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Footballguys Staff Mock Draft 12, 12 team IDP, PPR

On August 17th, the Footballguys staff got together for their 12th draft of 2016. A 32-round IDP mock draft. Our Dan Hindery provides an unbiased summary of each team's draft.

On August 17th, the Footballguys staff completed a 12-team 32-round IDP, PPR mock draft. Below are the league's scoring and bylaws. Our Dan Hindery provides an unbiased summary of each team's picks and strategies. 

League Parameters

  • 12 teams
  • 32 roster spots
  • Starting Lineup
    • 1 quarterback
    • 2 running backs
    • 3 wide receivers
    • 1 tight end
    • 1 offensive flex (running back, wide receiver, or tight end)
    • 1 defensive tackle
    • 2 defensive ends
    • 3 linebackers
    • 2 cornerbacks
    • 2 safeties
    • 1 defensive flex (defensive tackle, linebacker, cornerback or safety)

League Scoring

  • Offensive Players
    • 4 points - passing touchdown
    • 6 points - rushing/receiving touchdown
    • 1 point - reception
    • 0.04 points - passing yard
    • 0.1 points - rushing/receiving yard
  • Individual Defensive Players
    • 10 points - safety
    • 6 points - defensive or return touchdown
    • 6 points - blocked field goal
    • 6 points - blocked punt
    • 6 points - blocked extra point
    • 5 points - sack
    • 4 points - defensive interception
    • 3 points - fumble recovery
    • 3 points - forced fumble
    • 2 points - tackle
    • 1 point - assist
    • 2 points - pass defensed

The Draft Order

The draft order was randomly generated. After the first round, the draft continues in a regular serpentine manner. Click here for the Full Draft, pick by pick or Rosters - Grid View

1. Cian Fahey
2. Mark Wimer
3. Devin Knotts
4. Aaron Rudnicki
5. Justin Howe
6. Jene Bramel
7. Daniel Simpkins
8. John Norton
9. Matt Bitonti
10. Jeff Haseley
11. Sigmund Bloom
12. Matt Waldman

Starting with Cian Fahey from the 1.01 spot, we will go over each person's selections in the mock draft.

Cian Fahey - slot 1

PICK OVERALL POS PLAYER TEAM
1.01 1 WR Antonio Brown PIT
2.12 24 LB Khalil Mack OAK
3.01 25 LB Von Miller DEN
4.12 48 RB LeSean McCoy BUF
5.01 49 RB Thomas Rawls SEA
6.12 72 WR Kevin White CHI
7.01 73 WR Sterling Shepard NYG
8.12 96 WR Stefon Diggs MIN
9.01 97 DE Robert Quinn RAM
10.12 120 LB Anthony Barr MIN
11.01 121 QB Philip Rivers SDC
12.12 144 LB Stephone Anthony NOS
13.01 145 TE Antonio Gates SDC
14.12 168 RB Jay Ajayi MIA
15.01 169 TE Charles Clay BUF
16.12 192 S Earl Thomas SEA
17.01 193 RB Theo Riddick DET
18.12 216 CB Patrick Peterson ARI
19.01 217 CB Richard Sherman SEA
20.12 240 DT Malik Jackson JAC
21.01 241 DE Danielle Hunter MIN
22.12 264 QB Tony Romo DAL
23.01 265 TE Hunter Henry SDC
24.12 288 RB C.J. Prosise SEA
25.01 289 S Darian Thompson NYG
26.12 312 WR Kenny Britt RAM
27.01 313 WR Kendall Wright TEN
28.12 336 DE Chris Long NEP
29.01 337 S Kevin Byard TEN
30.12 360 CB Jason Verrett SDC
31.01 361 TE Kyle Rudolph MIN
32.12 384 LB Justin Houston KCC

OVERALL STRATEGY Cian Fahey

Balanced

Best Pick

LeSean McCoy (4.12). McCoy is positioned to have a big season in Buffalo if he can just stay healthy for 16 games. The Bills are likely to lean on their ground game and McCoy should see 20 touches per game. He has the talent to produce strong RB1 numbers with that type of volume.

Worst Pick

Von Miller (3.01). Miller does not produce enough tackles to put up big IDP numbers at the LB position. This is almost a wasted pick as Miller may not even be a weekly starter in this format.

Evaluation

Cian’s offensive roster is lacking elite players due to his using two of his three premium picks on defensive players. He may not get enough bang for the buck from those selections.

Mark Wimer - slot 2

PICK OVERALL POS PLAYER TEAM
1.02 2 WR Julio Jones ATL
2.11 23 WR Jordy Nelson GBP
3.02 26 LB Lavonte David TBB
4.11 47 RB Latavius Murray OAK
5.02 50 QB Aaron Rodgers GBP
6.11 71 TE Travis Kelce KCC
7.02 74 TE Coby Fleener NOS
8.11 95 RB Ryan Mathews PHI
9.02 98 WR Devin Funchess CAR
10.11 119 WR Kamar Aiken BAL
11.02 122 DE Everson Griffen MIN
12.11 143 RB Rashad Jennings NYG
13.02 146 WR Willie Snead NOS
14.11 167 LB Jerrell Freeman CHI
15.02 170 TE Clive Walford OAK
16.11 191 S Malcolm Jenkins PHI
17.02 194 WR Rishard Matthews TEN
18.11 215 CB Bashaud Breeland WAS
19.02 218 QB Matthew Stafford DET
20.11 239 RB LeGarrette Blount NEP
21.02 242 S Kenny Vaccaro NOS
22.11 263 LB James Laurinaitis NOS
23.02 266 WR Tyrell Williams SDC
24.11 287 DE Kasim Edebali NOS
25.02 290 CB Vernon Hargreaves TBB
26.11 311 RB Josh Ferguson IND
27.02 314 CB Prince Amukamara JAC
28.11 335 S Keanu Neal ATL
29.02 338 DT Sen\'Derrick Marks JAC
30.11 359 DT Steve Mclendon NYJ
31.02 362 LB Brian Cushing HOU
32.11 383 DE Mario Addison CAR

OVERALL STRATEGY Mark Wimer

QB/TE early

Best Pick

Rashad Jennings (12.11) Jennings somewhat quietly took on a workhorse role in the Giants offense down the stretch of the 2015 season. In the final quarter of the 2015 season, Jennings was a top-five running back. He looks poised to maintain that role heading into 2015 and has sneaky RB1 upside in what should be an explosive Giants offense. Brian Cushing (31.02) also looks like a potential late-round steal. He is fully healthy for the first time in years and was flying around making plays in preseason action with six tackles in just over a quarter against the Saints.

Worst Pick

Travis Kelce (6.11) and Coby Fleener (7.02). While the value was solid on both of these guys purely as tight ends, Mark should have picked one or the other and then moved on to another position. Neither player profiles as a strong flex and that is what Mark has to be banking on when drafting both. Even in a relatively strong 2015 season, Kelce averaged just 11 points per game and was not a strong flex option. Players like Emmanuel Sanders (8.05) and Michael Crabtree (9.05) were much better flex options.

Evaluation

Using three of his top seven picks on QB or TE left him weak at RB and DL. He may be able to overcome those challenges if Rashad Jennings or Ryan Mathews is able to exceed expectations and stay healthy.

Devin Knotts - slot 3

PICK OVERALL POS PLAYER TEAM
1.03 3 WR Odell Beckham NYG
2.10 22 WR Brandon Marshall NYJ
3.03 27 DE J.J. Watt HOU
4.10 46 TE Jordan Reed WAS
5.03 51 RB Carlos Hyde SFO
6.10 70 S Reshad Jones MIA
7.03 75 QB Russell Wilson SEA
8.10 94 LB Sean Lee DAL
9.03 99 LB Brandon Marshall DEN
10.10 118 DE Jabaal Sheard NEP
11.03 123 DT Ndamukong Suh MIA
12.10 142 TE Gary Barnidge CLE
13.03 147 DE Dante Fowler JAC
14.10 166 LB Ryan Shazier PIT
15.03 171 WR Mohamed Sanu ATL
16.10 190 WR Anquan Boldin DET
17.03 195 LB Preston Brown BUF
18.10 214 RB Devontae Booker DEN
19.03 219 RB Kenneth Dixon BAL
20.10 238 WR Tyler Boyd CIN
21.03 243 WR Leonte Carroo MIA
22.10 262 RB Jordan Howard CHI
23.03 267 WR Pierre Garcon WAS
24.10 286 CB Dre Kirkpatrick CIN
25.03 291 S Ron Parker KCC
26.10 310 CB Adam Jones CIN
27.03 315 QB Alex Smith KCC
28.10 334 QB Teddy Bridgewater MIN
29.03 339 WR Josh Doctson WAS
30.10 358 CB Byron Maxwell MIA
31.03 363 WR Will Fuller HOU
32.10 382 S Rafael Bush DET

OVERALL STRATEGY Devin Knotts

Rookie-Heavy

Best Pick

Will Fuller (31.03). Fuller has emerged early in camp as the starting receiver opposite of DeAndre Hopkins for the Texans. Despite being the second-highest receiver drafted in the 2016 draft, Fuller has flown under the radar in redraft leagues (perhaps due to early reports that Jaelen Strong would start). Fuller has the pedigree and opportunity to be a steal in the final rounds of this draft.

Worst Pick

Devontae Booker (18.10). Taking a flier on Booker this late in a draft is perfectly fine. Drafting him as your RB2 puts you in a major hole. With only one starting RB (Hyde), Devin will be forced to start either Devontae Booker, Kenneth Dixon or Jordan Howard Week 1.

Evaluation

Devin had a fantastic start with his first five picks. The selections of Jordan Reed (4.10) and Carlos Hyde (5.03) at the 4/5 turn was especially impressive. His 6/7 picks were strong as well. But he is putting a lot of his eggs in the basket of rookie RBs who were drafted in the 4th round or later.

Aaron Rudnicki - slot 4

PICK OVERALL POS PLAYER TEAM
1.04 4 WR DeAndre Hopkins HOU
2.09 21 RB Jamaal Charles KCC
3.04 28 WR Amari Cooper OAK
4.09 45 WR Demaryius Thomas DEN
5.04 52 RB Dion Lewis NEP
6.09 69 LB D\'Qwell Jackson IND
7.04 76 QB Andrew Luck IND
8.09 93 TE Julius Thomas JAC
9.04 100 LB Deone Bucannon ARI
10.09 117 DE Cameron Jordan NOS
11.04 124 LB Mark Barron RAM
12.09 141 RB Jeremy Langford CHI
13.04 148 S Landon Collins NYG
14.09 165 WR Travis Benjamin SDC
15.04 172 DE Brandon Graham PHI
16.09 189 TE Jimmy Graham SEA
17.04 196 LB Jelani Jenkins MIA
18.09 213 RB Justin Forsett BAL
19.04 220 DT Gerald McCoy TBB
20.09 237 WR Markus Wheaton PIT
21.04 244 DE Jurrell Casey TEN
22.09 261 LB Keenan Robinson NYG
23.04 268 RB DeAndre Washington OAK
24.09 285 S T.J. Ward DEN
25.04 292 QB Matt Ryan ATL
26.09 309 S Rashad Johnson TEN
27.04 316 TE Will Tye NYG
28.09 333 WR Robert Woods BUF
29.04 340 CB Janoris Jenkins NYG
30.09 357 CB Logan Ryan NEP
31.04 364 DE Connor Barwin PHI
32.09 381 LB Manti Te\'o SDC

OVERALL STRATEGY Aaron Rudnicki

Balanced Approach

Best Pick

Jeremy Langford (12.09) Langford is a prime example of a player for whom the “hate” went too far. He certainly had his fair share of struggles as a rookie. But it has been clear that the Bears really like him and he seemed to win his teammates (especially the offensive linemen) over as a rookie. He looks like a player poised to make significant improvements in his second season and should be the workhorse back in Chicago. Andrew Luck (7.04) was also a nice value.

Worst Pick

Dion Lewis (5.03). Hindsight is 20/20 and of course Aaron did not know at the time of the draft that Lewis’ injury would require another surgery. However, this situation can serve as a reminder to try to price in some risk when drafting players who we do not have clarity on in terms of health.

Evaluation

Aaron put together a nice team with great balance. He should be able to overcome the likely loss of Lewis due to his savvy depth picks of Jeremy Langford and Justin Forsett.

Justin Howe - slot 5

PICK OVERALL POS PLAYER TEAM
1.05 5 WR A.J. Green CIN
2.08 20 WR Alshon Jeffery CHI
3.05 29 WR T.Y. Hilton IND
4.08 44 RB C.J. Anderson DEN
5.05 53 WR Golden Tate DET
6.08 68 RB Matt Forte NYJ
7.05 77 TE Greg Olsen CAR
8.08 92 RB Danny Woodhead SDC
9.05 101 WR Michael Crabtree OAK
10.08 116 DE Carlos Dunlap CIN
11.05 125 S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix GBP
12.08 140 S Corey Graham BUF
13.05 149 RB Charles Sims TBB
14.08 164 QB Eli Manning NYG
15.05 173 LB Denzel Perryman SDC
16.08 188 LB Danny Trevathan CHI
17.05 197 DE Kony Ealy CAR
18.08 212 LB Dont\'a Hightower NEP
19.05 221 QB Andy Dalton CIN
20.08 236 RB James Starks GBP
21.05 245 CB Jason McCourty TEN
22.08 260 WR Vincent Jackson TBB
23.05 269 RB Shane Vereen NYG
24.08 284 WR Mike Wallace BAL
25.05 293 LB Jerry Hughes BUF
26.08 308 TE Tyler Higbee RAM
27.05 317 TE Jesse James PIT
28.08 332 DT Johnathan Hankins NYG
29.05 341 DT Nick Fairley NOS
30.08 356 TE Cameron Brate TBB
31.05 365 CB Malcolm Butler NEP
32.08 380 WR Davante Adams GBP

OVERALL STRATEGY Justin Howe

WR-heavy

Best Pick

T.Y Hilton (3.05). Justin’s first four picks were all strong selections that set him up to have arguably the best starting receivers in the league. A.J. Green, Alshon Jeffery and T.Y. Hilton all have realistic WR1 upside and the trio should combine to score a lot of fantasy points.

Worst Pick

Dont’a Hightower (18.08). While the specific pick of Hightower was okay, Justin is lacking upside and depth at the crucial position of LB. He is at risk of being badly outscored each week at the position and does not have a strong flex option in a league where ideally you can run four top linebacker options out there each week.

Evaluation

Justin is loaded offensively. His strength at WR should win him a lot of games. But he would have been well-served drafting a legitimate top LB in the early rounds instead of Golden Tate or Matt Forte.

Jene Bramel - slot 6

PICK OVERALL POS PLAYER TEAM
1.06 6 RB David Johnson ARI
2.07 19 RB Le\'Veon Bell PIT
3.06 30 WR Sammy Watkins BUF
4.07 43 WR Julian Edelman NEP
5.06 54 WR Jeremy Maclin KCC
6.07 67 WR John Brown ARI
7.06 78 RB Duke Johnson CLE
8.07 91 RB DeAngelo Williams PIT
9.06 102 WR Michael Thomas NOS
10.07 115 DT Geno Atkins CIN
11.06 126 DE Calais Campbell ARI
12.07 139 LB DeAndre Levy DET
13.06 150 TE Zach Ertz PHI
14.07 163 DE Vinny Curry PHI
15.06 174 QB Blake Bortles JAC
16.07 187 LB Vontaze Burfict CIN
17.06 198 LB Eric Kendricks MIN
18.07 211 LB Demario Davis CLE
19.06 222 RB Jerick McKinnon MIN
20.07 235 QB Tyrod Taylor BUF
21.06 246 WR Steve Smith BAL
22.07 259 S Antoine Bethea SFO
23.06 270 RB Spencer Ware KCC
24.07 283 DE Sheldon Richardson NYJ
25.06 294 TE Zach Miller CHI
26.07 307 WR Danny Amendola NEP
27.06 318 S Ibraheim Campbell CLE
28.07 331 LB David Harris NYJ
29.06 342 RB Chris Johnson ARI
30.07 355 LB Myles Jack JAC
31.06 366 CB Xavier Rhodes MIN
32.07 379 CB Jalen Ramsey JAC

OVERALL STRATEGY Jene Bramel

RB-RB Start

Best Pick

Vontaze Burfict (16.07). Burfict was the seventh-highest scoring IDP player over the second-half of the 2015 season after spending the early part of the season on the PUP list recovering from micro fracture surgery. He should be an elite IDP option in 2016. Jene also got tremendous value by waiting at QB and TE. Blake Bortles (15.03) and Zach Ertz (13.06) are strong starting options and waiting allowed Jene to load up at the premium positions of RB and WR.

Worst Pick

John Brown (6.07). Jene put together a fantastic draft, so it is hard to pinpoint any one pick as a negative. Brown has been had some issues with injuries his first two seasons and is battling concussion issues in camp. He is a solid value in the 6th round, but there were some slightly better options than Brown available given the injury concerns.

Evaluation

Jene’s team is loaded and my pick as the league favorite. He has elite options at RB and LB and no real weaknesses at other positions. He proved that you can successfully start RB-RB as long as you hammer the WR value in the early rounds and take advantage of the depth of the QB and TE positions.

Daniel Simpkins - Slot 7

PICK OVERALL POS PLAYER TEAM
1.07 7 RB Todd Gurley RAM
2.06 18 WR Brandin Cooks NOS
3.07 31 WR Randall Cobb GBP
4.06 42 WR Donte Moncrief IND
5.07 55 RB Giovani Bernard CIN
6.06 66 WR Jordan Matthews PHI
7.07 79 WR DeVante Parker MIA
8.06 90 RB DeMarco Murray TEN
9.07 103 WR Corey Coleman CLE
10.06 114 QB Jameis Winston TBB
11.07 127 TE Dwayne Allen IND
12.06 138 LB Jordan Hicks PHI
13.07 151 LB Lawrence Timmons PIT
14.06 162 RB T.J. Yeldon JAC
15.07 175 LB Kiko Alonso MIA
16.06 186 DE Mario Williams MIA
17.07 199 S Kurt Coleman CAR
18.06 210 DT Clinton McDonald TBB
19.07 223 QB Derek Carr OAK
20.06 234 DE Robert Ayers TBB
21.07 247 LB Karlos Dansby CIN
22.06 258 LB Sam Barrington GBP
23.07 271 LB Will Compton WAS
24.06 282 DE Michael Johnson CIN
25.07 295 RB Darren Sproles PHI
26.06 306 TE Jordan Cameron MIA
27.07 319 DE Cliff Avril SEA
28.06 330 S Jaquiski Tartt SFO
29.07 343 DT Linval Joseph MIN
30.06 354 CB Joe Haden CLE
31.07 367 CB Sam Shields GBP
32.06 378 S Robert Golden PIT

OVERALL STRATEGY Daniel Simpkins

Offense-Heavy

Best Pick

Jordan Hicks (12.06). Hicks is a prime breakout candidate in IDP leagues. The second-year linebacker flashed major potential as a rookie and could put up big numbers as the middle linebacker in Jim Schwartz’s 4-3 defense. If Hicks picks up the new scheme quickly and stays healthy, he could be one of the steals of the mid-rounds.

Worst Pick

DeVante Parker (7.07). Daniel loaded up on WRs, with six in the first nine rounds. He was able to pull off the strategy by finding some nice IDP values in the mid-rounds. But for the strategy to fully work, he’ll need some of his younger receivers to emerge as fantasy stars. Parker has had a slow start to camp. Kenny Stills has been a bigger deep threat on the outside and Ryan Tannehill still looks to Jarvis Landry as his first read on most plays.

Evaluation

Daniel did a nice job of finding value in the mid-late rounds. He used six early picks on wide receivers and is banking on a couple of the young guys having breakout seasons.

John Norton - slot 8

PICK OVERALL POS PLAYER TEAM
1.08 8 WR Allen Robinson JAC
2.05 17 RB Devonta Freeman ATL
3.08 32 RB Doug Martin TBB
4.05 41 WR Kelvin Benjamin CAR
5.08 56 RB Jeremy Hill CIN
6.05 65 WR Marvin Jones DET
7.08 80 TE Tyler Eifert CIN
8.05 89 WR Emmanuel Sanders DEN
9.08 104 DE Ezekiel Ansah DET
10.05 113 QB Ben Roethlisberger PIT
11.08 128 DT Kawann Short CAR
12.05 137 LB Paul Posluszny JAC
13.08 152 S Morgan Burnett GBP
14.05 161 DE Olivier Vernon NYG
15.08 176 QB Kirk Cousins WAS
16.05 185 S Karl Joseph OAK
17.08 200 LB Mychal Kendricks PHI
18.05 209 LB Ben Heeney OAK
19.08 224 CB Trumaine Johnson RAM
20.05 233 LB Anthony Hitchens DAL
21.08 248 LB Thomas Davis CAR
22.05 257 RB Christine Michael SEA
23.08 272 WR Nelson Agholor PHI
24.05 281 RB Terrance West BAL
25.08 296 LB Blake Martinez GBP
26.05 305 S Deangelo Hall WAS
27.08 320 CB James Bradberry CAR
28.05 329 TE Cole Wick DET
29.08 344 CB Brandon Williams ARI
30.05 353 DE Stephon Tuitt PIT
31.08 368 DT Marcell Dareus BUF
32.05 377 TE Richard Rodgers GBP

OVERALL STRATEGY John Norton

Balanced, RB-Heavy

Best Pick

Paul Posluszny (12.05) John is loaded with intriguing options at LB and did not have to spend a premium pick at the position. Posluszny has always had a high floor in IDP leagues and if he stays healthy, should be a strong weekly starter for John. The pick of Marvin Jones (6.05) was savvy. Jones is going to see a lot of targets in the Lions’ pass-heavy scheme and he has the talent to make the most of those opportunities.

Worst Pick

Jeremy Hill (5.08). Gio Bernard splits time with Hill in the Bengals backfield and Bernard is the primary option in the passing game. In PPR leagues, it is tough to justify drafting Hill this high when players like Jonathan Stewart (11.11), Jeremy Langford (12.09) and Matt Jones (13.11) are going off the board so much later. John whould have waited on his RB3 because his starting duo of Devonta Freeman and Doug Martin is formidable.

Evaluation

John has a strong overall roster. He is banking on Tyler Eifert (7.08) returning early in the season from his ankle injury, because he has very little depth behind him. If Eifert is able to return in the first couple weeks, John has one of the stronger rosters in the league.

Matt Bitonti - slot 9

PICK OVERALL POS PLAYER TEAM
1.09 9 RB Ezekiel Elliott DAL
2.04 16 WR Mike Evans TBB
3.09 33 QB Cam Newton CAR
4.04 40 RB Eddie Lacy GBP
5.09 57 TE Delanie Walker TEN
6.04 64 WR Doug Baldwin SEA
7.09 81 LB Telvin Smith JAC
8.04 88 WR Laquon Treadwell MIN
9.09 105 RB Melvin Gordon SDC
10.04 112 LB Darron Lee NYJ
11.09 129 LB Chandler Jones ARI
12.04 136 DE Joey Bosa SDC
13.09 153 S Tyrann Mathieu ARI
14.04 160 DE Cameron Wake MIA
15.09 177 WR Sammie Coates PIT
16.04 184 DT Haloti Ngata DET
17.09 201 DE Leonard Williams NYJ
18.04 208 S Calvin Pryor NYJ
19.09 225 TE Jason Witten DAL
20.04 232 RB Tevin Coleman ATL
21.09 249 LB Benardrick McKinney HOU
22.04 256 DT Danny Shelton CLE
23.09 273 WR Breshad Perriman BAL
24.04 280 LB Lorenzo Mauldin NYJ
25.09 297 QB Ryan Tannehill MIA
26.04 304 S Adrian Amos CHI
27.09 321 CB Josh Norman WAS
28.04 328 CB Delvin Breaux NOS
29.09 345 WR Terrance Williams DAL
30.04 352 LB Mason Foster WAS
31.09 369 S Shamarko Thomas PIT
32.04 376 WR Quincy Enunwa NYJ

OVERALL STRATEGY Matt Bitonti

Balanced, Early QB and TE

Best Pick

Doug Baldwin (6.04). Everyone is quick to talk about touchdown regression and how Baldwin is unlikely to repeat his torrid second-half of 2015 pace. However, the regression is more than priced into Baldwin’s ADP. Even if his production comes back to earth a bit, he still should return fourth-round value.

Worst Pick

Cam Newton (3.09). Every draft plays out differently. Thus, you have to know your league mates and their tendencies to really dominate your draft. With the depth at quarterback this season and drafting against a savvy group of owners who are likely to sit back and wait on quarterback, the third round was too early for Newton. When you look at the values other owners were able to achieve at the position (Andrew Luck in the 7th, Tom Brady in the 12th, Blake Bortles in the 15th, etc.), it’s tough to justify Newton in the third.

Evaluation

It can be difficult to take both a tight end and quarterback (deep positions with plenty of mid-round values) early without seriously hurting yourself elsewhere. By getting nice values on Eddie Lacy and Doug Baldwin, Matt was able to overcome some of those issues. His roster at wide receiver is weak after his top two and he could struggle a bit at the DL positions.

Jeff Haseley - slot 10

PICK OVERALL POS PLAYER TEAM
1.10 10 RB Lamar Miller HOU
2.03 15 TE Rob Gronkowski NEP
3.10 34 RB Mark Ingram NOS
4.03 39 WR Jarvis Landry MIA
5.10 58 WR Eric Decker NYJ
6.03 63 LB Malcolm Smith OAK
7.10 82 QB Drew Brees NOS
8.03 87 LB Derrick Johnson KCC
9.10 106 DT Fletcher Cox PHI
10.03 111 DE Muhammad Wilkerson NYJ
11.10 130 WR Torrey Smith SFO
12.03 135 RB Arian Foster MIA
13.10 154 WR Tavon Austin RAM
14.03 159 RB Chris Ivory JAC
15.10 178 LB Deion Jones ATL
16.03 183 S Barry Church DAL
17.10 202 TE Jared Cook GBP
18.03 207 WR Ted Ginn CAR
19.10 226 DE Demarcus Lawrence DAL
20.03 231 S Clayton Geathers IND
21.10 250 CB Ronald Darby BUF
22.03 255 RB Javorius Allen BAL
23.10 274 LB K.J. Wright SEA
24.03 279 DE Cameron Heyward PIT
25.10 298 LB Melvin Ingram SDC
26.03 303 DE Frank Clark SEA
27.10 322 WR Jermaine Kearse SEA
28.03 327 CB Damarious Randall GBP
29.10 346 DT Michael Brockers RAM
30.03 351 S T.J. McDonald RAM
31.10 370 RB Chris Thompson WAS
32.03 375 QB Brock Osweiler HOU

OVERALL STRATEGY Jeff Haseley

Balanced, IDP-Heavy

Best Pick

Tie: Arian Foster (12.03) and Chris Ivory (14.03). Jeff was able to land a pair of solid veteran backs with upside late in the draft. The duo provides a major boost to his running back depth chart at a low cost. Odds are high that both runners begin the year as the starters on their respective teams. Landing Mark Ingram (3.10) and Jarvis Landry (4.03) was also great value near the 3-4 turn.

Worst Pick

Demarcus Lawrence (19.03). It is difficult to find much fault with any of Jeff’s picks. He was able to land most of his players at or below ADP and took a balanced approach that left his team without any major weaknesses (though he is probably lacking a true WR1). But he may have gone a bit too heavy on some defensive positions. Jeff will have to carry Lawrence through his four-week suspension. Jeff would have got more bang for his buck with a WR like Phillip Dorsett (20.02).

Evaluation

Jeff’s team is a definite contender. He is above average at most positions, which should makeup for a lack of a true WR1 and some questionable WR3 options.

Sigmund Bloom - slot 11

PICK OVERALL POS PLAYER TEAM
1.11 11 WR Dez Bryant DAL
2.02 14 WR Keenan Allen SDC
3.11 35 LB Navorro Bowman SFO
4.02 38 DT Aaron Donald RAM
5.11 59 WR Michael Floyd ARI
6.02 62 LB C.J. Mosley BAL
7.11 83 LB Kwon Alexander TBB
8.02 86 RB Frank Gore IND
9.11 107 WR DeSean Jackson WAS
10.02 110 DE Jason Pierre-Paul NYG
11.11 131 RB Jonathan Stewart CAR
12.02 134 QB Tom Brady NEP
13.11 155 RB Matt Jones WAS
14.02 158 DE Derek Wolfe DEN
15.11 179 S Harrison Smith MIN
16.02 182 CB Marcus Peters KCC
17.11 203 RB Bilal Powell NYJ
18.02 206 S Kam Chancellor SEA
19.11 227 TE Eric Ebron DET
20.02 230 WR Phillip Dorsett IND
21.11 251 QB Marcus Mariota TEN
22.02 254 LB Tahir Whitehead DET
23.11 275 TE Ladarius Green PIT
24.02 278 S Johnathan Cyprien JAC
25.11 299 TE Ben Watson BAL
26.02 302 TE Vance McDonald SFO
27.11 323 CB David Amerson OAK
28.02 326 LB Ryan Kerrigan WAS
29.11 347 WR Terrelle Pryor CLE
30.02 350 DE Rob Ninkovich NEP
31.11 371 RB Tim Hightower NOS
32.02 374 QB Joe Flacco BAL

OVERALL STRATEGY Sigmund Bloom

Zero RB, TE by Committee, LB-Heavy

Best Pick

Jason Pierre-Paul (10.02). Pierre-Paul has been an elite IDP option whenever he is healthy and reports from Giants camp have been glowing about Pierre-Paul’s play. He can be a difference-maker at the DL position. Sigmund did well in building RB depth in the mid-rounds (a necessity when employing the Zero-RB approach in a league with deep rosters). Getting Jonathan Stewart (11.11), Matt Jones (13.11) and Bilal Powell (17.11) as late as he did could make his overall approach work.

Worst Pick

Kam Chancellor (18.02) and Marcus Mariota (21.11). While the value on Mariota and Chancellor was fine, Bloom left himself at a disadvantage over the first four weeks (while Tom Brady is suspended) by waiting this long to draft a second quarterback. Taking Matthew Stafford (19.02) or Derek Carr (19.07) in the 18th to pair with Brady would have been a better move.

Evaluation

Bloom is a top contender due to his strength at WR and LB. Landing three top LBs in this format is a huge advantage and will help him overcome his weakness at RB and TE.

Matt Waldman - slot 12

PICK OVERALL POS PLAYER TEAM
1.12 12 RB Adrian Peterson MIN
2.01 13 LB Luke Kuechly CAR
3.12 36 LB Jamie Collins NEP
4.01 37 LB Alec Ogletree RAM
5.12 60 WR Larry Fitzgerald ARI
6.01 61 WR Tyler Lockett SEA
7.12 84 WR Allen Hurns JAC
8.01 85 WR Josh Gordon CLE
9.12 108 QB Carson Palmer ARI
10.01 109 LB Bobby Wagner SEA
11.12 132 RB Ameer Abdullah DET
12.01 133 TE Martellus Bennett NEP
13.12 156 DE Michael Bennett SEA
14.01 157 RB Isaiah Crowell CLE
15.12 180 S Eric Weddle BAL
16.01 181 S Eric Berry KCC
17.12 204 DT Dontari Poe KCC
18.01 205 DE Jaye Howard KCC
19.12 228 WR Bruce Ellington SFO
20.01 229 RB Derrick Henry TEN
21.12 252 WR Tajae Sharpe TEN
22.01 253 WR Jaelen Strong HOU
23.12 276 QB Ryan Fitzpatrick NYJ
24.01 277 DE Robert Nkemdiche ARI
25.12 300 DE Charles Johnson CAR
26.01 301 LB Preston Smith WAS
27.12 324 TE Virgil Green DEN
28.01 325 WR Dorial Green-Beckham PHI
29.12 348 CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie NYG
30.01 349 CB Davon House JAC
31.12 372 RB Zach Zenner DET
32.01 373 DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa NYG

OVERALL STRATEGY Matt Waldman

LB-Heavy

Best Pick

Derrick Henry (20.01) While many are skeptical of the entire Tennesee offense, landing Henry this late is a steal. If DeMarco Murray goes down with an injury (increased risk due to heavy workloads in recent years), Henry can be a league winner down the stretch of the season. He has looked great early in the preseason.

Worst Pick

Ameer Abdullah (11.12). While the value with Abdullah in the 11th was decent, Matt is going to be weak at RB2 early in the season. Abdullah is going to be sharing touches with Theo Riddick in the passing game and could lose goal line work to Zach Zenner.

Evaluation

Matt is loaded at LB and if his trio of Luke Kuechly, Jamie Collins and Alec Ogletree can produce big numbers, it should help cover up potential weaknesses at RB2 and TE. Josh Gordon (8.01) is a real wild card for Matt. If he comes back and performs anywhere near 2013 levels, it will give this team a major boost mid-season.
 

Thanks to Dan Hindery for his unbiased team summaries and evaluations.

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