Looking for some helping in formulating a draft strategy for my league this year. Here are the positions that we play with and the scoring settings as well:
- 1 QB, 2 WR's, 2 RB's, 1 TE, 1 Flex (QB/WR/RB/TE), 1 K, 1 Def
- 25 Yards per point Passing, 5 points for a Passing TD, -2 points for Interception/Fumble, 5 point bonus for hitting 400 Passing Yards, 1 point for 40+ yard plays
- 10 Yards per point Receiving/Rushing, 7 points for a Receiving/Rushing TD, -2 points for Fumbles, 10 point bonus for hitting 200 Receiving/Rushing Yards, 2 points for 40+ yard plays
Since we're allowed to have a QB in the Flex spot it's effectively a 2 QB league. It's a 10 team re-draft league and I'm picking 7th overall. I'm pretty confident that I know the order of the first six picks in front of me: Brees, Rodgers, Charles, McCoy, Peterson/Manning, Peterson/Manning. That leaves me without an option of one of the top six players. I'm struggling to really land on a solid strategy for my first four rounds of drafting. Here's a few ideas that I've had so far:
- Take Calvin in the first and hope that I can snag a good RB on the way back in the second round. I would be aiming for someone like Lynch or Foster in the second round. I would get the best WR in the league in this scenario and I would still get a decent RB with the second pick I hope. My main worries with this strategy are that I could potentially be left without a good RB if others decide to draft one early. Secondly, even if I do get one of those RB's I mentioned, they're both risky choices. Reduced workload for Lynch and Foster is coming back from injury.
- My second strategy would be to take Forte in the first round and back that up with one of the top 5 WR's in the second. I'd likely steer clear of picking Marshall in the second since I would already have Forte. I would be targeting either Demaryius Thomas or AJ Green in the second. The tradeoff here is looking at the decrease in value from Calvin down to Thomas/Green against the upside from Forte over Lynch/Foster.
- Third strategy would be to take Forte in the first followed by a QB in the second. I'd likely be looking at someone like Tom Brady/RG3/Matt Ryan falling to me in the second round. I'd then be looking at the addition in value from a second round QB over a third rounder versus the loss in production from one of the top 5 WR's over someone I could get in the third (Julio Jones, Jordy Nelson). Any chance one of the top 5 remains in the third? There were only 3 WR's taken by the 27th pick last year...
Is anyone able to lend a helping hand here and provide some rationale for one of the aforementioned strategies over another? Or are there any other strategies I should be considering? Thanks in advance!