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Breaking down a 14 team draft – results (Part 1 of 2)

“The final results”, “the end of the draft” and “your final team”. After weeks of preparation, this is where it is all supposed to pay off, or does it? With every draft, it is important to analyze the team you are developing with each pick. Sometimes, in the heat of the moment, this can be difficult too. I find team owners drafting the best player available, filling out roster positions and depth but sometimes missing the whole overview and big picture of the team that is actually being crafted. Previously, I wrote a five part analysis of a fourteen team slow draft performed June (found here: I, II, III, IV, V). I split this article into two different parts (one of which will be posted to follow shortly) and illustrated the strengths, weaknesses of each team. I analyzed the bench and gave a final overall review of the team as a whole. Most of my individual player stats and feelings on the players picked can be found in my previous articles, the purpose of this two part series is to illustrate the results.

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Why You Should Wait On Drafting A Quarterback

Source: Greg Fiume/Getty Images North America
Source: Greg Fiume/Getty Images North America

Why You Should Wait On Drafting A Quarterback

In a 12 team, non ppr league with quarterbacks getting four points for passing touchdowns, it’s wise to wait on drafting a quarterback this year.  Don’t get me wrong; getting one of the big three (Rodgers, Brees, Manning) early will land you a top quarterback, but your team will look a lot better if you wait to take your quarterback later in the draft.  Let’s look at three reasons why it’s best to wait on taking your quarterback for 2014 and that will help you win your league. Continue reading Why You Should Wait On Drafting A Quarterback

Breaking down a 14 team draft (Part 5 of 5)

Welcome back to the final installment of my 14-team June draft, I am happy to see you all back ready for more fantasy football analysis! Picking fourteenth in this league was an absolute drag, especially because I ended up taking the last pick in both the first and last rounds of the draft. If you have been reading my previous articles (Parts I, II, III, IV) then you know my feelings on taking a defense in the earlier rounds. That feeling is echoed even more so with kickers, though I will not go into too much detail save for their interchangeability in most scenarios. I have broken down the sections of each round a bit, differently from previous articles, to try to save space. With that said, it is time to start digging into the nitty-gritty as I break down rounds twelve through fifteen!

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Why Dez Bryant Will Be The Best Wide Receiver in 2014

AP Photo/Duane Burleson
AP Photo/Duane Burleson

With most fantasy football drafts right around the corner, it is officially time to focus on which players to target in 2014 drafts (Hint, hint. Dez Bryant). Running Backs tend to be taken early in round 1, but what do you do if you have a late pick in Round 1? The safe pick would be an elite wide receiver because they produce consistent statistics from year to year. Outside of Julio Jones, who was ruled out for the year after week 5, there was not an elite Wide Receiver that didn’t produce WR1 or WR2 numbers. On the other hand, Trent Richardson, CJ Spiller, Ray Rice, and Doug Martin, even before his injury, were all early round busts. This is because RBs are less predictable, are injured more frequently, and have a shorter prime than WRs. To avoid the next Ray Rice or Trent Richardson this year, choose an elite Wide Receiver like Dez Bryant late in Round 1.

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Breaking down a 14 team draft (Part 4 of 5)

Hello Fantasy fans and welcome back to part four of my five part 14-team draft. I am thrilled you can come back for another serving of Fantasy Football draft information! For those of you wanting to catch up; part 1 of my article can be found here, part 2 can be found here and part 3 can be found here. As always, I will break down the various picks throughout the article and help provide various key points and insight throughout the rounds. I also outline the various reaches, steals and observations which you can use to assist you in your drafts later in the season. These next few rounds is where team owners start digging deep, picking the sleepers, rookies and potential boom players that can propel their team into championship glory! Join me as we kick off round the article diving into pick one of round nine!

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Breaking down a 14 team draft (Part 3 of 5)

Hello fantasy readers! I am back after a week long absence, I do realize I was unavailable to give you the third part of my 14 team draft, but sometimes people just need a vacation you know? Being in Las Vegas and sitting outside the sports book staring at absolutely no football games is not really my idea of fun anyway. For those that would like to catch up, you can find part 1 here, along with part 2 here. I am glad to be back and happy to be providing you with part three of this gloriously long draft, so without further ado, let’s get to it!!!

ROUND SIX

  • 6.1: Robert Griffin III, WAS, QB
  • 6.2: Eric Decker, NYJ, WR
  • 6.3: Matt Ryan, ATL, QB
  • 6.4: Joique Bell, DET, RB

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Forgotten Due to Hype: Stephen Strasburg

Stephen Strasburg*All stats were gathered before gameplay on June 29th, 2014

Stephen Strasburg has finally evolved into the ace that scouts and fans predicted he would become; however now that he’s made the transformation, nobody seems to be paying attention. When the right hander was selected 1st overall out of San Diego State, scouts were seeing Cy Young awards galore. He was easily the most hyped pitcher in the history of the draft which lead some to wonder if he would skip the Minor Leagues entirely. As we all know, none of that happened, and Strasburg was dealt a serious blow in 2010 when he tore his UCL, requiring season ending Tommy John surgery.

In 2014 however, Strasburg is pitching at an elite level but isn’t seeing the same results in other statistical categories. Click the read more tag at the bottom to see why you shouldn’t be panicking (for now) about the Nationals pitcher.

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