2012 NFL Draft Review: NFC South

JF May 5, 2012 0

 

Doug Martin (right) could be a viable 2012 fantasy football flex option. (Photo by AP)

Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons had a boring draft for Fantasy Football players. They went OL with the first two picks and a
FB for its third pick. Those two picks will help the teams OL depth, but shouldn’t have any effect on the
teams Fantasy Football stats.

New Orleans Saints

The Saints didn’t have a 1st round pick because of the trade they made to get Mark Ingram and lost its
2nd round pick in the bounty scandal. The only pick in this year’s draft that might have some fantasy
value is the 4th round pick of Nick Toon. Toon could come in and be the teams fourth WR behind
Colston, Moore and Henderson. The only way Toon should be draft is if you have a dynasty league or
you have to start a rookie. Even then, he should have very little value this year.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bucs had a great draft. In the first round, the Bucs picked up the #1 Safety (Mark Barron) and the
#2 RB (Doug Martin). In the 2nd round they picked up Lavonte David, an OLB from Nebraska. Those 3
players should all start for the Bucs. Look for Martin to have a big impact for your fantasy football team.
LaGarrett Blount always should have been a short yardage change of pace type RB. Martin can come in
and be a three down back. Martin doesn’t have the game breaking speed, but he does everything well.
Martin could be a #3 or #4 RB on your fantasy team. Look for him to come off the board in the mid to
late rounds, depending on the scoring system and how deep your league is.

Carolina Panthers

The Panthers focused on the defensive side of the ball in this year’s draft. The only two offensive
players were OG Amini Silatolu and WR Joe Adams. Adams could be the fourth WR on the team, but has
no fantasy value.

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