Pick 3.02: D. Thompson,T. Pollard or J. Sternberger?

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Who to pick at 3.02?

D. Thompson
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T. Pollard
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J. Sternberger
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Someone else (See my comment for who it is!)
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Pick 3.02: D. Thompson,T. Pollard or J. Sternberger?

Postby Avery » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:45 am

Taking steps to put out the dumpster fire that Team 1 in my sig below became last year.

Sitting at 3.02 and had my eye on Jace Sternberger as I had no TEs at all going into the draft. Figured with him and Irv Smith (with some vet added later) I would have two darts to throw at a future TE starter. I do like to remain open to talent that drops and I also see Darwin Thompson and Tony Pollard here.

Not sure which direction I should go as I expect all three to be gone by my next pick at 4.02. Currently I'm leaning towards Thompson but can be talked out of that. I want balance out reacting to what we've seen in the pre-season so far but not overreacting.

My short thought are here but would love other's opinions as well. Thanks! :thumbup:

Darwin Thompson: Has flashed at camp and couple be a big piece of the KC offense and I like collecting pieces of top offenses. I also happen to have Damien Williams but I don't necessarily see that as a positive. It is limiting my upside by having two RBs on the same team.
Tony Pollard: Has flashed as well and if Zeke continues to hold out he may be a winning ticket. Having said that, I'd expect Zeke to be back yet the offense may be changing and Pollard may have a roll with potential upside but is more blocked by Zeke for a feature roll than Thompson is by Williams.
Jace Sternberger: Good prospect at TE. Hasn't flashed a ton in camp but he is next on my list of rookie TEs right after Irv Smith in a good TE class.
Team 1: Dynasty/Contract Team: 12 Team, PPR, QB,1 RB, 2WR, 1 Flex WR/RB, TE
QB – B. Mayfield, T. Bridgewater
RB – T. Coleman, M. Brown, R. Penny, W. Gallman, D. Thompson (R), K. Johnson (IR)
WR – O. Beckham, M. Valdes-Scantling, C. Ridley, M. Gallup, Duke Williams, P. Williams (R)
TE – I. Smith (R), V. Davis, J. Sternberger (R)
2020 picks: 2 x 1st, 2 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd, 1 x 4th, 1 x 5th


Team 2: Dynasty Team: 12 Team, 0.5 PPR, QB, 1 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 Flex WR/RB/TE
QB - A. Rodgers, L. Jackson
RB - S. Barkley, D. Johnson, C. Edmonds, R. Burkhead, L. Miller (IR)
WR - D. Adams. A. Thielen, A. Robinson, G. Allison, D. Cain, A. Miller, D. Robinson, M. Brown (R), P. Williams (R), Diontae Johnson (R), D. Slayton (R)
TE - D. Njoku (IR), I. Thomas, C. Herndon, J. Graham
2020 picks (3 round draft): 2 x 1st, 1 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd

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Re: Pick 3.02: D. Thompson,T. Pollard or J. Sternberger?

Postby Gator Sens » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:51 am

I would take your favorite out of the two RB's. You need help across the board so not sure I would take another TE unless he happens to drop to your next pick.
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QB: Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees, Josh Allen
RB: Alvin Kamara, Dalvin Cook, Nick Chubb, Leonard Fournette, Joe Mixon, Derrius Guice, Alexander Mattison, Ryquell Armstead, Rodney Anderson
WR: Kenny Golladay, Chris Godwin, Calvin Ridley, Courtland Sutton, Dede Westbrook, Michael Gallup, Christian Kirk, Mike Williams, Josh Reynolds, Equanimeous St. Brown
TE: Mark Andrews, O.J. Howard, David Njoku, Greg Olsen, Ian Thomas

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Re: Pick 3.02: D. Thompson,T. Pollard or J. Sternberger?

Postby abloom » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:55 am

I see no reason to draft a TE for need. they aren't going to be productive this year, and possibly for another 2-3 years. You're better of picking up a vet.

As for RB I think its easily Thompson here. Thompson is going to hold value this year regardless of Hyde and Williams, and has a realistic shot to be the starting RB next year.

Pollard may have value this year (and I think he will), but i doubt he has the same value next year, either Zeke will resign, or Dallas will go out and give him more competition next year. The larger problem is, what is Pollard's value this year, if come week 1, Zeke is back and playing?
Team #1 (8-3) rank: 2/12
12 team, 1 ppr (1.5 te), 1qb, 2rb, 2wr, 1te, 2flex, 1DST, 1K

QB: Rivers, Tannehill, Haskins
RB: CMC, Fournette, Samuels, Guice, Peterson, Armstead, Bonnafon, R Anderson, McKinnon
WR: Nuk, Evans, Edelman, C Samuel, Couttee, Beasly
TE: Witten, Goedert
DST: NE, BAL
K: Zurlein

2020 picks: rounds 1,4,4,5,5,7
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Team #2 (8-3) rank: 2/12
12 team, 1ppr (1.5 te), 1qb, 2rb, 2wr, 1te, 1superflex, 1flex, 1DST, 1K

QB: Wilson, Murray, Darnold, Cousins, Tannehill
RB: Gurley, S Michel, D. Freeman, Breida, AP, J Hill, B Hill
WR: Nuk, Allen, Godwin, Sutton
TE: Felles, Fant, Warring
K: Boswell
DST: PIT

2020 picks: 1, 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7
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2019 Redraft (8-3) rank 1/10
10 team, 0.5ppr, 1qb, 1 rb, 2wr, 1 te, 2 flex, 1DST, 1K

QB: Brees
RB: CMC, Kamara, Gurley, Breida, Murray
WR: K Allen, Green, Golladay, Boyd, McLaurin
TE: Henry
K: Lutz
DST: BAL

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Re: Pick 3.02: D. Thompson,T. Pollard or J. Sternberger?

Postby dynasty12 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:56 am

I'd take Pollard. He has better draft capital than Thompson, and a skill set in catching receiving that can make him fantasy relevant behind Zeke, and being 3rd down guy could help with career longevity. I just don't value tight ends highly, and you already own Irv so I wouldn't take Stern.

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Re: Pick 3.02: D. Thompson,T. Pollard or J. Sternberger?

Postby WhatWouldDitkaDo » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:02 pm

Thompson > Pollard >> Sternberger
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12-Team PPR | QB, 2RB, 2WR, TE, W/R/T, K, DST
QB: Kyler Murray, Aaron Rodgers, Ryan Tannehill, Kyle Allen
RB: Christian McCaffrey, James Conner, Tevin Coleman, Carlos Hyde, Chase Edmonds, Benny Snell, Reggie Bonnafon
WR: Tyreek Hill, Mike Evans, Cooper Kupp, Tyler Lockett, Michael Gallup, Darius Slayton
TE: George Kittle, Travis Kelce | K: Robbie Gould | DST: SF
PS: Mecole Hardman, Darwin Thompson, Tony Pollard | 2020 Picks: 1st, two 3rds | 2021 Picks: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

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Re: Pick 3.02: D. Thompson,T. Pollard or J. Sternberger?

Postby Avery » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:12 pm

Seems to be consensus is to pick a RB. I get that. Was leaning into that as well.

I'm trying to see if maybe I can flip Ito Smith to the Freeman owner for a pick to get Sternberger later as well (I get that TEs take a bit but this is dynasty so...) as I think Ito is a JAG who would be in a committee if Freeman goes down.
Team 1: Dynasty/Contract Team: 12 Team, PPR, QB,1 RB, 2WR, 1 Flex WR/RB, TE
QB – B. Mayfield, T. Bridgewater
RB – T. Coleman, M. Brown, R. Penny, W. Gallman, D. Thompson (R), K. Johnson (IR)
WR – O. Beckham, M. Valdes-Scantling, C. Ridley, M. Gallup, Duke Williams, P. Williams (R)
TE – I. Smith (R), V. Davis, J. Sternberger (R)
2020 picks: 2 x 1st, 2 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd, 1 x 4th, 1 x 5th


Team 2: Dynasty Team: 12 Team, 0.5 PPR, QB, 1 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 Flex WR/RB/TE
QB - A. Rodgers, L. Jackson
RB - S. Barkley, D. Johnson, C. Edmonds, R. Burkhead, L. Miller (IR)
WR - D. Adams. A. Thielen, A. Robinson, G. Allison, D. Cain, A. Miller, D. Robinson, M. Brown (R), P. Williams (R), Diontae Johnson (R), D. Slayton (R)
TE - D. Njoku (IR), I. Thomas, C. Herndon, J. Graham
2020 picks (3 round draft): 2 x 1st, 1 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd

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Re: Pick 3.02: D. Thompson,T. Pollard or J. Sternberger?

Postby kmbryant09 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:15 pm

Thompson >= Pollard >>>> Sternberger
10-team/.5 PPR/5 Pts per Passing TD. Start 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE, 2FLEX (rb/wr/te)
QB: K. Murray, B. Mayfield, K. Cousins
RB: D Johnson, M. Mack, P. Lindsay, C. Edmonds, M. Walton, G. Bernard, D. Thompson, T. Pollard, M. Davis, R. Bonnafan
WR: O. Beckham Jr., K. Allen, C. Godwin, A. Robinson, C. Kirk, D. Johnson, A. Wilson, R. Higgins, D. Robinson
TE: E. Engram, D. Waller, I. Smith Jr.

2020 Picks: (2x) 1, (2x) 3, 4
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Re: Pick 3.02: D. Thompson,T. Pollard or J. Sternberger?

Postby thomasscheeks » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:18 pm

Thompson for me pretty easily
10 Man IDP, .5 ppr, Big Play Bonus, 1 QB, 1-3 RB, 2-4 WR, 1-2 TE, 2 DT, 2 DE, 3 LB, 4 DB, 24 Keepers (12 off - 12 IDP)
QB: Brady, Wentz, Darnold
RB: D Freeman, Jacobs, Drake, Barber, Harris
WR: Thomas, Julio, Juju, Dede, P Williams, Hamilton, Cain
TE: Kittle, Olsen, Fant, Thomas
DT: Cox, Atkins, Tillery
DL: Bosa, Ingram, Ansah, Houston, Josh Allen
LB: Kwon, Watt, Cunningham, White
DB: Collins, Reid, Reshad Jones, Edmunds, McDougald
D/ST: Jags

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QB: Winston, Trubisky, Haskins
RB: Dion, Richard, Singletary
WR: Evans, Cooper, Shepard, Kirk, P Williams, Z Jones, Hamilton, Quinn, Diontae Johnson
TE: Henry, Herndon, Gesicki
D/ST: Texans
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12 Man, 1 ppr, 1 QB, 1-3 RB, 1-3 WR, 1 TE
QB: Matty Ice, Wentz
RB: Ingram, Jacobs, Howard, Sanders, Ekeler, J Jackson
WR: Nuk, Evans, Keenan, Dede, Goodwin, Isabella
TE: Andrews, Herndon, Rudolph, Witten
D/ST: Texans

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Re: Pick 3.02: D. Thompson,T. Pollard or J. Sternberger?

Postby Goddard » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:42 pm

Honestly, I didn't even read your post. Take Thompson over those other guys. I'm not even sure why Sternberger is an option. I see him a lot on here where people are asking if they should take him or someone who's rated much higher.

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Re: Pick 3.02: D. Thompson,T. Pollard or J. Sternberger?

Postby Avery » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:55 pm

Goddard wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:42 pm
Honestly, I didn't even read your post. Take Thompson over those other guys. I'm not even sure why Sternberger is an option. I see him a lot on here where people are asking if they should take him or someone who's rated much higher.
Fair enough and I did grab Thompson.

As a "Devil's Advocate" thought, Steinberger was considered a third round target going into the rookie draft and this very site has a consensus ranking of him as the 26th ranked rookie (five spots ahead of Thompson and a dozen ahead of Pollard) so it's not an oullandish thought.

I think some of it depending on scoring system and how much you adjust your rankings to pre-season performance.
Team 1: Dynasty/Contract Team: 12 Team, PPR, QB,1 RB, 2WR, 1 Flex WR/RB, TE
QB – B. Mayfield, T. Bridgewater
RB – T. Coleman, M. Brown, R. Penny, W. Gallman, D. Thompson (R), K. Johnson (IR)
WR – O. Beckham, M. Valdes-Scantling, C. Ridley, M. Gallup, Duke Williams, P. Williams (R)
TE – I. Smith (R), V. Davis, J. Sternberger (R)
2020 picks: 2 x 1st, 2 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd, 1 x 4th, 1 x 5th


Team 2: Dynasty Team: 12 Team, 0.5 PPR, QB, 1 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 Flex WR/RB/TE
QB - A. Rodgers, L. Jackson
RB - S. Barkley, D. Johnson, C. Edmonds, R. Burkhead, L. Miller (IR)
WR - D. Adams. A. Thielen, A. Robinson, G. Allison, D. Cain, A. Miller, D. Robinson, M. Brown (R), P. Williams (R), Diontae Johnson (R), D. Slayton (R)
TE - D. Njoku (IR), I. Thomas, C. Herndon, J. Graham
2020 picks (3 round draft): 2 x 1st, 1 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd

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Re: Pick 3.02: D. Thompson,T. Pollard or J. Sternberger?

Postby Goddard » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:58 pm

Avery wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:55 pm
Goddard wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:42 pm
Honestly, I didn't even read your post. Take Thompson over those other guys. I'm not even sure why Sternberger is an option. I see him a lot on here where people are asking if they should take him or someone who's rated much higher.
Fair enough and I did grab Thompson.

As a "Devil's Advocate" thought, Steinberger was considered a third round target going into the rookie draft and this very site has a consensus ranking of him as the 26th ranked rookie (five spots ahead of Thompson and a dozen ahead of Pollard) so it's not an oullandish thought.

I think some of it depending on scoring system and how much you adjust your rankings to pre-season performance.
Sorry, my post wasn't necessarily intended towards you. I'm just surprised that so many people have him ranked so highly. I don't really see him doing a whole lot this year and I'm going to assume he ends up on more people's waivers by the end of the year.

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Re: Pick 3.02: D. Thompson,T. Pollard or J. Sternberger?

Postby RB6 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:59 pm

Thompson easily.
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10 Team Devy SF .5 PPR 1QB 3WR 2RB 1TE 1SF 2Flex
QB: Watson, Wilson, Rudolph, Tannehill, Teddy, K. Allen, Lock
WR: MT, Diggs, Woods, Boyd, Shepard, Pettis, Deebo, Hamilton, JJAW, D. Smith
RB: Barkley, Ingram, Lindsay, Royce, Henderson, Justice, Wilkins
TE: Andrews, Thomas
Devy: Tua, Reagor, Akers

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12 Team .5 PPR 1QB 3WR 2RB 1TE 2Flex
QB: Watson, Garoppolo, Darnold
WR: Nuk, Julio, Kupp, Lockett, Shepard, G. Tate, Hamilton, A. Tate, Duke, Pascal, Gage, ESB
RB: Zeke, Carson, Jacobs, Darwin, Hilliard, Ty, Armstead, De. Washington, Ollison
TE: Andrews, Hockenson, Herndon, Dissly, Moreau, Akins

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QB: Mahomes, Rodgers, Carr, Hill, Mullens, Rypien
RB: Chubb, Fournette, KJ, D. Freeman, Hunt, Ito, C. Thompson, Hilliard
WR: Allen, Kupp, Boyd, Dede, G. Tate, Crowder, Hamilton, A. Tate, Pascal, Duke
TE: Andrews, Thomas, Graham

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Re: Pick 3.02: D. Thompson,T. Pollard or J. Sternberger?

Postby Space Cowboy » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:02 pm

I'd sell a future round 2 and grab both RBs. Could be golden opportunities ahead for them.

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Re: Pick 3.02: D. Thompson,T. Pollard or J. Sternberger?

Postby Avery » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:12 pm

Goddard wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:58 pm
Avery wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:55 pm
Goddard wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:42 pm
Honestly, I didn't even read your post. Take Thompson over those other guys. I'm not even sure why Sternberger is an option. I see him a lot on here where people are asking if they should take him or someone who's rated much higher.
Fair enough and I did grab Thompson.

As a "Devil's Advocate" thought, Steinberger was considered a third round target going into the rookie draft and this very site has a consensus ranking of him as the 26th ranked rookie (five spots ahead of Thompson and a dozen ahead of Pollard) so it's not an oullandish thought.

I think some of it depending on scoring system and how much you adjust your rankings to pre-season performance.
Sorry, my post wasn't necessarily intended towards you. I'm just surprised that so many people have him ranked so highly. I don't really see him doing a whole lot this year and I'm going to assume he ends up on more people's waivers by the end of the year.
Didn't take it as so and I'm all in on the discussion and appreciate your thoughts and opinion.

Valid points that if you didn't like Sternberger much, nothing has changed to make you like him more. Just pointing out there a number of rankings have him listed higher which may be a cycle feeding itself - he's ranked higher, so he goes higher, so he's ranked high so...
Team 1: Dynasty/Contract Team: 12 Team, PPR, QB,1 RB, 2WR, 1 Flex WR/RB, TE
QB – B. Mayfield, T. Bridgewater
RB – T. Coleman, M. Brown, R. Penny, W. Gallman, D. Thompson (R), K. Johnson (IR)
WR – O. Beckham, M. Valdes-Scantling, C. Ridley, M. Gallup, Duke Williams, P. Williams (R)
TE – I. Smith (R), V. Davis, J. Sternberger (R)
2020 picks: 2 x 1st, 2 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd, 1 x 4th, 1 x 5th


Team 2: Dynasty Team: 12 Team, 0.5 PPR, QB, 1 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 Flex WR/RB/TE
QB - A. Rodgers, L. Jackson
RB - S. Barkley, D. Johnson, C. Edmonds, R. Burkhead, L. Miller (IR)
WR - D. Adams. A. Thielen, A. Robinson, G. Allison, D. Cain, A. Miller, D. Robinson, M. Brown (R), P. Williams (R), Diontae Johnson (R), D. Slayton (R)
TE - D. Njoku (IR), I. Thomas, C. Herndon, J. Graham
2020 picks (3 round draft): 2 x 1st, 1 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd

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Re: Pick 3.02: D. Thompson,T. Pollard or J. Sternberger?

Postby mrmagloo » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:04 pm

Thompson will not be there in 3.02 in smart leagues. I am 1.09, if he is there, I am grabbing him. I made the mistake of telling fellow owner 2 months ago I loved the guy. He traded back from 1.03 to 1.08, I know he will take him now. I will never share my opinion about a pick with fellow owner ever again.
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RB- Drake, Carson, Thompson, Chubb, R Jones, Darrel Williams, Penny, Samuels
WR- Julio, Mike Williams, JUJU, Golladay, DJ Moore, McLaurin, D Johnson
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TS- D Henderson, J Hill
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