Learn to draft like the pros by watching this live DraftDay fantasy football mock draft.
Thursday evening was a great time all around as CrazyGabey and I commentated on the second edition of the live DraftDay fantasy football mock draft series! We were joined by 10 of the best minds in the industry, all with their own unique backgrounds in fantasy for this 20-round slugfest!
The thought on the minds of everyone viewing or participating in the mock draft was the speculation surrounding the first overall pick. It landed with TonyM, and there was no surprise at all as he went with Jamaal Charles. The running back frenzy ensued, with LeSean McCoy and Matt Forte leading the way. A ballsy, high-upside move went down soon afterward, as Adrian Peterson came in at 4th overall to DFS_Almanac.
The wide receiver seal was broken at 7th overall, as MikeSGallagher took the consensus top overall wideout in Calvin Johnson. Quickly following suit was ProjectRoto, with Demariyus Thomas at 8th overall. These two standouts are considered by many to be head and shoulders above other options, and must-haves at the back end of the 1st round.
The tight end party got started with Jimmy Graham, as 4for4_John nabbed him at 9th overall. It didn’t take long for Graham’s closest competitor, Rob Gronkowski, to come off the board at 12th to billsfan777dfs. Julius Thomas was the next to go, as 4for4_Josh snagged him early in the 3rd round.
Looking over a few more notables in the next few rounds, we saw CalSpears pick up Dez Bryant with the final pick in the second round, a steal as the 10th overall WR off the board. Zac Stacy was grabbed midway through the 3rd round by RumfordJohnny, a great value at this position. By taking CJ Spiller in the middle of the fifth round, RotoHobo may have just found the best combination of upside and value in the first half of the draft.
No surprise at quarterback, as Peyton Manning (DFS_Almanac) was the first one off the board in the second round. Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers followed suit in the third round, heading to billsfan777dfs and 4for4_John, respectively.
If anyone is surprised that the Seahawks were the first defense off the board, you must be living off the grid. 4for4_Josh had the pleasure of breaking the seal on this one in the 9th round. The Panthers D was second off the board, going in the 12th round to DFS_Almanac.
Thanks to all of our experts for joining us. We can’t wait to get back to work on next week’s draft! If you have any questions, hit up the experts at their Twitter handles listed above. See you guys next week!