Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (June 27th): 12 teams, 2-QB PPR league, No. 6 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 12-team 2-QB league using point-per-reception (PPR) scoring and I have the No. 6 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.06 - Matt Forte, RB, Chicago Bears: With the top-three QBs off the board, I decided to go with best-available position player and then grab a QB with my next pick. Forte set career highs in yards from scrimmage (1,933) and receptions (74) while tying his career high in touchdowns (12) in his first season playing for Trestman and is poised for another monster season.
2.07 - Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins: Last season was a year to forget from both a team and player standpoint, but there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about a bounce-back from RG3 in 2014. With thanks to Shanny, it's been a healthy offseason for Griffin III and the addition of DeSean Jackson gives the receiving corps a big boost. In addition, he has a favorable fantasy strength of schedule.
3.06 - Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons: Before a foot injury ended his season prematurely, Jones took a couple of giant steps forward in his production with a 41/580/2 line over the first five games last year. Jones was on pace for 131 catches for 1,856 yards!
4.07 - Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears: Jeffery had a breakout season last year as he led the team with 1,421 receiving yards, third-most in the NFL, and set the team's single-game receiving yards mark as well. Jones and Jeffery give me two top-eight fantasy wide receivers on my team.
5.06 - Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons: As strongly as Jones began last season, White finished it nearly as strong with 43 receptions for 502 yards over his final five games. Injuries slowed him at the beginning of the year, but I expect to see the typical production we have come to expect from White. With Tony Gonzalez retiring, I think Jones and White can both have huge seasons. I have White ranked as my WR12 in PPR formats, which gives me three WR1-level receivers (based on my rankings).
6.07 - Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: Like White, Gerhart is someone that I have ranked higher than most and he's appeared on the majority of these teams. My 13th-ranked running back in PPR leagues, I have Gerhart projected for 1,491 YFS, 48 receptions and seven touchdowns.
7.06 - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: All of my top 14 quarterbacks were off the board by the time I was on the clock in the fourth round. I'd be comfortable with Tannehill as my QB2 in 2-QB formats, especially getting him here in the seventh round, although I probably should have added a third quarterback for depth and insurance later in the draft.
8.07 - Trent Richardson, RB, Indianapolis Colts: Richardson was absolutely horrible last season as he averaged only 2.99 yards per carry in 2013. Perhaps more comfort with the offensive scheme will help in 2014, but he's worth a flier as my RB3 in the eighth round.
9.06 - 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 after having knee surgery. 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.
10.07 - Cecil Shorts, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: With three top-12 receivers, Shorts won't be in the starting lineup too often, but he is a solid WR4 for depth here.
11.06 - Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles: I strongly considered Jimmy Graham in Round 2 and Rob Gronkowski in the fourth round. But if I wait on tight end like I did in this mock, I'd be thrilled to land someone with the breakout potential of Ertz here in the 11th round.
12.07 - Hakeem Nicks, WR, Indianapolis Colts: While his past two seasons might scare off fantasy owners, the upside of WR1-type seasons that he had back in 2010/2011 make him worth the risk this late in the draft. I think we see a motivated Nicks, who had to be disappointed by the one-year deal he got in free agency.
13.06 - Rueben Randle, WR, New York Giants: With Nicks' departure, Randle should have an opportunity to benefit even though the G-Men drafted Odell Beckham, Jr. with the 12th overall pick in this year's draft. That said, he's another low-risk, high-upside receiver late in the draft.
14.07 - Lance Dunbar, RB, Dallas Cowboys: What I like about Dunbar as my RB5 is we could easily see DeMarco Murray miss a game or two, which vaults Dunbar up to the RB2 level for a couple of weeks. The Cowboys have talked up Dunbar this offseason and he could have some productive weeks even when Murray is healthy as well.
15.06 - New England Patriots D/ST: As usual, it's the top-ranked team defense here ...
16.07 - Matt Bryant, K, Atlanta Falcons: ... and top-ranked kicker here.
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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 14-team league using standard scoring with the No. 13 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.
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