2013 Fantasy Football Mock Draft – First Five Rounds
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It’s Fantasy Football Mock Draft time people! It’s mind boggling to think we are already on the cusp of April and there is five full months separating us from the first week of NFL Football. With the NFL Draft only weeks away and free agent signings still coming in dribs and drabs, what better way to break up the monotony than listing the results in the first official mock article for the 2013 Fantasy Football season. Yours truly was invited to draft with several other big-name sites in the business.
So enough yapping. Lets get to the results with analysis from all my picks.
Standard Scoring – Non-PPR
Pass TD: 4 points | Rushing/Receiving: 6 points
25 Passing Yards: 1 point | All Turnovers: - 2 points
10 Rushing Yards: 1 point | 10 Receiving Yards: 1 point
1.01 The Fantasy Surgeon – RB Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
1.02 Fantasy Knuckleheads – RB Arian Foster, Houston Texans
1.03 Icon Fantasy Sports – WR Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
1.04 DraftSharks – RB Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1.05 Flight 5 Live – RB LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
1.06 Sirius XM – RB Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns
1.07 Fantasy Sports Channel – QB Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
1.08 Sports City Chefs – RB Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens
1.09 Fighting Chance Fantasy Sports – RB Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins
1.10 Bruno Boys – RB Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
1.11 FFLockerRoom – QB Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
1.12 Fantasy Alarm – RB C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills
Analysis: It doesn’t get as no-brainer as Foster with the No. 2 pick. Unless a head coach literally goes out of his way to say Ray Rice or LeSean McCoy will reach 300 carries this year, AP and Foster will be the consensus No. 1 and No. 2 picks.
2.01 Fantasy Alarm – WR Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
2.02 FFLockerRoom – RB Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
2.03 Bruno Boys – TE Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
2.04 Fighting Chance Fantasy Sports – QB Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
2.05 Sports City Chefs – RB Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans
2.06 Fantasy Sports Channel – RB Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
2.07 Sirius XM – WR A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
2.08 Flight 5 Live – WR Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
2.09 DraftSharks – TE Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
2.10 Icon Fantasy Sports – WR Des Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
2.11 Fantasy Knuckleheads – WR Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
2.12 The Fantasy Surgeon – WR Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers
Analysis: Jones is entering that magical “third year” where receivers are supposed to make the jump from good to great. That theory has been thrown out the window. He will likely never reach 100 catches. But in a non-PPR league, he doesn’t have to. 1200 yards and 10-12 touchdowns are my prediction.
3.01 The Fantasy Surgeon – WR Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
3.02 Fantasy Knuckleheads – RB Reggie Bush, Detroit Lions
3.03 Icon Fantasy Sports – RB DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys
3.04 DraftSharks – RB Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders
3.05 Flight 5 Live – RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars
3.06 Sirius XM – WR Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
3.07 Fantasy Sports Channel – WR Victor Cruz, FA (Can’t see him out of New York)
3.08 Sports City Chefs – WR Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
3.09 Fighting Chance Fantasy Sports – WR Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
3.10 Bruno Boys – RB Steven Jackson, Atlanta Falcons
3.11 FFLockerRoom – WR Percy Harvin, Seattle Seahawks
3.12 Fantasy Alarm – RB Stevan Ridley, New England Patriots
Analysis: Some might think Bush is a reach in the third round. But if you look at the question marks surrounding guys like Murray, McFadden and even Ridley (Shane Vereen anyone?), Bush and his new digs as a Lion could pay huge dividends with a strong quarterback in Matthew Stafford. You know Bush is going to have a big role in both the rushing and passing game. I might not get points for receptions, but his receiving yards alone makes this pick worth it. Just so you know, I had debated taking Steven Jackson here instead, but three Falcons would have been overkill. Even if all three can put up consistent fantasy numbers.
4.01 Fantasy Alarm – QB Tom Brady, New England Patriots
4.02 FFLockerRoom – TE Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots
4.03 Bruno Boys – WR Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4.04 Fighting Chance Fantasy Sports – RB Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
4.05 Sports City Chefs – QB Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
4.06 Fantasy Sports Channel – RB Andre Brown, New York Giants
4.07 Sirius XM – WR Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
4.08 Flight 5 Live – QB Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
4.09 DraftSharks – WR Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
4.10 Icon Fantasy Sports – WR Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants
4.11 Fantasy Knuckleheads – QB Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
4.12 The Fantasy Surgeon – WR Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
Analysis: Lets see. Roddy White and Julio Jones. CHECK. Tony Gonzalez returning for another year. CHECK. A pass-catching running back in Steven Jackson. CHECK. Unless he breaks his leg, Ryan is going to put up big numbers this year that will compare with the likes of Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.
5.01 The Fantasy Surgeon – RB Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers
5.02 Fantasy Knuckleheads – TE Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
5.03 Icon Fantasy Sports – QB Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
5.04 DraftSharks – RB David Wilson, New York Giants
5.05 Flight 5 Live – WR Wes Welker, Denver Broncos
5.06 Sirius XM – RB Vick Ballard, Indianapolis Colts
5.07 Fantasy Sports Channel – TE Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears
5.08 Sports City Chefs – WR Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
5.09 Fighting Chance Fantasy Sports – WR Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
5.10 Bruno Boys – WR Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
5.11 FFLockerRoom – WR Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers
5.12 Fantasy Alarm – RB Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins
Analysis: I usually like to lock up a top tight end in all my drafts, regardless of the point system. And it doesn’t get any safer than Witten. Year in and year out, you know you’re going to get at least 900 yards. Although it would be nice to see some more end zone looks. Those three scores from last year don’t cut it for me.
For the ongoing draft and the rest of the results, make sure to visit My Fantasy League.