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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Fantasy Football Draft Results and Analysis

Fantasy Football Draft Results and Analysis

So the fantasy draft is over and all in all I would say it went pretty well for me.  As I mentioned yesterday I had the fourth pick and I was worried because after my top three draft choices there wasn’t really someone I wanted to take over any one else.  It worked out fine as the number one and three picks made some choices that I wouldn’t have expected.  So in case you are interested, here are the results.  Please don’t mock me too much for my selections or commentary. I make no claims to be an expert.  I’m also trying out this new Blogger Microsoft Word plugin, so if the formatting is messed up that’s why.  It looks good in Word I promise.

Oh yeah.  We play QB, RB,RB,WR,WR,WR/TE,K,D and have four bench players and scoring is as follows:  

  • Completions (.1)

  • Passing Yards (30 yards per point)

  • Passing Touchdowns (4)

  • Interceptions (-2)

  • Sacks (-.5)

  • Rushing/ Reception Yards (10 yards per point)

  • Rushing/ Reception/Defensive/Kick Return Touchdowns (6)

  • Receptions (.25)

  • Return Yards (25 yards per point

  • 2-Point Conversions (2)

  • Fumbles Lost (-2)

  • Field Goals 0-39 Yards (3)

  • Field Goals 40-49 Yards (4)

  • Field Goals 50+ Yards (5)

  • Point After Attempt Made (1)

  • Point After Attempt Missed (-2)

  • Sack (1)

  • Interception/Fumble Recovery/Blocked kick (2)

  • Safety (4)

  • Points Allowed 0 points (20)

  • Points Allowed 1-6 points (10)

  • Points Allowed 7-13 points (7)

  • Points Allowed 14-20 points (4)

  • Points Allowed 21-34 points (0)

  • Points Allowed 35+ points (-4)

Round 1

  1. Drunken Pirates     Bryan Westbrook

  2. Vikings     LaDainian Tomlinson

  3. Salsiccia Kings     Priest Holmes

  4. Wait ‘Til Next Year     Shaun Alexander

  5. Hoosier Daddies     Daunte Culpepper

  6. Danimal’s Animals     Payton Manning

  7. No Talent Ass Clowns     Edgerrin James

  8. High Quality H20     Cory Dillon

  9. Dad’s Dynasty     Julius Jones

  10. Salmon of Capistrano     Willis McGahee

Bryan Westbrook at number one was probably the biggest surprise of the draft, but I certainly appreciated it because that meant that I would at least get my third choice.  This league gives .25 points pre reception and Westbrook will have a bunch, so he might do OK.  I had him marked as a sleeper that I might be able to pick up in the third or fourth round if I had to take a QB or WR early.  Priest Holmes was another questionable call that I also appreciated.  I had him as a possible fourth pick, but I was worried about injuries, so I would have taken Edge over him.  I certainly would have taken Alexander over both.  And I did.  Good round for me.

Round 2

  1. Salmon of Capistrano     Deuce McAllister

  2. Dad’s Dynasty     Randy Moss

  3. High Quality H20     Domanick Davis

  4. No Talent Ass Clowns     Jamal Lewis

  5. Danimal’s Animals     Kevin Jones

  6. Hoosier Daddies     Tiki Barber

  7. Wait ‘Til Next Year     Rudi Johnson

  8. Salsiccia Kings     Marvin Harrison

  9. Vikings     Tory Holt

  10. Drunken Pirates          Chad Johnson

I was hoping Davis would slip through as he’s another back that should get a lot of receptions this year.  Once he was picked I targeted Lewis, but that didn’t last long either.  I settled on Rudi Johnson who was on my team last year and did pretty well.   And then the run on top receivers began.

Round 3

  1. Drunken Pirates     Joe Horn     

  2. Vikings     Terrell Owens

  3. Salsiccia Kings     Clinton Portis

  4. Wait ‘Til Next Year     Donovan McNabb

  5. Hoosier Daddies     Ahman Green

  6. Danimal’s Animals     LaMont Jordon

  7. No Talent Ass Clowns     Javon Walker

  8. High Quality H20     Andre Johnson

  9. Dad’s Dynastyy     Tony Gonzalez

  10. Salmon of Capistrano     Nate Burleson

I’m surprised Owens lasted this long.  I guess his holdout status has people worried.  Also not sure how Green didn’t get picked yet.  Did he really have that bad of a year last year?  I don’t usually like to take a QB this early, but the upper tier of WR were gone, and McNabb was the second QB on my sheet.  

Round 4

  1. Salmon of Capistrano     Reggie Wayne

  2. Dad’s Dynasty     Trent Green

  3. High Quality H20     Curtis Martin

  4. No Talent Ass Clowns     Hines Ward

  5. Danimal’s Animals     Roy Williams

  6. Hoosier Daddies     Pittsburgh D

  7. Wait ‘Til Next Year     Michael Clayton

  8. Salsiccia Kings     Anquan Boldin

  9. Vikings     Mark Bulger

  10. Drunken Pirates      Kerry Collins

I would rip on the Hoosier Daddies for taking a defense in the fourth round, but he usually ends up doing pretty well, so I guess I’ll just assume that He has some great master plan.   Pittsburg is certainly a good defense, and shutouts are worth a fat 20 points, which is why he said he took them, but I bet if he had waited two or three or four more rounds, he still could have gotten them.   Curtis Martin leads the league in rushing and then lasts until the fourth round.  Sooner or later his age has to catch up with him right?

Round 5

  1. Drunken Pirates     Michael Bennett

  2. Vikings     Steve Smith

  3. Salsiccia Kings     Bret Farve

  4. Wait ‘Til Next Year     Isaac Bruce

  5. Hoosier Daddies     Mike Vanderjagt

  6. Danimal’s Animals     Antonio Gates

  7. No Talent Ass Clowns     Michael Vick

  8. High Quality H20     Larry Fitzgerald

  9. Dad’s Dynasty     Warrick Dunn

  10. Salmon of Capistrano     Stephen Jackson

Ok.  A defense in round four and a kicker in five?  Someone started drinking a bit too early.  I’m also not so sure about that Bennett choice.  Is he even still playing?  I haven’t paid too much attention to the Viking running backs this year since they always seem to rotate in three or four.

Round 6

  1. Salmon of Capistrano     Tom Brady

  2. Dad’s Dynasty     Darrell Jackson

  3. High Quality H20     Jerry Porter

  4. No Talent Ass Clowns     Muhsin Muhammad

  5. Danimal’s Animals      Laveranues Coles

  6. Hoosier Daddies     Donald Driver

  7. Wait ‘Til Next Year     Ashley Lelie

  8. Salsiccia Kings     Plaxico Buress

  9. Vikings     Mike Anderson

  10. Drunken Pirates     Jerald Sowell

Its getting tough to find good players now.  Lelie completes my starting offence but I’m not sure if he’s a good pick or not.  Like I said yesterday after the first twenty or so WR I didn’t really prepare.  Don’t know what the pirates are seeing in Sowell.  Unless they are expecting Curtis Martin to go down.  

Round 7

  1. Drunken Pirates     Derrick Mason

  2. Vikings     Michael Jenkins

  3. Salsiccia Kings     Jerome Bettis

  4. Wait ‘Til Next Year     Chris Chambers

  5. Hoosier Daddies     Drew Bennett

  6. Danimal’s Animals     Ronnie Brown

  7. No Talent Ass Clowns     Carnell Williams

  8. High Quality H20     Keary Colbert

  9. Dad’s Dynasty     Chicago D

  10. Salmon of Capistrano     Jake Plummer

Ok, you’re going to have to let the over abundance of Bears picks go since most of us are die hard Bears fans.  I picked up Chambers mostly because he was the highest ranked player remaining and his bye week doesn’t conflict with anyone else on my team.  I’m not too confident in the Dolphins offence so I’m not expecting great things here.  

Round 8

  1. Salmon of Capistrano     Jimmy Smith

  2. Dad’s Dynasty     Jason Elam

  3. High Quality H20     Aaron Brooks

  4. No Talent Ass Clowns     Matt Hasselbeck

  5. Danimal’s Animals     Baltimore D

  6. Hoosier Daddies     Eric Moulds

  7. Wait ‘Til Next Year     Larry Johnson

  8. Salsiccia Kings     David Akers

  9. Vikings     Kevan Barlow

  10. Drunken Pirates     Adam Vinatieri

Nothing too exciting here.  I picked up Johnson because I think he’s supposed to get a decent amount of carries, and I think there’s a reasonably good chance that Priest won’t make it through the whole season.

Round 9

  1. Drunken Pirates     New England D     

  2. Vikings     Buffalo D

  3. Salsiccia Kings     Carolina D

  4. Wait ‘Til Next Year     Atlanta D

  5. Hoosier Daddies     Keenan McCardell

  6. Danimal’s Animals     Carson Palmer

  7. No Talent Ass Clowns     Philadelphia D

  8. High Quality H20     Charles Rogers

  9. Dad’s Dynasty     Jake Delhomme

  10. Salmon of Capistrano     Rod Smith

And the rush for defenses is on.  I could have done worse than Atlanta.  I usually end up changing my defense up a few times during the season, so I’m not too worried about this.

Round 10

  1. Salmon of Capistrano     Sabastian Janikowski

  2. Dad’s Dynasty     Chris Brown

  3. High Quality H20     David Carr

  4. No Talent Ass Clowns     Eddie Kennison

  5. Danimal’s Animals     Deion Branch

  6. Hoosier Daddies     Fred Taylor

  7. Wait ‘Til Next Year     Brandon Stokley

  8. Salsiccia Kings     Byron Leftwich

  9. Vikings     Travis Henry

  10. Drunken Pirates     LaBrandon Toefield

I’m surprised Taylor lasted this long, although I guess he is injury prone.  If he stays healthy that could be one of the biggest steals in the draft.

Round 11

  1. Drunken Pirates     Amani Toomer

  2. Vikings     Tyrone Calico

  3. Salsiccia Kings     Roy Williams

  4. Wait ‘Til Next Year     Jeff Reed

  5. Hoosier Daddies     Lee Evans

  6. Danimal’s Animals     Chris Benson

  7. No Talent Ass Clowns     Ryan Longwell     

  8. High Quality H20     Jeff Wilkins

  9. Dad’s Dynasty     Justin McCareins

  10. Salmon of Capistrano     T.J. Houshmandzadeh

I pick up my kicker not that it matters.  I went for the Steelers kicker because I don’t think their offense is all that great so hopefully they’ll be kicking a lot of field goals.  Dad’s Dynasty completes his all Naperville IL team for the second year in a row.  For those of you non-Illinoisers, Naperville is a the large suburb about 30 miles west of Chicago where most of the members of the league lived at some point in our lives.

Round 12

  • Salmon of Capistrano     Indianapolis D

  • Dad’s Dynasty     Joey Harrington

  • High Quality H20     Washington D

  • No Talent Ass Clowns     Kyle Orton

  • Danimal’s Animals     Josh Brown

  • Hoosier Daddies     Rueben Droughns

  • Wait ‘Til Next Year     Thomas Jones

  • Salsiccia Kings     Alge Grumpler

  • Vikings     Chad Pennington

  • Drunken Pirates      Jason Witten

Yaaaaay.  Done.  I think Thomas Jones is underrated, and picked him up just because it seems you can never have too many running backs.  Plus until Benson proves himself Jones should get the vast majority of the carries.    So.  There’s our draft.  Someone remind me how much of a pain in the ass it is to write this up, just in case I decide that writing this up might be fun again next year.



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