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When it comes to Fantasy Football, it’s your job to be prepared. Every year, it’s our job to help you prepare, which is why Jamey Eisenberg and I take part in a two-man draft. It’s to give you an example of what you might (and might not) expect when it comes to drafting in your 12-team non-PPR league.

Naturally, there are picks that we love, some we hate and some we wish we could have had. By the time you’re done reading this you should at least have a baseline of what we’d recommend doing from your draft slot.

Here is my team at No. 1 overall in a standard format …

  • 1.11 DeAndre Hopkins , WR, Houston Texans
  • 2.14 Jamaal Charles , RB, Kansas City Chiefs
  • 3.35 Thomas Rawls , RB, Seattle Seahawks
  • 4.38 Kelvin Benjamin , WR, Carolina Panthers
  • 5.59 Matt Forte , RB, New York Jets
  • 6.62 Allen Hurns , WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 7.83 Tom Brady , QB, New England Patriots
  • 8.86 Delanie Walker , TE, Tennessee Titans
  • 9.107 Sammie Coates , WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 10.110 Derek Carr , QB, Oakland Raiders
  • 11.131 Seahawks DST
  • 12.134 Darren Sproles , RB, Philadelphia Eagles
  • 13.155 Justin Tucker , K, Baltimore Ravens
  • 14.158 Jonathan Williams , RB, Buffalo Bills

In a 12-team league, picking 11th also means picking 14th. Two of the top 15 players to start your Fantasy team? Sounds good to me.