It's fantasy draft season, and I just had my first redraft league draft of the year. It's a 10 team, PPR draft when I had pick 10. I did make 1 draft pick trade, giving away my pick 11 and 51 for 17 and 37. Still not sure how I feel about the trade, but I feel really happy with my team and I will go over it.
Pick 10: Clyde Edwards-Helaire
I had an incredibly hard time picking between Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Josh Jacobs, and Austin Ekeler here. For the majority of the off-season, I had Austin Ekeler locked in at this pick. Once the Damien Williams opting out news came out, I had a difficult decision. Ultimately, I picked CEH because of a few simple things. Better QB, better offense, better scheme/proven Andy Reid RB success, and high draft capital puts CEH in a great situation.
Pick 17: Tyreek Hill
Heading into the draft, I didn't see any way I would be drafting Tyreek Hill. I didn't want him at pick 10 and never considered he would still be available at my later pick. At 17 I was originally eyeing Joe Mixon, but he was taken a few picks before. Hill, Aaron Jones, Nick Chubb, and Travis Kelce were the best available options. While it isn't necessarily ideal to have a RB and WR on the same team, the Chiefs are essentially the only exception to that given their high powered offense.
Pick 30/31: Leonard Fournette and Le'Veon Bell
These were very easy picks for me. Fournette is still a fringe top-12 RB, and Le'Veon Bell is one of the safest top-20 RBs. I didn't expect Fournette to be available at this pick. Calvin Ridley was taken right before, and I would have taken JuJu Smith-Schuster had I not already gone with a WR at 17. But this gave me a very safe and top RB corps, some of the best in the league.
Pick 37: Cooper Kupp
Man, I really wanted one of Woods or Ridley here. Woods was sniped from me just two picks before. Ultimately, I still like Kupp, and he is still one of the best WR2s in the league with WR1 upside. The other guy I considered here was OBJ, but I ultimately went with my gut in Cooper Kupp.
Pick 50: AJ Brown
I was originally eyeing up James Conner or Mark Andrews at this pick. However, AJ Brown fell right to my lap. While I am by no means that high on him compared to the rest of the industry, this was a spot where I think it would be plain stupid to pass him up. Especially when Jonathan Taylor and DK Metcalf were taken right before and Terry McLaurin was taken 10 picks earlier.
Pick 70/71: Tyler Boyd and Matt Ryan
I wanted Dak Prescott here, but a massive run of 5 QBs took place right before this pick. I love Matt Ryan, and knew I wouldn't get him at my next pick. Tyler Boyd was an absurd value here as I see him as a guaranteed top-24 WR as well.
Pick 90/91: James White and Mike Gesicki
Easy. Best available RB and a TE I love, right after Hayden Hurst and Hunter Henry were taken. I love Gesicki as a breakout candidate, and White is a very safe, top-30 PPR play easily, especially with Cam Newton in town.
Pick 110/111: Matthew Stafford and Ke'Shawn Vaughn
Again, best available RB, while I don't like Vaughn much. Stafford was the best value here out of any position.
130/131: Drew Lock and Jonnu Smith
Would almost never recommend three QBs, but Lock had the highest upside at this point of the draft. Can always trade one of them. Smith had the highest upside out of any TE available
150/151: Chargers defense and Zane Gonzalez
Best kicker and the Chargers play the Bengals week 1 plus are very talented. Good streaming defense
I think I am set to contend and that this is a very good team. What do you guys think?