Footballguys Staff Mock Draft 14, FPC Scoring, 12 team, 28 Round Best Ball

On August 26th the Footballguys staff got together for their 14th draft of 2015. A 12 team FPC Scoring, Best Ball draft with 28 rounds. Each participant answers questions about their selections and strategies, plus our Will Grant provides an in-depth unbiased summary of each team's draft. 

On August 26th, twelve members of the Footballguys staff got together for the site's 14th draft of 2015. Below is the league scoring format and bylaws. This draft mirrors the setup and format of the Footballguys Players Championship Draft Experts League

League Parameters

  • 12 teams
  • 28 roster spots
  • Starting Lineup
    • 1 quarterback
    • 2 running backs
    • 2 wide receivers
    • 1 tight end
    • 2 flex (either a running back, wide receiver, or tight end)
    • 1 team defense

League Scoring

  • Offensive Players
    • 4 points - passing touchdown
    • 6 points - rushing/receiving touchdown
    • 0.05 points - passing yard
    • 0.1 points - rushing/receiving yard
    • 1 point - reception RP, WR
    • 1.5 point - reception TE
  • Team Defense
    • 6 points - touchdown
    • -1 point - interception
    • 2 points - turnover recovered
    • 5 points - safety
    • 1 point - sack
    • 12 points - Offensive points against: 0-0
    • 8 points - Offensive points against: 1-6
    • 5 points - Offensive points against: 7-10
    • 0 point - Offensive points against: 11-99
    • 6 points each - Number of Defensive and Special Teams Touchdowns

THE DRAFT ORDER

The draft order was created randomly. After the first round, the draft continues in a regular serpentine manner. Click here for the Full Draft, pick by pick

1. John Lee
2. Steve Holloway
3. Dan Hindery
4. Chad Parsons
5. Jeff Tefertiller
6. Justin Howe
7. Alex Miglio
8. Cian Fahey
9. Matt Bitonti
10. David Dodds
11. James Brimacombe
12. Jene Bramel

Starting with John Lee from the 1.01 spot, Will Grant provides an unbiased evaluation of each team's draft performance followed by each owner answering a series of questions about their draft and strategies. 

John Lee: DRAFT POSITION 1

Pick Overall Selection
1.01 1 Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE
2.12 24 Luck, Andrew IND QB
3.01 25 Miller, Lamar MIA RB
4.12 48 Hyde, Carlos SFO RB
5.01 49 Tate, Golden DET WR
6.12 72 Johnson, Charles MIN WR
7.01 73 Boldin, Anquan SFO WR
8.12 96 Royal, Eddie CHI WR
9.01 97 Coleman, Tevin ATL RB
10.12 120 Cobb, David TEN RB
11.01 121 Johnson, David ARI RB
12.12 144 Cutler, Jay CHI QB
13.01 145 Baldwin, Doug SEA WR
14.12 168 Jones, Marvin CIN WR
15.01 169 Dunbar, Lance DAL RB
16.12 192 Helu, Roy OAK RB
17.01 193 Patriots, New England NEP Def
18.12 216 Riddick, Theo DET RB
19.01 217 Aiken, Kamar BAL WR
20.12 240 Tamme, Jacob ATL TE
21.01 241 49ers, San Francisco SFO Def
22.12 264 Rivera, Mychal OAK TE
23.01 265 Ajayi, Jay MIA RB
24.12 288 Janikowski, Sebastian OAK PK
25.01 289 Hardy, Justin ATL WR
26.12 312 Lee, Marqise JAC WR
27.01 313 Succop, Ryan TEN PK
28.12 336 Campanaro, Michael BAL WR

Overall Strategy:

Open the draft by taking the top TE and QB. Draft RB and WR for value beyond that.

Best Pick:

Andrew Luck 2.12. After opening the draft by taking the #1 TE in fantasy this season, Lee followed it up by taking the #1 QB late in the second round. Having only 4 pts per passing TD diminishes Luck’s value a bit more, but with the injuries to the Green Bay WR corps, Luck is still the consensus #1 QB going into the season. Starting the draft with Rob Gronkowski and Andrew Luck gave Lee a huge advantage at the start of the draft.

Worst Pick:

Jacob Tamme – 20.12. While Lee went out and scored Gronkowski with the #1 overall pick, he completely ignored the TE position until late in the draft. With 2 flex positions, 1.5 TE PPR and a best ball format, it would have been better to add a backup TE sooner. If Gronkowski goes down to injury, has a bye week or even has a week where the defense shuts him down, Lee has almost no support for the TE position.

Evaluation:  

Grabbing a TE and a QB with your first two picks puts you at a big disadvantage at the RB and WR positions. Especially when the rest of the league is fading QB and pounding the RB/WR picks right out of the gate. Lee made a reasonable attempt at a recovery but ended up with Lamar Miller and Carlos Hyde as his top two RBs and Golden Tate, Charles Johnson and Anquan Boldin as his top three WRs. Lee continued to add depth at RB and WR, and made some nice middle and late round selections to help boost his points per week due to the best ball format. With a starting core of Gronkowski and Luck, if his RBs and WRs perform reasonably well from week to week, Lee is going to be hard to beat.

1. You drafted six rookies, all but one were selected in the 10th round or later. Choose a few of these later round rookies and explain why you have high expectations for them this year. 
 
As a Footballguy whose background is predicated in the DFS space, I see best ball leagues in a similar fashion to guaranteed prize pools (GPP's) in daily fantasy--you're looking for upside with every player you roster.  The rookies I drafted in the later rounds all represent players that I recognized as having significant upside for the NFL level, despite not currently having a starting job.  Justin Hardy, David Cobb, and David Johnson are all players who just need something minor to go their way (i.e., injury, poor play above them, etc.) to jump into a starting role; in a 28-round, 14-team best ball league, I'm comfortable taking a flyer on that upside because strong value doesn't present itself often past the 10th round in that type of league.
 
2. Pick a player you are targeting in drafts this year and explain why drafting him is a good idea. 
 
Related to the first question, I find myself targeting David Johnson in the later rounds of drafts this season.  Andre Ellington has immense talent ahead of Johnson, but Ellington has historically been hampered by injury issues since his days at Clemson; furthermore, Ellington is not a bruising back capable of running 20+ carries in between tackles week after week. For those reasons, I think David Johnson could be used more than the bulk of the fantasy football community currently envisions.  Johnson is a big back at 6'1" and 220 pounds, who will likely get the goalline carries and short yardage situations; if he is successful in those situations, I could imagine a scenario where he becomes the primary back in the Cardinals' offense and Ellington takes on the passing downs role that better fits his physical makeup.  [If you're wondering, I think Chris Johnson's best days are behind him and pose no threat to the younger, bigger Johnson.]
 
3. Pick a player you are avoiding in drafts this year and explain why you are staying away.
 
I have yet to draft Emmanuel Sanders in any draft this season.  Why?  First (and most importantly), he is going way too early.  Secondly, secondary receivers in Gary Kubiak offenses have never performed well and Sanders is coming off a career season; he is too highly-valued for what the offense will allow him to do this season.  C.J. Anderson will be heavily used and Denver's defense should be a primary factor in many of the Broncos' wins this season, which means that the Peyton Manning will be called upon less to throw the ball...all of which means that Emmanuel Sanders will see a dramatic reduction in receptions, touchdowns, and yardage in 2016.  While others are drafting him, I've been picking up receivers like Mike Evans, Jordan Matthews, Keenan Allen, and Amari Cooper, all of whom are the primary receivers in their respective offenses.

Steve Holloway - Draft Position 2

Pick Overall Selection
1.02 2 Bell, LeVeon PIT RB
2.11 23 Olsen, Greg CAR TE
3.02 26 Cooks, Brandin NOS WR
4.11 47 Spiller, C.J. NOS RB
5.02 50 Cooper, Amari OAK WR
6.11 71 Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR
7.02 74 Maclin, Jeremy KCC WR
8.11 95 Ryan, Matt ATL QB
9.02 98 Romo, Tony DAL QB
10.11 119 Freeman, Devonta ATL RB
11.02 122 Wheaton, Markus PIT WR
12.11 143 Fleener, Coby IND TE
13.02 146 Stills, Kenny MIA WR
14.11 167 Perriman, Breshad BAL WR
15.02 170 Carr, Derek OAK QB
16.11 191 Broncos, Denver DEN Def
17.02 194 White, James NEP RB
18.11 215 Lockett, Tyler SEA WR
19.02 218 Vinatieri, Adam IND PK
20.11 239 Buccaneers, Tampa Bay TBB Def
21.02 242 Crosby, Mason GBP PK
22.11 263 Cunningham, Benny STL RB
23.02 266 Powell, Bilal NYJ RB
24.11 287 Gresham, Jermaine ARI TE
25.02 290 Shorts, Cecil HOU WR
26.11 311 Bailey, Stedman STL WR
27.02 314 Ridley, Stevan NYJ RB
28.11 335 Wright, Jarius MIN WR

Overall Strategy:

Draft Bell and ride out his suspension. Get a TE early and go with a solid QBBC to take full advantage of the best ball format.

Best Pick:

Tony Romo – 9.02. It’s really the back to back selection of Matt Ryan and Tony Romo that makes this such a solid selection. Holloway faded the QB position like everyone else, but landed two top 12 QBS with back to back picks at the end of 8 and beginning of 9. This is a great strategy in a normal fantasy league, but absolutely perfect QBBC in a best ball format. Holloway won’t have to worry about which QB to start from week to week and with Romo and Ryan on his team, he’ll probably finish the season in the top 5 with QB points. Well played.

Worst Pick:

Jeremy Maclin – 7.02. Aside from the obvious ‘will a KC receiver score a TD this season’ comment, the 7th round pick was Holloway’s last chance to fill in the gap that he had at RB. Taking Bell with his first pick left him short a RB for the first two weeks of the season and he only added C.J. Spiller before the 7th round. Instead of adding a 3rd RB to give him some depth, he picked up Maclin as his 4th WR and then executed his QBBC approach with his next two picks. By the time he was back on the clock at 10.11, 41 RBS has already been taken. That leaves him really weak at RB, especially the first two weeks of the season.

Evaluation:

Holloway executed a picture perfect QBBC for a best ball format. Most teams would be happy to start Romo or Ryan any week of the season. Holloway is guaranteed to have the best of both in this format. Drafting LeVeon Bell and Greg Olsen with his first two picks gave him a solid start at RB and TE and he pounded the WR spot with his next few picks. Maclin selection aside, Holloway has a solid stable of WR and he should field an extremely competitive lineup once Bell is back in the lineup. His biggest risk is at RB2 where most of his backups have serious question marks and if C.J. Spiller goes down to injury, Holloway is going to give up points ever week at the RB position.

1. How do you approach drafting quarterbacks in a best ball league?
 
I consider the quarterback position extremely valuable in best-ball leagues. WIth this league going 28 rounds, I suspected that there would be several back-ups drafted on hopes of possible playing time. I wanted to avoid having to take long shots, so I set my sights on the area just ahead of quarterback 10. I wanted Brees, but missed out on him by five picks. I was happy to get the Matt Ryan and Tony Romo combo and then added Derek Carr, who I like a lot with Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree in the 15th round. I was happy with those three and was not forced to take long-shots.
 
2. Would you rather have more depth at running back or wide receiver in a best ball league with no in-season management?
 
I much prefer to have strength at wide receiver in best-ball leagues. I drafted eleven, tops in this league. Even with several of my wide receivers being taken early, I love the potential of the lower round guys exploding for big weeks two to three times to lead my team. I almost always count on either wide receivers or tight ends being my flex plays. This was especially true in this draft, once I got LeVeon Bell to anchor my running backs.
 
3. Pick one of your young receivers drafted after round ten and explain why you are high on them this year. 
 
I have been targeting Markus Wheaton all summer, once Roethlisberger bagan talking him up. With the recent news on Matavius Bryant, he has moved up several draft boards and I think that he can be a consistent producer as my WR5 taken in the 11th round. I also think that folks are selling Kenny Stills short, he is much more than just a down the field target and I expect him to out-produce his draft position solidly.
 

Dan Hindery - Draft Position 3

Pick Overall Selection
1.03 3. Jones, Julio ATL WR
2.10 22. Forsett, Justin BAL RB
3.03 27. Hilton, T.Y. IND WR
4.10 46. Yeldon, T.J. JAC RB
5.03 51. Stewart, Jonathan CAR RB
6.10 70. Ivory, Chris NYJ RB
7.03 75. Jackson, Vincent TBB WR
8.10 94. Eifert, Tyler CIN TE
9.03 99. Seferian-Jenkins, Austin TBB TE
10.10 118. Johnson, Stevie SDC WR
11.03 123. Manning, Eli NYG QB
12.10 142. Winston, Jameis TBB QB
13.03 147. Reed, Jordan WAS TE
14.10 166. Parker, DeVante MIA WR
15.03 171. Bills, Buffalo BUF Def
16.10 190. Texans, Houston HOU Def
17.03 195. Herron, Dan IND RB
18.10 214. Bengals, Cincinnati CIN Def
19.03 219. Tucker, Justin BAL PK
20.10 238. Allen, Javorius BAL RB
21.03 243. Cowboys, Dallas DAL Def
22.10 262. Novak, Nick SDC PK
23.03 267. Smith, Devin NYJ WR
24.10 286. Bullock, Randy HOU PK
25.03 291. Hopkins, Dustin NOS PK
26.10 310. Cassel, Matt BUF QB
27.03 315. Rice, Ray FA* RB
28.10 334. Ginn Jr., Ted CAR WR

Overall Strategy:

Fade the quarterback position. Focus on running back and wide receiver for the early rounds, and then go back to back for a tight end by committee approach.

Best Pick:

Vincent Jackson – 7.03. Jackson is a solid WR2 in most fantasy leagues, and in a PPR league, he has a chance to be a top 20 WR. On Hindery’s team, Jackson is going to be his WR3 option and in a best ball format, Hindery will always be able to benefit every time Jackson performs well.

Worst Pick:

Hindery had some solid picks early and landed some great value at QB and WR. But in the later part of the draft, he squandered a lot of his flyer pics by taking four defenses and four place kickers.  Buffalo and Justin Tucker were his first DEF and PK respectively and both of them will probably start most weeks.  He would have been better off spending flyer picks on RBs and WRs rather than stockpiling a position where 75% of the players selected will not start in a given week.

Evaluation:  

Hindery drafted a solid team, and in a best ball format he’s going to do really well. His top RB and WR are all solid picks and with 2 flex positions in a best ball format, he should have no trouble filling a competitive lineup every week. His TE position is a little weak for a 1.5 PPR league, but the best ball format should help with that as well. The key to Hindery’s success will be if his pile of PKs and DEF justify the picks he spent to acquire them.

1. You selected four kickers and four defenses. Explain why you like this strategy in best ball leagues of this size.
 
I liked this strategy for three reasons. First, the starting lineups aren’t particularly deep with 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 TE and 1 Flex. So you’re only starting 7 RB/WR/TE every week. I was still able to draft 17 RB/WR/TE and should have those positions covered. By the time you get 300 picks into the draft, there’s nobody left who’s particularly likely to find their way into your top 7 very often. So the marginal utility of adding an 8th RB late in the draft just isn’t there. Second, there is a real bonus to having 4 defenses and 4 kickers every week. The odds of hitting a big 20 point game are obviously much higher if you have 4 than 2. Over the course of the season, my 4th defense is likely to be highest scoring a few times and could add 15-20 points to my season total. Defense is a high variance position with some huge weeks and some weeks of negative scoring. Having as many as possible is a big advantage. Third, adding four starters at both positions also allowed me to block my opponents from adding a 3rd at either position. It’s tough getting stuck with only two. Their DEF bye weeks, they will have one DEF and if they put up a clunker, they’re stuck with it. If they are averaging ~10 PPG at defense all season and I’m averaging ~18, that’s a real advantage. 5 owners were stuck with only two defenses, which is a real disadvantage. And it’s only costing me late round picks that have very little value to build up what should be a big advantage over the course of the season.
 
2. You drafted the two leading Ravens running backs, Justin Forsett and Javorius Allen. Explain why you think it is a good idea to have a running back tandem in a best ball league?
 
Allen was mostly a best player available type of pick and not necessarily drafted as a handcuff to Forsett. However, the extra security of hopefully locking in the Ravens RB (assuming Allen can beat out Taliaferro) production for the whole season is a nice bonus. Forsett is a little older and has had some injuries in the past. 
 
3. Talk about DeVante Parker. Why should people target him in drafts this year?
 
All the buzz on Parker was extremely positive from OTAs before he went down with an injury and he is a highly talented guy in a very good offense. Parker is big, fast and has a knack for contested catches. He has a great chance to follow in the footsteps of the 2014 first round WRs and make a major year one impact. I like him as early as the 11th round and felt like he was a steal in the 14th round. And the Odell Beckham Jr. parallels are fun to think about as well... 3rd WR off the board overall and taken in the top half of the first round of the draft. Somewhat forgotten about due to an injury keeping him out of training camp. Set to return early in the season and should immediately have a starting role on an offense in need of a big-play outside WR. There won’t be another Beckham-like rookie season, but I’ll happily settle for a poor man’s version in the 14th round.
 

Chad Parsons - Draft Position 4

Pick Overall Selection
1.04 4. Anderson, C.J. DEN RB
2.09 21. Jeffery, Alshon CHI WR
3.04 28. Matthews, Jordan PHI WR
4.09 45. Gurley, Todd STL RB
5.04 52. Robinson, Allen JAC WR
6.09 69. White, Roddy ATL WR
7.04 76. Sankey, Bishop TEN RB
8.09 93. Bell, Joique DET RB
9.04 100. Funchess, Devin CAR WR
10.09 117. Hill, Josh NOS TE
11.04 124. Rivers, Philip SDC QB
12.09 141. Jones, Matt WAS RB
13.04 148. Mariota, Marcus TEN QB
14.09 165. Green-Beckham, Dorial TEN WR
15.04 172. Artis-Payne, Cameron CAR RB
16.09 189. Green, Virgil DEN TE
17.04 196. Dolphins, Miami MIA Def
18.09 213. Zenner, Zach DET RB
19.04 220. Janis, Jeff GBP WR
20.09 237. Browns, Cleveland CLE Def
21.04 244. Austin, Tavon STL WR
22.09 261. Saints, New Orleans NOS Def
23.04 268. Walsh, Blair MIN PK
24.09 285. Sturgis, Caleb MIA PK
25.04 292. Michael, Christine SEA RB
26.09 309. Gould, Robbie CHI PK
27.04 316. Thompson, Juwan DEN RB
28.09 333. Graham, Garrett HOU TE

Overall Strategy:

RB/WR for the first eight rounds of the draft. Fade the TE and QB position.

Best Pick:

Joique Bell – 8.09. Bell is one of those ‘hot hand’ type of backs that can turn in a 10 touch,40 yard game one week and then a 20 touch, 110 yard, 2 TD game the following week. In a normal fantasy league, you can go crazy trying to catch the highs and lows. In a best ball league – he becomes one of your flex backs every time he goes off. 8.09 is good value for him too.

Worst Pick:

Josh Hill – 10.09. In a TE Bonus PPR league, it’s important to get at least one solid TE in the first few rounds of the draft. The top ones go fast and the longer you wait, the harder it is to field a solid starter. Josh Hill has a lot of questions and it’s hard to project him as anything more than a backup TE at this point in the season. By waiting too long to get his first TE, Parsons has to hope that Hill steps into a big chunk of the points that Jimmy Graham left when he moved to Seattle.

Evaluation:  

Good depth at RB and WR need to override the glaring weakness at TE. It’s just that simple for Parsons and his team. He has more than enough talent to handle the two flex spots with room to spare, but trotting out Josh Hill as his starting TE every week is going to hold his team back a bit. Philip Rivers and Marcus Mariota will be a reasonable 1-2 combination at QB, but in a best ball format, it wouldn’t have hurt Parsons to add a 3rd QB just in case.

1. You drafted four rookie running backs. Explain why you like these players and why others should target them. 
 
Todd Gurley is one of my go-to picks in the Round 4-5 range. For the cost of a low-RB2, a Gurley drafter gets top-shelf upside once he gets up to speed later in the season. I think of Gurley as I do a high-upside player with a 4-game suspension - ride out the slow start for the reward of impact on a per-game basis.
 
Matt Jones is one of my favorite 2015 prospects regardless of position. On tape he reminds me of a baby Marshawn Lynch. Jones has outstanding lateral agility for a big back and receiving acumen. As a pure talent, I like Jones better than Washington incumbent starter, Alfred Morris. When placing bets on non-starting running backs for fantasy, I side with talents I am confident to be above-average producers if the opportunity presents itself.
 
Cameron Artis-Payne won the situation lottery of rookie runners behind the taped-together Jonathan Stewart. Artis-Payne is a strong early down runner with plenty of production in his college background. There is limited competition for Artis-Payne on the depth chart and the only bigger locks in this world than a Jonathan Stewart injury are death and taxes.
 
Zach Zenner is a significant upside player. Joique Bell has been on the mend for weeks and Zenner projects as the strongest interior runner left on the Detroit depth chart. Zenner has one of the strongest production profiles of any undrafted running back of the past 15 years and, like Bell years ago, could be an emerging fantasy option for pennies on the dollar.
 
2. You selected a lot of youth in this draft. Explain why you like youth over experience in this best ball league.
 
Even more than traditional lineup-setting formats, I am an advocate of swing after swing at upside in best ball. A few big games justifies almost any selection and ho-hum volume alone does not win best ball leagues. Hitting on even a couple later round selections in best ball is the difference between middle of the pack and finishing in the money. On the age curve, I bet on younger players to emerge with those breakout-level seasons compared to their draft cost. 
 
3. Talk about Jeff Janis vs. Ty Montgomery and the WR3 battle in Green Bay. You selected Janis ahead of Montgomery. Explain why you like him over Montgomery this year. 
 
This decision blends well with the previous questions regarding best ball specific format. In a standard league, Montgomery is the prudent selection. He is currently ahead of Janis on the Green Bay depth chart and likely to see more snaps out of the gate. However, I see Jeff Janis as the higher upside play. If one of them hits big in 2015, my bet is on Jeff Janis, the only true field stretcher on the depth chart and closest thing to the now-absent Jordy Nelson. On the flip side, Janis is more likely to be a non-producer and start zero games for me over the season. In best ball, that does not matter with eight wide receivers to choose from weekly. I went hard at receiver with four selections in the opening six rounds, making the boom-bust profile of Jeff Janis the better Round 19 target.
 

Jeff Tefertiller - Draft Position 5

Pick Overall Selection
1.05 5. Bryant, Dez DAL WR
2.08 20. Evans, Mike TBB WR
3.05 29. Hopkins, DeAndre HOU WR
4.08 44. Foster, Arian HOU RB
5.05 53. Johnson, Andre IND WR
6.08 68. Vereen, Shane NYG RB
7.05 77. Walker, Delanie TEN TE
8.08 92. LaFell, Brandon NEP WR
9.05 101. Woodhead, Danny SDC RB
10.08 116. Brady, Tom NEP QB
11.05 125. Daniels, Owen DEN TE
12.08 140. Palmer, Carson ARI QB
13.05 149. Hillman, Ronnie DEN RB
14.08 164. Dorsett, Phillip IND WR
15.05 173. Wayne, Reggie NEP WR
16.08 188. Osweiler, Brock DEN QB
17.05 197. McKinnon, Jerick MIN RB
18.08 212. Sanchez, Mark PHI QB
19.05 221. Hauschka, Steven SEA PK
20.08 236. Walford, Clive OAK TE
21.05 245. Chargers, San Diego SDC Def
22.08 260. Redskins, Washington WAS Def
23.05 269. Garoppolo, Jimmy NEP QB
24.08 284. Bears, Chicago CHI Def
25.05 293. Zuerlein, Greg STL PK
26.08 308. Santos, Cairo KCC PK
27.05 317. Langford, Jeremy CHI RB
28.08 332. Smith, Antone ATL RB

Overall Strategy:

Hit WR early and often. Lock up NE QB situation and fade the RB position.

Best Pick:

Tom Brady – 10.08. Brady is the perfect best ball QB, especially when Jeff paired him with Jimmy Garoppolo with his 23rd round pick. Brady may or may not be suspended for the first four games of the season, but Jeff won’t have to worry either way. He landed a top 5 QB in PPG with a 10th round pick. Nice.

Worst Pick:

Arian Foster – 4.08. Takin Foster as his first RB is a huge risk for Tefertiller. He’s going to miss anywhere from four to eight weeks based on current projections and it could be even longer. By focusing on the WR so heavily early, Jeff’s top running back for the first part of the season could be Shane Vereen or Danny Woodhead.

Evaluation:

Jeff put a ton of faith in his ability to flex in solid WRs in a PPR league. But the problem is that he is going to give up five or six pointer per week for each of his starting running backs. Vereen and Woodhead are good RBS to have in a PPR, best ball league. However, they are not going to put up RB1 type of numbers this season and a bad week could really leave him vulnerable. He made some nice flyer type picks later in the draft, but with Foster out the first part of the season, he needs guys that can help early, not down the road.

1. You drafted Arian Foster fairly early (4.08). Explain why targeting Foster even this early, is a good idea.  

I wanted an upside RB in the 4th round after taking three very strong WRs in the first three rounds.  I debated between Foster and Gurley, and eventually went with Foster due to his proven excellence.  Foster is a Top5 fantasy option almost every week he is active.  While I like Gurley's future, it will be difficult for him to be as effective behind the Rams' weak OLine.  I knew I could get a couple of backs later to get me by, and was happy to draft Vereen and Woodhead.  
 
2. You drafted five wide receivers in the first eight rounds. Explain why you like this strategy. 

In the best ball leagues, I like to load up on WRs just to take advantage of the wide variance of outcomes.  In these types of leagues, you draft for upside without worry of poor outings.  I just hope to have enough depth to overcome these poor WR games.  The league takes my top four WR games each week.  I hope to have four strong outings to pull from.
 
3. What is the biggest difference in draft strategy between a best ball league and a league with in-season management?  

With in-season leagues, drafting for the "floor" each week is a concern.  In best ball, you want as many elite games each week from your players as you can squeeze out.  For this reason, I drafted three backup NFL QBs just to take advantage of any injuries which may happen since there is no waiver wire.  Also, at the end of the draft, you must consider which players (and positions) will have the best chance to put up big points.  This is one reason I made sure to have three TEs, three Kickers, and three Defenses.

Justin Howe - Draft Position 6

Pick Overall Selection
1.06 6. Lacy, Eddie GBP RB
2.07 19. Hill, Jeremy CIN RB
3.06 30. Sanders, Emmanuel DEN WR
4.07 43. Bennett, Martellus CHI TE
5.06 54. Martin, Doug TBB RB
6.07 67. Decker, Eric NYJ WR
7.06 78. Smith, Steve BAL WR
8.07 91. Colston, Marques NOS WR
9.06 102. Blount, LeGarrette NEP RB
10.07 115. Newton, Cam CAR QB
11.06 126. Green, Ladarius SDC TE
12.07 139. Quick, Brian STL WR
13.06 150. Moncrief, Donte IND WR
14.07 163. Smith, Alex KCC QB
15.06 174. Gray, Jonas NEP RB
16.07 187. Watson, Ben NOS TE
17.06 198. Fitzpatrick, Ryan NYJ QB
18.07 211. Packers, Green Bay GBP Def
19.06 222. Ravens, Baltimore BAL Def
20.07 235. Lions, Detroit DET Def
21.06 246. Taliaferro, Lorenzo BAL RB
22.07 259. Escobar, Gavin DAL TE
23.06 270. Prater, Matt DET PK
24.07 283. Hartley, Garrett PIT PK
25.06 294. Patterson, Cordarrelle MIN WR
26.07 307. Johnson, Chris ARI RB
27.06 318. Scobee, Josh PIT PK
28.07 331. Carrier, Derek WAS TE

Overall Strategy:

Fade the QB position while trying to land solid picks at RB, WR and TE.  Take advantage of the BB and 1.5 TE PPR format to stockpile flyer TEs.

Best Pick:

Martellus Bennett – 4.07. In at 1.5 TE PPR league, it’s not uncommon to see three or four TEs fly off the board in the first couple rounds. Martellus Bennett is a solid tier 2 TE that will see a lot of action this season as the Chicago offense struggles to find a new identity. With early injuries to Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White possibly lost for the season, Bennett represents a nice safety blanket for Jay Cuter to look for again and again. Bennett’s size and athleticism make him an excellent target, and landing him in the middle of the 4th round is great value.

Worst Pick:

Alex Smith – 14.07.  Howe waited a bit too long to take his backup QBS. Cam Newton is a fine starter and should produce well week to week. But Alex Smith is more of a game manager than an every week threat and he’s going to struggle at times this season. In a best ball format, you hope that your backup QB might fire up for a game or two and beat out your starter but Smith isn’t really a guy that’s going to do that.

Evaluation:

If Cam Newton stays healthy and has a good season, this team is going to do very well. Howe has good depth at RB, WR and TE and Newton is a pretty solid option for a starting QB. If he can stay healthy and Howe doesn’t have to count on Alex Smith or Ryan Fitzpatrick too much, his team is going to be in every game this season.  Howe also has good depth at the PK and DEF position, so in a best ball format, he should have enough coverage from week to week. I really like his flyer TE picks because an injury at any point in the season can have these guys turning in a 3 or 4 catch week which at 1.5 PPR can really boost Howe’s weekly score.

1. You have a lot of age and experience in your wide receiver corps. Explain why you like this philosophy over youth in this best ball league.
 
To be honest, experience wasn't the driving factor in assembling this group, though it certainly helped my perception of them when I projected everyone. These guys fell to me as key members of a group I consider to have real WR2/3 upside at discount prices. That's especially true for Decker, who looks like an 80-catch guy and came to me in the 6th round; other owners opted for unknowns like Nelson Agholor and Davante Adams. I like both those guys, but Decker has an established track record - with a wide variety of QBs, both good and bad - that points to big numbers in an offense that will pass more than many think. And that kind of track record obviously shows up in Colston and Smith, as well, two guys near the end but still in line to command a huge chunk of their teams' attention.
 
Besides, the youngsters I like the most come heavily discounted. I love guys like Odell Beckham, Jr. and Brandin Cooks, but their upsides are baked into their ADPs, and chasing that limits your value and flexibility.
 
2. Explain how important it is to be mindful of bye weeks. Is it any more important in a best ball league?
 
Truthfully, I don't pay much attention to byes until the middle rounds. I'm really only aiming for the minimum number of starters to be available each week, but with a caveat: those minimums all need to be dependable guys. This is a league without in-season management, of course, and I don't want to enter the season relying upon a Moncrief or Patterson to start. They could well become startable guys by the time the day comes, but I don't feel comfortable staring at a week in which I basically punt a key position.
 
3. Would you rather be more confident in your wide receivers or your running backs in this league?
 
By the numbers, the top MFL10 winners from last year went heavy at WR and lighter at RB. Backs simply carry much higher bust rates, and it's hard to feel confident about getting real contributors beyond the first three rounds or so. We love unprovens like Ameer Abdullah, and assumed value plays like Doug Martin, here in August. But the historical numbers indicate that the majority of guys taken in their range will fail to return that full value. That's nothing against either of those guys, both of whom I like, It's just an observation that RB, such a volatile and unpredictable position beyond the top 10-12, can be a real mid-round value trap. Generally speaking, owners in all leagues should be either loading furiously at RB in the first 2-3 rounds, or plunging full-on into zero-RB mode and lining up a bevy of mid-to-late-round guys. Both are logical, successful strategies, of course.

Furthermore, I just like the WR value in the middle rounds. In Rounds 6-10, I could chase RBs on shaky fantasy ground like Bishop Sankey or the Falcons backs, or proven guys with occasional big games like Decker or Steve Smith.  This is especially true in a best-ball league; I'm very, very comfortable in the odds of 2-3 of my proven mid-round wideouts producing in the same week.

Alex Miglio - Draft Position 7

Pick Overall Selection
1.07 7. Peterson, Adrian MIN RB
2.06 18. Green, A.J. CIN WR
3.07 31. McCoy, LeSean BUF RB
4.06 42. Allen, Keenan SDC WR
5.07 55. Jackson, DeSean WAS WR
6.06 66. Thomas, Julius JAC TE
7.07 79. Mathews, Ryan PHI RB
8.06 90. Brees, Drew NOS QB
9.07 103. Mason, Tre STL RB
10.06 114. Gates, Antonio SDC TE
11.07 127. Floyd, Michael ARI WR
12.06 138. Flacco, Joe BAL QB
13.07 151. Amendola, Danny NEP WR
14.06 162. Seahawks, Seattle SEA Def
15.07 175. Griffin III, Robert WAS QB
16.06 186. Cook, Jared STL TE
17.07 199. Hurns, Allen JAC WR
18.06 210. Williams, Damien MIA RB
19.07 223. Bailey, Dan DAL PK
20.06 234. Vikings, Minnesota MIN Def
21.07 247. Robinson, Josh IND RB
22.06 258. Giants, New York NYG Def
23.07 271. Gillmore, Crockett BAL TE
24.06 282. Folk, Nick NYJ PK
25.07 295. Hawkins, Andrew CLE WR
26.06 306. Barner, Kenjon PHI RB
27.07 319. Myers, Jason JAC PK
28.06 330. Roberts, Andre WAS WR

Overall Strategy:

Focus on the best available RB or WR early and then sprinkle in a TE or a QB when possible.

Best Pick:

LeSean McCoy – 3.07. McCoy looks like an RB2 with reasonable upside and in a best ball format, his up and down performances are reasonably protected with some solid drafting. Miglio landed a second round RB in the middle of the 3rd round.  This draft happened before Fred Jackson was cut, so that doesn’t even factor into this ranking.

Worst Pick:

Tre Mason – 9.07. Mason looks to have lost his job to Todd Gurley and the St. Louis RB situation has some big question marks. Mason has very limited upside unless there’s an injury to Gurley and Miglio already had 3 RBs on his team with McCoy, Adrian Peterson and Ryan Mathews. He would have been better taking a more established back like Darren Sproles or adding a second TE given the bonus PPR for TE.

Evaluation:  

Miglio has one of the deepest RB stables in the game and he’s going to need it with the challenges that he has at TE. The injury to Julius Thomas happened after the draft, but because Miglio took Antonio Gates as his second option, he’s not going to be extremely thin at the TE position for the first four game of the season. Drafting Jared Cook means Miglio won’t draw a total blank from week to week, but he’ll need his RB and WRs flex positions to pull him up. Drew Brees and Joe Flacco are solid QB options and the Seattle Defense should give him a few extra points each week too.

1. Pick two players (not necessarily on your team) that people are forgetting about in drafts this year. Explain why you are high on them this year. 
 
I'm going to go with a couple of guys on my team, just to toot my own horn a bit. Those would be Allen Hurns and Danny Amendola.
 
Hurns is getting some buzz after another solid outing against the Detroit Lions in Week 3 of the preseason. His good preseason coupled with some huge games as a rookie haven't been enough to buoy his ADP, however. He might be more of a boom-or-bust candidate, but Jacksonville's current No. 2 receiver can be had for a song in most leagues.
 
Amendola is in a similar boat, though he has been largely invisible this preseason. The Patriots starting offense as a whole has been abysmal, perhaps a product of Tom Brady's ongoing court visits. Amendola figures to get plenty of playing time this season, and he could be a real difference maker in some leagues.
 
2. What advice would you give to someone drafting in a FPC league? 
 
There are certainly differences between best-ball and season-long strategies, but the biggest one I would say is to remember the running backs. It's easy to get taken in by the scoring format—tight ends are more valuable with 1.5 points per reception—but ignoring the running back position could be disastrous if the rest of the league scoops them up. Also, if it is a best-ball league, drafting three defenses and possibly three kickers is advisable with such a deep bench. 
 
3. What is the biggest mistake people make when drafting for a best ball league?
 
Going "Zero RB" or somesuch strategy. There are no waivers in best ball, and that is a major component of said strategy. Without waivers, you are throwing up prayers in the later rounds, trying to make up for lost ground by guessing at who might take over for an injured star or break out despite being buried on the depth chart. Going into a best ball draft with a rigid positional strategy is the easiest way to get in trouble with your roster.
 

Cian Fahey - Draft Position 8

Pick Overall Selection
1.08 8. Charles, Jamaal KCC RB
2.05 17. Murray, DeMarco PHI RB
3.08 32. Kelce, Travis KCC TE
4.05 41. Murray, Latavius OAK RB
5.08 56. Bryant, Martavis PIT WR
6.05 65. Landry, Jarvis MIA WR
7.08 80. Wright, Kendall TEN WR
8.05 89. Garcon, Pierre WAS WR
9.08 104. Sproles, Darren PHI RB
10.05 113. Tannehill, Ryan MIA QB
11.08 128. Ebron, Eric DET TE
12.05 137. McFadden, Darren DAL RB
13.08 152. Davis, Knile KCC RB
14.05 161. Davis, Vernon SFO TE
15.08 176. Clay, Charles BUF TE
16.05 185. Robinson, Denard JAC RB
17.08 200. Taylor, Tyrod BUF QB
18.05 209. Cardinals, Arizona ARI Def
19.08 224. Hoyer, Brian HOU QB
20.05 233. McCown, Josh CLE QB
21.08 248. Falcons, Atlanta ATL Def
22.05 257. Bryant, Matt ATL PK
23.08 272. Jennings, Greg MIA WR
24.05 281. Matthews, Chris SEA WR
25.08 296. Hunter, Justin TEN WR
26.05 305. Gabriel, Taylor CLE WR
27.08 320. Williams, Karlos BUF RB
28.05 329. Nicks, Hakeem TEN WR

Overall Strategy:

Fade the QB position. Go with three top RBS and a TE to start the draft. Then add RB and WR based on who is available.

Best Pick:

Darren Sproles – 9.08. Sproles is a forgotten man in many drafts this year, especially since Philadelphia added DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews this off season. But in a PPR league, Sproles has the potential to turn in double-digit games week after week and in this format, he represents huge value. With a best ball format and 2 flex positions, Sproles is almost guaranteed to be in your lineup every week and he’s a great pick by Fahey at 9.08.

Worst Pick:

Kendall Wright – 7.08. The Tennessee passing game is going to be a mess this season and even though Kendall Write has some talent, he’s not a ‘must have’ guy.  In a best ball format, he should produce well enough on certain weeks to make the starting lineup, but since Fahey faded the position a bit, he’s counting on Wright to put up starter numbers every week.

Evaluation:

Fahey took a shotgun approach to the QB and TE positions, loading up with four guys each, all of whom can put up points from week to week. This should give him a solid base to start from and his RB and WR will change from week to week based on who performs the best. The key to Fahey’s success though is going to be how well his wide receivers perform. Martavis Bryant was his first WR selection and he begins the season with a four game suspension. That means he’ll be looking for Kendall Wright, Pierre Garcon and Jarvis Landry to carry his team for a few weeks. Fahey really needs one or two of his guys to come up with a surprise touchdown each week or his weak WR group is going to drag down the rest of his team. Fahey also finished the draft with only 1 PK – which will guarantee him a zero one week and could seriously damage his season if Matt Bryant were to be hurt.

1. Would you rather have youth and high potential or experience and high floor on your team for a best ball league?
 
You really have to mix both because that's the only way to maximize value for each draft spot. If forced to choose between one or the other, I'm always more likely to trend towards experience and high floor. You can't make adjustments after the draft in best ball, so if you have a high potential, young player who ends up needing a year to translate to the NFL, you can't cut/replace him.
 
2. What strategies do you use knowing you won't be able to make any in-season adjustments to your team?
 
I'm more aggressive in pursuit of quarterbacks and tight ends. I still don't take quarterbacks early, but I will take them earlier than I would in a normal league. Quarterbacks at the 10th/11th round of 12 team drafts(often Philip Rivers/Ryan Tannehill/Sam Bradford) are normally those that tempt me most.
 
3. If you could dominate any one position in a best ball league, what would it be and why?
 
Running back. It's simple really. I think I'm more likely to get value from deep threat receivers who can afford to be less consistent on a week-by-week basis instead of getting lucky with a backup running back who emerges into an unexpected starting spot.

Matt Bitonti - Draft Position 9

Pick Overall Selection
1.09 9. Brown, Antonio PIT WR
2.04 16. Graham, Jimmy SEA TE
3.09 33. Gordon, Melvin SDC RB
4.04 40. Morris, Alfred WAS RB
5.09 57. Marshall, Brandon NYJ WR
6.04 64. Watkins, Sammy BUF WR
7.09 81. Wallace, Mike MIN WR
8.04 88. Manning, Peyton DEN QB
9.09 105. Crowell, Isaiah CLE RB
10.04 112. Bradford, Sam PHI QB
11.09 129. Williams, Andre NYG RB
12.04 136. Coleman, Brandon NOS WR
13.09 153. Blue, Alfred HOU RB
14.04 160. Williams, Maxx BAL TE
15.09 177. West, Terrance CLE RB
16.04 184. Hankerson, Leonard ATL WR
17.09 201. Jets, New York NYJ Def
18.04 208. Manziel, Johnny CLE QB
19.09 225. Williams, DeAngelo PIT RB
20.04 232. Brown, Corey CAR WR
21.09 249. Steelers, Pittsburgh PIT Def
22.04 256. Fiedorowicz, C.J. HOU TE
23.09 273. Polk, Chris HOU RB
24.04 280. Carpenter, Dan BUF PK
25.09 297. Forbath, Kai WAS PK
26.04 304. Myers, Brandon TBB TE
27.09 321. Kerley, Jeremy NYJ WR
28.04 328. Coates, Sammie PIT WR

Overall Strategy:  

Fade the QB position. Lock up solid WRs and hope one of his RB choices pans out each week.  

Best Pick:

Peyton Manning  QB – 8.04. With only 4 pts per passing TD, it’s not uncommon for guys to wait on a quarterback. However, this league went a bit overboard and Bitonti was able to take advantage of it.  Peyton has dropped a little in our rankings, but he’s still going in the 3rd or 4th round in most leagues. To land him at 8.04 was huge value.  Peyton is a good BB quarterback because there may be a week or two that he struggles and then the following week he’ll have 5 TD passes.

Worst Pick:

Isaiah Crowell RB – 9.09. Taking Crowell in a BB league isn’t a bad choice. Taking him at 9.09 is actually a reasonable draft position to take him as well. The problem with Bitonti’s team is that Crowell is his #3 back and waiting until 9.09 to take him means he’s hurting at RB. Alfred Morris and Melvin Gordon are both RB2 type of players, so it would have been better to grab a 3rd RB sooner so that he had some balance in case of injury or bye weeks.

Evaluation:

Bitonti focused on the WR position early, and landed some solid options, especially in a best ball league. But to do it, he had to fade the RB position and he’s placing a lot of hope on Alfred Morris and Melvin Gordon. He took a shotgun approach to his backup RBS, and hopefully one or two of them will pan out at different points in the season to help bolster his RBS. At TE, Jimmy Graham was a good choice and should be a top performer from week to week. Peyton Manning was a good choice at QB and excellent value at 8.04. If Sam Bradford stays healthy, he should be a nice complement to Manning as well.

1. What was your draft strategy heading into this league?

My strategy was to target impact RB and WR early, and to wait on QB until the middle rounds, at least after round 6. Steelers WR Antonio Brown was an easy pick at 1.09, he should be very productive this season. I also have been targeting Seattle TE Jimmy Graham relatively early and was able to snag him at 2.04. I passed on several RB options to take the TE and hope that I can find those players in rounds 3 and 4. I liked targeting my WR2 and WR3 in the mid rounds, I especially like Brandon Marshall to be productive with Ryan “Fitzmagic” at the helm and Mike Wallace could be an excellent fit with Teddy Bridgewater’s deep ball ability. Sammy Watkins was a lottery ticket in round six but there should be some games where he breaks out. Seeing Peyton Manning in round 8 seemed like he was there too long and the quarterback run started around that time. I am extremely high on Sam Bradford in Chip Kelly’s offense. If healthy, he will be a fantasy machine.

2. What player on your team is the most vital to your team's success? Explain why you like that player this year.

This draft hinges on San Diego RB Melvin Gordon at 3.09 and Washington RB Alfred Morris at 4.04. Gordon worries me as his pass protection is not up to snuff and teams usually do not take chances with rookies who can’t pick-up the blitz. Morris should be steady behind Washington’s offensive line, which I have graded as a top tier option this season. To supplement the risk with Gordon, I drafted the two backs from the Cleveland RB corp as they are one of my highest rated offensive lines and I feel like whoever takes a hold of that job could be an excellent source of points. Forced to predict I think it will be Isaiah Crowell. Took a similar approach with Houston RB’s Alfred Blue and Chris Polk. Blue should have a hot start to the season and I could see him holding that job. New York Giants running back Andre Williams should be a solid choice for goal-line carries and after Rashad Jennings’ annual injury he could easily be the top back for that team. Overall I made a lot of moves at running back, hopefully at least a few of them pan out.

3. What player on your team do you feel you received the most value based on where he was drafted?

Probably Bradford in round 10. If he pans out and stays upright for sixteen games he will be drafted much higher in next year’s leagues. I like Brandon Coleman’s physical upside in round 12, and feel like Brees should be able to find him plenty during the season. I am a believer in Leonard Hankerson in round 16, especially as it’s rare that both Julio Jones and Roddy White stay healthy. Even if they do, Hankerson is a plus matchup against smaller slot corners. He’s just coming into his own and could be poised for a breakout. I just want to note that I did not mean to take two kickers with the same bye week. Something went wrong with the internet, or maybe I just got distracted but either way I wasn’t aware of Dan Carpenter pick.

David Dodds - Draft Position 10

Pick Overall Selection
1.10 10. Beckham, Odell NYG WR
2.03 15. Forte, Matt CHI RB
3.10 34. Gore, Frank IND RB
4.03 39. Abdullah, Ameer DET RB
5.10 58. Adams, Davante GBP WR
6.03 63. Witten, Jason DAL TE
7.10 82. Wilson, Russell SEA QB
8.03 87. Ertz, Zach PHI TE
9.10 106. Allen, Dwayne IND TE
10.03 111. Stafford, Matthew DET QB
11.10 130. Bridgewater, Teddy MIN QB
12.03 135. Cruz, Victor NYG WR
13.10 154. Crabtree, Michael OAK WR
14.03 159. Randle, Rueben NYG WR
15.10 178. Jackson, Fred FA* RB
16.03 183. Rams, St. Louis STL Def
17.10 202. Harvin, Percy BUF WR
18.03 207. Gostkowski, Stephen NEP PK
19.10 226. Starks, James GBP RB
20.03 231. Colts, Indianapolis IND Def
21.10 250. Bowe, Dwayne CLE WR
22.03 255. Montgomery, Ty GBP WR
23.10 274. McManus, Brandon DEN PK
24.03 279. Raiders, Oakland OAK Def
25.10 298. Wilson, Marquess CHI WR
26.03 303. Dawson, Phil SFO PK
27.10 322. Chandler, Scott NEP TE
28.03 327. Douglas, Harry TEN WR

Overall Strategy:

Value Based drafting as it was meant to be. Take advantage of the 1.5 TE PPR and load up on pass catching guys to flex into the lineup when they have a good game.

Best Pick:

Russell Wilson – 7.10. Typical Dodds pick. Once Andrew Luck and Aaron Rodgers were off the board, everyone avoided the QB position like it was toxic waste. But at some point, people were going to come back to it and Dodds broke the ice taking Wilson at the end of the 7th round. That’s about 50 spots lower than his current ADP and about 30 slots lower than his value is in a 4 pt passing TD league. It also touched off a QB run, allowing Dodds to scoop up more TE value while everyone scrambled to get a QB.

Worst Pick:

Matthew Stafford – 10.03. After scoring huge value with Russell Wilson at 7.10, Dodds pulls a bit of a head scratcher taking Stafford at 10.03. Not that Stafford isn’t a good pick. Not that taking him in the 10th round isn’t good value. He will definitely put up top 10 numbers so landing him in the 10th is great. The question is why? Dodds already landed his starting QB with Wilson a couple rounds earlier. Stafford has the same bye week so Dodds still needed a 3rd QB with his next pick. There were plenty of other quality QBs still available, so waiting another round wouldn’t have cost him much. Stafford was the right pick for a team that didn’t need him. It’s a bit odd to call Stafford the ‘worst’ pick, but there were a couple other options that Dodds could have taken here given the huge value he found with Wilson at 7.10.

Evaluation:  

Looking at this roster, I’d almost think that this was an auction league. Dodds took the 10th spot and put on a clinic for how to draft a value-based best ball team. Starting out with Odell Beckham and Matt Forte were great, but most guys would come out with a similar lineup given that draft spot. But next round, Dodds added Frank Gore and Ameer Abdullah to give him three solid RBS to start with. He added Davante Adams next, a guy who could potentially put up high WR2 numbers and then Jason Witten to give him a nice pass-catching TE. We talked about finding gold with Wilson in the 7th and then Dodds added Zack Ertz and Dwayne Allen with his next two picks. In a 1.5 TE PPR league, these guys have good upside and in a best ball, 2 flex format, any time they get hot, you’re going to see them in the lineup.  He added depth at RB and WR with his next few picks and finished the draft with three defenses and three kickers – a great play in a best ball format. Even his flyer picks could turn into gold: Ty Montgomery, Percy Harvin, Victor Cruz, Fred Jackson, James Starks. Any of those guys to turn in a big week or two given the right situation.  Despite being the 10th overall pick, Dodds drafted the team to beat in this league.

1. In this league, would you rather target more running backs or wide receivers in the first five rounds. Does it matter what draft position you have?

If RBs get drafted at a normal rate, I prefer to take RBs early in a best ball. If you don't get some horses in this format, you may find yourself with zeroes late in the year as a lot of RBs will miss a few games through the year. Clearly though, I don't go into any draft thinking I have to take any kind of position at a spot. I like to pounce on the value that is present.

2. Who is the one player you are targeting in the middle rounds of drafts this year? Explain why you are high on this player this year.

TE Heath Miller is coming at a huge discount despite being a guy who will receive extended targets early in the year with Bell and Bryant suspensions.

3. How much emphasis do you put in exploiting weekly match-ups when selecting your team? Is it more important in a best ball league?

I think you want to make sure you have solid coverage in all weeks. For example, If your plan is to have three Defs, It's likely a better tactic to have their bye weeks on different weeks.

James Brimacombe - Draft Position 11

Pick Overall Selection
1.11 11. Cobb, Randall GBP WR
2.02 14. Johnson, Calvin DET WR
3.11 35. Ingram, Mark NOS RB
4.02 38. Randle, Joseph DAL RB
5.11 59. Bernard, Giovani CIN RB
6.02 62. Agholor, Nelson PHI WR
7.11 83. Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB
8.02 86. Cameron, Jordan MIA TE
9.11 107. Smith, Torrey SFO WR
10.02 110. Rodgers, Richard GBP TE
11.11 131. Sims, Charles TBB RB
12.02 134. Williams, Terrance DAL WR
13.11 155. Robinson, Khiry NOS RB
14.02 158. Bortles, Blake JAC QB
15.11 179. Amaro, Jace NYJ TE
16.02 182. Foles, Nick STL QB
17.11 203. Huff, Josh PHI WR
18.02 206. Panthers, Carolina CAR Def
19.11 227. Ball, Montee DEN RB
20.02 230. Sanu, Mohamed CIN WR
21.11 251. Jaguars, Jacksonville JAC Def
22.02 254. Parkey, Cody PHI PK
23.11 275. Catanzaro, Chandler ARI PK
24.02 278. Strong, Jaelen HOU WR
25.11 299. Oliver, Branden SDC RB
26.02 302. Asiata, Matt MIN RB
27.11 323. Quarless, Andrew GBP TE
28.02 326. Toon, Nick NOS WR

Overall Strategy:

Start the draft with 3 RB and 3 WR for the first 6 picks. Stockpile a couple TE flyers in case of an injury.

Best Pick:

Ben Roethlisberger – 7.11. This league faded the QB position a lot, but Brimacombe was smart enough to grab a second tier guy before the QB run happened in the 8th and 9th rounds. With Le’Veon Bell suspended for two games, Roethlisberger is going to have to focus on winning through the air early. He’s also a ‘tough as nails’ QB who will be on the field if he’s breathing and finds a way to win. Grabbing him late in the 7th round is huge vaue.

Worst Pick:

Richard Rodgers – 10.02. I don’t think the Rodgers is a bad pick in a 1.5 TE PPR league, especially with the injuries that the Packers have at WR. But spending a 10th round pick on him seems pretty high – even in a best ball format. Guys like Josh Hill and Antonio Gates have bigger upside potential and they were still on the board when Brimacombe took Rodgers. Rodgers might jump up and steal a TD or two this season, but he probably won’t reach 10th round value.

Evaluation:  

A solid team with some potential to do very well. Brimacombe stuck to the QB fade but the second he saw Dodds take the 3rd QB, he quickly followed suit and landed Roethlisberger in the 7th round. That’s huge value and he got in before the run, allowing him to take full advantage of hitting the RB and WR well again and again, but still landing a solid QB who will perform week to week. Losing Jace Amaro hurt a little, but with 28 guys and 3 other TES, Brimacombe should be fine without him.

1. You drafted two Eagles wide receivers, Nelson Agholor and Josh Huff. How do you see the Eagles passing game shaping up this year?

The Eagles offense always feels like one of the safest offenses for picking fantasy players from. Chip Kelly loves his Pac-12 players and continues to draft them at a high rate and taking Agholor in the first round he will be confident in him and get him involved in the offense early. Agholor looks to be one of the front runners for rookie of the year. He comes into an offense that loves to play quick and move the ball down the field and most of all an offense that just lost Jeremy Maclin and his 86/1329/10 2014 statline. Chip Kelly will not hesitate to get Agholor involved right from the start of the season similar to what he did with Jordan Matthews last season (67/872/8). Grabbing Josh Huff later was just an insurance policy to get a second piece of the Eagles offense and he is a candidate to over take Riley Cooper for the WR3 duties.

2. Choose two players that you selected later in the draft and explain why you have interest in them this year.

Terrance Williams is starting to intrigue me just based on the offense he plays in. He feels like a guy that should have broke out in a big way a year ago but some how missed the boat. Well I am banking on his low ADP because of this and taking a shot at him and getting a small piece of the Cowboys offense is not a bad idea. Dez Bryant will be seeing lots of double coverage and Romo will have to look elsewhere to find open space down the field, so why not Williams? Another player I have been starting to like very late is TE Richard Rodgers. He is another guy that probably should have broke away a season ago and took hold of the Packers starting TE position. Now with Jordy Nelson sidelined for an entire season and Cobb banged up early I would rather go the route of getting a piece of the Packers offense without over paying for Adams or taking late shots on Montgomery or Janis.

3. The goal of the Footballguys Players Championship Best Ball league is to have the most points at the end of Week 16. Explain your strategy for creating a championship team.

Pretty much just a big mix of everything. I wanted safe options, high upside picks, handcuffs, young guys, old guys, and players that play in emerging offenses. At QB I really liked what I have been hearing about the Steelers offense and went ahead and took Roethlisberger early in the draft, I later backed him up with Blake Bortles who is playing on a sneaky emerging young offense in Jacksonville. I grabbed Nick Foles as a QB3 just because he was a starter and he fell to my team at such a late pick. I went early on WR's in the draft with Randall Cobb and Calvin Johnson, so I missed out on some bigger RB names and had to go with a tandem of Joseph Randle, Mark Ingram (Khiry Robinson as handcuff), and Giovani Bernard. I had to take a lot of stabs on guys like Charles Sims, Montee Ball, Matt Asiata and Branden Oliver later just to make sure I could get some decent production at the RB position in this Best Ball format. My WR group I felt good about with taking guys in solid offenses, Cobb (Green Bay), Johnson (Detroit), Agholor (Philadelphia), and Williams (Dallas) and followed it up with value guys such as Torrey Smith, Josh Huff, Mohamed Sanu and a couple of swing for the fences plays in Jaelen Strong and Nick Toon. At TE I invested in the Miami Dolphins offense and put my trust in Jordan Cameron and took some low end value TE's in Richard Rodgers and Jace Amaro to back him up.

Jene Bramel - Draft Position 12

Pick Overall Selection
1.12 12. Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR
2.01 13. Lynch, Marshawn SEA RB
3.12 36. Ellington, Andre ARI RB
4.01 37. Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB
5.12 60. Edelman, Julian NEP WR
6.01 61. Brown, John ARI WR
7.12 84. Rudolph, Kyle MIN TE
8.01 85. Jennings, Rashad NYG RB
9.12 108. Johnson, Duke CLE RB
10.01 109. Miller, Heath PIT TE
11.12 132. Kaepernick, Colin SFO QB
12.01 133. Donnell, Larry NYG TE
13.12 156. Dalton, Andy CIN QB
14.01 157. Bush, Reggie SFO RB
15.12 180. Latimer, Cody DEN WR
16.01 181. Floyd, Malcom SDC WR
17.12 204. Eagles, Philadelphia PHI Def
18.01 205. Chiefs, Kansas City KCC Def
19.12 228. Britt, Kenny STL WR
20.01 229. Beasley, Cole DAL WR
21.12 252. Turbin, Robert SEA RB
22.01 253. Titans, Tennessee TEN Def
23.12 276. Brown, Josh NYG PK
24.01 277. Nugent, Mike CIN PK
25.12 300. Gano, Graham CAR PK
26.01 301. Wilson, Albert KCC WR
27.12 324. Woods, Robert BUF WR
28.01 325. Sims, Dion MIA TE

Overall Strategy:

Draft for value at the late turn, and take what comes to you.

Best Pick:

Aaron Rodgers – 4.01. After a solid start to the draft, Jene added a QB that is going to put up solid points every week. Rodgers took a bit of a hit when Jordy Nelson went down, but he’s still one of the top QBS in the league and he’s worth a high 4th round pick to get him. Drafting on the back turn, Jene couldn’t expect the QB position to fade as much as it did, but it’s doubtful that Rodgers would have been there again at 5.11 so that doesn’t diminish the value of this pick.

Worst Pick:

Andre Ellington – 3.12. Ellington isn’t a bad pick in a PPR league, but there are a lot of questions in the Arizona backfield. With Chris Johnson and David Johnson in the mix, it’s unclear just how much upside Ellington has. Taking him at the end of the 3rd is a bit of a reach, especially with guys like Joseph Randle and Alfred Morris still on the board.

Evaluation:

Jene did a nice job taking what the draft had to offer. When you’re drafting at the end of the first round, you really have to focus on maximizing value and hope you don’t get caught at the end of a run or get out in front too soon at any position. Jene nailed the value part and his RB/WR selections gave him a nice core to build from. He was out in front a bit on Aaron Rodgers but it’s better to be there with a QB that could finish in the top three. He lost a little value at TE landing Kyle Rudolph in the 7th, but it wasn’t a bad pick given who was available at the time. Colin Kaepernick and Andy Dalton are reasonable QBs to have in a best ball format and they should act as cheap insurance for Rodgers if his WR situation gets any worse. Late round WR picks like Cole Beasley and Kenny Britt may surprise people for a week or two and they are great picks in a best ball format.  

1. In this league, is it more important to have a balanced team with solid depth or a team that is top heavy with high performers and less experienced depth?
 
In a best ball setup, it's much more difficult to get away with a top heavy team. If the top heavy team performs to it's ceiling expectation, it'll be tough to catch. But, if you draft well, having 6-8 players to put up starting lineup caliber scores is easily within reach. That's a little harder to do at running back, but a committee of high variance, high upside options from slots WR3-WR8 and TE1-TE4 in a deep roster best ball setup is a good strategy.
 
2. What was your strategy for selecting defense and kickers in this 28 round best ball league?
 
I wanted three at each position. At kicker, you'd prefer those who aren't competing for a roster spot on their team and whose offense projects to give good opportunity. I wanted two defenses with solid pass rushers, secondary players with ball skills, and a reasonable return game. I think I got that with Philadelphia and Kansas City. The third defense was the best remaining option without a bye week conflict.
 
3. You drafted Julian Edelman in the fifth round. What is your take on his injured ankle? Is it something to be concerned about?
 
Edelman has been conditioning and I anticipate he'll be back early in the regular season if not Week 1. He's part of my group of high upside, best ball targets who I believe can put up big numbers. If that's not until Week 4-5 after Tom Brady returns, I'm willing to wait for the combination of high floor PPR value and multi-TD weekly upside in the New England offense.
 

Full Draft

Pick by Pick
 
Pick Overall Franchise Selection
1.01 1. John Lee Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE
1.02 2. Steve Holloway Bell, Le'Veon PIT RB
1.03 3. Dan Hindery Jones, Julio ATL WR
1.04 4. Chad Parsons Anderson, C.J. DEN RB
1.05 5. Jeff Tefertiller Bryant, Dez DAL WR
1.06 6. Justin Howe Lacy, Eddie GBP RB
1.07 7. Alex Miglio Peterson, Adrian MIN RB
1.08 8. Cian Fahey Charles, Jamaal KCC RB
1.09 9. Matt Bitonti Brown, Antonio PIT WR
1.10 10. David Dodds Beckham, Odell NYG WR
1.11 11. James Brimacombe Cobb, Randall GBP WR
1.12 12. Jene Bramel Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR
2.01 13. Jene Bramel Lynch, Marshawn SEA RB
2.02 14. James Brimacombe Johnson, Calvin DET WR
2.03 15. David Dodds Forte, Matt CHI RB
2.04 16. Matt Bitonti Graham, Jimmy SEA TE
2.05 17. Cian Fahey Murray, DeMarco PHI RB
2.06 18. Alex Miglio Green, A.J. CIN WR
2.07 19. Justin Howe Hill, Jeremy CIN RB
2.08 20. Jeff Tefertiller Evans, Mike TBB WR
2.09 21. Chad Parsons Jeffery, Alshon CHI WR
2.10 22. Dan Hindery Forsett, Justin BAL RB
2.11 23. Steve Holloway Olsen, Greg CAR TE
2.12 24. John Lee Luck, Andrew IND QB
3.01 25. John Lee Miller, Lamar MIA RB
3.02 26. Steve Holloway Cooks, Brandin NOS WR
3.03 27. Dan Hindery Hilton, T.Y. IND WR
3.04 28. Chad Parsons Matthews, Jordan PHI WR
3.05 29. Jeff Tefertiller Hopkins, DeAndre HOU WR
3.06 30. Justin Howe Sanders, Emmanuel DEN WR
3.07 31. Alex Miglio McCoy, LeSean BUF RB
3.08 32. Cian Fahey Kelce, Travis KCC TE
3.09 33. Matt Bitonti Gordon, Melvin SDC RB
3.10 34. David Dodds Gore, Frank IND RB
3.11 35. James Brimacombe Ingram, Mark NOS RB
3.12 36. Jene Bramel Ellington, Andre ARI RB
4.01 37. Jene Bramel Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB
4.02 38. James Brimacombe Randle, Joseph DAL RB
4.03 39. David Dodds Abdullah, Ameer DET RB
4.04 40. Matt Bitonti Morris, Alfred WAS RB
4.05 41. Cian Fahey Murray, Latavius OAK RB
4.06 42. Alex Miglio Allen, Keenan SDC WR
4.07 43. Justin Howe Bennett, Martellus CHI TE
4.08 44. Jeff Tefertiller Foster, Arian HOU RB
4.09 45. Chad Parsons Gurley, Todd STL RB
4.10 46. Dan Hindery Yeldon, T.J. JAC RB
4.11 47. Steve Holloway Spiller, C.J. NOS RB
4.12 48. John Lee Hyde, Carlos SFO RB
5.01 49. John Lee Tate, Golden DET WR
5.02 50. Steve Holloway Cooper, Amari OAK WR
5.03 51. Dan Hindery Stewart, Jonathan CAR RB
5.04 52. Chad Parsons Robinson, Allen JAC WR
5.05 53. Jeff Tefertiller Johnson, Andre IND WR
5.06 54. Justin Howe Martin, Doug TBB RB
5.07 55. Alex Miglio Jackson, DeSean WAS WR
5.08 56. Cian Fahey Bryant, Martavis PIT WR
5.09 57. Matt Bitonti Marshall, Brandon NYJ WR
5.10 58. David Dodds Adams, Davante GBP WR
5.11 59. James Brimacombe Bernard, Giovani CIN RB
5.12 60. Jene Bramel Edelman, Julian NEP WR
6.01 61. Jene Bramel Brown, John ARI WR
6.02 62. James Brimacombe Agholor, Nelson PHI WR
6.03 63. David Dodds Witten, Jason DAL TE
6.04 64. Matt Bitonti Watkins, Sammy BUF WR
6.05 65. Cian Fahey Landry, Jarvis MIA WR
6.06 66. Alex Miglio Thomas, Julius JAC TE
6.07 67. Justin Howe Decker, Eric NYJ WR
6.08 68. Jeff Tefertiller Vereen, Shane NYG RB
6.09 69. Chad Parsons White, Roddy ATL WR
6.10 70. Dan Hindery Ivory, Chris NYJ RB
6.11 71. Steve Holloway Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR
6.12 72. John Lee Johnson, Charles MIN WR
7.01 73. John Lee Boldin, Anquan SFO WR
7.02 74. Steve Holloway Maclin, Jeremy KCC WR
7.03 75. Dan Hindery Jackson, Vincent TBB WR
7.04 76. Chad Parsons Sankey, Bishop TEN RB
7.05 77. Jeff Tefertiller Walker, Delanie TEN TE
7.06 78. Justin Howe Smith, Steve BAL WR
7.07 79. Alex Miglio Mathews, Ryan PHI RB
7.08 80. Cian Fahey Wright, Kendall TEN WR
7.09 81. Matt Bitonti Wallace, Mike MIN WR
7.10 82. David Dodds Wilson, Russell SEA QB
7.11 83. James Brimacombe Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB
7.12 84. Jene Bramel Rudolph, Kyle MIN TE
8.01 85. Jene Bramel Jennings, Rashad NYG RB
8.02 86. James Brimacombe Cameron, Jordan MIA TE
8.03 87. David Dodds Ertz, Zach PHI TE
8.04 88. Matt Bitonti Manning, Peyton DEN QB
8.05 89. Cian Fahey Garcon, Pierre WAS WR
8.06 90. Alex Miglio Brees, Drew NOS QB
8.07 91. Justin Howe Colston, Marques NOS WR
8.08 92. Jeff Tefertiller LaFell, Brandon NEP WR
8.09 93. Chad Parsons Bell, Joique DET RB
8.10 94. Dan Hindery Eifert, Tyler CIN TE
8.11 95. Steve Holloway Ryan, Matt ATL QB
8.12 96. John Lee Royal, Eddie CHI WR
9.01 97. John Lee Coleman, Tevin ATL RB
9.02 98. Steve Holloway Romo, Tony DAL QB
9.03 99. Dan Hindery Seferian-Jenkins, Austin TBB TE
9.04 100. Chad Parsons Funchess, Devin CAR WR
9.05 101. Jeff Tefertiller Woodhead, Danny SDC RB
9.06 102. Justin Howe Blount, LeGarrette NEP RB
9.07 103. Alex Miglio Mason, Tre STL RB
9.08 104. Cian Fahey Sproles, Darren PHI RB
9.09 105. Matt Bitonti Crowell, Isaiah CLE RB
9.10 106. David Dodds Allen, Dwayne IND TE
9.11 107. James Brimacombe Smith, Torrey SFO WR
9.12 108. Jene Bramel Johnson, Duke CLE RB
10.01 109. Jene Bramel Miller, Heath PIT TE
10.02 110. James Brimacombe Rodgers, Richard GBP TE
10.03 111. David Dodds Stafford, Matthew DET QB
10.04 112. Matt Bitonti Bradford, Sam PHI QB
10.05 113. Cian Fahey Tannehill, Ryan MIA QB
10.06 114. Alex Miglio Gates, Antonio SDC TE
10.07 115. Justin Howe Newton, Cam CAR QB
10.08 116. Jeff Tefertiller Brady, Tom NEP QB
10.09 117. Chad Parsons Hill, Josh NOS TE
10.10 118. Dan Hindery Johnson, Stevie SDC WR
10.11 119. Steve Holloway Freeman, Devonta ATL RB
10.12 120. John Lee Cobb, David TEN RB
11.01 121. John Lee Johnson, David ARI RB
11.02 122. Steve Holloway Wheaton, Markus PIT WR
11.03 123. Dan Hindery Manning, Eli NYG QB
11.04 124. Chad Parsons Rivers, Philip SDC QB
11.05 125. Jeff Tefertiller Daniels, Owen DEN TE
11.06 126. Justin Howe Green, Ladarius SDC TE
11.07 127. Alex Miglio Floyd, Michael ARI WR
11.08 128. Cian Fahey Ebron, Eric DET TE
11.09 129. Matt Bitonti Williams, Andre NYG RB
11.10 130. David Dodds Bridgewater, Teddy MIN QB
11.11 131. James Brimacombe Sims, Charles TBB RB
11.12 132. Jene Bramel Kaepernick, Colin SFO QB
12.01 133. Jene Bramel Donnell, Larry NYG TE
12.02 134. James Brimacombe Williams, Terrance DAL WR
12.03 135. David Dodds Cruz, Victor NYG WR
12.04 136. Matt Bitonti Coleman, Brandon NOS WR
12.05 137. Cian Fahey McFadden, Darren DAL RB
12.06 138. Alex Miglio Flacco, Joe BAL QB
12.07 139. Justin Howe Quick, Brian STL WR
12.08 140. Jeff Tefertiller Palmer, Carson ARI QB
12.09 141. Chad Parsons Jones, Matt WAS RB
12.10 142. Dan Hindery Winston, Jameis TBB QB
12.11 143. Steve Holloway Fleener, Coby IND TE
12.12 144. John Lee Cutler, Jay CHI QB
13.01 145. John Lee Baldwin, Doug SEA WR
13.02 146. Steve Holloway Stills, Kenny MIA WR
13.03 147. Dan Hindery Reed, Jordan WAS TE
13.04 148. Chad Parsons Mariota, Marcus TEN QB
13.05 149. Jeff Tefertiller Hillman, Ronnie DEN RB
13.06 150. Justin Howe Moncrief, Donte IND WR
13.07 151. Alex Miglio Amendola, Danny NEP WR
13.08 152. Cian Fahey Davis, Knile KCC RB
13.09 153. Matt Bitonti Blue, Alfred HOU RB
13.10 154. David Dodds Crabtree, Michael OAK WR
13.11 155. James Brimacombe Robinson, Khiry NOS RB
13.12 156. Jene Bramel Dalton, Andy CIN QB
14.01 157. Jene Bramel Bush, Reggie SFO RB
14.02 158. James Brimacombe Bortles, Blake JAC QB
14.03 159. David Dodds Randle, Rueben NYG WR
14.04 160. Matt Bitonti Williams, Maxx BAL TE
14.05 161. Cian Fahey Davis, Vernon SFO TE
14.06 162. Alex Miglio Seahawks, Seattle SEA Def
14.07 163. Justin Howe Smith, Alex KCC QB
14.08 164. Jeff Tefertiller Dorsett, Phillip IND WR
14.09 165. Chad Parsons Green-Beckham, Dorial TEN WR
14.10 166. Dan Hindery Parker, DeVante MIA WR
14.11 167. Steve Holloway Perriman, Breshad BAL WR
14.12 168. John Lee Jones, Marvin CIN WR
15.01 169. John Lee Dunbar, Lance DAL RB
15.02 170. Steve Holloway Carr, Derek OAK QB
15.03 171. Dan Hindery Bills, Buffalo BUF Def
15.04 172. Chad Parsons Artis-Payne, Cameron CAR RB
15.05 173. Jeff Tefertiller Wayne, Reggie NEP WR
15.06 174. Justin Howe Gray, Jonas NEP RB
15.07 175. Alex Miglio Griffin III, Robert WAS QB
15.08 176. Cian Fahey Clay, Charles BUF TE
15.09 177. Matt Bitonti West, Terrance CLE RB
15.10 178. David Dodds Jackson, Fred FA* RB
15.11 179. James Brimacombe Amaro, Jace NYJ TE
15.12 180. Jene Bramel Latimer, Cody DEN WR
16.01 181. Jene Bramel Floyd, Malcom SDC WR
16.02 182. James Brimacombe Foles, Nick STL QB
16.03 183. David Dodds Rams, St. Louis STL Def
16.04 184. Matt Bitonti Hankerson, Leonard ATL WR
16.05 185. Cian Fahey Robinson, Denard JAC RB
16.06 186. Alex Miglio Cook, Jared STL TE
16.07 187. Justin Howe Watson, Ben NOS TE
16.08 188. Jeff Tefertiller Osweiler, Brock DEN QB
16.09 189. Chad Parsons Green, Virgil DEN TE
16.10 190. Dan Hindery Texans, Houston HOU Def
16.11 191. Steve Holloway Broncos, Denver DEN Def
16.12 192. John Lee Helu, Roy OAK RB
17.01 193. John Lee Patriots, New England NEP Def
17.02 194. Steve Holloway White, James NEP RB
17.03 195. Dan Hindery Herron, Dan IND RB
17.04 196. Chad Parsons Dolphins, Miami MIA Def
17.05 197. Jeff Tefertiller McKinnon, Jerick MIN RB
17.06 198. Justin Howe Fitzpatrick, Ryan NYJ QB
17.07 199. Alex Miglio Hurns, Allen JAC WR
17.08 200. Cian Fahey Taylor, Tyrod BUF QB
17.09 201. Matt Bitonti Jets, New York NYJ Def
17.10 202. David Dodds Harvin, Percy BUF WR
17.11 203. James Brimacombe Huff, Josh PHI WR
17.12 204. Jene Bramel Eagles, Philadelphia PHI Def
18.01 205. Jene Bramel Chiefs, Kansas City KCC Def
18.02 206. James Brimacombe Panthers, Carolina CAR Def
18.03 207. David Dodds Gostkowski, Stephen NEP PK
18.04 208. Matt Bitonti Manziel, Johnny CLE QB
18.05 209. Cian Fahey Cardinals, Arizona ARI Def
18.06 210. Alex Miglio Williams, Damien MIA RB
18.07 211. Justin Howe Packers, Green Bay GBP Def
18.08 212. Jeff Tefertiller Sanchez, Mark PHI QB
18.09 213. Chad Parsons Zenner, Zach DET RB
18.10 214. Dan Hindery Bengals, Cincinnati CIN Def
18.11 215. Steve Holloway Lockett, Tyler SEA WR
18.12 216. John Lee Riddick, Theo DET RB
19.01 217. John Lee Aiken, Kamar BAL WR
19.02 218. Steve Holloway Vinatieri, Adam IND PK
19.03 219. Dan Hindery Tucker, Justin BAL PK
19.04 220. Chad Parsons Janis, Jeff GBP WR
19.05 221. Jeff Tefertiller Hauschka, Steven SEA PK
19.06 222. Justin Howe Ravens, Baltimore BAL Def
19.07 223. Alex Miglio Bailey, Dan DAL PK
19.08 224. Cian Fahey Hoyer, Brian HOU QB
19.09 225. Matt Bitonti Williams, DeAngelo PIT RB
19.10 226. David Dodds Starks, James GBP RB
19.11 227. James Brimacombe Ball, Montee DEN RB
19.12 228. Jene Bramel Britt, Kenny STL WR
20.01 229. Jene Bramel Beasley, Cole DAL WR
20.02 230. James Brimacombe Sanu, Mohamed CIN WR
20.03 231. David Dodds Colts, Indianapolis IND Def
20.04 232. Matt Bitonti Brown, Corey CAR WR
20.05 233. Cian Fahey McCown, Josh CLE QB
20.06 234. Alex Miglio Vikings, Minnesota MIN Def
20.07 235. Justin Howe Lions, Detroit DET Def
20.08 236. Jeff Tefertiller Walford, Clive OAK TE
20.09 237. Chad Parsons Browns, Cleveland CLE Def
20.10 238. Dan Hindery Allen, Javorius BAL RB
20.11 239. Steve Holloway Buccaneers, Tampa Bay TBB Def
20.12 240. John Lee Tamme, Jacob ATL TE
21.01 241. John Lee 49ers, San Francisco SFO Def
21.02 242. Steve Holloway Crosby, Mason GBP PK
21.03 243. Dan Hindery Cowboys, Dallas DAL Def
21.04 244. Chad Parsons Austin, Tavon STL WR
21.05 245. Jeff Tefertiller Chargers, San Diego SDC Def
21.06 246. Justin Howe Taliaferro, Lorenzo BAL RB
21.07 247. Alex Miglio Robinson, Josh IND RB
21.08 248. Cian Fahey Falcons, Atlanta ATL Def
21.09 249. Matt Bitonti Steelers, Pittsburgh PIT Def
21.10 250. David Dodds Bowe, Dwayne CLE WR
21.11 251. James Brimacombe Jaguars, Jacksonville JAC Def
21.12 252. Jene Bramel Turbin, Robert SEA RB
22.01 253. Jene Bramel Titans, Tennessee TEN Def
22.02 254. James Brimacombe Parkey, Cody PHI PK
22.03 255. David Dodds Montgomery, Ty GBP WR
22.04 256. Matt Bitonti Fiedorowicz, C.J. HOU TE
22.05 257. Cian Fahey Bryant, Matt ATL PK
22.06 258. Alex Miglio Giants, New York NYG Def
22.07 259. Justin Howe Escobar, Gavin DAL TE
22.08 260. Jeff Tefertiller Redskins, Washington WAS Def
22.09 261. Chad Parsons Saints, New Orleans NOS Def
22.10 262. Dan Hindery Novak, Nick SDC PK
22.11 263. Steve Holloway Cunningham, Benny STL RB
22.12 264. John Lee Rivera, Mychal OAK TE
23.01 265. John Lee Ajayi, Jay MIA RB
23.02 266. Steve Holloway Powell, Bilal NYJ RB
23.03 267. Dan Hindery Smith, Devin NYJ WR
23.04 268. Chad Parsons Walsh, Blair MIN PK
23.05 269. Jeff Tefertiller Garoppolo, Jimmy NEP QB
23.06 270. Justin Howe Prater, Matt DET PK
23.07 271. Alex Miglio Gillmore, Crockett BAL TE
23.08 272. Cian Fahey Jennings, Greg MIA WR
23.09 273. Matt Bitonti Polk, Chris HOU RB
23.10 274. David Dodds McManus, Brandon DEN PK
23.11 275. James Brimacombe Catanzaro, Chandler ARI PK
23.12 276. Jene Bramel Brown, Josh NYG PK
24.01 277. Jene Bramel Nugent, Mike CIN PK
24.02 278. James Brimacombe Strong, Jaelen HOU WR
24.03 279. David Dodds Raiders, Oakland OAK Def
24.04 280. Matt Bitonti Carpenter, Dan BUF PK
24.05 281. Cian Fahey Matthews, Chris SEA WR
24.06 282. Alex Miglio Folk, Nick NYJ PK
24.07 283. Justin Howe Hartley, Garrett PIT PK
24.08 284. Jeff Tefertiller Bears, Chicago CHI Def
24.09 285. Chad Parsons Sturgis, Caleb MIA PK
24.10 286. Dan Hindery Bullock, Randy HOU PK
24.11 287. Steve Holloway Gresham, Jermaine ARI TE
24.12 288. John Lee Janikowski, Sebastian OAK PK
25.01 289. John Lee Hardy, Justin ATL WR
25.02 290. Steve Holloway Shorts, Cecil HOU WR
25.03 291. Dan Hindery Hopkins, Dustin NOS PK
25.04 292. Chad Parsons Michael, Christine SEA RB
25.05 293. Jeff Tefertiller Zuerlein, Greg STL PK
25.06 294. Justin Howe Patterson, Cordarrelle MIN WR
25.07 295. Alex Miglio Hawkins, Andrew CLE WR
25.08 296. Cian Fahey Hunter, Justin TEN WR
25.09 297. Matt Bitonti Forbath, Kai WAS PK
25.10 298. David Dodds Wilson, Marquess CHI WR
25.11 299. James Brimacombe Oliver, Branden SDC RB
25.12 300. Jene Bramel Gano, Graham CAR PK
26.01 301. Jene Bramel Wilson, Albert KCC WR
26.02 302. James Brimacombe Asiata, Matt MIN RB
26.03 303. David Dodds Dawson, Phil SFO PK
26.04 304. Matt Bitonti Myers, Brandon TBB TE
26.05 305. Cian Fahey Gabriel, Taylor CLE WR
26.06 306. Alex Miglio Barner, Kenjon PHI RB
26.07 307. Justin Howe Johnson, Chris ARI RB
26.08 308. Jeff Tefertiller Santos, Cairo KCC PK
26.09 309. Chad Parsons Gould, Robbie CHI PK
26.10 310. Dan Hindery Cassel, Matt BUF QB
26.11 311. Steve Holloway Bailey, Stedman STL WR
26.12 312. John Lee Lee, Marqise JAC WR
27.01 313. John Lee Succop, Ryan TEN PK
27.02 314. Steve Holloway Ridley, Stevan NYJ RB
27.03 315. Dan Hindery Rice, Ray FA* RB
27.04 316. Chad Parsons Thompson, Juwan DEN RB
27.05 317. Jeff Tefertiller Langford, Jeremy CHI RB
27.06 318. Justin Howe Scobee, Josh PIT PK
27.07 319. Alex Miglio Myers, Jason JAC PK
27.08 320. Cian Fahey Williams, Karlos BUF RB
27.09 321. Matt Bitonti Kerley, Jeremy NYJ WR
27.10 322. David Dodds Chandler, Scott NEP TE
27.11 323. James Brimacombe Quarless, Andrew GBP TE
27.12 324. Jene Bramel Woods, Robert BUF WR
28.01 325. Jene Bramel Sims, Dion MIA TE
28.02 326. James Brimacombe Toon, Nick NOS WR
28.03 327. David Dodds Douglas, Harry TEN WR
28.04 328. Matt Bitonti Coates, Sammie PIT WR
28.05 329. Cian Fahey Nicks, Hakeem TEN WR
28.06 330. Alex Miglio Roberts, Andre WAS WR
28.07 331. Justin Howe Carrier, Derek WAS TE
28.08 332. Jeff Tefertiller Smith, Antone ATL RB
28.09 333. Chad Parsons Graham, Garrett HOU TE
28.10 334. Dan Hindery Ginn Jr., Ted CAR WR
28.11 335. Steve Holloway Wright, Jarius MIN WR
28.12 336. John Lee Campanaro, Michael BAL WR


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