2013 Fantasy Football Mock Draft – Rounds 8-15

This article picks up from article “2013 Fantasy Football Mock Draft – rounds 1-7”.

Round 8

1.Tony Romo

2.Russell Wilson

3.Tavon Austin

4.Michael Vick

5.Ben Tate

6.Malcom Floyd

7.Vincent Brown

8.Matthew Stafford

9.DeAndre Hopkins

10.Jacoby Jones

11.Robert Griffin III

12.Jermichael Finley

NOTES: The next tier of QBs gets their run here for those teams that did not grab a stud QB earlier. I have no issue with any QB here, but I would recommend going after another QB in round 9 or 10 if you roll the dice on Vick or RGIII as your starting QB. Ben Tate is a must-grab backup here, plus, he may see 10-15 carries a game. I have no idea why anyone would draft Jacoby Jones…in any round. He has made a career out of one catch and his return game, but he has made a career aside from that as a disappointing starting WR.

Round 9

1.Eli Manning

2.Brandon Pettigrew

3.Martellus Bennett

4.Ronnie Hillman

5.Kenbrell Thompkins

6.Josh Gordon

7.Shane Vereen

8.Bernard Pierce

9.Matt Schaub

10.Sydney Rice

11.Andre Brown

12.Antonio Gates

NOTES: We are now into mixed bag rounds; mid-level TEs, backup QB and straight-up fliers. If you have Steven Ridley, you HAVE to grab Shane Vereen. Vereen could easily supplant Ridley as the #1 back. Josh Gordon has dropped too far due to his suspension, but he is a steal in this round and can easily sit on your bench for a few weeks. Kenbrell Thompkins is worth a pick if you are already set at WR. He has rapidly risen up the ranks as he appears to be the Patriots’ downfield threat. Houston has not lined up a single talented receiver across from Andre Johnson since he was been in the league…until now…grab DeAndre Hopkins with confidence.

Round 10

1.Zach Miller

2.Joe Flacco

3.Vick Ballard

4.Carson Palmer

5.Michael Floyd

6.Jay Cutler

7.Sam Bradford

8.Andre Roberts

9.Pierre Thomas

10.Ben Roethlisberger

11.Greg Little

12.Kenny Britt

NOTES: More of the same with backup QBs and running backs. A few intriguing picks are Michael Floyd and Pierre Thomas. I truly believe in Arizona’s passing game this year and Floyd will benefit immensely from teams overloading on Larry Fitzgerald and Carson Palmer being able to throw the ball downfield. New Orleans needs a power back to offset Darren Sproles. They seem to think that Mark Ingram is not the answer and lost Chris Ivory, so Thomas is that back from default. Worthy of a pick here is you are not deep enough at RB.

Round 11

1.Josh Freeman

2.Darrius Heyward-Bey

3.Brandon Myers

4.Fred Jackson

5.Philip Rivers

6.Andy Dalton

7.Seattle Defense

8.Ed Dickson

9.Bilal Powell

10.Brian Hartline

11.Benjarvus Green-Ellis

12.Ryan Tannehill

NOTES: More of the same with backup QBs and running backs. A few intriguing picks are Brandon Myers, Jonathan Dwyer and Bilal Powell. Myers is a #1 TE and is a steal in this round if you have been waiting until now for a TE. He was not a big end-zone target in Oakland, but Eli utilizes his tight ends much better in the Red Zone. The Jets are B-A-D, Bad, Bad, Bad, but they do need a RB to carry the load. Chris Ivory will be that man, but he gets hurt every year. Powell looked very good at times last year and could find himself with 10-15 carries a gain when Ivory is healthy and 20+ when Ivory gets hurt.

Round 12

1.Jacquizz Rodgers

2.San Francisco Defense

3.Nate Washington

4.Denver Defense

5.Alshon Jeffery

6.Chris Givens

7.Mark Ingram

8.Jared Cook

9.Brandon LaFell

10.La’Veon Bell

11.Stephan Hill

12.T.Y. Hilton

NOTES: There are some nice receivers that are well worth a roster spot in this round. If Alshon Jeffery can stay healthy, he will have a big year in Chicago. The passing game needs another receiver and he is a tall, though fragile, target. No one has taken a Jets receiver yet, with good reason, but Hill could be their #1, for what that’s worth. T.Y. Hilton was a favorite of Andrew Luck in the second half of 2012. I don’t buy into Heyward-Bey knocking him down the depth chart.

Round 13

1.Zach Sudfeld

2.Bernard Pierce

3.Denarius Moore

4.Houston Defense

5.Daniel Thomas

6.Chicago Defense

7.Pittsburgh Defense

8.Andre Dobson

9.Brent Walsh

10.Zac Stacy

11.Mohamed Sanu

12.Jonathan Franklin

NOTES: By now, there is no way to predict what will happen to these players. Slow owners will remember that it is best to back up their stud RBs and a few people will jump on the remaining top defenses before the inevitable rush in week 14.

Round 14

1.Shonn Green

2.Delanie Walker

3.Michael Bush

4.Arizona Defense

5.St. Louis Defense

6.Cincinnati Defense

7.New England Defense

8.Rob Housler

9.Green Bay Defense

10.Brice Brown

11.Baltimore Defense

12.Steven Goskowski

NOTES: The second to last round of the draft. This is where Defenses should be drafted since there is not a lot that separates them in most normal scoring systems. This could vary greatly if your league also awards points for low yardage and points allowed. By now, a few over-zealous owners have grabbed Houston, Denver, Seattle and San Fran. Do not panic and follow them down this path. Wait until this round and grab Cincy, if possible. I love their defense this year. I also expect solid defenses in Arizona, St. Louis, New England and Tampa. Don’t buy into Baltimore, Green Bay, Philly as those solid defenses are in the past.

Round 15

1.Matt Bryant

2.Greg Zuerlein

3.Justin Tucker

4.Josh Brown

5.Garrett Hartley

6.Robbie Gould

7.Matt Prater

8.Atlanta Defense

9.Phil Dawson

10.TB Defense

11.Sebastian Janikowski

12.Adam Vinatieri

NOTES: The last round of the draft. This is where Kickers should be drafted since there is not a lot that separates them and no one can predict how many opportunities each will get. My usual strategy is to draft one with a Bye in weeks 10-12 so I don’t have to worry about that position for over half the season.

Bill Parsons is the owner of http://www.MaximumFantasySports.com and a rabid fantasy sports participant. He began creating his own football and baseball fantasy leagues at the ripe old age of seven; tracking stats and standings on paper. Bill decided to create a real-time fantasy football league website that includes all of the best features and some of which have never been attempted at any other website. Maximum Fantasy Sports offers Free Fantasy Football leagues, Free Pools and Public Fantasy Football Leagues with cash payouts.

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