Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pros vs Joes Challenge Observations

Here are a few observations from my Pros vs Joes League (Hong Kong Phooey League drafted Sunday 20 Jul)

-QBs went very late. I have seen this in every league this year and even more so in Draft Expert leagues where a QB by committee approach where you draft three middle of the road QBs can compete with drafting one of the stud QBS.

-I expected more WRs to be drafted initially. I planned on 39 RBs and 39 WRs through the first 9 rounds. Combine this with 14 QBs and 16 TEs.
Reality was:
-7 QBs in first 9 rounds
-42 RBs
-41 WRs

-16 TEs (money)

-I agree with Dave Gerczak, FFPC co-founder, that when comparing PvJ and straight up FFPC leagues more RBs are drafted in the PvJ.

-SEA Def in the 8th round was way too early for me. 8.04  really?

-The draft picks seemed to be very quick. There were times when it appeared that several picks would happen in rapid fire. So owners were ready with their player choices in the queue.

-I do not think handcuffs are the way to go in many instances in the DE format. When everything hinges on winning the league I think it is better to stockpile RBs and WRs. But the handcuff has to be convincingly ready to play a big role if he does start. Christine Michael is one such Good handcuff.

-RBBC are good here. I wish I had more. MJD/McFadden, L Miller/K Moreno and Sankay/Greene are good combos in the DE format. Purestrengthjoe did the OAK RB combo.

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