I finally got to drafting my fantasy football team for the season. As I sat at the computer and studied stats from last season and evaluate the projected stats for this upcoming season, while also browsing some other things, ( If you’re looking to get in shape I suggest you try this exercise program ) I decided to wait on drafting a TE, seeing how Antonio Gates, Vernon Davis and Rob Gronkowski had been taken way ahead of their projected slot.
The Seahawks defense was one that I had to have, seeing that many people were going to be under-valuing them, I didn’t see that as an issue. The players in my league also got a little anxious with defenses and they began to come of the board rather quickly. Luckily I managed to nab the Hawks D somewhere in the 80′s or 90′s.
The prospect of Kellen Winslow Jr. being available toward the final round got me a little excited. Winslow has had some solid years and the Seahawks passing game should be improved. Defenses will likely focus on stopping Marshawn Lynch and this should open up some short to medium pays for him.
I took a flyer on Winslow with my last pick, rather than drafting a third QB, Andy Dalton, and was happy with how my overall draft turned out.
Once I shut the cover to my laptop, and I mean about two seconds later, I got the notification on my phone that the Seahawks had released Mr. Kellen Winslow Jr. for reasons unknown. It likely had to do with the salary and the fact the team has some solid options at the position. I couldn’t help but feeling that I had won a small battle during my draft, only to have lost the war.
Also, rather than bring back one of the recently released TE’s, the Hawks have signed TE Evan Moore, formerly of the Browns.
On Seahawks’ new tight end, Evan Moore es.pn/OLaz5G
— Mike Sando, ESPN.com (@espn_nfcwest) September 2, 2012
@sc_dougfarrar: Winslow move surprises for a number of reasons … I’d rather have Evan Moore. But yes, it was a surprise.
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) September 1, 2012