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DungeonMaster
06-29-2007, 08:43 PM
DRAFT TIPS

DONíT WASTE MONEY ON MAGAZINES
Too many of them base their rankings too much on the year before
They rate too many players, nobody cares about the 140th ranked WR
They cost money and there are many websites you can look at for free
They base it off of what a player is expected to do, which is a good thing
They compare what a RB is expected to do to what a QB is expected to do, which is a bad thing
My rankings are based over the personís career specifically focused on the last 5 years
My rankings are free
I use a tier system which compares RBs to RBs, QBs to QBs, and so on. The difference is that a mid to low second string RB is not much better than an early to mid third string RB. A top first QB is a lot better to have than even a mid first string QB.

GET STEADY PLAYERS, AVOID HAVING TO PLAY MATCHUPS
Getting a steady performer is better than having two guys that you have to decide on each week. It gives you more room to work with and you donít have to get the backups as fast.You canít avoid it for your 3rd WR and backups, but you can for almost all starters.

DONíT GET A BACKUP FOR YOUR TE, K, AND DST
Instead, get a TE, K, and DST with different bye weeks. Get a backup for whichever position has the first bye then drop him and add for whichever position has the next bye week. This will leave roster space for your risky picks or for when your WRs have bye weeks, then you can get an extra backup WR and play whoever has the best matchup.

DONíT DRAFT A TE TOO EARLY
Only the best TEs should be drafted before your second WR. The difference between the 6th TE and 18th TE isnít near as much as the difference between the 13th WR and the 24th WR.

DONíT DRAFT A DST TOO EARLY
Only the top defenses should be drafted before you have a backup WR, RB, AND QB.

DONíT DRAFT A KICKER TOO EARLY
Kickers donít make a big enough difference. You should have all positions filled and 1-2 backups at the key positions first.

DONíT COUNT ON BEING ABLE TO TRADE
People are too paranoid that they are getting shafted and trades donít happen much in FF. Getting the top 3 WRs in hopes that you can trade one of them for a top RB is not a good idea.

ROB THE BYE WEEKS
Weeks 6 and 8 have 6 teams on a bye each. If you avoid drafting players with byes those weeks, itís all of your starters against a team playing with backups.

FORFIET THE BYE WEEKS
There are 12 teams to choose from with byes in weeks 6 and 8 that will get you the title. Losing two games still gets you into the playoffs and to the gold. There are a lot of key players to choose from in these two bye weeks.

AVOID INJURY PRONE PLAYERS
Thereís nothing like having McNabb get you to the playoffs and getting injured before your big game.

AVOID RETIRED PLAYERS
Keyshawn Johnson is the only retired guy worth drafting AS A RISK, as in when you already have 5 WRs.

HAVE FUN
Thatís it, have fun.

DungeonMaster
06-29-2007, 09:04 PM
Alright I am basing this draft as if there were 12 teams, 15 rds, and in a league where you start 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE, 1K, 1DST. That is how pretty much all standard free leagues are.

POS TIER LAST FIRST TEAM BYE
RB 1 Tomlinson LaDanian SD 7
RB 1 Johnson Larry KC 8
QB 1 Manning Peyton IND 6
QB 1 Brady Tom NE 10
QB 1 Palmer Carson CIN 5
RB 1 Alexander Shaun SEA 8
RB 1 Jackson Steven STL 9
QB 2 Brees Drew NO 4
QB 2 Rivers Philip SD 7
QB 2 Manning Eli NYG 9
RB 2 Addai Joseph IND 6
RB 2 Parker Willie PIT 6
RB 2 Maroney Laurence NE 10
RB 2 Johnson Rudi CIN 5
RB 2 Gore Frank SF 6
RB 2 Jones-Drew Maurice JAX 4
QB 3 Romo Tony DAL 8
QB 3 Bulger Mark STL 9
RB 2 Portis Clinton WAS 4
WR 1 Harrison Marvin IND 6
WR 1 Owens Terrell DAL 8
WR 1 Wayne Reggie IND 6
QB 4 McNabb Donavan PHI 5
QB 4 Cutler Jay DEN 6
QB 4 Favre Brett GB 7
WR 1 Moss Randy NE 10
WR 1 Johnson Chad CIN 5
WR 2 Holt Torry STL 9
WR 2 Smith Steve CAR 7
RB 3 Westbrook Bryan PHI 5
WR 2 Evans Lee BUF 6
WR 2 Brown Reggie PHI 5
RB 3 Lynch Marshawn BUF 6
QB 5 Hasselbeck Matt SEA 8
WR 2 Ward Hines PIT 6
WR 2 Burress Plaxico NYG 9
RB 3 Morency Vernand GB 7
RB 3 Jones Thomas NYJ 10
RB 3 Jacobs Brandon NYG 9

So the forums don't maintain the style input I guess.

DungeonMaster
06-29-2007, 09:08 PM
POS TIER LAST NAME FIRST NAME TEAM BYE
WR 2 Williams Roy DET 6
RB 3 James Edgerrin ARI 8
RB 3 Green Ahman HOU 10
RB 3 Jones Kevin DET 6
RB 3 Bush Reggie NO 4
QB 5 Kitna John DET 6
WR 3 Fitzgerald Larry ARI 8
WR 3 Galloway Joey TB 10
WR 3 Moss Santana WAS 4
TE 1 Gates Antonio SD 7
RB 4 Barber Marion DAL 8
WR 3 Chambers Chris MIA 9
RB 4 Taylor Fred JAX 4
QB 5 Pennington Chad NYJ 10
TE 1 Shockey Jeremy NYG 9
WR 3 Driver Donald GB 7
QB 5 Roethlisberger Ben PIT 6
RB 4 Brown Ronnie MIA 9
RB 4 McGahee Willis BAL 8
RB 4 Henry Travis DEN 6
QB 5 Vick Michael ATL 8
RB 4 Taylor Chester MIN 5
WR 4 Walker Javon DEN 6
QB 6 Delhomme Jake CAR 7
WR 4 Coles Laverneaus NYJ 10
RB 4 Benson Cedric CHI 9
WR 4 Houshmandzadeh TJ CIN 5
QB 6 McNair Steve BAL 8
WR 4 Colston Marques NO 4
QB 6 Campbell Jason WAS 4
WR 4 Boldin Anquan ARI 8
WR 4 Edwards Braylon CLE 7
WR 4 Porter Jerry OAK 5
RB 5 Jordan Lamont OAK 5
WR 4 Johnson Andre HOU 10
QB 6 Young Vince TEN 4
WR 4 Burleson Nate SEA 8
RB 5 Lewis Jamal CLE 7
TE 2 Crumpler Alge ATL 8
QB 6 Losman JP BUF 6
TE 2 Cooley Chris WAS 4
RB 5 Brown Chris TEN 4
RB 5 Jones Julius DAL 8
WR 4 Jackson Darryl SF 6
TE 2 Heap Todd BAL 8
RB 5 Williams Cadillac TB 10
TE 2 Gonzalez Tony KC 8
RB 5 McAllister Duece NO 4
WR 5 Jackson Vincent SD 7
RB 5 Williams DeAngelo CAR 7
QB 6 Grossman Rex CHI 9
RB 5 Dunn Warrick ATL 8
WR 5 Booker Marty MIA 9
WR 5 Wilford Ernest JAX 4

DungeonMaster
06-29-2007, 09:10 PM
POS TIER LAST NAME FIRST NAME TEAM BYE
WR 5 Stallworth Donte NE 10
TE 3 Smith LJ PHI 5
WR 5 Bruce Isaac STL 9
TE 3 Winslow Kellen CLE 7
TE 3 Miller Heath PIT 6
WR 5 Givens David TEN 4
WR 5 Glenn Terry DAL 8
WR 5 Cotchery Jericho NYJ 10
WR 5 Mason Derrick BAL 8
WR 5 Kennison Eddie KC 8
WR 5 Clayton Mark BAL 8
TE 4 Daniels Owen HOU 10
TE 4 Witten Jason DAL 8
WR 5 Branch Deion SEA 8
WR 5 Chatman Antonio CIN 5
RB 5 Foster DeShaun CAR 7
QB 6 Leinart Matt ARI 8
TE 4 Clark Dallas IND 6
QB 6 Smith Alex SF 6
WR 5 Horn Joe ATL 8
TE 4 Davis Vernon SF 6
WR 6 Williams Reggie JAX 4
WR 6 Berrian Bernard CHI 9
WR 6 Hackett DJ SEA 8
WR 6 Smith Rod DEN 6
WR 6 Henderson Devery NO 4
WR 6 Price Peerless BUF 6
WR 6 Muhammad Muhsin CHI 9
WR 6 Williamson Troy MIN 5
WR 6 Curtis Kevin PHI 5
QB 7 Quinn Brady CLE 7
WR 6 Crayton Patrick DAL 8
WR 6 Furrey Mike DET 6
WR 6 Jarrett Dwayne CAR 7
TE 4 Stevens Jerramy TB 10
QB 7 Garcia Jeff TB 10
WR 6 Jennings Greg GB 7
WR 6 Johnson Calvin DET 6
WR 6 Jurevicius Joe CLE 7
DST 1 Bears Chicago CHI 9
DST 1 Ravens Baltimore BAL 8
DST 1 Packers Green Bay GB 7
WR 6 Parker Eric SD 7
WR 6 Holmes Santonio PIT 6
QB 7 Carr David CAR 7
DST 2 Steelers Pittsburgh PIT 6
DST 2 Chargers San Diego SD 7
WR 6 Jones Brandon TEN 4
WR 6 Curry Ronald OAK 5
DST 2 Patriots New England NE 10
K 1 Graham Shayne CIN 5
K 1 Vinatieri Adam IND 6
DST 3 Vikings Minnesota MIN 5
RB 6 Norwood Jerious ATL 8
RB 6 Buckhalter Correll PHI 5
DST 3 Eagles Philadelphia PHI 5
RB 6 Betts Ladell WAS 4
K 1 Wilkins Jeff STL 9
K 1 Kaeding Nate SD 7
K 1 Gould Robbie CHI 9
K 1 Gostkowski Stephan NE 10
DST 3 Cowboys Dallas DAL 8
TE 4 McMichael Randy STL 9
K 1 Stover Matt BAL 8
RB 6 Turner Michael SD 7
DST 3 Jaguars Jacksonville JAX 4
TE 5 Baker Chris NYJ 10
RB 6 Droughns Reuben NYG 9
TE 5 Campbell Dan DET 6
DST 3 Cardinals Arizona ARI 8
RB 6 Rhodes Dominick OAK 5
DST 3 Broncos Denver DEN 6
K 2 Elam Jason DEN 6
DST 3 Bills Buffalo BUF 6
K 2 Gramatica Martin DAL 8
RB 6 Bell Mike DEN 6
K 2 Scobee Josh JAX 4
K 2 Brown Josh SEA 8
DST 4 Panthers Carolina CAR 7
QB 7 Leftwich Byron JAX 4
K 2 Akers David PHI 5
K 2 Tynes Lawrence NYG 9
RB 6 Bell Tatum DET 6
RB 6 Herron Noah GB 7
WR 7 Toomer Amani NYG 9
WR 7 Copper Terrence NO 4
DST 4 Seahawks Seattle SEA 8
RB 7 Barlow Kevan PIT 6
QB 7 Garrard David JAX 4
QB 7 Culpepper Daunte MIA 9
TE 5 Watson Ben NE 10
TE 5 Scheffler Tony DEN 6
TE 5 Clark Desmond CHI 9
K 3 Rackers Neil ARI 8
K 3 Kasey John CAR 7
K 3 Hanson Jason DET 6
K 3 Nedney Joe SF 6
QB 7 Jackson Tarvaris MIN 5
QB 7 Schaub Matt HOU 10
QB 7 Huard Damon KC 8
QB 7 Simms Chris TB 10
QB 8 Rosenfels Sage HOU 10
QB 8 Croyle Brodie KC 8

DungeonMaster
06-29-2007, 09:11 PM
POS TIER LAST NAME FIRST NAME TEAM BYE
QB 8 McCown Josh OAK 5
QB 8 Frye Charlie CLE 7
WR 7 Walter Kevin HOU 10
WR 7 Welker Wes NE 10
WR 7 Battle Arnaz SF 6
WR 7 Washington Nate PIT 6
WR 7 Meacham Robert NO 4
WR 7 Jenkins Michael ATL 8
WR 7 McMullen Billy MIN 5
WR 7 Jackson Chad NE 10
WR 7 Parker Sammie KC 8
WR 7 Lewis Greg PHI 5
WR 7 Jones Matt JAX 4
WR 7 Gonzalez Anthony IND 6
WR 7 Lelie Ashley SF 6
WR 7 Wade Bobby MIN 5
WR 7 Taylor Travis OAK 5
WR 7 Johnson Bryant ARI 8
WR 7 Bennett Drew STL 9
TE 5 Smith Alex TB 10
TE 5 Martin David MIA 9
TE 5 Scaife Bo TEN 4
TE 5 Miller Zack OAK 5
TE 5 Johnson Eric NO 4
TE 6 Graham Daniel DEN 6
WR 7 Clayton Michael TB 10
WR 7 Marshall Brandon DEN 6
WR 7 Ferguson Robert GB 7
WR 7 Lloyd Brandon WAS 4
WR 7 Reed Josh BUF 6
DST 5 Bengals Cincinnatti CIN 5
DST 5 Giants New York NYG 9
DST 5 Jets New York NYJ 10
DST 5 Dolphins Miami MIA 9
RB 7 Dayne Ron HOU 10
RB 7 White LenDale TEN 5
RB 7 Faulk Kevin NE 10
RB 7 Thomas Anthony BUF 6
RB 7 Moore Mewelde MIN 5
RB 7 Davenport Najeh PIT 6
RB 7 Washington Leon NYJ 10
RB 7 Houston Cedric NYJ 10
RB 7 Pittman Michael TB 10
RB 7 Peterson Adrian CHI 9
WR 8 Stokley Brandon DEN 6
WR 8 Osgood Kassim SD 7
WR 8 Engram Bobby SEA 8
WR 8 White Roddy ATL 8
WR 8 Gabriel Doug OAK 5
WR 8 Carter Tim CLE 7
WR 8 Williams Roydell TEN 4
WR 8 Floyd Malcolm SD 7
WR 9 Wilson Cedrick PIT 6
WR 9 Nance Martin MIN 5
WR 9 Jones Jacoby HOU 10
WR 9 Bradley Mark CHI 9
WR 9 Davis Rashied CHI 9
WR 9 Gardner Rod KC 8
WR 9 Northcutt Dennis JAX 4
WR 9 Holt Glenn CIN 5
WR 9 Caldwell Reche NE 10
WR 9 Colbert Keary CAR 7
WR 9 Baskett Hank PHI 5
WR 9 Martin Ruvell GB 7
WR 9 Randle El Antwaan WAS 4
WR 9 Williams Demetrius BAL 8
WR 9 Moss Sinorice NYG 9
WR 9 Hilliard Ike TB 10
WR 9 Dwight Tim NYJ 10
K 3 Nugent Mike NYJ 10
K 4 Medlock Justin KC 8
K 4 Reed Jeff PIT 6
K 4 Feely Jay MIA 9
K 4 Rayner David GB 7
K 4 Lindell Rian BUF 6
K 4 Mare Olindo NO 4
K 4 Bryant Matt TB 10
K 4 Suisham Shaun WAS 4
K 4 Longwell Ryan MIN 5
K 4 Elling Aaron ATL 8
DST 5 Raiders Oakland OAK 5
DST 5 Colts Indianapolis IND 6
DST 5 Titans Tennessee TEN 4
DST 5 Lions Detroit DET 6
DST 5 Buccaneers Tampa Bay TB 10
DST 5 Browns Cleveland CLE 7
DST 5 Saints New Orleans NO 4
TE 6 Troupe Ben TEN 4
TE 6 Wrighster George JAX 4
TE 6 Brady Kyle NE 10
TE 6 Lewis Mercedes JAX 4
TE 6 Olsen Greg CHI 9
TE 6 Wilcox Daniel BAL 8
QB 9 Griese Brian CHI 9
QB 9 Brunell Mark WAS 4
QB 9 Ramsey Patrick DEN 6
QB 9 Feeley AJ PHI 5
QB 9 Bollinger Brooks MIN 5
QB 9 Clemens Kellen NYJ 10
QB 9 Boller Kyle BAL 8
QB 9 Batch Charlie PIT 6
WR 9 Davis Craig SD 7
WR 9 Parrish Roscoe BUF 6
WR 9 Mathis Jerome HOU 10
WR 9 Hall Dante STL 9
WR 9 Hakim Az-Zahir MIA 9
WR 9 Ginn Ted MIA 9
WR 9 Smith Steve NYG 9
WR 9 Gaffney Jabar NE 10

jackers
06-29-2007, 11:44 PM
That is the beauty of FF, we can all have different opinions on where to place players per tier. IMO, some of your tiers are a little off but like I said, that is what makes it fun.

danny3527
06-30-2007, 06:08 AM
larry johnson holding out should drive some people crazy this year!

DungeonMaster
06-30-2007, 01:43 PM
That is the beauty of FF, we can all have different opinions on where to place players per tier. IMO, some of your tiers are a little off but like I said, that is what makes it fun.

When I got done with the QBs and looked at the list I thought I was crazy for putting Eli Manning so high and double checked it, but last year he was 11th in yards and tied for fourth most TDs (among QBs), in 2005 he was 5th in yards and tied for 4th in TDs, and in 2004 he was a rookie. The guy is a very safe bet this year even if he does throw more picks than most peaople like.

DungeonMaster
08-20-2007, 11:58 AM
After 2 weeks of the preseason here are some updates as you head into your drafts.

It doesn't look like Rueben Droughns was brought in to share time with Brandon Jacobs.

Dallas looks like it will repeat with Julius Jones Running and Marion Barber scoring.

Calvin Johnson might not start but could still score on some bombs.

Minnesota had Chester Taylor starting in week 1 and Adrian Peterson starting in week 2. Peterson had a 43 yarder and his 7 other rushes totaled 27 yards (3.9 avg).

Brandon Jackson has been the starter both weeks for Green Bay without Vernand Morency's presence. Morency is still listed as the starter.

Jeff Garcia looked better this week with limited touches.

Garrard is looking good during preseason and should be a late pick "if" Leftwich gets injured.

Reggie Bush got in the game earlier this week but Duece McAlister is still the starter. Bush should still be picked over McAlister.

DeShaun Foster is also still the starter over DeAngelo Williams and is seeing more time than McAlister is in NO.

Jerious Norwood is listed as the starter in the ATL. Michael Vick is not a good pick this year.

Travis Henry looks to be the definite starter in Denver and won't be sharing time. With Denver's rushing history, Henry should be taken in the first or second round.

Brodie Croyle started in week 1 and Damon Huard started in week 2. Look for the Chiefs to play Michael Bennett during the Larry Johnson holdout. If Priest Holmes returns, look for him to be the starter. Holmes has had 4 1000+ yard seasons and was on pace for another when he was sidelined in 2005.

Daunte Culpepper is giving Andrew Walter a run for his money as the starter in Oakland. Look for Culpepper to be the starter at the beginning of the season. An injury prone QB behind a high school line isn't a good idea though.

Fred Taylor is still the starter over Maurice Jones Drew but back to back injury free seasons are not likely.

Chris Brown started in week 1 and Chris Henry started in week 2 for the Titans. Brown is listed as the starter and wil likely remain there. Henry's start in week 2 was likely to push Brown harder.

Anthony Thomas and Marshawn Lynch have both had a start also. Lynch is looking good but Thomas is still listed as the starter. An update will be given after week 3.

Kevan Borlow doesn't appear to be sharing any time with Willie Parker in Pittsburgh.

Charlie Frye started in week 1, Derek Anderson started in week 2, and Brady Quinn looked like he was worth the trade up. Look for Quinn to be the starter by the end of the season if not sooner.

Another update is on the way next week.

DungeonMaster
08-21-2007, 10:14 PM
Larry Johnson has re-signed for 6 yrs. Anyone else in multiple leagues?

river rat
08-22-2007, 12:00 AM
Do you do all this shiat will you are at work?

DungeonMaster
08-22-2007, 09:19 AM
I try. Why do you ask?

Pete
08-22-2007, 09:34 AM
Hey Otter, you should run one of these in addition to the other pool. :yay:

mainman
08-24-2007, 09:11 AM
I have a draft tonight....

kom526
08-29-2007, 12:18 AM
Leinart, Pennington or Shaub? I have 2 of these and I'm thinking of dropping one and picking up Shaub.

WRs
R. Moss NE
D. Stallworth NE
A. Randle-El Was
D. Henderson NO
J. Jones Hou

Who should I trade to pick up DJ Hackett (waivers)

DungeonMaster
08-31-2007, 10:49 AM
Leinart, Pennington or Shaub? I have 2 of these and I'm thinking of dropping one and picking up Shaub.

WRs
R. Moss NE
D. Stallworth NE
A. Randle-El Was
D. Henderson NO
J. Jones Hou

Who should I trade to pick up DJ Hackett (waivers)

Randle El has already proven unfantasyworthy and Jacoby Jones is a rookie and not a starter. If you really want Matt Schaub, drop both of those WRs and get Hackett and Schaub. I hope you have two stud RBs because your lineup doesn't sound so good.

kom526
08-31-2007, 11:10 AM
RBs

R. Bush
L. Betts
C. Taylor


This was the outcome of auto draft.

Jets OL is decimated, I don't think Pennington is going to have a lot of time for passing.

nomoney
08-31-2007, 11:37 AM
alright, never played before....giving it a try. this is who I got.....did I do good?

QB Matt Shaub
RB Steve Jackson
RB REggie Bush
WR Chad Johnson
WR Vincent Jackson
WR Mushin Mohammad
TE Antonio Gates
DEF Baltimore
K Neil RAckers

Bench
Lamont Jordan
Julius Jones
Trent Green
Denver

DungeonMaster
08-31-2007, 01:02 PM
RBs

R. Bush
L. Betts
C. Taylor


This was the outcome of auto draft.

Jets OL is decimated, I don't think Pennington is going to have a lot of time for passing.

The Jets line won't be as bad as the Texans or Raiders last year. If David Carr could put up decent numbers last year wothout RB help and only 1 real go to guy (Johnson), then Pennington can do it with Thomas Jones, Jericho Cotchery, and Laverneous Coles. Schaub looked good in preseason but so did every Browns QB. I'm guessing you took Reggie Bush as your first rounder?

DungeonMaster
08-31-2007, 01:18 PM
alright, never played before....giving it a try. this is who I got.....did I do good?

QB Matt Shaub
RB Steve Jackson
RB REggie Bush
WR Chad Johnson
WR Vincent Jackson
WR Mushin Mohammad
TE Antonio Gates
DEF Baltimore
K Neil RAckers

Bench
Lamont Jordan
Julius Jones
Trent Green
Denver

I would say you definitely did good. Just a recommendation, drop Jordan for a WR that doesn't have a bye in weeks 5, 7, or 9. You also don't have a backup TE for week 7, and then you have a K and D with byes in week 8. I do think you have an awesome lineup but you have a couple weeks where you have a guy off.

nomoney
08-31-2007, 01:37 PM
I would say you definitely did good. Just a recommendation, drop Jordan for a WR that doesn't have a bye in weeks 5, 7, or 9. You also don't have a backup TE for week 7, and then you have a K and D with byes in week 8. I do think you have an awesome lineup but you have a couple weeks where you have a guy off.

thanks!

kom526
09-01-2007, 06:47 AM
I'm guessing you took Reggie Bush as your first rounder?
Yep.

I'm also thinking that Quinn will be starting for the Browns before the season is out. He looked pretty good vs. 2nd team guys and he had some reps w/ the 1st team O. The guys on "Moving the Chains" (Sirius NFL Radio) are saying (opinion) that it'll be the week after the Browns bye.

DungeonMaster
09-03-2007, 06:05 PM
Yep.

I'm also thinking that Quinn will be starting for the Browns before the season is out. He looked pretty good vs. 2nd team guys and he had some reps w/ the 1st team O. The guys on "Moving the Chains" (Sirius NFL Radio) are saying (opinion) that it'll be the week after the Browns bye.

They have a week 7 bye, I doubt they will wait that long on Quinn (opinion).

kom526
09-04-2007, 09:07 AM
They have a week 7 bye, I doubt they will wait that long on Quinn (opinion).
The Browns stated that Frye will be the starter...on a game to game basis.

DungeonMaster
09-05-2007, 09:28 AM
The Browns stated that Frye will be the starter...on a game to game basis.

Which means they don't expect him to stay there too long. Way to build your QBs confidence Cleveland...