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Greetings one and all, since we’ll be doing our Razzball Commenter Leagues via yahoo this year – and if you haven’t up, clicky-click on that linky-link to do so now – I thought it would be fair to highlight some round by round value plays for a 12 team league much like it so you get a feel for how I’d draft in this little shin-dig.  Because as we all know, I’m so important that you should care how I’d draft.  Now I’m gonna go round by round so clearly the first few aren’t going to be difficult to call ‘values’, per se.  But of course, I’ll aim to do a follow up to this piece called the Anti-Christ ADP so you get a feel for guys I’ll avoid via their round value.  Just in case someone out there isn’t familiar with our RCL set up, it’s 12 team PPR with W/R/T flex and 6 bench spots with the rest being, as they say, ‘the youzzzch’…or however you special the kid’s abbreviation of ‘usual’.  Now keep in mind, I know some draft picks will be unreasonable.  That’s not the point of this exercise.  I’m simply pointing out round by round whom I think is a steal or undervalued so if someone’s bye week if my QBs have the same bye week, you can tell me but I promise you I won’t care.  But now that we’ve laid the groundwork, let me do the footwork as I take you throw my All-ADP Team for 2013 Fantasy Football…well I can’t very well talk to you about the RCLs without strongly encouraging you to sign up for said RCLs now could I?  Here’s the link.  Get over there, create a league, then go back and look at yourself in the mirror and see how happy you’ve made yourself.  Now if you’ll excuse me, I still have a post to finish…

Trent Richardson, Round 1 – So I gotta say I’m a little shocked at Yahoo here.  Look, I get it, his YPC was a little underwhelming last year and he doesn’t play for a buzzy offense.  But the reality is, he played through a cracked rib and still scored 12 touchdowns.  For him to be projected as the 11th best pick in the draft, I’m a bit flummoxed seeing as I have him as 6th off the board in my Rankings.  I know, I know we’re splitting hairs here but as they say, you can’t win your league in the first round but you can sure lose it.  Clearly I like T-Rich more then a few of these guys.

Demaryius Thomas, Round 2 – Yeah, I know, why didn’t I go RB/RB?  Well, this is an exercise in valuation via the round involved and as the 22nd guy off the board, I have to say he’s being undervalued.  There’s a lot of worry about production from not just Decker but DT this year with the Welker signing.  Count me in the non-worried camp.  DT was the 5th best Wide Out in 2012 and should be valued as such but he’s getting pushed away from the group around AJ and Marshall.  I’m not on board with that.  But of course, we’re splitting hairs again.  Don’t worry, the later rounds should be better for valuation purposes.

Frank Gore, Round 3 – Ok, I have an RB2 now, are you happy?  He’s boring but consistent over the last two years.  I know you want this to all be fireworks but sometimes a sparkler will just have to do.

Marques Colston, Round 4 – Yes, I’ve gone boring with little upside with my last two picks.  Keep in mind I’m not assembling an actual team, just merely pointing out cheap options while trying to assemble one.  It’s just as hard on me as it is on you.

Matthew Stafford, Round 5 – Really, I could pick any QB that’s not going in the first 4 rounds up to Romo and feel I got value.  QB is so deep it hurts this year.

Rob Gronkowski, Round 6 – His current ADP of 69 will change before a lot of drafts start going off but I’m writing it now so I get to highlight it now.  This is absurd and I’ll gladly take it.  Injury risk, I fart in your general direction.  By the end of the year you should be happy with how cheap you got Gronk.

Chris Ivory, Round 7 – Anyone who knows anything about me knows Ivory’s going to be on my team this year.  Two straight years, two sleeper posts on this man.  If you want a full recount on why I like him for 2013, take a gander at this Chris Ivory Sleeper post.  I wrote it while huffing baked goods.

Vincent Brown, Round 8 – Yeah, I just draft guys I write sleeper posts about, I know.  With DX out of the picture, Vincent will probably start racing up the draft ladder but for now, he’s falling to me in the 8th so I have to write this before it gets out of hand…

Daryl Richardson, Round 9 – Early reports were that he would be the lead back in STL.  Current reports still say the same thing.  Yet none of you trust said reports.  Pardon me while I take advantage of that.

Danny Woodhead, Round 10 – You don’t really trust Mathews at this point, do you?  Good.  I’m not saying Woodhead takes over the lead role if/when Ryan gets injured but for where Danny’s going and his PPR upside, I’ll take it.

Chris Givens, Round 11 – Third guy I’ve written a sleeper post on in this.  I’m hip with this trend.  Second Rams offensive player I’ve drafted.  Maybe not so hip on that trend.  Either way, Givens first preseason game is a nice glimpse at what he can bring to the table.

Brian Hartline, Round 12 – I don’t get it.  Guy goes for 1000 yards receiving last year as the lone target in a very poor passing offense and he gets the snub this year in drafts.  I like Hartline’s chances to provide some poor-man’s Welker numbers as Wallace stretches the field.  Not an upside play here but definitely a value one.

Ryan Tannehill, Round 13 – I’m nothing if not strong in my convictions.  I’ve ranked him much higher then others in my QB rankings and already have him in my 14 team Auction draft I did earlier this year.  Just ignore the fact I drafted Pitta.  I’m trying to forget myself…

Greg Little, Round 14 – So apparently I love Dolphins, Rams and Browns players this year.  Really think that could come back to haunt me…but enough about that, it wasn’t that long ago Little was a highly touted wide out.  He’s in his third year and started ‘figuring it out’ down the stretch last year.  Eh, who cares about justifying your 14th round pick.  It’s a boom or bust move.  No reason to play it safe, just take what the draft gives you.

Cleveland Browns D/ST, Round 15 – Yeah, I’m just filling roster spots now and also highlighting a DST that I’d consider a ‘sleeper’ heading into the season but I won’t be writing any sleeper posts on cuz…well, it’s a flippin DST dude.  You really wanna read dat chit?

Dan Bailey, Round 16 – I’m being honest, I really don’t care here but you’d already know that if you read my Kicker post awhile back.  Cowboys offense + Bailey = I still don’t care but ok.

Alright, so there you have it, an All-ADP team fit for a king.  Let’s see what it looks like in because table format, shall we?

All-ADP Team For 12 Team Yahoo Leagues
Position Player Round Current ADP
QB Matthew Stafford 5 52
WR Demaryius Thomas 2 22
WR Marques Colston 4 37
WR Vincent Brown 8 91
RB Trent Richardson 1 11
RB Frank Gore 3 35
TE Rob Gronkowski 6 69
FLEX Chris Ivory 7 76
K Dan Bailey 16 260
DEF Cleveland Browns 15 297
Bench
QB Ryan Tannehill 13 149
WR Chris Givens 11 122
WR Brian Hartline 12 142
WR Greg Little 14 154
RB Danny Woodhead 10 117
RB Daryl Richardson 9 97

Wonderful, superb, splendid!  Now I just have to hope this doesn’t look silly 5 injuries later when I actually post it!  I’d say for a value by round team, this one looks pretty good and not too many picks would be considered outlandish or even out of draft order.  The highlights on this team to me would be Gronk in the 6th followed by Ivory and then nabbing RB depth in the 9th and 10th with Woodhead/Richardson.  It’s also a good way to highlight how waiting on QB can really help this draft season.  I was able to pretty much solidify my starting roster in the first 6 rounds minus my WR3 but that position is easier to fill then your FLEX position unless you don’t mind starting a TE or WR there (and believe me when I say, I do).  All in all, not a bad team if you ask me and so what if you didn’t?  I did and I like this team.  So there’s your All-ADP team.  Next week I’ll try to follow up with the opposite of this love fest with my Anti-ADP team.  Stay tuned!  Or don’t!  Sorry, I’m pro-choice, that couldn’t be helped.

From Around The Web

  1. Byobeerling says:
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    Nice draft, I like Gronk in the 6th, stash him until he’s healthy. I’ve got a question for you, I’m in a 14 team, .5 point per reception, rb and wr tds worth 6 points and qb tds worth 4. 1 point for every 10 yards receiving and rushing and 1 point for every 30 yards passing. No bonus for yardage marks or anything like that. I’m drafting 14th (and then 15th). I’m really torn here, I know elite rb’s are hard to come by, so do I scoop two lesser rbs in the end of the first and beginning of the second, or take one Rb and go Jimmy Graham or elite Wr like Marshall or Green?

    Based on our scoring system, Marshall and Green were both top 10 players last year, excluding qbs. Reviewing ADP’s, Marshall, green, and Graham are all going in the teens. I’m very intrigued by Graham, but again, I don’t want Chris Ivory and Bradshaw as my two Rb’s.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks!

      About your question, I am not big on drafting Graham. His position is too physical and I don’t trust him staying as healthy as a WR would. If you’re not going RB/RB, I’d rather go RB/WR there.

  2. Blake says:
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    thx for this – at least it helps on overall value!

    I am in a yahoo league as well and we have tweaked the scoring settings where QB’s get .2 pts per completions and passing TD’s are 6 pts, plus bonus pts for going over 300yds, etc, etc. RB/WR/TE’s get 6 pts for TD and bonus pts for over 100yds plus 1pt per completion. Where can I go to get rankings based on those settings and take into account your logic and the razzball logic?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think it gives a heightened value to QBs overall, but I would still employ going after a later QB. Romo or bust with that setting and if you whiff, take big upside plays later (Vick/Big Ben/Bradford) and balance them with a steady but boring kind of guy. Think Flacco or Dalton.

      • Blake says:
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        @Sky: thx, the tops QB’s in my league last year outpointed the top RB/WR’s by over 200pts. So I want to be sure I make the right call based on the draft round and slot. So the rankings that razzball used, that still fits my league settings for the most part?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Depends how your leaguemates draft around you. QB is deep but if you start seeing guys like Stafford going in the 3rd round, that’s your que on how to handle it.

          • Blake says:
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            @Sky: thx – Last year – aaron Rodgers went 1st overall, then brees and then brady, Then AP went off the board. I know it will go the same this year. So I need to target Stafford but guessing we probably wont be available in the 3rd round? 14 team league. So get a RB1 1st and then see what happens?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Yeah do that. 14 team always makes you thin somewhere. Think QB/TE are the easiest areas to make up for that

              • Blake says:
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                @Sky: but definitely get one of those top 10 QB’s if there is a run even it is 2nd rnd?

                Just a couple of questions regarding your rankings:

                Capernick – will he throw much? and his receivers are hurt…
                Luck – Very hard schedule?
                R Wilson – Just lost 2 of his weapons – will he be that good as No5?

                Given my settings – Do I need to rank them differently?

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  @Blake: Romo is ranked as the 12th best QB most places. He’d be my target once you see Stafford gone.

                  You won’t get many bonus games from Kaep but he’s still a solid play. He’s got Boldin and Davis, think he’ll be fine

                  Luck – Most definitions of hard/easy schedule are based off of how last year’s teams played. A team is defined in-season, not based off previous success. He’s also my QB10 and Kaep is my QB9 in the same tier. Not like I ranked them as QB3 and 4 or something.

                  RW3: Percy’s out. Who exactly is the second weapon he lost? It’s the same team that tore up the league as last year in the second half without Percy so I’m not sure where the concern is coming from. I don’t know what No5 means.

                  I don’t see a reason to rank them any differently.

  3. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    2 draft strategy questions:
    1) I know you’re supposed to be fluid in your draft strategies but have you seen any trends in this year’s player crop that lends itself more toward RB-RB in the early rounds? I seem to see a lot of experts advocating that, not sure if it’s RB scarcity, WR/QB abundance, or what.

    2) Any draft tips for a first time 2 QB League guy? Are there any major differences in value or targeting I should take into consideration in this league as opposed to typical 1 QB leagues I’ve played in the past?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1) more defined lead roles for RBs makes it easier to take the RB/RB approach. Also, WR/QB/TE are fairly deep which just heightens this factor. That said, drafts are fluid. I wouldn’t turn down Calvin in the first round if he fell to me.

      2) I have a 2 QB strategy post coming out tomorrow, oddly enough. Take a look then and see if you have further questions.

      • Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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        @Sky:

        Will do. Thanks Sky!

  4. btd says:
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    Let’s assume that Gronk isn’t ready for week 1, who’s the under-owned/undrafted TE that you’d grab?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      There are a lot of late/non-drafted guys I’m hip on this year at the TE position. Fred Davis is probably the best name I could throw out there. Tony Moeaki is a seemingly out of nowhere name that could pay huge dividends as well. I’d throw in Keller and Dickson here too but they’re streamable players most likely and not ones I’d latch onto.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @btd: if you want a hella deep sleeper that could be huge it’s Julius Thomas. depending on how things shake out in Denver and how deep your league is…

  5. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    per yesterdays conversation since I have read none of this article, but can you buy tickets as an employee of the university, wait, hold on I’ll skim it really quick so I have something intelligent-esque to say……….Gore will get hurt early and be worthless and what does the knee injury to Malcolm Floyd mean?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha, Jack you’re getting put on my Yahoo All-ADD team. I can buy tickets, just a question of how good of ones I can get.

      SF’s been pretty smart about handling Gore’s load (tee-hee) the last two years. Think he’ll be fine. If Malcom isn’t ready to go or is out for an extended period of time, Keenan Allen gets interesting. If Meachem gets another shot, I’ll tear his ACL for what he did to me last year. In reality, though, it makes owning Rivers pretty dicey. Not that Floyd is a stud by any means but that’s one less target Rivers is familiar with and he’s already missing DX and that O-Line’s pretty shaky. Vincent Brown is still intriguing in that setting, though.

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Sky: I would take no one from San Diego this year, yet I love the intrigue of a new coach and what he may bring to the table. Maybe he finds a way to make some good tasting lemonade with all the lemons in SD. Gore is wishful thinking mostly, I hate the Niners like I hate USC and the Yankees.

        Gotcha on the tickets, I don’t care where we sit as long as we have a good view of the coed’s

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’ll see if we can get seating in the mardi gras section. Bring your beads! Not those kind!

          Gotcha about Gore. Think he’s gonna bore ya but be nice and solid.

          Only SD products I don’t want are Floyd/Mathews but I’d take a flier on Woodhead/Brown/Rivers if they came to me at the right rate.

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Sky: I seriously like the experience of watching games in other stadiums, so I really don’t care where I sit, as long as tailgating is involved and a line to take a leak, I’m good to go.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Nice…I’ll look into tickets when I get back on campus next week. Which game we aiming for?

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Sky: Cal or Wazzu, either works for me, financially Wazoo would be better, but that also depends on my tattoo artist and when he gets me in for my next session. I’ve been saving and putting it off for the last 9 months.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hey, random favor to ask you. Could you try and comment on the Razzball Commenter Leagues signup page? Just type ‘Test’ for me. Wanna see if the site’s accepting comments on that post now.

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Sky: will do

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Thanks Jack!

  6. EDUB says:
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    Great article. I’m hoping I can get Gronk that late in my upcoming draft. Would be a steal there.
    12 team 2 QB PPR league. My keepers:
    QB- Luck, RG3
    WR- Dez
    RB- Foster, T rich
    Who would you take 1st assuming both are avail., SJax or L-Fitz?
    We start 2 RB, 3WR, and 2 Flex (RB/WR/TE)
    My next pick isnt for a loooooong time after my 1st so position depth is pretty much out of the window.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks! With Dez as your WR1, I have no problem waiting a bit for WR2. I’d go SJax there.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @EDUB: I would have to see who else is available before taking SJax that’s for sure. With those two RB keepers you don’t need him. check for best matchups vs draft value in your bye weeks. Don’t forget to stash Tate as well.

      • EDUB says:
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        @FrankGrimes:
        Top RB’s: Sjax, Mjd, Bush, CJ, Murray, DMC and the Rooks
        Top WR’s: Fitz, Cruz, R White, Colston
        After my pick i have 50 to go till my next so all these guys will be long gone. Pretty much going for best available.

        Where do I draw the line and take Brees even with me keeping 2 QB’s? If Sjax, Fitz, Cruz, MJD are gone before i pick, do i HAVE to take Brees here and hope to trade? I feel i may be leaving myself shallow if i do that but can i really pass him up?

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          you don’t need Brees unless you don’t keep both rook QBs and keep someone else instead. I assume graham Gronk are kept so you could either go WR or take a risky chance on a young RB since fosters keeper days are numbered. depending on your league scoring system is how I would determine which WR to grab one of mine for instance highly rewards long TDs the other gives bonus for 8+ catches.

  7. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    In a 10 team H2H keeper league in its 11 season with same 10 people PPR league with 3WR instead of 2 and a flex. Every team keeps 4 people so 40 players off the board to start. My keepers are
    Kaepetnick 11th rd
    A.Morris 10th rd
    Cruz 9th rd
    Ridley 8th rd
    Question is I have 9th pick overall giving me 9th and 12th pick. Looks like ill have a shot at WRs marshall (big maybe) Demaryious, Colston, Andre Johnson, Fitz and RBs like stephen jackson(Big maybe) forte, cj2k, mjd.
    I’m thinking WR WR like Demaryious and Fitz or Colston or obviously marshall if he’s there. Do you think I should do that or go WR RB? Or I could get bell/bradshaw types next rds if I go WR WR. Any input appreciated…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think you can go WR/WR there and get good talent after the fact since you’re already starting out pretty nice w/Morris and Ridley. That said, if you have a flex where you can start a 3rd RB, I wouldn’t hesitate to take DT and then maybe Forte/MJD/SJax in that spot at all. Not as hip to taking Colston/AJ/Fitz there, though.

      • Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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        @Sky: no flex unfortunatly that’s why I’m thinkin WR/WR so I fill those 3 spots instead of going backup RB in the 2nd rd. If I could grab marshall/DT I would be stoked but prob DT/Fitz or you think skip fitz and go for a backup RB at that point?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I think I’d go WR/RB in that situation still. They’re ‘just a backup’ until someone gets hurt or someone else is starting Ball and Bradshaw and are worried and willin to overspend. Has to be the right players in that sitch from the list of how I view them up above.

          • Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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            @Sky: awesome thanks man!

  8. Richie says:
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    No love for Jordan Cameron as a back up to Gronk?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Was simply highlighting cheap ADP plays, not drafting a team per se. I like Cameron but there are a lot of cheap TE options I like overall this year. Might even be worth streaming while you wait.

  9. Moose Out Front says:
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    When I click around on yahoo, I get the same ADP numbers no matter my league settings. Am I to assume their ADP’s are non-PPR leagues?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d assume they were PPR but that’s a little sad to hear

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        @Sky: I don’t know for sure. I only have 2 leagues to test with; one is PPR and the other is 0.5PPR so that may not prove anything.

  10. bb says:
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    i’m in a 16 team league with qb/3 wr/2 rb/te and usually everyone takes qbs really early – last year eight were taken in the first round. what would your draft strategy be if this happened – i could grab some rbs and just wait it out but i might be stuck with someone like eli or big ben…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You start 3 QBs, 2 WRs and have a flex for either an RB or TE? I think there might be a typo in there.

      • bb says:
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        @Sky: sorry for the confusion…meant the slashes as separations – it’s standard positions – 1 qb, 3 wr, 2 rb, 1 te

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ah gotcha. Sorry about that I see what you’re saying now. In a 16 team, I’d zig while others zag. Take those top end RBs and then take guys with major upside at QB if you start getting to the QBs you want being gone. I’d rather play matchups with So-so QBs then fight for Montee Ball with someone.

  11. Jason Katnip says:
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    Rate my mock draft 10 team yahoo auction:
    RG3
    Marshawn Lnych
    David Wilson
    Demaryius Thomas
    Randall Cobb
    Amendola
    Owen Daniels
    K: none yet
    DEf: GB (auto picked)
    bench:
    Vincent Brown
    Mendenhall
    TY Hilton
    Darly Richardson
    Chris Ivory
    Gio Bernard
    Eli Manning

    I still somehow had $25 left on the board due to a few bots overpaying.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Team looks stacked. But I don’t trust mocks much unless I know the people who are mocking with me.

      • Jason Katnip says:
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        @Sky:

        Yeah I am doing a 10 team snake in ESPN and it would be impossible to have all those players. Yahoo is funky with auction.

    • EDUB says:
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      @Jason Katnip:
      Nice draft. Would liek to see a better TE with all that money left on table but im guessing they went early? Bench looks real good too

  12. Kevin says:
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    I’m keeping Rice, MJD, and Marshall. I pick 1.9, 2.1, 2.2, and 2.4. (We do a lot of trading for picks in our league). In your opinion what should I do with those Picks? Go for depth with two RBs and two WRs? Snag a Peyton Manning or Matt Ryan? Take a TE like Witten assuming Gronk isn’t there? Help me out.

    • Sky

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      Unless you’re drafting Gronk of Graham, I see no reason to take a TE in the first 8-10 rounds this year. Too much depth and not enough separation after those two for me to justify going after another one. I’d go after QB/RB/WR/WR unless value presents itself to take another RB.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Kevin: I’d try to find a MJD replacement as his keeper days are dwindling if not gone already. Do you have to keep him this year? it’s best to let keepers go a year to early than too late. I wouldn’t mind snagging a top QB with one of those picks either but agree with sky that you should pass on the TEs until later. I drafted rudolf basically last all over the place last year and now seen him ranked in the top 5 some places with ponder still his QB.

  13. Ron says:
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    Sky,

    I’m a little confused by the very first comment you responded to in this thread. When you said that you are not big on drafting Graham, did you mean in the 1-2 rounds or at all this year????

    Here is why I ask…I’m in a 12-team PPR 2 keeper league where we are only required to start 1RB. I am keeping Forte and S. Jax. I have picks 2 and 6 in the 1st round.

    Graham, AJ. Green, Marshall, Dez, Demayrius, R. Bush, Ridley and Sproles will all be available to me at #2. I was seriously considering taking Graham and then the best available WR. Still a wise choice or would you advise to bail on Graham and grab a WR/RB at #2? WWSD? (What Would Sky Do?)

    Thanks for the feedback.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s all about his round value and doesn’t take into consideration keeper leagues. I’m fine with him there where you’d take him. You already have two RBs.

    • Brian says:
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      @Ron: Assuming you have a 2nd round pick, I’d probably go Graham then whichever of those WR were still there at #6. Then you can grab another solid WR in the 2nd. If you don’t have a 2nd round pick, then I’d be tempted to go WR-WR and grab a TE from the field.

  14. Phoenix Rising says:
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    Hey Sky,

    Asked you earlier about trading Luck in a dynasty league bc I’m keeping Brees. How do you feel about Luck $12 for Colston $23 & a rookie draft pick? We’re doing 2 rounds of rookies, he has the 7th pick in each round, I’ve got 10th. Which pick, if either? Or more fair to just swap spots along with players? Thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Pretty luke warm on trading to spend more on a WR. Fair price for Colston but I’d want a deal like you’re giving with Luck. Demaryius went for $31 in my 14 team auction if that gives you a sense of why I’m hesitant about it. The picks are nice, though, just don’t like you getting saddled with a pricetag that you can get in the draft or better.

      • Phoenix Rising says:
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        @Sky: Agreed, only problem is, I hate sitting with Luck and Brees and didn’t have many takers on him..QB’s are pretty fairly distributed in the league. He’s about the only one in need. Any other ideas? He’s got Dez for $24 which I was pushing for…He’s pretty reluctant to do that.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          If you can get Dez in that trade, I’d be willing to forfeit a rookie round pick to persuade him for that. Dez is nicely priced at that.

          • Phoenix Rising says:
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            @Sky: Thanks Sky!!!

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              No prob and good luck this year!

  15. Vinny says:
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    Hey Sky, great blog! Just wanted your opinion on something. I’m in a 10 man ppr keeper league. I have the 2nd pick in the draft. Should I keep Welker and lose my 2nd round pick or would you keep Stevie Johnson and lose a 6th round pick. My only other option would be to keep Brady and lose my 1st round pick but I’d prefer not to do that. Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wrote an overrated post on Welker so I’m definitely not keen on losing a second round pick for him. Go with Stevie.

      • Vinny says:
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        That’s what I was leaning toward. Thanks for the quick response.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob, thanks for reading Vinny!

  16. Reginald Denny says:
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    Just drafted this team. Any good? It kind of makes me feel icky…

    QB: Brees, Luck
    WR: Andre Johnson, Danny Amendola, Steve Smith (Carolina), Cecil Shorts, Josh Gordon, Andre Roberts
    RB: Stevan Ridley, Darren McFadden, Le’Veon Bell, Daryl Richardson
    TE: Jimmy Graham
    K: Who cares
    DEF: Who cares

    • Sky

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      Team looks solid enough, you just have a lot of guys I’m not particularly high on (Andre/Smith/DMC). It could be a very good team, just not one I’d draft. Do like your Bell/Daryl RB pickups though.

  17. dave says:
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    “I know you want this to all be fireworks but sometimes a sparkler will just have to do.”

    You are the Vin Scully of bloggers. nice one

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Are you telling me I should retire at the end of the season? I keed, thanks for the kind words!

  18. Beastman says:
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    Gronk gives me the biggest (fantasy) headache this draft season. I passed up keeping him in the 6th in favor of Luck in the 11th in one league. As a Pats fan, the injuries have me spooked, and I simply can’t think very rationally when considering drafting him.

    If he were to fall to me in the 6th, that’s great, but in mocks he’s usually gone in round 5.

    Damn it Gronk…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haha, Gronk is totally taunting you.

  19. G says:
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    Just found out I have second pick in 12 team head to head ppr league. It’s a 2 rb, 3wr, and 1 flex rb/wr. Assuming I take Martin with my first, which direction are you feeling for second and third picks this year? Would you go with the wr, wr route? Or take best wr or rb available for my second and depending on which position I take go with the other position for my third pick. Thoughts?

    • Sky

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      I prefer RB/RB/WR if the value is there. Either way, would like to leave the first 3 rounds with 2 RB.

  20. G says:
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    Also wondering about how you would rank Cobb, Cruz, fitz, and roddy in ppr?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I ranked them in my rankings.

    • Sky

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      I’m guessing you were taking Andre Johnson while other guys were grabbing their RB2. I don’t mind Rashard, but I’d hate to count on him as my RB2, especially without any RB depth. Think some injuries and your quick FA moves are gonna need to be had to balance that out. Like the WRs overall. Not really that hip on Olsen but I don’t mind the Ertz play for upside to back it up. Mainly just worried about your RBs, really.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky: Yeah people went RB crazy, when the best RB on the board is Vereen and Ivory gets taken 3 picks later, I’m glad I took Johnson (3rd round), I took a PPR strategy with this one. Olsen was not my pick, I got kicked out of the draft and it auto drafted it for me. I’m banking on a Hillman, Mendenhall and McCoy getting hurt and Brown is the man. I figure I will score some RB being that everyone else went heavy on it, I can wait for the good grab or them dropping one out of frustration. I also read that Ertz may line up a lot like a reciever and may be a nice hybrid play.

        I know you hate this question, but how would you rank my rookie receivers?

        • Sky

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          Patterson/Allen/Dobson based primarily on opportunity. Gotcha about Olsen, hate when that happens. It’s hard to say about running backs, I’m pretty stingy with them myself. I don’t mind sitting on a pile of them (say 5) and picking up my WR needs.

          I’ve been hearing that about Ertz as well. Could really shine in an up-tempo offense that puts the defense on its toes.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Sky: I just see the backs taken and was like Johnson could beat them most weeks just on catches alone…cust kayin’

            • Sky

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              Only the second half of last season would’ve proven that theory correct. He was pretty blah up until his huge game against the Jags. We’ll see how it pans out, I still wouldn’t want to leave the first three rounds with only one RB this year. Could’ve had plenty of WRs at your disposal after the third round.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky: Both Den TE’s and Keller are available, are they an upgrade over Olson?

        • Sky

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          Nah, there’s nothing wrong with him, I just don’t see the upside in drafting him with where he’s going is all.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Sky: and the rest of my question?

            • Sky

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              What did I miss?

  21. Jay says:
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    In the latter part of the second round for 12 man league, my ideal pick is MJD. However, with him gone, the leftover Rbs are Gore, Bush, Wilson, Miller. Would you play it safe and draft Gore, or take a guy like J. Jones, Marshall, D. Thomas, Graham, and follow it up with Bush or Miller? If I take Gore first, there is a below average chance that one of the guys i mentioned will be leftover based on the mocks I have been doing.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If you can get a WR of that caliber and one of those 4 RBs I have no problem with it.

  22. Dr. Sauce says:
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    Hey Skye,
    12 team – 10 man keeper (standard scoring – no ppr) .. we must keep 3 receivers.
    2 questions;
    1. Protect Colston or Harvin … my other 2 receivers are Cobb and V-Jax
    2. Was offered Demaryus Thomas for Cobb? Thoughts??

    Love the site … keep on keepin’on!! Thx for the feedback

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks for the kind words!

      1. I’ll go Colston there unless you have a really deep bench.

      2. I’d take DT there.

      • Dr. Sauce says:
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        @Sky:
        Thx … JB was down with Harvin. My 1st instinct was Colston but it’s tough to give up Harvin’s youth and dynamic upside. How much of a gap do you see between DT and Cobb? I have DT in another league … having him in 2 leagues scares me a little given his injury history. Same league must keep 3 RB’s in what order are you taking these dudes; Gore, Bradshaw, Ivory, D. Richardson, B. Pierce? Cheers!!

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Dr. Sauce: i could see inverting ivory and bradshaw and your order is good, unless you mean keep for more than this year, then gore and bradshaw go down, pierce goes up. not sure how much gore goes down, maybe a lot. I wouldn’t keep bradshaw for multi-years with those feet of his.

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