Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (June 13th): 12-team, 2-QB PPR league
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 12-team, two-QB league with point-per-reception (PPR) scoring and I have the No. 1 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.01 - Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: One season after rushing for 1,509 yards, Charles rushed for fewer yards but racked up 1,980 yards from scrimmage, 70 receptions and 19 touchdowns, all of which were career highs. There is no way he scores 19 TDs again, but he should reach or come close to 2,000 YFS and 70 catches again.
2.12 - Jimmy Graham, TE, New Orleans Saints: Even though this league starts two QBs and three WRs, it's hard to pass up Graham as the 24th overall pick. The clear-cut top fantasy tight end, especially in PPR formats, Graham has averaged 90/1169/12 over the past three seasons.
3.01 - Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins: With better health heading into the 2014 season thanks to Shanahan, RG3 should be primed for a bounce-back season after a relatively disappointing sophomore season. Not only is he healthy, but he has an improved group of pass-catchers with the free-agent addition of DeSean Jackson to Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed.
4.12 - Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers: Nelson set career highs last season with 85 catches and 1,314 yards. In addition, he has scored 30 touchdowns in 44 games over the past three seasons.
5.01 - Pierre Garcon, WR, Washington Redskins: At this point, I debated a few players and whether to add my QB2, RB2 and WR2 and tried to speculate which would have the best options at the next turn. Garcon, who led the league in receptions last year, will likely have fewer catches this season, but he should average more per catch with D-Jax on the opposite side.
6.12 - Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans Saints: After getting off to a slow(ish) start, Colston averaged 6.0/75.1/0.5 over the final eight games of the season and he's a solid WR3 in PPR formats.
7.01 - Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints: Aside from cornering the market in fantasy-relevant players named Pierre, PT set a career high with 77 receptions last year and now Darren Sproles (71 receptions last year) is no longer in the same backfield.
8.12 - Frank Gore, RB, San Francisco 49ers: Unlike earlier in his career, Gore is not very involved in the passing game and there are other concerns: age (31), cumulative career workload and talented depth behind him. That said, Gore enters the season as the team's lead back and has rushed for a minimum of 1,128 yards and eight TDs in each of the past three seasons.
9.01 - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: As my QB2, Tannehill rounds out my starting lineup. When I passed on Russell Wilson, who was selected at 5.08, for Garcon, Tannehill is the guy I was hoping to get later. Not only have the Dolphins made several moves to improve their league-worst pass-blocking, but Bill Lazor's new up-tempo offense could allow Tannehill to have a career year.
10.12 - Marvin Jones, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: As the team's No. 2 receiver, Jones will have an opportunity to improve upon last year's receptions (51) and yards (712) totals even though he is unlikely to score double-digit touchdowns again.
11.01 - Roy Helu, RB, Washington Redskins: A few years ago as a rookie, Helu set the franchise mark for the most receptions (14) in a game and had 49 catches that season. With a new regime in control, it wouldn't surprise me if Helu set a new career high in receptions this year.
12.12 - Rueben Randle, WR, New York Giants: While I may not be as high on Randle's breakout prospects as some others, but he has upside as a 12th-rounder.
13.01 - Danny Amendola, WR, New England Patriots: The Patriots let Wes Welker walk in favor of Amendola last offseason. With the oft-injured Amendola sustaining a groin injury in Week 1, however, he never got on track. There's upside here if he can stay healthy.
14.12 - Christine Michael, RB, Seattle Seahawks: While the chance seems rather remote, Marshawn Lynch has reportedly told some teammates that he would consider retirement if Seattle won the Super Bowl, which they did last year. If he did (which I highly doubt), Michael would be an enormous steal, but nonetheless he should see an expanded workload in 2014.
15.01 - Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks: Perhaps I should have taken a third QB here, but Baldwin will have an opportunity to set career highs in receiving this year as the team's No. 2 receiver with Golden Tate now in Detroit.
16.12 - Baltimore Ravens D/ST: Once again, it's the best-available team defense with the second-to-final pick ...
17.01 - Dan Bailey, K, Dallas Cowboys: ... and the best-available kicker with the final pick.
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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 18-team league using standard scoring with the No. 15 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.
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