I don’t know about you guys but doing mock drafts is one of my favorite things in the offseason. You head over to fantasyfootballcalculator.com and literally mock draft whenever you please. It is so convenient because you can draft whenever you’re free, pick the scoring, league size, and even what pick you would like to draft from. The more practice you get, the more prepared you get for your real drafts! In today’s article, we are going to review and breakdown my first mock draft of the young NFL offseason. The format of this draft is a 10=team league, and it’s .5 per reception. Without further ado, let’s see how money this team is. The number next to the player’s name represents what round they were drafted in.
Overall Draft Strategy: Normally in drafts, I always want at least one bell-cow RB to be the foundation piece of my team. So when I saw I had the first pick, Saquon Barkley was the easy choice. The guy was a top-RB last year with a struggling QB and OL, imagine this upcoming year if the Giants make some moves! As you could tell the WR core is absolutely loaded, possessing a ton of talent. When I get a chance to get a top TE, I’m going to take it and run with it. We saw how awful the TE were last year, getting a top player at the position may be one of the biggest advantages in fantasy this year. With the QB position as a whole absolutely loaded, I’m going to wait on QB’s all year unless players like Mahomes, Luck, Rodgers fall a round or 2 past their respected ADP. Getting Players like Mayfield and Winston in the double-digit rounds seem unfair.
Favorite Pick: Although Barkley is the appropriate answer, I’m stoked to get someone like Devonta Freeman at the beginning of round 5. this guy was the RB1 overall in 2016. With Tevin Coleman on his way out of Atlanta, this could be a huge year for Freeman. If you haven’t checked out my article on him, go check that out. He might be the biggest steal in fantasy drafts right now. He is being drafted as top-20 RB, where his upside is being a top-10 RB.
Least Favorite Pick: Keenan Allen at the end of the 2nd isn’t the most appealing to me, to be honest with you. He gets on those strides where he’s one of the most prolific fantasy WR’s out there. There are other strides where you’re like wow, this guy is really getting fewer targets than Tyrell and Mike Williams. Regardless I can’t complain too much considering how the team turned out.
Biggest Value: I don’t know how, but I got Damian Williams in the 11th round. With Kareem Hunt on the Browns now, Williams is currently locked into the starting job in one of the best offenses in the league. He had 90 yards and/or a TD in every start with the Chiefs last season, and that’s including playoffs. Depending on what the Chiefs do in the offseason, Williams ADP will eventually skyrocket.
Most Stacked Position: I think my WR’s are easily the top position on my roster in terms of deepness. You crank out the starting roster with 2 upside guys like Keenan Allen and Amari Cooper. Then we have 3 possible top-25 fantasy WR’s in Tyler Boyd and Julian Edelman to carve out a safe, reliable foundation. Take a chance on the upside of Chris Godwin was a no brainer to me as well since I already had two good WRs at the time, he could be huge in a Bruce Arians led offense.