Fantasy Football Standard Scoring Mock Draft: Round 2 Recap

Michael WhooleySenior Writer IAugust 16, 2009

HOUSTON - DECEMBER 28:  Steve Slaton #20 of the Houston Texans is tackled short of the goal line by Danieal Manning #38 of the Chicago Bears during the second half at the Reliant Stadium December 28, 2008 in Houston, Texas.  The Texans won 31-24.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Consisting of nine members of the Bruno Boys Fantasy Football Staff, along with guest columnist, Ryan Hallam, from Fighting Chance Fantasy, the Bruno Boys Mock Draft was a 14-round affair based on a standard scoring league (Pass TDs - 4 points, All Other TDs - 6 points).

Outside of having to field a starting line-up occupied by 1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 TE, 1 K, and 1 D, owners were free to compile their rosters any way in which they pleased.

All commentary after each pick is provided by the Bruno Boys staff member who made the pick. The draft was conducted over email and took place from July 13 to Aug. 3, 2009.



2.01: Michael Whooley - Larry Fitzgerald (Ari) - Fitz was a lock to get you 10+ fantasy points each week in ‘08, and with nothing changing in Arizona, he should do the same in ‘09.

2.02: Larry Joseph - Steve Slaton (Hou) - I am thrilled to grab Slaton with my second round pick. He is the primary back for one of the best young offenses in the league in which he should top 300 touches for more than 1,500 total yards with near double-digit TD’s.

2.03: Marc Caviglia - Clinton Portis (Was) - Tough call since I already own Westbrook, who is injury prone, but a healthy Portis means 330+ carries and tons of opportunities for fantasy points.

2.04: Chris Ziza - Brandon Jacobs (NYG) - While he seems to be a tad injury-prone, he has made it his goal to play in all 16 games this year. Over 1,000 yards rushing, 15 touchdowns and 57 first downs last year tells me he is going to be a stud one day. Hopefully, it will be this year.

2.05: Kyle Smith - Marion Barber (Dal) - Marion is a much cooler Barbarian than Conan, mostly because his hair is way better. Oh, and he, also, scores bucketfuls of touchdowns and isn’t a bad receiver out of the backfield. How he lasted this long is beyond me, but I’m happy he did.

2.06: Cory Steger - Drew Brees (NO) - I can give you 5,069 reasons why Drew Brees is the best QB option out there heading into 2009. With Brees as my signal caller, I’m set at the position for 16 of the 17 weeks of the season.

2.07: Jimbo Jones - Kevin Smith (Det) - Kevin Smith finally got going at the end of the season last year and that should springboard him to a productive 2009 season. I also like the fact that he has virtually no handcuff or RBBC.

2.08: Ryan Hallam - Andre Johnson (Hou) - 115 catches, over 1,500 yards, nearly double-digit touchdowns, what’s not to like?  The guy is a beast and is an elite receiver.

2.09: Greg Warnock - Ryan Grant (GB) - If he plays 2009 the way he did in the second half of 2008, then I have gotten a steal at the end of the second round. A holdout last year really hurt his start to the year in 2008.

With that not being a problem in 2009, I expect Grant to total nearly 1,400 yards rushing and 8-10 touchdowns. Not bad for a RB2.

2.10: Dominic Brown - Calvin Johnson (Det) - No matter who’s throwing the ball to Megatron at the start of the season, his freakish athleticism and talent will allow for him to catch anything that’s thrown his way. He’s a lock for double-digit TDs in 2009.


Round 2 Mock Draft