12-team NFFC draft results (from 8/30)

Here are the results of the 12-team PPR 3rd round reversal NFFC 20-round draft I participated in last night in New York City.

I was pretty pleased with the draft and felt I was generally ahead of the curve. While I did have to pay a premium for some players early, I did get solid value for others later. In a high-stakes draft, you have to be very proactive and draft players you like 1-2 rounds earlier than their ADP.

Here a few other notes from the draft.

  1. I’m not a big fan of the 3rd round reversal when you’re picking at the top of round one. So 1 pick after I made my second pick, 23rd overall, round 2 ended and round 3 started with the team that drafted 12th. In a normal draft, I would have had a crack at either Julius Thomas, Andre Ellington, Shane Vereen, Roddy White, or Keenan Allen. I would have taken a WR there, most likely Allen (although I do love Roddy). That made me use my third and fourth picks on Michael Floyd and Cordarrelle Patterson. I felt fortunate to get those two, but it would have been nice to get a crack at Allen. Then again, I did get an earlier pick in round 4.
  2. I did hold off on my QB, but I didn’t get optimal value with Jay Cutler (who went 40 picks after I took my QB) or Tony Romo. But at the time, Matthew Stafford at 62 overall was pretty appealing to me, so I played it safer and grabbed him.
  3. I went with Mark Ingram over Carlos Hyde as my #4 RB, which I might regret. Then again, I took Ingram for a reason: I do think he’s legit. For good measure, I also grabbed Khiry Robinson for depth.
  4. We haven’t been optimistic about Sammy Watkins, but I couldn’t pass on him at 110 overall, especially with a professional QB in Kyle Orton added to the roster.
  5. I missed getting Carson Palmer as my backup by 1 pick, and I would have felt good getting Palmer, although my starter Matthew Stafford is pretty durable these days and I did land a good backup in Andy Dalton.
  6. I opted to handcuff Fred Jackson with Bryce Brown over trying to figure out the backup RB spot with Doug Martin. Bobby Rainey is the guy to get for now, but Mike James could be back in the mix, so I took the better player in Brown, since I know they love him.
  7. I grabbed Eric Ebron as my TE3, which was mainly a function of acquiring a high-end talent for the upside.

Projected starting lineup:

QB: Matthew Stafford
RBs: LeSean McCoy, Doug Martin
WRs: Michael Floyd, Cordarrelle Patterson, Brandin Cooks
Flex: Fred Jackson
TE: Zach Ertz
PK: Robbie Gould (good offense)
DT: Cleveland (one of the most talented DTs in the league)

ROUND PLAYER POS TEAM
1 Adrian Peterson RB ATLANTA
1 LeSean McCoy RB Team Hansen
1 Jamaal Charles RB Team Creech
1 Matt Forte RB Team Carroll
1 Calvin Johnson WR Blue Falcons Pride
1 Demaryius Thomas WR FF GURU P2 BWAZ
1 Jimmy Graham TE Trimm
1 Dez Bryant WR Team Valentin
1 Julio Jones WR MarissChris PT
1 Brandon Marshall WR Team Perry
1 Eddie Lacy RB Team Mac-Lean
1 Montee Ball RB Canned Heat
2 A.J. Green WR Canned Heat
2 Peyton Manning QB Team Mac-Lean
2 Giovani Bernard RB Team Perry
2 Antonio Brown WR MarissChris PT
2 Jordy Nelson WR Team Valentin
2 Drew Brees QB Trimm
2 DeMarco Murray RB FF GURU P2 BWAZ
2 Marshawn Lynch RB Blue Falcons Pride
2 Aaron Rodgers QB Team Carroll
2 Randall Cobb WR Team Creech
2 Doug Martin RB Team Hansen
2 Alshon Jeffery WR ATLANTA
3 Rob Gronkowski TE Canned Heat
3 Julius Thomas TE Team Mac-Lean
3 Andre Ellington RB Team Perry
3 Shane Vereen RB MarissChris PT
3 Victor Cruz WR Team Valentin
3 Roddy White WR Trimm
3 Keenan Allen WR FF GURU P2 BWAZ
3 Julian Edelman WR Blue Falcons Pride
3 Andre Johnson WR Team Carroll
3 Pierre Garcon WR Team Creech
3 Michael Floyd WR Team Hansen
3 Vincent Jackson WR ATLANTA
4 Larry Fitzgerald WR ATLANTA
4 Cordarrelle Patterson WR Team Hansen
4 Emmanuel Sanders WR Team Creech
4 Le’Veon Bell RB Team Carroll
4 Alfred Morris RB Blue Falcons Pride
4 Arian Foster RB FF GURU P2 BWAZ
4 Rashad Jennings RB Trimm
4 Joique Bell RB Team Valentin
4 C.J. Spiller RB MarissChris PT
4 Toby Gerhart RB Team Perry
4 T.Y. Hilton WR Team Mac-Lean
4 Michael Crabtree WR Canned Heat
5 Percy Harvin WR Canned Heat
5 Wes Welker WR Team Mac-Lean
5 Torrey Smith WR Team Perry
5 Mike Wallace WR MarissChris PT
5 Zac Stacy RB Team Valentin
5 Reggie Bush RB Trimm
5 DeSean Jackson WR FF GURU P2 BWAZ
5 Chris Johnson RB Blue Falcons Pride
5 Jeremy Maclin WR Team Carroll
5 Ray Rice RB Team Creech
5 Brandin Cooks WR Team Hansen
5 Kendall Wright WR ATLANTA
6 Andrew Luck QB ATLANTA
6 Matthew Stafford QB Team Hansen
6 Justin Hunter WR Team Creech
6 Jordan Cameron TE Team Carroll
6 Marques Colston WR Blue Falcons Pride
6 Eric Decker WR FF GURU P2 BWAZ
6 Jason Witten TE Trimm
6 Ryan Mathews RB Team Valentin
6 Reggie Wayne WR MarissChris PT
6 Terrance Williams WR Team Perry
6 Frank Gore RB Team Mac-Lean
6 Bishop Sankey RB Canned Heat
7 Golden Tate WR Canned Heat
7 Vernon Davis TE Team Mac-Lean
7 Mike Evans WR Team Perry
7 Tom Brady QB MarissChris PT
7 Pierre Thomas RB Team Valentin
7 Rueben Randle WR Trimm
7 Kyle Rudolph TE FF GURU P2 BWAZ
7 Kelvin Benjamin WR Blue Falcons Pride
7 Ben Tate RB Team Carroll
7 Danny Woodhead RB Team Creech
7 Fred Jackson RB Team Hansen
7 Dwayne Bowe WR ATLANTA
8 Dennis Pitta TE ATLANTA
8 Zach Ertz TE Team Hansen
8 Matt Ryan QB Team Creech
8 Riley Cooper WR Team Carroll
8 Shonn Greene RB Blue Falcons Pride
8 Trent Richardson RB FF GURU P2 BWAZ
8 Maurice Jones-Drew RB Trimm
8 Darren Sproles RB Team Valentin
8 Jordan Matthews WR MarissChris PT
8 Devonta Freeman RB Team Perry
8 Anquan Boldin WR Team Mac-Lean
8 Lamar Miller RB Canned Heat
9 Tony Romo QB Canned Heat
9 Steven Jackson RB Team Mac-Lean
9 Jay Cutler QB Team Perry
9 Jeremy Hill RB MarissChris PT
9 DeAndre Hopkins WR Team Valentin
9 Doug Baldwin WR Trimm
9 Nick Foles QB FF GURU P2 BWAZ
9 Greg Olsen TE Blue Falcons Pride
9 Terrance West RB Team Carroll
9 Bernard Pierce RB Team Creech
9 Mark Ingram RB Team Hansen
9 Carlos Hyde RB ATLANTA
10 Greg Jennings WR ATLANTA
10 Sammy Watkins WR Team Hansen
10 Jordan Reed TE Team Creech
10 Markus Wheaton WR Team Carroll
10 Russell Wilson QB Blue Falcons Pride
10 Marqise Lee WR FF GURU P2 BWAZ
10 James Jones WR Trimm
10 Martellus Bennett TE Team Valentin
10 Knowshon Moreno RB MarissChris PT
10 Andre Williams RB Team Perry
10 Steve Smith Sr. WR Team Mac-Lean
10 Tavon Austin WR Canned Heat
11 Cam Newton QB Canned Heat
11 Seattle DST DST Team Mac-Lean
11 Andrew Hawkins WR Team Perry
11 Travis Kelce TE MarissChris PT
11 Cecil Shorts III WR Team Valentin
11 Brian Hartline WR Trimm
11 Stevan Ridley RB FF GURU P2 BWAZ
11 Mohamed Sanu WR Blue Falcons Pride
11 Jarrett Boykin WR Team Carroll
11 Kenny Stills WR Team Creech
11 Kenny Britt WR Team Hansen
11 Hakeem Nicks WR ATLANTA
12 Aaron Dobson WR ATLANTA
12 Khiry Robinson RB Team Hansen
12 Colin Kaepernick QB Team Creech
12 Jonathan Stewart RB Team Carroll
12 Robert Turbin RB Blue Falcons Pride
12 Robert Griffin III QB FF GURU P2 BWAZ
12 LeGarrette Blount RB Trimm
12 Philip Rivers QB Team Valentin
12 Danny Amendola WR MarissChris PT
12 Christine Michael RB Team Perry
12 Marvin Jones WR Team Mac-Lean
12 DeAngelo Williams RB Canned Heat
13 Mike Williams WR Canned Heat
13 Ben Roethlisberger QB Team Mac-Lean
13 Heath Miller TE Team Perry
13 Darren McFadden RB MarissChris PT
13 Lance Dunbar RB Team Valentin
13 Malcom Floyd WR Trimm
13 James White RB FF GURU P2 BWAZ
13 Antonio Gates TE Blue Falcons Pride
13 Knile Davis RB Team Carroll
13 Benny Cunningham RB Team Creech
13 Ladarius Green TE Team Hansen
13 Chris Ivory RB ATLANTA
14 Carson Palmer QB ATLANTA
14 Andy Dalton QB Team Hansen
14 Charles Clay TE Team Creech
14 Ahmad Bradshaw RB Team Carroll
14 Ryan Tannehill QB Blue Falcons Pride
14 Cody Latimer WR FF GURU P2 BWAZ
14 Josh McCown QB Trimm
14 Rod Streater WR Team Valentin
14 Harry Douglas WR MarissChris PT
14 James Starks RB Team Perry
14 Brandon LaFell WR Team Mac-Lean
14 Ronnie Hillman RB Canned Heat
15 Dwayne Allen TE Canned Heat
15 De’Anthony Thomas RB Team Mac-Lean
15 New England DST DST Team Perry
15 Tim Wright TE MarissChris PT
15 Delanie Walker TE Team Valentin
15 Donnie Avery WR Trimm
15 John Brown (John) WR FF GURU P2 BWAZ
15 St. Louis DST DST Blue Falcons Pride
15 Carolina DST DST Team Carroll
15 Dexter McCluster RB Team Creech
15 Eric Ebron TE Team Hansen
15 Roy Helu Jr. RB ATLANTA
16 Richard Rodgers TE ATLANTA
16 Jonathan Dwyer RB Team Hansen
16 San Francisco DST DST Team Creech
16 Tyler Eifert TE Team Carroll
16 Stephen Gostkowski K Blue Falcons Pride
16 Jonathan Grimes RB FF GURU P2 BWAZ
16 Denver DST DST Trimm
16 Joe Flacco QB Team Valentin
16 Miles Austin WR MarissChris PT
16 Kansas City DST DST Team Perry
16 Steven Hauschka K Team Mac-Lean
16 Kenbrell Thompkins WR Canned Heat
17 Cincinnati DST DST Canned Heat
17 Tampa Bay DST DST Team Mac-Lean
17 Justin Tucker K Team Perry
17 Eli Manning QB MarissChris PT
17 New Orleans DST DST Team Valentin
17 Mason Crosby K Trimm
17 Brian Quick WR FF GURU P2 BWAZ
17 Jermaine Kearse WR Blue Falcons Pride
17 Robert Woods WR Team Carroll
17 Phil Dawson K Team Creech
17 Jeremy Kerley WR Team Hansen
17 Donald Brown RB ATLANTA
18 Andre Caldwell WR ATLANTA
18 Bryce Brown RB Team Hansen
18 Dri Archer RB Team Creech
18 Alex Smith QB Team Carroll
18 Jacquizz Rodgers RB Blue Falcons Pride
18 Dan Bailey K FF GURU P2 BWAZ
18 Jordan Todman RB Trimm
18 Jerricho Cotchery WR Team Valentin
18 Adam Vinatieri K MarissChris PT
18 Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE Team Perry
18 Santonio Holmes WR Team Mac-Lean
18 Blair Walsh K Canned Heat
19 Tre Mason RB Canned Heat
19 Zach Miller TE Team Mac-Lean
19 Odell Beckham Jr. WR Team Perry
19 Baltimore DST DST MarissChris PT
19 Detroit DST DST Team Valentin
19 Lance Moore WR Trimm
19 Chicago DST DST FF GURU P2 BWAZ
19 Jerrel Jernigan WR Blue Falcons Pride
19 Nick Novak K Team Carroll
19 Davante Adams WR Team Creech
19 Cleveland DST DST Team Hansen
19 Mike Nugent K ATLANTA
20 Pittsburgh DST DST ATLANTA
20 Robbie Gould K Team Hansen
20 Stevie Johnson WR Team Creech
20 Coby Fleener TE Team Carroll
20 Alfred Blue RB Blue Falcons Pride
20 Garrett Graham TE FF GURU P2 BWAZ
20 C.J. Anderson RB Trimm
20 Nate Freese K Team Valentin
20 Matt Prater K MarissChris PT
20 Blake Bortles QB Team Perry
20 Johnny Manziel QB Team Mac-Lean
20 Donte Moncrief WR Canned Heat

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