I damn near won every league last year that I had Lamar in. So maybe I'm suffering from some nostalgia driven bias, but with all the uncertainty this year I decided it would be a good year to play around with a different strategy.
I've taken Lamar in the first round of every redraft I play in. (Excluding a superflex where he went before I had a chance.) I've never taken a QB in the 1st round(or 2nd, or 3rd) before. My results so far:
NFL Challenge_____#9 slot:
RBs- Chubb, Gurley, Kerryon, J Jackson
WRs - A Cooper, Keenan, Lazard, J Jefferson
TEs - Engram, Fant
This is a full IDP league with short benches. Tough to roster more than 8 RB/WRs. Only need to start 1 RB also. I like this team but sacrificed some offensive depth to get grab some prominent IDPs.
Mako 5______#7 slot (stilll in progress):
RBs - A Jones, Leveon, Kerryon, J Howard
WRs - Cupp, Keenan, Boyd, Lazard
I like how this is going so far.
Mako 6______#2 slot(still in progress):
RBs - Drake, Kerryon, Swift, Dillon
WRs - Golladay, Keenan, Ridley, Kirk, Lazard
I knew this would be the trickiest one picking from the 2 slot. Too many picks between that 3.02 and 4.11. RBs dried up fast. Happy to land the WRs I got though.
Shark Assassins_____#6 slot(still in progress):
RBs - A Jones
WRs - A Cooper, AJ Brown
Real early in this one. Picking in the middle should keep me from being the victim of any huge runs.
Not intentionally targeting Keenan and Kerryon but they seem to keep being the best value at the point in which I'm picking them. Fine with Kerryon as a RB3 but not RB2. That league may be a struggle.
So basically it seems like after round 1 I will just bang away at RB/WR, building depth there and plan on picking TE later. Which is likely what I would have done regardless.
CMac is the only player I decided I wouldn't skip but I never had the opportunity to draft him.
I'm not saying it's the way to go, but I'm not disappointed with the results either. 1st round picks are rarely the primary reason you have a good year. Mostly it's due to the rest of your draft and how you work the waiver wire throughout the season. So if you can't land CMac, why not pick the next biggest difference maker out there?