Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (June 7th): 16 teams, No. 10 pick, Standard 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 16-team league with standard scoring and I have the No. 10 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.10 - DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys: While durability will always be a concern for Murray (or any running back), Murray has yet to play a full 16-game season. Playing a career-high 14 games last year, however, only three running backs (Jamaal Charles, LeSean McCoy and Matt Forte) scored more fantasy points per game than Murray in standard-scoring formats.
2.07 - Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears: Jeffery had a breakout season last year with 89 catches for a team-high 1,421 yards and seven touchdowns and he added another 105 rushing yards. The only receiver with more YFS than Jeffery (1,526) was Cleveland's Josh Gordon (1,734).
3.10 - Ryan Mathews, RB, San Diego Chargers: Apparently, I'm on my way to cornering the market of injury-prone running backs with only Darren McFadden needed for the monopoly. In all seriousness, Mathews had a breakout season from a durability (16 games) and production (career-high 1,255 rushing yards) standpoint last year.
4.07 - Bishop Sankey, RB, Tennessee Titans: The competition for touches for Sankey, the first rookie selected in this year's draft, is less than fierce. Even if you don't believe he's the most talented rookie running back, like I don't, there's no denying that he has the most favorable opportunity to make an immediate impact.
5.10 - Michael Crabtree, WR, San Francisco 49ers: More than likely, Crabtree wouldn't be here 99 of 100 times, but if he is, it's a no-brainer. When healthy, Crabtree had a breakout season (85/1,105/9) when Colin Kaepernick became the starter in 2012. Provided he stays healthy this year, he should pick up where he left off.
6.07 - Dennis Pitta, TE, Baltimore Ravens: Like Crabtree, Pitta suffered what could have been a season-ending injury before the season starter. Pitta returned for the final few games, but perhaps he has the breakout season many expected last year now that he's healthy.
7.10 - Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears: The combined fantasy points of Jay Cutler, who missed several games due to injury, and Josh McCown, who signed an offseason deal with the Bucs, would have been good enough to finish as a top-three fantasy QB last year. With Marc Trestman running the offense and talented group of playmakers, Cutler has the potential to have his best year ever if he stays healthy.
8.07 - Terrance West, RB, Cleveland Browns: With Gordon likely suspended for the entire season, the Browns will utilize a run-heavy approach. Even if Ben Tate stays healthy, there should be plenty to go around for West to be productive as well. That said, Tate has struggled with durability (I know, you're surprised that didn't land him on this squad) so West has a fair amount of upside.
9.10 - Christine Michael, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Even though Marshawn Lynch has racked up league-most 901 regular-season carries over the past three seasons, the Seahawks plan to utilize a running back by committee in 2014. Michael would be a steal here.
10.07 - DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans: Only San Diego's Keenan Allen had more receiving yards last season as a rookie than Hopkins. Hopkins should build upon last year's rookie success, but the QB situation somewhat caps the amount of that increase in 2014.
11.10 - Greg Jennings, WR, Minnesota Vikings: With Norv Turner running the offense and Christian Ponder no longer under center, the Vikings offense should be much improved and Jennings will be one of the benefactors.
12.07 - Lance Dunbar, RB, Dallas Cowboys: In a 16-team league and with Murray as my RB1, selecting Dunbar here is insurance for if/when Murray misses a game or two (or more).
13.10 - Kansas City Chiefs D/ST: In deep(er) leagues, I will sometimes grab a team defense a round earlier than usual and I did that here with last year's top-scoring defense.
14.07 - Andrew Hawkins, WR, Cleveland Browns: I figured that Hawkins would last another round, which is why I took a D/ST in the previous round. Hawkins has impressed at Browns' OTAs and he's the most dynamic of the team's receivers not named Josh.
15.10 - Robbie Gould, K, Chicago Bears: Last and certainly least, it's a 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 10-team, 2-QB league using point-per-reception (PPR) scoring with the No. 4 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.
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