Completing the draft with a sleeper
Posted Jun. 04 at 06:40 AM
I’ve got a team. I just made my final selection.
After much deliberation, I decided to go with tight end Zach Miller – not of the Raiders but of the Jaguars.
Miller is the former small-school quarterback (he ran for 50 TDs at Nebraska-Omaha) who converted to tight end last season. He didn’t play much as a rookie, but caught 8 passes for 69 yards and 2 TDs in the final game, at Cleveland. He also made a couple of other nice catches last season – he appears to have good hands and after-the-catch running ability.
There’s an interesting piece on Miller at the team’s website, in which Vic Ketchman says he thinks Miller might even be Jacksonville’s best pass catcher this year – as in better than Mike Sims-Walker.
So I’m using my final choice on Miller. If he develops into something, I’ll be able to use him as either a tight end or a flex player (which can be a tight end, receiver or running back).
The other guy I seriously considered here is Arian Foster. Foster is in a three-way battle for the starting tailback job in Houston with Steve Slaton and rookie Ben Tate. I see all three of those guys as being similar in value. I very much would have liked to have selected Foster, who’s been running with the first-team offense, but we’re only allowed to carry 20 guys.
2010 FANEX DRAFT
QB – Romo, Young
RB – Mendenhall, Moreno, Spiller, F.Jackson, Buckhalter
WR – both Steve Smiths, M.Wallace, Maclin, Chambers, Gaffney
TE – Finley, H.Miller, Z.Miller
PK – Bironas, Longwell
ST – 49ers, Dolphins
Fanex is an experts league that's been around since the mid-'90s. Participants include Matt Pitzer (USA Today), Mike Harmon (foxsports.com), Craig Davis (fantasyfootball.com), Tony Holm (fantasysharks.com) and others.
This is a no-moves, best-ball league. The automatically generated starting lineups include (among the usual) 3 WRs and one flex player that can be a RB, WR or TE. Scoring system includes 1 point per reception. There are no head-to-head games in this league; it's based strictly on the most points compiled over 17 weeks. To read the reasoning behind the picks click here.
Posted by DAVID DIGREGORIO | Jun. 05 at 01:22 AM
Back up QB?
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