2017 Fantasy Football Mock DraftPosted: May 2017
Scoring: This mock uses standard scoring and is for 2017 only (i.e., not keeper/dynasty leagues). Passing touchdowns are worth four points while rushing/receiving touchdowns are worth six points. In addition, one point is earned per 25 passing yards, 10 rushing yards or 10 receiving yards.
With the 2017 NFL Draft now behind us, we conducted our first Fantasy Football Mock Draft for the 2017 season.
Note: It's a "slow" draft so picks will be added as they occur with comments from Kevin Hanson (@EDSFootball).
Here is Round 10 of our 2017 Fantasy Football Mock Draft:
10.01. Sean Beazley III - Jeremy Maclin, WR, Free Agent
In a move primarily related to the salary cap, the Chiefs cut Maclin, who is coming off a disappointing season (44/536/2 in 12 games). Depending on where Maclin lands in free agency, it's possible that the release turns out to be a blessing in disguise for the 29-year-old receiver. Prior to last season, Maclin had 172 catches for 2,406 yards and 18 touchdowns over the previous two seasons combined.
10.02. Dan Yanotchko III - John Ross, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Breaking the combine record for the 40-yard dash, Ross could have the occasional big game as a rookie due to his ability to stretch the field. If A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert both stay healthy, however, Ross will be the No. 3 option, at best, in the passing game as a rookie and will likely have more quiet games than fantasy-useful ones.
10.03. Brendan Donahue III - Cameron Meredith, WR, Chicago Bears
A thumb injury will sideline Meredith for the rest of the offseason program, but he is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. When given an opportunity, Meredith had several productive outings including four 100-yard games. With Alshon Jeffery now in Philadelphia and a spotty durability track record of former first-rounder Kevin White, Meredith is likely to lead the Bears receiving corps in targets and fantasy production.
10.04. Kevin Hanson III - Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys
One of the biggest surprises of the 2016 season, the fourth-rounder won the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and his strong play led to the benching, when healthy, (and subsequent retirement) of Tony Romo. Excluding Week 17 when Prescott (and the starters) sat for the majority of the game, the rookie finished with 17-plus fantasy points in 12 of 15 games. With such a strong offensive line and running game led by fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott, the dual-threat quarterback threw 23 touchdowns to only four interceptions and rushed for six more scores.
10.05. Kevin Hanson II - Pierre Garcon, WR, San Francisco 49ers
Garcon is coming off his second career 1,000-yard season (79/1,041/3) and he could be in store for a bigger season in San Francisco. Lacking competition for targets, the 49ers should often be in catch-up mode. Kyle Shanahan was the offensive coordinator in Washington when Garcon had 113 catches on 181 targets in 2013.
10.06. Brendan Donahue II - Adam Thielen, WR, Minnesota Vikings
Thielen shattered previous career highs with 69 catches for 967 yards and five touchdowns. Even with the team using a first-round pick on Laquon Treadwell in the 2016 NFL Draft, Thielen should continue to be the second-most productive wide receiver on the team behind Stefon Diggs.
10.07. Brendan Donahue I - Breshad Perriman, WR, Baltimore Ravens
Entering the NFL with a freakish combination of size and speed, Perriman missed his rookie season due to injury and finished with just 33 catches for 499 yards and three touchdowns last year. With Steve Smith Sr. now retired, there will be an opportunity for Perriman to take a big step forward. Early on this offseason, things are off to a good start for the 23-year-old receiver.
10.08. Sean Beazley II - Josh Doctson, WR, Washington Redskins
With Washington losing DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon to Tampa and San Francisco, respectively, and signing Terrelle Pryor in free agency, there should be plenty of opportunity for Doctson in 2017. Their first-rounder from last year's draft played in just two games due to an Achilles injury, but he's looked good in OTAs so far this offseason.
10.09. Sean Beazley I - John Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Brown's production was nearly cut in half (39/517/2 in 2016 vs. 65/1,003/7 in 2015) in large part due to medical issues. Brown had a cyst on his spine drained and is poised for a bounce-back season. Quarterback Carson Palmer said that Brown is "heavier, heís stronger. He looks more explosive than he did last year."
10.10. Dan Yanotchko II - Joe Williams, RB, San Francisco 49ers
Beat writer Matt Maiocco wrote of rookie Joe Williams' potential role in the team's backfield this season in response to a mailbag question, "So, yes, Williams has a legitimate chance to immediately unseat Hyde as the teamís top running back." Williams is certainly worth a look as a sleeper in fantasy this year.
10.11. Dan Yanotchko I - Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
Over the past two seasons, Ertz has a minimum of 75 catches and 816 yards each season and he once again closed the season strong. Over his final five games last season, Ertz caught 40 of 54 targets for 443 yards and three touchdowns. Ertz is a solid TE1, but adding Alshon Jeffery (and Torrey Smith) to the receiving corps caps Ertz's upside going into 2017.
10.12. Kevin Hanson I - Kevin White, WR, Chicago Bears
In two seasons, White has played just four games. In those four games, however, White was heavily targeted and only 14 players in the NFL had more targets than White (36) during that stretch. If he can stay healthy in an offense that lost Alshon Jeffery in the offseason, it's possible that White develops into a productive fantasy WR3.
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