CPGM Mock Draft Analysis
By: Matt Bradley @mattjbrad910
I’m going to talk you through 18 rounds of our recent Best Ball 12 team fantasy football mock draft at CPGM. The platform we used was www.draft.com which is really easy to setup both drafts and cash games with your close friends.
Pick 1.11 James Conner
In a deep 12 team mock draft, I wanted to have a running back that has a work horse role and Conner fits the bill. Not many other backs on the board can say that.
Pick 2.2 Odell Beckham Jr
I was targeting the wide receiver position in the second and landed Odell Beckham Jr on my team. Yes, he’s in a new offense and yes, he has been dinged up in the past, but the new offense suits his ability to go deep and as of now he’s healthy so I’ve got no problems taking him here.
Pick 3.11 Keenan Allen
Keenan Allen is a great asset in any PPR league and will fit well with my team as a WR2. Allen also had some of his best games last season when Melvin Gordon was out so he could be a big steal in drafts if Gordon doesn’t report.
Pick 4.2 Devonta Freeman
Freeman has the perception of injury written all over him, but I don’t see much difference between him and Dalvin Cook. His head coach says he might share time with the other backs on the team, but those other backs are Ito Smith and Quadree Olllison. I’m taking my chances with Freeman as my RB2.
Pick 5.11 Sony Michel
He will have his boom games and he will have his bust games but that is what I’m looking for in this mock draft and my flex position. I feel that my team is balanced enough to take on Sony’s risk in the 5th.
Pick 6.2 Cooper Kupp
To fill out my last starting WR position, I’m taking a guy who’s on a great offense and has shown that he can put up WR1 weeks. That’s what I did here with getting Cooper Kupp.
Pick 7.11 Dante Pettis
Dante Pettis will be a nice boom/bust player to insert into my flex when needed as well as provide some needed depth to my WR corps.
Pick 8.2 Vance McDonald
Normally in a standard 12tm 16 round draft that has k & D/st, I’m fine with taking two tight ends with my very last two picks and streaming the position, but with 18 rounds and no k or D/ST, McDonald is a good value here and a guy who might get a large share of the Antonio Brown vacated targets.
Pick 9.11 Carson Wentz
I value the QB position the same as TE, be as late as possible, but take value where you can get it, and I got some value here! The Fantasy Football community is all over the place with who’s going to breakout among the Philadelphia pass catchers so why not grab the guy throwing the ball to them.
Pick 10.2 Sterling Shepard
With starting 3 WRs, it doesn’t hurt to have depth at the position so grabbing my 5th WR in Shepard, who was recently extended by the team, stabilizes my WRs and I can focus on other positions in the next few rounds.
Pick 11.11 Peyton Barber
Peyton Barber will not win you a fantasy championship on his own, but he’s going to help your team if you draft him in the 11th round as he is a starting RB in the NFL.
Pick 12.2 Lamar Jackson
Jackson was actually auto drafted to my team in this mock draft, when I was targeting Josh Allen of Buffalo. I’m not the biggest Jackson guy as it was hard to watch him last season. However, this is fantasy football where mobility for a QB is a valuable asset. Jackson could have the Highest floor of all late round QBs because of his rushing. I would be more content with this pick if Jackson developed more accuracy and passed the ball more.
Pick 13.11 Nyheim Hines
Hines is expected to get third down work with the Colts, could be a value in any PPR setting and a nice safety valve for my fantasy team.
Pic 14.2 Albert Wilson
With so many WRs on a terrible Miami offense, I’m taking my shot with Albert Wilson, instead of one of the other post-hype pass catchers.
Pick 15.11 Mohamed Sanu
Sanu was the consistent WR2 in Atlanta’s offense last season. With Ridley being a boom or bust guy last year, Sanu offers a solid floor with touch down upside in a good offense.
Pick 16.2 Jack Doyle
Taking my shot here on a TE that has high upside and I see Jack Doyle fitting the description the best. Missing most of last season, Ebron broke out, but it could have just as easily been Doyle, who out snapped Ebron when they were both healthy.
Pick 17.11 Jalen Richard
Jalen Richard’s name was talked about a lot pre-draft and then Oakland took Josh Jacobs popping Richard’s fantasy value. Now he’s a wait and see guy who can catch passes out of the back field.
Pick 18.2 Mike Davis
Davis’s value jumps significantly if Cohen or Montgomery misses any time. He’s a handcuff worth holding onto in this deep league mock draft.
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