Jake Ballard 2013 Season Outlook
Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:58 PM
Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:44 PM
he should definitely be on the sleeper radar pending more news on the gronk/hernandez front. it's not out of the question that he is starting week 1 at this point, assuming he's healthy.
just don't get your hopes up. he's nowhere near Gronk/Rudolph in terms of talent. could be a decent bet for 8-10 TDs tho.
Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:59 PM
Draft currently in progress in the "Your League" Forum.
QB: Colin Kaepernick
RB1: Giovani Bernard
RB2: Bishop Sankey
WR1: Jeremy Maclin
WR2: Terrance Williams
W/R/T: Stevan Ridley
W/R/T: DeAndre Hopkins
TE: Rob Gronkowski
D/ST: St. Louis Rams
Bench: Zach Ertz, Eric Ebron, Dexter McCluster, Charles Sims
Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:39 PM
RW Mock Real League - 14 team, 6 point all TDs, .5 ppr(slow drafting)
QB: Philip Rivers
RB1: Reggie Bush
RB2: Pierre Thomas
WR1: Dez Bryant
WR2: Jordy Nelson
W/R/T: Alshon Jeffery
W/R/T: Cecil Shorts III
TE: Jason Witten
DST: Cincinnati Bengals/Arizona Cardinals
Bench: Travaris Cadet, Ahmad Bradshaw, Mike Tolbert, James Starks, Brian Quick
Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:25 AM
Could be looking at low-end TE1 material with Hernandez getting cut and the Patriots weak WR core.
In ESPN standard scoring, Brandon Myers finished 10th among TEs last season with 97 points (806 yards, 4 TDs, no fractional scoring), so I don't think it's much of a stretch.
Edited by ZidaneValor, 26 June 2013 - 10:27 AM.
Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:45 AM
Rotoworld Mock Draft Real League - 12-Team PPR (Teamname: "Maniac Allstars"):
QB: Andrew Luck
WR1: Calvin Johnson - WR2: Torrey Smith - Bench: Josh Gordon, Chris Givens, Ryan Broyles
RB1: Mikel LeShoure - RB2: Dexter McCluster - Bench: Montario Hardesty, Kevin Smith
TE: Dennis Pitta
FLEX: Tony Gonzalez
K: Greg Zuerlein
Posted 29 June 2013 - 03:52 AM
Jimmy Graham is far atop the pile with Gronk as a question mark.
Ballard is a steady, overachiever type and a reasonable bye week/injury fill in.
Not sure I would be comfortable leaning on him as anything more than that, but also not sure what Belichick has in mind for this upcoming season on offense... should be interesting.