Friday, August 31, 2012

Preseason Waivers

Round 1-Jonathan Dwyer RB
Dwyer was on my radar as a late round flier possibility during the draft. Opted for Ballard, Royster and Pierce that paid off in different ways. Dwyer has had a great preseason, is young, and the Steelers could have an opportunity for him to step into the "feature" back role with Redman nursing an injury and Mendenhall coming back for a major one and a free agent after 2012. Was really hoping WR Josh Gordon would fall to me but he was the first waiver selection off the board to Arian.

Round 2-Garret Hartley K
Didn't pick a kicker in the draft so I had to get one. Disappointed that I couldn't use this selection on a WR since I feel very weak at that position. If Miles Austin's hamstring issues continue, I am in big trouble there. Could've had S. Smith, R. Streater, L. Brazill, with my round 1 pick, but opted for the RB because of the larger injury risk there and always seem to be more WR options available from the waiver wire during the season.

Monday, August 20, 2012

College Player Schedules

QB Tyler Wilson, Arkansas Razorbacks
Sat, Sept 1- Jacksonville State (19/27 367yds 3td 0int)
Sat, Sept 8- Louisiana-Monroe
Sat, Sept 15-Alabama (3pm CBS)
Sat, Sept 22-Rutgers
Sat, Sept 29-Texas A&M
Sat, Oct 6-Auburn
Sat, Oct 13-Kentucky
Sat, Oct 27-Ole Miss
Sat, Nov 3-Tulsa
Sat, Nov 10-South Carolina
Sat, Nov 17-Mississippi State
Fri, Nov 23-LSU

RB Giovani Bernard, North Carolina Tar Heels
Sat, Sept 1- Elon (93ru 1td, 2rec 10yds 1td, punt ret td)
Sat, Sept 8- Wake Forest
Sat, Sept 15-Louisville (2:30 ABC)
Sat, Sept 22-East Carolina
Sat, Sept 29-Idaho
Sat, Oct 6- Virginia Tech
Sat, Oct 13-Miami
Sat, Oct 20-Duke
Sat, Oct 27-North Carolina State
Sat, Nov 10-Georgia Tech
Thu, Nov 15-Virginia (6:30 ESPN)
Sat, Nov 24-Maryland

WR Keenan Allen, California Golden Bears
Sat, Sept 1- Nevada (5rec 69yds 0td, 33ru 1td)
Sat, Sept 8- Southern Utah
Sat, Sept 15-Ohio State (1:00 ABC)
Sat, Sept 22-USC
Sat, Sept 29-Arizona State
Sat, Oct 6-UCLA
Sat, Oct 13-Washington State
Sat, Oct 20-Stanford
Sat, Oct 27-Utah
Fri, Nov 2-Washington
Sat, Nov 10-Oregon
Sat, Nov 17-Oregon State

Thursday, August 16, 2012

2012 College Player Draft

1-Robert Woods, WR
2-Marcus Lattimore, RB
3-Justin Hunter, WR
4-Keenan Allen, WR-Very pleased with this pick! My 2nd ranked player at the 4 spot.
5-Montee Ball, RB
6-Matt Barkley, QB
7-Giovani Bernard, RB-Got my guy! Gio don't let me down! 2 trades went into this pick.
Trade One-Bernard Pierce and 23.09 for 23.05- Gave HoneyBDC Ray Rice's handcuff to move up 4 spots, which may have made trade 2 more palatable.
Trade Two-Evan Royster and 23.05 for 22.07-Traded to Damona who days earlier had rejected a trade of Royster and the 23.09 pick for 22.07. Maybe not having to drop back so far did the trick or maybe a few days passed and Damona grew more worried about his RB's with MJD holding out, Mathews injured, SJax on the edge of RB cliff, and Greene almost irrelevant in PPR.
Glad to get a targeted pick and turn picks 215 and 226 into the 7th pick of the first college draft.
8-Knile Davis, RB
9-Eddie Lacy, RB
10-Terrance Williams, WR
11-Marquise Lee, WR
12-Sammy Watkins, WR
13-Kenny Stills, WR
14-Logan Thomas, QB
15-Joseph Randle, RB
16-Ricky Seals-Jones, WR
17-Da'Rick Rogers, WR
18-De'Anthony Thomas, RB
19-Tyler Wilson, QB-Traded Jake Locker for this pick. Locker's last preseason game he was horribly inaccurate, a problem many scouts are worried about. That combined with Wilson dropping prompted me to make the move. Time will tell if this was bone-headed on my part as Locker is in a great situation. Big "plus" is that I like Wilson's intangibles and should be able to watch several of his games this season.
20-Dorial Green-Beckham, WR
21-Kenjon Barner, RB
22-Cobi Hamilton, WR
23-Landry Jones, QB
24-Jake Stoneburner, TE
Best Available That Went Undrafted
Marquess Wilson,WR
Ray Graham,RB
Christine Michael,RB
Tyler Eifert,TE

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Some thoughts...

-Mario Fannin was lost for the season today due to a torn achilles. This follows not long after news about Greg Childs going down to knee injury. Fannin was my final pick and an upside longshot, but still disappointing to see two guys with lots of talent/ability see their seasons go up in smoke in an instant.
-RGIII buyers remorse has already set in. Not because I've lost faith that he could be a #1QB, but because his development could keep me from competing this year. In retrospect, if I was going to let my team develop over time along with RGIII, then I should have went very young with my picks at WR/RB as well. As it is, right when RGIII is hopefully entering his prime fantasy years, CJ2K, Bradshaw, and M. Austin will be on the downslope and almost untradeable. To make matters worse, read this morning that Austin is having problems with his hamstring again, so he may not have any "prime" seasons left to be wasted if he continues to be undurable.
-On the bright side some of my longshot RB picks aren't looking so bad. V. Ballard and Evan Royster seem to be in the lead amoung their committees, but preseason games haven't even started so I can't let my hopes get too high.