FFN Experts League Draft Results

Sunday, Aug 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm ET

Just wrapped up the draft for the FFN Experts League. 11 of the leading fantasy industry experts plus yours truly have come together to battle it out this season for charity. Each expert has chosen a charity to play for and Fantasy Football Nerd will make a cash donation to the winner's charity of choice. I think that makes it a little more interesting and it makes me feel good knowing that even if I lose, someone far more important than me will still win.

I have to admit that I feel a little like Ron Wolf when I look at the outstanding talent that I was able to draft for this league. The league participants are as diverse as they are talented. The participants and their charities are below. Visit the experts page on FFN to learn more about them and their charities.

Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer - CBSSports.com

Playing for CBS Interactive 2011 Light the Night -The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Kay Adams, Host - Livin' the Fantasy on Sirius XM Radio

Playing for The National Cervical Cancer Coalition

Hal Spivack - Director of Product Development and Marketing at Fleaflicker

Playing for St. Jude Children's Research

Sara Holliday - The Fantasy Football Librarian

Playing for the Humane Society

Melissa Jacobs - Managing Editor, TheFootballGirl.com

Playing for Susan G Komen for the Cure

Greg Kellogg - Host, Kellogg's Komments - A Fantasy Sharks Production

Playing for the Wounded Warrior Project

Allie Fontana - Managing Editor, Bruno Boys

Playing for USA Football

Steve Schwarz - Fantasy Editor, The Sports Network

Playing for Susan G Komen for the Cure

Pat Leonard - Online Sports Editor, New York Daily News

Playing for The Children's Aid Society in New York

Jordan Zucker - Founder and Owner of Girls Guide: Sports

Playing for Bideawee

James Alder - About.com Guide to Football

Playing for American Diabetes Association

Yours truly rounds out the last spot and I'm proud to be playing for Stand Up 2 Cancer.

While there was no clock enforcement on this draft, I have to admit that it was one of the fastest drafts I've ever participated in. There is no question that these folks know their stuff and they were queued up with their picks.

There was one snag though. Listen up fellow commissioners. Rule #1: Make sure that everyone knows the rules and scoring. This isn't my first time as commish and even I make assumptions. As my regular readers know, I like to do things differently. With a group like this, I didn't want to have just another standard league, so the league is PPR with 5 bonus points for throwing 300+ yards and 5 bonus points for 100+ yards rushing or receiving. The flex position can be QB, RB, WR, or TE. With this group of experts I assumed that everyone would review the league rules prior to going into the draft. As expected, they did, but nowhere on the league site does it list QB as a flex position. In fact, I have searched the CBS league site everywhere and even I cannot find the flex breakdown. For those who were early to the draft, it was discussed in the chat room, but not everyone knew about it. That does not bode well. Having a QB as a flex option certainly impacts your draft strategy. Fortunately, this group is good enough that they could adapt and change their strategy.

Once the draft was underway, the picks were flying. Pat from the New York Daily News grabbed Ray Rice with the first pick setting off a round of angry chants from the rest of us hoping to lay claim to him. Think about that for a second and then think about that again when you are in your drafts. While that left Arian Foster on the board for me to take, I would have gladly taken Ray Rice. Pat didn't hesitate and that lack of hesitation speaks volumes for our collective expectation on Rice this year.

The draft results are as follows:

Round 1
1NY Daily NewsRice, Ray RB BAL
2Fantasy Football LibrarianPeterson, Adrian RB MIN
3Fantasy Football NerdFoster, Arian RB HOU
4Girls Guide to SportsMcCoy, LeSean RB PHI
5The Sports NetworkCharles, Jamaal RB KC
6About.comJohnson, Chris RB TEN
7Bruno BoysJohnson, Andre WR HOU
8Sirius XM RadioWhite, Roddy WR ATL
9Fantasy SharksMcFadden, Darren RB OAK
10The Football GirlForte, Matt RB CHI
11CBS SportsFitzgerald, Larry WR ARI
12FleaflickerJones-Drew, Maurice RB JAC
Round 2
1FleaflickerVick, Michael QB PHI
2CBS SportsJohnson, Calvin WR DET
3The Football GirlGore, Frank RB SF
4Fantasy SharksBest, Jahvid RB DET
5Sirius XM RadioMendenhall, Rashard RB PIT
6Bruno BoysJackson, Steven RB STL
7About.comRodgers, Aaron QB GB
8The Sports NetworkNicks, Hakeem WR NYG
9Girls Guide to SportsBradshaw, Ahmad RB NYG
10Fantasy Football NerdTurner, Michael RB ATL
11Fantasy Football LibrarianJennings, Greg WR GB
12NY Daily NewsBrady, Tom QB NE
Round 3
1NY Daily NewsAustin, Miles WR DAL
2Fantasy Football LibrarianWallace, Mike WR PIT
3Fantasy Football NerdBrees, Drew QB NO
4Girls Guide to SportsMarshall, Brandon WR MIA
5The Sports NetworkRivers, Philip QB SD
6About.comHillis, Peyton RB CLE
7Bruno BoysRomo, Tony QB DAL
8Sirius XM RadioGreene, Shonn RB NYJ
9Fantasy SharksRoethlisberger, Ben QB PIT
10The Football GirlJackson, Vincent WR SD
11CBS SportsMoreno, Knowshon RB DEN
12FleaflickerJackson, DeSean WR PHI
Round 4
1FleaflickerBowe, Dwayne WR KC
2CBS SportsManning, Peyton QB IND
3The Football GirlRyan, Matt QB ATL
4Fantasy SharksGates, Antonio TE SD
5Sirius XM RadioWelker, Wes WR NE
6Bruno BoysManningham, Mario WR NYG
7About.comWayne, Reggie WR IND
8The Sports NetworkBlount, LeGarrette RB TB
9Girls Guide to SportsColston, Marques WR NO
10Fantasy Football NerdWilliams, Mike WR TB
11Fantasy Football LibrarianJones, Felix RB DAL
12NY Daily NewsJohnson, Steve WR BUF
Round 5
1NY Daily NewsBush, Reggie RB MIA
2Fantasy Football LibrarianSchaub, Matt QB HOU
3Fantasy Football NerdWilliams, DeAngelo RB CAR
4Girls Guide to SportsHolmes, Santonio WR NYJ
5The Sports NetworkLloyd, Brandon WR DEN
6About.comFinley, Jermichael TE GB
7Bruno BoysMathews, Ryan RB SD
8Sirius XM RadioStafford, Matthew QB DET
9Fantasy SharksBoldin, Anquan WR BAL
10The Football GirlOchocinco, Chad WR NE
11CBS SportsBenson, Cedric RB CIN
12FleaflickerWells, Beanie RB ARI
Round 6
1FleaflickerBryant, Dez WR DAL
2CBS SportsWitten, Jason TE DAL
3The Football GirlClark, Dallas TE IND
4Fantasy SharksGrant, Ryan RB GB
5Sirius XM RadioDavis, Vernon TE SF
6Bruno BoysMaclin, Jeremy WR PHI
7About.comFreeman, Josh QB TB
8The Sports NetworkManning, Eli QB NYG
9Girls Guide to SportsBradford, Sam QB STL
10Fantasy Football NerdFlacco, Joe QB BAL
11Fantasy Football LibrarianCollie, Austin WR IND
12NY Daily NewsAmendola, Danny WR STL
Round 7
1NY Daily NewsIngram, Mark RB NO
2Fantasy Football LibrarianOrton, Kyle QB DEN
3Fantasy Football NerdGarcon, Pierre WR IND
4Girls Guide to SportsThomas, Daniel RB MIA
5The Sports NetworkHarvin, Percy WR MIN
6About.comJackson, Fred RB BUF
7Bruno BoysCutler, Jay QB CHI
8Sirius XM RadioBritt, Kenny WR TEN
9Fantasy SharksCassel, Matt QB KC
10The Football GirlKolb, Kevin QB ARI
11CBS SportsMcCoy, Colt QB CLE
12FleaflickerMcNabb, Donovan QB MIN
Round 8
1FleaflickerMoss, Santana WR WAS
2CBS SportsGreen-Ellis, BenJarvus RB NE
3The Football GirlWard, Hines WR PIT
4Fantasy SharksThomas, Mike WR JAC
5Sirius XM RadioLynch, Marshawn RB SEA
6Bruno BoysTolbert, Mike RB SD
7About.comPackers DST
8The Sports NetworkDaniels, Owen TE HOU
9Girls Guide to SportsSanchez, Mark QB NYJ
10Fantasy Football NerdRice, Sidney WR SEA
11Fantasy Football LibrarianSmith, Steve WR CAR
12NY Daily NewsWilliams, Roy WR CHI
Round 9
1NY Daily NewsGraham, Jimmy TE NO
2Fantasy Football LibrarianJacobs, Brandon RB NYG
3Fantasy Football NerdWinslow, Kellen TE TB
4Girls Guide to SportsSteelers DST
5The Sports NetworkFloyd, Malcom WR SD
6About.comEagles DST
7Bruno BoysThomas, Pierre RB NO
8Sirius XM RadioBess, Davone WR MIA
9Fantasy SharksGrossman, Rex QB WAS
10The Football GirlBears DST
11CBS SportsAddai, Joseph RB IND
12FleaflickerPettigrew, Brandon TE DET
Round 10
1FleaflickerHightower, Tim RB WAS
2CBS SportsMoore, Lance WR NO
3The Football GirlBurress, Plaxico WR NYJ
4Fantasy SharksJones, Julio WR ATL
5Sirius XM RadioHelu, Roy RB WAS
6Bruno BoysGronkowski, Rob TE NE
7About.comEvans, Lee WR BAL
8The Sports NetworkSpiller, C.J. RB BUF
9Girls Guide to SportsGonzalez, Tony TE ATL
10Fantasy Football NerdEdwards, Braylon WR SF
11Fantasy Football LibrarianLewis, Marcedes TE JAC
12NY Daily NewsJets DST
Round 11
1NY Daily NewsFitzpatrick, Ryan QB BUF
2Fantasy Football LibrarianStewart, Jonathan RB CAR
3Fantasy Football NerdMiller, Zach TE SEA
4Girls Guide to SportsBrown, Ronnie RB PHI
5The Sports NetworkGreen, A.J. WR CIN
6About.comNewton, Cam QB CAR
7Bruno BoysMeachem, Robert WR NO
8Sirius XM RadioCampbell, Jason QB OAK
9Fantasy SharksRidley, Stevan RB NE
10The Football GirlWoodhead, Danny RB NE
11CBS SportsBush, Michael RB OAK
12FleaflickerTomlinson, LaDainian RB NYJ
Round 12
1FleaflickerJennings, Rashad RB JAC
2CBS SportsMcGahee, Willis RB DEN
3The Football GirlBurleson, Nate WR DET
4Fantasy SharksLittle, Greg WR CLE
5Sirius XM RadioKnox, Johnny WR CHI
6Bruno BoysSimpson, Jerome WR CIN
7About.comGiants DST
8The Sports NetworkCelek, Brent TE PHI
9Girls Guide to SportsNelson, Jordy WR GB
10Fantasy Football NerdBranch, Deion WR NE
11Fantasy Football LibrarianPatriots DST
12NY Daily NewsBreaston, Steve WR KC
Round 13
1NY Daily NewsSproles, Darren RB NO
2Fantasy Football LibrarianStarks, James RB GB
3Fantasy Football NerdCowboys DST
4Girls Guide to SportsCrabtree, Michael WR SF
5The Sports NetworkRavens DST
6About.comJones, James WR GB
7Bruno BoysMurray, DeMarco RB DAL
8Sirius XM RadioSnelling, Jason RB ATL
9Fantasy SharksLions DST
10The Football GirlKeller, Dustin TE NYJ
11CBS SportsOlsen, Greg TE CAR
12FleaflickerBarber, Marion RB CHI
Round 14
1FleaflickerChargers DST
2CBS SportsSaints DST
3The Football GirlJones, Jacoby WR HOU
4Fantasy SharksRinger, Javon RB TEN
5Sirius XM RadioRams DST
6Bruno BoysFalcons DST
7About.comBryant, Matt K ATL
8The Sports NetworkJones, Thomas RB KC
9Girls Guide to SportsRodgers, Jacquizz RB ATL
10Fantasy Football NerdTorain, Ryan RB WAS
11Fantasy Football LibrarianAvery, Donnie WR STL
12NY Daily NewsBrown, Josh K STL
Round 15
1NY Daily NewsHeap, Todd TE ARI
2Fantasy Football LibrarianCrosby, Mason K GB
3Fantasy Football NerdGostkowski, Stephen K NE
4Girls Guide to SportsBironas, Rob K TEN
5The Sports NetworkJanikowski, Sebastian K OAK
6About.comHester, Devin WR CHI
7Bruno BoysRackers, Neil K HOU
8Sirius XM RadioKaeding, Nate K SD
9Fantasy SharksHartley, Garrett K NO
10The Football GirlVinatieri, Adam K IND
11CBS Sports*Buehler, David K DAL
12FleaflickerScobee, Josh K JAC

Be sure to follow along this season and cheer on your favorite expert (wink, wink - that's me btw)!!

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mrock CommentedAug 21, 2011 11:00 am

That is a great bunch of people. I like that you guys are all playing for a charity. That is really neat.

You have me thinking about Ray Rice now.

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