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Posted on: July 8, 2008 4:52 pm
Edited on: July 9, 2008 10:20 am
 

Tuesday Afternoon MOCKumentary (No. 4)

I tried doing something new in my mock draft this Tuesday -- and I fell flat on my face!

(No, I did not try a cartwheel or hand stand).

Instead of going with my usual QB-WR-WR theory that's been working for me, I took the No. 2 overall pick and went with Adrian Peterson in Round 1. The idea was that I could swipe a quality QB and WR in Rounds 2 and 3, then finagle talent elsewhere down the line.

Maybe it was my last minute change of theory, or maybe it was the 11 bright guys in the mock draft with me, but I found myself scratching my head more times in this mock than in any of my previous three drafts. NOT GOOD.

Here's the rundown ... I picked 2nd overall in the odd rounds and 11th in the even rounds.

ROUND 1: Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN

This was on the heels of my detailed look at the Vikings' schedule. I like their schedule quite a bit and wanted to see what it felt like to draft him. He's going to go second overall in a lot of leagues, so hopefully my team will be somewhat indicative of what a No. 2 overall team might look like.

ROUND 2: Drew Brees, QB, NO

I was hoping for Tony Romo to slip, but he went 14th overall (wow!). I would have gone with any of the three players taken in front of me over Brees: Clinton Portis, Larry Fitzgerald or Marques Colston. Six WRs went in Round 2.

ROUND 3: Plaxico Burress, WR, NYG

The first of many tough picks for me. I could have settled for Chad Johnson or Wes Welker, but Burress says he's 100 percent healthy and hoping to get paid. He's been working hard in New York ever since he got there and could be amazing if he can stay out of the trainer's room. A reach of sorts, but I bit. Also, I haven't been able to pull the trigger on Jamal Lewis in Round 3 yet this year ... something's stopping me from doing it in my mind. I guess Jamey Eisenberg's theory of Lewis getting paid and cutting back is weighing on me.

ROUND 4: Darren McFadden, RB, OAK

I'm finding myself drafting him a lot in Round 4 this summer, which could mean that either I'm taking him too high or everyone else isn't biting on him (or both). Maybe people are scared off by the whole Raiders thing, but they've become a good unit with the run. I think he's a high-yardage, low-TD type as a rookie. Other considerations: Thomas Jones, Willie Parker, Matt Forte, Michael Turner, LenDale White.

ROUND 5: Willie Parker, RB, PIT

I know, I know ... now i have TWO high-yardage, low-TD guys on my team. Hey, Parker will at least be my third RB, which is really not bad at all. Matt Forte, Brandon Marshall, LenDale White and Ronnie Brown were also considerations.

ROUND 6: Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC

Soooo many good players went in Rounds 5 and 6 that it made this pick really difficult. I needed a WR and Bowe had the best shot at 1,000 yards. Problem is, Brodie Croyle is his QB. Should I have gone with Marshall to be my No. 2 WR in Round 5 and gone with a RB or TE here? Perhaps so.

ROUND 7: Chester Taylor, RB, MIN

Always good to handcuff your studs, and Taylor is a pick between Rounds 7 and 9 anyway. I recommend this for anyone who takes Peterson in Round 1.

ROUND 8: Jerious Norwood, RB, ATL

I really did not like this pick, but felt like there was no one else really worth a look otherwise. I wanted Bernard Berrian, but he went two picks in front of me. Chris Johnson and Rashard Mendenhall also went in my mind, but I figure Norwood has the experience edge over both of those guys and could play more than both of them. It was a tough call.

ROUND 9: Santana Moss, WR, WAS

Turned out to be my last WR pick in the draft. Should be a hit in the West Coast offense.

ROUND 10: Jaguars DST

Another pick I had to wrestle with. Do I take a backup QB? I just missed on the Patriots and Cowboys DSTs and Ahman Green (wow, a starting RB in Round 10). I think I would have been better off with Seattle or the N.Y. Giants. Obviously, the right move would have been to take a player over a DST (Tony Scheffler?), but I had players in mind for my last two reserve spots.

ROUND 11: Brett Favre, QB, GB

Low-risk, high, high-reward if he does come back, and right now it looks like he wants to play. If we were to play this league out, I'd be dangling Favre for the entire month of August for a wide receiver.

ROUND 12: Greg Olsen, TE, CHI

I needed a tight end. Olsen should be fine. They all look the same at the bottom of the draft, anyway.

ROUND 13: SURPRISE SUPER SLEEPER PICK

ROUND 14: Ryan Longwell, PK, MIN

Might as well pick up the extra points scored by Peterson and Taylor, right?



The mock was interesting otherwise. Would you believe there was trash talking? Mock trash talking! In early July! Something tells me this Fantasy Football thing isn't just a fad ...

Anyway, here are how the other teams look ... who do you think did the best?

TEAM 1
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Manning, Eli QB NYG 8 96
Jones, Thomas RB NYJ 4 48
Tomlinson, LaDainian RB SD 1 1
Houshmandzadeh, T.J. WR CIN 3 25
Smith, Steve WR CAR 2 24
Clark, Dallas TE IND 6 72
James, Edgerrin RB ARI 5 49
Crosby, Mason K GB 12 144
Packers, DST DST GB 13 145
Rodgers, Aaron QB GB 9 97
Bruce, Isaac WR SF 14 168
Scheffler, Tony TE DEN 11 121
Brown, Reggie WR PHI 10 120
Driver, Donald WR GB 7 73


TEAM 2 (me)
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Brees, Drew QB NO 2 23
McFadden, Darren RB OAK 4 47
Peterson, Adrian RB MIN 1 2
Bowe, Dwayne WR KC 6 71
Burress, Plaxico WR NYG 3 26
Olsen, Greg TE CHI 12 143
Parker, Willie RB PIT 5 50
Longwell, Ryan K MIN 14 167
Jaguars, DST DST JAC 10 119
Favre, Brett QB GB 11 122
DAVE RICHARD IS AN IDIOT! 13 146
Moss, Santana WR WAS 9 98
Norwood, Jerious RB ATL 8 95
Taylor, Chester RB MIN 7 74

TEAM 3
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Roethlisberger, Ben QB PIT 4 46
Lewis, Jamal RB CLE 3 27
Westbrook, Brian RB PHI 1 3
Colston, Marques WR NO 2 22
Ward, Hines WR PIT 5 51
Gonzalez, Tony TE KC 6 70
McAllister, Deuce RB NO 7 75
Hanson, Jason K DET 14 166
Seahawks, DST DST SEA 13 147
Delhomme, Jake QB CAR 8 94
Crumpler, Alge TE TEN 12 142
Brown, Chris RB HOU 11 123
Green, Ahman RB HOU 10 118
Stallworth, Donte' WR CLE 9 99


TEAM 4
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Hasselbeck, Matt QB SEA 5 52
Addai, Joseph RB IND 1 4
Jacobs, Brandon RB NYG 3 28
Fitzgerald, Larry WR ARI 2 21
Jennings, Greg WR GB 4 45
Miller, Heath TE PIT 7 76
Smith, Kevin RB DET 6 69
Kaeding, Nate K SD 14 165
Patriots, DST DST NE 10 117
Leinart, Matt QB ARI 13 148
Berrian, Bernard WR MIN 8 93
Crayton, Patrick WR DAL 9 100
Fargas, Justin RB OAK 11 124
Ward, Derrick RB NYG 12 141

TEAM 5
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Brady, Tom QB NE 1 5
Portis, Clinton RB WAS 2 20
Stewart, Jonathan RB CAR 4 44
Gonzalez, Anthony WR IND 7 77
Welker, Wes WR NE 3 29
Davis, Vernon TE SF 6 68
Forte, Matt RB CHI 5 53
Scobee, Josh K JAC 14 164
Giants, DST DST NYG 13 149
Rivers, Philip QB SD 11 125
Cotchery, Jerricho WR NYJ 9 101
Curtis, Kevin WR PHI 8 92
Morris, Sammy RB NE 10 116
Williams, Reggie WR JAC 12 140

TEAM 6
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Palmer, Carson QB CIN 4 43
Grant, Ryan RB GB 2 19
Jackson, Steven RB STL 1 6
Johnson, Chad WR CIN 3 30
Marshall, Brandon WR DEN 5 54
Lee, Donald TE GB 13 150
Johnson, Calvin WR DET 6 67
Bironas, Rob K TEN 11 126
Cowboys, DST DST DAL 10 115
Young, Vince QB TEN 12 139
Thomas, Devin WR WAS 14 163
Chambers, Chris WR SD 8 91
Mendenhall, Rashard RB PIT 9 102
Williams, DeAngelo RB CAR 7 78

TEAM 7
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
McNabb, Donovan QB PHI 5 55
Gore, Frank RB SF 1 7
Graham, Earnest RB TB 3 31
Edwards, Braylon WR CLE 2 18
Galloway, Joey WR TB 4 42
Heap, Todd TE BAL 7 79
Taylor, Fred RB JAC 6 66
Dawson, Phil K CLE 14 162
Titans, DST DST TEN 13 151
Ginn Jr., Ted WR MIA 10 114
Rhodes, Dominic RB IND 11 127
Rice, Sidney WR MIN 12 138
Toomer, Amani WR NYG 8 90
Washington, Leon RB NYJ 9 103

TEAM 8
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Manning, Peyton QB IND 1 8
Bush, Reggie RB NO 4 41
Jones, Felix RB DAL 6 65
Boldin, Anquan WR ARI 3 32
Johnson, Andre WR HOU 2 17
Gates, Antonio TE SD 5 56
Williams, Ricky RB MIA 7 80
Folk, Nick K DAL 10 113
Chargers, DST DST SD 8 89
Duckett, T.J. RB SEA 14 161
Torain, Ryan RB DEN 11 128
Clayton, Mark WR BAL 12 137
Jackson, DeSean WR PHI 13 152
Johnson, Chris RB TEN 9 104

TEAM 9
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Garrard, David QB JAC 8 88
Barber, Marion RB DAL 1 9
McGahee, Willis RB BAL 2 16
Holmes, Santonio WR PIT 4 40
Holt, Torry WR STL 3 33
Daniels, Owen TE HOU 7 81
Turner, Michael RB ATL 5 57
Brown, Josh K STL 14 160
Eagles, DST DST PHI 13 153
Schaub, Matt QB HOU 10 112
Gaffney, Jabar WR NE 11 129
Johnson, Bryant WR SF 12 136
Porter, Jerry WR JAC 9 105
Young, Selvin RB DEN 6 64

TEAM 10
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Anderson, Derek QB CLE 3 34
Johnson, Larry RB KC 2 15
White, LenDale RB TEN 5 58
Harrison, Marvin WR IND 6 63
Moss, Randy WR NE 1 10
Witten, Jason TE DAL 4 39
Evans, Lee WR BUF 8 87
Gostkowski, Stephen K NE 9 106
Vikings, DST DST MIN 7 82
Campbell, Jason QB WAS 11 130
Bell, Tatum RB DET 12 135
Hardy, James WR BUF 13 154
Walker, Javon WR OAK 10 111
Smith, L.J. TE PHI 14 159

TEAM 11
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Romo, Tony QB DAL 2 14
Johnson, Rudi RB CIN 3 35
Lynch, Marshawn RB BUF 1 11
Coles, Laveranues WR NYJ 7 83
Williams, Roy WR DET 6 62
Cooley, Chris TE WAS 5 59
Jones, Julius RB SEA 4 38
Vinatieri, Adam K IND 10 110
Bears, DST DST CHI 9 107
Dunn, Warrick RB TB 14 158
Mason, Derrick WR BAL 13 155
Shockey, Jeremy TE NYG 12 134
Engram, Bobby WR SEA 8 86
Steelers, DST DST PIT 11 131

TEAM 12
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Bulger, Marc QB STL 7 84
Jones-Drew, Maurice RB JAC 3 36
Maroney, Laurence RB NE 4 37
Owens, Terrell WR DAL 1 12
Wayne, Reggie WR IND 2 13
Winslow, Kellen TE CLE 5 60
Brown, Ronnie RB MIA 6 61
Graham, Shayne K CIN 14 157
Colts, DST DST IND 12 133
Cutler, Jay QB DEN 9 108
Burleson, Nate WR SEA 10 109
Hester, Devin WR CHI 13 156
Peterson, Adrian RB CHI 11 132
White, Roddy WR ATL 8 85



EDIT: You may have noticed that one of the players I drafted was "DAVE RICHARD IS AN IDIOT!" That's because I actually published the name of the super sleeper. I was in a hurry to put these results up and I botched it. But I'm not gonna say who it is ...

Ah, screw it ... it's LaMont Jordan! Are you happy now?!?!?!?!?!

The idea of drafting Jordan late is to pick him up in anticipation of his eventual release from Oakland. Several teams are interested in Jordan, according to what I've been reading and hearing, so he could fit in as a goal-line back or even come out smelling like a bed of roses as an every-down back. And, he hasn't played much football in the last year.

Jordan and Brett Favre (for now) are both very strong late-round picks. If you miss on them for whatever reason, you just toss 'em back and pick someone else up off the waiver wire. If you hit on them, though, you're golden.

I'll do my best not to be a complete idiot again. Thank you.
Posted on: July 3, 2008 11:57 am
 

New rankings, new mock draft, old Favre

July is supposed to be a quiet time for Fantasy Football analysts ... heck, the whole offseason is supposed to be tepid except for draft weekend.

Nuts to that.

If you're looking for the latest news on Brett Favre and his Fantasy implications, I urge you to check out his player profile page or our newest edition to fantasynews.cbssports.com, the Fantasy Take. You'll get up to speed there.

The latest rankings are out -- it's recommended that you consider our positional rankings as well as our Top 200.

Here are the changes made:

- Ravens abound. With the news that Troy Smith is in the driver's seat to start in Baltimore, all Ravens WRs and TEs took a dip in projections, but Mark Clayton and Todd Heap fell in their respective areas, and Demetrius Williams is off the WR board. Some feel that Heap will improve with Smith under center, but I see the entire Ravens passing game grinding with Smith under center. He's far more of a ball-control type of QB who would only play until Joe Flacco is ready to get in there, and Flacco isn't that much better of an option.

- That said, Willis McGahee got a smidge of a rise because he's going to see more carries.

- We also swapped Chad Johnson with Torry Holt on the news that Johnson should be OK for the start of training camp. Holt has also been a wreck on the road for the last 1.5 years.

Outside of a possible projection correction, I doubt we'll see much more movement between now and late July.


I held another mock on Tuesday with a very good crop of drafters, including several people who asked to draft with me. If you'd like to be in a mock draft with me, email me at dmfantasyfootball@cbs.com and put "draft with dave" in the subject line. I'm looking to go every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Here are the results:


<table width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2" border="0"> <tbody> <tr class="bg2"> <td>MY TEAM (I picked 8th)</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Manning, Peyton QB IND</td> <td>1</td> <td>8</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Bush, Reggie RB NO</td> <td>5</td> <td>56</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Maroney, Laurence RB NE</td> <td>4</td> <td>41</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Burress, Plaxico WR NYG</td> <td>3</td> <td>32</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Fitzgerald, Larry WR ARI</td> <td>2</td> <td>17</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Scheffler, Tony TE DEN</td> <td>11</td> <td>128</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>White, LenDale RB TEN</td> <td>6</td> <td>65</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Brown, Josh K STL</td> <td>13</td> <td>152</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Seahawks, DST DST SEA</td> <td>12</td> <td>137</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Hester, Devin WR CHI</td> <td>14</td> <td>161</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Berrian, Bernard WR MIN</td> <td>8</td> <td>89</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Norwood, Jerious RB ATL</td> <td>9</td> <td>104</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Taylor, Fred RB JAC</td> <td>7</td> <td>80</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Torain, Ryan RB DEN</td> <td>10</td> <td>113</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 1</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Bulger, Marc QB STL</td> <td>5</td> <td>49</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Johnson, Rudi RB CIN</td> <td>2</td> <td>24</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Tomlinson, LaDainian RB SD</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Bowe, Dwayne WR KC</td> <td>7</td> <td>73</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Holt, Torry WR STL</td> <td>3</td> <td>25</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Gates, Antonio TE SD</td> <td>4</td> <td>48</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Williams, DeAngelo RB CAR</td> <td>6</td> <td>72</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Hanson, Jason K DET</td> <td>14</td> <td>168</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Packers, DST DST GB</td> <td>11</td> <td>121</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Rivers, Philip QB SD</td> <td>10</td> <td>120</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Brown, Reggie WR PHI</td> <td>13</td> <td>145</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Curtis, Kevin WR PHI</td> <td>8</td> <td>96</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>*SLEEPER PICK*</td> <td>12</td> <td>144</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Walker, Javon WR OAK</td> <td>9</td> <td>97</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 2</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Brady, Tom QB NE</td> <td>1</td> <td>2</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Brown, Ronnie RB MIA</td> <td>5</td> <td>50</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Jones, Julius RB SEA</td> <td>3</td> <td>26</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Houshmandzadeh, T.J. WR CIN</td> <td>2</td> <td>23</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Moss, Santana WR WAS</td> <td>6</td> <td>71</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Winslow, Kellen TE CLE</td> <td>4</td> <td>47</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Burleson, Nate WR SEA</td> <td>8</td> <td>95</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Folk, Nick K DAL</td> <td>10</td> <td>119</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Vikings, DST DST MIN</td> <td>7</td> <td>74</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Betts, Ladell RB WAS</td> <td>13</td> <td>146</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Duckett, T.J. RB SEA</td> <td>14</td> <td>167</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Pittman, Michael RB DEN</td> <td>12</td> <td>143</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Bruce, Isaac WR SF</td> <td>11</td> <td>122</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Hardy, James WR BUF</td> <td>9</td> <td>98</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 3</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Hasselbeck, Matt QB SEA</td> <td>5</td> <td>51</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Jacobs, Brandon RB NYG</td> <td>4</td> <td>46</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Westbrook, Brian RB PHI</td> <td>1</td> <td>3</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Colston, Marques WR NO</td> <td>3</td> <td>27</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Johnson, Andre WR HOU</td> <td>2</td> <td>22</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Clark, Dallas TE IND</td> <td>6</td> <td>70</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Stallworth, Donte' WR CLE</td> <td>8</td> <td>94</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Crosby, Mason K GB</td> <td>13</td> <td>147</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Jaguars, DST DST JAC</td> <td>11</td> <td>123</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Garrard, David QB JAC</td> <td>7</td> <td>75</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Gaffney, Jabar WR NE</td> <td>14</td> <td>166</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Crumpler, Alge TE TEN</td> <td>9</td> <td>99</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Rhodes, Dominic RB IND</td> <td>12</td> <td>142</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Williams, Ricky RB MIA</td> <td>10</td> <td>118</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 4</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Delhomme, Jake QB CAR</td> <td>6</td> <td>69</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Johnson, Larry RB KC</td> <td>2</td> <td>21</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Peterson, Adrian RB MIN</td> <td>1</td> <td>4</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Jennings, Greg WR GB</td> <td>5</td> <td>52</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Smith, Steve WR CAR</td> <td>3</td> <td>28</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Miller, Heath TE PIT</td> <td>10</td> <td>117</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Jones, Thomas RB NYJ</td> <td>4</td> <td>45</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Kaeding, Nate K SD</td> <td>14</td> <td>165</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Cowboys, DST DST DAL</td> <td>13</td> <td>148</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Campbell, Jason QB WAS</td> <td>11</td> <td>124</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Green, Ahman RB HOU</td> <td>9</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Taylor, Chester RB MIN</td> <td>7</td> <td>76</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Washington, Leon RB NYJ</td> <td>12</td> <td>141</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>White, Roddy WR ATL</td> <td>8</td> <td>93</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 5</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Brees, Drew QB NO</td> <td>2</td> <td>20</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Jackson, Steven RB STL</td> <td>1</td> <td>5</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Stewart, Jonathan RB CAR</td> <td>4</td> <td>44</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Engram, Bobby WR SEA</td> <td>6</td> <td>68</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Johnson, Chad WR CIN</td> <td>3</td> <td>29</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Heap, Todd TE BAL</td> <td>8</td> <td>92</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Turner, Michael RB ATL</td> <td>5</td> <td>53</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Rackers, Neil K ARI</td> <td>12</td> <td>140</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Bears, DST DST CHI</td> <td>9</td> <td>101</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Garcia, Jeff QB TB</td> <td>14</td> <td>164</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Rice, Sidney WR MIN</td> <td>13</td> <td>149</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Crayton, Patrick WR DAL</td> <td>10</td> <td>116</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Driver, Donald WR GB</td> <td>7</td> <td>77</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Fargas, Justin RB OAK</td> <td>11</td> <td>125</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 6</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Palmer, Carson QB CIN</td> <td>3</td> <td>30</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Barber, Marion RB DAL</td> <td>1</td> <td>6</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Lewis, Jamal RB CLE</td> <td>2</td> <td>19</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Evans, Lee WR BUF</td> <td>6</td> <td>67</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Ward, Hines WR PIT</td> <td>5</td> <td>54</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Witten, Jason TE DAL</td> <td>4</td> <td>43</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Galloway, Joey WR TB</td> <td>7</td> <td>78</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Vinatieri, Adam K IND</td> <td>10</td> <td>115</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Steelers, DST DST PIT</td> <td>8</td> <td>91</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Young, Vince QB TEN</td> <td>11</td> <td>126</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Dunn, Warrick RB TB</td> <td>13</td> <td>150</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Wilford, Ernest WR MIA</td> <td>12</td> <td>139</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Carlson, John TE SEA</td> <td>14</td> <td>163</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Cotchery, Jerricho WR NYJ</td> <td>9</td> <td>102</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 7</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>McNabb, Donovan QB PHI</td> <td>5</td> <td>55</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Gore, Frank RB SF</td> <td>1</td> <td>7</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Portis, Clinton RB WAS</td> <td>2</td> <td>18</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Boldin, Anquan WR ARI</td> <td>3</td> <td>31</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Williams, Roy WR DET</td> <td>4</td> <td>42</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Daniels, Owen TE HOU</td> <td>9</td> <td>103</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Smith, Kevin RB DET</td> <td>6</td> <td>66</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Bironas, Rob K TEN</td> <td>14</td> <td>162</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Chargers, DST DST SD</td> <td>7</td> <td>79</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Gage, Justin WR TEN</td> <td>11</td> <td>127</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Jackson, Fred RB BUF</td> <td>13</td> <td>151</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Jackson, Vincent WR SD</td> <td>10</td> <td>114</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Johnson, Bryant WR SF</td> <td>12</td> <td>138</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Mendenhall, Rashard RB PIT</td> <td>8</td> <td>90</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 9</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Cutler, Jay QB DEN</td> <td>8</td> <td>88</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Addai, Joseph RB IND</td> <td>1</td> <td>9</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>McGahee, Willis RB BAL</td> <td>2</td> <td>16</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Marshall, Brandon WR DEN</td> <td>4</td> <td>40</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Welker, Wes WR NE</td> <td>3</td> <td>33</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Gonzalez, Tony TE KC</td> <td>7</td> <td>81</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Holmes, Santonio WR PIT</td> <td>5</td> <td>57</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Dawson, Phil K CLE</td> <td>11</td> <td>129</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Colts, DST DST IND</td> <td>10</td> <td>112</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Schaub, Matt QB HOU</td> <td>13</td> <td>153</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Brown, Chris RB HOU</td> <td>14</td> <td>160</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Porter, Jerry WR JAC</td> <td>12</td> <td>136</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Mason, Derrick WR BAL</td> <td>9</td> <td>105</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Parker, Willie RB PIT</td> <td>6</td> <td>64</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 10</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Romo, Tony QB DAL</td> <td>2</td> <td>15</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Grant, Ryan RB GB</td> <td>3</td> <td>34</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>McFadden, Darren RB OAK</td> <td>4</td> <td>39</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Chambers, Chris WR SD</td> <td>7</td> <td>82</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Moss, Randy WR NE</td> <td>1</td> <td>10</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Shockey, Jeremy TE NYG</td> <td>12</td> <td>135</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Forte, Matt RB CHI</td> <td>5</td> <td>58</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Scobee, Josh K JAC</td> <td>14</td> <td>159</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Titans, DST DST TEN</td> <td>13</td> <td>154</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Rodgers, Aaron QB GB</td> <td>9</td> <td>106</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Bush, Michael RB OAK</td> <td>11</td> <td>130</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Gonzalez, Anthony WR IND</td> <td>8</td> <td>87</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Jones, Felix RB DAL</td> <td>10</td> <td>111</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Young, Selvin RB DEN</td> <td>6</td> <td>63</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 11</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Roethlisberger, Ben QB PIT</td> <td>4</td> <td>38</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Graham, Earnest RB TB</td> <td>3</td> <td>35</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>McAllister, Deuce RB NO</td> <td>7</td> <td>83</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Owens, Terrell WR DAL</td> <td>1</td> <td>11</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Wayne, Reggie WR IND</td> <td>2</td> <td>14</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Cooley, Chris TE WAS</td> <td>6</td> <td>62</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Johnson, Calvin WR DET</td> <td>5</td> <td>59</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Gostkowski, Stephen K NE</td> <td>10</td> <td>110</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Giants, DST DST NYG</td> <td>9</td> <td>107</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Kitna, Jon QB DET</td> <td>13</td> <td>155</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Rice, Ray RB BAL</td> <td>11</td> <td>131</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Curry, Ronald WR OAK</td> <td>14</td> <td>158</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Muhammad, Muhsin WR CAR</td> <td>12</td> <td>134</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Johnson, Chris RB TEN</td> <td>8</td> <td>86</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 12</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Anderson, Derek QB CLE</td> <td>3</td> <td>36</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Jones-Drew, Maurice RB JAC</td> <td>4</td> <td>37</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Lynch, Marshawn RB BUF</td> <td>1</td> <td>12</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Edwards, Braylon WR CLE</td> <td>2</td> <td>13</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Harrison, Marvin WR IND</td> <td>5</td> <td>60</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Davis, Vernon TE SF</td> <td>8</td> <td>85</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>James, Edgerrin RB ARI</td> <td>6</td> <td>61</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Graham, Shayne K CIN</td> <td>11</td> <td>132</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Patriots, DST DST NE</td> <td>9</td> <td>108</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Leinart, Matt QB ARI</td> <td>13</td> <td>156</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Manning, Eli QB NYG</td> <td>10</td> <td>109</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Bell, Tatum RB DET</td> <td>14</td> <td>157</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Peterson, Adrian RB CHI</td> <td>12</td> <td>133</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Coles, Laveranues WR NYJ</td> <td>7</td> <td>84</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>
Posted on: June 25, 2008 2:27 pm
 

Tuesday Afternoon MOCKumentary (No. 2)

As per usual, I hit CBSSports.com's Mock Draft feature on Tuesday to partake in a mock draft and also test the QB-WR-WR draft theory outlined in the upcoming CBSSports.com/Pro Football Weekly Fantasy Football Preview Magazine (the story is on page 20, and the mag will be on newsstands on July 8). I'm planning to do at least one mock draft every Tuesday afternoon between now and September.

I was in a draft with 12 reliable people who didn't go on auto-pick until the tail end of the draft. I found the group to be engaging and well-educated as it pertained to Fantasy.

I picked sixth out of 12th -- the perfect spot to get a top-two QB in Round 1 and a pair of stud receivers in Rounds 2 and 3.

Round 1: Tom Brady, if only to get the theory rockin' and rollin'. It was tough to pull the trigger on him because Steven Jackson had slipped to me. As I said in the draft chat room, I would have normally taken Jackson and found my QB later, but I was there to test my theory.

By the way, Marion Barber went fourth and Randy Moss went fifth. Methinks some people drafting ahead of me were testing draft theories.

Round 2: With Clinton Portis and Willis McGahee slipping to the top of Round 2, I warned my fellow drafters that if one of them made it to me, I'd take them. Alas, neither one made it, but Braylon Edwards did. Moss, Reggie Wayne (11th overall!), Terrell Owens and Larry Fitzgerald went ahead of Edwards. No-brainer pick for me.

I've seen Moss going in Round 1 very frequently and Portis going in Round 2 very frequently. Are we too high on Portis? He's 27 years old and beginning his first season in the West Coast offense, which will feature him in several roles. How are people passing on him?! You guys can tell me if we're out of line ...

Round 3: Capping off the QB-WR-WR theory, I took Torry Holt. KInd of a brain fart for me since Plaxico Burress and Brandon Marshall were still there, but Holt's track record and dominating play at home still makes him a low-end No. 1 Fantasy WR. I might not do that again if given the chance -- he hasn't had a great road effort in 1.5 seasons.

At that point, I could have also taken Maurice Jones-Drew, Brandon Jacobs, Julius Jones or Reggie Bush. That was the kind of caliber of RBs left on the board, as well as everyone beneath them. My focus now was to hoard RBs ... and hoard I did.

Round 4: Rudi Johnson, who I've done enough research on to believe that he'll bounce back this year. I expect him to be a pleasant surprise for owners who take him in Rounds 3-4 this summer. I took him over Earnest Graham.

Round 5: Jonathan Stewart, who I took over Laurence Maroney. Even in mock drafts, I can't put my hands on Maroney -- even in Round 5!

Round 6: Calvin Johnson. I saw a slew of players I wanted for my next pick go between Stewart and Johnson -- Ronnie Brown, Antonio Gates, Kellen Winslow, Matt Forte and Kevin Smith to name, uh, six. I took Johnson over Edgerrin James and assumed he would be the last WR I would take. Not a bad No. 3 WR, don't you think?

Round 7: Fred Taylor. Just padding my RB depth. He's my No. 3, which is fine.

Round 8: Jerious Norwood. I'm finding myself drafting him a lot and feel like the Falcons will find a role for him. Even if they don't, he could fall into playing time with Michael Turner getting banged up behind Atlanta's suspect offensive line.

Round 9: Ryan Torain. Maybe a bit high for a guy who might not play right away, but

Round 10: Leon Washington is another RB I'm finding myself take a lot. Nothing wrong with a 10-touch speedster that will work behind an improved offensive line, though.

Round 11: SLEEPER PICK. I am planning on taking this sleeper pick in every mock draft I do, and I'm not going to reveal who it is. Want to know? Get in a draft with me (see how below).

Round 12: Jeremy Shockey. I needed a TE.

Rounds 13 and 14: Giants DST and Jason Hanson.


FINAL RESULTS


TEAM 1
Pos Round Player
QB 4 (#48) Anderson, Derek (QB CLE)
RB 1 (#1) Tomlinson, LaDainian (RB SD)
RB 5 (#49) Turner, Michael (RB ATL)
WR 2 (#24) Colston, Marques (WR NO)
WR 3 (#25) Johnson, Chad (WR CIN)
TE 8 (#96) Heap, Todd (TE BAL)
RB-WR 6 (#72) James, Edgerrin (RB ARI)
K 11 (#121) Dawson, Phil (K CLE)
DST 10 (#120) Steelers, DST (DST PIT)
RS 13 (#145) Kitna, Jon (QB DET)
RS 12 (#144) Curry, Ronald (WR OAK)
RS 7 (#73) Bowe, Dwayne (WR KC)
RS 9 (#97) Walker, Javon (WR OAK)
RS 14 (#168) Scobee, Josh (K JAC)

TEAM 2

Pos Round Player
QB 3 (#26) Brees, Drew (QB NO)
RB 1 (#2) Westbrook, Brian (RB PHI)
RB 2 (#23) Lewis, Jamal (RB CLE)
WR 5 (#50) Ward, Hines (WR PIT)
WR 7 (#74) Driver, Donald (WR GB)
TE 6 (#71) Davis, Vernon (TE SF)
RB-WR 4 (#47) Parker, Willie (RB PIT)
K 9 (#98) Vinatieri, Adam (K IND)
DST 8 (#95) Patriots, DST (DST NE)
RS 11 (#122) Garcia, Jeff (QB TB)
RS 12 (#143) Bell, Tatum (RB DET)
RS 10 (#119) Rice, Sidney (WR MIN)
RS 13 (#146) Booker, Marty (WR CHI)
RS 14 (#167) Crumpler, Alge (TE TEN)

TEAM 3
Pos Round Player
QB 6 (#70) Cutler, Jay (QB DEN)
RB 1 (#3) Peterson, Adrian (RB MIN)
RB 5 (#51) Graham, Earnest (RB TB)
WR 2 (#22) Smith, Steve (WR CAR)
WR 3 (#27) Houshmandzadeh, T.J. (WR CIN)
TE 4 (#46) Witten, Jason (TE DAL)
RB-WR 7 (#75) Evans, Lee (WR BUF)
K 13 (#147) Folk, Nick (K DAL)
DST 12 (#142) Titans, DST (DST TEN)
RS 10 (#118) Young, Vince (QB TEN)
RS 14 (#166) Wilford, Ernest (WR MIA)
RS 8 (#94) Taylor, Chester (RB MIN)
RS 9 (#99) Curtis, Kevin (WR PHI)
RS 11 (#123) Alexander, Shaun (RB SEA)

TEAM 4
Pos Round Player
QB 3 (#28) Palmer, Carson (QB CIN)
RB 1 (#4) Barber, Marion (RB DAL)
RB 2 (#21) Grant, Ryan (RB GB)
WR 4 (#45) Jennings, Greg (WR GB)
WR 6 (#69) Chambers, Chris (WR SD)
TE 11 (#124) Scheffler, Tony (TE DEN)
RB-WR 5 (#52) Young, Selvin (RB DEN)
K 13 (#148) Bironas, Rob (K TEN)
DST 7 (#76) Bears, DST (DST CHI)
RS 10 (#117) Rivers, Philip (QB SD)
RS 14 (#165) Hightower, Tim (RB ARI)
RS 8 (#93) Fargas, Justin (RB OAK)
RS 9 (#100) Porter, Jerry (WR JAC)
RS 12 (#141) Hester, Devin (WR CHI)

TEAM 5
Pos Round Player
QB 7 (#77) Rodgers, Aaron (QB GB)
RB 3 (#29) McFadden, Darren (RB OAK)
RB 4 (#44) Jones, Thomas (RB NYJ)
WR 1 (#5) Moss, Randy (WR NE)
WR 2 (#20) Johnson, Andre (WR HOU)
TE 8 (#92) Watson, Benjamin (TE NE)
RB-WR 5 (#53) White, Roddy (WR ATL)
K 11 (#125) Graham, Shayne (K CIN)
DST 10 (#116) Colts, DST (DST IND)
RS 9 (#101) Schaub, Matt (QB HOU)
RS 13 (#149) Dunn, Warrick (RB TB)
RS 12 (#140) Bruce, Isaac (WR SF)
RS 14 (#164) Gaffney, Jabar (WR NE)
RS 6 (#68) Mendenhall, Rashard (RB PIT)

MY TEAM (TEAM 6)
Pos Round Player
QB 1 (#6) Brady, Tom (QB NE)
RB 4 (#43) Johnson, Rudi (RB CIN)
RB 5 (#54) Stewart, Jonathan (RB CAR)
WR 2 (#19) Edwards, Braylon (WR CLE)
WR 3 (#30) Holt, Torry (WR STL)
TE 12 (#139) Shockey, Jeremy (TE NYG)
RB-WR 6 (#67) Johnson, Calvin (WR DET)
K 14 (#163) Brown, Kris (K HOU)
DST 13 (#150) Giants, DST (DST NYG)
RS 7 (#78) Taylor, Fred (RB JAC)
RS 8 (#91) Norwood, Jerious (RB ATL)
RS 9 (#102) Torain, Ryan (RB DEN)
RS 10 (#115) Washington, Leon (RB NYJ)
RS 11 (#126) SLEEPER PICK

TEAM 7 (emailer Ryan took care of this team)
Pos Round Player
QB 5 (#55) McNabb, Donovan (QB PHI)
RB 1 (#7) Jackson, Steven (RB STL)
RB 3 (#31) Jones-Drew, Maurice (RB JAC)
WR 2 (#18) Fitzgerald, Larry (WR ARI)
WR 4 (#42) Harrison, Marvin (WR IND)
TE 6 (#66) Gonzalez, Tony (TE KC)
RB-WR 8 (#90) Berrian, Bernard (WR MIN)
K 9 (#103) Gostkowski, Stephen (K NE)
DST 7 (#79) Vikings, DST (DST MIN)
RS 11 (#127) Campbell, Jason (QB WAS)
RS 12 (#138) Peterson, Adrian (RB CHI)
RS 10 (#114) Gonzalez, Anthony (WR IND)
RS 13 (#151) Clayton, Mark (WR BAL)
RS 14 (#162) Olsen, Greg (TE CHI)

TEAM 8
Pos Round Player
QB 2 (#17) Romo, Tony (QB DAL)
RB 1 (#8) Gore, Frank (RB SF)
RB 5 (#56) Maroney, Laurence (RB NE)
WR 3 (#32) Burress, Plaxico (WR NYG)
WR 4 (#41) Holmes, Santonio (WR PIT)
TE 6 (#65) Cooley, Chris (TE WAS)
RB-WR 7 (#80) Green, Ahman (RB HOU)
K 12 (#137) Brown, Josh (K STL)
DST 11 (#128) Seahawks, DST (DST SEA)
RS 8 (#89) Garrard, David (QB JAC)
RS 14 (#161) Morris, Sammy (RB NE)
RS 13 (#152) Brown, Reggie (WR PHI)
RS 9 (#104) Crayton, Patrick (WR DAL)
RS 10 (#113) Hardy, James (WR BUF)

TEAM 9
Pos Round Player
QB 7 (#81) Bulger, Marc (QB STL)
RB 1 (#9) Addai, Joseph (RB IND)
RB 2 (#16) Portis, Clinton (RB WAS)
WR 3 (#33) Marshall, Brandon (WR DEN)
WR 9 (#105) Moss, Santana (WR WAS)
TE 5 (#57) Gates, Antonio (TE SD)
RB-WR 4 (#40) Bush, Reggie (RB NO)
K 14 (#160) Kaeding, Nate (K SD)
DST 8 (#88) Chargers, DST (DST SD)
RS 10 (#112) Delhomme, Jake (QB CAR)
RS 6 (#64) White, LenDale (RB TEN)
RS 11 (#129) Williams, Reggie (WR JAC)
RS 12 (#136) Brown, Chris (RB HOU)
RS 13 (#153) Rhodes, Dominic (RB IND)

TEAM 10
Pos Round Player
QB 1 (#10) Manning, Peyton (QB IND)
RB 2 (#15) McGahee, Willis (RB BAL)
RB 4 (#39) Jones, Julius (RB SEA)
WR 3 (#34) Welker, Wes (WR NE)
WR 6 (#63) Galloway, Joey (WR TB)
TE 5 (#58) Winslow, Kellen (TE CLE)
RB-WR 7 (#82) Engram, Bobby (WR SEA)
K 13 (#154) Crosby, Mason (K GB)
DST 11 (#130) Jaguars, DST (DST JAC)
RS 10 (#111) Manning, Eli (QB NYG)
RS 14 (#159) Daniels, Owen (TE HOU)
RS 8 (#87) Williams, DeAngelo (RB CAR)
RS 9 (#106) Cotchery, Jerricho (WR NYJ)
RS 12 (#135) Williams, Ricky (RB MIA)

TEAM 11

Pos Round Player
QB 4 (#38) Roethlisberger, Ben (QB PIT)
RB 3 (#35) Jacobs, Brandon (RB NYG)
RB 5 (#59) Forte, Matt (RB CHI)
WR 1 (#11) Wayne, Reggie (WR IND)
WR 2 (#14) Owens, Terrell (WR DAL)
TE 8 (#86) Miller, Heath (TE PIT)
RB-WR 6 (#62) Smith, Kevin (RB DET)
K 14 (#158) Gould, Robbie (K CHI)
DST 13 (#155) Cowboys, DST (DST DAL)
RS 7 (#83) Coles, Laveranues (WR NYJ)
RS 9 (#107) McAllister, Deuce (RB NO)
RS 10 (#110) Johnson, Bryant (WR SF)
RS 11 (#131) Mason, Derrick (WR BAL)
RS 12 (#134) Jackson, Vincent (WR SD)

TEAM 12
Pos Round Player
QB 6 (#61) Hasselbeck, Matt (QB SEA)
RB 1 (#12) Lynch, Marshawn (RB BUF)
RB 2 (#13) Johnson, Larry (RB KC)
WR 3 (#36) Boldin, Anquan (WR ARI)
WR 4 (#37) Williams, Roy (WR DET)
TE 8 (#85) Clark, Dallas (TE IND)
RB-WR 5 (#60) Brown, Ronnie (RB MIA)
K 14 (#157) Rackers, Neil (K ARI)
DST 13 (#156) Packers, DST (DST GB)
RS 11 (#132) Russell, JaMarcus (QB OAK)
RS 7 (#84) Burleson, Nate (WR SEA)
RS 9 (#108) Johnson, Chris (RB TEN)
RS 10 (#109) Stallworth, Donte' (WR CLE)
RS 12 (#133) Jones, Felix (RB DAL)

Let's draft!

Interested in getting in on the mock draft fun? Drop me a line at dmfantasyfootball@cbs.com if you want to draft with me. Put 'Draft with Dave' in the subject line. I draft Tuesday afternoons between now and September.
Posted on: June 17, 2008 4:57 pm
 

Tuesday Afternoon MOCKumentary

Long time, no blog.

I owe you guys one from my last blog -- players not in the Top 200 who should be. I will attempt to get to that in a bit.

But first ...

I'm planning to do at least one mock draft every Tuesday afternoon between now and September where I test the QB-WR draft theory outlined in the upcoming CBSSports.com/Pro Football Weekly Fantasy Football Preview Magazine (the story is on page 20). By the way, the magazine will be on newsstands soon and promises to be our best -- and most controversial -- magazine ever.

I picked third overall in today's draft with two auto pickers.

Round 1: Normally I'd pick a running back here, but since I'm testing out the theory, Peyton Manning was my pick. Tom Brady went first overall. LT was second. Randy Moss was fourth to a drafter who was also testing out a theory. I think it's safe to assume all four of these players will be first-round picks in most leagues, just not this close to the front of a draft.

Round 2: My theory goes out the window as the 11 gracious souls in the mock draft with me let Clinton Portis fall to me. I couldn't pass on him, even in a fake draft. The receivers were flying off the board, too.

Round 3: Took the best receiver left in T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

Round 4: While the RB pickings are far from slim, I wanted to stick to my theory. Greg Jennings was my pick.

Round 5: Swiped Roy Williams with the plan that I wouldn't draft another receiver for the rest of this draft.

Round 6: Selvin Young

Round 7: Matt Forte

Round 8: Jerious Norwood

Round 9: Ryan Torain (loved this pick here, especially considering Selvin Young three rounds earlier)

Round 10: Leon Washington (if this were a REAL draft, I might have gone WR here instead)

Round 11: Todd Heap. Too good to pass on this late at a position I neeeded to fill.

Round 12: Shaun Alexander. Just in case.

Round 13: Patriots DST

Round 14: Jason Hanson. I'm drafting Hanson in all leagues this year strictly because the Lions play the Falcons in Week 1. I'll go PK by committee thereafter.

We'll do it again next Tuesday. Email me at dmfantasyfootball@cbs.com if you want to draft with me.



Let's see what you guys had to say about our Top 200, and who is out ...

- Broncofan46 put in a vote for Pierre Thomas of the Saints, citing that Deuce McAllister is no lock to play 16 games (Saintly1 also wants to see Thomas on the list). I liked Thomas a lot last year and could see him filling in for Deuce if the veteran can't stay healthy, but I've been in enough drafts to know that he's not getting drafted. Definitely a player who will be taken off the waiver wire in leagues this year.

- Broncofan46 also liked the Eagles DST. I'd like to see them slow down the run first. The additions of Asante Samuel and DeSean Jackson do make it a much more appealing unit than we're giving them credit for, though.

- Scoofer, a regular commentator on my blog, didn't like us leaving off Cadillac Williams. Until Williams shows the world that he can play, he shouldn't be drafted. There's still a chance that he doesn't play in 2008 even though Bucs' coach Jon Gruden is calling his recovery from a torn patellar tendon "miraculous." What will be miraculous is if Williams posts a 100-yard game in '08. Again, someone I doubt people will draft by and large this summer.

-Dcoate put in a vote for Texans rookie RB Steve Slaton, suggesting that Ahman Green and Chris Brown aren't long for playing regularly. I liked Slaton a lot as a junior but not as a senior, and I think he's more of a project pick for the Texans than anything else. I'm not sure if he's a fit for their offense right now. Chris Taylor might attempt to knock off Slaton's spot on the depth chart ... not to mention Green and Brown's. Neither Slaton nor Taylor are worth a top-200 pick.

- Triblade, a proud Michigan State Spartan, chimed in with Devin Thomas with Washington. I realize that Thomas had a solid junior year at school and has a lot of attributes for success, but rookie receivers are tough to bet on. The West Coast offense is tough enough to understand for veterans, and I think that it'll be even harder for Thomas. I think he'll make some nice grabs in 2008, but not be draftable in seasonal leagues.

- Lastly, for the couple of people who suggested Terry Glenn ... come on ...





 
 
 
 
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