Lofunzo wrote: Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
you are right - there is no such thing as value in fantasy drafts and people should always draft by consensus
Im not sure what to make of your comment, Lofunzo. Should someone never look at later options? If I think that Boone and Giles will put up roughly the same value, yet one can be had 3-5 rds later, should I not go after the one with the lowest cost?
Thanks for the thumbs down. I was actually kind of agreeing with you. I am saying that, for the most part, there are always later options. I like Giles but don't think that he will approach Boone for next year. If you can get another player instead of Boone in the 2nd round and then get Giles later, then do it. If you don't get Giles, then you will be sorry, though. You have a chance to 100% get a good 1 (Boone). If you wait for Giles, then you might not get him. Again, there are always later options. It's kind of like the Pierre/Crawford scenario. You could either get Pierre earlier or take the chance that you can get Crawford later.
I fully understand, and I guess I am speaking of what I would do in that situation. I do not like Boone this yr, and I think his numbers will go down. I like Giles, and think his numbers will improve.
But as for draft strategy, you are right - there are options. I am the guy who will always look for similar numbers at a cheaper price. You brought up a great example - there isnt a chance in hell I will draft Pierre in the 3rd rd where he is being taken in most drafts. I will target Crawford later, and even Sanchez later still.
I guess it basically depends on the type of drafter you are. Im the garbage man - always looking for talent to drop too far, and never paying full price for someone.
Some people like to place a lot of emphasis on position scarcity. Other people place a lot on a strategy (ex: hitters early, then SP).
It all depends. For me, taking guys like Boone and Pierre in the 2nd-3rd rounds doesnt make a lot of sense if similar players can be had later.