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2019 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: The Last Pick

August 9, 2019
Before you know it, it will be fantasy football draft time. During the next month or so, I will be conducting several mock drafts. During the drafts, I will pick in all 12 positions, with all sorts of scenarios. 

As a rule, I prefer to draft three starting running backs within the first four rounds. It is a tried-and-true strategy, which has done me well for 20-plus years. The mock drafts I do will all assume 12 teams are in the league (unless otherwise noted) with the following positions: quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, tight end, a flex (running back, wide receiver or tight end), kicker, team defense and six bench spots. So it is a 16-round snake draft.

Here is scenario No. 6. (See also: Scenarios No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5.)

I have the 12th overall pick; let's see how it all works out. In this format, I am playing in a point-per-reception (PPR) scoring league. 

You can see the entire draft by clicking here

Here is my roster:
 
Round 1, Pick 12: Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings

Round 2, Pick 1: Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns

Round 3, Pick 12: Josh Jacobs, RB, Oakland Raiders

Round 4, Pick 12: Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings

Round 5, Pick 1: Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns

Round 6, Pick 12: Allen Robinson, WR, Chicago Bears

Round 7, Pick 12: Dede Westbrook, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

Round 8, Pick 1: Tevin Coleman, RB, San Francisco 49ers

Round 9, Pick 12: Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers

Round 10, Pick 1: Darrell Henderson, RB, Los Angeles Rams

Round 11, Pick 12: Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams

Round 12, Pick 1: Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons

Round 13, Pick 12: Minnesota Vikings DST

Round 14, Pick 1: Greg Zuerlein, K, Los Angeles Rams

Round 15, Pick 12: Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings

Round 16, Pick 1: Deebo Samuel, WR, San Francisco 49ers

Some Observations:

The 12th pick in a draft -- or the wheel spot -- is sometimes tricky, as you have to wait seemingly forever and can't get too stuck on positional runs. In fact, you want to try to start them.

In this mock, I decided to pass up on a top-tier receiver like Julio Jones and grab two top-10 running backs. I was concerned that if I passed on a back with one of these picks, many of the top 20 guys would be long gone. I correctly assessed the flow, as 19 running backs were drafted before my third pick. 

My running backs are strong, especially if Melvin Gordon continues to hold out and Austin Ekeler is the starter for the Chargers. I am happy at quarterback with Jared Goff and Kirk Cousins after again choosing to wait as long as I could on that position. In this mock, Goff lasted until Round 11. I will say it until I am proven wrong, but 30-plus-touchdown and 4,500-yard potential in Round 11 is nutzo.

My receivers are blah but not bad. Stefon Diggs is a stud and Jarvis Landry is a solid WR2, but I forced the round peg in the square hole and grabbed Allen Robinson in Round 6 when Dante Pettis would have been the upside pick. I love Dede Westbrook in the seventh though, so maybe it works out.

I may have to trade for a wide receiver upgrade, but I have the running back depth to do so. Overall, this is a 'B' draft.

Please try a mock yourself as practice makes perfect. You can mock in minutes by clicking here.

See Also:  Ken Zalis' 2019 Fantasy Football Player Rankings 

Follow Ken on Twitter @FansFantasy

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings