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) Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Indianapolis Colts
Team: Keith Hernandez | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: I'm not ecstatic about selecting a player on the PUP list in training camp, but when healthy, Bradshaw ain't a bad dude to have as your RB3. Vick Ballard and Donald Brown clearly aren't cut out for lead-back duties, and the Colts know this. That's why I'm not worried about Bradshaw losing the starting gig while on the sidelines in the preseason. I'm definitely taking a risk here; I'll be content if he plays 12 or 13 games and approaches 900 rushing yards with five or six scores. Anything after that is a nice bonus.
2) Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
Team: Cory J. Bonini | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: I probably shouldn't admit this, but I was ready to take Bernard two rounds ago. That's how high I am on him this year! He will steal the starting job from BJGE and will be a fantasy rock star, leading all rookies in offensive yards and fantasy points. I am expecting 1,150 rushing yards, 350 receiving yards and five total touchdowns.
3) Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts
Team: Ryan R. Bonini | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: I gambled Bradshaw would slip past Cory and Keith, but came up empty for my RB3; with no other RBs tempting me, it's time to snag my quarterback. Luck had a fantastic rook campaign, by most regards, but is changing offensive systems this year. Generally a second-year player changing systems worries me, but Luck has the smarts to adjust to most situations. I'm hoping he cuts down on his interceptions (18) and improves his completion percentage (54) from a year ago, but I see no reason why he won't throw for at least 4,000 yards and 28 touchdowns this season.
4) DeSean Jackson, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Team: Jared Byrd | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Jackson is, by far, the most explosive receiver on the Eagles' roster but his inconsistency from one week to the next keeps him from being mentioned among the NFL's top receivers. That being said, he makes a serviceable WR2, especially given the fact that teammate Jeremy Maclin is out for the season. I'm hoping for 75 catches, 1,000 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.
5) Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers
Team: Nicholas Minnix | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: I suppose turnabout is fair play, Cory -- I'd hoped to land Giovani Bernard here. I'm not worried, but I've ignored my RB2 spot for long enough. Chris Ivory's bye clashes with Trent Richardson's, but even then, I'd probably have opted for Lacy. I side with my man Ray Flowers: The Pack drafted him to be their guy on first and second downs. The issue of his conditioning is apparently quite overblown.
6) Shane Vereen, RB, New England Patriots
Team: Brian Polking | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: With Danny Woodhead in San Diego, Vereen is set to inherit his role in New England's offense. I will be happy if he simply replicates the 700-plus total yards, seven scores and 40 grabs that Woodhead produced last year, but with all the turnover on the Patriots' offense this offseason, upwards of 1,000 yards from scrimmage isn't out of the question. He fills my need as a backup RB, and he could be a regular flex option.
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