Posted on: July 21, 2008 5:28 pm
 

Dan Marino only third

Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be posting some of the best seasons in Fantasy Football history at quarterback, running back and wide receiver.

In looking at the top Fantasy seasons of all-time, we used a standard scoring system. That includes six points for all passing, rushing and receiving touchdowns, one point for 25 yards passing, one point for 10 yards rushing and receiving and minus-two points for interceptions and lost fumbles.

Feel free to comment if you ever drafted these players and how they helped you perform. The more interactive the conversation, the better it will be.

We started with the No. 5 Fantasy QB of all time, which was Steve Young in 1998. At No. 4 is a former Vikings QB still trying to make a comeback this year in Daunte Culpepper.

At No. 3 is Dan Marino, and in 1984 he was pretty good. But he's just the No. 3 overall Fantasy QB of all time.

Dan Marino
Miami
1984
Stats:
5,084 passing yards, 48 passing touchdowns, 17 interceptions, minus-7 rushing yards
Fantasy points: 457
Best game: Week 1 at Washington, 9/2/1984 - 311 passing yards, five touchdowns
Comment: Marino set the new standard for touchdown passes and passing yards with his record-setting year, and his yardage mark still stands today. He had four games with at least 400 passing yards and six games with at least four touchdown passes. Fantasy owners loved Marino during the Fantasy playoffs because he finished the season with four games in a row with four touchdown passes in each game. Marino had another impressive Fantasy season in 1986.
Following year: 4,137 passing yards, 30 passing touchdowns, 21 interceptions, minus-24 rushing yards
Category: NFL
Posted on: July 18, 2008 6:05 pm
 

Latest Mock Draft

In the latest mock draft I did on Thursday, July 17, the chat room was quite active with talk about Jonathan Stewart, the injury status of Houston's stars (Matt Schaub, Ahman Green and Andre Johnson) and one of the best things I've heard all week -- too much wasted time on this Favre BS.

I took a different route with my team in this draft, which you will see below. I passed on a QB and ended up with Schaub and took a flier on Favre. I think Schaub could have a great year if he stays healthy, and if Favre starts for Green Bay or some team, then this team is solid.

Enjoy the comments, and I will be doing another mock draft next Thursday if you want to take part. Read how to join below.

bbe - malcolmn
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Manning, Peyton QB IND 2 14 A QB
Johnson, Rudi RB CIN 3 35 A RB
McGahee, Willis RB BAL 1 11 A RB
Johnson, Calvin WR DET 5 59 A WR
Moss, Santana WR WAS 7 83 A WR
Crumpler, Alge TE TEN 9 107 A TE
Bush, Reggie RB NO 4 38 A RB-WR
Kasay, John K CAR 14 158 A K
Colts, DST DST IND 12 134 A DST
McNabb, Donovan QB PHI 6 62 RS QB
Berrian, Bernard WR MIN 8 86 RS RB-WR
Ginn Jr., Ted WR MIA 11 131 RS RB-WR
Green, Ahman RB HOU 10 110 RS RB-WR
Hester, Devin WR CHI 13 155 RS RB-WR

Comment: This is the second draft where Manning has fallen to the second round, and I think it's a steal for this owner. The running back trio of Johnson, McGahee and Bush is great, but the receivers are a little dicey with no clear-cut No. 1 option. Taking McNabb in Round 6 with Manning already on the roster is good trade bait but not needed when you have Manning.

champs42 - Robert
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Anderson, Derek QB CLE 4 46 A QB
Lewis, Jamal RB CLE 2 22 A RB
Peterson, Adrian RB MIN 1 3 A RB
Johnson, Chad WR CIN 3 27 A WR
Toomer, Amani WR NYG 5 51 A WR
Davis, Vernon TE SF 6 70 A TE
Walker, Javon WR OAK 9 99 A RB-WR
Folk, Nick K DAL 10 118 A K
Chargers, DST DST SD 8 94 A DST
Manning, Eli QB NYG 7 75 RS QB
Bell, Tatum RB DET 12 142 RS RB
Smith, Steve WR NYG 11 123 RS WR
Olsen, Greg TE CHI 13 147 RS TE
Rackers, Neil K ARI 14 166 RS K

Comment: As you'll see in my column on busts, I don't like Lewis too much this year even with his offensive line. And taking Toomer in Round 5 is a little wacky. This team has talent with Peterson, Johnson and Anderson, and I like Davis at tight end, but this owner made a lot of reaches that I don't agree with.

chinobi - peter
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Roethlisberger, Ben QB PIT 4 43 A QB
Gore, Frank RB SF 1 6 A RB
James, Edgerrin RB ARI 5 54 A RB
Wayne, Reggie WR IND 2 19 A WR
Welker, Wes WR NE 3 30 A WR
Gonzalez, Tony TE KC 6 67 A TE
Curtis, Kevin WR PHI 8 91 A RB-WR
Gostkowski, Stephen K NE 9 102 A K
Vikings, DST DST MIN 7 78 A DST
Young, Vince QB TEN 11 126 RS QB
Peterson, Adrian RB CHI 12 139 RS RB
Curry, Ronald WR OAK 13 150 RS WR
Rice, Sidney WR MIN 10 115 RS WR
Smith, L.J. TE PHI 14 163 RS TE

Comment: This team should be a playoff contender. With Gore,  Big Ben, Wayne, Welker and Edge, the quality is there to compete. RB Depth is a concern, especially with Peterson the only reserve, but the starters are quality Fantasy options -- and solid K and DST.

Dusty Cowboys - Jack
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Delhomme, Jake QB CAR 6 65 A QB
Grant, Ryan RB GB 3 32 A RB
McFadden, Darren RB OAK 4 41 A RB
Edwards, Braylon WR CLE 2 17 A WR
Moss, Randy WR NE 1 8 A WR
Scheffler, Tony TE DEN 11 128 A TE
Marshall, Brandon WR DEN 5 56 A RB-WR
Brown, Kris K HOU 14 161 A K
Patriots, DST DST NE 9 104 A DST
Garrard, David QB JAC 8 89 RS QB
Bradshaw, Ahmad RB NYG 12 137 RS RB-WR
Hackett, D.J. WR CAR 13 152 RS RB-WR
Hardy, James WR BUF 10 113 RS RB-WR
White, LenDale RB TEN 7 80 RS RB-WR

Comment: You're not going to find better receivers than Moss and Edwards, and Marshall as a No. 3 is ridiculous. McFadden and Grant are a good tandem at RB with White as the third. I like this team a lot, especially if Delhomme plays like he started off in 2007. This team should compete. Only complaint is drafting Bradshaw at all. With his legal trouble, he's not worth a pick right now.

GoEric! - Eric
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Cutler, Jay QB DEN 6 72 A QB
Brown, Ronnie RB MIA 4 48 A RB
Tomlinson, LaDainian RB SD 1 1 A RB
Colston, Marques WR NO 2 24 A WR
Houshmandzadeh, T.J. WR CIN 3 25 A WR
Cooley, Chris TE WAS 5 49 A TE
Taylor, Chester RB MIN 7 73 A RB-WR
Graham, Shayne K CIN 10 120 A K
Packers, DST DST GB 13 145 A DST
Rodgers, Aaron QB GB 9 97 RS QB
Sweed, Limas WR PIT 14 168 RS WR
Gonzalez, Anthony WR IND 8 96 RS RB-WR
Jones, Felix RB DAL 12 144 RS RB-WR
Torain, Ryan RB DEN 11 121 RS RB-WR

Comment: If you've looked at my draft strategy piece, this is the way you draft with the No. 1 overall pick. Take L.T. and then grab the two best WRs on the board. Brown in the fourth round is a good spot, and he has decent depth with Taylor, Jones and Torain. I like this team a lot, but Cutler as a No. 1 QB is a concern.

Goodfellas - Stan
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Bulger, Marc QB STL 6 68 A QB
Addai, Joseph RB IND 1 5 A RB
Jones, Thomas RB NYJ 4 44 A RB
Burress, Plaxico WR NYG 3 29 A WR
Fitzgerald, Larry WR ARI 2 20 A WR
Heap, Todd TE BAL 9 101 A TE
Parker, Willie RB PIT 5 53 A RB-WR
Bironas, Rob K TEN 14 164 A K
Ravens, DST DST BAL 13 149 A DST
Kitna, Jon QB DET 11 125 RS QB
Johnson, Bryant WR SF 12 140 RS RB-WR
Norwood, Jerious RB ATL 8 92 RS RB-WR
White, Roddy WR ATL 7 77 RS RB-WR
Williams, Ricky RB MIA 10 116 RS RB-WR

Comment: This is another team I think should be competitive. Bulger will bounce back this year, he has a solid trio of RBs with Addai, Jones and Parker, and Norwood and Williams are great sleepers. The receivers are also solid with Burress, Fitzgerald, White and Johnson. This team should do well.

hehateme - Dick
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Brady, Tom QB NE 1 10 A QB
Jacobs, Brandon RB NYG 3 34 A RB
Young, Selvin RB DEN 5 58 A RB
Holt, Torry WR STL 4 39 A WR
Owens, Terrell WR DAL 2 15 A WR
Daniels, Owen TE HOU 12 135 A TE
Jennings, Greg WR GB 6 63 A RB-WR
Kaeding, Nate K SD 14 159 A K
Buccaneers, DST DST TB 13 154 A DST
Brown, Chris RB HOU 11 130 RS RB-WR
Burleson, Nate WR SEA 10 111 RS RB-WR
Cotchery, Jerricho WR NYJ 9 106 RS RB-WR
Mendenhall, Rashard RB PIT 7 82 RS RB-WR
Taylor, Fred RB JAC 8 87 RS RB-WR

Comment: First off, great Fantasy name. And good drafting with Brady and Owens in Round 1 and 2, respectively. Getting Young in Round 5 saved his RB situation, but Taylor and Mendenhall give him solid depth. I love the No. 2 and 3 receivers with Holt and Jennings. Holt in Round 4 is a steal.

Jamey Eisenberg - Jamey
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Schaub, Matt QB HOU 9 100 A QB
Jackson, Steven RB STL 1 4 A RB
Jones-Drew, Maurice RB JAC 3 28 A RB
Johnson, Andre WR HOU 2 21 A WR
Williams, Roy WR DET 5 52 A WR
Miller, Heath TE PIT 11 124 A TE
Stewart, Jonathan RB CAR 4 45 A RB-WR
Crosby, Mason K GB 14 165 A K
Seahawks, DST DST SEA 13 148 A DST
Favre, Brett QB GB 10 117 RS QB
Chambers, Chris WR SD 8 93 RS RB-WR
Evans, Lee WR BUF 7 76 RS RB-WR
Jones, Kevin RB CHI 12 141 RS RB-WR
Smith, Kevin RB DET 6 69 RS RB-WR

Comment: I love my RBs in this draft with Jackson, MJD, Stewart, Smith and Jones. If Jones comes back at 100 percent, he's a steal in Round 12. My receivers also are solid with Johnson, Williams, Evans and Chambers. Only QB is a concern, with Schaub and Favre uncertain to make it through a full season, but I like the rest of this talent.

McPoyle - Stuey
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Romo, Tony QB DAL 2 13 A QB
Barber, Marion RB DAL 1 12 A RB
Turner, Michael RB ATL 3 36 A RB
Holmes, Santonio WR PIT 4 37 A WR
Ward, Hines WR PIT 5 60 A WR
Winslow, Kellen TE CLE 6 61 A TE
Galloway, Joey WR TB 8 85 A RB-WR
Akers, David K PHI 13 156 A K
Jaguars, DST DST JAC 7 84 A DST
Campbell, Jason QB WAS 10 109 RS QB
Washington, Nate WR PIT 14 157 RS WR
Davis, Andre WR HOU 9 108 RS RB-WR
Washington, Leon RB NYJ 11 132 RS RB-WR
Williamson, Troy WR JAC 12 133 RS RB-WR

Comment: This owner did a great job with his starters, but the bench options are a little risky. Outside of Campbell and Leon Washington, none of the other players are guaranteed playing time. I don't think I would draft any of these guys even in a 14-team league. Andre Davis in Round 9?

Niners - Jamaal
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Palmer, Carson QB CIN 2 23 A QB
Graham, Earnest RB TB 4 47 A RB
Westbrook, Brian RB PHI 1 2 A RB
Harrison, Marvin WR IND 5 50 A WR
Smith, Steve WR CAR 3 26 A WR
Clark, Dallas TE IND 7 74 A TE
Jones, Julius RB SEA 6 71 A RB-WR
Dawson, Phil K CLE 12 143 A K
Steelers, DST DST PIT 11 122 A DST
Rivers, Philip QB SD 9 98 RS QB
Johnson, Chris RB TEN 13 146 RS RB
Jackson, Darrell WR DEN 14 167 RS WR
Bruce, Isaac WR SF 8 95 RS RB-WR
Williams, DeAngelo RB CAR 10 119 RS RB-WR

Comment: I like the RBs here with Westbrook, Graham, Jones, Johnson and Williams. It's a great group. Palmer is solid, and Harrison and Smith will be fine. The backup WRs are a concern, with Jackson not a lock to make the team and Bruce almost 100 years old, but this team will compete.

nmiller22 - Miller
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Brees, Drew QB NO 2 18 A QB
Forte, Matt RB CHI 3 31 A RB
Lynch, Marshawn RB BUF 1 7 A RB
Boldin, Anquan WR ARI 4 42 A WR
Coles, Laveranues WR NYJ 6 66 A WR
Gates, Antonio TE SD 5 55 A TE
Engram, Bobby WR SEA 8 90 A RB-WR
Vinatieri, Adam K IND 9 103 A K
Bears, DST DST CHI 7 79 A DST
Garcia, Jeff QB TB 11 127 RS QB
Fargas, Justin RB OAK 12 138 RS RB
Booker, Marty WR CHI 13 151 RS WR
Porter, Jerry WR JAC 10 114 RS WR
Shockey, Jeremy TE NYG 14 162 RS TE

Comment: Forte will be a great rookie this year if he can hold off Kevin Jones, but don't take Forte in Round 3 of any draft. He is more like a fifth-round option at this point. Otherwise, this team is solid. Fargas in Round 12 is a great pick, but taking Booker in Round 13 ruined that momentum.

TappaKegga - Jason
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Hasselbeck, Matt QB SEA 6 64 A QB
Johnson, Larry RB KC 2 16 A RB
Portis, Clinton RB WAS 1 9 A RB
Bowe, Dwayne WR KC 5 57 A WR
Driver, Donald WR GB 7 81 A WR
Witten, Jason TE DAL 4 40 A TE
Maroney, Laurence RB NE 3 33 A RB-WR
Brown, Josh K STL 12 136 A K
Cowboys, DST DST DAL 11 129 A DST
Leinart, Matt QB ARI 13 153 RS QB
Bush, Michael RB OAK 14 160 RS RB
Crayton, Patrick WR DAL 8 88 RS RB-WR
McAllister, Deuce RB NO 9 105 RS RB-WR
Stallworth, Donte' WR CLE 10 112 RS RB-WR

Comment: This is a good collection of talent, especially getting Johnson in Round 2. Maroney is a great flex option, and I like Witten in Round 4. If Hasselbeck can return to form and duplicate last year's outing, then this team will be in the playoffs. I like the Bush pick in Round 14.

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 Jamey' in the subject line. I draft Thursday afternoons between now and September. Let me know what time you want to draft, and I will try to accomodate as many requests as possible. 

Category: NFL
Posted on: July 16, 2008 1:47 pm
 

Tuesday Mock Draft

With Dave Richard on vacation, I filled in for him on Tuesday and did a mock draft with users.

I will still be holding my mock draft on Thursday as usual, and will probably go in the 11 a.m. hour this week.

This draft was fun and worked out well for me that Peyton Manning fell to the second round. I asked the other owners if there was a concern with his knee, but no one said yes, just that he fell lower than he should go. Have no fear about Manning. He will be fine this year and could pass Tom Brady as the No. 1 QB.

Blue Hens - Brian
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Brees, Drew QB NO 2 21 A QB
Jackson, Steven RB STL 1 4 A RB
Johnson, Rudi RB CIN 4 45 A RB
Holt, Torry WR STL 3 28 A WR
Ward, Hines WR PIT 6 69 A WR
Cooley, Chris TE WAS 5 52 A TE
Coles, Laveranues WR NYJ 8 93 A RB-WR
Gostkowski, Stephen K NE 9 100 A K
Vikings, DST DST MIN 7 76 A DST
Rodgers, Aaron QB GB 11 124 RS QB
Bell, Tatum RB DET 13 148 RS RB
Hackett, D.J. WR CAR 12 141 RS WR
Walker, Javon WR OAK 10 117 RS WR
Olsen, Greg TE CHI 14 165 RS TE

Comment: Brian has great balance with a stud QB, RB (Jackson) and WR (Holt). His No. 2 options aren't bad either, especially taking the Vikings DST, but he wasted a pick in the ninth round on Gostkowski. His bench also is a little suspect.

celtic crushers - Colin
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Cutler, Jay QB DEN 7 74 A QB
Grant, Ryan RB GB 2 23 A RB
Westbrook, Brian RB PHI 1 2 A RB
Holmes, Santonio WR PIT 5 50 A WR
Johnson, Chad WR CIN 3 26 A WR
Crumpler, Alge TE TEN 10 119 A TE
James, Edgerrin RB ARI 4 47 A RB-WR
Brown, Josh K STL 13 146 A K
Jaguars, DST DST JAC 11 122 A DST
Campbell, Jason QB WAS 9 98 RS QB
Gaffney, Jabar WR NE 14 167 RS WR
Evans, Lee WR BUF 6 71 RS RB-WR
Fargas, Justin RB OAK 8 95 RS RB-WR
Mason, Derrick WR BAL 12 143 RS RB-WR

Comment: I like this team with solid players at RB and WR, but Crumpler is not a No. 1 TE anymore. And outside of Evans, the bench is a little thin unless Fargas can duplicate last year's performance and hold off Darren McFadden. Colin also could have waited on Cutler for another round or two.

foursumfearsum - tony
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Romo, Tony QB DAL 2 18 A QB
Lynch, Marshawn RB BUF 1 7 A RB
Peterson, Adrian RB CHI 7 79 A RB
Burress, Plaxico WR NYG 3 31 A WR
Jennings, Greg WR GB 5 55 A WR
Witten, Jason TE DAL 4 42 A TE
Bowe, Dwayne WR KC 6 66 A RB-WR
Folk, Nick K DAL 9 103 A K
Titans, DST DST TEN 14 162 A DST
Burleson, Nate WR SEA 8 90 RS RB-WR
Bush, Michael RB OAK 13 151 RS RB-WR
Ward, Derrick RB NYG 12 138 RS RB-WR
Washington, Leon RB NYJ 11 127 RS RB-WR
Watson, Kenny RB CIN 10 114 RS RB-WR

Comment: Tony, or the "guru" as he called himself, is thin at RB with the other Peterson, Bush, Ward, Washington and Watson as his choices for a No. 2 option. Otherwise he did well with Romo, Lynch, Witten, Burress, Jennings and Bowe. His three WRs are great.

Go Chiefs - chip
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Delhomme, Jake QB CAR 8 87 A QB
Johnson, Larry RB KC 2 15 A RB
Portis, Clinton RB WAS 1 10 A RB
Harrison, Marvin WR IND 6 63 A WR
Welker, Wes WR NE 3 34 A WR
Winslow, Kellen TE CLE 4 39 A TE
White, LenDale RB TEN 5 58 A RB-WR
Elam, Jason K ATL 14 159 A K
Ravens, DST DST BAL 13 154 A DST
Manning, Eli QB NYG 10 111 RS QB
Shockey, Jeremy TE NYG 12 135 RS TE
Cotchery, Jerricho WR NYJ 11 130 RS RB-WR
Engram, Bobby WR SEA 7 82 RS RB-WR
Williams, Ricky RB MIA 9 106 RS RB-WR

Comment: Chip is a Chiefs fan living in Buffalo, which I'm not sure how that happens. I like his team a lot outside of QB, where he will depend on Delhomme and Manning to carry the load. It could work, but this is a risky strategy, especially since Delhomme is coming off a serious injury. 

Hoof Hearted - Nick
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
McNabb, Donovan QB PHI 6 68 A QB
Addai, Joseph RB IND 1 5 A RB
McGahee, Willis RB BAL 2 20 A RB
Gonzalez, Anthony WR IND 8 92 A WR
Williams, Roy WR DET 5 53 A WR
Clark, Dallas TE IND 7 77 A TE
Maroney, Laurence RB NE 3 29 A RB-WR
Crosby, Mason K GB 14 164 A K
Packers, DST DST GB 12 140 A DST
Rivers, Philip QB SD 10 116 RS QB
Bradshaw, Ahmad RB NYG 13 149 RS RB-WR
Driver, Donald WR GB 9 101 RS RB-WR
McFadden, Darren RB OAK 4 44 RS RB-WR
Rhodes, Dominic RB IND 11 125 RS RB-WR

Comment: If you love running backs, then Nick's draft was perfect for you. He took Addai, McGahee, Maroney and McFadden with his first four picks and got tremendous value. Williams, McNabb and Clark with his next three picks were great, and he still managed to get solid complementary receivers in Driver and Gonzalez. He could be hurting at WR during the year, but he would have solid trade bait. 

horntrouble - Sam
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Hasselbeck, Matt QB SEA 5 59 A QB
Graham, Earnest RB TB 3 35 A RB
Jacobs, Brandon RB NYG 4 38 A RB
Edwards, Braylon WR CLE 2 14 A WR
Owens, Terrell WR DAL 1 11 A WR
Watson, Benjamin TE NE 9 107 A TE
Mendenhall, Rashard RB PIT 6 62 A RB-WR
Vinatieri, Adam K IND 11 131 A K
Cowboys, DST DST DAL 7 83 A DST
Edwards, Trent QB BUF 13 155 RS QB
Porter, Jerry WR JAC 12 134 RS WR
Smith, L.J. TE PHI 14 158 RS TE
Sweed, Limas WR PIT 10 110 RS RB-WR
Taylor, Chester RB MIN 8 86 RS RB-WR

Comment: Sam took a different route than Nick by drafting receivers with his first two picks and ended up with studs in Edwards and Owens. He still got great value at RB with Jacobs and Graham to get four solid players to start the draft. But Sam made two picks that were curious. He took Mendenhall ahead of Willie Parker and also drafted Sweed in Round 10. That's way too high for Sweed even for a Steelers fan, and Parker still has more value than Mendenhall at this point.

HOT BOYZ - RYAN
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Anderson, Derek QB CLE 4 48 A QB
Tomlinson, LaDainian RB SD 1 1 A RB
Turner, Michael RB ATL 5 49 A RB
Colston, Marques WR NO 2 24 A WR
Houshmandzadeh, T.J. WR CIN 3 25 A WR
Scheffler, Tony TE DEN 10 120 A TE
Parker, Willie RB PIT 6 72 A RB-WR
Dawson, Phil K CLE 13 145 A K
Seahawks, DST DST SEA 12 144 A DST
Schaub, Matt QB HOU 11 121 RS QB
Booker, Lorenzo RB PHI 14 168 RS RB
Chambers, Chris WR SD 7 73 RS RB-WR
Norwood, Jerious RB ATL 8 96 RS RB-WR
Williams, DeAngelo RB CAR 9 97 RS RB-WR

Comment: Ryan did exactly what every owner with the No. 1 pick should do. Take a stud RB in L.T. and then grab the two best receivers in Round 2 and 3, which he did with Colston and Housh. He was able to get great value in Round 4 and 5 with Anderson and Turner, and Parker falling to him in Round 6 was a steal. This is a solid squad.

Jamey Eisenberg - Jamey
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Manning, Peyton QB IND 2 16 A QB
Jones-Drew, Maurice RB JAC 3 33 A RB
Young, Selvin RB DEN 5 57 A RB
Boldin, Anquan WR ARI 4 40 A WR
Moss, Randy WR NE 1 9 A WR
Daniels, Owen TE HOU 11 129 A TE
Smith, Kevin RB DET 6 64 A RB-WR
Kaeding, Nate K SD 14 160 A K
Giants, DST DST NYG 13 153 A DST
Green, Ahman RB HOU 8 88 RS RB-WR
Jackson, Brandon RB GB 12 136 RS RB-WR
Moss, Santana WR WAS 7 81 RS RB-WR
Stallworth, Donte' WR CLE 10 112 RS RB-WR
Torain, Ryan RB DEN 9 105 RS RB-WR

Comment: I took a WR for the first time of all these mock drafts to see how I would like building my team. Getting Manning in Round 2 was a fluke, but it made it more interesting. With Randy Moss and Boldin at WR it gives me the luxury of adding parts later, which I did with Santana Moss and Stallworth. My RB situation isn't the best, but I have the Denver tandem in place and a guy I like a lot in MJD. And two backups I'm targeting are Jackson and Jason Wright, so was happy to get Jackson here.

Roswell River Rats - Beau
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Palmer, Carson QB CIN 2 22 A QB
Peterson, Adrian RB MIN 1 3 A RB
Stewart, Jonathan RB CAR 4 46 A RB
Smith, Steve WR CAR 3 27 A WR
White, Roddy WR ATL 6 70 A WR
Miller, Heath TE PIT 7 75 A TE
Taylor, Fred RB JAC 5 51 A RB-WR
Kasay, John K CAR 14 166 A K
Bears, DST DST CHI 8 94 A DST
Russell, JaMarcus QB OAK 11 123 RS QB
Clayton, Mark WR BAL 10 118 RS RB-WR
Muhammad, Muhsin WR CAR 12 142 RS RB-WR
Rice, Sidney WR MIN 9 99 RS RB-WR
Williams, Mike WR TEN 13 147 RS RB-WR

Comment: This is a solid team that will likely be a playoff contender based on the starters. The bench, however, is terrible with very suspect players, especially Mike Williams. If no one gets hurt, which we all know never happens, then this team will be fine. But there are a lot of players to drop here.

Sharks - Brian
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Roethlisberger, Ben QB PIT 4 37 A QB
Barber, Marion RB DAL 1 12 A RB
Jones, Julius RB SEA 3 36 A RB
Johnson, Calvin WR DET 6 61 A WR
Wayne, Reggie WR IND 2 13 A WR
Davis, Vernon TE SF 7 84 A TE
Forte, Matt RB CHI 5 60 A RB-WR
Longwell, Ryan K MIN 14 157 A K
Steelers, DST DST PIT 10 109 A DST
Heap, Todd TE BAL 9 108 RS TE
Duckett, T.J. RB SEA 13 156 RS RB-WR
Johnson, Bryant WR SF 11 132 RS RB-WR
Jones, Felix RB DAL 8 85 RS RB-WR
Williams, Reggie WR JAC 12 133 RS RB-WR

Comment: Brian did a nice job with solid players at RB (Barber, Jones and Forte), receiver (Wayne and Johnson) and TE (Davis). Adding Heap is a great move, although I wouldn't normally take two tight ends. I like this team a lot and think it will be competitive. 

spanks - Eric
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Bulger, Marc QB STL 7 78 A QB
Gore, Frank RB SF 1 6 A RB
Lewis, Jamal RB CLE 3 30 A RB
Fitzgerald, Larry WR ARI 2 19 A WR
Marshall, Brandon WR DEN 4 43 A WR
Gonzalez, Tony TE KC 6 67 A TE
Jones, Thomas RB NYJ 5 54 A RB-WR
Graham, Shayne K CIN 13 150 A K
Bills, DST DST BUF 14 163 A DST
Favre, Brett QB GB 11 126 RS QB
Brown, Chris RB HOU 12 139 RS RB-WR
Curtis, Kevin WR PHI 9 102 RS RB-WR
Johnson, Chris RB TEN 10 115 RS RB-WR
McAllister, Deuce RB NO 8 91 RS RB-WR

Comment: Eric did a great job with mixing RB and WR with his first four picks, and Jones in Round 5 is a great pick for a flex option. He also got some nice sleepers in Favre in Round 11 and Johnson in Round 10. If McAllister rebounds and Brown plays a lot of Ahman Green, this could be a championship team.

Tigers - Bob
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Brady, Tom QB NE 1 8 A QB
Brown, Ronnie RB MIA 4 41 A RB
Bush, Reggie RB NO 5 56 A RB
Galloway, Joey WR TB 7 80 A WR
Johnson, Andre WR HOU 2 17 A WR
Gates, Antonio TE SD 3 32 A TE
Berrian, Bernard WR MIN 8 89 A RB-WR
Bironas, Rob K TEN 13 152 A K
Chargers, DST DST SD 9 104 A DST
Garrard, David QB JAC 6 65 RS QB
Bruce, Isaac WR SF 14 161 RS WR
Crayton, Patrick WR DAL 11 128 RS RB-WR
Colts, DST DST IND 12 137 RS DST
Patriots, DST DST NE 10 113 RS DST

Comment: I'm not sure how you can draft a Fantasy team with only two running backs, especially when one of them is coming off a torn ACL. This is not the way to draft your team, although there is plenty of talent at WR and QB. I mean, two DSTs and two RBs? That should never happen.

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 Jamey' in the subject line. I draft Thursday afternoons between now and September. Let me know what time you want to draft, and I will try to accomodate as many requests as possible. 

Category: NFL
Posted on: July 15, 2008 12:29 pm
 

Daunte Culpepper is No. 4 all time

Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be posting some of the best seasons in Fantasy Football history at quarterback, running back and wide receiver.

In looking at the top Fantasy seasons of all-time, we used a standard scoring system. That includes six points for all passing, rushing and receiving touchdowns, one point for 25 yards passing, one point for 10 yards rushing and receiving and minus-two points for interceptions and lost fumbles.

Feel free to comment if you ever drafted these players and how they helped you perform. The more interactive the conversation, the better it will be.

We started with the No. 5 Fantasy QB of all time, which was Steve Young in 1998. At No. 4 is a former Vikings QB still trying to make a comeback this year.

Daunte Culpepper
Minnesota
Year:
2004
Stats: 4,717 passing yards, 39 passing touchdowns, 11 interceptions, 406 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, four lost fumbles
Fantasy points: 445
Best game: Week 6 at New Orleans, 10/17/2004 - 425 passing yards, five touchdowns, two interceptions, 13 rushing yards
Comment: Culpepper hasn’t been the same since this dominating year, as he only played seven games in 2005 due to a knee injury, which has decimated his career. The unfortunate thing for Culpepper in 2004 was Peyton Manning also had a record-breaking year, which overshadowed Culpepper's achievements. But Fantasy owners certainly took notice, with Culpepper having three games with five touchdown passes and five games with at least 360 passing yards.
Following year: 1,564 passing yards, six passing touchdowns, 12 interceptions, 147 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, three lost fumbles

Category: NFL
Posted on: July 11, 2008 1:12 pm
 

More Mocking Mocks

The latest mock draft I did on Thursday, July 10 was fun because I reached out to several users who have emailed about doing a mock draft with me. Dave Richard also surprised me by joining the draft room.

So please continue to send in your emails (see below) about doing a mock draft with me on Thursday. It's a fun experience.

atlanta - Antonio
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Anderson, Derek QB CLE 2 24 A QB
Stewart, Jonathan RB CAR 4 48 A RB
Tomlinson, LaDainian RB SD 1 1 A RB
Engram, Bobby WR SEA 6 72 A WR
Smith, Steve WR CAR 3 25 A WR
Gates, Antonio TE SD 5 49 A TE
Crayton, Patrick WR DAL 8 96 A RB-WR
Gostkowski, Stephen K NE 9 97 A K
Vikings, DST DST MIN 7 73 A DST
Delhomme, Jake QB CAR 11 121 RS QB
Washington, Leon RB NYJ 12 144 RS RB
Bruce, Isaac WR SF 10 120 RS WR
Curry, Ronald WR OAK 13 145 RS WR
Pope, Leonard TE ARI 14 168 RS TE

Comment: Antonio has a great starting lineup here outside of Crayton as his flex option. His bench is a little weak, especially at RB, but he spent high picks on the best DST and one of the elite kickers.

barbaque you - Pete
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Romo, Tony QB DAL 2 13 A QB
Graham, Earnest RB TB 4 37 A RB
McGahee, Willis RB BAL 1 12 A RB
Evans, Lee WR BUF 6 61 A WR
Marshall, Brandon WR DEN 3 36 A WR
Crumpler, Alge TE TEN 10 109 A TE
Brown, Ronnie RB MIA 5 60 A RB-WR
Kaeding, Nate K SD 13 156 A K
Chargers, DST DST SD 7 84 A DST
Young, Vince QB TEN 14 157 RS QB
Brown, Reggie WR PHI 12 133 RS RB-WR
Cotchery, Jerricho WR NYJ 9 108 RS RB-WR
Curtis, Kevin WR PHI 8 85 RS RB-WR
Norwood, Jerious RB ATL 11 132 RS RB-WR

Comment: I don't like this team very much. Outside of Romo, there is no elite talent on the roster. Evans and Marshall are nice No. 2 options, but not elite receivers, and Crumpler is a No. 2 TE at best. This team would struggle to compete.

Clinched Last Place - Mark
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Manning, Eli QB NYG 9 106 A QB
McFadden, Darren RB OAK 4 39 A RB
Portis, Clinton RB WAS 1 10 A RB
Boldin, Anquan WR ARI 3 34 A WR
Edwards, Braylon WR CLE 2 15 A WR
Gonzalez, Tony TE KC 5 58 A TE
James, Edgerrin RB ARI 6 63 A RB-WR
Crosby, Mason K GB 14 159 A K
Eagles, DST DST PHI 13 154 A DST
Campbell, Jason QB WAS 11 130 RS QB
Johnson, Chris RB TEN 8 87 RS RB-WR
Peterson, Adrian RB CHI 12 135 RS RB-WR
White, Roddy WR ATL 7 82 RS RB-WR
Williams, Ricky RB MIA 10 111 RS RB-WR

Comment: This team could be interesting if Manning plays like he did in the playoffs last year. Portis, McFadden, Edge, Johnson, Peterson and Williams provide great depth at running back. And it's hard to match his starting receivers of Edwards and Boldin with White as a No. 3 option.

dallas - m
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Hasselbeck, Matt QB SEA 6 64 A QB
Barber, Marion RB DAL 2 16 A RB
Jacobs, Brandon RB NYG 3 33 A RB
Moss, Randy WR NE 1 9 A WR
Williams, Roy WR DET 4 40 A WR
Scheffler, Tony TE DEN 9 105 A TE
Harrison, Marvin WR IND 5 57 A RB-WR
Folk, Nick K DAL 12 136 A K
Patriots, DST DST NE 8 88 A DST
Kitna, Jon QB DET 14 160 RS QB
Gaffney, Jabar WR NE 13 153 RS WR
Shockey, Jeremy TE NYG 11 129 RS TE
Mendenhall, Rashard RB PIT 7 81 RS RB-WR
Porter, Jerry WR JAC 10 112 RS RB-WR

Comment: This is another team that should be highly competitive with a great starting lineup, especially if Harrison comes back to start the season as expected. Depth at RB is a concern, which could be a problem given Jacobs' running style and history, but otherwise this is a good draft.

Dave Richard - Dave
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Cutler, Jay QB DEN 10 119 A QB
Lewis, Jamal RB CLE 3 26 A RB
Peterson, Adrian RB MIN 1 2 A RB
Berrian, Bernard WR MIN 6 71 A WR
Johnson, Andre WR HOU 2 23 A WR
Witten, Jason TE DAL 4 47 A TE
Jones, Thomas RB NYJ 5 50 A RB-WR
Bironas, Rob K TEN 14 167 A K
Giants, DST DST NYG 12 143 A DST
Favre, Brett QB GB 11 122 RS QB
Driver, Donald WR GB 7 74 RS RB-WR
Gonzalez, Anthony WR IND 9 98 RS RB-WR
Jones, Felix RB DAL 8 95 RS RB-WR
Jordan, LaMont RB OAK 13 146 RS RB-WR

Comment: My co-worker here waited until Round 10 to get his QB, and Cutler could be boom or bust depending on what happens with Marshall. He took a gamble on Farve, so we'll see what happens there. He has great RB depth and got his "supersleeper" in Jordan, who may sign with the Lions.

Fleet of Godly Warriors - Jordan
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
McNabb, Donovan QB PHI 7 76 A QB
Jackson, Steven RB STL 1 4 A RB
Johnson, Larry RB KC 2 21 A RB
Jennings, Greg WR GB 4 45 A WR
Johnson, Chad WR CIN 3 28 A WR
Daniels, Owen TE HOU 9 100 A TE
Holmes, Santonio WR PIT 5 52 A RB-WR
Dawson, Phil K CLE 13 148 A K
Cowboys, DST DST DAL 8 93 A DST
Rivers, Philip QB SD 11 124 RS QB
Thomas, Pierre RB NO 14 165 RS RB
Brown, Chris RB HOU 10 117 RS RB-WR
Gage, Justin WR TEN 12 141 RS RB-WR
Parker, Willie RB PIT 6 69 RS RB-WR

Comment: I'm not a big fan of a WR as a flex option, so Willie Parker would make more sense than Holmes, but this team is tremendous. The fact Larry Johnson fell to late in Round 2 and Parker in Round 6 helped this owner a lot.

High Rollers - Jake
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Bulger, Marc QB STL 5 51 A QB
Bush, Reggie RB NO 4 46 A RB
Westbrook, Brian RB PHI 1 3 A RB
Colston, Marques WR NO 2 22 A WR
Houshmandzadeh, T.J. WR CIN 3 27 A WR
Heap, Todd TE BAL 8 94 A TE
Galloway, Joey WR TB 6 70 A RB-WR
Nedney, Joe K SF 14 166 A K
Steelers, DST DST PIT 9 99 A DST
Garrard, David QB JAC 10 118 RS QB
Olsen, Greg TE CHI 12 142 RS TE
Rice, Ray RB BAL 13 147 RS RB-WR
Taylor, Chester RB MIN 7 75 RS RB-WR
Jaguars, DST DST JAC 11 123 RS DST

Comment: This is another team I would be happy to use in any league, especially in PPR because of Westbrook and Bush. Colston and Housh are great receiving options, and Heap and Bulger should have bounce-back years. Depth at RB is only concern for me.

Jamey Eisenberg - Jamey
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Brady, Tom QB NE 1 7 A QB
Jones-Drew, Maurice RB JAC 3 31 A RB
Maroney, Laurence RB NE 4 42 A RB
Fitzgerald, Larry WR ARI 2 18 A WR
Ward, Hines WR PIT 6 66 A WR
Miller, Heath TE PIT 10 114 A TE
Young, Selvin RB DEN 5 55 A RB-WR
Longwell, Ryan K MIN 14 162 A K
Packers, DST DST GB 13 151 A DST
Burleson, Nate WR SEA 9 103 RS RB-WR
Jackson, Fred RB BUF 12 138 RS RB-WR
Johnson, Bryant WR SF 11 127 RS RB-WR
Smith, Kevin RB DET 7 79 RS RB-WR
Torain, Ryan RB DEN 8 90 RS RB-WR

Comment: I went a different route by drafting a QB and WR with my first two picks. It worked out that four RBs I like a lot in MJD, Maroney, Young and Smith were still available, and I was glad to get Torain also. Depth at WR could be a concern if Burleson falters, but I like Johnson as a sleeper this year. 

Philly - Jay
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Brees, Drew QB NO 2 19 A QB
Jones, Julius RB SEA 4 43 A RB
Lynch, Marshawn RB BUF 1 6 A RB
Burress, Plaxico WR NYG 3 30 A WR
Johnson, Calvin WR DET 5 54 A WR
Davis, Vernon TE SF 7 78 A TE
Forte, Matt RB CHI 6 67 A RB-WR
Graham, Shayne K CIN 13 150 A K
Seahawks, DST DST SEA 11 126 A DST
Russell, JaMarcus QB OAK 14 163 RS QB
Jackson, Vincent WR SD 10 115 RS RB-WR
McAllister, Deuce RB NO 8 91 RS RB-WR
Rhodes, Dominic RB IND 12 139 RS RB-WR
Stallworth, Donte' WR CLE 9 102 RS RB-WR

Comment: I like the collection of running backs with Lynch, Jones and Forte. Not sold on the starting receivers being elite, but they will definitely put up points. This is a team that should compete for a playoff spot.

The Boyz! - Diogo
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Palmer, Carson QB CIN 2 20 A QB
Gore, Frank RB SF 1 5 A RB
Turner, Michael RB ATL 4 44 A RB
Coles, Laveranues WR NYJ 6 68 A WR
Holt, Torry WR STL 3 29 A WR
Cooley, Chris TE WAS 5 53 A TE
Walker, Javon WR OAK 8 92 A RB-WR
Vinatieri, Adam K IND 9 101 A K
Bears, DST DST CHI 7 77 A DST
Rodgers, Aaron QB GB 11 125 RS QB
Dunn, Warrick RB TB 12 140 RS RB
Booker, Marty WR CHI 13 149 RS WR
Rice, Sidney WR MIN 10 116 RS WR
Smith, L.J. TE PHI 14 164 RS TE

Comment: Like most of the teams in this league, this one should be very competitive. There's a good core of stars with Palmer, Gore, Holt and Cooley. Only problem I have is counting on Walker as a flex. He's going to be a huge bust this year.

The Funk - Mark
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Roethlisberger, Ben QB PIT 4 41 A QB
Addai, Joseph RB IND 1 8 A RB
Grant, Ryan RB GB 3 32 A RB
Bowe, Dwayne WR KC 5 56 A WR
Owens, Terrell WR DAL 2 17 A WR
Clark, Dallas TE IND 6 65 A TE
Taylor, Fred RB JAC 7 80 A RB-WR
Brown, Josh K STL 13 152 A K
Titans, DST DST TEN 14 161 A DST
Bell, Tatum RB DET 11 128 RS RB-WR
Chambers, Chris WR SD 8 89 RS RB-WR
Charles, Jamaal RB KC 12 137 RS RB-WR
Fargas, Justin RB OAK 9 104 RS RB-WR
Hardy, James WR BUF 10 113 RS RB-WR

Comment: It worked out well that Addai fell to this owner at No. 8, and he made solid picks with his next five selections of T.O., Grant, Big Ben, Bowe and Clark. If Bell starts for the Lions and is successful, this team will be great.

Winehouse's Lungs - Chris
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Manning, Peyton QB IND 1 11 A QB
Johnson, Rudi RB CIN 4 38 A RB
White, LenDale RB TEN 5 59 A RB
Wayne, Reggie WR IND 2 14 A WR
Welker, Wes WR NE 3 35 A WR
Winslow, Kellen TE CLE 6 62 A TE
Williams, DeAngelo RB CAR 7 83 A RB-WR
Brown, Kris K HOU 14 158 A K
Colts, DST DST IND 10 110 A DST
Schaub, Matt QB HOU 12 134 RS QB
Green, Ahman RB HOU 9 107 RS RB-WR
Mason, Derrick WR BAL 11 131 RS RB-WR
Moss, Santana WR WAS 8 86 RS RB-WR
Watson, Kenny RB CIN 13 155 RS RB-WR

Comment: This owner is asking a lot from Johnson and White as starting running backs and Williams at flex. Not a bad move to go Manning and Wayne with his first two picks, although now he's stuck if both struggle. The mistake was taking Welker in Round 3 instead of a better starting RB.

Let's draft!

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Category: NFL
Posted on: July 9, 2008 5:36 pm
 

Fantasy Football history

Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be posting some of the best seasons in Fantasy Football history at quarterback, running back and wide receiver.

In looking at the top Fantasy seasons of all-time, we used a standard scoring system. That includes six points for all passing, rushing and receiving touchdowns, one point for 25 yards passing, one point for 10 yards rushing and receiving and minus-two points for interceptions and lost fumbles.

Feel free to comment if you ever drafted these players and how they helped you perform. The more interactive the conversation, the better it will be.

We'll start with quarterbacks with the No. 5 best passer of all time -- from a Fantasy perspective.

Steve Young
San Francisco 49ers

Year: 1998
Stats: 4,170 passing yards, 36 passing touchdowns, 12 interceptions, 454 rushing yards, six rushing touchdowns, six lost fumbles
Fantasy points: 428
Best game: Week 7 vs. Indianapolis, 10/18/1998 - 331 passing yards, two passing touchdowns, 60 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns
Comment: Young had an amazing receiving duo of Jerry Rice and Terrell Owens, who combined for 23 touchdowns. Young had seven games with at least three touchdown passes and seven games with at least 300 passing yards. Young also had an incredible Fantasy year in 1994. This was how Young should have ended his 15-year career instead of going out in 1999 with only three games played due to injury.
Following year: 446 passing yards, three passing touchdowns, four interceptions, 57 rushing yards, one lost fumble

Category: NFL
Posted on: July 9, 2008 11:08 am
Edited on: July 9, 2008 5:01 pm
 

Mock, mock, mock

Here is the latest mock draft I did this past Thursday.

Again, thanks to all who participated and will be doing it again this week and every week until the season starts. See below for more information.

This draft was very good and there are some great teams. You can check out the comments, and feel free to post your own.

a1 - andrew
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Palmer, Carson QB CIN 3 26 A QB
Peterson, Adrian RB MIN 1 2 A RB
Stewart, Jonathan RB CAR 4 47 A RB
Coles, Laveranues WR NYJ 6 71 A WR
Crayton, Patrick WR DAL 9 98 A WR
Fitzgerald, Larry WR ARI 2 23 A WR
Winslow, Kellen TE CLE 5 50 A TE
Rackers, Neil K ARI 13 146 A K
Jaguars, DST DST JAC 8 95 A DST
Russell, JaMarcus QB OAK 12 143 RS QB
Mendenhall, Rashard RB PIT 10 119 RS RB
Taylor, Chester RB MIN 7 74 RS RB
Williams, Ricky RB MIA 11 122 RS RB
Clayton, Mark WR BAL 14 167 RS WR

Comment: The receivers are a little weak outside of Fitzgerald, but he has some solid running back sleepers in Mendenhall and Williams and did well in backing up Peterson with Taylor.

Bearizona34 - Shane
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Cutler, Jay QB DEN 5 53 A QB
McGahee, Willis RB BAL 2 20 A RB
Turner, Michael RB ATL 4 44 A RB
Johnson, Chad WR CIN 3 29 A WR
Moss, Randy WR NE 1 5 A WR
White, Roddy WR ATL 7 77 A WR
Clark, Dallas TE IND 6 68 A TE
Vinatieri, Adam K IND 9 101 A K
Seahawks, DST DST SEA 8 92 A DST
Young, Vince QB TEN 11 125 RS QB
Jones, Felix RB DAL 13 149 RS RB
Williams, DeAngelo RB CAR 10 116 RS RB
Wilford, Ernest WR MIA 14 164 RS WR
Olsen, Greg TE CHI 12 140 RS TE

Comment: This team has solid starters at running back, receiver and tight end. Quarterback is shaky with Cutler and Young, and running back depth could be a problem.

BlacknGold - rob
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Garrard, David QB JAC 5 52 A QB
McFadden, Darren RB OAK 4 45 A RB
Westbrook, Brian RB PHI 1 4 A RB
Colston, Marques WR NO 2 21 A WR
Cotchery, Jerricho WR NYJ 6 69 A WR
Welker, Wes WR NE 3 28 A WR
Carlson, John TE SEA 12 141 A TE
Brown, Kris K HOU 13 148 A K
Giants, DST DST NYG 14 165 A DST
Schaub, Matt QB HOU 11 124 RS QB
Johnson, Chris RB TEN 8 93 RS RB
Taylor, Fred RB JAC 10 117 RS RB
Hardy, James WR BUF 9 100 RS WR
Stallworth, Donte' WR CLE 7 76 RS WR

Comment: Another team with solid starters at running back and receiver, but Carlson should not be a No. 1 TE even though he is a sleeper. Schaub will end up starting ahead of Garrard by the middle of the season.

Cowboys - Jim
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Hasselbeck, Matt QB SEA 7 80 A QB
Bush, Reggie RB NO 4 41 A RB
Grant, Ryan RB GB 3 32 A RB
Burleson, Nate WR SEA 10 113 A WR
Johnson, Andre WR HOU 2 17 A WR
Owens, Terrell WR DAL 1 8 A WR
Shockey, Jeremy TE NYG 8 89 A TE
Crosby, Mason K GB 11 128 A K
Patriots, DST DST NE 9 104 A DST
Garcia, Jeff QB TB 12 137 RS QB
Brown, Ronnie RB MIA 5 56 RS RB
Parker, Willie RB PIT 6 65 RS RB
Brown, Reggie WR PHI 13 152 RS WR
Miller, Zach TE OAK 14 161 RS TE

Comment: This team doesn't have a stud running back, but the depth is great with Bush, Grant, Brown and Parker. He should not have to worry about finding two good rushers if Brown and Parker return at 100 percent health. 

Falco - James
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Bulger, Marc QB STL 5 60 A QB
Jones, Thomas RB NYJ 6 61 A RB
Maroney, Laurence RB NE 3 36 A RB
Burress, Plaxico WR NYG 4 37 A WR
Edwards, Braylon WR CLE 1 12 A WR
Wayne, Reggie WR IND 2 13 A WR
Miller, Heath TE PIT 7 84 A TE
Bironas, Rob K TEN 10 109 A K
Titans, DST DST TEN 9 108 A DST
Leinart, Matt QB ARI 11 132 RS QB
Warner, Kurt QB ARI 12 133 RS QB
Young, Selvin RB DEN 8 85 RS RB
Gaffney, Jabar WR NE 14 157 RS WR
Ginn Jr., Ted WR MIA 13 156 RS WR

Comment: This is a great strategy to use if you think receivers can win you a Fantasy title with Edwards, Wayne and Burress in three of the first four picks. And with Maroney, Jones and Young, he has enough talent at RB to succeed. This is a team to watch in this league.

GAMETYME004 - Ben
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Anderson, Derek QB CLE 2 24 A QB
Jacobs, Brandon RB NYG 4 48 A RB
Tomlinson, LaDainian RB SD 1 1 A RB
Engram, Bobby WR SEA 6 72 A WR
Smith, Steve WR CAR 3 25 A WR
Walker, Javon WR OAK 8 96 A WR
Witten, Jason TE DAL 5 49 A TE
Gostkowski, Stephen K NE 9 97 A K
Vikings, DST DST MIN 7 73 A DST
Campbell, Jason QB WAS 10 120 RS QB
Green, Ahman RB HOU 11 121 RS RB
Mason, Derrick WR BAL 12 144 RS WR
Scheffler, Tony TE DEN 13 145 RS TE
Ravens, DST DST BAL 14 168 RS DST

Comment: This team could be competitive with studs at QB (Anderson), RB (LT and Jacobs), WR (Smith), TE (Witten), K (Gostkowski) and DST (Vikings). I also like Campbell as a No. 2 QB, and although I wouldn't recommend drafting two tight ends, getting Scheffler isn't bad.

Jamey Eisenberg - Jamey
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Manning, Peyton QB IND 1 7 A QB
Jones-Drew, Maurice RB JAC 3 31 A RB
Lynch, Marshawn RB BUF 2 18 A RB
Holmes, Santonio WR PIT 6 66 A WR
Jennings, Greg WR GB 5 55 A WR
Williams, Roy WR DET 4 42 A WR
Daniels, Owen TE HOU 10 114 A TE
Kaeding, Nate K SD 14 162 A K
Eagles, DST DST PHI 13 151 A DST
Forte, Matt RB CHI 7 79 RS RB
James, Edgerrin RB ARI 8 90 RS RB
White, LenDale RB TEN 9 103 RS RB
Jackson, Vincent WR SD 12 138 RS WR
Porter, Jerry WR JAC 11 127 RS WR

Comment: Went a different route for me by drafting Manning in the first round. Was surprised to still get great running backs in Lynch, MJD, James, White and Forte, especially the last three so late.  There's no stud receiver here but got three of the best second-tier receivers in Williams, Jennings and Holmes. And with Manning, I like the firepower of this lineup.


LT123 - Nick
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Romo, Tony QB DAL 2 15 A QB
Gore, Frank RB SF 1 10 A RB
Johnson, Rudi RB CIN 3 34 A RB
Harrison, Marvin WR IND 5 58 A WR
Johnson, Calvin WR DET 6 63 A WR
Moss, Santana WR WAS 8 87 A WR
Gates, Antonio TE SD 4 39 A TE
Graham, Shayne K CIN 9 106 A K
Steelers, DST DST PIT 7 82 A DST
Manning, Eli QB NYG 10 111 RS QB
Fargas, Justin RB OAK 11 130 RS RB
Bruce, Isaac WR SF 12 135 RS WR
Pope, Leonard TE ARI 13 154 RS TE
Packers, DST DST GB 14 159 RS DST

Comment: I don't like this team very much. There are great players in Romo, Gore, Rudi Johnson, Calvin Johnson and Gates, but there also are plenty of risks with Harrison, Rudi Johnson and Gates coming back from injury. And two DSTs? Don't ever do that.

niners electric - Frank
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Brady, Tom QB NE 1 3 A QB
Jones, Julius RB SEA 4 46 A RB
Portis, Clinton RB WAS 2 22 A RB
Berrian, Bernard WR MIN 7 75 A WR
Evans, Lee WR BUF 6 70 A WR
Houshmandzadeh, T.J. WR CIN 3 27 A WR
Cooley, Chris TE WAS 5 51 A TE
Scobee, Josh K JAC 14 166 A K
Cowboys, DST DST DAL 13 147 A DST
Kitna, Jon QB DET 11 123 RS QB
Smith, Kevin RB DET 8 94 RS RB
Wright, Jason RB CLE 10 118 RS RB
Gonzalez, Anthony WR IND 9 99 RS WR
Johnson, Bryant WR SF 12 142 RS WR

Comment: I like this team a lot by getting Brady and then following it up with Portis, Housh, Julius Jones, Cooley, Evans and Berrian. His best pick was getting Kevin Smith in Round 8. 

OJsLegionOfDomesticAbusers - Patton
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Brees, Drew QB NO 2 19 A QB
Graham, Earnest RB TB 4 43 A RB
Jackson, Steven RB STL 1 6 A RB
Curtis, Kevin WR PHI 8 91 A WR
Galloway, Joey WR TB 6 67 A WR
Holt, Torry WR STL 3 30 A WR
Gonzalez, Tony TE KC 5 54 A TE
Folk, Nick K DAL 9 102 A K
Bears, DST DST CHI 7 78 A DST
Rivers, Philip QB SD 10 115 RS QB
McAllister, Deuce RB NO 11 126 RS RB
Booker, Marty WR CHI 12 139 RS WR
Crumpler, Alge TE TEN 13 150 RS TE
Browns, DST DST CLE 14 163 RS DST

Comment: The combination of Brees, Jackson, Graham, Holt and Gonzalez is solid, but other than that, this team has too many questions. And two TE's and two DST's? No, no, no.

STEEL22 - Eric
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Roethlisberger, Ben QB PIT 3 33 A QB
Addai, Joseph RB IND 1 9 A RB
Barber, Marion RB DAL 2 16 A RB
Bowe, Dwayne WR KC 6 64 A WR
Chambers, Chris WR SD 8 88 A WR
Marshall, Brandon WR DEN 4 40 A WR
Heap, Todd TE BAL 5 57 A TE
Dawson, Phil K CLE 9 105 A K
Chargers, DST DST SD 7 81 A DST
Rodgers, Aaron QB GB 10 112 RS QB
Norwood, Jerious RB ATL 11 129 RS RB
Curry, Ronald WR OAK 12 136 RS WR
Smith, L.J. TE PHI 13 153 RS TE
Bills, DST DST BUF 14 160 RS DST

Comment: This team could be great if the receivers and tight end hold up. Addai and Barber in the first two rounds are ridiculous.

Top - Bo
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
McNabb, Donovan QB PHI 3 35 A QB
Johnson, Larry RB KC 1 11 A RB
Lewis, Jamal RB CLE 2 14 A RB
Boldin, Anquan WR ARI 4 38 A WR
Driver, Donald WR GB 8 86 A WR
Ward, Hines WR PIT 6 62 A WR
Davis, Vernon TE SF 5 59 A TE
Brown, Josh K STL 9 107 A K
Colts, DST DST IND 7 83 A DST
Delhomme, Jake QB CAR 10 110 RS QB
Peterson, Adrian RB CHI 11 131 RS RB
Rice, Sidney WR MIN 12 134 RS WR
Watson, Benjamin TE NE 13 155 RS TE
Buccaneers, DST DST TB 14 158 RS DST

Comment: This owner likes veterans with McNabb, Johnson, Lewis, Driver and Ward. There are too many injury risks with this team.

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 Jamey' in the subject line. I draft Thursday afternoons between now and September. Let me know what time you want to draft, and I will try to accomodate as many requests as possible.

Category: NFL
Posted on: June 26, 2008 3:25 pm
 

Mock Draft Thursday's

I did my second "Mock Draft Thursday" with random users today, and it was another fun draft.

There was one owner who followed a rule we definitely advise against, and that's drafting players from your own team. As you'll see below, AFC WEST ALL DAY - LaBradford took too many players from his Raiders, including RB Darren McFadden first overall. But he was happy with his team, so who knows.

I found most of the owners to be well informed, and here is an example of some of the dialogue in the chat room:

Jamey - LaBradford, what is your reason for McFadden so high? ... not trying to rip on you, just want to get your thoughts
LaBradford - HE'S PLAYING ON MY FAVORITE TEAM AND WE ARE GONNA BE A BEAST THIS YEAR.

Richie - jamey what do u think about Jake Delhomme?
Richie - is he a starter?
Jamey - if he comes back healthy from the elbow, he will be great ... not yet, but a No. 2 Fantasy QB for now
Tom - assuming brady, manning, romo, and brees are the top 4 QB's, who's 5th?
Jamey - Derek Anderson
anthony - oh what about big ben
Devin - Jamey how do you feel about Matt Schaub
Jamey - i think Big Ben is solid, but he won't get 30-plus TDs again
Jamey - Schaub has the chance to be a stud if he can stay healthy
Jamey - but draft Schaub as a No. 2
anthony - andre staying healthy you mean
Jamey - well that too

Robert - who is going to be the break out wr this year?
Jamey - the breakout WR? i think if i had to pick one guy, i'd look at Calvin Johnson
Robert - why him?...he has a suspect QB on the other end and williams in front of him
Tom - i would have thought holmes
Jamey - agreed, but the talent level is so high ... i also like Bryant Johnson in SF with Martz now
Jamey - Holmes is already a starting WR in most leagues

Here are the rosters and comments:

AFC WEST ALL DAY - LaBradford
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Russell, JaMarcus QB OAK 7 73 A QB
Jones, Felix RB DAL 6 72 A RB
McFadden, Darren RB OAK 1 1 A RB
Johnson, Calvin WR DET 2 24 A WR
Stallworth, Donte' WR CLE 3 25 A WR
Gonzalez, Tony TE KC 5 49 A TE
Hester, Devin WR CHI 4 48 A RB-WR
Janikowski, Sebastian K OAK 14 168 A K
Raiders, DST DST OAK 13 145 A DST
Smith, Troy QB BAL 11 121 RS QB
Young, Vince QB TEN 10 120 RS QB
Crumpler, Alge TE TEN 12 144 RS TE
Driver, Donald WR GB 8 96 RS RB-WR
Dunn, Warrick RB TB 9 97 RS RB-WR

Comment: This team is terrible on paper, although you never know what could happen during a season. But outside of McFadden, Johnson, Stallworth, Driver, Young and Gonzalez, most of his team will go undrafted in the majority of leagues.

ajchicken - Andrew
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Bulger, Marc QB STL 7 76 A QB
Grant, Ryan RB GB 2 21 A RB
Westbrook, Brian RB PHI 1 4 A RB
Smith, Steve WR CAR 3 28 A WR
Williams, Roy WR DET 4 45 A WR
Miller, Heath TE PIT 10 117 A TE
Harrison, Marvin WR IND 5 52 A RB-WR
Scobee, Josh K JAC 14 165 A K
Seahawks, DST DST SEA 13 148 A DST
Curry, Ronald WR OAK 12 141 RS RB-WR
Fargas, Justin RB OAK 11 124 RS RB-WR
Gonzalez, Anthony WR IND 8 93 RS RB-WR
Norwood, Jerious RB ATL 9 100 RS RB-WR
Taylor, Fred RB JAC 6 69 RS RB-WR

Comment: This is a solid team at running back and receiver. If Harrison returns to form and Fargas can outplay McFadden, then this team could compete for a Fantasy tite.

blitzkings - Robert
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Roethlisberger, Ben QB PIT 5 50 A QB
Jones-Drew, Maurice RB JAC 2 23 A RB
Peterson, Adrian RB MIN 1 2 A RB
Colston, Marques WR NO 3 26 A WR
Porter, Jerry WR JAC 9 98 A WR
Clark, Dallas TE IND 6 71 A TE
Parker, Willie RB PIT 4 47 A RB-WR
Gostkowski, Stephen K NE 8 95 A K
Vikings, DST DST MIN 7 74 A DST
Jackson, Tarvaris QB MIN 12 143 RS QB
Bennett, Drew WR STL 13 146 RS WR
Bruce, Isaac WR SF 11 122 RS WR
Mason, Derrick WR BAL 10 119 RS WR
Ravens, DST DST BAL 14 167 RS DST

Comment: I love the running backs with Peterson, MJD and Parker as the Top 3. Probably should have taken one more instead of Mason, Bruce or Bennett, and Jackson is a terrible No. 2 QB. This is a very solid squad.

Free Nachos - Josh
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Anderson, Derek QB CLE 3 33 A QB
McGahee, Willis RB BAL 1 9 A RB
Portis, Clinton RB WAS 2 16 A RB
Burress, Plaxico WR NYG 4 40 A WR
Jennings, Greg WR GB 5 57 A WR
Scheffler, Tony TE DEN 12 136 A TE
Smith, Kevin RB DET 6 64 A RB-WR
Kaeding, Nate K SD 14 160 A K
Chargers, DST DST SD 7 81 A DST
Campbell, Jason QB WAS 13 153 RS QB
Booker, Marty WR CHI 11 129 RS RB-WR
Burleson, Nate WR SEA 9 105 RS RB-WR
McAllister, Deuce RB NO 8 88 RS RB-WR
Williams, DeAngelo RB CAR 10 112 RS RB-WR

Comment: This is a great example of how to draft at the end of the first round and get quality players at every spot. There are no dynamic scorers on this team, but it is a definite Fantasy playoff team with good balance.

GoodFellas - Richie
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Cutler, Jay QB DEN 8 90 A QB
Gore, Frank RB SF 1 7 A RB
Graham, Earnest RB TB 3 31 A RB
Marshall, Brandon WR DEN 4 42 A WR
Owens, Terrell WR DAL 2 18 A WR
Winslow, Kellen TE CLE 6 66 A TE
Brown, Ronnie RB MIA 5 55 A RB-WR
Bironas, Rob K TEN 13 151 A K
Patriots, DST DST NE 12 138 A DST
Delhomme, Jake QB CAR 10 114 RS QB
Foster, DeShaun RB SF 14 162 RS RB
Brown, Chris RB HOU 11 127 RS RB-WR
Green, Ahman RB HOU 9 103 RS RB-WR
Moss, Santana WR WAS 7 79 RS RB-WR

Comment: Delhomme will likely start ahead of Cutler by the end of the season, but QB might be the only flaw with this team. Ronnie Brown is a great No. 3 RB, and he also has the Houston RB tandem on his bench. Owens, Marshall and Moss are a great trio, but another RB is needed for depth.

hermen - anthony
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Hasselbeck, Matt QB SEA 7 82 A QB
Barber, Marion RB DAL 1 10 A RB
James, Edgerrin RB ARI 5 58 A RB
Moss, Randy WR NE 2 15 A WR
Welker, Wes WR NE 4 39 A WR
Witten, Jason TE DAL 3 34 A TE
Jacobs, Brandon RB NYG 6 63 A RB-WR
Folk, Nick K DAL 11 130 A K
Packers, DST DST GB 12 135 A DST
Rodgers, Aaron QB GB 9 106 RS QB
Hardy, James WR BUF 13 154 RS WR
Lee, Donald TE GB 14 159 RS TE
Brown, Reggie WR PHI 10 111 RS RB-WR
Chambers, Chris WR SD 8 87 RS RB-WR

Comment: If Hasselbeck can deal with his mediocre receivers then this team is tremendous. I wouldn't recommend drafting two receivers from the same team with Moss and Welker, but when it's the Patriots, it's a good exception to the rule. Great job drafting here.

isles - bill
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Manning, Peyton QB IND 1 12 A QB
Forte, Matt RB CHI 5 60 A RB
Maroney, Laurence RB NE 4 37 A RB
Boldin, Anquan WR ARI 3 36 A WR
Wayne, Reggie WR IND 2 13 A WR
Shockey, Jeremy TE NYG 11 132 A TE
Bowe, Dwayne WR KC 6 61 A RB-WR
Crosby, Mason K GB 14 157 A K
Jaguars, DST DST JAC 10 109 A DST
Manning, Eli QB NYG 9 108 RS QB
Berrian, Bernard WR MIN 8 85 RS RB-WR
Duckett, T.J. RB SEA 13 156 RS RB-WR
Mendenhall, Rashard RB PIT 7 84 RS RB-WR
Rice, Ray RB BAL 12 133 RS RB-WR

Comment: There are some questions at RB with no proven star, but if Maroney and Forte live up to expectations, this team will be solid. Bill might as well be "Archie" since he drafted both Mannings.

Jagermeisters - Devin
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Brady, Tom QB NE 1 6 A QB
Lewis, Jamal RB CLE 3 30 A RB
Stewart, Jonathan RB CAR 4 43 A RB
Coles, Laveranues WR NYJ 6 67 A WR
Edwards, Braylon WR CLE 2 19 A WR
Cooley, Chris TE WAS 5 54 A TE
Engram, Bobby WR SEA 7 78 A RB-WR
Graham, Shayne K CIN 13 150 A K
Steelers, DST DST PIT 12 139 A DST
Garrard, David QB JAC 8 91 RS QB
Washington, Leon RB NYJ 14 163 RS RB
Crayton, Patrick WR DAL 9 102 RS RB-WR
Peterson, Adrian RB CHI 11 126 RS RB-WR
Taylor, Chester RB MIN 10 115 RS RB-WR

Comment: This owner did a great job getting solid running backs after using his first two picks on Brady and Edwards. It's a risky move, but he got a quality veteran in Lewis and a great rookie in Stewart. He also got lucky with good bench players in Taylor and Peterson.

Jamey Eisenberg - Jamey
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
McNabb, Donovan QB PHI 8 92 A QB
Bush, Reggie RB NO 4 44 A RB
Jackson, Steven RB STL 1 5 A RB
Fitzgerald, Larry WR ARI 2 20 A WR
Houshmandzadeh, T.J. WR CIN 3 29 A WR
Heap, Todd TE BAL 9 101 A TE
Turner, Michael RB ATL 5 53 A RB-WR
Brown, Josh K STL 13 149 A K
Eagles, DST DST PHI 14 164 A DST
Rivers, Philip QB SD 11 125 RS QB
Evans, Lee WR BUF 7 77 RS RB-WR
Gaffney, Jabar WR NE 12 140 RS RB-WR
Johnson, Bryant WR SF 10 116 RS RB-WR
White, LenDale RB TEN 6 68 RS RB-WR

Comment: I was pleased with this team because of the collection of running backs in Jackson, Bush, Turner and White. Getting depth like that is important, and finding four potential studs is hard to do. I would take this team in any league.

rv - Rob
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Romo, Tony QB DAL 2 14 A QB
Jones, Julius RB SEA 4 38 A RB
Lynch, Marshawn RB BUF 1 11 A RB
Holt, Torry WR STL 3 35 A WR
Ward, Hines WR PIT 6 62 A WR
Gates, Antonio TE SD 5 59 A TE
Galloway, Joey WR TB 8 86 A RB-WR
Dawson, Phil K CLE 9 107 A K
Bears, DST DST CHI 7 83 A DST
Garcia, Jeff QB TB 11 131 RS QB
Bell, Tatum RB DET 12 134 RS RB
Rice, Sidney WR MIN 13 155 RS WR
Walker, Javon WR OAK 10 110 RS WR
Daniels, Owen TE HOU 14 158 RS TE

Comment: This was the only team that was on auto pilot, and you can see it's balanced. It's hard to find a flaw with the starters, but there's no depth at running back.

Team Destin - Chris
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Brees, Drew QB NO 3 27 A QB
Jones, Thomas RB NYJ 4 46 A RB
Tomlinson, LaDainian RB SD 1 3 A RB
Johnson, Andre WR HOU 2 22 A WR
White, Roddy WR ATL 6 70 A WR
Davis, Vernon TE SF 7 75 A TE
Johnson, Rudi RB CIN 5 51 A RB-WR
Vinatieri, Adam K IND 12 142 A K
Jets, DST DST NYJ 13 147 A DST
Schaub, Matt QB HOU 8 94 RS QB
Clayton, Mark WR BAL 14 166 RS WR
Smith, L.J. TE PHI 11 123 RS TE
Jackson, Vincent WR SD 9 99 RS RB-WR
Johnson, Chris RB TEN 10 118 RS RB-WR

Comment: I like this team a lot with three great running backs, two great quarterbacks and a solid collection of wide receivers. This team should be a contender.

twisted torpedo - Tom
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Palmer, Carson QB CIN 4 41 A QB
Addai, Joseph RB IND 1 8 A RB
Johnson, Larry RB KC 2 17 A RB
Holmes, Santonio WR PIT 5 56 A WR
Johnson, Chad WR CIN 3 32 A WR
Olsen, Greg TE CHI 13 152 A TE
Young, Selvin RB DEN 6 65 A RB-WR
Rackers, Neil K ARI 14 161 A K
Cowboys, DST DST DAL 11 128 A DST
Cotchery, Jerricho WR NYJ 8 89 RS RB-WR
Curtis, Kevin WR PHI 7 80 RS RB-WR
Torain, Ryan RB DEN 10 113 RS RB-WR
Ward, Derrick RB NYG 12 137 RS RB-WR
Williams, Ricky RB MIA 9 104 RS RB-WR

Comment: Another team with great running backs in Addai, Johnson and Young, and he backed up Young with Torain. The receivers are also good, but he will struggle on weeks when Palmer doesn't play well. That means Chad Johnson will hurt him also.

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