Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (May 31st): 14 teams, No. 10 pick, PPR scoring
Back on May 27th, we began our 2014 fantasy football mock draft per day series using our site's mock draft simulator (powered by FantasyPros).
As we continue through the offseason, I will continue to complete a mock draft every day as I vary the scoring format, league size, draft slot, etc. and today's mock is a 14-team league with point-per-reception (PPR) scoring and I have the No. 10 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.10 - Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers: No running back had more games last season with 20-plus carries than Lacy, who also rushed for 11 touchdowns as a rookie. Even if he's not an elite receiver out of the backfield like my next pick, Lacy posted solid receiving numbers (35 catches for 257 yards) last year.
2.05 - Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: With an increasing workload each month as a rookie, Bernard is should see significant growth in his workload in 2014. In addition, the Bengals plan to use him more from the slot, which means he should break the franchise RB receptions (56) record he set last year.
3.10 - Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers: Allen became just the third rookie to exceed 1,000 receiving yards over the past nine seasons and he should be in store for even more production in 2014. Allen finished with 71/1,046/8, but he had only three catches for 30 yards through his first three games.
4.05 - Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons: Once again, White is on my roster and that will be a common theme throughout this series. Despite his slow injury-plagued start, White finished the season strong with 42/502/2 over the final five games of the season.
5.10 - Chris Johnson, RB, New York Jets: While the CJ2K days seem like an eternity ago, Johnson has finished with 1,400-plus YFS in every season and has averaged 45.33 receptions over his career. Especially in PPR formats (with 14 teams), I'm thrilled to have Johnson as my RB3/flex.
6.05 - Joique Bell, RB, Detroit Lions: Not only does Bell have back-to-back seasons with at least 52 receptions, he had 166 carries for 650 yards and eight TDs last season. With indications that Bell and Reggie Bush will have a fairly even timeshare in 2014, Bell is definitely a value as my RB4.
7.10 - Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers: While he has a relatively weak receiving corps, Newton has been a highly productive fantasy quarterback in large part due to his rushing ability. In three seasons, he has 364 carries for 2,032 yards and 28 touchdowns in addition to an average of 3,766.3 passing yards and 21.3 passing scores.
8.05 - Fred Jackson, RB, Buffalo Bills: After being written off by many, Jackson outperformed expectations last year with 1,277 YFS and 10 TDs. While I obviously don't expect the now 33-year-old back to replicate those numbers this year, he provides more running back depth for my roster.
9.10 - Hakeem Nicks, WR, Indianapolis Colts: Perhaps more a hunch than anything, but I wouldn't be surprised if Nicks vastly outperforms the low expectations most have for him this year. Certainly unhappy with his first test of the free-agent market, Nicks should be highly motivated for the next (and hopefully better) deal.
10.05 - Martellus Bennett, TE, Chicago Bears: In this mock, Bennett is the 17th tight end off the board. While he is a solid but not spectacular option, he should be off the board before this.
11.10 - Anquan Boldin, WR, San Francisco 49ers: With more (and healthier) talent catching passes in 2014, it will be difficult for Boldin to replicate last year's production, but he adds depth here.
12.05 - Danny Amendola, WR, New England Patriots: An injury risk waiting to happen, Amendola sustained a groin injury in his first game as a Patriot but he had a big game (10/104 on 14 targets). He then missed a few games and never made the impact the Pats had hoped, but he's worth the risk for his PPR upside as my WR5.
13.10 - Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Carolina Panthers: With the potential to make an immediate impact as a red-zone weapon, Benjamin is a big-bodied (6-5, 240) receiver with little competition in front of him on the depth chart.
14.05 - Denver Broncos D/ST: As I typically do, I take my top available defense with the second-to-last pick ...
15.10 - Nick Novak, K, San Diego Chargers: ... and the best available kicker in the final round.
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Check out our 2014 fantasy football rankings:
- 2014 fantasy football quarterback rankings
- 2014 fantasy football running back rankings
- 2014 fantasy football wide receiver rankings
- 2014 fantasy football tight end rankings
- 2014 fantasy football cheat sheet
Tomorrow's mock draft will be a 12-team 2-QB league with the No. 7 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.
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