Between everything that I have written this preseason and all of the other great stuff that our writers have put together, I’m running out of angles to take when approaching a post. So, I guess this post will be about my drafts! Hooray for you! No, I don’t want to go round by round with you about the 8 or so drafts that I’ve taken part in over the past couple of weeks, I just want to update you on where my mind is at over the past month.
As my draft season is coming to a close, my mind has changed on a few players as the preseason approach evolves. Some players that I didn’t like in July have a more digestible ADP in August and I can find a lot of upside.
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In most cases, I am willing to let Antonio Brown be someone else’s problem, but now, all of a sudden, I have two shares…. I bought Antonio Brown for $25 dollars on a $200 auction budget, which is dirt cheap if you aren’t familiar with auctions. I also drafted him at the end of the 2nd round in a keeper league where 24 players were off of the board coming into the draft at various spots of the draft board. While I don’t view him as someone that I’ll keep long term, I’m certainly willing to take a chance on the upside for this season. The helmet issue will be a thing of the past by week one and his feet seem to be a non-issue at this point. Here we go, I guess…
Fresh off of a summer being a Rashaad Penny truther, I had to swallow my pride and get some Chris Carson shares when roster construction allowed for it. He’s too good of a value to pass up in the fourth round especially if he starts hauling in passes regularly.
My Heaviest Exposures
These are the guys that I am rolling with in every league. I don’t reach for quarterbacks so Kyler Murray has to fall to me in the 7th or 8th round. I love the upside of Kyler Murray, especially with the rushing ability. Jared Goff finished as the QB9 last season and is going later in the 8th round of drafts. I have been grabbing him to round out my starting lineup because I love aligning my fantasy team with Sean McVay’s offense. Goff is a great value with great personnel around him. Jameis Winston talk cooled off after a poor performance on Friday night by Tampa’s offensive line. Keep in mind that Cleveland’s defensive line is full of world beaters so I don’t think there is any reason to panic and I gladly took the discount.
I have reached about a round earlier than I probably should to get Miles Sanders on almost every roster. I don’t mind Jordan Howard, but Miles Sanders fits Philadelphia’s scheme perfectly as an effective runner out of the shot gun formation. Miles Sanders can also pass block effectively and that should help keep him on the field. When you’re drafting Miles Sanders it is going to take some patience. He may not see the amount of touches that he deserves right away in week one but they should be there by October as his skill set separates him from the pack.
IT’S TIME!!! Josh passed his physical and is practicing in pads. Josh is entering his second season with Tom Brady and I am expecting big things for a discounted price.
Give me all of those slot targets in a Bruce Arians Offense
Robert Woods has been falling to me in the 4th and 5th rounds. I actually have ended up with Godwin and Woods on the same roster a couple of times and I like that a lot. Robert Woods caught 86 balls for over 1,200 yards last season and that is a steal in the 4th round. I’m not scared off by the return of Cooper Kupp. I think the Rams will be throwing the ball a lot.
I have been drafting as much Conner as I possibly can in the back half of the first round. In the preseason, Conner has barely come off of the field when the first team offense is playing and he likely finished his preseason with a nice 5 carries for 41 yards and two receptions performance.
I’ve been fortunate enough to see Aaron Jones fall into my lap in mid to late 3rd rounds. This new offense should suit the dynamic running back well. It’d be an extra bonus if he is more involved as a receiving back this season.
I Wish That I Had More Of….
Nobody expected Andrew Luck to retire and now I expect Mack to see an increased workload behind a great offensive line. The one downside of Marlon Mack is his injury history, so hopefully luck (obviously not Andrew) will on his side.
Duke Johnson is perfectly capable of handling an increased work load in Houston. The best part of his game should still be his receiving game. Let’s face it, Houston’s offensive line hasn’t gotten any better since last season.
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