Fantasy football analysis draft: Round 12

by KFFL Staff on August 8, 2013 @ 12:50:27 PDT

 

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7) Houston Texans D/ST
Team: Brian Polking | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Houston finished fifth in the NFL sacks last year, and with J.J. Watt just getting started, I expect another hefty sack total from this unit. Meanwhile, the return of linebacker Brian Cushing from injury and the addition of safety Ed Reed will only help the cause. I also like the matchups the Texans will get within their division.

Fred Davis, TE, Washington Redskins

8) Fred Davis, TE, Washington Redskins
Team: Nicholas Minnix | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: I had trouble deciding here, and I'm still not sure. I have my eye on a particular RB, but I don't believe that I need to take him yet. Of course, one might say the same about the two TEs I liked, the other being Tyler Eifert. I decided to go after my choice of them. I think Eifert could catch 65 to 70 balls. Davis is healthy and was forging a rapport with RG3 before he was injured last year. I think he'll be quite a weapon (and potential flex play) from week to week, especially if RG3 isn't as inclined to take off this year.

9) San Francisco 49ers D/ST
Team: Jared Byrd | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Although the San Francisco defense likely won't accumulate many sacks or interceptions, they're stingy when it comes to giving up yards or points. They allowed the second-fewest points in the league and the fourth-fewest overall yards last season. The 2013 defense could be even better if CB Nnamdi Asomugha regains the form he displayed in Oakland.

10) Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears
Team: Ryan R. Bonini | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Entering a contract year, I like Cutler's upside and value. He could flirt with top-10 fantasy production at the position now that the offense won't be as vanilla and the offensive line has been upgraded a bit. He'll still make mistakes relying on his arm a bit too much, but I can see him throwing for 3,800 yards and 25 touchdowns this year.

11) Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals
Team: Cory J. Bonini | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: For as much as I like Andy Dalton, he's still a suspect QB1. Palmer could be my savior this season, and, at worst, I think he's a matchup play. I like the value at this stage of the draft for a player with 4,200-yard, 26-TD capability.

12) Rob Housler, TE, Arizona Cardinals
Team: Keith Hernandez | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: I was starting to get excited about Carson Palmer making it back to me as my backup. ::Shaking fist at Cory:: I'm not excited about any of my options at this juncture. I like several other tight ends as my backup to Greg Olsen, but Housler is starting to intrigue me more and more now that Arizona finally has a competent QB. He's athletic for a tight end and Palmer excelled with his tight end last year, Brandon Myers. There's plenty of upside here.

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