Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (June 29th): 10 teams with Super Flex, No. 8 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 10-team league with a super flex (QB-eligible flex) using standard scoring and I have the No. 8 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.08 - Matt Forte, RB, Chicago Bears: With four QBs (and three RBs) already off the board, the plan was to take Forte here and then grab my starting QB with the next pick. Forte set career highs across the board in his first season in Marc Trestman's offense and the good times should continue to roll in 2014.
2.03 - Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins: I expect a bounce-back season from RG3 in 2014. In fact, I have him projected to score just a fraction short (0.10 points) of finishing as the No. 4 fantasy QB. Not only is he healthy (thanks, Shanny), but the Eagles helped him out by releasing DeSean Jackson.
3.08 - Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: Under Hue Jackson, the Bengals will utilize a run-heavy attack and Bernard moves into the "1" spot of the team's 1-2 RB tandem. Bernard saw his workload increase each month last season and he could be in store for a major increase in 2014 based on comments from Marvin Lewis this offseason.
4.03 - Brandon Marshall, WR, Chicago Bears: Marshall, who signed a three-year extension this offseason, has had seven consecutive 1,000-yard seasons and he has been especially productive since signing with Chicago in 2012. Over the past two seasons, Marshall has 218 receptions for 2,803 yards and 23 touchdowns.
5.08 - Pierre Garcon, WR, Washington Redskins: Garcon posted career highs last year with a league-high 113 receptions for 1,346 yards. With the addition of D-Jax, it's unlikely that he sees as many targets or receptions, but he's a quality WR2 in a 10-team league.
6.03 - Ryan Mathews, RB, San Diego Chargers: Except for my starting tight end, the remaining picks are flex options and/or depth. More than likely, I would use a quarterback as my flex so I planned on drafting two QBs later in the mock to play the matchups. For the first time in his career, Mathews played 16 games and he delivered for fantasy owners that gambled on him with a career-high 1,255 rushing yards and six 100-yard outings in his final 11 games not counting his 99-yard game in Week 16.
8.03 - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Minnesota Vikings: One of the prime candidates for a breakout season, there are plenty of reasons to like Patterson, who scored six times in his final five games. It's not often that Patterson will last until Round 8, but I'm not complaining.
9.08 - Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers: Olsen led the Panthers in both receptions (73) and yards (816) last season and has an excellent chance to repeat considering the team's relatively weak receiver corps. Perhaps lacking the upside of some other tight ends in the mid rounds, Olsen is a steady, if not spectacular, option.
10.03 - Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: As the other part of that 1-2 rushing attack, Hill has the potential to tote the rock 200 times and should get the goal-line carries in the Bengals offense.
11.08 - Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans: Scoring only two touchdowns was a major buzzkill for his fantasy owners, but Wright broke out with 94 receptions for 1,079 yards last year. I'd sign up for that type of production from my 11th-round pick any day of the week.
12.03 - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: Perhaps I should have taken a second QB earlier, but the plan here is two take two quarterbacks with back-to-back picks and play the one with the better matchup at flex each week. Only two non-QBs scored more fantasy points last year than Tannehill, who ranked 18th overall: Jamaal Charles (3rd) and LeSean McCoy (11th). Coincidentally, Forte, my first-round pick, was 19th.
13.08 - Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals: The good: Palmer threw for a career-high 4,274 yards last season. The bad: Palmer threw a career-high 22 interceptions. That said, he finished in between A.J. Green (32nd) and Eddie Lacy (34th) in fantasy points scored.
14.03 - Cincinnati Bengals D/ST: As usual, it's a team defense with the second-to-final pick ...
15.08 - Nick Novak, K, San Diego Chargers: ... and a kicker with the final pick.
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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 standard scoring and the No. 6 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.
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