One thing I can’t wait to do is make my fantasy football Out on a Limb picks again when the season kicks off.  I scour the rosters to select a player who I feel will outperform a higher profile player in that given week.  I base my decisions on matchups, how the players are trending, and the ever-important hunch.  To mix things up I’ll occasionally do some two on one matchups or even pit RB or WR duos against each other.  Sometimes I’ll spot a player some points. 

Since the third preseason game is the closest to an actual game, I’ll use this opportunity to get prepared for the season as well.  I’m going 1 Quarterback, 1 Running Back, and 1 Wide Receiver. 

Scoring
6 points for rushing or receiving TD
4 points for a passing TD
0.1 points per yard for rushing or receiving
0.05 points per passing yard. 

Quarterback
 
Brett Favre
over Aaron Rodgers +6
This won’t be the last time I pair up these two forever linked QBs.  Brett is going to do a bit more throwing this week to get him in tune with the new offense.  If he’s not on his back from a strong Giants pass rush, he should be able to get rolling.  Meanwhile, Rodgers will go into Denver, which is not a fun place to play even in the preseason.  I’ll spot Rodgers six points and roll with Brett.

Running Back
 
Larry Johnson
over Brian Westbrook
LJ has been getting more work the Westy, and I see that trend continuing this week.  Plus, LJ gets to face Miami while Westbrook goes up against New England. 

Wide Receiver
 
Brandon Marshall
over Randy Moss
With Marshall out the first couple weeks of the season, it is important he gets his work in now with Jay Cutler.  He torched Pacman Jones last week.  This week he goes against the Packers.  They have great DBs, but I’m guessing Marshall gets his.  Alternatively you have Randy Moss, who won’t be catching balls from Tom Brady, and has little to no motivation to get up for this game.  Moss has been known to play when he wants to, and this won’t be one of those weeks.

Pay the Fan Update

20 August 2008

I previously mentioned Pay the Fan (www.paythefan.com) weekly fantasy football game.  I have an exciting update.  Now you can join The Fantasy Sports Forum‘s Pay the Fan League and receive a $5 discount.

As I mentioned it’s a weekly game that allows you to pick your lineup out of the entire fantasy football pool. The catch is you can only use each player twice during the course of the year so you can’t mindlessly plug in Tom Brady, LT, and Adrian Peterson every week.  A starting lineup consists of a QB, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, a TE, a K, and a DST.  Pretty standard lineup so fantasy footballers will be familiar with it. 

The scoring looks like this:

Join the Fantasy Sports Forum League (for a $5 discount) before the season kicks off to be eligible for the Grand Prize of $250,000.  

What would a fantasy football game be without the ability to stir the pot against your rivals?  Well Pay the Fan has that covered with their Smack Board.  You can taunt your opponents as you dominate them. 

So you get to play a simple fantasy football game with $10K weekly payouts and a $250K Grand Prize.  That’s got to cost a pretty penny, right?  Not exactly.  The full season cost is $64.95.  If you break it down, that’s $3.82 per week (17 week seasons).  That’s like playing $0.55 a day in the lottery.  Only, your odds are much better here, especially when you consider your fantasy football knowledge will give you an advantage.  Here is a look at the Full Season Prizes:

Here’s a look at Last Year’s Winners:

Sign up today and it could be you collecting the riches!

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With the 2008 NFL Season ready to kick off in a few weeks, I decided it was a good time to get my predictions out there.

MVP: Adrian Peterson
I think the Vikings will win the NFC North and All Day will run for 1800 yards and 12 TDs.
Runner Up:  Peyton Manning

Offensive Rookie of the Year: Jonathan Stewart
It is Darren McFadden’s Award to lose, and I think he’ll do just that.  Oakland won’t fully tap into Run DMC’s potential.  Meanwhile, Jonathan Stewart will run wild for the Panthers.
Runner-up:  McFadden

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Jerod Mayo
Mayo will pile up the tackles and big plays for the Patriots.
Runner-up:  Glenn Dorsey

Comeback Player of the Year: Ricky Williams
He could be the feel-good story of the year in the NFL.  From Riches to Rags to Riches again.
Runner-up:  Deuce McAllister

Defensive Player of the Year: Jared Allen
With Pat and Kevin Williams taking attention away from Allen, he could challenge Strahan’s Sack record.
Runner-up:  Patrick Willis

Most Improved Player: Robert Meachem
Meachem could explode on the scene for the Saints to the tune of 80 catches for 1000 yards and 6 TDs.
Runner-up:  Ted Ginn, Jr.

Coach of the Year: Jack Del Rio
The Jags just keep improving.  They nearly knock off the Colts in the AFC South.
Runner-up:  Mike Tomlin

All-Lester First Team
Peyton Manning
Adrian Peterson
LaDainian Tomlinson
Reggie Wayne
Terrell Owens
Jason Witten
Neil Rackers

Postseason Predictions:
AFC Division Winners:
Indianapolis Colts
New England Patriots
Pittsburgh Steelers
San Diego Chargers

AFC Wildcards:
Jacksonville Jaguars
New York Jets

NFC Division Winners:
Dallas Cowboys
Minnesota Vikings
New Orleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks

NFC Wildcards:
Philadelphia Eagles
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Super Bowl:
New England Patriots over New Orleans Saints

Week 1
Colt Brennan (WAS) – 9/10, 123 passing yards, 2 TDs
Marcus Mason (WAS) – 18 carries, 98 yards & 16 carries for 80 yards
Calvin Johnson (DET) – 4 catches, 78 yards
Brett Ratliff (NYJ) – 14/20, 252 yards, 2 TDs
David Clowney (NYJ) – 4 catches, 163 yards, 2 TDs
Martin Rucker (CLE) – 5 catches, 70 yards
LaMont Jordan (NE) – 19 carries, 76 yards, TD
Robert Meachem (NO) – 4 catches, 129 yards
Garrett Wolfe (CHI) – 9 carries, 64 yards, 1 catch, 25 yard
DeSean Jackson (PHI) – 5 catches, 51 yards
Seneca Wallace (SEA) – 15/20, 165 yards, 3 TDs
Louis Rankin (OAK) – 8 carries, 91 yards
Josh Morgan (SF) – 4 catches, 68 yards
Billy McMullen (WAS) – 6 catches, 55 yards
Jared Lorenzen (INDY) – 12/23, 117 yards, 2 TDs
Decori Birmingham (CAR) – 17 carries, 70 yards
Jacob Tamme (INDY) – 5 catches, 57 yards
Roddy White (ATL) – 5 catches, 47 yards, 1 TD
Michael Bennett (TB) – 19 carries, 74 yards, TD, 4 catches, 16 yards
Quinton Ganther (TENN) – 8 carries, 115 yards, 2 TDs
Chris Johnson (TENN) – 6 carries, 77 yards, TD
Dane Looker (STL) – 4 catches, 73 yards
David Anderson (HOU) – 6 catches, 67 yards
Jacob Hester (SD) – 13 carries, 49 yards, 2 TDs
Miles Austin (DAL) – 5 catches, 64 yards

Week 2
Trent Edwards
(BUF) – 9/11, 104 yards, 2 TDs
Robert Royal (BUF) – 2 catches, 20 yards, 2 TDs
Tony Hunt (PHI) – 5 carries, 79 yards, TD
DeSean Jackson (PHI) – 7 catches, 71 yards
Adimchinobi Echemandu (OAK) – 3 carries, 77 yards
Lavelle Hawkins (TENN) – 2 catches, 70 yards, TD
Brett Ratliff (NYJ) – 13/19, 148 yards
Rock Cartwright (WAS) – 6 carries, 90 yards
David Clowney (NYJ) – 4 catches, 59 yards
Chad Henne (MIA) – 17/26, 133 yards
Todd Bouman (JAX) – 9/13, 126 yards, TD
Ricky Williams (MIA) – 10 carries, 43 yards, TD
Ted Ginn, Jr. (MIA) – 4 catches, 58 yards
Ryan Hoag (JAX) – 3 catches, 71 yards
Ray Rice (BAL) – 8 carries, 77 yards, TD
Martin Nance (MINN) – 3 catches, 74 yards, TD
Michael Turner (ATL) – 4 carries, 113 yards
Jacob Tamme (INDY) – 3 catches, 57 yards
Larry Johnson (KC) – 14 carries, 61 yards
Tim Castille (ARI) – 4 catches, 45 yards, TD
Jacob Hester (SD) – 12 carries, 59 yards
Antonio Pittman (STL) – 9 carries, 67 yards
Randy McMichael (STL) – 3 catches, 54 yards
Matt Schaub (HOU) – 14/16, 187 yards, 2 TDs
Drew Brees (NO) – 12/17, 147 yards, 2 TDs
Kevin Walter (HOU) – 6 catches, 100 yards, TD
David Anderson (HOU) – 3 catches, 61 yards
Lance Moore (STL) – 3 catches, 65 yards
Brad Johnson (DAL) – 9/12, 114 yards, TD
Jay Cutler (DEN) – 16/20, 178 yards, TD
Brandon Marshall (DEN) – 6 catches, 59 yards, TD
Eddie Royal (DEN) – 2 catches, 67 yards
Josh Morgan (SF) – 5 catches, 114 yards, TD
Justin Forsett (SEA) – 15 carries, 136 yards, TD
Jordan Kent (SEA) – 4 catches, 50 yards
Kellen Davis (CHI) – 3 catches, 55 yards, TD
Ryan Fitzpatrick (CIN) – 11/14, 111 yards, TD
John Standeford (DET) – 4 catches, 85 yards
Calvin Johnson (DET) – 3 catches, 76 yards, TD
Jerome Simpson (CIN) – 5 catches, 114 yards
Ken Dorsey (CLE) – 9/11, 143 yards, TD
Brady Quinn (CLE) – 7/12, 124 yards, TD
Eli Manning (NYG) – 4/7, 52 yards, 2 TDs
Danny Ware (NYG) – 10 carries, 97 yards
Domenik Dixon (NYG) – 4 catches, 63 yards, 2 TDs
Syndric Steptoe (CLE) – 3 catches, 80 yards, TD

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

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.

Running Backs
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”.
Update:  He’s looked good so far, but I’m not fully convinced.

Wide Receivers
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. 

Tight Ends
Donald Lee
- Lee is another Packer that is going to miss Brett Favre.  He had 575 yards and 6 TDs a season ago.  I’d be shocked if he came close to those lofty numbers.

Chris Baker – Let’s see, Favre is reunited with Bubba Franks and the Jets took Dustin Keller in the first round out of Purdue.  He missed eleven days of camp with a bad back, as well as some offseason programs as he was mad about his contract.  Those negatives are beginning to add up.

Desmond Clark – With the emergence of Greg Olsen, Desmond Clark won’t be leaned on as much.  I don’t see another 545 yards from him this year.

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The results are in for RotoNation and The Big Lead’s top Fantasy Football Team Names Contest.  There were plenty of entries.  Some were creative.  Some obscene.  Some lame (let’s put Ron Mexico and the dog fighting jokes to bed).  In the end five names stood above the rest.  They were:

Kim Kardashian’s Reggie Bush
Pimpin’ Aint Brees-y
Two and Half Mendenhall
Children of the Zorn
2 Guys 1 Cup

For their creativity these entrants won a complimentary copy of the Draft Analyzyer to help prepare them for their fantasy drafts.  The top vote getter (Kim Kardashian’s Reggie Bush) also earned a guest post on RotoNation

Don’t worry you if you didn’t enter or your team name didn’t get picked, you won’t be left out.  Just enter the Coupon Code:  ROTONATION and you’ll get yourself $15.00 off the Draft Analyzyer.  So everyone’s a Winner.

 


I have an exciting site to share with you today.  It’s called YouBeQB.com, and it allows you to see if you have what it takes to call the plays to propel your team to victory. 

Here’s a description of what the site has to offer:


Fantasy Playbook (http://www.youbeqb.com/playbook), is a new spin on fantasy football.  In Fantasy Playbook, players take control of teams, create the offensive plan, and compete head-to-head with friends on a weekly basis for cash prizes.

Fantasy Playbook offers both Single Player and League Play. In the Single Player game, you pick your favorite team and test your football knowledge against all other players for the same team.   League Play pits you against five other players by drafting NFL teams, creating playbooks, and setting match-ups.  Cash prizes are part of Single Player and League Play.  In League Play, there’s always a one in six chance to win a prize.

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Go over to YouBeQB.com today and see if you have what it takes to be an Offensive Coordinator in the NFL.

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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.

Let’s take a look at how the rosters turned out:

Jon
QBs:  Matt Hasselbeck, Jeff Garcia
RBs:  LT, Michael Turner, Justin Fargas, Leon Washington
WRs:  Andre Johnson, Torry Holt, Greg Jennings, Donte Stallworth, Sidney Rice, Reggie Williams, Arnez Battle
TE:  Tony Scheffler
K:  Nick Folk
DEF:  San Diego

Tom 
QBs:  Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers
RBs:  Adrian Peterson, Willis McGahee, Deuce McAllister, Chris Brown, Jamaal Charles
WRs:  Chad Johnson, Calvin Johnson, Bernard Berrian, Michael Jenkins, Steve Smith (NYG)
TE:  Jeremy Shockey, L.J. Smith
K:  Nate Kaeding
DEF:  Baltimore

David  
QBs:  Drew Brees, Jay Cutler
RBs:  Brian Westbrook, Darren McFadden, LenDale White, Pierre Thomas, LaMont Jordan, Chris Perry
WRs:  Plaxico Burress, Dwayne Bowe, Anthony Gonzalez, Ronald Curry, Robert Meachem
TE:  Heath Miller
K:  Shayne Graham
DEF: Green Bay

Awesome 
QBs:   Donovan McNabb, Marc Bulger
RBs:  Ronnie Brown, Thomas Jones, Julius Jones, Dominic Rhodes, Ladell Betts
WRs:  Randy Moss, Marques Colston, Steve Smith, Ted Ginn, Jr., Steve Breaston
TE:  Randy McMichael, Alge Crumpler
DEF:  New England
K:  Josh Brown

Jason
QBs:  Peyton Manning, David Garrard
RBs:  Steven Jackson, Laurence Maroney, Ahman Green, Kenny Watson, DeShaun Foster
WRs:  Santana Moss, Donald Driver, Joey Galloway, Darrell Jackson, Vincent Jackson
TE:  Chris Cooley, Donald Lee
K:  Phil Dawson
DEF:  Jacksonville

Luis
QB:  Tony Romo, Matt Schaub
RBs:  Marion Barber, Edge, Earnest Graham, Tim Hightower, Kevin Faulk
WRs:  Wes Welker, Laveranues Coles, Devin Hester, Deion Branch, Drew Carter
TEs:  Tony Gonzalez, Greg Olsen
K:  Adam Vinatieri
DEF:  Dallas

Ryan (Me)
QBs:  Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart
RBs:  Joseph Addai, , Jamal Lewis, Selvin Young, Felix Jones, Ahmad Bradshaw, Steve Slaton
WRs:  Braylon Edwards, Brandon Marshall, Jerricho Cotchery, Nate Burleson, Bryant Johnson 
TE:  Vernon Davis
K:  Ryan Longwell
DEF:  Seattle

Dan
QB:  Derek Anderson, Trent Edwards
RBs:  Frank Gore, Ryan Grant, Fred Taylor, , DeAngelo Williams, Darren Sproles
WRs:  T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Lee Evans, Jerry Porter, Derrick Mason, Isaac Bruce, Brandon Stokley
TE:  Kellen Winslow
K: Stephen Gostkowski
DEF:  New York Giants

Jase
QB:  Tom Brady, Jason Campbell
RBs:  Maurice Jones-Drew, Willie Parker, Kevin Smith, Chris Johnson, Lorenzo Booker
WRs:  Santonio Holmes, Marvin Harrison, Javon Walker, Kevin Curtis, James Hardy
TE:  Owen Daniels, Bubba Franks
K:  Robbie Gould
DEF: Philadelphia

Paul Charchian 
QBs:  Eli Manning, Jake Delhomme
RBs:  Brandon Jacobs, Jonathan Stewart, Matt Forte, Rashard Mendenhall, Ricky Williams, Brandon Jackson
WRs:  Reggie Wayne, Larry Fitzgerald, Chris Chambers, Hines Ward, Jabar Gaffney
TE:   Jason Witten
K:  Neil Rackers
DEF:  Chicago

Captain Fantastic 
QBs:  Big Ben, Vince Young
RBs:  Larry Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, Chester Taylor, Jerious Norwood, Tatum Bell
WRs:  Roy Williams, Roddy White, Patrick Crayton, D.J. Hackett, Drew Bennett
TE:  Antonio Gates, Benjamin Watson
K:  Rob Bironas
DEF:  Minnesota

Joe
QB:  Philip Rivers, Jon Kitna
RBs:  Clinton Portis, Reggie Bush, , Rudi Johnson, Ray Rice, Maurice Morris
WRs:  T.O., Anquan Boldin, Reggie Brown, Mark Clayton, DeSean Jackson
TEs:  Dallas Clark, Todd Heap
K:  Josh Scobee
DEF:  Pittsburgh

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

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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 16
Joe – Josh Scobee
Previous Picks:  Clinton Portis, T.O., Reggie Bush, Anquan Boldin, Rudi Johnson, Dallas Clark, Reggie Brown, Philip Rivers, Todd Heap, Jon Kitna, Mark Clayton, Ray Rice, DeSean Jackson, PITT DEF

Captain Fantastic - Rob Bironas
Previous Picks:  Larry Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, Antonio Gates, Roy Williams, Ben Roethlisberger, Roddy White, Chester Taylor, MN DEF, Patrick Crayton, D.J. Hackett, Jerious Norwood, Vince Young, Drew Bennett, Tatem Bell

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

Jase -  Bubba Franks
Previous Picks:  Tom Brady, Maurice Jones-Drew, Willie Parker, Santonio Holmes, Marvin Harrison, Kevin Smith, Javon Walker, Owen Daniels, Kevin Curtis, Chris Johnson, Jason Campbell, James Hardy, PHI DEF, Robbie Gould, Lorenzo Booker

Dan – Trent Edwards
Previous Picks:  Frank Gore, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Ryan Grant, Kellen Winslow, Lee Evans, Derek Anderson, Fred Taylor, Jerry Porter, DeAngelo Williams, Stephen Gostkowski, Derrick Mason, Isaac Bruce, NYG DEF, Brandon Stokley, Darren Sproles

Ryan (Me) – Ryan Longwell
Why not Longwell?  Minnesota should score plenty of points this year.
Previous Picks:  Joseph Addai, Braylon Edwards, Jamal Lewis, Carson Palmer, Brandon Marshall, Jerricho Cotchery, Selvin Young, Nate Burleson, Felix Jones, Vernon Davis, Matt Leinart, Bryant Johnson, Ahmad Bradshaw, Steve Slaton, SEA DEF

Luis – Kevin Faulk
Previous Picks:  Marion Barber III, Tony Romo, Wes Welker, Tony Gonzalez, Edgerrin James, Earnest Graham, Laveranues Coles, DAL DEF, Devin Hester. Matt Schaub, Adam Vinatieri, Greg Olsen, Deion Branch, Tim Hightower, Drew Carter

Jason - DeShaun Foster
Previous Picks:  Steven Jackson, Peyton Manning, Laurence Maroney, Chris Cooley, Santana Moss, Donald Driver, Joey Galloway, Ahman Green, Darrell Jackson, Vincent Jackson, David Garrard, JAX DEF, Phil Dawson, Kenny Watson, Donald Lee

Awesome -  Steve Breaston
With Bryant Johnson gone, the 3rd WR position is open in Arizona.  Regardless of who’s throwing the ball, Arizona has proven their WRs can catch it.  Breaston is a speedy wideout from Michigan, and a rookie, so the upside is certainly there.  And with Boldin and Fitz possilby each drawing double coverage, that could open up some big holes for Breaston, if he does land the starting role.  It’s the last round of the draft, and this is the kind of risk that could pay off nicely if it works out; if he doesn’t, it didn’t cost me anything, and I’ve just found out who I’m going to drope when I want to pick up guys from the waiver wire.
Previous Picks:  Randy Moss, Marques Colston, Steve Smith, Ronnie Brown, Thomas Jones, Donovan McNabb, Julius Jones, Marc Bulger, NE DEF, Randy McMichael, Ted Ginn, Jr., Dominic Rhodes, Josh Brown, Ladell Betts, Alge Crumpler

David – Chris Perry
Previous Picks:  Brian Westbrook, Drew Brees, Plaxico Burress, Darren McFadden, Dwayne Bowe, LenDale White, Anthony Gonzalez, Heath Miller, Jay Cutler, Ronald Curry, Robert Meachem, Pierre Thomas, Shayne Graham, GB DEF, LaMont Jordan

Tom – Jamaal Charles
Previous Picks:  Adrian Peterson, Willis McGahee, Chad Johnson, Jeremy Shockey, Calvin Johnson, Brett Favre, Bernard Berrian, Deuce McAllister, Aaron Rodgers, Baltimore Defense, Nate Kaeding, Michael Jenkins, Chris Brown, Steve Smith, L.J. Smith

Jon – Arnez Battle
Previous Picks:  LaDainian Tomlinson, Andre Johnson, Torry Holt, Greg Jennings, Michael Turner, SD DEF, Matt Hasselbeck, Donte Stallworth, Justin Fargas, Sidney Rice, Nick Folk, Jeff Garcia, Tony Scheffler, Leon Washington, Reggie Williams

Past Rounds:
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
Round 6
Round 7
Round 8
Round 9
Round 10
Round 11
Round 12
Round 13
Round 14
Round 15

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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 15
Jon – Reggie Williams
Here’s hoping that his 10 TDs last year was no fluke.
Previous Picks:  LT, Andre Johnson, Torry Holt, Greg Jennings, Michael Turner, San Diego DEF, Matt Hasselbeck, Donte Stallworth, Justin Fargas, Sidney Rice, Nick Folk, Jeff Garcia, Tony Scheffler, Leon Washington

Tom – L.J. Smith
Previous Picks:  Adrian Peterson, Willis McGahee, Chad Johnson, Jeremy Shockey, Calvin Johnson, Brett Favre, Bernard Berrian, Deuce McAllister, Aaron Rodgers, BAL DEF, Nate Kaeding, Michael Jenkins, Chris Brown, Steve Smith (NYG)

David – LaMont Jordan
Previous Picks:  Brian Westbrook, Drew Brees, Plaxico Burress, Darren McFadden, Dwayne Bowe, LenDale White, Anthony Gonzalez, Heath Miller, Jay Cutler, Ronald Curry, Robert Meachem, Pierre Thomas, Shayne Graham, GB DEF

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

Jason – Donald Lee
Previous Picks:  Steven Jackson, Peyton Manning, Laurence Maroney, Chris Cooley, Santana Moss, Donald Driver, Joey Galloway, Ahman Green, Darrell Jackson, Vincent Jackson, David Garrard, JAX DEF, Phil Dawson, Kenny Watson

Luis – Drew Carter
Previous Picks:  Marion Barber, Tony Romo, Wes Welker, Tony Gonzalez, Edge, Earnest Graham, Laveranues Coles, DAL DEF, Devin Hester, Matt Schaub, Adam Vinatieri, Greg Olsen, Deion Branch, Tim Hightower

Ryan (Me) – Seattle Defense
Seattle has a solid Defense that features Patrick Kearney, Lofa Tatupu, Julian Peterson, and Marcus Trufant.  They play Buffalo, San Fran twice, Miami, and the Jets.  Not a bad value pick.
Previous Picks:  Joseph Addai, Braylon Edwards, Jamal Lewis, Carson Palmer, Brandon Marshall, Jerricho Cotchery, Selvin Young, Nate Burleson, Felix Jones, Vernon Davis, Matt Leinart, Bryant Johnson, Ahmad Bradshaw, Steve Slaton

Dan – Darren Sproles
Previous Picks:  Frank Gore, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Ryan Grant, Kellen Winslow, Lee Evans, Derek Anderson, Fred Taylor, Jerry Porter, DeAngelo Williams, Stephen Gostkowski, Derrick Mason, Isaac Bruce, NYG DEF, Brandon Stokley

Jase – Lorenzo Booker
Previous Picks:  Tom Brady, Maurice Jones-Drew, Willie Parker, Santonio Holmes, Marvin Harrison, Kevin Smith, Javon Walker, Owen Daniels, Kevin Curtis, Chris Johnson, Jason Campbell, James Hardy, PHI DEF, Robbie Gould

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

Captain Fantastic - Benjamin Watson
Previous Picks:  Larry Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, Antonio Gates, Roy Williams, Big Ben, Roddy White,  Chester Taylor, MN DEF, Patrick Crayton, D.J. Hackett, Jerious Norwood, Vince Young, Drew Bennett, Tatum Bell

Joe – Maurice Morris
Previous Picks:  Clinton Portis, T.O., Reggie Bush, Anquan Boldin, Rudi Johnson, Dallas Clark, Reggie Brown, Philip Rivers, Todd Heap, Jon Kitna, Mark Clayton, Ray Rice, DeSean Jackson, PITT DEF

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