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06 Aug 2009

Kubiak vs Yahoo Mock drafts

Yahoo introduced two great new tools this season, the automated mock drafts and the availability of public league draft results.

These aren't perfect tools, but especially the latter is a good representation of public opinion at large.

I've highlighted some of the, ummm, highlights:

Player
Action
Avg Pick
Avg Round
Percent Drafted
Drew Brees (NO - QB) 11.6 1.6 100%
Tom Brady (NE - QB) 16.1 2.1 100%
Peyton Manning (Ind - QB) 16.4 2.1 100%
Tony Romo (Dal - QB) 30.5 3.5 100%
Kurt Warner (Ari - QB) 34.7 3.9 100%
Philip Rivers (SD - QB) 36.5 4.0 100%
Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB) 40.0 4.4 100%
Donovan McNabb (Phi - QB) 47.1 5.1 100%
Matt Schaub (Hou - QB) 69.1 7.4 100%
Jay Cutler (Chi - QB) 71.1 7.6 100%
Matt Ryan (Atl - QB) 82.4 8.7 100%
Carson Palmer (Cin - QB) 89.1 9.5 100%
Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB) 95.8 10.1 100%

Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR) 7.9 1.2 100%
Randy Moss (NE - WR) 15.3 2.0 100%
Andre Johnson (Hou - WR) 16.4 2.1 100%
Steve Smith (Car - WR) 20.1 2.5 100%
Calvin Johnson (Det - WR) 21.2 2.7 100%
Reggie Wayne (Ind - WR) 22.8 2.8 100%
Greg Jennings (GB - WR) 25.3 3.0 100%
Roddy White (Atl - WR) 27.4 3.1 100%
Anquan Boldin (Ari - WR) 27.4 3.1 100%
Dwayne Bowe (KC - WR) 31.1 3.6 100%
Marques Colston (NO - WR) 31.7 3.7 100%
Terrell Owens (Buf - WR) 31.8 3.6 100%
Brandon Marshall (Den - WR) 34.7 4.0 100%
Wes Welker (NE - WR) 37.8 4.3 100%
T.J. Houshmandzadeh (Sea - WR) 42.3 4.7 100%
Antonio Bryant (TB - WR) 44.4 5.0 100%
Roy Williams (Dal - WR) 44.8 4.9 100%

Braylon Edwards (Cle - WR) 49.4 5.4 100%
Chad Ochocinco (Cin - WR) 49.7 5.5 100%
Vincent Jackson (SD - WR) 51.0 5.6 100%

Adrian Peterson (Min - RB) 1.2 1.0 100%
Michael Turner (Atl - RB) 2.6 1.0 100%
Maurice Jones-Drew (Jac - RB) 4.1 1.0 100%
Matt Forte (Chi - RB) 5.2 1.0 100%
Brian Westbrook (Phi - RB) 7.0 1.1 100%
DeAngelo Williams (Car - RB) 7.7 1.1 100%

LaDainian Tomlinson (SD - RB) 8.2 1.2 100%
Steven Jackson (StL - RB) 11.5 1.6 100%
Frank Gore (SF - RB) 13.1 1.9 100%
Brandon Jacobs (NYG - RB) 13.9 1.9 100%
Chris Johnson (Ten - RB) 15.2 2.0 100%
Clinton Portis (Was - RB) 18.2 2.2 100%
Steve Slaton (Hou - RB) 19.4 2.3 100%
Marion Barber (Dal - RB) 24.8 2.9 100%
Pierre Thomas (NO - RB) 40.4 4.4 100%
Ronnie Brown (Mia - RB) 40.7 4.4 100%
Ryan Grant (GB - RB) 51.0 5.5 100%
Thomas Jones (NYJ - RB) 62.4 6.7 100%
Kevin Smith (Det - RB) 63.9 6.9 100%
Joseph Addai (Ind - RB) 71.4 7.7 100%
Reggie Bush (NO - RB) 71.5 7.7 100%
Marshawn Lynch (Buf - RB) 76.5 8.2 100%
Larry Johnson (KC - RB) 83.9 8.8 100%
Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB) 85.0 9.0 100%
LenDale White (Ten - RB) 86.5 9.1 99%
Willie Parker (Pit - RB) 90.8 9.5 85%
Darren McFadden (Oak - RB) 91.1 9.5 97%

Derrick Ward (TB - RB) 93.5 9.7 98%
Knowshon Moreno (Den - RB) 94.7 9.8 87%

[..]

Julius Jones (Sea - RB) 119.4 12.4 16%

Posted by: Boston Dan on 06 Aug 2009

6 replies , Last at 12 Aug 2009, 1:25pm by Marcumzilla

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Re: Kubiak vs Yahoo Draft results
by Boston Dan :: Thu, 08/06/2009 - 12:31pm

This subject line is much better.

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Re: Kubiak vs Yahoo Draft results
by Boston Dan :: Thu, 08/06/2009 - 12:34pm

Slaton is another name that sticks out. I drafted him in the 15th and final round last season, that was sweet.

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Re: Kubiak vs Yahoo Draft results
by james parrott :: Thu, 08/06/2009 - 5:17pm

thats nuts-those people must be morons

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Re: Kubiak vs Yahoo Mock drafts
by james parrott :: Thu, 08/06/2009 - 5:16pm

Suprised at the obvious-Julius Jones-I've seen him go in the tenth round,got him in several leagues-people are wising up...Also-Torry Holt can be had @80+....Ted Ginn remains a no brainer @ 100 +...I'm in 18 leagues on RTSports...I've got Jerome Harrison in 15 of these leagues,and he never goes before the 14th round...People are sleeping on Hasselback,while Barber,Ronny Brown,and Felix Jones can be had past their relative values...Pierre Thomas is being selected in the 3rd round-his relative sleeper status is no secret.Savvy owners are letting Brady slip,and the move to snatch up wide receivers prevails...Fat Dale and Jonathan Stewart are being ignored overall,and Mendenhall can be had past 100...Tight ends run late,and if you sit,Keller and Shiancoe will be there past 120..I hope this is helpful...

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Re: Kubiak vs Yahoo Mock drafts
by Boston Dan :: Wed, 08/12/2009 - 11:53am

NFL.com and NFL TV are also telling people that Turner and Williams are top-5 fantasy RBs for this season.

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Re: Kubiak vs Yahoo Mock drafts
by Marcumzilla :: Wed, 08/12/2009 - 1:25pm

Turner went 1.03, Williams 1.07 last night in my Yahoo draft. Some surprising ones fell my way. I just posted my draft in a separate topic just to see how one live Yahoo draft went.

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