This "experiment" was the first time I went with QB early, got LJ in the 2nd in two different leagues.
One team is 4-3, 3rd place, trending the right direction. But Lamar isn't the reason.
I'll call the experiment a failure but it's been interesting. Back to picking QBs late next year
My story is about the same. 4-3 and in 3rd place.
I ultimately decided to give this experiment a try for a few reasons. One, I have the most championships in the league I did this in. So I do admit there WAS an element of ego there. I viewed it as a "challenge". Also I was drafting at the elbow so I decided to even double down on the experiment by going QB-TE (Kelce). Second, I didn't really prepare for the draft at all, so making these picks made it brainless. Three, it's 2020! I just figured it's ALREADY a f-ed up year, felt "right" at the time. I DID forget that I am going for a threepeat this year (despite all my wins I don't have a threepeat) so I may have shot myself in the foot there.
Anyway... I am always an extremely active manager and that's why I'm still competitive. That, and picking up James Robinson before the season started helped alot with shoring up my RBs.
Having said that... because the experiment has basically failed (league scoring differs but in my league Lamar is the #15 QB in avg. scoring) I am now carrying 3 QBs, which I also normally never do (but we did expand rosters this year due to COVID). I am playing matchups between Tannehill and Herbert, and don't envision that changing unless somehow the Ravens changed something after the bye. But for now I feel like I have to hold onto LJax. That might change in a few weeks....
The team in the #1 spot is 6-1 and mostly has been just incredibly lucky. He did draft Russell, who has mostly carried his team. But he's won even in weeks where he only posted like 100 points. Winning those games where you are the 2nd worst scoring in the league but just happened to play the worst scoring team is a big part of winning it all. The luck there plays more into than people like to admit.
But anyway... that's a very long winded way to say that I fight on and there's reason to believe I'm trending up and the other guys are trending down, but it's not due to LJax and I will go back to being the last person to draft a QB next year.