Fantasy: 14-team mock draft with analysis
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This is a standard (non-PPR) scoring league with the following roster spots: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, FLEX, BN, BN, BN, BN. We left off defenses and kickers since they normally get selected in the final two rounds.

Draft Participants: Dan Levine, Mike Dickson, Arun Srinivasan, Jack Browne, David P. Woods, Mitch Sanderson, Justin Boone, Caitlyn Holroyd, Gino Bottero, Dan Wilkins, Michael McClymont, Michael Amato, Esten McLaren, Josh Wegman.

View the full rosters for each team here.

Round 1

Pick Player Owner
1 David Johnson (RB1) Levine
2 Ezekiel Elliott (RB2) Dickson
3 Le'Veon Bell (RB3) Srinivasan
4 Julio Jones (WR1) Browne
5 Antonio Brown (WR2) Woods
6 Odell Beckham Jr. (WR3) Sanderson
7 LeSean McCoy (RB4) Boone
8 Melvin Gordon (RB5) Holroyd
9 Mike Evans (WR4) Bottero
10 A.J. Green (WR5) Wilkins
11 Devonta Freeman (RB6) McClymont
12 Jordy Nelson (WR6) Amato
13 Jordan Howard (RB7) McLaren
14 Jay Ajayi (RB8) Wegman

Round 1: The draft opened with a slight surprise, as Elliott went second overall ahead of Bell. An argument can be made for Zeke having another huge season, but it's tough to pass on Bell, who might be the best running back in football. ... Jones being taken before Brown or Beckham is also a change from our previous mocks. This one is far more open to debate, as all three players have about an equal chance of finishing as the top fantasy receiver in 2017.

Round 2

Pick Player Owner
15 DeMarco Murray (RB9) Wegman
16 Dez Bryant (WR7) McLaren
17 Todd Gurley (RB10) Amato
18 Leonard Fournette (RB11) McClymont
19 Michael Thomas (WR8) Wilkins
20 T.Y. Hilton (WR9) Bottero
21 Isaiah Crowell (RB12) Holroyd
22 Amari Cooper (WR10) Boone
23 DeAndre Hopkins (WR11) Sanderson
24 Lamar Miller (RB13) Woods
25 Rob Gronkowski (TE1) Browne
26 Doug Baldwin (WR12) Srinivasan
27 Allen Robinson (WR13) Dickson
28 Carlos Hyde (RB14) Levine

Round 2: Taking safer picks is a smart approach in the early rounds, especially in larger leagues like this one. While many of the players available in the second round are trustworthy, Gurley and Hyde carry far more risk than the other names called here. Missing on a top pick in a 14-team league could be a death blow for your roster. ... Seeing Crowell go off the board in the second might be a sign that his stock is finally on the rise. The bad news is that he was a much more attractive target in the third or fourth round.

Round 3

Pick Player Owner
29 Sammy Watkins (WR14) Levine
30 Travis Kelce (TE2) Dickson
31 Marshawn Lynch (RB15) Srinivasan
32 Brandin Cooks (WR15) Browne
33 Joe Mixon (RB16) Woods
34 Christian McCaffrey (RB17) Sanderson
35 Davante Adams (WR16) Boone
36 Keenan Allen (WR17) Holroyd
37 Alshon Jeffery (WR18) Bottero
38 Eddie Lacy (RB18) Wilkins
39 Demaryius Thomas (WR19) McClymont
40 Jarvis Landry (WR20) Amato
41 Terrelle Pryor (WR21) McLaren
42 Michael Crabtree (WR22) Wegman

Round 3: This seems like a bit of a reach for Kelce, but with the release of Jeremy Maclin, his role in the Chiefs passing game is undeniable. Kelce is one of the few tight ends who could be his team's leading receiver. ... Team Browne and Team Bottero are the only rosters without a running back through three rounds. In a deep league like this one, starting-caliber rushers dry up quickly, so we'll see how that pans out as the draft progresses.

Round 4

Pick Player Owner
43 Emmanuel Sanders (WR23) Wegman
44 Ty Montgomery (RB19) McLaren
45 C.J. Anderson (RB20) Amato
46 Larry Fitzgerald (WR24) McClymont
47 Jordan Reed (TE3) Wilkins
48 Spencer Ware (RB21) Bottero
49 Golden Tate (WR25) Holroyd
50 Paul Perkins (RB22) Boone
51 Julian Edelman (WR26) Sanderson
52 Kelvin Benjamin (WR27) Woods
53 Aaron Rodgers (QB1) Browne
54 Greg Olsen (TE4) Srinivasan
55 Stefon Diggs (WR28) Dickson
56 Tom Brady (QB2) Levine

Round 4: To get an idea of the state of the running back position, look no further than this round, where Montgomery, Anderson, Ware, and Perkins are selected. All four backs have decent upside, but carry significant doubts as well. ... On that note, Team Browne still doesn't have a running back. Instead, he's chosen to invest in the high-powered passing offenses of the Patriots, Packers, and Falcons with his first four picks. It will be difficult to find quality backs moving forward, but his roster looks good so far.

Round 5

Pick Player Owner
57 Donte Moncrief (WR29) Levine
58 Drew Brees (QB3) Dickson
59 Tyreek Hill (WR30) Srinivasan
60 Ameer Abdullah (RB23) Browne
61 Adrian Peterson (RB24) Woods
62 Dalvin Cook (RB25) Sanderson
63 Martavis Bryant (WR31) Boone
64 Pierre Garcon (WR32) Holroyd
65 Frank Gore (RB26) Bottero
66 Brandon Marshall (WR33) Wilkins
67 Andrew Luck (QB4) McClymont
68 Martellus Bennett (TE5) Amato
69 Tyler Eifert (TE6) McLaren
70 DeSean Jackson (WR34) Wegman

Round 5: With all the positive reports coming out of OTAs, Peterson gets drafted before Ingram. It's still likely both players see plenty of action, but Ingram doesn't seem to have the coaching staff on his side in this battle. ... I lean toward upside with my fifth pick, taking Bryant, who is capable of being a major weekly difference-maker. ... In our 12-team mock, the top-four quarterbacks didn't go off the board until the 87th pick, 20 spots later than Luck gets taken here. Perhaps teams are scared of missing out on the elite passers, but there are more than 14 solid starting options at the position.

Round 6

Pick Player Owner
71 Jimmy Graham (TE7) Wegman
72 Corey Coleman (WR35) McLaren
73 Randall Cobb (WR36) Amato
74 Mark Ingram (RB27) McClymont
75 Mike Gillislee (RB28) Wilkins
76 Bilal Powell (RB29) Bottero
77 Delanie Walker (TE8) Holroyd
78 Tevin Coleman (RB30) Boone
79 Derrick Henry (RB31) Sanderson
80 DeVante Parker (WR37) Woods
81 Samaje Perine (RB32) Browne
82 Russell Wilson (QB5) Srinivasan
83 Theo Riddick (RB33) Dickson
84 Willie Snead (WR38) Levine

Round 6: After six rounds we have a better idea of how Team Browne and Team Bottero are filling out their running back positions. Team Browne has done well, adding Abdullah and Perine, who are both garnering positive reports heading into 2017, while Team Bottero settled for Ware, Gore, and Powell. Neither team is in an ideal spot, but I'd rather have the potential of Abdullah and Perine over the lower-ceiling of Team Bottero's trio. ... Elsewhere, Riddick seems like a big reach for a standard draft. The pass-catching back is coming off wrist surgeries and is much more valuable in PPR leagues.

Round 7

Pick Player Owner
85 Doug Martin (RB34) Levine
86 Corey Davis (WR39) Dickson
87 Jamison Crowder (WR40) Srinivasan
88 John Brown (WR41) Browne
89 Kyle Rudolph (TE9) Woods
90 Hunter Henry (TE10) Sanderson
91 Kareem Hunt (RB35) Boone
92 LeGarrette Blount (RB36) Holroyd
93 C.J. Prosise (RB37) Bottero
94 Cam Newton (QB6) Wilkins
95 Mike Williams (WR42) McClymont
96 Matt Ryan (QB7) Amato
97 Rob Kelley (RB38) McLaren
98 Danny Woodhead (RB39) Wegman

Round 7: Martin could be a huge steal here, as Tampa Bay appears to be extremely pleased with his progress. Once his suspension is over, it seems almost certain he'll get his starting job back. ... Reports about Mike Williams' back issue came out during this draft and make him a much bigger gamble as a seventh-round pick. ... Tight ends are going earlier than usual in this 14-teamer, with owners hoping to avoid being left empty-handed at the position.

Round 8

Pick Player Owner
99 Tyrell Williams (WR43) Wegman
10 Latavius Murray (RB40) McLaren
101 Dion Lewis (RB41) Amato
102 Jeremy Maclin (WR44) McClymont
103 Rex Burkhead (RB42) Wilkins
104 Cameron Meredith (WR45) Bottero
105 Matt Forte (RB43) Holroyd
106 Eric Decker (WR46) Boone
107 Jordan Matthews (WR47) Sanderson
108 Mike Wallace (WR48) Woods
109 Alvin Kamara (RB44) Browne
110 Jonathan Stewart (RB45) Srinivasan
111 Breshad Perriman (WR49) Dickson
112 Adam Thielen (WR50) Levine

Round 8: We don't know where they're going to be playing in 2017, but Maclin and Decker are well worth an eighth-round pick. Both players could be consistent producers if they land in the right situation. ... Tyrell Williams might be undervalued, assuming the back injury to Mike Williams slows down the development of the rookie. ... Overall, it's clear the receiver talent left on the board in the eighth round is far greater than that of the running backs, which you should keep in mind for your drafts.

Round 9

Pick Player Owner
113 Kenneth Dixon (RB46) Levine
114 Jamaal Williams (RB47) Dickson
115 Darren Sproles (RB48) Srinivasan
116 Josh Doctson (WR51) Browne
117 D'Onta Foreman (RB49) Woods
118 Marcus Mariota (QB8) Sanderson
119 Kenny Britt (WR52) Boone
120 Jameis Winston (QB9) Holroyd
121 Jamaal Charles (RB50) Bottero
122 John Ross (WR53) Wilkins
123 Jack Doyle (TE11) McClymont
124 Cole Beasley (WR54) Amato
125 Kirk Cousins (QB10) McLaren
126 Derek Carr (QB11) Wegman

Round 9: I rolled the dice by passing on a tight end in this round in favor of Britt, who's looking like the Browns' No. 1 receiver. It was a dangerous move on my part, but I thought Doyle or Ebron would fall to me in the 10th. ... Foreman and Jamaal Williams are more intriguing options than any of the backs that went in the previous round. The pair of rookies are an injury away from starring roles in strong offenses.

Round 10

Pick Player Owner
127 Darren McFadden (RB51) Wegman
128 Kevin White (WR55) McLaren
129 J.J. Nelson (WR56) Amato
130 Joe Williams (RB52) McClymont
131 Duke Johnson (RB53) Wilkins
132 Eric Ebron (TE12) Bottero
133 Sterling Shepard (WR57) Holroyd
134 Jonathan Williams (RB54) Boone
135 Thomas Rawls (RB55) Sanderson
136 Giovani Bernard (RB56) Woods
137 Jacquizz Rodgers (RB57) Browne
138 Rishard Matthews (WR58) Srinivasan
139 Will Fuller (WR59) Dickson
140 Zach Ertz (TE13) Levine

Round 10: The risk I took at tight end didn't pay off as Ebron was selected two spots before my pick in this round. With a drop off at tight end after Ebron, I decided to grab Jonathan Williams, giving me a handcuff for my first-rounder McCoy. ... At this point in a 14-team draft, the players you select may not stay on your roster long, so it's important to swing for upside or to find usable pieces, like Rodgers. The Buccaneers back is slated to start early in the season while Martin serves his suspension, making him a possible RB2 for the first three weeks.

Round 11

Pick Player Owner
141 Terrance West (RB58) Levine
142 Zay Jones (WR60) Dickson
143 James White (RB59) Srinivasan
144 Ted Ginn (WR61) Browne
145 Ben Roethlisberger (QB12) Woods
146 Kenny Stills (WR62) Sanderson
147 Coby Fleener (TE14) Boone
148 Robert Woods (WR63) Holroyd
149 Charles Sims (RB60) Bottero
150 Marvin Jones (WR64) Wilkins
151 Quincy Enunwa (WR65) McClymont
152 Jeremy Hill (RB61) Amato
153 Curtis Samuel (WR66) McLaren
154 Tyler Lockett (WR67) Wegman

Round 11: West is in a similar situation to Rodgers in the previous round, but he'll be competing with Woodhead during the first month when Dixon is sidelined. ... I settled for Fleener as my TE1, which is not my first choice, but he did finish as the TE12 in standard leagues last year. Hopefully he'll be more comfortable in New Orleans this season. ... Enunwa is a very good pick this late in the draft. With Decker expected to be moved, Enunwa may find himself as the Jets' top receiver.

Round 12

Pick Player Owner
155 James Conner (RB62) Wegman
156 Wendell Smallwood (RB63) McLaren
157 Branden Oliver (RB64) Amato
158 Jerick McKinnon (RB65) McClymont
159 DeAndre Washington (RB66) Wilkins
160 Dak Prescott (QB13) Bottero
161 Allen Hurns (WR68) Holroyd
162 Tyrod Taylor (QB14) Boone
163 Philip Rivers (QB15) Sanderson
164 Matthew Stafford (QB16) Woods
165 Marlon Mack (RB67) Browne
166 Devin Funchess (WR69) Srinivasan
167 Shane Vereen (RB68) Dickson
168 Taylor Gabriel (WR70) Levine

Round 12: The case for taking a quarterback late speaks for itself here, as Prescott, Taylor, Rivers, and Stafford are all available in the last round. While others finalize their roster with long shot running backs and receivers, Team Bottero and I select our starting quarterbacks, who both finished among the top-eight in 2016.

View the full rosters for each team here.

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