Yeah, I name dropped but can you blame me?  The Piano man is fantasy royalty.  He’s the Prince Charles of fantasy sports with better teeth and slightly less dumbo-y ears.  Well anyways, now that we’ve covered that, let’s cover info about the actual draft.  It was a 12 team PPR Auction draft with a $200 cap and a guy out there I was drafting against named Scott Pianowski.  Yes, I’m putting him in the tags and he will be mentioned at least 20 more times before this post is over.  I keed, for the rest of the info you need to know, the league is fairly standard otherwise but for the positions in the starting lineup: 1 QB, 3WR, 2RB, 2 RB/WR/TE, 1 QB/WR/RB/TE.  I’m sure I didn’t put things in the right order in those brackets but who cares, I was drafting with…ok, you get the point I’ll stop now.  All and all, I was happy with my draft but for a few areas that will either be glaring or pan out just fine.  One was the QB situation.  Now had I known Tony Romo was going to go for $15, I would’ve jumped in the bidding but he was the first QB out of the guys behind Vick to hit the board.  Chances are, if I started bidding on him, he would’ve jumped up to the $25 to $30 price range anyway.  A couple of bids after him, Eli Manning went for $30 which was $2 more than what Michael Vick went for.  And of course, my one true fantasy football love in Matt Ryan went over $25 and at the time, I just couldn’t afford it with the other needs I had.  Since Rivers was still on the board at that time, I thought I’d be safe but here I am with Ben Roethlisberger and Ryan Fitzpatrick for $24 total.  In the end, QBs went for way more than I wanted them to, leading me to struggle with diving in when they did come up.  Wish me luck there, folks, I might need it.  The only other issues were trying to get Brandon Marshall to go at a more reasonable price and ended up holding the bag at $29.  Not that I didn’t get a good talent for that price, but I already had Larry Fitzgerald for $33 and didn’t really need to spend another $30 on WR.  It obviously changed how I viewed my WR3, which you can see below.  Other than that, I put $2 on Pierre Thomas and then went to grab a beer.  When I came back, I thought someone else had nabbed him because I couldn’t believe I got him for that little.  Instead it took me 5 rounds to realize he was on my team.  There are worse things, especially considering I don’t trust Mark Ingram to stay healthy nor be all that effective but it was a bench RB I didn’t intend to have.  Other than that, Louis Murphy probably surprises you.  Yeah, it did me too.  He was my last pick and he was in my queue at the top and it got to me faster than I thought it would.  Now of course if Steve Smith tapers off this season and Murphy goes off in his absence you can look back at this and realize Sky was the only person out there who’d even have Louis Murphy in his queue and say ‘man, what a Nostrafrickindamus that guy is’.  I’m probably dropping him after this week.  Oh well, outside of that, I’m fairly happy with my RB situation.  Yes, CJ2K isn’t going to return to the form he was a couple of years ago but he should have a shot at top 5 running back when it’s all said and done.  Getting Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart for a total of $32 makes for a pretty cheap RB2 with the potential to be worth way more by the end of the season.  Considering I wrote a sleeper post on Gerhart, it’s clear I don’t feel put out if AP isn’t back straight away.  Overall, I wanted RBs that could promise me at least 40 receptions apiece given a full workload and feel I more than met that quota with the guys I grabbed.  In any case, have a perusal of a team that I landed while I was drafting with a guy named…oh right, I guess that’s been covered.

  1. scott says:
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    I was happy to get P Thomas in Round 9 of my 15-round 14-team PPR league.

    Maybe a stupid question — start Hillis or DHB at my flex in week 1? I’m scared that Hillis is sharing carries, though I know he’ll probably see more than Charles and get goal-line shit…but DHB will get catches..

    Probably Hillis, but just not sure.

    Thanks as always!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hillis will get catches too. Would rather have Hillis.

  2. Hot Sauce says:
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    I’d be ecstatic with Amendola as your #3 receiver, especially accounting for everything else on your roster. Well done, stud PPR WR corps.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah Amendola is a forgotten name in PPR leagues this year. Thanks!

  3. Big C says:
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    Just had my draft last weekend, and I had to finish my last several rounds over the phone. As such, I sort of lost track of my roster and ran out of rounds, without a D or kicker. I suppose there are worse things in the world, but I will probably need to remedy that nonetheless. As such, which two of these four would you recommend dropping? It’s a 10 team league with 16 spots, standard scoring, etc.

    – Randy Moss
    – Santonio Holmes
    – Randall Cobb
    – Kyle Rudolph

    Your advice is appreciated!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d drop Moss and Rudolph depending on who my starting TE is.

  4. Dom says:
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    12 team PPR league, draft last night, thoughts please
    QB – Rivers
    RB – MJD
    RB – Gore
    WR – Calvin Johnson
    WR – Fitzgerald
    TE – Finely
    D/ST – Seahawks
    K – Bailey

    Res QBs: Freeman and Whitehurst
    Res RBs: Mikel Leshoure and Alfred Morse
    Res: WRs: Pierre Garcon and Crabtree
    Res TE: Heath Miller
    Res D/ST: Bengals
    Res K: Lindell

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not certain it is a requirement but I wouldn’t keep a backup DEF, K, TE. Also not sure about having whitehurst. Assuming there’s a setting you’re not sharing. Overall, I like your starting lineup, just not hip about your bench

      • Dom says:
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        @Sky, the Res positions are set by the league, we must carry them like that. I like Freeman as my backup QB, and Garcon and Crabtree at WR. My biggest concern is my running backs overall. MJD and Gore were both on every “Bust” list, while Leshoure and Morse could either be sitting on the bench or starting… I have no idea at this moment.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ah gotcha. Yeah, I don’t mind Freeman as my backup. Your RB backups are guys I don’t have high hopes for but I like your WRs.

  5. Schizer says:
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    Who to start in the flex spot this week? 12 team, ppr…

    AP, Rashad Jennings, Kendall Wright, Ryan Williams, or Robert Meachem?

    Thanks!

    • Schizer says:
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      @Schizer, I should add that there are two flex spots and I have Boldin in the other spot so I guess pick 2 out of the ones above + Boldin…

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I’d stay with boldin.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      That’s tough. I’d go Jennings

  6. DP says:
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    Need to pick up a kicker in my league. Need to drop one guy out of Gresham and Alfred Morris. Do I stick with a 2nd TE or the hope that the Shanahanigans will play out my way? Thanks for any input.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t like backup TEs, I’d keep Morris

  7. Nico says:
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    I have Jason Witten and no backup TE. Would you drop Amendola, Bess, or Jacquizz Rodgers for a 1-week filler TE in a 12 team, .5 ppr league, or just take the 0 points if Witten is ruled out? Heath Miller, Anthony Fasano, or Dallas Clark look to be the best TEs left. Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d wait until you actually need to take action tomorrow. If you really have to, I’d go Clark for Bess

  8. Mike says:
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    If Turbin starts instead of lynch…would u play him over Maclin at flex position?
    Standard league

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I would

  9. Mike says:
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    One more…would u drop Ryan Williams to pick up Turbin?
    Other bench RBs are Hillis and Jennings

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hey mike, if you could, please only ask on one post. Would appreciate it. I wouldn’t drop william unless I had Lynch

  10. barker says:
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    hey sky i have a trade question for you in a 16 team 2 qb and one flex spot with qb attached so essentially a 3 qb league — a bunch of teams missed the draft and i wound up with 5 decent if not spectacular QBs and am getting trade offers pretty rapidly

    heres one that struck my fancy and i thought could use an expert opinion

    i give schaub tannehill blackmon i get arian foster ingram britt

    looks like a no brainer but qb in this league even bad ones score 800 plus points its a weird scoring system that counts attemts for .5 and comps for 1 and a bunch of scoring benchmarks 10 pts at 400 yds Ex. brees scored 1569 pts last year in this league

    hers my team finally…
    qbs rodgers schaub luck russell wilson tannehill
    wrs welker blackmon crabtree alshon jeffrey manningham
    rbs kevin smith gerhart peterson redman michael bush
    tes olsen celek

    should i try one of the rooks luck for foster or wilson for britt

    i offered the kid tannehill for britt to get it started and he countered with what is above

    i’d like to keep 4 qbs but that trade might be too good to pass but if i trade schaub and tannehill im stuck with luck and wilson starting every week is that good enough?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If QBs are worth that much I wouldn’t do it and just as a side note, I would really talk to the commish about setting your league up to be a bit more fair. If you can start 3 and there are 16 teams, that means most teams are gonna get left out. Should just be a 1 QB league with a QB flex.

      • barker says:
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        @Sky, yea its just a public league — i didnt realize qbs would be worth that much more — its a tempting offer of course

        ill probably counter with luck or wilson for foster
        it would be nice to get foster

        wwskyd ?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, you need to keep your QBs if that’s the case. Try Wilson and if he doesn’t bite, go Luck.

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