2011 Staff Mock Draft (Part 3 of 4)
By FBG Staff
June 5th, 2011

In late May, Footballguys gathered 12 staff members together using a standard point-per-reception (PPR) scoring system. Afterward, we asked them to go over each selection and comment on the player taken and/or the strategy involved with that pick. Below are the first four (of 22) rounds. We will be releasing this draft in 4 parts while explaining our thought processes with each of the picks. Hopefully, their thoughts will aid you in preparing for your own drafts.

Round 9

Pick 9.01 - RB James Starks - GBP
Comments by Waldman: I considered Chad Ochocinco and Randy Moss at this spot, but I waited to see if they would drop to 10.12. In hindsight, I like Ochocinco better in this spot with the team I drafted thus far. I also believe Moss - as much of a pain in the rear he can be - still has fantasy starter skills when he wants to play. My final consideration at receiver was Derrick Mason, but I opted for James Starks because I wanted to see how far these receivers dropped and the Packers runner had an ADP of 9.09. I like Starks upside more than the backs that went after him.

Where Lammey, Bloom, and I agree on Mark Clayton, we disagree on James Starks. They see Starks as a glass half-empty player. I think the glass is half-full. Although he wasn't consistently productive on a weekly basis last year, he had some strong performances against the Eagles and Steelers in the postseason. One needs to remember that Starks was a rookie who missed most of training camp and the regular season rehabbing an injury. He also missed his entire senior year.

In essence you're looking at a rookie who hadn't played football for most of two seasons and still impressed the Green Bay coaching staff with his overall performance. Moreover, Starks gained 15 pounds of muscle while he was a senior rehabbing his torn labrum. We're talking about a former quarterback with quickness, speed, and better than average instincts getting used to his new body, a new system, a relatively new position, and a new league. Go ahead and judge Starks without weighing those factors, because I think that will keep starts a good value in the 9th round.

I think he'll at least split time with Ryan Grant because he demonstrated good diagnostic skills and technique he can build on in pass protection. If he works hard and stays healthy, I believe he has more upside than Grant and could displace the veteran the same way Grant displaced an aging Ahman Green. In this prolific Green Bay offense, taking Starks in the 9th round is a lot less risky than folks in 2010 that played up the selection of Donald Brown in the Colts offense in rounds 5-7.

Waldman's Current Roster
2.12 - QB Drew Brees - NOS 1.01 - RB Adrian Peterson - MIN 6.12 - WR Steve Smith - CAR
3.01 - TE Antonio Gates - SDC 5.01 - RB Jonathan Stewart - CAR 7.01 - WR Michael Crabtree - SFO
4.12 - TE Dallas Clark - IND 9.01 - RB James Starks - GBP 8.12 - WR Mark Clayton - STL

Pick 9.02 - TE Kellen Winslow - TBB
Comments by Bramel: I wasn't willing to reach on Jimmy Graham at 5.02 and Owen Daniels went in the mid-sixth round, two guys I think have top five upside this year. Still, I was pleased to see Winslow available in the ninth. Targeted 100 times with three times as many red zone targets during the second half of last season (9) as the first, Winslow is excellent value as the TE13. He could way outperform that slot if Josh Freeman continues to grow as a passer.

Bramel's Current Roster
3.02 - QB Michael Vick - PHI 1.02 - RB Arian Foster - HOU 2.11 - WR Dwayne Bowe - KCC
9.02 - TE Kellen Winslow - TBB 6.11 - RB Cedric Benson - CIN 4.11 - WR Dez Bryant - DAL
  7.02 - RB Ryan Grant - GBP 5.02 - WR Steve Johnson - BUF
    8.11 - WR Deion Branch - NEP

Pick 9.03 - WR Derrick Mason - BAL
Comments by Wood: Feeling good about my other positions, and having a bit of buyer's remorse on Ford helped drive this selection. Mason was nearly identical to Ford in my initial projections, and he's a steady, reliable possession option in PPR leagues. I viewed Mason/Ford as a nice combination as I counterbalance Ford's high risk/high upside with a more predictable option.

Wood's Current Roster
4.10 - QB Tom Brady - NEP 1.03 - RB Chris Johnson - TEN 3.03 - WR Miles Austin - DAL
5.03 - TE Jason Witten - DAL 2.10 - RB Matt Forte - CHI 6.10 - WR Percy Harvin - MIN
  7.03 - RB Ryan Williams - ARI 8.10 - WR Jacoby Ford - OAK
    9.03 - WR Derrick Mason - BAL

Pick 9.04 - WR Steve Smith - NYG
Comments by Dodds: This is a swing for the fences pick. Smith is battling back from a serious knee injury, but he claims he will be ready to start the season. In round 9, I am just looking to grab guys that could make a big difference. I also considered Manningham with this pick (who probably will be the starter on opening day), but I opted for the guy that I think would be a third/fourth round pick if he is 100% healthy.

Dodds' Current Roster
5.04 - QB Philip Rivers - SDC 1.04 - RB Jamaal Charles - KCC 3.04 - WR Mike Wallace - PIT
  2.09 - RB Rashard Mendenhall - PIT 6.09 - WR Anquan Boldin - BAL
  4.09 - RB Jahvid Best - DET 7.04 - WR Pierre Garcon - IND
    8.09 - WR Johnny Knox - CHI
    9.04 - WR Steve Smith - NYG

Pick 9.05 - WR Mario Manningham - NYG
Comments by Tremblay: Coming into the ninth round, I was looking for another WR: preferably Jacoby Ford or Mark Clayton if they fell; otherwise, one of the NY Giants WRs, Steve Smith or Mario Manningham. Smith is coming off of a pretty severe knee injury, and it's unclear when he'll be at full strength. If he is fully recovered at the start of the season, I would have preferred to get Smith here. But it's fairly likely that he won't be at full strength for the first half of the season or so, in which case Manningham could start hot and he'd be my preference. Ultimately, I did not have to choose between them because Dodds took Smith a pick before me. That made things easy and I scooped up Manningham.

Tremblay's Current Roster
8.08 - QB Josh Freeman - TBB 1.05 - RB LeSean McCoy - PHI 3.05 - WR Brandon Lloyd - DEN
7.05 - TE Zach Miller - OAK 2.08 - RB Peyton Hillis - CLE 5.05 - WR Sidney Rice - MIN
  4.08 - RB Ryan Mathews - SDC 6.08 - WR Kenny Britt - TEN
    9.05 - WR Mario Manningham - NYG

Pick 9.06 - WR Danny Amendola - STL
Comments by Gray: It could very well be the case that it's too early to draft Amendola, but I've learned a thing or two about drafting with my fellow staffers. If there is a guy you want on your team, you go get that guy early. This year (especially in a PPR league), Amendola is a guy that I want on my team. Most reports indicate that new offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is a huge fan of Amendola and is planning on using him in the Wes Welker role. Obviously, I don't have to tell you that is a 100-catch job. Now, clearly it one thing to say "so-and-so is in this role" and quite another for that so-and-so to perform at that level. However, if we all waited for players to achieve at a level before we drafted them there, we would all be chasing last year's stats. These middle rounds are all about making educated guesses on players that will overachieve based on their past production. Right now, Amendola is screaming at me as one of those potential overachievers.

Gray's Current Roster
8.07 - QB Matt Schaub - HOU 1.06 - RB Ray Rice - BAL 2.07 - WR Vincent Jackson - SDC
4.07 - TE Jermichael Finley - GBP 5.06 - RB Marshawn Lynch - SEA 3.06 - WR Brandon Marshall - MIA
  6.07 - RB Shonn Greene - NYJ 7.06 - WR Mike Thomas - JAC
    9.06 - WR Danny Amendola - STL

Pick 9.07 - WR Davone Bess - MIA
Comments by Rudnicki: The Dolphins aren't blessed with a great passing attack or even an above-average QB, but Bess still finds a way to produce. He broke out with 76 receptions in 2009 and followed that up with an even better season in 2010 when he finished with 80 catches and 5 touchdowns. The addition of Brandon Marshall has taken most of the defensive attention away from him and Bess has quietly emerged into a Wes Welker-type player who Chad Henne can rely on frequently. As a #3 WR, there are certainly other players out there who I'd prefer to have, but I think he's a pretty nice value at this point in the draft and a very safe choice. Given how long I waited to get a player who will likely be my third starter in most weeks, I'm thrilled to land a guy who finished among the top-30 at his position last year in terms of average points per week. There were a lot of other similar options available (e.g., Braylon Edwards, Hines Ward, Jordy Nelson, Lance Moore, etc.), but Bess felt like the most reliable PPR receiver of the bunch to me.

Rudnicki's Current Roster
6.06 - QB Ben Roethlisberger - PIT 1.07 - RB Maurice Jones-Drew - JAC 2.06 - WR Greg Jennings - GBP
5.07 - TE Vernon Davis - SFO 4.06 - RB Ahmad Bradshaw - NYG 3.07 - WR Wes Welker - NEP
8.06 - TE Brandon Pettigrew - DET 7.07 - RB Fred Jackson - BUF 9.07 - WR Davone Bess - MIA

Pick 9.08 - WR Braylon Edwards - NYJ
Comments by Bloom: This was going to be a “best WR/RB available” pick all the way. Edwards was my top wideout left on the board. He is a big play starting wide receiver who could land in a better situation. At worst, he's nice bye week/injury flex and matchup play. My top RB left was Mike Tolbert, but I thought there was a good chance he would fall through to 10.05. Sam Bradford was a thought strictly on a best player available and mid-season trade bait theory, but I didn't think my WR/RB were strong enough to afford that kind of luxury. The tight ends left were plenty deep enough for me to wait on taking my #1 for at least another round.

Bloom's Current Roster
5.08 - QB Tony Romo - DAL 2.05 - RB Steven Jackson - STL 1.08 - WR Andre Johnson - HOU
  6.05 - RB Knowshon Moreno - DEN 3.08 - WR DeSean Jackson - PHI
  8.05 - RB Joseph Addai - IND 4.05 - WR Santonio Holmes - NYJ
    7.08 - WR Mike Williams - SEA
    9.08 - WR Braylon Edwards - NYJ

Pick 9.09 - WR Jordy Nelson - GBP
Comments by Wimer: At pick 9.09 I started to work on drafting my second tier of wide receivers for this fantasy squad. It has been my experience over the years that wide receivers are the easiest players to replace via waiver wire during the NFL season, so while I'll keep in mind my anti-2011-rookie plan, I'll be rolling the dice on some younger guys who may be in a position to break out during 2011. If none of the guys I draft look solid during the early weeks of the season, I'll roll over the second and lower tiers of my WR bench via the waiver wire. At this pick, I decide to add Jordy Nelson to the team - he'll be entering his fourth year with the Packers, and plays with one of the top QBs in the NFL, Aaron Rodgers. Last season he say the most targets (64), receptions (45) and receiving yardage (582) of his career, while snagging just two TDs. However, with Donald Driver slowing down perceptibly during 2010 (he was below 112 targets for the first time in six years last season, with 86 targets for 51/565/4 receiving), this may be the year that Nelson supplants Driver as the Packers' number two wide receiver. Given that Rodgers just missed going over 4,000 yards passing last year (312/475 for 3,922 yards, 28 TDs and 11 interceptions during 2010), the number two wide receiver in Green Bay should be a fantasy force during 2011. Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin will enter his fourth year during 2011, and has been a Packers' coach since 2003 - the offensive system is established and stable in Green Bay, one of the factors I am trying to maximize in this draft (and all my other fantasy drafts this year).

Wimer's Current Roster
8.04 - QB Matt Ryan - ATL 3.09 - RB Michael Turner - ATL 1.09 - WR Roddy White - ATL
5.09 - TE Marcedes Lewis - JAC 4.04 - RB DeAngelo Williams - CAR 2.04 - WR Reggie Wayne - IND
6.04 - TE Owen Daniels - HOU 7.09 - RB Pierre Thomas - NOS 9.09 - WR Jordy Nelson - GBP

Pick 9.10 - RB Mike Tolbert - SDC
Comments by Tefertiller: This might have been a tad early for Tolbert, but I do not have confidence in Ryan Mathews' ability to remain healthy. Tolbert looked great last season and serves as a nice and safe RB3. He finished as RB23 last year even with having no points in week fifteen. With Darren Sproles looking for a job elsewhere, Tolbert's role could even grow in 2012.

Tefertiller's Current Roster
7.10 - TE Chris Cooley - WAS 1.10 - RB Darren McFadden - OAK 2.03 - WR Larry Fitzgerald - ARI
  5.10 - RB Felix Jones - DAL 3.10 - WR Marques Colston - NOS
  9.10 - RB Mike Tolbert - SDC 4.03 - WR Austin Collie - IND
    6.03 - WR Terrell Owens - CIN
    8.03 - WR Santana Moss - WAS

Pick 9.11 - WR Hines Ward - PIT
Comments by Pasquino: I got a little conservative in the middle of this mock with some safer RB and WR options, but some with at least a little upside. I took Hines Ward in Round 9 as my WR4, which should give me some flexible lineup possibilities and a spot starter during byes, but I would have liked this better if I had also snapped up Emmanuel Sanders who Bloom scooped up in Round 13.

Pasquino's Current Roster
4.02 - QB Peyton Manning - IND 2.02 - RB Frank Gore - SFO 1.11 - WR Calvin Johnson - DET
5.11 - TE Jimmy Graham - NOS 6.02 - RB Daniel Thomas - MIA 3.11 - WR Jeremy Maclin - PHI
  8.02 - RB Delone Carter - IND 7.11 - WR Julio Jones - ATL
    9.11 - WR Hines Ward - PIT

Pick 9.12 - QB Sam Bradford - STL
Comments by Lammey: I have a great feeling about Sam Bradford this year. Having witnessed what Josh McDaniels did with the Broncos offense up close during the last two years I believe he'll make Bradford into a top 10 fantasy QB. I was the first guy to draft a QB, with Aaron Rodgers at the top of the second-round but his history with concussions concerns me. The Packers did make improvements to their offensive line, but all it takes is one bad hit to send my fantasy season into turmoil - unless I have a great backup plan. Bradford has better weapons around him this year, an offensive coordinator who made Kyle Orton look like Dan Marino, and RB Steven Jackson to keep defenses honest.

Lammey's Current Roster
2.01 - QB Aaron Rodgers - GBP 4.01 - RB Mark Ingram - NOS 1.12 - WR Hakeem Nicks - NYG
9.12 - QB Sam Bradford - STL 6.01 - RB LeGarrette Blount - TBB 3.12 - WR Mike Williams - TBB
7.12 - TE Rob Gronkowski - NEP 8.01 - RB Mikel Leshoure - DET 5.12 - WR A.J. Green - CIN

Round 10

Pick 10.01 - WR Lance Moore - NOS
Comments by Lammey: Moore is a boom/bust player who is likely to miss a few games (or more) once again this season. If healthy we've seen him be one of the most trusted targets for Drew Brees. He is great on underneath routes where he can use his quickness to get open then turn on the speed to pick up yards after the catch. If RB Reggie Bush does not come back to the Saints for some reason then it means even more opportunity for the slot receiver Lance Moore.

Lammey's Current Roster
2.01 - QB Aaron Rodgers - GBP 4.01 - RB Mark Ingram - NOS 1.12 - WR Hakeem Nicks - NYG
9.12 - QB Sam Bradford - STL 6.01 - RB LeGarrette Blount - TBB 3.12 - WR Mike Williams - TBB
7.12 - TE Rob Gronkowski - NEP 8.01 - RB Mikel Leshoure - DET 5.12 - WR A.J. Green - CIN
    10.01 - WR Lance Moore - NOS

Pick 10.02 - RB Ryan Torain - WAS
Comments by Pasquino: The pick of Ryan Torain in Round 10 is probably the one pick I would like to change the most, as it still makes my skin crawl when I look at him on my roster. I probably should have gambled on Shane Vereen in New England, but the truth is I really do not like either running game for this year as both the Patriots and Redskins will likely be giving fantasy owners lineup headaches all season.

Pasquino's Current Roster
4.02 - QB Peyton Manning - IND 2.02 - RB Frank Gore - SFO 1.11 - WR Calvin Johnson - DET
5.11 - TE Jimmy Graham - NOS 6.02 - RB Daniel Thomas - MIA 3.11 - WR Jeremy Maclin - PHI
  8.02 - RB Delone Carter - IND 7.11 - WR Julio Jones - ATL
  10.02 - RB Ryan Torain - WAS 9.11 - WR Hines Ward - PIT

Pick 10.03 - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick - BUF
Comments by Tefertiller: Fitzpatrick finished as an astounding QB11 last year without the benefit of getting starting reps until after the season had started. He has tremendous room to grow in year two running Chan Gailey's offense. I chose him over Eli Manning, Matthew Stafford, and Randy Moss. I like the value of those players, but love the upside of Fitzpatrick. This was a good value pick, taking the thirteenth quarterback off the board in the tenth round.

Tefertiller's Current Roster
10.03 - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick - BUF 1.10 - RB Darren McFadden - OAK 2.03 - WR Larry Fitzgerald - ARI
7.10 - TE Chris Cooley - WAS 5.10 - RB Felix Jones - DAL 3.10 - WR Marques Colston - NOS
  9.10 - RB Mike Tolbert - SDC 4.03 - WR Austin Collie - IND
    6.03 - WR Terrell Owens - CIN
    8.03 - WR Santana Moss - WAS

Pick 10.04 - RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis - NEP
Comments by Wimer: BenJarvus Green-Ellis was added to my team next (10.04) - he was the 38th running back off the board, while I ranked him at 25th on my PPR running back board. The drafting of Shane Vereen has Green-Ellis' stock depressed right now (Green-Ellis lands at 34th on the Footballguys.com's expert rankings PPR RB board), and there is no denying that the Patriots like to use a running back by committee. However, Green Ellis made a fairly light work load (229/1008/13 rushing with 12/85/0 receiving) count last year - he was the 19th-best fantasy RB in the PPR paradigm, and he will be only 26 years old when the season begins - there is a lot of tread left on his tires as for two years he was only an occasional player (2008-2009) prior to his 2010 effort. As I have detailed earlier in my commentary, I am not at all convinced that incoming rookies will make a big impact on most NFL teams this year due to the NFL labor stoppage, especially earlier in the year, so Vereen's presence on the team doesn't really worry me for 2011. Green-Ellis should give me solid production on Michael Turner's and DeAngelo Williams' bye weeks if Pierre Thomas has more trouble with injuries during 2011 (a risk with Thomas) - Green-Ellis fits on my team as a very solid running back number four - I think I got him with a lot of room to out-perform his lowly, 38th-RB-drafted position. While Bill O'Brien was officially promoted to offensive coordinator in February of this year, he had been calling the offense's plays for the past two seasons (2009-2010) while serving as the quarterbacks' coach - the continuity on the Patriots offense fits in with my overall plan.

Wimer's Current Roster
8.04 - QB Matt Ryan - ATL 3.09 - RB Michael Turner - ATL 1.09 - WR Roddy White - ATL
5.09 - TE Marcedes Lewis - JAC 4.04 - RB DeAngelo Williams - CAR 2.04 - WR Reggie Wayne - IND
6.04 - TE Owen Daniels - HOU 7.09 - RB Pierre Thomas - NOS 9.09 - WR Jordy Nelson - GBP
  10.04 - RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis - NEP  

Pick 10.05 - RB C.J. Spiller - BUF
Comments by Bloom: Swing for the fences pick here as Spiller should get more of a chance to show why he was a 2009 top 10 draft pick this season. He will have a good role for PPR leagues even if he is getting fewer overall touches than Fred Jackson. Shane Vereen was a serious consideration, but I rolled the dice on him lasting a round longer. Matthew Stafford would have given me punch at backup QB here and Tony Gonzalez was clearly the most reliable TE left, but Spiller's high ceiling and my relatively punchless RB corps to this point dictated that RB had to be addressed here.

Bloom's Current Roster
5.08 - QB Tony Romo - DAL 2.05 - RB Steven Jackson - STL 1.08 - WR Andre Johnson - HOU
  6.05 - RB Knowshon Moreno - DEN 3.08 - WR DeSean Jackson - PHI
  8.05 - RB Joseph Addai - IND 4.05 - WR Santonio Holmes - NYJ
  10.05 - RB C.J. Spiller - BUF 7.08 - WR Mike Williams - SEA
    9.08 - WR Braylon Edwards - NYJ

Pick 10.06 - WR Chad Ochocinco - CIN
Comments by Rudnicki: At this point in the draft, most owners are willing to take a chance on a player. I still wanted to upgrade my depth at WR and Ochocinco seemed like a perfect fit. It seems like his time in Cincinnati could very well be coming to an end and I would not be surprised to see the team trade him. There has been plenty of speculation that he could wind up in a place like New England, which would probably turn him into a very solid WR2. He's getting older and likely slowing down a bit, but I think he still has enough left to put up one or two more productive years in the right situation. If he sticks in Cincinnati, he's still going to be a starter at least and that's not the end of the world either since they will likely be playing from behind often enough. I wouldn't be too excited if Andy Dalton winds up being his #1 QB all year long, but at this point in the draft the upside was well worth the potential risk. He could really solidify my receiver group if he pans out.

Rudnicki's Current Roster
6.06 - QB Ben Roethlisberger - PIT 1.07 - RB Maurice Jones-Drew - JAC 2.06 - WR Greg Jennings - GBP
5.07 - TE Vernon Davis - SFO 4.06 - RB Ahmad Bradshaw - NYG 3.07 - WR Wes Welker - NEP
8.06 - TE Brandon Pettigrew - DET 7.07 - RB Fred Jackson - BUF 9.07 - WR Davone Bess - MIA
    10.06 - WR Chad Ochocinco - CIN

Pick 10.07 - QB Matthew Stafford - DET
Comments by Gray: As mentioned in the Matt Schaub write-up, I like being one of the first to select a second quarterback. As the 14th quarterback off the board, Stafford easily has elite fantasy potential. I don't have to tell you about all of the excellent targets he has at his disposal, but it's obvious Stafford could be quite a steal. Of course, his big question mark is staying healthy (something he hasn't been able to do as a pro). Since he's my second quarterback, I limit my exposure. He is absolutely a perfect backup fantasy player.

Gray's Current Roster
8.07 - QB Matt Schaub - HOU 1.06 - RB Ray Rice - BAL 2.07 - WR Vincent Jackson - SDC
10.07 - QB Matthew Stafford - DET 5.06 - RB Marshawn Lynch - SEA 3.06 - WR Brandon Marshall - MIA
4.07 - TE Jermichael Finley - GBP 6.07 - RB Shonn Greene - NYJ 7.06 - WR Mike Thomas - JAC
    9.06 - WR Danny Amendola - STL

Pick 10.08 - RB Shane Vereen - NEP
Comments by Tremblay: Vereen has a remarkable combination of quickness, speed, and strength, and I believe the Patriots will find ways to make immediate use of his talents. His role in the offense is anybody's guess at this point: he could split time with BenJarvis Green-Ellis on early downs; he could split time with Danny Woodhead on third downs; or best-case scenario, he could outperform Green-Ellis and become the Patriots' featured RB. I believe that Vereen is the most talented back on the roster, and he became the RB with easily the highest upside potential in my opinion once C.J. Spiller went off the board a few picks earlier. (I considered taking Matt Stafford here, but I believed I could wait a couple rounds and land Tim Tebow. So that was my plan at QB.)

Tremblay's Current Roster
8.08 - QB Josh Freeman - TBB 1.05 - RB LeSean McCoy - PHI 3.05 - WR Brandon Lloyd - DEN
7.05 - TE Zach Miller - OAK 2.08 - RB Peyton Hillis - CLE 5.05 - WR Sidney Rice - MIN
  4.08 - RB Ryan Mathews - SDC 6.08 - WR Kenny Britt - TEN
  10.08 - RB Shane Vereen - NEP 9.05 - WR Mario Manningham - NYG

Pick 10.09 - TE Tony Gonzalez - ATL
Comments by Dodds: This is why you wait at the tight end position. Even in a down year, the future hall of famer caught 70 passes and scored 6 TDs last year. This will likely be his last season (He is 35 this year), but with no one waiting in the wings in Atlanta I don't expect him to disappear at all. In fact, the addition of Julio Jones should open up space for the veteran.

Dodds' Current Roster
5.04 - QB Philip Rivers - SDC 1.04 - RB Jamaal Charles - KCC 3.04 - WR Mike Wallace - PIT
10.09 - TE Tony Gonzalez - ATL 2.09 - RB Rashard Mendenhall - PIT 6.09 - WR Anquan Boldin - BAL
  4.09 - RB Jahvid Best - DET 7.04 - WR Pierre Garcon - IND
    8.09 - WR Johnny Knox - CHI
    9.04 - WR Steve Smith - NYG

Pick 10.10 - WR Randy Moss - TEN
Comments by Wood: Say what? Three receivers in a row and a fourth in five rounds? I can honestly say that had this not been an early mock amidst a lockout, I likely would've gone in a different direction. But when I saw the likes of Danny Amendola, Terrell Owens, Jordy Nelson and Lance Moore off the board, I figured Moss was an intriguing call option that's rarely found in the 10th round or later. If he lands with a team like the Jets (as rumored), he could be back to elite production. Otherwise, he's my 5th receiver and I punt him for an early season waiver pickup.

Wood's Current Roster
4.10 - QB Tom Brady - NEP 1.03 - RB Chris Johnson - TEN 3.03 - WR Miles Austin - DAL
5.03 - TE Jason Witten - DAL 2.10 - RB Matt Forte - CHI 6.10 - WR Percy Harvin - MIN
  7.03 - RB Ryan Williams - ARI 8.10 - WR Jacoby Ford - OAK
    9.03 - WR Derrick Mason - BAL
    10.10 - WR Randy Moss - TEN

Pick 10.11 - WR Greg Little - CLE
Comments by Bramel: It was really difficult to a running back here, but I think Little has more upside (WR3+) than any of the backs on the board. Little has a shot at 120+ targets as a rookie and could be a strong flex play or better. In hindsight, it might have made more sense to pass on Branch in the eighth round in favor of a RB, but I'd rather have the flex depth at WR than RB in a PPR league.

Bramel's Current Roster
3.02 - QB Michael Vick - PHI 1.02 - RB Arian Foster - HOU 2.11 - WR Dwayne Bowe - KCC
9.02 - TE Kellen Winslow - TBB 6.11 - RB Cedric Benson - CIN 4.11 - WR Dez Bryant - DAL
  7.02 - RB Ryan Grant - GBP 5.02 - WR Steve Johnson - BUF
    8.11 - WR Deion Branch - NEP
    10.11 - WR Greg Little - CLE

Pick 10.12 - WR Jason Hill - JAC
Comments by Waldman: After Moss and Ochocinco went off the board two and six picks before my turn, I was ready to take Browns rookie receiver Greg Little. The suspended UNC prospect is my fourth-ranked wide receiver in the 2011 Rookie Scouting Portfolio because he has primary receiver athleticism and he flashes NFL-caliber pass catching skills. The fact that the Browns have the same basic system as the Tar Heels, which gives Little continuity with the play calls, is a nice advantage for a rookie to make an instant impact.

But (of course) Bramel took him. The guy is like my brother. I don't know whether to high-five him or belt him. I get the feeling he feels the same way about me.

So I took Hill. I think he has the inside track for the starting job opposite Mike Thomas. The Jaguars thought they got a steal in Hill and if you've read one out of every five of my columns you probably know how long I've been waiting for the Washington State receiver to get a chance on a less offensively confused team.

With a strong ground game and solid short-intermediate game with Mike Thomas and Marcedes Lewis, I believe Garrard, and possibly-eventually Blaine Gabbert, should establish a nice rapport with Hill on play action passes. He's the best deep threat on the team.

And against the Colts late last year, I was impressed with the confidence David Garrard had in Hill on third down as well as between the hash marks on intermediate routes, which provides a hint that he could overtake Thomas as the more productive receiver in this offense. I'd still rather have Thomas, but I think the production will be more even than we think.

Waldman's Current Roster
2.12 - QB Drew Brees - NOS 1.01 - RB Adrian Peterson - MIN 6.12 - WR Steve Smith - CAR
3.01 - TE Antonio Gates - SDC 5.01 - RB Jonathan Stewart - CAR 7.01 - WR Michael Crabtree - SFO
4.12 - TE Dallas Clark - IND 9.01 - RB James Starks - GBP 8.12 - WR Mark Clayton - STL
    10.12 - WR Jason Hill - JAC

Round 11

Pick 11.01 - RB DeMarco Murray - DAL
Comments by Waldman: From what we're hearing, Marion Barber is gone and the Cowboys tried to trade into the first round to land Mark Ingram. That should tell you they aren't completely sold on Felix Jones or Tashard Choice as potential starters. According to Jerry Jones, Murray had a grade from their scouts that was a more than a round higher than the place they landed him.

That means the Cowboys had a low first-round grade on Murray, a versatile player with big-play athleticism. I studied a ton of tape of Murray this year and while there are concerns that he runs with his head down, which can negatively impact his vision and balance, I saw a runner who did a fine job of pressing the hole and maintaining discipline to keep plays inside that lesser runners would try to bounce and fail.

Murray was the only runner at the Senior Bowl who consistently pressed the hole in practices, which should tell you that, unless the Bengals system (the North Squad in this all-star game) was very similar to Oklahoma's, Murray was quick to get comfortable than any other back in Mobile. He certainly impressed coaches I talked to there. They saw him as a potential thoroughbred.

The Cowboys have the offensive guns and Murray the talent to be as productive as any rookie runner entering the NFL this year. He just lacks the clear-cut opportunity to become the lead runner. However, he does have an opportunity and that makes him worth a selection in the 11th round.

The real question is whether he's a better pick than Montario Hardesty (11.06), Chris Wells (11.07), Michael Bush (11.10), and Bernard Scott (11.11). Even with Murray's ADP at 12.08, I decided, yes. The Cowboys have a better offense than the backs I just mentioned, and other than Hardesty I think Murray is in the best spot to earn significant touches without an injury helping the others. Upside. Upside. Upside.

Waldman's Current Roster
2.12 - QB Drew Brees - NOS 1.01 - RB Adrian Peterson - MIN 6.12 - WR Steve Smith - CAR
3.01 - TE Antonio Gates - SDC 5.01 - RB Jonathan Stewart - CAR 7.01 - WR Michael Crabtree - SFO
4.12 - TE Dallas Clark - IND 9.01 - RB James Starks - GBP 8.12 - WR Mark Clayton - STL
  11.01 - RB DeMarco Murray - DAL 10.12 - WR Jason Hill - JAC

Pick 11.02 - QB Eli Manning - NYG
Comments by Bramel: This pick was both a value pick and insurance against a Vick injury. Manning has the same bye week as Vick, but this isn't a bye week replacement, QBBC pick. Manning doesn't have top five upside, but he's been a top 14 QB for six straight seasons and hasn't missed a game since 2004. Great value behind Vick as the QB15 in this mock.

Bramel's Current Roster
3.02 - QB Michael Vick - PHI 1.02 - RB Arian Foster - HOU 2.11 - WR Dwayne Bowe - KCC
11.02 - QB Eli Manning - NYG 6.11 - RB Cedric Benson - CIN 4.11 - WR Dez Bryant - DAL
9.02 - TE Kellen Winslow - TBB 7.02 - RB Ryan Grant - GBP 5.02 - WR Steve Johnson - BUF
    8.11 - WR Deion Branch - NEP
    10.11 - WR Greg Little - CLE

Pick 11.03 - QB Jay Cutler - CHI
Comments by Wood: I'm very conscious of runs and tiering when I play against top quality opponents, and in this case Cutler was by far the best QB option left on the board. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Matthew Stafford went earlier in the 10th round, so grabbing a guy who flourished under Mike Martz last year seemed like a great way to back up my Tom Brady selection earlier.

Wood's Current Roster
4.10 - QB Tom Brady - NEP 1.03 - RB Chris Johnson - TEN 3.03 - WR Miles Austin - DAL
11.03 - QB Jay Cutler - CHI 2.10 - RB Matt Forte - CHI 6.10 - WR Percy Harvin - MIN
5.03 - TE Jason Witten - DAL 7.03 - RB Ryan Williams - ARI 8.10 - WR Jacoby Ford - OAK
    9.03 - WR Derrick Mason - BAL
    10.10 - WR Randy Moss - TEN

Pick 11.04 - QB Joe Flacco - BAL
Comments by Dodds: A QB run is happening here and I opt to get one of the last quality guys before they are gone. This is a team that looks like it could be a pass-heavy offense (led by pass-happy coordinator Cam Cameron). I thought that could happen last year, but the team never really found it's groove through the air in 2010. I expect Anquan Boldin, Derrick Mason, and pass-catching RB Ray Rice to thrive in their second year in this offense. Rookie WR Torrey Smith should also help to spread the field.

Dodds' Current Roster
5.04 - QB Philip Rivers - SDC 1.04 - RB Jamaal Charles - KCC 3.04 - WR Mike Wallace - PIT
11.04 - QB Joe Flacco - BAL 2.09 - RB Rashard Mendenhall - PIT 6.09 - WR Anquan Boldin - BAL
10.09 - TE Tony Gonzalez - ATL 4.09 - RB Jahvid Best - DET 7.04 - WR Pierre Garcon - IND
    8.09 - WR Johnny Knox - CHI
    9.04 - WR Steve Smith - NYG

Pick 11.05 - WR Malcom Floyd - SDC
Comments by Tremblay: Even if Vincent Jackson remains a Charger in 2011, I think Malcom Floyd will have fantasy value as a spot starter or as a very strong bye-week fill-in. Floyd is long on big-play potential, and QB Philip Rivers can make fantasy stars of any of his targets. If Vincent Jackson leaves, Floyd likely becomes the Chargers' #1 WR, and potentially becomes an every-week fantasy starter. (Jackson and Floyd are both free agents; if the Chargers keep just one of the two, my guess is that it will be Floyd. But it depends in part on whether the franchise tag placed on Jackson is upheld this season.) The other players I would have considered taking here were Montario Hardesty (as a handcuff to Peyton Hillis) and Tim Tebow. I like Floyd's potential better than Hardesty's, however, and I thought I could wait a round and get Tebow.

Tremblay's Current Roster
8.08 - QB Josh Freeman - TBB 1.05 - RB LeSean McCoy - PHI 3.05 - WR Brandon Lloyd - DEN
7.05 - TE Zach Miller - OAK 2.08 - RB Peyton Hillis - CLE 5.05 - WR Sidney Rice - MIN
  4.08 - RB Ryan Mathews - SDC 6.08 - WR Kenny Britt - TEN
  10.08 - RB Shane Vereen - NEP 9.05 - WR Mario Manningham - NYG
    11.05 - WR Malcom Floyd - SDC

Pick 11.06 - RB Montario Hardesty - CLE
Comments by Gray: After avoiding the position for a few rounds, I needed to address my backfield depth. In an ideal world, either DeMarco Murray or Shane Vereen would have made it back to me, but drafts are rarely ideal. Hardesty is a guy that got a good amount of play last offseason, even taking first-team reps in camp. Then knee injuries (including an ACL tear) in the preseason ruined 2010. Of course, Peyton Hillis turned in a Madden-cover season, and Hardesty is now almost forgotten. It's funny how the fantasy community works sometimes. Anyway, there is always room for a talented running back, so the Browns will get Hardesty on the field. Also, Hillis has a history (even back in college) of getting an occasional injury, so there is the potential for Hardesty to get a few starts this season.

Gray's Current Roster
8.07 - QB Matt Schaub - HOU 1.06 - RB Ray Rice - BAL 2.07 - WR Vincent Jackson - SDC
10.07 - QB Matthew Stafford - DET 5.06 - RB Marshawn Lynch - SEA 3.06 - WR Brandon Marshall - MIA
4.07 - TE Jermichael Finley - GBP 6.07 - RB Shonn Greene - NYJ 7.06 - WR Mike Thomas - JAC
  11.06 - RB Montario Hardesty - CLE 9.06 - WR Danny Amendola - STL

Pick 11.07 - RB Chris Wells - ARI
Comments by Rudnicki: Here's another player that I am always willing to take a chance on. Wells is a very talented player who hasn't yet been able to make his mark as a pro, but he is still very young and most people have given up on him prematurely. He'll turn 23 right before the season starts and doesn't even have 300 career carries yet. Obviously, health and fumbling problems are a concern but I think the competition created by drafting Ryan Williams could just as easily motivate him to go out and prove the doubters wrong. This is likely his last chance to avoid the bust label, and I think the addition of a veteran QB could quickly turn the Cardinals into one of the better offenses in the league. He's one of the only players still left at this point that I could easily see leading their team in rushing and fantasy points without the help of an injury to another player.

Rudnicki's Current Roster
6.06 - QB Ben Roethlisberger - PIT 1.07 - RB Maurice Jones-Drew - JAC 2.06 - WR Greg Jennings - GBP
5.07 - TE Vernon Davis - SFO 4.06 - RB Ahmad Bradshaw - NYG 3.07 - WR Wes Welker - NEP
8.06 - TE Brandon Pettigrew - DET 7.07 - RB Fred Jackson - BUF 9.07 - WR Davone Bess - MIA
  11.07 - RB Chris Wells - ARI 10.06 - WR Chad Ochocinco - CIN

Pick 11.08 - TE Dustin Keller - NYJ
Comments by Bloom: By the 11th round, I was getting a little nervous about my TEs. Only four remained from my top 18, which meant that three teams had already taken a backup tight end. Keller was my top remaining tight end, both on his upside as a younger player entering his prime and his potential role growth if one or both of Holmes and Edwards (who were both already on my team) left the Jets in free agency. It hurt to pass on high ceiling players like Bernard Scott and Tim Tebow, and in hindsight, I wish I had let TE go for one more round and taken one of them instead.

Bloom's Current Roster
5.08 - QB Tony Romo - DAL 2.05 - RB Steven Jackson - STL 1.08 - WR Andre Johnson - HOU
11.08 - TE Dustin Keller - NYJ 6.05 - RB Knowshon Moreno - DEN 3.08 - WR DeSean Jackson - PHI
  8.05 - RB Joseph Addai - IND 4.05 - WR Santonio Holmes - NYJ
  10.05 - RB C.J. Spiller - BUF 7.08 - WR Mike Williams - SEA
    9.08 - WR Braylon Edwards - NYJ

Pick 11.09 - QB Matt Cassel - KCC
Comments by Wimer: Pick 11.09 rolled around during a strong run on quarterbacks (starting at 10.07 through pick 11.04 there were four quarterbacks selected), so I decided to pull the trigger on my backup signal caller at this point. Matt Cassel is currently 17th on my QB board, and I got him as the 18th QB off the board - I selected him right about where I expected him to go. Here I departed from my overall game plan regarding offensive continuity, as the Chiefs let go of Charlie Weis after just one season as the offensive coordinator. Bill Muir, who has been with K.C. since 2009 as the offensive line coach, was promoted to offensive coordinator - it remains to be seen how well Cassel and the wide receivers will fare with Muir calling the shots (Cassel was 13th among fantasy QBs last year, but the uncertainty on offense has depressed his value on most QB boards). If Cassel can remain as productive during 2011 as he was in 2010, I'll have landed a value pick here. I was able to "price in" the turmoil on the offense by selecting him in the middle of the second tier of fantasy QBs.

Wimer's Current Roster
8.04 - QB Matt Ryan - ATL 3.09 - RB Michael Turner - ATL 1.09 - WR Roddy White - ATL
11.09 - QB Matt Cassel - KCC 4.04 - RB DeAngelo Williams - CAR 2.04 - WR Reggie Wayne - IND
5.09 - TE Marcedes Lewis - JAC 7.09 - RB Pierre Thomas - NOS 9.09 - WR Jordy Nelson - GBP
6.04 - TE Owen Daniels - HOU 10.04 - RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis - NEP  

Pick 11.10 - RB Michael Bush - OAK
Comments by Tefertiller: Picking Bush this early may have been a reach, but I wanted to lock up the Oakland tandem. He finished as RB30 last year, even with the stellar production of his backfield mate. I really like the Raider running game this season, especially playing the weak AFC West defenses six times. This pick was more of a handcuff than shooting for upside or addressing a need.

Tefertiller's Current Roster
10.03 - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick - BUF 1.10 - RB Darren McFadden - OAK 2.03 - WR Larry Fitzgerald - ARI
7.10 - TE Chris Cooley - WAS 5.10 - RB Felix Jones - DAL 3.10 - WR Marques Colston - NOS
  9.10 - RB Mike Tolbert - SDC 4.03 - WR Austin Collie - IND
  11.10 - RB Michael Bush - OAK 6.03 - WR Terrell Owens - CIN
    8.03 - WR Santana Moss - WAS

Pick 11.11 - RB Bernard Scott - CIN
Comments by Pasquino: The 11-12 turn was better with Bernard Scott and Robert Meachem both available to me. Scott stands to benefit from the youth movement in Cincinnati, even if Cedric Benson returns. Look for Scott to get much more than his 72 touches last season - I would think he has the chance to double that this year.

Pasquino's Current Roster
4.02 - QB Peyton Manning - IND 2.02 - RB Frank Gore - SFO 1.11 - WR Calvin Johnson - DET
5.11 - TE Jimmy Graham - NOS 6.02 - RB Daniel Thomas - MIA 3.11 - WR Jeremy Maclin - PHI
  8.02 - RB Delone Carter - IND 7.11 - WR Julio Jones - ATL
  10.02 - RB Ryan Torain - WAS 9.11 - WR Hines Ward - PIT
  11.11 - RB Bernard Scott - CIN  

Pick 11.12 - WR Eric Decker - DEN
Comments by Lammey: Decker has serious talent, and could have the opportunity to show what he can do as the starter opposite Brandon Lloyd. With Lloyd playing John Fox's new version of Steve Smith I could see Decker developing into a Muhsin Muhammad type of player in Denver. Coming out of college many in the scouting community thought he had the best hands in the 2010 draft class. The QB situation is up in the air in Denver, but regardless of who is taking snaps I believe Decker could be more productive (especially in a PPR league) than some think.

Lammey's Current Roster
2.01 - QB Aaron Rodgers - GBP 4.01 - RB Mark Ingram - NOS 1.12 - WR Hakeem Nicks - NYG
9.12 - QB Sam Bradford - STL 6.01 - RB LeGarrette Blount - TBB 3.12 - WR Mike Williams - TBB
7.12 - TE Rob Gronkowski - NEP 8.01 - RB Mikel Leshoure - DET 5.12 - WR A.J. Green - CIN
    10.01 - WR Lance Moore - NOS
    11.12 - WR Eric Decker - DEN

Round 12

Pick 12.01 - RB Kendall Hunter - SFO
Comments by Lammey: Anthony Dixon is not the answer, and the 49ers know it. He can serve a role as a short-yardage back if Frank Gore misses time with an injury but he would struggle if featured. That's why they selected Kendall Hunter. If Gore does miss time again this year then I would expect the diminutive rookie from Oklahoma State to step in as the primary back for the 49ers. He's not the biggest back, but he does have good initial quickness, instincts, and field vision. Hunter does a good job of hiding behind bigger offensive linemen then darting ahead undetected for a big gain. He reminds many of Brian Westbrook and can be used as a good receiver out of the backfield. If the 49ers are behind then Hunter could rack up plenty of yards/receptions in ‘catch-up' mode.

Lammey's Current Roster
2.01 - QB Aaron Rodgers - GBP 4.01 - RB Mark Ingram - NOS 1.12 - WR Hakeem Nicks - NYG
9.12 - QB Sam Bradford - STL 6.01 - RB LeGarrette Blount - TBB 3.12 - WR Mike Williams - TBB
7.12 - TE Rob Gronkowski - NEP 8.01 - RB Mikel Leshoure - DET 5.12 - WR A.J. Green - CIN
  12.01 - RB Kendall Hunter - SFO 10.01 - WR Lance Moore - NOS
    11.12 - WR Eric Decker - DEN

Pick 12.02 - WR Robert Meachem - NOS
Comments by Pasquino: Robert Meachem is another big target for Drew Brees, and I like what I have heard about his recovery from an ankle issue that really slowed him down last year. If Marques Colston has any issues with his knee this year, Meachem could see a big boost in targets.

Pasquino's Current Roster
4.02 - QB Peyton Manning - IND 2.02 - RB Frank Gore - SFO 1.11 - WR Calvin Johnson - DET
5.11 - TE Jimmy Graham - NOS 6.02 - RB Daniel Thomas - MIA 3.11 - WR Jeremy Maclin - PHI
  8.02 - RB Delone Carter - IND 7.11 - WR Julio Jones - ATL
  10.02 - RB Ryan Torain - WAS 9.11 - WR Hines Ward - PIT
  11.11 - RB Bernard Scott - CIN 12.02 - WR Robert Meachem - NOS

Pick 12.03 - QB Tim Tebow - DEN
Comments by Tefertiller: I am fully expecting Tebow to be the starting Denver passer week one with Kyle Orton traded away. Tebow has plenty of room to grow as a NFL quarterback. That much is certain. However, he averaged over 27 points per game after garnering the starting nod for the last three games of the 2011 season. I love the upside as the 19th quarterback off the board in the twelfth round. The Fitzpatrick/Tebow combination offers plenty of upside to go with a cheap price.

Tefertiller's Current Roster
10.03 - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick - BUF 1.10 - RB Darren McFadden - OAK 2.03 - WR Larry Fitzgerald - ARI
12.03 - QB Tim Tebow - DEN 5.10 - RB Felix Jones - DAL 3.10 - WR Marques Colston - NOS
7.10 - TE Chris Cooley - WAS 9.10 - RB Mike Tolbert - SDC 4.03 - WR Austin Collie - IND
  11.10 - RB Michael Bush - OAK 6.03 - WR Terrell Owens - CIN
    8.03 - WR Santana Moss - WAS

Pick 12.04 - WR Donald Driver - GBP
Comments by Wimer: Donald Driver was still hanging around at pick 12.04, so as I wanted to be reasonably sure I cornered the second wideout on the Packers' roster he was my pick here. I have a good shot at having a solid third wide receiver between Driver and Nelson, and they provide injury insurance for one another. As I noted above, the Packers' offensive system is well-established, keeping my draft on track from that perspective.

Wimer's Current Roster
8.04 - QB Matt Ryan - ATL 3.09 - RB Michael Turner - ATL 1.09 - WR Roddy White - ATL
11.09 - QB Matt Cassel - KCC 4.04 - RB DeAngelo Williams - CAR 2.04 - WR Reggie Wayne - IND
5.09 - TE Marcedes Lewis - JAC 7.09 - RB Pierre Thomas - NOS 9.09 - WR Jordy Nelson - GBP
6.04 - TE Owen Daniels - HOU 10.04 - RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis - NEP 12.04 - WR Donald Driver - GBP

Pick 12.05 - WR Lee Evans - BUF
Comments by Bloom: With Tebow and Scott gone, I was forced settle for perennial disappointment Lee Evans. I'm still convinced that Evans talent hasn't eroded as much as his numbers have and I think he can flourish in a Chan Gailey passing offense. There were three of my top 18 TEs left, so I felt comfortable that one would fall to my 13th round pick. Tebow was the last backup QB with starter upside on my board, so I decided at that point to slough backup QB and let the waiver wire (which is usually good for some quality in twelve team leagues) effectively act as my second-string quarterback. Brandon Jacobs probably deserved more consideration at this pick as the best RB left on the board.

Bloom's Current Roster
5.08 - QB Tony Romo - DAL 2.05 - RB Steven Jackson - STL 1.08 - WR Andre Johnson - HOU
11.08 - TE Dustin Keller - NYJ 6.05 - RB Knowshon Moreno - DEN 3.08 - WR DeSean Jackson - PHI
  8.05 - RB Joseph Addai - IND 4.05 - WR Santonio Holmes - NYJ
  10.05 - RB C.J. Spiller - BUF 7.08 - WR Mike Williams - SEA
    9.08 - WR Braylon Edwards - NYJ
    12.05 - WR Lee Evans - BUF

Pick 12.06 - WR Mike Sims-Walker - JAC
Comments by Rudnicki: I'm still trying to build up my team's depth at WR, and Sims-Walker looks like another good fit. He's already proven that he can be a #1 WR in this league with 14 touchdowns over the past two seasons. I think the only reason I was able to get him this late is because we don't know where he will be playing next year. There's certainly a reasonable chance that he could land somewhere worse than Jacksonville and maybe start out the year as a backup, but I think he's talented enough to earn a starting job eventually. Sims-Walker has prototypical size for a #1 WR and could potentially benefit from new surroundings. While I was happy to land him as my 5th WR, I couldn't help but wonder if he might have lasted even longer. Grabbing a RB like Brandon Jacobs might have been a better fit for my team, just in case he comes back to the Giants and somehow beats out Bradshaw for the starting job.

Rudnicki's Current Roster
6.06 - QB Ben Roethlisberger - PIT 1.07 - RB Maurice Jones-Drew - JAC 2.06 - WR Greg Jennings - GBP
5.07 - TE Vernon Davis - SFO 4.06 - RB Ahmad Bradshaw - NYG 3.07 - WR Wes Welker - NEP
8.06 - TE Brandon Pettigrew - DET 7.07 - RB Fred Jackson - BUF 9.07 - WR Davone Bess - MIA
  11.07 - RB Chris Wells - ARI 10.06 - WR Chad Ochocinco - CIN
    12.06 - WR Mike Sims-Walker - JAC

Pick 12.07 - WR Jerome Simpson - CIN
Comments by Gray: Let's be honest here. Sometimes, in the middle of a draft, there are picks that are either super sleepers or complete wastes. Enter Simpson. I took the guy based solely on two things. First is his performance over the last two games of 2010. Simpson caught 18 balls for 247 yards and three scores. Yes - only two games, but he is clearly capable. Second (and much more of a reach) is the idea that everything could align for Simpson. Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens will be gone, so the Bengals will need new blood at receiver. Of course, A.J. Green should be their top receiving threat, but rookies sometime take a while to acclimate themselves into the NFL. Andre Caldwell is around as well, but I'm not going to rely on a fourth-year player who has never had a 100-yard receiving game. Finally, it would be nice for Carson Palmer to return, but that isn't a requirement. Any quarterback will need a reliable receiver, and Simpson could easily be that guy. I'm definitely willing to take a chance in the 12th round.

Gray's Current Roster
8.07 - QB Matt Schaub - HOU 1.06 - RB Ray Rice - BAL 2.07 - WR Vincent Jackson - SDC
10.07 - QB Matthew Stafford - DET 5.06 - RB Marshawn Lynch - SEA 3.06 - WR Brandon Marshall - MIA
4.07 - TE Jermichael Finley - GBP 6.07 - RB Shonn Greene - NYJ 7.06 - WR Mike Thomas - JAC
  11.06 - RB Montario Hardesty - CLE 9.06 - WR Danny Amendola - STL
    12.07 - WR Jerome Simpson - CIN

Pick 12.08 - WR Danario Alexander - STL
Comments by Tremblay: So much for my plan to get Tim Tebow here. Tefertiller snagged him out from under me a few picks earlier. That was frustrating, because I love Tebow's potential as a fantasy QB. His running ability is huge whether or not he ever becomes a great passer. Oh well. My next choice here would have been Jerome Simpson, but Gray selected him one spot before me, compounding my frustration just a bit. Rather than waiting and possibly missing out on another one of my sleepers, I took Danario Alexander here in the twelfth round. Too early? Maybe, but I love his athleticism and potential. He is a big, fast receiver with good ball awareness; he has the extra gear to gain separation, and the strength and body control to come down with jump balls. His surgically repaired knee may keep him from ever reaching his potential. But if the knee holds up, I think Alexander can be a true playmaker for the Rams this season.

Tremblay's Current Roster
8.08 - QB Josh Freeman - TBB 1.05 - RB LeSean McCoy - PHI 3.05 - WR Brandon Lloyd - DEN
7.05 - TE Zach Miller - OAK 2.08 - RB Peyton Hillis - CLE 5.05 - WR Sidney Rice - MIN
  4.08 - RB Ryan Mathews - SDC 6.08 - WR Kenny Britt - TEN
  10.08 - RB Shane Vereen - NEP 9.05 - WR Mario Manningham - NYG
    11.05 - WR Malcom Floyd - SDC
  12.08 - WR Danario Alexander - STL

Pick 12.09 - RB Reggie Bush - NOS
Comments by Dodds: Oh how the mighty have fallen. His value will come if he is traded as the logjam in New Orleans looks a tad bleak. In the 12th round though, this is the swinging for the fence pick that can make your team a winner. At just 26 years old, I don't think we have heard the last of Reggie Bush.

Dodds' Current Roster
5.04 - QB Philip Rivers - SDC 1.04 - RB Jamaal Charles - KCC 3.04 - WR Mike Wallace - PIT
11.04 - QB Joe Flacco - BAL 2.09 - RB Rashard Mendenhall - PIT 6.09 - WR Anquan Boldin - BAL
10.09 - TE Tony Gonzalez - ATL 4.09 - RB Jahvid Best - DET 7.04 - WR Pierre Garcon - IND
  12.09 - RB Reggie Bush - NOS 8.09 - WR Johnny Knox - CHI
    9.04 - WR Steve Smith - NYG

Pick 12.10 - TE Jermaine Gresham - CIN
Comments by Wood: At the time, I felt like this was a shark pick, but in retrospect I'm not sure I love it. Gresham had a solid, albeit unspectacular rookie season (52 for 471 and 4 TDs) and there is so much uncertainty in Cincinnati that I'm not sure what his role or opportunity will be. He was the best remaining TE in my rankings, but I feel like I could've waited and come away with someone just as good; particularly since I won't likely need this guy in most weeks with Jason Witten in my lineup.

Wood's Current Roster
4.10 - QB Tom Brady - NEP 1.03 - RB Chris Johnson - TEN 3.03 - WR Miles Austin - DAL
11.03 - QB Jay Cutler - CHI 2.10 - RB Matt Forte - CHI 6.10 - WR Percy Harvin - MIN
5.03 - TE Jason Witten - DAL 7.03 - RB Ryan Williams - ARI 8.10 - WR Jacoby Ford - OAK
12.10 - TE Jermaine Gresham - CIN   9.03 - WR Derrick Mason - BAL
    10.10 - WR Randy Moss - TEN

Pick 12.11 - WR Arrelious Benn - TBB
Comments by Bramel: This pick should've been Ronnie Brown or Brandon Jacobs or LaDainian Tomlinson. Unfortunately, I have a consistent blind spot when drafting in PPR leagues, and often err on the side of WR upside over bland RB depth. I look at the RB tiers and can't find an impressive name and there always seems to be a 100 target WR2 calling to me from the WR list. James Jones and Emmanuel Sanders were also strong considerations here.

Bramel's Current Roster
3.02 - QB Michael Vick - PHI 1.02 - RB Arian Foster - HOU 2.11 - WR Dwayne Bowe - KCC
11.02 - QB Eli Manning - NYG 6.11 - RB Cedric Benson - CIN 4.11 - WR Dez Bryant - DAL
9.02 - TE Kellen Winslow - TBB 7.02 - RB Ryan Grant - GBP 5.02 - WR Steve Johnson - BUF
    8.11 - WR Deion Branch - NEP
    10.11 - WR Greg Little - CLE
    12.11 - WR Arrelious Benn - TBB

Pick 12.12 - WR Brandon Tate - NEP
Comments by Waldman: Prior to his knee injury at UNC, Tate was every bit the prospect as his former teammate Hakeem Nicks (and for some scouts, arguably better). Now two years removed from his injury and acclimated to the Patriots offensive system, Tate has a real chance to make an impact as the big-play threat in an offense that lacked one after they traded Randy Moss. The fact that Wes Welker is commenting on Tate's (and Taylor Price's) development is another positive sign.

Truth be told, I hoped Broncos WR Eric Decker would fall to me. But when Lammey grabbed the promising receiver at 11.12 I knew Tate would be in my sights. The one problem I already see with my choices at wide receiver is that Mark Clayton is the only one from the mid-rounds with high-target potential. Not exactly great PPR drafting of receivers, but this is what I wanted to explore with the selection of the two elite tight ends early.

td class=xl1530376 style='height:15.0pt'>3.01 - TE Antonio Gates - SDC
Waldman's Current Roster
2.12 - QB Drew Brees - NOS 1.01 - RB Adrian Peterson - MIN 6.12 - WR Steve Smith - CAR
5.01 - RB Jonathan Stewart - CAR 7.01 - WR Michael Crabtree - SFO
4.12 - TE Dallas Clark - IND 9.01 - RB James Starks - GBP 8.12 - WR Mark Clayton - STL
  11.01 - RB DeMarco Murray - DAL 10.12 - WR Jason Hill - JAC
    12.12 - WR Brandon Tate - NEP

Round 13

Pick 13.01 - RB Ronnie Brown - MIA
Comments by Waldman: Lot's of talk about Deangelo Williams going to Denver. However, if a Williams deal doesn't work out I think Ronnie Brown could wind up a Bronco. Pure speculation on my part, but there's no questioning Brown's talent. If he finds the right situation and stays healthy, there is 1000-yard potential for this versatile runner. At 13.01 I'll take my chances he lands somewhere that he's part of a committee or the first-off-the-bench reserve.

Waldman's Current Roster
2.12 - QB Drew Brees - NOS 1.01 - RB Adrian Peterson - MIN 6.12 - WR Steve Smith - CAR
3.01 - TE Antonio Gates - SDC 5.01 - RB Jonathan Stewart - CAR 7.01 - WR Michael Crabtree - SFO
4.12 - TE Dallas Clark - IND 9.01 - RB James Starks - GBP 8.12 - WR Mark Clayton - STL
  11.01 - RB DeMarco Murray - DAL 10.12 - WR Jason Hill - JAC
  13.01 - RB Ronnie Brown - MIA 12.12 - WR Brandon Tate - NEP

Pick 13.02 - TE Jared Cook - TEN
Comments by Bramel: I very much wanted Cook as my TE2 (and another potential PPR flex) behind Winslow and knew he wouldn't last to the end of the 14th round. Again, my RB group pays the price for grabbing value with Little, Manning and Cook, but I think all three had better positional upside than the backs on the board at the time.

Bramel's Current Roster
3.02 - QB Michael Vick - PHI 1.02 - RB Arian Foster - HOU 2.11 - WR Dwayne Bowe - KCC
11.02 - QB Eli Manning - NYG 6.11 - RB Cedric Benson - CIN 4.11 - WR Dez Bryant - DAL
9.02 - TE Kellen Winslow - TBB 7.02 - RB Ryan Grant - GBP 5.02 - WR Steve Johnson - BUF
13.02 - TE Jared Cook - TEN   8.11 - WR Deion Branch - NEP
    10.11 - WR Greg Little - CLE
    12.11 - WR Arrelious Benn - TBB

Pick 13.03 - RB Brandon Jacobs - NYG
Comments by Wood: There are picks that are derided by your league mates and others that are praised. Jacobs, which I thought was a logical but unsexy choice here, got a lot of kudos. This late in the draft, with guys like Bernard Scott, Montario Hardesty and Kendall Hunter gone, Jacobs made sense. He's not much of a receiver, but he rebounded sharply last year and provides a solid bye week fill in, or much more if Ahmad Bradshaw gets hurt.

Wood's Current Roster
4.10 - QB Tom Brady - NEP 1.03 - RB Chris Johnson - TEN 3.03 - WR Miles Austin - DAL
11.03 - QB Jay Cutler - CHI 2.10 - RB Matt Forte - CHI 6.10 - WR Percy Harvin - MIN
5.03 - TE Jason Witten - DAL 7.03 - RB Ryan Williams - ARI 8.10 - WR Jacoby Ford - OAK
12.10 - TE Jermaine Gresham - CIN 13.03 - RB Brandon Jacobs - NYG 9.03 - WR Derrick Mason - BAL
    10.10 - WR Randy Moss - TEN

Pick 13.04 - RB LaDainian Tomlinson - NYJ
Comments by Dodds: Obviously not the same back that we saw in 2007, LT does benefit from one of the best offensive lines in the game. Behind this line, he saw his yards per carry rise to 4.2 while also catching 52 passes in his 15 games. He faded a bit as the season wore on, but at age 32 I still think he can show up for a few big games on a team that loves to run the ball.

Dodds' Current Roster
5.04 - QB Philip Rivers - SDC 1.04 - RB Jamaal Charles - KCC 3.04 - WR Mike Wallace - PIT
11.04 - QB Joe Flacco - BAL 2.09 - RB Rashard Mendenhall - PIT 6.09 - WR Anquan Boldin - BAL
10.09 - TE Tony Gonzalez - ATL 4.09 - RB Jahvid Best - DET 7.04 - WR Pierre Garcon - IND
  12.09 - RB Reggie Bush - NOS 8.09 - WR Johnny Knox - CHI
  13.04 - RB LaDainian Tomlinson - NYJ 9.04 - WR Steve Smith - NYG

Pick 13.05 - QB David Garrard - JAC
Comments by Tremblay: Because I passed on some other QBs I liked (such as Matt Stafford) while planning to get Tim Tebow, only to see Tefertiller snag Tebow ahead of me, I was in a bad spot at QB. Josh Freeman is probably better suited as part of a committee rather than as an every-week fantasy starter. With that in mind, I aimed to take another QB who may have some predictably good weeks to pair with Freeman. David Garrard fits the bill as long as he can hold off Blaine Gabbert for a season, as I think he will. A shortened training camp could help in that regard. I'm hoping to be able to start Garrard against the Texans (twice), probably against the Browns, and maybe in another game or two.

Tremblay's Current Roster
8.08 - QB Josh Freeman - TBB 1.05 - RB LeSean McCoy - PHI 3.05 - WR Brandon Lloyd - DEN
13.05 - QB David Garrard - JAC 2.08 - RB Peyton Hillis - CLE 5.05 - WR Sidney Rice - MIN
7.05 - TE Zach Miller - OAK 4.08 - RB Ryan Mathews - SDC 6.08 - WR Kenny Britt - TEN
  10.08 - RB Shane Vereen - NEP 9.05 - WR Mario Manningham - NYG
    11.05 - WR Malcom Floyd - SDC
  12.08 - WR Danario Alexander - STL

Pick 13.06 - TE Aaron Hernandez - NEP
Comments by Gray: Despite not scoring until Week 9 and missing the last two regular-season games, Hernandez totaled 563 yards and six touchdown on 45 receptions. He was very inconsistent (four games with one or fewer catches, five games with five or more catches, and a pair of two-touchdown outings). However, rookies often lack consistency, so it's hard to knock Hernandez for not posting solid numbers every week. One thing it's not hard to overlook, though, is the presence of Rob Gronkowski. These two guys keep each other from being an elite fantasy prospect, but getting Hernandez in the 13th round is excellent value. I honestly am surprised he's still available.

Gray's Current Roster
8.07 - QB Matt Schaub - HOU 1.06 - RB Ray Rice - BAL 2.07 - WR Vincent Jackson - SDC
10.07 - QB Matthew Stafford - DET 5.06 - RB Marshawn Lynch - SEA 3.06 - WR Brandon Marshall - MIA
4.07 - TE Jermichael Finley - GBP 6.07 - RB Shonn Greene - NYJ 7.06 - WR Mike Thomas - JAC
13.06 - TE Aaron Hernandez - NEP 11.06 - RB Montario Hardesty - CLE 9.06 - WR Danny Amendola - STL
    12.07 - WR Jerome Simpson - CIN

Pick 13.07 - WR Jordan Shipley - CIN
Comments by Rudnicki: I didn't plan to draft a couple of Bengals receivers, but I'm thinking that Ochocinco will probably be gone at some point and that should open up new opportunities for a talented 2nd year pro like Shipley. Despite being overshadowed by Terrell Owens and Ochocinco for much of last year, Shipley put up some impressive numbers as a rookie. He has good size, soft hands, and a great chance to become one of the better slot receivers in the league. I think he'll take on a bigger role next year and put up solid numbers no matter who winds up playing QB.

Rudnicki's Current Roster
6.06 - QB Ben Roethlisberger - PIT 1.07 - RB Maurice Jones-Drew - JAC 2.06 - WR Greg Jennings - GBP
5.07 - TE Vernon Davis - SFO 4.06 - RB Ahmad Bradshaw - NYG 3.07 - WR Wes Welker - NEP
8.06 - TE Brandon Pettigrew - DET 7.07 - RB Fred Jackson - BUF 9.07 - WR Davone Bess - MIA
  11.07 - RB Chris Wells - ARI 10.06 - WR Chad Ochocinco - CIN
    12.06 - WR Mike Sims-Walker - JAC
    13.07 - WR Jordan Shipley - CIN

Pick 13.08 - WR Emmanuel Sanders - PIT
Comments by Bloom: Jermaine Gresham, Jared Cook, and Aaron Hernandez all get picked before I get on the board, so I go to plan B, an upside RB/WR. Sanders and Earl Bennett were the top considerations as wide receivers who should see their roles grow in 2011. Sanders could surpass Hines Ward in prominence in the Pittsburgh passing game and Ben Roethlisberger and I see Sanders as the more dynamic talent, so he was the pick. Rashad Jennings was my top RB left, but I still see MJD as a big obstacle to his upside this year.

Bloom's Current Roster
5.08 - QB Tony Romo - DAL 2.05 - RB Steven Jackson - STL 1.08 - WR Andre Johnson - HOU
11.08 - TE Dustin Keller - NYJ 6.05 - RB Knowshon Moreno - DEN 3.08 - WR DeSean Jackson - PHI
  8.05 - RB Joseph Addai - IND 4.05 - WR Santonio Holmes - NYJ
  10.05 - RB C.J. Spiller - BUF 7.08 - WR Mike Williams - SEA
    9.08 - WR Braylon Edwards - NYJ
    12.05 - WR Lee Evans - BUF
  13.08 - WR Emmanuel Sanders - PIT

Pick 13.09 - WR Jabar Gaffney - DEN
Comments by Wimer: Continuing with my theme of building the second tier of my wide receiver stable during the middle rounds of the draft, I picked Jabar Gaffney at 13.09 - he came to me as the 66th receiver off the board, after finishing as the 37th wide receiver in the PPR format last season (65/875/2). He hasn't been very explosive in terms of TD production since arriving in Denver during 2009 (with just two TDs per season), but he is the established #2 WR on the depth chart there. Even though head coach Josh McDaniels was fired and John Fox hired for 2011, offensive coordinator Mike McCoy was retained by the Broncos and enters his third season as the Denver OC - he has a good history of working with Fox in Carolina (2002-2008), so there probably won't be wholesale changes on the Denver offensive system despite the turnover at head coach. The worry with Gaffney is that he may be working with a very raw QB in Tim Tebow this year, but that risk is amply allowed for at Gaffney's lowly draft position. He should easily out-perform his draft position, and gives me a solid, steady veteran to sub in during the other receivers' bye-weeks - Gaffney had three or more receptions in 12 of the 16 games played last year, and he's played all 16 games during eight of his nine years in the league.

Wimer's Current Roster
8.04 - QB Matt Ryan - ATL 3.09 - RB Michael Turner - ATL 1.09 - WR Roddy White - ATL
11.09 - QB Matt Cassel - KCC 4.04 - RB DeAngelo Williams - CAR 2.04 - WR Reggie Wayne - IND
5.09 - TE Marcedes Lewis - JAC 7.09 - RB Pierre Thomas - NOS 9.09 - WR Jordy Nelson - GBP
6.04 - TE Owen Daniels - HOU 10.04 - RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis - NEP 12.04 - WR Donald Driver - GBP
    13.09 - WR Jabar Gaffney - DEN

Pick 13.10 - WR James Jones - GBP
Comments by Tefertiller: This pick was more for upside than anything else. My starting lineup is locked up and I could afford the gamble. At this point in the draft, I was swinging for the fences. Jones has a chance to leave Green Bay for greener pastures. He can be a viable fantasy starter. The only other option would have been at the running back (Darren Sproles and Rashard Jennings) or tight end (Brent Celek) positions.

Tefertiller's Current Roster
10.03 - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick - BUF 1.10 - RB Darren McFadden - OAK 2.03 - WR Larry Fitzgerald - ARI
12.03 - QB Tim Tebow - DEN 5.10 - RB Felix Jones - DAL 3.10 - WR Marques Colston - NOS
7.10 - TE Chris Cooley - WAS 9.10 - RB Mike Tolbert - SDC 4.03 - WR Austin Collie - IND
  11.10 - RB Michael Bush - OAK 6.03 - WR Terrell Owens - CIN
    8.03 - WR Santana Moss - WAS
    13.10 - WR James Jones - GBP

Pick 13.11 - WR Earl Bennett - CHI
Comments by Pasquino: Wrapping up this segment of the draft I took Earl Bennett and Darren Sproles. While I think that these are solid value picks, I would clearly have liked this team better if those two names were TE Jared Cook and WR Emmanuel Sanders, but neither of those guys came back to me. That is not terrible news, but it is a slight disappointment. Bennett does stand to see a good number of snaps and targets with the Bears.

Pasquino's Current Roster
4.02 - QB Peyton Manning - IND 2.02 - RB Frank Gore - SFO 1.11 - WR Calvin Johnson - DET
5.11 - TE Jimmy Graham - NOS 6.02 - RB Daniel Thomas - MIA 3.11 - WR Jeremy Maclin - PHI
  8.02 - RB Delone Carter - IND 7.11 - WR Julio Jones - ATL
  10.02 - RB Ryan Torain - WAS 9.11 - WR Hines Ward - PIT
  11.11 - RB Bernard Scott - CIN 12.02 - WR Robert Meachem - NOS
    13.11 - WR Earl Bennett - CHI

Pick 13.12 - RB Jason Snelling - ATL
Comments by Lammey: Snelling has proven to be a quality backup behind Michael Turner the last few years. He is a FB/RB ‘tweener, runs with good power and forward lean, plus has more receptions than Knowshon Moreno over the last two years. He could move on from Atlanta this year (Denver is a possibility) as he looks to be a bigger part of an offense. I believe he could be a quality starter for a team wanting a RB who can grind down a defense. However, if he does stay in Atlanta then he's already proven that he can have fantasy value as a backup player. Plus, I can use Snelling as trade bait to the Michael Turner owner (you hear me Wimer?).

Lammey's Current Roster
2.01 - QB Aaron Rodgers - GBP 4.01 - RB Mark Ingram - NOS 1.12 - WR Hakeem Nicks - NYG
9.12 - QB Sam Bradford - STL 6.01 - RB LeGarrette Blount - TBB 3.12 - WR Mike Williams - TBB
7.12 - TE Rob Gronkowski - NEP 8.01 - RB Mikel Leshoure - DET 5.12 - WR A.J. Green - CIN
  12.01 - RB Kendall Hunter - SFO 10.01 - WR Lance Moore - NOS
  13.12 - RB Jason Snelling - ATL 11.12 - WR Eric Decker - DEN

Round 14

Pick 14.01 - WR Plaxico Burress - FA
Comments by Lammey: From prison to the football field is the path Plaxico is taking this year. It's a risk, but at this point I am very happy with my WR corps and feel like I can take a chance. What else am I going to do - draft a veteran bum like Roy Williams? Burress is attracting interest from several teams and could land with the Eagles or the Jets. I don't think he'll bounce back and get 50+ receptions this year, but I do feel he could be effectively used as a red zone threat for whatever team decides to take a chance on him.

Lammey's Current Roster
2.01 - QB Aaron Rodgers - GBP 4.01 - RB Mark Ingram - NOS 1.12 - WR Hakeem Nicks - NYG
9.12 - QB Sam Bradford - STL 6.01 - RB LeGarrette Blount - TBB 3.12 - WR Mike Williams - TBB
7.12 - TE Rob Gronkowski - NEP 8.01 - RB Mikel Leshoure - DET 5.12 - WR A.J. Green - CIN
  12.01 - RB Kendall Hunter - SFO 10.01 - WR Lance Moore - NOS
  13.12 - RB Jason Snelling - ATL 11.12 - WR Eric Decker - DEN
    14.01 - WR Plaxico Burress - FA

Pick 14.02 - RB Darren Sproles - SDC
Comments by Pasquino: Sproles should give PPR value (and KR value too) wherever he signs. If that landing spot is Miami, all the better as he will be my handcuff for Daniel Thomas.

After 14 rounds, this team has a stud QB, 6 RBs, 6 WRs and a tight end. The team has solid depth at the key spots but is thin at TE and QB, but that was on purpose. Once I saw Jared Cook go in Round 13, I took note of how many tight ends were gone and looked at my list of available TE2s. With Cook going off the board as TE17 and Aaron Hernandez going soon afterward, I saw Brent Celek, Tony Moeaki, Greg Olsen, Ben Watson and Heath Miller all as viable choices for by backup. If Cecil passed on a TE at the 13/14 turn I knew I would likely land one of these guys late in Round 15, so I let the position slide a few rounds.

Pasquino's Current Roster
4.02 - QB Peyton Manning - IND 2.02 - RB Frank Gore - SFO 1.11 - WR Calvin Johnson - DET
5.11 - TE Jimmy Graham - NOS 6.02 - RB Daniel Thomas - MIA 3.11 - WR Jeremy Maclin - PHI
  8.02 - RB Delone Carter - IND 7.11 - WR Julio Jones - ATL
  10.02 - RB Ryan Torain - WAS 9.11 - WR Hines Ward - PIT
  11.11 - RB Bernard Scott - CIN 12.02 - WR Robert Meachem - NOS
  14.02 - RB Darren Sproles - SDC 13.11 - WR Earl Bennett - CHI

Pick 14.03 - RB Rashad Jennings - JAC
Comments by Tefertiller: Jennings is another high upside player. Sproles was taken right before and I wanted to wait on addressing the tight end position. Jennings backs up a ball carrier coming off an injury-plagued season and lingering knee issues. He has looked strong and quick in limited duty last season and could emerge if given the opportunity. Jennings ended the year with six consecutive double-digit fantasy games in PPR leagues.

Tefertiller's Current Roster
10.03 - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick - BUF 1.10 - RB Darren McFadden - OAK 2.03 - WR Larry Fitzgerald - ARI
12.03 - QB Tim Tebow - DEN 5.10 - RB Felix Jones - DAL 3.10 - WR Marques Colston - NOS
7.10 - TE Chris Cooley - WAS 9.10 - RB Mike Tolbert - SDC 4.03 - WR Austin Collie - IND
  11.10 - RB Michael Bush - OAK 6.03 - WR Terrell Owens - CIN
  14.03 - RB Rashad Jennings - JAC 8.03 - WR Santana Moss - WAS
    13.10 - WR James Jones - GBP

Pick 14.04 - WR Anthony Armstrong - WAS
Comments by Wimer: Anthony Armstrong joined my WR bench next at 14.04. Armstrong ascended to the second wide receiver on the depth chart in Washington during his rookie campaign, with 44/871/3 receiving, checking in as the 42nd wide receiver in the PPR paradigm last year. The QB situation in Washington is ugly entering 2011, and there will be turmoil on the offense during year two of Mike and Kyle Shanahan's remaking of the Redskins' attack - but at least Armstrong has one full year of experience in the system, and he is young with plenty of room for upside. As the 70th wide receiver off the board in this draft, I feel comfortable that I got plenty of potential fantasy value with this selection - Armstrong could conceivably land in the third wide receiver spot for this fantasy club if everything breaks right for him during 2011. He's definitely an adequate fifth wide receiver for my bench.

Wimer's Current Roster
8.04 - QB Matt Ryan - ATL 3.09 - RB Michael Turner - ATL 1.09 - WR Roddy White - ATL
11.09 - QB Matt Cassel - KCC 4.04 - RB DeAngelo Williams - CAR 2.04 - WR Reggie Wayne - IND
5.09 - TE Marcedes Lewis - JAC 7.09 - RB Pierre Thomas - NOS 9.09 - WR Jordy Nelson - GBP
6.04 - TE Owen Daniels - HOU 10.04 - RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis - NEP 12.04 - WR Donald Driver - GBP
    13.09 - WR Jabar Gaffney - DEN
  14.04 - WR Anthony Armstrong - WAS

Pick 14.05 - TE Brent Celek - PHI
Comments by Bloom: I still had to address my weakness at TE and I was more than happy to get Celek here. His numbers dropped off last year, but even a cursory viewing of Eagles games revealed that Celek had the opportunity to do more in the box score. Clay Harbor may relegate him to fantasy irrelevance, but if Celek can bounce back, he's definitely in one of the best pass offenses in the league, and one that lacks a proven red zone target. Mike Goodson was also a possibility here as I hadn't addressed running back since the tenth round, but I felt that tight end was a more urgent need.

Bloom's Current Roster
5.08 - QB Tony Romo - DAL 2.05 - RB Steven Jackson - STL 1.08 - WR Andre Johnson - HOU
11.08 - TE Dustin Keller - NYJ 6.05 - RB Knowshon Moreno - DEN 3.08 - WR DeSean Jackson - PHI
14.05 - TE Brent Celek - PHI 8.05 - RB Joseph Addai - IND 4.05 - WR Santonio Holmes - NYJ
  10.05 - RB C.J. Spiller - BUF 7.08 - WR Mike Williams - SEA
    9.08 - WR Braylon Edwards - NYJ
    12.05 - WR Lee Evans - BUF
  13.08 - WR Emmanuel Sanders - PIT

Pick 14.06 - WR Nate Burleson - DET
Comments by Rudnicki: Burleson is a player who seems to be underrated by plenty of fantasy owners for some reason. Calvin Johnson is going to draw a double team on nearly every play, and that will create favorable opportunities for players like Burleson and TE Brandon Pettigrew. After spending just 2 of my first 8 picks on the WR position, I fell behind in relation to the rest of the league and needed to catch up quickly. After using 5 of my last 6 picks there, however, I now like the group of 7 I've put together. In a PPR flex league like this, it's critical to have depth at the WR position to make it through the bye weeks. My group may not be among the best in the league, but I think there's enough depth here that it won't hurt me either.

Rudnicki's Current Roster
6.06 - QB Ben Roethlisberger - PIT 1.07 - RB Maurice Jones-Drew - JAC 2.06 - WR Greg Jennings - GBP
5.07 - TE Vernon Davis - SFO 4.06 - RB Ahmad Bradshaw - NYG 3.07 - WR Wes Welker - NEP
8.06 - TE Brandon Pettigrew - DET 7.07 - RB Fred Jackson - BUF 9.07 - WR Davone Bess - MIA
  11.07 - RB Chris Wells - ARI 10.06 - WR Chad Ochocinco - CIN
    12.06 - WR Mike Sims-Walker - JAC
    13.07 - WR Jordan Shipley - CIN
    14.06 - WR Nate Burleson - DET

Pick 14.07 - WR Roy Williams - DAL
Comments by Gray: I'm not a big fan of taking third receivers, but there are a couple of very possible what-ifs surrounding Williams. What if the Cowboys offense is one of the league's best? Williams would benefit. What if Dez Bryant lacks the maturity to stay on the field this season? Williams would benefit. In the 14th round and as a WR6, I'm willing to try to benefit from Williams.

Gray's Current Roster
8.07 - QB Matt Schaub - HOU 1.06 - RB Ray Rice - BAL 2.07 - WR Vincent Jackson - SDC
10.07 - QB Matthew Stafford - DET 5.06 - RB Marshawn Lynch - SEA 3.06 - WR Brandon Marshall - MIA
4.07 - TE Jermichael Finley - GBP 6.07 - RB Shonn Greene - NYJ 7.06 - WR Mike Thomas - JAC
13.06 - TE Aaron Hernandez - NEP 11.06 - RB Montario Hardesty - CLE 9.06 - WR Danny Amendola - STL
    12.07 - WR Jerome Simpson - CIN
    14.07 - WR Roy Williams - DAL

Pick 14.08 - TE Tony Moeaki - KCC
Comments by Tremblay: This was a value pick. Moeaki showed promise as a rookie in 2010, establishing himself as one of Matt Cassel's more reliable targets. Moeaki is an athletic, receiving tight end who should be an important part of the Chiefs' game plan every week. He'll need to find the end zone more often to have decent fantasy value, but I see no reason to doubt his ability. There were really only two TEs remaining that I felt comfortable with, Tony Moeaki and Greg Olsen, and I greatly preferred Moeaki in part because I'll never trust Mike Martz to keep his TE consistently involved in the offense. I considered taking Roy Helu here, but I figured that I could use a second TE more than I could use a fifth RB.

Tremblay's Current Roster
8.08 - QB Josh Freeman - TBB 1.05 - RB LeSean McCoy - PHI 3.05 - WR Brandon Lloyd - DEN
13.05 - QB David Garrard - JAC 2.08 - RB Peyton Hillis - CLE 5.05 - WR Sidney Rice - MIN
7.05 - TE Zach Miller - OAK 4.08 - RB Ryan Mathews - SDC 6.08 - WR Kenny Britt - TEN
14.08 - TE Tony Moeaki - KCC 10.08 - RB Shane Vereen - NEP 9.05 - WR Mario Manningham - NYG
    11.05 - WR Malcom Floyd - SDC
  12.08 - WR Danario Alexander - STL

Pick 14.09 - TE Greg Olsen - CHI
Comments by Dodds: I was hoping Moeaki made it to me, but I will settle for Greg Olsen. It's clear Olsen has skills, but Offensive Coordinator Mike Martz still seems to struggle to get him very involved in the offense. Against Seattle in the playoffs though, Olsen saw 9 targets and finished with 113 yards and a TD. I am hopeful I see more of this kind of production the second year into the Martz schemes.

Dodds' Current Roster
5.04 - QB Philip Rivers - SDC 1.04 - RB Jamaal Charles - KCC 3.04 - WR Mike Wallace - PIT
11.04 - QB Joe Flacco - BAL 2.09 - RB Rashard Mendenhall - PIT 6.09 - WR Anquan Boldin - BAL
10.09 - TE Tony Gonzalez - ATL 4.09 - RB Jahvid Best - DET 7.04 - WR Pierre Garcon - IND
14.09 - TE Greg Olsen - CHI 12.09 - RB Reggie Bush - NOS 8.09 - WR Johnny Knox - CHI
  13.04 - RB LaDainian Tomlinson - NYJ 9.04 - WR Steve Smith - NYG

Pick 14.10 - RB Mike Goodson - CAR
Comments by Wood: This was another pick driven more by value than any positional targeting. Goodson was highly productive for a terrible Panthers team last year, more so than either Jonathan Stewart or DeAngelo William. With Williams likely gone, Goodson will at worst share time with Stewart. Goodson caught 40 passes last year as the 3rd down back, which insulates his floor value in PPR formats like this.

Wood's Current Roster
4.10 - QB Tom Brady - NEP 1.03 - RB Chris Johnson - TEN 3.03 - WR Miles Austin - DAL
11.03 - QB Jay Cutler - CHI 2.10 - RB Matt Forte - CHI 6.10 - WR Percy Harvin - MIN
5.03 - TE Jason Witten - DAL 7.03 - RB Ryan Williams - ARI 8.10 - WR Jacoby Ford - OAK
12.10 - TE Jermaine Gresham - CIN 13.03 - RB Brandon Jacobs - NYG 9.03 - WR Derrick Mason - BAL
  14.10 - RB Mike Goodson - CAR 10.10 - WR Randy Moss - TEN

Pick 14.11 - RB Thomas Jones - KCC
Comments by Bramel: Jones had nearly 250 touches last year, but his per game touch count and per carry average dropped significantly in the second half. But he's worth a look in this tier. Given his upside if anything happens to Jamaal Charles, I liked him slightly more than Roy Helu and Tashard Choice.

Bramel's Current Roster
3.02 - QB Michael Vick - PHI 1.02 - RB Arian Foster - HOU 2.11 - WR Dwayne Bowe - KCC
11.02 - QB Eli Manning - NYG 6.11 - RB Cedric Benson - CIN 4.11 - WR Dez Bryant - DAL
9.02 - TE Kellen Winslow - TBB 7.02 - RB Ryan Grant - GBP 5.02 - WR Steve Johnson - BUF
13.02 - TE Jared Cook - TEN 14.11 - RB Thomas Jones - KCC 8.11 - WR Deion Branch - NEP
    10.11 - WR Greg Little - CLE
    12.11 - WR Arrelious Benn - TBB

Pick 14.12 - QB Kevin Kolb - PHI
Comments by Waldman: The likely scenario for Kolb appears to be a trade to Arizona. If that happens, I get a solid backup to Brees with a great primary receiver in Larry Fitzgerald. If not, I'm playing the waiver wire.

Waldman's Current Roster
2.12 - QB Drew Brees - NOS 1.01 - RB Adrian Peterson - MIN 6.12 - WR Steve Smith - CAR
14.12 - QB Kevin Kolb - PHI 5.01 - RB Jonathan Stewart - CAR 7.01 - WR Michael Crabtree - SFO
3.01 - TE Antonio Gates - SDC 9.01 - RB James Starks - GBP 8.12 - WR Mark Clayton - STL
4.12 - TE Dallas Clark - IND 11.01 - RB DeMarco Murray - DAL 10.12 - WR Jason Hill - JAC
  13.01 - RB Ronnie Brown - MIA 12.12 - WR Brandon Tate - NEP
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