2013 Fantasy Football Mock Draft (Standard Scoring): Round 10 Complete
Here are the results of Round 10 from our new 2013 fantasy football mock draft:
Based on talent alone, it would seem most likely that rookie Montee Ball will be the Broncos running back to get the most work this season, but John Fox has often used a committee backfield.
It's possible/likely that Sean could have drafted Hillman with his next pick for this team -- 11.12 (which is also his current ADP according to Fantasy Football Calculator).
For those who have been waiting for Cook to have his breakout season, it's possible this is the year as he is reunited with coach Jeff Fisher in St. Louis. Cook is one of the most athletic tight ends in the league, but the Titans have failed to truly exploit the potential mismatches.
Cook and quarterback Sam Bradford has seemed to develop immediate chemistry. Beat writer Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that Cook "should be a huge part of the new-look Rams' attack."
10.03 - Brendan Donahue (Team 3): Johnathan Franklin, RB, Green Bay Packers
Unfortunately for Franklin (and Eddie Lacy as well), the presence of both talented rookie backs reduces the short-term fantasy value of the other.
Although he's not as big of a back as Lacy, Franklin has the ability to do it all including running in between the tackles. As a senior, he set the Bruins' single-season rushing record with 1,734 yards, caught 33 passes for 323 yards and scored a total of 15 touchdowns.
With Michael "The Burner" Turner released this offseason, Rodgers will still be a change-of-pace back except to a more talented runner: Steven Jackson. Better in PPR formats, Rodgers had 53 receptions last year for 402 yards. He also had 94 carries for 362 yards.
10.05 - Dan Yanotchko (Team 2): DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans
For the first time since they drafted Andre Johnson in the first round 10 years ago, the Texans used one of their first-round picks on a wide receiver. Not only does Hopkins give the Texans their most-talented option opposite Johnson, but he can develop into his heir apparent.
Not the fastest receiver in this draft class, Hopkins excels as a route-runner and has great hands. He had a monster season with 82 receptions for 1,405 yards and 18 touchdowns with the Clemson Tigers last season. In fact, Nuk scored in all but one game this season.
Not only did I wait until the sixth round to draft my first wide receiver for this team, that receiver is suspended for the first two games of the season. Boldin is a solid value at this spot in the draft (his ADP via Fantasy Football Calculator is pick 7.07).
Going from the Super Bowl winner to the Super Bowl runner-up, Boldin was traded this offseason for a late-round pick. Last season, Boldin led the Ravens in receiving with 65 receptions and 921 yards, both of which were three-year highs.
Considering the 49ers loss Michael Crabtree for at least much of the season to an Achilles injury, Boldin should have an opportunity to come close to his 2012 numbers with the 49ers.
Before the start of last season, Jeffery generated a lot of positive buzz as a guy that could flourish as a red-zone target within 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 finishes with double-digit touchdowns (or close to it).
10.08 - Sean Beazley (Team 2): Joseph Randle, RB, Dallas Cowboys
With the injury-prone DeMarco Murray as his RB2, there is a good chance that Sean will be without Murray and looking for an injury replacement for at least a couple of weeks this season. Therefore, it makes sense to handcuff Murray with Randle.
As a starter, the rookie had 2,633 rushing yards and 38 rushing touchdowns in the past two seasons in Stillwater in addition to 71 receptions for 490 yards and two touchdowns.
Brown had what could have been a breakout season wiped out due to a broken ankle in 2012, but things are looking good for Brown heading into 2013.
Recently, here is what Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote about Brown at the conclusion of the team's minicamp: "Vincent Brown is just plain spectacular. Yes, that’s right. Not flashy, just awesome. He’s not quite 6-foot, not quite 200 pounds, not a guy who’d win a foot race against almost any cornerback. But he plays tall, plays big, plays fast. Brown seemingly picking up where he left off last preseason before breaking his ankle is great news. ..."
As a rookie receiver for one of the league's most anemic passing attacks, Floyd (6-3, 225) finished with only 45 receptions for 562 yards and two touchdowns.
He did end the season on a positive note, however, as he had eight receptions for 166 yards and a score in Week 17. In the second half of the season, he had 32 receptions for 435 yards.
With improved quarterback play (even though it's only Carson Palmer) and offensive line play, Floyd will have the potential to see a considerable improvement in his production in 2013.
Moore set career highs with 51 receptions for 741 yards and seven touchdowns in 2012, but he did not have the breakout season that many had expected. Moore actually saw his yards-per-reception average drop from 18.7 in 2011 to 14.5 last year.
Williams led the Panthers in carries per game (10.81), but he finished second on the team in rushing yards (737) behind quarterback Cam Newton (741), who also led the team in rushing touchdowns (eight).
Barring an injury to Stewart, who actually is recovering from offseason surgeries on both ankles, the 30-year-old Williams is unlikely to get more than the 10 carries per game he had last year. Then again, there is reason to be concerned about Stewart's ankles as he even had to withdraw from a golf tournament earlier this month due to his ankles.
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