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I have the 4th overall pick in a 14 team draft tonight. I'm assuming the big 3 running backs will be off the board by my pick. It's a non ppr league with standard scoring and I was just curious as to what you guys think I should do. Rodgers and Megatron are the top 2 guys on the board but by my second round pick their might be nobody left at running back so I'd be scared to pass on one with my first rounder. Thoughts?
 

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Aaron Rodgers and it's a complete no brainer to me.
 

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The next RB's are too risky to take 4th. CJ2K, MJD, Peterson, Demarco Murray, Forte, Lynch. I'd go Rodgers too.
 

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I've changed my tune on this, especially in a league that big. There will be RBs coming back to you, just make sure you take them in the 2nd AND 3rd round. Draft Rodgers. Then take, like, Steven Jackson or Darren Sproles or Doug Martin. 2 of those dudes. People will be taking QBs and WRs and TEs, and the second and third tiers of RBs are actually pretty deep.
 

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David Wilson looks like he's gonna make an impact too. Probably get him later some of others.


I don't think you can go wrong with either, but I'd lean slightly towards Megatron.
 

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WR is DEFINITELY a position of deep deep strength. I would not take Megatron, personally. I have Decker as my #28th WR and I would love to have him as my #2. Actually I should probably move him up a little...

But anyway, Calvin has a history of injury too. I guess Rodgers does as well.
 

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Normally, I'd agree but Megaton is such a monster. An exception to it.
 

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I'm not touching a WR in the 1st round.
 

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It depends on league rules, etc. I'm in five leagues and have different plans for that scenario b/c league rules are different. Normally, I'd take Chris Johnson b/c I think running back is the shallowest position, and I'm hearing good things about Chris Johnson. Also thinking Maurice Jones-Drew. However, in one league, we've got QB-friendly rules where pass TDs are 6 and ints only -1, so in that league I'm taking Rodgers or Brees if Rodgers isn't there.
 

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In our league this is what we have to start each week:

QB
WR
WR
RB
RB
FLEX(RB/WR/TE)
TE
K
DEF


The only reason why I am considering passing on Rodgers is because of that flex position. Oh and the fact I'm a Vikings fan cheering for a Packers QB would be difficult but at the end of the day it's about winning. CJ2K, Run DMC, AP and MJD are all risky to take that early so I'll listen to you guys and take Mr.Rodgers.
 

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I agree with kbdullah, in a ten team I'd probably take CJ2K as I have been advocating on here. Its the 14 team league that scares me. I like the RB depth this year, which is why I'm planning on stocking up on them early and often, but it also means in bigger leagues you can wait AS LONG AS YOU go RB heavy later. I'd suggest 3 of your first 5 picks be RBs.

If you aren't sold on Rodgers or you just hate the Packers, honestly just take Tom Brady. Rodgers has concussion issues and scrambles more. You're sacrificing the rushing TDs, but you might get an extra game out of Tom. Not to mention Brandon Lloyd is going to really kick up that offense.
 

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In my opinion the 4th best back will end up being McFadden...

but I'd probably still take Rodgers in that spot...set it and forget it feels really nice.
 

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In my opinion the 4th best back will end up being McFadden...

but I'd probably still take Rodgers in that spot...set it and forget it feels really nice.
I have McFaddden 4th on my board as well but his injury history scares the **** out of me.
 

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I just took McFadden in my keeper league. I can thank the dude who didn't keep Rice and Brady for that one. It was his first time in a keeper league, so he was looking for "value" because the cost is the round in which they were drafted and he took Rice-Brady 1-2 last year. Whoops.
 

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Never know, Rice may have a down year with nagging injuries because of usage. I would still draft Rice top 5. But it could happen.
 

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Alright here are my results from last night in my 14 team league:

QB- Aaron Rodgers
WR- Dwyane Bowe
WR- Miles Austin
RB- Adrian Peterson
RB- Trent Richardson
FLEX- Doug Martin
TE- Coby Fleener
K- Nate Kaeding
DEF- San Francisco
 

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Never know, Rice may have a down year with nagging injuries because of usage. I would still draft Rice top 5. But it could happen.
Rice is superman.




If it happens, I will kill you. :)
 

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Pretty good for a 14 team league. Need a lot to fall into place, but can't really lack weaknesses in that size of league.
 

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Alright here are my results from last night in my 14 team league:

QB- Aaron Rodgers
WR- Dwyane Bowe
WR- Miles Austin
RB- Adrian Peterson
RB- Trent Richardson
FLEX- Doug Martin
TE- Coby Fleener
K- Nate Kaeding
DEF- San Francisco
Rodgers is obviously a stud so that's an immediate advantage you'll have.

14 teams thins things out a bit but given the incredible depth this year at WR I still think Bowe/Austin might be in the bottom half of receiver combos in your league, mostly because Miles Austin's hamstrings are acting up again and that scares me. I like Bowe.

RB could be a strength for you but I feel like you've rolled the dice on all three guys... Doug Martin has been getting great reviews and should be featured but he's still a rookie. AP is such a question mark due to his health.... did you take him in the 2nd? Trent Richardson is another rookie (rookie RBs don't typically put up top tier fantasy #'s) with health issues.

San Fran and Keading are solid picks.

Overall I think your team is boom or bust... you've got potential to put up a ton of points for a 14 team league, but the wheels could fall off if the injury concerns break the wrong way for you.
 
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