First 2006 Fantasy Football Draft
Held my first Yahoo fantasy football draft yesterday. It was a public league, with standard Yahoo scoring configurations. My strategy going in are:
1) Won't draft a kicker or defense until the very end.
2) Focus on RBs and WRs in early rounds. Won't draft a QB until these are filled unless the QB is P Manning.
3) Won't draft a TE until all starting RB's, WR's and QB are chosen.
Below are my draft results with comments:
Round 1: Peyton Manning. I had the #5 draft in the first round, which meant I couldn't get the top 4 RB's. I really didn't want to draft any of the other RB's as my #1 pick. So, I decided to go with Manning.
Round 2: W. Dunn. With T J Duckett traded, Dunn will be the main man in the Atlanta backfield.
Round 3: W. McGahee. Now I have my two top RB's, although that's not a RB corp to get too excited abound. Will need some help later.
Roudn 4: S. Moss.
Round 5: D. Mason.
Round 6: L. Evans. Now my starting WR's are drafted.
Round 7: L. Smith. My TE.
Round 8: A. Green. He used to be Round 1 material.
Round 9: E. Wilford.
Round 10: J. Plummer.
Round 11: D. Rhodes.
Round 12: A. Bryant. Need a reason to watch 49ers on TV (I live in the Bay Area, but don't really follow the 49ers or the Raiders).
Round 13: K. Barlow.
Round 14: Tampa Bay.
Round 15: J. Kasey.
Recap: I went with 5 RB's, because I wasn't really confident with the two guys I have as my #1 and #2. Green used to be good, and Barlow used to be OK. Rhodes has potential. If one of the three pan out, and one of my top 2 RB's turn out okay, then I should be in good shape. I am not super confident with my WR corp, either, but I think this is a group that can contribute on a consistent basis. I am happy with my QB and TE positions.