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An early mock draft is a great tool to begin your research. It can help set your baseline for each player’s value as you move forward.

Some people (and I used to be one) like to avoid all drafts/rankings before formulating an opinion. This is an effort to avoid “group thought” and going with the majority.

While there is something to that in regards to rankings, I think an early mock draft gives a different set of data. Since it is 12 different individuals drafting, you get 12 different opinions. This is as opposed to the rankings of one single person in which, yes your opinion could get skewed.

Average Draft Position is one of the most vital pieces of data to use. An early mock draft like this helps set information. You can really see the different ranges in which a player could be taken. As you will see with this early mock draft, there is a certain player that will undoubtedly have a much lower ADP. However the owner who wanted to draft him knew he would not be there with his next pick so he had to pull the trigger.

We will have many mock drafts before the real drafts begin in mid-to-late August. This early mock draft is just the start of the fun!

SCFE Early Mock Draft

For this early mock draft we did a 0.5 PPR set-up

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Rounds 5 and 6

The depth at wide receiver starts to show in these rounds

1 49 Cody Kitch Terrelle Pryor WR Redskins
2 50 Joe Bond Michael Crabtree WR Raiders
3 51 David Gonos Kelvin Benjamin WR Panthers
4 52 Scott Guthrie Spencer Ware RB Chiefs
5 53 John LaPresto C.J. Anderson RB Broncos
6 54 Dennis Sosic Tevin Coleman RB Falcons
7 55 Mark Strausberg Ameer Abdullah RB Lions
8 56 Jack Delaney Greg Olsen TE Panthers
9 57 Zach Rohde Doug Martin RB Buccaneers
10 58 Joshua Morgan Golden Tate WR Lions
11 59 Michael Tomlin Tyreek Hill WR Chiefs
12 60 Levi Serfoss Julian Edelman WR Patriots
1 61 Levi Serfoss Emmanuel Sanders WR Broncos
2 62 Michael Tomlin Jamison Crowder WR Redskins
3 63 Joshua Morgan Donte Moncrief WR Colts
4 64 Zach Rohde Corey Davis WR Titans
5 65 Jack Delaney Andrew Luck QB Colts
6 66 Mark Strausberg Kenneth Dixon RB Ravens
7 67 Dennis Sosic Alvin Kamara RB Saints
8 68 John LaPresto DeVante Parker WR Dolphins
9 69 Scott Guthrie Tyler Eifert TE Bengals
10 70 David Gonos Corey Coleman WR Browns
11 71 Joe Bond Brandon Marshall WR Giants
12 72 Cody Kitch Matt Ryan QB Falcons


  • Round 5 continued a Wide Receiver run that saw them go with 13 out of 20 picks. This is the WR depth that many point to when passing up the position in the first couple of rounds. While there are good Fantasy Starters available, I definitely do not want these guys as my WR1 or even WR2.
  • Strausberg likes Abdullah a lot this year: “As I said when I picked Abdullah, this is the year he finally lives up to the potential he has teased us with.”
  • Jack wanted Abdullah as well, but I think the Olsen pick-up is a better value.
  • Tyreek Hill and Jamison Crowder will both be much more valuable in PPR set-ups. This is one thing that mock drafts can help you with if you play in both Standard and PPR leagues.
  • Corey Davis was the first rookie wide receiver taken, and I am high on him as well but more for dynasty leagues.
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Rounds 5 and 6

The depth at wide receiver starts to show in these rounds

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Michael Tomlin is an ESPY-nominated, former college football player who stays associated with the game through Fantasy Sports. He has been writing his personal blog,, for three years and it focuses on Fantasy Sports, as well as handicapping. He was born and raised in the DFW Metroplex, and he follows all of the Dallas teams, along with Texas Tech athletics and Manchester City F.C.
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