(WTNH)–It’s fantasy football season, and here at SportzEdge, we’ve got you covered like the Seahawks’ secondary (one reason Kels Dayton ranked them No. 1 on his list of Top 8 defenses).
Yesterday, we ranked our Top 8 players at each position, and today we’re just going to go ahead and show you how we drafted our teams in the official News 8 Fantasy League™.
You know that annoying friend who always wants you to check out their fantasy team? Yeah, that’s us. But in this case, it might help you get a feel for your draft, and for how smart we are. The News 8 league has 14 teams, and carries two wide receivers, a quarterback, two running backs, a tight end and a flex player.
Check out our picks below:
In this author’s opinion, Dayton had an outstanding draft. He took Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins with the 9th overall pick, then came back with Bills RB LeSean McCoy, and Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, who could put up big numbers considering all of the weapons he has at his disposal. Tyler Lockett was a steal in the 6th round, as he broke out last season, and late-round picks Victor Cruz and Spencer Ware have high upside, though they could end up being complete busts.
Dayton was enthralled with “Hard Knocks” and took the L.A. Rams defense partly because of that. But they should still be a solid outfit, as defensive lineman Aaron Donald is one of the best in the game and linebacker Alec Ogletree adds muscle over the middle.
You can see that Pierson went with his sleeper pick, Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston, and drafted Buffalo’s Tyrod Taylor to back him up, just in case he doesn’t have the breakout season Pierson expects. Taylor is probably a safe bet as a dual-threat QB, and should put up consistent numbers each week.
Pierson loves Redskins TE Jordan Reed (he ranked him ahead of Gronk), and his wide receiving corps look solid, as Brandon Marshall bet his car that he’d be better than Antonio Brown this season, and Golden Tate should get plenty of opportunities in the Lions’ air-it-out offense now that Calvin Johnson has retired.
Minnesota wideout Laquon Treadwell is a nice sleeper pick, too. He was an All-American at Ole Miss.
Dobratz auto-drafted his team, which is a weak move and no one should give him credit for anything listed above. Still, he is the two-time defending league champion, so maybe he knows what he’s doing.
Henry had a solid draft, nabbing Aaron Rodgers in the second round (he was the first QB off the board), and also landing Bengals wideout A.J. Green, Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones (who could be in line for a breakout season with the retirement of Calvin Johnson), and Broncos running back C.J. Anderson, who will likely see more workload now that Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler are gone and Trevor Siemian is under center.
Yahoo! however, was not impressed, as they ruthlessly gave Henry a ‘D’ on his draft report card, crushing any positive feelings he may have had immediately after completing said draft.