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Footballguys Staff Mock Draft 2, PPR 12 team with Flex, TD pass 6pts

The Footballguys staff got together for their second mock draft of 2016. A 12 team PPR, where TD passes are worth 6 points. Chris Feery provides an in-depth evaluation summary of each team's draft. 

On July 13th, twelve members of the Footballguys staff got together for the site's second mock draft of 2016. Below is the league scoring format and bylaws. Chris Feery provides an in-depth evaluation summary of each team's draft. 

League Parameters

  • 12 teams
  • 20 roster spots
  • Starting Lineup
    • 1 quarterback
    • 2 running backs
    • 3 wide receivers
    • 1 tight end
    • 1 flex (either a running back, wide receiver, or tight end)
    • 1 team defense

League Scoring

  • Offensive Players
    • 6 points - passing touchdown
    • 6 points - rushing/receiving touchdown
    • 0.05 points - passing yard
    • 0.1 points - rushing/receiving yard
    • 1 point - reception
  • Team Defense
    • 6 points - touchdown
    • 2 points - turnover recovered
    • 2 points - safety
    • 1 point - sack
    • 10 points - Offensive points against: 0-0
    • 7 points - Offensive points against: 1-6
    • 4 points - Offensive points against: 7-20
    • 1 point - Offensive points against: 21-29
    • -3 points - Offensive points against: 30-99
    • 6 points each - Number of Defensive and Special Teams Touchdowns

 

THE DRAFT ORDER

The draft order was created randomly. After the first round, the draft continues in a regular serpentine manner. Click here for team rosters and Grid Format of the draft. 

  1. Jeff Haseley
  2. Phil Alexander
  3. Ari Ingel
  4. Jeff Tefertiller
  5. Steve Holloway
  6. Jason Wood
  7. Chad Parsons
  8. Will Grant
  9. Alex Miglio
  10. Chris Kuczynski
  11. B.J. Vanderwoude
  12. Mark Wimer

Starting with Jeff Haseley from the 1.01 spot, Chris Ferry provides an unbiased evaluation of each team's draft performance.

Jeff Haseley Slot 1

Pick Ovr Selection
1.01 1 Brown, Antonio PIT WR
2.12 24 Cooks, Brandin NOS WR
3.01 25 Newton, Cam CAR QB
4.12 48 Forte, Matt NYJ RB
5.01 49 Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR
6.12 72 Jones, Matt WAS RB
7.01 73 Stewart, Jonathan CAR RB
8.12 96 Wheaton, Markus PIT WR
9.01 97 Ivory, Chris JAC RB
10.12 120 Gates, Antonio SDC TE
11.01 121 Bennett, Martellus NEP TE
12.12 144 Taylor, Tyrod BUF QB
13.01 145 Williams, Karlos BUF RB
14.12 168 Cardinals, Arizona ARI Def
15.01 169 Watson, Ben BAL TE
16.12 192 Randle, Rueben PHI WR
17.01 193 Williams, Jonathan BUF RB (R)
18.12 216 Roberts, Seth OAK WR
19.01 217 Santos, Cairo KCC PK
20.12 240 Sharpe, Tajae TEN WR (R)

Overall Strategy

Balanced throughout, early QB

Best Pick

Cam Newton, 3.01, QB1

By selecting a WR with the first overall selection, Haseley knew that the elite RBs would be off the board by the time the Round 2/3 turn came around. Instead of overpaying for a RB that wasn’t quite of the elite caliber, he stayed the course and focused on the best available player. He deftly executed the turn and secured the QB position early by selecting Cam Newton, which is a move that can pay plenty of dividends in 2016.

Worst Pick

Karlos Williams, 13.01, RB50

This draft was held prior to the four-game suspension that has been handed down on Williams, but this pick still may have been a bit of reach. He was held out of minicamp due to weight concerns, and was not a lock for the Bills backup RB spot even prior to the suspension. There’s value to be had in the RB2 spot for Buffalo, but it’s too early to tell exactly how that’s going to shake out.

Evaluation

Having the first overall selection can be a blessing and a curse, but Haseley was able to craft a roster that resembles the former. He did a fantastic job building strength in the early rounds at WR, and his patience at RB was rewarded with the delivery of Matt Forte and Jonathan Williams at nice value. Overall, a very solid draft. Haseley has selected a squad that should be very competitive in 2016.

Phil Alexander Slot 2

Pick Ovr Selection
1.02 2 Jones, Julio ATL WR
2.11 23 Ingram, Mark NOS RB
3.02 26 Lacy, Eddie GBP RB
4.11 47 Floyd, Michael ARI WR
5.02 50 Reed, Jordan WAS TE
6.11 71 Crabtree, Michael OAK WR
7.02 74 Jones, Marvin DET WR
8.11 95 Manning, Eli NYG QB
9.02 98 Jennings, Rashad NYG RB
10.11 119 Benjamin, Travis SDC WR
11.02 122 Forsett, Justin BAL RB
12.11 143 Powell, Bilal NYJ RB
13.02 146 Allen, Javorius BAL RB
14.11 167 Clay, Charles BUF TE
15.02 170 Flacco, Joe BAL QB
16.11 191 Janis, Jeff GBP WR
17.02 194 Fitzpatrick, Ryan NYJ QB
18.11 215 Johnson, Chris ARI RB
19.02 218 Redskins, Washington WAS Def
20.11 239 Bryant, Matt ATL PK

Overall Strategy

Balanced, early focus on RB and WR, patience on QB

Best Pick

Eli Manning, 8.11, QB9

Alexander pulled the trigger on the QB position at the perfect time. He didn’t overpay – or wait too long – and was able to walk away with an underrated QB that appears set to outperform expectations in 2016. The Bob McAdoo offense has agreed well with Manning thus far. Now that McAdoo’s running the whole show, the sky may be the limit for Manning’s production this season.  

Worst Pick

Eddie Lacy, 3.02, RB9

The signs point to a bounce back campaign for Eddie Lacy, but I’m not completely sold. He looked extremely out of sorts at various points in 2015, and the Packers offense actually seemed to perform better with James Starks in the backfield. His commitment to conditioning this offseason may bode well for a productive 2016, but it may have been more prudent to look elsewhere at pick 3.02.

Evaluation

Alexander put together a nicely balanced roster overall, but the RB position may be cause for concern. Mark Ingram and Eddie Lacey occupy the RB1 and RB2 spots, and that just seems like a little too much of a boom-bust proposition. That concern will prove to be a moot point if Lacy is able to return to form, and Alexander did provide himself with nice depth at the position in the middle rounds. Solid effort overall, and he showed a great eye for value as the draft moved into the mid to late rounds.

Ari Ingel Slot 3

Pick Ovr Selection
1.03 3 Beckham, Odell NYG WR
2.10 22 Hilton, T.Y. IND WR
3.03 27 Cobb, Randall GBP WR
4.10 46 Rawls, Thomas SEA RB
5.03 51 Ajayi, Jay MIA RB
6.10 70 Kelce, Travis KCC TE
7.03 75 White, Kevin CHI WR
8.10 94 Gordon, Melvin SDC RB
9.03 99 Ertz, Zach PHI TE
10.10 118 Crowell, Isaiah CLE RB
11.03 123 Coleman, Tevin ATL RB
12.10 142 Stafford, Matthew DET QB
13.03 147 Cousins, Kirk WAS QB
14.10 166 Ellington, Bruce SFO WR
15.03 171 Smallwood, Wendell PHI RB (R)
16.10 190 Gordon, Josh CLE WR
17.03 195 Vikings, Minnesota MIN Def
18.10 214 Bengals, Cincinnati CIN Def
19.03 219 Agholor, Nelson PHI WR
20.10 238 Aguayo, Roberto TBB PK (R)

Overall Strategy

WR-heavy, focus on value at other positions

Best Pick

T.Y. Hilton, 2.10, WR14

Hilton was the second of three consecutive WR selections by Ingel, and a selection that fit in perfectly with his overall strategy. By attacking the WR position early, he was counting on culling the value from the other positions – and it worked like a charm. As for Hilton, we could be on the precipice of a serious breakout from the young wideout. A returning Andrew Luck should have the Colts offense locked and loaded right out of the gate, and Hilton and his owners should reap the rewards form Week 1 forward.

Worst Pick

Josh Gordon, 16.10, WR73

I have no problem with taking a late-round gamble or flier on a player that has tremendous upside, I just prefer that the player is actually on a roster at this juncture. Gordon’s eligible to apply for reinstatement on August 1, and there’s a pretty good chance that some team will take a flier on him due to his immense physical talents. However, there’s no guarantee that flier will translate into actual playing time in 2016.

Evaluation

This was a well-executed draft strategy by Ingel. He attacked the WR position early, found great value at the RB position, and put together a very nicely balanced roster overall. Scoring points on a week-to-week basis should not be an issue for Ingel’s squad, and this team should remain a factor late into the fantasy season.

Jeff Tefertiller Slot 4

Pick Ovr Selection
1.04 4 Hopkins, DeAndre HOU WR
2.09 21 Marshall, Brandon NYJ WR
3.04 28 Freeman, Devonta ATL RB
4.09 45 Bernard, Giovani CIN RB
5.04 52 Johnson, Duke CLE RB
6.09 69 Decker, Eric NYJ WR
7.04 76 Eifert, Tyler CIN TE
8.09 93 Smith, Torrey SFO WR
9.04 100 Rivers, Philip SDC QB
10.09 117 Jackson, Vincent TBB WR
11.04 124 Washington, DeAndre OAK RB (R)
12.09 141 Perriman, Breshad BAL WR
13.04 148 Starks, James GBP RB
14.09 165 Garcon, Pierre WAS WR
15.04 172 Walford, Clive OAK TE
16.09 189 Gano, Graham CAR PK
17.04 196 Patriots, New England NEP Def
18.09 213 Hightower, Tim NOS RB
19.04 220 Kroft, Tyler CIN TE
20.09 237 Osweiler, Brock HOU QB

Overall Strategy

Balanced, early focus on RB and WR, value for middle and late rounds

Best Pick

Eric Decker, 6.09, WR34

Tefertiller focused his first six selections on the RB and WR positions, and walked away pretty loaded at both as a result. All six selections look to be very solid, but we’ll give the nod to the underrated Decker for capping off a nice run through the first six rounds. Tefertiller’s strategy provides his team with an outstanding base, and Decker makes for a fine WR3 on basically anyone’s fantasy roster. 

Worst Pick

Tyler Eifert, 7.04, TE7

Eifert offers tremendous upside when healthy, but Tefertiller may have pulled the trigger a bit too early. Sounds like he’ll be missing some time to start the season, and he likely still would’ve been around a few rounds later. Small misstep after a blazing hot start to the draft, but Tefertiller did snag some insurance in Round 19 with the selection of Tyler Kroft.

Evaluation

It’s pretty tough to find any weak spots on Tefertiller’s club. He went hard on RB and WR early, was patient at the QB position, and was able to put together an incredibly balanced club. On paper, this club looks to be a playoff team that has a serious shot at picking up some hardware when all is said and done.

Stephen Holloway Slot 5

Pick Ovr Selection
1.05 5 Green, A.J. CIN WR
2.08 20 Jeffery, Alshon CHI WR
3.05 29 Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR
4.08 44 McCoy, LeSean BUF RB
5.05 53 Wilson, Russell SEA QB
6.08 68 Hill, Jeremy CIN RB
7.05 77 Coleman, Corey CLE WR (R)
8.08 92 Gore, Frank IND RB
9.05 101 Barnidge, Gary CLE TE
10.08 116 Thomas, Julius JAC TE
11.05 125 Vereen, Shane NYG RB
12.08 140 Williams, Terrance DAL WR
13.05 149 Booker, Devontae DEN RB (R)
14.08 164 Woods, Robert BUF WR
15.05 173 Boyd, Tyler CIN WR (R)
16.08 188 Tucker, Justin BAL PK
17.05 197 Raiders, Oakland OAK Def
18.08 212 Eagles, Philadelphia PHI Def
19.05 221 Cutler, Jay CHI QB
20.08 236 Bell, Kenny TBB WR

Overall Strategy

WR-heavy, early QB, pluck value elsewhere

Best Pick

LeSean McCoy, 4.08, RB15

Holloway jumped on WR with his first three selections, and was still able to walk away with a potential Top 10 RB. The Bills will continue to be a very run-oriented squad in 2016, and that bodes well for McCoy’s overall productivity. Holloway’s patience at the position paid off, and it gave him the comfort level needed to execute the rest of his strategy.

Worst Pick

Gary Barnidge, 9.05, TE10

The trigger was pulled a little too soon on Barnidge, who could be in line for a regression in 2016. He was a great story and a productive asset that came out of nowhere last season, but the days of the wide receiver being a wasteland for the Browns are in the rearview mirror. The team invested heavily in the position in this year’s draft, and it’s hard not to see Barnidge’s targets being reduced by extension.

Evaluation

Holloway is pretty loaded at WR, and he was also able to snag a Top 5 QB in the form of Russell Wilson. Even though he waited to pull the trigger at RB position, he was still able to accumulate a decent amount of depth at the position. A solid effort overall, and Holloway’s club should be very competitive in 2016.

Jason Wood Slot 6

Pick Ovr Selection
1.06 6 Bell, Le'Veon PIT RB
2.07 19 Allen, Keenan SDC WR
3.06 30 Martin, Doug TBB RB
4.07 43 Maclin, Jeremy KCC WR
5.06 54 Olsen, Greg CAR TE
6.07 67 Murray, DeMarco TEN RB
7.06 78 Palmer, Carson ARI QB
8.07 91 Treadwell, Laquon MIN WR (R)
9.06 102 Aiken, Kamar BAL WR
10.07 115 Williams, DeAngelo PIT RB
11.06 126 Winston, Jameis TBB QB
12.07 139 Dorsett, Phillip IND WR
13.06 150 Dixon, Kenneth BAL RB (R)
14.07 163 LaFell, Brandon CIN WR
15.06 174 Tye, Will NYG TE
16.07 187 Chiefs, Kansas City KCC Def
17.06 198 Artis-Payne, Cameron CAR RB
18.07 211 Cruz, Victor NYG WR
19.06 222 Hauschka, Steven SEA PK
20.07 235 Jets, New York NYJ Def

Overall Strategy

Balanced, early focus on RB and WR, cull value elsewhere

Best Pick

Jeremy Maclin, 4.07, WR25

Maclin flew under the radar in this draft, and Wood was able to pounce on the value he offered in Round 4. There were 25 receivers selected before Maclin in this draft, but it’s pretty tough to see 25 receivers out-producing him in 2016. He’s the unquestioned top target in the Chiefs passing attack, and while that may not sound like much, he was on the cusp of Top 12 WR production in all of the major receiving categories last season.   

Worst Pick

Kamar Aiken, 9.06, WR47

Aiken could very well be a big factor in the Ravens passing attack this season, but it’s also pretty likely he still would’ve been on the board a few rounds later. He showed some very nice flashes last season and I’m on board with his upside, but Wood may have overpaid for his services.

Evaluation

Wood constructed a nicely balanced roster with no glaring holes. He checked off the boxes at all the positions, and he’s set his team up well in case the injury bug strikes. Wood drafted a nice one-two punch at QB with Carson Palmer and Jameis Winston, and he pulled no punches at defense by snagging both the Jets and the Chiefs. This looks like a squad that should stay relevant well into 2016, and could compete for a playoff spot if everything falls in place.

Chad Parsons Slot 7

Pick Ovr Selection
1.07 7 Gurley, Todd RAM RB
2.06 18 Evans, Mike TBB WR
3.07 31 Hyde, Carlos SFO RB
4.06 42 Matthews, Jordan PHI WR
5.07 55 Parker, DeVante MIA WR
6.06 66 Fleener, Coby NOS TE
7.07 79 Sims, Charles TBB RB
8.06 90 Brady, Tom NEP QB
9.07 103 Green-Beckham, Dorial TEN WR
10.06 114 Howard, Jordan CHI RB (R)
11.07 127 Coates, Sammie PIT WR
12.06 138 Foster, Arian FA* RB
13.07 151 Witten, Jason DAL TE
14.06 162 Mariota, Marcus TEN QB
15.07 175 Draughn, Shaun SFO RB
16.06 186 Gostkowski, Stephen NEP PK
17.07 199 Marshall, Keith WAS RB (R)
18.06 210 Taylor, Kelvin SFO RB (R)
19.07 223 Todman, Jordan IND RB
20.06 234 Packers, Green Bay GBP Def

Overall Strategy

RB-heavy late rounds after early balance

Best Pick

Jordan Matthews, 4.06, WR24

Parsons scored some nice value with Matthews in Round 4, and the selection helped him solidify the WR position. He was very aggressive in accumulating bodies on the RB front, and that strategy requires virtual locks at WR. He accomplished that goal with the selection of Mike Evans and Matthews, but there’s some question marks behind them on this team’s depth chart.

Worst Pick

Arian Foster, 12.06, WR49

Foster could hook up with someone this summer, but that doesn’t exactly guarantee him a decent-sized workload in 2016. This was a roll of the dice in Round 12, and frankly it could’ve waited a few rounds. This pick could have been better served by shoring up the depth chart at WR.

Evaluation

Parsons walked away from this draft with the starters necessary to field a competitive squad, but the lack of depth at WR and nine bodies occupying the RB depth chart could come back to haunt him. Four of the running back selections were late round dart throws, and he could’ve split the difference and tossed two of them at the WR board. Parsons could contend If he makes it through the season without any major injuries, but if the injury bug strikes, the 2016 season could turn out to be a long one.  

Will Grant Slot 8

Pick Ovr Selection
1.08 8 Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE
2.05 17 Charles, Jamaal KCC RB
3.08 32 Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB
4.05 41 Benjamin, Kelvin CAR WR
5.08 56 Lewis, Dion NEP RB
6.05 65 Brown, John ARI WR
7.08 80 Diggs, Stefon MIN WR
8.05 89 Austin, Tavon RAM WR
9.08 104 Yeldon, T.J. JAC RB
10.05 113 Matthews, Rishard TEN WR
11.08 128 Sanu, Mohamed ATL WR
12.05 137 Sproles, Darren PHI RB
13.08 152 Panthers, Carolina CAR Def
14.05 161 Dalton, Andy CIN QB
15.08 176 Seferian-Jenkins, Austin TBB TE
16.05 185 Johnson, Stevie SDC WR
17.08 200 McFadden, Darren DAL RB
18.05 209 Boswell, Chris PIT PK
19.08 224 Lee, Marqise JAC WR
20.05 233 Turbin, Robert IND RB

Overall Strategy

QB and TE early, balance and value elsewhere

Best Pick

Aaron Rodgers, 3.08, QB2

Grant went against the grain when you consider how this draft played out in the early rounds. While the other draftees were attacking RB and WR, Grant swept in and snagged the potential QB1 in Aaron Rodgers and the unquestioned – when healthy – TE1 in Rob Gronkowski. It’s an interesting approach that could pay some nice dividends, and we’ll offer a tip of the cap for shaking things up a bit.

Worst Pick

Kelvin Benjamin, 4.05, WR23

Grant was patient at the WR position, and didn’t make his first pick at that position until Round 4. By waiting that long for a WR1, I’d feel much more comfortable with a receiver that wasn’t returning from a major injury. Both Jordan Matthews and Jeremy Maclin were on the board at this point, and both receivers are pretty well locked in to the stable production you’re looking for at this juncture. That being said, Benjamin offers some serious potential if he’s fully healthy – I’d just let somebody else pull the trigger.  

Evaluation

Despite going against the grain to start, Grant walked away with a balanced club with nice upside. He’s locked and loaded at QB and TE each and every week, and he was able to put together some decent depth at RB and WR. If Benjamin does not pan out as he’s anticipating, the WR position could prove to be a trouble spot. Overall, very nice effort in putting together a competitive squad.

Alex Miglio Slot 9

Pick Ovr Selection
1.09 9 Bryant, Dez DAL WR
2.04 16 Miller, Lamar HOU RB
3.09 33 Landry, Jarvis MIA WR
4.04 40 Moncrief, Donte IND WR
5.09 57 Luck, Andrew IND QB
6.04 64 Lockett, Tyler SEA WR
7.09 81 Langford, Jeremy CHI RB
8.04 88 Green, Ladarius PIT TE
9.09 105 Henry, Derrick TEN RB (R)
10.04 112 McKinnon, Jerick MIN RB
11.09 129 Wallace, Mike BAL WR
12.04 136 Cameron, Jordan MIA TE
13.09 153 Hogan, Chris NEP WR
14.04 160 Tannehill, Ryan MIA QB
15.09 177 West, Charcandrick KCC RB
16.04 184 Rams, Los Angeles RAM Def
17.09 201 Catanzaro, Chandler ARI PK
18.04 208 Jaguars, Jacksonville JAC Def
19.09 225 Nelson, J.J. ARI WR
20.04 232 Carey, Ka'Deem CHI RB

Overall Strategy

Balanced, early focus on WR and snag QB early

Best Pick

Andrew Luck, 5.09, QB4

Miglio hit WR pretty hard in the early going, and complemented that nicely by snagging a QB that should be in line for a tremendous bounce back. After a miserable, injury-riddled 2015 campaign, Andrew Luck should be raring to go right out of the gate in 2016. By securing the QB position early, Miglio was able to move on to balancing out the remainder of his squad with the knowledge that he has Top 5 QB production in his pocket.

Worst Pick

Jerick McKinnon, 10.04, RB38

Barring the knowledge that Adrian Peterson will not be a workhorse back in 2016, this is simply too early to look McKinnon’s way. Granted, the RB position was getting pretty thin at this point, but there were more viable candidates available at this juncture. With Miglio’s questionable depth at the position, it’s a reach that could come back to haunt him.

Evaluation

Miglio nailed the early part of the draft, but his overall depth at RB could prove to be an issue. Lamar Miller shapes up to be a fine RB1 in 2016, but there’s a serious drop off from that point. If Miller doesn’t pan out, this club could be in trouble. The remainder of the roster balances out pretty well, but he’ll need one of his mid to late-round RBs to step up to the plate for a serious shot at contending this year.

Chris Kuczynski Slot 10

Pick Ovr Selection
1.10 10 Nelson, Jordy GBP WR
2.03 15 Cooper, Amari OAK WR
3.10 34 Watkins, Sammy BUF WR
4.03 39 Anderson, C.J. DEN RB
5.10 58 Baldwin, Doug SEA WR
6.03 63 Woodhead, Danny SDC RB
7.10 82 Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB
8.03 87 Riddick, Theo DET RB
9.10 106 Funchess, Devin CAR WR
10.03 111 Allen, Dwayne IND TE
11.10 130 Carr, Derek OAK QB
12.03 135 Prosise, C.J. SEA RB (R)
13.10 154 Perkins, Paul NYG RB (R)
14.03 159 Fuller, Will HOU WR (R)
15.10 178 Thompson, Chris WAS RB
16.03 183 Seahawks, Seattle SEA Def
17.10 202 Blount, LeGarrette NEP RB
18.03 207 Wright, Kendall TEN WR
19.10 226 Bailey, Dan DAL PK
20.03 231 Rudolph, Kyle MIN TE

Overall Strategy

Balanced, WR early and patience on QB

Best Pick

C.J. Anderson, 4.03, RB14

Kuczynski was another draftee that attacked WR early and showed patience at RB, and it looks like it played out pretty well. He acquired some nice value with C.J. Anderson in Round 4, and that could prove to be just the right complement for his loaded group of receivers. Anderson should be leaned on heavily in 2016 as the Broncos complete their metamorphosis into a ground-and-pound squad.

Worst Pick

Theo Riddick, 8.03, RB31

By remaining patient at RB, the pickings start to get slim in the middle rounds. That was true in this draft as well, but there were several other viable selections on the board when Kuczynski pulled the trigger on Theo Riddick. Frank Gore, Melvin Gordon and Rashad Jennings were a few of the other RBs available at this time, and this pick helped to solidify Kuczynski’s questionable depth at the position.   

Evaluation

Kuczynski built a solid club overall, but the RB position could be a trouble spot. He’s banking on a lot of things breaking right once you get past Anderson and Danny Woodhead on the depth chart, and that portends a chance for boom-bust results. That being said, the rest of the roster is nicely balanced, and he looks to have nice depth at WR. All told, this should be a competitive club that may fall just a bit short come playoff time.

B.J. Vanderwoude Slot 11

Pick Ovr Selection
1.11 11 Johnson, David ARI RB
2.02 14 Peterson, Adrian MIN RB
3.11 35 Edelman, Julian NEP WR
4.02 38 Tate, Golden DET WR
5.11 59 Sanders, Emmanuel DEN WR
6.02 62 Hurns, Allen JAC WR
7.11 83 Abdullah, Ameer DET RB
8.02 86 Shepard, Sterling NYG WR (R)
9.11 107 Smith, Steve BAL WR
10.02 110 Bortles, Blake JAC QB
11.11 131 Graham, Jimmy SEA TE
12.02 134 Miller, Zach CHI TE
13.11 155 Romo, Tony DAL QB
14.02 158 Drake, Kenyan MIA RB (R)
15.11 179 Ferguson, Josh IND RB (R)
16.02 182 Broncos, Denver DEN Def
17.11 203 Spiller, C.J. NOS RB
18.02 206 Kearse, Jermaine SEA WR
19.11 227 Crosby, Mason GBP PK
20.02 230 Henry, Hunter SDC TE (R)

Overall Strategy

Balanced, heavy RB lean early, value elsewhere

Best Pick

Golden Tate, 4.02, WR21

The Detroit Lions are not finding themselves on too many preseason playoff watch lists. They may have a troubled 2016 season, which points to them being behind quite often. By extension, Mathew Stafford should be slinging the rock. A lot. That bodes well for the fantasy prospects of Golden Tate, who slides into the WR1 role previously occupied by Calvin Johnson.

Worst Pick

Zach Miller, 12.02, TE17

Vanderwoude went back-to-back on the TE position in Rounds 11 and 12, but he could’ve spread the position out a bit and shored up other spots on the roster. Tight End was getting thin at this point and he wanted to seal the deal, but he likely could’ve waited until the later rounds for a TE2 and ended up just as pleased with the end results.

Evaluation

Overall, a very impressive draft from Vanderwoude. He walked away with two Top 5 RBs in the form of David Johnson and Adrian Peterson, grabbed some receivers that are set up for a high volume of targets, and even picked up a nice tandem of QBs in Tony Romo and Blake Bortles. Vanderwoude’s club is set up to contend, and is a very real threat to take down the whole thing in 2016.  

Mark Wimer Slot 12

Pick Ovr Selection
1.12 12 Elliott, Ezekiel DAL RB (R)
2.01 13 Robinson, Allen JAC WR
3.12 36 Murray, Latavius OAK RB
4.01 37 Walker, Delanie TEN TE
5.12 60 Mathews, Ryan PHI RB
6.01 61 Brees, Drew NOS QB
7.12 84 Jackson, DeSean WAS WR
8.01 85 Snead, Willie NOS WR
9.12 108 Ebron, Eric DET TE
10.01 109 Thomas, Michael NOS WR (R)
11.12 132 Doctson, Josh WAS WR (R)
12.01 133 Carroo, Leonte MIA WR (R)
13.12 156 Ryan, Matt ATL QB
14.01 157 Ginn Jr., Ted CAR WR
15.12 180 Crowder, Jamison WAS WR
16.01 181 Texans, Houston HOU Def
17.12 204 Strong, Jaelen HOU WR
18.01 205 Zenner, Zach DET RB
19.12 228 Cook, Jared GBP TE
20.01 229 Brown, Josh NYG PK

Overall Strategy

WR-heavy, early QB and TE, volume approach to WR

Best Pick

Allen Robinson, 2.01, WR8

In a perfect world, you’ll walk out of the Round 1/2 turn with a RB1 and a WR1. That’s exactly what happened for Wimer, as he deftly selected Ezekiel Elliott and Allen Robinson. It can be nerve wracking sitting on the sidelines as the board clears off in Round 1 and you haven’t even selected yet, but things broke the right way for Wimer. He took full advantage of it, and walked away with two anchors to build on.

Worst Pick

Latavius Murray, 3.12, RB13

Murray could be the definition of a boom-bust prospect in 2016. Early reports indicated that the Raiders were exploring additional options at the RB position that would eat into his workload, but that has been offset by some recent votes of confidence. The early reports could have simply been an internal motivational ploy, but also could be a clear sign of smoke that leads to fire. The Raiders offense as a whole should take a leap in 2016 and there will be value to be had from the team’s RB1, there were just safer bets on the board at this point in the draft.

Evaluation

An interesting draft for Wimer overall. He’s dangerously thin at the RB position, but he offset that by applying a volume approach to the WR position in the later rounds. At least one of those later round selections could have been used to provide some more RB depth. If the depth he has accumulated at wide receiver fails to bear fruit, he’ll have exposed himself at two positions and wind up as an also-ran.

 

Full Draft

Pick Ovr Franchise Selection
1.01 1 Jeff Haseley Brown, Antonio PIT WR
1.02 2 Phil Alexander Jones, Julio ATL WR
1.03 3 Ari Ingel Beckham, Odell NYG WR
1.04 4 Jeff Tefertiller Hopkins, DeAndre HOU WR
1.05 5 Steve Holloway Green, A.J. CIN WR
1.06 6 Jason Wood Bell, Le'Veon PIT RB
1.07 7 Chad Parsons Gurley, Todd RAM RB
1.08 8 Will Grant Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE
1.09 9 Alex Miglio Bryant, Dez DAL WR
1.10 10 Chris Kuczynski Nelson, Jordy GBP WR
1.11 11 BJ Vanderwoude Johnson, David ARI RB
1.12 12 Mark Wimer Elliott, Ezekiel DAL RB (R)
2.01 13 Mark Wimer Robinson, Allen JAC WR
2.02 14 BJ Vanderwoude Peterson, Adrian MIN RB
2.03 15 Chris Kuczynski Cooper, Amari OAK WR
2.04 16 Alex Miglio Miller, Lamar HOU RB
2.05 17 Will Grant Charles, Jamaal KCC RB
2.06 18 Chad Parsons Evans, Mike TBB WR
2.07 19 Jason Wood Allen, Keenan SDC WR
2.08 20 Steve Holloway Jeffery, Alshon CHI WR
2.09 21 Jeff Tefertiller Marshall, Brandon NYJ WR
2.10 22 Ari Ingel Hilton, T.Y. IND WR
2.11 23 Phil Alexander Ingram, Mark NOS RB
2.12 24 Jeff Haseley Cooks, Brandin NOS WR
3.01 25 Jeff Haseley Newton, Cam CAR QB
3.02 26 Phil Alexander Lacy, Eddie GBP RB
3.03 27 Ari Ingel Cobb, Randall GBP WR
3.04 28 Jeff Tefertiller Freeman, Devonta ATL RB
3.05 29 Steve Holloway Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR
3.06 30 Jason Wood Martin, Doug TBB RB
3.07 31 Chad Parsons Hyde, Carlos SFO RB
3.08 32 Will Grant Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB
3.09 33 Alex Miglio Landry, Jarvis MIA WR
3.10 34 Chris Kuczynski Watkins, Sammy BUF WR
3.11 35 BJ Vanderwoude Edelman, Julian NEP WR
3.12 36 Mark Wimer Murray, Latavius OAK RB
4.01 37 Mark Wimer Walker, Delanie TEN TE
4.02 38 BJ Vanderwoude Tate, Golden DET WR
4.03 39 Chris Kuczynski Anderson, C.J. DEN RB
4.04 40 Alex Miglio Moncrief, Donte IND WR
4.05 41 Will Grant Benjamin, Kelvin CAR WR
4.06 42 Chad Parsons Matthews, Jordan PHI WR
4.07 43 Jason Wood Maclin, Jeremy KCC WR
4.08 44 Steve Holloway McCoy, LeSean BUF RB
4.09 45 Jeff Tefertiller Bernard, Giovani CIN RB
4.10 46 Ari Ingel Rawls, Thomas SEA RB
4.11 47 Phil Alexander Floyd, Michael ARI WR
4.12 48 Jeff Haseley Forte, Matt NYJ RB
5.01 49 Jeff Haseley Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR
5.02 50 Phil Alexander Reed, Jordan WAS TE
5.03 51 Ari Ingel Ajayi, Jay MIA RB
5.04 52 Jeff Tefertiller Johnson, Duke CLE RB
5.05 53 Steve Holloway Wilson, Russell SEA QB
5.06 54 Jason Wood Olsen, Greg CAR TE
5.07 55 Chad Parsons Parker, DeVante MIA WR
5.08 56 Will Grant Lewis, Dion NEP RB
5.09 57 Alex Miglio Luck, Andrew IND QB
5.10 58 Chris Kuczynski Baldwin, Doug SEA WR
5.11 59 BJ Vanderwoude Sanders, Emmanuel DEN WR
5.12 60 Mark Wimer Mathews, Ryan PHI RB
6.01 61 Mark Wimer Brees, Drew NOS QB
6.02 62 BJ Vanderwoude Hurns, Allen JAC WR
6.03 63 Chris Kuczynski Woodhead, Danny SDC RB
6.04 64 Alex Miglio Lockett, Tyler SEA WR
6.05 65 Will Grant Brown, John ARI WR
6.06 66 Chad Parsons Fleener, Coby NOS TE
6.07 67 Jason Wood Murray, DeMarco TEN RB
6.08 68 Steve Holloway Hill, Jeremy CIN RB
6.09 69 Jeff Tefertiller Decker, Eric NYJ WR
6.10 70 Ari Ingel Kelce, Travis KCC TE
6.11 71 Phil Alexander Crabtree, Michael OAK WR
6.12 72 Jeff Haseley Jones, Matt WAS RB
7.01 73 Jeff Haseley Stewart, Jonathan CAR RB
7.02 74 Phil Alexander Jones, Marvin DET WR
7.03 75 Ari Ingel White, Kevin CHI WR
7.04 76 Jeff Tefertiller Eifert, Tyler CIN TE
7.05 77 Steve Holloway Coleman, Corey CLE WR (R)
7.06 78 Jason Wood Palmer, Carson ARI QB
7.07 79 Chad Parsons Sims, Charles TBB RB
7.08 80 Will Grant Diggs, Stefon MIN WR
7.09 81 Alex Miglio Langford, Jeremy CHI RB
7.10 82 Chris Kuczynski Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB
7.11 83 BJ Vanderwoude Abdullah, Ameer DET RB
7.12 84 Mark Wimer Jackson, DeSean WAS WR
8.01 85 Mark Wimer Snead, Willie NOS WR
8.02 86 BJ Vanderwoude Shepard, Sterling NYG WR (R)
8.03 87 Chris Kuczynski Riddick, Theo DET RB
8.04 88 Alex Miglio Green, Ladarius PIT TE
8.05 89 Will Grant Austin, Tavon RAM WR
8.06 90 Chad Parsons Brady, Tom NEP QB
8.07 91 Jason Wood Treadwell, Laquon MIN WR (R)
8.08 92 Steve Holloway Gore, Frank IND RB
8.09 93 Jeff Tefertiller Smith, Torrey SFO WR
8.10 94 Ari Ingel Gordon, Melvin SDC RB
8.11 95 Phil Alexander Manning, Eli NYG QB
8.12 96 Jeff Haseley Wheaton, Markus PIT WR
9.01 97 Jeff Haseley Ivory, Chris JAC RB
9.02 98 Phil Alexander Jennings, Rashad NYG RB
9.03 99 Ari Ingel Ertz, Zach PHI TE
9.04 100 Jeff Tefertiller Rivers, Philip SDC QB
9.05 101 Steve Holloway Barnidge, Gary CLE TE
9.06 102 Jason Wood Aiken, Kamar BAL WR
9.07 103 Chad Parsons Green-Beckham, Dorial TEN WR
9.08 104 Will Grant Yeldon, T.J. JAC RB
9.09 105 Alex Miglio Henry, Derrick TEN RB (R)
9.10 106 Chris Kuczynski Funchess, Devin CAR WR
9.11 107 BJ Vanderwoude Smith, Steve BAL WR
9.12 108 Mark Wimer Ebron, Eric DET TE
10.01 109 Mark Wimer Thomas, Michael NOS WR (R)
10.02 110 BJ Vanderwoude Bortles, Blake JAC QB
10.03 111 Chris Kuczynski Allen, Dwayne IND TE
10.04 112 Alex Miglio McKinnon, Jerick MIN RB
10.05 113 Will Grant Matthews, Rishard TEN WR
10.06 114 Chad Parsons Howard, Jordan CHI RB (R)
10.07 115 Jason Wood Williams, DeAngelo PIT RB
10.08 116 Steve Holloway Thomas, Julius JAC TE
10.09 117 Jeff Tefertiller Jackson, Vincent TBB WR
10.10 118 Ari Ingel Crowell, Isaiah CLE RB
10.11 119 Phil Alexander Benjamin, Travis SDC WR
10.12 120 Jeff Haseley Gates, Antonio SDC TE
11.01 121 Jeff Haseley Bennett, Martellus NEP TE
11.02 122 Phil Alexander Forsett, Justin BAL RB
11.03 123 Ari Ingel Coleman, Tevin ATL RB
11.04 124 Jeff Tefertiller Washington, DeAndre OAK RB (R)
11.05 125 Steve Holloway Vereen, Shane NYG RB
11.06 126 Jason Wood Winston, Jameis TBB QB
11.07 127 Chad Parsons Coates, Sammie PIT WR
11.08 128 Will Grant Sanu, Mohamed ATL WR
11.09 129 Alex Miglio Wallace, Mike BAL WR
11.10 130 Chris Kuczynski Carr, Derek OAK QB
11.11 131 BJ Vanderwoude Graham, Jimmy SEA TE
11.12 132 Mark Wimer Doctson, Josh WAS WR (R)
12.01 133 Mark Wimer Carroo, Leonte MIA WR (R)
12.02 134 BJ Vanderwoude Miller, Zach CHI TE
12.03 135 Chris Kuczynski Prosise, C.J. SEA RB (R)
12.04 136 Alex Miglio Cameron, Jordan MIA TE
12.05 137 Will Grant Sproles, Darren PHI RB
12.06 138 Chad Parsons Foster, Arian FA* RB
12.07 139 Jason Wood Dorsett, Phillip IND WR
12.08 140 Steve Holloway Williams, Terrance DAL WR
12.09 141 Jeff Tefertiller Perriman, Breshad BAL WR
12.10 142 Ari Ingel Stafford, Matthew DET QB
12.11 143 Phil Alexander Powell, Bilal NYJ RB
12.12 144 Jeff Haseley Taylor, Tyrod BUF QB
13.01 145 Jeff Haseley Williams, Karlos BUF RB
13.02 146 Phil Alexander Allen, Javorius BAL RB
13.03 147 Ari Ingel Cousins, Kirk WAS QB
13.04 148 Jeff Tefertiller Starks, James GBP RB
13.05 149 Steve Holloway Booker, Devontae DEN RB (R)
13.06 150 Jason Wood Dixon, Kenneth BAL RB (R)
13.07 151 Chad Parsons Witten, Jason DAL TE
13.08 152 Will Grant Panthers, Carolina CAR Def
13.09 153 Alex Miglio Hogan, Chris NEP WR
13.10 154 Chris Kuczynski Perkins, Paul NYG RB (R)
13.11 155 BJ Vanderwoude Romo, Tony DAL QB
13.12 156 Mark Wimer Ryan, Matt ATL QB
14.01 157 Mark Wimer Ginn Jr., Ted CAR WR
14.02 158 BJ Vanderwoude Drake, Kenyan MIA RB (R)
14.03 159 Chris Kuczynski Fuller, Will HOU WR (R)
14.04 160 Alex Miglio Tannehill, Ryan MIA QB
14.05 161 Will Grant Dalton, Andy CIN QB
14.06 162 Chad Parsons Mariota, Marcus TEN QB
14.07 163 Jason Wood LaFell, Brandon CIN WR
14.08 164 Steve Holloway Woods, Robert BUF WR
14.09 165 Jeff Tefertiller Garcon, Pierre WAS WR
14.10 166 Ari Ingel Ellington, Bruce SFO WR
14.11 167 Phil Alexander Clay, Charles BUF TE
14.12 168 Jeff Haseley Cardinals, Arizona ARI Def
15.01 169 Jeff Haseley Watson, Ben BAL TE
15.02 170 Phil Alexander Flacco, Joe BAL QB
15.03 171 Ari Ingel Smallwood, Wendell PHI RB (R)
15.04 172 Jeff Tefertiller Walford, Clive OAK TE
15.05 173 Steve Holloway Boyd, Tyler CIN WR (R)
15.06 174 Jason Wood Tye, Will NYG TE
15.07 175 Chad Parsons Draughn, Shaun SFO RB
15.08 176 Will Grant Seferian-Jenkins, Austin TBB TE
15.09 177 Alex Miglio West, Charcandrick KCC RB
15.10 178 Chris Kuczynski Thompson, Chris WAS RB
15.11 179 BJ Vanderwoude Ferguson, Josh IND RB (R)
15.12 180 Mark Wimer Crowder, Jamison WAS WR
16.01 181 Mark Wimer Texans, Houston HOU Def
16.02 182 BJ Vanderwoude Broncos, Denver DEN Def
16.03 183 Chris Kuczynski Seahawks, Seattle SEA Def
16.04 184 Alex Miglio Rams, Los Angeles RAM Def
16.05 185 Will Grant Johnson, Stevie SDC WR
16.06 186 Chad Parsons Gostkowski, Stephen NEP PK
16.07 187 Jason Wood Chiefs, Kansas City KCC Def
16.08 188 Steve Holloway Tucker, Justin BAL PK
16.09 189 Jeff Tefertiller Gano, Graham CAR PK
16.10 190 Ari Ingel Gordon, Josh CLE WR
16.11 191 Phil Alexander Janis, Jeff GBP WR
16.12 192 Jeff Haseley Randle, Rueben PHI WR
17.01 193 Jeff Haseley Williams, Jonathan BUF RB (R)
17.02 194 Phil Alexander Fitzpatrick, Ryan NYJ QB
17.03 195 Ari Ingel Vikings, Minnesota MIN Def
17.04 196 Jeff Tefertiller Patriots, New England NEP Def
17.05 197 Steve Holloway Raiders, Oakland OAK Def
17.06 198 Jason Wood Artis-Payne, Cameron CAR RB
17.07 199 Chad Parsons Marshall, Keith WAS RB (R)
17.08 200 Will Grant McFadden, Darren DAL RB
17.09 201 Alex Miglio Catanzaro, Chandler ARI PK
17.10 202 Chris Kuczynski Blount, LeGarrette NEP RB
17.11 203 BJ Vanderwoude Spiller, C.J. NOS RB
17.12 204 Mark Wimer Strong, Jaelen HOU WR
18.01 205 Mark Wimer Zenner, Zach DET RB
18.02 206 BJ Vanderwoude Kearse, Jermaine SEA WR
18.03 207 Chris Kuczynski Wright, Kendall TEN WR
18.04 208 Alex Miglio Jaguars, Jacksonville JAC Def
18.05 209 Will Grant Boswell, Chris PIT PK
18.06 210 Chad Parsons Taylor, Kelvin SFO RB (R)
18.07 211 Jason Wood Cruz, Victor NYG WR
18.08 212 Steve Holloway Eagles, Philadelphia PHI Def
18.09 213 Jeff Tefertiller Hightower, Tim NOS RB
18.10 214 Ari Ingel Bengals, Cincinnati CIN Def
18.11 215 Phil Alexander Johnson, Chris ARI RB
18.12 216 Jeff Haseley Roberts, Seth OAK WR
19.01 217 Jeff Haseley Santos, Cairo KCC PK
19.02 218 Phil Alexander Redskins, Washington WAS Def
19.03 219 Ari Ingel Agholor, Nelson PHI WR
19.04 220 Jeff Tefertiller Kroft, Tyler CIN TE
19.05 221 Steve Holloway Cutler, Jay CHI QB
19.06 222 Jason Wood Hauschka, Steven SEA PK
19.07 223 Chad Parsons Todman, Jordan IND RB
19.08 224 Will Grant Lee, Marqise JAC WR
19.09 225 Alex Miglio Nelson, J.J. ARI WR
19.10 226 Chris Kuczynski Bailey, Dan DAL PK
19.11 227 BJ Vanderwoude Crosby, Mason GBP PK
19.12 228 Mark Wimer Cook, Jared GBP TE
20.01 229 Mark Wimer Brown, Josh NYG PK
20.02 230 BJ Vanderwoude Henry, Hunter SDC TE (R)
20.03 231 Chris Kuczynski Rudolph, Kyle MIN TE
20.04 232 Alex Miglio Carey, Ka'Deem CHI RB
20.05 233 Will Grant Turbin, Robert IND RB
20.06 234 Chad Parsons Packers, Green Bay GBP Def
20.07 235 Jason Wood Jets, New York NYJ Def
20.08 236 Steve Holloway Bell, Kenny TBB WR
20.09 237 Jeff Tefertiller Osweiler, Brock HOU QB
20.10 238 Ari Ingel Aguayo, Roberto TBB PK (R)
20.11 239 Phil Alexander Bryant, Matt ATL PK
20.12 240 Jeff Haseley Sharpe, Tajae TEN WR (R)
 

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