Thursday, May 22, 2014

2014 NFL Draft - Round 7 - Fantasy Football Impact

Let's take a look at the offensive Fantasy Football impact of the 7th round in the NFL draft. A few diamonds in the rough, especially Johnson and Janis. Take a look!

Ted Bolser  - TE - Indiana - This ex-Hooser was selected to compete in the Washington Redskins organization as a backup. Bolser has little real dynasty fantasy value, unless injuries force him into a key role, so free agency is where you'll find him in 2014. 

Michael Campanaro  - WR - Wake Forest - The Wake Forest alum has been brought into the Ravens organization to compete for the slot position. He has some quickness, but not the explosiveness it will take to become relevant in fantasy football. He could be a wildcard if Baltimore falls in love with him but expect him to be available in free agency.

Storm Johnson  - RB - UCF - Johnson is expected to be a solid talent, originally a Miami recruit, and projected to be a 4th-5th round selection, he proved to be a very good one cut runner for UCF. He lands in a perfect situation in Jacksonville, where the expected starter (Toby Gerhart) is unproven and has been nicked up in the past. Johnson has the tools to shine and could eventually become the Jaguars starter. He will go late 2nd, early 3rd in rookie fantasy dynasty drafts.

Kiero Small  - RB - Arkansas - Small is a big dude (244 pounds) who will play fullback for the Seahawks. Unfortunately, he has to beat out a couple other young fullbacks in Seattle to get PT. Additionally, you'd be pretty stuck to carry a blocking fullback in fantasy football. The former Razorback will be a free agent in dynasty fantasy football.

Rob Blanchflower  - TE - Massachusetts - The former UMass man was selected to play in Pittsburgh as a backup tight end. He fits in perfectly with the Steelers mindset as a brawler who enjoys blocking. He'll have his chance to get on the field, but won't produce stats that help fantasy football teams, so he will be a free agent in 2014.

Jeff Janis  - WR - Saginaw Valley State - Janis is a Division II standout with rare measurables and production. He could be the steal of this draft as a Green Bay Packer if he can translate his small-school success to the field against better competition. Janis's ceiling is unlimited with the high powered Packers if he makes a splash, but could be a bust since the Packers are so deep at WR. Expect Janis to be a 5th round pick in fantasy dynasty rookie drafts.

James Wright  - WR - LSU - The ex-Tiger is a special teams star who will be able to compete for WR5-WR6 in Cincinnati. Wright will have to earn his Bengals stripes in the kicking game but is not a fantasy option at this point. He will be a free agent in 2014.

Tevin Reese  - WR - Baylor - This former Bear is a small, incredibly athletic, and explosive player. He could have some value as a slot receiver in the long run for the San Diego Chargers, but it will take a long time. Reese will be a free agent in 2014.

Jeremy Gallon  - WR - Michigan - The Michigan alum is a short, stocky, slot type receiver. Gallon may have a good chance to make the team for the New England Patriots, but will need to show explosion in the return game to do so. He'll be available in free agency.

Trey Millard  - FB - Oklahoma - This Sooner stud is a jack of all trades. He'll compliment the San Francisco offense and special teams nicely and the 49ers will appreciate his reliability. He doesn't have fantasy value and will be a free agent in all leagues.

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