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) Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears
Team: Keith Hernandez | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Thumb and knee ailments limited Jeffery to just 10 games in his rookie season. I see promising things from this physical specimen in his sophomore campaign, though. Brandon Marshall will take plenty of attention away from Jeffery, and he presents another legitimate red zone threat for 'da Bears. If he can stay healthy, 40-50 catches and five scores could be his baseline.
2) Martellus Bennett, TE, Chicago Bears
Team: Cory J. Bonini | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Bennett could catch 60 balls in this offense and will have plenty of room to run in the middle with the outside attention paid to Brandon Marshall. Bennett represented the best value-upside ratio among his remaining positional peers.
3) Robert Turbin, RB, Seattle Seahawks
Team: Ryan R. Bonini | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: With the taste of disappointment having just missed out on Jeffrey, I'll take a chance with Turbin. My running backs scare me a little bit; I'll need some dominos to fall (OK, just Marshawn Lynch) for Turbin to play a factor. Expectations are low as long as Lynch is on the field. If that changes, Turbin could be a weak RB2 most weeks.
4) Brian Hartline, WR, Miami Dolphins
Team: Jared Byrd | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Hartline seemed to develop a good rapport with Ryan Tannehill last season, catching 74 passes for 1,083 yards. He could also serve as the Dolphins' punt returner this year, but I expect his receiving stats to take a slight tumble due to the offseason additions of Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson. I look for Hartline to have 60-65 receptions with 800-900 receiving yards.
5) Ryan Broyles, WR, Detroit Lions
Team: Nicholas Minnix | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: I need some breaks at RB, but for the most part, the top of my roster is set. I'm simply looking for the best combo of upside and urgency to draft (his ADP says I may be running out of time). To me, the players who fill that requirement most are at WR. DeAndre Hopkins is interesting, but I think he'll be tough to play. Broyles will require some patience, but the payoff could be some big games. He's already wowing folks in camp. And I already have two Week 8 byes at WR; Hopkins would make my third. Broyles gives me my second Week 9 bye at the position.
6) Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans
Team: Brian Polking | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Wright had a solid rookie year that included 64 catches for more than 600 yards. Reports are that he has shown up lighter and faster for this season, and I'm hoping that a more elusive Wright can turn a similar number of catches into 700-plus yards and a few more scores.
7) Brandon Myers, TE, New York Giants
Team: Jack Douglas | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Last year in Oakland, Myers came to life, catching 79 balls for 806 yards and four touchdowns. He was used as mostly a safety valve there, but the Giants hope to also use him as a sometimes vertical threat. He has looked good so far in practice and I think he is the best of what is left at TE. I am hoping for 60-70 receptions for 700-800 receiving yards and 5-6 scores.
8) Golden Tate, WR, Seattle Seahawks
Team: Eric McClung | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: I strongly considered Tate back in Round 10, so I'll grab him now as my fifth receiver in this draft. Like Chris Givens, Tate is the deep man for his NFC West employer. Any new plays that were drawn up for Percy Harvin are best reinstalled with Tate in mind. Sidney Rice is dealing with knee issues, which should keep the former Golden Domer active early in the season.
9) Shonn Greene, RB, Tennessee Titans
Team: Dan Dobish | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: I am not worried about the health of Chris Johnson in the least, but just in case something happens, now is the time to start covering bases and make sure to have his backup in tow, too.
10) Mohamed Sanu, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Team: Tim Heaney | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Marvin Jones is gaining some preseason traction, but Sanu should have a fine opportunity to build on his impeccable three-game stretch last season that, unfortunately, also ended his season after a broken foot. The sure-handed snare should benefit from things opening up as Jay Gruden and Andy Dalton become more comfortable this year. Sanu probably will only catch 60 passes, max, but he could sneak in close to double-digit touchdowns.
11) Owen Daniels, TE, Houston Texans
Team: Tim Piotrowski | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Daniels had been a solid receiving option for the Texans over the past few years and should continue to be one of Matt Schaub's more reliable targets this season. He could have more space to work with since the team added DeAndre Hopkins as a No. 2 receiver. I would like to see Daniels catch around 60 passes for 700 yards and six or seven touchdowns.
12) Jordan Cameron, TE, Cleveland Browns
Team: Ryan Dodson | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Cameron is a big target that has downfield speed and could be a breakout performer. Norv Turner loves to use the tight end position, and Cameron is already seeing a lot of action in camp. I look for him to grab 50 balls this year for 500-600 yards and a handful of TDs.
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