Fantasy Football Mock Pick #12: Standard Scoring


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Written by Cody Manning, Blitzalytics


This week we have pick #12, and this mock is for our standard scoring format. Blitz also releases full, 12-team mocks from each draft slot for standard, 0.5ppr, and 2 QB standard leagues. These mocks are done using FantasyPros’ 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 standard scoring. Make sure to check out all our other mocks and keep an eye out later this week for more!


Final Roster:

QB Andrew Luck (IND)

RB Leonard Fournette (JAC)

RB Melvin Gordon (LAC)

WR Amari Cooper (OAK)

WR Chris Hogan (NE)

WR Corey Davis (TEN)

TE Travis Kelce (KC)

FLX Carlos Hyde (CLE)

DST Carolina Panthers

K Greg Zuerlein (LAR)


Bench:

WR Kelvin Benjamin (BUF)

RB Peyton Barber (TB)

RB Samaje Perine (WAS)

WR Anthony Miller (CHI)

WR John Brown (BAL)

RB Bilal Powell (NYJ)


Overview: Having the last pick in every round can be a blessing in disguise because you are able to pick back-to-back. But, it also has its downfall because you must wait so long until you find yourself up again. Because of this you must make sure you careful with your selections and understand that some players just won’t be around the next time you’re ready to pick. I am happy with my roster because I have two solid backs that will see tons of touches, a top-tier fantasy tight end, and a collection of receivers that could be the number one option in their team’s passing attack. For a breakdown of each pick, check out what I have to say below!


Round 1

  1. Todd Gurley RB – LAR

  2. Ezekiel Elliott RB – DAL

  3. Le'veon Bell RB – PIT

  4. David Johnson RB – ARI

  5. Odell Beckham WR – NYG

  6. Antonio Brown WR – PIT

  7. Saquon Barkley RB – NYG

  8. Alvin Kamara RB – NO

  9. Julio Jones WR – ATL

  10. Kareem Hunt RB – KC

  11. Deandre Hopkins WR – HOU

  12. Leonard Fournette RB – JAC

Analysis: I am a big fan of Fournette and he should see plenty of opportunities to put up points all season. One of the things that Fournette has going for him is the lack of threat to his touches that he will receive. Any time that the Jaguars find themselves within the 10-yard line he will be their go-to back to punch in any touchdowns. I am happy to walk away with him as my first of back-to-back picks.


ROUND 2

  1. Melvin Gordon RB – LAC

  2. Dalvin Cook RB – MIN

  3. Michael Thomas WR – NO

  4. A.J. Green WR – CIN

  5. Devonta Freeman RB – ATL

  6. Jordan Howard RB – CHI

  7. Keenan Allen WR – LAC

  8. Davante Adams WR – GB

  9. T.Y. Hilton WR – IND

  10. Christian McCaffrey RB – CAR

  11. Rob Gronkowski TE – NE

  12. Joe Mixon RB – CIN

Analysis: I loved the value of getting Gordon here. To be honest, if there were picks between my 1st and 2nd round selections I would've taken Gordon over Fournette just because I believe Gordon has top 5 potential this year. But I guess you could call me a troll and be teasing that I might pass him up here. In a standard format, you can beat selecting backs that have could both end up as a top-10 fantasy player in 2018.


ROUND 3

  1. Mike Evans WR – TB

  2. Lamar Miller RB – HOU

  3. LeSean McCoy RB – BUF

  4. Larry Fitzgerald WR – ARI

  5. Jay Ajayi RB – PHI

  6. Adam Thielen WR – MIN

  7. Derrick Henry RB – TEN

  8. Aaron Rodgers QB – GB

  9. Doug Baldwin WR – SEA

  10. Jerick McKinnon RB – SF

  11. Stefon Diggs WR – MIN

  12. Travis Kelce TE – KC

Analysis: Normally I am not a fan of selecting a tight end this high in the draft but the receivers on the board are more WR2s that has WR1 potential. After selecting two backs I wanted to find my top fantasy receiving the option in this go around. Kelce should be the number one option in the Chiefs passing attack and compete with Gronk for the TE1 spot in 2018. Nothing wrong with going with the best player available on your board.


ROUND 4

  1. Amari Cooper WR – OAK

  2. Tyreek Hill WR – KC

  3. Kenyan Drake RB – MIA

  4. Alex Collins RB – BAL

  5. Zach Ertz TE – PHI

  6. Juju Smith-Schuster WR – PIT

  7. Tom Brady QB – NE

  8. Jimmy Graham TE – GB

  9. Demaryius Thomas WR – DEN

  10. Brandin Cooks WR – LAR

  11. Allen Robinson WR – CHI

  12. Deshaun Watson QB – HOU

Analysis: After forgoing the previous three selections and not selecting my WR1 I knew I had to grab a receiver on the backend of this go around. Even though Cooper had a down 2017 season, I believe he is set to have a bounce-back season and can return to WR1 status. This could be a high payoff as he should be the focal point of Gruden’s offense.


ROUND 5

  1. Jarvis Landry WR – CLE

  2. Golden Tate WR – DET

  3. Josh Gordon WR – CLE

  4. Mark Ingram RB – NO

  5. Dion Lewis RB – TEN

  6. Rashaad Penny RB – SEA

  7. Alshon Jeffery WR – PHI

  8. Marvin Jones WR – DET

  9. Royce Freeman RB – DEN

  10. Will Fuller WR – HOU

  11. Russell Wilson QB – SEA

  12. Chris Hogan WR – NE

Analysis: This pick was just being logical for my readers. As a Colts fan, I never pick Patriots beyond Gronk, but with Edelman being suspended 4 games, Hogan has the potential to be Brady’s favorite target in New England’s receiving corps. Their chemistry has been on display so far in preseason so if I was you, I bet on Hogan between all the receivers on the board.


ROUND 6

  1. Corey Davis WR – TEN

  2. Ronald Jones RB – TB

  3. Greg Olsen TE – CAR

  4. Cam Newton QB – CAR

  5. Michael Crabtree WR – BAL

  6. Drew Brees QB – NO

  7. Evan Engram TE – NYG

  8. Marshawn Lynch RB – OAK

  9. Tevin Coleman RB – ATL

  10. Devin Funchess WR – CAR

  11. Kirk Cousins QB – MIN

  12. Sony Michel RB – NE

Analysis: I continue with my trend of picking receivers that should be the number one option in their team's passing attack. Davis is should have a bounce-back season after having a letdown rookie year. I am betting on his potential here and that he should see a good share of targets in the Titans offense.


ROUND 7

  1. Sammy Watkins WR – KC

  2. Randall Cobb WR – GB

  3. Carson Wentz QB – PHI

  4. Kyle Rudolph TE – MIN

  5. Robby Anderson WR – NYJ

  6. Marlon Mack RB – IND

  7. Marquise Goodwin WR – SF

  8. Rex Burkhead RB – NE

  9. Kerryon Johnson RB – DET

  10. Julian Edelman WR – NE

  11. Jamaal Williams RB – GB

  12. Andrew Luck QB – IND

Analysis: I am a big fan of drafting a quarterback that you believe you only need on the bench when it is his bye week. Luck has potential to be a top 5 fantasy quarterback and barring an injury he should cement himself as a top fantasy quarterback in 2018. This could provide tremendous value if he can hit his ceiling.


ROUND 8:

  1. Carlos Hyde RB – CLE

  2. Tarik Cohen RB – CHI

  3. Matthew Stafford QB – DET

  4. Emmanuel Sanders WR – DEN

  5. Pierre Garcon WR – SF

  6. Jordy Nelson WR – OAK

  7. Chris Thompson RB – WAS

  8. Patrick Mahomes QB – KC

  9. Matt Ryan QB – ATL

  10. Robert Woods WR – LAR

  11. C.J. Anderson RB – CAR

  12. Cooper Kupp WR – LAR

Analysis: In a standard format I typically like to target a running back for my flex position. Fantasy football is a what have you done for me lately business. Well after the Browns last preseason game (vs. Bills), you must be impressed with how Hyde looked in that game. I am betting on Hyde’s RB2 potential if he ends up being the Browns top back.


ROUND 9

  1. Isaiah Crowell RB – NYJ

  2. Jamison Crowder WR – WAS

  3. Nick Chubb RB – CLE

  4. Kenny Stills WR – MIA

  5. Devontae Booker RB – DEN

  6. Jacksonville Jaguars DST – JAC

  7. Chris Carson RB – SEA

  8. Los Angeles Rams DST – LAR

  9. Allen Hurns WR – DAL

  10. Cameron Meredith WR – NO

  11. Devante Parker WR – MIA

  12. Kelvin Benjamin WR – BUF

Analysis: I was happy to be able to land Benjamin for my first bench spot. Benjamin is the top guy in the Bills receiving corps and should dominate the share of targets. If he can produce with whoever is at quarterback, then he should be able to produce WR2 numbers. After waiting on taking a receiver then I am just continuing to pluck guys that see a lot of balls thrown their way.


ROUND 10

  1. Peyton Barber RB – TB

  2. Nelson Agholor WR – PHI

  3. Duke Johnson RB – CLE

  4. Ty Montgomery RB – GB

  5. Calvin Ridley RB – ATL

  6. Aaron Jones RB – GB

  7. James White RB – NE

  8. Sterling Shepard WR – NYG

  9. Giovani Bernard RB – CIN

  10. Dez Bryant WR – FA

  11. Rishard Matthews WR – TEN

  12. D.J. Moore WR – CAR

Analysis: Barber continues to rise fantasy football draft boards and respectively so. Barber has dominated the preseason snaps with the starters and Ronald Jones has been less than impressive so far. For a bench slot, this could be a steal if he starts and ends the season as their top back. He has flex potential for my roster.


ROUND 11

  1. Delanie Walker TE – TEN

  2. Corey Clement RB – PHI

  3. Martavis Bryant WR – OAK

  4. Marqise Lee WR – JAC

  5. LeGarrette Blount RB – DET

  6. Mohamed Sanu WR – ATL

  7. Mike Williams WR – LAC

  8. Kenny Golladay WR – DET

  9. Robert Kelley RB – WAS

  10. Michael Gallup WR – DAL

  11. Josh Doctson WR – WAS

  12. Samaje Perine RB – WAS

Analysis: After Derrius Guice’s injury it has opened an opportunity for someone to get some of the touches that were planned for him. Perine was able to put together a few good games last year in a similar situation so I am betting that he could end up as the top back for the Redskins.


ROUND 12

  1. Anthony Miller WR – CHI

  2. Chris Godwin WR – TB

  3. Ben Roethlisberger QB – PIT

  4. Tyrell Williams WR – LAC

  5. Matt Breida RB – SF

  6. Tyler Lockett WR – SEA

  7. Theo Riddick RB – DET

  8. Minnesota Vikings DST – MIN

  9. Trey Burton TE – CHI

  10. D’onta Freeman RB – HOU

  11. Los Angeles Chargers DST – LAC

  12. Jordan Reed TE – WAS

Analysis: I was a big fan of Miller prior to the NFL Draft and thought he was a great fit for Matt Nagy’s offense in Chicago. He has looked great thus far in the preseason and could be a great spot start for me throughout the season.


ROUND 13

  1. Philadelphia Eagles DST – PHI

  2. Geronimo Allison WR – GB

  3. George Kittle TE – SF

  4. Jimmy Garoppolo QB – SF

  5. Desean Jackson WR – TB

  6. Jack Doyle TE – IND

  7. David Njoku TE – CLE

  8. Ted Ginn WR – NO

  9. Jared Cook TE – OAK

  10. Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE – JAC

  11. O.J. Howard TE – TB

  12. John Brown WR – BAL

Analysis: Sometimes when there is smoke, there is fire. Well based on reports, ‘Smoke’ Brown has been very impressive in camp. With there being an open competition on the targets in the Ravens receiving corps, I am betting on Brown winning the majority share and potentially being a WR3 on my starting roster.


ROUND 14

  1. Bilal Powell RB – NYJ

  2. Nyheim Hines RB – IND

  3. Doug Martin RB – OAK

  4. Ricky Seals-Jones TE – ARI

  5. Austin Ekeler RB – LAC

  6. Houston Texans DST – HOU

  7. Danny Amendola WR – MIA

  8. Philip Rivers QB – LAC

  9. Latavius Murray RB – MIN

  10. Tyler Eifert TE – CIN

  11. Jordan Wilkins RB – IND

  12. Jeremy Hill RB – NE

Analysis: By forgoing not selecting a backup quarterback or tight end I understand that this pick will more than likely see the waiver wire at some point. Powell could win most of the touches as the season goes for the Jets but if he doesn't then I could drop him when byes startup.


ROUND 15

  1. Dede Westbrook WR – JAC

  2. Dak Prescott QB – DAL

  3. Denver Broncos DST – DEN

  4. Baltimore Ravens DST – BAL

  5. Kenneth Dixon RB – BAL

  6. Frank Gore RB – MIA

  7. Hayden Hurst TE – BAL

  8. Eric Ebron TE – IND

  9. Seattle Seahawks DST – SEA

  10. New Orleans Saints DST – NO

  11. Green Bay Packers DST – GB

  12. Greg Zuerlein K - LAR

Analysis: Zuerlein finds himself on a team that features one of the top offenses in the NFL. He should see plenty of opportunities to put the ball up between the uprights.


ROUND 16

  1. Carolina Panthers DST – CAR

  2. Justin Tucker K – BAL

  3. Stephen Gostkowski K – NE

  4. Matt Bryant K – ATL

  5. Robbie Gould K – SF

  6. Wil Lutz K – NO

  7. Chris Boswell K – PIT

  8. Dan Bailey K – DAL

  9. Jake Elliott K – PHI

  10. Harrison Butker K – KC

  11. Matt Prater K – DET

  12. Cairo Santos K – NYJ

Analysis: I like to stream defenses, but the Panthers typically have a strong defense when Luke Kuechly is healthy, so I am betting on that. They face the Cowboys Week 1 which features an offense with questions about their passing game and could enter the season with a banged up offensive line. If I feel differently come opening week, then to the waivers I go.

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