Footballguys Staff Mock Draft 2 PPR 12 team, 6 Point TD Pass

The Footballguys staff got together for their second mock draft of 2015. A 12 team PPR, where TD passes are worth 6 points. Scott Bischoff provides an in-depth evaluation summary of each team's draft. 

On July 15th, twelve members of the Footballguys staff got together for the site's second mock draft of 2015. Below is the league scoring format and bylaws. Scott Bischoff provides an in-depth evaluation summary of each team's draft. 

League Parameters

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

League Scoring

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

Previous Mock Drafts

Draft 1 - 12 Team PPR Best Ball

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.Ari Ingel
2. Jason Wood
3. Alex Miglio
4. Justin Bonnema
5. John Lee
6. James Brimacombe
7. Ryan Hester
8. Chris Feery
9. Will Grant
10. Jene Bramel
11. Jeff Haseley
12. Bear Heiser

Starting with Ari Ingel from the 1.01 spot, Scott Bischoff provides an unbiased evaluation of each team's draft performance .

Ari ingel: DRAFT POSITION 1

Pick Overall Selection
1.01 1 Bell, Le'Veon PIT RB
2.12 24 Cobb, Randall GBP WR
3.01 25 Forsett, Justin BAL RB
4.12 48 Landry, Jarvis MIA WR
5.01 49 Robinson, Allen JAC WR
6.12 72 Abdullah, Ameer DET RB
7.01 73 Agholor, Nelson PHI WR
8.12 96 Cameron, Jordan MIA TE
9.01 97 Witten, Jason DAL TE
10.12 120 Mathews, Ryan PHI RB
11.01 121 Bradford, Sam PHI QB
12.12 144 Parker, DeVante MIA WR
13.01 145 Quick, Brian STL WR
14.12 168 Allen, Javorius BAL RB
15.01 169 Bills, Buffalo BUF Def
16.12 192 Sanchez, Mark PHI QB
17.01 193 Eagles, Philadelphia PHI Def
18.12 216 Dorsett, Phillip IND WR
19.01 217 Michael, Christine SEA RB
20.12 240 Bryant, Matt ATL PK

OVERALL STRATEGY

Ingel used a balanced approach at running back and risk-reward at wide receiver with a little more weight to the running back position in the early part of the draft.

BEST PICK

Detroit Lions rookie running back Ameer Abdullah is going to be a big part of the offense and he will be a valuable asset in this PPR format.

WORST PICK

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry was selected with the last pick in Round 4. Wide receivers like Golden Tate, Kelvin Benjamin and DeSean Jackson were still available, and it’s likely that Landry could have been had a few rounds later.

EVALUATION

Ingel invested a Round 11 pick on Sam Bradford, and it’s not necessarily that Bradford is a poor player or a bad value at this point in the draft; it’s that he hasn’t shown that he can stay healthy. It was wise for Ingel to grab Eagles’ backup Mark Sanchez, but that’s the entire stable of quarterbacks on this roster. On top of not having a quarterback for the bye, it’s a huge gamble putting all the eggs in that basket.  Ingel selected three rookies at the wide receiver position, but this is a best-ball format and he’ll need them to produce to stay competitive.

Jason Wood: DRAFT POSITION 2

Pick Overall Selection
1.02 2 Brown, Antonio PIT WR
2.11 23 Hill, Jeremy CIN RB
3.02 26 Hilton, T.Y. IND WR
4.11 47 Yeldon, T.J. JAC RB
5.02 50 Gurley, Todd STL RB
6.11 71 Tannehill, Ryan MIA QB
7.02 74 Wallace, Mike MIN WR
8.11 95 Garcon, Pierre WAS WR
9.02 98 Thomas, Julius JAC TE
10.11 119 Johnson, David ARI RB
11.02 122 Cruz, Victor NYG WR
12.11 143 Williams, DeAngelo PIT RB
13.02 146 Griffin III, Robert WAS QB
14.11 167 Bush, Reggie SFO RB
15.02 170 Texans, Houston HOU Def
16.11 191 Foles, Nick STL QB
17.02 194 Huff, Josh PHI WR
18.11 215 Amaro, Jace NYJ TE
19.02 218 Parkey, Cody PHI PK
20.11 239 Vikings, Minnesota MIN Def

OVERALL STRATEGY

Wood invested heavile in the wide receiver position early and used a high risk-reward at the running back and tight end position.

BEST PICK

With the eleventh selection in Round 2, Wood got a running back that should be a running back 1 in this league. Jeremy Hill is a big, bruising runner and he should have plenty of opportunity to score in year 2.

WORST PICK

The selection of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is one that Wood might look back and question. Players like Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Cam Newton and Phillip Rivers would all come off the board in Round 8 or later.

EVALUATION

Wood selected Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley in Round 5 and there is a lot of risk in that selection. It’s easy to point to this right now with the uncertainty of his health, but it’s one that could pay off. One of the three rookie running backs that Wood picked will need to step into a starting role on this team, and there is the biggest issue going forward. It will be critical to get this team a steady level of production at the second running back position. Wood will get adequate play out of his quarterbacks and should be set at wide receiver, but will also need Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas to deliver.

Alex Miglio: DRAFT POSITION 3

Pick Overall Selection
1.03 3 Charles, Jamaal KCC RB
2.10 22 Evans, Mike TBB WR
3.03 27 Jeffery, Alshon CHI WR
4.10 46 Ellington, Andre ARI RB
5.03 51 Manning, Peyton DEN QB
6.10 70 Olsen, Greg CAR TE
7.03 75 Murray, Latavius OAK RB
8.10 94 Decker, Eric NYJ WR
9.03 99 Smith, Torrey SFO WR
10.10 118 McFadden, Darren DAL RB
11.03 123 Rudolph, Kyle MIN TE
12.10 142 Flacco, Joe BAL QB
13.03 147 Harvin, Percy BUF WR
14.10 166 Williams, Andre NYG RB
15.03 171 Rams, St. Louis STL Def
16.10 190 Baldwin, Doug SEA WR
17.03 195 Artis-Payne, Cameron CAR RB
18.10 214 Bailey, Stedman STL WR
19.03 219 Cook, Jared STL TE
20.10 238 Walsh, Blair MIN PK

OVERALL STRATEGY

Miglio used a very balanced approach and mined value at both the running back and wide receiver position early and in the middle of the draft.

BEST PICK

Miglio got a starting caliber running back in Round 7 with Raiders RB Latavius Murray. Currently, Murray is carrying an ADP of 42 overall and represents a very nice value here.

WORST PICK

A little nitpicking here, but Miglio selected Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph in Round 11 which was too soon, coupled with the fact that this team took Panthers TE Greg Olsen in Round 6. Rudolph or another option could have waited.

EVALUATION

This is a very balanced team with nice options at its starting spots and good depth which should have this team contending for a title. Player s like running back Andre Ellington and wide receiver Torrey Smith are wildcards, but there is enough depth behind them to support them even if they struggle.  The selection of Cowboys running back Darren McFadden was smart as he could be very productive behind that Dallas offensive line. This team will stay in the hunt all year if it gets what it is expecting from players like Peyton Manning, Jamaal Charles and Mike Evans and the rest of its premium picks.

Justin bonnema: DRAFT POSITION 4

Pick Overall Selection
1.04 4 Luck, Andrew IND QB
2.09 21 Green, A.J. CIN WR
3.04 28 Miller, Lamar MIA RB
4.09 45 Ingram, Mark NOS RB
5.04 52 Coleman, Tevin ATL RB
6.09 69 Cooper, Amari OAK WR
7.04 76 Johnson, Charles MIN WR
8.09 93 Perriman, Breshad BAL WR
9.04 100 Sankey, Bishop TEN RB
10.09 117 Eifert, Tyler CIN TE
11.04 124 Ebron, Eric DET TE
12.09 141 Seahawks, Seattle SEA Def
13.04 148 Patterson, Cordarrelle MIN WR
14.09 165 Ball, Montee DEN RB
15.04 172 Mariota, Marcus TEN QB
16.09 189 Daniels, Owen DEN TE
17.04 196 Hunter, Justin TEN WR
18.09 213 Sanu, Mohamed CIN WR
19.04 220 Crosby, Mason GBP PK
20.09 237 Ravens, Baltimore BAL Def

OVERALL STRATEGY

Bonnema employed a high-risk approach to his group of wide receivers and balanced out his roster with a steady approach to quarterback and tight end position.

BEST PICK

The selection of Owen Daniels was a very smart move and one that could pay dividends on a regular basis as he solidifies the position on a weekly basis and will be a flex play at times. There is a lot of familiarity between Daniels and new head coach Gary Kubiak and this will help Daniels as he works to integrate into the Broncos offense.

WORST PICK

Bonnema selected Colts quarterback Andrew Luck with the fourth pick overall and that’s simply too high, understandable, but still too high. Luck’s current ADP is 15 overall and this pick could have waited.

EVALUATION

Bonnema selected Luck in Round 1 and followed that up with seven straight selections of either running back or wide receiver.  This team will go as far as Luck will take them, but it’s a little disappointing that Bonnema didn’t find a way to get more involved in selecting more players on the Colts roster. The tight ends selected have upside but a low floor. This team will need one to step up and the same can be said for the wide receiver position as Bonnema threw a bunch of darts and if a few hit this team will compete.

John lee: DRAFT POSITION 5

Pick Overall Selection
1.05 5 Forte, Matt CHI RB
2.08 20 Johnson, Calvin DET WR
3.05 29 Gordon, Melvin SDC RB
4.08 44 Wilson, Russell SEA QB
5.05 53 Benjamin, Kelvin CAR WR
6.08 68 Jackson, Vincent TBB WR
7.05 77 Bennett, Martellus CHI TE
8.08 92 Crowell, Isaiah CLE RB
9.05 101 Newton, Cam CAR QB
10.08 116 Seferian-Jenkins, Austin TBB TE
11.05 125 Freeman, Devonta ATL RB
12.08 140 Bowe, Dwayne CLE WR
13.05 149 Lockett, Tyler SEA WR
14.08 164 Donnell, Larry NYG TE
15.05 173 Shorts, Cecil HOU WR
16.08 188 Bengals, Cincinnati CIN Def
17.05 197 Jackson, Fred BUF RB
18.08 212 Hauschka, Steven SEA PK
19.05 221 Titans, Tennessee TEN Def
20.08 236 Aiken, Kamar BAL WR

OVERALL STRATEGY

Lee invested in the playmaking quarterback with plenty of rolls of the dice at the running back and wide receiver positions.

BEST PICK

Lee got a potential franchise-changer in Round 2 with Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. The demise of Johnson has been greatly oversold. He is a fantastic value in Round 2.

WORST PICK

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is a very good fantasy option but Lee selected him in Round four as the fourth quarterback taken in the draft. That’s not good value for a premium pick and it costs this roster a solid option at RB or wide receiver.

EVALUATION

This team will get plenty to good play out of quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Cam Newton, but it needs a few things to go really well to challenge some of the other rosters. There is one steady option at the running back position (Matt Forte) and Lee rolled the dice on a few younger backs with murky paths to a starting job. The wide receivers should supply good production via Calvin Johnson, Kelvin Benjamin, Vincent Jackson and other pieces. The TE’s will be led by Martellus Bennett but the question that lingers is who will supply this team with production from the second running back spot, and what can the bottom of the roster types deliver to help push this team?

James brimacombe: DRAFT POSITION 6

Pick Overall Selection
1.06 6 Lacy, Eddie GBP RB
2.07 19 Murray, DeMarco PHI RB
3.06 30 Graham, Jimmy SEA TE
4.07 43 Hyde, Carlos SFO RB
5.06 54 Bryant, Martavis PIT WR
6.07 67 Watkins, Sammy BUF WR
7.06 78 Floyd, Michael ARI WR
8.07 91 Rivers, Philip SDC QB
9.06 102 Romo, Tony DAL QB
10.07 115 Wright, Kendall TEN WR
11.06 126 Williams, Terrance DAL WR
12.07 139 Latimer, Cody DEN WR
13.06 150 Robinson, Denard JAC RB
14.07 163 Davis, Knile KCC RB
15.06 174 Sproles, Darren PHI RB
16.07 187 Patriots, New England NEP Def
17.06 198 Rodgers, Richard GBP TE
18.07 211 Bailey, Dan DAL PK
19.06 222 Wilson, Marquess CHI WR
20.07 235 Toon, Nick NOS WR

OVERALL STRATEGY

Brimacombe drafted for value by waiting to fill the quarterback position late in the draft and stocking the cupboard with weapons at premium positions in Round 1 through Round 7.

BEST PICK

Tony Romo was selected with the sixth pick in Round 9 and this is the perfect scenario for those who like to wait on their quarterback. Getting Romo at this point in the draft was a steal for Brimacombe.

WORST PICK

This is a pretty balanced roster and it’s tough to find a glaring “worst” pick, but I look at Jaguars running back Dennard Robinson as a player that might not help this team very much. A better option would have been to back up tight end Jimmy Graham with something more than Richard Rogers.

EVALUATION

This team will stay in contention in the strength of the picks that were made by waiting on selecting a quarterback until Round 8. Running backs Eddie Lacey, DeMarco Murray and Carlos Hyde should help in producing week in and week out, as will the steady play of tight end Jimmy Graham. This team will get more than adequate play out of the quarterback position, so its true success will come to the group of wide receivers. I see risk everywhere at this position, but this is a best-ball format and there were enough darts thrown for this team to have a chance.

ryan hester: DRAFT POSITION 7

Pick Overall Selection
1.07 7 Bryant, Dez DAL WR
2.06 18 Nelson, Jordy GBP WR
3.07 31 Spiller, C.J. NOS RB
4.06 42 Edelman, Julian NEP WR
5.07 55 Randle, Joseph DAL RB
6.06 66 Bernard, Giovani CIN RB
7.07 79 White, Roddy ATL WR
8.06 90 Manning, Eli NYG QB
9.07 103 Smith, Steve BAL WR
10.06 114 Woodhead, Danny SDC RB
11.07 127 McKinnon, Jerick MIN RB
12.06 138 Gates, Antonio SDC TE
13.07 151 Miller, Heath PIT TE
14.06 162 Helu, Roy OAK RB
15.07 175 Cutler, Jay CHI QB
16.06 186 Dolphins, Miami MIA Def
17.07 199 Davis, Vernon SFO TE
18.06 210 Colts, Indianapolis IND Def
19.07 223 Bortles, Blake JAC QB
20.06 234 Suisham, Shaun PIT PK

OVERALL STRATEGY

Hester went wide receiver heavy with three picks in the first four rounds. He targeted running backs in the middle and waited for QB’s in the middle and late part of the draft.

BEST PICK

Roy Helu Jr. is a running back with excellent receiving skills and opportunity for him is better in Oakland than it was in Washington. Hester took Helu Jr. in Round 14 and that’s nice value on this PPR format.

WORST PICK

Eli Manning was selected by Hester in Round 8 as quarterback 10. There were better fantasy options available in Cam Newton, Tony Romo and Matthew Stafford.

EVALUATION

This team will be carried by its wide receivers. While Hester grabbed a bunch of pass catching running backs, the stable of running backs is thin and that’s the price to pay for going wide receiver early. If Joseph Randle can handle the Cowboys workload, he’ll have hit gold. The same can be said for running backs C.J. Spiller and Giovani Bernard. Tight end Antonio Gates is suspended for four games and Hester will have to get by via Vernon Davis and Heath Miller. While the quarterbacks won’t go nuts here, the combination of Manning, Jay Cutler and Blake Bortles could give this team’s wide receivers enough support to keep it in contention if things go perfectly.

chris feery: DRAFT POSITION 8

Pick Overall Selection
1.08 8 Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB
2.05 17 McCoy, LeSean BUF RB
3.08 32 Hopkins, DeAndre HOU WR
4.05 41 Kelce, Travis KCC TE
5.08 56 Vereen, Shane NYG RB
6.05 65 Marshall, Brandon NYJ WR
7.08 80 Johnson, Duke CLE RB
8.05 89 Brown, John ARI WR
9.08 104 Moncrief, Donte IND WR
10.05 113 Randle, Rueben NYG WR
11.08 128 Cobb, David TEN RB
12.05 137 Jones, Marvin CIN WR
13.08 152 White, James NEP RB
14.05 161 Green, Ladarius SDC TE
15.08 176 Jets, New York NYJ Def
16.05 185 Palmer, Carson ARI QB
17.08 200 Ridley, Stevan NYJ RB
18.05 209 Tucker, Justin BAL PK
19.08 224 Wheaton, Markus PIT WR
20.05 233 Hurns, Allen JAC WR

OVERALL STRATEGY

Feery took a stud quarterback early and then went heavy in the draft for running backs and wide receivers, taking 11 running backs or receivers in the next 12 of 13 picks.

BEST PICK

Browns running back Duke Johnson has lit up offseason activities, and it should come as no surprise as he was a very good running option at Miami Fla., and in this PPR format he should fare very well.

WORST PICK

Feery selected Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce in the middle of Round 4, and it’s hard to see the value in that pick. It’s not that he isn’t going to finish as TE3 this year; it’s a matter of being able to get him a bit later in the draft, or finding a comparable option a few rounds later.

EVALUATION

This was a hodge podge of a draft starting with the selection of Aaron Rodgers in the first round. Clearly, Rodgers will lead this fantasy squad but he’ll need a lot of help and Feery tried to get it be selecting a slew of running backs and wide receivers, many that need help getting to a starting job. Players like Shane Vereen, Duke Johnson, Donte Moncrief and John Brown all can help as they are potentially productive options, but that’s also the problem here as the floor for some of these players could derail this team’s hopes.

Will grant: DRAFT POSITION 9

Pick Overall Selection
1.09 9 Beckham, Odell NYG WR
2.04 16 Anderson, C.J. DEN RB
3.09 33 Sanders, Emmanuel DEN WR
4.04 40 Morris, Alfred WAS RB
5.09 57 Jackson, DeSean WAS WR
6.04 64 Brees, Drew NOS QB
7.09 81 Ertz, Zach PHI TE
8.04 88 Brady, Tom NEP QB
9.09 105 Ivory, Chris NYJ RB
10.04 112 Colston, Marques NOS WR
11.09 129 Allen, Dwayne IND TE
12.04 136 Herron, Dan IND RB
13.09 153 Crabtree, Michael OAK WR
14.04 160 Kaepernick, Colin SFO QB
15.09 177 Cardinals, Arizona ARI Def
16.04 184 Blue, Alfred HOU RB
17.09 201 Britt, Kenny STL WR
18.04 208 Vinatieri, Adam IND PK
19.09 225 Lee, Marqise JAC WR
20.04 232 Hartline, Brian CLE WR

OVERALL STRATEGY

Boom-bust with WR early and value with quarterback late.

BEST PICK

Broncos’ running back C.J. Anderson is a very good fantasy running back in a fantastic offense for his particular set of skills. He can play to a high-end RB1 level and getting him in Round 2 was a very wise move.

WORST PICK

This may sound ridiculous, but I don’t see Odell Beckham as a first round pick, as I believe the hype is out of control. Selecting him in Round 1 is a boom or bust type of pick and one that can make or break a season.

There is an expectation that Emmanuel Sanders’ role in the Denver offense is getting reduced, and for that matter his selection in the middle of round three was a reach as Grant could have bolstered his squad with more out of this premium pick.

EVALUATION

This team will get a very high level of play from the quarterback position but is left with boom or bust in other areas. The selection of Beckham sets this team back unless he goes for 1400+ yards and a dozen scores or more. This team is filled with options that “could be” productive but just as easily could be minor options that don’t help in best-ball. The tandem of TE’s Zac Ertz and Dwayne Allen are going to struggle to produce week in and week out, which is another item that is holding this squad back.

JEne bramel: DRAFT POSITION 10

Pick Overall Selection
1.10 10 Peterson, Adrian MIN RB
2.03 15 Foster, Arian HOU RB
3.10 34 Cooks, Brandin NOS WR
4.03 39 Johnson, Andre IND WR
5.10 58 Stewart, Jonathan CAR RB
6.03 63 Tate, Golden DET WR
7.10 82 Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR
8.03 87 Walker, Delanie TEN TE
9.10 106 Stafford, Matthew DET QB
10.03 111 Stills, Kenny MIA WR
11.10 130 Sims, Charles TBB RB
12.03 135 Dalton, Andy CIN QB
13.10 154 Ajayi, Jay MIA RB
14.03 159 Fleener, Coby IND TE
15.1 178 Floyd, Malcom SDC WR
16.03 183 Starks, James GBP RB
17.1 202 Chiefs, Kansas City KCC Def
18.03 207 Gostkowski, Stephen NEP PK
19.10 226 Paul, Niles WAS TE
20.03 231 Hawkins, Andrew CLE WR

OVERALL STRATEGY

Bramel took a late-round approach to the QB position and implemented a solid approach to adding running back, and tight end in the early part of the draft.

BEST PICKS

Adrian Peterson is still a premier running back, and there is talk about his age, but he’s coming off a season in which he missed 15 games and taken some wear and tear off the body. This was a very good pick.

WORST PICKS

Bramel took Andre Johnson in Round 4 and it was far too early for John son. That said, he is walking into a great situation and it’s a matter of how quickly he can pick up the offense. Could this pick have waited a round or two?

EVALUATION

There’s a lot to like here with plenty of options as starters and depth players to go along with studs like Peterson, Arian Foster, Golden Tate and Larry Fitzgerald. Bramel should get good quarterback and tight end play to go with a strong crew of starting running backs, and the success or failure here depends on how the wide receivers he has drafted pan out. If Brandin Cooks and Golden Tate can solidify a solid two, then Bramel will need some of the fliers he’s taken at the wide receiver position to come through to stay in contention.

jeff haseley: DRAFT POSITION 11

Pick Overall Selection
1.11 11 Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR
2.02 14 Lynch, Marshawn SEA RB
3.11 35 Gore, Frank IND RB
4.02 38 Matthews, Jordan PHI WR
5.11 59 Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB
6.02 62 Jennings, Rashad NYG RB
7.11 83 LaFell, Brandon NEP WR
8.02 86 Blount, LeGarrette NEP RB
9.11 107 Hill, Josh NOS TE
10.02 110 Boldin, Anquan SFO WR
11.11 131 Johnson, Stevie SDC WR
12.02 134 Winston, Jameis TBB QB
13.11 155 Green-Beckham, Dorial TEN WR
14.02 158 Clay, Charles BUF TE
15.11 179 Panthers, Carolina CAR Def
16.02 182 Dunbar, Lance DAL RB
17.11 203 Gray, Jonas NEP RB
18.02 206 Riddick, Theo DET RB
19.11 227 Barth, Connor DEN PK
20.02 230 Beasley, Cole DAL WR

OVERALL STRATEGY

Haseley took a balanced approach, drafting 1 QB, 4 RB, 3 WR, and a TE through the first nine rounds.

BEST PICK

Frank Gore was selected by Haseley in the third round and he presents remarkable value, going into the powerhouse Colts offense looking to win a ring. Gore could be a RB1 at year’s end and that’s good value.

WORST PICK

Hasely selected a suspended running back (LeGarrette Blount) without a known role in the early part of the eighth round. There were better, safer options here and this pick could have waited.

EVALUATION

Held together by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the many darts that were thrown from Round 1 to Round 9, this team is intriguing. Clearly Marshawn Lynch and Frank Gore are running back 1 and 2, but this team needs a third. Rashad Jennings could be that guy, but if he isn’t, there are late round options with a shot. After Demaryius Thomas and Jordan Matthews, there is a job opening for the third wide receiver position and it needs to be filled but there are plenty of suiters for that job. Saints tight end Josh Hill steps into a gigantic opportunity and Charles Clay was highly sought after by Buffalo, so there’s hope for good TE play.

bear heisER: DRAFT POSITION 12

Pick Overall Selection
1.12 12 Jones, Julio ATL WR
2.01 13 Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE
3.12 36 Allen, Keenan SDC WR
4.01 37 Ryan, Matt ATL QB
5.12 60 Maclin, Jeremy KCC WR
6.01 61 Bell, Joique DET RB
7.12 84 Adams, Davante GBP WR
8.01 85 Martin, Doug TBB RB
9.12 108 White, Kevin CHI WR
10.01 109 Mason, Tre STL RB
11.12 132 Funchess, Devin CAR WR
12.01 133 Bridgewater, Teddy MIN QB
13.12 156 Williams, Maxx BAL TE
14.01 157 Royal, Eddie CHI WR
15.12 180 Reed, Jordan WAS TE
16.01 181 Broncos, Denver DEN Def
17.12 204 Jones, Matt WAS RB
18.01 205 Green, Virgil DEN TE
19.12 228 Hardy, Justin ATL WR
20.01 229 Langford, Jeremy CHI RB

OVERALL STRATEGY

Heiser went wide receiver heavy with three of his first five picks going to the receiver position and one going to the TE position.

BEST PICK

It’s pretty simple to call tight end Rob Gronkowski the best pick when he’s slipped to Round 2. He’s a great fantasy player and this is phenomenal value.

WORST PICK

Heiser’s selection of Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan as the first pick in Round 4 is a little stunning, as Ryan comes off the board as the third overall quarterback selected. This is not where Ryan belongs as he could have waited on him in favor of a running back like Alfred Morris or Mark Ingram which would have certainly helped his team.

EVALUATION

This roster looks sharp when looking at the quarterback, wide receiver and tight end positions, but it’s going to need help from the running backs in a very big way. Players like Joique Bell and Doug Martin will need to regain their previous form, as will Tre Mason. Also, late-round selections like Jeremy Langford, Matt Jones and the like will also have to play a part in this best ball scenario. As good as it looks in the other positions; things will need to go flawlessly at the running back position for this team to contend.