Fantasy Football: Free agent moves impact latest mock draft –

We like doing Fantasy Football mock drafts after major NFL events. After the regular season ended, one after the Super Bowl and our latest mock draft was after the bulk of free-agent moves.

Our goal was to see how these recent transactions impacted Fantasy owners. And the results were definitely interesting in this 12-team standard league.

For example,
Brandin Cooks
was a guaranteed second-round pick with the
New Orleans Saints
, but it was a surprise to see him still get drafted at No. 23 overall now that he’s with the
New England Patriots
. His production should decline in New England, but that didn’t hurt his draft stock. Cooks was drafted ahead of guys like
Amari Cooper
Allen Robinson
Doug Baldwin
Davante Adams
, among others, and that could be a mistake.

Staying with the receivers,
Alshon Jeffery
Terrelle Pryor
Brandon Marshall
(Giants) and
DeSean Jackson
(Tampa Bay) changed teams, somewhat altering their draft value. Jeffery was still a third-round pick, Marshall went in Round 4 and Jackson was drafted in Round 5, but Pryor is now considered a third-round pick with his quarterback upgrade to
Kirk Cousins
with the Redskins.

Pryor was drafted ahead of guys like
Keenan Allen
Sammy Watkins
, which could be a mistake if those two are healthy, but Pryor has solidified himself as a No. 2 Fantasy receiver with his move to Washington. He just has to hope Cousins remains his quarterback in 2017.

We held this draft the day before
Latavius Murray
signed with Minnesota, and
Adrian Peterson
, Jamaal Charles and
LeGarrette Blount
were still free agents. But
Eddie Lacy
Rex Burkhead
(New England) and
Danny Woodhead
(Baltimore) already changed teams.

Woodhead (Round 8) and Burkhead (Round 10) were still late-round picks, and the value for Burkhead could be great if he starts for the Patriots, which is a possibility. Murray was drafted in Round 4, which could be a little high with his move to the
Minnesota Vikings
, and Lacy went in Round 5, which might be too low now that he’s with the
Seattle Seahawks

Lacy and Murray should still be considered No. 2 Fantasy running backs, but the arrow is pointing up for Lacy with his new team. He just has to get in shape and make sure he beats out
Thomas Rawls
C.J. Prosise
for the starting job.

We don’t know where Peterson, Charles and Blount will play in 2017, but all three were still drafted. Blount was first in Round 5, Peterson went in Round 6 and Charles was drafted in Round 9. All three could still have plenty of Fantasy value this year, but we can’t fully evaluate their outlook until we see where they land.

For my team, the only player I drafted whochanged his address was
Pierre Garcon
, who went from Washington to San Francisco, and he’s my No. 5 receiver behind
Jordy Nelson
Julian Edelman
Rishard Matthews
J.J. Nelson
. I drafted Garcon in Round 12, and he’s a great late-round flier if he remains the No. 1 receiver in coach Kyle Shanahan’s offense.

Edelman fell to Round 5, and his value takes a hit with Cooks now in New England. But he was the best receiver on the board, and that was the position I targeted at the time after drafting
Jordan Howard
, Jordy Nelson,
C.J. Anderson
Isaiah Crowell
with my first four picks.

My running back depth is the best part of my team with Howard, Anderson, Crowell,
Tevin Coleman
Kenneth Dixon
, but you might be hesitant to draft Anderson and Crowell with early-round picks, which is understandable given Anderson’s injury history and Crowell playing for the
Cleveland Browns
. But if Anderson is healthy and another running back isn’t added in Denver then he should be a solid No. 2 Fantasy option. And Cleveland significantly upgraded the offensive line in free agency, which should be a huge boost for Crowell. 

Coleman, even though he’s the No. 2 running back in Atlanta behind
Devonta Freeman
, is still a top-20 rusher coming into the season and well worth drafting in Round 6. Dixon was just a flier in Round 10, and hopefully he’ll be the starter for the Ravens once his four-game suspension is over, even with the addition of Woodhead.

I like my receiver depth, and Matthews will be undervalued this year even though he remains the No. 1 receiver for the Titans. He’s a steal in Round 7, and I hope to say the same thing about J.J. Nelson in Round 8. I was torn between Nelson,
Jamison Crowder
Willie Snead
, but Nelson could end up as the best receiver for the Cardinals this year, even with
Larry Fitzgerald
still on the team.

Cameron Brate
was a steal in Round 9, and he’s one of my favorite breakout players this year, especially at tight end. And I made it a point to wait on a quarterback as long as possible, which resulted in
Marcus Mariota
in Round 11. I thought
Dak Prescott
or Cousins would make it to me in Round 11, but both went as backup quarterbacks for other owners in that round.

I decided to draft
Carson Wentz
as a backup to Mariota in Round 13, and Wentz is one of my favorite sleepers this year after the Eagles added Jeffery and
Torrey Smith
as free agents. Wentz is one of the best No. 2 quarterbacks to target in any league this season with a late-round pick. 

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 feature a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST and a FLEX (RB/WR/TE). There will also be six reserve spots for a 15-round draft.

Our draft order is as follows:

  1. Meron Berkson, Video Producer
  2. Luke Rodgers, 247Sports NFL Insider
  3. Chris Towers, Fantasy Writer
  4. George Maselli, Editor
  5. Matthew Coca, Video Producer
  6. Will Brinson, NFL Writer
  7. Scott Reilly, Video Producer
  8. Adam Aizer, Podcast Host
  9. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
  10. Heath Cummings, Senior Fantasy Writer
  11. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
  12. J. Darin Darst, College Sports Producer
Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Team Player
1 Berkson Le’Veon Bell, RB, PIT
2 Rodgers David Johnson, RB, ARI
3 Towers Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL
4 Maselli Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
5 Coca Odell Beckham, WR, NYG
6 Brinson Julio Jones, WR, ATL
7 Reilly Mike Evans, WR, TB
8 Aizer A.J. Green, WR, CIN
9 Richard Melvin Gordon, RB, SD
10 Cummings LeSean McCoy, RB, BUF
11 Eisenberg Jordan Howard, RB, CHI
12 Darst Devonta Freeman, RB, ATL
Round 2
Pick Team Player
13 Darst Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
14 Eisenberg Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
15 Cummings T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
16 Richard Jay Ajayi, RB, MIA
17 Aizer Carlos Hyde, RB, SF
18 Reilly Todd Gurley, RB, LAR
19 Brinson Lamar Miller, RB, HOU
20 Coca DeMarco Murray, RB, TEN
21 Maselli Michael Thomas, WR, NO
22 Towers Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
23 Rodgers Brandin Cooks, WR, NE
24 Berkson Amari Cooper, WR, OAK
Round 3
Pick Team Player
25 Berkson Allen Robinson, WR, JAC
26 Rodgers Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
27 Towers DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
28 Maselli Mark Ingram, RB, NO
29 Coca Alshon Jeffery, WR, PHI
30 Brinson Doug Baldwin, WR, SEA
31 Reilly Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
32 Aizer Davante Adams, WR, GB
33 Richard Terrelle Pryor, WR, WAS
34 Cummings Tom Brady, QB, NE
35 Eisenberg C.J. Anderson, RB, DEN
36 Darst Travis Kelce, TE, KC
Round 4
Pick Team Player
37 Darst Andrew Luck, QB, IND
38 Eisenberg Isaiah Crowell, RB, CLE
39 Cummings Keenan Allen, WR, SD
40 Richard Michael Crabtree, WR, OAK
41 Aizer Sammy Watkins, WR, BUF
42 Reilly Latavius Murray, RB, OAK
43 Brinson Spencer Ware, RB, KC
44 Coca Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
45 Maselli Drew Brees, QB, NO
46 Towers Brandon Marshall, WR, NYG
47 Rodgers Ty Montgomery, WR, GB
48 Berkson Jarvis Landry, WR, MIA
Round 5
Pick Team Player
49 Berkson Rob Kelley, RB, WAS
50 Rodgers Jordan Reed, TE, WAS
51 Towers DeSean Jackson, WR, TB
52 Maselli Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
53 Coca Jimmy Graham, TE, SEA
54 Brinson Donte Moncrief, WR, IND
55 Reilly Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
56 Aizer Paul Perkins, RB, NYG
57 Richard Kelvin Benjamin, WR, CAR
58 Cummings Golden Tate, WR, DET
59 Eisenberg Julian Edelman, WR, NE
60 Darst LeGarrette Blount, RB, NE
Round 6
Pick Team Player
61 Darst Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN
62 Eisenberg Tevin Coleman, RB, ATL
63 Cummings Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN
64 Richard Frank Gore, RB, IND
65 Aizer Ameer Abdullah, RB, DET
66 Reilly Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
67 Brinson Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
68 Coca Charles Sims, RB, TB
69 Maselli Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
70 Towers Jerick McKinnon, RB, MIN
71 Rodgers Martellus Bennett, TE, GB
72 Berkson Jeremy Hill, RB, CIN
Round 7
Pick Team Player
73 Berkson Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
74 Rodgers Tyreek Hill, WR, KC
75 Towers Stefon Diggs, WR, MIN
76 Maselli Derrick Henry, RB, TEN
77 Coca DeVante Parker, WR, MIA
78 Brinson Cam Newton, QB, CAR
79 Reilly Delanie Walker, TE, TEN
80 Aizer Tyrell Williams, WR, SD
81 Richard Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
82 Cummings Randall Cobb, WR, GB
83 Eisenberg Rishard Matthews, WR, TEN
84 Darst Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
Round 8
Pick Team Player
85 Darst Matt Forte, RB, NYJ
86 Eisenberg J.J. Nelson, WR, ARI
87 Cummings Ryan Mathews, RB, PHI
88 Richard Doug Martin, RB, TB
89 Aizer Hunter Henry, TE, SD
90 Reilly Danny Woodhead, RB, BAL
91 Brinson Zach Ertz, TE, PHI
92 Coca Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
93 Maselli Jamison Crowder, WR, WAS
94 Towers Willie Snead, WR, NO
95 Rodgers Eric Decker, WR, NYJ
96 Berkson Martavis Bryant, WR, PIT
Round 9
Pick Team Player
97 Berkson Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
98 Rodgers Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
99 Towers Jalen Richard, RB, OAK
100 Maselli Dion Lewis, RB, NE
101 Coca Devontae Booker, RB, DEN
102 Brinson Cameron Meredith, WR, CHI
103 Reilly Corey Coleman, WR, CLE
104 Aizer Derek Carr, QB, OAK
105 Richard Jameis Winston, QB, TB
106 Cummings Thomas Rawls, RB, SEA
107 Eisenberg Cameron Brate, TE, TB
108 Darst Mike Gillislee, RB, BUF
Round 10
Pick Team Player
109 Darst DeAndre Washington, RB, OAK
110 Eisenberg Kenneth Dixon, RB, BAL
111 Cummings C.J. Prosise, RB, SEA
112 Richard Rex Burkhead, RB, NE
113 Aizer Terrance West, RB, BAL
114 Reilly Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, TB
115 Brinson John Brown, WR, ARI
116 Coca Jeremy Maclin, WR, KC
117 Maselli James White, RB, NE
118 Towers Kenny Britt, WR, CLE
119 Rodgers Will Fuller, WR, HOU
120 Berkson Jack Doyle, TE, IND
Round 11
Pick Team Player
121 Berkson Marqise Lee, WR, JAC
122 Rodgers DST Patriots, NE
123 Towers Duke Johnson, RB, CLE
124 Maselli Coby Fleener, TE, NO
125 Coca Dak Prescott, QB, DAL
126 Brinson Chris Ivory, RB, JAC
127 Reilly Kirk Cousins, QB, WAS
128 Aizer Sterling Shepard, WR, NYG
129 Richard Tyler Lockett, WR, SEA
130 Cummings Theo Riddick, RB, DET
131 Eisenberg Marcus Mariota, QB, TEN
132 Darst Kevin White, WR, CHI
Round 12
Pick Team Player
133 Darst Eli Manning, QB, NYG
134 Eisenberg Pierre Garcon, WR, SF
135 Cummings T.J. Yeldon, RB, JAC
136 Richard DST Chiefs, KC
137 Aizer Wendell Smallwood, RB, PHI
138 Reilly Kenny Stills, WR, MIA
139 Brinson Philip Rivers, QB, SD
140 Coca Kenyan Drake, RB, MIA
141 Maselli Taylor Gabriel, WR, ATL
142 Towers Tony Romo, QB, DAL
143 Rodgers Jordan Matthews, WR, PHI
144 Berkson Marvin Jones, WR, DET
Round 13
Pick Team Player
145 Berkson DST Broncos, DEN
146 Rodgers Justin Tucker, K, BAL
147 Towers Matt Jones, RB, WAS
148 Maselli DST Seahawks, SEA
149 Coca Tavon Austin, WR, LAR
150 Brinson DST Texans, HOU
151 Reilly Dwayne Allen, TE, NE
152 Aizer Karlos Williams, RB, PIT
153 Richard Adam Thielen, WR, MIN
154 Cummings Charcandrick West, RB, KC
155 Eisenberg Carson Wentz, QB, PHI
156 Darst Aaron Ripkowski, RB, GB
Round 14
Pick Team Player
157 Darst DST Falcons, ATL
158 Eisenberg DST Vikings, MIN
159 Cummings DST Cardinals, ARI
160 Richard Ladarius Green, TE, PIT
161 Aizer DST Giants, NYG
162 Reilly DST Steelers, PIT
163 Brinson Eric Ebron, TE, DET
164 Coca DST Jaguars, JAC
165 Maselli Kyle Juszczyk, RB, SF
166 Towers DST Rams, LAR
167 Rodgers Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
168 Berkson Darren Sproles, RB, PHI
Round 15
Pick Team Player
169 Berkson Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
170 Rodgers Cole Beasley, WR, DAL
171 Towers Matt Bryant, K, ATL
172 Maselli Adam Vinatieri, K, IND
173 Coca Mason Crosby, K, GB
174 Brinson Chris Boswell, K, PIT
175 Reilly Dan Bailey, K, DAL
176 Aizer Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
177 Richard Dustin Hopkins, K, WAS
178 Cummings Steven Hauschka, K, SEA
179 Eisenberg Wil Lutz, K, NO
180 Darst Matt Prater, K, DET
Team by Team
Adam Aizer
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 A.J. Green, WR, CIN
2.5 Carlos Hyde, RB, SF
3.8 Davante Adams, WR, GB
4.5 Sammy Watkins, WR, BUF
5.8 Paul Perkins, RB, NYG
6.5 Ameer Abdullah, RB, DET
7.8 Tyrell Williams, WR, SD
8.5 Hunter Henry, TE, SD
9.8 Derek Carr, QB, OAK
10.5 Terrance West, RB, BAL
11.8 Sterling Shepard, WR, NYG
12.5 Wendell Smallwood, RB, PHI
13.8 Karlos Williams, RB, PIT
14.5 DST Giants, NYG
15.8 Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
Meron Berkson
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Le’Veon Bell, RB, PIT
2.12 Amari Cooper, WR, OAK
3.1 Allen Robinson, WR, JAC
4.12 Jarvis Landry, WR, MIA
5.1 Rob Kelley, RB, WAS
6.12 Jeremy Hill, RB, CIN
7.1 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
8.12 Martavis Bryant, WR, PIT
9.1 Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
10.12 Jack Doyle, TE, IND
11.1 Marqise Lee, WR, JAC
12.12 Marvin Jones, WR, DET
13.1 DST Broncos, DEN
14.12 Darren Sproles, RB, PHI
15.1 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
Will Brinson
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Julio Jones, WR, ATL
2.7 Lamar Miller, RB, HOU
3.6 Doug Baldwin, WR, SEA
4.7 Spencer Ware, RB, KC
5.6 Donte Moncrief, WR, IND
6.7 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
7.6 Cam Newton, QB, CAR
8.7 Zach Ertz, TE, PHI
9.6 Cameron Meredith, WR, CHI
10.7 John Brown, WR, ARI
11.6 Chris Ivory, RB, JAC
12.7 Philip Rivers, QB, SD
13.6 DST Texans, HOU
14.7 Eric Ebron, TE, DET
15.6 Chris Boswell, K, PIT
Matthew Coca
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Odell Beckham, WR, NYG
2.8 DeMarco Murray, RB, TEN
3.5 Alshon Jeffery, WR, PHI
4.8 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
5.5 Jimmy Graham, TE, SEA
6.8 Charles Sims, RB, TB
7.5 DeVante Parker, WR, MIA
8.8 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
9.5 Devontae Booker, RB, DEN
10.8 Jeremy Maclin, WR, KC
11.5 Dak Prescott, QB, DAL
12.8 Kenyan Drake, RB, MIA
13.5 Tavon Austin, WR, LAR
14.8 DST Jaguars, JAC
15.5 Mason Crosby, K, GB
Heath Cummings
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 LeSean McCoy, RB, BUF
2.3 T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
3.10 Tom Brady, QB, NE
4.3 Keenan Allen, WR, SD
5.10 Golden Tate, WR, DET
6.3 Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN
7.10 Randall Cobb, WR, GB
8.3 Ryan Mathews, RB, PHI
9.10 Thomas Rawls, RB, SEA
10.3 C.J. Prosise, RB, SEA
11.10 Theo Riddick, RB, DET
12.3 T.J. Yeldon, RB, JAC
13.10 Charcandrick West, RB, KC
14.3 DST Cardinals, ARI
15.10 Steven Hauschka, K, SEA
J Darin Darst
Rd.Pk Player
1.12 Devonta Freeman, RB, ATL
2.1 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
3.12 Travis Kelce, TE, KC
4.1 Andrew Luck, QB, IND
5.12 LeGarrette Blount, RB, NE
6.1 Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN
7.12 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
8.1 Matt Forte, RB, NYJ
9.12 Mike Gillislee, RB, BUF
10.1 DeAndre Washington, RB, OAK
11.12 Kevin White, WR, CHI
12.1 Eli Manning, QB, NYG
13.12 Aaron Ripkowski, RB, GB
14.1 DST Falcons, ATL
15.12 Matt Prater, K, DET
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.11 Jordan Howard, RB, CHI
2.2 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
3.11 C.J. Anderson, RB, DEN
4.2 Isaiah Crowell, RB, CLE
5.11 Julian Edelman, WR, NE
6.2 Tevin Coleman, RB, ATL
7.11 Rishard Matthews, WR, TEN
8.2 J.J. Nelson, WR, ARI
9.11 Cameron Brate, TE, TB
10.2 Kenneth Dixon, RB, BAL
11.11 Marcus Mariota, QB, TEN
12.2 Pierre Garcon, WR, SF
13.11 Carson Wentz, QB, PHI
14.2 DST Vikings, MIN
15.11 Wil Lutz, K, NO
George Maselli
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
2.9 Michael Thomas, WR, NO
3.4 Mark Ingram, RB, NO
4.9 Drew Brees, QB, NO
5.4 Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
6.9 Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
7.4 Derrick Henry, RB, TEN
8.9 Jamison Crowder, WR, WAS
9.4 Dion Lewis, RB, NE
10.9 James White, RB, NE
11.4 Coby Fleener, TE, NO
12.9 Taylor Gabriel, WR, ATL
13.4 DST Seahawks, SEA
14.9 Kyle Juszczyk, RB, SF
15.4 Adam Vinatieri, K, IND
Scott Reilly
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Mike Evans, WR, TB
2.6 Todd Gurley, RB, LAR
3.7 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
4.6 Latavius Murray, RB, OAK
5.7 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
6.6 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
7.7 Delanie Walker, TE, TEN
8.6 Danny Woodhead, RB, BAL
9.7 Corey Coleman, WR, CLE
10.6 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, TB
11.7 Kirk Cousins, QB, WAS
12.6 Kenny Stills, WR, MIA
13.7 Dwayne Allen, TE, NE
14.6 DST Steelers, PIT
15.7 Dan Bailey, K, DAL
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 Melvin Gordon, RB, SD
2.4 Jay Ajayi, RB, MIA
3.9 Terrelle Pryor, WR, WAS
4.4 Michael Crabtree, WR, OAK
5.9 Kelvin Benjamin, WR, CAR
6.4 Frank Gore, RB, IND
7.9 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
8.4 Doug Martin, RB, TB
9.9 Jameis Winston, QB, TB
10.4 Rex Burkhead, RB, NE
11.9 Tyler Lockett, WR, SEA
12.4 DST Chiefs, KC
13.9 Adam Thielen, WR, MIN
14.4 Ladarius Green, TE, PIT
15.9 Dustin Hopkins, K, WAS
Luke Rodgers
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 David Johnson, RB, ARI
2.11 Brandin Cooks, WR, NE
3.2 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
4.11 Ty Montgomery, WR, GB
5.2 Jordan Reed, TE, WAS
6.11 Martellus Bennett, TE, GB
7.2 Tyreek Hill, WR, KC
8.11 Eric Decker, WR, NYJ
9.2 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
10.11 Will Fuller, WR, HOU
11.2 DST Patriots, NE
12.11 Jordan Matthews, WR, PHI
13.2 Justin Tucker, K, BAL
14.11 Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
15.2 Cole Beasley, WR, DAL
Chris Towers
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL
2.10 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
3.3 DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
4.10 Brandon Marshall, WR, NYG
5.3 DeSean Jackson, WR, TB
6.10 Jerick McKinnon, RB, MIN
7.3 Stefon Diggs, WR, MIN
8.10 Willie Snead, WR, NO
9.3 Jalen Richard, RB, OAK
10.10 Kenny Britt, WR, CLE
11.3 Duke Johnson, RB, CLE
12.10 Tony Romo, QB, DAL
13.3 Matt Jones, RB, WAS
14.10 DST Rams, LAR
15.3 Matt Bryant, K, ATL