Fantasy Football 2016: First-Round Mock Draft, Projections and Top Team Names

August 21, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Like a mock draft addressing the real thing, a fantasy football mock draft has plenty of variables making the feat difficult.
Think back to the 2016 NFL draft itself, when nobody got Laremy Tunsil's eventual destination correct thanks to an off-field incident.
Variables nobody can ever predict present themselves and mess with predictions, so it's important for fantasy owners to prepare as much as possible before a fantasy draft. It's where a mock comes into play—a recent one provides a look at player projections, positional value and more.
Here's a look at a first-round mock in a 12-team standard league:
Even without context, the trends this year weren't too hard to predict—certain wideouts who happen to be target hogs trump running backs because the latter continues to trend more and more toward a committee approach.
Target hogs such as Julio Jones (204 in 2015), Antonio Brown (195) and DeAndre Hopkins (192) are locks for elite-level production bar...

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