West Sports Report Mock Draft – Round 11
West Sports Report Analysis
11-1 Junkyard Jake - Jets, New York NYJ Def
It looks like a good number of defenses have already been selected, so maybe they will be valued higher this year. The Jets are already a solid unit, and now under the helm of former Ravens coordinater Rex Ryan, and his LB coach from Baltimore Mike Pettine, they could take an extra step in terms of fantasy significance.
11-2 Fantasy Football Extreme - Austin, Miles DAL WR
Even though I like Austin, I’m not extremely pleased having to pick him this early. The later round WRs vanished quickly.
11-3 Fantasy Draft Edge - Smith, Steve NYG WR
As of now, and of course there is a long way to go, Steve Smith is a starting WR for the Giants. We so no reason that will change and are excited to have a player entering his 3rd season (often a breakout year for guys) on a quality offense.
11-4 The Sports Bank - Taylor, Chester MIN RB
I figure that he still will get a decent amount of milage…but make no mistake, with All-Day Peterson and Percy Harvin leaching touches too, this is purely a speculative pick based on the health of those two players over the course of a 16 game season.
Assuming he gets Derrick Ward 2008 touches with the G-Men, Bradshaw should be good for 600-800 yards. If Jacobs misses his traditional few games to injury, Bradshaw could possibly be used as a RB2 until he returns.
11-6 Fantasy Draft Tools - Vikings, Minnesota MIN Def
11-7 Draft Zoo - Miller, Heath PIT TE
I need a TE, and Heath Miller is my highest rated guy at that position. I think Roethlisberger will have another very strong year, and Miller should be good for 5-8 TDs. I think he’s a decent pickup in the eleventh.
11-8 WalterFootball.com - Graham, Earnest TBB RB
I was pretty shocked to see Earnest Graham still available. He’ll have to split carries with Derrick Ward, but both backs will be running behind one of the better offensive lines in the NFL. Graham will get all the goal-line carries, and if Ward (whom I also have) goes down, Graham has top RB15 potential.
In every fantasy league, I like to take either the Giants’, the Eagles’, the Ravens’, or the Steelers’ defense just because I think those 4 are far and away the best defenses for fantasy purposes. The Eagles are the only one of those left and with no major needs, I take the defense that had 15 picks, 48 sacks, allowed only 18.1 ppg, and has a great kick return squad with Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson.
11-10 West Sports Report - McGahee, Willis BAL RB
Taking McGahee here is just insurance just in case Ray Rice doesn’t pan out.
11-11 KFFL - Washington, Leon NYJ RB
Washington has decent upside in the NY offense. He won’t be a weekly play but as a matchup guy, I can use him against teams weak against shifty receiving backs. He’s going to get 10-plus touches per game, and he has the ability to take any for touchdowns. As a No. 4 back, he offers the most upside of the available running backs.
11-12 The Sports Bank - Burress, Plaxico FA* WR
As a person, I dislike Plaxico more than most, but now that it looks like he is going to see the field this year I have to be pleased with a potential #1 WR in the 11th round.