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) Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Team: Keith Hernandez | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: I realize Big Ben is on the wrong side of 30 and Todd Haley's offensive plan won't heading to the air that often. But Haley will give Roethlisberger more control at the line of scrimmage, and he's the safest backup option of what's left, in my opinion. I'm hoping for around 3,500 yards and anywhere from 20-25 TD throws.
2) Greg Little, WR, Cleveland Browns
Team: Cory J. Bonini | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Honestly, not much else excited me, and I think Little could be in for another year of growth. How much? That is a great question, one I continually struggle with. I will be content with 60-800-5 but think 80-1,100-8 isn't unrealistic.
3) Dustin Keller, TE, Miami Dolphins
Team: Ryan R. Bonini | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: With Gronk's status in doubt, I need a tight end I may have to rely on for a good chunk of the season. Keller is my breakout player at the position and an incredible value. With improved talent at receiver, defenses will be left soft in the belly area of the field while defending the deep ball. Having a second-year quarterback will also help, as he'll be looking to check down to a consistent pair of hands Keller provides. Looking for 70 receptions, 850 yards and six touchdowns.
4) Aaron Dobson, WR, New England Patriots
Team: Jared Byrd | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: I'm a bit surprised that Dobson wasn't already selected, given that he has an excellent chance to be the No. 2 receiver for one of the league's most prolific offenses. Then again, only two receivers have caught 20 or more passes in their rookie year since Bill Belichick took over the Patriots. Considering that Dobson would be my WR5, this is a low-risk, high-reward pick.
5) Joique Bell, RB, Detroit Lions
Team: Nicholas Minnix | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: I'm five-deep at WR and two-deep at TE, and I like my options there. To finish with a handful of RBs (because I'm not concerned with a backup QB, especially given what's available), I'm taking my last fav left. (DST and PK are last-few-rounds things, folks, at least to me.) With apologies to Cory, I think Bell is just a better player than Mikel Leshoure, and he does the things that Reggie Bush does (catch the rock, do a little shake 'n' bake). Maybe he ends up with less than his 900 total yards and 50 receptions this year. I think, given Bush's fragility on turf, Bell could easily do more.
6) DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans
Team: Brian Polking | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Hopkins is projected to start opposite Andre Johnson in Houston, and I expect the rookie to get his share of targets. The Texans have been looking for a solid No. 2 receiver for a while, and they will give Hopkins every chance to be just that. I'll take 60 or so catches, around 600 yards and a handful of scores as a bye week fill-in.
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