2012 Experts Mock Draft (July) Results: FFToolbox.com (Ben)

Experts Mock Draft Results: FFToolbox.com (Ben)

Drafter: Ben Standig


2012 Experts Mock Draft (July)

Draft took place July 16 - 27

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 1.11 FFToolbox.com (Ben) Darren McFadden RB DAL 27 4
As I stare at this board I really struggle to understand why I hear/read folks insisting on going RB/RB early in this draft position. Nothing safe on the board, IMO and that includes the injury-prone DMac. I'm tempted to go QB/TE, but since I didn't go RB early last draft, I will this time to offer a different perspective. Still concerned the Raiders rebuild could limit the offense's upside, but I love McFadden in general, it sounds like he's healthy (for now) and at least the vulturing Michael Bush is adios.
2 2.02 FFToolbox.com (Ben) Jimmy Graham TE SEA 28 2
Yeah, I like the 'draft Graham or Gronk" strategy early. Very tempted to take Cam or Brees, but now I'll do the "wait on a QB" strategy. Double strategy at work!
3 3.11 FFToolbox.com (Ben) Victor Cruz WR NYG 28 2
Every team needs a good Salsa dancer. I admit to some fear regarding Cruz reaching his 2011 level, but also has the most scoring potential of the remaining options.
4 4.02 FFToolbox.com (Ben) Fred Jackson RB BUF 34 6
Tempted to select Vick, but I want to play out the waiting on a QB thing. Plus, F-Jax has skills.
5 5.11 FFToolbox.com (Ben) Stevie Johnson WR SD 28 4
Need a QB, but can wait after the turn since the team picking back-to-back has Brady. I need WR more than RB and no back is all that exciting, though I might have taken Helu. So, Little Stevie it is...
6 6.02 FFToolbox.com (Ben) Eli Manning QB NYG 34 8
Looks like about half the teams still need a QB so rather than settle for leftovers, I'll take the one I want. Now I have Eli and Cruz. That's some sweet action.
7 7.11 FFToolbox.com (Ben) Pierre Garcon WR WAS 28 4
The one Redskins wide receiver with a defined role. If you believe RGIII produces as a rookie - which clearly one of mock drafters does - than projecting Garcon finishing the season higher than his current ADP is not a stretch.
8 8.02 FFToolbox.com (Ben) James Starks RB GB 29 2
Yeah, the Packers are hardly a run-heavy team, but there is still pretty much only one RB option worth considering. If Starks can get even just a little more goal line love and avoids injury, could be major surprise in this offense.
9 9.11 FFToolbox.com (Ben) Ronnie Hillman RB DEN 23 R
Yeah, I'll buy the buzz on the rookie backfield pass catcher, especially in PPR.
10 10.02 FFToolbox.com (Ben) Greg Little WR --- 25 1
Ugh, lost track of the draft while working last night and this morning, so apoligies for the delay. Not sure I'd have gone with Little on my own, but I needed another WR and someone has to catch passes for the Browns.
11 11.11 FFToolbox.com (Ben) Jacquizz Rodgers RB --- 25 1
How can you not like Quizz? I guess it's easy if you're a Michael Turner owner. Everyone else, jump aboard.
12 12.02 FFToolbox.com (Ben) Tony Gonzalez TE --- 39 15
In a real world draft I can see me going QB (Locker) here. However, with the best ball format, the lacking upside of the potential options who don't have the same bye as starting QB has me looking elsewhere. Even though I have Graham, I'll go best available since I believe (?) we can start two TE in this version...
13 13.11 FFToolbox.com (Ben) Laurent Robinson WR --- 29 5
His quarterback scares me, but getting any team's No. 1 WR at this point is nice.
14 14.02 FFToolbox.com (Ben) Jake Locker QB --- 26 1
At this point its all about upside and of the bottom 14 starting QBs - or in this case, eventually starting - Locker might have the most.
15 15.11 FFToolbox.com (Ben) Green Bay Def GB    
16 16.02 FFToolbox.com (Ben) Cedric Benson RB --- 32 7
Gotta figure he signs somewhere before the season starts. Since I have the starters on two of the teams rumored to be interested (Raiders, Packers), I'll take a flyer.
17 17.11 FFToolbox.com (Ben) Matt Bryant PK ATL 39 10
18 18.02 FFToolbox.com (Ben) Alex Smith QB KC 30 7
Need a 3rd QB based and I'll give Smith's improved receiver scenario the nod over Matt Cassel role in potentially an even run-heavier offense.
19 19.11 FFToolbox.com (Ben) Cincinnati Def CIN    
20 20.02 FFToolbox.com (Ben) Lawrence Tynes PK --- 36 11