Our ongoing fantasy football mock draft drew tons of hits throughout its duration. Finally, 13 rounds later, we have full rosters and plenty to discuss.
Our writers were invited to the mock, and several had to double up on teams. Each owner was supposed to draft a team include a roster including one QB, two RB, two WR, onw TE, one K, one D/ST and five bench spots. It was redraft standard scoring, no PPR, 4pts passing TD, six pts rushing and receiving TDs, one pt per 10 yards rushing, 10 yards receiving and 25 yards passing. Typical scoring for kickers and defense.
There were plenty of comments and some wild picks. The final rosters are below, along with some commentary provided by our writers. We’d love to hear what you think of these teams. Which one is the best? Which is the worst? Which would you like to own? We’d love to hear your comments here.
QB: Tony Romo
RB: Maurice Jones-Drew, Pierre Thomas, Laurence Maroney, Fred Taylor
WR: Greg Jennings, Hines Ward, Dwayne Bowe, TJ Houshmandzadeh, Bernard Berrian
TE: Antonio Gates
K: Ryan Longwell
DEF: Philadelphia Eagles
I got the consensus ninja site top pick in MJD. I also added Pierre Thomas early giving me a solid running back tandem which was why I only backed it up with Maroney and Fred Taylor.
Gates, Longwell and the Eagles DEF form a nice corp at the back end of the team. Due to drafting Pierre, I was limited to only getting 1 premier receiving option in Greg Jennings. I need one of Ward, Bowe, Houshmandzadeh, or Berrian to emerge as another threat at receiver and this team is set.
QB: Philip Rivers
RB: Adrian Peterson, Shonn Greene, Ryan Mathews, CJ Spiller, LaDanian Tomlinson
WR: Vincent Jackson, Santana Moss, Percy Harvin, Eddie Royal
TE: Dallas Clark
K: Garrett Hartley
QB: Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford
RB: Chris Johnson, Chris Wells, Donald Brown, Marshawn Lynch
WR: Anquan Boldin, Chad Ochocinco, Devin Aromashodu, Nate Burleson
TE: Jermichael Finley
K: Stephen Gostkowski
QB: Joe Flacco, Carson Palmer, Chad Henne
RB: Ray Rice, Cedric Benson, Justin Forsett
WR: Desean Jackson, Mike Sims-Walker, Malcolm Floyd, Dexter McCluster
TE: Tony Gonzalez
K: Nate Kaeding
D: Green Bay Packers
At the beginning I was very happy with my first four picks. after that I felt like someone was reading my mind and picking everyone I wanted. All wasn’t lost though, I feel this team is pretty strong.
I have two stellar running backs that each will get at least 20-30 carries a game, I have three number one receivers, a quality tight end, kicker, and defense. My favorite, however, is the huge amount of talent and options I have at quarterback with Flacco, Palmer, and Henne. T
his way I can play the quarterback with the easiest match-up and know my quarterback will not lose me games. My favorite pick was my first pick in Ray Rice. I feel he will be the real number one back in the NFL, not AP, CJ2K, or MJD.
My least favorite pick was Malcolm Floyd. He has never put up number one receiver numbers and if Vincent Jackson decides to play, Floyd may become the forgotten man. But that’s why he’s a sleeper. Other sleepers i drafted that i like are Chad Henne and Dexter McCluster. Go team Krause!!!
QB: Peyton Manning, Alex Smith
RB: Frank Gore, Michael Bush, Brandon Jacobs, Kareem Huggins
WR: Roddy White, Hakeem Nicks, Terrell Owens, Johnny Knox
TE: Kellen Winslow
K: David Akers
QB: Drew Brees
RB: Steven Jackson, Matt Forte, Ahmad Bradshaw, Jerome Harrison, Tim Hightower
WR: Marques Colston, Derrick Mason, Mike Wallace, Steve Breaston
TE: Visanthe Shiancoe
K: Sebastian Janikowski
D: New Orleans
QB: Brett Favre, Donovan McNabb
RB: DeAngelo Williams, Ryan Grant, Fred Jackson, Montario Hardesty, Toby Gerhart
WR: Andre Johnson, Michael Crabtree, Steve Smith (NYG)
TE: John Carlson
K: Rob Bironas
Fully planned to go WR-WR after snagging Andre in the first round. However, socko and consigliere did the same move just before me, and I didn’t want to compete with them later for upside RB, so changed my strategy. Hardesty was drafted before he went down for the season, so my RB depth is hurting. This is a team I can live with, but one that needs work.
QB: Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger
RB: Michael Turner, Jonathan Stewart, Joseph Addai, Marion Barber
WR: Sidney Rice, Donald Driver, Dez Bryant
TE: Brent Celek, Jermaine Gresham
K: Mason Crosby
I went heavy on running backs and seemingly paid for it having to take Sidney Rice as my top WR pick. Obviously, he would be a waiver drop for the start of the season with me targeting someone who could fill in while I wait for Dez Bryant to develop, uh maybe Jacoby Jones or Louis Murphy.
However, I love the fact my RB corps is real deep. I shouldn’t lose anything during the bye the stretch, while my opponents will be sweating. On the surface, this team is prime for an awesome postseason run. The only question: will my team make it there?
QB: Tom Brady
RB: Ronnie Brown, Clinton Portis, Arian Foster, Reggie Bush, Steve Slaton
WR: Randy Moss, Reggie Wayne, Santonio Holmes
TE: Chris Cooley, Zach Miller(OAK)
K: Matt Prater
DEF: San Francisco 49ers
This is the team that was the first I did not draft a single running back in the first three rounds. Success for this team hinges on Ronnie Brown having a healthy contract season or Clinton Portis having a bounceback
season with Shanahan. One of the two sleeper TE’s will emerge as a solid option. If the running backs come through, this will be the team to beat.
QB: Jay Cutler, Mark Sanchez
RB: Jamal Charles, Felix Jones, Ricky Williams, Mike Bell
WR: Brandon Marshall, Calvin Johnson, Mike Williams, Kenny Britt
TE: Vernon Davis
K: Robbie Gould
QB: Aaron Rodgers
RB: Jahvid Best, Knowshon Moreno, Ben Tate, Thomas Jones, Chester Taylor
WR: Miles Austin, Pierre Garcon, Jeremy Maclin, Roy Williams
TE: Jason Witten
K: Lawrence Tynes
QB: Matt Schaub, Kevin Kolb
RB: Rashard Mendenhall, LeSean McCoy, Cadillac Williams, Bernard Scott
WR: Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Smith (CAR), Wes Welker, Robert Meachem
TE: Owen Daniels
K: Jeff Reed
D: San Diego
Now this is a team that I can get excited about. Mendenhall and McCoy at RB? Sweet. Fitz and Smith at WR, with a value pick Wes Welker later in the draft? Nice. Owen Daniels could be an issue considering his slow return from injury, but otherwise, this team would be a league contender. Of course, I’m a little biased.
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