MSF Fantasy Football League Draft Results

Midwest Sports FansAnalyst IAugust 31, 2009

HOUSTON - AUGUST 31:  Running back Adrian Peterson #28 scores on a 75 yard run as strong safety Dominique Barber #34 of the Houston Texans makes a diving attempt to make the tackle at Reliant Stadium on August 31, 2009 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
The first annual MSF Fantasy Football League draft took place last night. There was plenty of vitriolic back-and-forth banter between Ohio State and Michigan fans before the draft, and now that everyone has a team, such banter can spread throughout the league as the preseason trash talk heats up in the buildup for opening weekend.

Follow the links to view the complete draft recap as well as the lineup and scoring settings for the league.

A few quick highlights of the league settings, as the setup is certainly non-traditional:

  • The starting lineup is as follows: QB, RB, RB/WR, TE, K, D/ST, Offensive Flex (QB, RB, WR, or TE), 12 bench slots
  • Scoring notes: Passing TD is 4 pts; 40+ yard TD pass, run, or catch is 2 pts; No point per reception
  • Matchup tie-breaker: Most points from bench

By the way, the best line of the night was from KVB (OH! IO!) once he finally got there about 90 minutes after the draft started: “Wait, we can start three RBs and there is only one WR slot? What is this, the wishbone fantasy league?”

The addition of the offensive flex position will be interesting, as I am playing in two leagues that use that this year. My first inclination is that teams with two top-flight QBs will be at a tremendous advantage, especially if they have good depth at the other positions.

I won’t recap the whole draft for you, but here is how the first two rounds shook out. See if you can guess who was doing the Ohio State-Michigan bickering from the team names. It shouldn’t be too difficult.

Round 1:

  • 1 – RB Adrian Peterson, Game Day Sleeper
  • 2 – QB Tom Brady, Boston Filthy Whores
  • 3 – RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Ryan Leaf and The Pharmacists
  • 4 – RB Matt Forte, Ann Arbor is a WHORE
  • 5 – RB Michael Turner, OH! IO!
  • 6 – RB Deangelo Williams, Team ChAuLk It uP
  • 7 – RB Frank Gore, Corn Fed Handsomeness
  • 8 – RB Chris Johnson, Ann Arbor F*&K The Bucks
  • 9 – RB LaDainian Tomlinson, Boats and Hoes
  • 10 – QB Drew Brees, The Ridiculous Rosenthals
  • 11 – RB Steven Jackson, 2 inches Flacco 4 inches Huard
  • 12 – RB Marion Barber, Dallas ManBearPig

Round 2:

  • 13 – WR Andre Johnson, Dallas ManBearPig
  • 14 – WR Larry Fitzgerald, 2 inches Flacco 4 inches Huard
  • 15 – WR Randy Moss, The Ridiculous Rosenthals
  • 16 – QB Peyton Manning, Boats and Hoes
  • 17 – QB Aaron Rodgers, Ann Arbor F*&K The Bucks
  • 18 – WR Calvin Johnson, Corn Fed Handsomeness
  • 19 – RB Clinton Portis, Team ChAuLk It uP
  • 20 – RB Brandon Jacobs, OH! IO!
  • 21 – RB Steve Slaton, Ann Arbor is a WHORE
  • 22 – QB Tony Romo, Ryan Leaf and The Pharmacists
  • 23 – WR Wes Welker, Boston Filthy Whores
  • 24 – WR Reggie Wayne, Game Day Sleeper

And now, a quick team-by-team rundown:

Game Day Sleeper (owned by David Kippe aka Sparty from Sparty and Friends; @SpartyFriends)

  • QB – Donovan McNabb, PHI
  • RB – Adrian Peterson, MIN
  • RB/WR – Kevin Smith, DET
  • WR – Reggie Wayne, IND
  • TE – Bo Scaife, TEN
  • OP – Chad Ochocinco, CIN
  • D/ST – Philadelphia Eagles
  • K – Lawrence Tynes, NYG
  • Bench – QB Carson Palmer, RB Ahmad Bradshaw, WR Santonio Holmes, RB LeSean McCoy, RB Chester Taylor, TE Brandon Pettigrew, WR Joey Galloway, WR Chris Chambers, WR Devery Henderson, RB Michael Bush, WR Mark Bradley, RB Kevin Faulk

Boston Filthy Whores (owned by Cameron Frye from According to Cameron Frye; @cameronfrye)

  • QB – Tom Brady, NE
  • RB – Thomas Jones, NYJ
  • RB/WR – Dwayne Bowe, KC
  • WR – Wes Welker, NE
  • TE – Owen Daniels, HOU
  • OP – LenDale White, TEN
  • D/ST – New England Patriots
  • K – Kris Brown
  • Bench – RB Jamal Lewis, WR Santana Moss, WR Torry Holt, WR Steve Breaston, RB Fred Jackson, WR Domenik Hixon, RB Willis McGahee, WR Patrick Crayton, TE Tony Scheffler, WR Nate Burleson, RB Shonn Greene, RB Justin Fargas

Ryan Leaf and The Pharmacists (owned by Reggie Yinger of Baseball Press; @MrWhiteDevil)

  • QB – Tony Romo, DAL
  • RB – Maurice Jones-Drew, JAC
  • RB/WR – Brian Westbook, PHI
  • WR – Braylon Edwards, CLE
  • TE – Antonio Gates, SD
  • OP – Eddie Royal, DEN
  • D/ST – Chicago Bears
  • K – Rob Bironas
  • Bench: WR Vincent Jackson, QB Trent Edwards, RB Donald Brown, WR Donald Driver, TE Brent Celek, WR Davone Bess, RB Laurence Maroney, WR Nate Washington, D/ST Indianapolis Colts, WR Miles Austin, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, K John Kasay

Ann Arbor is a WHORE (owned by Ryan Russell of Midwest Sports Fans)

  • QB – Ben Roethlisberger, PIT
  • RB – Matt Forte, CHI
  • RB/WR – Ray Rice, BAL
  • WR – Marques Colston, NO
  • TE – Tony Gonzalez, ATL
  • OP – Steve Slaton, HOU
  • D/ST – Washington Redskins
  • K – David Akers, PHI
  • Bench: WR Steve Smith (CAR), WR Desean Jackson, WR Kevin Walter, RB Le’Ron McClain, WR Steve Smith (NYG), RB James Davis, TE Visanthe Shiancoe, WR Michael Crabtree, D/ST Houston Texans, WR Hakeen Nicks, QB Derek Anderson, WR Austin Collie

OH! IO! (owned by Kevin Bertolini, aka KVB from Midwest Sports Fans and Flash Sports Tonight)

  • QB – Mark Bulger, STL
  • RB – Michael Turner, ATL
  • RB/WR – Brandon Jacobs, NYG
  • WR – Greg Jennings, GB
  • TE – Zach Miller, OAK
  • OP – Anquan Boldin, ARI
  • D/ST – New York Jets
  • K – Robbie Gould, CHI
  • Bench: RB Marshawn Lynch, QB Matt Cassel, RB Jonathan Stewart, WR Lee Evans, RB Cedric Benson, RB Earnest Graham, WR Donnie Avery, WR Bobby Engram, WR Kevin Curtis, D/ST New Orleans Saints, TE Martellus Bennett, QB Tyler Thigpen

Team ChAuLk It uP (owned by Vince Fraschetti)

  • QB – Philip Rivers, SD
  • RB – DeAngelo Williams, CAR
  • RB/WR – Clinton Portis, WAS
  • WR – Terrell Ownes, BUF
  • TE – Jeremy Shockey, NO
  • OP – Larry Johnson, KC
  • D/ST – Tennessee Titans
  • K – Stephen Gostowski
  • Bench – WR Bernard Berrian, QB Davis Garrard, WR Laveraneus Coles, RB Tim Hightower, TE Heath Miller, RB Cadillac Williams, K Neil Rackers, D/ST Dallas Cowboys, QB JaMarcus Russell, WR Mark Clayton, WR Isaac Bruce, WR Mike Sims-Walker

Corn Fed Handsomeness (owned by Kyle Whitling of Big Time Game Boards)

  • QB – Matt Ryan, ATL
  • RB – Frank Gore, SF
  • RB/WR – Knowshon Moreno, DEN
  • WR – Calvin Johnson, DET
  • TE – Greg Olsen, CHI
  • OP – TJ Houshmandzadeh, SEA
  • D/ST – San Diego Chargers
  • K – Jason Elam, DEN
  • Bench – RB Chris Wells, QB Jake Delhomme, WR Lance Moore, RB Darren Sproles, RB Leon Washington, WR Michael Jenkins, WR Muhsin Muhammad, QB Jason Campbell, D/ST Atlanta Falcons, WR Earl Bennett, RB Samkon Gado, K Shayne Graham

Ann Arbor F*&K The Bucks (owned by Kurt Fraschetti of Midwest Sports Fans and Pro Football Insight)

  • QB – Aaron Rodgers, GB
  • RB – Chris Johnson, TEN
  • RB/WR – Darren McFadden, OAK
  • WR – Roy Williams, DAL
  • TE – Kellen Winslow, TB
  • OP – Jay Cutler, CHI
  • D/ST – Pittsburgh Steelers
  • K – Nate Kaeding, SD
  • Bench – QB Matt Hasselbeck, QB Brady Quinn, WR Jerricho Cotchery, RB Rashard Mendenhall, RB Ladell Betts, WR Chris Henry, TE Vernon Davis, D/ST Carolina Panthers, K Jeff Reed, RB Rashad Jennings, WR Jeremy Maclin, RB Brandon Jackson

Boats and Hoes (owned by Tyler Fraschetti)

  • QB – Peyton Manning, IND
  • RB – LaDainian Tomlinson, SD
  • RB/WR – Ronnie Brown, MIA
  • WR – Hines Ward, PIT
  • TE – John Carlson, SEA
  • OP – Eli Manning, NYG
  • D/ST – Baltimore Ravens
  • K – Nick Folk, DAL
  • Bench – QB Kyle Orton, QB Joe Flacco, D/ST San Francisco 49ers, WR Ted Ginn Jr., RB Sammy Morris, TE Donald Lee, WR Justin Gage, TE Ben Watson, K Matt Stover, WR Mike Furrey, RB Edgerrin James, D/ST Cincinnati Bengals

The Ridiculous Rosenthals (owned by Jerod Morris of Midwest Sports Fans; @JerodMSF)

  • QB – Drew Brees, NO
  • RB – Ryan Grant, GB
  • RB/WR – Pierre Thomas, NO
  • WR – Randy Moss, NE
  • TE – Chris Cooley, WAS
  • OP – Matt Schaub, HOU
  • D/ST – New York Giants
  • K – Mason Crosby, GB
  • Bench – RB Felix Jones, WR Percy Harvin, WR Derrick Mason, QB Chad Pennington, RB Ricky Williams, RB Jerious Norwood, TE Anthony Fasano, D/ST Green Bay Packers, WR Robert Meachem, RB Jamaal Charles, RB Jerome Harrison, K Phil Dawson

2 inches Flacco 4 inches Huard (owned by Andrew Ing of Sports Crackle Pop; @scpop)

  • QB – Kurt Warner, ARI
  • RB – Steven Jackson, STL
  • RB/WR – Roddy White, ATL
  • WR – Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
  • TE – Dallas Clark, IND
  • OP – Derrick Ward, TB
  • D/ST – Miami Dolphins
  • K – John Carney, NO
  • Bench – RB Reggie Bush, WR Antonio Bryant, RB Julius Jones, QB Brett Favre, WR Josh Morgan, TE Dustin Keller, RB Glen Coffee, WR Kenny Britt, RB Peyton Hillis, QB Shaun Hill, WR Greg Camarillo, WR Jabar Gaffney

Dallas ManBearPig (owned by Matt Lawrence — no, not the douchy actor — the editor of Dallas Sports Fans; @MattDSF)

  • QB – Kerry Collins, TEN
  • RB – Marion Barber, DAL
  • RB/WR – Joseph Addai, IND
  • WR – Andre Johnson, HOU
  • TE – Jason Witten, DAL
  • OP – Willie Parker, PIT
  • D/ST – Minnesota Vikings
  • K – Ryan Longwell
  • Bench – WR Brandon Marshall, WR Anthony Gonzalez, WR Devin Hester, RB Fred Taylor, TE Kevin Boss, QB Mark Sanchez, RB Correll Buckhalter, WR Deion Branch, D/ST Arizona Cardinals, WR Sidney Rice, RB Tashard Choice, QB Byron Leftwich

So, now that you have seen the rosters, I am sure that you will agree with my initial reaction: The Ridiculous Rosenthals are clearly the class of the league, especially if Matt Schaub stays healthy. With he and Drew Brees putting up killer stats each week, plus Randy Moss making sweet music again with Tom Brady back, and the underrated RB duo of Ryan Grant and Pierre Thomas, it is clear that it will be an 11-team race for second place.

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