Fantasy Football Mock Draft: We’re purchasing upside with novices flying off the board


It took us a bit longer than anticipated to do our very first PPR mock draft following the NFLDraft That’s since we were cranking out material for our upcoming FantasyFootball publication, which we perform in combination with BeckettSports

The publication will be offered in early June, and I assure you will delight in all the Draft Prep we need to provide. And now that the outrageous plug for the publication runs out the method, let’s enter into this mock draft.

With the novices lastly in location on NFL lineups, we can totally examine their Fantasy outlooks for this season. And here, you can get a gauge of where they need to be picked on Draft Day in a 12- group PPR league.

HeathCummings did a fantastic task taking a look at the novices for dynasty leagues, which you can check out here This is a great guide for those of you in rookie-only drafts, occurring now.

But novices are plainly seen in a different way in seasonal leagues, and just a handful are typically quality Fantasy choices throughout a season. In 2018, people like SaquonBarkley, PhillipLindsay, NickChubb and CalvinRidley were trusted beginners throughout the year. Meanwhile, others like BakerMayfield, JoshAllen, SonyMichel, KerryonJohnson, D.J. Moore and DantePettis had a lot of favorable production, though it was erratic.

The exact same will occur this season. There will likewise be novices who tumble, much like what took place to RashaadPenny, RonaldJones, RoyceFreeman and CourtlandSutton, to name a few, in 2015. Still, we gravitate towards novices, particularly when they are put in prime areas. I’m definitely guilty of doing that in this mock draft.

I prepared the very first novice, Raiders running back JoshJacobs, in Round 4 atNo 38 general. That may be prematurely, particularly considering that there were other quality running backs still offered in AaronJones, ChrisCarson, Lindsay, MarlonMack and Johnson, however I like the advantage forJacobs

As the starter in Oakland, I’m anticipating 250- plus touches, and Jacobs has the prospective to be a workhorse. I predict him as a top-15 running back in all formats.

I likewise prepared the 2nd novice in Chicago running back DavidMontgomery in Round 6 atNo 62 general. While Montgomery might share time with TarikCohen and MikeDavis, I’m still relying on quality production from the novice as the replacement for the left JordanHoward(Philadelphia).

Speaking of Howard, Eagles running back MilesSanders was the 3rd novice prepared in Round 6 atNo 64 general. Sanders might be the starter in Philadelphia, ahead of Howard, as early as Week 1, and this was a great area to prepare him. He’s a flex alternative in many leagues to begin the season, however he might be a top-20 running back by the end of the year.

Jacobs,Montgomery and Sanders, disallowing something unpredicted occurring, will be the leading 3 novices prepared in many leagues. They have the most upside at a position we understand Fantasy gamers wish for, and all 3 might become prospective studs.

But after this trio of running backs, search for the novice receivers to begin coming off the board in many drafts, which took place here. ParrisCampbell and MecoleHardman entered Round 7, and N’KealHarry and MarquiseBrown entered Round 9.

All of these people landed in excellent to possibly fantastic scenarios. Campbell might be the starter in Indianapolis opposite T.Y. Hilton and capturing passes from AndrewLuck Hardman might be a starter in Kansas City in location of TyreekHill, who might be suspended, and he ‘d be capturing passes from PatrickMahomes Harry might be a substantial possession in New England with RobGronkowski gone. And Brown might be theNo 1 receiver in Baltimore, which might cause a lot of targets, even from LamarJackson

Other novices of note in this mock draft consist of DarrellHenderson, D.K. Metcalf, NoahFant, T.J. Hockenson and KylerMurray All of them might be quality Fantasy choices this year.

Henderson was prepared in Round 9 atNo 107 general by, guess who, and his Fantasy worth might surge by the time we get toAugust As the anticipatedNo 2 running back for the Rams, Henderson might be in a fantastic area if ToddGurley has any problem with his knee, which triggered him issues in the playoffs last season.

Metcalf was prepared in Round 10 atNo 109 in general, which might be a take now that DougBaldwin was launched by Seattle By the time we get to August, do not be amazed if Metcalf is the starter reverse TylerLockett, which will increase his Fantasy worth.

Fant and Hockenson, who were colleagues at Iowa, will likely be compared throughout their professions. Fant was prepared initially in this mock draft in Round 10 atNo 117 in general, and Hockenson entered Round 11 atNo 124 general.

I like Hockenson a little much better than Fant, however neither deserves preparing as a starter in seasonal leagues. Only as soon as considering that 2014 has a novice tight end completed as aNo 1 Fantasy alternative in PPR, which was EvanEngram in2017 Rookie tight ends simply aren’t reliable Fantasy choices immediately.

As for Murray, he was the only novice quarterback prepared, which will likely hold true in many one-quarterback seasonal leagues. I do not advise preparing him as your only starter, however he does have leading-10 upside playing in Kliff Kingsbury’s offense.

Here,Meron Berkson prepared Murray as a backup to CamNewton in Round 13 atNo 146 in general, which is a clever relocation with Newton coming off in 2015’s shoulder injury. If Newton is out or has any constraints with his shoulder then Murray will ideally be a capable replacement.

Plenty of other novices were taken in this mock draft, and you need to examine where they were picked if there are particular people you wish to target. A few of my preferred late-round novices consist of AndyIsabella, DarwinThompson and DeeboSamuel

Isabella may be the very best Cardinals novice receiver ahead of MalcolmButler, and Thompson is among my preferred sleepers. I’m not offered on DamienWilliams as the full-time starter in Kansas City for 16 video games, and Thompson might be the Chiefs finest running back by the end of the season.

I prepared Samuel in Round 14 atNo 158 in general, and he needs to have the opportunity to begin in San Francisco opposite DantePettis He was a simple choice to make this late in the draft.

I likewise required a receiver with upside offered the state of my lineup. After preparing Michael Thomas and Odell Beckham with my very first 2 choices, I went running back heavy with 6 of my next 7 choices: Leonard Fournette, Jacobs, Montgomery, Peyton Barber, Ronald Jones andHenderson

Please catch Fournette if he falls past the start of Round 3. I understand he burned a great deal of you last season, however the offending line, quarterback and his evident enhanced mindset need to assist him have a breakout project in2019

And together with the novice running backs, I likewise chose to take both people in Tampa Bay’s backfield, Barber andJones Should one end up being the highlighted alternative for the Buccaneers under coach Bruce Arians, that back might be a star.

Running back, tight end (Engram) and quarterback (JameisWinston) need to remain in fantastic shape on this lineup, together with my beginning receivers. Receiver depth is my only issue.

Along with Samuel, I likewise have Anthony Miller and JohnBrown Miller will ideally enhance in his sophomore season, and I anticipate Brown to do well being coupled with Allen inBuffalo

I like all 3 of these receivers, however my Fantasy group would remain in problem if Thomas or Beckham got harmed. Let’s simply hope both of them play all 16 video games this year.

In this league, all goals deserve 6 points, and we award one point for every single 10 lawns hurrying and getting and one point for every single 25 lawns passing. We likewise award one point for every single reception. We include a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, FLEX (RB/WR/TE), K and DST. There likewise are 6 reserve areas for a 15- round draft.

Our draft order is as follows:

  1. R.J. White, NFL Editor
  2. MeronBerkson, CBS Sports HQ Producer
  3. BenGretch, Fantasy Editor
  4. MatthewCoca, CBS Sports HQ Producer
  5. AndrewBaumhor, CBS Sports HQ Producer
  6. GeorgeMaselli, Fantasy Editor
  7. TommyTran, CBS Sports HQ Host
  8. DaveRichard, Senior Fantasy Writer
  9. AdamAizer, Podcast Host
  10. ChrisTowers, Senior Editor, Fantasy
  11. JameyEisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
  12. JackCapotorto, CBS Sports HQ Producer

RoundBy Round

Round 1
Pos Team Player
1 R.J. White S. Barkley RB NYG
2 MeronBerkson A. Kamara RB NO
3 BenGretch C. McCaffrey RB AUTOMOBILE
4 MatthewCoca E. Elliott RB DAL
5 AndrewBaumhor M. Gordon RB LAC
6 GeorgeMaselli D. Adams WR GB
7 TommyTran D. Hopkins WR HOU
8 DaveRichard J. Jones WR ATL
9 AdamAizer J. Conner RB PIT
10 ChrisTowers J. Smith-Schuster WR PIT
11 JameyEisenberg M. Thomas WR NO
12 JackCapotorto D. Johnson RB ARI
Round 2
Pos Team Player
13 JackCapotorto T. Gurley RB LAR
14 JameyEisenberg O. Beckham WR CLE
15 ChrisTowers T. Kelce TE KC
16 AdamAizer L. Bell RB NYJ
17 DaveRichard J. Mixon RB CIN
18 TommyTran A. Brown WR OAK
19 GeorgeMaselli Z. Ertz TE PHI
20 AndrewBaumhor K. Allen WR LAC
21 MatthewCoca M. Evans WR TB
22 BenGretch G. Kittle TE SF
23 MeronBerkson N. Chubb RB CLE
24 R.J. White A. Green WR CIN
Round 3
Pos Team Player
25 R.J. White A. Cooper WR DAL
26 MeronBerkson T. Hilton WR IND
27 BenGretch S. Diggs WR MINUTES
28 MatthewCoca A. Thielen WR MINUTES
29 AndrewBaumhor D. Cook RB MINUTES
30 GeorgeMaselli P. Mahomes QB KC
31 TommyTran R. Woods WR LAR
32 DaveRichard D. Williams RB KC
33 AdamAizer J. Edelman WR NE
34 ChrisTowers D. Freeman RB ATL
35 JameyEisenberg L. Fournette RB JAC
36 JackCapotorto J. Landry WR CLE
Round 4
Pos Team Player
37 JackCapotorto B. Cooks WR LAR
38 JameyEisenberg J. Jacobs RB OAK
39 ChrisTowers S. Watkins WR KC
40 AdamAizer K. Golladay WR DET
41 DaveRichard A. Jones RB GB
42 TommyTran C. Carson RB SEA
43 GeorgeMaselli P. Lindsay RB DEN
44 AndrewBaumhor C. Godwin WR TB
45 MatthewCoca M. Mack RB IND
46 BenGretch K. Johnson RB DET
47 MeronBerkson T. Cohen RB CHI
48 R.J. White S. Michel RB NE
Round 5
Pos Team Player
49 R.J. White J. White RB NE
50 MeronBerkson D. Moore WR AUTOMOBILE
51 BenGretch T. Boyd WR CIN
52 MatthewCoca T. Lockett WR SEA
53 AndrewBaumhor K. Drake RB MIA
54 GeorgeMaselli D. Henry RB 10
55 TommyTran M. Ingram RB BAL
56 DaveRichard C. Ridley WR ATL
57 AdamAizer C. Kupp WR LAR
58 ChrisTowers L. Miller RB HOU
59 JameyEisenberg E. Engram TE NYG
60 JackCapotorto A. Rodgers QB GB
Round 6
Pos Team Player
61 JackCapotorto E. Ebron TE IND
62 JameyEisenberg D. Montgomery RB CHI
63 ChrisTowers D. Guice RB WAS
64 AdamAizer M. Sanders RB PHI
65 DaveRichard D. Pettis WR SF
66 TommyTran O. Howard TE TB
67 GeorgeMaselli M. Williams WR LAC
68 AndrewBaumhor H. Henry TE LAC
69 MatthewCoca R. Anderson WR NYJ
70 BenGretch W. Fuller WR HOU
71 MeronBerkson A. Jeffery WR PHI
72 R.J. White T. Coleman RB SF
Round 7
Pos Team Player
73 R.J. White A. Robinson WR CHI
74 MeronBerkson J. Cook TE NO
75 BenGretch C. Kirk WR ARI
76 MatthewCoca J. Washington WR PIT
77 AndrewBaumhor J. McKinnon RB SF
78 GeorgeMaselli L. McCoy RB BUF
79 TommyTran A. Luck QB IND
80 DaveRichard P. Campbell WR IND
81 AdamAizer G. Allison WR GB
82 ChrisTowers M. Hardman WR KC
83 JameyEisenberg P. Barber RB TB
84 JackCapotorto S. Shepard WR NYG
Round 8
Pos Team Player
85 JackCapotorto D. Njoku TE CLE
86 JameyEisenberg R. Jones RB TB
87 ChrisTowers D. Westbrook WR JAC
88 AdamAizer D. Watson QB HOU
89 DaveRichard M. Ryan QB ATL
90 TommyTran K. Coutee WR HOU
91 GeorgeMaselli L. Fitzgerald WR ARI
92 AndrewBaumhor G. Tate WR NYG
93 MatthewCoca K. Ballage RB MIA
94 BenGretch B. Mayfield QB CLE
95 MeronBerkson L. Murray RB NO
96 R.J. White M. Jones WR DET
Round 9
Pos Team Player
97 R.J. White C. Davis WR 10
98 MeronBerkson N. Harry WR NE
99 BenGretch M. Breida RB SF
100 MatthewCoca R. Wilson QB SEA
101 AndrewBaumhor A. Ekeler RB LAC
102 GeorgeMaselli C. Hyde RB KC
103 TommyTran J. Howard RB PHI
104 DaveRichard R. Penny RB SEA
105 AdamAizer M. Brown WR BAL
106 ChrisTowers I. Smith RB ATL
107 JameyEisenberg D. Henderson RB LAR
108 JackCapotorto K. Hunt RB CLE
Round10
Pos Team Player
109 JackCapotorto D. Metcalf WR SEA
110 JameyEisenberg J. Winston QB TB
111 ChrisTowers R. Freeman RB DEN
112 AdamAizer J. Williams RB GB
113 DaveRichard C. Sutton WR DEN
114 TommyTran D. Singletary RB BUF
115 GeorgeMaselli D. Harris RB NE
116 AndrewBaumhor D. Hamilton WR DEN
117 MatthewCoca N. Fant TE DEN
118 BenGretch C. Samuel WR AUTOMOBILE
119 MeronBerkson E. Sanders WR DEN
120 R.J. White D. Brees QB NO
Round11
Pos Team Player
121 R.J. White N. Hines RB IND
122 MeronBerkson J. Crowder WR NYJ
123 BenGretch J. Hill RB BAL
124 MatthewCoca T. Hockenson TE DET
125 AndrewBaumhor A. Brown WR 10
126 GeorgeMaselli R. Gronkowski TE NE
127 TommyTran M. Valdes-Scantling WR GB
128 DaveRichard A. Mattison RB MINUTES
129 AdamAizer V. McDonald TE PIT
130 ChrisTowers T. Williams WR OAK
131 JameyEisenberg A. Miller WR CHI
132 JackCapotorto D. Moncrief WR PIT
Round12
Pos Team Player
133 JackCapotorto D. Lewis RB 10
134 JameyEisenberg Bears DST CHI
135 ChrisTowers D. Jackson WR PHI
136 AdamAizer D. Foreman RB HOU
137 DaveRichard A. Hooper TE ATL
138 TommyTran J. Goff QB LAR
139 GeorgeMaselli C. Thompson RB WAS
140 AndrewBaumhor C. Wentz QB PHI
141 MatthewCoca J. Samuels RB PIT
142 BenGretch M. Lee WR JAC
143 MeronBerkson C. Newton QB AUTOMOBILE
144 R.J. White D. Johnson RB CLE
Round13
Pos Team Player
145 R.J. White C. Herndon TE NYJ
146 MeronBerkson K. Murray QB ARI
147 BenGretch J. Richard RB OAK
148 MatthewCoca Ravens DST BAL
149 AndrewBaumhor P. Rivers QB LAC
150 GeorgeMaselli A. Isabella WR ARI
151 TommyTran Z. Jones WR BUF
152 DaveRichard D. Thompson RB KC
153 AdamAizer D. Walker TE 10
154 ChrisTowers D. Prescott QB DAL
155 JameyEisenberg J. Brown WR BUF
156 JackCapotorto C. Anderson RB DET
Round14
Pos Team Player
157 JackCapotorto Jaguars DST JAC
158 JameyEisenberg D. Samuel WR SF
159 ChrisTowers Vikings DST MINUTES
160 AdamAizer G. Zuerlein K LAR
161 DaveRichard Texans DST HOU
162 TommyTran Chargers DST LAC
163 GeorgeMaselli Rams DST LAR
164 AndrewBaumhor Saints DST NO
165 MatthewCoca J. Tucker K BAL
166 BenGretch Cowboys DST DAL
167 MeronBerkson Browns DST CLE
168 R.J. White Patriots DST NE
Round15
Pos Team Player
169 R.J. White S. Gostkowski K NE
170 MeronBerkson K. Fairbairn K HOU
171 BenGretch W. Lutz K NO
172 MatthewCoca T. Brady QB NE
173 AndrewBaumhor A. Vinatieri K IND
174 GeorgeMaselli H. Butker K KC
175 TommyTran G. Tavecchio K ATL
176 DaveRichard R. Gould K SF
177 AdamAizer Eagles DST PHI
178 ChrisTowers J. Myers K SEA
179 JameyEisenberg M. Crosby K GB
180 JackCapotorto J. Elliott K PHI

Team by Team

R.J. White
Rd Pk Player
1 1 S. Barkley RB NYG
2 24 A. Green WR CIN
3 25 A. Cooper WR DAL
4 48 S. Michel RB NE
5 49 J. White RB NE
6 72 T. Coleman RB SF
7 73 A. Robinson WR CHI
8 96 M. Jones WR DET
9 97 C. Davis WR 10
10 120 D. Brees QB NO
11 121 N. Hines RB IND
12 144 D. Johnson RB CLE
13 145 C. Herndon TE NYJ
14 168 Patriots DST NE
15 169 S. Gostkowski K NE
MeronBerkson
Rd Pk Player
1 2 A. Kamara RB NO
2 23 N. Chubb RB CLE
3 26 T. Hilton WR IND
4 47 T. Cohen RB CHI
5 50 D. Moore WR AUTOMOBILE
6 71 A. Jeffery WR PHI
7 74 J. Cook TE NO
8 95 L. Murray RB NO
9 98 N. Harry WR NE
10 119 E. Sanders WR DEN
11 122 J. Crowder WR NYJ
12 143 C. Newton QB AUTOMOBILE
13 146 K. Murray QB ARI
14 167 Browns DST CLE
15 170 K. Fairbairn K HOU
BenGretch
Rd Pk Player
1 3 C. McCaffrey RB AUTOMOBILE
2 22 G. Kittle TE SF
3 27 S. Diggs WR MINUTES
4 46 K. Johnson RB DET
5 51 T. Boyd WR CIN
6 70 W. Fuller WR HOU
7 75 C. Kirk WR ARI
8 94 B. Mayfield QB CLE
9 99 M. Breida RB SF
10 118 C. Samuel WR AUTOMOBILE
11 123 J. Hill RB BAL
12 142 M. Lee WR JAC
13 147 J. Richard RB OAK
14 166 Cowboys DST DAL
15 171 W. Lutz K NO
MatthewCoca
Rd Pk Player
1 4 E. Elliott RB DAL
2 21 M. Evans WR TB
3 28 A. Thielen WR MINUTES
4 45 M. Mack RB IND
5 52 T. Lockett WR SEA
6 69 R. Anderson WR NYJ
7 76 J. Washington WR PIT
8 93 K. Ballage RB MIA
9 100 R. Wilson QB SEA
10 117 N. Fant TE DEN
11 124 T. Hockenson TE DET
12 141 J. Samuels RB PIT
13 148 Ravens DST BAL
14 165 J. Tucker K BAL
15 172 T. Brady QB NE
AndrewBaumhor
Rd Pk Player
1 5 M. Gordon RB LAC
2 20 K. Allen WR LAC
3 29 D. Cook RB MINUTES
4 44 C. Godwin WR TB
5 53 K. Drake RB MIA
6 68 H. Henry TE LAC
7 77 J. McKinnon RB SF
8 92 G. Tate WR NYG
9 101 A. Ekeler RB LAC
10 116 D. Hamilton WR DEN
11 125 A. Brown WR 10
12 140 C. Wentz QB PHI
13 149 P. Rivers QB LAC
14 164 Saints DST NO
15 173 A. Vinatieri K IND
GeorgeMaselli
Rd Pk Player
1 6 D. Adams WR GB
2 19 Z. Ertz TE PHI
3 30 P. Mahomes QB KC
4 43 P. Lindsay RB DEN
5 54 D. Henry RB 10
6 67 M. Williams WR LAC
7 78 L. McCoy RB BUF
8 91 L. Fitzgerald WR ARI
9 102 C. Hyde RB KC
10 115 D. Harris RB NE
11 126 R. Gronkowski TE NE
12 139 C. Thompson RB WAS
13 150 A. Isabella WR ARI
14 163 Rams DST LAR
15 174 H. Butker K KC
TommyTran
Rd Pk Player
1 7 D. Hopkins WR HOU
2 18 A. Brown WR OAK
3 31 R. Woods WR LAR
4 42 C. Carson RB SEA
5 55 M. Ingram RB BAL
6 66 O. Howard TE TB
7 79 A. Luck QB IND
8 90 K. Coutee WR HOU
9 103 J. Howard RB PHI
10 114 D. Singletary RB BUF
11 127 M. Valdes-Scantling WR GB
12 138 J. Goff QB LAR
13 151 Z. Jones WR BUF
14 162 Chargers DST LAC
15 175 G. Tavecchio K ATL
DaveRichard
Rd Pk Player
1 8 J. Jones WR ATL
2 17 J. Mixon RB CIN
3 32 D. Williams RB KC
4 41 A. Jones RB GB
5 56 C. Ridley WR ATL
6 65 D. Pettis WR SF
7 80 P. Campbell WR IND
8 89 M. Ryan QB ATL
9 104 R. Penny RB SEA
10 113 C. Sutton WR DEN
11 128 A. Mattison RB MINUTES
12 137 A. Hooper TE ATL
13 152 D. Thompson RB KC
14 161 Texans DST HOU
15 176 R. Gould K SF
AdamAizer
Rd Pk Player
1 9 J. Conner RB PIT
2 16 L. Bell RB NYJ
3 33 J. Edelman WR NE
4 40 K. Golladay WR DET
5 57 C. Kupp WR LAR
6 64 M. Sanders RB PHI
7 81 G. Allison WR GB
8 88 D. Watson QB HOU
9 105 M. Brown WR BAL
10 112 J. Williams RB GB
11 129 V. McDonald TE PIT
12 136 D. Foreman RB HOU
13 153 D. Walker TE 10
14 160 G. Zuerlein K LAR
15 177 Eagles DST PHI
ChrisTowers
Rd Pk Player
1 10 J. Smith-Schuster WR PIT
2 15 T. Kelce TE KC
3 34 D. Freeman RB ATL
4 39 S. Watkins WR KC
5 58 L. Miller RB HOU
6 63 D. Guice RB WAS
7 82 M. Hardman WR KC
8 87 D. Westbrook WR JAC
9 106 I. Smith RB ATL
10 111 R. Freeman RB DEN
11 130 T. Williams WR OAK
12 135 D. Jackson WR PHI
13 154 D. Prescott QB DAL
14 159 Vikings DST MINUTES
15 178 J. Myers K SEA
JameyEisenberg
Rd Pk Player
1 11 M. Thomas WR NO
2 14 O. Beckham WR CLE
3 35 L. Fournette RB JAC
4 38 J. Jacobs RB OAK
5 59 E. Engram TE NYG
6 62 D. Montgomery RB CHI
7 83 P. Barber RB TB
8 86 R. Jones RB TB
9 107 D. Henderson RB LAR
10 110 J. Winston QB TB
11 131 A. Miller WR CHI
12 134 Bears DST CHI
13 155 J. Brown WR BUF
14 158 D. Samuel WR SF
15 179 M. Crosby K GB
JackCapotorto
Rd Pk Player
1 12 D. Johnson RB ARI
2 13 T. Gurley RB LAR
3 36 J. Landry WR CLE
4 37 B. Cooks WR LAR
5 60 A. Rodgers QB GB
6 61 E. Ebron TE IND
7 84 S. Shepard WR NYG
8 85 D. Njoku TE CLE
9 108 K. Hunt RB CLE
10 109 D. Metcalf WR SEA
11 132 D. Moncrief WR PIT
12 133 D. Lewis RB 10
13 156 C. Anderson RB DET
14 157 Jaguars DST JAC
15 180 J. Elliott K PHI





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