Round 1. Tom Brady, QB, Patriots. I hate passing up Megatron, but if we don’t take an elite QB here, we may not get another shot. Other top-notch receivers will be available in the third round.
Round 2. DeMarco Murray, RB, Cowboys. Several solid RB options will be
available here, including Jamaal Charles and Adrian Peterson. Murray has looked the strongest since returning from his ankle injury and he should get off to a blazing start.
Round 3. Greg Jennings, WR, Packers. We should have our choice of several elite receivers in this round, including Welker and A.J. Green. Rodgers’ favorite target is a worthy anchor for our WR corps.
SIT Michael Turner, RB, Falcons at Chargers. Aside from a 1-yard scoring plunge in Week 2, Turner has been horrible. Mix in his early morning DUI arrest after the Monday nighter, and Turner should be sentenced to your bench.
Round 5. Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers. Philip Rivers’ go-to receiver is back at 100 percent and will once again vie for top honors at his position.
Round 6. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, Bengals. He’ll be Cincinnati’s lead back and, given the modest competition, could perform like a workhorse. The Law Firm is poised to have the best season of his career.
START Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers at Broncos. Uncertainty in the backfield and Mike Wallace’s extended holdout should conspire to make Brown the busiest man on the field. Already a favorite of Big Ben’s, Brown will stake his claim to the lead receiver.
START Torrey Smith, WR, Ravens.
Round 9. Mark Ingram, RB, Saints. A knee injury kept Ingram from fulfilling his first-round promise last season. He’s healthy now and will be leaned upon heavily, especially in the red zone.
Round 10. Titus Young, WR, Lions. He’s no Megatron, but the freakishly talented Young offers a world of upside. If the budding star can put his maturity issues behind him, he’ll help form one of the most lethal receiving tandems on the planet.
Round 11. Ryan Williams, RB, Cardinals. The explosive rusher will get every
opportunity to supplant injury-prone Beanie Wells as the starter. His stock has been rising steadily all preseason.
Round 12. Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens. If Matt Schaub slides here, we’ll grab him. Otherwise, Flacco should serve us well during Brady’s bye (Week 9 vs. Cleveland).
Round 13. Packers defense/special teams. The playmaking defense delivers an abundance of turnovers, and Randall Cobb is a threat to take it to the house on every return.
Atlanta Falcons middle linebacker Curtis Lofton (50) closes in to tackle Tennessee Titans tight end Jared Cook (89) during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Round 15. Danny Amendola, WR, Rams. He enjoys great chemistry with Sam Bradford and holds extra value in point-per-reception leagues.
SIT Ronnie Hillman, RB, Broncos
Round 17. Dan Bailey, K, Cowboys. Several kickers are viable options, but Bailey is a deadly accurate kicker for a high-octane offense.