Fantasy Football Mock Draft #2

Jul 18, 2008

I did my second The Sporting News Live Mock Fantasy Football Draft today.  They offer 10 & 12 Team Drafts that go 15 rounds, which  I use to gauge where people are picked.  As the season approaches, these Mock Drafts become better because everyone is more up-to-speed on the players and you get a full draft.  When there isn’t a full draft, there is an Autopick in place.  They go by Sporting News rankings.  It’s not ideal, but it’s acceptable.  Another cool feature is the chat board which allows you to discuss players with other fantasy football fanatics. 

Here’s how my team shaked out:

I had the first pick so I took LT.  I love him and Adrian Peterson, but figured LT is the safer pick.  With my next two picks I opted to go WR-WR to see what sort of RB I would get with my 4th pick.  I took Andre Johnson and Housh.  I usually would go RB-WR there, but wanted to try this strategy out.  The RBs that were available were Ryan Grant, Maroney, Brandon Jacobs, Jamal, and Edge.  I think my two wideouts are more likely than any of those RBs to go for 1200 yards and 10 TDs.  I debated between USC backs LenDale and Reggie Bush for my #2 RB.  I decided to go with Reggie Bush.  I think he’s going to catch a ton of passes this year once again.  I considered grabbing Carson Palmer with my 5th pick, but I had him on my first mock.  I wanted to see what QBs would be available if I passed again.  I took Calvin Johnson as my 3rd WR instead.  With my 6th pick I took a chance on Marc Bulger.  If he can stay healthy he’ll produce 4th round numbers.  I grabbed Jonathan Stewart as a backup RB.  With my next two picks I added depth at RB with Felix Jones and WR with Javon Walker.  I picked Alge Crumpler as my TE with my 10th pick and handcuffed Reggie Bush with Deuce McAllister in the 11th.  I figured with Bulger I better get a backup QB so I took Matt Schaub.  With Javon Walker penciled in as my 4th WR, I knew I needed more depth.  I took Indy’s Anthony Gonzalez with my 13th pick.  I grabbed Greg Olsen for TE depth and Jacksonville for my Defense to round out the draft.

QBs
Bulger
Schaub

RBs
LT
Bush
Jonathan Stewart
Felix Jones
Deuce

WRs
Andre Johnson
Housh
Calvin Johnson
Javon Walker
Anthony Gonzalez

TEs
Crumpler
Greg Olsen

DEF
Jax

Posted by | Categories: Fantasy Football, NFL | Tagged: Fantasy Football, mock draft, NFL |
. .

2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. David Funk
    July 19th, 2008 at 3:51 pm #

    Nice drafting again. Having LT is always a plus to get. There’s big reward if Bulger pans out, and Schaub is a great pick behind him. Overall, your team is deep which makes it another success in my mind.

  2. LestersLegends
    July 19th, 2008 at 9:27 pm #

    David – Thanks man. I liked the feel of the team.

Leave a Comment


Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties