Fantasy Football: Pre-free agency 2020 PPR mock draft features Austin Ekeler in Round 2

We can all use a little break from everything happening in the world right now, and hopefully all of you are safe. Even though the sports world has come to a halt because of the Coronavirus, we are still moving forward with our Fantasy Football draft prep for the upcoming season.

Hopefully, by the time the NFL season starts, all of this is long behind us and our lives are back to normal. We're planning to operate as normal as we can right now, and that means continuing to plan for the 2020 campaign, including this 12-team PPR mock draft. It also could be a good distraction for you.

Free agency is scheduled to start this week in the NFL, and that could change many of these selections. The NFL Draft in April will also alter plenty of these picks as well — and our future mock drafts will reflect that.

But we wanted to give you one more look at where players could be drafted following some news from the NFL Scouting Combine and other reports that have come out in recent weeks. It's fun to react to news as it happens when it comes to Fantasy drafts.

For example, Austin Ekeler signed a four-year, $24.5 million deal to stay with the Chargers, and he was drafted at No. 18 overall in Round 2. Meanwhile, Keenan Allen lost Philip Rivers and has an uncertain quarterback situation for 2020, and he was drafted with the final pick in Round 3.

You can see how the rest of the draft unfolded, including my team from the No. 1 overall selection. I drafted Christian McCaffrey, and the only thing that could knock him from that spot come August is a potential contract holdout, which is something to monitor.

I took Cooper Kupp in Round 2 and Patrick Mahomes in Round 3, which is not something I do on a regular basis in drafting a quarterback early. By taking Mahomes there, I passed on receivers like Kenny Golladay, D.J. Moore and JuJu Smith-Schuster, which I could regret in a three-receiver league.

Along with Kupp, my other receivers are Stefon Diggs, John Brown and Jamison Crowder, who I can play at the flex spot. I also have Allen Lazard and Steve Sims as reserves, and both could be good if their teams don't add significant competition this offseason.

My running backs along with McCaffrey are Phillip Lindsay, Sony Michel, Royce Freeman, Nyheim Hines and Ryquell Armstead. I'm excited for Lindsay with Pat Shurmur now calling plays in Denver, which could also help Freeman if another running back isn't added this offseason.

I drafted Hunter Henry in Round 6, and the thing I love about this team is my standout starters in Mahomes, McCaffrey, Lindsay, Kupp, Diggs and Henry. Brown and Crowder are solid also, but my bench could use some work.

That's what the waiver wire is for. And I'm hopeful to make plenty of moves on waivers once the season starts.

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), K and DST. There also are six reserve spots for a 16-round draft. 

Our draft order is as follows:

1. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
2. R.J. White, NFL Editor
3. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
4. Chris Towers, Senior Editor, Fantasy
5. Jack Capotorto, CBS Sports HQ Producer
6. Ben Gretch, Fantasy Editor
7. Heath Cummings, Senior Fantasy Writer
8. Jeremy Bache, Fantasy Sales Coordinator
9. George Maselli, Fantasy Editor
10. Will Brinson, Senior NFL Writer
11. Adam Aizer, Podcast Host
12. Meron Berkson, CBS Sports HQ Producer

Round By Round
Round 1
Pos Team Player
1 Andrew Baumhor C. McCaffrey RB CAR
2 Meron Berkson S. Barkley RB NYG
3 Will Brinson M. Thomas WR NO
4 George Maselli A. Kamara RB NO
5 Ben Schragger E. Elliott RB DAL
6 Adam Aizer D. Cook RB MIN
7 Heath Cummings D. Adams WR GB
8 Jamey Eisenberg D. Hopkins WR ARI
9 Ben Gretch T. Hill WR KC
10 R.J. White J. Jones WR ATL
11 Dave Richard D. Henry RB TEN
12 Chris Towers C. Godwin WR TB
Round 2
Pos Team Player
13 Chris Towers D. Moore WR CAR
14 Dave Richard J. Mixon RB CIN
15 R.J. White A. Ekeler RB LAC
16 Ben Gretch N. Chubb RB CLE
17 Jamey Eisenberg T. Kelce TE KC
18 Heath Cummings A. Jones RB GB
19 Adam Aizer A. Thielen WR MIN
20 Ben Schragger M. Sanders RB PHI
21 George Maselli K. Golladay WR DET
22 Will Brinson O. Beckham WR CLE
23 Meron Berkson M. Evans WR TB
24 Andrew Baumhor A. Cooper WR DAL
Round 3
Pos Team Player
25 Andrew Baumhor G. Kittle TE SF
26 Meron Berkson K. Allen WR LAC
27 Will Brinson J. Smith-Schuster WR PIT
28 George Maselli L. Jackson QB BAL
29 Ben Schragger L. Fournette RB JAC
30 Adam Aizer K. Drake RB ARI
31 Heath Cummings L. Bell RB NYJ
32 Jamey Eisenberg J. Jacobs RB LV
33 Ben Gretch A. Brown WR TEN
34 R.J. White P. Mahomes QB KC
35 Dave Richard C. Kupp WR LAR
36 Chris Towers T. Gurley RB LAR
Round 4
Pos Team Player
37 Chris Towers M. Gordon RB LAC
38 Dave Richard C. Ridley WR ATL
39 R.J. White A. Robinson WR CHI
40 Ben Gretch C. Sutton WR DEN
41 Jamey Eisenberg D. Singletary RB BUF
42 Heath Cummings T. Lockett WR SEA
43 Adam Aizer D. Williams RB KC
44 Ben Schragger R. Woods WR LAR
45 George Maselli D. Parker WR MIA
46 Will Brinson Z. Ertz TE PHI
47 Meron Berkson M. Mack RB IND
48 Andrew Baumhor D. Metcalf WR SEA
Round 5
Pos Team Player
49 Andrew Baumhor C. Carson RB SEA
50 Meron Berkson A. Green WR CIN
51 Will Brinson J. Conner RB PIT
52 George Maselli M. Andrews TE BAL
53 Ben Schragger T. McLaurin WR WAS
54 Adam Aizer T. Hilton WR IND
55 Heath Cummings S. Diggs WR BUF
56 Jamey Eisenberg M. Gallup WR DAL
57 Ben Gretch T. Boyd WR CIN
58 R.J. White M. Ingram RB BAL
59 Dave Richard D. Chark WR JAC
60 Chris Towers D. Johnson RB HOU
Round 6
Pos Team Player
61 Chris Towers H. Henry TE LAC
62 Dave Richard D. Montgomery RB CHI
63 R.J. White J. Landry WR CLE
64 Ben Gretch K. Johnson RB DET
65 Jamey Eisenberg D. Henderson RB LAR
66 Heath Cummings D. Waller TE LV
67 Adam Aizer W. Fuller WR HOU
68 Ben Schragger J. Edelman WR NE
69 George Maselli J. White RB NE
70 Will Brinson D. Johnson RB HOU
71 Meron Berkson R. Jones RB TB
72 Andrew Baumhor D. Prescott QB DAL
Round 7
Pos Team Player
73 Andrew Baumhor P. Lindsay RB DEN
74 Meron Berkson A. Hooper TE CLE
75 Will Brinson T. Cohen RB CHI
76 George Maselli D. Samuel WR SF
77 Ben Schragger K. Hunt RB CLE
78 Adam Aizer D. Guice RB WAS
79 Heath Cummings S. Michel RB NE
80 Jamey Eisenberg K. Murray QB ARI
81 Ben Gretch C. Kirk WR ARI
82 R.J. White E. Sanders WR SF
83 Dave Richard R. Wilson QB SEA
84 Chris Towers M. Brown WR BAL
Round 8
Pos Team Player
85 Chris Towers H. Renfrow WR LV
86 Dave Richard R. Mostert RB SF
87 R.J. White D. Freeman RB ATL
88 Ben Gretch M. Hardman WR KC
89 Jamey Eisenberg J. Crowder WR NYJ
90 Heath Cummings J. Howard RB MIA
91 Adam Aizer B. Cooks WR LAR
92 Ben Schragger K. Stills WR HOU
93 George Maselli B. Scott RB PHI
94 Will Brinson M. Williams WR LAC
95 Meron Berkson M. Jones WR DET
96 Andrew Baumhor R. Anderson WR NYJ
Round 9
Pos Team Player
97 Andrew Baumhor T. Higbee TE LAR
98 Meron Berkson C. Samuel WR CAR
99 Will Brinson D. Watson QB HOU
100 George Maselli D. Slayton WR NYG
101 Ben Schragger E. Engram TE NYG
102 Adam Aizer J. Allen QB BUF
103 Heath Cummings T. Coleman RB SF
104 Jamey Eisenberg N. Hines RB IND
105 Ben Gretch J. Jackson RB LAC
106 R.J. White L. Murray RB NO
107 Dave Richard G. Edwards RB BAL
108 Chris Towers A. Miller WR CHI
Round 10
Pos Team Player
109 Chris Towers P. Williams WR MIA
110 Dave Richard N. Fant TE DEN
111 R.J. White J. Brown WR BUF
112 Ben Gretch T. Pollard RB DAL
113 Jamey Eisenberg A. Mattison RB MIN
114 Heath Cummings D. Johnson WR PIT
115 Adam Aizer C. Edmonds RB ARI
116 Ben Schragger T. Williams WR LV
117 George Maselli B. Snell RB PIT
118 Will Brinson D. Westbrook WR JAC
119 Meron Berkson A. Rodgers QB GB
120 Andrew Baumhor S. Shepard WR NYG
Round 11
Pos Team Player
121 Andrew Baumhor A. Lazard WR GB
122 Meron Berkson T. Brady QB TB
123 Will Brinson D. Thompson RB KC
124 George Maselli B. Perriman WR TB
125 Ben Schragger D. Brees QB NO
126 Adam Aizer J. Cook TE NO
127 Heath Cummings A. Jeffery WR PHI
128 Jamey Eisenberg J. Smith TE TEN
129 Ben Gretch J. Hill RB BAL
130 R.J. White J. Williams RB GB
131 Dave Richard C. Beasley WR BUF
132 Chris Towers S. Watkins WR KC
Round 12
Pos Team Player
133 Chris Towers C. Davis WR TEN
134 Dave Richard M. Brown RB LAR
135 R.J. White O. Howard TE TB
136 Ben Gretch M. Gesicki TE MIA
137 Jamey Eisenberg J. Washington WR PIT
138 Heath Cummings G. Tate WR NYG
139 Adam Aizer N. Harry WR NE
140 Ben Schragger D. Ogunbowale RB TB
141 George Maselli M. Ryan QB ATL
142 Will Brinson A. Brown WR FA
143 Meron Berkson R. Penny RB SEA
144 Andrew Baumhor M. Breida RB SF
Round 13
Pos Team Player
145 Andrew Baumhor A. Peterson RB WAS
146 Meron Berkson L. Fitzgerald WR ARI
147 Will Brinson J. Samuels RB PIT
148 George Maselli D. Goedert TE PHI
149 Ben Schragger A. Humphries WR TEN
150 Adam Aizer P. Campbell WR IND
151 Heath Cummings H. Hurst TE ATL
152 Jamey Eisenberg C. Wentz QB PHI
153 Ben Gretch B. Jarwin TE DAL
154 R.J. White R. Cobb WR DAL
155 Dave Richard 49ers DST SF
156 Chris Towers M. Boykin WR BAL
Round 14
Pos Team Player
157 Chris Towers Ravens DST BAL
158 Dave Richard T. Hockenson TE DET
159 R.J. White Steelers DST PIT
160 Ben Gretch B. Mayfield QB CLE
161 Jamey Eisenberg S. Sims WR WAS
162 Heath Cummings M. Stafford QB DET
163 Adam Aizer J. Tucker K BAL
164 Ben Schragger J. Doyle TE IND
165 George Maselli G. Zuerlein K LAR
166 Will Brinson R. Freeman RB DEN
167 Meron Berkson D. Washington RB LV
168 Andrew Baumhor Bills DST BUF
Round 15
Pos Team Player
169 Andrew Baumhor M. Sanu WR NE
170 Meron Berkson Saints DST NO
171 Will Brinson Chiefs DST KC
172 George Maselli Patriots DST NE
173 Ben Schragger W. Lutz K NO
174 Adam Aizer J. Garoppolo QB SF
175 Heath Cummings Chargers DST LAC
176 Jamey Eisenberg H. Butker K KC
177 Ben Gretch Colts DST IND
178 R.J. White R. Gould K SF
179 Dave Richard J. Ross WR CIN
180 Chris Towers M. Moore QB KC
Round 16
Pos Team Player
181 Chris Towers P. Andersen K TB
182 Dave Richard Z. Gonzalez K ARI
183 R.J. White D. Jackson WR PHI
184 Ben Gretch J. Lambo K JAC
185 Jamey Eisenberg Broncos DST DEN
186 Heath Cummings Y. Koo K ATL
187 Adam Aizer Bears DST CHI
188 Ben Schragger Packers DST GB
189 George Maselli D. Harris RB NE
190 Will Brinson M. Crosby K GB
191 Meron Berkson M. Gay K TB
192 Andrew Baumhor J. Slye K CAR
Team by Team
Andrew Baumhor
Rd Pk Player
1 1 C. McCaffrey RB CAR
2 24 A. Cooper WR DAL
3 25 G. Kittle TE SF
4 48 D. Metcalf WR SEA
5 49 C. Carson RB SEA
6 72 D. Prescott QB DAL
7 73 P. Lindsay RB DEN
8 96 R. Anderson WR NYJ
9 97 T. Higbee TE LAR
10 120 S. Shepard WR NYG
11 121 A. Lazard WR GB
12 144 M. Breida RB SF
13 145 A. Peterson RB WAS
14 168 Bills DST BUF
15 169 M. Sanu WR NE
16 192 J. Slye K CAR
Meron Berkson
Rd Pk Player
1 2 S. Barkley RB NYG
2 23 M. Evans WR TB
3 26 K. Allen WR LAC
4 47 M. Mack RB IND
5 50 A. Green WR CIN
6 71 R. Jones RB TB
7 74 A. Hooper TE CLE
8 95 M. Jones WR DET
9 98 C. Samuel WR CAR
10 119 A. Rodgers QB GB
11 122 T. Brady QB TB
12 143 R. Penny RB SEA
13 146 L. Fitzgerald WR ARI
14 167 D. Washington RB LV
15 170 Saints DST NO
16 191 M. Gay K TB
Will Brinson
Rd Pk Player
1 3 M. Thomas WR NO
2 22 O. Beckham WR CLE
3 27 J. Smith-Schuster WR PIT
4 46 Z. Ertz TE PHI
5 51 J. Conner RB PIT
6 70 D. Johnson RB HOU
7 75 T. Cohen RB CHI
8 94 M. Williams WR LAC
9 99 D. Watson QB HOU
10 118 D. Westbrook WR JAC
11 123 D. Thompson RB KC
12 142 A. Brown WR FA
13 147 J. Samuels RB PIT
14 166 R. Freeman RB DEN
15 171 Chiefs DST KC
16 190 M. Crosby K GB
George Maselli
Rd Pk Player
1 4 A. Kamara RB NO
2 21 K. Golladay WR DET
3 28 L. Jackson QB BAL
4 45 D. Parker WR MIA
5 52 M. Andrews TE BAL
6 69 J. White RB NE
7 76 D. Samuel WR SF
8 93 B. Scott RB PHI
9 100 D. Slayton WR NYG
10 117 B. Snell RB PIT
11 124 B. Perriman WR TB
12 141 M. Ryan QB ATL
13 148 D. Goedert TE PHI
14 165 G. Zuerlein K LAR
15 172 Patriots DST NE
16 189 D. Harris RB NE
Ben Schragger
Rd Pk Player
1 5 E. Elliott RB DAL
2 20 M. Sanders RB PHI
3 29 L. Fournette RB JAC
4 44 R. Woods WR LAR
5 53 T. McLaurin WR WAS
6 68 J. Edelman WR NE
7 77 K. Hunt RB CLE
8 92 K. Stills WR HOU
9 101 E. Engram TE NYG
10 116 T. Williams WR LV
11 125 D. Brees QB NO
12 140 D. Ogunbowale RB TB
13 149 A. Humphries WR TEN
14 164 J. Doyle TE IND
15 173 W. Lutz K NO
16 188 Packers DST GB
Adam Aizer
Rd Pk Player
1 6 D. Cook RB MIN
2 19 A. Thielen WR MIN
3 30 K. Drake RB ARI
4 43 D. Williams RB KC
5 54 T. Hilton WR IND
6 67 W. Fuller WR HOU
7 78 D. Guice RB WAS
8 91 B. Cooks WR LAR
9 102 J. Allen QB BUF
10 115 C. Edmonds RB ARI
11 126 J. Cook TE NO
12 139 N. Harry WR NE
13 150 P. Campbell WR IND
14 163 J. Tucker K BAL
15 174 J. Garoppolo QB SF
16 187 Bears DST CHI
Heath Cummings
Rd Pk Player
1 7 D. Adams WR GB
2 18 A. Jones RB GB
3 31 L. Bell RB NYJ
4 42 T. Lockett WR SEA
5 55 S. Diggs WR BUF
6 66 D. Waller TE LV
7 79 S. Michel RB NE
8 90 J. Howard RB MIA
9 103 T. Coleman RB SF
10 114 D. Johnson WR PIT
11 127 A. Jeffery WR PHI
12 138 G. Tate WR NYG
13 151 H. Hurst TE ATL
14 162 M. Stafford QB DET
15 175 Chargers DST LAC
16 186 Y. Koo K ATL
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd Pk Player
1 8 D. Hopkins WR ARI
2 17 T. Kelce TE KC
3 32 J. Jacobs RB LV
4 41 D. Singletary RB BUF
5 56 M. Gallup WR DAL
6 65 D. Henderson RB LAR
7 80 K. Murray QB ARI
8 89 J. Crowder WR NYJ
9 104 N. Hines RB IND
10 113 A. Mattison RB MIN
11 128 J. Smith TE TEN
12 137 J. Washington WR PIT
13 152 C. Wentz QB PHI
14 161 S. Sims WR WAS
15 176 H. Butker K KC
16 185 Broncos DST DEN
Ben Gretch
Rd Pk Player
1 9 T. Hill WR KC
2 16 N. Chubb RB CLE
3 33 A. Brown WR TEN
4 40 C. Sutton WR DEN
5 57 T. Boyd WR CIN
6 64 K. Johnson RB DET
7 81 C. Kirk WR ARI
8 88 M. Hardman WR KC
9 105 J. Jackson RB LAC
10 112 T. Pollard RB DAL
11 129 J. Hill RB BAL
12 136 M. Gesicki TE MIA
13 153 B. Jarwin TE DAL
14 160 B. Mayfield QB CLE
15 177 Colts DST IND
16 184 J. Lambo K JAC
R.J. White
Rd Pk Player
1 10 J. Jones WR ATL
2 15 A. Ekeler RB LAC
3 34 P. Mahomes QB KC
4 39 A. Robinson WR CHI
5 58 M. Ingram RB BAL
6 63 J. Landry WR CLE
7 82 E. Sanders WR SF
8 87 D. Freeman RB ATL
9 106 L. Murray RB NO
10 111 J. Brown WR BUF
11 130 J. Williams RB GB
12 135 O. Howard TE TB
13 154 R. Cobb WR DAL
14 159 Steelers DST PIT
15 178 R. Gould K SF
16 183 D. Jackson WR PHI
Dave Richard
Rd Pk Player
1 11 D. Henry RB TEN
2 14 J. Mixon RB CIN
3 35 C. Kupp WR LAR
4 38 C. Ridley WR ATL
5 59 D. Chark WR JAC
6 62 D. Montgomery RB CHI
7 83 R. Wilson QB SEA
8 86 R. Mostert RB SF
9 107 G. Edwards RB BAL
10 110 N. Fant TE DEN
11 131 C. Beasley WR BUF
12 134 M. Brown RB LAR
13 155 49ers DST SF
14 158 T. Hockenson TE DET
15 179 J. Ross WR CIN
16 182 Z. Gonzalez K ARI
Chris Towers
Rd Pk Player
1 12 C. Godwin WR TB
2 13 D. Moore WR CAR
3 36 T. Gurley RB LAR
4 37 M. Gordon RB LAC
5 60 D. Johnson RB HOU
6 61 H. Henry TE LAC
7 84 M. Brown WR BAL
8 85 H. Renfrow WR LV
9 108 A. Miller WR CHI
10 109 P. Williams WR MIA
11 132 S. Watkins WR KC
12 133 C. Davis WR TEN
13 156 M. Boykin WR BAL
14 157 Ravens DST BAL
15 180 M. Moore QB KC
16 181 P. Andersen K TB
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