Happy Sunday Morning, everybody...This is going to be the closest to a live blog that I will be doing. Today is the first of my fantasy drafts. I don't know how many more that I am going to do, but I'm gonna try to keep it to under four. This draft takes place with the NFL.com fantasy football league. I love NFL.com's fantasy football. More points, and I'm all about the points! My fantasy league is called the Dynasty Orginization League...yeah, I'm aware of the misspelling. There were only two rules to join this league: (1) you have to be a true fantasy fan (which I am) and (2) your team name had to be the name of your favorite football team. So, the name of my team is the Kansas City Chiefs. Because the draft order is randomized, we didn't find out our draft order until this morning. I have the 7th pick out of 12, which sucks. So, let's see if I can salvage a good team with the 7th pick.
Here we go!!!
Introducing my starting line-up:
1st round-7th pick QB Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees finished last season with a Super Bowl Ring, while accumulating 34 touchdowns to 11 interceptions with a total of 4,388 yards. He also had 336.50 fantasy points
2nd round-34th pick RB Pierre Thomas New Orleans Saints
I try not to pick teammates especially back to back, but he really was one of the best players left on the RB board. Thomas finished the season with 793 yards and 6 touchdowns. *Sigh* I'm hoping these numbers improve this year. 2009 Fantasy stats: 142.40 fantasy points.
3rd round-47th pick WR Michael Crabtree San Francisco 49ers
Michael Crabtree missed the first 5 games of last season. He finished the season with 625 yards and 2 touchdowns. Yeah, I know he can do better, but will he?
4th round-74th pick RB Ahmad Bradshaw New York Giants
Ahmad Bradshaw finished last season with 778 yards and 7 touchdowns. 2009 Fantasy stats: 130.14
5th round-87th pick TE Heath Miller Pittsburgh Steelers
Of course I wanted Tony Gonzalez, but I was left with Heath Miller who finished last season with 789 yards and 6 touchdowns. 2009 Fantasy stats: 75.45, not bad for a tight end.
6th round-114th pick WR Austin Collie Indianapolis Colts
Austin Collie clocked 676 yards and 7 touchdowns, not bad for a rookie. 2009 Fantasy stats: 75.90 points. Okay for 2nd wide receiver.
7th round-127th pick DEF The San Diego Chargers
Okay, I couldn't get TG, so I'll settle for Shawne Merriman. Actually, they were the best defense left at this pick. They finished 16th among team defenses last year.
8th round-154th pick WR Bernard Berrian Minnesota Vikings
Bernard Berrian finished last season with 618 yards and 4 touchdowns. I'm really reaching here. There really wasn't much left and another team took Justin Gage.
These are my bench players:
9th round-167th pick QB Matt Cassel Kansas City Chiefs
10th round-194th pick WR Anthony Gonzalez Indianapolis Colts
11th round-207th pick RB Larry Johnshon Washington Redskins
12th round-234th pick TE Tony Moeaki Kansas City Chiefs
13th round-247th pick DEF Kansas City Chiefs
14th round-274th pick K Jeff Reed Pittsburgh Steelers
15th round-287th pick WR Greg Camarillo
Technically, Jeff Reed is my starting kicker, but honestly, I'll probably replace him during his bye week and never look back. *kicker hater*
It only took one hour and 45 minutes to wrap up this first draft, and I learned a valuable lesson. I should have looked more carefully at how many teams were in this league. There is more balance with the players when there are only 12 teams. So what do you think? Leave me a line.
So until next time remember, "Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable. " - Tom Landry