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


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Written by Cody Manning, @CodyTalksNFL


It’s Mock Draft Monday for the fantasy football community!!! I am taking the last mock draft heading into drafts over the next few weeks. This week I’m drafting from pick #12 in a 0.5 PPR format. The 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. Let’s see the results!


Final Roster:


QB: Andrew Luck (IND)

RB: Joe Mixon (CIN)

RB: Marlon Mack (IND)

WR: Julio Jones (ATL)

WR: Stefon Diggs (MIN)

WR: Curtis Samuel (CAR)

TE: O.J. Howard (TB)

FLX: Rashaad Penny (SEA)

DST: Dallas Cowboys

K: Greg Zuerlein (LAR)


Bench:


RB: Ronald Jones II (TB)

RB: LeSean McCoy (BUF)

WR: John Brown (BUF)

RB: Adrian Peterson (WAS)

WR: Quincy Enunwa (NYJ)

WR: Adam Humphries (TEN)


Overview


Strengths: Even though I went against my strategy of using one of my higher-round picks by selecting a quarterback and tight end where I did, I felt like it paid off by giving me a solid foundation in my starting lineup. Luck, Mixon, Jones, Diggs, and Howard are players I can say, as long as they’re healthy, I envision them never on the bench barring their bye weeks. Mack and Samuel are guys I believe can live up to their selections and if they do, I just need to figure out who I can count on in my flex.


Weaknesses: I am not overly confident with my depth on this roster. I could be one injury away from having to play the guessing game of who I should play every week. Plus, my bench is filled with too many boom-or-bust players entering this year’s fantasy football season. They all could provide me tremendous value or I can see a scenario where most of them aren’t even on my roster at some point of the season. While I do think Penny can provide some value at flex, I don’t think he can be trusted on at this point. Just too many question marks surrounding my flex through the back part of my bench.


Overall: Barring an injury to the core players I mentioned, this is still a roster that should be able to compete week in and week out. Luck could finish as the QB1 this season, Mixon will at least get an RB1 workload volume, Jones will see plenty of targets, Diggs is a solid WR2 that can put up WR1 numbers, and Howard can finish as a Top 5 tight end while being the TE1 during some weeks throughout the season. If Mack and Samuel can provide value, then I can figure out the flex position, then I like the chances of this roster going on a deep playoff run.


ROUND 1:


1) Saquon Barkley RB - NYG

2) Alvin Kamara RB - NO

3) Christian McCaffrey RB - CAR

4)Travis Kelce TE - KC

5) Ezekiel Elliott RB - DAL

6) David Johnson RB - ARI

7) DeAndre Hopkins WR - HOU

8) Todd Gurley RB - LAR

9) Le'Veon Bell RB - NYJ

10) Davante Adams WR - GB

11) James Conner RB - PIT

12) Julio Jones WR - ATL


ROUND 2:


13) Joe Mixon RB - CIN

14) JuJu Smith-Schuster WR - PIT

15) Michael Thomas WR - NO

16) Keenan Allen WR - LAC

17) Melvin Gordon RB - LAC

18) Odell Beckham Jr. WR - CLE

19) Nick Chubb RB - CLE

20) Mike Evans WR - TB

21) Tyreek Hill WR - KC

22) Dalvin Cook RB - MIN

23) Antonio Brown WR - OAK

24) Patrick Mahomes QB - KC


ROUND 3:


25) George Kittle TE - SF

26) Leonard Fournette RB - JAC

27) Damien Williams RB - KC

28) T.Y. Hilton WR - IND

29) Devonta Freeman RB - ATL

30) Deshaun Watson QB - HOU

31) Zach Ertz TE - PHI

32) A.J. Green WR - CIN

33) Adam Thielen WR - MIN

34) Amari Cooper WR - DAL

35) Kerryon Johnson RB - DET

36) Stefon Diggs WR - MIN


ROUND 4:


37) Marlon Mack RB - IND

38) Tyler Lockett WR - SEA

39) Alshon Jeffrey WR - PHI

40) Robert Woods WR - LAR

41) Aaron Jones RB - GB

42) Derrick Henry RB - TEN

43) Chris Godwin WR - TB

44) Julian Edelman WR - NE

45) Kenny Golladay WR - DET

46) Brandin Cooks WR - LAR

47) Cooper Kupp WR - LAR

48) Josh Jacobs RB - OAK


ROUND 5:


49) Mike Williams WR - LAC

50) Chris Carson RB - SEA

51) Calvin Ridley WR - ATL

52) Mark Ingram RB - BAL

53) D.J. Moore WR - CAR

54) Tyler Boyd WR - CIN

55) Phillip Lindsay RB - DEN

56) Corey Davis WR - TEN

57) Lamar Miller RB - HOU

58) Sony Michel RB - NE

59) Jarvis Landry WR - CLE

60) O.J. Howard TE - TB


ROUND 6:


61) Andrew Luck QB - IND

62) Aaron Rodgers QB - GB

63) David Montgomery RB - CHI

64) Will Fuller WR - HOU

65) Allen Robinson WR - CHI

66) Tarik Cohen RB - CHI

67) Robby Anderson WR - NYJ

68) Baker Mayfield QB - CLE

69) Tevin Coleman RB - SF

70) Evan Engram TE - NYG

71) Sammy Watkins WR - KC

72) Sterling Shepard WR - NYG


ROUND 7:


73) Kenyan Drake RB - MIA

74) Hunter Henry TE - LAC

75) Matt Ryan QB - ATL

76) Christian Kirk WR - ARI

77) Latavius Murray RB - NO

78) James White RB - NE

79) Dante Pettis WR - SF

80) Eric Ebron TE - IND

81) Jared Goff QB - LAR

82) Jared Cook TE - NO

83) Larry Fitzgerald WR - ARI

84) Curtis Samuel WR - CAR


ROUND 8:


85) Rashaad Penny RB - SEA

86) Dede Westbrook WR - JAX

87) Carson Wentz QB - PHI

88) Cortland Sutton WR - DEN

89) Russell Wilson QB - SEA

90) Cam Newton QB - CAR

91) Geronimo Allison WR - GB

92) Marvin Jones WR - DET

93) Kyler Murray QB - ARI

94) N’Keal Harry WR - NE

95) Jameis Winston QB - TB

96) Keke Coutee WR - HOU


ROUND 9:


97) Chicago Bears DST - CHI

98) Anthony Miller WR - CHI

99) Los Angeles Rams DST - LAR

100) Darrell Henderson RB - LAR

101) Miles Sanders RB - PHI

102) Royce Freeman RB - DEN

103) Derrius Guice RB - WAS

104) Golden Tate WR - NYG

105) Austin Ekeler RB - LAC

106) Jordan Howard RB - PHI

107) Desean Jackson WR - PHI

108) Ronald Jones RB - TB


ROUND 10:


109) LeSean McCoy RB - BUF

110) Emmanuel Sanders WR - DEN

111) Dion Lewis RB - TEN

112) Devin Funchess WR - IND

113) Michael Gallup WR - DAL

114) D.K. Metcalf WR - SEA

115) Marques Valdes-Scantling WR- GB

116) James Washington WR - PIT

117) Damien Harris RB - NE

118) Parris Campbell WR - IND

119) Carlon Hyde RB - KC

120) Tre’Quan Smith WR - NO


ROUND 11:


121) Mecole Hardman WR - KC

122) Jacksonville Jaguars DST - JAC

123) Tyrell Williams WR - OAK

124) Kalen Ballage RB - MIA

125) Jerick McKinnon RB - SF

126) Donte Moncrief WR - PIT

127) Kareem Hunt RB - CLE

128) Matt Breida RB - SF

129) Nyheim Hines RB - IND

130) Ito Smith RB - ATL

131) Devin Singletary RB - BUF

132) John Brown WR - BUF


ROUND 12:


133) Adrian Peterson RB - WAS

134) Peyton Barber RB - TB

135) David Njoku TE - CLE

136) Kenny Stills WR - MIA

137) Delanie Walker TE - TEN

138) A.J. Brown WR - TEN

139) Vance McDonald TE - PIT

140) D’Onta Foreman RB - FA

141) Baltimore Ravens DST

142) Jaylen Samuels RB - PIT

143) DeSean Hamilton WR - DEN

144) Rex Burkhead RB - NE


ROUND 13:


145) Randall Cobb WR - DAL

146) Trey Burton TE - CHI

147) Marquise Brown WR - BAL

148) Devante Parker WR - MIA

149) Austin Hooper TE - ATL

150) Mark Andrews TE - BAL

151) Drew Brees QB - NO

152) Ben Roethlisberger QB - PIT

153) Greg Olsen TE - CAR

154) Dak Prescott QB - DAL

155) Kyle Rudolph TE - MIN

156) Quincy Enunwa WR - NYJ


ROUND 14:


157) Adam Humphries WR - TEN

158) Justice Hill WR - BAL

159) Duke Johnson RB - CLE

160) T.J. Yeldon RB - BUF

161) C.J. Anderson RB - DET

162) Minnesota Vikings DST

163) Justin Jackson RB - LAC

164) Jack Doyle TE - IND

165) Lamar Jackson QB - BAL

166) Alexander Mattison RB - MIN

167) Mike Davis RB - CHI

168) Jamaal Williams RB - GB


ROUND 15:


169) Nelson Agholor WR - PHI

170) Mitch Trubisky QB - CHI

171) T.J. Hockenson TE - DET

172) Malcolm Brown RB - LAR

173) Los Angeles Chargers DST - LAC

174) Cleveland Browns DST - CLE

175) Trayveon Williams RB - CIN

176) Houston Texans DST - HOU

177) New Orleans Saints DST - NO

178) Denver Broncos DST - DEN

179) Buffalo Bills DST - BUF

180) Dallas Cowboys DST - DAL


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

186) Ka’imi Fairbairn K - HOU

187) Mason Crosby K - GB

188) Robbie Gould K - CHI

189) Adam Vinatieri K - IND

190) Jake Elliott K - PHI

191) Matt Prater K - DET

192) Brett Maher K - DAL