Sunday night was our 16th annual fantasy football draft...wow, it is unbelievable that I have been doing this for 16 years, and for the most part, all with the same guys every year...
Like Ricky Ricardo would say, "let me splain"...our league is an 8 team league in which you are allowed to start two quarterbacks...with that being said, I had the 4th overall pick and did not hesitate to take Aaron Rodgers...I had him last year and he was gold...
The first pick in the draft went to James Hunter and he snatched Adrian Peterson...Arian Foster and Jamaal Charles went next...after I took Rodgers, the following players were taken to close out the first round: LeSean McCoy, Ray Rice, Rashard Mendenhall, Chris Johnson...
Here is how the second round played out:
Rick Ellis - Michael Turner
Jamie Persino - Andre Johnson
Salt Edmonds - Calvin Johnson
Jason Lehman - Roddy White
Rick George - Drew Brees
John Valentine - Michael Vick
T-Dawg - Maurice Jones-Drew
James Hunter - Matt Forte
Second round thoughts
I passed on a running back again because quarterbacks get more points...and again, I had Drew Brees last season...I would rather go with a Brees or Tom Brady instead of a second or third tier back at this point...
However, this strategy forced my hand in taking Peyton Hillis in round three....at this point, 12 running backs were off the board...I wanted Larry Fitzgerald, but by the time it would come back to me in the 4th round, I would have a 4th tiered running back...
The one player I wanted who I didn't get was Calvin Johnson...expect at least 15 TDs from this monster this year...I also wanted Mark Ingram because I think the Saints are going to use him inside the 20 which give him double digit TDs...
Here is my team with the round selected:
QBs - Aaron Rodgers (1), Drew Brees (2)
RB - Peyton Hillis (3), Shon Greene (5), James Starks (7), Marshawn Lynch (9), Mike Tolbert (10), Delone Carter (15), Danny Woodhead (18), Kendall Hunter (21)
WR - DeSean Jackson (4), Chad Ochocinco (6), Mario Manningham (8), Braylon Edwards (13), Hines Ward (14), Jordan Shipley (19), Stevie Breaston (20)
K- Sebastian Janikowski (11), Rob Bironas (16)
Def - Lions (12)
ST - Browns (17)