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) Johnathan Franklin, RB, Green Bay Packers
Team: Ryan Dodson | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: It's time to scratch off that lottery ticket. I am taking a shot in the dark here because it's anyone's guess who will fall where on Green Bay's depth chart at running back. Franklin is battling fellow rookie Eddie Lacy and incumbents, albeit coming off lackluster performances, Alex Green and James Starks. Many see Lacy ending up the beneficiary because of his bullish running style and goal-line potential. But I was impressed with Franklin his senior season at UCLA in the running and receiving game. He had 282-1,734-13 on the ground and 33-323-2 through the air. I optimistically expect 800 total yards, 25-30 catches and a handful of scores with the possibility of more if he wins a large share.
2) DeAngelo Williams, RB, Carolina Panthers
Team: Tim Piotrowski | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Your guess is as good as mine as to what will happen with the Carolina Panthers running back situation, but I will take a chance on the one that is not injured at the moment. Williams probably will not be an every week starter but could be a good matchup play as long as Jonathan Stewart deals with his ankle injuries. I would like to see around 700 yards and five or six touchdowns.
3) Zac Stacy, RB, St. Louis Rams
Team: Tim Heaney | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Stacy boasts the best makeup to become St. Louis' lead back. Daryl Richardson and Isaiah Pead will probably be duking it out for changeup work by Week 6. Probably not that secure for an RB4, Stacy still constitutes an upside grab. He won't be a 20-carry option every week, yet if he can win majority work, he's a flex play, especially in standard scoring for his 10-plus-TD potential.
4) Danario Alexander, WR, San Diego Chargers
Team: Dan Dobish | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: (Editor's Note: This pick was made Sunday. Stay tuned to later rounds to see how Dan deals with Alexander's torn ACL.) Alexander has big-play ability, the only problem is that he can never seem to stay healthy for long periods of time. If he can stay on the field, he'll be a steal with a 10th round pick. However, don't depend on him as anything more than a WR4 or flex play with huge upside.
5) Chris Givens, WR, St. Louis Rams
Team: Eric McClung | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Givens is a deep ball threat of historic proportions, recording one catch of 50-plus yards in five consecutive games last year. Rookie Tavon Austin and hybrid Jared Cook, who I just took a round earlier, will earn more overall targets but Givens is the one going deep. Givens is a legitimate home run threat as a WR3 to cover a bye week, injury or just too exploit a friendly matchup.
6) Vick Ballard, RB, Indianapolis Colts
Team: Jack Douglas | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Ballard appears to be in a time share with Ahmad Bradshaw in Indy. Brdadshaw is trying to recover from another foot operation. He is fragile, helping Ballard get on the field more. In 2012, Ballard gained 814 yards, averaging 87 yards a game in the final five. The Colts are going to a West Coast offense, which should help Ballard's stats. I hope for 800 yards rushing, 6-7 TDs and 25 receptions for 300 yards and two scores.
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