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  • Brandon 10:20 am on September 7, 2011 Permalink
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    Brandon’s 2011 fantasy football teams 

    Just felt like showing off my fantasy football teams for this season, along with a couple of notes based on the similarities and differences between the leagues.

    • Got Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez on all four teams. He has great upside and could easily be the best receiver on the Patriots this year…and he doesn’t cost anything! You can grab a starting tight end earlier in the draft, such as Owen Daniels (who I got in multiple leagues), and still get Hernandez towards the end in case he has a huge year.
    • I never had the courage to draft a top tier quarterback. With a shallow running back and wide receiver class this year, it seemed more important to solidify those positions and then just grab two (or three?) quarterbacks that can be rotated in based on match-ups. It seems I went RB-RB-WR or RB-WR-RB in all of my leagues to start the drafts.
    • Based on them being on more than one of my team’s this year, some of the players I’m high on (and see good value in) are: Matthew Stafford, Sam Bradford, Ray Rice, Steven Jackson, Frank Gore, Mario Manningham, Wes Welker, Owen Daniels, Jacoby Ford, Aaron Hernandez, DeAngelo Williams and the New England defense.
    • This year Yahoo has Toyota as one of their sponsors and in each league, they award the Toyota best drafted team (or something.) My Beer league team was the only one to win this prize, but one out of four isn’t bad I guess!
    • I wanted to pick my favorite team out of the bunch, but I actually really like all of my teams this year and expect big things from them.
    • My public league team is pretty stacked, but the scoring is wacky, so who knows how good it’ll end up doing!

  • Brandon 12:17 pm on September 9, 2010 Permalink
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    B(eer) League draft results 

    In case anyone was interested, Matt and I participated in our final fantasy football draft of the 2010-11 season last night and I’ve updated the Google Docs spreadsheet listing our team (third tab!) The league is what we consider the B-League (or Beer League) and is more of a way for us to recruit our friends into the fantasy football addiction. In that light, we’re able to switch up our draft style a bit and take a few more chances than in the other leagues.

    Interestingly, we both went WR-WR-RB to start the draft and I honestly really like this team (maybe WR-WR-RB is the way to go!) Anyways, I’ve organized the spreadsheet so you can now see each league in a different tab, which should make it easier to view.

  • Brandon 11:10 am on September 2, 2010 Permalink
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    Our 2010 fantasy football teams 

    With the drafts having taken place recently for the two most important fantasy football leagues that Matt and I take part in, I figured it was worth sharing who we ended up with. In case you were curious, we’re in a keeper league that uses a RB/WR flex position, as well as a “League of Champions”, which uses pretty standard scoring.

    I love my keeper league team, which could prove to be unstoppable, thanks in large part to my keepers from last season – Ray Rice, Jermichael Finley and Mike Wallace! As for my League of Champions team, I was definitely not prepared for the hardships that come along with the 11th pick of a 12 team draft. After drafting Rashard Mendenhall and Tom Brady with my top two picks, it was a LONNNGGG, painful wait before those next two picks. I’m putting a lot of faith two risky wide receivers with Housh and Edwards, but maybe Jacoby Jones and Legedu Naanee will step up and relieve those my worries (one can hope, right?!)

    Anyways, feel free to leave any questions/comments you have…

    • Squish 2:53 pm on September 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Looks good guys! I recently had the 10th pick of a draft in a 12 team league and I chose the alternative to what Brandon did (mainly because mendenhall was off the board). I ended up taking Moss in the first and Brees in the second. I did that mainly b/c there is no flex in that league. Ended up with Benson, McCoy, Bradshaw, and Cadillac at RB but Moss, Welker, and the other Moss at WR. I found there was more talent available in my needed areas at my pick with this strategy than when I take a RB first round with a late pick. Just a thought.

    • Mal 11:02 pm on September 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      How did you possibly draft Johnson and Rice Brandon?

      • Brandon 8:35 am on September 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, our league is clueless? Just kidding. He was one of my keepers from last season. I drafted him in the 4th round last year, so this year he was my second pick. It just happened that I got first pick as well, so I got Chris Johnson. Pretty solid RB corps, huh?

        • Mal 8:49 am on September 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          of course! OOO YEAHHH

    • bigchimp 2:53 am on September 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      New to the board. Great site, btw.

      Unstoppable team with cj and ray rice but maybe a more realistic scenario if I could ask for an opinion.

      I had the 8th pick in a 12 team snake.

      Michael Turner, P Manning, Greg Jennings, Antonio Gates, Hines Ward, Arian Foster, LaDainian Tomlinson, Mike Williams(TB), Vincent Jackson, Santonio Holmes, Deon Butler, Mike Thomas, Nate Kaeding, Cincy, Jacoby Jones.

      Should I be worried about my rb situation and will I have enough firepower in my reach guys (vj, santonio, jacoby, mike Williams, Hines ward) to use as tradebait? What are your thoughts on the probability 2 of the 5 guys turn into legit #2 guys if any?

      Thanks in advance

      • Brandon 1:38 pm on September 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I like your starting RB’s and “experts” are predicting that Foster is one of the top starts for week 1. However, you’re putting a lot of eggs in the Foster basket. It might be nice to get at least one more RB to round out your squad. At receiver, I assume you’ll be starting Jennings, Ward and hopefully Jacoby Jones to start the season. You’ll be all set once V-Jax and Santonio return, so maybe wait a few weeks before trying to trade for more running back depth.

        • michael 4:31 pm on September 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          so you wouldn’t start antonio gates over j jones or ward?

        • michael 4:32 pm on September 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          we start 1 qb, 2 rb, 2 wr, 1 wr/te, 1 dst, 1 k

        • Brandon 4:35 pm on September 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Oh, didn’t know that was an option. I’d start Gates over Jones AND Ward in that WR/TE slot. So Jennings and Ward in the WR spots and Gates in the flex spot.

      • michael 4:52 pm on September 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        wow, fast reply…thanks very much for your help!

    • bigchimp 2:54 am on September 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry forgot to mention. Standard scoring non ppr 6 pt passing/rushing td

  • Brandon 3:24 pm on June 22, 2010 Permalink
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    First fantasy football team of the year and draft results 

    As I mentioned previously, last night was my first fantasy football draft of the year, as I traditionally sign up for a Public league as soon as Yahoo opens for sign-ups. Anyways, I just wanted to share the team I ended up with. You’ll notice this league has an interesting twist, as it’s a 12-team league with no Defense or Kicker, but with extra position players. I’ll add some analysis later this evening if I can, but just know that this draft was done with a beer, no cheat sheets and the primary purpose of giving people an idea of how the drafts might go this season…

    draft results roster
    draft results each team
    • Sean 4:41 pm on June 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      WHAT? You drafted Roddy White over the REAL Brand Marshall? HOW?

      Love Steve Smith being drafted immediately after… Steve Smith.

      • Brandon 4:01 pm on June 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hah, had to go with Roddy White due to quarterback concerns in Miami. I guess Chad Henne can throw the long ball, but that’s not always B. Marshall’s specialty.

        However, now that the draft is over and I’m looking at the accumulated points for players in the league according to the scoring rules, it breaks down like this:

        1. Quarterbacks – WAY above the rest of the players. Glad I got two solid starters and one decent one to play in the flex spot!
        2. Receivers that return kicks – Return yardage is HUGE apparently. I just picked up Danny Amendola of the Rams, since he would have scored 130 points last year under these scoring rules, while Roddy White only had 129! Good thing I’m stocked on kick returners like Jacoby Jones, Darren Sproles, Amendola, and Brandon Tate (assuming he returns kicks for NE.)
        3. Running backs and wide receivers not returning kicks
        4. Tight ends

    • e-roc 4:16 pm on June 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      First of all, I love that it’s Fantasy Football season again.

      Secondarily, nice draft! I probably would’ve gone after another RB instead of Alex Smith in the 10th round… It was interesting to see who were the Top 5 players off the board.. Our league is very QB-point heavy, so Brees arguably will go #1 overall.

      • Brandon 6:51 am on June 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        e-roc, this league is also VERY quarterback heavy, so I’m actually glad I grabbed Alex Smith before all of the half-way decent QB’s were gone. Just for comparison sake, last year, Smith would have had 232 points, while Chris Johnson would have only had 222! I didn’t realize it was this lopsided until after the draft, so I’m glad I got that third quarterback.

        Don’t worry though, in our normal leagues with “normal” scoring, things might be a bit different 🙂

    • Amir 12:50 am on July 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Shouldn’t you have drafted QB/QB since QB is so heavy and you start 2 of them?

      • Brandon 4:59 pm on July 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        In retrospect, maybe that would have been a good idea, but I think I ended up with decent enough options at the QB position along with my Chris Johnson pick. Not that excited to hear Roddy White’s name brought up in the recent Mike Vick drama, but I don’t think he’s being implicated of anything so it should be all good.

        I do like some of the ideas behind this league. Having no kicker and no defense takes a bit of randomness out of the weekly match-ups. Also, having more QB/RB/WR/TE adds more variety between the top-tier players some teams have and the scrubs that other teams roll out. Maybe I can convince my real leagues to consider some of these options this year (hint, hint…Matt?)

    • Squish 9:02 pm on July 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Nice to see you guys back in the game again! I’m currently in a tough spot in a keeper league and would appreciate some help. It’s a league where the starting spots are:

      2 RB
      1 TE
      1 K

      My problem is that the 3 QBs I ended the season with last year were Warner, Mcnabb, and Alex Smith. Not exactly the best keeper material lol. The big issue is that I have great keepers at a lot of other positions. I can keep five players.

      ATM, the choices are these:

      Vincent Jackson
      Andre Johnson
      Roy Williams
      DeAngelo Williams
      Kevin Smith
      Brent Celek
      Owen Daniels
      Jared Allen (DL)

      It seems pretty simple at first glance but the league is setup so that the keepers you take are your first picks. If you take less of them, you get to pick while other guys are taking their keepers. In addition to the 5 regular keepers, you can choose to keep players from the rookie draft. I never use the rookie portion of the draft to grab rookies so I have none of those. Most teams have If I take only 4 keepers and leave Mcnabb out there, I would definitely be able to nab Ryan Matthews. Obviously I’d be way over stacked at RB but I would have a hell of a lot of trade bait to perhaps procure a few top level guys. In addition, most teams already have 2 good QBs and it’s likely I could draft McNabb later in the draft.

      So what I’ve been thinking is:
      1st – Turner (Keeper)
      2nd – AJ (Keeper)
      3rd – DW (Keeper)
      4th – Vjax (Keeper) – (if he decides to play this year)
      5th – Ryan Matthews/Any other good players not kept (Last season I got DeAngelo Williams in the 6th because I was the only team without a rookie keeper)

      Any advice? Should I just play it safe and take McNabb?

    • Ken 10:09 am on July 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys. Can’t wait for this season of FF football. I see Fitz went in the 2nd round for your draft. I was curious to see how far he’d drop without Warner in the picture. Seems like he still has value in most drafts

      I’m joining a keeper league as an expansion team. Myself and two other players are given 3 keeper picks before the draft from the 3 rosters of players who won’t be in the league anymore. I traded my 4th round draft pick for S. Rice. So I have to pick two keepers. The draft snakes and I got my picks back to back

      I’ll be picking Matt Shaub for sure, and then my other viable options are:

      Brett Farve
      Eli Manning
      Ricky Williams
      Ronnie Brown
      Anquan Boldin

      I’m a little torn on my 2nd pick. Keep in mind, minus the rookies, the top 10 RB are already locked up through the keeper system. So I’m leaning towards taking RIcky or Ronnie just to secure myself some sort of decent RB, but to me neither of those guys are actually 2nd or 3rd round material.

      What do you guys think? Should I take the RB, say Ricky? Or should I lock up a very solid backup QB with Eli. Take a risk and grab farve to have two top QBs that I could leverage for a trade down the road. Boldin’s in there but I don’t see much of a point in making him a keeper pick.


    • Mal 1:45 am on July 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      good to be back ffgb, and nice draft Brandon. My first question this year is- do you guys know of a way to practise a live draft? Any websites out there? So I guess a dummy draft

      • Brandon 10:42 am on August 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Fleaflicker.com has a Mock Draft feature. Not sure it allows you to customize the league though, but it gives you a decent idea of how the rounds will work out.

  • Brandon 11:58 am on September 8, 2009 Permalink
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    Brandon's 2009 teams 

    This past weekend Matt and I had both of the drafts for our main fantasy football leagues, the League of Champions (12 team, re-draft, non-PPR) and our keeper league (12 team, 0.5 PPR.) I wanted to share the two teams I ended up with along with some commentary on where I felt good about my picks and where I may have slipped up a bit, so here you go. (More …)

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