Full 2016 PPR fantasy football mock draft results

One of the best aspects of fantasy football as a game is its versatility -- no two leagues have to be the same. Whether through the number of league members, official rules, or league-specific rules, players can bend the game to suit their needs. So while we've completed two standard scoring, 10-team mock drafts so far (which you can read here and here), we realized it was high-time we gathered the troops for a PPR mock draft. In this league, all of the standard rules apply, except now each position (RB, WR, TE) is rewarded one point per reception. The mock below was comprised of NFL Fantasy LIVE show members, NFL Fantasy LIVE producers (the people making the show happen behind the scene), and NFL.com fantasy writers. (By the way, you can join a mock draft of your own by clicking here.

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. Full team-by-team breakdowns will be linked above shortly.

Draft order

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


  1. Antonio Brown, Steelers (WR1) - Fabiano
  2. Odell Beckham Jr., Giants (WR2) - Milner
  3. Julio Jones, Falcons (WR3) - Money
  4. Le'Veon Bell, Steelers (RB1) - Franchise
  5. A.J. Green, Bengals (WR4) - Gelhar
  6. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans (WR5) - Rank
  7. David Johnson, Cardinals (RB2)- Harmon
  8. Todd Gurley, Rams (RB3) - Koh
  9. Dez Bryant, Cowboys (WR6) - Wilk
  10. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots (TE1) - Grant

With this being a PPR draft, it's no surprise that seven of the first 10 picks were pass-catchers. The one pick that surprised me a bit was James taking Todd Gurley over Ezekiel Elliott. Gurley is an all-world talent, but his pass-catching role in that offense is pretty minimal for a first-round investment. Elliott, on the other hand, joins an offense that has seen its top back average 50 receptions per year since 2013. Gurley's not a bad pick in Round 1 of a PPR draft, but I tend to favor backs with more upside in the passing game this early.


  1. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys (RB4) - Grant
  2. Adrian Peterson, Vikings (RB5) - Wilk
  3. Allen Robinson, Jaguars (WR7) - Koh
  4. Keenan Allen, Chargers (WR8) - Harmon
  5. Jordy Nelson, Packers (WR9) - Rank
  6. Lamar Miller, Texans (RB6)) - Gelhar
  7. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs (RB7) - Franchise
  8. Devonta Freeman, Falcons (RB8) - Money
  9. Mike Evans, Buccaneers (WR10) - Milner
  10. Mark Ingram, Saints (RB9) - Fabiano

Peterson isn't as heavily involved in Minnesota's passing game as you might like, but it's almost impossible to pass on him in the early second round. Keenan Allen is a nice grab by Harmon too, as he'll be an absolute monster in PPR formats this fall. I was pumped to get Lamar Miller so late in the round. As I've said before, Bill O'Brien loves to feature one running back, and Miller boasts a three-down skill set. He should be a top-10 back in terms of touches, which means he'll have plenty of opportunities in the passing game. Devonta Freeman might have been a bit of a reach, but he's definitely superior to Tevin Coleman in terms of the passing game, so I get why Money jumped at him here rather than risking losing him on the swing.


  1. Alshon Jeffery, Bears (WR11) - Fabiano
  2. Jarvis Landry, Dolphins (WR12) - Milner
  3. Brandon Marshall, Jets (WR13) - Money
  4. Eddie Lacy, Packers (RB10) - Franchise
  5. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos (WR14) - Gelhar
  6. LeSean McCoy, Bills (RB11) - Rank
  7. Sammy Watkins, Bills (WR15) - Harmon
  8. Amari Cooper, Raiders (WR16) - Koh
  9. Matt Forte, Jets (RB12) - Wilk
  10. Jeremy Maclin, Chiefs (WR17) - Grant

Dylan's obsession with Jarvis Landry continues, but this is a fine spot to grab him in PPR formats. Fun fact: Landry set the NFL record for most receptions by a receiver in his first two seasons. Franchise went with a bit of a unique strategy taking three running backs with his first three picks, but I kind of love it. Each back has 50-plus catch upside and is the featured back in a high-powered offense. As long as he can snag some quality wide receivers from the next tier, he'll be in great shape (if we were actually playing this draft out). Normally, I'm not as bullish on Demaryius Thomas in standard leagues, but I liked him the best of the bunch in terms of the wide receivers here. Thomas had over 100 catches last year with a broken Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler under center. He'll be fine with whomever the Broncos trot out this year.


  1. Brandin Cooks, Saints (WR18) - Grant
  2. Randall Cobb, Packers (WR19) - Wilk
  3. Ryan Mathews, Eagles (RB13) - Koh
  4. C.J. Anderson, Broncos (RB14) - Harmon
  5. Julian Edelman, Patriots (WR20) - Rank
  6. T.Y. Hilton, Colts (WR21) - Gelhar
  7. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks (WR22) - Franchise
  8. Aaron Rodgers, Packers (QB1) - Money
  9. Doug Martin, Buccaneers (RB15) - Milner
  10. Dion Lewis, Patriots (RB16) - Fabiano

Randall Cobb continues to be undervalued in the mocks I've participated in so far. Yes, last year was a major disappointment, but he's returning to his more natural position (the slot) and will be 100 percent healthy again (he battled a shoulder sprain all last year). He was PPR gold just a few years back and is a steal for Wilk in Round 4. The first quarterback goes off the board to Money near the end of the round, a great value for Aaron Rodgers. Dion Lewis gets a huge boost in PPR formats, which is why no one was surprised to see him sneak into the fourth round here for Fabiano.


  1. Eric Decker, Jets (WR23) - Fabiano
  2. Jordan Reed, Redskins (TE2) - Milner
  3. Danny Woodhead, Chargers (RB17) - Money
  4. Michael Floyd, Cardinals (WR24) - Franchise
  5. Duke Johnson, Browns (RB18) - Gelhar
  6. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots (K1) - Rank
  7. Donte Moncrief, Colts (WR25) - Harmon
  8. Carlos Hyde, 49ers (RB19) - Koh
  9. Cam Newton, Panthers (QB2) - Wilk
  10. John Brown, Cardinals (WR26) - Grant

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 love the value of the wide receivers available in this round, which is part of why in standard formats I'm happy investing in running backs early. Franchise, after three straight rushers to start this draft, added Doug Baldwin and Michael Floyd in the next two rounds (a great duo). I wouldn't be surprised if any of the other wideouts taken -- Eric Decker, Donte Moncrief, John Brown -- finish in the top-24 among wideouts.


  1. Giovani Bernard, Bengals (RB20) - Grant
  2. Matt Jones, Redskins (RB21) - Wilk
  3. Russell Wilson, Seahawks (QB3) - Koh
  4. Golden Tate, Lions (WR27) - Harmon
  5. Jay Ajayi, Dolphins (RB22) - Rank
  6. Greg Olsen, Panthers (TE3) - Gelhar
  7. Kelvin Benjamin, Panthers (WR28) - Franchise
  8. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals (WR29) - Money
  9. Latavius Murray, Raiders (RB23) - Milner
  10. Thomas Rawls, Seahawks (RB24) - Fabiano

Giovani Bernard is the pick of this round, no doubt about it. He averages around 50 receptions per year, and when the Bengals season kicks off he'll be the de facto No. 2 option in the passing game with Tyler Eifert likely on the shelf recovering from offseason ankle surgery. I looked at him in each of the last two rounds but decided against adding him as I already had A.J. Green. Speaking of my draft, I might have reached a touch on Greg Olsen, but I wasn't in love with the other options at wide receiver or running back, so I took the most consistent tight end in the game. Latavius Murray will likely see his work in the passing game dip with the arrival of DeAndre Washington, but he's a solid pick for Milner here at the end of Round 6.


  1. Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos (WR30) - Fabiano
  2. Jordan Matthews, Eagles (WR31) - Milner
  3. DeMarco Murray, Titans (RB25) - Money
  4. Melvin Gordon, Chargers (RB26) - Franchise
  5. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks (WR32) - Gelhar
  6. Charles Sims, Buccaneers (RB27) - Rank
  7. Tyler Eifert, Bengals (TE4) - Harmon
  8. Corey Coleman, Browns (WR33) - Koh
  9. Travis Kelce, Chiefs (TE5) - Wilk
  10. Michael Crabtree, Raiders (WR34) - Grant

This round is a perfect example of why it pays to know the players in your league as much as the players you're hoping to draft. Case in point: I knew there was no way Tyler Lockett would get past Harmon twice and back to me, so I grabbed him here (which I don't even feel was a reach). Likewise, Rank sniped Harmon on Charles Sims, an excellent pick here given the PPR format (the RB17 in PPR last year). That forced Harmon into panic mode, leaving him to grab Tyler Eifert (a mini-reach considering Eifert will be missing a few games this year). Studying your league mates and their draft trends can be just as important as studying our rankings and articles, as it can help you better understand the market price of players in your specific draft.


  1. Ameer Abdullah, Lions (RB28) - Grant
  2. Allen Hurns, Jaguars (WR35) - Wilk
  3. Theo Riddick, Lions (RB29) - Koh
  4. Jeremy Langford, Bears (RB30) - Harmon
  5. Kamar Aiken, Ravens (WR36) - Rank
  6. Jonathan Stewart, Panthers (RB31) - Gelhar
  7. C.J. Prosise, Seahawks (RB32) - Franchise
  8. Delanie Walker, Titans (TE5) - Money
  9. Andrew Luck, Colts (QB4) - Milner
  10. Jeremy Hill, Bengals (RB33) - Fabiano

Jonathan Stewart in Round 8 is criminal. Yes, it was my pick and it's PPR, but my goodness. Even with a slow start and missing the last three games of the year, JStew was still the RB24 in PPR last year. He won't catch a ton of passes, but the team shifted to prioritizing him in the red zone instead of Cam for much of last season (he was second in the NFL in red zone carries), so his touchdown upside helps balance out the lack of passing work. While PPR elevates backs like Theo Riddick and C.J. Prosise (both of whom went in this round), don't ignore solid standard backs with huge, safe workloads. Also, Kamar Aiken and Andrew Luck are an absolute steals here for Rank and Milner, respectively.


  1. DeVante Parker, Dolphins (WR37) - Fabiano
  2. Kevin White, Bears (WR38) - Milner
  3. Tavon Austin, Rams (WR39) - Money
  4. DeSean Jackson, Redskins (WR40) - Franchise
  5. Marvin Jones, Lions (WR41) - Gelhar
  6. Torrey Smith, 49ers (WR42) - Rank
  7. Sterling Shepard, Giants (WR43) - Harmon
  8. Kenneth Dixon, Ravens (RB34) - Koh
  9. Laquon Treadwell, Vikings (WR44) - Wilk
  10. Chris Ivory, Jaguars (RB35) - Grant

Man, the wide receiver depth in Round 9 was insane. Regardless of your opinion on some of the wideouts, there are by my count six guys who are or could be the No. 1 wide receiver on their team: Parker, Austin, Jackson, Jones, Smith, and Treadwell. All have question marks of competition in the way, but that kind of upside is tremendous in Round 9. Shepard is a nice sleeper for Harmon, especially if Victor Cruz is still showing ill effects from his patellar tendon surgery. Similarly, James has a nice upside pick if Kenneth Dixon wins the lion's share of touches in Baltimore, though he's unlikely to enter the season as the starter with Justin Forsett still there.


  1. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers (QB5) - Grant
  2. Stefon Diggs, Vikings (WR45) - Wilk
  3. Willie Snead, Saints (WR46) - Koh
  4. Drew Brees, Saints (QB6) - Harmon
  5. Justin Forsett, Ravens (RB36) - Rank
  6. Frank Gore, Colts (RB37) - Gelhar
  7. Carson Palmer, Cardinals (QB7) - Franchise
  8. Rashad Jennings, Giants (RB38) - Money
  9. T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars (RB39) - Milner
  10. Tom Brady, Patriots (QB8) - Fabiano

Round 10 finally saw a string of quarterbacks fly off the board, and each one is an insane value at this point. Fabiano will have to back up Brady later, but still, each of these passers is a near lock to finish as a QB1. While Frank Gore is old, there's little competition behind him for touches in a potentially resurgent offense. Stefon Diggs played really well last year, but I'm still curious to see how the low volume passing game in Minnesota treats Diggs and newcomer Laquon Treadwell. It might be hard for both to be weekly starters in fantasy on so few targets.


  1. Gary Barnidge, Browns (TE6) - Fabiano
  2. Tevin Coleman, Falcons (RB40) - Milner
  3. Michael Thomas, Saints (WR47) - Money
  4. Ladarius Green, Steelers (TE7) - Franchise
  5. Philip Rivers, Chargers (QB9) - Gelhar
  6. Devontae Booker, Broncos (RB41) - Rank
  7. Arian Foster, *Dolphins (RB42) - Harmon
  8. Dorial Green-Beckham, Titans (WR48) - Koh
  9. Isaiah Crowell, Browns (RB43) - Wilk
  10. Markus Wheaton, Steelers (WR49) - Grant

*Foster signed with the team after the draft had concluded.

I got my favorite late-round quarterback here, so all was sunshine and rainbows for me. Otherwise, we could call this the "all upside" round, as plenty of enticing players carrying big question marks went in Round 11. While Arian Foster signed with the Dolphins after this draft concluded, Harmon probably would have nabbed him here still, if not sooner since it's PPR. Foster will likely inherit a healthy amount of the passing down work, lowering Jay Ajayi's ceiling. For the record, I'm cool with all of the players drafted in this round at this approximate value (well, maybe not Booker, but I digress). However, I think Fabiano and Franchise got the best picks with their tight ends in this round.


  1. Paul Perkins, Giants (RB44) - Grant
  2. Phillip Dorsett, Colts (WR50) - Wilk
  3. Coby Fleener, Saints (TE8) - Koh
  4. DeAndre Washington, Raiders (RB45) - Harmon
  5. Zach Miller, Bears (TE9) - Rank
  6. Bilal Powell, Jets (RB46) - Gelhar
  7. DeAngelo Williams, Steelers (RB47) - Franchise
  8. Travis Benjamin, Chargers (WR51) - Money
  9. Seattle Seahawks D/ST (DEF1) - Milner
  10. Eli Manning, Giants (QB10) - Fabiano

Zach Miller could be a steal for Rank in Round 12. It wouldn't surprise me at all if he's a top-10 tight end when the season's all said and done. I jumped a bit early on Bilal Powell here, but I think his workload could surprise people this year. He was the team's most effective back over the final month or so of the year and is an excellent pass-catcher. I know Forte excels in that role as well, but they may rotate in Powell to keep Forte from wearing down too early. Regardless, it's a luxury pick I felt good about in Round 12. Eli Manning was a great get for Fabiano to play at least the first four weeks while he awaits the return of Tom Brady.


  1. Antonio Gates, Chargers (TE10) - Fabiano
  2. Chandler Catanzaro, Cardinals (K2) - Milner
  3. Zach Ertz, Eagles (TE11) - Money
  4. Derrick Henry, Titans (RB48) - Franchise
  5. Vincent Jackson, Buccaneers (WR52) - Gelhar
  6. Rishard Matthews, Titans (WR53) - Rank
  7. Jeff Janis, Packers (WR54) - Harmon
  8. Shane Vereen, Giants (RB49) - Koh
  9. Jimmy Graham, Seahawks (TE12) - Wilk
  10. Josh Doctson, Redskins (WR55) - Grant

Antonio Gates might be old, but he's still pretty darn good at his job. Great value for Fabs. Three very different wide receivers went in the middle of this round. I settled for the proven veteran in Jackson to round out my group, Rank took the ascending player on a new team in Matthews, while Harmon took the total wild card with salivating potential in Janis. All three are valid choices this late in PPR formats.


  1. Jerick McKinnon, Vikings (RB50) - Grant
  2. Darren Sproles, Eagles (RB51) - Wilk
  3. Derek Carr, Raiders (QB11) - Koh
  4. Dwayne Allen, Colts (TE13) - Harmon
  5. Jordan Howard, Bears (RB52) - Rank
  6. Houston Texans D/ST (DEF2) - Gelhar
  7. Steve Smith Sr., Ravens (WR56) - Franchise
  8. Kansas City Chiefs D/ST (DEF3) - Money
  9. Tony Romo, Cowboys (QB12) - Milner
  10. Graham Gano, Panthers (K3) - Fabiano

Dwayne Allen is one of my favorite late-round tight end targets, so Harmon pulled off highway robbery nabbing him in the 14th. Jerick McKinnon is one of the players with league-winning upside if the player he's backing up goes down with an injury. He's well worth a late-round flier like Marcas threw at him here.


  1. Denver Broncos D/ST (DEF4) - Fabiano
  2. Julius Thomas, Jaguars (TE14) - Milner
  3. Steven Hauschka, Seahawks (K4) - Money
  4. Arizona Cardinals D/ST (DEF5) - Franchise
  5. Devin Funchess, Panthers (WR57) - Gelhar
  6. Los Angeles Rams D/ST (DEF6) - Rank
  7. Shaun Draughn, 49ers (RB53) - Harmon
  8. Carolina Panthers D/ST (DEF7) - Koh
  9. Cincinnati Bengals D/ST (DEF8) - Wilk
  10. Minnesota Vikings D/ST (DEF9) - Grant

I like all three of the skill position players taken in this round. Thomas should be healthier and could have an expanded role in Jacksonville, Funchess is sliding into the No. 2 wide receiver role in Carolina, and Shaun Draughn should be the third-down back on a team running a lot of hurry-up offensive series.

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