Start From 12 and Work Your Way Back

john moockContributor IMay 20, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 07:  Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers runs against Shaun Ellis #92 of the New York Jets during an NFL game on December 7, 2008 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Your cooler is full. You got your favorite jersey on. Eleven of your buddies throw in their cash.

Draft day might be better than Christmas for me. No disrespect to Jesus or anything but getting your roster seems to be a gift I wait for half of the year.

From there I can begin to enhance my brain so deeply in football statistics that could feed the hungry if channeled appropriately! YES THERE ARE STILL HUNGRY PEOPLE.  I KNOW IT'S A RECESSION.

When preparing for a fantasy draft I strongly recommend you start thinking about if you are the 12th pick and work your way backwards to if you are 1st (which is clearly AP).

So what would you do with the 12th and 13th pick?

To me it's always sweet to get the basement pick. Let's face the facts here and understand that you can quite possibly get two absolute studs. I'm hoping and betting that if Gore and Jacobs are there, you have to pull the trigger.

Jacobs is a beast and certainly the easiest to explain for taking here so let's call him 12th to place him higher. Losing Plaxico to me is a sign of a sure thing as a run-first offense. The departure of Ward tells me that Jacobs is going to drive the bus to demand more cash. In every mock draft I have been in he is available at 12???

Brandon Jacobs is the best kept secret in the pack of RBs in '09 and a true Beast

and then there was Gore...

Frank Gore: A Man Amongst Boys.

If Coach Singletary turns the supporting cast into contenders this year Gore is sure to explode to the endzone 12-20 times. I could see him competing for a yardage title given the right circumstances. I'm not trying to say San Fran is going to have a winning season... I'm talking fantasy.

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