The fifth and final round in our continued analysis of Draftmaster 29 is upon us. Wipe those tears away, my friends. All things must come to an end, unless it’s Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco acting like a couple of douchers. That’s never going to end, much to the dismay of the entire universe.
Before we get started, you’ve got some catching up to do!
Round 1 analysis can be found here.
Round 2 analysis can be discovered here.
Round 3 analysis can be revealed here.
Round 4 analysis can be encountered here.
On to Round 5. There ain’t no party like a round 5 party, ‘cuz a round 5 party don’t stop. Well, it stops at pick #60, but whatever. Let’s do this.
@EyeOfTheGator – Austin Collie (#49 overall): Before getting knocked out with a concussion in week 6, Collie was one of the hottest receivers in fantasy football. He had 44 receptions, 503 yards and 6 touchdowns in the first six games of the 2010 season. That put him on pace for 117 receptions, 1,340 yards and 16 TDs. Collie comes with a great deal of risk due to his injury riddled past, but the upside is off the charts. He’s the ultimate boom or bust pick. I don’t recommend drafting three players from the same team, but if you’re going to do that, do it with Colts players as this owner did.
Team @EyeOfTheGator after five rounds: Arian Foster, Reggie Wayne, Pierre Thomas, Peyton Manning, Austin Collie.
@FatKat52 – Marques Colston (#50 overall): I like this pick. I think Colston is nice value in the 5th round. He isn’t the flashy, homerun hitter that some other #1 wide receivers are, but he gets the job done. Brees spreads the ball around better than any other quarterback in the league so owning Colston can be frustrating sometimes, but he’s always good for a handful of catches every week and he’s Brees’ main target in the red zone. I don’t see any reason why Colston can’t match his 2010 numbers of 84/1023/7 in 2011. Solid WR2.
@FF101 – JerMichael Finley (#51 overall): The JerMichael Finley hype train got derailed in week 4 of the 2010 season when he blew out his knee. He was well on his way to a Pro Bowl campaign, too. He had at least 4 receptions in all four of those games, and had two games of over 100 receiving yards. He’s option #2 in the Green Bay passing game, and with a QB like Aaron Rodgers leading the way, the sky is the limit for this 24 year old. Finley looks like the next superstar TE for 2011 and beyond.
@BNQuinlan – Steve Johnson (#52 overall): The true #1 WRs are getting thin at this point in the draft. Johnson is the last of the bunch. I worry about Johnson’s ability to keep up his strong play. His 82 catch, 1,073 yard, 10 TD 2010 season came out of nowhere. Once defenses caught on to him, he really cooled off the second half of the season. There’s a lot of speculation the Bills may go QB in the draft which would hurt his value, but if Ryan Fitzpatrick is again running the show in 2011, Johnson will put up very respectable WR2 fantasy numbers.
@RadialRebels – Shonn Greene (#53 overall): Once you sift through the mountain of bullshizz that spews out of Rex Ryan’s mouth, you’ll find a helpful piece of information here and there. He said something along the lines of blah, blah, blah, the Jets are the greatest team ever, blah, blah, Shonn Greene will start, blah, blah, blibbity blah. Did you catch that? Greene will be the starting RB for the Jets. That has me optimistic about his 2011 fantasy value, but I still question whether or not he can handle a 300 carry load. I like that this team drafted him as an RB3 rather than having to rely on him as an RB2.
Team @RadialRebels after five rounds: Jamaal Charles, Miles Austin, Jahvid Best, Brandon Lloyd, Shonn Greene.
@EricPedigo – Anquan Boldin (#54 overall): This is a little too high to take Boldin. He’s more of a WR3 to me. Boldin had just one game in which he recorded over 3 catches and over 45 yards in his last seven games of the 2010 season. Boldin will have his games here and there, but there are several receivers I like more as a WR2 than Boldin in PPR leagues. Namely Kenny Britt, Steve Smith (NYG), Santana Moss and even Mark Clayton.
@Redsoxnation88 – Tom Brady (#55 overall): The last of the elite fantasy quarterbacks is Tom Brady. After the top 6 QBs, things get a little dicey. Landing Brady in the middle of round 5 is excellent value. Even without Randy Moss last season, Brady still managed to record 3,900 passing yards and 36 TDs to finish as fantasy footballs #3 scoring quarterback. He threw just 4 interceptions, too. Great pick. This team is becoming the team to beat in Draftmaster 29.
@vmahaffe – Tony Romo (#56 overall): On an offense loaded with weapons, I don’t know how Tony Romo doesn’t produce excellent numbers in 2011. Hell even Jon Kitna put up solid numbers in this offense and he’s 38 years old, going on 90. Romo is coming off a shoulder injury which is cause for concern, but the injury was to his non-throwing shoulder. He’ll be fine, and he’s one of my favorite value picks of 2011. He can get you 3rd round draft pick numbers at a 5th round draft pick price.
@GridironGuy – Sidney Rice (#57 overall): Joe Webb starting at QB for the Vikings didn’t do Sidney Rice any favors. With Tarvaris Jackson, Rice had 10 catches for 165 yards and 2 TDs in two games. With Joe Webb, Rice had 3 catches for 39 yards and 0 TDs in two games. If Joe Webb starts in Minnesota, I don’t like this pick much. The Vikings are rumored to be interested in draft QB prospect, Jake Locker. If they draft Locker and start him I’ll like this pick a little more, but either way I still prefer Sidney Rice as a WR3, not a WR2.
@Treadstone06 – Dallas Clark (#58 overall): Even when Reggie Wayne and Austin Collie were catching everything in sight, Clark was still getting his targets. Clark was on his way to another season of over 90 receptions – after his 100 catch 2009 season – before getting hurt. I expect his numbers to decline after coming off of a season ending injury, but there’s no doubt Clark is one of the safest bets at the tight end position in fantasy football, particularly in PPR leagues. This is great value at the end of round five.
@FantasyTaz – Percy Harvin (#59 overall): Harvin really clicked with Joe Webb as the starting quarterback in Minnesota. He had 20 catches, 241 yards and a TD in three games with Webb under center. That’s a really small sample size, but at that pace Harvin would record over 100 catches and over 1,200 yards through 16 games. I’m a little gun-shy on Minnesota receivers since the QB position is so unsettled, but this could turn out to be one of the best picks of the entire draft if Joe Webb starts all 2011 season long.
@ericdickens – Marshawn Lynch (#60 overall): After passing on an RB2 to take Brandon Marshall in round four, this team still landed a starting running back at the end of round five. Lynch isn’t exactly the ideal RB2, but he’ll get the majority of the carries on a team that plays in a weak division, which is better than a kick in the balls. I would have opted for Cedric Benson or BenJarvus Green-Ellis here, but this isn’t a bad pick. It’s just a matter of preference at this point.
Our Draftmaster 29 Round 5 festivities have come to an end. This was a fun draft to evaluate. We have a smart, savvy group of fantasy footballers here. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I plan on doing a recap of this entire draft with the best and worst picks of the draft, and the teams I like more than others sometime next week.
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