Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (7/30/13): 12 Teams, No. 11 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 12-team standard-scoring mock and I had the No. 11 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:
- 1.11 - Trent Richardson, RB, Cleveland Browns: Slowed by injuries (knee/ribs) in his rookie season, T-Rich still managed to finish among top 11 RBs in fantasy points last year and should have a much better season in 2013.
- 2.02 - Jimmy Graham, TE, New Orleans Saints: After waiting on TE in almost all of these mocks, I've drafted Graham or Rob Gronkowski now in three consecutive mocks.
- 3.11 - Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans Saints: One of the league's most underrated fantasy receivers, Colston has averaged a stat line of 79/1098/8 over the past four years.
- 4.02 - Frank Gore, RB, San Francisco 49ers: Gore has back-to-back 1,200-yard rushing seasons and the 49ers have one of the elite offensive lines.
- 5.11 - Pierre Garcon, WR, Washington Redskins: Provided he can stay healthy, Garcon should have the best season of his career as opposing defenses try to slow down the Redskins' rushing attack.
- 6.02 - Shane Vereen, RB, New England Patriots: Vereen would have seen a bump in touches with the departure of Danny Woodhead. With the release of Aaron Hernandez and Gronk's injury concerns, Vereen could produce like a RB2 this year.
- 7.11 - Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints: Slowed by injuries over his first two seasons, Ingram enters his third season healthier than he's ever been as a pro.
- 8.02 - 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.
- 9.11 - Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns: Facing a two-game suspension to start the year, Gordon has the talent to have a breakout year in Norv Turner's vertical passing attack once he returns.
- 10.02 - Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys: Romo with the 110th overall pick shows that it pays to wait on drafting your quarterback, especially in leagues that are not deep.
- 11.11 - Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans: The only thing that may hold him back in Year 2 is the inaccuracy of his quarterback.
- 12.02 - Mike Goodson, RB, New York Jets: Goodson provides some running back depth late.
- 13.11 - Aaron Dobson, WR, New England Patriots: With the turnover at the skill positions in New England, Dobson should have an opportunity for plenty of snaps/targets as a rookie.
- 14.02 - Denver Broncos D/ST: Almost always, I select the best defense available with my second-to-last pick.
- 15.11 - Randy Bullock, K, Houston Texans: Almost always, I select the best available kicker with my last pick.
- For all picks in the mock draft, click here.
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Tomorrow I will do a 16-team, standard-scoring league with the No. 6 pick .