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One of my favorite roster builds this season is drafting one running back in the first round and then loading up on pass catchers for the next three or four picks. It's easy to do in PPR, and that's what happened here at No. 9 overall in our pick-by-pick series.

My first-round pick was Austin Ekeler, who should be a monster in this format. It wouldn't be a huge surprise if Ekeler is a top-five running back this season in PPR, and he could challenge to lead all running backs in receptions.

In Round 2, I wasn't sure if I was going to draft a second running back, with Najee Harris available, but I went with Stefon Diggs instead. He's my No. 3 receiver behind Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill, but he could easily have more receptions than both of those guys again like he did in 2020.

When I got to Round 3, I knew how I wanted this team to look, so I passed on Chris Carson for CeeDee Lamb. And then I drafted Cooper Kupp in Round 4, so now my receiving corps was set in this three-receiver league. And I love how this team came together.

We'll get into the full roster construction below, but let's explain why you're here. This is our 12-part, pick-by-pick series where me, Heath Cummings, Chris Towers and Dave Richard all took part in a PPR mock draft. We each built three of the 12 teams in this 15-round draft to show you a different strategy from each spot.

I know some of you don't like picking at the back end of the first round. But hopefully this team from No. 9 overall can show that you can build a championship-caliber roster on Draft Day.

As a reference point for this league, all touchdowns in this league are worth six points, and we award one point for every 10 yards rushing and receiving and one point for every 25 yards passing. We also award one point for every reception. We feature a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, TE and FLEX (RB/WR/TE). 

Here's my team from No. 9 overall:

1.9: Austin Ekeler, RB, Chargers
2.4: Stefon Diggs, WR, Bills
3.9: CeeDee Lamb, WR, Cowboys
4.4: Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams
5.9: Kyle Pitts, TE, Falcons
6.4: Damien Harris, RB, Patriots
7.9: Laviska Shenault, WR, Jaguars
8.4: Michael Carter, RB, Jets
9.9: Darnell Mooney, WR, Bears
10.4: Tom Brady, QB, Buccaneers
11.9: Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, Patriots
12.4: Ty'Son Williams, RB, Ravens
13.9: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Jaguars
14.4: Tyrell Williams, WR, Lions
15.9: Ty Johnson, RB, Jets

After hitting home runs with my first four picks, I wanted to keep that momentum going in Round 5. It was easy to do when Pitts was still on the board, and I drafted him over quarterbacks like Dak Prescott and Russell Wilson. While I love those passers, finding a standout tight end is tougher to do, and I'm excited about Pitts in his rookie campaign -- at this price.

I felt like Round 6 was the right time to get my No. 2 running back, and I love Harris this season as the Patriots lead rusher. I'll explain below, however, that Harris could be the key to my Fantasy team's success.

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While I didn't need another receiver, I was thrilled to draft Shenault in Round 7. He's my favorite Jaguars receiver, and I plan to start him at flex in Week 1.

I also have Mooney as another flex option, and this receiving corps is stacked. It allows me to wait on Carter to become a potential starting flex option, and I expect him to be the best Jets running back by the middle of the season.

As you can see, I waited on a quarterback, but landing Brady in Round 10 is fantastic. And I have an excellent No. 2 quarterback in Lawrence, which gives me the flexibility to play the matchups each week, although Brady is likely never going on the bench if he's healthy.

My running back depth worked out well behind Ekeler, Harris and Carter with some good late-round options. Stevenson is a good handcuff for Harris, and I find myself drafting a lot of Ty'Son Williams now that he's the expected No. 2 running back in Baltimore behind Gus Edwards with J.K. Dobbins (ACL) out. I also took a flyer on Johnson in case his role in the Jets backfield is more robust than originally anticipated.

As for Tyrell Williams, he could be the best receiver in Detroit. He's not a bad flyer in Round 14 in any league. 

Favorite Pick
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JAC Jacksonville • #10
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
81st
WR RNK
36th
PROJ PTS
196.8
SOS
18
ADP
104
2020 Stats
REC
58
TAR
79
REYDS
600
TD
5
FPTS/G
11.2
Shenault has breakout potential as the likely No. 1 receiver for the Jaguars. We'll see if Lawrence favors Shenault over Marvin Jones or D.J. Chark, but both have battled injuries during the preseason. Shenault should lead the Jaguars in receptions as a short-area target, and he benefits in a big way with Travis Etienne (foot) out for the year. I love Shenault as a flex option on this team.
Pick I Might Regret
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DAL Dallas • #88
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
32nd
WR RNK
13th
PROJ PTS
246
SOS
16
ADP
41
2020 Stats
REC
74
TAR
111
REYDS
935
TD
6
FPTS/G
13.2
I'm a big Lamb guy this year, and I expect him to be slightly better than Amari Cooper as the best receiver in Dallas. But after drafting Diggs and knowing there would be good receiving options in Round 4, I might have made a mistake in drafting Lamb over Carson. I might even regret drafting Lamb ahead of other receivers like Cooper, Tyler Lockett or Chris Godwin, who all went right after him. That said, I love Lamb's upside this year, so I'll gladly bank on him having a breakout season in 2021.
Make or Break Pick
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NE New England • #37
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
56th
RB RNK
21st
PROJ PTS
177.9
SOS
20
ADP
62
2020 Stats
RUYDS
691
REC
5
REYDS
52
TD
2
FPTS/G
9.1
I need Harris to be a quality No. 2 running back on this team given my roster construction. I'm confident that he will produce like a top-20 running back, even in PPR, but there's still some risk involved. He won't catch many passes with James White around, but Harris has tremendous upside now that Cam Newton is no longer in New England to steal rushing touchdowns. If Harris has a big season and my top five guys in Ekeler, Diggs, Lamb, Kupp and Pitts stay healthy then this team could be unstoppable.

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