Fantasy Football 2016: Standard League Mock Draft and Position Strategy

August 6, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With NFL preseason action slated to get underway shortly, fantasy football players are in full research mode in advance of drafts throughout August and the start of September. 
That means the ensuing days and weeks will serve as a trial-and-error period for prospective owners as they experiment with various strategies and tactics in mock drafts. 
So without further ado, here's a look at a fresh five-round mock draft for a 12-team league that employs standard scoring procedures in a snake draft format:
Running Back Strategy 
When it comes to drafting running backs in 2016, a wait-and-see approach would seem to be the best bet for owners in the top half of the first round. 
Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham Jr. and Julio Jones all have high floors as wide receivers, and Minnesota Vikings bell cow Adrian Peterson is seemingly the only tailback who can rival the safety each of those dynamic playmakers offers. 
While Todd Gurley, Ezekiel El...

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