Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (8/16/13): 16 Teams, No. 5 Pick, PPR 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 16-team with point-per-reception (PPR) scoring 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: Spiller had a breakout season last year with more than 1,700 yards from scrimmage and a 6.0 yards-per-carry average. In 2013, the team's website thinks Spiller has a shot to rush for 2,000 yards in the team's new up-tempo offense.
- 2.12 - Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons: Provided the injury to White (ankle) in last night's preseason game isn't serious, he's been remarkably consistent — average of 102/1,345/8 over the past three seasons.
- 3.05 - Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans Saints: Speaking of consistency, Colston has averaged a stat line of 79/1098/8 over the past four years.
- 4.12 - Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Although Bell is a bigger back (244 pounds), he is a good receiver out of the backfield and Todd Haley has described him as a "three-down back."
- 5.05 - Shane Vereen, RB, New England Patriots: Vereen will have an opportunity for a monster season, especially in PPR formats, as the team uses him to create mismatches all over the field.
- 6.12 - Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers: If I want one of my top 12 fantasy QBs, and I'd be happy with any of them, it's time to take one here.
- 7.05 - Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers: Lacy should lead the team's backs in touches and get the goal-line carries for one of the league's most explosive offenses.
- 8.12 - Joique Bell, RB, Detroit Lions: It could be Bell, not Mikel Leshoure, that finishes second among the team's backs in touches.
- 9.05 - Denarius Moore, WR, Oakland Raiders: With only two WRs on the roster up to this point, Moore gives me another team's No. 1 WR relatively late. Of course, the team's woeful quarterback situation is a concern.
- 10.12 - Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears: I expect Jeffery to break out this year if he stays healthy for a full season.
- 11.05 - Rob Housler, TE, Arizona Cardinals: A breakout candidate himself, Housler has the athleticism to create mismatches and Carson Palmer loves to target his tight end.
- 12.12 - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Minnesota Vikings: Extremely explosive with the ball in his hands, the Vikings will find a number of ways to get him the ball.
- 13.05 - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: The biggest concern for Tannehill is how well the team will be able to protect him, but otherwise he should make significant strides in his second season.
- 14.12 - Minnesota Vikings D/ST
- 15.05 - Greg Zuerlein, K, St. Louis Rams
- For all picks in the mock draft, click here.
Tomorrow I will do a 20-team standard-scoring league with the No. 11 pick .