The pressure is growing as owners start regretting they waited too long to grab that second RB or WR1.
RECAP: ROUND 1 | ROUND 2 | ROUND 3
Here's Round 4:
31. FISCHER - T.J. Houshmandzadeh - CIN
32. WETZEL - Steve Smith - CAR
33. SIMON - Torry Holt - STL
34. SIMS - Chad Johnson - CIN
35. MURDICO - Darren McFadden - OAK
36. DINSMORE - Plaxico Burress - NYG
37. BOLTON - Brandon Marshall - DEN
38. HUMBERT - Drew Brees - NO
39. CLASGENS - Carson Palmer - CIN
40. PREUTH - Donovan McNabb - PHI
My Pick: I really wanted to add a stud WR to compliment Braylon Edwards, but with a couple of them that I still like on the board I opted to go QB with Palmer being my guy. At No. 39 overall he's far from a steal, but I do expect the Bengals' running game to help him out this year keeping his INT-count down and if Chad Johnson shuts up and plays, Palmer is still hands down a top 5 fantasy QB. I like him much better than McNabb or anybody else is on the board. I figured Palmer would not see it back to me, but guessed that at least one of the other wideouts I was looking at would.
Biggest Reach: I am tempted to list Darren McFadden here because I don't like him in Oakland. However, the reality is this is his true value as many will take him at this point of the draft, if not earlier based on hype alone. The bad pick here once again belongs to Mr. Preuth. Donovan McNabb would likely of slipped another 20 spots in this draft and even if he didn't there are a handful of other similar options. He's coming off another season in which he failed to play in all 16 games and his numbers suggest he's clearly on the decline.
Final Take: Have a plan of action going into a draft. It is important to break each position down in to tiers and know what players will go where. That is how you know when is the right time to pull the trigger. In a fantasy draft it is important to be the one to start the runs, not end them. Overall, the Round was rather uneventful. It did once again provide evidence for my argument of getting your RB2 early on though. I was amazed to see three QB's come off the board in this round.