Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (June 21st): 20 teams, No. 4 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 20-team league using standard scoring and I have the No. 4 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.04 - Matt Forte, RB, Chicago Bears: In his first season in Marc Trestman's offense, Forte set career highs in rushing yards (1,339), receptions (74) and receiving yards (594) while also tying a previous career high of 12 touchdowns. With talented and big-bodied receivers that excel as blockers on the outside, Forte should come close to last year's numbers once again.
2.17 - 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.
3.04 - Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans: Johnson will play for a new quarterback with a new coaching staff and he has stayed away from offseason workouts including the team's mandatory minicamp. That said, Johnson has played 16 games in four of his past six seasons with more than 100 receptions and 1,400 yards in four of those seasons.
4.17 - 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.
5.04 - Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers: One of the league's top dual-threat quarterbacks, Kaepernick will have a much better receiving corps going into the 2014 season. I really like his upside this season.
6.17 - Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins: Not only has Miller received reps with the first team this offseason, but they are concerns about Knowshon Moreno's knee, which only further enhances Miller's fantasy value. In the team's up-tempo offense, Miller could experience the breakout many had expected last season and is a solid value at this spot.
7.04 - Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: Hill will form a dynamic 1-2 punch with Giovani Bernard in Hue Jackson's run-heavy offense. I'm surprised, but obviously happy, to land Hill as my RB4 in a 20-teamer.
9.04 - Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals: Eifert had 39 receptions for 445 yards and two scores last year, but he should improve upon those numbers in his second season.
10.17 - 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.
11.04 - Sam Bradford, QB, St. Louis Rams: In such a deep league and especially since my starter is a running quarterback, it makes sense to add a backup quarterback. While there isn't a ton of upside with Bradford, he was tied for 13th among quarterbacks in fantasy points per game last season and is a solid QB2.
12.17 - Rod Streater, WR, Oakland Raiders: Streater had a 60/888/4 stat line last year and while he may not repeat those numbers in 2014, he provides some receiver depth.
13.04 - Baltimore Ravens D/ST: My top-ranked defense still on the board.
14.17 - Andrew Hawkins, WR, Cleveland Browns: With Josh Gordon likely suspended for the season, someone other Jordan Cameron will need to catch passes. Hawkins has been impressive in offseason workouts and he should get plenty of targets this year.
15.04 - Sebastian Janikowski, K, Oakland Raiders: The top-rated kicker still available at this spot.
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- 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. 11 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.
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