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 9 of our 2017 Fantasy Football Mock Draft:
9.01. Kevin Hanson I - Kareem Hunt, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
There has been some speculation that the rookie out of Toledo could "lead the team in rushing" in 2017. Either way, Hunt figures to be plenty involved in the offense this season. Extremely productive throughout his collegiate career (nearly 5,000 rushing yards), Hunt didn't test well athletically at the NFL Combine, but running backs in Andy Reid's offense can be very productive and the rookie at least has a chance to be the most productive of the group.
9.02. Dan Yanotchko I - Jordan Matthews, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Following his Week 1 performance (7/114/1), it was all downhill from there last season. While he missed two games, Matthews posted career lows in yards (804) and touchdowns (three). The good news is that Carson Wentz is going into his second season; the bad news is that there is much more competition for targets with Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith signed in free agency.
9.03. Dan Yanotchko II - Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
Using the seventh-overall pick on Williams, he should eventually emerge as the team's No. 1 receiver at some point early in his career. With Keenan Allen and the team's other receivers healthy, however, there is plenty of competition for targets.
9.04. Sean Beazley I - Rishard Matthews, WR, Tennessee Titans
In his first season with the Titans, Matthews set career highs of 65 catches, 945 yards and nine touchdowns and all three of his 100-yard games occurred over the final six games of the year. While he won't post top-15 numbers again in 2017 in Tennessee's run-first offense and with the addition of rookie Corey Davis, Matthews is likely to be an underrated fantasy wide receiver going into this season.
9.05. Sean Beazley II - Eric Decker, WR, New York Jets
Playing only three games last season, Decker is clearly the team's top target in the passing game. The quarterback situation is a mess, but the Jets are one of the worst teams in the NFL and should be playing from behind most of the season.
9.06. Brendan Donahue I - Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans
What's not to like about Davis as a prospect? Of course, ankle surgery sidelined him for offseason workouts and he played against a lower level of collegiate competition at Western Michigan, but Davis has all of the physical tools to develop into an elite receiver at the next level. Highly prolific in college, the 6-foot-3 wideout had 1,400-plus yards and 12-plus touchdowns in each of the past three seasons.
9.07. Brendan Donahue II - Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans
Finishing as fantasy's QB12 in 2016, Mariota threw for 3,426 yards, 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions and the dual-threat quarterback ran a little more often (60/349/2). While he started and finished slow, Mariota was dominant from Weeks 5 to 12 last season. During that eight-game stretch, he finished as a weekly top-four QB four times, a top-11 fantasy QB every week and averaged 24.19 fantasy points per game. The team invested three of four top-100 picks on improving the pass-catching weapons for Mariota, so 2017 could be even better for this ascending quarterback.
9.08. Kevin Hanson II - Martellus Bennett, TE, Green Bay Packers
Going from Tom Brady to Aaron Rodgers won't hurt Bennett's fantasy value. In fact, his outlook is improved. Not that Rodgers doesn't spread the ball around, but I'd expect Bennett to see a larger share of targets in Green Bay than he saw in New England (13.27 percent) last season.
9.09. Kevin Hanson III - LeGarrette Blount, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Last season, Blount finished with 299 carries for 1,161 yards and 18 touchdowns. One thing is certain: Blount's numbers will be markedly different in 2017. Even though Ryan Mathews will likely be released at some point, Blount should see in the neighborhood of 150-170 carries in 2017.
9.10. Brendan Donahue III - Corey Coleman, WR, Cleveland Browns
Injuries kept Coleman from making the impact that fantasy owners had hoped to get from the first receiver selected in the 2016 NFL Draft. Meanwhile, Hue Jackson hopes to have Coleman (hamstring) back when training camp starts. If Coleman can (get and) stay healthy, there's some breakout potential in his sophomore campaign.
9.11. Dan Yanotchko III - Matt Forte, RB, New York Jets
Forte set or tied career lows in rushing YPG (58.1) and receiving YPG (18.8) in his first season with the Jets. While the Jets have a new offensive coordinator, Bilal Powell's role should expand as he becomes the team's lead back, which means Forte should once again set career-low numbers on a per-game basis in 2017.
9.12. Sean Beazley III - Thomas Rawls, RB, Seattle Seahawks
There is plenty of uncertainty around the role for Rawls going into the season. With the addition of Eddie Lacy, it appears that Rawls will be his backup, but C.J. Prosise should handle the majority of third-down work as well. Given the issues Lacy has had over the past couple of seasons, however, Rawls is worth a roll of the dice here.
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