02 Aug 2009
I did a fantasy draft yesterday (I know early, but we have people from different states and this was the only time we could get everyone together) and I was wondering how you think my team came out. I figured this type of thing will pop on this forum up a lot more frequently as we get toward the season.
I did a brief analysis of every round, feel free to ignore if you don't want to read too much. Sorry in advance for the length of the post.
First year of a 12 person keeper league. Keep 4. 1 QB, 2 RB, 1 RB/WR, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 D, 1 K. 4 points for passing TD and 1 point for 25 individual return yards. All other scoring standard. No PPR. Note, I never draft kickers because I like to see if one of my other players gets hurt/sucks before I waste a roster spot.
QB Tom Brady
RB Pierre Thomas
WR Vincent Jackson
WR Anthony Gonzalez
Flex Donnie Avery
TE Greg Olsen
B Matt Hasselbeck
B Rashard Mendenhall
B Jamaal Charles
B Ladell Betts
B Danny Ware
B Domenick Hixon
B Justin Gage
B Nate Burleson
Round 1: MJD was a gimme at pick 3
Round 2: I had hoped to go 3 RBs in the first 3 rounds (MJD, Marion Barber, Kevin Smith or something like that) but there was a huge run of RBs in the first and early second round and, consequently, Tom Brady fell to me. This was another cinch pick for me, although a lot of the people i was drafting with didn't like it. In fact, I got two good bets out of it with friends: 1. I took Brady over Rodgers on who would have better actual stats this year (gentleman's agreement about who won) and 2. I took the under on 29.5 passing TDs from Rodgers this year.
Round 3: It was between Thomas and Colston, but I think an RB is more valuable here, and I like Thomas a lot anyway.
Round 4: Jackson was the best available WR on my board. There was no RB I thought that was worth taking.
Round 5: Still no RB worth taking. I thought about Ray Rice, but I still think he shares some carries and will get TDs vultured. Gonzalez was my best WR available.
Round 6: This was my one huge mistake. I had decided on Avery here, then Julius Jones in the 7th, but I balked at the last minute. I thought Julius would make it to me in the 8th and I love Olsen even more than KUBIAK. I took Olsen instead.
Round 7: Avery was still there, so I took him.
Round 8: I had hoped Julius (or at least Lendell White) would get to me, but neither did. I need a 3rd running back bad and Mendenhall was the only one I like here. I have a feeling I'll either be starting him or dropping him by week 6.
Round 9: I like Hixon and I'm a Giants fan. There were no RBs worth taking.
Round 10: I took Hasselbeck as insurance plus I might be to swing a trade if someone's QB is hurt or ineffective.
Round 11: Justin Gage was pretty decent next year and is still the best receiver on the Titans. I had a bunch of risky WRs and decided for a safer pick.
Round 12: Jamaal Charles. I think there's a good chance Larry Johnson gets or is not effective in Haley's offense.
Round 13: Nate Burleson. I went for a lot of WR depth.
Round 14: This was going to be Jerome Harrison and I was sure he would get to me, but alas he didn't. Betts is probably the the player I will drop to get a kicker barring an injury to Portis.
Round 15: I love Danny Ware here. I think he wins the backup job in NY because Brown is a rookie and Bradshaw can't catch or pass block. I think he winds up being Ward-light this year.
Round 16: Chicago D. I'm trusting KUBIAK here. I am largely indifferent to defenses.
Overall, I think I'm great at QB, WR, TE, and D. MJD is elite, but I need Mendenhall, Charles, or Ware to get sersious playing time or else my RBs are really thin. Thanks for reading. What do you think?
4 replies , Last at 03 Aug 2009, 10:15am by rdy4thefiesta