CBS Fantasy Football 2013 draft results (8th pick)

What do you do when you can’t sleep and run a fantasy football website?  You complete a fantasy football draft, naturally!  So it was that I found myself entered into a 5:30 AM draft over at with 11 other insomniacs, and we drafted for a CBS flex league (includes the RB/WR slot).  In total this was a 14 round draft, and I had the 8th overall pick to begin.

Here is a peek at who I ended up with, and of course there will be a few notes, and then we shall conclude with the full draft results.

QB – Cam Newton (Rd 4 Pick 41)
RB – Ray Rice (Rd 1 Pick 8) RB – Chris Johnson (Rd 2 Pick 17)
WR – Randall Cobb (Rd 3 Pick 32) WR – Torrey Smith (Rd 6 Pick 65)
TE – Owen Daniels (Rd 8 Pick 89)
RB/WR – Ryan Mathews (Rd 5 Pick 56)
DST – Houston Texans (Rd 13 Pick 152)
K – Matt Prater (Rd 14 Pick 161)

BN – Matthew Stafford (Rd 7 Pick 80)
BN – BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Rd 9 Pick 104)
BN – Danny Woodhead (Rd 10 Pick 113)
BN – Golden Tate (Rd 11 Pick 128)
BN – Jacquizz Rodgers (Rd 12 Pick 137)

Obviously, the order will change some, but the vast majority of drafts will see 9 of the first 10 picks being running backs.  I chose Ray Rice with the 8th overall pick, as my choices at that point were between him, McCoy, Morris and T-Rich.  On the way back I was able to snag CJ?K who will hopefully solidify the backfield.  Round 3 it was time to grab a stud WR, and with the injury to Jordy Nelson I felt more comfortable with my pickup of Cobb, and with the other top QB’s off the board, I couldn’t resist grabbing our projected #3 QB this year in Cam Newton (Those 6 point rushing TD’s add up!).  Round 5 I wanted to grab another WR, but there was Ryan Mathews who will be seeing plenty of carries as only Woodhead will be pushing him, so I snatched him up as my flex, and was able to get Torrey Smith on the way back to help round out the RB/WR core.

I have one simple rule when drafting a running QB, and that is to make sure you back him up with a solid arm.  Now typically this would be an Eli Manning type fantasy QB, but I just couldn’t help myself with Stafford still sitting there and my RB/WR already locked up.  There was no reason to reach for a Greg Olsen/ Owen Daniels at TE, so Matt joined my squad.  Round 8 I added the TE, and from there on out it was all speculative picks.

I don’t like BGE, but you can’t go wrong taking him as a bench RB, along with 2 solid handcuffs in Woodhead and Rodgers.  I expect Tate to be the leading WR in Seattle this season, so I took a flier on him as well.

As I’m always saying, grab your DST and K in the final 2 rounds.  Why anyone thinks grabbing the Seahawks in the 7th round will win their fantasy league is beyond me, and I was able to grab the Texans and Matt Prater with my final 2 picks, both of whom should be top 10 quite easily in their respective positions.

CBS Fantasy Football – 12 team draft results – 8th Pick Overall

(Included at the bottom are a few of the names that went undrafted)

Rank Player Team POS
Round 1
1 Adrian Peterson MIN RB
2 Arian Foster HOU RB
3 Doug Martin TB RB
4 Jamaal Charles KC RB
5 C.J. Spiller BUF RB
6 Marshawn Lynch SEA RB
7 Calvin Johnson DET WR
8 Ray Rice BAL RB
9 LeSean McCoy PHI RB
10 Alfred Morris WAS RB
11 Trent Richardson CLE RB
12 Matt Forte CHI RB
13 Steven Jackson ATL RB
14 Stevan Ridley NE RB
15 A.J. Green CIN WR
16 Reggie Bush DET RB
17 Chris Johnson TEN RB
18 Jimmy Graham NO TE
19 Drew Brees NO QB
20 Dez Bryant DAL WR
21 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC RB
22 Frank Gore SF RB
23 DeMarco Murray DAL RB
24 Aaron Rodgers GB QB
25 Brandon Marshall CHI WR
26 Lamar Miller MIA RB
27 Julio Jones ATL WR
28 Darren McFadden OAK RB
29 David Wilson NYG RB
30 Demaryius Thomas DEN WR
31 Le’Veon Bell PIT RB
32 Randall Cobb GB WR
33 Larry Fitzgerald ARI WR
34 Andre Johnson HOU WR
35 Roddy White ATL WR
36 Rob Gronkowski NE TE
37 Vincent Jackson TB WR
38 Montee Ball DEN RB
39 Peyton Manning DEN QB
40 Victor Cruz NYG WR
41 Cam Newton CAR QB
42 Chris Ivory NYJ RB
43 Jason Witten DAL TE
44 Dwayne Bowe KC WR
45 Vernon Davis SF TE
46 Ahmad Bradshaw IND RB
47 Marques Colston NO WR
48 Reggie Wayne IND WR
49 Darren Sproles NO RB
50 Wes Welker DEN WR
51 Tony Gonzalez ATL TE
52 Matt Ryan ATL QB
53 Rashard Mendenhall ARI RB
54 Danny Amendola NE WR
55 Shane Vereen NE RB
56 Ryan Mathews SD RB
57 Giovani Bernard CIN RB
58 Eddie Lacy GB RB
59 Eric Decker DEN WR
60 Pierre Garcon WAS WR
61 Andre Brown NYG RB
62 Jordy Nelson GB WR
63 Steve Smith CAR WR
64 James Jones GB WR
65 Torrey Smith BAL WR
66 Cecil Shorts JAC WR
67 Hakeem Nicks NYG WR
68 Mark Ingram NO RB
69 Tom Brady NE QB
70 Seahawks SEA DEF/ST
71 Antonio Gates SD TE
72 Jermichael Finley GB TE
73 49ers SF DEF/ST
74 Robert Griffin III WAS QB
75 Daryl Richardson STL RB
76 DeSean Jackson PHI WR
77 Tony Romo DAL QB
78 Colin Kaepernick SF QB
79 Andrew Luck IND QB
80 Matthew Stafford DET QB
81 Antonio Brown PIT WR
82 Eli Manning NYG QB
83 Russell Wilson SEA QB
84 Bears CHI DEF/ST
85 Andy Dalton CIN QB
86 Kyle Rudolph MIN TE
87 Jared Cook STL TE
88 Carson Palmer ARI QB
89 Owen Daniels HOU TE
90 T.Y. Hilton IND WR
91 Ronnie Hillman DEN RB
92 Greg Olsen CAR TE
93 Steve Johnson BUF WR
94 Mike Williams TB WR
95 Mike Wallace MIA WR
96 Ben Tate HOU RB
97 Kenny Britt TEN WR
98 Anquan Boldin SF WR
99 Miles Austin DAL WR
100 Greg Jennings MIN WR
101 Jonathan Stewart CAR RB
102 Tavon Austin STL WR
103 Bengals CIN DEF/ST
104 BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN RB
105 Pierre Thomas NO RB
106 DeAngelo Wililams CAR RB
107 Zac Stacy STL RB
108 Bernard Pierce BAL RB
109 Bryce Brown PHI RB
110 Broncos DEN DEF/ST
111 Martellus Bennett CHI TE
112 Brandon Myers NYG TE
113 Danny Woodhead SD RB
114 Vick Ballard IND RB
115 Josh Gordon CLE WR
116 Lance Moore NO WR
117 Fred Jackson BUF RB
118 Ben Roethlisberger PIT QB
119 Alshon Jeffery CHI WR
120 Chris Givens STL WR
121 Denarius Moore OAK WR
122 Michael Floyd ARI WR
123 DeAndre Hopkins HOU WR
124 Johnathan Franklin GB RB
125 Brandon Pettigrew DET TE
126 Isaiah Pead STL RB
127 Fred Davis WAS TE
128 Golden Tate SEA WR
129 Vincent Brown SD WR
130 Marcedes Lewis JAC TE
131 Shonn Greene TEN RB
132 Ryan Broyles DET WR
133 Mikel Leshoure DET RB
134 Stephen Gostkowski NE K
135 Justin Blackmon JAC WR
136 Josh Freeman TB QB
137 Jacquizz Rodgers ATL RB
138 Jordan Cameron CLE TE
139 Dustin Keller MIA TE
140 Tyler Eifert CIN TE
141 Emmanuel Sanders PIT WR
142 Blair Walsh MIN K
143 Heath Miller PIT TE
144 Kendall Wright TEN WR
146 Rueben Randle NYG WR
146 Falcons ATL DEF/ST
147 Joe Flacco BAL QB
148 Dolphins MIA DEF/ST
149 Patriots NE DEF/ST
150 Steelers PIT DEF/ST
151 Rob Housler ARI TE
152 Texans HOU DEF/ST
153 Sebastian Janikowski OAK K
154 Ravens BAL DEF/ST
155 Bilal Powell NYJ RB
156 James Casey PHI TE
157 Phil Dawson SF K
158 Ed Dickson BAL TE
159 Matt Bryant ATL K
160 Packers GB DEF/ST
161 Matt Prater DEN K
162 Justin Tucker BAL K
163 Garrett Hartley NO K
164 David Akers DET K
165 Randy Bullock HOU K
166 Marcel Reece OAK RB
167 Kai Forbath WAS K
168 Dan Bailey DAL K
Sidney Rice SEA WR
Ryan Williams ARI RB
Michael Vick PHI QB
Jay Cutler CHI QB
Malcom Floyd SD WR
Sam Bradford STL QB
Michael Bush CHI RB
Andre Roberts ARI WR
Brian Hartline MIA WR
Robert Turbin SEA RB
LaMichael James SF RB
Aaron Dobson NE WR
Michael Turner FA RB
Rashad Jennings OAK RB
Austin Collie SF WR
Joseph Randle DAL RB
Ryan Tannehill MIA QB
Cordarrelle Patterson MIN WR
Josh Brown NYG K
Buccaneers TB DEF/ST
Greg Little CLE WR
Daniel Thomas MIA RB
Mike Tolbert CAR RB
Mike Goodson NYJ RB
Steven Hauschka SEA K
Jeremy Kerley NYJ WR
Isaac Redman PIT RB
Jacoby Jones BAL WR
Chiefs KC DEF/ST
Santana Moss WAS WR
Greg Zuerlein STL K


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