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.
- 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
- 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
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
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
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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
|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|
Wood invested heavile in the wide receiver position early and used a high risk-reward at the running back and tight end position.
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.
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.
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
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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
|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|
Lee invested in the playmaking quarterback with plenty of rolls of the dice at the running back and wide receiver positions.
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.
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.
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
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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
|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|
Boom-bust with WR early and value with quarterback late.
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.
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.
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
|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|
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.
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.
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?
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
|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|
Haseley took a balanced approach, drafting 1 QB, 4 RB, 3 WR, and a TE through the first nine rounds.
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.
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.
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
|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|
Heiser went wide receiver heavy with three of his first five picks going to the receiver position and one going to the TE position.
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.
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.
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.