OK, shifting gears here. I really hate dorks that talk fantasy football, but it’s that time of year. Bears training camp has broken, so allow me to digress a little. I promise this kind of thing will be very infrequent.
I’ve been in the same fantasy league for three years, and every year I suck. All of my grand plans always land me in the bottom quarter of the league. I complained the first two years that I was always drawn for a low draft pick (second-to-last both years), and this had to be the main reason I suck, I thought.
Then this offseason, seeing that the person with the top pick in the draft never seems to win, I came to the conclusion that one may be better off with a lower pick then a high pick. In our league, the first to pick selects last in the second round, then first in the third, and so on. So with the last pick, the player gets the very next pick. And I think having 2 picks in the first 11 selections is more valuable than having the top pick.¬† The second pick is easy-just take whomever is left with no worries that you made the wrong decision.
So of course, once I decided I would never want the top pick overall, I just got drawn for the top pick overall. I read somewhere that the #2 pick is more valuable this year than #1, because the second player doesn’t have to make the ultimate decision: LaDanian Tomlinson or Adrian Peterson with the top pick.
LT, obviously, has been the consensus #1 pick for 4 years straight. And he’s performed every single year. But Peterson is tantalizing, with the potential to blast through 2,000 yards rushing, 2,700 yards overall and 20 touchdowns. He also has a track record of injuries, while LT has missed one game in his career.
So what the hell do I do? Help? Comments welcome.