Last week, the #MockDraftArmy--led by the venerable @Rotobuzzguy Howard Bender--kicked into full gear and I did a couple of 12-team mocks, one Standard, and one PPR with 16-player rosters, so this week I tried the same two formats, but with 14 teams instead of 12.
One thing is certain: 14 teams thins out the player pool a lot faster as those two extra teams make a huge difference! In fact, the run on Running Backs in the Standard format was beyond crazy.
In the coming weeks, I will be comparing the 14-team and 12-team results. As for this week, I drafted in the #7 hole in both leagues. Additionally, there are certain players I like, so I have been trying to draft the same players on a regular basis to see the difference in where I can sneak said guys depending upon format.
That makes it interesting this time to see when I got the same basic players in a different format. Additionally, as noted, in 12-team formats, the game is completely different, and we shall indeed explore that as the season nears.
|Round||MDA 10/STD||Rationale||MDA 11/PPR||Rationale|
|1||Julio Jones (WR)||Biggest point maker on the board.||Jordy Nelson (WR)||#7 is not a forgiving slot, and love Jordy.|
|2||Joe Mixon (RB)||Wow, where'd the RBs go?||Michael Crabtree (WR)||
Should be great opposite Cooper.
|3||Paul Perkins (RB)||Main guy, but wow, third round?||Julian Edelman (WR)||Lots of yards w/Brady.|
|4||Julian Edelman (WR)||Lots of catches!||Paul Perkins (RB)||
In PPR he slides a bit.
|5||Pierre Garcon (WR)||
Lots of garbage yards.
|Mike Gillislee (RB)||#2 RB w/upside.|
|6||Theo Riddick (RB)||Catches and runs||Pierre Garcon (WR)||Lots of #4 WR yards.|
|7||Jonathan Stewart (RB)||Still the main guy and great this late.||Theo Riddick (RB)||Solid #3 RB who catches passes.|
|8||Derek Carr (QB)||Looking for an MVP season.||Tyler Lockett (WR)||Big year ahead for speedster.|
|9||Martellus Bennett (TE)||Should flourish w/Aaron Rodgers.||Cam Newton (QB)||QB thinned out fast, but Cam is fine!|
|10||Tyrod Taylor (QB)||Big upside for a #2 QB.||Martellus Bennett (TE)||Dig Bennett, but thinned out pool.|
|11||Breshad Perriman (WR)||Will prove #1 pick value in second year.||Jerick McKinnon (RB)||Lots of potential for bye week depth.|
|12|| Jalen Richard (RB)
||Quick and elusive #5 runner.||Tyrod Taylor (QB)||Complete package #2 QB.|
|13||Jason Witten (TE)||Steady long-time producer.||Jason Witten (TE)||Sadly dismissed and a big value here.|
|14||Jeremy Kerley (WR)||With Garcon should get catches.||Matt Jones (RB)||Looking for depth on bench.|
|15||Pittsburgh Steelers (DEF)||Week 1 Browns game looks fun.||Pittsburgh Steelers (DEF)||Same reason as PPR.|
|16||Mason Crosby (PK)||Musical kicker, should get chances!||Sebastian Janikowski (PK)||Interchangeable parts.|
So, stay tuned over the coming weeks with more mocks each week and related analysis as I see what rosters different slots and approaches reveal.
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