RossCode Fantasy League Draft Results

posted on 2005-09-05 at 23:30:03 by Joel Ross

Well, as reported earlier, the draft took place over night, and the results are in.

I'm not thrilled with some of the options that Fox Sports allows you to set. It looks like two people (at least) set their draft to take the best available regardless of position, and based on rankings, two teams ended up with multiple defenses, including one team ending up drafting 4 team defenses in rounds?three through six. I'm pretty sure that wasn't intended to happen!

Also, because of a snafu on my part (and a misunderstanding), we ended up with a starting lineup of three wide receivers,?one tight end, and one flex (WR/TE). This was not intended. I wanted three WRs and one WR/TE. Apparently that's not supported, so I had to have a dedicated TE. But the outcome was a total of (basically) 5 receivers. This will weigh heavily on strategy now - having a deep receiving core will win games over a great RB tandem. That wasn't intended either.

Hopefully this won't spoil everyone's participation. It should still be fun, and who knows what will happen throughout the season. All it takes is a major injury in the first week (it always happens!) and the dynamic of the league will change. Believe me, I've been on the receiving end of this, so I know what it's like.

Anyway, I'm excited about the start of the season, and my team. I have no idea how it stacks up, but I ended up with this starting lineup:

QB: Daunte Culpepper: Two years in a row now. I don't think losing Moss will affect him much.
RB: Curtis Martin: I had him last year too, but didn't start him until week 8. I won't make that mistake again.
RB: Tatem Bell: Let's hope that Denver can turn him into a 1,500 yard rusher, and keep Bell's play will keep Mike Anderson off the field.
WR: Larry Fitzgerald
WR: Chris Chambers
WR: Mike Williams
TE: Erik Johnson
TE/WR: Michael Clayton
K: John Carney
Def: Minnesota

Overall, I'm pretty happy. I have some holes on my bench, but those can be filled as it becomes obvious who a good pick up is.

Anyway, I'm sorry for the draft issues and the roster snafu, but it should still be a good year. Let the games begin!

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