Another round, the final round, of our 2-QB fantasy football mock draft is in the books.
Here are Round 12 results:
Perhaps one of these years, McFadden will stay healthy and be productive for an entire season. That said, McFadden has yet to play a full 16-game season and it's been worse over the past three years (29 total games) than it was in his first three seasons (38 games). Largely in part to overall durability, I'd prefer Maurice Jones-Drew over Run DMC, but McFadden's ceiling is higher if everything finally comes together. And he's worth a flier in Round 12 as the 44th RB off the board.
A relative disappointment as a former first-round pick, Ingram has missed 11 games in his first three seasons combined and has averaged just 535 yards from scrimmage per season. After averaging only 3.9 yards per carry in each of his first two seasons, however, Ingram gained 4.9 YPC on 78 attempts last season. In addition, he has run the ball really well this preseason. Even though the Saints spread their touches out through three backs, he's worth a flier in Round 12.
Ivory carried the ball 182 times for 833 yards and three touchdowns last season. Even though Ivory averaged a career-low — but still solid — 4.58 yards per carry last season, he has averaged 4.88 YPC over his four-year career. That said, he's not much of a receiver (his two receptions last year tied his career high), the team has added CJ2K via free agency and he has often dealt with hamstring injuries.
The addition of Donald Brown, who signed a three-year free-agent deal, reduces some of Woodhead's value, but he is one of the league's better receiving backs. Better in PPR formats, Woodhead had 76 receptions last season and totaled 1,035 yards from scrimmage with eight total touchdowns.
With Jonathan Stewart missing the majority of the year, Williams rushed 201 times for 843 yards and three touchdowns. It was the first time that Williams reached 200 carries since the 2009 season and he's unlikely to repeat that feat provided Jonathan Stewart stays healthy in 2014. That said, the Panthers should continue to be a run-first team and I'd expect the 31-year-old RB to lead the team in carries once again.
Bowe set five-year lows in receptions (57) and yards (673) and a career low in yards per reception (11.8) last season. Over his past eight games counting their playoff loss, however, Bowe had 39 receptions for 521 yards and four touchdowns, which equates to a 16-game pace of 78/1,042/8.
For those with a glass-half-full view, Bowe has shed some weight and hopefully that will help him play faster in 2014, but his upside will always be capped by Alex Smith. In addition, Bowe has been suspended for the Week 1 opener for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Even though he's one of the league's toughest running backs, Bradshaw has struggled with durability throughout his career. And although he may not play a full 16-game slate, it's certainly possible that Bradshaw gets a prominent role in some of the games in which he is healthy considering how poorly Trent Richardson ran the ball last season (and this preseason).
The Colts will give T-Rich every opportunity to succeed, but it wouldn't be a shock for anyone if he eventually gets demoted in favor of Bradshaw like last year when he was benched in favor of Brown.
12.08 - Sean Beazley (Team 2): Hakeem Nicks, WR,
We have seen WR1-type production from Nicks back in 2010 and 2011, but he's been a big disappointment over the past two seasons. While Nicks should be motivated for his next contract, if for nothing else, but it's difficult to trust Nicks, who is behind both T.Y. Hilton and Reggie Wayne on the depth chart.
It was a disappointing season for Austin and his fantasy owners. Austin finished with 40/418/4 (receiving) and 9/151/1 (rushing) while adding a return touchdown in 13 games. Earlier this offseason, Jeff Fisher indicated that Austin should be more involved, but he had only five catches for 40 yards this preseason.
Although it seems like he should be much older, Britt is just 25 years old. Both injuries and the off-the-field issues have kept him from realizing his potential up to this point in his career, but he's reunited with coach Fisher, who has given him a second chance.
Britt has been working with the first team offense and while there's certainly plenty of boom-or-bust potential with him, but there is no denying his physical tools and upside. By all accounts, Britt appears to finally have his head on straight and I expect him to be the most-productive Rams wide receiver this year.
12.11 - Brendan Donahue (Team 1): Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Minnesota Vikings
Bridgewater is the QB34 in this mock. Even though Brian Hoyer is still on the board, Brendan's two starters — RG3 (Week 10) and Ben Roethlisberger (Week 12) — have their byes late in the year. There is a good chance that Hoyer will no longer be starting in Week 10. On the other hand, Bridgewater could be starting by that point. Unfortunately for Brendan, Bridgewater has his bye in Week 10, but he could serve as a bye-week replacement for Big Ben. That said, RG3 has missed games in both of his seasons and Big Ben played a full 16 games for the first time in five years.
While Amendola had a few big games including the season opener (10/104 vs. BUF), the biggest concern with Amendola is his durability and he missed several games last season as well. Even when he was on the field, he was less productive than I had expected he'd be. In fact, he had only three games with more than five receptions last year.
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