Mock DraftsJune 5, 2007


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2007 May Mock Draft

By Joel Wilbourn

Recently, twelve Fantasy Football Cafe regulars got together for a mock draft to pass the time during the offseason. This mock draft includes rookies from the 2007 NFL Draft.

This draft is a 16-round serpentine style draft that starts 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 K, and 1 DEF. The scoring is pretty standard with the exceptions of 4 points per passing touchdown and .5 points per reception (PPR). Included below the draft is a round by round commentary on the draft by resident Cafe experts Jeff LaGrassa and Gary Davenport. We hope that the mock draft helps you in your fantasy draft endeavors and please feel free to post any comments, criticisms, or questions for the drafters in the Cafe forums that can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.

Pick #PlayerRoundTeam
1.LaDainian Tomlinson – RB, SD
1Gnu
2. Steven Jackson – RB, StL
1FFN
3.  Larry Johnson – RB, KC
1BBB
4.   Frank Gore – RB, SF
1Dlux
5.    Willie Parker – RB, Pit
1Blitz
6.     Shaun Alexander – RB, Sea
1GB4L
7.      Brian Westbrook – RB, Phi
1Madas
8.       Joseph Addai – RB, Ind
1Joel
9.        Peyton Manning – QB, Ind
1Ski
10.         Rudi Johnson – RB, Cin
1Kroy
11.          Reggie Bush – RB, NO
1Treat
12.           Clinton Portis – RB, Was
1Ste
13.           Steve Smith – WR, Car
2Ste
14.          Laurence Maroney – RB, NE
2Treat
15.         Marvin Harrison – WR, Ind
2Kroy
16.        Travis Henry – RB, Den
2Ski
17.       Chad Johnson – WR, Cin
2Joel
18.      Torry Holt – WR, StL
2Madas
19.     Terrell Owens – WR Dal
2GB4L
20.    Reggie Wayne, WR Ind
2Blitz
21.   Willis Mcgahee- RB, Bal
2Dlux
22.  Ronnie Brown – RB, Mia
2BBB
23. Maurice Jones-Drew – RB, Jax
2FFN
24.Thomas Jones – RB, NYJ
2Gnu
25.Larry Fitzgerald – WR, Ari
3Gnu
26. TJ Houshmandzadeh – WR, Cin
3FFN
27.  Edgerrin James – RB, Ari
3BBB
28.   Roy Williams- WR, Det
3Dlux
29.    Cedric Benson – RB, Chi
3Blitz
30.     Javon Walker – WR, Den
3GB4L
31.      Marshawn Lynch – RB, Buf
3Madas
32.       Randy Moss, WR, NE
3Joel
33.        Antonio Gates, TE, SD
3Ski
34.         Deuce McAllister – RB, NO
3Kroy
35.          Andre Johnson – WR, Hou
3Treat
36.           Marion Barber – RB, Dal
3Ste
37.           Marques Colston – WR, NO
4Ste
38.          Anquan Boldin – WR, Ari
4Treat
39.         Brandon Jacobs – RB, NY
4Kroy
40.        Donald Driver – WR, GB
4Ski
41.       Cadillac Williams – RB, TB
4Joel
42.      Lee Evans – WR, Buf
4Madas
43.     Adrian Peterson – RB, Min
4GB4L
44.    Braylon Edwards – WR, Cle
4Blitz
45.   Plaxico Burress – WR, NYG
4Dlux
46.  Darrell Jackson – WR, SF
4BBB
47. Ahman Green – RB, Hou
4FFN
48.Hines Ward – WR, Pit
4Gnu
49.Warrick Dunn – RB, Atl
5Gnu
50. Drew Brees – QB, NO
5FFN
51.  Carson Palmer – QB, Cin
5BBB
52.   Jamal Lewis- RB, Cle
5Dlux
53.    Tom Brady, QB, NE
5Blitz
54.     Calvin Johnson – WR, Det
5GB4L
55.      Reggie Brown – WR Phi
5Madas
56.       Laveranues Coles – WR, NYJ
5Joel
57.        Santana Moss, WR, Was
5Ski
58.         Donovan McNabb – QB, Phi
5Kroy
59.          Marc Bulger – QB, StL
5Treat
60.           Chester Taylor – RB, Min
5Ste
61.           Kellen Winslow Jr. – TE, Cle
6Ste
62.          Todd Heap – TE, Bal
6Treat
63.         Tony Gonzalez – TE, Kan
6Kroy
64.        Julius Jones-RB, Dal
6Ski
65.       Tatum Bell – RB, Det
6Joel
66.      Vincent Jackson – WR, SD
6Madas
67.     Deangelo Williams – RB, Car
6GB4L
68.    Chris Chambers – WR, MIA
6Blitz
69.   Alge Crumpler – TE, ATL
6Dlux
70.  Joey Galloway – WR, TB
6BBB
71. Deion Branch – WR, Sea
6FFN
72.Matt Hasselbeck – QB, Sea
6Gnu
73.Jeremy Shockey – TE, NYG
7Gnu
74. Bears Defense – DT, Chi
7FFN
75.  Fred Taylor – RB, Jax
7BBB
76.   Baltimore Defense – DT, Bal
7Dlux
77.    Terry Glenn – WR, Dal
7Blitz
78.     Jon Kitna – QB, Det
7GB4L
79.      Michael Vick – QB, Atl
7Madas
80.       Tony Romo – QB, Dal
7Joel
81.        Brandon Jackson – RB, GB
7Ski
82.         Mark Clayton – WR, Bal
7Kroy
83.          Devery Henderson – WR, NO
7Treat
84.           Jerricho Cotchery – WR, NYJ
7Ste
85.           Vernand Morency – RB, GB
8Ste
86.          Chris Henry – RB, Ten
8Treat
87.         D.J. Hackett – WR, Sea
8Kroy
88.        DeShaun Foster – RB, Car
8Ski
89.       Vince Young – QB, Ten
8Joel
90.      Jay Cutler – QB, Den
8Madas
91.     Chris Cooley – TE, Was
8GB4L
92.    Vernon Davis – TE, SF
8Blitz
93.   Bernard Berrian – WR, Chi
8Dlux
94.  Joe Horn – WR, Atl
8BBB
95. Kevin Jones – RB, Det
8FFN
96.Issac Bruce – WR, StL
8Gnu
97.Phillip Rivers – QB, SD
9Gnu
98. Greg Jennings – WR, GB
9FFN
99.  Jason Witten – TE, Dal
9BBB
100.   Matt Jones – WR, Jax
9Dlux
101.    Lamont Jordan – RB, Oak
9Blitz
102.     Adam Vinatieri – K, Ind
9GB4L
103.      Jerious Norwood – RB, Atl
9Madas
104.       Dominic Rhodes – RB, Oak
9Joel
105.        Kevin Curtis – WR, Phi
9Ski
106.         Reuben Droughns – RB, NYG
9Kroy
107.          Sydney Rice – WR, Min
9Treat
108.           Matt Leinart – QB, Ari
9Ste
109.           Santonio Holmes – WR, Pit
10Ste
110.          New England Patriots – DT, NE
10Treat
111.         Donte Stallworth – WR, NE
10Kroy
112.        Eli Manning – QB, NYG
10Ski
113.       Muhsin Muhammad – WR, Chi
10Joel
114.      Mike Bell – RB, Den
10Madas
115.     Lendale White RB Ten
10GB4L
116.    Ladell Betts- RB, Was
10Blitz
117.   Michael Turner- RB, SD
10Dlux
118.  Brandon Jones – WR, Ten
10BBB
119. Jerry Porter – WR, Oak
10FFN
120.Leon Washington – RB, NYJ
10Gnu
121.Michael Clayton – WR, TB
11Gnu
122. Chargers Defense – DT, SD
11FFN
123.  Drew Bennett – WR, StL
11BBB
124.   Brett Favre – QB, GB
11Dlux
125.    Dwayne Jarrett – WR, CAR
11Blitz
126.     Randy McMichael – TE StL
11GB4L
127.      Mike Furrey – WR, Det
11Madas
128.       Derrick Mason – WR, Bal
11Joel
129.        Eddie Kennison – WR, KC
11Ski
130.         Ben Roethlisberger – QB, Pit
11Kroy
131.          Lorenzo Booker – RB, Mia
11Treat
132.           Alex Smith – QB, SF
11Ste
133.           Kenny Irons – RB, Cin
12Ste
134.          Michael Bush – RB, Oak
12Treat
135.         Dwayne Bowe – WR, Kan
12Kroy
136.        Anthony Thomas – RB, Buf
12Ski
137.       Ben Watson – TE, NE
12Joel
138.      Desmond Clark – TE, Chi
12Madas
139.     Anthony Gonzalez – WR, Ind
12GB4L
140.    Travis Taylor – WR, Oak
12Blitz
141.   Jake Delhomme – QB, Car
12Dlux
142.  LJ Smith – TE, Phi
12BBB
143. Robert Meachem – WR, NO
12FFN
144.Reggie Williams – WR, Jax
12Gnu
145.Maurice Morris – RB, Sea
13Gnu
146. Heath Miller – TE, Pit
13FFN
147.  Chris Henry – WR, Cin
13BBB
148.   Marty Booker- WR, MIA
13Dlux
149.    Dallas Clark – TE, Ind
13Blitz
150.     Miami Dolphins – Def, Mia
13GB4L
151.      Robbie Gould – K, Chi
13Madas
152.       Tony Scheffler – TE, Den
13Joel
153.        Keyshawn Johnson – WR, Free Agent
13Ski
154.         Jacksonville Jaguars – DT, Jax
13Kroy
155.          Jeff Wilkens – K, StL
13Treat
156.           Ronald Curry – WR, Oak
13Ste
157.           Greg Olsen – TE, Chi
14Ste
158.          J.P. Losman – QB, Buf
14Treat
159.         Antonio Pittman – RB, NO
14Kroy
160.        Joe Jurevicious – WR, Cle
14Ski
161.       Denver Broncos – DT, Den
14Joel
162.      Owen Daniels – TE, Hou
14Madas
163.     Brandon Marshall – WR, Den
14GB4L
164.    Philadelphia Eagles – DT, Phi
14Blitz
165.   Brandon Lloyd – WR, Was
14Dlux
166.  Rex Grossman – QB, Chi
14BBB
167. Shayne Graham – K, Cin
14FFN
168.Dallas Cowboys – DT, Dal
14Gnu
169.Nate Kaeding – K, SD
15Gnu
170. Jeff Garcia – QB, TB
15FFN
171.  Carolina Panthers – DT, Car
15BBB
172.   Musa Smith -RB, Bal
15Dlux
173.    Adrian Peterson – RB Chi
15Blitz
174.     Byron Leftwich – QB, Jax
15GB4L
175.      Pittsburgh Steelers – DT, Pit
15Madas
176.       Kansas City Chiefs – DT, KC
15Joel
177.        Seattle Seahawks – DT, Sea
15Ski
178.         Ted Ginn Jr. – WR, Mia
15Kroy
179.          Correll Buckhalter – RB, Phi
15Treat
180.           Atlanta Falcons – DT, Atl
15Ste
181.           Jason Hanson – K, Det
16Ste
182.          Hank Baskett – WR, Phi
16Treat
183.         David Akers – K, Phi
16Kroy
184.        Neil Rackers – K, Ari
16Ski
185.       Najeh Davenport – RB, Pit
16Joel
186.      Olindo Mare – K, NO
16Madas
187.     Sammy Morris – RB, NE
16GB4L
188.    Dave Rayner – K, GB
16Blitz
189.   Jason Elam – K, Den
16Dlux
190.  Stephen Gostkowski – K, NE
16BBB
191. Eric Johnson – TE, NO
16FFN
192.David Martin – TE, Mia
16Gnu

Gnu = Gnu314
FFN = FFNewbie
BBB = BigBadBrawler
Dlux = Deluxe_247
Blitz = Mrblitz
GB4L = GreenBay4Life
madas = Madaslives911
Joel = Joelamosobadiah
Ski = Skibrett15
Kroy = Kilroy1872
Treat = Treat24
Ste = Steelerfan513

 
Draft Commentary
By Jeff LaGrassa and Gary Davenport

Round One

Gary Davenport: Much as you would expect, there weren’t any big surprises in this draft’s first round. Peyton Manning went a bit earlier than I would have figured in a league that awards four points for passing touchdowns. The Reggie Bush selection at 1.11 is a nice value pick in a PPR league such as this one, and if Clinton Portis returns to form in 2007, he could be a bargain at 1.12.

Jeff LaGrassa: I agree that there weren’t any big surprises in the first round; the participants are all fantasy football experts here at the Cafe so there shouldn’t be. I also agree that Reggie Bush at 1.11 in a PPR league is quite appropriate.

Round Two

GD: Another fairly “by the numbers” round. As it stands to reason in a PPR league that starts three wide receivers, you would see some of the “elite” wide receivers chosen in the second round. I’m not as convinced as some that Laurence Maroney will thrive as the Patriots’ featured back given his struggles down the stretch last season. I also think it was something of a stretch to take him ahead of a more “proven” running back in Willis McGahee. The 11th pick of the round once again yielded a solid value in the form of a second-year running back with Jacksonville’s Maurice Jones-Drew.

JL: The only pick that struck me as an odd one in round two was Ronnie Brown at 2.10, especially since Edgerrin James was still available. I’m not a big fan of Miami’s offseason moves and their draft, and the Cardinals have two experienced coaches coming in and upgraded their offensive line considerably through the draft and free agency.

Round Three

GD: Some eye-opening selections in this round. Taking a rookie running back (Marshawn Lynch) who is playing behind a mediocre line on a bad team in Buffalo at 3.07 has to be considered a reach. The same can be said about Randy Moss one pick later. While the trade to New England certainly increases Randy’s fantasy value, I think that given his temperamental nature and Tom Brady’s propensity to spread the ball around, it was reaching to draft him ahead of the likes of Anquan Boldin and Andre Johnson, who led the NFL in receptions with 103 in 2006.

JL: I didn’t think the Marshawn Lynch pick was a reach considering the other RBs available at that spot (D. McAllister, M. Barber, B. Jacobs, C. Williams). The talented rookie will step right into a starting position in Buffalo, a team that upgraded their offensive line in the offseason as well. I think that when fantasy drafts roll around later this summer, Lynch’s average draft position (ADP) will fall in the middle of the third round, and right in line with this pick.

Round Four

GD: Wide receivers were the name of the game in Round Four, with 8 of the 12 picks coming from that position. Anquan Boldin at 4.2 was a great value and may have been the steal of the draft to this point. The Browns’ offseason and draft has been cause for optimism in Cleveland, but not so much so as to justify drafting Braylon Edwards this early. The selection of Darrell Jackson was an interesting choice given his recent trade to San Francisco, which I feel decreases his fantasy value enough to drop him behind the likes of Hines Ward and Laveraneus Coles, who were both available.

JL: I agree that Boldin at 4.2 is great value and Braylon Edwards was drafted a little too soon. Even if you’re a firm believer in the “Third-year WR stud” theory, it’s hard to imagine that Edwards will accrue stats worthy of this draft position with possibly rookie QB Brady Quinn slinging the rock to him, especially considering Quinn’s known accuracy issues. Plaxico Burress, Hines Ward, and Reggie Brown are just three of the marquee names that were still available at that point. I’m also one who thinks that Ahman Green’s fortunes won’t improve despite the change of scenery in Houston. This is a 30 year old RB playing with a first year starting QB, behind one of the worst offensive lines in football, and most likely in a running back by committee (RBBC) situation.

Round Five

GD: Signal callers took center stage in round number five, as five quarterbacks were drafted, and the likes of Drew Brees, Carson Palmer, Tom Brady, Donovan McNabb, and Marc Bulger are all solid values in the fifth. Selecting Lions rookie wide receiver Calvin Johnson ahead of wideouts such as Reggie Brown, Laveranues Coles, and Santana Moss was a risky move, but if the Georgia Tech star meets expectations that risk may pay off.

JL: I’m actually quite impressed that the mock drafters held off on QBs this long – these experts wisely focused on building RB and WR depth in the earlier rounds, knowing that there’s a lot of depth in the second tier of QBs after Peyton Manning. If I must nitpick, I personally didn’t like the choice of Donovan McNabb before Marc Bulger given McNabb’s injury history and the slew of weapons Bulger has available to him in St. Louis.

Round Six

GD: Round six kicked off with a group of second-tier Tight Ends being selected (Kellen Winslow, Todd Heap, and Tony Gonzalez, in that order), who all scored within 8 fantasy points of each other in this format in 2006. Tatum Bell could definitely be looked at as a high-risk/high-reward pick. If Kevin Jones’ injured foot keeps him sidelined for a significant part of 2007, Tatum Bell could pay big fantasy dividends in Mike Martz’s offense. However, recent reports have stated that Kevin Jones will be ready for training camp, which would likely relegate Tatum to the bench and make this pick a wasted one.

JL: I thought the Winslow and Gonzalez picks were appropriate considering their owners had built good depth on their rosters to that point. However the Heap pick was a luxury that owner could not afford which left him with very shaky running back depth. Deangelo Williams at 6.07 was a steal!

Round Seven

GD: The selection of two defenses in the first part of Round Seven are questionable in my opinion. Given the inherent unpredictability of Fantasy Defenses (rarely does the top-ranked defense entering the season finish the season in that spot), and the importance of depth to a fantasy roster, drafting any defense (even those as vaunted as Chicago’s or Baltimore’s) is not generally advisable. If Jacksonville running back Fred Taylor can come close to matching his 2006 production (1,388 yards from scrimmage and 6 TDs) this season, he would represent excellent value with the third pick of the round.

JL: There appears to be considerable controversy at the Cafe over the drafting of a top defense early. I’m in 100% agreement that the selection of two defenses in the 7th round is not a preferred strategy. One can’t say enough about the value of these middle round picks and adding depth, instead of using these picks on these less important positions. There exists a wealth of data and consistent trends that the top defensive teams and kickers rarely repeat as top finishers the following year, and the difference between the top defenses or kickers and the average ones is very small. The loss of value when using draft picks on defenses and kickers before the 11th round is simply enormous.

Round Eight

GD: This year’s Madden cover boy (and potential “curse” victim), Tennessee quarterback Vince Young, was selected in the eighth round, and while his passing numbers were far from spectacular in 2006 (51.5% completion percentage, 12 touchdowns, 13 interceptions), his 552 yards and 7 touchdowns on the ground offset this (especially in a 4 pt. passing/6 pt. rushing TD league such as this one). However, I do feel he is a solid pick as a “platoon” QB. The end of the round saw two veteran wideouts in Joe Horn and Isaac Bruce chosen, and while each has had an excellent NFL career, each also has significant questions regarding their durability and situations heading into the 2007 season.

JL: In the offseason, the Titans had some significant free agent losses in RB Travis Henry and WR Drew Bennett, and in my opinion, there are major questions about the running backs and wide receivers that will start this year in Tennessee which affects Vince Young’s value. I would have opted for the QB selected with the next pick, Jay Cutler. The young Denver quarterback averaged 88.5 in QB rating and threw two touchdown passes in four out of five starts at the end of last year. With regards to “platooning”, I did find it curious that both managers who took Young and Cutler also selected a quarterback in the previous round. I have San Francisco TE Vernon Davis ranked as my second best for 2007 after Gates, and acquiring him late in the 8th round may prove to be a steal.

Round Nine

JL: Waiting until the end of the 9th round to choose a starting QB was a risky move, but that owner has to be ecstatic at nabbing Matt Leinart. A new coaching staff and an upgraded offensive linemen should pay dividends for the young quarterback. The owner that drafted a kicker in the 9th round should be hanging his head in shame. Who would you rather have on your roster – Eli Manning, Ladell Betts, Michael Turner, or a kicker?

GD: Couldn’t agree more. Simply put, there is no viable reason to ever select a kicker as early as Adam Vinatieri was in this draft since the top rated fantasy kicker and top scoring fantasy kicker are rarely ever the same, and even if they were, 9.06 would still be way too soon to take one.

Round Ten

JL: Woe is the Tomlinson and Portis owners who didn’t handcuff their stud RBs. I’m actually surprised that Turner and Betts made it to the tenth round. Mike Bell is also a necessary handcuff that the Travis Henry owner missed out on. Not every stud running back has a handcuff, but fantasy owners of those who do need to keep them in mind when drafts approach later this summer.

GD: I find it interesting that in this draft so little “fantasy faith” existed for Titans’ second-year running back LenDale White that he was drafted a full two rounds later than Tennessee rookie Chris Henry, especially given that Henry was a split-time back who gained less than 1,000 Yards on the ground in his collegiate career at Arizona.

Round Eleven

JL: Now we are starting to see some appropriate defensive picks. I really like the Chargers here in the 11th round. Also, if rumors of the new spread offense with 4 WR sets and 3 TE sets for the Steelers are true, getting Ben Roethlisberger here could be a steal.

GD: The San Diego selection isn’t a bad one in and of itself, however, given that defenses generally have little trade value in fantasy football and that the same team spent a seventh round pick on a defense (Chicago at 7.02), the selection of the Chargers’ defense at 11.02 strikes me as a wasted pick.

Round Twelve

JL: We’ve already seen a few, but now the rookies are beginning to come off the boards in the 12th round, which is where most of them should be going. With a few exceptions, it’s rare to see rookies make much of a fantasy impact no matter the position, and the chance of bust is great. Oakland WR Travis Taylor is a curious selection, given that Ronald Curry was still available.

GD: I agree that rookies have a fairly high chance of busting, but I also feel the three rookie wide receivers drafted here all have some decent sleeper potential. Dwayne Bowe (12.03) should start opposite Eddie Kennison in Kansas City, while both Anthony Gonzalez (12.07) and Robert Meachem (12.11) will be playing in high-powered offenses (Indianapolis and New Orleans, respectively).

Round Thirteen

JL: A 13th round pick that yielded a lot of debate as this draft was occurring was WR Chris Henry of the Bengals, who will be suspended for the first 8 games of the season. Unless bench sizes are exceedingly large, with NFL bye weeks and surprise free agents in the first few weeks of the season, it’s doubtful that Henry would make it to the 9th game on that manager’s roster (or it would be foolish to do so) and I agree that this is a wasted pick. WR Keyshawn Johnson retired after this draft occurred which makes that owner’s pick unfortunately a wasted one as well. I think the 13th round is still too early for a kicker. Wouldn’t you rather have a sleeper QB with upside like J.P Losman, Jeff Garcia or Rex Grossman, or a WR prospect like Ronald Curry, Brandon Marshall or Ted Ginn Jr. instead of a kicker could turn out to be average and swapped out by the 6th game of the season?

GD: I agree completely about Henry. Although he’s a talented receiver, a seven man bench is simply too small to waste a roster spot on a player that will miss at least eight weeks. Keyshawn was a risky pick (and an illustration of the potential perils of early drafts), but had he signed with, say, Tennessee (as had been rumored) it would have been a great value, so I’m willing to give a “Mock Mulligan” on that choice.

Round Fourteen

JL: In the 14th round we’re seeing some backup TEs and QBs selected, including the aforementioned sleepers at QB. I think the selection of RB Antonio Pittman is a little curious in anything but dynasty keeper leagues. With RBs Deuce McAllister and Reggie Bush ahead of him on the depth chart I’d be surprised if Pittman sees the field, let alone be fantasy relevant, in a yearly re-draft league such as this mock is based on.

GD: I see Pittman as low-cost injury insurance for McAllister owners. Personally, I would rather burn a late flier on that type of insurance than hope I have waiver priority should Deuce go down, as at that time, the former Buckeye’s role in the New Orleans Offense would likely increase significantly. Cleveland wideout Joe Jurevicius could be a great value this late if he can recapture even part of his 2005 “magic”, when he scored double-digit touchdowns for the Seattle Seahawks.

Round Fifteen

JL: By the 15th round, the defenses are coming out in full force, and with a defensive minded coach like Mike Tomlin at the helm, I think getting the Steelers defense here is fantastic value. I see that Correll Buckhalter was chosen in this round, a player that struggled to remain fantasy relevant last year when he had the backup gig to Brian Westbrook to himself. Now competing for carries with Tony Hunt, I’d be surprised if Buckhalter can make any fantasy impact in 2007, even if Westbrook were to miss some time.

GD: Considering his recent struggles during stints on bad teams in Cleveland and Detroit and that he may not even be the opening day starter in Tampa, I think the best place for quarterback Jeff Garcia (15.02) to begin the 2007 fantasy season in most leagues is on the waiver wire.

Round Sixteen

JL: And the kickers come flying off the shelves in the 16th and final round as they should. They are simply fantasy afterthoughts that should barely affect overall scoring in your league. If there are kickers scoring more than 20 points any given week in your league, then you have poor league settings. Fantasy football should be won or lost by the combined efforts of your RBs, WRs, QBs, TEs, and defense, not because you award a silly 10 points for a field goal of 50 yards or more.

GD: Looking back on my own mock, I can’t say I’m thrilled (or disgusted) with the team I assembled, and it was due in large part to my selection of Marvin Harrison in the 2nd round. I’ve got nothing against Mr. Harrison (he’s my top-ranked WR heading into the season), and this is a topic that will be discussed and debated extensively as we near the heart of fantasy draft “season”, but if you decide to draft a wide receiver in the first two rounds, don’t be surprised if you find yourself scrambling for running backs, or if the final result isn’t what you had intended.

 
Joel Wilbourn, Jeff LaGrassa, and Gary Davenport are three of a growing number of fantasy experts who write for the Cafe. You can catch up with them in the Cafe's forums where they post under the names of joelamosobadiah, The Lung, and Kilroy1872 respectively.
 
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