Fantasy Football PPR Mock Draft: 10 Teams, No. 10 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: 10
  • Draft Slot: 10
  • 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:

1.10 - A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: Green missed six games last season due to a hamstring injury so he failed to exceed the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his six-year career. That said, he still averaged a career-high 96.4 yards per game despite a goose egg in his 10th and final game played in 2016.

2.01 - Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons: Despite getting 57 fewer touches year-over-year, Freeman finished as a top-six fantasy running back in both standard- and PPR-scoring formats in 2016. Setting career highs in efficiency (4.8 YPC and 8.6 Y/R), Freeman now has back-to-back seasons with 1,000-plus rushing yards, 1,500-plus YFS, 50-plus receptions and 13-plus touchdowns.

3.10 - Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos: Thomas set five-year lows across the board: 90 receptions, 1,083 yards and five touchdowns. Even though Thomas battled a hip injury for much of last season, those are not bad numbers as "five-year lows." Before last season, however, Thomas had averaged 100/1,447/10 in his previous four seasons.

4.01 - Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: Using a top-four selection on Fournette, the Jags should make Fournette a workhorse sooner rather than later with the possibility of seeing 20-plus touches per game. Given their strong defense, the Jags are likely to shift to a run-heavy approach after calling a run on only 37.26% of their plays (seventh-fewest) in 2016.

5.10 - Michael Crabtree, WR, Oakland Raiders: Along with Amari Cooper, Crabtree is part of one of the top wide receiver duos in the NFL. In both of his seasons in Oakland, Crabtree has a minimum of 85 catches, 900 yards and eight touchdowns each season and is coming off his first 1,000-yard season since 2012.

6.01 - Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver Broncos: After a career year in 2014 (101/1,404/9), Sanders has at least 75 catches and 1,000 yards in each of the past two seasons. Expecting a "pass-happy" offense under (old and) new OC Mike McCoy, Sanders said: "I had an opportunity to play in this offense my first year in 2014. I had 1,400 yards."



7.10 - Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings: Rudolph shattered previous career highs with 83 receptions (previous career high: 53) and 840 yards (previous career high: 495) while scoring seven touchdowns. Rudolph should come close to those numbers once again in 2017.

8.01 - Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons: Once again, Coleman missed multiple games, but he showed his big-play ability when he was on the field. While Freeman will continue to lead the backfield in usage and production, Coleman had double-digit touches in 11 of his 13 games and finished the year as a top-20 fantasy running back.

9.10 - Adrian Peterson, RB, New Orleans Saints: It wouldn't be much of a surprise if Peterson emerged as the leader in terms of workload split (and production) with Mark Ingram if he can stay healthy. Even so, Tim Hightower averaged nearly 10 touches per game (9.7/G) last year with Ingram playing a full 16-game season for only the second time in his career.

10.01 - DeVante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins: Preseason expectations were unfortunately greater than his actual production in 2016. Coaches, players and reporters have generally talked Parker up all offseason, which can be summed up by the offensive coordinator's 2017 expectations for him: "Gigantic year."

11.10 - Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers: Rotator cuff surgery sidelined him this offseason, but it appears that he'll ready for the start of training camp. After being named league MVP in 2015, Newton completed 52.9 percent of his pass attempts and averaged only 6.9 yards per attempt and 4.0 yards per carry, all of which set career lows. The QB17 in fantasy last year, Newton finished as a top-12 weekly quarterback in only five of 15 games -- compared to 10 of 16 games in 2015. That said, the team used their first two picks on Christian McCaffrey and Curtis Samuel to potentially make things easier for Newton.

12.01 - Samaje Perine, RB, Washington Redskins: A physical runner, Perine is similar in style to incumbent starter Robert Kelley. Per ESPN's John Keim, Perine "becomes an instant challenger to Kelley for the starting job."

13.10 - Jordan Matthews, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: Following his Week 1 performance (7/114/1), it was all downhill from there last season. While he missed two games, Matthews posted career lows in yards (804) and touchdowns (three). The good news is that Carson Wentz is going into his second season; the bad news is that there is much more competition for targets with Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith joining the roster in free agency.

14.01 - Darren Sproles, RB, Philadephia Eagles: Entering what is expected to be his final season, the 34-year-old running back had 865 yards from scrimmage and 52 receptions last season for the Eagles to finish as fantasy's RB24 in PPR formats. Another season of 800 YFS and 50 catches should be within reach for Sproles.

15.10 - New York Giants DST

16.01 - Justin Tucker, K, Baltimore Ravens

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