Team name: tdfm (test draft for me) Normal scoring, 1 qb, 2rb, 3wr, 1te, 1 def, 1 K, 1 flex
10 Team, pick 10
RD1: Larry Fitzgerald Rd2: Andre Johnson Rd3: Jonathan Stewart Rd4: Kevin Smith Rd5: Thomas Jones Rd6: Pierre Thomas Rd7: Carson Palmer Rd8: Desean Jackson Rd9: Joe Addai Rd10: Derrick Mason Rd11: CHI Defense Rd12: John Carlson Rd13: Mushin Muhammed Rd14: Julius Jones Rd15: Matt Prater
Team: QB: Carson Palmer RB: Jon Stewart, Kevin Smith, Thomas Jones, Pierre Thomas, Joe Addai, Julius Jones WR: Andre Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Desean Jackson, Derrick Mason, Mushin Muhammed TE: John Carlson DEF/ST: Chicago K: Matt Prater
*edit: awesome, there is no flex. Went with the WR 1st approach, I didnt really see that any of the guys at the end of round one who offered the value that the two Wrs did
I went with Stewart in the 3rd because I think that he is going to come on strong this year. His only recent injury was his toe, I dont think he got banged up that much in college and once he came back he was a beast putting up 800+ yards and double digit TDs. Deangelo will definitely take a lot of carries away, but my thought is that Stewart will have a more prominent role in the offense. If he doesnt pan out, hopefully one of my other running backs will be having a good season to where its an easy replacement.
Not having a flex hurts, I thought there was one. I decided to drop Julius Jones, and pick up Plaxico Burress who would have been my last pick if I had picked a kicker earlier. I figure someone will pick up Plax, and he could have a strong season. For a UDFA, the reward factor is really high.
Edit: I also did WR-WR last year in a few of my leagues (Moss, Edwards) when I picked later in the draft. I almost went with Moss again in the 2nd round, I am kinda regretting not going with him now that Brady is back. But the way I see it, if the players on the board are the guys who are 1200 yard rushers with around 9-11TDs a year..awesome, but if I can get two WRs who have a total of around 3000yards between them and around 20-25Tds between them then why not. You can always get some solid runningbacks in the 3rd and 4th and a QB later. I think Im going to go with Carson a lot this year, he was banged up last year and I think his value will be low while he may end up being a stud.
While I think that Andre Johnson and Randy Moss are the top 2 WR this year, with Fitz being right there, I still don't see the depth at RB to compete for a 'ship, especially with Palmer at the helm. He's a good sleeper pick maybe at backup then bring him in if someone goes down or if he catches fire. But to start Palmer and a couple of second year guys is very risky. It could pay off huge, especially in a PPR league, but with big question marks on Thomas Jones, Carson Palmer, Johnathon Stewart, and Pierre Thomas it's going to be difficult to get all those stars aligned. Your duo at WR will save you some weeks bu not every week... I give you a 'B' and only because of RB depth and QB reliability.
Fair enough. I have a lot of faith in Palmer this year, and if he doesnt catch fire then I just go through the season switching between him and UDFA Chad Pennington. They will be at the very least servicable. The nice thing, which also hurts is that there are only 2 starting RBs, so even if one or two of them are not preforming I can always rely on at least the other 2 or 3 that I do have. I thought where I picked TJ, and Pierre was great value, I was considering Desean Jackson there but I passed and got him later.
I would agree with what has been said thus far and add that the only time i would Ever consider going wr/wr is in PPR.. I would have taken Fitz and then best availible rb with the 11th pic...followe by a qb qnd another wr with the next bac 2 bac pics... In a 13 game season...this team wins 5/6 IMHO and mayby less