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2012 Early Mock Draft

Trent_Richardson

Editor’s Note:  This analysis is the first contribution by Member Corner Author,  Tim Stafford (tstafford).

2012 Dynasty Essentials Early Mock Rookie Draft

For those who have been DLF readers for a while, you hopefully purchased and enjoyed the 2011 Dynasty Essentials Guide. The DEG included a mock start-up draft and we thought it was time to get the band back together and conduct an Early Rookie Mock. We did a 12-team (1QB), two round, non-IDP draft taking best player available (BPA) independent of any team need considerations.

Obviously much will change as a result of the pre-draft process (Combine and pro-days) and the actual NFL draft. But a well-done mock like this tends to be fairly accurate in predicting the tiers of players in actual rookie drafts. This can help owners assess trade values for 2012 rookie picks, get a sense of the range of players that should be available to them in their spring drafts, and it’s just fun to read. I know we had fun doing it.

ROUND ONE:

1. dlf_eric – Trent Richardson, RB ALA
Eric’s Comments: “His combination of speed and physicality is impressive and should translate well at the next level. He doesn’t have many holes in his game, which makes him a safe number one overall. He could make a fantasy impact from day one depending on his landing spot.”

Tim’s Analysis: This is a no-brainer pick. Unless you are in a 2QB league, you can write it in with ink at this point that “T.Rich” will be on your team. There is nothing that could happen, except an injury that would change my opinion on this one. Don’t outthink yourself. Pick him.

2. tstafford – Justin Blackmon, WR OSU
Tim’s Comments: “Lacks the elite speed of Julio Jones and God given talents of AJ Green, but he is the total package. Runs the entire route tree and knows how to use his body to get separation. Not a burner, but fast enough to make people miss. Doesn’t shy away from contact and has an exemplary work ethic. Has the will to win. Even though everyone who played OSU knew what was coming, very few could stop him. If you’re looking to kill some time see the youtube video from 2010 where he torches the Giants 1st round CB Prince Amukamara early and often.”

Tim’s Analysis: The 1.02 is a significant value tier drop from the 1.01. I think it would be reasonable to take Blackmon or Luck here. And the gamblers among us might be tempted to reach for RGIII. None of the RBs grade-out to be in contention for me in leagues where I own the 1.02 (even on teams with dire RB needs).

Trade Advisory: I think this pick is a strong candidate for dynasty owners to trade down. If your team has diverse needs (and it may if you “earned” the 1.02), I’d test the market for dropping to the 1.03 or 1.04 and picking up a late first or early second. You may get and owner who absolutely has to have Blackmon.

3. BubbaBurst – Andrew Luck, QB STAN
BB’s Comments: “Best QB prospect in a long time. My guess is as we get closer to the draft a RB will emerge as a possibility in this pick, but the trend in FF these days seems to be heavily skewed towards QBs and he is a rock solid prospect in every aspect.”

Tim’s Analysis: This is as simple as seeing who falls to you and picking him. The 1.03 basically picks itself based on what happens at 1.02. Owners will have to do some soul searching if somehow Luck is actually stuck behind Peyton Manning. But let’s cross that bridge when we come to it.

4. dlf_jeffh – Robert Griffin III, QB BAY
Jeff’s Comments: “Most fantasy leagues give 4 pts. for passing TDs. This immediately elevates quarterbacks that can score through the air AND with their feet. Griffin is not only an amazingly accurate QB, but he can punish defenses on the ground as well. If you defend him close to the line, he’ll pass over your head. Fall back into coverage and he’ll chew you up on the ground. He’s what Michael Vick could have been in the NFL. I have little doubt that he’ll be very successful in the NFL unless he is drafted into turmoil.”

Tim’s Analysis: I’d probably have a hard time taking him here but I understand the argument. I expect that there will be a RB that I am more excited about and unless I have pressing needs at QB, I’m going with my best available position player here. But you will need to use a top six pick to get him in just about every league.

5. Shawn – Alshon Jeffery, WR SCAR
Shawn’s Comments: “There are some that actually feel that Jeffery may end up being the best WR in this draft, and I think once he focuses on the upcoming draft and conditioning, he will really open some eyes at the Combine.”

Tim’s Analysis: This was the first pick I disagreed with. I thought this was a reach for a player who has glaring issues in his skill set. I expect he will struggle with separation once he is facing NFL DBs. That said, I agree with Shawn that the Combine will be pivotal for Jeffrey. His bowl game performance strengthened his draft stock, he needs to stay on a roll for me to feel good taking him before the end of the first. I see Jeffery as a controversial prospect in both the NFL and dynasty drafts.

6. dlf_kenk – Lamar Miller, RB MIA
Ken’s Comments: “I’ll go with Miller here, hoping that he ends up in a relatively favorable spot like Cincy or Cleveland.”

Tim’s Analysis: This is the first pick that I felt was difficult to make without knowing the results of the NFL draft. The choice between the RBs will come down to personal preference and situation. Miller is as good a candidate as any to be the RB2 off the board. He’s not my choice, but more on that later.

Trade Advisory: I think the 1.06 is another good candidate for a trade down depending on who is left on the board. If the draft has gone “to form”, the string of players who will go from six to at least ten or eleven all are relatively equal for me. So if I can pick up a second to trade down a couple of spots, I’m game.

7. dlf-kenm – Michael Floyd WR ND
Ken’s Comments: “Floyd has terrific size and strength, and is a physical player who can simply overpower defenders for the ball. He’s not a burner and won’t be breaking free from many NFL corners, but he has the upside to be a solid, borderline great, WR in the NFL. His off-the-field issues were not overly severe, and hopefully he’ll go into the pros with his head screwed on straight.”

Tim’s Analysis: Solid pick, solid value. I have him ranked as my WR2. Not much more to say. He’ll go in the first round of the NLF draft. The Little lovers will disagree, but I like him far better than any of the WRs picked after Julio last year.

8. RobertBobson – Kendall Wright, WR BAY
RB’s Comments: “He’s shorter than I like for a WR prospect, but he’s explosively fast, quick and, for a smaller WR, he’s incredibly strong. Has experience playing both in the slot and on the outside in college, so I think he could be a very versatile in the pros. I see him having Mike Wallace, or even a Steve Smith type ceiling, given how strong he is.”

Tim’s Analysis: Another good pick. He could be the highest upside position player in the draft. I wouldn’t let his size scare me off, but I’d keep a close watch on what he measures at the Combine.

9. dlf_markb – David Wilson, RB VT
Mark’s Comments: “Wilson is one of the fastest RB’s coming out this season and has decent size as well. I think he can be a great asset in PPR leagues in today’s pass happy NFL.”

Tim’s Analysis: This was a steal. He is my RB2 and by a nice margin. I don’t think he gets out of the top six unless he is drafted into a horrendous situation. He’s the only RB other than T.Rich that has a legit NFL first round grade. I’m likely taking him at 1.04 and if he is sliding like this I’m going to engineer a trade to get him.

10. Skip – Doug Martin, RB Boise St.
Skip’s Comments: “Martin is a solid all-around RB. He’s built well, runs low to the ground and fights for yards after contact. As one of the most complete backs in this draft he should hear his name called early to a team looking for an immediate impact.”

Tim’s Analysis: Right on. This pick reflects the value that RB prospects carry in rookie drafts. There are home runs to be had at WR, but the edge generally goes to RB when picking among relatively equal options.

11. Water Buffalo – Chris Polk, RB WAS
WB’s Comments: “I like Polk’s potential to be a true three down back in the NFL and I like his receiving skills out of the backfield which is something that’s very important to me when drafting a RB prospect. With any RB prospect, I very much have to take into consideration where they land. I’m not one of those “talent over situation 100% of the time” people – situation is important to me with RBs specifically.”

Tim’s Analysis: This pick shows why this draft class is so good. Guys like Martin and Polk would have been top-six picks in drafts as weak as 2010 and 2011. Having two QBs go early plus the inherent strength of the class makes the end of the first round very juicy. This type of value is why I could see teams trying to trade down.

12. kris_kapsner – LaMichael James, RB ORE
KK’s Comments: “Nice late first round pick here in my opinion. People are surprisingly low on James in my opinion. Here’s a RB coming off three straight 1,500+ rushing yard seasons. He’s put up more yardage each year and just peaked with over 1,800 rushing yards and averaging 7.3 yards per carry.”

Tim’s Analysis: I think this is about the right place for James to go off the board. He’s going to fall due to his size. Plus I think his NFL draft result will be very important to dynasty owners. Dexter McCluster will scare some off, but James is more Darren Sproles than McCluster. He will not be an every down back but he could become a reliable flex player for fantasy.

 

ROUND TWO:

In the interest of space, we’ll omit the individual commentary and run through round two a little more quickly:

13. dlf_eric – Mohammed Sanu, WR TEM
14. tstafford – Dwight Jones, WR NC
15. BubbaBurst – Bernard Pierce, RB TEM
16. dlf_jeffh – Rueben Randle, WR LSU
17. Shawn – Ryan Tannehill – QB A&M
18. dlf_kenk – Nick Toon – WR WIS
19. dlf-kenm – Nick Foles QB ARZ
20. RobertBobson – Coby Fleener TE STAN
21. dlf_markb – Chris Rainey RB FLA
22. Skip – Juron Criner, WR ARZ
23. Water Buffalo – Orson Charles TE GEO
24. kris_kapsner – Ryan Broyles, WR Oklahoma

Tim’s Comments:
The high risk/high reward WRs all fell to the top of the second because of the strength of the RB class. Keep this in mind as you consider trade offers that include early seconds. For those who are new to dynasty and maybe weren’t around to see 2008 and 2009, your perspective on the value of early seconds needs to be calibrated to this type of talent. Guys like Sanu and Jones would have never made it to the second in 2010 or 2011.
I think the QBs picked in round two were reasonable BPA driven selections. These are both guys who have similar value to Gabbert, Ponder and Dalton in 2011. Good dynasty assets to add with a second. They may fall as the draft comes into clearer focus. A lot of us are still setting our boards and the late second is murky.
Similarly, I was a tad surprised to see Orson Charles fall this far. With the success of TEs lately, I think there’s a good chance he goes sooner.

Tim’s Note: I hope you enjoyed this very early mock draft. Keep an eye out for my next article that will cover why BPA should be the default strategy for dynasty rookie drafts. Follow me @dynastytim to get my daily dynasty comment about this or that regarding the NFL draft. Or hit me up here on the DLF forums. There’s nothing I like more than to talk about the draft process and dynasty in general.

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Chris R
10 years ago

Nice! Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait for the draft (NFL and Dynasty)…

Ken (aka Melish)
Reply to  Chris R
10 years ago

Excellent job! Job well done Tim S. Jeffery was the big surprise but of course, we need to see what unfolds at the Combine!!!

Joe E
10 years ago

Love these mocks you guys write up…really helps with trying to shape up for the draft. Need a little advice here…

12 teams, 30 man roster, 15 keepers/year (8 off, 5 def, 2 off/def). Start 1QB, 3 RB/WR, 1 WR/TE, 1 TE, 2 DL, 2 LB, 2 DB, 1 D/ST, 1 K.

My tentative Keeper List: QB Cam Newton, Sam Bradford, RB McFadden and Chris Johnson, WR Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown, Dwayne Bowe, Denarius Moore, Michael Crabtree, TE Brandon Pettigrew, DL Justin Tuck and Justin Smith, LB Lawrence Timmons, Patrick Willis, and Pat Angerer

Our rookie draft is 4 rounds deep, in April. Rosters are then filled out with a free agent auction a week before the season. I finished 6th overall last year, but we do an NBA style draft lottery and I got lucky! In this year’s rookie draft I have picks 1.01, 1.09 (via trade), 2.01, 2.05 (via trade), 3.01, 4.01. Is there enough depth in the rookie draft to justify using all of my rookie picks to add some young talent/upside? Should I try trading out of a couple of those picks for other players, or maybe even trade them for picks in the 2013 rookie draft? If trading picks is my best bet, which ones should I try to sell the most? As always, any and all info/advice is much appreciated!

Paul
Reply to  Joe E
10 years ago

Not a bad strategy to keep the picks because of the depth but if you’re only keeping eight-ten offensive players you might want to trade 1.9 and 2.1 for 1.4 and take whichever QB is left out of Luck or RG3. Even if you have to throw in 2.5 to give you 1.3 would work. You don’t need more players, you need better players in this format. If you kept 20-25 players each year this advice would be completely different.

Paul
Reply to  Paul
10 years ago

Nevermind. Just realized how deep your pool is since it’s not two separate drafts rookie and veteran.

tim
10 years ago

Pick away. This draft is deep and with only 15 keepers your pool is even deeper.

Joe E
Reply to  tim
10 years ago

Just out of curiosity, say I were to pkg together my 1.01 and 1.09 to trade for a proven vet player… what caliber of player do you think would be fair value for those picks?

Steve Wyremski
Reply to  Joe E
10 years ago

Top 15 dynasty player.

FWIW Richardson was traded along with a future 1st for Ray Rice in one of my 14-team PPR leagues. I think that’s a bit steep, but not far off.

Joe E
10 years ago

That’s what I was hoping to hear! Really don’t wanna hassle with trading out of picks, plus gives me more reason to spend time researching since I don’t play fantasy basketball…need a timekiller! Thanks a lot Tim

Chris H
10 years ago

I have pick 1.01 and 1.08 in the upcoming draft. We run a standard PPR w/ 10 teams and 25 man rosters. My team:
QB – Rivers, Big Ben, Palmer
RB – Charles, MJD, Bradshaw, Sjax, Tolbert
WR – Marshall, Britt, MWilliams, Crabtree, Manningham

My question, I obviously need an upgrade at WR, and have some RB depth, though it is growing older. Is there a clear advantage to T Richardson and say K Wright over perhaps going Blackmon and Polk? It seems to me the #1 RB is far less sure of a thing in today’s NFL than a WR who is taken in the top 5 of the NFL draft. Thanks

jlfeldma
Reply to  Chris H
10 years ago

If you aren’t planning on taking Richardson, then trade the pick to someone a pick or two later that will. You’ll get much better value doing that than picking Blackmon at 1.01. You could get 1.02 and 2.02 for 1.01, take Blackmon at 1.02 and then get someone like Sanu, Jones, or Toon at 2.02. Though given Jackson’s age, Bradshaw’s foot issues, and Charles ACL tear I would probably take Richardson with 1.01 instead of trading it. RBs are just harder to find. But it is your call.

CokeAndBacardi
Reply to  Chris H
10 years ago

Yea, I’d say you need Richardson much more than Blackmon. Marshall and Britt are WR1/2’s when healthy and Williams should bounce back. MJD is awesome but you have more question marks at RB than WR. Go Rich!

Paul
Reply to  Chris H
10 years ago

Trading 1.1 for an established WR is an option. You still have enough youth in Charles and Bradshaw to justify dealing it for a WR who can help you now. If the Julio Jones or AJ Green owner doesn’t know what he’s doing 1.1 and 1.8 for him might work. Maybe buying Hakeem Nicks low is an option?

tebow
10 years ago

this is hands down the best website out there for dynasty,you guys are on top of it and always have new content! i love the break down of the rookie players because thats the lifeblood of a dynasty league

Mark
10 years ago

Awesome job with the article Tim!

Tyrone
10 years ago

Great article Tim! I agree with almost everything you say here, although I really think Alshon can be a beast so I’d probably take him pretty high as well. Lets say he’s a Project beast, lol

twins
Reply to  Tyrone
10 years ago

x2

Paul
Reply to  Tyrone
10 years ago

Jeffrey is a nice player but you have to think Jeffrey will take longer to develop (Jonathan Baldwin) in the NFL than his measurables would suggest. You have to be a team with enough young talent to take him and can’t be a ‘need’ team. Just my thoughts.

Jfever
10 years ago

Well done. Informative and interesting. I’m glad I found this website and also the people associated with it’s content. I value the opinion’s of the members of the website and wanted to take a second to drop a quick note. Keep up good work all and good luck in your leagues.

JFever

Robertbobson
10 years ago

great job with the write up. I almost took charles with my pick, and I had actually started to write up the pick with me taking him, but I changed my mind and went with fleener as I think he’s probably the safer pick. I would feel comfortable taking either of them at the top of the second.

Rex
10 years ago

Great write up, thanks. This is hands down the best site for dynasty info. Please keep it up.

Love that photo of TRich btw! Dude looks ferocious!

Bigcsr67
10 years ago

I like the way this mock looks seeing I own the 1.1, 1.4, and 1.9 in the DLF hollywood league. I am fired up for draft season!

tim
Reply to  Bigcsr67
10 years ago

I’m fired up for draft season too. I have the 1.02/1.12 in my main league and I couldn’t be more excited. Honestly, the 1.12 excites me more because that’s were the knowledge will factor in. And idiot could draft with the 1.02 ;).

Paul
10 years ago

Here’s my team…
QB – Stafford, Vick, Locker, Ponder, Kolb
RB – Foster, CJ2K, Bradshaw, Ridley, T. Jones (OAK)
WR – Megatron, Julio Jones, Britt, Darrius Heyward-Bust, Holmes
TE – Finley, Rudolph, Gonzo
Pick – 1.10

Got a couple trades in mind and need a thought or two.
Foster for 1.2, 1.3, and 1.9?
Bradshaw and 1.10 for 1.5 and 1.7?
1.10 and T Jones for 1.9

If I pull the Foster deal Richardson is likely to be there at 1.2, and with the Bradshaw deal our league shakes out to where I’d be targeting Miller at 1.5.

Also, this website is by far the best dynasty website I’ve come across. Keep up the excellent work.

lic217
Reply to  Paul
10 years ago

Yeah, do not trade foster for draft picks, unless in the most insane rebuild project team in the history of the universe.

Robertbobson
Reply to  lic217
10 years ago

I disagree. You can absolutely do that trade.. but ONLY if Trich is there. You can’t afford to do that trade, and ahve a guy you think is taking luck trade the pick and someone snag TRich ahead of you. You only do that trade if you’re on the clock.

Even then, I would still like the trade better if you got a little something more.. but Trich, blackmon and like floyd or wright is an attractive package.

I would consider trying to trade after that the 1.10 or 1.09 for an aging vet RB like Gore or Sjax, to bridge the gap as you develop TRich.

I think the difference in value between the 1.10 and the 1.07 in a vaccum is pretty small, so basically you’re trading bradshaw straight up for the 1.05 and a little extra. I don’t really like that. That may change if I end up falling in love with say Miller and RG3, or something and want to try and lock one of them down at 1.05, but as for right now, I would just say stand pat. If you could do bradshaw and the 2.10 for those picks, then of course that’s a different story.

I would not to the 1.09 for 1.10 and taiwan, unless there was a specific player that you wanted that slipped to 1.09 and you thought the guy ahead of you was for sure taking him. Like in this draft, Wilson slipped to 1.09.. I would consider doing that trade then. BUt I would want to wait to draft day to do it. I think 1.09 and 1.10 are too close in value this year to just blindly do that without doing it for a specific player.

Paul
Reply to  Robertbobson
10 years ago

The funny part is during the offseason I literally just traded away both Gore and Jackson.

The S-Jax deal was Romo n Jax for 1.9 and Bradshaw.

The Gore deal was Gore and Hunter for Finley with Gonzalez being 100 and Rudolph having proved nothing yet.

Reply to  Paul
10 years ago

how can you guarentee richardson at 1.2? he’ll go 1.1 in our league. unless i get the 1.1 for foster no way i deal. the reason is foster, is the best back in the league hands down. he’s young and has good years left in his legs. he’s in a superbowl contending offense that has the weapons to take the heat off him to stack the box? why would you consider trading him for 3 maybes? i’d leave my rbs alone and trade vick and holmes and get your draft picks?

MD Andy
10 years ago

10 team PPR with the following keepers

MD Andy
10 years ago

10 team PPR with the following keepers:

QB: E. Manning,
RB: C.Johnson, J. Charles, D. Murray, K.Hunter, P. Hillis.
WR: D.Moore, A.Johnson, M.Williams (TB),
TE A.Hernandez.

I have picks 1.01 & 1.03, I intend to select T. Richardson w/ 1.01, but I don’t know who I should select with 1.03.
R.Griffin
J.Blackmon
A. Luck
or Lamar Miller/Chris Polk/ Doug Martin?

Boomer
Reply to  MD Andy
10 years ago

Considering you’re taking Richardson first you might want to deal Murray for a WR. With the uncertainty of who you’re going to get with pick three and Murray’s injury history you can solve two problems with one trade. Lastly, with a solid, if unspectacular QB you might want to take RG3 over Luck, but if Blackmon is available he’s probably your best choice even if you trade Murray for a WR.

Nickdib
10 years ago

10 team non-PPR with passing TD’s worth 4. We start 1 QB, 2 RB’s, 2 WR’s, 2 RB/WR’s, 1 WR/TE, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 Def/ST. my team is:

QB: Rodgers, Dalton
RB: Demarco Murray, Michael Bush, James Starks, Kendall Hunter, Javon Ringer
WR: Larry Fitz, Denarius Moore, Mike Williams(TB), Titus Young, Vincent Brown, Jeremy Kerley
TE: Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Kellen Winslow, Kyle Rudolph
K: Neil Rackers
D/ST: 49ers, Eagles

I have the 1st, 11th, 20th, and 30th picks. Obviously I need a huge upgrade at RB so i plan on taking richardson at the 1. With the 11 should i look for another RB in polk or james, or should i take sanu/dwight jones. Are there any trades you would recommend that i should try doing?

Reply to  Nickdib
10 years ago

trade gronk for mathews and draft richardson. hang onto rodgers for everything your worth. DO NOT TRADE RODGERS….THATS NUTS WITH ONLY GINGER BREAD DALTON AS YOUR 2ND QB. with murray, bush, and mathews-richardson you ARE set at rb. i would then seek out and destroy…trade hunter to the guy who has gore and ringer to who has CJ and starks as trade bait for some good young wr help. also with the 11th pick take the best wr on the board. thats what makes a champion man. (hernandez maybe as valuable as gronk next year?)

Nickdib
Reply to  bigd
10 years ago

Thanks for the advice but I talked to the Mathews owner and he said Mathews isn’t available for trade. Any thoughts on who else I should target in exchange for gronk?

Reply to  Nickdib
10 years ago

didnt think he would trade gronk for mathews, but i figured if you can get it done , go man. personally i’m a big mcfadden fan. i gave percy harvin straight up for him after the season was over. i’d try hernandez and starks for mcfadden and hang on to gronk….or offer gronk for say matt forte? just some thoughts?

Nickdib
Reply to  bigd
10 years ago

Thanks I’ll probably offer that Hernandez and Starks one ill see how the owner likes it

Shawn
10 years ago

I’d deal Gronkowski as soon as you can. You have obvious needs at WR and RB, even with Richardson, and your depth is solid at TE. I wouldn’t settle for a need position either since you’re strong but might be one year away. If the guy at 1.2 is willing to move Gronkowski for 1.2 you can either keep the pick and take Blackmon as well or move the pick for an established WR.

Another thought is since you start so many RB-WR’s is dealing Rodgers for as many WR’s as you can. I’d say RB’s since that’s your greater need but WR’s shelf life is much longer.

Nickdib
Reply to  Shawn
10 years ago

should i try doing Gronkowski straight up for Ryan Mathews? my rbs would then be trent richardson, demarco, mathews, m. bush so i would be set. This trade hasnt been offered but the mathews owner showed interest in gronk and showed interest in trading away mathews

Shawn
Reply to  Nickdib
10 years ago

That’s an awesome trade. TE’s just aren’t consistently great. Ask the Vernon Davis and Jermichael Finley owners. I’d still try to get a WR instead of Mathews. IF you offer for Mathews though try to get a first as well.

vtejrep
10 years ago

10 team PPR and IDP league with 30 keepers – 1QB, 2RB, 2WR, 1TE, 1FLEX.
Have the following players:
QB-Newton, Rivers
RB-R.Rice, McCoy, Stewart, Gerhart, LeShoure, D.Carter
WR-AJ Green, Colston, S.Smith, Garcon, Crabtree
TE-V.Davis, F.Davis, Rudolph

In rookie draft, have picks 1.6, 1.10 and 2.10. Is it worth trading 1.6 and 1.10 for 1.1 or 1.2? Trade down from 1.6 to pick up extra 2nd rounders? Or stay at 1.6 and 1.10 and take RB and WR?

vtejrep
Reply to  vtejrep
10 years ago

forgot to mention, also have QB Locker and QB Mallette.

Paul
Reply to  vtejrep
10 years ago

Your team is good enough you can almost do what you want. I’d trade up to 1.1 or 1.2 if you can and get the better players and essentially ‘free up’ a roster spot for waivers in season. I’d also deal Gerhart since your starters are good enough that you won’t be playing him and someone else might. Good throw in to get you to 1.1 or 1.2.

Long story short, you don’t need our advice where to pick. You need to determine who YOU want and pick there.

Paul
Reply to  Paul
10 years ago

Guy who picks 1.1 has AP, Mendenhall, Donald Brown, and Mark Ingram. His WR’s are Nicks, Reggie Wayne, and other WR 4-5 types. QB’s are Brady, Palmer, and Gabbert.

The team owner also asks me for advice all the time since he doesn’t follow religiously and he’s one of my best buddies. Richardson or not his best pick is Blackmon or a trade down to 1.2 to pick Blackmon there which I would theoretically have.

Paul
Reply to  Paul
10 years ago

Sorry. This reply should be to BigD above.

the clarion contrarian
Reply to  Paul
10 years ago

with all due respect With AP & Mendy both limping 1:1 must be Trich

10 years ago

I have 2 1st rd picks in the upcoming rookie draft. Should I trade #6 overall and Greg Olsen for Jermicheal Finley? I have a feeling that Finley would be a great buy low candidate, thoughts?

Dan
10 years ago

10 team PPR. Start 2QB and 2TE, otherwise standard rosters.

Current team:

Newton, Bradford, Ponder

Foster, Chris Johnson, Spiller, Tate, FJax, Gerhart

Julio, Miles Austin, Steve Smith (Car), Britt, Dem Thomas, LRobinson, Mike Williams (TB), Collie.

Graham, Vernon, Rudolph, Daniels.

Have picks 1,3,11 and 17 in this years draft. Focusing more on picks 1 and 3, who do you think I should be looking at?

I think Richardson is the pick at 1, then I’ve got to assume Luck goes 2. I’d be really tempted to take RG3 considering this is a 2QB league, but would Blackmon be the better pick?

Paul
Reply to  Dan
10 years ago

Have you tried trading pick 11, Demaryious Thomas, and maybe 17 for pick 2? Julio, Smiles, Smith, and Britt are solid enough to deal away Demaryious and even Mike Williams if need be for pick 1.2. That way your only decision is which QB you want.

The depth in this draft increases the value of the later picks and your depth is good enough without the extra picks. Also, if he’s picking 1.2 his team must not be that good where he could take the deal.

Dan
Reply to  Paul
10 years ago

That’s certainly an interesting idea. I may try to work something out along those lines closer to the draft. Thanks for the reply.

Matt
10 years ago

I own picks 1, 2, and 6. I am in a league where I have to start 2 qb. That being said I am taking Luck 1st. I could trade pick 2 for Chris Johnson and pick 15, or take Richardson. Any thoughts?

Josh G
10 years ago

I’d likely take CJ1K and pick 15, but I also traded him away this year after owning him his entire career; I just don’t really believe in him anymore.

The deal may not be available to you at the time, but you may want to see where Trent lands. If he is taken in a place like Cincy or Cleveland where he could shine, it may be worthwhile to keep the pick. If he goes to Washington, the opposite might be true. The jury is out for Tampa Bay and some other choices he has been rumored to land (for me).

I also own picks 1 and 2, and am likely taking Trent and Luck as well.

Matt
Reply to  Josh G
10 years ago

Thanks for the comments. If I may ask, what did you get for CJ?

Josh G
Reply to  Matt
10 years ago

Traded CJ and Fitzgerald (I have AJ Green, Dez, Nicks and Megatron if you can believe it) and a late first and 4th round pick for Matt Forte and Roddy White and a 2nd and 5th rd pick. I then traded Roddy White and that 5th for the #1 overall and Tampa Mike Williams.

Paul
Reply to  Josh G
10 years ago

I’d make a decision on this trade on one question. Can you win now? If you’re picking 1 and 2 you probably traded for only one of these and would probably take Richardson. If you somehow traded for both of these and were a playoff team take the deal.

Matt
Reply to  Paul
10 years ago

I finished last in my league, going 4-9. I traded Jay Cutler for Carson Palmer and this guys 1st round pick which ended up being pick 2. I wouldn’t be favored to win next year. If i dont make the trade I really want to take blackmon and Richardson, but having to start 2 qb makes Luck hard to pass on. Right now I have Palmer, Cam, and Flacco.

9 years ago

amazing creation

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