2016 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Round 2- Updated: Saturday, February 13, 2016
Scoring: This mock draft is based on standard-scoring formats and is for the 2016 season only (i.e., not keeper or dynasty leagues). Passing touchdowns are worth four points while rushing and receiving touchdowns are worth six points. In addition, one point is earned per 25 passing yards, 10 rushing or 10 receiving yards.
Note: This way-too-early fantasy football mock draft is a one-man mock draft so all of the picks are made by Kevin Hanson (follow on Twitter).
Later in the year, we will feature more mock drafts with more of our contributors and other scoring formats.
Here is Round 2 of my one-man 2016 Fantasy Football Mock Draft:
2.01 - Team 12: Allen Robinson, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Breaking out in his second season, the 22-year-old Robinson finished with 80 catches for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2015 and scored the fourth-most fantasy points among wide receivers. In his final 12 games of the season, Robinson finished with 100-plus yards and/or a touchdown (or more) in every game. Robinson is one of only five players in the past decade to have a 1,400/14 season.
2.02 - Team 11: A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
With only 132 targets last season, Green was targeted 10-plus times in only four of 16 games in 2015. While he may not have as much upside as the receivers off the board before him, Green has exceeded the 1,000-yard mark in all five of his NFL seasons and scored double-digit touchdowns three times.
2.03 - Team 10: Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
As a rookie, Martin exploded onto the scene with 1,926 yards from scrimmage and 12 touchdowns. After two injury-plagued disappointing campaigns, Martin exceeded the value of his 2015 draft slot with 1,673 YFS and seven touchdowns last season. Martin is scheduled to become a free agent this offseason, but the team appears intent on re-signing him.
2.04 - Team 9: Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears
Like Martin, Jeffery is scheduled to become a free agent, but it's highly unlikely that the (soon-to-be) 26-year-old receiver hits the free market. In an injury-marred 2015 season, Jeffery averaged 6.0 catches and 89.7 yards per game, both of which were career highs. With better health in 2016, Jeffery should easily finish as a top-10 fantasy receiver.
2.05 - Team 8: Thomas Rawls, RB, Seattle Seahawks
It's been an impressive run for Marshawn Lynch in Seattle, however, he has decided to hang up the cleats. The Seahawks and fantasy owners have seen a glimpse of what life could be like with Rawls as the full-time starter. In the six games that he started and finished, Rawls had four 100-yard rushing games and averaged 118.67 rushing yards per game.
2.06 - Team 7: Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Although he set career highs of 74 catches for 1,206 yards, Evans had just three touchdowns (after 12 as a rookie) and led the league in drops. Only 22 years old (turns 23 in August) and with the continued development of Jameis Winston, Evans has a chance to post markedly better numbers in 2016.
2.07 - Team 6: Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos
With 1,400-plus yards and double-digit touchdowns in each of the previous three seasons, Thomas had 105 catches for 1,304 yards and six touchdowns in 2015. Assuming that Peyton Manning is no longer under center next season, Thomas should at least post a stat line similar to last year's production with a full season of Brock Osweiler as starter.
2.08 - Team 5: LeSean McCoy, RB, Buffalo Bills
Missing four games in his first season with the Bills, McCoy averaged nearly 20 touches (19.58/G) and 100 YFS (98.92/G) per game. Assuming good health, McCoy should rank near the top of the league leaders in usage and YFS in 2016. One major question mark, however, is the uncertainty pending the assault investigation at the Philadelphia night club with reports that an arrest warrant could be issued soon for McCoy.
2.09 - Team 4: Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers
Following back-to-back 1,100-yard rushing seasons with 24 total touchdowns in his first two seasons, Lacy disappointed fantasy owners with only 758 rushing yards and five total touchdowns. Benched for a stint during the season and called out by his coach after the season, the Packers would like Lacy to lose 30 pounds in the offseason. Assuming closer attention paid to his conditioning and fitness, Lacy should rebound in 2016.
2.10 - Team 3: Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints
The biggest issue with Ingram has been durability. The 26-year-old back has missed three or more games in four of five seasons including four games in 2015. Over the past two seasons, however, Ingram has averaged 18.84 touches per game.
2.11 - Team 2: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins
Perennially under-involved on offense, Miller has been highly productive on a per-touch basis. Scoring the sixth-most fantasy points among running backs, Miller had just 194 carries last season. Set to become an unrestricted free agent, Miller's outlook could change depending on his landing spot in free agency.
2.12 - Team 1: Brandon Marshall, WR, New York Jets
In all but two games this season, Marshall had either 100 yards and/or a touchdown (or more) as he set a career high in touchdowns (14) and nearly missed a career high with 1,502 yards. In fact, it was the first time since Randy Moss (2003) that a receiver had at least 109/1,502/14 and only the fifth time in NFL history. While I don't expect a repeat of his historic numbers, 1,200-plus yards and 8-10 touchdowns would be a reasonable projection.
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