Fantasy Football: June Mock Draft Recap

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Mock Draft time! That’s exactly what happened on the latest episode of The Fantasy Footballers Podcast. Drafting from the 10-spot hosts Andy, Mike, and Jason teamed up in a 12-team PPR Mock Draft.

Starting lineups consists of QB/2RBs/3WRs/TE/Flex.

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Round 1 – Julio Jones

Other players considered: JuJu Smith-Schuster, Odell Beckham Jr., Le’Veon BellJames Conner

There was a slight debate about the pick here, but Julio Jones was pretty close to a “smash” pick especially with these league settings.

Round 2 – JuJu Smith-Schuster

Other players considered: Todd Gurley, James Conner

It’s tough to pass Todd Gurley in the 2nd Round, but he’s way too risky especially with top WR options still available. The Footballers were the only team to start WR-WR, but it gave them two top-6 WRs.

Round 3 – Josh Jacobs

Other players considered: Derrick Henry, Kenyan Drake, A.J. Green, Mark Ingram, Phillip Lindsay

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The pick here almost needed to be a RB. Marlon Mack and Kerryon Johnson were drafted right before the Ballers got their pick. Josh Jacobs is the only show in town for Oakland. Expect to see Jacobs shoot up the draft board once Hard Knocks starts airing this season.

Round 4 – Julian Edelman

Others Considered: Robert Woods, Brandin Cooks

This is almost the exact same scenario that came up in the May Mock Draft.

Despite age and injury concerns, The Ballers our confident in their selection of Edelman in the 4th Round. He performed as the WR8 in 2018 after returning from a four-game suspension. As Mike mentioned, Bill Belichick still believes in Julian Edelman, which is a pretty solid argument for him having another productive season in 2019.”

This pick might even be better for this draft considering it’s a full PPR league.

Round 5 – Lamar Miller

Other players considered:  James White, Sammy Watkins, Dante Pettis

Sometimes choices made earlier in drafts force decisions later in drafts. Julio Jones and Julian Edelman were easy picks in the 1st and 4th Rounds. There were good options at RB in the 2nd Round, but JuJu Smith-Schuster was drafted. Starting the draft with three WRs in the first four rounds forces RBs to the top of the decision tree in this round. It turns out there were a lot of good WRs on the board, but only Lamar Miller and James White as serious considerations at RB. Mike decided to “open the antibiotics and pour it on the applesauce” with Lamar Miller.

Round 6 – Evan Engram

Other players considered: None

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Evan Engram is the last TE in his tier making this a pretty easy decision.

Round 7 – Miles Sanders

Others Considered: Ronald Jones, Latavius Murray, Will Fuller, Geronimo Allison

Dante Pettis, Dante Pettis, Come on Pettis!!! Ohhh Nooo!!!!” We were hoping Pettis would make it back, but he was scooped up right before this pick.

Miles Sanders is a good pick to bolster the RB corps. His potential is huge in the Philadelphia offense if he can figure out how to dominate RB touches with Jordan Howard on the roster.

Round 8: Marvin Jones Jr.

Other players considered: Carson Wentz, Cam Newton, Kyler Murray, Austin Ekeler, LeSean McCoy, Golden Tate

This is a wild-card round. There are enough QBs available that there’s no pressure to pick one here. You can go with a RB, WR, or TE and be fine, but this team only has three WRs so far. Marvin Jones is being overlooked because of the injury last year and Kenny Golladay‘s breakout, but he’s a solid WR when healthy.

Round 9: Jared Goff

Other players considered: Jameis Winston, Dede Westbrook

A little bit of bad luck. All the QBs the Footballers were targeting got drafted, but Jared Goff and the Rams offense should be humming again this year.

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Round 10: Dede Westbrook

Other players considered: Adrian Peterson, Keke Coutee, Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Dede Westbrook could easily end up being the WR1 in Jacksonville.

Round 11: Nyheim Hines

Other players considered: Damien Harris, Peyton Barber.

Jason was supposed to get the pick here until he started talking about the RBs he was considering. Andy stepped in, tried a Jedi-Mind trick that didn’t work, but Jason agreed to trade his pick to Andy who wasted no time drafting Nyheim Hines with full PPR scoring.

Round 12: Chris Thompson

Other players considered: Peyton Barber, Donte Moncrief

This pick gives another option at the RB position. Thompson won’t be a league winner, but it was just a couple of seasons ago when he was averaging 80 yards/game until an injury derailed his season.

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