Fantasy Football Mock Draft Round 1: Non-PPR leagues

Jun 15, 2009

It’s time for my first look at first round selections for fantasy football non-PPR 12-team drafts.

1.  Adrian Peterson – Peterson has that amazing blend of power and speed.  He is fresh off a rushing title and another double-digit TD season.  He wasn’t happy with his fumbles last year so he’s working to be even stronger.  If you land the #1 pick, AP is your best bet.

2.  Michael Turner – I know some people are down on Turner this year because of his early struggles against good defenses.  He was  a beast down the stretch, though, scoring in seven of his last eight games.  His TD production will likely decrease because of the Tony Gonzalez signing, but he should be able to produce 1500+ total yards and 12+ TDs.

3.  Maurice Jones-Drew – MJD finally gets a chance to shine on his own, which should translate to monster numbers.  He is a dual-threat with his feet and his hands, and has a nose for the end zone.

4.  Matt Forte – Forte was pretty much the entire Bears’ Offense last year.  With Cutler on board, that’s bound to change, but teams won’t be able to key in on his as much.  He should be good for 1200 yards rushing, 30-40 receptions, and double-digit TDs.

5.  LaDainian Tomlinson – The old man still has some life in those tires.  He fought through injuries last year for a down year of 1536 total yards and 12 TDs.  Even if he can match those numbers he’ll be worth a top five selection.

6.  Larry Fitzgerald – Here’s where I part from the norm.  I know, everybody loves RBs, but Fitz produces like one.  He has had 1400 yards/10 TDs in three of the past four years.  I prefer him over the other RBs at this point.

7.  Steven Jackson –  S-Jax was a force in December and I am counting on him to be healthy and ready to return to the fantasy elite this year.  If he stays healthy he could have 1500+ total yards and double-digit TDs.  Injury concerns are the only thing that keeps him this low.
8.  Chris Johnson - Johnson had a spectacular rookie season and the Titans have said they want to get him even more involved this year.  He has the wheels to score whenever he touches the ball. 
9.  Andre Johnson – Andre is almost a lock for 100 catches for 1400+ yards if he stays healthy.  With an improved ground game, and some pressure alleviated by Owen Daniels and Kevin Walter he could possibly reach double-digit scores.

10.  Randy Moss – Moss is right up there with all the RBs as one of the most likely players to have double-digit TDs.  He caught 11 with Matt Cassell, so one would think a healthy Tom Brady could lead him closer to the record 23 in caught in 2007.

11. Calvin Johnson – Megatron had a solid year with poor QB play.  This year he has a more prepared Daunte Culpepper and Matt Stafford.  At worst he should be able to match last year’s 1300+ yard, 12 TD production.

12.  Drew Brees – Can you tell my faith in RBs this year has been challenged?  There are too many RBBCs and the rules favor the passing game.  Drew Brees is an absolute stud QB who should throw for 4500+ yards and around 30 TDs.

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