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2012 Draft Prep: 10-team PPR mock draft

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The fun of playing in 10-team leagues is every owner basically has an All-Star team. It's hard to walk away from your draft complaining about a bad roster. If that happens, you must have done something incredibly wrong.

We recently conducted a 10-team PPR mock draft, with the idea of adding the scoring change to make the league a little more difficult. We always recommend adding new wrinkles to your league to make it more challenging.

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In this draft, there were several things that stood out. Only one quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, was drafted in the first round, and also just one receiver went in Calvin Johnson, which is somewhat odd given the scoring system. Jimmy Graham was drafted at the end of Round 2, but Rob Gronkowski fell to Round 3.

Even with the scoring difference, there were still 17 running backs drafted in the first 30 picks and only seven receivers. Running back is the thinnest position for Fantasy owners this year while receiver is the deepest, which allows you to wait and still get talented players.

In a 10-team league, you can also take risks where you might not otherwise. You should also capitalize on great value. Some examples include Trent Richardson in Round 3, Adrian Peterson in Round 5 and Frank Gore in Round 7. Richardson dropped because we did this draft on the same day he had arthroscopic knee surgery, Peterson was still on the PUP list with his knee injury and Gore is someone many owners want to avoid -- unless the price is right.

As always, we ask you to share your thoughts on this draft. Take advantage of our Fantasy Football Twitter feed (@CBSFantasyFB) and post your comments there, or share your thoughts on our Fantasy Football Facebook page.

In this league, all touchdowns are worth six points, and we award one point for every 10 yards rushing and receiving, one point for every 25 yards passing and one point for every reception. We feature a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST and a FLEX (RB/WR/TE). There will also be five reserve spots for a 14-round draft. This lineup reflects our CBSSports.com FREE Fantasy Football game.

We also had a special guest join us for this draft as Jason Hagan -- a randomly-selected reader -- was chosen on Twitter to mock with us. This is something we plan to do going forward, so be on the lookout for your chance to draft with us.

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Our draft order is as follows:

1. Nathan Zegura, Senior Fantasy Writer
2. Mike Freeman, National NFL Insider
3. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
4. Adam Aizer, Podcast/Video Host
5. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
6. Aleese Kopf, Social Media Coordinator
7. Will Brinson, Senior NFL Blogger
8. Jason Hagan, Twitter follower
9. Nando Di Fino, Senior Fantasy Writer
10. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Owner Player
1 Zegura Arian Foster, RB, HOU
2 Freeman LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
3 Eisenberg Ray Rice, RB, BAL
4 Aizer Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
5 Tobin Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
6 Kopf Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
7 Brinson Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
8 Hagan Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
9 Di Fino DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
10 Richard Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
Round 2
Pick Owner Player
11 Richard Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
12 Di Fino Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
13 Hagan Tom Brady, QB, NE
14 Brinson Darren Sproles, RB, NO
15 Kopf Matt Forte, RB, CHI
16 Tobin Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
17 Aizer Wes Welker, WR, NE
18 Eisenberg Drew Brees, QB, NO
19 Freeman Roddy White, WR, ATL
20 Zegura Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
Round 3
Pick Owner Player
21 Zegura Steven Jackson, RB, STL
22 Freeman Greg Jennings, WR, GB
23 Eisenberg Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
24 Aizer Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
25 Tobin Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, NYG
26 Kopf Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
27 Brinson Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
28 Hagan Doug Martin, RB, TB
29 Di Fino Michael Turner, RB, ATL
30 Richard Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
Round 4
Pick Owner Player
31 Richard Julio Jones, WR, ATL
32 Di Fino Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
33 Hagan A.J. Green, WR, CIN
34 Brinson Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
35 Kopf Cam Newton, QB, CAR
36 Tobin Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
37 Aizer Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
38 Eisenberg Steve Smith, WR, CAR
39 Freeman Marques Colston, WR, NO
40 Zegura Percy Harvin, WR, MIN
Round 5
Pick Owner Player
41 Zegura Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
42 Freeman Jason Witten, TE, DAL
43 Eisenberg Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
44 Aizer Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
45 Tobin Mike Wallace, WR, PIT
46 Kopf Miles Austin, WR, DAL
47 Brinson Reggie Bush, RB, MIA
48 Hagan Antonio Gates, TE, SD
49 Di Fino Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
50 Richard Isaac Redman, RB, PIT
Round 6
Pick Owner Player
51 Richard Shonn Greene, RB, NYJ
52 Di Fino Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
53 Hagan Eric Decker, WR, DEN
54 Brinson Aaron Hernandez, TE, NE
55 Kopf Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
56 Tobin BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
57 Aizer Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
58 Eisenberg Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
59 Freeman Tony Romo, QB, DAL
60 Zegura Brandon Lloyd, WR, NE
Round 7
Pick Owner Player
61 Zegura Frank Gore, RB, SF
62 Freeman Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
63 Eisenberg DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
64 Aizer Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
65 Tobin Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
66 Kopf Vernon Davis, TE, SF
67 Brinson Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
68 Hagan Peyton Hillis, RB, KC
69 Di Fino Michael Vick, QB, PHI
70 Richard Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
Round 8
Pick Owner Player
71 Richard Kevin Smith, RB, DET
72 Di Fino James Starks, RB, GB
73 Hagan Nate Washington, WR, TEN
74 Brinson Philip Rivers, QB, SD
75 Kopf Roy Helu, RB, WAS
76 Tobin Titus Young, WR, DET
77 Aizer Eli Manning, QB, NYG
78 Eisenberg Robert Meachem, WR, SD
79 Freeman Willis McGahee, RB, DEN
80 Zegura Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
Round 9
Pick Owner Player
81 Zegura Donald Brown, RB, IND
82 Freeman Toby Gerhart, RB, MIN
83 Eisenberg Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
84 Aizer Ryan Williams, RB, ARI
85 Tobin Fred Davis, TE, WAS
86 Kopf Anquan Boldin, WR, BAL
87 Brinson C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
88 Hagan Beanie Wells, RB, ARI
89 Di Fino DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
90 Richard Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
Round 10
Pick Owner Player
91 Richard Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
92 Di Fino Jermaine Gresham, TE, CIN
93 Hagan Michael Bush, RB, CHI
94 Brinson Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
95 Kopf Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, OAK
96 Tobin Matt Schaub, QB, HOU
97 Aizer Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
98 Eisenberg Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
99 Freeman LeGarrette Blount, RB, TB
100 Zegura Ben Tate, RB, HOU
Round 11
Pick Owner Player
101 Zegura Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
102 Freeman Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET
103 Eisenberg Mark Ingram, RB, NO
104 Aizer Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
105 Tobin Lance Moore, WR, NO
106 Kopf David Wilson, RB, NYG
107 Brinson Greg Little, WR, CLE
108 Hagan Danny Amendola, WR, STL
109 Di Fino Michael Crabtree, WR, SF
110 Richard Brent Celek, TE, PHI
Round 12
Pick Owner Player
111 Richard Mike Goodson, RB, OAK
112 Di Fino Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ
113 Hagan Randall Cobb, WR, GB
114 Brinson Rashad Jennings, RB, JAC
115 Kopf Felix Jones, RB, DAL
116 Tobin Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
117 Aizer Evan Royster, RB, WAS
118 Eisenberg Randy Moss, WR, SF
119 Freeman Malcom Floyd, WR, SD
120 Zegura Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
Round 13
Pick Owner Player
121 Zegura 49ers DST
122 Freeman Mason Crosby, K, GB
123 Eisenberg Packers DST
124 Aizer Texans DST
125 Tobin Patriots DST
126 Kopf Eagles DST
127 Brinson Cowboys DST
128 Hagan Ravens DST
129 Di Fino Jets DST
130 Richard Steelers DST
Round 14
Pick Owner Player
131 Richard Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
132 Di Fino Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
133 Hagan Dan Bailey, K, DAL
134 Brinson Alex Henery, K, PHI
135 Kopf David Akers, K, SF
136 Tobin Randy Bullock, K, HOU
137 Aizer Garrett Hartley, K, NO
138 Eisenberg Nate Kaeding, K, SD
139 Freeman Giants DST
140 Zegura Jason Hanson, K, DET
 
Team by Team
Adam Aizer
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
2.7 Wes Welker, WR, NE
3.4 Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
4.7 Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
5.4 Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
6.7 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
7.4 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
8.7 Eli Manning, QB, NYG
9.4 Ryan Williams, RB, ARI
10.7 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
11.4 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
12.7 Evan Royster, RB, WAS
13.4 Texans DST
14.7 Garrett Hartley, K, NO
Aleese Kopf
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
2.5 Matt Forte, RB, CHI
3.6 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
4.5 Cam Newton, QB, CAR
5.6 Miles Austin, WR, DAL
6.5 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
7.6 Vernon Davis, TE, SF
8.5 Roy Helu, RB, WAS
9.6 Anquan Boldin, WR, BAL
10.5 Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, OAK
11.6 David Wilson, RB, NYG
12.5 Felix Jones, RB, DAL
13.6 Eagles DST
14.5 David Akers, K, SF
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
2.1 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
3.10 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
4.1 Julio Jones, WR, ATL
5.10 Isaac Redman, RB, PIT
6.1 Shonn Greene, RB, NYJ
7.10 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
8.1 Kevin Smith, RB, DET
9.10 Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
10.1 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
11.10 Brent Celek, TE, PHI
12.1 Mike Goodson, RB, OAK
13.10 Steelers DST
14.1 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 Ray Rice, RB, BAL
2.8 Drew Brees, QB, NO
3.3 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
4.8 Steve Smith, WR, CAR
5.3 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
6.8 Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
7.3 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
8.8 Robert Meachem, WR, SD
9.3 Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
10.8 Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
11.3 Mark Ingram, RB, NO
12.8 Randy Moss, WR, SF
13.3 Packers DST
14.8 Nate Kaeding, K, SD
Jason Hagan
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
2.3 Tom Brady, QB, NE
3.8 Doug Martin, RB, TB
4.3 A.J. Green, WR, CIN
5.8 Antonio Gates, TE, SD
6.3 Eric Decker, WR, DEN
7.8 Peyton Hillis, RB, KC
8.3 Nate Washington, WR, TEN
9.8 Beanie Wells, RB, ARI
10.3 Michael Bush, RB, CHI
11.8 Danny Amendola, WR, STL
12.3 Randall Cobb, WR, GB
13.8 Ravens DST
14.3 Dan Bailey, K, DAL
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
2.6 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
3.5 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, NYG
4.6 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
5.5 Mike Wallace, WR, PIT
6.6 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
7.5 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
8.6 Titus Young, WR, DET
9.5 Fred Davis, TE, WAS
10.6 Matt Schaub, QB, HOU
11.5 Lance Moore, WR, NO
12.6 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
13.5 Patriots DST
14.6 Randy Bullock, K, HOU
Mike Freeman
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
2.9 Roddy White, WR, ATL
3.2 Greg Jennings, WR, GB
4.9 Marques Colston, WR, NO
5.2 Jason Witten, TE, DAL
6.9 Tony Romo, QB, DAL
7.2 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
8.9 Willis McGahee, RB, DEN
9.2 Toby Gerhart, RB, MIN
10.9 LeGarrette Blount, RB, TB
11.2 Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET
12.9 Malcom Floyd, WR, SD
13.2 Mason Crosby, K, GB
14.9 Giants DST
Nando Di Fino
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
2.2 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
3.9 Michael Turner, RB, ATL
4.2 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
5.9 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
6.2 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
7.9 Michael Vick, QB, PHI
8.2 James Starks, RB, GB
9.9 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
10.2 Jermaine Gresham, TE, CIN
11.9 Michael Crabtree, WR, SF
12.2 Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ
13.9 Jets DST
14.2 Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
Nathan Zegura
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Arian Foster, RB, HOU
2.10 Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
3.1 Steven Jackson, RB, STL
4.10 Percy Harvin, WR, MIN
5.1 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
6.10 Brandon Lloyd, WR, NE
7.1 Frank Gore, RB, SF
8.10 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
9.1 Donald Brown, RB, IND
10.10 Ben Tate, RB, HOU
11.1 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
12.10 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
13.1 49ers DST
14.10 Jason Hanson, K, DET
Will Brinson
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
2.4 Darren Sproles, RB, NO
3.7 Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
4.4 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
5.7 Reggie Bush, RB, MIA
6.4 Aaron Hernandez, TE, NE
7.7 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
8.4 Philip Rivers, QB, SD
9.7 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
10.4 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
11.7 Greg Little, WR, CLE
12.4 Rashad Jennings, RB, JAC
13.7 Cowboys DST
14.4 Alex Henery, K, PHI
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