Mock Draft Results – 7th Round
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73. Denarius Moore (ADP 7.11)-
We need to see Moore bounce back from his hamstring ailment that has kept him out of action in camp. When healthy Moore is a potential weekly starter for fantasy owners and I like him better in standard and performance leagues over PPR leagues.
Carson Palmer was gushing about this young receiver in the off-season so you know he won’t hesitate to look his way for big-play opportunities.
74. Torrey Smith (ADP 6.11)-
Quickly becoming a favorite value receiver, Smith is working hard to become more than just a vertical threat option. The Ravens are focusing on creative packages to give defenses different looks and Smith should benefit from this.
Unfortunately Smith did suffer an ankle sprain in the Ravens first preseason action. This is a setback but if he can get back on the field in a couple weeks and play well, he should be fine for the opener. If not, he will probably fall from his current ADP and would be a nice value pick a few rounds down form this point.
75. Philip Rivers (ADP 6.09) –
Let’s keep an eye on Rivers in the preseason but it’s hard to believe he won’t bounce back from an off year. The Chargers will never let us know if Rivers was bothered by an injury in 2011, but is sure looked that way. If he looks to be back to his old self this month, consider him ready for a bounce back.
76. Reggie Wayne (ADP 7.04)-
Wayne is past his prime but he can still help your fantasy squad. Expect Andrew Luck to use his veteran often. The game scripts will tilt towards passing the football in the second half as the defense is a major work in progress, and they will be one of the leagues worst.
77. Jacob Tamme (ADP 7.10)-
Tamme will see regular work in the Broncos offense, but I’m not a fan of him this high in he draft, especially in standard leagues. Expect Willis McGahee, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker to be the first options for touchdown opportunities in the red zone.
78. Beanie Wells (ADP 6.09) –
Going in the seventh round Wells is a full round lower than his ADP would suggest. Don’t be surprised if he continues to fall down the boards, until we see him run in the preseason. Wells is likely to win the starting job, but Ryan Williams will be in the mix.
79. Mark Ingram (ADP 7.07) –
As we witnessed from the Saints first series against the Cardinals in the Hall Of Fame game, expect a RBBC with Ingram, Darren Sproles and Pierre Thomas. All three are capable options, but Ingram should be the regular goal line back.
Ingram will probably score ten or more touchdowns, but he’s unlikely to reach 1,000 yards on the ground unless Sproles or Thomas fall to injury.
80. Fred Davis (ADP 8.05)-
If this guy can just stay on the field and out of trouble, he would be a solid weekly starter. Robert Griffin could make him even better than last year, exploiting the middle of the field with this vertical accuracy.
81. Kevin Smith (ADP 8.03) –
Quickly moving up draft boards, Kevin Smith is atop the Lions depth chart and should stay there through the first month or two of the season. Jahvid Best may never play again, and if he does it would be wise for the Lions to use him as an exclusive third down back.
Mikel Leshoure will serve a two-game suspension to begin the year, but may take over as we move into November. Smith does have problems staying healthy so keep that in mind before drafting him.
82. Santonio Holmes (ADP 9.02)-
It’s hard to like Holmes as a fantasy option given the situation in New York. If Mark Sanchez loses his job, Holmes could land on waiver wires. With Sanchez, he stands a shoot to be a low-end WR3 but we need to see vast improvement from the fourth-year quarterback.
New York has a tough passing schedule through the first five weeks so steer clear of Holmes and let someone else draft him.
83. Roy Helu (ADP 6.11) –
Not sure what to make of Helu as Evan Royster continues to run with the first team. It appears, Royster will be given a shot to be the starter, but let’s see this play out through the preseason. Helu is the top talent in the Redskins backfield and I believe he will win out eventually.
For what it’s worth Royster was unimpressive in the teams first preseason action and even coughed up a fumble. Look for Helu to receive first team reps soon.
84. Greg Little (ADP 10.03)-
Little is having a great off-season and he should be inline for a productive second year in the league. Hopefully Trent Richardson will be healthy through the season, because having him in the game will force defenses to load eight in the box and create free releases on the outside.
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