Found May 18, 2012 on Losers Bracket:

So… it’s May 18th.

Don't be afraid to take Megatron super early this year.



It is well past the deadline for our first Fantasy Football 2012 mock draft.  We are not insane, I mean we will only go about a round here.

Well… since it’s past due let’s get right to it.

Non-PPR, QB 6 point league, 2 wr, 2 rbs and a flex.  Normal other ****.

#1.  Aaron Rodgers.  He had the 2nd most fantasy points, 8% less than Brees but played one game less.  And he doesn’t have the bounty gate over his head.  I will go with the ultra safe Rodgers at #1 as he is in the prime of his career with no end in sight.  And a little homerism here.

#2.  Calvin Johnson.  Yes, a WR.  Not since Jerry Rice, well not even Jerry Rice, has a WR gone this high.  Moss at 4 or 5 from what I recall.  Calvin Johnson had THE most points as a WR by a staggering 34%.  Holy **** bat man.   (Wes Walker #2).  No downside  or much risk here either.  So rock it out.  I’m dead serious.

#3.  Arian Foster.  Ray Rice had more points but Arian Foster missed a few games early.  To have Arian Foster on your roster puts you in the playoffs.  Do I really have to say more?  100 yards and a touchdown by halftime.  Which is nice.  Also the chance for a “Priest Holmes” game, 100 yards running and 100 recieving.  Nice.

#4.  Ray Rice.  They use him like a mule.  Which is great for you, not for the mule.  If he is your keeper good year to dump him, not much left in the tank with this kind of work load.  Flacco sucks mules, I mean donkeys.  Doesn’t really matter though, they give Ray the ball, he does stuff with it.  It’s a pick you are going to be happy with at #4.

#5.  Brees.  #1 overall fantasy player last year.  So at 5 could be a considered a steal.

#6.  Brady.  Just a tick off from Brees and Rodgers.  Steal 2.0.

#7  Stafford.  Run on QB’s.  Too much to pay?  Seriously… coming back you might get stuck with Mark Sanchez who had 75% less points last year.  Ouch.  Next best QB is Eli, so I jump here.   Possible reach, yes.

#8  Lesean Mccoy.  MJD had 10% more points last year, but I got Lesean.  The Eagles were gaining momentum last year.  I like it.  MJD can’t do it again with the crappy Jags can he?

#9  Cam Newton.  Fine.  Someone will take him here.  It won’t be me.  But someone will.  I think his 1 yard plunges will be stopped this year bringing his value way down.  I was wrong on Cam last year in a big way… so probably will be again.  Somebody will bite though.

#10  MJD.  So the THIRD finest RB in all the land goes 10.  Man oh man how life in the NFL and fantasy has changed.  This isn’t a RB league any more and fantasy football is finally going to show it.

#11  Gronk   Look he’s a tight end.  I get that.  He is also the 8th best non QB player last year in fantasy football.  8th.  And he has done it two years in a row and rarely has a bad week.  Mr. Consistent.  24% better than Jimmy Graham (#2 te) and 80% BETTER THAN THE THIRD BEST TE!  More on this in a bit.

#12  Wes Welker  2nd best WR and has done IT for a few years now.  Grab him without fear.

Ok… and right no Adrian Peterson.   Which is pretty amazing.  Not sure where to take him and his broken leg and horrible team.

How about Michael Turner? NO NO NO

Here is one intriguing theory … try to get Gronk AND Jimmy Graham in a flex league.  You could do A HELL OF A LOT WORSE.  And instead of a #3 WR that is bust or boom go with guys that are 80 and a touch every frickin week.

And there you go!


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