Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (June 10th): 14 teams, No. 8 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 14-team league with standard scoring and I have the No. 8 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.08 - Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers: No back had more 20-carry games than Lacy last season and the Packers want to stay committed to the run. Provided Aaron Rodgers stays healthy, Lacy should see his yards-per-carry average rise and score double-digit touchdowns once again.
2.07 - Zac Stacy, RB, St. Louis Rams: From Weeks 8 to 16, Stacy scored the fifth-most fantasy points per game among running backs. (Lacy was No. 4.) Stacy thrived on heavy volume as he carried the ball 200 times in his final nine games for 759 yards (only 3.80 YPC) and seven touchdowns and added 20 catches for 96 yards. While Stacy will remain the team's featured back, the selection of Tre Mason in the third round means Stacy is unlikely to average 24-plus touches per game like he did over that stretch last year.
3.08 - Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals: Based on comments from Bruce Arians, Ellington should see a big jump in workload in 2014 and gives me three top-15 fantasy running backs on this roster. Especially considering all three will be in my starting lineup in non-bye weeks, I'm comfortable going RB/RB/RB with my first three picks if I land running backs of this caliber.
4.07 - Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons: There were a few receivers still on the board — Victor Cruz and Michael Crabtree to name a couple — that many would prefer over White. That said, I'm (obviously) higher on White than most. Injury slowed him for the first half of the year even in games he played, but he finished strong: 43 catches for 502 yards and two touchdowns in his final five games.
5.08 - Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots: Speaking of finishing the season strong, Edelman racked up a line of 69/729/5 in his final eight games counting the playoffs. If Rob Gronkowski stays healthy and the other receivers emerge, Edelman's year-over-year numbers may decline some, but I still expect him to be the most productive WR on the team and he's a solid WR2 in a 14-team league.
6.07 - Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers: Kaepernick's late-season production was much better with Crabtree (Achilles) back in the lineup. From Weeks 12 to 16, Kaepernick had the third-most fantasy points (and sixth-most on a per-game basis) among QBs. With a healthier and better group of weapons in the passing game, Kaepernick is my QB8 in 2014 and the QB11 in this mock.
7.08 - Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans Saints: Colston had a disappointing season (75/943/5). On a per-game basis, he was much better in the final 8G (6.0/75.1/0.5) than he was in the first 7G (3.9/48.9/0.1).
8.07 - Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins: It's been Miller, not Knowshon Moreno, that has gotten reps with the first team at OTAs as Moreno works on getting into better shape. While I expect Moreno to secure a more prominent role when the season rolls around, Miller has plenty of upside from this draft spot in Bill Lazor's up-tempo offense.
9.08 - Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles: With the
departure release of DeSean Jackson as well as other factors, Ertz will likely see many more targets in Year 2 and could be poised for a breakout season.
10.07 - Christine Michael, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Even if the Seahawks coaching staff backs off of their RBBC comments at the team's town hall, Michael's hype going into 2014 continues. ESPN's Louis Riddick tweeted yesterday, "Strength coach at A&M, who trained both Michael and A.Peterson, told me Christine's athletic explosiveness is on par with A.P."
11.08 - Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Before selecting Evans with the seventh overall pick, the depth chart was wide open after Vincent Jackson. While Evans has been compared to V-Jax, his great size (6-foot-5 with 35-inch arms) will afford him the opportunity to make an immediate impact in the red zone.
12.07 - Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Carolina Panthers: Like Evans, Benjamin has great size that creates the potential for red-zone success from Day 1. In addition, the Panthers depth chart at receiver was even more wide open.
13.08 - Marvin Jones, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: Jones had a breakout season last year with 51 receptions for 712 yards and 10 touchdowns. As the clear-cut No. 2 wide receiver in the Bengals offense, Jones should haul in more receptions for more yards but it's unlikely he scores double-digit touchdowns again.
14.07 - New England Patriots D/ST: and 15.08 - Nick Novak, K, San Diego Chargers: Once again, it's the best available team defense and kicker with the second-to-last and last pick, respectively.
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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 league using standard scoring with the No. 2 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.
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