Before each season we try rep our fantasy knowledge, err, get in a little pre-league draft practice reps with the mock before we take on the real thing. It’s slowly becoming a tradition here at DW for every sport and every season. Since there’s only five of us, we have to draft for multiple teams, but we try to make each pick based on how we’d want the first three rounds to go for a given team. Some of the picks make more sense than others, but just like real drafts, some people throw out the ADP rankings and go with their gut/guy! If you get nothing out of this, we hope you at least enjoy the team names, and the sh** we talk on some of the players!
Not sure there’s much to say here. 2500 total yards last year, over 2,000 on the ground. Made Big Fat Lendale White’s 15 TD’s from the previous year expendable. One of the fastest guys in the NFL. And in tandem with VY, the Titan backfield is ridiculous with the variety of spread plays they can run. Everyone has CJ and his golden grill #1, and so do I. But my grill has diamonds.
#2 Just Win, Maybe – Adrian Peterson
I haven’t finished higher than 10th place since 2002, coincidentally the last time the Raiders were good hence the team name. I get “rewarded” with one of the top draft picks every year, and it never helps probably because the snaking draft order system, which is the gayest thing in the world if you ask me. I guess AP is going to be solid this year especially with Favre losing his number one receiver, so he should be getting more carries and probably even be involved more in the passing game too! It’s a shame on my team he’s more likely to get hurt all my first rounder picks do…
#3 Richmond Rapists – MJD
So, this is an easy pick. The back up to this pick is obviously Ray Rice, however I would only think about taking him in a keeper league situation. MJD is a TD machine and great building block for my draft in the later rounds.
#4 Bloodfart – Frank Gore
The 49’ers are getting better, so the Bloodfarts will get better as well. Alex Smith has continued to improve (when healthy), the addition of Michael Crabtree at WR and the blossoming of Vernon Davis at TE will only help make the run respectable. Frank Gore runs like his teachers are chasing him, and that’s definitely a good thing for fantasy owners. He still feels he has a lot to give, and a lot to prove.
#5 Scott Pilgrim vs. Your Mom – Aaron Rodgers
Let me start by saying I suck at fantasy football. Now that I got the waiver out of the way, let me explain why I selected Aaron Rodgers so high in the mock draft. Did you not see last season? Yes, I totally just explained my reasoning with a question, and that makes me totally awesome.
#6 Washing Headskins – Ray Rice
Great to see a player like this fall! When I saw I was drafting six, I was going to pull the trigger on Aaron Rodgers, but having Rice fall to me instead is a great consolation price. Hard to make the sixth position a great draft spot, but this certainly helps. Continue reading