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Full 10-team analyst fantasy football mock draft No.2


The NFL might be in a dark period, but over here at NFL Fantasy we're keeping the lights on and grinding away in preparation for the 2016 fantasy season. And what better way is there to prepare than with another full mock draft with our top analysts, writers, and producers of NFL Fantasy LIVE? (By the way, you can join a mock draft of your own by clicking here.)

The standard scoring, 10-team, 15-round league consisted of NFL Fantasy LIVE members, producers, and writers. Teams did not need to draft a full roster, so several teams went without a kicker, defense or both. I provide a little analysis on each round below, and you can see the full team-by-team breakdowns and Michael Fabiano's personal draft strategy above.

Draft order

(randomized 30 minutes before start)

1. Alex Wilk - NFL Fantasy LIVE Producer
2. Dylan Milner - NFL Fantasy LIVE Senior Producer
3. Matt Harmon (@MattHarmon_BYB)- Fantasy Associat Writer/Editor
4. Matt "Money" Smith (@MattMoneySmith)- NFL Fantasy LIVE host
5. Adam Rank (@adamrank)- NFL Fantasy LIVE analyst
6. Alex Gelhar (@AlexGelhar)- Fantasy Writer/Editor
7. Matt "Franchise" Franciscovich (@MattFranchise) - NFL Fantasy Associate Writer/Editor
8. Marcas Grant (@MarcasG)- NFL Fantasy Editor
9. James Koh (@JamesDKoh) - NFL Fantasy LIVE show and podcast host
10. Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano)- Senior Fantasy Analyst


1. Antonio Brown, Steelers (WR1) - Wilk
2. Todd Gurley, Rams (RB1) - Milner
3. Odell Beckham Jr., Giants (WR2) - Harmon
4. David Johnson, Cardinals (RB2) - Money
5. Julio Jones, Falcons (WR3) - Rank
6. Le'Veon Bell, Steelers (RB3) - Gelhar
7. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys (RB4) - Franchise
8. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans (WR4) - Grant
9. Adrian Peterson, Vikings (RB5) - Koh
10. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots (TE1) - Fabiano

As usual, there were no real surprises in Round 1. Maybe we're chalky, or maybe the truly elite tier of players in this fantasy season is just pretty clear. While I still believe Gronk is the clear-cut TE1, I'm not on board with him in the first round this year (which means I probably won't be drafting him in any leagues). Given Tom Brady's four-game suspension and the depth at the position, I think it'd be a much better value to draft someone like A.J. Green at the back-end of the first instead of Gronk, but Fabs did even out his two-pick turn in Round 2.


11. Lamar Miller, Texans (RB6) - Fabiano
12. Allen Robinson, Jaguars (WR5) - Koh
13. A.J. Green, Bengals (WR6) - Grant
14. Dez Bryant, Cowboys (WR7) - Franchise
15. Devonta Freeman, Falcons (RB7) - Gelhar
16. Jordy Nelson, Packers (WR8) - Rank
17. Keenan Allen, Chargers (WR9) - Money
18. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs (RB8) - Harmon
19. Doug Martin, Buccaneers (RB9) - Milner
20. Eddie Lacy, Packers (RB10) - Wilk

Every game, all season

I absolutely LOVE Lamar Miller this year now that he's in Houston, and was praying he'd fall a few spots to me. No dice, as Fabiano was all over him. I was surprised Marcas went Nuk over Green in the first, but when he got Green in the second I had to applaud (and pound my desk in anger). I debated Freeman or Charles long and hard, and instantly regretted pulling the trigger on Freeman. My feelings were worsened when I saw the report that the Falcons want to reduce his touches immediately after the draft. Sigh. Eddie Lacy's value continues to rise after he's reportedly gotten back in shape this offseason. A good bet for a top-10 scoring finish at his position if he is in shape and stays healthy, he presents an awesome value for Wilk at pick 20.


21. Mark Ingram, Saints (RB11) - Wilk
22. Jarvis Landry, Dolphins (WR10) - Milner
23. Alshon Jeffery, Bears (WR11) - Harmon
24. Aaron Rodgers, Packers (QB1) - Money
25. Mike Evans, Buccaneers (WR12) - Rank
26. LeSean McCoy, Bills (RB12) - Gelhar
27. Cam Newton, Panthers (QB2) - Franchise
28. C.J. Anderson, Broncos (RB13) - Grant
29. Carlos Hyde, 49ers (RB14) - Koh
30. Sammy Watkins, Bills (WR13) - Fabiano

Shocker of the draft was undoubtedly Jarvis Landry going as the WR10 overall at the top of the third round. Milner said in the draft chat that "Landry is a beast," which I don't disagree with, but this is a standard scoring league and taking him there feels like a tremendous reach when Alshon Jeffery, Mike Evans and Sammy Watkins were all still on the board. Money always takes a quarterback early, so I wasn't surprised to see him nab Rodgers here. Had he fallen to me, I might have taken him as well as I wasn't in love with the running back or wide receiver options available, and ended up settling on Shady McCoy. We've officially entered the part of the draft where almost every player comes with a question mark, which is why you see guys shooting their shot with the likes of C.J. Anderson, Carlos Hyde and Watkins at the end of the round.


31. Matt Forte, Jets (RB15) - Fabiano
32. Dion Lewis, Patriots (RB16) - Koh
33. Amari Cooper, Raiders (WR14) - Grant
34. Brandon Marshall, Jets (WR15) - Franchise
35. Brandin Cooks, Saints (WR16) - Gelhar
36. Jay Ajayi, Dolphins (RB17) - Rank
37. Jordan Reed, Redskins (TE2) - Money
38. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos (WR17) - Harmon
39. Kelvin Benjamin, Panthers (WR18) - Milner
40. Randall Cobb, Packers (WR19) - Wilk

Koh got a good pop out of those of us drafting in the newsroom when he took Dion Lewis at the start of the fourth round. I love Lewis this year, and think he's ticketed for another strong RB2-flex season, even in standard scoring. Yet, I don't know if I have the guts to take him that high. Someone I might have taken over Lewis is Jay Ajayi, who Rank nabbed a few picks later. Adam Gase could bring new life to the Miami offense, and with little competition for early-down work behind him, Ajayi looks like a solid RB2. Demaryius Thomas and Randall Cobb both fell for different reasons (quarterback questions and injury questions, respectively), but both are great values at the end of Round 4. As for my pick, there are a lot of mouths to feed in the New Orleans offense, but I don't mind grabbing Cooks to start my wideout corps as a high-end No. 2 option. Since I waited on the position, I'll just have to load up on those guys and try to play the best matchups/hot streaks in the season.


41. Matt Jones, Redskins (RB18) - Wilk
42. Julian Edelman, Patriots (WR19) - Milner
43. Russell Wilson, Seahawks (QB3) - Harmon
44. T.Y. Hilton, Colts (WR20) - Money
45. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots (K1) - Rank
46. Jeremy Maclin, Chiefs (WR21) - Gelhar
47. Thomas Rawls, Seahawks (RB19) - Franchise
48. Ryan Mathews, Eagles (RB20) - Grant
49. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks (WR22) - Koh
50. Jonathan Stewart, Panthers (RB21) - Fabiano

Rank, true to form, once again drafted Stephen Gostkowski in Round 5. If you want to know why he's doing this (but isn't advising you to), check out his article from earlier this offseason HERE. I've come around on T.Y. Hilton, and think he was a steal for Money in Round 5. Likewise, I'm surprised so many are off of Jeremy Maclin right now. He was a top 20 wide receiver in just 15 games last year, and is the No. 1 option in an Andy Reid offense that funnels targets through the top wide receiver. He has top-10 upside, and a safe floor. I'll take him all day in the fifth. Also, expect Thomas Rawls' ADP to start climbing back up as reports of his health improve and we (potentially) get a glimpse of him on the field. If healthy, he's still likely the favorite to lead the Seattle backfield.


51. Eric Decker, Jets (WR23) - Fabiano
52. Donte Moncrief, Colts (WR24) - Koh
53. Greg Olsen, Panthers (TE3) - Grant
54. John Brown, Cardinals (WR25) - Franchise
55. Michael Floyd, Cardinals (WR26) - Gelhar
56. Giovani Bernard, Bengals (RB22) - Rank
57. DeMarco Murray, Titans (RB23) - Money
58. Latavius Murray, Raiders (RB24) - Harmon
59. Melvin Gordon, Chargers (RB25) - Milner
60. Golden Tate, Lions (WR27) - Wilk

The start of Round 6 was absolute fire: Mr. Consistent Eric Decker, everyone's favorite breakout Donte Moncrief, G-Reg, Smoke, Floyd and Bernard. Can't argue with any of those picks. The Murrays and Tate might carry more question marks, but it's hard to argue with their value at the back of the round. If we were playing out this league, Melvin Gordon could be a make-or-break pick for Milner. He'll be one of the most important players to watch in training camp and the preseason.


61. Tyler Eifert, Bengals (TE4) - Wilk
62. Andrew Luck, Colts (QB4) - Milner
63. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks (WR28) - Harmon
64. Michael Crabtree, Raiders (WR29) - Money
65. Duke Johnson, Browns (RB26) - Rank
66. Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos (WR30) - Gelhar
67. Jeremy Hill, Bengals (RB27) - Franchise
68. Danny Woodhead, Chargers (RB28) - Grant
69. Jeremy Langford, Bears (RB29) - Koh
70. DeVante Parker, Dolphins (WR31) - Fabiano

If Tyler Eifert can stay healthy, he's a great pick in Round 7 for Wilk. Ditto for Andrew Luck and Milner. I was kind of surprised he didn't go a round or two earlier, but his health and poor play last year likely forced everyone to wait a bit. I wasn't in love with my Sanders pick (was distracted by other work things), but if there's any sort of stability under center in Denver he should post solid totals. Woodhead as the RB28 is probably the steal of the round, as he'll have a role in the San Diego offense even if Gordon turns his career around and looks like a first-round pick. Cute that Harmon gets his boy in Tyler Lockett, and also has a dangerous Wilson-Lockett stack. A nice pick. Was not in love with DeVante Parker at this point, but I know why people are high on him. If he performs as many expect he can this year, Fabs will be laughing all the way to the bank.


71. Frank Gore, Colts (RB30) - Fabiano
72. Ladarius Green, Steelers (TE5) - Koh
73. Sterling Shepard, Giants (WR32) - Grant
74. Travis Kelce, Chiefs (TE6) - Franchise
75. Ameer Abdullah, Lions (RB31) - Gelhar
76. Corey Coleman, Browns (WR33) - Rank
77. Drew Brees, Saints (QB5) - Money
78. DeSean Jackson, Redskins (WR34) - Harmon
79. Allen Hurns, Jaguars (WR35) - Milner
80. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals (WR36) - Wilk

Frank Gore in Round 8 is criminal. Yes, he's as old as the Earth itself, but Gore is one of a handful of players who has successfully been able to shin-kick Father Time into submission (for now). There's no one to truly threaten him for touches, and if the Indy offense rebounds to 2014-levels with a healthy Luck, Moncrief and Hilton, then Gore should be locked into at least solid flex numbers, if not more. Love some of the upside picks in this round too, with Shepard, Coleman, Abdullah and DJax.


81. T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars (RB32) - Wilk
82. Jordan Matthews, Eagles (WR37) - Milner
83. Charles Sims, Buccaneers (RB33) - Harmon
84. Tevin Coleman, Falcons (RB34) - Money
85. Torrey Smith, 49ers (WR38) - Rank
86. Kamar Aiken, Ravens (WR39) - Gelhar
87. Chris Ivory, Jets (RB35) - Franchise
88. Kevin White, Bears (WR40) - Grant
89. Marvin Jones, Lions (WR41) - Koh
90. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers (QB6) - Fabiano

T.J. Yeldon over Chris Ivory was a bit puzzling, as Ivory is the presumptive goal-line back to whom they paid a boat load of money this offseason. Franchise could have a steal on his hands toward the end of the round. The value at wide receiver in this round is great, as Torrey Smith, Kamar Aiken and Marvin Jones could all see a ton of volume. Kevin White is a great upside pick at this point, but I'm worried about his target share in a run-first offense with Alshon Jeffery and Zach Miller getting plenty of looks. Ben Roethlisberger going in Round 9 is further proof that you can wait on the quarterback position and still get a stud later in drafts.


91. Laquon Treadwell, Vikings (WR42) - Fabiano
92. Kenneth Dixon, Ravens (RB36) - Koh
93. Justin Forsett, Ravens (RB37) - Grant
94. Willie Snead, Saints (WR43) - Franchise
95. Derrick Henry, Titans (RB38) - Gelhar
96. Tom Brady, Patriots (QB7) - Rank
97. Devontae Booker, Broncos (RB39) - Money
98. Gary Barnidge, Browns (TE7) - Harmon
99. Julius Thomas, Jaguars (TE8) - Milner
100. Blake Bortles, Jaguars (QB8) - Wilk

Hey look, it's the rookies! As we enter the later portion of the draft, we start seeing young players with unknown workloads, but loads of potential fly off the board. Five of the first seven players drafted in this round fit that bill, and this is the perfect time to take fliers on players like these. Or draft a proven veteran like Tom Brady, Justin Forsett or Gary Barnidge who has fallen this late for whatever reason (suspension, broken arm, Browns).


101. Isaiah Crowell, Browns (RB40) - Wilk
102. Paul Perkins, Giants (RB41) - Milner
103. Travis Benjamin, Chargers (WR44) - Harmon
104. Dorial Green-Beckham, Titans (WR45) - Money
105. C.J. Prosise, Seahawks (RB42) - Rank
106. Coby Fleener, Saints (TE9) - Gelhar
107. Markus Wheaton, Steelers (WR46) - Franchise
108. Carson Palmer, Cardinals (QB9) - Grant
109. Eli Manning, Giants (QB10) - Koh
110. Rashad Jennings, Giants (RB43) - Fabiano

There's a lot to love in this round, too, as Crowell is being pretty undervalued right now, while Carson Palmer and Eli Manning are crazy good values at quarterback. Rashad Jennings is old and in a crowded committee, but he tore it up down the stretch in 2015 and is the likely starter in 2016 (even if it's just as an early-down workhorse). I'm not a huge fan of Coby Fleener's game tape, but he could fall backwards into over 100 targets this year in New Orleans, and that volume was too hard to ignore in the 11th round. A follower on Twitter said Fleener went in Round 5 in a draft he recently participated in, and I am not about that life.


111. Tavon Austin, Rams (WR47) - Fabiano
112. Derek Carr, Raiders (QB11) - Koh
113. Karlos Williams, Bills (RB44) - Grant
114. Arian Foster, free agent (RB45) - Franchise
115. Philip Rivers, Chargers (QB12) - Gelhar
116. Jimmy Graham, Seahawks (TE10) - Rank
117. Seahawks D/ST (DEF1) - Money
118. DeAngelo Williams, Steelers (RB46) - Harmon
119. Mohamed Sanu, Falcons (WR48) - Milner
120. Josh Doctson, Redskins (WR49) - Wilk

Tavon Austin might be one of the most undervalued players in all of fantasy right now. Keep an eye on his role in the offense in the preseason, and be ready to jump on him even a few rounds earlier than he went here. I was overjoyed to get Rivers in Round 12, as he's one of my favorite late-round quarterbacks to target this year. Jimmy Graham worries me a bit because of the severity of his knee injury and how late it came last season, and I'm not sure Mohamed Sanu will get the targets to have weekly upside in Atlanta. Arian Foster is a fun flier for Franchise at this point in the offseason. His ADP will swing wildly depending on if/when he signs with a team.


121. Tyrod Taylor, Bills (QB13) - Wilk
122. Cardinals D/ST (DEF2) - Milner
123. Jordan Howard, Bears (RB47) - Harmon
124. Delanie Walker, Titans (TE11) - Money
125. Zach Miller, Bears (TE12) - Rank
126. Mike Wallace, Ravens (WR50) - Gelhar
127. Stefon Diggs, Vikings (WR51) - Franchise
128. Texans D/ST (DEF3) - Grant
129. Broncos D/ST (DEF4) - Koh
130. Tony Romo, Cowboys (QB14) - Fabiano

TYROD TAYLOR YAY! Very proud of Wilk for grabbing him at the top of Round 13. Zach Miller is a great late-round tight end option, and it was a smart move by Rank to back up Graham with Miller one round later. Jordan Howard is a nice flier for Harmon, too, as he will push Jeremy Langford for work in Chicago. Delanie Walker had been drafted a bit early in my opinion recently, but he's a great value for Money in the 13th round.


131. Chiefs D/ST (DEF5) - Fabiano
132. Steven Hauschka, Seahawks (K2) - Koh
133. Marcus Mariota, Titans (QB15) - Grant
134. Bilal Powell, Jets (RB48) - Franchise
135. Antonio Gates, Chargers (TE13) - Gelhar
136. Kenyan Drake, Dolphins (RB49) - Rank
137. Chandler Catanzaro, Cardinals (K3) - Money
138. Devin Funchess, Panthers (WR52) - Harmon
139. Ka'Deem Carey, Bears (RB50) - Milner
140. Martellus Bennett, Patriots (TE14) - Wilk

Carson Palmer hasn't exactly been the picture of perfect health recently, so I understand why Marcas opted for a second quarterback in breakout candidate Marcus Mariota. Hell must have frozen over, because Harmon drafted Devin Funchess (even if it was in Round 14). I'm a bit puzzled by Ka'Deem Carey's selection when handcuffs with clearer paths to touches like James Starks, DeAndre Washington and Jerick McKinnon were still on the board.


141. Jeff Janis, Packers (WR53) - Wilk
142. Graham Gano, Panthers (K4) - Milner
143. DeAndre Washington, Raiders (RB51) - Harmon
144. Andre Ellington, Cardinals (RB51) - Money
145. Eric Ebron, Lions (TE15) - Rank
146. Theo Riddick, Lions (RB52) - Gelhar
147. Panthers D/ST (DEF6) - Franchise
148. Jerick McKinnon, Vikings (RB53) - Grant
149. Nelson Agholor, Eagles (WR54) - Koh
150. Cairo Santos, Chiefs (K5) - Fabiano

All hail Jeff Janis, king of the Hail Mary reception. He's embroiled in a fierce competition for the Packers No. 3 wide receiver spot, but has HUGE upside if he wins it. Love the Washington pick by Harmon to both backup and complement his earlier pick of Latavius Murray. Nelson Agholor could surprise people in Philadelphia this year and is a sneaky good pick by Koh so late. I nabbed Riddick to backup Abdullah, and because he was a solid flex option last year, even in standard leagues. Rank had to go on auto-draft for the last round, otherwise he wouldn't have taken a third tight end (at least that's my guess).

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