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Footballguys Staff Mock Draft 5, MFL10 format, 12 team PPR

The Footballguys staff got together for their fifth mock draft of 2017. A 12 team, PPR, MFL10 format. Justin Howe provides an in-depth evaluation summary and each team answers questions about their team/strategy. 

On July 22nd, twelve members of the Footballguys staff got together for the site's fourth draft of 2017. Justin Howe provides an in-depth summary of each team and each participant answers questions about their draft and strategies. 

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
    • 4 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 the team rosters and the draft pick by pick

  1. Adam Harstad
  2. Chris Feery
  3. John Mamula
  4. Stephen Holloway
  5. John Norton
  6. Jeff Haseley
  7. Chad Parsons
  8. Dan Hindery
  9. Jeff Tefertiller
  10. Devin Knotts
  11. James Brimacombe
  12. Keith Roberts

Starting with Adam Harstad from the 1.01 spot, Justin Howe provides an unbiased evaluation of each team's draft performance

Adam Harstad - SLOT 1

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.01 1 Johnson, David ARI RB
2.12 24 Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR
3.01 25 Hopkins, DeAndre HOU WR
4.12 48 Brady, Tom NEP QB
5.01 49 Reed, Jordan WAS TE
6.12 72 Sanders, Emmanuel DEN WR
7.01 73 Abdullah, Ameer DET RB
8.12 96 Jackson, DeSean TBB WR
9.01 97 Riddick, Theo DET RB
10.12 120 Thielen, Adam MIN WR
11.01 121 Matthews, Jordan PHI WR
12.12 144 Charles, Jamaal DEN RB
13.01 145 Palmer, Carson ARI QB
14.12 168 Beasley, Cole DAL WR
15.01 169 Bernard, Giovani CIN RB
16.12 192 Howard, O.J. TBB TE (R)
17.01 193 Cook, Jared OAK TE
18.12 216 Ravens, Baltimore BAL Def
19.01 217 Rams, Los Angeles LAR Def
20.12 240 Garoppolo, Jimmy NEP QB

Overall Strategy

Set-and-forget at QB; lean WR over RB in hunting flex productivity

Best Pick(s)

Adam Thielen, 10.12, WR49 – Adam probably scored a few rounds’ worth of value with his 10th pick. In many ways, Thielen was the Vikings’ top receiver last year, ultimately finishing as the PPR WR32. He’s big (6’2” and 200 pounds) and fast (a 4.45 40-yard dash in 2013), and he actually ended 2016 fourth among all NFL starters in yards per target (10.51). I don’t expect that production to improve on its face, but there’s an added element of upside for Thielen. Stefon Diggs tends to struggle with injuries, missing six games over his first two years, so there’s reason to expect Thielen to spend a handful of weeks as the Vikings’ top target. That upside was on display last year as Thielen posted four WR1 weeks while Diggs nursed injuries down the stretch.

Worst Pick(s)

Tight end depth – I love the value Adam pulled with Jordan Reed in Round 5 – he carries true No. 1 TE potential and comes at a massive discount from Rob Gronkowski. But he’s also incredibly fragile, carrying a long history of concussions and soft-tissue lower-body ailments that have tended to linger. He’s a poor bet to play more than 13 or 14 games, so while his ceiling is sky-high, an investment in TE depth is fairly important; Reed drafters typically make sure to spend up a bit in the middle rounds for their TE2 and TE3. Adam added only rookie O.J. Howard, who’ll probably spend 2017 largely blocked by Cameron Brate, and the uninspiring Jared Cook. If/when Reed misses time, Adam will be hard-pressed for decent TE production.

Evaluation

Adam did quite well to construct his roster the way he did, coming away with one both balanced and dynamic. He dipped into the well early for his QB and TE1, making solid choices on both and likely locking down two top-tier producers. (Three total, when we include David Johnson.) That kind of across-the-roster dynamism allowed him to chase safe, high-volume options like Demaryius Thomas and DeAndre Hopkins to fill his wideout slots.

post-draft questions

1. You selected Jamaal Charles in the 12th round and Giovani Bernard in the 15th. What are your expectations for these players returning from injury this season?

I entered the draft with the intention to chase value, and aside from Johnson at the 1.01, the value wasn't at running back early; I didn't take my second until Ameer Abdullah at the 6/7 turn, nor my third until Riddick at the 8/9 turn. The Riddick/Abdullah pair naturally give me injury insurance against the other, and all three backs have a late enough bye (weeks 8, 7, and 7 respectively) that I felt that I had the early weeks fairly well covered. I wanted some insurance in case of a David Johnson injury and some bye protection, so I was willing to grab some slow starters, and it just turned out that RBs who were falling over injury concerns presented the best value.

As for my expectations... well, there's a reason these backs fell to the 12/13 and 14/15 turn. I'm mostly just hoping for some cheap weekly receptions to bolster my floor at the position.

2. Which player on your team is best suited for MFL10 leagues rather than an in-season management format? Explain why that's the case. 

Mr. Irrelevant, Jimmy Garoppalo, is a player I'd never take in a comparably-deep in-season management format, simply because if my top quarterback got injured I'd be able to use waivers or trades to get a replacement. I'd hoped for Paxton Lynch to fall there (under the assumption that he's more likely to be the starter late in the year, and if I have an injury problem late in the year is more likely to be when I needed the help), and I'd also debated taking a third defense or Dion Lewis, (who wound up going the pick before), but a quality quarterback handcuff with the last pick of the draft was, in my mind, a small price to pay for a bit of extra peace of mind at the position.

3. Explain why taking a quarterback early on, like Tom Brady at 4.12 is a wise decision in a best ball league.

And here I thought 4.12 was pretty late to still be able to nab a top-tier quarterback. According to Footballguys ADP, Brady is usually going at the 2/3 turn, and higher in MFL leagues in general. He tends to slide a bit in MFL10s, but even there he's usually going around the 3/4 turn. The 4/5 turn seems like a great discount, and there's not really any non-QBs in that range who are going to get their scores counted anywhere near as often. 

Another concern when drafting at the turn is getting caught by a run. Indeed, another five quarterbacks came off the board before the draft made its way back around to me. I'm pretty happy to be sitting at the front end of that run instead of the tail end of it.

Chris Feery - Slot 2

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.02 2 Bell, Le'Veon PIT RB
2.11 23 Cooks, Brandin NEP WR
3.02 26 Miller, Lamar HOU RB
4.11 47 Pryor, Terrelle WAS WR
5.02 50 Olsen, Greg CAR TE
6.11 71 Carr, Derek OAK QB
7.02 74 Marshall, Brandon NYG WR
8.11 95 Perine, Samaje WAS RB (R)
9.02 98 Meredith, Cameron CHI WR
10.11 119 Stafford, Matthew DET QB
11.02 122 Thomas, Julius MIA TE
12.11 143 Woods, Robert LAR WR
13.02 146 Williams, Jonathan BUF RB
14.11 167 Booker, Devontae DEN RB
15.02 170 James, Jesse PIT TE
16.11 191 Goff, Jared LAR QB
17.02 194 Cardinals, Arizona ARI Def
18.11 215 Chargers, Los Angeles LAC Def
19.02 218 Stewart, ArDarius NYJ WR (R)
20.11 239 Lewis, Dion NEP RB

Overall Strategy

Secure two workhorse backs; chase QB and TE; fill in the gaps at WR

Best Pick(s)

Jonathan Williams, 13.02, RB49 – Williams is widely viewed as a mere handcuff back, and he is – an elite one, at that. LeSean McCoy is 29 and has missed 5 of his last 32 games, and his backups have averaged PPR points in his absence. But the backup roles in Buffalo have enjoyed solid and dynamic productivity in recent years, even with McCoy on the field. Over 2015-16, Mike Gillislee and Karlos Williams averaged 48.8 rushing yards (a stunning 6.54 per rush) and scoring 14 touchdowns in McCoy starts. McCoy gets plenty of breathers and is often pulled at the goal line, a practice I expect to continue under Rick Dennison. For those reasons, Jonathan Williams is he’s tailor-made for best ball formats. His ceiling is that of a short-term or intermittent RB1 as McCoy toggles in and out of the lineup, and his floor is as a weekly touchdown vulture with 15-point upside.

Worst Pick(s)

Derek Carr, 6.11, QB7 – I really don’t like Carr as a top-10 QB choice, and I definitely don’t think he’s worthy of a single-digit pick. He sees ho-hum volume, produces touchdowns at an inconsistent clip, and brings very little rushing production to the table. All told, he’s more of a speculative stab at a big touchdown spike, and that is a valid upside. With two strong wideouts and good-not-great volume, he could certainly jump back up to 32 touchdowns. But he shares that same ceiling/floor outlook with about 10 other mid-round QBs, so I don’t see any value in attacking him (or any of them) early. In this draft alone, the likes of Eli Manning, Dak Prescott, Andy Dalton, and Tyrod Taylor all lasted five to seven further rounds.

Evaluation

Chris’ draft was solid up and down, with both strong floors and high ceilings represented. I do feel he jumped into the QB and TE pools too soon. Carr looks to me like a major overpay, and in my eyes there were several better flex options on the board when Chris took Greg Olsen. Still, I think his roster is solid enough that a studly Le’Veon Bell season could carry it to the top. If Brandin Cooks electrifies in New England and hits his WR1 ceiling, Chris should be in good shape.

post-draft questions

1. For MFL10 leagues in particular, would you rather have a WR1 on a below average offense or a WR2 on a good offense?  Explain your answer. 

It really depends on how the draft itself is breaking. Top-tier wide receivers fly off the board pretty quickly in MFL10’s, and you really need to snag one of them at a minimum. For this draft, I was able to walk away from the first four rounds with two WR1’s that I’m high on in the form of Brandin Cooks and Terrelle Pryor, so I’ll take that as a win. From that point in the draft, I’m always mindful of value and best player available. When I got to round seven, I knew I needed a third wide receiver and the pickings were getting slim. Although he’s a WR2, Brandon Marshall popped out to me because I believe has some really solid upside in the New York Giants offense. As the draft proceeded to the middle rounds, I pounced on both both Cameron Meredith and Robert Woods. While the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams will likely be below average offenses in 2017, that should be offset by the amount of targets both players should receive as the projected WR1’s on their respective teams. As the draft wound down, I took a flier on ArDarius Stewart. Once again, we have a wide receiver from what’s projected to be a poor offense, but he should see a solid amount of volume as we can expect the New York Jets to be playing from behind more often than not. In short, I’m assessing my wide receivers based on the volume they should see in relation to the value afforded by their draft slot.    
 
2. Which player on your roster do you feel you received the best value? Explain why. 
 
When my turn popped up in the twelfth round, I was pretty happy to see Robert Woods still sitting there. He’s flying under the radar this year due to the perceived limitations of the Los Angeles Rams offense, but there’s a new sheriff in ton in the form of new head coach Sean McVay. I’m fully expecting McVay to take the handcuffs off of the offense, and I’m intrigued by what his coaching will mean for the development of Jared Goff. We all saw the magic he worked with Kirk Cousins during his time in Washington, so you can color me optimistic that her’ll turn the same trick with Goff. For Woods, he’s an experienced receiver that slides into the WR1 role in what should be an improved offense. He’s in line to see a ton of targets, and I was happy to pounce on him in round twelve.  
 
3. To handcuff or not to handcuff? What's your opinion on handcuffing running backs in a best ball league?
 
If you can make it happen without disrupting the rest of your roster, then I say go for it. However, I won’t knock myself out to make it happen. If you’re fortunate enough to get to the later part of the draft without any holes to fill, then it makes sense to to snag a handcuff to your stud running back. In a perfect world, I want that handcuff to be in line to at least see some work without the injury bug coming to town. To add another wrinkle to the handcuff strategy, I’m also assessing the overall strength of my running back corps. If I have what I consider to be at least three solid running backs, I’m less concerned about grabbing a handcuff. When my running back cupboard looks barren, I’ll be more mindful of grabbing a handcuff in the event that disaster strikes. 
 

John Mamula - Slot 3

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.03 3 Brown, Antonio PIT WR
2.10 22 Bryant, Dez DAL WR
3.03 27 Fournette, Leonard JAC RB (R)
4.10 46 Hill, Tyreek KCC WR
5.03 51 Cook, Dalvin MIN RB (R)
6.10 70 Lacy, Eddie SEA RB
7.03 75 Eifert, Tyler CIN TE
8.10 94 Mariota, Marcus TEN QB
9.03 99 Stewart, Jonathan CAR RB
10.10 118 Doctson, Josh WAS WR
11.03 123 Manning, Eli NYG QB
12.10 142 Lee, Marqise JAC WR
13.03 147 Tannehill, Ryan MIA QB
14.10 166 Gates, Antonio LAC TE
15.03 171 McFadden, Darren DAL RB
16.10 190 Patriots, New England NEP Def
17.03 195 Treadwell, Laquon MIN WR
18.10 214 Seferian-Jenkins, Austin NYJ TE
19.03 219 Funchess, Devin CAR WR
20.10 238 Titans, Tennessee TEN Def

Overall Strategy

Clear value-based drafting, resulting in heavy WR investment and all chips in the middle on rookie RBs

Best Pick(s)

Tyler Eifert, 7.03, TE6 – By my board, this is solid value for Eifert. The rest of this TE tier went two rounds earlier, and Eifert boasts a stronger ceiling than any of them. He’s certainly prone to long-term injuries and isn’t even ready for 2017 prime time yet, but that risk is largely baked into this spot, and he’s a true candidate for a top-three TE finish. A red zone dynamo whose overall role is a bit underrated, Eifert’s last 20 games would extrapolate to a full-season line of 64 receptions, 800 yards, and a whopping 14 touchdowns.

Worst Pick(s)

Running back depth – I like the rookies, but John didn’t leave himself any wiggle room behind them. Backing Fournette and Cook are three perpetually injured veterans, all of whom are either strict backups or face serious competition for snaps. Jonathan Stewart is a chic mid-round pick, but I don’t like his outlook: he’s a certified injury case who’ll lose a ton of work (and goal-line opportunity) to Christian McCaffrey and Cam Newton. Eddie Lacy does carry some upside, but his health and conditioning histories are terrifying, and Darren McFadden might not matter at all once Ezekiel Elliott’s (assumed) suspension is over. If I were John, I’d have looked into adding a stabilizing force at RB3, like Bilal Powell or C.J. Anderson in the early-middle rounds.

Evaluation

Aside from his RB shortcomings, I love what John has put together here. Those wideouts look great, a blend of volume and dynamism that should carry him most weeks. And he was shrewd at QB, pairing a couple of guys from late in Tier 1 to near the top of Tier 2 at very affordable costs. He’ll need one or both of those rookie runners to hit solidly, as well as useful weeks from Jonathan Stewart scattered along the way. If that pans out, John could ride that dominant receiving corps to something special.

post-draft questions

1. Which player on your roster in the 10th round or later are you most excited about? Explain your answer.  

I was excited to see Eli Manning available in the 11th round, available at 123 overall. Manning's current ADP is 100 overall and he sets up as one of my preferred late QB targets in MFL 10 leagues.  The Giants were aggressive during the offseason by upgrading their offense with wide receiver Brandon Marshall and first-round tight end Evan Engram. Over the past two seasons, Manning has (10) games with at least 3 touchdowns. He also has (13) games with 1 touchdown or less. This inconsistency can be maddening in a redraft league. However, pairing Manning with 1-2 complimentary QBs in a MFL 10 league can lead you to a championship. 

2. Which player do you find yourself avoiding most in drafts this year? Explain your answer.

I don't usually cross any player off my draft board because every player has value at some point. However, Matt Ryan's current ADP is 45 overall and too rich for my taste. He has zero upside at that ADP. Ryan posted a career best 38 touchdowns last season. Prior to last year, Ryan has averaged 25.2 touchdowns/per season over his 9 years in the NFL. In most drafts, Ryan is being drafted before Russell Wilson, Derek Carr and James Winston, who I have projected to have a better upcoming season. 

3. What advice would you give to someone drafting in a best ball or MFL10 league?

Target impact players on high scoring offenses. Target players that can score multiple touchdowns on any given Sunday, such as Antonio Brown, Mike Evans, and Jordy Nelson. Target backup RBs late, such as Darren McFadden, that can move the needle if the starting RB is injured. Don't be afraid to take a backup TE or defense a tad earlier as you may miss a run on the position as I did in this draft. 

Stephen Holloway - Slot 4

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.04 4 Jones, Julio ATL WR
2.09 21 Murray, DeMarco TEN RB
3.04 28 Baldwin, Doug SEA WR
4.09 45 Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR
5.04 52 Graham, Jimmy SEA TE
6.09 69 Benjamin, Kelvin CAR WR
7.04 76 Martin, Doug TBB RB
8.09 93 Rudolph, Kyle MIN TE
9.04 100 Rivers, Philip LAC QB
10.09 117 Johnson, Duke CLE RB
11.04 124 Wallace, Mike BAL WR
12.09 141 Perriman, Breshad BAL WR
13.04 148 Fuller, Will HOU WR
14.09 165 Thompson, Chris WAS RB
15.04 172 Vereen, Shane NYG RB
16.09 189 Smith, Alex KCC QB
17.04 196 Watson, Deshaun HOU QB (R)
18.09 213 Richard, Jalen OAK RB
19.04 220 Packers, Green Bay GBP Def
20.09 237 Bengals, Cincinnati CIN Def

Overall Strategy

Nearly zero-RB, with a stable of PPR-friendly backs and reliable yet explosive wideouts and two fairly early TEs; sit tight at QB

Best Pick(s)

Mike Wallace, 11.04, WR51; Breshad Perriman, 12.09, WR58; and Will Fuller, 13.04, WR61 – Stephen went heavy on wideouts early on, which is shrewd in MFL10s – early-round floors tend to be more crucial than ceilings, and busts can really sink you. But he outdid himself in the middle rounds, where he scooped three seriously high-upside guys mostly below their value. He locked down a ton of Ravens production in Wallace and Perriman, which is a big deal. Only New Orleans has dropped back to throw more over the past three years than Baltimore, and securing 2/3 of their high-usage wideouts this late was a real coup. Wallace has been a quietly consistent WR2/3 producer for years, notching 113+ targets in 5 of his last 6 seasons (across 3 different rosters). And Fuller is far too talented and well-versed in creating touchdowns to last this long. I see him making a run at 70 receptions and 8-9 scores if Houston’s quarterbacking holds up.

Worst Pick(s)

Julio Jones, 1.04, WR2 – It’s hard to quibble with Stephen’s roster, which did zero-RB quite well. The only misstep in my eyes is prioritizing Jones over Odell Beckham Jr. at the onset. It’s splitting hairs, and Jones is indeed capable of monstrous things. But he also carries some semi-significant warts – his lack of touchdown production, his history of nagging injuries – that I’d solidly prefer Beckham. Still, this is somewhat splitting hairs, and Stephen certainly didn’t doom this impressive team or anything.

Evaluation

I really love what Stephen put together here. Best-ball formats tend to reward secure production over upside-chasing, making WR-heavy strategies the optimal moves, if only marginally. And to that end, Stephen appears to have sewn up a well-insulated roster rooted in dynamic WR scoring. He built his RBs appropriately – an early-round workhorse supplemented with receiving-heavy backs down the line, guys with sturdy roles and underrated volume outlooks. And he waited at QB, landing an upper-Tier 2 anchor and some very late help. It’s only July, but this really looks like a near-bulletproof roster.

post-draft questions

1. Talk about why you would rather have Julio Jones over Odell Beckham or Mike Evans in an MFL10 (you selected him 1.04). 

To be honest, its a close call for me between these three wide receivers and if I have a mid-first round pick this year I would be glad to have any of the three as my first round selection. I prefer Julio Jones over Beckham because of two things. Jones is the top target easily in Atlanta and even in last year's injury affected campaign, he had more receiving yards than each of the other two. Last year Jones had 40 less targets than Beckham and 43 less than Evans, yet finished with more receiving yards. The other important factor is that while both Beckham and Evans will also receive the most targets for their team, it is reasonable to expect less targets for each this year. The Giants added Brandon Marshall and drafted a tight end, Evan Engram in the first round. The Buccaneers added DeSean Jackson and drafted a tight end, O. J. Howard, even earlier than Engram. I also think that Jones is the very best wide receiver in the NFL and can still remember his catch in the Super Bowl that gave the Falcons a first down at the Patriot 22-yard line that most thought had won the game. Even though, the Falcons shot themselves in both feet after that, it was a clutch play by one of the NFL's best and to me he remains slightly ahead of Beckham and a little more ahead of Evans.

2. Philip Rivers is commonly the 10th quarterback taken off the board (or later). Why is he falling in drafts, despite consistent performance year after year?

I am really high on Philip Rivers being a value selection in 2017 for several reasons. The first is that he has had sustained success with the Chargers, passing for an average of 4,487 yards and 31 touchdowns for the past four seasons. The second is Rivers has an awesome group of receivers this season, arguably better than in any of those past four years. The third reason is an improved line that will allow him to remain upright a little longer. Those same four seasons, he has finished as QB5, QB11, QB11 and QB8 and unless the running game usage shows a marked increase, he could again finish as QB5.

3. Which player on your roster are you most apprehensive about this season? Explain why you're concerned.

I am most concerned about my back-up quarterbacks, Alex Smith QB25 drafted at 16.9 and DeShaun Watson QB27 drafted at 17.4. I had planned on drafting a second quarterback much earlier, but my later targets, Eli Manning, Andy Dalton and Carson Palmer all were drafted before I pulled the trigger. After that I kept drafting depth, often at running back and felt obligated to take two since Alex Smith has a low floor and a possibility of being replaced late when Rivers has a bye. Watson is definitely talented and was insurance of Smith not remaining the late season starter. I did not want to take three and I did not really want either of the last two, so I am definitely concerned.

John Norton - Slot 5

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.05 5 Elliott, Ezekiel DAL RB
2.08 20 Mixon, Joe CIN RB (R)
3.05 29 Landry, Jarvis MIA WR
4.08 44 Snead, Willie NOS WR
5.05 53 Bryant, Martavis PIT WR
6.08 68 Coleman, Tevin ATL RB
7.05 77 Ryan, Matt ATL QB
8.08 92 Decker, Eric TEN WR
9.05 101 Engram, Evan NYG TE (R)
10.08 116 Hunt, Kareem KCC RB (R)
11.05 125 Hooper, Austin ATL TE
12.08 140 Wentz, Carson PHI QB
13.05 149 Njoku, David CLE TE (R)
14.08 164 Hurns, Allen JAC WR
15.05 173 Gallman, Wayne NYG RB (R)
16.08 188 Mack, Marlon IND RB (R)
17.05 197 Eagles, Philadelphia PHI Def
18.08 212 Giants, New York NYG Def
19.05 221 Boyd, Tyler CIN WR
20.08 236 Aiken, Kamar IND WR

Overall Strategy

Bank on upside from young RBs, TEs with touchdown appeal, and a semi-flawed WR corps that comes at moderate discounts

Best Pick(s)

Tevin Coleman, 6.08, RB25 and Kamar Aiken, 20.08, WR82 – I’m not a huge fan of Coleman as a player. He’s a flawed runner And he’s been fairly injury-plagued through two seasons. Still, RB25 is far too cheap for his (realistic) ceiling, and I think John landed him around his absolute floor. (I actually think he carries fairly similar draft value to Joe Mixon, who had cost John four extra rounds.) Coleman finished as the per-game RB13 in MFL10s last year, thanks to claiming a solid chunk of Devonta Freeman’s workload. His touchdown total was inflated by a historically great Falcons season, and I don’t expect quite the same across-the-board efficiency. But even as a 16-game backup, Coleman should wander around 9-12 points per week – RB2/3 territory – and would be an easy RB1 as the quasi-featured back in Atlanta. That could happen as the result of a Devonta Freeman injury, or by just a further boost in his complementary role. It would be surprising, but not bizarre; Freeman is an overachiever type who definitively lacks Coleman’s speed and athleticism. Aiken is as strong and value-packed as a late-round pick can be. He seems likely to beat out the disappointing Phillip Dorsett as the third wideout and fourth option in the Colts offense, and No. 2 Donte Moncrief has been moderately disappointing in his own right. Aiken boasts 60-reception potential in an offense that churns out strong touchdown opportunity.

Worst Pick(s)

Joe Mixon, 2.08, RB10 and Evan Engram, 9.05, TE11 – Far be it from me to discourage anyone from chasing upside; I like that John was seeking a sexy rookie workhorse in Round 2. But Mixon carries a hefty sack of question marks into the preseason, and I don’t expect things to be much clearer in September. Mixon should be a prominent piece in the Bengals offense immediately – with the upside to lead the backfield handily – but we’ll need to see it before we assume anything. Mixon will contend with two specialists: dynamic passing-down weapon Giovani Bernard and one-dimension touchdown maker Jeremy Hill. Again, Mixon could easily lead this backfield, but even then I question his rookie upside. The Bengals line was bad even before stud right guard Kevin Zeitler left town, and the Bengals have invested far more in their passing game than the run of late. Mixon is a great upside play, but RB10 seems fairly high to me. Engram is a likable prospect, but I can’t see much fit into the 2017 Giants passing game. The top three wideouts seem all but guaranteed to thoroughly dominate the usage, and rookie Engram faces a tough climb to relevance anyway. He’s essentially a slot receiver himself, so it’s hard to find many four-wide snaps and targets in the projections.

Evaluation

I love that John chose to pay lightly at QB and bundle at TE, which really allowed him to overload his flex capabilities early on. And I generally like the idea of tracking rookie value in the middle rounds of MFL10 drafts. John boasts a stable of young backs with backfield-dominating upside – all acquired in double-digit rounds – and wideouts who can excel if they catch a break or two. There’s really a ton to like on this roster.

post-draft questions

1. Which player on your roster in the 10th round or later are you most excited about? 

Excited is a relative term. The players I took from round ten on are basically all upside guys. I think David Njoku will have a lot of passes thrown his way simply because the Browns are short on quality targets. On the other side of that, I like Austin Hooper for his potential and quarterback, but there are a lot of mouths to feed in Atlanta. There are two players I'm excited to see if  I I am right about. I think Kareem Hunt will pass Spencer Ware for the starting spot at some point. If it happens soon enough to matter for 2017, Hunt will be a steal in round ten. The other player is a guy I have been taking in the last round of most drafts, Tyler Boyd. No one is giving him the time of day after the Bengals drafted John Ross, but I think Boyd will have a much better season than most project. The runs great routs and has excellent hands. Ross is a burner that can take the top off defenses and also has great hands, but he is a rookie and he has trouble staying healthy. Ross will undoubtedly have more yards per catch but I see Boyd catching more passes and having more scores.    

2. Which player do you find yourself avoiding most in drafts this year? 

Todd Gurley is the first player that comes to mind. It's not so much that I am avoiding him though. It's more that he's not falling far enough for me to take a chance after his poor 2016 production. One guy I will not take however, is Christian McCaffrey.  Great talent, can line up anywhere and be a factor yadda yadda. He's 202 pounds which means no goal line work, he's not a feature back and the Panthers offense is not exactly fantasy friendly to running backs. In shory McCaffery is the reincarnation of Warrick Dunn or Reggie Bush. He'll get 8-12 touches a game and score 3-4 times on long plays. That's not all bad in best ball format but I need more from a 4th or 5th round pick. 

3. What advice would you give to someone drafting in a best ball or MFL10 league? 

I think my best advise in any draft is to be flexible. Go in with a plan and a short list of players to target but don't be afraid to shift gears if things are not going as expected.  For this specific format I generally like to target consistency in the first  half and upside in the second.  By consistency I mean guys that are going to get high volumes of touches and targets.  If they are going to handle the ball regularly they  are going to score you points. By upside I mean potential to become a high volume touch player, a big play threat or a red zone  threat. 

Jeff Haseley - Slot 6

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.06 6 Beckham, Odell NYG WR
2.07 19 Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE
3.06 30 Montgomery, Ty GBP RB
4.07 43 Crabtree, Michael OAK WR
5.06 54 Ingram, Mark NOS RB
6.07 67 Edelman, Julian NEP WR
7.06 78 Cobb, Randall GBP WR
8.07 91 White, James NEP RB
9.06 102 Cousins, Kirk WAS QB
10.07 115 Williams, Jamaal GBP RB (R)
11.06 126 Kelley, Rob WAS RB
12.07 139 Taylor, Tyrod BUF QB
13.06 150 Witten, Jason DAL TE
14.07 163 Samuel, Curtis CAR WR (R)
15.06 174 Allen, Dwayne NEP TE
16.07 187 Seahawks, Seattle SEA Def
17.06 198 Boldin, Anquan FA WR
18.07 211 Panthers, Carolina CAR Def
19.06 222 Lynch, Paxton DEN QB
20.07 235 Siemian, Trevor DEN QB

Overall Strategy

Target receiving volume and bask in the glow of the PPR format; wait for QB value

Best Pick(s)

Randall Cobb, 7.06, WR36 – Cobb is widely derided in the drafting community after an injury-plagued 2016 that was largely a nothingpile down the stretch. Still, there’s more value to Cobb than meets the eye. Shrewd drafters like Jeff note that, over the first 6 weeks last year (prior to his initial injury), Cobb actually led the Packers in both targets (55) and PPR scoring (15.51 per game). In fact, he was the overall WR7 over that span, and his numbers extrapolate to 104 receptions, 1,035 yards, and 5 touchdowns. He’ll jockey with Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams for attention, sure, but Nelson is 32 and Adams still struggles to perform consistently. There’s a very real chance Cobb reclaims his prominent slot role and chases 90-95 catches, and any Packers weapon needs a modest fantasy bump simply on touchdown upside.

Worst Pick(s)

Julian Edelman, 6.07, WR32 – With Brandin Cooks on board and Rob Gronkowski relatively healthy, I’m projecting a massive drop in opportunity for Edelman. In fact, at this point in the offseason, he checks in projection-wise as my PPR WR49 with a 72-catch, 810-yard, 3-touchdown line. Now, Edelman needs to be prioritized much higher than that; his voluminous history with Tom Brady suggests big PPR value if Cooks struggles or goes down. Still, that’s a dependent position to be in, and Edelman doesn’t boast any real dynamism in his outlook. He struggles mightily to create yards and touchdowns, and even an 80- or 90-catch season would likely finish near the bottom among high-volume slot guys. And considering that ugly floor, I would’ve opted for Emmanuel Sanders here, or a value stab at another position (like Tevin Coleman or Tyler Eifert).

Evaluation

Jeff wisely built his roster on high volume outlooks, coming away with consistently target-dominant receivers and pass-catching backs. That dependability should go a long way in solidifying the dice-rolls he took at RB. They were generally solid ones with great PPR upside, but they’re also relative unknowns individually, meaning they pair great with his high-volume receivers. This is a stout, anti-fragile roster that gets at the heart of the MFL10 format.

post-draft questions

1. You selected four Patriots (Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, James White and Dwayne Allen). Explain why stacking an offense is a good strategy in MFL10 leagues.

If you're going to stack your MFL10 team do it with a highly productive offense like New England. That wasn't necessarily my goal going into the draft, it just worked out that way and I'm glad I did it. If you estimate New England will score over 30 points per game, there's a good chance that one or more of my players will come out with high points that week. When the object of the game is to score more points than the other 11 teams, aim for players on high scoring teams. Doubling or tripling up on players on a high scoring offense is a good strategy to use, especially in best ball format when there is no decision on who to start. You'll reap the benefits without the headache of lineup selection. 

2. You have a decent amount of veteran talent on your team. Why would it be better to have more veterans than upside youth on an MFL10 roster?

Ultimately we want to have a high point producing roster and the best probability of consistently doing that is to have a good portion of veteran talent who have a case history of production each year. The bust factor is higher for players who have yet to prove their worth in the league. Conversely, it's lower for those who have consistently produced. I will not forego a rookie pick here and there, but the majority of my picks in this format will be players I can trust. 

3. Which player on your roster drafted in the 10th round or later do you feel you received the most value?

I selected Rob Kelley at 11.06 (44th RB overall) and believe I received good, if not great value on him at that point of the draft. The consensus is higher on rookie Samaje Perine, but it was Kelley who burst onto the scene with a breakout season last year. I don't think Washington is going to forget about his talent and abilities and automatically hand the ball over to Perine, who has yet to prove himself. Kelley is no aging veteran back. He's only 24 years old and he still has a youthful eagerness to his game. I expect Kelley to be the starter and it's his job to lose. 

Chad Parsons - Slot 7

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.07 7 McCoy, LeSean BUF RB
2.06 18 Gurley, Todd LAR RB
3.07 31 Watkins, Sammy BUF WR
4.06 42 Hyde, Carlos SFO RB
5.07 55 Moncrief, Donte IND WR
6.06 66 Woodhead, Danny BAL RB
7.07 79 Parker, DeVante MIA WR
8.06 90 Forte, Matt NYJ RB
9.07 103 Britt, Kenny CLE WR
10.06 114 White, Kevin CHI WR
11.07 127 Jones, Marvin DET WR
12.06 138 Dalton, Andy CIN QB
13.07 151 Austin, Tavon LAR WR
14.06 162 Flacco, Joe BAL QB
15.07 175 Clay, Charles BUF TE
16.06 186 Watson, Ben BAL TE
17.07 199 McDonald, Vance SFO TE
18.06 210 Falcons, Atlanta ATL Def
19.07 223 McCown, Josh NYJ QB
20.06 234 Browns, Cleveland CLE Def

Overall Strategy

Punt QB and TE; attack the flex, specifically early-round RBs and upside WRs, with abandon

Best Pick(s)

Andy Dalton, 12.06, QB17 – There’s a lot of merit to punting QB in a best-ball format. Top-tier QBs do excel typically, but come at wild and unpredictable costs. Adding one of the top five or six QBs is a boon, but generally not as much of one as the right RB2 or WR3; the opportunity cost for an Aaron Rodgers or a Tom Brady is astronomical. But the next tier is typically a huge group that finishes in a short-ranging jumble, with 8-12 guys posting very close numbers and little advantage in value. As a result, my preference is to merely piece together two or three QBs from that mega-tier and seek to mimic that top-level production week-to-week. Chad signed on to that, and in my mind added the perfect mid-to-late QB in Dalton. Over the past 2 years, when both A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert have suited up, Dalton’s been an easy QB1, averaging 22.6 points. (That would’ve finished QB7 last year.) That speaks to an impressive ceiling, and there’s little concern over floor at a 12th-round draft slot.

Worst Pick(s)

Kevin White, 10.06, WR47 – This is nitpicky, as White came to Chad in Round 10, but I’m really not a fan of White’s. He wasn’t a particularly attractive prospect in my eyes, and his lack of ability to stay healthy or make plays downfield slots him in as a late-round target for me. I don’t hate rolling the dice on him – he’s certainly not without appeal, of course – but both his ceiling and his floor are low as a “who knows?” type in a likely punchless offense. Chad could’ve grabbed a lot more efficiency here from an Adam Thielen, or more upside with Mike Wallace or Corey Davis.

Evaluation

Chad attacked the flex spot here – always a great play in best-ball – and came away with tons of weekly options. He chased upside at appropriate times, putting together a WR stable that features explosive potential up and down but came at relative discounts. The combination of Sammy Watkins and Donte Moncrief should reap some massive weeks, and Danny Woodhead looks better than ever in the flex with Kenneth Dixon now out.

post-draft questions

1. You have several buy low wide receivers who have yet to fully hit their stride. Namely Donte Moncrief, DeVante Parker, Kevin White and even Sammy Watkins. What makes you so high on those players this year?

I expected to get a look at a stud in Round 2 at wide receiver, but the value shifted to running back for my first two selections. In best ball, I typically shoot for high-variance plays when going with a committee approach at a position like wide receiver. In general, I prefer players yet to fully break out and still on the upswing section of the age curve. All but Moncrief have the legitimate No.1 receiver on their depth chart upside situation-wise and meet the break out criteria of pedigree and age. White is my favorite of the quartet near WR50 in price and free access to the top receiver spot pending health for Chicago. Plus in best ball, a player needs to contribute a handful of impact weeks to justify a mid-round draft position investment.

2. You waited until the 12th round to select a quarterback and the 15th round to select a tight end. Explain why you like that strategy of waiting on those positions. 

Entering the draft I knew I would not consider quarterback in the first 4-5 rounds. Once beyond that zone, I check the pulse every turn if the value is present at quarterback. However, I am comfortable with nearly 20 quarterbacks as my committee-leading option in a best ball format. These two positions I am most comfortable waiting for my starter as tight ends are touchdown-centric outside of a few top options and Week 1 starters are available late as opposed to trying to find a starting running back or No.1 receiver that late in a draft.

I considered Travis Kelce in Round 3 but opted for Sammy Watkins instead. In a traditional sit-start format, Kelce would have been the choice for his security. Pairing steady Charles Clay with upside plays in Ben Watson and Vance McDonald was a best case for waiting so long at tight end.

I missed out on Eli Manning (would have been my selection in Round 11), but Andy Dalton and Joe Flacco are high-variance options with better weapons than they had a year ago.

3. Which player do you find yourself avoiding the most in drafts this year? Explain why you would rather stay away from that player.

I am skeptical of Marshawn Lynch. After time away and paying mid-RB2 or higher prices, Lynch has little room for error. Lynch went in Round 4 of this draft at RB17, a purchase I could not make considering Lynch looked close to done last time on the field. If betting on a reclamation project, I would rather have Adrian Peterson more than three rounds later at RB32 in this draft for example.

Dan Hindery - Slot 8

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.08 8 Gordon, Melvin LAC RB
2.05 17 Cooper, Amari OAK WR
3.08 32 Allen, Keenan LAC WR
4.05 41 Lynch, Marshawn OAK RB
5.08 56 Brees, Drew NOS QB
6.05 65 Garcon, Pierre SFO WR
7.08 80 Perkins, Paul NYG RB
8.05 89 Anderson, C.J. DEN RB
9.08 104 Ertz, Zach PHI TE
10.05 113 Prosise, C.J. SEA RB
11.08 128 Davis, Corey TEN WR (R)
12.05 137 Prescott, Dak DAL QB
13.08 152 Lockett, Tyler SEA WR
14.05 161 Fiedorowicz, C.J. HOU TE
15.08 176 Broncos, Denver DEN Def
16.05 185 Texans, Houston HOU Def
17.08 200 Jones, Zay BUF WR (R)
18.05 209 Williams, Mike LAC WR (R)
19.08 224 Inman, Dontrelle LAC WR
20.05 233 Swoope, Erik IND TE

Overall Strategy

Value-based and ultra-balanced

Best Pick(s)

Corey Davis, 11.08, WR53 – This is the first draft I’ve observed all offseason that has properly prioritized Davis. I love the prospect, though 2017 value looks hard to come by. Davis looks blocked by two effective veterans, and his chances to get on the field as the No. 3 are hampered by the presence of Delanie Walker. As a result, he’s not the 7th-round option many early drafts are claiming him to be. That said, he oozes upside as a big, athletic mega-producer, and wideouts drafted in the top 5 tend to get onto the field – the last 5 have averaged 122 targets, 63 receptions, 946 yards, and 6 touchdowns. Davis doesn’t have as great a volume outlook as those guys, who were mostly drafted by receiver-hungry teams, but his upside is well ahead of WR53.

Worst Pick(s)

Marshawn Lynch, 4.05, RB17 – I’m truly not a fan of targeting Lynch before RB25 or so. The upside is real and palpable, running behind an elite blocking front in an offense that produced 17 RB touchdown runs last year. But the downsides are truly plentiful: Lynch’s age, his balky back, and the possibility he sees only light passing-game work. Youngsters Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington brought both volume and dynamism to third downs last year, and Lynch could struggle to post even baseline RB2 receiving production. For many reasons, running backs typically drop off rapidly at the very tail ends of their careers, and Lynch wasn’t much of a factor when we last saw him two years ago. Frankly, I’m bracing for Lynch to cap around 175 rushes and 20-25 catches. I think Dan would’ve been much better served chasing a young back with a full 16-game outlook, or perhaps Mark Ingram in a much more voluminous offense.

Evaluation

Dan attacked position-agnostic value like a madman, and it paid off with some seriously high workload ceilings at slight discounts. His QB1, RB1, WR1, WR2, WR4, and TE1 all project toward the high end of volume projections at their positions. To top it off, he stocked his flex bench with a handful of guys whose ceiling values dwarf their ADPs. Tyler Lockett in Round 13 is a good example, and Zay Jones and Dontrelle Inman at the draft’s tail end present monstrous value in WR stables that are weak and/or fragile.

post-draft questions

1. Is "Best Player Available" a good strategy to use for MFL10 leagues or would you recommend something else? 

Yes, “Best Player Available” (BPA) is always a good strategy and you never want to reach too much regardless of format. Flexibility is key. Even if you come into a draft targeting certain positions in the early rounds, you have to be able to adjust on the fly should value at another position fall. MFL10s do require some positional management however and once certain positions are “filled,” I will ignore BPA. For example, once I had Drew Brees and Dak Prescott in this draft, I was set at quarterback and not going to take another regardless of if a quarterback ended up being the top player left in my rankings. 


2. How much of a factor do you place on bye week management during an MFL10 draft?

I generally only look at bye weeks at QB, TE and DEF. Especially if I am only drafting two at these positions, making sure my backup has a different bye week than my starter is an easy tie-breaker when looking at backup options. At RB and WR, rosters are deep enough that it shouldn’t be a major issue. Wasting time and energy worrying about byes at RB and WR is an unnecessary complication that doesn’t add enough value to justify the effort. 

3. Name a two players (one running back, one wide receiver) that you would rather have on your roster in an MFL10 league than a traditional in-season management league.

Owning New England running backs can be frustrating in a traditional league. The Patriots offense will target specific weaknesses of the opposing defense and will vary the game plan wildly from one week to the next. In best ball, you don’t have to worry about which week to start which guy and can draft a player like James White in the later rounds knowing you will likely get at least a few big performances from him. Looking at White’s last two games last season are a great example. He had just 9 total yards in the AFC Championship game, but then exploded for 139 total yards, 14 receptions and two touchdowns in the Super Bowl. In best ball, you get the advantage of the big weeks and have other guys to fill in for the down weeks. 

Wide receivers who are highly dependent upon big plays are frustrating to own in traditional leagues, but make for excellent targets in best ball. Ted Ginn, Jr. is a great example. He has averaged just 3.2 receptions per game over the last two seasons, which made him difficult to put into your starting lineup in traditional leagues. However, in best ball leagues he has had real value and is a great target any time after the 10th round. He’s notched 10 weeks of at least 14.9 points and four weeks of 22+ PPG over the past two years. On the fast track in New Orleans, he should again have some of the big games that will help your team in best ball.

Jeff Tefertiller - Slot 9

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.09 9 Evans, Mike TBB WR
2.04 16 Hilton, T.Y. IND WR
3.09 33 Robinson, Allen JAC WR
4.04 40 Adams, Davante GBP WR
5.09 57 Luck, Andrew IND QB
6.04 64 Henry, Derrick TEN RB
7.09 81 Gore, Frank IND RB
8.04 88 Bennett, Martellus GBP TE
9.09 105 Enunwa, Quincy NYJ WR
10.04 112 Doyle, Jack IND TE
11.09 129 Dixon, Kenneth BAL RB
12.04 136 West, Terrance BAL RB
13.09 153 Kamara, Alvin NOS RB (R)
14.04 160 Rodgers, Jacquizz TBB RB
15.09 177 Conley, Chris KCC WR
16.04 184 Bradford, Sam MIN QB
17.09 201 Hoyer, Brian SFO QB
18.04 208 Foreman, D'Onta HOU RB (R)
19.09 225 Steelers, Pittsburgh PIT Def
20.04 232 Dolphins, Miami MIA Def

Overall Strategy

Zero-RB, with an absolute early typhoon at WR

Best Pick(s)

Martellus Bennett, 8.04, TE9 and Jack Doyle, 10.04, TE14 – Jeff’s obvious all-in-on-WRs strategy is a great one, but it only works if you’re able to extract tough value elsewhere. He did just that at TE, landing two guys (both at reasonable price points) who hover around the TE1/2 borderline but boast top-five ceilings. Both Bennett and Doyle are heavy-touchdown threats in high-impact offenses, and both have strong volume upside as well. In a best-ball format, landing these two in the middle rounds is a great TE build.

Worst Pick(s)

Andrew Luck, 5.09, QB4 – I think this was a hair too early for Luck, who hasn’t publicly thrown a ball after January shoulder surgery. I’m confident he’ll get to fine sometime before or during the preseason, but Luck has been relatively fragile over the past two years. He lost time in 2015 to the initial shoulder injury (a torn labrum), which apparently never fully corrected with rehab, as well as a lacerated kidney and a concussion. His freewheeling style leads to added punishment in and out of the pocket, so this is no surprise. It’s also concerning that Luck’s passing volume took a small but noticeable downturn in 2016, from 41.9 attempts a game in 2015 to 36.3. The other top QBs boast stronger opportunity outlooks as well as similar touchdown ceilings – and none of them are recovering from surgery. I think Jeff could’ve waited another two rounds and walked away with a near-identical outlook in Russell Wilson.

Evaluation

It’s nice to see a guy recognize where the top-level scoring is usually at and attack. Jeff banked heavily upon 2016’s RB rebirth being a bit fluky, and on the WR position roaring back to the forefront. It’s a great dice roll; upper-tier wideouts have been consistently outscoring their RB counterparts handily for years before last season’s evening-out. I’m confident 2017 will revert to its lengthy history of WR dominance at the top. And Jeff brought home three clear-cut No. 1 wideouts, a nice blend of volume and touchdown upside, and – all before he looked at another position. Down the road, he threw a solid amount of quality and quantity at his zero-RB stable, stocking up on cheap complementary backs and handcuffs with RB1 upside.

post-draft questions

1. What is the key to winning an MFL10 league, in your opinion? 

Like any other leagues, MFL10s need to have positions in which you have elite players at 2-3 positions.  For this reason, I sought out top-end talent at QB/WR/TE and decided to go with quantity over quality at the RB position.  Along with the strength at WR/TE, I wanted players with upside.  I like the Doyle/Bennett combination for weekly production and potential upside.  

2. Is stacking players on the same team a strategy you get behind for MFL10s? You did so with Andrew Luck, TY Hilton, Jack Doyle and Frank Gore.  

Since it is best ball, I did like having four pieces of the high-scoring Colts offense.  I purposely target players on high-scoring teams since weekly fantasy upside is tied to NFL scoring.I did not purposely target Luck, but he fell to a value level.  Gore and Doyle were selected because I see each outscoring draft position.  

3. Who is your favorite late-round gem in draft this year? Explain why you like that player this year. 

In the later rounds, I purposely seek out upside players.  Few players offer the upside of Josh Gordon in the last round.  We should know soon whether he will be reinstated.  When playing, Gordon is a fantasy WR1.  Even if the probability is only 5-10% of reinstatement, the expected value (EV) of the pick is still higher than rostering a low-ceiling backup.  My second-favorite is Tim Hightower with the swirling news in San Francisco regarding Carlos Hyde.  

Devin Knotts - Slot 10

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.10 10 Freeman, Devonta ATL RB
2.03 15 Nelson, Jordy GBP WR
3.10 34 Kelce, Travis KCC TE
4.03 39 Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB
5.10 58 Diggs, Stefon MIN WR
6.03 63 Crowder, Jamison WAS WR
7.10 82 Powell, Bilal NYJ RB
8.03 87 Blount, LeGarrette PHI RB
9.10 106 Newton, Cam CAR QB
10.03 111 Coleman, Corey CLE WR
11.10 130 Murray, Latavius MIN RB
12.03 135 Ginn Jr., Ted NOS WR
13.10 154 Hill, Jeremy CIN RB
14.03 159 Williams, Joe SFO RB (R)
15.10 178 Gabriel, Taylor ATL WR
16.03 183 Vikings, Minnesota MIN Def
17.10 202 Miller, Braxton HOU WR
18.03 207 Burkhead, Rex NEP RB
19.10 226 Miller, Zach CHI TE
20.03 231 Jaguars, Jacksonville JAC Def

Overall Strategy

Balanced, with a modest WR lean; pay heavily for elite QB distribution

Best Pick(s)

Travis Kelce, 3.10, TE2 and Bilal Powell, 7.10, RB31 – I’ve already gushed over these two, so I’ll merely say Devin really brought home a fantastic discount in landing both. Kelce was a volume dominator last year and will pace the passing game in an even bigger way with Jeremy Maclin out of town. Kelce drew an insane 27.5% target share in Maclin’s absence, averaging 16.0 PPR points along the way. If he starts catching touchdowns as well, he’ll make a run at Rob Gronkowski for overall TE1 status – and unlike Gronkowski, Kelce hasn’t missed a game since his rookie year. Powell is certainly a fair bet to flame out; he’s a 29-year-old timeshare back in what could be the league’s worst offense. But he’s all set up to command a ton of its volume, and much of it will come by way of PPR-valuable receptions. Powell averaged an eye-popping 138 scrimmage yards and 5.3 receptions over the final 4 weeks last year; two-thirds of that production over a hefty chunk of 2017 would obliterate this ADP. To me, Powell is a clear-cut top-25 back.

Worst Pick(s)

Latavius Murray, 11.10, RB46 – It’s true that Murray carries over two sexy fantasy traits from Oakland: a strong touchdown rate (3.89% over 2015-16) that came from strong short-yardage efficiency, and impressive receiving volume (2.5 catches a game). But he brings them into a crowded backfield, and one that doesn’t block nearly as well as his ex-teammates do. He hasn’t done much else well, either, averaging a ho-hum 4.0 yards per rush behind an elite Raiders line. He’s consistently ranked among the league’s worst in rate of positive runs – think the Trent Richardson range – and looks to me like the least appealing on-field option in this backfield. And to boot, he’s set to miss time into camp while Jerick McKinnon and rookie Dalvin Cook gobble up reps all offseason. Frankly, I’m not expecting Murray to top 125 touches. There’s a smattering of upside if Cook or McKinnon were to go down, but he’d still have to contend with the other for touches – and in any wouldn’t sniff last year’s 12 touchdowns. Devin passed on some significant upside for Murray, and I’m not sure he has a strong path to pay off that opportunity cost.

Evaluation

Devin put together an impressive WR corps and a RB stable with the potential to feature multiple workhorses. He did so while locking down a TE dominator and the draft’s best QB outlook. All told, playing up highly at QB – Devin secured two top-seven guys – is a risky strategy in terms of opportunity cost, but it can certainly pay off if Rodgers and Newton cover each other well. He was certainly wise to stop cold at two QBs and two TEs, and he stockpiled enough flex options to provide tons of versatility in the meat of his lineup.

post-draft questions

1. Would you rather have a high touchdown producing wide receiver or a consistent high catch, possession receiver on your MFL10 roster. 

I want volume over high touchdown producers which is counter-intuitive to the best ball format as typically in best ball you want the highest possible points which are often touchdowns. However, touchdowns are difficult to predict year to year. Look at a player like Mike Evans who many consider a great touchdown receiver based on last year, but in 2015, he had only three touchdowns. What I like to do is to start with consistent high volume guys and then throughout the draft add in high upside players such as Ted Ginn or Taylor Gabriel so that when they score a touchdown it is likely to be a long touchdown therefore counting as double digit points for that touchdown. 

2. Name a few players that you are high on this year that others may not share the same excitement.

These are both going to be long-shot guys that I drafted, but Latavius Murray and Joe Williams are both running backs that I really like heading into this season. Starting with Latavius Murray, one of the issues with Dalvin Cook is that it takes a while for him to get upfield as he struggled at times in short yardage situations in college. Murray should step right in and fill in as the goal-line back and short yardage back while also having upside due to Dalvin Cook's injury history. Cook has dealt with shoulder injuries dating back to high school including having three procedures done for a torn rotator cuff and torn labrum.

Joe Williams also has upside due to Carlos Hyde's injury history in the NFL while also being hand selected by Kyle Shanahan who has had a long track record of having a strong running game as we saw last year with Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Early reports are that Hyde could struggle with Shanahan's system and Hyde has not been durable throughout his career missing time in all three of his seasons and only playing 20 games over the last two seasons is cause for concern. Williams the rookie out of Utah struggles as a receiver as he only had nine receptions in his final year at Utah but is a great in between the tackle running back who could flourish in San Francisco.

3. What is the biggest mistake people make when drafting in an MFL10 league?

The biggest mistake is that people don't look at their team holistically and instead treat each round like it's a unique decision. What I mean by this is that in an MFL10, sometimes taking a player who fits your team better is more important than just taking the best player every round. One thing that I try to do is that I try to estimate the overall impact to my team that a player will have. The biggest example that I can share is bye weeks, often bye weeks aren't even considered in MFL10's, but they are critical to make sure that your team is balanced throughout each of the bye weeks as taking a zero at a position or being extremely thin at a position could cost you the championship. The other example of looking at the draft holistically is balancing risk/reward. Having a roster full of Desean Jackson, Ted Ginn, Sammy Watkins is a lot of fun in weeks where they have great games, but without complimenting them with players who are consistent week in and week out will get you in trouble during the weeks that they all have poor games which will occur several times per season and you will be frustrated when they all have big games and you have to keep one or two on the bench. Balancing the roster is critical to success. 

James Brimacombe - Slot 11

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.11 11 Howard, Jordan CHI RB
2.02 14 Thomas, Michael NOS WR
3.11 35 Crowell, Isaiah CLE RB
4.02 38 McCaffrey, Christian CAR RB (R)
5.11 59 Wilson, Russell SEA QB
6.02 62 Ware, Spencer KCC RB
7.11 83 Henry, Hunter LAC TE
8.02 86 Ebron, Eric DET TE
9.11 107 Maclin, Jeremy BAL WR
10.02 110 Brown, John ARI WR
11.11 131 Matthews, Rishard TEN WR
12.02 134 Fleener, Coby NOS TE
13.11 155 Bortles, Blake JAC QB
14.02 158 Stills, Kenny MIA WR
15.11 179 Sanu, Mohamed ATL WR
16.02 182 Nelson, J.J. ARI WR
17.11 203 Rawls, Thomas SEA RB
18.02 206 Glennon, Mike CHI QB
19.11 227 Raiders, Oakland OAK Def
20.02 230 Buccaneers, Tampa Bay TBB Def

Overall Strategy

Attack the flex with a bevy of RBs; TE-by-committee

Best Pick(s)

Rishard Matthews, 11.11, WR54 and Thomas Rawls, 17.11, RB63 – This is just far, far too long for these two to sit on the board, so James cleaned up beautifully. I’ll spare you any more gushing over Matthews; suffice it to say I love his outlook, with a ceiling in the WR30 neighborhood. I understand his ADP drop after Corey Davis and Eric Decker were added, but WR54 is just ridiculous. Rawls should’ve come off the board earlier as well as a high-impact handcuff to a perpetually injured Eddie Lacy. Rawls seems to have a solid chance of taking noticeable snaps when the whole backfield is healthy, and he’d dominate two-down activity if/when Lacy goes down. Rawls is injury-prone himself and doesn’t catch passes, but his gargantuan rushing upside should get him drafted consistently in the RB45-50 range.

Worst Pick(s)

Jordan Howard, 1.11, RB7 – I’m definitely nitpicking through a very solid draft, but I might have thought twice on Howard in Round 1. I’m certainly not anti-Howard; I loved his dynamic, dual-threat rookie year and think he could carry the offense similarly in 2017. But I have to wonder how far he (or anyone) can carry this Bears unit. Last year’s Chicago offense was surprisingly stable under Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley, but I’m expecting a thoroughly toothless, one-dimensional “attack” in 2017. For that reason, I’m not entirely on board with him here, even in a robust-RB strategy. I think James might have been better off targeting Jay Ajayi here; he projects to a similar workhorse role, yet with more rushing volume and touchdown opportunity.

Evaluation

James clearly didn’t want to be caught behind the eight ball at RB. He invested three of his first four picks there and four of six, an indication he was specifically and strategically committed to locking down the position. I like that approach in best-ball formats; while zero-WR has exploded in popularity over recent years, few are going the opposite way, which is a shame. Robust-RB rosters can insulate drafters from the elevated bust rates and lowered error margin at the position. Owners in leagues heavily influenced by zero-RB principles can clean up majorly by stockpiling RB1/2 types and striking it right on their choices. It only works when they can take advantage of smushed-together WR tiers down the road, though, and James did just that. Lining up Jeremy Maclin, John Brown, and Rishard Matthews in the middle rounds went a long, long way in building a WR-by-committee group to complement strong RB play.

post-draft questions

1. Which player on your roster in the 10th round or later do you feel you received the most value? 

I thought Thomas Rawls at 17.11 was about the best value you could find in any draft. It's not that I am a huge Rawls believer but getting a RB that has potential to see plenty of touches even in a non starting role is excellent. There are many question marks when it comes to the Seahawks starting RB in Eddie Lacy so getting Rawls in the 17th Round makes a lot of sense and with Jordan Howard, Isaiah Crowell, Christian McCaffrey and Spencer Ware in the first 6 rounds, Rawls was my only other RB drafted and there wasn't much of a price to pay to get him.

2. What is the sweet spot for selecting a tight end in drafts this year? 

If I can get Rob Gronkowski in the late 2nd, or Kelce in the late 3rd I don't mind those picks but I often see myself picking from the Hunter Henry, Eric Ebron, Zach Ertz, and Jack Doyle range in the 8-11 round ranges. That is where I went with Hunter Henry (7.11) and Eric Ebron (8.02) in this draft. When not getting Gronkowski or Kelce early in the draft I like to get two out of four of the guys above later in the draft. Cameron Brate is another name that is gaining traction late in the draft and can be had around Rounds 13 and beyond. 

3. Who is a player that you are high on this year that others may not feel the same about?  

It almost feels dirty to draft a player from the Cleveland Browns early in drafts but whenever I can land Isaiah Crowell in the 3rd or 4th rounds I feel like I just got this years secret weapon. Crowell posted 952 rushing yards, 7 touchdowns, 4.8 yards per carry and 40 catches for 319 yards receiving finishing as the number 14 running back in fantasy last season. I expect him to expand on those numbers and think he has potential to be a top-8 running back this year. One rule that has always stayed with me when drafting in Fantasy leagues is to not use a premier draft pick on a player that plays on a bad team, but with Crowell I feel like I have found my exception to the rule.

Keith Roberts - Slot 12

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.12 12 Green, A.J. CIN WR
2.01 13 Ajayi, Jay MIA RB
3.12 36 Jeffery, Alshon PHI WR
4.01 37 Tate, Golden DET WR
5.12 60 Gillislee, Mike NEP RB
6.01 61 Winston, Jameis TBB QB
7.12 84 Peterson, Adrian NOS RB
8.01 85 Williams, Tyrell LAC WR
9.12 108 Walker, Delanie TEN TE
10.01 109 Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB
11.12 132 Shepard, Sterling NYG WR
12.01 133 Ross, John CIN WR (R)
13.12 156 Brate, Cameron TBB TE
14.01 157 Sproles, Darren PHI RB
15.12 180 Chiefs, Kansas City KCC Def
16.01 181 Washington, DeAndre OAK RB
17.12 204 Conner, James PIT RB (R)
18.01 205 Hogan, Chris NEP WR
19.12 228 Yeldon, T.J. JAC RB
20.01 229 Bills, Buffalo BUF Def

Overall Strategy

Value-based and balanced, with the flex at the centerpiece

Best Pick(s)

Delanie Walker, 9.12, TE13 – It’s almost unconscionable to see Walker fall to TE13, so Keith scored massive value by ending that drop. Walker’s 2017 outlook definitely isn’t on the level of what he’s produced: he’s 33, and the Titans just overhauled their receiving corps to as high a degree as anyone did. He looks unlikely to ever threaten the top tier of TEs again. Still, it seems silly to expect him to fall that far out of the team’s offensive plans. Walker has commanded a TE-elite 23.3% of Titans targets over the last 3 years, and I’d be shocked if he lost more than 10-15% of his target load, likely leaving 90+ and a line around 55-700 – at a minimum. Considering that’s his floor, Walker makes for outstanding value anywhere outside the top two TE tiers. A TE13 selection makes for a boatload or two of it. Conner makes for such a valuable pick because he offers a whiff of those gaudy handcuff dreams at an end-of-the-draft cost. LeVeon Bell is always a shaky proposition for 16 games, and backup DeAngelo Williams averaged a studly 118.5 scrimmage yards over Bell’s missed weeks from 2015-16, with 16 touchdowns over 13 games. If Conner, as expected, wraps up the direct backup job this August, all indications are that he’d step into a voluminous, one-back system if Bell were to go down. He’s on the short list of underpriced guys MFL10ers are wise to pounce on by Round 17.

Worst Pick(s)

Jameis Winston, 6.01, QB6 – Winston’s outlook is generally solid, but this is too rich for my blood. I don’t see much optimism for his chances of lurching into the top two QB tiers, which in my eyes is essential for a sixth-round investment. It’s concerning that Winston actually regressed a tad statistically in his second year, dropping modestly in terms of efficiency while throwing more interceptions and tacking a few more sacks. Perhaps he’ll take a step forward; the team did add weaponry in the offseason, after all. But most importantly, I just see so many mid-to-low-level QB1 types in the hat that I’m not inclined to spend a pick this high on one. Keith could have waited a pick and scored a similarly-projected Marcus Mariota – or waited two picks and still landed Cam Newton or Kirk Cousins.

Evaluation

Keith zig-zagged among strategies, chasing value at every turn, and he ultimately landed a ton of it. He played the middle rounds fantastically, scoring numerous guys with relatively clear paths to outproducing their ADP tiers by a level or two. And by investing just four picks in QBs and TEs, he’s able to throw both quantity and quality at his main positions and flex spot. It’s hard to imagine this roster not churning out multiple studly flex candidates every week, which should keep it in excellent position as long as the QBs hold value.

post-draft questions

1. Which player on your roster would you rather have in an MFL10 than a traditional in-season management league. 

Darren Sproles is a player who would give me fits to own in a traditional in-season management league. He is not a player who can be expected to contribute on a week to week basis due to his limited snaps and low utilization rushing the ball. Sproles has been notoriously known as a big play guy for his entire career, often contributing in the most random of weeks, making it very tough to know when to plug him into your starting lineup. Expect this year to be no different, as his role is not expected to change much from years past. The Eagles did add rookie Donnel Pumphrey, who should be expected to contribute later in the season. However aside from Pumphrey, Sproles should still be expected to be the primary back on pass-catching downs. 

 2. What is your strategy for selecting quarterbacks in an MFL10 league? 
 
My strategy going into MFL10 leagues is to go after a couple of middle-tier quarterbacks with big game upside. As a rule, I always like to have two quarterbacks to help ease the variability on a week to week basis. Unless a solid option is left on the board very late, I typically stray away from three quarterbacks to allow an additional spot for a wide receiver or second defense. 
Now, which quarterbacks I select and where I select them is highly dependent on both draft position and ebb / flow of the draft. In the case of this draft, I was drafting on the turn and got caught at the tail end of a quarterback run. As it comes to pass, that quarterback run didn’t continue—but with being on the turn, I had to make a tough call to grab my next favorite quarterback on the board in the sixth round in case that run continued. Had I been drafting closer to the middle of the order, I likely would have let it ride at least one more round until making my quarterback selection. 

 3. What's a good defense to target for MFL10 leagues after the Top 8 have been selected? 
 
There are a few options outside of those Top 8 defenses, but one that always seems to finish near the top-10 in fantasy scoring is the Baltimore Ravens. This unit has been dominant for years, and while they have been less dominant in recent past, they are still a very talented defensive-minded team. In 2016, the Ravens defense ranked fifth against the rush allowing only 89.4 rushing yards per game while holding opposing teams to only 10 rushing touchdowns and 3.7 yards per attempt. Against the pass, the Ravens were also very respectable, ranking ninth in passing yards allowed per game (233) while intercepting the ball a league leading 18 times. Terrell Suggs still has great pass rushing ability, and the Ravens spent their first four picks of the draft on young talent to bolster this already solid defense. They are currently hovering around an ADP of 13, so you can comfortable wait beyond the initial run on defenses to use that pick on a lottery ticket receiver or running back. 
In waiting this long to grab your first defense though, it would be wise to follow this pick up with a second defense to provide some additional upside and relief from those couple of weeks against the Steelers. A few additional late round options without Week 10 bye weeks include the Jaguars (young talent + upside), Packers (stellar pass rush ranking fifth in sacks last year), and Chargers (Wade Phillips hire + solid pass rushing talent in a division of bottom-tier offensive lines).


Full Draft

Pick by Pick

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

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