I'm reviewing the fantasy notables from the first round of the SBNation NFL Mock Draft - the mock draft where some of the NFL's most knowledgeable bloggers make the choices, not guys like Matt Millen. Part one of my review of my review is here.
#14 - Chicago Bears - RB Rashard Mendenhall, Illinois. Bears fans would no doubt argue over this pick: yes, Cedric Benson has stunk but the team needs more help in other places. For fantasy owners, this selection wouldn't cause an argument at all. It's a terrible pick. Mendenhall would share time with Benson and there's no guarantee that Mendenhall would end up with the lion's share of the carries either. How does 120 carries for the season sound? So that would be another top rookie RB dragged down by having to share time. Yuck.
#18 - Houston Texans - RB Johnathan Stewart, Oregon. Now THIS is how fantasy owners want to see a running back drafted! Stewart is a monster who will not only run over the opposition, but over any other RB on the Texans' depth chart. Ahman Green? Chris Brown? Bah! Stewart would be a Top 20 fantasy running back on this team. Maybe Top 12.
#19 - Philadelphia Eagles - WR Limas Sweed, Texas. Here's another great pick for fantasy players. While Sweed would be only a borderline fantasy starter, he would have a huge effect on the fantasy production of Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook. Sweed would give McNabb the big receiver he needs (especially if Sweed can catch over the middle) and takes defensive pressure off of Westbrook. I love this pick.