Fantasy: 10-team mock draft with analysis
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Get ready for your season with theScore's 2017 Fantasy Football Draft Kit.

On Wednesday, theScore staff participated in a 10-team, 12-round mock to help provide a glimpse at what your drafts might look like and to give some insight on what to watch for in each round.

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, Justin Boone, Dan Wilkins, Josh Wegman, Michael McClymont, David P. Woods, Dan LeBaron, Jack Browne, Gino Bottero, Dane Belbeck.

Round 1

Pick Player Owner
1 David Johnson (RB1) Levine
2 Le'Veon Bell (RB2) Boone
3 Antonio Brown (WR1) Wilkins
4 Julio Jones (WR2) Wegman
5 Odell Beckham Jr. (WR3) McClymont
6 Mike Evans (WR4) Woods
7 A.J. Green (WR5) LeBaron
8 Melvin Gordon (RB3) Browne
9 Jordy Nelson (WR6) Bottero
10 Jay Ajayi (RB4) Belbeck

Round 1: There are rarely many surprising picks in the first round, and this draft held to form. For a standard scoring league, it might seem a little odd that six receivers went off the board to only four running backs, but that speaks mostly to the uncertainty surrounding the rushers outside of Johnson and Bell.

Round 2

Pick Player Owner
11 Amari Cooper (WR7) Belbeck
12 Devonta Freeman (RB5) Bottero
13 Michael Thomas (WR8) Browne
14 LeSean McCoy (RB6) LeBaron
15 Dez Bryant (WR9) Woods
16 DeMarco Murray (RB7) McClymont
17 Jordan Howard (RB8) Wegman
18 Todd Gurley (RB9) Wilkins
19 Rob Gronkowski (TE1) Boone
20 Doug Baldwin (WR10) Levine

Round 2: Cooper went off the board in the second round, earlier than he normally does, but there's good reason to think the third-year wideout takes his game to another level in 2017. This is the furthest I've seen McCoy fall, though it's understandable given the state of the Bills' offense. McCoy might see less scoring opportunities this season and might have less incentive to play through injuries if the team is losing later in the year. He's become a much riskier pick than he was a month ago.

Round 3

Pick Player Owner
21 Brandin Cooks (WR11) Levine
22 Isaiah Crowell (RB10) Boone
23 Leonard Fournette (RB11) Wilkins
24 T.Y. Hilton (WR12) Wegman
25 DeAndre Hopkins (WR13) McClymont
26 Ezekiel Elliott (RB12) Woods
27 Kareem Hunt (RB13) LeBaron
28 Demaryius Thomas (WR14) Browne
29 Lamar Miller (RB14) Bottero
30 Christian McCaffrey (RB15) Belbeck

Round 3: Three rounds in and I'm the only team without a receiver, although you could argue that Gronk produces like a WR1 when he's healthy. I decided to pass on the receivers available in the third because I know there will be value at the position in the middle rounds, while quality running backs tend to disappear quickly. Hunt gets selected as the RB13 now that he's locked in as the Chiefs' lead back, a role that has been extremely fruitful for fantasy owners.

Round 4

Pick Player Owner
31 Terrelle Pryor (WR15) Belbeck
32 Carlos Hyde (RB16) Bottero
33 Dalvin Cook (RB17) Browne
34 Aaron Rodgers (QB1) LeBaron
35 Joe Mixon (RB18) Woods
36 Marshawn Lynch (RB19) McClymont
37 Alshon Jeffery (WR16) Wegman
38 Keenan Allen (WR17) Wilkins
39 Ty Montgomery (RB20) Boone
40 Travis Kelce (TE2) Levine

Round 4: Cook is a solid pick in the fourth round by Team Browne. By all accounts, the rookie will serve as a three-down back for the Vikings and performed well in that role during the preseason. I once again skipped over pass-catchers in favor of a running back, as Montgomery represented intriguing value at this point in the draft as a player who could be a top-10 fantasy asset if he stays healthy. Starting Montgomery as my flex will give me a major advantage over my opponents at that spot.

Round 5

Pick Player Owner
41 Mark Ingram (RB21) Levine
42 Tom Brady (QB2) Boone
43 Davante Adams (WR18) Wilkins
44 C.J. Anderson (RB22) Wegman
45 Drew Brees (QB3) McClymont
46 Martavis Bryant (WR19) Woods
47 Jordan Reed (TE3) LeBaron
48 Ameer Abdullah (RB23) Browne
49 Greg Olsen (TE4) Bottero
50 Adrian Peterson (RB24) Belbeck

Round 5: We've reached all-out zero-WR status now, with me addressing yet another position. Brady guaranteed me top-three quarterback stats, while the receivers in this range were far from sure things. The degree of difficulty is increased now as I need to find startable receivers in the next few rounds. Ingram and Peterson bookending the round is interesting. Ingram has a better chance at returning RB1 value, but it is possible that we'll see both players making a weekly impact, just as Ingram and Hightower were doing at one point in 2016. Still seems like a reach for AP.

Round 6

Pick Player Owner
51 Martellus Bennett (TE5) Belbeck
52 Allen Robinson (WR20) Bottero
53 Sammy Watkins (WR21) Browne
54 DeVante Parker (WR22) LeBaron
55 Tyreek Hill (WR23) Woods
56 Doug Martin (RB25) McClymont
57 Rob Kelley (RB26) Wegman
58 Michael Crabtree (WR24) Wilkins
59 Emmanuel Sanders (WR25) Boone
60 Larry Fitzgerald (WR26) Levine

Round 6: Team Belbeck follows up the reach on AP with an even bigger swing, taking Bennett in the sixth round. Bennett is one of my favorite tight ends to target in drafts, but he can normally be had in the eighth. A lot can change in August, especially ADPs - just ask Watkins and Robinson who fell to the sixth round, or Parker who has seen his stock jump up since Jay Cutler made him his new favorite weapon. Grabbing Martin in the sixth round seems like a potential league-winning move. He'll miss the first three weeks of the season, but after that he could return to the RB1 ranks.

Round 7

Pick Player Owner
61 Bilal Powell (RB27) Levine
62 Golden Tate (WR27) Boone
63 Telvin Coleman (RB28) Wilkins
64 Kelvin Benjamin (WR28) Wegman
65 Derrick Henry (RB29) McClymont
66 Thomas Rawls (RB30) Woods
67 Mike Gillislee (RB31) LeBaron
68 Jimmy Graham (TE6) Browne
69 Donte Moncrief (WR29) Bottero
70 DeSean Jackson (WR30) Belbeck

Round 7: After leaving my receiver spots empty through five rounds, I've now managed to grab Sanders and Tate, both of whom have recent histories as top-20 fantasy WRs. Sanders gets a boost with Trevor Siemian winning the Broncos' job, as he was Siemian's favorite target in 2016. Tate has caught 90 passes in three straight years and with the Lions defense looking porous, Detroit will be forced to air it out once again. Rawls and Gillislee might turn out to be the starters in two of the league's best offenses, and were well worth the risk in the seventh round.

Round 8

Pick Player Owner
71 Corey Coleman (WR31) Belbeck
72 Stefon Diggs (WR32) Bottero
73 Matt Ryan (QB4) Browne
74 Eric Decker (WR33) LeBaron
75 C.J. Prosise (RB32) Woods
76 Tyler Eifert (TE7) McClymont
77 Darren McFadden (RB33) Wegman
78 Kyle Rudolph (TE8) Wilkins
79 Pierre Garcon (WR34) Boone
80 Jarvis Landry (WR35) Levine

Round 8: It's always interesting to see where the fourth quarterback gets taken, after the elite three go in the first six rounds or so. In this case, it's Ryan in the eighth which seems about right, though I would have gone with Russell Wilson instead. Every owner kept their roster fairly balanced throughout the draft, which is smart because it allows you to scoop up value whenever it presents itself. I'm still in the hunt for receivers, and as predicted there are plenty of quality options left to choose from. Garcon could push for 140-plus targets on a 49ers' offense that lacks talent and will be trailing often.

Round 9

Pick Player Owner
81 Frank Gore (RB34) Levine
82 Jamison Crowder (WR36) Boone
83 Chris Hogan (WR37) Wilkins
84 Russell Wilson (QB5) Wegman
85 Brandon Marshall (WR38) McClymont
86 Hunter Henry (TE9) Woods
87 Eddie Lacy (RB35) LeBaron
88 Tyrell Williams (WR39) Browne
89 Paul Perkins (RB36) Bottero
90 Terrance West (RB37) Belbeck

Round 9: Just to emphasize the depth at receiver, several players drafted in the ninth round could return WR2 fantasy production. Crowder has a chance to lead the Redskins in receiving and will likely catch upwards of 90 passes this season. With Julian Edelman going down for the year, Hogan is now a full-time receiver in the Patriots' high-powered offense. Williams finished with the 13th-most fantasy points among receivers last season and will continue to have a big role with rookie Mike Williams' health in doubt.

Round 10

Pick Player Owner
91 Jameis Winston (QB6) Belbeck
92 Danny Woodhead (RB38) Bottero
93 Jonathan Stewart (RB39) Browne
94 Zach Ertz (TE10) LeBaron
95 Marcus Mariota (QB7) Woods
96 Willie Snead (WR40) McClymont
97 Jalen Richard (RB40) Wegman
98 Jamaal Williams (RB41) Wilkins
99 John Brown (WR41) Boone
100 Kirk Cousins (QB8) Levine

Round 10: The next wave of quarterbacks features Winston, Mariota, and Cousins, and all three went off the board in the 10th round. Richard seemed like a bit of a reach by Team Wegman, but he must be confident that Richard will win the Raiders' backup job over DeAndre Washington. Brown gives me an upside receiver to add to my arsenal and, if he stays healthy, could easily top 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns.

Round 11

Pick Player Owner
101 Jeremy Maclin (WR42) Levine
102 Adam Thielen (WR43) Boone
103 Samaje Perine (RB42) Wilkins
104 Delanie Walker (TE11) Wegman
105 Kenny Britt (WR44) McClymont
106 Corey Davis (WR45) Woods
107 Randall Cobb (WR46) LeBaron
108 Ted Ginn Jr. (WR47) Browne
109 LeGarrette Blount (RB43) Bottero
110 Duke Johnson (RB44) Belbeck

Round 11: This round was full of great picks, but Davis and Ginn standout as potential difference-makers. Davis might start the year slow after missing time due to injury, but once he catches up, the rookie could emerge as the Titans' best receiver. If you don't draft him, try to trade for him early in the season after he gets off to a quiet start. Meanwhile, Ginn is starting in two-receiver sets in New Orleans. He specifically cited the desire to extend his career by playing with Brees, and it looks like that might be happening.

Round 12

Pick Player Owner
111 Mike Wallace (WR48) Belbeck
112 Cam Newton (QB9) Bottero
113 Jacquizz Rodgers (RB45) Browne
114 Kevin White (WR49) LeBaron
115 Jonathan Williams (RB46) Woods
116 DeAndre Washington (RB47) McClymont
117 Alvin Kamara (RB48) Wegman
118 Philip Rivers (QB10) Wilkins
119 Rex Burkhead (RB49) Boone
120 D'Onta Foreman (RB50) Levine

Round 12: If you need proof you should wait on drafting quarterbacks, especially in smaller leagues, look no further than Newton being taken in the 12th round. Since most teams don't need to draft a backup in 10-team formats, the last few owners can wait forever before pulling the trigger. Every running back selected in this round is worth targeting in the later rounds of your draft.

Get ready for your season with theScore's 2017 Fantasy Football Draft Kit.

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