Aug. 22, 2019.
This is a 2019 Fantasy Football PPR Mock Draft I took part in with 11 friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter (@walterfootball. As usual, I’ll have analysis of my picks, as well as the best and worst selections every two rounds.
Just a heads up that we have 2019 Fantasy Football Mock Drafts every Wednesday afternoon or evening. Check out the forum or follow me on Twitter to find out when the next mock draft will be.
MY PICKS, ROUNDS 1-2: I own the second pick in one of my higher-stakes PPR leagues, so I wanted to practice from that slot. The thing is, the person who’s drafting first already told me he’s not selecting Saquon Barkley, so I’m going to end up with Barkley with the No. 2 choice in that league. Here, I chose the next-best PPR option, Christian McCaffrey.
Things didn’t go as well in the second round. The wide receivers dried up in a hurry, as the people in this mock were smart and didn’t waste their picks (for the most part.) Stefon Diggs was a fine consolation prize, but I wasn’t excited to make the pick.
BEST PICKS, ROUNDS 1-2: The people in the chat correctly predicted that I wanted Adam Thielen or Keenan Allen. I ended up with neither. Hopefully things go better for me in the real draft. In addition to Thielen and Allen, JuJu Smith-Schuster provided great value at 2.03.
WORST PICKS, ROUNDS 1-2: Ezekiel Elliott isn’t great at No. 6, but James Conner at the seventh slot is far worse. Conner is not nearly as talented as everyone else chosen in the first round, and he’s not a great player for PPR formats.
I don’t like the Dalvin Cook pick either. Cook is injury-prone and his offensive line sucks.
MY PICKS, ROUNDS 3-4: It came down to Leonard Fournette and Melvin Gordon. I believe Gordon will play at some point this year, but he could sit out half the year without screwing up his free agency for next year. Fournette is much safer, and I expect him to have a rebound season.
BEST PICKS, ROUNDS 3-4: Gordon is solid value at 3.10, albeit a risky pick. Meanwhile, I wanted some of the receivers in the fourth round like Kenny Golladay and Tyler Lockett.
WORST PICKS, ROUNDS 3-4: Antonio Brown and Josh Jacobs are on my 2019 Fantasy Football Busts list, so check that out to see why I think they’re being drafted too early.
George Kittle was the worst pick in these two rounds. Kittle is a candidate for regression, and running back and receiver are too thin to spend an early choice on a tight end. The same goes for the Zach Ertz pick.
MY PICKS, ROUNDS 5-6: I continued to pick receivers. Most of the players on my sleepers list are running backs, so I’m confident I can obtain some great values late to complement the two studs I chose early.
BEST PICKS, ROUNDS 5-6: I would have chosen Will Fuller over Curtis Samuel, but MillerTime made a great pick in the sixth round. I also would have considered Tevin Coleman, A.J. Green, Robby Anderson and Miles Sanders with my sixth pick.
WORST PICKS, ROUNDS 5-6: D.J. Moore over Curtis Samuel is like so June 2019. Samuel is the Carolina receiver you want. I didn’t hate any other picks outside of the quarterback and tight end selections. You can wait on these positions this year, and you almost have to, given how thin running back and wide receiver are.
MY PICKS, ROUNDS 7-8: I started with the final receiver I would choose in this draft. Jimmy Garoppolo has struggled, but considering Dante Pettis produced on a high level with Nick Mullens last year, he should be fine.
Ideally, I would wait until the ninth round to take Devin Singletary, but I don’t think he would’ve lasted that long in a draft with readers of the site. Besides, it’s not like there were many other viable options at running back.
BEST PICKS, ROUNDS 7-8: I was planning on taking a quarterback in the eighth round, but that changed when Cam Newton, Russell Wilson and Baker Mayfield were plucked off the board. Those were all great picks, as were the Darrell Henderson and Geronimo Allison selections. I would have taken Allison had Pettis not been available. Meanwhile, I would have gone Henderson-Singletary rather than Singletary-Justice Hill at the turn had the Rams backup been available.
WORST PICKS, ROUNDS 7-8: I don’t like the Corey Davis and Rashaad Penny picks. Penny has looked sluggish in the preseason and is clearly behind Chris Carson. Davis, meanwhile, plays with a mediocre passing quarterback in the slowest-moving offense in the NFL. There’s just no upside there.
MY PICKS, ROUNDS 9-10: Justice Hill is near the top of my Fantasy Football Sleepers list. Meanwhile, I waited until the 10th round to take a quarterback because all the value was gone in Round 8. Don’t be afraid to be patient with quarterbacks, but don’t wait past Round 10 because your league mates will begin taking their backups at the position.
BEST PICKS, ROUNDS 9-10: I would have chosen Andrew Luck over Jameis Winston, so that was a great pick. Also, I have to praise the Darwin Thompson and Tony Pollard selections, as those players are high on my sleepers list as well.
WORST PICKS, ROUNDS 9-10: How many times do I need to say it? Don’t take a defense in the first 10 rounds. Not under any circumstances. Not even if you’re held at gunpoint and are told to do so.
MY PICKS, ROUNDS 11-12: I don’t think it’s a guarantee that James Conner will be Pittsburgh’s starting running back the entire year. Jaylen Samuels is a great receiving back, so he’s worth taking in the middle rounds of a PPR league.
If you haven’t heard of who Dare Ogunbowale is, check out my Fantasy Football Sleepers list. You’ll want to get O’Gun, Bow & Ale on your fantasy roster.
BEST PICKS, ROUNDS 11-12: Damien Harris and Tre’Quan Smith are my favorite picks from these two rounds. Harris could be New England’s starter at some point this year because of Sony Michel’s knees. Meanwhile, Smith is Drew Brees’ No. 2 receiver, so he’ll be fantasy relevant.
WORST PICKS, ROUNDS 11-12: I still don’t like defenses this early. There’s no reason to choose one until the final round. Nothing else stood out to me as terrible.
MY PICKS, ROUNDS 13-15: I finally landed my tight end. I like playing matchups when it comes to tight ends, so I’ll likely go through 10-12 of them throughout the season. Unless someone great falls to you, I recommend that you do the same. After the first few tight ends, they’re all the same.
Also, it’s worth noting that I did not choose a defense. I wanted a backup quarterback instead. There’s no reason to pick a defense or a kicker in your fantasy drafts. Spend your final picks on high-upside players instead and worry about finding a kicker and a defense just prior to Week 1 beginning.
BEST PICKS, ROUNDS 13-15: High-upside picks include: Preston Williams and Jalen Hurd.
WORST PICKS, ROUNDS 13-15: Low-upside picks include: Dak Prescott, Michael Gallup and every kicker chosen before the 15th round.
‘ll be adjusting some of my Fantasy Football Rankings based on these draft results, so check them out. Also, we’ll be doing mock drafts every Wednesday afternoon or evening, so come join us!
My Fantasy Team:
QB – Jameis Winston, Buccaneers
RB – Christian McCaffrey, Panthers
RB – Leonard Fournette, Jaguars
WR – Stefon Diggs, Vikings
WR – Chris Godwin, Buccaneers
RB/WR – Calvin Ridley, WR, Falcons
TE – Delanie Walker, Titans
K – Matt Wile, Vikings
DEF – None
BN – Curtis Samuel, WR, Panthers
BN – Dante Pettis, WR, 49ers
BN – Devin Singletary, RB, Bills
BN – Justice Hill, RB, Ravens
BN – Jaylen Samuels, RB, Steelers
BN – Dare Ogunbowale, RB, Buccaneers
BN – Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, 49ers
If my PPR team ends up this way, I won’t be too upset. It’s obviously not ideal that I couldn’t land a better quarterback in Round 8 or a superior wide receiver at the end of the second round, but hopefully things are different when the real draft rolls around.
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