spread eagles wrote:why would you trade draft picks without consulting the cafe first?
This. I think you're pretty toast, especially as none of your picks are top 5.
You have to go high-risk high-reward, IMO.
Foster/Rice/McCoy/Rodgers/Calvin Johnson/Chris Johnson/Brady/Brees WILL be gone by the time you pick. No ifs, ands, or buts.
If ANY of those fall, you take them. No questions asked.
For your four picks, I target the following high-risk high-reward draft:
One of Cam Newton/Matt Stafford (I prefer Stafford)
Two of Jamaal Charles/Darren McFadden/Forte/Mathews/MJD (that's my order of preference, though I bet Darren McFadden will also be gone)
All of these guys are POTENTIALLY tops at their positions. Obviously not expected to be, given injury risks (DMC/Charles) or still being unknown youngsters (Julio). But potentially. You need all 4 to hit to win.
By the time your 11th rounder rolls around, you need to grab every single potential stud sleeper you can find, no matter if they're a handcuff or not. Brandon LaFell, Jacquizz Rodgers, Isaiah Pead, Evan Royster, Rashad Jennings, Titus Young. I'd grab Kyle Rudolph at TE (I assume the rest of the good ones will be long gone).
Only once you've filled out your starting roster and at least 3 RB/WRs, go ahead and reach for a defense. I hate drafting defenses early, but with 14 teams, you do run into the issue of grabbing a bad one. Then fill in the rest of your RB/WRs and a bench QB (Flynn or Locker probably).