Updated: Sep 6
Mock Draft on Sleeper: 12 Team, 1QB, PPR - Redraft
Written by: Fernando Jeronimo
I decided to do a Mock Draft on Sleeper based on 12 teams, 1QB, and full PPR with my team being randomized for a slot pick. Below I will give you an overview of the league format and how my picks went.
1.12 - WR, Davante Adams
Picks before 1.12: J. Mixon, S. Diggs, J. Chase
Picks after 1.12: T. Kelce, N. Chubb, T. Hill
It's unfortunate that Chase went one pick before I was up because I would have loved to take Chase, but I think taking Adams at the 1.12 was the best option for the remaining receivers at the time as well as running backs.
2.01 - TE, Travis Kelce
Picks before 2.01: S. Diggs, J. Chase, D. Adams
Picks after 2.01: N. Chubb, T. Hill, D. Swift
I am not a fan of going zero RB in the first two rounds but I did not like RBs that were there at my pick so I decided to pick one of the top TEs still in the league. Kelce is still going to put up solid numbers and I would be shocked if he falls out of the top 3 this season. I know now that my next two picks will need to be RBs.
3.12 - RB, Ezekiel Elliot
Picks before 3.12: J. Herbert, G. Kittle, D. Montgomery
Picks after 3.12: A. Gibson, T. McLaurin, B. Hall
Another snipe... David Montgomery would have been this pick but I think this pick worked out in the best. Usually, in drafts, I am very low on Zeke because I think he goes way too high for my liking but this year I am starting to get on the Zeke train. Coming off the board at RB17 is absolutely insane. He has finished as the RB10 or higher in every season besides 2017 where he only played 10 games and faced an injury where he still finished the season as the RB13. I think he is a steal at his ADP and I am looking to get him everywhere I can.
4.01 - RB, Antonio Gibson
Picks before 4.01: G. Kittle, D. Montgomery, E. Elliot
Picks after 4.01: T. McLaurin, B. Hall, C. Akers
For anyone who knows me, I love Antonio Gibson and I think he will continue to thrive in Washington. In his two seasons, he has finished as the RB13 and RB12 last season, and again his ADP is perfect because you will have a chance to receive upside at the 4.01. After four rounds I liked my starting core having both running backs at really good values and getting a top WR and TE.
5.12 - WR, Courtland Sutton
Picks before 5.12: D. Schultz, K. Murray, L. Jackson
Picks after 5.12: M. Williams, T. Hockenson, D. Harris
Quarterbacks are starting to go and in a 1QB league, I am fine waiting for a QB in the later rounds. I decided to add my second wide receiver here in the draft. Many people are Jerry Jeudy fans and as much as I think he will thrive with Wilson there, I think Sutton is being undervalued going 12 picks later after Jeudy (4.12). This will be the season where we can see the whole offense shine and get to see all these talented players show how talented they are.
6.01 - WR, Mike Williams
Picks before 6.01: K. Murray, L. Jackson, C. Sutton
Picks after 6.01: T. Hockenson, D. Harris, B. Cooks
So, this pick is interesting because you see Cooks go a few picks after this one and I would have loved to snag him up too but I couldn't pass up Mike Williams here. Williams finished as the WR9 last season and was drafted at the WR26. Yeah, I said that right. His production is going to continue to thrive and I would not be surprised if he finished inside the top 15 again this season. At this point, he would go into my flex and I could go for a QB in the next round to cap off the starting roster or continue to add depth.
7.12 - QB, Russell Wilson
Picks before 7.12: D. London, D. Smith, G. Davis
Picks after 7.12: H. Renfrow, B. Aiyuk, G. Wilson
I decided to stack the Broncos QB and WR on this team and I think it will benefit really well. The other QBs on the board are Tom Brady, Dak Prescott, and Aaron Rodgers but I went would a complete breakout potential QB with rushing upside and I think he will be able to produce really well in Denver.
8.01 - WR, Hunter Renfrow
Picks before 8.01: D. Smith, G. Davis, H. Renfrow
Picks after 8.01: B. Aiyuk, G. Wilson, G. Wilson
Many rookies are going around these picks but I would rather go in a Redraft league with known potential rather than unknown. I did realize that I am drafting both Las Vegas wide receivers and I think I am completely fine with that knowing that they both have tremendous value and I know Adams will always be starting in my lineup. I am not worried about the production for both these players and think that Renfrow can still finish inside the top 25 even with Adams there.
9.12 - RB, Damion Pierce
Picks before 9.12: M. Gordon, M. Gesicki, M. Carter
Picks after 9.12: A. Lazard, T. Lance, C. Claypool
Coming to pick 9.12 I realized that I only had my two starting running backs and that I am going to need some depth. There were not many options out there for the running back position so I decided to take a flyer with Pierce. I think he has the best chance to be the starter on the Houston Texans and could produce some value if he does win the job over Marlon Mack who went later in the draft (13.10).
10.01 - WR, Allen Lazard
Picks before 10.01: M. Gesicki, M. Carter, A. Lazard
Picks after 10.01: T. Lance, C. Claypool, K. Cousins
Again, I could have gone for another flyer at running back but I decided I would take a running back with one of the last three picks so I decided to add some more WR depth (as if I needed more) with Lazard who very well could be the WR1 in Green Bay for Rodgers since they both have chemistry and Rodgers does not usually give a lot of targets to rookie wide receivers.
11.12 - RB, Darrell Henderson
Picks before 11.12: A. Okwuegbunam, D. Watson, I. Smith
Picks after 11.12: J. Dotson, J. Landry, K. Golladay
Henderson is another flyer running back here, I was debating between him, Nyheim Hines, and Tyler Allgeier and decided to take Henderson with low-risk and a potential starter if Akers goes down again. Last season Henderson finished as the RB27 and I am not worried too much since he will probably ride the bench on my team all season.
12.01 - WR, Johan Dotson
Picks before 12.01: D. Watson, I. Smith, J. Dotson
Picks after 12.01: J. Landry, K. Golladay, N. Hines
I guess I decided to go WR, RB, WR, RB, WR with five of my last six picks and you can never have too many position players for depth. I went with a rookie receiver here in Dotson. He has been showing some great flashes in camp and if that ends up staying true when September comes around he could be a great player to own in redraft leagues.
13.12 - QB, Davis Mills
Picks before 13.12: M. Hardman, M. Mack, J. Meyers
Last but not least, I have to finish with the second-year QB that I am super high on in Mills. He has so much potential this year and the sky is the limit. I wrote an article previously about his future outlook in 2022 (Why Davis Mills Should be on your Watch List for 2022 (sportstimehq.com)).