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2019 Fantasy Football 10-team Mock Draft

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With the turn of the calendar to June and training camps starting next month, the fantasy football chatter is heating up like an Arizona sidewalk in the summer. Who will be the biggest bust? Who will make the biggest rookie impact? Which player's value is on the rise? Knowledge is power, of course, and knowing which players to draft and when to draft them is paramount to your championship hopes. So is practicing your strategies, and you can do that right here at NFL.com with our online mock drafts.

Before you dive into your own mock draft madness, check out our first NFL.com experts draft for the 2019 season. The draft includes NFL.com folks including myself, Marcas Grant, Graham Barfield, Cynthia Frelund and Michael Florio, and some of our industry pals including Bob Harris (Football Diehards), John Paulsen (4for4), Jake Ciely (The Athletic), Jeff Ratcliffe (Pro Football Focus) and Brandon Marianne Lee (NFL.com, The Athletic). It's a 10-rounder and based on a PPR scoring system that rewards four points for touchdown passes and six points for all other touchdowns.

I've also added a few notes on some of the more interesting picks and trends that I saw during the course of the mock, including some thoughts on my own picks. Enjoy!

Round 1


1. Harris: Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants
2. Paulsen: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys
3. Ciely: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers
4. Frelund: Le'Veon Bell, RB, New York Jets
5. Ratcliffe: Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints
6. Barfield: David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals
7. Grant: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans
8. Fabiano: Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angeles Rams
9. Lee: James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
10. Florio: Melvin Gordon, RB, Los Angeles Chargers

Notes: This mock shows that the running back position will once again rule the first round of most drafts, as nine of the first 10 picks were backfield heroes. Bell went fourth, which is the highest I've seen him picked in mocks, while Johnson went sixth to Barfield. He's in the first-round conversation, even after a poor 2018. The one notable pick was Gurley, who slid all the way to me at No. 8 overall. I've seen other drafts where he's fallen into the second and third rounds (that's simply like stealing), but I'm not as scared of his projected decline in touches as some others in the business. While I do think Darrell Henderson (who I picked up in the eighth round as insurance) will see work, I doubt a backfield committee will emerge. Instead, I still expect to see Gurley touch the ball 18-22 times a game next season.

Round 2


11. Florio: Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers
12. Lee: Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints
13. Fabiano: Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons
14. Grant: Antonio Brown, WR, Oakland Raiders
15. Barfield: Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
16. Ratcliffe: Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings
17. Frelund: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Cleveland Browns
18. Ciely: Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns
19. Paulsen: Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs
20. Harris: JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

Notes: The massive run on runners in the first round almost guaranteed that a run on receivers was imminent in Round 2. That's what happened, as the first four picks and six of the 10 players were wideouts. Interestingly, Brown went ahead of OBJ among the two stud wide receivers on new teams. Travis Kelce, who has emerged into a locked-in second rounder in most mocks, was the first tight end off the board.

Round 3


21. Harris: Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
22. Paulsen: T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts
23. Ciely: Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
24. Frelund: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
25. Ratcliffe: Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
26. Barfield: Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons
27. Grant: Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
28. Fabiano: Adam Thielen, WR, Minnesota Vikings
29. Lee: Damien Williams, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
30. Florio: Amari Cooper, WR, Dallas Cowboys

Notes: Ertz was the first player off the board in this round and the second tight end picked in this mock. There's been a lot of glowing reports on second-year tight end Dallas Goedert, but it didn't alter Ertz's stock for Harris. Mahomes was the first quarterback off the board, but I'd argue it's too soon to take him. Regression is a virtual guarantee after his record-breaking 2018 campaign, and Mahomes is almost guaranteed to play at least part of next season without Tyreek Hill. Freeman's stock is on the rise and it showed here, as Barfield took him with the No. 26 pick. The same goes for Williams, who is the favorite for touches in the Chiefs backfield in 2019.

Round 4


31. Florio: George Kittle, TE, San Francisco 49ers
32. Lee: Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings
33. Fabiano: Sony Michel, RB, New England Patriots
34. Grant: Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts
35. Barfield: Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots
36. Ratcliffe: A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
37. Frelund: Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers
38. Ciely: Josh Jacobs, RB, Oakland Raiders
39. Paulsen: Kerryon Johnson, RB, Detroit Lions
40. Harris: Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans

Notes: A tight end was the first pick of the second straight round, as Kittle went to Florio at No. 31 overall. I love the dude, especially because he's also into WWE, but are we drafting him based on his ceiling ... or can he reach those statistical heights once again? Time will tell. Six of the other nine picks were running backs, a list that includes Michel, Mack, Jones and the first rookie off the board, Jacobs. Harris landed Henry, who isn't going to do much in the passing game but is still a top-40 PPR pick because of his projected workhorse role in Tennessee. Green could be a huge bargain for Ratcliffe, as he fell out of the top 30 in this mock draft.

Round 5


41. Harris: Brandin Cooks, WR, Los Angeles Rams
42. Paulsen: Kenyan Drake, RB, Miami Dolphins
43. Ciely: Sammy Watkins, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
44. Frelund: James White, RB, New England Patriots
45. Ratcliffe: David Montgomery, RB, Chicago Bears
46. Barfield: Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions
47. Grant: Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angles Rams
48. Fabiano: Mark Ingram, RB, Baltimore Ravens
49. Lee: Phillip Lindsay, RB, Denver Broncos
50. Florio: Derrius Guice, RB, Washington Redskins

Notes: This round began with the first of two Rams wideouts to be picked, and neither was Robert Woods. Instead, Harris landed Cooks and Grant grabbed Kupp. We also saw a former Rams wide receiver, Sammy Watkins, come off the board at No. 43. Of course, his value has risen due to questions about Hill's status for 2019. Ratcliffe took the second rookie in this mock, Montgomery, as his No. 3 fantasy runner. I'm pretty high on Ingram in his new digs, so I was pleased to grab him as the third back for my roster. He could post top-20 numbers among runners in PPR leagues in 2019.

Round 6


51. Florio: Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams
52. Lee: Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks
53. Fabiano: Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
54. Grant: Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
55. Barfield: Evan Engram, TE, New York Giants
56. Ratcliffe: Alshon Jeffery, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
57. Frelund: Tarik Cohen, RB, Chicago Bears
58. Ciely: D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers
59. Paulsen: Allen Robinson, WR, Chicago Bears
60. Harris: Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets

Notes: Florio led the round off with the selection of Woods, who was the third of three Rams wideouts to be picked in the last 11 selections. I actually have Woods ranked first out of that trio. In all, this round saw eight wideouts come off the board. I liked getting Godwin as a No. 3 wideout. One of my favorite breakout players, he should see a ton of targets in the Bucs pass attack. I also like Moore, who went to Ciely at No. 58. If Cam Newton is on the field, Moore should bust out. Anderson, who went to Harris at No. 60, is moving up in recent mock drafts.

Round 7


61. Harris: Tevin Coleman, RB, San Francisco 49ers
62. Paulsen: Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns
63. Ciely: Hunter Henry, TE, Los Angeles Chargers
64. Frelund: Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons
65. Ratcliffe: Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks
66. Barfield: Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
67. Grant: Miles Sanders, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
68. Fabiano: O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
69. Lee: Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans
70. Florio: Dante Pettis, WR, San Francisco 49ers

Notes: Harris led the round with the selection of Coleman, who figures to lead the Niners backfield committee. Landry's value has fallen with the addition of Beckham Jr. and the high number of impact players now in the Browns offense, but he could be a nice value for Paulsen as his third wideout. This round saw a pair of potential breakout tight ends, Henry and Howard, in addition to the third rookie, Sanders. The round started and ended with a 49er, as Pettis was picked at No. 70. He's a low-end breakout candidate after showing flashes of brilliance as a rookie.

Round 8


71. Florio: Lamar Miller, RB, Houston Texans
72. Lee: Eric Ebron, TE, Indianapolis Colts
73. Fabiano: Darrell Henderson, RB, Los Angeles Rams
74. Grant: David Njoku, TE, Cleveland Browns
75. Barfield: Will Fuller, WR, Houston Texans
76. Ratcliffe: Jared Cook, TE, New Orleans Saints
77. Frelund: Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
78. Ciely: Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants
79. Paulsen: Latavius Murray, RB, New Orleans Saints
80. Harris: Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals

Notes: This round saw three tight ends selected, Ebron, Njoku and Cook, in the first six picks. If you don't draft a tight end by Round 8, you're probably better off waiting a few more rounds to fill the position because it gets pretty thin. I took Henderson as insurance for Gurley with the No. 73 selection. Frelund decided to take a chance on Hill in this round, and that's right around where he's going to go in mocks until we have a better idea of how many games he'll be suspended (seems imminent).

Round 9


81. Harris: Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts
82. Paulsen: Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
83. Ciely: Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans
84. Frelund: Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons
85. Ratcliffe: Marvin Jones, WR, Detroit Lions
86. Barfield: Rashaad Penny, RB, Seattle Seahawks
87. Grant: Christian Kirk, WR, Arizona Cardinals
88. Fabiano: Golden Tate, WR, New York Giants
89. Lee: Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
90. Florio: James Washington, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

Notes: It took 81 picks, but we finally saw another quarterback, Luck, come off the board. Rodgers, Watson, and Wilson followed in the round, as a small run on signal-callers began. When you consider how productive this quartet was last season, it shows just how long you can wait on the position if you're in a league with like-minded owners who de-value quarterbacks. The selection that was the biggest eye-opener might have been Washington, who went to Florio at No. 90 overall. He does have a lot of upside in the Steelers pass attack, and his sleeper stock is clearly on the rise.

Round 10


91. Florio: Ronald Jones, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
92. Lee: Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver Broncos
93. Fabiano: LeSean McCoy, RB, Buffalo Bills
94. Grant: Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns
95. Barfield: Mecole Hardman, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
96. Ratcliffe: Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons
97. Frelund: Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings
98. Ciely: DaeSean Hamilton, WR, Denver Broncos
99. Paulsen: Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos
100. Harris: John Brown, WR, Buffalo Bills

Notes: Florio led the round with another sleeper, Jones, who will battle Peyton Barber for backfield touches in Tampa Bay. Sanders has slid in recent mocks, and this one was no different as he returns from an Achilles ailment. Still, he was the first of the Broncos wideouts to be drafted. Oddly, all three of their top wide receivers were picked in this round ... and Sutton was the last of them. Mayfield, who almost everyone is expecting to break out next season, lasted until the 10th round. Ryan, the second-best fantasy quarterback in 2018, landed with Ratcliffe at No. 96.

Round 11


101. Harris: Royce Freeman, RB, Denver Broncos
102. Paulsen: Dede Westbrook, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
103. Ciely: Curtis Samuel, WR, Carolina Panthers
104. Frelund: Greg Zuerlein, K, Los Angeles Rams
105. Ratcliffe: Devin Funchess, WR, Indianapolis Colts
106. Barfield: N'Keal Harry, WR, New England Patriots
107. Grant: Kareem Hunt, RB, Cleveland Browns
108. Fabiano: Jordan Howard, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
109. Lee: Matt Breida, RB, San Francisco 49ers
110. Florio: Peyton Barber, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Notes: Frelund took for the first kicker of this mock, Zuerlein, was the No. 104 pick. This round also saw the first rookie wide receiver, Harry, to come off the board. The Arizona State product has moved up some draft board with Josh Gordon's status with the Patriots still in question. In the category of "oh, how the mighty have fallen," Hunt landed at No. 107 and Howard at No. 108 in this round.

Round 12


111. Florio: Geronimo Allison, WR, Green Bay Packers
112. Lee: Marquise Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens
113. Fabiano: Keke Coutee, WR, Houston Texans
114. Grant: Parris Campbell, WR, Indianapolis Colts
115. Barfield: Vance McDonald, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
116. Ratcliffe: Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers
117. Frelund: Chicago Bears defense
118. Ciely: Ryquell Armstead, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
119. Paulsen: Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers
120. Harris: Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins

Notes: There's been a lot of questions about which Packers wideout should go after Adams in drafts and Florio answered with the selection of Allison. Brown was the second rookie wideout selected, followed closely by Campbell. Two tight ends were picked including McDonald, who is considered a prime sleeper at the position. Frelund took the first defense of the draft, the Bears, which Ciely took a flier on Armstead in the Jaguars backfield. Ekeler could end up being a nice value for Paulsen here.

Round 13


121. Harris: Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans
122. Paulsen: DeSean Jackson, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
123. Ciely: Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas Cowboys
124. Frelund: Marqise Lee, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
125. Ratcliffe: Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers
126. Barfield: Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
127. Grant: Anthony Miller, WR, Chicago Bears
128. Fabiano: Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams
129. Lee: Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals
130. Florio: Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Notes: A total of four quarterbacks were picked in this round, and three of them (Newton, Wentz, Goff) have been top-10 players at their position in the last two years. Winston, who was the last pick in this round, is widely considered a breakout candidate under new coach Bruce Arians. Again, it's more evidence that you can wait on a quarterback. A pair of veteran tight ends coming off injuries, Walker and Eifert, were also picked. Neither was drafted as their team's No. 1 option, however.

Round 14


131. Florio: Jacksonville Jaguars defense
132. Lee: Baltimore Ravens defense
133. Fabiano: Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints
134. Grant: Robert Foster, WR, Buffalo Bills
135. Barfield: Tre'Quon Smith, WR, New Orleans Saints
136. Ratcliffe: Los Angeles Rams defense
137. Frelund: Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys
138. Ciely: Los Angeles Chargers defense
139. Paulsen: Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona Cardinals
140. Harris: Houston Texans defense

Notes: With three rounds left in this mock draft, our analysts began the process of filling out their starting lineups ... that means getting a kicker (sorry, Ciely) and a defense. Five of the latter were picked, including the Jaguars, who struggled a season ago but are widely expected to rebound. I wanted to pull the trigger on Murray, who I absolutely love, but instead I paired my first quarterback (Goff) with Brees in this round. Of course, Murray went to Paulsen a few picks later. He'll be the lone rookie field general to be selected in most re-drafts.

Round 15


141. Harris: Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers
142. Paulsen: Indianapolis Colts defense
143. Ciely: Jerick McKinnon, RB, San Francisco 49ers
144. Frelund: Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
145. Ratcliffe: Justin Tucker, K, Baltimore Ravens
146. Barfield: Wil Lutz, K, New Orleans Saints
147. Grant: Minnesota Vikings defense
148. Fabiano: Stephen Gostkowski, K, New England Patriots
149. Lee: Graham Gano, K, Carolina Panthers
150. Florio: Harrison Butker, K, Kansas City Chiefs

Notes: Isn't it strange to see Brady drafted in the 15th round? But that's the world we live in, folks. He'll serve as Frelund's backup behind Mahomes. Again, so strange! Rivers, who had 32 touchdown passes a year ago, was also picked as a backup. McKinnon was the third of the Niners backfield trio to come off the board, which says a lot about his stock heading into 2019 fantasy drafts. The next to last round also saw a combined five kickers selected, including Tucker, Gostkowski and Butker.

Round 16


151. Florio: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Seattle Seahawks
152. Lee: Keelan Cole, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
153. Fabiano: New England Patriots defense
154. Grant: Ka'imi Fairbairn, K, Houston Texans
155. Barfield: Cleveland Browns defense
156. Ratcliffe: Donte Moncrief, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
157. Frelund: T.J. Hockenson, TE, Detroit Lions
158. Ciely: Robbie Gould, K, San Francisco 49ers
159. Paulsen: Mason Crosby, K, Green Bay Packers
160. Harris: Jake Elliott, K, Philadelphia Eagles

Notes: This round featured a bunch of kickers and a pair of interesting rookies in Metcalf and Hockenson. The targets will be there in Seattle for the former, making him well worth a flier for Florio at this point in the draft. Hockenson was the third of three tight ends for Frelund, who is going with a committee approach at the position. Rookie tight ends don't typcially make a major fantasy impact, but the Iowa product is still well worth a late-round look in all re-draft leagues.


Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football analyst on NFL.com and NFL Network and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) Hall of Fame. You can follow Michael on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram for the latest fantasy football news and analysis!

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