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Official Huddle Mock Draft #4: Performance/10 Team
July 7, 2005

The following mock draft considered a standard performance scoring of 1/10 rush and receive yards, 1/20 passing yards, 2 point conversion are two fantasy points each participant, all touchdowns are six except passing is four. Kickers receive the NFL points from their kicks and defenses have one point sacks and turnovers, two point safeties and six point touchdowns.

Draft by Round

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
1 QB Manning,Peyton 1 RB Jones,Kevin 1 WR Harrison,Marvin 1 RB Westbrook,Brian
2 RB Tomlinson,Ladainian 2 RB Dillon,Corey 2 WR Johnson,Chad 2 QB McNabb,Donovan
3 RB Alexander,Shaun 3 WR Moss,Randy 3 WR Walker,Javon 3 RB Jackson,Steven
4 RB James,Edgerrin 4 RB Jones,Julius 4 QB Culpepper,Daunte 4 WR Burleson,Nate
5 RB McGahee,Willis 5 RB Green,Ahman 5 TE Gonzalez,Tony 5 WR Jackson,Darrell
6 RB Holmes,Priest 6 RB Barber,Tiki 6 RB Jordan,Lamont 6 WR Williams,Roy
7 RB Portis,Clinton 7 RB Johnson,Rudi 7 WR Horn,Joe 7 WR Boldin,Anquan
8 RB McAllister,Deuce 8 RB Martin,Curtis 8 TE Gates,Antonio 8 WR Smith,Steve
9 RB Davis,Domanick 9 WR Owens,Terrell 9 WR Wayne,Reggie 9 RB Bell,Tatum
10 RB Lewis,Jamal 10 WR Holt,Torry 10 WR Johnson,Andre 10 RB Dunn,Warrick
Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8
1 RB Benson,Cedric 1 WR Coles,Laveranues 1 WR Driver,Donald 1 QB Collins,Kerry
2 RB Brown,Ronnie 2 RB Arrington,J.J. 2 WR Porter,Jerry 2 WR Mason,Derrick
3 RB Brown,Chris 3 QB Green,Trent 3 WR Bruce,Isaac 3 WR Stokley,Brandon
4 TE Witten,Jason 4 Def Ravens 4 RB Staley,Duce 4 TE Clark,Dallas
5 QB Bulger,Marc 5 QB Favre,Brett 5 RB Foster,De'shaun 5 WR Branch,Deion
6 RB Johnson,Larry 6 WR Lelie,Ashley 6 WR Evans,Lee 6 WR Smith,Jimmy
7 WR Clayton,Michael 7 WR Chambers,Chris 7 QB Plummer,Jake 7 Def Patriots
8 WR Ward,Hines 8 QB Palmer,Carson 8 Def Bills 8 TE Shockey,Jeremy
9 RB Williams,Carnell 9 RB Bennett,Michael 9 WR Moulds,Eric 9 QB Hasselbeck,Matt
10 WR Bennett,Drew 10 TE McMichael,Randy 10 TE Heap,Todd 10 RB Faulk,Marshall
Round 9 Round 10 Round 11 Round 12
1 RB Suggs,Lee 1 WR Burress,Plaxico 1 WR Houshmandzadeh 1 RB Davenport,Najeh
2 TE Crumpler,Alge 2 TE Johnson,Eric 2 QB Brooks,Aaron 2 QB Delhomme,Jake
3 WR Fitzgerald,Larry 3 QB Brees,Drew 3 RB Blaylock,Derrick 3 RB Shipp,Marcel
4 WR Smith,Rod 4 RB Taylor,Fred 4 WR Williamson,Troy 4 RB Thomas,Anthony
5 RB Barlow,Kevan 5 TE Wiggins,Jermaine 5 RB Shelton,Eric 5 WR Lloyd,Brandon
6 QB Brady,Tom 6 PK Vanderjagt,Mike 6 WR Colbert,Keary 6 WR Edwards,Braylon
7 RB Toefield,Labrandon 7 RB Duckett,T.J. 7 TE Cooley,Chris 7 RB Bettis,Jerome
8 TE Smith,L.J. 8 RB Henry,Travis 8 RB Droughns,Reuben 8 WR Johnson,Keyshawn
9 WR Muhammad,Muhsin 9 WR Moss,Santana 9 WR Rogers,Charles 9 RB Moore,Mewelde
10 QB Vick,Michael 10 WR Kennison,Eddie 10 RB Jones,Thomas 10 RB Gore,Frank
Round 13 Round 14 Round 15 Round 16
1 PK Vinatieri,Adam 1 PK Elam,Jason 1 TE Franks,Bubba 1 Def Redskins
2 Def Steelers 2 TE Miller,Heath 2 PK Stover,Matt 2 Def Buccaneers
3 QB Roethlisberger,Ben 3 WR Williams,Mike 3 PK Janikowski,Seb. 3 Def Jets
4 PK Akers,David 4 WR Caldwell,Reche 4 WR McCardell,Keenan 4 PK Wilkins,Jeff
5 WR Stallworth,Donte' 5 RB Buckhalter,Correll 5 TE Pollard,Marcus 5 PK Longwell,Ryan
6 TE Jolley,Doug 6 Def Panthers 6 Def Falcons 6 Def Bengals
7 WR Givens,David 7 QB Griese,Brian 7 PK Brown,Josh 7 TE Johnson,Teyo
8 WR Jurevicius,Joe 8 Def Lions 8 PK Graham,Shayne 8 TE Troupe,Ben
9 RB Davis,Stephen 9 Def Eagles 9 Def Colts 9 TE Stevens,Jerramy
10 WR Robinson,Marcus 10 QB Carr,David 10 TE Putzier,Jeb 10 PK Kaeding,Nate
Round 17 Round 18            
1 Def Bears 1 PK Kasay,John            
2 WR Calico,Tyrone 2 PK Lindell,Rian            
3 PK Carney,John 3 RB Anderson,Mike            
4 PK Nugent,Mike 4 Def Chargers            
5 PK Reed,Jeff 5 PK Edinger,Paul            
6 Def Vikings 6 QB Pennington,Chad            
7 QB Leftwich,Byron 7 Def Cowboys            
8 PK Rackers,Neil 8 Def Raiders            
9 PK Tynes,Lawrence 9 PK Peterson,Todd            
10 Def Jaguars 10 Def Texans            

Draft by Position

Quarterbacks Tight Ends Placekickers Team Defenses
1.01 Manning,Peyton 3.05 Gonzalez,Tony 10.06 Vanderjagt,Mike 6.04 Ravens
3.04 Culpepper,Daunte 3.08 Gates,Antonio 13.01 Vinatieri,Adam 7.08 Bills
4.02 McNabb,Donovan 5.04 Witten,Jason 13.04 Akers,David 8.07 Patriots
5.05 Bulger,Marc 6.10 McMichael,Randy 14.01 Elam,Jason 13.02 Steelers
6.03 Green,Trent 7.10 Heap,Todd 15.02 Stover,Matt 14.06 Panthers
6.05 Favre,Brett 8.04 Clark,Dallas 15.03 Janikowski,Seb. 14.08 Lions
6.08 Palmer,Carson 8.08 Shockey,Jeremy 15.07 Brown,Josh 14.09 Eagles
7.07 Plummer,Jake 9.02 Crumpler,Alge 15.08 Graham,Shayne 15.06 Falcons
8.01 Collins,Kerry 9.08 Smith,L.J. 16.04 Wilkins,Jeff 15.09 Colts
8.09 Hasselbeck,Matt 10.02 Johnson,Eric 16.05 Longwell,Ryan 16.01 Redskins
9.06 Brady,Tom 10.05 Wiggins,Jermaine 16.10 Kaeding,Nate 16.02 Buccaneers
9.10 Vick,Michael 11.07 Cooley,Chris 17.03 Carney,John 16.03 Jets
10.03 Brees,Drew 13.06 Jolley,Doug 17.04 Nugent,Mike 16.06 Bengals
11.02 Brooks,Aaron 14.02 Miller,Heath 17.05 Reed,Jeff 17.01 Bears
12.02 Delhomme,Jake 15.01 Franks,Bubba 17.08 Rackers,Neil 17.06 Vikings
13.03 Roethlisberger,Ben 15.05 Pollard,Marcus 17.09 Tynes,Lawrence 17.10 Jaguars
14.07 Griese,Brian 15.10 Putzier,Jeb 18.01 Kasay,John 18.04 Chargers
14.10 Carr,David 16.07 Johnson,Teyo 18.02 Lindell,Rian 18.07 Cowboys
17.07 Leftwich,Byron 16.08 Troupe,Ben 18.05 Edinger,Paul 18.08 Raiders
18.06 Pennington,Chad 16.09 Stevens,Jerramy 18.09 Peterson,Todd 18.10 Texans
Running Backs Wide Receivers
1.02 Tomlinson,Ladainian 5.09 Williams,Carnell 2.03 Moss,Randy 8.02 Mason,Derrick
1.03 Alexander,Shaun 6.02 Arrington,J.J. 2.09 Owens,Terrell 8.03 Stokley,Brandon
1.04 James,Edgerrin 6.09 Bennett,Michael 2.10 Holt,Torry 8.05 Branch,Deion
1.05 McGahee,Willis 7.04 Staley,Duce 3.01 Harrison,Marvin 8.06 Smith,Jimmy
1.06 Holmes,Priest 7.05 Foster,De'shaun 3.02 Johnson,Chad 9.03 Fitzgerald,Larry
1.07 Portis,Clinton 8.10 Faulk,Marshall 3.03 Walker,Javon 9.04 Smith,Rod
1.08 McAllister,Deuce 9.01 Suggs,Lee 3.07 Horn,Joe 9.09 Muhammad,Muhsin
1.09 Davis,Domanick 9.05 Barlow,Kevan 3.09 Wayne,Reggie 10.01 Burress,Plaxico
1.10 Lewis,Jamal 9.07 Toefield,Labrandon 3.10 Johnson,Andre 10.09 Moss,Santana
2.01 Jones,Kevin 10.04 Taylor,Fred 4.04 Burleson,Nate 10.10 Kennison,Eddie
2.02 Dillon,Corey 10.07 Duckett,T.J. 4.05 Jackson,Darrell 11.01 Houshmandzadeh
2.04 Jones,Julius 10.08 Henry,Travis 4.06 Williams,Roy 11.04 Williamson,Troy
2.05 Green,Ahman 11.03 Blaylock,Derrick 4.07 Boldin,Anquan 11.06 Colbert,Keary
2.06 Barber,Tiki 11.05 Shelton,Eric 4.08 Smith,Steve 11.09 Rogers,Charles
2.07 Johnson,Rudi 11.08 Droughns,Reuben 5.07 Clayton,Michael 12.05 Lloyd,Brandon
2.08 Martin,Curtis 11.10 Jones,Thomas 5.08 Ward,Hines 12.06 Edwards,Braylon
3.06 Jordan,Lamont 12.01 Davenport,Najeh 5.10 Bennett,Drew 12.08 Johnson,Keyshawn
4.01 Westbrook,Brian 12.03 Shipp,Marcel 6.01 Coles,Laveranues 13.05 Stallworth,Donte'
4.03 Jackson,Steven 12.04 Thomas,Anthony 6.06 Lelie,Ashley 13.07 Givens,David
4.09 Bell,Tatum 12.07 Bettis,Jerome 6.07 Chambers,Chris 13.08 Jurevicius,Joe
4.10 Dunn,Warrick 12.09 Moore,Mewelde 7.01 Driver,Donald 13.10 Robinson,Marcus
5.01 Benson,Cedric 12.10 Gore,Frank 7.02 Porter,Jerry 14.03 Williams,Mike
5.02 Brown,Ronnie 13.09 Davis,Stephen 7.03 Bruce,Isaac 14.04 Caldwell,Reche
5.03 Brown,Chris 14.05 Buckhalter,Correll 7.06 Evans,Lee 15.04 McCardell,Keenan
5.06 Johnson,Larry 18.03 Anderson,Mike 7.09 Moulds,Eric 17.02 Calico,Tyrone

Draft by Team

A 12 team league looks for studs but has to also keep an eye on positional depth and upside since there are not enough great players to go around. An 8 team league mandates that the starting lineup needs to be as star packed as possible and there is far less need for depth since there's still plenty out on the waiver wire. A 10 team league as this is the midpoint - each team should have star players but a bit of depth is a good thing. The waiver wire is still productive, but no where nearly as good as an 8 man league.

Team #1 - Digitaldan21  Team #2 - Logjammers
Final Roster By Round Final Roster By Round
1.01 QB Manning,Peyton 1.01 QB Manning,Peyton 8.09 QB Hasselbeck,Matt 1.02 RB Tomlinson,Ladain.
14.10 QB Carr,David 2.10 WR Holt,Torry 11.02 QB Brooks,Aaron 2.09 WR Owens,Terrell
4.10 RB Dunn,Warrick 3.01 WR Harrison,Marvin 1.02 RB Tomlinson,Ladain. 3.02 WR Johnson,Chad
5.01 RB Benson,Cedric 4.10 RB Dunn,Warrick 4.09 RB Bell,Tatum 4.09 RB Bell,Tatum
8.10 RB Faulk,Marshall 5.01 RB Benson,Cedric 5.02 RB Brown,Ronnie 5.02 RB Brown,Ronnie
9.01 RB Suggs,Lee 6.10 TE McMichael,Randy 6.09 RB Bennett,Michael 6.09 RB Bennett,Michael
12.10 RB Gore,Frank 7.01 WR Driver,Donald 12.09 RB Moore,Mewelde 7.02 WR Porter,Jerry
2.10 WR Holt,Torry 8.10 RB Faulk,Marshall 2.09 WR Owens,Terrell 8.09 QB Hasselbeck,Matt
3.01 WR Harrison,Marvin 9.01 RB Suggs,Lee 3.02 WR Johnson,Chad 9.02 TE Crumpler,Alge
7.01 WR Driver,Donald 10.10 WR Kennison,Eddie 7.02 WR Porter,Jerry 10.09 WR Moss,Santana
10.10 WR Kennison,Eddie 11.01 WR Houshmandzadeh 10.09 WR Moss,Santana 11.02 QB Brooks,Aaron
11.01 WR Houshmandzadeh 12.10 RB Gore,Frank 17.02 WR Calico,Tyrone 12.09 RB Moore,Mewelde
6.10 TE McMichael,Randy 13.01 PK Vinatieri,Adam 9.02 TE Crumpler,Alge 13.02 DF Steelers
15.01 TE Franks,Bubba 14.10 QB Carr,David 16.09 TE Stevens,Jerramy 14.09 DF Eagles
13.01 PK Vinatieri,Adam 15.01 TE Franks,Bubba 15.02 PK Stover,Matt 15.02 PK Stover,Matt
16.10 PK Kaeding,Nate 16.10 PK Kaeding,Nate 18.09 PK Peterson,Todd 16.09 TE Stevens,Jerramy
17.01 DF Bears 17.01 DF Bears 13.02 DF Steelers 17.02 WR Calico,Tyrone
18.10 DF Texans 18.10 DF Texans 14.09 DF Eagles 18.09 PK Peterson,Todd

Plan: QB, WR, WR, RB, RB
Went with Manning as the first pick which was a bit of a surprise. 10 man leagues mean you need stars and there is better RB depth, but this plan started out extremely "contrarian". Instead of scooping on RBs with the 2/3 swing, opted instead for tier one WRs of Holt and Harrison. That start looked great but the later results were less sterling because needs and not value were chased.

As it worked out - pretty much got away with it since 16 RBs were taken by his second pick but only four more went in the next two rounds. Selection of Dunn (4.10) could have been Ronnie Brown, Chris Brown, Cadillac or Arrington and it would have more upside and. Benson at the 5.01 was a steal as were all the rookie RBs to follow.

It this mock used reception points, then this plan would have worked out better. Since it doesn't, it still produced a good team with three tier 1 players but only average at RB, TE and DF.

Starters: Manning, Dunn, Benson, Holt, Harrison, Driver, McMichael, Vinatieri, CHI

Plan Grade: B

Plan: RB, WR, WR, RB, RB
After picking himself off the floor from the Manning pick, started out with Tomlinson and then Owens and still reached Chad Johnson with the 3.02. Wisely shored up RBs with Bell and Ronnie Brown but the 6.09 pick of Bennett took RB4 before any QB or TE - wasn't really necessary.

Hasselbeck at the 8.09 was a great value as was Crumpler with the 9.02. Stover always solid as should be PIT DFense. Nice upside on pretty much every pick and Brooks as QB2 another bargain.

Overall, this is a strong team with firepower at RB and WR and good enough QBs for at least average if not better points. This is a very common plan for a 10 man league and had good results in waiting on QB and getting some value along the way.

Starters: Hasselbeck, Tomlinson, Bell, Owens, C. Johnson, Porter, Crumpler and PIT

Plan Grade: B+

Team #3 – skinny Team #4 – darin3
Final Roster By Round Final Roster By Round
6.08 QB Palmer,Carson 1.03 RB Alexander,Shaun 3.04 QB Culpepper,Daunte 1.04 RB James,Edgerrin
13.03 QB Roethlisberger,Ben 2.08 RB Martin,Curtis 14.07 QB Griese,Brian 2.07 RB Johnson,Rudi
1.03 RB Alexander,Shaun 3.03 WR Walker,Javon 1.04 RB James,Edgerrin 3.04 QB Culpepper,Daunte
2.08 RB Martin,Curtis 4.08 WR Smith,Steve 2.07 RB Johnson,Rudi 4.07 WR Boldin,Anquan
5.03 RB Brown,Chris 5.03 RB Brown,Chris 7.04 RB Staley,Duce 5.04 TE Witten,Jason
10.08 RB Henry,Travis 6.08 QB Palmer,Carson 10.07 RB Duckett,T.J. 6.07 WR Chambers,Chris
11.03 RB Blaylock,Derrick 7.03 WR Bruce,Isaac 12.07 RB Bettis,Jerome 7.04 RB Staley,Duce
3.03 WR Walker,Javon 8.08 TE Shockey,Jeremy 4.07 WR Boldin,Anquan 8.07 DF Patriots
4.08 WR Smith,Steve 9.03 WR Fitzgerald,Larry 6.07 WR Chambers,Chris 9.04 WR Smith,Rod
7.03 WR Bruce,Isaac 10.08 RB Henry,Travis 9.04 WR Smith,Rod 10.07 RB Duckett,T.J.
9.03 WR Fitzgerald,Larry 11.03 RB Blaylock,Derrick 11.04 WR Williamson,Troy 11.04 WR Williamson,Troy
12.08 WR Johnson,Keyshawn 12.08 WR Johnson,Keyshawn 15.04 WR McCardell,Keenan 12.07 RB Bettis,Jerome
8.08 TE Shockey,Jeremy 13.03 QB Roethlisberger,Ben 5.04 TE Witten,Jason 13.04 PK Akers,David
16.08 TE Troupe,Ben 14.08 DF Lions 16.07 TE Johnson,Teyo 14.07 QB Griese,Brian
15.03 PK Janikowski,Seb. 15.03 PK Janikowski,Seb. 13.04 PK Akers,David 15.04 WR McCardell,Keenan
17.03 PK Carney,John 16.08 TE Troupe,Ben 17.04 PK Nugent,Mike 16.07 TE Johnson,Teyo
14.08 DF Lions 17.03 PK Carney,John 8.07 DF Patriots 17.04 PK Nugent,Mike
18.08 DF Raiders 18.08 DF Raiders 18.07 DF Cowboys 18.07 DF Cowboys

Plan: RB, RB, WR, WR, RB
Here is a very standard approach that begins with Alexander and Martin, then swoops up Javon Walker and Steve Smith before grabbing RB3 in Chris Brown. Found Carson Palmer with the 6.08 for a solid start a bit devoid of stars outside Alexander but one that should produce consistent points.

Ignored kickers and DF until the end and took TE late but still landed Shockey. Will need for those RBs to shine and Palmer to meet expectations because the lower half of the starters were nothing special and could be a liability.

Overall, it is a solid team but appears to lack the starting firepower to compete every week. This plan allowed for a nice RB3 and QB over what a 12 team draft likely would yield but he couldn't know that both teams would go WR-WR before he picked again. Could have had Martin anyway and taken any WR he wanted besides Moss with the 2.08. Alexander is likely his only top 5 player.

Starters: Palmer, Alexander, Martin, Walker, S. Smith, Shockey, Janikowski and DET

Plan Grade: C+

Plan: RB, RB, QB, WR, TE
Started out with Edgerrin James and then Rudi Johnson before getting a great value in Culpepper with the 3.04. Found Boldin at the 4.07 for WR1 which a bit weaker than desired but Witten with the 5.04 was appropriate.

WR2 was Chambers but then had to get RB3 Staley. After that, NE was solid but his WR3 - a starter - came with the 9.04 in Rod "wisdom don't make you fast" Smith. Upside with Williamson may compensate for that.

While his WR's are maybe of the shakier in the league, if you have to make up ground in any position - that is the one which is easiest. Has Top 3 players in James, Culpepper, NE, Witten and Akers which makes the starters look much stronger. This could be a monster team IF the receivers step up and make a difference. There's enough on the roster to compete already but this team will be watching the waiver wire for WRs all season long.

Starters: Culpepper, James, R. Johnson, Boldin, Chambers, R. Smith, Witten, Akers and NE

Plan Grade: B+

Team #5 - sarge Team #6 -  Fatman's Fatboys
Final Roster By Round Final Roster By Round
5.05 QB Bulger,Marc 1.05 RB McGahee,Willis 6.05 QB Favre,Brett 1.06 RB Holmes,Priest
18.06 QB Pennington,Chad 2.06 RB Barber,Tiki 9.06 QB Brady,Tom 2.05 RB Green,Ahman
1.05 RB McGahee,Willis 3.05 TE Gonzalez,Tony 1.06 RB Holmes,Priest 3.06 RB Jordan,Lamont
2.06 RB Barber,Tiki 4.06 WR Williams,Roy 2.05 RB Green,Ahman 4.05 WR Jackson,Darrell
7.05 RB Foster,De'shaun 5.05 QB Bulger,Marc 3.06 RB Jordan,Lamont 5.06 RB Johnson,Larry
9.05 RB Barlow,Kevan 6.06 WR Lelie,Ashley 5.06 RB Johnson,Larry 6.05 QB Favre,Brett
11.05 RB Shelton,Eric 7.05 RB Foster,De'shaun 14.05 RB Buckhalter,Correll 7.06 WR Evans,Lee
4.06 WR Williams,Roy 8.06 WR Smith,Jimmy 4.05 WR Jackson,Darrell 8.05 WR Branch,Deion
6.06 WR Lelie,Ashley 9.05 RB Barlow,Kevan 7.06 WR Evans,Lee 9.06 QB Brady,Tom
8.06 WR Smith,Jimmy 10.06 PK Vanderjagt,Mike 8.05 WR Branch,Deion 10.05 TE Wiggins,Jermaine
12.06 WR Edwards,Braylon 11.05 RB Shelton,Eric 11.06 WR Colbert,Keary 11.06 WR Colbert,Keary
13.05 WR Stallworth,Donte' 12.06 WR Edwards,Braylon 12.05 WR Lloyd,Brandon 12.05 WR Lloyd,Brandon
3.05 TE Gonzalez,Tony 13.05 WR Stallworth,Donte' 10.05 TE Wiggins,Jermaine 13.06 TE Jolley,Doug
15.05 TE Pollard,Marcus 14.06 DF Panthers 13.06 TE Jolley,Doug 14.05 RB Buckhalter,Correll
10.06 PK Vanderjagt,Mike 15.05 TE Pollard,Marcus 16.05 PK Longwell,Ryan 15.06 DF Falcons
17.05 PK Reed,Jeff 16.06 DF Bengals 18.05 PK Edinger,Paul 16.05 PK Longwell,Ryan
14.06 DF Panthers 17.05 PK Reed,Jeff 15.06 DF Falcons 17.06 DF Vikings
16.06 DF Bengals 18.06 QB Pennington,Chad 17.06 DF Vikings 18.05 PK Edinger,Paul

Plan: RB, RB, TE, WR, QB
You have to like how this plan came together in a 10 team league. Started out with McGahee and Barber and then nabbed Gonzalez with the 3.05. That may seem early but for a difference maker like Gonzo, it's a risk worth taking.

Roy Williams likely not the strongest WR1 but Gonzo could have been Horn or Wayne. Considering the net effect, it was still worth doing. Finding Bulger at the 5.05 was a great pick-up.

Overall, Top 5 picks in Gonzo, Bulger, Vanderjagt and solid in RB and WR with no home run hitters but DFinite baserunners. Foster and Shelton nice pairing for RB depth. Like team #4, grabbed value while letting WR wait and will have to tend and nurse the group but has Edwards for some upside depth. If the starting wideouts can just meet last year's production, the team will compete every week.

Starters: Bulger, McGahee, Barber, R. WIlliams, Lelie, J. Smith, Gonzalez, Vanderjagt, CAR

Plan Grade: B+

Plan: RB, RB, RB, WR, RB
This plan looks like someone who normally drafted in 12 team leagues couldn't believe the lasting RB value in a 10 man league. Took Holmes and later Ahman Green, then RB3 of Jordan. Finally WR1 was Jackson before once again going RB with the necessary handcuff of Larry Johnson. Starters would have looked stronger with the Jordan pick going for Horn, Wayne or Andre Johnson or even Gates.

Solid at QB with Favre and later Brady but waiting until the 10.05 left him with only Wiggins for a TE1. Left PK and DF until the end for no difference makers there as well.

Overall, this plan ended up with some nice RB depth to be sure, but it came at a big price of delaying other positions - compounded by having to take Larry Johnson. The only top player on the roster is Holmes and he may not last the whole year. The rest of the team is largely made up of players outside the top 10 in their position. This would be a squad that make it hard to compete each week for high score.

Favre, Holmes, Green, Jackson, Evans, Branch, Wiggins, Longwell, ATL

Plan Grade: C

Team #7 - KevinL Team #8 - Devilwoman
Final Roster By Round Final Roster By Round
7.07 QB Plummer,Jake 1.07 RB Portis,Clinton 6.03 QB Green,Trent 1.08 RB McAllister,Deuce
17.07 QB Leftwich,Byron 2.04 RB Jones,Julius 10.03 QB Brees,Drew 2.03 WR Moss,Randy
1.07 RB Portis,Clinton 3.07 WR Horn,Joe 1.08 RB McAllister,Deuce 3.08 TE Gates,Antonio
2.04 RB Jones,Julius 4.04 WR Burleson,Nate 4.03 RB Jackson,Steven 4.03 RB Jackson,Steven
9.07 RB Toefield,Labrandon 5.07 WR Clayton,Michael 11.08 RB Droughns,Reuben 5.08 WR Ward,Hines
10.04 RB Taylor,Fred 6.04 DF Ravens 12.03 RB Shipp,Marcel 6.03 QB Green,Trent
12.04 RB Thomas,Anthony 7.07 QB Plummer,Jake 18.03 RB Anderson,Mike 7.08 DF Bills
3.07 WR Horn,Joe 8.04 TE Clark,Dallas 2.03 WR Moss,Randy 8.03 WR Stokley,Brandon
4.04 WR Burleson,Nate 9.07 RB Toefield,Labrandon 5.08 WR Ward,Hines 9.08 TE Smith,L.J.
5.07 WR Clayton,Michael 10.04 RB Taylor,Fred 8.03 WR Stokley,Brandon 10.03 QB Brees,Drew
13.07 WR Givens,David 11.07 TE Cooley,Chris 13.08 WR Jurevicius,Joe 11.08 RB Droughns,Reuben
14.04 WR Caldwell,Reche 12.04 RB Thomas,Anthony 14.03 WR Williams,Mike 12.03 RB Shipp,Marcel
8.04 TE Clark,Dallas 13.07 WR Givens,David 3.08 TE Gates,Antonio 13.08 WR Jurevicius,Joe
11.07 TE Cooley,Chris 14.04 WR Caldwell,Reche 9.08 TE Smith,L.J. 14.03 WR Williams,Mike
15.07 PK Brown,Josh 15.07 PK Brown,Josh 15.08 PK Graham,Shayne 15.08 PK Graham,Shayne
16.04 PK Wilkins,Jeff 16.04 PK Wilkins,Jeff 17.08 PK Rackers,Neil 16.03 DF Jets
6.04 DF Ravens 17.07 QB Leftwich,Byron 7.08 DF Bills 17.08 PK Rackers,Neil
18.04 DF Chargers 18.04 DF Chargers 16.03 DF Jets 18.03 RB Anderson,Mike

Plan: RB, RB, WR, WR, WR
This is a fairly standard approach for a mid-round team - took Portis and then Julius Jones before mining the WRs with Horn, Burleson and Clayton - nice group there. Normally most teams would grab RB3 next but went for top value with BAL (probably a round early) and then Plummer.

Liked the value of Clark as TE1 with the 8.04 and then pulled off a slight coup with Fred Taylor and Toefield with the next two picks. Waited on kickers but took two I personally like a lot.

Ended up with a team that is DFinitely solid enough but his only stud is BAL and that was a little too early. Otherwise merely chased well-established runs though he got good values where he picked. This would likely end up as an average team, maybe a bit better with some players stepping up.

Starters: Plummer, Portis, J. Jones, Horn, Burleson, Clayton, Clark, Brown, BAL

Plan Grade: C+

Plan: RB, WR, TE, RB, WR
This team made a very nice use of the #8 slot and took some nice value picks along the way. Went with McAllister and then Randy Moss. Since RB depth lasts longer in a smaller league, grabbed Gates with the 3.08 and still reached Steven Jackson before getting Ward with the 5.08.

Green at the 6.03 was good though not my personal pick (could have been Favre or Palmer) and BUF DFense sets up a difference maker for the team.

Overall, has top WR, TE and DF with solid choices at QB and the rest of the starters. If the team has one Achilles heel it is DFinitely at RB depth - the one area that is hardest to make up ground if needed. I'd like the results if RB3 had been Bennett or Staley or the like and delayed WR3 or QB a round.

Starters: T. Green, McAllister, S. Jackson, R. Moss, Ward, Stokley, Gates, Graham, BUF

Plan Grade: B

Team #9 - Bears With Furniture Team #10 -  gilthorp
Final Roster By Round Final Roster By Round
4.02 QB McNabb,Donovan 1.09 RB Davis,Domanick 8.01 QB Collins,Kerry 1.10 RB Lewis,Jamal
12.02 QB Delhomme,Jake 2.02 RB Dillon,Corey 9.10 QB Vick,Michael 2.01 RB Jones,Kevin
1.09 RB Davis,Domanick 3.09 WR Wayne,Reggie 1.10 RB Lewis,Jamal 3.10 WR Johnson,Andre
2.02 RB Dillon,Corey 4.02 QB McNabb,Donovan 2.01 RB Jones,Kevin 4.01 RB Westbrook,Brian
5.09 RB Williams,Carnell 5.09 RB Williams,Carnell 4.01 RB Westbrook,Brian 5.10 WR Bennett,Drew
6.02 RB Arrington,J.J. 6.02 RB Arrington,J.J. 11.10 RB Jones,Thomas 6.01 WR Coles,Laveranues
13.09 RB Davis,Stephen 7.09 WR Moulds,Eric 12.01 RB Davenport,Najeh 7.10 TE Heap,Todd
3.09 WR Wayne,Reggie 8.02 WR Mason,Derrick 3.10 WR Johnson,Andre 8.01 QB Collins,Kerry
7.09 WR Moulds,Eric 9.09 WR Muhammad,Muhsin 5.10 WR Bennett,Drew 9.10 QB Vick,Michael
8.02 WR Mason,Derrick 10.02 TE Johnson,Eric 6.01 WR Coles,Laveranues 10.01 WR Burress,Plaxico
9.09 WR Muhammad,Muhsin 11.09 WR Rogers,Charles 10.01 WR Burress,Plaxico 11.10 RB Jones,Thomas
11.09 WR Rogers,Charles 12.02 QB Delhomme,Jake 13.10 WR Robinson,Marcus 12.01 RB Davenport,Najeh
10.02 TE Johnson,Eric 13.09 RB Davis,Stephen 7.10 TE Heap,Todd 13.10 WR Robinson,Marcus
14.02 TE Miller,Heath 14.02 TE Miller,Heath 15.10 TE Putzier,Jeb 14.01 PK Elam,Jason
17.09 PK Tynes,Lawrence 15.09 DF Colts 14.01 PK Elam,Jason 15.10 TE Putzier,Jeb
18.02 PK Lindell,Rian 16.02 DF Buccaneers 18.01 PK Kasay,John 16.01 DF Redskins
15.09 DF Colts 17.09 PK Tynes,Lawrence 16.01 DF Redskins 17.10 DF Jaguars
16.02 DF Buccaneers 18.02 PK Lindell,Rian 17.10 DF Jaguars 18.01 PK Kasay,John

Plan: RB, RB, WR, QB, RB
Started out in a traditional way with picks of Domanick Davis and Dillon and then grabbed Wayne as WR1 - so far, so not star-studded. Taking McNabb with the 4.02 was a great value and then went RB3 with Cadillac Williams. And then, in a "I can't ...stop...myself" moment, went RB4 with Arrington. Too bad the league doesn't start 4 RBs instead of the 2 RBs.

Delaying the other positions left WRs of Moulds, Mason and Muhammad like a museum of famous WRs with names starting with "M" and who are old and likely for a downturn. Eric Johnson at TE with the 10.02 also well after runs underway.

Overall, great QB and twice as many good RBs as he needed but the rest of the roster will probably struggle to turn in even average numbers every week. I'm giving this a "C+" grade but we all know that RB4 of Arrington would end up traded to another team for upgrade at WR if not more. He'll be watching team #8 and waiting for one of her RBs to get hurt before offering a "win-win" trade (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).

Starters: McNabb, D. Davis, Dillon, Wayne, Moulds, Mason, E. Johnson, Tynes and IND

Plan Grade: C+

Plan: RB, RB, WR, RB, WR
After the obligatory RB-RB start of Lewis and Kevin Jones, went to Andre Johnson with the 3.10 and then back to grab Westbrook as RB3. Later filled out WRs with Bennett and Coles.

Heap (7.10) and Collins (8.01) are both players that people think will either be huge or duds this year and how the mighty have fallen with Vick as QB2 at the 9.10. That was a nice back-up for Collins just in case he really is Kerry Collins.

Elam was a nice value at the 14.01 and DF will be average at best. Overall, there's not a top 5 player in the bunch and maybe not even a top 10 other than Elam and Heap. This is a riskier roster but has some nice upside depth at WR and QB. This team ended up using the final pick of the round to pretty much just follow what had been already happening. He looked for value within the position but just followed the crowd for the most part. Did like the pairing of Collins and Vick - it was the only move that really made use of a backend swing.

Starters: Collins, Lewis, K. Jones, A. Johnson, Bennett, Coles, Heap, Elam and WAS

Plan Grade: C+