Fantasy football analysis draft: Round 14

by KFFL Staff on August 9, 2013 @ 11:30:00 PDT


Pages 1 | 2 | all'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) St. Louis Rams D/ST
Team: Ryan Dodson | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: I really like what the Rams have built with their front seven. Chris Long and Robert Quinn look like emerging stars on the edges, and Janoris Jenkins looks like an emerging star at corner. They have had issues tackling and allowing big gains, but they have also had a penchant for big plays off turnovers. Jeff Fisher is building something special. I'm taking them a little earlier than accustomed, but there are questions with the options that could go ahead of them. I'm looking to cement a defense on the rise that could wind up in the top five at season's end.

2) Cincinnati Bengals D/ST
Team: Tim Piotrowski | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: The Bengals have one of the best defensive lines in the NFL with Carlos Dunlap, Geno Atkins and Michael Johnson being able to get to the quarterback. The team also has two solid cornerbacks that have the ability to intercept passes. The addition of James Harrison should help the team's pass rush abilities. I am hoping for 45 to 50 sacks and around 15 interceptions.

3) Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals
Team: Tim Heaney | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Tough decision between Eifert and Coby Fleener, but I'm a much bigger believer in Fleener's backup than Eifert's. At ND, Eifert lined up as as wideout often, and Cincy should use him in a similar fashion, with Gresham taking the offensive back seat. If Eifert catches 50 passes for about 600 yards and six or seven scores to be a sometimes flex play alongside Tony G, that'll ease the pain if Fleener breaks out.

Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick

4) Fred Jackson, RB, Buffalo Bills
Team: Dan Dobish | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: As I did previously with Chris Johnson/Shonn Greene, it's time to cover bases and nab Jackson just in case something terrible happens to C.J. Spiller during the course of the season. I hope never to have to start F-Jax, but if Spiller goes down, at least I have insurance.

5) Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
Team: Eric McClung | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Since Aaron Rodgers has the super early bye in Week 4 I'll grab a backup QB, something I rarely do otherwise. Vick has a tighter grip on the starting gig than most believe and will be piloting a very intriguing offense. There could even be some trade value built up by the time I no longer require Vick's services.

6) Dwayne Allen, TE, Indianapolis Colts
Team: Jack Douglas | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Last year as a rookie, Allen caught 45 balls for 521 receiving yards and three TDs for the Colts. He surprised many, and now seems poised for a possible breakout this year into elite TE status. He is worth the risk and gives me greater protection in case Brandon Myers does not produce well in New York. I look for 50-55 catches for 600-700 yards and possibly 5-6 scores.

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