The Way of the iCon – 8/6/11
Ok , the iCon is at it again! We will have some real time , real life , real serious , real money blogging coming on up. Another vanilla standard PPR setup against some no names , some kinda names , and some who shall remain nameless. This installment comes to you from the top end of the draft as iCon was fortunate enough to land a pick in the top 4 which is the reason I decided to blog live about this draft. After giving you an intense look into the war room from the back end of the draft against some of the best that money gaming has to offer , I wanted to give you another look at how to approach a $100 dollar PPR draft from the opposite end of the spectrum.
What to expect: similiar targets , different targets , good values , bad values , overrated players and underrated players.
What not to expect: Sex , Drugs or Jude Law. Jude Law will not be involved in any way shape or form in this draft , not even if he texted me would I let that pouty she-male take part in this draft.
What possibly to expect: A blown pick or two because Mila Ricci aka Mrs iCon woke up from a nap and seems to be hell bent on making the rest of my night as miserable as possible.
Now The Actual Draft!
Round 1 Targets: AP , Foster , Cj2k , Charles ,
Not going to over think this in the least , whichever of those four studs is left over for me , will be the guy I build my team around , I will say if Foster is the guy I am staring at, I will pause a bit and consider Ray Rice , I am slowly but surely moving Foster down just a tad.
Actual Round 1 results: Charles, RB KC
Great way to start a draft , never had to make a tough decision here as this was a no brainer. Love the electric running style and the pass catching ability , Thomas Jones is not even worth the handcuffing at this stage in his career.
Round 2 Targets: Mendy , Nicks , Sjax, Jennings , Wallace
Some WRs went very early round 2 , passing on some Rbs so I am just hoping Nicks makes it back to me , This ridiculous idea that namdi to the eagles lowers Nicks’s value has benefitted iCon on more than one occassion , PLEASE PASS ON HIM , I love getting him late round 2!
Actual Round 2 Results: Sjax RB STL
Nicks Sniped RIGHT BEFORE my pick , Ugh , so iCon held it together and passed on Jennings for the stud RB2. Sjax has some bust potential , but so does Jennings and I wasn’t ready to commit this high a pick to Mike Wallace. Jackson was the only way to go for me after Nicks and Mendy got scooped.
Round 3 Targets: Mike Wallace , Jennings , Bowe , Austin, Best
nice score for iCon Sports here. Passing the WRs to take Sjax and then getting the same choice between Jennings and Wallace on the way back simply gorgeous. This team is going to be tough , Jennings and Sjax both offer some bust potential , but so do all of the other players around this area. Thats the WAY of the iCon!
Round 4 Targets: Blount, Vjax , Maclin , Dez
Well as the board shaped up I was able to target one of these 4 players , If I end up with Vjax I will promptly head over to my first confession in 15 years , this will be grade A thou shalt not steal strike me down moses style commandment THIEVERY!
Actual round 4 results: Blount RB TB
Thievery as well here , got Locomotive Legarrette at a bargain basement bottom feeding price here , one helluva value for a guy routinely drafted in mid to late round 3. Vjax snipe hurt , but taking a hit off this blount sure is relaxing.
Round 5 targets: Harvin , VD , Maclin , Holmes, Colston
Maclin will be the big target here , VD just went off the board as the last elite TE left. Colston is hanging out there as well but I am not high on him regardless of the offense
Actual Round 5 Results: Holmes WR NYJ
Deviated from the WR rankings to snag holmes , holmes performed on a better per game basis than I had realized until recently , Sanchez another year , Plax just as good as braylon and keller should be better making Holmes just as dangerous. Harvin went earlier than normal and since I took rbs early I needed a WR right now. Not to mention I will have eyes on Jimmy Graham at a good value so taking Colston here would have killed my points potential if I luck into Graham (nevermind someone just overpaid for Graham by a round a half)
still no Jude Laws to be found- THANK GOD
Round 6 Targets: Mark Ingram , Collie , Rice , Britt
Garcon and Harvin off the board , TEs going Early , so time to readjust and look for the value. That value is found in Ingram or Collie
Actual round 6 results: Collie WR IND– another wr like holmes that performs fantastic on a per game basis , has the noted concussion problems , but when he plays you know he will score. If he can put those injuries in the past this round 6 guy just gave me round 3 numbers , at wr3 I will take that any way
Round 7 Targets: S. Rice , Britt , Stewart , Wells , Schaub
Actual round 7 results: Wells RB Az
Went with Beanie here , simply because I would not be able to stomach him going off and someone else getting lucky. I like wells this year to at least show some of that promise , schaub was staring at me , but I felt I could stll land a top scoring qb in the coming rounds , but wells would have been gone.
Round 8 Targets: Ryan Williams, Stafford , Mike Thomas , Lance Moore
Actual Round 8 results: Ryan Williams Rb Az
thought it would be prudent to back Wells up with Williams , solidifying my Rb corp completely and letting Moore or Thomas fall to me in round 9, Mila Ricci ALMOST F’d this pick up for me , apparently her neck was hurting her and I was the LUCKY guy who got to rub it for her 🙂
9 Moore Fell to me making round 8 a success (way of the icon and stuff)
10 Kolb , last of a tier of qbs , question marks , but talent to put up 300 , might have too much riding on the Desert
11 Pettigrew- Reall late , really good value , Really dislike Jude Law
12 Rashad Jennings – Sleeper , young , mjd and his balky knee , INEXCUSABLE for the owner of mjd to let me get him here
13 Sanchez- a necessary pick to pair with Holmes and give me another option in case Kolb busts all over the desert like Ron Jeremy busts all over ANDDDDDDDDDDDD nevermind… (G rated , gotta keep it G rated)
14 Mark Clayton – Good connection with Bradford before the injury , will be cut for my first waiver , Clayton you have a week to show me something
OVERALL: iCon is STACKED at rb , Blount was a gift , Jennings a gift , Sjax the right pick in round 2 , Charles a stud , I am light at QB and TE but the depth and upside at every other position should cancel that out. This was one of “those” drafts that qbs go early and often and the players who should be drafted in those spots end up on one team , that team was iCon’s and this team DEFINITELY has what it takes to win this thing from Bell to Bell. Now time to go rub my Mila’s neck before she spits pea soup at me killing my swag.
**No Jude Laws were harmed in the writing of this blog