We are now at the midway point of our new 12-round 2-QB fantasy football mock draft as we have completed another round of our "slow" draft.
Here are Round 6 results:
In his breakout season, Cameron was much more productive in the first half of the year than he was in the second half. In his first eight games, Cameron finished with 49 receptions for 596 yards and six touchdowns. While he had a huge Week 14 vs. the Patriots (9/121/1), the second half was a huge disappointment overall: 31/321/1. From Weeks 9 to 16, Week 14 was the only week he had more than four fantasy points.
As Josh Gordon (almost definitely) faces a season-long ban, however, it should open up the opportunities for Cameron — even if he draws more defensive attention — to produce TE1 numbers on a more consistent basis throughout the season.
While he's far from a househould name, Bell broke out last season and finished as the game's RB17 through Week 16. Bell exceeded 50 catches for a second consecutive season and gained 1,197 yards from scrimmage on a total of 219 touches while scoring eight touchdowns. With expectations of an even larger role within the offense, Bell could improve upon last year's numbers and he's one of my favorite undervalued running backs this year.
Wallace had a career-high 73 catches, but he averaged a career-low 12.7 yards per reception as he failed to reach 1,000 receiving yards for a second consecutive season. One of the league's fastest receivers, Wallace never seemed to get on the same page with Ryan Tannehill, who was sacked a league-high 58 times.
If the Dolphins can protect Tannehill better this year and the duo develops creater chemistry, we should see a bounce-back season from 60 Minutes. In addition, new OC Bill Lazor has brought the up-tempo offense with him from Philadelphia and early reports have been positive for Wallace.
A model of inconsistency on a weekly basis, Dalton managed to exceed everyone's full-year expectations as he finished as a top-five scorer among fantasy QBs in 2013. Dalton set career highs with 4,293 yards and 33 touchdowns, but he also threw 20 interceptions as well.
There's no chance that Dalton finishes as a top-five scorer in 2014, but he's fine as a QB2, which he is for Dan's time behind Andrew Luck.
Davis finished with 52 receptions for 850 yards and 13 touchdowns last season. It was the second time that he finished with double-digit touchdowns and he tied his previous career high of 16.3 yards per reception. The frustrating part of owning Davis, however, it is that Davis doesn't get the amount of targets on a weekly basis that one would expect considering how much of an athletic mismatch he is.
With an improved and/or healthier wide receiver corps, it's possible that we see greater inconsistency from Davis on a weekly basis in 2014.
Things got off to a great start, sort of, last year for Vereen, who rushed for 101 yards and added seven receptions for 58 yards in the opener. Of course, Vereen sustained a wrist injury in Week 1 that knocked him out of the next eight games. In the eight games he played, he had 635 YFS, 47 receptions and four touchdowns.
While he's better in PPR formats, if you double Vereen's numbers for a full-season pace, he would have finished with 1,270 yards from scrimmage. That would have ranked 14th among running backs.
6.07 - Kevin Hanson (Team 2): Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins
Poor offensive line play led to Tannehill being sacked a league-high 58 times last year. With improvements along their offensive line and the team's new up-tempo offense, Tannehill should take additional strides in his development in 2014. An excellent athlete for quarterback that once led A&M in receiving, Tannehill will have more opportunities to run as the Dolphins will use more read-option plays.
In addition, no quarterback has a better fantasy football strength of schedule than Tannehill.
In his first season in Bruce Arians' offense, Palmer threw for a career-high 4,274 yards to go along with a career-worst 22 interceptions. With a talented duo of receivers, Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd, and a talented receiver out of the backfield, Andre Ellington, Palmer should come close to last year's numbers again. In addition, speedy third-round rookie John Brown has been turning heads and should secure No. 3 duties in the receiving corps.
Manning had a six-year low in completion percentage (57.5), five-year low in yards (3,818), nine-year low in touchdowns (18) and a career-high in interceptions (league-worst 27). The good news is Manning could only be better in 2014, right? The Giants have a new offensive coordinator/scheme, but the passing attack has looked lackluster this preseason.
A few factors that could negatively impact Gore's fantasy value are: (1) age — now 31 years old, (2) workload — 2,500-plus career touches, (3) extra eight playoff games over past three seasons and (4) career-low 4.1 YPC last year.
That said, the 49ers have one of the league's best offensive lines and Gore has rushed for 1,100-plus yards and eight-plus touchdowns in three consecutive seasons. In addition, he has played all 48 regular-season games over the past three seasons. Before 2011, Gore had played 16 games just once in six seasons.
One of the league's faster receivers, Smith set career highs in receptions (65) and yards (1,128) but a career low in touchdowns (four) last season. Provided the Ravens protect Joe Flacco better, only Ryan Tannehill was sacked more often, the Ravens' pass offense should improve in 2014. In addition, Smith should be more featured in Gary Kubiak's offense than he was last year.
6.12 - Dan Yanotchko (Team 1): Bishop Sankey, RB, Tennessee Titans
Not only was Sankey the first running back selected in this year's draft, at a record-worst slot (54th overall) for the first running back taken in a (real) draft, but he faces the weakest competition for touches among the top rookie running backs. While there will initially be a committee approach with Shonn Greene getting short-yardage and some early-down work as well as Dexter McCluster playing a Danny Woodhead-type role, Sankey should emerge as a fantasy RB2 by the end of the season.
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