#1 Posted on 5.11.05 1541.50 Reposted on: 5.11.12 1541.52
I joined my work's head-to-head football league, despite knowing virtually nothing about the way the stats are calculated. I watch about 5-6 games a year tops, and don't really follow close enough to KNOW anything more about the sport other than the big stories (TO, Culpepper, etc.) - yet despite all this, I figured I'd have a shot at winning.
What would YOU do to improve this team? Don't tell me "trade this guy for this guy" or whatever, but what sort of positional upgrades would you examine - and who would you give up to do it?
Here's the team...
E. Manning (NYG - QB)
C. Johnson (Cin - WR) P
T. Houshmandzadeh (Cin - WR)
B. Edwards (Cle - WR)
T. Jones (Chi - RB)
S. Alexander (Sea - RB)
R. McMichael (Mia - TE)
A. Lelie (Den - WR)
J. Jones (Dal - RB)
M. Vick (Atl - QB)
J. Delhomme (Car - QB)
H. Miller (Pit - TE)
T. Duckett (Atl - RB) Q
J. Brown (Sea - K)
J. Hanson (Det - K)
Baltimore (Bal - DEF)
Football remains the only fantasy sport I play that I can't conquer, solely due to knowledge. Help me out!
#2 Posted on 5.11.05 1555.15 Reposted on: 5.11.12 1555.33
Try to trade Vick for an upgrade at the WR position, but don't give up Johnson (maybe offer up McMichael in a package deal). Cut one of the two kickers, unless you have to start two, and pray that Thomas Jones keeps his job, and Shaun Alexander stays healthy.
#3 Posted on 5.11.05 1952.46 Reposted on: 5.11.12 1953.23
You've got a pretty sweet team for someone who doesn't follow football. Your only weakness at this point is the Baltimore defense, which has been creakier than usual this season. I'd try to deal them and either Lelie or Houshmanwhatever for a premium defense.
#4 Posted on 5.11.05 2215.05 Reposted on: 5.11.12 2215.30
After the bye weeks, you really don't need three QBs, and barring injury you might even get away with just one. Personally I'd keep Eli and Jake because neither of them are surefire points week in and week out, but they're both consistent. Deal Vick to the poor fool who took Culpepper or someone else who could use another starting QB. If nobody wants to deal, don't be afraid to drop him if you see another free agent you'd rather snap up.
As for your lineup, I'd recommend starting Miller at TE once Big Ben comes back, those two seem to be in sync. Lelie has been a terrible fantasy wideout this season (I should know, I keep starting him) so don't be afraid to trade or cut him.
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