Yesterday I talked about what to do with the 12th and 13th pick of a fantasy draft. Today lets talk about what to do at the 11th and 14th. I never recommend taking a wide receiver in the first round.
Until this year, that is! If you have the 11th pick and Fitzgerald is there, I say play ball! The importance of having the elite running backs are huge. When you are faced with the decision of going with the best running back on the board or picking Fitzgerald you start to doubt yourself.
Let's see, do I gamble with Ronnie Brown, Grant, Gore or Barber? Or do I grab a guy like Fitzgerald who is virtually unstoppable? I mean did you see this guy destroy corner backs by the pairs last year? Warner is finally a believer in the old "throw it up and I got it" play after play with this guy!
Now the argument comes with "What if Boldin leaves?"
So, freaking, what! Ever heard of Steve Breston? He's like a JV version of Boldin.
Never go wide receiver in the first round unless its Moss or Fitzgerald.
Which leads me to the 14th pick on the way back up. Randy Moss, plain and simple.
I don't need to remind anyone of the 2007-08 season that Brady and Moss had do I? You know the one that broke all the records? The coming out of Oakland party that seemed so predictable yet unstoppable. Words can't describe the damage these two can do in a season every Sunday.
Your probably scratching your head as to why anybody would ever use their first two picks on wide-outs. Well, would you rather have a Grant and Bush combo or a Fitzgerald and Moss combo?
Your thinking to yourself, "Then there wont be any good running backs to get!" You may be absolutely correct, but odds are that if this exact scenario happened you would send the draft into a frenzy of grabbing the other good wide receivers and quarterbacks.
People freak out when you do stuff like this! In a draft last year I picked Peyton and Romo back-to-back and sat back as everyone went into a panic to get a quality quality. The next thing I knew, great running backs fell in my lap!
Be bold is all I'm saying. When you are toward the bottom of the draft order you have to make strong judgement calls to get a competitive team.
If you draft two great wide receivers with your first two picks be damn sure to grab two running backs with your next two! Don't be a sucker this year and go for quarterbacks early!