RotoWire's First Staff League Analysis: Vegas League Draft

RotoWire's First Staff League Analysis: Vegas League Draft

This article is part of our 2010 Fantasy Football Draft Kit series.

During the recent Major League All-Star Break, a dozen RotoWire writers gathered over brunch at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel to make their selections for our annual "Vegas League," which is in fact played out for both pride and cash prizes, and not merely a mock draft.

The cast of characters was as follows, along with their primary RotoWire job descriptions.

1. Bernie Pleskoff (MLB Writer)
2. Kenn Ruby (MLB Writer)
3. Jeff Erickson (Senior Editor)
4. Shannon McKeown (Director of Ad Sales)
5. Tim McCaigue (Programmer)
6. Andre' Snellings (NBA Writer)
7. Dan Roemhild (Programmer)
8. Derek VanRiper (MLB Editor)/Tim Schuler (RotoWire C.O.O.)
9. Brian Fraze (NFL Writer)
10. Carson Cistulli (NBA Writer)
11. Peter Schoenke (RotoWire President)
12. Jason Brown (MLB Writer)

I normally participate in this league, but had to pass this year, due to a friend's wedding (congrats, Dino!), so I'll take the opportunity to provide a brief non-participant's impression of the draft (results posted below).

League Parameters: 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX (WR/RB/TE), 1 K, 1 Team D

Passing TD = 3 points

– No surprise with the top two picks and you can't argue with Jeff's decision to go with Ray Rice at No. 3, especially if you believe that the up-and-coming Ravens' back can sneak a couple more TDs in close this season, at the expense of Willis McGahee.

– This draft illustrates that those looking to ride the Rashard Mendenhall/Shonn Greene "upside express" trains,

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