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) Vernon Davis, TE, San Francisco 49ers
Team: Ryan Dodson | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: I was hoping Tony Gonzalez would fall to me because I feel he would be bankable for another 80 catches. And I might be taking Davis a little early in reaction to that. But I'm drawing the line here for my TE1. I know he wasn't in sync with Colin Kaepernick early on, but they flowed together well in the playoffs. He has been practicing as a wide receiver a lot early on, and he could return to fantasy stardom. A 65-800-6 season is well within reach.
2) Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers
Team: Tim Piotrowski | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Kaepernick did a tremendous job taking over the starting job in the middle of last season and took his team to the Super Bowl. Kaepernick showed the ability throw and run during his playing time and should improve this season. Even though Michael Crabtree is out for most of the season, Kaepernick still has some weapons to work with. I would like to see around 3,700 passing yards, 500 rushing yards and 25 to 30 total touchdowns.
3) Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys
Team: Tim Heaney | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: I try not to spend *too* much on a QB, but I like netting someone from the tier just below the priciest options. Plenty of my fellow pickers will have 2 selections before I go next, and this is the place where I've noticed, in 12-team competitions, that the massive midrange QB melee begins. I wanted my preferred piece in Romo, who despite his high-profile mistakes consistently posts top-10 QB numbers. I project something around 4,300 yards and 30 TDs.
4) Pierre Garcon, WR, Washington Redskins
Team: Dan Dobish | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Garcon can be a dominant No. 1 receiver for teams if he can only stay healthy. This pick will be solid if (1) he can stay healthy, and (2) Robert Griffin III can also manage to stay on the field. I like Garcon's big-play ability.
5) Torrey Smith, WR, Baltimore Ravens
Team: Eric McClung | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Smith falls to me at just the right time as the wide receiver position is starting to drop off a bit. I would have preferred Vernon Davis in this slot, but he just went four picks ago. However, I really like Torrey as a WR2. Anquan Boldin was traded away and Dennis Pitta (hip) is done for the year. Joe Flacco will need to target Smith heavily after connecting with him on a league-high five touchdowns of 20 yards or more last year. The Ravens haven't had a 1,000-yard receiver since Derrick Mason in 2009. Smith will do it as the focal point of this year's passing attack.
6) T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts
Team: Jack Douglas | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: It was tougher to decide now, but T.Y. Hilton had a solid year in 2012, with 50 catches for 861 yards and 7 TDs. At just 23 and entering his second year in the league, Hilton appears ready to improve on that in his second year with also second-year QB Andrew Luck and the other young Indianapolis Colts. I predict he will get about 1,000 yards receiving on 65 catches with 8-10 TDs. That sounds like pretty good production out of my third best WR.
Who completed the round?
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