Fantasy Football Mock Draft 2022, 12-team PPR: Najee Harris over Dalvin Cook?

Najee Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Najee Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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Christian Kirk, Jacksonville Jaguars. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /

Fantasy Football Mock Draft Round 8

  • Team 12 (8.01): Tyler Lockett, WR, Seahawks
  • Team 11 (8.02): Damien Harris, RB, Patriots
  • Team 10 (8.03): Rashaad Penny, RB, Seahawks
  • Team 9 (8.04): Allen Lazard, WR, Packers
  • Team 8 (8.05): Zach Ertz, TE, Cardinals
  • Team 7 (8.06): Drake London, WR, Falcons
  • Team 6 (8.07): Cordarrelle Patterson, RB, Falcons
  • Team 5 (8.08): Robert Woods, WR, Titans
  • Team 4 (8.09): Christian Kirk, WR, Jaguars
  • Team 3 (8.10): Melvin Gordon III, RB, Broncos
  • Team 2 (8.11): Dallas Goedert, TE, Eagles
  • Team 1 (8.12): DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Cardinals

Make no mistake, the memes and jokes you’ve seen about the Christian Kirk contract that the Jaguars gave the receiver this offseason are warranted. The former Cardinal is being overpaid.

That, however, does not mean that Kirk is bad at football and that he’s not going to be a major part of the offense in Jacksonville. Trevor Lawrence should make a jump in year two and, most importantly, they have an adult leading the team now in Doug Pederson. I think the Jags offense makes a big jump forward and Kirk is the clear-cut top target in the passing game. Getting him in Round 8 with that type of upside is wild to me.

Fantasy Football Mock Draft Round 9

  • Team 1 (9.01): Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, Patriots
  • Team 2 (9.02): James Cook, RB, Bills
  • Team 3 (9.03): Kadarius Toney, WR, Giants
  • Team 4 (9.04): Ken Walker III, RB, Seahawks
  • Team 5 (9.05): Treylon Burks, WR, Titans
  • Team 6 (9.06): Chase Claypool, WR, Steelers
  • Team 7 (9.07): Russell Gage, WR, Buccaneers
  • Team 8 (9.08): Russell Wilson, QB, Broncos
  • Team 9 (9.09): Trey Lance, QB, 49ers
  • Team 10 (9.10): Jakobi Meyers, WR, Patriots
  • Team 11 (9.11): Michael Carter, RB, Jets
  • Team 12 (9.12): Garrett Wilson, WR, Jets

My target on the turn into the ninth round was James Cook given the buzz coming out of Bills training camp about the rookie (and brother of Dalvin), but he went off of the board two picks before I went on the clock. That forced me to pivot but I still like the upside of Ken Walker III.

An explosive and talented runner in an offense that is going to have to pound the rock, Rashaad Penny is the RB1 for the Seahawks but has struggled to stay healthy. That opens the door for Walker either to A. take over for an injured Penny or B. split carries with Penny. In any case, he figures to have a role in his first season and I like the talent that he brings as a flier.