Chris Wesseling

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Dynasty Startup Mock: Part I

Monday, July 2, 2012

Round Five

49. Mora's Playoff Pipe Dreams - C.J. Spiller, RB, Bills, 25.0
50. Denny Green's Arse Crowners - Wes Welker, WR, Patriots, 31.3
51. Mini Ditka - Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys, 32.4
52. Tuna's Big Cigars & Motorcars - Darren Sproles, RB, Saints, 29.2
53. Vermeil's Crocodile Tears - Steve Smith, WR, Panthers, 33.3
54. Shula's Champagne Poppers - Brandon Lloyd, WR, Patriots, 31.2
55. Jenkins' Semi-Tough Sumbitches - Beanie Wells, RB, Cardinals, 24.1
56. Plimpton's Paper Lions - Justin Blackmon, WR, Jaguars, 22.6
57. Exley's Self-Loathing Anti-Heroes - Jermichael Finley, TE, Packers, 25.4
58. Cosell's Cocksure Carnival Barkers - Vernon Davis, TE, 49ers, 28.6
59. Blount's Three Bricks Shy - DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles, 25.8
60. Gent's Depraved Boozers - David Wilson, RB, Giants, 21.2


Spiller averaged 100+ scrimmage yards and 5.00+ YPC in a six-game trial run as Buffalo's feature back down the stretch. ... Welker's age and lack of a long-term contract are concerns. ... Even in standard-scoring leagues, Sproles' presence in the passing game lends him solid RB2 value for the next few seasons. ... Smith and Lloyd both have the look of top-10 receivers for the next two seasons. ... Taking a cue from Billy Clyde Puckett himself, Jenkins' roster is filling up with talented backs coming off knee operations. ... Finley gets the slight edge on Davis due to age differential. I'd take Davis in redraft formats. ... DeSean is one Dynasty's most undervalued assets coming off a disappointing 2011 seasons. 


Round Six

61. Gent's Depraved Boozers - Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Giants, 26.5
62. Blount's Three Bricks Shy - Vincent Jackson, WR, Buccaneers, 29.6
63. Cosell's Cocksure Carnival Barkers - Stevie Johnson, WR, Bills, 26.1
64. Exley's Self-Loathing Anti-Heroes - Mark Ingram, RB, Saints, 22.7
65. Plimpton's Paper Lions - Marques Colston, WR, Saints, 29.2
66. Jenkins' Semi-Tough Sumbitches - Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers, 30.5
67. Shula's Champagne Poppers - Kendall Wright, WR, Titans, 22.8
68. Vermeil's Crocodile Tears - Ben Tate, RB, Texans, 24.0
69. Tuna's Big Cigars & Motorcars - Torrey Smith, WR, Ravens, 23.6
70. Mini Ditka - Denarius Moore, WR, Raiders, 23.7
71. Denny Green's Arse Crowners - Randall Cobb, WR, Packers, 23.7
72. Mora's Playoff Pipe Dreams - Brian Quick, WR, Rams, 23.2


Gent pairs the rookie Wilson with the veteran Bradshaw to corner the market on the Giants backfield. ... V-Jax, Stevie, and Colston are the last of the proven WR2s still in their primes. ... Yet to turn 23, Ingram is a prime post-hype pick. ... Big Ben goes to Jenkins as injury insurance for Vick. ... Vermeil reaches a round or two early to ensure Tate as Arian Foster's handcuff. ... Tuna continues to collect young homerun hitters, adding Torrey Smith to Mike Wallace and Demaryius Thomas. ... Denny Green jumps on breakout candidate Cobb, a Percy Harvin clone. ... I'm taking both Wright and Quick over who Michael Floyd, is blocked from fantasy stardom by target hog Larry Fitzgerald.

Round Seven

73. Mora's Playoff Pipe Dreams - Fred Davis, TE, Redskins, 26.6

74. Denny Green's Arse Crowners - Eric Decker, WR, Broncos, 25.5

75. Mini Ditka - Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers, 32.2
76. Tuna's Big Cigars & Motorcars - Jahvid Best, RB, Lions, 23.6
77. Vermeil's Crocodile Tears - Roy Helu, RB, Redskins, 23.7
78. Shula's Champagne Poppers - Santonio Holmes, WR, Jets, 28.5
79. Jenkins' Semi-Tough Sumbitches - Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers, 24.1
80. Plimpton's Paper Lions - Steven Jackson, RB, Rams, 29.1
81. Exley's Self-Loathing Anti-Heroes - Sidney Rice, WR, Seahawks, 26.0
82. Cosell's Cocksure Carnival Barkers - Fred Jackson, RB, Bills, 31.5
83. Blount's Three Bricks Shy - Reggie Bush, RB, Dolphins, 27.5
84. Gent's Depraved Boozers - Pierre Garcon, WR, Redskins, 26.1


Mora chooses Davis' youth over Gates' immediate impact. ... The Decker pick allows Denny Green to bring Cobb along slowly if necessary. ...  Best is a true wildcard. If he stays concussion-free, Tuna has a dynamite flex option to go with Chris Johnson and Darren Sproles. ... Holmes was going off the board 2-3 rounds earlier at this time a year ago. He's still the same player. ... I need to see Antonio Brown produce versus double coverage before drafting him as a top-25 Dynasty receiver. ... S-Jax, F-Jax, and Bush may only have one more year as every-week fantasy starters. ... Rice is one of the league's few legit go-to receivers; he just can't stay healthy.  


Round Eight

85. Gent's Depraved Boozers - Michael Crabtree, WR, 49ers, 25.0
86. Blount's Three Bricks Shy - Sam Bradford, QB, Rams, 24.8
87. Cosell's Cocksure Carnival Barkers - Michael Floyd, WR, Cardinals, 22.8
88. Exley's Self-Loathing Anti-Heroes - DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers, 29.4
89. Plimpton's Paper Lions - Isaiah Pead, RB, Rams, 22.7
90. Jenkins' Semi-Tough Sumbitches - Jason Witten, TE, Cowboys, 30.3
91. Shula's Champagne Poppers - Peyton Manning, QB, Broncos, 36.4
92. Vermeil's Crocodile Tears - Robert Meachem, WR, Chargers, 27.9
93. Tuna's Big Cigars & Motorcars - Coby Fleener, TE, Colts, 23.9
94. Mini Ditka - Jake Locker, QB, Titans, 24.2
95. Denny Green's Arse Crowners - Stevan Ridley, RB, Patriots, 23.6
96. Mora's Playoff Pipe Dreams - Donald Brown, RB, Colts, 25.4


Gent settles for Garcon and Crabtree as his second and third receivers after addressing running back and tight end early. ... Bradford gives Blount a talent young insurance policy in case 2011 goes down as Eli's career year. ... DeAngelo's advancing age and limited role leave him available as a Stewart handcuff for Exley. ... Plimpton jumps all over Pead to ensure S-Jax's successor. ... Jenkins grabs Witten as the last of the no-brainer weekly starters at tight end. ... Shula can start Manning in 2012 while breaking in Griffin. ... Meachem adds a touch of youth in Vermeil's aging receiver corps. ... With Romo's mid-thirties on the horizon, Ditka selects Locker as an upside combo threat in a talented young offense. ... Brown could be in for a career-year as the Colts' lead back.


Round Nine

97. Mora's Playoff Pipe Dreams - Josh Freeman, QB, Buccaneers, 24.6
98. Denny Green's Arse Crowners - Shane Vereen, RB, Patriots, 23.5
99. Mini Ditka - Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders, 25.4
100. Tuna's Big Cigars & Motorcars - Greg Little, WR, Browns, 23.3
101. Vermeil's Crocodile Tears - Kyle Rudolph, TE, Vikings, 22.8
102. Shula's Champagne Poppers - Michael Bush, RB, Bears, 28.2
103. Jenkins' Semi-Tough Sumbitches - James Starks, RB, Packers, 26.5
104. Plimpton's Paper Lions - Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Steelers, 25.2
105. Exley's Self-Loathing Anti-Heroes - Stephen Hill, WR, Jets, 21.4
106. Cosell's Cocksure Carnival Barkers - Ronnie Hillman, RB, Broncos, 21.0
107. Blount's Three Bricks Shy - Daniel Thomas, RB, Dolphins, 24.8
108. Gent's Depraved Boozers - Alshon Jeffery, WR, Bears, 22.5


Mora opts for Freeman as a young backup to Brady. ... Denny Green takes advantage of the turn, nabbing Vereen to go with Stevan Ridley. ... Ditka pairs Heyward-Bey with Denarius Moore to ensure the Raiders' top fantasy receiver. ... Tuna finally gets a young possession receiver in Little to go with his three deep threats. ... Shula reaches for Michael Bush as Forte's handcuff. ... Entering the summer as a potential three-down back in a high-scoring offense, Starks adds insurance for Jenkins' banged-up backs. ... Recovering from an ACL injury in a contract year, Mendenhall no longer offers long-term stability. ... Hill offers measureables comparable to Demaryius Thomas. Let's see if that translates to the field in the NFL.

Round Ten

109. Gent's Depraved Boozers - Jay Cutler, QB, Bears, 29.3
110. Blount's Three Bricks Shy - Lamar Miller, RB, Dolphins, 21.4
111. Cosell's Cocksure Carnival Barkers - Willis McGahee, RB, Broncos, 30.9
112. Exley's Self-Loathing Anti-Heroes - Shonn Greene, RB, Jets, 27.0
113. Plimpton's Paper Lions - Titus Young, WR, Lions, 23.0
114. Jenkins' Semi-Tough Sumbitches - Ryan Williams, RB, Cardinals, 22.4
115. Shula's Champagne Poppers - Jared Cook, TE, Titans, 25.4
116. Vermeil's Crocodile Tears - Michael Turner, RB, Falcons, 30.5
117. Tuna's Big Cigars & Motorcars - Mikel Leshoure, RB, Lions, 22.4
118. Mini Ditka - Frank Gore, RB, 49ers, 29.3
119. Denny Green's Arse Crowners - Jermaine Gresham, TE, Bengals, 24.2
120. Mora's Playoff Pipe Dreams - Austin Collie, WR, Colts, 26.8


Gent grabs a quality backup in Cutler behind his aging quarterback. ... Blount grabs both Thomas and Miller at the turn, locking up Miami's top three tailbacks. ... Cosell is able to bag both Hillman and McGahee in Denver. ... Exley grabs a mediocre talent in Greene, targeting 2012 volume in case Stewart and Ingram are mired in flexville again. ... Williams and Leshoure offer insurance for Wells and Best respectively. ... Turner and Gore should have one more season of flex value. ... Collie looks like the last of the quality young WR3 options.

Round Eleven

121. Mora's Playoff Pipe Dreams -Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Lions, 27.5
122. Denny Green's Arse Crowners -Reggie Wayne, WR, Colts, 33.8
123. Mini Ditka - Mike Williams, WR, Buccaneers, 25.3
124. Tuna's Big Cigars & Motorcars -Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens, 27.6
125. Vermeil's Crocodile Tears - Brent Celek, TE, Eagles, 27.6
126. Shula's Champagne Poppers -Santana Moss, WR, Redskins, 33.3
127. Jenkins' Semi-Tough Sumbitches -Toby Gerhart, RB, Vikings, 25.4
128. Plimpton's Paper Lions -Felix Jones, RB, Cowboys, 25.3
129. Exley's Self-Loathing Anti-Heroes -Carson Palmer, QB, Raiders, 32.7
130. Cosell's Cocksure Carnival Barkers -Christian Ponder, QB, Vikings, 24.5
131. Blount's Three Bricks Shy - Leonard Hankerson, WR, Redskins, 24.3
132. Gent's Depraved Boozers -LeGarrette Blount, RB, Buccaneers, 25.7


Mora goes best player available with Pettigrew. ... Vermeil snags Celek in case Rudolph needs another year to marinate before reaching TE1 territory. ... Wayne and Moss should have at least one more season of WR3/flex value. ... Gerhart, Jones, and Blount are handcuff picks. ... Palmer should have high-end QB2 value this season in case Ryan hits an extended slump. ... Cosell jumps on Ponders as a talented young signal-caller to pair with Rivers. ... Hankerson has a chance to emerge as RGIII's long-term No. 1 receiver.


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