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— Cheryl Preheim (@CherylPreheim) May 1, 2015
2015 NFL Draft: Round 4
New York Jets: Bryce Petty, QB
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 2, 2015
Analysis: With a few new weapons on offense, it will be interesting to see how the quarterback situation unfolds.I think Geno Smith‘s stock is still higher, especially with the addition of Devin Smith.
Washington Redskins: Jamison Crowder, WR
Analysis: Adds another dimension to the Redskins’ offense, but at 5-foot-8, he’s not going to be Fantasy relevant.
Chicago Bears: Jeremy Langford, RB
Bears take a backup for Matt Forte — Michigan State’s Jeremy Langford.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) May 2, 2015
Analysis: If you plan on drafting Matt Forte, you will probably want to invest in Langford as a handcuff. This move appears to mean that the Bears do not have much confidence in Ka’Deem Carey.
Atlanta Falcons: Justin Hardy, WR
Initial Falcons slot WR Justin Hardy projection: 41 rec, 488 yds, 3 TD (Hester will remain involved) — Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) May 2, 2015
Analysis: Hardy is praised for his blocking ability, so that mean he may see a few more opportunities if Roddy White is injured or underperforms. Still, not a ton of Fantasy value with Julio Jones receiving the majority of work.
San Francisco 49ers: Blake Bell, TE
San Francisco 49ers Prepare For Life After Vernon Davis By Drafting Blake Bell: After going defense with each … http://t.co/I7uss6XRcx
— San Francisco News (@dlsfnews) May 2, 2015
Analysis: If you’re a big risk taker, you may have fun rolling the dice on a rookie tight end catching passes from Colin Kaepernick.
Cleveland Browns: Vince Mayle, WR
Got a text that a former NFL Scout and current PAC 12 network analyst said Vince Mayle’s NFL comp is Anquan Boldin… — Nathan Zegura (@NathanZegura) May 2, 2015
Analysis: Mayle is a former basketball player, and has a nice build at 6-foot-2, 224 pounds. Consider him a super deep sleeper, as he will catch passes from Johnny Manziel or Josh McCown.
Baltimore Ravens: Javorius Allen, RB
Javorius Allen, once buried at fourth on the depth chart, became #USC’s go-to tailback. Won’t stop working.
— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) May 2, 2015
Analysis: Compared to Bernard Pierce in his draft profile, and he can catch passes. Allen adds depth behind Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro.
San Francisco 49ers: Mike Davis, RB
Analysis: Very crowded backfield in San Francisco now with Carlos Hyde, Reggie Bush, Kendall Hunter and Davis now in the mix.
San Francisco 49ers: DeAndre Smelter, WR
WR DeAndre Smelter sustained an ACL tear late in season and timetable for 2015 return is uncertain. Likely, another #49ers redshirt pick.
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) May 2, 2015
Analysis: Will not have an immediate impact with Torrey Smith, Vernon Davis and Anquan Boldin receiving the majority of looks from Kaepernick.
2015 NFL Draft: Round 5
Tennessee Titans: David Cobb, RB
Analysis: Cobb could either edge out Bishop Sankey completely or find a complimentary role in a committee approach. It could be worth paying late-round picks to own Sankey and Cobb to see who emerges.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Rashad Greene, WR
Felt the @Jaguars got two wide receiver steals last year with Allen Hurns & Marquise Lee. Got another this year with Rashad Greene.
— Ryan Bartow (@RyanBartow) May 2, 2015
Analysis: It’s very crowded in Jacksonville now with Allen Hurns, Allen Robinson, Marquise Lee and Julius Thomas.
Minnesota Vikings: MyCole Pruitt, TE
#Vikings could use MyCole Pruitt at FB in addition to TE, Spielman said. Think Charles Clay.
— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) May 2, 2015
Analysis: If you want to own a tight end in Minnesota, go after Kyle Rudolph.
Minnesota Vikings: Stefon Diggs, WR
Stefon Diggs an outstanding pick where Vikings got him. Believed to be a Percy clone coming out of HS. Circumstances killed him at Maryland. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) May 2, 2015
Analysis: He is viewed as being underrated, so he should help to add to the development of Teddy Bridgewater.
Green Bay Packers: Brett Hundley, QB
Packers trade up to select QB Brett Hundley 147th overall. Hundley is just 2nd QB drafted by Green Bay since 2009. pic.twitter.com/rtjZBSG956
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 2, 2015
Analysis: Great value pick, but don’t even ask about adding him to your season-long league this year.
Miami Dolphins: Jay Ajayi, RB
Dude I don’t know why everyone else passed over Jay Ajayi but I think Miami got a nice deal there. — Jennifer Millman (@JMillmanRX) May 2, 2015
Analysis: The most interesting pick in the later part of the draft. Ajayi’s stock fell because of negative opinions over a knee injury from 2011, as well as a heavy workload in the years that followed. If he can get on the field, I think Lamar Miller‘s value takes a hit.
Buffalo Bills: Karlos Williams, RB
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) May 2, 2015
Analysis: LeSean McCoy. Need I say more?
Miami Dolphins: Tony Lippett, WR
Future tweet: Did you know Tony Lippett played WR in college? — Kristoff (@Cochran1043) May 2, 2015
Analysis: He can’t contribute to the offense if he plays on the defense! Dolphins plan to use him as a cornerback.
Cincinnati Bengals: C.J. Uzomah, TE
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) May 2, 2015
Analysis: Second tight end drafted by the Bengals in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Arizona Cardinals: J.J. Nelson, WR
John Brown weighed 179 at the Combine, so he had 23 pounds on J.J. Nelson. — Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat) May 2, 2015
Analysis: I don’t know too many Fantasy Football stars who weigh 156 pounds.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Jesse James, TE
6’7 260 26 Reps 37 inch vertical 4.66 40 yard dash at Pro Day Jesse James is a freak
— Steelers Delivery (@SteelerDelivery) May 2, 2015
Analysis: Heath Miller is aging, and I don’t think Ben Roethlisberger will argue with having a 6-foot-7 target.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kenny Bell, WR
Just spoke to someone who’s tape evaluation skills I admire highly…. Says WR Kenny Bell is a steal for @TBBuccaneers at 5th rd position
— Anthony Becht (@Anthony_Becht) May 2, 2015
Analysis: Nice to have another weapon for Jameis Winston, but Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans are still the stars.
Baltimore Ravens: Nick Boyle, TE
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) May 2, 2015
Analysis: Maxx Williams is the new tight end you would want to focus on for the Ravens, if you do plan on drafting a rookie tight end that is.
Kansas City Chiefs: James O’Shaughnessy, TE
Analysis: Travis Kelce.
Carolina Panthers: Cameron Artis-Payne, RB
— #PanthersDraft (@Panthers) May 2, 2015
Analysis: If you don’t believe in Jonathan Stewart who may only touch the ball 15 times per game, this could be a sneaky pick for Fantasy Football players in 2015.
Houston Texans: Keith Mumpphery, WR
Michigan State WR Keith Mumphery was 6-0, 215 and ran a 4.54 at the combine..
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) May 2, 2015
Analysis: From most of the reactions on Twitter, Texans fans aren’t familiar with Mumphery. You won’t need to be either in 2015 Fantasy Football leagues.
2015 NFL Draft: Round 6
For Rounds 6-7, I will list the players selected on offense, but I won’t provide an analysis. While there could be a few surprises, players selected in these rounds will rarely make a Fantasy Football impact in their first year, and some may never develop into starters.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kaelin Clay, WR
New York Giants: Geremy Davis, WR
Washington Redskins: Evan Spencer, WR
Buffalo Bills: Nick O’Leary, TE
Cleveland Browns: Malcom Johnson, TE
Cleveland Browns: Randall Telfer, TE
St. Louis Rams: Bud Sasser, WR
New England Patriots: A.J. Derby, TE
Baltimore Ravens, Darren Waller, WR
Indianapolis Colts: Josh Robinson, RB
Green Bay Packers: Kennard Backman, TE
2015 NFL Draft: Round 7
Jacksonville Jaguars: Neal Sterling, WR
Oakland Raiders: Andre Debose, WR
Jacksonville Jaguars: Ben Koyack, TE
New Orleans Saints: Marcus Murphy, RB
Kansas City Chiefs: Da’Ron Brown
Buffalo Bills: Dezmin Lewis, WR
Houston Texans: Kenny Hilliard, RB
Cincinnati Bengals: Mario Alford, WR
Tennessee Titans: Tre McBridge, WR
San Francisco 49ers: Geoff Swaim, TE
Denver Broncos: Trevor Siemian, QB
San Francisco 49ers: Rory Anderson, TE
Arizona Cardinals: Gerald Christian, TE
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