View Full Version : Fantasy draft analysis part one.

07-01-2006, 08:12 PM
Here's an anlysis i made of a recent fantasy draft. My team was The Poster Children. Tell me what you think of my team and of my analysis, please.

Round 1

1. L. Johnson (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6363) Team 1
2. S. Alexander (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5048) Team 2
3. B. Leftwich (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6343) Team 3
4. L. Tomlinson (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5452) The Poster Children
5. C. Portis (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5937) Team 5
6. E. James (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4652) Team 6...
7. P. Manning (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4256) Team 7
8. T. Barber (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3937) Team 8
9. C. Palmer (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6337) Team 9
10. S. Smith (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5521) Team 10

Best pick: Tomlinson. I was very surprised he made it out of the top 3.
Worst pick (ever): Leftwich! Now matter how much of a fanboy you are, you just do not take this guy in the top 3. Ever.

Round 2
1. T. Brady (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5228) Team 10
2. L. Fitzgerald (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6762) Team 9
3. R. Johnson (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5548) Team 8
4. L. Jordan (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5496) Team 7
5. T. Owens (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3664) Team 6...
6. C. Williams (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7181) Team 5
7. C. Johnson (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5483) The Poster Children
8. C. Martin (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3164) Team 3
9. R. Brown (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7178) Team 2
10. T. Holt (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4654) Team 1

Best pick: Brown. He is a talent worthy of going higher in this round than 9th.
Worst pick: Martin. Team 3 continues his trend of terrible drafting by picking a RB out of his prime, and coming off a severe injury.

Round 3
1. M. Harrison (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3514) Team 1
2. A. Gates (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6663) Team 2
3. C. Baker (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5974) Team 3
4. E. Manning (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6760) The Poster Children
5. R. Moss (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4262) Team 5
6. S. Jackson (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6783) Team 6...
7. B. Westbrook (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5977) Team 7
8. A. Boldin (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6390) Team 8
9. J. Jones (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6802) Team 9
10. Chicago (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/chi) Team 10

Best pick: Jackson. For a guy being drafted in the late first and early second rounds of many drafts, the middle of the 3rd is a complete steal.
Worst pick: Baker. Why are you picking him in the 3rd round? He belongs more in the bottom, like Rd. 13-15, if you even draft him at all.

Round 4
1. R. Bush (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7751) Team 10
2. Sa. Moss (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5463) Team 9
3. H. Ward (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4323) Team 8
4. R. Wayne (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5477) Team 7
5. D. Culpepper (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4659) Team 6...
6. J. Walker (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5906) Team 5
7. W. McGahee (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6359) The Poster Children
8. L. Coles (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5107) Team 3
9. C. Chambers (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5499) Team 2
10. D. Davis (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6437) Team 1

Best pick: None to really merit this spot, as this round was very average. Maybe Chambers, if he has another excellent season.
Worst pick: Coles. He is definitely not worthy of a pick this high. By this point, its becoming increasingly obvious that Team 3 has no idea how to draft a fantasy football team, so I will switch to the runner-up for this spot from now on.

Round 5
1. P. Burress (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5037) Team 1
2. D. McNabb (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4650) Team 2
3. C. Dillon (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3914) Team 3
4. W. Parker (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7073) The Poster Children
5. M. Hasselbeck (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4416) Team 5
6. T. Houshmandzadeh (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5652) Team 6...
7. T. Gonzalez (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3950) Team 7
8. D. Jackson (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5109) Team 8
9. A. Crumpler (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5482) Team 9
10. L. Evans (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6772) Team 10

Best pick: Hasselbeck. For a QB that was very good stats-wise, this is low.
Worst pick: McNabb. However much talent he may have, he is coming off several injuries. He also lost his best receiver. Considering that there were many better options available, he could have done a lot worse.

07-01-2006, 08:13 PM
Round 6
1. W. Dunn (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3893) Team 10
2. D. Foster (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5920) Team 9
3. J. Shockey (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5900) Team 8
4. Ro. Smith (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3328) Team 7
5. J. Witten (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6405) Team 6...
6. N. Rackers (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5198) Team 5
7. A. Johnson (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6339) The Poster Children
8. B. Edwards (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7179) Team 3
9. D. Driver (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4863) Team 2
10. T. Heap (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5478) Team 1

Best pick: Shockey. He is an excellent TE to be drafted in the 6th round.
Worst pick: Rackers. Even if he was the best fantasy kicker, the 6th is still to early. I have a strong feeling he would have been available later.

Round 7
1. J. Galloway (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3135) Team 1
2. T. Jones (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5036) Team 2
3. D. Brees (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5479) Team 3
4. H. Miller (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7206) The Poster Children
5. Ro. Williams (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6766) Team 5
6. A. Vinatieri (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3727) Team 6...
7. D. Mason (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3988) Team 7
8. C. Taylor (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6142) Team 8
9. Carolina (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/car) Team 9
10. R. McMichael (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6000) Team 10

Best pick: Brees. Even with his shoulder injury (which recovered well), he is still in a potent offense with Reggie Bush and two extremely talented receivers.
Worst pick: Carolina. The 7th is still to early for a defensive unit.

Round 8
1. M. Vanderjagt (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4525) Team 10
2. S. Graham (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5854) Team 9
3. J. Horn (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3646) Team 8
4. Pittsburgh (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/pit) Team 7
5. J. Addai (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7779) Team 6
6. New York (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/nyg) Team 5
7. Indianapolis (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/ind) The Poster Children
8. A. Randle El (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5948) Team 3
9. M. Muhammad (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3511) Team 2
10. Baltimore (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/bal) Team 1

Best pick: Addai. A talent worthy of an earlier pick, a good line, and being the primary replacement for Edgerrin James all add up to make Addai a good value in the middle of round 8.
Worst pick: Randle El. He?s what? A 3rd wide receiver? Not worth a pick this early, even as a flier.

Round 9
1. R. Droughns (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5110) Team 1
2. M. Bulger (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5197) Team 2
3. New York (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/nyj) Team 3
4. J. Feely (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5447) The Poster Children
5. D. Branch (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5951) Team 5
6. Si. Moss (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7793) Team 6...
7. K. Jones (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6789) Team 7
8. K. Warner (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4541) Team 8
9. D. Stallworth (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5899) Team 9
10. C. Rogers (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6338) Team 10

Best pick: Bulger. He?s a good QB in a very good offense. He deserved to go higher, even if he does have some injury troubles.
Worst pick: Moss. He?s a rookie in an offense with many other talented receiving options. He will have a very limited number of touches.

Round 10
1. J. Delhomme (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4555) Team 10
2. T. Green (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/2547) Team 9
3. J. Lewis (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5034) Team 8
4. D. Bledsoe (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/2359) Team 7
5. M. Vick (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5448) Team 6...
6. J. Plummer (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3895) Team 5
7. B. Roethlisberger (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6770) The Poster Children
8. D. Graham (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5907) Team 3
9. Tampa Bay (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/tam) Team 2
10. B. Favre (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/1025) Team 1

Best pick: Delhomme. He has talented receivers, and is a good field general who puts up good numbers. In a tenth round pick, what more do you want?
Worst pick: Favre. He is coming off his worst season, and his receiving corps have gotten weaker. Not a smart move.

07-01-2006, 08:14 PM
Round 11
1. S. McNair (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3114) Team 1
2. R. Brown (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7211) Team 2
3. M. Leinart (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7759) Team 3
4. K. Johnson (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3499) The Poster Children
5. C. Benson (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7180) Team 5
6. L. Maroney (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7770) Team 6...
7. P. Holmes (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4047) Team 7
8. E. Kennison (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3519) Team 8
9. A. Green (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4261) Team 9
10. I. Bruce (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/2914) Team 10

Best pick: Johnson. He is an excellent receiver who will benefit from having double teams placed on Steve Smith.
Worst pick: TIE: Holmes, Bruce. Priest is the backup to the best back in the league, and Bruce is a shell of what he once was.

Round 12
1. T. Bell (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6800) Team 10
2. N. Burleson (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6407) Team 9
3. J. Brown (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6558) Team 8
4. T. Glenn (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3515) Team 7
5. Atlanta (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/atl) Team 6...
6. K. Robinson (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5456) Team 5
7. D. Bennett (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5798) The Poster Children
8. J. McCareins (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5572) Team 3
9. J. Reed (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6290) Team 2
10. Miami (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/mia) Team 1

Best pick: Glenn. He is in a very similar situation to Keyshawn Johnson, as discussed above.
Worst pick: Reed. He was, as far as I?m concerned, not the best kicker available.

Round 13
1. N. Kaeding (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6824) Team 1
2. K. Winslow (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6765) Team 2
3. R. Longwell (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4080) Team 3
4. L. White (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7794) The Poster Children
5. C. Cooley (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6840) Team 5
6. C. Brown (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6429) Team 6...
7. B. Watson (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6791) Team 7
8. Ma. Jones (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7197) Team 8
9. D. McAllister (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5470) Team 9
10. Washington (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/was) Team 10

Best pick: Winslow. Even with his past injuries, he has immense talent, great size, and an improved offensive line than before.
Worst pick: McAllister. He will get greatly reduced touches, due to Reggie Bush?s presence.

Round 14
1. M. Pollard (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3432) Team 10
2. Seattle (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/sea) Team 9
3. C. Simms (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6433) Team 8
4. R. Dayne (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5040) Team 7
5. Ma. Clayton (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7198) Team 6...
6. Dallas (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/dal) Team 5
7. Mi. Clayton (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6774) The Poster Children
8. D. Givens (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6115) Team 3
9. Jacksonville (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/jac) Team 2
10. D. Carr (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5887) Team 1
Best pick: Michael Clayton. He is poised to have a very similar season, if not better, than his rookie year. He also has great size.
Worst pick: Carr. What do you really do with a QB who can?t stay off his butt? Even with the additions of some receiving threats, he still will be very limited by his terrible line.

Round 15
1. V. Davis (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7755) Team 1
2. S. Janikowski (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5046) Team 2
3. L. Smith (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6397) Team 3
4. Da. Clark (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6360) The Poster Children
5. J. Elam (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/2495) Team 5
6. J. Kasay (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/1111) Team 6...
7. J. Wilkins (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3082) Team 7
8. Cincinnati (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/cin) Team 8
9. P. Rivers (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6763) Team 9
10. R. Lindell (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5388) Team 10

Best pick: Rivers. He steps into an excellent San Diego offense and has the great skills to do well.
Worst pick: Cincinnati. They had big problems with pass D last year, and they yhaven?t improved a great amount.

07-01-2006, 08:20 PM
Looks like whoever has got Team 3 has got a plan......To lose every game!!!!!

07-01-2006, 09:25 PM
haha! so true... but i would almost die of laughter if they ended up winning by some unbelievable fluke. So, what do you guys think of my team?

07-01-2006, 10:39 PM
Not bad, you're going to put up a lot of points...LT and Chad are never bad...QB is a bit of a concern. I'm not quite sold on Eli Manning yet, I think there were better options at QB at that point in the draft. I definitely think both Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Delhomme will put up better numbers than Eli. Ben Roethlisberger was a good choice at that point, he won't put up huge numbers but he will be pretty consistent.

Willie Parker and Willis McGahee are small concerns...I don't think Parker will get many TD's and McGahee's health is always a concern.

Andre Johnson and Keyshawn Johnson were both solid picks...I think Andre will have a rebound year and Keyshawn should get a lot of opportunities opposite Steve Smith.

I probably would've taken Randy McMichael over Heath Miller, I believe that pick was a bit of a reach.

07-01-2006, 11:01 PM
I like the Drew Bennett pick. I think he'll put up some big numbers this year with Billy Volek as the starting QB...

07-05-2006, 04:29 PM
Yeah, I'll probably pick up Volek on waivers; the guy has huge seasons fantasy-wise. I'm surprised he wasn't drafted. And about the Miller pick, I figured he is going to get lots of TDs. Considering that as a rookie, he had what, 5 touchdowns and lots of yards, he is only going to gwt better.

07-05-2006, 06:28 PM
nice draft u had there i think i would of drafted drew bledsoe instesd of eli.. i mean he is pretty old but he will have numbers this season cuz of T.O and witten, etc.

07-07-2006, 08:46 PM
Thanks, but I didn't feel that Bledsoe was the best QB available when I drafted Manning. And by the time I was ready to draft another QB, he had been taken.