Who is the #8 pick in rookie dynasty league drafts? You are voting on who will have the best fantasy football production in the NFL over the next 4 or 5 years with the team on which the player was just drafted, NOT who will have the best year in 2011. Assume standard scoring (1 pt. per 10 yards rushing / receiving, and no PPR) Also please assume that you have a balanced roster and don't have a great specific need for a QB, WR, etc.
Feel free to discuss the pros and cons of these players - this could be helpful for some and generate some good discussion. If you'd like to vote for a player NOT on this list, then please vote "other" and make a post to discuss the player. This will serve as a write-in vote for that player.
If I have the #8 pick, I think I'm doing everything I can to trade it but since that's not an option I chose Delone Carter because of Baldwin's bust potential and Carter's relatively good situation. Brown isn't all that well liked by the team, and isn't likely to just start producing and Addai, while a good blocker and pass catcher has been injury prone and somewhat ineffective the last few years. Many project Carter to get GL Carries maybe not right off the bat, but by the end of the season.
Carter. This late in the 1st picks are a gamble, and I'm not looking to gamble on WRs, who take 3 years to even see if they will breakout, RBs will show if they are worth anything in their first two years. If I'm going to waste a pick, I want a quick turnover. Roster spots are important, and even more important to know your needs and how to draft and trade.
Went Vereen, though gave serious consideration to Carter. Many of the pluses and minuses for Carter were given above. Vereen, though more talented IMO, faces stronger competition at the position and, more importantly, a coaching staff that has a tendency to split up RB duties among a number of RBs.
Gave no consideration to Baldwin. At all. Whatsoever. I actually spat at his name on my monitor. Oh, and someone voted "Other"- I'm curious who this Other was and what the reasoning was.