Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (June 18th): 14 teams, No. 6 pick, PPR
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. 6 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.06 - Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans: Enormously productive with a high volume of work from 2010-2012, Foster gained 5,702 yards from scrimmage on 1,115 regular-season touches and scored 47 touchdowns. Perhaps playing only eight games last year will allow him to hold up better this season, but he was getting into a groove right before the injury. In his last three full games (vs. SEA, SF and STL), Foster rushed for 341 yards (5.01 per carry) and added 14 catches for 146 yards. Based on how the Texans will use Foster, it's possible that he approaches his career high in receptions (66, 2010).
2.09 - Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears: Jeffery broke out in his sophomore season with a team-high 1,421 receiving yards and he set the franchise's single-game receiving yardage record as well. In fact, he had a pair of 200-yard games last year. He may not lead the team in receiving again this year, but he's a legitimate WR1 in fantasy leagues.
3.06 - Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals: While Coach Arians quoted estimate of "25-30 touches per game" for Ellington is a gross exaggeration, it's clear that Ellington will see a substantial bump in touches in 2014. With 39 receptions last year, Ellington could easily see 60-plus catches in 2014 as well.
4.09 - Michael Crabtree, WR, San Francisco 49ers: An Achilles injury sidelined him for most of the regular season, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Crabtree pick up from where he left off in his breakout season in 2012. That year, Crabtree finished with 85 catches for 1,105 yards and nine touchdowns when the team moved to Colin Kaepernick as its starter.
5.06 - Joique Bell, RB, Detroit Lions: Not only does Bell have back-to-back seasons with 50-plus catches, but he set a career high with 166 carries last season. With the increased workload, Bell set a career high in YFS (1,197) and TDs (eight) and it appears likely that Bell's workload increases further in 2014.
6.09 - Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys: Extremely durable, Witten had an off year (73/851/8) by his standards after four 1,000-yard seasons over six years. While Witten's best years may be behind him, I see more catches and yards for him this year as the Cowboys offense tries to keep up with they offense facing their pathetic defense.
7.06 - 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.
8.09 - Cecil Shorts, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jags drafted a pair of rookie receivers in Round 2, but Shorts should lead the team in receiving across the board.
9.06 - 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.
10.09 - Hakeem Nicks, WR, Indianapolis Colts: In 2010 and 2011, Nicks was ninth in receiving yards (2,244) and tied for fifth in receiving touchdowns (18) over those two years combined. While it's possible we see numbers more like his disappointing 2012 and 2013 seasons, Nicks should be highly motivated for his next free-agent deal after settling for a one-year deal with the Colts.
11.06 - Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Atlanta Falcons: At this point in the mock, Rodgers provides some running back depth. It wouldn't surprise me if he falls to third on the depth chart, but 'Quizz has 105 receptions over the past two seasons.
12.09 - 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 (in a 14-team league).
13.06 - Donald Brown, RB, San Diego Chargers: Brown outperformed Trent Richardson in his final season with the Colts, but he finds himself second (at best) or third on the team's depth chart in San Diego behind Ryan Mathews and maybe Danny Woodhead. Of course, Mathews has struggled with durability, which could create an opportunity for Brown to be an RB2 in this format for a few weeks at some point.
14.09 - Baltimore Ravens D/ST: Second-to-last round usually means the top available defense and ...
15.06 - Nick Novak, K, San Diego Chargers: ... the final round usually means the top available kicker.
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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 16-team league using standard scoring with the No. 14 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.
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