2014 Fantasy Football PPR Mock Draft: Round 11
Another round of our 12-team, 14-round PPR fantasy football mock draft is now complete. With just a few round to go, we will hopefully complete the mock this weekend.
In any event, here are Round 11 results:
While injury cut his season short after Week 9, Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was a bit of a disappointment in the first half of the season when he did play. In eight games, Rudolph finished with only 30 receptions for 313 yards and three touchdowns. In half of those eight games, Rudolph had two fantasy points or less.
Things are looking up for Rudolph as new offensive coordinator Norv Turner's offenses have typically allowed tight ends to prosper like Jordan Cameron last year and Antonio Gates (and others) before him. With 12 touchdowns in his past 24 games, Rudolph has had red-zone success, but we should see an all-around improvement in production from him in 2014.
11.02 - Sean Beazley (Team 1): Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons
With S-Jax turning 31 years old in July and being only four touches away from 3,000, there's no guarantee that Jackson will hold up for a full 16-game season. Even so, ESPN's Vaughn McClure wrote recently that if Freeman "looks as good in pads as he did in shorts, Jackson might have a battle on his hands."
Coming off a career year (47/835/8), Cooper may have a tough time repeating that production even with the team's leading receiver from last year now in Washington. Not only does Jeremy Maclin return from a torn ACL, but Jordan Matthews has been impressive during OTAs and camp and should become a bigger part of the offense as the season progresses.
Recently, RG3 said of Chris Thompson, "We want him to be Darren Sproles...I love the guy." Helu is competing with Thompson and rookie Lache Seastrunk to be the change-of-pace option behind Alfred Morris, but I expect Helu to get the most opportunities in that role. Helu had only 31 catches last season, but he had 49 of them as a rookie when he also broke the franchise's single-game receptions (14) record.
While I'm not a huge fan of "Dropson," I can understand why some see some breakout potential for the second-year player as the team's top outside receiver. That said, he had foot surgery in March, during which he had a screw permanently inserted in his foot, and that has kept him on the PUP list.
Dobson is the WR52 in this mock and he currently has a PPR ADP of WR54; in my PPR rankings, however, he is my WR64.
Indirectly receiving huge praise from Bill Parcells, Parcells said to Sean Payton of Robinson: “‘Sean what are you doing? You’ve got Curtis Martin right in front of your eyes, and you’re not doing anything with him. Give him the ball.’”
While it's (obviously) way too soon to induct Robinson into the Hall of Fame, but it says a lot when Parcells compares a player to a Hall-of-Fame running back that produced for the coach. Robinson has an excellent combination of size, power and elusiveness.
While Cutler did not stay healthy for the full season, the combination of Cutler and Josh McCown threw for a total of 4,450 yards and 32 touchdowns in Marc Trestman's first season in Chicago. Through Week 16, the Cutler/McCown duo scored 289.6 fantasy points, which would have been enough to finish third among QBs last season.
Not only do the Bears have a pair of stud receivers (Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery), but Matt Forte is one of the league's best receivers out of the backfield and he set receiving career highs last season. With more familiarity of Trestman's offense, Cutler provides plenty of upside for those that wait on QB.
While Montee Ball takes over Knowshon Moreno's featured role in this offense, it's certainly possible that more than one running back finishes as a top-50 fantasy running back in 2014 as both Moreno and Ball did so last season. When it comes to backing up Ball, I think Anderson ends up with that job and he's the 50th running back off the board in this mock.
11.09 - Sean Beazley (Team 3): Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Carolina Panthers
On a roster otherwise devoid of 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.
With a talented trio of starters (Dez Bryant, Michael Floyd and Kendall Wright), Brendan has added a pair of wideouts with breakout potential as his WR4 (Justin Hunter) and WR5 (Wheaton). Possessing outstanding speed, the second-year receiver out of Oregon State will have an expanded role within the team's offense this year. Both Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery have moved on to new destinations and Wheaton is once again having an excellent start to camp.
Perhaps a boring option at receiver, Hartline has scored a total of only 10 touchdowns in his five-year career. That averages to only one touchdown per every 25.9 receptions. That said, he has exceeded 70 receptions and 1,000 yards in back-to-back years and should come close to those numbers once again.
11.12 - Dan Yanotchko (Team 3): Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions
As difficult as it is for rookie tight ends, I'd prefer someone like Ladarius Green as a high-ceiling tight end over Ebron. Not only has Ebron battled drops during camp, he will compete for targets with plenty of talented weapons in the team's passing attack. With his physical gifts, Ebron should develop into a special player in the league, but we should expect inconsistency from the rookie as he gets acclimated to the NFL game in 2014.
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