2-QB PPR Fantasy Football Mock Draft - 12 Teams, 12th Pick- Updated: Wednesday, August 2nd
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Details of today's mock draft:
- Scoring: 2-QB league with PPR scoring
- # of Teams: 12
- Draft Slot: 12
- Roster Setup: 2 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:
1.12 - Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers: Missing the entire 2015 NFL season, Nelson's 2016 campaign (97/1,257/14 on 152 targets, fantasy's WR2) was nearly identical to his 2014 season (98/1,519/13 on 151 targets, WR2). Another year removed from his torn ACL, Nelson should be in store for another elite season.
2.01 - Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints: While I typically wait on the position even in 2-QB formats, Brees is a top-three fantasy QB for 2017 and having a stud QB1 offers me greater flexibility to wait even longer to take my next QB, if necessary. Brees has five career 5,000-yard seasons (including 5,208 last year) and 32-plus touchdowns in nine consecutive seasons.
3.12 - Lamar Miller, RB, Houston Texans: One touch shy of 300 in 14 games played, Miller was inefficient in his first season with the Texans as he set or tied career lows in YPC (4.0) and Y/R (6.1). With the team using its third-round pick on D'Onta Foreman, perhaps his addition helps to keep Miller fresh(er) and lead to a bounce-back in efficiency.
4.01 - Allen Robinson, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: As Blake Bortles and the passing offense regressed, Robinson finished with 73 catches for 880 yards and six touchdowns in his age-23 season following an 80/1,400/14 line in 2015. Based on his talent, I expect improvement from A-Rob, but the Jags hope to become a run-first team with Leonard Fournette.
5.12 - Michael Crabtree, WR, Oakland Raiders: Half of one of the NFL's top wide receiver duos, Crabtree has been highly productive 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 - Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins: Once again, Reed has missed multiple games -- four games -- and he was less than 100 percent in many others. If he were to maintain his per-game pace of the past two seasons over a full 16-game slate, Reed would post a 94/1,008/10 line. But how many games will he actually play?
7.12 - Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings: While he may not performed well in agility drills at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, Cook exceeded the 100-yard rushing mark in nine of his final 10 games for the Seminoles with an average of 190.7 YFS per game during that stretch. If not to start the season, the rookie should become the team's lead back by the end of it.
8.01 - Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers: I'm not sure if Rivers would really last until 8.01 in many real 2-QB drafts, but no complaints here. Rivers has exceeded 4,200 passing yards in seven of eight seasons and he has thrown 30-plus touchdowns in three of four years. If the receivers can stay healthy (not counting rookie Mike Williams), Rivers has top-six upside.
9.12 - Eddie Lacy, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Lacy signed a one-year prove-it deal with the Seahawks with weight-based contract bonuses. As much of a disappointment as Lacy has been over the past two seasons, he enters the season as the favorite for touches.
10.01 - 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. Given the PPR-scoring format, Riddick is a high-upside RB4.
11.12 - Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets: In a breakout season, Enunwa had 58 catches for 857 yards and four touchdowns in 2016 and finished as a top-45 fantasy receiver. By default, Enunwa moves into the team's No. 1 receiver role with the team cutting Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker this offseason.
12.01 - 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 PPR's RB24. Another season of 800 YFS and 50 catches should be within reach for Sproles.
13.12 - C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Houston Texans: As much as Houston's offense struggled last season, Fiedorowicz had an 11-game stretch with three-plus catches starting in Week 4 and set career highs across the board (54/559/4) in his third season. He provides consistent production if/when I need an injury replacement for Reed.
14.01 - Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: An outstanding rookie season has been followed by two disappointing seasons. The addition of second-rounder Joe Mixon obviously hurts Hill's fantasy value, but he provides some additional depth as my RB6.
15.12 - Christian Hackenberg, QB, New York Jets: The Jets invested (or wasted, depending on your perspective) a second-round pick on Hackenberg. Considering how bad the Jets could be, it makes sense to start Hackenberg at some point this season to see what they have and he could certainly be the starter by the time my QB bye weeks begin.
16.01 - Arizona Cardinals DST
17.12 - Brandon McManus, K, Denver Broncos
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