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Footballguys Staff Mock Draft #6 Dynasty Startup, 12 team PPR

On July 29th, the Footballguys staff got together for their sixth draft of 2015. A 20-round PPR dynasty startup mock draft.  Our Chad Parsons provides an unbiased summary of each team's draft. 

On July 29th, the Footballguys staff completed a 12-team PPR dynasty startup mock draft. Below is the league's scoring and bylaws. 

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 place kicker
    • 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
  • Place Kickers
    • 3 points - field goal from 0 to 39 yards
    • 4 points - field goal from 40 to 49 yards
    • 5 points - field goal from 50 to 99 yards
  • Team Defense
    • 6 points - touchdown
    • 2 points - turnover forced
    • 2 points - safety
    • 1 point - sack

The Draft Order

The draft order was randomly generated. After the first round, the draft continues in a regular serpentine manner. Click here for the Full Draft, pick by pick

1.BJ Vanderwoude
2.Matt Harmon
3. Justin Howe
4. Chris Feery
5. John Mamula
6. Jason Wood
7. Jeff Haseley
8. Daniel Simpkins
9. James Brimacombe
10. Aaron Rudnicki
11. Cian Fahey
12. Jeff Tefertiller

Starting with BJ Vanderwoude from the 1.01 spot, we will go over each person's selections in the mock draft.

BJ Vanderwoude - Draft Position 1

Pick Overall Selection
1.01 1 Beckham, Odell NYG WR
2.12 24 Benjamin, Kelvin CAR WR
3.01 25 Hyde, Carlos SFO RB
4.12 48 Sanders, Emmanuel DEN WR
5.01 49 Tate, Golden DET WR
6.12 72 Crowell, Isaiah CLE RB
7.01 73 Freeman, Devonta ATL RB
8.12 96 Sims, Charles TBB RB
9.01 97 Cobb, David TEN RB
10.12 120 Hill, Josh NOS TE
11.01 121 Stafford, Matthew DET QB
12.12 144 Ebron, Eric DET TE
13.01 145 West, Terrance CLE RB
14.12 168 Lee, Marqise JAC WR
15.01 169 Bortles, Blake JAC QB
16.12 192 Dolphins, Miami MIA Def
17.01 193 Wheaton, Markus PIT WR
18.12 216 Robinson, Khiry NOS RB
19.01 217 Brown, Marlon BAL WR
20.12 240 Sanu, Mohamed CIN WR

Overall Strategy:

Young with Late-Round Quarterback and Tight End

Best Pick:

Eric Ebron, TE15, 12.12. Rookie tight ends are historically anemic fantasy producers. Round 1 NFL Draft picks at the position are near locks to turn into TE1 producers in their careers. Ebron comes at a discount compared to a year ago and would be a significant outlier if he did not turn a profit on this TE15 price point within the next 12-18 months.

Worst Pick:

Carlos Hyde, RB6, 3.01. The 49ers offense is a significant question mark entering 2015. Hyde had a glaring ‘two-down thumper’ profile entering the NFL and San Francisco adding Reggie Bush in free agency (plus the more reception-adept Mike Davis in the draft) point to a limited passing game role for Hyde. With better short-term running back bets like DeMarco Murray and C.J. Anderson available, plus receivers like Jordan Matthews, Sammy Watkins, and Kevin White on the board, Hyde stands out as a loss of value.

Evaluation:

Without a player over the age of 30 – even at quarterback – Vanderwoude stayed consistent throughout the draft. Despite not taking a running back in the first two rounds, he took seven quality shots on backs with starting upside at some point in 2015. While not the strongest win now, Vanderwoude blended production and youth to be in the playoff mix for 2015 as well as maintaining roster value over the next few seasons.

Matt Harmon - Draft Position 2

Pick Overall Selection
1.02 2 Bryant, Dez DAL WR
2.11 23 Bryant, Martavis PIT WR
3.02 26 Murray, DeMarco PHI RB
4.11 47 Lynch, Marshawn SEA RB
5.02 50 Abdullah, Ameer DET RB
6.11 71 Brown, John ARI WR
7.02 74 Decker, Eric NYJ WR
8.11 95 Thomas, Julius JAC TE
9.02 98 Jackson, DeSean WAS WR
10.11 119 Rivers, Philip SDC QB
11.02 122 Martin, Doug TBB RB
12.11 143 Brees, Drew NOS QB
13.02 146 Williams, Maxx BAL TE
14.11 167 Helu, Roy OAK RB
15.02 170 Boldin, Anquan SFO WR
16.11 191 Broncos, Denver DEN Def
17.02 194 Janis, Jeff GBP WR
18.11 215 Wilson, Albert KCC WR
19.02 218 Reed, Jordan WAS TE
20.11 239 Smith, Geno NYJ QB

Overall Strategy:

Balanced Approach

Best Pick:

Drew Brees, QB15, 12.11. This is a classic example of collecting late-round quarterback value once teams secure their starting options. Harmon already took Philip Rivers at QB10 a couple of rounds prior, but Brees continued to fall. Brees went after players like Marvin Jones, Darren McFadden, Theo Riddick, and the Rams defense in Round 12 alone.

Worst Pick:

Broncos Defense, DST7, 16.11. This league has short rosters already and committing capital beyond the minimum to the position is a short-term play. The annual churn for defenses is high and a bye week creates a roster decision to hold a quality option or have to cut a positional player.

Evaluation:

Harmon found a balance between short-term options at running back (DeMarco Murray, Marshawn Lynch) and longer-term assets at wide receiver (Dez Bryant, Martavis Bryant). Eric Decker and DeSean Jackson are shaky options beyond the Bryant tandem, but John Brown is a quality secondary option. The future at running back is riding on Ameer Abdullah becoming a Reggie Bush-like PPR dynamo in Detroit. With question marks between the tackles, Abdullah is more likely a poor man’s version.

Justin Howe - Draft Position 3

Pick Overall Selection
1.03 3 Brown, Antonio PIT WR
2.10 22 Hopkins, DeAndre HOU WR
3.03 27 Matthews, Jordan PHI WR
4.10 46 Murray, Latavius OAK RB
5.03 51 Ingram, Mark NOS RB
6.10 70 Randle, Joseph DAL RB
7.03 75 Stills, Kenny MIA WR
8.10 94 Sankey, Bishop TEN RB
9.03 99 Davis, Knile KCC RB
10.10 118 Manning, Eli NYG QB
11.03 123 Mariota, Marcus TEN QB
12.10 142 Green, Ladarius SDC TE
13.03 147 Gates, Antonio SDC TE
14.10 166 Lockett, Tyler SEA WR
15.03 171 Smith, Steve BAL WR
16.10 190 Fleener, Coby IND TE
17.03 195 Eagles, Philadelphia PHI Def
18.10 214 Herron, Dan IND RB
19.03 219 Donnell, Larry NYG TE
20.10 238 Campanaro, Michael BAL WR

Overall Strategy:

Situation Chaser

Best Pick:

Tyler Lockett, WR68, 14.10. The wide receiver depth chart is wide open in Seattle and Lockett was highly-productive at Kansas State. Outside the top-60, Lockett is a quality blend of prospect profile, draft status, and opportunity upside for such an initial price.  

Worst Pick:

Kenny Stills, WR39, 7.03. The Dolphins added Jordan Cameron and Greg Jennings in free agency along with Stills. They followed Stills’ addition with drafting DeVante Parker in Round 1. The passing game is crowded in South Beach and Stills is too much of a situational play with a tempered ceiling to go at 75 overall.

Evaluation:

Howe’s squad has a high ceiling if the situational value holds, aligning with his core assets. Will Mark Ingram build upon his optimistic 2014 and dominate between-the-tackles work in New Orleans? Is Latavius Murray or Bishop Sankey the starter on their team? Can Steve Smith hang on for one more season in the sun? Will Joseph Randle be the back to own in Dallas? With more ‘yes’ answers than ‘no’ to these questions, Howe may be a deep playoff team in 2015.

Chris Feery - Draft Position 4

Pick Overall Selection
1.04 4 Bell, Le'Veon PIT RB
2.09 21 Hilton, T.Y. IND WR
3.04 28 Allen, Keenan SDC WR
4.09 45 Bernard, Giovani CIN RB
5.04 52 Coleman, Tevin ATL RB
6.09 69 Cruz, Victor NYG WR
7.04 76 Johnson, Charles MIN WR
8.09 93 Ajayi, Jay MIA RB
9.04 100 Blount, LeGarrette NEP RB
10.09 117 Cameron, Jordan MIA TE
11.04 124 Romo, Tony DAL QB
12.09 141 Jones, Marvin CIN WR
13.04 148 Carr, Derek OAK QB
14.09 165 Witten, Jason DAL TE
15.04 172 Bills, Buffalo BUF Def
16.09 189 Cardinals, Arizona ARI Def
17.04 196 Green, Virgil DEN TE
18.09 213 Aiken, Kamar BAL WR
19.04 220 Hurns, Allen JAC WR
20.09 237 Coates, Sammie PIT WR

Overall Strategy:

Playing with Fire

Best Pick:

Sammie Coates, WR92, 20.09. Coates is the ideal late-round stash. The recent negative buzz regarding Coates being buried on the Steelers depth chart bodes well to discount the athletic rookie in August startups and early in-season trade market.

Worst Pick:

Victor Cruz, WR36, 6.09. In addition to Cruz’s three straight years of declining per-game production since his breakout campaign, Cruz is now dealing with a significant physical rebound from 2014 plus Odell Beckham’s record-breaking rookie season as the lead dog. At WR3 prices, buying Cruz is banking on his recovery, an uptick from the previous career arc, and the Giants fueling multiple fantasy starters at receiver.

Evaluation:

The core of a dynasty team resides in the opening six rounds of the draft. The goal is to collect premium upside with a reasonable floor. Among those selections resides T.Y. Hilton (while he may very well resign with the Colts, what if he does not?), Keenan Allen (is he more WR3 than WR1?), Tevin Coleman (questionable between the tackles acumen), and Victor Cruz (see above). This could be a team searching for an identity by 2016 or 2017.

John Mamula - Draft Position 5

Pick Overall Selection
1.05 5 Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE
2.08 20 Johnson, Calvin DET WR
3.05 29 Charles, Jamaal KCC RB
4.08 44 Peterson, Adrian MIN RB
5.05 53 Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB
6.08 68 Wallace, Mike MIN WR
7.05 77 Forsett, Justin BAL RB
8.08 92 Jackson, Vincent TBB WR
9.05 101 White, Roddy ATL WR
10.08 116 Ball, Montee DEN RB
11.05 125 Williams, Terrance DAL WR
12.08 140 McFadden, Darren DAL RB
13.05 149 Bowe, Dwayne CLE WR
14.08 164 Griffin III, Robert WAS QB
15.05 173 Baldwin, Doug SEA WR
16.08 188 Jets, New York NYJ Def
17.05 197 Blackmon, Justin JAC WR
18.08 212 Ridley, Stevan NYJ RB
19.05 221 Stacy, Zac NYJ RB
20.08 236 Shorts, Cecil HOU WR

Overall Strategy:

Go Big or Go Home

Best Pick:

Jamaal Charles, RB8, 3.05. After collecting Rob Gronkowski and Calvin Johnson in the opening two rounds, Mamula secured arguably the top running back for 2015 and potentially 2016. Charles is one of the most-efficient running backs of all-time and capable of fueling a deep playoff run or two for dynasty teams.

Worst Pick:

Ben Roethlisberger, QB4, 5.05. While Big Ben has plenty of upside in 2015 with Antonio Brown in his prime and Martavis Bryant earmarked by most for a breakout sophomore campaign, QB4 is buying the upside instead of profiting from it.

Evaluation:

Mamula is likely the 2015 title favorite with an older, but productive core of Ben Roethlisberger, Jamaal Charles, Adrian Peterson, Justin Forsett, Calvin Johnson, Roddy White, Vincent Jackson, and Rob Gronkowski. Strong trading and rookie drafting will be key to extend the prime competing window beyond a year or two.

Jason Wood - Draft position 6

Pick Overall Selection
1.06 6 Jones, Julio ATL WR
2.07 19 Gordon, Melvin SDC RB
3.06 30 Anderson, C.J. DEN RB
4.07 43 Miller, Lamar MIA RB
5.06 54 Landry, Jarvis MIA WR
6.07 67 Maclin, Jeremy KCC WR
7.06 78 Ryan, Matt ATL QB
8.07 91 Gore, Frank IND RB
9.06 102 Quick, Brian STL WR
10.07 115 Allen, Javorius BAL RB
11.06 126 Winston, Jameis TBB QB
12.07 139 Eifert, Tyler CIN TE
13.06 150 Strong, Jaelen HOU WR
14.07 163 Amaro, Jace NYJ TE
15.06 174 Seahawks, Seattle SEA Def
16.07 187 Langford, Jeremy CHI RB
17.06 198 Gabriel, Taylor CLE WR
18.07 211 Bush, Reggie SFO RB
19.06 222 Toon, Nick NOS WR
20.07 235 Jones, Seantavius NOS WR

Overall Strategy:

Ride the Runners

Best Pick:

Jaelen Strong, WR62, 13.06. Strong was considered a first round NFL talent pre-draft and a first round rookie pick. After fading well into Day 2 by the NFL and landing behind DeAndre Hopkins on a middling passing game in Houston, Strong’s quality prospect profile comes at a discount.

Worst Pick:

Jarvis Landry, WR27, 5.06. Landry’s high-volume rookie season was historic in terms of low yards-per-catch. With Miami adding a bevy of quality competition for targets starting in 2015, Landry reeks of a sell high, not core-level, investment.

Evaluation:

If things break right, Wood could have the best running back depth in the league. C.J. Anderson, Lamar Miller, Melvin Gordon, and Frank Gore can all dominate their team’s backfield touches in 2015. Beyond Julio Jones, however, there is little to provoke confidence in the rest of the receiver depth chart. Plus the quartet of Matt Ryan, Jameis Winston, Jace Amaro, and Tyler Eifert are most likely to reside in the back-half of fantasy starter territory making the team dominant running back or bust.

Jeff Haseley - Draft Position 7

Pick Ovr Selection
1.07 7 Evans, Mike TBB WR
2.06 18 Jeffery, Alshon CHI WR
3.07 31 Kelce, Travis KCC TE
4.06 42 Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB
5.07 55 Foster, Arian HOU RB
6.06 66 Johnson, Duke CLE RB
7.07 79 Dorsett, Phillip IND WR
8.06 90 Stewart, Jonathan CAR RB
9.07 103 LaFell, Brandon NEP WR
10.06 114 Allen, Dwayne IND TE
11.07 127 Johnson, Stevie SDC WR
12.06 138 Riddick, Theo DET RB
13.07 151 Kaepernick, Colin SFO QB
14.06 162 Blue, Alfred HOU RB
15.07 175 Colston, Marques NOS WR
16.06 186 White, James NEP RB
17.07 199 Panthers, Carolina CAR Def
18.06 210 Gray, Jonas NEP RB
19.07 223 Dunbar, Lance DAL RB
20.06 234 Gaffney, Tyler NEP RB

Overall Strategy:

Trying to Shoot the Needle

Best Pick:

Aaron Rodgers, QB3, 4.06. Haseley secured an all-time great, still very much in his prime, outside the top-40. Well done as Andrew Luck went in the top-10.

Worst Pick:

Theo Riddick, RB53, 12.06. The Lions told us what they think of Theo Riddick’s decent patch job for Reggie Bush by promptly selecting Ameer Abdullah on Day 2. Riddick has zero market value and his opportunity cost was passing on Ladarius Green, Eric Ebron, Jaelen Strong, and a host of other more stable assets.

Evaluation:

Haseley took high-percentage plays in the first four rounds with Aaron Rodgers, Mike Evans, Alshon Jeffery, and Travis Kelce creating a strong core. However, the rest of the team is looking to hit lightning in the bottle. Does Arian Foster have a strong, healthy season left in him? Will Phillip Dorsett emerge as one of the top pass-catchers in Indianapolis? Haseley also took shots on three New England running backs, aging producers needing a rebound in Marques Colston and Stevie Johnson, plus taped-together Jonathan Stewart.

Daniel Simpkins - Draft Position 8

Pick Overall Selection
1.08 8 Cooks, Brandin NOS WR
2.05 17 Cooper, Amari OAK WR
3.08 32 Watkins, Sammy BUF WR
4.05 41 Parker, DeVante MIA WR
5.08 56 Adams, Davante GBP WR
6.05 65 Green-Beckham, Dorial TEN WR
7.08 80 Johnson, David ARI RB
8.05 89 Michael, Christine SEA RB
9.08 104 Funchess, Devin CAR WR
10.05 113 Seferian-Jenkins, Austin TBB TE
11.08 128 Jones, Matt WAS RB
12.05 137 Artis-Payne, Cameron CAR RB
13.08 152 Patterson, Cordarrelle MIN WR
14.05 161 Turbin, Robert SEA RB
15.08 176 Brady, Tom NEP QB
16.05 185 Cutler, Jay CHI QB
17.08 200 Zenner, Zach DET RB
18.05 209 Brown, Malcolm STL RB
19.08 224 Walford, Clive OAK TE
20.05 233 Vikings, Minnesota MIN Def

Overall Strategy:

Dominate Through the Air

Best Pick:

Sammy Watkins, WR20, 3.08. Watkins was a borderline Round 1 startup pick a year ago as an elite prospect. After a quality rookie season, but overshadowed by Odell Beckham and Mike Evans, Watkins gets penalized for residing with a murky quarterback situation. Talent survives over the long-term and Simpkins pounced when 11 other owners shied away between the mid-second and mid-third round.

Worst Pick:

Christine Michael, RB31, 8.05. Simpkins had few picks to quibble over selection or value. Michael is one where he may have been available rounds later and be a significant loss of value. Michael may very well emerge from Seattle’s rookie contract without much run and then be at the mercy of free agency.

Evaluation:

Simpkins went young, early, and often with wide receivers. 1.08 is the earliest seen for Brandin Cooks in 2015 startup drafts. A season of 90+ receptions on a cleared out Saints passing game depth chart justifies the price come January with a 13 points-per-game 21-year-old campaign already under his belt. From Amari Cooper to Davante Adams to DeVante Parker to Sammy Watkins, Simpkins pounded the position going seven deep in the opening nine rounds. While every single running back requires a depth chart shift to see significant production, the young receiver core – plus Austin Seferian-Jenkins at tight end – provides a long runaway to emerge as a strong contender.

James Brimacombe - Draft Position 9

Pick Overall Selection
1.09 9 Luck, Andrew IND QB
2.04 16 Nelson, Jordy GBP WR
3.09 33 Forte, Matt CHI RB
4.04 40 White, Kevin CHI WR
5.09 57 Spiller, C.J. NOS RB
6.04 64 Floyd, Michael ARI WR
7.09 81 Ertz, Zach PHI TE
8.04 88 Marshall, Brandon NYJ WR
9.09 105 Garcon, Pierre WAS WR
10.04 112 Jennings, Rashad NYG RB
11.09 129 Mathews, Ryan PHI RB
12.04 136 Randle, Rueben NYG WR
13.09 153 Robinson, Josh IND RB
14.04 160 Walker, Delanie TEN TE
15.09 177 Manning, Peyton DEN QB
16.04 184 Conley, Chris KCC WR
17.09 201 Robinson, Denard JAC RB
18.04 208 Patriots, New England NEP Def
19.09 225 Richardson, Trent OAK RB
20.04 232 Jennings, Greg MIA WR

Overall Strategy:

Find Balance

Best Pick:

Kevin White, WR23, 4.04. Top-10 drafted wide receivers are near-locks to rise in dynasty value outside of the non-conformists like Darrius Heyward-Bey, Ted Ginn, and Tavon Austins of the world. White rarely slips beyond the mid-third round and Brimacombe locked him up after Nelson Agholor and LeSean McCoy were drafted.

Worst Pick:

Peyton Manning, QB21, 15.09. While Manning rarely falls to this range in startup drafts, an owner going with Andrew Luck early cannot double up on quarterback – especially one in his final year or two of relevance – in a short roster format. If planning to flip Manning in-season, the perfect combination of a quarterback-needy team plus Manning rebounding from a very rough second half of 2014 would yield a marginal return.

Evaluation:

Brimacombe used a combo approach of current producers, a stud quarterback in his prime (Andrew Luck), and upside shots mixed in a wide receiver (Kevin White, Michael Floyd, Chris Conley). While not the strongest contender for 2015 or the deepest young team for the long haul, Brimacombe found a mid-point to be above-average on both spectrums.

Aaron Rudnicki - Draft Position 10

Pick Overall Selection
1.10 10 Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR
2.03 15 Lacy, Eddie GBP RB
3.10 34 Graham, Jimmy SEA TE
4.03 39 Wilson, Russell SEA QB
5.10 58 Ellington, Andre ARI RB
6.03 63 Edelman, Julian NEP WR
7.10 82 Morris, Alfred WAS RB
8.03 87 Smith, Torrey SFO WR
9.10 106 Vereen, Shane NYG RB
10.03 111 Bennett, Martellus CHI TE
11.10 130 Harvin, Percy BUF WR
12.03 135 Ivory, Chris NYJ RB
13.10 154 Crabtree, Michael OAK WR
14.03 159 Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR
15.10 178 Sproles, Darren PHI RB
16.03 183 Flacco, Joe BAL QB
17.10 202 Williams, Andre NYG RB
18.03 207 Clay, Charles BUF TE
19.10 226 Britt, Kenny STL WR
20.03 231 Ravens, Baltimore BAL Def

Overall Strategy:

Run Out the Clock

Best Pick:

Shane Vereen, RB40, 9.10 and Andre Williams, RB66, 17.10. Rashad Jennings is one of the oldest and shakiest projected starting running backs in the NFL. Vereen is a serious threat to vacuum up a significant share of receptions. Williams was a strong red zone presence in 2014 with enough athletic juice in a prototypical frame to project as a quality early-down running mate to Vereen if Jennings were to decline or miss time. The Giants are an above-average offense and Rudnicki took two affordable shots at productive backs.

Worst Pick:

Andre Ellington, RB23, 5.10. Ellington is older than most think and Arizona added David Johnson on Day 2, a prospect whose strength – receiving – is the biggest perk of Ellington’s game. Rudnicki passed on age and draft pedigree-insulated Breshad Perriman of note late in the fifth round.

Evaluation:

Rudnicki took a myriad of early-down thumpers in Eddie Lacy, Chris Ivory, Alfred Morris, and Andre Williams. Volume and goal line looks are critical to maintaining their value even until January. With Russell Wilson at quarterback, Rudnicki is depending on a high rate of rushing yards compared to his level of success out of the gate.

Cian Fahey - Draft Position 11

Pick Overall Selection
1.11 11 Gurley, Todd STL RB
2.02 14 Hill, Jeremy CIN RB
3.11 35 Yeldon, T.J. JAC RB
4.02 38 Agholor, Nelson PHI WR
5.11 59 Bridgewater, Teddy MIN QB
6.02 62 Rudolph, Kyle MIN TE
7.11 83 Johnson, Andre IND WR
8.02 86 Wright, Kendall TEN WR
9.11 107 Mason, Tre STL RB
10.02 110 Tannehill, Ryan MIA QB
11.11 131 Smith, Devin NYJ WR
12.02 134 Rams, St. Louis STL Def
13.11 155 Rodgers, Richard GBP TE
14.02 158 Huff, Josh PHI WR
15.11 179 Matthews, Chris SEA WR
16.02 182 Taliaferro, Lorenzo BAL RB
17.11 203 Davis, Vernon SFO TE
18.02 206 Davis, Mike SFO RB
19.11 227 Carey, Ka'Deem CHI RB
20.02 230 Hunter, Justin TEN WR

Overall Strategy:

Chase Volume

Best Pick:

Josh Huff, WR66, 14.02. Huff is one of the more underrated top-100 draft picks in recent years. Huff is thick, explosive, with a strong touchdown ratio from college and possesses the Chip Kelly connection in Oregon. While Jordan Matthews and Nelson Agholor are going for blue chip prices this offseason, Huff simmers below the surface as a low-cost dynasty investment in the Eagles offense.

Worst Pick:

Kyle Rudolph, TE4, 6.02. This is rarified startup air for the beaten-down stock of Rudolph. Minnesota returns to a potent run game with Adrian Peterson back in the lineup. The passing game pecking order is murky at best. Rudolph has variables of opportunity and innate upside hanging over his dynasty value head despite being mid-career.

Evaluation:

Fahey locked up a known high-touch backfield with Jeff Fisher’s St. Louis combo of Todd Gurley and Tre Mason. Jeremy Hill and T.J. Yeldon are also young workhorses. While the wide receivers are lackluster overall, Andre Johnson and Kendall Wright are projected as target vacuums in 2015 with Nelson Agholor and Josh Huff two calculated shots on a wide-open Philadelphia depth chart. The key to Fahey’s success will be rolling out one of the best running back collections in the league and hitting big with one of the Eagles pass-catchers.

Jeff Tefertiller - Draft Position 12

Pick Overall Selection
1.12 12 Green, A.J. CIN WR
2.01 13 Cobb, Randall GBP WR
3.12 36 McCoy, LeSean BUF RB
4.01 37 Robinson, Allen JAC WR
5.12 60 Moncrief, Donte IND WR
6.01 61 Perriman, Breshad BAL WR
7.12 84 Olsen, Greg CAR TE
8.01 85 Newton, Cam CAR QB
9.12 108 Latimer, Cody DEN WR
10.01 109 McKinnon, Jerick MIN RB
11.12 132 Bell, Joique DET RB
12.01 133 Gordon, Josh CLE WR
13.12 156 Woodhead, Danny SDC RB
14.01 157 Hardy, Justin ATL WR
15.12 180 Bradford, Sam PHI QB
16.01 181 Texans, Houston HOU Def
17.12 204 Smelter, DeAndre SFO WR
18.01 205 Rawls, Thomas SEA RB
19.12 228 Royal, Eddie CHI WR
20.01 229 Daniels, Owen DEN TE

Overall Strategy:

Hoard Receivers

Best Pick:

Breshad Perriman, WR30, 6.01. Perriman walks into a wide open depth chart in Baltimore with a functional quarterback (Joe Flacco) and great offensive coordinator (Marc Trestman). Perriman’s athletic profile is historically rare with shades of Julio Jones-light at his best. In addition to long-term appeal, Perriman is an ideal candidate for an immediate boost in value with little depth chart competition to keep him off the field as a rookie.

Worst Pick:

LeSean McCoy, RB12, 3.12. Tefertiller had a strong draft across the board. McCoy stands out as a pick not fitting with the team’s overall construction. Kevin White most notably was available at the turn, when he regularly is drafted by mid-Round 3. White is age and draft pedigree insulated to sustain and gain value over the next 6-12 months. McCoy, however, has no wiggle room as a 27-year-old running back leaving the friendly confines of Philadelphia.

Evaluation:

Tefertiller spent minimal capital on the other positions to continuing stacking quality wide receivers, 10 in total. Even with a strong core in place, Tefertiller did not waver in stashing upside options like Josh Gordon and Cody Latimer in the middle rounds, plus upside plays like DeAndre Smelter and Justin Hardy later on. Creating a deep reservoir of wide receiver talent opens the door to address weak spots in future years plus insulate an owner from an in-season injury or two.

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