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Football > 2012 > Mock Drafts > 2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1

Experts Mock Draft Results

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2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1

Draft took place June 25th, 2013

Scoring System: PPR, 12 team
Using FFWC Rules

Ovr Pick Franchise Selection Pos. Team Age Exp.
1 1.01 FantasyTaz @@FantasyTaz Adrian Peterson RB MIN 29 5
Some are trying to be cute and predict someone passes ADP this year and while it may happen there is just no way I can pick anyone else at #1. Peterson showed that he is a special kind of talent, especially when you consider he had just come back off a major injury, plus he played through several other injuries during the season that would have sent many lessor RBs to the training table.
2 1.02 CBSSports Doug Martin RB TB 25 R
Martin nearly had 2,000 total yards with 12 touchdowns as a rookie, and coach Greg Schiano told me at the NFL owner's meeting in March that he wants to use Martin more in passing situations. That could mean an increase from his 49 catches. He's an up-and-coming star, and he should continue to play well in his sophomore season.
3 1.03 KFFL Jamaal Charles RB KC 27 4
I'm scared to death of Arian Foster's workload, mileage, and injury history. In PPR scoring, under Andy Reid, Charles has an outside shot at being the No. 1 fantasy back this year.
4 1.04 FFToday Arian Foster RB HOU 27 3
My initial plan was to take Calvin Johnson here and see what kind of running back depth I could build after taking a wide receiver early in the draft. I didn't anticipate Foster being available but when he was, I quickly pulled the trigger.
5 1.05 FFToolbox -Scott C.J. Spiller RB BUF 26 2
CJ Spiller is entering the prime of his career and should be a fantasy beast this season. Fred Jax is in the twilight of his career and will provide Spiller the occasional breather when he needs it. With either Kolb or rookie EJ Manuel at Quarterback, this offense will roll through CJ Spiller.
6 1.06 DynastyLeague Football LeSean McCoy RB PHI 25 3
With all the negativity surrounding Arian Foster I was really hoping he would slide to me here. He didn't so I took the best available RB in McCoy. I really can't wait to see him in this offense.
7 1.07 BFDFantasy Calvin Johnson WR DET 28 5
I usually want to start with a stud RB but I LOVE MEGATRON in this format!
8 1.08 FFToolbox -Emil Dez Bryant WR DAL 25 2
My plan is to go WR, WR in the first two rounds. Then go RB, RB. My "hope" is David Wilson will make it back to me at 3.08.
9 1.09 FFMagicMan A.J. Green WR CIN 25 1
Rule #1 when you get ready for a draft - know your league's scoring rules and roster requirements. PPR and having to start 3 WRs tilts this pick in favor of my best available wideout. Green is one of the best in the business and Eifert and a healthy Sanu should allow A.J. a bit more room to perform.
10 1.10 ESPN1090 Brandon Marshall WR CHI 30 6
11 1.11 World Fantasy Rankings #4 Ray Rice RB BAL 27 4
Before the draft, I was thinking about a WR here. Once 4 in a row were taken before me, I saw value in Ray Rice and got a workhorse. With Boldin gone, everyone assumes Pitta will be the beneficiary. While I believe Pitta will benefit, I believe Ray Rice benefits the most with underneath "dumpers" as I call them.
12 1.12 Bruno Boys Trent Richardson RB IND 22 R
The 3 starting WR PPR format steered more of the first round picks toward early receiver picks than I was anticipating. Four of the five picks preceding mine were wide receivers which signaled that value was elsewhere. I was ecstatic to see Trent Richardson on the board here and happily selected him. By all accounts he may be in for one of the heaviest dual purpose running back workloads in recent memory. Richardson is on track to be at full health by Week 1 and given how ridiculously successful his injury-riddled rookie campaign was, the sky is the limit now that Pat ?Can?t Buy a First Down? Shurmur is gone.
13 2.01 Bruno Boys Marshawn Lynch RB SEA 28 5
As I stated above the value at the turn in this draft was of the running back variety. This pick still gave me some pause though. On the one hand I had several valuable PPR options in Matt Forte and Steven Jackson but on the other hand Marshawn Lynch, a notably anti-PPR back, was available. Lynch has an absolute stranglehold on his role in Seattle and the expected growth of the offense was too tempting to pass up. The potential boost to goal line touches was enough for me to take him as a safe option here after his two consecutive top 6 PPR RB finishes. The DUI case is a concern but not enough of one to pass on elite talent.
14 2.02 World Fantasy Rankings #4 Matt Forte RB CHI 28 4
I love the Forte potential here. He does not compete for playing time, will catch a ton of passes and will be a second running back workhorse for me. In an effort to get the ball out of Cutlers hands quicker, Forte will flare out after blocking and I love me some "dumpers".
15 2.03 ESPN1090 Demaryius Thomas WR DEN 26 2
16 2.04 FFMagicMan Jimmy Graham TE NO 27 2
Jimmy Graham and I didn't even have to think twice. For me, he is head and shoulders (and maybe a balky back) above the rest of the TE crowd in 2013. Love him in the early 2nd round any day of the week.
17 2.05 FFToolbox -Emil Percy Harvin WR SEA 25 3
Was hoping Demaryius Thomas would "fall" to me. I worry about Harvin's injury-prone nature.
18 2.06 BFDFantasy Alfred Morris RB WAS 25 R
Surprised he fell to me here. Worried abut his receptions... Thinking about Jackson or Bush
19 2.07 DynastyLeague Football Steven Jackson RB ATL 30 8
If the Falcons can make Michael Turner a serviceable fantasy running back like they have over the last couple years Jackson should be a RB1 for 2013 while approaching a career high in touchdowns.
20 2.08 FFToolbox -Scott Julio Jones WR ATL 25 1
This format places an emphasis on WR, so it took me all of about 1.2 seconds to take the WR that I have #3 on my board this season. Only 7 points separated Roddy and Julio last season and I expect Julio to surpass him this year.
21 2.09 FFToday Roddy White WR ATL 32 7
I briefly considered Reggie Bush but decided to go with a somewhat safer pick at a different position. White is as solid as they get and I have him rated just above Julio in PPR leagues.
22 2.10 KFFL Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 30 8
Fitz was the best remaining receiver here and has a load of upside in Bruce Arians' offense with Carson Palmer tossing to him.
23 2.11 CBSSports Randall Cobb WR GB 23 1
You have to love the upside here for what should be Aaron Rodgers' favorite weapon. We all know the comments made by Rodgers and coach Mike McCarthy that Cobb could catch 100 passes, and it's a reachable goal after he had 80 receptions last year. He's also entering his third year, and whether or not you still believe in the third-year receiver theory, Cobb is in line for a breakout campaign.
24 2.12 FantasyTaz @@FantasyTaz Reggie Bush RB DET 29 6
Many seem to be high on Bush this year, but are a little afraid to pull the trigger this early, obviously I am not one of them. He was the 12th running back in this scoring in 2012 and I feel he is an even better situation heading into 2013. He should have every chance to catch 60+ balls in this offense with no real competition.
25 3.01 FantasyTaz @@FantasyTaz Rob Gronkowski TE NE 24 2
Either you believe or you don't: I believe. Gronk is just head and shoulders above all other TEs for me, but of course the injury risk is real. But even with missing 5 games last year he still finished as a Top 5 tight end. in fact he outscored every other TE by over 3 1/2 points in average points per game. If we get 13 weeks out of him then he will be the #1 TE in 2013. No way would he have been available at my next pick.
26 3.02 CBSSports Chris Johnson RB NYJ 28 4
Johnson may never again be a Top 5 running back, but he's still a featured rusher on a team that plans to remain run heavy. The Titans beefed up the offensive line this offseason with Andy Levitre and Chance Warmack, and Johnson has at least 43 catches in four of five seasons. In some ways you can consider him a steal in this spot.
27 3.03 KFFL Lamar Miller RB MIA 22 R
Miller is my favorite sleeper running back this year. He is a beast between the tackles and has the open-field ability to shine.
28 3.04 FFToday Aaron Rodgers QB GB 30 7
I understand there is good QB depth this year in fantasy football but if Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees is available in the third round, I'm going to grab one of them.
29 3.05 FFToolbox -Scott DeMarco Murray RB DAL 26 1
DeMarco Murray represents "through the roof" potential in PPR fantasy leagues. The only question is health, which has been an issue following Murray his entire career, not unlike Reggie Bush who in his early career couldn't shake the stigma of injury prone, however look no further than his last two years of becoming NFL tough. I'm projecting Murray on what he can do, and that's all I can really do. There's only a handful of backs that bring his potential workload in a high powered offense to the table. He is a top 5 RB in PPR if he plays 16 games. My projection: 275 1329 and 9 TDs 51 receptions 380 yards and 2 TDs through the air. 287 RB fantasy points in the 3rd round allows you to confidently start your draft WR-WR if need be.
30 3.06 DynastyLeague Football David Wilson RB NYG 22 R
I knew coming into the draft I wanted to get as many quality RBs as I could in the first four rounds. While I'm lower on David Wilson than most, I couldn't let him slide any lower. He has big time potential as long as he's corrected his ball security and pass protection issues.
31 3.07 BFDFantasy Darren Sproles RB PHI 30 7
Like this value as he is a rock in PPR
32 3.08 FFToolbox -Emil Montee Ball RB DEN 23 -1
Well, Wilson was taken two picks before me. so I'll take a rising star. I am uncomfortable with MJD
33 3.09 FFMagicMan Maurice Jones-Drew RB OAK 29 6
Starting WR/TE has me chasing RB a bit now. Once Mo's legal issues disappeared, I gained enough confidence in him to feel kinda-OK with him as my RB1. Don't love it, but if he can regain even 85% of his 2011 season numbers, I should be able to survive.
34 3.10 ESPN1090 Drew Brees QB NO 35 11
35 3.11 World Fantasy Rankings #4 Hakeem Nicks WR IND 26 3
I understand why people are off Hakeem Nicks but I am a believer. I watched Eli struggle without Nick's explosion last year and saw them miss numerous opportunities that they will connect on this year. Nicks is a vicinity WR, meaning you only have to throw it in his vicinity for him to make a play and Eli needs that type of player. Watch out for Nicks this year!
36 3.12 Bruno Boys Andre Johnson WR HOU 32 9
As with my earlier picks the idea here was to pick against the grain. After only one wide receiver went during the 12 prior picks, the value was there. It was a complete surprise to see someone like Andre Johnson still out there. He has been going before the 4th round in 2 starting WR formats so there is no way he should have fell to me there in a 3WR format. The addition of DeAndre Hopkins to the offense will likely free Johnson up for even more opportunities. The wear on Foster makes it likely the Texans will shift towards the pass in 2013. Getting a legitimate top 8 WR here is just another example of the benefits of waiting on WR this season.
37 4.01 Bruno Boys Darren McFadden RB OAK 26 4
I regretted this pick immediately after making it. I was already strong at running back and the format dictates that it?s preferable to play WRs at the flex positions. The problem is that I really like McFadden this season and I quite honestly don?t want others to have him. With the zone blocking system abolished and the power running scheme reinstalled, McFadden should flirt with elite numbers again for as many games as he can stay on the field. I think what really makes him valuable in ppr formats is that if he ever finishes a season, DMC?s a lock for 50+ receptions. Looking back, the pick here was Victor Cruz, the last of the really elite young PPR receivers.
38 4.02 World Fantasy Rankings #4 Vincent Jackson WR TB 31 7
I was trying to decide between Vjax and McFadden but Bruno Boys made my decision an easy one by taking the RB off the board. I was leaning WR anyway because I already have two workhorse RB's and Vincent Jackson is a true #1 WR. This pick increases my teams explosive upside and locks in a consistent performer in a spot that you can't afford to make a mistake in the draft.
39 4.03 ESPN1090 Victor Cruz WR NYG 27 2
40 4.04 FFMagicMan Stevan Ridley RB NE 25 1
I like Ridley better in a standard league, but again, given a WR/TE start I know I'll be trying to find RB value where I can. Ridley's role may actually increase looking at the current state of the Patriots' passing game. Either way, he is a strong RB2 and I'm very glad to grab him here in the 4th.
41 4.05 FFToolbox -Emil Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 21 -1
The initial plan is complete.
42 4.06 BFDFantasy Dwayne Bowe WR KC 29 5
Took a chance on him as there were some solid options here like Nelson, Welker, Wayne...
43 4.07 DynastyLeague Football Cam Newton QB CAR 24 1
Normally I wait on QBs but the 4 pts for passing touchdowns and 6 pts for rushing touchdowns made Cam worth the grab here. With Brees and Rodgers already taken I feared I would get left on the outside looking in of a QB run.
44 4.08 FFToolbox -Scott Jordy Nelson WR GB 28 4
Again, the format requires a premium on WRs, starting at least 3 every week, up to 5 with dual flex. I took the WR that to me represents tremendous upside at the other end of Aaron Rodgers. His TD% is off the charts. If he can get a handle on the strange case of dropsies from last season, Jordy is in for his best year as a pro.
45 4.09 FFToday Marques Colston WR NO 30 6
After taking Rodgers in Round 3, I was targeting RB Le'Veon Bell here in Round 4. When he didn't fall to me, it only made sense to think about another position as there were plenty of running backs available in my next tier. I would've been happy with either Jordy Nelson or my eventual pick, Marques Colston.
46 4.10 KFFL Wes Welker WR DEN 32 8
I am not sure I would take Welker here again, but I thought Danny Amendola would make it back to me. At any rate, Welker should be a reliable pair of hands for what figures to be a high-flying offense.
47 4.11 CBSSports Reggie Wayne WR IND 35 11
Wayne was rejuvenated last season with the addition of Andrew Luck. He had 100 catches for the third time in four years. While a regression is likely since he'll be 35, he's still capable of at least 90 catches, 1,200 yards and six touchdowns. He's hard to pass up at this point.
48 4.12 FantasyTaz @@FantasyTaz Frank Gore RB SF 30 7
Gore was #10 in this scoring last year yet I got him as the 24th RB taken, off the charts value. Sure he will be 30 this year and people treat that like the Madden Curse, but he looked strong at the end of the year and I am not going to let 6 months chase me off him. If anything he could see an uptick in receptions with the lose of Crabtree. I was very surprised he fell this far, but was very happy to get him here.
49 5.01 FantasyTaz @@FantasyTaz Eric Decker WR NYJ 27 2
I don't expect Decker to be a Top 12 WR again in 2013, especially with the addition of Wes Welker, but the people writing him off are making a mistake. He is a big strong receiver who makes an excellent red zone target for Manning and that won't change. I expect the addition of Welker to hurt the TEs much more than Decker. I also expect the team to use 3-Wide sets and pass even more often in 2013.
50 5.02 CBSSports Jason Witten TE DAL 31 9
The downside with Witten is he doesn't score touchdowns. The upside is he had 110 catches last season and at least 94 catches in three of the past four years. He's a volume tight end, and if he somehow manages an extra touchdown or two this season he's going to challenge for being the best player at his position.
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