Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (7/15/13): 14 Teams, No. 2 Pick, PPR 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 14-team point-per-reception (PPR) scoring mock and I had the No. 2 pick. The league starts one quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, one tight end, one flex, one kicker and one team defense.
Here are my picks:
- 1.02 - Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans: While Adrian Peterson is a slam dunk as the No. 1 overall pick, Doug Martin can lay a claim to the No. 2 spot. No back has more yards from scrimmage (6,365) or rushing touchdowns (46) than Foster over the past three seasons (counting playoffs). But nobody has more carries (1,061), either, and he averaged a career-low 4.1 yards per carry last year.
- 2.13 - Darren Sproles, RB, New Orleans Saints: Since signing with the Saints in 2011, no RB has more receptions than Sproles (161) over the past two seasons.
- 3.02 - Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers: Cobb could be the Packers first 100-reception receiver since the 90s; at least, based on some comments from Aaron Rodgers.
- 4.13 - Eric Decker, WR, Denver Broncos: Decker broke out last year with 85 receptions for 1,064 yards and 13 touchdowns, but the addition of Wes Welker should mean fewer targets in 2013.
- 5.02 - Steve Smith, WR, Carolina Panthers: Although he turned 34 years old recently, Smith has back-to-back seasons with 1,100-plus yards.
- 6.13 - Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots: Even with a myriad of questions surrounding the pass-catching weapons in the Patriots' offense, Brady is too big of a bargain here.
- 7.02 - Montee Ball, RB, Denver Broncos: Although John Fox has a history of using a committee in the backfield, Ball is the team's most talented back.
- 8.13 - Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Arizona Cardinals: A reunion with former offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and playing for a new contract on a one-year deal could be exactly what the doctor ordered.
- 9.02 - Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers: Lacy, and fellow rookie Johnathan Franklin, give the Packers' high-powered offense the rushing attack they have long lacked.
- 10.13 - Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears: Double-digit touchdowns for Jeffery in 2013? I wouldn't be surprised.
- 11.02 - Jordan Cameron, TE, Cleveland Browns: Among late(r)-round tight ends, Cameron has the chance to have a breakout season in the team's new TE-friendly offense.
- 12.13 - Vincent Brown, WR, San Diego Chargers: Provided Brown stays healthy for a full season, he should outperform his ADP and [mock] draft slot here.
- 13.02 - Aaron Dobson, WR, New England Patriots: Dobson is one of the biggest beneficiaries of the concerns surrounding the Patriots' pass-catchers.
- 14.13 - Pittsburgh Steelers D/ST: As usual, it's a defense in the second-to-last round.
- 15.02 - Phil Dawson, K, San Francisco 49ers: As usual, it's a kicker in the final round.
- 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. 20 pick .