Fantasy Football: A Mock a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

John GustafsonContributor IMay 18, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs for a 19-yard touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Mock drafts are a tremendous way to prepare for your fantasy football draft.

It's only May, but so what?! I'm ready to draft now!

Before I get ahead of myself, I want to make sure I'm ready. To do that, I want to try and do at least one mock draft per day and work some different strategies to see which ones I like best for each draft position. That way I don’t go for “value” every round and end up with a bag of crap.

I love WRs, but WR/WR isn’t always the best to take. Going RB/RB is the way to go given some drafts, but I want to do enough mocks to be sure.

I also want to answer questions like "what kind of back can I get if I don’t snag one in the second round?"

I wait on QBs, but can I really pass on Peyton Manning in the third round? With these questions in mind, let’s get it on!

Monday, 5/17 Draft done at fantasyfootballcalculator.com. 15 rounds, picked second

1 - Adrian Peterson
2 - Roddy White
3 - Peyton Manning
4 - Michael Crabtree
5 - Joseph Addai
6 - Jeremy Maclin
7 - "The Ghost" (Jerome Harrison)
8 - Antonio Bryant
9 - Ahmad Bradshaw
10 - Zach Miller
11 - Michael Bush
12 - Larry Johnson
13 - Donnie Avery
14 - Jason Campbell
15 - Dustin Keller

Potential starting lineup

QB - Peyton
RB1 - AP
RB2 - Addai
WR1 - Roddy
WR2 - Crabtree
WR3 - Maclin or Bryant
TE - Miller
Flex options - Bryant, Harrison, Ahmad, Bush, LJ, Avery


This was only a 15 rounder, and I bypassed picking a K and D. Seems pointless for now because I always pick them last anyways.

The RBs aren’t sexy after AP, but they were decent values. Between the four choices after AP, I should be able to get at least one quality start per week.

The WRs should be solid. I really like Crabtree, Maclin, and Bryant this year, and Roddy is as consistent as they come.

There was a huge run on TEs, which I’m fine with. I took Miller a little earlier than I should have but I wanted to make sure that I got him. It seems like a no-brainer that his production will go up considerably with Campbell now throwing him the ball.

I love WRs about as much as anyone in fantasy football, but even I think it’s crazy to pass on one of them for the likes of Jennings, Rice, Colston, and VJack.

Finally, I’m a big endorser of waiting on a QB, but I don’t think I’ll be able to pass on Peyton or Drew Brees should one of them fall to me in the third round like in this draft.

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