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 (because who really needs to read about those positions in May, right?). Marcas Grant and Alex Gelhar provide a commentary and analysis in between the results of each round below. So soak up all of the glory of this mock, and be sure to let the crew know how bad their teams are in the comments below or on Twitter.
- Matt Franciscovich (@MattFranchise) - NFL.com Associate Fantasy Writer/Editor
- Matt Harmon (@MattHarmon_BYB) - NFL.com Associate Fantasy Writer/Editor
- Alex Wilk - NFL Fantasy LIVE Producer
- Hytham Kilani - NFL Fantasy LIVE Producer
- Alex Gelhar (@AlexGelhar) - NFL.com Fantasy Writer/Editor
- Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) - NFL.com Senior Fantasy Analyst
- Dylan Milner - NFL Fantasy LIVE Senior Producer
- Matt "Money" Smith (@MattMoneySmith) - NFL Fantasy LIVE host
- Adam Rank (@adamrank) - NFL Fantasy LIVE analyst
- Marcas Grant (@MarcasG)- NFL.com Fantasy Editor
- Antonio Brown, Steelers (WR1) - Franchise
- Odell Beckham Jr., Giants (WR2) - Harmon
- Le'Veon Bell, Steelers (RB1) - Wilk
- Todd Gurley, Rams (RB2) - Kilani
- Julio Jones, Falcons (WR3) - Gelhar
- Adrian Peterson, Vikings (RB3) - Fabiano
- DeAndre Hopkins, Texans (WR4) - Milner
- David Johnson, Cardinals (RB4) - Money
- Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys (RB5) - Rank
- Devonta Freeman, Falcons (RB6) - Grant
Alex Gelhar: Well, it took us awhile to assemble a crew, but we finally put together our first staff mock of the 2016 fantasy season, and I for one had a blast. How was your inaugural mocking experience?
Marcas Grant: It was certainly interesting. I was very curious to see how high Ezekiel Elliott would go. Being in the 10th spot, I didn't think I had a shot at him, but he got closer than I ever would have imagined.
AG: Very true, though the early (and expected) run on wide receivers certainly made that possible. I imagine these 10 players will comprise many first round mocks the rest of the offseason, give or take a Gronk here or there.
- Rob Gronkowski, Patriots (TE1) - Grant
- Jamaal Charles, Chiefs (RB7) - Rank
- Dez Bryant, Cowboys (WR5) - Money
- Doug Martin, Buccaneers (RB8) - Milner
- A.J. Green, Bengals (WR6) - Fabiano
- Lamar Miller, Texans (RB9) - Gelhar
- Allen Robinson, Jaguars (WR7) - Kilani
- Jordy Nelson, Packers (WR8) - Wilk
- Mike Evans, Buccaneers (WR9) - Harmon
- LeSean McCoy, Bills (RB10) - Franchise
MG: Speaking of Gronk ... is it weird that I waited until pick 11 to take him instead of pick 10? Just mentally it felt more comfortable saying I drafted him in the second round.
AG: Nah, I totally get that. You could easily make a case for several names in this round to be first-rounders (Dez Bryant, Jamaal Charles, Lamar Miller), but I'm sure all of the owners preferred getting them in Round 2. If there was a surprise pick, I might go with Mike Evans by Harmon, though I know he's quite high on him.
MG: I might say the same about Doug Martin. I loved him last year as an RB2. I fear that this year he's going to get overdrafted and leave a lot of people disappointed.
- Brandon Marshall, Jets (WR10) - Franchise
- Keenan Allen, Chargers (WR11) - Harmon
- Thomas Rawls, Seahawks (RB11) - Wilk
- Alshon Jeffery, Bears (WR12) - Kilani
- Eddie Lacy, Packers (RB12) - Gelhar
- Mark Ingram, Saints (RB13) - Fabiano
- Brandin Cooks, Saints (WR13) - Milner
- Cam Newton, Panthers (QB1) - Money
- Aaron Rodgers, Packers (QB2) - Rank
- C.J. Anderson, Broncos (RB14) - Grant
MG: I was fine with it since I had no intentions of taking a QB in that slot. I was a little surprised to see Thomas Rawls gone so soon since we have no real idea what his status is going to be for training camp, let alone Week 1.
AG: Count me among the Rawls believers. I'm fine with taking him there, but his ADP will change drastically as his recovery timeline becomes more clear closer to the season. I don't want to be too self congratulatory, but I thought nabbing Eddie Lacy in a contract year in the middle of the third was a steal.
- Amari Cooper, Raiders (WR14)- Grant
- Sammy Watkins, Bills (WR15) - Rank
- Jordan Reed, Redskins (TE2) - Money
- Carlos Hyde, 49ers (RB15) - Milner
- Demaryius Thomas, Broncos (WR16) - Fabiano
- Ryan Mathews, Eagles (RB16) - Gelhar
- Tyler Eifert, Bengals (TE3) - Kilani
- Jarvis Landry, Dolphins (WR17) - Wilk
- Randall Cobb, Packers (WR18) - Harmon
- Matt Forte, Jets (RB17) - Franchise
AG: Franchise, Harmon and Fabs had my favorite picks of the round. Demaryius Thomas' value could be hurt by his quarterback situation, but that is one talented wideout to get in the fourth. Same goes for Randall Cobb, who I expect to bounce back in a big way. I know some were surprised Harmon grabbed four wideouts to start, but I would have done the same in his position with Cobb.
MG: Maybe this is for another time and place, but the start of Harmon's draft (four straight WRs) brings up an interesting conversation about drafting for value versus drafting to fill needs.
- Kelvin Benjamin, Panthers (WR19) - Franchise
- Jonathan Stewart, Panthers (RB18) - Harmon
- Julian Edelman, Patriots (WR20) - Wilk
- Dion Lewis, Patriots (RB19) - Kilani
- Doug Baldwin, Seahawks (WR21) - Gelhar
- Jeremy Hill, Bengals (RB20) - Fabiano
- T.Y. Hilton, Colts (WR22) - Milner
- Jeremy Langford, Bears (RB21) - Money
- Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots (K1) - Rank
- Latavius Murray, Raiders (RB22) - Grant
AG: I see your point, but that early in the draft I'll almost always take the superior player over need. As for Round 5, my heart grew two sizes when Hytham made Dion Lewis a top 20 running back in this mock, but we'd be doing this article a disservice if we didn't talk about Rank's curious kicker pick.
MG: I applaud him for it. He's been threatening to do it all offseason. Good to know he's a man of his word. Plus, he got the best player at his position. And for everyone giving him grief for it on Twitter. Calm all the way down. It's a mock draft in May ... and it ain't your team.
AG: I 100 percent agree. It's not like Rank's a surgeon saying he's performing his next operation using a Doc McStuffins playkit. He's an analyst for a game about fake football, and he's having fun -- like you're supposed to. People take this too seriously sometimes.
- Eric Decker, Jets (WR23) - Grant
- Greg Olsen, Panthers (TE4) - Rank
- Jeremy Maclin, Chiefs (WR24) - Money
- Matt Jones, Redskins (RB23) - Milner
- Golden Tate, Lions (WR25) - Fabiano
- Michael Floyd, Cardinals (WR26) - Gelhar
- Russell Wilson, Seahawks (QB3) - Kilani
- Jay Ajayi, Dolphins (RB24) - Wilk
- Danny Woodhead, Chargers (RB25) - Harmon
- DeMarco Murray, Titans (RB26) - Franchise
AG: Indeed. I also felt this round offered some great value at the wide receiver position. Decker, Maclin, Tate and Floyd should all be solid contributors to fantasy squads this fall.
- John Brown, Cardinals (WR27) - Franchise
- Gary Barnidge, Browns (TE5) - Harmon
- Tom Brady, Patriots (QB4) - Wilk
- T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars (RB27) - Kilani
- Michael Crabtree, Raiders (WR28) - Gelhar
- Andrew Luck, Colts (QB5) - Fabiano
- Coby Fleener, Saints (TE6) - Milner
- Frank Gore, Colts (RB28) - Money
- Jordan Matthews, Eagles (WR29) - Rank
- Melvin Gordon, Chargers (RB29) - Grant
- DeSean Jackson, Redskins (WR30) - Grant
- DeVante Parker, Dolphins (WR31) - Rank
- Kevin White, Bears (WR32) - Money
- Ameer Abdullah, Lions (RB30)- Milner
- Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos (WR33)- Fabiano
- Drew Brees, Saints (QB6)- Gelhar
- Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals (WR34) - Kilani
- Travis Kelce, Chiefs (TE7) - Wilk
- Donte Moncrief, Colts (WR35) - Harmon
- Delanie Walker, Titans (TE8) - Franchise
AG: Absolutely. Kind of crazy to see Emmanuel Sanders fall so low, but I feel the uncertainty over the quarterback position in Denver has everyone worried about those wide receivers. Thankfully, it's only May.
MG: And Drew Brees this low? This could be the second straight year where there's (mostly unfounded) draft panic over a Brees fall-off. But good on you for getting him there.
- Duke Johnson, Browns (RB31) - Franchise
- Giovani Bernard, Bengals (RB32) - Harmon
- Allen Hurns, Jaguars (WR36) - Wilk
- Rashad Jennings, Giants (RB33) - Kilani
- Kenneth Dixon, Ravens (RB34) - Gelhar
- Ladarius Green, Steelers (TE9) - Fabiano
- Stefon Diggs, Vikings (WR37) - Milner
- Blake Bortles, Jaguars (QB7) - Money
- Paul Perkins, Giants (RB34) - Rank
- Carson Palmer, Cardinals (QB8) - Grant
AG: I was a little surprised he grabbed a second signal-caller after taking Cam in Round 3, but Money has always been higher on quarterbacks than many of us in the office.
- Corey Coleman, Browns (WR38) - Grant
- Josh Doctson, Redskins (WR39) - Rank
- Devontae Booker, Broncos (RB36) - Money
- Kirk Cousins, Redskins (QB9) - Milner
- Justin Forsett, Ravens (RB37) - Fabiano
- Sterling Shepard, Giants (WR37) - Gelhar
- Dorial Green-Beckham, Titans (WR41) - Kilani
- Chris Ivory, Jaguars (RB38) - Wilk
- Tyler Lockett, Seahawks (WR42) - Harmon
- Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers (QB10) - Franchise
MG: Rookies galore in Round 10! I like all of those picks. Admittedly one was mine. /pats self on back
AG: Psh, I took my second consecutive rookie, and loved both picks. /high fives self
- Karlos Williams, Bills (RB39) - Franchise
- C.J. Prosise, Seahawks (RB40) - Harmon
- Derrick Henry, Titans (RB41) - Wilk
- LeGarrette Blount, Patriots (RB42) - Kilani
- Marvin Jones, Lions (WR43) - Gelhar
- Theo Riddick, Lions, (RB43) - Fabiano
- Broncos D/ST (DEF1) - Milner
- Travis Benjamin, Chargers (WR44) - Money
- Markus Wheaton, Steelers (WR45) - Rank
- Charles Sims, Buccaneers (RB44) - Grant
AG:Derrick Henry slipping to Round 11 is my bad ... I was the one putting the rookies higher in the draft client rankings the night before and he got left a little too low. Kudos to Wilk seeking him out though.
MG: We've got our first defense off the board in this round as well. Probably worth mentioning that we didn't mandate that everyone select a kicker or defense in this draft. But the Broncos are too good to pass up.
- Andy Dalton, Bengals (QB11) - Grant
- Jordan Howard, Bears (RB45) - Rank
- Dwayne Allen, Colts (TE10) - Money
- Tavon Austin, Rams (WR46) - Milner
- Steve Smith, Ravens (WR47) - Fabiano
- Arian Foster, free agent (RB46) - Gelhar
- Tevin Coleman, Falcons (RB47) - Kilani
- Laquon Treadwell, Vikings (WR48) - Wilk
- Torrey Smith, 49ers (WR49) - Harmon
- Willie Snead, Saints (WR50) - Franchise
AG: That the Minnesota offense ranked 32nd in pass attempts last year?
- Kamar Aiken, Ravens (WR51) - Franchise
- Eli Manning, Giants (QB12) - Harmon
- Jimmy Graham, Seahawks (TE11) - Wilk
- Derek Carr, Raiders (QB13) - Kilani
- Antonio Gates, Chargers (TE12) - Gelhar
- Julius Thomas, Jaguars (TE13) - Fabiano
- Jeff Janis, Packers (WR52) - Milner
- Texans D/ST (DEF2) - Money
- Jaguars D/ST (DEF3) - Rank
- Seahawks D/ST (DEF4) - Grant
AG: All hail Janis, king of the largest truther army.
- Cameron Artis-Payne, Panthers (RB49) - Grant
- Clive Walford, Raiders (TE14) - Rank
- Darren McFadden, Cowboys (RB50) - Money
- Marcus Mariota, Titans (QB14) - Milner
- Tony Romo, Cowboys (QB15) - Fabiano
- Jared Cook, Packers (TE15) - Gelhar
- Panthers D/ST (DEF5) - Kilani
- Jameis Winston, Buccaneers (QB16) - Wilk
- Zach Ertz, Eagles (TE16) - Harmon
- Wendell Smallwood, Eagles (RB50) - Franchise
- Tyler Ervin, Texans (RB51) - Franchise
- Isaiah Crowell, Browns (RB52) - Harmon
- Robert Woods, Bills (WR52) - Wilk
- Chandler Catanzaro, (K2) - Kilani
- Rams D/ST (DEF6) - Gelhar
- Vincent Jackson, Buccaneers (WR53) - Fabiano
- Graham Gano, Panthers (K3) - Milner
- Steven Hauschka, Seahawks (K4) - Money
- Nelson Agholor, Eagles (WR54) - Rank
- Albert Wilson, Chiefs (WR55) - Grant
MG: If there's a better way to end a draft than by sounding a Bert Alert, I'd love to hear it.
AG: Answer: There isn't.