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Experts Mock Draft Results: TheHuddle.com


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2012 Experts Mock Draft (June)

Draft took place June 6, 2012 - June 25, 2012

Scoring System:
12 Fantasy Sites square off with PPR scoring
20 rounds
Starters of 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE, 1FLEX, 1K, and 1DEF

Franchises:

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Ovr Pick Franchise Selection Pos. Team Age Exp.
1 1.08 TheHuddle.com Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 30 8
You can make a reasonable case for several players here, but none are as reliable as Fitz. With barely competent QB play he's been a stud; expecting improvement from Kolb and/or Skelton--and even bigger numbers from Fitz as a result--isn't as far-fetched as asking McFadden to stay healthy or the Bears to suddenly pry open their wallet and pay Forte.
2 2.05 TheHuddle.com Rob Gronkowski TE NE 24 2
As Geddy Lee once said, "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice." The voices in my head couldn't come to a consensus on Gronk or Andre Johnson, so ADP cast the deciding vote. Gronk is one of two difference-makers at a mandatory position. He doesn't need to match last year's record numbers to still warrant a pick this high.
3 3.08 TheHuddle.com Mike Wallace WR MIA 27 3
I'm banking on the Steelers sticking to their word and not cutting Wallace's tender, though an angry Wallace playing for a paycheck wouldn't be a bad get either. He's at the top of the next tier of receivers; for me there wasn't as clear a leader at any of the other positions.
4 4.05 TheHuddle.com Ahmad Bradshaw RB IND 28 5
As enticing as some of the remaining receivers are, the backs are already thinned so going that direction is the prudent move. Bradshaw has churned out productive fantasy numbers as part of a backfield committee before, so adding a first-round pick to the mix isn't a concern.
5 5.08 TheHuddle.com Reggie Bush RB DET 29 6
There aren't a whole lot of playmakers on the football side of South Beach, so Bush should get plenty of work. He was the last of the RBs I was hoping would still be on the board when my turn came back around.
6 6.05 TheHuddle.com Eli Manning QB NYG 33 8
Decker and McGahee going off the board immediately prior to this pick make it much easier for me to fill my QB need, as those were the selections I had queued up. Instead I'll make Eli the first Manning off the board for the first time... well, ever.
7 7.08 TheHuddle.com Isaac Redman RB --- 29 3
As an RB3 I don't necessarily need Redman to hold off Rashard Mendenhall all year... but that possibility certainly adds upside to this pick.
8 8.05 TheHuddle.com DeAngelo Williams RB CAR 31 6
Just can't resist the siren song of such a talented back. The best ball format makes his inconsistent contributions easier to handle; this group's widely disparate opinions on wide receivers make it likely I can still find guys I like in the next few rounds.
9 9.08 TheHuddle.com Malcom Floyd WR SD 32 8
The plan was to wait on one of my favorite sleepers and see where the market value was set, but in need of a receiver I can't hold off on Floyd any longer. I fully expect him to outproduce Meachem... just like he's done each of the previous two seasons.
10 10.05 TheHuddle.com Anquan Boldin WR SF 33 9
If Joe Flacco is, as he claims, the best quarterback in the NFL than getting Boldin here is a steal. I'll settle for another season of triple-digit targets with steady contributions and a couple big weeks where the Ravens force-feed him the football.
11 11.08 TheHuddle.com Andy Dalton QB CIN 26 1
Was hoping Josh Freeman would slide, but apparently there's at least one other believer. Had Dalton as the next best QB, and with no Ced Benson and an actual offseason of work with his receivers he could be a nice helper.
12 12.05 TheHuddle.com Greg Olsen TE CAR 29 5
A couple of sleeper backs I had queued up (Pead, Rodgers) went off the board, and with Gronk's ankle at least somewhat iffy I'd better grab my tight end insurance now. Dustin Keller was an option but he share's a bye week with Gronk. With no Jeremy Shockey to split stats, Olsen has definite upside.
13 13.08 TheHuddle.com Rueben Randle WR NYG 22 R
Had a couple options here, but I like the combo of Randle's "floor" as the Giants WR3 and upside if Cruz falters or Nicks' foot injury lingers.
14 14.05 TheHuddle.com Green Bay Defense Def GB    
Can't really call it getting sniped in R14, but I did think Joe McKnight would still be available here. So I'll shift gears and go with the defense I project with the most fantasy points this season.
15 15.08 TheHuddle.com Alex Green RB NYJ 25 1
The Packers look to be standing pat with their current backfield, which leads me to believe they think Green will be healthy sooner rather than later--and that he'll be a contributor. Even if he's not ready for the start of training camp, or even kickoff weekend, a fresh back in an explosive offense is a nice add for the fantasy homestretch.
16 16.05 TheHuddle.com Jerome Simpson WR MIN 28 4
The obvious pick here would have been Owen Schmitt to make sure the entire Raiders backfield was covered, but after back-to-back Packers the past two rounds this lifelong Vikings fan needed to get the bad taste out of his mouth. Sure, Simpson will miss the first three games but he made big plays in limited opportunities in Cincy and will be the field-stretcher for a Vikings team that will likely need to go deep often.
17 17.08 TheHuddle.com Matt Bryant PK ATL 38 10
Indoor kicker on an explosive offense without training camp competition. It's that last bit that makes Bryant the pick here rather than waiting another round or two.
18 18.05 TheHuddle.com Atlanta Defense Def ATL    
This format requires a second defense, and if the Falcons' offense is as explosive as many think it will be their defense will be in position to generate sacks and turnovers--and, in turn, fantasy points.
19 19.08 TheHuddle.com Randy Bullock PK HOU 24 R
The only risk on betting on an undecided kicker battle is one week of numbers. The upside of Bullock winning the kicking job for a potent Houston offense makes it worth that risk.
20 20.05 TheHuddle.com David Nelson WR NYJ 27 2
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