Believe it or not, the fantasy football playoffs are right around the corner. In fact, they’ve already started in many dynasty leagues. While many dynasty players are looking ahead, hoping to bring home a title, others have entered a retrospective period, analyzing things that went right and wrong over the past several months.
Oftentimes, the fate of our respective fantasy seasons can be traced back to rookie drafts, so this seemed like an ideal time to bring a crew of fantasy writers together and take part in a rookie draft do-over.
Although I sat this one out, I was able to gather some of the folks I respect the most in this hobby of ours, listed here in the order they drafted…
- Dwayne Brown, Dynasty League Football
- Matt Williamson, Dynasty Blueprint
- Brian Malone, Dynasty League Football
- Mike Clay, ESPN
- Heath Cummings, CBS
- Adam Harstad, FootballGuys
- Matt Harmon, NFL Fantasy
- George Kritikos, Pro Football Focus
- Curtis Patrick, Dynasty League Football
- Rich Hribar, Rotoworld
- Sigmund Bloom, FootballGuys
- Russell Clay, Dynasty Command Center
These 12 agreed to participate in a three-round 2017 rookie mock draft based on what we know 12 weeks into the season. As you might expect, a lot has changed since the preseason. Here are the results of the first round.
1.01 – Leonard Fournette, RB JAX
Pre-season ADP: 1.01
Even a recent cold streak and a reoccurrence of the ankle injury that bothered him throughout his final college season couldn’t push Fournette out of the top spot. If he continues to struggle and/or battle injuries, he could easily fall behind some other the other impressive rookies.