PPR Mock Draft
As we inch closer to what looks to be another full regular season in the NFL, I wanted to breakout with a few mock drafts for various scoring rules and leagues sizes, to discuss some of the mid-summer trends in Mock Drafts around the web. This ten team PPR mock was done on Mock Draft Central, where you can participate in daily mocks, to get you ready for your real draft.
While many of the mock drafts done on MDC have live owners, this one was mostly automated, but I’ve chosen to put it up on the site, to give you an idea of the average rankings (ADP), for PPR leagues on their site, in hopes that you can get a range for where their rankings shake out on a draft board.
As we get deeper into the summer, and this lockout finally ends, you will see more activity on all sites for mock draft purposes, but many owners are sitting back, waiting for resolution, between the players and owners. As a result of the late free agency movement and the projected chaos, upon the preseason getting underway, we will have regular mock draft trends in the coming month.
Mock Draft Results – Trends
4th Round / 4th Pick – Moreno To Lose His Starting Job?
There is a reason why you will find Knowshon Moreno ranked outside of the top thirty running backs in our standard and ppr player projections, and that is because he’s not going to be the Broncos starting tailback, come week one. At least that is what is expected to happen, as rumors around the Broncos, seem to believe that Moreno is a bust, and he’s better off as a third down back.
Looking at Moreno’s production in his first two seasons, I can’t disagree with this thinking, as Moreno only seemed to make plays when he was thrown the football, and his durability has been a recurring problem, thus far.
One player who could take Moreno’s starting job is Coach Fox’s old running back DeAngelo Williams as the veteran is expected to hit the free agent market this summer. The addition of Williams (or any other prominent early down runner) should relegate Moreno as nothing more than a late round addition for depth, or a waiver wire pickup, if and when something happens to Williams.
6th Round / 2nd Pick – Dez Bryant Off the Board
One of the hot names in fantasy football, Dez Bryant has the ability to be a top five receiver, this year, but at the same time he could easily disappoint. I don’t believe Bryant’s off the field problems will be an issue (this year) but that should be the least of your worries for this talented youngster.
One minor concern is that Bryant has yet to be cleared as a full go since injuring his fibula last season, but he has been working out with teammates, and is in good shape. This issue should taken care of when the lockout is over, but I’m still concerned that Bryant hasn’t been able to work with this coaches.
This young receiver needs all the time he can get with this coaching staff, and in the film room because he’s still a raw talent that has much to learn at the pro level. That said, if you can grab Bryant as a sixth round pick in standard redraft leagues (especially PPR leagues) he would make for a fine No.2 receiver in your ten team league.
The Cowboys should put the football up early and often this year, as getting Tony Romo and the offense back on track from a disappointing 2010 season, will be one of the top priorities for Head Coach Jason Garrett. If (big if) Bryant can stay healthy, he should be the top producing receiver on this team, and a top ten option for fantasy football.
Ten Team PPR Mock Draft Results
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