With fantasy football season about three months away, it’s finally time to practice. How do you practice in fantasy football? The answer is quite simple – mock draft’s. They are free, easy, and don’t take much time whatsoever. You can get as many people as you’d like or you can mock yourself with a free mock draft simulator like this one via fantasypros.
With FantasyPros you’re able to customize your scoring, league size, and roster constructions. For this one I completed, I did full point PPR, 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 D/ST, and 1 K as starters with six bench spots.
You can randomly select your draft position, and I was given the seventh pick.
Mock draft board
Round 1: WR DeAndre Hopkins – HOU
Hopkins could go as early as 4 or 5 in PPR formats. This was an easy decision at seven as Hopkins has the best chance to finish as the 2019 WR1, and I would not complain about getting the best pass catcher in a PPR format.
Round 2: RB James Conner– PIT
Conner is a very safe play as he will get a lot of touches in an excellent offense. Zach Ertz and Dalvin Cook were tough to pass on, but having Conner ranked higher than both, the Steelers running back was the choice. Cook brings a lot more risk with the injury history and the Vikings concerns on the offensive line.
Round 3: WR AJ Green – CIN
Green could be in for a breakout year. Head Coach and former Rams assistant Zac Taylor, paired up with offensive coordinator Brian Callahan should have this Bengals offense much improved in 2019. Andy Dalton may not be the best quarterback on the football field, but he has put up some decent fantasy stats throughout his career. Green brings injury concerns, but it’s difficult to win fantasy leagues without taking some risk.
Round 4: WR Cooper Kupp – LAR
I wanted Tyreek Hill here, but he went right after my third-round selection. This was a pretty easy pick as Kupp and Kerryon Johnson were on the board. With it being a PPR format, and Kupp having 100+ catch potential, the decision wasn’t tough.
Round 5: RB Phillip Lindsay – DEN
Lindsay is another guy that I am very high on in 2019. He was outstanding as a rookie, and that should only get better in his second season. Offensive coordinator, Rich Scangarello, should be a significant improvement over Bill Musgrave. Lindsay was the best player remaining on the board.
Round 6: WR Robby Anderson – NYJ
Anderson is another player that I’m higher on than most. Being my 4th wide receiver, I was able to draft more for upside. Anderson has a lot of talent, and being a top-24 wide receiver is not out of his range of outcomes.
Round 7: RB Mark Ingram – BAL
Robby Anderson was a high-upside pick, and Ingram is a player with a very high floor. Ingram should see a lot of carries in the Ravens run-heavy offense and should be a good fill-in player when other players are on byes.
Round 8: TE David Njoku – CLE
Njoku was the best player on the board, and a tight end was still a significant need. Njoku was the last tight end left in his tier and should see a lot of red-zone targets with the Browns expected improvement in 2019.
Round 9: RB Rashad Penny – SEA
Penny is an exciting player going forward. He does have a reasonably decent ceiling as the Seahawks love to run the ball, and Seattle won’t give up on the former first-round pick anytime soon.
Round 10: WR Desean Jackson – PHI
Jackson is another high ceiling play. He goes to a much-improved offense with a much better quarterback. Even if Jackson matches his 700+ receiving yards and four touchdown season he had a year ago, he gives a lot of value at this spot and excellent depth at a crucial position.
Round 11: RB Ito Smith – ATL
Smith was the best player on the board, and it’s hard to see Devonta Freeman staying healthy for a full season, which gives Smith a path to success.
Round 12: QB Ben Roethlisberger – PIT
I get my 12th rated quarterback in the 12th round. By waiting I was able to gain a lot of depth at other positions, while still getting a quarterback with top-5 upside.
Round 13: RB Kalen Ballage – MIA
Ballage is another breakout candidate that has low-risk in the 13th round. It may be a year too early, but Ballage has a lot of talent and the Dolphins like what they are seeing from him.
Round 14: Texans D/ST
I pick the best defense available. The only advice here is to wait until the last two rounds to draft a defense and kicker. Drafting them any earlier is leaving talent on the board.
Round 15: K Mason Crosby – GB
Best kicker available and I will always pick my kicker in the last round.
Overall, I liked my fantasy football mock draft. Not often do I walk away happy as I usually get sniped a few picks and it irritates me, but this went well. I have a lot of upside, depth, and a nice core at the running back and wide receiver positions. The fantasypros draft grade gave me an excellent grade.