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Footballguys Staff Mock Draft 8, 12 Team FPC Best Ball 28 Rounds

On August 2nd the Footballguys staff got together for their 8th mock draft of 2017. A 12 team FPC Scoring, Best Ball draft with 28 rounds. Each participant answers questions about their selections and strategies, plus our Dan Hindery provides an in-depth unbiased summary of each team's draft. 

On August 2nd, 12 members of the Footballguys staff got together for the site's 8th mock draft of 2017. Below is the league scoring format and bylaws. This draft mirrors the setup and format of the Footballguys Players Championship Draft Experts League

       

League Parameters

  • 12 teams
  • 28 roster spots
  • Starting Lineup
    • 1 quarterback
    • 2 running backs
    • 2 wide receivers
    • 1 tight end
    • 2 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 RP, WR
    • 1.5 point - reception TE
  • Team Defense
    • 6 points - touchdown
    • -1 point - interception
    • 2 points - turnover recovered
    • 5 points - safety
    • 1 point - sack
    • 12 points - Offensive points against: 0-0
    • 8 points - Offensive points against: 1-6
    • 5 points - Offensive points against: 7-10
    • 0 point - Offensive points against: 11-99
    • 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 Full Draft, pick by pick

  1. Maurile Tremblay
  2. Aaron Rudnicki
  3. Matt Williamson
  4. Jeff Tefertiller
  5. Matt Bitonti
  6. Mark Wimer
  7. Keith Roberts
  8. Devin Knotts
  9. Jason Wood
  10. Jeff Haseley
  11. Stephen Holloway
  12. Andy Hicks

Starting with Maurile Tremblay from the 1.01 spot, Dan Hindery provides an unbiased evaluation of each team's draft performance followed by each owner answering a series of questions about their draft and strategies. 

Maurile Tremblay - SLOT 1

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.01 1 Johnson, David ARI RB
2.12 24 Hopkins, DeAndre HOU WR
3.01 25 Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR
4.12 48 Rudolph, Kyle MIN TE
5.01 49 Crabtree, Michael OAK WR
6.12 72 Sanders, Emmanuel DEN WR
7.01 73 Coleman, Tevin ATL RB
8.12 96 Luck, Andrew IND QB
9.01 97 Mariota, Marcus TEN QB
10.12 120 Brate, Cameron TBB TE
11.01 121 Forte, Matt NYJ RB
12.12 144 Stewart, Jonathan CAR RB
13.01 145 Shepard, Sterling NYG WR
14.12 168 Smith, Alex KCC QB
15.01 169 Mahomes, Patrick KCC QB (R)
16.12 192 Lee, Marqise JAC WR
17.01 193 Lockett, Tyler SEA WR
18.12 216 Barnidge, Gary FA TE
19.01 217 Steelers, Pittsburgh PIT Def
20.12 240 Bills, Buffalo BUF Def
21.01 241 Hopkins, Dustin WAS PK
22.12 264 Lambo, Josh LAC PK
23.01 265 Dolphins, Miami MIA Def
24.12 288 Ellington, Andre ARI RB
25.01 289 Johnson, Chris ARI RB
26.12 312 Higbee, Tyler LAR TE
27.01 313 Novak, Nick HOU PK
28.12 336 Inman, Dontrelle LAC WR

Overall Strategy

RB2 by committee

Best Pick(s)

Andrew Luck (8.12, QB7) and Marcus Mariota (9.01, QB8) Drafting at the turn can often be a disadvantage when it comes to positional runs. You can also flip it into a big advantage by anticipating the runs and being the one to start them. Maurile did that here by kicking off a big run on quarterbacks in the 9th and 10th round. By being first to the punch, he was able to get tremendous value on Luck and Mariota and land two high upside QB1 options.

Worst Pick(s)

Patrick Mahomes (15.01, QB27) After Luck and Mariota, Maurile wisely grabbed a third quarterback (Alex Smith at 14.12). Three solid starting quarterbacks is the target in a deep best ball league like this. The decision to handcuff his QB3 at this point in the draft is a bit puzzling however. Even if Smith loses his job late in the season (or gets hurt), Maurile is still in great shape with Luck and Mariota. Plus, there’s not much upside here either. Even if Smith gets replaced, Mahomes is unlikely to have big weeks in which he outperforms Luck/Mariota by a significant margin. Stopping at three quarterbacks would have been ideal. But if using a fourth quarterback pick, a starter like Brian Hoyer would have been a better pick.

Evaluation

Drafting first and landing David Johnson is a big advantage in 2017. It’s not just his unmatched upside. He also comes with a weekly floor which makes you feel great about having one of the two running back spots filled each week. Johnson allows you to go somewhat light at RB2, which is the direction Maurile went. After Johnson, Maurile was able to land four highly dependable veteran receivers with solid upside. DeAndre Hopkins, Demaryius Thomas, Michael Crabtree and Emmanuel Sanders all came within the first six rounds and have top-15 upside. Kyle Rudolph is another safe, high-floor veteran who is capable of big numbers in this TE-Premium format. Maurile’s team is loaded at just about every position and should be a leading contender in this league.

post-draft questions

What was your overall strategy in this 28-roster FPC Best Ball draft? How do you think you pulled it off? What were the key picks (by you or others)?

Knowing that I had 28 roster spots to work with, I wanted at least three each of quarterbacks, kickers, and defenses. Weekly variance at those positions is high enough that, in a best-ball format, quantity becomes as important as quality. Quantity is helpful at every position, of course, but every team will have enough running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends that it should be pretty rare to start a player at one of those positions who scores fewer than five fantasy points. Meanwhile, a single injury can force a team with only two quarterbacks to take a zero during the healthy player's bye week. Two injuries can be permanently devastating. Kickers and defenses will seemingly randomly score fewer than five points one week and more than 15 points the next. Having three instead of two greatly reduces the chance of having to take a very low score there in a given week.

With the rest of my roster, I wanted balance. I wanted strength at every position. After grabbing David Johnson with the first pick, I was willing to grab running backs, wide receivers, or tight ends with the next handful of picks in whatever order made sense based on how the draft unfolded. I seemed to personally value wide receivers more than other drafters did compared to running backs and tight ends, so I spent four of my next five picks (after David Johnson) grabbing wide receivers. We'll see how things play out, but I believe that, league wide, wide receivers will occupy more flex spots than running backs or tight ends. Comparing wide receivers with running backs drafted in the same rounds, wide receivers generally have the advantage because of the point-per-reception scoring. And aside from the very top tight ends, I think a similar comparison shows wide receivers to have the advantage over tight ends as well because the extra 0.5 points per receptions given to tight ends is insufficient to make up for their generally lower production.

So I let other owners spend more than I thought worthwhile on running backs and tight ends in rounds 2-6 while I mostly accumulated wide receivers.

It ended up working out pretty well, I think, because (a) landing David Johnson gives me a nice head start on finding two productive running backs each weak, and (b) I ended up with a tight end I like in Kyle Rudolph at a price I was happy to pay for him.

After using my first seven picks to select two running backs, four wide receivers, and a tight end, I doubled up at quarterback with my next two picks and ended up starting something of a run. It's generally good to be at the top of a run rather than the bottom (unless you have everyone in that run ranked about evenly).

On the whole, I like the team I finished with, but I am second-guessing a few of my decisions. As I said up top, I wanted three quarterbacks. When I was picking at the Round 14/15 turn, I had Alex Smith ranked significantly ahead of the other options available -- as long as he remains the starter. But drafting Smith forced me to draft Patrick Mahomes as well because I'm not confident that I can predict how long Smith will hold Mahomes off. And I figured: 28 roster spots is an awful lot. I'm not feeling any scarcity when it comes to spots on my bench.

But in hindsight, even though I like Alex Smith significantly better than Jared Goff, I'm not sure at all that I like Alex Smith better than Jared Goff plus Devontae Booker, or Jared Goff plus DeAndre Washington.

The other decision I'm second-guessing myself on came ten rounds later when, at the 24/25 turn, I selected Andre Ellington and Chris Johnson as handcuffs to David Johnson. Again, the fact that I had 28 roster spots to work with factored into that decision. I wouldn't have done it in a shallower league. My thinking was that if David Johnson is lost for the season I'm probably done anyway, but if he's lost for four or five weeks, having Ellington or Johnson step in and give me at least a few points could be enough to keep me afloat during that period. And I still approve of the general idea -- the problem is that the specific players involved give me no confidence that they'll actually give me a few points if and when David Johnson is out. Maybe it will be Kerwynn Williams. Maybe it will be a free agent off the street like Rashad Jennings or DeAngelo Williams. Andre Ellington and Chris Johnson have low ceilings -- which is fine in the 25th round -- but the fact that they also have low floors make them pretty unappetizing. (Not that there were any attractive options left at that point anyway. It was pretty deep in the draft.)

I would say that the key pick for me was David Johnson. It was an easy one, but it ended up shaping my entire draft because during the first half-dozen rounds I found myself seeing more value in wide receivers than in running backs as a rule. If I'd had the third or fourth pick instead of the first and selected Antonio Brown, I suspect that I would have ended up with a pretty weak group of running backs on the whole, which would have scuttled my plan to accumulate balanced strength at all the skill positions.

Aaron Rudnicki - Slot 2

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.02 2 Bell, Le'Veon PIT RB
2.11 23 Cooper, Amari OAK WR
3.02 26 Miller, Lamar HOU RB
4.11 47 Allen, Keenan LAC WR
5.02 50 Tate, Golden DET WR
6.11 71 Walker, Delanie TEN TE
7.02 74 Anderson, C.J. DEN RB
8.11 95 Perkins, Paul NYG RB
9.02 98 Carr, Derek OAK QB
10.11 119 Fiedorowicz, C.J. HOU TE
11.02 122 Manning, Eli NYG QB
12.11 143 Jones, Marvin DET WR
13.02 146 Palmer, Carson ARI QB
14.11 167 Charles, Jamaal DEN RB
15.02 170 Allen, Dwayne NEP TE
16.11 191 Hurns, Allen JAC WR
17.02 194 Seahawks, Seattle SEA Def
18.11 215 Nelson, J.J. ARI WR
19.02 218 Prater, Matt DET PK
20.11 239 Falcons, Atlanta ATL Def
21.02 242 Anderson, Robby NYJ WR
22.11 263 Hauschka, Steven BUF PK
23.02 266 McNichols, Jeremy TBB RB (R)
24.11 287 McDonald, Vance SFO TE
25.02 290 Cowboys, Dallas DAL Def
26.11 311 Boldin, Anquan FA WR
27.02 314 Gordon, Josh CLE WR
28.11 335 McCown, Josh NYJ QB

Overall Strategy

Balanced

Best Pick(s)

Keenan Allen (4.11, WR21) Injuries in each of the past two seasons will scare many drafters away from Allen, which provides an opportunity to get a top potential top-15 producer outside of the top-3 rounds. All the news out of San Diego is extremely positive when it comes to Allen’s recovery from a torn ACL that ended his 2016 season in Week 1. He should be the clear top target in San Diego and could go right back to putting up 20+ points per game.

Worst Pick(s)

Josh Gordon (27.02, WR104) The investment at this point in the draft is minimal, but it is not wise to squander late round picks on extreme long shots like Gordon. Adding a third Kicker would have been the better play. Kicker (and Defense) scoring is high variance from week-to-week. With 28 roster spots, it makes sense to shoot for three (or even four) at both spots. You’re more likely to get a couple random big weeks from your third kicker than cash in a lotto ticket like Gordon. In short, don’t throw away those late rounders if you haven’t secured three DST and PK.

Evaluation

Aaron took a pretty straight-forward, balanced approach and grabbed value with most of his picks. Aaron’s team has a strong floor with plenty of built in upside as well. It isn’t far-fetched to think that his top three receivers (Amari Cooper, Keenan Allen and Golden Tate) could each catch 100+ passes. Aaron also scored impressive depth at running back with C.J. Anderson and Paul Perkins as his RB3 and RB4.

post-draft questions

What was your overall strategy in this 28-roster FPC Best Ball draft? 

As with any draft, I always look for value and to build a deep and balanced roster. I tend to favor WRs and TEs more and try to wait as long as possible at QB, but also am not afraid to take RBs early since the position is not very deep. Picking out of the #2 spot, I knew that I’d start out with an elite RB and then would likely land a couple of strong starters with my next two picks. Given the long wait between odd and even round selections, I was going to be more susceptible to missing out on any positional runs that occurred. This meant I needed to pay close attention to ensure I didn’t miss out on an entire tier of players if I was considering taking someone at another position. Once I had most of my starting lineup spots filled, I would look for backups that were more likely to mix in some big games rather than looking for the safe players who would have less variability week to week and therefore not help me much.
 
How do you think you pulled it off? 
 
I was pretty happy with how my team came together. It certainly helps when you start off with a pick in the top-3 as the Big 3 running backs this year are the types of players who can really set you apart from the pack. I wasn’t crazy about the players that fell to me at my next turn, but Amari Cooper and Lamar Miller both have clear potential to finish among the top-10 players at their position. With only 1 wide receiver on my team after 3 picks, however, I was thrilled to land Keenan Allen and Golden Tate with my next two picks. At that point, my team felt really strong and balanced so I had the foundation in place to go in just about any direction from that point forward. As for my boom/bust depth players, I felt pretty happy with the choices I made. 
 
What were the key picks (by you or others)?
 
Given that 4 tight ends went between my pick at 5.02 and my next selection at 6.11, I was thrilled to land Delanie Walker as the 11th tight end selected. He finished in the top 7 at his position, and I expect another strong season with defenses now having to focus more attention on the outside receivers. Towards the end of the draft, I could have played it safe but decided to take some chances. Anquan Boldin seems likely to sign somewhere and make a contribution, and Josh Gordon may not play but I like his chances to hit big if he does get reinstated more than the chance to snag a few points from a lesser player. Also, with my QB2 and QB3 sharing a bye week, I decided to grab a starting QB in the 28th round just in case Derek Carr was injured in week 10 but I may have been better off with his backup Connor Cook (assuming he holds off E.J. Manuel).
 
I thought Maurile grabbing Andrew Luck and Marcus Mariota at the 8th/9th round turn was brilliant. While waiting on the quarterback position is generally a wise move, a run was almost certainly coming at that point and he landed two players with huge upside. As it turns out, there were 9 quarterbacks taken before his next pick, so it’s pretty clear he played that perfectly. 
 

Matt Williamson - Slot 3

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.03 3 Elliott, Ezekiel DAL RB
2.10 22 Fournette, Leonard JAC RB (R)
3.03 27 Mixon, Joe CIN RB (R)
4.10 46 Jeffery, Alshon PHI WR
5.03 51 Wilson, Russell SEA QB
6.10 70 Bennett, Martellus GBP TE
7.03 75 Jackson, DeSean TBB WR
8.10 94 Moncrief, Donte IND WR
9.03 99 Prosise, C.J. SEA RB
10.10 118 Taylor, Tyrod BUF QB
11.03 123 Coleman, Corey CLE WR
12.10 142 Doctson, Josh WAS WR
13.03 147 Seferian-Jenkins, Austin NYJ TE
14.10 166 Conner, James PIT RB (R)
15.03 171 Goff, Jared LAR QB
16.10 190 Treadwell, Laquon MIN WR
17.03 195 Funchess, Devin CAR WR
18.10 214 Giants, New York NYG Def
19.03 219 Williams, Jonathan BUF RB
20.10 238 Lewis, Dion NEP RB
21.03 243 Conley, Chris KCC WR
22.10 262 Swoope, Erik IND TE
23.03 267 Bears, Chicago CHI Def
24.10 286 Rogers, Eli PIT WR
25.03 291 Henderson, Carlos DEN WR (R)
26.10 310 Barth, Connor CHI PK
27.03 315 Williams, Chad ARI WR (R)
28.10 334 Kaepernick, Colin FA* QB

Overall Strategy

All In on the Rookie Running Backs

Best Pick(s)

Ezekiel Elliott (1.03, RB3) Elliott has been falling into the mid-first in many recent drafts due to the uncertainty regarding a possible suspension. While it is understandable to seek safety with someone like Antonio Brown at 1.03, Elliott remains the best choice. His upside is through the roof. Not only is he an elite talent running behind the league’s best line, but his passing game usage is expected to increase in year two. He could miss a game or two and still outscore the top receivers. Plus, the depth at receiver makes it easier to fill the position with quality options in the mid-late rounds. If it’s close, lean towards drafting an RB over a WR early.

Worst Pick(s)

Russell Wilson (5.03, QB4) The uncertainty surrounding Andrew Luck’s health makes Wilson a reasonable choice as the fourth quarterback off the board. But he probably would have made it back around to Matt’s selection in the sixth round and was a reach at 5.03. Quarterbacks like Cam Newton in the 9th round or Kirk Cousins in the 10th were much better values with similar upside. With the depth of the quarterback position, it makes more sense to wait until the 8th-11th rounds and grab a pair of top-20 passers.

Evaluation

Matt went all-in on the rookie runners, using 2nd andc3rd round picks on Leonard Fournette and Joe Mixon. One of the hottest debates on fantasy twitter is whether the rookie running backs have shot up draft boards too high in recent weeks. Some would argue that Mixon at 3.03 is a reach. If you believe one or more of the top four rookie backs (Fournette, Mixon, Christian McCaffrey and Dalvin Cook) are elite talents that can make an immediate fantasy impact, don’t be scared to take your shot and grab them early. If you don’t, someone else will. The Elliott/Fournette/Mixon start to the draft carries risk, but the upside is immense and worth rolling the dice on. If Mixon and Fournette both hit, this team could be tough to beat.

post-draft questions

What was your overall strategy in this 28-roster FPC Best Ball draft?

My overall strategy for this best ball draft was all about swinging for the fences. If you notice, the majority of my roster is extremely young...but also extremely talented. Of course several of these players won't work out, but if a handful hit, my squad could explode.

How do you think you pulled it off?

I absolutely think that I did pull my strategy off. Again, this is a very talented and very unproven fantasy roster. Corey Coleman and Laquon Treadwell are perfect examples of this. I didn't select many "Safe Bets". Instead, I swung for the fences. Hopefully a few end up going out of the park.

What were the key picks (by you or others)? 

In such a long draft, hopefully a few useful players come from the bottom half of this draft. But, and it wasn't planned, but I selected three running backs with my first three picks and those three players have a combined one year of NFL experience. Ezekiel Elliott doesn't come with a lot of risk, but if Leonard Fournette and Joe Mixon produce fantasy stats equivalent with their talent, I will be just fine.

Jeff Tefertiller - Slot 4

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.04 4 Brown, Antonio PIT WR
2.09 21 Hilton, T.Y. IND WR
3.04 28 Baldwin, Doug SEA WR
4.09 45 Bryant, Martavis PIT WR
5.04 52 Henry, Derrick TEN RB
6.09 69 Henry, Hunter LAC TE
7.04 76 Riddick, Theo DET RB
8.09 93 Gore, Frank IND RB
9.04 100 Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB
10.09 117 Prescott, Dak DAL QB
11.04 124 James, Jesse PIT TE
12.09 141 McFadden, Darren DAL RB
13.04 148 Rodgers, Jacquizz TBB RB
14.09 165 Ross, John CIN WR (R)
15.04 172 Foreman, D'Onta HOU RB (R)
16.09 189 Hoyer, Brian SFO QB
17.04 196 Clay, Charles BUF TE
18.09 213 Bailey, Dan DAL PK
19.04 220 Vinatieri, Adam IND PK
20.09 237 Buccaneers, Tampa Bay TBB Def
21.04 244 Titans, Tennessee TEN Def
22.09 261 Richardson, Paul SEA WR
23.04 268 Kittle, George SFO TE (R)
24.09 285 Godwin, Chris TBB WR (R)
25.04 292 Saints, New Orleans NOS Def
26.09 309 Taylor, Taywan TEN WR (R)
27.04 316 Gresham, Jermaine ARI TE
28.09 333 Agholor, Nelson PHI WR

Overall Strategy

Zero RB, Swing for the Fences

Best Pick(s)

Brian Hoyer (16.09, QB30)

Hoyer is an ideal late-round QB3 target in best ball leagues. He should be able to hold onto the starting job (almost no competition) all season, which gives him a solid floor for a 16th rounder. He has some sneaky weekly upside as well. Over the last two seasons, Blake Bortles put up relatively big fantasy numbers on bad teams (mostly while playing from behind) and despite throwing too many interceptions. Hoyer could also exceed fantasy expectations on a 49ers team that is in rebuild mode and likely to be throwing a lot in garbage time.

Worst Pick(s)

Derrick Henry (5.04, RB19) Henry is a great young talent with a bright future. But he enters 2017 as a clear backup who will need an injury to DeMarco Murray to be worth this pick at the top of the fifth round. It’s an especially risky strategy to count on Henry as your highest-drafted running back. Martavis Bryant at 4.09 was also a bit too high (though I do like the execution of the Steelers stack with Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant). There were receivers with at least as much PPR upside available (Keenan Allen and Alshon Jeffery) that are probably.

Evaluation

Jeff went safe in the first three rounds with Antonio Brown, T.Y. Hilton and Doug Baldwin. This trio is about as good as it gets at receiver in terms of proven producers that still have huge ceilings. The decision to swing for the fences with Martavis Bryant and Derrick Henry in the 4th/5th rounds was a calculated risk that could pay off in a big way. If DeMarco Murray goes down, Henry instantly becomes a top-5 back and this team is loaded. But landing only one starting running back (34-year old Frank Gore) is a big risk and makes this a boom/bust team overall. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing in this format.

post-draft questions

What was your overall strategy in this 28-roster FPC Best Ball draft? 
I was targeting upside in first five rounds.  This included potential big weeks and players who could outproduce their pick used.  This is why I took Martavis Bryant and Derrick Henry in the 4th and 5th.  While I realize that both might be considered reach picks, I wanted to swing or the fence early in the draft and go for stable production in the middle picks.  At WR, I wanted to fill my bench with upside receivers.  

How do you think you pulled it off? 
I think I did ok.  Yes, it is risky, but I tried to mitigate the risk by loading up on the RB/TE positions (after taking three top WRs in first three picks).  Getting Jacquizz Rodgers and Darren McFadden were key to offering production in the first few weeks at my weakest position (Running Back).  Also, I loved getting John Ross and Paul Richardson late in the draft for week-to-week upside.  Just one long TD any given week should be enough to start in best ball.

What were the key picks (by you or others)? 
Getting a solid QB3 (Hoyer) and five starting TEs in a best ball TE-premium league.  These two strategies should offer a chance to have big production from both positions.

Matt Bitonti - Slot 5

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.05 5 Beckham, Odell NYG WR
2.08 20 Olsen, Greg CAR TE
3.05 29 Bryant, Dez DAL WR
4.08 44 Cook, Dalvin MIN RB (R)
5.05 53 Powell, Bilal NYJ RB
6.08 68 Diggs, Stefon MIN WR
7.05 77 Perine, Samaje WAS RB (R)
8.08 92 Winston, Jameis TBB QB
9.05 101 Decker, Eric TEN WR
10.08 116 Engram, Evan NYG TE (R)
11.05 125 Kelley, Rob WAS RB
12.08 140 Bernard, Giovani CIN RB
13.05 149 Kamara, Alvin NOS RB (R)
14.08 164 Stills, Kenny MIA WR
15.05 173 Broncos, Denver DEN Def
16.08 188 Howard, O.J. TBB TE (R)
17.05 197 Kupp, Cooper LAR WR (R)
18.08 212 Kessler, Cody CLE QB
19.05 221 Hodges, Bucky MIN TE (R)
20.08 236 Turbin, Robert IND RB
21.05 245 Mitchell, Malcolm NEP WR
22.08 260 Garoppolo, Jimmy NEP QB
23.05 269 Henderson, De'Angelo DEN RB (R)
24.08 284 Hunter, Justin PIT WR
25.05 293 Goodwin, Marquise SFO WR
26.08 308 Walsh, Blair SEA PK
27.05 317 Myers, Jason JAC PK
28.08 332 Jets, New York NYJ Def

Overall Strategy

Rookie-Heavy

Best Pick(s)

Stefon Diggs (6.08, WR28) When fully healthy (not listed on the injury report), Diggs was a legitimate fantasy WR1. At just 23-years old, he is an ascending player and could be in for a big season if he can avoid the minor injuries that slowed him down at times last season. The 6th-8th rounds of drafts in 2017 is a real sweet spot to get WR2 talent at WR3 or WR4 price tags.

Worst Pick(s)

Samaje Perine (7.05, RB32) One of the downsides to not drafting any running backs in the first three rounds is it makes you prone to reach at the position later in the draft. Taking Samaje Perine over guys like Eric Ebron and Willie Snead is an example of how that can play out in a draft. While Perine makes some sense in this range of the draft in a normal redraft league on the assumption that he eventually separates from Rob Kelley by the time the fantasy playoffs roll around. In best ball, the pick is a reach. Perine is probably going to be mired in a three-way RBBC with Kelley and Chris Thompson for much of the season.

Evaluation

Matt used seven of his first 19 picks on rookies. That is a lot of draft capital to expend in a best ball league when many of these rookies will be eased in over the course of the season. This team could be humming late in the year, but have too much ground to make up on some more veteran squads that came out of the gates fast. If a few of the rookie running backs are able to emerge earlier than expected, this team could be a contender.

post-draft questions

What was your overall strategy in this 28-roster FPC Best Ball draft? 
Drafting with the football guys is a dicey proposition. My collegues will snipe you like none other. This money league is even tougher competition than usual. My goal was to represent a professional franchise and take what the board offered, especially in the high rounds. I did not want to reach for any particular position. I wanted players that would potentially have explosive weeks (big play wide outs). Specifically I wanted a high reception TE early in this 1.5 PPR league. I wanted to get high upside players in the mid rounds and save defenses and kickers for last. I didn’t want to invest much at quarterback. 

How do you think you pulled it off? 
As Dan Hindery’s write-up points out, this team needs the rookie running backs to start early and produce. The way the running backs flew off the board, forced me into some reach picks at that position. Hopefully the surplus at WR and TE can outweigh that deficiency.

At the tight end position, Rob Gronkowski might have the most traditional fantasy points, but in this league, with the 1.5 PPR, a player who consistently produced receptions (and stayed healthy) might be more valuable than the consensus number one ranked player. 
My backup quarterback situation is problematic. Behind Jameis Winston, there’s only Cody Kessler and Jimmy Garoppolo, neither of which are a sure bet to get points during Winston’s week 11 bye. 

What were the key picks (by you or others)? 
Dalvin Cook at 4.08 is a make or break pick for this team. It was the first running back taken and he needs to be an RB1. That’s probably asking a ton. However he’s the first stringer for now and the way the board played out, Cook in round four might be the best of a tough situation. I could have selected my usual 2017 draft target Todd Gurley in round 1 but the value of Odell Beckham Jr. at 1.05 was just too tempting. Leonard Fournette was heavily considered at 2.05 but once Travis Kelce went at 2.05 to Devin Knotts, picking Greg Olsen at 2.08 seemed reasonable. I could have selected Isaiah Crowell instead of Dez Bryant at 3.08. 

Besides Cook, Giovani Bernard will probably start for this team most weeks, and produce as a pass receiver, despite running behind the 32nd ranked Bengals’ offensive line. 

The quarterback market was unexpectedly hot and I got stuck without a chair for my backup. Brian Hoyer and Christian Hackenberg shared the same bye week as my starter Winston. The Denver guys were snapped up earlier than expected and I even considered picking up Colin Kaepernick as the ultimate lottery ticket but the league ownership seems to be standing firm against this player. 

The lesson learned here (and to a lesser extent, with the kickers and defense) is that the Best Ball format lends itself to taking multiple picks at the same position earlier than one might normally pick these players in a traditional draft. 

Mark Wimer - Slot 6

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.06 6 Jones, Julio ATL WR
2.07 19 Murray, DeMarco TEN RB
3.06 30 Crowell, Isaiah CLE RB
4.07 43 Hill, Tyreek KCC WR
5.06 54 Adams, Davante GBP WR
6.07 67 Martin, Doug TBB RB
7.06 78 Ebron, Eric DET TE
8.07 91 Williams, Tyrell LAC WR
9.06 102 Hooper, Austin ATL TE
10.07 115 Thielen, Adam MIN WR
11.06 126 Bradford, Sam MIN QB
12.07 139 Flacco, Joe BAL QB
13.06 150 Thompson, Chris WAS RB
14.07 163 Fuller, Will HOU WR
15.06 174 Gabriel, Taylor ATL WR
16.07 187 Panthers, Carolina CAR Def
17.06 198 Lynch, Paxton DEN QB
18.07 211 Siemian, Trevor DEN QB
19.06 222 Ravens, Baltimore BAL Def
20.07 235 Sims, Charles TBB RB
21.06 246 Lutz, Wil NOS PK
22.07 259 Gano, Graham CAR PK
23.06 270 McGuire, Elijah NYJ RB (R)
24.07 283 Benjamin, Travis LAC WR
25.06 294 Smith, Torrey PHI WR
26.07 307 Williams, Maxx BAL TE
27.06 318 Gould, Robbie SFO PK
28.07 331 Zenner, Zach DET RB

Overall Strategy

Zero QB

Best Pick(s)

Eric Ebron (7.06, TE12) Ebron is a steal in the 7th round of a TE-Premium league. His 61 catches in 13 games last season put him on pace for 75 receptions. In TE-Premium, that the equivalent of 113 receptions for a wide receiver. When you also factor in that Ebron has made a big jump in production in each of his first three seasons and assume a bigger role with Anquan Boldin no longer in Detroit, you can see how high the ceiling is for the 24-year old Ebron in this format.

Worst Pick(s)

Adam Thielen (10.07, WR44) You can wait a while at quarterback in best ball leagues, but you can’t wait too long. With 15 quarterbacks already off the board before tis pick, Mark should have pulled the trigger on Dak Prescott, Tyrod Taylor or Eli Manning with this pick instead of drafting his WR5 (or alternatively grabbed Cam Newton over Austin Hooper in the 9th round). Mark’s left with the uninspiring group of Sam Bradford, Joe Flacco and the Denver QBs.

Evaluation

Mark made some strong picks early in the draft that set this team up to be a potential contender. This roster is strong at every position but quarterback. If young, ascending players like Tyreek Hill, Eric Ebron and Tyrell Williams build on promising 2016 campaigns, Mark can overcome the deficiency at one position.

post-draft questions

What was your overall strategy in this 28-roster FPC Best Ball draft?
I came into the draft intending to slough off QB and TE early, and then amass depth at the positions late. In a Best Ball league you can put together a motley crew at quarterback and tight end in the mid-to-late rounds and still get decent production, while there will be nothing but hope-and-a-prayer types available at running back and wide receiver with a bench this deep. I went for quality at running back and wide receiver over all else.

How do you think you pulled it off? 
My biggest worry during the draft was at quarterback, as I got caught hanging out in the breeze while a quarterback run developed in the ninth and tenth rounds as I went tight end and wide receiver in those spots. So I went for guys who have upside from last year's finish and will hope for the best. Sam Bradford had basically no training camp with Minnesota and still threw for over a 70% completion rate (71.6%), and he has a live arm for the deep ball. I think 25+ TDs in year two is attainable with Thielen, Diggs and Rudolph snagging his passes, and early training camp reports indicate Laquon Treadwell might be (finally) ready to play at this level. Flacco is usually good for a few "boom" type games a year (four 300+ yard games passing during 2016), and I managed to cobble together both Denver QBs as a third option (Lynch is said to be a good deep-ball passer, too, and has excellent wide receivers at his disposal). In Best Ball leagues, you get the "Boom" games from your quarterbacks without needing to guess right on the lineup each week, so I like the Bradford/Flacco/Lynch(not really liking Siemian, but he may start some games, too) tandem. 

In contrast, I am very happy with running back, wide receiver and tight end - I really, really like the Ebron/Hooper duo at tight end, and Maxx Williams could surprise as the tight end position in Baltimore is wide open, and hopes for Williams were high coming out of college. As a 26th-round pick I'll take upside potential at TE #3. I am thin at this position for a Best Ball league (no waiver wire), but I traded in TE #4 for securing both Denver quarterbacks. 

What were the key picks (by you or others)? 
Focusing on the positives on this squad, I am excited for the "Boom" potential of the receiving corps as a whole  - Julio Jones, Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams and Tyrell Williams should all go off for huge games at various times this year, and behind that I have guys who will be more erratic, but also have good "Boom" potential in Adam Thielen and Will Fuller (when he gets back from the unfortunate broken collarbone). Taylor Gabriel and Travis Benjamin have the potential for a few big games, too, and provide backup to top options Jones and Williams. This will be a volatile group but I think it is the group that sets this team apart/above from the other squads. 

The running backs are solid enough and once Doug Martin is back in action should be providing a steady floor of fantasy points for the rest of the squad.

Keith Roberts - Slot 7

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.07 7 Evans, Mike TBB WR
2.06 18 Howard, Jordan CHI RB
3.07 31 Robinson, Allen JAC WR
4.06 42 Brees, Drew NOS QB
5.07 55 Ware, Spencer KCC RB
6.06 66 Woodhead, Danny BAL RB
7.07 79 Hunt, Kareem KCC RB (R)
8.06 90 Fleener, Coby NOS TE
9.07 103 Garcon, Pierre SFO WR
10.06 114 Britt, Kenny CLE WR
11.07 127 Njoku, David CLE TE (R)
12.06 138 Williams, Joe SFO RB (R)
13.07 151 Sanu, Mohamed ATL WR
14.06 162 Murray, Latavius MIN RB
15.07 175 Booker, Devontae DEN RB
16.06 186 Chiefs, Kansas City KCC Def
17.07 199 Glennon, Mike CHI QB
18.06 210 Crosby, Mason GBP PK
19.07 223 Mack, Marlon IND RB (R)
20.06 234 Packers, Green Bay GBP Def
21.07 247 Pumphrey, Donnel PHI RB (R)
22.06 258 Davis, Vernon WAS TE
23.07 271 Peake, Charone NYJ WR
24.06 282 Cohen, Tarik CHI RB (R)
25.07 295 Dawson, Phil ARI PK
26.06 306 Patterson, Cordarrelle OAK WR
27.07 319 Williams, Damien MIA RB
28.06 330 Westbrook, Dede JAC WR (R)

Overall Strategy

Balanced Mix of Youth and Veterans

Best Pick(s)

Pierre Garcon (9.07, WR40)

Worst Pick(s)

Allen Robinson (3.07, WR14) Robinson’s floor and ceiling are too low to be drafted as a top-15 wide receiver. We saw the floor (hopefully) last season when Robinson put up just 883 yards on a whopping 150 targets. Even if Robinson does bounce back, he’s unlikely to see 150 targets again like he did last year. The arrival of Tom Coughlin in the front office and Leonard Fournette at running back (along with what could be an elite young defense) should lead to a lot of run-heavy game plans in Jacksonville. And less garbage time fantasy points for Blake Bortles and Allen Robinson.

Evaluation

Keith invested some relatively early picks in rookies like Kareem Hunt, David Njoku and Joe Williams. He also supplemented those picks with some safer veterans like Danny Woodhead, Pierre Garcon and Mohamed Sanu. It is an interesting mix and one that could pay off if the rookies arrive earlier than expected and Allen Robinson bounces back in a big way.

post-draft questions

What was your overall strategy in this 28-roster FPC Best Ball draft? 

My strategy in the early rounds was to build a relatively balanced team with plenty of situational upside. I typically balance my first two picks between running back and wide receiver, however in this draft, I wanted a top tight end early. As it turned out, Devin Knotts made that hard on everyone by snagging both top tight ends by the time my second pick rolled around. As a result, I adjusted my strategy to target a top quarterback instead to differentiate my team.  

How do you think you pulled it off? 
In the early rounds, I managed to create a balanced team by loading up on running backs around a couple of top tier wide receivers, while snatching an elite quarterback in the 4th round.
Near the middle of the draft, as I normally like to do in best ball formats, I made it a point to lock up one of the top defense and kicking options to avoid that week to week variability. I have been drafting the Chiefs everywhere this season, and I will draft them every time as the fifth defense off the board.
As the draft continued into the later rounds, I made sure to also grab backup defenses and kickers. It is understandable that some would cringe at the thought of a backup kicker, but in a best ball format, every point matters in every single week. In these later rounds, I also shifted my focus to loading up on young running backs with opportunity ahead, such as Marlon Mack, Donnel Pumphrey, and Tarik Cohen. 

What were the key picks (by you or others)? 
The first key pick that I see as being one that will define my team was the decision to target the Kansas City Chiefs backfield. Spencer Ware was a solid RB2 last season, contributing as a solid goal line back and playmaking pass catcher throughout the season. A couple of rounds later, I snatched up rookie Kareem Hunt, who is competing for the starting job with Ware. Hunt was very productive in his last season with Toledo, flourishing as an every down back who excelled at making people miss both while rushing and after the catch on screens. Regardless of who gets the job here, I wanted a piece of this Chiefs backfield as they have limited receiving options and will rely heavily on their rushing attack again this season. 
Another pick that I found to be a particularly good value was Vernon Davis as the 258th overall pick. According to Footballguys ADP, Davis is going off the board as the 243rd pick in normal PPR leagues. To get him over a round later in a 1.5 point per tight end reception league was a very solid value, especially considering Jordan Reed’s multiple injury woes and pre-season PUP status. My team is particularly weak at the tight end position, so if Davis gets a few weeks in as the starter, it will significantly pick up the slack.
 

Devin Knotts - Slot 8

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.08 8 Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE
2.05 17 Kelce, Travis KCC TE
3.08 32 McCaffrey, Christian CAR RB (R)
4.05 41 Lynch, Marshawn OAK RB
5.08 56 Hyde, Carlos SFO RB
6.05 65 Pryor, Terrelle WAS WR
7.08 80 Snead, Willie NOS WR
8.05 89 Ryan, Matt ATL QB
9.08 104 Newton, Cam CAR QB
10.05 113 Meredith, Cameron CHI WR
11.08 128 Blount, LeGarrette PHI RB
12.05 137 Matthews, Jordan PHI WR
13.08 152 Ginn Jr., Ted NOS WR
14.05 161 Bortles, Blake JAC QB
15.08 176 Washington, DeAndre OAK RB
16.05 185 Vikings, Minnesota MIN Def
17.08 200 Miller, Braxton HOU WR
18.05 209 Jaguars, Jacksonville JAC Def
19.08 224 Santos, Cairo KCC PK
20.05 233 Austin, Tavon LAR WR
21.08 248 Gallman, Wayne NYG RB (R)
22.05 257 Oliver, Branden LAC RB
23.08 272 Ivory, Chris JAC RB
24.05 281 Aguayo, Roberto TBB PK
25.08 296 Adams, Rodney MIN WR (R)
26.05 305 Wright, Kendall CHI WR
27.08 320 Amendola, Danny NEP WR
28.05 329 Franks, Andrew MIA PK

Overall Strategy

Stud TEs

Best Pick(s)

Ted Ginn, Jr. (13.08, WR55) Devin has consistently been able to land Ginn at great value in FBG mock drafts. Ginn has proven big-play ability and weekly upside in recent years. He caught four touchdowns in a five-game stretch late last season and racked up 10 touchdowns in 2015. He steps into a starting role in the Saints high-octane offense and his speed should play well on the fast track in the Superdome. Ginn is an especially strong option in the best ball format due his ability to score from anywhere on the field.

Worst Pick(s)

Christian McCaffrey (3.08, RB15) Nitpicking a bit here because I like McCaffrey, but this feels at least half a round too early. Especially when another back in Ty Montgomery is still on the board. Montgomery has much of the same PPR upside as McCaffrey does in the passing game but is also the clear starter in Green Bay and should get plenty of goal line carries. Devin did well to land Marshawn Lynch and Carlos Hyde in the next two rounds and might have also been better off with a high-upside receiver like Brandin Cooks with this pick instead of waiting until the 6th round to land his first receiver.

Evaluation

For those unfamiliar with the 1.5 PPR for tight end scoring system (with multiple flex spots), the Rob Gronkowski and Travis Kelce picks in the first two rounds may look like reaches. However, in this format, this is a very viable way to build your team. This duo should score a bunch of points. Kelce’s 85 receptions last year were worth 127.5 in the 1.5-PPR scoring system. And if Gronkowski stays healthy, he could be one of the top overall scorers. The other benefit of this strategy is that you know that all the other tight ends will get pushed way up the board and being set at the position early means you can snag value at other positions. For example, while other teams were drafting Coby Fleener, Jason Witten, and Austin Hooper in the 8th/9th rounds, Devin was able to land an elite QB duo of Matt Ryan and Cam Newton.

post-draft questions

What was your overall strategy in this 28-roster FPC Best Ball draft? 
Once I knew I was in the eighth pick, my strategy was set as long as Rob Gronkowski was going to be there. In a 1.5 ppr for tight ends I was going to take two tight ends in the first and second rounds and then when other people were taking tight ends earlier than they should be I was going to take my wide receivers and running backs. It's a risky strategy that hinges upon the health of Gronkowski, but Kelce should see 80+ receptions which essentially is like getting a wide receiver who will have 120 catches in the second round which is insane value. In this league, I discounted wide receivers and took a lot of them and tried to get a mix of guys who can have big games and guys who are consistent. 

How do you think you pulled it off?
I like how I pulled it off, I started out perfectly with Gronkowski and Kelce, and then complimented them immediately with three running backs. Once I had my running backs somewhat solidified, I went heavy with wide receivers as wide receivers are the most volatile week to week and in a best ball league, a touchdown is going to make a lot of your weeks from your receivers, so I went after wide receivers with touchdown upside in Pryor and Snead as my first two wide receivers on my team. It's a high-risk strategy but in best ball league I shoot for the fences. 

What were the key picks (by you or others)? 
LeGarrette Blount is my favorite pick in the 11th round. He's a tremendous best ball pick this season as he should see a significant amount of work in the red zone heading into this year and with my running backs having some questions he solidifies my backfield as a running back 4. 

Dwayne Allen being picked in the 15th hurt my team as I was planning on taking him to complement Gronkowski in case of injury, so that is my one worry is that while my tight ends are tremendous I only have two of them. 

Jason Wood - Slot 9

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.09 9 Freeman, Devonta ATL RB
2.04 16 Gordon, Melvin LAC RB
3.09 33 Cooks, Brandin NEP WR
4.04 40 Brady, Tom NEP QB
5.09 57 Abdullah, Ameer DET RB
6.04 64 Edelman, Julian NEP WR
7.09 81 Benjamin, Kelvin CAR WR
8.04 88 Doyle, Jack IND TE
9.09 105 West, Terrance BAL RB
10.04 112 Brown, John ARI WR
11.09 129 Wentz, Carson PHI QB
12.04 136 Thomas, Julius MIA TE
13.09 153 Woods, Robert LAR WR
14.04 160 Jones, Zay BUF WR (R)
15.09 177 Kizer, DeShone CLE QB (R)
16.04 184 Patriots, New England NEP Def
17.09 201 Hill, Jeremy CIN RB
18.04 208 Rams, Los Angeles LAR Def
19.09 225 Hightower, Tim SFO RB
20.04 232 Shaheen, Adam CHI TE (R)
21.09 249 Boswell, Chris PIT PK
22.04 256 Raiders, Oakland OAK Def
23.09 273 Golladay, Kenny DET WR (R)
24.04 280 LaFell, Brandon CIN WR
25.09 297 Sturgis, Caleb PHI PK
26.04 304 Stewart, ArDarius NYJ WR (R)
27.09 321 Smallwood, Wendell PHI RB
28.04 328 Derby, A.J. DEN TE

Overall Strategy

Patriots Stack

Best Pick(s)

Tom Brady (4.04, QB2) The safe strategy in best ball is to wait and grab a pair of top-20 quarterbacks around the 9th-10th round. But Tom Brady has proven capable of the type of massive fantasy games and seasons that justify taking him over the RB2 and WR2 at this stage of the draft. Especially heading into 2017 when his stable of weapons is deeper than ever before. Jason also leveraged the pick by grabbing Brady’s top two receivers (Brandin Cooks and Julian Edelman). If Brady does have a big 40+ touchdown season, then Cooks and Edelman probably also have huge fantasy seasons and Wood could have a dominant team.

Worst Pick(s)

Julius Thomas (12.04, TE22) This is the most solid draft from top to bottom in this league with solid values on each of the first 11 picks. While Thomas is a decent value in the 12th round, there were other TE2s on the board with more upside. Austin Seferian-Jenkins is one example. Thomas will have to compete for targets with Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills. Seferian-Jenkins only has to compete with unproven mid-round youngsters and journeymen types for targets in New York and could realistically emerge as the go-to guy in the passing game.

Evaluation

Wood put together a very strong team. He drafted a pair of top backs in the first two rounds and then took advantage of the super depth at wide receiver to load up there as well. It is easy to justify going RB heavy and using a premium pick on a quarterback when you can get Julian Edelman in the 7th, Kelvin Benjamin in the 8th and John Brown in the 12th round. The Patriots are one of the few teams with a proven ability to produce a historic scoring season. The potential of the Brady-Cooks-Edelman stack is through the roof.

post-draft questions

What was your overall strategy in this 28-roster FPC Best Ball draft? 
Draft great players. At the risk of being flip, the only way to win a best-ball draft without roster moves is to load up on high upside, high variance players after grabbing an elite stack. I had the 9th pick so I went with Devonta Freeman in the first and then Melvin Gordon was there in the 2nd. Both should be locks for Top 8 finishes if healthy. In the 3rd round, Tom Brady was sitting there as I hoped and I knew my plan was falling into place. I wanted to grab at least one of his top targets and ended up getting both Cooks and Edelman. Having three pieces of one of the league's elite passing attacks is great, and in best ball, you worry less about Edelman and Cooks commoditizing each other. I also wanted to make sure I had three or four QB/TE/Defenses because without that depth you're risking a lot of zero scores if one of your guys gets hurt or doesn't play well. 

How do you think you pulled it off? 
I crushed it. As Dan said in his analysis, "This is the most solid draft from top to bottom in this league." Whenever you're drafting against other Footballguys, nothing is easy. I got sniped a handful of times but I genuinely love this format and was well prepared. I have high upside depth at all positions and will have an edge over many because of my strength in numbers at QB/TE/DEF. This draft really couldn't have gone any better. 

What were the key picks (by you or others)? 
As I noted earlier, grabbing both Cooks and Edelman to pair with Brady was a central point to my plan. I went with three rookie receivers late, and all three could have starting roles before we turn the clock to October. I also thought it was key to land a high variance 3rd quarterback in Kizer as well as three defenses I have in my Top 10.

Devin ended up with a fascinating unit because he grabbed the two best tight ends yet still managed decent players at other key spots. He has three potential Top 12 fantasy quarterbacks. Even if Blake Bortles washes out, Knotts rostered the quarterbacks who finished #1 and won the league MVP in each of the last two seasons. 

Rudnicki also let the draft come to him and came away with a powerhouse. I wouldn't have grabbed a fourth quarterback, that's his lone mistake. But it's hard to argue with a roster that has depth and guaranteed target share up and down the roster. 

Jeff Haseley - Slot 10

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.10 10 McCoy, LeSean BUF RB
2.03 15 Thomas, Michael NOS WR
3.10 34 Montgomery, Ty GBP RB
4.03 39 Reed, Jordan WAS TE
5.10 58 Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR
6.03 63 Gillislee, Mike NEP RB
7.10 82 Crowder, Jamison WAS WR
8.03 87 White, James NEP RB
9.10 106 Witten, Jason DAL TE
10.03 111 Cousins, Kirk WAS QB
11.10 130 Davis, Corey TEN WR (R)
12.03 135 Matthews, Rishard TEN WR
13.10 154 Williams, Jamaal GBP RB (R)
14.03 159 Watson, Deshaun HOU QB (R)
15.10 178 Beasley, Cole DAL WR
16.03 183 Samuel, Curtis CAR WR (R)
17.10 202 Watson, Ben BAL TE
18.03 207 Cardinals, Arizona ARI Def
19.10 226 Hogan, Chris NEP WR
20.03 231 Janikowski, Sebastian OAK PK
21.10 250 Richard, Jalen OAK RB
22.03 255 Burkhead, Rex NEP RB
23.10 274 DeValve, Seth CLE TE
24.03 279 Redskins, Washington WAS Def
25.10 298 Forbath, Kai MIN PK
26.03 303 Dunbar, Lance LAR RB
27.10 322 Kendricks, Lance GBP TE
28.03 327 Rogers, Chester IND WR

Overall Strategy

Balanced, Handcuffs

Best Pick(s)

Jordan Reed (4.03, TE5) Jeff took a relatively safe approach to the draft overall, but this was his one big swing for the fences. Without the toe injury that has kept him out of camp early, Reed would have gone at least a round earlier and Jeff was able to grab him at a discount. When healthy, Reed has put up huge fantasy numbers in this TE-premium format (over 20 PPG in 2015).

Worst Pick(s)

Larry Fitzgerald (5.10, WR25) Moving to the slot in 2015 rejuvenated Fitzgerald’s career. But he will turn 34-years old before the start of the season and it is fair to wonder if age might finally catch up to him. Fitzgerald is still a solid value in this range of the draft, but there were other high-volume slot receivers (Julian Edelman and Stefon Diggs) on the board carrying similar projections without the age-related risk.

Evaluation

Jeff did a great job of building both floor and ceiling. He paired the risk/reward pick of Jordan Reed with the ultra-safe Jason Witten at tight end. He gambled slightly on young receivers like Michael Thomas and Jamison Crowder but grabbed the high floor play in Larry Fitzgerald. Jeff also mitigated risk by grabbing teammates at the same position (Mike Gillislee/James White, Ty Montgomery/Jamaal Williams, Corey Davis/Rishard Matthews), which eliminates a lot of injury risk.

post-draft questions

What was your overall strategy in this 28-roster FPC Best Ball draft? How do you think you pulled it off? What were the key picks (by you or others)? 

My strategy was to target players with either high volume, on a good offense or particularly good best ball options. Any combination of the three is obviously a good find. It's a good strategy to take the best player available whenever possible and not get caught up in "needing" to take a player from a particular position because others are. I let the draft come to me, like I do with all other drafts. The only for sure target I had going in was to wait at the quarterback position and select either Kirk Cousins, Philip Rivers or Cam Newton. If I have to, Eli Manning. Like I have done in so many drafts this year, I wound up with on of those quarterbacks - Cousins. People forget how quietly he had 4,900 yards passing last year. He joins nine other quarterbacks in the history of the league to reach 4,900 yards. The best part - now he has a legit end zone wide receiver target in Terrelle Pryor that he didn't have last year. Cousins is definitely someone that I am targeting in drafts this year and I'm glad I was able to get him. 

Some key picks on my roster include Cousins (15th quarterback off the board), the Titans combo of Corey Davis and Rishard Matthews as my WR4 and WR5 respectively. Chris Hogan at 19.10 is a dream, especially in best ball. Any Patriots player is a good best ball pick, because they have so many options. You don't have to make a decision on who to start, just reap the benefits when they score or have a big game. If New England scores 30-35 points a game, I like my chances on multiple players reaching pay dirt at a discounted price. Mike Gillislee (6th rd), James White (8th) Hogan (19th) and Rex Burkhead (22nd). 

Other good picks include Zach Zenner at pick 28.07 by Mark Wimer was brilliant, especially if Zenner reaches 4-5 touchdowns as the Lions goal line back. Sticking with Detroit, I missed Kenny Golladay by one pick in the 23rd round. Jason Wood snagged him up and got great value on someone who could be a quality contributor as the Lions WR3. Anquan Boldin at pick 26.11 also looks like an outstanding value play, especially when (not if) he signs with a team that will utilize him. Imagine Boldin on a team like Baltimore who is devoid of a tight end talent that can be a consistent threat. Plus he would return back to a team that embraced him in the past. There was good value on several late tight ends, namely Gary Barnidge (18.12) by Maurile Tremblay, Erik Swoope (22.10) by Matt Williamson and Jermaine Gresham (27.04) by Jeff Tefertiller. In such a deep draft with plenty of space for upside and surprise point scorers, finding a player who will score a touchdown here and there can lift your team to the next level. There were quite a few of those aforementioned players taken later in this draft. 

Stephen Holloway - Slot 11

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.11 11 Nelson, Jordy GBP WR
2.02 14 Ajayi, Jay MIA RB
3.11 35 Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB
4.02 38 Graham, Jimmy SEA TE
5.11 59 Ingram, Mark NOS RB
6.02 62 Ertz, Zach PHI TE
7.11 83 Marshall, Brandon NYG WR
8.02 86 Cobb, Randall GBP WR
9.11 107 Rivers, Philip LAC QB
10.02 110 Johnson, Duke CLE RB
11.11 131 Maclin, Jeremy BAL WR
12.02 134 Enunwa, Quincy NYJ WR
13.11 155 Wallace, Mike BAL WR
14.02 158 Perriman, Breshad BAL WR
15.11 179 Sproles, Darren PHI RB
16.02 182 Vereen, Shane NYG RB
17.11 203 Tucker, Justin BAL PK
18.02 206 Bryant, Matt ATL PK
19.11 227 Eagles, Philadelphia PHI Def
20.02 230 Chargers, Los Angeles LAC Def
21.11 251 Williams, Terrance DAL WR
22.02 254 Coleman, Brandon NOS WR
23.11 275 Jones, Aaron GBP RB (R)
24.02 278 Williams, Mike LAC WR (R)
25.11 299 McKinnon, Jerick MIN RB
26.02 302 Switzer, Ryan DAL WR (R)
27.11 323 Miller, Zach CHI TE
28.02 326 Colts, Indianapolis IND Def

Overall Strategy

Unexciting Value Plays with Green Bay Stack

Best Pick(s)

Jeremy Maclin (11.11, WR47) Maclin is still flying under the radar after an injury plagued 2016 team and a late move to Baltimore. He is a talented receiver still in his prime years who should emerge as the #1 option in a relatively solid Ravens passing attack. Maclin is just one year removed from an 87-1,088-8 season with Alex Smith. He is capable of similar success with Joe Flacco and could prove to be a steal as the 47th receiver off the board.

Worst Pick(s)

Jimmy Graham (4.02, TE4) Stephen made a lot of safe choices, so it is tough to pinpoint any weak picks. However, this may be the type of team that is above average but didn’t swing for the fences enough to win the league. Jimmy Graham should probably go in this part of the draft in the TE-Premium format, but it’s hard to get excited about him. He had a few games last season where he flashed his potential, but his two years in Seattle have had more downs than ups. There were better options on the board and this would have been a nice spot to take a swing for the fences. Jordan Reed carries a bit more injury risk, but the 30-year old Graham hasn’t exactly been a picture of health. And Reed has more upside at this point of his career and in an offense that passed for nearly 5,000 yards last season.

Evaluation

Drafting guys like Mark Ingram, Zach Ertz, Brandon Marshall, Jeremy Maclin, Quincy Enunwa and Mike Wallace in the mid-rounds might not be exciting. But while other owners chased the shiny objects (young players), each of these veterans came at a discount and built in a very strong floor. There is also plenty of upside if the incredible hot streak the Green Bay passing game went on over the final few months of the 2016 season carries over to 2017. If Aaron Rodgers goes off for 40+ touchdowns, Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb are going to catch a bunch of them. Stephen also smartly grabbed the top two kickers in the game (both capable of 20+ point weeks) and a pair of top defenses once the value evaporated at the skill positions.

post-draft questions

What was your overall strategy in this 28-roster FPC Best Ball draft? How do you think you pulled it off? What were the key picks (by you or others)? 

My primary approach in all staff mocks is to draft players at points where I perceive they at a value. That focus did not shift, even for this 28 round FPC draft. With the  exceedingly large rosters, I anticipated that I might draft an early quarterback. With the tight end premium scoring, I also planned to draft a tight end early. 

I was thrilled to be able to draft Aaron Rodgers as the first quarterback off the board with my 3.11 selection (35th overall). Having Rodgers on board gave me the opportunity to select other positions and determine when to take another based on how many came off the board. Our group evidently felt that there was little separation after Russell Wilson was taken as QB4 with the 51st pick as it was in the middle of the 8th round before Matt Ryan was drafted. Shortly after that a quarterback run was on and I hoped for either Ben Roethlisberger (a great QBBC player with huge scoring swings) or Philip Rivers who I value higher than most. I was able to pick up Rivers as QB12 at my 9.11 pick (107 overall). Was satisfied with the value of both my quarterback selections. I would have considered an additional one late at extreme value, but always found depth at other positions that was preferred.

With the tight end drafting, Gronkowski and Kelce were drafted in the first two rounds by Devin Knotts and I was surprised that the position was mostly ignored. Olsen went next late in the second round and at the top of the fourth round, I had my choice at TE5. Graham was the choice even though I rank Rudolph slightly ahead of Graham as I was hopeful that I could get Rudolph with my 5th round pick. Maurile Tremblay spoiled that plan, but I was still able to draft Zach Ertz, who I rank as TE6 to team with Graham. Having these two rostered early allowed me to take 11 wide receivers and 7 running backs to hopefully brother-in-law solid scores from those two positions in this best-ball league.


I consider both of the quarterback and tight end picks discussed above key picks for me that set my strategy for the rest of the draft. A few others that I felt were key were wide receiver selections in the 11th through 14th rounds. As is said earlier, I really looked at positional value with all picks and thought that my first three wide receivers (Jordy Nelson, Brandon Marshall & Randall Cobb) were the type players that I wanted. Unfortunately Marshall had the same bye week as the two Green Bay players. Beginning in the 11th round with Jeremy Maclin and then adding in succession, Quincy Enunwa, Mike Wallace, and Breshad Perriman gave me several guys with higher floors and some that I felt had big game potential enabling me to wait until very late to add my final wide receiver depth.

I only wanted to draft two kickers so I did not mind taking Justin Tucker as the first kicker at the end of the 17th round and coming immediately back with Matt Bryant in the 18th. Two very high percentage kickers on good offensive teams allowed me to stop at two.

Andy Hicks - Slot 12

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.12 12 Green, A.J. CIN WR
2.01 13 Gurley, Todd LAR RB
3.12 36 Landry, Jarvis MIA WR
4.01 37 Watkins, Sammy BUF WR
5.12 60 Eifert, Tyler CIN TE
6.01 61 Lacy, Eddie SEA RB
7.12 84 Peterson, Adrian NOS RB
8.01 85 Parker, DeVante MIA WR
9.12 108 Stafford, Matthew DET QB
10.01 109 Dalton, Andy CIN QB
11.12 132 Tannehill, Ryan MIA QB
12.01 133 Rawls, Thomas SEA RB
13.12 156 Cook, Jared OAK TE
14.01 157 White, Kevin CHI WR
15.12 180 Texans, Houston HOU Def
16.01 181 Gates, Antonio LAC TE
17.12 204 Smith-Schuster, JuJu PIT WR (R)
18.01 205 Gostkowski, Stephen NEP PK
19.12 228 McManus, Brandon DEN PK
20.01 229 Boyd, Tyler CIN WR
21.12 252 Yeldon, T.J. JAC RB
22.01 253 Drake, Kenyan MIA RB
23.12 276 Bengals, Cincinnati CIN Def
24.01 277 Everett, Gerald LAR TE (R)
25.12 300 Zuerlein, Greg LAR PK
26.01 301 Dorsett, Phillip IND WR
27.12 324 Mathews, Ryan PHI RB
28.01 325 Holmes, Andre BUF WR

Overall Strategy

Balanced, Team Passing Game Stacks

Best Pick(s)

Tyler Eifert (5.12, TE7) Eifert is a steal at the bottom of the 5th round in a TE-premium draft. He has shown up to training camp fully healthy and should be plenty motivated in a contract year. The speed of A.J. Green and John Ross outside is going to open a lot of space over the middle of the field and Eifert should be able to take advantage. Despite struggling with injuries last season, Eifert has five multi-touchdown games over the past two seasons. That type of weekly upside is the goal in deep best ball leagues.

Worst Pick(s)

Todd Gurley (2.01, RB6) Gurley is a talented player. He belongs in the second round based upon the flashes of elite potential he showed during his rookie season in 2015. However, it is tough to justify taking Gurley at the top of round 2 when backs like Melvin Gordon and Jay Ajayi were on the board. We saw last season how much Gordon benefits from the passing threat provided by Philip Rivers. Jared Goff hasn’t proven to be even a competent NFL starter, much less a threat that defenses must respect enough to keep the safeties back.

Evaluation

If Todd Gurley, Adrian Peterson and Eddie Lacy can have bounce back seasons, this team will be a contender. Andy made some strong picks at QB/WR/TE that also included some nice correlation plays. While the Bengals/Dolphins passing-game stacks aren’t as sexy as the Patriots and Packers stacks that Wood and Holloway pulled off, stacking these two passing games (Dalton/Green/Eifert and Tannehill/Landry/Parker) came at a much cheaper cost and have sneaky upside.

post-draft questions

What was your overall strategy in this 28-roster FPC Best Ball draft? 
With 28 round Best Ball Leagues, you can experiment a bit more than in a normal league and go for handcuff situations or where there is a roster battle for eg a WR2 spot or TE1. You can take both or even 3 players. It therefore doesn't matter which player becomes the starter or even if they change roles during the season. 
Another key part of strategy in this kind of draft is where you end up picking. At the 12 spot I was vulnerable to runs and had to consider players I normally wouldn't if I were in the middle rounds. In a 28 round draft, depth can give way quickly and what looked like solid options at eg the QB or TE slot in one round can give way to scraps at the table by the time it gets back to your pick. 
My overall strategy was to take the best player available early and then adapt as the draft moved on. Because it was a 28 round best ball league, I was looking to match players with my early round picks, avoid bye round issues and also get value. 

How do you think you pulled it off? 
Because there were runs, primarily, at QB and TE I got caught at the end of runs. After my 8th round pick only 4 quarterbacks were taken, but by the time of my 9th pick another 8 quarterbacks were off the board. I had to play catch up and take 2. Because I then had limited upside with the quarterbacks, I had to grab a 3rd in Ryan Tannehill which in hindsight was regrettable. Pairing him up with the main Miami receivers whom I'd drafted earlier seemed like a good idea at the time. Overall though my draft will rely heavily on the running backs performing better than their current ADPs would suggest. 

What were the key picks (by you or others)? 

Taking Todd Gurley at 2.01 will either make or break my draft. Last years Rams offense was disgraceful and Gurley clearly gave up. He needs to move on and get stuck in this season or he'll be labelled a bust pretty quickly. He clearly has the talent and the only question is how much time this offense will take to synch properly.

Full Draft

Pick by Pick - all 336 picks

PICK OVR FRANCHISE SELECTION
1.01 1 Maurile Tremblay Johnson, David ARI RB
1.02 2 Aaron Rudnicki Bell, Le'Veon PIT RB
1.03 3 Matt Williamson Elliott, Ezekiel DAL RB
1.04 4 Jeff Tefertiller Brown, Antonio PIT WR
1.05 5 Matt Bitonti Beckham, Odell NYG WR
1.06 6 Mark Wimer Jones, Julio ATL WR
1.07 7 Keith Roberts Evans, Mike TBB WR
1.08 8 Devin Knotts Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE
1.09 9 Jason Wood Freeman, Devonta ATL RB
1.10 10 Jeff Haseley McCoy, LeSean BUF RB
1.11 11 Stephen Holloway Nelson, Jordy GBP WR
1.12 12 Andy Hicks Green, A.J. CIN WR
2.01 13 Andy Hicks Gurley, Todd LAR RB
2.02 14 Stephen Holloway Ajayi, Jay MIA RB
2.03 15 Jeff Haseley Thomas, Michael NOS WR
2.04 16 Jason Wood Gordon, Melvin LAC RB
2.05 17 Devin Knotts Kelce, Travis KCC TE
2.06 18 Keith Roberts Howard, Jordan CHI RB
2.07 19 Mark Wimer Murray, DeMarco TEN RB
2.08 20 Matt Bitonti Olsen, Greg CAR TE
2.09 21 Jeff Tefertiller Hilton, T.Y. IND WR
2.10 22 Matt Williamson Fournette, Leonard JAC RB (R)
2.11 23 Aaron Rudnicki Cooper, Amari OAK WR
2.12 24 Maurile Tremblay Hopkins, DeAndre HOU WR
3.01 25 Maurile Tremblay Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR
3.02 26 Aaron Rudnicki Miller, Lamar HOU RB
3.03 27 Matt Williamson Mixon, Joe CIN RB (R)
3.04 28 Jeff Tefertiller Baldwin, Doug SEA WR
3.05 29 Matt Bitonti Bryant, Dez DAL WR
3.06 30 Mark Wimer Crowell, Isaiah CLE RB
3.07 31 Keith Roberts Robinson, Allen JAC WR
3.08 32 Devin Knotts McCaffrey, Christian CAR RB (R)
3.09 33 Jason Wood Cooks, Brandin NEP WR
3.10 34 Jeff Haseley Montgomery, Ty GBP RB
3.11 35 Stephen Holloway Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB
3.12 36 Andy Hicks Landry, Jarvis MIA WR
4.01 37 Andy Hicks Watkins, Sammy BUF WR
4.02 38 Stephen Holloway Graham, Jimmy SEA TE
4.03 39 Jeff Haseley Reed, Jordan WAS TE
4.04 40 Jason Wood Brady, Tom NEP QB
4.05 41 Devin Knotts Lynch, Marshawn OAK RB
4.06 42 Keith Roberts Brees, Drew NOS QB
4.07 43 Mark Wimer Hill, Tyreek KCC WR
4.08 44 Matt Bitonti Cook, Dalvin MIN RB (R)
4.09 45 Jeff Tefertiller Bryant, Martavis PIT WR
4.10 46 Matt Williamson Jeffery, Alshon PHI WR
4.11 47 Aaron Rudnicki Allen, Keenan LAC WR
4.12 48 Maurile Tremblay Rudolph, Kyle MIN TE
5.01 49 Maurile Tremblay Crabtree, Michael OAK WR
5.02 50 Aaron Rudnicki Tate, Golden DET WR
5.03 51 Matt Williamson Wilson, Russell SEA QB
5.04 52 Jeff Tefertiller Henry, Derrick TEN RB
5.05 53 Matt Bitonti Powell, Bilal NYJ RB
5.06 54 Mark Wimer Adams, Davante GBP WR
5.07 55 Keith Roberts Ware, Spencer KCC RB
5.08 56 Devin Knotts Hyde, Carlos SFO RB
5.09 57 Jason Wood Abdullah, Ameer DET RB
5.10 58 Jeff Haseley Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR
5.11 59 Stephen Holloway Ingram, Mark NOS RB
5.12 60 Andy Hicks Eifert, Tyler CIN TE
6.01 61 Andy Hicks Lacy, Eddie SEA RB
6.02 62 Stephen Holloway Ertz, Zach PHI TE
6.03 63 Jeff Haseley Gillislee, Mike NEP RB
6.04 64 Jason Wood Edelman, Julian NEP WR
6.05 65 Devin Knotts Pryor, Terrelle WAS WR
6.06 66 Keith Roberts Woodhead, Danny BAL RB
6.07 67 Mark Wimer Martin, Doug TBB RB
6.08 68 Matt Bitonti Diggs, Stefon MIN WR
6.09 69 Jeff Tefertiller Henry, Hunter LAC TE
6.10 70 Matt Williamson Bennett, Martellus GBP TE
6.11 71 Aaron Rudnicki Walker, Delanie TEN TE
6.12 72 Maurile Tremblay Sanders, Emmanuel DEN WR
7.01 73 Maurile Tremblay Coleman, Tevin ATL RB
7.02 74 Aaron Rudnicki Anderson, C.J. DEN RB
7.03 75 Matt Williamson Jackson, DeSean TBB WR
7.04 76 Jeff Tefertiller Riddick, Theo DET RB
7.05 77 Matt Bitonti Perine, Samaje WAS RB (R)
7.06 78 Mark Wimer Ebron, Eric DET TE
7.07 79 Keith Roberts Hunt, Kareem KCC RB (R)
7.08 80 Devin Knotts Snead, Willie NOS WR
7.09 81 Jason Wood Benjamin, Kelvin CAR WR
7.10 82 Jeff Haseley Crowder, Jamison WAS WR
7.11 83 Stephen Holloway Marshall, Brandon NYG WR
7.12 84 Andy Hicks Peterson, Adrian NOS RB
8.01 85 Andy Hicks Parker, DeVante MIA WR
8.02 86 Stephen Holloway Cobb, Randall GBP WR
8.03 87 Jeff Haseley White, James NEP RB
8.04 88 Jason Wood Doyle, Jack IND TE
8.05 89 Devin Knotts Ryan, Matt ATL QB
8.06 90 Keith Roberts Fleener, Coby NOS TE
8.07 91 Mark Wimer Williams, Tyrell LAC WR
8.08 92 Matt Bitonti Winston, Jameis TBB QB
8.09 93 Jeff Tefertiller Gore, Frank IND RB
8.10 94 Matt Williamson Moncrief, Donte IND WR
8.11 95 Aaron Rudnicki Perkins, Paul NYG RB
8.12 96 Maurile Tremblay Luck, Andrew IND QB
9.01 97 Maurile Tremblay Mariota, Marcus TEN QB
9.02 98 Aaron Rudnicki Carr, Derek OAK QB
9.03 99 Matt Williamson Prosise, C.J. SEA RB
9.04 100 Jeff Tefertiller Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB
9.05 101 Matt Bitonti Decker, Eric TEN WR
9.06 102 Mark Wimer Hooper, Austin ATL TE
9.07 103 Keith Roberts Garcon, Pierre SFO WR
9.08 104 Devin Knotts Newton, Cam CAR QB
9.09 105 Jason Wood West, Terrance BAL RB
9.10 106 Jeff Haseley Witten, Jason DAL TE
9.11 107 Stephen Holloway Rivers, Philip LAC QB
9.12 108 Andy Hicks Stafford, Matthew DET QB
10.01 109 Andy Hicks Dalton, Andy CIN QB
10.02 110 Stephen Holloway Johnson, Duke CLE RB
10.03 111 Jeff Haseley Cousins, Kirk WAS QB
10.04 112 Jason Wood Brown, John ARI WR
10.05 113 Devin Knotts Meredith, Cameron CHI WR
10.06 114 Keith Roberts Britt, Kenny CLE WR
10.07 115 Mark Wimer Thielen, Adam MIN WR
10.08 116 Matt Bitonti Engram, Evan NYG TE (R)
10.09 117 Jeff Tefertiller Prescott, Dak DAL QB
10.10 118 Matt Williamson Taylor, Tyrod BUF QB
10.11 119 Aaron Rudnicki Fiedorowicz, C.J. HOU TE
10.12 120 Maurile Tremblay Brate, Cameron TBB TE
11.01 121 Maurile Tremblay Forte, Matt NYJ RB
11.02 122 Aaron Rudnicki Manning, Eli NYG QB
11.03 123 Matt Williamson Coleman, Corey CLE WR
11.04 124 Jeff Tefertiller James, Jesse PIT TE
11.05 125 Matt Bitonti Kelley, Rob WAS RB
11.06 126 Mark Wimer Bradford, Sam MIN QB
11.07 127 Keith Roberts Njoku, David CLE TE (R)
11.08 128 Devin Knotts Blount, LeGarrette PHI RB
11.09 129 Jason Wood Wentz, Carson PHI QB
11.10 130 Jeff Haseley Davis, Corey TEN WR (R)
11.11 131 Stephen Holloway Maclin, Jeremy BAL WR
11.12 132 Andy Hicks Tannehill, Ryan MIA QB
12.01 133 Andy Hicks Rawls, Thomas SEA RB
12.02 134 Stephen Holloway Enunwa, Quincy NYJ WR
12.03 135 Jeff Haseley Matthews, Rishard TEN WR
12.04 136 Jason Wood Thomas, Julius MIA TE
12.05 137 Devin Knotts Matthews, Jordan PHI WR
12.06 138 Keith Roberts Williams, Joe SFO RB (R)
12.07 139 Mark Wimer Flacco, Joe BAL QB
12.08 140 Matt Bitonti Bernard, Giovani CIN RB
12.09 141 Jeff Tefertiller McFadden, Darren DAL RB
12.10 142 Matt Williamson Doctson, Josh WAS WR
12.11 143 Aaron Rudnicki Jones, Marvin DET WR
12.12 144 Maurile Tremblay Stewart, Jonathan CAR RB
13.01 145 Maurile Tremblay Shepard, Sterling NYG WR
13.02 146 Aaron Rudnicki Palmer, Carson ARI QB
13.03 147 Matt Williamson Seferian-Jenkins, Austin NYJ TE
13.04 148 Jeff Tefertiller Rodgers, Jacquizz TBB RB
13.05 149 Matt Bitonti Kamara, Alvin NOS RB (R)
13.06 150 Mark Wimer Thompson, Chris WAS RB
13.07 151 Keith Roberts Sanu, Mohamed ATL WR
13.08 152 Devin Knotts Ginn Jr., Ted NOS WR
13.09 153 Jason Wood Woods, Robert LAR WR
13.10 154 Jeff Haseley Williams, Jamaal GBP RB (R)
13.11 155 Stephen Holloway Wallace, Mike BAL WR
13.12 156 Andy Hicks Cook, Jared OAK TE
14.01 157 Andy Hicks White, Kevin CHI WR
14.02 158 Stephen Holloway Perriman, Breshad BAL WR
14.03 159 Jeff Haseley Watson, Deshaun HOU QB (R)
14.04 160 Jason Wood Jones, Zay BUF WR (R)
14.05 161 Devin Knotts Bortles, Blake JAC QB
14.06 162 Keith Roberts Murray, Latavius MIN RB
14.07 163 Mark Wimer Fuller, Will HOU WR
14.08 164 Matt Bitonti Stills, Kenny MIA WR
14.09 165 Jeff Tefertiller Ross, John CIN WR (R)
14.10 166 Matt Williamson Conner, James PIT RB (R)
14.11 167 Aaron Rudnicki Charles, Jamaal DEN RB
14.12 168 Maurile Tremblay Smith, Alex KCC QB
15.01 169 Maurile Tremblay Mahomes, Patrick KCC QB (R)
15.02 170 Aaron Rudnicki Allen, Dwayne NEP TE
15.03 171 Matt Williamson Goff, Jared LAR QB
15.04 172 Jeff Tefertiller Foreman, D'Onta HOU RB (R)
15.05 173 Matt Bitonti Broncos, Denver DEN Def
15.06 174 Mark Wimer Gabriel, Taylor ATL WR
15.07 175 Keith Roberts Booker, Devontae DEN RB
15.08 176 Devin Knotts Washington, DeAndre OAK RB
15.09 177 Jason Wood Kizer, DeShone CLE QB (R)
15.10 178 Jeff Haseley Beasley, Cole DAL WR
15.11 179 Stephen Holloway Sproles, Darren PHI RB
15.12 180 Andy Hicks Texans, Houston HOU Def
16.01 181 Andy Hicks Gates, Antonio LAC TE
16.02 182 Stephen Holloway Vereen, Shane NYG RB
16.03 183 Jeff Haseley Samuel, Curtis CAR WR (R)
16.04 184 Jason Wood Patriots, New England NEP Def
16.05 185 Devin Knotts Vikings, Minnesota MIN Def
16.06 186 Keith Roberts Chiefs, Kansas City KCC Def
16.07 187 Mark Wimer Panthers, Carolina CAR Def
16.08 188 Matt Bitonti Howard, O.J. TBB TE (R)
16.09 189 Jeff Tefertiller Hoyer, Brian SFO QB
16.10 190 Matt Williamson Treadwell, Laquon MIN WR
16.11 191 Aaron Rudnicki Hurns, Allen JAC WR
16.12 192 Maurile Tremblay Lee, Marqise JAC WR
17.01 193 Maurile Tremblay Lockett, Tyler SEA WR
17.02 194 Aaron Rudnicki Seahawks, Seattle SEA Def
17.03 195 Matt Williamson Funchess, Devin CAR WR
17.04 196 Jeff Tefertiller Clay, Charles BUF TE
17.05 197 Matt Bitonti Kupp, Cooper LAR WR (R)
17.06 198 Mark Wimer Lynch, Paxton DEN QB
17.07 199 Keith Roberts Glennon, Mike CHI QB
17.08 200 Devin Knotts Miller, Braxton HOU WR
17.09 201 Jason Wood Hill, Jeremy CIN RB
17.10 202 Jeff Haseley Watson, Ben BAL TE
17.11 203 Stephen Holloway Tucker, Justin BAL PK
17.12 204 Andy Hicks Smith-Schuster, JuJu PIT WR (R)
18.01 205 Andy Hicks Gostkowski, Stephen NEP PK
18.02 206 Stephen Holloway Bryant, Matt ATL PK
18.03 207 Jeff Haseley Cardinals, Arizona ARI Def
18.04 208 Jason Wood Rams, Los Angeles LAR Def
18.05 209 Devin Knotts Jaguars, Jacksonville JAC Def
18.06 210 Keith Roberts Crosby, Mason GBP PK
18.07 211 Mark Wimer Siemian, Trevor DEN QB
18.08 212 Matt Bitonti Kessler, Cody CLE QB
18.09 213 Jeff Tefertiller Bailey, Dan DAL PK
18.10 214 Matt Williamson Giants, New York NYG Def
18.11 215 Aaron Rudnicki Nelson, J.J. ARI WR
18.12 216 Maurile Tremblay Barnidge, Gary FA TE
19.01 217 Maurile Tremblay Steelers, Pittsburgh PIT Def
19.02 218 Aaron Rudnicki Prater, Matt DET PK
19.03 219 Matt Williamson Williams, Jonathan BUF RB
19.04 220 Jeff Tefertiller Vinatieri, Adam IND PK
19.05 221 Matt Bitonti Hodges, Bucky MIN TE (R)
19.06 222 Mark Wimer Ravens, Baltimore BAL Def
19.07 223 Keith Roberts Mack, Marlon IND RB (R)
19.08 224 Devin Knotts Santos, Cairo KCC PK
19.09 225 Jason Wood Hightower, Tim SFO RB
19.10 226 Jeff Haseley Hogan, Chris NEP WR
19.11 227 Stephen Holloway Eagles, Philadelphia PHI Def
19.12 228 Andy Hicks McManus, Brandon DEN PK
20.01 229 Andy Hicks Boyd, Tyler CIN WR
20.02 230 Stephen Holloway Chargers, Los Angeles LAC Def
20.03 231 Jeff Haseley Janikowski, Sebastian OAK PK
20.04 232 Jason Wood Shaheen, Adam CHI TE (R)
20.05 233 Devin Knotts Austin, Tavon LAR WR
20.06 234 Keith Roberts Packers, Green Bay GBP Def
20.07 235 Mark Wimer Sims, Charles TBB RB
20.08 236 Matt Bitonti Turbin, Robert IND RB
20.09 237 Jeff Tefertiller Buccaneers, Tampa Bay TBB Def
20.10 238 Matt Williamson Lewis, Dion NEP RB
20.11 239 Aaron Rudnicki Falcons, Atlanta ATL Def
20.12 240 Maurile Tremblay Bills, Buffalo BUF Def
21.01 241 Maurile Tremblay Hopkins, Dustin WAS PK
21.02 242 Aaron Rudnicki Anderson, Robby NYJ WR
21.03 243 Matt Williamson Conley, Chris KCC WR
21.04 244 Jeff Tefertiller Titans, Tennessee TEN Def
21.05 245 Matt Bitonti Mitchell, Malcolm NEP WR
21.06 246 Mark Wimer Lutz, Wil NOS PK
21.07 247 Keith Roberts Pumphrey, Donnel PHI RB (R)
21.08 248 Devin Knotts Gallman, Wayne NYG RB (R)
21.09 249 Jason Wood Boswell, Chris PIT PK
21.10 250 Jeff Haseley Richard, Jalen OAK RB
21.11 251 Stephen Holloway Williams, Terrance DAL WR
21.12 252 Andy Hicks Yeldon, T.J. JAC RB
22.01 253 Andy Hicks Drake, Kenyan MIA RB
22.02 254 Stephen Holloway Coleman, Brandon NOS WR
22.03 255 Jeff Haseley Burkhead, Rex NEP RB
22.04 256 Jason Wood Raiders, Oakland OAK Def
22.05 257 Devin Knotts Oliver, Branden LAC RB
22.06 258 Keith Roberts Davis, Vernon WAS TE
22.07 259 Mark Wimer Gano, Graham CAR PK
22.08 260 Matt Bitonti Garoppolo, Jimmy NEP QB
22.09 261 Jeff Tefertiller Richardson, Paul SEA WR
22.10 262 Matt Williamson Swoope, Erik IND TE
22.11 263 Aaron Rudnicki Hauschka, Steven BUF PK
22.12 264 Maurile Tremblay Lambo, Josh LAC PK
23.01 265 Maurile Tremblay Dolphins, Miami MIA Def
23.02 266 Aaron Rudnicki McNichols, Jeremy TBB RB (R)
23.03 267 Matt Williamson Bears, Chicago CHI Def
23.04 268 Jeff Tefertiller Kittle, George SFO TE (R)
23.05 269 Matt Bitonti Henderson, De'Angelo DEN RB (R)
23.06 270 Mark Wimer McGuire, Elijah NYJ RB (R)
23.07 271 Keith Roberts Peake, Charone NYJ WR
23.08 272 Devin Knotts Ivory, Chris JAC RB
23.09 273 Jason Wood Golladay, Kenny DET WR (R)
23.10 274 Jeff Haseley DeValve, Seth CLE TE
23.11 275 Stephen Holloway Jones, Aaron GBP RB (R)
23.12 276 Andy Hicks Bengals, Cincinnati CIN Def
24.01 277 Andy Hicks Everett, Gerald LAR TE (R)
24.02 278 Stephen Holloway Williams, Mike LAC WR (R)
24.03 279 Jeff Haseley Redskins, Washington WAS Def
24.04 280 Jason Wood LaFell, Brandon CIN WR
24.05 281 Devin Knotts Aguayo, Roberto TBB PK
24.06 282 Keith Roberts Cohen, Tarik CHI RB (R)
24.07 283 Mark Wimer Benjamin, Travis LAC WR
24.08 284 Matt Bitonti Hunter, Justin PIT WR
24.09 285 Jeff Tefertiller Godwin, Chris TBB WR (R)
24.10 286 Matt Williamson Rogers, Eli PIT WR
24.11 287 Aaron Rudnicki McDonald, Vance SFO TE
24.12 288 Maurile Tremblay Ellington, Andre ARI RB
25.01 289 Maurile Tremblay Johnson, Chris ARI RB
25.02 290 Aaron Rudnicki Cowboys, Dallas DAL Def
25.03 291 Matt Williamson Henderson, Carlos DEN WR (R)
25.04 292 Jeff Tefertiller Saints, New Orleans NOS Def
25.05 293 Matt Bitonti Goodwin, Marquise SFO WR
25.06 294 Mark Wimer Smith, Torrey PHI WR
25.07 295 Keith Roberts Dawson, Phil ARI PK
25.08 296 Devin Knotts Adams, Rodney MIN WR (R)
25.09 297 Jason Wood Sturgis, Caleb PHI PK
25.10 298 Jeff Haseley Forbath, Kai MIN PK
25.11 299 Stephen Holloway McKinnon, Jerick MIN RB
25.12 300 Andy Hicks Zuerlein, Greg LAR PK
26.01 301 Andy Hicks Dorsett, Phillip IND WR
26.02 302 Stephen Holloway Switzer, Ryan DAL WR (R)
26.03 303 Jeff Haseley Dunbar, Lance LAR RB
26.04 304 Jason Wood Stewart, ArDarius NYJ WR (R)
26.05 305 Devin Knotts Wright, Kendall CHI WR
26.06 306 Keith Roberts Patterson, Cordarrelle OAK WR
26.07 307 Mark Wimer Williams, Maxx BAL TE
26.08 308 Matt Bitonti Walsh, Blair SEA PK
26.09 309 Jeff Tefertiller Taylor, Taywan TEN WR (R)
26.10 310 Matt Williamson Barth, Connor CHI PK
26.11 311 Aaron Rudnicki Boldin, Anquan FA WR
26.12 312 Maurile Tremblay Higbee, Tyler LAR TE
27.01 313 Maurile Tremblay Novak, Nick HOU PK
27.02 314 Aaron Rudnicki Gordon, Josh CLE WR
27.03 315 Matt Williamson Williams, Chad ARI WR (R)
27.04 316 Jeff Tefertiller Gresham, Jermaine ARI TE
27.05 317 Matt Bitonti Myers, Jason JAC PK
27.06 318 Mark Wimer Gould, Robbie SFO PK
27.07 319 Keith Roberts Williams, Damien MIA RB
27.08 320 Devin Knotts Amendola, Danny NEP WR
27.09 321 Jason Wood Smallwood, Wendell PHI RB
27.10 322 Jeff Haseley Kendricks, Lance GBP TE
27.11 323 Stephen Holloway Miller, Zach CHI TE
27.12 324 Andy Hicks Mathews, Ryan PHI RB
28.01 325 Andy Hicks Holmes, Andre BUF WR
28.02 326 Stephen Holloway Colts, Indianapolis IND Def
28.03 327 Jeff Haseley Rogers, Chester IND WR
28.04 328 Jason Wood Derby, A.J. DEN TE
28.05 329 Devin Knotts Franks, Andrew MIA PK
28.06 330 Keith Roberts Westbrook, Dede JAC WR (R)
28.07 331 Mark Wimer Zenner, Zach DET RB
28.08 332 Matt Bitonti Jets, New York NYJ Def
28.09 333 Jeff Tefertiller Agholor, Nelson PHI WR
28.10 334 Matt Williamson Kaepernick, Colin FA* QB
28.11 335 Aaron Rudnicki McCown, Josh NYJ QB
28.12 336 Maurile Tremblay Inman, Dontrelle LAC WR


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