My PPR fantasy football league draft was last night, and here were the results:
Quarterbacks: Donovan McNabb and Matt Hasselbeck
Going into the draft I had wanted to grab Phillip Rivers or Aaron Rodgers in the third round. Rivers was taken the pick before mine, and Rodgers much earlier, so I was forced to take McNabb. As a Giants fan, this makes me a little unhappy, but he usually torments the Giants so it might pay off. I love Hasselbeck as a backup.
Runningbacks: LaDainian Tomlinson, Clinton Portis, Knowshon Moreno, Chester Taylor, Ricky Williams
I had planned on taking LT regardless, but did not think I would end up with Portis. He fell to the third round, so I had to. I am concerned about both my RBs being older and more prone to injury, so I picked up Knowshon as my RB3 in case he is a breakout player. The Chester Taylor pick was solely in case AP gets hurt, which would be a monumental plus for Taylor. Likewise, if Ronnie Brown gets hurt, Ricky Williams will get a ton more carries.
Wide Receivers: Reggie Wayne, Vincent Jackson, Devin Hester, Muhsin Muhammad, Miles Austin
I did not have a clue who I would pick as my WR1, so I just decided to pick the best on the board. Wayne and Calvin Johnson fell to me at the fifth pick in the second round, so I chose Wayne. I love how he has performed in preseason so far, and you don't get a more reliable quarterback than Peyton Manning. Vincent Jackson is a player that I strongly believe will be a top 10 WR this year, and had wanted from the beginning of the draft. Otherwise, I wasn't too thrilled with my other picks, especially Muhammad.
Tight Ends: Greg Olsen, Visanthe Shiancoe
I am extremely happy with these two guys, both have an extreme upside. They both have new quarterbacks who love to throw to their tight ends.
Defense: San Diego Chargers
Their defense seems to be back to 2007 form, where they were in the top 5. I'm really looking forward to their production.
Kicker: Matt Bryant.
I was the last person to pick a kicker, seeing as they're really not worth talking about.
I really don't know what to make of my team. I'm mostly scared by the age of some of my players and their proneness to injury. If they stay healthy, however, I think I can have a great year. One thing I do have to look out for is Week 5, where Vincent Jackson, the Chargers defense, LT, and Greg Olsen are on their bye week.