The legendary Paul Charchian was kind enough to do a mock draft with 11 ordinary fantasy football players (myself included).  We are greatful at the opportunity to both learn from Charch as well as bragging rights with our friends because we were able to do a mock draft with a fantasy football icon.  Here are the guidelines.

Round 11
Jon – Nick Folk
I’m guessing Dallas will score a lot of points this year.
Previous Picks:  LT, Andre Johnson, Torry Holt, Greg Jennings, Michael Turner, San Diego DEF, Matt Hasselbeck, Donte Stallworth, Justin Fargas, Sidney Rice

Tom – Nate Kaeding
Previous Picks:  Adrian Peterson, Willis McGahee, Chad Johnson, Jeremy Shockey, Calvin Johnson, Brett Favre, Bernard Berrian, Deuce McAllister, Aaron Rodgers, BAL DEF

David – Robert Meachem
Previous Picks:  Brian Westbrook, Drew Brees, Plaxico Burress, Darren McFadden, Dwayne Bowe, LenDale White, Anthony Gonzalez, Heath Miller, Jay Cutler, Ronald Curry

Awesome - Ted Ginn, Jr.
Previous Picks:  Randy Moss, Marques Colston, Steve Smith, Ronnie Brown, Thomas Jones, Donovan McNabb, Julius Jones, Marc Bulger, NE DEF, Randy McMichael

Jason – David Garrard
Previous Picks:  Steven Jackson, Peyton Manning, Laurence Maroney, Chris Cooley, Santana Moss, Donald Driver, Joey Galloway, Ahman Green, Darrell Jackson, Vincent Jackson

Luis – Adam Vinatieri
Previous Picks:  Marion Barber, Tony Romo, Wes Welker, Tony Gonzalez, Edge, Earnest Graham, Laveranues Coles, DAL DEF, Devin Hester, Matt Schaub

Ryan (Me) – Matt Leinart
This is more of a value pick than anything else.  With two excellent WRs the starting QB of the Cardinals has the potential to be a top ten fantasy QB.  I think Matt will finally take the leap this year and prove he’s a capable QB.  This is a low risk pick since I have Carson Palmer tabbed to be my starter.
Previous Picks:  Joseph Addai, Braylon Edwards, Jamal Lewis, Carson Palmer, Brandon Marshall, Jerricho Cotchery, Selvin Young, Nate Burleson, Felix Jones, Vernon Davis

Dan – Derrick Mason
Previous Picks:  Frank Gore, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Ryan Grant, Kellen Winslow, Lee Evans, Derek Anderson, Fred Taylor, Jerry Porter, DeAngelo Williams, Stephen Gostkowski

Jase – Jason Campbell
Previous Picks:  Tom Brady, Maurice Jones-Drew, Willie Parker, Santonio Holmes, Marvin Harrison, Kevin Smith, Javon Walker, Owen Daniels, Kevin Curtis, Chris Johnson

Paul Charchian - Jake Delhomme
Previous Picks:  Reggie Wayne, Larry Fitzgerald, Jason Witten, Brandon Jacobs, Chris Chambers, Jonathan Stewart, Matt Forte, Hines Ward, Eli Manning, Rashard Mendenhall

Captain Fantastic - Jerious Norwood
Previous Picks:  Larry Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, Antonio Gates, Roy Williams, Big Ben, Roddy White,  Chester Taylor, MN DEF, Patrick Crayton, D.J. Hackett

Joe – Mark Clayton
Previous Picks:  Clinton Portis, T.O., Reggie Bush, Anquan Boldin, Rudi Johnson, Dallas Clark, Reggie Brown, Philip Rivers, Todd Heap, Jon Kitna

Feel free to leave a comment (pro or con) about the picks.

Thanks to everybody, especially our Expert Paul Charchian, for participating in this.

Past Rounds:

Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
Round 6
Round 7
Round 8
Round 9
Round 10

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You’ve seen the Sleepers.  Now it’s time to explore the players who I feel will be disappointments to fantasy football owners.  Here are the Wide Receivers I’d avoid.

Anquan Boldin – Boldin isn’t happy about his contract.  He has also had a hamsting issues thus far.  That’s a recipe for disaster in my book. 

Santana Moss – The Redskins brought in a couple of high-profile rookie WRs in Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly.  I wouldn’t be too keen on that if I were a Santana Moss owner.

Javon Walker – He nearly retired.  Extreme Buyer Beware!

Derrick Mason – There is no way he can match last season numbers.  No way.

Greg Jennings – No way do I see him coming close to matching 2007 production with Aaron Rodgers instead of Brett Favre.

Reggie Williams – He won’t come close to 10 TDs like he had last year.  Look elsewhere.

The legendary Paul Charchian was kind enough to do a mock draft with 11 ordinary fantasy football players (myself included).  We are greatful at the opportunity to both learn from Charch as well as bragging rights with our friends because we were able to do a mock draft with a fantasy football icon.  Here are the guidelines.

Round 10
Joe – Jon Kitna
Previous Picks:  Clinton Portis, T.O., Reggie Bush, Anquan Boldin, Rudi Johnson, Dallas Clark, Reggie Brown, Philip Rivers, Todd Heap

Captain Fantastic - D.J. Hackett
Previous Picks:  Larry Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, Antonio Gates, Roy Williams, Ben Roethlisberger, Roddy White, Chester Taylor, MN DEF, Patrick Crayton

Paul Charchian - Rashard Mendenhall
Previous Picks:  Reggie Wayne, Larry Fitzgerald, Jason Witten, Brandon Jacobs, Chris Chambers, Jonathan Stewart, Matt Forte, Hines Ward, Eli Manning

Jase – Chris Johnson
Paul got me again!
Previous Picks:  Tom Brady, Maurice Jones-Drew, Willie Parker, Santonio Holmes, Marvin Harrison, Kevin Smith, Javon Walker, Owen Daniels, Kevin Curtis

Dan - Stephen Gostkowski
Gotta take a kicker sooner or later. And we all know NE will put up points.
Previous Picks:  Frank Gore, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Ryan Grant, Kellen Winslow, Lee Evans, Derek Anderson, Fred Taylor, Jerry Porter, DeAngelo Williams

Ryan (Me) – Vernon Davis
I decided it was time to break down and get a Tight End.  Davis is a physical marvel that could come into his own in his third season, especially under the tutelage of the Mad Scientist Mike Martz.
Previous Picks:  Joseph Addai, Braylon Edwards, Jamal Lewis, Carson Palmer, Brandon Marshall, Jerricho Cotchery, Selvin Young, Nate Burleson, Felix Jones

Luis – Matt Schaub
Love the davis pick… He was my selection. Bastard!  I’ll take Matt Schaub
Previous Picks:  Marion Barber III, Tony Romo, Wes Welker, Tony Gonzalez, Edgerrin James, Earnest Graham, Laveranues Coles, DAL DEF, Devin Hester

Jason - Vincent Jackson
Previous Picks:  Steven Jackson, Peyton Manning, Laurence Maroney, Chris Cooley, Santana Moss, Donald Driver, Joey Galloway, Ahman Green, Darrell Jackson

Awesome - Randy McMichael
I think the upside on McMichael in this offense, that still has a top 10 WR, a potentially sneaky top 20 WR (maybe, maybe not), a top 5 RB, and a good QB (when healthy), along with a horrible defense, means McMichael will at least get the yardage, and more than likely some garbage TDs. Last year was an “off” year for the Rams, but for some reason, everyone is trigger happy and more than willing to  say “Fork it. They’re done.” Well, guess what? They probably aren’t done.  McMichael will be in the top 5 of TEs. Everyone will be surprised but me.
Previous Picks:  Randy Moss, Marques Colston, Steve Smith, Ronnie Brown, Thomas Jones, Donovan McNabb, Julius Jones, Marc Bulger, NE DEF

David – Ronald Curry
Previous Picks:  Brian Westbrook, Drew Brees, Plaxico Burress, Darren McFadden, Dwayne Bowe, LenDale White, Anthony Gonzalez, Heath Miller, Jay Cutler

Tom – Baltimore Defense
Previous Picks:  Adrian Peterson, Willis McGahee, Chad Johnson, Jeremy Shockey, Calvin Johnson, Brett Favre, Bernard Berrian, Deuce McAllister, Aaron Rodgers

Jon – Sidney Rice
Previous Picks:  LaDainian Tomlinson, Andre Johnson, Torry Holt, Greg Jennings, Michael Turner, SD DEF, Matt Hasselbeck, Donte Stallworth, Justin Fargas

Past Rounds:
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
Round 6
Round 7
Round 8
Round 9

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The legendary Paul Charchian was kind enough to do a mock draft with 11 ordinary fantasy football players (myself included).  We are greatful at the opportunity to both learn from Charch as well as bragging rights with our friends because we were able to do a mock draft with a fantasy football icon.  Here are the guidelines.

Round 9
Jon – Justin Fargas
Has been a decent back despite Oakland’s offensive woes, and could steal goal line carries from D-Mac.
Previous Picks:  LT, Andre Johnson, Torry Holt, Greg Jennings, Michael Turner, San Diego DEF, Matt Hasselbeck, Donte Stallworth

Tom – Aaron Rodgers
Previous Picks:  Adrian Peterson, Willis McGahee, Chad Johnson, Jeremy Shockey, Calvin Johnson, Brett Favre, Bernard Berrian, Deuce McAllister

David – Jay Cutler
Previous Picks:  Brian Westbrook, Drew Brees, Plaxico Burress, Darren McFadden, Dwayne Bowe, LenDale White, Anthony Gonzalez, Heath Miller

Awesome - New England Defense
Previous Picks:  Randy Moss, Marques Colston, Steve Smith, Ronnie Brown, Thomas Jones, Donovan McNabb, Julius Jones, Marc Bulger

Jason – Darrell Jackson
Previous Picks:  Steven Jackson, Peyton Manning, Laurence Maroney, Chris Cooley, Santana Moss, Donald Driver, Joey Galloway, Ahman Green

Luis – Devin Hester
Even though he has Rex Grossman throwing to him (big minus) I think with a year in that offense under his belt he will be a big play target. Plus he’s always good for a return score or two. Without Berrian and Muhammad, the passing game rests on his shoulders. I think he’s up to the challenge.
Previous Picks:  Marion Barber, Tony Romo, Wes Welker, Tony Gonzalez, Edge, Earnest Graham, Laveranues Coles, DAL DEF

Ryan (Me) – Felix Jones
I am surprised a Cowboy got by Luis.  Felix gives me further RB depth and first round potential if MB3 were to go down.  I like that he’s excelled as part of a RBBC in college (with McFadden), and is going to a team that’s willing to split carries (Julius Jones) to the point where both backs are viable options.
Previous Picks:  Joseph Addai, Braylon Edwards, Jamal Lewis, Carson Palmer, Brandon Marshall, Jerricho Cotchery, Selvin Young, Nate Burleson

Dan – DeAngelo Williams
Previous Picks:  Frank Gore, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Ryan Grant, Kellen Winslow, Lee Evans, Derek Anderson, Fred Taylor, Jerry Porter

Jase – Kevin Curtis
Previous Picks:  Tom Brady, Maurice Jones-Drew, Willie Parker, Santonio Holmes, Marvin Harrison, Kevin Smith, Javon Walker, Owen Daniels

Paul Charchian - Eli Manning
Previous Picks:  Reggie Wayne, Larry Fitzgerald, Jason Witten, Brandon Jacobs, Chris Chambers, Jonathan Stewart, Matt Forte, Hines Ward

Captain Fantastic - Patrick Crayton
Previous Picks:  Larry Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, Antonio Gates, Roy Williams, Big Ben, Roddy White,  Chester Taylor, MN DEF

Joe – Todd Heap
Previous Picks:  Clinton Portis, T.O., Reggie Bush, Anquan Boldin, Rudi Johnson, Dallas Clark, Reggie Brown, Philip Rivers

Feel free to leave a comment (pro or con) about the picks.

Thanks to everybody, especially our Expert Paul Charchian, for participating in this.

Past Rounds:

Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
Round 6
Round 7
Round 8

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You’ve seen the Sleepers.  Now it’s time to explore the players who I feel will be disappointments to fantasy football owners.  Here are the Running Backs I’d avoid.

Steven Jackson – Up until a couple weeks ago I would have said S-Jax is in line for a big turnaround.  His holdout scares me though.  After being burned by Larry Johnson last year, I have little faith in RBs who hold out.   They don’t get in game shape and then they get hurt.  I won’t be party to that again this year.

Brandon Jacobs – He’s big.  Real big.  Shouldn’t he be the one hurting DBs and LBs?  He’s also in a crowded backfield.  Ward and Bradshaw both looked good last year.  I’m afraid there will be too much sharing for the G-Men.

Ryan Grant – Take Brett Farve out of the mix.  Add basically a rookie QB.  Can you say “eight men in the box”?  That’s what I’d do until Aaron Rodgers proves he can handle the load.  Taking away Brett Favre from the mix leaves a lot of questions.  Until they are answered I’ll be taking a comparable back.

Ricky Williams – If you are taking Ricky because you think he may still have “it”, then I’d say you’ve been using the very stuff that got Ricky in trouble in the first place.  He hasn’t played in the NFL (besides 6 carries last year) since 2005.  That’s a long time, especially in Running Back years.  I’d rather take someone with a little more upside than Ricky.  Not to mention the constant threat his season goes “Up in Smoke”.

The legendary Paul Charchian was kind enough to do a mock draft with 11 ordinary fantasy football players (myself included).  We are greatful at the opportunity to both learn from Charch as well as bragging rights with our friends because we were able to do a mock draft with a fantasy football icon.  Here are the guidelines.

Round 8
Joe – Philip Rivers
Previous Picks:  Clinton Portis, T.O., Reggie Bush, Anquan Boldin, Rudi Johnson, Dallas Clark, Reggie Brown

Captain Fantastic - Minnesota Defense
Previous Picks:  Larry Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, Antonio Gates, Roy Williams, Ben Roethlisberger, Roddy White, Chester Taylor

Paul Charchian - Hines Ward
Previous Picks:  Reggie Wayne, Larry Fitzgerald, Jason Witten, Brandon Jacobs, Chris Chambers, Jonathan Stewart, Matt Forte

Jase – Owen Daniels
Previous Picks:  Tom Brady, Maurice Jones-Drew, Willie Parker, Santonio Holmes, Marvin Harrison, Kevin Smith, Javon Walker

Dan -  Jerry Porter
The Jags running game is second to none and although Gerrard won’t top 20 passing td’s most of what he does throw will go to Porter. I know he was a headcase in Oakland but who wouldn’t be after a couple years with Al Davis running MY DAMN TEAM INTO THE GROUND!!  Life isn’t easy for a Raider fan.
Previous Picks:  Frank Gore, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Ryan Grant, Kellen Winslow, Lee Evans, Derek Anderson, Fred Taylor

Ryan (Me) – Nate Burleson
With Deion Branch and Bobby Engram hurting and D.J. Hackett on to Carolina, Nate stands to have a big season coming up.   Last year he had a quiet 9 TDs.  If he can stay around there with increased yardage, I just found myself a great bargain.
Previous Picks:  Joseph Addai, Braylon Edwards, Jamal Lewis, Carson Palmer, Brandon Marshall, Jerricho Cotchery, Selvin Young

Luis – Dallas Defense
Previous Picks:  Marion Barber III, Tony Romo, Wes Welker, Tony Gonzalez, Edgerrin James, Earnest Graham, Laveranues Coles

Jason - Ahman Green
Previous Picks:  Steven Jackson, Peyton Manning, Laurence Maroney, Chris Cooley, Santana Moss, Donald Driver, Joey Galloway

Awesome - Marc Bulger
Previous Picks:  Randy Moss, Marques Colston, Steve Smith, Ronnie Brown, Thomas Jones, Donovan McNabb, Julius Jones

David – Heath Miller
Previous Picks:  Brian Westbrook, Drew Brees, Plaxico Burress, Darren McFadden, Dwayne Bowe, LenDale White, Anthony Gonzalez

Tom – Deuce McAllister
Previous Picks:  Adrian Peterson, Willis McGahee, Chad Johnson, Jeremy Shockey, Calvin Johnson, Brett Favre, Bernard Berrian

Jon – Donte Stallworth
Always a deep threat. Should play a strong second fiddle behind Braylon.
Previous Picks:  LaDainian Tomlinson, Andre Johnson, Torry Holt, Greg Jennings, Michael Turner, SD DEF, Matt Hasselbeck

Past Rounds:
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
Round 6
Round 7

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The legendary Paul Charchian was kind enough to do a mock draft with 11 ordinary fantasy football players (myself included).  We are greatful at the opportunity to both learn from Charch as well as bragging rights with our friends because we were able to do a mock draft with a fantasy football icon.  Here are the guidelines.

Round 7
Jon – Matt Hasselbeck
He’s been a solid QB the last few years. Has two games apiece against the 49ers, Cardinals, and Rams.
Previous Picks:  LT, Andre Johnson, Torry Holt, Greg Jennings, Michael Turner, San Diego DEF

Tom – Bernard Berrian
Previous Picks:  Adrian Peterson, Willis McGahee, Chad Johnson, Jeremy Shockey, Calvin Johnson, Brett Favre

David – Anthony Gonzalez
Gonzalez really picked it up down the stretch last year.  Marvelous Marvin looks like he might be on the way out and Gonzalez will step it up to fill in.  I expect a huge breakout season for him.
Previous Picks:  Brian Westbrook, Drew Brees, Plaxico Burress, Darren McFadden, Dwayne Bowe, LenDale White

Awesome - Julius Jones
So I needed another RB in case R Brown or T Jones gets hurt. I like the situation in Seattle, and I won’t be surprised if Julius ends up in the top 10 fantasy scoring RBs. Sure, there’s a bit of a risk, but Seattle is a solid team, and Maurice Morris has already proven that he CAN’T be “Da Man” in Seattle. And there will be one, because there always is. Thought about Selvin Young here, but Coach Shanahanigans is just so frustrating , and my psychologist would probably end up in prison for killing someone (me, Shany, etc) if I took any of  the Denver RBBC. I can’t willingly do that to the world. Or myself. 
Previous Picks:  Randy Moss, Marques Colston, Steve Smith, Ronnie Brown, Thomas Jones, Donovan McNabb

Jason – Joey Galloway
Previous Picks:  Steven Jackson, Peyton Manning, Laurence Maroney, Chris Cooley, Santana Moss, Donald Driver

Luis – Laveranues Coles
Previous Picks:  Marion Barber, Tony Romo, Wes Welker, Tony Gonzalez, Edge, Earnest Graham

Ryan (Me) – Selvin Young
With my starting QB, RBs, and WRs in place, I decided to get some RB depth.  I usually try to avoid Denver RBs, but with Ryan Torrain’s injury, I’ll dip my toe into that pool.  While I don’t expect a huge season from Selvin, he should be an adequate third RB in a 12 team league.
Previous Picks:  Joseph Addai, Braylon Edwards, Jamal Lewis, Carson Palmer, Brandon Marshall, Jerricho Cotchery

Dan – Fred Taylor
According to him, he’s “on a mission”  to catch Jim Brown in yardage. He needs 1597 yards to so and that won’t happen. But how about the 1200+ he got last year and 6-8 td’s. I think everyone would take that from a back-up.
Previous Picks:  Frank Gore, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Ryan Grant, Kellen Winslow, Lee Evans, Derek Anderson

Jase – Javon Walker
Previous Picks:  Tom Brady, Maurice Jones-Drew, Willie Parker, Santonio Holmes, Marvin Harrison, Kevin Smith

Paul Charchian - Matt Forte
Previous Picks:  Reggie Wayne, Larry Fitzgerald, Jason Witten, Brandon Jacobs, Chris Chambers, Jonathan Stewart

Captain Fantastic - Chester Taylor
Previous Picks:  Larry Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, Antonio Gates, Roy Williams, Big Ben, Roddy White

Joe – Reggie Brown
Previous Picks:  Clinton Portis, T.O., Reggie Bush, Anquan Boldin, Rudi Johnson, Dallas Clark

Feel free to leave a comment (pro or con) about the picks.

Thanks to everybody, especially our Expert Paul Charchian, for participating in this.

Past Rounds:

Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
Round 6

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OK, so I did my draft on Sunday, August 10th.  I don’t know why we did it so early, but that’s another conversation.  It’s an eight-man Keeper League that is in its third go round.  My Keepers were Larry Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, and Andre Johnson.

Here’s how my draft played out:

Keepers:
Larry Johnson
Marshawn Lynch
Andre Johnson

Round 4:  Wes Welker – Nearly impossible to cover.  I still say if he caught 20 passes the Pats would have won the Super Bowl last year.  The G-Men had no answer for him.
Round 5:  Jonathan Stewart – LJ insurance.  Could be my keeper next year.
Round 6:  Roy Williams – Big, strong WR.  Great value as a 3rd WR.
Round 7:  Chris Chambers – Great 4th WR.  I expect a solid year for him in SD.
Round 8:  Edge – Value pick.  Insurance in case Stewart isn’t ready to be my main backup.
Round 9:  Jerricho Cotchery – Until Favre signed I didn’t put him on a great year.  With Favre, he could be special.
Round 10:  Matt Hasselbeck – It was time to grab a QB before I had major concerns at the position.
Round 11:  Felix Jones – Insurance pick.  Could be huge if MB3 got hurt. 
Round 12:  Donald Driver – Old Reliable.  Could be Aaron Rodgers safety net.
Round 13:  Owen Daniels – With the big four taken early, I waited and got a value pick.
Round 14:  Marc Bulger – Backup with Starter potential.
Round 15:  Vernon Davis – Could have great year with Martz’s offense. 
Round 16:  Jacksonville Defense – Good, tough D.
Round 17:  Phil Dawson – Kicker for high-powered Offense.  If they aren’t as good in the Red Zone next year, I could be Golden.

The legendary Paul Charchian was kind enough to do a mock draft with 11 ordinary fantasy football players (myself included).  We are greatful at the opportunity to both learn from Charch as well as bragging rights with our friends because we were able to do a mock draft with a fantasy football icon.  Here are the guidelines.

Round 6
Joe – Dallas Clark

Previous Picks:  Clinton Portis, T.O., Reggie Bush, Anquan Boldin, Rudi Johnson

Captain Fantastic - Roddy White
Previous Picks:  Larry Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, Antonio Gates, Roy Williams, Ben Roethlisberger

Paul Charchian - Jonathan Stewart
Previous Picks:  Reggie Wayne, Larry Fitzgerald, Jason Witten, Brandon Jacobs, Chris Chambers

Jase -Kevin Smith
Charch took the rb i wanted if clark went, snaps.
Previous Picks:  Tom Brady, Maurice Jones-Drew, Willie Parker, Santonio Holmes, Marvin Harrison

Dan – Derek Anderson
He just makes sense here.  This pick fills out my skill position starters, and six picks will be made by guys who don’t have a QB before I pick again.
Previous Picks:  Frank Gore, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Ryan Grant, Kellen Winslow, Lee Evans

Ryan (Me) – Jerricho Cotchery
With Favre on board, I expect Cotchery to be even better than the back-to-back 82 reception seasons he’s produced.  Favre has a history of turning WRs to fantasy gold.  To me, Cotchery is that guy.
Previous Picks:  Joseph Addai, Braylon Edwards, Jamal Lewis, Carson Palmer, Brandon Marshall

Luis – Ernest Graham
Previous Picks:  Marion Barber III, Tony Romo, Wes Welker, Tony Gonzalez, Edgerrin James

Jason – Donald Driver
Uggh, To be honest, I tried something in this draft that I have always wanted to and it kind of blew up in my face.  I didnt properly equate for 12 people, which in the end helped in furthering my theory by making a mistake.  Jackson gamble was part of my theory, so I am and will be crossing my fingers on that one.  I already knew the absolute risk involved, which when I draft otherwise I am more interested in tiering, and it is normally one I would have not taken.  Nonetheless I will probably be saying hi from the cellar. 
Previous Picks:  Steven Jackson, Peyton Manning, Laurence Maroney, Chris Cooley, Santana Moss

Awesome - Donovan McNabb
McNabb won’t play 16 games this season, I’m not kidding myself. But the 8-12 games he does play, he should be one of the top QBs in scoring. So I need a decent backup, and I’m probably bound for something similar to the Lienart/Warner story arc in Days of Our Lives. I wonder if Coach Denny Green could give me some advice? He should have some free time on his hands…
Previous Picks:  Randy Moss, Marques Colston, Steve Smith, Ronnie Brown, Thomas Jones

David – LenDale White
Previous Picks:  Brian Westbrook, Drew Brees, Plaxico Burress, Darren McFadden, Dwayne Bowe

Tom – Brett Favre
Previous Picks:  Adrian Peterson, Willis McGahee, Chad Johnson, Jeremy Shockey, Calvin Johnson

Jon – San Diego Defense
The selection of offensive stars are dwindling. All defenses were available. They get to tee off on the Raiders twice. Cromartie can snag picks, and return kicks.
Previous Picks:  LaDainian Tomlinson, Andre Johnson, Torry Holt, Greg Jennings, Michael Turner

Past Rounds:
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5

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You’ve seen the Sleepers.  Now it’s time to explore the players who I feel will be disappointments to fantasy football owners.  I’ll start with the Quarterbacks.

Ben Roethlisberger – Will he have a good year?  Probably.  Will he have a great year?  Not likely.  I don’t put Big Ben on another 32 TD, 11 INT year.  Sorry.  He was 3rd in TD Passes last year and 14th in Passing Yards.  That bothers me a little.  Pittsburgh is traditionally a Run First team.  WIth the addition of Rashard Mendenhall to compliment Willie Parker, I think you’ll see a deeper running attack next year.  As for the flurry of TD passes?  I’m just not buying it.  He still should be a good QB next year, but don’t expect him in the Top 6 again.

David Garrard – I like Garrard a lot.  I really do.  I think he does what it takes to win in this league.  There will be owners taking him ahead of Jay Cutler, Philip Rivers, Eli Manning, and several others.  The problem is, Jacksonville is a Run First team as well.  He averaged 209 yards passing and 1.5 TDs per game last year.  What saved him was the low INT total (3).  Do I see another 6-1 TD:INT ration from Garrard again?  Nope.  Sure don’t.

Tom Brady – Brady will have another fantastic year, but if you are expecting even 4500 yards and 40 TDs you may come away disappointed.  A more realistic season for Brady would be 4200 yards & 36 TDs.  If you can live with that from a late-first/early-second round pick, then by all means take him.

Derek Anderson – I like Anderson, but I need to see proof that it wasn’t a fluke before I invest an early pick in him.  I know this.  He (or Cleveland) won’t be sneaking up on anybody this year.  They will be better equipped to deal with what’s coming.  Just looking at his splits is enough of a reason to raise some red flags for me.
Games 1-8:  91.7 rating, 2108 yards, 17 TD, 9 INT
Games 9-16:  73.7 rating, 1679 yards, 12 TD, 10 INT

How about his performance in the fantasy playoffs (Weeks 14-16)?  He averaged 191 yards, 1.3 TDs, and 1.7 INTs.  Are those numbers that are going to bring you fantasy glory?  I didn’t think so.  What’s worse is they came against the Jets, Buffalo, and Cincinnati.  Not exactly your Powerhouses last year.  One contributing factor is the weather.  Cleveland is cold.  They get a lot of wind and snow.  Next year they play in Philly Week 15 and at home against Cincy Week 16.  You think they could have some weather to deal with?  Yeah, me too.


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