User Submitted Fantasy Mock Drafts: July 25th

Fantasy Football Fantasy Mock Drafts

Mock 1: Alex- Non-Dynasty and a PPR League, 10 Team Draft

Link to Mock Draft: https://fanspeak.com/fantasyotc/share.php?d=cb561cecf24f8df999886de0c3386713

YOUR PICKS
QB1
Peyton Manning (BYE: 4)

RB1
Alfred Morris (BYE: 10)

RB2
Reggie Bush (BYE: 9)

WR1
A.J. Green (BYE: 4)

WR2
Michael Crabtree (BYE: 8)

FLEX1
WR Mike Wallace (BYE: 5)

TE1
Kyle Rudolph (BYE: 10)

DEF1
Seahawks Defense (BYE: 4)

K1
Justin Tucker (BYE: 11)

BN1
RB Bernard Pierce (BYE: 11)

BN2
RB Christine Michael (BYE: 4)

BN3
WR Dwayne Bowe (BYE: 6)

BN4
RB Steven Jackson (BYE: 9)

BN5
WR Jarrett Boykin (BYE: 9)

BN6
WR Riley Cooper (BYE: 7)

 

Why I like it:

I get that quarterback is a deeper position than running back, and you can run out of quality backs pretty quickly in a fantasy draft, but it’s tough to pass up the potential of Peyton Manning. Manning absolutely dominated the fantasy football landscape last season and there is little to suggest that he won’t once again be up there among the top fantasy scorers (if not the highest). In head-to-head scoring each week you are likely to have a major advantage at the QB spot with Manning. Even other top fantasy QB’s like Brees and Rodgers will probably lose to him most weeks. In addition to Manning, this team has a lot of other strengths which should make it a top contender in most leagues. Three number 1 WR’s (Green, Crabtree and Wallace) give this team a lot of potential in a PPR league. At running back Reggie Bush has big value in a PPR format where he could easily bring in 60-75 catches and 700+ yards through the air. Alfred Morris is not a big receiving back, but he’s incredibly consistent through his first two years averaging 4.7 yards per carry. He won’t add many points due to receiving the football, but he should be good for 1,200+ yards and 7-10 TD’s on the ground. Depth on this team isn’t super strong, but Steven Jackson and Dwayne Bowe are veterans who have been big fantasy factors in the past and if they can stay healthy and get back on track they could end up being steals in this draft.

Mock 2: Cameron: Non-Dynasty, PPR League, 12 Team Draft

Link to Mock Draft: https://fanspeak.com/fantasyotc/share.php?d=56801ccccb1cb9a4e4b279a97877b564

YOUR PICKS

QB1
Tony Romo (BYE: 11)

RB1
DeMarco Murray (BYE: 11)

RB2
Marshawn Lynch (BYE: 4)

WR1
Larry Fitzgerald (BYE: 4)

WR2
Victor Cruz (BYE: 8)

FLEX1
WR Reggie Wayne (BYE: 10)

TE1
Vernon Davis (BYE: 8)

DEF1
Seahawks Defense (BYE: 4)

K1
Adam Vinatieri (BYE: 10)

BN1
WR Anquan Boldin (BYE: 8)

BN2
WR Cordarrelle Patterson (BYE: 10)

BN3
WR Jarrett Boykin (BYE: 9)

BN4
RB Darren McFadden (BYE: 5)

BN5
RB Lance Dunbar (BYE: 11)

BN6
TE Jared Cook (BYE: 4)

Why I like this Draft:

Tony Romo doesn’t get the consideration a lot of other quarterbacks get in Fantasy, but he’s a really good top signal caller to have. Last year he finished 10th among QB’s in scoring and this year he has the potential to be a nice pick-up. With Dallas having a porous defense, the Cowboys are going to have to throw the ball quite a bit to stay in football games and that means more Romo. It wouldn’t be shocking to see him in the top 5 in passing attempts at season’s end, which gives him a nice chance of being a top scorer. DeMarco Murray is a nice pick up as well as he can be a dual threat back and should do quite well in PPR formats. Marshawn Lynch (assuming he doesn’t hold out to start the season), should be a high TD guy and bring in 1,200+ yards easily. Though not a big PPR threat, Lynch posted decent receiving numbers with 36 catches 316 yards and 2 TD’s. That isn’t Charles or McCoy territory, but that is an extra 70+ points from Lynch. He might not match those numbers, but it could be close. At WR and TE, Fitzgerald, Cruz and V. Davis all have big potential, and should also really tally up the catch numbers. Reggie Wayne is a bit more a wild card, but if he’s healthy he could be an interesting play. With the emergence of T.Y. Hilton last year, defenses could start shifting their top coverage to taking him away, leaving Wayne more room to work with underneath. Wayne could end up being quite the chain mover in Indy and you know he already has the trust and faith of one of the emerging young start QB’s in the league in Andrew Luck.

Mock 3: Al : Non-Dynasty, PPR League, 14 Team Mock Draft

Link to Mock Draft: https://fanspeak.com/fantasyotc/share.php?d=3900c466dd95fe07893eadc9daec398e

 

YOUR PICKS

QB1
Tom Brady (BYE: 10)

RB1
Eddie Lacy (BYE: 9)

RB2
Andre Ellington (BYE: 4)

WR1
T.Y. Hilton (BYE: 10)

WR2
Kendall Wright (BYE: 9)

FLEX1
WR Emmanuel Sanders (BYE: 4)

TE1
Rob Gronkowski (BYE: 10)

DEF1
Buccaneers Defense (BYE: 7)

K1
Adam Vinatieri (BYE: 10)

BN1
RB Darren Sproles (BYE: 7)

BN2
WR Brian Hartline (BYE: 5)

BN3
RB Darren McFadden (BYE: 5)

BN4
QB Josh McCown (BYE: 7)

BN5
WR Jeremy Kerley (BYE: 11)

BN6
TE Travis Kelce (BYE: 6)

Why I like this Draft:

At first glance this team doesn’t look the most imposing, but remember this is a 14 team league. Things really thin out when you start getting to league sizes bigger than 12, and this team did quite well. Tom Brady is no longer the fantasy goldmine he once was, but he’s also not a guy you really want to count out. Last year the Patriots were dealing with so many injuries or new faces among his weapons that it is easy to understand why Brady’s effectiveness was down and the team relied on the run more. This year that could change and Brady could be a much better fantasy option. He probably won’t be a top 5 QB again, but it wouldn’t be shocking to see him as a top 10 fantasy QB. At running back Eddie Lacy is a complete back, who should be a workhorse in Green Bay. He will see a lot of soft fronts (think Knowshon Moreno a year ago) and should easily take advantage of that. Andre Ellington is one of the better upside plays at running back, particularly in a PPR format. Even if he doesn’t carry the ball 15-20 times a game like many expect, he should make up his touches with receptions (which can be more valuable). Sure he was selected high, but in a 14 team league the backs are going to run out if you try waiting until the 4th or 5th round. T.Y. Hilton and Kendall Wright are both 3rd year receivers who have shown really nice value in PPR formats and they could both end up being their team’s number one weapons this year. Emmanuel Sanders might not be a number 1 weapon, but if he produces just 80% of what Eric Decker produced, he’ll be a good play as a Flex option. Tight end is a bit risky here, but again with the larger league format, you are going to need to take risks. If Rob Gronkowski is mostly healthy this season (missing say no more than 3 games), then you have got a real steal here. The Bench is thin, but that isn’t too surprising and few other simulated rosters have much to work with on their bench.

 


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