I guess I've been lucky in the past, getting mid-round positions, but man this year I got 11th, and I will have to call this the worst spot of all. At least in a 12-teamer.

The 12th man at least can go back to back, so bit easier in that sense, but 11th gets a pick and then 2 picks before his next, so there is still some potential for messing with your plans.

After you make that 2nd pick, you might as well go have a nap. It takes forever, and there is no way to plan. I had about 12 guys queued up that I would possibly take, and when it came my time, all are gone. So there is no point in speculating until 3 or 4 picks before yours.


Anyway, my strategy at that spot, was to pick somewhat reliable players.

First four picks were Dillon, Portis, Horn, and Gonzales. I think it's a good core for a 12 man league.

I could have had Jamal Lewis, as he sank all the way to the end, but I'm not sure I want him, givin his size and the fact that he had ankle surgery.

I think Dillon will be solid, probably not hit last years numbers, but not too much of a drop off. Portis I think will get more TDs this year, he can't do much worse. And even in what ppl think is a horrible year, he had a combined 1500 yards and 7tds.

We reduced QB scoring to a more performance standard of 4 pts for passing TDs, only the commish also made it 25 yds per pt instead of 20. So I waited a little while, and against my own common sense drafted Vick. I didn't overpay though, got him in the 5th or 6th round. I figure with QB scoring being that low, rushing yards from that spot will be a huge advantage. Brooks is backing him up anyway, so still pretty comfy.

All I can say, is picking 11 seriously changes what a team looks like. I usually always go with 3 RBs right from the start, but by the time the snake reached me for my third pick, there were only backups left.

Anyway, thought I'd share, since I know the fever will be catching on soon as more drafts happen.

In case this helps anyone, here is how our draft went. I think the first two guys were on autodraft for the first round or two. I wasn't very well prepared for this draft, as it was earlier than normal and snuck up on me.

Round 1
1. P. Manning Vikings
2. D. Culpepper Oh No T.O.
3. L. Tomlinson Gatos del Tigre
4. S. Alexander Poppa Sacks
5. P. Holmes North Dallas...
6. D. McAllister Scarborough ...
7. D. Davis DownNotOut
8. E. James Cleveland St...
9. R. Moss Screaming Mo...
10. W. McGahee YOU CAN DO IT!
11. C. Dillon Killer Bald ...
12. J. Lewis Teabagers
Round 2
13. J. Jones Teabagers
14. C. Portis Killer Bald ...
15. L. Jordan YOU CAN DO IT!
16. R. Johnson Screaming Mo...
17. S. Jackson Cleveland St...
18. T. Barber DownNotOut
19. A. Green Scarborough ...
20. K. Jones North Dallas...
21. C. Martin Poppa Sacks
22. B. Westbrook Gatos del Tigre
23. T. Bell Oh No T.O.
24. C. Brown Vikings
Round 3
25. R. Wayne Vikings
26. W. Dunn Oh No T.O.
27. T. Owens Gatos del Tigre
28. M. Harrison Poppa Sacks
29. C. Johnson North Dallas...
30. T. Holt Scarborough ...
31. D. McNabb DownNotOut
32. C. Williams Cleveland St...
33. J. Arrington Screaming Mo...
34. A. Gates YOU CAN DO IT!
35. J. Horn Killer Bald ...
36. K. Barlow Teabagers
Round 4
37. F. Taylor Teabagers
38. T. Gonzalez Killer Bald ...
39. H. Ward YOU CAN DO IT!
40. J. Witten Screaming Mo...
41. J. Walker Cleveland St...
42. D. Foster DownNotOut
43. R. Brown Scarborough ...
44. A. Johnson North Dallas...
45. J. Bettis Poppa Sacks
46. D. Jackson Gatos del Tigre
47. Mi. Clayton Oh No T.O.
48. J. Porter Vikings
Round 5
49. M. Bennett Vikings
50. N. Burleson Oh No T.O.
51. D. Bennett Gatos del Tigre
52. A. Boldin Poppa Sacks
53. T. Green North Dallas...
54. T. Henry Scarborough ...
55. S. Smith DownNotOut
56. Ro. Williams Cleveland St...
57. A. Lelie Screaming Mo...
58. B. Favre YOU CAN DO IT!
59. L. Coles Killer Bald ...
60. M. Bulger Teabagers
Round 6
61. E. Moulds Teabagers
62. M. Vick Killer Bald ...
63. Baltimore YOU CAN DO IT!
64. K. Collins Screaming Mo...
65. C. Benson Cleveland St...
66. I. Bruce DownNotOut
67. L. Johnson Scarborough ...
68. C. Chambers North Dallas...
69. J. Plummer Poppa Sacks
70. T. Jones Gatos del Tigre
71. R. Droughns Oh No T.O.
72. J. Shockey Vikings
Round 7
73. C. Rogers Vikings
74. A. Crumpler Oh No T.O.
75. Buffalo Gatos del Tigre
76. L. Fitzgerald Poppa Sacks
77. D. Driver North Dallas...
78. L. Suggs Scarborough ...
79. Ji. Smith DownNotOut
80. M. Muhammad Cleveland St...
81. M. Anderson Screaming Mo...
82. T. Brady YOU CAN DO IT!
83. S. Moss Killer Bald ...
84. D. Branch Teabagers
Round 8
85. D. Blaylock Teabagers
86. E. Shelton Killer Bald ...
87. P. Burress YOU CAN DO IT!
88. L. Evans Screaming Mo...
89. D. Mason Cleveland St...
90. T. Heap DownNotOut
91. D. Staley Scarborough ...
92. T. Duckett North Dallas...
93. R. McMichael Poppa Sacks
94. D. Brees Gatos del Tigre
95. Ro. Smith Oh No T.O.
96. Philadelphia Vikings
Round 9
97. D. Stallworth Vikings
98. M. Faulk Oh No T.O.
99. A. Vinatieri Gatos del Tigre
100. M. Stover Poppa Sacks
101. Da. Clark North Dallas...
102. M. Hasselbeck Scarborough ...
103. D. Akers DownNotOut
104. C. Palmer Cleveland St...
105. New York Screaming Mo...
106. E. Kennison YOU CAN DO IT!
107. A. Brooks Killer Bald ...
108. T. Houshmandzadeh Teabagers
Round 10
109. E. Johnson Teabagers
110. New England Killer Bald ...
111. M. Robinson YOU CAN DO IT!
112. K. Warner Screaming Mo...
113. R. Williams Cleveland St...
114. Atlanta DownNotOut
115. B. Stokley Scarborough ...
116. Pittsburgh North Dallas...
117. Carolina Poppa Sacks
118. C. Cooley Gatos del Tigre
119. J. Elam Oh No T.O.
120. T. Williamson Vikings
Round 11
121. D. Rhodes Vikings
122. Indianapolis Oh No T.O.
123. D. Givens Gatos del Tigre
124. J. Delhomme Poppa Sacks
125. C. Pennington North Dallas...
126. J. McCareins Scarborough ...
127. S. McNair DownNotOut
128. L. Smith Cleveland St...
129. M. Vanderjagt Screaming Mo...
130. C. Buckhalter YOU CAN DO IT!
131. J. Wilkins Killer Bald ...
132. D. Boston Teabagers
Round 12
133. N. Davenport Teabagers
134. T. Calico Killer Bald ...
135. M. Shipp YOU CAN DO IT!
136. A. Davis Screaming Mo...
137. K. McCardell Cleveland St...
138. S. Davis DownNotOut
139. A. Toomer Scarborough ...
140. K. Colbert North Dallas...
141. Ke. Johnson Poppa Sacks
142. W. Parker Gatos del Tigre
143. M. Pittman Oh No T.O.
144. S. Janikowski Vikings
Round 13
145. D. Carr Vikings
146. B. Edwards Oh No T.O.
147. A. Randle El Gatos del Tigre
148. M. Williams Poppa Sacks
149. J. Wiggins North Dallas...
150. T. Glenn Scarborough ...
151. D. Patten DownNotOut
152. B. Leftwich Cleveland St...
153. B. Jacobs Screaming Mo...
154. L. Toefield YOU CAN DO IT!
155. B. Lloyd Killer Bald ...
156. J. Harrington Teabagers
Round 14
157. N. Kaeding Teabagers
158. L. Betts Killer Bald ...
159. F. Gore YOU CAN DO IT!
160. R. Curry Screaming Mo...
161. M. Nugent Cleveland St...
162. Ma. Clayton DownNotOut
163. S. Graham Scarborough ...
164. R. Longwell North Dallas...
165. J. Gaffney Poppa Sacks
166. G. Lewis Gatos del Tigre
167. K. Boller Oh No T.O.
168. B. Troupe Vikings
Round 15
169. Tampa Bay Vikings
170. J. Putzier Oh No T.O.
171. B. Griese Gatos del Tigre
172. D. Graham Poppa Sacks
173. J. Galloway North Dallas...
174. D. Jolley Scarborough ...
175. P. Warrick DownNotOut
176. M. Jenkins Cleveland St...
177. H. Miller Screaming Mo...
178. P. Price YOU CAN DO IT!
179. R. Caldwell Killer Bald ...
180. S. McDonald Teabagers
Round 16
181. V. Haynes Teabagers
182. M. Morris Killer Bald ...
183. M. Clarett YOU CAN DO IT!
184. Kansas City Screaming Mo...
185. M. Moore Cleveland St...
186. Denver DownNotOut
187. Arizona Scarborough ...
188. J. Hall North Dallas...
189. L. Tynes Poppa Sacks
190. B. Franks Gatos del Tigre
191. Chicago Oh No T.O.
192. Miami Vikings
Round 17
193. O. Mare Vikings
194. R. Brown Oh No T.O.
195. O. Kimrin Gatos del Tigre
196. M. Cloud Poppa Sacks
197. Cincinnati North Dallas...
198. C. Taylor Scarborough ...
199. J. Losman DownNotOut
200. New Orleans Cleveland St...
201. B. Cundiff Screaming Mo...
202. J. Hanson YOU CAN DO IT!
203. K. Faulk Killer Bald ...
204. Houston Teabagers