Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (8/5/13): 10 Teams, 2-QB League, No. 6 Pick
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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 10-team 2-QB mock and I had the No. 6 pick. The league starts two quarterbacks, two running backs, two wide receivers, one tight end, one flex, one kicker and one team defense.
Here are my picks:
- 1.06 - Peyton Manning, QB, Denver Broncos: One of five QBs selected in the first round, QBs will go much earlier in 2-QB leagues. Manning arguably has the league's best trio of WRs and is coming off one of his best seasons ever.
- 2.05 - Trent Richardson, RB, Cleveland Browns: T-Rich in the second round? Yes, please. Provided he stays healthy, he could get 300-plus carries this season. As a rookie, he was the only back with double-digit rushing TDs and 50-plus receptions.
- 3.06 - 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.
- 4.05 - Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys: At this point, Romo was the last of my top-12 QBs still on the board. With the continued development of Dez Bryant into one of the league's elite receivers, he should have another big season.
- 5.06 - Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans: When healthy, Johnson has had 1,500-plus yards in three of the past five seasons including last year.
- 6.05 - Darren Sproles, RB, New Orleans Saints: Often overlooked by fantasy owners in standard-scoring leagues, Sproles is a nice value as the 55th overall pick.
- 7.06 - Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Offensive coordinator Todd Haley has described Bell as a three-down back and I like him a ton as my RB4.
- 8.05 - Shane Vereen, RB, New England Patriots: Vereen will have an opportunity for a monster season, and at least one of our rankers thinks Vereen outperforms Stevan Ridley this year.
- 9.06 - Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers: Lacy (and fellow rookie Johnathan Franklin) finally gives the Packers a powerful rushing attack. In the Packers' high-powered offense, Lacy should get an opportunity to score a lot of TDs.
- 10.05 - Cecil Shorts, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Shorts had a breakout season last year and only missed his first 1,000-yard season due to injury. Provided he stays healthy, 2013 should be even better.
- 11.06 - Greg Jennings, WR, Minnesota Vikings: Based on ADPs, I figured I could still get Josh Gordon with my next pick if I took Jennings here even if though I have Gordon ranked higher.
- 12.05 - 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.
- 13.06 - Jared Cook, TE, St. Louis Rams: Cook is not typically available at this spot, but I'm glad to scoop him up here.
- 14.05 - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: In a 2-QB league, I want to make sure I have at least one backup and Tannehill is inside my top-15 QBs for 2013.
- 15.06 - Baltimore Ravens D/ST
- 16.05 - Sebastian Janikowski, K, Oakland Raiders
- For all picks in the mock draft, click here.
Tomorrow I will do a 16-team, point-per-reception (PPR) mock with the No. 11 pick .