7) Roddy White, wide receiver, Atlanta Falcons
Team: Keith Hernandez | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: White is as consistent as they get, with back-to-back seasons of 100-plus receptions and 1,200-plus yards. He has put up 1,000-plus yards in five straight seasons. Matt Ryan is becoming a better fantasy option at the QB position, and the addition of new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter will make Atlanta's aerial assault more potent than it has ever been.
8) A.J. Green, wide receiver, Cincinnati Bengals
Team: Tim Piotrowski | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Green made a big first impression in NFL in his rookie season to become a very productive playmaker for the improved Cincinnati Bengals. Not only does Green have the ability to make the big play, he also is a receiver that can run all the routes in the tree. He will be entering his second year with Andy Dalton as the quarterback, which will allow their chemistry to improve even more. I do not expect Green to have the dreaded sophomore slump and think he can get at least 75 receptions and 1,200 yards.
9) Adrian Peterson, running back, Minnesota Vikings
Team: Dan Dobish | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: At this juncture of the draft, I'll gladly roll the dice on Peterson's knee. There are reports that he might even see action in the preseason, and he 'should' be ready for Week 1. Sure, he'll likely be spelled a little more frequently, especially during the early going, but this guy was the No. 1 overall pick the past couple of years. He is too good to pass up. Now, hopefully he stays away from the seafood...
10) Brandon Marshall, wide receiver, Chicago Bears
Team: Nicholas Minnix | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: A reunion with Jay Cutler. One of the best schedules for wideouts that a fantasy owner could ask for. Plus, ridic ability and high-end PPR consistency. Someone else can press his luck by taking Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks or someone else.
11) Andre Johnson, wide receiver, Houston Texans
Team: Ryan R. Bonini | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: A lingering groin injury may make me quickly hate this pick; if not, another injury problem probably will. Johnson can be elite when healthy and plays on an incredibly strong offense that wants balance. However, he's on the wrong side of 30 with consistent lower-body injuries, which has forced me pause several times from selecting him. While the injury downside is there, he still is capable of top-end numbers and, sans injury, has fewer questions than several other upper-tier receivers or mid-tier runners around him. 90 receptions, 1,300 yards and eight touchdowns are in store if the health is there.
12) Jamaal Charles, running back, Kansas City Chiefs
Team: Eric McClung | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: A year ago, Charles was selected in the top five but suffered a torn ACL in Week 2. All reports state he's feeling good after practicing with the team for the first time and even drew high praise from teammate, and likely touchdown vulture, Peyton Hillis. Adding Charles gives me the top-two rushers from 2010, a season where Thomas Jones played the role Hillis, who isn't exactly known for durability, inherits. Cleary, a timeshare can't hold down Charles, who's also an asset in PPR formats with an average of 42.5 receptions per season from 2009-10. The knee is the only question here, but I'm willing to take the risk in this spot.
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