Ought to Austin Ekeler or Justin Jefferson go third in half-PPR codecs?

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The beginning lineup used for this mock was: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, TE, two flex spots, with six bench spots. D/ST or kickers weren’t included on this mock. All 4 of our analysts concerned subscribe to the overall concept that these two positions needs to be chosen within the ultimate rounds. For extra perception into the concepts behind drafting D/STs and kickers, join our draft guide available through the PFN Pass.

On this mock write-up, we are going to begin by analyzing our respective groups. If you wish to take a look at how the total draft performed out in actual time, you’ll find a hyperlink to the total draft board, in addition to a complete round-by-round record of choices beneath the staff evaluation.

The format of this mock noticed 4 of our analysts every choosing three totally different groups. Ian Wharton (IW) had groups 1, 5, and 9. Tommy Garrett (TG) had groups 2, 6, and 10. Ben Rolfe (BR) had groups 3, 7, and 11. Jason Katz (JK) had groups 4, 8, and 12.  

Staff 1 – IW

R1: Jonathan Taylor, RB, IND
R2: Mike Evans, WR, TB
R3: Keenan Allen, WR, LAC
R4: AJ Dillon, RB, GB
R5: Elijah Mitchell, RB, SF
R6: Joe Burrow, QB, CIN
R7: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, ARI
R8: Garrett Wilson, WR, NYJ
R9: Cole Kmet, TE, CHI
R10: George Pickens, WR, PIT
R11: Dameon Pierce, RB, HOU
R12: Jamaal Williams, RB, DET
R13: Hunter Henry, TE, NE
R14: Kendrick Bourne, WR, NE

I opted for a distinct technique after grabbing Jonathan Taylor No. 1. As an alternative of going with a again on the 2/3 flip, I felt I may nonetheless land an influence RB on the 4.12. I used to be proper. Although we regularly see AJ Dillon going within the fifth or sixth spherical, I reached to verify I bought my man. I adopted that decide with a high-upside flex choice in Elijah Mitchell. I felt this gave me an ideal core and suppleness to spherical out my roster with upside picks.

Though ready at quarterback and tight finish, I walked away with a top-five QB candidate in Joe Burrow and my favourite upside play at tight finish in Cole Kmet. Taking Kmet over Goedert was dangerous, however I needed to combine it up since I really feel like I usually find yourself with Goedert. Each are nice later-round choices.

My upside picks at receiver with DeAndre Hopkins, Garrett Wilson, and George Pickens excite me. Hopkins will push to begin as a flex and even over Keenan Allen as soon as he’s again from suspension. Wilson is the very best expertise on his offense, and Pickens has been balling out in coaching camp.

I trusted the expertise extra as this draft progressed. Since I’ve no rush to play Pickens, I used to be extra curious about his upside over Chase Claypool or a few of the extra outlined receivers out there. I ended up kicking the can on working backs till late however thought I’d be reaching for related gamers as a substitute of taking standouts at receiver.

That is my favourite roster of the three I had management of for this mock due to the energy of the top-10 gamers.

Staff 2 – TG

R1: Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR
R2: Tyreek Hill, WR, MIA
R3: Javonte Williams, RB, DEN
R4: Brandin Cooks, WR, HOU
R5: Mike Williams, WR, LAC
R6: Elijah Moore, WR, NYJ
R7: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, KC
R8: James Prepare dinner, RB, BUF
R9: Dallas Goedert, TE, PHI
R10: Tyler Boyd, WR, CIN
R11: Khalil Herbert, RB, CHI
R12: Matthew Stafford, QB, LAR
R13: Nico Collins, WR, HOU
R14: Parris Campbell, WR, IND

Whereas I’m comparatively pleased with how this staff turned out, it may have been higher with some hindsight. The primary decide was straightforward because it will get; take whoever falls between Taylor and McCaffrey.

Tyreek Hill within the second is a high-ceiling choice, as he ought to nonetheless be one of many league’s finest in Miami. Pairing Hill with Mike Williams, Brandin Cooks, and Elijah Moore permits me to begin 4 high-level WR4s in my beginning roster as this league has two flex beginning positions.

This seems to be an ideal factor as ending up with James Prepare dinner and Clyde Edwards-Helaire as my RB2 and three is lower than splendid. Prepare dinner doesn’t have a locked-in position but, and Edwards-Helaire has but to dwell as much as expectations.

The problem is the best way the board fell was not nice for RBs at this spot, leaving the WRs as the very best participant out there selections on the time. Additionally, whereas Matthew Stafford is completely effective in a 1QB league, the latest elbow injury news is barely regarding. Ideally, I hoped to snag Trey Lance, however I waited a spherical too lengthy.

Staff 3 – BR

R1: Austin Ekeler, RB, LAC
R2: Mark Andrews, TE, BAL
R3: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL
R4: Josh Jacobs, RB, LV
R5: Drake London, WR, ATL
R6: Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, DET
R7: Jalen Hurts, QB, PHI
R8: DeVonta Smith, WR, PHI
R9: Hunter Renfrow, WR, LV
R10: J.D. McKissic, RB, WAS
R11: Chase Claypool, WR, PIT
R12: Gus Edwards, RB, BAL
R13: Darrel Williams, RB, ARI
R14: Christian Watson, WR, GB

In any 1QB format, Ekeler is my third-ranked participant this 12 months, and I like to begin with an RB this early when there’s uncertainty over what comes again in Spherical 2. With the depth on the WR place, I needed to look at how a staff would look beginning RB-TE, and Andrews is the right choice for that. The benefit you get at TE by taking both Andrews or Kelce on the again finish of the second spherical is larger than some other place I may have chosen right here.

Going Elliott and Jacobs within the third and fourth rounds, respectively, was considerably an experiment to see how a three-RB staff with a TE begin would look. I like the ground of this staff with Ekeler, Elliott, and Jacobs partnered with Andrews. These three needs to be strong starters each week. It then allowed me to chase upside on the RB place later. McKissic, Edwards, and Darrel Williams are strong depth choices. Edwards and Williams are one harm away from being potential bell-cow backs later within the 12 months.

This construct left me considerably trying to find WR. Going London and St. Brown in Rounds 5 and 6 was dangerous. There’s lots of upside, however each is also streaky week to week. Nevertheless, the plan labored out properly once I may associate them with high-floor choices in DeVonta Smith and Hunter Renfrow afterward. Each have capped ceilings, however they’re additionally gamers I’m snug beginning on any given week.

Jalen Hurts at QB is a pleasant upside play. If he struggles, then I haven’t invested an excessive amount of by taking him within the seventh. In a 1QB format, so long as you might be proactive, you possibly can stream round a struggling QB, and that might be the plan with this technique. If Hurts takes the subsequent step, this worth is very nice for a possible top-five participant on the place.

Staff 4 – JK

R1: Cooper Kupp, WR, LAR
R2: Nick Chubb, RB, CLE
R3: Tee Higgins, WR, CIN
R4: DK Metcalf, WR, SEA
R5: Darren Waller, TE, LV
R6: Tony Pollard, RB, DAL
R7: Chase Edmonds, RB, MIA
R8: Tom Brady, QB, TB
R9: Robert Woods, WR, TEN
R10: Alexander Mattison, RB, MIN
R11: Chris Olave, WR, NO
R12: DJ Chark, WR, DET
R13: Kenyan Drake, RB, LV
R14: Kirk Cousins, QB, MIN

The extra mocks I do, the extra I actually just like the fourth decide. There are a transparent high 4 gamers for me this season: Taylor, McCaffrey, Kupp, and Jefferson. At 4, I’m assured certainly one of them. Since Ekeler snuck into the highest three, I used to be in a position to seize Kupp at 1.04.

Within the second spherical, I knew I wanted a working again. It was shut between Chubb and Williams, however I went with Chubb as I really feel slightly higher about him with Deshaun Watson tentatively returning in Week 7.

I like the receivers that go in Rounds 3-6, so I used to be fairly assured I wouldn’t be taking my second RB for some time. Higgins at 3.04 was precisely who I needed. At 4.09, I had hoped to get Courtland Sutton, Allen Robinson, or DJ Moore. Sadly, all three of them didn’t make it. I went with Metcalf as a result of he nonetheless has the talents to be a top-10 receiver. It might not be fairly week to week, however Metcalf is just too proficient to only be dangerous all season. He’ll have his moments, and I believe the hate has gone too far.

I used to be waffling between Metcalf and Waller at 4.09. So when Waller was there at 5.04, I jumped on the chance. The sixth spherical was a superb lesson in what occurs while you go Hero RB or, dare I say, Zero RB. There’s a big group of extensive receivers that go in Rounds 5 and 6. I would love two of them. Nevertheless, I had no alternative however to double faucet RB within the sixth and seventh rounds. Tony Pollard, Chase Edmonds, Devin Singletary, and Melvin Gordon had been my targets. I wound up getting Pollard and Edmonds, my high two guys amongst these 4.

As soon as we get previous that group of receivers and working backs, it flattens out a bit. There have been loads of guys I appreciated on the 8.09, however nobody I beloved greater than anybody I may get within the subsequent a number of rounds. So I took my quarterback in Brady.

After taking Woods at 9.04, my speedy thought was would I’ve been higher off taking St. Brown at 6.09 as a substitute of Pollard and James Robinson at 9.04 as a substitute of Woods? I’m actually undecided, however there have been sufficient backs I appreciated within the ninth spherical that it’s one thing I’ll experiment with sooner or later.

Within the double-digit rounds, I simply crammed out my roster with upside receivers and working backs. Don’t financial institution on Cousins ever being there within the 14th spherical — we simply all refused to take a second QB any sooner!

Staff 5 – IW

R1: Derrick Henry, RB, TEN
R2: Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG
R3: DJ Moore, WR, CAR
R4: Darnell Mooney, WR, CHI
R5: Jaylen Waddle, WR, MIA
R6: Justin Herbert, QB, LAC
R7: Cordarrelle Patterson, RB, ATL
R8: T.J. Hockenson, TE, DET
R9: James Robinson, RB, JAX
R10: Jahan Dotson, WR, WAS
R11: Van Jefferson, WR, LAR
R12: D’Onta Foreman, RB, CAR
R13: Deshaun Watson, QB, CLE
R14: Romeo Doubs, WR, GB

I went into this draft slot feeling I wanted two high backs in a row. I didn’t anticipate Staff 4 to go together with Kupp over a again, so I had a simple choice to go together with Derrick Henry at No. 5. Had Henry been gone, I’d’ve gone with Najee Harris. I merely had little interest in shedding my construction on this staff.

Spherical 2 introduced a number of good candidates to pair with Henry. I’d have beloved Deebo Samuel or Alvin Kamara since these had been nice values at their place. However Saquon Barkley has the upside as a receiver to assist outproduce Chubb’s floor recreation, so I took slightly little bit of a swing on Barkley.

With my backfield intact, I aggressively went after younger receivers who may steadiness catch quantity and TD variance. Barkley was already a swing, so I took one other handful of possibilities that DJ Moore would get some landing regression in 2022 and that Darnell Mooney and Jaylen Waddle would ascend. If I’m proper, this gamble may win the league.

Nonetheless touchdown Justin Herbert within the sixth spherical is a terrific end result since I almost took Lamar Jackson over Waddle. Then I made a decision to go for depth I may principally depend on. James Robinson, particularly, is a terrific wild card since he’s again in motion early. Romeo Doubs is a sneaky rookie decide who I wish to stash in each league.

Staff 6 – TG

R1: Justin Jefferson, WR, MIN
R2: Alvin Kamara, RB, NO
R3: Courtland Sutton, WR, DEN
R4: Travis Etienne, RB, JAX
R5: Dalton Schultz, TE, DAL
R6: Gabriel Davis, WR, BUF
R7: Melvin Gordon III, RB, DEN
R8: Dak Prescott, QB, DAL
R9: Rachaad White, RB, TB
R10: Julio Jones, WR, TB
R11: Jalen Tolbert, WR, DAL
R12: Alec Pierce, WR, IND
R13: Brian Robinson Jr., RB, WAS
R14: Pat Freiermuth, TE, PIT

The beginning of this staff was loading up on nothing however upside. With a typical begin of a draft going Taylor, McCaffrey, Kupp, Henry, and Ekeler in some order, drafting on the six means I get my alternative of Ja’Marr Chase or Justin Jefferson.

For me, Jefferson not solely is the extra constant receiver however has higher odds to finish the season because the WR1. Snagging Kamara, who appears unlikely to overlook time in 2022, is a perfect begin to a half-point PPR fantasy draft.

The development retains going at receiver. Courtland Sutton is my darkhorse to complete as a top-five receiver, and Gabriel Davis may have double-digit touchdowns. When wholesome, Julio Jones may very well be a high-end WR2 after placing up simply over 11 PPR factors in a run-first offense final 12 months (six wholesome video games).

Jalen Tolbert will solely path Drake London for rookie receiving yards, and Alec Pierce needs to be the Colts’ WR2. Throw in a stack with Dak Prescott and a 110+ goal TE in Dalton Schultz, and this can be a staff I’d not wish to face if all of it fell proper.

Staff 7 – BR

R1: Najee Harris, RB, PIT
R2: Deebo Samuel, WR, SF
R3: David Montgomery, RB, CHI
R4: Terry McLaurin, WR, WAS
R5: Antonio Gibson, RB, WAS
R6: Amari Cooper, WR, CLE
R7: Miles Sanders, RB, PHI
R8: Tyler Lockett, WR, SEA
R9: Michael Carter, RB, NYJ
R10: Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, DEN
R11: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, KC
R12: Trey Lance, QB, SF
R13: Kenny Golladay, WR, NYG
R14: Jameis Winston, QB, NO

These staff builds the place you alternate RB and WR by means of the primary six to eight rounds are almost at all times ones I look again on and like. It retains the 2 positions balanced and permits you to simply preserve choosing off the best choice out there at every place. The balanced nature additionally permits you to pivot in Rounds 5-8 if a worth at one other place turns into out there.

Beginning with Harris, Samuel, and Montgomery is an extremely high-floor starting. All three ought to have an enormous contact quantity relative to the place because of all of them being utilized in each the run and cross. The right component is that every one three even have a pleasant ceiling that comes with the potential for a variety of red-zone alternatives as nicely.

The center of McLaurin, Gibson, Cooper, Sanders, Lockett, and Carter is a pleasant mixture of ground and upside. With the beginning trio, I can then play matchups with this group to attempt to maximize my weekly ground and ceiling concurrently. MVS and Golladay are two high-ceiling dart throws. If each carry out to their expertise stage, this roster is stacked.

Okwuegbunam was the ultimate tight finish I felt good about, so I grabbed him in Spherical 10. At QB, Lance brings great upside this late within the draft. Nevertheless, I partnered him with a participant in Winston, who’s a strong Week 1 streaming choice in opposition to the Falcons.

Staff 8 – JK

R1: Ja’Marr Chase, WR, CIN
R2: Leonard Fournette, RB, TB
R3: Michael Pittman Jr., WR, IND
R4: Allen Robinson, WR, LAR
R5: Lamar Jackson, QB, BAL
R6: J.Okay. Dobbins, RB, BAL
R7: Devin Singletary, RB, BUF
R8: Allen Lazard, WR, GB
R9: Zach Ertz, TE, ARI
R10: Russell Gage, WR, TB
R11: Kenneth Gainwell, RB, PHI
R12: Mark Ingram II, RB, NO
R13: Okay.J. Osborn, WR, MIN
R14: Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB

It was a toss-up between Chase and Prepare dinner at 1.08. I see Chase because the clear WR3 total, and Prepare dinner lumped in additional with guys like Mixon, Fournette, and so forth. Talking of Fournette, he made it again to me at 2.05. I’m manner above consensus on Fournette so I’ll take him there each time. One more WR-RB begin for me.

In Rounds 3 and 4, I grabbed two of my favourite receivers this 12 months in Pittman and Robinson. A Chase-Pittman-Robinson extensive receiver trio is the stuff goals are made from.

Lamar Jackson was my decide at 5.08. He’s my QB2 so I like him on this spot. Nevertheless, provided that I bought Aaron Rodgers within the final spherical, I wouldn’t have made this decide. Rodgers will even by no means fall to the final spherical in an actual draft so don’t get any concepts!

Dobbins’ knee does fear me, however within the sixth spherical, I couldn’t say no. He’s a late-third/early-fourth man with out the well being considerations. I used to be additionally in a position to get Singletary at 7.08 as my RB3. He was the final of that group of 4 backs I need in that vary (Pollard, Edmonds, Gordon, and Singletary).

The eighth spherical is difficult. I took Lazard as a result of he was the best receiver on my board, however I don’t like him far more than a lot of the receivers drafted within the subsequent two rounds. It’s occasions like these the place I want buying and selling again was a factor.

I appear to get Zach Ertz within the ninth spherical very often in these mocks. I hope this can be a factor in actual drafts as a result of he’s an ideal worth there.

My ultimate 4 picks sans Rodgers had been crammed with RBs and WRs with upside, which is what we needs to be aiming for within the double-digit rounds.

Staff 9 – IW

R1: Dalvin Prepare dinner, RB, MIN
R2: Travis Kelce, TE, KC
R3: Breece Corridor, RB, NYJ
R4: Patrick Mahomes, QB, KC
R5: Marquise Brown, WR, ARI
R6: Rashod Bateman, WR, BAL
R7: Damien Harris, RB, NE
R8: Brandon Aiyuk, WR, SF
R9: Isaiah Spiller, RB, LAC
R10: Christian Kirk, WR, JAX
R11: Tyrion Davis-Worth, RB, SF
R12: Michael Gallup, WR, DAL
R13: Jameson Williams, WR, DET
R14: D’Ernest Johnson, RB, CLE

I made a decision to get considerably bizarre with this staff. I’d usually by no means go tight finish so early on this format, however I used to be lucky to begin with Dalvin Prepare dinner, and I noticed about 5 backs I used to be pleased with getting into the flip. If I needed to have Travis Kelce, that is once I needed to take him.

Pairing him with Patrick Mahomes was then additionally a should. Via my first 4 picks, I had an elite participant at three positions and nonetheless a number of high quality receivers with a strong ground and excessive ceiling. I attempted to beef up my depth after Breece Corridor with extra younger gamers who may emerge as standout starters because the season progresses. It’s additionally doable my backfield is nowhere ok to win a league if Damien Harris doesn’t preserve his job.

I’m undecided I’d need this precise roster once more because of the strain I placed on Kelce, Corridor, and Mahomes to be stellar. I can’t have an excessive amount of religion in Hollywood Brown (this was earlier than his arrest) and Rashod Bateman being two standout beginning fantasy choices. Brown may see a significant drop-off in targets after DeAndre Hopkins comes again, and Bateman is in a run-heavy offense.

Ideally, I believe I’d have taken Adam Thielen or JuJu Smith-Schuster as a substitute of Hollywood, then gone with a much less risky choice as a substitute of Bateman. The run on receivers earlier than my Bateman decide took out a number of of my targets.

I used to be blissful to land some good stashes in Isaiah Spiller and D’Ernest Johnson late, a minimum of.

Staff 10 – TG

R1: Stefon Diggs, WR, BUF
R2: CeeDee Lamb, WR, DAL
R3: James Conner, RB, ARI
R4: Cam Akers, RB, LAR
R5: Jerry Jeudy, WR, DEN
R6: Michael Thomas, WR, NO
R7: Rashaad Penny, RB, SEA
R8: Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, NE
R9: Skyy Moore, WR, KC
R10: Kadarius Toney, WR, NYG
R11: Russell Wilson, QB, DEN
R12: Dawson Knox, TE, BUF
R13: Jamison Crowder, WR, BUF
R14: David Njoku, TE, CLE

I like how this staff labored out. I at all times bought who I needed, simply in a roundabout manner. In Spherical 1, I used to be between Stefon Diggs and CeeDee Lamb. I opted for Diggs, who has averaged 18.7 PPR factors per recreation since becoming a member of the Payments. In Spherical 2, Lamb was nonetheless there for the taking.

Then, within the third, I wanted an RB after going WR/WR. I made a decision on James Conner over Cam Akers as I felt of the 2, Akers had the best probability of coming again. Even when not, I nonetheless have an RB1 who may very well be within the high three in red-zone carries. As luck would have it, Akers was there, and I add 18+ touches in one of many league’s finest offenses to my roster.

The sample continued all the best way to the twelfth spherical. I drafted Jerry Jeudy, who has moved up following the injury to Tim Patrick, and adopted with Michael Thomas, who’s wanting like an issue in Saints’ camp.

Subsequent got here two extra RBs in Rashaad Penny and Rhamondre Stevenson. I’ve Stevenson because the RB25, over his teammate Damien Harris (RB34). Penny went proper earlier than his teammate Kenneth Walker III. Certainly one of us might be proper on who’s the RB to roster in Seattle. I couldn’t inform you with certainty simply but who that might be.

Subsequent comes two dynamic receivers in Skyy Moore and Kadarius Toney. Each may very well be huge steals on this vary. In the event that they stay at the ADP when drafts occur in a couple of weeks, they are going to be targets for me in each fantasy draft I do.

Lastly, I bought my QB in Russell Wilson. Let’s trip. I added each Dawson Knox and potential breakout David Njoku. Then, I capped it off with the most affordable 100 targets you’ll find in 2022 drafts with Jamison Crowder. Since I used to be in a position to get a staff of just about nothing however gamers I used to be concentrating on, it’s cheap to say I’m very happy with the way it went regardless of the later decide.

Staff 11 – BR

R1: Joe Mixon, RB, CIN
R2: Aaron Jones, RB, GB
R3: Diontae Johnson, WR, PIT
R4: Josh Allen, QB, BUF
R5: George Kittle, TE, SF
R6: Chris Godwin, WR, TB
R7: Kenneth Walker III, RB, SEA
R8: Treylon Burks, WR, TEN
R9: Darrell Henderson, RB, LAR
R10: Tyler Allgeier, RB, ATL
R11: Jakobi Meyers, WR, NE
R12: Mecole Hardman, WR, KC
R13: Rondale Moore, WR, ARI
R14: Zamir White, RB, LV

As this draft was taking part in out, going QB and TE inside the highest 5 felt uncomfortable. It then felt like I used to be constantly chasing at each RB and WR by means of the second half of the draft. Nevertheless, once I look down the assembled roster, it performed out properly total by way of ground and ceiling choices.

The beginning of Mixon and Jones, mixed with Allen and Kittle, makes for a implausible core 4 to my roster. Every of them has a strong ground, and whereas Mixon’s ceiling is restricted, the opposite three have the power and potential to guide their respective positions. Outdoors of bye weeks, all 4 of these are locked in as starters on this roster.

WR is the priority on the roster. Nonetheless, the combo of Johnson and Godwin is actually good by way of their weekly ground. Each ought to see strong goal numbers on any given week. There may be then one other strong ground choice in Jakobi Meyers, who ought to stay a favourite goal of Mac Jones. Burks and Hardman have intriguing upside, however it might be robust to know when to begin them week to week.

The RB depth isn’t splendid, however the upside is large. Each Walker and Allgeier may have main roles as rookies, and I like the worth for each. Henderson will possible by no means be a slam-dunk choice, however he can actually have his days, particularly if Akers’ struggles from the tip of final 12 months proceed within the early weeks.

Staff 12 – JK

R1: Davante Adams, WR, LV
R2: D’Andre Swift, RB, DET
R3: Kyle Pitts, TE, ATL
R4: A.J. Brown, WR, PHI
R5: JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, KC
R6: Adam Thielen, WR, MIN
R7: Kareem Hunt, RB, CLE
R8: Kyler Murray, QB, ARI
R9: Ronald Jones II, RB, KC
R10: Nyheim Hines, RB, IND
R11: Jarvis Landry, WR, NO
R12: Marlon Mack, RB, HOU
R13: Isaiah McKenzie, WR, BUF
R14: Jerick McKinnon, RB, KC

It’s shut between 5 and 12 for my least favourite draft slot this season. There are 11 gamers I like greater than everybody else. You’ll be shocked to be taught they’re the primary 11 gamers taken on this mock.

In consequence, I went with Adams and Swift on the 1-2 flip, which is a pure security play. Neither goes to fail, however I can actually see them each underwhelming relative to what we anticipate.

On the 3-4 flip, I grabbed Pitts as a result of I must discover a solution to attempt to create an edge for myself, because it’s tough to catch any falling worth when gamers must get by actually your entire league. A.J. Brown was the best receiver on my board, and I don’t actually just like the dead-zone working backs.

The great half about choosing on the again finish is it’s the best spot for the 5-6 extensive receivers. I grabbed JuJu and Thielen, however would’ve been simply as content material with MT, Bateman, or St. Brown.

On the 7-8 flip, I wanted an RB2. Hunt was the best choice as a result of he was the most secure. Normally, I’m chasing upside, however I can take pictures on an RB2 later. Proper now, I wanted somebody I can plug in and never get me zero.

I adopted up with Kyler Murray. When a future article publishes by me entitled, “Why I’m not drafting Kyler Murray,” utterly overlook this ever occurred. On a critical word, each participant has a worth. I’m down on Murray as a result of I don’t assume he’s value a fifth-round decide. However he’s completely value an eighth-round decide.

With my ultimate six choices, I principally swung for upside with a few ground performs. Landry and Hines are protected plug-n-play choices, however additionally they have increased ceilings than their ADPs counsel. RoJo, Mack, McKenzie, and McKinnon all have varied ranges of upside. They’ll most likely find yourself on waivers early within the season, but when even one pans out, that’s an enormous win for my staff.

Spherical 1

Decide 1: Jonathan Taylor, RB, IND
Decide 2: Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR
Decide 3: Austin Ekeler, RB, LAC
Decide 4: Cooper Kupp, WR, LAR
Decide 5: Derrick Henry, RB, TEN
Decide 6: Justin Jefferson, WR, MIN
Decide 7: Najee Harris, RB, PIT
Decide 8: Ja’Marr Chase, WR, CIN
Decide 9: Dalvin Prepare dinner, RB, MIN
Decide 10: Stefon Diggs, WR, BUF
Decide 11: Joe Mixon, RB, CIN
Decide 12: Davante Adams, WR, LV

Spherical 2

Decide 1 (13): D’Andre Swift, RB, DET
Decide 2 (14): Aaron Jones, RB, GB
Decide 3 (15): CeeDee Lamb, WR, DAL
Decide 4 (16): Travis Kelce, TE, KC
Decide 5 (17): Leonard Fournette, RB, TB
Decide 6 (18): Deebo Samuel, WR, SF
Decide 7 (19): Alvin Kamara, RB, NO
Decide 8 (20): Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG
Decide 9 (21): Nick Chubb, RB, CLE
Decide 10 (22): Mark Andrews, TE, BAL
Decide 11 (23): Tyreek Hill, WR, MIA
Decide 12 (24): Mike Evans, WR, TB

Spherical 3

Decide 1 (25): Keenan Allen, WR, LAC
Decide 2 (26): Javonte Williams, RB, DEN
Decide 3 (27): Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL
Decide 4 (28): Tee Higgins, WR, CIN
Decide 5 (29): DJ Moore, WR, CAR
Decide 6 (30): Courtland Sutton, WR, DEN
Decide 7 (31): David Montgomery, RB, CHI
Decide 8 (32): Michael Pittman Jr., WR, IND
Decide 9 (33): Breece Corridor, RB, NYJ
Decide 10 (34): James Conner, RB, ARI
Decide 11 (35): Diontae Johnson, WR, PIT
Decide 12 (36): Kyle Pitts, TE, ATL

Spherical 4

Decide 1 (37): A.J. Brown, WR, PHI
Decide 2 (38): Josh Allen, QB, BUF
Decide 3 (39): Cam Akers, RB, LAR
Decide 4 (40): Patrick Mahomes, QB, KC
Decide 5 (41): Terry McLaurin, WR, WAS
Decide 6 (42): Allen Robinson, WR, LAR
Decide 7 (43): Travis Etienne, RB, JAX
Decide 8 (44): Darnell Mooney, WR, CHI
Decide 9 (45): DK Metcalf, WR, SEA
Decide 10 (46): Josh Jacobs, RB, LV
Decide 11 (47): Brandin Cooks, WR, HOU
Decide 12 (48): AJ Dillon, RB, GB

Spherical 5

Decide 1 (49): Elijah Mitchell, RB, SF
Decide 2 (50): Mike Williams, WR, LAC
Decide 3 (51): Drake London, WR, ATL
Decide 4 (52): Darren Waller, TE, LV
Decide 5 (53): Jaylen Waddle, WR, MIA
Decide 6 (54): Dalton Schultz, TE, DAL
Decide 7 (55): Antonio Gibson, RB, WAS
Decide 8 (56): Lamar Jackson, QB, BAL
Decide 9 (57): Marquise Brown, WR, ARI
Decide 10 (58): Jerry Jeudy, WR, DEN
Decide 11 (59): George Kittle, TE, SF
Decide 12 (60): JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, KC

Spherical 6

Decide 1 (61): Adam Thielen, WR, MIN
Decide 2 (62): Chris Godwin, WR, TB
Decide 3 (63): Michael Thomas, WR, NO
Decide 4 (64): Rashod Bateman, WR, BAL
Decide 5 (65): J.Okay. Dobbins, RB, BAL
Decide 6 (66): Amari Cooper, WR, CLE
Decide 7 (67): Gabriel Davis, WR, BUF
Decide 8 (68): Justin Herbert, QB, LAC
Decide 9 (69): Tony Pollard, RB, DAL
Decide 10 (70): Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, DET
Decide 11 (71): Elijah Moore, WR, NYJ
Decide 12 (72): Joe Burrow, QB, CIN

Spherical 7

Decide 1 (73): DeAndre Hopkins, WR, ARI
Decide 2 (74): Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, KC
Decide 3 (75): Jalen Hurts, QB, PHI
Decide 4 (76): Chase Edmonds, RB, MIA
Decide 5 (77): Cordarrelle Patterson, RB, ATL
Decide 6 (78): Melvin Gordon III, RB, DEN
Decide 7 (79): Miles Sanders, RB, PHI
Decide 8 (80): Devin Singletary, RB, BUF
Decide 9 (81): Damien Harris, RB, NE
Decide 10 (82): Rashaad Penny, RB, SEA
Decide 11 (83): Kenneth Walker III, RB, SEA
Decide 12 (84): Kareem Hunt, RB, CLE

Spherical 8

Decide 1 (85): Kyler Murray, QB, ARI
Decide 2 (86): Treylon Burks, WR, TEN
Decide 3 (87): Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, NE
Decide 4 (88): Brandon Aiyuk, WR, SF
Decide 5 (89): Tyler Lockett, WR, SEA
Decide 6 (90): Allen Lazard, WR, GB
Decide 7 (91): Dak Prescott, QB, DAL
Decide 8 (92): T.J. Hockenson, TE, DET
Decide 9 (93): Tom Brady, QB, TB
Decide 10 (94): DeVonta Smith, WR, PHI
Decide 11 (95): James Prepare dinner, RB, BUF
Decide 12 (96): Garrett Wilson, WR, NYJ

Spherical 9

Decide 1 (97): Cole Kmet, TE, CHI
Decide 2 (98): Dallas Goedert, TE, PHI
Decide 3 (99): Hunter Renfrow, WR, LV
Decide 4 (100): Robert Woods, WR, TEN
Decide 5 (101): James Robinson, RB, JAX
Decide 6 (102): Rachaad White, RB, TB
Decide 7 (103): Zach Ertz, TE, ARI
Decide 8 (104): Michael Carter, RB, NYJ
Decide 9 (105): Isaiah Spiller, RB, LAC
Decide 10 (106): Skyy Moore, WR, KC
Decide 11 (107): Darrell Henderson, RB, LAR
Decide 12 (108): Ronald Jones II, RB, KC

Spherical 10

Decide 1 (109): Nyheim Hines, RB, IND
Decide 2 (110): Tyler Allgeier, RB, ATL
Decide 3 (111): Kadarius Toney, WR, NYG
Decide 4 (112): Christian Kirk, WR, JAX
Decide 5 (113): Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, DEN
Decide 6 (114): Russell Gage, WR, TB
Decide 7 (115): Julio Jones, WR, TB
Decide 8 (116): Jahan Dotson, WR, WAS
Decide 9 (117): Alexander Mattison, RB, MIN
Decide 10 (118): J.D. McKissic, RB, WAS
Decide 11 (119): Tyler Boyd, WR, CIN
Decide 12 (120): George Pickens, WR, PIT

Spherical 11

Decide 1 (121): Dameon Pierce, RB, HOU
Decide 2 (122): Khalil Herbert, RB, CHI
Decide 3 (123): Chase Claypool, WR, PIT
Decide 4 (124): Chris Olave, WR, NO
Decide 5 (125): Van Jefferson, WR, LAR
Decide 6 (126): Jalen Tolbert, WR, DAL
Decide 7 (127): Kenneth Gainwell, RB, PHI
Decide 8 (128): Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, KC
Decide 9 (129): Tyrion Davis-Worth, RB, SF
Decide 10 (130): Russell Wilson, QB, DEN
Decide 11 (131): Jakobi Meyers, WR, NE
Decide 12 (132): Jarvis Landry, WR, NO

Spherical 12

Decide 1 (133): Marlon Mack, RB, HOU
Decide 2 (134): Mecole Hardman, WR, KC
Decide 3 (135): Dawson Knox, TE, BUF
Decide 4 (136): Michael Gallup, WR, DAL
Decide 5 (137): Trey Lance, QB, SF
Decide 6 (138): Mark Ingram II, RB, NO
Decide 7 (139): Alec Pierce, WR, IND
Decide 8 (140): D’Onta Foreman, RB, CAR
Decide 9 (141): DJ Chark, WR, DET
Decide 10 (142): Gus Edwards, RB, BAL
Decide 11 (143): Matthew Stafford, QB, LAR
Decide 12 (144): Jamaal Williams, RB, DET

Spherical 13

Decide 1 (145): Hunter Henry, TE, NE
Decide 2 (146): Nico Collins, WR, HOU
Decide 3 (147): Darrel Williams, RB, ARI
Decide 4 (148): Kenyan Drake, RB, LV
Decide 5 (149): Deshaun Watson, QB, CLE
Decide 6 (150): Brian Robinson Jr., RB, WAS
Decide 7 (151): Okay.J. Osborn, WR, MIN
Decide 8 (152): Kenny Golladay, WR, NYG
Decide 9 (153): Jameson Williams, WR, DET
Decide 10 (154): Jamison Crowder, WR, BUF
Decide 11 (155): Rondale Moore, WR, ARI
Decide 12 (156): Isaiah McKenzie, WR, BUF

Spherical 14

Decide 1 (157): Jerick McKinnon, RB, KC
Decide 2 (158): Zamir White, RB, LV
Decide 3 (159): David Njoku, TE, CLE
Decide 4 (160): D’Ernest Johnson, RB, CLE
Decide 5 (161): Jameis Winston, QB, NO
Decide 6 (162): Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
Decide 7 (163): Pat Freiermuth, TE, PIT
Decide 8 (164): Romeo Doubs, WR, GB
Decide 9 (165): Kirk Cousins, QB, MIN
Decide 10 (166): Christian Watson, WR, GB
Decide 11 (167): Parris Campbell, WR, IND
Decide 12 (168): Kendrick Bourne, WR, NE


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