Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (June 19th): 16 teams, No. 14 pick
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. 14 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.14 - Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans: In a league that starts a pair of running backs, a pair of wideouts and a flex, it's not uncommon for me to start with a trio of running backs and I'd be very pleased with this start if this were a real draft. Injury cut his season short last year, but it could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Foster, who was über productive from 2010-2012 (5,702 YFS and 47 TDs) with the heavy workload to match (1,115 regular-season touches). He's fully healthy and last year's lighter volume could help keep him fresh(er) throughout the season.
2.03 - 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.
3.14 - Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: With Gerhart, I get three of my top-14 running backs in a 16-team league. Gerhart will go from being a hardly-used backup to a workhorse in Jacksonville. In four seasons with the Vikings, Gerhart has 1,305 rushing yards on 276 carries (4.73 YPC) to go along with 77 catches for 600 yards.
4.03 - Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons: To many, my WR1 spot may seem weak (and maybe it is), but I have White ranked higher than most as my WR14 for 2014. A high-ankle sprain in the preseason and subsequent knee injury in the regular season limited White to a decoy role for a good portion of the season, but he finished strong with 502 yards in his final five games. I expect a bounce-back season for White and you should too (unless you're in one of my leagues).
5.14 - Mike Wallace, WR, Miami Dolphins: It has been back-to-back disappointing seasons with less than 1,000 yards for 60 Minutes, but Wallace could reverse the slide in 2014. The Dolphins appear keen on getting the ball into Wallace's hands often in their up-tempo attack.
6.03 - Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers: While the status of Vernon Davis, who skipped mandatory minicamp, is now less certain for training camp, the 49ers enter the 2014 season with an upgrade in pass-catching talent compared to last season with a healthy Michael Crabtree and the addition of Steve Johnson.
7.14 - Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: While Giovani Bernard is ahead of him on the depth chart, there should be plenty of work including goal-line opportunities for Hill to make a significant impact this year in the team's run-heavy offense. What's not to like about Hill as my RB4 this far into the mock?
8.03 - Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles: While his floor should be that of a solid, low-end TE1, Ertz has the potential to breakout. In a deeper league, he's one of the players I will be targeting late(r) in drafts.
9.14 - Roy Helu, RB, Washington Redskins: As the change-of-pace back to Alfred Morris, Helu should see an increase in workload from last year with a change in coaching regime. While I'd prefer Helu in PPR leagues, he's undervalued in standard-scoring formats as well.
10.03 - Rueben Randle, WR, New York Giants: With only two receivers on my roster, I will add some depth with several of my remaining picks. As Hakeem Nicks has moved on in free agency, Randle should get the opportunity for a larger role even though the team drafted Odell Beckham, Jr. with the 12th overall pick.
11.14 - Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks: More substance than sizzle, Baldwin is a solid WR4 in a deep format like this. With Golden Tate signing with the Lions, however, Baldwin should still set career highs as the team's No. 2 receiver.
12.03 - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: With better protection in 2014 (and it really couldn't be any worse), Tannehill has upside in Bill Lazor's offense and is a solid QB2.
13.14 - Cleveland Browns D/ST: With many defenses already off the board, the Browns are my best-available team defense at this spot. In a 16-team league (or deeper), I often take a team defense (and kicker) one round earlier than usual.
14.03 - Steven Hauschka, K, Seattle Seahawks: Hauschka is my top-ranked kicker on the board with this pick.
15.14 - Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Titans: A tremendous athlete, Hunter averaged nearly 20 yards per reception last year and the 6-foot-4 receiver added 15 pounds of muscle this offseason. While he has plenty of upside, he is limited some by the team's lackluster quarterback play.
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- 2014 fantasy football quarterback rankings
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- 2014 fantasy football tight end rankings
- 2014 fantasy football cheat sheet
Tomorrow's mock draft will be a 12-team league using point-per-reception (PPR) scoring and a QB-eligible flex with the No. 10 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.
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