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2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1

Draft took place June 18th, 2013

Scoring System: PPR, 12 team
Using FFWC Rules

Ovr Pick Franchise Selection Pos. Team Age Exp.
101 9.05 DLF.com - TheFFGhost Kyle Rudolph TE MIN 25 1
With Ponder's lack of arm strength, Harvin's departure from Minnesota and Rudolph's continuing comfort with the pro game I think Rudolph will be a big beneficiary of this situation. I expect a big year from him and possible emergence as an elite tight end.
102 9.06 Fantasytaz - Jim Day Andre Brown RB FA 27 3
David Wilson looks to be the #1 in NY but he still needs to show he can protect the QB, if he falters at all then Brown becomes a very nice selection, but even if not, he should still see plenty of chances, especially at the goal line. He did average over 5 yards a carry and had 8 touchdowns in just 73 attempts in 2012.
103 9.07 FFToolbox - Cindie Crain Johnathan Franklin RB FA 25 -1
While most drafters believe Eddie Lacy is the main guy in Green Bay, I will take the less unheralded RB and pay a much cheaper price for him. If Eddie Lacy's injuries are a problem in 2013, Franklin will emerge as the top guy. Until then, I see both RBs' in a RBBC in Green Bay.
104 9.08 FFToolbox - Brian Murphy Ben Tate RB MIN 26 2
OK, I really need to start stocking up on running backs. I decided to go with Tate, who I thought was a safer pick than any of the three Rams RBs I could have chosen here; I view them as more all-or-nothing picks. Tate had a forgettable 2012 season due to multiple injuries, but we shouldn't forget how good he looked in 2011. He gets meaningful work every week and is one injury away from being the clear-cut starter in a run-heavy offense with an above-average offensive line. He may be given a couple extra carries per game this season as the Texans try to keep Arian Foster's body from breaking down following three seasons of heavy usage.
105 9.09 FFToolbox - Chris Weeks Daryl Richardson RB FA 24 R
106 9.10 FFToolbox - Scott Atkins Greg Olsen TE CAR 29 5
One of my projected top tight ends this season, by process of elimination. The Panthers interestingly didn't really address additional weapons for Cam Newton, so we'll see more Olsen, Smith and LaFell this season.
107 9.11 FFToolbox - Rob Warner Isaiah Pead RB STL 24 R
Will battle Richardson and Stacy for the starting job with S-Jax now in Atlanta. Will serve a 1-game suspension for marijuana but many expect the former 2nd round pick to win the starting job. He had just 10 carries for 54 yards in his rookie season but has some similar traits to the Titans Chris Johnson which make him an intriguing upside pick in round 9. Though Pead is a smallish 5-foot-10, 197, he shares many traits with Rams coach Jeff Fisher's 2008 first-round pick in Tennessee, Chris Johnson. Both backs had 197-pound Combine weigh-ins, and both ran 10-yard splits in the 1.4s. Not saying Pead with produce CJ2K number but the Oline should be much improved with Jake Long at LT and if Pead progresses and stays off the drugs -- I could have solid RB3 on my hands.
108 9.12 FFToolbox - Ian Ritchie Owen Daniels TE BAL 32 6
109 10.01 FFToolbox - Ian Ritchie Brandon Pettigrew TE DET 29 3
110 10.02 FFToolbox - Rob Warner Martellus Bennett TE CHI 27 4
Signed a 4 year contract and should be a big factor in head coach Marc Trestman's pass happy offense. In one and only year with G-men, Bennett had 55 catches and 5 TDs and could emerge as the #2 receiving option behind B-Marsh.
111 10.03 FFToolbox - Scott Atkins Michael Floyd WR ARI 24 R
My sleeper WR of 2013. Carson Palmer will throw much more than any combination of QBs in Arizona last season. While Fitz will command the ball, Floyd has a chance to be the sidekick in an offense that will have to throw the ball to stay competitive. He showed signs of great improvement late season and all words out of camp point to big things in 2013.
112 10.04 FFToolbox - Chris Weeks Justin Blackmon WR JAX 24 R
113 10.05 FFToolbox - Brian Murphy Ryan Williams RB FA* 24 1
This was probably a misstep with PPR specialist Danny Woodhead still available. Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians seems fully committed to Rashard Mendenhall, but I still can't quite get over Williams. Part of me wants to believe that even after his major knee and shoulder injuries, he is better for what the Cardinals want to do. I don't know, but if Williams can get and stay healthy for once in his NFL life, he will have value.
114 10.06 FFToolbox - Cindie Crain Zac Stacy RB STL 23 -1
I think Zac Stacy is a steal here in round 10. Stacy could emerge as the top RB in St. Louis. With the departure of Steven Jackson to the Atlanta Falcons, there is no clear cut front runner for the job on opening day.
115 10.07 Fantasytaz - Jim Day Danny Woodhead RB SD 29 4
Woodhead is one of the RBs I am targeting late in most of my drafts. He landed in a good situation in San Diego. Playing behind oft-injured Ryan Mathews is never a bad thing, but the fact is that he does many things better than Mathews. He is a much better pass protector, catches the ball better and is much more durable. It will not surprise me at all if Woodhead actually starts 5 or so games, but even with Mathews starting Woodhead will be on the field for almost all 3rd downs.
116 10.08 DLF.com - TheFFGhost Vincent Brown WR OAK 25 1
Brown is a bit of risky pick here but his upside is undeniable. If he performs even halfway up to his expectations then grabbing him in the 10th could help my team a lot.
117 10.09 FFToolbox - George Bissell Knowshon Moreno RB MIA 27 3
118 10.10 FFToolbox - Jamie Blackburn Fred Davis TE FA 28 4
This pick makes me feel better about taking Finley earlier. TE-by-committee, so be it. I expect RG3 to lean on Davis a lot in the passing game, if he can stay healthy. I love "move TEs" who are used more like WRs in offenses and can get deep, and Fred Davis is good value here for that kind of player.
119 10.11 FFToolbox - Ben Standig Chris Givens WR STL 24 R
120 10.12 FFToolbox - Jeb Gorham Alshon Jeffery WR CHI 24 R
I like Jay Cutler's arm when he is accurate and healthy. Alshon Jeffery has the potential to have a breakout season this year and that is why I picked him up. There has to be another option to Marshall and Jeffery will be that target. The only drawback might be Martellus Bennett's addition - he might steal some targets and receptions.
121 11.01 FFToolbox - Jeb Gorham Jacquizz Rodgers RB ATL 24 1
Rodgers has an uncertain future with the addition of Steven Jackson in Atlanta, but I still think he has some value. Rodgers could be a change of pace back and has the potential to add impact. Jackson is getting up there in age and if an injury comes on then Rodgers will be the man.
122 11.02 FFToolbox - Ben Standig Michael Vick QB NYJ 34 11
123 11.03 FFToolbox - Jamie Blackburn Emmanuel Sanders WR DEN 27 2
Depth pick, but with Wallace now in South Beach and Antonio Brown drawing most of the defensive attention, Sanders seems like a safe bet in a high volume passing offense.
124 11.04 FFToolbox - George Bissell Sidney Rice WR FA 28 5
125 11.05 DLF.com - TheFFGhost Ryan Broyles WR DET 26 R
Pick made based on My Draft Queue
126 11.06 Fantasytaz - Jim Day Brandon Myers TE TB 29 3
While I don't expect Myers to replicate his 2012 season, mostly because of the increased level of talent surrounding him in NY. Even with that talent around him though, Eli has always made the TE a decent part of his offense and Myers gives them another threat. Love getting him this late as my TE2.
127 11.07 FFToolbox - Cindie Crain Kendall Wright WR TEN 25 R
Kendall Wright led the Titans in total targets with 104 in 2012. All reports indicate that Jake Locker's shoulder has improved and the chemistry should be even better with Wright in 2013.
128 11.08 FFToolbox - Brian Murphy Jordan Cameron TE CLE 26 1
True story: Ryan Broyles, Brandon Myers, and Kendall Wright were the three players on my watch list leading up to this selection. So, many thanks to the three drafters in front of me for making me feel like I am being watched. Anyway, I took one of my top man-crushes in Cameron. He is another one of those physical freaks that seem to be littered all over the tight-end position these days. He is a matchup nightmare who has the speed to get down the seam, and a quarterback who can throw it down the field. And, Cameron has two coaches -- head coach Rob Chudzinski and offensive coordinator Norv Turner -- who know a couple of things about getting the most out of athletic tight ends. I almost never take two tight ends during a draft, but given the roster settings of this league and my love for Cameron, I had to make an exception.
129 11.09 FFToolbox - Chris Weeks Bryce Brown RB BUF 23 R
130 11.10 FFToolbox - Scott Atkins Pierre Thomas RB NO 29 5
131 11.11 FFToolbox - Rob Warner Denarius Moore WR OAK 25 1
Matt Flynn, Pryor, and rookie Tyler Wilson could all start at some point this year -- not a good sign for passing production. In two seasons Moore has 12 TDs but has averaged less than 50 YPG thanks to less than impressive QB play which will be the base again this season.
132 11.12 FFToolbox - Ian Ritchie Bernard Pierce RB BAL 23 R
133 12.01 FFToolbox - Ian Ritchie Rueben Randle WR NYG 23 R
134 12.02 FFToolbox - Rob Warner Fred Jackson RB BUF 33 6
The 32 year old Jackson has missed 12 games over the past 2 seasons. He's topped 30 catches in each of the past five seasons and remains a solid RB3/4 despite playing behind CJ Spiller as the Bills lack playmakers and will need to keep F-Jax involved in the gameplan.
135 12.03 FFToolbox - Scott Atkins Andre Roberts WR WAS 26 2
136 12.04 FFToolbox - Chris Weeks DeAngelo Williams RB CAR 31 6
137 12.05 FFToolbox - Brian Murphy Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 32 8
Again, the guy I wanted -- DeAngelo Williams in this case -- flies off the board with the prior pick. By now, I'm throwing a fit. I usually play in two-QB leagues. If that was the case in this league, I wouldn't have waited until the 12th round to get my second quarterback. With each of us starting only one quarterback, some very good players dropped a long way in this draft. Case in point, Big Ben, who is still a top-notch QB2 without Mike Wallace. I would like to use Roethlisberger as trade bait since I know I am never going to bench Russell Wilson outside of his bye week. But with Wilson not on bye until Week 12, I probably have to keep Ben for the long haul.
138 12.06 FFToolbox - Cindie Crain Dustin Keller TE FA 30 4
Dustin Keller will be highly motivated in 2013 after signing a one year deal in Miami. Keller should see plenty of looks in the middle of the field with Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline on the outside of the offense.
139 12.07 Fantasytaz - Jim Day Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 27 3
As most know I was very high on DHB last year and while that didn't come to fruition, he is now in a better situation. With Luck at QB and good weapons around him he will not see the top CBs covering him as often and should allow him to make big plays in the offense. I actually like him more than TY Hilton this year and was able to get DHB much later.
140 12.08 DLF.com - TheFFGhost Robert Housler TE ARI 26 1
Pick made based on My Draft Queue
141 12.09 FFToolbox - George Bissell Robert Woods WR BUF 22 -1
142 12.10 FFToolbox - Jamie Blackburn Denard Robinson RB JAX 24 -1
Total flier, but if they use him in a Percy Harvin-type of do-it-all role, the upside could be worth it. And hey, it's the 12th round.
143 12.11 FFToolbox - Ben Standig Robert Turbin RB SEA 24 R
144 12.12 FFToolbox - Jeb Gorham Joseph Randle RB DAL 22 -1
Randle is going to be DeMarco Murray's handcuff and we know that Murray can prove to be injury prone. I thought Randle would be a great pick to stash on my bench.
145 13.01 FFToolbox - Jeb Gorham Brandon LaFell WR NE 28 2
LaFell did not produce as much as I would have liked last season, but I think his numbers will jump this year. I am looking for 850-900 receiving yards and several more TDs than his 4 last season. I think he has fantasy value and might be a sleeper pick in some drafts depending upon who is in your league.
146 13.02 FFToolbox - Ben Standig Malcom Floyd WR SD 33 8
Pick made based on My Draft Queue
147 13.03 FFToolbox - Jamie Blackburn Marcel Reece RB OAK 29 4
McFadden is glass, and Reece is a good pass catcher. Enough said.
148 13.04 FFToolbox - George Bissell Tyler Eifert TE CIN 24 -1
149 13.05 DLF.com - TheFFGhost Antonio Gates TE SD 34 9
My draft experienced "technical difficulties" with a computer crash. This pick had to be made immediately upon my log-in and I was unable to see my previous two auto-picks. As such I wouldn't have drafted a *4th* TE but it is what it is, Gates in the 13th round could by dividends if he returns to the seasons he saw 2-3 years ago.
150 13.06 Fantasytaz - Jim Day Carson Palmer QB ARI 34 9
I love Palmer as a high upside QB2 this year. Not only is he working with a much better receiver corps, but he is also joined with Coach Bruce Arians. Arians will allow him to stretch the field with his long arm and having Larry Fitzgerald to throw to certainly does not hurt his value. if Michael Floyd continues to improve, as he did in the tail end of 2012, then Palmer could flirt with top 12 status. He was a top 12 QB in the 1st 14 weeks of 2012.