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Expert mock draft No. 2: Team-by-team analysis

You've seen the full results of our latest expert mock draft (and if you haven't hit that link above!), but now it's time to get a look at the team-by-team breakdowns. Each analyst also provides a little insight into their draft strategy and how the draft unfolded at their position. A few experts have yet to weight in (silly NFL Network commitments and all -- speaking of, be sure to watch "NFL Fantasy LIVE: Top 50 Players of 2016" each night this week at 8:00 p.m. ET), but check back soon for their analysis and insight. And don't forget you can mock draft RIGHT NOW with real people by clicking here.

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Alex Wilk's team (Pick 1)

Round 1, Pick 1 - Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers
Round 2, Pick 20 - Eddie Lacy, RB, Packers
Round 3, Pick 21 - Mark Ingram, RB, Saints
Round 4, Pick 40 - Randall Cobb, WR, Packers
Round 5, Pick 41 - Matt Jones, RB, Washington
Round 6, Pick 60 - Golden Tate, WR, Lions
Round 7, Pick 61 - Tyler Eifert, TE, Bengals
Round 8, Pick 80 - Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals
Round 9, Pick 81 - T.J. Yeldon, RB, Jaguars
Round 10, Pick 100 - Blaker Bortles, QB, Jaguars
Round 11, Pick 101 - Isaiah Crowell, RB, Browns
Round 12, Pick 120 - Josh Doctson, WR, Washington
Round 13, Pick 121 - Tyrod Taylor, QB, Bills
Round 14, Pick 140 - Martellus Bennett, TE, Patriots
Round 15, Pick 141 - Jeff Janis, WR, Packers

This is not a year that I love drafting No. 1 overall. I'm obviously happy with Antonio Brown, but Eddie Lacy is not the RB1 I was hoping for. 1-2 punches of Peterson and Robinson (Koh) or Gronkowski and Miller (Fabiano) feel much safer to me. That said, I'm pretty pleased with the way my receiving corps rounded out, as I see sizable jumps in production for both Cobb and Tate from 2015. Scooping up Matt Jones in the fifth softened the blow a bit, as well.

I knew this group would wait on most of the quarterbacks, but I think I got a little too patient when I passed on Roethlisberger in Round 9. Kudos to Adam Rank for grabbing every mid- and late-round running back I could have wanted after three straight wide receivers to start the draft.

Dylan Milner's team (Pick 2)

Round 1, Pick 2 - Todd Gurley, RB, Rams
Round 2, Pick 19 - Doug Martin, RB, Buccaneers
Round 3, Pick 22 - Jarvis Landry, WR, Dolphins
Round 4, Pick 39 - Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Panthers
Round 5, Pick 42 - Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots
Round 6, Pick 59 - Melvin Gordon, RB, Chargers
Round 7, Pick 62 - Andrew Luck, QB, Colts
Round 8, Pick 79 - Allen Hurns, WR, Jaguars
Round 9, Pick 82 - Jordan Matthews, WR, Eagles
Round 10, Pick 99 - Julius Thomas, TE, Jaguars
Round 11, Pick 102 - Paul Perkins, RB, Giants
Round 12, Pick 119 - Mohamed Sanu, WR, Falcons
Round 13, Pick 122 - Arizona Cardinals D/ST
Round 14, Pick 139 - Ka'Deem Carey, RB, Bears
Round 15, Pick 142 - Graham Gano, K, Panthers

It's all about the youth movement on this team. Knowing I'm in a league with savvy, fantasy sharks, I felt the only way to rise to the top was to go young and take some risks. Jarvis Landry has the most catches of anyone in history in his first two seasons, Todd Gurley could be an MVP, and Kelvin Benjamin (hoping he's healthy) is a legit WR1. Julian Edelman I'm hoping will pay dividends late in the season if he starts off hampered from his foot injury. If he does, my three receivers could all end up with over 1,000 yards. My two fliers at running back -- Paul Perkins and Ka'Deem Carey -- are all about potential. I don't think Jennings will finish the season as starting back in New York, and if Chicago really does go towards an RBBC, then I've got a man in the mix. I feel good about this team ... which means it's going to be terrible.

Matt Harmon's team (Pick 3)

Round 1, Pick 3 - Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Giants
Round 2, Pick 18 - Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs
Round 3, Pick 23 - Alshon Jeffery, WR, Bears
Round 4, Pick 38 - Demaryius Thomas, WR, Broncos
Round 5, Pick 43 - Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks
Round 6, Pick 58 - Latavius Murray, RB, Raiders
Round 7, Pick 63 - Tyler Lockett, WR, Seahawks
Round 8, Pick 78 - DeSean Jackson, WR, Washington
Round 9, Pick 83 - Charles Sims, RB, Buccaneers
Round 10, Pick 98 - Gary Barnidge, TE, Browns
Round 11, Pick 103 - Travis Benjamin, WR, Chargers
Round 12, Pick 118 - DeAngelo Williams, RB, Steelers
Round 13, Pick 123 - Jordan Howard, RB, Bears
Round 14, Pick 138 - Devin Funchess, WR, Panthers
Round 15, Pick 143 - DeAndre Washington, RB, Raiders

In this draft, I hit wide receivers early and often as usual, but also let the flow of it come to me. In that way, I ended up scooping up several value players. Even in a 10-team league, there's no way that Jamaal Charles should be available at the end of the second round. Same with Demaryius Thomas in Round 4 or Latavius Murray in Round 6. None of these players I'm extremely high on, nor was I targeting them prior to the draft, but they simply presented opportunities I could not pass up.

I also made sure to mix in some target players as well. I'm all-in on Tyler Lockett this year in the mid-rounds. Charles Sims is a player I think receiver-heavy drafters need to target, even in standard leagues. If something happens to Doug Martin, he could easily turn into this year's Devonta Freeman with his already locked-in passing work.

The end of the draft mostly consisted of hammering backup running backs with potential to steal bigger workloads. A player like Jordan Howard would also be the first to go if he doesn't earn much buzz in training camp. I'm not a fan of handcuffs, but it looks like DeAndre Washington could have standalone value as a pass-catcher in Oakland, making him an exception to my rules.

Matt "Money" Smith's team (Pick 4)

Round 1, Pick 4 - David Johnson, RB, Cardinals
Round 2, Pick 17 - Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers
Round 3, Pick 24 - Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers
Round 4, Pick 37 - Jordan Reed, TE, Washington
Round 5, Pick 44 - T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts
Round 6, Pick 57 - DeMarco Murray, RB, Titans
Round 7, Pick 64 - Michael Crabtree, WR, Raiders
Round 8, Pick 77 - Drew Brees, QB, Saints
Round 9, Pick 84 - Tevin Coleman, RB, Falcons
Round 10, Pick 97 - Devontae Booker, RB, Broncos
Round 11, Pick 104 - Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Titans
Round 12, Pick 114 - Seattle Seahawks D/ST
Round 13, Pick 124 - Delanie Walker, TE, Titans
Round 14, Pick 137 - Chandler Catanzaro, K, Cardinals
Round 15, Pick 144 - Andre Ellington, RB, Cardinals

My draft philosophy is simple. I want my first four picks to provide me with as strong a likelihood as possible that I have a top-three player at a must-start position group, and I feel I accomplished that here with David Johnson (first round), Keenan Allen (second round), Aaron Rodgers (third round), Jordan Reed (fourth round).

Johnson is a three-down back that will see at least 20 touches per game. Allen is going to get as many targets as any receiver in the league. Rodgers is the safest bet at the quarterback position with a high floor and absolutely zero ceiling. With Reed, I have great confidence he'll end up pushing Gronk for the highest point total by a tight end making the whole injury prone fear lost on me. It's a physical game, players get hurt so I'm fine taking a chance on just about anyone.

Beyond that I like Murray in Tennessee with that high draft pick offensive line and dedication to protect Mariota. I expect both Booker and Coleman to challenge for starting jobs by Week 6, and T.Y. Hilton was far too good a value for me to pass up. He's a No. 1 receiver for one of the best quarterbacks in the league.

Drew Brees ... well we know I can't let anyone else in the league have him, even if he sits on the bench 15 of our 16 weeks. And yes I plan on playing all 16 weeks for the third straight season in our "experts league."

Adam Rank's team (Pick 5)

Round 1, Pick 5 - Julio Jones, WR, Falcons
Round 2, Pick 16 - Jordy Nelson, WR, Packers
Round 3, Pick 25 - Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers
Round 4, Pick 36 - Jay Ajayi, RB, Dolphins
Round 5, Pick 45 - Stephen Gostkowski, K, Patriots
Round 6, Pick 56 - Giovani Bernard, RB, Bengals
Round 7, Pick 65 - Duke Johnson, RB, Browns
Round 8, Pick 76 - Corey Coleman, WR, Browns
Round 9, Pick 85 - Torrey Smith, WR, 49ers
Round 10, Pick 96 - Tom Brady, QB, Patriots
Round 11, Pick 105 - C.J. Prosise, RB, Seahawks
Round 12, Pick 116 - Jimmy Graham, TE, Seahawks
Round 13, Pick 125 - Zach Miller, TE, Bears
Round 14, Pick 136 - Kenyan Drake, RB, Dolphins
Round 15, Pick 145 - Eric Ebron, TE, Lions

"How I Met Your Mother" is one of my favorite sitcoms of all-time. Like right behind "Scrubs" for the two-spot. The funny thing is, I didn't watch HIMYM during its run in prime time. I caught it in syndication. In other words, I came to it pretty late. Similarly, I think I'm now of the mind that I want to draft in the five-hole in my fantasy football drafts. I was a staunch top-three or bottom-two guy, but now I want to be right there in the middle based on our last fantasy mock.

I didn't get sniped, nailed all of the high-points that I wanted and came away with a pretty g.d. good team. It was pretty amazing. Of course, I'd like to go first overall with the chance to lock in Antonio Brown, but I'm not going to complain about Julio Jones. And when I was able to land Julio, Jordy Nelson (I know) and Mike Evans with my first three picks, I was beside myself. Mostly because I had to change cubicles to draft on the computer next to me. But still, I was literally beside myself.

I was pretty high on choosing Jay Ajayi. The undisputed feature back in an Adam Gase offense? All day. Plus I'm almost sure Ajayi is going to replace Matt Forte as my best friend (fantasy football wise, of course).

Gostkowski was a natural. And I'm sorry for those people out there who feel I'm mocking the institution of fantasy football as I select Gost in the fifth-round, but lighten the hell up. Our jobs aren't that important. And really, if I hadn't saddled myself with the Gostkowski handicap, I would have lapped the field here even worse than I already did.

Looking at my team, there is not one ounce of regret outside of the extra tight ends. I had to auto-pick a few picks because we were going to shoot our Top 50 show and I needed one. I'd keep Zach Miller (savvy), not sure I would have needed Eric Ebron. But again, my team is so stacked, I'm not really too concerned about it. I have so many legend (wait for it); wait. I have so many legends. No dairy. Just legends.

Alex Gelhar's team (Pick 6)

Round 1, Pick 6 - Le'Veon Bell, RB, Steelers
Round 2, Pick 15 - Devonta Freeman, RB, Falcons
Round 3, Pick 26 - LeSean McCoy, RB, Bills
Round 4, Pick 35 - Brandin Cooks, WR, Saints
Round 5, Pick 46 - Jeremy Maclin, WR, Chiefs
Round 6, Pick 55 - Michael Floyd, WR, Cardinals
Round 7, Pick 66 - Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Broncos
Round 8, Pick 75 - Ameer Abdullah, RB, Lions
Round 9, Pick 86 - Kamar Aiken, RB, Ravens
Round 10, Pick 95 - Derrick Henry, RB, Titans
Round 11, Pick 106 - Coby Fleener, TE, Saints
Round 12, Pick 115 - Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers
Round 13, Pick 126 - Mike Wallace, WR, Ravens
Round 14, Pick 135 - Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers
Round 15, Pick 146 - Theo Riddick, RB, Lions

As I've stated before, I'm all for leaning on running backs early in drafts -- I just wish I hadn't leaned on Devonta Freeman in this one. I almost picked Jamaal Charles and in hindsight feel that was the way to go. This is a good case study though for how a draft can look if you wait on wide receivers. While none of my guys are truly elite options, the first three all have the potential for top-10 numbers. After a run on that middle tier of WR2s, I am able to take some shots on guys with a lot of upside, especially at running back. Ameer Abdullah and Derrick Henry won't need to start for me in Week 1, but could be crucial pieces of my team down the stretch. I'll keep waiting on a quarterback as long as guys like Rivers and Eli Manning are hanging around in the double-digit rounds. While I'm not high on Fleener as a player, he should see nice volume in that offense and was simply too great of a value to pass up in Round 11. Overall, I would give this draft somewhere around a B grade.

Matt "Franchise" Franciscovich's team (Pick 7)

Round 1, Pick 7 - Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys
Round 2, Pick 14 - Dez Bryant, WR, Cowboys
Round 3, Pick 27 - Cam Newton, QB, Panthers
Round 4, Pick 34 - Brandon Marshall, WR, Jets
Round 5, Pick 47 - Thomas Rawls, RB, Seahawks
Round 6, Pick 54 - John Brown, WR, Cardinals
Round 7, Pick 67 - Jeremy Hill, RB, Bengals
Round 8, Pick 74 - Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs
Round 9, Pick 87 - Chris Ivory, RB, Jets
Round 10, Pick 94 - Willie Snead, WR, Saints
Round 11, Pick 107 - Markus Wheaton, WR, Steelers
Round 12, Pick 114 - Arian Foster, RB, Texans
Round 13, Pick 127 - Stefon Diggs, WR, Vikings
Round 14, Pick 134 - Bilal Powell, RB, Jets
Round 15, Pick 147 - Carolina Panthers D/ST

I opted for a high-risk, high-reward draft strategy early in this mock. I risked going with youth over experience with Ezekiel Elliott over Adrian Peterson with my first pick. I love Zeke for his potentially gigantic workload and extreme versatility. Then, I was faced with a Dez Bryant or Jordy Nelson as my WR1 next, and went Dez in the hopes that his surgically repaired foot will hold up. If it does, his fantasy ceiling is nearly infinite. I'm not one to take quarterbacks this early, but in a standard, 10-team league, Cam Newton was the most attractive player on the board for me at that point. Even with some regression baked into his projection, Newton will still be an elite fantasy signal-caller. My next risk was Thomas Rawls in Round 5. His ankle is a major concern but he was a one-man wrecking crew last season when he was Seattle's primary back and I couldn't let him fall any further. If these players can return on their value, I feel that I drafted enough bench depth to give me solid bye week options and some upside plays in the case of a devastating injury to one (or more) of my starters.

Marcas Grant's team (Pick 8)

Round 1, Pick 8 - DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Texans
Round 2, Pick 13 - A.J. Green, WR, Bengals
Round 3, Pick 28 - C.J. Anderson, RB, Broncos
Round 4, Pick 33 - Amari Cooper, WR, Raiders
Round 5, Pick 48 - Ryan Mathews, RB, Eagles
Round 6, Pick 53 - Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers
Round 7, Pick 68 - Danny Woodhead, RB, Chargers
Round 8, Pick 73 - Sterling Shepard, WR, Giants
Round 9, Pick 88 - Kevin White, WR, Bears
Round 10, Pick 93 - Justin Forsett, RB, Ravens
Round 11, Pick 108 - Carson Palmer, QB, Cardinals
Round 12, Pick 113 - Karlos Williams, RB, Bills
Round 13, Pick 128 - Houston Texans D/ST
Round 14, Pick 133 - Marcus Mariota, QB, Titans
Round 15, Pick 148 - Jerick McKinnon, RB, Vikings

My draft strategy depends, in part, on where I am in the draft order and what happens ahead of me. In this case, I was eighth and it worked out that I had a choice among some of the top tier receivers available. That allowed me to go zero RBs in the first couple of rounds and still get a shot at C.J. Anderson, who I believe is primed for a big bounce back this season. If there are a couple of picks I'd like to have over, it's Danny Woodhead in the seventh (I panicked after having Jeremy Hill sniped one pick before) and Kevin White in Round 9 (he was the best of a lackluster bunch). The joy of doing a draft with like-minded analysts is knowing that you can totally wait on a quarterback. How else can you explain snagging Carson Palmer in Round 11 -- while debating between him and Eli Manning? It's a good problem to have.

James Koh's team (Pick 9)

Round 1, Pick 9 - Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikins
Round 2, Pick 12 - Allen Robinson, WR, Jaguars
Round 3, Pick 29 - Carlos Hyde, RB, 49ers
Round 4, Pick 32 - Dion Lewis, RB, Patriots
Round 5, Pick 49 - Doug Baldwin, WR, Seahawks
Round 6, Pick 52 - Donte Moncrief, WR, Colts
Round 7, Pick 69 - Jeremy Langford, RB, Bears
Round 8, Pick 72 - Ladarius Green, TE, Steelers
Round 9, Pick 89 - Marvin Jones, WR, Lions
Round 10, Pick 92 - Kenneth Dixon, RB, Ravens
Round 11, Pick 109 - Eli Manning, QB, Giants
Round 12, Pick 112 - Derek Carr, QB, Raiders
Round 13, Pick 129 - Denver Broncos D/ST
Round 14, Pick 132 - Steven Hauschka, K, Seahawks
Round 15, Pick 149 - Nelson Agholor, WR, Eagles

Drafting on the back end of your draft will afford most fantasy enthusiasts the opportunity to see some serious running back bargains fall their way and as a result, the ability to field a scary-good, running back-heavy team.

For me it was Adrian Peterson and at No. 9 overall -- that's tremendous value. I followed that up with Allen Robinson, Carlos Hyde and Dion Lewis in my first four rounds. Health is obviously a concern for both, but the upside is undeniable. I added Jeremy Langford and Kenneth Dixon later in the draft to add even more depth and potential.

Starting in Round 5, I took Doug Baldwin and Donte Moncreif and then took Marvin Jones in the ninth. Again, mostly unproven/high-ceiling players but given standard format rosters, I only need one of the three to pan out to give me a strong lineup week in and week out.

I took Eli Manning and Derek Carr with back-to-back picks in Rounds 11 and 12 and could not have been happier.

My takeaways: drafters with end-of-round selections should look to field a running back-heavy teams at the top, followed by lots of high-potential wide receivers. It's a strategy that relies on you to wait forever on quarterback, but with guys like Manning, Carr, Kirk Cousins or Tyrod Taylor, you could end up with a squad that is extremely balanced and extremely tough to beat on a week-to-week basis.

Michael Fabiano's team (Pick 10)

Round 1, Pick 10 - Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots
Round 2, Pick 11 - Lamar Miller, RB, Texans
Round 3, Pick 30 - Sammy Watkins, WR, Bills
Round 4, Pick 31 - Matt Forte, RB, Jets
Round 5, Pick 50 - Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers
Round 6, Pick 51 - Eric Decker, WR, Jets
Round 7, Pick 70 - DeVante Paker, WR, Dolphins
Round 8, Pick 71 - Frank Gore, RB, Colts
Round 9, Pick 90 - Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers
Round 10, Pick 91 - Laquon Treadwell, WR, Vikings
Round 11, Pick 110 - Rashad Jennings, RB, Giants
Round 12, Pick 111 - Tavon Austin, WR, Rams
Round 13, Pick 130 - Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys
Round 14, Pick 131 - Kansas City Chiefs D/ST
Round 15, Pick 150 - Cairo Santos, K, Chiefs

There are some mock draft teams that you like, and there are some mock draft teams that you don't like. Back in May, we held our first mock draft of the 2016 season ... and I liked it a lot. As far as this one goes, well, I'm not in love with it. Maybe that's because I took a tight end in the first round and was forced to wait on a wide receiver until the 30th pick. Or maybe it's because I just missed out on a few players who were drafted a spot or two ahead of me. Read Fabiano's full pick-by-pick analysis of his team right here.

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