Fantasy Football PPR Mock Draft: 12 Teams, 8th 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: 8
  • 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:

1.08 - LeSean McCoy, RB, Buffalo Bills: Averaging a career-high 5.4 yards per carry, McCoy rushed for 1,267 yards and added 50 catches for 356 yards as he scored 14 total touchdowns last season. Only the Cowboys (499) ran the ball more than the Bills (492) last season.

2.05 - Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints: A top-10 fantasy wide receiver as a rookie, Thomas had at least four catches and 40 yards in all 15 games played and finished with a 92/1,136/9 statistical line. With Brandin Cooks now in New England, there is plenty of room for growth in his sophomore campaign as the unquestioned top target for Drew Brees.

3.08 - Allen Robinson, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: As Blake Bortles and the passing offense regressed, Robinson had a down year (73/880/6) following his 2015 breakout (80/1,400/14). With the team likely to employ a run-first offensive game plan, A-Rob is unlikely to fully bounce back to his 2015 numbers, but things should go better for him in 2017.

4.05 - Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers: Adams just missed the 1,000-yard mark last season, but he shattered previous career highs with 75 catches for 997 yards and 12 touchdowns. Going into the 2017 season, he is clearly the No. 2 option for Aaron Rodgers behind Jordy Nelson in one of the league's most-explosive offenses.

5.08 - 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. A 75/1,000 season should be his floor with some upside for more than that.

6.05 - Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings: Some concerns (off field, ball security, etc.) led him to slip to Round 2, but Cook rushed for 100-plus yards in nine of his final 10 games for the 'Noles and averaged 190.7 YFS per game during that stretch. With a strong set of receivers, I'm happy with Cook as my RB2 and the plan was to load up on the position at this point, which I did ...

7.08 - Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons: Coleman missed multiple games (again), 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 still finished the year as a top-20 fantasy running back.

8.05 - Theo Riddick, RB, Detroit Lions: One of the league's most dynamic receiving backs, Riddick has averaged 5.12 receptions per game over the past two years. Even if starter Ameer Abdullah stays healthy for the whole season, Riddick will remain at least a vital part of the team's passing offense going forward.

9.08 - Paul Perkins, RB, New York Giants: The team's offensive line was essentially (and surprisingly) ignored in the draft, which is a concern for the running game as a whole, but Perkins should easily exceed his 127 rookie touches. He's a high-upside RB5 for this team.

10.05 - Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: A top-15 fantasy quarterback in each of his first two seasons, Winston has the potential to post his first top-10 fantasy season in 2017. The Buccaneers added DeSean Jackson, one of the league's best vertical threats, in free agency and O.J. Howard and Chris Godwin via the draft, all of whom should take some pressure off of Mike Evans and really open things up for the passing offense in general.

11.08 - 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-to-no upside with the veteran tight end at this point in his career, but he's better in PPR formats (like this mock) and should provide consistent production.

12.05 - Mike Wallace, WR, Baltimore Ravens: Wallace had his first 1,000-yard season since 2011 and although the team signed Jeremy Maclin in free agency, he has a decent shot at repeating that level of production in 2017. By taking a receiver with four of my first five picks, I won't need Wallace often, but he always has plenty of weekly upside for when I might need him.

13.08 - Tyrod Taylor, QB, Buffalo Bills: No team threw the ball fewer times than the Bills (474) in 2016, but that didn't keep Taylor from finishing as a top-10 fantasy quarterback (QB8) last season. While the dual-threat quarterback threw for 3,023 yards and 17 touchdowns, he ran for 580 yards and six scores.

14.05 - 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.

15.08 - New York Giants DST

16.05 - Dan Bailey, K, Dallas Cowboys

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