We have a young man who is in the Marine Corps and has been part of our league for a number of years. This is the first year he has had difficulty getting draft picks in (he drafted via video phone from Iraq a few years ago) and he has asked me to help him out a little as he is in the middle of another deployment.
Here is our league scoring system:
Passing - 1 Pt per PaTD, 1 Pt per 75 PaYds, .5 Pt per 2 Pt Conversion, -1 Pt per INT, -1 Pt per FL
Rushing - 1 Pt per RuTd, 1 Pt per 33 RuYds, .5 Pt per 2 Pt Conversion, -1 Pt per FL
Receiving - 1 Pt per ReTd, 1 Pt per 33 ReYds, .5 Pt per 2 Pt Conversion, -1 Pt per FL
IDP Defense - 1 pt per sack (.5 for .5 sack), 1 pt per INT, 1 pt per TD, 1 pt per FF, 1 pt per 3 tackles, .5 pt per 3 assisted tackles
It is a 12 team keeper (up to 20 per year) and we start 2 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 K, 2 DL, 2 LB, 2 DB. Roster max is 30 players. If you keep fewer than 20, you are compensated with draft picks (so if you keep 6 - you start drafting in round 7). Available players are any NFL rookies and whatever was dropped.
A note - the league is a little QB crazy, so even a bad QB is worth having at this point.
Here is his roster:
QB - Kyle Orton, Jake Delhomme
RB - Joseph Addai
WR - Mike Sims-Walker, Roddy White, Braylon Edwards, DeMaryius Thomas
TE - Zach Miller
LB - Demeco Ryans, DJ Williams, London Fletcher
His first three picks were:
Round 9 - Jake Delhomme, QB
Round 10 - Braylon Edwards, WR
Round 11 - DeMaryius Thomas
I'm trying to help him out with some suggestions for picks, so I was wondering if anyone here could throw out suggestions for sleepers or ideas for his roster. We're now in round 12 (so try to think that about 130 players are off the board) and he has a pick coming up.
Best available at each position:
QB - Trent Edwards, Charlie Whitehurst, Derek Anderson, Seneca Wallace, Tim Tebow, Jimmy Claussen
RB - Ricky Williams, Ladanian Tomlinson, Thomas Jones, Chester Taylor, Tim Hightower, Laurence Maroney, Earnest Graham, Kevin Smith
WR - Derrick Mason, Donnie Avery, Antonio Bryant, Nate Burleson, Chris Chambers, Terrell Owens, Devin Hester, Dexter McCluster, Kevin Walter, Justin Gage
We're about 20 picks into the draft total, so most of the bigger name rookies are gone - still see Hardesty and Tate available. I don't pick for a while, so I'm just trying to give him a hand. Any suggestions?