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2012 Draft Prep: Our 14-team PPR draft results

Senior Fantasy Writer
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Every year we get asked by Fantasy owners if they can play in a league with us. And for the past four years, we have given you a chance to join our 14-team Podcast Fantasy League.

Check out our Fantasy Football podcast!
There is no better source for entertaining Fantasy advice than our Fantasy Football Today podcast. Dave Richard, Jamey Eisenberg and Adam Aizer will help you pass the time as you anticipate Draft Day 2014!
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We choose 11 listeners at random to play in a league with myself, Dave Richard, Nathan Zegura and Adam Aizer. Hopefully you all listen to our podcast for the useful information and witty banter, but there's extra incentive every August if you want to challenge the analysts in a real league.

This is a 14-team PPR league, and it's interesting to see how the casual Fantasy owner -- some seasoned pros, some novice -- builds their team. There weren't many surprise selections early on, though seeing Larry Fitzgerald and Andre Johnson fall to Round 3 in a PPR league won't happen often.

For the most part, this draft went like the majority of 14-team PPR leagues, and it should serve as a good guide for you on Draft Day. Just make sure you get Fitzgerald and Johnson a little earlier in your leagues.

As always, we ask you to share your thoughts on this draft. Take advantage of our Fantasy Football Twitter feed (@CBSFantasyFB) and post your comments there, or share your thoughts on our Fantasy Football Facebook page.

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

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Our draft order is as follows:

1. Nick Charman, Canada, Fuels Research
2. Chris Caputo, Fort Walton Beach, FL, U.S. Air Force
3. Chris Meyers, St. Paul, MN, Site Logistics Specialist
4. Anubhav Vinayak, Youngstown, OH, pre-med student
5. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
6. Adam Aizer, Podcast/Video Host
7. Jeff Metz, Irvine, CA, Loan Officer
8. Jared Fox, Atlanta, Health Scientist
9. Nathan Zegura, Senior Fantasy Writer
10. Scott Sheriff, Nashville, Musician
11. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
12. Sean Bergin, Tempe, AZ, Archaeologist
13. Michael Ritt, St. Paul, MN, Direct Caregiver/High School Wrestling Coach
14. John Yosas, Yorba Linda CA, Student/Retail Manager

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Owner Player
1 Charman Arian Foster, RB, HOU
2 Caputo Ray Rice, RB, BAL
3 Meyers LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
4 Vinayak Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
5 Eisenberg Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
6 Aizer Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
7 Metz Matt Forte, RB, CHI
8 Fox Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
9 Zegura Tom Brady, QB, NE
10 Sheriff Drew Brees, QB, NO
11 Richard DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
12 Bergin Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
13 Ritt Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
14 Yosas Darren Sproles, RB, NO
Round 2
Pick Owner Player
15 Yosas Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
16 Ritt Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
17 Bergin Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
18 Richard Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
19 Sheriff Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
20 Zegura Steven Jackson, RB, STL
21 Fox Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
22 Metz Doug Martin, RB, TB
23 Aizer Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, NYG
24 Eisenberg Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
25 Vinayak Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
26 Meyers Julio Jones, WR, ATL
27 Caputo Cam Newton, QB, CAR
28 Charman Roddy White, WR, ATL
Round 3
Pick Owner Player
29 Charman Wes Welker, WR, NE
30 Caputo Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
31 Meyers Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
32 Vinayak Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
33 Eisenberg Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
34 Aizer Greg Jennings, WR, GB
35 Metz Percy Harvin, WR, MIN
36 Fox Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
37 Zegura Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
38 Sheriff A.J. Green, WR, CIN
39 Richard Marques Colston, WR, NO
40 Bergin Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
41 Ritt Reggie Bush, RB, MIA
42 Yosas Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
Round 4
Pick Owner Player
43 Yosas Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
44 Ritt Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
45 Bergin Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
46 Richard Michael Turner, RB, ATL
47 Sheriff Antonio Gates, TE, SD
48 Zegura Steve Smith, WR, CAR
49 Fox Frank Gore, RB, SF
50 Metz Eric Decker, WR, DEN
51 Aizer Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
52 Eisenberg Aaron Hernandez, TE, NE
53 Vinayak BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
54 Meyers Shonn Greene, RB, NYJ
55 Caputo Willis McGahee, RB, DEN
56 Charman Donald Brown, RB, IND
Round 5
Pick Owner Player
57 Charman Eli Manning, QB, NYG
58 Caputo Brandon Lloyd, WR, NE
59 Meyers Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
60 Vinayak Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
61 Eisenberg Peyton Hillis, RB, KC
62 Aizer Michael Vick, QB, PHI
63 Metz Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
64 Fox Mike Wallace, WR, PIT
65 Zegura Miles Austin, WR, DAL
66 Sheriff Cedric Benson, RB, GB
67 Richard Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
68 Bergin Kevin Smith, RB, DET
69 Ritt Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
70 Yosas Philip Rivers, QB, SD
Round 6
Pick Owner Player
71 Yosas Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
72 Ritt Michael Bush, RB, CHI
73 Bergin Tony Romo, QB, DAL
74 Richard Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
75 Sheriff Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
76 Zegura DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
77 Fox DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
78 Metz Titus Young, WR, DET
79 Aizer Nate Washington, WR, TEN
80 Eisenberg Ryan Williams, RB, ARI
81 Vinayak Rashad Jennings, RB, JAC
82 Meyers Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
83 Caputo Malcom Floyd, WR, SD
84 Charman Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
Round 7
Pick Owner Player
85 Charman Anquan Boldin, WR, BAL
86 Caputo Ben Tate, RB, HOU
87 Meyers David Wilson, RB, NYG
88 Vinayak C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
89 Eisenberg Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
90 Aizer Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET
91 Metz Vernon Davis, TE, SF
92 Fox Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
93 Zegura Isaac Redman, RB, PIT
94 Sheriff Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
95 Richard Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
96 Bergin Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
97 Ritt Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, OAK
98 Yosas Robert Meachem, WR, SD
Round 8
Pick Owner Player
99 Yosas Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
100 Ritt Toby Gerhart, RB, MIN
101 Bergin Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
102 Richard Matt Schaub, QB, HOU
103 Sheriff Lance Moore, WR, NO
104 Zegura Beanie Wells, RB, ARI
105 Fox Andrew Luck, QB, IND
106 Metz Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
107 Aizer Mark Ingram, RB, NO
108 Eisenberg Josh Freeman, QB, TB
109 Vinayak Jason Witten, TE, DAL
110 Meyers Michael Crabtree, WR, SF
111 Caputo Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
112 Charman Greg Little, WR, CLE
Round 9
Pick Owner Player
113 Charman Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
114 Caputo Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
115 Meyers Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
116 Vinayak Fred Davis, TE, WAS
117 Eisenberg Joe Flacco, QB, BAL
118 Aizer Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR
119 Metz Danny Amendola, WR, STL
120 Fox Santana Moss, WR, WAS
121 Zegura Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
122 Sheriff Jonathan Dwyer, RB, PIT
123 Richard Shane Vereen, RB, NE
124 Bergin Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
125 Ritt Davone Bess, WR, MIA
126 Yosas Jermaine Gresham, TE, CIN
Round 10
Pick Owner Player
127 Yosas Jacob Tamme, TE, DEN
128 Ritt LeGarrette Blount, RB, TB
129 Bergin Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
130 Richard Evan Royster, RB, WAS
131 Sheriff Jon Baldwin, WR, KC
132 Zegura Brent Celek, TE, PHI
133 Fox 49ers DST
134 Metz Jared Cook, TE, TEN
135 Aizer Jake Locker, QB, TEN
136 Eisenberg Robert Turbin, RB, SEA
137 Vinayak Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, BUF
138 Meyers Owen Daniels, TE, HOU
139 Caputo Taiwan Jones, RB, OAK
140 Charman Mike Williams, WR, TB
Round 11
Pick Owner Player
141 Charman Carson Palmer, QB, OAK
142 Caputo Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
143 Meyers Sidney Rice, WR, SEA
144 Vinayak Randy Moss, WR, SF
145 Eisenberg Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ
146 Aizer Felix Jones, RB, DAL
147 Metz Laurent Robinson, WR, JAC
148 Fox Rashard Mendenhall, RB, PIT
149 Zegura Jerome Simpson, WR, MIN
150 Sheriff Keiland Williams, RB, DET
151 Richard Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
152 Bergin Ronnie Brown, RB, SD
153 Ritt Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
154 Yosas Roy Helu, RB, WAS
Round 12
Pick Owner Player
155 Yosas Randall Cobb, WR, GB
156 Ritt Tim Hightower, RB, WAS
157 Bergin Bears DST
158 Richard Coby Fleener, TE, IND
159 Sheriff Eagles DST
160 Zegura David Nelson, WR, BUF
161 Fox Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
162 Metz Alex Smith, QB, SF
163 Aizer Texans DST
164 Eisenberg Brian Quick, WR, STL
165 Vinayak Mario Manningham, WR, SF
166 Meyers Cowboys DST
167 Caputo Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
168 Charman Martellus Bennett, TE, NYG
Round 13
Pick Owner Player
169 Charman Giants DST
170 Caputo David Akers, K, SF
171 Meyers Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
172 Vinayak Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
173 Eisenberg Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
174 Aizer Brandon Jacobs, RB, SF
175 Metz Steelers DST
176 Fox Dion Lewis, RB, PHI
177 Zegura Vick Ballard, RB, IND
178 Sheriff Joel Dreessen, TE, DEN
179 Richard Montario Hardesty, RB, CLE
180 Bergin Mike Tolbert, RB, CAR
181 Ritt Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
182 Yosas Ravens DST
Round 14
Pick Owner Player
183 Yosas Mason Crosby, K, GB
184 Ritt Kellen Winslow, TE, SEA
185 Bergin Danny Woodhead, RB, NE
186 Richard Packers DST
187 Sheriff Chris Ivory, RB, NO
188 Zegura Jets DST
189 Fox Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
190 Metz Bernard Scott, RB, CIN
191 Aizer Nate Burleson, WR, DET
192 Eisenberg Bills DST
193 Vinayak Matt Prater, K, DEN
194 Meyers Joe McKnight, RB, NYJ
195 Caputo Seahawks DST
196 Charman Dan Bailey, K, DAL
Round 15
Pick Owner Player
197 Charman Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
198 Caputo Austin Collie, WR, IND
199 Meyers Garrett Hartley, K, NO
200 Vinayak Lions DST
201 Eisenberg Alex Henery, K, PHI
202 Aizer Jason Hanson, K, DET
203 Metz Rob Bironas, K, TEN
204 Fox Javon Ringer, RB, TEN
205 Zegura Matt Bryant, K, ATL
206 Sheriff Shayne Graham, K, HOU
207 Richard Robbie Gould, K, CHI
208 Bergin Nate Kaeding, K, SD
209 Ritt Broncos DST
210 Yosas Mike Goodson, RB, OAK
 
Team by Team
Adam Aizer
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
2.9 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, NYG
3.6 Greg Jennings, WR, GB
4.9 Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
5.6 Michael Vick, QB, PHI
6.9 Nate Washington, WR, TEN
7.6 Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET
8.9 Mark Ingram, RB, NO
9.6 Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR
10.9 Jake Locker, QB, TEN
11.6 Felix Jones, RB, DAL
12.9 Texans DST
13.6 Brandon Jacobs, RB, SF
14.9 Nate Burleson, WR, DET
15.6 Jason Hanson, K, DET
Anubhav Vinayak
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
2.11 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
3.4 Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
4.11 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
5.4 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
6.11 Rashad Jennings, RB, JAC
7.4 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
8.11 Jason Witten, TE, DAL
9.4 Fred Davis, TE, WAS
10.11 Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, BUF
11.4 Randy Moss, WR, SF
12.11 Mario Manningham, WR, SF
13.4 Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
14.11 Matt Prater, K, DEN
15.4 Lions DST
Chris Caputo
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 Ray Rice, RB, BAL
2.13 Cam Newton, QB, CAR
3.2 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
4.13 Willis McGahee, RB, DEN
5.2 Brandon Lloyd, WR, NE
6.13 Malcom Floyd, WR, SD
7.2 Ben Tate, RB, HOU
8.13 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
9.2 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
10.13 Taiwan Jones, RB, OAK
11.2 Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
12.13 Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
13.2 David Akers, K, SF
14.13 Seahawks DST
15.2 Austin Collie, WR, IND
Chris Meyers
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
2.12 Julio Jones, WR, ATL
3.3 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
4.12 Shonn Greene, RB, NYJ
5.3 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
6.12 Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
7.3 David Wilson, RB, NYG
8.12 Michael Crabtree, WR, SF
9.3 Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
10.12 Owen Daniels, TE, HOU
11.3 Sidney Rice, WR, SEA
12.12 Cowboys DST
13.3 Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
14.12 Joe McKnight, RB, NYJ
15.3 Garrett Hartley, K, NO
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.11 DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
2.4 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
3.11 Marques Colston, WR, NO
4.4 Michael Turner, RB, ATL
5.11 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
6.4 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
7.11 Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
8.4 Matt Schaub, QB, HOU
9.11 Shane Vereen, RB, NE
10.4 Evan Royster, RB, WAS
11.11 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
12.4 Coby Fleener, TE, IND
13.11 Montario Hardesty, RB, CLE
14.4 Packers DST
15.11 Robbie Gould, K, CHI
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
2.10 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
3.5 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
4.10 Aaron Hernandez, TE, NE
5.5 Peyton Hillis, RB, KC
6.10 Ryan Williams, RB, ARI
7.5 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
8.10 Josh Freeman, QB, TB
9.5 Joe Flacco, QB, BAL
10.10 Robert Turbin, RB, SEA
11.5 Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ
12.10 Brian Quick, WR, STL
13.5 Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
14.10 Bills DST
15.5 Alex Henery, K, PHI
Jared Fox
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
2.7 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
3.8 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
4.7 Frank Gore, RB, SF
5.8 Mike Wallace, WR, PIT
6.7 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
7.8 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
8.7 Andrew Luck, QB, IND
9.8 Santana Moss, WR, WAS
10.7 49ers DST
11.8 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, PIT
12.7 Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
13.8 Dion Lewis, RB, PHI
14.7 Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
15.8 Javon Ringer, RB, TEN
Jeff Metz
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Matt Forte, RB, CHI
2.8 Doug Martin, RB, TB
3.7 Percy Harvin, WR, MIN
4.8 Eric Decker, WR, DEN
5.7 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
6.8 Titus Young, WR, DET
7.7 Vernon Davis, TE, SF
8.8 Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
9.7 Danny Amendola, WR, STL
10.8 Jared Cook, TE, TEN
11.7 Laurent Robinson, WR, JAC
12.8 Alex Smith, QB, SF
13.7 Steelers DST
14.8 Bernard Scott, RB, CIN
15.7 Rob Bironas, K, TEN
John Yosas
Rd.Pk Player
1.14 Darren Sproles, RB, NO
2.1 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
3.14 Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
4.1 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
5.14 Philip Rivers, QB, SD
6.1 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
7.14 Robert Meachem, WR, SD
8.1 Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
9.14 Jermaine Gresham, TE, CIN
10.1 Jacob Tamme, TE, DEN
11.14 Roy Helu, RB, WAS
12.1 Randall Cobb, WR, GB
13.14 Ravens DST
14.1 Mason Crosby, K, GB
15.14 Mike Goodson, RB, OAK
Michael Ritt
Rd.Pk Player
1.13 Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
2.2 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
3.13 Reggie Bush, RB, MIA
4.2 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
5.13 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
6.2 Michael Bush, RB, CHI
7.13 Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, OAK
8.2 Toby Gerhart, RB, MIN
9.13 Davone Bess, WR, MIA
10.2 LeGarrette Blount, RB, TB
11.13 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
12.2 Tim Hightower, RB, WAS
13.13 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
14.2 Kellen Winslow, TE, SEA
15.13 Broncos DST
Nathan Zegura
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 Tom Brady, QB, NE
2.6 Steven Jackson, RB, STL
3.9 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
4.6 Steve Smith, WR, CAR
5.9 Miles Austin, WR, DAL
6.6 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
7.9 Isaac Redman, RB, PIT
8.6 Beanie Wells, RB, ARI
9.9 Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
10.6 Brent Celek, TE, PHI
11.9 Jerome Simpson, WR, MIN
12.6 David Nelson, WR, BUF
13.9 Vick Ballard, RB, IND
14.6 Jets DST
15.9 Matt Bryant, K, ATL
Nick Charman
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Arian Foster, RB, HOU
2.14 Roddy White, WR, ATL
3.1 Wes Welker, WR, NE
4.14 Donald Brown, RB, IND
5.1 Eli Manning, QB, NYG
6.14 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
7.1 Anquan Boldin, WR, BAL
8.14 Greg Little, WR, CLE
9.1 Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
10.14 Mike Williams, WR, TB
11.1 Carson Palmer, QB, OAK
12.14 Martellus Bennett, TE, NYG
13.1 Giants DST
14.14 Dan Bailey, K, DAL
15.1 Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
Scott Sheriff
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Drew Brees, QB, NO
2.5 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
3.10 A.J. Green, WR, CIN
4.5 Antonio Gates, TE, SD
5.10 Cedric Benson, RB, GB
6.5 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
7.10 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
8.5 Lance Moore, WR, NO
9.10 Jonathan Dwyer, RB, PIT
10.5 Jon Baldwin, WR, KC
11.10 Keiland Williams, RB, DET
12.5 Eagles DST
13.10 Joel Dreessen, TE, DEN
14.5 Chris Ivory, RB, NO
15.10 Shayne Graham, K, HOU
Sean Bergin
Rd.Pk Player
1.12 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
2.3 Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
3.12 Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
4.3 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
5.12 Kevin Smith, RB, DET
6.3 Tony Romo, QB, DAL
7.12 Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
8.3 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
9.12 Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
10.3 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
11.12 Ronnie Brown, RB, SD
12.3 Bears DST
13.12 Mike Tolbert, RB, CAR
14.3 Danny Woodhead, RB, NE
15.12 Nate Kaeding, K, SD
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by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Redskins guard Shawn Lauvao is adjusting well to his new team, offensive line coach Chris Foerster said. Lavao came over from the Browns and is expected to start at left guard next to Trent Williams.

"He got better every day," Foerster said of Lauvao's work at mandatory minicamp and OTAs. "It was all new to him. He needs to get out there and play. He’s more of a practice guy; he needs to be out there doing it.

"Trent [Williams] can make a lot of guys look good when they play next to him. He’s doing a good job with Shawn teaching him how to do things and [Lauvao] made huge strides from voluntary minicamp."


 
 
 
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