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2008-2009 Advanced League Draft Analysis

Discussion in 'Fantasy Sports Central' started by Warthog, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. Warthog

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    Howdy all! I did a little analysis on the 14 teams and their draft for the advanced league, and here is what I came up with. I basically did one-line blurbs for draft strategy, biggest reach, best sleeper, and best bargain - based solely on my personal opinion. I'm a little busy so humor is at a minimum, but please enjoy either way, and feel free to discuss!

    Rancho Drebabys
    Draft Strategy: LeBron and hope for the best
    Biggest Reach: T-Mac, Round 5 first pick (57)
    Best Sleeper: Rodney Stuckey, Round 7 (85)
    Best Bargain: Jameer Nelson, Round 11 (141)

    Jammer's Time
    Draft Strategy: Chris Paul + horde the Centers
    Biggest Reach: None, too afraid to take chances
    Best Sleeper: Al Thornton, Round 9 (114)
    Best Bargain: Ben Wallace, Round 13 (170)

    rounds Turnover's
    Draft Strategy: Surround proven names with several potential breakout stars
    Biggest Reach: Brandon Roy, Round 2 (26)
    Best Sleeper: Derrick Rose, Round 8 (110)
    Best Bargain: Gilbert Arenas, Round 11 (143)

    Lindwood's babyeaters
    Draft Strategy: Well-rounded, balanced attack...and Darko
    Biggest Reach: Chris Wilcox, Round 7 (88)
    Best Sleeper: Linas Kleiza, Round 10 (137)
    Best Bargain: Darko Milicic, Round 11 (144)

    Debt Team
    Draft Strategy: 1 good starter at each position, fill rest with pu-pu platter
    Biggest Reach(es): Beno Udrih, Round 6 (80), Travis Outlaw, Round 8 (108)...every pick from 6-13
    Best Sleeper: Every pick from 6-13
    Best Bargain: Al Horford, Round 5 (61)

    Hunter's Real Estate (wartie)
    Draft Strategy: Go big or go home + 6th man extravaganza
    Biggest Reach: Emeka Okafor, Round 4 (51)
    Best Sleeper: Amir Johnson, Round 9 (118)
    Best) Bargain: Kenyon Martin, Round 12 (163)

    Winless Hustlers
    Draft Strategy: Draft a bunch of white guys
    Biggest Reach: O.J. Mayo, Round 6 (78)
    Best Sleeper: Ricky Davis, Round 10 (134)
    Best Bargain: Kirk Hinrich, Round 9 (119)

    Freudian Slips
    Draft Strategy: Players traded or likely to be traded (Brand, Baron, Vince, Yi)
    Biggest Reach: Kevin Love, Round 7 (92)
    Best Sleeper: Yi Jianlian, Round 12 (161)
    Best Bargain: Ray Allen, Round 6 (77)

    Motown Prides
    Draft Strategy: Pray for comeback years (D-Wade, Artest, Ginobli, Bargnani, Marbury)
    Biggest Reach: Stephon Marbury, Round 13 (177)
    Best Sleeper: Rudy Fernandez, Round 10 (132)
    Best Bargain: Manu Ginobli, Round 8 (104)

    webz wombatz
    Draft Strategy: Pray for breakout/comeback years (Crawford, Bibby, Tyrus, Jeff Green, Nene)
    Biggest Reach: Andre Miller, Round 4 (47)
    Best Sleeper: Jeff Green, Round 9 (122)
    Best Bargain: Stephen Jackson, Round 5 (66)

    BC Kyiv
    Draft Strategy: Young guys with upside
    Biggest Reach(es): LaMarcus Aldridge, Round 3 (39), Andres Biedrins, Round 4 (46)
    Best Sleeper: Nate Robinson, Round 9 (123)
    Best Bargain: Mike Miller, Round 6 (74)

    Rapid Wien Sektion B
    Draft Strategy: Hey big booooooy
    Biggest Reach: Greg Oden, Round 3 (40)
    Best Sleeper: Chris Duhon, Round 13 (180)
    Best Bargain: Jamario Moon, Round 10 (129)

    Loanshark
    Draft Strategy: Traded
    Biggest Reach: Al Harrington, Round 5 (69)
    Best Sleeper: Chris Quinn, Round 13 (181)
    Best Bargain: Corey Maggette, Round 4 (44)

    Hakuna Matater
    Draft Strategy: Blindfold, throw darts at a chart of names
    Biggest Reach: Jose Calderon, Round 2 (15)
    Best Sleeper: Mickael Pietrus, Round 6 (71)
    Best Bargain: Jason Maxiell, Round 10 (127)
     
  2. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    That's awesome.
     
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    MotownPride Starter 2x Fantasy Champion

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    Always a pleasure to be in a league with you bro. A+ analysis.

    My actual strategy based on my draft position was to:
    • take the best available (beginning of draft was center and PG heavy, so I grabbed a bunch of high profile forwards and shooting guards)
    • draft big men late since I knew there would be alot of PF, C sleepers in the late rounds
    • grab some rookies/sophs as they typically have the highest upside
     
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    very cool... good read, and interesting takes.

    scary tough by your take i took the biggest reach of the draft.... well atleast the earliest round one.
     
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    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Great analysis Hog..

    T-mac was a reach, but remember I won last year with six core players> Labron, T-Mac, Baron Davis, Kaman, R Jefferson and everyone's whipping boy Zach Robinson. I have retained three of those guys and will give them their rings tonight.......and hope that we can get to the finals again for the third straight year...I might even attempt a trade for at least one of those former players so Freudian let me know who you want.....:lightsabersmiley:
     
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    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    Always creative, insightful, and witty Wart. Good stuff.

    Yeah, I took the blind approach. I didn't have a star player to build around. Basically, with the fourteenth pick I got what amounted to a mid second rounder in a ten team draft. Billups was the top rated guy there.

    I grabbed Calderon because I figured I could at least win assists with those two guys.

    Those are the breaks. I suck at drafting anyhow. :sssh:
     
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    i hardly even looked at your team tater, i just had to razz on ya somehow :) i thought roy was the biggest reach simply because i think you could've snagged him later and gotten more of a sure thing at 26, and it might take awhile before he settles in at portland with so many new players. dre, who is zach robinson? ;) i actually think t-mac might be a little underrated this year, and pick 57 might've been a reach, but then again you didn't pick again until 84 and he probably would've been gone by then.
     
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    my fear was that i'd be without a pg by the time i got to my 4th pick... I knew who i wanted at 2 and 3 and felt my 3 would for sure be there but was nervous about them at 2....

    as is... i am still pretty weak at PG..... so we'll see how the other postions come thru with assists...

    On paper I'll take my team against any team in a game, whether that plays out into wins and loses in fantasy is to be seen.
     
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    Great analysis Wart.

    I always want to be strong in rebounding, FG%, FT%, and assists. Those are my foundation.
    I think my team will do well if I don't have any injuries.
     
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    lol Thanks Hog! :p Yeah...I have a lot of sleepers. Injuries and PT factored into most of my picks. Screwing up my que accounted for others :P
     
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    Great stuff Wart!

    But for the record, being the only GM not to have a "reach" pick doesn't make me scared, it makes me smart. :detective:
     
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    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    No, it makes you a hoser and a pansy!
     
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    Fun reading.
    My draft strategy was to get mike miller and I failed. I also failed in keeper league. oh well. My second plan was to leave my draft list untouched and let the default gods do their magic since I seem to blow my draft. I did reach for love but I needed a big guy. Should I have gone with yet another SF and hoped for a trade? Time will tell.
     
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    he doesn't need a reach pick for that...
     
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    linwood All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion

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    I talked to BBJay right before the draft, and we're convinced that this will be Darko's breakout year. I mean, somebody has to play for Memphis.

    Hopefully the balanced attack thing works well in the Advanced League. And, hopefully, Weezy continues his rebounding with the new OKC Thunder. I expect his scoring to drop for sure, because last season Durant took 70% of their team shots.
     
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    looks like my biggest reach was ramon sessions in round 9...wasn't even suited up for milwaukee last night
     
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    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    Huh? The games started last night? I'm already getting blown out because I didn't have even a single guy playing!!!!

    Great start to the season for me. :mad::loser:
     

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