Fantasy: 10-team mock draft with analysis after every round
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theScore staff took part in a 10-team, 12-round mock to provide a glimpse of what your drafts could look like and 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, as they normally get selected in the final two rounds.

Draft participants: Justin Boone, David P. Woods, Jack Browne, Mike Alessandrini, Dan Levine, Caitlyn Holroyd, Gino Bottero, Taylor Rohaly, Michael McClymont, Dan Wilkins.

Round 1

Pick Player Owner
1 Ezekiel Elliott (RB1) Woods
2 Melvin Gordon (RB2) Browne
3 Saquon Barkley (RB3) Alessandrini
4 Christian McCaffrey (RB4) Levine
5 Alvin Kamara (RB5) Boone
6 DeAndre Hopkins (WR1) Holroyd
7 Todd Gurley (RB6) Bottero
8 Nick Chubb (RB7) Rohaly
9 David Johnson (RB8) McClymont
10 Davante Adams (WR2) Wilkins

Round 1: Gordon going off the board second overall is slightly surprising given his ADP (1.05), but he belongs in the conversation as one of the top fantasy backs. He finished the 2018 season with the sixth-most fantasy points among RBs, despite missing four contests due to injury. On a per-game basis, Gordon averaged 18.8 points, second only to Gurley ... Speaking of Gurley, concerns about his knee injury have caused him to slide into the late first and sometimes early second round. Even with his touches expected to be scaled back, Gurley has significant upside in the Rams' offense and remains an RB1 in fantasy. He's one of my risky picks worth gambling on in 2019.

Round 2

Pick Player Owner
11 Odell Beckham Jr. (WR3) Wilkins
12 Julio Jones (WR4) McClymont
13 Michael Thomas (WR5) Rohaly
14 James Conner (RB9) Bottero
15 Le'Veon Bell (RB10) Holroyd
16 Joe Mixon (RB11) Boone
17 JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR6) Levine
18 Amari Cooper (WR7) Alessandrini
19 Marlon Mack (RB12) Browne
20 Dalvin Cook (RB13) Woods

Round 2: The second round is loaded with high-end talent this year. Every name in the table above has a legitimate shot to end up as the top fantasy player at their position ... Though Bell's move to New York scared owners enough for him to fall in this draft, he sneaks into the first round of most mocks I've done this season ... Mack and Cook closed out 2018 strong in offenses that are committing to the run. Both backs are primed to make a fantasy leap heading into their third year in the NFL and are excellent selections at the end of the second round.

Round 3

Pick Player Owner
21 Travis Kelce (TE1) Woods
22 A.J. Green (WR8) Browne
23 Antonio Brown (WR9) Alessandrini
24 George Kittle (TE2) Levine
25 Mike Evans (WR10) Boone
26 Sony Michel (RB14) Holroyd
27 Aaron Jones (RB15) Bottero
28 Zach Ertz (TE3) Rohaly
29 Keenan Allen (WR11) McClymont
30 T.Y. Hilton (WR12) Wilkins

Round 3: You could make a solid argument that Kelce deserves to be a borderline first-round pick in 2019, given the star tight end's elite production and Tyreek Hill's uncertain future with the Chiefs. Kelce posted three straight 1,000-yard seasons at a position where owners struggle to find consistent fantasy stats beyond the top three, who were all drafted in our top 30 ... Brown's drop to the third round is a stunning development. For all his off-field, trade-inducing antics, Brown is coming off a 104-catch, 1,297-yard, 15-touchdown campaign - his sixth consecutive season with over 100 receptions. At 30 years old, he's still in the mix as the best receiver in the game.

Round 4

Pick Player Owner
31 Josh Jacobs (RB16) Wilkins
32 Chris Carson (RB17) McClymont
33 Robert Woods (WR13) Rohaly
34 Stefon Diggs (WR14) Bottero
35 Damien Williams (RB18) Holroyd
36 Mark Ingram (RB19) Boone
37 Adam Thielen (WR15) Levine
38 Derrick Henry (RB20) Alessandrini
39 Tyler Lockett (WR16) Browne
40 Leonard Fournette (RB21) Woods

Round 4: Jacobs is the first rookie taken, which should be the case in all drafts. David Montgomery and Miles Sanders won't be far behind, but Jacobs has the clearest path to a massive workload ... Carson is an underrated selection in the fourth round after putting up low-end RB1 numbers from Week 3 to Week 17. He'll enter the year as the leader of a two-man committee in the Seahawks' run-heavy offense alongside sophomore Rashaad Penny, and the departure of Mike Davis will shift even more pass-catching work onto Carson's plate ... My rankings, specifically my lack of trust in Fournette, may have influenced this mock. Most leagues will have at least one owner willing to select him in the first three rounds.

Round 5

Pick Player Owner
41 Kerryon Johnson (RB22) Woods
42 Derrius Guice (RB23) Browne
43 Patrick Mahomes (QB1) Alessandrini
44 Devonta Freeman (RB24) Levine
45 Brandin Cooks (WR17) Boone
46 Julian Edelman (WR18) Holroyd
47 Phillip Lindsay (RB25) Bottero
48 David Montgomery (RB26) Rohaly
49 O.J. Howard (TE4) McClymont
50 Kenny Golladay (WR19) Wilkins

Round 5: Mahomes' ADP has him going in the second round, but our drafters weren't seduced into taking him that early. With some natural regression coming after a 50-touchdown season, as well as the aforementioned Hill situation, Mahomes is a little closer to the pack than some might realize. Quarterback is far too deep a fantasy position to warrant investing a high pick, so the fifth round seems appropriate ... Freeman could be a major steal at this point. With Tevin Coleman gone, Freeman has a chance to once again be the unchallenged alpha dog in the Falcons' backfield while ceding a handful of touches to Ito Smith ... Howard getting scooped up here was the first of many tight ends I'd regretfully miss out on.

Round 6

Pick Player Owner
51 Tevin Coleman (RB27) Wilkins
52 Allen Robinson (WR20) McClymont
53 Lamar Miller (WR28) Rohaly
54 Chris Godwin (WR21) Bottero
55 Alshon Jeffery (WR22) Holroyd
56 Miles Sanders (RB29) Boone
57 Cooper Kupp (WR23) Levine
58 Sammy Watkins (WR24) Alessandrini
59 Calvin Ridley (WR25) Browne
60 D.J. Moore (WR26) Woods

Round 6: No one wants to draft Miller, but after the Texans chose not to address the position in free agency or the draft, he continues to be a potential fantasy RB2 in a very potent offense ... Watkins will force fantasy owners into a tough decision. He offers league-winning upside if Hill is suspended or released, but comes with a troubling injury history that's held his career back. In the sixth round, he's well worth the risk ... Moore was one of my breakout candidates for 2019 and is an ideal upside pick in this range.

Round 7

Pick Player Owner
61 N'Keal Harry (WR27) Woods
62 Andrew Luck (QB2) Browne
63 Kenyan Drake (RB30) Alessandrini
64 Mike Williams (WR28) Levine
65 Robby Anderson (WR29) Boone
66 Deshaun Watson (QB3) Holroyd
67 Hunter Henry (TE5) Bottero
68 Jerick McKinnon (RB31) Rohaly
69 Rashaad Penny (RB32) McClymont
70 Evan Engram (TE6) Wilkins

Round 7: Patriots first-round rookie wideout Harry is an intriguing talent on a team that desperately needs help in the receiving corps. Even so, it's a bold call to take him over receivers we've already seen produce at the next level like Williams and Anderson, who go a few picks later ... Drake is an outstanding value here. If he's unleashed by the new coaching staff in Miami, Drake could improve on his RB2 numbers from a year ago ... With Henry and Engram finding homes this round, the crop of impact fantasy tight ends is drying up.

Round 8

Pick Player Owner
71 Latavius Murray (RB33) Wilkins
72 Aaron Rodgers (QB4) McClymont
73 Baker Mayfield (QB5) Rohaly
74 Tyler Boyd (WR30) Bottero
75 Tarik Cohen (RB34) Holroyd
76 Dante Pettis (WR31) Boone
77 Corey Davis (WR32) Levine
78 Golden Tate (WR33) Alessandrini
79 Courtland Sutton (WR34) Browne
80 Christian Kirk (WR35) Woods

Round 8: Even as someone who normally waits on quarterbacks, Rodgers and Mayfield in the eighth would have been hard to pass up ... Cohen is a dynamic weapon in Matt Nagy's offense, but the arrival of Montgomery as a potential three-down option and Davis as an overqualified backup crowds the Bears' backfield and could threaten Cohen's volume ... Pettis was another name on my breakout list and settles in as a high-ceiling fourth receiver on my roster.

Round 9

Pick Player Owner
81 Will Fuller (WR36) Woods
82 Tyreek Hill (WR37) Browne
83 Jared Cook (TE7) Alessandrini
84 James White (RB35) Levine
85 Carson Wentz (QB6) Boone
86 David Njoku (TE8) Holroyd
87 Marvin Jones (WR38) Bottero
88 Robert Foster (WR39) Rohaly
89 Jordan Howard (RB36) McClymont
90 Royce Freeman (RB37) Wilkins

Round 9: Until we get a decision from the league on Hill, I've kept him out of my re-draft rankings. Someone will be open to drafting him in the later rounds, but it won't be me ... My tight end gambit backfires as I come two picks short of getting Cook. While there are still tight ends left that I'm interested in, my confidence level drops after the top seven ... With only a few rounds left, I decided to reach a bit on Wentz to lock up my favorite fantasy quarterback outside the top five. Wentz is surrounded by talent and expected to enter the season fully healthy for the first time since 2017.

Round 10

Pick Player Owner
91 Peyton Barber (RB38) Wilkins
92 Curtis Samuel (WR40) McClymont
93 LeSean McCoy (RB39) Rohaly
94 Sterling Shepard (WR41) Bottero
95 John Brown (WR42) Holroyd
96 Geronimo Allison (WR43) Boone
97 Russell Wilson (QB7) Levine
98 Jarvis Landry (WR44) Alessandrini
99 Vance McDonald (TE9) Browne
100 Drew Brees (QB8) Woods

Round 10: Upside should be your main focus in the late rounds ... Barber was one of the biggest winners during the NFL draft. The Bucs didn't select a replacement, leaving him to battle it out with 2018 bust Ronald Jones. Barber may lack elite skills, but he's a volume-dependent back who's about to get a huge opportunity ... This round was littered with WR value. Samuel, Brown, and Allison will be on a lot of my teams this year, while Landry and Shepard are great investments this deep in the draft.

Round 11

Pick Player Owner
101 Eric Ebron (TE10) Woods
102 Kareem Hunt (RB40) Browne
103 D.K. Metcalf (WR45) Alessandrini
104 Dede Westbrook (WR46) Levine
105 Justice Hill (RB41) Boone
106 Austin Ekeler (RB42) Holroyd
107 Cam Newton (QB9) Bottero
108 Keke Coutee (WR47) Rohaly
109 Mecole Hardman (WR48) McClymont
110 Anthony Miller (WR49) Wilkins

Round 11: Team Woods, which was set at tight end with Kelce, couldn't pass up the value of Ebron in the 11th, robbing me of a late-round steal at a position of need. Fortunately, this is a 10-team league and many options will be available early in the year on the waiver wire. The takeaway to remember is the bigger the league, the more aggressive you should be in securing a quality tight end earlier in the draft ... Metcalf and Hardman carry big-play upside but could struggle with consistency in their rookie seasons. They're perfect additions to your fantasy bench where you can control their rights while monitoring their early-season performances.

Round 12

Pick Player Owner
111 Kyler Murray (QB10) Wilkins
112 Jaylen Samuels (RB43) McClymont
113 Nyheim Hines (RB44) Rohaly
114 Jamaal Williams (RB45) Bottero
115 Kenny Stills (WR50) Holroyd
116 Trey Burton (TE11) Boone
117 Darrell Henderson (RB46) Levine
118 Dion Lewis (RB47) Alessandrini
119 Carlos Hyde (RB48) Browne
120 Lamar Jackson (QB11) Woods

Round 12: Murray as the 10th quarterback might shock a few owners, but his rushing ability gives him a chance to be an immediate fantasy starter. And as I mentioned regarding tight ends, a 10-team league will have plenty of options on the waiver wire, especially at quarterback ... Take note of the running backs selected in this round. Samuels, Williams, Henderson, Lewis, and Hyde will lead you to a fantasy title if the starter gets injured on their teams ... Burton will enter the season with a very weak hold on the starting spot in my lineup. I'll be watching to see if veterans like Delanie Walker and Jordan Reed are healthy; if Austin Hooper, Chris Herndon, or Mark Andrews can build on their recent success; and if rookies T.J. Hockenson or Noah Fant can assert themselves in Year 1.

Fantasy: 10-team mock draft with analysis after every round
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