I know what you are saying, “Another dynasty mock? You’re crazy. We haven’t even had the NFL Draft!” Since many dynasty football players, including myself, have the “sickness” all year-long, the guys here at DLF wanted to host it as a reference league for the pre-draft dynasty layout of the land. This time before the NFL Draft is especially fun as outside of Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, we have no idea where every rookie or the remaining free agents, for that matter, will end up.
The draft has fantastic representation from all the following: bleacherreport.com (Gary Davenport); draftsharks.com (Matt Schauf); footballguys.com (Sigmund Bloom and Jene Bramel); profootballfocus.com (Jeff Ratcliffe and Ross Miles); dynastyleaguefootball.com (Steve Wyremski); The IDP Guru (@OlingerIDPGuru); myself and a host of others from twitter.
You can check out the entire draft here: http://www30.myfantasyleague.com/2012/home/74461#0 .
1.01 Ray Rice, RB BAL
1.02 LeSean McCoy, RB PHI
1.03 Arian Foster, RB HOU
1.04 Calvin Johnson, WR DET
1.05 Aaron Rodgers, QB GB
1.06 Larry Fitzgerald, WR ARI
1.07 Rob Gronkowski, TE NE
1.08 Jimmy Graham, TE NO
1.09 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB JAX
1.10 Matt Forte, RB CHI
1.11 Chris Johnson, RB TEN
1.12 Cam Newton, QB CAR
The top five remains the same with some combination of Arian Foster, Ray Rice, LeSean McCoy, Calvin Johnson, and Aaron Rodgers. The tight ends in the form of Rob Gronkowski (1.07) and Jimmy Graham (1.08) went a bit too high for my taste. In leagues with premium tight end scoring (1.5 points per reception), I could understand the higher choice of those talented guys.
The best first round value was Cam Newton who I have seen go as high as 1.06. Yes, he is a second year player, but he ranked fourth overall in total points in this format last year. Even if he gets less goal line work, Cam should easily exceed his 1.12 draft spot.
To read about the next 9 rounds click here http://dynastyleaguefootball.com/2012/idp-dynasty-mock-draft-analysis