Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (7/25/13): 18 Teams, No. 10 Pick, Standard Scoring
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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 18-team standard-scoring mock and I had the No. 10 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:
- 1.10 - Ray Rice, RB, Baltimore Ravens: Even if Bernard Pierce steals a few touches, Rice is a durable back that has four consecutive seasons with 1,600-plus yards from scrimmage.
- 2.09 - Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans: When healthy, Johnson has had 1,500-plus yards in three of the past five seasons including last year.
- 3.10 - Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Bell will/should have an opportunity to be the team's featured back in 2013.
- 4.09 - Pierre Garcon, WR, Washington Redskins: Provided he can stay healthy, I expect big things from Garcon (but not as big as he expects from the Redskins offense).
- 5.10 - Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks: Depending on the severity of the hip injury to Percy Harvin, I may knock Wilson down a spot or two in my rankings (currently QB6), but he's unlikely to last 82 picks into an 18-team draft.
- 6.09 - Kenny Britt, WR, Tennessee Titans: Entering a walk year, it's possible that the talented receiver stays out of trouble and puts together a big season.
- 7.10 - Bernard Pierce, RB, Baltimore Ravens: If Rice gets hurt (unlikely), Pierce will have a huge year. Either way, however, Pierce is a solid flex option in this format.
- 8.09 - Zac Stacy, RB, St. Louis Rams: Who will lead the Rams' backs in carries? Perhaps it won't be Stacy, but maybe it will.
- 9.10 - Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears: Jeffery is a big red-zone target that was slowed by injuries last year. Before the season began, however, he was impressive in camp and the offseason.
- 10.09 - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: I debated Rueben Randle here as my WR5 as I really like his potential as a breakout candidate, but QB depth is important in an 18-team league and Tannehill should take a big step forward in 2013.
- 11.10 - Greg Little, WR, Cleveland Browns: Little will have an opportunity to step up early with the two-game suspension of Josh Gordon.
- 12.09 - Rob Housler, TE, Arizona Cardinals: Called a big wide receiver by Bruce Arians, Housler has the potential to have a breakout season this year and is one of my typical late-round TE targets.
- 13.10 - Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers: Allen provides some depth as my WR6.
- 14.09 - Minnesota Vikings D/ST
- 15.10 - Alex Henery, K, Philadelphia Eagles
- For all picks in the mock draft, click here.
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Tomorrow I will do a 12-team PPR-scoring mock with the No. 3 pick .