This is a 2-QB 2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft I took part in with 11 other members of the forum and followers on Twitter. As usual, I'll have analysis of my picks, as well as the best and worst selections every two rounds.
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MY PICKS, ROUNDS 1-2: Before I begin my write-ups, I need to mention that I didn't have my cheat sheet on me. There were problems with the site as this was going on - some incorrect updates were made, our database couldn't process, yadda yadda yadda - so I was drafting blind. However, I think I would have taken Antonio Brown and Matthew Stafford 1-2 regardless. Stafford at 2.01 may seem sketchy at first glance, but check out the other quarterbacks who went in the second round.
BEST PICKS, ROUNDS 1-2: I know quarterbacks need to be chosen early, but Calvin Johnson at 2.12 seems like a steal, doesn't he? So do C.J. Anderson and Marshawn Lynch in the latter half of the second frame.
WORST PICKS, ROUNDS 1-2: Matt Forte is probably the worst pick in the first two rounds. It's a 2-QB league, so Frank should've used one of his initial picks on a signal-caller. Forte was a reach.
MY PICKS, ROUNDS 3-4: I hate having a quarterback and a running back from the same team, so I probably wouldn't have done this in a real draft. Then again, I would have my cheat sheets on me in a real draft.
These picks aren't bad individually, though. Forsett is a solid RB2, though I may have had some players ahead of him on my Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet. Flacco is on the same level as Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater, so he fit the range.
BEST PICKS, ROUNDS 3-4: It's bizarre to see players like Odell Beckham Jr. and Jeremy Hill in Round 3. I get that it's a 2-QB league, but they still provide amazing value there.
WORST PICKS, ROUNDS 3-4: Umm... P... you know Jordy Nelson is out for the year, right? Way to follow the news. Otherwise, I didn't hate anything in these two rounds, though Mike Evans at 4.02 is a bit risky because of his injury.
MY PICKS, ROUNDS 5-6: Again, I'm not completely sure if Sammy Watkins and Joseph Randle would've been near the top of my cheat sheet, but they seem like they could have been. Watkins is probably going to have a big year, while Randle figures to be the starter in Dallas' backfield because Darren McFadden sucks.
BEST PICKS, ROUNDS 5-6: I didn't hate anything in the past two rounds, and I don't love anything here. Carlos Hyde, DeAndre Hopkins and Keenan Allen seem like nice values, but no selections blew me away.
WORST PICKS, ROUNDS 5-6: Jonathan Stewart is high on my Fantasy Football Busts list, so he shouldn't have gone at 6.02. Oh, and I suppose we can now confirm that P is either auto-drafting or literally living two weeks in the past. Hey, P, if it's the latter, sell your stocks immediately!
MY PICKS, ROUNDS 7-8: Another running back and receiver combo because those two positions are scarce. Johnson and Teddy Bridgewater have developed a great rapport, while Blount could score a bunch of touchdowns.
BEST PICKS, ROUNDS 7-8: Doug Martin could be a steal. He was in my Fantasy Football Sleepers list until his ADP rose into the fifth round. He definitely looks like he's back to form. Vincent Jackson looks like he's going to rebound as well.
WORST PICKS, ROUNDS 7-8: I guess my Charles Johnson selection was a major sign of disrespect to Leelee's choice of Mike Wallace. In case you haven't been paying attention, Wallace sucks. So does Martavis Bryant - at least in the seventh round. He's not Pittsburgh's No. 2 receiver.
MY PICKS, ROUNDS 9-10: Bishop Sankey looked like a new man in Tennessee's second preseason game, matching what was said about him throughout training camp, so hopefully that's a sign of things to come. As for the Brian Hoyer pick, well, that was a mistake for two reasons. First, check out his bye week. It's nine - the same as the other two quarterbacks I own. Derp!
Second, I immediately regretted not picking Tyrod Taylor, who will pick up a ton of rushing yardage. I don't know why it still says Taylor is still on the Ravens. That's one of many things Fantasy Football Calculator (FFC) needs to clean up (more on that later).
BEST PICKS, ROUNDS 9-10: I'll give Taylor a mention, since I realized I wanted him once I remembered him. Meanwhile, Julius Thomas was another solid pick. I know Thomas is banged up, but there's no way in hell he should be drafted after Jordan Cameron.
WORST PICKS, ROUNDS 9-10: Chalk Cameron up as one of the worst choices. Victor Cruz wasn't a good pick either, as players simply don't heal from patellar tendons. And, of course, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the Seahawks there at 10.10, but P is now a computer.
MY PICKS, ROUNDS 11-12: My starting tight end in the 12th round. Go me! This is exactly why you can afford to wait on tight ends if you miss out on Rob Gronkowski. And as for Markus Wheaton, he provides so much value this late, given that he's Pittsburgh's No. 2 wideout.
BEST PICKS, ROUNDS 11-12: Moon had a couple of great selections, grabbing to players I have high on my Fantasy Football Sleepers list. Check that link out to see why I like those two players. Devonta Freeman, Stevie Johnson and Jonas Gray also qualify as sleepers.
WORST PICKS, ROUNDS 11-12: Brandon LaFell is injured, so he won't be contributing much for "6." Darren McFadden sucks, so he won't be doing much for "6" either.
MY PICKS, ROUNDS 13-15: Why not Ty Montgomery? He could be Green Bay's third receiver, and if so, he could be a viable fantasy option during bye weeks. Kicker, defense, yadda, yadda, yadda.
BEST PICKS, ROUNDS 13-15: High-upside picks include: Devin Funchess, Breshad Perriman, Kyle Rudolph, Brandon Coleman, Justin Forsett... WAIT, WHAT!? JUSTIN FORSETT!? Didn't I take him back in Round 3? Why are there two Justin Forsetts in the database? Remember when I said FFC had to clean things up?
WORST PICKS, ROUNDS 13-15: Low-upside picks include: Doug Flutie. Wow. He hasn't been in the league in decades, so why is he still available? Moon said that he took Flutie as a joke, and while I did have a good laugh, I also cried a little bit on the inside because my favorite fantasy football mock draft place still had 60-year-old men listed as options.
My Fantasy Team:
QB - Matthew Stafford, Lions
QB - Joe Flacco, Ravens
RB - Justin Forsett, Ravens
RB - Joseph Randle, Cowboys
WR - Antonio Brown, Steelers
WR - Sammy Watkins, Bills
RB/WR - LeGarrette Blount, RB, Patriots
TE - Tyler Eifert, Bengals
K - Justin Tucker, Ravens
DEF - Jets Defense
BN - Charles Johnson, WR, Vikings
BN - Bishop Sankey, RB, Titans
BN - Brian Hoyer, QB, Texans
BN - Markus Wheaton, WR, Texans
BN - Ty Montgomery, WR, Packers
Sorry. This team sucks. I have three quarterbacks on the same bye week, and I may not have taken the best players available, per my cheat sheet. As I mentioned, I didn't have one available. I mean, I guess there are some bright spots, including my receiving corps, but the signal-callers are mediocre and the running backs seem like they could all bust, save for Justin Forsett. The real Justin Forsett.