Yep, Westbrook. And now that I have your attention...
Had the #2 pick in my 12 team league today. We keep 1 player, and start 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 DEF, 1 K. Standard scoring with .5 PPR (for WR and TE only).
I traded the #2 and #23 overall picks away for the 10th and 15th picks. Wanted to have two solid picks within the first couple rounds, instead of being on the fringes of the turn. Most importantly, I was worried about Charles not making it back to me at pick 2.11.
Keeper - RB Rashard Mendenhall
1.10 - WR Greg Jennings
2.03 - RB Jamaal Charles
3.02 - QB Matt Schaub
4.11 - WR Mike Sims-Walker
5.02 - RB Justin Forsett
6.11 - TE Brent Celek
7.02 - RB Ahmad Bradshaw
8.11 - WR Mike Wallace
9.02 - WR Derrick Mason
10.11 - QB David Garrard
11.02 - DEF Pittsburgh
12.11 - WR Jabar Gaffney
13.02 - WR Johnny Knox
14.11 - RB Brian Westbrook
Roster ends up looking as follows:
QB: Schaub, Garrard
RB: Mendenhall, Charles, Forsett, Bradshaw, Westbrook
WR: Jennings, Sims-Walker, Mason, Wallace, Gaffney, Knox
Westbrook explanation: considering that this is only August 8th, I felt that taking a kicker was a waste of a final pick. Not when there were a number of huge long-shot fliers to take. I would have grabbed a handcuff if they hadn't already been scooped up. Peterson or Benson could blow an ACL at any point between now and and the end of preseason...if it happens, wouldn't your rather have their handcuff on your roster already, instead of rushing to the waiver wire because you felt it was more important to stash Nate Kaeding away 4 weeks early?
In Westbrook's case, it's a total shot in the dark. I know he's been linked to St. Louis, and even to Denver today, with their RB injuries. If he goes to the right team, with the right situation, he suddenly has fantasy relevance; and then he's an injury away from being a total 15th round steal. Granted, I'm sure that doesn't happen...and if that's the case, I throw Westbrook away for a kicker at the end of preseason, and I'm no worse off for having held onto him for a couple weeks.
So, thoughts on the other 14 players? Leave a link, WHIR. Thanks!