Please verify roster settings.

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Yahoo league: Q, RB, RB, W/T, W/T, W/T, K, D, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN (8 starters, 8 on bench, total team of 16).

Should I use these settings:


Or is there a better setting? Seems to me I asked this question last year and the suggestion was that I force 2 WRs to be picked with a max of 4, and then 1 WR/TE flex, with a max of 3.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks,

Jay
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jaylobb

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Posted 9 years ago

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Bob Modelski, Employee

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This is technically the way to do this But, if I may suggest another. WRs have a far greater upside than any TE. (even gates) The best TE stats in history are only as good as a #2 wr. Since you combine these 2 postions I would just eliminate the TEs all together and just go with WRs. They have more point potential. So, i would eliminate the wr/te category and switch it to only WRs.
To me, that is one one the best aspects of this program You can tweek the settings to meet your personal preferences and still get the best results possible.
I hope this answers your question.
Thanks,
Bob
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Thanks Bob. I'm concerned that the approach you suggest would de-value highly ranked TE's and force me to select late-round WRs that may have less value than early-round WRs. While I agree that the best TE stats may only be as good as a #2 WR, wouldn't that suggest that picking a a great TE over a #3 WR? But if I set the numbers as you suggest, I wouldn't be provided that recommendation, would I?

Thanks for any help you can offer.

Jahy
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Bob Modelski, Employee

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The Top TEs with the good stats will be Gone by rounds 4 or 5. There will be LOTS of great WRS still available in those rounds. Would you rather have Gates at 900 yards and 10 TDS or vinceint jackson at 1200 and 12? By the time the number 3 Wrs are around the TEs available will be 600 yard and 6 TD guys. An example of what I meant by Wrs have a higher upside. Last year I took wallace as my 3rd wr and williams from TB as my 4th. Both out played Every TE including GATES And they were both taken 3 to 4 rounds later.
Bob
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Thanks Bob. I think I'll leave it as I have it specified in my first email. I guess the trouble I have with the recommendation (and maybe you're right and I just am not following the logic) is that your recommendation would suggest never picking a TE because the software would be configured as if that weren't an option. And yet TEs certainly seemed to get picked in my league and I've had great success with them. Top tier TEs, in my opinion, seem to have more stability week-to-week than #3 and #4 WRs. That might be arguable, but I feel more confident with a top TE as a #3 in the WR/TE flex position than a so-so WR. Of course, if that TE is no longer available, then I'd go with a WR. But, if the rest of the league were to follow your recommendations, no TE would get picked early because everyone would be picking WRs, leaving the best TE's available in the later rounds. Your comment "The Top TEs with the good stats will be gone by rounds 4 or 5" wouldn't make sense to me, if everyone else recognizes the value of later round WRs over great TEs.

Thanks for the advice. I'll think about it over the next couple of hours in prep for my 2:00 draft.

Jay