2010 Fantasy Football Mock Draft Round 1: PPR Leagues
Yesterday I posted my first round mock for non-PPR leagues. Today I tackle the first round for PPR leagues.
1. Maurice Jones-Drew – I have him as my #2 in non-PPR leagues and his receiving ability is enough to put MoJo over the top. Not only is he a TD machine, he’s good for 40-60 receptions every year.
2. Adrian Peterson – I’m just reversing the order moving All Day to #2. Not only did he catch a career high 43 passes last year, but Chester Taylor moved on to Chicago meaning that number could increase again.
3. Chris Johnson – For the time being Johnson will stay at #3 in the ppr format as well. He has 93 catches in two seasons, not to mention the 2000 yard season, nearly 4000 total yards, and 26 total TDs. His biggest concern is the threat of a holdout.
4. Frank Gore – Gore is an explosive back that is a nightmare both running and catching the ball out of the backfield. The Niners are committed to the offense, adding a tackle and a guard in the first round of this year’s draft.
5. Steven Jackson – Jackson could lead all RBs in catches with rookie QB Sam Bradford using him as a safety net. He could approach 2000+ total yards. If he can find the end zone, he could climb even further up the list.
6. Ray Rice – Rice is another good bet to lead RBs in receptions. He is very elusive. If it weren’t for Willis McGahee stealing looks at the goal line, he could be be a top three back.
7. Andre Johnson – Johnson will likely catch 100 passes for 1500 yards and eight TDs. That’s a heck of a foundation for a team.
8. Michael Turner – So he doesn’t catch the ball out of the backfield. What he does do, though, is score TDs. He has 27 TDs in 27 games for the Falcons.
9. Larry Fitzgerald – It’s a little worrisome that Matt Leinart is replacing Kurt Warner, but Fitz is truly a special athlete. He has great hands, leaping ability, and body control. He may not reach the 1400 yards and 10 TDs you’ve come to expect over the years, but he’ll still be highly productive.
10. Reggie Wayne – Even when players emerge around him, he still manages to catch 100 balls for 1264 yards and 10 TDs. With Dallas Clark, Pierre Garcon and others in the mix, it will be hard to double Wayne. He’ll chew up single-coverage.
11. Brandon Marshall – Marshall has caught 100+ passes the last three years, and actually has an upgrade at QB (Henne) over last year (Orton). Hopefully his new home in Miami will keep him focused on football and away from the sideshow antics.
12. Aaron Rodgers – Even in a PPR league, there is something to be said of a QB with Rodgers’ skill level, a ton of weapons, a good system, and the ability to provide bonus points with his feet.
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