Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (6/30/13): 16 Teams, No. 16 Pick, PPR League
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 16-team point-per-reception (PPR) mock and I had the No. 16 pick. The league starts one quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, one tight end, one flex, one kicker and one team defense.
Here are my picks:
- 1.16 - Steven Jackson, RB, Atlanta Falcons: Jackson has eight consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, but he hasn't had double-digit touchdowns since 2006. That drought is likely to end in 2013.
- 2.01 - Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys: In his final 13 regular-season games, Bryant had 79 receptions for 1,218 yards and 12 touchdowns.
- 3.16 - Frank Gore, RB, San Francisco 49ers: Gore has back-to-back seasons with 1,200 rushing yards. Unfortunately, SJax and Gore will be 30 years old entering the 2013 season and are two of only three "active" players with at least 1,900 rushing attempts. (The other is Willis McGahee.)
- 4.01 - Stevan Ridley, RB, New England Patriots: While he is not used much as a receiver, Ridley was a workhorse (290 carries) last year and should be in store for another heavy workload in 2013.
- 5.16 - Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks: Wilson was as good as it gets in the second half last year — 16-to-2 TD-to-INT ratio, 120.3 QB rating, 9.0 yards per pass attempt, 6.2 yards per rush attempt and four rushing touchdowns.
- 6.01 - Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns: Despite a two-game suspension, Gordon has the potential to have a monster season.
- 7.16 - Chris Ivory, RB, New York Jets: After being buried on the Saints depth chart, Ivory will have a chance to be the guy in NY. Even if he's not much of a receiver out of the backfield, he could give me a fourth 1,000-yard rusher as the 112th pick.
- 8.01 - Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: With Mike Wallace now playing for the Dolphins, Sanders will have an opportunity to fill the void.
- 9.16 - 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.
- 10.01 - DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans: For the first time since the team drafted Andre Johnson in the first round, the Texans selected a first-round receiver.
- 11.16 - Fred Davis, TE, Washington Redskins: Davis is two years removed from averaging 66.3 yards per game and has upside this late.
- 12.01 - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: With Wilson, Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck having huge rookie seasons, I expect Tannehill to narrow the gap this year.
- 13.16 - Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers: In the mold of Anquan Boldin, a receiver to whom he is often compared, Allen lacks elite speed but he is a big, physical receiver with good hands.
- 14.01 - Arizona Cardinals D/ST: Typically I draft fantasy defenses in the second-to-last round.
- 15.16 - Adam Vinatieri, K, Indianapolis Colts: Typically I draft my fantasy kicker with my last pick.
- For all picks in the mock draft, click here.
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Tomorrow I will do a 14-team standard-scoring mock with the No. 7 pick.