Before you know it, it will be fantasy football draft time. Leading up to the season, I will conduct 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 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. It is a 16-round snake draft.
I have the 10th overall pick; let's see how it all works out. In this format, I am playing in a half-point point-per-reception league (PPR), which means that every reception is worth half a point.
Round 1, Pick 10: Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns
Round 2, Pick 3: Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings
Round 3, Pick 10: Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts
Round 4, Pick 3: Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings
Round 5, Pick 10: Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons
Round 6, Pick 3: Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns
Round 7, Pick 10: Dede Westbrook, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Round 8, Pick 3: Derrius Guice, RB, Washington Redskins
Round 9, Pick 10: Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers
Round 10, Pick 3: Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver Broncos
Round 11, Pick 10: Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints
Round 12, Pick 3: Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans
Round 13, Pick 10: Minnesota Vikings DST
Round 14, Pick 3: Justin Tucker, K, Baltimore Ravens
Round 15, Pick 10: Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens
Round 16, Pick 3: Albert Wilson, WR, Miami Dolphins