Fantasy Football Analysis Draft II - Round 7

by KFFL Staff on August 7, 2009 @ 01:00:01 PDT's Fantasy Football Analysis Draft II brings you behind the scenes with each fantasy football pick. Who did each fantasy football expert consider? What do they need the selected player to accomplish on the fantasy football field to make the pick a success? Tune in for each round and find out! Along the way, we welcome you to share your thoughts on each selection and each fantasy football team as they develop!

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1) Kevin Walter, wide receiver, Houston Texans

Team: Sara Holladay, | Team Roster

Reason: I love his consistency for at least a decent number of points each week, which is just what I look for in a third WR. Walter will likely increase his number of TDs yet again while staying in the 60-65 reception range.

Others Considered: Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Bernard Berrian, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Lee Evans

Standards Set: I'm expecting 64 receptions, 875 receiving yards and 10 TDs.

2) Lance Moore, wide receiver, New Orleans Saints

Team: Paul Greco, | Team Roster

Reason: I think the shoulder injury is scaring many off but not me. Reports are all good so far from camp on Moore. Getting him at this point in the draft seems like a steal to me.

Others Considered: Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward

Standards Set: I'm looking for 965 passing yards and six TDs.

3) Hines Ward, wide receiver, Pittsburgh Steelers

Team: Jeff Pasquino, | Team Roster

Reason: Grabbing a solid third wideout is a key here to round out the roster. Ward grabbed over 80 passes and topped 1,000 yards last season while finding the end zone seven times. With Nate Washington gone to Tennessee, both Ward and Santonio Holmes are clear starters with very inexperienced players behind them. Ward will be just durable enough for one more, big season.

Others Considered: Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Laveranues Coles

Standards Set: I'm looking for 70-75 receptions and close to 1,000 yards with five to seven scores.

4) Matt Schaub, quarterback, Houston Texans

Team: Cory J. Bonini, | Team Roster

Matt Schaub, Houston Texans
Schaub looks poised for a big season

Reason: What can I say ... I have some serious man-love for Schaub this year! He is my top-rated sleeper, regardless of position, and I was ecstatic to land him here. He has the weapons around him, a competent running game and a respectable offensive line. Schaub has worked extra hard this offseason to improve his conditioning in an effort to stay healthy for a full season. I knew he would come back to me since each team after me had their quarterback already, so I was able to land Santana Moss with my Round 6 pick.

Others Considered: None.

Standards Set: I'm looking for 4,000 passing yards and at least 22 touchdowns with no more than 15 interceptions thrown. I think his ceiling is about 4,400 yards and 26 touchdowns - lofty, I know.

5) Lee Evans, wide receiver, Buffalo Bills

Team: Tony Holm, | Team Roster

Reason: Lee Evans certainly stood out (to me at least) on the draft board. I considered Minnesota Vikings wideout Bernard Berrian as well, but with the news out of Buffalo that the Bills are handing Trent Edwards the keys to the offense, and T.O. most certainly is going to attract attention from the defense, I think this could be Evans' year to shine. Of course, I've been saying that for what seems like years now. Still, WRs are important in this draft, and I've picked up two of my top sleepers in Antonio Bryant and Lee Evans to go along with Larry Fitzgerald.

Others Considered: Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Bernard Berrian

Standards Set: Evans caught 63 balls for 1,017 yards and a paltry three TDs last year. I expect all those numbers to go up now that the pressure is off him to be the No. 1.

6) Laveranues Coles, wide receiver, Cincinnati Bengals

Team: David Dorey, | Team Roster

Reason: With three starting wideouts needed, I had to go for wideout at this pick; none of the tight ends remaining seemed worth drafting over a wideout. I already have a strong set with New Orleans Saints' Marques Colston and the New England Patriots' Welker and while I considered several guys here, the fact is that I see Coles as a nice sleeper this year and sure to outperform his draft spot. The Bengals fell apart in 2008 without Palmer but he's back now and Houshmandzadeh's departure leaves a major void. Coles will surprise this year.

Others Considered: Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Bernard Berrian, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr.

Standards Set: I'm looking for 80 receptions, 1,200 receiving yards and seven TDs.

7) Donnie Avery, wide receiver, St. Louis Rams

Team: Paul Hickey, | Team Roster

Reason: People are sleeping on the second-year man from Houston, and he's in danger of becoming the forgotten man due to the fact he plays in St. Louis. In reality, he's on the verge of a breakout season as the Rams No. 1 WR. With a healthy surrounding cast, he absolutely should blossom as a key option.

Others Considered: Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy

Standards Set: I'm expecting 67 catches, 1,000 yards and seven TDs.

8) Torry Holt, wide receiver, Jacksonville Jaguars

Team: Herbie Teope, Time Warner Cable | Team Roster

Reason: The player I coveted, Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, was snagged a few picks before my turn. Considering a majority of drafters already have their starting QB, I immediately made up my mind to take a big gamble that the other QB I'm targeting in all my drafts is available later. The wildcard is the guy behind me, Scott Engel of, because he also doesn't have a starting QB. Meanwhile, time to switch gears and get my third WR. I don't expect Holt to go bonkers playing on a run-first offense, but he's Jacksonville's clear No. 1 receiver and the team's best receiving option since Jimmy Smith. While 2008 was a lost campaign for the seven-time Pro Bowler, there's still gas in the tank. For the value seekers, you simply can't go wrong getting Holt this late in any draft.

Other Considered: Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Hester, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Bernard Berrian

Standards Set: Holt should be serviceable for 75 catches for 1,050 yards and 5-6 TDs.

9) Willie Parker, running back, Pittsburgh Steelers

Team: Ryan Lester, | Team Roster

Willie Parker, Pittsburgh Steelers
FWP's stock has been dropping

Reason: Fast Willie's stock is dropping because of Rashard Mendenhall's return, but Parker is a good value in the seventh round (81st overall pick), especially considering it is a contract year. Willie has several good matchups this year with two each against the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals as well as the Detroit Lions, the Denver Broncos, the Kansas City Chiefs, and Oakland on the schedule.

Others considered: Cleveland Browns running back Jamal Lewis, San Diego Chargers running back Darren Sproles

Standards Set: I'm expecting 1,000 total yards, five TDs and 15 receptions.

10) Derrick Mason, wide receiver, Baltimore Ravens

Team: Scott Engel, | Team Roster

Reason: In a PPR league, Mason is a solid and underrated selection. He has quickly developed a great on-field relationship with young quarterback Joe Flacco. I'm glad this draft wasn't in one day. It gave me a chance to grab Mason when he unretired.

Others Considered: Minor consideration on the Green Bay Packers' Donald Driver, but I think he will slip before Mason does.

Standards Set: A minimum of 70 catches, another 1,000-yard season, and six to seven scores. Mason may be 35 years old, but he still has at least one good season left.

11) Bernard Berrian, wide receiver, Minnesota Vikings

Team: Ian Riley, OPEN Sports | Team Roster

Reason: There was no doubt in my mind here that I had to take a receiver. With one empty slot in my starting roster at the position, and the quality of options rapidly diminishing, the writing was on the wall. Lucky for me, my 25th-ranked receiver slid to my spot. My only concern would be if Tarvaris Jackson beats out Sage Rosenfels for the starting gig because Berrian was invisible with him behind center. A Rosenfels victory, which I anticipate, means a solid season for my third receiver.

Others Considered: Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Hester

Standards Set: I am expecting 65 receptions for 975 yards and seven touchdowns.

12) Kellen Winslow, tight end, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Team: William Del Pilar, | Team Roster

Reason: This was an easy pick. I planned on going tight end and if Winslow was there, he was going to be the pick I made. The Bucs traded two draft picks, including a second-rounder for him so he will be a focal point in the offense. The team will split him wide and put him in the slot as well as his normal tight end role. He's also to be a focal point in the red zone. Remember, he's a tight end who's built like a receiver! Wideout Antonio Bryant will demand attention and should allow Winslow the opportunity to post No. 1 reception numbers. I view last season as a fluke, and Winslow did not have to deal with any offseason injuries - another reason I like him entering the year.

Others Considered: No one else was heavily considered as Winslow was the targeted player here. The Seattle Seahawks' John Carlson and New York Jets Dustin Keller were briefly looked at and dismissed.

Standards Set: KFFL projects about 71 receptions, 802 receiving yards and four touchdowns.

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