HansGruber wrote:Seattle DEF has gone in the first 2-3 rounds of every draft I've been in the last few years. We held or draft yesterday and they went in round 1. My pick was next and I chose Aaron Rodgers. Yeah, serious WTF moment.
The best part was one of the other drafters criticizing my strategy of drafting Russell Wilson in the 5th round while Frank Gore was available. I explained that scrambling QBs always score higher than RBs and he started laughing at me. And this guy plays fantasy every season. Everyone is looking at him like, really dude? Dumb and cocky is not a good combo.
HansGruber wrote:I got Zac Stacy in the 13th round. Also took risks on K Moreno and Carlos Hyde. Not super thrilled with my RBs but I've always found my best success on the waiver and FA after the season begins.
I am not as high on Stacy as most, but this is a headscratcher. Even if he was the worst bell cow back in the league, he'd be worth a 7th rounder. His current ADP is second round. Was the entire draft pool nothing but Hawk homers? Anyway, great pick.
HansGruber wrote:If Percy and Rodgers stay healthy this season, I'm going to have a killer combo with Wilson and Rodgers. Agreed that Harvin really opened up the defense and turned Wilson into a scoring machine, both in the air and with his legs. I think he's gonna kill it in fantasy this season.
I'm curious to see if the NFL backpedals on the new point of emphasis after the results have been such a disaster this preseason and the outrage is already building to a crescendo. If they don't, 2014 is going to shatter the record for offense. And it's going to help Seattle's offense more than most with all the small/quick receivers we have. If Harvin stays healthy, Wilson could be in for a mindblowing year. Especially with the defenses in Arizona and SF imploding in front of our eyes.
I really like that pairing. You know Rodgers is going to be amazing with the NFC North being a total shootout-fest. Wilson was 9th in fantasy each of the last two seasons in far more difficult conditions than I think he'll face this year.
Here's something to consider in a standard league: Both Wilson and Brees have very big home/road splits in fantasy. So it might be worth drafting both and platooning them to get 13 or so home games for QBs who put up huge numbers at home.
HansGruber wrote:Took a chance on Cordarelle Patterson and DeSean Jackson. I'm nervous about my picks. Really went for the sleepers this season. Honestly though, Washington and Minny are going to throw a lot this season and both those guys will be the primary targets so hopefully it pays off.
Fantasy experts are sold on Patterson and so am I after watching Teddy Bridgewater look like Philip Rivers this preseason. That offense in Minnesota is going to surprise a lot of people. It's going to be really good. Even last year with Matt Cassel at QB, Patterson was the best fantasy WR in the NFL during the final 4 weeks. He may be raw and gimmicky, but the yards and TDs all count the same.
Jackson has burned me in the past. Having watched the Redskins this preseason the one thing that jumps out is that the Redskins have very good weapons now, even some of their backups look great. RG3 is like Wilson, he spreads the football around and has very few pass attempts. I would only take Djax as a 4th receiver at most.
HansGruber wrote:Time to go hit the free agency and pickup a solid RB. I'm starting to feel uneasy about Moreno. Not sure how Miami plans to use him with Lamar Miller coming back
I'm staying away from Moreno until the ultra late rounds, if I draft him at all. He showed up to camp overweight and will probably start the season as a backup.