All set for fall

My fantasy draft results are in! (I realize this will be a boring post for most, but everything else that’s been going on is all secret knitting projects, reading about real estate and house inspections, and work — unsatisfying blog fodder. For all the knitters, the upside is that I get a lot of knitting done during football season, so even if this post bores you, it portends interesting things to come…)

Without further ado, my fantasy team (draft pick number in parenthesis):

QB
Daunte Culpepper, Mia (#70)
RUNNING BACKS
RB Shaun Alexander, Sea (#3)
RB/WR Laurence Maroney, NE (#46)
RB T.J. Duckett, Was (#94)
RB Marion Barber, Dal (#99)
RB Chris Perry, Cin (#166)
RB Brian Calhoun, Det (#190)
RECEIVERS
WR Terrell Owens, Dal (#22)
WR Santana Moss, Was (#27)
WR Deion Branch, NE (#51)
WR Reggie Brown, Phi (#123)
WR Keyshawn Johnson, Car (#142)
TE L.J. Smith, Phi (#75)
DEFENSE
D/ST Seahawks (#118)
D/ST Patriots (#171)
KICKER
K Jason Elam, Den (#147)

Obviously, getting Shaun Alexander was very exciting (and at #3! Amazing!). I made a mistake with Chris Perry, who’s injured — I should have picked an additional QB instead, especially where Culpepper’s knee is questionable. Oops. (But if Daunte’s well, he could be a great pick.) I also should have picked more running backs over wide receivers — I didn’t realize there was such a big RB/WR scoring discrepancy. TO is a mess, but I love watching him play, so as long as he keeps his drama and injuries to a minimum, I like him. Maroney I like, but may be injured, and Marion Barber is great — hopefully he and TO will create a good, point-filled environment, though cheering for Dallas won’t come easily. Santana Moss may be injured, and Deion Branch is trying to get traded (a bummer for both), but LJ Smith should be a good pick. It will be interesting to see if TJ Duckett gets playing time and how he clicks after his trade to Washington. And I know that it has almost no impact on fantasy scoring, but I really like my defenses, even if they’re not the Bears. 🙂

A lot of people in the league were out so set it to autopick, and so the whole thing went very quickly. Especially after the fifth round, there was only about a minute between turns. Hard to keep up! I think I did much better in the early rounds than I managed in the later ones.

One thought on “All set for fall”

  1. nice picks!! I love fantasy football. This is the first year I haven’t been in a league for like…hmmm, ohmigosh 20 years (can’t be, can it?) 😀

    I love football, so don’t need additional inspiration to watch a game. But I’m surely more interested in a game if I’ve got a player on a team that might not otherwise hold my attention. Especially in a game that’s a blowout.

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