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    2023 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Saquon Barkley, Najee Harris Headline Top Picks

    What could a fantasy roster look like in 2023 when drafting from the 10-spot? Let's take a look in this 2023 fantasy football mock draft to find out.

    “Practice makes perfect.”

    In theory, that is the idea behind doing a fantasy football mock draft. But that’s stupid. Yes, I understand that the quote is part of our society and generally accepted, but it’s stupid. I’m sorry. Perfection in most aspects of life doesn’t truly exist, and fantasy is no different. What participating in a mock draft does do, however, is allow you to take the temperature of the industry and improve your ability to react on the fly.

    “Practice manufactures strategy.”

    OK, so we might need some rebranding on the PMS acronym, but you see where I’m headed with this. Approach your mock draft not with the intent to ace the test but to learn and iron out your plan of attack. What is possible? What is likely? What players/skill sets did you value more/less than the opposition?

    These are the types of questions you should be looking to answer as you prepare for the greatest day of the summer: Draft Day! With that understood, here are the results and some insight from my most recent mock draft (10 teams, full-PPR, 1QB).

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    2023 Fantasy Football Mock Draft

    I drew the turn for this 10-team league, a spot I happen to like most seasons but am just lukewarm on for 2023. Each player receives one point per reception, and touchdowns are worth six points for rushing and receiving. Quarterbacks receive four points per passing touchdown.

    Here is the full roster breakdown:

    • 1 QB
    • 2 RB
    • 2 WR
    • 1 TE
    • 2 FLEX
    • 1 K
    • 1 D/ST
    • 5 BENCH

    2023 Fantasy Football Mock Draft | Round 1

    1.01) Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs
    1.02) Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers
    1.03) Christian McCaffrey, RB, San Francisco 49ers
    1.04) Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings
    1.05) Ja’Marr Chase, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
    1.06) Tyreek Hill, WR, Miami Dolphins
    1.07) Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams
    1.08) Bijan Robinson, RB, Atlanta Falcons
    1.09) A.J. Brown, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
    1.10) Stefon Diggs, WR, Buffalo Bills

    Pick Analysis: I could get cute and tell you that Diggs’ average depth of target (aDOT) has increased each season he has spent with the Bills, that he has set a new career high in touchdown receptions in consecutive seasons, or that he has more first down receptions in three seasons with Buffalo than he had in five seasons with Minnesota, but many of you prefer lists, so let’s go with that. Since taking his talents to Upstate New York, Diggs has:

    • 484 targets (second in the NFL)
    • 338 catches (first)
    • 4,189 receiving yards (fourth)
    • 29 receiving touchdowns (sixth)

    The Bills rank fourth in pass rate since Diggs joined the team, and that has resulted in three straight seasons with 11-plus wins … when you consider that they had three such seasons in 28 years prior, I can’t imagine they are itching to change things.

    I have Diggs ranked as my WR4 (behind only Jefferson, Chase, and Kupp) entering the season and feel good about it.

    2023 Fantasy Football Mock Draft | Round 2

    2.01) Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants
    2.02) CeeDee Lamb, WR, Dallas Cowboys
    2.03) Jonathan Taylor, RB, Indianapolis Colts
    2.04) Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans
    2.05) Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
    2.06) Davante Adams, WR, Las Vegas Raiders
    2.07) Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns
    2.08) Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders
    2.09) Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, Detroit Lions
    2.10) Jaylen Waddle, WR, Miami Dolphins

    Pick Analysis: And this, friends, is why I enjoy picking at the turn. My top tier of receivers ends with Diggs, and my top tier of running backs wraps up with Jonathan Taylor, so picking near the end is the only way I get access to both of those tiers.

    Nobody is going to go out of their way to argue that the Giants have even an average offensive line, but it might not matter. Last season, with Daniel Jones’ rushing on full display in Year 1 of the Brian Daboll era, Barkley’s yards per carry before contact rose by a staggering 70.4% from the year prior. At this point, we know exactly what Barkley is: a home-run-hitting rusher that is an elite option out of the backfield as a receiver.

    Daboll’s creativity clearly helped Barkley find lanes last season, and with his running style, that gives us access to a rare ceiling that could see him potentially improve upon the near 1,700-yard season he produced in 2022.

    2023 Fantasy Football Mock Draft | Round 3

    3.01) Garrett Wilson, WR, New York Jets
    3.02) Jalen Hurts, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
    3.03) Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills
    3.04) Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, New England Patriots
    3.05) Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens
    3.06) Breece Hall, RB, New York Jets
    3.07) Tee Higgins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
    3.08) Tony Pollard, RB, Dallas Cowboys
    3.09) DeVonta Smith, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
    3.10) Najee Harris, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers

    Pick Analysis: UGH! I have Tony Pollard ranked as my RB6, well ahead of the market, but I just missed out on him here. Picking near the turn isn’t ideal for those of us that are all-in on the ‘Boys back, but alas, we must move on.

    Harris leads the NFL in touches during his two professional seasons, and I expect his quality of touch to improve as Kenny Pickett gets more comfortable. That natural growth, along with some additions to the offensive line, should go a long way toward Harris potentially realizing the fringe RB1 potential that I believe this role holds.

    During his two seasons, 50 players have at least 200 carries, and Harris ranks 44th in yards per carry before first contact. Woof. If he can approach the league average in that category (and I think he can), we could be looking at a career year.

    2023 Fantasy Football Mock Draft | Round 4

    4.01) T.J. Hockenson, TE, Minnesota Vikings
    4.02) Chris Olave, WR, New Orleans Saints
    4.03) Travis Etienne, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
    4.04) DK Metcalf, WR, Seattle Seahawks
    4.05) Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
    4.06) Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Detroit Lions
    4.07) Joe Burrow, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
    4.08) Kenneth Walker III, RB, Seattle Seahawks
    4.09) Deebo Samuel, WR, San Francisco 49ers
    4.10) Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals

    Pick Analysis: I spent all two minutes of the pick clock deciding if I wanted to get the last tight end of my elite tier or if I wanted to invest in a receiver that I am above market on (Chris Olave and Keenan Allen both qualify). In the end, I opted to go with Hockenson, due in large part to my confidence in mid-round receivers.

    Hock was a volume machine following his midseason trade to Minnesota, and I see zero reason why that changes in 2023. During his 10 games in purple and gold, he nearly averaged more catches (6.0) than he did targets in his first seven games of the season with Detroit (6.1). In following offseason moves, you can learn a lot about the direction in which a team plans to go, and it’s not rocket science to say the Vikes intend on throwing the rock.

    During the NFL Draft, they added Jordan Addison, and then they let Dalvin Cook go in free agency. This is a team that is well aware of its deficiencies on the defensive side of the ball and is clearly counting on a “the best defense is a good offense” strategy. Will it work for them? I have my doubts, but for us in fantasy world, it will! Hockenson was pacing for 100 catches with Minnesota last season, and if he sniffs that total, he is going to prove more value in Round 4 than Travis Kelce is in Round 1. Book it.

    I mentioned my interest in Keenan Allen, and I do think the veteran is a bit underappreciated. That said, him going three rounds ahead of teammate Mike Williams feels like a lot. I have no issue in drafting either, but the roster construction that comes with taking Big Mike in Round 7 has proven more favorable for me in these early drafts.

    2023 Fantasy Football Mock Draft | Round 5

    5.01) Amari Cooper, WR, Cleveland Browns
    5.02) Calvin Ridley, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
    5.03) DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Tennessee Titans
    5.04) Dameon Pierce, RB, Houston Texans
    5.05) Aaron Jones, RB, Green Back Packers
    5.06) Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington Commanders
    5.07) Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens
    5.08) Justin Herbert, QB, Los Angeles Chargers
    5.09) Justin Fields, QB, Chicago Bears
    5.10) Trevor Lawrence, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars

    Pick Analysis: This round ended with a run on quarterbacks and me getting the end of the second tier of signal-callers. Thankfully for me, I happen to have Lawrence closer to the top of this tier, but I do think the tiering is accurate. It has been commonplace in years past to wait on addressing the quarterback position in single-QB formats, and while I don’t think that strategy is dead, there is certainly a floor/ceiling argument for spending up at the position.

    • Patrick Mahomes (5)
    • Jalen Hurts (4)
    • Josh Allen (3)
    • Joe Burrow (3)
    • Lamar Jackson (2)
    • Justin Fields (2)

    There is your list of QBs with multiple 30-point fantasy games last season. Lawrence didn’t have Calvin Ridley last season, and Justin Herbert saw the Mike Williams/Keenan Allen combination miss 11 games … so I think it’s reasonable to think they join this list when I make it again at the end of 2023, thus giving us the full list of quarterbacks worth consideration in the first half of your draft.

    2023 Fantasy Football Mock Draft | Round 6

    6.01) Miles Sanders, RB, Carolina Panthers
    6.02) J.K. Dobbins, RB, Baltimore Ravens
    6.03) George Kittle, TE, San Francisco 49ers
    6.04) Dalvin Cook, RB, Free Agent
    6.05) Drake London, WR, Atlanta Falcons
    6.06) Christian Watson, WR, Green Bay Packers
    6.07) DJ Moore, WR, Chicago Bears
    6.08) Kyle Pitts, TE, Atlanta Falcons
    6.09) Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    6.10) Jerry Jeudy, WR, Denver Broncos

    Pick Analysis: Did you know that six of the top-11 fantasy RBs last season played for losing teams? Miles Sanders and James Conner are two backs I think are more than capable of producing despite limitations elsewhere on their offense, and that is because I am buying their versatility.

    Sanders’ role in the passing game evaporated as the Eagles worked to build an offense around a uniquely gifted quarterback in Jalen Hurts, and while Bryce Young has potential, he isn’t Hurts. I’m not worried about Chuba Hubbard taking any food off the plate of Sanders, and with a clear path to 16-18 touches a week, there’s very little downside now that we are outside of the top-50 overall.

    I found Team #5’s strategy interesting here. Following Aaron Jones with Christian Watson just isn’t of interest to me. Forget the specific players for a minute (I’m lower than the market on both) and take a step back. In drafting both within the first six rounds, you are committing to starting both on a consistent basis, and that can pan out … if you really trust the offense.

    If Aaron Rodgers was still in town, sure, maybe this makes sense. And yes, I think you can get away with a Travis Kelce/Isiah Pacheco tandem or the pairing of Austin Ekeler/Keenan Allen, but doubling down in an offense that I have projected to be below average in all categories? No thanks. I’m unlikely to end up with either Packer by himself, but if I do, I’m actively avoiding a second member of the Jordan Love experience.

    2023 Fantasy Football Mock Draft | Round 7

    2023 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Saquon Barkley, Najee Harris Headline Top Picks

    7.01) D’Andre Swift, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
    7.02) Alexander Mattison, RB, Minnesota Vikings
    7.03) Cam Akers, RB, Los Angeles Rams
    7.04) Marquise Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals
    7.05) Michael Pittman Jr., WR, Indianapolis Colts
    7.06) James Conner, RB, Arizona Cardinals
    7.07) Darren Waller, TE, New York Giants
    7.08) Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
    7.09) Dallas Goedert, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
    7.10) Christian Kirk, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

    Pick Analysis: If I leave a draft without a Jaguars stack, things went a little sideways. I’ve been landing on the Lawrence/Ridley pairing more often than one that includes Kirk or Evan Engram, but the overarching point remains: this offense is my pick to take a massive jump in Year 3 under Lawrence.

    That has me ahead of the market on all of their skill guys, including the second-highest-scoring player from the slot in all of fantasy football last season. Kirk may not have the flashiest of skill sets, but his ability to separate quickly and earn the trust of his quarterback was evident last season.

    Does adding Ridley to the mix give him more target competition? Yes, but it also stands to open up the middle of the field from Day 1, an approach that wasn’t the case with Zay Jones in the field stretching role. Kirk had at least 90 receiving yards or a touchdown in 10 different games last season, a run of consistent production that proves to me that his breakout was anything but fluky. Draft Jaguars now, thank me later.

    2023 Fantasy Football Mock Draft | Round 8

    8.01) Diontae Johnson, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
    8.02) Rashaad White, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    8.03) Brandon Aiyuk, WR, San Francisco 49ers
    8.04) Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints
    8.05) Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks
    8.06) Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys
    8.07) Javonte Williams, RB, Denver Broncos
    8.08) Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    8.09) Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Seattle Seahawks
    8.10) Deshaun Watson, QB, Cleveland Browns

    Pick Analysis: I don’t know about you, but I’m in the business of piling up fantasy points, and prior to a goofy 2022 where the Steelers changed his role (aDOT up 20.7% from his career average prior) alongside an unknown rookie quarterback, Johnson was a reliable option. Now that Kenny Pickett has a season under his belt and the Steelers have proof that working Johnson further downfield isn’t optimal, I’m comfortable in treating Johnson as a fringe WR2 like we were just 12 short months ago.

    Mike Evans finally comes off the board, two rounds after Godwin and about five rounds later than we’ve come accustomed to seeing him picked. Is that gap between him and Godwin wide enough? I’m labeling Evans as a DFS target and a redraft fade … I still think the big game is in his bag, but with inconsistent play at the quarterback position and the potential for his offense to be among the worst in the league, I’ll happily let someone else take the plunge.

    Team #1 completed a Cleveland Browns stack (Watson with Amari Cooper), and I’m a fan of that. The idea of stacking, I think, is underutilized in redraft, and this Cleveland duo at price is good by me. Is there some downside? Sure, but after the suspension, weather stood in the way of Watson truly proving himself last season. The Browns’ QB is one of the few quarterbacks in this ADP range with “elite potential” in his reasonable range of outcomes, and if he realizes that in 2023, Cooper will prove to be among the steals of the early rounds.

    2023 Fantasy Football Mock Draft | Round 9

    9.01) Isiah Pacheco, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
    9.02) Treylon Burks, WR, Tennessee Titans
    9.03) Jordan Addison, WR, Minnesota Vikings
    9.04) George Pickens, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
    9.05) David Montgomery, RB, Detroit Lions
    9.06) Pat Freiermuth, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
    9.07) James Cooks, RB, Buffalo Bills
    9.08) Jahan Dotson, WR, Washington Commanders
    9.09) Brandin Cooks, WR, Dallas Cowboys
    9.10) Kadarius Toney, WR, Kansas City Chiefs

    Pick Analysis: At this point in the draft, I am comfortable with my projected starting lineup, and I’m targeting players with upside who have it within their range of outcomes to crack my starting unit. What is the best way to realize that upside? Play for an offense that lives around the red zone.

    In that vein, picking a Chief and Bill was an easy decision. Toney gained steam down the stretch last season and is among the three or four options that could realistically earn WR1 duties in a Patrick Mahomes-led offense. I don’t have a strong conviction on Toney separating himself in a major way, but just the opportunity to do so is worth a selection here. Including the playoffs, his aDOT was 27.8% lower with the Chiefs than during his career with the Giants, a role that is valuable in this creative offense.

    I found it interesting that Team #5 hedged the bet on Jahmyr Gibbs with the selection of Montgomery in this round. This strategy would have worked perfectly last season, as both Jamaal Williams and D’Andre Swift proved worthy of weekly consideration, but I think that is less likely in 2023.

    That’s not to say this is a bad pick, these two backs are simply more similar than the 2022 pairing. If I’m comfortable enough to spend a fourth-round pick on the rookie (and I am), odds are good I project Montgomery as a clear back-up, so this isn’t a strategy I’d employ.

    2023 Fantasy Football Mock Draft | Round 10

    10.01) Gabe Davis, WR, Buffalo Bills
    10.02) Antonio Gibson, RB, Washington Commanders
    10.03) Quentin Johnston, WR, Las Angeles Chargers
    10.04) Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints
    10.05) A.J. Dillon, RB, Green Bay Packers
    10.06) Brian Robinson Jr., RB, Washington Commanders
    10.07) David Njoku, TE, Cleveland Browns
    10.08) Samaje Perine, RB, Denver Broncos
    10.09) Evan Engram, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars
    10.10) Jamaal Williams, RB, New Orleans Saints

    Pick Analysis: In one round, two teams (myself and Team #2) drafted a second pass catcher from the same offense. I paired Davis and Diggs in Buffalo while Team #2 doubled down on Jaguars by picking Engram after stealing Calvin Ridley out of my queue in Round 5. No, this isn’t a strategy that I’d enter a draft with, but in this era of wide-open offenses, I don’t think it’s crazy … but it has to be in an offense that you think has elite potential.

    By themselves, Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson hold value, but because the Commanders as a whole only offer so much weekly upside, I’m not drafting both of those receivers on the same team.

    In 2022, Davis saw his target share nearly double and continued to be looked at in the painted area. In fact, did you know that Davis and DK Metcalf are the only players to see 11 end zone targets in each of the past three seasons?

    The 24-year-old has scored on 20 of his 118 career receptions and averages 16.8 yards per catch for his career, two stats that point to a ton of upside as his role increases. Yes, I realize this is the third straight offseason of talking up Davis as a fantasy game-changer, but the price isn’t as prohibitive as it was last season, and that has me willing to be hurt again.

    2023 Fantasy Football Mock Draft | Round 11

    11.01) Dalton Schultz, TE, Houston Texans
    11.02) Anthony Richardson, QB, Indianapolis Colts
    11.03) Rashaad Penny, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
    11.04) Aaron Rodgers, QB, New York Jets
    11.05) Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Miami Dolphins
    11.06) JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, New England Patriots
    11.07) Zay Flowers, WR, Baltimore Ravens
    11.08) Khalil Herbert, RB, Chicago Bears
    11.09) Zach Charbonnet, RB, Seattle Seahawks
    11.10) Jakobi Meyers, WR, Las Vegas Raiders

    Pick Analysis: It’s now muscle memory when it comes to typing Meyers’ name, given how often I bring his name up as a strong value. I’m not mad about it. I think the slot role that he possesses gives him an elevated floor that most are overlooking, and the attention that his All-Pro teammates demand gives him a higher ceiling than he has shown up to this point.

    If he simply repeats last season (67-804-6 in 14 games), he’s a fine pick at this point in the draft, and if he improves at the rate that seemingly only me and the Meyers family believe he is capable, we could be looking at a difference maker.

    Of note in this round were a pair of secondary running backs coming off the board. Four rounds after D’Andre Swift was drafted, Rashaad Penny is selected, and seven rounds after Kenneth Walker III goes, rookie Zach Charbonnet finds a home. I am in no real hurry to get exposure to the Eagles backfield, and if I had to pick a Seahawk at these two price points, I’d lean toward the discount that comes with Charbonnet.

    2023 Fantasy Football Mock Draft | Round 12

    12.01) De’Von Achane, RB, Miami Dolphins
    12.02) Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings
    12.03) Cortland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos
    12.04) Chigoziem Okonkwo, TE, Tennessee Titans
    12.05) Damien Harris, RB, Buffalo Bills
    12.06) Rashod Bateman, WR, Baltimore Ravens
    12.07) Elijah Moore, WR, Cleveland Browns
    12.08) Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Baltimore Ravens
    12.09) Cole Kmet, TE, Chicago Bears
    12.10) Jameson Williams, WR, Detroit Lions

    Pick Analysis: Achane is a great scheme fit for this blink-and-you-miss-it Dolphins offense, and it’s not as if the backs ahead of him on the depth chart are beacons of health. The pride of College Station proved capable of handling a feature role last season (23.2 touches per game), and his ability to break off the big play is enticing in Miami, given how much defenses are spread out as they try to deal with the Tyreek Hill/Jaylen Waddle tandem.

    2023 Fantasy Football Mock Draft | Round 13

    13.01) Daniel Jones, QB, New York Giants
    13.02) Jerick McKinnon, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
    13.03) Dalton Kincaid, TE, Buffalo Bills
    13.04) Allen Lazard, WR, New York Jets
    13.05) Elijah Mitchell, RB, San Francisco 49ers
    13.06) Tyler Allgeier, RB, Atlanta Falcons
    13.07) Adam Thielen, WR, Carolina Panthers
    13.08) Geno Smith, QB, Seattle Seahawks
    13.09) Greg Dulcich, TE, Denver Broncos
    13.10) San Francisco 49ers D/ST

    Pick Analysis: At the end of this draft, I run through the draft strategy of going a round early on a D/ST (or kicker), so let’s just look at the 49ers’ defense as an entity. Over the past two seasons, they’ve proven the ability to get home (fifth in sack rate) without needing to send help (20th in blitz rate), a combination stat that I often use when ordering my D/ST.

    This winter, San Francisco brought in Steve Wilks to run their defense after a season in which he was involved with a Carolina Panthers unit that blitzed at the fifth highest rate. That means we are combining an aggressive mind with a talented group. Sign me up! It also doesn’t hurt that the 49ers get the Cardinals and Commanders in December, two offenses that figure to be as friendly to opposing D/STs as any in the league.

    Outside of my pick, Team #4 using a late-round pick to stack Allen Lazard with Aaron Rodgers was sharp. The cost was minimal, and Lazard has the trust of Rodgers, something we know the future Hall of Famer values when he is distributing targets.

    2023 Fantasy Football Mock Draft | Round 14

    14.01) Justin Tucker, K, Baltimore Ravens
    14.02) Philadelphia Eagles D/ST
    14.03) Evan McPherson, K, Cincinnati Bengals
    14.04) Buffalo Bills D/ST
    14.05) Dallas Cowboys D/ST
    14.06) Harrison Butker, K, Kansas City Chiefs
    14.07) Daniel Carlson, K, Las Vegas Raiders
    14.08) New York Jets D/ST
    14.09) Tyler Bass, K, Buffalo Bills
    14.10) Miami Dolphins D/ST

    Pick Analysis: Tucker has nailed 35-plus field goals in consecutive seasons and has a 90.5% career conversion rate, the best in NFL history. I don’t think I need to sell you on his talent, and with Lamar Jackson on my shortlist for MVP bets, I think this offense ranks among the best in the league and thus puts Tucker in a position to produce weekly.

    2023 Fantasy Football Mock Draft | Round 15

    15.01) Younghoe Koo, K, Atlanta Falcons
    15.02) Baltimore Ravens D/ST
    15.03) Jake Elliott, K, Philadelphia Eagles
    15.04) Pittsburgh Steelers D/ST
    15.05) New England Patriots D/ST
    15.06) Jason Myers, K, Seattle Seahawks
    15.07) Brandon McManus, K, Jacksonville Jaguars
    15.08) Seattle Seahawks D/ST
    15.09) Matt Gay, K, Indianapolis Colts
    15.10) Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, Miami Dolphins

    Pick Analysis: I’ve been mentioning this for years now, and I stand by it: sharp drafters leverage the draft board. It is an accepted practice, if not a mandated one, to draft your D/ST and K with your final two picks. Miss me with that.

    While I’m fine with the idea, why not take advantage of almost knowing what your opponents are planning on doing? I had Wilson targeted as my 13th-round pick, but knowing that the final two rounds would be packed with kickers and defenses, I opted to address those positions a round early and pick up Wilson at the end.

    There’s no harm here, I still got my guy, and I managed to grab the top kicker and defense on most boards. Of course, the value of those is unknown, but even in a dart-throw situation, wouldn’t you prefer to have the options with the highest projections?

    As for Wilson himself, I’m not overly confident about the player, but I do like the spot. I selected Achane in the 12th round, and Wilson gives me another crack at landing the lead back in a potent offense. I am confident enough in myself to build roster depth and am therefore comfortable in using two picks to try to secure a single backfield (at a higher level, I would consider doing this with the Commanders and Bears as well).

    2023 Fantasy Football Mock Draft | Team Results

    QB: Trevor Lawrence

    RBs: Saquon Barkley and Najee Harris

    WRs: Stefon Diggs and Christian Kirk

    TE: T.J. Hockenson

    Flex: Miles Sanders and Diontae Johnson

    K: Justin Tucker

    D/ST: San Francisco 49ers

    Bench: Kadarius Toney, Gabe Davis, Jakobi Meyers, De’Von Achane, Jeff Wilson Jr.

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