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Our 14-team PPR mock draft

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In our latest attempt to get you ready for the upcoming season, we're changing formats in this mock draft. Remember, Draft Day is almost here -- or so we hope with the lockout nearing an end.

Since the NFL Draft ended in April we've done two mock drafts with different formats. The first one was 12 teams with a lineup of QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, FLEX (RB/WR/TE), K and DST. The second mock draft had the same 12 owners drafting in a different order, and we eliminated the flex spot to feature a starting lineup of three receivers.

For this mock draft, we're using 14 owners and going with a point-per-reception format. What this means is you get one point for every catch made by a running back, wide receiver or tight end.

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This type of league favors running backs like Arian Foster and LeSean McCoy, wide receivers like Roddy White and Wes Welker and tight ends like Dallas Clark and Jason Witten. It also helps sleepers like Jacquizz Rodgers, Danny Amendola and Chris Cooley.

Many more sleepers will emerge, and if you pay attention throughout the draft, you will find some useful information to help you on your Draft Day. When the mock draft is completed, we will review the picks to help you with different strategies.

Keep in mind that free agency has yet to begin, and that won't happen until the lockout is officially over. Once that happens and players finally change teams, this mock draft can look dramatically different.

As always, we ask you to follow along. If there's a draft pick you like or feel was too early, send us an e-mail to dmfantasyfootball@cbs.com . Put "Mock Draft" in the subject line and share your thoughts on the draft.

In this league, all touchdowns are worth six points, and we award one point for every 10 yards rushing and receiving and one point for every 25 yards passing. There also is one point for every reception. We feature a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, FLEX (RB/WR/TE), K and DST. There will also be five reserve spots for a 14-round draft.

Our draft order is as follows:

1. Lauren Shehadi, Video Host
2. Michael Hurcomb, Editor
3. Scott White, Fantasy Writer
4. Sergio Gonzalez, Fantasy Writer
5. Mike Freeman, National Columnist
6. John Garcia Jr., Fantasy Writer
7. Kevin Goodwin, Fantasy Writer
8. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
9. Al Melchior, Data Analyst
10. Bill Passonno, Fantasy Writer
11. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor, Fantasy Sports
12. Jeff Lippman, Fantasy Writer
13. Adam Aizer, Podcast Host
14. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer

Round-by-Round Draft Results
Round 1 Round 2
Pick Team Player Pick Team Player
1 L. Shehadi Chris Johnson 1 J. Eisenberg Roddy White
2 M. Hurcomb Adrian Peterson 2 A. Aizer Reggie Wayne
3 S. White Arian Foster 3 J. Lippman Matt Forte
4 S. Gonzalez Ray Rice 4 J. Tobin Aaron Rodgers
5 M. Freeman Maurice Jones-Drew 5 B. Passonno Greg Jennings
6 J. Garcia Jamaal Charles 6 A. Melchior Michael Turner
7 K. Goodwin Andre Johnson 7 D. Richard Larry Fitzgerald
8 D. Richard LeSean McCoy 8 K. Goodwin Peyton Hillis
9 A. Melchior Darren McFadden 9 J. Garcia Peyton Manning
10 B. Passonno Frank Gore 10 M. Freeman Ahmad Bradshaw
11 J. Tobin Steven Jackson 11 S. Gonzalez Hakeem Nicks
12 J. Lippman Rashard Mendenhall 12 S. White Brandon Marshall
13 A. Aizer Michael Vick 13 M. Hurcomb Mike Wallace
14 J. Eisenberg Calvin Johnson 14 L. Shehadi Knowshon Moreno
Round 3 Round 4
Pick Team Player Pick Team Player
1 L. Shehadi Drew Brees 1 J. Eisenberg Cedric Benson
2 M. Hurcomb Dwayne Bowe 2 A. Aizer Marques Colston
3 S. White Wes Welker 3 J. Lippman Jeremy Maclin
4 S. Gonzalez LeGarrette Blount 4 J. Tobin Jason Witten
5 M. Freeman Ryan Mathews 5 B. Passonno DeAngelo Williams
6 J. Garcia Mike Williams 6 A. Melchior Dez Bryant
7 K. Goodwin Philip Rivers 7 D. Richard Tony Romo
8 D. Richard Vincent Jackson 8 K. Goodwin Ryan Grant
9 A. Melchior Tom Brady 9 J. Garcia Dallas Clark
10 B. Passonno Miles Austin 10 M. Freeman Steve Johnson
11 J. Tobin DeSean Jackson 11 S. Gonzalez Matt Schaub
12 J. Lippman Antonio Gates 12 S. White Jahvid Best
13 A. Aizer Shonn Greene 13 M. Hurcomb Matt Ryan
14 J. Eisenberg Jonathan Stewart 14 L. Shehadi Anquan Boldin
Round 5 Round 6
Pick Team Player Pick Team Player
1 L. Shehadi Santonio Holmes 1 J. Eisenberg Jermichael Finley
2 M. Hurcomb Fred Jackson 2 A. Aizer Sidney Rice
3 S. White Vernon Davis 3 J. Lippman Eli Manning
4 S. Gonzalez Brandon Lloyd 4 J. Tobin Deion Branch
5 M. Freeman Mario Manningham 5 B. Passonno Kenny Britt
6 J. Garcia Felix Jones 6 A. Melchior Joseph Addai
7 K. Goodwin Pierre Garcon 7 D. Richard Rob Gronkowski
8 D. Richard BenJarvus Green-Ellis 8 K. Goodwin Marshawn Lynch
9 A. Melchior Santana Moss 9 J. Garcia Pierre Thomas
10 B. Passonno Josh Freeman 10 M. Freeman Kellen Winslow
11 J. Tobin Daniel Thomas 11 S. Gonzalez Ryan Torain
12 J. Lippman Percy Harvin 12 S. White Joe Flacco
13 A. Aizer Mark Ingram 13 M. Hurcomb Brandon Jacobs
14 J. Eisenberg Ben Roethlisberger 14 L. Shehadi Ryan Williams
Round 7 Round 8
Pick Team Player Pick Team Player
1 L. Shehadi Owen Daniels 1 J. Eisenberg DeMarco Murray
2 M. Hurcomb Austin Collie 2 A. Aizer Zach Miller
3 S. White Mike Williams 3 J. Lippman Matthew Stafford
4 S. Gonzalez Michael Crabtree 4 J. Tobin Davone Bess
5 M. Freeman Mike Tolbert 5 B. Passonno Marcedes Lewis
6 J. Garcia Braylon Edwards 6 A. Melchior Mike Thomas
7 K. Goodwin Danny Amendola 7 D. Richard Julio Jones
8 D. Richard Mikel Leshoure 8 K. Goodwin Steve Smith
9 A. Melchior Jimmy Graham 9 J. Garcia LaDainian Tomlinson
10 B. Passonno C.J. Spiller 10 M. Freeman Jay Cutler
11 J. Tobin Danny Woodhead 11 S. Gonzalez Tony Gonzalez
12 J. Lippman Johnny Knox 12 S. White Sam Bradford
13 A. Aizer Michael Bush 13 M. Hurcomb Chris Cooley
14 J. Eisenberg Ronnie Brown 14 L. Shehadi Roy Helu
Round 9 Round 10
Pick Team Player Pick Team Player
1 L. Shehadi Robert Meachem 1 J. Eisenberg Jordy Nelson
2 M. Hurcomb Ryan Fitzpatrick 2 A. Aizer Lance Moore
3 S. White A.J. Green 3 J. Lippman Hines Ward
4 S. Gonzalez Steelers 4 J. Tobin Jerome Simpson
5 M. Freeman Derrick Mason 5 B. Passonno Eagles
6 J. Garcia Jacoby Ford 6 A. Melchior Nate Burleson
7 K. Goodwin Steve Smith 7 D. Richard Beanie Wells
8 D. Richard Donald Brown 8 K. Goodwin Darren Sproles
9 A. Melchior Rashad Jennings 9 J. Garcia Cowboys
10 B. Passonno Steve Breaston 10 M. Freeman Earl Bennett
11 J. Tobin Packers 11 S. Gonzalez Willis McGahee
12 J. Lippman Mike Goodson 12 S. White Mark Clayton
13 A. Aizer Jets 13 M. Hurcomb Thomas Jones
14 J. Eisenberg James Starks 14 L. Shehadi Malcom Floyd
Round 11 Round 12
Pick Team Player Pick Team Player
1 L. Shehadi Isaac Redman 1 J. Eisenberg Mark Sanchez
2 M. Hurcomb Lee Evans 2 A. Aizer Danario Alexander
3 S. White Brandon Pettigrew 3 J. Lippman Anthony Armstrong
4 S. Gonzalez Reggie Bush 4 J. Tobin Jason Campbell
5 M. Freeman Justin Forsett 5 B. Passonno Jordan Shipley
6 J. Garcia James Jones 6 A. Melchior Tim Tebow
7 K. Goodwin Ravens 7 D. Richard Delone Carter
8 D. Richard Chad Ochocinco 8 K. Goodwin David Garrard
9 A. Melchior Tim Hightower 9 J. Garcia Kevin Kolb
10 B. Passonno Ben Tate 10 M. Freeman Jason Snelling
11 J. Tobin Jacquizz Rodgers 11 S. Gonzalez Greg Little
12 J. Lippman Kendall Hunter 12 S. White Shane Vereen
13 A. Aizer Matt Cassel 13 M. Hurcomb Giants
14 J. Eisenberg Louis Murphy 14 L. Shehadi Randy Moss
Round 13 Round 14
Pick Team Player Pick Team Player
1 L. Shehadi Bears 1 J. Eisenberg Matt Bryant
2 M. Hurcomb Arrelious Benn 2 A. Aizer Neil Rackers
3 S. White Chargers 3 J. Lippman Sebastian Janikowski
4 S. Gonzalez Titus Young 4 J. Tobin Mason Crosby
5 M. Freeman Garrett Hartley 5 B. Passonno Adam Vinatieri
6 J. Garcia Dustin Keller 6 A. Melchior Nate Kaeding
7 K. Goodwin Todd Heap 7 D. Richard Jay Feely
8 D. Richard Patriots 8 K. Goodwin Robbie Gould
9 A. Melchior Saints 9 J. Garcia David Buehler
10 B. Passonno Andy Dalton 10 M. Freeman Falcons
11 J. Tobin Ricky Williams 11 S. Gonzalez Stephen Gostkowski
12 J. Lippman Lions 12 S. White Josh Brown
13 A. Aizer Joe McKnight 13 M. Hurcomb Rob Bironas
14 J. Eisenberg Dolphins 14 L. Shehadi Dan Carpenter
Team-by-team Draft Results
Adam Aizer
Round.Pick Player Round.Pick Player
1.13 Michael Vick 8.02 Zach Miller
2.02 Reggie Wayne 9.13 Jets
3.13 Shonn Greene 10.02 Lance Moore
4.02 Marques Colston 11.13 Matt Cassel
5.13 Mark Ingram 12.02 Danario Alexander
6.02 Sidney Rice 13.13 Joe McKnight
7.13 Michael Bush 14.02 Neil Rackers
My favorite pick was: Ingram. Considering the next three running backs taken were Addai, Lynch and Thomas, I like the Ingram pick. I was thrilled to get a rookie running back in a great offense five rounds into the draft.
The pick I regret was: Vick. In future 14-team leagues, I will wait on quarterback. I should have taken two receivers with my first two picks. I took my second receiver in Round 4 with Romo and Schaub available.
My tight end strategy was: Wait. Wait. Wait. I am happy to have Miller. It could have been better, but I waited until Round 8 and came away satisfied. I needed a backup running back before adding a tight end.
My draft grade is: B
My toughest competition will be: Dave Richard
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Al Melchior
Round.Pick Player Round.Pick Player
1.09 Darren McFadden 8.06 Mike Thomas
2.06 Michael Turner 9.09 Rashad Jennings
3.09 Tom Brady 10.06 Nate Burleson
4.06 Dez Bryant 11.09 Tim Hightower
5.09 Santana Moss 12.06 Tim Tebow
6.06 Joseph Addai 13.09 Saints
7.09 Jimmy Graham 14.06 Nate Kaeding
My favorite pick was: Thomas. The Jaguars need a No. 1 receiver, and Thomas has the chance to play well in 2011. He should be considered a sleeper in all leagues.
My tight end strategy was: Graham is another sleeper I wanted, and once Finley was drafted in Round 6, I knew I needed to take Graham soon. Thankfully, Graham was there after Gronkowski, Winslow and Daniels came off the board.
The sleeper I targeted was: Jennings. With Jones-Drew dealing with a lingering knee injury, Jennings could be a star this season. If he starts three games again this season then this pick is a steal.
My draft grade is: B
My toughest competition will be: Jeff Lippman
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Bill Passonno
Round.Pick Player Round.Pick Player
1.10 Frank Gore 8.05 Marcedes Lewis
2.05 Greg Jennings 9.10 Steve Breaston
3.10 Miles Austin 10.05 Eagles
4.05 DeAngelo Williams 11.10 Ben Tate
5.10 Josh Freeman 12.05 Jordan Shipley
6.05 Kenny Britt 13.10 Andy Dalton
7.10 C.J. Spiller 14.05 Adam Vinatieri
My favorite pick was: Britt. His draft stock has taken a tumble with some off-field issues recently, but I'll gladly take him as a mid-round pick. He was one of only six players to record at least 200 receiving yards in a game last season, and when he's focused he can produce as a premier wideout in all formats.
My quarterback strategy was: Not burn an early-round pick on one. With the quarterback class the richest it's been in years, I wanted to load up on the other skill positions in such a deep league. I was hoping for either Romo, Schaub, Freeman or Flacco somewhere between Rounds 5-7 and ended up selecting Freeman in the fifth as some of those other names were already selected.
My tight end strategy was: Look for a rebound candidate. I had my eye on Daniels and Miller, and knew I could probably wait until the eighth round before selecting one of them. However, Daniels went with the first pick in the seventh round and Miller was drafted three picks ahead of me in the eighth. Still, Lewis is a solid option on a thin receiving team like the Jaguars and is an end-zone favorite for Garrard.
My draft grade is: B
My toughest competition will be: Michael Hurcomb
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Dave Richard
Round.Pick Player Round.Pick Player
1.08 LeSean McCoy 8.07 Julio Jones
2.07 Larry Fitzgerald 9.08 Donald Brown
3.08 Vincent Jackson 10.07 Beanie Wells
4.07 Tony Romo 11.08 Chad Ochocinco
5.08 BenJarvus Green-Ellis 12.07 Delone Carter
6.07 Rob Gronkowski 13.08 Patriots
7.08 Mikel Leshoure 14.07 Jay Feely
My favorite pick was: Green-Ellis. To land a starter with goal-line work in an offense like the Patriots in Round 5 is pure larceny. The rookies drafted by the Pats in April won't impact him as much as you might think.
My quarterback strategy was: To get value by picking up a solid starter without using a pick before Round 4. Landing Romo in Round 4 was perfect. He captains an aggressive offense with lots of great targets. I smell 4,500 yards.
My tight end strategy was: Flawed. I should have waited a little longer. There are a lot of good low-end Fantasy tight ends available anywhere from Round 7 to Round 10. I should have picked Ryan Williams or Lynch here and stolen Gonzalez in Round 8.
My draft grade is: A
My toughest competition will be: Michael Hurcomb
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Jamey Eisenberg
Round.Pick Player Round.Pick Player
1.14 Calvin Johnson 8.01 DeMarco Murray
2.01 Roddy White 9.14 James Starks
3.14 Jonathan Stewart 10.01 Jordy Nelson
4.01 Cedric Benson 11.14 Louis Murphy
5.14 Ben Roethlisberger 12.01 Mark Sanchez
6.01 Jermichael Finley 13.14 Dolphins
7.14 Ronnie Brown 14.01 Matt Bryant
My favorite pick was: Finley. When healthy, Finley is a Top 5 tight end with the potential to be No. 1 at his position. For him to still be there three rounds after Gates was drafted is a steal.
My quarterback strategy was: To wait as long as possible. I was hoping to draft someone from the group of Schaub, Ryan, Roethlisberger or Freeman, and Big Ben fell in my lap in Round 5.
The sleeper I targeted was: Nelson. He has the potential to be the second-best receiver for the Packers this season. I'd rather him be my fourth receiver instead of my third, but in this format I'll take it.
My draft grade is: B
My toughest competition will be: Jeff Lippman
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John Garcia
Round.Pick Player Round.Pick Player
1.06 Jamaal Charles 8.09 LaDainian Tomlinson
2.09 Peyton Manning 9.06 Jacoby Ford
3.06 Mike Williams 10.09 Cowboys
4.09 Dallas Clark 11.06 James Jones
5.06 Felix Jones 12.09 Kevin Kolb
6.09 Pierre Thomas 13.06 Dustin Keller
7.06 Braylon Edwards 14.09 David Buehler
My favorite pick was: Clark. I had a solid No. 1 running back (Charles), quarterback (Manning) and receiver (Williams), and he was best player available in a deep league and worth snagging against second-tier receivers and running backs.
My quarterback strategy was: I went into the draft thinking I would wait for Freeman or Ryan, but when Manning fell to me at No. 23 overall, I couldn't pass him up in such a deep league
My favorite sleeper was: Thomas. Because he has to have a chip on his shoulder with the team selecting Ingram in the NFL Draft, and the reward of a potential No. 2 running back in an explosive offense in Round 6 felt like a steal.
My draft grade is: B
My toughest competition will be: Sergio Gonzalez
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Jeff Lippman
Round.Pick Player Round.Pick Player
1.12 Rashard Mendenhall 8.03 Matthew Stafford
2.03 Matt Forte 9.12 Mike Goodson
3.12 Antonio Gates 10.03 Hines Ward
4.03 Jeremy Maclin 11.12 Kendall Hunter
5.12 Percy Harvin 12.03 Anthony Armstrong
6.03 Eli Manning 13.12 Lions
7.12 Johnny Knox 14.03 Sebastian Janikowski
My favorite pick was: Harvin. Even in the fifth round, Harvin could be a serious sleeper this season. I love his overall upside and crazy ability and think he could pay dividends with a fully healthy season.
The pick I regret was: Gates. It isn't that I regret having Gates on my roster. I love him. However, I was torn by other options and went with the sure thing a little early in my opinion.
My quarterback strategy was: Take other offensive options first and hope someone good stays available. With guys like Ryan going in the fourth round, I had to spring for Eli Manning in Round 6 or risk an unproven commodity.
My draft grade is: A
My toughest competition will be: John Garcia
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Jeff Tobin
Round.Pick Player Round.Pick Player
1.11 Steven Jackson 8.04 Davone Bess
2.04 Aaron Rodgers 9.11 Packers
3.11 DeSean Jackson 10.04 Jerome Simpson
4.04 Jason Witten 11.11 Jacquizz Rodgers
5.11 Daniel Thomas 12.04 Jason Campbell
6.04 Deion Branch 13.11 Ricky Williams
7.11 Danny Woodhead 14.04 Mason Crosby
My favorite pick was: Witten. Because I knew I would blow a pick on a DST earlier than most (Green Bay in Round 9), I targeted a reception-heavy tight end early and got it in Witten.
My quarterback strategy was: Initially I had planned on waiting, but I couldn't pass up Rodgers, so I sank a Round 2 pick on him. In this league format, I don't see a better option or offense from which to choose a quarterback.
The sleeper I targeted was: Simpson. With Ochocinco either out of the picture or in a substantially reduced role, Simpson should be in line to produce even better than he did in 2010.
My draft grade is: B
My toughest competition will be: Scott White
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Kevin Goodwin
Round.Pick Player Round.Pick Player
1.07 Andre Johnson 8.08 Steve Smith
2.08 Peyton Hillis 9.07 Steve Smith
3.07 Philip Rivers 10.08 Darren Sproles
4.08 Ryan Grant 11.07 Ravens
5.07 Pierre Garcon 12.08 David Garrard
6.08 Marshawn Lynch 13.07 Todd Heap
7.07 Danny Amendola 14.08 Robbie Gould
The pick I regret was: Hillis. Getting Hillis so early after his breakout season could be a risk. Taking Andre Johnson in the first round instead of a running back left the pickings slim for me in Round 2, and hopefully Hillis isn't a one-hit wonder.
My tight end strategy was: I was targeting Pettigrew later in the draft after most owners already filled the position after the elites got grabbed off the board. Unfortunately, I missed out on him by four picks and settled on Heap in Round 13.
The sleeper I targeted was: Amendola. I really like Amendola and think he has the potential to be a steal in Round 7. Bradford is the real deal, and Josh McDaniels could get that offense clicking.
My draft grade is: C
My toughest competition will be: Michael Hurcomb
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Lauren Shehadi
Round.Pick Player Round.Pick Player
1.01 Chris Johnson 8.14 Roy Helu
2.14 Knowshon Moreno 9.01 Robert Meachem
3.01 Drew Brees 10.14 Malcom Floyd
4.14 Anquan Boldin 11.01 Isaac Redman
5.01 Santonio Holmes 12.14 Randy Moss
6.14 Ryan Williams 13.01 Bears
7.01 Owen Daniels 14.14 Dan Carpenter
My favorite pick was: Boldin. I was glad to take him at the end of Round 4. I think he will bounce back from last year's struggles and outproduce his draft value.
The pick I regret was: Moreno. I jumped the gun on him. I should have gone with Bowe at the end of the second round. I think Moreno would have been available with a later pick.
My quarterback strategy was: Tough for me. Looking back, I may have been able to wait on a quarterback and get a good pick with good value around the fourth round. Seeing someone like Romo go in the fourth round shows I could have waited.
My draft grade is: B
My toughest competition will be: Jamey Eisenberg
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Mike Freeman
Round.Pick Player Round.Pick Player
1.05 Maurice Jones-Drew 8.10 Jay Cutler
2.10 Ahmad Bradshaw 9.05 Derrick Mason
3.05 Ryan Mathews 10.10 Earl Bennett
4.10 Steve Johnson 11.05 Justin Forsett
5.05 Mario Manningham 12.10 Jason Snelling
6.10 Kellen Winslow 13.05 Garrett Hartley
7.05 Mike Tolbert 14.10 Falcons
My favorite pick was: Manningham. I think Manningham is about to take the next step from good receiver to great. He's also about to become the Giants' primary player at the position since Steve Smith is coming off microfracture surgery. He's a Round 3 or 4 talent, and I got him in Round 5.
The pick I regret was: Jones Drew. Sort of. Kind of regret it. Always risky picking a guy coming off a big injury with such a high pick.
My quarterback strategy was: This one was easy. Wait as long as possible. I think the quarterback class in this draft is deep and taking an interception machine like Cutler is risky, but his numbers are still pretty solid and the Bears' offense will be better this season.
Draft grade: B
Toughest competition: Dave Richard
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Michael Hurcomb
Round.Pick Player Round.Pick Player
1.02 Adrian Peterson 8.13 Chris Cooley
2.13 Mike Wallace 9.02 Ryan Fitzpatrick
3.02 Dwayne Bowe 10.13 Thomas Jones
4.13 Matt Ryan 11.02 Lee Evans
5.02 Fred Jackson 12.13 Giants
6.13 Brandon Jacobs 13.02 Arrelious Benn
7.02 Austin Collie 14.13 Rob Bironas
My quarterback strategy: To pass on the high-end options, wait for a quality low-end starter and then grab a sleeper as my backup. Ryan is a very serviceable Fantasy starter, and Fitzpatrick has serious sleeper potential.
The sleeper I targeted was: Collie. It was a huge high-risk/high-reward pick because of his concussion problems in 2010. But he has the potential to be a No. 1 wide receiver when healthy.
My favorite pick was: Evans. I know, I know. Evans is past his prime, and his numbers have declined two straight years. But he should get favorable matchups in 2011 with Steve Johnson being the Bills' new top target.
My draft grade is: C
My toughest competition will be: John Garcia
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Sergio Gonzalez
Round.Pick Player Round.Pick Player
1.04 Ray Rice 8.11 Tony Gonzalez
2.11 Hakeem Nicks 9.04 Steelers
3.04 LeGarrette Blount 10.11 Willis McGahee
4.11 Matt Schaub 11.04 Reggie Bush
5.04 Brandon Lloyd 12.11 Greg Little
6.11 Ryan Torain 13.04 Titus Young
7.04 Michael Crabtree 14.11 Stephen Gostkowski
My favorite pick was: Nicks. In a PPR draft, it can be tempting to take an elite receiver in Round 1, sacrificing strength at running back. Picking fourth, I couldn't do that, but I still landed a top-flight young No. 1 receiver.
My quarterback strategy was: Based on tiers, I wanted to make sure I landed one of either Schaub or Ryan. I used Romo as my signal that it was time to pounce on a quarterback.
The sleeper I targeted was: Young. I must admit I cheated here, but it is not something you can't all do. I got the scoop from Jamey Eisenberg on who he thought fit the bill as a receiver with upside for immediate impact.
My draft grade is: B
My toughest competition will be: Dave Richard
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Scott White
Round.Pick Player Round.Pick Player
1.03 Arian Foster 8.12 Sam Bradford
2.12 Brandon Marshall 9.03 A.J. Green
3.03 Wes Welker 10.12 Mark Clayton
4.12 Jahvid Best 11.03 Brandon Pettigrew
5.03 Vernon Davis 12.12 Shane Vereen
6.12 Joe Flacco 13.03 Chargers
7.03 Mike Williams 14.12 Josh Brown
My favorite pick was: Best. In PPR leagues, non-receiving running backs are useless to me. Nabbing one of the top pass-catching running backs after already securing two potential 100-catch wide receivers was a win for me.
My quarterback strategy was: Wait. Offenses throw so often now that you're less likely to end up with a dud at quarterback rather than running back or wide receiver, especially in PPR leagues. The Flacco-Bradford combo is a staple for my teams.
The sleeper I targeted was: Pettigrew. Normally, I forego a second tight end because I'd never use it in my flex spot, but in a PPR league, I prefer tight end to running back. I like Pettigrew's upside with Stafford healthy.
My draft grade is: A
My toughest competition is: Sergio Gonzalez
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Player News
Gavin Escobar a threat to Jason Witten?
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(1:13 am ET) Cowboys rookie tight end Gavin Escobar, who entered the day with just four catches all season, wasn't highly targeted Week 7 against the Giants, but he made the three targets he did get count, scoring two touchdowns, including one on an impressive 26-yard grab between two defenders in the third quarter.

In all, he had three catches for 65 yards -- numbers that would be easier to overlook if not for the two touchdowns and the fact that fellow tight end Jason Witten, to this point a mainstay in Fantasy, had only two catches for 27 yards. And it's not like he and quarterback Tony Romo were just failing to connect. Witten was targeted only twice the whole game.

Witten's production hasn't been up to his usual standards this season -- in seven games, he's averaging 3.3 catches for 38.0 yards -- but just based on their history together, you figured Romo would have a need for him sooner or later. Now with the emergence of Escobar, it's no longer so clear.

Escobar himself isn't worth adding except in deep leagues of 16 teams or more that don't have enough tight ends to go around. In those formats, he's the new Timothy Wright. But in leagues of 12 teams or fewer, Witten may be on the outs. He deserves a couple more weeks given his history, but keep an eye out for the next big thing at the position.


Larry Donnell here to stay?
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12:55 am ET) After catching just one pass in his previous two games combined, Giants tight end Larry Donnell got back on track Week 7 at Dallas, catching seven passes for a season-high 90 yards.

Considering it was the Giants' first game without star wide receiver Victor Cruz, Donnell was expected to play a bigger role in the passing game, but a resurgence of this magnitude should remind us all how he came to be owned in 83 percent of Fantasy leagues in the first place. Over the first four weeks, he averaged 6.3 catches for 59 yards, scoring four touchdowns.

One potential pitfall for Donnell is that he lost two fumbles in Week 7, giving him three fumbles lost for the season, but with so few tight ends capable of his kind of production in a given week, the Giants would have to suggest his playing time is in jeopardy for me to pass on Donnell in Fantasy.

His production fell when rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham entered the mix in Week 4. Now that Cruz is out of the mix, Donnell's production figures to rise again.


Odell Beckham shows he's worth adding
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12:42 am ET) Only three games into his career, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham has emerged as one of quarterback Eli Manning's favorite red-zone targets, which is especially good news with another one of his favorite red-zone targets, Victor Cruz, lost for the season with a knee injury.

Beckham didn't have a lot of chances Week 7 at Dallas, but he made the most of the ones he got, scoring on catches of 9 and 5 yards. In all, he had four catches for 34 yards. His six targets were third-most on the team, behind wide receiver Rueben Randle's nine and tight end Larry Donnell's seven.

The six targets were a season high for Beckham. He has yet to catch more than four passes for more than 44 yards, but because he keeps getting looks in the end zone, he's worth adding in Fantasy even if it's just to stash him on your bench until you're ready to put your trust in him.


An encouraging performance for Eli Manning
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12:34 am ET) Playing his first game without star wide receiver Victor Cruz, who's out for the season with a torn patella tendon, Giants quarterback Eli Manning still managed to bounce back from arguably his worst game of the season with one of his best Week 7 at Dallas, completing 21 of 33 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns.

It was his fifth game in six with multiple touchdown passes and his second with at least three. And he did it against a defense that had generally kept quarterbacks out of the end zone, recording nearly as many interceptions (seven) as it had allowed touchdown passes (eight) prior to Week 7.

Though two of his touchdown passes went to rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham, who wasn't even available to him the first four weeks, Manning did a nice job of spreading the ball around. None of the touchdowns went to his two leading receivers, Larry Donnell and Rueben Randle.

Judging by this performance, Manning knows how to make use of the weapons the Giants have and doesn't need Cruz to remain successful in Fantasy. His bad games can be really bad, but his good games have been frequent enough for you to give him another shot when he returns from a bye Week 9 against Indianapolis.


Andre Holmes comes back down to earth
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12:26 am ET) Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes, who blew up for 121 yards and two touchdowns Week 6 against San Diego, took a long time to get going Week 7 against Arizona, catching his first pass about midway through the fourth quarter. Not surprisingly, he finished with just three catches for 34 yards. 

It's not like he was invisible before then. He nearly had a great catch on a long pass along the sidelines in the second quarter, but it was ruled incomplete. He did have only two targets apart from his three receptions, though.

Clearly, it was a disappointing showing, but it's not like quarterback Derek Carr forgot about him. Only James Jones and Darren McFadden had more targets, tying for the team lead with eight. Holmes spent much of the game covered by Patrick Peterson, who remains one of the better cornerbacks in the NFL. Holmes still has incredible play-making ability and will have better days.

But this performance shows why you can't trust him on an every-week basis yet. His matchup Week 8 against Cleveland is another tricky one because of cornerback Joe Haden, who has struggled at times this season but limited the Jaguars' Cecil Shorts to three catches for 12 yards in Week 7. You might want to leave Holmes on your bench for this one.


49ers' Phil Dawson makes 1-of-2 field-goal attempts in Week 7
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:22 am ET) 49ers knicker Phil Dawson made only one of his two field-goal attempts in Week 7, adding two extra points in his team's 42-17 loss to the Broncos.

Dawson couldn't deliver from 51 yards out in the first quarter, pushing the attempt wide left, but was true from 22 yards out in the second quarter. He's 13 of 16 on field-goal attempts this season but had been 10-for-10 in his previous three games coming into Week 7. The 49ers have a bye in Week 8 before facing the Rams the following week.


49ers TE Vernon Davis catches two passes in Week 7 loss
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:20 am ET) 49ers tight end Vernon Davis caught just two of his five targets for 21 yards in his team's 42-17 loss to the Broncos in Week 7.

Davis was coming off an ugly Week 6 performance in which he dropped two passes, and he didn't fare much better in the team's blowout loss against the Broncos. He has 14 receptions for 142 yards and two touchdowns heading into the team's Week 8 bye. The 49ers will face the Rams after the week off.


49ers WR Michael Crabtree held to 27 yards in Week 7 loss
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:16 am ET) 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree caught four of his seven targets for just 27 yards in his team's 42-17 loss to the Broncos in Week 7.

While the 49ers averaged 11.1 yards per reception as a team Sunday, top options Crabtree (6.8 YPC) and Anquan Boldin (7.1 YPC) could find no room to work, leading to disappointing performances despite the offense dialing up 46 passes in the loss. Crabtree hasn't topped 50 yards in any of his last four games, and he owns 32 receptions, 322 yards and three touchdowns in seven games this year. The 49ers have a bye in Week 8 before facing the Rams the following week.


Anquan Boldin catches seven passes in 49ers' Week 7 loss
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:13 am ET) 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin caught seven of his 10 targets for 50 yards in his team's 42-17 loss to the Broncos in Week 7.

Boldin had at least one bad drop in the game and was unable to find much room to work downfield. He came into the week average 12.4 yards per reception but managed just 7.1 YPC against the Broncos. Boldin has collected 39 receptions for 447 yards and one touchdown in seven games. The 49ers have a bye in Week 8 before facing the Rams the following week.


49ers WR Steve Johnson scores touchdown in Week 7 loss
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:10 am ET) 49ers wide receiver Steve Johnson caught five passes for a team-high 79 yards and one touchdown in his team's 42-17 loss to the Broncos in Week 7.

Johnson hauled in a four-yard score in the back of the end zone with only 11 seconds left in the first half to send the 49ers into halftime with a 21-10 deficit. The Broncos took over from there, scoring three touchdowns in the third quarter. Johnson has reached the end zone in three of his last four games, and he's up to 25 receptions, 315 yards and three scores on the season. The 49ers have a bye in Week 8 before facing the Rams the following week.


 
 
 
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