I drafted number one in one of the drafts that I've already been in, and I was pretty pleased with my team. I did it a bit strangely though. I took McCoy #1 overall. I passed on Foster because of the Tate nonsense you mention, and because I really think the choice of the top 3 is a pick 'em. At the next elbow, I think you need to get at least one more RB. The turn after that gets ugly. The guys available there that were worth looking at for me were AP, Charles, and Fred Jackson. I'd think the top 2 TEs will be off of the board at that point, as well as the top 3 WRs in your format, and the top 4-5 QBs. Stafford or Cam may fall there, and grabbing one of them to pair with the RB at that elbow seems solid. This was a PPR league so Megatron, Fitz, and Welker were gone for me. Which means you should be able to grab a strong WR1 there as well. The ATL boys, the Giants WRs, AJ, Andre, Jennings, etc. may be there based on your preference. Or you could be slightly insane like me and go RB,RB, RB. I took Peterson and Charles. If they are both back to full health, I think I've got a strong team. The next elbow you'll want at least one WR no matter who you took at the first turn. Guys like Maclin, ABrown, Harvin, Smith, and Decker may be there and worth targeting. If you don't have a QB and you want a specific guy, this might be your last shot at Vick, Eli, Ryan, or Romo, and you'll have to reach for them (One of them, likely Ryan, may fall). If you wait for QB one more turn, you'll be looking at Peyton, Rivers, or Cutler as your QB1. If you go RB here, you're looking at Turner, Shonn, LawFirm, or Helu which makes me throw up in my mouth a bit. Hernandez may be there for TEs at this turn if you want him and it may be your last look at Gates. Most everyone else should still be available on the next turn at TE. I went Maclin, ABrown, on this turn and grabbed Rivers and Witten on the next to round it out.
My draft was for a 12 team PPR. Sorry that got long, and sorry if it's no help at all. Feel free to 'cool story bro' me for my rambling and somewhat personal take on it.
Awesome Feedback!! This is what I love about the tank. You ask a question and you get very solid, experienced responses. I was also contemplating going RB/RB at 2/3 due to the lack of RB's after that. Or I thought about going WR/WR or RB/WR. I think I'm passing on the QB early in this spot. I figure I can get one of the ATL boys and a decent RB here (i.e. Charles, AP, Lynch or Bradshaw).. because like you said.. after that is slim pickings on reliable RB's.