2021 Way Too Early Redraft Mock
#Mr305 Hyper Early Mock Draft Analysis
Drafting from the 11th spot in a 12-team league
Round 1: D’Andre Swift. I usually go RB in the 1st round and this mock was no different. Over the last few weeks of last season, Swift was one of the best RB’s in fantasy. I expect that to continue heading into next year with a revamped offense that will revolve around Swift.
Round 2: Antonio Gibson. I’m higher on Gibson than most people. Yes, he’s in a bad offense, but he is a legit 3 down RB in the NFL. He’s a great pass-catching RB and has RB1 upside in my eyes.
Round 3: Calvin Ridley. He averaged the 4th most points for fantasy WR’s last season, although Julio did miss some time. However, I don’t expect the production to drop much at all. Ridley is a stud and is fantastic value in the 3rd.
Round 4: Kenny Golladay. Kenny G is one of those players who a lot of people are sleeping on due to recency bias with him being out most of last year. He was a top 15 WR two years ago and has the potential to produce round 1-2 value.
Round 5: Melvin Gordon. I went with Gordon for the simple fact that the backfield in Denver will likely be his once again. Even with Philip Lindsay taking some carries last year, Gordon averaged 13.5 points/gm in fantasy. I’ll take that level of production as my FLEX any day.
Round 6: Mark Andrews. The top 3 TE’s were off the board (Kelce, Kittle, Waller), so I went with Mark Andrews. He’s the best option in the Ravens receiving game, who averaged 12 pts/gm last year. I’ll take the proven production.
Round 7: Tom Brady. The GOAT proved he still has plenty left in the tank, finishing as the QB7 last year. He may lose either Brown or Godwin (I think they resign both), but Brady has always proven to put up numbers no matter who is playing WR.
Round 8: Jalen Reagor. This pick was based on total upside as Reagor can be the WR1 in Philly. We’ll see how Jalen Hurts plays, but if Reagor becomes his go-to WR then good things will come for Reagor.
Round 9: Henry Ruggs. Another pick based off of upside, as his first year in the league didn’t go so well. A very inconsistent deep threat for the Raiders, he only amounted 10 fantasy points twice in 13 games. I believe Ruggs has the talent and will bounce back.
Round 10: Noah Fant: Even though I found my starting TE already, I picked Fant as the 12th TE off the board. That is a steal in my book. Fant should finish as a top 10 TE, even with Lock at QB in Denver.
Round 11: La’Mical Perine. At this point in the draft, there were not many solid options at RB. The only one who even had a chance to be a starting RB was Perine. Although I believe they will bring in another RB in draft or FA, Perine could still be very involved and even the starter.
Round 12: Julian Edelman. Even though Edelman is old and the QB situation in NE is shaky at best, Edelman is still the top target for the Patriots. He’ll get his targets, as long as he can stay healthy this season.
Round 13: Matt Ryan. For my backup QB, I got one of the better QB2’s in the draft. Ryan has weapons and ATL loves to throw the ball.
Round 14: Steelers DEF. Steelers have plenty of talent on defense with TJ Watt and Minkah Fitzpatrick leading the way. They’re a solid DEF to own in fantasy.
Round 15: Jason Sanders. This was a homer pick, go Dolphins! Not to mention he went 100% on extra point kicks and 92.3% on FG last year, never missing inside 40 yards.