Fantasy football analysis draft: Round 5

by KFFL Staff on August 3, 2012 @ 12:00:05 PDT

 

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7) Aaron Hernandez, tight end, New England Patriots
Team: Jack Douglas | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Sometimes you have a feel for a player. I believe New England will continue to feature this pass catching monster, who is poised to enter his prime. I believe he will be a top-five TE this year and after what he did last year, believe that 80 catches for 900-1,000 yards and six to eight TDs is quite possible. Yes, Brandon Lloyd joined the Patriots in the offseason, but Tom Brady will find a way to involve Hernandez heavily in their elite passing game anyway. Lloyd may draw defenses away from the TEs, helping Hernandez get open.

Vincent Jackson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8) Vincent Jackson, wide receiver, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Team: Ryan Dodson | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Jackson was wildly inconsistent last year and cashed in during the offseason. Some of that may have been the Chargers' struggles, some may have been bitterness over his contract. He has a fresh start with up-and-coming QB Josh Freeman at the helm in an offense that is dedicated to the run. That could open things up downfield. I'm looking for another 65-1,100-8, and there's upside for more.

9) Shonn Greene, running back, New York Jets
Team: Cory J. Bonini | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: I was really hoping Michael Turner would fall to me. Greene represents the best gamble for a huge season. The coaching staff wants to give him 300-plus carries, and that is when Greene will be at his best. I am fearful of Tim Tebow scarfing a lot of goal line looks. Mark Sanchez even scored six times on the ground last year. Greene is capable of 1,300 rushing yards and at least eight touchdowns.

10) Beanie Wells, running back, Arizona Cardinals
Team: Tim Heaney | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Operation Get Backfield continues: Ryan Williams will be thrown in, but Wells will remain top dog as long as his knee holds up. All I'm looking for is 1,000 ground and 10 touchdowns - a repeat of what he did last year. I have enough sources of receptions to take this chance.

11) Dwayne Bowe, wide receiver, Kansas City Chiefs
Team: Jared Byrd | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: My strategy in the fifth round was to take the best wide receiver remaining on the board. Bowe is currently holding out, but I have confidence that he'll be ready to go in Week 1, especially since this is his contract year. I expect similar production in 2012 to the 81 catches, 1,159 receiving yards and five touchdowns he posted in 2011, although the numbers could improve slightly if Matt Cassel remains healthy for the entire season.

12) BenJarvus Green-Ellis, running back, Cincinnati Bengals
Team: Brian Polking | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: I am not expecting any kind of breakout season from the "Law Firm" now that he is the primary back in Cincinnati, but I am expecting him to do some damage around the goal line. He has combined for 24 touchdowns the past two seasons, and he is a downhill, strong runner that can finish off drives. As the main back in an improving Bengals offense, Green-Ellis should approach double-digit scores once again and be a serviceable No. 2 back for me team.

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