Fantasy Football: What If Megatron Was One Of Us? (Calvin Johnson Mock Draft)
Fantasy Football: What If Megatron Was One Of Us
BEAST DOME NATION.
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In this article I will take a look at MEGATRON aka Calvin Johnson. He is definitely worth a 1st round pick in all fantasy leagues as he is in a league of his own with his body, size, speed, and QB throwing him the ball. I believe he is worth the #5 pick in all Fantasy Football leagues in this order.
1. Tom Brady
2. Aaron Rodgers
3. Arian Foster
4. Lesean Mccoy
5. CALVIN JOHNSON
With getting a stud WR like Megatron, you have the potential to get around 20 TDs from your WR. That alone is a very special thing, and that is why he goes ahead of Drew Brees, Ray Rice, Chris Johnson, and everyone else.
If you can get Calvin Johnson in the 1st round, try to get Matt Stafford in the 2nd round, and Brandon Pettigrew later on. Brandon should have a huge season as the clear cut #2 passing option on the Lions. Do not forget about Jason Hanson when it comes time to kicker.
Here is a 12 Team Mock Draft where I have the #5 Pick. One QB, Two RBs, Two WRs, One Flex, One TE, K, D. Bench.
* It is important to target good RBs with this strategy. Read this RB Strategy guide to help up.
1.5. – WR CALVIN JOHNSON
2.20 – QB MATT STAFFORD
3.29 – WR BRANDON MARSHALL
4.44 – RB REGGIE BUSH
5.53 – RB WILLIS MCGAHEE
6.68 – TE BRANDON PETTIGREW
7.77 – WR PIERRE GARCON
8.92 – RB CEDRIC BENSON
9.101 – RB BEN TATE
10.116 – WR NATE WASHINGTON
11.125 – QB ANDREW LUCK
12. 140 – RB JACQUIZZ RODGERS
13. 149 – TE GREG OLSEN
14. 164 – K JASON HANSON
15.173 – D/ST VIKINGS
QB: MATT STAFFORD (Projected Points/Week: 26)
RB: REGGIE BUSH (Projected Points/Week: 12)
RB: WILLIS MCGAHEE (Projected Points/Week: 11)
WR: CALVIN JOHNSON (Projected Points/Week: 18)
WR: BRANDON MARSHALL (Projected Points/Week: 15)
TE: BRANDON PETTIGREW (Projected Points/Week: 9)
FLEX: PIERRE GARCON/CEDRIC BENSON (Projected Points/Week: 9)
K: JASON HANSON (Projected Points/Week: 8)
D/ST: VIKINGS/WAIVER WIRE DEFENSE (Projected Points/Week: 8)
PROJECTED TOTAL/WEEK: 116
BENCH: ANDREW LUCK
BENCH: BEN TATE
BENCH: JACQUIZZ RODGERS
BENCH: NATE WASHINGTON
BENCH: GREG OLSEN
This team has the potential for some monster weeks. Especially if Stafford throws for 400 Yards and 4 TDs. That is 32 Points right there. You have to imagine Megatron has 100+ Yards and 2 TDs in those type of games, that is another 22 Points. Brandon Pettigrew should sneak in there for 80 Yards and a TD, another 14 Points.
Those three alone will give you a total 68 Points, and Hanson will add whatever to that total giving you over 70 Points between 4 players. If Brandon Marshall has a huge game, or any of my RBs or Flex options. We are looking at a historic week. This is a solid strategy to use going into any draft. Do not be afraid to take Megatron in round 1, but make sure to get Stafford and Pettigrew later on in your draft. Of course draft Hanson if that is the case as well.
This article is a big help. Thanks. I’ve noticed in pretty much all mock drafts that people are reaching for Stafford and I haven’t been able to grab him in the mid-second round. Would it be a solid strategy after taking CJ to target Roddy White and/or Julio Jones to bolster the receiver position, then aim for Ryan at QB in the 6th? Or, would you look for a RB in the second?
I like that strategy a lot.
You can also aim for Victor Cruz who should stand for a huge season with no Mario Mannigham, and working one on one with Eli Manning nearly all of training camp. Then later on you can grab Ryan and you would esentially own.
Eli Manning/Matt Stafford, but really own Matt Ryan.
The reason I say own Stafford and Eli, is because if Cruz and Megatron have bad seasons, that means Eli and Stafford will have bad seasons.
By owning Ryan you have insurance in both players.
That is why I really like Tom Brady, he has so many weapons this season that there really is nobody you HAVE to draft. But Brady will have at least three of his guys have monster weeks nearly every week. Sometimes more, sometimes less.
Hope this all makes sense.
Let me know if any other questions come up.
I just wrapped the first of my drafts and that strategy played out well. Calvin Johnson fell to me at 7th and I was able to grab Roddy White and Darren McFadden in the second an third respectively. I had a chance to take Isaac Redman in the 9th, but I reached for Benson instead. It’s the only thing I’m a little shaky about given that, in hindsight, Benson probably would have been there in six picks. Thoughts? Here’s the full break down:
Rnd. 1 – Calvin Johnson
Rnd. 2 – Roddy White
Rnd. 3 – Darren McFadden
Rnd. 4 – Victor Cruz
Rnd. 5 – Willis McGahee
Rnd. 6 – Steve Johnson
Rnd. 7 – Matt Ryan
Rnd. 8 – Doug Martin
Rnd. 9 – Cedric Benson
Rnd. 10 – Malcolm Floyd
Rnd. 11 – Brandon Pettigrew
Rnd. 12 – Josh Freeman
Rnd. 13 – Owen Daniels
Rnd. 14 – Matt Bryant
Rnd. 15 – Lions D/ST
Rnd. 16 – Jacquizz Rogers
Just wrapped up two drafts back to back! here’s who I got:
Draft #1 11th Pick
QB Matt Ryan
QB Matt Flynn
RB Steven Jackson
RB Willis McGahee
RB Jacquizz Rodgers
RB Cedric Benson
WR Julio Jones
WR Pierre Garcon
WR Nate Washington
WR Brandon LaFell
TE Greg Olsen
K Matt Bryant
K J Hanson
Draft #2 10th Pick
QB P Manning
RB Fred Jackson
RB Willis McGahee
RB Jacquizz Rodgers
RB Mark Ingram
WR M Colston
WR Brandon Lloyd
WR Nate Washington
TE O Daniels
This team is amazing. Beyond amazing.
Good move getting Benson instead of Redman. Mendenhall may be back by October.
This team has championship written all over it, rounds 3-4 were complete steals. Same with Rounds7-11.
Nice job getting Bryant with Ryan. This team is going the distance.
Of course my favorite pick was JacQuizz in the 16th round.
Nothing to criticize here, especially when Pettigrew plays out to the next big thing at TE.
Welcome to BEAST DOME eye of the Tiger.
Very solid, you do lack a bit at WR#2 slot. Garcon and Washington should be fine, I just hope they are consistent enough for your sake to be starting every week. Look for them to rotate in your lineup. Your RB’s are elite. I love the Julio Jones Matt Ryan combo with Matt Bryant. TE’s ARE BEASTS!!!
If that is Calvin Johnson/Matt Stafford/Pettigrew combo the combo you got. I like your chances, nice job adding Hanson. I like your RBs, Ingram is nothing to brag about. He will be very inconsistent. Colston, Lloyd are elite WR#2 options, again great job with the TEs.
Both teams should make the playoffs, be on top of my material and a championship is in the future.
Good luck and look forward to chatting with you more.
Thanks for the encouragement Muntradamus. I’m looking forward to your sage advice this season and bringing this title home. I just realized in recapping the draft in full that I could have drafted Colston in the 6th round instead of Stevie Johnson (my league is ridicuous). We are voting on adding a second flex spot in our league and Colston in that spot would have been lights out! I’m not sure how I missed it. I still think Stevie is capable of a 1050 yard 7-8 TD season though so I’m still stoked on the team. Plus, I’m loving the thought of Doug Martin as the second flex. Thanks again for the advice so far. Cheers!
I have the 4th pick, 12 team league. It looks like I will have either Brady, Rodgers or Brees fall to me. Hoping I get Brady, should I follow that up with WR-RB?
Depends who is around. If you can get a superstar WR, I would likely go with the superstar WR. Unless one of the top RBs before MJD fall to you such as McFadden (not likely). Get your advantages where you can. Also DeMarcco Murray would be a great steal if he came back to you. Lynch in the 3rd round or Steven Jackson will give you a solid #1 RB if you go WR in round 2.