Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Fantasy Index Magazine Experts Draft Team

I drafted in the Fantasy Index magazine Experts Draft Thursday night. This is an invite only league for the upcoming issue of Fantasy Football Index magazine (out in July). You have to place in the top 11 out of 25 in their pre season rankings to get the invite. I got it. There is also a magazine subscriber who is asked to play too. 

The format is a 22 round, serpentine draft in a draft and forget league where you start  1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 K and 1 Def/St. Scoring is pretty standard Non-PPR and with no negative points for INTs.

My team:

Peyton Manning-DEN/7   (4.07)
Nick Foles-STL/6              (12.07)

Adrian Peterson-MIN/5    (1.06)
DeMarco Murray-PHI/8   (2.07)
Isaiah Crowell-CLE/11      (7.06)
Bishop Sankay-TEN/4      (11.06)
Ryan Mathews-PHI/8       (9.06) (handcuff for Murray)
Terrence West-CLE/11     (13.06) (both CLE RBs from last year in draft and forget format, I don't think Duke Johnson will be the man all year long)

DeAndre Hopkins-HOU/9   (3.06)
Keenen Allen-SD/10             (5.06
DeSean Jackson-WAS/8        (6.07)  (three Top 20 WRs IMO)
Eric Decker-NYJ/5               (10.07)
Kenny Stills-MIA/5               (14.07)
Dwayne Bowe-CLE/11         (16.07)
Jaelen Strong-HOU/9 ®       (17.06) 
Brian Hartline-CLE/11         (22.07)

Antonio Gates-SD/10           (8.07)
Heath Miller-PIT/11              (15.06)

Matt Bryant-ATL/10            (18.07)
Blair Walsh-MIN/5               (20.07) Homer pick

DET/9                                 (19.06)
TB/6                                     (21.06)

Started with AP with 6th pick overall-glad he fell to me. Loved DeMarco Murray in 2nd round-hard to believe he fell that far.
Need to get my three starting WRs next and I think I got 3 of the Top 20 WRs with picks in the 3rd, 5th and 6th rounds.
I wanted a Top 3 QB so I could just have 2 at the position vice waiting and needing three to get a good score from QB. So I went with PM in the 4th when he was available. This meant I could have an extra spot for a WR8. I think Crowell or West will get some points for this team when needed since CLE is going to run all day long-why?-they have no QB and both their pass catchers are missing (J Cameron was traded to MIA and Josh Gordon is suspended). Ryan Mathews is a much needed handcuff for Murray and cost a lot in the 9th. TE is a bit old in the tooth but you have to be weak someplace. The are good enough. K and Def is marginal in draft master formats like this. Get two or three good ones without issues and not on the same bye week and move on. 

So what do you think of this team?

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