Saturday, August 23, 2014

NFL Fantasy Football - 2014 Blog #1 - The Draft

I recently joined an NFL Fantasy Football league, and decided to try to write a blog about it each week.  It's hosted via and last night we held the live (on-live) draft.  It's a 10 team league, with 15 rounds of the draft.  I had the #3 pick in the draft.  

The draft went different than how I thought it would.  Going in, I was hoping to get some stud receivers early, devaluing the RB position.  I would also have liked to pair up a QB/receiver combo - Cutler & Marshall or Jeffries would be ideal. A secondary goal was to take some chances - get some players who have the potential to be game-busters if things happen right, while still having enough proven talent to be a contender.

So, after all is said - here is my team, by position, along with commentary:
- Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay
- Robert Griffin III Washington
 - Rodgers is expected to have a monster this year, and will start most weeks.  However, week 1 he plays my one of my defenses, so RG3 will probably start against a weaker team.  It's quite possible that he'll revert back to his rookie year's numbers and be a very solid back-up or trade-bait (maybe someone hitched their wagon to Jay Cutler?).

- Adrian Peterson, Minnesota
- Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh
- Chris Johnson, Jets
- AP and LVB should both put up good numbers this year.  CJ2K will hopefully have a chip on his shoulder, and fill in the Flex spot and I'm hoping Geno Smith plays just good enough where teams can't put 8 or 9 men in the box to stop the run.

- Pierre Garcon, Wash
- Vincent Jackson, TB
- Dwayne Bowe, KC
- Mike Evans, TB
- Sammy Watkins, Buffalo
- Solid, if not spectacular WRs - I'm hoping the two rookies (Evans and Watkins) are lightning in the bottle and do some fun things, especially early in the season.

- Jordan Reed, Wash
- Dennis Pitta, Baltimore
- It seems that I've gone all-in on the 'Skins, which is odd because I picked them to be last in their division.  In any case, from an FFL standpoint, I think I have the best TE's in this league.  I expect one to slide the the Flex, or become trade-bait.

- Justin Tucker, Baltimore
- One of the best, IMO, and should have lots of chances for FGs.

- Seattle
- Kansas City
- Wow, talk about having a excess of talent.  Assuming I keep them both, I can play the odds week to week and choose the one that should have the best go of it.

So there you have it...  What do you think?


  1. I'm tempted to write the female version of this. ...The female who doesn't have a clue.

  2. haha, well, I didn't have time to do my usual research (stupid work)...but I think I should do ok.

    I just need to get the commissioner to reward 20 pts per amazing 1 handed grab, so my boy Sammy Watkins can beat teams by himself.

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