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The (Non-)RBx5 Aftermath (Part 2): A Postmortem Consideration of a 10-Team Draft

spreadsheet In Part 1, I presented a team that I recently drafted in a 10-team league (the team for which I originally planned going RB5), and I gave some guidelines as to how to exploit your league’s draft history in determining whether RB5 is really a strategy you should employ. Basically, if you’re league mates tend to draft lots of QBs and TEs in the first 5 rounds, an RB5 strategy is unnecessary. If, however, your league mates tend to wait on QBs and TEs, then RBs will be at a premium, and RB5 may be a strategy to consider. Here’s the squad I ended up drafting for my Boykinz n the Hood franchise:
Round Pick Overall Pick Name Position Positional Rank Function

1

Keeper

9

Dez Bryant

WR

2

WR1

2

9

19

Matt Forte

RB

12

RB1

3

2

22

Chris Johnson

RB

14

RB2

4

9

39

Eddie Lacy

RB

20

RB3

5

2

42

Lamar Miller

RB

22

RB4

6

7

57

Rob Gronkowski

TE

3

TE1

6

9

59

Hakeem Nicks

WR

22

WR2

7

2

62

Jordy Nelson

WR

24

WR3

8

5

75

Chris Ivory

RB

30

RB5

8

9

79

Josh Gordon

WR

33

WR4

9

2

82

Steve Johnson

WR

36

WR5

10

9

99

Kenbrell Thompkins

WR

41

WR6

11

2

102

Michael Vick

QB

13

QB1

12

9

119

Justin Blackmon

WR

48

WR7

13

2

122

Rueben Randle

WR

49

WRHC

14

9

139

Zach Sudfeld

TE

14

TEHC

15

2

142

Patriots D/ST

DST

5

DST

16

9

159

Randy Bullock

K

3

K

In general, I like this team a lot. If I can win most of my games in Weeks 1-4, I think I’ll have a playoff-bound juggernaut by the time Gronk, Gordon, and Blackmon all become active. Without a doubt, this squad was built with upside and a championship in mind. Here’s how each of these players ended up on my team. If you want these details, read on. If you don’t care at all, that’s cool too: Thanks for reading up to this point.

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By Matthew Freedman | @MattFtheOracle | Archive

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