So while we’re posting and discussing mocks, I’m curious as to how the community views the first of my regular redraft drafts this year. This is a 10-team, 1/2ppr Yahoo public money league. And a little background: This draft was a parody of itself. 8 QBs and 6 TEs off the board by the first half of round 6. Two teams took backup QBs before I took mine. The first kicker went in round 8. And best of all, 1997 was drafting in the 10-spot, taking Russel Wilson with pick 1.10. That is not a typo.
So this became an exercise in “don’t follow the runs or the stupidness and take the great stuff they’re leaving for you.” Here we go, from the #2 pick. And I am one of those people who is off CMC (just to get that out of the way):
1.02: Austin Ekeler (could have been Jefferson here, but I made a roster construction call from the get-go)
2.11: CeeDee Lamb (he was still there)
3.02: Nick Chubb (Lost Jones on the turn taking Lamb. Safe floor pick.)
4.11: DJ Moore (upside, baby!)
5.02: Mike Williams (more upside, baby!)
6.11: Brandin Cooks (might have gotten a little carried away here but the most interesting choices at this point were all WRs, so I shrugged and picked one to get some floor.)
7.02: AJ Dillion (may be a bit of a reach, but they took all the crappy middling RBs and 8 QBs by this point…they were gonna stumble on the good ones eventually. Opportunity pick.)
8.11: Chase Edmonds (see Dillon, AJ above)
9.02: Rashod Bateman (this wasn’t necessary, but…value…)
10.11: Tom Brady (11 QBs were off the board at this point. Things were getting dicey.)
11.02: Zach Ertz (TE is a nuisance, but you have to fill it eventually. Weeks 1-6 should be good, then there is always streaming)
12.11: Darrell Henderson (what if McVay isn’t lying?)
13.02: Skyy Moore (There were several good choices, but why not a dart throw whose darts are being thrown by Mahomes?)
14.11: Cleveland Browns (first 4 weeks should be glorious DST matchups, then stream on…)
15.02: Rodrigo Blankenship (kicks mostly in domes and warm weather, team should move the ball well enough to give him opportunities)
I know I could have used 14 & 15 on more darts, and sometimes I do. But I actually do analysis to backup my DST & K streaming and it’s won me a number of matchups over the years, so if there’s options I really like available I take them in the draft. If not, more darts and switch before week 1.
Comments, questions, atta-boys, rebukes, scathing criticisms, or whatever welcome.