Fantasy: 12-team mock draft with analysis after every round
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Mock Drafts

theScore staff took part in a 12-team, 12-round mock to offer a glimpse into what your drafts could look like and provide some insight on what to watch for in each round.

This is a PPR (point per reception) 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, as they normally get selected in the final two rounds.

Draft Participants: Justin Boone, Michael McClymont, Jack Browne, Mike Alessandrini, Caitlyn Holroyd, Gino Bottero, Ian Dalley, Taylor Rohaly, Dan Levine, Eric Patterson, Alan Wong, and Mike Dickson.

Round 1

Pick Player Owner
1 Christian McCaffrey (RB1) Browne
2 Saquon Barkley (RB2) Alessandrini
3 Alvin Kamara (RB3) Patterson
4 DeAndre Hopkins (WR1) Dickson
5 David Johnson (RB4) Holroyd
6 Davante Adams (WR2) McClymont
7 Ezekiel Elliott (RB5) Boone
8 Le'Veon Bell (RB6) Levine
9 Michael Thomas (WR3) Rohaly
10 Julio Jones (WR4) Dalley
11 James Conner (RB7) Bottero
12 Tyreek Hill (WR5) Wong

Round 1: With the uncertainty surrounding Elliott's holdout, a couple of receivers went off the board a little earlier than usual, including Hopkins cracking the top four picks. After the Le'Veon Bell situation from 2018, it's understandable that fantasy managers are a little nervous about spending a first-round pick on a player who hasn't reported to the team yet. At 1.07, I was willing to take my chances on Elliott instead of reaching for another player. I still expect him to sign a new deal and be in the lineup Week 1, but I'm also confident in my ability to find enough depth at running back to get me through a couple early games without him - if that's where this ends up.

Round 2

Pick Player Owner
13 Joe Mixon (RB8) Wong
14 Odell Beckham Jr. (WR6) Bottero
15 Nick Chubb (RB9) Dalley
16 Travis Kelce (TE1) Rohaly
17 Dalvin Cook (RB10) Levine
18 JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR7) Boone
19 Mike Evans (WR8) McClymont
20 Keenan Allen (WR9) Holroyd
21 Todd Gurley (RB11) Dickson
22 Antonio Brown (WR10) Patterson
23 Adam Thielen (WR11) Alessandrini
24 T.Y. Hilton (WR12) Browne

Round 2: The Duke Johnson trade occurred near the end of this draft, but I've been touting Chubb as a first-round pick all offseason. He caught 20 passes over the final nine games last year and that was with Johnson in the lineup. Chubb has an all-round skill set and is going to be a top-seven fantasy back in 2019 ... Brown's foot injury pushed him below Evans and Allen. He remains a second-round pick, but concerns about his availability for the opener are growing.

Round 3

Pick Player Owner
25 Aaron Jones (RB12) Browne
26 Damien Williams (RB13) Alessandrini
27 Kerryon Johnson (RB14) Patterson
28 Leonard Fournette (RB15) Dickson
29 Amari Cooper (WR13) Holroyd
30 Melvin Gordon (RB16) McClymont
31 George Kittle (TE2) Boone
32 Julian Edelman (WR14) Levine
33 Marlon Mack (RB17) Rohaly
34 Stefon Diggs (WR15) Dalley
35 Devonta Freeman (RB18) Bottero
36 Zach Ertz (TE3) Wong

Round 3: Despite falling in our previous mocks, Fournette found a home in the third round with Team Dickson. With Gurley and Fournette as his top two backs, Team Dickson is swinging for the fences and taking on a lot of risk in the process ... After selecting an outstanding tandem at receiver with Adams and Evans, Team McClymont gambled on Gordon's upside amid his holdout. It's a worthwhile endeavor because if Gordon gets back on the field, Team McClymont will have the best trio in the league ... If you've been following my early drafts, you know Kittle has been a target of mine in the late second and early third rounds, so scooping him up at 3.07 was an easy decision for me.

Round 4

Pick Player Owner
37 Derrick Henry (RB19) Wong
38 Brandin Cooks (WR16) Bottero
39 David Montgomery (RB20) Dalley
40 Robert Woods (WR17) Rohaly
41 Josh Jacobs (RB21) Levine
42 Mark Ingram (RB22) Boone
43 Patrick Mahomes (QB1) McClymont
44 Kenny Golladay (WR18) Holroyd
45 Calvin Ridley (WR19) Dickson
46 Chris Godwin (WR20) Patterson
47 Tyler Lockett (WR21) Alessandrini
48 Cooper Kupp (WR22) Browne

Round 4: I'm staying away from Henry, especially in PPR formats, due to his lack of a role in the Titans' passing game. The bruising back has 15 receptions or fewer in each of his three NFL campaigns. He's also dealing with a calf strain that could cause him to miss a significant chunk of the preseason ... Ingram continues to be a steal in the fourth round. It's surprising that the fantasy community isn't more excited for a back with his proven track record joining one of the run-heaviest offenses in the league.

Round 5

Pick Player Owner
49 Tevin Coleman (RB23) Browne
50 Sony Michel (RB24) Alessandrini
51 A.J. Green (WR23) Patterson
52 Jarvis Landry (WR24) Dickson
53 Phillip Lindsay (RB25) Holroyd
54 Chris Carson (RB26) McClymont
55 DJ Moore (WR25) Boone
56 Tyler Boyd(WR26) Levine
57 James White (RB27) Rohaly
58 Tarik Cohen (RB28) Dalley
59 Mike Williams (WR27) Bottero
60 Dante Pettis (WR28) Wong

Round 5: Green was taken ahead of Boyd in the fifth round, but that sentiment may soon change, as the timetable for Green's early-season return is hard for fantasy managers to trust ... Coleman, Michel, and Carson all have league-winning upside, making them highly appealing at this stage of drafts ... Moore is one of my breakout candidates and allows me to maintain a balanced approach, which frees me up to take the best available players at any position the rest of the way.

Round 6

Pick Player Owner
61 Alshon Jeffery (WR29) Wong
62 O.J. Howard (TE4) Bottero
63 Deshaun Watson (QB2) Dalley
64 Christian Kirk (WR30) Rohaly
65 Robby Anderson (WR31) Levine
66 Allen Robinson (WR32) Boone
67 Lamar Miller (RB29) McClymont
68 Hunter Henry (TE5) Holroyd
69 Evan Engram (TE6) Dickson
70 Austin Ekeler (RB30) Patterson
71 Geronimo Allison (WR33) Alessandrini
72 Andrew Luck (QB3) Browne

Round 6: Team Dalley selecting Watson in the sixth round is a much better value pick than reaching on Mahomes in the fourth ... Miller's stock stays about the same despite the Duke Johnson trade. It was clear the Texans were going to find someone to pair with Miller. The bigger question is what this means for his long-term outlook heading into the final year of his contract ... There's a loaded tier of receivers worth targeting in the fifth and sixth rounds. Don't panic, just let one fall to you. In this case, I grabbed Robinson at 6.06.

Round 7

Pick Player Owner
73 Jared Cook (TE7) Browne
74 Larry Fitzgerald (WR34) Alessandrini
75 Will Fuller (WR35) Patterson
76 Aaron Rodgers (QB4) Dickson
77 Kenyan Drake (RB31) Holroyd
78 Sammy Watkins (WR36) McClymont
79 Miles Sanders (RB32) Boone
80 Corey Davis (WR37) Levine
81 Kalen Ballage (RB33) Rohaly
82 Marvin Jones (WR38) Dalley
83 Sterling Shepard (WR39) Bottero
84 Baker Mayfield (QB5) Wong

Round 7: Securing Cook in the seventh round was a very smart way to attack the tight end position ... Drake might be in more of a time-share than we expected, but the Dolphins are going to be trailing most weeks, forcing them to deploy their passing-down back; keep that in mind during PPR drafts ... With the Elliott situation looming over my roster, Sanders gives me a potential Week 1 option. If the reports coming out of Eagles camp are true, we could see Sanders emerge from Philly's committee backfield as a true difference-maker at some point in the season.

Round 8

Pick Player Owner
85 Jordan Howard (RB34) Wong
86 Darrell Henderson (RB35) Bottero
87 David Njoku (TE8) Dalley
88 Jared Goff (QB6) Rohaly
89 Rashaad Penny (RB36) Levine
90 Dede Westbrook (WR40) Boone
91 Vance McDonald (TE9) McClymont
92 Matt Ryan (QB7) Holroyd
93 Derrius Guice (RB37) Dickson
94 Drew Brees (QB8) Patterson
95 Eric Ebron (TE10) Alessandrini
96 Kareem Hunt (RB38) Browne

Round 8: Goff's ADP is QB12, so pulling the trigger on him at QB6 seems like an overplay. There's a good chance he would have been on the board for Team Rohaly a round later ... Hunt won't be on many of my teams this year. With an eight-game suspension and a bye week, he can't return to the field until Week 10, and even then, his role has yet to be determined. Drafting Hunt is banking on a Chubb injury occurring in the first half of the season ... Westbrook gives me another breakout candidate in my receiving corps and a potential flex if Zeke does miss time.

Round 9

Pick Player Owner
97 Marquez Valdes-Scantling (WR41) Browne
98 Curtis Samuel (WR42) Alessandrini
99 Emmanuel Sanders (WR43) Paterson
100 Royce Freeman (RB39) Dickson
101 Ronald Jones (RB40) Holroyd
102 DeSean Jackson (WR44) McClymont
103 Carson Wentz (QB9) Boone
104 Cam Newton (QB10) Levine
105 Justice Hill (RB41) Rohaly
106 Keke Coutee (WR45) Dalley
107 Courtland Sutton (WR46) Bottero
108 Peyton Barber (RB42) Wong

Round 9: So many solid receivers were taken in the ninth, with MVS, Samuel, Sanders, D-Jax, Coutee, and Sutton all having WR3 upside ... Either Team Holroyd or Team Wong will end up with the Bucs' starting running back for the price of a ninth-round pick. Regardless of your feelings about Tampa's rushing attack, that's still great value for a possible starter ... Wentz and Newton both have top-five upside and should be on your shortlist of quarterbacks to draft between the eighth and 10th rounds, depending on the draft.

Round 10

Pick Player Owner
109 John Brown (WR47) Wong
110 Anthony Miller (WR48) Bottero
111 Devin Funchess (WR49) Dalley
112 Latavius Murray (RB43) Rohaly
113 N'Keal Harry (WR50) Levine
114 Donte Moncrief (WR51) Boone
115 Justin Jackson (RB44) McClymont
116 Golden Tate (WR52) Holroyd
117 James Washington (WR53) Dickson
118 Matt Breida (RB45) Patterson
119 Kyler Murray (QB11) Alessandrini
120 Tre'Quan Smith (WR54) Browne

Round 10: Team McClymont protects itself against an extended Gordon absence by taking another Chargers back in Jackson, who could see more work than people realize in a split with Ekeler ... Breida was a luxury pick for Team Patterson and gives him one of the strongest backfields in this draft with Kamara, Kerryon, Ekeler, and now Breida. Jerick McKinnon's recent setback puts Breida in position to see significant touches alongside Coleman ... Upside is the goal in the late rounds and Moncrief is on track to be the No. 2 wideout in Pittsburgh's high-volume passing attack.

Round 11

Pick Player Owner
121 Mark Andrews (TE11) Browne
122 LeSean McCoy (RB46) Alessandrini
123 Delanie Walker (TE12) Patterson
124 Parris Campbell (WR55) Dickson
125 Michael Gallup (WR56) Holroyd
126 Damien Harris (RB47) McClymont
127 Jaylen Samuels (RB48) Boone
128 Austin Hooper (TE13) Levine
129 Josh Gordon (WR57) Rohaly
130 Devin Singletary (RB49) Dalley
131 Jerick McKinnon (RB50) Bottero
132 Duke Johnson (RB51) Wong

Round 11: Duke Johnson of the Browns was an 11th-round pick. Duke Johnson of the Texans will likely go off the board a couple of rounds earlier now that he has a more direct path to snaps and an outside shot of usurping Miller as the lead back ... There's been speculation that Samuels will be more involved than past Steelers backup RBs have been. That's not the reason he's my pick here. Samuels has proven he can produce RB1 numbers when thrust into the starting lineup. If Conner goes down, I'll be ready to plug Samuels into my starting lineup as well.

Round 12

Pick Player Owner
133 DeVante Parker (WR58) Wong
134 Jameis Winston (QB12) Bottero
135 Carlos Hyde (RB52) Dalley
136 Kenny Stills (WR59) Rohaly
137 T.J. Hockenson (TE14) Levine
138 Tony Pollard (RB53) Boone
139 Adrian Peterson (RB54) McClymont
140 Dion Lewis (RB55) Holroyd
141 DK Metcalf (WR60) Dickson
142 Chris Thompson (RB56) Patterson
143 Russell Wilson (QB13) Alessandrini
144 Tyrell Williams (WR61) Browne

Round 12: It's shocking to see Wilson fall to the final round, but fantasy managers are worried about his lack of volume and the regression that's coming for his insane efficiency numbers last year ... Lewis could be an underrated pick here if Henry's calf issue lingers ... Pollard has been getting a lot of praise in Cowboys camp and gives me insurance for Elliott in case a new deal can't be worked out.

Mock Drafts

Fantasy: 12-team mock draft with analysis after every round
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