Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (June 2nd): 10 teams, No. 3 pick, PPR Scoring
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 point-per-reception (PPR) and I have the No. 3 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.03 - LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: McCoy led the NFL in rushing (1,607 yards), yards from scrimmage (2,146) and touches (366) last season. Even if sees a few less touches in 2014, he's about as safe and productive as you can get.
2.08 - Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons: Before his foot injury sidelined him, Jones was off to a dominant start with 41 catches for 580 yards and two touchdowns in five games. He should be ready to go for the 2014 season.
3.03 - Zac Stacy, RB, St. Louis Rams: Becoming the team's starter in Week 5, Stacy carried the ball 249 times for 969 yards with 26 catches for 141 yards and eight total touchdowns in his final 12 games. The glass-half-empty view is that he averaged only 3.9 YPC and the team drafted Tre Mason in the third round, but he's a nice value in the third round.
4.08 - Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals: Having debated Ellington with the previous pick, I'm obviously happy that he lasted another 14 picks. Coach Bruce Arians expects Ellington to get "25-30 touches per game." While those numbers are unrealistic, a significant portion of those touches will be receptions, which makes him even more valuable in PPR formats like this.
5.03 - Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots: More than likely, it appears that Gronk will be ready to go in Week 1 as he recovers from his torn ACL. If he plays 16 games or close to it, he's a steal here.
6.08 - C.J. Spiller, RB, Buffalo Bills: It was a disappointing season for Spiller, but what's not to love about him as my RB4 and at pick 6.08?
7.03 - Eric Decker, WR, New York Jets: I'd prefer to have a better WR2 than Decker and perhaps I should have drafted one earlier, but I couldn't resist the values that I got with my first six picks.
8.08 - Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans Saints: Colston had a disappointing season (75/943/5). On a per-game basis, he was much better in the final 8G (6.0/75.1/0.5) than he was in the first 7G (3.9/48.9/0.1). There are some concerns about his foot, but I like him at this spot.
9.03 - Mike Wallace, WR, Miami Dolphins: The outlook for 60 Minutes seems to be improving, however, as the team will move him around the formation in Bill Lazor's up-tempo offense to get him the ball.
10.08 - Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots: In the seven games that Gronk was active last year, Brady averaged 315 passing yards and 1.86 touchdown passes compared to averages of 237.56 yards and 1.33 touchdowns in games he missed. That's a difference of 5.22 fantasy points per game so this team now has two reasons to hope for a speedy recovery for Gronk.
11.03 - Reggie Wayne, WR, Indianapolis Colts: Wayne is coming off a torn ACL and turns 36 in November, but he was on pace for 87 catches and 1,150 yards last season.
12.08 - Terrance West, RB, Cleveland Browns: The Browns will use a run-first (and run-second) approach with the likely full-year suspension for Josh Gordon. While Ben Tate will begin the season as the team's starter, durability is always a concern for Tate, who has played 40 games in four career NFL seasons.
13.03 - Hakeem Nicks, WR, Indianapolis Colts: With back-to-back disappointing seasons, Nicks needs to produce this year if he wants a better outcome for the bottom line in free agency next offseason. I like his upside here.
14.08 - Baltimore Ravens D/ST: As usual, it's the best-available team defense with my second-to-last pick.
15.03 - Steven Hauschka, K, Seattle Seahawks: Once again, it's a kicker in the last round.
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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 with standard scoring the No. 12 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.