Sunday night I had the honor of participating in another mock draft, this time it was auction style which is an ideal way of doing things if this were a league with a cash prize in the end.
Here’s my Team Breakdown:
Team Scott DelleFave
RB C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills – $55
WR A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals – $41
RB Reggie Bush, Detroit Lions – $25
RB Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers – $24
RB Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins – $14
QB Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions – $13
RB Fred Jackson, Buffalo Bills – $10
WR Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville Jaguars – $6
D/ST Seattle Seahawks – $6
WR Steve Johnson, Buffalo Bills – $6
WR Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers – $4
D/ST Chicago Bears – $3
QB Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks – $2
TE Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings – $1
K Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis Rams – $1
Total Spent: $211
$55 – RB C.J. Spiller – Spiller is a home run hitting threat from seemingly anywhere on the field no matter if he’s pounding the rock or catching the ball out of the backfield. This is his first year as the primary running back in Western New York.
$41 – WR A.J. Green – Green is nothing short of an amazing wide out who looks like he will progress every single year. If he progresses the way he did last year, he will be considered on the the elite level despite it being only his third season.
$25 – RB Reggie Bush – Similar to Spiller is Bush, just simply dynamic weapon on offense who should produce greatly due to being teammates with Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson.
$24 – RB Frank Gore – Gore still has a good amount in his tank despite his injury history, and as a Flex back, he should be just fine.
$14 – RB Lamar Miller – Just like my ideal plan in a normal fantasy football draft, I stockpiled running backs so I have trade bait and also obscene depth; it’s a win-win strategy.
$13 – QB Matthew Stafford – Getting a quarterback who has thrown for nearly 5,000 passing yards in the last two seasons for a margin of what other people were paying for bigger name quarterbacks allowed me to gamble and spend more on my halfbacks.
$10 – HB Fred Jackson – Getting C.J. Spiller’s backup as an insurance policy is never a bad thing, and paying only 10 bucks for peace of mind isn’t too shabby at all.
$6 – WR Cecil Shorts – Regardless of who’s throwing the ball to him this year, Shorts should have a solid year as Justin Blackmon is out for the first four games due failure to comply with the league’s substance policy.
$6 – Seattle Seahawks D/ST – This defense is absurdly good at forcing turnovers due to its youth, speed and size at the right positions. As this team gels with a year under its belt together, it can only mean good things are coming.
$6 – WR Stevie Johnson – Yes, I am a Bills fan and proud of it. But this guy has had three straight 1,000 yard receiving seasons, and now he actually has a WR corps around him to enable him to get single coverage. So getting him for the same price I accidentally got Cecil Shorts, I’ll take it.
$4 – WR Jordy Nelson – Aaron Rodgers‘ ace in the hole, Nelson runs amazing routes, and he catches darn near everything thrown his way.
$3 – Chicago Bears D/ST – While they don’t have Brian Urlacher anymore, this Bears defense is still tough, gritty and knows how to force turnovers.
$2 – QB Russell Wilson – With a quarterback like Stafford who’s had issues with shoulder injuries, I decided on some insurance. And for two bucks why the heck not!?
$1 – TE Kyle Rudolph – Getting my starting tight end for a single buck is a steal. Rudolph is poised to have a big 2013 when most teams are going to be focusing on Adrian Peterson. This could allow him to slip between the cracks and get open for quarterback Christian Ponder.
$1 – K Greg Zuerlein – Getting the kicker who kicks indoors over one half of the time isn’t a bad thing. Then you add the fact that he’s consistent from over 50 yards away, and this could be a kicker that racks up a lot of points for distance field goals alone. The Rams also overhauled their offense for the sake of quarterback Sam Bradford.
All in all, I can say that I’m proud of the majority of this team, with the exception of Cecil Shorts; however if he pans out for me then it’s all good. I’m also proud of the fact that I had 39 dollars left over when other people were breaking the bank.