Fantasy Football Dynasty Mock Draft: Round 11 Complete
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Nearly finished with our 12-round, 12-team fantasy football dynasty mock draft, here are the results of Round 11:
I'm disappointed that Jeffery did not last two more picks as he was my target for pick 11.03. Jeffery is one of the players that I will be targeting in drafts this year.
Before the start of last season, he generated a lot of positive buzz as a guy that could flourish as a red-zone target in the Bears offense. The 6-foot-3 receiver battled injuries throughout the season, however, and played in a total of only 10 games as a rookie.
Provided he stays healthy in 2013, I think he surprises a lot of people and finishes with double-digit touchdowns (or close to it).
With the presence of Jermaine Gresham, Eifert's immediate impact within the Bengals offense may be less than his impact might have been elsewhere. That said, the team is likely to use more "12" personnel (one back, two tight ends).
Per National Football Post, offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said that the team's "base package will probably feature more two tight ends, two receivers rather than one tight end two backs."
Longer term, Eifert could be a fantasy stud at the position. Highly productive at Notre Dame, Eifert is a natural hands catcher and has good size and athleticism to create mismatches regardless of where he lines up.
Scoring at least five touchdowns for the fifth consecutive season, Olsen set also career highs with 69 receptions for 843 yards, which was fourth-most among tight ends, in 2012. Olsen finished second on the team behind Steve Smith in both categories last year.
Considering the lack of weapons in the Panthers' passing offense, Olsen should continue to see a lot of targets.
Playing a total of five games in two seasons, it's an understatement to say that Williams has struggled to stay healthy early in his NFL career.
Despite entering last season with plenty of hype, Williams averaged only 2.8 rushing yards per carry on his 58 carries. He's more talented than those numbers suggest, but there is also plenty of depth on the team with the addition of Rashard Mendenhall (via free agency) and Stepfan Taylor and Andre Ellington (via the draft).
In his second season, Dalton set career highs last year in passing yards (3,669), completion percentage (62.3%) and passing touchdowns (27). In fact, only six quarterbacks threw more touchdowns. In addition, Dalton ran in another four scores.
While he lacks elite physical tools, Dalton is a heady quarterback with young talented weapons led by A.J. Green on the roster.
Here's the good news: Gates has an active streak of nine seasons with at least seven receiving touchdowns. During that span, the only other players with at least six such seasons are Marques Colston and Larry Fitzgerald.
Of course, there is bad news as well. Gates is clearly on a (sharp) decline and posted the lowest totals of his career since his rookie season with 49 receptions for 538 yards. And that might be better than any totals he produces for the remainder of his career.
A five-star recruit out of high school, Brown initially comitted to the Miami Hurricanes, played one season at Tennessee and then eventually transferred to Kansas State and finished his collegiate career (of 13 games) with a total of 476 rushing yards.
After a LeSean McCoy concussion gave the late-round draft pick an opportunity to show what he can do, he put up monster numbers over a two-week stretch with 347 rushing yards, eigth receptions for 25 yards and four touchdowns. Unfortunately, he also fumbled three times in those two games as well. In addition, he gained only 76 yards on 40 carries over the final four games of the season.
Brown has a great combination of size (6-0, 223 pounds) and speed (sub-4.4 forty), but he is clearly behind McCoy on the depth chart and the team added Felix Jones to add more competition for touches.
As a shock to many, the only first-round quarterback in the 2013 NFL Draft was Florida State's E.J. Manuel. Although he may be a bit raw, Manuel has the size, arm strength, athleticism and intelligence to become a successful NFL quarterback.
With the success of dual-threat quarterbacks when it comes to fantasy production, Manuel has plenty of upside for a later-round quarterback.
Randle would be an even better pick if he were paired with DeMarco Murray, who is on one of Sean's other two teams. With Murray's lack of durability, there could easily be an opportunity at some point in 2013 for Randle to get a start or two.
As Oklahoma State's primary ball carrier over the past two seasons, Randle was highly productive with a total of 3,123 yards from scrimmage, 71 receptions and 40 total touchdowns during that span.
With Dwyer leading the Steelers in carries (156) last season, he averaged only 3.99 yards per carry and scored just two touchdowns. With the Steelers drafting Le'Veon Bell in the middle of the second round, it appears that Dwyer will see his touches significantly reduced (at least) in 2013. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley has referred to Bell as a "three-down back" recently.
The biggest drawback with owning Tate is that he plays behind one of the best and most productive running backs in the NFL. While Arian Foster had 351 carries last season, Tate had only 65 (in 11 games).
Two seasons ago, Tate had 175 carries for 942 yards and began his professional career that season with back-to-back 100-yard games.
Tate is entering a contract year so he could find himself in more of a featured role in 2014.
Roberts set career highs across the board last season with 64 receptions for 759 yards and five touchdowns. When it comes to Cardinals receivers, I would prefer Michael Floyd, the team's first-round pick last year, over Roberts in both dynasty and re-draft formats.
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