Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fantasy Draft: Team Number One-The Kansas City Chiefs

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 fantasy football league. I love'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

Feb. 07, 2010 - Miami, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES - epa02020884 New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees warms up on the field at Sun Life Stadium prior to the start of Super Bowl XLIV in Miami, Florida, USA, 07 February 2010. The New Orleans Saints will play the Indianapolis Colts in american football's annual championship game.

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.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: Pierre Thomas #23 of the New Orleans Saints dives into the endzone for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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?

SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 14: Wide receiver Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers scores a touchdown in the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at Candlestick Park on December 14, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 22:  Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the New York Giants runs the ball against the Atlanta Falcons on November 22, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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.

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 20: Heath Miller #83 of the Pittsburgh Steelers attempts to break through a tackle by AJ Hawk #50 of the Green Bay Packers during the game on December 20, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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.

Jan. 24, 2010 - Indianapolis, Kentucky, USA - Indianapolis Colt reciever Austin Collie pulled in a second quarter Peyton Manning pass in front of New York Jets defender Kerry Rhodes,25, as the Indianpolis Colts played the New York Jets in the AFC Championship on Sunday January 24, 2010 in Indianapolis,IN. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff.

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.

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Linebacker Shawne Merriman #56 of the San Diego Chargers stands with his defensive teammates on the field against the Oakland Raiders on September 14, 2009 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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.

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Bernard Berrian #87 of the Minnesota Vikings runs for yards after the catch against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 31-28 in overtime. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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

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