THE VOYAGERS ROSTER (Current as of 03/29)
If I were to pick one guy that studies the game as much or more than myself it's Scott. I knew listening to him going into our Start Up Draft that he was going to be someone to watch as the years pass. Looking at his team, it's obvious that he makes the big differentiation between Dynasty and ReDraft that some other owners still haven't grasped. He keeps his team very young for the most part. The few aging players on his team were acquired when he looked like he wanted to make a run last year. It obviously didn't pan out but I don't blame him for giving it a real shot. He's in a strong position to not only move forward in season 3 but do it almost entirely through youth. A friend of mine tells me regularly that "if you can't envision a player on your team in 3 years, they shouldn't be on your team."
Scott has picks 1.04 2.04 3.04 4.04 5.04
Scott is the only person in our league that I have absolutely no idea where he'll draft. Under that premise, he'd be placed in a BPA situation. He was willing to shop his 1st pick until just recently and then pulled it. Rumour has it that he's shifted focus to adding an additional 1st round pick or high 2nd coming into the draft. Considering his style of management, that doesn't surprise me in the least.
The following players should not be moved short of both their core position being replaced with at least a lateral move PLUS another player or draft pick of quality
Scott's team has depth but not overflowing with superstars. I love his receiving corps at the present time. Fitzgerald is a fantasy machine. If he had a better QB, I'd have placed him in the same tier at Calvin Johnson. I had my doubts when Kevin Kolb came into the Cardinals system but Fitz hasn't lost a step. Scott acquired Kenny Britt from myself in a big trade earlier in the off season. Britt has had his share of issues both on and off field. However, when he's playing he's one of the most ridiculous players I've ever seen. It's very telling Scott was willing to move a RB1 to acquire a player who hasn't played a full season. However, if you look at Britt's production it's no surprise why he wanted him. Dez Bryant is a great WR2 for a 3rd receiver every week. I don't believe him to be the WR1 that others do. He hasn't broken 1000 yards or 10 TD's despite being the Cowboys apparent biggest weapon. I think his name value is worth more than his fantasy production.
Scott's Running Back situation isn't in bad shape but definitely needs re-tooling. The loss of Ryan Matthews means no RB1 on his roster. DeMarco Murray has the tools to be the next big thing in Dallas but he hasn't had a season without injury since high school (that's not a joke). If that's the case, he'll have a gaping hole in RB production sometime this year. Benson and Gore both have RB2 numbers but one is unemployed and the other is on his last legs. I would have liked Helu to step up as a fantasy RB2 but Royster stole some of his thunder at the end of the season and Washington looks poised to go through the air with RGIII about to be drafted.
I love Scott's Quarterback situation. Stafford is a monster as long as he's healthy. Last year was his first healthy year and he put up numbers just shy of Drew Brees territory both in yards and touchdowns while 10 years his junior. He should be a staple on Scott's team for years to come. Michael Vick has come back down to Earth after taking off. His passing numbers are actually QB2/QB3 territory. Where he excelled was his rushing yards in 2010. Note though, he had 9 rushing TD's in 2010 and 1 in 2011. Still, as a flex QB he's ideal for Scott's team.
As I said earlier, Scott needs to address his Running Back roster more than anything else. His QB & WR spots are good to go not only this year but for years to come. He'd do well to draft Lamar Miller or David Wilson 4th overall. However, I'd still look to trade down and pick up a utility back or package for a legit low RB1/high RB2. There are quite a few owners with the depth to spare and looking to move up in the draft for the right price.
Despite a poor finish last year, Scott's got the youth and talent on his roster to make legit runs for years to come. Just a small amount of adjustments is all that's left before sitting back to watch while everyone else scrambles to make moves yearly.