Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (7/23/13): 14 Teams, No. 5 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 14-team standard-scoring mock and I had the No. 5 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:

  • 1.05 - C.J. Spiller, RB, Buffalo Bills: Only four RBs had more yards from scrimmage than Spiller (1,703) last season: Adrian Peterson, Doug Martin, Marshawn Lynch and Jamaal Charles. All them had at least 78 more rushing attempts than Spiller (207), who should see his workload increase significantly under the new regime.
  • 2.10 - Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: When healthy, MJD has been one of the most productive RBs in the league and Pocket Hercules will be playing for his next contract.
  • 3.05 - Percy Harvin, WR, Seattle Seahawks: Up until his injury, Harvin was on pace for 110 receptions for 1,204 yards, 39 rushing attempts for 171 yards and a total of seven touchdowns last season.
  • 4.10 - Chris Ivory, RB, New York Jets: In the Jets' low-powered offense, Ivory will be the featured back in the team's ground-and-pound approach and could be in store for a huge season provided he stays healthy.
  • 5.05 - Danny Amendola, WR, New England Patriots: Speaking of a huge season if he stays healthy, that is the case with Amendola. Wes Welker has averaged 112/1,243/6 over the past six years in New England.
  • 6.10 - Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins: Griffin III says that he has been cleared for training camp, which begins this week, and he has top-three upside at QB.
  • 7.05 - Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns: Although he is suspended for the first two games, Gordon could be a top-20 receiver from Week 3 to 16. Although I have Gordon ranked higher than Amendola, my hope was that Gordon would fall a little further and that I could get both.
  • 8.10 - Zac Stacy, RB, St. Louis Rams: Perhaps the Rams will use a platoon or one of the other backs will be the featured back, but Stacy is at least in the mix at the moment to be the Rams back to own.
  • 9.05 - Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Atlanta Falcons: 'Quizz is good value as my RB5 in a 14-teamer and my thought was to focus on RB depth early and then focus on other positions.
  • 10.10 - Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans: Wright tied Justin Blackmon for most receptions as a rookie last year.
  • 11.05 - 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.
  • 12.10 - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: Tannehill provides depth and insurance in case Griffin III misses any time, but I expect Tannehill to have a breakout season.
  • 13.05 - Rob Housler, TE, Arizona Cardinals: If you wait on tight end, Housler is an option late with enormous upside. Carson Palmer likes to throw to his TE and Bruce Arians referred to the ultra-athletic Housler as "a big wide receiver."
  • 14.10 - Arizona Cardinals D/ST: Almost always, I select the best defense available with my second-to-last pick.
  • 15.05 - Greg Zuerlein, K, St. Louis Rams: Almost always, I select the best available kicker with my last pick.

- For all picks in the mock draft, click here.

My 2013 fantasy rankings: Quarterbacks - Running Backs - Wide Receivers - Tight Ends

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