DFWC League #5 - Rolling the Dice
Mar 28, 2014 12:39 AM
With my League #1 team now looking very good, the question now is, what I am I going to do with my team in League #5, the team that had the 11 1sts, the team that could become the best team ever. On its current path, it could look very similar to this one.
I recently acquired Doug Martin for Donald Brown (pre-SD signing), the 1.7, 1.12 and the 2.04. I then flipped Doug Martin along with the 1.11 for Josh Gordon.
After those trades, the team looks like this:
It is still a skeleton squad with no RBs of note, but those WRs already look an awful lot like my other team and I still carry the 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.10 and 2.02 to form the rest of the team. On its current path, if I trade those picks, this team is set to look very similar to the other, a virtual carbon copy (with a tad better RBs). But my other team already fills the role of favorite and if that’s exactly where this team is headed, is there a point? Been there, done that.
For that reason, I am leaning towards keeping ALL of the remaining picks, drafting them and holding them, even in a format that allows only 20 players and starts 11. That would be a truly unique team in this format. One that would be ridiculously young, allocating more spots to rookies than any other team and yet still built to win – maybe even built to win it all in 2014. It’s a gamble, but one that could result in a significantly better team than it could ever be by playing it safe and trading the picks for a few more studs.
I am still very early in my rookie evaluations with the biggest data point still yet to come (the NFL draft itself), but imagine a team like the following:
Carlos Hyde (?)
Tre Mason (?)
Lache Seastrunk (?)
Kicker, Defense and only 1 additional roster spot.
Not terribly imposing you say? If the RBs hit and Ladarius Green emerges, I could see this team winning it all in 2014. If the rookie WRs are as good as advertised, this team could very well be considered the best team ever this time next year.
Or, it could be ordinary.
Should I roll the dice?