Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Fantasy Football '08

It's that time of year again, when I reveal who I drafted in our church fantasy football league. Going into the draft, I had a difficult decision to make. I had to decide who was going to be my keeper. I had it boiled down to either Earnest Graham (RB - Saints) or Brandon Marshall (WR - Broncos). Both of them were free agent pick-ups, which meant that I would only have to sacrifice my last-round draft pick from this year's draft to keep either. They were each rated at about the same place on the big draft boards I read online, so it was a crap shoot. After much deliberation - and some help from my friend Brian - I chose to keep Marshall. Also, I realized that I started the night with the #5 pick (out of ten teams), which is not a desirable location. One pick earlier and I could have gotten one of the true stud RBs, but instead I got a tier three guy. But Portis has been nice for me in the past, so we'll hold off on the judgment calls until then. Now, without any further ado, here is my draft, in order:
  • Clinton Portis - RB (pictured here)
  • Andre Johnson - WR
  • Brandon Jacobs - RB
  • Derek Anderson - QB (also, if he loses the job to Quinn, or gets injured, I still keep the Browns' QB)
  • Calvin Johnson - WR
  • Fred Taylor - RB
  • Heath Miller - TE
  • Seattle - Defense
  • Anthony Gonzalez - WR
  • Kevin Smith - RB
  • Chester Taylor - RB (this was a block so the guy who had Adrian Peterson couldn't handcuff his pick in case AD gets injured - hee-hee!)
  • Nate Kaeding - K
  • Brandon Marshall - WR
The first game is Thursday night - Are you ready for some football?!

1 comment:

Brian said...

Good grief! You'll be able to puts some points on the board with your receivers! I worry about Jacobs being in a time-share situation but if you get lucky at all with any of your running backs you'll be very competitive my friend. But what do I know? I haven't won in fantasy football in two years! Why are you even listening to me...