Sep 6, 2008
Just got back from the Rotobowl Draft, and wanted to share my team. Had a nice draft, although I lost focus late. It is a long day. Adam Caplan and Zap from our staff drafted today. We’ll get their draft up somewhere soon, and Adam and I decided before the draft to have a little competition to see who scores the most points and keep track of it each week.
Here’s my draft, PPR league, picked 2nd.
Brian Westbrook – Over Peterson in this PPR league.
Tony Romo – Just before the draft Zap reminded me how important the QBs were in this league last year and I am enamored with Romo’s potential, so I strayed from my own rankings and passed on Clinton Portis. I also did so because I knew the key rookie RBs would be available for me later, and they were.
Brandon Marshall – Little early, but I just had to have this beast.
Greg Jennings - Feel pretty good to get him here, since the WRs were going really fast and I opted for Romo in the 2nd over some good ones.
Dwayne Bowe -Solid #3.
Matt Forte – Feel even better about him after interviewing him on Friday night, great kid. Listen to the interview on the homepage.
Chris Johnson – I play to win in these leagues, and I took him over Kevin Smith simply for the upside and his juice.
Felix Jones – Since I held off on RB, I loaded up here. I can actually start 4 RBs in this league, and he could be my 4th.
Kevin Walker – Love him in a PPR league, and didn’t mess around with a couple of Guru subscribers in the draft. He’s my 4th WR.
Chris Cooley – He fell because of the poor output Thursday, but he was a value. I missed Vernon Davis by 1 pick, and he could have been a nice upside choice. But Cooley’s numbers will be there once they get their passing game going.
Kenny Watson – Like him a lot as my 5th back. All he needs to be very strong is a Chris Perry injury. I think that will be forthcoming.
Sidney Rice - Solid upside as my 5th WR.
Pierre Thomas – Time for some upside potential, even though he doesn’t really have a role right now.
Lorenzo Booker – Started drifting here, but I have Westbrook, so he was a smart pick.
Jon Kitna – Solid enough backup.
James Jones - Some potential and also some protecction for Jennings.
Eagle Defense – One thing I did miss out on was a really good D, but Philly could come through for sure.
Michael Bush - Why the hell not in the 18th round.
Rob Bironas - Passed on some safer choiced, but he has upside.
John Carlson – A subscriber took Zach Miller early, or else I’d be owning him. Carlson was a #2 pick, he will start, and they need him, so he could surprise.
Projected Starting lineup:
QB: Tony Romo
RBs: Brian Westbrook, Matt Forte
WRs: Brandon Marshall, Greg Jennings. Dwayne Bowe
TE: Chris Cooley
Flex (2): Chris Johnson, Felix Jones/Kevin Walter
I’d give this draft an 8 out of 10. Could have been a little better, but hard to do too much better than this.