The NFL offseason has been so crazy that there was a major change in this mock draft before we even got the chance to share it with you. This is our first 12-team, PPR mock draft following the Fantasy March Madness of all the trades and free agent signings, and we did it Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday, the Chiefs traded Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins.
So while this draft doesn't reflect that transaction -- which clearly impacts Hill, Patrick Mahomes, Jaylen Waddle, JuJu Smith-Schuster and several others in Kansas City and Miami -- it does give you an idea on the Fantasy value for the other NFL players who had a change of scenery or maybe signed new contracts with their current teams.
We're going to do plenty of other mock drafts this offseason, even before the NFL Draft. But now, let's highlight some of the players impacted by offseason moves and where they were selected in this draft.
Tom Brady (returned to Tampa Bay) - Round 7
Russell Wilson (traded from Seattle to Denver) - Round 8
Deshaun Watson (traded from Houston to Cleveland) - Round 9
Aaron Rodgers (returned to Green Bay but lost Davante Adams) - Round 11
Derek Carr (Raiders acquired Adams in trade from Packers) - Round 13
The value for all quarterbacks gets pushed down in analyst drafts, so it's usually about the order of selection when evaluating the position in these mocks. Brady was the fourth quarterback drafted, Wilson was seventh, Watson was eighth, Rodgers was No. 12 and Carr was No. 16.
It's great to have Brady back, and I'm excited about Wilson's move to Denver. Watson's value could change again if he's suspended because he still faces 22 civil cases regarding alleged sexual assault, but he has top-five upside as the new starter in Cleveland.
I don't plan to draft Rodgers as a starting Fantasy quarterback now that he's without Davante Adams, and I love this value for Carr. With Adams in Las Vegas, Carr is one of my favorite quarterbacks to target this year with a late-round pick.
Leonard Fournette (re-signed in Tampa Bay) - Round 3
James Conner (re-signed in Arizona) - Round 3
Chase Edmonds (signed in Miami) - Round 6
Rashaad Penny (re-signed in Seattle) - Round 7
Cordarrelle Patterson (re-signed in Atlanta) - Round 8
Raheem Mostert (signed in Miami) - Round 8
James White (re-signed in New England) - Round 10
Fournette and Conner were excellent last season, and both have top-10 upside staying in the same locations. We'll see if Tampa Bay adds competition for Fournette and the same for Conner in Arizona, but right now both are great picks in Round 3.
I'm curious to see what happens with the backfields in Miami and Seattle, but right now the lead options should be Edmonds for the Dolphins and Penny for the Seahawks. Penny could be a steal if Chris Carson (neck) isn't ready for the start of the season. I drafted Mostert, and his familiarity with Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel from their time in San Francisco could be a huge benefit in his competition for the starting job.
Patterson has bust potential, but he's not a bad selection in Round 8. And White has sleeper appeal staying with the Patriots, where he should get plenty of receptions, even in a crowded backfield with Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson.
Davante Adams (traded to Las Vegas) - Round 2
Amari Cooper (traded to Cleveland) - Round 3
D.K. Metcalf (lost Russell Wilson at quarterback) - Round 4
Diontae Johnson (new quarterback in Mitch Trubisky) - Round 4
Jerry Jeudy (new quarterback in Wilson) - Round 5
Michael Pittman (new quarterback in Matt Ryan) - Round 5
Allen Robinson (signed with the Rams) - Round 5
Tyler Lockett (lost Wilson at quarterback) - Round 5
Courtland Sutton (new quarterback in Wilson) - Round 6
Christian Kirk (signed in Jacksonville) - Round 7
JuJu Smith-Schuster (signed in Kansas City) - Round 7
Michael Gallup (re-signed in Dallas) - Round 7
Robert Woods (traded to Tennessee) - Round 8
Russell Gage (signed in Tampa Bay) - Round 8
Chase Claypool (new quarterback in Trubisky) - Round 9
Allen Lazard (Adams traded to Las Vegas) - Round 10
Tim Patrick (new quarterback in Wilson) - Round 10
D.J. Chark (signed in Detroit) - Round 10
The receivers have the most intrigue, and Adams was the player I was most curious about with his move from Green Bay to Las Vegas. Round 2 feels like good value, and I still consider him a Round 1 talent in PPR.
Cooper could lose value if Watson is suspended, but I would draft him in Round 3 as a top-15 receiver. But I'm not planning to draft Metcalf in Round 4 or Lockett in Round 5 without Wilson in Seattle, especially if Drew Lock is the starter for the Seahawks.
Wilson's move to Denver is obviously huge for Jeudy, Sutton and Patrick, and I'm fine with where this trio was selected. Sutton might be slightly undervalued in Round 6, and Patrick could be a steal in Round 10.
Johnson and Pittman shouldn't lose value with new quarterbacks. Mitch Trubisky should be fine for Johnson in Pittsburgh, and Claypool could be a steal in Round 9 if he gets better downfield throws this year compared to what he got from Ben Roethlisberger the past two seasons. And hopefully Matt Ryan leans on Pittman in Indianapolis the way he did with Roddy White, Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley as his No. 1 targets over the years in Atlanta.
Of the other receivers who switched teams like Robinson, Kirk, Smith-Schuster, Woods, Gage and Chark, the one to be excited about the most is Robinson with his move to the Rams. We'll see if Sean McVay and Matthew Stafford can help Robinson rebound from his down campaign in 2021 with the Bears, and he's worth the gamble in Round 5, especially if the Rams don't bring back Odell Beckham.
Smith-Schuster also ended up in a great situation with Hill now going to the Dolphins. We'll see what Kansas City does to replace Hill, but Smith-Schuster will now likely be selected in Round 5 in the majority of leagues.
Kirk is now the No. 1 receiver in Jacksonville, and he should be headed for a career season. But that doesn't mean you should overvalue him, and Round 7 is a good spot to draft him.
Woods is a bust candidate moving to Tennessee, and I don't like his value in Round 8. And Gage's value is likely tied to Chris Godwin's recovery from last year's torn ACL. If Godwin misses significant time to start the season then Gage could be amazing for Brady in Tampa Bay. As for Chark, he's a good gamble in Round 10, and hopefully he can develop a quality rapport with Jared Goff in Detroit.
Kyle Pitts (lost Matt Ryan at quarterback) - Round 4
Darren Waller (Davante Adams added in Las Vegas) - Round 4
Dalton Schultz (franchise tag in Dallas) - Round 6
Albert Okwuegbunam (new quarterback in Russell Wilson) - Round 9
Zach Ertz (re-signed in Arizona) - Round 10
Mike Gesicki (franchise tag in Miami) - Round 11
Noah Fant (traded to Seattle) - Round 12
Pat Freiermuth (new quarterback in Mitch Trubisky) - Round 12
David Njoku (franchise tag in Cleveland) - Round 13
Evan Engram (signed in Jacksonville) - Round 14
Pitts might have been a Round 2 pick if Ryan was still in Atlanta, but he slips to Round 4 now that Marcus Mariota could be the new quarterback of the Falcons. I like his value there, as well as Waller, even though he faces competition for targets from Adams.
Okwuegbunam will be a popular sleeper now that Wilson is in Denver, especially with Fant being traded to Seattle. I don't plan to draft Fant as a starting tight end, but I like his value here in Round 12.
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Some sleeper tight ends to consider this season include Gesicki, Njoku and Engram. McDaniel will hopefully bring out the best in Gesicki, and Njoku gets a significant upgrade with Watson at quarterback, as well as Austin Hooper's departure from Cleveland. And Engram should be a focal point for Trevor Lawrence in Jacksonville, especially in new coach Doug Pederson's tight-end friendly offense.
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 and FLEX (RB/WR/TE). There also are six reserve spots for a 14-round draft.
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