Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Round 4 Recap

Michael WhooleySenior Writer IAugust 18, 2009

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 03:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts drops back to pass during the AFC Wild Card Game against the San Diego Chargers on January 3, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Bruno Boys Staff Mock Draft: Round 4 Recap

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, 2009 to August 3, 2009.


4.01: Michael Whooley - Peyton Manning (Ind) - Manning in the fourth round, talk about value. Peyton has never thrown for less than 3,700 yards or 26 TDs in any season in his career and should avoid the slow start to the season he endured last year as he’s fully healthy this off-season.

4.02: Larry Joseph - Wes Welker (NE) - Welker has been extremely productive over the past two seasons. He has totaled 223 receptions over the two year span and this year Tom Brady will once again be passing the ball to him. So look for more than the three TD’s he had in ‘08. I am very happy with Welker as my WR2.

4.03: Marc Caviglia - Terrell Owens (Buf) - He might not be the T.O. of old, but snagging him as my WR2 in a start three wide out league will be a big boost for my receiving corps. The reception totals may lack but his presence in the red zone should lead to 10+ touchdowns, which is what you want out of your WR2, especially in a non-PPR league.

4.04: Chris Ziza - Brandon Marshall (Den) - With it being a start three wide receiver league, I wanted to have two that could produce solid numbers week in and week out, and that is what I got with Marshall. Granted he is a little banged up and is asking for a trade, but at this point, I feel his ceiling is worth the risk.

4.05: Kyle Smith - Dwayne Bowe (KC) - After suffering through a virtual clown college of quarterbacks over the past two seasons, Bowe finally gets to team up with a real one in Matt Cassel. And with Tony Gonzalez no longer in the picture, Bowe becomes Red Zone target number one.

4.06: Cory Steger - T.J. Houshmandzadeh (Sea) - The addition of Houshmandzadeh to Seattle will be a great one for quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who has needed a legitimate No. 1 receiver for a while now.

4.07: Jimbo Jones - Roy Williams (Dal) - Last year was last year, this year is this year. Roy Williams is the No. 1 WR on a pretty potent offense with a very capable quarterback. Terrell Owens is gone, making Williams Tony Romo’s first option among his receivers. I’ll take my chances with him as my WR2.

4.08: Ryan Hallam - Jonathan Stewart (Car) - I think we all seem to agree that DeAngelo Williams won’t repeat his 2008 numbers, and Stewart was impressive even with limited touches.  Stewart averaged an impressive 4.5 yards per carry and scored 10 times in 2008. I think his role will increase some in his second season, and he should be a great RB2.

4.09: Greg Warnock - Marshawn Lynch (Buf) - I know I have yet to pick a wide receiver, but you can never have enough running backs. Getting the most value in a fantasy draft will end up helping you in the long run. Lynch has first round talent and fell due to his suspension. Having him as my 3rd running back means I don’t have to worry about the position and can play the match-up game every week.

4.10: Dominic Brown - Darren McFadden (Oak) - I’m delighted McFadden was still available with this pick. Someone should dust off a seat in the top ten because there’s a good chance he’ll be sitting there by the end of the season.