Fanex: Ian chickens out
Posted May. 18 at 02:56 AM
Going to bed last night, I was actually thinking I would probably open with four wide receivers in this ongoing (online) FANEX ANALYSIS DRAFT. It’s a points-per-reception league, and I know there will be some adequate running backs available in the 5th, 6th and 7th rounds.
There’s a “flex” player in this league, so you can start four wide receivers and only two running backs if you wish.
But Reggie Bush is available at spot 3.11. I didn’t really expect that. I’m not a big Bush fan – I’d prefer a more durable running back – but there’s not a huge difference in production between Bush and the wide receiver I should really take here.
So I’m chickening out. Logically, I should select a wide receiver and count on the draft unfolding correctly. The top receivers on the board should outproduce Bush by a few points (given the format), and they’re much safer bets to start 16 games. In hindsight a couple of days from now, I may look back and regret not going with a wide receiver here. But I’ll go the safe route and stick a running back into the lineup.
2009 FANEX ANALYSIS DRAFT
RB 1.01 Adrian Peterson (Dolfi)
RB 1.02 Michael Turner (Cannon)
RB 1.03 Maurice Jones-Drew (Pitzer)
RB 1.04 LaDainian Tomlinson (Kellogg)
RB 1.05 Matt Forte (Davis)
RB 1.06 Steven Jackson (Cahill)
RB 1.07 Chris Johnson (Holm)
RB 1.08 Frank Gore (Hulett)
RB 1.09 DeAngelo Williams (O’Leary)
RB 1.10 Brian Westbrook (Rito)
WR 1.11 Larry Fitzgerald (Cannon)- trade
RB 1.12 Steve Slaton (Harmon)
WR 2.01 Randy Moss (Harmon)
WR 2.02 Steve Smith (Allan)
WR 2.03 Andre Johnson (Rito)
RB 2.04 Clinton Portis (O’Leary)
RB 2.05 Darren McFadden (Hulett)
WR 2.06 Calvin Johnson (Holm)
RB 2.07 Brandon Jacobs (Cahill)
RB 2.08 Marion Barber (Davis)
QB 2.09 Tom Brady (Kellogg)
WR 2.10 Reggie Wayne (Pitzer)
WR 2.11 Wes Welker (Allan)- trade
RB 2.12 Ronnie Brown (Dolfi)
WR 3.01 Roddy White (Dolfi)
QB 3.02 Drew Brees (Cannon)
RB 3.03 Ryan Grant (Pitzer)
WR 3.04 Terrell Owens (Kellogg)
QB 3.05 Peyton Manning (Cahill)
RB 3.06 Knowshon Moreno (Cannon)- trade
WR 3.07 Greg Jennings (Hulett)
RB 3.08 Marshawn Lynch (O’Leary)
WR 3.09 Dwayne Bowe (Davis)
WR 3.10 Marques Colston (Rito)
RB 3.11 Reggie Bush (Allan)
This draft can be followed at myfantasyleague.com.
To read the reasoning for each pick by each expert, click here.
Posted by Duane Stay | May. 19 at 11:46 AM
Does it upset you when people take two days to make a pick? It drives me nuts! I see Moreno went, so forget my earlier post. Macklin, I think is still there though.
Posted by IAN ALLAN | May. 21 at 06:05 AM
I would do better, I suppose, if I used at least 4 hours for each of my picks -- see if there's a trade offer, or whatever. But I don't have the energy for it. When I see my pick coming up, it's an itch that you need to scratch. I tend to decide which player or two I would want, then loading it into the pre-draft function. And the short answer to your question is yes, it bugs when when guys stall the draft by not choosing. As I understand it, some of the guys are on business trips or whatnot and don't have constant internet access.
Posted by Duane Stay | May. 22 at 05:23 AM
That's a big excuse for sure, but predrafting seems to be something these people refuse to do.
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