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12:04 pm
July 30, 2011


NeverScared

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I've just begun the initial breakdown of various positions, and one thing that really jumped at me is the fact that the top WR's in the league appear to be a dime a dozen. What I mean by this, is that you can take about 15 WR's, and almost rank them in just about any order. Sure, some guys are going to be in more ideal situations, and some guys scored many more fantasy points last year than other guys, but I could easily see any one of these 15 or so guys end up the year as the No.1 guy in Fantasy Points in the WR category.  Just look at last year. Brandon Lloyd last year was the No.1 WR in points scored in my league. Brandon FREAKING Lloyd. Dude wasn't even drafted in my league, and ended up being a early FA acquisition. No. 2 was Dwyane Bowe. We all know that Bowe has talent, but nobody could have foreseen him being one of the top two guys for fantasy points at that position.

 

Here is a group of guys at WR, any of which could be this years Brandon Lloyd, or this years Dwayne Bowe:

 

in no particular order

 

Greg Jennings

DeSean Jackson

Andre Johnson

Roddy White

Calvin Johnson

Hakeem Nicks

Reggie Wayne

Larry Fitzgerald

Steve Johnson

Mike Wallace

Dwayne Bowe

Vincent Jackson

Miles Austin

Brandon Marshall

Jeremy Maclin

Marques Colston

Wes Welker

Mike Williams

etc, etc, etc.

 

I just listed 18 guys, and I could easily list another 5 to 10 guys that might sneak into the top 5 when this year is all said and done. So… what can we take away from all of this? Well, unless you have a crystal ball, and can determine with some sense of certainty, I wouldn't put much stock in trying to grab a super stud WR too early, because you could EASILY swing and miss. Now, obviously, don't get it twisted…. You're going to want some top guys from that list, but basically, I just wouldn't worry too  much when some of those names start falling off the board, as long as you get two of those 18 guys, you'll probably be ok. It might be better to get one of the higher end QB's, (maybe two of them, 1 to dangle as trade bait after the smoke clears), or maybe even snag one of the super elite TE's much earlier than normal.

 

What do you guys think?

12:54 am
August 6, 2011


wikkidpissah

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it's matchups, y'old weirdo. couplefew guys step up in skill/learning but Lloyd sploded cuz he runs close to prettiest comebacker routes i ever saw & that matched Orton's skill set. the reason the top dozen or so swap places so often is their schedules & how the teams they meet cover.

 

as an example, my money is on Roddy White having the most fantasy points this season. why would i say that when he's getting competition for catches from a young monster like JJones? cuz White has been amazingly in the top tier without the size of the top guys & with TGone as the only other reasonable receiving option on the team. remarkable that he racked up a dozen pts/game under those circumstances. the presence of Julio (who wont catch 60 balls but will have 100+ thrown to him) means the 1.5 defensive backs who eyed Roddy last yr wont be paying an ounce of attention to him & that could well mean that White could challenge the total-reception record, even with a tough (Bal, Pgh, Phil, GB) schedule this yr.

 

is that anal…………ysis deep enough for you? since this is a new forum, i'll wait til your next post to start making fun of you. nufced

6:36 pm
August 13, 2011


apernesky

SMELLYALATER

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the tough schedule should not have PIT or Bal on it for secondary…

if you cant burn these guy your in trouble… 15WR are top ?? that is

crazy talk.. your list cracks me up.. some of the guys you have on there…

 

i think you have 3 in top spots… if Hicks could stay healthy for 16 games he might make it too

Thanks for the math help

5:59 pm
August 17, 2011


Professor

H.S. Junior Varsity

posts 19

with this skinny threads, NS posts are extra long. I didn't read it.

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