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My Bruno Boys online draft with a few of the big dogs in the FF world continues. I drafted #1 overall and so far my team includes:
LaDainian Tomlinson, 1.01
Chad Johnson, 2.12
Peyton Manning, 3.01
Calvin Johnson, 4.12
Selvin Young, 5.01
Jonathan Stewart, 6.12
Chris Johnson, 7.01

Thoughts? How am I doing? Yup, I'm taking a risk with Young and the rookie platter of Stewart and Johnson, but I feel like right when Young might be at risk of having Hall swoop in on his carries, Stewart and Johnson will be at the point of dominating their backfields. We'll see how that plays out but I start 2 RBs and 3 WRs in this league so I need to flesh out my WRs a bit more.

Depending on Tropical Storm/Hurricane Fay and her fury on Internet access, I may have a draft tomorrow, too, where I will be drafting from the 6th spot. So I've got lots of tiering and rankings and projections on the I know so many of you do, too.
  • Advanced NFL Stats deviates from their norm to provide some fantasy football insight. Check out Fantasy Draft Strategy (part 1) for some thoughts on the consistency of positions year after year and how that might affect your drafting strategies. Part 2 of this analysis is forthcoming and will spell out a strategy "that will give you a big advantage in your league's draft"...that's always desirable, no? So I'll be sure to get a link up to part 2 when the time comes.
  • The Bruno Boys have posted their Top 150 Cheat Sheet. The scoring system for this list is at the bottom but it's a 4 pts/passing TD and I believe non-PPR. I included this ranking (or at least the top 100 guys) in the latest update to my average ranking positions.
  • The Goat is a non-stop sleeper machine - he's posted about lots of players that could be nice value picks this draft season so take a look at 2008 Fantasy Football Sleepers and Value Picks Volume 3 before you draft.
  • Finally, if you want more tiering, I definitely recommend checking out FFToday's Cheat Sheets - good stuff there. Here's the QB & RB sheet, WR & TE sheet and the K &D/ST an IDP sheet. Love it.


Unknown said…
your draft is looking great so far...
Anonymous said…
I love the team up to Stewart. If this is a keeper league, your Stewart and Johnson picks are great, but you are going to be hurting at WR seeing you start 3. I would have bypassed one of those two to get another WR...
Thanks anon, I debated that exact issue for a long time today. Decided to be bold and go with 2 RBs and we'll see how that plays out...mid-season I might be regretting it but WRs like Berrian and Santana Moss just weren't looking all that appealing. Thanks for the input - I'll probably be posting the rest of my roster before long...
Unknown said…
I think this looks like one of the best drafts I have seen. I know you went 1st, but getting Peyton in the 3rd round and Johnson in the 4th with the way he looks right now seem like absolute steals.

Do you really like FFToday's rankings? I used them to draft last year, and got really poor results. Some of it was bad luck (I would have probably done better if I had a different position in the draft), but I am reluctant to trust them again.
Oblong Biscuits said…
I think you are looking great, I agree with you on Berrian and Moss, I think you will see that Calvin Johnson will be a top 5 receiver this year. Some late round guys that I think will be great WR3's are the Saint's Meachum, Bronco's Royal, and Redskins Randle El, also take a look at who shapes up to be solid #2 behind Burress on the Giants. Chris Johnson I think is a great pick as well, I think he may end up being everything Reggie Bush was supposed to be, Good Luck!
Anonymous said…
Nice draft so far, it actually looks similar to how I would draft. I personally would have probably snagged K2 with the 6th pick instead of another RB. Still very nice so far.

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