6th Round: 2013 Mock Draft Fantasy Football Results – 10-Team
The 6th round is full of tight ends and wide receivers followed by a running back drafted at the end of the round that many fantasy owners would care to forget. While I like the tight ends in this round, it could be a boom or bust area of the draft for the receivers listed.
Health is an issue for Hakeem Nicks and Danny Amendola but when on the field, both should play at a WR2 level for standard leagues. Torrey Smith needs to improve on his week to week consistency and do so with Anquan Boldin on the other side of the field.
Mike Wallace is one of the better big-play receivers in the game but he’s struggled to find chemistry (it’s early though) with second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill and I’m not sure he’s a good fit for the Dolphins West Coast offense.
While Steve Smith should be Cam Newton’s top receiver on the outside, age could catch up to him at any point and for a player who relies on speed, his production could fall off the table quick.
Finally we have Antonio Brown and while he’s a decent PPR option, I have to wonder whether he will ever post enough touchdowns in a season to warrant a starting spot in a 10-team standard league.
51. Jason Witten, DAL - A better tight end in PPR leagues, Witten will threaten for over 90 receptions again this season, but touchdowns are a concern.
52. Hakeem Nicks, NYG - Nicks may not receive his big payday until the offseason but if he can stay healthy, the veteran receiver is a solid pickup at this point in the draft. The Giants have a suspect defense once again, and will find themselves in shootouts with regularity.
53. Mike Wallace, MIA - Not a fan of Wallace this season. Not sure he’s a good fit for the Dolphins West Coast offense as the former Steeler isn’t known for running the full route tree with precision.
Waiting to hear positive reviews from Dolphin beat-writers like Omar Kelly, about Wallace and Ryan Tannehill’s chemistry. It’s early in camp, but for now Wallace is a risky WR3 that I will avoid.
54. Danny Amendola, NE - When Amendola is on the field he will be a WR2 play in standard leagues. Tom Brady loves his slot receiver and Amendola is capable of putting up the numbers Wes Welker had on a per game basis. As most fantasy owners know, one key difference between these receivers is Welker is a durable player while Amendola has problems with injuries.
55. Vernon Davis, SF - Even with Michael Crabtree lost for most of the season, I think Davis will have a better season in Colin Kaepernick’s first full year as a starter. We should be concerned about the 49ers secondary, and as we saw in the playoffs, when the 49ers fell behind in games Davis took over.
56. Steve Smith, CAR - Now 34-years old, Smith is a candidate to slowdown at any point. Fortunately for Smith, Cam Newton doesn’t have many options in the passing game to consider so he should still lead the team in targets.
57. Torrey Smith, BAL - Not sure Smith will ever develop into more than a boom or bust option for fantasy leagues. With Dennis Pitta now lost for the season and Anquan Boldin gone to the 49ers, opposing defenses will be all over Smith throughout games. This could be a tough year for Smith, and we should temper expectations.
58. Antonio Brown, PIT - Not a fan of Brown as more than a backup receiver in standard leagues. I don’t feel Brown will total more than around six touchdowns in a season and we need to see if he can be a consistent weapon with Mike Wallace moving on to Miami.
59. Tony Gonzalez, ATL – While Gonzalez probably won’t put up the numbers he had a year ago, he will be a TE1 option and a weekly starter until the day he retires.
60. Ryan Mathews, SD – With Danny Woodhead on the team, expect Mathews to struggle to pickup more than 30 receptions. You won’t find many Mathews supporters in the fantasy community and I would look to him a few rounds lower than this point on draft day.
2013 Fantasy Football Draft Prep