Doom Patrol Chronicles: The Draft
I know you don’t care about my fantasy football team. But it’s my blog, so I’ll write about it occasionally if I want to.
This season my team is named Doom Patrol, following in the heritage of West Coast Avengers and Green Lantern Corps. The league I’m in is mostly office folks. A live draft was scheduled for 3 PM this afternoon, which made it a bit tricky, since many people actually still had work commitments. Most of the selections actually wound being autopicked.
Meanwhile, yours truly tried to sneak out for a beverage and hand picked selections. Problem is, I forgot the power cord for my personal laptop, said lack being discovered 5 minutes before the draft started. This led to a frantic dash to the local library and the expedient usage of a public workstation.
To make matters even worse, I got the 13th pick out of 14 teams. Luckily it was a snake (order reversed every other round), so I had a fighting chance. Unfortunately, I missed my first two picks and completely blew my strategy of picking up a couple of second tier lead running backs. Instead I wound up with Drew Brees and Randy Moss.
It could be worse.
Herewith are the initial members of Doom Patrol, by round, overall rank in parens:
- (13) Drew Brees, NO QB
- (16) Randy Moss, NE WR
- (41) Darren McFadden, OAK RB
- (44) Marshawn Lynch, BUF RB
- (69) Eddie Royal, DEN WR
- (72) Matt Hasselbeck, SEA QB
- (97) Jamal Lewis, CLE RB
- (100) Visanthe Shiancoe, MIN TE
- (125) Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG RB
- (128) Donald Driver, GB WR
- (153) Hakeem Nicks, NYG WR
- (156) Washington, DEF
Yeah, I know Marshawn Lynch is suspended for three games. I’m hoping Jamal Lewis can stay healthy and productive for that period of time. And I’ll dump one of the WRs for a kicker on Saturday.
I’m looking forward to the start of Fantasy season as much as real college football and the start of the NFL.