I'm a rare person who plays fantasy college football. Not only fantasy college football, but Pac-12 fantasy college football with some Pacific Takes readers. I recommend it to everyone.
Here are the Pac-12 players I think should go off the board first this draft season.
1. Luke Falk Jr. QB Washington - Falk led all Pac-12 scorers LAST YEAR and should again this year. Quarterbacks have overtaken running backs as top fantasy commodities and there isn't a better one to have in the league or probably nation than Falk. Barring injury, he will absolutely load up your team with points.
2. Christian McCaffrey Jr. RB Stanford - This all around stud who should have won the Heisman last year is the perfect fantasy running back. He's going to run for a lot of yards and touchdowns in Stanford's classic system, but he is also going to catch a lot of passes and touchdowns and throw on some special teams scores as well.
3. Royce Freeman Jr. RB Oregon - A dream power back who sees endless carries, racks up endless yards and endless touchdowns. He should see an even bigger load this season with Oregon having questions at QB and could benefit from an improved offensive line.
4. Josh Rosen So. QB UCLA - Rosen is the clear cut number two option at quarterback if you can't get Falk. He put up good numbers as a true freshman but expect those to blow up as he progresses as a sophomore.
5. Myles Gaskin So. RB Washington - The shifty, small but strong Gaskin exploded for more than 1,300 yards and double-digit touchdowns as a true freshman. He's the best option at running back if you can't score McCaffrey or Freeman.
6. Gabe Marks Sr. WR Washington State - Falk's top target and the top scoring returning receiver in the conference is sure to get a ton of targets in 2016. There's no reason to think he won't be the conference's top scoring receiver again in Mike Leach's offense.
7. JuJu Smith-Schuster Jr. WR USC - Smith-Schuster was a first round fantasy talent last season and he could be even better in 2016. He could really blow up if USC's new quarterback shows he can step into Cody Kessler's shoes or even outshine Kessler.
8. Jake Browning So. QB Washington - Browning's stellar true freshman season was overshadowed by Rosen's, but he is clearly the third-best quarterback option in the conference coming into 2016 from a fantasy standpoint. His production went way up as 2015 progressed and should continue to grow his sophomore season.
9. Ronald Jones So. RB USC - Jones was a borderline number one fantasy back as a true freshman and is ready to break out more than maybe any player in the Pac-12 in 2016. He has the tools to become the next legendary Trojan running back and the top fantasy player in the conference.
10. Demario Richard Jr. RB Arizona State - Richard was quietly a number one back in 2015 and should be again in 2015. He is consistent, but explosive and should see a heavy load with Arizona State breaking in a young starting quarterback.
11. Darren Carrington Jr. WR Oregon - Carrington has been an explosive star with big play skills who we haven't really seen play a full season yet. He has the potential to be right up there with Mark and Smith-Schuster if he plays the way he has at times in his career, all season and if Oregon has a solid quarterback.
12. Anu Solomon Jr. QB Arizona - Solomon is very hard to peg. He scored a ton of points last year while being horribly inconsistent and has an outside chance at maybe even losing his starting job. However, he will score fantasy points in Arizona's system, a lot of them, as long as he wins the job. He could actually be the second-best fantasy QB in the conference.
13. Nick Wilson Jr. RB Arizona - Wilson had a massive freshman season but missed a lot of 2015 due to injury. He can put up massive numbers if healthy in 2016 in Arizona's system and could end up being a huge steal after the first or even second round.
14. Justin Davis Sr. RB USC - Davis loses a lot of carries to Jones, but he makes the most of what he can get and is an excellent number two, maybe even number one back for a fantasy team. His load could even out too as USC may pass less with a new QB and a stellar offensive line.
15. Davis Webb Sr. QB Cal - Grad transfers like Webb (and Dakota Prukop) are almost impossible to gauge. They have massive risk/rewards in the way Vernon Adams did last year. Webb has the potential to be right there with Falk as a QB who fills it up in an air raid offense, but there is still a chance he doesn't even win the job. If you can't get a sure thing like Falk, Rosen or Browning at QB, I would jump on a player like Webb.
On the edge
Dakota Prukop Sr. QB Oregon
Max Browne Jr. QB USC
Phillip Lindsay So. RB Colorado
Tim White Sr. WR Arizona State
Ryan Burns Sr. QB Stanford