After recently participating in a Myfantasyleague.com MFL25 league arranged by Rotoworld.com senior editor Evan Silva, I reached out to some of the writers involved to get the thinking behind their boldest picks.
BIGGEST REACH – DUKE JOHNSON, PICK 5.01, RB19 (ADP 6.04, RB24)
2nd BIGGEST REACH – RYAN MATHEWS, PICK 4.12, RB18 (ADP 6.02, RB22)
What would you say is the biggest difference between how you approach MFL10 format versus normal, weekly management, redraft leagues?
I’m more apt to address a position with quantity over quality of players in best ball formats.
Yes, I rely on ADP less than I do in a standard field, realize there will be few if any value leaks, and wait later than normal to pick my quarterbacks and defenses.
Yes, but even if they don’t know who I like specifically, I’m aware I usually need to take the players I like a little early if I’m going to get them. They will rarely still be there the next time I pick.
Absolutely, it’s a disadvantage. You can’t value hunt too much, and need to cover your ass in case of a positional run or entire tiers dry up before it gets back to you. I prefer picking toward the middle in any format. Well, except Rookie Drafts. That’s a joke. You can laugh at anytime now.
A combination of ceiling, potential workload, passing game involvement, and them being “my guys” who I wouldn’t get another shot to pick while swimming with sharks puts them over for me. I like things about the RBs I passed on – even Jones – but I just wanted the other two. Skipping Lat Murray would be the one I regret the most.
Pat shares more of his thoughts on why he likes Mathews, and seven other players he’s targeting in MFL10s, here. For more on why he may regret passing on L. Murray, he wrote about gameflow here.
Do you think the Eagles have competent enough personnel to find themselves in consistently positive game scripts?
Yes, their defense is generally underrated and their offensive line has been improved — if not fixed.
Yes, but don’t feel it’s a foregone conclusion they’ll do it often enough to really hurt his value.
Yes, I think he’ll see a larger passing game workload due to negative game scripts, and more carries isn’t impossible. He somehow averaged over 4.0 yards per carry between the tackles (his largest predraft knock) even with a 3.6 overall YPC.
Duke Johnson averaged 4.3 yards per carry on 58 between-the-tackles rushing attempts, and 2.8 YPC on 46 outside runs.— Pat Thorman (@Pat_Thorman) May 26, 2016
Yes, receptions. He may approach the carries if Crowell flames out, but 170 is close to his ceiling on a team that will trail consistently.
Third at minimum. Josh Gordon.
Two. He won’t sniff that number of TDs.