Coaching camps are underway, so now we actually have one thing to get enthusiastic about. Common optimism for NFL fan bases might be by no means larger than it’s this week, earlier than preseason accidents and regular-season losses can put a damper on issues.

Earlier than turning the calendar to August, our ESPN Fantasy workers obtained collectively for our newest mock, a 10-team, non-PPR setup that includes the next members (so as of draft place): Jim McCormick, Eric Karabell, Damian Dabrowski, Kyle Soppe, Mike Clay, Keith Lipscomb, Mike Triplett, Tristan H. Cockcroft, KC Joyner and Field Yates.

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Whereas the primary spherical was expectedly working back-heavy, the largest shock of Spherical 1 got here when a decent finish got here off the board earlier than a large receiver did. Cockcroft chosen Travis Kelce eighth general, which was seven spots sooner than the Chiefs star went in every of our first two mocks, each of which have been PPR setups.

“I did not really feel nice about Todd Gurley at that spot — I used to be actually hoping both David Johnson or Melvin Gordon would slide,” Cockcroft stated. “However figuring out this group, I used to be assured Gurley would make it again to my choose at 13 — which he did — anyway.”

Cockcroft went on to elucidate his ideas on having a later draft slot on this mock.

“The issue with a back-end choose in a non-PPR draft is that you just’re not going to get any of the premium working backs,” he stated, “that means you may want to maximise each different lineup spot you possibly can, which additionally explains the Deshaun Watson choose later [third QB selected]. We challenge Kelce for roughly 40 factors greater than another tight finish within the format. That is large.”

The primary wideout (DeAndre Hopkins) did not go till the ultimate choose of the primary spherical, and quarterbacks lasted a very long time, like at all times in our workers mocks. Two of our drafters (Clay and Karabell) even waited till the ultimate spherical to pick one. Clay stated he “drafted his kicker and protection earlier than QB on precept” after seeing what number of high quality signal-callers have been nonetheless obtainable late.

That is the state of the place proper now, and particularly in a 10-team league, it is why many use the center rounds to load up on backs and receivers as an alternative of taking QBs and tight ends (as soon as the highest three are gone).

Listed below are the round-by-round outcomes:

Spherical 1

Choose General By Participant Pos Rank
1 1 McCormick Saquon Barkley, NYG RB1
2 2 Karabell Christian McCaffrey, Automobile RB2
3 3 Dabrowski Ezekiel Elliott, Dal RB3
4 4 Soppe Alvin Kamara, NO RB4
5 5 Clay Le’Veon Bell, NYJ RB5
6 6 Lipscomb David Johnson, Ari RB6
7 7 Triplett Melvin Gordon, LAC RB7
8 8 Cockcroft Travis Kelce, KC TE1
9 9 Joyner James Conner, Pit RB8
10 10 Yates DeAndre Hopkins, Hou WR1

Spherical 2

Choose General By Participant Pos Rank
1 11 Yates Davante Adams, GB WR2
2 12 Joyner Julio Jones, Atl WR3
3 13 Cockcroft Todd Gurley II, LAR RB9
4 14 Triplett Michael Thomas, NO WR4
5 15 Lipscomb Odell Beckham Jr., Cle WR5
6 16 Clay Antonio Brown, Oak WR6
7 17 Soppe Joe Mixon, Cin RB10
8 18 Dabrowski JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pit WR7
9 19 Karabell Dalvin Prepare dinner, Min RB11
10 20 McCormick Tyreek Hill, KC WR8

Spherical 3

Choose General By Participant Pos Rank
1 21 McCormick Mike Evans, TB WR9
2 22 Karabell Keenan Allen, LAC WR10
3 23 Dabrowski George Kittle, SF TE2
4 24 Soppe T.Y. Hilton, Ind WR11
5 25 Clay Zach Ertz, Phi TE3
6 26 Lipscomb Nick Chubb, Cle RB12
7 27 Triplett Devonta Freeman, Atl RB13
8 28 Cockcroft Leonard Fournette, Jax RB14
9 29 Joyner Derrick Henry, Ten RB15
10 30 Yates Josh Jacobs, Oak RB16

Spherical 4

Choose General By Participant Pos Rank
1 31 Yates A.J. Inexperienced, Cin WR12
2 32 Joyner Adam Thielen, Min WR13
3 33 Cockcroft Brandin Cooks, LAR WR14
4 34 Triplett Marlon Mack, Ind RB17
5 35 Lipscomb Damien Williams, KC RB18
6 36 Clay Amari Cooper, Dal WR15
7 37 Soppe Julian Edelman, NE WR16
8 38 Dabrowski Chris Carson, Sea RB19
9 39 Karabell Stefon Diggs, Min WR17
10 40 McCormick Aaron Jones, GB RB20

Spherical 5

Choose General By Participant Pos Rank
1 41 McCormick Patrick Mahomes, KC QB1
2 42 Karabell Robert Woods, LAR WR18
3 43 Dabrowski Chris Godwin, TB WR19
4 44 Soppe Cooper Kupp, LAR WR20
5 45 Clay Kerryon Johnson, Det RB21
6 46 Lipscomb Kenny Golladay, Det WR21
7 47 Triplett Sony Michel, NE RB22
8 48 Cockcroft DJ Moore, Automobile WR22
9 49 Joyner Hunter Henry, LAC TE4
10 50 Yates Phillip Lindsay, Den RB23

Spherical 6

Choose General By Participant Pos Rank
1 51 Yates David Montgomery, Chi RB24
2 52 Joyner Matt Ryan, Atl QB2
3 53 Cockcroft Deshaun Watson, Hou QB3
4 54 Triplett Tyler Lockett, Sea WR23
5 55 Lipscomb Alshon Jeffery, Phi WR24
6 56 Clay Mark Ingram II, Bal RB25
7 57 Soppe Kenyan Drake, Mia RB26
8 58 Dabrowski Tyler Boyd, Cin WR25
9 59 Karabell Tarik Cohen, Chi RB27
10 60 McCormick James White, NE RB28

Spherical 7

Choose General By Participant Pos Rank
1 61 McCormick O.J. Howard, TB TE5
2 62 Karabell Jarvis Landry, Cle WR26
3 63 Dabrowski Andrew Luck, Ind QB4
4 64 Soppe Robby Anderson, NYJ WR27
5 65 Clay Sammy Watkins, KC WR28
6 66 Lipscomb Tevin Coleman, SF RB29
7 67 Triplett Aaron Rodgers, GB QB5
8 68 Cockcroft Derrius Guice, Wsh RB30
9 69 Joyner Jared Prepare dinner, NO TE6
10 70 Yates Miles Sanders, Phi RB31

Spherical 8

Choose General By Participant Pos Rank
1 71 Yates Evan Engram, NYG TE7
2 72 Joyner Rashaad Penny, Sea RB32
3 73 Cockcroft Calvin Ridley, Atl WR29
4 74 Triplett Eric Ebron, Ind TE8
5 75 Lipscomb Allen Robinson, Chi WR30
6 76 Clay Mike Williams, LAC WR31
7 77 Soppe Latavius Murray, NO RB33
8 78 Dabrowski Will Fuller V, Hou WR32
9 79 Karabell Darrell Henderson, LAR RB34
10 80 McCormick Dante Pettis, SF WR33

Spherical 9

Choose General By Participant Pos Rank
1 81 McCormick Christian Kirk, Ari WR34
2 82 Karabell Sterling Shepard, NYG WR35
3 83 Dabrowski Austin Ekeler, LAC RB35
4 84 Soppe Lamar Miller, Hou RB36
5 85 Clay Dede Westbrook, Jax WR36
6 86 Lipscomb Carson Wentz, Phi QB6
7 87 Triplett Marvin Jones Jr., Det WR37
8 88 Cockcroft Ronald Jones, TB RB37
9 89 Joyner DeSean Jackson, Phi WR38
10 90 Yates Baker Mayfield, Cle QB7

Spherical 10

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1 91 Yates N’Keal Harry, NE WR39
2 92 Joyner Jordan Howard, Phi RB38
3 93 Cockcroft Courtland Sutton, Den WR40
4 94 Triplett Emmanuel Sanders, Den WR41
5 95 Lipscomb Vance McDonald, Pit TE9
6 96 Clay LeSean McCoy, Buf RB39
7 97 Soppe Drew Brees, NO QB8
8 98 Dabrowski Peyton Barber, TB RB40
9 99 Karabell Royce Freeman, Den RB41
10 100 McCormick Corey Davis, Ten WR42

Spherical 11

Choose General By Participant Pos Rank
1 101 McCormick Keke Coutee, Hou WR43
2 102 Karabell Damien Harris, NE RB42
3 103 Dabrowski Donte Moncrief, Pit WR44
4 104 Soppe Michael Gallup, Dal WR45
5 105 Clay Nyheim Hines, Ind RB43
6 106 Lipscomb Geronimo Allison, GB WR46
7 107 Triplett Kalen Ballage, Mia RB44
8 108 Cockcroft D’Onta Foreman, Hou RB45
9 109 Joyner Trey Burton, Chi TE10
10 110 Yates Kyler Murray, Ari QB9

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