Been running mock drafts for the 8th pick in a snake draft for my 12 team ½ pt. PPR league – and have noticed the same issues are coming up – wanted to run through my thought process and invite comment/criticism. I am drafting against ESPN rankings and ADP (as my league uses ESPN and people tend to go with the top picks the software tells them) Here are my picks vs options and thoughts:
1.8 Jordy Nelson - based on Tier drafting. RB options are Freeman, Murray and Gordon
2.5 Isaiah Crowell. This is the hardest pick – want a RB and have to choose from Lynch, Miller, Crowell Gurley and Fournette
3.8 Doug Baldwin. Here I am also eyeing Woodhead and Gillislee but I think I can get them later
4.5 Danny Woodhead. I was right, I could get him later. I also figured I could still wait on Gillislee based on his ADP. Also eying Joe Mixon and Frank Gore
5.8 Mike Gillislee. Again, I was right about him still being available in 5th round. Was also eyeing Larry Fitzgerald.
6.5 Ameer Abdullah. Larry Fitz was gone so I went with Abdullah. Was eyeing Martavis Bryant and Stefon Diggs to add to my WRs
7.8 Willie Snead. Bryant and Diggs are gone. Now looking at Maclin, Crowder and Snead for WR and considering Coleman and Martin at RB. I think I can get Maclin later.
8.5 Jeremy Maclin. At this point I am the only guy without a TE and one of few without a QB. It is between Ebron, Maclin and Martin. I think I can get Ebron later. I go with Maclin because I need depth at WR more than a 5th RB at this point.
9.8 Eric Ebron – to cover TE
10.5 Matthew Stafford – to cover QB
11.8 Tyrell Williams – This was another tough point. I could have taken Terrence West, Alvin Kamara or Joe Williams at RB. At WR it was between Tyrell Williams, Quincy Enunwa and Randall Cobb
12.5 Quincy Enunwa – it was between him and Joe Williams
13.8 Andy Dalton – chose back up QB over Doyle, Joe Williams and Kenny Stills
14.5 Jack Doyle
15.8 Steve Gostkowski
16.5 LA Rams
How did I do, and what would you have done differently and why?