Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (7/14/13): 16 Teams, No. 7 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 16-team standard-scoring mock and I had the No. 7 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 my picks:
- 1.07 - Trent Richardson, RB, Cleveland Browns: Debated taking Calvin Johnson, the seventh-ranked player on my big board, but the relative lack of depth at RB (compared to WR) should become clear early in a deeper league like this.
- 2.10 - Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans: Three 1,500-yard seasons over the past five years. Even if he has lost "half a step," Johnson is still one of the league's top receivers.
- 3.07 - Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins: With game-breaking speed, Miller has been working out with Frank Gore this offseason and says he has "become more explosive." Gore said of Miller: "Lamar is probably the fastest [among Hurricanes' RBs]. He reminds me of Portis.”
- 4.10 - Pierre Garcon, WR, Washington Redskins: Provided he can stay healthy, Garcon should have a huge season.
- 5.07 - Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins: Griffin III has passed all the steps of his rehabilitation process with flying colors and has the upside of being a top-three fantasy QB.
- 6.10 - Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: Bernard should lead the Bengals' backs in fantasy points this year and is a solid flex option.
- 7.07 - Jeremy Maclin, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: Is this the year Maclin breaks out? If not, this about where he should go for the production he has put up over the past few years.
- 8.10 - Zac Stacy, RB, St. Louis Rams: Stacy had back-to-back 1,100-yard seasons for Vanderbilt in the tough SEC. He has as good of a chance as the other Rams' runners to lead the team in touches.
- 9.07 - Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: With Mike Wallace departing for the Dolphins, Sanders will have a more prominent role in the Steelers' offense.
- 10.10 - Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears: Considering RG3's injury risk and the depth of the league, I wanted to draft a quality backup.
- 11.07 - Joseph Randle, RB, Dallas Cowboys: If (or should I say when?) DeMarco Murray suffers an injury, Randle will get an opportunity for a heavy workload.
- 12.10 - Rueben Randle, WR, New York Giants: Especially with Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz staying away from OTAs, Randle had an excellent offseason and is a possible breakout candidate.
- 13.07 - Jermaine Gresham, TE, Cincinnati Bengals: While his potential to break out would be greater if the Bengals did not draft Tyler Eifert, Gresham is a good value this late.
- 14.10 - New York Giants D/ST: As usual, it's a team defense with second-to-last pick.
- 15.07 - Greg Zuerlein, K, St. Louis Rams: ... and a kicker with my final pick.
- For all picks in the mock draft, click here.
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Tomorrow I will do a 14-team PPR-scoring mock with the No. 2 pick .