The horror. The horror.
1 and 2 are common sense.
3 Buy a draft kit? Or, don't and save yourself a few bucks.
4 Hint #4 should never begin with 'Try to guess'
5 Drafts are rarely 'shocked'. After you go WR/WR people will say 'huh. I wonder who will take at RB after I take RB X?'.
6 Well I would at least put this as #5 so teams don't go 2 rounds without a RB1 - but they shouldn't be too surprised when Brady disappoints when the Patriots draft McFadden and Brady only throws for 28 TD's and 4000 yards.
7 You mean RB's from weak passing teams like the Jets, Carolina, and Oakland?
8 You don't get a 'double point effect'. If your WR scores 1 TD, he gets credit for 1 TD. Same with the QB. For every Brady/Moss owner out there, there is a Palmer/Johnson or Bulger/Holt owner less than happy with their studly duo. Romo wasn't considered a stud QB going into the draft, so Romo/TO probably doesn't qualify.
I don't generally boost or lower a players value based on whether I own a teammate of his, but when I do it is probably more negative with my early picks. I'd probably rather couple a WR3/4 with my stud QB than my WR1.
9 thru 12 are common sense.
13 is just stupid.
14 makes 13 look like a brilliant hint, and I'm a little disappointed you actually suggest this.
15 Duh! Happens every year. This is why you could wait at QB and pick Romo, Big Ben, Favre, etc. and do OK without Brady.
16 Yeah, pretty much every year. WR's and QB's too. Frustrating ain't it?
17 Well the 'next in line' RB is pretty much all you got to choose from after 'shocking the draft' into a WR run.
18 ...or how about this novel concept.... RB/RB? TAKE A RB! In fact, take two if you want.
19 The draft isn't a chess match. You aren't 'countering' other people's rosters. Draft the best players for your team.
20 Gee., ya think?
21 Not advised unless you follow rule #2.
22 Should probably be #3 at a minimum, probably #1a. Targeting players to draft goes hand in hand with mock drafting.
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