Friday, July 26, 2013

Fantasy Football - Yahoo ADP Mock Draft

The first thing I did was remove Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez from the list as any owner in their right mind would not bother drafting Gronk within the first 7 rounds.  Then I removed all D/ST and kickers.  That being said there are still a TON of guys that went "undrafted" in this 10 team Yahoo Mock Draft based on ADP and each team drafted consists of 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, and 1 TE. 

Just like last weeks ESPN ADP Mock Draft, there were no WR/QB combo picks drafted in the 1st round, and while Calvin Johnson still went 7th overall, Aaron Rodgers fell to the 1st pick of round 2.  Just 1 more QB (Drew Brees) & 4 more WRs were drafted in the 2nd.  Jimmy Graham jumped from the third round to the middle of round 2 at pick 16.  So out of the first 20 draft picks, 8 were not a RB, one more than the ESPN Mock. 

Again, Team 7 was the lone team to go WR/WR in rounds 1 and 2.  This time they draft Megatron and Dez Bryant, as A.J. Green moved up 2 slots.  Two teams drafted a RB/QB combo (Team 3, Doug Martin & Drew Brees) (Team 10, Alfred Morris & Aaron Rodgers), three teams went RB/WR (Team 4, Jamaal Charles & Julio Jones) (Team 6, C.J. Spiller & Brandon Marshall) (Team 9, Ray Rice & A.J. Green) and Team 5 was the only RB/TE with Marshawn Lynch & Jimmy Graham.

As teams are shifting to running back by committees, the stud backs are slowly diminishing!  Grab them while you can!  Don't be silly and draft your QB or WR or TE in the first two rounds!  After the jump we break down each round and discuss the MANY available QBs and WRs which will help you understand why there is no need to rush into drafting a player of that position!



Team 1Team 2Team 3Team 4Team 5
Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)Arian Foster (Hou - RB)Doug Martin (TB - RB)Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)Marshawn Lynch (Sea - RB)
Matt Forte (Chi - RB)Steven Jackson (Atl - RB)Drew Brees (NO - QB)Julio Jones (Atl - WR)Jimmy Graham (NO - TE)
Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)Maurice Jones-Drew (Jac - RB)Peyton Manning (Den - QB)Cam Newton (Car - QB)
Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)Dwayne Bowe (KC - WR)Marques Colston (NO - WR)Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
Reggie Wayne (Ind - WR)Wes Welker (Den - WR)Hakeem Nicks (NYG - WR)Danny Amendola (NE - WR)Torrey Smith (Bal - WR)
James Jones (GB - WR)Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)Dennis Pitta (Bal - TE)Vernon Davis (SF - TE)Lamar Miller (Mia - RB)
Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)Greg Olsen (Car - TE)Cecil Shorts (Jac - WR)Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)Danario Alexander (SD - WR)


Team 6Team 7Team 8Team 9Team 10
C.J. Spiller (Buf - RB)Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)LeSean McCoy (Phi - RB)Ray Rice (Bal - RB)Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
Brandon Marshall (Chi - WR)Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)Trent Richardson (Cle - RB)A.J. Green (Cin - WR)Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
Roddy White (Atl - WR)Victor Cruz (NYG - WR)Randall Cobb (GB - WR)Percy Harvin (Sea - WR)Andre Johnson (Hou - WR)
Tom Brady (NE - QB)Frank Gore (SF - RB)Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)Chris Johnson (Ten - RB)Stevan Ridley (NE - RB)
Jason Witten (Dal - TE)Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)Robert Griffin III (Was - QB)Tony Gonzalez (Atl - TE)Mike Wallace (Mia - WR)
Darren McFadden (Oak - RB)DeMarco Murray (Dal - RB)Steve Smith (Car - WR)Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)Eric Decker (Den - WR)
DeSean Jackson (Phi - WR)Owen Daniels (Hou - TE)Antonio Gates (SD - TE)Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)

Round 1: The threat of Bernard Pierce has really hurt Ray Rice and his fantasy value.  But that could be a blessing in disguise for those of us drafting at the back end of the 1st round!  If you can land Ray Rice with the 9th pick of your draft, consider that a victory! 

Round 2:  Without RG3 healthy, it is yet to be seen how valuable Alfred Morris truly is.  That being said, you better follow up that pick with another RB just in case!  Only 3 RBs in the 2nd round?!  WOW if you drafted in the top 3 and had to wait this long only to find Steven Jackson and Matt Forte falling into your lap you better pounce! Don't worry about the top 5 WRs being gone, you might even want to draft a 3rd RB!

Round 3:  What is crystal clear in Yahoo leagues is that WRs are OVERVALUED!  Remember this when headed into a draft.  By the end of Round 3 12 of the 30 players drafted are WRs.  That's just wrong!  Considering by this point in the draft at least 20 RBs should have been drafted, Rodgers and Brees plus Jimmy Graham, that leaves you with just 7....7 wide receivers that should have been gone, not 12. 

Round 4:  Stevan Ridley was drafted in Round 2 of the ESPN ADP Mock Draft, here he is selected in the 4th round!  Chris Johnson and Frank Gore are also being picked a round later. 

Rounds 5-7: Could you imagine relying on Le'Veon Bell, a rookie, week in and week out from the get go?  That's what will happen if you wait for running backs!  Look at who else was drafted in the later rounds, TE's Tony Gonzalez, Jason Witten, Kyle Rudolph & Antonio Gates.  Don't waste your 2nd round pick on Jimmy Graham!  Matt Ryan and even Matthew Stafford are extremely valuable 5th and 7th round picks, so dont worry about grabbing Peyton Manning or even Tom Brady in the 3rd and 4th rounds.Eric Decker, Hakeem Nicks and Torrey Smith in the 5th, 6th and 7th rounds....why reach for Larry Fitzgerald in the 3rd?

Best of the undrafted:
Andrew Luck (IND - QB)
Tony Romo (DAL - QB)

Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
  • Not too many QBs in the league have Hakeem Nicks & Victor Cruz to throw the ball too!
Ben Roethlisberger (PIT - QB)

Reggie Bush (DET - RB)
David Wilson (NYG - RB)
Montee Ball (DEN - RB)
Darren Sproles (NO - RB)

  • If you are playing in a PPR league and this guy goes undrafted, then something went wrong!
Ryan Mathews (SD - RB)
Ahmad Bradshaw (IND - RB)
Rashard Mendenhall (ARI - RB)
Chris Ivory (NYJ - RB)
Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
Vick Ballard (IND - RB)
  • The way Ahmad Bradshaw misses games, Ballard still has tons of value.  Plus the goal line carries will be Vick's
Shane Vereen (NE - RB)
Greg Jennings (MIN - WR)
  • You want Danario Alexander?  Fine have him, I'll take Jennings!
Tavon Austin (STL - WR)
Stevie Johnson (BUF - WR)
Miles Austin (DAL - WR)
Jeremy Maclin (PHI - WR)
Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
T.Y. Hilton (IND - WR)
Mike Williams (TB - WR)
Lance Moore (NO - WR)

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