Thursday, May 19, 2022

Fantasy Football: Guest pickers change look of April 0.5 mock draft starting with Derrick Henry second overall

We recently held a fun, 0.5 PPR mock draft featuring nine members of our CBS Sports staff, as well as three amazing analysts in the industry. Joe Pisapia from Fantasy Pros, Zach Berger from Triple Play Fantasy and Matt Donnelly from Dynasty Vipers helped us with this mock draft, which we aired live on our Fantasy Football Today YouTube page.

We plan to do a lot more of these mock drafts following the NFL Draft at the end of April, so keep an eye out when we post them. It’s awesome to talk through our picks and review each round in live action.

For this mock draft, I love the way each guest analyst built their teams. Berger had the first overall selection, and he paired Jonathan Taylor with Miles Sanders as his top two running backs. He has Joe Burrow at quarterback and Zach Ertz at tight end, but the strength of his team is at receiver with Tee Higgins, DK Metcalf, D.J. Moore and Mike Williams. And he can play all four of them since this is a three-receiver league with a flex.

Berger also has three lottery-ticket running backs with A.J. Dillon, Alexander Mattison and Khalil Herbert, and all three could be tremendous difference makers if they end up in starting roles at any point this season. Berger also has D.J. Chark on his bench as well.

Pisapia picked second overall, and he started his team with Derrick Henry, Antonio Gibson and Keenan Allen. To get Allen after starting RB-RB is fantastic, and he also selected Jerry Jeudy, Hunter Renfrow and Rashod Bateman for his other top receivers, with Jakobi Meyers, K.J. Osborn and Braxton Berrios on his bench.

Pisapia was the first Fantasy manager to draft a quarterback with Josh Allen in Round 4, and he has stars at quarterback, both running backs and at least one receiver spot with Keenan Allen. If Jeudy hits as expected now that Russell Wilson is in Denver, this roster is more than formidable if everyone stays healthy.

Donnelly picked at the end of the first round at No. 11 overall, and he also built a stacked roster, starting his team with Joe Mixon, Ja’Marr Chase, J.K. Dobbins, Ezekiel Elliott, George Kittle and Adam Thielen. Those feel like several home run selections — imagine Elliott in Round 4 now — and he followed that up with other quality picks like Cordarrelle Patterson in Round 8 and Wilson in Round 10.

Donnelly also has some upside with his other receivers in Brandon Aiyuk, Tyler Boyd and Kenny Golladay, and this is another team that will be tough to beat.  

As for my team, I had the No. 5 pick, and I love my first four picks with Najee Harris, A.J. Brown, Aaron Jones and Cam Akers. That gave me a solid foundation, and I filled out my receiving corps after that with Brandin Cooks and Marquise Brown, which was fantastic.

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My reserves are also promising with Tony Pollard, Raheem Mostert and Trey Sermon at running back, as well as Michael Gallup and Will Fuller at receiver. I just need Fuller to sign with a team where he’ll get consistent targets.

I drafted Deshaun Watson in Round 10, and we’ll see what happens with a potential suspension. He has top-five upside based on his per-game production, but he could also wreck your Fantasy team if he misses a significant amount of games. To back up Watson, I drafted Kirk Cousins in Round 13.

The one position that’s questionable for me is tight end, and I waited to draft Mike Gesicki in Round 14. We’ll see how he does under new coach Mike McDaniel, but this could be a position I’ll be streaming if Gesicki struggles early in the year.

In this league, all touchdowns are worth six points, and we award one point for every 10 yards rushing and receiving and one point for every 25 yards passing. We also award 0.5 points for every reception. We feature a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, TE, DST and FLEX (RB/WR/TE). There also are six reserve spots for a 15-round draft.

Our draft order is as follows:

1. Zach Berger, Triple Play Fantasy

2. Joe Pisapia, Fantasy Pros

3. Ben Schragger, CBS Sports Podcast Producer

4. Frank Stampfl, CBS Sports FBT Podcast Host

5. Jamey Eisenberg, CBS Sports Senior Fantasy Writer

6. George Maselli, CBS Sports Fantasy Editor

7. Daniel Schneier, CBS Sports Fantasy Editor

8. Meron Berkson, CBS Sports HQ Producer

9. Heath Cummings, CBS Sports Senior Fantasy Writer

10. Chris Towers, Senior Editor, Fantasy

11. Matt Donnelly, Dynasty Vipers

12. Dave Richard, CBS Sports Senior Fantasy Writer

Round By Round

Round 1
Pos Team Player
1 Zach Berger J. Taylor RB IND
2 Joe Pisapia D. Henry RB TEN
3 Ben Schragger C. McCaffrey RB CAR
4 Frank Stampfl A. Ekeler RB LAC
5 Jamey Eisenberg N. Harris RB PIT
6 George Maselli J. Williams RB DEN
7 Dan Schneier C. Kupp WR LAR
8 Meron Berkson A. Kamara RB NO
9 Heath Cummings J. Jefferson WR MIN
10 Chris Towers D. Swift RB DET
11 Matt Donnelly J. Mixon RB CIN
12 Dave Richard D. Cook RB MIN
Round 2
Pos Team Player
13 Dave Richard N. Chubb RB CLE
14 Matt Donnelly J. Chase WR CIN
15 Chris Towers D. Adams WR LV
16 Heath Cummings T. Kelce TE KC
17 Meron Berkson T. Hill WR MIA
18 Dan Schneier L. Fournette RB TB
19 George Maselli C. Lamb WR DAL
20 Jamey Eisenberg A. Brown WR TEN
21 Frank Stampfl S. Diggs WR BUF
22 Ben Schragger D. Samuel WR SF
23 Joe Pisapia A. Gibson RB WAS
24 Zach Berger T. Higgins WR CIN
Round 3
Pos Team Player
25 Zach Berger D. Moore WR CAR
26 Joe Pisapia K. Allen WR LAC
27 Ben Schragger D. Montgomery RB CHI
28 Frank Stampfl M. Andrews TE BAL
29 Jamey Eisenberg A. Jones RB GB
30 George Maselli M. Evans WR TB
31 Dan Schneier J. Conner RB ARI
32 Meron Berkson C. Godwin WR TB
33 Heath Cummings A. Cooper WR CLE
34 Chris Towers D. Johnson WR PIT
35 Matt Donnelly J. Dobbins RB BAL
36 Dave Richard K. Pitts TE ATL
Round 4
Pos Team Player
37 Dave Richard D. Hopkins WR ARI
38 Matt Donnelly E. Elliott RB DAL
39 Chris Towers S. Barkley RB NYG
40 Heath Cummings J. Jacobs RB LV
41 Meron Berkson T. McLaurin WR WAS
42 Dan Schneier M. Pittman WR IND
43 George Maselli M. Carter RB NYJ
44 Jamey Eisenberg C. Akers RB LAR
45 Frank Stampfl E. Mitchell RB SF
46 Ben Schragger J. Waddle WR MIA
47 Joe Pisapia J. Allen QB BUF
48 Zach Berger D. Metcalf WR SEA
Round 5
Pos Team Player
49 Zach Berger M. Williams WR LAC
50 Joe Pisapia J. Jeudy WR DEN
51 Ben Schragger C. Edwards-Helaire RB KC
52 Frank Stampfl M. Thomas WR NO
53 Jamey Eisenberg B. Cooks WR HOU
54 George Maselli D. Harris RB NE
55 Dan Schneier A. Robinson WR LAR
56 Meron Berkson D. Waller TE LV
57 Heath Cummings J. Smith-Schuster WR KC
58 Chris Towers E. Moore WR NYJ
59 Matt Donnelly G. Kittle TE SF
60 Dave Richard C. Sutton WR DEN
Round 6
Pos Team Player
61 Dave Richard D. Singletary RB BUF
62 Matt Donnelly A. Thielen WR MIN
63 Chris Towers T. Etienne RB JAC
64 Heath Cummings C. Edmonds RB MIA
65 Meron Berkson P. Mahomes QB KC
66 Dan Schneier D. Mooney WR CHI
67 George Maselli R. Penny RB SEA
68 Jamey Eisenberg M. Brown WR BAL
69 Frank Stampfl L. Jackson QB BAL
70 Ben Schragger T. Lockett WR SEA
71 Joe Pisapia H. Renfrow WR LV
72 Zach Berger M. Sanders RB PHI
Round 7
Pos Team Player
73 Zach Berger A. Dillon RB GB
74 Joe Pisapia R. Bateman WR BAL
75 Ben Schragger J. Herbert QB LAC
76 Frank Stampfl D. Smith WR PHI
77 Jamey Eisenberg T. Pollard RB DAL
78 George Maselli A. St. Brown WR DET
79 Dan Schneier D. Goedert TE PHI
80 Meron Berkson K. Hunt RB CLE
81 Heath Cummings T. Brady QB TB
82 Chris Towers R. Gage WR TB
83 Matt Donnelly B. Aiyuk WR SF
84 Dave Richard G. Davis WR BUF
Round 8
Pos Team Player
85 Dave Richard R. Moore WR ARI
86 Matt Donnelly C. Patterson WR ATL
87 Chris Towers T. Hockenson TE DET
88 Heath Cummings R. Jones RB KC
89 Meron Berkson C. Kirk WR JAC
90 Dan Schneier A. Lazard WR GB
91 George Maselli D. Schultz TE DAL
92 Jamey Eisenberg R. Mostert RB MIA
93 Frank Stampfl M. Gordon RB DEN
94 Ben Schragger C. Claypool WR PIT
95 Joe Pisapia R. Stevenson RB NE
96 Zach Berger D. Chark WR DET
Round 9
Pos Team Player
97 Zach Berger J. Burrow QB CIN
98 Joe Pisapia G. Edwards RB BAL
99 Ben Schragger K. Toney WR NYG
100 Frank Stampfl D. Parker WR NE
101 Jamey Eisenberg M. Gallup WR DAL
102 George Maselli M. Valdes-Scantling WR KC
103 Dan Schneier J. McKissic RB WAS
104 Meron Berkson J. Robinson RB JAC
105 Heath Cummings J. Landry WR CLE
106 Chris Towers R. Woods WR TEN
107 Matt Donnelly K. Golladay WR NYG
108 Dave Richard K. Murray QB ARI
Round 10
Pos Team Player
109 Dave Richard K. Gainwell RB PHI
110 Matt Donnelly R. Wilson QB DEN
111 Chris Towers C. Davis WR NYJ
112 Heath Cummings D. Peoples-Jones WR CLE
113 Meron Berkson C. Carson RB SEA
114 Dan Schneier D. Henderson RB LAR
115 George Maselli M. Stafford QB LAR
116 Jamey Eisenberg D. Watson QB CLE
117 Frank Stampfl T. Patrick WR DEN
118 Ben Schragger R. Gronkowski TE TB
119 Joe Pisapia K. Osborn WR MIN
120 Zach Berger A. Mattison RB MIN
Round 11
Pos Team Player
121 Zach Berger K. Herbert RB CHI
122 Joe Pisapia J. Meyers WR NE
123 Ben Schragger M. Hardman WR KC
124 Frank Stampfl E. Benjamin RB ARI
125 Jamey Eisenberg T. Sermon RB SF
126 George Maselli N. Hines RB IND
127 Dan Schneier A. Rodgers QB GB
128 Meron Berkson O. Beckham Jr. WR LAR
129 Heath Cummings M. Ingram RB NO
130 Chris Towers J. Hurts QB PHI
131 Matt Donnelly M. Jones WR JAC
132 Dave Richard J. Jones WR TEN
Round 12
Pos Team Player
133 Dave Richard D. Prescott QB DAL
134 Matt Donnelly T. Boyd WR CIN
135 Chris Towers J. Crowder WR BUF
136 Heath Cummings K. Drake RB LV
137 Meron Berkson J. White RB NE
138 Dan Schneier T. Lance QB SF
139 George Maselli A. Okwuegbunam TE DEN
140 Jamey Eisenberg W. Fuller WR MIA
141 Frank Stampfl D. Foreman RB CAR
142 Ben Schragger A. Brown WR TB
143 Joe Pisapia P. Freiermuth TE PIT
144 Zach Berger Z. Ertz TE ARI
Round 13
Pos Team Player
145 Zach Berger G. Everett TE LAC
146 Joe Pisapia B. Berrios WR NYJ
147 Ben Schragger D. Knox TE BUF
148 Frank Stampfl J. Williams RB DET
149 Jamey Eisenberg K. Cousins QB MIN
150 George Maselli I. McKenzie WR BUF
151 Dan Schneier A. Rodgers WR GB
152 Meron Berkson D. Williams RB ATL
153 Heath Cummings S. Shepard WR NYG
154 Chris Towers C. Samuel WR WAS
155 Matt Donnelly M. Callaway WR NO
156 Dave Richard Rams DST LAR
Round 14
Pos Team Player
157 Dave Richard K. Vaughn RB TB
158 Matt Donnelly Bills DST BUF
159 Chris Towers D. Carr QB LV
160 Heath Cummings V. Jefferson WR LAR
161 Meron Berkson 49ers DST SF
162 Dan Schneier L. Shenault Jr. WR JAC
163 George Maselli T. Tagovailoa QB MIA
164 Jamey Eisenberg M. Gesicki TE MIA
165 Frank Stampfl J. Palmer WR LAC
166 Ben Schragger Patriots DST NE
167 Joe Pisapia Buccaneers DST TB
168 Zach Berger K. Bourne WR NE
Round 15
Pos Team Player
169 Zach Berger Colts DST IND
170 Joe Pisapia M. Mack RB IND
171 Ben Schragger M. Davis RB ATL
172 Frank Stampfl Cowboys DST DAL
173 Jamey Eisenberg Steelers DST PIT
174 George Maselli Broncos DST DEN
175 Dan Schneier Browns DST CLE
176 Meron Berkson D. Johnson RB BUF
177 Heath Cummings Chargers DST LAC
178 Chris Towers Saints DST NO
179 Matt Donnelly C. Hubbard RB CAR
180 Dave Richard J. Patterson RB WAS

Team by Team

Zach Berger
Rd Pk Player
1 1 J. Taylor RB IND
2 24 T. Higgins WR CIN
3 25 D. Moore WR CAR
4 48 D. Metcalf WR SEA
5 49 M. Williams WR LAC
6 72 M. Sanders RB PHI
7 73 A. Dillon RB GB
8 96 D. Chark WR DET
9 97 J. Burrow QB CIN
10 120 A. Mattison RB MIN
11 121 K. Herbert RB CHI
12 144 Z. Ertz TE ARI
13 145 G. Everett TE LAC
14 168 K. Bourne WR NE
15 169 Colts DST IND
Joe Pisapia
Rd Pk Player
1 2 D. Henry RB TEN
2 23 A. Gibson RB WAS
3 26 K. Allen WR LAC
4 47 J. Allen QB BUF
5 50 J. Jeudy WR DEN
6 71 H. Renfrow WR LV
7 74 R. Bateman WR BAL
8 95 R. Stevenson RB NE
9 98 G. Edwards RB BAL
10 119 K. Osborn WR MIN
11 122 J. Meyers WR NE
12 143 P. Freiermuth TE PIT
13 146 B. Berrios WR NYJ
14 167 Buccaneers DST TB
15 170 M. Mack RB IND
Ben Schragger
Rd Pk Player
1 3 C. McCaffrey RB CAR
2 22 D. Samuel WR SF
3 27 D. Montgomery RB CHI
4 46 J. Waddle WR MIA
5 51 C. Edwards-Helaire RB KC
6 70 T. Lockett WR SEA
7 75 J. Herbert QB LAC
8 94 C. Claypool WR PIT
9 99 K. Toney WR NYG
10 118 R. Gronkowski TE TB
11 123 M. Hardman WR KC
12 142 A. Brown WR TB
13 147 D. Knox TE BUF
14 166 Patriots DST NE
15 171 M. Davis RB ATL
Frank Stampfl
Rd Pk Player
1 4 A. Ekeler RB LAC
2 21 S. Diggs WR BUF
3 28 M. Andrews TE BAL
4 45 E. Mitchell RB SF
5 52 M. Thomas WR NO
6 69 L. Jackson QB BAL
7 76 D. Smith WR PHI
8 93 M. Gordon RB DEN
9 100 D. Parker WR NE
10 117 T. Patrick WR DEN
11 124 E. Benjamin RB ARI
12 141 D. Foreman RB CAR
13 148 J. Williams RB DET
14 165 J. Palmer WR LAC
15 172 Cowboys DST DAL
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd Pk Player
1 5 N. Harris RB PIT
2 20 A. Brown WR TEN
3 29 A. Jones RB GB
4 44 C. Akers RB LAR
5 53 B. Cooks WR HOU
6 68 M. Brown WR BAL
7 77 T. Pollard RB DAL
8 92 R. Mostert RB MIA
9 101 M. Gallup WR DAL
10 116 D. Watson QB CLE
11 125 T. Sermon RB SF
12 140 W. Fuller WR MIA
13 149 K. Cousins QB MIN
14 164 M. Gesicki TE MIA
15 173 Steelers DST PIT
George Maselli
Rd Pk Player
1 6 J. Williams RB DEN
2 19 C. Lamb WR DAL
3 30 M. Evans WR TB
4 43 M. Carter RB NYJ
5 54 D. Harris RB NE
6 67 R. Penny RB SEA
7 78 A. St. Brown WR DET
8 91 D. Schultz TE DAL
9 102 M. Valdes-Scantling WR KC
10 115 M. Stafford QB LAR
11 126 N. Hines RB IND
12 139 A. Okwuegbunam TE DEN
13 150 I. McKenzie WR BUF
14 163 T. Tagovailoa QB MIA
15 174 Broncos DST DEN
Dan Schneier
Rd Pk Player
1 7 C. Kupp WR LAR
2 18 L. Fournette RB TB
3 31 J. Conner RB ARI
4 42 M. Pittman WR IND
5 55 A. Robinson WR LAR
6 66 D. Mooney WR CHI
7 79 D. Goedert TE PHI
8 90 A. Lazard WR GB
9 103 J. McKissic RB WAS
10 114 D. Henderson RB LAR
11 127 A. Rodgers QB GB
12 138 T. Lance QB SF
13 151 A. Rodgers WR GB
14 162 L. Shenault Jr. WR JAC
15 175 Browns DST CLE
Meron Berkson
Rd Pk Player
1 8 A. Kamara RB NO
2 17 T. Hill WR MIA
3 32 C. Godwin WR TB
4 41 T. McLaurin WR WAS
5 56 D. Waller TE LV
6 65 P. Mahomes QB KC
7 80 K. Hunt RB CLE
8 89 C. Kirk WR JAC
9 104 J. Robinson RB JAC
10 113 C. Carson RB SEA
11 128 O. Beckham Jr. WR LAR
12 137 J. White RB NE
13 152 D. Williams RB ATL
14 161 49ers DST SF
15 176 D. Johnson RB BUF
Heath Cummings
Rd Pk Player
1 9 J. Jefferson WR MIN
2 16 T. Kelce TE KC
3 33 A. Cooper WR CLE
4 40 J. Jacobs RB LV
5 57 J. Smith-Schuster WR KC
6 64 C. Edmonds RB MIA
7 81 T. Brady QB TB
8 88 R. Jones RB KC
9 105 J. Landry WR CLE
10 112 D. Peoples-Jones WR CLE
11 129 M. Ingram RB NO
12 136 K. Drake RB LV
13 153 S. Shepard WR NYG
14 160 V. Jefferson WR LAR
15 177 Chargers DST LAC
Chris Towers
Rd Pk Player
1 10 D. Swift RB DET
2 15 D. Adams WR LV
3 34 D. Johnson WR PIT
4 39 S. Barkley RB NYG
5 58 E. Moore WR NYJ
6 63 T. Etienne RB JAC
7 82 R. Gage WR TB
8 87 T. Hockenson TE DET
9 106 R. Woods WR TEN
10 111 C. Davis WR NYJ
11 130 J. Hurts QB PHI
12 135 J. Crowder WR BUF
13 154 C. Samuel WR WAS
14 159 D. Carr QB LV
15 178 Saints DST NO
Matt Donnelly
Rd Pk Player
1 11 J. Mixon RB CIN
2 14 J. Chase WR CIN
3 35 J. Dobbins RB BAL
4 38 E. Elliott RB DAL
5 59 G. Kittle TE SF
6 62 A. Thielen WR MIN
7 83 B. Aiyuk WR SF
8 86 C. Patterson WR ATL
9 107 K. Golladay WR NYG
10 110 R. Wilson QB DEN
11 131 M. Jones WR JAC
12 134 T. Boyd WR CIN
13 155 M. Callaway WR NO
14 158 Bills DST BUF
15 179 C. Hubbard RB CAR
Dave Richard
Rd Pk Player
1 12 D. Cook RB MIN
2 13 N. Chubb RB CLE
3 36 K. Pitts TE ATL
4 37 D. Hopkins WR ARI
5 60 C. Sutton WR DEN
6 61 D. Singletary RB BUF
7 84 G. Davis WR BUF
8 85 R. Moore WR ARI
9 108 K. Murray QB ARI
10 109 K. Gainwell RB PHI
11 132 J. Jones WR TEN
12 133 D. Prescott QB DAL
13 156 Rams DST LAR
14 157 K. Vaughn RB TB
15 180 J. Patterson RB WAS

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