We had another fun mock draft Tuesday night during our live stream on YouTube. It was a 12-team, PPR mock draft, and I highly encourage you to watch the results as it happened here.
In this draft, we had some awesome guests joining our CBS Sports crew, including Nate Hamilton (The Game Day), Ben Gretch (Odds Checker), Andy Singleton (Expand The Boxscore), David Mendelson (Triple Play Fantasy) and Samantha Previte (The Action Network). And there were some interesting draft picks that we debated.
For example, Davante Adams fell to Round 2 at No. 18 overall. The concern over Aaron Rodgers not playing in Green Bay this season has clearly impacted Adams' Fantasy value, and Ben got a potential steal if all is well with Rodgers and the Packers in 2021.
We know there's a lot of hype for Falcons rookie tight end Kyle Pitts now that Julio Jones is gone from Atlanta, and Andy took that to a new level. He drafted Pitts in Round 3 as the No. 4 tight end off the board behind Travis Kelce, Darren Waller and George Kittle, and clearly Andy didn't want to miss out on getting one of his guys in Pitts.
We spent some time talking about Heath drafting Mike Davis in Round 4 at No. 46 overall. He went after Josh Jacobs and before Myles Gaskin and Travis Etienne. I like Gaskin better but didn't mind Davis getting drafted there. However, it was split on if Davis was drafted too soon among our panel.
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There are plenty of other draft picks you should examine, and you should study these teams from a great group of analysts. For my team, I went with a little bit of a different strategy in this mock draft.
Picking at No. 9 overall, I started my team with three running backs with Austin Ekeler, Cam Akers and J.K. Dobbins. While I've done this before, typically I'll draft a receiver in the fourth round, and I could have done it again with available options that I like a lot in CeeDee Lamb and Robert Woods. Instead, I drafted Patrick Mahomes, who was easily the top player still on the board.
I finally started drafting receivers in Round 5 with Tyler Lockett, Courtland Sutton, Brandin Cooks and Marquise Brown with my next four picks, and I like how this worked out. I also added Devin Singletary and Darrell Henderson for running back depth, and my other receivers are Amon-Ra St. Brown and Tre'Quan Smith.
Tight end could be a question mark since I waited on the position and drafted Adam Trautman and Blake Jarwin. I like both as sleepers, so hopefully one pans out as a consistent starter. If that happens, this team should have the chance to be a solid playoff contender
In this league, all touchdowns 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, FLEX (RB/WR/TE) and DST. There also are six reserve spots for a 15-round draft.
Our draft order is as follows:
1. Frank Stampfl, Fantasy Baseball Podcast Host
2. R.J. White, Managing Editor, SportsLine and CBS Fantasy
3. Heath Cummings, Senior Fantasy Writer
4. Adam Aizer, Podcast Host
5. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
6. Nate Hamilton, The Game Day
7. Ben Gretch, Odds Checker
8. Andy Singleton, Expand The Boxscore
9. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
10. David Mendelson, Triple Play Fantasy
11. Samantha Previte, The Action Network
12. Dan Schneier, Fantasy Editor
So which sleepers, breakouts and busts should you target and fade? And which QB shocks the NFL with a top-five performance? Visit SportsLine now to get Fantasy cheat sheets for every single position, all from the model that called Josh Allen's huge season, and find out.