2013 Fantasy Football Draft Review
Hey, it some non running backs! Still, only four quarterbacks went in these rounds, with Rodgers/Brees in the second and Peyton/Brady in Zach Miller Jersey the third. Our drafters generally adhered to the industry mantra of waiting on passers due to this year deep QB1 pool.
Peter Schrager pick of Jimmy Graham in Round 3 was a steal, as he clearly the best option at his position. Jason Witten is the second best tight end, but in Round 3? Come on, Beall. This isn a PPR league.
Eight of the 12 teams finished Round 3 with their top two running backs in hand. Green and Andre Johnson. Clemons wanted Brees or Rodgers, and when he didn get them, he went with a value based approach. Will it work? Keep reading.
After getting stud wideouts in Rounds 2 3, I filled my RB2/flex spots with Chris Ivory and Montee Ball in the fourth and fifth. No, I don trust them, either. Get your backs early, get your backs early Gronkowski who is expected to be ready sometime around Week 3 went to Ryan Fowler at the top of Round 4. There big upside with Gronk, and since Fowler snagged Jermichael Finley in Round 13, he be covered at the position.
You want to see a guy who shooting up draft boards? Daryl Richardson was barely a top 40 RB two months ago, and he went in the fourth round here. Richardson Authentic Marshawn Lynch Jersey isn a sleeper anymore.
Preseason lesson: If you have a busy quarter getting relentlessly targeted by Tom Brady, you too can see your fantasy stock go through the roof. Danny Amendola who missed 20 games over the last two seasons and has a career yards per reception average of Russell Wilson Women Jersey 8.8 was drafted ahead of Marques Colston, who finished 12th among fantasy wideouts Zach Miller Women Jersey in 2012, and has averaged 1,098 yards/8.5 TDs over the last four seasons. Even Brady superpowers have their limits, right?
Through Round 5, only six teams drafted quarterbacks.
The QB1 slots were mostly filled here, with two in Round 6, three in Round 7 and one more in Round 8. One team grabbed RGIII in the seventh round after getting Peyton Manning in the third. My mom always told me that if I can say anything nice about someone fantasy football draft strategy, I shouldn say anything at all, and I stick to that Russell Wilson Jersey old adage here.
You know who probably won the QB battle? Chris Liss, who grabbed the always productive Tony Romo. If you agree with the conventional wisdom that the QB1 pool is 12 players deep, then why not pick the 12th guy? Sure, there a risk that someone will pick a backup early and stick you with Eli Manning or Ben Roethlisberger, but it not likely, and you can spend earlier picks stocking up on RB/WR depth.
Clemons piled up running backs in this stretch of the draft, picking Rashard Mendenhall, Ronnie Hillman and Mikel Leshoure. One of them will probably have to surprise with a big season in order for his team to compete. Post a comment below to let us know if you think it will work.
There were some nice WR values in this portion of the draft, including:
Round 6: Mike Wallace, Pierre Garcon, Antonio Brown, Torrey Smith, Steve Smith, Jordy Nelson, Eric Decker
Round 7: Mile Austin, Cecil Shorts
A few days after Chip Kelly named Michael Vick as the Eagles starting quarterback, Schrager picked him in the ninth round. Vick is Schrager QB1, which is completely insane not recommended. Vick is an injury prone, turnover happy 33 year old with at least a 50 50 chance of getting benched in favor of Nick Foles Marshawn Lynch Jersey or Matt Barkley sometime this season. His upside comes with tremendous risk. Let someone else take that bet at this stage.
The Seahawks 49ers and Texans defenses came off the board in Round 10. I respect the desire to start the run, but year to year fantasy DST performances can be very unpredictable. Wait until the last two rounds for defenses and kickers. Green, Torrey Smith, Mikel Leshoure, Ryan Williams, Daniel Thomas, Vincent Brown, Greg Little, Jacquizz Rodgers, Cecil Shorts III, Dan Bailey, Robert Griffin III, Michael Floyd, Trent Richardson, Ryan Broyles, Nick Foles, Ronnie Hillman, Bryce Brown, Vick Ballard, Greg Zuerlein, Daryl Richardson, Chris Givens, Josh Gordon