Here are the results of the Inaugural Razzball Invitational Fantasy Football Experts Draft, IRIFFED for short. It is a 10 team, non ppr league. Pretty much the same as all your leagues unless you get all funky with slots for announcers and beer commercials. All the managers are bloggers and you can find some of them just to the right a little bit down in Mom’s Basement.
I never have a set strategy going into drafts besides trying see how many Goose Island IPA’s I can have before the draft is done. But I usually have some very basic goals in mind. I’ve said it before, but I am an old school RB/RB kind of drafter, but with the 10 slot that idea often is scrapped for some hot wide receiver action. I wasn’t overly pleased with this draft, but I think I can be a contender. Take a look see.
1. (10) Chris Johnson: I felt like he was the best RB left on the board. I really didn’t have anybody else I wanted here.
2. (11) Randy Moss: He’s my number one WR this year and I think he’s going to be mooning the world after a whole bunch of TD’s. It was between him and Frank Gore, but I was hoping my man Ronnie Brown was going to come back to me.
3. (30) Kevin Smith: Alas, no such luck with Ronnie. The RB pickins were slim and I wasn’t about to ride a nuclear warhead down onto Russia with my cowboy hat a wavin’ while waiting on a RB. So I picked Smith. I think he will be solid this year. I chose him over Pierre Thomas which may come back to haunt me if Bush goes down early.
4. (31) Wes Welker: Seems to be a theme here with Patriot receivers. This league runs with three wide receivers so I needed my second one quickly and I felt Wes was the best left, but I sure don’t care to put all my eggs in one Patriot basket, but I did.
5. (50) Marshawn Lynch: My first backup pick. I like stacking my RB’s since they go down so easily and Lynch is already down for the first three games. I felt like he had good value in the fifth round and really could be better than K. Smith, so he might end up being my starter.
6. (51) Aaron Rodgers: I like Rodgers a lot this year, but I always end up thinking I should have waited on a QB.
7. (70) Donald Driver: With my top 3 receivers I like to play it conservatively and go with consistency. Driver is the bran flakes of wide receivers.
8. (71) Larry Johnson: LJ is flying under the radar this year and probably for good reason. Haley’s new offense may not be the best fit for LJ, but the guy still seems to have his legs and he hasn’t been completely overused in his career. He still had 4.4 yards per carry last year. He could do something this year besides spit drinks at women.
9. (90) Kellen Winslow: I wanted Greg Olsen, but missed out. Winslow should get plenty of work in Tampa’s conservative offense.
10. (91) Kurt Warner: Just couldn’t pass up on the old man this late. I won’t be taking him with my first QB pick this year, but if he can stay healthy he may supplant Rodgers as my starter. I feel pretty good about my QB’s.
11. (110) Percy Harvin: My only rookie pick. Harvin is getting a lot of hype in training camp and I’m buying in. He is a rookie and could be over his head, but he’s got upside out the backside.
12. (111) Fred Jackson: A Lynch handcuff. He knows how that feels.
14. (131) Minnesota: Had to pick a D.
15. (150) Earl Bennett: Another wide receiver gamble. Cutler used to play grab ass with Bennett at Vanderbilt.
EDIT: To view the entire draft results go here.