Fantasy football analysis draft: Round 3

by KFFL Staff on August 1, 2013 @ 11:08:43 PDT


Pages 1 | 2 | all'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) Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons
Team: Keith Hernandez | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: I'm OK with selecting my first receiver in the start of the third round of a PPR league, especially when that man is Jones, who is easily a first-round talent in terms of overall skills at his position. I'd like to see Matt Ryan target him a little more often, and I think that'll happen as he cements his status as the unquestioned No. 1 wideout in one of the league's most explosive offenses.

2) Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers
Team: Cory J. Bonini | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: I was crossing my fingers with the hope that Keith wouldn't snag Cobb from me on the turn. Green Bay's most dangerous offensive weapon will be utilized to the max in 2013. I am confident he will catch at least 95 balls and score 10 times. I'd be pleased with roughly 1,300 receiving yards, and anything Cobb produces rushing the ball is gravy.

3) Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos
Team: Ryan R. Bonini | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: With an anticipated long run on wide receivers before my next pick, I felt it best to secure another big-play, physically dominate receiver on a pass-happy team. Thomas flourished with Peyton Manning at the helm in Denver last year; with Wes Welker now in town, Thomas will probably have a hard time approaching 94 receptions again, but I expect him to continue to be a huge part of the offense. I expect 80 receptions, 1,300 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns this season.

>Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals

4) Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Team: Jared Byrd | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Fitz had the worst season of his career last year (71-798-4) but should be poised to make a big comeback with Bruce Arians as his head coach and a more stable quarterback situation than in the last three years. A stat line of 90 receptions, 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns should be easily attainable for Fitzgerald.

5) Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans
Team: Nicholas Minnix | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: I'm not thrilled to be resorting to a player with such a questionable health record -- I'd hoped for Fitz to slide one more pick -- but I'll opt for the upside of another 100-catch, 1,500-yard season, this time with seven or eight TDs. Ain't no half steppin' gonna worry me, but another quad or hammy strain will have me wishing I'd opted for Roddy White instead.

6) Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons
Team: Brian Polking | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Julio Jones might be bigger, faster and more explosive, but I'll take White's steady production all day. He has topped 80 catches and 1,100 yards in six straight seasons, and he has averaged more than 100 catches and 1,300 yards in the past three seasons.


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