Fantasy Football Mock Draft: 2-QB PPR League, No. 2 Pick

As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. While we may not be able to draft a "perfect" fantasy football team, the more we practice, the better our teams will be.

Starting on June 10th, we began drafting (at least) one fantasy football team per day using the 2017 Fantasy Football Mock Draft Simulator and we will continue to do so up until the start of the 2017 NFL season.

Each day, we will switch things up -- e.g., PPR vs. standard scoring, league size, draft slot, 2-QB leagues, auction leagues, etc.

In addition, we will centralize links to our daily fantasy football mock drafts for an easy way to keep track of our mock drafts.

Details of today's mock draft:
  • Scoring: PPR scoring
  • # of Teams: 12
  • Draft Slot: 9
  • Roster Setup: QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, TE, Flex (RB/WR/TE), K, DST, 6 Bench

With that said, here are the results of today's mock draft:

1.02 - David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals: Leading the NFL in yards from scrimmage (2,118) and total touchdowns (20), Johnson also led running backs in receptions (80) and fantasy points scored. Even though I have Le'Veon Bell (selected first) ranked higher, it's a win-win with either back.

2.09 - Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints: Both Brandin Cooks and Thomas finished as top-10 fantasy wide receivers in 2016. With Cooks now in New England, there is plenty of room for Thomas to grow as the clear No. 1 target for Drew Brees.

3.02 - Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys: Even though no team called a pass on a lower percentage of their plays, Bryant is a dominant presence in the red zone. Dez has a league-high 52 touchdowns (in 70 games) over the past five seasons.

4.09 - Alshon Jeffery, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: A free-agency steal if he can stay on the field, Jeffery signed a one-year deal that should (hopefully) keep him motivated to parlay 2017 success into a large contract next offseason.

5.02 - Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers: Exceeding 4,200 passing yards in seven of eight seasons and 30-plus touchdowns in three of four years, Rivers has plenty of upside as the QB14 in this mock.

6.09 - Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots: Edelman played a full 16-game slate and finished the year with 98 catches for 1,106 yards and three touchdowns. The addition of Cooks hurts Edelman's fantasy value a bit, but he's a bargain as my WR4/flex in this PPR mock.

7.02 - Carlos Hyde, RB, San Francisco 49ers: There are concerns with Hyde, specifically durability and his fit in the offense. That said, there's a lot to like about his cost here in the seventh round.

8.09 - Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars: Taking a step back in Year 3, Bortles averaged 6.2 Y/A with a 23-to-16 TD-INT ratio in 2016 (7.3 Y/A and 35 TDs in 2015). With an elite defense and the addition of Leonard Fournette, it's highly unlikely that Bortles throws it 625 times again this year, but he's a fair value as QB19.

9.02 - Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans: The only concern is the addition of quality weapons for Marcus Mariota this offseason, but Walker has more than 100 targets and 800 receiving yards in each of the past three seasons.

10.09 - Danny Woodhead, RB, Baltimore Ravens: Woodhead has missed the majority of two of the past three seasons, but he had 76/605/6 and 81/756/6 receiving lines in his past two full seasons and he should lead the Ravens in receptions, at a minimum.

11.02 - Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens: Only Brees (673) threw more pass attempts than Flacco (672) last season. While Flacco set or tied career lows in both Y/A (6.4) and TD% (3.0) in 2016, it should help that he's another year removed from his torn ACL and the addition of Jeremy Maclin to the receiving corps gives Flacco a boost.

12.09 - Jeremy Maclin, WR, Baltimore Ravens: Before last year's disappointing season, Maclin had 172 catches for 2,406 yards and 18 touchdowns over the previous two seasons combined. With good health, Maclin should bounce back in 2017.

13.02 - Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles: Over the past two seasons, Ertz has a minimum of 75 catches and 816 yards each season, but the addition of Jeffery and Torrey Smith caps his upside some in 2017.

14.09 - Matt Forte, RB, New York Jets: Forte set or tied career lows in rushing YPG (58.1) and receiving YPG (18.8) in his first season with the Jets, but he provides some running back depth.

15.02 - James White, RB, New England Patriots: The Patriots gave White a three-year extension this offseason and he had a career-high 60 receptions in 2016.

16.09 - Arizona Cardinals DST

17.02 - Stephen Gostkowski, K, New England Patriots

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