Roto Arcade Fantasy Football Mock 2015, RDs 10-12: How the mighty have fallen

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Fantasy football drafting in May? Heck ya! Are you itching to mock? Deep down you are. And we are too. With the NFL Draft in the books, we recently partook in a 12-team, .5 PPR, with a FLEX, exercise to whet your whistle. Awake from your pigskin coma, fanatics. The 2015 fantasy football season is officially underway. Let the "expert" derision begin.


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Pick 109: Jay Ajayi, Mia, RB39Look, every RB39 in the history of fantasy football has been cuttable. There's a good chance this won't work out. But the key with these picks is to not focus on what could go wrong but instead on what can go right. A healthy-enough Ajayi easily wins the Miami starting job. (Michael Salfino)

Pick 110: Bishop Sankey, Ten, RB40 – Back to the well but this time in round 10 instead of Round 4. Just betting on the prospect pedigree here and lack of competition. Plus a running QB really helps in RB yards per carry because the ends are in no-man's land. (Salfino)

Pick 111: John Brown, Ari, WR47 – Sophomore wideout should take a forward after a solid rookie campaign. In six games with Carson Palmer he averaged 52.5 yards per game and scored three touchdowns. (Brad Evans)

Pick 112: Kendall Wright, Ten, WR48 – Touchdowns for Wright are like fantasy scribes copulating with an attractive member of the opposite sex, an extremely rare occurrence. Still, he's one year removed from a 94-catch season. The crafty dirty worker should hook up with Marcus Mariota early and often, though 5-6 TDs are likely his max. (Evans)

Pick 113: Marques Colston, NO, WR49 – Even in a disappointing season, Colston still managed to top 900 yards. New Orleans hasn't added much competition for targets, so I don't mind his setup this year, despite all the red flags. (Andy Behrens)

Pick 114: Ryan Tannehill, Mia, QB14 – Tannehill actually finished well ahead of QB14 last season, and his situation has improved substantially. An excellent option for those planning to platoon their QBs. (Behrens)

Pick 115: Roy Helu, Oak, RB41 – Handcuff for my L. Murray pick - what, you think T-Rich is the handcuff? Laughable. (Brandon Funson)

Pick 116: Duke Johnson, Cle, RB42 – Perhaps the best receiving RB in the '15 draft class, which means he should see a heavy pass-down load over Crowell, West. (Funston)

Pick 117: David Johnson, Ari, RB43 – Should immediately become Arizona's RZ back and would be a weekly fantasy starter should Andre Ellington go down. (Dalton Del Don)

Pick 118: Philip Rivers, SD, QB15 – He threw for nearly 4,300 yards and 30+ touchdowns last season yet is the No. 15 QB off the board. Please continue to wait on this position. (Del Don)

Pick 119: Larry Fitzgerald, Ari, WR50 – Heck, he was a Top 16 wideout two years ago. Maybe the upside isn't enormous, but there's profit potential here. (Scott Pianowski)

Pick 120: Charles Sims, TB, RB44 – I'm about to do the scariest thing possible, a double-down in the Tampa backfield. Queue the ominous music. (Pianow)

This image pretty much summed up Doug Martin's 2014. (Getty)
This image pretty much summed up Doug Martin's 2014. (Getty)


Pick 121: Doug Martin, TB, RB45 – Generally I think handcuffing is a losing strategy, but if we were playing this out, I'd hope for quick backfield definition so I could cut the other guy. (Pianow)

Pick 122: Cordarrelle Patterson, Min, WR51 – Post-hype discount applies. Patterson was the overdraft of the summer last year, now you get him for nothing. At least I know I'm betting on talent.  (Pianow)

Pick 123: Marvin Jones, Cin, WR52 – He had 10 touchdowns as a sophomore before injuries forced him to miss all of last season. There's upside here. (Del Don)

Pick 124: Colin Kaepernick, SF, QB16 – I'm buying the talk of improved mechanics, and he'll have a legit deep threat (Torrey Smith) for the first time in his career. (Del Don)

Pick 125: Reggie Bush, SF, RB46 – SF still deems him capable of being a featured back, though he's likely to fill mostly a pass-down role unless Hyde underwhelms in the lead. (Funston)

Pick 126: Ryan Mathews, Phi, RB47 – Important handcuff pick for D. Murray owners as PHI is high-volume on the ground, and Murray is coming off a near-500 touch '14 (inc. postseason). (Funston)

Pick 127: Julius Thomas, Jax, TE12 – Obviously the numbers won't look anything like they would have in Denver, but I do think he'll give us 6-8 TDs with one or two big games. At this price, it's enough. (Behrens)

Pick 128: Davante Adams, GB, WR53 – An obvious breakout candidate tied to an all-time QB. We've seen Green Bay produce more than two fantasy-relevant WRs in prior seasons. (Behrens)

Pick 129: Teddy Bridgewater, Min, QB17 – I'm convinced there's no conceivable way Bridgewater finishes outside the QB top-15. He's added weapons (Mike Wallace, Adrian Peterson) and is coming off a rather impressive Year 1. Remember, he completed 72.1 percent of his attempts and notched three 22-plus fantasy point efforts over his final five games. Rising. (Evans)

Pick 130: Dwayne Allen, Ind, TE13 – It's rare for him to creep over 60 yards in a game, but Allen is a red-zone force who crossed the chalk eight times in 12 games last season. I'll gladly pay the minimal cost for TD consistency.  (Evans)

Pick 131: DeAngelo Williams, Pit, RB48 – With zeroRB, you are buying time and this gives me three cheap weeks with a plausible starter. Williams' prospects at producing well are low but I don't need a lot of points, either, with these WRs. (Salfino)

Pick 132: Andre Williams, NYG, RB49 – Jennings is a poor prospect to survive as a starter and that injury can come at any time. Plus Williams is probably the goal-line guy anyway. (Salfino)

Is this the year Flacco finally uncorks? (Getty)
Is this the year Flacco finally uncorks? (Getty)


Pick 133: Carson Palmer, Ari, QB18 – We have to take two but Palmer is in that range where he could be a top 12 QB easily, given his receiving corps. The system and coach and are also QB friendly. (Salfino)

Pick 134: Jay Cutler, Chi, QB19 – Wow, you know Cutler's stock is at an all-time low if I am in a position to draft him He's the new Jeff George but George had way more relevance in fantasy than reality. (Salfino)

Pick 135: Joe Flacco, Bal, QB20 – Every year, Flacco is a considered a 'sleeper.' Every year, he fails to measure up. However, with Trestman calling the shots and with a viable arsenal, maybe this is the season he takes a step forward. (Evans)

Pick 136: Josh Huff, Phi, WR54 – Most will talk up Matthews, others Agholor, but Huff could be the breakout star in Philly. The Chipster is enamored with the guy and with a year under his belt, he has better-than-you-think odds of cracking the Eagles' starting lineup. (Evans)

Pick 137: Darren Sproles, Phi, RB50 – Sproles in a half-PPR league, in Round 12? Why yes, I think I will. It's not as if Philly's other backs are unbreakable. (Behrens)

Pick 138: Stevan Ridley, NYJ, RB51 – To be perfectly honest, I've never thought Ridley was a special runner. But I'd give him a shot at November-December fantasy relevance. (Behrens)

Pick 139: Nick Foles, StL, QB21 – Obviously, he loses a lot of value going from PHI to STL, but even Bradford offered some fantasy value in STL when he was healthy. (Funston)

Pick 140: Robert Griffin III, Was, QB22 – Finished final three games of '14 in solid fashion (top 12 fantasy QB), and we've seen the upside - ideal dice roll for a fantasy QB2 roll. (Funston)

Pick 141: Terrance Williams, Dal, WR55 – Still the clear No. 2 WR in a strong Dallas offense that may have to pass more this season with an unclear RB situation. (Del Don)

Pick 142: James Starks, GB, RB53 – Eddie Lacy insurance. Starks would be a top-10 fantasy RB if Lacy were to go down. (Del Don)

Pick 143: Andy Dalton, Cin, QB23 – He was a solid fantasy backup two years ago and the offense has some fun toys. I can live with that. (Pianow)

Pick 144: Marcus Mariota, Ten, QB24 – Put this down in ink - I expect Mariota to have a better career than Jameis Winston. As for this pick, it's only because we need two quarterbacks for this mock. He'll be holding a clipboard while Brees leads me to a mock title. (Pianow)


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