West Sports Report Mock Draft – Round 14
West Sports Report Analysis
14-1 The Sports Bank - Bradley, Mark KCC WR
Mark Bradley emerged as the 3rd receiving option in Kansas City last year behind Dwayne Bowe and Tony Gonzalez, now that Gonzo is gonzo and Cassel is the quarterback, Bradley should see more targets.
14-2 KFFL - Clayton, Mark BAL WR
With a year under his belt, Flacco might have some more room to work in the offense. Plenty of big-play potential with Clayton, who averaged 17 yards per catch last year. Derrick Mason is 35; he has to show his age eventually. Clayton might be the one to take some of Mason’s targets
14-3 West Sports Report - Orton, Kyle DEN QB
Taking Orton as my backup could be good because he will have better receivers, a better offensive line, and a bad defense. Combine those and he could be in for a better than expected year.
14-4 Football Fan Spot - Coffee, Glen SFO RB
The Niners’ new offensive coordinator is a former running backs coach and the passing game has a lot of questions so the Niners are going to run a lot. Frank Gore has never proven that he can handle all of the load, so as they switch to a run heavy offense, rookie Glen Coffee is going to get a lot of the carries. They didn’t draft him in the 3rd round to sit him on the bench. Gore has also once had more than 300 carries and that was in 2006, before he started to break down due to injuries. Coffee should get 150-200 carries and that should get him 600-800 yards rushing. Gore is not a goal line back so Coffee will likely get the goal line carries so expect 8-10 TDs. He’s not a threat in the passing game, but 600-800 yards, 10 TDs, plus the potential that he could be a top 15-20 running back if Gore gets hurt again, is more than you can ask for in round 14.
The Patriots don’t have a great pass rush, but as long as Tom Brady stays healthy, they’ll blow a lot of teams out. And blowouts mean turnovers. I also like that New England’s division contains a rookie quarterback, potentially a first-year quarterback (if the Dolphins bench Pennington) and Trent Edwards.
14-6 Draft Zoo - Quinn, Brady CLE QB
Really the only QB left without a week 4 bye. Hopefully Brady Quinn wins the job, which I think he will, and if the Browns are down as much as I expect, he’ll at least throw a lot. Of course, the only week I’d use him is the week he plays the Bengals, which might mean they’re winning anyway. I mean, was I supposed to take Jamarcus Russell here?
Harrison has shown flashes of talent in his limited playing time and Jamal Lewis (although productive) isn’t getting any younger…if Lewis is out for any reason, look for Harrison to fill in nicely.
14-8 LestersLegends – Packers, Green Bay GBP Def
Injuries ravaged this Defense last year, but if they’ll healthy they should improve dramatically. Plus they get to face Culpepper/Stafford and Favre/Sage/T-Jax twice a year so INTs and Sacks shouldn’t be hard to come by.
Perfectly good backup TE. Shockey used to be one of the best fantasy options in football, but injuries have derailed his career. Should he get healthy this is a steal this late.
14-10 Fantasy Draft Edge - McClain, Le’Ron BAL RB
The Ravens may throw more this year but they’ll still do plenty of running and McClain is a nice back up to have with less than durable backs ahead of him.
14-11 Fantasy Football Extreme - Rosenfels, Sage MIN QB
Rosey has weapons and an arm. Favre is the only thing standing in his way from turning heads in 09.
14-12 Junkyard Jake - Curtis, Kevin PHI WR
After his breakout season in 2007, when he finished with 77 catches, 1,110 yards and 6 TDs, Curtis disappeared into obvilion last season. This year he is returning from groin surgery, but is expected to be close to full-speed by training camp. While talented rookie Jeremy Maclin is surely a threat to his playing time, Curtis’s experience should provide him with an edge, for at least this season.