Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (7/05/13): 20 Teams, No. 10 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 20-team standard-scoring mock and I had the No. 10 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:
- 1.10 - 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.
- 2.11 - Peyton Manning, QB, Denver Broncos: After multiple neck surgeries, Peyton threw for 4,659 yards and 37 TDs, both of which were the second-most in his career. Without the rehab and rust to shake off, Peyton should have another strong season and perhaps his best ever with the addition of Wes Welker.
- 3.10 - Darren Sproles, RB, New Orleans Saints: Even though he missed three games last year, Sproles has 2,224 yards from scrimmage and 17 touchdowns over the past two years.
- 4.11 - 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.
- 5.10 - Shane Vereen, RB, New England Patriots: With the free-agent loss of Danny Woodhead and release of TE Aaron Hernandez, Vereen is a solid value here and he will continue to rise up draft boards this offseason.
- 6.11 - Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans: Wright tied Justin Blackmon for most receptions as a rookie last year.
- 7.10 - Bernard Pierce, RB, Baltimore Ravens: Pierce is one of the league's most productive backup RBs and he should see an increase in workload going forward.
- 8.11 - Aaron Dobson, WR, New England Patriots: With the turnover at the skill positions, Dobson should have an opportunity for plenty of snaps/targets as a rookie.
- 9.10 - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Minnesota Vikings: Far from a polished route-runner, Patterson has good size, athleticism and is dangerous with the ball in his hands.
- 10.11 - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: With Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck having huge rookie seasons, I expect Tannehill to narrow the gap this year and he gives me depth/insurance in this deep league.
- 11.10 - Fred Davis, TE, Washington Redskins: Davis is two years removed from averaging 66.3 yards per game and has upside this late.
- 12.11 - Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Titans: I'd prefer for three of my five receivers to not be rookies, but Hunter provides some depth late.
- 13.10 - Rob Housler, TE, Arizona Cardinals: With exceptional athleticism for the position, Housler is a breakout candidate for the Cardinals.
- 14.11 - Washington Redskins D/ST: Almost always, I select the best defense available with my second-to-last pick.
- 15.10 - Adam Vinatieri, K, Indianapolis Colts: 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 mock with the No. 2 pick and point-per-reception (PPR) scoring.