“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” -Edmund Burke
Very true statement by a great British philosopher. The first step in preparing for the upcoming season is to review your drafts from last year. I will start today with one of my CBS leagues: 12 teams, 3 WRs, no Flex, no PPR, all TD’s worth 6 points. Let us take a closer look at exactly how Round 1 went down.
Round 1 Selections:
- RB-Le’Veon Bell (Pittsburgh): Team KK
- RB-Marshawn Lynch (Seattle): Team JW
- RB-Eddie Lacy (Green Bay): Team FI
- RB-Jamaal Charles (Kansas City): Team CC
- RB-Adrian Peterson (Minnesota): Team 13
- WR-Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh): FANTASY WARRIOR
- RB-CJ Anderson (Denver): Team DI
- WR-Dez Bryant (Dallas): Team LA
- TE-Rob Gronkowski (New England): Team GO
- RB-Jeremy Hill (Cincinnati): Team RS
- WR-Odell Beckham (NY Giants): Team SP
- WR-DeMarco Murray (Philadelphia): Team TB
OVERVIEW: Seven RB’s, four WR, and one TE. Reasonable names picked across the board and notice no QB’s. Given the 6 points per passing touchdown, it was tempting to go Luck or Rodgers but that would clearly have been a mistake. QB is the deepest position and a few years ago you could justify taking a QB because they were automatic and fairly better than the rest of the field. However, that is just not true anymore. These were pretty much the top twelve guys drafted, with the exception of Murray who usually went after Matt Forte.
SKINNY: The top performers from this round in relation to their corresponding position were: Peterson (RB #2), Brown (WR #1), Gronkowski (TE #1), and Beckham (WR #5). Those teams were clearly off to a great start.