Friday, December 28, 2007

Reviewing the Year in Fantasy Football

Most Leagues are done now, or in their final week. I've always wanted to go back and look at how picks might have been different based on actual performance, and now that I have a blog I have a reason to.

Here Goes.
My Team on Draft Day

Round Pick Player Position
1. (6) Frank Gore RB
2. (23) Clinton Portis RB
3. (34) Donovan McNabb QB
4. (51) Calvin Johnson WR
5. (62) Adrian Peterson RB
6. (79) Kellen Winslow TE
7. (90) New England DEF
8. (107) Joe Horn WR
9. (118) Wes Welker WR
10. (135) Ben Roethlisberger QB
11. (146) Eric Moulds WR
12. (163) John Kasay K
13. (174) Devin Hester WR
14. (191) Antwaan Randle El WR
15. (202) Reuben Droughns RB

So here's my team at the end of the year, ranked by the number of fantasy points they earned.
Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB) 259
Adrian Peterson (Min - RB) 219
Clinton Portis (Was - RB) 188
Donovan McNabb (Phi - QB) 188
New England (NE - DEF) 175
Frank Gore (SF - RB) 159
Wes Welker (NE - WR) 146
Kellen Winslow (Cle - TE) 127
Carolina (Car - DEF) 110
David Akers (Phi - K) 106
Calvin Johnson (Det - WR) 98
Roydell Williams (Ten - WR) 83
Antwaan Randle El(Was- WR) 75
Andre Davis (Hou - WR) 75
Devin Hester (Chi - WR) 55

Here are the Top 25 points leaders in fantasy football in the NFL this season along with where they were taken in our draft.

Tom Brady (NE - QB) 364 1st round, 10th pick
Tony Romo (Dal - QB) 300 4th round, 7th pick
LaDainian Tomlinson (SD - RB) 282 1st Round, 1st Pick
Peyton Manning (Ind - QB) 279 1st round, 12th pick
Brian Westbrook (Phi - RB) 260 1st Round, 9th pick
Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB) 259 10th round, 9th pick
Randy Moss (NE - WR) 258 3rd round, 12th pick
Derek Anderson (Cle - QB) 253 (Undrafted)
Drew Brees (NO- QB) 242 3rd Round, 2nd Pick
Brett Favre (GB - QB) 239 7th round, 11th pick
Matt Hasselbeck (Sea - QB) 236 6th round, 14th pick
Joseph Addai (Ind - RB) 220 1st round, 4th pick
Adrian Peterson (Min - RB) 219 5th round, 6th pick
Carson Palmer (Cin - QB) 218 2nd round, 8th pick
Terrell Owens (Dal - WR) 218 2nd round 11th pick
Braylon Edwards(Cle - WR) 200 5th round, 4th pick
Jamal Lewis (Cle - RB) 195 4th round, 13th pick
Jay Cutler (Den - QB) 195 7th round, 4th pick
Kurt Warner (Ari - QB) 193 (undrafted)
Reggie Wayne (Ind - WR) 192 3rd round, 1st pick
Donovan McNabb (Phi - QB) 188 3rd round, 6th pick
Clinton Portis (Was - RB) 188 2nd round, 9th pick
Marion Barber (Dal - RB) 187 4th round, 3rd pick
Jon Kitna (Det - QB) 184 6th round, 6th pick
David Garrard (Jac - QB) 178 13th round, 3rd pick

And finally, here are our first 3 rounds and how those players did overall and at their position.
(This took forever to do)
Round 1
1. LaDainian Tomlinson (3rd Overall, 1st Runningbacks, 282 points)
2. Steven Jackson (42nd overall, 14th runningbacks, 149 points)
3. Larry Johnson (104th overall, 31st running backs, 92 points)
4. Joseph Addai (12th overall, 3rd Runningbacks, 220 points)
5. Shaun Alexander (110th overall, 36th running backs, 90 points)
6. Frank Gore (35th overall, 11th runningbacks 159 points)
7. Rudi Johnson (138th Overall, 46th runningbacks, 74 points)
8. Laurence Maroney (85th overall, 27th running backs, 107 points)
9. Brian Westbrook (5th Overall, 2nd Runningbacks, 260 points)
10. Tom Brady (1st Overall, 1st Quarterbacks 364 points)
11. Willie Parker (51st overall, 17th runningbacks, 141 points)
12. Peyton Manning (4th Overall, 3rd Quarterbacks, 279 points)
13. Deuce McAllister (399th overall, 118 running backs, 5 points)
14. Reggie Bush (64th overall, 22 Runningbacks, 125 points)
Round 2
1. Ronnie Brown (63rd overall, 23rd runningbacks, 125 points)
2. Willis McGahee (26th overall, 8th running backs, 174 points)
3. Travis Henry (107th overall, 33rd running backs, 91 points)
4. Maurice Jones-Drew (31st Overall, 10th runningbacks, 161 points)
5. Steve Smith (54th overall, 15th wide receivers, 134 points)
6. Brandon Jacobs (66th overall, 24th running backs, 123 points)
7. Marvin Harrison (254th overall, 94th wide receivers, 28 points)
8. Carson Palmer (14th Overall, 9th Quarterbacks, 218 points)
9. Clinton Portis (22nd overall, 6th Runningbacks, 188 points)
10. Cedric Benson (106th overall, 34th running backs, 91 points)
11. Terrell Owens (15th overall, 2nd Wide receivers, 218 points)
12. Edgerrin James (38th overall, 13th running backs, 153 points)
13. Chad Johnson (33rd overall, 7th wide receivers, 160 points)
14. Thomas Jones (73rd overall, 25th running backs, 116 points)
Round 3
1. Reggie Wayne (20th Overall, 4th Wide receivers, 192 points)
2. Drew Brees (9th Overall, 6th Quarterbacks, 242 points)
3. Marc Bulger (87th overall, 24th Quarterbacks, 106 points)
4. Torry Holt (44th overall, 11th wide receivers, 147 points)
5. T.J. Houshmandzadeh (28th Overall, 5th wide receivers, 170 points)
6. Donovan McNabb (21st Overall, 12th Quarterbacks, 188 points)
7. Larry Fitzgerald (34th Overall,8th wide receivers, 159 points)
8. Marques Colston (37th overall, 9th wide receivers, 155 points)
9. Antonio Gates (52nd overall, 2nd tight ends, 139 points)
10. Adam Vinatieri (75th overall, 15th kickers, 114 points)
11. Roy Williams (84th overall, 28th wide receivers, 107 points)
12. Randy Moss (7th Overall, 1st Wide receivers, 258 points)
13. Philip Rivers (27th overall, 15th quarterbacks)
14. Vince Young (39th overall, 17th quarterbacks, 152 points)

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