Monday, May 31, 2010
Fantasy Index Expert Auction draft 2010-my team
My second FF draft of the 2010 season.
Here is my team from the auction draft a few weeks ago for the Fantasy Football Index Experts League. You can read about the rest of the league and my rankings and comments in the upcoming issue due out 1 July.
The league is essentially a draftmasters (draftexperts) league in that it it draft and forget. No trades, add/drops or start/bench decisions. What you draft is what you got all season and the computer picks your best possible starting lineup each week after the scores are tabulated.
It is a 22 man roster and starts 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 K and 1 DEF in a NON PPR performance league.
I go with 3 QBs and TEs to maximize my points in those categories since I went weak there. I would do the same at K and DEF (draft 3 per position) if this were a 25 man roster league, but alas it is limited to 22 players.
Carson Palmer, Cin QB $9
Alex Smith, SF QB $7 (My sleeper QB-could be Top 15)
Jake Delhomme, Cle QB $1 (May be in a QBBC in Cle-which would suck for me)
Ryan Grant, GB RB $37
DeAngelo Williams, Car RB $30
Jahvid Best, Det RB $16 (Kevin Smith will not be 100% this year, the rookie gets the start from day 1)
Michael Bush, Oak RB $7 (Could easily be the starter for OAK week 1 and definitely will get his touches)
Leon Washington, Sea RB $6 (Looks great now that LenDale White has been released by Seattle)
Brandon Jackson, GB RB $1 (handcuff for Ryan Grant)
Reggie Wayne, Ind WR $31
Chad Ochocinco, Cin WR $17
Santana Moss, Was WR $11 (With a better QB throwing to him (McNabb) the sky is the limit)
Steve Breaston, Ari WR $7 (#2 WR in AZ now)
Anthony Gonzalez, Ind WR $1 (Great sleeper)
Arrelious Benn, TB WR $1 (TB needs a WR..so took a flyer on the rookie)
Owen Daniels, Hou TE $7
Chris Cooley, Was TE $6
Marcedes Lewis, Jac TE $1
David Akers, Phi K $1
Jason Hanson, Det K $1
Redskins D/ST, Was D/ST $1
Falcons D/ST, Atl D/ST $1
I really like Alex Smith ($7), Javhid Best ($16), Michael Bush ($7), Leon Washington ($6) and Anthony Gonzalez ($1). The tandem of Owen Daniels and Chris Cooley could be huge too. Especially when I do not have to decide who to start, the computer does it for me!!!
Just goes to show that some money at the end of the draft always buys bargains.
One regret, wish I had gotten another WR $1 instead of the handcuff for Ryan Grant. Oh well.
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