SiriusXM Listeners League, 2013
Sunday the 1st of September we had out annual Listener’s League on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. The league included myself, Kay Adams, Kyle Elfrink, our producer, and then a group of listeners who won their way into the league by doing some zany things (@heykayadams on Twitter runs the show on selecting participants). How did my team turn out? Happy to share the results with you.
12 team, non PPR league Starters: QB, RB, RB, WR,WR,WR, TE, FLEX, K, DEF Bench: six spots
QB: Michael Vick (7th round), Carson Palmer (10) RB: Trent Richardson (1), Stevan Ridley (2), Ryan Mathews (5), Bernard Pierce (9), Shonn Greene (12), Kendall Hunter (13), Daniel Thomas (14) WR: Vincent Jackson (3), Hakeem Nicks (4), Miles Austin (6), Greg Jennings (8) TE: Kyle Rudolph (11) K: Sebastian Janikowski (16) DEF: Ravens (15)
Vick and Palmer give me a great QB duo. Vick is a top-10 option pretty much every week he plays. When he's out with injury, and it will happen, I'll turn to the steady Palmer to right the ship.
TRich/Ridley are a great duo. Since this was a non PPR league I went in the second round for another top-15 runner versus taking a WR1. Mathews is a solid third back no matter how down you are on him. As I always say, runners are the backbone of fantasy squads. Therefore, I piled on the backups with four reserve runners.
Not the greatest group health wise out wide, guys 2-4 all have injury concerns, but there isn't a better foursome going in this league in terms of talent. Let's just hope they all stay healthy. If not, I'll deal from my pool of runners.
Rudolph could score eight times this season. As Christian Ponder's security blanket he's worth a late add in a non-PPR league. I was very tempted to take a second tight end over Thomas in the 14th round, but if Lamar Miller is hurt Thomas will have a big role, and adding a starting RB off waivers is about 20 times more expensive in FAAB dollars than adding a second tight end is.
The Texans were taken one pick before me in the 15th round and Greg Zuerlein was taken two picks before me in the 16th.
For the results of the entire draft click on the link to Experts-Listener's League (my team is S. Ray's).
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By Ray Flowers
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The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: Mon-Fri 5-8 PM EDT and Sunday 7-10 PM EDT), Ray has spent years squirreled away studying the inner workings of the fantasy game to the detriment of his personal life. Specializing in baseball, football and hockey, some consider him an expert in all three.
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