Fantasy Football Mock Draft 6.0

Jeff Pratt
Head of NFL/Podcast Host

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It’s time for the sixth installment in my mock draft series! Be sure to check out my last mock draft if you haven’t read it yet. If you’re new here, this 12-team, six-round mock draft will be based on PPR scoring with analysis for every player chosen in the first round. Don’t forget to check out my Twitter for 24/7 fantasy football advice. Now, let’s get into this draft.

Round 1

  1. Christian McCaffrey

No surprises here. CMC should be a lock as the #1 overall pick in all drafts. Carolina brought in a couple of weapons to help take attention off of McCaffrey this season, which should open up more running lanes for the superstar back (not that he needed any help). Even if his production doesn’t match last year’s campaign, McCaffrey will still be an elite RB1 and is the safest pick in drafts.

  1. Saquon Barkley

Saquon was the consensus #1 overall pick in drafts last year and ended up disappointing a lot of people, finishing as RB10. Heading into this season, it’s time to leave those memories in the past if you have the #2 overall pick. Barkley will almost certainly contend for the RB1 spot this season and has arguably the most fantasy potential of any player in drafts. Just in case you’ve forgotten what Saquon is capable of, here’s his highlight reel to remind you:

  1. Ezekiel Elliott

Elliott finished as RB3 (PPR) in 2019, and his floor isn’t much lower heading into this season assuming he can stay healthy. The Cowboys’ franchise back is a lock for 300+ carries in what will be a high-octane offense. Zeke could be looking at 15+ total touchdowns for the first time since his rookie season in 2016. Don’t mess around with the #3 overall pick; take the sure thing.

  1. Alvin Kamara

Kamara struggled with injuries last year. He rarely looked 100% healthy on the field, and as a result, the young star finished as RB9. Things will be different this season. New Orleans’ offense is primed to take the league by storm, and Kamara is a threat to find the endzone every time he touches the ball. As a focal point of the Saints’ running and aerial attack, Kamara could be in line for 200+ carries and 100+ catches this year. He has legitimate RB1 potential.

  1. Michael Thomas

The first receiver finally comes off the board at #5! Michael Thomas had an all-time great season in 2019, setting the single-season reception record. While New Orleans has added a few more weapons (Emmanuel Sanders, Adam Trautman, etc.), Thomas is still primed to see a significant workload this year. He should always be the first receiver off the board in drafts, and will undoubtedly put up elite WR1 numbers.

  1. Dalvin Cook

We haven’t heard much out of Cook’s camp since his holdout was announced. The star running back holds little leverage in negotiations with the Vikings and will most likely end up playing this season. That being said, holdouts are always concerning, which is why Cook slid to #6 in this mock draft. Assuming he does play, the sky’s the limit for his fantasy production. It’s no secret that the Vikings’ offense runs through Cook, and Minnesota lost one of their two reliable receiving threats in Stefon Diggs this offseason. Cook declared his goal of racking up 2,000 total yards earlier this offseason, and he could easily see the necessary volume to achieve that goal.

  1. Derrick Henry

Henry and the Titans agreed to a four-year, $50 million extension earlier this offseason, cementing his role as the focal point of Tennessee’s offense for the foreseeable future. Volume is king for running backs in fantasy football. While Henry won’t be a huge factor in the passing game for the Titans, his likely volume (303 carries in 2019) should make up for it.

  1. Julio Jones

I’m not sure how many times I need to say this, but Julio Jones is the safest first-round fantasy pick in recent history. The Falcons legend has racked up 1,000+ yards in seven out of his nine seasons in the NFL, and is primed to see a significant target volume after the offseason departure of Austin Hooper. Jones will compete for the WR1 spot as always, and is a safer pick than other receivers left on the board at this point. If you’ve forgotten what Jones is capable of on a weekly basis, check out the highlights from his 300-yard game in 2016.

  1. Joe Mixon

People have been waiting for Joe Mixon to really breakout for three seasons, and it looks like this could finally be the year. The Oklahoma product has already proven to be capable of handling a large workload — 278 carries in 2019 — and the Bengals completely revamped their offense, setting up Mixon for the best season of his young career. As I said earlier, volume is king for running backs in fantasy football. Pair the volume that Mixon will see this season with his talent, and he should be worth the first-round investment

  1. DeAndre Hopkins

D-Hop landed in the perfect situation from a fantasy standpoint after being traded to the Cardinals earlier this offseason. Kyler Murray and Deshaun Watson’s games are practically interchangeable, and Hopkins’ ceiling is almost unlimited as he and Murray work to build a rapport in Kliff Kingsbury’s high-octane offense. There are obviously chemistry concerns, as Hopkins and Murray won’t have the same opportunity to build a connection as they would in previous offseasons. Hopkins is still worth a first-round pick because of his fantasy potential alone.

  1. Davante Adams

Speaking of potential, Davante Adams has an incredible amount of it heading into the year. Green Bay failed to add another legitimate receiving threat this offseason, leaving Adams as the sole reliable target for Aaron Rodgers. The result will likely be an ungodly amount of targets for the star receiver, which he could easily turn into top-3 fantasy production with his talent.

  1. Josh Jacobs

Jacobs makes a huge leap into the first round from his spot in my last mock draft, but he certainly deserves to be here. The Raiders star rushed for 1,150 yards on 242 carries in just 13 games last year. Las Vegas will feature Jacobs as the face of their offense this season, and he won’t fail to produce. Don’t be surprised to see 300 carries and 1,300+ yards for the sophomore running back this year.

Round 2

  1. Tyreek Hill
  2. Nick Chubb
  3. Austin Ekeler
  4. Aaron Jones
  5. Chris Godwin
  6. Kenyan Drake
  7. Kenny Golladay
  8. Mike Evans
  9. Travis Kelce
  10. D.J. Moore
  11. Leonard Fournette
  12. JuJu Smith-Schuster

Round 3

  1. George Kittle
  2. Lamar Jackson
  3. Miles Sanders
  4. Allen Robinson
  5. Adam Thielen
  6. Patrick Mahomes
  7. Odell Beckham Jr.
  8. Todd Gurley
  9. Amari Cooper
  10. Courtland Sutton
  11. David Johnson
  12. Chris Carson

Round 4

  1. Le’Veon Bell
  2. A.J. Brown
  3. Keenan Allen
  4. Robert Woods
  5. Clyde Edwards-Helaire
  6. Calvin Ridley
  7. Melvin Gordon
  8. Cooper Kupp
  9. Tyler Lockett
  10. D.J. Chark
  11. Stefon Diggs
  12. Mark Andrews

Round 5

  1. Zach Ertz
  2. James Conner
  3. Devin Singletary
  4. Terry McLaurin
  5. Jarvis Landry
  6. Kareem Hunt
  7. T.Y. Hilton
  8. DeVante Parker
  9. Cam Akers
  10. Deebo Samuel
  11. A.J. Green
  12. Mark Ingram

Round 6

  1. Darren Waller
  2. Jonathan Taylor
  3. Dak Prescott
  4. Julian Edelman
  5. DK Metcalf
  6. Evan Engram
  7. D’Andre Swift
  8. Raheem Mostert
  9. Kyler Murray
  10. Rob Gronkowski
  11. David Montgomery
  12. Russell Wilson