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  • Brandon 11:58 am on September 8, 2009 Permalink
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    Brandon's 2009 teams 

    This past weekend Matt and I had both of the drafts for our main fantasy football leagues, the League of Champions (12 team, re-draft, non-PPR) and our keeper league (12 team, 0.5 PPR.) I wanted to share the two teams I ended up with along with some commentary on where I felt good about my picks and where I may have slipped up a bit, so here you go. (More …)

     
  • Matt 10:26 am on September 8, 2009 Permalink  

    My '09 teams 

    Now that I’ve intentionally scaled back to participating in just two leagues this season in order to recapture the joy, my teams in those two leagues will be the focus of some intense obsession for the next few months. Here’s how they came out: (More …)

     
    • Jason 11:27 am on September 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      How many teams are in these leagues?

    • Dan 11:28 am on September 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      A big reason for why things fell into place the way they did for the keeper draft was because of who was already off the board as a result of keepers. I was the one who took Braylon before Brady, but I really couldn’t have taken him there because:

      1) I took a RB with the 3rd overall pick, giving me 3 pretty damned good ones (Turner, Jacobs, and LaDanian)
      2) My 3rd round pick was taken up by the Jacobs keeper pick, so if I didn’t take a WR there, I wouldn’t get one until the 4th round
      3) A large percentage of the keepers were WRs, so there wouldn’t be much left by the end of the 4th round, when my pick came up again
      4) I already had a QB keeper in Philip Rivers, so I really didn’t need another high-end QB

      So while it looks like a bad pick on the surface, it’s more understandable when you consider the other factors. You could argue that I would’ve been better off taking a receiver OTHER than Braylon though. Other options were Roy Williams and Chad Ochocinco, who I’d rather have in retrospect. I had to switch gears quickly when the guy I wanted, Houshmanzadeh, went off the board the pick before mine and I panicked a bit. Lesson to be learned there is assume the guy(s) you’re targeting will be gone before your pick and have another one ready to go.

      I still liked the Brady pick where you took him though, definitely great value there.

      • Matt 11:45 am on September 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, it’s not that you took a WR, it’s which one you took. Maybe you know something the rest of the world doesn’t about Edwards? Brandon’s got him at #20 on his WR cheat sheet, and he’s not the only one who’s so low on him… the Sportsline guys have him at #29 and #22 on their WR lists, Funston’s got him at #58 overall… and so on.

        I guess you’ve got a hunch about him having a big year, and it’s always possible that a guy with his talent will re-emerge as a star, but the Browns offense has a lot of question marks, and Edwards has a pesky habit of dropping footballs that are thrown to him. T.O., Roy Williams, and Ochocinco were all still out there…

        • Dan 12:22 pm on September 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Can’t disagree with you completely there. If I could do that pick again, I would probably take Ochocinco there. I’m not big on T.O. this year; I’ve been avoiding him on all my teams, so I probably still wouldn’t take him there. I don’t mind Roy Williams this year, but I like Ochocinco better.

          That being said, if Edwards were to get his drop situation under control, that could make a big difference for his numbers. That was the logic I was going through when I picked him – he couldn’t possibly have all those drops again, could he? It might pan out, but I think I’m probably going to get burned by that pick.

          The main reason for the response was to more highlight that there were reasons other than just plain ineptitude why Brady fell, not really to defend my pick, which I didn’t like. I had to take a WR there either way, and I’m guessing there might have been other people in similar situations.

        • Matt 12:37 pm on September 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Moral of the story: I got pretty damn lucky to get Brady with the 23rd pick. Now watch him get killed week 1, which is of course every opponent’s plan this season…

        • Brandon 1:09 pm on September 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          How dare you mention such a thing! Brady will be healthy all season and will be holding the Superbowl trophy on two healthy legs when the season ends.

        • Matt 4:13 pm on October 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      • Brandon 1:10 pm on September 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Sounds like you have a lot of excuses lined up Dan for when my team runs away with the championship this year!

        • Dan 5:42 pm on September 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Hah, don’t you worry, I was able to make up for that mistake just fine later in the draft. My team can more than handle whooping you and your 3 TEs!

        • Brandon 8:45 am on September 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          At least you hope it can…

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