Really? granted things change dramatically during the timing of our draft, but there was no way Foster was a #1 pick this year (he was losing feeling in his legs during training camp and didn't participate most of it) and Rice...don't get me started as to why he wasn't going in the first round.
Lynch, Charles and AP were the only true #1's based on the lack of time share/ situational play and good OL.
It's rounds 4+ that I got wrong.
I call BS on some of this.
There's no way you could know that Rice would regress this badly...even if regression was planned for, he's gone completely down the tubes in the most unexpected way possible (possibly due to an in-season injury). He should have been getting good passing down work even if his running regressed. Coming into the season, he was still a 1st round pick based on at least on reputation, volume, and the dearth of other options available.
And based on the keeper list, I could argue that LeSean McCoy was a possible #1 overall. He was projected for a massive bump in workload.
That said...two weeks till playoff time, and we have, essentially, 8 teams for 6 slots. In the interesting column for the season's end:
-VALUE clinches playoffs and bye with one win in the next two (Masked, Manta).
-Dynamo essentially clinches playoffs and a bye with a win vs Manta, since his scoring has him winning all ties at this point unless Iced Z outscores him by 70 over the next two weeks (or Value outscores him by 20 over the same two weeks, though that tiebreaker is only significant if Value loses twice and Dynamo loses once and wins once).
-Iced Z and Wack MCs are the scoring leaders of the pack of 6-5's, so the loser of that battle in Week 12 will still have a significant playoff advantage going into Week 13 and the winner is all but assured a playoff spot unless either team goes into the scoring toilet.
-If MantaRavens makes the playoffs, they'll have earned it, going through both Dynamo and Value in consecutive weeks. Wack MC's also has to go through Dynamo and Iced Z, not an easy schedule.
-Conversely, DR has the easiest schedule by opponents' record (Swamps and West Side), although...
-Swamps, who is second in the league in scoring, could prove to be a significant spoiler vs either DR or Crack o' 10.