Fantasy Football Analysis Draft I - Round 11

by KFFL Staff on June 24, 2009 @ 01:00:01 PDT


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Camarillo has strong PPR potential if healthy

1) Greg Camarillo, wide receiver, Miami Dolphins

Team: Ilan Mochari | Team Roster

Reason: Camarillo - 55 catches in 11 games - was a receptions machine, nearly leading the Dolphins in the category despite missing Weeks 13-17 with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee. He's already taking reps in mini-camp and I expect him to catch 75 passes in 2009. His teammates, Ted Ginn and Davone Bess, have more big-play ability, but in a PPR format I prefer a steady possession receiver to hit-or-miss long-ball threats.

2) Miles Austin, wide receiver, Dallas Cowboys

Team: Mike Egnak | Team Roster

Reason: Another potential breakout candidate for this year, there are talks of Austin being the team's No. 2 wide receiver with wideout Patrick Crayton moving to the slot. If Austin could just stay healthy, the speedy, 6-foot-3 receiver has a chance to put up some decent numbers in 2009. With a starting job and staying healthy all year, Austin should catch around 60 passes for 700 yards with five touchdowns.

3) Patrick Crayton, wide receiver, Dallas Cowboys

Team: John Kotch Jr. | Team Roster

Reason: Although there is currently a position battle with wide receiver Miles Austin for the Cowboys' No. 2 wide receiver spot, Austin has had trouble staying healthy. I liked Crayton here in the 11th round mainly due to the fact that Austin now has a hamstring problem. Also, it was Crayton working with the first team during recent OTAs and minicamps. Crayton is proven at the position. He's a quality reserve in weeks in which his matchup is favorable, and he has sleeper potential.

4) Matt Cassel, quarterback, Kansas City Chiefs

Team: Bryce McRae | Team Roster

Reason: Nothing really jumped out at me with the other skill positions. It's too early to take a kicker or defense. I figured I'd rather start the backup quarterback run than be left with the Jake Delhommes of the world. New head coach Todd Haley loved throwing the ball in Arizona; I expect Cassel to put up numbers befitting a No. 1 quarterback, though he'll be a matchup play for me.

5) Jeremy Maclin, wide receiver, Philadelphia Eagles

Team: Keith Hernandez | Team Roster

Reason: The speedy Maclin is almost a clone of DeSean Jackson. Maclin is a perfect fit for the Eagles' offense, and he has the tools to be the No. 1 rookie receiver in fantasy this year.

6) David Garrard, quarterback, Jacksonville Jaguars

Team: Matt Wilson | Team Roster

Reason: I wanted a reliable, reasonably young backup quarterback to use as an occasional No. 1 guy when my starting quarterback, Jay Cutler (Chicago Bears), faces some tough matchups. Despite all the problems Jacksonville had with their offensive line and wide receiver corps last season, Garrard still finished as a top-15 fantasy quarterback in most scoring formats, thanks to a boost from his rushing numbers. During the offseason, the team added the aging but still-capable wide receiver Torry Holt and revamped the offensive line, so Garrard should be more productive. I think Garrard will compile 3,300 passing yards, 18 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, 400 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns.

7) Chris Chambers, wide receiver, San Diego Chargers

Team: Tim Piotrowski | Team Roster

Reason: I believe Chambers is a good depth guy on my team because quarterback Philip Rivers is becoming one of the league's better passers, and Chambers is the beneficiary. Chambers will not be a starter but should help during bye weeks. I am looking for 650-700 yards and three touchdowns.

Is Bush more hype than potential?

8) Michael Bush, running back, Oakland Raiders

Team: Cory J. Bonini | Team Roster

Reason: Once the dust settles, I think Bush will be the Raiders' leading rusher in 2009. He is currently battling Justin Fargas for playing time, and second-year back Darren McFadden may wind up being a softie on the injury front. Bush is explosive and powerful; it doesn't hurt that he fluidly catches out of the backfield, either. If he is the primary rusher, Bush could approach 1,000 yards and double-digit touchdowns.

9) Tim Hightower, running back, Arizona Cardinals

Team: Tim Heaney | Team Roster

Reason: Will rook Chris Wells really be named the starter immediately? Hightower hasn't proven to be explosive (2.8 yards per tote last year), but he scored 10 touchdowns and hauled in 34 passes in limited time last season. The run will remain second fiddle in the Cards' game plan, but Hightower contributes enough on the ground and in the air to be my No. 5 PPR back. 

10) Shonn Greene, running back, New York Jets

Team: Nicholas Minnix | Team Roster

Reason: This is admittedly a big reach, but nothing else excites me. Hold off on the backup quarterback until Round 12; Ryan Bonini already has one, so I'll still have my choice. Greene has huge upside: The Jets' staff loves him (he's potentially "the closer"); they have an outstanding offensive line; Thomas Jones and Leon Washington are unhappy with their contract situations; and Jones is approaching washed-up status. What if....

11) Earl Bennett, wide receiver, Chicago Bears

Team: Ryan R. Bonini | Team Roster

Reason: The Bears are content with their receivers and Bennett, a second-year pro, is penciled in as a starter. He has history with new starting quarterback Jay Cutler and doesn't have much competition to worry about. This is more of a high-upside selection with little risk at this juncture. I'll be content with 50 receptions for 600 yards and four to six touchdowns, but I think he could do much better.

Ricky provides good value as a No. 5 back

12) Ricky Williams, running back, Miami Dolphins

Team: Kostas Bolos | Team Roster

Reason: I could have gone in a number of directions here but opted to add more depth at running back with Williams, who presents good value as my No. 5 back. He rushed for over 650 yards in a platoon role last season. Williams also amassed 29 receptions, so he does have added worth in a PPR league.

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