Last night, our 20 team .5 pt PPR league had its 4th annual draft. This league features a QB, RB, 2 WR, TE, RB/WR/TE, DST, K and 4 BN. In a league this size, I am not so sure there is such a thing as a good slot to draft from, but I landed the 16th spot and selected the Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson. His average ADP is currently 12, but Yahoo (18) owners are waiting twice as long as CBS (9) owners to draft him.
The draft started with Jamaal Charles and was followed by Eddie Lacy, Le'Veon Bell, Marshawn Lynch and Antonio Brown. Adrian Peterson was selected seventh overall, being passed on for Andrew Luck at pick six. Rob Gronkowski went eight overall and Aaron Rodgers was the second QB selected in the first round with the final selection at pick 20.
Just two teams started with back to back WR picks, and those guys ended up with Jonathan Stewart and Joseph Randle as their first RB selected.
Three teams selected RBs with their first two picks, and they were left with Julian Edelman, Keenan Allen and Martavis Bryant as their WR1.
At pick 113, Joe Flacco was the final starting QB selected and his owner also took rookie Marcus Mariota.
At pick 177, Josh Hill was the final starting TE selected.
Here are some highlights from the draft, courtesy of Automated Insights
Jamaal Charles, RB
Round 1, Pick 1
Does Jamaal Charles Enjoy Fajitas?
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Charles is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,547 all-purpose yards.
Antonio Brown, WR
Round 1, Pick 5
Check that dude for stickum! Antonio Brown figures to be a PPR monster, with an NFL-leading 117 projected catches.
Andrew Luck, QB
Round 1, Pick 6
Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner?
Guide to making the playoffs and winning the championship in your league: Step 1, create team. Step 2, draft Andrew Luck. He was the first-most-owned player by playoff teams, as well as the first-most-owned player by championship teams.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR
Round 1, Pick 10
The Definition of Explosive
Following New York's Bye in Week 8, Beckham torched the NFL for 81 catches, 1,199 yards and nine touchdowns (on 115 total targets).
Matt Forte, RB
Round 1, Pick 11
The Back to Target
It's hard to ignore just how involved Forte is in Chicago's offensive scheme. He led all RBs with 130 total targets in 2014 -- more than DeMarco Murray (64) and Jamaal Charles (59) combined.
Jeremy Hill, RB
Round 1, Pick 13
It's not that Gio Bernard Wasn't Good
It's that Jeremy Hill was just that great. The first-year RB from LSU led all rookies in rush attempts (222), rushing yards (1,124), and rush TDs (9).
Demaryius Thomas, WR
Round 1, Pick 14
The Man at Mile-High
Across all Yahoo! leagues, just three WRs (Brown, Sanders, Maclin) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Thomas last year.
Julio Jones, WR
Round 1, Pick 15
Roto Rankers Says 'Hello' to Julio
Jones was the lone NFL player to notch 30 catches of at least 20 yards last season, and only Odell Beckham, Jr. averaged more receiving yards per game in 2014.
DeMarco Murray, RB
Round 1, Pick 18
Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner?
Guide to making the playoffs and winning the championship in your league: Step 1, create team. Step 2, draft DeMarco Murray. He was the third-most-owned player by playoff teams, as well as the fourth-most-owned player by championship teams.
Mike Evans, WR
Round 2, Pick 24
145 Reasons for Fatty Fall Down to Appreciate Mike Evans
Evans ranks 10th in the 20 Team League among WRs with 145 projected fantasy points.
Alshon Jeffery, WR
Round 2, Pick 25
155 More Reasons to Appreciate Alshon Jeffery
Jeffery ranks eighth in the 20 Team League among WRs with 155 projected fantasy points.
Jimmy Graham, TE
Round 2, Pick 26
All Over the Field
Jimmy Graham is projected to rank among the top-5 for TEs in both receiving TDs (second with 7.9) and receiving yards (fifth with 735).
Melvin Gordon, RB
Round 2, Pick 32
Melvin Gordon is projected to tally 1,118 yards on the ground, placing him at seventh in the NFL in that category.
Latavius Murray, RB
Round 2, Pick 34
Tall midgets stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Adrian Peterson and Latavius Murray right off the bat.
Andre Johnson, WR
Round 2, Pick 40
Andre Johnson will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish 10th in the NFL with 8.1 receiving TDs.
Peyton Manning, QB
Round 3, Pick 41
Like a Prancing Unicorn
Peyton Manning is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish third in the NFL in passing TDs and fifth in passing yards.
Travis Kelce, TE
Round 3, Pick 46
A Tight End with Some Wheels
With a projection of 791 yards through the air, Travis Kelce ranks third in the NFL among TEs in receiving yards.
Matt Ryan, QB
Round 3, Pick 52
Not Doug's Stud Signal-Caller
Matt Ryan is projected to rack up 374 points this year, enough to rank fifth among all QBs.
Greg Olsen, TE
Round 3, Pick 53
Giddy for Greg
Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one TE (Rob Gronkowski) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Olsen last year.
Carlos Hyde, RB
Round 3, Pick 57
Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
Carlos Hyde will be trying to imitate Bo Jackson in Tecmo Bowl this season. He's expected to wind up seventh in the league with 8.5 rushing TDs.
Round 4, Pick 67
A Tight End with Some Wheels
Martellus Bennett isn't just a threat in the red zone. With a projection of 754 yards through the air, he ranks fourth in the NFL among TEs in receiving yards.
Jeremy Maclin, WR
Round 4, Pick 70
Jumpin' For Jeremy
Across all Yahoo! leagues, only two WRs (Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Maclin last season.
Jason Witten, TE
Round 4, Pick 74
A Big, Strong Threat
Jason Witten ranks fifth in the 20 Team League among TEs with 105 projected fantasy points. If the pundits are wrong and he places outside the top-10, Tall midgets could be on the outside looking in come playoff time.
Zach Ertz, TE
Round 5, Pick 90
A Big Target in the Red Zone
With 5.5 projected TD catches, Zach Ertz ranks fourth in the NFL among TEs in that category.
Brian Quick, WR
Round 6, Pick 108
Was Brian Quick the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 108?
Brian Quickie apparently thinks so. The Rams' wideout is projected to improve to the tune of 90 points this year, after only putting up 49 last year.