West Sports Report Mock Draft – Round 16

Jun 25, 2009
Round Sixteen
West Sports Report Analysis

16-1 The Sports Bank - Longwell, Ryan MIN PK
I have two rules for drafting kickers: 1-Must kick in a dome or fair weather climate (I’ll pass on the big weeks to avoid the negative stinkbombs) 2-Must have a late bye week (I hate having to shake up my roster early in the season just so I can have a kicker in week 4 or 5). Longwell plays in Minnesota behind a good offense and great defense (good for field position battles) and doesn’t face the bye week until after the halfway mark of the season. Welcome to the team, Ryan!

16-2 KFFL - Cowboys, Dallas DAL Def
Dallas has an explosive offense (most of the time) that can get them a quick lead. This gives their defense a chance to sit back and wait for turnovers. They are great at pressuring the quarterback, so the sacks should be there, too.

16-3 West Sports Report - Kaeding, Nate SDC PK
Chargers should score a lot of points and Kaeding is really good. Plus playing in SD is always a good thing too.

16-4 Football Fan Spot - Brown, Kris HOU PK

16-5 WalterFootball.com - Hartley, Garrett NOS PK
The Saints had major kicking problems early in 2008, but that was resolved once they signed Garrett Hartley, who connected on all 13 of his attempts. Hartley’s unproven, so he’s a bit of a risk. However, the reward is tremendous because New Orleans’ offense is one of the NFL’s best. And if Hartley doesn’t pan out, I’ll just add the top kicker available, who won’t be much worse than any other kicker on anyone else’s roster.
 
16-6 Draft Zoo - Vinatieri, Adam IND PK
Had no idea it was my pick. Not used to the whole 16 rounds scene. Anyway, I don’t usually draft a kicker, but since we’ve got an extra pick I’ll take Vinatieri cause he helped win me some money when the Pats won their first Super Bowl with Tom Brady at the helm. I’m thinking Peyton Manning has a big year, and that means lots of extra points. And maybe he’ll make a few field goals for once in his life.
16-7 Fantasy Draft Tools - Camarillo, Greg MIA WR
Before Camarillo was hurt last year, he was putting up decent stats and was becoming Chad Pennington’s favorite target…if healthy, look for those targets to improve in 2009.

16-8 LestersLegends – Jenkins, Michael ATL WR
Kicker Smicker. It’s June. I’ll take Jenkins, who made great strides last year. He’s one notch down on the totem pole with Gonzo on board, but he’ll get even less attention from opposing defenses. I’ll either cut him or Galloway depending on who looks worse in training camp/preseason. Then I’ll take my Lonesome Kicker.

16-9 The Sports Bank - Delhomme, Jake CAR QB
He used to be considered a top fantasy QB. Those don’t come along in the 16th round too much, so I’ll take that chance here.

16-10 Fantasy Draft Edge - Muhammad, Muhsin CAR WR
We would have really liked to get Delhomme here – 16th round he could be a steal of the draft. But I digress….so we go with another Panther cast off in Muhammad. Carolina wants Jarrett to win the #2 job but so far he doesn’t seem to want to. Muhammad is a veteran that could have one more nice season.

16-11 Fantasy Football Extreme - Cardinals, Arizona ARI Def

16-12 Junkyard Jake - Gould, Robbie CHI PK
The addition of Jay Cutler should provide a boost to the Chicago offense, making Gould a slightly underrated kicker option this year

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