West Sports Report Mock Draft – Round 12

Jun 15, 2009
Round Twelve
West Sports Report Analysis

12-1 The Sports Bank - Favre, Brett FA* QB
Yeah… I did it. Whether people like to admit it or not, Favre is going to be a Viking this year and a starter at that. 11 of his potential starts will be inside a dome and the Vikings only real potential bad weather game is a late December trip to Chicago. It’s a gamble, but a low risk one at that

12-2 KFFL - Rice, Sidney MIN WR
Don’t think he’ll catch anymore than 45-50 passes this year but the potential is there to catch up to 8-10 touchdowns. Think he is the wideout with the most upside left on the board. Wanted Plax, though. Still, Rice gives me a solid No. 5 wideout with some decent upside. Should be even better if Favre ends up starting for the Vikings.

12-3 West Sports Report - Hightower, Tim ARI RB
Hightower is going to do well in PPR leagues and TD leagues and is one Beanie Wells injury away from being the starter.

12-4 Football Fan Spot - Charles, Jamaal KCC RB
Larry Johnson isn’t on good terms with the new management in Kansas City and he could be cut before the season starts. Charles could end up getting 225+ carries if that happens and if he gets that many carries, 900+ yards would not be out of reach. Even if Johnson stays, he could get hurt or benched again and in that case, Charles becomes a borderline RB2 for a few weeks. Not bad for a 12th round pick.

12-5 WalterFootball.com - Washington, Nate TEN WR
The Titans gave Nate Washington $27 million to be their No. 1 receiver. Washington is going to play in the most conservative offense in the league, but the fact remains that he’s a No. 1 wideout who had 631 yards as the third downfield option in Pittsburgh.

12-6 Draft Zoo - Gage, Justin TEN WR
This is the Titans receiver I want. Gage really started to come on at the end of last season, and I think he’ll be the number one target for Collins, outside of Chris Johnson. In his last three games last season, Gage grabbed 18 catches for 315 yards and a score. He won’t ever be a stats maniac, but in the 12th round I’ll take a guy who I think will can put up about 8 TDs after putting up 6 last year.

12-7 Fantasy Draft Tools - Manning, Eli NYG QB
Without Plaxico, I don’t think the Giants have that home run threat anymore, but the WR corps is very solid and should put up decent numbers a group. Not bad for my backup QB in round 12.

12-8 LestersLegends – Chargers, San Diego SDC Def
The Chargers Defense was terrible last year because they couldn’t generate a pass rush. With Lights Out back in the mix, that shouldn’t be a problem this year.

12-9 The Sports Bank - Maclin, Jeremy PHI WR
Maclin should be a huge deep threat for the Eagles this season, as he gives McNabb someone to throw hail maries to, a type of receiver he hasn’t had since T. O. was in town. Maclin and DeSean Jackson should compliment each other perfectly, and both should have fantastic seasons opposite one another.

12-10 Fantasy Draft Edge - Edwards, Trent BUF QB
Edwards has some nice weapons at WR with TO and Lee Evans but the best reason we like Edwards here is that Buffalo hosts Cleveland during Jay Cutler’s bye week.

12-11 Fantasy Football Extreme - Scott, Bernard CIN RB
I think come August, this kid will start going a handful of rounds earlier than this. I have a good feeling he will be starting by mid-season.

12-12 Junkyard Jake - Davis, James CLE RB
With Jamal Lewis looking shaky so far this preseason, James Davis has stepped in and impressed new head coach Eric Mangini in the early going. Davis has a decent size/speed combination, runs inside fairly well, and has great elusiveness. Lewis probably has another moderately productive season or two in him, but Davis is a good gamble this year.

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