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Bobby E.





Sure, there have been dozens upon dozens upon dozens of Mock Drafts released this summer from minor opinion sites through major sports organizations so why read another one? Well, first off, how accurate are those Mock Drafts now? With injuries piling up and questions still remaining about position battles, odds are that they are pretty worthless today. It makes no sense to enter into any draft that takes place before the 3rd week of pre-season starts.

Now is the time that people are getting knee deep into their drafts so below is a “mock draft” using actual draft results from 10 people who live and breathe the NFL and fantasy football. If you are still looking for an additional fantasy football league, there are Open Cash Leagues still. Feel free to use this Mock as a guide for any draft you have remaining. The scoring system is Standard (4pts for passing TD and .04 pts per passing yards, 6pts for rushing/receiving TD and .1 points for rushing/receiving yard,…). It is amazing how many people go into their draft and don’t know their scoring system. KNOW YOUR SCORING SYSTEM before your draft, people!

Round 1              Player                 

1.                           RB Eddie Lacy (GB)
2.                           RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA)
3.                           RB Adrian Peterson (MINN)
4.                           RB Le’Veon Bell (PITT)
5.                           RB Jamaal Charles (KC)
6.                           WR Dez Bryant (DAL)
7.                           RB DeMarco Murray (PHL)
8.                           TE Rob Gronkowski (NE)
9.                           WR Antonio Brown (PITT)
10.                         RB Matt Forte (CHI)        


Round 2              Player                 

1.                           RB LeSean McCoy (BUF)
2.                           RB C.J. Anderson (DEN)
3.                           RB Jeremy Hill (CIN)
4.                           WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN)
5.                           WR Odell Beckham Jr (NYG)
6.                           QB Andrew Luck (IND)
7.                           WR Julio Jones (ATL)
8.                           WR Calvin Johnson (DET)
9.                           WR A.J. Green (CIN)
10.                         WR Randall Cobb (GB)


Round 3              Player                 

1.                           QB Aaron Rodgers (GB)
2.                           RB Mark Ingram (NO)
3.                           WR Alshon Jeffery (CHI)
4.                           TE Jimmy Graham (SEA)
5.                           WR T.Y. Hilton (IND)
6.                           RB Carlos Hyde (SF)
7.                           RB Alfred Morris (WASH)
8.                           RB Lamar Miller (MIA)
9.                           RB Frank Gore (IND)
10.                         WR Emmanuel Sanders (DEN)      


Round 4              Player                 

1.                           WR Brandin Cooks (NO)
2.                           WR Mike Evans (TB)
3.                           WR Jordan Matthews (PHL)
4.                           WR Amari Cooper (OAK)
5.                           RB Justin Forsett (BAL)
6.                           RB Latavius Murray (OAK)
7.                           QB Ben Roethlisberger (PITT)
8.                           TE Greg Olsen (CAR)
9.                           WR DeSean Jackson (WASH)
10.                         WR DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)


Round 5              Player                 

1.                           RB Ameer Abdullah (DET)
2.                           RB Arian Foster (HOU)
3.                           RB Todd Gurley (STL)
4.                           WR Jeremy Maclin (KC)
5.                           WR Davante Adams (GB)
6.                           QB Peyton Manning (DEN)
7.                           WR Torrey Smith (SF)
8.                           WR Nelson Agholor (PHL)
9.                           WR Golden Tate (DET)
10.                         WR Keenan Allen (SD)


Round 6              Player                 

1.                           TE Martellus Bennett (CHI)
2.                           QB Drew Brees (NO)
3.                           WR Brandon Marshall (NYJ)
4.                           QB Tom Brady (NE)
5.                           RB Melvin Gordon (SD)
6.                           QB Russell Wilson (SEA)
7.                           RB Chris Ivory (NYJ)
8.                           RB Doug Martin (TB)
9.                           WR Devin Funchess (CAR)
10.                         RB Joseph Randle (DAL)


Round 7              Player                 

1.                           RB Darren McFadden (DAL)
2.                           WR Allen Robinson (JAX)
3.                           WR John Brown (AZ)
4.                           RB Andre’ Ellington (AZ)
5.                           TE Travis Kelce (KC)
6.                           WR Andre Johnson (IND)
7.                           RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR)
8.                           QB Tony Romo (DAL)
9.                           RB Rashad Jennings (NYG)
10.                         QB Philip Rivers (SD)


Round 8              Player                 

1.                           RB LeGarrett Blount (NE)
2.                           WR Marques Colston (NO)
3.                           RB Geovani Bernard (CIN)
4.                           WR Sammy Watkins (BUF)
5.                           TE Delanie Walker (TENN)
6.                           RB T.J. Yeldon (JAX)
7.                           WR Martavis Bryant (PITT)
8.                           WR Mike Wallace (MINN)
9.                           TE Tyler Eifert (CIN)
10.                         WR Julian Edelman (NE)


Round 9              Player                 

1.                           WR Jarvis Landry (MIA)
2.                           RB Alfred Blue (HOU)
3.                           QB Matt Ryan (ATL)
4.                           WR Markus Wheaton (PITT)
5.                           WR Charles Johnson (MINN)
6.                           WR Eddie Royal (CHI)
7.                           TE Kyle Rudolph (MINN)
8.                           WR Kenny Stills (MIA)
9.                           QB Sam Bradford (PHL)
10.                         WR Steve Smith Sr (BAL)


Round 10            Player                 

1.                           RB Tevin Coleman (ATL)
2.                           TE Owen Daniels (DEN)
3.                           RB Bishop Sankey (TENN)
4.                           QB Ryan Tannehill (MIA)
5.                           WR Vincent Jackson (TB)
6.                           RB Knile Davis (KC)
7.                           WR Anquan Boldin (SF)
8.                           WR Larry Fitzgerald (AZ)
9.                           QB Matthew Stafford (DET)
10.                         RB Joique Bell (DET)


Round 11            Player                 

1.                           TE Charles Clay (BUF)
2.                           D Houston
3.                           RB Isaiah Crowell (CLE)
4.                           RB DeAngelo Williams (PITT)
5.                           WR Leonard Hankerson (ATL)
6.                           D Seattle
7.                           TE Antonia Gates (SD)
8.                           WR Victor Cuz (NYG)
9.                           RB Shane Vereen (NYG)
10.                         WR Terrance Williams (DAL)


Round 12            Player                 

1.                           RB Devonta Freeman (ATL)
2.                           RB Ronnie Hillman (DEN)
3.                           RB Bishop Sankey (TENN)
4.                           RB Ryan Mathews (PHL)
5.                           WR Mohamed Sanu (CIN)
6.                           RB Denard Robinson (JAX)
7.                           RB C.J. Spiller (NO)
8.                           RB Jerick McKinnon (MINN)
9.                           QB Carson Palmer (AZ)
10.                         TE Jason Witten (DAL)


Round 13            Player                 

1.                           RB James Starks (GB)
2.                           D Buffalo
3.                           RB Tre Mason (STL)
4.                           WR Jerricho Cotchery (CAR)
5.                           RB Duke Johnson Jr (CLE)
6.                           RB Javorius “Buck” Allen (BAL)
7.                           WR DeVante Parker (MIA)
8.                           WR Brandon Coleman (NO)
9.                           WR Kendall Wright (TENN)
10.                        RB James Whute (NE)


Round 14            Player                 

1.                           D Miami
2.                           D Philadelphia
3.                           D Arizona
4.                           D St. Louis
5.                           QB Carson Palmer
6.                           D Minnesota
7.                           D Green Bay
8.                           D Detroit
9.                           TE Julius Thomas
10.                        D Dallas


Round 15            Player                 

1.                           K Stephen Gostkowski (NE)
2.                           K Steven Hauschka (SEA)
3.                           K Adam Vinatieri (IND)
4.                           K Cody Parker (PHL)
5.                           K Mason Crosby (GB)
6.                           K Dan Bailey (DAL)
7.                           K Justin Tucker (BAL)
8.                           K Caleb Sturgis (MIA)
9.                           K Brandon McManus (DEN)
10.                        K Chandler Catanzaro (AZ)

A few final takeaways:

  • Almost every owner opted for a single Quarterback, Tight End, Defense and Kicker. Those who used two picks on quarterbacks or tight ends had mid-tier picks at those positions and have to decide based on matchups who to start. For those that grabbed top tier quarterbacks and tight ends, they decided not to use a bench spot on a backup that wouldn’t see the field unless an injury came into play.
  • Fill-in defenses can easily be added on a weekly basis based on matchups (“streaming defenses”).
  • Grab your RB1’s backup. You don’t want to have a player injured and then face his replacement the following week in your opponent’s starting lineup.
  • Kickers should NOT be taken outside of the last round and you never need more than one.
  • Have a good feel for the Average Draft Position of each player you may want to draft to pick them at the ideal spot in the draft.


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