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2022 Fantasy Football Mock Draft 1.0: 12-Team, 0.5 PPR

Summer has arrived, and every other Friday leading up to the 2022 NFL season, a new fantasy football mock draft will be dropped for various formats. The first one is for a 12-team, 0.5 PPR league using the FantasyPros mock draft simulator.


Round 1

1.01: Jonathan Taylor, IND RB
1.02: Cooper Kupp, LAR WR
1.03: Christian McCaffrey, CAR RB
1.04: Justin Jefferson, MIN WR
1.05: Derrick Henry, TEN RB
1.06: Austin Ekeler, LAC RB
1.07: Joe Mixon, CIN RB
1.08: Alvin Kamara, NO RB
1.09: Dalvin Cook, MIN RB
1.10: Ja’Marr Chase, CIN WR
1.11: Najee Harris, PIT RB
1.12: Travis Kelce, KC TE


Thoughts: Henry was an easy choice, and it’s a surprise he is currently ranked as the overall RB4 in 0.5 PPR leagues. We’ll see if that ranking changes by the end of the summer.


Round 2

2.01: Nick Chubb, CLE RB
2.02: Leonard Fournette, TB RB
2.03: Davante Adams, LV WR
2.04: D’Andre Swift, DET RB
2.05: James Conner, ARI RB
2.06: Javonte Williams, DEN RB
2.07: CeeDee Lamb, DAL WR
2.08: Stefon Diggs, BUF WR
2.09: Saquon Barkley, NYG RB
2.10: Deebo Samuel, SF WR
2.11: Aaron Jones, GB WR
2.12: Mark Andrews, BAL TE


Thoughts: A bunch of running backs coming off the board (in addition to Travis Kelce going in Round 1) made Diggs available, and he’s a potential high-end WR1 option. We’ll see if Josh Allen is an option to stack in Round 3.


Round 3

3.01: Mike Evans, TB WR
3.02: Josh Allen, BUF QB
3.03: Keenan Allen, LAC WR
3.04: Tyreek Hill, MIA WR
3.05: A.J. Brown, PHI WR
3.06: Ezekiel Elliott, DAL RB
3.07: Josh Jacobs, LV RB
3.08: Tee Higgins, CIN WR
3.09: Cam Akers, LAR RB
3.10: Michael Pittman Jr., IND WR
3.11: Diontae Johnson, PIT WR
3.12: David Montgomery, CHI RB


Thoughts: Allen wasn’t available, so I’m instead going with A.J. Brown as a better value than the running backs still there. Tee Higgins was another potential option, and he was unsurprisingly the next wideout taken.


Round 4

4.01: George Kittle, SF TE
4.02: Kyle Pitts, ATL TE
4.03: Breece Hall, NYJ RB
4.04: D.J. Moore, CAR WR
4.05: Michael Thomas, NO WR
4.06: Jaylen Waddle, MIA WR
4.07: DK Metcalf, SEA WR
4.08: J.K. Dobbins, BAL RB
4.09: Travis Etienne, JAX RB
4.10: Antonio Gibson, WAS RB
4.11: Jerry Jeudy, DEN WR
4.12: Justin Herbert, LAC QB


Thoughts: Coming off a torn ACL that knocked him out for the entire 2021 season, Dobbins rushed for 6.0 yards per carry as a rookie. He’ll be leading a run-heavy Baltimore offense in 2022.


Round 5

5.01: Elijah Mitchell, SF RB
5.02: Brandin Cooks, HOU WR
5.03: Allen Robinson, LAR WR
5.04: Patrick Mahomes, KC QB
5.05: Lamar Jackson, BAL QB
5.06: Terry McLaurin, WAS WR
5.07: DeAndre Hopkins, ARI WR
5.08: Chris Godwin, TB WR
5.09: Joe Burrow, CIN QB
5.10: Miles Sanders, PHI RB
5.11: Amari Cooper, CLE WR
5.12: Courtland Sutton, DEN WR


Thoughts: I honestly had my sights set on Patrick Mahomes here, but I won’t complain about pairing Jackson with J.K. Dobbins to get a huge chunk of the Baltimore offense.


Round 6

6.01: Kyler Murray, ARI QB
6.02: JuJu Smith-Schuster, KC WR
6.03: Darren Waller, LV TE
6.04: Mike Williams, LAC WR
6.05: Dalton Schultz, DAL TE
6.06: T.J. Hockenson, DET TE
6.07: Jalen Hurts, PHI QB
6.08: Dallas Goedert, PHI TE
6.09: Marquise Brown, ARI WR
6.10: Matthew Stafford, LAR QB
6.11: Damien Harris, NE RB
6.12: Rashod Bateman, BAL WR


Thoughts: The tier break from Goedert to the next available tight end led to me taking him over Rashod Bateman—who I thought would be available in Round 7. I didn’t want to stray too far for the sake of a stack, though, so Marquise Brown might had been the better option had I gone with a wide receiver.


Round 7

7.01: Darnell Mooney, CHI WR
7.02: Elijah Moore, NYJ WR
7.03: Drake London, ATL WR
7.04: AJ Dillon, GB RB
7.05: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC RB
7.06: Tony Pollard, DAL RB
7.07: Russell Wilson, DEN QB
7.08: Dak Prescott, DAL QB
7.09: Treylon Burks, TEN WR
7.10: Tom Brady, TB QB
7.11: Aaron Rodgers, GB QB
7.12: Gabriel Davis, BUF WR


Thoughts: Taking Edwards-Helaire as a FLEX with hopes for a Year 3 rebound feels a lot better than having him in the RB2 slot. It’s interesting that The Match IV winners Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers went back-to-back at quarterback.


Round 8

8.01: Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET WR
8.02: Ken Walker III, SEA RB
8.03: Chase Edmonds, MIA RB
8.04: DeVonta Smith, PHI WR
8.05: Rashaad Penny, SEA RB
8.06: Tyler Lockett, SEA WR
8.07: Adam Thielen, MIN WR
8.08: Brandon Aiyuk, SF WR
8.09: Kareem Hunt, CLE RB
8.10: Garrett Wilson, NYJ WR
8.11: Hunter Renfrow, LV WR
8.12: Devin Singletary, BUF RB


Thoughts: Aiyuk finished strong down the stretch in 2021, and he’ll bring big-time upside if San Francisco opens up the passing attack some due to Trey Lance’s arm talent. Should Lance and Aiyuk fail to meet expectations, having Stefon Diggs and A.J. Brown helps alleviate some of the downside.


Round 9

9.01: Christian Kirk, JAX WR
9.02: Michael Carter, NYJ RB
9.03: Melvin Gordon, DEN RB
9.04: Chase Claypool, PIT WR
9.05: Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL RB
9.06: Michael Gallup, DAL WR
9.07: Skyy Moore, KC WR
9.08: Russell Gage, TB WR
9.09: Kadarius Toney, NYG WR
9.10: James Cook, BUF RB
9.11: Chris Olave, NO WR
9.12: Ronald Jones II, KC RB


Thoughts: Even if he takes a step back this year, Patterson being a fraction of what he was in 2021 would make this a tremendous value. The veteran continuing to be used as a traditional running back would be best for his outlook.


Round 10

10.01: Robert Woods, TEN WR
10.02: Dameon Pierce, HOU RB
10.03: Isaiah Spiller, LAC RB
10.04: Rhamondre Stevenson, NE RB
10.05: James Robinson, JAX RB
10.06: Raheem Mostert, MIA RB
10.07: Allen Lazard, GB WR
10.08: Gus Edwards, BAL RB
10.09: Tyler Boyd, CIN WR
10.10: Tim Patrick, DEN WR
10.11: Jarvis Landry, NO WR
10.12: Alexander Mattison, MIN RB


Thoughts: This might be a round or two higher than usual, but Edwards gets a boost as a handcuff to J.K. Dobbins for my roster. He should have value as a standalone FLEX when game script is projected to be in Baltimore’s favor.


Round 11

11.01: Darrell Henderson, LAR RB
11.02: Christian Watson, GB WR
11.03: Jakobi Meyers, NE WR
11.04: Rondale Moore, ARI WR
11.05: Nyheim Hines, IND RB
11.06: DeVante Parker, NE WR
11.07: Buccaneers, TB D/ST
11.08: D.J. Chark, DET WR
11.09: Kenny Golladay, NYG WR
11.10: Jameson Williams, DET WR
11.11: Bills, BUF D/ST
11.12: J.D. McKissic, WAS RB


Thoughts: I’m fine with going running back heavy, especially since Derrick Henry is the only sure thing for me at the position. Hines was talked up by head coach Frank Reich at the end of last month.


Round 12

12.01: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, KC WR
12.02: Jahan Dotson, WAS WR
12.03: Trey Lance, SF QB
12.04: Rachaad White, TB RB
12.05: Derek Carr, LV QB
12.06: Van Jefferson, LAR WR
12.07: Zach Ertz, ARI TE
12.08: Mecole Hardman, KC WR
12.09: Dawson Knox, BUF TE
12.10: Tyler Allgeier, ATL RB
12.11: Rob Gronkowski, FA TE
12.12: Corey Davis, NYJ WR


Thoughts: I was tempted by a second tight end with Dawson Knox on the board, but only having three wideouts gave the edge to Hardman. Both Hardman and Marquez Valdes-Scantling are strong values at this point in the draft.


Round 13

13.01: Jamaal Williams, DET RB
13.02: Sony Michel, MIA RB
13.03: Pat Freiermuth, PIT TE
13.04: Marlon Mack, HOU RB
13.05: Mike Gesicki, MIA TE
13.06: Kenneth Gainwell, PHI RB
13.07: Deshaun Watson, CLE QB
13.08: Chris Carson, SEA RB
13.09: Robert Tonyan, GB TE
13.10: Tyrion Davis-Price, SF RB
13.11: Trevor Lawrence, JAX QB
13.12: Brian Robinson Jr., WAS RB


Thoughts: Tight end remained a great value with Gesicki on the board, and there are plenty of fliers to choose from at wide receiver to at least get a fifth option in Round 14. In redraft leagues, a balanced roster obviously isn’t as important as it is in a best ball draft.


Round 14

14.01: Kirk Cousins, MIN QB
14.02: Mark Ingram, NO RB
14.03: David Njoku, CLE TE
14.04: Cole Kmet, CHI TE
14.05: Hunter Henry, NE TE
14.06: Darrel Williams, ARI RB
14.07: James White, NE RB
14.08: A.J. Green, ARI WR
14.09: Albert Okwuegbunam, DEN TE
14.10: D’Onta Foreman, CAR RB
14.11: Myles Gaskin, MIA RB
14.12: Sterling Shepard, NYG WR


Thoughts: Especially because DeAndre Hopkins is suspended for six games to begin the season, I love Green as a late-round selection that can be used early. The Cardinals notably open the season against the Chiefs for a probable shootout.


Round 15

15.01: 49ers, SF D/ST
15.02: Patriots, NE D/ST
15.03: Broncos, DEN D/ST
15.04: Colts, IND D/ST
15.05: Rams, LAR D/ST
15.06: Justin Tucker, BAL K
15.07: Logan Thomas, WAS TE
15.08: Chargers, LAC D/ST
15.09: Cowboys, DAL D/ST
15.10: Ravens, BAL D/ST
15.11: George Pickens, PIT WR
15.12: Saints, NO D/ST


Round 16

16.01: Tyler Bass, BUF K
16.02: Matt Gay, LAR K
16.03: Greg Zuerlein, NYJ K
16.04: Jason Sanders, MIA K
16.05: Daniel Carlson, LV K
16.06: Younghoe Koo, ATL K
16.07: Chiefs, KC D/ST
16.08: Evan McPherson, CIN K
16.09: Ryan Succop, TB K
16.10: Matt Prater, ARI K
16.11: Brandon McManus, DEN K
16.12: Rodrigo Blankenship, IND K



Final Roster

QB: Lamar Jackson, BAL
RB: Derrick Henry, TEN
RB: J.K. Dobbins, BAL
WR: A.J. Brown, PHI
WR: Stefon Diggs, BUF
TE: Dallas Goedert, PHI
FLEX: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC RB
D/ST: Los Angeles Rams
K: Evan McPherson, CIN
BE: Brandon Aiyuk, SF WR
BE: Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL RB
BE: Gus Edwards, BAL RB
BE: Nyheim Hines, IND RB
BE: Mecole Hardman, KC WR
BE: Mike Gesicki, MIA TE
BE: A.J. Green, ARI WR