2022 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: 12-team, PPR results as preseason begins

Fantasy Football Mock Draft: 12-team, PPR results originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

NFL training camp is in full swing and preseason games are about to start, which means fantasy football drafts are right around the corner.

If you only have so much time to prep and you don't feel like spending a ton of time sitting in a mock draft lobby, fear not. A staff of NBC Sports Washington writers and video editors/producers got together for a 12-team fantasy football mock draft to give you an idea of how a given draft could shake out.

Fantasy opinions change over the course of a summer, and after mock drafting before training camp began, we bring you one that will feature several risers and fallers from the previous installment.

Draft order

1. Team Tyler 
2. Team DePrisco 
3. Team Cadeaux 
4. Team Bijan
5. Team Byrum
6. Team Ethan
7. Team Cory
8. Team Todd
9. Team Skloff
10. Team Weyrich
11. Team Matt
12. Team Mike

This is a mock draft for a PPR league, giving one point to players per each reception they make during games.

Round 1

1

Team Tyler

RB Jonathan Taylor (IND)

Prev: 1

2

Team DePrisco

RB Austin Ekeler (LAC)

2

3

Team Cadeaux

RB Christian McCaffrey (CAR)

4

4

Team Bijan

RB Najee Harris (PIT)

5

5

Team Byrum

WR Cooper Kupp (LAR)

8

6

Team Ethan

WR Justin Jefferson (MIN)

9

7

Team Cory

RB Derrick Henry (TEN)

3

8

Team Todd

WR Ja'Marr Chase (CIN)

7

9

Team Skloff

RB Dalvin Cook (MIN)

6

10

Team Weyrich

RB Joe Mixon (CIN)

11

11

Team Matt

WR Deebo Samuel (SF)

12

12

Team Mike

RB D'Andre Swift (DET)

14

Analysis: Not a lot of surprises in the first round with a few weeks of training camp already in the books. Running back remains the premium position in fantasy football, as this first round saw 8-of-12 picks devoted to that spot. There's a steep drop-off after roughly the fourth round, so it'd be wise to lock up a good running back early.

Round 2

13

Team Mike

WR Stefon Diggs (BUF)

Prev: 16

14

Team Matt

RB Alvin Kamara (NO)

10

15

Team Weyrich

WR CeeDee Lamb (DAL)

20

16

Team Skloff

RB Aaron Jones (GB)

15

17

Team Todd

RB Javonte Williams (DEN)

24

18

Team Cory

WR Davante Adams (LV)

13

19

Team Ethan

RB Leonard Fournette (TB)

21

20

Team Byrum

WR Tyreek Hill (MIA)

28

21

Team Bijan

RB James Conner (ARI)

17

22

Team Cadeaux

WR Mike Evans (TB)

23

23

Team DePrisco

TE Travis Kelce (KC)

30

24

Team Tyler

RB Cam Akers (LAR)

32

Analysis: After eight running backs came off the board in Round 1, six more went in Round 2. Javonte Williams jumped seven spots this time around while Cam Akers climbed eight spots himself. If you're able to get good running backs early you might be able to find more value at receiver later on.

Round 3

25

Team Tyler

WR Keenan Allen (LAC)

Prev: 25

26

Team DePrisco

WR A.J. Brown (PHI)

31

27

Team Cadeaux

RB Saquon Barkley (NYG)

18

28

Team Bijan

WR DJ Moore (CAR)

37

29

Team Byrum

WR Tee Higgins (CIN)

26

30

Team Ethan

RB Nick Chubb (CLE)

19

31

Team Cory

TE Mark Andrews (BAL)

33

32

Team Todd

RB J.K. Dobbins (BAL)

46

33

Team Skloff

WR Jaylen Waddle (MIA)

34

34

Team Weyrich

RB David Montgomery (CHI)

29

35

Team Matt

WR Michael Pittman Jr. (IND)

35

36

Team Mike

WR Terry McLaurin (WSH)

27

Analysis: This may be a PPR league, but Team Ethan found good value snagging Nick Chubb in the third, 11 spots later than he was drafted the first time around. Ravens running back JK Dobbins also saw a fast rise after coming off the PUP list.

Round 4

37

Team Mike

RB Breece Hall (NYJ)

Prev: 39

38

Team Matt

WR Mike Williams (LAC)

38

39

Team Weyrich

QB Josh Allen (BUF)

40

40

Team Skloff

TE George Kittle (SF)

49

41

Team Todd

RB Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)

36

42

Team Cory

RB Antonio Gibson (WSH)

57

43

Team Ethan

TE Kyle Pitts (ATL)

52

44

Team Byrum

RB Miles Sanders (PHI)

78

45

Team Bijan

WR Brandin Cooks (HOU)

47

46

Team Cadeaux

WR Diontae Johnson (PIT)

45

47

Team DePrisco

RB Elijah Mitchell (SF)

64

48

Team Tyler

QB Patrick Mahomes (KC)

42

Analysis: Running backs continue to fly off the board in this draft, as Miles Sanders (34) and Elijah Mitchell (17) were picked well before they were in the first mock draft. It's also worth noting the first quarterbacks went in the fourth round as well in Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes. The fourth round seems to be the time to start taking QBs.

Related: 12-team, PPR fantasy mock draft before training camp

Round 5

49

Team Tyler

WR Jerry Jeudy (DEN)

Prev: 44

50

Team DePrisco

WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (DET)

41

51

Team Cadeaux

QB Justin Herbert (LAC)

62

52

Team Bijan

RB Josh Jacobs (LV)

59

53

Team Byrum

QB Lamar Jackson (BAL)

63

54

Team Ethan

WR Michael Thomas (NO)

58

55

Team Cory

WR Courtland Sutton (DEN)

60

56

Team Todd

WR Marquise Brown (ARI)

48

57

Team Skloff

RB Cordarrelle Patterson (ATL)

22

58

Team Weyrich

WR DK Metcalf (SEA)

43

59

Team Matt

RB Travis Etienne Jr. (JAX)

61

60

Team Mike

TE Darren Waller (LV)

53

Analysis: Here we take notice of Cordarrelle Patterson's steep fall down the draft. After becoming a waiver wire superstar last season as the Falcons' starting running back, Patterson still has plenty of fantasy value. Just maybe not second-round fantasy value.

Round 6

61

Team Mike

WR Darnell Mooney (CHI)

Prev: 50

62

Team Matt

TE Dalton Schultz (DAL)

74

63

Team Weyrich

WR Rashod Bateman (BAL)

86

64

Team Skloff

WR Gabriel Davis (BUF)

91

65

Team Todd

WR Chris Godwin (TB)

51

66

Team Cory

RB Devin Singletary (BUF)

71

67

Team Ethan

WR Amari Cooper (CLE)

54

68

Team Byrum

RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC)

92

69

Team Bijan

TE T.J. Hockenson (DET)

75

70

Team Cadeaux

WR Allen Robinson II (LAR)

69

71

Team DePrisco

QB Dak Prescott (DAL)

70

72

Team Tyler

WR Adam Thielen (MIN)

72

Analysis: There's not a ton to note in this round. Running backs continue to go earlier than anticipated while the last of the "great" tight end targets come off the board at No. 69. After Hockenson, the number of viable tight end options in the draft starts to dwindle.

Round 7

73

Team Tyler

TE Dallas Goedert (PHI)

Prev: 80

74

Team DePrisco

WR DeVonta Smith (PHI)

77

75

Team Cadeaux

WR Elijah Moore (NYJ)

81

76

Team Bijan

WR Drake London (ATL)

87

77

Team Byrum

WR Hunter Renfrow (LV)

65

78

Team Ethan

QB Kyler Murray (ARI)

56

79

Team Cory

QB Joe Burrow (CIN)

67

80

Team Todd

TE Zach Ertz (ARI)

82

81

Team Skloff

QB Russell Wilson (DEN)

95

82

Team Weyrich

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (KC)

83

83

Team Matt

WR Tyler Lockett (SEA)

100

84

Team Mike

QB Jalen Hurts (PHI)

76

Analysis: Team Ethan finds value once again by snagging Kyler Murray in the seventh, 22 picks later than the last mock. Murray and the Cardinals' offseason has been shaky to say the least, but Murray still has the ability to put up points in a hurry. Just don't rely on him too heavily later in the season when defenses figure out Kliff Kingsbury's offense again.

Round 8

85

Team Mike

RB Damien Harris (NE)

Prev: 88

86

Team Matt

QB Tom Brady (TB)

73

87

Team Weyrich

WR Christian Kirk (JAX)

93

88

Team Skloff

WR Kadarius Toney (NYG)

102

89

Team Todd

QB Aaron Rodgers (GB)

68

90

Team Cory

RB Rhamondre Stevenson (NE)

110

91

Team Ethan

WR Brandon Aiyuk (SF)

99

92

Team Byrum

RB Tony Pollard (DAL)

85

93

Team Bijan

QB Matthew Stafford (LAR)

84

94

Team Cadeaux

RB Kareem Hunt (CLE)

89

95

Team DePrisco

WR Treylon Burks (TEN)

101

96

Team Tyler

WR Allen Lazard (GB)

109

Analysis: Two Patriots running backs get selected here in Round 8, with Rhamondre Stevenson getting picked five spots behind presumed starter Damien Harris. Starting the right Patriots running back week to week can feel like trying to predict the weather with binoculars, but there should be plenty of volume near the goal line for at least one of those guys this season.

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Round 9

97

Team Tyler

RB AJ Dillon (GB)

Prev: 66

98

Team DePrisco

RB Kenneth Walker III (SEA)

146

99

Team Cadeaux

TE Pat Freiermuth (PIT)

107

100

Team Bijan

RB James Robinson (JAX)

122

101

Team Byrum

TE Mike Gesicki (MIA)

113

102

Team Ethan

WR DeAndre Hopkins (ARI)

96

103

Team Cory

TE Dawson Knox (BUF)

55

104

Team Todd

RB Ronald Jones II (KC)

106

105

Team Skloff

RB Melvin Gordon III (DEN)

94

106

Team Weyrich

RB Rashaad Penny (SEA)

112

107

Team Matt

WR Robert Woods (TEN)

105

108

Team Mike

WR Garrett Wilson (NYJ)

104

Analysis: Round 9 featured a heavy riser in Seahawks rookie Kenneth Walker III and a massive faller in Bills tight end Dawson Knox. Knox has a high ceiling in a pass-heavy Buffalo offense, but there are a lot of mouths to feed on that unit after Gabriel Davis' coming out party in the AFC playoffs.

Round 10

109

Team Mike

WR Jakobi Meyers (NE)

Prev: 118

110

Team Matt

WR Chris Olave (NO)

79

111

Team Weyrich

RB Chase Edmonds (MIA)

90

112

Team Skloff

WR Skyy Moore (KC)

103

113

Team Todd

WR Chase Claypool (PIT)

98

114

Team Cory

WR Tyler Boyd (CIN)

115

115

Team Ethan

RB James Cook (BUF)

117

116

Team Byrum

WR Jahan Dotson (WSH)

121

117

Team Bijan

WR Jarvis Landry (NO)

111

118

Team Cadeaux

TE Hunter Henry (NE)

108

119

Team DePrisco

WR Russell Gage (TB)

131

120

Team Tyler

RB Nyheim Hines (IND)

120

Analysis: Round 10 proved to be the round of the rookie receiver. Chris Olave, Skyy Moore and Washington's own Jahan Dotson went off the board and besides Olave, got drafted in similar spots to last time. Dotson and Moore could prove to be steals later this season if they can develop chemistry with their respective quarterbacks. By all accounts, Dotson has.

Round 11

121

Team Tyler

WR Robbie Anderson (CAR)

Prev: 171

122

Team DePrisco

TE Noah Fant (SEA)

149

123

Team Cadeaux

WR Kenny Golladay (NYG)

119

124

Team Bijan

Bills D/ST

127

125

Team Byrum

49ers D/ST

144

126

Team Ethan

RB Raheem Mostert (MIA)

135

127

Team Cory

Ravens D/ST

137

128

Team Todd

Saints D/ST

125

129

Team Skloff

Browns D/ST

170

130

Team Weyrich

TE Irv Smith Jr. (MIN)

160

131

Team Matt

WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (KC)

143

132

Team Mike

TE Cole Kmet (CHI)

157

Analysis: Here come the defenses. Team Bijan got things started by snagging the Bills 124th overall, while the 49ers, Ravens, Saints and Browns were selected shortly after. There isn't a clear-cut No. 1 fantasy defense entering the season, so securing any of the five selected in Round 11 would be a fine decision.

Round 12

133

Team Mike

Steelers D/ST

Prev: ND

134

Team Matt

RB J.D. McKissic (WSH)

134

135

Team Weyrich

TE David Njoku (CLE)

155

136

Team Skloff

RB Dameon Pierce (HOU)

161

137

Team Todd

RB Michael Carter (NYJ)

97

138

Team Cory

WR Christian Watson (GB)

129

139

Team Ethan

Packers D/ST

136

140

Team Byrum

QB Kirk Cousins (MIN)

159

141

Team Bijan

WR Rondale Moore (ARI)

173

142

Team Cadeaux

Buccaneers D/ST

191

143

Team DePrisco

Rams D/ST

130

144

Team Tyler

QB Derek Carr (LV)

116

Analysis: Round 12 features more defenses, a few rookies and quarterbacks. Michael Carter took a steep dive down the draft this time, however. Rookie Breece Hall's presence in the Jets' backfield will certainly limit Carter's fantasy ceiling this year.

Round 13

145

Team Tyler

Colts D/ST

Prev: 190

146

Team DePrisco

QB Trevor Lawrence (JAX)

145

147

Team Cadeaux

QB Trey Lance (SF)

124

148

Team Bijan

RB Chuba Hubbard (CAR)

ND

149

Team Byrum

WR Jalen Tolbert (DAL)

ND

150

Team Ethan

WR Marvin Jones Jr. (JAX)

183

151

Team Cory

K Graham Gano (NYG)

138

152

Team Todd

WR Jameson Williams (DET)

158

153

Team Skloff

TE Logan Thomas (WSH)

ND

154

Team Weyrich

WR DeVante Parker (NE)

141

155

Team Matt

WR Joshua Palmer (LAC)

189

156

Team Mike

QB Tua Tagovailoa (MIA)

177

Analysis: And we have our first kicker drafted with Team Cory selecting Giants kicker Graham Gano in the 13th round. Gano wasn't a top 10 kicker a year ago mostly due to the lack of extra points he attempted, so if New York's offense improves under Brian Daboll, Gano could be a top fantasy option once again.

Round 14

157

Team Mike

K Evan McPherson (CIN)

Prev: 153

158

Team Matt

Broncos D/ST

179

159

Team Weyrich

WR Nico Collins (HOU)

ND

160

Team Skloff

QB Matt Ryan (IND)

114

161

Team Todd

K Justin Tucker (BAL)

123

162

Team Cory

RB Khalil Herbert (CHI)

126

163

Team Ethan

WR Mecole Hardman (KC)

166

164

Team Byrum

K Harrison Butker (KC)

156

165

Team Bijan

K Matt Gay (LAR)

152

166

Team Cadeaux

RB Marlon Mack (HOU)

148

167

Team DePrisco

K Daniel Carlson (LV)

154

168

Team Tyler

WR Michael Gallup (DAL)

169

Analysis: At this stage of the draft, you'll start seeing more kickers go off the board and if it's not a kicker getting picked, it'll most likely be a player a team is taking a flier on. These players are all likely to get released during Week 1 waiver wire mayhem, so you might as well swing big.

Round 15

169

Team Tyler

K Tyler Bass (BUF)

Prev: 168

170

Team DePrisco

WR Julio Jones (TB)

ND

171

Team Cadeaux

WR George Pickens (PIT)

176

172

Team Bijan

RB Alexander Mattison (MIN)

132

173

Team Byrum

RB Darrell Henderson Jr. (LAR)

140

174

Team Ethan

K Brandon McManus (DEN)

163

175

Team Cory

WR Corey Davis (NYJ)

162

176

Team Todd

WR DJ Chark Jr. (DET)

181

177

Team Skloff

K Joey Slye (WSH)

ND

178

Team Weyrich

Commanders D/ST

165

179

Team Matt

RB Jamaal Williams (DET)

192

180

Team Mike

RB Zamir White (LV)

ND

Analysis: Of all the swings taken here, George Pickens could be the biggest. His talent is undeniable but consistency and maturity were issues in college. If he can put it all together though, he's the kind of receiver who can make Mitchell Trubisky look like an All-Pro.

Round 16

181

Team Mike

WR Curtis Samuel (WSH)

Prev: 175

182

Team Matt

K Dustin Hopkins (LAC)

ND

183

Team Weyrich

K Matt Prater (ARI)

172

184

Team Skloff

WR Alec Pierce (IND)

174

185

Team Todd

WR Jamison Crowder (BUF)

184

186

Team Cory

TE Evan Engram (JAX)

186

187

Team Ethan

WR Van Jefferson (LAR)

ND

188

Team Byrum

RB Gus Edwards (BAL)

147

189

Team Bijan

RB Rex Burkhead (HOU)

ND

190

Team Cadeaux

K Jake Elliott (PHI)

182

191

Team DePrisco

TE Tyler Higbee (LAR)

178

192

Team Tyler

RB Kenneth Gainwell (PHI)

ND

Analysis: Kenneth Gainwell is Mr. Irrelevant in this draft but don't sleep on his potential impact this season. Miles Sanders is in a contract year with the Eagles and has underwhelmed in three seasons since getting drafted in the second round. If Sanders struggles or gets hurt, Gainwell is next up in a run-heavy scheme with a great offensive line.