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The draft is now at 8.13, with Tyler Durden one pick away.

 

Since he still doesn't have a WR4 due to not taking Crabtree at the last turn (and 4 WRs are required to start), getting one here is imperative.  Also, with 12 QBs off the board and a young dynasty stud like Kirk Cousins still hanging around, he would be one of my picks at this turn too.  However, since one of the two teams that will pick on the corner is the one that drafted Derek Carr and Jameis Winston--and the other one already has Aaron Rodgers--I would feel confident in leaving Cousins for the 9.03 pick.

 

So what WR at 8.14?  The two youngish WRs with the most potential here strike me as Phillip Dorsett and Devin Funchess.  A return specialist like Danny Amendola or Dwayne Harris could be serviceable for a year or two, but I think both Dorsett and Funchess offer better long-term prospects.  Given that Dorsett will probly never be higher on the totem pole than WR3 (and maybe target #4 after TE Allen), I think I'd go with the presumptive WR2 for the defending NFC champion Panthers.

 

8.13  Devin Funchess

9.03  Kirk Cousins

 

Go get 'em Tyler...

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Funchess was the next one queued up, one step ahead of you on that one. Can't really see much out there, with four WRs and a flex, the pool is starting to get thin; though I'd like to try and snag the WR from HOU (Fuller) or Boyd if possible once we hit the later rounds.

 

Everyone seems to be on a IDP run at the moment, which I'll feel comfortable grabbing a LB as soon as I have the qb.

 

As you know, we have differences of opinion on Cousins but there's not much left on the board in regards to youth. If this wasnt a dynasty (and I'm still thinking about it) id be after Carson Palmer. With the absurd amount of qbs taken in the early rounds though, these guys like Brady/Palmer will probably sit there for a good while, allowing me to grab them later on. 

 

So for right now, yes- it's looking like Funchess/Cousins.

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Right on!  I would have liked Crabtree, but at least with Funchess you have a reasonable WR4 in a 16 team league, and you can start Langford at flex if you have to.  I'm totally on board with Boyd/Fuller (one or both) down the line too; both of them would have been on my radar as well.

 

Yeah, I'd be for Stafford at QB in a redraft, but Cousins is definitely the way to go for dynasty.  I would have been looking at Tannehill too here in another couple of rounds; that would be two young guns in a big league that could play for 10 more years.  People are kind of down on Tanny this year, but he was the #8 overall QB in 2014, and I think Gase's offense (and the influx of young WRs like Landry, Parker and Carroo) are going to reinvigorate him.

 

I think the next six or seven rounds are going to be where the masses panic and start grabbing IDPs like crazy.  If you can resist the urge, you'll be able to scoop up a lot of fringe developmental talent (like the rookie WRs, Austin Seferian-Jenkins), return yard specialists (Amendola and Harris) and older guys that have been passed over but could still score well this year and maybe next (thinking Sproles).

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This thread is like taking advise from someone that got fired from their job.  Good luck 

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8 minutes ago, Bartos said:

This thread is like taking advise from someone that got fired from their job.  Good luck 

 

People like Axe Elf who were fired from their job:

 

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The list goes on...  See my signature if you want to know why--sometimes the bosses wouldn't know wisdom if it fell out of the sky, landed on their face, and started to wiggle.

 

(And sometimes, the commish just wants to be rid of the biggest threat...)

 

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14 minutes ago, Axe Elf said:

 

People like Axe Elf who were fired from their job:

 

Walt Disney

Steve Jobs

Thomas Edison

Albert Einstein

Mark Cuban

Oprah Winfrey

Jerry Seinfeld

Truman Capote

Robert Redford

Bill Belichick

Lee Iacocca

Arthur Blank

Howard Stern

 

The list goes on...  See my signature if you want to know why--sometimes the bosses wouldn't know wisdom if it fell out of the sky, landed on their face, and started to wiggle.

 

(And sometimes, the commish just wants to be rid of the biggest threat...)

 

Agreed you are the Oprah Winfrey of free fantasy leagues.  Hope that pans out well

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3 minutes ago, Bartos said:

Agreed you are the Oprah Winfrey of free fantasy leagues.  Hope that pans out well

 

Don't forget to check under your seat...

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6 minutes ago, Axe Elf said:

Here have a free Chevy Cobalt

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Coming up on the 10/11 turn I see three attractive options.

 

The one that seems like the most must-draft player left is Kamar Aiken.  He's going into just his 4th year, with no real young competition on his team--Michael Campanaro and Breshad Perriman at best.  Steve Smith will be gone after this season ends, if not before, and Mike Wallace can't have much left in the tank either.  Aiken should still be in line for 70/900/5 or so this season, and could move into an even bigger role in the future.  He gives the team a legitimate WR to flex, and also has a unique bye week to all the other RBs and WRs drafted so far--so he will be helpful in covering WR byes and even RB byes via the flex slot.

 

If I had still been drafting this team a few rounds ago, I would have passed on Greg Olsen to get Michael Crabtree, and this is the TE that I would have had my eye on instead--Austin Seferian-Jenkins.  Again we have a young stud with a bright future in a system (Dirk Koetter's) that LOVES the TE.  Koetter coached the most prolific TE in Arizona State history (Zach Miller--the first one) when he was the Sun Devils' head coach, he sent Marcedes Lewis to the Pro Bowl when he was the O.C. in Jacksonville, and he coached Tony Gonzalez to some of his most prolific seasons in the twilight of his career as the O.C. in Atlanta.  Last year ASJ was injured much of the season, but the Buccaneers TE position as a whole accounted for 814 yards on 65 receptions and 8 TDs.  The need for a backup TE is not as great, having Olsen already, but ASJ is a dynasty diamond in the rough.

 

Third, as much as I hate to use another pick on a QB this soon, the bright young options are drying up fast.  I would really consider Ryan Tannehill here, who could go far with his young WRs and Gase at the helm.

 

The only other move that makes any sense at all here would be to insure Jeremy Langford with Jordan Howard, but that could maybe wait a round; I dunno.  Some of these guys seem pretty hot for rookies.

 

If I was drafting, I wouldn't have Olsen, so I'd about have to go with Aiken and ASJ, but since you DO have Olsen, I couldn't fault you for going in another direction with the 11th pick--although Tannehill would probly be my best recommendation for that other direction.

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We had decided on Tannehill and Austin Seferian-Jenkins at 10.14 and 11.03, but then Tannehill was taken at 10.13.  Shucky darns.

 

So he went with Frank Gore instead.  Good move for this year; very little dynasty value though.  Now to hope that ASJ makes it around the bend.

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On 7/17/2016 at 6:18 PM, Axe Elf said:

 

Don't forget to check under your seat...

 

You get a Ford Pinto! And you get a Ford Pinto! And you get Ford Pinto!

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On 7/19/2016 at 6:56 PM, Axe Elf said:

We had decided on Tannehill and Austin Seferian-Jenkins at 10.14 and 11.03, but then Tannehill was taken at 10.13.  Shucky darns.

 

So he went with Frank Gore instead.  Good move for this year; very little dynasty value though.  Now to hope that ASJ makes it around the bend.

 

He got ASJ, he couldn't resist taking an IDP at 12.14 (Sean Lee), and drafted Rashad Jennings at 13.03, hoping to get Paul Perkins next time around.  As hot as these guys are for rookies, I hope it works out.  I probly woulda taken Dwayne Harris instead of the IDP, although I was torn between DeSean Jackson and the Giants' RB for the other pick.

 

What?  Dwayne Harris you ask?

 

Yes, because of the 1 pt per 10 return yards, Harris is a 1300 yard, 3-4 TD WR.  He was a top 30 scorer in this system last year, which is a WR2 in a 16 team league--a huge bargain in the 12th-13th round.  He's only entering his fifth year, and will have both the kick and punt return duties for whatever team he is on for the forseeable future.  Being on a team with a questionable defense (so that he receives a lot of kickoffs) is just gravy.

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