I dig your roster. Tate is probably more valuable in a PPR league rather than Marvin Jones so you could get a good return on trading either one. I am in a TD heavy league and Marvin Jones is definitely on my radar. Your roster is deep everywhere else besides that RB position and you know that so go get a serviceable RB3 for your squad. Tevin may be able to hold that position as a back up RB in a good offense and if Freeman has concussion problems he is a no doubt starter for the squad.
You may even be able to trade a combo of a WR/QB to a team in need for a real quality RB.
I would definitely go Mixon in your situation.
I believe he has RB1 potential and I don't think McKinnon does.
Even if MCKinnon has a better season I don't think it will be monumental and he probably won't be a keeper. He's had his shot over the past couple of seasons and hasn't panned out too much.
Not to say he won't be good in SF but I just don't see the same kind of upside as with Mixon.
If Mixon blows up you will regret if years to come.
Solid reply. I am happy to hear that my initial thoughts were in the right direction. I have had way too long to overthink this conundrum. Appreciate it.
A lot of insight in this thread. I am going to keep it simple and just say keep DJ. His potential wins you match ups by himself. Even if Arizona is horrible he will still eat and rack up yardage. I actually think he and Zeke have the best shots at fantasy MVP this year.
It would be real hard for me to pass on Zeke or DJ, but look at these scenarios. I am in a standard league, but looking up a couple PPR boards this is what I came up with depending on if you go RB or WR route with your first pick.
Big Board 1
Pick 1 - AB
Pick 2 - McCaffery or Freeman
Pick 3 - Evans or Hilton
Pick 4 - McKinnon
Pick 1 - Zeke or DJ
Pick 2 - AJ Green
Pick 3 - McKinnon
Pick 4- Jeffery or Cooper
Big Board 2
Pick 1- AB
Pick 2 - Fournette
Pick 3 - McCaffery or McKinnon
Pick 4 - Cooper or Robinson or JuJu
Pick 1 - DJ or Zeke
Pick 2 - Adams or Evans
Pick 3 - McCaffery or McKinnon or Freeman
Pick 4 - Drake or Landry
I am talking big boards right now as a lot will change Im sure in 3 months. I would take Zeke over DJ as I think the Cowboys have a better team and the threat of Dak running keeps defenses honest. I have DJ as a keeper also so hopefully my thoughts are incorrect, but I try to stay unbiased.
Out of all of those scenarios I like the teams with Zeke or DJ the best. Also a common denominator is I would sell out for McKinnon. I think he is going to be perfect for this format. Hopefully this helps the thinking process from my perspective.
We keep it really easy and simple. 2 keepers for a 3 year max period. For instance; if you draft Gurley this year, you have to trade him by the end of your 3rd year with him or he goes back into the pool.
There is no price for a keeper and you have to keep 2 players. Drafting starts what I will call round 1, but because there are 2 keepers per team you basically are starting from round 3. Caveat to our drafting system is it goes 1-12, 1-12, 1-12 like the nfl draft and gives an advantage to those teams who didnt make the playoffs the previous year.
In our losers (toilet) bracket we play for draft picks each year so that the league stays somewhat competitive the whole year.
Tried not to get into real specifics but thats our template of a league
Am I taking crazy pills? Watson being the first QB taken when he hasn't even played a full season yet! He's not even the best QB let alone worth a second round pick. I don't see how anyone could take him ahead of a RB like Jordan Howard who proved everyone wrong this year and should be even better with a more offensive minded coach.
There are so many QBs that can be had at any point in a draft that it just seems like a waste of a pick taking one in the first couple rounds, especially an unproven one. The hype is amazing right now.
Agreed, I understand the hype and he is getting the type of hype that Michael Vick was getting after his extremely impressive fantasy year. I was young and dumb and drafted Vick in the first round and of course he was injured early in the season. Not to say Watson will get injured again, I just think it is too risky of a pick to make in the 2nd round. I'll take Watson if he is there as an upside play in the 4th round, but don't imagine taking a QB until at least the 5th.
Posted by scottsind
on 26 December 2017 - 12:30 PM
I think it depends on what is valued more in the league. I have never done an auction draft but it seems like the logical way of deciding this is if you want both for next year who is going to cost more during an auction to redraft and who will be coveted more? Maybe after saying that I tend to lean more towards keeping Engram as there are more viable QB options to choose from than TEs. You also have to consider who will be throwing to Engram so I am sure you will be paying attention in the offseason.
Posted by scottsind
on 21 December 2017 - 06:26 PM
I have the Vikings def but the Chief are siting on the ww. Miami has basically been fantasy gold for most all def this season.
I think it would be silly to play the chiefs over the Vikings. Packers are down most of their weapons now with Adams and Rodgers out. There is always a possibility of a pick 6 from Cutty, but I think you can say the same thing about Hundley with his inexperience. Vikings are an elite defense.