I'm never one to give up on my high picks this early in the season but ERoyal is dangerously close to changing that. It's not just the lack of production, but it's the sheer lack of involvement with the offense in general. If I'm able to land a decent guy from the WW this week, he's gone. If he manages to hold on one more week and still fails to produce, he's being outright dropped next week.
Agreed on those higher round picks... I have lost players to INJ.. and now am pulling hair out with a couple others.. had high hopes for Henry and Housh.. <tick tock> I may get wild and pick up Sims-Walker and drop one of those chuckleheads!
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Already gave up on: James Davis, Chris Henry (not high draft picks, but there was a ton of hype surrounding them).
Giving up on this week: Zach Miller (took him as the 83rd pick overall in a 12-team draft, which translates to late 7th round. His QB situation is awful, and I don't see much room for improvement. I really regret not taking Owen Daniels, who went 6 picks later, or even waiting till the last round and picking up Celek or Keller, both of whom were generating a lot of hype). I'm targeting other TEs via trade and put in a claim for Vernon Davis, dropping Miller.
Hanging by a thread: Braylon Edwards - 4th round pick (38th overall). I cannot forgive myself for this, I was listening to a friend who claimed "expert" knowledge of the NFL. I was indecisive here between Housh and Vincent Jackson, my gut told me to go VJax, but my dumb friend kept insisting that B. Edwards was going to have a huge bounce-back year and to just "trust him" on this pick. He later disparaged my DeSean Jackson pick in the 6th. To think my receiving core could have been Colston, DeSean, and Vincent... He also suggested I take Miller in the 7th. What a moron.
Moral of the story, always draft the team YOU want to draft on draft day. Trust in your research more so than anything else, and always go with your gut, not the rantings of inept friends!
by jake_twothousandfive » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:00 pm
Donnie Avery's in my doghouse. I haven't completely given up on him (a lot of his struggles are a byproduct of being on such a bad team and not necessarily faults of his own), but he needs to start showing something soon.
I had him pegged as a player on the rise in the preseason. Now he's starting to look like one of my biggest misreads...