Favorite fantasy football pickCorey Davis, Titans (Round 9, Pick 103). Everyone knows the Titans’ offense is underwhelming whenever they throw the ball. Davis was a top-30 WR last year, though, and is one of the most talented pass-catchers in football. He was the No. 40 receiver off the board in this mock draft, though. Nothing would suggest that Davis gets worse this season. If anything, he gets better. This isn’t a one-time undervaluing, either. He’s been thought of like this in available ADP data across drafts. That makes Davis an awesome value around the 100th pick of drafts (and even moreso in PPR). Worst fantasy pickNick Chubb, Browns (Round 2, Pick 16). Chubb is outside of our top 30, but for the second mock draft I’ve done in a row, he went early in the second round. It has to knock his value some that Kareem Hunt will get action after his eight-game suspension. Chubb also is arguably not any better than guys taken after him like Dalvin Cook, Joe Mixon and Kerryon Johnson. It’s not like someone reached six rounds early to take Chubb, but his consistent overvaluation in drafts is startling. To see the full results of the mock draft, including who I passed on, how some other teams were built, and some analysis about the picks, head over to WalterFootball.com! We’re fast approaching prime fantasy football draft season. If you’re like us, you’ve probably now spent weeks revising your rankings and cheat sheets while trying to find new sleepers after your old ones have gained too much helium already. In addition, you’ve probably crossed your fingers each time a new tweet reports an injury because no one likes dealing with preseason shakeups. This training camp has really had it all, with the holdouts and the frostbite and the helmet controversy. What better way to see how it all matters than by taking part in a mock draft?If your time is limited, you can accelerate your mock draft experience by using the FantasyPros Mock Draft Simulator. There, you’ll be able to pull off a full mock draft customized to your league’s rules in just minutes. DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2019 Fantasy Cheat SheetRecently, I participated in a mock draft hosted by Walter Cherepinsky of WalterFootball.com. It was a non-PPR, 12-team league. I went with the No. 11 pick in this mock, figuring I’d go with a different strategy than in my three previous mock drafts.PREVIOUS MOCKS: 12-team standard | 12-team PPR | 12-team SuperflexHeading in, my strategy hinged on grabbing one of our top-tier receivers with my first selection. After that, I hoped to grab Patrick Mahomes in the secon round, which might be a bit early but would shake up how the rest of my draft played out. Instead of the wait-on-QB strategy I’ve been employing, I went for the extreme opposite. I hoped the early quarterback pick would allow me to load up on RBs after that since I’d have none of the top options at the position.LISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY QB PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWLet’s see how my mock draft turned out.2019 STANDARD RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker | Top 200Fantasy Mock Draft: 12-team standard league*This draft was for a non-PPR league that starts 1 QB, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 TE, 1 FLEX, 1 D/ST, 1 K, and has 6 bench spotsJulio Jones, Falcons (Round 1, Pick 11). The No. 11 spot is territory past the best RBs. The draft started like we were back in 1999, with six-straight running backs and eight in the first 10 picks. That allowed me to snag Jones at 11. It’s kind of crazy that Jones never catches the number of touchdowns of some of the other best WRs, and it feels like with his physical tools, that has to change one year. He might have the best floor-ceiling combination at the wideout position, and is a perfect way to anchor myself right from the get go.Patrick Mahomes II, Chiefs (Round 2, Pick 14). In the grand scheme of things, this is probably a few picks early for Mahomes. A number of our top-tier receivers were still available and would’ve been perfect pairings with Julio. I’d waited on QB in all three of my prior mock drafts, though. Mahomes would surely have been gone by my next pick, so I decided I’d take the best fantasy quarterback and see how that would shape my team by the end of the mock. Especially with Andrew Luck’s injury question marks, Mahomes is more and more alone at the top of the QB rankings.Mark Ingram, Ravens (Round 3, Pick 35). As this pick approached, I started to feel like I’d really messed up my RB productivity by waiting this long. The more I thought about it, though, Ingram isn’t a bad guy as my RB1. Baltimore should run more than anyone in football this year, and Ingram is a big, bruising back behind a strong run-blocking line. He might not have quite the monster-season upside of the guys that went off the board in the first two rounds, but this feels OK.2019 PPR RANKINGS:Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | Top 200Tevin Coleman, 49ers (Round 4, Pick 38). Coleman remains inside the top 30 of our rankings even as sites and ADP everywhere else have him multiple rounds lower. The 49ers brought him in for a reason, and Jerick McKinnon’s nagging injuries make Coleman’s role even more secure. He was the No. 18 in fantasy as the “primary” back in Atlanta in 2018. There’s no reason he can’t replicate that in ’19, making him a solid grab for my second RB spot.Will Fuller V, Texans (Round 5, Pick 59). Fuller’s productivity this season should come down to his health. He’s in a pass-happy offense with the attention of the defense focused on his running mate DeAndre Hopkins. Fuller was No. 17 in fantasy points per game among WRs last year, so the productivity has already been there. This really felt like the only position I could pick at this point, having filled both my RB slots and QB. The first five TEs (Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz, George Kittle, Evan Engram, O.J. Howard) were already off the board, so taking the best available receiver made the most sense here.Kenyan Drake, Dolphins (Round 6, Pick 62). I was aware that Drake had showed up in a walking boot Wednesday when I made this pick, but there hadn’t really been much clarity yet. As of now, this certainly seems like a risky selection. Drake had already struggled to turn heads in camp and was looking at more of a carry split than we would’ve expected. It’s a fine pick to make for my FLEX spot, though, as Drake is of the last probable starting RBs to come off the board.DRAFT STRATEGY AND RANKINGS TIERS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/STJared Cook, Saints (Round 7, Pick 83). My other option at this point would have been taking one of two RB fliers in Ronald Jones II or Devin Singletary. I chose instead to fill out the offensive portion of my starting lineup with a tight end. My three prior mocks had seen me wait until double-digit rounds on TE twice, with me picking Travis Kelce in the third. Cook is firmly in the middle of the top 10, with his new team in New Orleans making him a bit of a mystery, but his talent and quarterback setting him up to have another good year. With Mahomes and Cook now in hand, I feel comfortable essentially only worrying about RBs and WRs the rest of the way (until defense and kicker in the final two rounds).Ronald Jones II, Buccaneers (Round 8, Pick 86). I wasn’t going to pass on Jones twice. His horrendous rookie year followed plenty of sleeper buzz and has turned most drafters off of him this season. He’s still the most talented back in Tampa, though. Bruce Arians’ offense has produced some big running back seasons. If Drake is hurt worse than expected, Jones should be able to fill my FLEX spot admirably for as long as Drake is out.Sterling Shepard, Giants (Round 9, Pick 107). Starting my draft with Julio definitely made me feel secure at the WR position, and that’s part of the reason that I didn’t get my third until the ninth round. Shepard is a good value here, though, as his fractured thumb should heal in time for the start of the season (or at the latest, Week 2). With Golden Tate suspended, Shepard will be an even more obvious top wideout in New York, but he shouldn’t relinquish that role when Tate returns. It’ll be nice to have a share of Shepard to see how he does with Odell Beckham Jr. out of town.MORE: Dollar values | IDP rankings | Best ball tips | Team namesJustin Jackson, Chargers (Round 10, Pick 110). I keep finding myself targeting Jackson in drafts. With each passing day, it seems less likely Melvin Gordon will play for the Chargers this season. That means Austin Ekeler and Jackson will somehow split the L.A. carries. It seems to me that Jackson is suited for the early-down and goal-line work in a productive offense. If things broke right, Jackson could have a season not all that different from Ingram’s.Adrian Peterson, Redskins (Round 11, Pick 131). Yeah, AP is well on the wrong side of 30 (he’s 34, to be exact). He showed last season that he still has some juice left in the tank, though. The key to Peterson’s 2019 is the health of Derrius Guice, and right now, that doesn’t look good. Guice could miss early-season action, setting Peterson up for a heavy workload in the early going. Coming off an 1,000-yard season, Peterson will be another insurance policy in the case that Drake isn’t ready Week 1.Courtland Sutton, Broncos (Round 12, Pick 134). Sutton’s a big-play wideout that will catch passes this season from the strong-armed (but erratic) Joe Flacco. Emmanuel Sanders is looking healthy, so he should cover the underneath routes in Denver and allow Sutton to get down the field. Picking my fourth wideout this late, I wanted to be confident that there was a solid role here right from the outset, which there should be for Sutton. Someone like Jakobi Meyers, who went a round later, felt too risky with the limited depth of my receiving group.FANTASY SLEEPERS: 8 QBs | 14 RBs | 11 WRs | 11 TEs | 6 D/STs | One from each teamMike Davis, Bears (Round 13, Pick 155). Anyone could tell in the first preseason game that David Montgomery looked good. Davis played the one series with Mitchell Trubisky, though, showing that Chicago expects him to have a role, too. Davis showed effectiveness both running and receiving the ball for Seattle last year, and Matt Nagy’s offense might have room for more than one rusher to make plays. Davis probably won’t have much standalone value if everyone in the Bears’ backfield is healthy, but he could also make the job his own. Worth a flier this late. This pick does mean I only end the draft with four WRs, but since this format only starts two and I have Julio, I feel fine with that and will just have to keep an eye on the waiver wire in the early going.Patriots D/ST (Round 14, Pick 158). New England has the easiest schedule in football and a strong defensive unit. The Pats’ Week 1 matchup with Pittsburgh isn’t great, but then they go Dolphins, Jets, Bills, Redskins and Giants. Give me the defense against all of those teams, for sure.Ka’imi Fairbairn, Texans (Round 15, Pick 179). Fairbairn is our No. 5 kicker and was the highest remaining on the board when I made this selection. He’s paired with a high-powered offense and has a strong, accurate leg. By the end of the draft, this is what my team looked like:StartersQB Patrick Mahomes, ChiefsRB Mark Ingram, RavensRB Tevin Coleman, 49ersWR Julio Jones, FalconsWR Will Fuller V, TexansTE Jared Cook, SaintsFLEX Kenyan Drake, Dolphins (if healthy)D/ST PatriotsK Ka’imi Fairbairn, TexansBenchRB Ronald Jones II, BuccaneersWR Sterling Shepard, GiantsRB Justin Jackson, ChargersRB Adrian Peterson, RedskinsWR Courtland Sutton, BroncosRB Mike Davis, BearsSEASON PREVIEW PODCASTS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/STThe first thing that stands out to me is the lack of backup QB and TE. The reality is that no one on the board in the later rounds would ever play for me aside from being a bye-week or injury fill-in. It’s a strategy I feel comfortable with at tight end, because multiple players will emerge on the waiver wire early in the season as reasonable options. There’s also really no reason to back up Mahomes at this point, especially since Kansas City’s bye doesn’t come until Week 12.Overall, drafting Mahomes early feels like it hindered my depth. Instead of Coleman being in my FLEX spot, he becomes one of my starting RBs. The same parallel can be made for Fuller at WR. That drop off probably is balanced out by starting Mahomes instead of someone like Kirk Cousins. It probably just hinges more on Mahomes’ 2018 season being mostly repeated this year. A huge regression from him would leave this roster in some trouble.
Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has officially opened the new premises of the North West Region Offices of MS Ireland in Letterkenny today.MS Ireland recently moved from their Office at Port Road, Letterkenny to a more permanent building at 28 Slieve Sneacht, Letterkenny.Speaking at the opening Senator Ó Domhnaill said: “I am delighted to have been asked by MS Ireland to officially open their new premises at 28 Slieve Sneacht today. “The Regional Offices provide a wider range of services and resources to the whole MS Community with the aim of providing timely, sensitive and accurate information and support to people with MS, their families and carers.“There are approximately 2.5 million Multiple Sclerosis suffers worldwide, with over 8,000 in Ireland alone. In Ireland, 250 people are diagnosed with MS every year and the highest rate is in the North West where 1 in 400 people are diagnosed with the disease.He added that the demand for neurology services in this region is overwhelming and we need additional resources between Letterkenny General Hospital and Sligo General Hospital.“I welcome the fact that there is a consultant neurologist at Sligo General, however this consultant is under increasing pressure to deal with the demand for services. “I am calling on the Minister for Health James Reilly and the HSE to seriously consider appointing a second neurologist in the North West region and to adopt the recommendations made in the 2003 Comhairle na nOspidéal report. The people who are still on the waiting list in Donegal and Sligo cannot be expected to wait endlessly to see a neurologist and get the care they need.“The Disabled Housing Grants must also be fully reinstated for people with genuine disabilities, who need adaptations to their homes. A review must be carried out of the current criteria for drivers tax concessions so that anyone diagnoses with MS automatically becomes eligible for these rebates. “The necessary physiotherapy services must be made available to people with MS throughout the country. Providing physiotherapy and exercise programme is essential to people with MS in order for them to live the life of their choice to the fullest.” Senator Ó Domhnaill concluded, “I would like to take this opportunity in commending the excellent work of MS Ireland, particularly the Regional Office team here in Donegal under the leadership of Catherine Peoples. I also want to commend the many volunteers across the county who have given their time and energy to help fundraise and provide support to MS suffers. I know that the new office here will provide excellent services to many people in the years ahead.”O DOMHNAILL OPENS MS REGIONAL OFFICE IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: March 5th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MS IrelandSenator Brian O’Domhnaill