8-Team PPR Mock Draft Analysis

Let’s take a look at a recent 8-Team PPR Mock Draft I monitored as part of the FantasyGuru.com Mock Draft Series. Starting lineup was: 1 QB/3 WR/3 RB/1 FLEX/1 TE/1 K/1 D (No minimums for any position). Check here to see the draft results. Here’s the teams:

1st Pick
Cutler, Jay CHI QB
Ryan, Matt ATL QB
Barber, Marion DAL RB
Grant, Ryan GBP RB
Jackson, Fred BUF RB
Jones-Drew, Maurice JAC RB
Rice, Ray BAL RB
Driver, Donald GBP WR
Evans, Lee BUF WR
Jennings, Greg GBP WR
Ochocinco, Chad CIN WR
Wayne, Reggie IND WR
Daniels, Owen HOU TE
Miller, Zach OAK TE
Elam, Jason ATL PK
Cowboys, Dallas DAL Def

2nd Pick
Edwards, Trent BUF QB
Rivers, Philip SDC QB
Forte, Matt CHI RB
Gore, Frank SFO RB
Johnson, Larry KCC RB
Sproles, Darren SDC RB
Stewart, Jonathan CAR RB
Avery, Donnie STL WR
Edwards, Braylon CLE WR
Jackson, Vincent SDC WR
Morgan, Josh SFO WR
Smith, Steve CAR WR
Carlson, John SEA TE
Miller, Heath PIT TE
Longwell, Ryan MIN PK
Chargers, San Diego SDC Def

3rd Pick
Cassel, Matt KCC QB
Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB
Jones, Felix DAL RB
Lynch, Marshawn BUF RB (O)
Peterson, Adrian MIN RB
Ward, Derrick TBB RB (P)
Williams, DeAngelo CAR RB
Bennett, Earl CHI WR
Bowe, Dwayne KCC WR
Cotchery, Jerricho NYJ WR
Royal, Eddie DEN WR
White, Roddy ATL WR
Celek, Brent PHI TE
Olsen, Greg CHI TE
Kaeding, Nate SDC PK
Ravens, Baltimore BAL Def

4th Pick
Palmer, Carson CIN QB
Romo, Tony DAL QB
Brown, Donald IND RB
Brown, Ronnie MIA RB
Johnson, Chris TEN RB
McCoy, LeSean PHI RB
Smith, Kevin DET RB
White, LenDale TEN RB
Williams, Ricky MIA RB
Boldin, Anquan ARI WR
Jackson, DeSean PHI WR
Johnson, Calvin DET WR
Walter, Kevin HOU WR
Witten, Jason DAL TE
Hartley, Garrett NOS PK
Eagles, Philadelphia PHI Def

5th Pick
Brady, Tom NEP QB
McNabb, Donovan PHI QB
Jacobs, Brandon NYG RB
Jones, Thomas NYJ RB
Lewis, Jamal CLE RB
Moreno, Knowshon DEN RB
Turner, Michael ATL RB
Berrian, Bernard MIN WR
Holt, Torry JAC WR
Moss, Randy NEP WR
Moss, Santana WAS WR
Owens, Terrell BUF WR
Boss, Kevin NYG TE
Gates, Antonio SDC TE
Gostkowski, Stephen NEP PK
Giants, New York NYG Def

6th Pick
Schaub, Matt HOU QB
Warner, Kurt ARI QB
Jackson, Steven STL RB
McFadden, Darren OAK RB
Portis, Clinton WAS RB
Taylor, Chester MIN RB
Wells, Chris ARI RB
Coles, Laveranues CIN WR
Colston, Marques NOS WR
Ginn Jr., Ted MIA WR
Houshmandzadeh, T.J. SEA WR
Johnson, Andre HOU WR
Clark, Dallas IND TE
Cooley, Chris WAS TE
Crosby, Mason GBP PK
Jets, New York NYJ Def

7th Pick
Hasselbeck, Matt SEA QB
Manning, Peyton IND QB
Bush, Reggie NOS RB
Mendenhall, Rashard PIT RB
Parker, Willie PIT RB
Thomas, Pierre NOS RB
Westbrook, Brian PHI RB
Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR
Harvin, Percy MIN WR
Holmes, Santonio PIT WR
Marshall, Brandon DEN WR
Ward, Hines PIT WR
Gonzalez, Tony ATL TE
Shockey, Jeremy NOS TE
Bironas, Rob TEN PK
Steelers, Pittsburgh PIT Def

8th Pick
Brees, Drew NOS QB
Garrard, David JAC QB
Addai, Joseph IND RB
Jones, Julius SEA RB
Slaton, Steve HOU RB
Tomlinson, LaDainian SDC RB
Bryant, Antonio TBB WR
Gonzalez, Anthony IND WR
Hester, Devin CHI WR
Mason, Derrick BAL WR
Welker, Wes NEP WR
Williams, Roy DAL WR
Keller, Dustin NYJ TE
Winslow, Kellen TBB TE
Akers, David PHI PK
Vikings, Minnesota MIN Def

In 8-Team leagues, it should not be that hard to put a quality starting lineup together, as you will usually have a superstar or two at RB and/or WR. However, I continue to preach that you must feel good about your top guys. Do not pick players early that might worry you later. Take care of your starters, and feel confident in the picks you make. What you need to worry about is your depth. You can really do well if you make the most of your mid to late round picks. While it is very easy to draft the big names, you often win these smaller leagues by how you do later in the draft and waiver wire pickups. As always, remember that sleepers often make you look smart, but don’t rely on them to come through. Make sure you have solid options in front of them, and then you can reach for a sleeper.

The mock draft schedule for next week will be out tomorrow, so make sure you check out the message boards for more information. We have tried to take all your suggestions into account when creating the next set of mocks. Hopefully everyone can find something they like.

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3 Responses

  1. James Beatty says:

    Do you know of anyone conducting a 8-team mock draft for a TD only league? If so, can you forward me the link to the website? Thank you.

  2. JoeMac says:

    I have been looking for weeks for that exact format and haven’t been able to find one anywhere. If one does come along I will post it here and request that you do the same.
    Thanks,
    JoeMac

  3. Fojo says:

    TD only leagues SUCK!!!!

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