Aug 26, 2008
Tonight is the night we finish up the remaining 6 rounds of the FantasyGuru.com Magazine Expert Draft. We do only 14 rounds in May, and then finish when things are more clear here in August.
My May draft went well, although I would have tweaked it had we started around now. Here’s my team so far:
Palmer, Carson CIN QB – 8 5.05
Addai, Joseph IND RB – 4 1.05
Forte, Matt CHI RB – 8 6.08
Maroney, Laurence NEP RB – 4 4.08
Williams, DeAngelo CAR RB – 9 8.08
Bruce, Isaac SFO WR – 9 10.08
Colston, Marques NOS WR – 9 3.05
Crayton, Patrick DAL WR – 10 9.05
Edwards, Braylon CLE WR – 5 2.08
Gage, Justin TEN WR – 6 11.05
Clark, Dallas IND TE – 4 7.05
Scheffler, Tony DEN TE – 8 12.08
Brown, Josh STL PK – 5 14.08
Cowboys, Dallas DAL Def – 10 13.0
I go mostly for upside in these final 6 rounds, and to protect any key players and get depth. Here’s how I’m ranking the remaining players for tonight’s draft. I hope no one in this league readers this (Caplan, if you’re reading, stop!)
Warner, Kurt ARI QB – Any other draft that goes until the end, I’d have him already, since I think I took him in like 5 leagues this year in the 15th round.
Favre, Brett NYJ QB – Someone’s getting lucky.
O’Sullivan, J.T. SFO QB – Worth a shot.
Perry, Chris CIN RB – Great depth option in this PPR league.
Hall, Andre DEN RB – We’re hearing some good things, could be the goal line back and have surprising value.
Jackson, Fred BUF RB – Really nice depth.
Thomas, Pierre NOS RB – Depth, and upside.
Ward, Derrick NYG RB – Will likely start a few games
Booker, Lorenzo PHI RB – Nice depth in a PPR
Jackson, Brandon GBP RB – Grant’s issues make him look better
Hightower, Tim ARI RB – Nice handcuff stash-and-hope RB
Betts, Ladell WAS RB
Bush, Michael OAK RB
Foster, Deshaun SFO RB
Faulk, Kevin NEP RB
Harrison, Jerome CLE RB – Might actually play a lot.
Royal, Eddie DEN WR – OK, he’s my guy now. You can accuse me of creating hype on this one because I think I’m right.
Morgan, Josh SFO WR – Still like him for sure, but I like Royal more. Morgan may have more upside, but Royal is a safer bet to see a lot of time all year.
Jackson, DeSean PHI WR – Could be gold in a PPR league.
Meachem, Robert NOS WR – Upside.
Henry, Chris CIN WR – Good depth.
Jones, James GBP WR – Should catch a lot of passes for a #3.
Hackett, D.J. CAR WR – Looking like a bust for 2008.
Davis, Andre’ HOU WR – Upside.
Battle, Arnaz SFO WR – Might have value in a PPR
Lloyd, Brandon CHI WR
Muhammad, Muhsin CAR WR
Miller, Zach OAK TE – Jesus, this is a steal in a PPR
Smith, L.J. PHI TE – Nice backup
Watson, Ben NEP TE
Boss, Kevin NYG TE
Keller, Dustin NYJ TE – Upside