Aug 14, 2008
Next draft is today, for NFL.com, this one will be featured on the site, so I need to stand out and draft well. It’s 6 pts for all TDs, and last year I got pinched a little at QB and had to take Marc Bulger. My first pick was Steven Jackson, and I lost Andre Johnson for most of the season, and also Ronnie Brown. So you can imagine how my season went (I was actually in the playoff picture until the final week).
I drew the 5th pick. I wish I could get some picks at the end o the 1st to see how it goes, but I keep drawing higher picks, totally by chance.
This pick is interesting because I may take Tom Brady. I really don’t want to, but I don’t want Steven Jackson at this point, too risky 5th overall. And I am a little worried about Frank Gore because it’s not a PPR league. With the TDs counting as 6 pts, Brady is very safe. Or, if someone else takes him, I’ll just snap up Joe Addai. I hope that’s the case. If I do get Addai, I’ll likely take a QB in the 3rd, hopefully Brees. If not, I may wait until like the 5th for Ben Roethlisberger or Derek Anderson. Or I could get hosed again. If I do, I’ll grab Matt Schaub an maybe Jay Cutler later. I may even get 3 QBs.
We’ll see, I’ll be posting the results as I can while the draft is rolling, starting at 4pm ET.
Here’s my projected starting lineup (PPR and 6 pts for passing TDs). Love this team.
QB: Tony Romo
RBs: Joe Addai, Michael Turner
Flex: Chris Johnson
WRs: Larry Fitzgerald, Brandon Marshall, Chris Chambers
TE: Owen Daniels
PK: Nick Folk
Hard to do much better than this, folks.
6:15: May favorite last pick of the draft: Kurt Warner. Yeah, I could be hurting if Romo goes down early and Leinart is still starting, but there are some guys out there still (Garcia, Edwards, etc).
6:05: First time I took a PK before the final round, but couldn’t pass on our #1 kicker, Nick Folk.
6:00: Just missed out on TE Zach Miller, so I grabbed Michael Pittman for some depth and potential.
5:55: Why not, in a PPR league? Bobby Engram as my #5 in the 14th round.
5:50: Didn’t really want to do it, but no sense in messing around, grabbed Dominic Rhodes for my Addai pick.
5:45: Wow, first time I did it all year, but had to take the best starter on the board: Minnesota Defense. 11th round was good enough for me since I love the rest of my team. Could be a knock-out blow.
5:40: My chance paid off, I got Owen Daniels in the 10th round of this PPR league. Unreal.
5:30: I took a chance TE Owen Daniels would fall to the next round because all but me and another team had a TE. That other team had 2 picks in front of me, but I tool the chance with Jerious Norwood. Keep in mind I have Turner.
5:25: Still looking for WR depth, glad to take a flyer on Anthony Gonzalez. If Harrison has issues, I’m golden.
5:21:BTW, just missed Bowe again in the last round. For this round, needed a #3 and I liked Chris Chambers, especially with Gates a little iffy.
5:12: OK, now I’m ready to take a knockout shot, my flex starter is: Chris Johnson.
5:05: Another safe pick, but pretty good value for Michael Turner.
4:49: Since I played thins safe with Addia, I went for the gusto with Brandon Marshall. Just before I did, I IM’d with my buddy who covers the team and he told me that Marshall promised to him yesterday it’ll be 2 games. We’ll see, but his upside is massive in a PPR.
4:07: It WAS a PPR league, so it was Gore or Joe Addai. Could pull the trigger on Gore over the very safe Addai. Had I picked 6th, it would have been Gore.
4:21: Things are going well, got Larry Fitzgerald in this PPR league and Tony Romo (6 PTs per passing TD pass).