2012 Experts Mock Draft (June) Results: DraftSharks.com

Experts Mock Draft Results: DraftSharks.com

Drafter: Matt Schauf


2012 Experts Mock Draft (June)

Draft took place June 6, 2012 - June 25, 2012

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 DraftSharks.com Chris Johnson RB NYJ 29 4
Combine the talent, the past production, the motivation to bounce back from last year and a coach who wants to run a lot ... Johnson is not at all difficult to draft at this point. He'll be back this year.
2 2.03 DraftSharks.com Jimmy Graham TE SEA 28 2
There are a few WRs I'd be comfy drafting right here. But that position has a deep pool, and the Draftmasters format makes it easier to wait. No position presents a bigger drop-off this year than TE, and the top 2 should be gone by the time the draft makes it back to me. I'll take Graham slightly ahead of Gronk because he's healthy and likely to see more targets -- perhaps a bunch more.
3 3.10 DraftSharks.com Miles Austin WR PHI 30 6
Austin has put up huge numbers when he and Tony Romo are healthy together. There's room for that to continue even if Dez Bryant steps up.
4 4.03 DraftSharks.com Fred Jackson RB BUF 34 6
This is Tiki Barber 2.0. Jackson was awesome before his injury -- even awesomer than C.J. Spiller was as a fill-in afterward. Pro Football Focus rated Jackson the best all-around RB in the league last year. And the injury (broken leg) isn't the type that lingers. The lack of early-career carries is much more important than his age.
5 5.10 DraftSharks.com Antonio Brown WR PIT 26 2
Big stuff lies ahead for this guy under an offensive coordinator (Todd Haley) who has proved adept at crafting the scheme to fit the talent available.
6 6.03 DraftSharks.com Eric Decker WR NYJ 28 2
Hit me with two straight young breakout receivers. I think the presence of Demaryius Thomas makes it easy to overlook the impressive speed and athleticism of Decker. Plus there's the hands. Oh yeah, and Peyton Manning.
7 7.10 DraftSharks.com Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 33 8
I think Roethlisberger has 30+ TD upside with Todd Haley around. There's a lot of passing-game talent on hand in Pittsburgh, which should drive the offense.
8 8.03 DraftSharks.com Robert Griffin III QB WAS 25 R
It's frustrating to leave Witten on the board here, and I probably wouldn't if we could use TEs at flex. As it is, I'm looking at a bunch of guys I like similarly and no one I love. ... So I decided while typing this to grab the high-upside rookie and go after a killer best-ball QB combo. I expect Griffin to finish among the top-12 fantasy QBs. I don't expect a Newton redux. Just check what rushing numbers did for Mark Sanchez and Josh Freeman last year, and Vince Young in his rookie season. Throw in the league's most pass-heavy coach. At the least, there will be big games.
9 9.10 DraftSharks.com Lance Moore WR --- 31 7
This is why I talked myself into Griffin last time around. Moore was a leading candidate for my pick then, and I believe he's one of the best bets around to outperform his ADP. Better health to start the year and the departure of Robert Meachem can only help his playing time and targets. Brees' affinity for him in the red-zone makes Moore a solid scoring bet any week.
10 10.03 DraftSharks.com Pierre Thomas RB --- 30 5
A big year is coming at some point, and I aim to be involved. Thomas is the best all-around RB in this backfield, even if his coaches choose not to acknowledge it. Mark Ingram's continued knee trouble enhances the sleeper status of a guy who finished in low-RB2 range in PPR scoring last year.
11 11.10 DraftSharks.com Bernard Scott RB --- 31 3
RB is about to get really bare, so I'll take arguably the highest-upside player still left on the board. I think the poor yardage rates of last season will prove fluky for a guy with big-play speed. Scott nearly doubled his carries in his first season under OC Jay Gruden and should be in for more targets at some point.
12 12.03 DraftSharks.com Brent Celek TE PHI 30 5
Dustin Keller vs. Brent Celek: I think both finish among the top 12 TEs, but here I'll take the guy in the much better scoring offense with the better QB.
13 13.10 DraftSharks.com Jon Baldwin WR --- 25 1
I'd favor Doug Baldwin here easily if looking for a player I could insert into a PPR lineup when needed. Given the format, though, these late spots are all about upside. It's tough to imagine a consistent year from Jon Baldwin, but it's not hard to envision the occasional 2-TD outing.
14 14.03 DraftSharks.com Philadelphia Def PHI    
There was so much negativity surrounding this D last year that it's easy to overlook the fact that it finished top-5 in fantasy. The Birds only added to the pass rush and picked up the best MLB they've had in a long time. Philly has a shot at being No. 1 in 2012.
15 15.10 DraftSharks.com Sebastian Janikowski PK OAK 37 12
Tony Holm lured me into drafting a kicker earlier with his purdy words. That and I think we all realize the extreme upside on Janikowski when you're in a format that mitigates his down weeks.
16 16.03 DraftSharks.com Marcel Reece RB OAK 29 4
A fullback who played receiver in college, Reece SHOULD remain a factor in the Oakland backfield whether McFadden is healthy or not. He COULD be a big factor, but we'll see what the coaches actually do.
17 17.10 DraftSharks.com Arizona Def ARI    
THE sleeper D of 2012. The Cards had to learn the new system of first-time DC Ray Horton last year and took a while to get comfy. They allowed less than 20 PPG in the 2nd half, though, and reached 42 sacks. Throw in the return prowess of Patrick Peterson, and you have a starter-level unit this year with top-5 upside.
18 18.03 DraftSharks.com Mark Sanchez QB PHI 28 3
I don't like Mark Sanchez the player any more than you do, but I think fantasy owners are going a bit overboard in disregarding him. The guy finished 10th among QBs last year and 18th the year before. He ran for at least 3 TDs in every season so far. And Tim Tebow is going to steal his job? The guy the team asked to bulk up to 250 ... right before they handed Sanchez a new contract? Nuh uh. I'll gladly take the few big games here, where I can ignore the stinkers.
19 19.10 DraftSharks.com Rian Lindell PK --- 38 12
20 20.03 DraftSharks.com Doug Baldwin WR SEA 26 1