Those of you following along either on Twitter or the Google doc know that The Dynasty Guru Experts League draft has been moving along very quickly–we’re through more than 30 rounds in under two weeks. This is a testament to the writers involved, who have all made a dedicated effort to push this thing forward despite having plenty of obligations to be concerned with. But despite the speed of the draft, I’m continuing with my plan for writing this up–as you know, I like to stick to plans unless forced otherwise–and tackling my first ten picks of the draft today.
The biggest reason to break the draft out like this is that I divided it up mentally based on what I set out to do. In the first ten rounds, I set out with two goals and two goals only: 1) Get the best value possible with each pick, and 2) Grab one high-profile prospect, if possible, but don’t reach for him. You’ll notice I didn’t set out with a competitive goal, as I wanted to see how the draft would shake out before committing to one approach over another. In the end, I felt like I accomplished both goals I set out, but ended up with a very different team than I thought I might. Just for reference sake, I put each player’s ranking on the Dynasty 500 next to his name–even though the rankings aren’t meant for such a deep league, it’s still a good approximation of value.
And now, Team TDG Overlord: