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APC Fantasy Draft Discussion: When To Draft Aaron Rodgers?

My first Yahoo! fantasy draft is tonight, and I don't yet know what spot I'll be drafting at, but I'm trying to decide whether the Green Bay Packers homer in me should select Aaron Rodgers if I have the No. 1 overall draft choice.

Looking at the default Yahoo! pre-draft rankings, selecting Rodgers that early is clearly not a wise decision. They have Arian Foster at the top (I'm a little worried about his hamstring injury, that's the same injury that took a lot away from Ryan Grant in 2008 even though he played through it), with only Rodgers and WR Andre Johnson cracking the Top 10 as non-RB players. If I select Rodgers first overall, and then have to wait until the end of the second round to draft a RB, I'd probably wind up with someone like Frank Gore or Maurice Jones-Drew as my top RB.

With new Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrove coming from Atlanta, I'm not concerned that he'll use Adrian Peterson differently next season. Michael Turner had plenty of short yardage opportunities when Musgrove was the QB coach with the Falcons, and AP appears to be a safe No. 1 pick.