12 team leagues are more difficult to draft for than standard 10 team leagues, but when you throw the wrench of having an OP (offensive player utility) instead of a standard flex, things get crazy. With an OP you can start any offensive player as your flex including a second QB, also in this league there is only a max of 2 QB’s allowed per roster. My cousin and I split a team and I believe we drafted a team that has quite a bit of risk, but also potential for quite a bit of reward. So without further ado, my results picking from the 7th spot.
1.7- Matthew Staford: In a league where you can start a QB in the flex, having a strong QB core is a great strategy for success. Stafford can throw for elite numbers and was by far the best pick available.
2.6- Eli Manning: Decided to go for a second upper echelon QB right off the bat instead of a risk reward RB this early.
3.7-Trent Richardson: Richardson is a rookie and some would caution against picking a rookie as your RB1, but considering he was the best available RB and has potential to be a true workhorse I just couldn’t pass up the great value.
4.6- Adrian Peterson: It came down to Peterson or Steven Jackson, and considering Peterson could return to form and play to the pro-bowl standard we have grown to expect…the reward could be huge.
5. 7- Ahmad Bradshaw: In a 12 team league there was no way I would pass on Bradshaw in the second half of the 5th round.
6.6- Pecy Harvin: 108 points in the final 8 games last season…if he picks up where he left off he could be a steal. Am I the only one who remembers he was fantasy’s 8th highest scoring WR last season? Oh and remember he did that playing 58% of the snaps.
7.7- Antonio Brown: He had very similar numbers to Mike Wallace in all areas but in touchdowns. I expect him to score much more than the deuce he put up last season and I think he can easily out perform Wallace this year.
8.6- Vincent Jackson: How I ended up with Jackson this late I can’t explain…ridiculous.
9.7- Toby Gerhart: Had to protect our investment with Peterson, and he was the best available at RB.
10.6- Kenny Britt: It was the theme of our draft…finding outstanding value late for our WR’s
11.7- Mikel Leshoure: I think Leshoure is capable of carrying the load for the Lions this season…after he comes back in week 3 from a suspension that is.
12.6-Jered Cook: I always like to wait on my TE’s and Cook has potential to breakout this season.
13.7-Laurent Robinson: Robinson easily might end up on the waiver wire soon, but because of his size he can easily get 30-40 yards and a TD any given week good enough for spot start come bye weeks.
14.6- Seahawks DST: The Seahawks DST I think is very underrated… I mean 6 of there games come against NFC West division rivals.
So there you have it the results from my 12 OP league. We don’t play with kickers in this league so that is why it is not listed. Any comments are always encouraged.