Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (June 30th): 12 teams, 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 league using standard scoring and I have the No. 6 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.06 - Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions: In general, I prefer to begin my drafts with a RB in the first round. With my top-five RBs off the board, I'd be more willing to go with Megatron here in a league that starts three WRs like in this mock. Over the past three seasons, Megatron has averaged a stat line of 101/1,712/11 so I guess I shouldn't feel as though I settled.
2.07 - Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: Under Hue Jackson, the Bengals will utilize a run-heavy attack. 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.
3.06 - Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers: Among the available RBs at this point, my highest-ranked RB is Jacksonville's Toby Gerhart. With several other RBs with higher ADPs still on the board, I filled my WR2 spot here with Cobb with the hope that Gerhart would be available at 4.07.
4.07 - Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: And he was. Gerhart signing with the Jags this offseason was a free-agent deal made in fantasy heaven as he will go from being an infrequently-used backup to a workhorse in what should be a run-heavy offense. When given an opportunity, Gerhart has been productive by averaging 4.73 YPC and the opportunities will be plentiful in 2014.
5.06 - Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons: Injuries slowed him for most of the season, but he finished strong when healthy. In his final five games, White had 43 catches for 502 yards. During that span, only Cleveland's Josh Gordon and Chicago's Alshon Jeffery had more yards and only New England's Julian Edelman had more receptions.
6.07 - Joique Bell, RB, Detroit Lions: With back-to-back seasons of more than 50 receptions, Bell got a big boost in carries (166) last season. The workload between Bell and Reggie Bush is expected to be relatively even and it wouldn't be a shock if Bell scores the most fantasy points out of the duo. Either way, he finished inside the top 20 fantasy running backs last season.
7.06 - Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington: One-tenth of one fantasy point from occupying my QB4 spot in my fantasy QB projections, RG3 is poised for a bounce-back season with better health (thank you, Shanny) and the free-agent addition of DeSean Jackson (thank you, Chip).
8.07 - Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys: Witten's production declined last year and he isn't getting any younger (like the rest of the world), but I really like Witten here. (Witten's ADP is 6.11, via FF Calculator.) With the Cowboys defense as bad as it is (will be), the offense will be involved in plenty of shootouts.
9.06 - Dwayne Bowe, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: Bowe isn't a terribly exciting wide receiver to own, but his numbers were better in the second half last year. In his final eight games counting the team's playoff loss, Bowe racked up 39 receptions for 521 yards and four touchdowns.
10.07 - Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: If there is a (fantasy) position at which rookies can make a major impact, it's at running back. Although Bernard is clearly the team's most talented running back, Hill should see plenty of early-down and goal-line carries in the Bengals' run-heavy attack under new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson.
11.06 - Rueben Randle, WR, New York Giants: Randle is a relatively cheap option with upside as the team installs a new offense that uses fewer option routes. While Randle led the Giants in TD receptions in his second season with the team, he and Eli often failed to get on the same page.
12.07 - Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks: I normally don't draft two QBs in a 12-team league, but I felt like Wilson's value here was too good to pass up.
13.06 - Tavon Austin, WR, St. Louis Rams: Coincidentally, all three of starting WRs (Megatron, Cobb and Roddy) have a Week 9 bye week — 2014 NFL bye-week chart. As my WR6, I now have three WRs that don't have a Week 9 bye. Austin was a bit of a disappointment as a rookie, but the Rams say that they will utilize Austin more often in 2014.
14.07 - Roy Helu, RB, Washington: As a change-of-pace back to Alfred Morris, Helu is a good receiver out of the backfield. Think quick: Who owns the franchise record for most receptions in a game? Of course, it's Helu (why else would I ask such a question), who broke Art Monk's previous record, with 14 catches against the Niners as a rookie.
15.06 - Arizona Cardinals D/ST: Once again, it's my top-ranked defense in the second-to-last round ...
16.07 - Nick Novak, K, San Diego Chargers: ... and my top-ranked kicker in the final 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 16-team league using standard scoring and the No. 2 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.