15 Responses to “The DLF Mailbag”

  1. Ryan says:

    I feel good about the value I got for Dujuan then. Last night a guy offered me a 2014 1st for him. The team is terrible so it will be pick 1.01-1.04.

  2. Tim Stafford says:

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  3. Cyrus says:

    I think that I would rank the positions as:

    Top TE
    Top DE
    Good TE
    Top S
    Normal TE
    Normal DE
    Normal S

    As in, Graham/Gronk are much more valuable than any DE except Watt. But then I would rather have someone like Calais Campbell than Vernon Davis or Finley. But I would rather have those guys than the best Safety. And on down.

    That is how I value positions… and it is tough, a normal S or DE can become elite so quickly, depth is crucial.

    • Steve Wyremski says:

      It’s heavily dependent on scoring, certainly, given the ease (like you said) that you can find S and place matchups, I’d still rather a “good” TE.

      The thing that is important to consider is that similar to Watt, people last year also said that Graham/Gronk were much more valuable than any DE except JPP. Now where is he?

      Watt leveled off quite a bit at the end of ’12. My view is that it’d be a mistake to take Watt an an exteremly high pick.

      • Cyrus says:

        For the year, you are right– JPP “only” ended up #5.

        But I still value that consistency. If my DE is top 6 every year, that is worth a premium. Otherwise you are fumbling about at the position.

        (Agreed that Watt is unlikely to dominate the same way, and so you can’t predict who the #1 overall DE is each year. But Watt is worth a premium)

        • Steve Wyremski says:

          I’m not arguing that JPP wasn’t solid from a DE perspective, but comparatively to TEs. Watt and others are worth a premium for sure, there’s no question.

          Last year in many leagues several considered him above TEs. I have difficulty getting on board with that regardless of the DE. There’s much more consistent dominance from the TEs compared to DEs when we’re talking about guys like Gronkowski, Graham, etc.

    • Boomer says:

      I agree with this assessment mostly. Would just move normal TE above top DB though. To extrapolate I’d go….

      Top TE
      Good TE
      Normal TE
      Top DL
      Top S
      Good-Normal DL
      Good-Normal S
      Top LB
      Good-Normal LB

      I realize this is highly generic but still a starting point.

  4. Duck says:

    I have J.Allen, E.Dumervil, C.Jones, B.Irvin in a 16 team dynasty, probably only going to keep 3 DL. Chandler Jones was looking like a future top 5 DE earlier this year, but what happened? Noticed he hasn’t been on the field as much. Still think he’s a keeper? I traded D.Murray, and now have the 4th overall pick next year. I could easily offer that to the owner of Campbell and get him? Or do you like either of my you DL?

    • voiceofunreason says:

      So you’re asking if you should trade the fourth overall pick for depth at DL? I can’t imagine that’s a good idea.

      • Steve Wyremski says:

        I’d agree. No way I’d deal the #4 for a guy like Campbell. You have a nice crew with potential and some aging producers. That’s a solid DE crew for a 16-team league.

        If anything, I’d target another young DE like B.Graham or R.Quinn with other picks/depth you have to see if you can continue to add to the potential you have behind Allen/Dumervil.

  5. Duck says:

    I’m loaded everywhere! Won the championship 3 of last 4 years. Guess I’ll wait til after the NFL draft and see if there’s anything good, but I too think DL is key, and I’m getting old there. With Brady, Bradford, Spiller, J.Rodgers, L.Miller, D.Thomas, R.Cobb, A.Brown, D.Alexander, J.Graham, you can see there’s probably not going to be anything that helps my team at #4. but adding a Calais Campbell would be an upgrade over Dumervil or Chandler Jones! I’ll just be patient and wait before I make a move!

    • Cyrus says:

      I honestly think you could upgrade at RB, even in this weak draft class.

      Either Bernard or Lacy would be better than all of your RB’s other than Spiller IMO, unless Rodgers really comes on and becomes the starter. My expectation is ATL drafts a RB.

      • Duck says:

        Yea, the reason I even traded Murray for the 4th pick was because I felt like Rodgers or Miller one would become a starter, kinda depends on whether R.Bush and M.Turner stay. But we just start 1 RB per week in this league, and I think Spiller has a chance to possibly be the best fantasy RB in the league if giving the carries. Also, I wouldn’t have been able to keep Rodgers if I kept Murray. L.Miller is on my taxi squad, so he doesn’t count as one of my 17 keepers. We start 3- DL,LB,DB each, so IDP players are important and in a 16 team league scarce. Like I said, the smart thing for me is probably to wait and see if some like Benard or Lacy fall in a good situation, and also see what Miami and Atlanta do. Thanks for all the feed back, always helps just hearing from others!

        • Cyrus says:

          Unusual starting requirements. With 1 RB, I agree that you don’t need much beyond Spiller, but I still think RB should carry a premium, especially in a 16 team league. Having a solid backup in case of injury is what keeps a Championship team going.

          If you could trade the #4 for several IDP, I would do it. Starting 3 DB shouldn’t be a problem, as there are always random DB who score a lot each year that are on the WW at the start of the season.

          Starting 3 LB is a little tougher, but all of my 12 team leagues start 3 LB and I use it as a position of strength, acquiring several top LB. Not worth the #4 pick, even in a 16 team league.

          Starting 3 DL can be difficult, but at the same time, it depends on the scoring in your league. In mine, after you remove the top 16 DL, the scores range from about 6.8-9.4 for the next 32 DL. Unless you can be guaranteed a top 6 DL with the #4 pick, I don’t think it is a comparative advantage over having a solid RB or WR.

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