12 Aug 2009
I just did a 12 team draft last night, pretty standard league (4TD passing, no PPR). I got the second pick, which was randomized 30 minutes before the draft. In a way, the way it fell I wish I had a later pick. I'm not sure if the middle or towards the end, but I think I would have better been able to take advantage of some unusual picks (some homer-based optimism). As it was, I ended up with some serious depth at RB. I also wish I had a couple more roster spots, since there are a couple WR fliers I'd like, and I also wouldn't mind having a throw-away slot since my K and TE have the same bye. I have one slot used up with a handcuff, but I think it's worthwhile insurance. I was also extra-medicated (Rx, not booze) during the draft thanks to a pretty bad headache that caused me to miss work.
The results: I ended up with ADP with the second pick, after Brady (first pick was autodrafting).
1.02 Adrian Peterson
2.11 Calvin Johnson
3.02 Ronnie Brown
4.11 Antonio Gates
5.02 Knowshon Moreno
6.11 Jonathan Stewart
7.02 Ben Roethlisberger
8.11 Julius Jones
9.02 Donald Driver
10.11 Rashard Mendenhall
11.02 Ted Ginn Jr.
12.11 Chester Taylor
13.02 Nate Burleson
15.02 Nate Kaeding
At 3.02, MB3 and Steve Smith were also on the board. I hesitated on Smith with his shoulder injury, and I think Brown may be over his injury completely. I also have ADP and MB3 in another league, so I wanted to hedge my bets a little bit.
I wish I had a little better WR. In retrospect, I probably could have grabbed Gonzo and/or V Jackson in my 4 or 5 slot, which likely ends up Gonzo + Z Miller vs Gates + Driver. On the other hand, I start a run. Reggie Wayne went 2.12, or I might have done a RB-WR-WR start.
I know I needed a starting WR in R6, but Stewart was too juicy to pass up after the WRs I liked got taken (V Jackson, Holmes). I'm hoping J Jones starts off well and becomes nice trade bait. He, and Mendenhall, were too hard to pass up at those positions. I've seen an article with Driver/Ginn, Jr being a good platoon that can give WR2 numbers, so I'll do that for now. I do think Ginn may take a step forward. I thought Burleson was the safest of my WR sleepers, with high upside if Seattle rebounds, and word out of camp is he's looking 100%. Josh Morgan is also still available (and C Henry, Curtis)
Campbell is available as a backup QB, but has same bye as Big Ben. Bulger, Quinn, Collins, Hill, and QB Minn are all out there, too. I'm keeping eye on some of the battles before giving up one of my players. If Big Ben bounces back in TDs, I won't need to use another QB much. If I passed on Big Ben, I probably would have taken E Royal.
I'm so deep in RB, but I don't want to drop any, but I'll need to drop someone. There's some good fliers out on the WW, especially since some backup K and Def were taken. Anyone have any thoughts?
6 replies , Last at 14 Aug 2009, 9:17am by Marcumzilla