Aug 12, 2008
Checking in real quick. In the next 10 days, I will be doing “Exert Drafts” for Yahoo Sports, NFL.com, CBS Sportsline.com, and Fox Sports. These are all the “featured” expert leagues on these sites, so it’s time to get down to business. I’ll post all of them as soon as I can. In fact, Yahoo’s is tonight, and I’ll have it up on the site tomorrow.
I gotta right this roster down, damn good draft in my opinion today for Yahoo. Here are my picks in order. 12-team, NON PPR league, TDs are 4 pts for passing.
Antonio Gates – Missed Bowe by 1 pick, which would have been ridiculous; couldn’t pass on the upside of Gates this late.
Fred Taylor – Ironically passed on some upside RBs for his stability b/c by team was looking so explosive.
Ricky Williams – Kind of liked him as my 4th back, maybe a rnd too high.
Bernard Berrian – Not bad as their #1 and my #3
Reggie Brown – At this point, he was clearly the best WR left.
Lorenzo Booker – Protected Westbrook; Booker is the handcuff.
Chicago – Still got a higher end D even as I held off.
Vince Young – Some upside as my backup.
Bobby Engram – Good value if he misses only 3-4 games.
Adam Vinatieri – Glad to get our #2 PK with my last pick.
This is a damn good example of the draft plan at work. Taking impact players early, letting some values coming to you, getting some depth, some value, and some upside. Good team.
Starting lineup would be:
QB: Tony Romo
RB: Brian Westbrook
RB: Willie Parker
WR: Marques Colston
WR: Calvin Johnson
WR: Bernard Berrian
TE: Antonio Gates
PK: Adam Vinatieri