2014 Fantasy Football Mock Draft - 2-QB League: Round 11
Another round of our 2-QB Fantasy Football Mock Draft is complete. In addition, the final round of our mock (Round 12) should be posted later tonight as well.
Here are Round 11 results:
One of the biggest surprises last year, Moreno finished as a top-five producer among running backs. Making the transition from Denver to Miami this offseason, it's unlikely that Moreno produces anywhere close to those numbers this year. While I still believe that Lamar Miller will get the biggest share of the backfield's workload, Moreno is a solid value in Round 11.
11.02 - Brendan Donahue (Team 1): Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Carolina Panthers
On a roster otherwise devoid of elite talent in the wide receiver corps, there should be plenty of opportunity for Benjamin as a rookie. Far from the fastest or most polished route-runner, Benjamin was blessed with something that cannot be coached — tremendous size (6-foot-5 and 34 7/8-inch arms). Benjamin's size and opportunity could allow him to flourish as a red-zone target in his rookie season.
CHAMPIONSHIP! Henne was that missing piece my team needed. Ok, that's obviously a (not-so-funny) joke, but Henne is someone that will typically go undrafted in the deepest of leagues. That said, it's worthwhile trying to find someone to cover bye weeks in a 2-QB league and options become limited late in the draft, which gives Henne some value.
Perhaps rookie Blake Bortles becomes the team's starter at some point this season, which I think is fair to assume despite the team's stated intent of redshirting him this year. The good news for me (and this team) is that my two starters — Peyton Manning (Week 4) and Alex Smith (Week 6) — have their byes early in the season; Henne (Week 11) does not. To cover my byes, I just need Henne to remain the starter through Week 6.
[Related: 2014 NFL Team Bye Weeks Chart]
Solid as a rookie (36/469/4), big things could be in store for Ertz in his second season. It's typically difficult for tight ends to make a huge impact as a rookie (as noted earlier), but Ertz has also focused on his blocking to help keep him on the field for more snaps. Meanwhile, Chip Kelly has cited Ertz as one of the biggest potential beneficiaries of DeSean Jackson's departure from the standpoint of being more involved in the offense. This is a huge value and I recently moved Ertz up to No. 6 in my fantasy TE rankings.
In his first season with the Bears, Bennett finished as the 10th-highest scoring fantasy tight end and set career highs with 65 receptions for 759 yards and tied a previous career high of five touchdowns. Competing with Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Matt Forte for targets, however, Bennett is no more than the team's fourth-best option on offense and 14th in fantasy TE rankings.
With the ACL injury to Sam Bradford, Hill becomes the team's starter. One of the better backups in the league (before becoming a starter), there is not that big of a drop in expected production from Bradford to Hill. Hill is a useful QB3 in this format and I made sure that his bye (Week 4) worked with this team's starters — Tom Brady (Week 10) and Ryan Tannehill (Week 5).
Only one rookie receiver had more yards than Hopkins (802) last season: San Diego's Keenan Allen (1,046). I'd like Hopkins more if the team's quarterback situation were better, but Hopkins should continue to build upon his rookie success in Year 2.
With Justin Blackmon not expected to play for the Jaguars this season, Shorts should lead the team in receiving, but the team should utilize a run-first offense with Chad Henne still under center. In addition, Shorts, who missed five games over the past two seasons, has struggled with durability.
[Related: Dan's RBs/WRs to Target/Avoid/Sleepers.]
11.09 - Dan Yanotchko (Team 3): Terrance West, RB, Cleveland Browns
With Tate's durability the biggest obstacle to a featured role, West could find himself with a prominent opportunity in this offense. Either way, the Browns will employ a run-heavy offense that should allow more than one running back to have fantasy relevance.
11.10 - Kevin Hanson (Team 3): Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders
Matt Schaub? Derek Carr? Who should be Oakland's starting QB? The answer appears fairly obvious. If for some reason the team starts Schaub in Week 1, it shouldn't be long before Carr takes over the reins. That said, I expect Carr to start in Week 1.
11.11 - Brendan Donahue (Team 3): Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons
With S-Jax now 31 years old and only four touches away from 3,000 in his career, there's no guarantee that he will hold up for a full 16-game season. If he doesn't, Freeman stands to be the biggest beneficiary.
Cooper is coming off a career year (47/835/8) and the team's leading receiver is now in Washington, but I think repeating those numbers could be his upside this year. The Eagles have a healthy Jeremy Maclin, drafted Jordan Matthews in the second round and Zach Ertz could/should take a big step forward in Year 2.
2014 Fantasy Football rankings:
- 2014 Fantasy Football QB rankings
- 2014 Fantasy Football RB rankings
- 2014 Fantasy Football WR rankings
- 2014 Fantasy Football TE rankings
More fantasy football resources:
- Fantasy Football Mock Draft Simulator
- 2014 Fantasy Football Player Projections
- 2014 Fantasy Football Profiles
- 2014 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule
- Fantasy Football ADP Movers
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