2017 Fantasy Football Mock DraftPosted: May 2017
Scoring: This mock uses standard scoring and is for 2017 only (i.e., not keeper/dynasty leagues). Passing touchdowns are worth four points while rushing/receiving touchdowns are worth six points. In addition, one point is earned per 25 passing yards, 10 rushing yards or 10 receiving yards.
With the 2017 NFL Draft now behind us, we conducted our first Fantasy Football Mock Draft for the 2017 season.
Note: It's a "slow" draft so picks will be added as they occur with comments from Kevin Hanson (@EDSFootball).
Here is Round 11 of our 2017 Fantasy Football Mock Draft:
11.01. Kevin Hanson I - Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Since 2010, Roethlisberger has missed multiple games in more seasons (four) than he has not (three). Leading such a high-powered offense, however, he should finish in the top-12 in terms of per-game production, but Big Ben has finished as fantasy's QB18 and QB20, respectively, over the past two seasons.
11.02. Dan Yanotchko I - Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
Despite tearing his ACL last season, it appears that Bernard will be ready for the start of the 2017 season. More concerning to the fantasy value of both Bernard and Jeremy Hill, however, is the selection of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon in the second round. Based purely on football talent, Mixon has first-round talent and figures to be heavily involved in the offensive game plan early as both a runner and receiver.
11.03. Dan Yanotchko II - O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Slipping further than expected (in the real draft) to 19th overall, Howard excels as both a blocker and a receiver although he was under-utilized in the passing game at Alabama. Testing well in Indy, Howard ran a 4.51 forty at the NFL Scouting Combine and should develop into one of the top fantasy tight ends for years to come. Rookie tight ends tend to struggle so there are a number of other tights ends still available that I'd prefer here for 2017 re-draft leagues.
11.04. Sean Beazley I - Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions
With at least four catches in 11 of his 13 games played, Ebron set career highs in his age-23 season with 61 catches for 711 yards although he scored just two touchdowns -- one receiving and one "rushing." Going into his fourth NFL season, Ebron has missed multiple games every season, but he has a chance to take another step forward in 2017, especially if he can stay healthy for the full season.
11.05. Sean Beazley II - Jamaal Charles, RB, Denver Broncos
Due to knee injuries, Charles has missed the majority of the past two seasons -- eight games played combined. Signing with the division-rival Broncos, Charles gives the team a different element if he can stay healthy. Ranking fourth all-time in yards per carry behind Michael Vick (7.0), Randall Cunningham (6.4) and Marion Motley (5.7), the 30-year-old Charles has averaged 5.5 yards per carry over his career.
11.06. Brendan Donahue I - Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts
Finishing just outside the top-12 in fantasy points scored, Doyle signed a three-year deal worth $19 million with the Colts this offseason as the team traded away Dwayne Allen. Doyle's 59 catches, 75 targets and 584 yards were all second on the team to only T.Y. Hilton, who led the NFL in receiving yardage in 2016.
11.07. Brendan Donahue II - Duke Johnson, RB, Cleveland Browns
Johnson's total year-over-year numbers declined in 2016 as both a runner and receiver although he was more efficient (4.9 YPC and 9.7 Y/R). Scoring only three touchdowns in two full seasons, Johnson is better in PPR formats and has finished in the 800-900 range in YFS in both seasons.
11.08. Kevin Hanson II - Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants
Shepard had 65/683/8 as a rookie and it may difficult to vastly exceed that production as a sophomore with the Giants signing Brandon Marshall in free agency.
11.09. Kevin Hanson III - Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots
One thing's clear: I have no idea which Patriots running back will have the most productive fantasy outing in any given week. As unclear as it was in previous seasons, it's less clear in 2017. The Patriots have four running backs that I would expect to have multiple top-24 weekly performances in 2017, but guessing when those will occur will be just that ... a guess.
11.10. Brendan Donahue III - Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons
Hooper should be able to build upon his rookie production (19/271/3) in 2016, but by how much? The sophomore is the 15th tight end off the board in this mock.
11.11. Dan Yanotchko III - Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets
If healthy, Eric Decker should be the clear-cut top receiver for the Jets. That said, Enunwa had 58 catches for 857 yards and four touchdowns in last year's breakout season and that performance would be a reasonable expectation for the upcoming season.
11.12. Sean Beazley III - Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts
While Frank Gore rushed for 1,025 yards last season and he has played a full 16-game season for six consecutive seasons, the 34-year-old running back has averaged less than 4.0 yards per carry in both of his seasons with the Colts. At a minimum, Mack should see a fair volume of work to keep Gore fresh and he has some sleeper appeal on top of that.
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