PPR Mock Draft Middle Pick (2019 Fantasy Football)
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Are you getting ready for a draft this weekend? The best way to prepare is by doing a few mock drafts over on the Draft Wizard! Why let all that research and preparation go to waste without having a feel for how the draft might fall to you? In this article, I’ll take you pick-by-pick through a PPR mock draft while selecting from the 6th spot.
Scoring and Roster Construction: PPR – one QB, two RBs, two WRs, one TE, one flex (RB/WR/TE), and six bench spots.
1.06 – Davante Adams (WR – GB)
After a breakout season in 2018, Adams is currently my WR1 heading into 2019. As the clear No. 1 option in Green Bay last season, Adams was fourth among WRs in receptions, and he hit double-digit TDs for the third straight year of his career. I’m not sure there is a better bet for 10+ touchdowns this season.
2.07 – Mike Evans (WR – TB)
Has anyone ever had a quieter 1,500 yards season than Mike Evans did last year? Evans might not have 100 catch upside, but he doesn’t need top-end target numbers to put up a ton of yardage. With Evans and Adams on this roster, I have a decent chance for 20+ TDs between them.
3.06 – Kerryon Johnson (RB – DET)
Injuries derailed Johnson’s rookie season in Detroit, but despite the Lions’ refusal to give him the majority of the workload, Johnson showed signs of being a high-end RB. In just 10 games in 2018, he totaled 32 catches, which was a 51-catch pace. And that was with Theo Riddick in town. I was considering Devonta Freeman with this pick, but I went with Johnson due to it being full PPR. If he’s given a chance this year, I think there is RB1 upside with this selection.
4.07 – Cooper Kupp (WR – LAR)
Recent reports on Kupp have been great, and if he’s 100 percent heading into Week 1, he might be my favorite Rams WR this season. In eight games in 2018, Kupp was T-11 in points per game. He would have been sixth in points per game if you exclude the Week 6 game against Denver in which he left early. With Kupp as my flex, I feel like I have a legitimate shot at having three WRs with double-digit TDs.
5.06 – Calvin Ridley (WR – ATL)
With only one RB entering Round 5, that was where I was looking first, but I didn’t love the players available. With the non-PPR options on the board such as Derrick Henry and Sony Michel available, I thought Ridley was worth grabbing here. Ridley did only have 64 receptions last season as a rookie, and while his upside might be capped with Julio Jones in town, I think he’s still an excellent flex option in PPR.
6.07 – David Montgomery (WR – CHI)
Maybe I picked the wrong Chicago Bears RB for this format, but while I think Tarik Cohen will be solid, I think Montgomery has some very nice upside heading into his rookie season. Despite only having 20 receptions, Jordan Howard was able to finish as the RB20 last season in this offense. We might not know what Montgomery’s exact role in the passing game will be, but I think he has the talent to at least match what Howard did in 2018. I like him as an RB2 option.
7.06 – Tevin Coleman (RB – SF)
Coleman will, of course, be reunited with his former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco this season. While paired in Atlanta in 2016, Coleman finished with 149 touches, 941 total yards, and 11 total TDs as the No. 2 RB on the Falcons. Getting Coleman as my third RB in Round 7 is a great value, and it provides me with someone I can rotate with Montgomery if needed.
8.07 – Corey Davis (WR – TEN)
Dynasty owners are more than familiar with Corey Davis’ first two years in the league. As he enters his third season, many would consider this a make-or-break season for the young WR. Despite highly inconsistent QB play in 2018, Davis did finish as the WR28 on just 112 targets. The Titans project as a run-first offense again this season, but I think that there will be enough for Davis to be an adequate flex option.
9.06 – Derrius Guice (RB – WAS)
Already having five WRs heading into Round 9, I decided to take a little bit of a risk to get some RB depth. Derrius Guice finally saw action in Week 3 of the preseason for the first time since tearing his ACL last year, and beyond the injury question marks, there are obvious concerns regarding the offense around him this year. However, in Round 9, I like taking a shot on an RB that has RB2 upside in my opinion.
10.07 – Matt Breida (RB – SF)
If you’re like me, when you hear the name “Matt Breida,” your first thought might be back to all the times he left the field with injuries in 2018. But you may be surprised to learn that Breida was able to put together over 1,000 total yards last season and had just one fewer yard than Tevin Coleman in two fewer games. By drafting Breida here in Round 10, I’m locking up the 49ers backfield, and I feel like there’s a good shot that one of them will turn into an RB2 this season.
11.06 – James Washington (WR – PIT)
This was my sixth WR, so I’m taking a swing for the fences here. With Antonio Brown no longer in town, there are a ton of targets available for the taking, and the Steelers have a pretty decent track record with WRs. Washington is one of my favorite players to target in the double-digit rounds.
12.07 – Lamar Jackson (QB – BAL)
If you’ve read any of my other mock drafts this offseason, you’ve heard how deep the QB position is this season. Now, always adjust for your league as draft trends or scoring settings could cause more QBs to go early, but if you can, waiting on the position is a great option. Jackson has about as much upside as any QB heading into the season based on the potential off-the-charts rushing numbers he could produce. Even if you’re only drafting Jackson to start the season and potentially reevaluate after a few weeks, you can’t get much better of a schedule to start the season. Baltimore will match up against the Dolphins, Cardinals, and Chiefs the first three weeks.
13.06 – Greg Olsen (TE – CAR)
If I end up not taking one of the big three, and I miss out on Evan Engram in Round 5 or 6, then I’m just going to plan on steaming the position. Olsen is hard to trust to stay healthy for 16 games but could get off to a strong start, because he’s got matchups against the Rams and Buccaneers at home to start the year.
I love this squad. Starting with Adams and Evans gives me two WRs that are “set it and forget it” options. I felt like I was also able to find excellent values at the RB position while still building out some solid depth at WR. Yes, I’m a little weak at TE, but I feel comfortable with the rest of my squad and feel like I could steam the position and still have a successful season with this team like this.
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