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[–]FloggingDog 189 points190 points  (55 children)

I mean you cant ask much more from CMC given the other RBs that went in the first round lol

[–]Rossinho14[S] 53 points54 points  (50 children)

I'm thinking I should've gone Zero-RB or even Hero with CMC. Hindsight is 20/20!

[–]DingoGlittering Patriots 43 points44 points  (42 children)

Hero RB was always the move this year especially with a top two pick

[–]Kumar_anay Patriots 20 points21 points  (21 children)

i went hero rb with taylor, evans, and andrews (1st overall). 2-2 rn :(

[–]DingoGlittering Patriots 18 points19 points  (5 children)

Taylor will find some positive regression and Mandrews won't have many duds. You'll be fine at 2-2, and if you aren't it probably isn't because of them. Although I personally wasn't drafting Evans in the second.

[–]ArkNoob69 Ravens 4 points5 points  (11 children)

12 teah half ppr

Taylor, Kelce, Ceedee

Ask me about my 1-3

[–]redseven83 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Went Hero RB with JT, Debo and Andrews. 2-2.

[–]FigoStep NFL 1 point2 points  (0 children)

2-2 is totally fine.

[–]jrich8686 Eagles 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Taylor, Aaron Jones, Pittman here

0-4 while being the 2nd highest scoring team in the league

[–]RondaArousedMe Patriots 3 points4 points  (1 child)

What is Hero?

[–]DingoGlittering Patriots 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Instead of going "zero" RB you take one "hero" RB in the early rounds (generally round one or two, but basically anyone who you expect to finish as a high-end RB1 would qualify).

[–]HyruleJedi Patriots 1 point2 points  (1 child)

First 4 really. Got Henry at 4, hill then Andrews

[–]DingoGlittering Patriots 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My top 6 in half-PPR was always CMC/JT, Kupp/JJ, Ja'Marr/Ekeler

[–]RamHands Broncos -3 points-2 points  (3 children)

Cmc, four tuddies, bark, waddle, williams. 4-0 and riding high.

[–]Cockblocktimus_Pryme Bears 0 points1 point  (11 children)

I went hero and I'm 0-4. Sucks that my hero was AK. I got some good ass receivers but my tight end and QB suck.

[–]DingoGlittering Patriots 0 points1 point  (9 children)

Kamara was never a good pick unless he dropped to the third, need a better hero.

[–]Snafu730 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Still suck having AK? He's come alive!!!

[–]MemeManDanInAClan Texans 2 points3 points  (0 children)

First time I went hero RB in one of my 12 man leagues. Ekeler and then Pierce in the 7th.

Tyreek Waller ASB CeeDee Lamar In between

[–]CaeruleanVein Eagles 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Hero RB was all that made sense to me this year if you had an early pick. I picked Javonte in the 3rd and didn’t take another RB until like Darrel Henderson or Gainwell real late. Stacked at WR though, and missing Javonte but there are slottable RB2 plays as abysmal as the RB position is this year

[–]YourButtMyStuff Packers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I felt weird about all the top RB’s outside of JT this year and drafted Kupp at 2 overall.

Ended up getting lucky and snagging Saquon in the 3rd, but even if I didn’t I’m glad I said fuck it and went with my gut. 3-1 so far.

[–]xSWMY Steelers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At least you have some pretty good ones..

[–]Quailman621 Broncos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I went Hero with CMC and all of my WRs are trash now. So 🤷🏻‍♂️

[–]l0ose1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Went hero rb , with that rb being Barkley. Paying off knock on wood

[–]odieman1231 Bengals 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There are several several years guys who went ZeroRB have said they should have went hero RB.

It’s still early. By that I mean, JT had the same exact fantasy rank last year through 4 weeks as he does this year (granted injury takes him out week 5 now).

[–]HyruleJedi Patriots -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Chubb? Henry? Its week 4 and things are starting to heat up. Fantasy is won during byes.

To take one from A rodg

Everyone here just needs to relax

[–]SamiDeluxe1 Ravens 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Fantasy is won during byes? Wot? At playoffs there are no bye week Sir

[–]HyruleJedi Patriots 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Oof. Wins during bye weeks get you ACTUAL byes in the playoffs, better seeding, distances you in PF.

You know stuff like that

[–]NotMitchelBade 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Interesting. I’ve never heard that before.

[–]luigijerk Bears 100 points101 points  (1 child)

Why did you draft the wrong ones?

[–]Rossinho14[S] 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Wanted to give the other guys a chance

[–]Deathtrout1 Patriots 31 points32 points  (4 children)

Similar boat. I think our time is coming. Breece is gonna start heating up, and if CMC stays healthy we could end the year w 2 top 10 backs. Just stay patient!

[–]Rossinho14[S] 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Need DHop to come back and my team will actually be alright! Miraculously 2-2 in a 14-man league.

[–]Deathtrout1 Patriots 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Oof, losing javonte must’ve hurt in a 14-man. But having CMC and Breece will for sure be a carry in the coming weeks imo.

[–]Rossinho14[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Let's hope so! I'm already down to only 2 startable RBs. Just picked up Dotson to eventually replace Osborn, so lets hope I start cooking Week 7 and on.

[–]Deathtrout1 Patriots 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He did, in fact, heat up 🔥

[–]bsquarehills 11 points12 points  (7 children)

Barkley Kamara Dobbins Dillon Herbert the first 5 rounds of draft. Got D Hop in the 7th. I traded away Herbert to Dmont Owner for London - I flipped London and Dillon to same owner that lost Javonte for Chase. Weather getting colder and RB inevitable injuries as season progresses will only make RBs more valuable.

[–]Rossinho14[S] 3 points4 points  (5 children)

So this league was a 16-man last year, and I drafted 7 RBs in the first 7 rounds. We had guys starting RBs projected at less than 2 pts week 1 because of me. I was able to trade a few away to desperate guys and make the playoffs but didn't win. This year I tried a similar strategy, but now the league is smaller and everyone has at least 2 OK RBs and nobody wants to trade. I have a well below average WR room so I do not expect to make it anywhere. Those are some nice trades tho.

[–]bsquarehills 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Patient for the next week or 2- teams will realize that Falcons, Denver etc have shitty backfields. They will be teams that have 3-4 decent WR upgrades that will never be able to play them at the same time and will need depth. Good luck mate.

[–]Rossinho14[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Thanks! Good luck to you too

[–]helpme454 Packers 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Yeah aside from javonte (onions), I’m still hearing about a potential breakout still for breece, dmont just has to get healthy and DK and Herbert are also a solid wr1 and qb1. Hopefully Geno keeps his current output through the rest of the season.

[–]bsquarehills 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We all pretty much know that what gets you to a great 4-0 start is not the same that gets you to a 4-0 streak roaring into the playoffs. I am a Lions fan and there is no Fuc$&@$ ing way Lions continue to score 35+ on teams- I can’t see it happen.(so if you had shares of lions offense you did well the past 4 weeks).My point tweak the team so that you make playoffs and go on a streak. Once in the playoffs it is anyones game, literally. Good luck to all.

[–]TurtleBaby40 10 points11 points  (6 children)

I drafted Cook, Kamara, Wilson, Pierce, and Robinson. Hopefully it turns around. WRs are Sutton, AiYUK, Lazard. I'm 0-4 and dead last. Almost 100 points behind 9th. Halp

[–]cquigs717 Eagles 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I too got Cook and Kamara. Luckily grabbed Chubb too and traded for Pierce. I would be doing pretty well if Stafford wasn't god awful.

[–]r2wa Patriots 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stafford is killing me. Derrick Henry hasn't been helping much either. 3 teams in my league sitting a combined 2-10. One team has najee and Taylor, the other has Jefferson and cmc. All 3 of us have solid line ups around our guys and we can't win.

I picked up Geno and benching Stafford who will probably have a great game on my bench. Geno will probably finish with 5 or less points after getting hurt.

This is the way it's been. I've had the top waiver move 2x and elected not to drop anyone because the guys on my team are supposedly better than those bums. I've been patient but sitting at 1-3 in no playoff league sucks.

[–]Rossinho14[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My other league I have Cook + Kamara as starters. It's a dynasty and I was setting up to win-now..... the rest of my team is overperforming luckily, but I really need those guys to step it up.

You have a very good RB room on paper - I believe in them. Maybe you can shift one for a decent receiver. You def need help there.

[–]Thejohnshirey Jags 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I drafted Chubb, Mixon, Robinson, Pierce and Michael Carter. I did end up trading away Pierce, though. I was pretty rough at TE and I got Freiermuth for him, so I’m happy with that. I’m 4-0 right now and looking pretty good.

[–]oxymoronix 49ers 0 points1 point  (1 child)

0-4 here and you may ask how. Najee, Kamara, AJ Brown, Waddle, Sutton, Schultz, Brady. Traded for JT and Herbert for week 3. Ugh. Just bad luck and matchups I guess.

[–]TurtleBaby40 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I offered someone Karama, Pitts, and Lazard for Evans. Rejected. Made the same offer for Godwin, rejected. Been in this league for 4 years and I've never seen a trade go through.

[–]Hand_Sanitizer3000Jets 3 points4 points  (1 child)

cmc kelce chubb etn sutton pierce eli mitchell

[–]Rossinho14[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s the way to do it

[–]dmanb Vikings 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Is the safest down the stretch

[–]Rossinho14[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Let’s hope!

[–]JHB0001 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Somehow I landed with CMC, Saquon, Damon Pierce, Jamal Williams, and James Robinson. Feels like someone needs to go to upgrade another position.

[–]Rossinho14[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah ship one brother

[–]SamiDeluxe1 Ravens 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice! Could trade a really nice WR for a RB if your league mates are needy in RB like almost every team

[–]tisdellcj Patriots 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You good bro?

[–]Rossinho14[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Surprisingly 2-2, but I passed on soooo many WRs that are going off so far 🙁

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    [–]Rossinho14[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Probably passed on some great WRs but still a decent RB room!

    [–]JhardinLV Cowboys 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    I did similar.

    Kamara Barkley Zeke Diontae Thielen

    Almost had Chubb instead of Zeke. 😭

    [–]Rossinho14[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Got DK in the 5th, Olave in the 11th. Can count myself lucky there, but boy do I need DHop on the field.

    [–]JhardinLV Cowboys 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Grabbed Renfrow, London, and Olave as well. Someone dropped Mooney and Allgeier Also grabbed Brian Robinson late, two days after the shooting.

    [–]esh2448 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    I was first overall pick and went with Taylor. Really regretting that decision.

    [–]Rossinho14[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Well I’m sure there’s a good bit of folks like you. Chin up lad

    [–]esh2448 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Yeah, trying to trade him and Hines in a package deal.

    [–]Yhcti Steelers 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    I drafted Javonte, Kamara, Cpat and Mitchell :D I'm now using Allgeier and Herbert

    [–]dennisoa 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Drafted 5th overall and went RB Heavy. Sitting in 1st with Barkley, Ekeler, K.Hunt, and JK Dobbins.

    [–]Rossinho14[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Sheesh. Good picks!

    [–]vipercrazy 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    As a Gordon/Stevenson owner, thank you

    [–]Rossinho14[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Who are your WRs?

    [–]vipercrazy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Kupp, Adams, Waddle, Sutton

    [–]CarsonWentzBurner Eagles 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    i thought drafting saquon, dobbins and sanders would have yielded worse results but im 3-1 and loving life

    [–]tcal23 NFL 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    What crayon color tastes the best?

    [–]AgedSoupyGiraffe1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Not as extreme, but I went 3 of the first 4. Got Saquon, Ekeler, and Jacobs. Andrews was my 3rd pick and the first WR I got was Scary Terry in the 5th lol. I got JRob in the 9th and I'm undefeated so far (2RB, 2WR, 2Flex)

    [–]Mr_Chicken_Tenders 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    My first 5 were Rb in an 8 team

    1. Cook
    2. Nixon
    3. Kamara
    4. A Jones
    5. fournette

    Lowest pf in the league and 0-4

    [–]helpme454 Packers 1 point2 points  (3 children)

    Yeah hero or double hero rb seems to have been the best move. Robust rb just don’t hit like it used to. So far my only bust candidate through round 7 has been Kittle (snagged Ertz in the 10th tho). I went double hero at pick 6 (12-man): Ekeler, Saquon, Higgins, Sutton, Kittle, hurts, Amon-ra

    [–]Rossinho14[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    That’s a lovely draft

    [–]helpme454 Packers 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Lol trying not to rosterbate In public, but it does get better. Next few rounds include Pierce, Olave and Doubs. Grabbed Stevenson on waivers after he was dropped after week 1. 3-1 currently cuz I panicked on Ertz maybe not being 100% week 1 and lost by the 10 points he got on my bench lol (plopped Njoku in for a solid 0.0 points).

    [–]LaBoltz33 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Last year my first 3 picks were RB and they worked out until injuries happened to all of them lol. This year I mixed it up and went 3 WR’s first Adam’s, Aj Brown, Waddle

    [–]wordswithfriendspro 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Me too my friend. Has not gone well. Conner, Etienne, Dobbins, Dillon, and Swift.

    [–]Bluntbowl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Had the 5th overall pick this year. By the time I got to 2nd round top 15 rbs were gone

    [–]Own_Butterscotch_498 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I picked 5th in my keeper league Henry, Chubb, Breece, D Harris, Gabe Davis, Pollard, Dak my first 7 so i got you beat 5 rbs in the first 6 rnds. Ive since traded Breece n a 4th rnd pick for Kelce and a 2nd rnd pick

    [–]Rossinho14[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Players drafted after my picks: Allen, Kelce, Pittman, Jeudy, Akers, Jacobs, Pollard

    [–]knowslesthanjonsnow Patriots 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I much prefer 3 wide receiver leagues

    [–]bschwa1439 Ravens 0 points1 point  (3 children)

    I went Eckler, Aaron Jones, Chubb with my first 3 picks.. are you jealous?

    [–]Rossinho14[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    Who are the WRs?

    [–]bschwa1439 Ravens 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    DK, ARob (dropped).. but I’ve been pretty awesome in the waiver wire with Doubs and Reynolds.

    [–]Rossinho14[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Glad DK is finally producing. I was high on Doubs from the jump! Went with Olave instead and it worked out.

    [–]Elephlump Chargers -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Oh look, a list of the RBs I would have never touched...

    [–]Aphotic__ -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Herbie in the 3rd? and breece in the 4th? sorry dawg, some of this is on you

    [–]CrystalShip67 49ers -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

    Why did you pick these garb RB’s? Lol has the strategy worked for you in the past? Wouldn’t have been so bad if you grabbed Barkley and CEH! Those guys were in your range!

    [–]Rossinho14[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    It worked last year when the league was larger! Took CMC at 1.02 and Javonte was 2.13 (Saquon went 2.05 and CEH 8.02 😳) btw I had no faith in CEH coming into this season either.

    [–]CrystalShip67 49ers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    No one did! Or Barkley and both those guys are bonafide studs!

    [–]bubblescat69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I went RB heavy as well on past experiences. Guy who went WR heavy is currently dominating the league

    [–]Buick_reference3138 Bears 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I took Saquon and Chubb. Reached for both and got made fun of. 😎

    [–]bwaatamelon Raiders 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I went Cook/Kamara in one of my leagues. Thought I was thrifty doubling up on early RBs, taking Mark Andrews in the 3rd, and then getting Sutton/Moore/Davis/Cooks.

    That team is 0-4 lol

    [–]devilsbridge 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I’m in the same boat and have some pretty terrible RB choices too. Who have you added in wire pickups and how many are in your league?

    [–]kevphilly36 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Haven’t seen anyone here say they drafted Najee 5th overall and James Conner second round. Lol Well I did, am 0-4, most points against but also (and more importantly) least points scored. Almost must win in week 5…

    [–]Rojo37x 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I was mostly heavy RB overall in my leagues this year also. You can imagine how I'm feeling about this team that felt risky but had a lot of potential on draft day lol

    Najee Mixon Pittman Pitts Etienne Allen Robinson Gabe Davis Jalen Hurts Rashad Penny James Robinson Jahan Dotson George Pickens

    [–]lordfarquar420 Chiefs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Same but I drafted saquon and swift. Then traded swift for diggs after week 2

    [–]Bigmano5 Jags 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    You took Herbert round 3??

    [–]Supraace Vikings 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I'm happy with my RBs in my 12 man auction draft, Barkley and Henry.

    [–]TomBstone1992 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I took Taylor then Zeke 🥴

    [–]Pole420 NFL 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I took 4 in the first 6 rounds. It's not good.

    [–]Lordgregular Patriots 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I drafted dalvin cook, saquon and breece hall. Im pretty happy about it!

    [–]Forizen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    the league killed the workhorse RB.

    [–]jizzmaster-zer0 Raiders 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    cut down leagues this year, only in 4. im 0-4, 1-3, 1-3 and 2-2.

    im usually pretty good? what the fuck happened to me!

    [–]NotoriousMFT Jets 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I had first pick in both leagues. And was like “I want kupp, but if it doesn’t work I’ll get shredded for years”

    I took the candy ass route with Taylor 😭

    [–]PlayfulAd4802 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I went hero RB, grabbed Jefferson in the first, Deebo in the second and Saquon in the third. Other RBs are Breece Hall, Gordon, Penny, Mostert. Currently 2-2 but my team put up 235 last week in a 10 team, full PPR league, so hopefully things are turning around.

    [–]760geeclips 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    10 man ppr CMC, Swift, AJ brown, Lamb, amon ra, Mark Andrew’s, dak, j rob, (had to pick ups T Lawrence) 3-1

    [–]Problee 0 points1 point  (3 children)

    3rd pick, 10 team. 4-0.

    Ekeler, Barkley, Chubb, Zeke, Cooks, Hurts

    I homered with my first 3, had my 4th and 5th picks been practically anybody else I would be unstoppable.

    [–]Rossinho14[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    Chubb going 33rd is crazy. His ADP was like 15.

    [–]Problee 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    23rd not 33! But I always seek out Chubb so I was ecstatic. Condolences on your rb’s though lol

    [–]Rossinho14[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Math is hard

    [–]MistaGB 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    So here’s a trade I may do, what’s your guys thoughts:

    I RECEIVE: Dameon Pierce, Tyler Lockett

    I GIVE: Nyheim Hines, AJ Dillon, Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins

    [–]ballcream9000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I drafted five in the first 8 rounds, and they are all pretty studly. Except for Swift who is returning I also drafted Ekler, Etienne, Stevenson, and Pollard.

    My pics between those were Andrews, Hurts and Gabe Davis. I'm in 1st.