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And so we draft on, because Funston won't let us stop. The settings: 12-teams (six experts), one point per reception, one QB, two RBs, three WRs, one TE, one K and one DEF. Earlier results: Round 1, Round 2, Round 3, Round 4.


1. Matt Schaub(notes), Hou, QB
On my board, there are five elite QBs. Schaub was the only one left for the taking. –BF

2. Antonio Gates(notes), SD, TE
I think it’s splitting hairs between D. Clark and Gates, so getting Gates a round later is fortunate. –BF

3. Matt Forte(notes), Chi, RB
Fall from Round 1 grace is dramatic, but his sticky hands should thrive in Martz’s pass-first system. –BE

4. Vernon Davis(notes), SF, TE
Alex Smith’s bosom buddy could easily match last year’s pacesetting production at TE. –BE

5. Jermichael Finley(notes), GB, TE
Finley has the upside to finish as the No. 1 fantasy tight end this season. –DDD

6. Dwayne Bowe(notes), KC, WR
A "last year's bum" pick primed for a bounce back. –DDD

7. Philip Rivers(notes), SD, QB
Still a value even after 62 TD passes the last two years. –SP

8. Jerome Harrison(notes), Cle, RB
Montario Hardesty(notes) looms, but Harrison is intriguing after handling the load late last year. –SP

9. Knowshon Moreno(notes), Den, RB
Five TDs in final six weeks and at least three receptions each game Week 14-17. –MR

10. Mike Sims-Walker(notes), Jac, WR
Faded down the stretch in 2010, but entering that all-powerful third season. –MR

11. Jeremy Maclin(notes), Phi, WR
An explosive second-year receiver in a big-play, pass-heavy offense. Love the context, like the player, hope Kolb is up to the task. –AB

12. Reggie Bush(notes), NO, RB
In a standard league, J-Stew would be the obvious pick. But in PPR, Reggie still matters. He has an excellent shot at 60 catches. –AB



1. CJ Spiller(notes), Buf, RB
Again, the PPR scoring format leads me to a player who should get 70-plus targets. Spiller is a game-changing back with serious receiving skills.  –AB

2. Tom Brady(notes), NE, QB
Another integrity-of-the-mock pick for this squad. We're suddenly running low on elite QBs, so Brady is an easy choice. –AB

3. Robert Meachem(notes), NO, WR
Averaged 5.4 grabs per game Weeks 12-16, and final TD haul (9) more than respectable. –MR

4. Steve Slaton(notes), Hou, RB
Return to rookie weight symbolizes the need to forget last year’s fumbles, ineffectiveness. –MR

5. Jonathan Stewart(notes), Car, RB
Went ballistic down the stretch when DeAngelo Williams(notes) was out; dare to dream. –SP

6. TJ Houshmandzadeh(notes), Sea, WR
Despite last year's mess in Seattle, he still caught 79 passes. –SP

7. Ben Tate(notes), Hou, RB
I'm not writing off Steve Slaton, but Houston no longer views him as a workhorse, so Tate looks like the favorite to lead an explosive offense in carries this year, including at the goal line. –DDD

8. Pierre Garcon(notes), Ind, WR
There are a bunch of targets in Indy's offense, but Garcon is the most explosive of the bunch, including Reggie Wayne(notes). He should be the team's WR2. –DDD

9. Michael Bush(notes), Oak, RB
No. 1 on the Raiders depth chart in mini-camp, he could be a ground-pounding force capable of solid RB2 totals. –BE

10. Devin Aromashodu(notes), Chi, WR
His unbreakable late-season chemistry with Cutler will surely carry over into 2010; 75-1100-7 upside. –BE

11. Marion Barber(notes), Dal, RB
As much as I love Felix Jones(notes), I’m not going to delude myself into believing he’s rugged enough to handle a featured role. –BF

12. Jason Witten(notes), Dal, TE
Has averaged 90 catches and more than 1,000 yards in the past three seasons. –BF



1. Donald Driver(notes), GB, WR
Nothing sexy about Driver … except for the six straight years of 70-plus catches, 1000-plus yards. –BF

2. Derrick Mason(notes), Bal, WR
Like Driver, an underappreciated reception/yardage machine. –BF

3. Owen Daniels(notes), Hou, TE
On schedule to return to the field after shredding ACL. Prior to the injury last year, he and Gates tallied identical points per week –BE

4. Mike Wallace(notes), Pit, WR
Big Ben’s absence will sting, but Holmes’ change of address should vault receiver into upper portion of WR3 class. –BE

5. Kevin Kolb(notes), Phi, QB
A bit risky so unproven, but Kolb has a bunch of upside in a pass-happy system with terrific weapons to throw to. –DDD

6. Jay Cutler(notes), Chi, QB
Even as a bust, Cutler totaled 29 touchdowns last season and hit the jackpot with Mike Martz joining Chicago. –DDD

7. Brent Celek(notes), Phi, TE
A possible Pro Bowl payoff without the high markup. –SP

8. Ahmad Bradshaw(notes), NYG, RB
It's about time someone took a NYG back; I'll gamble on the upside. –SP

9. Brett Favre(notes), Min, QB
If the Vikes are at all worried about whether he'll return, their offseason doesn't show it. He's coming back; the offense is loaded. –MR

10. Matt Ryan(notes), Atl, QB
Ryan overcame an injury to close strong in his second season (6 TDs in Weeks 15-17). Atlanta has elite talents at the skill positions. –MR

11. Tony Gonzalez(notes), Atl, TE
Had to double and triple-check to make sure he was still available. He's the best ever at his position, he's coming off an 83-catch season, and he never misses games. –AB

12. John Carlson(notes), Sea, TE
This selection was tough, but I ultimately decided that I had no interest in defending a Brandon Jacobs(notes) pick in a PPR mock. Also, Matt Hasselbeck(notes) is referring to Carlson as "this year's fantasy sleeper," and I take that sort of thing seriously. –AB


Here's the whole seven-round mess, in traditional Arcade colors…


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