West Sports Report Mock Draft – Round 6
West Sports Report Analysis
6-1 The Sports Bank - Benson, Cedric CIN RB
I go with Benson here because unlike some of the backs that are ranked higher, Benson is going to get the bulk of the touches in Cincinnati. I’m not in love with the pick, but it is a safe pick that will give me points every week.
6-2 KFFL - Warner, Kurt ARI QB
Liked the upside here with Warner. Think he can throw for close to 4,000 yards and nearly 30 touchdowns … if he stays healthy. Good value for his current ADP, too.
6-3 West Sports Report - Rice, Ray BAL RB
Running back position is getting thin, so while I could, I figured I would get some insurance just in case one of my two RBs gets hurt or doesn’t perform. Rice is bound to have a good year with McClain moving to FB and McGahee always having knee problems. Just didn’t feel there was a WR3 to take here.
6-4 Football Fan Spot - Moss, Santana WAS WR
Forget about high upside guys, how ’bout low floor guys. Santana Moss hasn’t had less than 790 yards since his 2nd season in the league back in 2002. He is the unchallenged #1 for the Washington Redskins. Jason Campbell is in his contract year and finally going into his 2nd straight season with the same offensive system, so I’m expecting big things from him and his receivers, including #1 option Santana Moss. he had 1044 yards last year and should get 1000+ this year which is more than you can say for most other guys still left on the board. He’s not a touchdown machine though, as he has only had double digit touchdowns once, but at this point, I’ll take his 1000 receiving yards and 5-7 touchdowns.
Terrell Owens is gone, but Tony Romo should still be good for close to 4,000 yards and 27 touchdowns this year. Roy Williams will step up as the new No. 1; Jason Witten will no longer have to worry about Owens stabbing him in the back; and Tashard Choice is an intriguing option out of the backfield.
6-6 Draft Zoo - McNabb, Donovan PHI QB
Sorry for the delay. Donovan McNabb is really being undervalued in my opinion. The Eagles brought in some new faces at OT, and while it remains to be seen exactly how well they do, I think they’ll end up keeping McNabb upright. He’s got as many offensive weapons as he’s ever had, and I don’t think I can wait another round to get him. Plus, there aren’t many RBs or WRs worth the pick here.
Roster needs consist of #2 WR or #1 TE…with many WRs taken already, I’ll take the #3 TE on my draft board, Dallas Clark. When Peyton Manning is your QB…enough said. This pick is definite value over some of the recent WR picks, glad he was here in round 6.
6-8 LestersLegends – White, LenDale TEN RB
The Titans did not make many improvements in their passing attack. Chris Johnson will have a bigger role in the Offense, but LenDale is still going to be the guy at the stripe. He’s in a contract year and in the best shape of his career. He’s a worthy RB3 in a 12-team league.
6-10 Fantasy Draft Edge - Jackson, DeSean PHI WR
Our debate came down to DeSean Jackson, Hines Ward, or Jay Cutler. We worry about Jackson still being too young and Hines Ward getting too old. Cutler brings too many question marks in a new system with a new team. So we went with trusting our cheat sheet. Although as the season approaches the Fantasy Draft Edge cheat sheets will change often, right now our highest ranked remaining player is DeSean Jackson.
6-11 Fantasy Football Extreme - Cotchery, Jerricho NYJ WR
Cotchery has huge upside this late. I’d never expect fantasy WR2 numbers but he is capable of producing them.
6-12 Junkyard Jake - Avery, Donnie STL WR
Donnie Avery was quite productive for a rookie, with 53 catches and 674 yards. It was all the more impressive to find out that he was able to accomplish this while playing most of the season with a cracked hip. After the release of Torry Holt, Avery enters 2009 as the favorite to assume the #1 receiving role for the Rams, so it will be interesting to see if he can seize the opportunity.