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Postby Schelaq » Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:07 pm

i got this info from a web site I am mocking in and figure I would share the wealth...In this free mock update, we'll take a look at our fantasy draft observations:

Running Backs:
Priest Holmes/Ladanian Tomlinson – In 90% of the drafts that we have seen so far, Holmes/L.T. 2 are going #1 overall. Fantasy owners just aren't willing to pass on them and we certainly agree with that. Green/Alexander/Portis/McAllister are always the next 4 picks The order is the only thing that changes. That takes us through the top 6 overall, The interesting choices and players to look out for are the following:

1) Corey Dillon - We thought he might be a good value this year but
fantasy owners seem to understand that he really will benefit from playing with
the Patriots. It seems that he won't make it past the middle of the second
round.

2) Domanick Davis - Talk about overvalued. He's steadily getting closer
to being a first round pick. He's generally going by #15. You don't get
one point per catch, so there is no way he's worth taking in the first round.

2B) Brian Westbrook - In almost all cases, he's been selected as a fantasy
owners' #2 RB. We expect that trend to continue. Correll Buckhalter - He continues
to be undervalued, anywhere from late 5th-mid 7th round. He's an excellent third RB.
He's even more undervalued than we previously noted. Buckhalter is a steal in those rounds

3) Marshall Faulk - In the past two weeks or so, he's been dropping big time
(anywhere from #12-#18 overall). He is a questionable #2 fantasy RB
at this point but he's great in a #3 role.

4) Tyrone Wheatley - He's getting absolutely no respect at all. In fact,
we're seeing Justin Fargas going ahead of him in most drafts. We still
expect Wheatley to be their starting RB and he makes a nice option for
depth late in your draft. Wheatley is going to be one of the better values of
any position this season. In some drafts, Zereoue and Fargas are being selected
before him.

5) Jamal Lewis - If you thought you were going to steal him
at the end of the first round, think again. Despite his legal issues, we
have not seen him selected past #8 in almost every draft.

6) Rudi Johnson - His value is interesting. We have seen him
go as high as #10 or #11 and as low as a late second-round pick. So it's
very hard to gauge his value right now with fantasy owners. The longer Perry holds out
the better is value is.

7) Michael Bennett - He's starting to rise on draft board.
We are starting to see him go from a middle third-round pick to early third
or even late second round. Fantasy owners seem to understand his potential
if healthy as their second back and it also seems that you won't be able to
steal him as your third back anymore.

8) Charlie Garner - In most cases, you can get him as your
third RB. He looks like the starter and is looking good in camp.

9) Lee Suggs - He's no longer undervalued. In fact, he's
being selected as early as the fifth round. Some fantasy owners seem to be high
on him as we are.

10) Stephen Jackson - Before the Faulk rumors started to
surface, you could get him in rounds 8-10. That's no longer the case.
We're starting to see him go as early as the seventh round.

Courtesy of SuperJox.com
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Postby CC » Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:14 pm

What about Edge?
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Postby SwiperNoSwiping » Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:18 pm

very intersting insight...
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Postby jumpman8828 » Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:18 pm

Canadian_Cheesehead wrote:What about Edge?


I noticed he was missing too...
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Postby MadScott » Thu Aug 12, 2004 12:15 am

No Barlow news either.
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Postby Gunslinger » Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:42 am

Canadian Cheesehead wrote:What about Edge?


The interesting choices and players to look out for are the following:

I guess Edge is boring and someone that doesn't need to be looked out for.
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Postby Bmonkey » Thu Aug 12, 2004 9:33 am

yeah, great post. i wish we had more posts like this with more depth insights for each position.
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Postby Dub-Dub » Thu Aug 12, 2004 11:32 am

Great post (or find, if it was copied), though I have one comment, that I see often... example - Marshall Faulk, going between #12-18, yet comentary that he'd make a good #2 or a great #3!

Okay, explain to me how ANYONE could actually aquire him as their #3 back? He's going 12-18... that's where most are picking their 2nd, and possibly 1st back... if this holds true, could I also add, that Preist would put you in the running for a championship if you could have him as your #2 back?
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Postby Schelaq » Thu Aug 12, 2004 3:14 pm

Gentlemen: I appreciate the feedback. I was sent this mock draft update because I had joined a superjox league and had already done a bunch of mocks. I took the ones I felt were most important and cut some of the other stuff out. I will post some of the other RB's tonight if you are interested, check it out.
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Postby DraftDodger » Thu Aug 12, 2004 3:39 pm

I think the comment on Faulk going #12-#18 meant among RBs, meaning in an 8- or 10-team league he would sometimes fall to the first few picks of the third round. That would let the #1 or #2 Team pick Faulk as their 3rd RB if they drafted like 1.2, 2.9, 3.2 and chose all RBs. All you need for that to happen is for a few guys to draft a WR or QB in the first couple rounds, and for a few promising young players like Davis to go ahead of Faulk.
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