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Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Jordan Love, Derrick Henry, Diontae Johnson (2024)

Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Jordan Love, Derrick Henry, Diontae Johnson (2024)

While the 2024 NFL season is still months away, it’s never too early to prepare for fantasy football drafts. Players will see their fantasy value skyrocket or tank depending on what happens during the NFL Draft. However, practice makes perfect, so let’s do an early fantasy football mock draft.

I was slotted 10th in this 12-team, superflex mock with PPR scoring settings. The lineup for this mock draft is one quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, one tight end, two flex, one superflex, and six bench spots.

My strategy for this mock draft was to take back-to-back quarterbacks with my first two selections to avoid having a quarterback run happen before I could pick again. After that, I went with a best-player-available approach with a slight lean towards drafting running backs early to take advantage of the depth at wide receiver. Without further ado, let’s see how things shake out. Here are my full 2024 fantasy football mock draft results. Below we dive into a few notable picks.

PPR Superflex Mock Draft

Pick 2.03 – Jordan Love (QB – GB)

Some will hate that I went with back-to-back quarterbacks to start this mock draft. However, I couldn’t be happier with my first two picks. Love was outstanding in his first year as the starter, ending the season as the QB5, averaging 18.8 fantasy points per game. While he had a rough patch, Love was outstanding to end the year. Love was the QB2 over the final eight weeks of the regular season, averaging 21.2 fantasy points per game. He should only get better heading into his second year under center.

Pick 5.10 – Derrick Henry (RB – BAL)

Some will fade Henry because he turned 30 in January. However, he was the RB8 in 2023, averaging 14.5 fantasy points per game despite playing behind one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL. More importantly, the notion that the veteran won’t put up big numbers in Baltimore because of Lamar Jackson is false. Last year, the Ravens’ running back unit had 21 rushing touchdowns, which would have ranked seventh in the NFL.

Pick 8.03 – Diontae Johnson (WR – CAR)

Many believe Johnson’s fantasy value declined after getting traded to the Panthers this offseason. However, it’s a positive for the veteran receiver, as he got a significant upgrade at quarterback from Kenny Pickett to Bryce Young. Last year, the No. 1 NFL Draft pick struggled because his offensive line and receiving core were awful. Carolina improved the offensive line in free agency and traded for Johnson. The veteran is an excellent route runner and should command a heavy target share from the young quarterback.

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