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      2018 Five Round 12 Team PPR Mock Draft #1

      1st Round.
  1. Le’Veon Bell
  2. Ezekiel Elliott
  3. Todd Gurley
  4. David Johnson
  5. Deandre Hopkins
  6. Leonard Fournette
  7. Kareem Hunt
  8. Antonio Brown
  9. Melvin Gordon
  10. Keenan Allen
  11. Odell Beckham JR
  12. Michael Thomas

In my opinion, Le’Veon Bell is still the most valuable player in Fantasy Football. I’m a huge fan of volume and nobody gets more in the NFL than Bell. Todd Gurley closes the gap as his average draft position (ADP) will be a lot higher this year. Antonio Brown falls due to the question marks surrounding his QB.

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      2nd round
  1. Devonta Freeman
  2. Dalvin Cook
  3. LeSean McCoy
  4. Julio Jones
  5. Alvin Kamara
  6. Davante Adams
  7. AJ Green
  8. Christian McCaffrey
  9. Saquon Barkley
  10. Jordan Howard
  11. Mark Ingram
  12. Adam Thielen

Saquon Barkley enters the NFL as one of the most talented RB prospects ever, and I believe this will lead to good fantasy numbers. I think he’ll follow the rookie season sensations of Elliott, Fournette and Hunt. Julio Jones slips to the 2nd round as his usage in the red-zone continues to be less than desired.

Dalvin Cook looked promising last year, though I’m probably reaching when it comes to his ADP. Minnesota likes to pound the rock and if he can stay healthy he’ll finish in the top 10 in yards p/game.

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     3rd round
  1. Rob Gronkowski
  2. Tyreek Hill
  3. Marvin Jones Jr.
  4. Mike Evans
  5. Travis Kelce
  6. Doug Baldwin
  7. Derrick Henry
  8. Golden Tate III
  9. Russell Wilson
  10. Aaron Rodgers
  11. Stefon Diggs
  12. Larry Fitzgerald

Personally, I believe Gronkowski has 2-3 elite years left in him; while I generally don’t draft TE’s this early in the draft, I can see the reasoning behind so many people taking Gronk so early.

Elsewhere in the third round, Mike Evans’ value falls after a lackluster year in a poor Tampa Bay offense. Lastly, Wilson edges out Rodgers for QB1 as the amount of points he gets with his legs is hard to ignore.

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     4th round
  1. Duke Johnson Jr.
  2. Carlos Hyde
  3. Jarvis Landry
  4. Brandin Cooks
  5. Derrius Guice
  6. T.Y Hilton
  7. Dion Lewis
  8. Jay Ajayi
  9. Amari Cooper
  10. Jordy Nelson
  11. Robert Woods
  12. Deshaun Watson

Robert Woods and Deshaun Watson who just had break out years will continue their production in 2018.

Will this be the year that Amari Cooper finally establishes himself as a true #1? Crabtree possibly leaving will force him into that role.

Rookie Derrius Guice will be coming off of knee injury issues while he was at LSU in 2017, but he’s a incredibly talented runner that should do well in the NFL.

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       5th round
  1. Tom Brady
  2. JuJu Smith-Schuster
  3. Lamar Miller
  4. Carson Wentz
  5. Allen Robinson
  6. Alshon Jeffery
  7. Zach Ertz
  8. Demaryius Thomas
  9. Josh Gordon
  10. Cam Newton
  11. Kelvin Benjamin
  12. Joe Mixon

Will this finally be the year that Brady falls off?

Jeffery found his stride with Wentz in 2017, will he be able to keep it up next year?

JuJu Smith-Schuster is #1 in the NFL when it comes to TD celebrations, we’re betting against the sophomore slump on this one. Expect JJSS to establish himself as the for sure #2 in Pittsburgh.

Cam Newton can extend the play with his feet, making him a good fantasy option because he has a high floor.


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