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Schauf's Pros vs. Joes Draft Recap

By Matt Schauf 8:50am EDT 7/31/15

         

Know your format.

It's 1 of those lines we fantasy football writers mention merely out of obligation at this point -- because it's so friggin' obvious. How you can you draft your best team if you haven't bothered to look over the lineup and scoring settings for that league?

Yet, when 1 of the "Joes" mentioned less than halfway through my "Pros vs. Joes" draft Tuesday night that TEs score 1.5 points per reception in this arena, 1 Pro actually admitted to not knowing about that scoring wrinkle.

Kinda important.

Besides the 1.5 PPR thing at TE, drafts in all FFPC formats also start 2 RBs, 2 WRs and 1 TE, with 2 flex (RB/WR/TE) spots. (One QB, 1 K, 1 D/ST.)

This particular series of drafts goes 28 rounds and plays out best-ball style, which means I automatically get my optimal scoring lineup each week of the season. So I took my MVP Board, the knowledge gleaned from the MFL10 strategy series and a quarter (to make the really tough choices) into Tuesday night's draft and came away with a team that I expect to compete for the title ...


1.04 -- Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots

I'm with Jared on at least considering Gronk as the top pick in any format this year, so I was quite happy to see him sitting on the board at 4 in this TE-heavy format. Easy pick.


2.09 -- Justin Forsett, RB, Ravens

I hoped LeSean McCoy would make it to this spot but watched him go 2 picks earlier. He's the clearer feature-back type on a team telling everyone it plans to treat him as just that, so I think the week-to-week floor and ceiling should both be attractive.

My MVP Board had Forsett just ahead of DeMarco Murray as my suggested pick, setting up a semi-dilemma of whether the best-ball format made the Chip Kelly RB worth a gamble. But then Murray went a pick ahead, and I quickly drafted the guy who just might enter this season as the favorite to lead the league in RB receptions.


3.04 -- Frank Gore, RB, Colts

Two QBs (Andrew Luck and Aaron Rodgers) and C.J. Spiller went before I got Gore here. None of those things should happen. Even if the 32-year-old loses efficiency, he should see significantly more TD and reception upside than he did the past 2 years in the most explosive offense he's ever had.

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