Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fantasy Football Draft Results

I had a fantasy football draft last night, in a fairly competitive league that I won last year, and here's how I came out round-by-round.

1st Round, #7 overall-Chris Johnson, RB, Tennessee Titans
2nd Round, #18 overall-Steve Slaton, RB, Houston Texans
3rd Round, #31 overall-Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans Saints
4th Round, #42 overall-Dwayne Bowe, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
5th Round, #55 overall-Chris Wells, RB, Arizona Cardinals
6th Round, #66 overall-Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys
7th Round, #79 overall-Santonio Holmes, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
8th Round, #90 overall-Leon Washington, RB, New York Jets
9th Round, #103 overall-Owen Daniels, TE, Houston Texans
10th Round, #114 overall-Carson Palmer, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
11th Round, #127 overall-Fred Jackson, RB, Buffalo Bills
12th Round, #138 overall-Earl Bennett, WR, Chicago Bears
13th Round, #151 overall-Rob Bironas, K, Tennessee Titans
14th Round, #162 overall-Steve Smith, WR, New York Giants

I like my depth at RB and to a lesser extent I like my WR depth. Palmer's status is in doubt for Week 1 due to an ankle issue, but 10th round felt like a value if he is healthy. Jackson is dealing with a wrist issue, but is expected to be ready for Week 1 (I hope) and will start the first three games of the season in place of the suspended Marshawn Lynch.

All in all, I think I did ok. Chris Johnson in the first round is a boom-or-bust pick in my opinion.

Please post any feedback in the comments, I look forward to hearing how other people think I did.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Benchwarmer Baseball Experts League-Standings Update

I haven't done this for awhile, but I will give a standings' update for the fantasy baseball expert's league I'm in on Benchwarmer Baseball (http://www.benchwarmerbaseball.net/)

We have completed 111 games of our head-to-head format 150-game season. I currently have a 64-47 record, good for second place (three games out of first) in the "Blogs" Division. That mark is also good enough to be part of a three-way tie for the fourth best record in the league.

Leading my team to success on the offensive side this season are San Diego Padres 1B Adrian Gonzalez, Toronto Blue Jays 2B Aaron Hill, Colorado Rockies OF Brad Hawpe, New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez and Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman.

Leading my pitching staff is Derek Lowe of the Atlanta Braves, Brian Fuentes and John Lackey of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim along with Joe Blanton of the Philadelphia Phillies and Fernando Rodney of the Detroit Tigers.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Check Out Pro Fantasy Sports.com!

I am now contributing NFL updates (with a fantasy football angle) to a website called Pro Fantasy Sports (http://www.profantasysports.com/). The site covers all sports, so do take a look at it.

Notes: My updates on Pro Fantasy Sports also appear on Sports Buff (http://www.sportsbuff.com)

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