Here’s how my draft unfolded going WR-WR with my first two picks in the NFC of this same league. I had the 5th pick in the 1st round and the 8th pick in the 2nd round.
Pick 1.05 – Brown, Antonio PIT WR
In setting up my pre-draft way ahead of time I initially put Antonio Brown as my #5 pick. I seriously thought DJ might actually fall to 5th (yeah right). Anyways as it got closer to the draft I figured that I needed to go all RB with my pre-draft so I switched my 5th pre-draft to Kamara….or so I thought…I did it on my phone and whether the submit didn’t work or what, I just messed that up. So thinking I was going to be getting a RB with my first pick and began formulating a “strategy” based off of that…anyways things change and I got AB
Pick 2.08 - Allen, Keenan LAC WR
Really wrestled with this. RBs were flying off the board so I revamped my strategy. “Forget” RB and try to go for the 3 WR-1RB starting line-up. I’ve had a crappy RB before in this league and did pretty well, so I decided to forgo RB for the time being. Keenan Allen was IMO the best WR available so I went after him instead.
Pick 3.05 - Hilton, T.Y. IND WR
Going for broke with my 3 WR strategy with this pick. I figured with all the RBs going off the board that the tide would turn back to WR very soon, so I figured I’d try to get another decent one. Hilton is a gamble here, but I’m betting on Luck coming back this year and these two have the chemistry… Hilton could have a great year.
Pick 4.08 - Lewis, Dion TEN RB
Time for a RB (yeah a bit desperate I guess). If he stays healthy, Lewis is one of those guys that generally won’t hurt your team and like last year he was a huge boost. He seems to be playing with a little bit of a chip on his shoulder since the Pats let him go. I’m banking on him being above average fantasy production…also, I was thinking that I could get Henry and handcuff them together…Henry went a couple of picks before 5.05…
Pick 5.05 - Wagner, Bobby SEA LB
Home team player….I like to use LB or DB as my home team player if possible instead of relying on Seattle’s kicker. Wagner is a stud LB and last year I waited too long and missed my chance to get him. This may have been a little high for a LB pick, but sometimes I feel the IDPs in this league really go ADP and his name is right up there. Wasn’t sure I’d see him by my next pick.
Pick 6.08 - Woods, Robert LAR WR
Continuing to pound the WRs…Woods is a guy that I’m trying to get on all of my teams this year. I know, a lot of mouths to feed, and Goff isn’t any good, blah blah…Woods produced last year and I think he has developed chemistry with Goff….I’m going for it…
Pick 7.05 - Carson, Chris SEA RB
Okay, so I need to find a diamond in the rough at RB. Carson seems to be the back in Seattle – not Penny. I need to take a shot with him. Maybe he will way over produce his draft pick here (please, please). BTW, by now I’m getting real antsy about not picking a QB, but there seems to be a good list still left to pick from. Holding out there is a guy I want available next pick.
Pick 8.08 - Stafford, Matthew DET QB
Pick 9.05 - Goff, Jared LAR QB
I’ve got a lot of faith in both these guys this year from a fantasy perspective. They are not going to be the elite QBs but I can see them both doing pretty well. I’ve got stuck in this league before with a crappy QB so I think I’m doing all right with these two picks.
10.08 - Burkhead, Rex NEP RB
Never trust Patriot RBs…I know, I know, but I need another RB….for some reason NE is holding him out for pre-season with a small knee tear. I think they need him bad and have plans for him…if not off to the WW I go….
11.05 - Shepard, Sterling NYG WR
Was looking at Shepard and Tyrell Williams here. Since I already had K Allen, I went with Shepard. I’m hoping he builds off of last year.
I’m not going any further, but that’s how I’ve built my draft WR-WR (Antonio Brown-Keenan Allen). Feel free to rip on it all you want. I generally get poor draft grades especially in this league….whatever…
I am drafting 12th in another 12 team redraft and went WR-WR in that one too. I ended up with OBJ and M Thomas as my 1st two picks. Hey, I always say to myself “waiver wire is your friend” so I guess I’ll lean on that if these draft strategies don’t work out….
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