since I am being forced to autodraft I've actually worked on pre-ranking my players for the first time. did a mock draft and came up with this team. I will be happy if I can get anything close to this.
Your Team -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. C.J. Spiller (Buf - RB) 2. Maurice Jones-Drew (Jac - RB) 3. Tom Brady (NE - QB) 4. Danny Amendola (NE - WR) 5. Fred Davis (Was - TE) 6. James Jones (GB - WR) 7. Brian Hartline (Mia - WR) 8. San Francisco (SF - DEF) 9. Josh Brown (NYG - K) 10. Shane Vereen (NE - RB) 11. Rueben Randle (NYG - WR) 12. Andre Roberts (Ari - WR) 13. New York (NYG - DEF) 14. Dustin Keller (Mia - TE) 15. Matt Flynn (Oak - QB)
I like 11th. I'm hoping being in the middle of such a large group will lead me to be able to draft a more balanced team skill-wise than what some of you guys near the top or the bottom of the order will end up with. Spread out the talent so when the key guy on your team inevitably gets injured you aren't totally screwed.
I've been debating my first pick for three days now, basically since the moment I found out I got first pick. I mean, I know who I'm going to get, but I've been second guessing myself repeatedly. And I doubt many of you can guess who I'm going to get
I think it's the only other logical choice...right? If he's not gonna take Peterson it either means he doesn't think he'll be the best fantasy back (bold move, Cotton!) or he's not gonna take a running back. If he's not gonna get a running back, then it makes the most sense to look at a quarterback. When your next two players won't come until 38 picks down the road, it could be a good idea to get the best player at the highest scoring position. If this is his mindset and he is a real Saints fan then who else could the pick be but the Breesus?
Or he's just f*cking with Funky Munky. The best running back should go first.
I figured someone would catch on. I still have three days to decide, but I'm going to pull an Indianapolis Colts 2012 and let out a secret about my pick. I'm going to finally have Breesus.
I have five reasons for me picking Number 9:
1. I was in six leagues last year (only in 3 this year) and all I wanted was to get Brees in just one, but it didn't happen. This may be my only chance because in the other two leagues I'm going to be in are filled with other Saints fans.
2. In a typical 10 team league, the depth at QB is deep enough to be okay with waiting til even the 6th or 7th round and get a pretty decent guy (even though the difference in him and the tenth best last year, Andrew Luck, was 109 points!). The diff in Brees and the 15th (Joe Flacco - 153 point difference), and Brees and the 20th guy (Ryan Fitzpatrick - 170 point difference) is pretty tremendous. That was also a down year for him as compared to the previous year. In 2011, Brees topped the 20th best QB, Colt McCoy, by 295 points!
3. Brees has scored the most fantasy points in the league out of all players for the past two years in a row (depending on the scoring system of whatever league you are in. In some scoring formats, Aaron Rodgers beat him in 2011 by 4 points). With Sean Payton back, it will only help his numbers. He looked like his 2011 self against the Raiders, who suck I get it, but I didn't really see that out of him last season.
4. Predicting the top RB is nearly impossible. Every year is someone new, although about 5-7 guys are very consistent. I DO think that AP is going to be top 3 this year, but he will not have the kind of year he had last year. Basically, 5-7 of y'all are going to have great RBs that you picked up in Round One. Another 3-5 of us are going to have great RBs that we picked up in some later round that surprises everyone. But, Drew Brees is a guaranteed top QB every single season. The only way he isn't is if he gets hurt, in which case I'm going to be a total mess emotionally anyway. Which leads me to my final reason...
5. This league's scoring system was made for Drew Brees. 27 points/game in 2012. 30 points/game in 2011.
My depth at the other positions will all depend on how well I can pick the right dark horses, I know this. This might lose me a real shot at winning the league, but only if AP has a repeat year and Brees has a down year.
At the very least, I can cheer for my team and not cheer for Matt Ryan ever again.
In my opinion, running backs are so shallow that not grabbing AP or Foster is a huge mistake. They are pretty much the only two guarantees to get 90%+ of their teams carries. Everyone else is a split back, and I don't see Doug Martin repeating last year. QB and WR are pretty deep.