Fantasy Football Mock Draft #4
I did my fourth 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 the team I drafted:
It was a 12 team draft and I had the fourth pick so I knew I was going to go with a RB to start things off. I went with Brian Westbrook because I love his versatility. With my 2nd pick I went with another RB in Willie Parker. I don’t see Pittsburgh passing as much as last year. With my third pick I opted for Steve Smith. I could have had Ocho Cinco, but I think he’ll become a problem at some point this year. In the 4th round I snagged Anquan Boldin. I figured he made a pretty good #2 WR in a 12 team league. In the 5th I added RB depth with the acquisition of LenDale White. The WRs available were Calvin Johnson, Roddy White, Dwayne Bowe, etc. I thought I would secure my RB position rather than reach for a 3rd WR. In the 6th I went with Dallas Clark as Chris Chambers got picked right before my spot. Instead of reaching for that 3rd WR, I went with a top TE. In the 7th I took WR Bernard Berrian. I didn’t want to be stuck with a Reggie Brown/Santana Moss type for my 3rd WR. With my 8th pick I decided to go QB. I was fortunate enough to have Donovan McNabb still hanging around. In the 9th I went for more RB depth with Cowboy rookie Felix Jones. In the 10th I figured I needed some QB insurance so I took Philip Rivers. In the 11th I knew my WR depth wasn’t strong so I grabbed Donte Stallworth. In the 12th I went with best available and took Rashard Mendenhall, Willie Parker’s handcuff. In the 13th I grabbed Bryant Johnson to add to my WR depth. With my 14th pick I went with Jacksonville Defense. I finished with Washington Defense for some depth.