Jun 12, 2009
I’m doing an expert mock draft today for one of the Fanball magazines, available on newsstands this summer. This is a 12-teamer and it’s NOT a PPR league. It’s also a league that gives 6 points per TD pass. It’s a pretty basic setup overall:
Draft: 12 teams, Snake draft, 90 seconds per pick
16 rounds (1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 FLEX, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 DEF, 7 bench)
Scoring: Rush/Rec TD= 6 pts., Pass TD=4 pts., 10 yds rushing/rec.= 1 pt., 25 yds. passing= 1 pt., FG= 3 pts., PAT= 1 pt.
Defense: TD= 6 pts., Sack, INT or FF= 1 pt.
I’ll be posting my picks as I make them, starting at 3pm ET.
1st pick, 7th overall – All the good young RBs were gone, so it was between Jackson and LT, I took LaDainian Tomlinson.
2nd pick – Between Barber and Wayne, and I felt the need to secure a stud WR, so I took Reggie Wayne.
4:00: Sorry, something came up during the draft, so I’ll post all my picks. It’s only a mock, so I didn’t pay a lot of attention to it given what came up here in the office.
5:09: Ok, I’m back and the draft is over. While drafting something came up here in the new office building, so I literally could only run to my computer when the draft site’s “Now it’s your turn” announcement came, so I couldn’t cross players off my cheat sheet and just haphazardly took players. Still did decently, though.
3rd pick: I didn’t love the pick, but it’s not a PPR league, so TDs are heavy, I took Ryan Grant.
4th pick: I wanted a younger studly receiver, and Antonio Bryant was the best on the board. He’s still playing for a big contract, so hopefully he stays focused.
5th pick: Little surprised he was still there, so I grabbed Thomas Jones. Not exactly a sexy team, but that was a value.
6th pick: It’s 6 points per TD pass, so the QBs were flying off the board. When I took Jay Cutler, he was easily the best on the board. Even McNabb was gone.
7th pick: I wanted Devin Hester here, but I took a chance he was fall back to me and snapped up the safer Torry Holt, who I like a nice little value this year.
8th pick: Hester was still there, so I had a tough choice: Hester or TE Greg Olsen. I love Olsen, but there were several other good TEs available, so I went with Devin Hester as my #4 WR.
9th pick: Olsen was long gone, but I felt okay taking John Carlson.
10th pick: My RB corps is ancient, but at least I made it deep when I took Willis McGahee. Certainly worth taking in the 10th round for God’s sake.
11th pick: My boy Mark Clayton was there, so he’s a nice #5 WR.
12th pick: The backup QBs are slim, so I grab Jason Campbell.
13th pick: Top defense on my board, Philadelphia Eagles
14th pick: RB Depth Correll Buckhalter.
15th pick: More RB depth, Tashard Choice.
16th pick: My PK is Garrett Hartley
QB: Jay Cutler
RB: LaDainian Tomlinson
RB: Ryan Grant
Flex: Thomas Jones/Devin Hester/Torry Holt
WR: Reggie Wayne
WR: Antonio Bryant
TE: John Carlson
PK: Garrett Hartley
DT: Philadelphia Eagles
Bench: Jason Cambell, Willis McGahee, Correll Buckhalter, Tashard Choice, Mark Clayton