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

The Footballguys staff got together for their second mock draft of 2017. A 12 team PPR, where TD passes are worth 6 points. Chad Parsons provides an in-depth evaluation summary of each team's draft. 

On July 12th, twelve members of the Footballguys staff got together for the site's second mock draft of 2017. Below is the league scoring format and bylaws. Chad Parsons 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. Matt Williamson
  2. Jason Wood
  3. Justin Howe
  4. Dan Hindery
  5. Jeff Tefertiller
  6. John Norton
  7. BJ Vanderwoude
  8. Andy Hicks
  9. Ari Ingel
  10. Stephen Holloway
  11. Chris Kuczynski
  12. Mark Wimer

Starting with Matt Williamson from the 1.01 spot, Chad Parsons provides an unbiased evaluation of each team's draft performance.

Slot 1 - Matt Williamson

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.01 1 Bell, Le'Veon PIT RB
2.12 24 Watkins, Sammy BUF WR
3.01 25 Crowell, Isaiah CLE RB
4.12 48 Tate, Golden DET WR
5.01 49 Montgomery, Ty GBP RB
6.12 72 Marshall, Brandon NYG WR
7.01 73 Wilson, Russell SEA QB
8.12 96 Prosise, C.J. SEA RB
9.01 97 Dixon, Kenneth BAL RB
10.12 120 Meredith, Cameron CHI WR
11.01 121 Perriman, Breshad BAL WR
12.12 144 Fiedorowicz, C.J. HOU TE
13.01 145 Conner, James PIT RB (R)
14.12 168 Palmer, Carson ARI QB
15.01 169 Cook, Jared OAK TE
16.12 192 Williams, Jamaal GBP RB (R)
17.01 193 Funchess, Devin CAR WR
18.12 216 Ravens, Baltimore BAL Def
19.01 217 Jones, Aaron GBP RB (R)
20.12 240 Boswell, Chris PIT PK

Overall Strategy

Seek unsettled depth charts and inexpensive targets

Best Pick(s)

James Conner, 13.01, RB48. While Conner may appear as a backup running back shot in the dark to some on a fantasy draft board, he is a must own for LeVeon Bell owners. Williamson took Bell at 1.01 and attaching Conner as a handcuff outside the top-45 running backs is a no-brainer. No back should challenge Conner for the No.2 role behind Bell on the depth and should Bell miss time (via injury or otherwise), Conner steps into RB1 upside.

Worst Pick(s)

Devin Funchess, 17.01, WR76. While the cost is low for Funchess this year after not fulfilling breakout expectations in a lost 2016, the story for impact is daunting in 2017. Carolina added two weapons on offense in the top-50 (Christian McCaffrey, Curtis Samuel) and Kelvin Benjamin is still (painfully) occupying the No.1 receiver role. Taking a running back shot over Funchess, who is losing support from Carolina, with Alvin Kamara and Darren McFadden would have optimized the selection.

Evaluation

The balanced approach to team-building offers a solid outlook exiting a draft. Williamson locked up the Steelers backfield but also the Packers with late-round selections of Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones added to Ty Montgomery. The key to Williamson’s success will center on his wide receivers. Sammy Watkins’ health and getting a top-20 season from one of Golden Tate, Breshad Perriman, Cameron Meredith, or Brandon Marshall is the biggest watch area for this team.

Slot 2 - Jason Wood

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.02 2 Johnson, David ARI RB
2.11 23 Hopkins, DeAndre HOU WR
3.02 26 Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB
4.11 47 Cook, Dalvin MIN RB (R)
5.02 50 Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR
6.11 71 Crowder, Jamison WAS WR
7.02 74 Perine, Samaje WAS RB (R)
8.11 95 Cobb, Randall GBP WR
9.02 98 Ertz, Zach PHI TE
10.11 119 Forte, Matt NYJ RB
11.02 122 Doyle, Jack IND TE
12.11 143 Wentz, Carson PHI QB
13.02 146 Murray, Latavius MIN RB
14.11 167 Golladay, Kenny DET WR (R)
15.02 170 Kupp, Cooper LAR WR (R)
16.11 191 Patriots, New England NEP Def
17.02 194 Rams, Los Angeles LAR Def
18.11 215 Hogan, Chris NEP WR
19.02 218 Pumphrey, Donnel PHI RB (R)
20.11 239 Lutz, Wil NOS PK

Overall Strategy

Build around high-floor players

Best Pick(s)

Larry Fitzgerald, 5.02, WR26. The Arizona pass game focused on Fitzgerald and David Johnson in 2016. With few tweaks outside of (ideally) improved health from John Brown to offer more of a downfield presence, Fitzgerald is a lock-and-load high target option in 2017. No Cardinal other than Fitzgerald and Johnson saw more than 75 targets a year ago and Fitzgerald is a strong bet to finish in the top-20 of receivers once again.

Worst Pick(s)

Dalvin Cook, 4.11, RB17. Wood did secure Latavius Murray in Round 13 to pair with Cook, however, mid-RB2 prices for Cook is a rich investment. Murray is the likely goal line option and higher volume back of the Minnesota ground game. The Vikings also lack a high-powered ceiling as an offense, tempering expectations of any singular weapon. In the following two rounds backs to offer unquestioned starter workload potential include Carlos Hyde and Spencer Ware.

Evaluation

Between landing David Johnson at 1.02 and surrounding him with Aaron Rodgers, DeAndre Hopkins, and Larry Fitzgerald, Wood has a strong floor of core players. Matt Forte and Samaje Perine offer weekly starter potential for RB2 and Jamison Crowder offers quality depth, even if lacking upside punch. Wood projects as a top-half roster exiting the draft with title aspirations if a player or two beyond his core hit as a strong fantasy starter.

Slot 3 - Justin Howe

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.03 3 Elliott, Ezekiel DAL RB
2.10 22 Kelce, Travis KCC TE
3.03 27 Brady, Tom NEP QB
4.10 46 Diggs, Stefon MIN WR
5.03 51 Coleman, Tevin ATL RB
6.10 70 Snead, Willie NOS WR
7.03 75 Powell, Bilal NYJ RB
8.10 94 Gore, Frank IND RB
9.03 99 Britt, Kenny CLE WR
10.10 118 Matthews, Rishard TEN WR
11.03 123 Wallace, Mike BAL WR
12.10 142 Fuller, Will HOU WR
13.03 147 Brate, Cameron TBB TE
14.10 166 Vereen, Shane NYG RB
15.03 171 Austin, Tavon LAR WR
16.10 190 Flacco, Joe BAL QB
17.03 195 Vikings, Minnesota MIN Def
18.10 214 McKinnon, Jerick MIN RB
19.03 219 Clay, Charles BUF TE
20.10 238 Santos, Cairo KCC PK

Overall Strategy

Balanced approach and wide receiver by committee

Best Pick(s)

Mike Wallace, 11.03, WR52. Baltimore led in the NFL in 2016 with a gaudy 679 passes. Wallace front-lined the receiver corps with 116 targets and Steve Smith’s 101 targets are gone from a year ago. Breshad Perriman is a breakout candidate but development will be key. Jeremy Maclin was acquired but could be distressed goods. Wallace is the lone stable returning receiver on a team with volume to spare. As a depth receiver in cost, Wallace was outstanding value outside the top-50 receivers off the board.

Worst Pick(s)

Cameron Brate, 13.03, TE18. With Travis Kelce already secured in Round 2, Brate was a luxury pick. However, the ceiling is capped with established receivers in Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson plus O.J. Howard to mix in at tight end as the season wears on. Brate offers little profit potential from TE18 when another upside back or receiver would have optimized Howe’s squad.

Evaluation

The risk of Howe’s roster lies in potentially having a bevy of receivers in the low-WR2 to WR4 zone of production. With Jerick McKinnon and Shane Vereen as satellite backs, his running back stable runs only four deep and Frank Gore projects as a critical piece.

Slot 4 - Dan Hindery

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.04 4 Brown, Antonio PIT WR
2.09 21 Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE
3.04 28 Bryant, Dez DAL WR
4.09 45 Mixon, Joe CIN RB (R)
5.04 52 Hyde, Carlos SFO RB
6.09 69 Martin, Doug TBB RB
7.04 76 Garcon, Pierre SFO WR
8.09 93 Maclin, Jeremy BAL WR
9.04 100 Blount, LeGarrette PHI RB
10.09 117 Prescott, Dak DAL QB
11.04 124 Dalton, Andy CIN QB
12.09 141 Williams, Mike LAC WR (R)
13.04 148 Lockett, Tyler SEA WR
14.09 165 Rodgers, Jacquizz TBB RB
15.04 172 Broncos, Denver DEN Def
16.09 189 Samuel, Curtis CAR WR (R)
17.04 196 Allen, Dwayne NEP TE
18.09 213 McFadden, Darren DAL RB
19.04 220 Burkhead, Rex NEP RB
20.09 237 Vinatieri, Adam IND PK

Overall Strategy

Late-round quarterback, shoot for big roles

Best Pick(s)

Darren McFadden, 18.09, RB68. McFadden offers RB1 production any game Ezekiel Elliott is out, which could be a game or two to open the season by the latest reports of potential suspension. Regardless, Hindery landed a high-upside option in the final rounds after building a strong running back corps.

Worst Pick(s)

Broncos DST 15.04, DST1. Being first into the defensive unit pool offers only downside and often emotionally ties an owner to starting the unit in spite of non-optimal matchups early in the season. Plus in a shallow format with stock scoring holding Denver through their early (Week 5) bye would require sacrificing a skill position asset.

Evaluation

Hindery was savvy in pairing a late pick of Dwayne Allen with oft-injured stud Rob Gronkowski. Pierre Garcon and Doug Martin offer a quality floor and ceiling combination beyond Hindery’s frontline starters. This team’s success will hinge on Carlos Hyde or Joe Mixon producing RB1 numbers and Dez Bryant bouncing back to prominence.

Slot 5 - Jeff Tefertiller

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.05 5 Evans, Mike TBB WR
2.08 20 Fournette, Leonard JAC RB (R)
3.05 29 Baldwin, Doug SEA WR
4.08 44 Bryant, Martavis PIT WR
5.05 53 Olsen, Greg CAR TE
6.08 68 Henry, Derrick TEN RB
7.05 77 Woodhead, Danny BAL RB
8.08 92 Mariota, Marcus TEN QB
9.05 101 Jackson, DeSean TBB WR
10.08 116 Ginn Jr., Ted NOS WR
11.05 125 Coleman, Corey CLE WR
12.08 140 Taylor, Tyrod BUF QB
13.05 149 James, Jesse PIT TE
14.08 164 Foreman, D'Onta HOU RB (R)
15.05 173 Mack, Marlon IND RB (R)
16.08 188 Tucker, Justin BAL PK
17.05 197 Giants, New York NYG Def
18.08 212 Gordon, Josh CLE WR
19.05 221 Treadwell, Laquon MIN WR
20.08 236 Drake, Kenyan MIA RB

Overall Strategy

High variance, shoot for the moon

Best Pick(s)

Danny Woodhead, 7.05, RB31. With Kenneth Dixon suspended to start the season Woodhead is earmarked for a substantial role out of the gate. Baltimore led the NFL in passes in 2016 and was No.2 in running back targets (119). Woodhead is an easy RB2 (or higher) projection, especially early in the season.

Worst Pick(s)

Martavis Bryant, 4.08, WR23. Bryant has been a big play machine in his smattering of games over three seasons. However, Bryant is on thin ice to complete the season given his off-field risk and is the No.2 option, at best, to Antonio Brown. Paying WR2 prices factors in nearly none of the downside with Bryant in the early rounds. Joe Mixon and Larry Fitzgerald were notables still on the board at 4.08.

Evaluation

Tefertiller made upside and variance his calling card in this draft. Marcus Mariota and Tyrod Taylor offer breathtaking upside any week but rely of rushing more than most quarterbacks. Leonard Fournette and Derrick Henry may be league winners, or in the RB20+ zone at season’s end. Martavis Bryant is conditionally reinstated but a misstep away from being a lost selection in Round 4 by Tefertiller. Ted Ginn Jr., DeSean Jackson, and Corey Coleman also align with the ‘go big or go home’ mantra. 

Slot 6 - John Norton

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.06 6 Gordon, Melvin LAC RB
2.07 19 Thomas, Michael NOS WR
3.06 30 Cooks, Brandin NEP WR
4.07 43 Crabtree, Michael OAK WR
5.06 54 Ware, Spencer KCC RB
6.07 67 Ryan, Matt ATL QB
7.06 78 West, Terrance BAL RB
8.07 91 Bennett, Martellus GBP TE
9.06 102 Decker, Eric TEN WR
10.07 115 Hunt, Kareem KCC RB (R)
11.06 126 White, James NEP RB
12.07 139 Manning, Eli NYG QB
13.06 150 Njoku, David CLE TE (R)
14.07 163 Aiken, Kamar IND WR
15.06 174 Hurns, Allen JAC WR
16.07 187 Seahawks, Seattle SEA Def
17.06 198 Gostkowski, Stephen NEP PK
18.07 211 Gallman, Wayne NYG RB (R)
19.06 222 Boyd, Tyler CIN WR
20.07 235 Buccaneers, Tampa Bay TBB Def

Overall Strategy

Find the strong offenses

Best Pick(s)

Terrance West, 7.06, RB32. West offers limited profit potential from his Round 7 price. Danny Woodhead’s addition saps any PPR upside and Kenneth Dixon will be back following his short suspension. Empty volume between the 20’s was West’s go-to usage trend last season.

Worst Pick(s)

Matt Ryan, 6.07, QB6. After a QB3 career-high finish in 2016, Ryan is one of the strongest regression candidates with a historic 38-to-7 touchdown to interception ratio, 9.3 yard-per-attempt, and losing offensive guru Kyle Shanahan. Norton’s QB2, Eli Manning, is a quality bet to pace or out-produce Ryan and he was drafted in Round 12.

Evaluation

Norton consistently attached his skill position players to strong quarterbacks. His pass-catchers include pairings with Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Derek Carr, and Tom Brady. Norton’s results will hinge on his RB2 rotation where Spencer Ware, Kareem Hunt, Terrance West, and James White are tasked with completing the puzzle.

Slot 7 - B.J. Venderwoude

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.07 7 Beckham, Odell NYG WR
2.06 18 Cooper, Amari OAK WR
3.07 31 Allen, Keenan LAC WR
4.06 42 McCaffrey, Christian CAR RB (R)
5.07 55 Luck, Andrew IND QB
6.06 66 Perkins, Paul NYG RB
7.07 79 Davis, Corey TEN WR (R)
8.06 90 Henry, Hunter LAC TE
9.07 103 Brown, John ARI WR
10.06 114 Howard, O.J. TBB TE (R)
11.07 127 Stewart, Jonathan CAR RB
12.06 138 Charles, Jamaal DEN RB
13.07 151 Watson, Deshaun HOU QB (R)
14.06 162 Engram, Evan NYG TE (R)
15.07 175 Chiefs, Kansas City KCC Def
16.06 186 Seferian-Jenkins, Austin NYJ TE
17.07 199 Lewis, Dion NEP RB
18.06 210 Hill, Jeremy CIN RB
19.07 223 Bryant, Matt ATL PK
20.06 234 Goff, Jared LAR QB

Overall Strategy

Stud wide receivers

Best Pick(s)

Keenan Allen, 3.07, WR15. Allen offers the injury discount at WR2 ADP. Vanderwoude was able to get Allen as his WR3. Allen hit 20 points-per-game in 2015, his last extended action.

Worst Pick(s)

Christian McCaffrey, 4.06, RB15. While paired with Jonathan Stewart later in the draft, high-RB2 prices offer little upside outside of Reggie Bush reincarnated for a rookie running back pass-centric role. Carolina is an offense in transition and taking McCaffrey as a fantasy team’s RB1 is a significant leap of faith.

Evaluation

Vanderwoude built his core around three stud receivers and splurging for an early quarterback in Round 5 (Andrew Luck). As a result, his running back core is a hodgepodge of committee options and unknown. Vanderwoude’s tight end quartet offers the same collection of risk. This team needs the perfect storm at running back to contend.

Slot 8 - Andy Hicks

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.08 8 Jones, Julio ATL WR
2.05 17 Gurley, Todd LAR RB
3.08 32 Reed, Jordan WAS TE
4.05 41 Adams, Davante GBP WR
5.08 56 Lacy, Eddie SEA RB
6.05 65 Carr, Derek OAK QB
7.08 80 Benjamin, Kelvin CAR WR
8.05 89 Peterson, Adrian NOS RB
9.08 104 Kelley, Rob WAS RB
10.05 113 Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB
11.08 128 Woods, Robert LAR WR
12.05 137 White, Kevin CHI WR
13.08 152 Lee, Marqise JAC WR
14.05 161 Thomas, Julius MIA TE
15.08 176 Richard, Jalen OAK RB
16.05 185 Washington, DeAndre OAK RB
17.08 200 Smith-Schuster, JuJu PIT WR (R)
18.05 209 Dorsett, Phillip IND WR
19.08 224 Jaguars, Jacksonville JAC Def
20.05 233 Janikowski, Sebastian OAK PK

Overall Strategy

Reclamation project

Best Pick(s)

Kevin White, 12.05, WR59. White’s biggest question mark is health as Chicago left the depth chart wide open for the No.1 role. White will get every opportunity to prove his No.7 overall pick worth in Year 3 after a handful of healthy games under his belt to-date. White is the ideal depth shot at upside beyond the top-50 receivers.

Worst Pick(s)

Derek Carr, 6.05, QB5. Carr was drafted at his 2017 ceiling and the value lost was compounded with the selection of Ben Roethlisberger in Round 10. Roethlisberger offers as much upside as Carr for a fraction of the price. While an enviable committee, Hicks squandered an opportunity to add options like Willie Snead or Danny Woodhead in the mid-rounds as a result.

Evaluation

Hicks is betting on a number of reclamation projects among his 18 skill position selections. From Eddie Lacy, Todd Gurley, and Adrian Peterson at running back to Kelvin Benjamin, Kevin White, and Julius Thomas among the pass-catchers, a few need to find their previous (or higher level) of success to balance out this squad.

Slot 9 - Ari Ingel

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.09 9 McCoy, LeSean BUF RB
2.04 16 Murray, DeMarco TEN RB
3.09 33 Miller, Lamar HOU RB
4.04 40 Jeffery, Alshon PHI WR
5.09 57 Pryor, Terrelle WAS WR
6.04 64 Sanders, Emmanuel DEN WR
7.09 81 Moncrief, Donte IND WR
8.04 88 Eifert, Tyler CIN TE
9.09 105 Cousins, Kirk WAS QB
10.04 112 Ebron, Eric DET TE
11.09 129 Matthews, Jordan PHI WR
12.04 136 Williams, Joe SFO RB (R)
13.09 153 Williams, Jonathan BUF RB
14.04 160 Jones, Zay BUF WR (R)
15.09 177 Texans, Houston HOU Def
16.04 184 Smith, Torrey PHI WR
17.09 201 Kamara, Alvin NOS RB (R)
18.04 208 Richardson, Paul SEA WR
19.09 225 Eagles, Philadelphia PHI Def
20.04 232 Aguayo, Roberto TBB PK

Overall Strategy

Hang on to stardom

Best Pick(s)

Alvin Kamara, 17.09, RB63. Kamara is a perfect late-round running back stash. The Saints have churned out strong PPR backs in the Drew Brees-Sean Payton era. Kamara could have the Darren Sproles-Travaris Cadet-Pierre Thomas pass-centric role early in the season plus Kamara’s role has expansion possibilities if Mark Ingram or Adrian Peterson should falter.

Worst Pick(s)

Lamar Miller, 3.09, RB13. Miller’s best trait in his career has been durability, missing only five games in five seasons. His upside is tempered and Miller’s volume increasing has sapped his big-play potential. D’Onta Foreman offers a serious threat to Miller’s 299 touches from a year ago and Miller is already a lackluster back if seeking a difference maker.

Evaluation

Ingel collected a number of previous stars needing to string together another strong season. Kirk Cousins had the perfect storm of weapons previously but is turning over his top-2 receivers from 2016. Lamar Miller and DeMarco Murray have strong No.2 backs behind them. Tyler Eifert and Alshon Jeffery need to recapture their former glory for fantasy prominence. Ingel lacks an outright stud at receiver but collected a solid top-4 in the mid-rounds.

Slot 10 - Stephen Holloway

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.10 10 Green, A.J. CIN WR
2.03 15 Ajayi, Jay MIA RB
3.10 34 Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR
4.03 39 Robinson, Allen JAC WR
5.10 58 Ingram, Mark NOS RB
6.03 63 Rudolph, Kyle MIN TE
7.10 82 Winston, Jameis TBB QB
8.03 87 Parker, DeVante MIA WR
9.10 106 Rivers, Philip LAC QB
10.03 111 Johnson, Duke CLE RB
11.10 130 Fleener, Coby NOS TE
12.03 135 Ross, John CIN WR (R)
13.10 154 Sanu, Mohamed ATL WR
14.03 159 Witten, Jason DAL TE
15.10 178 Beasley, Cole DAL WR
16.03 183 Cardinals, Arizona ARI Def
17.10 202 Thompson, Chris WAS RB
18.03 207 Sims, Charles TBB RB
19.10 226 Bailey, Dan DAL PK
20.03 231 Williams, Chad ARI WR (R)

Overall Strategy

Razor thin running backs

Best Pick(s)

Jay Ajayi, 2.03, RB8. Running backs were swift to leave the board and Holloway was smart to side with Ajayi early in Round 2 considering how the landscape changed by his late-Round 3 position where Marshawn Lynch and Christian McCaffery were the next backs off the board following Holloway shifting to wide receiver.

Worst Pick(s)

Jameis Winston and Philip Rivers, QB8 and QB12 respectively. Either one is a fine selection but doubling down in the first nine rounds in a shallow format without a superflex spot is a loss of value. Adding a running back in this range would have improved the overall roster with Mike Gillislee and LeGarrette Blount two notable potential lead backs available.

Evaluation

Holloway focused on wide receiver and took three combined quarterbacks and tight ends within the first nine rounds. As a result his running backs lack any depth. Beyond Jay Ajayi, Mark Ingram is the clear No.2 option but no lock as a runner (Adrian Peterson) or receiver (Alvin Kamara). Duke Johnson, Charles Sims, and Chris Thompson are depth pass-catching specialists. Holloway will need four weekly strong receivers to consistently compete for late-season success.

Slot 11 - Chris Kuczynski

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.11 11 Nelson, Jordy GBP WR
2.02 14 Hilton, T.Y. IND WR
3.11 35 Landry, Jarvis MIA WR
4.02 38 Lynch, Marshawn OAK RB
5.11 59 Anderson, C.J. DEN RB
6.02 62 Edelman, Julian NEP WR
7.11 83 Gillislee, Mike NEP RB
8.02 86 Newton, Cam CAR QB
9.11 107 Riddick, Theo DET RB
10.02 110 Walker, Delanie TEN TE
11.11 131 Doctson, Josh WAS WR
12.02 134 Stafford, Matthew DET QB
13.11 155 Rawls, Thomas SEA RB
14.02 158 Stills, Kenny MIA WR
15.11 179 Sproles, Darren PHI RB
16.02 182 Gabriel, Taylor ATL WR
17.11 203 Gates, Antonio LAC TE
18.02 206 Henderson, Carlos DEN WR (R)
19.11 227 Steelers, Pittsburgh PIT Def
20.02 230 Crosby, Mason GBP PK

Overall Strategy

Running back by committee

Best Pick(s)

Mike Gillislee, 7.11, RB33. The Patriots’ power back has double-digit touchdown potential on an annual basis and Gillislee offers more big-play upside than the LeGarrette Blount iteration in 2016. For waiting on running back until the mid-rounds and Marshawn Lynch being a tenuous RB1 on his roster, Kuczynski was savvy to snag Gillislee as his RB3.

Worst Pick(s)

Cam Newton, 8.02, QB9. Newton has struggled with accuracy his entire career and the rushing upside is dwindling by the season. Newton’s yards-per-carry has dropped for five straight seasons and his six attempts per game was a career-low in 2016. Adding Christian McCaffrey and Curtis Samuel represent a ‘get the ball out of Newton’s hands quicker’ philosophy shift – at least an attempt – in 2017.

Evaluation

Kuczynski loaded up at wide receiver and invested in two quarterbacks among the opening 12 rounds. As a result, his running back corps is the vital piece to ultimate success. Key questions include if Theo Riddick will maintain his elite pass-catching role and the volume of Mike Gillislee and C.J. Anderson if they can secure the clear lead jobs in New England and Denver. If one of those backs can emerge as an RB1 and Marshawn Lynch supplies at least a couple months of strong work, Kuczynski can be one of the teams to beat.

Slot 12 - Mark Wimer

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.12 12 Freeman, Devonta ATL RB
2.01 13 Howard, Jordan CHI RB
3.12 36 Brees, Drew NOS QB
4.01 37 Hill, Tyreek KCC WR
5.12 60 Abdullah, Ameer DET RB
6.01 61 Graham, Jimmy SEA TE
7.12 84 Thielen, Adam MIN WR
8.01 85 Williams, Tyrell LAC WR
9.12 108 Jones, Marvin DET WR
10.01 109 Enunwa, Quincy NYJ WR
11.12 132 Shepard, Sterling NYG WR
12.01 133 Hooper, Austin ATL TE
13.12 156 Bernard, Giovani CIN RB
14.01 157 Tannehill, Ryan MIA QB
15.12 180 Panthers, Carolina CAR Def
16.01 181 Booker, Devontae DEN RB
17.12 204 Nelson, J.J. ARI WR
18.01 205 Anderson, Robby NYJ WR
19.12 228 Prater, Matt DET PK
20.01 229 Chargers, Los Angeles LAC Def

Overall Strategy

Wide receiver by committee

Best Pick(s)

Marvin Jones, 9.12, WR46. Jones was as hot as any receiver in September last season with four straight games of 70+ yards and 23 receptions over the stretch. The rest of his season was a train wreck by comparison as Jones fell off the map. Jones has minimal expectations in 2017 but offers profit potential if he can string together another strong month or two like last season.

Worst Pick(s)

Adam Thielen, 7.12, WR37. Thielen emerged with a career year in 2016, finishing around this positional rank cost on 92 targets. Minnesota is a low-upside passing attack with Stefon Diggs stationed at the top and Kyle Rudolph a strong tight end. Thielen has minimal chance to out-produce this price and could lose time to former Round 1 pick LaQuon Treadwell if progressing during the season.

Evaluation

Wimer built his squad around a stud quarterback and three backs in the first five rounds. The consequence is a rag-tag collection of receivers with Marvin Jones and Quincy Enunwa the best shots at a true No.1 option on their NFL depth chart. Drew Brees, Devonta Freeman, and Jordan Howard must carry this team with big seasons, justifying their prices, for Wimer to contend.

Full Draft - Pick by pick

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

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