Monday, April 22, 2024

Fantasy Football 14-Team PPR Mock results, recap: Deep draft tips, strategy from our listener league

Our Fantasy Football Today podcast is the best podcast in the industry. That’s obviously a biased opinion, but I’ll put our crew up against anyone when it comes to the quality of our show.

Adam Aizer is the No. 1 podcast host in the business, and it’s a joy to work with analysts like Heath Cummings, Dave Richard, Dan Schneier and Chris Towers on a daily basis, along with our producer, Thomas Shafer. But the most amazing part of the show is our audience.

You guys make our show what it is. Your interaction with us via Twitter, email and comments on our YouTube channel (insert link here) — even the bad ones — are awesome. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to listen and watch our show.

As a small token of our appreciation, we like to play in a league with you. Every year, you submit hundreds of entries for our 14-team, PPR Podcast League, and Adam meticulously looks at each one (emails and audio/video submissions) in detail over several days. It’s a difficult process to determine the winners, and it’s always fun to participate in this league.

We held the draft Monday night, and you can check out the results below. This is a great guide for those of you in a 14-team, PPR league, and you can see how non-analysts like to build their teams.

I share my team with Todd Rones, a loyal listener and experienced Fantasy manager. We had the No. 8 pick, and we had several tough decisions to make with our roster.

The first three picks were easy with Dalvin Cook, Tyreek Hill and Deebo Samuel. I’m worried about Samuel this season based on his Average Draft Position, which was 20.8 as WR6 on Monday on CBS Sports. But getting him at No. 36 overall as WR14 was probably the steal of the draft.

In 14-team leagues, running back depth could be an issue, so we selected Dameon Pierce in Round 4. That might seem too soon, but I like him better than guys like J.K. Dobbins, Chase Edmonds and Cam Akers, who were the next running backs to come off the board.

In Round 5, we decided to get our tight end in Dallas Goedert, and I was thrilled with that move. He has breakout potential this season and can be a top-five Fantasy tight end this year.

We struggled with our Round 6 pick to draft a third receiver or a running back. Our choices were Christian Kirk and Rhamondre Stevenson, and we went with Kirk as our flex. We’ll find out if that’s a mistake or not, but I love Kirk as a breakout receiver in Jacksonville.

Our only disagreement came in Round 7 when Tom Brady was still on the board, and I would have drafted him there. Todd wanted to wait for Kirk Cousins, so we went with Hunter Renfrow instead. We got Cousins next in Round 8, and I love our starting lineup.

Now, our biggest issue is running back depth, so we closed out our draft with Alexander Mattison, Raheem Mostert, Mike Davis and Eno Benjamin with four of our final five picks before getting our DST (Ravens) and kicker (Robbie Gould). We also drafted Joshua Palmer as a No. 5 receiver in Round 12.

I like our chances in this league, but it will be tough competition this season. Our audience knows how to build a Fantasy roster — probably because they get quality advice from a good podcast.

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 one point for every reception. We feature a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, FLEX (RB/WR/TE), kicker and DST with six reserves for a 15-round draft.

Our draft order is as follows:

1. Adam Aizer, CBS Sports

2. Heath Cummings, CBS Sports

3. Chris Warner, Podcast Listener

4. Ruth Allanbrook, Podcast Listener

5. Cassidy Skaggs, Podcast Listener

6. David Klein, Podcast Listener

7. Lindsay Wolfe, Podcast Listener

8. Jamey Eisenberg/Todd Rones CBS Sports/Podcast Listener

9. Zachary Hudnall, Podcast Listener

10. Dave Richard/Sam Sklar CBS Sports/Podcast Listener

11. Stephen Close, Podcast Listener

12. David Woods, Podcast Listener

13. Trenton Clifton, Podcast Listener

14. Yannick Devost, Podcast Listener

Round By Round

Round 1
Pos Team Player
1 Adam Aizer J. Taylor RB IND
2 Heath Cummings C. McCaffrey RB CAR
3 Chris Warner D. Henry RB TEN
4 Ruth Allanbrook A. Ekeler RB LAC
5 Cassidy Skaggs C. Lamb WR DAL
6 David Klein J. Jefferson WR MIN
7 Lindsay Wolfe C. Kupp WR LAR
8 Jamey Eisenberg/Todd Rones D. Cook RB MIN
9 Zachary Hudnall J. Mixon RB CIN
10 Dave Richard/Sam Sklar T. Kelce TE KC
11 Stephen Close N. Harris RB PIT
12 David Woods J. Chase WR CIN
13 Trenton Clifton A. Jones RB GB
14 Yannick Devost A. Kamara RB NO
Round 2
Pos Team Player
15 Yannick Devost D. Swift RB DET
16 Trenton Clifton S. Diggs WR BUF
17 David Woods S. Barkley RB NYG
18 Stephen Close J. Williams RB DEN
19 Dave Richard/Sam Sklar D. Adams WR LV
20 Zachary Hudnall L. Fournette RB TB
21 Jamey Eisenberg/Todd Rones T. Hill WR MIA
22 Lindsay Wolfe M. Andrews TE BAL
23 David Klein K. Pitts TE ATL
24 Cassidy Skaggs T. Higgins WR CIN
25 Ruth Allanbrook M. Pittman WR IND
26 Chris Warner M. Evans WR TB
27 Heath Cummings A. Brown WR PHI
28 Adam Aizer K. Allen WR LAC
Round 3
Pos Team Player
29 Adam Aizer C. Sutton WR DEN
30 Heath Cummings D. Moore WR CAR
31 Chris Warner N. Chubb RB CLE
32 Ruth Allanbrook J. Conner RB ARI
33 Cassidy Skaggs D. Schultz TE DAL
34 David Klein M. Williams WR LAC
35 Lindsay Wolfe D. Montgomery RB CHI
36 Jamey Eisenberg/Todd Rones D. Samuel WR SF
37 Zachary Hudnall E. Elliott RB DAL
38 Dave Richard/Sam Sklar A. Dillon RB GB
39 Stephen Close T. Etienne RB JAC
40 David Woods J. Allen QB BUF
41 Trenton Clifton D. Waller TE LV
42 Yannick Devost C. Godwin WR TB
Round 4
Pos Team Player
43 Yannick Devost B. Cooks WR HOU
44 Trenton Clifton B. Hall RB NYJ
45 David Woods J. Waddle WR MIA
46 Stephen Close T. McLaurin WR WAS
47 Dave Richard/Sam Sklar M. Thomas WR NO
48 Zachary Hudnall M. Brown WR ARI
49 Jamey Eisenberg/Todd Rones D. Pierce RB HOU
50 Lindsay Wolfe G. Davis WR BUF
51 David Klein J. Dobbins RB BAL
52 Cassidy Skaggs P. Mahomes QB KC
53 Ruth Allanbrook J. Herbert QB LAC
54 Chris Warner L. Jackson QB BAL
55 Heath Cummings D. Johnson WR PIT
56 Adam Aizer C. Edmonds RB MIA
Round 5
Pos Team Player
57 Adam Aizer A. Robinson WR LAR
58 Heath Cummings J. Hurts QB PHI
59 Chris Warner G. Kittle TE SF
60 Ruth Allanbrook J. Jeudy WR DEN
61 Cassidy Skaggs C. Akers RB LAR
62 David Klein J. Smith-Schuster WR KC
63 Lindsay Wolfe K. Murray QB ARI
64 Jamey Eisenberg/Todd Rones D. Goedert TE PHI
65 Zachary Hudnall D. Metcalf WR SEA
66 Dave Richard/Sam Sklar J. Jacobs RB LV
67 Stephen Close A. Thielen WR MIN
68 David Woods E. Mitchell RB SF
69 Trenton Clifton A. St. Brown WR DET
70 Yannick Devost D. Mooney WR CHI
Round 6
Pos Team Player
71 Yannick Devost C. Edwards-Helaire RB KC
72 Trenton Clifton A. Lazard WR GB
73 David Woods R. Bateman WR BAL
74 Stephen Close T. Pollard RB DAL
75 Dave Richard/Sam Sklar K. Hunt RB CLE
76 Zachary Hudnall A. Gibson RB WAS
77 Jamey Eisenberg/Todd Rones C. Kirk WR JAC
78 Lindsay Wolfe R. Penny RB SEA
79 David Klein R. Stevenson RB NE
80 Cassidy Skaggs M. Sanders RB PHI
81 Ruth Allanbrook T. Hockenson TE DET
82 Chris Warner E. Moore WR NYJ
83 Heath Cummings A. Cooper WR CLE
84 Adam Aizer D. Singletary RB BUF
Round 7
Pos Team Player
85 Adam Aizer C. Kmet TE CHI
86 Heath Cummings D. Harris RB NE
87 Chris Warner K. Gainwell RB PHI
88 Ruth Allanbrook B. Aiyuk WR SF
89 Cassidy Skaggs G. Pickens WR PIT
90 David Klein D. Smith WR PHI
91 Lindsay Wolfe N. Hines RB IND
92 Jamey Eisenberg/Todd Rones H. Renfrow WR LV
93 Zachary Hudnall R. Wilson QB DEN
94 Dave Richard/Sam Sklar T. Brady QB TB
95 Stephen Close Z. Ertz TE ARI
96 David Woods D. Hopkins WR ARI
97 Trenton Clifton J. Burrow QB CIN
98 Yannick Devost D. London WR ATL
Round 8
Pos Team Player
99 Yannick Devost C. Patterson RB ATL
100 Trenton Clifton R. Woods WR TEN
101 David Woods D. Henderson RB LAR
102 Stephen Close D. Prescott QB DAL
103 Dave Richard/Sam Sklar K. Walker III RB SEA
104 Zachary Hudnall M. Gordon RB DEN
105 Jamey Eisenberg/Todd Rones K. Cousins QB MIN
106 Lindsay Wolfe N. Collins WR HOU
107 David Klein T. Lance QB SF
108 Cassidy Skaggs I. Pacheco RB KC
109 Ruth Allanbrook T. Lockett WR SEA
110 Chris Warner T. Burks WR TEN
111 Heath Cummings M. Carter RB NYJ
112 Adam Aizer A. Rodgers QB GB
Round 9
Pos Team Player
113 Adam Aizer K. Toney WR NYG
114 Heath Cummings J. Robinson RB JAC
115 Chris Warner J. Dotson WR WAS
116 Ruth Allanbrook J. Cook RB BUF
117 Cassidy Skaggs I. McKenzie WR BUF
118 David Klein J. Fields QB CHI
119 Lindsay Wolfe T. Allgeier RB ATL
120 Jamey Eisenberg/Todd Rones A. Mattison RB MIN
121 Zachary Hudnall P. Freiermuth TE PIT
122 Dave Richard/Sam Sklar C. Claypool WR PIT
123 Stephen Close D. Parker WR NE
124 David Woods D. Knox TE BUF
125 Trenton Clifton B. Robinson Jr. RB WAS
126 Yannick Devost M. Stafford QB LAR
Round 10
Pos Team Player
127 Yannick Devost R. Gage WR TB
128 Trenton Clifton C. Olave WR NO
129 David Woods R. Moore WR ARI
130 Stephen Close S. Moore WR KC
131 Dave Richard/Sam Sklar Z. White RB LV
132 Zachary Hudnall M. Valdes-Scantling WR KC
133 Jamey Eisenberg/Todd Rones R. Mostert RB MIA
134 Lindsay Wolfe J. Jones WR TB
135 David Klein R. White RB TB
136 Cassidy Skaggs G. Wilson WR NYJ
137 Ruth Allanbrook M. Gallup WR DAL
138 Chris Warner K. Herbert RB CHI
139 Heath Cummings J. Williams RB DET
140 Adam Aizer D. Carr QB LV
Round 11
Pos Team Player
141 Adam Aizer J. Wilson RB SF
142 Heath Cummings M. Ingram RB NO
143 Chris Warner R. Doubs WR GB
144 Ruth Allanbrook K. Osborn WR MIN
145 Cassidy Skaggs M. Hardman WR KC
146 David Klein J. Tolbert WR DAL
147 Lindsay Wolfe J. McKissic RB WAS
148 Jamey Eisenberg/Todd Rones M. Davis RB BAL
149 Zachary Hudnall A. Hooper TE TEN
150 Dave Richard/Sam Sklar C. Watson WR GB
151 Stephen Close D. Chark WR DET
152 David Woods G. Everett TE LAC
153 Trenton Clifton G. Edwards RB BAL
154 Yannick Devost T. Lawrence QB JAC
Round 12
Pos Team Player
155 Yannick Devost I. Smith TE MIN
156 Trenton Clifton E. McPherson K CIN
157 David Woods T. Davis-Price RB SF
158 Stephen Close A. Abdullah RB LV
159 Dave Richard/Sam Sklar D. Njoku TE CLE
160 Zachary Hudnall J. Tucker K BAL
161 Jamey Eisenberg/Todd Rones J. Palmer WR LAC
162 Lindsay Wolfe Patriots DST NE
163 David Klein J. McKinnon RB KC
164 Cassidy Skaggs T. Boyd WR CIN
165 Ruth Allanbrook I. Spiller RB LAC
166 Chris Warner A. Pierce WR IND
167 Heath Cummings T. Higbee TE LAR
168 Adam Aizer J. Williams WR DET
Round 13
Pos Team Player
169 Adam Aizer Z. Moss RB BUF
170 Heath Cummings E. Engram TE JAC
171 Chris Warner J. Winston QB NO
172 Ruth Allanbrook W. Robinson WR NYG
173 Cassidy Skaggs T. Tagovailoa QB MIA
174 David Klein J. Warren RB PIT
175 Lindsay Wolfe J. Meyers WR NE
176 Jamey Eisenberg/Todd Rones E. Benjamin RB ARI
177 Zachary Hudnall M. Ryan QB IND
178 Dave Richard/Sam Sklar Rams DST LAR
179 Stephen Close K. Williams RB LAR
180 David Woods Bills DST BUF
181 Trenton Clifton M. Mack RB HOU
182 Yannick Devost 49ers DST SF
Round 14
Pos Team Player
183 Yannick Devost Z. Jones WR JAC
184 Trenton Clifton D. Watson QB CLE
185 David Woods T. Bass K BUF
186 Stephen Close Broncos DST DEN
187 Dave Richard/Sam Sklar P. Campbell WR IND
188 Zachary Hudnall M. Jones WR JAC
189 Jamey Eisenberg/Todd Rones Ravens DST BAL
190 Lindsay Wolfe J. Landry WR NO
191 David Klein Buccaneers DST TB
192 Cassidy Skaggs Saints DST NO
193 Ruth Allanbrook M. Gay K LAR
194 Chris Warner Colts DST IND
195 Heath Cummings Browns DST CLE
196 Adam Aizer Packers DST GB
Round 15
Pos Team Player
197 Adam Aizer H. Butker K KC
198 Heath Cummings D. Carlson K LV
199 Chris Warner M. Prater K ARI
200 Ruth Allanbrook Chargers DST LAC
201 Cassidy Skaggs R. Succop K TB
202 David Klein G. Joseph K MIN
203 Lindsay Wolfe J. Elliott K PHI
204 Jamey Eisenberg/Todd Rones R. Gould K SF
205 Zachary Hudnall Titans DST TEN
206 Dave Richard/Sam Sklar D. Hopkins K LAC
207 Stephen Close N. Folk K NE
208 David Woods B. Scott RB PHI
209 Trenton Clifton Cowboys DST DAL
210 Yannick Devost R. Blankenship K IND

Team by Team

Adam Aizer
Rd Pk Player
1 1 J. Taylor RB IND
2 28 K. Allen WR LAC
3 29 C. Sutton WR DEN
4 56 C. Edmonds RB MIA
5 57 A. Robinson WR LAR
6 84 D. Singletary RB BUF
7 85 C. Kmet TE CHI
8 112 A. Rodgers QB GB
9 113 K. Toney WR NYG
10 140 D. Carr QB LV
11 141 J. Wilson RB SF
12 168 J. Williams WR DET
13 169 Z. Moss RB BUF
14 196 Packers DST GB
15 197 H. Butker K KC
Heath Cummings
Rd Pk Player
1 2 C. McCaffrey RB CAR
2 27 A. Brown WR PHI
3 30 D. Moore WR CAR
4 55 D. Johnson WR PIT
5 58 J. Hurts QB PHI
6 83 A. Cooper WR CLE
7 86 D. Harris RB NE
8 111 M. Carter RB NYJ
9 114 J. Robinson RB JAC
10 139 J. Williams RB DET
11 142 M. Ingram RB NO
12 167 T. Higbee TE LAR
13 170 E. Engram TE JAC
14 195 Browns DST CLE
15 198 D. Carlson K LV
Chris Warner
Rd Pk Player
1 3 D. Henry RB TEN
2 26 M. Evans WR TB
3 31 N. Chubb RB CLE
4 54 L. Jackson QB BAL
5 59 G. Kittle TE SF
6 82 E. Moore WR NYJ
7 87 K. Gainwell RB PHI
8 110 T. Burks WR TEN
9 115 J. Dotson WR WAS
10 138 K. Herbert RB CHI
11 143 R. Doubs WR GB
12 166 A. Pierce WR IND
13 171 J. Winston QB NO
14 194 Colts DST IND
15 199 M. Prater K ARI
Ruth Allanbrook
Rd Pk Player
1 4 A. Ekeler RB LAC
2 25 M. Pittman WR IND
3 32 J. Conner RB ARI
4 53 J. Herbert QB LAC
5 60 J. Jeudy WR DEN
6 81 T. Hockenson TE DET
7 88 B. Aiyuk WR SF
8 109 T. Lockett WR SEA
9 116 J. Cook RB BUF
10 137 M. Gallup WR DAL
11 144 K. Osborn WR MIN
12 165 I. Spiller RB LAC
13 172 W. Robinson WR NYG
14 193 M. Gay K LAR
15 200 Chargers DST LAC
Cassidy Skaggs
Rd Pk Player
1 5 C. Lamb WR DAL
2 24 T. Higgins WR CIN
3 33 D. Schultz TE DAL
4 52 P. Mahomes QB KC
5 61 C. Akers RB LAR
6 80 M. Sanders RB PHI
7 89 G. Pickens WR PIT
8 108 I. Pacheco RB KC
9 117 I. McKenzie WR BUF
10 136 G. Wilson WR NYJ
11 145 M. Hardman WR KC
12 164 T. Boyd WR CIN
13 173 T. Tagovailoa QB MIA
14 192 Saints DST NO
15 201 R. Succop K TB
David Klein
Rd Pk Player
1 6 J. Jefferson WR MIN
2 23 K. Pitts TE ATL
3 34 M. Williams WR LAC
4 51 J. Dobbins RB BAL
5 62 J. Smith-Schuster WR KC
6 79 R. Stevenson RB NE
7 90 D. Smith WR PHI
8 107 T. Lance QB SF
9 118 J. Fields QB CHI
10 135 R. White RB TB
11 146 J. Tolbert WR DAL
12 163 J. McKinnon RB KC
13 174 J. Warren RB PIT
14 191 Buccaneers DST TB
15 202 G. Joseph K MIN
Lindsay Wolfe
Rd Pk Player
1 7 C. Kupp WR LAR
2 22 M. Andrews TE BAL
3 35 D. Montgomery RB CHI
4 50 G. Davis WR BUF
5 63 K. Murray QB ARI
6 78 R. Penny RB SEA
7 91 N. Hines RB IND
8 106 N. Collins WR HOU
9 119 T. Allgeier RB ATL
10 134 J. Jones WR TB
11 147 J. McKissic RB WAS
12 162 Patriots DST NE
13 175 J. Meyers WR NE
14 190 J. Landry WR NO
15 203 J. Elliott K PHI
Jamey Eisenberg/Todd Rones
Rd Pk Player
1 8 D. Cook RB MIN
2 21 T. Hill WR MIA
3 36 D. Samuel WR SF
4 49 D. Pierce RB HOU
5 64 D. Goedert TE PHI
6 77 C. Kirk WR JAC
7 92 H. Renfrow WR LV
8 105 K. Cousins QB MIN
9 120 A. Mattison RB MIN
10 133 R. Mostert RB MIA
11 148 M. Davis RB BAL
12 161 J. Palmer WR LAC
13 176 E. Benjamin RB ARI
14 189 Ravens DST BAL
15 204 R. Gould K SF
Zachary Hudnall
Rd Pk Player
1 9 J. Mixon RB CIN
2 20 L. Fournette RB TB
3 37 E. Elliott RB DAL
4 48 M. Brown WR ARI
5 65 D. Metcalf WR SEA
6 76 A. Gibson RB WAS
7 93 R. Wilson QB DEN
8 104 M. Gordon RB DEN
9 121 P. Freiermuth TE PIT
10 132 M. Valdes-Scantling WR KC
11 149 A. Hooper TE TEN
12 160 J. Tucker K BAL
13 177 M. Ryan QB IND
14 188 M. Jones WR JAC
15 205 Titans DST TEN
Dave Richard/Sam Sklar
Rd Pk Player
1 10 T. Kelce TE KC
2 19 D. Adams WR LV
3 38 A. Dillon RB GB
4 47 M. Thomas WR NO
5 66 J. Jacobs RB LV
6 75 K. Hunt RB CLE
7 94 T. Brady QB TB
8 103 K. Walker III RB SEA
9 122 C. Claypool WR PIT
10 131 Z. White RB LV
11 150 C. Watson WR GB
12 159 D. Njoku TE CLE
13 178 Rams DST LAR
14 187 P. Campbell WR IND
15 206 D. Hopkins K LAC
Stephen Close
Rd Pk Player
1 11 N. Harris RB PIT
2 18 J. Williams RB DEN
3 39 T. Etienne RB JAC
4 46 T. McLaurin WR WAS
5 67 A. Thielen WR MIN
6 74 T. Pollard RB DAL
7 95 Z. Ertz TE ARI
8 102 D. Prescott QB DAL
9 123 D. Parker WR NE
10 130 S. Moore WR KC
11 151 D. Chark WR DET
12 158 A. Abdullah RB LV
13 179 K. Williams RB LAR
14 186 Broncos DST DEN
15 207 N. Folk K NE
David Woods
Rd Pk Player
1 12 J. Chase WR CIN
2 17 S. Barkley RB NYG
3 40 J. Allen QB BUF
4 45 J. Waddle WR MIA
5 68 E. Mitchell RB SF
6 73 R. Bateman WR BAL
7 96 D. Hopkins WR ARI
8 101 D. Henderson RB LAR
9 124 D. Knox TE BUF
10 129 R. Moore WR ARI
11 152 G. Everett TE LAC
12 157 T. Davis-Price RB SF
13 180 Bills DST BUF
14 185 T. Bass K BUF
15 208 B. Scott RB PHI
Trenton Clifton
Rd Pk Player
1 13 A. Jones RB GB
2 16 S. Diggs WR BUF
3 41 D. Waller TE LV
4 44 B. Hall RB NYJ
5 69 A. St. Brown WR DET
6 72 A. Lazard WR GB
7 97 J. Burrow QB CIN
8 100 R. Woods WR TEN
9 125 B. Robinson Jr. RB WAS
10 128 C. Olave WR NO
11 153 G. Edwards RB BAL
12 156 E. McPherson K CIN
13 181 M. Mack RB HOU
14 184 D. Watson QB CLE
15 209 Cowboys DST DAL
Yannick Devost
Rd Pk Player
1 14 A. Kamara RB NO
2 15 D. Swift RB DET
3 42 C. Godwin WR TB
4 43 B. Cooks WR HOU
5 70 D. Mooney WR CHI
6 71 C. Edwards-Helaire RB KC
7 98 D. London WR ATL
8 99 C. Patterson RB ATL
9 126 M. Stafford QB LAR
10 127 R. Gage WR TB
11 154 T. Lawrence QB JAC
12 155 I. Smith TE MIN
13 182 49ers DST SF
14 183 Z. Jones WR JAC
15 210 R. Blankenship K IND

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