Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (7/17/13): 20 Teams, No. 20 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. 20 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:
- 1.20 - Stevan Ridley, RB, New England Patriots: With my first three picks, I wanted to draft my starting QB and two RBs. Ridley was the best available RB at this spot.
- 2.01 - Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints: Typically, I wouldn't draft a QB this early, but with the last pick of a 20-team mock, I wasn't sure who would be available at 3.20 (pick No. 60). Brees has back-to-back seasons with 5,000-plus yards and 40-plus TDs.
- 3.20 - Chris Ivory, RB, New York Jets: Brees' former teammate will get the opportunity to be the featured back in what should be a ground-and-pound offense. Provided he stays healthy, he could be in store for a huge season.
- 4.01 - Mike Wallace, WR, Miami Dolphins: Considering how deep the league is, I passed on Josh Gordon, who I have ranked one spot higher than Wallace, since he is suspended for the first two games.
- 5.20 - Mikel Leshoure, RB, Detroit Lions: Even with Reggie Bush expected to get the largest share of the workload, Leshoure should get the touches at the goal line and durability was once an issue for Bush.
- 6.01 - Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans: If Jake Locker can improve on his accuracy, Wright should take a big step forward in 2013.
- 7.20 - Ben Tate, RB, Houston Texans: If Arian Foster misses time, Tate has shown that he has the talent to be a very productive back. Some are concerned about the effect that Foster's cumulative workload over the past few seasons will have (is having) on him.
- 8.01 - Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Atlanta Falcons: 'Quizz is good value as an RB5 in a 20-teamer and my thought was to add RB depth and then focus on other positions due to the lack of depth at the position.
- 9.20 - Rueben Randle, WR, New York Giants: Randle has the potential to have breakout season, especially if Hakeem Nicks struggles to stay healthy, and could really see his fantasy value sore next year if the team does not re-sign Nicks.
- 10.01 - Ryan Broyles, WR, Detroit Lions: With reports that his recovery from a second ACL injury in as many years is going well, what's not to like about the No. 2 receiver in an offense that threw it 727 times last season?
- 11.20 - Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals: Eifert has the talent to outperform his draft slot, but the presence of Jermaine Gresham reduces his likelihood of making a big impact as a rookie.
- 12.01 - E.J. Manuel, QB, Buffalo Bills: Manuel should eventually become the team's starter this season and has plenty of upside/sleeper potential as a dual-threat QB.
- 13.20 - Miami Dolphins D/ST: Second-to-last round and a team defense ... you probably saw that coming if you've seen my previous mocks.
- 14.01 - Steven Hauschka, K, Seattle Seahawks: Last round, best kicker available, as usual.
- For all picks in the mock draft, click here.
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Tomorrow I will do a 12-team point-per-reception (PPR) mock with a super flex (QB eligible for flex) with the No. 9 pick .