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Kickers and Defenses

  1. FF Commish profile image79
    FF Commishposted 4 years ago

    I have long wanted to get rid of Kickers and Defenses.  They are too random week-to-week, and the point differential between the best and the 10th or 12th best is minimal if not negligible.  Indeed, Kickers and Defenses almost entirely dominate the last two rounds of a snake draft or almost all go for $1 in an auction.  Isn't that proof enough? 

    What do you think?

    1. KevinTimothy profile image87
      KevinTimothyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think we keep them both! Can you think of any way to replace this perspective of fantasy football.  I've had seasons where kickers and defenses won me games.  Not something to brag about, but I'll take the win.  I think it adds more dramatics to your viewing experience with football.

    2. TrevorBasile profile image61
      TrevorBasileposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I have to agree, I know when you are drafting 90% of the kickers and D's go in the last 2 rounds. I also think those 2 position add to the game because more than any other fantasy position you can play the matchups. A great defense can make your kicker that much better. Having your defense play against a terrible offesnse could win you a week. So I say keep them purely because they can add twist to your weekly lineup

  2. FF Commish profile image79
    FF Commishposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for your reply, Kevin.  I'm in the same boat as you:  I've had kickers and defenses both win and lose me games.  I have to tell you:  it pains both ways!  I feel that knowledge level in determining which position players will do better or worse is much higher than for kickers and defenses.  There are many more variables with position players; that's why K and DEF feel too random for me.  But, you raise a great point -- no, there is no other way to really replace this perspective.  I guess it depends on the league.  If it's as much for trash talking or with buddies, then keeping them it might make sense.  You're right again:  winning with or losing to a K or DEF makes a great story!  But, I still feel that in a league where hard-core competition is the focus, I'd rather do without 'em.

  3. FF Commish profile image79
    FF Commishposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for the comment, TB.  I'm getting swayed by you and by Kevin.  Still, here's my issue:  if you have a position which is being played (and often added or dropped weekly) simply by opponent, then all that you're doing is picking which team to play against.  You're not picking which K or D to play.  That's what rubs me the wrong way.  From time to time, I have to do that at, say, WR3 or even QB if I choose to do that.  But, with K and D, that's just about the only viable strategy...