Fantasy Football: Leonard Fournette and rookie fever highlight our first post-NFL Draft mock draft

The NFL Draft is less than a week old, so we're still in the honeymoon phase with the rookies. They are the shiny new toys that Fantasy owners just got as presents, and no one wants to put them down.

And that was representative in our first mock draft following the NFL Draft.

While we all expect guys like Leonard Fournette , Christian McCaffrey and Corey Davis , among many others, are going to make a significant impact in Fantasy and reality this year, we have no idea how it will work out. We haven't even seen these players in uniform yet or on the practice field.

But our job is speculate on how these players will do with their new teams. And as such, we have to project where they should be drafted in 2017.

In this 12-team standard mock draft, the rookies were popular picks -- in some cases, too popular. For example, Leonard Fournette was drafted in the first round at No. 10 overall by our video host, Nick Kostos.

Now, I'm warming up to the idea of Fournette as a second-round pick in standard leagues, and I expect him to play well this season for the Jacksonville Jaguars . But I'm not drafting Fournette ahead of his peers in LeSean McCoy , Jordan Howard or Devonta Freeman , as well as receivers in Jordy Nelson , Dez Bryant or T.Y. Hilton .

That's what happened in this draft, but Kostos is convinced that Fournette is going to have a huge rookie season. And he drafted Fournette without hesitation in the first round.

"Most people don't like my Leonard Fournette pick at No. 10 overall, but most people make bad decisions on a regular basis and follow the herd mentality," Kostos said. "By August, Fournette will be a consensus first-round pick in standard formats. We all watched Fournette at LSU, right? He's going to be a beast, and he's going to score 10-plus touchdowns this year. ... Remember this when Fournette has a 60-yard touchdown run in the first preseason game and his ADP spikes."

Fournette wasn't the only rookie who might have been drafted too soon in this mock draft. McCaffrey (No. 29 overall) and Joe Mixon (No. 32) went in the third round, Davis (No. 41) went in the fourth round, Dalvin Cook (No. 55) went in the fifth round and Kareem Hunt (No. 65) and Mike Williams (No. 68) went in the sixth round.

If you have a strong conviction about a player, including the Fournette pick, by all means draft him when you are on the clock. But please keep in mind that you might be able to get that player in the following round, and also don't pass up a proven player in a good situation to reach for potential.

In this draft, Davis was selected ahead of Terrelle Pryor , Michael Crabtree and Jarvis Landry , which is a mistake. And Cook, who is part of a committee in Minnesota, went before Marshawn Lynch , Paul Perkins and Tevin Coleman , and those running backs might have more upside.

One of our video producers, Scott Reilly, drafted Mixon, Davis and Hunt. Reilly said he took those players when he did because "I just don't like the old guys."

I also drafted rookies with Samaje Perine in Round 8 and Marlon Mack in Round 9, and I like the situation for both this year. Perine could end up as the starter for the Redskins ahead of Rob Kelley , and Mack is playing behind Frank Gore , who will be 34 this month, for the Colts.

When I tweeted the results of each round during the draft, I was criticized for drafting both rookies ahead of other running backs like Adrian Peterson , Jonathan Stewart , Danny Woodhead and Matt Forte . And I completely understand that reaction because it could be a mistake.

But I was enamored with the rookies. They are the shiny new toys, and I didn't want to put them down.

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 feature a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST and a FLEX (RB/WR/TE). There will also be six reserve spots for a 15-round draft.

Our draft order is as follows:

  1. Chris Towers, Fantasy Writer
  2. Matthew Coca, Video Producer
  3. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
  4. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
  5. Will Brinson, NFL Writer
  6. R.J. White, NFL Editor
  7. George Maselli, Fantasy Editor
  8. Scott Reilly, Video Producer
  9. Adam Aizer, Podcast Host
  10. Nick Kostos, Video Host
  11. Heath Cummings, Senior Fantasy Writer
  12. Meron Berkson, Video Producer
Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Team Player
1 Towers Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL
2 Coca Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
3 Eisenberg David Johnson, RB, ARI
4 Richard Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
5 Brinson Julio Jones, WR, ATL
6 White Odell Beckham, WR, NYG
7 Maselli Melvin Gordon, RB, LAC
8 Reilly Mike Evans, WR, TB
9 Aizer A.J. Green, WR, CIN
10 Kostos Leonard Fournette, RB, JAC
11 Cummings LeSean McCoy, RB, BUF
12 Berkson Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
Round 2
Pick Team Player
13 Berkson T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
14 Cummings Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
15 Kostos Michael Thomas, WR, NO
16 Aizer Jordan Howard, RB, CHI
17 Reilly DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
18 Maselli Jay Ajayi, RB, MIA
19 White Amari Cooper, WR, OAK
20 Brinson Todd Gurley, RB, LAR
21 Richard Devonta Freeman, RB, ATL
22 Eisenberg Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
23 Coca Lamar Miller, RB, HOU
24 Towers Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
Round 3
Pick Team Player
25 Towers Alshon Jeffery, WR, PHI
26 Coca Travis Kelce, TE, KC
27 Eisenberg DeMarco Murray, RB, TEN
28 Richard Davante Adams, WR, GB
29 Brinson Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR
30 White Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
31 Maselli Isaiah Crowell, RB, CLE
32 Reilly Joe Mixon, RB, CIN
33 Aizer Doug Baldwin, WR, SEA
34 Kostos Sammy Watkins, WR, BUF
35 Cummings Carlos Hyde, RB, SF
36 Berkson Allen Robinson, WR, JAC
Round 4
Pick Team Player
37 Berkson Eddie Lacy, RB, SEA
38 Cummings Keenan Allen, WR, LAC
39 Kostos Brandin Cooks, WR, NE
40 Aizer Ameer Abdullah, RB, DET
41 Reilly Corey Davis, WR, TEN
42 Maselli Tom Brady, QB, NE
43 White Mike Gillislee, RB, NE
44 Brinson Jordan Reed, TE, WAS
45 Richard Terrelle Pryor, WR, WAS
46 Eisenberg Michael Crabtree, WR, OAK
47 Coca Jarvis Landry, WR, MIA
48 Towers Spencer Ware, RB, KC
Round 5
Pick Team Player
49 Towers Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
50 Coca Golden Tate, WR, DET
51 Eisenberg Andrew Luck, QB, IND
52 Richard Mark Ingram, RB, NO
53 Brinson Julian Edelman, WR, NE
54 White Jimmy Graham, TE, SEA
55 Maselli Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN
56 Reilly Marshawn Lynch, RB, OAK
57 Aizer Paul Perkins, RB, NYG
58 Kostos Tevin Coleman, RB, ATL
59 Cummings Drew Brees, QB, NO
60 Berkson Rob Kelley, RB, WAS
Round 6
Pick Team Player
61 Berkson C.J. Anderson, RB, DEN
62 Cummings Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN
63 Kostos Donte Moncrief, WR, IND
64 Aizer Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
65 Reilly Kareem Hunt, RB, KC
66 Maselli Jamison Crowder, WR, WAS
67 White Ty Montgomery, RB, GB
68 Brinson Mike Williams, WR, LAC
69 Richard Kelvin Benjamin, WR, CAR
70 Eisenberg Brandon Marshall, WR, NYG
71 Coca Eric Decker, WR, NYJ
72 Towers DeSean Jackson, WR, TB
Round 7
Pick Team Player
73 Towers Doug Martin, RB, TB
74 Coca Derrick Henry, RB, TEN
75 Eisenberg Willie Snead, WR, NO
76 Richard Tyreek Hill, WR, KC
77 Brinson Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
78 White Frank Gore, RB, IND
79 Maselli Martavis Bryant, WR, PIT
80 Reilly Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
81 Aizer J.J. Nelson, WR, ARI
82 Kostos Delanie Walker, TE, TEN
83 Cummings Randall Cobb, WR, GB
84 Berkson Jamaal Williams, RB, GB
Round 8
Pick Team Player
85 Berkson Jameis Winston, QB, TB
86 Cummings Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN
87 Kostos Cam Newton, QB, CAR
88 Aizer Kenneth Dixon, RB, BAL
89 Reilly Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
90 Maselli John Brown, WR, ARI
91 White Pierre Garcon, WR, SF
92 Brinson Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
93 Richard Jeremy Hill, RB, CIN
94 Eisenberg Samaje Perine, RB, WAS
95 Coca Stefon Diggs, WR, MIN
96 Towers Corey Coleman, WR, CLE
Round 9
Pick Team Player
97 Towers Kenny Britt, WR, CLE
98 Coca Latavius Murray, RB, MIN
99 Eisenberg Marlon Mack, RB, IND
100 Richard Adrian Peterson, RB, NO
101 Brinson Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
102 White Danny Woodhead, RB, BAL
103 Maselli DeVante Parker, WR, MIA
104 Reilly Matt Forte, RB, NYJ
105 Aizer Hunter Henry, TE, LAC
106 Kostos Thomas Rawls, RB, SEA
107 Cummings Zach Ertz, TE, PHI
108 Berkson Rishard Matthews, WR, TEN
Round 10
Pick Team Player
109 Berkson Ryan Mathews, RB, PHI
110 Cummings Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
111 Kostos Breshad Perriman, WR, BAL
112 Aizer John Ross, WR, CIN
113 Reilly Kevin White, WR, CHI
114 Maselli Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
115 White Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, TB
116 Brinson Philip Rivers, QB, LAC
117 Richard Derek Carr, QB, OAK
118 Eisenberg Tyrell Williams, WR, LAC
119 Coca Cameron Meredith, WR, CHI
120 Towers Jamaal Charles, RB, DEN
Round 11
Pick Team Player
121 Towers Jordan Matthews, WR, PHI
122 Coca Devontae Booker, RB, DEN
123 Eisenberg Theo Riddick, RB, DET
124 Richard Dion Lewis, RB, NE
125 Brinson Marcus Mariota, QB, TEN
126 White Adam Thielen, WR, MIN
127 Maselli Jack Doyle, TE, IND
128 Reilly Kirk Cousins, QB, WAS
129 Aizer Terrance West, RB, BAL
130 Kostos Wayne Gallman, RB, NYG
131 Cummings James White, RB, NE
132 Berkson Martellus Bennett, TE, GB
Round 12
Pick Team Player
133 Berkson Tyler Lockett, WR, SEA
134 Cummings Marqise Lee, WR, JAC
135 Kostos Dak Prescott, QB, DAL
136 Aizer DST Chiefs, KC,
137 Reilly Josh Doctson, WR, WAS
138 Maselli O.J. Howard, TE, TB
139 White DST Seahawks, SEA,
140 Brinson D'Onta Foreman, RB, HOU
141 Richard Joe Williams, RB, SF
142 Eisenberg Ted Ginn, WR, NO
143 Coca Eli Manning, QB, NYG
144 Towers Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
Round 13
Pick Team Player
145 Towers Jeremy Maclin, WR, KC
146 Coca DST Broncos, DEN,
147 Eisenberg Jonathan Williams, RB, BUF
148 Richard DST Vikings, MIN,
149 Brinson DST Panthers, CAR,
150 White Marvin Jones, WR, DET
151 Maselli DST Patriots, NE,
152 Reilly Evan Engram, TE, NYG
153 Aizer Wendell Smallwood, RB, PHI
154 Kostos Rex Burkhead, RB, NE
155 Cummings C.J. Prosise, RB, SEA
156 Berkson Kenny Stills, WR, MIA
Round 14
Pick Team Player
157 Berkson DST Texans, HOU,
158 Cummings DST Cardinals, ARI,
159 Kostos DST Giants, NYG,
160 Aizer Justin Tucker, K, BAL
161 Reilly DST Rams, LAR,
162 Maselli Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
163 White Mike Wallace, WR, BAL
164 Brinson James Conner, RB, PIT
165 Richard Matt Bryant, K, ATL
166 Eisenberg DST Eagles, PHI,
167 Coca Adam Vinatieri, K, IND
168 Towers DST Falcons, ATL,
Round 15
Pick Team Player
169 Towers Dan Bailey, K, DAL
170 Coca Tavon Austin, WR, LAR
171 Eisenberg Wil Lutz, K, NO
172 Richard Ladarius Green, TE, PIT
173 Brinson Dustin Hopkins, K, WAS
174 White Caleb Sturgis, K, PHI
175 Maselli Kyle Juszczyk, RB, SF
176 Reilly Matt Prater, K, DET
177 Aizer Jeremy Langford, RB, CHI
178 Kostos Mason Crosby, K, GB
179 Cummings Cairo Santos, K, KC
180 Berkson Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
Team by Team
Adam Aizer
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 A.J. Green, WR, CIN
2.4 Jordan Howard, RB, CHI
3.9 Doug Baldwin, WR, SEA
4.4 Ameer Abdullah, RB, DET
5.9 Paul Perkins, RB, NYG
6.4 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
7.9 J.J. Nelson, WR, ARI
8.4 Kenneth Dixon, RB, BAL
9.9 Hunter Henry, TE, LAC
10.4 John Ross, WR, CIN
11.9 Terrance West, RB, BAL
12.4 DST Chiefs, KC,
13.9 Wendell Smallwood, RB, PHI
14.4 Justin Tucker, K, BAL
15.9 Jeremy Langford, RB, CHI
Meron Berkson
Rd.Pk Player
1.12 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
2.1 T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
3.12 Allen Robinson, WR, JAC
4.1 Eddie Lacy, RB, SEA
5.12 Rob Kelley, RB, WAS
6.1 C.J. Anderson, RB, DEN
7.12 Jamaal Williams, RB, GB
8.1 Jameis Winston, QB, TB
9.12 Rishard Matthews, WR, TEN
10.1 Ryan Mathews, RB, PHI
11.12 Martellus Bennett, TE, GB
12.1 Tyler Lockett, WR, SEA
13.12 Kenny Stills, WR, MIA
14.1 DST Texans, HOU,
15.12 Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
Will Brinson
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Julio Jones, WR, ATL
2.8 Todd Gurley, RB, LAR
3.5 Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR
4.8 Jordan Reed, TE, WAS
5.5 Julian Edelman, WR, NE
6.8 Mike Williams, WR, LAC
7.5 Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
8.8 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
9.5 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
10.8 Philip Rivers, QB, LAC
11.5 Marcus Mariota, QB, TEN
12.8 D'Onta Foreman, RB, HOU
13.5 DST Panthers, CAR,
14.8 James Conner, RB, PIT
15.5 Dustin Hopkins, K, WAS
Matthew Coca
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
2.11 Lamar Miller, RB, HOU
3.2 Travis Kelce, TE, KC
4.11 Jarvis Landry, WR, MIA
5.2 Golden Tate, WR, DET
6.11 Eric Decker, WR, NYJ
7.2 Derrick Henry, RB, TEN
8.11 Stefon Diggs, WR, MIN
9.2 Latavius Murray, RB, MIN
10.11 Cameron Meredith, WR, CHI
11.2 Devontae Booker, RB, DEN
12.11 Eli Manning, QB, NYG
13.2 DST Broncos, DEN,
14.11 Adam Vinatieri, K, IND
15.2 Tavon Austin, WR, LAR
Heath Cummings
Rd.Pk Player
1.11 LeSean McCoy, RB, BUF
2.2 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
3.11 Carlos Hyde, RB, SF
4.2 Keenan Allen, WR, LAC
5.11 Drew Brees, QB, NO
6.2 Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN
7.11 Randall Cobb, WR, GB
8.2 Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN
9.11 Zach Ertz, TE, PHI
10.2 Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
11.11 James White, RB, NE
12.2 Marqise Lee, WR, JAC
13.11 C.J. Prosise, RB, SEA
14.2 DST Cardinals, ARI,
15.11 Cairo Santos, K, KC
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 David Johnson, RB, ARI
2.10 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
3.3 DeMarco Murray, RB, TEN
4.10 Michael Crabtree, WR, OAK
5.3 Andrew Luck, QB, IND
6.10 Brandon Marshall, WR, NYG
7.3 Willie Snead, WR, NO
8.10 Samaje Perine, RB, WAS
9.3 Marlon Mack, RB, IND
10.10 Tyrell Williams, WR, LAC
11.3 Theo Riddick, RB, DET
12.10 Ted Ginn, WR, NO
13.3 Jonathan Williams, RB, BUF
14.10 DST Eagles, PHI,
15.3 Wil Lutz, K, NO
Nick Kostos
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Leonard Fournette, RB, JAC
2.3 Michael Thomas, WR, NO
3.10 Sammy Watkins, WR, BUF
4.3 Brandin Cooks, WR, NE
5.10 Tevin Coleman, RB, ATL
6.3 Donte Moncrief, WR, IND
7.10 Delanie Walker, TE, TEN
8.3 Cam Newton, QB, CAR
9.10 Thomas Rawls, RB, SEA
10.3 Breshad Perriman, WR, BAL
11.10 Wayne Gallman, RB, NYG
12.3 Dak Prescott, QB, DAL
13.10 Rex Burkhead, RB, NE
14.3 DST Giants, NYG,
15.10 Mason Crosby, K, GB
George Maselli
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Melvin Gordon, RB, LAC
2.6 Jay Ajayi, RB, MIA
3.7 Isaiah Crowell, RB, CLE
4.6 Tom Brady, QB, NE
5.7 Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN
6.6 Jamison Crowder, WR, WAS
7.7 Martavis Bryant, WR, PIT
8.6 John Brown, WR, ARI
9.7 DeVante Parker, WR, MIA
10.6 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
11.7 Jack Doyle, TE, IND
12.6 O.J. Howard, TE, TB
13.7 DST Patriots, NE,
14.6 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
15.7 Kyle Juszczyk, RB, SF
Scott Reilly
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Mike Evans, WR, TB
2.5 DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
3.8 Joe Mixon, RB, CIN
4.5 Corey Davis, WR, TEN
5.8 Marshawn Lynch, RB, OAK
6.5 Kareem Hunt, RB, KC
7.8 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
8.5 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
9.8 Matt Forte, RB, NYJ
10.5 Kevin White, WR, CHI
11.8 Kirk Cousins, QB, WAS
12.5 Josh Doctson, WR, WAS
13.8 Evan Engram, TE, NYG
14.5 DST Rams, LAR,
15.8 Matt Prater, K, DET
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
2.9 Devonta Freeman, RB, ATL
3.4 Davante Adams, WR, GB
4.9 Terrelle Pryor, WR, WAS
5.4 Mark Ingram, RB, NO
6.9 Kelvin Benjamin, WR, CAR
7.4 Tyreek Hill, WR, KC
8.9 Jeremy Hill, RB, CIN
9.4 Adrian Peterson, RB, NO
10.9 Derek Carr, QB, OAK
11.4 Dion Lewis, RB, NE
12.9 Joe Williams, RB, SF
13.4 DST Vikings, MIN,
14.9 Matt Bryant, K, ATL
15.4 Ladarius Green, TE, PIT
Chris Towers
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL
2.12 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
3.1 Alshon Jeffery, WR, PHI
4.12 Spencer Ware, RB, KC
5.1 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
6.12 DeSean Jackson, WR, TB
7.1 Doug Martin, RB, TB
8.12 Corey Coleman, WR, CLE
9.1 Kenny Britt, WR, CLE
10.12 Jamaal Charles, RB, DEN
11.1 Jordan Matthews, WR, PHI
12.12 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
13.1 Jeremy Maclin, WR, KC
14.12 DST Falcons, ATL,
15.1 Dan Bailey, K, DAL
R.J. White
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Odell Beckham, WR, NYG
2.7 Amari Cooper, WR, OAK
3.6 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
4.7 Mike Gillislee, RB, NE
5.6 Jimmy Graham, TE, SEA
6.7 Ty Montgomery, RB, GB
7.6 Frank Gore, RB, IND
8.7 Pierre Garcon, WR, SF
9.6 Danny Woodhead, RB, BAL
10.7 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, TB
11.6 Adam Thielen, WR, MIN
12.7 DST Seahawks, SEA,
13.6 Marvin Jones, WR, DET
14.7 Mike Wallace, WR, BAL
15.6 Caleb Sturgis, K, PHI
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