Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (8/19/13): 12 Teams, No. 12 Pick, PPR 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 with point-per-reception (PPR) scoring and I had the No. 12 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:
- 1.12 - Matt Forte, RB, Chicago Bears: NFL Network's Bucky Brooks recently wrote that 1,000 rushing yards and 100 receptions might be possible for Forte in Marc Trestman's offense.
- 2.01 - Jimmy Graham, TE, New Orleans Saints: Graham is the clear-cut top TE in fantasy and his numbers should be closer to 2011's (99/1310/11) than 2012's (85/982/9) with a healthier wrist.
- 3.12 - Darren McFadden, RB, Oakland Raiders: Through five years, we've come to accept 12 games as a "full" season for Run DMC, but he has averaged more than 100 YFS and 3.4 catches per game over the past three years.
- 4.01 - Danny Amendola, WR, New England Patriots: Speaking of injury-prone, Amendola has played in only 12G in the past two years, but he should catch 100-plus passes provided he stays healthy.
- 5.12 - Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Bell has been described as a "three-down back" by offensive coordinator Todd Haley and he could lead all rookie RBs in touches.
- 6.01 - Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots: Brady is still Brady and should put up big numbers even with a mostly turned-over group of pass-catchers.
- 7.12 - Montee Ball, RB, Denver Broncos: Ball is more talented than Ronnie Hillman, but John Fox sure does like himself some RBBCs.
- 8.01 - Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Indianapolis Colts: If healthy, Bradshaw is a great fit in Pep Hamilton's offense and is a nice value as an RB5 for this team.
- 9.12 - Kenny Britt, WR, Tennessee Titans: My concerns are his knee and quarterback's inaccuracy, but Britt has the WR1 talents and should be extremely motivated as he plays for his next contract.
- 10.01 - Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns: When he returns from suspension, Gordon should thrive in the team's vertical passing attack.
- 11.12 - Lance Moore, WR, New Orleans Saints: Moore is coming off his first-ever 1,000-yard season, but he is really the team's fourth option behind Graham, Marques Colston and Darren Sproles.
- 12.01 - Sidney Rice, WR, Seattle Seahawks: With the injury to Percy Harvin, Rice and Golden Tate will have an opportunity to step up.
- 13.12 - Ryan Broyles, WR, Detroit Lions: With an amazing recovery from his second torn ACL in as many seasons, Broyles should be heavily targeted in the league's pass-happiest offense as the team's No. 2 receiver behind Calvin Johnson.
- 14.01 - Denver Broncos D/ST
- 15.12 - David Akers, K, Detroit Lions
- For all picks in the mock draft, click here.
Tomorrow I will do a 12-team point-per-reception (PPR) league with a super flex (QB-eligible flex) and the No. 8 pick .