Footballguys Staff MockDraft #7: 12 team PPR with Flex

On August 1st, the Footballguys staff got together for their seventh draft of 2015. A 20-round PPR with flex, mock draft.  Our Will Grant provides an unbiased summary of each team's draft and each participant answers questions about their strategy and team. 

On August 1st, the Footballguys staff completed a 12-team PPR with flex mock draft. Below are 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
    • 10 points - 0 points allowed
    • 7 points - 1-6 points allowed
    • 3 points - 7-13 points allowed
    • 0 points - 15-20 points allowed
    • -3 points - 21-99 points allowed

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. Sigmund Bloom
2. Daniel Simpkins
3. Austin Lee
4. Steve Buzzard
5. John Mamula
6. Mark Wimer
7. Matt Waldman
8. Alex Miglio
9. Jeff Tefertiller
10. BJ Vanderwoude
11. Phil Alexander
12. Ari Ingel

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

Sigmund Bloom - Draft Position 1

Pick Overall Selection
1.01 1 Bell, Le'Veon PIT RB
2.12 24 Murray, DeMarco PHI RB
3.01 25 Gore, Frank IND RB
4.12 48 Johnson, Andre IND WR
5.01 49 Kelce, Travis KCC TE
6.12 72 Wallace, Mike MIN WR
7.01 73 Maclin, Jeremy KCC WR
8.12 96 Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR
9.01 97 Johnson, Duke CLE RB
10.12 120 Allen, Dwayne IND TE
11.01 121 Mathews, Ryan PHI RB
12.12 144 Bridgewater, Teddy MIN QB
13.01 145 Dorsett, Phillip IND WR
14.12 168 Dunbar, Lance DAL RB
15.01 169 Palmer, Carson ARI QB
16.12 192 Gray, Jonas NEP RB
17.01 193 Gabriel, Taylor CLE WR
18.12 216 Starks, James GBP RB
19.01 217 Colts, Indianapolis IND Def
20.12 240 Carpenter, Dan BUF PK

Overall Strategy:

Fade the QB position. Focus on RB out of the gate, and continue to add value a TE and WR as the draft progresses.

Best Pick:

Demarco Murray – 2.12. In the ‘Look what I found’ category, landing Murray at the end of the second round is near the top of the list in this draft. Murray has the upside potential to be a top 10 fantasy back this season, and grabbing him at the end of round 2 was huge value for Bloom.

Worst Pick:  

Teddy Bridgewater – 12.12. Laying off the QB position in a 4pt per passing TD league is smart, but you can wait too long before taking a QB. When you do, you land  guy like Bridgewater as your starter and you have to hope that your other positions carry you throughout the season. Bridgewater is mid-range QB2 in this format, but Bloom is going to have to platoon him with Carson Palmer every week.

Evaluation:

If you’re going to lay off he QB position this badly, you’re going to need a strong team at RB/WR/TE. Bloom did just that. When you look at his team, you really see how the strategy can work. Concede that your QB will never win you any games and just pound the core positions at every chance you can, building a solid base. Bloom did that perfectly. LeVeon Bell is only missing two games, so grabbing him at #1 overall is a no brainer now. Murray and Frank Gore gave Bloom three solid RBs to start the draft. Travis Kelce is a solid TE, but Bloom didn’t overpay for him at 5.01 and his stable of wide receivers is pretty reasonable given he only took one of them in the first six rounds. Bloom’s drafted a very strong team and if his QB doesn’t implode every week, he’s going to be tough to beat.

Post Draft Questions

1. What's your position preference on your first four picks?  Where is the sweet spot for each position? 

Generally running back in the first, third and fourth, and wide receiver in the second. You can almost always get wide receivers in the second who are just a shade off of wide receivers in the first, especially if you are not picking in the top four. Running back value is strong in the third, and it often lasts until through the fourth, with many running backs who offer RB1 upside at a discount. If Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers, or Jimmy Graham slide to the late third, I'll take a long look at them.
 
2. You are high on Frank Gore as a third round pick. Would you recommend handcuffing him and which running back would you choose? 
 
I wouldn't recommend handcuffing him for two reasons. First, Gore has been very durable in the latter half of his career. If you think he's going to break down because he's 32, well, don't draft him. The second is that there is no clarity on his handcuff, and it might well be a split role for Dan Herron and Josh Robinson if Gore were to go down. Herron is more experienced in the offense and might be a better pass blocker, while Robinson is a more rugged runner and a bit more dynamic. I would put a chip on Herron at the beginning of the season and Robinson by the end.
 
3. Talk about Dwayne Allen and his opportunity this year? Explain why you think he can be reliable TE1 option. 
 
Allen was scoring touchdowns at almost a Gronkian rate before he got hurt last year. He himself admitted that he was only close to 100% for a short part of the season and he changed his offseason regimen to try to be more durable this year. He slimmed down to 255 and otherwise had his healthiest offseason since joining the league. The Colts now have a very strong wide receiver group four deep, and it just makes sense for them to go three wide more than two tight end this year. If only one tight end is on the field, that should be Allen with his superior run blocking ability to Coby Fleener. If Allen gets the majority of tight end snaps and targets, and stays healthy (the big IF), he should easily be a top 10 fantasy tight end this year.
 

Daniel Simpkins - Draft Position 2

 
Pick Overall Selection
1.02 2 Brown, Antonio PIT WR
2.11 23 Cooks, Brandin NOS WR
3.02 26 Gordon, Melvin SDC RB
4.11 47 Bryant, Martavis PIT WR
5.02 50 Yeldon, T.J. JAC RB
6.11 71 Watkins, Sammy BUF WR
7.02 74 Floyd, Michael ARI WR
8.11 95 Tannehill, Ryan MIA QB
9.02 98 Johnson, David ARI RB
10.11 119 Seferian-Jenkins, Austin TBB TE
11.02 122 Sims, Charles TBB RB
12.11 143 Parker, DeVante MIA WR
13.02 146 Cobb, David TEN RB
14.11 167 Patterson, Cordarrelle MIN WR
15.02 170 Williams, DeAngelo PIT RB
16.11 191 Michael, Christine SEA RB
17.02 194 Sanchez, Mark PHI QB
18.11 215 Reed, Jordan WAS TE
19.02 218 Vikings, Minnesota MIN Def
20.11 239 Prater, Matt DET PK

Overall Strategy:

Load up on the rookies – especially at running back. Fade the TE position and hope someone emerges.

Best Pick:

Antonio Brown – 1.02. Brown is projected to be a top five fantasy finisher in a PPR format, and could very easily be the #1 overall performer this season. With LeVeon Bell’s suspension reduced to only two games, Brown won’t be expected to carry the entire team as originally feared. Look for another solid performance for him again this season, and he should easily be the top fantasy WR this year.

Worst Pick:

Austin Seferian-Jenkins – 10.11. Simpkins faded the TE position until late in the 10th round, and then landed a TE that’s going in the 14th based on current ADP with projections to finish outside of the top 15 for fantasy TES. The Tampa passing game is going to struggle a bit this season, and guys like Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson were both knocked down for it. Seferian-Jenkins might be the safety valve that Jameis Winston turns to, but are betting on that every week is a big gamble.

Evaluation:  

Simpkins really focused on landing the top rookie RBS this season, and there’s a good chance that he will be starting two of them every week based on his current team. His first non-rookie RB wasn’t taken until the 11th round and that was Charles Simms who will definitely split time with Doug Martin this season. Simpkins has a solid WR corps to help bolster his team, but his QBs are average and his TE selection is very questionable. If his rookies take awhile to adjust to the NFL level or his WRs don’t perform to their expectations, this team is going to struggle.

Post Draft Questions

1. You have five rookies on your roster (David Cobb, Melvin Gordon, David Johnson, T.J. Yeldon and DeVante Parker). Explain your reasoning behind this strategy of loading up on rookies. 
 
Honestly, I was focused on getting what I perceived to be the best values on the board. I didn't realize I had that many rookies until you pointed it out! I'll take this opportunity to mount my soapbox and make a point. Despite seeing it play out year after year, I think drafters underestimate the fantasy impact that rookies can have in their first year. We used to be able to separate ourselves from the pack by knowing more than the other owners. The information arms race is over, so we have to look for other ways to gain an edge. Rookies are one of the places that we should all be looking if we want to discover value. That's especially true this year at running back. It's one of the most talented running back classes we've ever seen! Last year, taking "unproven" players like OBJ, Evans, etc. helped owners win leagues. Only those who were willing to open their minds to the possibility that these rookies could contribute benefited. I have no doubt that some of the rookie runners of this class (namely Gurley, Gordon, Yeldon, Abdullah, and David Johnson) will reward the faith of those who take them. 
 
2. You selected two wide receivers in your first two picks (Antonio Brown and Brandin Cooks). Explain how you can draft a competitive team loading up on receivers early. 
 
You'll often get ridiculed for not taking a running back with your first two picks, but you can construct competitive teams that leverage an advantage at another position. In this case, I chose to take two guys at wide receiver that I feel will finish in the top 5 at their position in PPR. Cooks is going to be a target monster, one I believe might catch 90 balls this year. I feel I can get away with it because Gordon and Yeldon are better pass catching backs than you might think and will perform better than most are expecting. 
 
3. Choose a player you selected later in the draft and explain why you have optimistic expectations for them this year. 
 
Some may be scratching their head at my Sanchez pick, but I believe he's the Eagles QB to own this year. It's not that Kelly doesn't want Bradford to be the guy. They've invested heavily in him, after all. It's just that he can't or won't. All the rumblings out of Philadelphia indicate that Bradford just doesn't look right physically. It is well documented that he had to be talked into continuing to play football after his latest injury.  I think Bradford's body not cooperating with him could make him revisit the idea of hanging it up. Even if Bradford does find his health and quiet the inner turmoil before the season, I'm not counting on him to stay healthy. Sanchez has showed great poise and leadership during OTAs and early camp. The fantasy community by and large is in agreement that whoever is at the helm of that offense is going to posses fantasy value. My money is on Sanchez. 
 

Austin Lee - Draft Position 3

Pick Overall Selection
1.03 3 Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE
2.10 22 Evans, Mike TBB WR
3.03 27 Forsett, Justin BAL RB
4.10 46 Matthews, Jordan PHI WR
5.03 51 Stewart, Jonathan CAR RB
6.10 70 Coleman, Tevin ATL RB
7.03 75 Brees, Drew NOS QB
8.10 94 Smith, Torrey SFO WR
9.03 99 Ivory, Chris NYJ RB
10.10 118 Randle, Rueben NYG WR
11.03 123 Quick, Brian STL WR
12.10 142 White, James NEP RB
13.03 147 McKinnon, Jerick MIN RB
14.10 166 Clay, Charles BUF TE
15.03 171 Flacco, Joe BAL QB
16.10 190 Wilson, Marquess CHI WR
17.03 195 Floyd, Malcom SDC WR
18.10 214 Wright, Jarius MIN WR
19.03 219 Bengals, Cincinnati CIN Def
20.10 238 Barth, Connor DEN PK

Overall Strategy:

Go big with Rob Gronkowski right out of the gate and hunt for value at RB and WR after that.

Best Pick:

Justin Forsett – 3.03. Forsett is going to be a solid back this season, especially in a PPR league. His ADP is somewhere around 3.03, so Austin didn’t land him for any particular value from that prospective. However, if you consider that Forsett has the potential to be a top 10 RB in a PPR format, landing him in the third round is really solid value and a good addition to a team that went hard after Rob Gronkowski right out of the gate.

Worst Pick:

Brian Quick – 11.03.  Lee pulled off a solid draft, and he really didn’t have a ‘bad’ pick in the draft. However, if you have to call one his ‘worst’, then taking Brian Quick three rounds ahead of his ADP is probably the winner. That being said, Quick is #5 on Lee’s depth chart for wide receivers so if he reached a little for him, it probably didn’t hurt.

Evaluation:  

When you make a bold pick and take a TE at #3 overall, you really need to draft well to make up for being behind at RB and WR. Lee did that perfectly in this draft. Despite 20 RB/WR that were off the board by the time his #2 pick came up, Lee added Mike Evans as his starting WR – a solid pick at the end of the second round. He then let the draft come to him, taking Justin Forsett for big value in the 3rd and Jordan Matthews in the 4th. This set the table for Lee and he continued to just pick solid value picks at every opportunity. When the draft finally ended, Lee had a solid team at all positions, with a TE that’s going to seriously outperform everyone else at that position this season. Well done.

Post Draft Questions

1. Explain why drafting in a season long league with in-season waivers and/or trades is different from drafting a best ball league or MFL10?

Best-ball draft strategy differs greatly from traditional draft strategy. In traditional leagues, I don't draft a kicker unless I have to, and I often forego drafting a backup defense, tight end, and quarterback. The shallower the league, the more likely I am to just load up on running backs and wide receivers. It's easy to find replacements and bye week fillers. In a best-ball league, I draft at least two players with different bye weeks at every position.

Consistency impacts player value in different ways. In a traditional league, I rarely draft inconsistent bench players that lack the upside to become regular starters. Last year's Antone Smith and Allen Hurns come to mind. But in best-ball, you're drafting for the number of weekly starts each player is likely to have for your team. In PPR leagues, both Smith and Hurns become late-round fliers because they're likely to get a few monster plays during the season that catapult them into your starting lineup. When you don't have to predict which weeks will be big for them, you benefit from their production.

2. Leagues can sometimes be won with successful drafting in the middle rounds. Who is one player that you are targeting this year in the 10th round or later and explain why you have high expectations.

In the middle rounds, I like targeting second and third receivers in high-passing-volume offenses. Ben McAdoo guided the team to the fifth-most plays and seventh most passing yards per game in his first year as the Giants' offensive coordinator. Despite optimistic reports coming out of New York, I'm not high on Victor Cruz returning to top form. I prefer the value that Rueben Randle offers 50 spots later in the draft. Randle's ADP is outside of the top 50 receivers in PPR leagues, but I view him as a top-35 receiver with WR2 upside.

3. In your opinion, what is the biggest drafting mistake that people make in season long leagues?

In traditional season-long leagues, too many people draft mediocre production over upside in the middle-to-late rounds. Borderline starters, even if they're consistent, don't win championships and are terrible trade bait. Take more chances on boom-or-bust guys. Be patient with some of them, and churn your roster with others. With a bit of waiver wire work, you'll find a diamond in the rough.

Steve Buzzard - Draft Position 4

Pick Overall Selection
1.04 4 Beckham, Odell NYG WR
2.09 21 Hopkins, DeAndre HOU WR
3.04 28 Spiller, C.J. NOS RB
4.09 45 Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB
5.04 52 Jennings, Rashad NYG RB
6.09 69 Jackson, Vincent TBB WR
7.04 76 Ertz, Zach PHI TE
8.09 93 Cruz, Victor NYG WR
9.04 100 Colston, Marques NOS WR
10.09 117 Sankey, Bishop TEN RB
11.04 124 Bush, Reggie SFO RB
12.09 141 Moncrief, Donte IND WR
13.04 148 Harvin, Percy BUF WR
14.09 165 Herron, Dan IND RB
15.04 172 Griffin III, Robert WAS QB
16.09 189 Eagles, Philadelphia PHI Def
17.04 196 Wheaton, Markus PIT WR
18.09 213 Packers, Green Bay GBP Def
19.04 220 Crosby, Mason GBP PK
20.09 237 Hillman, Ronnie DEN RB

Overall Strategy:

Fade the RB position and focus on landing quality WRs that will churn out points each week. Grab a top shelf QB and focus on your PPR gems.

Best Pick:

Aaron Rodgers – 4.09. Even in a 4pt per passing TD league, Aaron Rodgers looks like he will be the top fantasy QB this season. His current ADP has him going somewhere in the middle of the second round and landing him in the 4th was a huge find. It let Buzzard to lock in his QB position and focus on his RBs and WRs.

Worst Pick:

Rashad Jennings – 5.04. Focusing on WR came at a price and it was paid in Buzzard’s RB selections. C.J. Spiller was a weaker selection for the RB1 position, and Jennings is more of RB3 than an RB2 in a PPR league. His current ADP is near the end of the 6th round, so Buzzard had to reach a bit to get him, but it was more because of the run on RBs than anything else. Even worse for Buzzard is that he didn’t follow-up with another RB pick until Bishop Sankey at 10.09, meaning Jennings will be in the starting lineup most weeks.

Evaluation:  

Buzzard made a strong selection by getting Aaron Rodgers in the 4th and pounded the WR position with five of his first nine picks, giving himself a solid base to build from in a PPR league. He added Zack Ertz at TE which gives him a full stable of pass catchers, but he neglected the RB position for the first part of the draft and his team suffered for it. It’s important to avoid getting sucked into a run if you have value at other positions, but ignoring a trend for too long can cost you and Buzzard’s team was hurt by taking just two back in the first 10 picks. If you’re going to do that, you typically land two solid backs early and hope for them to stay healthy, but Buzzard waited until the 3rd and 5th round to get his. With a second and third tier back in the lineup each week, he’s really going to need his WR corps to perform.

Post Draft Questions

1. You selected Victor Cruz in the 8th round, so you must be high on his ability to return to form after his torn patellar tendon. What expectations do you have for Cruz in 2015?

In general I think the fantasy community over reacts to injuries and labeling players “injury prone” or taking them off their board due to injury. This is a part of the draft that I really like to take advantage of and I think Victor Cruz falls into this bucket this year. There are a couple of other things that led to taking him a little earlier. First, I was sniped on some of my sleepers in the few rounds before so I was willing to reach a little bit for the player I really wanted. Secondly, I grabbed Odell Beckham with my first round pick. If Beckham fails to live up to expectations odds are high that some of that will be because Cruz over performed his draft position.

2. Selecting a running back in the third round is becoming more common. Which back would you choose if all are available at your selection in round three? Explain why you prefer this player. (Frank Gore, C.J. Spiller, Lamar Miller, Melvin Gordon, Todd Gurley)

I really like the idea of taking a running back with that spot. In particular, of the ones that you mention I really like Gore, Spiller, and Gordon. These are my favorite because they are all in high powered offenses which can score several touchdowns and ice the clock with the run game. If I had the option to choose one it would Gordon because his upside is unknown at this point. It feels like the Chargers think they have something special in Gordon with how much they spent on him in the draft and they should give him every opportunity to succeed.

3. What pick of yours do you feel you received the best value selecting him where you did?

I normally hate to be one of the first people to draft a quarterback but getting Aaron Rodgers in the fourth round felt like a huge steal to me. It’s easy to get caught up in trying to get value at quarterback but Rodgers is one of those guys that can absolutely win a league for you. When you compare him to the players that were drafted in the fourth round it is clear who I would rather have every time.

John Mamula - Draft Position 5

Pick Overall Selection
1.05 5 Peterson, Adrian MIN RB
2.08 20 Jeffery, Alshon CHI WR
3.05 29 Hilton, T.Y. IND WR
4.08 44 Randle, Joseph DAL RB
5.05 53 Wilson, Russell SEA QB
6.08 68 White, Roddy ATL WR
7.05 77 Freeman, Devonta ATL RB
8.08 92 McFadden, Darren DAL RB
9.05 101 Boldin, Anquan SFO WR
10.08 116 Hill, Josh NOS TE
11.05 125 Williams, Terrance DAL WR
12.08 140 Winston, Jameis TBB QB
13.05 149 Sproles, Darren PHI RB
14.08 164 Rams, St. Louis STL Def
15.05 173 Jones, Matt WAS RB
16.08 188 Fleener, Coby IND TE
17.05 197 Austin, Tavon STL WR
18.08 212 Shorts, Cecil HOU WR
19.05 221 Hauschka, Steven SEA PK
20.08 236 Hawkins, Andrew CLE WR

Overall Strategy:

Focus on RB early, and lay off the WR position a bit. Fade the TE position as well, and draft a good QB as your starter.

Best Pick:  

T.Y. Hilton – 3.05. Hilton should be a top 10 fantasy WR this season, especially in a PPR format. He’s a WR1 for most fantasy teams, but Mamula landed him in the third round to pair him with Alshon Jeffery. Big value and a very strong start to the WR position.

Worst Pick:

Darren McFadden – 8.08. I’m not a fan of handcuffing RBs in traditional fantasy leagues. Best Ball format leagues are fine because you don’t have to think about who to start, but in this case, Mamula has set himself up to have to make that decision every week. Add to it the fact that McFadden is on a new team, always banged up, and currently nursing another hamstring injury and he’s a big risk to take with an 8th round pick.

Evaluation:  

Mamula quietly assembled a solid team in this draft. Adrian Peterson is back and a lot of guys are high on him, but landing him at 1.05 is right on his ADP. Jeffery and Hilton are a solid 1-2 punch at WR and adding undervalued Roddy White in the 6th was a nice pick. Josh Hill is flying below the radar and he won’t make people forget about Jimmy Graham but he will get his opportunities this season. Russell Wilson  is a solid QB1 choice as well. Even later round picks like Terrance Williams and Matt Jones were probably on other owner’s radar when Mamula drafted them. Watch out for this team – he could quietly win a few games and surprise people.


Post Draft Questions

1. Which player or players do you find yourself targeting in every draft? Who is your must have player this year? Explain why you have high expectations for him this year?
 
I have Adrian Peterson ranked as my #1 overall player. I think that the year off will make a difference with the wear and tear on Peterson's body. If you add in the motivation behind his suspension last year, I think Peterson has a record breaking year. The Minnesota offense is better than the offense that he rushed for 2,097 yards in 2012. If Peterson stays healthy, I think there is a very good chance that he makes another run at the rushing title again this season. 
In PPR leagues, I find myself targeting, Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham, and Dez Bryant in the mid first round. I think these three WRs all have very high floor along with very high ceilings, which is critical when spending a draft pick on WR in the 1st round. I have also been targeting Darren Sproles this year in PPR leagues. I have a feeling that Chip Kelly utilizes Sproles as more of a quick check down target this season. Last season Sproles had 40 receptions. I have a feeling that number is over 60 this season, thus making him a great RB 4 taken anytime after the 8th-9th round. 

2. If you could pick any defense, which team would you choose and why? 
 
St. Louis is my top ranked defense this season due to their ability to stifle the rush and get to the QB. The addition of Aaron Donald in the 2014 draft was a game changer for this defense. With the off-season addition of Nick Fairley, I believe this defense will rank number one versus the rush in 2015 by a wide margin. Some high efficient offenses may be able to score through the air vs the Rams, but I won't be playing any RB's vs the Rams anytime soon.
 
3. Where should people target Joseph Randle in a PPR draft? If you know you're targeting Randle, how would you attack your first four picks? 
 
Joseph Randle is high ceiling RB this season that has the potential to win fantasy championships. I think targeting Randle in the fourth round is a great strategy in PPR leagues. If given enough rushes/targets, I believe Randle will easily pay off the fourth round investment. In the majority of my mock drafts, I have started my roster with 1 RB/2 WR after three rounds. In this particular mock draft I went Peterson in the first round, followed up with Alshon Jeffrey and T.Y. Hilton. Drafting Randle in the fourth provides you with a solid core through the first four round of your draft. 
 

Mark Wimer - Draft Position 6

Pick Overall Selection
1.06 6 Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR
2.07 19 McCoy, LeSean BUF RB
3.06 30 Graham, Jimmy SEA TE
4.07 43 Murray, Latavius OAK RB
5.06 54 Agholor, Nelson PHI WR
6.07 67 Jackson, DeSean WAS WR
7.06 78 Manning, Peyton DEN QB
8.07 91 Bell, Joique DET RB
9.06 102 Stills, Kenny MIA WR
10.07 115 Manning, Eli NYG QB
11.06 126 Jones, Marvin CIN WR
12.07 139 Kearse, Jermaine SEA WR
13.06 150 Donnell, Larry NYG TE
14.07 163 Broncos, Denver DEN Def
15.06 174 Williams, Andre NYG RB
16.07 187 Vinatieri, Adam IND PK
17.06 198 Allen, Javorius BAL RB
18.07 211 Beasley, Cole DAL WR
19.06 222 Cardinals, Arizona ARI Def
20.07 235 Carter, Duron IND WR

Overall Strategy:

Grab a solid TE early and focus on RB/WR in the early rounds. Hold off a bit on the quarterback position, then get two solid guys to run a QBBC. If they are related, that’s even better.

Best Pick:

Peyton Manning – 7.06. Stacking Peyton Manning with Demaryius Thomas might be a DFS approach, but it works well in traditional fantasy leagues as well. Manning is on the downward slide, but he’s still going to have his fair share of TD passes, and landing him in the 7th round was solid value. Peyton is going in the 4th round of most leagues right now, and even in a 4 pt. per TD passing league like this one, it’s hard to pass him up at 7.06. When he and Thomas connect, this team is going to do very well.

Worst Pick:

Jimmy Graham – 3.06. Graham wasn’t a bad pick per se, and 3.06 is about where he’s going in most leagues. But the league was in the middle of a pretty strong RB run with five of the previous six picks being RB. By taking Graham, Wimer bucked the trend, but it cost him because another seven RBs went before Wimer was on the clock again at 4.07. Travis Kelce didn’t go until 5.01 and Greg Olsen went at 5.07. Both are comparable picks with Graham where Wimer could have landed Jeremy Hill at 3.06 compared with Latavius Murray at 4.07 (about a 60 point difference based on current projections).

Evaluation:

Drafting out of the 6th slot really stinks. It seems like every round you end up with your second or third choice, especially in a FBG draft. Wimer did pretty well given the tough spot, but grabbing Jimmy Graham in the third really hurt him. He recovered a bit with solid WR selections like DeSean Jackson, Nelson Agholor and Kenny Stills but his RB corps is pretty weak after LeSean McCoy. Wimer will pick up a few points if he can manage his QB starting rotation cleanly, having drafted both Manning brothers to complement each other throughout the season. Wimer’s going to need solid play from his WR corps to be successful, and he’ll have to play the waiver wire a bit for help at RB.

Post Draft Questions

1. You have expressed an interest in the early round tight end selection. Why is this a good strategy to use and how do you attack your draft if you draft a tight end early?

This year I am trying to draft at least one of the few available elite tight ends in my PPR leagues because the drop-off between the top five-to-six guys at that position and the next tier is much wider than the difference between the elite tier of running backs and the next tier - and depth at wide receiver is very good in this year's draft pool, making that position less urgent once you get past the elite tier of wide receivers.

So in essence I am aiming for an elite tight end (like Jimmy Graham, who I was thrilled to see waiting for me at pick 3.06 in the third round) and an elite wide receiver to anchor my PPR teams this year, while generally fading the #2 running back position and going with someone other than Andrew Luck at quarterback. Really solid quarterbacks are available well into the middle rounds of the drafts I've been in this year, so there is little urgency to select a premium quarterback early in drafts this year.

For example, Ben Roethlisberger was there for Matt Waldman at 7.07 and I got Peyton Manning at 7.06 to pair with my elite wide receiver, Demaryius Thomas. My "backup" quarterback is Eli Manning (10.07), who has huge upside in year two of offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo running the system for New York - Eli Manning is surrounding with top-notch receiving talent in Odell Beckham Jr, Reuben Randle, Larry Donnell and Shane Vereen, and he may be getting Victor Cruz back healthy as well. When both Peyton and Eli Manning have good passing matchups in the same week I will have a tough choice to make. Also, having Eli Manning in what figures to be a tightly contested NFC East division helps insulate me from the possibility that Denver runs away with the AFC West and then elects to rest Peyton Manning towards the end of December (or if Peyton Manning's arm fades at the end of 2015).

2. Choose two players that you selected later in the draft and explain why you have interest in them this year.

I really liked the pair of receivers I landed at 11.06 and 12.07, Marvin Jones and Jermaine Kearse. They illustrate what I mean when I say that the depth at wide receiver this year is copious. Jones had 10 TD catches two seasons ago before an unfortunate foot injury cost him the 2014 season, and Andy Dalton should bounce back with Jones and A.J. Green both healthy and ready to start again in Cincinnati here in 2015. Kearse and Russell Wilson built on their chemistry during the playoffs last year, and Wilson just signed a monster $87.6 million contract with $21 million up front and $60 million guaranteed. I think Seattle takes the shackles off Wilson this year and ask him to throw the ball from the pocket a lot more (they have that much $$ invested in him, so they won't want to risk him scrambling around a whole bunch) - and with Jimmy Graham in town demanding coverage from opposing secondaries, Kearse should shake loose for long gainers/long bomb TDs with regularity, in my opinion. When the passing matchup is good for Seattle, I'll play both Kearse and Graham without hesitation.

3. Does your drafting strategy change knowing you can make in-season waiver pick ups? Explain why this could be beneficial.

Having the ability to go to the waiver wire absolutely allows a fantasy owner to gamble more with their late-round picks. Duron Carter at 20.07 is just a pure roll of the dice - if he doesn't land a sizable role in the Indianapolis passing attack by regular season, I can drop him for the waiver wire "flavor of the week" with little regret in a redraft league like this. I chose him for my "Hail Mary" pick because he plays with Luck/Indianapolis and if circumstances break right for Carter, he could be hugely productive on that squad. At least I get the first look at Carter before other owners, and if he DOES hit for my squad I'll be in a great position at wide receiver.

Matt Waldman - Draft Position 7

Pick Overall Selection
1.07 7 Lynch, Marshawn SEA RB
2.06 18 Green, A.J. CIN WR
3.07 31 Hill, Jeremy CIN RB
4.06 42 Cooper, Amari OAK WR
5.07 55 Olsen, Greg CAR TE
6.06 66 Crowell, Isaiah CLE RB
7.07 79 Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB
8.06 90 Decker, Eric NYJ WR
9.07 103 Smith, Steve BAL WR
10.06 114 Martin, Doug TBB RB
11.07 127 Romo, Tony DAL QB
12.06 138 Gates, Antonio SDC TE
13.07 151 Texans, Houston HOU Def
14.06 162 Turbin, Robert SEA RB
15.07 175 Britt, Kenny STL WR
16.06 186 Davis, Vernon SFO TE
17.07 199 Coleman, Brandon NOS WR
18.06 210 Rice, Ray FA* RB
19.07 223 Bailey, Dan DAL PK
20.06 234 Davis, Mike SFO RB

Overall Strategy:

Grab 2 solid RB and then lay of the position a bit while focusing on WR and TE.

Best Pick:

Jeremy Hill – 3.07. While landing Marshawn Lynch in the 1st was a big win for Waldman, it was finding Jeremy Hill still available at 3.07 that made the start of the draft for him. Hill is a RB1 type back in a PPR format and he has legitimate top 10 fantasy potential. Landing him in the middle of the 3rd round is excellent value.

Worst Pick:

Eric Decker – 8.06. Decker wasn’t a bad pick in the middle of the 8th round, but as at WR3 goes, he’s just ‘OK. His current projections have him at the bottom of the WR3 tier and the huge question marks at QB in New York make him a huge question mark this season. Waldman won’t be looking for Decker to carry his team in any given week, but Decker will be a part of the starting lineup. Waldman found some great value at the RB position, which means something had to suffer. WR3/WR4 was the place and it means living with Eric Decker as one of your starters from week to week.

Evaluation:

Matt built a solid team right from the start. He landed one of his favorite players Marshawn Lynch in the middle of the 1st round, and added A.J. Green and Jeremy Hill with his next two picks to create a solid core to build around. Greg Olsen is one of the best fantasy TEs this season that isn’t named Gronkowski and he’s a good pick at 5.07. Even Waldman’s QB pairing is a solid balance, giving him good options each week depending on the matchups. Waldman’s going to be tough to beat this season.

Post Draft Questions

1. How much of a factor do you put into strength of schedule in Weeks 14-16 when drafting a team with in-season waivers? What about bye weeks?
Strength of Schedule?

Zilch. Nada. Zero. None. There is too much variability with injuries, scheme changes, free agency, and rookie development for me to dig too deep into SOS analysis until at least Week 3. There is also such as a thing as over planning. It's one thing for Bill Walsh to practice a seldom-used play where the receiver works to the back of the end zone when the quarterback breaks the pocket and it becomes a dynasty-defining play in a conference championship game. It's entirely another thing to plan your personnel decisions specifically for Week 15. It can be a factor, but it shouldn't be the overriding one.

I also don't get too engrossed in bye weeks. If I have a lot of players sharing the same bye week, I'm almost relieved because it means that my team will have one rough week if the unit plays to my expectations. If it's spread out, then I'm counting on depth to carry me. My team has the kind of depth. Tony Romo as a QB2 is a lot better than what I normally pick in the second half of the 11th round. Steve Smith was WR17 in PPR last year but his ADP plummeted when the team considered limiting his looks. This week, the Ravens admitted that Smith will be a full-time option once again. Getting a player who was a quality WR2 in the 9th round as my fourth receiver is also what I call depth.

The same can be said of my tight ends. Vernon Davis was hurt last year. Sure, the connection with Colin Kapernick might be the bigger factor, but any commentary I'm reading that suggests Davis is going to lose a significant amount of his great athleticism now that he's 30 must have been written by analysts under the age of 25. I'm sure this was true of writers knocking Steve Smith's release from the Panthers last year and it took at least thee false starts for them to get it right about Antonio Gates and Tony Gonzalez, if they ever did get it right about Gonzalez before he retired.

My team might not have a lot of players that fantasy analysts love to hype as the next young star, but I have proven production and veteran talent that will give my team continuity and keep me competitive.

2. It's popular to select player on high scoring offenses. Who are some players that you would target on average or even low scoring offenses? Explain why drafting such a player or players can be beneficial.

Thinking about your players in context of the offense is a good way to go about your pre-draft analysis. Another way is to look at players who are productive because of their role in the scheme. That's what I choose to do. Are the Raiders a high-scoring unit? You might need to blow the thick layer of dust off the record books in Oakland to find the last time that happened. It didn't stop me from coveting rookie receiver Amari Cooper.

Cooper will be the primary option on an offense that will be facing deficits if the defense continues to play like it did last year. Cooper's skills influence me far more than looking at an end-product number about scoring last year. Tim Brown and Jerry Rice have told media during the past month that Amari Cooper is the real deal and an instant impact player with excellent route skills. Cooper is far more than a deep threat, which means he should earn a lot of catches. That's what you want in PPR leagues.

Greg Olsen is a working example of that idea. He has been a top-10 tight end for three consecutive years under Cam Newton, a good but not great passer in an offense that has been no better than 18th in scoring since 2012. Did you forsake Mike Evans last year because he was on the Buccaneers? Tampa was 30th in scoring in 2013 and 29th in scoring last year. It didn't stop Evans and shouldn't have dissuaded you. It's about talent, opportunity, and role in scheme, not offensive scoring.

3. You selected Ray Rice in the 18th round. What current free agent running backs (or players in general) would you recommend targeting as a flier later in the draft? Explain your thoughts.

I recommend Ray Rice. If domestic violence prevention advocates are recommending to the NFL that Ray Rice get a second chance, the stance against signing Rice may soften as the season nears and players get hurt. I studied Rice during the preseason last year. Any commentary that Rice slowed down and lost something last year is an indication that someone didn't do his or her homework. The only thing Rice lost in 2013 was optimal functioning of his hips and legs due to injury and it temporarily slowed him down behind a line that didn't do a great job for his replacements, either. I'll take a shot on Rice now, knowing that if he's not added within the first 4-6 weeks, I can drop him for nothing rather than have to spend my entire waiver budget for a shot at him.

There are no other free agent backs that I would recommend as of this time. Steven Jackson and Chris Johnson are lobbying for a return, but they out of the league due to their performances on the field. There is one player that is on a team's waiting list. His skills fit the team and the team has a strong supporting cast. I cannot recommend him yet so it's not worth mentioning him by name until he gets a shot..

As for players to target late as fliers you want high-upside options. You want players that, if they pan out, can produce to the expectations that you had for one of your picks during the first 5-7 rounds. How to find that? There's no tried-and-true way, but I believe the starting point is talent and projecting how NFL teams typically regard certain physical talents to role. For instance, the Broncos picked Demaryius Thomas as a successor to Brandon Marshall's role and selected Cody Latimer as potential continuity for Thomas' role if an injury strikes. If there was a receiver on the depth chart that I considered a high upside pick, he would have to come close to matching the athleticism of Thomas and Latimer or he'd have to possess skills that transcend height and weight--think about how Odell Beckham and Steve Smith "play big."

Alex Miglio - Draft Position 8

Pick Overall Selection
1.08 8 Bryant, Dez DAL WR
2.05 17 Foster, Arian HOU RB
3.08 32 Benjamin, Kelvin CAR WR
4.05 41 Morris, Alfred WAS RB
5.08 56 Allen, Keenan SDC WR
6.05 65 Vereen, Shane NYG RB
7.08 80 Newton, Cam CAR QB
8.05 89 Walker, Delanie TEN TE
9.08 104 Woodhead, Danny SDC RB
10.05 113 Rudolph, Kyle MIN TE
11.08 128 Baldwin, Doug SEA WR
12.05 137 Rivers, Philip SDC QB
13.08 152 Seahawks, Seattle SEA Def
14.05 161 Funchess, Devin CAR WR
15.08 176 Artis-Payne, Cameron CAR RB
16.05 185 Huff, Josh PHI WR
17.08 200 Bailey, Stedman STL WR
18.05 209 Brown, Marlon BAL WR
19.08 224 Ridley, Stevan NYJ RB
20.05 233 Catanzaro, Chandler ARI PK

Overall Strategy:

Focus on RB/WR and draft a QB that can score with his legs.

Best Pick:

Cam Newton – 7.08. Plenty of teams faded the QB position because of the 4 pts per passing TD. Miglio was smart though, and grabbed Cam Newton in the middle of the 7th. Newton’s ADP is a full round higher than that already, and the threat of him scoring a rushing TD or five makes him a great pick in this format.

Worst Pick:

Doug Baldwin – 11.08. Baldwin was a bit of a reach, taking him in the 11th round, but calling him Miglio’s worst pick is more about the fact that Baldwin was the 4th receiver that he took. In a PPR league with a flex position, you are going to want to have a solid set of WRs and while Dez Bryant, Kelvin Benjamin an Keenan Allen are a good starting three, you want to have a decent #4 for flex, bye weeks and injuries. Doug Baldwin is OK, but not really what you want at WR4.

Evaluation:  

This draft happened before the announcement of Arian Foster’s injury, so we can’t hold that against Miglio. Despite that though, Alex still drafted a pretty solid RB corps and he should be OK for the start of the season with Alfred Morris, Danny Woodhead and Shane Vereen. His starting three WR are pretty solid as mentioned above and having Newton at QB is a good choice in this format. Like most good owners, Alex is going to have to play the waiver wire pretty well to help recover from the loss of his top RB though. The hardest part will having to carry Foster as dead weight for a chunk of the season, waiting to see how his recovery goes. Or Miglio can cut him and focus on moving on. Foster will most likely be placed on the IR/Designated to return list, meaning Alex or someone in the league will probably have to carry him and hope he recovers before the end of the fantasy season.


Post Draft Questions

1. You selected four Panthers, including Cam Newton and both of their top receivers, Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess. What are your expectations for the Carolina offense this year?  

There wasn’t a particular plan to target Carolina skill players. This was simply a case of grabbing value where I could. That was especially true with Cam Newton, whom I had targeted as a sixth-round pick as the best value and narrowly escaped with him in the middle of a big quarterback run.

The Panthers offense should see steady improvement in 2015. The biggest plus is Cam Newton’s health—he is already ahead of where he was a year ago, given he missed most of the offseason and preseason due to ankle surgery. Newton’s rib injury in his only preseason action made matters worse. There was simply no rapport with an entirely new wide receiver corps, including a rookie No. 1 who had some big games with and without Newton.

Newton still wound up eighth in per-game fantasy scoring despite throwing just 18 touchdowns, a tribute to his running ability. The Panthers eased him in, but he wound up third  in rushing and second in ground scoring at his position.

Having Newton healthy all preseason should be a boon for Benjamin, who is a massive red zone threat. Hopefully a year of seasoning has cured him of concentration issues, though it’s possible they might plague him in perpetuity.

As for rookies Devin Funchess and Cameron Artis-Payne—those are high-upside guys who line my deep bench in this format. Funchess is a bit of an insurance policy for Benjamin, but he should wind up being the No. 2 receiver this year. At 6’4” and 232 pounds, Funchess will join Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen as superior red zone threats. Artis-Payne is in a bit of a muddled situation behind Jonathan Stewart, but an injury to the latter could mean big touches for the Auburn product.

2. Do you draft any differently for a league that has in-season waivers vs. an MFL10 format? Explain your answer.

Absolutely.

For starters, the MFL10 format means you must take three quarterbacks and tight ends. There are arguments for keeping that down to two players—especially at quarterback, where there is no flex—but injury risks and bye weeks must be taken into account. There is absolutely no reason to take more than two at each position in season-long formats, and leagues with short benches mean taking one of each.

It is even more explicit when selecting defenses—you should absolutely roll with multiple units in best-ball formats, but taking just one in traditional season-long leagues is more than enough. Sometimes I forego a kicker or defense altogether if the draft allows it—why not have that extra skill player or two in case someone goes down during the preseason?

I am not a subscriber to the Zero RB strategy, but this is also an area where strategies diverge between formats. Zero RB simply doesn’t work in best-ball formats—there are no opportunities to troll the waiver wire during the season, so you would be relying on a bunch of darts.

3. You managed to stack your roster with QB-WR combinations for the Panthers and Chargers. Explain why you like this strategy in a draft.  

This wasn’t an outright strategy of mine—again, it’s more about drafting the best values than anything—but it’s an intriguing import from the DFS world. That’s not to say that season-long stacks are new, but they certainly have their benefits. If you have a good quarterback-receiver combination, chances are they will put up a good floor for your roster.

As for my specific stacks, I think they might be undervalued. As I mentioned, the Newton-Benjamin rapport should be light years ahead of where it was heading into 2014 thanks to good health. Keenan Allen had a bit of a sophomore slump due to a lack of touchdowns, but we’ve already seen what he can do with Rivers. His target count should only go up with Antonio Gates aging and suspended, and that touchdown rate—all of 3.3 percent, third-worst and half the average among the top 50 fantasy receivers—should see a positive regression after a down year.

Jeff Tefertiller - Draft Position 9

Pick Overall Selection
1.09 9 Jones, Julio ATL WR
2.04 16 Forte, Matt CHI RB
3.09 33 Gurley, Todd STL RB
4.04 40 Luck, Andrew IND QB
5.09 57 LaFell, Brandon NEP WR
6.04 64 Bennett, Martellus CHI TE
7.09 81 Wright, Kendall TEN WR
8.04 88 Blount, LeGarrette NEP RB
9.09 105 Perriman, Breshad BAL WR
10.04 112 Crabtree, Michael OAK WR
11.09 129 Bowe, Dwayne CLE WR
12.04 136 Green-Beckham, Dorial TEN WR
13.09 153 Riddick, Theo DET RB
14.04 160 Hurns, Allen JAC WR
15.09 177 Dalton, Andy CIN QB
16.04 184 Dolphins, Miami MIA Def
17.09 201 Gostkowski, Stephen NEP PK
18.04 208 Hardy, Justin ATL WR
19.09 225 Miller, Heath PIT TE
20.04 232 Powell, Bilal NYJ RB

Overall Strategy:

Balanced attack, focused on value. Grab a top QB early.

Best Pick:

Matt Forte – 2.04. In a PPR format, Forte is going to be one of the top running backs in the league from a fantasy prospective. Some projections have him as high as the #2 fantasy back behind Le’Veon Bell. Landing Forte in the second round is huge value.

Worst Pick:

Brandon Lafell – 5.09. Lafell is going to be the #3 wide receiver option on a team that won’t have Tom Brady for the first four games of the season (assuming his suspension still holds up). It’s hard to see LaFell pulling down a lot of big games this season with that stacked against him, and Tefertiller reached a bit taking him in the 5th. LaFell is really a WR3 in this format, and his current ADP has him going in the 7th or 8th round right now. Other receivers like Brandon Marshall or Golden Tate are rated much higher and could have been taken here instead of LaFell.

Evaluation:  

Tefertiller built a nice core team with some solid value at RB with Matt Forte and QB with Andrew Luck. Todd Gurley looks like he will become the starter in St. Louis, so landing him in the third makes Jeff’s starting core pretty solid. Martellus Bennett was a decent TE pick, and landing him at 6.04 wasn’t a bad pick either. Jeff’s WR corps might be better in a best ball format though, as there will be some questions about who do I start each week at the WR3 and possibly flex positions. Jeff continued to hit the WR position pretty wellthrough the middle rounds and hopefully one of these guys will emerge as a solid starter. If not, Jeff will be rolling the dice each week, picking the best 2-3 guys he has on his roster and hoping that they don’t turn in low numbers that week.

Post Draft Questions

1. Now that Todd Gurley has cleared the camp PUP list, what are your thoughts on how effective he'll be this year from Week 1?
 
Since I drafted him as a RB2, my expectations are that it might take him a few weeks to get up to full speed.  In drafts where I take Gurley, I try to get a decent RB3 to start until the rookie gets to full strength.  Having an elite quarterback (Luck) and Top 5 tight end (Bennett) should help offset any dropoff from Gurley (RB2) to Blount (RB3).  However, with Forte and Gurley, the week-to-week upside is very high to produce top-end numbers.  The only impact Gurley's progress has made to my draft strategy is that Tre Mason becomes less of a must for handcuff and more of a luxury.  While Mason had some solid games in 2014, he was not a viable fantasy starter many weeks.  For this reason, his appeal is diminished for me.  
 
2. You selected both Titans receivers Kendall Wright and Dorial Green-Beckham. Explain why you like the Titans receiving game this year. 
 
I really like Wright at his ADP this year.  When I look at the Titans, I see a team without much of a running game who should be frequently playing from behind.  This could set up the receivers to catch plenty of passes.  Bob Henry has Mariota projected for over 3,600 passing yards (David Dodds has him over 3,000).  If Mariota approaches 3,500 passing yards, Wright has a great chance for 1,200.  Wright is the WR1 without much competition.  The Green-Beckham pick was more of a value pick in the 12th round than anything.  He has a very good chance to play himself into the WR2 job.  If so, 800 receiving yards and 6 scores is a reasonable expectation.  Most are avoiding the Titans receivers, but the quarterback upgrade should be appreciated more by the fantasy community.  So, in summary, it is not an endorsement of the Tennessee passing game, but more about selecting a couple of receivers who should outplay their respective ADPs.   

3. How much of a factor does early match ups play a role in choosing a defense? 
 
In leagues with 12 or fewer teams, I prefer week-to-week matchups at the defense position.  The Dolphins are a great play if looking at matchups early in the season.  The first four games are @ Washington, @ Jacksonville, Buffalo, Jew York Jets, then the bye week.  Those are four premium matchups for a defense that signed Suh over the offseason and still has Wake rushing the passer.  Each of those four quarterbacks struggled last season and could turn the ball over plenty. 
 

B.J. Vanderwoude - Draft Position 10

Pick Overall Selection
1.10 10 Lacy, Eddie GBP RB
2.03 15 Cobb, Randall GBP WR
3.10 34 Hyde, Carlos SFO RB
4.03 39 Edelman, Julian NEP WR
5.10 58 Bernard, Giovani CIN RB
6.03 63 Tate, Golden DET WR
7.10 82 Thomas, Julius JAC TE
8.03 87 Stafford, Matthew DET QB
9.10 106 Garcon, Pierre WAS WR
10.03 111 Adams, Davante GBP WR
11.10 130 Mason, Tre STL RB
12.03 135 Latimer, Cody DEN WR
13.10 154 Ebron, Eric DET TE
14.03 159 Kaepernick, Colin SFO QB
15.10 178 West, Terrance CLE RB
16.03 183 Strong, Jaelen HOU WR
17.10 202 Patriots, New England NEP Def
18.03 207 Royal, Eddie CHI WR
19.10 226 Cook, Jared STL TE
20.03 231 Parkey, Cody PHI PK

Overall Strategy:

Draft a RB and a WR at every turn for the first 3 rounds, and then focus on value pays at QB and TE position.

Best Pick:

Eddie Lacy – 1.10. Eddie Lacy often gets overlooked in a PPR leagues for some reason. Maybe because of his big size and punishing style, you tend to forget that he has pretty solid hands as well. Whatever the reason though, Vanderwoude scored big with a top five fantasy back at the end of the 1st round. Lacy is going as high #2 overall in many fantasy leagues, so landing him at 1.10 was solid value.

Worst Pick:

Julian Edelman – 4.03. Tom Brady’s suspension has been held to four games now and even though he’s battling it in court, it’s safe to assume that he’s going to miss those four games now. That means the New England WR corps is a huge risk, and Edelman’s ADP has fallen into the 5th round now. Vanderwoude could have landed a guy like Jordan Matthews or Amari Cooper at 4.03 instead of reaching for Edelman.

Evaluation:  

A solid approach to drafting near the end of the 1st round. With the #10 / #3 turn, you can do some interesting stuff an Vanderwoude holding fast to his 1 RB, 1 WR format through the first six rounds really paid off.  While the Edelman pick was a bit of a reach, Vanderwoude has a solid group of WRs around him to pick up the slack while Brady is out. He landed a reasonable TE in Julius Thomas at 7.10 and a good QB in Mattew Stafford at 8.03. Grabbing Colin Kaepernick at 14.03 was good value as well, since Kaepernick will add additional points with his legs to make up for the depressed QB scoring. Vanderwoude drafted a solid team that’s going to compete every week.

Post Draft Questions

1. How do you envision the Patriots running backs and receivers faring with Jimmy Garoppolo under center for the first few weeks? 

With Tom Brady out the first four games, I have tempered my expectations for both the Patriots running backs and wide receivers.  The biggest dropoff will be in the touchdown department, as Garoppolo will not be able to move the ball as effectively as Brady. I do think Julian Edelmen, Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski will not have much of a drop off with respect to receptions, due in large part to all three of them being targeted in the short passing game at a high percentage.  Undoubtedly, defenses will stack the box, blitz aggressively and force Garoppolo to beat them, so the biggest losers will be Brandon LaFell, Aaron Dobson and LeGarrete Blount.  If he can win the job as the Pats third down back, Travaris Cadet could very well end up being the biggest beneficiary.  He is the best pass catcher among the Pats running backs, and when combined with the fact that the offense will see more third downs, Cadet has a very good chance of becoming fantasy relevant. 
 
2. Which later round running backs and wide receivers do you find yourself targeting this year? Explain why you have high expectations for these players. 

A couple of wide receivers I've been targeting in the late rounds are Nelson Agholor, Marlon Brown and Cody Latimer.  I like Agholor's route running and versatility, and there is not much standing in the way of him grabbing a starting spot. I expect him to challenge Amari Cooper as the #1 rookie wide receiver.  Brown had a very good rookie season, although his sophomore campaign left a lot to be desired. At 6'5, 214lbs, Brown has something no other Baltimore receiver has, size, and he should be targeted in the redzone accordingly.  Denver is not devoid of talent at wide receiver, but considering how valuable the #2 and #3 slots have proven in years past, Latimore is more than worth a late round flier. At running back, I am locked in on Dan Herron and Theo Riddick.  In the later rounds, I'd much rather gamble on running backs who can contribute in the passing game.  Herron proved he can play on all three downs last year.  With Frank Gore getting a little long in the tooth, I would bet the house on Herron outperforming his ADP.  I have targeted Riddick due to the uncertainty surrounding Joique Bells injury, and his timetable to return.  He may not be a three down back, but I can easily envision a scenario where Riddick catches 50 passes this season. 
 
3. Do you feel it is more important to have quality depth at running back or wide receiver for in-season waiver leagues?  Explain your answer.

My rosters may not always reflect it, but if given the choice, I would much rather have quality depth at running back.  If a running back who is on waivers, suddenly becomes a starter or starts to receive a lot of carries/receptions, you will undoubtedly face stiff competition from at least half of your league.. Wide receivers are different due to the numbers.  There is a much larger number of receivers who are fantasy relevant each season, so it only makes sense that a higher number will become relevant through waivers and thus a higher number will be available each week.  Prognosticating running backs has also become much harder since the RBBC trend hit the NFL, therefore, I would much rather have quality depth at running back.  I know each week there will be a handful of wide receivers to choose from if I need emergency depth.  That is very rarely the case with running backs. 

 

Phil alexander - draft position 11

Pick Overall Selection
1.11 11 Charles, Jamaal KCC RB
2.02 14 Nelson, Jordy GBP WR
3.11 35 Ellington, Andre ARI RB
4.02 38 Sanders, Emmanuel DEN WR
5.11 59 Marshall, Brandon NYJ WR
6.02 62 Abdullah, Ameer DET RB
7.11 83 Ryan, Matt ATL QB
8.02 86 Brown, John ARI WR
9.11 107 White, Kevin CHI WR
10.02 110 Eifert, Tyler CIN TE
11.11 131 Davis, Knile KCC RB
12.02 134 Brady, Tom NEP QB
13.11 155 Helu, Roy OAK RB
14.02 158 Green, Ladarius SDC TE
15.11 179 Amendola, Danny NEP WR
16.02 182 Toon, Nick NOS WR
17.11 203 Daniels, Owen DEN TE
18.02 206 Panthers, Carolina CAR Def
19.11 227 Robinson, Josh IND RB
20.02 230 Bryant, Matt ATL PK

Overall Strategy:

Grab 2 RBS early, then pound the WR position for the first part of the draft.

Best Pick:

Emanual Sanders – 4.02. Sander is a solid pick in a PPR league, and his ADP is in the top half of the 3rd round. Alexander was able to nab him at the top of the 4th round, and pair him with Jordy Nelson to give him a strong start at the WR position.  

Worst Pick:

Tyler Eifert – 10.02. Alexander focused on the WR position a little too long and ignored the TE position until all of the top choices were gone. Eifert was the 12th TE taken off the board, and the 10th round is about 3 rounds higher than his current ADP.  Other players like Josh Hill and Kyle Rudolph are projected to be better performers than Eifert and they were both available at 10.02 as well. Eifert is a big reach for Alexander, and that could cost him.

evaluation:

Taking two solid backs early and then pounding the WR position is a solid approach and it looks to have worked in this case for Alexander. Jamaal Charles was a nice pickup at 1.11, and Andre Ellington at 3.11 gives Alexander a solid #2 back. He then hit the WR position to add Sanders, Brandon Marshall, John Brown and Kevin White to his stable of WRs to go with Jordy Nelson. This should give Alexander plenty of options to choose from when he needs to select 3 WR each week and probably his flex position as well. Matt Ryan is a solid QB and should hold the starting position until Tom Brady finishes his suspension where he will take over as the permanent starter on this team unless Ryan has a favorable matchup. Alexander’s biggest weakness is at the TE position were Tyler Eifert was a bit of a reach, and the other two selections won’t provide much additional support unless there is an injury to another player.

Post Draft Questions

1. What should you be looking for on the waiver wire after the first week of the season? 
 
When considering early season waiver moves, you have to weigh a player's ceiling vs. his opportunity cost. The goal is to acquire breakout players without sacrificing anything of substance to acquire them. If you have players on the end of your bench you weren't thrilled to leave your draft with - and those players do nothing in Week 1 to change your opinion - then by all means keep churning the end of your roster in the early weeks, in hopes of striking gold. But to use an example from last year, if the choice is between picking up a waiver wire hotshot like Allen Hurns (who posted a 4-110-2 line in Week 1 last year) and dropping someone like Travis Kelce (3-49-0 line in Week 1) - who was your favorite late round sleeper - it's usually best to back slowly away from your computer or mobile device. You drafted Kelce because you were convinced he would break through, and a one week sample shouldn't be enough to sway you from your convictions. 
 
2. Are there any players that you are high on that are returning from a major injury this year?  Explain why you are high on them this year. 
 
I've been ending up with Andre Ellington about a round ahead of his ADP in most of the drafts I've done in the last few weeks, and this one was no exception. You can read all the details about why I love Ellington here, but the Cliff's Notes version goes something like this:
 
Ellington shredded opposing defenses in 2013, finishing as the cumulative RB25 in standard leagues, despite not cracking double digit carries in a game until Week 8. Bruce Arians hasn't wavered all offseason in stating Ellington will see 20 total touches per game. He was saying similar things at this time last year, and sure enough, Ellington averaged 20.58 touches per game last season. Despite playing behind a bad offensive line, dealing with a partially torn foot tendon, and being tied to one of the worst offenses in the league after Carson Palmer got injured, Ellington ranked as the RB10 in standard leagues before going on injured reserve following Week 12. 
 
This year, Ellington will begin the season with a clean bill of health. The offensive line gets a huge boost with the signing of road-grading LG Mike Iupati. Palmer is back to keep defenses from focusing too much attention on stopping Ellington, whose fantasy points per game increased by nearly 40% with Palmer in the lineup last year. And Arians has basically come right out and said third round pick David Johnson was drafted as an insurance policy to guard against another injury to Ellington. 
 
Yes, he's an injury risk, but so is every player in the NFL, and Ellington showed toughness last year, playing through pain the entire way. He'll see enough volume - especially in the passing game - to provide a high week-to-week floor, and if he can still be anywhere near as explosive as he was in 2013, his ceiling is plenty high as well.
 
3. Which pick of yours do you feel was the best value for where you selected him? Explain why you like that player this year. 

I realize he's currently slated to miss the first four games of the season, but getting Tom Brady in the 12th round felt like larceny. Brady was the QB7 from Week 5 forward last season (not coincidentally when Rob Gronkowski started feeling like himself). When we last saw him on the field, Brady was throwing for 10 total touchdowns in three playoff games. It's not a stretch to imagine an angry Brady picking up where he left off last season, when he returns from suspension. With Matt Ryan also on my roster, I can afford to wait four games for Brady to return. And even if the possibility is remote at this point, there's still a chance Brady can win his court case, and avoid suspension entirely.

Ari Ingel - Draft Position 12

Pick Overall Selection
1.12 12 Anderson, C.J. DEN RB
2.01 13 Johnson, Calvin DET WR
3.12 36 Miller, Lamar MIA RB
4.01 37 Ingram, Mark NOS RB
5.12 60 Robinson, Allen JAC WR
6.01 61 Landry, Jarvis MIA WR
7.12 84 Cameron, Jordan MIA TE
8.01 85 Johnson, Charles MIN WR
9.12 108 Ajayi, Jay MIA RB
10.01 109 Witten, Jason DAL TE
11.12 132 Johnson, Stevie SDC WR
12.01 133 Ball, Montee DEN RB
13.12 156 Bradford, Sam PHI QB
14.01 157 Bills, Buffalo BUF Def
15.12 180 Cutler, Jay CHI QB
16.01 181 Jets, New York NYJ Def
17.12 204 Robinson, Khiry NOS RB
18.01 205 Wilson, Albert KCC WR
19.12 228 Tucker, Justin BAL PK
20.01 229 Smith, Geno NYJ QB

Overall Strategy:

Seriously fade the QB position and focus on RB and WR.

Best Pick:

C.J. Anderson – 1.12. Anderson’s fallen down the draft board a bit, but he’s still a solid RB1 in a PPR league. He’s a top 10 fantasy back with upside potential, and landing him at the end of the first round is pretty good.

Worst Pick:

Allen Robinson – 5.12. Drafting any WR from Jacksonville this season is a bit of a gamble but if you’re going to get one, Robinson is probably the guy. However, his current ADP has him somewhere around a 7th round value and he’s a low WR3 option in this type of fantasy league. Ari reached for him in at the 5/6 turn, and will be looking for Robinson to start every week on his fantasy team.  Ari would have been better waiting on Robinson and drafting a guy like Golden Tate who has a more proven track record or Sammy Watkins who has some upside potential.

Evaluation:  

Ari took some chances in this draft and he’s going to struggle a bit this season. Waiting on QB until the 13th round leaves you hoping Sam Bradford stays healthy or that Jay Cutler finally puts it together on a rebuilding squad. Question marks at WR with Allen Robinson and Jarvis Landry make Ari’s starting WR group very shaky. The TE combo of Jason Witten and Jordan Cameron is pretty good, but will it be enough to make this team competitive from week to week? That’s going to be the real question as the season progresses.

Post Draft Questions

1. Who are some players that you are targeting most in drafts this year. Explain why you have such high expectations for these players.
 
I am heavily targeting Frank Gore and C.J. Spiller in the third round. I think both could produce at the same level as many of the running backs going in the first round, especially in PPR leagues. If I wait until the 4th or 5th round to grab my second wide receiver, I’m targeting guys like Andre Johnson, Keenan Allen and Allen Robinson. All three of these guys have high floors and high ceilings in PPR leagues. I wouldn’t be shocked if all three of them caught 100 passes this year. With tight ends, if I miss out on the big three (Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham and Travis Kelce), I’m targeting Jordan Cameron, who has the potential to put up top five tight end numbers if he can stay healthy. Deep sleepers for the later rounds include Tyler Eifert, Niles Paul, Brandon Coleman, Albert Wilson and Josh Huff. 
 
2. Which players are you avoiding in drafts? Explain your answer. 
 
One of them just got hurt in Arian Foster. For a first or second round pick, I want to make sure I am getting value all season long and unfortunately he has a lot of soft tissue issues that have hampered him over the years and driven fantasy owners mad. We saw that again this week.  I am also avoiding LeSean McCoy. We saw last year what happens when he has to run behind a poor offensive line and this years line should be even worse. Once again, in the first and second rounds, I’m not taking that risk. You can also add Jonathan Stewart to that list. When healthy he will put up RB1 numbers, but he has yet to prove he can stay healthy all season long. On the wide receiver front, Im fading DeAndre Hopkins. Even before Fosters injury I was passing on Hopkins at his current ADP. The Texans dont have a quality quarterback, Hopkins is going to face 7 of PFFs top 8 rated cornerbacks after facing none last year and I just dont see this offense moving the ball enough for him to be drafted over guys like Emmanuel Sanders, Alshon Jeffery, Mike Evans, Jordan Matthews, Keenan Allen, T.Y. Hilton and others. 
 
3. How much of a factor does strength of schedule play into your draft strategy? 
 
I think the more information any fantasy owner has, the better. It is all about that little bit of edge, and strength of schedule often gets ignored, until you are actually in the season and see your guys projected as a sit every week. While I dont think people should over emphasize it, if I’m deciding between a top running back like Eddie Lacy or Marshawn Lynch, maybe so. Lacy had a very difficult schedule to the start of last season and it showed in his stats. He did’t top 50 yards rushing until week 5. It’s fine to say you like Lacy over Lynch, but if you project them to be about even, strength of schedule can be the difference maker. For defenses it certainly does play a role for sure. Take Miami for instance. They start the season playing: at Wash, at Jax, vs Buff, vs NYJ, at Tenn and vs Hou. They are essentially a must start defense for the first seven weeks. 

Full Draft List

Pick Overall Franchise Selection
1.01 1 Sigmund Bloom Bell, Le'Veon PIT RB
1.02 2 Daniel Simpkins Brown, Antonio PIT WR
1.03 3 Austin Lee Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE
1.04 4 Steve Buzzard Beckham, Odell NYG WR
1.05 5 John Mamula Peterson, Adrian MIN RB
1.06 6 Mark Wimer Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR
1.07 7 Matt Waldman Lynch, Marshawn SEA RB
1.08 8 Alex Miglio Bryant, Dez DAL WR
1.09 9 Jeff Tefertiller Jones, Julio ATL WR
1.10 10 BJ Vanderwoude Lacy, Eddie GBP RB
1.11 11 Phil Alexander Charles, Jamaal KCC RB
1.12 12 Ari Ingel Anderson, C.J. DEN RB
2.01 13 Ari Ingel Johnson, Calvin DET WR
2.02 14 Phil Alexander Nelson, Jordy GBP WR
2.03 15 BJ Vanderwoude Cobb, Randall GBP WR
2.04 16 Jeff Tefertiller Forte, Matt CHI RB
2.05 17 Alex Miglio Foster, Arian HOU RB
2.06 18 Matt Waldman Green, A.J. CIN WR
2.07 19 Mark Wimer McCoy, LeSean BUF RB
2.08 20 John Mamula Jeffery, Alshon CHI WR
2.09 21 Steve Buzzard Hopkins, DeAndre HOU WR
2.10 22 Austin Lee Evans, Mike TBB WR
2.11 23 Daniel Simpkins Cooks, Brandin NOS WR
2.12 24 Sigmund Bloom Murray, DeMarco PHI RB
3.01 25 Sigmund Bloom Gore, Frank IND RB
3.02 26 Daniel Simpkins Gordon, Melvin SDC RB
3.03 27 Austin Lee Forsett, Justin BAL RB
3.04 28 Steve Buzzard Spiller, C.J. NOS RB
3.05 29 John Mamula Hilton, T.Y. IND WR
3.06 30 Mark Wimer Graham, Jimmy SEA TE
3.07 31 Matt Waldman Hill, Jeremy CIN RB
3.08 32 Alex Miglio Benjamin, Kelvin CAR WR
3.09 33 Jeff Tefertiller Gurley, Todd STL RB
3.10 34 BJ Vanderwoude Hyde, Carlos SFO RB
3.11 35 Phil Alexander Ellington, Andre ARI RB
3.12 36 Ari Ingel Miller, Lamar MIA RB
4.01 37 Ari Ingel Ingram, Mark NOS RB
4.02 38 Phil Alexander Sanders, Emmanuel DEN WR
4.03 39 BJ Vanderwoude Edelman, Julian NEP WR
4.04 40 Jeff Tefertiller Luck, Andrew IND QB
4.05 41 Alex Miglio Morris, Alfred WAS RB
4.06 42 Matt Waldman Cooper, Amari OAK WR
4.07 43 Mark Wimer Murray, Latavius OAK RB
4.08 44 John Mamula Randle, Joseph DAL RB
4.09 45 Steve Buzzard Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB
4.10 46 Austin Lee Matthews, Jordan PHI WR
4.11 47 Daniel Simpkins Bryant, Martavis PIT WR
4.12 48 Sigmund Bloom Johnson, Andre IND WR
5.01 49 Sigmund Bloom Kelce, Travis KCC TE
5.02 50 Daniel Simpkins Yeldon, T.J. JAC RB
5.03 51 Austin Lee Stewart, Jonathan CAR RB
5.04 52 Steve Buzzard Jennings, Rashad NYG RB
5.05 53 John Mamula Wilson, Russell SEA QB
5.06 54 Mark Wimer Agholor, Nelson PHI WR
5.07 55 Matt Waldman Olsen, Greg CAR TE
5.08 56 Alex Miglio Allen, Keenan SDC WR
5.09 57 Jeff Tefertiller LaFell, Brandon NEP WR
5.10 58 BJ Vanderwoude Bernard, Giovani CIN RB
5.11 59 Phil Alexander Marshall, Brandon NYJ WR
5.12 60 Ari Ingel Robinson, Allen JAC WR
6.01 61 Ari Ingel Landry, Jarvis MIA WR
6.02 62 Phil Alexander Abdullah, Ameer DET RB
6.03 63 BJ Vanderwoude Tate, Golden DET WR
6.04 64 Jeff Tefertiller Bennett, Martellus CHI TE
6.05 65 Alex Miglio Vereen, Shane NYG RB
6.06 66 Matt Waldman Crowell, Isaiah CLE RB
6.07 67 Mark Wimer Jackson, DeSean WAS WR
6.08 68 John Mamula White, Roddy ATL WR
6.09 69 Steve Buzzard Jackson, Vincent TBB WR
6.10 70 Austin Lee Coleman, Tevin ATL RB
6.11 71 Daniel Simpkins Watkins, Sammy BUF WR
6.12 72 Sigmund Bloom Wallace, Mike MIN WR
7.01 73 Sigmund Bloom Maclin, Jeremy KCC WR
7.02 74 Daniel Simpkins Floyd, Michael ARI WR
7.03 75 Austin Lee Brees, Drew NOS QB
7.04 76 Steve Buzzard Ertz, Zach PHI TE
7.05 77 John Mamula Freeman, Devonta ATL RB
7.06 78 Mark Wimer Manning, Peyton DEN QB
7.07 79 Matt Waldman Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB
7.08 80 Alex Miglio Newton, Cam CAR QB
7.09 81 Jeff Tefertiller Wright, Kendall TEN WR
7.10 82 BJ Vanderwoude Thomas, Julius JAC TE
7.11 83 Phil Alexander Ryan, Matt ATL QB
7.12 84 Ari Ingel Cameron, Jordan MIA TE
8.01 85 Ari Ingel Johnson, Charles MIN WR
8.02 86 Phil Alexander Brown, John ARI WR
8.03 87 BJ Vanderwoude Stafford, Matthew DET QB
8.04 88 Jeff Tefertiller Blount, LeGarrette NEP RB
8.05 89 Alex Miglio Walker, Delanie TEN TE
8.06 90 Matt Waldman Decker, Eric NYJ WR
8.07 91 Mark Wimer Bell, Joique DET RB
8.08 92 John Mamula McFadden, Darren DAL RB
8.09 93 Steve Buzzard Cruz, Victor NYG WR
8.10 94 Austin Lee Smith, Torrey SFO WR
8.11 95 Daniel Simpkins Tannehill, Ryan MIA QB
8.12 96 Sigmund Bloom Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR
9.01 97 Sigmund Bloom Johnson, Duke CLE RB
9.02 98 Daniel Simpkins Johnson, David ARI RB
9.03 99 Austin Lee Ivory, Chris NYJ RB
9.04 100 Steve Buzzard Colston, Marques NOS WR
9.05 101 John Mamula Boldin, Anquan SFO WR
9.06 102 Mark Wimer Stills, Kenny MIA WR
9.07 103 Matt Waldman Smith, Steve BAL WR
9.08 104 Alex Miglio Woodhead, Danny SDC RB
9.09 105 Jeff Tefertiller Perriman, Breshad BAL WR
9.10 106 BJ Vanderwoude Garcon, Pierre WAS WR
9.11 107 Phil Alexander White, Kevin CHI WR
9.12 108 Ari Ingel Ajayi, Jay MIA RB
10.01 109 Ari Ingel Witten, Jason DAL TE
10.02 110 Phil Alexander Eifert, Tyler CIN TE
10.03 111 BJ Vanderwoude Adams, Davante GBP WR
10.04 112 Jeff Tefertiller Crabtree, Michael OAK WR
10.05 113 Alex Miglio Rudolph, Kyle MIN TE
10.06 114 Matt Waldman Martin, Doug TBB RB
10.07 115 Mark Wimer Manning, Eli NYG QB
10.08 116 John Mamula Hill, Josh NOS TE
10.09 117 Steve Buzzard Sankey, Bishop TEN RB
10.10 118 Austin Lee Randle, Rueben NYG WR
10.11 119 Daniel Simpkins Seferian-Jenkins, Austin TBB TE
10.12 120 Sigmund Bloom Allen, Dwayne IND TE
11.01 121 Sigmund Bloom Mathews, Ryan PHI RB
11.02 122 Daniel Simpkins Sims, Charles TBB RB
11.03 123 Austin Lee Quick, Brian STL WR
11.04 124 Steve Buzzard Bush, Reggie SFO RB
11.05 125 John Mamula Williams, Terrance DAL WR
11.06 126 Mark Wimer Jones, Marvin CIN WR
11.07 127 Matt Waldman Romo, Tony DAL QB
11.08 128 Alex Miglio Baldwin, Doug SEA WR
11.09 129 Jeff Tefertiller Bowe, Dwayne CLE WR
11.10 130 BJ Vanderwoude Mason, Tre STL RB
11.11 131 Phil Alexander Davis, Knile KCC RB
11.12 132 Ari Ingel Johnson, Stevie SDC WR
12.01 133 Ari Ingel Ball, Montee DEN RB
12.02 134 Phil Alexander Brady, Tom NEP QB
12.03 135 BJ Vanderwoude Latimer, Cody DEN WR
12.04 136 Jeff Tefertiller Green-Beckham, Dorial TEN WR
12.05 137 Alex Miglio Rivers, Philip SDC QB
12.06 138 Matt Waldman Gates, Antonio SDC TE
12.07 139 Mark Wimer Kearse, Jermaine SEA WR
12.08 140 John Mamula Winston, Jameis TBB QB
12.09 141 Steve Buzzard Moncrief, Donte IND WR
12.10 142 Austin Lee White, James NEP RB
12.11 143 Daniel Simpkins Parker, DeVante MIA WR
12.12 144 Sigmund Bloom Bridgewater, Teddy MIN QB
13.01 145 Sigmund Bloom Dorsett, Phillip IND WR
13.02 146 Daniel Simpkins Cobb, David TEN RB
13.03 147 Austin Lee McKinnon, Jerick MIN RB
13.04 148 Steve Buzzard Harvin, Percy BUF WR
13.05 149 John Mamula Sproles, Darren PHI RB
13.06 150 Mark Wimer Donnell, Larry NYG TE
13.07 151 Matt Waldman Texans, Houston HOU Def
13.08 152 Alex Miglio Seahawks, Seattle SEA Def
13.09 153 Jeff Tefertiller Riddick, Theo DET RB
13.10 154 BJ Vanderwoude Ebron, Eric DET TE
13.11 155 Phil Alexander Helu, Roy OAK RB
13.12 156 Ari Ingel Bradford, Sam PHI QB
14.01 157 Ari Ingel Bills, Buffalo BUF Def
14.02 158 Phil Alexander Green, Ladarius SDC TE
14.03 159 BJ Vanderwoude Kaepernick, Colin SFO QB
14.04 160 Jeff Tefertiller Hurns, Allen JAC WR
14.05 161 Alex Miglio Funchess, Devin CAR WR
14.06 162 Matt Waldman Turbin, Robert SEA RB
14.07 163 Mark Wimer Broncos, Denver DEN Def
14.08 164 John Mamula Rams, St. Louis STL Def
14.09 165 Steve Buzzard Herron, Dan IND RB
14.10 166 Austin Lee Clay, Charles BUF TE
14.11 167 Daniel Simpkins Patterson, Cordarrelle MIN WR
14.12 168 Sigmund Bloom Dunbar, Lance DAL RB
15.01 169 Sigmund Bloom Palmer, Carson ARI QB
15.02 170 Daniel Simpkins Williams, DeAngelo PIT RB
15.03 171 Austin Lee Flacco, Joe BAL QB
15.04 172 Steve Buzzard Griffin III, Robert WAS QB
15.05 173 John Mamula Jones, Matt WAS RB
15.06 174 Mark Wimer Williams, Andre NYG RB
15.07 175 Matt Waldman Britt, Kenny STL WR
15.08 176 Alex Miglio Artis-Payne, Cameron CAR RB
15.09 177 Jeff Tefertiller Dalton, Andy CIN QB
15.10 178 BJ Vanderwoude West, Terrance CLE RB
15.11 179 Phil Alexander Amendola, Danny NEP WR
15.12 180 Ari Ingel Cutler, Jay CHI QB
16.01 181 Ari Ingel Jets, New York NYJ Def
16.02 182 Phil Alexander Toon, Nick NOS WR
16.03 183 BJ Vanderwoude Strong, Jaelen HOU WR
16.04 184 Jeff Tefertiller Dolphins, Miami MIA Def
16.05 185 Alex Miglio Huff, Josh PHI WR
16.06 186 Matt Waldman Davis, Vernon SFO TE
16.07 187 Mark Wimer Vinatieri, Adam IND PK
16.08 188 John Mamula Fleener, Coby IND TE
16.09 189 Steve Buzzard Eagles, Philadelphia PHI Def
16.10 190 Austin Lee Wilson, Marquess CHI WR
16.11 191 Daniel Simpkins Michael, Christine SEA RB
16.12 192 Sigmund Bloom Gray, Jonas NEP RB
17.01 193 Sigmund Bloom Gabriel, Taylor CLE WR
17.02 194 Daniel Simpkins Sanchez, Mark PHI QB
17.03 195 Austin Lee Floyd, Malcom SDC WR
17.04 196 Steve Buzzard Wheaton, Markus PIT WR
17.05 197 John Mamula Austin, Tavon STL WR
17.06 198 Mark Wimer Allen, Javorius BAL RB
17.07 199 Matt Waldman Coleman, Brandon NOS WR
17.08 200 Alex Miglio Bailey, Stedman STL WR
17.09 201 Jeff Tefertiller Gostkowski, Stephen NEP PK
17.10 202 BJ Vanderwoude Patriots, New England NEP Def
17.11 203 Phil Alexander Daniels, Owen DEN TE
17.12 204 Ari Ingel Robinson, Khiry NOS RB
18.01 205 Ari Ingel Wilson, Albert KCC WR
18.02 206 Phil Alexander Panthers, Carolina CAR Def
18.03 207 BJ Vanderwoude Royal, Eddie CHI WR
18.04 208 Jeff Tefertiller Hardy, Justin ATL WR
18.05 209 Alex Miglio Brown, Marlon BAL WR
18.06 210 Matt Waldman Rice, Ray FA* RB
18.07 211 Mark Wimer Beasley, Cole DAL WR
18.08 212 John Mamula Shorts, Cecil HOU WR
18.09 213 Steve Buzzard Packers, Green Bay GBP Def
18.10 214 Austin Lee Wright, Jarius MIN WR
18.11 215 Daniel Simpkins Reed, Jordan WAS TE
18.12 216 Sigmund Bloom Starks, James GBP RB
19.01 217 Sigmund Bloom Colts, Indianapolis IND Def
19.02 218 Daniel Simpkins Vikings, Minnesota MIN Def
19.03 219 Austin Lee Bengals, Cincinnati CIN Def
19.04 220 Steve Buzzard Crosby, Mason GBP PK
19.05 221 John Mamula Hauschka, Steven SEA PK
19.06 222 Mark Wimer Cardinals, Arizona ARI Def
19.07 223 Matt Waldman Bailey, Dan DAL PK
19.08 224 Alex Miglio Ridley, Stevan NYJ RB
19.09 225 Jeff Tefertiller Miller, Heath PIT TE
19.10 226 BJ Vanderwoude Cook, Jared STL TE
19.11 227 Phil Alexander Robinson, Josh IND RB
19.12 228 Ari Ingel Tucker, Justin BAL PK
20.01 229 Ari Ingel Smith, Geno NYJ QB
20.02 230 Phil Alexander Bryant, Matt ATL PK
20.03 231 BJ Vanderwoude Parkey, Cody PHI PK
20.04 232 Jeff Tefertiller Powell, Bilal NYJ RB
20.05 233 Alex Miglio Catanzaro, Chandler ARI PK
20.06 234 Matt Waldman Davis, Mike SFO RB
20.07 235 Mark Wimer Carter, Duron IND WR
20.08 236 John Mamula Hawkins, Andrew CLE WR
20.09 237 Steve Buzzard Hillman, Ronnie DEN RB
20.10 238 Austin Lee Barth, Connor DEN PK
20.11 239 Daniel Simpkins Prater, Matt DET PK
20.12 240 Sigmund Bloom Carpenter, Dan BUF PK

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