Fantasy Football Offseason: Early 2019 Mock Draft

We're not wasting any time in starting our draft prep for the 2019 season. Even though the NFL playoffs haven't started yet — and well before free agency and the NFL Draft — we're already doing our first PPR mock draft for 2019.

Yes, we're a little obsessed.

But we also like to be prepared. And it's never too early to start looking ahead, as well as learning from the season that just ended. So, here we are.

A lot will change with many of these players with free agency and the NFL Draft, and hopefully we have no major injuries in the NFL playoffs. But this is the first glance of where players might go in PPR drafts heading into next season.

And it was fun to see where some of the buzz-worthy players were selected in this 12-team, 15-round draft. For example, Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown were both still first-round picks. Bell will definitely be with a new team following his fallout with the Steelers, and Brown could also leave Pittsburgh if his demands to be traded are met.

One owner took a chance on Kareem Hunt (Round 7) and Josh Gordon (Round 14) even though both might not play in 2019. And it was interesting to see where several players coming off significant injuries were selected: Jerick McKinnon (Round 4), Derrius Guice (Round 5), Hunter Henry (Round 6) and Jimmy Garoppolo (Round 10).

I drafted Guice after starting my team from No. 7 overall with Davante Adams, Travis Kelce, Phillip Lindsay and Julian Edelman. In Round 6, I drafted Tevin Coleman, who will likely leave Atlanta as a free agent, and it would be great if he lands a starting job in a prominent offense in 2019 (hello, Kansas City).

My next three picks were young players with upside in Corey Davis, Rashaad Penny and Royce Freeman, who is a handcuff for Lindsday. Hopefully Davis will have a breakout campaign in his third season in the NFL. Penny could also be a steal if he's able to wrest away the starting job from Chris Carson in Seattle next season.

In Round 10, I took a value pick in Adam Humphries, who should remain the slot receiver for Tampa Bay in 2019, and I took a flier on Adrian Peterson in Round 11. He might retire after this year, or he could return to Washington and play in tandem with Guice. Whatever happens with him, he was the best player on the board in my opinion.

My pick in Round 12 might have been my favorite selection with James Washington, who could emerge as a starter in Pittsburgh next season if Brown is traded. We'll see what develops with the Steelers, but Washington playing opposite JuJu Smith-Schuster could lead to plenty of Fantasy production.

I also waited until Round 13 to draft a quarterback, ending up with Cam Newton, who likely fell because of concerns with his shoulder. If he's healthy, this pick is a steal, otherwise I could be looking for another starter. And some of the quarterbacks who went undrafted were Tom Brady, Kirk Cousins and Lamar Jackson.

As you'll find in 2019, you can once again wait for a quarterback on Draft Day and be fine with your Fantasy roster.

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, 2 WR, TE, FLEX (RB/WR/TE), K and DST. There also are six reserve spots for a 15-round draft.

Our draft order is as follows:

  1. Andrew Baumhor, CBS Sports HQ Producer
  2. Tommy Tran, CBS Sports HQ Host
  3. Meron Berkson, CBS Sports HQ Producer
  4. R.J. White, NFL Editor
  5. Nick Kostos, CBS Sports HQ Host
  6. Matthew Coca, CBS Sports HQ Producer
  7. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
  8. Will Brinson, NFL Writer
  9. Chris Towers, Senior Editor, Fantasy
  10. J. Darin Darst, Product Manager
  11. George Maselli, Fantasy Editor
  12. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
Round By Round
Round 1
Pos Team Player
1 R.J. White S. Barkley RB NYG
2 Meron Berkson A. Kamara RB NO
3 Ben Gretch C. McCaffrey RB CAR
4 Matthew Coca E. Elliott RB DAL
5 Andrew Baumhor M. Gordon RB LAC
6 George Maselli D. Adams WR GB
7 Tommy Tran D. Hopkins WR HOU
8 Dave Richard J. Jones WR ATL
9 Adam Aizer J. Conner RB PIT
10 Chris Towers J. Smith-Schuster WR PIT
11 Jamey Eisenberg M. Thomas WR NO
12 Jack Capotorto D. Johnson RB ARI
Round 2
Pos Team Player
13 Jack Capotorto T. Gurley RB LAR
14 Jamey Eisenberg O. Beckham WR CLE
15 Chris Towers T. Kelce TE KC
16 Adam Aizer L. Bell RB NYJ
17 Dave Richard J. Mixon RB CIN
18 Tommy Tran A. Brown WR OAK
19 George Maselli Z. Ertz TE PHI
20 Andrew Baumhor K. Allen WR LAC
21 Matthew Coca M. Evans WR TB
22 Ben Gretch G. Kittle TE SF
23 Meron Berkson N. Chubb RB CLE
24 R.J. White A. Green WR CIN
Round 3
Pos Team Player
25 R.J. White A. Cooper WR DAL
26 Meron Berkson T. Hilton WR IND
27 Ben Gretch S. Diggs WR MIN
28 Matthew Coca A. Thielen WR MIN
29 Andrew Baumhor D. Cook RB MIN
30 George Maselli P. Mahomes QB KC
31 Tommy Tran R. Woods WR LAR
32 Dave Richard D. Williams RB KC
33 Adam Aizer J. Edelman WR NE
34 Chris Towers D. Freeman RB ATL
35 Jamey Eisenberg L. Fournette RB JAC
36 Jack Capotorto J. Landry WR CLE
Round 4
Pos Team Player
37 Jack Capotorto B. Cooks WR LAR
38 Jamey Eisenberg J. Jacobs RB OAK
39 Chris Towers S. Watkins WR KC
40 Adam Aizer K. Golladay WR DET
41 Dave Richard A. Jones RB GB
42 Tommy Tran C. Carson RB SEA
43 George Maselli P. Lindsay RB DEN
44 Andrew Baumhor C. Godwin WR TB
45 Matthew Coca M. Mack RB IND
46 Ben Gretch K. Johnson RB DET
47 Meron Berkson T. Cohen RB CHI
48 R.J. White S. Michel RB NE
Round 5
Pos Team Player
49 R.J. White J. White RB NE
50 Meron Berkson D. Moore WR CAR
51 Ben Gretch T. Boyd WR CIN
52 Matthew Coca T. Lockett WR SEA
53 Andrew Baumhor K. Drake RB MIA
54 George Maselli D. Henry RB TEN
55 Tommy Tran M. Ingram RB BAL
56 Dave Richard C. Ridley WR ATL
57 Adam Aizer C. Kupp WR LAR
58 Chris Towers L. Miller RB HOU
59 Jamey Eisenberg E. Engram TE NYG
60 Jack Capotorto A. Rodgers QB GB
Round 6
Pos Team Player
61 Jack Capotorto E. Ebron TE IND
62 Jamey Eisenberg D. Montgomery RB CHI
63 Chris Towers D. Guice RB WAS
64 Adam Aizer M. Sanders RB PHI
65 Dave Richard D. Pettis WR SF
66 Tommy Tran O. Howard TE TB
67 George Maselli M. Williams WR LAC
68 Andrew Baumhor H. Henry TE LAC
69 Matthew Coca R. Anderson WR NYJ
70 Ben Gretch W. Fuller WR HOU
71 Meron Berkson A. Jeffery WR PHI
72 R.J. White T. Coleman RB SF
Round 7
Pos Team Player
73 R.J. White A. Robinson WR CHI
74 Meron Berkson J. Cook TE NO
75 Ben Gretch C. Kirk WR ARI
76 Matthew Coca J. Washington WR PIT
77 Andrew Baumhor J. McKinnon RB SF
78 George Maselli L. McCoy RB BUF
79 Tommy Tran A. Luck QB IND
80 Dave Richard P. Campbell WR IND
81 Adam Aizer G. Allison WR GB
82 Chris Towers M. Hardman WR KC
83 Jamey Eisenberg P. Barber RB TB
84 Jack Capotorto S. Shepard WR NYG
Round 8
Pos Team Player
85 Jack Capotorto D. Njoku TE CLE
86 Jamey Eisenberg R. Jones RB TB
87 Chris Towers D. Westbrook WR JAC
88 Adam Aizer D. Watson QB HOU
89 Dave Richard M. Ryan QB ATL
90 Tommy Tran K. Coutee WR HOU
91 George Maselli L. Fitzgerald WR ARI
92 Andrew Baumhor G. Tate WR NYG
93 Matthew Coca K. Ballage RB MIA
94 Ben Gretch B. Mayfield QB CLE
95 Meron Berkson L. Murray RB NO
96 R.J. White M. Jones WR DET
Round 9
Pos Team Player
97 R.J. White C. Davis WR TEN
98 Meron Berkson N. Harry WR NE
99 Ben Gretch M. Breida RB SF
100 Matthew Coca R. Wilson QB SEA
101 Andrew Baumhor A. Ekeler RB LAC
102 George Maselli C. Hyde RB KC
103 Tommy Tran J. Howard RB PHI
104 Dave Richard R. Penny RB SEA
105 Adam Aizer M. Brown WR BAL
106 Chris Towers I. Smith RB ATL
107 Jamey Eisenberg D. Henderson RB LAR
108 Jack Capotorto K. Hunt RB CLE
Round 10
Pos Team Player
109 Jack Capotorto D. Metcalf WR SEA
110 Jamey Eisenberg J. Winston QB TB
111 Chris Towers R. Freeman RB DEN
112 Adam Aizer J. Williams RB GB
113 Dave Richard C. Sutton WR DEN
114 Tommy Tran D. Singletary RB BUF
115 George Maselli D. Harris RB NE
116 Andrew Baumhor D. Hamilton WR DEN
117 Matthew Coca N. Fant TE DEN
118 Ben Gretch C. Samuel WR CAR
119 Meron Berkson E. Sanders WR DEN
120 R.J. White D. Brees QB NO
Round 11
Pos Team Player
121 R.J. White N. Hines RB IND
122 Meron Berkson J. Crowder WR NYJ
123 Ben Gretch J. Hill RB BAL
124 Matthew Coca T. Hockenson TE DET
125 Andrew Baumhor A. Brown WR TEN
126 George Maselli R. Gronkowski TE NE
127 Tommy Tran M. Valdes-Scantling WR GB
128 Dave Richard A. Mattison RB MIN
129 Adam Aizer V. McDonald TE PIT
130 Chris Towers T. Williams WR OAK
131 Jamey Eisenberg A. Miller WR CHI
132 Jack Capotorto D. Moncrief WR PIT
Round 12
Pos Team Player
133 Jack Capotorto D. Lewis RB TEN
134 Jamey Eisenberg Bears DST CHI
135 Chris Towers D. Jackson WR PHI
136 Adam Aizer D. Foreman RB HOU
137 Dave Richard A. Hooper TE ATL
138 Tommy Tran J. Goff QB LAR
139 George Maselli C. Thompson RB WAS
140 Andrew Baumhor C. Wentz QB PHI
141 Matthew Coca J. Samuels RB PIT
142 Ben Gretch M. Lee WR JAC
143 Meron Berkson C. Newton QB CAR
144 R.J. White D. Johnson RB CLE
Round 13
Pos Team Player
145 R.J. White C. Herndon TE NYJ
146 Meron Berkson K. Murray QB ARI
147 Ben Gretch J. Richard RB OAK
148 Matthew Coca Ravens DST BAL
149 Andrew Baumhor P. Rivers QB LAC
150 George Maselli A. Isabella WR ARI
151 Tommy Tran Z. Jones WR BUF
152 Dave Richard D. Thompson RB KC
153 Adam Aizer D. Walker TE TEN
154 Chris Towers D. Prescott QB DAL
155 Jamey Eisenberg J. Brown WR BUF
156 Jack Capotorto C. Anderson RB DET
Round 14
Pos Team Player
157 Jack Capotorto Jaguars DST JAC
158 Jamey Eisenberg D. Samuel WR SF
159 Chris Towers Vikings DST MIN
160 Adam Aizer G. Zuerlein K LAR
161 Dave Richard Texans DST HOU
162 Tommy Tran Chargers DST LAC
163 George Maselli Rams DST LAR
164 Andrew Baumhor Saints DST NO
165 Matthew Coca J. Tucker K BAL
166 Ben Gretch Cowboys DST DAL
167 Meron Berkson Browns DST CLE
168 R.J. White Patriots DST NE
Round 15
Pos Team Player
169 R.J. White S. Gostkowski K NE
170 Meron Berkson K. Fairbairn K HOU
171 Ben Gretch W. Lutz K NO
172 Matthew Coca T. Brady QB NE
173 Andrew Baumhor A. Vinatieri K IND
174 George Maselli H. Butker K KC
175 Tommy Tran G. Tavecchio K ATL
176 Dave Richard R. Gould K SF
177 Adam Aizer Eagles DST PHI
178 Chris Towers J. Myers K SEA
179 Jamey Eisenberg M. Crosby K GB
180 Jack Capotorto J. Elliott K PHI
Team by Team
R.J. White
Rd Pk Player
1 1 S. Barkley RB NYG
2 24 A. Green WR CIN
3 25 A. Cooper WR DAL
4 48 S. Michel RB NE
5 49 J. White RB NE
6 72 T. Coleman RB SF
7 73 A. Robinson WR CHI
8 96 M. Jones WR DET
9 97 C. Davis WR TEN
10 120 D. Brees QB NO
11 121 N. Hines RB IND
12 144 D. Johnson RB CLE
13 145 C. Herndon TE NYJ
14 168 Patriots DST NE
15 169 S. Gostkowski K NE
Meron Berkson
Rd Pk Player
1 2 A. Kamara RB NO
2 23 N. Chubb RB CLE
3 26 T. Hilton WR IND
4 47 T. Cohen RB CHI
5 50 D. Moore WR CAR
6 71 A. Jeffery WR PHI
7 74 J. Cook TE NO
8 95 L. Murray RB NO
9 98 N. Harry WR NE
10 119 E. Sanders WR DEN
11 122 J. Crowder WR NYJ
12 143 C. Newton QB CAR
13 146 K. Murray QB ARI
14 167 Browns DST CLE
15 170 K. Fairbairn K HOU
Ben Gretch
Rd Pk Player
1 3 C. McCaffrey RB CAR
2 22 G. Kittle TE SF
3 27 S. Diggs WR MIN
4 46 K. Johnson RB DET
5 51 T. Boyd WR CIN
6 70 W. Fuller WR HOU
7 75 C. Kirk WR ARI
8 94 B. Mayfield QB CLE
9 99 M. Breida RB SF
10 118 C. Samuel WR CAR
11 123 J. Hill RB BAL
12 142 M. Lee WR JAC
13 147 J. Richard RB OAK
14 166 Cowboys DST DAL
15 171 W. Lutz K NO
Matthew Coca
Rd Pk Player
1 4 E. Elliott RB DAL
2 21 M. Evans WR TB
3 28 A. Thielen WR MIN
4 45 M. Mack RB IND
5 52 T. Lockett WR SEA
6 69 R. Anderson WR NYJ
7 76 J. Washington WR PIT
8 93 K. Ballage RB MIA
9 100 R. Wilson QB SEA
10 117 N. Fant TE DEN
11 124 T. Hockenson TE DET
12 141 J. Samuels RB PIT
13 148 Ravens DST BAL
14 165 J. Tucker K BAL
15 172 T. Brady QB NE
Andrew Baumhor
Rd Pk Player
1 5 M. Gordon RB LAC
2 20 K. Allen WR LAC
3 29 D. Cook RB MIN
4 44 C. Godwin WR TB
5 53 K. Drake RB MIA
6 68 H. Henry TE LAC
7 77 J. McKinnon RB SF
8 92 G. Tate WR NYG
9 101 A. Ekeler RB LAC
10 116 D. Hamilton WR DEN
11 125 A. Brown WR TEN
12 140 C. Wentz QB PHI
13 149 P. Rivers QB LAC
14 164 Saints DST NO
15 173 A. Vinatieri K IND
George Maselli
Rd Pk Player
1 6 D. Adams WR GB
2 19 Z. Ertz TE PHI
3 30 P. Mahomes QB KC
4 43 P. Lindsay RB DEN
5 54 D. Henry RB TEN
6 67 M. Williams WR LAC
7 78 L. McCoy RB BUF
8 91 L. Fitzgerald WR ARI
9 102 C. Hyde RB KC
10 115 D. Harris RB NE
11 126 R. Gronkowski TE NE
12 139 C. Thompson RB WAS
13 150 A. Isabella WR ARI
14 163 Rams DST LAR
15 174 H. Butker K KC
Tommy Tran
Rd Pk Player
1 7 D. Hopkins WR HOU
2 18 A. Brown WR OAK
3 31 R. Woods WR LAR
4 42 C. Carson RB SEA
5 55 M. Ingram RB BAL
6 66 O. Howard TE TB
7 79 A. Luck QB IND
8 90 K. Coutee WR HOU
9 103 J. Howard RB PHI
10 114 D. Singletary RB BUF
11 127 M. Valdes-Scantling WR GB
12 138 J. Goff QB LAR
13 151 Z. Jones WR BUF
14 162 Chargers DST LAC
15 175 G. Tavecchio K ATL
Dave Richard
Rd Pk Player
1 8 J. Jones WR ATL
2 17 J. Mixon RB CIN
3 32 D. Williams RB KC
4 41 A. Jones RB GB
5 56 C. Ridley WR ATL
6 65 D. Pettis WR SF
7 80 P. Campbell WR IND
8 89 M. Ryan QB ATL
9 104 R. Penny RB SEA
10 113 C. Sutton WR DEN
11 128 A. Mattison RB MIN
12 137 A. Hooper TE ATL
13 152 D. Thompson RB KC
14 161 Texans DST HOU
15 176 R. Gould K SF
Adam Aizer
Rd Pk Player
1 9 J. Conner RB PIT
2 16 L. Bell RB NYJ
3 33 J. Edelman WR NE
4 40 K. Golladay WR DET
5 57 C. Kupp WR LAR
6 64 M. Sanders RB PHI
7 81 G. Allison WR GB
8 88 D. Watson QB HOU
9 105 M. Brown WR BAL
10 112 J. Williams RB GB
11 129 V. McDonald TE PIT
12 136 D. Foreman RB HOU
13 153 D. Walker TE TEN
14 160 G. Zuerlein K LAR
15 177 Eagles DST PHI
Chris Towers
Rd Pk Player
1 10 J. Smith-Schuster WR PIT
2 15 T. Kelce TE KC
3 34 D. Freeman RB ATL
4 39 S. Watkins WR KC
5 58 L. Miller RB HOU
6 63 D. Guice RB WAS
7 82 M. Hardman WR KC
8 87 D. Westbrook WR JAC
9 106 I. Smith RB ATL
10 111 R. Freeman RB DEN
11 130 T. Williams WR OAK
12 135 D. Jackson WR PHI
13 154 D. Prescott QB DAL
14 159 Vikings DST MIN
15 178 J. Myers K SEA
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd Pk Player
1 11 M. Thomas WR NO
2 14 O. Beckham WR CLE
3 35 L. Fournette RB JAC
4 38 J. Jacobs RB OAK
5 59 E. Engram TE NYG
6 62 D. Montgomery RB CHI
7 83 P. Barber RB TB
8 86 R. Jones RB TB
9 107 D. Henderson RB LAR
10 110 J. Winston QB TB
11 131 A. Miller WR CHI
12 134 Bears DST CHI
13 155 J. Brown WR BUF
14 158 D. Samuel WR SF
15 179 M. Crosby K GB
Jack Capotorto
Rd Pk Player
1 12 D. Johnson RB ARI
2 13 T. Gurley RB LAR
3 36 J. Landry WR CLE
4 37 B. Cooks WR LAR
5 60 A. Rodgers QB GB
6 61 E. Ebron TE IND
7 84 S. Shepard WR NYG
8 85 D. Njoku TE CLE
9 108 K. Hunt RB CLE
10 109 D. Metcalf WR SEA
11 132 D. Moncrief WR PIT
12 133 D. Lewis RB TEN
13 156 C. Anderson RB DET
14 157 Jaguars DST JAC
15 180 J. Elliott K PHI
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Jamey Eisenberg has been a Senior Fantasy Writer for CBS Sports since 2006 with a focus on Fantasy Football. A University of Florida grad (class of '98), Jamey got his start in the newspaper business and... Full Bio

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