Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (June 3rd): 12 teams, No. 12 pick, Standard 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 12-team league with standard scoring and I have the No. 12 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.12 - Montee Ball, RB, Denver Broncos: As the featured back this year, Ball has a ton of upside in the Peyton Manning-led offense. After all, Knowshon Moreno finished as a top-five fantasy running back last year. Although Ball averaged only 3.26 yards per carry (68 carries for 222 yards) in first 10 games, he finished his rookie season strong with 6.48 YPC (52 carries for 337 yards) in his final six games.
2.01 - A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: No receiver has more receptions in the first three seasons of a career than Green and only Randy Moss had more yards in the first three seasons of his career than Green had. Green has had at least 97 catches, 1,350 yards and 11 touchdowns in each of the past two seasons.
4.01 - Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans: While questions may abound, Johnson is still one of the best receivers in the league and a strong WR2. In the past six seasons, Johnson has played 16 games four times. In those seasons, he has averaged 109 catches for 1,537 yards.
5.12 - Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: I strongly considered taking Gerhart at the previous turn so I'm thrilled he made it back around. The Jaguars will feature a run-heavy offense in 2014 with Gerhart being their workhorse.
6.01 - Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts: It's a little earlier than I usually take a quarterback, but I thought there could be a run between this and my pick in Round 7. (And there was.) Luck finished as a top-four scorer at quarterback last season and has a more a talented group of wide receivers this season.
7.12 - Mike Wallace, WR, Miami Dolphins: Wallace has failed to reach 1,000 receiving yards in back-to-back seasons, but the Dolphins seem to be making every attempt at putting him in position to have a bounce-back season in their (new) up-tempo offense in 2014.
8.01 - Dennis Pitta, TE, Baltimore Ravens: A hip injury last July nearly cost him the entire season, but I expect Pitta to have the breakout season many expected last year.
9.12 - Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver Broncos: Drafting Cody Latimer in the second round takes a little bit of the excitement out of Sanders' outlook in his new gig, but if he holds on to the WR3 spot behind Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker all season, he should have a breakout season.
10.01 - Hakeem Nicks, WR, Indianapolis Colts: As I've noted in some of these other mocks, Nicks should be highly motivated as he plays for another contract. There is no doubt that he was disappointed by the relative lack of interest as he tested free agency and he has shown how productive he can be a couple of seasons ago.
11.12 - Roy Helu, RB, Washington Redskins: Owner of the team's single-game receptions record, Helu has the potential to set a career high in receptions in Gruden's offense as a change of pace to Alfred Morris.
12.01 - Tre Mason, RB, St. Louis Rams: At a minimum, the No. 2 spot behind Zac Stacy should be within reach for Mason.
13.12 - Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Carolina Panthers: The lack of talent within the Panthers receiving corps creates immediate opportunity for Benjamin, who has the size (6-5, 240) to thrive in the red zone.
14.01 - Carolina Panthers D/ST: As usual, it's a defense with my second-to-last pick ...
15.12 - Robbie Gould, K, Chicago Bears: ... and a kicker with my 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 14-team league with standard scoring the No. 2 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.
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