Official Money in the Banana Stand Draft Guide


There really isn’t an official guide, but at this point I’ve covered almost every angle for RotoViz. If you subscribe to RV, you’ll get my take on virtually every player for 2013 and have access to the great Apps besides.

Here are my most popular posts on the fledgling superpower.

1. Stevie Johnson, Cecil Shorts, and the 10 Most Undervalued Players

2. Trent Richardson, Chris Johnson, and Why RB-RB is Back

3. Ryan Mathews, Jacquizz Rodgers, and How to Lose a Fantasy League in 10 Picks

4. Trent Richardson Ranks No. 1 on Complete Projection of Top 20 Running Backs

5. Brandon Marshall Ranks No. 1 on Complete Projection of Top 40 Wide Receivers

6. Aaron Rodgers, Doug Martin, and the Eternal Sunshine of the Fantasy Mind

7. Colin Kaepernick, Tony Romo, and 12 Other Quarterbacks to Build Your Strategy Around

8. Stevan Ridley and Roddy White Highlight the All-Trap Team

9. Matt Ryan, A.J. Green and Why Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

10. Wes Welker, Kyle Rudolph, and the 10 Most Overvalued Players

Perusing those articles will give you rankings for QB, RB, and WR, strategy sessions on how to approach your draft, and undervalued players to target. Just as importantly, it will give you overvalued and trap players to avoid.

Or if you’re trying to decide whether to take Adrian Peterson No. 1 overall, whether Chris Johnson will bounce back, if Alfred Morris is the next Terrell Davis, when Joe Flacco or Ben Roethlisberger will morph from reality to fantasy threat, or, most importantly, what to do with David Wilson, the answers are all there.

More new Banana Stand content on the way soon. Have a great weekend everybody.

5 thoughts on “Official Money in the Banana Stand Draft Guide”

  1. Shawn –

    Great work on your site and Rotoviz! Loyal reader and subscriber. I wanted your early advice on how to approach my upcoming draft.

    I have the 11th (out of 12 picks; snake draft), and we can keep two players but have to give up draft spot compensation. Here are my options:

    *keep Arian Foster – costs me my 1st rounder (1.11) and it’s the last year I can keep him. Probably makes most sense, but worried about nagging injuries (I know the same goes for ANY player)
    *keep David Wilson – costs me a 5th rounder
    *keep RG3 – costs me a 6th rounder
    *keep Bryce Brown – costs me a 12th rounder

    I am tempted to keep Wilson and Brown. I would plan on going RB-RB with my 1st and 2nd round picks (D. Murray, Forte, CJ, then load up on WRs.)

    Let me know which two guys (or just one) you’d keep based on the above.

    Many thanks!

    1. I’d definitely keep Wilson as you suggest. The other pick is a lot more difficult. I like QBs a little more in keeper formats than redraft formats and love RG3, so I think he’s in play.

      The gutsy thing to do would be to keep Brown. I’m not sure the value of Arian Foster is worth much more than the No. 11 pick anyway, so by keeping him you end up essentially losing a keeper. Brown is a swing for the fences pick. He’s worth a 7/8 pick in redraft formats, so you’re getting an extra four rounds of value by keeping him.

  2. Got any thoughts on Chris Polk? Rotoworld seems to have decided that Bryce Brown is “far more talented,” but I’m not convinced. They both have crap agility scores… I see a bunch of different 40 times for Polk, including as fast as 4.45 at his pro day (vs a 4.49 pro day time from Brown). If I remember correctly, Polk was thought highly of before his shoulder injury knocked him off draft boards. Brown being too raw and uncoachable seems to sync up with what would have been the knock on him out of college, so there’s reason to worry he might not pan out.

    1. I like both guys but Polk will be a lot cheaper to acquire. I think it’s easy to overrate how much we know about players. Ben Tate is a lot more physically gifted than Arian Foster, but that doesn’t make him the more valuable player in Houston.

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