Hey everyone! I just had my first draft of the year this weekend. Some things I like ... some things I don't. Fortunately, only being a 10-team league makes it a little more forgiving for correcting mistakes. The scoring might be a little different from what you're used to, and I tried to keep that in mind when drafting. Yardage scoring is 25 yds/pt passing, 20 yds/pt receiving, 15 yds/pt rushing. All TDs are 6 pts, all turnovers -2. 0.5 PPR. Kicking and defensive scoring is pretty standard. We use IDPs: 2 linemen, 2 backs, and 2 flex (which is the only place linebackers can play). If you don't know anything about IDP scoring, it's ok if you ignore it (it's 1pt/tackle and pass deflection, 0.5pt/assist, and 2 pts for big plays like sacks/INTs/blocks/forced fumbles and recoveries). Other starting roster spots are: QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, TE, R/W flex, W/T flex, K, DEF. There are 6 bench spots.
I drafted in the 8 spot, and this is what I got (round and position in parentheses):
QB: Rodgers (4.03), Palmer (18.03)
RB: S Jackson (1.08), Addai (5.08), R Bush (7.08), R Rice (9.08), D Ward (11.08), L McCoy (19.08), James Davis (22.03)
WR: R Moss (2.03), G Jennings (3.08), Ochocinco (6.03), Chris Henry (15.08), Burleson (20.03), Harvin (21.08)
TE: Olsen (8.03)
K: M Crosby (24.03)
DEF: Packers (23.08)
DL: Jared Allen (10.03), Trent Cole (14.03)
DB: Adrian Wilson (13.08), Y Bell (16.03)
D: Ruud (12.03), DJ Williams (17.08)
Not a big fan of picking 8th. My plan was to go best RB available in rnd 1, and get one of the mega-stud WRs on the turnaround. Since QBs score very well with these setting, I wanted to get a good one. Rnd 10 is when I started looking at IDPs, and I waited on K and DEF until the end.
QB: Well, I wanted a big scoring QB so I'm happy here. In the past in this league, I've noticed teams don't win with average QBs. Plus I live in Wisconsin, so as long as I have to watch all the games I might as well have something to root for
I figure Palmer's upside was worth taking him as a backup. If he does great, I'll probably look to trade him.
RB: The part of my team I'm least happy with. Everyone has a question mark about them. I guess that's the sacrifice you make when only selecting 1 RB in the 1st 4 rounds. I thought SJax was the best guy on the board in round one, but I had to hold my nose when making the pick. I guess if he stays healthy he's a stud in ppr. I missed McFadden by 1 spot in round 5, and made another nose-holding pick with Addai. I actually like the value I got with Bush, Rice, and Ward, though they all have their uncertainties. And I threw in a couple of late-round handcuffs. You can see I went for volume here, hoping that by the bye weeks I'll have at least 3 serviceable guys.
WR: I like my top 3. Then I took a break from WRs (didn't like the value I'd be getting), so I took flyers on Henry, Burleson, and Harvin much later on.
TE: Olsen was the 6th TE off the board. I'm happy with the pick for where I made it.
K/DEF: Eh ... I stuck to my guns and ignored it until the end (there were actually DEF and kicker runs much earlier in the draft). I'm not committed to them, and might have to drop them to cover the byes.
IDPs: I think I got some of the top guys at each spot. Obviously, I have no backups so that will have to be addressed when the byes roll around. I just prefer to start the draft using the bench to cover the skill positions (especially taking chances on WRs and RBs).
There are still some ok guys on the WW. At RB, there are RBBC parts, TD-vulture candidates, and handcuffs: Jamaal Charles, Fred Taylor, Earnest Graham, Cadillac Williams, Edge, Ricky Williams, Hightower, Michael Bush, Betts, Hillis, Coffee, to name a few. Some intriguing WR options left: Josh Morgan, Steve (the other one) Smith, Hakeem Nicks, Camarillo. If he's a starter, Morgan interests me. Though I'm not sure which bench player I'd drop for him. And I'll have to drop a couple of bench players by week 4 anyway, to cover byes on defense.
Any comments/suggestions? Leave a link and I'll look at your team in return.