Originally Posted by Pengwin7
Just curious... do you actually have defensive players... not teams... players?
Like JJ Watt or AJ Hawk?
Everybody is talking about defensive teams (most common) but I believe there are pools with defensive players (that count tackles, sacks, FF, etc... for individuals).
Anyways, RB are scarce in any league because they are the goalies of their sport.
There are only 32 #1 RBs (to go with the 32 teams).
And in most fantasy leagues, teams start 2RB... so in a 16-team league, every team might have 2 #1 RBs.
This means that no team even has a 3rd #1 RB... which makes them scarce (and THAT is the value-spike they get in trade-discussions).
Any back-up RB should have a huge statistical drop-off.
In other words, maybe 32 #1 RBs have a 200+pt value (say)... then the best back-up RB might be a 120pt value. Huge gap.
WRs rotate in and out... QBs are mostly a start 1, so they're always there, same with TEs.
If you have defensive "players", well since each team has 3-4 starting LBs, 3-4 starting linemen, 4 starting secondary... there's just a lot to pick from.
Scarcity of RBs = scarcity of goalies in hockey.
Treat them a bit the same way.
We have actual Defensive players, and yes I own JJ Watt. He is the top ranked DL on ESPN. He is probably one of my best assets (points wise). We start 2 DL, 2 LB, 2 DB and 2 DP (defensive players which can be any flavor like a flex). Carson Palmer is actually my best player fantasy points wise (avg about 11 ppg).
In my league, JJ Watt avg's about 9ppg which is equivelant to a 10th ranked RB. The top RB (Foster avg's about 15ppg).
10 Team, Points Only, $$ League, Keep 20/25 at seasons end
25 Man Roster, top 20 monthly point getters count
Goalie points W=2pt L=-1pt SHO=2pt
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