Very First Fantasy Football Experts Draft of 2017: Rookies Ahoy!

  • David Gonos

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Just when the excitement over the 2017 NFL Draft has finally faded and you know where the rookies are going and which veterans are in deep trouble, the RotoExperts and FNTSY experts have gotten together for the very first Fantasy Football experts draft of 2017!

This draft happened over the weekend, and they recorded it as a podcast on audioboom for your Fantasy Football listening pleasure.

So what are you going to learn from this initial mock draft?

Well, the first thing you should do is check out where the rookies landed. Secondly, how does the first round shake out over two months before training camp?

Third, which veterans appeared to have fallen in value – and where did they fall to?

Finally, where did some NFL free agents that moved from one team to another land in the first Fantasy Football experts draft of 2017?

Here’s who took part in this Fantasy Football mock draft:

Very First Fantasy Football Experts Draft of 2017

We’ll answer a handful of those questions below, but here’s the audioboom recording of the first mock draft of the year! This is a PPR mock draft, with 12 teams, with standard lineups.

Here’s a link to the draft results on

As far as the rookies, here’s where a few of the big-name rookies landed:

  • Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville: 3.05
  • Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati: 3.12
  • Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota: 4.07
  • Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina: 4.08
  • Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee: 5.07
  • O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay: 14.12

Some veterans that dropped in value since the 2017 NFL Draft:

  • Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati: 8.08
  • Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina: 12.02
  • Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati: 13.06
  • Rishard Matthews, WR, Tennessee: 6.12

Here’s where a few of the bigger names that changed teams this offseason landed:

  • Brandin Cooks, WR, New England: 2.08
  • Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago: 3.11
  • Terrelle Pryor, WR, Washington: 4.05
  • Marshawn Lynch, RB, Oakland: 4.09
  • Eddie Lacy, RB, Seattle: 6.05
  • DeSean Jackson, WR, Tampa Bay: 7.02
  • Adrian Peterson, RB, New Orleans: 9.04

We hope you found some interesting tidbits from the very first Fantasy Football experts draft of 2017! Think it over the next few weeks and we’ll revisit this after some other drafts have happened to see what changed.

David Gonos

David Gonos has been writing about sports online since 2001, including,,, and