There is going to be that point in time again where fantasy football will be here and it will be time to make some picks on who will be the best players to have. Everyone wants to put together the perfect roster for that team and know that they don’t want to make a single roster move all season long. I have put together what would be the perfect fantasy draft at this point in time.
There will be questions on any of these picks but we are talking about players being available in the right spots. This starting roster will have ten players on it with a QB, 3 WR, 2 RB, TE, Flex, K, Defense. Here would be my perfect fantasy draft right now using the No. 2 pick as the basis of this.
Round 1- LeSean McCoy, RB- This would be a great way to start the draft with someone who had 1,607 rushing yards last season and added 52 receptions. He is going to get a lot of attention in the Philadelphia offense and should match his numbers in 2014.
Round 2- Jimmy Graham, TE- Graham had 86 catches for 1,215 yards and 16 touchdowns last season. He is likely going to be gone by this pick but if he is still there late in round two, I’m taking him. The problems between him and the Saints shouldn’t affect his production that way.
Round 3- Demaryius Thomas, WR- The No. 1 option in a Peyton Manning offense is always a great player to have. Thomas had 92 catches for 1,430 yards and 14 touchdowns last season and with no Eric Decker around in 2014, he could have 100-110 catches. He is a No. 1 WR without any doubt.
Round 4- Ben Tate, RB- There is always those rolls of the dice for the second running back. I’m taking my chances on Tate, who ran for 771 yards last year in Houston. He is the starter for the Browns and depending on who Cleveland has at quarterback, Tate could easily pass 1,200 yards rushing.
Round 5- Nick Foles, QB- Foles gets the boost from the trade to acquire Darren Sproles. Also, there is the potential for double the points having McCoy on the roster as well in the passing game for PPR leagues. He threw for 2,891 yards and 27 touchdowns last season with just two interceptions.
Round 6- Golden Tate, WR- Tate had nearly 900 receiving yards last season in an offense in Seattle that featured the running game a lot. He moves to Detroit where he is going to see the ball a lot opposite Calvin Johnson. I like that idea out of my No. 2 receiver.
Round 7- Maurice Jones-Drew, RB- This is an interesting pick because as of this writing, Jones-Drew doesn’t have a team. He could easily become a 1,000-yard rusher again depending on the situation but for now, he slides into the flex spot for my team.
Round 8- James Jones, WR- Jones signed with the Raiders recently and turns into a great fantasy option as a No. 3 receiver. He had 59 catches for the Packers last season and there would be no one shocked if he had 75-80 this coming season with whoever Oakland has playing quarterback.
Round 9- Seattle Defense- I am of the opinion that you don’t take defenses or kickers until the final two rounds so it is likely the Seahawks will be off the board by here. With a defensive unit that is as dominant as Seattle however, you want them on your team if possible.
Round 10- Matt Prater, K- Prater is one of the most accurate kickers out there making 25-of-26 last season including the NFL record 64-yarder. He also has the potential to bring extra points for all those long kicks as well.