Fantasy football analysis draft: Round 1

by KFFL Staff on July 31, 2013 @ 11:28:59 PDT


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7) Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks
Team: Jack Douglas | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Over the last two years, Lynch is second in the NFL in rushing yards, third in rushing touchdowns and has averaged 11.5 rushing touchdowns. With the loss of Percy Harvin for several months, Lynch should continue to be the focal point of the Seattle offense. His pending DUI case won't have another hearing until at least December and he is unlikely to be suspended this season. I look for about 1,300-1,400 rushing yards, 10 rushing touchdowns and about 25 receptions for 250 yards.

Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions

8) LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Team: Eric McClung | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: This will prove to be a one-year discount on LeSean McCoy due to last year's concussion, the sagging performance prior to that and the specter of Bryce Brown. Chip Kelly is going to run McCoy a lot behind what could provide to be an extremely dangerous offensive line, if healthy. Rookie Lane Johnson puts a dynamic tackle on the other side of the returning Jason Peters. Evan Mathis remained an excellent run blocker even after fellow guard Todd Herremans was shut down after eight games. Brown will get touches but all of his highlights have come during two games in which he lost three fumbles. McCoy, just 25 years old, is more than capable of a career-high 1,700 yards from scrimmage and double-digit touchdowns.

9) C.J. Spiller, RB, Buffalo Bills
Team: Dan Dobish | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: There are reports saying Spiller could get the ball upwards of 30 times per game. New head coach Doug Marrone likes to run the ball, and the QB situation is iffy. Love Spiller here.

10) Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions
Team: Tim Heaney | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Nine straight RBs ... yup, I'll take the money in the bank with Megatron at 10 and see what falls at RB on the way back. Johnson endured bad luck when it came to the TD column last year. He and Matthew Stafford will remedy that. I'm not expecting anything close to last year, but even if Calvin reverts back to his 2010 numbers of 77-1,120-12, this pick will pay off. (Though he should hover around 100 grabs again.)

11) Alfred Morris, RB, Washington Redskins
Team: Tim Piotrowski | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Morris is coming off an amazing rookie season and there is nothing that indicates he can't have another successful season in 2013. Even though he does not help out as a receiver, his rushing yards should be able to soften the blow. I would like to see 1,400 to 1,500 yards with double-digit touchdowns.

12) A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Team: Ryan Dodson | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Green can do it all. If Megatron wasn't the freak of nature he is, coming off a record-breaking season, Green could be in the conversation as the first receiver taken. He'll be 25 this season, in his third year in the league, and is coming off a 97-1,350-11 season. I'm betting he'll eclipse 100 catches with another 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns as bare minimums.

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