With my draft coming up in three days and my computer working again, its mock draft time. I ran a couple last night, one on Fantasy Pros and one on RT Sports, which my league uses. I have to say, I do enjoy using Fantasy Pros Draft Wizard. I know its not as great as drafting against real people, but often I find it making better decisions than some of the people I’ve been drafting with.
Real quick, my league is a 12 team PPR, 6 points for all TDs (including passing), 1 QB 2RB 2 WR 1 TE 1 Flex 1 D/ST 1 K. 14 players total.
Anyways, he’s the results of my first Fantasy Pros mock draft:
1. Julio Jones
2. Joe Mixon
3. Damien Williams
4. Chris Godwin
5. Robby Anderson
6. David Montgomery
7. Tevin Coleman
8. Vance McDonald
9. DeSean Jackson
10. Kenny Stills
11. Ben Roethlisberger
12. Dion Lewis
13. Houston Texans
14. Stephen Gostkowski
And Fantasy Pros seemed to like this draft quite a bit:
Looking back at this 16 hours later, I feel pretty good about this draft.. I picked #7. Personally I find the RBs to be four deep with Barkley, Elliot, Kamara and McCaffrey being tier 1 players. Those guys all went, along with Davante Adams and DeAndre Hopkins before my pick. To me Julio Jones is the absolute right pick here, especially in PPR. As much as I worry about missing out on a second tier RB (Johnson, Bell, Connor), I absolutely want either a top tier RB or WR and Julio is the last one available at that point.
I think the RB position is pretty damn strong on this line up. Mixon is a clear number one option in Cincy and #2 isn’t close. Williams is the best of the bunch in a record setting Kansas City offense. Montgomery and Coleman are most likely to get the most of their teams carries as well.
WR is solid, if not super solid. The real question mark is how much does Chris Godwin break out? Godwin has been one of the most hyped up players in recent memory and for good reason. He’s extremely talented and athletic. Also Mike Evans is going to get more attention from the oppositions defense. But he is the number two guy in Tampa.
I think I reached on Vance McDonald, but I don’t regret it. I think he’s going to have a really good year. I don’t think I will have to worry about my TE position all year because of it. Sure I could have had some value and grabbing Phillip Lindsay or Marquez
Valdes-Scantling, but I won’t be starting those guys on a regular basis. Also I really like grabbing Big Ben and Vance McDonald.
Ok let’s jump to Mock Draft #2, this one against some real people.
And this is what the evaluation said:
So pretty solid again. This was also picking from #7 and in a 12 team league. This time I took the flyer on David Johnson as no WRs were picked ahead of me. I think this was the wrong call. I could have taken Dalvin Cook or some other solid options in round two and grabbed Adams in round one. Essentially I gave up a tier 1 WR for a tier 2 RB.
Also James White was a mistake as I let the clock run out…
I do like my WRs even though I passed on Adams. Thomas is almost a tier 1 and might be at the end of the season. I think Allen Robinson is a steal in the sixth round. He will be the true #1 in Chicago while guys like Jarvis Landry who is a second option and Alshon Jeffery, who has a ton of talent around him, are being drafted around him.
It’s funny how I went RB first and I don’t like what I ended up with. We see McDonald again. Big Ben got snagged super early in this draft (WTF?). While I think Lamar Jackson is going to be a worthwhile starting QB for most fantasy leagues, this one being 6 points per passing TD makes me want to avoid him. I think the Vic Fangio led Broncos defense is going to do some real damage this year as well.
Also is there another RB named Johnson I can draft?
Two down, countless more to go. I’ve got one pulled up on another tab, ready to go after I post this blog. I think this is the most prepared I have ever been for a fantasy football draft.