I hated this team as you were drafting it as I couldn’t see how you could recover from the lack of WRs. At QB and RB, I like what you have going on. At WR, I hate it. I cant understand the fascination everyone has for Nicks. He’s going at the end of the 4th in all the drafts im tracking and I just don’t see it. He’s definitely not a focal point WR that you can wrap a mediocre WR core around (like AJ or Fitz perhaps).
Awwww......you hate it?
You don't see any upside here? (I'm not really hurt, but I see alot of upside in this corp so just curious that you don't see any?)
You're certainly entitled to your opinion on Nicks, but he wouldn't be the focal point of my corp...DeSean Jackson would be. I knew when I took Icky Sticky Ricky as an RB4 when I didn't even have my WR3 yet that I could be hurting there (for the record Driver was my target that round but went one pick before me), but I wanted to see how it would turn out.
Also, at that point, Ricky was the only RB left that I would have wanted, unless I decided to get cute and pair Tate with either Foster or Slaton. However, the WRs that went between the Ricky pick and my WR3 (Bryant) - Dez, Edelman, Britt, Thomas, Breaston, Housh - aren't exactly guaranteed to light the world on fire, and I like Bryant's upside more than any of those guys with the possible exception of Britt. At any rate I agree I see alot of question marks in my WR corp - perhaps more than I would be comfortable with in a real draft - but I also see alot of upside and if even one of my bench guys pans out, I think this is a pretty competitive team.
I guess I will also just comment, for reasons that rodg outlined above (others might gain more from seeing my draft if they know the reasons why behind some picks), that I do not have complete faith in Thomas as an RB2 (which I think stems from I get the feeling the Saints don't have complete faith in him, which makes me worry they will continually be looking for ways to replace him or get him out of the game), which is why I felt the need to stack up earlier at RB. Had I had more faith in my RB2, perhaps I would have come out with a better WR corp. My feelings on Thomas could change once we see how the contract plays out.
Grid - I know you're a big fan of Mason's value (at least in years past) and I have always been a huge fan as well. What are your thoughts on him this year? I know Boldin hurts his value but I think he's still clearly the WR2, and even though we should probably just change his name to Methuselah at this point, I think he has one decent year left (I'm thinking 60/750/5). What say you?
Thanks for the comments.