25 Jul 2012
For those curious, I thought I would post the results of FO's first "expert league" draft of the season. This is a "Pros vs. Joes" league run by Fantasy Football Players Championship, with six professional football writers and six random FFPC players. It's done by FFPC rules, which means:
The ramifications of this:
One other thing I should note: I took Marshawn Lynch a lot higher than he currently is listed in KUBIAK because I was talking to Mike Sando yesterday, and he doesn't think Lynch is going to get suspended. Unless Roger Goodell wants to go out of his way to make Lynch an example, the fact is that his prior arrests don't matter; DUIs are considered separately under the drug policy, not the conduct policy. I'll be updating KUBIAK to reflect this later this morning.
I had the 10th pick in odd-numbered rounds, third pick in even-numbered rounds.
Here's the FO team:
QB: Tom Brady (2), Kevin Kolb (16), Matt Moore (22), Brian Hoyer (24), John Skelton (25). Arizona and Miami have reasonable matchups during the Patriots' bye week and the weeks they play the Jets. Week 3 could be a problem if the Ravens shut down Brady, as Arizona plays Philadelphia and Miami has the Jets.
RB: MJD (1), Marshawn Lynch (4), Shonn Greene (6), Jonathan Stewart (7), Rashard Mendenhall (15), Danny Woodhead (21). Surprised Mendenhall lasted that long, as he likely will start half the season.
WR: Mike Wallace (3), Percy Harvin (5), Reggie Wayne (8), Denarious Moore (9), Sidney Rice (10), Jabar Gaffney (23). I bet Gaffney has one huge game in a random week this year. Moore, like Rudolph, is a KUBIAK sleeper who a lot of FO readers will end up with this year.
TE: Marcedes Lewis (11), Tony Moeaki (12), Dennis Pitta (13), Ben Watson (20), Dennis Allen (26). Throwing crap at the wall.
K: Mason Crosby (18), Rob Bironas (19)
DEF/ST: Bears (14), Jets (17)
You can download the rosters and draft order here if you would like to check them out and discuss them.
12 comments, Last at 30 Jul 2012, 1:38am by Dan
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?