Daily Archives: September 6, 2009

My Draft

Had my fantasy football draft today, where I was pick #7 in a 10 team league. Here are the results:

  1. DeAngelo Williams
  2. Calvin Johnson
  3. Roddy White
  4. Ryan Grant
  5. Philip Rivers
  6. Ray Rice
  7. DeSean Jackson
  8. Felix Jones
  9. Eddie Royal
  10. Dustin Keller
  11. LeSean McCoy
  12. Leon Washington
  13. Donnie Avery
  14. Joe Flacco
  15. Packers D/ST
  16. Jason Elam

I’m not super happy about my RBs. I think Ray Rice was a reach, considering all the uncertainty in the backfield. I’m not too fond of Ryan Grant as my RB2. I think I picked some RBs in the later rounds with a lot of upside, but will any of them turn into a reliable fantasy starter? I love my Felix Jones pick. I think he’s going to be a monster.

I love my WRs, but maybe I love WRs too much because I picked too many. I never should’ve picked up Eddie Royal. With that position so solid, I should’ve grabbed another RB with upside. In fact, I’m not sure I should’ve grabbed Avery either. Not that I don’t like the Avery pick at that position, but with my roster, it probably would’ve been better to pick up another RB. Calvin Johnson and Roddy White are monsters. Both are top 5 receivers in my opinion.

I went earlier with QB than I normally do, but I have a reliable fantasy stud with Rivers. QB has always been a weak spot for me. I decided I was going to grab a QB in Round 5, if one of my labeled top tier QBs was available. Otherwise, I would wait a few rounds. It’s going to be good not having to scour the waivers for plug-in QBs. (This actually worked out really well last year, leading my to a first place finish during the regular season. It didn’t work out so well in the play-offs. Caveat: Eight-team league, lol.) I wasn’t going to pick a backup QB, but I’m really high on Flacco. Last year I picked up Favre as my backup QB just for kicks. What a terrible decision. This time I went with someone less frustrating, I hope.

I waited a bit long for TE. I didn’t want to spend a pick on an elite TE, and after that, the rest are pretty indistinguishable, in my opinion. When there were only 3 or 4 TEs left on my list in that tier, I decided to grab one. I might’ve been able to wait another round or two, in fact.

So we’ll see how this turns out and see if reality proves me to be a moron. Trying to predict the future usually makes you look like an idiot, haha.

EDIT: I’ve thought about my draft some more and I like it a lot better than I did several hours ago. Ryan Grant is a good low-end RB2, and I picked him up in Round 4. I got two guys who were Top 5 receivers on my board, even though I didn’t go WR-WR — and Calvin Johnson was #1 for me. Williams is solid; the main reason I wasn’t happy was because I passed up Gore for him, but I had several good options at that position, including Chris Johnson. It was a toss-up. Rivers is fantasy gold. My bench is full of players with tremendous upside. There’s a good chance that at least one will develop into a reliable flex starter, or something better. You can’t predict the future, but I think I put myself in a good spot to get lucky.