Fantasy Football PPR Mock Draft (Super Flex): 10 Teams, 5th 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: 5
  • Roster Setup: QB, 3 RB, 4 WR, 2 TE, Super Flex (QB/RB/WR/TE), K, DST, 6 Bench

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

1.05 - Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons: With 1,400-plus yards in each of the past three seasons, Jones has averaged more than 100 yards per game in four consecutive seasons. Given his combination of size and speed, it's odd that he has only one season with double-digit touchdowns (10 in 2012), but he's once again a top-three wide receiver in 2017.

2.06 - Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers: Missing the entire 2015 NFL season, 2016 (97/1,257/14 on 152 targets and second-most fantasy points) was nearly identical to 2014 (98/1,519/13 on 151 targets and second-most fantasy points). Another year removed from his torn ACL and given the rapport he shares with Aaron Rodgers, Nelson should be in store for another elite season.

3.05 - 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 receiving touchdowns (in 70 games) over the past five seasons.

4.06 - Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos: Thomas set five-year lows across the board: 90 receptions, 1,083 yards and five touchdowns. Not bad numbers as "five-year lows," but Thomas had averaged 100/1,447/10 in his previous four seasons. This mock features an unusual starting lineup combination and I didn't expect to start WR/WR/WR/WR, but all four of my receivers are inside my top-12 rankings.

5.05 - Carlos Hyde, RB, San Francisco 49ers: Given my wait until Round 5 to draft my RB1, there are certainly reasons for concern with Hyde. Not only has he missed 14 games over his three NFL seasons, but there are questions about his fit within the offense. That said, he almost certainly enters the season as the starter and there is upside in Shanahan's offense.

6.06 - Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans: Finishing as fantasy's QB12 in 2016, things should be even better for this ascending quarterback. The QB6 in my 2017 rankings, Mariota has a much improved supporting cast around him.

7.05 - Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins: Once again, Reed missed multiple games -- four games -- and was less than 100 percent in many others. Durability remains the obvious concern with Reed, but he has the upside to finish as fantasy's top-scoring tight end if he's able to stay healthy for 14-16 games.

8.06 - Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants: After posting back-to-back top-10 fantasy seasons, Manning finished as fantasy's QB21 in 2016. It's surprising that the team didn't invest more resources to improve the offensive line, but Manning has the most dynamic group of pass-catchers in his career. With a QB-eligible flex spot, this league is essentially a 2-QB league so I'm pretty happy to land Eli as my flex here.

9.05 - C.J. Anderson, RB, Denver Broncos: Especially if Jamaal Charles can stay healthy and make the 53-man roster, a committee approach is likely in Denver. That said, I expect CJA to lead the backfield in touches and production in 2017.

10.06 - Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets: Finishing as PPR's RB16 in 2016, Powell set career highs in yards from scrimmage (1,110), receptions (58) and touchdowns (five). Even if Matt Forte is healthy for all 16 games, the workload should be tilted in Powell's favor.

11.05 - 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 Devonta 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.

12.06 - Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys: With the exception of his rookie season (2003), Witten has a minimum of 64 catches every year without missing a game during that span. There is limited upside with Witten at this point in his career, but he's a reliable TE2.

13.05 - Corey Coleman, WR, Cleveland Browns: The Browns will likely try to run the ball more often in 2017, but they should find themselves trailing often enough that game flow(s) should lead to a high volume of pass attempts.

14.06 - Robert Kelley, RB, Washington Redskins: More than likely, Kelley and rookie Samaje Perine will have their opportunities to carry the load although it may change week to week. When given opportunities last season, Kelley was productive.

15.05 - Kenny Britt, WR, Cleveland Browns: Britt posted his first-ever 1,000-yard season with a 68/1,002/5 stat line in 2016 despite quarterback issues in LA. There are few situations where going to Cleveland isn't necessarily a passing-game downgrade and Britt falls into that category.

16.06 - Darren Sproles, RB, Philadelphia 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 the RB24 in PPR formats. Another season of 800 YFS and 50 catches should be within reach for Sproles.

17.05 - Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: With Doug Martin suspended for the first three games this season, Rodgers will get a minimum of three starts. Considering Martin's durability track record, it's certainly possible that he starts more than three games this season. Generally productive with Martin out, Rodgers had back-to-back 100-yard rushing games last October.

18.06 - New England Patriots DST

19.05 - Mason Crosby, K, Green Bay Packers

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