Mock Draft Results – 12th Round
111. Hines Ward (ADP 96.43) - Hines Ward production dropped off noticeably last season as he became an option that was best served on the bench. Taking him around this point in the draft is about right as he could bounce back for close to 1,000 yards, but he shouldn’t be viewed as an option for a starter.
112. Johnny Knox (ADP 103.97) - I think most people in fantasy land were a little taken back by the Bears demoting Johnny Knox out of a starting job. I’m not sure if Devin Hester is truly going to be a starter throughout the season, but Knox is clearly not an option to draft at this time. Look to Roy Williams as a possible option at this point.
113. Mike Tolbert (ADP 94.50) - This past week has been a good one for Mike Tolbert’s fantasy value, as Coach Norv Turner announced that the team will use a RBBC, and Tobert started over Ryan Mathews in the teams first preseason game. I’ve been down on Mathews all off- season, and I continue to believe that Tolbert will be a big part of this offense. Stay away from Mathews and look to Tolbert in the later middle part of your draft.
114. Mikel Leshoure (ADP 169.54) Season Over* - This mock draft was done just before Mikel Leshoure went down for the season, and his lose is a blow to the Lions. While it’s great news for Jahvid Best’s fantasy value, Leshoure was going to make an impact with this power running and goal-line work, and that will be missed.
115. Donald Brown (ADP 99.76) - Don’t even look to Donald Brown as an option to place on your cheat sheet as the Colts are done with this guy after this season. Brown is horrible in pass protection, and he’s not a good runner in-between the tackles. Look to rookie Delone Carter as a better option after Joseph Addai.
116. Roy Williams (ADP 185.17) – I selected Roy Williams with my 12th round pick because I feel he will bounce back for a better season as he re-units with OC Mike Martz. Quarterback Jay Cutler has been desperate for a dependable big body receiver, and Williams is an interesting speculative pick in the later rounds.
117. Tony Gonzalez (ADP 98.57) – If you’re going to wait on a tight end in your draft, Tony Gonzalez is a good player to start out with. I would still look to youngsters like Jimmy Graham, possible Dennis Pitta is he wins the job in Baltimore as better upside options, to unseat Gonzalez as a starter on your team. Gonzalez can be useful, but he’s a player on the downside of his career.
118. Randy Moss (ADP 104.95) Retired* - Give me a break with selecting Randy Moss at this point in your draft. This clearly has to be MDC’s auto draft hard a work on this pick.
119. Jay Cutler (ADP 110.17) – If you’re hoping, Jay Cutler will develop into a start-worthy quarterback for fantasy, guess again. Sure the Bears added Roy Williams, but in this age of quarterback, Cutler still needs his offensive line to improve before he’s allowed to throw the football, without looking over his shoulder all the time.
120. DeMarco Murray (ADP 205.37) – Felix Jones is going to be the feature type back for the Cowboys this year, but DeMarco Murray should get a chance to play at some point. A good pass catcher, Murray could have some value as we move deeper into the season. As for now, it didn’t help Murray that he had a hamstring injury that will cost him half of camp time. Don’t expect much in the early portion of the season.