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Early Fantasy Football Industry Mock Draft: 12-Team Half-PPR

Welcome to the ultimate showdown of gridiron intellects! In this exclusive Early Fantasy Football Mock Draft, we’ve assembled a dream team of the most astute minds in the fantasy industry. From seasoned veterans to emerging prodigies, our panel boasts unparalleled expertise and is ready to navigate the landscape of player projections, injury risks, and breakout potentials.

This was a Half-Point Per Reception (.5 PPR) league draft with four points for a TD pass and a starting lineup of one QB, two RBs, two WRs, two FLEX players, one TE, and seven bench players.

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Mock Draft Participants

We provide full analysis of the draft here. Here are the draft participants, listed in drafting order:

  1. Kelly Singh, PlayerProfiler
  2. Jacob Dunne, Fantrax
  3. Kevin Coleman, The Devy Royale
  4. Jay Felicio, FTN/The Athletic
  5. Dave Kluge, Footballguys
  6. Victoria Geary, Footballguys
  7. Nick Skrip, Fantrax
  8. Michael Bower, Dynasty Rewind
  9. David Mendelson, Triple Play Fantasy/RPO Football
  10. Bonnie Robinson, Fantasy Pros
  11. Kate Magdziuk, PFF/Locked On Dynasty
  12. Adam Koffler, RotoBaller

Fantrax Fantasy Football Mock Draft Results And Analysis

Make sure to comment down below who won! Which team would you rock with?

Round One

1. Marvin Harrison Jr. (Singh)

2. Christian McCaffrey (Dunne)

3. CeeDee Lamb (Coleman)

4. Ja’Marr Chase (Felicio)

5. Tyreek Hill (Kluge)

6. Justin Jefferson (Geary)

7. Amon-Ra St. Brown (Skrip)

8. Bijan Robinson (Bower)

9. Breece Hall (Mendelson)

10. Jonathan Taylor (Robinson)

11. Jahmyr Gibbs (Magdziuk)

12. A.J. Brown (Koffler)

Analysis: Before you get too worried about the 1.01 pick, take a glance at their fourth-round selection. While Harrison Jr. might not offer the same guaranteed performance as McCaffrey, Hill, or Lamb, pairing him with Kyler Murray could make for an exciting combination this season. Not much else was particularly surprising here, as all of these selected players will likely be taken in the first round, although perhaps in a different order.

Round Two

1. Garrett Wilson (Koffler)

2. Puka Nacua (Magdziuk)

3. Drake London (Robinson)

4. Saquon Barkley (Mendelson)

5. Nico Collins (Bower)

6. Brandon Aiyuk (Skrip)

7. Josh Allen (Geary)

8. Kyren Williams (Kluge)

9. Chris Olave (Felicio)

10. Davante Adams (Coleman)

11. Josh Jacobs (Dunne)

12. De’Von Achane (Singh)

Analysis: It’s pretty mind-blowing to witness players like Nacua, London, Williams, and Achane going in the second round. Just a year ago, they were either undrafted or late-round picks. The draft landscape can change dramatically. Koffler paired A.J. Brown with Garrett Wilson, which automatically gives him the most lethal WR room in the fake league. Also, Josh Allen is the top QB taken, and for good reason. He’s a prolific rusher who is expected to carry an even heavier load this season following Stefon Diggs’ departure. Personally, I’m really optimistic about Jacobs after his transfer to Green Bay. He’s poised for significant improvements with a better quarterback and offensive line.

Round Three

1. Sam LaPorta (Singh)

2. Mike Evans (Dunne)

3. DJ Moore (Coleman)

4. Travis Etienne (Felicio)

5. Deebo Samuel Sr. (Kluge)

6. Derrick Henry (Geary)

7. Michael Pittman Jr. (Skrip)

8. Jalen Hurts (Bower)

9. Stefon Diggs (Mendelson)

10. DeVonta Smith (Robinson)

11. Malik Nabers (Magdziuk)

12. Isiah Pacheco (Koffler)

Analysis: Elite wide receivers became quickly scarce following the first two rounds. Evans continues to fly under the radar, even after notching his 10th consecutive 1,000-plus yard season. Baker Mayfield demonstrated his ability to keep Evans as a top-tier fantasy pick, with the Texas A&M alum amassing 1,255 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns last year. At 30 years old, Evans shows no signs of slowing down, poised for yet another 1,000-yard, double-digit touchdown campaign. Opting for rookie Nabers over safer choices like DK Metcalf, Jaylen Waddle, and Cooper Kupp is a bit unexpected, but I admire the boldness. Nabers is poised to become the undisputed WR1 in New York, likely garnering over 150 targets this season.

Round Four

1. DK Metcalf (Koffler)

2. Patrick Mahomes (Magdziuk)

3. Lamar Jackson (Robinson)

4. Cooper Kupp (Mendelson)

5. Zay Flowers (Bower)

6. Jaylen Waddle (Skrip)

7. Tee Higgins (Geary)

8. Travis Kelce (Kluge)

9. Joe Mixon (Felicio)

10. Trey McBride (Coleman)

11. C.J. Stroud (Dunne)

12. Kyler Murray (Singh)

Analysis: Round four saw four quarterbacks selected after none were taken in the third. Anthony Richardson was a consideration for me at 4.11, but I opted not to risk missing out on C.J. Stroud’s potential breakout in his sophomore year. It was unexpected to see Flowers drafted ahead of players like Waddle and Higgins, but Zay demonstrated considerable promise in his rookie season and is poised for improvement. Lastly, let’s discuss Travis Kelce. Despite being a consensus first-round pick in most formats last season, he fell to the middle of the fourth round. After signing a lucrative two-year contract over the summer, Taylor Swift’s boyfriend is almost certain to deliver elite numbers in a position that’s typically scarce.

Round Five

1. Mark Andrews (Singh)

2. Rachaad White (Dunne)

3. Anthony Richardson (Coleman)

4. Kyle Pitts (Felicio)

5. Tank Dell (Kluge)

6. Dalton Kincaid (Geary)

7. Alvin Kamara (Skrip)

8. James Cook (Bower)

9. Kenneth Walker III (Mendelson)

10. Aaron Jones (Robinson)

11. George Pickens (Magdziuk)

12. Christian Kirk (Koffler)

Analysis: Selecting Richardson at 5.03 could prove to be a steal if he can stay healthy. The Florida product displayed significant fantasy potential before being sidelined by a shoulder injury. Kincaid reuniting with his quarterback forms a formidable fantasy stack. The 24-year-old has the potential—and the expectation—to become Josh Allen’s primary target in Buffalo this year. Pickens assumes the role of the new No. 1 WR in Pittsburgh following the departure of Diontae Johnson, making him a particularly intriguing choice in the late-fifth round.

Round Six

1. George Kittle (Koffler)

2. James Conner (Magdziuk)

3. Jayden Reed (Robinson)

4. Evan Engram (Mendelson)

5. Dallas Goedert (Bower)

6. D’Andre Swift (Skrip)

7. Rhamondre Stevenson (Geary)

8. Amari Cooper (Kluge)

9. Terry McLaurin (Felicio)

10. Diontae Johnson (Coleman)

11. Keenan Allen (Dunne)

12. David Montgomery (Singh)

Analysis: Let Skrip cook. While I typically prioritize safe-floor running backs early on and opt for wide receivers later, Skrip surprised by selecting elite wide receivers with his first four picks, followed by workhorse running backs Kamara and Swift. Perhaps a mini Zero-RB strategy could be effective this year. Take notes.

Round Seven

1. David Njoku (Singh)

2. Jordan Addison (Dunne)

3. Javonte Williams (Coleman)

4. Jonathon Brooks (Felicio)

5. Rashee Rice (Kluge)

6. Calvin Ridley (Geary)

7. Joe Burrow (Skrip)

8. Najee Harris (Bower)

9. Chris Godwin (Mendelson)

10. Jake Ferguson (Robinson)

11. Tony Pollard (Magdziuk)

12. Hollywood Brown (Koffler)

Analysis: Burrow may not offer the rushing potential of quarterbacks taken before him, but his passing volume is expected to be substantial. With Chase and Higgins as his targets, 300-plus yard games should become commonplace. Rice faces the risk of being sidelined for a significant part of the season, but at pick 7.05, he presents a risk worth taking.

Round Eight

1. Zack Moss (Koffler)

2. Rome Odunze (Magdziuk)

3. Zamir White (Robinson)

4. Jordan Love (Mendelson)

5. Jaxon Smith-Njigba (Bower)

6. Brock Bowers (Skrip)

7. Raheem Mostert (Geary)

8. Jaylen Warren (Kluge)

9. Xavier Worthy (Felicio)

10. Ladd McConkey (Coleman)

11. DeAndre Hopkins (Dunne)

12. Luke McCaffrey (Singh)

Analysis: Selecting Love in the eighth round is an excellent choice for Zero-QB truthers. The Nevada product had an impressive debut season as a starter last year and holds significant breakout potential. Smith-Njigba stands out as one of my top breakout candidates this season, especially with the coaching change and Tyler Lockett hitting 32 early in the year.

Round Nine

1. Romeo Doubs (Singh)

2. T.J. Hockenson (Dunne)

3. Trey Benson (Coleman)

4. Devin Singletary (Felicio)

5. Tyjae Spears (Kluge)

6. Christian Watson (Geary)

7. Brian Thomas Jr. (Skrip)

8. Jared Goff (Bower)

9. Keon Coleman (Mendelson)

10. Jameson Williams (Robinson)

11. Brian Robinson (Magdziuk)

12. Gus Edwards (Koffler)

Analysis: Zero-TE truthers should target Hockenson in the ninth, especially considering there is a possibility of him returning by Week 1. Even if he misses the first game or two, it’s smart to invest in a top-flight tight end at this juncture in the draft. Finding a potential workhorse running back in Singletary this late is a gift. Take advantage of his ADP.

Round 10

1. Curtis Samuel (Koffler)

2. Khalil Shakir (Magdziuk)

3. Dak Prescott (Robinson)

4. Caleb Williams (Mendelson)

5. Jakobi Meyers (Bower)

6. Austin Ekeler (Skrip)

7. Courtland Sutton (Geary)

8.  Jayden Daniels (Kluge)

9. Mike Williams (Felicio)

10. Chase Brown (Coleman)

11. Ezekiel Elliott (Dunne)

12. Zach Charbonnet (Singh)

Analysis: Two Buffalo Bills wideouts were drafted consecutively, with Samuel and Shakir taken at the top, respectively. My bet is on Samuel to see a significant increase in usage with Diggs no longer in the picture, but don’t overlook the potential for the Boise State product to emerge as the WR1. It’s a situation worth closely monitoring during training camp. While Prescott has Zeke back in the fold, make no mistake, this Dallas team will be passing frequently. Daniels is poised for fantasy success with his dual-threat abilities and the presence of elite pass-catchers like McLaurin, Jahan Dotson, and Ekeler. The potential upside is too enticing to pass up in the 10th round.

Round 11

1. Tua Tagovailoa (Singh)

2. Dalton Schultz (Dunne)

3. Josh Downs (Coleman)

4. Xavier Legette (Felicio)

5. Blake Corum (Kluge)

6. Jerome Ford (Geary)

7. Jerry Jeudy (Skrip)

8. Tyler Lockett (Bower)

9. Jahan Dotson (Mendelson)

10. Ty Chandler (Robinson)

11. Pat Freiermuth (Magdziuk)

12. Kendre Miller (Koffler)

Round 12

1. Dontayvion Wicks (Koffler)

2. Troy Franklin (Magdziuk)

3. Joshua Palmer (Robinson)

4. Rico Dowdle (Mendelson)

5. Cole Kmet (Bower)

6. Ja’Lynn Polk (Skrip)

7. Brandin Cooks (Geary)

8. Brock Purdy (Kluge)

9. Kirk Cousins (Felicio)

10. Rashid Shaheed (Coleman)

11. Nick Chubb (Dunne)

12. J.K. Dobbins (Singh)

Round 13

1. Michael Wilson (Singh)

2. Roman Wilsonb(Dunne)

3. Antonio Gibson (Coleman)

4. J.J. McCarthy (Felicio)

5. Ricky Pearsall (Kluge)

6. Justin Herbert (Geary)

7. Deshaun Watson (Skrip)

8. Quentin Johnston (Bower)

9. Ben Sinnott (Mendelson)

10. Ray Davis (Robinson)

11. Jaylen Wright (Magdziuk)

12. MarShawn Lloyd (Koffler)

Round 14

1. Trevor Lawrence (Koffler)

2. Wan’Dale Robinson (Magdziuk)

3. Marvin Mims Jr. (Robinson)

4. Jaleel McLaughlin (Mendelson)

5. Chuba Hubbard (Bower)

6. Luke Musgrave (Skrip)

7. Kimani Vidal (Geary)

8. Tyrone Tracy Jr, (Kluge)

9. Malachi Corley (Felicio)

10. Cade Otton (Coleman)

11. Hunter Henry (Dunne)

12. Isaiah Likely (Singh)

Round 15

1. Braelon Allen (Singh)

2. Aaron Rodgers (Dunne)

3. Mattheew Stafford (Coleman)

4. Will Shipley (Felicio)

5. Roschon Johnson (Kluge)

6. Elijah Mitchell (Geary)

7. Adonai Mitchell (Skrip)

8. Demarcus Robinson (Bower)

9. Jermaine Burton (Mendelson)

10. DeMario Douglas (Robinson)

11. Taysom Hill (Magdziuk)

12. Darnell Mooney (Koffler)

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