2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Round 12
We have now completed the 12-round, 12-team 2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft that we began on August 22nd.
Although the season is less than 10 days away, we have begun a new PPR mock draft and we will post those results as rounds are completed, so stay tuned.
For now, here are Round 12 results of our 2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft:
Winning the Comeback Player of the Year award in 2013, Rivers followed up his bounce-back season with 4,286 yards and 31 touchdowns but he also threw 18 interceptions. Dealing with a back injury, Rivers threw seven of those interceptions in the final three games of the season. Rivers should be a relatively safe bet for 4,000-plus yards and around 30 touchdowns once again in 2015. If Sam Bradford (11.12) stays healthy, Sean will have two potential top-12 fantasy quarterbacks to play based on matchups.
12.02 - Brendan Donahue (Team III): Phillip Dorsett, WR, Indianapolis Colts
Dorsett appears to be ahead of Donte Moncrief for the team's No. 3 receiver role and the first-round rookie from The U. has speed to spare. That said, there will likely be plenty of inconsistency from Dorsett on a weekly basis unless there is an injury to T.Y. Hilton or Andre Johnson.
Randle set career highs in his age-23 season with 71 catches for 938 yards as both Odell Beckham (four games) and Victor Cruz (10 games) missed a total of 14 games last year. It's unlikely that Randle will exceed last year's production without an injury to Cruz or OBJ, though.
Jones has looked great this preseason -- 20 carries for 139 yards (7.0 YPC) -- and the third-rounder out of Florida should earn the third-down role behind Alfred Morris with the potential to steal some early-down touches from Alf as well.
Wearing out his welcome in Minnesota and Seattle, it's a positive that he followed Rex to Buffalo after a brief stint together over the second half of last season. That said, Harvin is the third option, at best, in the low-powered Buffalo offense.
Fleener finished with 774 yards and eight touchdowns, both of which were career highs, on 51 receptions last season. Unsurprisingly, Fleener's best games last season came in games that Dwayne Allen was out. In the four games that Allen missed or left early due to injury, Fleener had 355 yards and four touchdowns. In the other 12 games, he had just 419 yards and four touchdowns.
Bridgewater improved throughout his rookie season, which is something you always want to see with a young quarterback. All four of his games with a completion percentage of at least 70 percent occurred within the final five games of the season. In addition, Bridgewater posted a 1:5 TD-to-INT ratio in his first four games but improved to a 13:7 TD-to-INT ratio for the remainder of the season. With the attention that Adrian Peterson commands from opposing defenses, it should open up the passing offense for Bridgewater in year two.
Through four preseason games, Bridgewater has been extremely efficient, completing 82.9 percent of his pass attempts (29 of 35) for 295 yards although he has thrown just one touchdown.
The backup to one of the league's best running backs, Starks (Sean's RB6) isn't going to get a heavy workload barring an injury to Eddie Lacy. As much as the team blows out their opponents, however, there is the potential for him to get some fourth-quarter carries in addition to providing a breather for Lacy.
12.09 - Brendan Donahue (Team II): Ty Montgomery, WR, Green Bay Packers
The season-ending knee injury to Jordy Nelson has moved Davante Adams into the team's starting lineup opposite Randall Cobb and opens the door for someone to emerge as the No. 3 receiver. I'd prefer Jeff Janis due to his upside, but the rookie out of Stanford started ahead of Janis in three-wide sets on Saturday.
As a rookie, Williams led the team in carries (217), rushing yards (721) and rushing touchdowns (seven), but he averaged just 3.3 YPC and exceeded 3.5 YPC in only three games. Over the final four games of the season, the 230-pound back had 83 carries for 328 yards (3.95 YPC) and two touchdowns. Williams may only be the third-most productive fantasy back behind Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen, but he could be first in line for goal-line carries. Plus, Jennings' shaky durability could lead to a few big games for Williams.
In four seasons, Helu has been relatively productive on a per-touch basis (4.4 YPC, 8.9 Y/R). At a minimum, Helu will get a lot of work as the team's third-down back, but there is upside with unproven Latavius Murray as the featured back.
Even though Amendola played a full 16-game season last year, he finished with only 200 yards and one touchdown. He was more involved down the stretch -- 23 catches for 224 yards and three touchdowns over the final five games counting the playoffs -- and it's possible that Brandon LaFell (foot) ends up on the reserve/PUP list.
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