Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (June 6th): 12 teams, No. 3 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. 3 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1:03 - Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings: Peterson has averaged nearly 100 rushing yards per game (98.2) over his career and rushed for double-digit touchdowns in all seven seasons of his career.
3:03 - Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Brown was so consistent in 2013 that he did something no other receiver has ever done — five-plus receptions and 50-plus yards in all 16 regular-season games. In the process, Brown set career highs with 110 receptions, 1,499 yards and eight touchdowns.
4.10 - Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: Gerhart will go from an infrequently-used option in Minnesota to a workhorse back in Jacksonville. Earlier this offseason, coach Gus Bradley said that Gerhart could get up to 20 touches per game.
5:03 - Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons: Compared to his ADP of 5.05 and WR22 (via Fantasy Football Calculator), I'm much higher than most on White, who's my 13th-ranked fantasy wide receiver.
6.10 - Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys: Extremely durable, Witten had an off year (73/851/8) by his standards after four 1,000-yard seasons over six years. I expect more receptions and yards from Witten in 2014. The Cowboys offense will be as good as the Cowboys defense will be bad, which means lots of fantasy production.
7:03 - Mike Wallace, WR, Miami Dolphins: Wallace is coming off back-to-back disappointing seasons as he set a career low in yards per reception (12.7) and touchdowns (five) last year. That said, his outlook is looking up in Bill Lazor's up-tempo offense. The Dolphins will move Wallace around and make a more concerted effort to get him the ball.
8.10 - Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers: Kaepernick's late-season production was much better with Michael Crabtree (Achilles) back in the lineup. From Weeks 12 to 16, Kaepernick had the third-most fantasy points (and sixth-most on a per-game basis) among QBs. With a healthier and better group of weapons in the passing game, Kaepernick is my QB8 in 2014 and the QB12 in this mock.
9:03 - Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins: With Knowshon Moreno failing to impress with his conditioning, it's Miller, not Moreno, that has worked with the ones at the team's OTAs. Of course, there is plenty of time for Moreno to improve his conditioning and I expect Moreno to get a larger share of the workload this season, but Miller has some upside that comes at a cheaper cost after last season's disappointment.
10.10 - Cecil Shorts, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Based on my rankings, it should Hakeem Nicks (WR33) here over Shorts (WR34) here, but I believe that I have a better shot at getting both if I take Shorts before Nicks. Of course, the last time I tried this strategy, I landed Shorts only.
11:03 - Christine Michael, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Before taking Nicks, I can't pass up Michael here. Like I noted yesterday, there is little chance that he is still available this late once draft season is really here. With Darrell Bevell revealing the team's plan to use a RBBC, Michael would be a tremendous value at this spot.
12.10 - Hakeem Nicks, WR, Indianapolis Colts: In 2010 and 2011, Nicks was ninth in receiving yards (2,244) and tied for fifth in receiving touchdowns (18) over those two years combined. While it's possible we see more numbers like 2012 or 2013 from Nicks, he should be highly motivated for his next free-agent deal after settling for a one-year deal with the Colts.
13:03 - Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: At 6-foot-5 and with 35-inch arms, Evans has the size and length to win in the red zone early in his career even though rookie receivers tend to struggle with the adjustment from the college to pro game.
14.10 - Kansas City Chiefs D/ST: As usual, it's my top-ranked defense with the second-to-last pick.
15:03 - Dan Bailey, K, Dallas Cowboys: And my top-ranked kicker with the last pick.
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- 2014 fantasy football quarterback rankings
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- 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 with the No. 10 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.
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