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Postby VHawk15 » Mon Dec 22, 2003 2:53 pm

After four seasons of playing fantasy football, I had come to realize just how important trading and FA pick-ups really were. So I then had the idea to intentionally draft horrible players and see how good I could make my team just by picking up players and trading. I did an auto-pick draft in a "competitive" Yahoo public league. Here were my draft picks:

1st round- Randy Fasani
2nd round- Ronald Curry
3rd round- Alvis Whitted
4th round- Karl Hankton
5th round- Jim Finn
6th round- Arizona
7th round- Hayden Epstein
8th round- R.J. Bowers
9th round- Nathan Poole
10th round- Ahmad Merritt
11th round- Bryan Gilmore
12th round- Cincinnati
13th round- Freddie Jones
14th round- Muhsin Muhammed
15th round- Tommy Maddox(How'd that happen?)

I then attacked the FA market with a passion.

Some of my first waiver wire pick-ups were as follows:

Santana Moss
Eric Parker
Moe Williams
Kelly Holcomb
Anquan Boldin
Garrison Hearst
Peter Warrick
Donte Stallworth
Robert Ferguson

As the season went on, I was able to get better pick-ups such as:

Domanick Davis
Trent Green
Koren Robinson
Jimmy Smith
Chad Pennington
Rudi Johnson
Corey Dillon
Michael Bennett
Mike Vanderjagt
Miami

I also did two major trades. Near the beginning of the season, I was able to trade Robert Ferguson and Donte Stallworth for Hines Ward. Based on the hype that Ferguson and Stallworth were receiving at the time, it wasn't that bad of a deal.

But the next trade I made changed my whole season. After Priest was having small injury troubles at the beginning of the season, I was able to convince him that he might miss significant time. So I traded Garrison Hearst and Moe Williams for Priest Holmes. Good one, eh?

My team finished with a 9-5 record, which was good enough for 2nd in the league. Going into the play-offs, my team was as follows:

QB- Pennington, Trent Green
WR- Koren Robinson, Hines Ward, Anquan Boldin, Jimmy Smith
RB- Priest Holmes, Michael Bennett, Rudi Johnson, Domanick Davis, Corey Dillon
TE- Randy McMichael
K- Mike Vanderjagt
D- Miami

But my dreams of my rag-tag team winning the championship were shattered in the first week of the play-offs when I lost to the #3 team in the league. But my team, never giving up, won this week by a score of 87-68, giving me the 3rd place title. Not bad for drafting Randy Fasani first.
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Postby Shatner8 » Mon Dec 22, 2003 3:08 pm

Thats pretty amazing. Nice trade too for Priest
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Postby deftdelivery » Mon Dec 22, 2003 3:48 pm

now that's the kinda story I wanna hear ;-D

Good work, I might try that sometime
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Postby emaja » Mon Dec 22, 2003 5:19 pm

Next year I might try that in a public league.

Maybe I can draft all kickers and see where that gets me.
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Re: The Most Unlikely 3rd Place Winner

Postby Mercer Boy » Mon Dec 22, 2003 6:19 pm

VHawk15 wrote:Here were my draft picks:

8th round- R.J. Bowers



Dude, I went to college with that guy! He did score a TD this year so he couldn't have been your worst pick...
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Re: The Most Unlikely 3rd Place Winner

Postby Thomas » Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:09 am

Wow, that's sort of how I won too! Most of my players were from FA pickups. My RBs were Taylor, Tiki. But I was later able to get EDGE, Davis, Dillon, Johnson, and Bennett. My first QB had always been Green, but my 2nd I boucned around throughout the season.
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Postby KingGhidra » Tue Dec 23, 2003 8:00 am

Wow, I actually giggled aloud as I read off your draft picks. People must've thought you were absolutely nuts. That trade for Priest did it for you. I dunno how you convinced a guy that the #1 fantasy player was gonna miss significant time early in the season, but thats luck for you sometimes. Most of my leagues, I can't get trades off to save my ass.

PS
Freddie Jones was a nice sleeper pick. ;)
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Postby moochman » Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:15 am

What's the big deal? I've been doing pretty much the same thing every year. I add a twist though. I draft my best team and procede to trade/waive/pick-up/not pick-up/start or not start the wrong players all season. Granted, it's more of a knack than a plan, and didn't work out as well for me, but it it what it is.

Seriously, great job.
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Postby VHawk15 » Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:12 pm

KingGhidra wrote:Wow, I actually giggled aloud as I read off your draft picks. People must've thought you were absolutely nuts. That trade for Priest did it for you. I dunno how you convinced a guy that the #1 fantasy player was gonna miss significant time early in the season, but thats luck for you sometimes. Most of my leagues, I can't get trades off to save my ass.


Yes, everyone in the league thought I was an idiot. But every reply I made to them was "Just wait." And the former Priest owner must have not known much about fantasy football because I was basically able to convince him that Priest was going to have to retire from football because of his injuries. :-)
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Postby Thomas » Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:00 pm

KingGhidra wrote:Wow, I actually giggled aloud as I read off your draft picks. People must've thought you were absolutely nuts. That trade for Priest did it for you. I dunno how you convinced a guy that the #1 fantasy player was gonna miss significant time early in the season, but thats luck for you sometimes. Most of my leagues, I can't get trades off to save my ass.

PS
Freddie Jones was a nice sleeper pick. ;)


I couldn't get any trades either. One guy did offer me a crippled Horn and EDGE for my kicker Elam. Elam at the time was banking 14 pts per game. I made it, Horn and Edge did jack, then they blew up! Which helped me a lot down the line.
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