Fantasy: model of 12 teams with analysis after each round

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TheScore team participated in a 12-team, 12-round simulation to provide an overview of what your projects might look like and to outline what to watch for in each round.

It is a PPR scoring league (point per reception) with the following places: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, FLEX, BN, BN, BN, BN. We have omitted the defenders and kickers as they are normally selected in the last two rounds.

Project participants: Dustin Saracini, Gino Bottero, Ian Dalley, Taylor Rohaly, Justin Boone, Thomas Casale, C Jackson Cowart, Alex Moretto, Mike Alessandrini, David P. Woods, Caitlyn Holroyd, Lanny Foster

Round 1

To choose Player Owner
1 Christian McCaffrey (RB1) Saracini
2 Barkley Saquon (RB2) Bottero
3 Ezekiel Elliott (RB3) Dalley
4 Derrick Henry (RB4) Rohaly
5 Dalvin Cook (RB5) Boone
6 Michael Thomas (WR1) Casale
7 Alvin Kamara (RB6) Cowart
8 Nick Chubb (RB7) Moretto
9 Joe Mixon (RB8) Alessandrini
ten Davante Adams (WR2) Woods
11 DeAndre Hopkins (WR3) Holroyd
12 Aaron Jones (RB9) Foster

Round 1: Derrick Henry coming out of the table fourth in the general classification seems much too early, especially in a PPR format. Henry is slated to be selected in the first round of many projects this year, but it is important to remember his drawback as a fantastic asset. He only passed 90 yards on the ground once in his first nine games last season, and his limited use at reception is unlikely to change given the arrival of third round Darrynton Evans. While it seems inevitable that Henry will get hot in the end, his floor is low for someone with a top 10 ADP. … Aaron Jones also carries a lot of risk in the first round despite the end of last year as the second highest score fantasy. The regression arrives for his 19 touchdowns in total, and the Packers’ decision to write A.J. Dillon in Round 2 complicates a backfield who already has Jamaal Williams.

2nd round

To choose Player Owner
13 Julio Jones (WR4) Foster
14 Austin Ekeler (RB10) Holroyd
15 Kenyan Drake (RB11) Woods
16 Tyreek Hill (WR5) Alessandrini
17 Josh Jacobs (RB12) Moretto
18 Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB13) Cowart
19 Miles Sanders (RB14) Casale
20 Chris Godwin (WR6) Boone
21 Kenny Golladay (WR7) Rohaly
22 Melvin Gordon (RB15) Dalley
23 Mike Evans (WR8) Bottero
24 Odell Beckham Jr. (WR9) Saracini

2nd round: Expect that balloon carriers are a product of choice during the first two rounds as the fantastic managers try to secure balloon carriers with a guaranteed volume. The depth at the receiver makes this strategy even more attractive, and here we see 14 rushers drafted from the top 20 players. … After getting a field-proven producer to Dalvin Cook, I’m delighted to see Chris Godwin fall on me in the second round. Godwin scored the second highest number of fantastic receptor points in the past year and his skills should match Tom Brady’s effective style well. … Although it is difficult to chat with one of the players in this round, it is rare to see the two tight ends of the elite fall in round 3.

Round 3

To choose Player Owner
25 Travis Kelce (TE1) Saracini
26 Leonard Fournette (RB16) Bottero
27 George Kittle (TE2) Dalley
28 Amari Cooper (WR10) Rohaly
29 Allen Robinson (WR11) Boone
30 Cooper Kupp (WR12) Casale
31 Lamar Jackson (QB1) Cowart
32 JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR13) Moretto
33 D.J. Moore (WR14) Alessandrini
34 David Johnson (RB17) Woods
35 Chris Carson (RB18) Holroyd
36 Adam Thielen (WR15) Foster

Round 3: Travis Kelce and George Kittle offer good value in the third round. Some owners find it difficult to qualify their production, but when you pit them against the best fantastic receivers, it becomes a little more obvious. Kelce would have finished as WR9 in 2019 and Kittle would have finished as WR18. If you make the same comparison with their 2018 statistics, they would each have ranked among the top 12 hopefuls that year. … I had to make a difficult decision between Allen Robinson and D.J. Moore, two receivers, I am very high on this season. Everyone should benefit from a slight quarterback upgrade, but Robinson gets the go-ahead through his touchdown production. However, if Moore can increase his moves into the end zone, we could call him one of the top five receivers next year.

Round 4

To choose Player Owner
37 Tyler Lockett (WR16) Foster
38 UN J. Marron (WR17) Holroyd
39 Calvin Ridley (WR18) Woods
40 Patrick Mahomes (QB2) Alessandrini
41 Keenan Allen (WR19) Moretto
42 Courtland Sutton (WR20) Cowart
43 The Veon Bell (RB19) Casale
44 Todd Gurley (RB20) Boone
45 Mark Ingram (RB21) Rohaly
46 DK Metcalf (WR21) Dalley
47 Robert Woods (WR22) Bottero
48 Devin Singletary (RB22) Saracini

Round 4: Todd Gurley being available in the fourth round of a 12-team draft is exceptional value for a ball carrier who is on the verge of achieving all the volume he can manage in Atlanta. There is very little touchdown competition in the Falcons’ backfield, and their offensive line is much better than the blocking Gurley faced the Rams last season. Even if its durability remains a problem, Gurley’s opportunity with the high-scoring attack on Atlanta is as good as in 2020.… If I had to choose between the first two quarterbacks, choose Patrick Mahomes a lap more late that Lamar Jackson is the path I would choose. If Mahomes had stayed healthy in 2019, he might have defied Jackson’s astronomical fantasy point total.

Round 5

To choose Player Owner
49 Stefon Diggs (WR23) Saracini
50 James Conner (RB23) Bottero
51 UN J. Vert (WR24) Dalley
52 By Andre Swift (RB24) Rohaly
53 Jonathan Taylor (RB25) Boone
54 Deebo Samuel (WR25) Casale
55 Mark Andrews (TE3) Cowart
56 Cam Akers (RB26) Moretto
57 David Montgomery (RB27) Alessandrini
58 Zach Ertz (TE4) Woods
59 T.Y. Hilton (WR26) Holroyd
60 Raheem Mostert (RB28) Foster

Round 5: Novelty fancy backs can dry quickly in this range, which forced me to spot Gurley in the fourth round. If I had known that Jonathan Taylor would still be in the queue a lap later, that could have directed me to a receiver with my fourth round pick. Anyway, Taylor offers RB2 backwards in my flexible point and provides insurance in case Gurley can’t stay on the field. … This round was loaded with high ceiling step backs in uncertain situations. James Conner has not been able to stay healthy, Raheem Mostert and David Montgomery have minor receiving roles and face competition for the keys, and rookies Taylor, D’Andre Swift and Cam Akers have yet to earn a starting spot on players who excited the fantasy community a year ago. Depending on the composition of your list, there is no problem trying your luck on any of these guys at this point.

Round 6

To choose Player Owner
61 Derrius Guice (RB29) Foster
62 Ke’Shawn Vaughn (RB30) Holroyd
63 DeVante Parker (WR27) Woods
64 D.J. Chark (WR28) Alessandrini
65 J.K. Dobbins (RB31) Moretto
66 Terry McLaurin (WR29) Cowart
67 Darren Waller (TE5) Casale
68 Will Fuller (WR30) Boone
69 Michael Gallup (WR31) Rohaly
70 Kerryon Johnson (RB32) Dalley
71 Jarvis Landry (WR32) Bottero
72 Marlon Mack (RB33) Saracini

Round 6: Several notable receivers were pushed to this point after the riders dominated the previous lap. DeVante Parker, D.J. Chark, Terry McLaurin and Will Fuller both have top 20s. The same goes for Jarvis Landry if he’s in good health and Michael Gallup if he can beat the target competition in Dallas. This is great news as nine of the 12 teams in this draft have fielded two or fewer receivers in the first five rounds. … Kerryon Johnson and Marlon Mack were perhaps the two players whose fantasy stock was most negatively affected by the NFL draft. They may still be able to retain their rookie teammates, but the most likely scenario would be to usurp them on the depth chart this season. It is therefore dangerous to spend a fancy choice in the sixth round for either veteran, as they could quickly turn into glorified handcuffs. I prefer to wait and write cheaper lottery tickets like Alexander Mattison or Tony Pollard.

Round 7

To choose Player Owner
73 Russell Wilson (QB3) Saracini
74 Julian Edelman (WR33) Bottero
75 Cooks Brandin (WR34) Dalley
76 Marquise Brown (WR35) Rohaly
77 Dak Prescott (QB4) Boone
78 Damien Williams (RB34) Casale
79 Tyler Boyd (WR36) Cowart
80 Kyler Murray (QB5) Moretto
81 Evan Engram (TE6) Alessandrini
82 Sony Michel (RB35) Woods
83 Hunter Henry (TE7) Holroyd
84 Rob Gronkowski (TE8) Foster

Round 7: There was not one player who stood out for me on round 7. As long as we preach the wait on a quarterback, that doesn’t mean you have to wait until the end of the rounds. Dak Prescott is the third quarterback in my ranking and ranks 70th in my Top 200. He finishes every year as a fantastic QB1 since he joined the NFL and was the second best fantastic passer last season . On top of that, he has another exciting weapon in the first CeeDee Lamb roundout. This makes Prescott a choice for high ceilings and high floors. … The same goes for Kyler Murray and Russell Wilson. I’m not targeting players, but if you’re not happy with the options at other positions, you can rotate them as safe selections.

Round 8

To choose Player Owner
85 Jordan Howard (RB36) Foster
86 James White (RB37) Holroyd
87 Diontae Johnson (WR37) Woods
88 Kareem Hunt (RB38) Alessandrini
89 Christian Kirk (WR38) Moretto
90 Jerry Jeudy (WR39) Cowart
91 Josh Allen (QB6) Casale
92 Marvin Jones (WR40) Boone
93 Austin Hooper (TE9) Rohaly
94 John Brown (WR41) Dalley
95 Ronald Jones (RB39) Bottero
96 CeeDee Lamb (WR42) Saracini

Round 8: Most teams are set for the ball carrier and catcher in the eighth round, so the focus is starting to shift to players with the potential to emerge as difference makers. Diontae Johnson and Christian Kirk are good examples of promising young receptors in what we plan to be transient high volume attacks. … For the second consecutive mock draw, Marvin Jones finds his way onto my list, and for good reason. In his last full season in 2017, Jones was the WR12 in fantasy. The following year, he was the WR27 before going down in week 10. He suffered a similar spell last season when he was the WR16 for 14 weeks before being placed on an injured reserve. Jones that lasts until this stage of the project is an ADP problem that you should take advantage of.

Round 9

To choose Player Owner
97 Emmanuel Sanders (WR43) Saracini
98 Matt Breida (RB40) Bottero
99 Deshaun Watson (QB7) Dalley
100 Phillip Lindsay (RB41) Rohaly
101 Tyler Higbee (TE10) Boone
102 Darius Slayton (WR44) Casale
103 Henry Ruggs (WR45) Cowart
104 Jamison Crowder (WR46) Moretto
105 Mecole Hardman (WR47) Alessandrini
106 Tevin Coleman (RB42) Woods
107 Sterling Shepard (WR48) Holroyd
108 DeSean Jackson (WR49) Foster

Round 9: DeAndre Hopkins’ departure hurts, but it’s not like Deshaun Watson is unarmed in Houston. The ninth round draft is a victory for Team Dalley. … After avoiding a receiver in the first three rounds, the Cowart team has assembled a respectable group of pass-catchers with Courtland Sutton, Terry McLaurin, Tyler Boyd, Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs. This is more evidence of depth at the receiver this year. … Speaking of which, DeSean Jackson is one of our best rebound candidates for 2020.

Round 10

To choose Player Owner
109 Golden Tate (WR50) Foster
110 Drew Brees (QB8) Holroyd
111 Tom Brady (QB9) Woods
112 Mike Williams (WR51) Alessandrini
113 Mike Gesicki (TE11) Moretto
114 Darrell Henderson (RB43) Cowart
115 Hunter Renfrow (WR52) Casale
116 Anthony Miller (WR53) Boone
117 Aaron Rodgers (QB10) Rohaly
118 Zack Moss (RB44) Dalley
119 Jared Cook (TE12) Bottero
120 Preston Williams (WR54) Saracini

Round 10: As always, double-digit rounds are a great place to find quarterbacks and make big swings for upside-down players. Anthony Miller, which is one of my favorite escape options, fits this mold for my team; he excelled when he received full-time shots at the end of last season. … Golden Tate flies under the radar, which is surprising since he was on the pace of 72 grabs, 983 yards and nine touchdowns in his first season with the Giants. These brands would have made him the WR18 in fantasy if he had maintained his production for 16 games.

Round 11

To choose Player Owner
121 Boston Scott (RB45) Saracini
122 Curtis Samuel (WR55) Bottero
123 Robby Anderson (WR56) Dalley
124 Alexander Mattison (RB46) Rohaly
125 Tony Pollard (RB47) Boone
126 Latavius ​​Murray (RB48) Casale
127 Tarik Cohen (RB49) Cowart
128 Justin Jefferson (WR57) Moretto
129 Noah Fant (TE13) Alessandrini
130 Breshad Perriman (WR58) Woods
131 N’Keal Harry (WR59) Holroyd
132 Michael Pittman Jr. (WR60) Foster

Round 11: Another player that fantasy managers tend to write off is second student N’Keal Harry. The 22-year-old has failed to make an impact as a rookie, but his pedigree in the first round guarantees that the Patriots will give him every opportunity to do well on the capital outlay to acquire him. There is no risk in taking a player who is still capable of becoming New England’s # 1 pass-catcher in round 11. … My approach in this range continues to focus on talented rescue runners who are an injury far from being fantastic beginners. As I mentioned earlier, whether it’s Mattison, Pollard or Latavius ​​Murray, the final rounds are full of this type of back.

Round 12

To choose Player Owner
133 Carson Wentz (QB11) Foster
134 Jalen Reagor (WR61) Holroyd
135 Ryquell Armstead (RB50) Woods
136 Duke Johnson (RB51) Alessandrini
137 Brandon Aiyuk (WR62) Moretto
138 T.J. Hockenson (TE14) Cowart
139 Hayden Hurst (TE15) Casale
140 Chase Edmonds (RB52) Boone
141 Sammy Watkins (WR63) Rohaly
142 Antonio Gibson (RB53) Dalley
143 Matt Ryan (QB12) Bottero
144 Alshon Jeffery (WR64) Saracini

Round 12: Carson Wentz left the board of directors as QB11 in the final round in our two dummies. It’s been strange since he managed to deliver a fantastic low-end QB1 campaign last season with more than 4,000 yards and 27 touchdowns despite playing with a receiver body decimated by injuries. If his players can stay healthy, Wentz will be one of the top eight fantasy quarterbacks this year. It deserves to be appreciated closer to Watson and Josh Allen. … Add names like Chase Edmonds, Ryquell Armstead, Antonio Gibson to your list of last-round runners to hide. Edmonds supports Kenyan Drake, Armstead is next behind Leonard Fournette and Gibson is a dynamic talent in a wide open backfield in Washington.

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