Taking Crazy Pills
- Dec 6, 2005
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Without knowing your scoring system, that looks like a mighty good draft to me. My only gripe would be Eric Ebron, but in the 15th round, you can't beat that. Matthews the same story...but I think Matthews has more of a chance to break out and really become a at least a rock solid receiver 3, if not 2. He may not...I can't get a good read on Tennesse. I like them on paper a lot...but I'm not sure if they will live up to their potential..new coaches, new players...who knows.
We have some of the same players....I don't have my draft handy at the moment, but I have Dion Lewis, Larry Fitzgerald, and Rex Burkhead, too. Got them all at a good price, and I think all will exceed their ADP, except maybe Fitzgerald...he's just a reliable and consistent receiver. I got him in what is essentially the last pick in the 3rd round.
I think Dion Lewis and Burkhead will prove to very productive players that exceed their draft positions. Very nice.
Gronk and DJ are given, of course....great players, high price tags.
Stefon Diggs....he'll be awesome, but 2 weeks ago, he was being drafted in like round 6 or 7 on average...he shot up recently to where it is a solid pick, but not a value pick. He'll probably produce right about where you drafted him.
Royce Freeman. I had him targeted, but he, like Diggs, rocketed up the draft boards after game 2 of pre-season. You got him in the 5th round...he went 3rd round in my league. Booker was just named the starter on the team, but nobody knows how the touches will be split, and I expect Freeman will be the starter by the second half of the season...but don't rely on him the first couple of weeks. We all have to see where he stands in playing time.
In the meantime, don't discount any trade offers you get for him. Don't dump him at all....he'll have value...but he's starting at #2, and a lot of owners may still be hot and heavy for him...so you may be able to updgrade...depends on the league.
Chris Thompson. I have a feeling that will end up being the steal of the draft for you. Phenomenal pick at round 10. Awesome.
Just my 2 cent analysis.
All in all, I'd call that an outstanding draft.
I'm really excited to see what Burkhead does this season. My only concern is if he can stay healthy. I'm in a league with a few solid GMs and the rest can have some real WTF moments. For example, one of them took Sony Michel in the 6th round.
With it being a 12 team league, the player pool starts to get pretty diluted towards the end. That's where the Desean Jackson and Rishard Matthews picks came from. I was just taking hopefully the best of what was left.
I hope you're right about Chris Thompson. I was pretty excited when he was still available. I definitely could have done a lot worse with my 4th rb.
I had my eyes on Cameron Brate as my backup TE but one of my friends snagged him right before I could get him. Hopeully I'll only need Ebron for one game. By then a better option may show up on the waiver wire.