100 Fantasy Football Tips in 100 Days, Day 83: Another Draft Recap
I recently participated in a 12-team PPR draft with the guys at 4for4.com. Scott Pagel posted an awesome breakdown of the entire draft. I also had some thoughts:
Team Owner: Jonathan Bales Team Name: Jonathan Bales Pos Player Name Team Bye Points ADP Rank =============================================================================== D Cardinals, Arizona ARI 9 87 Rd:13/Pk:0 K Hauschka, Steven SEA 12 115 Rd:13/Pk:0 QB Romo, Tony DAL 11 280 Rd:08/Pk:0 RB Spiller, C.J. BUF 12 285 Rd:01/Pk:0 RB Miller, Lamar MIA 6 206 Rd:03/Pk:1 RB Vereen, Shane NE 10 187 Rd:06/Pk:0 RB Pierce, Bernard BAL 8 115 Rd:11/Pk:0 TE Daniels, Owen HOU 8 162 Rd:09/Pk:0 TE Housler, Rob ARI 9 138 Rd:13/Pk:0 WR Thomas, Demaryius DEN 9 283 Rd:02/Pk:0 WR Smith, Torrey BAL 8 237 Rd:05/Pk:0 WR Jennings, Greg MIN 5 222 Rd:07/Pk:1 WR Williams, Mike TB 5 222 Rd:07/Pk:0 WR Givens, Chris STL 11 161 Rd:11/Pk:1 WR Hartline, Brian MIA 6 145 Rd:11/Pk:0 WR LaFell, Brandon CAR 4 142 Rd:13/Pk:0 =============================================================================== Total Player Points:2987
1. What was your draft strategy?
Picking from the No. 5 spot, my goal was to get one of the top-tier players at both RB and WR, and I think I did that with Spiller and Thomas. I don’t like going RB-RB this year because I think you miss out on one of the top six WRs, and I like some RBs in the third round. I ended up with Lamar Miller there, who I have on a lot of teams. Other than that, I was looking to wait on QBs and TEs.
2. Did it work?
For the most part, yes, although I’m weak at TE with Daniels and Housler. I was looking to land Greg Olsenat TE, but I waited too long.
3. Biggest surprise?
For my team, the biggest surprise was taking Greg Jennings. I don’t think I’ll end up with Jennings on any other teams this year, but I was a bit weak at WR and he dropped too far.
4. In the draft, I regret:
I regret not taking Jermichael Finley in the eighth round.
5. Your favorite early round value pick?
When Andy Rioux took Calvin Johnson at No. 9 overall, that was great value. I also like Aaron Rodgers in the middle of the third round. I considered him earlier.
6. Your favorite late round value pick?
I like Alshon Jeffery in the 11th. Big wide receiver in a new pass-first offense coming off of an unimpressive rookie year. Great chance for value.