Here is the second round of Mock Draft 1.0 The roster requirements for each of the ten teams and the point total for the mock league are enclosed below.
- One quarterback
- Two running backs
- Two wide receivers
- One tight end
- One kicker
- One defense
- 1pt every 25 passing yards
- 6pts every passing TD
- - 4pts every INT
- 1pt every 20 completions
- 1pt every 10 rushing yards
- 1pt every 10 receiving yards
- 1pt every 20 rushes
- 6pts every rushing or receiving TD
- 1 pt every reception, 1pt-XP, 3pts-FG)
Team 10: Nick Harwell, Miami, Ohio: Junior-Wide Receiver (4/1/2/1)
2011 Fantasy Points: 294 points- 26.7PPG
Single Game High: 50 points at Temple 11/09/2011
Single Game Low: 03 points at Kent State 10/15/2011
Nick Harwell appears to be the 2012 version of Jordan White of Western Michigan in 2011. He has his quarterback (Zac Dysert) returning and playing in the MAC makes this the perfect fit for the first selection of the second round. Harwell is only one of 9 wide receivers returning in 2012 who had a 40 point fantasy game…and he had two. He is only one of three receivers returning who had a 50 point fantasy game. His total of 8-20 point fantasy games were tied for second in the country for wide receivers. Remember, the MAC is a throwing conference. In college fantasy, conference affiliation is just as important as the player. He also added 100 games against 2-top 20 pass defenses in 2011.
TEAM 10 First Round (1.10): Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State: Senior-Running Back
Team 9: John White, Utah: Senior-Running Back (4/3/0/0)
2011 Fantasy Points: 282 points- 23.5PPG
Single Game High: 39 points vs UCLA 11/12/2011
Single Game Low: 04 points vs Colorado 11/25/2011
John White ran for over 1500 yards as a junior in 2011. There is no reason to think he cannot do the same in 2012. The Ute offense relied heavily on White, as the quarterback play was tenuous all season. White had 7-100 yard rushing games in the regular season and scored touchdowns in nine games. He is not a threat to catch the ball, hence his second round grade instead of first. White ran well against some of the better defenses. He went over 100 yards twice against top 25 rushing defenses. This is a safe pick. Utah will run the ball to keep the game close. A few more catches would be nice, but this is a 20 fantasy points per week.
TEAM 9: First Round (1.9): Robert Woods, USC: Junior-Wide Receiver
Team 8: Sammy Watkins, Clemson: Sophomore-Wide Receiver (4/3/1/0)
2011 Fantasy Points: 287 points- 23.9PPG
Single Game High: 42 points vs Auburn 09/17/2011
Single Game Low: 07 points at Virginia Tech 10/01/2011
The nation’s best freshman in 2011, Sammy Watkins is pro ready at the age of 19. He had 5-100 yard receiving games and scored touchdowns in 8 of 14 contests. He almost averaged 20 yards a game on the ground (2 fantasy points). He is arguably the best wide receiver in the country and the most dangerous after the catch. With the quarterback and running back also returning, Clemson should do special things on offense in 2012.
TEAM 8: First Round (1.8): De’Anthony Thomas, Oregon-Sophomore Running Back
Team 7: Marquess Wilson, Washington State: Junior-Wide Receiver (5/1/2/0)
2011 Fantasy Points: 293 points- 24.4PPG
Single Game High: 48 points vs Arizona State 11/12/2011
Single Game Low: 10 points vs Stanford 10/15/2011
No one player had a greater jump in value with the addition of a new head coach in the offseason than Marquess Wilson. If Mike Leach brings the Red Raider offense to Pullman-and there is no reason to believe he will not- then Wilson should be a cornerstone of the Cougar offense in 2012 and as a wide receiver for any fantasy team. Wilson had a huge jump in production in 2011 as a sophomore, even though he eclipsed the 1000 yard mark as a freshman in 2010. His season totals were 82-1388-12. He finished the 2011 campaign on a terror. The last three games he caught a total of 23 passes for 394 yards and 6 touchdowns. One last note: Wilson went over 20 fantasy points in eight of his twelve games. In two other games he finished with 19 points.
TEAM 7: First Round (1.7): Zach Line, SMU: Senior-Running Back
Team 6: Keenan Allen, California: Junior-Wide Receiver (5/2/0/0)
2011 Fantasy Points: 256 points- 21.3PPG
Single Game High: 38 points at Washington 09/24/2011
Single Game Low: 06 points vs Oregon State 11/12/2011
Allen was the primary target in an up-and-down Cal offense. He finished the 2011 season with 98 catches for 1343 yards and 6 receiving touchdowns. We believe that Allen will get that touchdown total to somewhere around 10 or 11. If that is the case, this will elevate him to the elite status (around 25PPG). Allen only had two games under six receptions. WithZach Maynard returning, there should be some cohesiveness on offense, meaning Allen could hit the rarefied categories of 100-1500-10 for receivers.
TEAM 6: First Round (1.6): Robbie Rouse, Fresno State: Senior-Running Back
Team 5: Kenjon Barner, Oregon: Senior-Running Back (5/0/0/0)
2011 Fantasy Points: 212 points- 19.3PPG
Single Game High: 28 points at Colorado 10/22/2011
Single Game Low: 03 points vs LSU 11/12/2011
Barner’s numbers do not look overly impressive on the surface, but when given the bulk of the carries, he produced starter-like numbers. With LaMichael James out of the picture, Barner will likely get the most carries of all the Oregon running backs. We have DeAnthony Thomas, his backfield mate, going in the first round because of his ability in the passing game and to break the big play. Barner will be the primary target around the end zone.
TEAM 5: First Round (1.5): Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina: Junior-Running Back
Team 4: Rex Burkhead, Nebraska: Senior-Running Back (5/3/0/0)
2011 Fantasy Points: 285 points- 23.8PPG
Single Game High: 36 points vs Michigan State 10/29/2011
Single Game Low: 04 points at Michigan 11/19/2011
Rex Burkhead was a model of consistency in 2011. With the exception of the Michigan game (11.19), the senior running back scored a touchdown in every regular season game. Burkhead had 7-100 yard games. Look for him to have another big year in a run-heavy Cornhusker offense. If Burkhead can up his reception total from 21 to around 35 in 2012, then he will finish as one of the five most productive backs in America.
TEAM 4: First Round (1.4): Giovani Bernard, North Carolina: Sophomore-Running Back
Team 3: Matt Brown, Temple: Senior-Running Back (2/0/0/0)
2011 Fantasy Points: 135 points- 11.3PPG
Single Game High: 26 points vs Army 11/13/2011
Single Game Low: 01 points at Toledo 10/01/2011
I could make the argument that Brown should be a first round selection, maybe 8th overall. I think this could be the steal of the draft. Brown’s numbers were very impressive in 2011-914 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns-as a backup. But not just any backup. He was the backup to Bernard Pierce. Pierce was 12th in the FBS in rushing (1481 yards)-but played in two less games than most running backs. He was tied for 2 nd in rushing touchdowns (27). Brown had 5-100 yard games and should see a significant increase in both touches and rushing touchdowns. While he is a little smaller than Pierce, Brown produced identical results when given the touches. Brown has 8-100 yard rushing games in his career and a 200-yard game. He should add to these career totals in 2012/
TEAM 3: First Round (1.3): Collin Klein, Kansas State: Senior-Quarterback
Team 2: James Franklin, Missouri: Junior-Quarterback (2/0/6/0)
2011 Fantasy Points: 420 points- 35.0PPG
Single Game High: 48 points vs Texas Tech 11/19/2011
Single Game Low: 13 points vs Kansas 11/26/2011
We do not make this pick lightly. James Franklin may be the greatest debate amongst the CFFL.com team. Some think he should be a top selection, others think this is too high. There are a few reasons why such the disparity. First, the guy did not have any games from 30-39 points. He had six 40+ games. No big deal right? He also had four games under 20, which is bad for a quarterback. Signal callers must be dependable, since there is only one starter. It does not appear that his volatility will subside? Why? The second topic: Missouri’s move to the SEC. This will devalue the junior quarterback. The SEC plays much tougher defense, and lower scoring games. Lastly, he has two byes in the fantasy season. That really hinders his value. Why is he then even an option at the end of the second round? First, he did rush for almost 900 yards. That is worth a ton of points. Second, he plays Alabama at home, with no LSU on the schedule. No one in the east is that scary this season on defense. So maybe he sits a week or two, but he has six games on the schedule where he should put up monster numbers.
TEAM 2: First Round (1.2): Branden Oliver, Buffalo: Junior-Running Back
Team 1: Matt Barkley, USC : Senior-Quarterback (3/3/3/1)
2011 Fantasy Points: 425 points- 35.4PPG
Single Game High: 54 points vs UCLA 11/26/2011
Single Game Low: 07 points vs Kansas 09/24/2011
Matt Barkley is the opposite of James Franklin, the selection before this one. He is the model of consistency. We know this may seem low for a guy who is a Heisman front-runner, has two professional wide receivers at his disposal and is the initial favorite as the 2013 first pick in the NFL Draft, but he did only have four games over 34 points. I know that sounds ridiculous, but if USC gets a case of the runs, especially with games at Stanford, Washington, and Utah, his production may not result in enough passing touchdowns to justify say…a first round selection. We really like Barkley in 2012, but he does not run the ball and they have a few tricky away games. That is enough to have him fall this low. However, he should throw for over 40 touchdowns and lead an offense destined for glory in 2012.
TEAM 1: First Round (1.1): Montee Ball, Wisconsin: Senior-Running Back