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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Diary of a Madman: Draft #2


Before reading this, please look at draft #1 just below.

After reviewing draft #1, and acknowledging the mistakes I looked to correct them last night in draft #2. This league has about the same rules as the last one, with the exception of no 1 pt per reception and there are 6 pts per passing td instead of 4. The big difference is the starting lineup: 1 QB, 2RB, 2WR, 1TE, 1 Flex, 1 DT, 1 PK. This league adds a flex position which can be a RB or WR. This means that I can start 3 RBs. This is the first time I'm in a 3 RB league, so I'm a little excited to see what I can do since I am a big RB drafter every year.

In this draft, I am picking at #6. Again, as I said before, this is the worst position to draft. For example, in draft #1, the #1 pick ended up with Tomlinson, Owens, and Holt (1 pt catch). In this draft, the number 3 pick ended up with Alexander, Curtis Martin, and Westbrook (flex). The top three picks are the place to be this year, no doubt about it.

Round 1, Pick 6: I select Kevin Jones against my better judgment and after seeing Detroit get declawed on Monday night. Edgerrin James was selected right before me unfortunately. McGahee was available so I may end up to regret the Jones pick.

Round 2, Pick 19: Unbelievably, both Rudi Johnson and Dominik Davis seem to be falling. I do some celebrating prematurely, as they are both picked just ahead of me. Westbrook, Barber, Green, etc. are available, but I pick Lamont Jordan. I can’t tell you why - it’s just a gut feeling. I should have selected him in draft #1 instead of Ahman Green, so consider this a correction.

Round 3, Pick 30: The RBs are all gone. Like I said, the guy at #3 got Alexander, Curtis Martin, and Westbrook. However, I move on and pick Javon Walker. This is something that got me in draft 1, where all the top tier receivers were gone. Not in this draft, as you will see.

Round 4, Pick 43: Some more RBs and WRs go, but I am lucky to have picked Steve Smith. Yet another break I did not get in draft #1. The next best RB has been Carnell Williams for 2 rounds now – I hope to get him in the next round.

Round 5, Pick 54: I stay to plan and select Carnell Williams, as in draft #1. However, in this league, remember, I can start 3 RBs, so he may be my flex starter. I am the second guy in the league to get 3 RBs at this stage, so I’m pretty happy about the draft so far.

Round 6, Pick 67: QBs are flying off the board, and even Carson Palmer has been selected already. I do not panic because mostly everyone has selected a QB and Brady Brees, and Delome are available and some nice WRs. I select Ashle Leilie as my #3 WR. So far, excellent draft.

Round 7, Pick 78: Brady, Brees, and Delome are gone, Houston, I think we have a problem. I’m going to get stuck with an Aaron Brooks – yikes. I select Alge Crumpler because picking Aaron Brooks can come later. It may come down to me thinking about the QB position all year vs. selecting Crumpler. I think I still would pick Crumpler 99 out of 100 times, so I’ll be sleeping fine.

Round 8, Pick 91: Aaron Brooks, of course

The Rest: McNair, Carolina D, Charles Rogers, Travis Henry, D’ Stallworth, Matt Stover, and Mr. Irrelevant, Stephen Davis.

Starting Lineup

QB Aaron Brooks

RB Kevin Jones

RB Lamont Jordan

WR Javon Walker

WR Steve Smith

Flex Alshle Leilie/Carnell Williams

TE Alge Crumpler

DT Carolina

PK Matt Stover

All in all, I am pleased with the draft. I am in a bit of trouble at RB in case of injury because I have Travis Henry and Stephen Davis as backups. Also, my backup QB is McNair, so the position is a weakness on my team. It’s kind of funny, I guess, because I seem to have drafted RBs in league #1 when I needed WRs and WR’s in league 2 when I needed RBs. I am not real pleased about that. If I need to take a position earlier than I want, I’m going to have to do it. And I’m going to have to do it in my final draft, come Saturday night. Draft #3 is almost identical to #1 with the exception of a mandatory TE. 1 pt per catch is going to be a big influence. Again, I am picking at 7. I’m thinking Dominik Davis and Tiki Barber damnit…

In conclusion, although I do not think I have a championship team because of the QB situation, it is a better draft than my previous one. I'll be looking to the waiver wire for RBs and a QB via trade, down the line.

Good luck to me and, of course, you.

43 Comments:

Blogger Theresa said...

Reading your posts are making me sooo excited to get started. unfortunately (for me) i wasn't sure enough to enter into full blown live draft my first time out, so i just wait for the games to begin, but next season, i'll be picking them for sure! thanks for all your tips, hints, and advice! good luck.

8/31/2005 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Hermes said...

C'mon now. This 'madman' has screwed up two drafts now. What's so exciting about that?!

Missing the boat on a tier 2 WR in draft #1, then missing the boat on a tier 3 or tier 4 QB in draft #2 is painful material.

Remember to take the best available player when necessary. Planning is necessary, but overplanning can be a byatch sometimes!

Good luck.

8/31/2005 03:53:00 PM  
Blogger Fantasy gods said...

Kevin Jones??? We will see if he is worthy of all of the praise you heap on him.

8/31/2005 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Hermes said...

KJ is a stud RB. It's the Lions that you're thinking of that suck!

9/01/2005 05:08:00 AM  
Blogger Theresa said...

There is NO way of telling yet if any "mistakes" were made, you never know what will happen. I am just looking forward to the season starting and a reason to root for players on teams i wouldn't normally give a second thought to.

9/01/2005 11:59:00 AM  
Blogger Hermes said...

It all starts with the draft. That is your core group of players that you'll need to rely on for winning on a weekly basis. You mess this up and you're pretty much toast for the remainder of the season.

After that, it's your savvyness on the transaction wire that will keep you competing for a championship.

9/06/2005 09:42:00 AM  
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