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Fantasy 2012 talk (#1 PICK)
« on: August 15, 2011, 09:09:18 AM »
Maybe I am very early on this, but I think a combination of fantasy football and seeing some wrestling schedules coming out had me thinking about fantasy wrestling. 

So who do you all think the #1 pick should be this year? 

Lots of returning guys that can score some big points.  McD, Oliver, Taylor, Dake, Q, Ruth.

For me it would have to be McD.  He has been a bonus point machine throughout his career, even through a tough big 10 schedule.  With the loss last year in the finals, I see McD kicking it into a new gear.  Don't know who at 125 can even keep it to a regular decision against him.   

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Re: Fantasy 2012 talk (#1 PICK)
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2011, 04:14:55 PM »
Hmm good question...

I like Tayler from a fantasy perspective. McD I agree with your reasoning as well.

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Re: Fantasy 2012 talk (#1 PICK)
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 10:24:06 AM »
I like your call on Ness V.  I think he will be a good one to take in the later rounds this year, but may prove to be a top choice in a year or two.  Where is he projected 149?

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Re: Fantasy 2012 talk (#1 PICK)
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 11:53:04 AM »
If I'm allowed to keep a wrestler from last seasons team I will without a doubt go with McD.  My second pick would be Oliver.
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Re: Fantasy 2012 talk (#1 PICK)
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011, 11:56:24 AM »
We will have the keeper option available for the draft. I am looking at a way to make it fair to everyone.
Imagine the good that could be done, if people were less worried about their differences, and more worried about doing good for everyone.

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Re: Fantasy 2012 talk (#1 PICK)
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2011, 12:07:03 PM »
Seems like the Keeper rule will be tough with the two leagues from last year.
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Re: Fantasy 2012 talk (#1 PICK)
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2011, 12:09:12 PM »
You're right, Cicero. That would be almost impossible. That being said, I think we will suspend the keeper rule this season and we can bring it back next season.
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Re: Fantasy 2012 talk (#1 PICK)
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2011, 03:02:25 PM »
You have to also look at how many matches the guys will get.

McD is a great prospect for a few reasons: Should be relatively unchallenged, and is a pinner.  His schedule is lacking in matches and this sets him back

JO is a good option:  Bonuses at a really high rate, but the thing that makes him less desirable is his poor schedule.  Okey St. doesn't wrestle much and the competition he wrestles is tough, not many cupcakes.

DT in my opinion is the best overall prospect.  Great combination of bonus points and lots of scored matches.  Nittany Lion Open, Scuffle and a lot of duals will probably make him the highest scorer in fantasy barring injury.

In my opinion all three of these guys are equal favorites to win titles in their weights and will all 3 be hodge candidates.
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Re: Fantasy 2012 talk (#1 PICK)
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2011, 08:38:48 AM »
I keep seeing that JO is going to have a tough schedule this  year.  Who? From your AA picks on the TWT he will wrestle Ramos (likely twice in season), Thorn and maybe Surber.  Maybe Steiber if he is actually wrestling which there seems to be some question about.  Then whoever he has at nationals.  Do you really think he won't punk all of these guys at least as badly as McD does his slate?  This was a concern last year as well since the only top 10 guys he wrestled all year were Hoch and Carter.  In the end it didn't matter much obviously. 
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Re: Fantasy 2012 talk (#1 PICK)
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2011, 05:47:48 PM »
JO DOMINATED as a soph. I guarantee he's my #1..... if he's still at 133.
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Re: Fantasy 2012 talk (#1 PICK)
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2011, 11:05:39 PM »
70% of the time, I'm taking Mcd 100% of the time

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Re: Fantasy 2012 talk (#1 PICK)
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2011, 11:09:28 PM »
With the merging of our two leagues we don't get to "save" a fellla from our roster last year.  I was going to save Kilgore if he wasn't taking a RS....mad bonus!

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Re: Fantasy 2012 talk (#1 PICK)
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2011, 11:10:31 PM »
The thing that bums me out about Dake is how long he gets acclimated to the season and how he tends to sit out from time to time.....really low on scoring.
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Re: Fantasy 2012 talk (#1 PICK)
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2011, 05:53:08 PM »
IMO Cam Simaz is the most under recognized wrestler in America.He WILL outscore anyone for total fantasy points .
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Re: Fantasy 2012 talk (#1 PICK)
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2011, 08:22:18 AM »
McD is still my number 1.  Oliver however is a very close second.  Really you can't go wrong with either one.   

Taylor is also a good choice.  Are Howe and Caldwell redshirting?  If they are, I think Taylor can be as dominant at 165 as the other two at their weights.