Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (6/27/13): 18 Teams, No. 11 Pick, Standard Scoring
Last preseason, we conducted one fantasy football mock draft per day using a mock draft simulator powered by FantasyPros.
Having begun our 2013 series of drafts on June 1st, we will continue to post our draft results and comments up until the start of the 2013 season on September 5th.
We will track all of the mocks here on this centralized page.
Like last year, I will vary the size of the league, the scoring format and draft slot and then post the results of my team with comments.
For today's mock, it is a 18-team standard-scoring mock and I had the No. 11 pick. The league starts one quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, one tight end, one kicker and one team defense.
Here are my picks:
- 1.11 - Trent Richardson, RB, Cleveland Browns: Slowed by injuries (knee/ribs) in his rookie season, T-Rich still managed to finish among top 11 RBs in fantasy points last year and should have a much better season in 2013.
- 2.08 - Stevan Ridley, RB, New England Patriots: Ridley had more carries (290) than any Patriots RB since Corey Dillon and he could even end up with more carries in 2013 after the release of Aaron Hernandez.
- 3.11- DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys: An injury-prone back, Murray is a nice value as a flex and worth the injury risk here.
- 4.08 - Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins: RG3's rehab has gone extremely well as he hopes to be ready for the start of training camp. In a deep league, I made sure to grab a quality backup due to his injury risk. If healthy, however, he has top-five (or better) upside.
- 5.11 - Cecil Shorts, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Shorts had a breakout season last year and only missed his first 1,000-yard season due to injury. Provided he stays healthy, 2013 should be even better.
- 6.08 - Kenny Britt, WR, Tennessee Titans: Glass-half-full view: Britt possesses tons of natural ability and he will be playing for his next contract. Glass-half-empty view: Jake Locker is one of league's most inaccurate passers and Britt has tremendous off-field risk.
- 7.11 - Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints: For the first time, Ingram feels like he is 100 percent healthy, but Darren Sproles and Pierre Thomas have been working with the first team in offseason workouts.
- 8.08 - Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans: Wright tied Justin Blackmon for most receptions as a rookie last year.
- 9.11 - Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Cardinals: With more competent QB play, Floyd should have the opportunity to build upon a solid second half as a rookie.
- 10.08 - Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals: Not flashy, but he is a solid backup quarterback and potential low-end QB1 in an 18-team league.
- 11.11 - Greg Little, WR, Cleveland Browns: At this point in the mock, Little provides some WR depth as my WR5.
- 12.08 - E.J. Manuel, QB, Buffalo Bills: Not necessarily my goal to draft three quarterbacks, but in an 18-team league and with his dual-threat abilities, Manuel has the upside to be a starting-caliber fantasy QB down the stretch and potential trade asset.
- 13.11 - Dustin Keller, TE, Miami Dolphins: Since Heath Miller may not be ready for the start of the season and I plan on rostering only one TE, I went with Keller here.
- 14.08 - New York Jets D/ST: Almost always, I select the best defense available with my second-to-last pick.
- 15.11 - Connor Barth, K, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Almost always, I select the best available kicker with my last pick.
- For all picks in the mock draft, click here.
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Tomorrow I will do a 10-team 2-QB mock with the No. 8 pick.