Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pros vs Joes recap

Here are the leaders of the Pros vs Joes thru Week 10

1 Cobra Kai            Chris Banks Joe
2 Cornfins P v J's    Jeff Tirabassi Joe
3  Kevin English Pro
4 Jake Ciely Pro
5th is Colts Fan    Wayne Elis   Joe

Great analysis of the P v J thru week 10 here by Darren Armani who leads the Mutant Division by 9 points! (And was 9th overall after week 10)

I am a participant in the The Pros vs Joes Mutant Division (Friday 26 July) 

As a reminder this is a "Draft Master" league in which it is draft and forget-no add/drops, trades or setting of lineups. Thats right it is the ultimate "mulligan" type of league where the computer always picks the players who maximize your team score. No more debating over which QB to start or which flex player could give you the most points. Instead after the games are played, the computer puts in the players to maximize your teams weekly score. 

So drafting strategy is a little different from a traditional Head-to-Head (H2H) league. For instance Boom/Bust players are more valuable in this kind of "Draft and go" league because you get their boom games and do not have to suffer through their bust games since another player could replace them thanks to the computer support. Running Back By Committee (RBBC) approaches are not as big a problem either since the computer can start whichever RB has the hot hand in the week. 

And now on to my team...

Andy Dalton CIN/12 (12.11)
Philip Rivers SD/8     (14.11)
Sam Bradford STL/11 (15.02)

I waited on QB and then pounced on 3 mid range QBs in rounds 12, 14 and 15. Dalton and Rivers have been pretty good as long as I do not have to pick which week to start them!

Doug Martin TB/5   (1.02)
Alfred Morris WAS/5 (2.11)
MJD Jax/9 (3.02)
R. Mendenahll AZ/9 (6.11)
Jonathan Stewart CAR/4  (11.11)
Justin Forsett JAX/9 (26.11)

Started RB-RB-RB. Martin is a bust even before his injury. Morris is steady but has had 6 TDs vultured. The rest are to quote Mathew Berry and ESPN Fantasy Focus "Fantasy Zombies"

Hakeem Nicks NYG/9 (4.11)
Antonio Brown PIT/5 (5.02)
Stevie Johnson BUF/12 (7.02)
Anquan Boldin SF/9 (9.02)
Andre Roberts AZ/9   (16.11)
Stephen Hill NYJ/10   (18.11)
Mario Manningham SF/9   (24.11)
Justin Hunter TEN/8 (25.02) 

Hicks and Andre Roberts are big disappointments-nuff said!

Owen Daniels HOU/8 (8.11)
Antonio Gates SD/8 (10.11)
Jermaine Gresham CIN/12 (13.2)

Waited on TEs a rarity here in the FFPC. Remember Tight Ends get 1.5 PPR in their scoring format. Daniels was a great pick till his season ending injury. Arg!

Justin Tucker BAL/8 (19.2)
Matt Crosby GB/4     (21.2)
Mike Nugent CIN/12 (23.2)

PIT/5 (17.02)
MIA/6 (20.11)
SD/8 (22.11)

Here it is round by round

Doug Martin, TB
Alfred Morris, Was
Hakeem Nicks, NYG
Antonio Brown, Pit
Steve Johnson, Buf
Owen Daniels, Hou
Anquan Boldin, SF
Antonio Gates, SD
Jonathan Stewart, Car
Andy Dalton, Cin
Jermaine Gresham, Cin
Philip Rivers, SD
Sam Bradford, StL
Andre Roberts, Ari
Stephen Hill, NYJ
Justin Tucker, Bal
Miami Dolphins, Mia
Mason Crosby, GB
Mike Nugent, Cin
Mario Manningham, SF
Justin Hunter, Ten
Justin Forsett, Jac

3 QBs, 6 RBs, 8 WRs, 3 TEs, 3 Ks and 3 Def 
-K or  Def in rounds 19-23

What would I have done differently?
Andre Johnson or Vincent Jackson in the 3rd instead of MJD and then added DeAngelo Williams in the 7th instead of Steve Johnson. 

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