2013 Fantasy Football: Early Mock Draft Round 6

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Who Will be the Final Two Quarterbacks Taken?

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Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

We are into the final rounds of the 2013 fantasy football early mock draft. There are very few major decisions still left to be made at this point in time. There are still two teams that haven’t taken quarterbacks yet through the first five rounds. If you want to go back and see how the draft has gone so far, here is a look at rounds one, two, three, four and five.

I would expect that the quarterbacks will finally be taken by the end of this round, but the question is which quarterbacks will those be? There are quite a few quality passers left. There is a very definite trend that you will see as the sixth round moves on. This is definitely the round where a lot of players who were injured last season make their arrival. Could it be because of those injuries that they have fallen all the way to this point or is it still the talent there?

There is a hope that those questions will be answered as round six goes on. If you are just beginning to read this now, the format is a PPR league that has a roster of one quarterback, tight end, kicker and defense along with two running backs and three wide receivers. I will be recapping each team’s draft when this concludes later this week and you can decide for yourself which team has drafted best. It is now time to begin the sixth round of this draft with a player that has had a lot of fanfare around him over the past few seasons ...

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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51. TE Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots

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Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Gronkowski slips this far due to the forearm issues. He had 55 catches for 790 yards last season but could be limited if that forearm problem isn’t resolved.

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52. WR Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants

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Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Nicks finished with 53 catches for 692 yards last season while fighting through injury problems. I would expect he gets closer to 75 catches this coming year.

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53. QB Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

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Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan threw for 4,719 yards in 2012. With the amount of weapons around him, he could come close to hitting those same numbers in 2013.

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54. RB Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders

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Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

McFadden is a player who is the ultimate sink-or-swim candidate. He had 707 rushing yards last season but could easily find himself with more than 1,300 yards in 2013.

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55. WR Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins

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Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Garcon had only 44 catches for 633 yards but fought the injury bug like many in the top half of this round of the draft. He will be counted on to be healthy and consistent.

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56. WR Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints

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Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Colston finished last season with 83 catches for 1,154 yards. This is about as solid of a pick as you can take at this point of the draft.

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57. WR Mike Wallace, Miami Dolphins

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Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Wallace has the big-play ability to help any team. After a season where he had 64 catches for 836 yards, he moved south. I wouldn’t be surprised if he passes the 1,000 yard mark in 2013.

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58. WR Greg Jennings, Minnesota Vikings

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Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

This could turn into one of the most solid picks of the draft so far. Jennings may have had just 36 catches last season for 366 yards, but has a chip on his shoulder now after changing teams.

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59. WR Eric Decker, Denver Broncos

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Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Decker may not be the favorite target of Peyton Manning this season, but he will still be quite solid. He had 85 catches for 1,064 yards in 2012.

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60. QB Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

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Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The final quarterback is taken with Griffin III. He would be a much-higher pick without the knee injury. This owner will be the luckiest person around if Griffin is ready for Week 1.

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Who Will be the Final Two Quarterbacks Taken?

qb
Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

We are into the final rounds of the 2013 fantasy football early mock draft. There are very few major decisions still left to be made at this point in time. There are still two teams that haven’t taken quarterbacks yet through the first five rounds. If you want to go back and see how the draft has gone so far, here is a look at rounds one, two, three, four and five.

I would expect that the quarterbacks will finally be taken by the end of this round, but the question is which quarterbacks will those be? There are quite a few quality passers left. There is a very definite trend that you will see as the sixth round moves on. This is definitely the round where a lot of players who were injured last season make their arrival. Could it be because of those injuries that they have fallen all the way to this point or is it still the talent there?

There is a hope that those questions will be answered as round six goes on. If you are just beginning to read this now, the format is a PPR league that has a roster of one quarterback, tight end, kicker and defense along with two running backs and three wide receivers. I will be recapping each team’s draft when this concludes later this week and you can decide for yourself which team has drafted best. It is now time to begin the sixth round of this draft with a player that has had a lot of fanfare around him over the past few seasons ...

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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51. TE Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots

gronkowski
Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Gronkowski slips this far due to the forearm issues. He had 55 catches for 790 yards last season but could be limited if that forearm problem isn’t resolved.

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52. WR Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants

nicks
Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Nicks finished with 53 catches for 692 yards last season while fighting through injury problems. I would expect he gets closer to 75 catches this coming year.

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53. QB Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

ryan
Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan threw for 4,719 yards in 2012. With the amount of weapons around him, he could come close to hitting those same numbers in 2013.

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54. RB Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders

mcfadden
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

McFadden is a player who is the ultimate sink-or-swim candidate. He had 707 rushing yards last season but could easily find himself with more than 1,300 yards in 2013.

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55. WR Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins

garcon
Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Garcon had only 44 catches for 633 yards but fought the injury bug like many in the top half of this round of the draft. He will be counted on to be healthy and consistent.

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56. WR Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints

colston
Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Colston finished last season with 83 catches for 1,154 yards. This is about as solid of a pick as you can take at this point of the draft.

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57. WR Mike Wallace, Miami Dolphins

wallace
Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Wallace has the big-play ability to help any team. After a season where he had 64 catches for 836 yards, he moved south. I wouldn’t be surprised if he passes the 1,000 yard mark in 2013.

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58. WR Greg Jennings, Minnesota Vikings

jennings
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

This could turn into one of the most solid picks of the draft so far. Jennings may have had just 36 catches last season for 366 yards, but has a chip on his shoulder now after changing teams.

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59. WR Eric Decker, Denver Broncos

decker
Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Decker may not be the favorite target of Peyton Manning this season, but he will still be quite solid. He had 85 catches for 1,064 yards in 2012.

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60. QB Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

griffin
Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The final quarterback is taken with Griffin III. He would be a much-higher pick without the knee injury. This owner will be the luckiest person around if Griffin is ready for Week 1.


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