Team: Bradys Deep Balls
QB: Winston ($7), Prescott ($5)
RB: Crowell ($20), Martin ($18), Montgomery ($13), Woodhead ($4), Charles ($4)
WR: Brown ($51), Cooks ($32), Watkins ($23), Snead ($4), Garcon ($1), John Brown ($3), Beasley ($3)
TE: Ebron ($4), Brate ($1)
DST: Giants ($3), Lions ($1)
K: Colts ($1), Cardinals ($1)
QB: I unfortunately could not procure Brady... the high end QBs were going much higher than I anticipated (anticipation based on reviewing results of the May DM). This was perhaps a blessing in disguise though as I was able to take Winston (2nd most pass yards through first 2 NFL seasons all time) and Prescott (looking forward to the shootouts in the NFC East this year) for a combined $12. They are both mobile QBs, so some rushing yards should help with the weekly floor. And everyone knows how high I am on Winston this year. If I can't get Rodgers or Brady, I want famous Jameis. I'm very happy with the value I got at the QB position.
RB: Don't think I drafted enough of them. But, the 3 starters I do have -- Crow, Martin, and Montgomery -- I think all came at very nice prices, and look poised for a) volume and b.) an adequate reception floor. I was mad I missed Abdullah (was too busy scolding Iron in the chat, at this point, I think), and I let White and Gillislee both get away... Woodhead, I am banking on picking up the slack while Martin is out this year, but also a consistent PPR floor throughout the year as they seem to love him as a receiver in Baltimore. I basically need these guys to stay healthy though because there's just not a lot of depth here. I certainly did intend to try and get the bargain values at this position, since it is PPR, and I think I succeeded to that end. Again, just hope there is enough depth. Charles for $4 doesn't mean much since I was just trying to burn cash with my last couple picks. If his knee is right, this is huge. I should've skipped on Beasley and gotten Quizz instead.
WR: I feel like this has to be one of the strongest if not the strongest WR core in the league, both in terms of top-end firepower and depth. I wasn't planning on getting AB, not at all .... but when the timer was counting down and his price was at $50, I thought ... I can't let the best WR in the game go in a PPR draft for only $50, so I bid $51, fully expecting other people to drive him up nearer to $60. But no one did. This was my 3rd pick of the evening, and certainly changed the budget calculus for the rest of the night. I am fine with it. Watkins for $23, I expect to return $30-ish type value -- the serious injury is past him, and even if he misses a game here or there for some other minor injury, it will be worth it. Basically like Dez and Julio, he's "elite when healthy", except not quite as elite. For $23 he's elite enough for me. Then Cooks for $32... I consider this my biggest mistake of the draft. I think that's priced at or near his ceiling. And with all the targets in NE, I'm not sure he gets enough receptions to make him worth it in PPR. I'm still happy to have him on my team, especially a DM, where there should be a couple of massive weeks. Needed someone to catch Brady's Deep Balls, anyways. After my Big 3, I'm ecstatic about the depth. Snead for $4, Garcon for $1 (!) should both push for 100 receptions each. I expect John Brown to come back. Beasley was a mistake, albeit a cheap one. Between these last 4 guys, I fully expect a blow up week here or there, or at least a really solid floor to fill in when 1 of my Big 3 have a down week.
TE: Back to the the bargain bin, as intended. Not as worried about OJ Howard as others are -- Brate is a great receiver and red zone target. And Ebron is finally getting together, if only he can stay healthy, for the Lions. Departure of Boldin is huge for his TD upside -- Stafford looks to him a lot in scoring situations.
DST/K: Whatever, who cares.
Overall I am happy. I got star power at WR, great value and depth at WR, then good value on some safe-volume RBs. That was the plan. But I think I misfired on a few picks: I wouldn't have purchased Cooks, Beasley, or Charles, and instead would have grabbed Fournette for $25 and Crabtree/Fitz for $15. Or Pryor ($23) and Abdullah ($12). But in a DM format, maybe Cooks will pay off -- it was my first ever, so I'll learn the old fashioned way. Also I really wanted Martavis in this format, but had overspent on WRs by the time he came up. Oh well.