I always find that I am satisfied with my team when I take a ton of RBs and WRs early, so I have never taken Manning in a draft. That being said, I'd probably take him in the third round if I picked up two RBs in the first two rounds. He will never fall that far though, so I probably won't ever take him.
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maddog60 wrote:Any of the last 3 picks in the 2nd round.
I just took Manning with the 7th pick in the 2nd round of a ten team league.. I wasnt too keen on it, but it seemed to be the best value pick for the spot (granted I grabbed LJ with the 4th overall pick, but I dont think he'll hold out, and its a keeper)
Honestly, I expect a Manning closer to his 2005 numbers than his 2006 numbers. As such, I think he's a borderline pick around number 8 overall.
My top 7 are LT S-Jax LJ Gore Addai Parker Alexander
Then I'd give Manning a long look, but still might pass in favor of Westbrook, Maroney, or Henry. I'd definitely rather have Manning than Rudi, call me crazy if you want to.
Conclusion- somewhere between 8th and 11th. He'll be a first round pick in my 12 team league this year, probably going 8th overall. I have the fifth pick, so I'll be taking his backfield mate in all likelihood.