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Running 2009 Fantasy Football Thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by greenlantern, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. greenlantern

    greenlantern Guest

    Between the AP's rankings and my team-by-team analysis I'm doing for our paper, I thought I'd go ahead and start this eventual thread. I guess I'll start things off by asking who you think the top pick should be this year. I narrowed it down between Adrian Peterson and Michael Turner. I have to go with Turner just because Atlanta can keep defenses honest with their passing game, something Minnesota doesn't have. That and Peterson is injury-prone.
  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Michael Turner, or AP, if you are into guys who collapse down the stretch.

    I think Forte and Kevin Smith will also be great running backs this year and we might see a huge dropoff for some first round staples; Steven Jackson, Brian Westbrook and LaDanian Tomlinson.
  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I've got Westbrook as a first-round keeper in my league, and if Tomlinson is there at the top of the second round I'll be shocked. I'll also be happy to roll the dice and pair them up in my backfield. I don't see those two falling that far. Not yet.
  4. greenlantern

    greenlantern Guest

    This should be a busy year for me. Along with the analysis and possibly a weekly column, I've already been invited to three leagues and may be in another. Thank God I'm not in any private baseball leagues.

    YGBFKM Guest


    YGBFKM Guest

    Was bored on my day off, so I decided to do a mock draft for the first time.

    Here's what I got in a 12-team league (5th overall pick; snake draft)
    QB: Rodgers, Hasselbeck
    RB: C. Johnson, Stewart, F. Jones, Betts
    WR: Jennings, Houshmandzadeh, Holmes, Hester, (The other) S. Smith, Clayton
    TE: Boss, Carlson
    D/ST: Redskins
    K: Gostkowski

    Played a couple of hunches, including taking Rodgers over Manning.
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    No Cutler?

    YGBFKM Guest

    He went too high (in the 60s). I would have taken him a round or two later.
  9. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

    I almost choked on my Mt. Dew when I saw you drafted a Steeler. C'mon, man, you're better than that!
  10. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Imagine my surprise in the second mock draft I did when I lost track of time and autodraft picked Hines Ward for me.
  11. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    OK, here's the second mock draft (10 teams, 9th pick):
    QB Brees, Hasselbeck
    RB Grant, White, Bush, Brown, Norwood
    WR Fitzgerald, Colston, Houshmandzadeh, Hester, Ward (stupid autodraft)
    TE Olsen, Bennett
    D/ST Bears
    K Gould
  12. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    In a PPR league, Maurice Jones-Drew is the clear No. 1 overall pick.

    And in traditional leagues, he's a pretty solid No. 2, based on the national average of drafts/mock drafts.
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