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What skill position is hurting your fantasy team most? (1 Viewer)

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Andy Herron

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I'm interested to see if a pattern develops here.

It may prove beneficial to all, it may not.

I'm just curious. Let's see how it plays out.

Be honest, as it will provide for better accuracy.

 
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Relied too much on Vernon Davis and Tony Scheffler to rise to the top of the TE class. Now I'm scraping by with Fasano, Zach Miller, Greg Olsen. It hasn't killed me obviously because those guys have been serviceable, but the Witten/Gates/Cooley/TGon owners have a leg up going into each matchup and I never considered those guys in any of my leagues.

 
I'd imagine 6/10 people would vote for TE.
Maybe, but ( at least for me ) TE was such a low priority that the few points I do get are sufficient. Given that TE is underperforming as a position, its not costing me that much in relative advantage across my leagues.I put mine in for RB -> Bad Drafting. I went RB-WR-WR-WR in almost every league, thinking I could survive ( like last year ) on the Edgerrin James's and Thomas Jones's of the league, and my RB2 has been worthless. Being able to pull Portis and ADP in the 5th/6th last year really gave me the idea that RB2 was something that could be easily split between a decent bunch of middle-tier guys, and the Jonathan Stewart/Willis McGahee crew just haven't been able to keep up.
 
QB in a PPR league, Cutler is my starter with Edwards as a backup. After the first 2 games of the year I really thought Cutler would be in the Romo/Brees class, but he's been nothing but average since. Unfortunately, I traded Warner at the time instead of Cutler for Andre Johnson.

My RBs are Portis/C.Johnson/T.Jones

WRs are Larry Fitz/Andre/Calvin

TE; Witten

I'd think TE will run away with this one though.

 
WR.

One of my teams has Houshmandzadeh, Holt, Bowe, Rice, Walker, Engram, Courtney Taylor, and L.Robinson at WR. I dub this group "The great WR futility". Only Bowe's been consistent.

 
QB for me. Drafted Carson Palmer. Backup was Jeff Garcia until he lost his job. Then JTO Sullivan until he lost his job. Then went with Dan Orlovsky - oh wait, he looks like he's going to lose his job too. Very deep league, so the free agent options are limited. I hate QBs.

 
QB drafted Palmer backup was Kitna. I've made some moves but it did kind of hurt my RB's to get a decent QB and backup.

 
Went WR/WR (Moss/TO) but got CJ3/Slaton later. WR is more of a problem then RB.
Ouch. I would have walked away from that draft overjoyed if I started with that duo. What a strange year this has been.
No kidding. That would be viewed as the perfect WR/WR draft. You hit on two elite talents at WR and then hit on two impact RBs later who produce well above their ADPs. That's just bad luck no matter how you look at it because, on paper, that should be a damn good foundation for any team. To answer the original question is there an all of the above option? I'm in a start-2 QB league and my No. 2 QB situation has been a mess (drafted Garrard who was awful early, dropped him for O'Sullivan who was OK but not really all that good before dropping a big fat 0 on me this week and now I have to replace him). My RB situation has been hurt by Addai being this year's biggest bust. My WRs have been hurt by Holt being a bum and Houshmandzadeh losing yardage and TD potential without Palmer (though he's still freaking studly in terms of receptions). And until a few weeks ago my TE situation was a disaster (drafted Z.Miller who sucked, replaced him with Carlson who sucked and then hit on Olsen). I'm damn lucky to still be in contention in my league given all of that.
 
Went WR/WR (Moss/TO) but got CJ3/Slaton later. WR is more of a problem then RB.
Ouch. I would have walked away from that draft overjoyed if I started with that duo. What a strange year this has been.
No kidding. That would be viewed as the perfect WR/WR draft. You hit on two elite talents at WR and then hit on two impact RBs later who produce well above their ADPs. That's just bad luck no matter how you look at it because, on paper, that should be a damn good foundation for any team. To answer the original question is there an all of the above option? I'm in a start-2 QB league and my No. 2 QB situation has been a mess (drafted Garrard who was awful early, dropped him for O'Sullivan who was OK but not really all that good before dropping a big fat 0 on me this week and now I have to replace him). My RB situation has been hurt by Addai being this year's biggest bust. My WRs have been hurt by Holt being a bum and Houshmandzadeh losing yardage and TD potential without Palmer (though he's still freaking studly in terms of receptions). And until a few weeks ago my TE situation was a disaster (drafted Z.Miller who sucked, replaced him with Carlson who sucked and then hit on Olsen). I'm damn lucky to still be in contention in my league given all of that.
That's rough packersfan, I can feel for ya there, but to add an "all of the above" option would diminish accuracy among the positions. Just trying to lay some groundwork in looking ahead to future drafts and how we approach it. Not that we're going to get any "definitive" answers, but you never know. Draft preparation is key to success.
 
WR definitely. Not sure if I should have marked "Bad Projections" but I marked "Under-Acheiving"

League 1: Moss, Buress, Bowe

League 2: Colston, Bowe, C Johnson

League 3: Colston, C Johnson, Edwards

 
Went WR/WR (Moss/TO) but got CJ3/Slaton later. WR is more of a problem then RB.
Ouch. I would have walked away from that draft overjoyed if I started with that duo. What a strange year this has been.
No kidding. That would be viewed as the perfect WR/WR draft. You hit on two elite talents at WR and then hit on two impact RBs later who produce well above their ADPs. That's just bad luck no matter how you look at it because, on paper, that should be a damn good foundation for any team. To answer the original question is there an all of the above option? I'm in a start-2 QB league and my No. 2 QB situation has been a mess (drafted Garrard who was awful early, dropped him for O'Sullivan who was OK but not really all that good before dropping a big fat 0 on me this week and now I have to replace him). My RB situation has been hurt by Addai being this year's biggest bust. My WRs have been hurt by Holt being a bum and Houshmandzadeh losing yardage and TD potential without Palmer (though he's still freaking studly in terms of receptions). And until a few weeks ago my TE situation was a disaster (drafted Z.Miller who sucked, replaced him with Carlson who sucked and then hit on Olsen). I'm damn lucky to still be in contention in my league given all of that.
That's rough packersfan, I can feel for ya there, but to add an "all of the above" option would diminish accuracy among the positions. Just trying to lay some groundwork in looking ahead to future drafts and how we approach it. Not that we're going to get any "definitive" answers, but you never know. Draft preparation is key to success.
I know. I was mainly looking for some sympathy. :yawn:Seriously, if I had to pick one I'd go with RB because my first pick (Addai) has been an absolute disaster. I had Gore ranked higher than Addai but couldn't pull the trigger when the time came to make the pick. That's all on me obviously for making a bad pick to start off my draft. If I had to re-do my draft over, there are some minor things in the later rounds I would redo but only one major early round revision. Unfortunately, that would be my top pick and the player I expected to be my best player this season. So my vote goes to RB. It's interesting how even in a PPR league, it's often the RB situation which can define how your season goes.
 
WR, poor projections.

Brandon Marshall has had two very good games, and been pretty pedestrian the rest of the games he's played. I had him with 3-4 more TDs by this point.

Santonio Holmes is my worst pick of the year. The deactivation last week notwithstanding, he's been terrible. ONE game that I'd consider good, a couple that I'd consider solid, and 4 where he's been nonexistent. I took him over guys like Calvin Johnson and Boldin, based purely on my projections. Holmes is killing me.

Lavernaeus Coles has actually been a nice surprise for me.

I drafted Kevin Walter, but dropped him when Meachem had his good 3 game-run and Walter was quiet. So that's killed me as well, because I think a starting core of Marshall, Coles, and Walter is pretty solid considering the rest of my team. I've had crap like Bobby Engram and Bryant Johnson floating around my team all year as a result.

I'm really hoping that Holmes and Marshall begin picking things up, and that Coles stays solid (then Romo comes back healthy, Gore picks it up, and BOOM!).

 
In a 14 team league (I had the 14th pick), I bit on Selvin Young as my RB2. I've been scrambling at RB ever since. ;)

 
WR - Colston, Burress, Edwards, and Cotchery Colston's injury, Burress' head trips, and Edwards' drops have made for a frustrating year.

 
RB for sure.

Deep 14 team league that drafted soon after last season....dynasty

Had/have

LJ - Legal trouble

JJ - Splitting carries with MoMo but obviously a better player

Selvin Young - What is his deal this year? Damn shanahan

Travis Henry - Hahahahahahahahahaa. 'nuff said

and a few other backups...

Lucked out getting CJ3 in the rookie draft though.

 
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TE for me for sure. Haven't even had one on one team the last 2 weeks (Scheffler) and the other has been a merry go round with Shockeys injury.

 
QB for me, but I expected as much pre-draft. In a PPR league where QB's get 4/TD while everyone else gets 6/TD, I planned all along to wait late to pick up a QB, while loading up on quality RB's, WR's and TE's with the RB emphasis tilted towards players who catch a fair number of balls. The QB's I ended up with (Garrard at 10.07 & Delhomme at 13.04) have been OK, but were slow coming out of the gate. I'd have to put the blame then as almost evenly split between poor drafting and under-performance at that position. I typically end up leaving lots of points on the bench at RB/WR/TE, and could probably have gotten more bang for the buck by sacrificing a bit of quality depth at those positions to get a higher ranked QB a round or two earlier.

 
RB, without a doubt.

Reason? Other, or more likely a combination of the options. Injury (FWP, Reggie B) Under performing - Maroney, Perry. Bad Drafting - Misread the rookie RB runs. Misread Shanny ( Selvin was VALUE ).

Mostly, I went thin on RB depth to load up on WR ( all PPR scoring leagues ). I had some good reads ( Reggie, Marshawn, Turner, Ronnie B late ) some not so good reads ( Maroney, Selvin, Trade for LJ ) but I'm scrambling for RBs off the wire on a regular basis on several leagues.

 
Easily WR for me.

I won Braylon Edwards, Jerricho Cotchery, Ted Ginn & Josh Cribbs (return yardage league) in a dynasty startup auction.

Ginn got his return duties taken away and Cribbs got hurt...and then there was Braylon....at least Cotchery was decent (but I didn't even start him week 1 which I lost by 1.5 points)

I then made a trade and got Kevin Walter and picked up Lance Moore off of waivers. I dropped both Cribbs and Ginn, but picked Ginn back up and played him this week. That is the only good decision I've really made surrounding my WR's. I also picked up Breaston and then dropped him right before he went off. The only time I benched Edwards, he scored 40 pts. I've consistantly played the wrong guys every week and pretty much blame this position for my 3-5 record.

 
I thought Todd Heap would be a great sleeper pick, obviously not.

How is one to determine if its poor drafting or under-acheiving? If you choose a guy who is under-acheiving is that not considered bad drafting right there?

 
Braylon Edwards, Marcus Colston and Torry Holt. Steve Smith is the only one with any #### of the top 4 WRs I drafted.

 
Took Edwards in the 2nd and Colston in the 3rd as I wanted, as I think as I put it, "safe, reliable players with no question marks". Bowe and DeSean Jackson have filled in as #1 and #2 but I don't have a stud WR this season.

 
Westy - Injured

Bush - Injured

McGahee - Injured

My 1st 3 picks - McGahee im guilty because i knew he was injured pre-season.

Holt - Sucking

Marvin - Sucking

Winslow - Injured/Sucking/Suspended

My 4th-5th-6th Picks

Mixture of very poor drafting and the injury bug.

 
Voted "QB" and "other" for me. Protected Peyton Manning. Drafted Kitna. Dropped Kitna after week 1 for Kurt Warner.

Since then it's been my poor decisions as to which one to start (Manning or Warner) each week. It's really only cost me 1 loss out of my 3 losses, but that is tough to swallow. The other 2 losses where unavoidable, as no matter what I did I would have lost. Even still, points count a lot at the end of the regular season, so starting the wrong one hurts, even in a loss.

I hate making the wrong decisions when it comes to WDIS.

 
QB

It's the same story for me every year in my redraft. I draft strongly at RB/WR, always wait too long for a QB.

Last year I rode Warner (WW pickup) to the title.

Don't see Brett Favre doing that for me this year, can't get any movement on the trade front, and the WW is filled with Cassel, Hasselbeck, Orlovsky, Palmer, Thigpen, etc.

Even put in a claim for Bulger, but missed out to an owner with a higher priority.

In my IDP/KR league, took Brees in the 3rd and have been killing it all year.

 
Mine was a toss up between the WR and TE positions. I thought Shockey was going to have new life playing with Brees (who I drafted as well) in New Orleans. But it's been more of the same injuries and junk from him. I waited too long on WRs and thought Holmes was going to have a break out season. But I just recently traded for Wayne and Cotchery so I am improved there, for now. :goodposting:

 
QB has been the undoing on my one keeper team. I kept Palmer from last season's roster, drafted Young and O'Sullivan to backup in a 'start 2 QB' league and thought that I would be alright. Palmer is injured, Young will not see the field again this year unless Collins gets hurt and O'Sullivan has been horrific and was finally replaced. I have Fitzpatrick as my only start and next week I won't even have that.... :goodposting:

 
my team's head coach. That guy is an rtard some weekends. :popcorn:
That's been an issue with my team as well. :confused: I drafted Schaub to backup Favre. We had a baby the Friday of the Jets bye week; just before I went to pickup my daughter and her mom from the hospital, I read Matt was in the hospital overnight, and Rosie was starting. 30 minutes to kickoff, I scramble to the waiver wire, and see I can grab Kitna...or Orton.Naturally I grab Jon and his 0.90 points in the last game he'll ever play in honalula blue, while Kyle goes off for 22.36 (and gets snapped up on Tuesday by the #1 ww priority).Genius! :goodposting:
 
We start 2 WRs and Ocho was supposed to be my WR1. The combination of injuries to him and Palmer has left me hurting at WR1 all season. Welker is my WR2, but the loss of Brady prevents him from being more than a WR2.

 
Voted RB (easy choice) & underachieving (though it's really a mix including suspensions & injuries).

Could have been TE with Winslow in both leagues, but Daniels & B Miller have picked up the slack there.

League 1 (PPR): LT, LJ, Edge (none of my later fliers panned out) have since added Benson & Rhodes

League 2: Jacobs, LJ, Bush (have also had Rudi, Benson & BJGE)

 

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