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2019 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Taking Travis Kelce In The First Round

August 28, 2019
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 the last mock; I wanted to give a new perspective and get a tad crazy. The scary part was I didn't hate this mock!

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. 7No. 8 and No. 9.)

I have the ninth 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 9: Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs

Round 2, Pick 4: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs

Round 3, Pick 9: Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers

Round 4, Pick 4: Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks

Round 5, Pick 9: Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams

Round 6, Pick 4: James White, RB, New England Patriots

Round 7, Pick 9: Marvin Jones, WR, Detroit Lions

Round 8, Pick 4: Austin Ekeler, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

Round 9, Pick 9: Derrius Guice, RB, Washington Redskins

Pick 10, Pick 4: Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas Cowboys

Round 11, Pick 9: Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens

Round 12, Pick 4: Minnesota Vikings DST

Round 13, Pick 9: Greg Zuerlein, K, Los Angeles Rams

Round 14, Pick 4: DaeSean Hamilton, WR, Denver Broncos

Round 15, Pick 9: Tre'Quan Smith, WR, New Orleans Saints

Round 16, Pick 4: Jakobi Meyers, WR, New England Patriots

Some Observations:

Apparently, someone took over my account because there is no way I would ever draft like this. But I wanted to show what could happen in your home league, as we have all seen drafts like this. 

Round 1: I took Travis Kelce with the ninth pick. I doubted he would be available to me in Round 2, so why not take a player who is in a tier by himself?

Round 2: I took Patrick Mahomes to pair with Kelce. He would not be available to me in the third round if I wanted him, so I had to take him here. I now have a Kansas City combo, but no running backs -- I am breaking out in hives!

Rounds 3-10: I loaded up on running backs and wide receivers. My backs turned out OK with Aaron Jones and Chris Carson (both high-volume guys) along with Austin Ekeler and Derrius Guice. (If Melvin Gordon stays away, this will work great.) I have seen worse backs on teams. At receiver, Cooper Kupp, Marvin Jones and Michael Gallup are all in 75-plus-catch situations. I also love James White, who has been a PPR stud most years, so my rash seems to be getting better.

Round 11: Wild card! Lamar Jackson is boom or bust, but I have Mahomes, so why not!

Rounds 12 and 13: I took the defense and kicker I wanted, so why wait?

Rounds 14-16: I got sleepers and rookies in solid situations. Mission accomplished.

I hate to admit this, but I really do not hate this team! 

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

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