Thursday, September 10, 2009

Draft Results - Grade and Overview

NFL season is less then 20 hours away. So if you still haven't done your fantasy're probably not going to make it.


I want to post my leauge's draft, give each team a grade, and a brief overview of what I think of their team.

Before we get into the draft, I want to inform you that this is a PPC (points per completion) and PPR (points per reception) leauge. Also, this is a keeper leauge. That means that each team gets to keep a player from their team last year. The first person listed on each team is their keep from the previous year.

Here are are starting lineup positions


So with that we go...

Team 1
  1. T. Brady
  2. P. Manning
  3. S. Slayton
  4. R. White
  5. D. Clark
  6. D. Jackson (PHI)
  7. V. Jackson
  8. M. Lynch
  9. K. Moreno
  10. J. Addai
  11. J. Lewis
  12. J. Cotchey
  13. C. Benson
  14. M. Stafford
  15. NY Giants DEF
  16. E. Graham
  17. N. Folk
  18. L. McClain

Best Pick - Steve Slayton. He was the best FA pickup in our league last year and is a BEAST in our league due to the PPRs. Looking back at it, I wish I would have picked him instead of R. Wayne in the third round while I had the chance. Mr. Slayton will have multiple games of 30+ points in our format. Great pick in the 3rd round.

Worst Pick - This team is pretty solid and had a good draft. I do think that drafting Marshawn Lynch in the 8th round was a mistake. He isn't even going to play for the first three games and even when he does get in game, I don't see him doing much fantasy wise.

Reach (Too early) Pick - Dallas Clark in the 5th round is a pretty big reach for me. He doesn't have much upside to him besides the fact that he has Peyton on his team. There was still alot of players still on the board that would be a better pick...even better TEs at that.

Grade - C+. Pretty solid draft. Got some really good QBs and that will carry this team far this year in our format

Team 2 (Drunk's Team)

  1. A. Johnson
  2. M. Turner
  3. G. Jennings
  4. M. Scaub
  5. D. McFadden
  6. T.O.
  7. R. Brown
  8. C. Palmer
  9. D. Ward
  10. T. Edwards
  11. A. Bryant
  12. C. Cooley
  13. L. Coles
  14. D. Mason
  15. R. Mendenhall
  16. Bal DEF
  17. J. Maclin
  18. J. Brown

Best Pick - I think that T.O has alot of questions marks. However, to get him in the 6th round as your 3rd WR in a pretty heavy WR format is great in my opinion.

Worst Pick - Looking at his draft, no one jumps out as a bad pick in this format. If I had to pick one I would say its A. Bryant, the WR from Tampa Bay. Alot of "experts" rated him very high and at this point in the draft he was taken 40 spots higher then he was projected....So with that in mind, I guess its not a horrible pick. I still think it is, especially when players like Ochocinco, P. Harvin, and D. Hester are still on the board.

Reach (Too early) Pick - Darren McFadden is a reach in the 5th round for me. He has been tearing it up in the preseason, but its just that...the preseason. I don't see DMC doing anything fantasy wise this year.

Grade - B. He has a good solid team with alot of players that have the potential to blow up. I can't give him anything higher then a B when M. Scaub and C. Palmer are your starting QBs in this format though. I do not see this team having less then a .500 winning average.

Team 3 (Tom Potts Team)

  1. D. Williams
  2. S. Jackson
  3. D. McNabb
  4. J. Culter
  5. J. Witten
  6. TJ. Whourmama
  7. A. Gongzalez
  8. B. Edwards
  9. L. Evans
  10. L. McCoy
  11. D. Avery
  12. A. Bradshaw
  13. E. Bennett
  14. M. Jenkins
  15. L. Johnson
  16. J. Delhomme
  17. R. Bironas
  18. San Deigo DEF

Best Pick - Larry Johnson in the 15th round is quite possible the best pick in the whole entire draft. He drafted him as his 5th RB and can use him when the matchup is in his favor. I like it.

Worst Pick - Earl Bennett in the 13th round was a complete and utter shock to me. I understand that its the 13th round and the talent pool is getting short...but hell...there is still talent out there. Earl Bennett did not catch 1 pass last year and probably won't get too much playing time this year. I think this pick is horrible....but only time will tell.

Reach (Too early) Pick - Donnie Avery in the 11th round is a bit of a reach. This team picked up ALOT of unproven players, but Avery is not one of them. He shown us what he can do last year, but he does play for the Rams and he is still hurt.

Grade - C+. Way too many unproven players for me to give a higher grade. Don't get me wrong, I like the majority of his picks, but I like to draft players that have NFL stats and not just go off of a feeling. Then again, A.P was once a unproven it might work out really good for him.

Team 4

  1. D. Brees
  2. K. Warner
  3. R. Moss
  4. B. Westbrook
  5. B. Jacobs
  6. A. Gates
  7. B. Marshall
  8. R. Grant
  9. H. Ward
  10. K. Smith
  11. Ochocinco
  12. W. Parker
  13. C. Taylor
  14. C. Pennington
  15. K. Curtis
  16. Chicago DEF
  17. R. Gould
  18. NE DEF

Best Pick - Kevin Smith in the 10th round is a steal! Not sure how he crept to the 10th round unoticed.

Worst Pick - Brandon Jacobs. He was on my do not draft list. He picked him in the 5th round, which isn't a terrible spot. However, he is too much of a risk to pick even that high in my opinion.

Reach (Too early) Pick - Don't see a reach pick on this draft. Kurt Warner was picked so high because of our format, so I can't argue with that. I think that you could have gotten R. Grant a tad bit later, but this team had a pretty solid draft.

Grade - A. Great QBs and WRs. I see this team making it to the playoffs.

Team 5 (My Team)

  1. A. Rodgers
  2. MJD
  3. R. Wayne
  4. M. Hasselbeck
  5. C. Portis
  6. T. Gonzalez
  7. E. Royal
  8. D. Driver
  9. R. Bush
  10. S. Holmes
  11. L. Washington
  12. D. Hester
  13. L. White
  14. Julius Jones
  15. Hakeem Nicks
  16. Kyle Orton
  17. M. Crosby
  18. Phi DEF

Best Pick - C. Portis in the 5th round is a great value. We all know that he has his issues, but he should be a productive back fantasy wise.

Worst Pick - Reggie Wayne. Randy Moss and Wes Welker were on the board and I picked Reggie Wayne. I don't know if I was in a state of temporary insanity or just hung over. Either way, I picked the wrong guy here.

Reach (Too early) Pick - Eddie Royal was picked a little too early for my liking. With the situation in Denver, there were better picks out there on the board.

Grade - C. I made some cruical mistakes in this draft, but ended up with a solid team. I am really going to have to be on my game coaching wise during the season to make the playoffs.

Team 6

  1. P. Rivers
  2. L. Fitzgerald
  3. LT
  4. S. Smith (Car)
  5. D. Gerrad
  6. P. Thomas
  7. M. Barber
  8. S. Moss
  9. J. Stewart
  10. L. Moore
  11. G. Olston
  12. D. Brown
  13. J. Campbell
  14. K. Walter
  15. Pitts DEF
  16. V. Shiancoe
  17. R. Longwell
  18. J. Norwood

Best Pick - LT in the 3rd round will prove to be a brilliant move. He was injuried last year and couldn't make his breaks. I don't think he is going to have a huge fantasy year, but he will be one of the top 5 RBs hands down.

Worst Pick - Just a ton of bad picks in my opinion. If I had to pick one, I would say that its David Gerrad in the 5th. Just a ton of better picks on the board, including QBs at this point.

Reach (Too early) Pick - Lance Moore in the 10th...really?

Grade - D. I just don't like this team at all. I would be suprised if he gets 6 wins, keyword being IF.

Team 7

  1. A.P.
  2. M. Ryan
  3. Chris Johson
  4. M. Coleston
  5. R. Williams
  6. E. Manning
  7. T. Holt
  8. R. McMicheal
  9. Th. Jones
  10. B. Berrian
  11. M. Cassel
  12. D. Sproles
  13. H. Miller
  14. Big Ben
  15. I. Bruce
  16. Minn DEF
  17. NE's Kicker
  18. F. Taylor

Best Pick - Chris Johnson in the 3rd round was a very good pick. Tenn is a running team in Johnson will put up some big numbers.

Worst Pick - many horrible picks...Randy McMicheal in the 8th is the worst though in my opinion. Just terrible.

Reach (Too early) Pick - Did he really pick Matt Ryan in the second? Way too early and is by far the biggest reach in the whole draft.

Grade- F. From top to bottom, this team is horrible. I mean really....just horrible lol. This guy should really start reading some articles and listening to our podcast...

Team 8 (P's Team)

  1. M. Forte
  2. T. Romo
  3. Cal. Johnson
  4. A. Bolden
  5. W. Welker
  6. F. Gore
  7. D. Bowe
  8. J. Flacco
  9. F. Jones
  10. R. Rice
  11. B. Favre
  12. O. Daniels
  13. Bennie Wells
  14. C. Henry
  15. Percy Harvin
  16. S. Hill
  17. Tenn DEF
  18. N. Kedding

Best Pick - Wes Welker in the 5th was the best pick in his draft in my opinion. He is a BEAST in PPR leauges and he has to be happy to get him so late in the draft.

Worst Pick - Dwayne Bowe in the 7th round isn't a great pick. Mr. Bowe was on my do not draft list. I just don't think he is going to be a fantasy threat. He is this team's 3rd WR, which is not terrible...but if I had to pick a worst, it would be Dwayne.

Reach (Too early) Pick - I think Felix Jones was taken a tad bit early, but the rule of thumb is if you don't think he will be there in the next round, take him now. This is probably what he was thinking when he made this selection.

Grade - A minus. He has a good balance of proven and unproven players. He has one solid fantasy QB and his WRs and RBs have the potential to blow up and get bonus points every week. I really hate to say it, but I think this team is going to the playoffs.


So there it is....Pretty crazy live draft. It was a good time though. There was a TON of QBs gone with in the first 2 rounds. This is because we play PPC and we have two starting QB slots in our starting roster. We went in a snake order, which means that draft order goes 1st-8th, then 8th - 1st, then back again.

Yes, that does mean that whoever is 1st and last gets two picks in a row. Pretty nice.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this and as always, we will be continuing to do weekly Fantasy Football podcasts. So bookmark us and stay in touch.


P said...

I would have no problem with Bowe as my 3rd receiver.

But you better watch out, cuz by my count he is #4 on my team =)

Megatron, Anquan, Welker, Bowe.

thedoctor said...

@P - Yeah...totally missed that. I stand by my word though that he was your worst pick...I mean I had to pick one lol.

Fish said...

I think you picked Rogers a lil high, my league has more people and less players starting, I got Brees with my #1 (although I picked 9th out of 11), and portis with my snake pick. I love my WR's, hate my RB's. I drafted DMC late, but picked Fargas in the later rounds just in case. Best of luck with your season. . .

thedoctor said...

Same to you Fish.

A. Rodgers was my keeper from the previous year. Plus, in our format, points per completition, Mr. Rodger is going to get me a minimum of 40 points a game.

If I didn't keep him, he wasn't making it back to me.

Potts said...

I think the worst pick in the whole thing is your face!