gatorman1122 wrote:Here's my advance New Year's Resolution for FF
1st rd-whatever pick: try to get Peyton Manning or Daunte Culpepper
2nd rd-get Randy Moss, TO, McNabb
3rd rd-2nd rate RB
4th rd-2nd/3rd rate RB
don't draft TE, K, or D
If I can't get manning/culpepper/mcnabb, wait til rds 7-8 for 2nd/3rd rate qb
Basically, I'm just trying to get Manning or Culpepper, which pretty much solidifies my playoff spot.
Honestly, I'm gonna do the same thing I did last year - and that's draft running backs like they're going out of style. But drafting running backs doesn't just mean using your first couple picks on quality guys, but on doing your homework, and figuring out who the value picks are gonna be. In the first eight rounds this year, I drafted 5 running backs (first two picks Taylor and Rudi), 2 wide receivers, and 1 qb... and I'm 9-1.
I'll only have to "think about it" if I get the #1 or #2 pick. I expect that Manning and C-Pep will go 1-2 in my redraft league next year. After those two, I consider the rest of the QBs in the "middle" to be a wash. McNabb has had a very good season, but point wise (at least with my league settings), guys like Brett Favre, Marc Bulger, Drew Brees and Jake Plummer have been just as effective, and were a much better bargain in the draft. Plummer went in round 8 and Brees was a waiver wire save-my-season pick up. Bottom line - I wouldn't even take McNabb if he was on the board in round 3 (and no, my name is not Rush).
Of course, all of this depends on settings. If you play a 2 WR, 2 RB league, drafting wide receivers like Moss and TO early is important. If you play with more flexibility, you can gamble a bit more at the WR position.
But, the guys at the top of my draft list next year, outside of Manning and C-Pepp are going to all be running backs (Tiki, Priest, Alexander, Ahman, LT2, Martin, Deuce, Edge, Portis, Jamal Dillon, Brown). Honestly, I hope I have the corner (10-11) pick next year. I'll probably snag some crazy combo of Deuce, Jamal, Edge, Portis, Dillon and Brown. The guy who drafts Peyton #1 overall is still going to have to deal with the reality that his #1 running back is going to be Warrick Dunn or Michael Pittman.