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Fantasy Football Draft Prep: 12-team standard draft

Senior Fantasy Writer
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A lot has changed from the start of training camp until now. There have been devastating injuries, guys winning jobs and just overall differences of opinions on certain players.

Many of you will spend Labor Day weekend doing your draft or getting in your final few hours of preparation for the real thing. With that in mind, here's another 12-team standard mock draft for you to mull over.

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This draft was done prior to the final preseason game and reflects the latest news, including Eddie Lacy locking up the Packers' No. 1 running back spot, Ryan Mathews running like we expected last season for the Chargers and Montee Ball looking like the leader in the backfield for the Broncos.

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 and one point for every 25 yards passing. There also is one point per 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 six reserve spots for a 15-round draft.

Our draft order is as follows:

1. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
2. Adam Aizer, Podcast/Video Host
3. Peter Madden, Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports
4. Larry Hartstein, Fantasy Writer
5. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
6. Scott White, Senior Fantasy Writer
7. Al Melchior, Data Analyst
8. Joe Polito, Social Media Coordinator, Fantasy Sports
9. Nathan Zegura, Senior Fantasy Writer
10. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
11. Michael Hurcomb, Editor
12. Nando Di Fino, Senior Fantasy Writer

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Team Player
1 Eisenberg Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2 Aizer C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
3 Madden Doug Martin, RB, TB
4 Hartstein Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
5 Richard Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
6 White Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
7 Melchior Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
8 Polito Arian Foster, RB, HOU
9 Zegura LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
10 Tobin Ray Rice, RB, BAL
11 Hurcomb Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
12 Di Fino Matt Forte, RB, CHI
Round 2
Pick Team Player
13 Di Fino Reggie Bush, RB, DET
14 Hurcomb Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
15 Tobin Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
16 Zegura Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
17 Polito Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
18 Melchior DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
19 White Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
20 Richard David Wilson, RB, NYG
21 Hartstein A.J. Green, WR, CIN
22 Madden Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
23 Aizer Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
24 Eisenberg Julio Jones, WR, ATL
Round 3
Pick Team Player
25 Eisenberg Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
26 Aizer Frank Gore, RB, SF
27 Madden Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
28 Hartstein Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
29 Richard Darren Sproles, RB, NO
30 White Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
31 Melchior Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
32 Polito Randall Cobb, WR, GB
33 Zegura Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
34 Tobin Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
35 Hurcomb Drew Brees, QB, NO
36 Di Fino Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
Round 4
Pick Team Player
37 Di Fino Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
38 Hurcomb Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI
39 Tobin Roddy White, WR, ATL
40 Zegura Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
41 Polito Montee Ball, RB, DEN
42 Melchior Shane Vereen, RB, NE
43 White Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
44 Richard Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
45 Hartstein Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
46 Madden Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
47 Aizer Marques Colston, WR, NO
48 Eisenberg Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
Round 5
Pick Team Player
49 Eisenberg Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
50 Aizer Danny Amendola, WR, NE
51 Madden Wes Welker, WR, DEN
52 Hartstein Eric Decker, WR, DEN
53 Richard Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
54 White Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
55 Melchior Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
56 Polito Tom Brady, QB, NE
57 Zegura Mark Ingram, RB, NO
58 Tobin Cam Newton, QB, CAR
59 Hurcomb Andre Brown, RB, NYG
60 Di Fino Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
Round 6
Pick Team Player
61 Di Fino Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
62 Hurcomb DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
63 Tobin Steve Smith, WR, CAR
64 Zegura James Jones, WR, GB
65 Polito Ben Tate, RB, HOU
66 Melchior Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
67 White Jason Witten, TE, DAL
68 Richard Andrew Luck, QB, IND
69 Hartstein Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
70 Madden Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
71 Aizer Tony Romo, QB, DAL
72 Eisenberg Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
Round 7
Pick Team Player
73 Eisenberg Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
74 Aizer Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
75 Madden T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
76 Hartstein Vernon Davis, TE, SF
77 Richard DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
78 White Tavon Austin, WR, STL
79 Melchior Antonio Gates, TE, SD
80 Polito Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
81 Zegura Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
82 Tobin Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
83 Hurcomb Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
84 Di Fino Mike Williams, WR, TB
Round 8
Pick Team Player
85 Di Fino Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
86 Hurcomb Jared Cook, TE, STL
87 Tobin Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
88 Zegura Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
89 Polito BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
90 Melchior Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
91 White Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
92 Richard Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
93 Hartstein Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
94 Madden Eli Manning, QB, NYG
95 Aizer Isaac Redman, RB, PIT
96 Eisenberg Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
Round 9
Pick Team Player
97 Eisenberg Chris Givens, WR, STL
98 Aizer Lance Moore, WR, NO
99 Madden Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
100 Hartstein Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, NE
101 Richard Vick Ballard, RB, IND
102 White Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN
103 Melchior Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
104 Polito Golden Tate, WR, SEA
105 Zegura Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
106 Tobin Miles Austin, WR, DAL
107 Hurcomb Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
108 Di Fino Greg Jennings, WR, MIN
Round 10
Pick Team Player
109 Di Fino Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
110 Hurcomb Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
111 Tobin Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE
112 Zegura Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
113 Polito DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
114 Melchior Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
115 White Jonathan Dwyer, RB, PIT
116 Richard Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
117 Hartstein Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
118 Madden Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
119 Aizer Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
120 Eisenberg Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
Round 11
Pick Team Player
121 Eisenberg Michael Vick, QB, PHI
122 Aizer LaRod Stephens-Howling, RB, PIT
123 Madden Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
124 Hartstein Roy Helu, RB, WAS
125 Richard Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
126 White Christine Michael, RB, SEA
127 Melchior Vincent Brown, WR, SD
128 Polito Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
129 Zegura Joique Bell, RB, DET
130 Tobin Knile Davis, RB, KC
131 Hurcomb Malcom Floyd, WR, SD
132 Di Fino Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
Round 12
Pick Team Player
133 Di Fino Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN
134 Hurcomb Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
135 Tobin Zac Stacy, RB, STL
136 Zegura Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN
137 Polito Michael Bush, RB, CHI
138 Melchior Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
139 White Seahawks DST
140 Richard Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
141 Hartstein Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, IND
142 Madden Owen Daniels, TE, HOU
143 Aizer Alex Green, RB, GB
144 Eisenberg Toby Gerhart, RB, MIN
Round 13
Pick Team Player
145 Eisenberg 49ers DST
146 Aizer Sam Bradford, QB, STL
147 Madden Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
148 Hartstein Stepfan Taylor, RB, ARI
149 Richard Bengals DST
150 White Carson Palmer, QB, ARI
151 Melchior Bears DST
152 Polito Johnathan Franklin, RB, GB
153 Zegura Patriots DST
154 Tobin Broncos DST
155 Hurcomb Kenny Stills, WR, NO
156 Di Fino Ryan Williams, RB, ARI
Round 14
Pick Team Player
157 Di Fino Ravens DST
158 Hurcomb Texans DST
159 Tobin Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN
160 Zegura LeGarrette Blount, RB, NE
161 Polito Buccaneers DST,,
162 Melchior Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
163 White Zach Sudfeld, TE, NE
164 Richard Alfonso Smith, RB, ARI
165 Hartstein Rams DST
166 Madden Giants DST
167 Aizer Steelers DST
168 Eisenberg Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR
Round 15
Pick Team Player
169 Eisenberg Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
170 Aizer Phil Dawson, K, SF
171 Madden Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
172 Hartstein Dan Bailey, K, DAL
173 Richard Blair Walsh, K, MIN
174 White Matt Bryant, K, ATL
175 Melchior Matt Prater, K, DEN
176 Polito Randy Bullock, K, HOU
177 Zegura Justin Tucker, K, BAL
178 Tobin Greg Zuerlein, K, STL
179 Hurcomb Garrett Hartley, K, NO
180 Di Fino Kai Forbath, K, WAS
 
Team by Team
Adam Aizer
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
2.11 Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
3.2 Frank Gore, RB, SF
4.11 Marques Colston, WR, NO
5.2 Danny Amendola, WR, NE
6.11 Tony Romo, QB, DAL
7.2 Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
8.11 Isaac Redman, RB, PIT
9.2 Lance Moore, WR, NO
10.11 Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
11.2 LaRod Stephens-Howling, RB, PIT
12.11 Alex Green, RB, GB
13.2 Sam Bradford, QB, STL
14.11 Steelers DST
15.2 Phil Dawson, K, SF
Nando Di Fino
Rd.Pk Player
1.12 Matt Forte, RB, CHI
2.1 Reggie Bush, RB, DET
3.12 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
4.1 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
5.12 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
6.1 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
7.12 Mike Williams, WR, TB
8.1 Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
9.12 Greg Jennings, WR, MIN
10.1 Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
11.12 Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
12.1 Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN
13.12 Ryan Williams, RB, ARI
14.1 Ravens DST
15.12 Kai Forbath, K, WAS
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2.12 Julio Jones, WR, ATL
3.1 Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
4.12 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
5.1 Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
6.12 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
7.1 Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
8.12 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
9.1 Chris Givens, WR, STL
10.12 Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
11.1 Michael Vick, QB, PHI
12.12 Toby Gerhart, RB, MIN
13.1 49ers DST
14.12 Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR
15.1 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
Larry Hartstein
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
2.9 A.J. Green, WR, CIN
3.4 Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
4.9 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
5.4 Eric Decker, WR, DEN
6.9 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
7.4 Vernon Davis, TE, SF
8.9 Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
9.4 Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, NE
10.9 Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
11.4 Roy Helu, RB, WAS
12.9 Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, IND
13.4 Stepfan Taylor, RB, ARI
14.9 Rams DST
15.4 Dan Bailey, K, DAL
Michael Hurcomb
Rd.Pk Player
1.11 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
2.2 Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
3.11 Drew Brees, QB, NO
4.2 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI
5.11 Andre Brown, RB, NYG
6.2 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
7.11 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
8.2 Jared Cook, TE, STL
9.11 Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
10.2 Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
11.11 Malcom Floyd, WR, SD
12.2 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
13.11 Kenny Stills, WR, NO
14.2 Texans DST
15.11 Garrett Hartley, K, NO
Peter Madden
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 Doug Martin, RB, TB
2.10 Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
3.3 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
4.10 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
5.3 Wes Welker, WR, DEN
6.10 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
7.3 T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
8.10 Eli Manning, QB, NYG
9.3 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
10.10 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
11.3 Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
12.10 Owen Daniels, TE, HOU
13.3 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
14.10 Giants DST
15.3 Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
Al Melchior
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
2.6 DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
3.7 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
4.6 Shane Vereen, RB, NE
5.7 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
6.6 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
7.7 Antonio Gates, TE, SD
8.6 Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
9.7 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
10.6 Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
11.7 Vincent Brown, WR, SD
12.6 Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
13.7 Bears DST
14.6 Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
15.7 Matt Prater, K, DEN
Joe Polito
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Arian Foster, RB, HOU
2.5 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
3.8 Randall Cobb, WR, GB
4.5 Montee Ball, RB, DEN
5.8 Tom Brady, QB, NE
6.5 Ben Tate, RB, HOU
7.8 Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
8.5 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
9.8 Golden Tate, WR, SEA
10.5 DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
11.8 Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
12.5 Michael Bush, RB, CHI
13.8 Johnathan Franklin, RB, GB
14.5 Buccaneers DST,,
15.8 Randy Bullock, K, HOU
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
2.8 David Wilson, RB, NYG
3.5 Darren Sproles, RB, NO
4.8 Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
5.5 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
6.8 Andrew Luck, QB, IND
7.5 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
8.8 Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
9.5 Vick Ballard, RB, IND
10.8 Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
11.5 Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
12.8 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
13.5 Bengals DST
14.8 Alfonso Smith, RB, ARI
15.5 Blair Walsh, K, MIN
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Ray Rice, RB, BAL
2.3 Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
3.10 Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
4.3 Roddy White, WR, ATL
5.10 Cam Newton, QB, CAR
6.3 Steve Smith, WR, CAR
7.10 Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
8.3 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
9.10 Miles Austin, WR, DAL
10.3 Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE
11.10 Knile Davis, RB, KC
12.3 Zac Stacy, RB, STL
13.10 Broncos DST
14.3 Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN
15.10 Greg Zuerlein, K, STL
Scott White
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
2.7 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
3.6 Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
4.7 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
5.6 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
6.7 Jason Witten, TE, DAL
7.6 Tavon Austin, WR, STL
8.7 Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
9.6 Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN
10.7 Jonathan Dwyer, RB, PIT
11.6 Christine Michael, RB, SEA
12.7 Seahawks DST
13.6 Carson Palmer, QB, ARI
14.7 Zach Sudfeld, TE, NE
15.6 Matt Bryant, K, ATL
Nathan Zegura
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
2.4 Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
3.9 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
4.4 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
5.9 Mark Ingram, RB, NO
6.4 James Jones, WR, GB
7.9 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
8.4 Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
9.9 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
10.4 Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
11.9 Joique Bell, RB, DET
12.4 Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN
13.9 Patriots DST
14.4 LeGarrette Blount, RB, NE
15.9 Justin Tucker, K, BAL
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