Inside Fantasy Sports

September 4, 2009 2:59 AM


Round 3

1. Marques Colston A Brush With...

2. Terrell Owens Ice King

3. Clinton Portis Dragon

4. Wes Welker Beware! TreeHasCrabs

5. Jason Witten The Dudes

6. T.J. Houshmandzadeh shark's in t...

7. Ryan Grant BunnyT69

8. Peyton Manning the problem

9. Kurt Warner World Watchers

10. Marshawn Lynch 8thstreetlatina

11. Tony Romo Feed to Suce...

12. Aaron Rodgers Troubanos

Wes Welker

Comments: With 1 RB (MJD) and 1 WR (White) selected, my mentality going into the 3rd round was to land the best value. I fully expect big things out of Colts QB Peyton Manning, but I couldn't take him with Patriots WR Wes Welker still around. I had some RBs and QBs I was excited about and comfortable with further down on the board and felt as though grabbing a reception-machine like Welker provided me with the most value in this spot. He proved last year that he was almost immune to injury to his quarterback, posting similar reception and yardage in 2008 as he did in 2007. His touchdown production declined, however, from 8 to 3 as the Patriots' offense wasn't as potent without Tom Brady at the helm. Brady's back and healthy now, so good things are in store for Welker (as long as he can get and keep himself healthy).
Interestingly, 4 QBs were taken in the latter portion of the round, taking the total number off the board to 6. I like the Manning and Rodgers picks, but I'm not as big on Romo and Warner there. While the brief QB run added a bit of pressure to snag one soon, it also made available some good values in the fourth round. Come back soon for the next three rounds.

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