Wow, entirely too much negative energy for week #1 of the season!Scott
- my comments were just in surprise that someone could actually get Peterson and Brees in a standard size league. As I said, I didn't have a single draft out of seven where Brees was even close to that and I would not have let him get by me if I was more than a pick or two into the second round. You stated above that you didn't want to brag about your league, but then tout your drafters because most stick to RB/RB selections. I personally don't think sticking to a RB/RB strategy each year makes you a strong drafter - being able to adjust your draft based on the selections and remaining needs of other teams is more skillful IMO. I'd much rather have Brees than S. Jackson and maybe even Chris Johnson, but we'll see how the year pans out. As it stands, I don't have him in any of my leagues, so I hope you're right. Dressel
- My "You think?" comment had nothing to do with McNabb- sorry you are dealing with him and his injury, but I think you misunderstood my comments. For starters, I was being sarcastic about you stating that Peterson went in round one Brees in round two - I can't imagine how else you would get the two of them, hence the eye rolls. As for McNabb, I didn't even know you had him. I was just trying to use him as a light hearted example that there isn't a lot of depth at the QB position. At the time of the post, it looked like he might be out a couple of weeks. If McNabb (or Romo or even Brees) were out for a game or more, there isn't a lot of QB "depth" to draw from. On the flip side, most teams are using 2 or more RBs these days, so there's still quality RB options 40-50 guys deep. I do agree that WR talent had a big drop off this year and would totally have (and did) taken Fitz, Moss, or CJ over Brees, but that's not what Scott was indicating when saying...
#3 Not to brag up my league too much but...Most people stick with the standard RB/RB formula in the first two rounds and as such Brees was still there at the end of Round 2.
Here's a list of guys I would have taken over Brees in most formats: Peterson, Turner, Jones-Drew, Forte, D. Williams, Tomlinson, Jacobs, Westbrook, Fitzgerald, Moss, Calvin Johnson. I can see others maybe putting 3 more WRs in there along with Slaton. Maybe Chris Johnson and S. Jackson as well. So I would have Brees going no later than 12th and would be surprised to see him go later than 18th. This is why I think it's shocking that the same guy has Peterson and Brees in Scott's league. I guess if you're in a league with less than ten guys, we're closer to the same page, but in smaller leagues, I would adjust to take Brees even sooner knowing there would be that many more RBs and WRs available later.
As for my prowess in Fantasy Football, I am 0-1 in the JD league. That said, I won three of my seven leagues last year (all three cash leagues and trophies to go with them), so I'm no FF slouch. My 83 points in JD this week would have been enough to dust every team in the league ...except Ruiner. F'ing ESPN and their last minute report that Berrian was actually going to play this week. Enjoy your lucky
win this week, Cornballer. There will be a reckoning!