NFL H2H Mock Draft Board: September 10 Team Draft | Fantasy Football
September Standard League 10 Team Mock Draft Board
With the fantasy football season starting in just a short while from now I thought it would be a good idea to have one last mock draft for standard league play. This mock is for all of you fantasy football owners that like drafting your team as close to the start of the season as possible.
Below I have a link to our mock drafts for standard league play from June, July and August. If you like you can click on the link and see where different players have gone as the season has drawn closer.
After the monthly mock draft postings, I have selected a player from each of the first three rounds of your September mock to talk about.
First Round: Chicago Bears Running Back Matt Forte
While Matt Forte went fourth overall in this draft I have him as the third best running back to take in standard league play. Forte has all the attributes you want in a fantasy running back as he can run, catch, score and break the occasional big play.
Not only is this runner talented but he has a head coach in Lovie Smith that is committed to the running game. Beyond his coaches commitment, Forte also has a quarterback that defense have to respect in Jay Culter and he has an upgraded offensive line.
In the past two preseason games against the Giants and Broncos we have seen the Bears find success in different ways. At home against the Giants the Bears took advantage of a defense that was on short rest and made them pay.
It was nice to see Forte and the offense look sharp that week but I was more impressed with how the team handled the loud crowd noise in Denver, as Cutler returned to a hostel home coming. At first the Bears offense didn’t do much but they settled down and Forte had two touchdowns by the end of the first half.
To see this team handle a situation like that on the road so early in the year, only boosts my confidence that Forte will succeed in hard road games this season.
Take Forte with confidence and expect a great season in 2009.
Round Two: New York Jets Running Back Thomas Jones
While Thomas Jones did go late in the second round, it was the first time I’ve seen him drafted in this area all summer long. In all fairness to Jones he probably deserves to be drafted as a second round pick as he did have 15 touchdowns last season.
It looks like we can forget about the rumors of Jones being traded as he now looks like he will in fact be the main runner on the Jets again. With Shonn Greene sidelined because of injury, we have seen Jones find success this preseason converting touchdowns at the goaline.
Until last year Jones was never a great touchdown maker and if he is to deliver for fantasy owners this season (as a second round pick) he will need to have at least 9 touchdowns. If Greene does not become the goal line back at any point this season than Jones should deliver for fantasy owners, even with a rookie quarterback.
Third Round: Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Peyton Manning
Earlier in the summer I was very concerned about Peyton Manning and the Colts offense as they had lost both their offensive coordinator and their offensive line coach. But by the end of July the Colts had hired on both coaches as consultants and the NFL told all teams that consultants can call plays during games.
With the coaching staff now intact and a new offensive minded head coach, the Colts could play a more aggressive style of offense in 2009.
If this hold true and the Colts do in fact attack more in the passing game than Manning should easily throw for around 35 touchdowns this season.
With a strong season I have Manning right in the middle of the top six quarterbacks for the 2009 fantasy football season. Below I have my top six overall.
Fantasy Football Information Writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com