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2013 Draft Prep: Latest 12-team draft

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For some dads, Fantasy Football is a way to connect with the NFL on a more personal, more fun level, a level beyond basic one-team fandom. For Nathan Hall and Stone Slade, two of the four men on A&E's Modern Dads , it's a release from the day-to-day chaos that comes with raising children.

We were fortunate enough to have Hall and Slade draft with us for our 12-team league just after the second round of preseason games. And while they're not full-time Fantasy analysts like the rest of the people in the league, they held their own against the regulars.

When the CBS folks get together and draft we throw our personal allegiances out the window and aim to build the best Fantasy roster we can. Obviously that's recommended for anyone who plays Fantasy -- you're going to root for your team no matter what -- but both Hall and Slade insisted on finding at least one player from their favorite squads to put on their Fantasy teams. Both did it without reaching, so who are we to say it's wrong? Ultimately Fantasy is about having fun (and not having to change a diaper), so maximizing it with a player or two from your favorite team shouldn't be criticized.

We rolled standard-style -- six points per touchdown, minus-two points per turnover, one point for every 25 yards passing/10 yards rushing/10 yards receiving and the basics for kickers and DSTs. Going 15 rounds we required a starting lineup of a quarterback, two rushers, two receivers, a tight end, a Flex (RB/WR/TE) a kicker and a DST.

The draft order is as follows:

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1. Michael Hurcomb, Fantasy Editor
2. Nathan Hall, A&E's Modern Dads
3. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
4. Larry Hartstein, Fantasy Writer
5. Scott White, Senior Fantasy Writer
6. Stone Slade, A&E's Modern Dads
7. Joe Polito, Social Media Coordinator, Fantasy Sports
8. Al Melchior, Senior Fantasy Writer
9. Nando Di Fino, Senior Fantasy Writer
10. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
11. Nathan Zegura, Senior Fantasy Writer
12. Will Brinson, NFL Writer

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Team Player
1 Hurcomb Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2 Hall Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
3 Eisenberg C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
4 Hartstein Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
5 White Doug Martin, RB, TB
6 Slade Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
7 Polito LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
8 Melchior Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
9 Di Fino Arian Foster, RB, HOU
10 Richard Ray Rice, RB, BAL
11 Zegura Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
12 Brinson Matt Forte, RB, CHI
Round 2
Pick Team Player
13 Brinson Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
14 Zegura Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
15 Richard Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
16 Di Fino Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
17 Melchior A.J. Green, WR, CIN
18 Polito Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
19 Slade Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
20 White Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
21 Hartstein Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
22 Eisenberg Reggie Bush, RB, DET
23 Hall Julio Jones, WR, ATL
24 Hurcomb DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
Round 3
Pick Team Player
25 Hurcomb Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
26 Hall David Wilson, RB, NYG
27 Eisenberg Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
28 Hartstein Drew Brees, QB, NO
29 White Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
30 Slade Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
31 Polito Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
32 Melchior Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
33 Di Fino Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
34 Richard Roddy White, WR, ATL
35 Zegura Randall Cobb, WR, GB
36 Brinson Frank Gore, RB, SF
Round 4
Pick Team Player
37 Brinson Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
38 Zegura Darren Sproles, RB, NO
39 Richard Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
40 Di Fino Marques Colston, WR, NO
41 Melchior Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
42 Polito Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
43 Slade Wes Welker, WR, DEN
44 White Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
45 Hartstein Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
46 Eisenberg Danny Amendola, WR, NE
47 Hall Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI
48 Hurcomb Shane Vereen, RB, NE
Round 5
Pick Team Player
49 Hurcomb Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
50 Hall Tom Brady, QB, NE
51 Eisenberg Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
52 Hartstein Eric Decker, WR, DEN
53 White Montee Ball, RB, DEN
54 Slade Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
55 Polito Jason Witten, TE, DAL
56 Melchior Cam Newton, QB, CAR
57 Di Fino Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
58 Richard Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
59 Zegura Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
60 Brinson Steve Smith, WR, CAR
Round 6
Pick Team Player
61 Brinson Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
62 Zegura Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
63 Richard Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
64 Di Fino Ben Tate, RB, HOU
65 Melchior Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
66 Polito James Jones, WR, GB
67 Slade Andre Brown, RB, NYG
68 White Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
69 Hartstein T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
70 Eisenberg Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
71 Hall Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
72 Hurcomb DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
Round 7
Pick Team Player
73 Hurcomb Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
74 Hall Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
75 Eisenberg Tony Romo, QB, DAL
76 Hartstein Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
77 White Andrew Luck, QB, IND
78 Slade Vernon Davis, TE, SF
79 Polito Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
80 Melchior Tavon Austin, WR, STL
81 Di Fino Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
82 Richard Mark Ingram, RB, NO
83 Zegura Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
84 Brinson DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
Round 8
Pick Team Player
85 Brinson Mike Williams, WR, TB
86 Zegura Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
87 Richard Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
88 Di Fino BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
89 Melchior Golden Tate, WR, SEA
90 Polito Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
91 Slade Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
92 White Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
93 Hartstein Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
94 Eisenberg Jared Cook, TE, STL
95 Hall Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
96 Hurcomb Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
Round 9
Pick Team Player
97 Hurcomb Vick Ballard, RB, IND
98 Hall DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
99 Eisenberg Chris Givens, WR, STL
100 Hartstein Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
101 White Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
102 Slade Miles Austin, WR, DAL
103 Polito Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
104 Melchior Zac Stacy, RB, STL
105 Di Fino Greg Jennings, WR, MIN
106 Richard Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
107 Zegura Lance Moore, WR, NO
108 Brinson Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
Round 10
Pick Team Player
109 Brinson Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
110 Zegura Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
111 Richard Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
112 Di Fino Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
113 Melchior Eli Manning, QB, NYG
114 Polito Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
115 Slade Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
116 White Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, NE
117 Hartstein Vincent Brown, WR, SD
118 Eisenberg Joique Bell, RB, DET
119 Hall Knile Davis, RB, KC
120 Hurcomb Michael Bush, RB, CHI
Round 11
Pick Team Player
121 Hurcomb Seahawks DST
122 Hall Antonio Gates, TE, SD
123 Eisenberg DuJuan Harris, RB, GB
124 Hartstein Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, IND
125 White Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE
126 Slade Christine Michael, RB, SEA
127 Polito Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
128 Melchior Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
129 Di Fino Brian Hartline, WR, MIA
130 Richard Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
131 Zegura Brandon Myers, TE, NYG
132 Brinson Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN
Round 12
Pick Team Player
133 Brinson Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
134 Zegura Aaron Dobson, WR, NE
135 Richard 49ers DST
136 Di Fino Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
137 Melchior Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
138 Polito Mike Gillislee, RB, MIA
139 Slade Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
140 White Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN
141 Hartstein Roy Helu, RB, WAS
142 Eisenberg Bengals DST
143 Hall Broncos DST
144 Hurcomb Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
Round 13
Pick Team Player
145 Hurcomb Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
146 Hall Justin Tucker, K, BAL
147 Eisenberg Carson Palmer, QB, ARI
148 Hartstein Ravens DST
149 White Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
150 Slade Bears DST
151 Polito Dolphins DST
152 Melchior Texans DST
153 Di Fino Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN
154 Richard Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
155 Zegura Patriots DST
156 Brinson Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN
Round 14
Pick Team Player
157 Brinson Cardinals DST
158 Zegura LeGarrette Blount, RB, NE
159 Richard Sam Bradford, QB, STL
160 Di Fino Steelers DST
161 Melchior Denard Robinson, RB, JAC
162 Polito Blair Walsh, K, MIN
163 Slade Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
164 White Rams DST
165 Hartstein Rod Streater, WR, OAK
166 Eisenberg LaRod Stephens-Howling, RB, PIT
167 Hall Stephen Hill, WR, NYJ
168 Hurcomb Robert Turbin, RB, SEA
Round 15
Pick Team Player
169 Hurcomb Phil Dawson, K, SF
170 Hall Lance Dunbar, RB, DAL
171 Eisenberg Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
172 Hartstein Matt Bryant, K, ATL
173 White Matt Prater, K, DEN
174 Slade Garrett Hartley, K, NO
175 Polito Dexter McCluster, WR, KC
176 Melchior Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
177 Di Fino Kai Forbath, K, WAS
178 Richard Greg Zuerlein, K, STL
179 Zegura Randy Bullock, K, HOU
180 Brinson Alex Henery, K, PHI
 
Team by Team
Will Brinson
Rd.Pk Player
1.12 Matt Forte, RB, CHI
2.1 Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
3.12 Frank Gore, RB, SF
4.1 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
5.12 Steve Smith, WR, CAR
6.1 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
7.12 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
8.1 Mike Williams, WR, TB
9.12 Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
10.1 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
11.12 Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN
12.1 Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
13.12 Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN
14.1 Cardinals DST
15.12 Alex Henery, K, PHI
Nando Di Fino
Rd.Pk
1.9 Arian Foster, RB, HOU
2.4 Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
3.9 Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
4.4 Marques Colston, WR, NO
5.9 Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
6.4 Ben Tate, RB, HOU
7.9 Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
8.4 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
9.9 Greg Jennings, WR, MIN
10.4 Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
11.9 Brian Hartline, WR, MIA
12.4 Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
13.9 Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN
14.4 Steelers DST
15.9 Kai Forbath, K, WAS
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk
1.3 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
2.10 Reggie Bush, RB, DET
3.3 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
4.10 Danny Amendola, WR, NE
5.3 Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
6.10 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
7.3 Tony Romo, QB, DAL
8.10 Jared Cook, TE, STL
9.3 Chris Givens, WR, STL
10.10 Joique Bell, RB, DET
11.3 DuJuan Harris, RB, GB
12.10 Bengals DST
13.3 Carson Palmer, QB, ARI
14.10 LaRod Stephens-Howling, RB, PIT
15.3 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
Nate Hall
Rd.Pk
1.2 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
2.11 Julio Jones, WR, ATL
3.2 David Wilson, RB, NYG
4.11 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI
5.2 Tom Brady, QB, NE
6.11 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
7.2 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
8.11 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
9.2 DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
10.11 Knile Davis, RB, KC
11.2 Antonio Gates, TE, SD
12.11 Broncos DST
13.2 Justin Tucker, K, BAL
14.11 Stephen Hill, WR, NYJ
15.2 Lance Dunbar, RB, DAL
Larry Hartstein
Rd.Pk
1.4 Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
2.9 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
3.4 Drew Brees, QB, NO
4.9 Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
5.4 Eric Decker, WR, DEN
6.9 T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
7.4 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
8.9 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
9.4 Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
10.9 Vincent Brown, WR, SD
11.4 Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, IND
12.9 Roy Helu, RB, WAS
13.4 Ravens DST
14.9 Rod Streater, WR, OAK
15.4 Matt Bryant, K, ATL
Michael Hurcomb
Rd.Pk
1.1 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2.12 DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
3.1 Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
4.12 Shane Vereen, RB, NE
5.1 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
6.12 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
7.1 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
8.12 Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
9.1 Vick Ballard, RB, IND
10.12 Michael Bush, RB, CHI
11.1 Seahawks DST
12.12 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
13.1 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
14.12 Robert Turbin, RB, SEA
15.1 Phil Dawson, K, SF
Al Melchior
Rd.Pk
1.8 Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
2.5 A.J. Green, WR, CIN
3.8 Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
4.5 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
5.8 Cam Newton, QB, CAR
6.5 Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
7.8 Tavon Austin, WR, STL
8.5 Golden Tate, WR, SEA
9.8 Zac Stacy, RB, STL
10.5 Eli Manning, QB, NYG
11.8 Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
12.5 Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
13.8 Texans DST
14.5 Denard Robinson, RB, JAC
15.8 Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
Joe Polito
Rd.Pk
1.7 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
2.6 Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
3.7 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
4.6 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
5.7 Jason Witten, TE, DAL
6.6 James Jones, WR, GB
7.7 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
8.6 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
9.7 Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
10.6 Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
11.7 Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
12.6 Mike Gillislee, RB, MIA
13.7 Dolphins DST
14.6 Blair Walsh, K, MIN
15.7 Dexter McCluster, WR, KC
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk
1.10 Ray Rice, RB, BAL
2.3 Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
3.10 Roddy White, WR, ATL
4.3 Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
5.10 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
6.3 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
7.10 Mark Ingram, RB, NO
8.3 Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
9.10 Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
10.3 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
11.10 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
12.3 49ers DST
13.10 Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
14.3 Sam Bradford, QB, STL
15.10 Greg Zuerlein, K, STL
Stone Slade
Rd.Pk
1.6 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
2.7 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
3.6 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
4.7 Wes Welker, WR, DEN
5.6 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
6.7 Andre Brown, RB, NYG
7.6 Vernon Davis, TE, SF
8.7 Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
9.6 Miles Austin, WR, DAL
10.7 Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
11.6 Christine Michael, RB, SEA
12.7 Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
13.6 Bears DST
14.7 Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
15.6 Garrett Hartley, K, NO
Scott White
Rd.Pk
1.5 Doug Martin, RB, TB
2.8 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
3.5 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
4.8 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
5.5 Montee Ball, RB, DEN
6.8 Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
7.5 Andrew Luck, QB, IND
8.8 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
9.5 Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
10.8 Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, NE
11.5 Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE
12.8 Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN
13.5 Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
14.8 Rams DST
15.5 Matt Prater, K, DEN
Nathan Zegura
Rd.Pk
1.11 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
2.2 Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
3.11 Randall Cobb, WR, GB
4.2 Darren Sproles, RB, NO
5.11 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
6.2 Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
7.11 Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
8.2 Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
9.11 Lance Moore, WR, NO
10.2 Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
11.11 Brandon Myers, TE, NYG
12.2 Aaron Dobson, WR, NE
13.11 Patriots DST
14.2 LeGarrette Blount, RB, NE
15.11 Randy Bullock, K, HOU

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