Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (7/13/13): 12 Teams, No. 11 Pick, 2-QB 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 12-team 2-QB mock and I had the No. 11 pick. The league starts two quarterbacks, two running backs, two wide receivers, one tight end, one flex, one kicker and one team defense.
Here are the first three rounds of the mock:
Here are my picks:
- 1.11 - Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Lynch is coming off a career-best season with 1,590 rushing yards, which ranked third in the NFL last season.
- 2.02 - Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks: As you can see from the image above, 15 quarterbacks were selected with the first 32 picks. Therefore, I wanted to get one of my top-12 QBs with my second pick.
- 3.11 - Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys: Bryant broke out in a big way last year and is my third-ranked fantasy receiver heading into this season.
- 4.02 - Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos: With the amount of quarterbacks selected in the first few rounds, it means that I can get two top-six receivers with my third and fourth pick.
- 5.11 - Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans Saints: My plan was to get Colston/Sproles with the next two picks. Since the team picking at 5.12/6.01 had taken back-to-back RBs with his previous two picks, I decided to go Colston first.
- 6.02 - Darren Sproles, RB, New Orleans Saints: While he's better in PPR formats, Sproles is a huge value here.
- 7.11 - Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: Even with BenJarvus Green-Ellis likely to begin as the "starter," Bernard has the potential to become the guy in the Bengals' backfield sooner rather than later.
- 8.02 - Dennis Pitta, TE, Baltimore Ravens: Normally I wait on tight ends, but Pitta should have a breakout season with Anquan Boldin now a 49er.
- 9.11 - Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns: I'm as high (no pun intended) on Gordon as anybody, but it's only due to his two-game suspension that he's available this late. From Week 3 to 16, I expect Gordon to be a top-20 fantasy receiver.
- 10.02 - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: My goal was to get either Jay Cutler or Tannehill as my QB2. I have both of them ranked inside my top-15 QBs (unlike most) so I figured one would fall to me late.
- 11.11 - Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints: Thomas has a ton of talent, career average of 4.8 yards per carry, and may get a larger workload this year as the Saints commit more to their rushing attack.
- 12.02 - E.J. Manuel, QB, Buffalo Bills: With his dual-threat abilities, Manuel has the potential to outperform expectations from a fantasy perspective as a rookie.
- 13.11 - Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears: More wide receiver depth and a big red-zone target.
- 14.02 - DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans: Nuk has a great pair of hands and has impressed in offseason workouts up to this point.
- 15.11 - Baltimore Ravens D/ST: As usual, it's team defense time with the second-to-last pick.
- 16.02 - Sebastian Janikowski, K, Oakland Raiders: ... last (and least) it's a kicker with my final pick.
- For all picks in the mock draft, click here.
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Tomorrow I will do a 16-team standard-scoring mock with the No. 7 pick .