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Silva's May Top 150

Friday, May 10, 2013



Fifth Round

49. Matt Ryan -- High floor. Top-8 QB three straight years.
50. Robert Griffin III -- Will rise if knee health cooperates.
51. Montee Ball -- Drafted to be Broncos' bellcow back.
52. Pierre Garcon -- Toe a concern, but RG3's go-to guy.

53. Maurice Jones-Drew -- Tons of wear on tires and coming off major injury.
54. Eddie Lacy -- Injury and workload concerns. But big-time TD upside.
55. Lamar Miller -- Explosive breakout candidate with just 51 career carries.
56. Le'Veon Bell -- Not explosive, but could lead all rookie RBs in touches.
57. Giovani Bernard -- Talented but finesse RB will start out as committee back.
58. Tony Gonzalez -- The ageless one has high floor in great Atlanta offense.
59. Jordy Nelson -- Bounce-back target is Green Bay's big-play receiver.
60. Steve Smith -- He's 34 years old now. Looks like a limited-ceiling WR2.

Sixth Round

61. Antonio Brown -- Sneaky threat for 100+ catches as clear-cut No. 1.
62. Danny Amendola -- Could be borderline WR1 as long as he's on field.
63. Hakeem Nicks -- Knee still a concern. Could not separate last year.
64. Eric Decker -- Won't score 13 TDs again; Welker signing doesn’t help.
65. Wes Welker -- Has less big-play ability than Thomas and Decker.
66. Jason Witten -- Going strong at 31, but never much of a TD scorer.
67. Vick Ballard -- Sub-average talent, but volume should buoy his value.
68. Darren Sproles -- Move Sproles up a round or two in PPR leagues.
69. Ryan Mathews -- Bad offensive line and won't play on passing downs.
70. Jonathan Stewart -- Strong flex target; not so much a confident RB2.
71. Torrey Smith -- Can take another leap forward as Ravens' clear No. 1.
72. T.Y. Hilton -- Maybe biggest breakout WR if Wayne takes step back.

Seventh Round

73. DeSean Jackson -- Expect D-Jax to be Chip Kelly's featured receiver.
74. Greg Jennings -- Big QB downgrade; could be sneaky target monster.
75. Vernon Davis -- 12/254/21.2/1 stat line in three postseason contests.
76. Dennis Pitta -- Not sexy, but savvy pick. Benefits from Boldin's exit.
77. Josh Gordon -- Vertical receiver fits coach Chudzinski's vertical offense.
78. James Jones -- No more Jennings. He's Rodgers' top red-zone receiver.
79. Tavon Austin -- Many mouths to feed, but should pace Rams in targets.
80. Mike Wallace -- Questionable scheme fit in Fins' West Coast offense.
81. Tony Romo -- Reminder of the depth at QB. Last year's No. 8 scorer.
82. Andrew Luck -- Counting stats will take a hit with Bruce Arians gone.
83. Shane Vereen -- Bigger threat to Ridley's carries than people think.
84. Isaiah Pead -- Top talent in Rams backfield despite silent rookie year.

Eighth Round

85. Bryce Brown -- Some standalone flex appeal in new run-based offense.
86. Mark Ingram -- Sean Payton promises to kickstart Saints run game.
87. Zac Stacy -- Could be anywhere from Week 1 starter to third string.
88. Danario Alexander -- His big 2012 finish is not necessarily predictive.
89. Kenny Britt -- Huge breakout candidate if he had better quarterback.
90. Daryl Richardson -- Least likely of Rams RBs to be feature runner.
91. Rashard Mendenhall -- Projected starter in crowded Cards backfield.
92. Ben Roethlisberger -- Quietly a top-5 fantasy QB before 2012 injuries.
93. Ben Tate -- Likely every-week RB1 if overworked Foster breaks down.
94. Martellus Bennett -- Love this value if you miss on the "elite" TE1s.
95. Kyle Rudolph -- Great red-zone target, but averaging 9.4 career YPR.
96. Greg Olsen -- Panthers still lack viable No. 2 wideout, helping Olsen.

Ninth Round

97. Jermichael Finley -- Often used as decoy; chronic fantasy underachiever.
98. Lance Moore -- Clear No. 2 wideout with Meachem and Henderson gone.
99. Cecil Shorts -- Really good young receiver. QB situation holds him back.
100. Mike Williams -- TD-dependent player hurts you when he doesn't score.
101. Sidney Rice -- Would do well to provide WR3 value with Harvin there.
102. Miles Austin -- Fading player. Clearly surpassed by Bryant as the No. 1.
103. Stevie Johnson -- No guarantees with Gailey gone. Arrow pointing down.
104. Jeremy Maclin -- Annual disappointment. Eagles will throw less in 2012.
105. Alshon Jeffery -- Should be primary vertical threat in Trestman's attack.
106. Denarius Moore -- Love his talent, but Flynn isn't a downfield passer.
107. Justin Blackmon -- Four-game suspension. Can be WR2/3 upon return.
108. Emmanuel Sanders -- Markus Wheaton could push him for starting job.


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