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Silva's July Top 150

Saturday, July 06, 2013



Fifth Round

49. Montee Ball -- Late third-round ADP is too rich.
50. Le'Veon Bell -- Can be volume workhorse RB.
51. Eddie Lacy -- Highest TD ceiling of the rookies.
52. Steve Smith -- Due for TD regression; 4 in '12.
53. Mike Wallace -- Suspect scheme fit with Miami.
54. Matthew Stafford -- All but a shoo-in for bounce-back year. Read more here.
55. Tom Brady -- Losses knock him down a few pegs, but still a mid-range QB1.
56. Shane Vereen -- Will explode if he earns 7-12 carries + 4-6 catches a game.
57. Pierre Garcon -- I might put him in the third round if I knew he'd stay healthy.
58. Greg Jennings -- Will be heavily targeted at Harvin's old Z receiver position.
59. Giovani Bernard -- Talented enough to be the Martin to Green-Ellis' Blount.
60. Tony Gonzalez -- Top-five fantasy tight end in six of the past seven seasons.

Sixth Round

61. Vernon Davis -- Post-Crabtree, has shot to be Niners go-to guy in pass game.
62. Hakeem Nicks -- Great talent, but impossible to trust Nicks to stay healthy.
63. Ahmad Bradshaw -- I explain why Bradshaw will be Colts lead RB at this link.
64. Eric Decker -- Won't score like last year (No. 8 WR), but remains quality WR2.
65. Jason Witten -- Consistent, high-volume TE with annually low scoring ceiling.
66. Torrey Smith -- Can break out big if route tree diversifies; just not sure it will.
67. Wes Welker -- Overvalued at fourth-round ADP; usage will decline in Denver.
68. Andrew Luck -- My favorite mid-round QB target; efficiency will spike this year.
69. James Jones -- 14 TDs not repeatable, but now an every-down wide receiver.
70. Ryan Mathews -- Eliminated from passing downs and OL a major weakness.
71. DeSean Jackson -- Boom-bust WR with run-first offense working against him.
72. Robert Griffin III -- Moving up my board as positive knee reports continue.

Seventh Round

73. Russell Wilson -- Seahawks design gives him less upside than Stafford, Luck.
74. Cecil Shorts -- Target hog with Blackmon suspended and coming off surgery.
75. Josh Gordon -- Two-game suspension will make Gordon a value pick in drafts.
76. Matt Ryan -- We know what Ryan is at this point, mid-range to low-end QB1.
77. T.Y. Hilton -- Hilton will shoot up my rankings if it's clear he's beat out DHB.
78. Dennis Pitta -- If receiver corps stays as is, Pitta will lead Ravens in catches.
79. Colin Kaepernick -- Quarterback in run-first offense lost his best receiver.
80. Tavon Austin -- Kendall Wright's rookie stats (64/626/4) should be his floor.
81. Rashard Mendenhall -- Cardinals will struggle mightily to run the ball; avoid.
82. Isaiah Pead -- Easily offers highest ceiling in STL running back competition.
83. Mark Ingram -- Solid RB2/flex potential as Payton works to restore run game.
84. Kenny Britt -- Consistency elusive, but should have a number of big weeks.

Eighth Round

85. Tony Romo -- Last of the keeps-you-competitive QB1s; eighth-round ADP.
86. Stevie Johnson -- Philosophical change makes him risky as more than WR3.
87. Ryan Broyles -- He'll catch 80-plus passes if he stays healthy for 16 games.
88. Ben Tate -- Multiple Arian Foster red flags increase Tate's fantasy appeal.
89. Danario Alexander -- Suspect fit for Chargers new quick-hitting pass game.
90. Miles Austin -- Passable WR3 but little chance to give you a fantasy edge.
91. Greg Olsen -- Returning No. 6 fantasy TE; still Panthers No. 2 receiver.
92. Ben Roethlisberger -- Best of the QB2s would be QB1 with better weapons.
93. Andre Brown -- Wilson is far more talented, but Brown will stay involved.
94. Jonathan Stewart -- Uncertain for camp after double offseason ankle surgery.
95. Bryce Brown -- Rare size-speed combo with chance at standalone flex value.
96. Jordan Cameron -- Robbery at current 14th-round ADP; Top 5-7 TE upside.

Ninth Round

97. Bernard Pierce -- I love his violent running mentality. RB1 if Rice goes down.
98. DeAngelo Williams -- Stock quietly rising with Stewart's health uncertain.
99. Michael Floyd -- In Arians offense, one of fantasy's top breakout candidates.
100. Daryl Richardson -- Has big-play ability, but more a change-of-pace back.
101. BenJarvus Green-Ellis -- Far less talented half of timeshare with Gio Bernard.
102. Jacquizz Rodgers -- S-Jax leads all active RBs in career carries -- by 484.
103. Zac Stacy -- Not as talented as Pead, but still nice mid- to late-round flier.
104. Vincent Brown -- Candidate to lead SD in catches if he beats out Floyd.
105. Mike Williams -- TD-dependent wideout hurts you when he doesn't score.
106. Anquan Boldin -- Prime candidate to be overdrafted on perceived situation.
107. Emmanuel Sanders -- Sleeper for 75+ catches in depleted passing offense.
108. Denarius Moore -- Like his talent, but hate his fit with noodle-armed Flynn.


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