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Midseason NFL Draft
Posted by Chris Liss at 10/24/2007 7:10:00 AM
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It's easy to speculate about what players we'd rank where, but in a season like this one, where so much has changed since draft day, one of my colleagues, Scott Pianowski, figured we'd put ourselves to the test and have midseason expert draft (for real money). Of course, none of us have time to manage another league, so we made it a "best-ball" league.

The "best-ball" draft took place on Tuesday with pretty standard rules except that we used team quarterbacks and no defenses. Also, the "best ball" aspect means that we make no moves the rest of the way, and just take the scores of our best quarterback, two running backs, three WRs and flex each week. In other words, there's no lineup setting - everyone gets his perfect lineup. But the point is, you draft - at least in the first few rounds - for this league, exactly as you'd do for a regular draft.

Here's how it went:

Rd Del Don Salfino Teope Beatrice Liss
1 (1) Tomlinson, L (2) Patriots, N (3) Addai, J (4) Colts, I (5) Peterson, A
2 (10) Jones, K (9) Owens, T (8) James, E (7) Burress, P (6) Lynch, M
3 (1) Housh., TJ (2) Wayne, R (3) Williams, R (4) Alexander, S (5) Jacobs, B
4 (10) Browns, C (9) Benson, C (8) Boldin, A (7) Welker, W (6) Fitzgerald, L
5 (1) Chatman, J (2) Henry, T (3) Maroney, L (4) White, L (5) Holt, T
6 (10) Witten, J (9) Winslow, K (8) Holmes, S (7) Clark, D (6) Marshall, B
7 (1) Evans, L (2) Young, S (3) Green, A (4) Williams, D (5) Johnson, C
8 (10) Cotchery, J (9) Chambers, C (8) Packers, G (7) Shockey, J (6) White, R
9 (1) Mason, D (2) Keith, K (3) Giants, N (4) Crayton, P (5) Eagles, P
10 (10) Betts, L (9) Turner, M (8) Ward, D (7) Chargers, S (6) Brown, R
11 (1) Henry, C (2) Engram, B (3) Watson, B (4) Vinatieri, A (5) Heap, T
12 (10) Cardinals, A (9) Washington, L (8) Hilliard, I (7) Stokley, B (6) Titans, T
13 (1) Texans, H (2) Walter, K (3) Daniels, O (4) Jackson, B (5) Leonard, B
14 (10) Clayton, M (9) Peterson, A (8) Hackett, D (7) Holmes, P (6) Davis, V
15 (1) Bennett, M (2) Morris, M (3) Lee, D (4) Dunn, W (5) Jets, N
16 (10) Walker, J (9) Rackers, N (8) Henderson, D (7) Williams, D (6) Droughns, R
17 (1) Jackson, D (2) Elam, J (3) Brown, J (4) Gonzalez, A (5) Bironas, R
18 (10) Dawson, P (9) Hagan, D (8) Reed, J (7) Davis, C (6) Crumpler, A
Rd Feller Cuozzo Pianowski Bloemker Gleason
1 (6) Moss, R (7) Johnson, L (8) Parker, W (9) Westbrook, B (10) Jackson, S
2 (5) Johnson, C (4) McGahee, W (3) Gore, F (2) Bush, R (1) Edwards, B
3 (6) Cowboys, D (7) Bengals, C (8) Smith, S (9) Jones-Drew, M (10) Barber, M
4 (5) Gonzalez, T (4) Gates, A (3) Harrison, M (2) Johnson, A (1) Portis, C
5 (6) Jones, T (7) Jordan, L (8) Driver, D (9) Stallworth, D (10) Johnson, R
6 (5) Coles, L (4) Galloway, J (3) Lewis, J (2) Ward, H (1) Watson, K
7 (6) Foster, D (7) Wynn, D (8) Norwood, J (9) Curtis, K (10) Colston, M
8 (5) Berrian, B (4) Bowe, D (3) Graham, E (2) Branch, D (1) Moss, S
9 (6) Taylor, C (7) Curry, R (8) Lions, D (9) Seahawks, S (10) Saints, N
10 (5) Steelers, P (4) Morris, S (3) Jennings, G (2) Taylor, F (1) Cooley, C
11 (6) Jones, J (7) Rhodes, D (8) Bears, C (9) Buckhalter, C (10) Jackson, V
12 (5) Henry, C (4) Broncos, D (3) Miller, H (2) Davis, A (1) Muhammad, M
13 (6) Williams, R (7) Toomer, A (8) Porter, J (9) Olsen, G (10) Battle, A
14 (5) Wright, J (4) Booker, M (3) Bruce, I (2) Rams, S (1) Randle El, A
15 (6) Burleson, N (7) Davenport, N (8) Gostkowski, S (9) Scheffler, T (10) Dolphins, M
16 (5) Brown, K (4) Folk, N (3) Redskins, W (2) Ginn Jr., T (1) Kaeding, N
17 (6) Gould, R (7) Stover, M (8) Clark, D (9) Akers, D (10) 49ers, S
18 (5) Smith, L (4) Morency, V (3) Hanson, J (2) Graham, S (1) Buccaneers, T


Comments....

After a lifetime of sports addiction, except for college drunkfest, you are the best. Sounds like someone who jumped on your picks at that wrong time and forgot why they call it gambling. Draft surprises? Cleveland #5 QB. S. Alexander 24th pick over Marion Barber, Carson Palmer, ... Travis Henry 42nd (risk that S. Young available later). D. Wynn 67th. O. Daniels over Tenn QB. Feller waits to 5th, 7th & 9th rounds to address RB's. Salfino & Beatrice also seem to downgrade early pick RB strategy. Great stuff as usual.
Posted by twinbulls at 10/24/2007 11:39:00 AM
 
Incidentally, I never would have taken two WRs from the same team in a regular draft, but best-ball there's a different set of rules. Handcuffs in general make more sense there, and boom-bust players also become more valuable.
Posted by spianow at 10/25/2007 6:14:00 AM
 
Team Gleason got the jump in Week 1. Nice job, 'Deller.
Posted by spianow at 10/29/2007 2:03:00 PM
 

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