Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (June 24th): 16 teams, No. 5 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 using standard scoring and I have the No. 5 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.05 - Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers: roviding them with the balance their offense has long lacked, Lacy had more 20-carry games last season than any other running back. Provided Aaron Rodgers stays healthy (knock on wood), Lacy should see his yards-per-carry average rise and score double-digit touchdowns once again.
2.12 - Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Brown was so consistent in 2013 that he did something no other receiver has ever done — five-plus receptions and 50-plus yards in all 16 regular-season games. In the process, Brown set career highs with 110 receptions, 1,499 yards and eight touchdowns.
3.05 - Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguasr: Gerhart will go from an infrequently-used option in Minnesota to a workhorse back in Jacksonville. Earlier this offseason, coach Gus Bradley said that Gerhart could get up to 20 touches per game.
4.12 - Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Not only did Floyd lead the Cardinals in receiving yards last year, but he is generating buzz this offseason and could be in store for bigger and better things in 2014. Even though I have Marques Colston and Mike Wallace ranked higher than Floyd, my hope was that one of those guys would be available at pick 6.12, but both were gone by that point.
5.05 - Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: Foles had a breakout season in Chip Kelly's offense last year. Only Peyton Manning and Drew Brees averaged more fantasy points per game than Foles last season.
6.12 - Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins: Not only has Miller received reps with the first team this offseason, but Knowshon Moreno will miss 4-5 weeks. 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.
7.05 - Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins: There is no denying his immense talent, but there are certainly durability concerns with Reed, who has had numerous concussions as a rookie and at the University of Florida. That said, Reed has top-five upside if he can stay healthy.
8.12 - Cecil Shorts, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jags drafted a pair of rookie receivers in Round 2, but Shorts should once again lead the team in receiving.
9.05 - Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints: Over his final five games of the season including the playoffs, Ingram rushed for 254 yards on 45 carries (5.64 YPC). While I have both Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson ranked higher than Ingram, he provides some depth late as my RB4.
10.12 - Kenny Stills, WR, New Orleans Saints: Stills had an excellent rookie campaign with 32 receptions for 641 yards (20.0 yards per catch) and should post better totals in 2014.
11.05 - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: I like Tannehill as a top-end QB2 in a 16-team league. In fact, I have him ranked as the 16th-best quarterback making him a borderline QB1.
12.12 - Charles Sims, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: With Doug Martin not expected to get the per-game volume of touches he received thus far in his career, Sims has the potential to be the biggest benefactor of the team diversifying touches among their running backs.
13.05 - Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks: With Tate in Detroit, Baldwin will have an opportunity to set career highs in receiving this year although being the No. 2 WR in a run-first offense caps his upside.
14.12 - Pittsburgh Steelers D/ST:
15.05 - Matt Bryant, K, Atlanta Falcons: As usual, it's a team defense and kicker with the final two picks.
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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 point-per-reception (PPR) scoring with the No. 3 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.
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