Monday, May 14, 2012


SFS Early NFL Mock, Rd. 1

It's never too early to talk fantasy football and here at ShowFantasySports it's what we do best.  As soon as the 2012 NFL draft came to a close I have been running mock drafts through my mind and literally sitting on the edge of my keyboard waiting to type some of this.  What inspired me today is I have been reading over a few early mocks and the short sightedness of some of these websites just boggles the mind.  So many of these guys use last years rankings and basically just make a list or they go by older methods and litmus tests in order to rank a player ignoring an ever changing NFL landscape. No time to waste...lets get to round one of our first 12 man non PPR mock draft of 2012.  Things can and will change along the way, but as of today's date here is where I rank them. 

1. Arian Foster
2. Ray Rice
3. LeSean McCoy
4. Ryan Matthews
Studs at the RB position are hard to find this year as many backs are contending with large time shares and in the case of guys like AP and Jamal Charles are coming off of major injuries. Our top 3 backs here are as close to can't miss players as we have at the position and I add Matthews to this list because he is a dynamic talent that has a clear path with Tolbert being dealt to Carolina.  Many of us have been burned by the bad Ryan Matthews in the past and I can't say I didn't write it over and over since he was a rookie "Do not pick this guy this high".  Well now is the time you make this pick and I see it paying off in 2012.  I have not seen Matthews in a first round mock yet this year...but here he is in our first SFS mock of the year at #4.

5. Calvin Johnson - Megatron - Far and away the best WR in the league in a heavy passing offense...what's not to like?
6. Aaron Rodgers - A-rod is money.
7. Tom Brady - As if he needed more weapons.
8. Drew Brees - Defense won't be any better and again Drew will be leaned upon to throw a ton.
The NFL is a passing league.  To get the big boys at QB this year you are going to have to jump on them early.  I won't do alot of QB picking in the 1st round, but when I do this is the pick range I expect to have to grab the top 3 gunners in the league.  Hard to choose between these 3 yardage and TD hogs so just grab one if that's your play and know you are set at the position.

9. Matt Forte - a possible hold out makes Forte a massive risk reward pick. You'll look like a genius if you get him late 1st early or 2nd and he doesn't hold out.

10. Larry Fitzgerald - Look for Larry to be a monster this season with rookie M.Floyd on the other side drawing some attention.  Most have Andre Johnson at this point in their mocks, but I have grown tired of his injury woes and will not use a 1st round selection on him. 

11. Trent Richardson - OK, don't wet yourself...but I am very high(1st round high) on the Cleveland rookie.  Think about it..he can do it all and he will be the focal point of the franchise.  With Brandon Weedon most likely being brought along slowly Trent will get his share of carries and catches and he has all the tools to be a 3 down back. With a body like this guy has and the skills he possesses him being ranked as a 4th rounder in recent mocks is's mockery!  it's folly!  it's fantasy madness! (not naming names there ESPN)  With all the uncertainty at RB why pass on a shot at what many call the next AP or the next great back? 

12. Marshawn Lynch - No I am not drinking and blogging...Lynch a perennial second rounder in these mocks is still a young buck showed last year in the 2nd half of the season what a true fantasy beast he can be.  With no real contenders to take his carries roll with Lynch, be taunted by other managers, and just take this non-sexy pick.  Sure Lynch isn't going to wow your friends on draft day, but the points will be there and that's what it takes to win. An underrated and improving Seattle defense and improved QB play will place Lynch in a great environment to succeed.

That's a wrap for round one...round two will be posted in the next day or two.  Don't like my picks...I can take it...let me hear where you think I went wrong.

Wes "theShow"

1 comment:

  1. Wes - Come on man... Matthews, Richardson and Lynch ahead of the reigning NFL rushing champ? MJD had more than 200 + yards more than the next guy and averaged over 100 yards per game. Throw in his 400 yards receiving and you are talking 2000 yards from scrimmage.