Heat Waved Fantasy Football Draft Follow-Up

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No. 10 Pick: Brendan Kennealy

Q. Why did you choose Antonio Brown with the 10th overall pick?

A. In a PPR league it is huge to have the guys with big reception numbers on your team and I was very surprised that Brown, who is listed as the top WR option based off of ESPN rankings, was still there at 10th overall. I had to grab him there after his 129 reception season last year. Especially with Le’Veon Bell missing the first two games the Steelers will rely on their passing game heavily.

Q. Why did you choose wide receivers with each of your first three picks?

A. Aside from Brown, I believe that Dez Bryant will have a terrific year in the Cowboys offense this year with DeMarco Murray out of the picture. The Cowboys will bank on their passing game a whole lot more than last year and Bryant is the No. 1 red zone target for them. Alshon Jeffery was the best player, in my opinion, on the board at 30th overall. With Brandon Marshall with the New York Jets now, Jeffery is the No. 1 target in the Bears offense. Having three studs at the same position allows me the flexibility to move one of them potentially to upgrade at a different position.

Q. What grade would you give your draft and why?

A. I would give my draft a C. I feel like my trio of wide receivers is solid, but I feel like I took the Seattle defense far too early, my running back corps are a tad weak, and my quarterback depth was lacking out of the draft. Since the draft I moved Giovani Bernard for Matthew Stafford, who will start for me the first five weeks of the season while Tom Brady serves his suspension, and Bishop Sankey (solely for team name purposes.