This weekend was a big one for me I had not one but two mega fantasy football drafts. Not just any drafts but the two leagues that I've been in the longest with the opponents that I want to beat the most. So, needless to say, the pressure was on, and all of the preparation over the last few months was finally put to the test.
You can do all the mock drafts in the world, you can make all the rankings, or look @ every positional tier from a “expert” but you don’t REALLY know what’s going to happen or how you are going to feel until you are drafting in the moment.
Here’s what I learned on draft weekend:
I watch way more preseason than people in my leagues: I thought it was a foregone conclusion after multiple big plays and sheer preseason dominance that Terrace Marshall Jr. (2nd round rookie out of LSU) would fly up the draft boards. This was not the case, I got him in both of my drafts, and I did so comfortably without having to reach. (Scooped him in round 13)
I like Keenan Allen more than AJ Brown or Justin Jefferson: I was sitting at the 24/25 turn in round 2/3 after selecting CMC #1 overall and there were 4 WR’s I really like still on the board. DeAndre Hopkins, AJ Brown, Justin Jefferson, and Keenan Allen. I knew I wanted D-Hop so that decision was easy, but the 2nd one took me a minute and eventually my gut took over, and I slammed the button for Allen. Allen I had ranked behind both Jefferson and Brown throughout the draft process but when it came down to it, I’m just way more excited about the #1 option in the Chargers offense.
People are way too excited about James Robinson: I get that he has the backfield all to himself now with Etienne out of the picture for the season but we’re still talking about a guy that only reached the heights he did last year because his volume was absurd. That was under a different coaching staff and without the talents of Trevor Lawrence at QB. If his workload is diminished, I’m not sure he’s going to be more than just OK. He was taken very early, as high as pick 16 in both drafts.
No one knows what to do with Bucs RB’s: In one draft this weekend Ronald Jones was taken several rounds before Leonard Fournette, in the other draft, it was the complete opposite. We’re just throwing darts at this point.
Other quick notes:
-I thought people were going to be way more excited to draft Trevor Lawrence. (Went in round 13 and 17)
-Jaylen Waddle went ahead of DeVonta Smith in both drafts. Did not think that would be the case.
-After Kelce, Waller, Kittle, Andrews, Hockensen and Pitts are off the board you can wait a long time before drafting a tight end. Like kicker/DST range.
-Henry Ruggs is free. Take him with one of your last picks.