I am currently working on my 2022 rankings and the draft strategy for my 2 main dynasty leagues. Both leagues will draft only in July - I hate it, but what can you do.
For mock drafts, I use www.fantasymocks.com. It’s a very helpful tool, though it’s based on ADP only and does not consider current rosters in your league.
12 team, half PPR, SFLEX
QB: P Mahomes, J Herbert, M Trubisky, G Minshew, J Love
RB: A Ekeler, J Jacobs, D Harris (NE), M Carter, S Michel
WR: J Chase, D Johnson (PIT), A Cooper, G Davis, DJ Chark, J Meyers, M Hardman, KJ Osborn, J Palmer
TE: P Freiermuth, D Arnold (JAX)
Picks: 1.01, 1.12, 2.01, 2.12, 3.04, 4.01
Drafting rookies only.
Breece Hall, no questions asked.
1.12 & 2.01
I expect at least 1 QB and 2 RBs to come off the board between the 1.02 and the 1.11. We have 2 very QB-needy teams, and the league tends to be very RB-heavy in drafts, so it could be even more.
My plan is to draft 1 RB and 1 WR with these 2 consecutive picks. On the RB side, I am eyeing Isaiah Spiller, who would serve as both a handcuff and a potential successor for my Austin Ekeler.
On the WR side, the choice could come down to Pickens or Dotson, in which case I would pick the former. I have Diontae, who may move on next year. So again, Pickens would serve as both a handcuff and a potential successor for one of my starters. But knowing my league, I wouldn’t be surprised if only 2-3 WRs are picked in the first round, in which case I might even go after 2 WRs with these picks. Last year, I got Chase at 1.09, as the first WR to come off the board.
2.12 & 3.04
My priority at this point of the draft will be on RB. TDP and Hassan Haskins are 2 players I am quite high on. Davis-Price is a lottery ticket, but with huge upside. So is Haskins, who is one injury of an ageing high-volume RB away from becoming very fantasy relevant.
If both players are gone already, there should be some interesting WRs left on the board. Jalen Tolbert is one of my favorites around this time.
Romeo Doubs and Khalil Shakir are my favorites for my final pick. Velus Jones and Danny Gray could be intriguing options as well, though I don’t like their team situation. Cade Otton is another player that I like a lot, but I’m speculating that he will end up on the waiver wire.
12 team, full PPR, single QB
QB: T Lance, J Winston, D Jones
RB: T Etienne, R Jones, S Michel, JD McKissic ,K Gainwell, N Hines
WR: J Chase, M Pittman, J Waddle, J Meyers, V Jefferson (LAR), KJ Osborn, L Shenault
TE: D Schultz, P Freiermuth
Picks: 2.02, 2.09, 3.04, 4.02, 5.02
This one is obvious - I need startable RBs. Not the easiest situation without a 1st round pick, but here we are.
We draft rookies and free agents in this league, but the only interesting free agent is Tim Patrick, who will probably come off the board some time in the second round. So my focus will be entirely on rookies.
I expect at least Hall, Walker and James Cook to be off the board by this time. My selection may come down to what’s left of R White, I Spiller, D Pierce and T Allgeier. My favorite of this group is Dameon Pierce, as he has the best chance to become an immediate contributor. He may not be more than a low-end RB2, but that’s still an upgrade for my team.
If I am very lucky, Allgeier will still be there. If not, the choice will be down to Hassan Haskins, TDP or Keaontay Ingram. In that case, I’d pick Haskins.
Unless Zamir White falls down this far, I don’t expect an interesting RB option to be available anymore, so I will go after players like Jalen Tolbert, Khalil Shakir or Romeo Doubs here.
4.02 & 5.02
Best available RB/WR/TE. Snoop Conner is an option, as a handcuff for my Travis Etienne. Jerome Ford, Tyler Badie, Velus Jones or Greg Dulcich are other players I could see myself drafting at this point.
That’s it. Draft day can’t come soon enough. Looking forward to hearing your feedback on my draft thoughts.