DS Morning Dump: Gronk on Stage, LSU WRs and more fantasy football news
FFPC mock draft
Fellow Draft Shark Jared Smola and I recently completed an industry mock draft with FFPC scoring (1.5 PPR for TEs, 1 PPR for RBs/WRs). We went a marathon-like 28 rounds in this best-ball format. And while I like my squad, if I had to label a favorite … it would be Jared’s team. After starting WR-WR, he managed to snag 2 RB values – Andre Ellington in Round 3 and Toby Gerhart in Round 6. Then he stole Colin Kaepernick, a potential top 5 QB, in the 10 th. And let us know what you think by emailing us at email@example.com or on Twitter.
What’s wrong with LSU Receivers?
I came across the name Craig “Buster” Davis while researching for our DS player profiles. (Over 300 of those puppies will hit the site later this month. Here’s a sample on Colin Kaepernick.) A 2007 1 st-round pick, Davis lasted just 4 years in the league and accrued a lowly 51-558-2 line. Those are certainly bust numbers. Davis is just one of several recent LSU WRs who’ve failed to live up to his draft position. Michael Clayton, Rueben Randle, Josh Reed, Brandon LaFell and perhaps even Dwayne Bowe headline an ugly group. Early Doucet and Devery Henderson don’t make it any prettier. We won’t hold the trend against rookies Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry, but it’s an interesting tidbit nevertheless …
Mike Wallace ready to explode?
Fins fandom aside … Wallace is in for a monster season in 2014. Ryan Tannehill is still on the upswing entering just his 3 rd season. Miami upgraded the O-line by drafting RT Ja’Wuan James and signing LT Branden Albert. That’ll allow Wallace more chances to stretch the field. Without question, though, I’m most excited about OC Mike Sherman’s departure. Newcomer Bill Lazor has vowed to move Wallace around the formation this year, thus eliminating Sherman’s predictable ways. Miami’s #1 target already likes what he sees. “I didn’t feel like I knew what was going on,” Wallace said of last season. “It’s still new, just because it’s a new offense, but at the same time I feel a lot more comfortable.” Still squarely in his prime, there’s clear top 15 fantasy upside here.
It’s OK if you’re unfamiliar with Maikon Bonani. The 2 nd-year kicker lost out to Rob Bironas for Tennessee’s job last year. But after the team cut Bironas in March, this South Florida product is expected to take over. While Bonani’s credited with a thunderous leg, it was accuracy that hurt him in 2013. He also converted just 69 of 91 attempts (75.5%) in college. Mix in the Titans’ youthful offense, and it’s safe to ignore Bonani in upcoming fantasy football drafts.
Gronk on TV
Rob Gronkowski recently appeared on an episode of the long-running improv show, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Do yourself a favor and check it out. It’s Gronk being Gronk like only Gronk can be …