Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (June 9th): 10 teams, No. 4 pick, PPR Scoring, 2-QB League
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, 2-QB league with point-per-reception (PPR) scoring and I have the No. 4 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.04 - LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: In Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense, McCoy led the NFL in rushing yards (1,607), touches (366) and yards from scrimmage (2,146).
2.07 - Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers: No back had more 20-carry games than Lacy last season and the Packers want to stay committed to the run. Provided Aaron Rodgers stays healthy, Lacy should see his YPC average rise and score double-digit touchdowns once again.
3.04 - Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers: I'm confronted with a tough decision here — 10 QBs are off the board in a two-QB format yet Dez Bryant and A.J. Green are still available (but WR is so deep). As tempting as it was to take one of those stud receivers, Newton's next time that he isn't a top-five scorer at QB will be his first. There should be some solid WR1-type options available with my next pick.
4.07 - Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears: In his breakout season, Jeffery set the franchise's single-game record for most receiving yards and led the Bears with 1,421 receiving yards. Even though Brandon Marshall is still a better option in fantasy, especially in PPR formats like this mock, both receivers are legitimate WR1-type options in fantasy.
5.04 - Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers: Nelson set career highs last season with 85 catches and 1,314 yards. In addition, he has scored 30 touchdowns in 44 games over the past three seasons.
6.07 - Julius Thomas, TE, Denver Broncos: Thomas had a breakout season for the Broncos last season and he's a top-three option at tight end going into 2014. I'm surprised that he was available this late.
7.04 - Shane Vereen, RB, New England Patriots: Better in PPR formats, Vereen had 47 catches for 427 yards in eight games last season. While he may not double those numbers over a full season, he's one of the league's better receivers out of the backfield and a bargain in Round 7.
8.07 - Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: In his four seasons backing up AD, Gerhart has 276 career rush attempts for 1,305 yards. It wouldn't surprise me if he comes close to those numbers as a featured back in Jacksonville and he's a good receiver out of the backfield as well.
9.04 - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: Tannehill gives me a QB2 with upside in Bill Lazor's up-tempo offense. Last season, Tannehill was sacked a league-most 58 times, but the Dolphins have taken a some steps to upgrade their offensive line in free agency and the draft.
10.07 - 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 love him at this spot.
11.04 - 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.
12.07 - Golden Tate, WR, Detroit Lions: With Calvin Johnson on one side, Tate gives the Lions a legit No. 2 option that they have lacked over the past few seasons. Tate will have an opportunity to exceed the career-best numbers he posted last year (64/898/5).
13.04 - 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 numbers more like his disappointing 2012 and 2013 seasons, Nicks should be highly motivated for his next free-agent deal after settling for a one-year deal with the Colts.
14.07 - Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints: Even though he set a career low in carries (78), Ingram set a career high in yards per carry (4.9) last season. While it's possible that he is third in line among the team's backs in touches in 2014, he has upside and is a solid value this late.
15.04 - St. Louis Rams D/ST: Once again, it's the best available D/ST with my second-to-last pick.
16.07 - Matt Bryant, K, Atlanta Falcons: And once again, the best available kicker with my final pick.
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- 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 using standard scoring with the No. 8 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.
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