Fantasy football season is getting closer and closer. Every year millions of people play fantasy and with that comes the prep work to make sure that every draft is one that can produce a champion. This article will go through show what happened an ESPN fantasy football mock draft and analyze the results. This is for a 10 team, standard scoring league.
Team number one had the first pick, pick number 20, 21, etc. The teams following this one will follow the draft order.
Roster: Andrew Luck, Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, Mike Evans, Alshon Jeffery, David Njoku, Chris Godwin, Bills D/ST, Greg Zuerlein, Calvin Ridley, Dede Westbrook, Courtland Sutton, Larry Fitzgerald, Kyler Murray, Golden Tate, Titans D/ST
This team simply has no running back depth. Trades will have to be explored and the waiver wire will need to be hit up immediately. Drafting two defenses in a 10 team league is also unnecessary. The team does have some great wide receiver depth, but one injury to running backs and this team is likely screwed. Because they have Luck and Murray, maybe they can flip one of their quarterbacks, as two quarterbacks in a 10 team league is also sometimes not worth it. With Luck on the roster, Murray likely won’t be started other than Luck’s bye week. This team has a solid starting lineup, but likely would be held out of the playoffs due to the lack of depth at the running back position.
Roster: Carson Wentz, Saquon Barkley, Marlon Mack, Antonio Brown, Keenan Allen, Delanie Walker, Aaron Jones, Saints D/ST, Adam Vinatieri, D.J. Moore, Tyler Boyd, Tevin Coleman, Will Fuller V, Matt Breida, Jalen Richard, Anthony Miller
Having a quarterback like Wentz is a situation where two quarterbacks may be worth it to have on the roster. With his injury history, it would be nice to have insurance. The wide receiver position is stacked with Brown (assuming Brown doesn’t retire) and Allen. There is good quality at the running back spot as well, especially with Barkley. The depth at the position is a little questionable, but this team should compete for a playoff spot, if Wentz can stay healthy.
Roster: Aaron Rodgers, Alvin Kamara, Josh Jacobs, JuJu Smith-Schuster, T.Y. Hilton, Vance McDonald, Cooper Kupp, Rams D/ST, Brett Maher, A.J. Green, Christian Kirk, Latavius Murray, Curtis Samuel, Carlos Hyde, Jamison Crowder, Kenny Stills
This has the makings of a good team with only a few minor weaknesses. Rodgers is a solid quarterback and the team also has a lot of great receivers. The running back position is pretty thin, but does have some quality in Kamara. Vance McDonald will likely finish around 10th for tight ends this season. If this team can find some running back depth, they should be able to make the playoffs.
Roster: Ben Roethlisberger, Ezekiel Elliot, Leonard Fournette, Odell Beckham Jr., Robert Woods, Eric Ebron, Mark Ingram II, Browns D/ST, Harrison Butker, Mike Williams, Phillip Lindsay, Marvin Jones Jr., Duke Johnson Jr., Jordan Howard, Tom Brady, Devin Funchess
If Ezekiel Elliot doesn’t play, this team will likely lose a couple of extra games. Luckily they accounted for that and added plenty of running back depth. The wide receiver position is solid with Beckham Jr. and Robert Woods to go with a few solid bench players. This team owner can flip Roethlisberger and Brady based on the matchups, as it was a smart call to get two quarterbacks with these aging players. A playoff appearance could be in this team’s future.
Roster: Dak Prescott, Le’Veon Bell, Derrick Henry, Tyreek Hill, Amari Cooper, Hunter Henry, Chris Carson, Patriots D/ST, Stephen Gostkowski, Sammy Watkins, Miles Sanders, Corey Davis, Keke Coutee, Austin Hooper, Dion Lewis, Parris Campbell
This is one of the most well-constructed teams in the league. There are three quality running backs in Bell, Henry and Carson. Hill and Cooper both should be top 20 receivers. Hunter Henry looks to be a top-five or so tight end. While Dak Prescott isn’t the best quarterback, he routinely finishes around 10th in fantasy points for quarterbacks. If the depth of the team can hold up, the team will likely be in the playoffs.
Roster: Baker Mayfield, David Johnson, James Conner, Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard, O.J. Howard, Nick Chubb, Colts D/ST, Michael Badgley, Damien Williams, Robby Anderson, Emmanuel Sanders, Geronimo Allison, Russell Wilson, Jordan Reed, Jaylen Samuels
Plenty of good running backs are on this roster. Johnson, Conner, Chubb and Williams all have top-20 potential. Baker Mayfield should be a solid fantasy quarterback this year, while Howard could be in for a big season at tight end in Bruce Arians’ system. The problem with this team is the wide receiver position. There is not much quality or depth. That is what will hold this team back from really competing.
Roster: Pat Mahomes, Joe Mixon, Devonta Freeman, Davante Adams, Tyler Lockett, Zach Ertz, Allen Robinson, Bears D/ST, Justin Tucker, Austin Ekeler, Darrell Henderson, Peyron Barber, Michael Gallup, DK Metcalf, Albert Wilson, Daesean Hamilton
With Mahomes leading the way, this team should be making a playoff push. The running backs are solid with Mixon and Freeman, and if Melvin Gordon doesn’t return to the Chargers, Ekeler will be a key asset as well. Adams and Lockett are both in store for big years at wide receiver. To go with all of that, this team has one of the top tight ends in fantasy football in Ertz. This is a competitive team that could win the league.
Roster: Matt Ryan, James White, David Montgomery, DeAndre Hopkins, Brandin Cooks, Travis Kelce, George Kittle, Vikings D/ST, Will Lutz, Jarvis Landry, Dante Pettis, Nyheim Hines, Donte Moncrief, Drew Brees, N’Keal Harry, Lamar Jackson
This team has some of the worst running backs on a fantasy roster ever. White and Montgomery are starting, but are in time-share backfields. The quarterback position and wide receivers are good, while this team has two of the best tight ends in football. This team will be one of the bottom-feeders in the league because of the clear lack of running backs.
Roster: Cam Newton, Melvin Gordon, Kerryon Johnson, Michael Thomas, Julian Edelman, Evan Engram, Kenyan Drake, Jaguars D/ST, Kaimi Fairbairn, Derrius Guice, Lamar Miller, LeSean McCoy, Marquez Valdez-Scantling, Ronald Jones, Tyrell Williams, Greg Olsen
There is a lot of risk in this team. Newton is coming off of a shoulder injury, while Gordon’s status is unclear with his demand of a new contract. Thomas is a great receiver, but the team doesn’t have much after him. Johnson will have to play well at running back to help carry the team. If everything went right for this team, it could make the playoffs, but more likely they’ll be right around .500.
Roster: Deshaun Watson, Todd Gurley, Sony Michel, Julio Jones, Adam Thielen, Jared Cook, Stefon Diggs, Chargers D/ST, Robbie Gould, Tarik Cohen, Royce Freeman, Rashaad Penny, James Washington, DeSean Jackson, Jared Goff, Trey Burton
Watson is a good choice at quarterback with the potential rushing and passing stats. A lot of this team’s success relies on Gurley recovering from his knee injury. Michel, Cohen and Freeman should be able to rotate in the RB2 spot decently. The wide receivers are good, but two of the top three receivers on the team are Vikings. This team should be middle of the pack with a chance to make the playoffs.
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