The BFTB staff fantasy football draft took place this past weekend. I'm going to take a look at the rosters and give my two cents over the course of these posts. I encourage you to jump in the comments and give your fantasy analysis. To give you some perspective, it is a 16 team league with soft PPR scoring and an aggressive defensive scoring format.
Let's start by looking at my own team:
Adler's All Stars - Steve Adler
1. (1) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
2. (32) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
3. (33) Mike Wallace (Pit - WR)
4. (64) Chad Ochocinco (NE - WR)
5. (65) Jimmy Graham (NO - TE)
6. (96) Pierre Garcon (Ind - WR)
7. (97) Brandon Jacobs (NYG - RB)
8. (128) Michael Bush (Oak - RB)
9. (129) Ronnie Brown (Phi - RB)
10. (160) James Jones (GB - WR)
11. (161) Greg Little (Cle - WR)
12. (192) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
13. (193) Sebastian Janikowski (Oak - K)
14. (224) Matt Hasselbeck (Ten - QB)
15. (225) Carson Palmer (Cin - QB)
16. (256) Maurice Morris (Det - RB)
Team Name: Weak
Strengths: Peterson and the WR corp.
Weaknesses: HB2 - Jacobs as the two is shaky. With a few back ups in Bush, Brown, and Morris on the bench. This could be a huge hole week in and week out.
Upside: Team has plenty of upside with Graham, Garcon, and Jones on the roster.
D'oh moment: Carson Palmer? What kind of amateur move is this?
Overall rating (1-5 stars): ****
Takeo's Neck - Orz
1. (2) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
2. (31) Antonio Gates (SD - TE)
3. (34) DeSean Jackson (Phi - WR)
4. (63) Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)
5. (66) Kenny Britt (Ten - WR)
6. (95) Kevin Kolb (Ari - QB)
7. (98) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
8. (127) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
9. (130) DeMarco Murray (Dal - RB)
10. (159) Marion Barber (Chi - RB)
11. (162) Donald Driver (GB - WR)
12. (191) Minnesota (Min - DEF)
13. (194) Jordan Shipley (Cin - WR)
14. (223) Jason Campbell (Oak - QB)
15. (226) Joshua Cribbs (Cle - WR)
16. (255) Kevin Boss (Oak - TE)
Team Name: Solid - sounds like it means business
Strengths: Big play threats! Foster, Gates, and Jackson can put a fantasy team on their shoulders on any given Sunday
Weaknesses: Kolb is the starter... ouch! Stewart is the HB2 with Murrey and Barber the other options.Who is the flex?
Upside: This team screams upside! Orz has put together the ultimate boom or bust team
D'oh moment: Round seven when Orz selected a back up HB to play in his HB2 spot. Ouch
I do have to give it up to Orz, he stole Jason Campbell from me. Not that I like Campbell, but he has a great matchup during Romo's bye week. Well played sir.
Orz drew a tough slot drafting between Wonko and myself.
Overall rating (1-5 stars): **
Fear Boners - Wonko
1. (3) Ray Rice (Bal - RB)
2. (30) Reggie Wayne (Ind - WR)
3. (35) Felix Jones (Dal - RB)
4. (62) Santonio Holmes (NYJ - WR)
5. (67) Percy Harvin (Min - WR)
6. (94) Tony Gonzalez (Atl - TE)
7. (99) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
8. (126) Pierre Thomas (NO - RB)
9. (131) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
10. (158) Ben Tate (Hou - RB)
11. (163) Matt Bryant (Atl - K)
12. (190) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
13. (195) San Francisco (SF - DEF)
14. (222) Mike Goodson (Car - RB)
15. (227) Tashard Choice (Dal - RB)
16. (254) Devery Henderson (NO - WR)
Team Name - Confused, someone is going to have to explain this one to me. Editors Note: It is a reference to a television show called The League. One of the characters names his team the Fear Boners in reference to an embarrassing incident from the commissioner's past. -Wonko
Strengths: HBs - Rice and Jones were great grabs. If Jones can stay healthy, both could be top five HBs this season.
Weaknesses: Cutler at QB. With only one game over 300 yards last season, Cutler has been on a steady decline.
Upside: Wide outs - Holmes, Harvin, and Green all have to potential to put up big numbers. Holmes could be a top five guy if Sanchez continues to develop.
D'oh moment: Cutler, it's tough to win a fantasy league with an inconsistent QB.
Upside: I love Jones and Holmes, if these two stay on the field all season, they will produce big. Choice in the 15th as a handcuff for Jones was a great pick.
Overall rating (1-5 stars): ***1/2
Revis and Butthead - Creanium
1. (4) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
2. (29) Miles Austin (Dal - WR)
3. (36) Ryan Mathews (SD - RB)
4. (61) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
5. (68) Braylon Edwards (SF - WR)
6. (93) Kellen Winslow (TB - TE)
7. (100) Santana Moss (Was - WR)
8. (125) C.J. Spiller (Buf - RB)
9. (132) New York (NYG - DEF)
10. (157) Mark Sanchez (NYJ - QB)
11. (164) Roy Helu (Was - RB)
12. (189) Earl Bennett (Chi - WR)
13. (196) Devin Hester (Chi - WR)
14. (221) David Buehler (Dal - K)
15. (228) Kendall Hunter (SF - RB)
16. (253) Jermaine Gresham (Cin - TE)
Team Name: Genius!
Strengths: Charles, Austin, and Big Ben. Those three will make this team tough to beat weak in and weak out.
Weaknesses: The WR corp makes me nervous outside of Austin. Edwards with Smith and Moss with "Beckman" screams inconsistency and uncertainty on a week to week basis.
D'oh moment: Ryan Mathews in the third round. That is high to take a guy that will share the ball and be replaced on the goal line.
Upside: I suppose this is the time I'm supposed to say Mathews? I'd love to, but using a third round pick on him makes me uncomfortable. Keep this in mind... Jones went one pick before Mathews. Let's revisit this at the end of the season. I love the Helu pick, by mid season he could be in that HB2 spot.
Overall rating (1-5 stars): ***
That's going to do it for the first installment of the BFTB draft breakdown. If you want to talk Fantasy Football, I'll be hosting "The Fantasy Daddy Show" on XTRA Sports 1360 Monday - Wednesday this week starting at 7pm. You can listen to the Monday podcast here. For fantasy projections and cheat sheets you can check out FantasyDaddy.com