2020 Fantasy Football 12-Team PPR Mock Draft
Updated: August 8, 2020
The best way to become good at something is to practice. So, what should you do if you want to draft a better fantasy football team?
Practice, of course!
Leading up to the start of the 2020 NFL season, we will use the 2020 Fantasy Football Mock Draft Simulator (powered by FantasyPros) to complete fantasy football mock drafts.
We will use a variety of scoring formats -- PPR, half-PPR, standard scoring and even 2-QB leagues, league sizes and draft slots. The goal is to give you a good representation of the team that you may be able to construct given your league settings and the rationale of why we made the picks we did.
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That said, nothing beats practicing yourself so (check out the simulator) and complete a mock in a matter of minutes.
PPR Mock Draft: 12 Teams, 2nd Pick
Without further ado, here are the picks of our 12-team 2020 fantasy football mock draft using point-per-reception (PPR) scoring:
1.02 - Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants
Missing a few games early in the season, Barkley closed a relatively disappointing season with some positive momentum -- 393 rushing yards, 146 receiving yards and five touchdowns in his final three games. The most-talented back in the league, Barkley will run behind an improved offensive line in 2020 (although Nate Solder has opted out) and has a legitimate shot to challenge for the top spot in fantasy production.
2.11 - Allen Robinson, WR, Chicago Bears
Playing a full 16-game season, Robinson had a career-high 98 receptions for 1,147 yards and seven touchdowns in 2019. With steadier quarterback play, Robinson should post another top-12 fantasy season in 2020.
3.02 - Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
While he only scored three touchdowns in 2019, Fournette ranked third in the NFL in touches (341) and converted his 100 targets into 76 catches for 522 yards. Despite the lack of touchdowns, he was the only player in the league to get 100% of his team's carries inside the five.
4.11 - Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks
While the Seahawks rank near the bottom of the league in pass attempts every year, Lockett is one of the most efficient receivers in the NFL and saw a significant uptick in target share (21.3% in 2019 vs. 16.4% in 2018) with the retirement of Doug Baldwin. Despite playing through injury in the middle of the season, Lockett set career highs in targets (110), receptions (82) and yards (1,057) in 2019. The 5'10" receiver led the NFL in red-zone targets (23) in 2019.
5.02 - Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington
Beginning his career with five consecutive 50-yard games including a pair of 100-yard performances, McLaurin was quick to emerge as the team's top receiver. Finishing his rookie campaign with 58 catches for 919 yards and seven touchdowns in 14 games, McLaurin should be even better in 2020 as Dwayne Haskins becomes more comfortable as the starter.
6.11 - Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills
Over his final nine games including the playoffs, Singletary averaged 16.0/73.4 rushing and 2.9/23.6 receiving. With the Bills using another third-round pick on a running back (Zack Moss), Singletary may not maintain his late-season averages of 18.9 touches and 97.0 yards from scrimmage, but he remains a viable RB2 heading into 2020.
7.02 - Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
Few teams are more commited to the run than the Seahawks, but Wilson has finished as a top-three fantasy quarterback in four of the past six seasons. One of the league's best deep passers, Wilson has thrown more than 30 touchdowns in three consecutive seasons and he's a near lock for 300-plus rushing yards and a couple more scores. If the Seahawks sign suspended free-agent receiver Antonio Brown (and Peter King currently refers to the Seahawks as favorites to sign Brown), it could make Wilson even more "DangeRuss" down the stretch and into the fantasy playoffs.
8.11 - James White, RB, New England Patriots
Perennially undervalued in fantasy drafts, it was White, not Sony Michel, that has led the Patriots running backs in fantasy scoring in both of Michel's first two seasons. One of the league's best pass-catching backs, White has more than 70 catches in back-to-back seasons and that trend should continue in 2020.
9.02 - Tarik Cohen, RB, Chicago Bears
The Human Joystick set career lows in efficiency (3.3 YPC and 5.8 Y/R), but he set career highs in both targets (104) and receptions (79). Given his role in the passing game, Cohen is a much better option in (full) PPR formats as he's finished no worse than RB30 in PPR scoring -- 27th in 2019, 11th in 2018 and 30th in 2017.
10.11 - Hunter Henry, TE, Los Angeles Chargers
One of the league's most talented tight ends, Henry has played just 26 games over the past three seasons combined. That said, he set career highs in his age-25 season in targets (76), receptions (55) and yards (652) in just 12 games.
11.02 - Zack Moss, RB, Buffalo Bills
Frank Gore had nearly 180 touches -- 166 carries and 13 receptions -- and it would be reasonable to expect Moss to approach -- or even exceed -- those numbers as a rookie. A tackle-breaking machine at Utah, Moss is a physical 223-pound runner that had three 1,000-yard seasons in Salt Lake City.
12.11 - Robby Anderson, WR, Carolina Panthers
Anderson leaves New Jersey for Carolina, but the landing spot isn't ideal in terms of his fantasy outlook. The 27-year-old receiver has at least 50/750/5 in each of his past three seasons, but it's unlikely that he finishes with much more than that as he's no higher than third on the pecking order for targets behind D.J. Moore and Christian McCaffrey.
13.02 - Adrian Peterson, RB, Washington
With Derrius Guice released, Peterson may be the favorite to lead the team in touches although rookie Antonio Gibson offers plenty of upside. In his age-34 season, Peterson rushed for 898 yards and five touchdowns on 211 carries and added 17 catches for 142 yards in 2019 and he should reach the 1,000-YFS mark once again.
14.11 - Dede Westbrook, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
With exactly 101 targets and 66 receptions in back-to-back seasons, Westbrook has averaged a consistent 44.0 YPG (2019) and 44.8 YPG (2018) as well. Westbrook was the WR45 (half-PPR scoring) last year and is a low-upside option with a little more appeal in PPR formats compared to non-PPR leagues.
15.02 - Saints DST, DST, New Orleans Saints
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