Fantasy football analysis draft: Round 16

by KFFL Staff on August 9, 2013 @ 13:00:00 PDT

 

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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 Bryant, PK, Atlanta Falcons
Team: Ryan Dodson | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Bryant had a solid year last year and had a career high with four makes from 50-plus yards. He kicks in a dome for half of his games and makes for a steady pick at PK. I look for him to be among the top five or six kickers this season.

2) Brandon LaFell, WR, Carolina Panthers
Team: Tim Piotrowski | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: LaFell had a solid season as the starter opposite Steve Smith last season and should improve this season. Smith and Greg Olsen should take some of the defensive focus off LaFell, which may give him more space to make plays down the field. I would be happy with 45 to 50 receptions, around 650 yards and five touchdowns.

3) Greg Zuerlein, PK, St. Louis Rams
Team: Tim Heaney | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: A kicker is a kicker is a kicker, but like Cake, I'm Going the Distance ... OK, for distance with Legatron and his dome home. I own a lot of Rams this year ... we'll see how I feel about that by Week 7.

Denver Broncos PK Matt Prater

4) Sebastian Janikowski, PK, Oakland Raiders
Team: Dan Dobish | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: I know he isn't the best fantasy option out there, but I always seem to end up with Janikowski. I love his leg, he gets plenty of opportunities at long field goals, and he is about as consistent as they come.

5) Phil Dawson, PK, San Francisco 49ers
Team: Eric McClung | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Over the last two seasons David Akers got 73 field goal chances with San Fran. While Dawson is 38 years old he's coming off the best season of his career and went 14 of 15 from 50-plus yards the last two years.

6) Matt Prater, PK, Denver Broncos
Team: Jack Douglas | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Prater has always been a reliable place kicker and won't have a bye until Week 9, so that simplifies things for me. Denver looks to have a top-notch scoring offense this season, so Prater should get lots of PATs and FGs. Last year, Prater made all 55 PATs attempted and went 26-of-32 on FGs. I look for similar production this year.

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