DeAngelo Williams' future headlines the round
Athlon Sports NFL Fantasy Mock Draft — February 2011
61. Cedric Benson, RB, CIN (Athlon Consensus 2)
62. Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI (Matt Taliaferro, Athlon Sports)
63. Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ (Steven Lassan, Athlon Sports)
64. Eli Manning, QB, NYG (Rob Doster, Athlon Sports)
65. Percy Harvin, WR, MIN (Nathan Rush, Athlon Sports)
66. Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL (Mitch Light, Athlon Sports)
67. Michael Crabtree, WR, SF (Patrick Snow, Athlon Sports)
68. Sidney Rice, WR, MIN (Tim Clark, Athlon Sports)
69. DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR (Corby Yarbrough, Athlon Sports)
70. Steve Johnson, WR, BUF (Charlie Miller, Athlon Sports)
71. Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET (Braden Gall, Athlon Sports)
72. Felix Jones, RB, DAL (Athlon Consensus 1)
DeAngelo Williams will land on a team, and if he can become the primary ball carrier there he will be a great value at the No. 69 overall pick. The round had plenty of big-play potential receivers in the form of Maclin, Holmes, Harvin, Crabtree, Rice and Steve Johnson; you will never be disappointed to get consistent big-play guys in the sixth round of a 15-round draft. If the Cowboys do unload Tashard Choice and give Felix Jones a heavier workload then the end of the sixth round is larceny.
One thing I learned about 2011 is the lack of quality receivers. If I had to do it over, I would’ve made Holmes my No. 3 and tried to target another receiver earlier in the draft. Holmes isn’t a terrible No. 2, but would feel a little better about my team had I addressed receiver a little earlier.
With a (possible) new home and healed foot, DeAngelo Williams should be a solid selection. Felix Jones seems like a great pick at the end of the round, but he only scored two total touchdowns last season despite an increased workload.
What a great value round. Crabtree, Harvin, Rice, Williams, Holmes, Maclin and Benson could all turn out to be fantastic values. Great job Athlon Sports!
Tony Gonzalez was a great pick — if his “50-50” retirement decision lands on the right side of the fantasy coin.
Coming Monday, Feb. 14: Round 7
You will notice we had two Athlon Consensus draft spots. Each month the AC will draft in different spots and represent different draft styles that are commonplace in the world of fantasy football. We set up these two Athlon Consensus drafters for multiple reasons, among those being that there is always a drafter that never deviates from their position-by-position plan and there is always the drafter that selects best player available and sorts out the rest later. These players affect the outcome of both their drafts and yours as well. So we will consistently represent them in each of our monthly mock drafts at different draft positions on the board each time.
This mock draft, the first AC (AC-1) went the traditional RB, RB early route. Meanwhile, the second AC (AC-2) selected last in the first round was slated as the drafter who always goes QB-WR in the first two rounds no matter what.
This is a 12-team, head-to-head league. All touchdowns are 6 points. 1 point for 25 yards passing, 1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving. Receptions are .5 points. Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points. PATs are 1 point, field goals are 3 points (30 yards), 4 points (40 yards) and 5 points (50-plus yards). Kickoff/punt returns count 6 points both for individuals and team defenses. Team defenses are scored with 1 point for a sack, 2 points for an interception, fumble recovery, safety or blocked kick. Points allowed are 12 for a shutout, 10 for 1-6, 8 for 7-13, 6 for 14-20, 2 for 21-27 and 0 for 28-plus. Lineup is 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 flex (RB/WR), 1 TE, 1 K, 1 DST and 5 bench spots.