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20 Team Fantasy Football Draft Recap Pt.1

Last night, we hosted the second annual 20 team fantasy football league draft and we have some interesting results to talk about. The draft started at 8:30pm EST with Adrian Peterson going 1st overall. What followed was insane...Drew Brees with the #2 overall pick! Brees was one of two QBs drafted in Round 1, with Aaron Rodgers going 12th overall. Doug Martin and Arian Foster followed Brees, with Calvin Johnson jumping off the draft board at #5. In total, 14 running backs were drafted in the 1st round with 4 WRs, 2 QBs and 1 TE, Jimmy Graham at #20.

Graham's owner followed up with Brandon Marshall to start round 2 and would not draft its 1st RB until pick #100 at the end of the 5th round with the Law Firm BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Round 2 continued with 8 of the first 12 picks being WRs and just 6 running backs in total were drafted. By the end of round 2 just 4 teams had drafted BOTH their starting running backs. There were 6 RB/WR combinations and 5 RB/QB combos. Colin Kaepernick ended up being the 3rd QB selected overall with the 28th overall pick in the 2nd round.  He was selected 3 picks ahead of Cam Newton and 5 before Peyton Manning. Matt Ryan and Tom Brady would also be drafted by the end of the 2nd round.

Rounds 3, 4 & 5 were dominated by WRs as this league starts three of them and 32 of the next 60 draft picks filled up the WR roster spots.  One team even filled up all 3 WR slots!  However, the 3rd round was started by David Wilson and Chris Ivory as well as Matthew StaffordRGIII and Russell Wilson were the only other QBs selcted in the 3rd round, leaving half of the league without a QB after 60 draft picks.  5 teams now had rosters that consisted of 1 QB and 2 RBs & 5 more had 2 RBs and a WR.  4 owners spread the love grabbing a QB, a RB and a WR.

In round 4, 11 more receivers were drafted in the 4th round, but the surprise was the run of TEs as 5 were selected in the round.  But even with Tony Gonzalez, Vernon Davis and Jason Witten going back-back-back, it didn't spark enough of a run of TEs as just 7 in total were selected over the first 5 rounds.  There was a "sneaky" draft pick at #69 overall with Rob GronkowskiAndrew Luck and Tony Romo were the only QBs selected in the 4th round, leaving just 8 owners without a quarterback.

The 5th round also saw 11 receivers drafted starting with Golden Tate at pick #81 and ending with Vincent Brown at pick #99.  Greg Olsen was the lone tight end in the 5th round and was just the 7th TE drafted overall.  It seems Rueben Randle was drafted a BIT early at #92 as Malcom Floyd, Denarius Moore and Vincent Brown were drafted after him.  As mentioned before, BJGE was the 100th pick of the night and the final pick of the 5th round.

After 5 rounds, this is what the rosters looked like; if you could pick a roster to take over, which would you choose?:

Adrian Peterson Min RB1Jamaal Charles KC RB6
Tom Brady NE QB1DeMarco Murray Dal RB6
David Wilson NYG RB1Reggie Wayne Ind WR6
DeSean Jackson Phi WR1Antonio Gates SD TE6
Golden Tate Sea WR1Anquan Boldin SF WR6
Drew Brees NO QB2Marshawn Lynch Sea RB7
Darren McFadden Oak RB2Reggie Bush Det RB7
Chris Ivory NYJ RB2Dwayne Bowe KC WR7
Miles Austin Dal WR2Mike Williams TB WR7
Lance Moore NO WR2Sidney Rice Sea WR7
Doug Martin TB RB3Ray Rice Bal RB8
Lamar Miller Mia RB3Peyton Manning Den QB8
Matthew Stafford Det QB3Pierre Garcon Was WR8
Stevie Johnson Buf WR3Eddie Lacy GB RB8
Greg Olsen Car TE3Justin Blackmon Jac WR8
Arian Foster Hou RB4LeSean McCoy Phi RB9
Vincent Jackson TB WR4Randall Cobb GB WR9
Marques Colston NO WR4Le'Veon Bell Pit RB9
Tony Romo Dal QB4Cecil Shorts Jac WR9
T.Y. Hilton Ind WR4Eli Manning NYG QB9
Calvin Johnson Det WR5C.J. Spiller Buf RB10
Matt Ryan Atl QB5Cam Newton Car QB10
James Jones GB WR5Montee Ball Den RB10
Giovani Bernard Cin RB5Greg Jennings Min WR10
Rashard Mendenhall Ari RB5Kenny Britt Ten WR10
Alfred Morris Was RB11Dez Bryant Dal WR16
Roddy White Atl WR11Larry Fitzgerald Ari WR16
Robert Griffin III Was QB11Danny Amendola NE WR16
Steve Smith Car WR11Andrew Luck Ind QB16
Shane Vereen NE RB11Andre Brown NYG RB16
Aaron Rodgers GB QB12Frank Gore SF RB17
Andre Johnson Hou WR12Stevan Ridley NE RB17
Darren Sproles NO RB12Wes Welker Den WR17
Rob Gronkowski NE TE12Jason Witten Dal TE17
Rueben Randle NYG WR12Andy Dalton Cin QB17
Maurice Jones-Drew Jac RB13Steven Jackson Atl RB18
Colin Kaepernick SF QB13Demaryius Thomas Den WR18
Ahmad Bradshaw Ind RB13Russell Wilson Sea QB18
Tavon Austin StL WR13Vernon Davis SF TE18
Malcom Floyd SD WR13Ronnie Hillman Den RB18
Trent Richardson Cle RB14Matt Forte Chi RB19
Victor Cruz NYG WR14Julio Jones Atl WR19
Ryan Mathews SD RB14Torrey Smith Bal WR19
Mike Wallace Mia WR14Tony Gonzalez Atl TE19
Denarius Moore Oak WR14Vincent Brown SD WR19
A.J. Green Cin WR15Jimmy Graham NO TE20
Chris Johnson Ten RB15Brandon Marshall Chi WR20
Hakeem Nicks NYG WR15Antonio Brown Pit WR20
Jordy Nelson GB WR15Eric Decker Den WR20
DeAngelo Williams Car RB15BenJarvus Green-Ellis Cin RB20

Check out Rounds 6-10 here

The Final 5 Rounds!