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2012 Experts Mock Draft (July)

Draft took place July 16 - 27

Scoring System:
12 Fantasy Sites square off with PPR scoring
20 rounds
Starters of 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE, 1FLEX, 1K, and 1DEF

Ovr Pick Franchise Selection Pos. Team Age Exp.
101 9.05 @draftcalc Santonio Holmes WR CHI 30 6
Holmes has solid value this season and I'm pleased to land him in the 9th and 10th round range this season.
102 9.06 (Matt) @FFToolbox Ryan Williams RB DAL 24 1
Williams is a better back than Wells. He has to stay healthy to prove it though.
103 9.07 @2MugsFF Jared Cook TE STL 27 3
Value. No Britt? No problem. This is an opportunity for Cook to shine.
104 9.08 @FF_Today Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 27 3
I've been drafting DHB as a WR3 in a few mock drafts, so I'm happy to add him as a WR4 here. Denarius Moore is getting a lot of props as a potential breakout candidate, and while I think Moore is perhaps the more likely to do that, I'd say the competition is a lot closer than most people think. That makes grabbing DHB two rounds later a value pick to me. Since Carson Palmer was on board for the second half of last season, there was a clear uptick in DHB's targets, output, and he was more consistent. I'm expecting that to carry over into this season.
105 9.09 @thehuddle Brandon Pettigrew TE DET 29 3
Would have toyed with DHB here and a TE next round, but I have no issue "settling" for a talented TE who could very well be the No. 2 receiver on his pass-happy team.
106 9.10 @JameyEisenberg Mikel Leshoure RB DET 24 1
Lots of ways to go with this pick, but I like Leshoure a lot. I think he will easily be Detroit's best RB this season.
107 9.11 (Ben) @BenStandig Ronnie Hillman RB DEN 22 R
Yeah, I'll buy the buzz on the rookie backfield pass catcher, especially in PPR.
108 9.12 @FantasySharks Mike Williams WR BUF 27 2
A couple of names come to mind here but there is something about Mike Williams that intrigues me this year. With the pressure off him needing to be a #1 and I believe the maturation of Josh Freeman as an NFL QB, adds up to a fine season for Mike Williams.
109 10.01 @FantasySharks Malcom Floyd WR SD 32 8
Color me curious. Someone has to catch the ball, Floyd has nice size and the demise of Rivers is a little premature. Opportunity will be there, there is skill here, let's see how Floyd handles some of the better corners in the league.
110 10.02 (Ben) @BenStandig Greg Little WR OAK 25 1
Ugh, lost track of the draft while working last night and this morning, so apoligies for the delay. Not sure I'd have gone with Little on my own, but I needed another WR and someone has to catch passes for the Browns.
111 10.03 @JameyEisenberg Anquan Boldin WR SF 33 9
His role has changed with the Ravens but he'll still have 3-4 productive weeks. Good value for a No. 4 WR.
112 10.04 @thehuddle Toby Gerhart RB JAX 27 2
A 10th-round pick that hedges my bet against normal human physiology and helps me sleep better at night in case AP is in fact human after all.
113 10.05 @FF_Today Brian Quick WR STL 25 R
Pure upside pick here, I have visions (note the word "visions", not the same as "expectations") of a possible Anquan-esque rookie season from Brian Quick. He's going to start out of the gate. I still think Sam Bradford is a good QB. Bradford could easily lean on this guy for target practice. For a WR5, why not take the chance? Other good picks at this spot included another risky QB in a much better offense but further down the depth chart, Randall Cobb, a quality backup TE Brent Celek or a talented depth RB in Pierre Thomas.
114 10.06 @2MugsFF Alshon Jeffery WR CHI 24 R
Cutler's #2WR. Strong ROTY candidate.
115 10.07 (Matt) @FFToolbox Rashard Mendenhall RB FA 27 4
Mendenhall could miss nearly half the season. It's tough to find a sweet spot for his value so I'll take the risk.
116 10.08 @draftcalc Santana Moss WR WAS 35 11
Moss should have a solid year in 2012 and is quite underrated.
117 10.09 @Rotoworld_FB San Francisco Def SF    
118 10.10 @FansFantasy Jermaine Gresham TE CIN 26 2
top 10 talent, can he put it togehter
119 10.11 @mschauf63 Pierre Thomas RB NO 29 5
He's awesome. At some point, he'll get the chance to prove it again the way he did late in 2008. Perhaps the absence of both Sean Payton and Mark Ingram's knee cartilage will make it this year.
120 10.12 @kffl Isaiah Pead RB STL 24 R
Steven Jackson's getting long in the tooth, and Pead is great in open space that makes him an attractive PPR depth piece.
121 11.01 @kffl Danny Amendola WR NE 28 4
Despite St. Louis' mass of WR candidates, Amendola's slot job isn't in jeopardy. It's also why he'll be a steal in the late PPR rounds in an offense which should make Sam Bradford more comfortable than Josh McDaniels'.
122 11.02 @mschauf63 Brent Celek TE PHI 29 5
Health and situation delivers a high ceiling, especially as a red-zone option on a team with smallish receivers. And he's one of 4 starter-worthy options I still see on the board.
123 11.03 @FansFantasy Michael Floyd WR ARI 24 R
Fitzgerald will see a ton of double teams leaving Floyd open all day long
124 11.04 @Rotoworld_FB LeGarrette Blount RB PIT 27 2
125 11.05 @draftcalc Sam Bradford QB STL 26 2
126 11.06 (Matt) @FFToolbox Randall Cobb WR GB 23 1
Cobb has a shot to supplant James Jones as the Packers' WR3. Tons of upside, but a bit risky as well.
127 11.07 @2MugsFF Andrew Luck QB IND 24 R
Backup QB time. Luck will throw a ton. Why? Because they'll have to.
128 11.08 @FF_Today Daniel Thomas RB MIA 26 1
At the last pick I had Pierre Thomas pretty high on my cheat sheet relative to other available RB, but really thought he was completely off the radar of most fantasy people. In fact, I'd say he is pretty far off the radar, but he did get snapped up. With a do-over I take Thomas (Pierre) first and see if Quick falls to the 11th round. I'll settle for Daniel Thomas, who backs up Reggie Bush and will compete with Lamar Miller for playing time. Thomas (Daniel) seems to me to be a little unfairly evaluated from last season. He played hurt and as is common with too many rookie RBs to list in recent years, just wasn't ready to make an impact in his first year. He should have learned a lot from that experience which will give him a leg up holding off Miller. Even though we aren't expecting much of anything from the Dolphins offense, Reggie Bush's backup is a position battle to pay attention to as there are good odds that player's value will shoot up quickly.
129 11.09 @thehuddle Kendall Wright WR TEN 24 R
Chris Palmer has a history of putting rookie receivers to work right away; the fact that Kenny Britt can't stay out of trouble gives this pick even more upside.
130 11.10 @JameyEisenberg Brandon LaFell WR NE 27 2
Love the upside here. Should do well starting opposite Smitty.
131 11.11 (Ben) @BenStandig Jacquizz Rodgers RB ATL 24 1
How can you not like Quizz? I guess it's easy if you're a Michael Turner owner. Everyone else, jump aboard.
132 11.12 @FantasySharks Josh Freeman QB FA 26 3
I am a fan. I know he had a rough year but the talent is there with Freeman. He is someone I target in drafts and I am happy to add him for his bounce back year!
133 12.01 @FantasySharks Randy Moss WR --- 37 14
I'll spin the wheel that in this best ball format, Randy Moss can still contribute an occasional week to this team. I think him capable of a few big games even if the 49'ers likely won't be airing it out a ton. Pure gamble here but it is late enough to take a chance.
134 12.02 (Ben) @BenStandig Tony Gonzalez TE FA 38 15
In a real world draft I can see me going QB (Locker) here. However, with the best ball format, the lacking upside of the potential options who don't have the same bye as starting QB has me looking elsewhere. Even though I have Graham, I'll go best available since I believe (?) we can start two TE in this version...
135 12.03 @JameyEisenberg Carson Palmer QB ARI 34 9
Seems like backup QB time, especially drafting Peyton as a starter. Palmer doesn't have great weapons, but he has enough to get by.
136 12.04 @thehuddle Jacob Tamme TE DEN 29 4
Was hoping Jacquizz might make it back to me. That didn't happen, so I'll back up Pettigrew with Tamme, who has obvious upside with Manning under center.
137 12.05 @FF_Today Vincent Brown WR SD 25 1
I'm not a fan of Robert Meachem in the least and I could give or take Malcom Floyd. Floyd has played in 16 games once in his eight year career, and never started 10 or more. In extremely limited playing time, I liked what I saw from Vincent Brown. He's on the smallish side for a WR but the opportunity is there in his second year to catch passes from a very good QB.
138 12.06 @2MugsFF Leonard Hankerson WR WAS 26 1
Love Hankerson, think RG3 will too.
139 12.07 (Matt) @FFToolbox Andy Dalton QB CIN 26 1
Love Dalton's upside with AJ Green and Jermaine Gresham as his primary targets. Solid QB2 with potential.
140 12.08 @draftcalc Lamar Miller RB MIA 23 R
Not a bad grab in the 12th, although he is far from a lock to get consistent touches in 2012.
141 12.09 @Rotoworld_FB David Akers PK FA 39 14
142 12.10 @FansFantasy Shane Vereen RB NE 25 1
Cover my bases on the NE RB who has upside.
143 12.11 @mschauf63 Felix Jones RB FA 27 4
Two things we know: DeMarco Murray has a serious injury history. Felix Jones always comes with big-play ability. Nice best-ball combo. In redraft leagues, I think Jones is one of the most important handcuffs.
144 12.12 @kffl Jon Baldwin WR FA 25 1
The Chiefs' offense will surprise many under Brian Daboll, who finally has a relatively competent QB to work with. The sophomore snarer has a full offseason to digest the system. His big-play ability adds late-rounds luster to his stock in best-ball games.
145 13.01 @kffl Dustin Keller TE FA 29 4
For waiting this long on the position, I'm pleased to find a TE who's his QB's favorite catcher and now plays in a Tony Sparano system. Regardless of whether Mark Sanchez or Tim Tebow takes the helm, Keller should be looked to frequently.
146 13.02 @mschauf63 Owen Daniels TE BAL 31 6
Tight end is RIDICULOUSLY deep this year. I strongly considered Keller last turn and think he's a redraft starter. I strongly considered Greg Olsen here and like his upside. I wound up with Daniels because I want to have him somewhere. He has posted big reception numbers when on the field with Schaub. The Texans let Joel Dreessen walk and didn't pursue a WR2 upgrade as many expected. They're leaving that position to Kevin Walter and a few guys with made-up names. Even Andre Johnson might be wearing down. Daniels, meanwhile, won't turn 30 until November and could turn in a surprise season -- especially in PPR.
147 13.03 @FansFantasy Robert Turbin RB SEA 24 R
RB2 Lynch could get suspended and although deep at RB I want to protect that position. Maybe a tad early for Turbin but not for a Lynch owner
148 13.04 @Rotoworld_FB Alex Green RB NYJ 26 1
149 13.05 @draftcalc Baltimore Def BAL    
150 13.06 (Matt) @FFToolbox Coby Fleener TE IND 25 R
TE2s are a dime a dozen. I'm starting Vernon Davis most every week anyway. Fleener's rookie potential is the temptation.

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