Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (7/03/13): 14 Teams, No. 7 Pick
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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 14-team standard-scoring mock and I had the No. 7 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:
- 1.07 - Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Lynch ran for a career-high 1,590 yards last year and now has back-to-back seasons with 1,200-plus yards and double-digit TDs.
- 2.08 - Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons: One of the most talented young receivers in the league, Jones had 1,198 yards and 10 TDs last season and will only continue to get better/more productive.
- 3.07 - Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: When healthy (and MJD expects to be healthy for start of camp), he has been one of the most productive RBs in the league and Pocket Hercules will be playing for his next contract.
- 4.08 - Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans Saints One of the league's most underrated WRs in the league, Colston has averaged 76/1,056/8 for his career and has been even better over the past couple of seasons (82/1,148/9).
- 5.07 - 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.
- 6.08 - Dennis Pitta, TE, Baltimore Ravens: I usually wait on TEs so I figured I'd switch it up a little and see how my team looks with Pitta, who could/should have a breakout season with Anquan Boldin in SF.
- 7.07 - Shane Vereen, RB, New England Patriots: With the free-agent loss of Danny Woodhead and release of TE Aaron Hernandez, Vereen is a good value here and he will continue to rise up draft boards this offseason.
- 8.08 - Tavon Austin, WR, St. Louis Rams: Although he is a rookie, the Rams will use Austin in a variety of ways. One of the most explosive players in the draft, Austin had a 200-yard receiving game and a 300-yard rushing game last year.
- 9.07 - Bryce Brown, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: In Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense, Brown should get an opportunity to be one of the league's more productive backups and we got a glimpse of what he could do last year in the event of a LeSean McCoy injury.
- 10.08 - 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.
- 11.07 - Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans Wright tied Justin Blackmon for most receptions as a rookie last year.
- 12.08 - Santonio Holmes, WR, New York Jets Probably my least favorite player in the NFL, Holmes should at least be the Jets' No. 1 wide receiver, which isn't exactly saying much.
- 13.07 - Mike Gillislee, RB, Miami Dolphins While Lamar Miller will start the year as the team's featured back, Gillislee will still be involved quite a bit and would be the guy should Miller suffer an injury.
- 14.08 - Green Bay Packers D/ST Typically I draft fantasy defenses in the second-to-last round.
- 15.07 - Sebastian Janikowski, K, Oakland Raiders 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 20-team standard-scoring mock with the No. 10 pick.