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0 Subject: RIFC 2017: Draft Rationales

Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Sun, Aug 28, 2016, 15:20

This thread will contain all of the individual pick rationales for the 2017 RIFC draft. RIFC managers should supply those rationales either in the comment section at the draft site, or in the Rationale Collection thread. You will not be able to post directly into this thread.

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287gurudan
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     Fri Sep 1 2:17:12 p.m. ET 2017
21.07 Hoyer, Brian SFO QB
hard to not have QB backup. Brees has shown to be quite durable in his career but his bye is week 5 and i'd rather not be stuck with a worse option
288Trumpster Fire and the Moron Cabal
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     Fri Sep 1 2:21:48 p.m. ET 2017
21.08 Vinatieri, Adam IND PK
i have to draft a kicker.
289Guru
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     Fri Sep 1 2:21:48 p.m. ET 2017
21.09 West, Charcandrick KCC RB
The presumptive backup/handcuff to Kareem Hunt.
290IAC
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     Fri Sep 1 6:17:25 p.m. ET 2017
21.10 Conner, James PIT RB
These next two picks are happening on what seems to be “cut-day” in the NFL. Unfortunately, I’m out and about running errands and have a hard time staying up to date on all the movements / impact. All I know is, that most of my team is filled with starters, so may as well aim a few darts at some high potential players. Conner seems to be in-line for the #2 duties for the Steelers, where we’ve seen the backups prove to be VERY valuable in previous years.
291Philly Busters
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     Fri Sep 1 6:17:25 p.m. ET 2017
21.11 Wilson, Tavon DET S
Not much to get excited about here. Wanted another DB and, he starts and his bye week fits. He;ll be waiver wire fodder if he's not productive the first few weeks. I'm always looking for the surprise break out defensive players and need to have someone to let go.
292twolves
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     Fri Sep 1 6:22:36 p.m. ET 2017
21.12 Perriman, Breshad BAL WR
With new format needed another WR and pretty picked over. Perryman has not lived up to expectations and maybe this is the year will be different. It appears if healthy he would be first on depth chart with a couple of prior starters gone so might have some upside for this late draft position.
293Grumpys Gang
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     Fri Sep 1 6:22:36 p.m. ET 2017
21.13 Burkhead, Rex NEP RB
A second extra RB was needed. I am not sure what his role with NE will be. It will be interesting to watch.
294artofmonk
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     Fri Sep 1 6:22:36 p.m. ET 2017
21.14 Crosby, Mason GBP PK
Time to get a Kicker and I believe GB will score some points.
295artofmonk
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     Fri Sep 1 6:22:36 p.m. ET 2017
22.01 Sanu, Mohamed ATL WR
I probably have too many WR. Sanu is the 2WR and should catch some balls with Julio getting doubled team.
296Grumpys Gang
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     Fri Sep 1 6:22:36 p.m. ET 2017
22.02 Janikowski, Sebastian OAK PK
Waited a round or two to long to get the kicker that I wanted. PK with a good offensive team are all about the same.
297twolves
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     Fri Sep 1 7:03:45 p.m. ET 2017
22.03 Sturgis, Caleb PHI PK
PK seemed to flying off board earlier than I remember. I wanted a dependable kicker and he did well last year. However, he has missed a few this preseason which may not be good omen. I also liked Samtos here but hoping Philly scored more than KC.
298Philly Busters
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     Fri Sep 1 7:03:45 p.m. ET 2017
22.04 Wright, Kendall CHI WR
I wanted to add a 5th WR and went looking for a lottery ticket. Someone has to catch the ball in Chicago, Kevin White is the only other viable option for WR1 and he can't stay on the field. Reports from Bears camp indicate Wright has looked good and developed a rapport with Glennon. And the Bears will be behind and throwing. A ton.
299IAC
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     Fri Sep 1 8:12:27 p.m. ET 2017
22.05 Kamara, Alvin NOS RB
Mainly...see 21.10. I’ll add a little extra though. New Orleans system w/Brees at QB is built to make the pass-catching RB very valuable. Ingram is currently set as the primary at early downs, goal line and pass-catching. With him and Peterson ahead of Kamara on the depth chart, I may not be able to use him till the 2nd half of the year. At this point, I’m fine with that, as he’s my 4th backup at RB.
300Guru
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     Fri Sep 1 8:12:27 p.m. ET 2017
22.06 Santos, Cairo KCC PK
88.6% FG accuracy last year, and a late bye (10), so I shouldn't have to fiddle with my kicker during my problematic bye weeks (5 & 9). Preseason groin issue seems to have subsided, as he kicked a 48-yard FG in the final preseason game.
301Trumpster Fire and the Moron Cabal
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     Fri Sep 1 9:22:22 p.m. ET 2017
22.07 Davis, Sean PIT S
like Joseph, i think Davis is also a playmaker, and will score some nice points from the safety position.
302gurudan
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     Fri Sep 1 9:22:22 p.m. ET 2017
22.08 Williams, Joe SFO RB
with SF cutting Hightower I figure it makes Joe a handcuff. There are other backs rated higher on the depth chart but I think he has the better upside
303mmikulka
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     Fri Sep 1 9:42:19 p.m. ET 2017
22.09 Richard, Jalen OAK RB
Now I've locked up both of Marshawn's backups. Richard is explosive and can make defenders miss, as evidenced by last year's 5.9 YPC on over 80 carries.

DeAndre Washington is currently slated to get more playing time and would probably be the primary back if Marshawn Lynch gets hurt, but Richard would also be likely to become a reliable starter, with punt return yards in addition to what would probably be 10-15 carries per game. Depending on how many touches he gets on offense, those punt return yards might also make him a better emergency fill-in option than Washington.

304Jaydog
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     Sat Sep 2 12:18:42 a.m. ET 2017
22.10 Golladay, Kenny DET WR
When I picked Rupp in round 19, Golladay was the other receiver I was considering. The Lions don't have a ton of WR depth, so hoping he gets a fair amount of action early on and can develop quickly with Stafford. He's a big guy too, so even if Golden Tate takes most of the targets, Golladay could be a nice red zone option. As my 6th receiver, I have time to stash him away for the first few weeks and gauge whether he might be a valuable piece later in the season.
305Kyle's Enhanced Performers
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     Sat Sep 2 12:18:42 a.m. ET 2017
22.11 Miller, Zach CHI TE
What the best friend of a young QB? A pass catching TE. Will Miller stay healthy? Probably not. If he does he's a border line TE1
306TD
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     Sat Sep 2 12:18:42 a.m. ET 2017
22.12 Poyer, Jordan BUF S
Poyer was signed by the Bills this offsesaon to be their starting free saftey. He played well for the Browns until being injured in the middle of last season. He seems to be fully recovered.
307Slackjawed Yokel
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     Sat Sep 2 12:18:42 a.m. ET 2017
22.13 Murray, Latavius MIN RB
Murray is coming off of a couple of 1000 total yard seasons. Plus he had 12 rushing TD's last year. Sounds like a perfect backup candidate - should get plenty of touches and TD opportunities - can't beat that in a 22nd round selection.
308deepsnapper
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     Sat Sep 2 12:18:42 a.m. ET 2017
22.14 Maye, Marcus NYJ S
Maye appears to be a solid rookie with a strong defense. He is a player who looks to be ready for the transition to the NFL. Looking forward to seeing how he plays in the AFC East.
309deepsnapper
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     Sat Sep 2 12:18:42 a.m. ET 2017
23.01 Benjamin, Travis LAC WR
He is the deep threat for the Chargers as well as PR. Diving this deep into the draft, I hope he plays well as he did early last season before injury limited to the sideline the last half of 2016.
310Slackjawed Yokel
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     Sat Sep 2 8:15:16 a.m. ET 2017
23.02 Meredith, Cameron CHI WR
This was user error. Instead of picking on my laptop or phone, I tried with my iPad, and had typed a name in to the search field, hit go, and I must've had Meredith's name highlighted, as he ended up on my roster instead of executing the search. Oh, well, will teach me to try to draft while half asleep. Upon looking up Meredith, saw he put up some good numbers last year, but was just placed on season-ending IR.
311TD
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     Sat Sep 2 8:15:16 a.m. ET 2017
23.03 Agholor, Nelson PHI WR
Agholor is a former first round pick who has been a dissapointment his first two season with the Eagles. Reports are that he had a great training camp and will be filling the slot role vacated by Jordon Matthews.
312Kyle's Enhanced Performers
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     Sat Sep 2 8:15:16 a.m. ET 2017
23.04 Turbin, Robert IND RB
You can't just have one handcuff, they come in pairs.
313Jaydog
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     Sat Sep 2 8:15:16 a.m. ET 2017
23.05 Addison, Mario CAR DE
When I selected Short as my DL2, Addison was someone I had also considered. He had 9.5 sacks last season, but in only 14 games, playing in a relatively low number of snaps. The Panthers have traded away most of his competition, so if he can keep up his sack rate, in a higher number of snaps, I think there's a real chance at 12+ sacks. I even read an article that said he's a "dark horse" candidate to lead the NFC in sacks this season. With a lack of interesting options on the board, I figured I could stash away a 3rd DL to see how he looks in the first few games.
314mmikulka
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     Sat Sep 2 8:15:16 a.m. ET 2017
23.06 Lutz, Wil NOS PK
10 kickers had already been drafted, and Lutz is on a team that has a consistently strong offense and plays in a dome. Wil I stick with him all year? I guess wil see.
315gurudan
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     Sat Sep 2 8:15:16 a.m. ET 2017
23.07 Nelson, Reggie OAK S
GETS ME WELL STOCKED ON DEF
316Trumpster Fire and the Moron Cabal
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     Sat Sep 2 8:58:10 a.m. ET 2017
23.08 Carson, Chris SEA RB
by the end of the year, Carson may be Seattle's starting RB. he was worth the late round pick.
317Guru
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     Sat Sep 2 10:04:16 a.m. ET 2017
23.09 Ryan, Logan TEN CB
Adding depth to my DB corps, especially since I don’t yet know what Adoree Jackson's PT will be. I may start Ryan in week #1 just to get a free look at Jackson.
318IAC
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     Sat Sep 2 10:15:11 a.m. ET 2017
23.10 Hopkins, Dustin WAS PK
He’s a kicker… check. Moving on… about the only other I thought I put into this besides consulting a cheatsheet, was the fact that I drafted him in the RGK… thus, if something goes wrong with him, I’ll know to adjust both leagues. The less thought I put into kickers the better.
319Philly Busters
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     Sat Sep 2 10:15:11 a.m. ET 2017
23.11 Beasley, Vic ATL LB
One last slot to fill before I take my kicker in the last round. Need another LB and the pickings are slim to say the least. Most of my IDP selections are based on expected consistent production. Here I decided to go with a boom or bust pass rush specialist. His tackle totals will be low because he's not on the field on early downs. However he'll have an opportunity to make big plays on passing downs. And guess what? With the Falcons high powered offense forcing the issue, opponents will be forced into frequent passing situations in catch-up mode. At the very least there will rarely be times when teams will be running down the clock to protect a lead. Also, he's just in his 3rd year and it's reasonable to expect improvement until he hits his prime. I'm excited about the potential here given where I'm getting him in the draft.
320twolves
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     Sat Sep 2 11:11:28 a.m. ET 2017
23.12 Hicks, Akiem CHI DE
Had Beasley, Hicks and Tuitt as possible picks for last 2 rounds. With Beasley gone decided between Hicks and Tuitt. Went with Hicks since he better better stats last year, However think Tuitt is ascending and may out produce Hicks.
321Grumpys Gang
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     Sat Sep 2 11:11:28 a.m. ET 2017
23.13 Tuitt, Stephon PIT DE
Alternates-backups. Last slots to round out the team and give options.
322artofmonk
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     Sat Sep 2 2:23:15 p.m. ET 2017
23.14 No Pick Made
Pick Skipped By Commissioner - clock expired
323artofmonk
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     Sat Sep 2 2:23:19 p.m. ET 2017
24.01 No Pick Made
Pick Skipped By Commissioner - clock expired
324Grumpys Gang
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     Sat Sep 2 2:23:19 p.m. ET 2017
24.02 White, Tre'Davious BUF CB
Alternates-backups. Last slots to round out the the team and me options.
325twolves
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     Sat Sep 2 4:05:56 p.m. ET 2017
24.03 Cook, Jared OAK TE
Since Ebron is still a question decided on second TE and he seemed to positioned well for week 1 if needed.
326Philly Busters
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     Sat Sep 2 4:05:56 p.m. ET 2017
24.04 Boswell, Chris PIT PK
Last round kicker as all fantasy drafts should include. Good kicker on a team that will move the ball into scoring position with great frequency. Hopefully it's more field goal attempts than touchdowns.
327IAC
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     Sat Sep 2 4:42:04 p.m. ET 2017
24.05 Goff, Jared LAR QB
Just needed an extra body to cover the ever important QB bye week, and all depending on schedule holes, may the occasional start here and there. Word on Goff’s tape this summer has been mixed, but the tools he has to work with are improving… maybe he might end up being a solid contributor.
328Guru
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     Sat Sep 2 4:49:25 p.m. ET 2017
24.06 Siemian, Trevor DEN QB
I don’t necessarily intend to carry 3 QB all season, but Siemien provides a little disaster protection if one of my QBs gets hurt out of the gate. By the time the week #5 bye week arrives, I'll probably have to pare back to two - and I may not wait that long. And who knows - with Paxton Lynch's latest injury, maybe Siemien will turn out to be my QB2.
329Trumpster Fire and the Moron Cabal
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     Sat Sep 2 5:58:25 p.m. ET 2017
24.07 Ross, John CIN WR
like Carson, i see a big role for Ross as the season progresses. i couldn't turn him down in round 24.
330gurudan
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     Sat Sep 2 5:58:25 p.m. ET 2017
24.08 Dawson, Phil ARI PK
I imagine many would disagree, but he was at the top of my list for remaining PK's
331mmikulka
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     Sat Sep 2 5:58:25 p.m. ET 2017
24.09 Perryman, Denzel LAC LB
Perryman averaged almost 9 points per game in 2015 after taking over the MLB role. Last year he averaged 8 points over 11 full games. He probably would have been one of the first 10 LBs drafted, but he tore an ankle ligament and will miss about half the season.

However, Perryman is likely to be put on the Injured Reserve: Designated for Return list, and we have an IR slot that I'd like to finally take advantage of!

332Jaydog
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     Sat Sep 2 7:48:18 p.m. ET 2017
24.10 Darkwa, Orleans NYG RB
I was at a wedding during this last selection, and didn't have the chance to do much research, but when Darkwa's name showed up on my list I decided to take him. Paul Perkins is by no means a proven commodity as the Giants RB1, and with Shane Vereen more of a 3rd down/pass catching option, Darkwa is likely in line for RB1 status if Perkins gets hurt or flames out.
333Kyle's Enhanced Performers
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     Sat Sep 2 7:48:18 p.m. ET 2017
24.11 Curry, Vinny PHI DE
He's my back up DE. If he doesn't produce on the bench, he'll be the first one on waivers.
334TD
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     Sat Sep 2 7:48:18 p.m. ET 2017
24.12 Jenkins, Malcolm PHI S
Wanted to add a third DB. Jenkins is a starting safety for the Eagles who was the 15th ranked fantasy DB in 2016.
335Slackjawed Yokel
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     Sat Sep 2 10:36:54 p.m. ET 2017
24.13 Jackson, Edwin IND LB
Several rounds back in researching potential LB's, I saw that the Colts depth chart wasn't perfectly clear. And someone is going to have to get their tackles. Things don't look real good for the Colts this year, so I wouldn't be surprised to see them regularly having to defend against the run. So, if Jackson, is indeed one of the starting ILB, that should provide him a lot of tackle opportunities.
336deepsnapper
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     Sat Sep 2 10:36:54 p.m. ET 2017
24.14 McManus, Brandon DEN PK
Brandon has been a solid kicker for several years. Kicking in Denver 8 games/yr doesn't hurt his chances to score either. He will make a solid 2nd kicker.
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