My first money league draft of the season
OK, over the weekend I did my first money league draft of the season. I'll join 4-5 more before the fantasy draft season is done.
This was a 12 team league with a full 1 point per reception. 1QB, 2 RB, 3WR 1 Flex, D,K. I started with pick #6.
Rd 1 Jamal Charles, - Megatron was off the board, Choice was between Charles, Ray Rice, Lynch and Shady. Lynch is the best of the backs but because it was PPR I went with Charles here.
Rd 2 Julio Jones - Marshall, Green and Bryant already off the board. My dtrategy was to grab elite WR's early (ppr reasons) so Jones was the next best guy here.
Rd 3 Vincent Jackson - Continuing the top flight WR strategy here I grabbed Jackson. Roddy White was still on the board but 2 Altanta WR's seems like a stretch
RD 4 - Reggie Wayne - Computer went down between picks 3 and four. This was a scramble of restarting, getting the dreaded (start windows in safe mode message) waiting and sweating. By the time I was back in the draft room it way my pick and there was 43 seconds left. I checked my WR rankings and Wayne was the next best guy so I grabbed him here. I had been hoping for Amendola with my WR3 spot but he actually went a few picks before Wayne.
Rd 5 - Leveon Bell RB Pitt- Not a guy I was targeting but RB's had been flying off the board at this point. I needed a starter to plug in to the RB2 spot. Bell was the only player that looks like a full time starter still available so I grabbed him here. I had been hoping for Monte Ball of Denver but he want a few picks earlier. The only other viable option here at RB was Chris Ivory and well I'm a Jets fan but I'm not a fan for fantasy purposes.
RD 6 - Shane Vereen RB Pats - For my flex spot I was happy to grab Vereen here. Pats have no pass catchers this season. I think Vereen gets snaps at RB, gets the Woodhead touches and also some at WR. Vereen is my PPR monster sleeper this season.
Rd 7 - Dennis Pitta TE Baltimore - I like Pitta for PPR purposes this season. TE's were flying off the board at this point. Davis went then someone took Gronk. Pitta was the last of my 2nd tier of TE's still available. In hindsight I wish I could have this pick back. Greg Jennings was still on the board and a depth WR like Jennings would have been fantastic there instead.
RD 8 - QB Russel Wilson - Wilson in round 8 of a 12 team draft? Seems like a bargain here. Guys like Eddie Lacy and Anquan Boldin were considerations here. I chose the starter over depth.
RD 9 QB RG3 - I normally don't grab 2 QB's in a row but RG3 in round 9 was too tempting to pass up. Guys like Isiah Peed and Mikel Leshore were the next two picks. Leshore or RG3 HMMMM... no brainer there.
RD 10 Alshon Jefforey WR - I was hoping for Zac Stacy as a high upside possible starter ar RB. He went the pick before mine. Choice here was between Alshon or Jonathan Stewart RB Panthers. I went with Alshon for the WR depth.
Rd 11 Seattle D - Again a choice here between depth players or a starting position. I normally wait on Defenses but couldn't resist this one.
Rd12 San Fran D - No one great popping out on the board so why not take my #2 rated D here?
Rd 13 Mike Goodson - Could have value in PPR format
Rd 14 Brandon Lafell - WR Panthers - Decent year in 2012 + old guy Steve Smith in front of him = potential breakout year for Lafell. Good risk reward proposition in the 14th round.
Rd 15 - Dustin Keller TE Miami - Maybe Keller is good but Sanchez just sucks? Worth a flyer here.
Rd 16 - Matt Prater K Denver - Denver scores alot
Rd 17 - Marcel Raece - He shined in 2012 when DMC went down. Worth a stash on the bench here
Rd 18 - Jeremy Kerley WR NYJ - Kerley could do well in a PPR format if Sanchez isn't having a meltdown or Geno is starting.
WR Julio Jones
WR Vincent Jackson
WR Reggie Wayne