KFFL.com's Fantasy Football Analysis Draft (FAD) brings you behind the scenes for all 16 rounds of an actual fantasy football league draft. Each of our experts participating give you their analysis on why they made each selection. This is not a mock fantasy football draft; this league will be played out during the course of the 2013 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) Matt Forte, RB, Chicago Bears
Team: Ryan Dodson | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: I really like Forte's prospects in Marc Trestman's offense. The thing with Forte has always been health. However, I felt he held up fairly well after a nasty injury near the end of the 2011 season. In this PPR format, Forte has the best chance to produce the most of what's available. I can see another 1,000-yard rushing season with 50 catches and 7-10 total touchdowns. While I don't think this is a good year to draft at the end of the first round, I'm pretty happy with my first two selections.
2) Brandon Marshall, RB, Chicago Bears
Team: Tim Piotrowski | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Marshall was one of the top wide receivers in terms of targets last season and should be the team's top receiving threat this season. As long as Marshall's hip does not become a problem this season, I am expecting at least 100 catches, 1,300 yards and eight to 10 touchdowns.
3) Steven Jackson, RB, Atlanta Falcons
Team: Tim Heaney | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Even at age 30, S-Jax has one more big year in him. He's a seamless fit in this offense, which happens to be one of the league's best and should keep him on the field all three downs. That should line him up for about 50 catches. He looked fresh down the stretch for an inconsistent Rams offense and should approach 1,800 total yards with, for the first time since 2006, double-digit scores.
4) Chris Johnson, RB, Tennessee Titans
Team: Dan Dobish | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Johnson is still a top 15 player at his position, and I like him a lot better than Maurice Jones-Drew and his uncertainty, or the brittle DeMarco Murray, for example. And I certainly don't want Darren McFadden and his dings and dents. So, really, Johnson is the best remaining RB on the board. I don't expect him to be CJ2K again with 2,509 total yards like in 2009, but he still has 1,600-1,800-total-yard potential.
5) Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
Team: Eric McClung | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Rodgers is coming off a season in which he just missed 4,300 passing yards and 40 touchdowns yet has dropped into the second round. Over the last two years he's only been intercepted 14 times on 1,054 pass attempts. Rodgers was sacked 51 times in 2012 and those offensive line woes likely played a part in his lowest yards per attempt since his first season as a starter. Rookie running back Eddie Lacy should give the Packers something in the run game and keep defenses more honest. The continued emergence of Randall Cobb, a healthy Jordy Nelson and the suddenly trustworthy hands of James Jones should get Rodgers back over 4,500 yards and 40 touchdowns.
6) Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints
Team: Jack Douglas | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Brees has been one of the elite quarterbacks for about eight years, and with the return of head coach Sean Payton I look for him to have one of his best years in 2013. If the past is any guide, then about 5,000 yards passing and 40 or more touchdown passes is to be expected. He also has been very durable, so getting him puts me at or near the top of the heap at quarterback.
Read on for the rest of Round 2
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