2016 Fantasy Football: MFL10 Industry Draft

By Chet Gresham – @ChetGresham
Updated May 13, 2016

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You can check out my MFL10 Primer to see what I’m getting into here, but suffice it to say, you want to pick the players who will score as many fantasy points in 2016 as possible and you don’t have to worry about winning an arbitrary matchup each week.

After the 2016 NFL Draft Mr. John Paulsen of 4for4.com asked me to join in an MFL10 to celebrate the rookies finding homes. He had a host of top fantasy analysts join up, so below you can get a pretty good look at what some of the top fantasy footballers are thinking about the draft fallout.

Round 13:
Jared Cook in Green Bay was one of the few landing spots that could give him an inkling of life in fantasy pundits eyes, and amazingly, that’s where he went. His physical attributes are off the charts, and there’s a chance he ups his game knowing he’ll get good targets from an actual quarterback. Anything can happen… I probably should have grabbed my No. 2 tight end a little earlier, but I didn’t, so I took Charles Clay. I really like Clay, but he can’t seem to stay healthy. His knees may just be too far-gone at this point, but if he can put together a healthy season I think he could bring value at this spot.

14.01157Pat Fitzmaurice -- SI.comPowell, Bilal NYJ RB
14.02158Bob Harris - Football DiehardsRudolph, Kyle MIN TE
14.03159Dave Richard - CBS.comRomo, Tony DAL QB
14.04160Chet Gresham - WalterFootball.comStafford, Matthew DET QB
14.05161John Paulsen - 4for4.comCousins, Kirk WAS QB
14.06162Andy Behrens -- YahooSproles, Darren PHI RB
14.07163Jeff Ratcliffe - Pro Football FocusMariota, Marcus TEN QB
14.08164Sean Koerner - Stats.comStarks, James GBP RB
14.09165Sigmund Bloom - Footballguys.comWinston, Jameis TBB QB
14.10166Evan Silva - RotoworldRyan, Matt ATL QB
14.11167Fantasy Douche - RotoVizTannehill, Ryan MIA QB
14.12168Mike Clay - ESPNOsweiler, Brock HOU QB

Round 14:
I had my beady eyes all beaded up for Tony Romo, but Dave Richard was just slightly beadier than me. That forced my hand to grab a second quarterback. My go-to second signal-callers are usually Philip Rivers, Tyrod Taylor or Romo, so I needed to scramble a bit and hit Matt Stafford in the flat. His second half last season was his best stretch of football ever, and it came under a new offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter. Stafford did lose Calvin Johnson, but I'm high on Marvin Jones and think the Lions will need to throw the ball quite a bit this year.

15.01169Mike Clay - ESPNSeahawks, Seattle SEA Def
15.02170Fantasy Douche - RotoVizFitzpatrick, Ryan NYJ QB
15.03171Evan Silva - RotoworldCutler, Jay CHI QB
15.04172Sigmund Bloom - FootballguysSpiller, C.J. NOS RB
15.05173Sean Koerner - Stats.comBroncos, Denver DEN Def
15.06174Jeff Ratcliffe - Pro Football FocusChiefs, Kansas City KCC Def
15.07175Andy Behrens -- YahooAiken, Kamar BAL WR
15.08176John Paulsen - 4for4.comSmith, Alex KCC QB
15.09177Chet Gresham - WalterFootball.comRidley, Stevan DET RB
15.10178Dave Richard - CBS.comWilliams, Terrance DAL WR
15.11179Bob Harris - Football DiehardsTexans, Houston HOU Def
15.12180Pat Fitzmaurice -- SI.comMatthews, Rishard TEN WR

Round 15:
We're now into the defenses! Wooo! In MFL10s, the stats show that choosing three defenses is the best way to manipulate the best-ball format to your advantage, so you'll see pretty much all of the defenses taken... I used this round on Stevan Ridley, who I've always liked as a runner, but his injury kept him out of all last season. He now moves to Detroit, which could use a between-the-tackles runner. If he has regained his old form, he could be a decent source for touchdowns this year.

16.01181Pat Fitzmaurice -- SI.comVikings, Minnesota MIN Def
16.02182Bob Harris - Football DiehardsConley, Chris KCC WR
16.03183Dave Richard - CBS.comJohnson, Chris ARI RB
16.04184Chet Gresham - WalterFootball.comPanthers, Carolina CAR Def
16.05185John Paulsen - 4for4.comGarcon, Pierre WAS WR
16.06186Andy Behrens -- YahooBengals, Cincinnati CIN Def
16.07187Jeff Ratcliffe - Pro Football FocusSmelter, DeAndre SFO WR
16.08188Sean Koerner - Stats.comCruz, Victor NYG WR
16.09189Sigmund Bloom - Footballguys.comJanis, Jeff GBP WR
16.10190Evan Silva - RotoworldWalford, Clive OAK TE
16.11191Fantasy Douche - RotoVizJaguars, Jacksonville JAC Def
16.12192Mike Clay - ESPNJets, New York NYJ Def

Round 16:
This round is almost too boring to write about. I took the Panthers' defense, snooze... Chris Johnson is the backup to David Johnson... . Pierre Garcon has showed us some signs of decline and now has Josh Doctson to deal with... Victor Cruz will need to stay healthy and beat out Sterling Shepard... Jeff Janis could beat out Davante Adams for the No. 3 receiver position in Green Bay, but it's going to be a competition.

17.01193Mike Clay - ESPNWatson, Ben BAL TE
17.02194Fantasy Douche - RotoVizRedskins, Washington WAS Def
17.03195Evan Silva - RotoworldJohnson, Stevie SDC WR
17.04196Sigmund Bloom - FootballguysCrowder, Jamison WAS WR
17.05197Sean Koerner - Stats.comHillman, Ronnie DEN RB
17.06198Jeff Ratcliffe - Pro Football FocusWest, Charcandrick KCC RB
17.07199Andy Behrens -- YahooRams, Los Angeles RAM Def
17.08200John Paulsen - 4for4.comPatriots, New England NEP Def
17.09201Chet Gresham - WalterFootball.comHogan, Chris NEP WR
17.10202Dave Richard - CBS.comMcFadden, Darren DAL RB
17.11203Bob Harris - Football DiehardsHardy, Justin ATL WR
17.12204Pat Fitzmaurice -- SI.comThompson, Chris WAS RB

Round 17:
I'm a Jamison Crowder fan and think he continues to stay on the field in Washington as the slot man... I've waffled on Stevie Johnson after Travis Benjamin was acquired, but I still like him and think he will see plenty of work underneath, especially if Antonio Gates has any health issues in this, his 29th year in the league.

18.01205Pat Fitzmaurice -- SI.comBills, Buffalo BUF Def
18.02206Bob Harris - Football DiehardsRaiders, Oakland OAK Def
18.03207Dave Richard - CBS.comWashington, DeAndre OAK RB (R)
18.04208Chet Gresham - WalterFootball.comGiants, New York NYG Def
18.05209John Paulsen - 4for4.comSteelers, Pittsburgh PIT Def
18.06210Andy Behrens -- YahooFlacco, Joe BAL QB
18.07211Jeff Ratcliffe - Pro Football FocusEagles, Philadelphia PHI Def
18.08212Sean Koerner - Stats.comWilliams, Maxx BAL TE
18.09213Sigmund Bloom - Footballguys.comPackers, Green Bay GBP Def
18.10214Evan Silva - RotoworldRavens, Baltimore BAL Def
18.11215Fantasy Douche - RotoVizEllington, Andre ARI RB
18.12216Mike Clay - ESPNColts, Indianapolis IND Def

Round 18:
Andre Ellington has done hit the skids. Last season, he was a top pick, and this year, he's going in the 18th round. His true value is as an ancillary piece, and he could pay big dividends for the Cardinals lining up wide and working on some third downs, so it will be interesting to see how he does this year. . . The best pick in this round goes to Dave Richard, who grabbed DeAndre Washington. Washington has holes in his game as a blocker and his vision isn't always great, but he has the skills of a three-down back and Latavius Murray just isn't getting it done. If we don't see marked improvement from Murray, there's a good chance Washington can carve a big role out for himself.

19.01217Mike Clay - ESPNSmallwood, Wendell PHI RB (R)
19.02218Fantasy Douche - RotoVizTitans, Tennessee TEN Def
19.03219Evan Silva - RotoworldLions, Detroit DET Def
19.04220Sigmund Bloom - FootballguysDolphins, Miami MIA Def
19.05221Sean Koerner - Stats.comBridgewater, Teddy MIN QB
19.06222Jeff Ratcliffe - Pro Football FocusMontgomery, Ty GBP WR
19.07223Andy Behrens -- YahooStrong, Jaelen HOU WR
19.08224John Paulsen - 4for4.comTye, Will NYG TE
19.09225Chet Gresham - WalterFootball.comBuccaneers, Tampa Bay TBB Def
19.10226Dave Richard - CBS.comBears, Chicago CHI Def
19.11227Bob Harris - Football DiehardsHooper, Austin ATL TE (R)
19.12228Pat Fitzmaurice -- SI.comCowboys, Dallas DAL Def

Round 19:
Another nice running back flier is Wendell Smallwood, who Mike Clay grabbed in the 19th round. Ryan Mathews is his own biggest impediment to playing time and we know of his soft tissue weaknesses... Austin Hooper is another rookie who has a decent path to playing time. Of course, tight ends hardly ever do much as rookies, but the Falcons need pass-catchers and Hooper is a nice all-around player, who should be able to pick up nuances quickly.

20.01229Pat Fitzmaurice -- SI.comKendricks, Lance RAM TE
20.02230Bob Harris - Football DiehardsBarner, Kenjon PHI RB
20.03231Dave Richard - CBS.comMcDonald, Vance SFO TE
20.04232Chet Gresham - WalterFootball.comQuick, Brian RAM WR
20.05233John Paulsen - 4for4.comArtis-Payne, Cameron CAR RB
20.06234Andy Behrens -- YahooMorris, Alfred DAL RB
20.07235Jeff Ratcliffe - Pro Football FocusWilliams, Jonathan BUF RB (R)
20.08236Sean Koerner - Stats.comBrowns, Cleveland CLE Def
20.09237Sigmund Bloom - Footballguys.comSaints, New Orleans NOS Def
20.10238Evan Silva - RotoworldChargers, San Diego SDC Def
20.11239Fantasy Douche - RotoVizAdams, Davante GBP WR
20.12240Mike Clay - ESPNRodgers, Richard GBP TE

Round 20:
Players were taken. Liam Neeson was unavailable for rescue and recovery.

In the end, I like the players I chose, but I don't like the makeup of my team. In future MFL10s, I will force myself to grab wide receivers earlier, as they are the safer pick, even if I like the upside of a running back more.

You can check out each individual team here and let me know in the comments who you think finished with the best.

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