This was the first mock draft I participated in over at fantasy football calculator on August 21st, 2012. Overall I usually like to target a TE in the 7th round or so, but with the number of TE that will be fantasy relevant this year, I decided to hold off and keep targeting the WR/RB that could have breakout seasons.
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This draft used standard ESPN and Yahoo scoring.
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I had the 7th pick in this mock, here is what my final roster would look like going into the season.
QB – Matt Stafford (DET)
WR – Wes Welker (NE)
WR – Greg Little (CLE)
WR – Robert Meachem (SD)
RB – Matt Forte (CHI)
RB – Frank Gore (SF)
TE – Kyle Rudolph (MIN)
FLEX – Toby Gerhart (MIN)
K – Garrett Hartley (NO)
DEF – New York Jets
BENCH – Reggie Bush (RB)
BENCH – Roy Helu (RB)
BENCH – Eric Decker (WR)
BENCH – James Starks (RB)
BENCH – Montario Hardesty (RB)
A few notes about this draft
- I have listed Gerhart as the starter for week 1, as he would be the primary RB for the Vikings while Adrian Peterson works his way back to full health.
- I loaded up on backup RB as I normally do, and even a few questionable starters like Bush, Helu, and Starks who could pay dividends a week or two into the season.
- Greg Little and Eric Decker, two of my favorite sleeper picks at WR, are interchangeable as my WR3 depending on matchups
- There is so much depth at TE this year, I was able to wait until the 13th round to get my starting TE in Kyle Rudolph. Another favorite sleeper pick in mock drafts this preseason.
- As I keep telling everyone don’t reach for a DEF in the 9th round, just because everyone else is doing it. DEF is a crapshoot, if I let you guess who the highest scoring defense was in 2010 it would take you a while to get there. The Patriots led the way in fantasy football scoring defense in 2010. 2011 was the 49ers. 2012? Your guess is as good as mine as a lot of points are accumulated on pick 6′s, and that statistic is largely dependant on the opposing QB.
That is it for today’s mock draft, there will be a PPR Mock following shortly that will be available from the fantasy football mock draft drop down menu at the top of the site.