2022 FGT Fantasy Football Mock Draft – Rounds 5 & 6
By the Football Garbage Time Staff
Here we go with Rounds 5 and 6 of the 8th Annual Football Garbage Time Mock Fantasy Football Draft!
As a reminder, as we do every year, we conducted a live Mock Fantasy Football Draft on Twitter (just check out #FGTMockDraft) for a mock PPR standard scoring Yahoo 10-team league (1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 TE, 1 Non-QB FLEX, 1 K & 1 DEF) so that all of you can get some insight as to who we like for the upcoming 2022 season, and hopefully help all of you with your drafts.
This year, ten different writers & podcasters from five different sites participated, including:
- Dan Thury (@ThuryBFF) from the Beer Fueled Fantasy Football Podcast,
- Wole Akinso (@UrbanSportScene) from the Urban Sports Scene Podcast,
- Dave Earl (@DaveEarl) from The Hog Sty,
- Adam Aniba (@TheBandGreport) from The Burgundy and Gold Report and
- Ryan (@RyanWhitfieldNE), Scott (@NFLFantasy_More), FXP Jr. (@Sports4All41), Joanne (@kongfu4u), Will (@wilgent) and I from right here on Football Garbage Time!
Each one took part in a mock draft live over several weeks on Twitter, so follow along on Twitter by searching for #FGTMockDraft! What trends and surprises did we see?
Below are the results of the last two rounds along with some comments from those who made the picks. We also include the Average Draft Position (ADP) as of August 1, 2022 as per Fantasy Pros so you can see how we differ from how they’re currently being drafted in PPR leagues.
Don’t agree? Well, it’s a free country, so sound off in the comments!
– Ha Kung Wong, Editor-In-Chief
5th Round – Pick 41 – Courtland Sutton (WR) [Current ADP: 61.2]
6th Round – Pick 60 – Russell Wilson (QB) [Current ADP: 83.4]
This is what Joanne had to say about her picks:
One of the most significant acquisitions for the 2022 season was Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. Wilson will give the Broncos new-found flexibility on offense with his ability to scramble, throw deep passes while hopefully avoiding turnovers. This provides opportunity for Courtland Sutton that he hasn’t had with quarterbacks Joe Flacco, Drew Lock and Brandon Allen.
On top of the addition of Wilson, the AFC West is loaded with the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers already dominating on offense, and the Raiders adding Davante Adams, meaning plenty of shootout opportunities in the division. Although Sutton played all seventeen games last season, he was never a 100%, continuing to rehab his knee. Finally healthy, Sutton will get the opportunity to play with an elite-level quarterback without limitations, which should equal big fantasy numbers.
The Broncos starting WRs are incredibly talented. If healthy, there’s a very high ceiling for Russ Wilson and the Broncos offense. @FantasyPros ADP
• Courtland Sutton – WR25
• Jerry Jeudy – WR27
Wilson’s WR finishes the last 2 seasons:
• Metcalf -6 & 13
• Lockett -13 & 22 pic.twitter.com/bkOO1halZT
— Alfredo Brown (@ThePretendGM) July 31, 2022
Speaking of nine-time pro-bowler, Russell Wilson, he’s also my choice at the end of the 6th round for QB.
Fortunately for Wilson, the Broncos have the personnel on both sides of the ball. They have running back tandem of Javonte Williams and two-time Pro Bowler Melvin Gordon returning, giving Wilson something he was missing with the Seattle Seahawks, a reliable back field to take some of the pressure off the passing game. Wilson will also share the field with four solid wide receivers Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, Jerry Jeudy, and KJ Hamler, all young players with playmaker potential.
New head coach Nathaniel Hackett will bring the Matt LaFleur-offense from Green Bay, featuring zone-blocking and play-action passing that made Aaron Rodgers MVP.
It’s no secret that Russell Wilson has been struggling for the past few years — 2022 could be the turning point for an MVP year and a race to the Super Bowl.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) July 31, 2022
5th Round – Pick 42 – Michael Pittman Jr. (WR) [Current ADP: 39.4]
6th Round – Pick 59 – Jameson Williams (WR) [Current ADP: 165.0]
This is what Scott had to say about his picks:
I continued my run on WRs in Rounds 5 and 6 with Michael Pittman in Indy and Jameson Williams in Detroit. Both of those receivers have storylines that can play out good or really bad this season, but the opportunity and upside is definitely there.
5th Round – Pick 43 – Tee Higgins (WR) [Current ADP: 32.2]
6th Round – Pick 58 – Marquise Brown (WR) [Current ADP: 58.2]
5th Round – Pick 44 – Kyle Pitts (TE) [Current ADP: 35.4]
6th Round – Pick 57 – JK Dobbins (RB) [Current ADP: 50.2]
5th Round – Pick 45 – Jaylen Waddle (WR) [Current ADP: 41.6]
6th Round – Pick 56 – George Kittle (TE) [Current ADP: 43.8]
5th Round – Pick 46 – Mecole Hardman (WR) [Current ADP: 161.6]
6th Round – Pick 55 – Drake London (WR) [Current ADP: 96.4]
This is what FXP Jr. had to say about his picks:
I think Mecole Hardman will be number one in Kansas City and with Mahomes and has potential to finally hit Tyreek Hill numbers with the defense focusing on Travis Kelce. Drake London is going to be a solid receiver for the Falcons as he’s likely to be the de facto top WR option with Kyle Pitts distracting defenses. London is a bigger receiver and will likely be a favorite target for rookie QB Desmond Ridder.
5th Round – Pick 47 – DK Metcalf (WR) [Current ADP: 46.2]
6th Round – Pick 54 – Matt Stafford (QB) [Current ADP: 91.0]
This is what Will had to say about his picks:
After winning the Super Bowl, I think Matt Stafford can top last year with new teammate Allen Robinson on board.
5th Round – Pick 48 – Sammy Watkins (WR) [Current ADP: 214.4]
6th Round – Pick 53 – Elijah Mitchell (RB) [Current ADP: 50.4]
Ha Kung Wong
5th Round – Pick 49 – Travis Etienne (RB) [Current ADP: 44.2]
6th Round – Pick 52 – Kylar Murray (QB) [Current ADP: 63.2]
This is what Ha Kung had to say about his picks:
Travis Etienne is a bit of a risk, since he missed his entire rookie season after suffering a Lisfranc injury in the preseason. But he was still a standout running back at Clemson and was selected by the Jaguars in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Etienne was a consensus All-American as an all-purpose/athlete selection that season, when he rushed 168 times for 914 yards with 14 rushing touchdowns and also recorded Clemson single season records for a running back in receptions (48) and receiving yards (588). Reports from training camp indicate Etienne is looking great and ready for the season to start under new head coach Doug Pederson. With James Robinson still coming back from a torn Achilles injury suffered in late December, Etienne has a terrific shot at being the featured back in Jacksonville which could be dynamite particularly paired with his old college QB, Trevor Lawrence.
Kyler Murray was consistently awesome with DeAndre Hopkins from Weeks 1-8 completing 72.6% of his passes while averaging 284.5 passing yards per game. But after Week 9, with Hopkins in and out, Murray dropped to a 65.3% completion rate and 251.8 passing yards per game. So now you might have some concern about Hopkins missing the first six games of the season, but new acquisition Marquise Brown and rookie Trey McBride are now on the team, and the team has all off season and preseason to plan for Hopkins’ time on the bench. Plus, once Hopkins is back, watch out. And honestly, those rushing yards that Murray piles on (over 595 rush yards per year over his three-year career) are fantasy gold.
5th Round – Pick 50 – Diontae Johnson (WR) [Current ADP: 41.2]
6th Round – Pick 51 – Josh Jacobs (RB) [Current ADP: 41.4]
This is what Adam had to say about his picks:
Last season, Diontae Johnson was tied for second in wide receiver targets (169) and fifth in catches (107). Sure, he “only” had 1,161 total receiving yards, but you can’t beat the looks and receptions, particularly for PPR. I know he doesn’t get Big Ben back, and has to make do with Mitch Trubisky, Mason Rudolph or Kenny Pickett, but he’s certainly the WR1 in Pittsburgh, even with some new rookie help coming in. At the end of the 5th round, it’s tough to find true WR1s, and with negative game scripts coming, there should be plenty of opportunities for Johnson to rack up receptions once again.
Yes, he’ll have to contend with Kenyon Drake, but Josh Jacobs is most likely to take the majority of early down carries for the Raiders under new offensive minded coach, Josh McDaniels. Jacobs managed 1,120 total yards and nine touchdowns on 271 touches last year and had career-best numbers in receptions (54) and receiving yards (348). He’s proven he can produce essentially with any one and I don’t see that changing this season. So long as they continue to feed him some targets per game, he’s upside will continue for PPR leagues. Plus, with Davante Adams there, opposing secondaries will stay far out of the box.
Thanks for following our Mock Draft! Good luck with your fantasy drafts!