Greetings one and all, since we’ll be doing our Razzball Commenter Leagues via yahoo this year – and if you haven’t up, clicky-click on that linky-link to do so now – I thought it would be fair to highlight some round by round value plays for a 12 team league much like it so you get a feel for how I’d draft in this little shin-dig. Because as we all know, I’m so important that you should care how I’d draft. Now I’m gonna go round by round so clearly the first few aren’t going to be difficult to call ‘values’, per se. But of course, I’ll aim to do a follow up to this piece called the Anti-
Christ ADP so you get a feel for guys I’ll avoid via their round value. Just in case someone out there isn’t familiar with our RCL set up, it’s 12 team PPR with W/R/T flex and 6 bench spots with the rest being, as they say, ‘the youzzzch’…or however you special the kid’s abbreviation of ‘usual’. Now keep in mind, I know some draft picks will be unreasonable. That’s not the point of this exercise. I’m simply pointing out round by round whom I think is a steal or undervalued so if someone’s bye week if my QBs have the same bye week, you can tell me but I promise you I won’t care. But now that we’ve laid the groundwork, let me do the footwork as I take you throw my All-ADP Team for 2013 Fantasy Football…well I can’t very well talk to you about the RCLs without strongly encouraging you to sign up for said RCLs now could I? Here’s the link. Get over there, create a league, then go back and look at yourself in the mirror and see how happy you’ve made yourself. Now if you’ll excuse me, I still have a post to finish…
Trent Richardson, Round 1 – So I gotta say I’m a little shocked at Yahoo here. Look, I get it, his YPC was a little underwhelming last year and he doesn’t play for a buzzy offense. But the reality is, he played through a cracked rib and still scored 12 touchdowns. For him to be projected as the 11th best pick in the draft, I’m a bit flummoxed seeing as I have him as 6th off the board in my Rankings. I know, I know we’re splitting hairs here but as they say, you can’t win your league in the first round but you can sure lose it. Clearly I like T-Rich more then a few of these guys.
Demaryius Thomas, Round 2 – Yeah, I know, why didn’t I go RB/RB? Well, this is an exercise in valuation via the round involved and as the 22nd guy off the board, I have to say he’s being undervalued. There’s a lot of worry about production from not just Decker but DT this year with the Welker signing. Count me in the non-worried camp. DT was the 5th best Wide Out in 2012 and should be valued as such but he’s getting pushed away from the group around AJ and Marshall. I’m not on board with that. But of course, we’re splitting hairs again. Don’t worry, the later rounds should be better for valuation purposes.
Frank Gore, Round 3 – Ok, I have an RB2 now, are you happy? He’s boring but consistent over the last two years. I know you want this to all be fireworks but sometimes a sparkler will just have to do.
Marques Colston, Round 4 – Yes, I’ve gone boring with little upside with my last two picks. Keep in mind I’m not assembling an actual team, just merely pointing out cheap options while trying to assemble one. It’s just as hard on me as it is on you.
Matthew Stafford, Round 5 – Really, I could pick any QB that’s not going in the first 4 rounds up to Romo and feel I got value. QB is so deep it hurts this year.
Rob Gronkowski, Round 6 – His current ADP of 69 will change before a lot of drafts start going off but I’m writing it now so I get to highlight it now. This is absurd and I’ll gladly take it. Injury risk, I fart in your general direction. By the end of the year you should be happy with how cheap you got Gronk.
Chris Ivory, Round 7 – Anyone who knows anything about me knows Ivory’s going to be on my team this year. Two straight years, two sleeper posts on this man. If you want a full recount on why I like him for 2013, take a gander at this Chris Ivory Sleeper post. I wrote it while huffing baked goods.
Vincent Brown, Round 8 – Yeah, I just draft guys I write sleeper posts about, I know. With DX out of the picture, Vincent will probably start racing up the draft ladder but for now, he’s falling to me in the 8th so I have to write this before it gets out of hand…
Daryl Richardson, Round 9 – Early reports were that he would be the lead back in STL. Current reports still say the same thing. Yet none of you trust said reports. Pardon me while I take advantage of that.
Danny Woodhead, Round 10 - You don’t really trust Mathews at this point, do you? Good. I’m not saying Woodhead takes over the lead role if/when Ryan gets injured but for where Danny’s going and his PPR upside, I’ll take it.
Chris Givens, Round 11 - Third guy I’ve written a sleeper post on in this. I’m hip with this trend. Second Rams offensive player I’ve drafted. Maybe not so hip on that trend. Either way, Givens first preseason game is a nice glimpse at what he can bring to the table.
Brian Hartline, Round 12 – I don’t get it. Guy goes for 1000 yards receiving last year as the lone target in a very poor passing offense and he gets the snub this year in drafts. I like Hartline’s chances to provide some poor-man’s Welker numbers as Wallace stretches the field. Not an upside play here but definitely a value one.
Ryan Tannehill, Round 13 – I’m nothing if not strong in my convictions. I’ve ranked him much higher then others in my QB rankings and already have him in my 14 team Auction draft I did earlier this year. Just ignore the fact I drafted Pitta. I’m trying to forget myself…
Greg Little, Round 14 – So apparently I love Dolphins, Rams and Browns players this year. Really think that could come back to haunt me…but enough about that, it wasn’t that long ago Little was a highly touted wide out. He’s in his third year and started ‘figuring it out’ down the stretch last year. Eh, who cares about justifying your 14th round pick. It’s a boom or bust move. No reason to play it safe, just take what the draft gives you.
Cleveland Browns D/ST, Round 15 - Yeah, I’m just filling roster spots now and also highlighting a DST that I’d consider a ‘sleeper’ heading into the season but I won’t be writing any sleeper posts on cuz…well, it’s a flippin DST dude. You really wanna read dat chit?
Dan Bailey, Round 16 – I’m being honest, I really don’t care here but you’d already know that if you read my Kicker post awhile back. Cowboys offense + Bailey = I still don’t care but ok.
Alright, so there you have it, an All-ADP team fit for a king. Let’s see what it looks like in because table format, shall we?
|All-ADP Team For 12 Team Yahoo Leagues|
Wonderful, superb, splendid! Now I just have to hope this doesn’t look silly 5 injuries later when I actually post it! I’d say for a value by round team, this one looks pretty good and not too many picks would be considered outlandish or even out of draft order. The highlights on this team to me would be Gronk in the 6th followed by Ivory and then nabbing RB depth in the 9th and 10th with Woodhead/Richardson. It’s also a good way to highlight how waiting on QB can really help this draft season. I was able to pretty much solidify my starting roster in the first 6 rounds minus my WR3 but that position is easier to fill then your FLEX position unless you don’t mind starting a TE or WR there (and believe me when I say, I do). All in all, not a bad team if you ask me and so what if you didn’t? I did and I like this team. So there’s your All-ADP team. Next week I’ll try to follow up with the opposite of this love fest with my Anti-ADP team. Stay tuned! Or don’t! Sorry, I’m pro-choice, that couldn’t be helped.