Football is back (huzzah!), and with it comes another season of fantasy football. If you haven’t yet done your fantasy draft, chances are you are preparing for it in the coming days. The season does start Thursday, after all.
It’s likely you already have a road map for how you plan to draft this year. There’s sure to be players you’re targeting early on and a few sleepers you can’t wait to snag in the later rounds. But just in case you’re wavering on whom you want to build your team around, here’s one man’s three-round mock draft. Later on, we’ll look at some fun team names to use for your newly drafted squad.
The draft will be based on a standard 10-team league with a snake draft and no PPR.
Those who pick first this year have as tough a decision with their pick as there’s been in the past few years. Le’Veon Bell is easily the top player, but taking him means dealing with his two-game suspension. Adrian Peterson could be in for a big year after sitting out last year, but having him on your team risks riling the football and karma gods.
Because of the karmic risk with Peterson, he slipped to fourth overall here. However, it’s hard to pass up Bell at the top. His combination of vision and patience in the hole makes him one of the league’s top backs. Having Ben Roethlisberger under center helps Bell be a receiving threat as well.
One other highlight is Andrew Luck as the first quarterback taken. If you are taking a quarterback early, you really can’t go wrong with Luck or Aaron Rodgers. But Luck’s youth and the fact that his team added Andre Johnson in the offseason to give him another weapon help him edge Rodgers in this draft.
Maybe you’ve had your draft already, though. Your lineup is all set for Week 1. But you’re having trouble coming up with a good name for your team. We’ve got you covered there, too:
- Charles in Charge: An easy one if you have Jamaal Charles.
- Consider Me Knile Davis: Maybe you snagged Charles’ backup. Now you’re set.
- Marshawn of the Dead: For the zombie fans.
- Mel Kiper’s Best Available: An old standby.
We’ll end with a few more that are self-explanatory:
- The Real Slim Shady McCoy
- Gronk You Like a Hurricane
- Hyde and Go Seek
- Victor Cruzin‘ for a Bruisin‘
- T.Y. So Serious
What players are you expecting big years from? Sound off in the comments below.
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