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0 Subject: RIFC 2019: Draft Recap

Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Mon, Sep 02, 2019, 22:29

RIFC Managers - You are each invited (although not required) to post your general reflections on the completed draft. Comments may be as detailed or as general as you wish. As a catalyst, free free to comment on any of the following:

1. What was your plan/strategy entering the draft? Were you able to execute as you had planned?

2. What were your favorite picks? Which do you wish you could do over?

3. Looking over all of the teams, which ones do you like the most (other than your own)?

4. What surprised you most about the draft?

5. If you could start over, would you do anything differently?

Non-managers are also welcome to post general comments on the draft, and to raise questions.
1I_AM_CANADIAN
      Sustainer
      ID: 01361448
      Tue, Sep 03, 2019, 11:47
1. What was your plan/strategy entering the draft? Were you able to execute as you had planned?

Reach when I can for players I really want
Look to build value when possible by avoiding “runs”
Stay up to date on breaking news, especially player competitions.
Follow our system specific rules
Adjust to the new rule 1RB option during bye weeks (devaluate the value of depth at RB)
Keep an eye on return yardage contributors
Do a better job than in previous years of filling out starters (IDP especially)

2. What were your favorite picks? Which do you wish you could do over?

So far, no do-overs, but my favorite picks so far:

Trio of late WRs (value):
Geronimo Allison @ 195 ( consolidated avg: 149 )
Adam Humphries @ 279 ( consolidated avg: 291 )
Jakeem Grant @ 307 ( consolidated avg: Undrafted in AAA/AA )

3. Looking over all of the teams, which ones do you like the most (other than your own)?

At the moment, since we are all employing slightly different strategies, based on different characteristics it’s hard to pinpoint… however…

Holt: I really like Desmond King again this year… could be a steal at the end of the 9th round
YR: Singletarry in the 13th, could be huge payout

4. What surprised you most about the draft?

The pace unfortunately. I think this is the slowest RIFC I’ve ever done, and I think we were even out-paced by all the qualifying leagues. I hypothesize that the culprit may partially be the breaking news during draft time of: Andrew Luck, Melvin Gordon, Ezekiel Elliot, Shady, plus the tanking/trading Dolphins made for a need to constantly stay up to date. This made some managers less likely to leave a queue.

5. If you could start over, would you do anything differently?

Way too early to tell.
2Toral
      ID: 9541311
      Tue, Sep 03, 2019, 14:36

1. What was your plan/strategy entering the draft? Were you able to execute as you had planned?

Don't select a QB until round 9 or 10 unless someone like Wentz or Ryan is unexpectedly available in round 8; then take two QBs consecutively. Select skill players for the first 5 rounds. Subsequently, select an IDP every second round (or at least twice in 4 rounds) until you have quality IDPs in each position. Reach by a round for an RB handcuff (e.g. Giovany Bernard).

Basically went as planned.

Don't think I've ever picked a PK this high before, but I don't regret it. I picked Lutz right at that point where picking is basically throwing darts at a board.

2. Looking over all of the teams, which ones do you like the most (other than your own)?

I don't look at other teams any more -- have enuf trouble with my own -- but although Philly Busters didn't actually snipe me, he always seemed to be drafting the guy that I wanted next or the guy I was thinking about drafting. And I believe the guy on the other side of him said the same thing.

3 What surprised you most about the draft?

Early selection of QBs. Unless you believe that Mahomes won't regress, or have ESP and knew that Watson was to be provided with a top LT, I don't see it.

2. What were your favorite picks? Which do you wish you could do over?

5. If you could start over, would you do anything differently?

Let's combine these 2 questions.

The pick I like best is Austin Ekeler at 5.10, a likely #1 back for a good team for at least 9 weeks, now looking like possibly all season.

The WORST pick in the draft by anybody was Austin Hooper at 12.05. Why? Becuz I'm a Buffalo Bills fan, and have been since Jack Kemp was quarterbacking them. I knew that Devin Singletary would overtake McCoy at lead back by mid-season. It gets worse. I agreed with the smarter Bills beats writers, and I'll namecheck Sal Maiorana here, who didn't think McCoy would be on the roster after the 53-man cuts. There was an obvious signal in the last week, when the Bills named a "Leadership Council", and McCoy, an obvious team leader, wasn't on it. AND YET I DID NOT DRAFT DEVIN SINGLETARY AT 12.05. I had a funny feeling when drafting Hooper, like I do when I leave the house without my wallet or keys. Maybe I forgot something?

Oh well. Kudos to Youngroman for getting him -- but perhaps it was meant to be, since YR drafted Damien Williams, some of whose touches McCoy will now be stealing.

Actually I shouldn't have drafted McCoy at 12.05. I should have drafted him at 11.10. Too many smart people in this league.

Do something differently next year? Yes, I'm going to go into a kids' store and look for little stickers with an exploding bomb on them, keep a list by rounds (as well as my basic list by positions) and put a big red cherry bomb sticker next to obvious targets.

Fun draft, tough competition, and may the best man finish second.
3holt
      ID: 491153264
      Sun, Sep 08, 2019, 13:52
1. What was your plan/strategy entering the draft? Were you able to execute as you had planned?

I generally just wanted to make "safe picks" in the early rounds (no injury, contract, mental concerns), wait on QB, and draft RB/WR's while waiting on the bulk of my IDP's. Executed as planned? Affirmative.


2. What were your favorite picks? Which do you wish you could do over?

Right now I feel like C Kirk at 7.14 was a good deal. I like D King at 9.14. Darwin Thompson in the 12th looks like a do=over now that McCoy is with KC. Excited to see if Hollywood Brown can produce as a rookie.


3. Looking over all of the teams, which ones do you like the most (other than your own)?

No scientific approach here. IAC, Twilson, Swinganamiss. As always, in season management will be of greater importance.


4. What surprised you most about the draft?

Mmmmmm. I was kind of surprised, once my first picks came up (#14 & 15)and I was faced with pulling the trigger, that there were no RB's that I could consider safe bets.

5. If you could start over, would you do anything differently?


No Darwin Thompson in the 12th.
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