Mock Draft Results – 10th Round
91. Steve Smith (Eagles) (ADP 132.50) - While Steve Smith is a start worthy option when healthy, he’s going to start the season on the PUP list. Don’t look to Smith as an option in the first twelve rounds of your draft, as you can find a productive option to help your team in the first half of the season.
92. Titus Young (ADP NA) – A hamstring injury in the early portion of camp has cooled my thoughts about Titus Young’s chances to be a sleeper this year. I still believe he will make an impact for the Lions, but temper your expectations on him in his rookie season. Nate Burleson is a better option to go after.
93. Terrell Owens (ADP 180.69) Unsigned* - While Terrell Owens posted a video showing him running in a dead sprint, he still has a ways to go before he’s ready to cut and move laterally, after tearing his ACL this past spring. I wouldn’t be surprised if Owens signs at some point but don’t expect it to be before the start of the season.
94. Matthew Stafford (ADP 106.19) - A great selection at this point in the draft, as Matthew Stafford was ready to be a weekly starter in fantasy leagues last year. All he needs to do is stay on the field, and Stafford will be a worthy starter in ten team leagues.
95. Santana Moss (ADP 76.55) - It had to be money that was the reason Santana Moss chose to come back to the hell that is playing for the Washington Redskins. At least, the Shanahan’s seem to have no issues with Moss, and that is a good thing to ensure he’s worthy of holding a roster spot on fantasy squad.
While John Beck needs to prove his worth, Moss was actually not that bad last year, and the Redskins will have to throw the football, as they will be playing from behind most weeks.
96. Brandon Jacobs (ADP 82.59) – For some reason, I actually think Brandon Jacobs might out play Ahmad Bradshaw this year (especially if Bradshaw continues to fumble), as the power back seemed to play at his normal level in the second half of last season. Having Bradshaw as the starter is actually a good thing for Jacobs as he can come in as the enforcer, like Marion Barber used to do in the old days with Dallas. Jacobs still has value and should be viewed as an option to take as a late No.3 to early No.4 running back in standard scoring leagues.
97. Thomas Jones (ADP 78.77) – I don’t like Thomas Jones as an option at this point in the draft, and his ADP value is way too high for a player who should clearly be a backup. With LeRon McClain around, he may lose come of the scrap work left behind by Jamaal Charles, and should be viewed as a hand cuff option to one of the games elite fantasy options.
98. Pierre Thomas (ADP 81.13) – Don’t look for Pierre Thomas to be a bounce back player, unless Mark Ingram should suffer an injury that sets him back for a lengthy amount of time. Thomas had surgery on his ankle after the season and wasn’t able to run or do cardio until June. Clearly, the backup, Thomas is a speculative pick towards the end of drafts, and a hand cuff to Ingram.
99. Deion Branch (ADP 86.33) – Deion Branch should see his ADP value drop in the coming weeks as Chad Ochocinco hurt his odds of being a No.3 option in fantasy. Yes, Branch will still have some good games as Tom Brady loves to throw the football his way, but he should be viewed as a bye week fill in at this point.
100. Patriots Defense (ADP 148.35) - This should be another great season for the Patriots, and their defense is only going to be better as a young core of defenders got valuable playing time a year ago. With the addition of Albert Haynesworth and Shaun Ellis (start season on PUP list) they now have a front line that could do some serious damage, as we move deeper into the season.
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