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2019 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Drafting After Andrew Luck, Lamar Miller News

August 27, 2019
We have nine days until the NFL season starts and many have already drafted, but most drafts will happen during the next eight days. For the past month or so, I have been conducting several mock drafts. During these drafts, I picked in all 12 positions, with all sorts of scenarios. Here is another mock for you to ponder.

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 the next scenario. (See also: Scenarios  No. 1No. 2No. 3No. 4No. 5No. 6No. 7 and No. 8.)

I have the 11th overall pick; let's see how it all works out. In this format, I am playing in a full-point PPR scoring league. So for every reception you get a point. 

You can see the entire draft by clicking here.

Here is my roster: 

Round 1, Pick 11: Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings

Round 2, Pick 2: James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Round 3, Pick 11: Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots

Round 4, Pick 2: Brandin Cooks, WR, Los Angeles Rams

Round 5, Pick 11: Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns

Round 6, Pick 2: Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans

Round 7, Pick 11: Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers

Round 8, Pick 2: Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons

Round 9, Pick 11: Matt Breida, RB, San Francisco 49ers

Round 10, Pick 2: Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas Cowboys

Round 11, Pick 11: Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens

Round 12, Pick 2: Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills

Round 13, Pick 11: Jacksonville Jaguars DST

Round 14, Pick 2: Greg Zuerlein, K, Los Angeles Rams

Round 15, Pick 11: DaeSean Hamilton, WR, Denver Broncos

Round 16, Pick 2: Albert Wilson, WR, Miami Dolphins

Some Observations:

After the news about Andrew Luck's retirement and Lamar Miller's torn ACL, here is what a draft could now look like. 

I will start here: I am ALL IN on Dalvin Cook for 2019. I have him ranked as the fourth running back on my board. He will stay there until Ezekiel Elliott reports to the Dallas Cowboys. Until then, I am out of the Elliott business. 

I took Cook in Round 1 with the 11th pick. Nick Chubb and James Conner were still on the board, but I took a chance and got Cook. I would have hated myself if I passed on Cook and he was not there for me three picks later, so I jumped. It worked out that I was able to draft Cook and Conner in this mock. I love that! Who will have two running backs like me? No one. 

I went with three wide receivers next: Julian Edelman (PPR stud), Brandin Cooks and Jarvis Landry. That is a solid receiver corps. 

I grabbed Deshaun Watson in Round 6 just to see how it would turn out. I didn't hate myself afterward, so giddy up! Tight end Austin Hooper in Round 6 is solid. The backs I drafted after Round 6 -- Austin Ekeler (Melvin Gordon, please stay away), Devin Singletary and Matt Brieda -- all have huge upside.

All in all, I like this team. It has nice depth, some solid studs at the running back, wide receiver and quarterback positions -- and the fantasy football wild card in Lamar Jackson.

Please try a mock draft yourself, as practice makes perfect. You can  mock in minutes

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