With the turn of the calendar to September and the start of the regular season just a few weeks away, the fantasy football chatter is heating up across the NFL landscape. Who will be the biggest bust? (Matt Ryan). Who will make the biggest rookie impact? (Leonard Fournette). Which player's value is on the rise? (Kareem Hunt). 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 draft strategies, and you can do that right here are NFL.com as mock drafts are open! I'll give you a look into how those mocks might look with a mock of my own, as I continue the tradition of ramping up the draft content as we get deeper and deeper into the summer months.
While the first round of this draft hasn't changed that much, at least aside from the whole Ezekiel Elliott suspension situation, you will see some serious movers and shakers over picks 11-50 (I'm looking at you, Dalvin Cook, Tyreek Hill and Martavis Bryant). So grab your favorite summertime beverage, kick up your feet by the pool or hot tub and read about how the first 10 rounds of your upcoming fantasy football draft could look. Or not. There will be plenty more mock drafts to come!
This mock draft is based on NFL.com's standard 10-team leagues with a basic (non-PPR) scoring system that rewards four points for touchdown passes and six points for all other touchdowns scored.
1. David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals: Johnson recorded 2,000-plus scrimmage yards and 20 total touchdowns last season, scoring more fantasy points but all but three quarterbacks. He's also made it known that his goal for this season is to finish with 1,000 rushing and receiving yards.
2. Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Bell missed four games last season due to suspension/rest, but he still finished fourth in fantasy points among backs. He also ranked second in fantasy points a game (20) behind Johnson, as his versatile skill set makes him an elite option.
3. Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Brown has posted 371 catches for 4,816 yards with 35 touchdowns over the last three years, and he's finished no worse than sixth in fantasy points among wideouts in four straight seasons. He's durable as well, missing just one game since 2013.
4. Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons: Jones had some down weeks last season, but he also had the second-most top-10 finishes among wideouts based on points. While the offense will look a bit different under offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, Jones will continue to produce for owners.
7. A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: Green was on pace to finish fifth in fantasy points among wideouts before he went down with an injured hamstring last season, so don't let his finish (34th) fool you. The veteran out of Georgia remains a top-10 overall selection in fantasy drafts.
9. Melvin Gordon, RB, Los Angeles Chargers: Gordon tied for fourth among runners in red-zone touches (57) and eighth in fantasy points in what was a breakout season. The Bolts didn't take a running back but took three offensive linemen in the NFL draft, which is great news for Flash.
13. Jay Ajayi, RB, Miami Dolphins: Ajayi put up career bests across the board last season, and he did it despite seeing seven or fewer carries in his first four games while behind Arian Foster. He also rushed for an NFL-high 783 yards after contact, and his volume should increase.
14. DeMarco Murray, RB, Tennessee Titans: Murray has ranked no worse than seventh in fantasy points among runners three times in the last four years. He's underrated, both on the field and in fantasy land, and should be considered a surefire top-15 selection in most seasonal leagues.
15. Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys: Bryant scored eight times in 13 games and finished in the top 10 in points at the position five times during what was an up and down season in the stat sheets. While he had more value with Tony Romo at the helm, Bryant remains a firm second-rounder.
19. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys: Elliott was better than all but five fantasy quarterbacks as a rookie, but a six-game suspension heading into 2017 has dropped him a full 16 spots compared to previous mock drafts. If you do take Zeke, you'll need to draft some serious backfield depth.
20. T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts: Hilton led the NFL with 1,448 receiving yards, which is impressive when you consider the number of stud wideouts in the NFL. His lack of touchdowns (his career best in just seven) is what keeps Hilton from being picked higher in fantasy drafts.
21. Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks: Baldwin's numbers dropped almost across the board last season compared to his 2015 totals, but he still finished 10th in points among all wideouts. While he's not among the top-five elite at his position, Baldwin is a borderline No. 1 wideout.
22. Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots: Gronkowski is a beast when he's on the football field, but the big man has missed 24 games over the last five seasons including most of the 2016 campaign. He is back at 100 percent health, however, and his potential is hard to overlook.
24. Amari Cooper, WR, Oakland Raiders: Cooper saw small increases in catches and yardage compared to his rookie season, but he scored just five times and finished in the top 10 in points among wideouts three times. His potential in a solid offense makes him well worth a look here.
26. Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos: Thomas had a bad season in the stat sheets, and he still finished 19th in points among wideouts. With Mike McCoy back as the team's offensive coordinator, I like D.T. to rebound in 2017. Maybe not to an elite level, but he'll be better.
29. Marshawn Lynch, RB, Oakland Raiders: He's back ... this time, in Silver & Black. There's pros and cons, but Beast Mode will be running in a productive offensive behind one of the better run-blocking lines in the NFL. Barring injuries, I'd project him to score eight-plus times.
41. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs: Kelce will be hard pressed to duplicate the reception and yardage totals he posted a season ago, but he's still a top-four fantasy tight end.
44. Martavis Bryant, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Bryant scored 15 total touchdowns in his first 21 games before being suspended last season. His upside is huge in Pittsburgh's pass attack.
46. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver Broncos: Like Thomas, I think Sanders will have a much better season under McCoy than he did under Rick Dennison in 2016. He's in the WR2 conversation.
49. Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots: How do you make Brady an even better fantasy quarterback? You give him Cooks to go along with a host of incumbent playmakers in the pass attack.
50. Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings: Diggs has plenty of value entering his third NFL season and could be a steal at this point in drafts. Target him as a No. 3 fantasy wideout with upside.
51. Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins
52. C.J. Anderson, RB, Denver Broncos
53. Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints
54. Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets
55. Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints
56. Ameer Abdullah, RB, Detroit Lions
57. Mike Gillislee, RB, New England Patriots
58. Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers
59. Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
60. Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Carolina Panthers
71. Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans
72. Frank Gore, RB, Indianapolis Colts
73. Adrian Peterson, RB, New Orleans Saints
74. Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons
75. Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers
76. Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings
77. Danny Woodhead, RB, Baltimore Ravens
78. DeSean Jackson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
79. Rob Kelley, RB, Washington Redskins
80. Brandon Marshall, WR, New York Giants
81. Paul Perkins, RB, New York Giants
82. LeGarrette Blount, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
83. Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans
84. DeVante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins
85. Darren McFadden, RB, Dallas Cowboys
86. Eddie Lacy, RB, Seattle Seahawks
87. Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals
88. Tyrell Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
89. Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans
90. Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina Panthers