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Blitz Mock 10th Overall Pick Strategy: 12-team, 0.5 PPR

Updated: Jul 29, 2019

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Written By: George Haraktsis

We are inching ever closer to the start of the fantasy football season! Blitzalytics is here to give our insight on how you can strategize for your fantasy football drafts later this summer. This week I’m drafting from pick #10 in our 0.5 PPR format. In addition to 0.5 PPR, Blitz will be releasing mocks from all sorts of league types, including 2QB, Standard, Dynasty, and Auction. These mocks are done using Fantasy Pros’ Mock Draft Wizard, and the roster settings for today’s mock are as follows: 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE, 1Flex (RB/WR/TE), D/ST (team defense), and K, with 0.5 PPR. Make sure to be on the lookout for more mocks in the lead up to the start of the fantasy football season!

Final Roster:

QB: Carson Wentz (PHI)

RB: Melvin Gordon (LAC)

RB: Mark Ingram (BAL)

WR: Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE)

WR: Stefon Diggs (MIN)

WR: Kenny Golladay (DET)

TE: Jack Doyle (IND)

FLX: Tarik Cohen (CHI)

DST: Cleveland Browns

K: Harrison Butker (KC)


RB: Tevin Coleman (SF)

WR: Golden Tate (NYG)

RB: LeSean McCoy (BUF)

RB: Austin Ekler (LAC)

WR: John Brown (BUF)

WR: Adam Humphries (TEN)

Overview: When it comes to .5 PPR draft strategies, I think I've got it down to a science.

Since a single catch is so valuable, stacking up on WR's is an absolute must. You need to take shots on guys early and often to make a real difference in your leagues. That's why I think I nailed my first three picks at Wide Receiver. Odell has the chance to be this year's number one wide receiver with his propensity to rack up tons of yards, touchdowns, and catches. Stefon Diggs was finally able to crack the 100 catch and 1,000 yard mark for the first time in his career. He could put up similar or even better numbers this year with another year of Kirk Cousins. As for Golladay, he is certainly a risk but he is entering his third year, Golden Tate is gone, and he is being given the keys to car as the number one WR. In a pass happy offense, I'm willing to take the risk. The rest of my guys are balanced out with high volume guys receivers like Tate, and Humphries, who were signed to see targets and John Brown who is a deep threat with a guy like Josh Allen throwing to him.

Since starting-caliber running backs are few and far between (and since this is a 0.5 PPR and not a pure PPR one), it was extremely necessary to land work horses at the top and fill out the rest with high-upside guys and pass catching threats. Melvin Gordon is still one of the few true bell-cows left in the league. He catches the ball, and will remain the focal point of the Chargers offense. Yes he is holding out, but by taking Ekler late I eliminated the giant risk of that effecting my team. He is a fantastic foundation to build upon. Ingram might be my second best steal of the draft. Alex Collins recently suffered a broken leg, leaving the door wide open for Ingram to be the lead back. This team loves to run the ball and Ingram will certainly get his share of goal line carries. No to mention, he'll get a lot of catches when Lamar Jackson is constantly checking down. The duo of Tevin Coleman and Tarik Cohen were fantastic picks as well. If Montgomery cannot acclimate quick enough the team will lean on Cohen more. If not, Cohen is essentially a wide receiver in that offense, and will see a ton of balls his way anyways. Coleman on the other hand has a few more question marks surrounding him. He is battling three other running backs for the top spot, but definitely has the edge. He has experience in Kyle Shanahan's offense, can catch the ball, and just signed a deal with the team. He could turn out the be a steal this late. As for LeSean McCoy, I honestly don't see much of a contribution to my team after his output last season, but I can't pass on a team's number one back in the 9th round. McCoy could easily flame out, but if he is even 75% of what he was two years ago, this will be a solid pick with his mix of running and pass catching skills.

I loooooove the depth of Quarterbacks this year. I was able to snag an MVP candidate in the 11th round by the name of Carson Wentz. He is surrounded by the best supporting cast he has had in his career. In 2018, he posted career-best marks in completion rate (69.6%), yards per attempt (7.5) and passing yards per game (279.5). This is my biggest steal of the draft, and could turn out to be a 2018 Andrew Luck type of pick this year. If the Eagles have better injury luck across the offensive line and can combine the team’s most complete and explosive crop of receivers in years, Wentz should be in a position to thrive! As for my TE, many wont be thrilled with this one and think that I waited too long and ended up with Jack Doyle. This really isn't that big of a deal because Doyle actually outsnaps Ebron when he's on the field, and is the clear cut TE one. I'm not chasing Ebron's touchdown. Doyle could end up as a top 10 TE and I would not be surprised, Luck loves him. Even if he does get injured or flames out, he was such a late pick it doesn't matter.

Very briefly, for defense and kicker strategy, wait until the last two-three rounds. The value simply isn’t there to get them any earlier, and to take them earlier would take away from the opportunity to draft at positions of much greater need. I snagged the Browns because I like what they've done this offseason and they're schedule to start is awesome. As for Butker, he's on the same team as Patrick Mahomes. That's a no brainer.

Overall, I am pleased with how my draft turned out. I love my upside and depth at starting wide receivers, I managed to draft a foundational running back at 10 and paired him with a very solid number two back to go along with solid upside on my bench, an under-appreciated but solid TE, the best fantasy quarterback in terms of value in this year's draft, a dependable and high upside defense, and depth at both the wide receiver and running back positions. Look out for Blitzalytics’ upcoming drafts in standard and PPR formats, as the strategies for these leagues differ from 0.5 PPR.

Round 1:

1. Saquon Barkley RB - NYG

2. Christian Mccaffrey RB - CAR

3. Ezekiel Elliott RB - DAL

4. Alvin Kamara RB - NO

5. David Johnson RB - ARI

6. Todd Gurley RB - LAR

7. Le'veon Bell RB - NYJ

8. Deandre Hopkins WR - HOU

9. Davante Adams WR - GB

10. Melvin Gordon RB - LAC

11. James Conner RB - PIT

12. Nick Chubb RB - CLE

Round 2:

13. Damien Williams RB - KC

14. Dalvin Cook RB - MIN

15. Odell Beckham WR - CLE

16. Julio Jones WR - ATL

17. Joe Mixon RB - CIN

18. Michael Thomas WR - NO

19. Travis Kelce TE - KC

20. Juju Smith-schuster WR - PIT

21. George Kittle TE - SF

22. Mike Evans WR - TB

23. Antonio Brown WR - OAK

24. Patrick Mahomes QB - KC

Round 3:

25. T.y. Hilton WR - IND

26. Keenan Allen WR - LAC

27. Adam Thielen WR - MIN

28. Derrick Henry RB - TEN

29. Aaron Jones RB - GB

30. A.j. Green WR - CIN

31. Zach Ertz TE - PHI

32. Amari Cooper WR - DAL

33. Leonard Fournette RB - JAC

34. Stefon Diggs WR - MIN

35. Kerryon Johnson RB - DET

36. Marlon Mack RB - IND

Round 4:

37. Julian Edelman WR - NE

38. Robert Woods WR - LAR

39. Kenny Golladay WR - DET

40. Devonta Freeman RB - ATL

41. Brandin CooksWR - LAR

42. Deshaun Watson QB - HOU

43. Josh Jacobs RB - OAK

44. Tyreek Hill WR - KC

45. Chris Godwin WR - TB

46. Sony Michel RB - NE

47. Tyler Lockett WR - SEA

48. Phillip Lindsay RB - DEN

Round 5:

49. Cooper Kupp WR - LAR

50. David Montgomery RB - CHI

51. Andrew Luck QB - IND

52. Mike Williams WR - LAC

53. Calvin Ridley WR - ATL

54. Allen Robinson WR - CHI

55. Jarvis Landry WR - CLE

56. D.j. Moore WR - CAR

57. Alshon Jeffery WR - PHI

58. Mark Ingram RB - BAL

59. Sammy Watkins WR - KC

60. Robby Anderson WR - NYJ

Round 6:

61. O.j. Howard TE - TB

62. Evan Engram TE - NYG

63. Tarik Cohen RB - CHI

64. Kenyan Drake RB - MIA

65. James White RB - NE

66. Chris Carson RB - SEA

67. Corey Davis WR - TEN

68. Aaron Rodgers QB - GB

69. Russell Wilson QB - SEA

70. Tyler Boyd WR - CIN

71. Hunter Henry TE - LAC

72. Will Fuller WR - HOU

Round 7:

73. Christian Kirk WR - ARI

74. Lamar Miller RB - HOU

75. Derrius Guice RB - WAS

76. Sterling Shepard WR - NYG

77. Dante Pettis WR - SF

78. Marvin Jones WR - DET

79. Courtland Sutton WR - DEN

80. Jared Cook TE - NO

81. Eric Ebron TE - IND

82. Tevin Coleman RB - SF

83. Dede Westbrook WR - JAC

84. Baker Mayfield QB - CLE

Round 8:

85. Keke Coutee WR - HOU

86. Matt Ryan QB - ATL

87. Golden Tate WR - NYG

88. Latavius Murray RB - NO

89. Cam Newton QB - CAR

90. Jordan Howard RB - PHI

91. Ronald Jones RB - TB

92. Geronimo Allison WR - GB

93. Miles Sanders RB - PHI

94. N'keal Harry WR - NE

95. Drew Brees QB - NO

96. Larry Fitzgerald WR - ARI

Round 9:

97. Rashaad Penny RB - SEA

98. Curtis Samuel WR - CAR

99. Mecole Hardman WR - KC

100. Anthony Miller WR - CHI

101. D.K. Metcalf WR - SEA

102. Adrian Peterson RB - WAS

103. Chicago Bears DST - CHI

104. Royce Freeman RB - DEN

105. Desean Jackson WR - PHI

106. Lesean Mccoy RB - BUF

107. James Washington WR - PIT

108. Marquez Valdes-scantling WR - GB

Round 10:

109. Devin Funchess WR - IND

110. Emmanuel Sanders WR - DEN

111. Austin Ekeler RB - LAC

112. Jerick Mckinnon RB - SF

113. Darrell Henderson RB - LAR

114. Kenny Stills WR - MIA

115. Jameis Winston QB - TB

116. Donte Moncrief WR - PIT

117. Parris Campbell WR - IND

118. Kareem Hunt RB - CLE

119. Dion Lewis RB - TEN

120. Carlos Hyde RB - KC

Round 11:

121. David Njoku TE - CLE

122. Daesean Hamilton WR - DEN

123. Tyrell Williams WR - OAK

124. Matt Breida RB - SF

125. D'onta Foreman RB - HOU

126. Michael Gallup WR - DAL

127. Mike Davis RB - CHI

128. Nyheim Hines RB - IND

129. Vance Mcdonald TE - PIT

130. Carson Wentz QB - PHI

131. Kalen Ballage RB - MIA

132. Damien Harris RB - NE

Round 12:

133. Los Angeles Rams DST - LAR

134. Jared Goff QB - LAR

135. John Brown WR - BUF

136. Robert Foster WR - BUF

137. Austin Hooper TE - ATL

138. Nelson Agholor WR - PHI

139. Ben Roethlisberger QB - PIT

140. Tre'quan Smith WR - NO

141. Jacksonville Jaguars DST - JAC

142. Peyton Barber RB - TB

143. Philip Rivers QB - LAC

144. Delanie Walker TE - TEN

Round 13:

145. Baltimore Ravens DST - BAL

146. Ito Smith RB - ATL

147. Jimmy Graham TE - GB

148. Marquise Goodwin WR - SF

149. Trey Burton TE - CHI

150. Rex Burkhead RB - NE

151. Duke Johnson RB - CLE

152. Lamar Jackson QB - BAL

153. Minnesota Vikings DST - MIN

154. Jack Doyle TE - IND

155. Jamison Crowder WR - NYJ

156. Devante Parker WR - MIA

Round 14:

157. Jaylen Samuels RB - PIT

158. C.J. Anderson RB - DET

159. Cleveland Browns DST - CLE

160. Dak Prescott QB - DAL

161. Albert Wilson WR - MIA

162. Randall Cobb WR - DAL

163. David Moore WR - SEA

164. Devin Singletary RB - BUF

165. Jamaal Williams RB - GB

166. Kyle Rudolph TE - MIN

167. Greg Olsen TE - CAR

168. Justice Hill RB - BAL

Round 15:

169. Marquise Brown WR - BAL

170. Los angeles Chargers DST - LAC

171. Houston Texans DST - HOU

172. Jimmy Garoppolo QB - SF

173. Denver Broncos DST - DEN

174. Dallas Cowboys DST - DAL

175. Kyler Murray QB - ARI

176. New Orleans Saints DST - NO

177. Mitch Trubisky QB - CHI

178. Adam Humphries WR - TEN

179. New England Patriots DST - NE

180. Mark Andrews TE - BAL

Round 16:

181. Greg Zuerlein K - LAR

182. Justin Tucker K - BAL

183. Harrison Butker K - KC

184. Stephen Gostkowski K - NE

185. Wil Lutz K - NO Edit

186. Ka'imi Fairbairn K - HOU

187. Mason Crosby K - GB

188. Adam Vinatieri K - IND

189. Matt Prater K - DET

190. Giorgio Tavecchio K - ATL

191. Jake Elliott K - PHI

192. Robbie Gould K - SF

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