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Silva's Early-Camp Top 150

Wednesday, July 31, 2013



Fifth Round

49. Chris Ivory -- Health biggest threat to his upside.
50. Pierre Garcon -- Toe holding up so far in camp.
51. Steve Smith -- Value pick at his mid-sixth ADP.
52. Eddie Lacy -- Power back can push for 10+ TDs.
53. Vernon Davis -- Top-3 TE if he leads SF in catches.
54. Montee Ball -- Broncos best runner; lead job should be his by September.
55. Torrey Smith -- Ceiling rising with losses of Anquan Boldin & Dennis Pitta.
56. Shane Vereen -- Explosive space back with solid-flex floor, high-RB2 upside.
57. Matthew Stafford -- Bargain at his current mid-sixth round average draft slot.
58. Tom Brady -- Concern about "weapons" losses could make him value pick.
59. Tony Gonzalez -- Steady and reliable locked-in TE1 in pass-heavy offense.
60. Eric Decker -- TD regression inevitable, but still a rock-solid WR2/flex pick.

Sixth Round

61. Mike Wallace -- You're probably weak at receiver if Wallace is your WR2.
62. Cecil Shorts -- Dynamic player with target-monster potential on bad team.
63. Hakeem Nicks -- At late-fourth round ADP, let someone else deal with him.
64. DeSean Jackson -- Maclin loss likely makes D-Jax focus of passing game.
65. Robert Griffin III -- Rising as highly positive knee-progress reports continue.
66. Greg Jennings -- Sneaky bet for top-10 targets at Harvin's old Z receiver spot.
67. Jason Witten -- Consistent week-to-week TE1 who's never scored many TDs.
68. Andrew Luck -- I think his production explodes in higher-percentage offense.
69. Ahmad Bradshaw -- Injury risk, but can be rock-solid RB2 when healthy.
70. Wes Welker -- Volume-dependent receiver losing volume with the Broncos.
71. Colin Kaepernick -- Crabtree loss still hurts, but as talented as any NFL QB.
72. James Jones -- Won't repeat 14 TDs, but still Packers' best red-zone WR.

Seventh Round

73. Russell Wilson -- Shaky at receiver, but still strong mid-range to low-end QB1.
74. Josh Gordon -- Two-game suspension but offers Andre Johnson-type talent.
75. Matt Ryan -- You're in fine shape if he's your starter, just lacks elite ceiling.
76. Ryan Mathews -- Falling as RB "rotation" talk picks up behind terrible O-Line.
77. Daryl Richardson -- I think he's Rams' best back after re-watching 2012 tape.
78. Danario Alexander -- Low-volume, high-injury risk WR3 in revised SD offense.
79. T.Y. Hilton -- I'd be more bullish on Hilton if he passed Darrius Heyward-Bey.
80. Tavon Austin -- Some questions about offensive role; likely low-scoring WR3.
81. Anquan Boldin -- Targets will be there with no other 49ers wideout stepping up.
82. Tony Romo -- Last of the locked-in QB1s. Romo just keeps you competitive.
83. Rashard Mendenhall -- Obvious fantasy pick to avoid at fifth/sixth-round ADP.
84. DeAngelo Williams -- Nice RB3/flex pick as Jonathan Stewart continues to ail.

Eighth Round

85. Stevie Johnson -- Beware likelihood of less featured role under new coaches.
86. Kenny Britt -- Huge talent, but likely to be inconsistent on low-efficiency team.
87. Mark Ingram -- Ceiling is low-end RB2/flex, but I'm optimistic he gets there.
88. Isaiah Pead -- Arguably St. Louis' most talented all-around RB; role unclear.
89. Ben Tate -- All of Foster's red flags make Tate a high-upside RB3/4 selection.
90. Golden Tate -- Robbery at current late-13th round ADP following Harvin surgery.
91. Mike Williams -- TD-dependent fantasy wideout can cause weekly headaches.
92. Miles Austin -- Pedestrian/passable WR3 with little shot to be difference maker.
93. Greg Olsen -- With ninth/tenth-round ADP, arguably this year's best TE value.
94. Bryce Brown -- In run-dominated offense, can be the Tate to Shady's Foster.
95. Bernard Pierce -- Could flirt with flex-starter value even without a Rice injury.
96. Ryan Broyles -- Broyles can continue rapid ascent by passing Nate Burleson.

Ninth Round

97. Michael Floyd -- Will be primary vertical receiver in Arians' pass-first offense.
98. Andre Brown -- A bit of a plodder, but will be involved and may swipe GL work.
99. Emmanuel Sanders -- Some breakout appeal with Heath Miller out indefinitely.
100. Denarius Moore -- Deep threat will be tough fit with Matt Flynn's noodle arm.
101. Vincent Brown -- Can lead SD in catches if healthy, but already hurt in camp.
102. Jonathan Stewart -- His health is a total mystery after double ankle surgeries.
103. Jacquizz Rodgers -- Every-week RB2/flex if 30-year-old Jackson breaks down.
104. Zac Stacy -- Lacks Richardson & Pead's big-play ability, but in hunt to start.
105. Darrius Heyward-Bey -- Slow start to camp, but running ahead of T.Y. Hilton.
106. Aaron Dobson -- All signs point to Pats starting Dobson at "X" spot as rookie.
107. Jordan Cameron -- So far has not made a whole lot of noise at Browns camp.
108. Jay Cutler -- My favorite QB2; will play out contract year in pass-heavy offense.


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