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10-Team Mock Draft

Friday, August 20, 2010




Round Five

41. Antonio Gates, TE, SD - Hardcore Sports Radio
42. LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI - National Football Post
43. Sidney Rice, WR, MIN - NFL Gridiron Gab
44. Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR - Just a Bit Outside
45. Joseph Addai, RB, IND - CBS Sports
46. Jahvid Best, RB, DET - Yahoo!
47. Steve Smith, WR, CAR - ESPN
48. Chad Ochocinco, WR, CIN - Rotoworld
49. Michael Crabtree, WR, SF - Sports Illustrated
50. Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC - Fantasy Sharks

Notes: My most regrettable pick in the draft. I entered the round crossing my fingers for Smith, with Stewart and Best as fallback flex options. After the two backs went off the board, it looked like Smith was all mine -- until the World Wide Thiever snatched him out of my hands at the last minute. I went the safe route with Ocho even if Carson Palmer gives me the willies. ... Addai and McCoy are two more backs I would steer clear of in a non-PPR league. ... In a minor upset, Steve Smith North went off the board before Steve Smith South.

Round Six

51. Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG - Fantasy Sharks
52. Jay Cutler, QB, CHI - Sports Illustrated
53. Jermichael Finley, TE, GB - Rotoworld
54. Brett Favre, QB, MIN - ESPN
55. Philip Rivers, QB, SD - Yahoo!
56. Ronnie Brown, RB, MIA - CBS Sports
57. Jason Witten, TE, DAL - Just a Bit Outside
58. Hines Ward, WR, PIT - NFL Gridiron Gab
59. Mike Sims-Walker, WR, JAX - National Football Post
60. Brandon Jacobs, RB, NYG - Hardcore Sports Radio

Notes: Back on track. With Crabtree, Bowe, and Nicks gone, I see a sizable gap before the next receiver on my list. The best player available is my tight end of choice this year, Finley. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see him atop the fantasy rankings at season's end. ... Rivers fell behind Cutler and Favre in this draft as the ninth QB. ... Despite the recent Ahmad Bradshaw love in Giants camp, Jacobs still went off the board two rounds higher.

Round Seven

61. Pierre Garcon, WR, IND - Hardcore Sports Radio
62. Marion Barber, RB, DAL - National Football Post
63. Vernon Davis, TE, SF - NFL Gridiron Gab
64. Percy Harvin, WR, MIN - Just a Bit Outside
65. Justin Forsett, RB, SEA - CBS Sports
66. Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI - Yahoo!'
67. Clinton Portis, RB, WAS - ESPN
68. Johnny Knox, WR, CHI - Rotoworld
69. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, WR, SEA - Sports Illustrated
70. Braylon Edwards, WR, NYJ - Fantasy Sharks

Notes: It's now time to address my third receiver, and I love where I'm sitting as I target Johnny Knox, Mike Wallace, Santana Moss, and Dez Bryant -- all in the mid-20s on my cheatsheet. I pounced on Knox, Rotoworld's favorite breakout receiver. ... Barber, the Cowboys' starter, is offering good value three rounds after Felix Jones. ... I'd advise staying away from committee backs Forsett and Portis if this is the going rate.

See Johnny Knox's projection and rank in our online draft guide.

Round Eight

71. Devin Hester, WR, CHI - Fantasy Sharks
72. Brent Celek, TE, PHI - Sports Illustrated
73. C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF - Rotoworld
74. Vincent Jackson, WR, SD - ESPN
75. Michael Bush, RB, OAK - Yahoo!
76. Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL - CBS Sports
77. Donald Brown, RB, IND - Just a Bit Outside
78. Robert Meachem, WR, NO - NFL Gridiron Gab
79. Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, NYG - National Football Post
80. Jerome Harrison, RB, CLE - Hardcore Sports Radio

Notes: With my three top receiver targets still available, I can afford an upside "swing for the fences" pick on Spiller as my third back. ... V-Jax went off the board one round ahead of Malcom Floyd. I think you'll see that reversed in the coming weeks. ... Bradshaw looks like a nice bargain here with Jacobs long gone. ... Harrison is drafted as the presumed starter in Cleveland; even if he does hold off Montario Hardesty, I'm not sure that's going to last into October.


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Chris Wesseling is a senior football editor and Dynasty league analyst for Rotoworld.com. The 2011 NFL season marks his fifth year with Rotoworld and his third year contributing to NBCSports.com. He can be found on Twitter @ChrisWesseling.
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