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In the past my rankings and mock drafts have always slanted heavily towards wide receivers early in Dynasty. They have far more longevity than running backs and they aren't as injury prone on a yearly basis. But I'm an even bigger proponent of not entering a draft with a set strategy, which is how I somehow went six rounds in our first post-draft Dynasty mock without drafting a wide receiver.

My first two picks, Christian McCaffrey and Aaron Jones were no-brainers. And it's easy to look back now and say "if I'd known Josh Jacobs would be there at pick 48, I would have passed on J.K. Dobbins at pick 25". But I didn't have that hindsight at the time. And there was no receiver available in Round 5 I thought would be as impactful as Lamar Jackson. After taking Noah Fant in Round 6, I pretty much just drafted receivers the rest of the draft. And it's a good idea to talk about strategy if you find yourself in a similar situation. 

With a core of Jackson, McCaffrey, Jones, Dobbins, and Jacobs this team has a three-to-four year window as a contender. So I wasn't going to use too many picks on guys I expected to have more future value than 2021 value. This is a win-now squad, I can find young receivers in 2022 and 2023. Hence, my top four receivers are all 27 or older. But they're all also top-36 receivers in most re-draft rankings. That's plenty good with four top-20 running backs (all starters in these lineups) on my squad.

Is this the way I prefer to attack a Dynasty startup? Not really, but I don't hate the finished product. And if I really wanted to I'm pretty sure I can deal a running back for a starting receiver without much trouble. It's more important to be open to a strategy like this than it is to draft exactly the way you plan going into a draft.

The rules for this mock were full PPR with one quarterback, two running backs, three receivers, a tight end and two flexes. Here are the analysts who participated in the mock:

Heath Cummings, CBS Sports
Justin Lampkin, Clock Management
Matt Donnelly, Dynasty Vipers
R.J. White, CBS Sports
Chris Towers, CBS Sports
Dave Richard, CBS Sports
Rumboyz Robbie, Rumboyz Fantasy Network
Matt Price, Dynasty League Football
Jamey Eisenberg, CBS Sports
Adam Aizer, CBS Sports
LaQuan Jones, RealDealFantasy HQ
Dan Schneier, CBS Sports

And here are the results:

Round By Round
Round 1
Pos Team Player
1 Team 1 C. McCaffrey RB CAR
2 Clock Management D. Cook RB MIN
3 MattDonnellyFF J. Taylor RB IND
4 R.J. White S. Barkley RB NYG
5 Team 12 D. Swift RB DET
6 DAVE A. Kamara RB NO
7 Rumboyz Robbie D. Henry RB TEN
8 Team 7 D. Metcalf WR SEA
9 Team 10 T. Hill WR KC
10 Team 2 J. Jefferson WR MIN
11 LaQuan Jones N. Chubb RB CLE
12 Team 5 A. Brown WR TEN
Round 2
Pos Team Player
13 Team 5 S. Diggs WR BUF
14 LaQuan Jones C. Akers RB LAR
15 Team 2 N. Harris RB PIT
16 Team 10 D. Adams WR GB
17 Team 7 C. Lamb WR DAL
18 Rumboyz Robbie A. Gibson RB WAS
19 DAVE P. Mahomes QB KC
20 Team 12 C. Ridley WR ATL
21 R.J. White E. Elliott RB DAL
22 MattDonnellyFF J. Mixon RB CIN
23 Clock Management A. Ekeler RB LAC
24 Team 1 A. Jones RB GB
Round 3
Pos Team Player
25 Team 1 J. Dobbins RB BAL
26 Clock Management G. Kittle TE SF
27 MattDonnellyFF D. Hopkins WR ARI
28 R.J. White K. Pitts TE ATL
29 Team 12 J. Chase WR CIN
30 DAVE C. Edwards-Helaire RB KC
31 Rumboyz Robbie K. Allen WR LAC
32 Team 7 T. Etienne RB JAC
33 Team 10 M. Thomas WR NO
34 Team 2 M. Sanders RB PHI
35 LaQuan Jones J. Allen QB BUF
36 Team 5 T. Kelce TE KC
Round 4
Pos Team Player
37 Team 5 J. Williams RB DEN
38 LaQuan Jones A. Robinson WR CHI
39 Team 2 T. McLaurin WR WAS
40 Team 10 D. Montgomery RB CHI
41 Team 7 C. Godwin WR TB
42 Rumboyz Robbie K. Hunt RB CLE
43 DAVE A. Cooper WR DAL
44 Team 12 D. Moore WR CAR
45 R.J. White D. Johnson WR PIT
46 MattDonnellyFF D. Waller TE LV
47 Clock Management R. Woods WR LAR
48 Team 1 J. Jacobs RB LV
Round 5
Pos Team Player
49 Team 1 L. Jackson QB BAL
50 Clock Management B. Aiyuk WR SF
51 MattDonnellyFF J. Jones WR TEN
52 R.J. White M. Evans WR TB
53 Team 12 M. Andrews TE BAL
54 DAVE C. Claypool WR PIT
55 Rumboyz Robbie J. Herbert QB LAC
56 Team 7 J. Smith-Schuster WR PIT
57 Team 10 K. Murray QB ARI
58 Team 2 T. Hockenson TE DET
59 LaQuan Jones T. Higgins WR CIN
60 Team 5 J. Jeudy WR DEN
Round 6
Pos Team Player
61 Team 5 D. Prescott QB DAL
62 LaQuan Jones K. Golladay WR NYG
63 Team 2 D. Smith WR PHI
64 Team 10 C. Carson RB SEA
65 Team 7 J. Waddle WR MIA
66 Rumboyz Robbie C. Kupp WR LAR
67 DAVE M. Carter RB NYJ
68 Team 12 J. Hurts QB PHI
69 R.J. White T. Lockett WR SEA
70 MattDonnellyFF C. Sutton WR DEN
71 Clock Management D. Chark WR JAC
72 Team 1 N. Fant TE DEN
Round 7
Pos Team Player
73 Team 1 A. Thielen WR MIN
74 Clock Management M. Gaskin RB MIA
75 MattDonnellyFF O. Beckham WR CLE
76 R.J. White C. Samuel WR WAS
77 Team 12 D. Samuel WR SF
78 DAVE D. Goedert TE PHI
79 Rumboyz Robbie T. Marshall Jr. WR CAR
80 Team 7 T. Lawrence QB JAC
81 Team 10 C. Edmonds RB ARI
82 Team 2 D. Johnson RB HOU
83 LaQuan Jones I. Smith TE MIN
84 Team 5 T. Sermon RB SF
Round 8
Pos Team Player
85 Team 5 E. Moore WR NYJ
86 LaQuan Jones A. Dillon RB GB
87 Team 2 R. Wilson QB SEA
88 Team 10 T. Boyd WR CIN
89 Team 7 R. Moore WR ARI
90 Rumboyz Robbie J. Robinson RB JAC
91 DAVE M. Brown WR BAL
92 Team 12 R. Bateman WR BAL
93 R.J. White Z. Moss RB BUF
94 MattDonnellyFF L. Shenault Jr. WR JAC
95 Clock Management M. Davis RB ATL
96 Team 1 B. Cooks WR HOU
Round 9
Pos Team Player
97 Team 1 W. Fuller WR MIA
98 Clock Management J. Burrow QB CIN
99 MattDonnellyFF A. Rodgers QB GB
100 R.J. White L. Fournette RB TB
101 Team 12 R. Jones RB TB
102 DAVE M. Pittman WR IND
103 Rumboyz Robbie L. Thomas TE WAS
104 Team 7 T. Pollard RB DAL
105 Team 10 K. Toney WR NYG
106 Team 2 J. Conner RB ARI
107 LaQuan Jones D. Mooney WR CHI
108 Team 5 R. Mostert RB SF
Round 10
Pos Team Player
109 Team 5 J. Reagor WR PHI
110 LaQuan Jones D. Harris RB NE
111 Team 2 H. Ruggs III WR LV
112 Team 10 M. Hardman WR KC
113 Team 7 E. Engram TE NYG
114 Rumboyz Robbie A. St. Brown WR DET
115 DAVE T. Lance QB SF
116 Team 12 M. Gordon RB DEN
117 R.J. White D. Watson QB HOU
118 MattDonnellyFF J. Fields QB CHI
119 Clock Management J. Wilson RB SF
120 Team 1 R. Anderson WR CAR
Round 11
Pos Team Player
121 Team 1 M. Gallup WR DAL
122 Clock Management J. Landry WR CLE
123 MattDonnellyFF D. Mims WR NYJ
124 R.J. White D. Singletary RB BUF
125 Team 12 K. Drake RB LV
126 DAVE A. Brown WR TB
127 Rumboyz Robbie K. Gainwell RB PHI
128 Team 7 N. Hines RB IND
129 Team 10 A. Rodgers WR GB
130 Team 2 J. Brown WR LV
131 LaQuan Jones J. Smith TE NE
132 Team 5 D. Brown WR WAS
Round 12
Pos Team Player
133 Team 5 D. Henderson RB LAR
134 LaQuan Jones C. Davis WR NYJ
135 Team 2 M. Williams WR LAC
136 Team 10 C. Kmet TE CHI
137 Team 7 A. Mattison RB MIN
138 Rumboyz Robbie R. Tannehill QB TEN
139 DAVE R. Tonyan TE GB
140 Team 12 G. Davis WR BUF
141 R.J. White D. Parker WR MIA
142 MattDonnellyFF P. Freiermuth TE PIT
143 Clock Management C. Hubbard RB CAR
144 Team 1 T. Hilton WR IND
Round 13
Pos Team Player
145 Team 1 B. Edwards WR LV
146 Clock Management C. Kirk WR ARI
147 MattDonnellyFF C. Beasley WR BUF
148 R.J. White T. Cohen RB CHI
149 Team 12 M. Ryan QB ATL
150 DAVE G. Edwards RB BAL
151 Rumboyz Robbie A. Firkser TE TEN
152 Team 7 R. Penny RB SEA
153 Team 10 J. Williams RB DET
154 Team 2 T. Brady QB TB
155 LaQuan Jones Z. Wilson QB NYJ
156 Team 5 H. Henry TE NE
Round 14
Pos Team Player
157 Team 5 N. Collins WR HOU
158 LaQuan Jones J. Palmer WR LAC
159 Team 2 A. Trautman TE NO
160 Team 10 M. Jones WR JAC
161 Team 7 J. McKissic RB WAS
162 Rumboyz Robbie R. Stevenson RB NE
163 DAVE G. Bernard RB TB
164 Team 12 S. Michel RB NE
165 R.J. White T. Coleman RB NYJ
166 MattDonnellyFF P. Lindsay RB HOU
167 Clock Management M. Mack RB IND
168 Team 1 T. Tagovailoa QB MIA
Round 15
Pos Team Player
169 Team 1 J. Meyers WR NE
170 Clock Management S. Shepard WR NYG
171 MattDonnellyFF E. Mitchell RB SF
172 R.J. White M. Stafford QB LAR
173 Team 12 J. Reynolds WR TEN
174 DAVE L. Murray RB NO
175 Rumboyz Robbie A. Green WR ARI
176 Team 7 S. Ahmed RB MIA
177 Team 10 J. White RB NE
178 Team 2 J. Kelley RB LAC
179 LaQuan Jones W. Gallman RB SF
180 Team 5 D. Evans RB TEN
Round 16
Pos Team Player
181 Team 5 K. Hamler WR DEN
182 LaQuan Jones T. Williams WR DET
183 Team 2 J. Jackson RB LAC
184 Team 10 B. Mayfield QB CLE
185 Team 7 D. Eskridge WR SEA
186 Rumboyz Robbie K. Herbert RB CHI
187 DAVE L. Rountree III RB LAC
188 Team 12 M. Gesicki TE MIA
189 R.J. White N. Agholor WR NE
190 MattDonnellyFF J. Crowder WR NYJ
191 Clock Management C. Wentz QB IND
192 Team 1 B. Jarwin TE DAL
Round 17
Pos Team Player
193 Team 1 T. Smith WR NO
194 Clock Management A. Lazard WR GB
195 MattDonnellyFF T. Wallace WR BAL
196 R.J. White P. Campbell WR IND
197 Team 12 T. Atwell WR LAR
198 DAVE B. Perriman WR DET
199 Rumboyz Robbie R. Higgins WR CLE
200 Team 7 N. Harry WR NE
201 Team 10 Z. Ertz TE PHI
202 Team 2 D. Williams RB KC
203 LaQuan Jones V. Jefferson WR LAR
204 Team 5 L. Perine RB NYJ
Round 18
Pos Team Player
205 Team 5 J. Love QB GB
206 LaQuan Jones D. Williams RB CHI
207 Team 2 B. Snell RB PIT
208 Team 10 S. Perine RB CIN
209 Team 7 T. Higbee TE LAR
210 Rumboyz Robbie H. Hurst TE ATL
211 DAVE D. Fitzpatrick WR TEN
212 Team 12 J. Winston QB NO
213 R.J. White T. Hill QB NO
214 MattDonnellyFF H. Long TE MIA
215 Clock Management Z. Pascal WR IND
216 Team 1 Q. Cephus WR DET
Round 19
Pos Team Player
217 Team 1 D. Dallas RB SEA
218 Clock Management J. Cook TE LAC
219 MattDonnellyFF G. Doaks RB MIA
220 R.J. White E. Ebron TE PIT
221 Team 12 M. Brown RB MIA
222 DAVE D. Jones QB NYG
223 Rumboyz Robbie M. Jones QB NE
224 Team 7 S. Darnold QB CAR
225 Team 10 O. Howard TE TB
226 Team 2 K. Cousins QB MIN
227 LaQuan Jones G. Everett TE SEA
228 Team 5 K. Vaughn RB TB
Round 20
Pos Team Player
229 Team 5 C. Powell WR KC
230 LaQuan Jones D. Slayton WR NYG
231 Team 2 D. Peoples-Jones WR CLE
232 Team 10 D. Robinson WR KC
233 Team 7 J. Washington WR PIT
234 Rumboyz Robbie R. Gronkowski TE TB
235 DAVE M. Callaway WR NO
236 Team 12 S. Watkins WR BAL
237 R.J. White M. Breida RB BUF
238 MattDonnellyFF S. Williams WR DEN
239 Clock Management E. Sanders WR BUF
240 Team 1 K. Hill RB GB
Team by Team
Team 1
Rd Pk Player
1 1 C. McCaffrey RB CAR
2 24 A. Jones RB GB
3 25 J. Dobbins RB BAL
4 48 J. Jacobs RB LV
5 49 L. Jackson QB BAL
6 72 N. Fant TE DEN
7 73 A. Thielen WR MIN
8 96 B. Cooks WR HOU
9 97 W. Fuller WR MIA
10 120 R. Anderson WR CAR
11 121 M. Gallup WR DAL
12 144 T. Hilton WR IND
13 145 B. Edwards WR LV
14 168 T. Tagovailoa QB MIA
15 169 J. Meyers WR NE
16 192 B. Jarwin TE DAL
17 193 T. Smith WR NO
18 216 Q. Cephus WR DET
19 217 D. Dallas RB SEA
20 240 K. Hill RB GB
Clock Management
Rd Pk Player
1 2 D. Cook RB MIN
2 23 A. Ekeler RB LAC
3 26 G. Kittle TE SF
4 47 R. Woods WR LAR
5 50 B. Aiyuk WR SF
6 71 D. Chark WR JAC
7 74 M. Gaskin RB MIA
8 95 M. Davis RB ATL
9 98 J. Burrow QB CIN
10 119 J. Wilson RB SF
11 122 J. Landry WR CLE
12 143 C. Hubbard RB CAR
13 146 C. Kirk WR ARI
14 167 M. Mack RB IND
15 170 S. Shepard WR NYG
16 191 C. Wentz QB IND
17 194 A. Lazard WR GB
18 215 Z. Pascal WR IND
19 218 J. Cook TE LAC
20 239 E. Sanders WR BUF
MattDonnellyFF
Rd Pk Player
1 3 J. Taylor RB IND
2 22 J. Mixon RB CIN
3 27 D. Hopkins WR ARI
4 46 D. Waller TE LV
5 51 J. Jones WR TEN
6 70 C. Sutton WR DEN
7 75 O. Beckham WR CLE
8 94 L. Shenault Jr. WR JAC
9 99 A. Rodgers QB GB
10 118 J. Fields QB CHI
11 123 D. Mims WR NYJ
12 142 P. Freiermuth TE PIT
13 147 C. Beasley WR BUF
14 166 P. Lindsay RB HOU
15 171 E. Mitchell RB SF
16 190 J. Crowder WR NYJ
17 195 T. Wallace WR BAL
18 214 H. Long TE MIA
19 219 G. Doaks RB MIA
20 238 S. Williams WR DEN
R.J. White
Rd Pk Player
1 4 S. Barkley RB NYG
2 21 E. Elliott RB DAL
3 28 K. Pitts TE ATL
4 45 D. Johnson WR PIT
5 52 M. Evans WR TB
6 69 T. Lockett WR SEA
7 76 C. Samuel WR WAS
8 93 Z. Moss RB BUF
9 100 L. Fournette RB TB
10 117 D. Watson QB HOU
11 124 D. Singletary RB BUF
12 141 D. Parker WR MIA
13 148 T. Cohen RB CHI
14 165 T. Coleman RB NYJ
15 172 M. Stafford QB LAR
16 189 N. Agholor WR NE
17 196 P. Campbell WR IND
18 213 T. Hill QB NO
19 220 E. Ebron TE PIT
20 237 M. Breida RB BUF
Team 12
Rd Pk Player
1 5 D. Swift RB DET
2 20 C. Ridley WR ATL
3 29 J. Chase WR CIN
4 44 D. Moore WR CAR
5 53 M. Andrews TE BAL
6 68 J. Hurts QB PHI
7 77 D. Samuel WR SF
8 92 R. Bateman WR BAL
9 101 R. Jones RB TB
10 116 M. Gordon RB DEN
11 125 K. Drake RB LV
12 140 G. Davis WR BUF
13 149 M. Ryan QB ATL
14 164 S. Michel RB NE
15 173 J. Reynolds WR TEN
16 188 M. Gesicki TE MIA
17 197 T. Atwell WR LAR
18 212 J. Winston QB NO
19 221 M. Brown RB MIA
20 236 S. Watkins WR BAL
DAVE
Rd Pk Player
1 6 A. Kamara RB NO
2 19 P. Mahomes QB KC
3 30 C. Edwards-Helaire RB KC
4 43 A. Cooper WR DAL
5 54 C. Claypool WR PIT
6 67 M. Carter RB NYJ
7 78 D. Goedert TE PHI
8 91 M. Brown WR BAL
9 102 M. Pittman WR IND
10 115 T. Lance QB SF
11 126 A. Brown WR TB
12 139 R. Tonyan TE GB
13 150 G. Edwards RB BAL
14 163 G. Bernard RB TB
15 174 L. Murray RB NO
16 187 L. Rountree III RB LAC
17 198 B. Perriman WR DET
18 211 D. Fitzpatrick WR TEN
19 222 D. Jones QB NYG
20 235 M. Callaway WR NO
Rumboyz Robbie
Rd Pk Player
1 7 D. Henry RB TEN
2 18 A. Gibson RB WAS
3 31 K. Allen WR LAC
4 42 K. Hunt RB CLE
5 55 J. Herbert QB LAC
6 66 C. Kupp WR LAR
7 79 T. Marshall Jr. WR CAR
8 90 J. Robinson RB JAC
9 103 L. Thomas TE WAS
10 114 A. St. Brown WR DET
11 127 K. Gainwell RB PHI
12 138 R. Tannehill QB TEN
13 151 A. Firkser TE TEN
14 162 R. Stevenson RB NE
15 175 A. Green WR ARI
16 186 K. Herbert RB CHI
17 199 R. Higgins WR CLE
18 210 H. Hurst TE ATL
19 223 M. Jones QB NE
20 234 R. Gronkowski TE TB
Team 7
Rd Pk Player
1 8 D. Metcalf WR SEA
2 17 C. Lamb WR DAL
3 32 T. Etienne RB JAC
4 41 C. Godwin WR TB
5 56 J. Smith-Schuster WR PIT
6 65 J. Waddle WR MIA
7 80 T. Lawrence QB JAC
8 89 R. Moore WR ARI
9 104 T. Pollard RB DAL
10 113 E. Engram TE NYG
11 128 N. Hines RB IND
12 137 A. Mattison RB MIN
13 152 R. Penny RB SEA
14 161 J. McKissic RB WAS
15 176 S. Ahmed RB MIA
16 185 D. Eskridge WR SEA
17 200 N. Harry WR NE
18 209 T. Higbee TE LAR
19 224 S. Darnold QB CAR
20 233 J. Washington WR PIT
Team 10
Rd Pk Player
1 9 T. Hill WR KC
2 16 D. Adams WR GB
3 33 M. Thomas WR NO
4 40 D. Montgomery RB CHI
5 57 K. Murray QB ARI
6 64 C. Carson RB SEA
7 81 C. Edmonds RB ARI
8 88 T. Boyd WR CIN
9 105 K. Toney WR NYG
10 112 M. Hardman WR KC
11 129 A. Rodgers WR GB
12 136 C. Kmet TE CHI
13 153 J. Williams RB DET
14 160 M. Jones WR JAC
15 177 J. White RB NE
16 184 B. Mayfield QB CLE
17 201 Z. Ertz TE PHI
18 208 S. Perine RB CIN
19 225 O. Howard TE TB
20 232 D. Robinson WR KC
Team 2
Rd Pk Player
1 10 J. Jefferson WR MIN
2 15 N. Harris RB PIT
3 34 M. Sanders RB PHI
4 39 T. McLaurin WR WAS
5 58 T. Hockenson TE DET
6 63 D. Smith WR PHI
7 82 D. Johnson RB HOU
8 87 R. Wilson QB SEA
9 106 J. Conner RB ARI
10 111 H. Ruggs III WR LV
11 130 J. Brown WR LV
12 135 M. Williams WR LAC
13 154 T. Brady QB TB
14 159 A. Trautman TE NO
15 178 J. Kelley RB LAC
16 183 J. Jackson RB LAC
17 202 D. Williams RB KC
18 207 B. Snell RB PIT
19 226 K. Cousins QB MIN
20 231 D. Peoples-Jones WR CLE
LaQuan Jones
Rd Pk Player
1 11 N. Chubb RB CLE
2 14 C. Akers RB LAR
3 35 J. Allen QB BUF
4 38 A. Robinson WR CHI
5 59 T. Higgins WR CIN
6 62 K. Golladay WR NYG
7 83 I. Smith TE MIN
8 86 A. Dillon RB GB
9 107 D. Mooney WR CHI
10 110 D. Harris RB NE
11 131 J. Smith TE NE
12 134 C. Davis WR NYJ
13 155 Z. Wilson QB NYJ
14 158 J. Palmer WR LAC
15 179 W. Gallman RB SF
16 182 T. Williams WR DET
17 203 V. Jefferson WR LAR
18 206 D. Williams RB CHI
19 227 G. Everett TE SEA
20 230 D. Slayton WR NYG
Team 5
Rd Pk Player
1 12 A. Brown WR TEN
2 13 S. Diggs WR BUF
3 36 T. Kelce TE KC
4 37 J. Williams RB DEN
5 60 J. Jeudy WR DEN
6 61 D. Prescott QB DAL
7 84 T. Sermon RB SF
8 85 E. Moore WR NYJ
9 108 R. Mostert RB SF
10 109 J. Reagor WR PHI
11 132 D. Brown WR WAS
12 133 D. Henderson RB LAR
13 156 H. Henry TE NE
14 157 N. Collins WR HOU
15 180 D. Evans RB TEN
16 181 K. Hamler WR DEN
17 204 L. Perine RB NYJ
18 205 J. Love QB GB
19 228 K. Vaughn RB TB
20 229 C. Powell WR KC