Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (8/17/13): 20 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 20-team with standard scoring 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 - LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: While RB depth overall is relatively weak, it is extremely strong at the top and I'm thrilled with McCoy at 11th overall.
- 2.10 - Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons: White has never missed a regular-season game and has been remarkably consistent — average of 102/1,345/8 over the past three seasons.
- 3.11 - Shane Vereen, RB, New England Patriots: Vereen will have an opportunity for a monster season as the team uses him to create mismatches all over the field.
- 4.10 - Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks: In his final eight games as a rookie, Wilson had a 16-to-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio (20 TDs if you count his rushing scores) and averaged 9.03 yards per pass attempt and 6.2 yards per rush attempt.
- 5.11 - 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.
- 6.10 - Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans: If Jake Locker can improve on his accuracy, Wright, who came into camp in better shape, should take a big step forward in 2013.
- 7.11 - Danny Woodhead, RB, San Diego Chargers: Woodhead was quietly one of the league's more productive fantasy backs last year and should get an opportunity behind — or in a RB rotation with — injury-prone Ryan Mathews.
- 8.10 - Aaron Dobson, WR, New England Patriots: Although Kenbrell Thompkins has generated more offseason/preseason buzz, I'd still prefer Dobson over Thompkins.
- 9.11 - Rob Housler, TE, Arizona Cardinals: Like Jordan Cameron, who had a big two-TD night yesterday, Housler is a later-round TE with plenty of upside due to his athleticism and improved situation.
- 10.10 - Greg Little, WR, Cleveland Browns: Little provides me with some depth at wide receiver.
- 11.11 - E.J. Manuel, QB, Buffalo Bills: I completed this mock just before the news of Manuel's knee procedure, but it won't be long before Manuel is the team's starter and he has plenty of upside as a sleeper.
- 12.10 - Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers: Considering the injuries to the Chargers wide receiving corps, Allen could find himself targeted more than expected as a rookie.
- 13.11 - Michael Crabtree, WR, San Francisco 49ers: In a deep league like this, Crabtree (Achilles) gives me the potential for big-time receiver down the stretch as the 251st overall pick.
- 14.10 - Cleveland Browns D/ST
- 15.11 - Alex Henery, K, Philadelphia Eagles
- For all picks in the mock draft, click here.
Tomorrow I will do a 12-team point-per-reception (PPR) league with the No. 12 pick .