Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Keeper League Analysis & Takeaways (2022)
Andrew Erickson recently jumped into the FantasyPros Discord and did a live Half PPR Mock Draft with some premium subscribers. See below for the complete results and Erickson’s notes about how the draft played out.
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Other fantasy football mock drafts:
- 12-team, 1QB, standard, late pick
- 12-team, 1QB, full-PPR, late pick
- Analyst half-PPR mock draft
- 12-team, 1QB, full-PPR, early pick
- Andrew Erickson’s Live PPR Mock Draft
- 12-team, 1QB, full-PPR
- Analyst full-PPR mock draft
Andrew Erickson Live Half PPR Mock Draft Results
Your eyes might fall out if you glance at this draft board and see that Andrew Erickson, or “BEEFCAKE” as he’s known in this fictional league, grabbed Jonathan Taylor at 1.09 and Dalvin Cook in the second round. But that’s because this is a keeper league and those two players were kept. Deep breaths. Relax. Crisis averted. THOSE TWO PLAYERS ARE KEEPERS.
Got it? Ok, let’s look at the rest of the draft board.
Andrew Erickson Recap & Analysis
After that, it was awkward adjusting to the players available. The draft board was slightly different than what I am accustomed to. I went with Courtland Sutton and Mike Williams as two WRs with upside in Rounds 3 and 4. The Chargers projected No. 2 receiver finished as a top-12 WR at the same rate as Keenan Allen a season ago (33%). Zero regrets taking WRs with sky-high upside in high-powered offenses.
If Jalen Hurts is available in Round 7, there’s no way he’s getting past me. I’d take him as early as Round 6, but he routinely falls. I do somewhat regret the pairing of Allen Robinson and Dalton Schultz in Rounds 6 and 7.
After that Kareem Hunt was an easy selection in Round 8. After Round 3-7 – where I typically am aggressively going after WRs – Rounds 8-10 is for going back to the running backs. Hunt played in just eight games last season – four of which he finished as a top-6 running back.
But by selecting Landry, I missed out on locking up my Dalvin Cook insurance policy Alexander Mattison. To handcuff or not to handcuff is a tale as old as time. And I understand both sides of the argument.
On one hand, sacrificing a Round 10 pick to ensure the Vikings RB1 slot all season is an enticing proposition. On the other hand, wasting a roster spot on a player that needs an injury to be fantasy-relevant seems sub-optimal and limits the top-tier upside of the roster.
I’ll rather just draft someone else’s handcuff and hope their starting running back gets hurt. Besides, how long will the other owner hold onto Mattison after a month of nothing? Chances are he will hit waivers sooner rather than later, so just snag him once he’s a free agent.
View the complete results of this draft over at the FantasyPros Draft Wizard Draft Analyzer.
Andrew Erickson’s 2022 Redraft Fantasy Football Rankings
ADP – Average Draft Position
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