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I landed the  first overall pick in the draft.

 


Seventh Round Pick
:  Brent Celek, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
With essentially a rookie QB under center, Celek is going to be a security blanket for Kolb. I expect a lot of receptions and looks in the red zone.

 

Roster:
QB1:  Brett Favre
RB1  Adrian Peterson
RB2:  Ryan Mathews
RB3:  Joseph Addai
WR1:  Brandon Marshall
WR2:  Chad Ochocinco
TE1:  Brent Celek

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Sixth Round Pick
:  Brett Favre, QB, Minnesota Vikings
I am not from the camp that believes that Favre’s retirement is for real. With all the weapons he has at his disposal in Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin, Bernard Berrian, Visanthe Shiancoe, and Adrian Peterson, Favre should turn in another big year.

 

Roster:
QB1:  Brett Favre
RB1  Adrian Peterson
RB2:  Ryan Mathews
RB3:  Joseph Addai
WR1:  Brandon Marshall
WR2:  Chad Ochocinco

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Fifth Round Pick
:  Joseph Addai, Indianapolis Colts
Taking a rookie RB, even if he is in a great situation like Mattews, is a bit risky. Addai is a productive back, and perhaps even more important, one that Manning trusts. He can produce on the ground and through the air. Quality RBs are drying up, meaning I wouldn’t get a good RB3 the next time my picks swing around, so I am filling the need now.

 

Roster:
RB1  Adrian Peterson
RB2:  Ryan Mathews
RB3:  Joseph Addai
WR1:  Brandon Marshall
WR2:  Chad Ochocinco

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Fourth Round Pick
:  Chad Ochocinco, Cincinnati Bengals
Ocho bounced back last year and I think he’s motivated to play well so he can stay in the limelight. T.O.’s arrival could take some of his production, but this is still a guy who is capable of 1200 receiving yards and 8 TDs.

 

Roster:
RB1  Adrian Peterson
RB2:  Ryan Mathews
WR1:  Brandon Marshall
WR2:  Chad Ochocinco

2010 Mock Draft Number 2

4 August 2010


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As I prepare for fantasy drafts each year, I love to do mock drafts at Mock Draft Central to help me prepare for what I should expect in my actual drafts. Here’s a look at him my second mock draft went.

 

QB Jay Cutler
QB Matthew Stafford
RB Michael Turner
RB Jonathan Stewart
RB Fred Jackson
RB Toby Gerhart
WR Miles Austin
WR Chad Ochocinco
WR Dwayne Bowe
WR Santonio Holmes
WR Terrell Owens
TE Zach Miller
TE Dustin Keller
K Matt Prater
DEF Dallas Cowboys

 

Once again my strength is my WR depth. I could conceivably have five of the top 25 or 30 fantasy WRs in the league. I have good depth at TE. My RB starters are solid, but it’s a little scary. I could have 40 INTs from my two QBs. I’m satisfied with the team.

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Third Round Pick
:  Ryan Mathews
Mathews is stepping into a perfect situation. He will get the bulk of the carries in a potent offense. He should get most of the carries at the stripe.

Roster:
RB1  Adrian Peterson
RB2:  Ryan Mathews
WR2  Brandon Marshall

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Second Round Pick
:  Brandon Marshall
Brandon Marshall didn’t skip a beat when he went from Cutler to Orton or from Shanahan to McDaniels. Sure, he’s a bit of a pain, but the dude can flat out play football. He’s a virtual lock for 100 catches, and even though this isn’t a PPR league, securing a premier WR here is the direction I’m going in.

Roster:
RB1  Adrian Peterson
WR2  Brandon Marshall

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As I prepare for fantasy drafts each year, I love to do mock drafts at Mock Draft Central to help me prepare for what I should expect in my actual drafts. Here’s a look at him my first mock draft went.

 

R1 P1 RB Adrian Peterson, MIN
R2 P12 WR Brandon Marshall, MIA
R3 P1 WR Roddy White, ATL
R4 P12 RB Joseph Addai, IND
R5 P1 RB Brandon Jacobs, NYG
R6 P12 QB Kevin Kolb, PHI
R7 P1 WR Jeremy Maclin, PHI
R8 P12 WR Santonio Holmes, NYJ
R9 P1 RB Thomas Jones, KC
R10 P12 QB Matthew Stafford, DET
R11 P1 TE Dustin Keller, NYJ
R12 P12 TE Greg Olsen, CHI
R13 P1 DEF San Francisco 49ers, SF
R14 P12 RB Lynell Hamilton, NO
R15 P1 K Shayne Graham, BAL

 

Basically I made my WRs a strength by getting the quartet of Brandon Marshall, Roddy White, Jeremy Maclin, and Santonio Holmes. My first four RBs (AP, Addai, Jacobs, and T. Jones) could all conceivably go for double-digit TDs. I added Lynell Hamilton as a late round sleeper, hoping he could fill the Mike Bell void. I took a gamble at QB with Kolb and Stafford. I nailed down two decent TEs and added a defense that plays St. Louis and Seattle twice and features the best defensive player in the game. Oh, and I took a kicker.

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First Round Pick
:  Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings

 

I believe Peterson, Chris Johnson, and Maurice Jones-Drew are pretty much on the sane level. I expect Chris Johnson to see a decrease in his workload after such a heavy one last year. MJD proved he could be the feature back, but doesn’t get enough help. Meanwhile, Peterson had a monster year despite Favre & Co. taking the lead role in the offense. I think the Vikes run more and pass less this year, which should be huge for All Day.

 

Yesterday I posted my first round mock for non-PPR leagues. Today I tackle the first round for PPR leagues.

 

1. Maurice Jones-Drew – I have him as my #2 in non-PPR leagues and his receiving ability is enough to put MoJo over the top. Not only is he a TD machine, he’s good for 40-60 receptions every year.

 

2.  Adrian Peterson – I’m just reversing the order moving All Day to #2. Not only did he catch a career high 43 passes last year, but Chester Taylor moved on to Chicago meaning that number could increase again.

 

3.  Chris Johnson – For the time being Johnson will stay at #3 in the ppr format as well. He has 93 catches in two seasons, not to mention the 2000 yard season, nearly 4000 total yards, and 26 total TDs. His biggest concern is the threat of a holdout.

 

4.  Frank Gore – Gore is an explosive back that is a nightmare both running and catching the ball out of the backfield. The Niners are committed to the offense, adding a tackle and a guard in the first round of this year’s draft.

 

5.  Steven Jackson – Jackson could lead all RBs in catches with rookie QB Sam Bradford using him as a safety net. He could approach 2000+ total yards. If he can find the end zone, he could climb even further up the list.

 

6.  Ray Rice – Rice is another good bet to lead RBs in receptions. He is very elusive. If it weren’t for Willis McGahee stealing looks at the goal line, he could be be a top three back.

 

7.  Andre Johnson – Johnson will likely catch 100 passes for 1500 yards and eight TDs. That’s a heck of a foundation for a team.

 

8.  Michael Turner – So he doesn’t catch the ball out of the backfield. What he does do, though, is score TDs. He has 27 TDs in 27 games for the Falcons.

 

9.  Larry Fitzgerald – It’s a little worrisome that Matt Leinart is replacing Kurt Warner, but Fitz is truly a special athlete. He has great hands, leaping ability, and body control. He may not reach the 1400 yards and 10 TDs you’ve come to expect over the years, but he’ll still be highly productive.

 

10.  Reggie Wayne – Even when players emerge around him, he still manages to catch 100 balls for 1264 yards and 10 TDs. With Dallas Clark, Pierre Garcon and others  in the mix, it will be hard to double Wayne. He’ll chew up single-coverage.

 

11.   Brandon Marshall – Marshall has caught 100+ passes the last three years, and actually has an upgrade at QB (Henne) over last year (Orton). Hopefully his new home in Miami will keep him focused on football and away from the sideshow antics.

 

12.  Aaron Rodgers – Even in a PPR league, there is something to be said of a QB with Rodgers’ skill level, a ton of weapons, a good system, and the ability to provide bonus points with his feet.

 

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