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 7 of our 2017 Fantasy Football Mock Draft:
7.01. Kevin Hanson I - Frank Gore, RB, Indianapolis Colts
In his age-33 season, Gore reached the 1,000-yard milestone, but he once again posted a sub-4.0 YPC average. With the addition of Marlon Mack in the fourth round, it's likely that Gore sees less, perhaps much less, than the 301 touches that he saw in 2016.
7.02. Dan Yanotchko I - Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In his first five NFL seasons, Martin has rushed for 1,400-plus yards twice -- and under 500 yards three times. Playing a full 16-game slate in both 1,400-yard seasons, Martin has played a total of 25 games in his other three seasons combined. At a minimum, Martin will miss three games to start the season as he completes serving his four-game suspension. One thing that bodes well for Martin when he returns from suspension is that the team waited until the fifth round to add a running back (Boise State's Jeremy McNichols).
7.03. Dan Yanotchko II - Latavius Murray, RB, Minnesota Vikings
Slipping to Round 2, rookie Dalvin Cook still figures to be a major part of the team's rushing attack and likely the biggest part of it. That obviously puts a huge dent into the outlook for Murray, who signed a three-year deal with the Vikings in free agency. It doesn't help that Murray will spend much of the offseason recovering from ankle surgery as well.
7.04. Sean Beazley I - Samaje Perine, RB, Washington Redskins
Selecting Kelley and Perine with back-to-back picks, Sean essentially will have Washington's starting running back in any given week. A physical runner, Perine is similar in style to incumbent starter Robert Kelley. Per ESPN's John Keim, Perine "becomes an instant challenger to Kelley for the starting job."
7.05. Sean Beazley II - Martavis Bryant, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
Playing only 21 games in three seasons and none last year due to suspension, skepticism about his ability to stay on the field (or off suspension) is natural. That said, the big-play receiver has averaged 17.29 Y/R and scored on one out of every 5.43 receptions in his young career. In addition, Bryant has added 10 pounds of muscle this offseason and the 6-foot-4 wideout is now up to 225 pounds. If (a big if) he can stay clean, this could be a steal at this spot.
7.06. Brendan Donahue I - Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
With the ability to take it to the house on any play, Hill scored 12 touchdowns -- six receiving, three rushing and three returns -- despite getting only 61 receptions and 24 carries. Expected to see more snaps in 2017, things could be even better fantasy-wise for the explosive offensive weapon.
7.07. Brendan Donahue II - DeVante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins
Preseason expectations were greater than his actual production in 2016. Even though Parker has played 30 of 32 games over his first two seasons, he has battled injuries and his offensive coordinator is excited for what Parker can do provided he stays healthy in 2017. Per Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, here are Clyde Christensen's 2017 expectations for Parker: "Gigantic year."
7.08. Kevin Hanson II - DeSean Jackson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Signing a three-year free-agent deal this offseason with the Buccaneers, Jackson posted a 56/1,005/4 slash line with Washington last season. Likely to score more touchdowns in 2017, D-Jax may not significantly exceed his receptions or yards in 2017 with Mike Evans as the team's clear No. 1 receiver. With a 17.7 career Y/A average, the explosive wideout will likely have his share of big games with a few duds thrown in.
7.09. Kevin Hanson III - Paul Perkins, RB, New York Giants
For the post-Rashad Jennings New York Giants, Perkins enters the season as the starter. The team's offensive line was essentially (and surprisingly) ignored in the draft, which is a concern for the running game as a whole, but Perkins should easily exceed his 127 rookie touches.
7.10. Brendan Donahue III - Mike Gillislee, RB, New England Patriots
Gillislee capitalized on limited opportunities (110 touches) as LeSean McCoy's backup to rack up 627 yards and score nine touchdowns in 2017. Now in New England, Gillislee should get the majority of goal-line opportunities that went to LeGarrette Blount, who led the league with 18 rushing touchdowns last season. That said, there could be even more uncertainty on a week-to-week basis with the stable of versatile running backs on the roster.
7.11. Dan Yanotchko III - Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers
Now behind Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams in the targets pecking order, Cobb posted a career-low 10.2 Y/R in 2016 and averaged only 46.9 receiving yards per game, the lowest since his rookie season. From Week 5 to 11 when Aaron Rodgers averaged 45 pass attempts per game (out of necessity), Cobb finished as a top-36 fantasy wide receiver in five of six games. Outside of the six game stretch when the Packers went 1-5, however, Cobb failed to finish as a top-30 fantasy wide receiver in any week.
7.12. Sean Beazley III - Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington Redskins
In the middle of the season, Crowder had a five-game stretch where he finished with 100-plus yards and/or scored a touchdown in all five games. In fact, all three of his 100-yard games occurred during that stretch. Given the changes to the receiving corps in free agency, Crowder should remain just as involved in the passing game as he was last season with the potential to improve on last year's overall numbers (67/847/7).
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