Saturday, July 20, 2019

2-QB PPR Fantasy Football Mock Draft: 12 Teams, 6th Pick

Leading up to the start of the 2019 NFL season, we will use the 2019 Fantasy Football Mock Draft Simulator (powered by FantasyPros) to complete fantasy football mock drafts.

We will use a variety of scoring formats -- PPR, half-PPR, standard scoring and even 2-QB leagues, league sizes and draft slots. The goal is to give you a good representation of the team that you may be able to construct given your league settings and the rationale of why we made the picks we did.

>> Our mocks will be tracked here: Fantasy Football Mock Drafts.

That said, nothing beats practicing yourself so (check out the simulator) and complete a mock in a matter of minutes.

2-QB PPR Mock Draft: 12 Teams, 6th Pick

Without further ado, here are the picks of our 12-team two-QB fantasy football mock draft using point-per-reception (PPR) scoring:

1.06 - David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals

Believing 2019 will be "similar to 2016" (2,118 YFS and 20 TDs), Johnson (once again) has his sights set on a 1,000/1,000 season. Given the up-tempo and wide-open nature of the offense, Johnson should have a lot more opportunities to make plays in space and significantly improve upon last year's numbers even if it's not another 2,000/20 campaign.

2.07 - James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Conner missed three games and was less productive in the second half of the season, but he still finished as PPR's RB7. In his first eight games, Conner rushed for 100-plus yards five times and scored multiple touchdowns in four of those games. Conner failed to exceed 65 rushing yards in his final five games. Especially if he can stay healthy and be more consistent from start to end, the sky's the limit for the Pittsburgh's workhorse back.

3.06 - Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

Playing full 16-game slates in back-to-back years, Allen saw his numbers dip year-over-year, but he still put up a healthy 97/1,196/6 stat line (WR12 in PPR). I considered another running back (Leonard Fournette) here, but Allen is about as steady and consistent as it gets.

4.07 - Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers

The ninth QB off the board, Newton has finished as a top-four fantasy quarterback in five of eight seasons. A shoulder injury slowed and eventually sidelined him down the stretch last season, but Newton was third in fantasy points through Week 13. I feel really good about getting my fifth-ranked QB after loading up with DJ/Conner/Keenan to start the draft.

- MORE: Check out Kevin Hanson's way-too-early 2020 NFL Mock Draft.

5.06 - Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Productive when given the opportunity, Godwin is poised to take another big step forward with DeSean Jackson now back in Philadelphia. Over the past two seasons, D-Jax has missed six games and Godwin has 98-plus yards in four of those games. Coach Bruce Arians has described the 23-year-old wideout as someone who could be "close to a 100-catch guy."

6.07 - Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams

There's a lot to like about Goff as my QB2 and sixth-round pick. Last year, Goff entered the season with an ADP of QB16 and finished as fantasy's QB7. The year before that, Goff was outside the top-24 fantasy QBs in ADP yet finished as a top-12 quarterback. With such a talented trio of wide receivers, it wouldn't be a surprise if Goff finished as a top-10 fantasy quarterback and outperformed his ADP once again.

7.06 - Phillip Lindsay, RB, Denver Broncos

From UDFA to Pro Bowler, Lindsay vastly exceeded the expectations that the fantasy community and general public had for him entering last season. Lindsday rushed for 1,037 yards (5.4 YPC), added 35 catches for 241 yards and scored a total of 10 touchdowns as a rookie. Even if the split with fellow second-year back Royce Freeman is narrower than last year's split, Lindsay should get more than the 227 touches he had as a rookie.

8.07 - Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals

Fitzgerald isn't getting any younger (then again, who is?) and he's coming off a disappointing season (69/734/6). Before last season, however, he posted three consecutive 100/1,000 seasons. Perhaps he won't bounce back to the 100/1,000 level, but the new offense should allow him to post better numbers in 2019.

9.06 - Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots

Father Time may be undefeated and the (soon-to-be) 42-year-old Brady is clearly on the decline, but the GOAT gives a viable bye-week replacement for Newton and Goff.

10.07 - David Njoku, TE, Cleveland Browns

In his age-22 season, Njoku finished 2018 with 56 catches, 639 yards and four touchdowns to end the year as fantasy's TE9 in PPR. Newcomer Odell Beckham may bump Njoku down a spot in the pecking order for targets, but the overall pie should be bigger for the ascending Baker Mayfield-led Cleveland Browns offense.

11.06 - Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers

Once again, Ekeler averaged more than five yards per carry and 10 yards per reception. But as he nearly doubled his workload (74 to 145 touches), Melvin Gordon's complementary back finished as the RB25 in PPR last season. Given Gordon's injury history and new threat of a holdout, Ekeler may see even more touches in 2019, but he has stand-alone value either way.

12.07 - DaeSean Hamilton, WR, Denver Broncos

Over each of the final four games of last season, Hamilton had at least eight targets, five receptions and 40 yards and was PPR's WR22 during that four-game stretch.

13.06 - Jamison Crowder, WR, New York Jets

A return to his 2016/2017 numbers -- 60-plus catches and 750-plus yards -- seems reasonable if Crowder (and Sam Darnold) can stay healthy.

14.07 - Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons

Sanu set a career high in receiving yards (838) in 2018 and just missed by one in receptions (66, career high: 67). Even with Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley ahead of him, Sanu adds quality depth for this team as its WR6.

15.06 - Jacksonville Jaguars D/ST

16.07 - Justin Jackson, RB, Los Angeles Chargers

Depending on Gordon's 2019 status, Jackson could have a lot of value heading into 2019. At a minimum, he's worth a dart throw as Gordon's injury history could lead to a few startable weeks even without an MG3 contract dispute.

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