Flights Of Fantasy

I’ve just arrived back home from my second (and final) fantasy football draft for this season and, well, I’m not so sure how I’m going to do this year.
While I was able to ride on the back of Ladainian all last season (until he failed to show up the first week of the playoffs, consigning me and the mighty Barrage to the dustbin of history), I’m going to have to make it with two fair-to-middlin backs in each of the leagues this year. I drew the 4th pick in the first league and the 6th in the second. I came out in the drafts as follows (both drafts are listed in the order of my picks):

  1. Larry Johnson RB
  2. Willis McGahee RB
  3. Terrell Owens WR
  4. Marc Bulger QB
  5. Randy Moss WR
  6. Adrian Peterson RB
  7. Hines Ward WR
  8. Kellen Winslow TE
  9. Tony Romo QB
  10. San Diego DEF
  11. Nate Kaeding K
  12. Greg Jennings WR
  13. Kevin Jones RB
  14. Troy Williamson WR
  15. LenDale White RB


  1. Frank Gore RB
  2. Willis McGahee RB
  3. Philip Rivers QB
  4. Marques Colston WR
  5. Randy Moss WR
  6. LenDale White RB
  7. Jason Witten TE
  8. DeAngelo Williams RB
  9. Denver DEF
  10. Stephen Gostkowski K
  11. Terry Glenn WR
  12. Vincent Jackson WR
  13. Greg Jennings WR
  14. Alex Smith QB

As you can probably see, I ended up with a bit stronger team in the first draft. While both leagues are being run on Yahoo!, the drafts themselves could not have been more different. The first was held as an “off-line” draft, but we projected my laptop up onto a screen and filled in the draft results as we went along via the Comissioner view. No formal time was kept for picks and thus the draft lagged on for nearly 3.5 hours.
The second draft was held as an online draft, although 6 of the 10 teams were actually present in the same room. Picks were limited to 1.5 minutes each by the Y! system, meaning that the draft practically flew by.
So, we’ll see sometime later this year whether Bret or Jemaine is the better manager. My money’s on Jemaine..