Fantasy Mock Pick #6: 12-team, 0.5 PPR


Written by: Robert Robinson

This week I take on the challenge of drafting from the number 6 position in a .5PPR format. Follow Blitzalytics across all your favorite social media platforms, as we’ll be releasing full mocks from each draft position for 12 team standard, 0.5 PPR, and 2QB standard leagues. These mocks were 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, .5PPR scoring format. Make sure to check out last week’s mocks, and stay tuned later in the week for more!

Final Roster:

QB: Andrew Luck (IND)

RB: Christian McCaffrey (CAR)

RB: Dion Lewis (TEN)

WR: Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG)

WR: Brandin Cooks (LAR)

WR: Sammy Watkins (KC)

TE: Travis Kelce (KC)

FLX: Cooper Kupp (LAR)

DST: Houston Texans

K: Matt Prater (DET)

Bench:

RB: Ronald Jones II (TB)

RB: Marshawn Lynch (OAK)

RB: Jamaal Williams (GB)

RB: D’Onta Foreman (HOU)

WR: Jordan Matthews (NE)

WR: Danny Amendola (MIA)

Overview: I’m not super excited about my team. It feels like it’s full of landmines. Obviously, I am happy to have OBJ, Kelce, and McCaffrey as my core players, as they should be slated to start in just about any instance, and Kupp feels about as safe as any player. However, the rest of my team is a lot of land mines based on a lot of gut feelings. Luck, Cooks, Watkins, Lewis and Lynch could all finish in the top tier of their positions, or flame out and leave me almost barren. I’m hoping some combination of them works out, but I am a little nervous. If 4 or more of those work out for me I am golden, if 2 or less work out I may be scrambling within the first few weeks to do a little damage control. The next tier of players is Jones II, Williams, Foreman, Matthews and Amendola, and all are lottery tickets. I can’t count a guarantee on any of them, but some of them should pan out well enough to at least be sell high players I can flip to solidify a weak spot later in the season. The biggest “if” of all is probably Andrew Luck, and at 14.07 he is also my favorite pick.

Round 1:

1.1 Todd Gurley, RB (LAR)

1.2 Ezekiel Elliott, RB (DAL)

1.3 Le’Veon Bell, RB (PIT)

1.4 David Johnson, RB (ARI)

1.5 Antonio Brown, WR (PIT)

1.6 Odell Beckham Jr., WR (NYG)

1.7 Alvin Kamara, RB (NO)

1.8 Deandre Hopkins, WR (HOU)

1.9 Saquon Barkley, RB (NYG)

1.10 Julio Jones, WR (ATL)

1.11 Kareem Hunt, RB (KC)

1.12 Leonard Fournette, RB (JAX)

Analysis: I start off with a choice of 2 players; 2 Giants to be exact. Which way do I lean? I really considered Barkley here, but am always just a little gun shy on rookies so high in fantasy. It will probably end up burning me, but I think OBJ is going to go out of his way to put up ridiculous numbers so there is no question as to whether he should be top paid WR. With money on the line, I’ll take OBJ.

Round 2:

2.1 Michael Thomas. WR (NO)

2.2 Melvin Gordon, RB (LAC)

2.3 A.J. Green, WR (CIN)

2.4 Keenan Allen, WR (LAC)

2.5 Davante Adams, WR (GB)

2.6 Dalvin Cook, RB (MIN)

2.7 Christian McCaffrey, RB (CAR)

2.8 Devonta Freeman, RB (ATL)

2.9 Lesean McCoy, RB (BUF)

2.10 Mike Evans, WR (TB)

2.11 T.Y. Hilton, WR (IND)

2.12 Rob Gronkowski, TE (NE)

Analysis: At this point I’m looking for whomever falls between Cook, McCaffrey, and as a last option, Mike Evans. Dalvin goes right before I pick, but I am happy to have landed CMC. In any PPR format he is guaranteed to be a beast. Evans would have been the backup choice here, but I am glad one of the running backs I wanted landed in my lap.

Round 3:

3.1 Jerick McKinnon, RB (SF)

3.2 Larry Fitzgerald, WR (ARI)

3.3 Doug Baldwin, WR (SEA)

3.4 Tyreek Hill, WR (KC)

3.5 Jordan Howard, RB (CHI)

3.6 Travis Kelce, TE (KC)

3.7 Aaron Rodgers, QB (GB)

3.8 Josh Gordon, WR (CLE)

3.9 Adam Thielen, WR (MIN)

3.10 Stefon Diggs, WR (MIN)

3.11 Amari Cooper, WR (OAK)

3.12 Joe Mixon, RB (CIN)

Analysis: I honestly am not a fan of drafting TE’s early, but it really came down to the consistency of Kelce and Ertz beating out guys with more question marks to me such as Adam Thielen with a new coordinator, Joe Mixon still playing for Marvin Lewis, and Diggs and Thomas are hard to get an accurate read on. So while I feel dirty doing it I’ play the safe bet and take Kelce here.

Round 4:

4.1 Alshon Jeffery, WR (PHI)

4.2 Zach Ertz, TE (PHI)

4.3 Kenyan Drake. RB (MIA)

4.4 Allen Robinson, WR (CHI)

4.5 Evan Engram, TE (CHI)

4.6 JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR (PIT)

4.7 Brandin Cooks, WR (LAR)

4.8 Jarvis Landry, WR (CLE)

4.9 Jimmy Graham TE (GB)

4.10 Jay Ajayi, RB (PHI)

4.11 Demaryius Thomas, WR (DEN)

4.12 Greg Olsen, TE (CAR)

Analysis: Thomas is still on the board and getting harder to pass up but I question how much of last year was horrible QB play and how much was player regression? Thomas was targeted 140 times for 10th most in the league but ranked 137th in catch rate. I’ll let my fandom take over here for a bit as I take Brandin Cooks. McVay seems to be in love with the guy and he has been a top 12 receiver in each of the last 4 seasons.

Round 5:

5.1 Golden Tate, WR (DET)

5.2 Alex Collins, RB (BAL)

5.3 Julian Edelman, WR (NE)

5.4 Marvin Jones, WR (DET)

5.5 Derrick Henry, RB (TEN)

5.6 Dion Lewis, RB (TEN)

5.7 Robert Woods, WR (LAR)

5.8 Rashaad Penny, RB (SEA)

5.9 Tom Brady, QB (NE)

5.10 Mark Ingram, RB (NO)

5.11 Chris Hogan, WR (NE)

5.12 Russell Wilson, QB (SEA)

Analysis: Four names intrigue me here: Lewis, Derrius Guice, Rashaad Penny, and Sammy Watkins. My RB position is a little thin so im heavily leaning that way. I went Lewis because I feel like he has less question marks than the other two. Guice still hasn’t officially won the job, and while Penny may be special and Seattle saw something when reaching for him in the 1st round of the draft, Lewis feels a lot more safe in his role with the Titans.

Round 6:

6.1 Delanie Walker, TE (TEN)

6.2 Derrius Guice, RB (WAS)

6.3 Deshaun Watson, QB (HOU)

6.4 Sony Michel, RB (NE)

6.5 Royce Freeman, RB (DEN)

6.6 Kyle Rudolph, TE (MIN)

6.7 Sammy Watkins, WR (KC)

6.8 Devin Funchess, WR (CAR)

6.9 Michael Crabtree, WR (BAL)

6.10 Corey Davis, WR (TEN)

6.11 Kirk Cousin, QB (MIN)

6.12 Pierre Garcon, WR (SF)

Analysis: So glad I waited on Sammy last round as he is ripe for the picking here in the 6th. Watkins had an up and down season with the Rams last year, but much like McVay with Cooks, Andy Reid already loves this guy. I don’t know how you cover the Chiefs this year between the size of Kelce and the speed of Watkins and Tyreek Hill. If Mahomes is the real deal they could be special as soon as this season.

Round 7:

7.1 Emmanuel Sander, WR (DEN)

7.2 Trey Burton, TE (CHI)

7.3 Cam Newton, QB (CAR)

7.4 Will Fuller, WR (HOU)

7.5 Carson Wentz, QB (PHI)

7.6 Cooper Kupp, WR (LAR)

7.7 Dez Bryant, WR (FA)

7.8 Jamison Crowder, WR (WAS)

7.9 Jordy Nelson, WR (OAK)

7.10 Devante Parker, WR (MIA)

7.11 Drew Brees, QB (NO)

7.12 Lamar Miller, RB (HOU)

Analysis: Brees was hard to pass on here as I almost broke my other rule of not drafting a QB early.. I will wait though, as I have a certain QB in mind in the ultra late rounds. Two other names are sticking out to me here in Ronald Jones II and Cooper Kupp. I know I told you about my Rams fandom earlier, but this pick is legitimately about the player. Kupp is as solid as they come in this round. He has the ceiling of a high end WR2 with the floor of a high end WR3, and he is now my WR4. He will be a great flex play or bye week replacement.

Round 8:

8.1 Robby Anderson, WR (NYJ)

8.2 Randall Cobb, WR (GB)

8.3 Chris Thompson, RB (WAS)

8.4 Jack Doyle, TE (IND)

8.5 Jimmy Garoppolo, QB (SF)

8.6 Nelson Agholor, WR (PHI)

8.7 Ronald Jones, RB (TB)

8.8 Marquise Goodwin, WR (SF)

8.9 Jared Goff, QB (LAR)

8.10 Duke Johnson, RB (CLE)

8.11 Carlos Hyde, RB (CLE)

8.12 Patrick Mahomes, QB (KC)

Analysis: Again waiting for a guy worked out, as Ronald Jones II is waiting for me in the 8th. Kupp would not have been available, I’m sure of it. Jones looks electric and the Bucs are already getting him involved with the first team.

Round 9:

9.1 Sterling Shepard, WR (NYG)

9.2 Allen Hurns, WR (DAL)

9.3 Jordan Reed, TE (WAS)

9.4 Tevin Coleman, RB (ATL)

9.5 Kelvin Benjamin, WR (BUF)

9.6 Marshawn Lynch, RB (OAK)

9.7 Jacksonville Jaguars- DST

9.8 Rex Burkhead, RB (NE)

9.9 Marlon Mack, RB (IND)

9.10 Marqise Lee, WR (JAX)

9.11 Los Angeles Rams- DST

9.12 Calvin Ridley, WR (ATL)

Analysis: Marshawn was a top 20 back last year and Doug Martin is trash. As long as he plays, which I know isn’t a given, Lynch will be the starter, and with RB being my biggest question mark, I’m happy to get a starter this late. Plus, Gruden loves the old school football players, and it doesn’t get more old school smash mouth than Lynch.

Round 10:

10.1 C.J. Anderson, RB (CAR)

10.2 D.J. Moore, WR (CAR)

10.3 Josh Doctson, WR (WAS)

10.4 Tarik Cohen, RB (CHI)

10.5 Kerryon Johnson, RB (DET)

10.6 Aaron Jones, RB (GB)

10.7 Jamaal Williams, RB (GB)

10.8 Martavis Bryant, WR (OAK)

10.9 Minnesota Vikings — DST

10.10 Isaiah Crowell, RB (NYJ)

10.11 Peyton Barber, RB (TB)

10.12 Nick Chubb, RB (CLE)

Analysis: I was really hoping Tarik Cohen would land to me here, but he went 3 picks before. None of the WRs in this range get me any kind of excited and I’m solid at TE already, and my target QB is still on the board. I am still not satisfied with my backfield, so I target the Packers. It was between Ty Montgomery and Jamaal Williams for me, and with Williams being the superior blocking back I think he gets first crack at carries with Aaron Jones now suspended.

Round 11:

11.1 Rishard Matthews, WR (TEN)

11.2 Kenny Stills, WR (MIA)

11.3 Tyler Eifert, TE (CIN)

11.4 Cameron Meredith, WR (NO)

11.5 Desean Jackson, WR (TB)

11.6 D’Onta Foreman, RB (HOU)

11.7 Cole Beasley, WR (DAL)

11.8 Ty Montgomery, RB (GB)

11.9 Michael Gallup, WR (DAL)

11.10 Mohamed Sanu, WR (ATL)

11.11 Mike WIlliams, WR (LAC)

11.12 Dede Westbrook, WR (JAX)

Analysis: Well Ty is still there, but so is Foreman, who I expected to be gone. I think D’Onta is a lottery ticket. If he gets the starting role when he is healthy and Watson looks anything like he did for that 6 game stretch last year, Foreman’s payout will be huge.

Round 12:

12.1 O.J. Howard, TE (TB)

12.2 Corey Clement, RB (PHI)

12.3 Ted Ginn, RB (NO)

12.4 George Kittle, TE (SF)

12.5 Matthew Stafford, QB (DET)

12.6 Chris Carson, RB (SEA)

12.7 Jordan Matthews, WR (NE)

12.8 Paul Richardson, WR (SEA)

12.9 Legarrette Blount, RB (DET)

12.10 Tyler Lockett, WR (SEA)

12.11 Mike Gesicki, TE (MIA)

12.12 Bilal Powell, RB (NYJ)

Analysis: Im looking at my team and seeing I need a couple receivers on my bench. At this point it is slim-pickins at the position. I’ll take a shot on Tom Brady turning Jordan Matthews back into something resembling playable again. With Edelman out for the first 4 weeks, I’ll take the risk.

Round 13:

13.1 Albert Wilson, WR (MIA)

13.2 Theo Riddick, RB (DET)

13.3 Devontae Booker, RB (DEN)

13.4 Matt Ryan, QB (ATL)

13.5 David Njoku, TE (CLE)

13.6 Danny Amendola, WR (MIA)

13.7 Anthony Miller, WR (CHI)

13.8 Terrelle Pryor, WR (NYJ)

13.9 Nyheim Hines, RB (IND)

13.10 Eric Ebron, TE (IND)

13.11 Kenny Golladay, WR (DET)

13.12 Giovani Bernard, RB (CIN)

Analysis: This is just a shot in the dark. I have heard some rumblings about Amendola taking over the Landry role in this offense and while I don’t think that is possible (even if it was Danny just misses too much time), on the off chance he hits he will be a great sell high candidate later in the year.

Round 14:

14.1 Brice Butler, WR (ARI)

14.2 Doug Martin, RB (OAK)

14.3 James White, RB (NE)

14.4 Chris Goodwin, WR (TB)

14.5 Latavius Murray, RB (MIN)

14.6 Frank Gore, RB (MIA)

14.7 Andrew Luck, QB (IND)

14.8 Matt Brida, RB (SF)

14.9 Samaje Perine, RB (WAS)

14.10 Ben Roethlisberger, QB (PIT)

14.11 Dak Prescott, QB (DAL)

14.12 Austin Ekeler, RB (LAC)

Analysis: Here is my guy. I have intentionally waited the whole draft for this pick. If he is healthy Luck can put up Rodgers like numbers, and would be the steal of draft season. If he’s not, then I drop my 14th round pick and stream from a decent list of options.

Round 15:

15.1 Philadelphia Eagles — DST

15.2 Denver Broncos — DST

15.3 Seattle Seahawks — DST

15.4 Christian Kirk, WR (ARI)

15.5 Los Angeles Chargers — DST

15.6 Houston Texans — DST

15.7 Luke Wilson, TE (DET)

15.8 Kansas City Chiefs — DST

15.9 Baltimore Ravens — DST

15.10 New England Patriots — DST

15.11 Phillip Rivers, QB (LAC)

15.12 New Orleans Saints — DST

Analysis: I have made it no secret how much I like the Texans this year. If health issues from last season stay away this year this team could be great. Adding a healthy JJ Watt and Whitney Mercilus back to this lineup is insane. The addition of the Honey Badger to the secondary just makes them that much deeper.

Round 16:

16.1 Stephen Gostkowski, K (NE)

16.2 Greg Zuerlein, K (LAR)

16.3 Justin Tucker, K (BAL)

16.4 Matt Bryant, K (ATL)

16.5 Dan Bailey, K (DAL)

16.6 Wil Lutz, K (NO)

16.7 Matt Prater, K (DET)

16.8 Jake Elliott, K (PHI)

16.9 Harrison Butker, K (KC)

16.10 Chris Boswell, K (PIT)

16.11 Mason Crosby, K (GB)

16.12 Robbie Gould, K (SF)

Analysis: As I said last mock: Kicker.

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