Fantasy Mock Draft: Jamaal Charles in the Third Round? I'd Yes Sir

John GustafsonContributor IMay 19, 2010

DENVER - JANUARY 03: Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs rushes against the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field at Mile High on January 3, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Tuesday, 5/18 Draft done at MockDraftCentral.com—16 rounds, picked 8th

You can find the full draft results here  

I omitted my picks in the 15th and 16th round as I took a draft-mandated kicker and defense. Both positions have no relevance in a mock this early in the fantasy season.

2010 Fantasy Football Mock Draft:

1 - Andre Johnson
2 - Reggie Wayne
3 - Jamaal Charles
4 - Sidney Rice
5 - Felix Jones
6 - Jermichael Finley
7 - Brett Favre
8 - Wes Welker
9 - LenDale White
10 - Antonio Bryant
11 - Michael Bush
12 - Demaryius Thomas
13 - Tashard Choice
14 - Chester Taylor

Potential starting lineup

QB - Brett Favre
RB1 - Jamaal Charles
RB2 - Felix Jones
WR1 - Andre Johnson
WR2 - Reggie Wayne
WR3 - Sidney Rice
TE - Jermichael Finley

Flex option:

Wes Welker

Antonio Bryant

Lendale White

Michael Bush

Demaryius Thomas


This team is fantasy dynamite, but it is loaded with question marks. If Brett Favre doesn't come back, then my QBs are shot. Favre not coming back also kills the value of his would-be primary wideout Sidney Rice. I'd love to get Rice in the fourth round if Favre comes back.

If Favre doesn't come back, then I likely won't be picking Rice at all this year.

At RB, Charles is coming off surgery. I'm not worried about it now, but I will start to worry about it if the subject keeps coming up. I'm skeptical about whether or not he can stay healthy throughout the entire season given his size, but then again Chris Johnson is built similarly and killed it last year while taking on one of the heaviest workloads in the NFL.

I've always liked Felix Jones, but his inability to stay healthy is about as well known as his ability to break off long plays. In the fifth round, I thought it was worth the risk. The rest of the RBs are spot starters and handcuffs.

If this were a real draft, I'd be pumped about this team, assuming Favre was coming back. I love the upside of the RBs and feel there is enough depth to fill in should my two starters not meet expectations.

The WRs are stacked. I know Welker is returning from a brutal knee injury, but with all the other options I have at WR, I wouldn't need him, and anything he could do would be a bonus. If he returns 100 percent then, I just drafted myself some fine trade bait.

Bryant and Thomas are solid bye week fill-ins and should be decent points per reception guys.

Overall grade

If Favre comes back: A

If Favre doesn't come back: C-


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