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Best Draft Position for 8 team league? (1 Viewer)

LT21

Footballguy
I get to choose my draft slot. Is there a significant dropoff from #1 to #3 that it is worth getting #1 and #16 and #17 as opposed to #3 and #14 and #19? or #4 and #13 and #20?

 

freshly_shorn

Footballguy
The smaller the league, the higher the pick. The player pool never gets too diluted, and you'll want the super studs at each tier to stand apart.

 

RBM

Footballguy
8 team league with big lineups...most fun league I've ever done

2qb

3rb

3wr

1te

1wr/te

K

D

Makes for a fun Sunday

 

LT21

Footballguy
So you're saying to choose #1? I've found that in the #1 position that I sometimes reach for someone a round early because I know there are 14 picks before I pick again or I miss out on a QB run and get stuck with the #8 QB which is why I was considering #3 or #4.

But, you do make a great point about the player pool not getting too diluted with only 8 teams.

 

freshly_shorn

Footballguy
So you're saying to choose #1? I've found that in the #1 position that I sometimes reach for someone a round early because I know there are 14 picks before I pick again or I miss out on a QB run and get stuck with the #8 QB which is why I was considering #3 or #4.

But, you do make a great point about the player pool not getting too diluted with only 8 teams.
Don't overthink it- if you pick the right player, you will be heads and tails above everyone else. So, take #1 and choose wisely! It'll more than make up for the long spacing, but then you get back to backs the rest of the way. #1 is a huge advantage- again, as long as you get the right guy.

 

LT21

Footballguy
So you're saying to choose #1? I've found that in the #1 position that I sometimes reach for someone a round early because I know there are 14 picks before I pick again or I miss out on a QB run and get stuck with the #8 QB which is why I was considering #3 or #4.

But, you do make a great point about the player pool not getting too diluted with only 8 teams.
Don't overthink it- if you pick the right player, you will be heads and tails above everyone else. So, take #1 and choose wisely! It'll more than make up for the long spacing, but then you get back to backs the rest of the way. #1 is a huge advantage- again, as long as you get the right guy.
Aren't all positions great--as long as you get the right guy... :-)

 

Aztec9er

Footballguy
League of 8? LOL, it doesn't matter where you draft from, you can't possible #### up a draft with a league size of 8. The pool is just too large to pick from. Just make smart picks. Use your last 2 picks for Defense and Kicker.

 

Dave Stauff

Footballguy
Never played in an 8 teamer, but my instinct says take the 1.04 - you position yourself to be in the front portion of almost any positional run and never wait more than 9 picks to make your next pick. If you have a favorite top 3 with dropoff, then go 1.03, but I'd go 1.04 blindfolded . . .

 

msudaisy26

Footballguy
It really doesn't matter most of the time in an 8 team league. If you start 9 spots and have 16 to 18 man rosters there is always going to be good players on the waiver wire.

 

Frank Black

Footballguy
It really doesn't matter most of the time in an 8 team league. If you start 9 spots and have 16 to 18 man rosters there is always going to be good players on the waiver wire.
This is oversimplifying it. The draft matters. If you have a normal lineup, everyone will have studs, but some studs are more reliable than others. In my past experience in 8 team leagues, it's sometimes hard to anticipate runs if you're on one end of the draft. I like to draft in a middle spot and watch the trends.

If you're in a deep lineup such as 2QB, 3RB, 4WR, etc., these are really challenging leagues and being in the middle is even more important avoid the run problem.

 

Ruffrodys05

IBL Representative
I only did an 8-teamer once, back in 2002, so my experience is limited to say the least. Plus, this league expanded the next two years to 10 and then 12 teams.

Anyway, I had a middle pick, can't remember which one. We picked slots out of a hat. When I landed a middle draft slot I was pretty happy at first because I thought I could adjust to runs or at least not get caught up in one. Wrong. What I remember most was watching the guys on the ends just dominate the draft.The guys on the ends just controlled the draft from beginning to end. They both ended up in the playoffs with the guy drafting 1st losing the championship to the guy drafting 2nd. 8th drafter had best record overall for #1 seed and finished 3rd. I drafted poorly and was constantly trying to adjust, only to screw that up too. I was skeptically optimistic about my squad when done, rightfully so, as I finished 7th.

Of course, unfortunately, I did not have the benefits of the Draft Dominator or even the VBD Spreadsheet apps at that time.

I'm sorry, other than sharing my experience from that one year I don't know what to tell you. There are already good arguments being made for slots other than the ends, so I really don't have the knowledge to point to any specific slot and say that you will find gold there.

 

hauser42

Footballguy
Played in some 8 team leagues in the past with some good years other bad years. I just got invited into a 8 man league that has been around for 12 years or so. My two best friends are have teams in it so it will be fun. Start 1 QB 2Rb 3 WR 1TE 1K 1DT.

Pick for slots each year and I am hoping for 4th spot. I like megatron as he is the top WR and there will be enough running backs out there. I don't believe in waiting till the end on a kicker and DT. I have no problem taking the first kicker or defense if I feel I have solid depth all ready started on my team. Your 5th and 6th running back and wide reciever might start 1 game. A top end kicker is in each week and putting up points.

 

msudaisy26

Footballguy
It really doesn't matter most of the time in an 8 team league. If you start 9 spots and have 16 to 18 man rosters there is always going to be good players on the waiver wire.
This is oversimplifying it. The draft matters. If you have a normal lineup, everyone will have studs, but some studs are more reliable than others. In my past experience in 8 team leagues, it's sometimes hard to anticipate runs if you're on one end of the draft. I like to draft in a middle spot and watch the trends.If you're in a deep lineup such as 2QB, 3RB, 4WR, etc., these are really challenging leagues and being in the middle is even more important avoid the run problem.
If you are in a deep lineup yes, and I never said the draft wasn't important. The draft is very important, the spot you pick from in an 8 team league isn't that important.

 

scothawk

Footballguy
I would want to be #7 or #8. Plenty of studs for first 2 or 3 picks, then easy to react to how the draft is going by having certain targets in each round to fill your depth.

 

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