Top 5 Fantasy Football RBs to stay away from

So here I am. It’s Friday night, I’m getting ready for a draft with friends, $20 entry fee. Standard rules. I randomly receive the #1 overall pick. Now, normally I dislike being in the top-5 in a draft. The first 2 or 3 aren’t bad, because the quality of guys there are pretty similar. But landing on #4 or 5 or even 6th draft pick means, not only am I going to miss out on those top-3 RBs, but I then have to wait until deep into the next round for my next pick, in which case usually the top 2-3 QBs are off the board, the top 8-10 RBs might be gone, and definitely the top 2-3 WRs.

But here I am. My opportunity to grab Adrian Peterson #1 overall, and then sit and wait until #20 + #21 for my next two picks. I look at the pre-ranked ESPN selections and think “Well, not so bad, I can grab Tom Brady and Darren McFadden, and start off pretty strong”. I load up my pre-draft choices up until the 4th round, and then go downstairs to make some nachos. Cheesy chips + beer + football? That’s a win.

The last few minutes of pre-draft go by and the draft starts as I’m walking back upstairs with some warm nacho goodness. Tick, tick, tick. Congratulations, you have just drafted Brandon Lloyd. SHITFUCKGODDAMNIT!!! Yes. My #1 overall pick went to a 4th round wide receiver. Coincidentally, he was the lucky recipient of last year’s best wide-receiver, scoring a ton of points for Denver. But this year? Ehh, with the Broncos switching coaches, and the possible likes of Tim Tebow grabbing the starting QB duties this year, it’s not very likely. But here I am, with a 4th round wide receiver as my #1 pick, and having to wait until #20 to actually start fixing my mistake draft. Way to go, Jason. Way, to, go.

It’s not easy to fix a big mistake like that, but it’s possible. Overall, my team is rather solid (in my opinion). I stay away from guys I know are going to be busts for their draft selection, and pick up guys that I feel will be better than they are drafted at. So, without boring you further, here are some guys that I definitely don’t pick up, and try to fix a mistake like mine:  Continue reading “Top 5 Fantasy Football RBs to stay away from” Top 5 Fantasy Football RB…

“Some Random Guy” on the cover of Madden 12

So the rigged votes are in, and a Cleveland Browns player is the new face of the Madden NFL videogame franchise. Peyton Manning? No, it’s Peyton Hillis. The 4th-best runningback of the 2010 NFL season. On a team that went with 5 wins and 11 losses last season, losing as many games at home as they had total wins all year long.

I’m not going to give any statistical information, about how Hillis went from 54 yards in 2009 (Denver Broncos) to 1177 yards in 2010, or how Jerome Harrison of the 2009 Cleveland Browns had the same 4.4 yard per rush average that Peyton had in 2010 of the same team. Or the fact that the Steelers in the same AFC-North division as the Browns made it to the Superbowl, and the Browns made it to 6th overall draft pick (which is happening today, by the way!).

I also will not mention how Peyton beat out both Aaron Rodgers, Superbowl 2010 MVP and Michael Vick, NFL’s MVP / Offensive Player of the Year / Pro Bowl starting quarterback.

Either way — congrats, Peyton Hillis. Now go break a leg. The Madden Curse dictates it to be so.