Fantasy football: The ideal mock draft for 2018

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Rams leaps over Bashaud Breeland #26 of the Washington Redskins before scoring a touchdown during the third quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Rams leaps over Bashaud Breeland #26 of the Washington Redskins before scoring a touchdown during the third quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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Harrison Butker
KANSAS CITY, MO – OCTOBER 2: Kicker Harrison Butker #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs kicks the go ahead field goal with eight seconds left in the game against the Washington Redskins at Arrowhead Stadium on October 2, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) /

Round 15: K Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs

In the final round, we select our kicker — Harrison Butker, of the Kansas City Chiefs — although we’ll usually pass on a drafting a kicker if our league format allows it, and instead grab a waiver-wire kicker prior to the start of the season.

Butker had an excellent rookie year in 2017, ending the season as the sixth-best kicker in fantasy football. Butker made over 90 percent of his field-goal attempts and each of his 28 extra-point attempts, but Kansas City’s offense will look different this year after the exit of quarterback Alex Smith.

If a Patrick Mahomes-led offense provides fewer attempts for the second-year kicker, we won’t hesitate to use the waiver wire for an easy upgrade at the position.

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Here are the results of our 15-round ideal fantasy football mock draft for 2018:

Round 1: RB David Johnson
Round 2: WR Keenan Allen
Round 3: RB Jordan Howard
Round 4: WR Demaryius Thomas
Round 5: RB Lamar Miller
Round 6: WR Pierre Garcon
Round 7: WR Robert Woods
Round 8: RB Duke Johnson
Round 9: QB Jared Goff
Round 10: QB Phillip Rivers
Round 11: RB Ronald Jones
Round 12: TE Jack Doyle
Round 13: WR Kenny Golladay
Round 14: DEF Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 15: K Harrison Butker

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We finish our fantasy football mock draft with two quarterbacks, five running backs, five wide receivers, one tight end, one kicker and one defense. What would you do differently? Sound off in the comments section, or on Twitter @cgawilson.