Fantasy football analysis draft: Round 14

by KFFL Staff on August 9, 2012 @ 17:05:11 PDT


Pages 1 | 2 | all's Fantasy Football Analysis Draft (FAD) brings you behind the scenes on all 16 rounds of an actual fantasy football league draft. Each of our experts participating give you their analysis on why they took the player they did. This is not a mock fantasy football draft; this league will be played out during the course of the 2012 fantasy football season ... each participant is drafting to win!

A standard scoring system with one point per reception (RB-WR-TE) was used for this draft.

1) Houston Texans defense/special teams
Team: Brian Polking | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Last year, Houston finished fourth in the NFL in points allowed and were sixth in sacks. Those numbers are solid, and I love the fact the Texans will get two games against an Indianapolis team with a rookie QB, a Jacksonville team that basically has no QB, and a Tennessee team that is likely going to transition to a young QB. Brian Cushing, J.J. Watt and Johnathan Joseph are just a few of the stars of this improving unit.

2) Heath Miller, tight end, Pittsburgh Steelers
Team: Jared Byrd | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Both of the TEs (Brandon Pettigrew and Jason Witten) that were already on my roster share the same bye week, so I drafted Miller here. I'm expecting roughly 50 receptions, 500 receiving yards and three touchdowns out of him this year.

3) Terrell Owens, wide receiver, Seattle Seahawks
Team: Tim Heaney | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: I'll be that guy. This is most likely a throwaway roster spot for me anyway. Old WRs are hardly alluring, but I don't know, everyone thought the same about TO two years ago. There's upside beneath all the outsider hate (on him and his QBs). When he's motivated, he plays. I'm merely hoping he'll be WR3-worthy, something like a full season of 50ish receptions, 700 yards and six TDs. If not, I'll move on to someone else from the endless WR pool.

4) Laurent Robinson, wide receiver, Jacksonville Jaguars
Team: Cory J. Bonini | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: I'm a sucker, I guess. This defense stinks, so Robinson should be in line for a reasonably decent amount of targets. Whether Blaine Gabbert can get him the ball is another story, but at this point, I'll take some upside at the position after drafting two AARP members. L-Rob will keep me content with 45-700-5 in the stats sheet.

Andre Roberts, WR, Arizona Cardinals

5) Andre Roberts, wide receiver, Arizona Cardinals
Team: Ryan Dodson | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: I had to dig deep to pluck a late-round flier at receiver. Roberts is running as the starter opposite of Larry Fitzgerald and is entering his third year. He actually had a 51-586-2 season last year with hardly any kind of consistency at QB. In a PPR format, there is potential. He'll have to hold off first-round pick, and superior athlete, Michael Floyd. But, the early reports are the rookie is having trouble adjusting to the pro game.

6) Kendall Hunter, running back, San Francisco 49ers
Team: Jack Douglas | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Hunter was selected as a handcuff for Frank Gore and because of the three men vying for backup RB in San Francisco, he is having the best camp and is the most familiar with the system. Plain and simple.

Late-round gambles all around.

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