2013 Fantasy Football PPR Mock Draft: Round 7 Complete
Here is Round 7 of our new Fantasy Football PPR mock draft:
From Week 12 to 17 with Colin Kaepernick under center, Davis had a total of six receptions in those final six games and had more than 15 receiving yards only once (27 yards in Week 16).
That said, Davis had another strong postseason. In three games, he had 12 receptions for 254 yards and a touchdown with back-to-back 100-yard games in the NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl. Last year, he had 292 yards and four touchdowns in two playoff games.
With five career postseason games under his belt, he has 100-plus yards in four of them (or 80 percent of his playoff games). In 104 regular-season games, he has only eight 100-yard games (or less than eight percent).
The injury to Michael Crabtree (torn Achilles) should provide Davis with a greater opportunity to carry forward his positive momentum into the regular season.
Despite being "95 percent" sure he was retiring, Gonzalez is back for another season after finishing up his best with the Falcons. Gonzalez had 93 receptions for 930 yards and eight touchdowns.
In addition to having Julio Jones and Roddy White on the outside, the Falcons added Steven Jackson to take pressure of the passing game and open things up even more over the middle of the field for Gonzo.
A tremendous athlete with great size (6-3, 225) as a receiver, Gordon had a strong rookie season leading the Browns with 805 receiving yards and five touchdowns on 50 receptions. In Norv Turner's vertical passing offense, Gordon should have plenty of opportunities to make big plays.
Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer recently wrote, "The game comes outrageously easy for Josh Gordon, as he glides down the field. If Gordon keeps his concentration and work ethic at NFL caliber, he could have a breakout season in the new 'throw it downfield' offense. ..."
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). With Jonathan Stewart recovering from offseason surgeries on both ankles, the 30-year-old Williams may get a chance for a larger workload in 2013. If Stewart plays all 16 games (or close to it), however, then both of these backs are guys I'd prefer to not own in any re-draft leagues.
That said, Williams continues to move up in ADP as he had an ADP of 107.3 on July 20th and that has dropped to 72.1 as of August 24th.
7.05 - Dan Yanotchko (Team 2): Stevie Johnson, WR, Buffalo Bills
Since breaking out three seasons ago, Johnson has been remarkably consistent. He has finished each of those seasons with 76-82 receptions and 1,004-1,073 yards per season.
With a rookie quarterback (or Kevin Kolb), there may be some risk of falling short of those numbers in 2013. Then again, he reached those numbers with The Amish Rifle getting him the ball the past three seasons.
Even with less talent than and a secondary role to Wilson, Brown should still be a productive back for the Giants (and fantasy owners).
If Wilson has any issues with ball security or pass protection, Brown could really turn out to be a great value at least for the 2013 season. Brown, who rushed for eight touchdowns last year, is due to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2013 season.
Leading all rookie quarterbacks in fantasy points last year, Griffin III was the most consistent of that group from beginning to end.
Suffering a torn ACL, LCL and meniscus in the playoffs, RG3 was cleared for the start of the training camp but will sit out all of the team's preseason games. That said, it seems to be a slam dunk that he will be ready for the team's opener against the Eagles in Week 1.
Tied for fifth among quarterbacks in fantasy points with Peyton Manning, Griffin was third in the NFL in passer rating (102.4) and posted a remarkable 20-to-5 touchdown-to-interception ratio as a rookie. In fact, he never threw more than one interception in any game, which is impressive for any player but especially a rookie.
While his passing stats may not be gaudy, his rushing stats were. RG3 finished with a QB-most 815 rushing yards to go along with seven rushing touchdowns. In fact, he finished in the top 20 among all players in rushing. Along with Michael Vick and Randall Cunningham, he is only the third quarterback since the 1970s to rush for at least 800 yards in a season.
It would be surprising if he runs as much in 2013 (and the future) as he did as a rookie. With knee and concussion injuries forcing him to miss time, the exciting plays he can make as a runner come with a (potentially) heavy cost.
Jones set career highs across the board with 64 receptions for 784 yards and a league-high 14 touchdowns in 2012. It's unlikely that Jones repeats the 14 touchdowns, but it's possible that he sees a jump in receptions and yards with Donald Driver and Jennings no longer on the roster.
To open up training camp, Hillman got first-team reps over rookie Montee Ball and he is still listed atop the team's depth chart. That said, Hillman seems more suited to be a change-of-pace back and Ball seems more likely going to be the team's featured back — not the other way around.
When it comes to receptions, Williams has been remarkably consistent over his three seasons with 65, 65 and 63, respectively. His targets have been (nearly) as consistent as well: 129, 124 and 126, respectively. His production in yardage and touchdowns has varied considerably, however.
Last season, he had a bounce-back year in both categories as he finished with a career-high 996 yards and scored nine touchdowns. As a rookie, Williams scored 11 touchdowns in 2010.
In the final five games of the season, Williams had three of his four games with double-digit targets. During that span, he finished with 26 receptions (on 53 targets) for 371 yards and four touchdowns.
On my list of fantasy football sleepers for 2013, Woodhead was one of the most productive under-the-radar fantasy running backs last season. He finished with 301 rushing yards, 446 receiving yards on 40 receptions and a total of seven touchdowns.
Playing behind the injury-prone Mathews also means that Woodhead may (read: will) get an opportunity or two to play a much more prominent role within the offense for a few weeks.
As noted earlier, McCoy has suggested that the Chargers will employ a rotation at the position.
As a rookie, Pierce carried the ball 108 times and averaged more yards per carry (4.93) than Rice (4.45) by almost a half-yard per carry. Part of that can be attributed to Pierce's ability to break tackles. He broke tackles at a rate (16.5 percent) nearly double that of Rice (8.5 percent). In fact, Pierce ranked fifth in the NFL among running backs in this category.
While Pierce is not featured in the passing attack, he is expected to see his workload increase in 2013.