4th Round: 2013 Mock Draft Fantasy Football Results – 10-Team
The run on wide receivers really starts in the fourth round of 10-team standard scoring league mock drafts. One of the names below that obviously will drop going forward is Percy Harvin as recent news about a hip injury he suffered a week ago, could sideline him for the entire season.
A big blow to the Seahawks offense and another reminder of why Harvin wasn’t worth at top ten pick at the receiver position. If you draft based on talent and per-game production, Harvin is one of the better options at his position for fantasy leagues.
Problem is, health is a major concern; from his concussion problems in the early portion of his career, a leg injury that cost him half of last season, or his hip injury now.
31. Roddy White, ATL – While Julio Jones is the top receiver off the board out of Atlanta, White is still in his prime and should have another terrific season as a low-end WR1.
32. Percy Harvin, SEA – Obviously Harvin’s draft status has changed since we learned about his hip injury a few days ago. Harvin is still worth a late round pick if he can avoid surgery, but we need to keep an eye on his situation in the coming week.
33. Lamar Miller, MIA – Expect Miller to be the uncontested starter come week one as rookie Mike Gillislee has struggled in camp and Daniel Thomas continues to have fumbling issues. Miller has the tools to be a starter in a zone blocking offense, which the Dolphins happen to run.
34. Victor Cruz, NYG – It was Cruz, not Hakeem Nicks that was the first Giants receiver resigned to a new contract. Now that we know Cruz will be around for awhile, consider him a low-end WR1 or a terrific high-end WR2 option. Nicks has the ability to produce at the same level as Cruz, but it is Cruz that has proven to be durable while Nicks has struggled with health problems throughout his career.
35. Andre Johnson, HOU – The Texans drafted DeAndre Hopkins in the first round but I still expect Johnson to haul in around 100 receptions in 2013. Hopkins can mature into a No.1 receiver in the NFL but as long as Johnson is around he will be the top option for Matt Schaub.
36. DeMarco Murray, DAL – Health will be a concern and likely a problem for Murray as he’s struggled to stay on the field, not only with the Cowboys but back in college as well. Unlike Ryan Mathews last season, when Murray is actually on the field he will produce as a RB2 option.
37. Montee Ball, DEN – Expect Ball to drop from the 4th round as we move through the month of August. Ronnie Hillman is running with the first team, and while Ball will likely beat Hillman out for early down work at some point, that may not happen in 2012.
This will be Ball’s first year running in a zone blocking scheme and he’s struggled early in camp. While Hillman’s game is perfect for this blocking (last year the Broncos ran a power blocking scheme, not as good for an excellent jump-cut back like Hillman) style.
38. Darren Sproles, NO – Not a fan of Sproles in the 4th round of standard scoring leagues. At best the Saints will give him no more than 90 carries on the season and I would like to see him close to 130 carries to justify grabbing him at this point.
In PPR leagues Sproles is still a quality option, but in standard leagues we should leave him off our draft boards until the 6th round.
39. Vincent Jackson, TB – Jackson will benefit from having Mike Williams on the other side of the field and Doug Martin at running back. With Josh Freeman looking for a new contract, expect the young quarterback to lean on his talented No.1 receiver throughout the season for big plays.
40. Marques Colston, NO – Colston is as steady as they come. He won’t give you WR1 upside because of how the Saints spread the football around to different receivers. Heck, he may end up third on the team in receptions after Jimmy Graham and Darren Sproles but Colston is worth a WR2 selection.
2013 Fantasy Football Draft Prep