Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (8/7/13): 20 Teams, No. 8 Pick, Standard 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 20-team standard-scoring mock and I had the No. 8 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:
- 1.08 - LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: In what should be a run-heavy offense under Chip Kelly, McCoy has tremendous upside provided he stays healthy.
- 2.13 - Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans: Johnson is coming off his third 1,500-yard season in the past five years.
- 3.08 - Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Described as a "three-down back" by Todd Haley, Bell has the best opportunity to lead all rookie running backs in touches in 2013.
- 4.13 - Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins: In a deep league and with Griffin III's injury risk, I will make sure to get a quality backup, but he has top-three upside.
- 5.08 - Kenny Britt, WR, Tennessee Titans: Entering a contract year, Britt has the talent and motivation to have a monster season.
- 6.13 - Bernard Pierce, RB, Baltimore Ravens: While Ray Rice will still be the team's featured back, Pierce will get an even larger share of the workload than he had last year.
- 7.08 - Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints: It's Thomas that tops the Saints' unofficial preseason depth chart.
- 8.13 - 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 can't stay healthy (again).
- 9.08 - 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.
- 10.13 - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Minnesota Vikings: Unpolished as a route runner, Patterson is dangerous in the open field.
- 11.08 - Jermaine Gresham, TE, Cincinnati Bengals: Gresham is a nice value at tight end this late.
- 12.13 - Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers: With the season-ending ACL injury for Danario Alexander, Allen will get a greater shot of making an impact as a rookie.
- 13.08 - Michael Crabtree, WR, San Francisco 49ers: This pick would be even better with an IR spot, but Crabtree has the potential to be productive in the fantasy playoffs for this team — provided I get there.
- 14.13 - Cleveland Browns D/ST
- 15.08 - Adam Vinatieri, K, Indianapolis Colts
- For all picks in the mock draft, click here.
Tomorrow I will do a 12-team, point-per-reception (PPR) scoring mock with the No. 2 pick .