I’m currently in a slow 16 team, PPR mock draft with a whole host of the fantasy football twitteratti. I’ll post the picks and tell you what I think is completely wrong with each one of them, besides my own of course (which are in bold, because I am bold).
1.1 Rubberduck RB Chris Johnson
1.3 @fantasysprtsdsh RB Ray Rice
1.4 @realanakin RB Maurice Jones-Drew
1.7 @Chetrazzball RB Steven Jackson
1.9 @Gridironguy RB Michael Turner
1.13 @TheTonyCincotta WR Reggie Wayne
1.14 @DanielCondeNY WR Calvin Johnson
1.15 @mschauf63 WR Randy Moss
The first round went about like most first rounds go. Nothing too crazy happened. Since this is PPR you are going to see more wide receivers go early. I like Steven Jackson, but I don’t see his upside being any better than 7th overall, which is of course where I drafted him, but I like to at least believe my picks will do better than where I draft them.
The only pick I really worry about is DeAngelo Williams at 10th overall. He has the talent, but I just see JStew cutting into his production this season and more importantly, into his goal line carries.
Jamaal Charles went early compared to his ADP, but I doubt he would have gotten back to RookieBlitz.
And you know my stance on Aaron Rodgers in the first round. I ain’t fir it.
2.01 @FDC_Mike Clay RB Rashard Mendenhall
2.02 @mschauf63 WR Roddy White
2.03 @DanielCondeNY QB Drew Brees
2.04 @TheTonyCincotta WR Austin Miles
2.05 @FFSpin RB Ryan Grant
2.06 @RookieBlitz WR Greg Jennings
2.07 @FSG_BrianJ WR DeSean Jackson
2.08 @Gridironguy RB Ryan Matthews
2.09 @RedRum26 RB Pierre Thomas
2.10 @Chetrazzball Shonn Greene
2.11 @FatKat52 WR Sidney Rice
2.12 @h2h_Corner RB LeSean McCoy
2.13 @realanakin WR Hakeem Nicks
2.14 @fantasysprtsdsh WR Marques Colston
2.15 @Fantasytaz WR Michael Crabtree
2.16 Rubberduck QB Peyton Manning
Hakeem Nicks went early, but quite a few members of this group are high on him and his hype machine is in overdrive. I am also on board, just not quite so early.
I don’t like DeSean Jackson as much as some other wide receivers this season in ppr, but where he went is still reasonable. Yes, my stinging put downs of others’ picks is not so stingy.
This round followed this year’s fantasy script very closely. I really can’t see anything that stands out as a steal or bust. My pick of Greene would be a steal in non-ppr leagues, but as it is I think it’s about right, even though I see Greene as a top 10 back with top 5 potential in any format.
So I’m without a top tier wide receiver in a ppr league. I believe SJax and Greene will be top 10 RBs, but it is a little worrisome to not have a stud wide receiver. My love of running backs may have leaked over into ppr, but I’m still happy with my picks so far.