2021 Fantasy Soccer Mock Draft 1.0: 12 staff, 0.5 PPR

Throughout the summer I’ll be doing a mock-draft for various fantasy formats every other Friday – starting today with a league with 12 teams and 0.5 PPR. All mocks use FantasyPros’ design simulator.

Round 1

1.01: Christian McCaffrey, CAR RB
1.02: Dalvin Cook, MIN RB
1.03: Derrick Henry, TEN RB
1.04: Davante Adams, GB WR
1.05: Saquon Barkley, NYG RB
1.06: Alvin Kamara, NO RB
1.07: Nick Chubb, CLE RB
1.08: Jonathan Taylor, IND RB
1.09: Tyreek Hill, KC WR
1.10: Ezekiel Elliott, DAL RB
1.11: Travis Kelce, KC TE
1.12: Aaron Jones, GB RB

Thoughts: There are two running backs (Aaron Jones is one of them) and two wide receivers I’m targeting with my next pick, so I’ll have a few options from that group that are guaranteed to be available. There is only one Travis Kelce, however, and that benefit is hard to miss.

round 2

2.01: Stefon Diggs, BUF WR
2.02: Joe Mixon, CIN RB
2.03: AJ Brown, TEN WR
2.04: Cam Akers, LAR RB
2.05: DeAndre Hopkins, ARI WR
2.06: Austin Ekeler, LAC RB
2.07: DK Metcalf, SEA WR
2.08: Keenan Allen, LAC WR
2.09: Calvin Ridley, ATL WR
2.10: Najee Harris, PIT RB
2.11: George Kittle, SF TE
2.12: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC RB

Thoughts: Mixon is perhaps the most controversial preliminary round pick of the year, and you’d think he missed half of his career games based on the dissatisfaction voiced about him on Twitter. I am excited about the potential in a rising offensive in Cincinnati.

Round 3

3.01: Justin Jefferson, MIN WR
3.02: Antonio Gibson, WHAT RB
3.03: Terry McLaurin, WHAT WR
3.04: Allen Robinson, CHI WR
3.05: Patrick Mahomes, KC QB
3.06: Andre Swift, DET RB
3.07: JK Dobbins, BAL RB
3.08: Michael Thomas, NO WR
3.09: Mike Evans, TB WR
3.10: Miles Sanders, PHI RB
3.11: Josh Jacobs, LV RB
3.12: Darren Waller, LV TE

Thoughts: Jacobs scored 12 touchdowns last season, and the redesigned offensive line could be a better run-blocking group than most think. Jon Gruden has said that he believes Jacobs can be MVP caliber.

Round 4

4.01: Chris Carson, SEA RB
4.02: Julio Jones, ATL WR
4.03: Chris Godwin, TB WR
4.04: Amari Cooper, FROM WR
4.05: Josh Allen, BUF QB
4.06: Robert Woods, LAR WR
4.07: DJ Moore, AUTO WR
4.08: David Montgomery, CHI RB
4.09: Mike Davis, ATL RB
4.10: Kyle Pitts, ATL TE
4.11: CeeDee Lamm, DAL WR
4.12: Brandon Aiyuk, SF WR

Thoughts: I actually planned to bring DJ Moore here as he has an increased advantage that can be unlocked with a little touchdown luck, but Julio should remain a high-level producer, whether in Atlanta or elsewhere.

Round 5

5.01: Cooper Kupp, LAR WR
5.02: Adam Thielen, MIN WR
5.03: Lamar Jackson, BAL QB
5.04: TJ Hockenson, THE TE
5.05: Diontae Johnson, PIT WR
5.06: Yes’Marr Chase, CIN WR
5.07: Kyler Murray, ARI QB
5.08: Myles Gaskin, MIA RB
5.09: Kareem Hunt, CLE RB
5.10: Melvin Gordon, THE RB
5.11: Dak Prescott, DAL QB
5.12: Kenny Golladay, NYG WR

Thoughts: Prescott seems like a relatively safe choice, at least a mid-range QB1 (with top three upside), and I wanted someone considered an elite option in that position. There are still a lot of running backs and wideouts on the board with the quarterback and tight end now set.

Round 6

6.01: Tyler Lockett, SEA WR
6.02: Odell Beckham Jr., CLE WR
6.03: Mark Andrews, BAL TE
6.04: Dallas Goedert, PHI TE
6.05: Higgins tee, CIN WR
6.06: Robby Anderson, AUTO WR
6.07: Russell Wilson, SEA QB
8/6: Courtland Sutton, THE WR
6.09: Chase Edmonds, ARI RB
6.10: Chase Claypool, PIT WR
6.11: Curtis Samuel, WHAT WR
6.12: Jalen hurts, PHI QB

Thoughts: Perhaps this is too much of a “name” pick, but Beckham Jr. will be determined to continue to be one of the NFL’s most exciting playmakers. I’m taking Julio and OBJ without spending a top 36 wide receiver picks each day.

Round 7

7.01: Brandin Cooks, HOU WR
7.02: Travis Etienne, JAX RB
7.03: Will Fuller, MIA WR
7.04: Aaron Rodgers, GB-QB
7.05: Raheem Mostert, SF RB
7.06: DJ Chark, JAX WR
7/07: Tyler Boyd, CIN WR
7.08: JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT WR
7.09: Justin Herbert, LAC QB
7.10: Tom Brady, TB QB
7.11: James Robinson, JAX RB
7.12: Joe Burrow, CIN QB

Thoughts: The selection of Travis Etienne hurts Robinson’s stock, but he will still be a significant part of what marks out as a somewhat hard-and-fast offense. The former undrafted free agent is the perfect FLEX for this roster.

Round 8

8.01: David Johnson, HOU RB
8.02: Javonte Williams, DEN RB
8.03: Jerry Jeudy, THE WR
8.04: Ronald Jones II, TB RB
8.05: Deebo Samuel, SF WR
8.06: Marquise Brown, BAL WR
7/8: DeVonta Smith, PHI WR
8/08: Damien Harris, NE RB
8.09: Zack Moss, BUF RB
8.10: Michael Carter, NYJ RB
8.11: Jarvis Landry, CLE WR
8.12: Trey Sermon, SF RB

Thoughts: Three rookie runners went off the board in the eighth round and I picked Williams in the hopes that he could score an almost even timeshare with Melvin Gordon. Denver should want to run the ball and play defense in 2021.

Round 9

9.01: Antonio Brown, TB WR
9.02: Leonard Fournette, TB RB
9.03: Marvin Jones, JAX WR
9.04: Kenyan Drake, LV RB
9.05: DeVante Parker, MIA WR
6/9: Corey Davis, NYJ WR
7/9: James Conner, ARI RB
9.08: Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX WR
9/09: AJ Dillon, GB RB
9.10: Michael Gallup, DAL WR
9/11: Gus Edwards, BAL RB
9.12: Nyheim Hines, IND RB

Thoughts: I wanted to take Gallup here to mate with Dak Prescott, but I’m adding another running back in Edwards – who has a FLEX value in its own right and isn’t just a great handcuff for JK Dobbins.

Round 10

01/10: Mike Williams, LAC WR
02/10: Cole Beasley, BUF WR
10.03: Devin Singletary, BUF RB
04/10: Tony Pollard, DAL RB
05/10: Michael Pittman Jr., IND WR
06/10: Noah Fant, THE TE
07/10: Jaylen Waddle, MIA WR
08/10: Tevin Coleman, NYJ RB
09/10: Jamaal Williams, DET RB
10.10: Latavius ​​Murray, NO RB
11/10: Elijah Moore, NYJ WR
10.12: Mecole Hardman, KC WR

Thoughts: Not the most exciting choice, but I like Beasley’s bottom behind Julio and Odell for a line-up that is very strong on the other three main positions. The fit would probably have been even better if I’d grabbed Gallup last lap.

Round 11

11/01: Darnell Mooney, CHI WR
02/11: James White, NE RB
03/11: Jamison Crowder, NYJ WR
04/11: TY Hilton, IND WR
05/11: Nelson Agholor, NE WR
06/11: Editions Bateman, BAL WR
07/11: Jalen Reagor, PHI WR
08/11: Logan Thomas, WHAT TE
11.09: Rams D / ST
11.10 a.m.: Tarik Cohen, CHI RB
11/11: Henry Ruggs III, LV WR
12/11: La’Mical Perine, NYJ RB

Thoughts: I was torn between Ruggs and John Brown here, but I went with the young runabout who is probably looking to emerge as the number 1 recipient in Las Vegas.

Round 12

1/12: Russell Gage, ATL WR
02/12: John Brown, LV WR
3/12: Matthew Stafford, LAR QB
04/12: Sterling Shepard, NYG WR
05/12: Darrell Henderson, LAR RB
06/12: Robert Tonyan, GB TE
07/12: Mike Gesicki, MIA TE
08/12: JD McKissic, WHAT RB
09/12: Matt Ryan, ATL QB
12.10: Phillip Lindsay, HOU RB
12.11: Jakobi Meyers, NO WR
12/12: Alexander Mattison, MIN RB

Thoughts: As hoped, the aforementioned Brown was still on the board a few picks later, and now I’ve got a decent chunk of an underrated passing attack to fill in the depth at the receiver. The best player available is the way to go, and that’s what I’ll do with the next two picks before D / ST and K come into play.

Round 13

1/13: Tyler Higbee, LAR TE
02/13: Trevor Lawrence, JAX QB
13.03: Deshaun Watson, HOU QB
04/13: Jeff Wilson, SF RB
05/13: Irv Smith Jr., MIN TE
06/13: Rashaad Penny, SEA RB
07/13: Mark Ingram, HOU RB
08/13: Steelers D / ST
13.09: Ryan Tannehill, TEN QB
13.10: Ravens, D / ST
11/13: Zach Ertz, PHI TE
12/13: Carson Wentz, IND QB

Thoughts: After beating Travis Kelce in Round 1, I obviously don’t have a need for a tight end, but at this point in the off-season, Ertz is an excellent lottery ticket that I can potentially flip when he gets a new team. Just something for early writers to note.

Round 14

14/01: Malcolm Brown, MIA RB
02.14: Sony Michel, NE RB
14.03: Christian Kirk, ARI WR
04/14: Marlon Mack, IND RB
14.05: Young Bernhard, TB RB
14.06: 49ers D / ST
07/14: Salvon Ahmed, MIA RB
08/14: Hunter Henry, NE TE
09/14: Jonnu Smith, NE TE
2.10 p.m.: Washington D / ST
11-14 Ryan Fitzpatrick, WAR QB
12/14: Darrel Williams, KC RB

Thoughts: Michel could be the replacement for Damien Harris, who entered the final year of his rookie deal, but last season he averaged 5.7 yards per carry in nine games. Round 14 is a strong value for a talented runner in an attack keeping the ball on the ground.

Round 15

15.01: privateer D / ST
02/15: Holy D / ST
03/15: Breshad Perriman, DET WR
15.04: Dolphins D / ST
15.05: Colt D / ST
6/15: Justin Tucker, BAL K
07/15: Kirk Cousins, MIN QB
08/15: Kenneth Gainwell, PHI RB
9/15: Evan Engram, NYG TE
15.10: Rob Gronkowski, TB TE
15.11: Patriots D / ST
12/15: Harrison Butker, KC K

Round 16

16.01: D / ST chargers
February 16: Greg Zürlein, DAL K
16.03: Younghoe Koo, ATL K
04/16: Jason Sanders, MIA K
16.05: Wil Lutz, NO K
16.06: Rodrigo Blankenship, IND K
July 16: Chiefs D / ST
16.08: Tyler Bass, BUF K
16.09: Matt Gay, LAR K
16.10: Robbie Gould, SF K
11/16: Zane Gonzalez, FA K
16.12: Ryan Succop, TB K

QB: Dak Prescott, DAL
RB: Joe Mixon, CIN
RB: Josh Jacobs, LV
WR: Julio Jones, ATL
WR: Odell Beckham Jr., CLE
TE: Travis Kelce, KC
FLEX: James Robinson, JAX
D / ST: patriots
K: Greg Zürlein, DAL
BE: Javonte Williams, THE RB
BE: Gus Edwards: BAL RB
BE: Cole Beasley, BUF WR
BE: Henry Ruggs III, LV WR
BE: John Brown, LV WR
BE: Zach Ertz, PHI TE
BE: Sony Michel, NE RB

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