Fanspeak Fantasy Football: 16 Team PPR Mock Draft

August 21, 2013 in Fantasy Mock Drafts



By Staff Writer Ryan Gerrity – Twitter: @RyanGerrity:

This league is very complicated because it is a Point Per Reception league but it is also 6 points for a touchdown pass, and points are awarded for quarterback rating.  Obviously quarterbacks are valued very highly in this type of league and which is why Aaron Rodgers was selected third overall in the draft.  This league is also very deep with 16 teams, snake style draft so after the 5th round, you are really starting to reach down the depth charts.  I was the 7th overall pick in this draft and I will discuss each pick in the draft below.

Pick

Round 1

1

Peterson, Adrian RB MIN

2

Foster, Arian RB HOU 

3

Rodgers, Aaron QB GB

4

Johnson, Calvin WR DET

5

Rice, Ray RB BAL

6

Charles, Jamaal RB KC

7

Martin, Doug RB TB

8

Lynch, Marshawn RB SEA

9

Brees, Drew QB NO

10

Richardson, Trent RB CLE 

11

Spiller, C.J. RB BUF

12

McCoy, LeSean RB PHI

13

Morris, Alfred RB WAS

14

Forte, Matt RB CHI

15

Ridley, Stevan RB NE

16

Manning, Peyton QB DEN

 

Round 1

Doug Martin fell to me for the 7th overall pick.  He is one of the only running backs in the league that is still going to get 80% of the touches for their team.  During his last preseason game he took a knee to the head, but he is alright and it is not a concussion.  He will not miss any miss games.

 

Pick

Round 2

1

Green, A.J. WR CIN 

2

Jones, Julio WR ATL 

3

Jackson, Steven RB ATL

4

Brady, Tom QB NE 

5

Bryant, Dez WR DAL

6

Bush, Reggie RB DET

7

Sproles, Darren RB NO

8

Johnson, Chris RB TEN

9

Newton, Cam QB CAR

10

Marshall, Brandon WR CHI 

11

Thomas, Demaryius WR DEN

12

Johnson, Andre WR HOU

13

Ryan, Matt QB ATL

14

Cruz, Victor WR NYG

15

Kaepernick, Colin QB SF

16

Jones-Drew, Maurice RB JAC

 

Round 2

Brandon Marshall was targeted on over 55% on the passing plays for the Bears last year and I expect that to continue this year with new head coach Trestman.  He will get over 150 targets again this year, and could be a red zone threat.

Pick

Round 3

1

Fitzgerald, Larry WR ARI

2

White, Roddy WR ATL

3

Welker, Wes WR DEN

4

Jackson, Vincent WR TB

5

Wayne, Reggie WR IND 

6

Cobb, Randall WR GB

7

Graham, Jimmy TE NO

8

Gore, Frank RB SF

9

McFadden, Darren RB OAK

10

Colston, Marques WR NO 

11

Wallace, Mike WR MIA

12

Amendola, Danny WR NE

13

Nelson, Jordy WR GB 

14

Smith, Steve WR CAR

15

Wilson, Russell QB SEA

16

Vereen, Shane RB NE

 

Round 3

Jimmy Graham is the best tight end in the league period.  With Head Coach Sean Payton coming back the Saints will be a continuous scoring machine and Graham is always a target in the red zone.  I do not think this is too early to take a tight end especially in a PPR league.

Pick

Round 4

1   

Bowe, Dwayne WR KC

2

Nicks, Hakeem WR NYG 

3

Brown, Antonio WR PIT

4

Smith, Torrey WR BAL

5

Stafford, Matthew QB DET

6

Luck, Andrew QB IND 

7

Romo, Tony QB DAL

8

Harvin, Percy WR SEA 

9

Mendenhall, Rashard RB ARI 

10

Wilson, David RB NYG

11

Griffin III, Robert QB WAS 

12

Manning, Eli QB NYG

13

Murray, DeMarco RB DAL

14

Bernard, Giovani RB CIN

15

Decker, Eric WR DEN

16

Dalton, Andy QB CIN

 

Round 4

At this point in the draft I have a running back, wide receiver, and tight end and I wanted to insure the other running back position.  I could have taken a Bernard or Murray, but Wilson is the #1 back in NY and he has the potential to make some big plays if he learns how to pass protect.

Pick

Round 5

1

Garcon, Pierre WR WAS

2

Jackson, DeSean WR PHI

3

Jones, James WR GB

4

Miller, Lamar RB MIA

5

Ball, Montee RB DEN

6

Mathews, Ryan RB SD

7

Austin, Tavon WR STL

8

Britt, Kenny WR TEN

9

Gonzalez, Tony TE ATL

10

Johnson, Steve WR BUF 

11

Witten, Jason TE DAL

12

Hilton, T.Y. WR IND

13

Gronkowski, Rob TE NE 

14

Davis, Vernon TE SF

15

Bradshaw, Ahmad RB IND 

16

Austin, Miles WR DAL

 

Round 5

If you listen to Fanspeak Fantasy Football you know I am a Tavon Austin fan.  I believe that the Rams will find ways to get him the ball and he will have over 60 receptions this year.  Austin is also a threat running the ball, and in the return game.  Could be in the top 15 of fantasy wide receivers at the end of this year.

Pick

Round 6

1

Williams, DeAngelo RB CAR

2

Rudolph, Kyle TE MIN

3

Moore, Denarius WR OAK

4

Bell, Le'Veon RB PIT 

5

Ivory, Chris RB NYJ 

6

Boldin, Anquan WR SF

7

Gates, Antonio TE SD

8

Jennings, Greg WR MIN

9

Gordon, Josh WR CLE 

10

Lacy, Eddie RB GB 

11

Finley, Jermichael TE GB

12

49ers DST SF

13

Tate, Golden WR SEA

14

Jeffery, Alshon WR CHI

15

Brown, Andre RB NYG

16

Williams, Mike WR TB

 

Round 6

The Green Bay Packers running back situation is very tricky but Lacy right now looks like the front-runner ahead of Starks and Franklin.  If Lacy doesn’t become the starter for the Pack, he will at least be a third down and goal line back which makes his value go up as a Flex player.

Pick

Round 7

1

Olsen, Greg TE CAR

2

Cook, Jared TE STL

3

Seahawks DST SEA

4

Bengals DST CIN

5

Heyward-Bey, Darrius WR IND

6

Shorts, Cecil WR JAC 

7

Texans DST HOU

8

Bears DST CHI

9

Moore, Lance WR NO

10

Ravens DST BAL

11

Broncos DST DEN

12

Patriots DST NE

13

Rams DST STL

14

Steelers DST PIT

15

Falcons DST ATL

16

Myers, Brandon TE NYG

 

Round 7

This is a bit early to take a defense but defenses started to come off the board and I did not want to get stuck with a defense that is out of the top 5 because defenses score a lot of points in this league.  The Texans defense has the potential with Watt, Cushing, and their secondary to create a lot of turnovers this year.

Pick

Round 8

1

Browns DST CLE

2

Jackson, Fred RB BUF

3

Cutler, Jay QB CHI

4

Randle, Rueben WR NYG

5

Sanders, Emmanuel WR PIT

6

Green-Ellis, BenJarvus RB CIN

7

Floyd, Michael WR ARI

8

Packers DST GB

9

Hartline, Brian WR MIA

10

Hopkins, DeAndre WR HOU

11

Buccaneers DST TB

12

Vick, Michael QB PHI

13

Bennett, Martellus TE CHI

14

Richardson, Daryl RB STL

15

Giants DST NYG

16

Cardinals DST ARI

 

Round 8

DeAndre Hopkins is the #2 wide receiver for Houston, but he prepares like he is the #1.  Hopkins has looked very good this preseason already and his value rises in PPR leagues because he will not get double coverage because Andre Johnson will attract the safety leaving Hopkins 1 on 1 with cornerbacks.

Pick

Round 9

1

Woodhead, Danny RB SD

2

Hillman, Ronnie RB DEN

3

Ballard, Vick RB IND 

4

Blackmon, Justin WR JAC 

5

Pettigrew, Brandon TE DET

6

Brown, Bryce RB PHI

7

Freeman, Josh QB TB

8

Davis, Fred TE WAS

9

Sanu, Mohamed WR CIN

10

Roethlisberger, Ben QB PIT 

11

Rice, Sidney WR SEA 

12

Thomas, Pierre RB NO 

13

Smith, Geno QB NYJ 

14

Gostkowski, Stephen K NE

15

Broyles, Ryan WR DET

16

Powell, Bilal RB NYJ

 

Round 9

Like I previously stated in the beginning of this draft quarterbacks are very valued in this league.  I waited too long for a quarterback because I was going into this draft with the idea of “quantity over quality” by selecting position players that touch the ball a lot.  Josh Freeman has potential to throw 25 touchdowns this year, but he also has the potential to throw 15 interceptions.  This is my least favorite pick in the draft by far.

Pick

Round 10

1

Thompkins, Kenbrell WR NE

2

Bryant, Matt K ATL

3

Floyd, Malcom WR SD

4

Dawson, Phil K SF

5

Daniels, Owen TE HOU

6

Walsh, Blair K MIN

7

Stewart, Jonathan RB CAR 

8

Prater, Matt K DEN

9

Tate, Ben RB HOU

10

Pierce, Bernard RB BAL 

11

Givens, Chris WR STL

12

Taylor, Stepfan RB ARI

13

Ingram, Mark RB NO

14

Franklin, Johnathan RB GB

15

Bradford, Sam QB STL

16

Wright, Kendall WR TEN

 

Round 10

Bernard Pierce is a top 3 back up running back in this league and the way the Ravens have used this preseason show that he is going to be getting a lot of touches this year.  If Ray Rice gets hurt, Pierce will be able to handle all of those carries, he also is going to be getting a lot of carries on the goal line because he is the bigger running back.

Pick

Round 11

1

Janikowski, Sebastian K OAK

2

Hartley, Garrett K NO

3

Flacco, Joe QB BAL

4

Schaub, Matt QB HOU

5

Vinatieri, Adam K IND

6

Stacy, Zac RB STL

7

Bullock, Randy K HOU

8

Forbath, Kai K WAS

9

Bailey, Stedman WR STL

10

McCluster, Dexter WR KC

11

Little, Greg WR CLE

12

Rivers, Philip QB SD

13

Rodgers, Jacquizz RB ATL

14

Tannehill, Ryan QB MIA

15

Pead, Isaiah RB STL 

16

Leshoure, Mikel RB DET

 

Round 11

A kicker in round 11? Yes.

Pick

Round 12

1

Williams, Ryan RB ARI 

2

Reece, Marcel RB OAK

3

Tolbert, Mike RB CAR 

4

Streater, Rod WR OAK

5

Tucker, Justin K BAL

6

Smith, Alex QB KC

7

Greene, Shonn RB TEN

8

Palmer, Carson QB ARI

9

Locker, Jake QB TEN

10

Weeden, Brandon QB CLE

11

Davis, Knile RB KC

12

LaFell, Brandon WR CAR

13

Dobson, Aaron WR NE

14

Robinson, Denard RB JAC

15

Jones, Jacoby WR BAL

16

Ponder, Christian QB MIN

 

Round 12

I needed a back up quarterback and Weeden was the last started on the board besides Gabbert.  If there is any position that I would trade for it would be for a quarterback which is why I selected a lot of position players in the first 6 rounds.

Pick

Round 13

1

Bell, Joique RB DET

2

Kerley, Jeremy WR NYJ

3

Dickson, Ed TE BAL 

4

Akers, David K DET

5

Holmes, Santonio WR NYJ 

6

Zuerlein, Greg K STL

7

Cooper, Riley WR PHI

8

Hunter, Kendall RB SF 

9

James, LaMichael RB SF

10

Bush, Michael RB CHI

11

Woods, Robert WR BUF

12

Patterson, Cordarrelle WR MIN

13

Burleson, Nate WR DET

14

Wheaton, Markus WR PIT

15

Moss, Santana WR WAS

16

Cowboys DST DAL

 

Round 13

I felt that in round 13 getting Riley Cooper was a steal.  Yes, he has had some off the field issues, but with Jeremy Maclin getting hurt, Cooper is going to take that role of the #2 wide receiver.  Vick was also named the starter for the Eagles this week and he is very comfortable with throwing the ball in Cooper’s direction.  Cooper could be a very good red zone threat this year with his size over cornerbacks.

Pick

Round 14

1

Skipped Pick

2

Flynn, Matt QB OAK

3

Moreno, Knowshon RB DEN

4

Lewis, Marcedes TE JAC

5

Jennings, Rashad RB OAK

6

Turbin, Robert RB SEA 

7

Bailey, Dan K DAL

8

Stephens-Howling, LaRod RB PIT

9

Bess, Davone WR CLE

10

Riddick, Theo RB DET

11

Manuel, EJ QB BUF

12

Helu, Roy RB WAS

13

Eifert, Tyler TE CIN

14

Gould, Robbie K CHI

15

Keller, Dustin TE MIA

16

Randle, Joseph RB DAL

 

Round 14

Theo Riddick is not going to play a lot this year because he is a rookie and is the #3 running back for the Lions.  Riddick is a deep sleeper for a PPR league especially a big league like this one.  The Lions offense is up tempo and will continue to throw to their backs out of the backfield.

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