Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (8/28/13): 16 Teams, No. 5 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 16-team point-per-reception (PPR) scoring league and I had the No. 5 pick. The league starts one quarterbacks, two running backs, two wide receivers, one tight end, one flex, one kicker and one team defense.
Here are my picks:
- 1.05 - Ray Rice, RB, Baltimore Ravens: Especially in PPR formats, Rice will be an absolute stud this season as the Ravens lack few viable weapons in the passing game aside from Rice and Torrey Smith.
- 2.12 - Steven Jackson, RB, Atlanta Falcons: Jackson leads all active running backs in carries, but he has his best shot at double-digit TDs since 2006 (as this near-unanimous poll indicates).
- 3.05 - Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans Saints: Colston has averaged a stat line of 79/1098/8 over the past four years.
- 4.12 - 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.
- 5.05 - Steve Johnson, WR, Buffalo Bills: Johnson has been consistent with three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.
- 6.12 - Chris Ivory, RB, New York Jets: I like the value of Ivory as an RB4. The Jets will use a ground-and-pound approach and Ivory has huge upside here provided he stays healthy.
- 7.05 - Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Floyd closed the season well and should have an excellent opportunity for a breakout season with upgrades at quarterback and on the offensive line.
- 8.12 - Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Atlanta Falcons: Although Steven Jackson will be more involved in the passing game than Michael Turner was, Rodgers had 53 receptions last year.
- 9.05 - Joique Bell, RB, Detroit Lions: It could be Bell, not Mikel Leshoure, that finishes second among the team's backs in touches.
- 10.12 - Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals: The first tight end selected in the draft, Eifert has better long-term value in dynasty leagues than re-draft formats, but he is a nice value here.
- 11.05 - Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers: I waited even longer than I usually do on QB, but the plan will be to play Big Ben or Manuel (once he's healthy and starting) based on their matchups.
- 12.12 - Rueben Randle, WR, New York Giants: Randle has been extremely impressive this offseason and should have plenty of opportunities as the team's No. 3 receiver with a lot of upside in the event that Hakeem Nicks or Victor Cruz can't stay healthy (again).
- 13.05 - E.J. Manuel, QB, Buffalo Bills: Recovering from a "minor" knee procedure, Manuel should start sooner rather than later.
- 14.12 - San Diego Chargers D/ST
- 15.05 - Sebastian Janikowski, K, Oakland Raiders
- For all picks in the mock draft, click here.
Tomorrow I will do a 10-team 2-QB league with the No. 6 pick.