West Sports Report Mock Draft – Round 15
West Sports Report Analysis
15-1 Junkyard Jake - Sanchez, Mark NYJ QB
Rookie QBs are always a risky proposition, but then again, so is Jake Delhomme, he is probably the next best option at this point. Kellen Clemens just doesn’t seem to compare to Sanchez in terms of potential, so there is a decent chance that the rookie starts from week 1.
15-2 Fantasy Football Extreme - Celek, Brent PHI TE
This could be a breakout year for Celek. Things are getting thin, so time to grab a back-up TE.
15-3 Fantasy Draft Edge - Gostkowski, Stephen NEP PK
Last round, need a kicker.
15-4 The Sports Bank - Rackers, Neil ARI PK
As a former University of Illinois student, during the dark years of the mid-to-late 90s, we didn’t have much to cheer for. Neil Rackers was our hero. For giving us ANYTHING to have fun with that season, I make it a point to draft him as my kicker every fantasy football season. After all, the difference in ppg for kickers is something like 2 from top-to-bottom on average, so it isn’t like this is hurting me one way or another.
I’ll take a shot on another of Bill’s aging veterans. With Moss and Welker commanding the majority of the attention, Galloway could have one last fantasy relevant season.
15-6 Fantasy Draft Tools - Crosby, Mason GBP PK
The draft is nearing the end, so let’s take a kicker before the kicker spree starts…I know he’ll be kicking with the elements late in the year, but i like his potential to put up decent points which make me pick him over so many other kickers (besides, there not much of a difference in points by kickers, so its about preference).
15-7 Draft Zoo - Britt, Kenny TEN WR
It’s my last pick, so why not take another huge chance on a rookie wideout. Britt could end up being more productive than Justin Gage, whom I also have. He comes from a pro system and has nice size for the red zone. I just don’t like taking backup tight ends or kickers in the draft. I prefer to trade two good players for one better guy, and then use my extra roster spot to find a kicker. And I’m not worried about my tight end not having a backup. I’m just skeptical of my receivers, and Britt seems to have the most upside of anyone left.
15-8 WalterFootball.com - Bush, Michael OAK RB
Michael Bush could be the best pure runner on the Raiders. If Darren McFadden gets hurt again, Bush could get 20 carries every game behind a good run-blocking offensive line
I normally don’t like taking backup tight ends, but Watson has too much upside. The last time the Pats had a blocking tight end and Watson could focus mostly on pass catching, he had 643 yards. If he gets 500 this year, I’ll be happy with him as a TE2/trade bait.
15-10 West Sports Report - Choice, Tashard DAL RB
Choice is a Marion Barber injury away from getting signficant carries. I’ll take that.
15-11 KFFL -Bironas, Rob TEN PK
I needed a kicker with this pick. He is the highest on my board. He has demonstrated great accuracy over the last two seasons. He’s part of an offense that could struggle moving the ball once it gets near the end zone, and he has the leg strength to hit the long field goals.
15-12 The Sports Bank - Pettigrew, Brandon DET TE
A) It’s the 15th round… it’s time to take a chance. B) Brandon Pettigrew has the size and talent to be the next Tony Gonzalez (who also happens to be on my team). C)While there are more TE’s to go around than even two years ago, the position is still weak; If I have two top TE’s on my team, I can turn one of them into something I need.