Jun 8, 2012
I have been buried with our player profiles, which are larger than ever this year, so I have neglected to keep anyone interested up-to-speed on this ongoing dynasty league startup draft. Here’s a quick review of my picks since I’ve last touched base.
First six picks (reviewed in previous posts):
1.03 Newton, Cam CAR QB
2.10 Peterson, Adrian MIN RB
3.03 Welker, Wes NEP WR
4.10 Brown, Antonio PIT WR
5.03 Spiller, C.J. BUF RB
Quick review of the rest:
6.10 – Hernandez, Aaron NEP TE – My team name is “Gurrific,” so my picks better be. Hernandez fits the bill. Yes, there are more mouths to feed, but worrying about that, at this point, is paralysis by over-analysis. Hernandez is very young at 23.
7.03 – Turner, Michael ATL RB – Everyone seems to think he’ll fall off a cliff this year, but there’s actually little evidence of that other than the date on his birth certificate. Obviously, he’s a year-to-year guy in a dynasty league, but I needed someone to hang my hat on in this year in case AP has issues.
8.10 – Bush, Michael CHI RB – Guess what? He’s your lead back in 2013. You can mark that down in pen. So while not the greatest pick for the long-term, this is a value for the next 1-2 years at worst.
9.03 Floyd, Malcom SDC WR – Nothing special here, but solid veteran depth, and he’s essentially the top wideout in what should be a good offense.
10.10 Holmes, Santonio NYJ WR – This one’s based mainly on talent, and Holmes’ is still very good. All the other things not so much, but this was a later pick.
11.03 Gerhart, Toby MIN RB – Could not mess around with AP on my team. I do want to win now, so had to pull the trigger on a guy who was actually really productive late last year.
12.10 Thomas, Daniel MIA RB – Far from a lock, but it’s either him or Lamar Miller carrying the load for the Dolphin rushing attack with Reggie Bush getting older and more of a specialty player for the next 2-3 years. Thomas is solid with some potential, and this was a very fair price to pay.
13.03 Baldwin, Doug SEA WR – Gotta get back on track with some upside and exciting picks, and Baldwin fits the bill to an extent. He might be their best bet for catches going forward.
14.10 Ford, Jacoby OAK WR – Could not pass on a potential impact player this late. I love Ford, but at this point I gotta give the edge to Denarius Moore. Still, it’s going to be hard to keep a healthy Ford on the bench, and he’s young.
15.03 Jones, Taiwan OAK RB – Tough call here with some nice complementary guys here, but I rolled the dice on the talented Jones. If all goes well, he could be a guy who gets 12-14 carries a game down the road. He is incredibly explosive and, thus, “Gurrific.”
16.10 Housler, Robert ARI TE – One of my favorite dynasty TEs, Housler has a ton of juice, and I would not be surprised if he emerged as the most productive guy at TE here as soon as this year. He has fairly large upside.
Now that I’ve actually done a real startup dynasty league draft, I’m going to working up a smaller draft plan just for a dynasty startup, since I think my draft has gone well. Keep in mind I’m drafting with hardcore FantasyGuru.com subscribers, so they not only know everything in my head, they’re a savvy bunch. That said I like my team.
You can follow the draft here:
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