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Fantasy Football Mock Draft Review

Ezekiel Elliott

While many fantasy football mock drafts you will see on various fantasy sites is comprised of some of the smartest fantasy players, which isn’t a bad thing, however this mock was comprised of friends from home leagues, twitter pals and a robot. And unless you play in a league full of industry analysts, this mock should give you a real snapshot into what your draft may look like.

This mock was a 12-team ½ PPR league.

Kyle’s thoughts:

I had a few initial takeaways following this draft. First, the fall of Ezekiel Elliott, Melvin Gordon and AJ Green was noticeable.The fear with these players is real among drafters. Even I opted to go with Dalvin Cook over Gordon late in round 2.

Running backs went early and often. The position comprised the first 7 picks and 13 of the first 24 picks. If you need to own a “workhorse” RB, then be ready to pull trig early.

My favorite draft was put together by “jonadams” who going RB/RB to start which is not my favorite start, but he put together a really impressive WR core. He also took Patrick Mahomes in Round 3, which is not something I would traditionally do.

Having Zeke fall to you at 5th overall is a great start. He also landed Miles Sanders in Round 6. The upside of Sanders in the Eagles offense is a RB1. There is some risk AJ Green and Golden Tate who are both going to miss some time early but Dante Pettis and Geronimo Allison have the ability to pop early, especially with the RB studs on this roster.

I love getting Vance McDonald as the TE9 who provides a ton of value and upside in a Steelers offense without Antonio Brown.

Favorite Value

I love what “Markzillaness” did in the Round 12/13 turn grabbing Delanie Walker and Jordan Reed. I don’t normally love owning two TEs at the same time but this move made a ton of sense. Both have upside assuming they can stay healthy. It gives this owner flexibility and you can drop one of the TEs when you need to attack the waiver wire.

Biggest Reach

I didn’t love the Leonard Fournette selection at the end of Round 2. It felt like a drafter who felt compelled to go RB. Personally i would have double tapped WR. If they felt the need to go RB, I would have preferred Kerryon Johnson, Marlon Mack, Aaron Jones or Devonta Freeman.

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Brian’s thoughts:

The best roster that came out of this mock was “Dontfakethefunk”. He used the 8th spot (out of 12 teams) to load up and elite WR1’s when taking Nuk and Odell with his first two selections.

After solidifying his receiver spots, he went with three straight running backs who all have very defined roles and solid floors with Aaron Jones, David Montgomery, and the if you believe the reports, receiving back Sony Michel.

With RB and WR set, Evan Engram was next followed by 2 more solid choices. He drafted Jared Goff at 10.5 which having already set his starting roster is a good place to take a QB. His next selection is starting to look like the best of the draft, Carlos Hyde!

If rumblings are true, and Andy Reid sours further on Damien Williams, we could see the resurgence of Hyde as a premier back. I loved his draft and cannot argue over any of his selections minus maybe waiting on QB, but like I stated he had already set his lineup and went with who he wanted for the position. Overall his team has the strongest combination of top end talent, solid floors, and potential upside among us twelve. 

Favorite Value

My favorite value pick has to be Tyrell Williams at pick 13.4. The Raiders signed him to a nice contract and possibly playing minus or along side Antonio Brown offer up different yet amazing upside either way.

Biggest Reach

The biggest reach is by far the Bears Defense at 10.9. I will never support drafting a defense before the last two rounds. The weekly variance in performance is too great along with so many great talents still available at positions. 

I came away from the draft realizing the “Zero RB” strategy is fading fast lol! The first 7 players drafted were running backs and half the league doubled up for their first two picks at the position.

I see wide receiver being pretty deep behind the top tier guys with value to be had near the end of drafts. The last thing is that every draft will be different and knowing the room in which you’re drafting is the edge nobody really thinks about. Use other tendencies and likes to your advantage! Mostly, have fun!

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