Hmmm, not sure how to approach this one (and need to get my head in this league, after spending most of yesterday drafting in the TFP Originals league with completely different settings and scoring…!)
First things first, I don’t think I’ve done tight ends any favours. Adding the superflex spot will make QBs popular, adding the points per reception and points per carry will help WRs and RBs – but most TEs are touchdown dependent, and that is something I have not adjusted at all. There are plenty of so-so tight ends, so I will take two in the last two rounds.
And although this league boosts kicker and defence scoring, they are still fairly random factors, so I will slot in a D in round 11, and a K in round 12. Four rounds sorted, this is easy !!
The top 10 rounds could be trickier, I’m not clear just how fast quarterbacks will fly off the board. I reckon I want to get 3 QBs, 3 RBs and 4 WRs, but the order is tricky. Plan A will be to get a non-QB stud in round 1, then good QBs in rounds 2 and 3. Then I will aim to get three or four more non-QBs, before getting my third QB in around 8 or 9. Obviously if I am drafting at the end of round 1, and a dozen QBs have already gone, the plan might change a little!!
QB: Would love to get Aaron Rodgers. But I am sure he will go round 1 in this format, and that’s just too high a price. If I can get, say, Drew Brees and Philip Rivers, that would do really nicely – I could maybe then take a chance with a rookie QB later on.
RB: Wonder what the reaction will be to the overnight Jerick McKinnon news? I’d be tempted to bump Alfred Morris up to a top 25 RB, or get Matt Brieda as my second or third RB. One of the top 3 studs would be awesome if the draft order is kind to me – I haven’t got any of those 3 on any of my assorted fantasy teams this summer.
Other than that, Derrick Henry, Kenyan Drake and Jay Ajayi are all guys I like, and that I think I can grab after the initial quarterback feeding frenzy.
WR: Keenan Allen or Michael Thomas – I think they have the chance to get top WR points, at a fair bit less cost than OBJ or Antonio Brown. Will be keeping an eye out for Devin Funchess or Marquise Lee a few rounds later. And maybe a late grab of Keelan Cole before I turn my attention to the late round kickers, defences and tight ends.
Writing this 3 hours before the draft. It’ll probably all turn out VERY different!!