This is a 10-team PPR Snake draft with the 1st overall pick. The positional setup doesn’t require a Tight End. QB’s also get a point for a completion and lose a point for an incompletion. QB scoring is much higher in this league than other ones I participate in. The QB’s went so early in this draft I was able to load up on RB.
RB Christian McCaffrey Panthers
RB Josh Jacobs Raiders
WR Kenny Golladay Lions
WR Terry McLaurin Washington Football Team
WR D.J. Chark Jaguars
RB Cam Akers Rams
WR Julian Edelman Patriots
RB JK Dobbins Ravens
RB Kareem Hunt Browns
RB Zack Moss Bills
QB Derek Carr Raiders
QB Kirk Cousins Vikings
WR Jalen Reagor Eagles
K Rodrigo Blankenship Colts
This is not how I anticipated this team ending up. I stayed to my strategy of taking the best player available and didn’t try to keep up with the Joneses on QB’s. Kyler Murray was drafted 1 spot ahead of Cam Akers to end Round 6. To start Round 7 I took Julian Edelman.
In between my Edelman pick and JK Dobbins pick 5 QB’s were drafted. By taking Edelman, I missed out on Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, Josh Allen, Carson Wentz, and Cam Newton. My plan was to take Cam Newton with the Dobbins pick. After the run on QB’s I
thought the RB’s would start to go. Daniel Jones was my target for Round 10. Not to be as Jones went a few picks after Kareem Hunt. I really thought Jones would be there when I took Zack Moss. Many of the teams drafted 2 QB’s before I had 1.
I’m not thrilled with the combo of Derek Carr and Kirk Cousins. I also considered drafting Ryan Tannehill or Baker Mayfield and carrying 3 QB’s to start the season. Carr was drafted because of a Week 1 matchup with the Panthers. I anticipate Carolina having one of the worst defenses in the league this season. I’ve often stood up for Cousins as he’s a better QB than given credit for by some fans. The hope is Cousins numbers in 2020 are closer to his 2018 campaign than 2019. Having Adam Thielen for a full season and not having Stefon Diggs yelling at him may help matters.
The plan going forward is to actively pay attention to the waiver wire and see if the teams that drafted 3 QB’s end up dropping 1 due to bye weeks. I also may end up cashing 1 of my 6 RB’s as part of a QB upgrade. This team has a good baseline of players, but will need more work done on waivers than my usual to be successful.