Fighting Chance Fantasy Mock Draft #5


On August 8th, nine great fantasy minds joined us at Fighting Chance Fantasy for the fifth installment of our weekly expert mock drafts. Once again we were able to get some of the best around the world of fantasy football, represented by some of the sites you visit every day. As usual it was a great draft, and we greatly appreciate the time that each person gave us. We are now just under a month until the season is starting and with the preseason now going, you'll get a better idea of some position battles and get a look at some new, young talent in the league. No sense in me rambling any more, let's just get to the picks! Here are the participants besides Patrick, Steve, and myself:

Allie Fontana, @alliefontana
Mike Werner, Friends with Fantasy Benefits (@MikeWernerFWFB)
Joe Gallina, RotoExperts/FNTSY Network (@joegallina)
Mike Florio, RotoExperts (@MichaelFFlorio)
Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire (@JeffBoggis)
Ivar Anderson, Fantasy Alarm (@johnwhorfin)
Lisa London, Fantasy Sharks (@leedoglaw)
Paul Maland, Gridirion Experts (@PaulMalandNFL)
Ron Rigney, Big Guy Fantasy Sports (@therealmaday)

Round 1

Round/Pick Team Player
1.1 Allie Fontana, @alliefontana David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals
1.2 Mike Werner, Friends With Fantasy Benefits (@mikewernerFWFB) Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
1.3 Joe Gallina, RotoExperts/FNTSY Network (@joegallina) LeSean McCoy, RB, Buffalo Bills
1.4 Ryan Hallam, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fightingchance) Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
1.5 Mike Florio, RotoExperts (@MichaelFFlorio) Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys
1.6 Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire (@JeffBoggis) Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons
1.7 Steve Rapin, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fantasygeek37) Odell Beckham Jr., WR, New York Giants
1.8 Ivar Anderson, Fantasy Alarm (@johnwhorfin) Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons
1.9 Lisa London, Fantasy Sharks (@leedoglaw) Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1.10 Patrick Wisniewski, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@polkapat) A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
1.11 Paul Maland, Gridiron Experts (@PaulMalandNFL) Melvin Gordon, RB, Los Angeles Chargers
1.12 Ron Rigney, Big Guy Fantasy Sports (@therealmaday) Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers

Usually in these articles I talk about how the first round is usually pretty much the same with just a minor change here or there. However, this one threw me a couple curveballs. Joe Gallina said he was going to go running back third overall and not take Antonio Brown. And didn't want to just take Ezekiel Elliott like normal at pick three. So he went with LeSean McCoy. Interesting strategy. A mock draft is the time to try something new. In the end, take a look at Joe's team and see if you think taking McCoy over Antonio Brown was a big mistake. That was the only other real big surprise. This is the first of our five drafts where Odell Beckham wasn't the second receiver taken, as Jeff Boggis took Julio Jones. Personal preference there I'm sure, and I can't fault him, I don't like Beckham as the second best receiver either. Not the biggest Julio fan, but I seem to be pretty alone on that one. A solid first round for sure.

Round 2

Round/Pick Team Player
2.1 Ron Rigney, Big Guy Fantasy Sports (@therealmaday) Jordan Howard, RB, Chicago Bears
2.2 Paul Maland, Gridiron Experts (@PaulMalandNFL) Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints
2.3 Patrick Wisniewski, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@polkapat) T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts
2.4 Lisa London, Fantasy Sharks (@leedoglaw) Jay Ajayi, RB, Miami Dolphins
2.5 Ivar Anderson, Fantasy Alarm (@johnwhorfin) Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
2.6 Steve Rapin, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fantasygeek37) Demarco Murray, RB, Tennessee Titans
2.7 Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire (@JeffBoggis) Terrelle Pryor, WR, Washington Redskins
2.8 Mike Florio, RotoExperts (@MichaelFFlorio) Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys
2.9 Ryan Hallam, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fightingchance) Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angeles Rams
2.10 Joe Gallina, RotoExperts/FNTSY Network (@joegallina) Isaiah Crowell, RB, Cleveland Browns
2.11 Mike Werner, Friends With Fantasy Benefits (@mikewernerFWFB) Amari Cooper, WR, Oakland Raiders
2.12 Allie Fontana, @alliefontana Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks

I liked the second round a lot. I liked that Ron Rigney started it off with Jordan Howard because I think he is going to be a top five fantasy back. I like that Paul Maland snagged Michael Thomas to go with his first round pick of Melvin Gordon. Both of those guys could be first round picks and he is off to an awesome start. This is the farthest we've seen Jay Ajayi fall in any of our mocks as Lisa London took him at 2.04. Did the recent concussion play a factor. This is also the earliest we've seen a quarterback go as Ivar Anderson took Aaron Rodgers. You know I'm a proponent of getting an elite quarterback. I think Ivar probably could have waited another round, but when you want someone you go get them! Steve Rapin must have been pissing himself with excitement that Demarco Murray fell to 2.06, as I've seen him be picked in the first round. The next pick is Terrelle Pryor to Jeff Boggis. Pryor's ADP continues to rise as more and more people get on his bandwagon. If you want him, you are going to have to take him early. Finally, I took Todd Gurley because I really like him and believe he will be much better this year.

Round 3

Round/Pick Team Player
3.1 Allie Fontana, @alliefontana Sammy Watkins, WR, Los Angeles Rams
3.2 Mike Werner, Friends With Fantasy Benefits (@mikewernerFWFB) Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots
3.3 Joe Gallina, RotoExperts/FNTSY Network (@joegallina) Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos
3.4 Ryan Hallam, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fightingchance) Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
3.5 Mike Florio, RotoExperts (@MichaelFFlorio) Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
3.6 Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire (@JeffBoggis) Lamar Miller, RB, Houston Texans
3.7 Steve Rapin, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fantasygeek37) Brandin Cooks, WR, New England Patriots
3.8 Ivar Anderson, Fantasy Alarm (@johnwhorfin) Allen Robinson, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
3.9 Lisa London, Fantasy Sharks (@leedoglaw) Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs
3.10 Patrick Wisniewski, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@polkapat) DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans
3.11 Paul Maland, Gridiron Experts (@PaulMalandNFL) Jarvis Landry, WR, Miami Dolphins
3.12 Ron Rigney, Big Guy Fantasy Sports (@therealmaday) Alshon Jeffery, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

Only two running backs were taken in the third round and that was my pick of Leonard Fournette, and Jeff Boggis going with Lamar Miller. I don't think anyone would make a case for either of those being bad third round picks. Both Rob Gronkowski and Travis Kelce also went in this round, and that seems to be about standard for those two as well, as Kelce seems to be the second tight end taken in our drafts. The rest were wide receivers. Allie Fontana led the round with Sammy Watkins, who was traded after this draft was conducted. I wonder if this would have changed her decision to draft him there or not. Joe Gallina went with Demaryius Thomas who I think is a great pick, and his pal Mike Florio went with oft-injured but uber talented Keenan Allen next. My favorites are Allen Robinson to Ivar Anderson and DeAndre Hopkins to Patrick Wisniewski. I liked what I saw at the end of the year from Robinson, and I just think Hopkins is far too talented to have another off year.

Round 4

Round/Pick Team Player
4.1 Ron Rigney, Big Guy Fantasy Sports (@therealmaday) Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
4.2 Paul Maland, Gridiron Experts (@PaulMalandNFL) Carlos Hyde, RB, San Francisco 49ers
4.3 Patrick Wisniewski, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@polkapat) Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings
4.4 Lisa London, Fantasy Sharks (@leedoglaw) Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints
4.5 Ivar Anderson, Fantasy Alarm (@johnwhorfin) Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
4.6 Steve Rapin, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fantasygeek37) Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
4.7 Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire (@JeffBoggis) Marshawn Lynch, RB, Oakland Raiders
4.8 Mike Florio, RotoExperts (@MichaelFFlorio) Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers
4.9 Ryan Hallam, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fightingchance) Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots
4.10 Joe Gallina, RotoExperts/FNTSY Network (@joegallina) Golden Tate, WR, Detroit Lions
4.11 Mike Werner, Friends With Fantasy Benefits (@mikewernerFWFB) Ty Montgomery, RB, Green Bay Packers
4.12 Allie Fontana, @alliefontana Spencer Ware, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

Ron Rigney started the fourth round with Tom Brady. The second quarterback off the board, it is almost never a bad time to take Tom Brady as he will again be one of, if not the best, fantasy quarterback. Lisa London of Fantasy Sharks followed four picks later with Drew Brees. I think this is the earliest that those three guys were off the board. As I have said in other mock articles, I like to get one of the top quarterbacks, but I also wouldn't undo any of my previous picks in order to take one of those three. The guy I wanted was Dalvin Cook who went to Patrick Wisniewski. Cook has been moving up draft boards and he flew up my rankings as well. I nearly considered him in the third, but went with Fournette instead. Ivar Anderson took the wild card of Joe Mixon. So many are really high on this kid, and it is going to be very interesting to see how touches are doled out in Cincinnati. Jeff Boggis went Beast Mode with Marshawn Lynch who I think is good value in the fourth round. Mike Florio went Christian McCaffrey, who I think is going to be a major part of the Panthers offense in 2017. I took PPR gold Julian Edelman, and Joe Gallina followed with more PPR goodness in Golden Tate. Allie Fontana finished the round with a running back that I really like in Spencer Ware who I think is being undervalued in drafts to this point. A solid fifth round selection.

Round 5

Round/Pick Team Player
5.1 Allie Fontana, @alliefontana Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings
5.2 Mike Werner, Friends With Fantasy Benefits (@mikewernerFWFB) Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets
5.3 Joe Gallina, RotoExperts/FNTSY Network (@joegallina) Michael Crabtree, WR, Oakland Raiders
5.4 Ryan Hallam, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fightingchance) Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers
5.5 Mike Florio, RotoExperts (@MichaelFFlorio) Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver Broncos
5.6 Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire (@JeffBoggis) Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins
5.7 Steve Rapin, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fantasygeek37) Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers
5.8 Ivar Anderson, Fantasy Alarm (@johnwhorfin) Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Carolina Panthers
5.9 Lisa London, Fantasy Sharks (@leedoglaw) Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals
5.10 Patrick Wisniewski, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@polkapat) Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints
5.11 Paul Maland, Gridiron Experts (@PaulMalandNFL) Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
5.12 Ron Rigney, Big Guy Fantasy Sports (@therealmaday) Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons

After finishing Round 4 strong, Allie Fontana took the guy I wanted in Stefon Diggs. The Viking receiver had solid stats when the entire offense played like crap, so I'm expecting even a little better this year. I got a good fall back option in Davante Adams. I know some people don't think that he can repeat last season, but I still think that there are so many touchdowns to go around in Green Bay that I think that Adams has a great chance to get double digit touchdowns again. After Mike Florio took Emmanuel Sanders (who should have 90 catches), two tight ends went in Jordan Reed and Greg Olsen. While Steve Rapin got the ultra consistent Olsen, Jeff Boggis took the lottery ticket of Jordan Reed. If Reed is healthy, you got yourself a difference maker. However, that is a big if. Jeff did take Austin Hooper later on to have a backup in case of injury to Reed, and that is a must if you draft the Redskins tight end. Ron Rigney finished the round with Tevin Coleman. He might share time with Devonta Freeman, but Coleman is an explosive talent and has the ability to score ten touchdowns.

Round 6

Round/Pick Team Player
6.1 Ron Rigney, Big Guy Fantasy Sports (@therealmaday) Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings
6.2 Paul Maland, Gridiron Experts (@PaulMalandNFL) Jimmy Graham, TE, Seattle Seahawks
6.3 Patrick Wisniewski, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@polkapat) Paul Perkins, RB, New York Giants
6.4 Lisa London, Fantasy Sharks (@leedoglaw) DeVante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins
6.5 Ivar Anderson, Fantasy Alarm (@johnwhorfin) Willie Snead, WR, New Orleans Saints
6.6 Steve Rapin, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fantasygeek37) Mike Gillislee, RB, New England Patriots
6.7 Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire (@JeffBoggis) Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons
6.8 Mike Florio, RotoExperts (@MichaelFFlorio) Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington Redskins
6.9 Ryan Hallam, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fightingchance) Donte Moncrief, WR, Indianapolis Colts
6.10 Joe Gallina, RotoExperts/FNTSY Network (@joegallina) Pierre Garcon, WR, San Francisco 49ers
6.11 Mike Werner, Friends With Fantasy Benefits (@mikewernerFWFB) Martavis Bryant, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
6.12 Allie Fontana, @alliefontana Danny Woodhead, RB, Baltimore Ravens

Round 6 started with two more tight ends. Kyle Rudolph, who is virtually guaranteed a lot of targets, went to Ron Rigney. Paul Maland followed with Jimmy Graham. He had a resurgent season last year, and Graham will again be a starting caliber fantasy tight end as he will be the second best option in the Seattle passing game. Lisa London took one of the more exciting players for 2017 in DeVante Parker. He has yet to live up to his huge potential, but the more experience he gets in the league, the better the chance he has that breakout season. Ivar Anderson followed with Willie Snead which I think is a great pick. As the third option in New Orleans last year he had a great season. He should be the second option this year. Steve Rapin took his love interest Mike Gillislee as the favorite to be the lead back in New England. I took Donte Moncrief as I hope and pray that Andrew Luck is healthy. If not, I just likely wasted a pick. Joe Gallina took the other guy I was considering in Pierre Garcon. He will be the top receiver for an improving San Francisco offense. With the word that he was cleared for preseason activity, Martavis Bryant looks like a solid pick for Mike Werner.

Round 7

Round/Pick Team Player
7.1 Allie Fontana, @alliefontana Tyrell Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
7.2 Mike Werner, Friends With Fantasy Benefits (@mikewernerFWFB) Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts
7.3 Joe Gallina, RotoExperts/FNTSY Network (@joegallina) Theo Riddick, RB, Detroit Lions
7.4 Ryan Hallam, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fightingchance) C.J. Anderson, RB, Denver Broncos
7.5 Mike Florio, RotoExperts (@MichaelFFlorio) Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions
7.6 Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire (@JeffBoggis) Eddie Lacy, RB, Seattle Seahawks
7.7 Steve Rapin, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fantasygeek37) Eric Decker, WR, Tennessee Titans
7.8 Ivar Anderson, Fantasy Alarm (@johnwhorfin) Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans
7.9 Lisa London, Fantasy Sharks (@leedoglaw) Ameer Abdullah, RB, Detroit Lions
7.10 Patrick Wisniewski, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@polkapat) DeSean Jackson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7.11 Paul Maland, Gridiron Experts (@PaulMalandNFL) Brandon Marshall, WR, New York Giants
7.12 Ron Rigney, Big Guy Fantasy Sports (@therealmaday) Terrance West, RB, Baltimore Ravens

Allie Fontana kicked off Round 7 with a guy I really like in Tyrell Williams. He broke out in a big way last season, and the Chargers passing game should be equally impressive. With the injury to Mike Williams, Tyrell should be in for another good year. Mike Werner got Andrew Luck in the 7th round which is a substantial discount given his injury. If Luck is able to start Week 1 and stay healthy, Werner got a great pick. Joe Gallina took a guy I like in Theo Riddick who I think is going to catch a lot of passes in the Detroit backfield and I also think he will carry the ball more when Ameer Abdullah struggles or gets hurt. I took C.J. Anderson who I think is going to get the majority of carries in Denver over old ass Jamaal Charles or young Devontae Booker. Patrick Wisniewski took DeSean Jackson who should get a lot of targets in Tampa Bay, and I really liked Paul Maland's pick of Brandon Marshall. He will be the veteran presence that the young Giant receivers need, plus he knows how to get open and is a great red zone target.

Round 8

Round/Pick Team Player
8.1 Ron Rigney, Big Guy Fantasy Sports (@therealmaday) Adam Theilen, WR, Minnesota Vikings
8.2 Paul Maland, Gridiron Experts (@PaulMalandNFL) LeGarrette Blount, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
8.3 Patrick Wisniewski, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@polkapat) Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers
8.4 Lisa London, Fantasy Sharks (@leedoglaw) Cameron Meredith, WR, Chicago Bears
8.5 Ivar Anderson, Fantasy Alarm (@johnwhorfin) Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets
8.6 Steve Rapin, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fantasygeek37) Duke Johnson, RB, Cleveland Browns
8.7 Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire (@JeffBoggis) John Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals
8.8 Mike Florio, RotoExperts (@MichaelFFlorio) Jeremy Maclin, WR, Baltimore Ravens
8.9 Ryan Hallam, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fightingchance) Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
8.10 Joe Gallina, RotoExperts/FNTSY Network (@joegallina) Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals
8.11 Mike Werner, Friends With Fantasy Benefits (@mikewernerFWFB) Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers
8.12 Allie Fontana, @alliefontana Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans

Adam Theilen led off Round 8, as a receiver I really like, I just worry about that offense. Paul Maland took LeGarrette Bloung, who has a good chance to score a bunch of touchdowns in Philadelphia. I am a fan of Lisa London's pick of Cam Meredith in the eighth round, as well Steve's pick of Duke Johnson as a pass catching back. I went with Zach Ertz as my tight end. I think Ertz will have a very solid year, and I was too much of a chicken to pick Tyler Eifert who went next to Joe Gallina. If Eifert can stay healthy he could be a top three tight end, but he has had some major injuries. He's healthy as of now, but I'm still a little gun shy taking him. Allie Fontana went with Marcus Mariota as her quarterback. He improved greatly in year two, can he make that next jump into the top ten fantasy quarterbacks? We will find out soon.

Round 9

Round/Pick Team Player
9.1 Allie Fontana, @alliefontana Jordan Matthews, WR, Buffalo Bills
9.2 Mike Werner, Friends With Fantasy Benefits (@mikewernerFWFB) Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9.3 Joe Gallina, RotoExperts/FNTSY Network (@joegallina) Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins
9.4 Ryan Hallam, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fightingchance) Frank Gore, RB, Indianapolis Colts
9.5 Mike Florio, RotoExperts (@MichaelFFlorio) Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers
9.6 Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire (@JeffBoggis) Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders
9.7 Steve Rapin, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fantasygeek37) Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9.8 Ivar Anderson, Fantasy Alarm (@johnwhorfin) Mike Wallace, WR, Baltimore Ravens
9.9 Lisa London, Fantasy Sharks (@leedoglaw) Adrian Peterson, RB, New Orleans Saints
9.10 Patrick Wisniewski, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@polkapat) James White, RB, New England Patriots
9.11 Paul Maland, Gridiron Experts (@PaulMalandNFL) Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans
9.12 Ron Rigney, Big Guy Fantasy Sports (@therealmaday) Rishard Matthews, WR, Tennessee Titans

Jordan Matthews led off Round 9 to Allie Fontana, and then was promptly traded to Buffalo. Funny that Allie took both of the receivers that were traded that day. If he can stay healthy, I think a change of scenery is good for Matthews and he can be a solid WR3. Mike Werner took Doug Martin who he told us on the podcast he was a firm believer in. We then called him a homer and moved on. Haha, not really. Martin has been boom or bust in his career, and reports are he is looking great. He has to deal with a three game suspension, but that won't kill you. I took Frank Gore. In this round, there's just no reason not to take a starting running back who continues to produce. No one likes him because we all want to take the sexy pick, but Gore just keeps getting it done. He might finally be out of gas, but in the ninth round I'm not taking on a lot of risk. Three quarterbacks went in this round, leading off with Joe Gallina and Kirk Cousins. He lost DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, but added Terrelle Pryor. Cousins is playing for that big contract so he should be incredibly motivated. Jeff Boggis took my man Derek Carr! I was hoping I could wait one more round, but nope. Carr is poised for another big year as he leaves no doubt he is a starting fantasy quarterback. Steve took a guy we both like in Jameis Winston. He gains DeSean Jackson and the team drafted tight end O.J. Howard to give him even more weapons. I think Winston is a lock to throw 30 touchdowns.

Round 10

Round/Pick Team Player
10.1 Ron Rigney, Big Guy Fantasy Sports (@therealmaday) Samaje Perine, RB, Washington Redskins
10.2 Paul Maland, Gridiron Experts (@PaulMalandNFL) Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams
10.3 Patrick Wisniewski, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@polkapat) Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10.4 Lisa London, Fantasy Sharks (@leedoglaw) Ted Ginn Jr., WR, New Orleans Saints
10.5 Ivar Anderson, Fantasy Alarm (@johnwhorfin) Corey Coleman, WR, Cleveland Browns
10.6 Steve Rapin, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fantasygeek37) Kareem Hunt, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
10.7 Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire (@JeffBoggis) C.J. Prosise, RB, Seattle Seahawks
10.8 Mike Florio, RotoExperts (@MichaelFFlorio) Darren McFadden, RB, Dallas Cowboys
10.9 Ryan Hallam, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fightingchance) Rob Kelley, RB, Washington Redskins
10.10 Joe Gallina, RotoExperts/FNTSY Network (@joegallina) Matt Forte, RB, New York Jets
10.11 Mike Werner, Friends With Fantasy Benefits (@mikewernerFWFB) Marvin Jones, WR, Detroit Lions
10.12 Allie Fontana, @alliefontana Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals

Eight of the twelve picks in Round 10 were running backs, as everyone scrambled to get the best of what was left. Ron Rigney started the round with a very popular player in Samaje Perine. The rookie is looking to take and hold the Washington lead back job. A number of picks later I took his competition in Rob Kelley. While I do believe that Perine is talented and could take the job, Kelley did it last year, and did quite well until he ran out of gas. He's not a top tier guy and has competition, but I'm believing (for now) in Kelley. Patrick Wisniewski grabbed Jacquizz Rodgers in a move I like. I believe Rodgers will do well the three weeks that Doug Martin is suspense and could carve himself a full season role even if he isn't the lead back. C.J. Prosise has a chance to have some solid fantasy value as a pass catcher out of the backfield in Seattle. This draft was done before the suspension of Ezekiel Elliott so Darren McFadden going here might not be accurate today, he would likely go higher. With the Jets offense having so few reliable options, could Matt Forte get used more than we think? Joe Gallina took that chance. Lastly, Jeremy Hill stands to get the most carries in Cincinnati if he can hold off young Joe Mixon. In the tenth round, I really like that value for Allie Fontana.

Round 11

Round/Pick Team Player
11.1 Allie Fontana, @alliefontana Hunter Henry, TE, Los Angeles Chargers
11.2 Mike Werner, Friends With Fantasy Benefits (@mikewernerFWFB) Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans
11.3 Joe Gallina, RotoExperts/FNTSY Network (@joegallina) Kenny Britt, WR, Cleveland Browns
11.4 Ryan Hallam, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fightingchance) Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers
11.5 Mike Florio, RotoExperts (@MichaelFFlorio) Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina Panthers
11.6 Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire (@JeffBoggis) Taylor Gabriel, WR, Atlanta Falcons
11.7 Steve Rapin, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fantasygeek37) Josh Doctson, WR, Washington Redskins
11.8 Ivar Anderson, Fantasy Alarm (@johnwhorfin) Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers
11.9 Lisa London, Fantasy Sharks (@leedoglaw) Charles Sims, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
11.10 Patrick Wisniewski, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@polkapat) Coby Fleener, TE, New Orleans Saints
11.11 Paul Maland, Gridiron Experts (@PaulMalandNFL) Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts
11.12 Ron Rigney, Big Guy Fantasy Sports (@therealmaday) Jeremy McNichols, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

I loved the pick of Hunter Henry here. To get a tight end that has a chance at double digit touchdowns in the 11th round is just money. Joe Gallina took Kenny Britt who looks to have the same success he had for the Rams with the Browns. Considering how badly the Rams offense was last year, Cleveland might actually be an upgrade for him! I finally took my quarterback in the 11th round with Ben Roethlisberger. People are so down on him because he misses a couple of games a year. But the offense is very explosive and he is at the helm, so if you like all of his weapons, how do you not like the quarterback? Ivar Anderson took the other QB I was considering in Philip Rivers. This guy has 30+ touchdowns in three of the last four years, why is he still available this late? Pat Wisniewski took Coby Fleener hoping that maybe he will be better with a year in the system and with Drew Brees. Paul Maland grabbed Jack Doyle as another tight end who could have a very good year of catching the ball in the end zone.

Round 12

Round/Pick Team Player
12.1 Ron Rigney, Big Guy Fantasy Sports (@therealmaday) Cole Beasley, WR, Dallas Cowboys
12.2 Paul Maland, Gridiron Experts (@PaulMalandNFL) Anquan Boldin, WR, Buffalo Bills
12.3 Patrick Wisniewski, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@polkapat) Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts
12.4 Lisa London, Fantasy Sharks (@leedoglaw) Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks
12.5 Ivar Anderson, Fantasy Alarm (@johnwhorfin) Latavius Murray, RB, Minnesota Vikings
12.6 Steve Rapin, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fantasygeek37) Breshad Perriman, WR, Baltimore Ravens
12.7 Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire (@JeffBoggis) Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons
12.8 Mike Florio, RotoExperts (@MichaelFFlorio) Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions
12.9 Ryan Hallam, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fightingchance) Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins
12.10 Joe Gallina, RotoExperts/FNTSY Network (@joegallina) Marqise Lee, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
12.11 Mike Werner, Friends With Fantasy Benefits (@mikewernerFWFB) Kevin White, WR, Chicago Bears
12.12 Allie Fontana, @alliefontana Chris Thompson, RB, Washington Redskins

Round 12 didn't really do it for me. There aren't bad picks, but they just don't jump up and wow me. Cole Beasley will likely see a bunch of targets for the Cowboys as they made no meaningful add to their receiving corps. Anquan Boldin could be a nice safety net for Tyrod Taylor and get a bunch of targets. Tyler Lockett can be an explosive receiver at times. Breshad Perriman might be the best pick of the round, but he's been hurt most of his short NFL career. I took Kenny Stills as a deep threat for Jay Cutler and the Dolphins as a guy who might get 7-9 touchdowns but won't get a ton of receptions overall. Kevin White is another one like Perriman who has a lot of talent but can't stay on the field, he's another wild card. And Chris Thompson is a nice pass catching option out of the Washington backfield.

Round 13

Round/Pick Team Player
13.1 Allie Fontana, @alliefontana Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
13.2 Mike Werner, Friends With Fantasy Benefits (@mikewernerFWFB) Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots
13.3 Joe Gallina, RotoExperts/FNTSY Network (@joegallina) Jonathan Williams, RB, Buffalo Bills
13.4 Ryan Hallam, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fightingchance) Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams
13.5 Mike Florio, RotoExperts (@MichaelFFlorio) Rex Burkhead, RB, New England Patriots
13.6 Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire (@JeffBoggis) Allen Hurns, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
13.7 Steve Rapin, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fantasygeek37) Denver Broncos D/ST
13.8 Ivar Anderson, Fantasy Alarm (@johnwhorfin) Darren Sproles, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
13.9 Lisa London, Fantasy Sharks (@leedoglaw) Thomas Rawls, RB, Seattle Seahawks
13.10 Patrick Wisniewski, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@polkapat) Arizona Cardinals D/ST
13.11 Paul Maland, Gridiron Experts (@PaulMalandNFL) Seattle Seahawks D/ST
13.12 Ron Rigney, Big Guy Fantasy Sports (@therealmaday) Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys

Round 13 was highlighted by running backs. Six different participants took running backs and my favorite was Lisa London taking Thomas Rawls. Now, I am not a fan of the offensive line in Seattle, but I think Rawls has the chance to get the most carries in Seattle over Eddie Lacy. Other running backs taken all have good ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. Guys like Giovani Bernard to Allie Fontana, Dion Lewis in New England to Mike Werner, Rex Burkhead also in New England to Mike Florio and Darren Sproles of Philadelphia to Ivar Anderson. I think each and every one of those has solid 13th round value. I took rookie Cooper Kupp before the trade of Sammy Watkins to the Rams, but it could still help Kupp as defenses will be focused on Watkins instead of him. Three defenses were also taken, and all good ones in Denver, Arizona, and Seattle.

Round 14

Round/Pick Team Player
14.1 Ron Rigney, Big Guy Fantasy Sports (@therealmaday) Atlanta Falcons D/ST
14.2 Paul Maland, Gridiron Experts (@PaulMalandNFL) Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals
14.3 Patrick Wisniewski, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@polkapat) John Ross, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
14.4 Lisa London, Fantasy Sharks (@leedoglaw) Houston Texans D/ST
14.5 Ivar Anderson, Fantasy Alarm (@johnwhorfin) Minnesota Vikings D/ST
14.6 Steve Rapin, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fantasygeek37) Justin Tucker, K, Baltimore Ravens
14.7 Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire (@JeffBoggis) Kansas City Chiefs D/ST
14.8 Mike Florio, RotoExperts (@MichaelFFlorio) New England Patriots D/ST
14.9 Ryan Hallam, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fightingchance) New York Giants D/ST
14.10 Joe Gallina, RotoExperts/FNTSY Network (@joegallina) Miami Dolphins D/ST
14.11 Mike Werner, Friends With Fantasy Benefits (@mikewernerFWFB) Carolina Panthers D/ST
14.12 Allie Fontana, @alliefontana Jacksonville Jaguars D/ST

Only three people didn't take a kicker and defense in their last two rounds. Steve has been doing that throughout all of our drafts, and he ended the last round with Jamaal Charles. Not a bad last round flier if the guy can stay on the field. Pat Wisniewski took rookie John Ross with his 14th round pick, and Paul Maland selected Carson Palmer as his second quarterback. Palmer has too many weapons not to be better this year, even if he is older. I was again able to grab one of my favorite team defenses in the Giants who have good ability to get sacks with the front four, and turnover ability with a solid secondary. I also got the kicker I wanted in Wil Lutz. OK, so he might not be deadly accurate but he kicks indoors, in a warm weather division, and has a monster leg for 50+ yard field goals.

Round 15

Round/Pick Team Player
15.1 Allie Fontana, @alliefontana Stephen Gostkowski, K, New England Patriots
15.2 Mike Werner, Friends With Fantasy Benefits (@mikewernerFWFB) Cairo Santos, K, Kansas CIty Chiefs
15.3 Joe Gallina, RotoExperts/FNTSY Network (@joegallina) Matt Bryant, K, Atlanta Falcons
15.4 Ryan Hallam, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fightingchance) WIl Lutz, K, New Orleans Saints
15.5 Mike Florio, RotoExperts (@MichaelFFlorio) Adam Vinatieri, K, Indianapolis Colts
15.6 Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire (@JeffBoggis) Dan Bailey, K, Dallas Cowboys
15.7 Steve Rapin, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@fantasygeek37) Jamaal Charles, RB, Denver Broncos
15.8 Ivar Anderson, Fantasy Alarm (@johnwhorfin) Mason Crosby, K, Green Bay Packers
15.9 Lisa London, Fantasy Sharks (@leedoglaw) Matt Prater, K, Detroit Lions
15.10 Patrick Wisniewski, Fighting Chance Fantasy (@polkapat) Brandon McManus, K, Denver Broncos
15.11 Paul Maland, Gridiron Experts (@PaulMalandNFL) Sebastian Janikowski, K, Oakland Raiders
15.12 Ron Rigney, Big Guy Fantasy Sports (@therealmaday) Caleb Sturgis, K, Philadelphia Eagles

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