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FAQ
Madden 2006 Fantasy Draft Guide 

Table of contents Introduction .................................................................
..............................1.1
Requirements .................................................................
............................1.2
Philosophy ...................................................................
...............................1.3
Each Position
Explained ....................................................................
.....1.4
Draft
Templates ....................................................................
....................1.5
Draft
Notes ........................................................................
.........................1.6
Drafts for Different
Styles .......................................................................
.1.7

[1.1] Introduction
In franchise mode you can do one of two things. You can either decide to do
the Fantasy Draft or to play with the rosters as they are. If you choose to do the Fantasy Draft then be sure you are patient, because the draft goes in
a snaking order, from 1st to 32nd, then 32nd to 1st. Getting the 1st pick in
the draft isn't always good, you'll need to wait 62 picks until you can
select your 2nd player. Advantages of having the 1st or 32nd pick, is that
you get to pick two players together and not worry about not being able to
get a certain player you want. You will also probably get to select the best
players such as Peyton Manning or LT. If you get to pick 16th in the round,
you will always pick 16th. If you decided to do a fantasy draft, here is what
you need to know.

[1.2] Requirements
The Draft is 49 rounds long.
One down side is that you have to meet special requirements when you do a
fantasy draft. At the beginning you have 0 players and you need to fill 47
positions. One good thing is that you can't complain about not having depth
in each position. You will also need to draft well because every GOOD player
will be drafted. The remaining players will be left in the free agent pool.
However these players will probably be below your 2nd string Overall wise.
Every pick is crucial. These are the minimum requirements for a full playable
team.
[3] Quarterbacks
[3] Halfbacks (Running Backs)
[1] Fullback
[4] Wide Receivers
[2] Tight Ends
[4] Offensive Tackles
[4] Offensive Guards
[2] Centres
[4] Defensive Ends
[3] Defensive Tackles (Nose Tackles for 3-4 players)
[4] Outside Linebackers
[2] Middle Linebackers
[4] Cornerbacks
[2] Free Safeties
[2] Strong Safeties
[1] Kicker
[1] Punter

[1.3] Philosophy
This is the real reason of the FAQ. This is where people can't decide what
players to draft, or why to draft them. This is where you find a reasonable
order to draft positions.

Here are the different styles of play that a team could use, I will give you
a draft template of each, after I get done explaining all of them.

a) Balanced - These people have the best OVERALL team. They are the ones that
are about 15th or so in the league in all categories. It means you spread the
ball, run the ball, and have solid defense. You should switch drafting orders
from offense to defense.

b) Ground Pound/Rushing Specialist - This is a player who runs 3/4 of the
game and likes controlling the clock. You will draft a Pro-Bowl o-line and a
workhorse for a running back.

c) Aerial Assault/High Octane Offense - These players are usually players
that have "shoot-outs" or high scoring games. You rarely run the ball, unless
your winning and you're just milking the clock. For you, you're going to
draft a slow pass-blocking o-line, with a superstar quarterback and an all-
madden type receiving core.

d) Scrambling Quarterback - It's just what is sounds like. With a mobile
quarterback, a fast o-line and a fast little running back, you run the ball a
lot. But not like ground pound. You scramble with your quarterback, using
sweeps. This offense if very similar to the Atlanta Falcon one. You will want
to draft a young o-line with a mobile QB.

e) No-Huddle Offense - You're more like a Peyton Manning type player. You run
a lot of hot routes and audibles. You like to keep one defense out on the
field and pick them apart. You want to draft Peyton Manning.

f) Aggressive Defense - You love to blitz. You love to pick off the ball,
and "Go big or go home". You will mostly be drafting defensive players for
the first 8 or so rounds.

g) Zone Defense - You like to sit back and wait for the Quarterback to make
some mistakes. You will be drafting a more even type draft.

[1.4] Each Position Explained
Quarterback [THP, THA, AWR] - The head honcho. The leader of the offense. He
makes the calls, gets the glory, and takes the fall. He is the definition of
your team. With the new "vision cone" in 06, you might want to draft a good
QB early.

Half/Running Back [SPD, BTK, ACC, CAR] - The difference maker in most games.
He is the threat to break a big one every time.

Fullback [RBK, PBK] - The "big bruiser" of the team. He is your halfback's
best blocker. There are only a few elite fullbacks out there, so get yours
now.

Wide Receivers [SPD, CTH, ACC, JMP] - The X factor to every offense. They
could all be unseen or break one tackle and start dancin' in the end-zone
every time. You almost always want at least one big name here.

Tight End [CTH, RBK, PBK, SPD] - A big receiver who can block or a blocker
who can catch. Either way you put it, they are almost always open. You want
one faster than the MLB's in the league, because that is who is usually
guarding them.

Offensive Tackles/Guards & Centers [RBK, PBK, STR] - The unsung hero's. The
QB's best friend. These are the guys that make running games good and QB's
look like gods. Every Super Bowl calibre team has had at least one great
lineman.

Defensive Ends [ACC, TAK, STR] - Defensive ends in combination with defensive
tackles, define how the rest of the defense plays. If they're good, they'll
rush the QB and force a bad pass or get the sack. If they're bad they'll be
dominated all game and your defense will play like the Packers.

Defensive Tackles [STR, TAK, ACC] - In combination with some solid ends they
stuff the run, and make the goal line stands.

Outside Linebackers [SPD, AWR, TAK] - These are the speediest linebackers
playing. They blitz, and sometimes run with receivers and tight ends.

Middle Linebacker [TAK, AWR] - The QB's of the defense. They are the focal
points of most defenses. You want an icon player here to lead your team.

Cornerbacks [SPD, JMP, CTH] - The defenses answer to the wide receiver. They
are just as fast, but get to hit people. You don't have a good defense
without one or two of these.

Free Safeties [AWR, TAK, CTH] - The "centre fielders" of football. They are
like the 3rd corner back. They are like hawks and are in on almost every play
making a tackle or an interception.

Strong Safeties [TAK, AWR] - If the free safeties are the 'hawks' then these
guys are the vultures. They wait until the time is right and then smack a
player sense-less. Some Strong Safeties are so influential that QB's won't
let their wide receivers run routes on their side of the field.

[1.5] Draft Templates
Here are some ideas on how you should draft. Each draft order compliments the
style of play that you chose to run on your team. You don't have to follow
them exactly but I suggest following their just guidelines on what you need
and when to pick it. Refer to [1.4] Each Position Explained if you need to.
But remember, just because they have the best OVERALL stat, it doesn't mean
that they are the best player for your team.

[Balanced]
This setup makes you strong on all fronts. This is a good draft for a starter
type player.
#1 Quarterback
#2 Middle Linebacker
#3 Offensive Tackle
#4 Defensive Tackle
#5 Halfback
#6 Wide Receiver
#7 Cornerback
#8 Defensive End
#9 Defensive Tackle
#10 Offensive Tackle
#11 Offensive Guard
#12 Strong Safety
#13 Cornerback
#14 Outside Linebacker
#15 Wide Receiver
#16 Center
#17 Tight End
#18 Defensive End
#19 Offensive Guard
#20 Free Safety
#21 Kicker
#22 Punter
#24 Fullback
#25 Halfback

[Ground Pound/Rushing Specialist]
With this Setup your 0-line will be the best in the league. Your halfback
will most likely be in the high 90's and will be a monster throughout the
season. Your receivers and quarterback won't get many plays, but your
halfback will score enough to keep you in most games.
#1 Offensive Tackle
#2 Halfback
#3 Offensive Tackle
#4 Offensive Guard
#5 Offensive Guard
#6 Wide Receiver
#7 Quarterback
#8 Defensive Tackle
#9 Defensive End
#10 Defensive Tackle
#11 Cornerback
#12 Free Safety
#13 Middle Linebacker
#14 Defensive End
#15 Centre
#16 Outside Linebacker
#17 Wide Receiver
#18 Outside Linebacker
#19 Fullback
#20 Kicker
#21 Punter
#22 Cornerback
#23 Strong Safety
#24 Halfback
#25 Tight End

[Aerial Assault/High Octane Offense]
You can do this one of two ways. Either get a QB first round, which means you
won't get T.O., Randy Moss or Marvin Harrison. Or get a WR with your first
round pick. However, if you get a WR you won't get an amazing QB like Peyton
Manning, Tom Brady or Donovan McNabb. So you decide what you want, I
personally go with the Quarterback first. Offense is your main concern here.
#1 Quarterback
#2 Wide Receiver
#3 Wide Receiver
#4 Offensive Guard
#5 Halfback
#6 Offensive Tackle
#7 Offensive Guard
#8 Offensive Tackle
#9 Defensive End
#10 Defensive Tackle
#11 Tight End
#12 Wide Receiver
#13 Middle Linebacker
#14 Cornerback
#15 Free Safety
#16 Centre
#17 Strong Safety
#18 Cornerback
#19 Outside Linebacker
#20 Kicker
#21 Punter
#22 Defensive Tackle
#23 Defensive End
#24 Outside Linebacker
#25 Fullback

[Scrambling Quarterback]
All you want here is speed. When using this style I usually draft Vick and
Portis in the first 2 rounds. You don't want a QB with SPD less than 80. This
is also a great setup for a young team that's average age is anywhere from 23
to 27 years old. You can get many good players in this draft order. At Strong
safety you can get Ed Reed, or Roy Williams. At Free Safety you can get Sean
Taylor. You could also select a Tight End earlier and get Antonio Gates or
Jeremy Shockey (they go at round 10-12).
#1 Quarterback
#2 Runningback
#3 Wide receiver
#4 Offensive Tackle
#5 Defensive Tackle
#6 Cornerback
#7 Strong Safety
#8 Outside Linebacker
#9 Offensive Tackle
#10 Offensive Guard
#11 Middle Linebacker
#12 Defensive End
#13 Free Safety
#14 Wide Receiver
#15 Offensive Guard
#16 Centre
#17 Defensive Tackle
#18 Defensive End
#19 Fullback
#20 Kicker
#21 Punter
#22Outside Linebacker
#23 Halfback
#24 Tight End
#25 Wide Receiver

[No Huddle Offense]
Preferably you want Peyton Manning or Tom Brady at the helm. But any QB with
AWR above 85 should do quite nicely. You want players with stamina. Since
this draft doesn't give you an amazing defense, feel free to choose a few
defensive players earlier if you feel the need to.
#1 Quarterback
#2 Offensive Tackle
#3 Wide Receiver
#4 Offensive Guard
#5 Halfback
#6 Strong Safety
#7 Defensive End
#8 Defensive Tackle
#9 Offensive Tackle
#10 Offensive Guard
#11 Tight End
#12 Wide Receiver
#13 Cornerback
#14 Cornerback
#15 Free Safety
#16 Center
#17 Middle Linebacker
#18 Outside Linebacker
#19 Defensive Tackle
#20 Kicker
#21 Punter
#22 Fullback
#23 Defensive End
#24 Halfback
#25 Outside Linebacker

[Aggressive Defense]
This is a defensive heavy team. What you lack on offense you will make ten-
fold on defense.
The order featured below is a way of drafting the best players per position.
This with this setup you should be able to get Ed Reed and Sean Taylor. If
you have the 1st pick, then take Ray Lewis. If you have a later round pick
and he's gone, which he very well could be, get Takeo Spikes, Kris Jenkins or
a good Defensive End. If you want a shut down Cornerback then take one with
the first pick. This is Setup for Blitz Crazy Players. Your Cornerbacks MUST
be coverage ready, if they aren't you will get beaten way too easily. You're
going to be leaving your cornerbacks out on islands very often and they could
be matched up with receivers like T.O., Randy Moss or Marvin Harrison.
NB: If you want to you can make your first 8 Draft Picks: 4 Outside
Linebackers, 2 Middle Linebackers and 1 Defensive Tackle to get your front 7.
You switch your two speedier OLB's to Defensive Ends and the bigger MLB to a
Defensive Tackle.
#1 Middle Linebacker
#2 Defensive End
#3 Defensive Tackle
#4 Outside Linebacker
#5 Outside Linebacker
#6 Strong Safety
#7 Cornerback
#8 Cornerback
#9 Defensive End
#10 Defensive Tackle
#11 Quarterback
#12 Halfback
#13 Free Safety
#14 Wide Receiver
#15 Centre
#16 Offensive Guard
#17 Offensive Tackle
#18 Offensive Guard
#19 Offensive Tackle
#20 Tight End
#21 Punter
#22 Kicker
#23 Fullback
#24 Wide Receiver
#25 Middle Linebacker

[Zone Defense]
This is the defense that I personally like to run. You get a lot of turnovers
and coverage sacks. This type of defense best suits players like Ed Reed and
Sean Taylor. Even if you miss Ed Reed, Roy Williams, who is younger, is
almost always available the round after. You can change your first few picks
according to how you want your defense to play. To stop the run; have
defensive lineman as your first 4. If you want a strong cornerback core, go
with the draft order below. You are also looking for coverage skills here
such as awareness, tackling and speed. Acceleration and strength are crucial
for the D-line so they can rush the QB.
#1 Cornerback
#2 Defensive End
#3 Cornerback
#4 Defensive End
#5 Defensive Tackle
#6 Strong Safety
#7 Outside Linebacker
#8 Middle Linebacker
#9 Halfback
#10 Defensive Tackle
#11 Outside Linebacker
#12 Offensive Guard
#13 Free Safety
#14 Offensive Tackle
#15 Offensive Guard
#16 Centre
#17 Tight End
#18 Offensive Tackle
#19 Quarterback
#20 Fullback
#21 Punter
#22 Kicker
#23 Wide Receiver
#24 Wide Receiver
#25 Cornerback

[2000 World Champion Baltimore Ravens Template]
This team was an absolutely amazing team. They had one of the best NFL
defenses of all time and a great running game. These were so good that their
passing game became virtually non-existent. You're going to want a good o-
line, a good halfback and a great defense. You can do one of two things here;
You can draft an offensive tackle in the 1st round and have a 2nd round
Linebacker. Or a 1st round linebacker and a 2nd round tackle. The Ravens had
a decent running back but a truly amazing linebacker core. I would go with
the Linebacker first, since he is the QB of the D. when doing this type of
team, you must remember that your QB and WR's won't be as strong obviously.

#1 Middle Linebacker
#2 Offensive Tackle
#3 Outside Linebacker
#4 Offensive Guard
#5 Outside Linebacker
#6 Strong Safety
#7 Halfback
#8 Offensive Tackle
#9 Defensive Tackle
#10 Defensive End
#11 Offensive Guard
#12 Cornerback
#13 Free Safety
#14 Wide Receiver
#15 Centre
#16 Quarterback
#17 Defensive End
#18 Cornerback
#19 Tight End
#20 Cornerback
#21 Kicker
#22 Defensive Tackle
#23 Punter
#24 Fullback
#25 Wide Receiver

[1.6] Draft Notes

Here, I'll tell you when certain players get drafted so you don't have to
worry about your favourite player being gone next round and you not wasting
your current selection on them if you can get them later. These are subject
to change because the computer sometimes drafts defensive or offensive teams,
so be wary and watch what positions are getting picked up.
#1 Picks. If you don't select them, the Computer almost always will.
- Peyton Manning
- LaDainian Tomlinson
- Ray Lewis
- Jonathan Ogden
- Tom Brady
- Champ Bailey
- Dwight Freeney
Late 1st rounders and early 2nd rounders.
- Terrell Owens
- Marvin Harrison
- Brian Urlacher
2nd rounders.
- Clinton Portis
- Brett Favre
- Shaun Alexander
- Torry Holt
- Chad Johnson
- Joe Horn
- Kris Jenkins
Late 2nd rounders early 3rd rounders.
- Julian Peterson
- LaVar Arrington
- Joey Porter
- Jevon Kearse
4th rounders.
- Trevor Pryce
- Terrell Suggs
- Andre Johnson
- Peter Boulware
- Dan Morgan

Ed Reed usually goes in the 6-7 round.

Sean Taylor (age 22 91 OVR) goes in the 13-14 round.

Tony Gonzalez the best Tight End goes in rounds 11-12.

Olin Kreutz gets picked up in the 16-17 round. This is why Centres are always
16 in my drafts.

Kickers and punters almost always go in the 21-23 rounds, that's why in all
of my templates they are selected at those times.

Brian Dawkins and Darren Sharper usually go in the 7-8 round.

I usually Draft for the younger, faster players. The speed of a player won't
change over the years, but you can improve their other attributes.

As you can probably see there are more Offensive Guards with higher OVR, then
there are Offensive Tackles, so I usually draft tackles earlier, as opposed
to guards. Since I can have a more balanced line, as opposed to a more guard
favoured line.

Try not to just buy the best names you can find, just because they have a
great reputation, older players are more likely to retire the next year. So
be wary when drafting a boat load of veterans. The older players do have the
higher awareness which is great, but young players get better as the year
progresses.

As I said earlier, you can draft a player and place him in a different
position. Linebackers work well as Defensive Ends. You can have a whole
Defensive Seven all under 300 lbs. This means you will be faster, but you
might get pushed around easier.

Also, remember to check the Injury rating of a player before you draft him.
It doesn't matter how good a players is, he is worth nothing if he spends the
entire season on the IR list.

[1.7] Actual Fantasy Drafts
[Balanced]
Team: Patriots, Draft #13 odd rounds, #20 even rounds.
Since I had two mid picks, I had to be choosy, and get what I could when I
could.
QB - Brett Favre
MLB - Brian Urlacher
OT - Bryant McKinnie
DT - Jon Henderson
HB - Rudi Johnson
WR - Santana Moss
CB - Dunta Robinson
DE - Robaire Smith
DT - Vincent Wilfork
OT - Ephraim Sabian
OG - Chris Naeole
SS - Troy Polamalu
CB - Asante Samuel
OLB - Jamie Winborn
WR - Mike Williams
C - Olin Kreutz
TE - Jeremy Shockey
DE - Anthony Weaver
OG - Jacob Bell
FS - Ray Buchanan
K - Sebastian Janikowski
P - Shane Lechler
FB - Mike Sellers
HB - Larry Johnson

[Ground Pound/Rushing Specialist]
Team: Broncos, Draft #27 odd rounds, #6 even rounds.
Since I got the late round, early round, I wasn't able to get the big name
Offensive Tackles such as Jonathon Ogden and Orlando Pace. However I still
have a solid line, a PA pass worthy QB and Wide Receiver.
OT - Tra Thomas
HB - Shaun Alexander
OT - Bryant McKinnie
OG - Alan Faneca
OG - Steve Hutchinson
WR - Muhsin Muhammad
QB - Carson Palmer
DT - Albert Haynesworth
DE - Robaire Smith
DT - Vince Wilfork
CB - DeAngelo Hall
FS - Sean Taylor
MLB - Jeff Ulbrich
DE - Kenechi Udeze
C - Olin Kreutz
OLB - Jamie Winborn
FB - Fred Beasley
K - David Akers
P - Shane Lechler
CB - Adam Jones
SS - Mike Logan
HB - Stephen Davis
TE - Jeb Putzier

[High Octane Offense/Aerial Assault]
Team: Colts, Draft #21 odd rounds, #12 even rounds.
Well I got a late round pick so Peyton Manning and Tom Brady were out of the
pool by then. So it was between Terrell Owens and Marvin Harrison. I went
with the bigger, stronger play-maker and a good young Quarterback was still
available in the third round. This offense is poised to tear apart any
defense.
WR - Terrell Owens
WR - Hines Ward
QB - Drew Brees
OG - Alan Faneca
HB - Willis McGahee
OT - Kyle Turley
OT - Barry Sims
OG - Brian Waters
DE - Robaire Smith
DT - Vince Wilfork
TE - Tony Gonzalez
WR - Antwaan Randle El
MLB - Jeff Ulbrich
CB - Jerry Azumah
FS - Adam Archuleta
C - Olin Kruetz
SS - Bob Sanders
CB - Adam Jones
OLB - Victor Hobson
K - Adam Vinatieri
P - Shane Lechler
DT - Randy Starks
DE - Anthony Weaver
OLB - David Pollack
FB - Joey Goodspeed

[Scrambling Quarterback]
Team: Falcons, Draft #7 odd rounds, #26 even rounds.
Luckily I got a high 1st round pick. This is crucial because there are really
only 3-4 good mobile Quarterbacks. Vick, McNabb, McNair, Culpepper
QB - Donovan McNabb
RB - Clinton Portis
WR - Andre Johnson
OT - Jason Fabini
DT - Anthony McFarland
SS - Ed Reed
CB - Dunta Robinson
OLB - Rosevelt Colvin
OT - Maurice Williamson
OG - Rex Tucker
MLB - Kendrell Bell
DE - Will Smith
FS - Sean Taylor
WR - Mike Williams
OG - Russ Hochinstein
C - Olin Kreutz
DT - Randy Starks
DE - Tyler Brayton
FB - Mack Strong
K - Matt Stover
P - Brian Moorman
TE - Ben Troupe
OLB - Victor Hobson
WR - Jerome Pathon
RB - Thomas Jones

[No-Huddle Offense]
Team: Colts, Draft #3 odd rounds, #30 even rounds.
Since a good QB is crucial in this style of team, I was very lucky to get Tom
Brady. I would have preferred Peyton Manning, but he is just too good to get,
even as late as the 3rd pick.
QB - Tom Brady
OT - Tarik Glenn
WR - Hines Ward
OG - Steve Hutchinson
RB - Willis McGahee
SS - Roy Williams
DT - Jarvis Green
DE - Albert Haynesworth
OT - Maurice Williams
OG - Zach Piller
TE - Antonio Gates
WR - Antwaan Randle El
CB - Asante Samuel
CB - Adam Jones
FS - Bryan Scott
C - Matt Birk
MLB - Jeff Ulbrich
OLB - Keith Adams
DT - Kelly Gregg
K - David Akers
P - Shane Lechler
FB - Justin Griffith
HB - Larry Johnson
OLB - Victor Hobson

[Aggressive Defense]
Team: Steelers, Draft #20 odd rounds, #13 even rounds
The Defense is a stellar unit but it still could've had more all-stars
MLB - Al Wilson
DE - Jevon Kearse
OLB - Peter Boulware
DT - John Henderson
OLB - D.J. Williams
SS - Ed Reed
CB - Dunta Robinson
CB - Fernando Bryant
DE - James Hall
DT - Darnell Dockett
QB - Patrick Ramsey
RB - Steven Jackson
FS - Eugene Wilson
WR - Donte Stallworth
C - Olin Kreutz
OG - Kendyl Jacox
OT - Shane Olivea
OG - Shawn Andrews
OT - Alex Barron
TE - Randy McMichael
P - Shane Lechler
K - Matt Stover
FB - Heath Evans
WR - Jabar Gaffney
MLB - E.J. Henderson

[Zone Defense]
Team: Bills, Draft #29 odd rounds, #4 even rounds.
Since the main deal here are turnovers, pass rushing and awareness. The
important skills here are speed, awareness, catching and tackling. You will
give up some yards, but you'll still cause a good amount of turnovers.
CB - Nate Clements
DT - Kris Jenkins
CB - Dre' Bly
DE - Terrell Suggs
DE - Grant Wistrom
SS - Ed Reed
OLB - Peter Sirmon
OLB - Junior Seau
RB - Chris Brown
MLB - Kendrell Bell
DT - Vince Wilfork
OG - Zach Piller
FS - Eugene Wilson
OT - L.J. Shelton
OG - Keydrick Vincent
C - Olin Kreutz
TE - Jeremy Shockey
OT - Jammal Brown
QB - Mark Brunell
FB - Mack Strong
P - Shane Lechler
K - Jason Elam
WR - Jabar Gaffney
WR - Chris Moore
CB - Adam Jones