I officially have sympathy for those forced to partake in drafts where a) the players don’t know what they’e doing b) the computer picks for them or c) both.
I finally did the teenager draft I talked about a week or so ago. We had the 8th pick in a 12-teamer, and of course it was only 14 rounds so some great players were left on the board. I couldn’t imagine having to account for some bad picks and most especially for the fact that many players were being picked on auto pilot, but now I can. That meant having to take Tony Romo in the 5th just because we had to get a good option, and being forced to take the Ravens D in the 7th (granted, this league was *very* heavy on defense and points and yardage allowed.
Man, this was annoying, but here’s how the draft went.
1 – Willie Parker
2 – Laurence Maroney – Took him over Henry because I knew I could get Sammy Morris. Of course I didn’t because it was only 14 rounds and it was take Morris or like Jerious Norwood. If I could do it over I would take Steve Smith or Chad Johnson because [...]
As we updated our players to avoid article this week, I took a look at the receivers, and it’s definitely a motley crew. There are definitely some bad vibes surrounding some bigger name receivers, so let’s take another look.
Plaxico Burress – He’s been on the list to avoid from day one, and the vibes keep getting worse. I would expect him to be ready for Week One, but I’m not touching him. He’s been out or limited all summer, and now he has the lingering back issue popping up again this week. In between the back and ankle issues, he had the flu last week. None for me, thanks.
Chris Chambers – He’s been on the list for weeks, and now he’s the subject of trade rumors. I keep saying it over and over again: Ted Ginn is an elite talent. Chambers is never going to be a top-end receiver, and the Dolphins know that. I wouldn’t take him if he offered to mow my lawn for taking him.
Torry Holt - He made it on the list this week. His knee issue is lingering. I think Holt will play through the issue all year, as he basically did last year. But between the knee and the new toys for Marc Bulger, [...]