Fantasy football analysis draft: Round 8

by KFFL Staff on August 6, 2013 @ 12:30:22 PDT


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7) Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
Team: Brian Polking | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: I was looking to land Antonio Gates, Tavon Austin or RGIII with this pick, but since all three got snatched up within the last four picks, I will "settle" for Wilson. The Percy Harvin injury doesn't really scare me. After all, Wilson led all quarterbacks in scoring over the final nine weeks of last year without him anyway. Whether I use him in a trade or simply as a plug-and-play option, I couldn't pass up the value.

New York Giants RB Andre Brown

8) Andre Brown, RB, New York Giants
Team: Nicholas Minnix | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: I like Brown more than Eddie Lacy, my seventh-rounder, but demand makes us do funny things, and a third, capable RB (or a second one, at least) is necessary. Brown should be more productive in the red zone than and should rival the point total of David Wilson -- much better value.

9) Sidney Rice, WR, Seattle Seahawks
Team: Jared Byrd | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: I had to settle for Plan B after Andre Brown was chosen with the previous pick. Selecting Rice here is a gamble because of his lengthy injury history, although he did play in every game last season. With the injury to Percy Harvin, he'll serve as Seattle's No. 1 receiver, and I anticipate him posting a stat line of 70-900-5 - not bad numbers for a WR3.

10) Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina Panthers
Team: Ryan R. Bonini | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: J-Stew wasn't my ideal choice, but I desperately need RB depth. I said going into this year that I wouldn't take any of the Carolina backs because of the four-headed approach they take. I'm a firm believer talent wins out; Stewart is the most gifted back on roster. Hopefully he sheds his oft-injured label; he is due, isn't he? 1,000 total yards and eight scores are needed here. Full disclosure: I cried a bit when RG3 and Gates went off the board.

11) Mikel Leshoure, RB, Detroit Lions
Team: Cory J. Bonini | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: I wouldn't normally go this heavy at running back so early in a draft, but securing Detroit's backfield is too tempting to pass. Besides, I feel Leshoure will have weekly flex value even if Reggie Bush is healthy. I can't rely on Bush, Darren McFadden and Giovani Bernard to stay healthy. One never can have too many capable running backs.

12) Lance Moore, WR, New Orleans Saints
Team: Keith Hernandez | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: It's crazy that Moore typically gets overlooked as the No. 2 wideout in one of the NFL's most high-flying passing attacks behind Drew Brees. There are a lot of unproven names behind Moore on the depth chart, so I expect Brees to look his way often. Moore caught 65 balls, had over 100 targets and topped 1,000 yards in a "down" year for the Saints' offense. Sean Payton is back and and they'll come out guns blazing. Moore could easily have 70 catches, approach 1,000 yards and score seven or eight times.

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