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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New Faces

Antonio Brown

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…

Chris Carson

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 

Jameis Winston, Jared Goff, and Kyler Murray

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.

Mile Sanders

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. 

Josh Gordon

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.

Chris Godwin 

Give me all of those slot targets in a Bruce Arians Offense

Robert Woods

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. 

James Conner

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. 

Aaron Jones

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….

Marlon Mack

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

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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Water boy
Water boy
2 years ago

Morning man! Drafted last night in my .5 ppr league just seeing what you think , if there’s a glaring hole/ start thinking of trades?

Here goes it:

QB Russell Wilson , got him round 13

RB1: David Johnson
RB2: Dalvin cook

WR1: OBJ
WR2: Adam thielen
WR3: Josh Gordon

TE: Darren Waller, got him round 17

Flex: David Montgomery

Not mentioning D or kicker as I’ll be streaming

Bench: AJ green (got him at the end of round 6), Tevin Coleman, Dede Westbrook, Darwin Thompson, Marquez valdes scantling, tony pollard, Dion Lewis (got Lewis at the end of round 14), Justin Jackson (round 15), John brown (round 16)

Only reason I drafted pollard I figured he’d have a role if Zeke didn’t sign by week 1, figured the same with Justin Jackson. I wanted josh Jacobs but there was no way I could’ve gotten him.

Here are some best available players:

QB: rivers , cousins , Brissett, jimmy G, darnold

RB: AP, Chris Thompson, Mattison (cuff for cook), Mike Davis (cuff for Montgomery)

WR: marquise brown, deebo samual, Ted gin jr, Crabtree

TE: graham, Jack Doyle, hockenson, witten, Noah Fant

Thanks man!

Water boy
Water boy
2 years ago
Reply to  MB

Thanks MB

PS instead of keeping kerryon I only kept DJ , giving me an extra pick & I leap frogged everyone then that’s where I got cook!

Just didn’t know if I should do a 2 for 1 deal to get an upgrade for WR or RB. If Darren Waller doesn’t work I’m streaming

Water boy
Water boy
2 years ago
Reply to  MB

Thanks man!

The most bizarre team in my league is run by a patriots homer; he drafted Sony Michel a head of Aaron Jones, Davonte freeman, josh Jacobs , etc.

Then during the draft he drafted rookie WR Meyers, pats D, demaryius Thomas

AP
AP
2 years ago

I drafted Murray too, though Im still a bit wary so I also drafted Matt Ryan. So, let’s put you on the spot: Week 1 ATL on the road at Vikings, and AZ at home against Detroit. Tough matchup for Ryan, so would you be comfortable starting Murray there having really seen nothing yet from him as a pro?

Nick
Nick
2 years ago

MB

Keeper’s draft incoming tongith

Here is my starting team:
QB : DS.Watson HOU
RB1. Kamara
RB2. Gurley
WR1. DV.Adams
WR2. A.Brown
Flex. N. CHUBB

Nice !!

now i pick last (8th) as i won 2018 (and 2017) seasons
note that already 48 players are gone in keepers

Best avalaible , and would be gone by me:
LVBell – David Johnson – Kittle – Fournette – Amari.Cooper -Aaron.Rodgers
then
RBs DV.Freeman -Damien Williams- JOSH JACOBS – M.Mack- CHRIS CARSON- AARON JONES – Sony Michel -Montgomery- Miles Sanders -Ekeler – Coleman-
WRs: Edelman – Jeffery – GODWIN – Lockett – Kupp – A;Robinson – Boyd – DJ Moore – Sheppard – Fuller – Kirk – JOSH GORDON
TE: Engram – Howard – Henry-Njoku – McDonald – …
QB: Mayfield -Wentz – Prescott – Murray – Brady – Lamar Jackson – Winston…

I’d think to get WR/RB at the turn of the round : GODWIN+ Jacobs or Jones or Carson ?
or reach for some value ,

round 2 almost all RB WR named here will be gone!
Picks 24/25: Lucky if i can get Josh Gordon or Fuller ? Miles Sanders or Cohen / Coleman / Ekeler / or? if still here : Engram or QB2 Mayfield
Picks 40/41 : time for TE/QB2 : McDonald / Winston?Murray?
Picks 56/57 : K + DEF who cares ^^

Nick
Nick
2 years ago
Reply to  MB

Great,
i’ll let you know by tomorrow :)

Nick
Nick
2 years ago
Reply to  MB

Just to let you know :

after my 6 keepers : in order
WR3 : EDELMAN
FLEx2: Aaron Jones (BOOM) (maybe i should have choosen Godwin here)
Flex3 Josh Jacobs (KABOOM)
your advice: Josh Gordon WR4 (reach)
your bet: Miles Sanders PHI
TE1 Njoku CLE (couldnt get better or before)
QB2 Winston TB
value pick at ADP : Tarik Cohen
K1 Lutz NO
K2 Fairbairn HOU (upon matchups and bye week)
DEF NewEngland
TE2 Waller OAK (sleeper)
Sleeper Keesean Johnson ARI (BOOF’s order to pick him last !)

i am OKuntil bye weeks ,,, but
still can drop a kicker for another WR that i may be missing later on :
avalaible players
WR J.Brown BUF / A.Miller CHI /Sanu ATL/ DeSean Jackson / TreQuan Smith NO/ Agholor PHI / Deeboo Samuel SF … James Washington PIT ?

Nick
Nick
2 years ago
Reply to  MB

Just to make it easier to read:

QB: Ds Watson HOU
RB1: Kamara NO
RB2: Gurley LAR
WR1: Dv.Adams GB
WR2: A.Brown OAK
WR3: EDELMAN NE
TE: Njoku CLE
Flex: N.Chubb CLE
Flex A.Jones GB
K: Lutz NO
DEF: NewENGLAND

Bench / by weeks
QB: J.Winston TB
RB: Josh Jacobs OAK / Miles Sanders PHI /Tarik Cohen CHI
WR: Josh GORDON NE / Keesean Johnson AR
TE: Waller OAK
K: Fairbairn HOU

maybe i can y a trade like Cohen + Njoku for Godwin/Engram? to upgrade at WR ?
they have the SAME projected points in Y!

Cubjet
Cubjet
2 years ago

Please rank these receivers
Cooper Kupp
Marvin Jones
Geronimo Allison
Dede Westbrook
Allen Robinson
AJ Green
Larry Fitzgerald

Thanks in advance

Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good
2 years ago

Hey MB!
Im picking 12th in 12 team PPR league. Which 2 guys would you go with on the turn at end of the 1st from these choices:

D Cook
Zeke
Thomas
JuJu

Thank you –

Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good
2 years ago
Reply to  Johnny Be Good

And what if Chubb, Conner or LeVeon falls to 12….would you take any of them over Cook, Thomas or JuJu ??

Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good
2 years ago
Reply to  MB

Thanks! So you like going RB/WR at the 12/13 turn…

RICE
RICE
2 years ago

I was definitely paying attention to your articles… I have Aaron Jones, Robert Woods, Godwin, and Duke Johnson.

My QBs are Wentz and Trubisky.

Cam was just dropped. Replace Trubisky with Cam? I’m big on Trubisky this year, but I’m biased as a Bears fan. Help me see the truth please!

Abe Froman
Abe Froman
2 years ago

12 Team, 0.5 PPR. Thoughts?

QB – Goff/Winston
RB – CMC/Kerryon/Duke/Henderson/Justin Jackson
WR – Allen/Godwin/Boyd/Westbrook/MVS
TE – Walker

How’d we do?

Joltin Joe
Joltin Joe
2 years ago

10 team, full point PPR

QB – Goff, Trubisky
RB – Conner, Damien Williams, Duke Johnson, Ekeler, Darwin Thompson
WR – Julio, Evans, Boyd, Woods, Samuel, MVS
TE – Henry

Pollard is on the waiver? Tempted to grab him in case he’s the next Conner. What would you do?

Eric
Eric
2 years ago

What’s up bud!?
I’m in a ppr league.I can protect Carson as my 6th rounder or K Johnson as my 8th rounder.Tough call for me I like Carson as they run all the time and he’s supposed to catch more and David is gone.But KJ was very good when he played but I really don’t trust Det as they will be behind for the majority of the time.
What’s your call?
Thanks

Joey Joe Jo
Joey Joe Jo
2 years ago

12 team half ppr 9th pick

QB – Kyler, Jackson
RB – DJ, Devonta, Duke, Latavius, Darwyn
WR – JuJu, Woods, Green, Fitz, Anthony Miller
TE – Engram
K – some guy
D – Cowboys

Thoughts? Chase Edmonds didn’t get drafted. Would you drop Miller for the DJ cuff? Thanks!

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
2 years ago
Reply to  Joey Joe Jo

hey! why is the worst name ever getting more people in on it anyway?! kidding, feel free, it’s awesome reference.

BigBun
BigBun
2 years ago

20 team, half ppr, 6th pick

QB – Goff, Eli lol
RB – Zeke, Carson, Murray, Breida
WR – Diggs, J Brown, A WIlson, Miles Boykin, C Beasley
TE – Andrews

Should I be looking to trade one of my RBs for a WR or hold and see if one of my dart throws hits? Thanks!!

CP
CP
2 years ago

Would you rather take a late round flier on Mike Davis or CJ Anderson as running back that could open the season in a time share?

Ron Pridgen
Ron Pridgen
2 years ago

Got C- for my efforts in a 12 team 1pt PPR according to Yahoo.

QB: Rivers
RB: McCaffrey, Fournette, Michel, Murray, Pollard, J. Jackson
WR: Allen, Woods, Davis, DJ Moore, M. Jones, AJ Green
TE: Graham

Thoughts?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
2 years ago
Reply to  Ron Pridgen

literally don’t pay any attention to what yahoo thinks about your draft. i could explain why in detail, but if you really need to hear that to believe this i shouldn’t have typed anything. just ditch the automated email it sends you about this.

Justin
Justin
2 years ago

2 Qb league. we got half PPR. i had the 9th pick in a 10 person league. what you think of my team?

QB: carson wentz, ben roth, josh allen

RB: Dalvin cook, chris carson, josh jacobs, david montgomery, rashaad penny, tony pollard

WR: keenan allen, deandre hopkins, marvin jones, desean jackson

TE: hunter henry

RICE
RICE
2 years ago

Hey MB!

In a deep 12-team / 0.5PPR – who would you rather be holding in your very last roster spot to start the season (although it’s likely to be the first person to go in a week anyway)?

DaeSean Hamilton
Albert Wilson
Trey Quinn
Dare Ogunbowale
Miles Boykin

Thanks!

Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot, who wins
Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot, who wins
2 years ago
Reply to  MB

rudy’s machine has moved ogun up a LOT lately in PPR or half. i’d go with a-wil here as he destroyed football when last seen playing.

Last One out of Liberty
Last One out of Liberty
2 years ago

I’m in a 12 team keeper league. 1/2 point ppr. We can keep up to 4 guys, losing rounds 1 -4’s picks, if you keep anyone. Anyways, I have Kamara, Bell, and Julio Jones to keep so I’ll lose rounds 1-2-3. I have some offers to grab a 4th keeper. See below:
League format – 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, no flex

I was offered Cooper for this year’s 5th round pick. I’ve been trying to get the guy to lower it to a 6th round pick.
I was offered Kittle for a 2020 5th round pick.

Would you take either offer?

Thanks

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
2 years ago

see how this looks. comish 2 years ago probably for a good reason (the worst teams had utterly horrible keepers from being run into the ground) went to non snake. starting this year though the purpose had been fulfilled, the worst 2 teams in record last year had better keepers than me (team that won, and most other top 4 teams), meanwhile a ton of owners showed up (but were very lazy and waited till draft date today) wanting to go back to snake, but for this year it’s still non snake. .2 PPR with position maxes and deep benches. for some reason mixon and chubb weren’t kept, but obviously those 2 went 1.1 and 1.2. i went RB for my 1st 4 picks from what i saw available already being weak. could’ve kept drake instead, and could’ve drafted drake ahead of ballage, but ballage was cheaper of course. draft starts in the 7th. 12 teamer here.
QB (1 starts, 3 max): wentz (K), murray (19th), dalton (29th)
RB (2, 6 max): michel (K), coleman (7th), ballage (8th), breida (9th), singletary (10th), d.henderson (14th)
WR (2, 6 max): julio (K), JJSS (K), c.davis (11th), sutton (12th), j.brown (BUF, 15th), metcalf (24th)
TE (1, 4 max): ertz (K), hooper (got i hate hooper, TE is probably only position i got snaked to a few times but this is backup anyway, 16th), everett (27th)
3 R/W/T flexes here
K (1, 3 max): lambo (30th)
team D (1, 2 max): LAC (17th), CAR (28th)
LB (2, 4 max): wagner (K), l.david (21st), kwon A (25th)
DB (2, 4 max): baker (18th), mcdougald (20th), h.smith (23rd)
DL (2, 4 max): j.bosa (13th), vernon (22nd), c.heyward (26th)
1 IDP flex spot (and i have too many 12th week bye guys, 2 per at DL and DB). we have a lot of IR slots here, and if any of my WR/TE/RB go into those i’ll add depth IDP guys, since IR guys DO count against position maxes.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
2 years ago

basically if i didn’t go 4 straight RB’s to start draft i’d be embarrassed to even show what they’d end up being here. i’d be starting guys like CJ anderson in a 12 team league sometimes possibly, that’s not great for a 20 teamer.

Paul Zone
Paul Zone
2 years ago

I’m in a 10 team keeper idp league with the first pick. We can keep 8 players. Who would take at #1?

Jacobs
Kerryon
Montgomery
Carson

My keepers on offense:
Watson
McCaffrey
Cook
Adams
JuJu
Kittle

Jake
Jake
2 years ago

Would you hang onto J Williams as a handcuff for A. Jones for a bench spot or replace Williams with Dare or Ty Montgomery ? I dont feel like Williams has standalone value but Dare or Montgomery could .

Thanks

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
2 years ago
Reply to  Jake

also there’s a new rookie RB in GB that could easily usurp j-will anyway. ogun meanwhile might end up just being the most valuable guy on his own team without any injuries at all.