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2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1

Draft took place June 25th, 2013

Scoring System: PPR, 12 team
Using FFWC Rules

Ovr Pick Franchise Selection Pos. Team Age Exp.
51 5.03 KFFL Ryan Mathews RB PHI 27 2
This was probably a mistake, but I felt he was worth the risk as a third running back. A new offense and improved line should help him, assuming he can remain healthy.
52 5.04 FFToday Eddie Lacy RB GB 24 -1
This is the second pick in a row that my targeted player (in this case, Frank Gore) was taken before my selection. Then, CBS took my second option (Jason Witten). I'm an unhappy camper at this point but my frustration is just beginning.
53 5.05 FFToolbox -Scott Peyton Manning QB DEN 39 14
My cardinal rule of Fantasy. Never turn down Peyton Manning in the 5th. While my usual strategy is to be the last guy to take a QB, I can't break my cardinal rule. Manning in the 5th. Manning enters every season trying to become the best Quarterback in the game, and he has the best chance he's ever had with the trio of WRs at his disposal and a championship calibre defense.
54 5.06 DynastyLeague Football Steve Smith WR BAL 35 11
I think by this point everyone but me and @FantasyTaz had taken a WR. Pairing Cam with Steve Smith is something I'm comfortable with. Getting Smith as my WR1 made me feels good about my gamble waiting for WRs.
55 5.07 BFDFantasy Danny Amendola WR NE 29 4
My favorite pick in this draft! I felt lucky he fell to me here...
56 5.08 FFToolbox -Emil Torrey Smith WR SF 26 1
Just Missed Amendola. This is not working the way I wanted it to.
57 5.09 FFMagicMan Antonio Brown WR PIT 26 2
Drafting Brown as my WR2 is like dancing with the girl with glasses and braces. She wasn't your first choice, but at least you're dancing. (And then, in the perfect world, you see her at the class reunion and find out she turned into a head-turning, drool-inducing hottie.) I hope Antonio finishes 2013 looking like a hottie.
58 5.10 ESPN1090 Chris Ivory RB NYJ 27 2
59 5.11 World Fantasy Rankings #4 Rashard Mendenhall RB --- 27 4
It is not easy to get a starting RB in the 5th round, especially one with the upside of Mendenhall. His history with Bruce Arians should give confidence that he will be the bell cow back here and Arians will play him like he did when he was healthy in Pittsburgh. He took Arians to a Super Bowl and coaches do not forget that.
60 5.12 Bruno Boys Pierre Garcon WR WAS 28 4
Again the value at the turn was at WR. The problem was that I didn't really like any of the options on the board. I ended up taking an early upside pick. Garcon battled injury literally all of last season and it looks as if he?s unlikely to ever fully heal which makes him a risk. His upside, however, is immense. Garcon managed to put up near WR2 PPG numbers despite playing through injury. His chemistry with Robert Griffin is unparalleled and no other receiver on the team has really stepped up. Garcon will lead the Redskins? receiving corps yet again and 75+ receptions is a very achievable number. Relying on him as a WR2 shouldn't be too much of a stretch.
61 6.01 Bruno Boys Ahmad Bradshaw RB --- 29 5
I was surprised that Bradshaw remained on the board into the 6th round of an Experts league. The hard running back isn?t known for staying healthy but he is known for solid pass blocking and explosive running ability, both of which are skills the Colts desperately need. Bradshaw will come in as the full time starter because of his blocking ability and will have every chance to succeed against light run defenses thanks to the threat posed by Andrew Luck?s arm. Over the last 3 years Bradshaw has averaged the 13th most PPR PPG of any back in the league. Bradshaw won?t see as much work as he did in New York but he?ll get plenty more looks in the passing game making him a PPR commodity. If he?s stay healthy and keeps Ballard in check, it wouldn?t be too shocking to see him finish the year as a high end RB2. That?s not bad for a 6th round RB4!
62 6.02 World Fantasy Rankings #4 James Jones WR OAK 30 5
James Jones has always made me nervous and has not been consistent in the past. I like consistency. This year will be different and with Greg Jennings gone and two other good weapons in Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb getting most of the attention. James Jones has taken football a lot more seriously the last couple years and when Aaron Rodgers mentions players specifically in the off season, it normally bodes very well. I like double digit TD's, especially from my third WR.
63 6.03 ESPN1090 Mike Wallace WR MIN 28 3
64 6.04 FFMagicMan Josh Gordon WR CLE 23 R
Josh Gordon was such a popular sleeper this season until his suspension was announced, and then he slowly started to slip down people's draft boards. In a format such as this, starting 3 WRs every week, I don't mind him missing a few games - his upside the rest of the season is worth it. He very well may end up a Top 25 WR even with a few games on the sideline.
65 6.05 FFToolbox -Emil Kenny Britt WR STL 26 3
My wild card pick - already in the 6th round!
66 6.06 BFDFantasy Tony Gonzalez TE --- 39 15
Decided to go Gonzo and get a stud but after seeing Vernon Davis in the 9th, I probably could have waited....
67 6.07 DynastyLeague Football Cecil Shorts WR HOU 27 1
Blackmon might be the sexy pick but Shorts is the guy to own in Jax. Even with God awful QB play last year, Shorts performed like a beast.
68 6.08 FFToolbox -Scott Justin Blackmon WR JAX 25 R
This isn't a pick on what I project Blackmon to produce. He won't finish higher in the rankings than many of the other options below him, but he's a guy I want on my playoff chase in weeks 12-16. His rookie season was fantastic and once he serves his suspension, the sky is the limit for Blackmon as the go-to-guy in the Jaguar offense.
69 6.09 FFToday Vick Ballard RB IND 24 R
Houston, we have a problem! Technology has failed me and my internet connection crapped out, more specifically my DSL modem died and left me in the dark for this pick which was made by...? I wouldn't have taken Ballard here, but I'll try and make the most of it. Let's see if I can get to my iPhone and get logged into the league before I pick again...
70 6.10 KFFL Stevie Johnson WR SD 28 4
This pick could be flex-worthy throughout the year, or I may be replacing him after a few weeks if Buffalo's QB situation is not at least competent.
71 6.11 CBSSports Tavon Austin WR STL 24 -1
My first of two potential gamble picks, but I love his upside. The Rams are saying all they want to do is get the ball in his hands, and this is a guy with at least 100 catches in each of the past two seasons at West Virginia. He could be the next Percy Harvin or Randall Cobb, and I'll buy into the hype, especially as my third receiver.
72 6.12 FantasyTaz @@FantasyTaz Mike Williams WR --- 27 2
Williams finished at #20 in the scoring last year, yet fell to me as the 34th receiver off the board. Definitely in the running for the Rodney Dangerfield of FF. If you leave out 2011, which I treat are a pure aberration, then he averaged just under 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns a year in his other two. I think he is a good #2 WR, especially with a strong 3 RBs and TE taken before him.
73 7.01 FantasyTaz @@FantasyTaz Tom Brady QB NE 37 12
This draft is a perfect example of why you should wait on QB. There is no doubt that there are many questions for the Patriots offense, but how many of you really believe that Bill Belichick and Tom Brady can't make it work? Brady has worked with plenty of lessor name WRs in the past and made them work. The pieces may change but Brady will continue to be a top fantasy producer and by waiting on QB you can really build up your other skill positions before going for one.
74 7.02 CBSSports Shane Vereen RB NYG 26 1
My second gamble pick. This might seem early for Vereen, but he's one of my favorite players this year. Even though Stevan Ridley is the starter, Vereen is going to get plenty of touches as he replaces Danny Woodhead. With the Patriots needing help in their receiving corps, Vereen is a strong candidate to help out. He could easily reach 1,000 total yards and seven touchdowns, which is how many Woodhead scored last year. He's going to surprise a lot of people this season with how he plays.
75 7.03 KFFL Matt Ryan QB ATL 29 4
Matt Ryan in the seventh round ... I'll take it every day of the week. Drafting a QB earlier than the sixth or seventh round is foolish this year.
76 7.04 FFToday Kyle Rudolph TE MIN 25 1
... nope. I'm still in the dark with no access to the interweb. :sigh: I do like the Minnesota tight end but would not have chosen him here in the 7th round. I would've likely taken the Lawfirm or WR Miles Austin with this pick.
77 7.05 FFToolbox -Scott Danario Alexander WR --- 26 2
There were only a handful of receivers better than DA in the latter part of the season. Rivers really seemed to trust Alexander more than anyone else on the field. The only question with DA is health. 5 knee surgeries is a scary proposition for sure, but I'll take his upside over others presented at this point in the draft.
78 7.06 DynastyLeague Football Greg Jennings WR --- 31 6
A smart veteran who works hard for his QB. Look for Jennings to move around the formation and pick up a lot of Percy's targets. In a PPR setting, Jennings is awesome as a WR3.
79 7.07 BFDFantasy Giovani Bernard RB CIN 23 -1
Swinging for the fences! I love his playmaking ability compared to Law Firm who went just a few picks later. How could the coaches resist getting him in early and often?
80 7.08 FFToolbox -Emil Greg Olsen TE CAR 30 5
81 7.09 FFMagicMan BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB --- 29 4
No one will accuse Green-Ellis of being a sexy draft pick in 2013. He just does what he does - over the last three seasons he hasn't missed a game and has finished inside of the Top 25 RBs every year. By the end of the year he may lose some time to Gio Bernard but for the better part of this year, he'll be solid as my third RB.
82 7.10 ESPN1090 Miles Austin WR CLE 30 6
83 7.11 World Fantasy Rankings #4 DeSean Jackson WR WAS 28 4
This is my wildcard pick. In the past, I have always preferred taking Maclin in a later round than Jackson because he offered more value. Not this season. The Eagles will have a ton of offensive snaps this year which means more opportunities for D-Jax and I like how Chip Kelly uses his weapons. At Oregon, Kelly was able to get his weapons the ball in space to let them make plays and that will continue in the NFL. I like Djax regardless if it is Vick or Foles at QB but I hope they do not have him return punts.
84 7.12 Bruno Boys Matthew Stafford QB DET 27 3
I started getting a little nervous after seeing a few QBs come off the board and decided to grab Stafford here. I could have waited until the 9th but with everyone picking twice before me it was tough to hold off. The scoring settings are yardage and interception friendly so I really wanted a QB that could threaten to throw for 5000 yards and his share of multi TD games. Stafford easily meets those requirements and should destroy his 2012 numbers. He adds Reggie Bush as a safety valve and gets a healthy receiving corps to throw to. Titus Young is gone and Ryan Broyles is poised to breakout alongside Burleson and Megatron. Top 5 seems to be a probable finish if everything holds together.
85 8.01 Bruno Boys Dennis Pitta TE BAL 29 2
This draft presented an interesting new perspective on drafting a tight end. It?s extremely rare that I don?t end up with Graham, Witten or Gronk on my team but it happened that way here. Pitta is the next best option now that he is the most reliable option left in Baltimore. On a per route run basis Pitta was elite last season. His main fantasy impediment was Boldin who split time with him in the slot, where he was most productive. Now that Boldin is gone, Pitta will run far more routes and be in the slot more regularly. He?ll easily eclipse his numbers last season and is stupid good value in the 8th. I wouldn't be surprised if this ends up my team?s best pick of the draft.
86 8.02 World Fantasy Rankings #4 T.Y. Hilton WR IND 25 R
If you like Andrew Luck this season, which I do, you have to like T.Y. Hilton and his upside potential. Luck likes to throw the ball downfield and Hilton is the young speedster that will compliment the older and wiser Reggie Wayne. Hilton gives this team great WR depth and is a steal in the 8th round.
87 8.03 ESPN1090 Mikel Leshoure RB --- 24 1
88 8.04 FFMagicMan Mark Ingram RB NO 25 1
A couple of gentlemen, who know much more than I and whose opinions I greatly respect, are both expecting huge things from Ingram this season. Sean Payton is back running the show, and Payton is a huge Ingram supporter. Ingram is finally healthy, and if he finally plays up to his 1st-round pedigree this pick could win me the league.
89 8.05 FFToolbox -Emil Anquan Boldin WR SF 34 9
90 8.06 BFDFantasy Russell Wilson QB SEA 26 R
Pick made based on My Draft Queue
91 8.07 DynastyLeague Football Jeremy Maclin WR KC 26 3
This came down to Maclin or Michael Floyd and chose Maclin because I thought Floyd would last until my next pick. He didn't, he went with the pick right after mine.
92 8.08 FFToolbox -Scott Michael Floyd WR ARI 25 R
I think 8th-9th round definitely qualifies as a sleeper and Michael Floyd is my sleeper WR2 of the year. Pedigree+talent+opportunity = Fantasy Breakout potential. Carson Palmer and the lack of a real run game means big things for Arizona's passing game this year and while Fitz will command the ball, Floyd makes for a great second read in the passing game. Top 25 season coming for Michael Floyd.
93 8.09 FFToday Lance Moore WR --- 31 7
There's no harm in having receivers from high-powered passing offenses on your fantasy team.
94 8.10 KFFL Denarius Moore WR OAK 26 1
I wanted a boom-or-bust pick at wideout, and Moore is just that. I am unsure of what to expect from Matt Flynn. He has to throw to someone, right? Moore is the most physically gifted receiver Oakland has to offer.
95 8.11 CBSSports Andre Brown RB --- 28 3
David Wilson is the guy to target for the Giants this year, but Brown will get his share of carries in this tandem. And Brown should be the one working at the goal line, and he could also be used more than expected in passing situations if Wilson struggles in pass protection. I was fine getting him here as my fourth running back.
96 8.12 FantasyTaz @@FantasyTaz Bernard Pierce RB JAX 23 R
Pierce is getting a lot of attention and with good reason. He looked really good with his limited chances last year and should get even more this year. Rice has averaged over 375 touches in each of his last 4 seasons, and the team will do what it is has to try and lessen that load. Pierce wont get 15 touches a game unless Rice goes down, but if he can average 12 touches a game and see an increase in receptions he is good value here. Of course nothing is guaranteed, but as my RB4, there really is not much risk with the pick.
97 9.01 FantasyTaz @@FantasyTaz Kendall Wright WR TEN 25 R
I was really hoping Lance Moore would fall to me here but Mike Krueger of FFToday beat me to him. With Moore off the board, I went to my next WR in Wright. Wright had a solid rookie season, especially when you consider the up and down play of QB Jake Locker. But ultimately it is the play of Locker that scares me a little with this pick, just not a fan of Locker's. But if Wright can build on his rookie season even a little then he can move into WR3 territory.
98 9.02 CBSSports Andrew Luck QB IND 25 R
This felt like a good spot to take a QB since I wasn't sure any of my remaining Top 12 options -- Luck, Robert Griffin III, Colin Kaepernick or Tony Romo -- would make it back to me in Round 10. Turns out I was right, and I like Luck going into his second year and being reunited with his college offensive coordinator in Pep Hamilton.
99 9.03 KFFL Vernon Davis TE SF 31 6
Davis was awful last year with Colin Kaepernick under center, but he is in position to excel with Michael Crabtree out for what should be nearly the entire season.
100 9.04 FFToday Jermichael Finley TE --- 28 4
I wanted Vernon Davis here in a very bad way. Nice pick by KFFL.