Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (8/8/13): 12 Teams, No. 2 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 point-per-reception (PPR) mock and I had the No. 2 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:
- 1.02 - Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans: Foster leads the NFL with 5,702 YFS and 47 TDs over the past three regular seasons, but his cumulative workload (1,243 touches counting playoffs) during that span and current (even if relatively minor) injuries worries me as well.
- 2.11 - Steven Jackson, RB, Atlanta Falcons: Speaking of a lot of touches, 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).
- 3.02 - Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans: Marvin Harrison is the only receiver in league history to have as many seasons of 100-plus receptions and 1,500-plus yards as Johnson (three).
- 4.11 - Frank Gore, RB, San Francisco 49ers: Despite his age (30), here three reasons to like Gore here: (1) back-to-back 1,200-yard seasons, (2) arguably league's best offensive line and (3) perhaps more reliance on run game with Michael Crabtree injury (Achilles).
- 5.02 - Pierre Garcon, WR, Washington Redskins: I feel like I'm drafting an All Injury Risk Team, but Garcon should have a breakout season provided he stays healthy.
- 6.11 - Ryan Mathews, RB, San Diego Chargers: I was hoping to take Shane Vereen here, but he went with pick 6.10 ... doh. Continuing with the injury-risk theme, Mathews could be the poster boy for being injury prone.
- 7.02 - Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: A dynamic back, Bernard was the first rookie running back selected in the 2013 NFL Draft (see results) and provides my team with fresh legs and depth should (or when) the injury bug hits my backs.
- 8.11 - Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts: As usual, I wait as long as l can to get one of my top-12 fantasy QBs and Luck was the last of that group off the board.
- 9.02 - Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns: Gordon may not miss any games due to injury, but he will miss two of them due to suspension. That said, he's an elite talent with upside in the Browns' new vertical passing attack.
- 10.11 - Lance Moore, WR, New Orleans Saints: Moore had his first-ever 1,000-yard season last year and is an excellent value this late as the No. 2 receiver opposite Marques Colston in the league's most high-powered passing attack.
- 11.02 - Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Floyd has the potential to have a breakout season with a new coaching staff, new quarterback and OL upgrades.
- 12.11 - Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears: Provided he stays healthy (a common theme with this team), Jeffery could be a steal this late.
- 13.02 - Jermaine Gresham, TE, Cincinnati Bengals: Everybody seems to hate Gresham (22nd TE off the board), but I will gladly take him this late.
- 14.11 - Arizona Cardinals D/ST
- 15.02 - Phil Dawson, K, San Francisco 49ers
- For all picks in the mock draft, click here.
Tomorrow I will do a 10-team point-per-reception (PPR) mock with a super flex (QB eligible for flex spot) with the No. 3 pick .
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