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 and show what happened in an ESPN fantasy football mock draft and analyze the results. This is for a 10-team, standard scoring league. Here is the 2020 fantasy football mock draft August 17.
Team number one had the first pick, pick number 20, 21, etc. The teams following this one will follow the draft order.
Roster: QB Carson Wentz, RB Christian McCaffrey, RB Joe Mixon, WR Chris Godwin, WR Calvin Ridley, TE Tyler Higbee, RB Melvin Gordon, D/ST Steelers, K Ka’imi Fairbairn, WR Jarvis Landry, WR Tyler Boyd, WR Michael Gallup, WR Sterling Shepard, WR Mike Williams, WR N’Keal Harry, TE Austin Hooper
This team has a solid starting lineup, but the lack of running back depth will come back to haunt this team. Fantasy teams need more than three running backs on the roster with how many injuries there are in football. If healthy, the team can be competitive, but that’s a big if.
Roster: QB Josh Allen, RB Saquon Barkley, RB Aaron Jones, WR Mike Evans, WR Courtland Sutton, TE Darren Waller, WR Tyler Lockett, D/ST 49ers, K Zane Gonzalez, WR DeVante Parker, RB Kerryon Johnson, WR Will Fuller V, RB Latavious Murray, WR Jerry Jeudy, WR Breshad Perriman, TE Mike Gesicki
Team 2 is well balanced. It has great players at every position and arguably two RB1s and two WR1s. Josh Allen will be a top 10 quarterback as well. There is enough depth too that this team will be in contention for a championship.
Roster: QB Matt Ryan, RB Ezekiel Elliot, RB David Johnson, WR Kenny Golladay, WR A.J. Brown, TE Noah Fant, RB David Montgomery, D/ST Ravens, K Matt Gay, RB D’Andre Swift, WR Marquise Brown, QB Tom Brady, WR Diontae Johnson, WR Curtis Samuel, WR Justin Jefferson, TE Hayden Hurst
This is another team with a solid starting lineup, but the lack of depth will come back to haunt them. Four running backs are rostered, but Montgomery and Swift are likely going to split time in their respective backfields. Injuries and bye weeks will end up getting the better of this team.
Roster: QB Matthew Stafford, RB Dalvin Cook, RB Kenyan Drake, WR Adam Thielen, WR Odell Beckham Jr., TE Evan Engram, RB James Conner, D/ST Patriots, K Chris Boswell, WR D.K. Metcalf, RB Raheem Mostert, RB J.K. Dobbins, RB Alexander Mattison, WR Mecole Hardman, WR DeSean Jackson, RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn
If Matthew Stafford stays healthy this team has a chance to win it all. Stafford was on fire at the beginning of last season, so he should be in store for a big year. There is enough talent at the other positions on the roster that this team just needs decent quarterback play to make the playoffs.
Roster: QB Kyler Murray, RB Alvin Kamara, RB Austin Ekeler, WR DeAndre Hopkins, WR Allen Robinson, TE Zach Ertz, WR Robert Woods, D/ST Colts, K Robbie Gould, WR Stefon Diggs, RB Darrell Henderson, TE Hunter Henry, WR Christian Kirk, WR John Brown, RB Matt Breida, RB Duke Johnson
Team 5 has a solid roster, but may struggle with running back depth as well. Kamara and Ekeler are great at the starting spots, but after that, there are a lot of question marks.
Roster: QB Deshaun Watson, RB Miles Sanders, RB Devin Singletary, WR Julio Jones, WR D.J. Moore, TE George Kittle, WR D.J. Chark, D/ST Broncos, K Greg Zuerlein, RB Cam Akers, RB Zack Moss, WR Jamison Crowder, WR Henry Ruggs, WR Darius Slayton, WR Jalen Reagor, RB Tony Pollard
With Jones, Moore and Chark, Team 6 has good wide receivers. Running backs might be an issue for this team as well. Sanders figures to get a lot of work for the Eagles, but Singletary and Moss will be taking carries away from each other and Pollard won’t see too much work this year.
Roster: QB Drew Brees, RB Derrick Henry, RB Chris Carson, WR Tyreek Hill, WR Terry McLaurin, TE Mark Andrews, RB Leonard Fournette, D/ST Bears, K Matt Prater, RB Kareem Hunt, WR Deebo Samuel, RB Tarik Cohen, RB Tevin Coleman, WR Preston Williams, WR CeeDee Lamb, WR Parris Campbell
Team 7 will be able to compete. The WR2 spot is in question with McLaurin, Samuel and then some fliers he took later in the draft, but the owner should be able to play matchups and be successful.
Roster: QB Lamar Jackson, RB Nick Chubb, RB Le’Veon Bell, WR Michael Thomas, WR T.Y. Hilton, TE Rob Gronkowski, RB Ronald Jones, D/ST Vikings, K Justin Tucker, WR Marvin Jones, QB Russell Wilson, TE Jared Cook, WR Golden Tate, RB Sony Michel, RB Marlon Mack, RB Justin Jackson
Having Lamar Jackson at quarterback will help this team be another contender. Taking a scrambling running back and an injury-prone tight end is risky, but both have good backups on the roster. This team is a safe bet to make the playoffs.
Roster: QB Patrick Mahomes, RB Todd Gurley, RB Mark Ingram, WR Davante Adams, WR Cooper Kupp, TE Travis Kelce, WR A.J. Green, D/ST Bills, K Harrison Butker, RB Philip Lindsay, WR Julian Edelman, WR Brandin Cooks, QB Aaron Rodgers, WR Robby Anderson, RB Jerrick McKinnon, WR Alshon Jeffrey
Running backs will be an issue for this team as well. Ingram looks like he will be in a by-committee backfield and same with Lindsay and McKinnon. The rest of the roster is fine, but Gurley also has major concerns with his knee issues. There is too much risk with that to say that this team will be a contender.
Roster: QB Dak Prescott, RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB Josh Jacobs, WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR Amari Cooper, TE T.J. Hockenson, RB Jonathan Taylor, D/ST Saints, K Wil Lutz, WR Keenan Allen, RB Jordan Howard, RB James White, WR Emmanuel Sanders, RB Adrian Peterson, RB Antonio Gibson, WR Sammy Watkins
This team made some risky moves by relying on rookie running backs. Edwards-Helaire and Taylor could pay off big time, but if they don’t this team will be looking to trade some wide receivers for running backs in order to make a push for the playoffs.
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