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Silva's Post-Camp Top 150

Wednesday, August 29, 2012



Tenth Round

109. Evan Royster (ADP: Late 11th round)

110. Robert Griffin III (ADP: Early 9th round)

111. 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.

112. Kendall Hunter (ADP: Late 11th round) -- Hunter has three-down tools and is second in line for work behind a fading starter in a run-first offense. If Gore goes down, Hunter is a fantasy starter, and I think he has a chance to emerge as one by midyear even without the assistance of an injury.

113. Joe Flacco (ADP: Late 10th 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?

114. Malcom Floyd (ADP: Mid 8th round)

115. Jacob Tamme (ADP: Late 8th round)

116. Nate Washington (ADP: Early 9th round)

117. Greg Olsen (ADP: Mid 11th round)

118. Randall Cobb (ADP: Early 11th round)

119. Tony Gonzalez (ADP: Mid 9th round)

120. Anquan Boldin (ADP: Late 8th round)

Eleventh Round

121. Russell Wilson (ADP: Late 12th 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.

122. Robert Turbin (ADP: Mid 13th round) -- A steady rise. While Turbin's Utah State tape wasn't overly impressive, he's proven a sound fit for OL coach Tom Cable's zone scheme and reeled off 93 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries (6.6 YPC) in Seattle's regular season tuneup versus Kansas City's first-team defense. Turbin started the game in place of Marshawn Lynch, who's missing time with back spasms. Turbin is shaping up as a high-upside late-round RB5.

123. Lance Moore (ADP: Late 9th round)

124. Jared Cook (ADP: Mid 12th round)

125. Randy Moss (ADP: Early 10th 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.

126. Santonio Holmes (ADP: Mid 10th round)

127. Brandon Pettigrew (ADP: Late 7th round) -- Pettigrew is highly regarded in some fantasy circles as a big-name former first-round NFL pick. But he's never finished better than 11th among tight ends in fantasy scoring and puts you at a major disadvantage as more than a TE2 in standard leagues. Inconsistent and lacking big-play ability, Pettigrew won't be on any of my teams.

128. 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.

129. Isaac Redman (ADP: Late 7th round)

130. Isaiah Pead (ADP: Early 13th round) -- Pead tumbled down my rankings after a poor preseason (25 carries, 2.0 YPC) followed by Jeff Fisher's announcement that he'd double up with seventh-rounder Daryl Washington in the event of a Steven Jackson injury. Pead has more talent than his August play suggests, but he's no longer a strong handcuff and will have little to no early-season offensive role. Pead has looked much better on kick returns than in the Rams' backfield.

131. Mike Williams (ADP: Early 11th 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.

132. Matt Schaub (ADP: Late 9th round) -- Don't let his 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.

Twelfth Round

133. Carson Palmer (ADP: Early 12th round)

134. LeGarrette Blount (ADP: Late 10th round)

135. Pierre Thomas (ADP: Late 11th round)

136. Bernard Scott (ADP: Undrafted)

137. Davone Bess (ADP: Undrafted)

138. Christian Ponder (ADP: Undrafted)

139. Ryan Fitzpatrick (ADP: Late 12th round)

140. Jermaine Gresham (ADP: Early 11th round)

141. Alshon Jeffery (ADP: Mid 11th round)

142. Braylon Edwards (ADP: Undrafted)

143. Danny Amendola (ADP: Late 9th round)

144. Lamar Miller (ADP: Undrafted)

Thirteenth Round

145. Felix Jones (ADP: Early 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.

146. Vick Ballard (ADP: Undrafted)

147. Josh Freeman (ADP: Early 12th round) -- Freeman was awful last season and has been worse in August. I still think he can be a franchise quarterback after a full season or two in Mike Sullivan's offense, but I wanted to see signs of improvement to endorse him as a QB2 for 2012. Greg Schiano's run-first offense pops Freeman's balloon.

148. Owen Daniels (ADP: Late 13th round) -- If you're into drafting TE2s -- and plenty of savvy owners are not -- look elsewhere. Daniels is going to lose targets this season to summer star Garrett Graham, and Houston's run-first offense puts a low ceiling on his fantasy appeal.

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) -- He'll have to do better than five preseason carries for one yard to convince me he's worth a fantasy pick coming off a torn Achilles' tendon. I don't think there's any way Leshoure will earn more than 8-10 carries a game this season, and he doesn't play in the passing game. We can revisit Leshoure's fantasy outlook in 2013.

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.



Evan Silva is a senior football editor for Rotoworld.com. He can be found on Twitter .
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