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2012 Draft Prep: Our 12-team draft results

Senior Fantasy Writer
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It's time. Your prep work is over. Draft Day is here. Now, you get to put all that practice work to the test. No more mock drafts, this is the real thing. Are you ready?

It's been an exciting offseason and an amazing preseason, but Labor Day weekend marks the end of all your preparations. The majority of all Fantasy Football drafts will be done right now, and we wanted to give you one final mock draft as a guide with a standard 12-team format.

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As a special bonus, we enlisted the help of our analysts and producers from all our video shows, including Brent Stover and Brian Westbrook from Fantasy Football Today, which airs every Sunday morning during the season at 11 a.m. ET . Stover is the host of the show, and Westbrook is the former All-Pro running back with the Eagles and 49ers. Both are welcomed additions to our program, and we look forward to the insight Westbrook will provide as a recently retired player and former Fantasy star.

This 12-team standard league should give you an idea of where to draft players and when certain hot-button options are being taken. For example, three quarterbacks went in Round 1, Adrian Peterson was drafted in Round 2 and Maurice Jones-Drew was selected in Round 3. You can decide for yourself if that is the right value for those players, and use these scenarios in your own league on Draft Day.

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 and one point for every 25 yards passing. 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. This lineup reflects our CBSSports.com free Fantasy Football game.

Our draft order is as follows:

1. Nathan Zegura, Senior Fantasy Writer
2. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
3. Mike Freedman, Video Producer
4. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
5. Adam Aizer, Podcast/Video Host
6. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
7. Brent Stover, Fantasy Football Today Host
8. Matt Brodsky, Video Producer
9. James Questel, Fantasy Football Today Producer
10. Brian Westbrook, Fantasy Football Today Analyst
11. Nando Di Fino, Senior Fantasy Writer
12. Peter Madden, Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Owner Player
1 Zegura Arian Foster, RB, HOU
2 Tobin Ray Rice, RB, BAL
3 Freedman LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
4 Eisenberg Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
5 Aizer Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
6 Richard Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
7 Stover Drew Brees, QB, NO
8 Brodsky Tom Brady, QB, NE
9 Questel DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
10 Westbrook Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
11 Di Fino Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
12 Madden Julio Jones, WR, ATL
Round 2
Pick Owner Player
13 Madden Cam Newton, QB, CAR
14 Di Fino Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
15 Westbrook Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
16 Questel Matt Forte, RB, CHI
17 Brodsky Steven Jackson, RB, STL
18 Stover Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
19 Richard Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
20 Aizer Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
21 Eisenberg Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, NYG
22 Freedman Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
23 Tobin Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
24 Zegura Doug Martin, RB, TB
Round 3
Pick Owner Player
25 Zegura Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
26 Tobin Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
27 Freedman Michael Turner, RB, ATL
28 Eisenberg Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
29 Aizer Darren Sproles, RB, NO
30 Richard Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
31 Stover Frank Gore, RB, SF
32 Brodsky BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
33 Questel Greg Jennings, WR, GB
34 Westbrook Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
35 Di Fino Roddy White, WR, ATL
36 Madden Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
Round 4
Pick Owner Player
37 Madden A.J. Green, WR, CIN
38 Di Fino Shonn Greene, RB, NYJ
39 Westbrook DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
40 Questel Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
41 Brodsky Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
42 Stover Wes Welker, WR, NE
43 Richard Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
44 Aizer Percy Harvin, WR, MIN
45 Eisenberg Steve Smith, WR, CAR
46 Freedman Marques Colston, WR, NO
47 Tobin Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
48 Zegura Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
Round 5
Pick Owner Player
49 Zegura Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
50 Tobin Brandon Lloyd, WR, NE
51 Freedman Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
52 Eisenberg Aaron Hernandez, TE, NE
53 Aizer Donald Brown, RB, IND
54 Richard Willis McGahee, RB, DEN
55 Stover Antonio Gates, TE, SD
56 Brodsky Reggie Bush, RB, MIA
57 Questel Vernon Davis, TE, SF
58 Westbrook Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
59 Di Fino Michael Vick, QB, PHI
60 Madden Peyton Hillis, RB, KC
Round 6
Pick Owner Player
61 Madden Rashad Jennings, RB, JAC
62 Di Fino Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
63 Westbrook Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
64 Questel Tony Romo, QB, DAL
65 Brodsky Eric Decker, WR, DEN
66 Stover Mike Wallace, WR, PIT
67 Richard Eli Manning, QB, NYG
68 Aizer Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
69 Eisenberg Cedric Benson, RB, GB
70 Freedman Kevin Smith, RB, DET
71 Tobin Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
72 Zegura Philip Rivers, QB, SD
Round 7
Pick Owner Player
73 Zegura Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
74 Tobin Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
75 Freedman Miles Austin, WR, DAL
76 Eisenberg DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
77 Aizer Isaac Redman, RB, PIT
78 Richard Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
79 Stover Titus Young, WR, DET
80 Brodsky Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
81 Questel Ryan Williams, RB, ARI
82 Westbrook Fred Davis, TE, WAS
83 Di Fino Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
84 Madden Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
Round 8
Pick Owner Player
85 Madden Toby Gerhart, RB, MIN
86 Di Fino Beanie Wells, RB, ARI
87 Westbrook 49ers DST
88 Questel Michael Bush, RB, CHI
89 Brodsky Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
90 Stover Mark Ingram, RB, NO
91 Richard David Wilson, RB, NYG
92 Aizer Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET
93 Eisenberg Robert Meachem, WR, SD
94 Freedman C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
95 Tobin Ben Tate, RB, HOU
96 Zegura Nate Washington, WR, TEN
Round 9
Pick Owner Player
97 Zegura Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
98 Tobin Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
99 Freedman Anquan Boldin, WR, BAL
100 Eisenberg Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
101 Aizer Lance Moore, WR, NO
102 Richard Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, OAK
103 Stover Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
104 Brodsky Malcom Floyd, WR, SD
105 Questel Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ
106 Westbrook Jermaine Gresham, TE, CIN
107 Di Fino Jason Witten, TE, DAL
108 Madden Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
Round 10
Pick Owner Player
109 Madden Evan Royster, RB, WAS
110 Di Fino Greg Little, WR, CLE
111 Westbrook Matt Schaub, QB, HOU
112 Questel Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
113 Brodsky Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR
114 Stover Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
115 Richard Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
116 Aizer Roy Helu, RB, WAS
117 Eisenberg Andrew Luck, QB, IND
118 Freedman LeGarrette Blount, RB, TB
119 Tobin Jacob Tamme, TE, DEN
120 Zegura Robert Turbin, RB, SEA
Round 11
Pick Owner Player
121 Zegura Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
122 Tobin Rashard Mendenhall, RB, PIT
123 Freedman Michael Crabtree, WR, SF
124 Eisenberg Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
125 Aizer Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
126 Richard Shane Vereen, RB, NE
127 Stover Randy Moss, WR, SF
128 Brodsky Sidney Rice, WR, SEA
129 Questel Felix Jones, RB, DAL
130 Westbrook Tim Hightower, RB, WAS
131 Di Fino Jon Baldwin, WR, KC
132 Madden Ronnie Brown, RB, SD
Round 12
Pick Owner Player
133 Madden Randall Cobb, WR, GB
134 Di Fino Braylon Edwards, WR, SEA
135 Westbrook Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
136 Questel Laurent Robinson, WR, JAC
137 Brodsky Joe Flacco, QB, BAL
138 Stover Eagles DST
139 Richard Texans DST
140 Aizer Josh Freeman, QB, TB
141 Eisenberg Taiwan Jones, RB, OAK
142 Freedman Jake Locker, QB, TEN
143 Tobin Brian Quick, WR, STL
144 Zegura Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
Round 13
Pick Owner Player
145 Zegura David Akers, K, SF
146 Tobin Giants DST
147 Freedman Bears DST
148 Eisenberg Packers DST
149 Aizer Jets DST
150 Richard Montario Hardesty, RB, CLE
151 Stover Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
152 Brodsky Ravens DST
153 Questel Steelers DST
154 Westbrook Mason Crosby, K, GB
155 Di Fino Bills DST
156 Madden Patriots DST
Round 14
Pick Owner Player
157 Madden Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
158 Di Fino Matt Prater, K, DEN
159 Westbrook Jared Cook, TE, TEN
160 Questel Alex Henery, K, PHI
161 Brodsky Nate Kaeding, K, SD
162 Stover Santana Moss, WR, WAS
163 Richard Jason Hanson, K, DET
164 Aizer Garrett Hartley, K, NO
165 Eisenberg Dan Bailey, K, DAL
166 Freedman Shayne Graham, K, HOU
167 Tobin Matt Bryant, K, ATL
168 Zegura Seahawks DST
 
Team by Team
Adam Aizer
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
2.8 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
3.5 Darren Sproles, RB, NO
4.8 Percy Harvin, WR, MIN
5.5 Donald Brown, RB, IND
6.8 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
7.5 Isaac Redman, RB, PIT
8.8 Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET
9.5 Lance Moore, WR, NO
10.8 Roy Helu, RB, WAS
11.5 Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
12.8 Josh Freeman, QB, TB
13.5 Jets DST
14.8 Garrett Hartley, K, NO
MattBrodsky
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Tom Brady, QB, NE
2.5 Steven Jackson, RB, STL
3.8 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
4.5 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
5.8 Reggie Bush, RB, MIA
6.5 Eric Decker, WR, DEN
7.8 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
8.5 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
9.8 Malcom Floyd, WR, SD
10.5 Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR
11.8 Sidney Rice, WR, SEA
12.5 Joe Flacco, QB, BAL
13.8 Ravens DST
14.5 Nate Kaeding, K, SD
Nando Di Fino
Rd.Pk Player
1.11 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
2.2 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
3.11 Roddy White, WR, ATL
4.2 Shonn Greene, RB, NYJ
5.11 Michael Vick, QB, PHI
6.2 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
7.11 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
8.2 Beanie Wells, RB, ARI
9.11 Jason Witten, TE, DAL
10.2 Greg Little, WR, CLE
11.11 Jon Baldwin, WR, KC
12.2 Braylon Edwards, WR, SEA
13.11 Bills DST
14.2 Matt Prater, K, DEN
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
2.9 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, NYG
3.4 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
4.9 Steve Smith, WR, CAR
5.4 Aaron Hernandez, TE, NE
6.9 Cedric Benson, RB, GB
7.4 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
8.9 Robert Meachem, WR, SD
9.4 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
10.9 Andrew Luck, QB, IND
11.4 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
12.9 Taiwan Jones, RB, OAK
13.4 Packers DST
14.9 Dan Bailey, K, DAL
Mike Freedman
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
2.10 Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
3.3 Michael Turner, RB, ATL
4.10 Marques Colston, WR, NO
5.3 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
6.10 Kevin Smith, RB, DET
7.3 Miles Austin, WR, DAL
8.10 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
9.3 Anquan Boldin, WR, BAL
10.10 LeGarrette Blount, RB, TB
11.3 Michael Crabtree, WR, SF
12.10 Jake Locker, QB, TEN
13.3 Bears DST
14.10 Shayne Graham, K, HOU
Peter Madden
Rd.Pk Player
1.12 Julio Jones, WR, ATL
2.1 Cam Newton, QB, CAR
3.12 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
4.1 A.J. Green, WR, CIN
5.12 Peyton Hillis, RB, KC
6.1 Rashad Jennings, RB, JAC
7.12 Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
8.1 Toby Gerhart, RB, MIN
9.12 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
10.1 Evan Royster, RB, WAS
11.12 Ronnie Brown, RB, SD
12.1 Randall Cobb, WR, GB
13.12 Patriots DST
14.1 Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
James Questel
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
2.4 Matt Forte, RB, CHI
3.9 Greg Jennings, WR, GB
4.4 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
5.9 Vernon Davis, TE, SF
6.4 Tony Romo, QB, DAL
7.9 Ryan Williams, RB, ARI
8.4 Michael Bush, RB, CHI
9.9 Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ
10.4 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
11.9 Felix Jones, RB, DAL
12.4 Laurent Robinson, WR, JAC
13.9 Steelers DST
14.4 Alex Henery, K, PHI
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
2.7 Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
3.6 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
4.7 Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
5.6 Willis McGahee, RB, DEN
6.7 Eli Manning, QB, NYG
7.6 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
8.7 David Wilson, RB, NYG
9.6 Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, OAK
10.7 Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
11.6 Shane Vereen, RB, NE
12.7 Texans DST
13.6 Montario Hardesty, RB, CLE
14.7 Jason Hanson, K, DET
Brent Stover
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Drew Brees, QB, NO
2.6 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
3.7 Frank Gore, RB, SF
4.6 Wes Welker, WR, NE
5.7 Antonio Gates, TE, SD
6.6 Mike Wallace, WR, PIT
7.7 Titus Young, WR, DET
8.6 Mark Ingram, RB, NO
9.7 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
10.6 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
11.7 Randy Moss, WR, SF
12.6 Eagles DST
13.7 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
14.6 Santana Moss, WR, WAS
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 Ray Rice, RB, BAL
2.11 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
3.2 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
4.11 Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
5.2 Brandon Lloyd, WR, NE
6.11 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
7.2 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
8.11 Ben Tate, RB, HOU
9.2 Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
10.11 Jacob Tamme, TE, DEN
11.2 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, PIT
12.11 Brian Quick, WR, STL
13.2 Giants DST
14.11 Matt Bryant, K, ATL
Brian Westbrook
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
2.3 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
3.10 Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
4.3 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
5.10 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
6.3 Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
7.10 Fred Davis, TE, WAS
8.3 49ers DST
9.10 Jermaine Gresham, TE, CIN
10.3 Matt Schaub, QB, HOU
11.10 Tim Hightower, RB, WAS
12.3 Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
13.10 Mason Crosby, K, GB
14.3 Jared Cook, TE, TEN
Nathan Zegura
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Arian Foster, RB, HOU
2.12 Doug Martin, RB, TB
3.1 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
4.12 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
5.1 Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
6.12 Philip Rivers, QB, SD
7.1 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
8.12 Nate Washington, WR, TEN
9.1 Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
10.12 Robert Turbin, RB, SEA
11.1 Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
12.12 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
13.1 David Akers, K, SF
14.12 Seahawks DST
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