2012 Experts Mock Draft (August) Results: KFFL.com

Experts Mock Draft Results: KFFL.com

Drafter: Cory J. Bonini


2012 Experts Mock Draft (August)

Draft took place Aug 14 - 24

Scoring System:
12 Fantasy Sites square off with PPR scoring
20 rounds
Starters of 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE, 1FLEX, 1K, and 1DEF


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Ovr Pick Franchise Selection Pos. Team Age Exp.
1 1.10 KFFL.com DeMarco Murray RB DAL 26 1
Boy, it doesn't seem smart to take RBs anymore. I guess there are safer choices, especially at other positions, but Murray's schedule and his performance in the second half of last season give me some confidence that he'll be one of the top scorers at the position.
2 2.03 KFFL.com Ryan Mathews RB SD 27 2
This won't be a popular pick, and blah blah blah about risk and fragility and women's undergarments. The only other player I considered here was Jamaal Charles. My RB2 will miss a week or two and be in the top five for average fantasy points when he's back. For how long? It's not like suddenly the number is "probably six weeks, eight if I'm lucky." Every RB is in danger. I'll take one of the most explosive players at the position who's still scheduled to receive a featured back's workload. You can have some of the other guys, later, when I'm picking from the QBs, WRs and TEs who are still plenty "safe."
3 3.10 KFFL.com Cam Newton QB CAR 25 1
Just when I thought I'd never end up with this guy. ... I might be more skeptical than most about some slide, but Newton's ridiculous skills set his floor high enough that it won't be a concern, barring an injury. Subtract five rushing TDs and 500 passing yards, and he's still a top-five fantasy QB. The incomprehensible obsession with WRs in this draft made this possible.
4 4.03 KFFL.com Marques Colston WR NO 31 6
He's not the most exciting WR1, but you can't ask for much more certainty than he gives, assuming that his knee issues don't come up again. The "values" at other positions are no really no more, because the questions don't come with answers just because it's a round or two later.
5 5.10 KFFL.com Vincent Jackson WR TB 31 7
The "price" of taking Cam Newton when he fell into my lap was that I'd probably miss out on a preferred player at WR2 because of how quickly players at the position were coming off the board. It was a worthwhile risk, and even though I'm not high on V-Jax, he's certainly a plenty serviceable WR2, the type I'd be happy to land were I to go QB earlier than I expected. There'll just be some weeks in which I'll need one of my late-round surprise picks to come through more than he does.
6 6.03 KFFL.com Pierre Garcon WR WAS 28 4
Not ordinarily my type of guy, but again, in a situation about which I can't complain. Torrey Smith or Garcon? Wasn't an easy call for me, but it's clear that Garcon has developed a relationship with his rookie QB that should pay off, and he's the most dangerous receiver on a team that may have to pass more often than it'd like.
7 7.10 KFFL.com DeAngelo Williams RB CAR 31 6
If I had to set a lineup every week, no way I'd take him here because, obviously, he's part of a crowded backfield and it's very difficult to predict which weeks to play him. The Panthers still love his homer-hitting ability, and he'll get the rock enough to stick in my corner-infield spot in several weeks. If someone in Carolina's backfield gets hurt (hopefully not Cam, and besides Mike Tolbert), DAW's value skyrockets.
8 8.03 KFFL.com Philip Rivers QB SD 33 8
Ordinarily, I wouldn't seek QB security this early, especially because I have one of the top five options at the position already. Cam Newton, you might say, is in harm's way a bit more often than other top fantasy passers. Plus, I can't ignore the value of a Rivers when I'd be considering a backup QB in a round or two anyway. His numbers in his final nine games (2,540 passing yards, 20 TD passes, 9 INTs) suggested that he'd about turned it around. There are plenty of WRs and TEs left, and many are similar, at this point.
9 9.10 KFFL.com Michael Crabtree WR SF 27 3
With my ninth-round pick, despite the facts that I've already taken two QBs and 42 WRs have already been drafted, I can select Crabtree, who's healthy enough to participate in TC and the preseason for the first time in his four-year career, is coming off a breakthrough campaign and added a little speed in the offseason, as my WR4.
10 10.03 KFFL.com Tony Gonzalez TE FA 38 15
There are a couple of RBs I'd like to grab here, and there are a couple of TEs remaining with nice upside, but even with some drop-off in Gonzalez's production thanks to his age and the increased involvement of others, the old man is a safe, solid pick at this stage. No sense in passing him up and letting one of the teams right behind me that also needs one of these to settle for a similar shot.
11 11.10 KFFL.com Toby Gerhart RB JAX 27 2
Need to add some depth at RB more so than at any other position, and it's a lock that Gerhart will be involved - heavily, if the Vikes are smart.
12 12.03 KFFL.com Danny Amendola WR NE 29 4
He'll be a safety net for my potentially up-and-down WRs in many weeks because of the quantity of targets he should see, and occasionally he'll outscore someone in top group. I feel secure at other positions, besides TE, where my No. 2 won't be considered a favorite for points anyway, and RB, where no one stands out, at this stage.
13 13.10 KFFL.com Montario Hardesty RB FA 27 2
There's really only a couple of RBs remaining who truly intrigue me, and Trent Richardson's backup is one of them. No point in waiting, in case FantasySharks.com has interest. I like a few players at other positions at this point.
14 14.03 KFFL.com Brian Quick WR STL 25 R
I miscalculated here a bit, hoping to land Jerome Simpson on the comeback after taking an RB, but it wasn't a great risk, because I love Quick's upside. The next TO? No chance. This kid has good hands and isn't a problem child. Plus, he's a quick learner.
15 15.10 KFFL.com Mike Tolbert RB CAR 29 4
I could stand to fortify a few positions. RB stands out most. Tolbert may be Jeremy Shockey to Carolina, but if one their backs (one of which I already drafted) goes down, the big man's role will increase greatly.
16 16.03 KFFL.com Marcedes Lewis TE JAX 30 6
He's teamed up with a TE-friendly OC and a young QB. He's the second-best target on his team, and he's expected to be a regular red-zone contributor. He may not be as good as he was in 2010, but he'll be significantly better than he was in 2011.
17 17.10 KFFL.com New England Def NE    
Points allowed don't matter much, and whether that's a problem or not, this D still scores fantasy points, is pretty deep and has a lovely schedule.
18 18.03 KFFL.com Robbie Gould PK CHI 32 7
Cold, windy and rainy or snowy days just suck. Unless you're Gould, in which case, you never notice. Now that the Bears won't be turning the ball over so often and they have an improved personnel group to boot, this guy will be Gould.
19 19.10 KFFL.com Connor Barth PK DEN 28 4
Warm weather. Divisional opponents in domes. Improved, balanced offense. Accurate, strong boot.
20 20.03 KFFL.com Tennessee Def TEN    
Didn't anticipate both of my favorites for my second defense going at the turn. Oh well. Tennessee has a lot of young talent. They're raw, but they have the personnel to create turnovers.