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OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 03:10 PM
So...

I'm in 2 leagues - one of which I'm one of 2 new owners, so I'm drafting 11th.

The other, I scored the highest total of points, yet finished last in the league.

I'm very content with my strategy for the league I'm drafting 1st in. I've done several practice mocks on CBS, Yahoo and ESPN and have been happy with the results each time. I usually end up with AP, Jennings, Colston, Addai and Schaub in my first 5 picks.

My concern is in the other draft. I've yet to find a strategy that seems to give decent results.

I've tried going WR/WR, only to get stuck with starting RB's like Addai, Parker or LJ at #35/#38 - which is a huge reach, IMO.

I've tried going WR/RB, getting either A. Johnson/Moss/Fitz and Brandon Jacobs, only to get one of the above RB's and a mediocre #2 WR (OchoCinco, Berrian, Bowe)

I've even thought of taking Moss at 11, then taking Brady at 14 if he's there for the "double points" but then I'm back to screwed at RB, and I get an even worse #2 WR. But if Brady has an even average year for him, he and Moss may be enough to make up for it.

Thoughts?

Pestilence
08-26-2009, 03:15 PM
Not to hijack your thread.....but what are the addresses for your practice mocks on CBS and Yahoo? I know about the one on ESPN but it's blocked at work.

Oh....and I would probably go WR/RB. At least that way you have Fitz and Jacobs....

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 03:18 PM
Not to hijack your thread.....but what are the addresses for your practice mocks on CBS and Yahoo? I know about the one on ESPN but it's blocked at work.

Oh....and I would probably go WR/RB. At least that way you have Fitz and Jacobs....

Yahoo's are a PITA.

Here's the link to CBS's:

http://mockdraft.1.football.cbssports.com/mockdraft/standard

Pestilence
08-26-2009, 03:19 PM
God I hate work. How come they have to block shit like this? I can do work and mock draft at the same time!

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 03:20 PM
I'm starting one from the 11th pick in 20 minutes.

See how this one goes...

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 03:20 PM
God I hate work. How come they have to block shit like this? I can do work and mock draft at the same time!

Yeah, I should be reading about 14th Century Europe right now, but it can wait.

Pestilence
08-26-2009, 03:24 PM
I'm starting one from the 11th pick in 20 minutes.

See how this one goes...

I wish there was a way for you to enter the keepers that would be gone and then do a mock draft from there.

DeezNutz
08-26-2009, 03:36 PM
Yeah, I should be reading about 14th Century Europe right now, but it can wait.

England? Or the continent?

Late English Middle Ages, FTW.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 03:38 PM
England? Or the continent?

Late English Middle Ages, FTW.

Continent.

I'm more of a Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire guy, myself.

Follow Roman law, pay your taxes to use, or you die.

Mean sons a bitches.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 03:41 PM
Wow, Fitz just went 6th in this mock.

DeezNutz
08-26-2009, 03:43 PM
Continent.

I'm more of a Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire guy, myself.

Follow Roman law, pay your taxes to use, or you die.

Mean sons a bitches.

Yeah, but they couldn't draft a football team for shit.

Back to your OP, you think almost everyone is going to go RB up to #11? Guys like Johnson and Slaton will be off the board?

As we discussed in another thread, I think the QBs will get overvalued, causing a legit RB to drop to you, and since it's not a PPR league, I'd be going best RB/WR combo no matter what, and you'd still be in great position to get a top WR in round 2.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 03:43 PM
Fitz, Slaton, AJ gone.

Took Moss.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 03:45 PM
Fitz, Slaton, AJ gone.

Took Moss.

Choice between Brady, Calvin Johnson and Jacobs in the 2nd.

Took Brady to see how this pans out.

Pestilence
08-26-2009, 03:48 PM
I'm prepared to see Fitz go extremely high in most mocks.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 03:50 PM
Fuck, I'm about to get shut out at RB.

Maybe Pierre Thomas lasts another couple of picks.

EDIT: FUCK

Pestilence
08-26-2009, 03:51 PM
Kevin Smith gone?

Darren McFadden?

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 03:52 PM
Goddammit.

Had to take Steve Smith and Marshawn Lynch.

I hate having nothing but bad options.

Pestilence
08-26-2009, 03:53 PM
Knowshon Moreno?
Derrick Ward?
Ryan Grant?

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 03:53 PM
Kevin Smith gone?

Darren McFadden?

Smith was gone, as was Thomas, Brown, and Grant.

McFadden was still there, but he's not even going to be the fucking starter.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 03:54 PM
Knowshon Moreno?
Derrick Ward?
Ryan Grant?

Grant was gone.

I can get Ward and/or Cedrick Benson in the next go-round.

Possibly Addai or Willie Parker as there's been a huge run on RB's already.

Pestilence
08-26-2009, 03:55 PM
Well with Brady, Moss and Smith.....you're hoping that your RBs can just grab you a decent amount....nothing over the top.

Pestilence
08-26-2009, 03:55 PM
I would go with Addai, Parker or Ward. Fuck Cedric Benson...he's worthless.

Pestilence
08-26-2009, 03:59 PM
Choice between Brady, Calvin Johnson and Jacobs in the 2nd.

Took Brady to see how this pans out.

Fuck, I'm about to get shut out at RB.

Maybe Pierre Thomas lasts another couple of picks.

EDIT: FUCK

Goddammit.

Had to take Steve Smith and Marshawn Lynch.

I hate having nothing but bad options.

Grant was gone.

I can get Ward and/or Cedrick Benson in the next go-round.

Possibly Addai or Willie Parker as there's been a huge run on RB's already.

So I think what this is showing you....is that it's best to go Moss and Jacobs and then hope that you can get a QB in the 4th or 5th round.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 04:01 PM
Got Ward and Moreno.

Still not very happy.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 04:03 PM
Targeting Ray Rice coming up.

Pestilence
08-26-2009, 04:04 PM
It's actually not as bad as it looks. Moreno and Ward should offer you at least one starter....and Lynch comes back after the first 3 weeks. You at least have Steve Smith and Randy Moss at WR and Brady is guaranteed to throw you at least 35 TDs this year. AND you get double points for the tosses to Moss.

Pestilence
08-26-2009, 04:04 PM
Targeting Ray Rice coming up.

If you get Rice.....you should be pretty decent at RB.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 04:06 PM
Goddammit.

The computer turned me on autopilot for some reason.

I likely would have ended up with Rice and Devin Hester.

Pestilence
08-26-2009, 04:06 PM
Who'd you end up with?

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 04:08 PM
It's actually not as bad as it looks. Moreno and Ward should offer you at least one starter....and Lynch comes back after the first 3 weeks. You at least have Steve Smith and Randy Moss at WR and Brady is guaranteed to throw you at least 35 TDs this year. AND you get double points for the tosses to Moss.

The 4 picks before mine in the 3rd were Grant, Smith, Brown and Thomas.

If that doesn't happen, it works pretty damn well.

Still ended up OK, I guess.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 04:08 PM
Who'd you end up with?

Cassel and Hester.

Pestilence
08-26-2009, 04:10 PM
Ouch....Brady and Cassel. Well...all you can hope for is that Cassel turns out to be awesome....and you can trade him like the Pats did.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 04:10 PM
Ouch....Brady and Cassel. Well...all you can hope for is that Cassel turns out to be awesome....and you can trade him like the Pats did.

LMAO

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 04:11 PM
Turns out the wife has a dinner meeting with a client, so I'll be trying another one later. Gotta go run an errand.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 04:20 PM
In hindsight, taking Brady may have been better than the alternative:

Moss
Brady
S. Smith
Lynch
Ward
Moreno
Rice
Hester

or

Moss
Jacobs
S. Smith
Lynch
Schaub
Moreno
Rice
Hester

Pestilence
08-26-2009, 04:22 PM
If Schaub can stay healthy....then it's not that bad. Lynch and Jacobs would be your starters after Week 3 (unless one of your other RBs blow up) and Moss, Smith and Hester are pretty good WRs.

Pestilence
08-26-2009, 05:09 PM
I'm doing an ESPN Mock Draft.

So far....I have:

QB: Aaron Rodgers
RB: Chris Johnson
RB: Knowshon Moreno
WR: Andre Johnson
WR: Marques Colston
WR: Desean Jackson
WR: Eddie Royal
TE: Jason Witten

I had to leave my desk for a couple of minutes and it auto drafted Witten and Royal.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 05:16 PM
I'm doing an ESPN Mock Draft.

So far....I have:

QB: Aaron Rodgers
RB: Chris Johnson
RB: Knowshon Moreno
WR: Andre Johnson
WR: Marques Colston
WR: Desean Jackson
WR: Eddie Royal
TE: Jason Witten

I had to leave my desk for a couple of minutes and it auto drafted Witten and Royal.

From what draft slot?

Someone had to fall to get AJ, CJ, Colston and Rodgers.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 05:24 PM
Starting another in 20 minutes.

Pestilence
08-26-2009, 05:44 PM
Unfortunately it was a 10 team draft....and I was in slot #10. Here is my team. My last two picks were autodrafted because my boss walked over to my desk. LMAO

QB: Aaron Rodgers
RB: Chris Johnson
RB: Knowshon Moreno
RB: Donald Brown
RB: Rashard Mendenhall
RB: Laurence Maroney
WR: Andre Johnson
WR: Marques Colston
WR: Desean Jackson
WR: Eddie Royal
WR: Devin Hester
TE: Jason Witten
TE: Dustin Keller
DEF: Vikings D
K: David Akers

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 05:45 PM
Just started...

Let's see who's around at 11/14.

Pestilence
08-26-2009, 05:46 PM
Oh...and like 6 people bailed in the 1st round....so it was autopicking for most of the people.

Drew Brees lasted till the bottom of the 2nd round. I was hoping he'd go to the 3rd.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 05:46 PM
Well, Brady just went 6th.

Takes care of that.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 05:47 PM
Fitz fell to 11.

And AJ fell to 14.

WOW.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 05:50 PM
That was a fucked up 1st round...

12 Manning, Peyton (QB IND)
11 Fitzgerald, Larry (WR ARI)
10 Tomlinson, LaDainian (RB SD)
9 Brees, Drew (QB NO)
8 Jackson, Steven (RB STL)
7 Slaton, Steve (RB HOU)
6 Brady, Tom (QB NE)
5 Williams, DeAngelo (RB CAR)
4 Turner, Michael (RB ATL)
3 Jones-Drew, Maurice (RB JAC)
2 Forte, Matt (RB C
1 AP

Pestilence
08-26-2009, 05:57 PM
Slaton before Brees and Fitz? Jeez......ok.

So you grabbed Fitz and AJ? Now that's a WR duo right there.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 05:58 PM
Slaton before Brees and Fitz? Jeez......ok.

So you grabbed Fitz and AJ? Now that's a WR duo right there.

Just got Pierre Thomas and Kevin Smith in the 3rd/4th.

Time to get Schaub and the best available in rounds 5/6.

Double points, Schaub/AJ.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 05:58 PM
LJ just went #40.

LMAO

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 06:07 PM
Got Schaub and Knowshon.

This is great and all, but there's no way in fuck this would happen in my league - it's too damn competitive.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 06:10 PM
I just noticed that all these cocksuckers have a Week 7 bye...

Smith, Moreno and Rice.

:cuss:

DeezNutz
08-26-2009, 06:54 PM
LJ just went #40.

LMAO

He went in round 2 in a league I'm in with Nzoner and few others.

I was a bit surprised, to say the least.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 06:56 PM
He went in round 2 in a league I'm in with Nzoner and few others.

I was a bit surprised, to say the least.

WTF?

Call that MF'er out.

Who was it?

Nzoner
08-26-2009, 07:12 PM
WTF?

Call that MF'er out.

Who was it?

It was my sis-in-law.

As for your situation at #11 that was my pick in the aforementioned draft and I went wr/wr/wr and ended up with Moss,AJ and Colston.Didn't take a rb till rd 5 and after all was said and done had D Ward,Lendale White,Ahmad Bradshaw,Felix Jones and Fred Jackson.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 07:14 PM
It was my sis-in-law.

As for your situation at #11 that was my pick in the aforementioned draft and I went wr/wr/wr and ended up with Moss,AJ and Colston.Didn't take a rb till rd 5 and after all was said and done had D Ward,Lendale White,Ahmad Bradshaw,Felix Jones and Fred Jackson.

So you have no true starters at RB.

That's won't fly in this league.

Mecca
08-26-2009, 07:15 PM
I won't even pick Larry Johnson there are certain players that I completely will not draft he's one.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 07:16 PM
I won't even pick Larry Johnson there are certain players that I completely will not draft he's one.

This.

Mecca
08-26-2009, 07:18 PM
I don't think I'd take anyone from the Chiefs offense, it just seems like a bad thing to do.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 07:25 PM
I don't think I'd take anyone from the Chiefs offense, it just seems like a bad thing to do.

I might be willing to take Cassel as a bye week replacement, provided we're playing Denver or Oakland.

Like if I were to draft Schaub. He has a Week 10 bye, and we play the Raiders.

Nzoner
08-26-2009, 07:29 PM
So you have no true starters at RB.

That's won't fly in this league.

It may not fly in this league either but wth it's worth a shot,I figure with Rodgers at QB,Owen Daniels at TE Carney at kicker and the Ravens D I still have a decent shot at making some noise.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 07:32 PM
It may not fly in this league either but wth it's worth a shot,I figure with Rodgers at QB,Owen Daniels at TE Carney at kicker and the Ravens D I still have a decent shot at making some noise.

Can you play all 3 WR's?

If so, you might be OK, especially with Rodgers at QB.

Mecca
08-26-2009, 07:35 PM
Unfortunately it was a 10 team draft....and I was in slot #10. Here is my team. My last two picks were autodrafted because my boss walked over to my desk. LMAO

QB: Aaron Rodgers
RB: Chris Johnson
RB: Knowshon Moreno
RB: Donald Brown
RB: Rashard Mendenhall
RB: Laurence Maroney
WR: Andre Johnson
WR: Marques Colston
WR: Desean Jackson
WR: Eddie Royal
WR: Devin Hester
TE: Jason Witten
TE: Dustin Keller
DEF: Vikings D
K: David Akers

Your 4th WR is probably better than most teams 2nd in this league...you might be able to wheel a WR for a RB if someone is really struggling.

Nzoner
08-26-2009, 07:41 PM
Can you play all 3 WR's?

If so, you might be OK, especially with Rodgers at QB.

Yep,that's why I drafted the way I did and went ahead with Rodgers in the 4th,also got Donnie Avery as a 4th receiver.

Nzoner
08-26-2009, 07:49 PM
I won't even pick Larry Johnson there are certain players that I completely will not draft he's one.

I'm like that in my most competitive money league when it comes to Raiders,the guys know I have 1 rule in fantasy,no Raiders no matter how much money is on the line.

Luckily these last years of suckage has not been an issue on draft day.

Mecca
08-26-2009, 09:32 PM
Here's a good one...

I'm most likely going to pick between Lee Evans and Roy Williams as my 2nd WR...what would you guys say?

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2009, 09:56 PM
Well, that was an interesting draft from the 11 slot...

QB: Schaub, Cassel

RB: S. Jackson, Jacobs, Parker, R. Williams, Cadillac Williams

WR: Welker, OchoCinco, Hester, Avery

TE: Daniels

D: Eagles

K: Kaeding


Threw me a curveball by Fitz, Calvin Johnson, Andre Johnson and Moss all gone before my pick in the 1st.

Nzoner
08-26-2009, 10:24 PM
Here's a good one...

I'm most likely going to pick between Lee Evans and Roy Williams as my 2nd WR...what would you guys say?

If I had to choose between the two I'm going with Williams,I know it only stands to reason that the presence of TO in Buffalo should make Lee Evans even more of a threat but I just don't trust Edwards.

Looking at Dallas and that running game(Barber,Jones,Choice) and Witten along with the other young receivers not to mention the abscence of TO's crap and I don't know how Roy Williams can't succeed.

Just my .02

Pestilence
08-27-2009, 07:28 AM
Alright.....I'm in a 12 team mock draft at the #11 spot. We'll see how this goes.

Pestilence
08-27-2009, 07:42 AM
Well....after 4 rounds.

QB - Drew Brees
RB - Marshawn Lynch
WR - Calvin Johnson
WR - Wes Welker

Pestilence
08-27-2009, 07:47 AM
Just added Lendale White and Ray Rice. Moreno went the pick right before mine.

Pestilence
08-27-2009, 07:58 AM
Just finished.....here's the team. Picked #11

QB: Drew Brees, Trent Edwards
RB: Marshawn Lynch, Lendale White, Ray Rice, Donald Brown, Rashard Mendenhall, Shonne Green
WR: Calvin Johnson, Wes Welker, Anthony Gonzales, Devin Hester, Earl Bennett
TE: Jeremy Shockey
D: Vikings D
K: Nick Folk

Pestilence
08-27-2009, 09:58 AM
I tried to do one on CBS yesterday...and it kicked me out....but it ended up autodrafting for me and then sending me an e-mail. Here is my team.

Drew Brees QB
Frank Gore RB
Willie Parker RB
Dwayne Bowe WR
Vincent Jackson WR
Dustin Keller TE
Eddie Royal WR
Mason Crosby
Vikings DST
Matt Cassel QB
Jerious Norwood RB
Kevin Boss TE
Chris Chambers WR
Brian Robiskie WR

God those are some crap RBs.

DrRyan
08-27-2009, 05:46 PM
I've tried going WR/WR, only to get stuck with starting RB's like Addai, Parker or LJ at #35/#38 - which is a huge reach, IMO.

I've tried going WR/RB, getting either A. Johnson/Moss/Fitz and Brandon Jacobs, only to get one of the above RB's and a mediocre #2 WR (OchoCinco, Berrian, Bowe)

I've even thought of taking Moss at 11, then taking Brady at 14 if he's there for the "double points" but then I'm back to screwed at RB, and I get an even worse #2 WR. But if Brady has an even average year for him, he and Moss may be enough to make up for it.

Thoughts?

I am drafting #8 and #9 in two of my leagues. Third league TBD. I have done a ton of mocks on the four letter and by far my best drafts when picking in the latter third have been WR WR starts. If you start a draft with two of Fitz, AJ, CJ and Moss you have locked up your WR spot. I have even ended up with very solid teams taking a QB in the 3rd then RB the next four rounds. In almost all my drafts using this strategy, DMC, Grant, J Stewart, Lynch and Ward are typically all there. As a diehard Chiefs fan it pains me to say it, but I expect a huge fantasy year out of McFadden. Some guys I am targeting a round or two later are Ray Rice, Donald Brown, Felix Jones, L McCoy, R Bush(if ppr league).

Just my .02.

DrRyan
08-27-2009, 05:48 PM
Just finished.....here's the team. Picked #11

QB: Drew Brees, Trent Edwards
RB: Marshawn Lynch, Lendale White, Ray Rice, Donald Brown, Rashard Mendenhall, Shonne Green
WR: Calvin Johnson, Wes Welker, Anthony Gonzales, Devin Hester, Earl Bennett
TE: Jeremy Shockey
D: Vikings D
K: Nick Folk

Really like Rice and Brown this year. I think I would have liked this team more if you had taken a top tier WR instead of Brees(if one was available) then grabbed either ARod, Rivers or a round later McNabb.

Pestilence
08-27-2009, 05:49 PM
I am drafting #8 and #9 in two of my leagues. Third league TBD. I have done a ton of mocks on the four letter and by far my best drafts when picking in the latter third have been WR WR starts. If you start a draft with two of Fitz, AJ, CJ and Moss you have locked up your WR spot. I have even ended up with very solid teams taking a QB in the 3rd then RB the next four rounds. In almost all my drafts using this strategy, DMC, Grant, J Stewart, Lynch and Ward are typically all there. As a diehard Chiefs fan it pains me to say it, but I expect a huge fantasy year out of McFadden. Some guys I am targeting a round or two later are Ray Rice, Donald Brown, Felix Jones, L McCoy, R Bush(if ppr league).

Just my .02.

This....and you're better off in a PPR league because you can draft RBs that catch a lot out of the backfield.

Buck
08-27-2009, 09:41 PM
I'm about to do a Mock where I'm #9 out of 10. I am in another 10 man league but we dont know the order yet. Lets see how this goes.

Buck
08-27-2009, 09:46 PM
Where have you guys been seeing LT go?

OnTheWarpath58
08-27-2009, 09:47 PM
Where have you guys been seeing LT go?

As high as 6, as low as 18. Average in a 12 team league is probably between 12-15.

Buck
08-27-2009, 09:50 PM
Fucking Auction draft

Mecca
08-27-2009, 10:01 PM
You know what sucks...I wanted to get TO and in my draft slot its basically impossible.

OnTheWarpath58
08-27-2009, 10:11 PM
You know what sucks...I wanted to get TO and in my draft slot its basically impossible.

That's how I feel about Greg Jennings.

OnTheWarpath58
08-27-2009, 10:27 PM
BK-

LT just went 13th in the mock I'm doing.

Then again, Brees went 1st, so throw that the fuck out.

OnTheWarpath58
08-27-2009, 10:37 PM
The WR/WR strategy seems to be paying off as of late.

Tonight, through 10 rounds I'm sitting with:

Andre Johnson
Calvin Johnson
Pierre Thomas
Marshawn Lynch
Matt Schaub
Knowshown Moreno
Devin Hester
Matt Cassel
Julius Jones
Donnie Avery

DrRyan
08-27-2009, 11:55 PM
The WR/WR strategy seems to be paying off as of late.

Tonight, through 10 rounds I'm sitting with:

Andre Johnson
Calvin Johnson
Pierre Thomas
Marshawn Lynch
Matt Schaub
Knowshown Moreno
Devin Hester
Matt Cassel
Julius Jones
Donnie Avery

Overall, I like the look of that. I think Pierre Thomas will be a very solid fantasy RB this year. Lynch I am not big on. In drafts that I have been going WR WR to start, I generally make a point of at least 4 of my next six picks being RB. Doing this I have been targeting RBs like Pierre Thomas, DMC, Grant, LenDale White, Ward, Stewart in the next couple rounds. After that, Donald Brown, Ray Rice, L McCoy, Benson and Felix Jones. Going this route has mock drafted me some very solid teams.

DrRyan
08-27-2009, 11:56 PM
You know what sucks...I wanted to get TO and in my draft slot its basically impossible.

Where are you drafting and why is grabbing TO impossible at that slot? I have seen TO go anywhere from 25-50 in my drafts.

Mecca
08-28-2009, 12:04 AM
Where are you drafting and why is grabbing TO impossible at that slot? I have seen TO go anywhere from 25-50 in my drafts.

Well it is for the slot I'd be taking him....I'd have to take him to be my #1 WR and be taking him over guys like Steve Smith and Roddy White.

doomy3
08-28-2009, 09:24 AM
Well it is for the slot I'd be taking him....I'd have to take him to be my #1 WR and be taking him over guys like Steve Smith and Roddy White.

Why? Like Dr. Ryan said, I have seen him go around 50 in a couple drafts I have done.

DrRyan
08-28-2009, 10:22 AM
I figure this belongs in this thread as good as anywhere else. I have zero interest in drafting Brandon Marshall, but the latest development is likely going to cause a free fall in his fantasy ADP. Where would any of you consider drafting him during his free fall?

I can't stand the guy, but he is a tremendous talent. I am thinking if he is still on the board in round 7-8 it is worthy of a high risk/high reward flyer. Thoughts?

DrRyan
08-28-2009, 10:24 AM
Well it is for the slot I'd be taking him....I'd have to take him to be my #1 WR and be taking him over guys like Steve Smith and Roddy White.

Of course you don't take him at your slot in the late second, early third, but if he slides back around to the middle to late fourth(which is possible) then you grab him.

OnTheWarpath58
08-28-2009, 11:59 AM
Another mock from the 11th slot...

Fitz and Calvin Johnson in 1st/2nd.

Ryan Grant has never fallen to me at the 35th pick, and he won't again.

Took Thomas and Lynch in the 3rd/4th. Kevin Smith was available, but I already had Megatron.

DrRyan
08-28-2009, 12:05 PM
Really like that start OTW. You may be surprised. I have drafted Grant late in the third a ton. Not every time but I would put it at 40-45%. I just had Kevin Smith and Grant fall to me at 30 and 31 in a ten team mock and Jonathan Stewart and Ocho Cinco at 50 and 51 after starting with Fitz and Andre Johnson. I was very happy with those in the first six rounds. Especially with Shaub and Cassel at the QB rotation. Shaub would be starting every week he is not hurt.

OnTheWarpath58
08-28-2009, 12:12 PM
Knowshon and Schaub in the 5th/6th.

Rice and Hester in the 7th/8th.

Nothing like having 4 starting RB's and 3 #1 WR's.

OnTheWarpath58
08-28-2009, 12:26 PM
Cassel and Fred Jackson in the 9th/10th.

Donnie Avery and Kevin Boss in the 11th/12th.

Owen Daniels would have been there, but an autopilot team took a 2nd TE.

Loving that I have four #1 WR's.

OnTheWarpath58
08-28-2009, 01:35 PM
Was forced into a bit of a corner on this one.

Took Moss, because Fitz and AJ were already gone.

Pretty much forced me to take Brady for the double points in the 2nd.

Pestilence
08-28-2009, 01:36 PM
I would love to have either the Jennings/Rodgers or A. Johnson/Schaub hookup.

OnTheWarpath58
08-28-2009, 01:46 PM
I would love to have either the Jennings/Rodgers or A. Johnson/Schaub hookup.

Schaub has fell to my 5th round pick or later in every mock but one.

Getting AJ at 11 has been the bigger issue, though I have gotten him 50% of the time.

I have no chance of getting Rodgers and Jennings from the 11 slot.

Pestilence
08-28-2009, 02:04 PM
I think with the way my league is set up....I have a better shot at getting Rodgers and Jennings....then I do Johnson and Schaub.

Pestilence
08-29-2009, 12:32 PM
I'm starting another one. 12 teams...I'm picking 11th. I'm going to pass on a player if he's a keeper in my league....and he's there when I pick. I don't know how realistic this is going to be....but we'll see.

Mecca
08-29-2009, 02:37 PM
Why? Like Dr. Ryan said, I have seen him go around 50 in a couple drafts I have done.

It's a keeper league everyone is keeping 2 guys...I pick 10th out of 12 teams...the pick I would take him with he never makes it back he goes at the beginning of that round when I pick at the end.

OnTheWarpath58
08-30-2009, 08:08 PM
Well, the draft in question was today. Pretty much worked out exactly as planned, with 2 exceptions.

QB: Schaub, Cutler

RB: Portis, Lynch, Rice, R. Williams, E. Graham

WR: A. Johnson, C. Johnson, Hester, Avery

TE: Shaincoe

DEF: Patriots

K: Kris Brown


Portis falling to #35 was an absolute no-brainer, and a complete shock.

Where I really got screwed was in the 9th/10th round. I had Donnie Avery and Fred Jackson targeted. Guy in the 12th slot with the back-to-back picks had 4 RB's and 2 WR's, and Avery was the best WR on the board, so I thought it made more sense to take him first, knowing that he already had 4 RB's.

The dumbass took Jackson for some reason.

So I took Graham in the last round, knowing he has Ward, thinking maybe we can swap handcuffs. He'll never start Jackson, so he's worthless to him.

Anyway, pretty happy with my team.

Pestilence
08-30-2009, 08:24 PM
Had my draft today. I'm none to pleased.

QB: Donovan McNabb, Ben Rothelisberger
RB: Matt Forte, Brandon Jacobs, Jamal Lewis, Donald Brown, Earnest Graham, Michael Bush
WR: Reggie Wayne, Dwayne Bowe, Wes Welker, Jerricho Cotchery, Mark Clayton, Kenny Britt, Brian Hartline
TE: Zach Miller
K: Nate Kaeding
DEF: Cowboys D

Rodgers went in the 2nd round....two picks after me. Schaub went in the 5th round....3 picks before I took McNabb. All of the RBs I was targeting (Moreno, Rice, Grant, Ward) started flying off the board in the late 2nd and early 3rd.