Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fantasy Draft #5: The Runtelldat Homeboys

Twelve hours after Drafting Team Matching Mugshots, I was back in at the draft board from my home fantasy league-The Big Easy League. This league is made up of mostly my former students, who enjoy taking me to task every single season. I moved up to the seventh pick this season. They talked a lot of trash on Sunday. They seem to forget that even with my 6-7 record last year, I finished 3rd in the league last season. So, without further ado, let me introduce you to The Runtelldat Homeboys!

Introducing the starting line-up:

1st round-7th Pick: Ryan Mathews RB San Diego Chargers. Yeah, this is what happens when you have the 7th pick. I'm really HOPING that Ryan channels the 2006 LT. He is projected to pull in 180 fantasy points.
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2nd round-18th Pick: Miles Austin WR Dallas Cowboys. Twice, I have now drafted this dude. I hope his fantasy numbers are better than his love life. Austin brought down 81 receptions for 1320 yards for 11 touchdowns. He scored 194 fantasy points and is projected to bring in 182 this year.

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3rd round-31st Pick: Joe Flacco QB Baltimore Ravens. There is no question that I wanted Philip or Drew. Sigh, but Joe is not a...bad...choice. Flacco threw for 3613 yards for 21 touchdowns with 12 interceptions. He racked up 196 fantasy points last season and is projected to have 240 this year. Not, Rivers, but he will do.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco throws a pass against the New York Giants during the first quarter of their NFL preseason football game in Baltimore, Maryland August 28, 2010.  REUTERS/Joe Giza (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

4th round-42nd Pick: Jonathan Stewart RB Carolina Panthers. This is where my team gets a little iffy. Stewart rushed for 1133 yards for 1o touchdowns. He also had 18 receptions for 139 yards and another touchdown. Stewart had 178 fantasy points last year and is projected to have 184 this year.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 27:  Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers rushes against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium on December 27, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

5th round-55th Pick: Tony Gonzalez TE Atlanta Falcons. And you know this!!! Greatest Tight End Ever. All World Tight End. TG had 83 receptions for 867 yards and 6 touchdowns. He had 117 fantasy points in 2009 and is projected to bring in 139 this year. #1000 on Sunday!!!!

23 July 2009 - Santa Monica, CA - Tony Gonzalez. Madden NFL 10 Pigskin Pro-Am Pre-Party held at Loews Santa Monica Hotel. Photo Credit: T. Conrad/AdMedia
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6th Round-66th Pick: Mike Sims-Walker WR Jacksonville Jaguars. Sims-Walker had 63 receptions for 869 yards and 7 touchdowns. He tallied 120 fantasy points last season and is projected to have 138 points this season.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 17:  Mike Sims-Walker #11 of the Jacksonville Jaguarsreacts after he made a reception in the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on December 17, 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

7th Round-79th Pick: Minnesota Vikings DEF. The Vikings D had 48 sacks last season and 11 interceptions. They recovered 13 fumbles as well. They are ranked as the #6 defense in the league. The Vikings racked up 126 fantasy points last year and are expected to pull in 112 points this season.

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 16: Defensive tackle Pat Williams #94 of the Minnesota Vikings lines up for play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on November 16, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

8th Round-90th Pick: Donald Driver WR Green Bay Packers. Donald Driver is the "old guy" on the team. He had 70 receptions for 1061 yards and 6 touchdowns last season. He had 135 points last year. He is predicted to haul in about 129 points this season.

Jan 10, 2010; Glendale, AZ, USA; Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver (80) during the 2010 NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Packers 51-45 in overtime.

Here are my Bench players:Bold
9th round-103rd pick: Ahmad Bradshaw RB New York Giants
10th round-114th pick: Owen Daniels TE Houston Texans
11th round-127th pick: Devin Aromashodu WR Chicago Bears
12th round-138th pick: Matt Stafford QB Detroit Lions
13th round-151st pick: San Diego Chargers D/ST
14th round-162nd pick: Kevin Smith RB Detroit Lions
15th round-175th pick: Dexter McCluster WR Kansas City Chiefs
16th round-186th pick: Ryan Succop K Kansas City Chiefs

The NFL Season begins in less than 24 hours!!! I'm looking forward to the season, boys, and to quote Jack Jenkins from Harlem Nights: "Don't take this a**-whipping personally."

1 comment:

  1. Nice having Owen Daniels as a backup, and that Ahmad Bradshaw was still available in the 9th round.