NFL.com held its second experts league mock draft of the year on Friday, July 19th. The PPR scoring league consists of NFL Fantasy LIVE members Dave Dameshek, Elliot Harrison, Michael Fabiano, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Jaime Maggio, Adam Rank, Matt "Money" Smith and Jason Smith. Also in the league was NFL.com associate fantasy editor John Juhasz. Each owner was required to put together a lineup of one quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, one flex (RB/WR/TE), one tight end, one kicker and one defense/special teams unit.
*Note: To view the entire 15-round mock draft, click here.
With the 10th pick, it was RB/RB back-to-back. I figured if there were two top WRs available for my next two, I'd grab them. Or if the one of the big two QBs was available, I'd pair him with the top WR. It worked out perfectly. Pick up a rookie or two in the late mid-rounds who ought to get a hefty workload in the big swing category, and manage to draft a top D and kicker in the final rounds.
Did your draft strategy work?
Just look at that squad. In a PPR league. I'd say it did.
What was your favorite pick(s)?
Aaron Rodgers with the final pick of the third. You can get too caught up with PPR that you overlook total points posted in a season. Rodgers and Brees are the class of the QBs - if you get two solid RB1s, a WR1 and one of those two QBs, you're in really good shape.
What pick(s) do you most regret?
Who drafted the best fantasy team?