Aug 18, 2015 6
I did an expert mock draft for USA Today and their special fantasy preview publication that will hit newsstands next week. I admittedly didn’t focus on the just the draft (I was working on several things at the time) and I simply queued up a bunch of players I liked. It wasn’t efficient at all, and I only like the squad (not love), but for what it’s worth the Fantasy Pros software rated my squad #1 out of 12 in this PPR draft (1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 RB/WR/TE, 1 PK, 1 DT). Drafting out of the #3 hole, here’s how it went:
I wound up taking a few players I normally wouldn’t take (like Sankey), but the best takeaway here is simply that using an early pick on Travis Kelce (or another TE) can hurt your chances of forming a truly great team. I wound up getting Jason Witten as my TE2, but ideally he’s my TE1 and I use that 4th round pick on a RB with Jarvis Landry as my WR3 in the 5th.