Mock Draft Series 3.0

Edited by Matt Hicks, Staff Writer

Welcome back to the Mock Draft Series! This is a series of mock drafts that will happen throughout the 2018 NFL off-season. The drafts will have different rules, that are tailored to different league formats. This draft is Redraft PPR, and does include rookies. Each featured writer has one pick explained, and that pick is unedited and in their own words, not mine.

Enjoy this article? Keep a look out for Mock Draft Series (MDS) ADP stats dropping later this week!

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1.1        Eric Adams/Top2Sports                Todd Gurley
1.2        PK Ripper- Pyromaniac               Ezekiel Elliott1.1

1.3        Rick Rosen -TheCheckdown         Antonio Brown

1.4        Matt Hicks/Top2Sports                 Le’veon Bell

1.5        Ryan Cearfoss –  ffb 247              David Johnson

Coming back from an injury is always hard. Johnson is coming back to a team with a desperate need of offensive help. Look at them to lean on their offensive star all season. Big things will be in the horizon

1.6        THE FANTASY TYPHOON              Odell Beckham

1.7        Dave H. – DynastyDorks               Deandre Hopkins

1.8        Wheeler – NFLmock                      Alvin Kamara

1.9        Anthony Zaragoza – Redraft Football Factory               Kareem Hunt

1.10      Derek Brown- FFB_247                Dalvin Cook

1.11      Marc – FF Addicts (@FFA_Marc)  Leonard Fournette

1.12      Josh P. – Top2/Dorks                     Michael Thomas

2.1        Josh P. – Top2/Dorks                     Keenan Allen

2.2        Marc – FF Addicts (@FFA_Marc) Mike Evans

2.3        Derek Brown- FFB_247                Davante Adams

WR9 in fantasy points per game last season while playing with Hundley. Jordy Nelson operating as the #1 WR for Aaron Rodgers finished as a top 5 WR in fantasy in 3 of last 4 full seasons with Rodgers under center. Adams is the unquestioned #1 WR for GB. His touchdown floor is much higher than any other WR left on the board including Julio Jones. Adams in his young career has 2 seasons of 10+ tds. Julio only 1.

2.4        Anthony Zaragoza – Redraft Football Factory               Julio Jones

2.5        Wheeler – NFLmock                                   Melvin Gordon

2.6        Dave H. – DynastyDorks  Saquon Barkley

2.7        THE FANTASY TYPHOON              A.J. Green

2.8        Ryan Cearfoss –  ffb 247               LeSean McCoy

2.9        Matt Hicks/Top2Sports                 Jordan Howard

2.10      Rick Rosen -TheCheckdown         Christian McCaffrey

2.11      PK Ripper- Pyromaniac               Davonta Freeman

2.12      Eric Adams/Top2Sports                Rob Gronkowski

3.1        Eric Adams/Top2Sports                Tyreek Hill

3.2        PK Ripper- Pyromaniac               Stephon Diggs

3.3        Rick Rosen -TheCheckdown       Mark Ingram

No AP to block early season success this year- the most defined roles of any RB committee

3.4        Matt Hicks/Top2Sports   J            arvis Landry

3.5        Ryan Cearfoss –  ffb 247               Brandin Cooks

3.6        THE FANTASY TYPHOON              Jay Ajayi

3.7        Dave H. – DynastyDorks                Joe Mixon

3.8        Wheeler – NFLmock                      Doug Baldwin

3.9        Anthony Zaragoza – Redraft Football Factory               Amari Cooper

3.10      Derek Brown- FFB_247                Jerick McKinnon

3.11      Marc – FF Addicts (@FFA_Marc) Travis Kelce

3.12      Josh P. – Top2/Dorks                     TY Hilton

4.1        Josh P. – Top2/Dorks                     Derrick Henry

4.2        Marc – FF Addicts (@FFA_Marc) Adam Thielen

4.3        Derek Brown- FFB_247                Dion Lewis

4.4        Anthony Zaragoza – Redraft Football Factory               Golden Tate

4.5        Wheeler – NFLmock                      Larry Fitzgerald

4.6        Dave H. DynastyDorks               Allen Robinson

Robinson should be the lead target guy for Trubisky. He is a big target that will be used to move the chains on 3rd down and get the ball in the paint in the redzone. Robinson’s injury happened in the preseason which puts him in line for early recovery and should get him involved in all off season activities setting himself up for success in 2018. Bortles and him had no chemistry in 2016, Robinson finished the season much better than he started once Hackett took over the offense. Robinson was set up for a nice 2017 prior to the injury. I think he will be a solid WR2 in 2018.

4.7        THE FANTASY TYPHOON              Alex Collins

4.8        Ryan Cearfoss –  ffb 247               Alshon Jeffrey

4.9        Matt Hicks/Top2Sports                 Zach Ertz

4.10      Rick Rosen -TheCheckdown         Kenyan Drake

4.11      PK Ripper- Pyromaniac               Jimmy Graham

4.12      Eric Adams/Top2Sports                Carlos Hyde

5.1        Eric Adams/Top2Sports                Juju Smith-Schuster

5.2        PK Ripper- Pyromaniac               Aaron Rodgers

5.3        Rick Rosen -TheCheckdown         Marvin Jones Jr.

5.4        Matt Hicks/Top2Sports                 Josh Gordon

5.5        Ryan Cearfoss –  ffb 247               Sammy Watkins

5.6        THE FANTASY TYPHOON             Julian Edelman

I was telling anyone who would listen as soon as the 2017 season had finished and I skimmed over the plays and 2018 outlook for the Patriots that Julian Edelman would be a STEAL. 1) Brady’s deep ball accuracy has diminished and he cant throw the quick out like he used to. So what does that mean. It means that everything outside the numbers Brady is showing his age. So the boundary players like Cooks and Mitchell were definitely going to see a downtick and a serious flood of targets were going to shift to inside the numbers and down the seams and the middle of the field. Guess who lives there folks, that’s right Julian Edelman. Now we have witnessed the Cooks trade it all but solidifies my film study done in late February. Also in dynasty formats Julian is a 1 year rental. I got him for a late third in February.

5.7        Dave H. – DynastyDorks               Demaryius Thomas

5.8        Wheeler – NFLmock                      Evan Engram

5.9        Anthony Zaragoza – Redraft Football Factory               Tevin Coleman

5.10      Derek Brown- FFB_247                Robert Woods

5.11      Marc – FF Addicts (@FFA_Marc) Lamar Miller

5.12      Josh P. – Top2/Dorks                     Derrius Guice

6.1        Josh P. – Top2/Dorks                     Hunter Henry

6.2        Marc – FF Addicts (@FFA_Marc) Calvin Ridley

6.3        Derek Brown- FFB_247                Dez Bryant

6.4        Anthony Zaragoza – Redraft Football Factory               Devin Funchess

6.5        Wheeler – NFLmock                      Duke Johnson

6.6        Dave H. – DynastyDorks                Isaiah Crowell

6.7        THE FANTASY TYPHOON              Emanuel Sanders

6.8        Ryan Cearfoss –  ffb 247              Nick Chubb

6.9        Matt Hicks/Top2Sports                 Sony Michel

6.10      Rick Rosen -TheCheckdown         Deshaun Watson

6.11      PK Ripper– Pyromaniac               Cooper Kupp

For me Cooper is a high floor with amazing upside and is going to build off his rookie season stats of 62 receptions 869 yards 14 yards per catch and 5 touchdowns. The addition of Brandin Cooks along with speedster Robert Woods should keep opposing secondaries busy outside especially when defensive boxes will be stacked up against Todd Gurley. Cooper who is quick and shifty in his own right will have plenty of room in the middle of the field to work. I look at Kupp as that Chrebet, Welker slot type who can flourish in his 2nd year   and jump up to 100 plus receptions and double digit touchdowns. Excellent value for PPR leagues. especially in the late 6th round.

6.12      Eric Adams/Top2Sports                Tom Brady

7.1        Eric Adams/Top2Sports                Jeremy Hill

7.2        PK Ripper- Pyromaniac               Michael Crabtree

7.3        Rick Rosen -TheCheckdown         Corey Davis

7.4        Matt Hicks/Top2Sports                 Kenny Stills

7.5        Ryan Cearfoss –  ffb 247               Chris Thompson

7.6        THE FANTASY TYPHOON              C.J. Anderson

7.7        Dave H. – DynastyDorks                Greg Olsen

7.8        Wheeler – NFLmock                     Nelson Agholor

The Eagles committed to him before the season began last year, trading away Jordan Matthews. Aghlor finished with 62 receptions on 95 targets for 768 yards and 8 TD’s. Normally I’d expect the numbers to increase in his second year under Peterson, but I’m not sure he’ll see an increase in targets with the addition of Mike Wallace replacing Torrey Smith. I drafted right around his current ADP, but I probably should have gone with Russel Wilson to pair with Doug Baldwin.

7.9        Anthony Zaragoza – Redraft Football Factory               Delanie Walker

7.10      Derek Brown- FFB_247                Rex Burkhead

7.11      Marc – FF Addicts (@FFA_Marc) LaGarrette Blount

7.12      Josh P. – Top2/Dorks                     Russell Wilson

8.1        Josh P. – Top2/Dorks                     Marquise Goodwin

8.2        Marc – FF Addicts (@FFA_Marc) Devante Parker

8.3        Derek Brown- FFB_247                Kirk Cousins

8.4        Anthony Zaragoza – Redraft Football Factory   Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch

For all the grief the Raiders offense received last season, Marshawn Lynch actually produced well. Lynch scored seven touchdowns and gained nearly 1,050 yards of total offenss in his first season in Oakland, finishing ahead of Chris Thompson and one spot behind Tevin Coleman in PPR formats.

8.5        Wheeler – NFLmock                      Carson Wentz

8.6        Dave H. – DynastyDorks                Andrew Luck

8.7        THE FANTASY TYPHOON              Dont’a Foreman

8.8        Ryan Cearfoss –  ffb 247               Kyle Rudolph

8.9        Matt Hicks/Top2Sports                 Cam Newton

8.10      Rick Rosen -TheCheckdown         Tarik Cohen

8.11      PK Ripper- Pyromaniac               Keelan Cole

8.12      Eric Adams/Top2Sports                John Kelly

9.1        Eric Adams/Top2Sports               Will Fuller V

He was an absolute beast with Deshaun Watson. This a pick and pray move, pray that he finds that rapport with Watson once again this season

9.2        PK Ripper- Pyromaniac               Pierre Garcon

9.3        Rick Rosen -TheCheckdown         TJ Yeldon

9.4        Matt Hicks/Top2Sports                 Marlon Mack

9.5        Ryan Cearfoss –  ffb 247               Drew Brees

9.6        THE FANTASY TYPHOON              D.J. Moore

9.7        Dave H. – DynastyDorks                Rashaad Penny

9.8        Wheeler – NFLmock                      Robbie Anderson

9.9        Anthony Zaragoza – Redraft Football Factory               Matthew Stafford

9.10      Derek Brown- FFB_247                Courtland Sutton

9.11      Marc – FF Addicts (@FFA_Marc) Jimmy Garoppolo

9.12      Josh P. – Top2/Dorks                     Ronald Jones II

10.1      Josh P. – Top2/Dorks                     Mark Walton

10.2      Marc – FF Addicts (@FFA_Marc) Jordy Nelson

Fact, Amari drops the ball and has a low reception percentage. Fact, Jordy’s is much better. Possible Fact, Gruden thinks it’s 2011. Jordy was #2 in football that year. I rest my case. (This pick is a total flyer, but I believe in my statements above.)

10.3      Derek Brown- FFB_247                George Kittle

10.4      Anthony Zaragoza – Redraft Football Factory               Kerryon Johnson

10.5      Wheeler – NFLmock                      Aaron Jones

10.6      Dave H. – DynastyDorks                Sterling Shepard .

10.7      THE FANTASY TYPHOON              Ben Roethlisberger

10.8      Ryan Cearfoss –  ffb 247               Eric Ebron

10.9      Matt Hicks/Top2Sports                 Bilal Powell

10.10    Rick Rosen -TheCheckdown         Paul Richardson

10.11    PK Ripper- Pyromaniac               Chris Carson

10.12    Eric Adams/Top2Sports                Corey Clement

11.1      Eric Adams/Top2Sports  T            rey Burton

11.2      PK Ripper- Pyromaniac               Matt Breida

11.3      Rick Rosen -TheCheckdown         Stephen Anderson

11.4      Matt Hicks/Top2Sports                 Randall Cobb

11.5      Ryan Cearfoss –  ffb 247               James Washington

11.6      THE FANTASY TYPHOON              Jack Doyle

11.7      Dave H. – DynastyDorks               Jamison Crowder

11.8      Wheeler – NFLmock                      Marqise Lee

11.9      Anthony Zaragoza – Redraft Football Factory               Devontae Booker

11.10    Derek Brown- FFB_247                Chris Hogan

11.11    Marc – FF Addicts (@FFA_Marc) DeMarco Murray

11.12    Josh P. – Top2/Dorks                    Ty Montgomery

Will he be the workhorse? Nah. But he will be a contributor and I see him having the most defined role of the three fighting for playing time so I’m all about the value here.

12.1      Josh P. – Top2/Dorks                     Deon Cain

12.2      Marc – FF Addicts (@FFA_Marc) Philip Rivers

12.3      Derek Brown- FFB_247                Taylor Gabriel

12.4      Anthony Zaragoza – Redraft Football Factory               Latavius Murray

12.5      Wheeler – NFLmock                      Jamaal Williams

12.6      Dave H. – DynastyDorks                Peyton Barber

12.7      THE FANTASY TYPHOON              Vance McDonald

12.8      Ryan Cearfoss –  ffb 247               Samaje Perine

12.9      Matt Hicks/Top2Sports               Equanimeous St. Brown

St. Brown has huge upside; proving to be fast (4.48 40 yard dash at the combine) as well as big (6’5” 214 pounds).He was schemed out of success in his senior year at Notre Dame, but look for an NFL team to use him as a dynamic WR2 and lethal red zone threat. EQ probably should’ve been drafted in the 10th or 11th so I’m very happy to get this high upside guy with my last pick.

12.10    Rick Rosen -TheCheckdown         Tion Greene

12.11    PK Ripper- Pyromaniac               Joe Williams

12.12    Eric Adams/Top2Sports                Malcolm Mitchell

About Matt Hicks

Matt’s writing at Top2 is focused on dynasty fantasy football. He loves blending his experience writing research in the field of education with fantasy football stats. Matt currently lives in Baltimore, MD and graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. You can follow Matt on Twitter: @Top2Matt

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