The Flukie AC Fantasy Challenge

One of our loyal readers AC Slater challenged me to a fantasy sleeper draft royale. The kicker? The players had to have an ADP of 120 or greater (cbssports rankings). We drafted 10 players – 4 WR, 3 RB, 2 QB, and 1 TE. We are following standard PPR scoring. AC believes my knowledge in sleepers is flawed. This “contest” will show my superiority at finding the diamonds in the rough. Here’s the draft breakdown:
 
ROUND 1 – I took the best player available in Johnny Knox at ADP 120. It is obvious now that Knox is the #1 WR in Chicago. I feel he has breakout speed and potential for a big year. AC took D Aromshudu as an obvious tit for tat play. Aromshudu is the slot receiver and will have value in this PPR format. Though both of us shouldn’t get too excited with Cutler throwing them the ball. He has looked erractic this preseason. ADVANTAGE – Flukie
 
ROUND 2 – I took B Berrian. Safe solid pick. He is the #1 in Minnesota (unless Housh lands there) and will be a poor man’s Rice. He doesn’t have Rice’s speed or elusiveness but he is a serviceable #1 on a Super Bowl caliber team. AC took D Sproles. Sproles has fallen on hard times in fantasy play. People have overlooked him with the emergence of Ryan Matthews. The burial of Sproles is premature. He does have value in PPR leagues and he will get his touches. He is the 3rd down back and is still doing punt and kick returns. Sproles is similar to a Reggie Bush. ADVANTAGE – Flukie
 
ROUND 3 – I took my bitch Jabar Gaffney. I stand by my predictions of 1100 yards and 10 TDs. With  projected numbers like that I would be a fool not to take him. AC Slater took D Amendola. Not a bad pick Amendola seems to have developed a good thing with Bradford. Laurent Robinson is still the #1 there so Amendola has competition. Bradford has much to learn and will make his mistakes early. ADVANTAGE – Flukie
 
ROUND 4 – I took my “huggy bear” Kareem Huggins.  I drafted before Ward was even cut. That shows how much I believe in the bear. The Cadillac will break down and this undrafted rookie will show the NFL what he is made of. AC drafted Donald Brown. Though Brown has looked awful in preseason he is the heir apparent to Addai. Addai is in the last year of his contract. This means that Indy will want to give Brown plenty of work to see if he can handle the load. ADVANTAGE – AC
 
ROUND 5 – I drafted Marshawn Lynch hoping that he may somehow someway work his way into some one’s offense. That was a bad dream. He is stuck in the cold of Buffalo riding the pine. We all know how cold that pine can be. AC drafted Leon Washington. A GREAT upside pick with much potential. Coach Carroll is not happy with his RB core and this may very well open up the door for Washington. ADVANTAGE – AC
 
ROUND 6 –   I took Tashard Choice figuring either Barber or Jones would get hurt. Next thing you know rumors are swirling of his impending trade. Whether he is traded or not his value is minimal unless there is an injury. I would love to see Choice end up in Oakland and we all know Al Davis is a crazy. AC took Vince Young. I’m not a Young fan but no one can deny that he played fantastic in the last 8 games of 2009. This is a make or break it year for Young. ADVANTAGE – AC
 
ROUND 7 – I took Jason Campbell. I had high hopes but then the WR core began to collapse. Schilens is injured AGAIN and Heyward-Bey is “fatigued.” At least Campbell has Louis Murphy, Zach Miller, and Darren McFadden to throw to. AC took Mohammed Massaquoi. I love Massaquoi this year. He has developed a nice rapport with Jake Delhomme. To quote another fantasy site “Jake likes to throw to Mohammed’s.” Massaquoi may be a pleasant surprise to fantasy owners. ADVANTAGE – AC
 
ROUND 8 – This is the battle of young WRs. I took Mike Williams TB. He was the 4th round pick and beat out the 2nd round pick Arrelious Benn for the #1 WR spot. TB will be 3-13 this year. This will cause TB to “air” the ball out in the second half. Plenty of time for Williams to accrue garbage points. AC took his boyfriend Mike Thomas. You know the “A-10 player of the year.” If I have to hear AC ramble about Mike Thomas one more time I may vomit. Williams is the better receiver year – nuff said. ADVANTAGE – Flukie
 
ROUND 9 – I took Greg Olsen. I had to take a TE sometime so I rolled the dice with Olsen. I figured Martz can use all the help he can get in the Windy City. The only problem is that Martz HAS NEVER used a TE. The joke is on me. AC took Matt Stafford. I truly believe that Stafford is the real deal and will end the season as a TOP 15 QB. They have finally given him more then one weapon. Now they have Jahvid Best, CJ, Nate Burleson, and Tony Scheffler. Stafford can spread the ball around and show his football IQ now that the options are in place. ADVANTAGE – AC
 
ROUND 10 – I took Josh Freeman. He is the most undervalued QB in the NFL. No one is giving him any credit. He has looked good in camp and although he has a thumb injury he will be ready by week 1. He has potential but he will have to wade through the slop. At least he has a promising set of young WRs and a solid TE in Kellen Winslow.  AC took Aaron Hernandez to wrap things up. I feel Hernandez has upside. He is more of a pass catching TE. He has competition with Gronkowski who is also another rookie TE in NE. Gronkowski is more of your traditional blocking TE although he has caught 2 TDs in preseason. NE does run multiple two TE sets so I still feel Hernandez has greater potential. ADVANTAGE – Flukie
 
As the season progresses AC Slater will provide us with scoring updates. I pride myself on identifying the sleepers. I’m simply reinforcing my skills in this friendly competition. The one thing you know about  me is that I will dig deep to find those sleepers no one else sees.


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2 Responses to “The Flukie AC Fantasy Challenge”

  1. A C Slater says:

    Thanks for the challange Fluckie. To allow someone like me to take you on mano y mano. I wish you all the luck in the world because you will need it to beat my Super Sleeper team. Mike Thomas = CHAMPIONSHIP

  2. The Fantasy Flukie says:

    AC it will be a joy to teach you the ways of fantasy football. Especially if you really think Mike Thomas is going to bring you a championship!

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