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Rate My NFFC Online Championship Draft

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So I just participated in the NFFC Online Championship to once again assert my dominance as a fantasy owner. If you aren’t familiar, you get to rank the draft slots according in order of preference. I had the No. 9 spot ranked ninth, but I still ended up getting it. Take a look at what I did with it, then I’ll tell you my thought process.

I think the No. 9 spot is one of the worst in fantasy football this year, primarily because whoever you get will necessarily be too much of a gamble in the first round. Unless you’re in a league with novices and Aaron Rodgers drops to you, you’re basically going to be choosing between Chris Johnson, Matt Forte, or (maybe) Drew Brees.

Having said that, I thought the first four rounds went pretty well. In hindsight, I wish I had bypassed Cam Newton in the second round in favor of Darren McFadden because my running backs after CJ are very weak. I also didn’t know Matt Ryan and Tony Romo would drop to the sixth. I was thrilled to get Roddy White in the third and Mike Wallace in the fourth, however.

The fifth round is where things started to go downhill. I really didn’t want to take Steve Johnson, and in a normal draft, that’s a spot I would have tried to trade out of. Altogether, I think the team is a decent-but-not-great one, considering the draft spot. I’ll likely participate in another draft or two before the season begins, and I’ll post those as well. Feel free to let me know how you think I did in this draft.

Also just noticed I copied the ninth round twice. No, I didn’t draft James Starks twice. Yes, I now wish I hadn’t even drafted him once.

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8 Responses to Rate My NFFC Online Championship Draft

  1. Zandercage says:

    I like the squad JB. Heavy on the Bills. What are your thoughts on Starks’ bad camp so far, and do you know something we don’t re: Jahvid Best?

  2. Yeah, I didn’t anticipate taking so many players from one team, of course, but I’m not necessarily against it (especially since having a backup QB with a WR increases upside should Newton go down). If I had a do-over, I wouldn’t have drafted Starks. SOMEONE in that backfield will put up numbers this year, but I have no clue who it will be. I drafted Best knowing he’s a huge risk because, if he finds his way on the field, he’s a legit RB2 in PPR.

  3. Zandercage says:

    How do you think the split will actually go between Jackson/Spiller? Jackson was money when healthy, but his age is a concern with production typically plummeting after the age of 27 (although he doesn’t have a lot of mileage considering his age).

  4. Yeah, I really like Spiller this year. I’d prefer him as my No. 3 receiver, but when you go WR in 3/4/5 and QB in 2, you have to sacrifice something. If Jackson doesn’t get hurt, I still expect Spiller to be a really good RB3 and maybe even RB2 in PPR. If he does get injured, Spiller could be huge. In the NFFC, I emphasized upside, so he was my man.

  5. Zandercage says:

    Would you have taken Brees if he was available over CJ? I guess Josh Gordon has been killing it in camp. Nice upside there. Will Bralyon be your Kicker?

  6. No, I still would have taken CJ because I was fairly certain I could get Cam in the second, and I liked that combo better than Brees and what I figured would be Richardson. I didn’t copy in the 20th round, where I took a kicker, but Braylon might need to kick to make the roster.

  7. Zandercage says:

    I guess that someone in the Packer backfield is Ced Benson. Whoa.

  8. PeteO says:

    Not bad for that spot. I personally REALLY like “The Great Whites” team. I would take that lineup in a heartbeat!

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