2016 Fantasy Football Mock Draft

Below is our latest 2016 Fantasy Football Mock Draft from August 2016.


Here is our latest 2016 Fantasy Football Mock Draft:

1.01 - Dan Yanotchko (Team 1): Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

The consensus top receiver in fantasy, Brown is as safe and productive as it gets. Over his past three seasons combined, Brown has a total of 375 receptions for 5,031 yards and 31 touchdowns with a minimum of 110 catches and 1,499 yards per season.

While he set career highs of 136 catches and 1,834 yards, Brown's numbers may have been even better had Ben Roethlisberger not missed time last season. In the 12 games that Big Ben played, Brown averaged 9.92/133.25/0.83 per game -- equivalent to a full-season pace of 159/2,132/13.

[Poll: Will it be a record-setting season for Brown?]

1.02 - Kevin Hanson (Team 1): Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons

One of only two players with 3,000-plus yards over the past two seasons combined, Jones has a total of 240 catches for 3,464 yards during that span. While he's second to Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown in both stats, Jones actually led the NFL in targets (204), receptions (136, tied with Brown) and yards (1,871) last season.

1.03 - Brendan Donahue (Team 1): Odell Beckham, WR, New York Giants

In his young career, Beckham has averaged more than 100 yards per game (2,755 yards in 27 career games). Even though he has missed five games over his first two seasons, OBJ has 15 100-yard games during that span. Only Brown (17) and Jones (16) have more. In addition, no player has more receiving touchdowns than Beckham (25) during his two NFL seasons.

The trio of Brown, Jones and OBJ are the consensus top-three picks in fantasy drafts this year. It will get a little more interesting starting with pick 1.04 ...

1.04 - Brendan Donahue (Team 2): David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals

Injuries finally led to Johnson getting a shot at the featured role, but the third-rounder out of Northern Iowa had been productive in limited opportunities before that. Johnson scored a total of 13 touchdowns -- eight rushing, four receiving and one return -- on only 161 touches last season. Finishing as a top-five weekly performer in three of his five starts, Johnson could lead all running backs in fantasy points in 2016.

1.05 - Sean Beazley (Team 1): Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings

After sitting out virtually all of the 2014 season, Peterson led the NFL in carries (327), rushing yards (1,485) and rushing touchdowns (11). The Vikings will continue to ride AP as their workhorse. Despite his superhuman physical traits, the only concern is that he turned 31 years old in March, but I have Peterson projected for a league-high 331 touches. (LA's Todd Gurley is second with 330 projected touches.)

1.06 - Sean Beazley (Team 2): Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angeles Rams

Should you draft Gurley first overall? Well, if you ask Gurley, you should. Although Gurley shouldn't be the first player off the board in fantasy drafts, you could argue that he should be the first running back off the board.

Despite missing the first three games of the season, Gurley finished third in the NFL with 1,106 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. Despite running behind a poor offensive line with a rookie quarterback under center, Gurley will be one more year removed from his torn ACL and could lead the league in rush attempts in 2016.

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2016 Fantasy Football Mock Drafts - Mock Per Day Series

Starting on May 31st, we began a series of drafting a team per day using the 2016 Fantasy Football Mock Draft Simulator (powered by FantasyPros).

With this resource (check it out yourself), we are able to draft a team in a matter of a few minutes as opposed to an hour (or more).

Every day, we will change things up and draft a team using a different scoring format, number of teams and draft slot and then post the results and some thoughts.

Below you will see all of the mocks we've done (page will be updated daily) and click the link to one(s) that piques your interest.

DateTeamsSlotScoringQBRBWRTEFlexMock Draft Link
8/29123PPR2231RB/WR/TEFantasy Football Mock Draft
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2016 Fantasy Football Mock Draft Simulator

What's the best way to improve at anything? Of course, the answer is to practice (A LOT)!

So, if you want to draft better fantasy football teams, you should practice drafting lots of fantasy football teams.

One of the best things about the Mock Draft Simulator below is that you can complete a full mock draft in a matter of just a few minutes.

Doing a mock draft per day can be done during a block of TV commercials.

- 2016 Fantasy Football Mock Draft Simulator

Biggest Weekly Movers in Fantasy Football ADP

Every Sunday, we compare a player's weekly change in Fantasy Football ADP to see which players are rising and falling in Fantasy Football Drafts.

Below are the biggest weekly risers (by position), as of Aug. 28th:

Biggest Risers (Absolute Terms)
Pos.PlayerADP change
QBTyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills-7.6 (118.3 on 8/21; 110.7 on 8/28)
RBAlfred Morris, Dallas Cowboys-33.2 (143.0 on 8/21; 109.8 on 8/28)
WRDevin Funchess, Carolina Panthers-14.2 (122.0 on 8/21; 107.8 on 8/28)
TEAntonio Gates, San Diego Chargers-8.4 (111.4 on 8/21; 103.0 on 8/28)

[Note: Negative numbers mean the player's ADP is improving (i.e., being drafted earlier) and vice versa.]

- All top risers/fallers in Fantasy Football ADP
- Full list of weekly player movement in Fantasy Football ADP

Our 2016 Fantasy Football Rankings:
- Fantasy Football Rankings (Standard scoring)
- PPR Fantasy Football Rankings
- Top-200 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet
- PPR Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet
- Dynasty Fantasy Football Rankings

Check out more of our content:
- 2017 NFL Mock Draft
- NFL Mock Draft Database
- NFL Power Rankings
- 2016 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)
- 2016 Fantasy Football Profiles
- 2016 Fantasy Football Projections
- Fantasy Football Mock Draft Simulator