2011 PPR Mock Draft Results – 2nd Round
Big time receivers were the story in the second round of our ten team PPR mock draft, as Roddy White, Larry Fitzgerald, Greg Jennings, Vincent Jackson and Hakeem Nicks were all selected. Just a few weeks ago, Jackson wasn’t in this range but his hot preseason, has made his ADP value shoot up as the days go by. Why not, as Philip Rivers is likely to be one of the top candidates for league MVP, and Jackson seems ready to be an elite receiver in fantasy leagues.
11. Roddy White (ADP 9.0) – While I’m concerned about Harry Douglas and Julio Jones taking away valuable targets from Roddy White, you can’t deny that he’s worthy of your WR-1 this season. White will continue to be Matt Ryan’s favorite target but don’t be surprised his reception total falls back to around 85 catches this year.
12. Larry Fitzgerald (ADP 13.0) - Last year was horrible for Larry Fitzgerald, but fantasy owners should have seen it coming after the team bailed on Matt Lienart and had Derrick Anderson, and two rookies left at quarterback. With Kevin Kolb on the team, this year will be all about these two establishing a good relationship, and I fully expect Fitzgerald to wall away with at least 1oo receptions this year.
13. Philip Rivers (ADP 30.3) – I took Philip Rivers higher than his ADP suggest he should go, but I just feel like this guy could be the best fantasy quarterback going. Rivers was unbelievable last season, and it didn’t seem to matter that Vincent Jackson was gone, or Antonio Gates was out most of the second half. With all his pass catchers back in the mix, Rivers is likely to have a career year, and get serious consideration for the leagues’ MVP trophy.
14. Maurice Jones-Drew (ADP 12.4) – Not a fan of drafting Maurice Jones-Drew this year, but he does have better value in a PPR league because he catches the football. This is more than fair value for a player who can produce as an elite fantasy option when healthy. Expect MJD to grind through the season, and he’s likely to breakdown in the second half of the year, as he’s slowly coming back from microfracture knee surgery this off-season.
15. Greg Jennings (ADP 19.2) – Jennings will never be a top five receiver in receptions in a given season, but as long as he’s hooking up with Aaron Rodgers on the deep ball, he’s a worthy second round selection. Still, with Hakeem Nicks on the board at his point, this fantasy owner should have targeted the third-year star instead.
16. Darren McFadden (ADP 12.8) – Reports out of Raiders’ camp have Darren McFadden looking better than ever and why not as the young running back turning just 24 years old at the end of August. Still developing in his physical strength, McFadden needs to prove he can improve his durability issues from previous season, but if you can snag him at this point in the draft, consider it a steal.
17. Steven Jackson(ADP 22.7) – It’s time to pay attention to the Rams as they dominated against the Chiefs in the third week of the preseason and look ready to win the NFC Western Division. While some believe Jackson has lost a step, I believe he only gained as the Rams are finally a good team once again, and Jackson will benifit from Sam Bradford’s obvious development over the off-season.
18. Vincent Jackson(ADP 17.7) - If you’ve had a chance to watch either of the Chargers two preseason games, it’s clear that Philip Rivers is ready to dominate, and he has perfect chemistry with Vincent Jackson. Look for Jackson to take over as the teams number one target on the field as Antonio Gates is getting older and Jackson is in the prime of his career, pushing for a new contract.
19. Hakeem Nicks (ADP 16.1) – What a steal, as Hakeem Nicks will be talked about as a first-round pick this time next year. Nicks is the real deal and with Eli Manning throwing the football, you know Nicks is going to see a bounce of targets. Don’t be surprised if Nicks totals around 110 receptions to go with 12 touchdowns on the season.
20. Rashard Mendenhall (ADP 12.3) - While Rashard Mendenhall won’t catch 50 passes, he’ll likely have a shot at 30 this season as the Steelers continue to make him a true feature back in their offense. Mendenhall went cheaper than his ADP lists him as, and this was a steal at this point in our mock draft.
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