PPR Mock From the 10-Hole
A look at the other side of the draft
Yesterday I drafted a PPR team from the 4-hole. This morning, I tried one from the other end of the draft in the 10-hole. It’s an interesting team that I ended up with and I’m actually glad it worked out that way. I followed the Rotobahn QB plan and waited just long enough to get good value, but not so long that I whiffed on all the elite options. I ended up with the same QB as yesterday and that’s fine. Overall, it’s a typical Rotobahn team but a bit heavy on the running backs. You can view the draft here.
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Round 1 (10 overall) Trent Richardson, RB, Browns
Easy pick. Forte was the only other consideration, but T-Rich has the potential to be the best fantasy back in 2013 and that was just too tempting to pass up. He owns everything in his backfield--all downs and all situations.
Round 2 (14 overall) Jimmy Graham, TE, Saints
I was looking to go RB here, but none of my guys made it to me. I felt like I’d be ok with getting a few more backs, so I took the one truly special guy on the board, who gives me a big edge over almost every opponent.
Round 3 (34 overall) Eddie Lacy, RB, Packers
The Graham selection looks great now. I have a really solid 1-2 punch in the backfield and I can hopefully add at least one more weekly starter at tailback.
Round 4 (39 overall) Montee Ball, RB, Broncos
I was hoping for Lamar Miller or Andre Johnson here, but I’ll settle for Ball, because I can wait for him to take over the job with two stud backs already on my roster.
Round 5 (58 overall) Daryl Richardson, RB, Rams
Overkill? Not at all. I want to send out a rock-solid trio of backs every week and with three really good receivers still on the board, I know I’ll get one in round six.
Round 6 (63 overall) Eric Decker, WR, Broncos
Decker is a light WR1, but he’ll get the job done while I am developing my team. He’s excellent value in the sixth round.
Round 7 (82 overall) Ben Tate, RB, Texans
I have very little faith in Arian Foster right now and Tate was just too tempting to pass up. I know I can still get receivers and I know a QB will make to me around the bend because both teams 11 and 12 have their quarterbacks.
Round 8 (87 overall) Andrew Luck, QB, Colts
Andrew Luck in the 8th completes the puzzle. I’m going to have a strong team and my tradability is through the roof.
Round 9 (106 overall) Kenny Britt, WR, Titans
He’s got a high ceiling and he’s healthy now. That’s what I need as I build my receiver group with late picks.
Round 10 (111 overall) Michael Floyd, WR, Cardinals
A better bet to stay healthy than Britt, Floyd gives me youth and lots of upside in Bruce Arians’ deep passing scheme.
Round 11 (130 overall) Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Vikings
Are you sensing a pattern here? I don’t need to hit with all of these picks. If I nail just a few, I’ll have a really nasty team and that’s before I work the trade market.
Round 12 (135 overall) Justin Blackmon, WR, Jaguars
He’ll miss the first four games with a suspension, but I have the depth to wait for him and he’ll be a very high ceiling guy upon his return.
Round 13 (154 overall) Rueben Randle, WR, Giants
He should outperform this draft slot even if both Nicks and Cruz stay healthy, but what are the odds of that happening? Reuben is a serious breakout threat in 2013.
Round 14 (159 overall) Alshon Jeffery, WR, Bears
One more high upside receiver for team upside. There’s just no way I strike out with this group. Some of these receivers will pan out and maybe most of them.
Round 15 (178 overall) Giants Defense
I thought about skipping defense entirely which is allowed, but I like the Giants’ upside with the pass rush, so I grabbed them.
This draft may look a bit unconventional, but it was actually very low risk. It’s better to do this in a league that has trading, but even if I couldn’t trade, this team is going to be very good and it will age well over the 16-week fantasy season. Notice I didn’t say the 13-week fantasy season. Having a deep team will give you ability to dominate during the bye weeks and also have good matchup potential in the playoffs when the weather gets bad in the NFL. Today’s team is definitely built to last.
- Andrew Luck
- RUNNING BACK
- Trent Richardson
- Eddie Lacy
- Montee Ball
- Daryl Richardson
- Ben Tate
- WIDE RECEIVER
- Eric Decker
- Kenny Britt
- Michael Floyd
- Cordarrelle Patterson
- Justin Blackmon
- Rueben Randle
- Alshon Jeffery
- TIGHT END
- Jimmy Graham
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- The Waiver Wire 12/12
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- Update on Rotobahn
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