For most of us Fantasy Football is over, and well be taking up learning guitar or a new language. Replacing something that dominates so much of our time and effort is tough, but its never too early to fill the air with competitive banter for next season. Because in reality, we really desperately wish that the 2010 draft was tomorrow. [inline:fantasy] Here are the first five rounds of Fantasy Football 2010 mocked before anything can change by way of free agency, coaching changes, the NFL draft and certain players retiring, returning, retiring again, and then getting bored and coming back (cough, cough). Check out the picks for 2010 after the jump.
First Round Picks 1. Chris Johnson, TEN - A fantasy beast of epic proportions, one of the few players to win a week by himself regardless of match-ups. 2. Ray Rice, BAL - In his first year as a full-time starter hell eclipse 2000 total yards, and with a clearer backfield picture his touchdown total will have a boost. 3. Maurice Jones-Drew, JAX - Through week 16 Jones-Drew owners got their wish, 1300 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns. 4. Drew Brees, NO - Will finish well over 4000 yards with well over 30 touchdown passes, and is the best bet to do it again. 5. Adrian Peterson, MINN - Chris Johnson raised the question, is Adrian Peterson not the NFLs best running back? 6. Frank Gore, SF - Injury is always a concern, but you cant argue with his production and importance to the offensive philosophy. 7. Steven Jackson, STL - Maybe the most important to their offense, albeit a bad one, Jackson gets tons of yards. 8. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI - Fitz is a freakshow on his way to setting position records, and if Boldin leaves, oh my. 9. Tom Brady, NE - One of the top 2009 fantasy scorers, one year off blowing out his knee. 10. Michael Turner, ATL - A top-five pick if healthy, but Im scared of a rapid decline since 2008. 11. Andre Johnson, HOU - A thoroughbred with hands, Johnson showed his full year potential with a healthy Matt Schaub. 12. Aaron Rodgers, GB - I love Aaron Rodgers, you know about his arm, but he quietly led the league in rushing from the QB position again (an extra 54 points). Second Round Picks 13. Randy Moss, NE - Straight Cash Homey 14. DeAngelo Williams, CAR - Was sat for precaution down the stretch for Carolina; this proves they still want to protect their future. 15. Peyton Manning, IND - Will write the record books, no matter how Favre stays around. 16. DeSean Jackson, PHI - Dear Jackson owners, how many weeks did DeSean carry you? 17. Reggie Wayne, IND - As consistent as the guy throwing him the ball. 18. Rashard Mendenhall, PIT - The Steelers no. one back with a ton of talent, just starting to scratch the surface. 19. Knowshon Moreno, DEN - Im expecting a Ray Rice type of leap, remember Moreno missed the entire preseason. 20. Matt Forte, CHI - Ruined me in two leagues, but I trust Chicago will get a clue, maybe named Cowher. 21. Philip Rivers, SD - Lollipop arm with Candyshop results. 22. Calvin Johnson, DET - Megatron had a down year, dont wait to long on him in 2010. 23. Chris Wells, ARI - His talent should emerge in Arizona, which surprisingly has started to mirror their head coach and pound the football. 24. Vincent Jackson, SD - Finally realized what a blazing fast 6-5, 230 pound receiver can do. Third Round Picks 25. Cedric Benson, CIN - Proved what a tailback with a vengeance can do in 2009, he should keep that edge. 26. Ryan Grant, GB - Nothing special, but his offense is 27. LeSean McCoy, PHI - Great with the ball in his hands in the leagues most explosive offense. 28. Marques Colston, NO - Brees make a lot of receivers look good, Colston has the size and talent to go with it. Colston in the slot is unstoppable. 29. Matt Schaub, HOU - Put together a relatively healthy and ridiculous 2009, without any threat in the backfield. 30. Brandon Marshall, DEN - Will be as good as Kyle Orton lets him be. 31. Kevin Smith, DET - Will pick up huge yardage and touchdowns should come with an offensive improvement. 32. Miles Austin, DAL - Garfield, NJ. Monmouth University. Fantasy Hall of Fame. 33. Thomas Jones, NYJ - Still the man in the leagues best rushing attack, take a flyer on his backup Shonn Greene. It wont be long. 34. Ronnie Brown, MIA - If he comes back healthy, could be a steal in the third round. 35. Joseph Addai, IND - Donald Brown is really good, but his inability to stay healthy could scare Indy into extending Addai. 36. Roddy White, ATL - One of the leagues primary receivers. 37. Tony Romo, DAL - Dropped off without Owens, until he found Austin. Fourth Round Picks 38. Jamal Charles, KC - Granted Kansas City appreciates what Charles gained down the stretch, he will see 1300 yards. 39. Jerome Harrison, CLE - Where did you come from Jerome? Dallas Clark, IND - Here starts the run on tight ends, I love the position and had to fight not to put the best higher. Clark outscored Marques Colston in most leagues. 41. LaDainian Tomlinson, SD - on the decline, but salvaged a respectable year with 12 TDs through week 16. 42. Wes Welker, NE - Will lead the league in receptions and rack up insane yardage. 43. Anquan Boldin, ARI- Will probably start 2010 with a new team, production should follow but be weary. Boldin was helped greatly by the Freakshow. 44. Donovan McNabb, PHI- Could have his receivers compete in the 4x100 meters. 45. Pierre Thomas, NO - Positive P gets tough yardage and has great hands out of the backfield. 46. Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG - Brandon Jacobs is finished, the Giants offensive-line is not. 47. Vernon Davis, SF - In 2009 he started to earn his money from both the 49er's and Under Armour. 48. Jonathan Stewart, CAR - DeAngelo Williams is the man, but for how much longer? 49. Steve Smith, CAR - Matt Moore finished the year pretty well didnt he? Fifth Round Picks 50. Hakeem Nicks, NYG - His upside makes him worth taking early, a future star. 51. Sidney Rice, MIN - His standing depends a lot on Favre and his return. 52. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT - Mike Tomlin is becoming more and more comfortable with letting his two-time Super Bowl-winner air it out. 53. Antonio Gates, SD - Duh. 54. Greg Jennings, GB - Will be paired with Rodgers for years to come. 55. Chad OchoCinco (Hachi Go), CIN - No matter what name he goes by, Chad is consistently one of the leagues best at finding the endzone. 56. Bret Favre, MIN - Who knows? 57. Lawrence Maroney, NE - Seems to have emerged as the leader of the pack. 58. Brent Celek, PHI - Anybody that picked Celek in 2009 is happy they watched the Eagles late in 2008. 59. Steve Smith, NYG - You wont notice Smith, but your stats will reflect him. 60. Matthew Stafford, DET - The Matt Schaub effect in 2010, weapons on offense and a horrible defense keep the offense aggressive and playing catch up for four quarters. Header Pic via San Diego Shooter/flickr