Look, I realize that it’s January and the NFL season isn’t even over yet. However, if you are anything like me, you had started to think about the 2019 fantasy football season as this season was over (possibly sooner). Given all of that, I grabbed a few of my friends to help simulate most “non-expert league” drafts.
- Each drafter picked for 3 teams
- The starting lineups are as follows: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, TE, FLEX, FLEX, FLEX
- Each team took a total of 20 players
- No Kicker or Defense
- 6 points per passing touchdown
- The rest of the rules follow ESPN standard scoring
|Mock 2019||Pick 1||Pick 2||Pick 3||Pick 4||Pick 5||Pick 6||Pick 7||Pick 8||Pick 9||Pick 10||Pick 11||Pick 12|
|Round 1||1.1 Saquon Barkley||1.2 Todd Gurley||1.3 Ezekiel Elliott||1.4 Patrick Mahomes||1.5 Christian McCaffrey||1.6 Alvin Kamara||1.7 DeAndre Hopkins||1.8 DeVante Adams||1.9 Michael Thomas||1.10 Odell Beckham Jr.||1.11 Melvin Gordon||1.12 Nick Chubb|
|Round 2||2.1 Juju Smith-Schuster||2.2 Tyreek Hill||2.3 Andrew Luck||2.4 Derrius Guice||2.5 Mike Evans||2.6 Julio Jones||2.7 Antonio Brown||2.8 James Conner||2.9 Joe Mixon||2.10 David Johnson||2.11 Dalvin Cook||2.12 Amari Cooper|
|Round 3||3.1 Aaron Jones||3.2 Keenan Allen||3.3 Stefon Diggs||3.4 LeVeon Bell||3.5 Robert Woods||3.6 Aaron Rodgers||3.7 Kerryon Johnson||3.8 Sony Michel||3.9 Travis Kelce||3.10 Leonard Fournette||3.11 George Kittle||3.12 Zach Ertz|
|Round 4||4.1 Adam Thielen||4.2 Brandin Cooks||4.3 Aj Green||4.4 Tarik Cohen||4.5 Marlon Mack||4.6 Phillip Lindsay||4.7 Oj Howard||4.8 Allen Robinson||4.9 Kenny Golladay||4.10 DeShaun Watson||4.11 Cooper Kupp||4.12 TY Hilton|
|Round 5||5.1 Cam Newton||5.2 Jared Goff||5.3 Dj Moore||5.4 Corey Davis||5.5 Baker Mayfield||5.6 Devonta Freeman||5.7 Derrick Henry||5.8 Kareem Hunt||5.9 Doug Baldwin||5.10 Rashaad Penny||5.11 Calvin Ridley||5.12 Tevin Coleman|
|Round 6||6.1 Jarvis Landry||6.2 Chris Carson||6.3 Eric Ebron||6.4 Russell Wilson||6.5 Hunter Henry||6.6 Royce Freeman||6.7 Courtland Sutton||6.8 Evan Ingram||6.9 Chris Godwin||6.10 Jordan Howard||6.11 Alshon Jeffery||6.12 Mike Williams|
|Round 7||7.1 Trey Burton||7.2 Kenyan Drake||7.3 Christian Kirk||7.4 Damien Williams||7.5 Will Fuller||7.6 Jerrick McKinnon||7.7 Tyler Boyd||7.8 Dante Pettis||7.9 Dion Lewis||7.10 Marvin Jones||7.11 Mark Ingram||7.12 James White|
|Round 8||8.1 Matt Breida||8.2 Carson Wentz||8.3 David Njoku||8.4 Anthony Miller||8.5 James Washington||8.6 Tyler Lockett||8.7 Lamar Miller||8.8 Jay Ajayi||8.9 Rob Gronkowski||8.10 Sterling Shepard||8.11 Michael Gallup||8.12 LeSean McCoy|
|Round 9||9.1 Devin Funchess||9.2 Marquez Valdez-Scantling||9.3 Gus Edwards||9.4 Dallas Goedert||9.5 DaeSean Hamilton||9.6 Quincey Enunwa||9.7 Ian Thomas||9.8 Ronald Jones||9.9 Zay Jones||9.10 Keke Coutee||9.11 Duke Johnson||9.12 Jameis Winston|
|Round 10||10.1 Curtis Samuel||10.2 Austin Ekler||10.3 TJ Yeldon||10.4 Mitch Trubisky||10.5 Jimmy Garoppolo||10.6 Elijah McGuire||10.7 Dede Westbrook||10.8 Lamar Jackson||10.9 Sammy Watkins||10.10 Antonio Callaway||10.11 Drew Brees||10.12 Josh Rosen|
- Round 1
Favorite Pick: I have to go with DeAndre Hopkins. I think 7th overall seems really low for Nuk. I personally have him as a top 3 pick in a dynasty league, so this seems like a great value.
Least Favorite Pick: I know many people might say Mahomes here, but I have gone on record with my love for Mahomes (see previous articles). Instead, I’ll go with Nick Chubb. I think that Melvin Gordon and OBJ were the end of the top RB tier and top WR tier, so I kind of got stuck at the beginning of the tier 2 players.
- Round 2
Favorite Pick: Joe Mixon is a guy that could sneak into the end of round 1 at the season’s start. He clearly has the job and it looks like they will have to feed him frequently due to the passing struggles at times for Andy Dalton.
Least Favorite Pick I love Guice, but this seems really high. I think he could sneak into the end of round 2 if everything goes perfectly during the offseason and the OTA’s, but in most leagues he will likely be a round 3 or 4 pick.
- Round 3
Favorite Pick: Keenan Allen is a guy that often goes under the radar. He consistently plays like a top 12 guy and is younger than most (including me) realize, being only 27 years old at the start of next season.
Least Favorite Pick: Robert Woods seems like a reach. I think this season was his ceiling because he is arguably the 3rd best receiver on his own team going forward. He also never had a season over 800 yards in his 6 year career before his 1,219 this year.
- Round 4
Favorite Pick: I think I have to pick TY Hilton. For the time being, he is the only consistent player at the position for Andrew Luck and will be a low end WR1 or high end WR2 for the next 3-4 seasons.
Least Favorite Pick: The choice for me is Marlon Mack. I am very high on the guy and this could end up paying off, but the injury risk and the potential LeVeon Bell signing makes this pick tougher to swallow.
- Round 5
Favorite Pick: I wouldn’t consider myself a Corey Davis truther, and in fact I have actually been a hater of his at times. However, I do think his upside is crazy high here. To get a player that could be a true WR1 in the 5th is crazy value.
Least Favorite Pick: Doug Baldwin will be 31 for most of next season and has been very inconsistent the past couple of years. I would much rather have Landry, Godwin, Boyd, Mike Williams etc. ***NOTE*** Cam Newton was taken in this round before the news of his worrisome 2019 came out.
- Round 6
Favorite Pick: Evan Engram has everything needed to be a stud. Grabbing him in the 6th round is a great upside pick.
Least Favorite Pick: I’d have to say that Eric Ebron is probably my least favorite pick here. It’s not that I think the 6th round is too early, but it is more that he was taken before Evan Engram, Hunter Henry and David Njoku. We will see if Ebron was a 1-year wonder or if he stays as the top TE for Andrew Luck.
- Round 7
Favorite Pick: After the first four rounds, you have almost no chance to find a top 10 running back. Damien Williams is the exception and he was taken in round 7!!! I get that there is risk and there’s a very real chance that he loses his job; but assuming what he showed the past few weeks is the real deal, this guy would be a league winner for this team.
Least Favorite Pick: Trey Burton is a fine TE. My issue with him is 2-fold. 1) I expect Adam Shaheen to cut into his target share. 2) I think he is around TE10 –TE15 for most people so I would rather wait another 3-4 rounds and nab a TE there.
- Round 8
Favorite Pick: I’m not going to belabor the Evan Engram point from above but the same applies here to David Njoku, only it’s in round 8.
Least Favorite Pick: Rob Gronkowski is probably done. This is a case of seeing a big name still on the board and getting too excited.
- Round 9
Favorite Pick: Jameis Winston has a chance to go off this year under Arians. He is a super high upside play with a cheap price tag.
Least Favorite Pick: Duke Johnson is a guy that isn’t going to kill you, but I just never see a scenario that you’d ever play him in your line up unless you’re crazy desperate. Even in the event of a Chubb injury, I am not sure they would give him more than 8-10 carries.
- Round 10
Favorite Pick: In a world where touches are king, TJ Yeldon has a chance as a free agent to sign somewhere, where he could be the lead guy in a committee.
Least Favorite Pick: I’m just not sure what Dede Westbrook has to offer in Jacksonville right now. He is a talented player, but I expect the passing game to be bad for a while.
I have listed below the rest of the final results for each team. Let me know which teams you like the most and which ones you’re not convinced of overall. Also, remember that this is just an early reference point and we don’t even have the 2019 rookies to look at yet. Happy Drafting!!!
Final Roster Mock Draft.xlsx
|Easterday 1||Hunka 1||Chevin 1||Garret 1||Easterday 2||Hunka 2||Chevin 2||Garret 2||Easterday 3||Hunka 3||Chevin 3||Garret 3|
|QB Cam Newton||QB Jared Goff||QB Deshaun Watson||QB Patrick Mahomes||QB Baker Mayfield||QB Aaron Rogers||QB Matt Ryan||QB Jimmy Garoppolo||QB Russell Wilson||QB Andrew Luck||QB Carson Wentz||QB Jameis Winston|
|RB Saquon Barkley||RB Todd Gurley||RB Ezekiel Elliott||RB Joe Mixon||RB Christian McCaffrey||RB Alvin Kamara||RB Kerryon Johnson||RB Sony Michel||RB Derrius Guice||RB Leonard Fournette||RB Melvin Gordon||RB Nick Chubb|
|RB Aaron Jones||RB Dalvin Cook||RB David Johnson||RB LeVeon Bell||RB James Conner||RB Devonta Freeman||RB Phillip Lindsay||RB Marlon Mack||RB Tarik Cohen||RB Rashaad Penny||RB Chris Carson||RB Tevin Coleman|
|WR Amari Cooper||WR Keenan Allen||WR Stefan Diggs||WR Kenny Golladay||WR Robert Woods||WR Antonio Brown||WR Deandre Hopkins||WR DeVante Adams||WR Michael Thomas||WR Odell Beckham Jr.||WR Tyreek Hill||WR Juju Smith-Schuster|
|WR T.Y. Hilton||WR Cooper Kupp||WR D.j Moore||WR Corey Davis||WR Allen Robinson||WR Courtland Sutton||WR Julio Jones||WR Mike Evans||WR Doug Baldwin||WR AJ Green||WR Brandin Cooks||WR Adam Thielen|
|TE Trey Burton||TE Kyle Rudolph||TE Austin Hooper||TE Rob Gronkowski||TE Evan Engram||TE OJ Howard||TE Ian Thomas||TE Hunter Henry||TE Travis Kelce||TE Eric Ebron||TE George Kittle||TE Zach Ertz|
|FLEX Mike Williams||FLEX Alshon Jeffrey||FLEX Jordan Howard||FLEX Chris Godwin||FLEX Will Fuller||FLEX Jerrick McKinnon||FLEX Derrick Henry||FLEX Kareem Hunt||FLEX Dion Lewis||FLEX Marvin Jones||FLEX Calvin Ridley||FLEX Jarvis Landry|
|FLEX LeSean McCoy||FLEX Kenyan Drake||FLEX Christian Kirk||FLEX Damien Williams||FLEX Jay Ajayi||FLEX Lamar Miller||FLEX Royce Freeman||FLEX Dante Pettis||FLEX Anthony Miller||FLEX David Njoku||FLEX Mark Ingram||FLEX James White|
|FLEX Devin Funchess||FLEX Michael Gallup||FLEX Sterling Shepard||FLEX Sammy Watkins||FLEX DaeSean Hamilton||FLEX Quincy Enunwa||FLEX Tyler Boyd||FLEX James Washington||FLEX Zay Jones||FLEX Keke Coutee||FLEX Duke Johnson||FLEX Matt Breida|
|BN Josh Rosen||BN M. Valdes-Scantling||BN Gus Edwards||BN Dallas Goedert||BN Lamar Jackson||BN Dede Westbrook||BN Tyler Lockett||BN Ronald Jones||BN Mitch Trubisky||BN TJ Yeldon||BN Austin Ekeler||BN Curtis Smauel|
|BN Mike Gesicki||BN Drew Brees||BN Antonio Callaway||BN Spencer Ware||BN Tre'Quan Smith||BN Jamison Crowder||BN Elijah McGuire||BN Josh Adams||BN Kalen Ballage||BN Julian Edelman||BN Golden Tate||BN Randell Cobb|
|BN Nelson Agholor||BN Tyrell Williams||BN Jonnu Smith||BN Carlos Hyde||BN Hayden Hurst||BN John Brown||BN Jamaal Williams||BN Wendell Smallwood||BN Emmanuel Sanders||BN Devante Parker||BN Marquise Goodwin||BN Robbie Anderson|
|BN Chris Thompson||BN Nyheim Hines||BN D’onta Foreman||BN John Ross||BN Alex Collins||BN Josh Reynolds||BN Robert Foster||BN Rashard Higgins||BN Jack Doyle||BN CJ Anderson||BN Peyton Barber||BN Jaylen Samuels|
|BN D.J. Chark||BN Keelan Cole||BN Chase Edmonds||BN Equanimeous St. Brown||BN Kenneth Dixon||BN Kenny Stills||BN Chris Herndon||BN Geronimo Allison||BN Ito Smith||BN Philip Rivers||BN Kirk Cousins||BN Josh Allen|
|BN John Kelly||BN Isaiah Crowell||BN Deon Cain||BN Trey Quinn||BN Rex Burkhead||BN Dak Prescott||BN Adam Humphries||BN Ben Roethlisberger||BN Giovani Bernard||BN Michael Crabtree||BN Taylor Gabriel||BN David Moore|
|BN Demaryius Thomas||BN Taywan Taylor||BN Tom Brady||BN Sam Darnold||BN Josh Doctson||BN Jimmy Graham||BN Matthew Stafford||BN Rod Smith||BN Marqise Lee||BN Jordan Reed||BN Latavius Murray||BN Chris Warren|
|BN Donte Moncrief||BN Jared Cook||BN Josh Gordon||BN Malcom Brown||BN Jalen Richard||BN Theo Riddick||BN Mohammed Sanu||BN Vance McDonald||BN Jordan Wilkins||BN Cole Beasley||BN Mark Andrews||BN Willie Snead|
|BN Kelvin Benjamin||BN Paul Richardson||BN Adrian Peterson||BN Jeff Wilson||BN Doug Martin||BN Chris Hogan||BN Mike Davis||BN Mark Walton||BN Keith Kirkwood||BN Cameron Meredith||BN DeSean Jackson||BN Wayne Gallman|
|BN Corey Clement||BN Laquon Treadwell||BN Teddy Bridgewater||BN Boston Scott||BN Delanie Walker||BN Allen Hurns||BN J’Mon Moore||BN Chester Rodgers||BN Greg Olsen||BN Derek Carr||BN Jordy Nelson||BN Chris Conley|
|BN Nick Foles||BN Dez Bryant||BN Adam Shaheen||BN Ryan Switzer||BN Breshad Perriman||BN Rishard Mathews||BN Javon Wims||BN Ryan Grant||BN Marcus Mariota||BN Cameron Brate||BN Larry Fitzgerald||BN Phillip Dorsett|