11th Round: 2013 Mock Draft Fantasy Football Results – 10-Team
Back in 2011 Fred Jackson was off to a terrific start and was a top five fantasy back through the first half of the season. Injury was a problem for Jackson in the second half of the season and C.J. Spiller finished the final month of as the teams starter in his absence.
Fast-forward to the start of the 2012 season and Jackson suffered another leg injury week one against the Jets and Spiller proved he was the better running back last season.
With a new coaching staff in town we should expect Spiller to be the starting running back and Jackson is likely to be just a reserve backup in fantasy leagues, especially standard scoring leagues.
Jackson is already over age 30 and while he will be a valuable part of Buffalo’s offense, he’s best served as a hand-cuff to Spiller this season.
101. Jeremy Maclin, PHI - Obviously Maclin won’t be picked up in fantasy drafts this season. We will have to keep an eye on what will happen with the Eagles No.2 receiver. Brandon Lloyd is a possibility in free agency and possibly Riley Cooper will take over off the depth chart.
102. Fred Jackson, BUF - Jackson will take a back seat to C.J. Spiller this season but he’s a terrific hand-cuff option.
103. Lance Moore, NO - Moore will be the fourth option in the Saints passing game but that was still good enough to make him a 1,000-yard receiver in 2012. A respectable depth option, Moore is going at a value as a WR4 option.
104. Texans Defense, HOU – Keep an eye on Brian Cushing and Ed Reed’s recovery from injuries. Both are crucial to the success of the Texans defense but I do like Reed’s backup in rookie D.J. Swearinger.
105. Pierre Thomas, NO - Thomas, not Ingram was running with the first-team through OTAs and it’s time to question if the former Alabama Heisman Trophy Winner is a bust.
Thomas is a better option in PPR leagues but he’s still respectable depth on your fantasy squad.
106. Mike Williams, TB - While Williams is the No.2 receiver in the Buccaneers offense, he will be an option for fantasy owners as a WR3 starter. If you can grab him in the ninth round or later, consider that terrific value.
107. Bryce Brown, PHI – Brown flashed in his first two starts after LeSean McCoy went down with an injury. A raw player, we should expect Brown to continue to improve as an NFL pro and he could be a flex option for fantasy owners, even as a backup to McCoy.
That said, drafting him around this point as a backup is about the right spot, especially if you draft McCoy in the first round.
108. Eli Manning, NYG - A backup in 10-team leagues Manning is quality depth and a worthy 11th round pick.
109. DeAndre Hopkins, HOU - I need to see more from Hopkins before I’m ready to invest on him at this point in a redraft. Hopkins will be a terrific receiver in this league but he’s the fourth option in an offense with Matt Schaub as the quarterback.
110. DeAngelo Williams, CAR - We should be looking at Williams to go off the board before Jonathan Stewart. Stewart continues to have lower leg problems and Williams was likely brought back because of the former Oregon Ducks continued problems staying on the field.
2013 Fantasy Football Draft Prep