Silva's Latest Top 150Monday, August 27, 2012
109. Brandon LaFell (ADP: Late 10th round) -- LaFell and Legedu Naanee rotated as Carolina's No. 2 receiver in 2011, combining for a final stat line of 80/1,080/4. LaFell now has the job all to himself. While LaFell is unlikely to repeat those statistics on his own, he does offer intriguing breakout appeal in the Panthers' aggressive, vertical offense. He's an ideal WR4 pick.
110. Austin Collie (ADP: Mid 12th round) -- Collie's latest concussion understandably sent his ADP back down the drain just as he was beginning to look like the best receiver value going in drafts. There are no guarantees for a player concussed four times in a 21-month span, but I still like Collie's upside at the price of a WR5. I think he can lead Indy in catches and yards if he gains medical clearance. To date, there are no indications that Collie will be shut down.
111. Kendall Hunter (ADP: Late 11th round)
112. Isaiah Pead (ADP: Mid 13th round)
113. Malcom Floyd (ADP: Mid 8th round)
114. Carson Palmer (ADP: Mid 11th round)
115. Jacob Tamme (ADP: Early 8th round)
116. Nate Washington (ADP: Early 9th round)
117. Greg Olsen (ADP: Mid 11th round)
118. Randall Cobb (ADP: Late 10th round)
119. Tony Gonzalez (ADP: Late 9th round)
120. Anquan Boldin (ADP: Late 8th round)
121. Joe Flacco (ADP: Early 11th round) -- Flacco is capable of a breakout season if arch-conservative playcaller Cam Cameron continues his use of the no-huddle offense when the real games start. In Atlanta last year, we saw coach Mike Smith put brakes on the Falcons' intent to use the no-huddle after a prolific preseason. Smith has relented this year, but will Cameron?
122. Sidney Rice (ADP: Mid 11th round)
123. Russell Wilson (ADP: Late 13th round -- I caught Wilson's start against Kansas City on review Sunday and have now watched all his August snaps. He plays with controlled urgency, doing everything on the football field fast and keeping defenses off balance with devastating play fakes on top of dangerous athleticism. Wilson is an accurate thrower, largely unbothered by pressure. I believe he'll be a quality rookie starter who's even better in fantasy than real life.
124. Lance Moore (ADP: Early 10th round)
125. Isaac Redman (ADP: Late 7th round)
126. LeGarrette Blount (ADP: Early 10th round)
127. Jared Cook (ADP: Mid 12th round)
128. Randy Moss (ADP: Late 9th round) -- Moss still has enough straight-line speed to threaten defenses vertically on occasion, but he's a poor fit for weak-armed Alex Smith in a run-heavy offense. News that Moss may only play 20-25 snaps per game, rotating with Mario Manningham, could lead to maddening inconsistency. I wouldn't want him on my fantasy roster.
129. Santonio Holmes (ADP: Mid 10th round)
130. Brandon Pettigrew (ADP: Mid 8th round)
131. Alex Green (ADP: Undrafted) -- An October ACL tear should make most leery of Green's chances at significant 2012 fantasy impact, but he's clearly bypassed James Starks and has a leg up on Cedric Benson from the standpoint that Green excels in the passing game. The Packers are a passing team. It's not crazy to think the lead back job can be Green's by midyear.
132. Mike Williams (ADP: Late 10th round) -- I'd feel a lot better about Williams if I felt better about the Buccaneers' passing game. Vincent Jackson should be able to get his stats, but Josh Freeman's struggles have continued while learning new OC Mike Sullivan's offense. The Bucs will be a run-heavy team featuring Doug Martin and V-Jax. Williams may be an afterthought.
133. Pierre Thomas (ADP: Late 11th round)
134. Bernard Scott (ADP: Undrafted)
135. Davone Bess (ADP: Undrafted)
136. Christian Ponder (ADP: Undrafted)
137. Ryan Fitzpatrick (ADP: Late 12th round)
138. Jermaine Gresham (ADP: Early 11th round)
139. Matt Schaub (ADP: Late 9th round) -- Don't let the hot preseason trick you. While it's good news for the value of Andre Johnson, Schaub's fantasy ceiling is severely limited by the Texans' run-heavy ways. You want no part of him as a fantasy starter, and there are better QB2s.
140. Alshon Jeffery (ADP: Mid 11th round)
141. Braylon Edwards (ADP: Undrafted)
142. Danny Amendola (ADP: Late 9th round)
143. Josh Freeman (ADP: Early 12th round)
144. Lamar Miller (ADP: Undrafted)
133. Felix Jones (ADP: Mid 13th round) -- Jones secured his roster spot with a solid showing in the third preseason game (eight touches, 57 yards), but he's been all but deleted from the first-team offense. He's a dicey handcuff for entrenched every-down back DeMarco Murray.
145. Vick Ballard (ADP: Undrafted)
147. Robert Turbin (ADP: Mid 13th round)
148. Owen Daniels (ADP: Early 13th round)
149. Emmanuel Sanders (ADP: Early 14th round) -- Sanders would have been a lot more intriguing had Mike Wallace held out into the regular season. With Wallace caving, Sanders will return to the slot in Todd Haley's offense, operating as a part-time player. He's still a worthy WR5 who could ascend to every-week WR3 production if Wallace or Antonio Brown were to get injured.
150. Mikel Leshoure (ADP: Mid 10th round)
Left out of Top 150: Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman, Patriots RB Shane Vereen, Rams WRs Brian Quick and Steve Smith, Colts TE Coby Fleener, Steelers RBs Rashard Mendenhall and Jonathan Dwyer, Bengals QB Andy Dalton, Jaguars WR Laurent Robinson, Packers RB James Starks, Redskins WRs Leonard Hankerson and Santana Moss, Jets TE Dustin Keller, Raiders RBs Mike Goodson and Taiwan Jones, Vikings WR Jerome Simpson, Ravens RB Bernard Pierce, Redskins RB Tim Hightower, Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin, Eagles TE Brent Celek, 49ers WR Mario Manningham, Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas, Chiefs WR Jon Baldwin, Browns TE Jordan Cameron, Colts WR LaVon Brazill, Dolphins WR Brian Hartline, Cardinals WR Michael Floyd.