Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Frameshmania Year 5 Draft Review!

I’m not going to do much introduction here, because so little to do and so much time to do it in!  Wait, strike that, reverse it.  This is a comprehensive review of the draft of my family fantasy football league (Frameshmania), which is an 8-team league featuring the four members of my household and a few other family and friends.  It would be casual, if there weren’t a commissioner who wrote 12-page draft reviews.

Let’s get going.

Roster structure: 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 RB/WR, 1 DEF, 1 K, 7 BEN

Round 1
(1) Hometown Mamas - Arian Foster RB
(2) J - E - T - S JETS JETS JETS - Aaron Rodgers QB
** (3) Salt Lake City Big Tymers - Ray Rice RB
(4) Detroit Football - Calvin Johnson WR
(5) DelCo's Side-Arm Stud - LeSean McCoy RB
(6) Trophy Me Maybe - Tom Brady QB
(7) 5abotage The League - Chris Johnson RB
(8) Hoosier Daddy - Maurice Jones-Drew RB

Round 2
(9) Hoosier Daddy - Drew Brees QB
(10) 5abotage The League - Matt Forte RB
(11) Trophy Me Maybe - Darren McFadden RB
(12) DelCo's Side-Arm Stud - Marshawn Lynch RB
(13) Detroit Football - Matthew Stafford QB
** (14) Salt Lake City Big Tymers - DeMarco Murray RB
(15) J - E - T - S JETS JETS JETS - Larry Fitzgerald WR
(16) Hometown Mamas - Roddy White WR

The first round went pretty uneventfully, with the exception of the slight upset of Calvin Johnson going ahead of LeSean McCoy.  But then you realize that the owner is a massive Lions fan, especially evident as he took Stafford at 13 (although that’s not a bad pick at all).  More on that later, though.  Despite the whole “it’s a passing league” thing, 9 running backs still went in the top 16 picks, and three teams took two each in their first two picks.  Two teams didn’t take a running back at all here (Detroit and J-E-T-S), and those are the two worst running back groups in the league, in my opinion.  Not a coincidence.  I was pleasantly surprised that neither of the top tight ends went in the first two rounds, as it’s really unlikely that both of them return that value over the season.

Best pick: Matthew Stafford – Dude threw for 5000 yards and 40 touchdowns, saw no change in his scheme or personnel, and is a second-rounder?

Worst pick: Marshawn Lynch – Contract year breakout + back spasms = no thanks.

Round 3
(17) Hometown Mamas - Cam Newton QB
(18) J - E - T - S JETS JETS JETS - Jimmy Graham TE
** (19) Salt Lake City Big Tymers - Ryan Mathews RB
(20) Detroit Football - Adrian Peterson RB
(21) DelCo's Side-Arm Stud - Andre Johnson WR
(22) Trophy Me Maybe - Rob Gronkowski TE
(23) 5abotage The League - Jamaal Charles RB
(24) Hoosier Daddy - Greg Jennings WR

Round 4
(25) Hoosier Daddy - Wes Welker WR
(26) 5abotage The League - Julio Jones WR
(27) Trophy Me Maybe - Fred Jackson RB
(28) DelCo's Side-Arm Stud - Mike Wallace WR
(29) Detroit Football - Brandon Marshall WR
** (30) Salt Lake City Big Tymers - Hakeem Nicks WR
(31) J - E - T - S JETS JETS JETS - Steven Jackson RB
(32) Hometown Mamas - Trent Richardson RB

Lots of risk/reward plays here (Peterson, Mathews, Johnson, Newton, Wallace, Richardson), and these two rounds were dominated by pass-catchers (7 WR, 2 TE).  Mathews and Peterson both went a little too high for my tastes, especially with excellent receivers on the board.  I strongly disagree with Andre Johnson and Mike Wallace going this early, considering that they have injury and attitude concerns.  I love-love-love (Of Monsters and Men?  No one?) Marshall this year at his draft position, and was incensed to find out that he was taken one pick before me.  Steven Jackson is also a very nice grab for a team that didn’t take a running back until the 4th round and so got the 14th guy off the board.

Best pick: Brandon Marshall – The guy is a guaranteed 1100-6 and has 1500-10 upside, but had 7 guys go ahead of him?

Worst pick: Andre Johnson – As much as I love his gloves and his team, he has been ravaged with injury (including already this preseason) and hasn’t even been that productive lately.

Round 5
(33) Hometown Mamas - Jordy Nelson WR
(34) J - E - T - S JETS JETS JETS - Michael Turner RB
** (35) Salt Lake City Big Tymers - A.J. Green WR
(36) Detroit Football - Frank Gore RB
(37) DelCo's Side-Arm Stud - Ahmad Bradshaw RB
(38) Trophy Me Maybe - Willis McGahee RB
(39) 5abotage The League - Antonio Brown WR
(40) Hoosier Daddy - Victor Cruz WR

Round 6
(41) Hoosier Daddy - Darren Sproles RB
(42) 5abotage The League - Peyton Manning QB
(43) Trophy Me Maybe - BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB
(44) DelCo's Side-Arm Stud - Eli Manning QB
(45) Detroit Football - Matt Ryan QB
** (46) Salt Lake City Big Tymers - Antonio Gates TE
(47) J - E - T - S JETS JETS JETS - Dez Bryant WR
(48) Hometown Mamas - Marques Colston WR

The fifth round had many one-year wonders at wide receiver (Nelson, Green, Brown, Cruz), but I can’t gripe too much with any of them at this point in the draft (although Brown was a reach at 39 with Cruz, Colston, and Harvin still on the board).  The quarterback train started rolling in the sixth round, as three signal-callers went within four picks.  I’m fine with the order of those three guys, although I think they’ll all be really similar.  The running back depth really dropped off after these rounds, which put a few teams in precarious positions with only two backs taken in the first 6 rounds.

Best pick: Marques Colston – As the 15th receiver off the board, I really like Colston’s value, considering he was 11th last year and lost competition in Robert Meachem.

Worst pick: Matt Ryan – When you spend a second round pick on Matthew Stafford and a third round pick on Adrian Peterson, you really should look to solidify the running back position instead of getting a backup you will probably only start once.

Round 7
(49) Hometown Mamas - Reggie Bush RB
(50) J - E - T - S JETS JETS JETS - Percy Harvin WR
** (51) Salt Lake City Big Tymers - Michael Vick QB
(52) Detroit Football - Dwayne Bowe WR
(53) DelCo's Side-Arm Stud - Stevan Ridley RB
(54) Trophy Me Maybe - Steve Smith WR
(55) 5abotage The League - Doug Martin RB
(56) Hoosier Daddy - Jermichael Finley TE

Round 8
(57) Hoosier Daddy - Beanie Wells RB
(58) 5abotage The League - Jeremy Maclin WR
(59) Trophy Me Maybe - Demaryius Thomas WR
(60) DelCo's Side-Arm Stud - Vernon Davis TE
(61) Detroit Football - Brandon Pettigrew TE
** (62) Salt Lake City Big Tymers - Brandon Lloyd WR
(63) J - E - T - S JETS JETS JETS - Vincent Jackson WR
(64) Hometown Mamas - Steve Johnson WR

While the running back stability falls off a cliff after Doug Martin’s off the board, the receivers still look mighty tasty in these rounds, as half of the picks in the 7th/8th are wideouts.  Tight ends start going off the board, which is right where I would expect (although not at all what I would do personally).  My two picks were really questionable, as taking Vick forces you into taking a second quarterback too early (more on that later), and Lloyd has nice upside but I think he’s overrated because of the whole McDaniels/Brady thing. 

Best pick: Percy Harvin – One of a few players I have an unhealthy obsession with this year (also including Marshall, Steven Jackson, and McFadden), Harvin touched the ball way more than any receiver over the last 3/4 of the season, played in a significantly lower percentage of his team’s snaps, and still was top-ten at the position last year.

Worst pick: Demaryius Thomas – He’s been inconsistent through his short career and is still mostly a raw athlete, which is not the kind of receiver that Peyton Manning usually likes (think Reggie Wayne, Marvin Harrison, Brandon Stokley).  I like his teammate, Decker, more, as well as several other receivers taken later.

Round: 9
(65) Hometown Mamas - Philip Rivers QB
(66) J - E - T - S JETS JETS JETS - Ben Tate RB
** (67) Salt Lake City Big Tymers - Tony Romo QB
(68) This is your team name - Lions D/ST D/ST
(69) DelCo's Side-Arm Stud - Shonn Greene RB
(70) Trophy Me Maybe - Pierre Garcon WR
(71) 5abotage The League - Eric Decker WR
(72) Hoosier Daddy - Miles Austin WR

Round: 10
(73) Hoosier Daddy - Robert Meachem WR
(74) 5abotage The League - Torrey Smith WR
(75) Trophy Me Maybe - DeSean Jackson WR
(76) DelCo's Side-Arm Stud - Jonathan Stewart RB
(77) This is your team name - Jason Hanson K
** (78) Salt Lake City Big Tymers - Peyton Hillis RB
(79) J - E - T - S JETS JETS JETS - Michael Bush RB
(80) Hometown Mamas - Malcom Floyd WR

This is the cutoff for playable receivers, in my opinion, with some sleepers in Garcon, Decker, and Smith (all guys I really like this year as third or fourth guys), as well as forgotten assets like Jackson and Austin.  The running backs are all committee-members, which is bad news for RB-starved teams like J-E-T-S, who took Tate and Bush as his third and fourth backs.  The last two acceptable quarterbacks go off the board in the ninth round, and it’s interesting to point out that Romo and Rivers went as backups in the ninth when both Mannings, who I think will play pretty similarly to Tony and Philip, went as starters in the sixth.  Real opportunities for value lost by Sabotage the League and Side-Arm Stud. 

Best pick: Any of Smith, Decker, or Garcon – These guys are all top targets on offenses on the rise, and could all return top-15 value at a top-30 price.

Worst pick: A DEFENSE AND A KICKER IN THE 9TH AND 10TH ROUND????  I know, I know, Lions fan.  But there’s just no statistical reason to do that with potential top players at high-scoring positions still on the board, and especially when you’re thin at both running back and receiver. 


Salt Lake City Big Tymers – Lance Moore, Donald Brown, Darrius Heyward-Bey, DeAngelo Williams, Texans D/ST, Garrett Hartley

Brown was another guy I was salivating over, because he presents the same profile as Arian Foster before his breakout (late-round guy, small sample size of success).  That also looks like Felix Jones last year…  I couldn’t resist D-Willy in the 14th round after he dropped so far, because I have owned him when he was the top RB in the land.

Hometown Mamas – Aaron Hernandez, Isaac Redman, Anquan Boldin, Roy Helu, Eagles D/ST, Alex Henery

Aaron Hernandez was the single best pick in this draft, in my opinion.  More on him later, but getting him in the 11th round as the 7th TE off the board is a mega-steal.  Nobody else really stands out, except that homerism clearly motivated the defense and kicker picks.

Sabotage the League – Ryan Williams, Reggie Wayne, Devone Bess, Jared Cook, Bills D/ST, David Akers

If Hernandez was my favorite pick, Williams could have been that guy if he had been taken a bit later.  Wayne is a very undervalued guy after a brutal 2011 quarterback situation.  Being the last person to take a tight end is a good strategy this year, but ending up with Jared Cook in an 8-team league has to be a little disappointing.

Trophy Me Maybe – CJ Spiller, Santonio Holmes, LeGarrette Blount, Randy Moss, Ravens D/ST, Dan Bailey

Not really impressed with any of these guys, although the hate has definitely gone way too far on the Jets, and no player shows that more clearly than Holmes.  He was a top-20 receiver before last season and is now getting drafted in the 30-40 range.  Blount and Moss are all right as “wait and see” guys, but I feel like there are better options at those draft points.

DelCo’s Side-Arm Stud – Cedric Benson, Jason Witten, Ben Roethlisberger, Kendall Wright, Mason Crosby, Steelers D/ST

When was the last time you saw the Steelers defense taken in the last round of a draft?  Or Jason Witten go in the 12th round?  Some nice value here, although I’m really not confident that Benson will do anything useful in the pass-happy Packers’ offense, and Wright is a pretty questionable guy to have as your third receiver.

Hoosier Daddy – Kevin Smith, Tony Gonzalez, Matt Schaub, Michael Crabtree, Bears D/ST, Sebastian Janikowski

Nobody that really gets you fired up about their potential, but all guys that should be consistently productive while on the field.  In a league that’s as shallow as this I don’t really agree with it, but if injuries come, you’ll want guys that will actually score week-to-week. Smith is a good value in the 11th considering he will be starting for a top offense for at least the next two weeks.

J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets – Kenny Britt, Mark Ingram, Titus Young, Seahawks D/ST, Stephen Gostkowski, Jay Cutler

I really like the upside of Britt and Young so late, and while I don’t talk about defenses or kickers much, I think the ‘Hawks and Gostkowski are as good of bets to be top-five at their position at the end of the year as any pair.  And yes, this is a theme, but getting Cutler in the 16th round is a steal of all steals compared to taking either Manning or Ryan in the 6th.

Detroit Offense – Toby Gerhart, Denarius Moore, Owen Daniels, 49ers D/ST, Robert Griffin III, Nate Kaeding

I consider it to be the victory of all victories that it took until the 14th round for the San Fran defense to go off the board (albeit with the Lions going off in the 9th).  Gerhart is a must-handcuff to Peterson early in the year, and with only three running backs, it’s critical.  Adding a third quarterback and a second kicker is just overkill, but I’m through trying to convince people who will do such things that they should do otherwise.


My system this year for ranking teams involves giving each team points according to their rank among other teams at each position of importance (read: no kickers or defenses).  That is, 8 points for first place, 7 for second, and so on.  With that in mind, let's go to work.

Salt Lake City Big Tymers (That would be me)

QB1: Michael Vick
WR1: Hakeem Nicks
QB2: Tony Romo
WR2: AJ Green

WR3: Brandon Lloyd
RB1: Ray Rice
WR4: Lance Moore
RB2: DeMarco Murray
WR5: Darrius Heyward-Bey
RB3: Ryan Mathews

RB4: Peyton Hillis
TE: Antonio Gates
RB5: Donald Brown

RB6: DeAngelo Williams

QB -- 3: I was definitely looking to revive the old magic of my team from two years ago, in which I drafted Romo, who broke his clavicle, and then plugged in Vick, who led me to a championship.  This year, both guys came at a nice discount from last year (deservedly so), so I decided to roll the dice once again.
RB -- 5: A stud at the top in Rice is always a good place to start, especially with the risk/reward picks of Murray and Mathews coming after.  Hillis and Brown will be bigger contributors than their draft positions indicate, and, though I really don’t care for Williams, I couldn’t let him go undrafted. 
WR3: Not a very good crop here, mostly because a lot of the depth at receiver was drafted when I took Romo and Vick.  Lloyd has good upside, but could be a dud, and Moore and Heyward-Bey have limited upside in my opinion.  This unit’s success relies on the health of Nicks and continued growth of Green with extra defensive attention.
TE -- 6: I love Gates this year, as Vincent Jackson’s targets will now filter down to him and all reports indicate that his health is as good as it’s been in years.  Very worth the mid-round pick compared to the top two guys.

Hometown Mamas

QB1: Cam Newton
WR1: Roddy White
QB2: Philip Rivers
WR2: Jordy Nelson

WR3: Marques Colston
RB1: Arian Foster
WR4: Steve Johnson
RB2: Trent Richardson
WR5: Malcom Floyd
RB3: Reggie Bush
WR6: Anquan Boldin
RB4: Isaac Redman

RB5: Roy Helu
TE: Aaron Hernandez

QB -- 4: Newton at 17 is potentially a bust with the whole sophomore slump / rushing touchdown regression thing, but having Rivers, a viable bounce-back candidate, is a nice insurance policy.
RB -- 4: Foster is a monster, and there’s no argument here for him at 1, but the rest of her backs have question marks galore.  Can Bush or Richardson stay healthy?  Will Redman or Helu get enough action to be useful?  I don’t have much confidence in either.
WR -- 8: As solid a receiving corps top-to-bottom as you could get, with solid production from White and Colston and potentially explosive production from Nelson, as well as on-the-down-low output from Johnson and Floyd on bye weeks.  Boldin is a nice insurance policy for bench depth, but I might have taken another running back there.
TE -- 5: All reports I’ve heard indicate that Hernandez is going to be a big target in the Patriots’ offense this year, and getting him as late as she did is a major victory.

Sabotage The League

QB: Peyton Manning
WR1: Julio Jones

WR2: Antonio Brown
RB1: Chris Johnson
WR3: Jeremy Maclin
RB2: Matt Forte
WR4: Eric Decker
RB3: Jamaal Charles
WR5: Torrey Smith
RB4: Doug Martin
WR6: Reggie Wayne
RB5: Ryan Williams
WR7: Devone Bess

TE: Jared Cook

QB -- 1: Yes, Peyton Manning looks solid here, but in an 8-team league where Rivers, Romo, and Ryan are backups, this is definitely the weakest quarterbacked team.  I’ve seen some really inconsistent play from him this preseason, so we’ll see.
RB -- 8: A late first round pick stings, but Phil really picked up a lot of good, solid players with little bust potential, as well as two of the top breakout candidates in Martin and Williams (who I’d much rather have than Beanie Wells).  Most people would disagree with me here, but for my money the best top-to-bottom set of running backs in the league.
WR -- 5: I’m really disappointed in myself for putting this unit so low, because it’s chock full of potential breakouts – but they are only potential breakouts.  Jones is a stud, but he’s injury prone.  Brown has a small sample size.  Maclin has an injury prone quarterback.  Decker has a new old quarterback.  Smith has a conservative offense and inconsistent quarterback.  Wayne is getting old.  I love these guys on paper, but I need to see it.
TE -- 1: Again, this position is made weaker by the fact that a few teams took two tight ends, so Phil had to settle.  Cook has nice upside, but had the same hype last season, and was largely useless.

Trophy Me Maybe

QB: Tom Brady
WR1: Steve Smith

WR2: Demaryius Thomas
RB1: Darren McFadden
WR3: Pierre Garcon
RB2: Fred Jackson
WR4: DeSean Jackson
RB3: Willis McGahee
WR5: Santonio Holmes
RB4: BenJarvus Green-Ellis
WR6: Randy Moss
RB5: CJ Spiller

RB6: LeGarrette Blount
TE: Rob Gronkowski

QB -- 7: The recent talk about the turmoil on the Pats’ offensive line concerns me, but if they can get past that, Brady is going to have a monster season.  Check under your bed.
RB -- 6: I am on the record as saying that McFadden will be the fantasy MVP this season, but he is still a major risk to have as your top running back.  The Jackson/Spiller combo is nice, and McGahee and Green-Ellis were undervalued in drafts, in my opinion, so there’s some nice depth here.  Blount just punched a guy for not hearing his name.
WR -- 2: This is the weakest pair of starting receivers in the league, in my opinion, with Smith being boom-or-bust last year and getting older and Thomas being very unproven.  However, Garcon, Jackson, and Holmes are nice backups with solid upside, and Moss is the ultimate lottery ticket at receiver, and the best part is that you’ll know after just one game whether he’s worth keeping.
TE -- 7: I’m also on record as saying that Gronk won’t be nearly as good as last season (see Hernandez, Aaron), but he’s still a beast.  Just look at those dance moves.

DelCo’s Side-Arm Stud

QB1: Eli Manning
WR1: Andre Johnson
QB2: Ben Roethlisberger
WR2: Mike Wallace

WR3: Kendall Wright
RB1: LeSean McCoy

RB2: Marshawn Lynch
TE1: Vernon Davis
RB3: Ahmad Bradshaw
TE2: Jason Witten
RB4: Stevan Ridley

RB5: Shonn Greene

RB6: Jonathan Stewart

RB7: Cedric Benson

QB -- 2: He loaded up on running backs in an epic fashion, so having two back-end quarterbacks was pretty much expected.  At least he’s got two so he can play the matchups.
RB -- 7: Like I said, Kyle loaded up on running backs, and with the uncertain climate at the position, depth makes me a lot more confident in your team.  McCoy is great, but after that I have serious injury / workload / career year questions about everyone else, so I couldn’t have this group higher.  Plus, Cedric Benson’s on the team.  No shot at the top.
WR -- 1: He did this last year, too (only rostering three receivers), and his team was the worst in the league during the regular season.  Johnson and Wallace are two of my bigger bust candidates this year because of injury and holdout malaise concerns, but they also have big-time talent and upside, so who knows?  Kendall Wright better hope that Kenny Britt can’t get on the field, that’s all I’m saying.
TE -- 4: One of those teams that took a couple of middle-of-the-pack tight ends, this is a pretty good combo to have.  Upside is plentiful with Davis (anyone remember that he was the best tight end in fantasy a couple years ago?), and Witten is as consistent as anyone with a spleen.

Hoosier Daddy

QB1: Drew Brees
WR1: Greg Jennings
QB2: Matt Schaub
WR2: Wes Welker

WR3: Victor Cruz
RB1: Maurice Jones-Drew
WR4: Miles Austin
RB2: Darren Sproles
WR5: Robert Meachem
RB3: Beanie Wells
WR6: Michael Crabtree
RB4: Kevin Smith

TE1: Jermichael Finley

TE2: Tony Gonzalez

QB -- 5: Brees is likely to regress just a bit after, you know, massacring the single season passing record, but he’s still a beast.  Schaub is a serviceable backup, but pretty unnecessary in my opinion considering Brees’ track record of health recently.
RB -- 3: Not deep at all, but MJD and Sproles will be just fine as a starting pair.  Smith and Wells can pick up the slack early for MJD as he eases into action, but when both of those guys get hurt this team will be in trouble.  And they will get hurt.
WR -- 6: Running back and wide receiver strength are generally mutually exclusive, and this team is no different.  Excellent depth here, as well as high-floor studs in Jennings and Welker.  Crabtree is “meh,” given the Niners’ conservative offense and the addition of Manningham and Moss.
TE -- 3: Just like the above team, two middle-of-the-pack tight ends, but I think both of these guys are worse than Witten or Davis.  Really unlikely that he’ll be the worst at tight end, though.

J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets

QB1: Aaron Rodgers
WR1: Larry Fitzgerald
QB2: Jay Cutler
WR2: Dez Bryant

WR3: Percy Harvin
RB1: Steven Jackson
WR4: Vincent Jackson
RB2: Michael Turner
WR5: Kenny Britt
RB3: Ben Tate
WR6: Titus Young
RB4: Michael Bush

RB5: Mark Ingram
TE: Jimmy Graham

QB -- 8: Taking Rodgers at the second pick can’t really be argued considering his track record, and Cutler as an insurance policy is nice.  Nothing to see here, move on.
RB -- 2: Matt consistently ended up on the back end of running back runs (sorry, that was unintentional), but Jackson and Turner are serviceable starters.  The bench has upside if injuries occur, but without that they have limited use in an 8-team league.
WR -- 4: I probably should have this group higher, but I have concerns about everyone below Fitzgerald, despite the excellent upside.  Britt is an excellent lottery ticket, and Young is a popular pick to emerge as a productive receiver in the pass-obsessed Lions offense.  Oh, and Dez Bryant has a babysitter.  Gotta get that in there.
TE -- 8: If you take the top-projected tight end, in my opinion, you get the top rank.  ‘Nuff said.

Detroit Football

QB1: Matthew Stafford
WR1: Calvin Johnson
QB2: Matt Ryan
WR2: Brandon Marshall
QB3: Robert Griffin III
WR3: Dwayne Bowe

WR4: Denarius Moore
RB1: Adrian Peterson

RB2: Frank Gore
TE1: Brandon Pettigrew
RB3: Toby Gerhart
TE2: Owen Daniels

QB -- 6: Huge production from Stafford plus excellent upside and trade bait on the bench allows this group to leapfrog a roster with Drew Brees.
RB -- 1: The shallowest position group of any team in the league, right here.  Gerhart and Peterson are essentially one Vikings Running Back, so there really are no backs on the bench to cover for bye weeks or further injury.  But it is Adrian Peterson.
WR -- 7: To get only four receivers and have me rank that group as second-best in the league means you really landed some solid production, and I think that Megatron and Marshall are as money-in-the-bank as any receivers in the league this year.  Bowe is a solid third option, and Moore has some nice upside, but with only 3 receivers maximum required to start, this is a pretty good group.
TE -- 2: Pettigrew is going to be very consistent this season, but really doesn’t have much upside because of the routes he runs in the Lions’ offense.  Daniels is a pure backup in my opinion, and only worth anything in Week 5 when his entire team is on bye.

It should also be noted that Detroit Football rostered two kickers and two defenses (including the Lions D and kicker), which, while totally discouraged by yours truly, is going to make those positions pretty productive overall for him, especially for his epic Week 5 (aka Lions) bye week.

The Verdict

To aggregate these scores, I used a weighted average of the scores at each position, with the weights directly related to how many players you start at that position each week (counting the RB/WR position as 1/2 of a slot for each position).  That makes the quarterbacks and tight ends less important than the backs and receivers.  So who’s number 1?

8. DelCo’s Side-Arm Stud – Solid at RB but weak elsewhere.
7. Detroit Football – A lot of QB/TE/D/K/Lions, but really thin at RB/WR
6. Salt Lake City Big Tymers – Jack of all trades, master of none
5. Hoosier Daddy – Again, nothing great, nothing terrible. 
4. J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets – Top QB/TE but question marks at RB/WR
3. Trophy Me Maybe – Very good at three positions, should be fine at WR
2. Sabotage the League – Excellent RB/WR depth should counteract weak QB/TE
1. Hometown Mamas – No weak points and great WR depth.  The champ strikes back.

Thought I’d just mention that I do not view my team through rose-colored glasses, and am in fact quite concerned about my roster.  So there.  

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