Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (July 15th): 10 teams, No. 4 pick, PPR, 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 using point-per-reception (PPR) scoring and I have the No. 4 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.04 - Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
2.07 - Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington
3.04 - Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans
4.07 - Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
5.04 - Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans
6.07 - Shane Vereen, RB, New England Patriots
7.04 - Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
8.07 - Joique Bell, RB, Detroit Lions
9.04 - Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys
10.07 - Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans
11.04 - Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans Saints
12.07 - Dwayne Bowe, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
13.04 - Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo Bills
14.07 - Cincinnati Bengals D/ST
15.04 - Roy Helu, RB, Washington
16.07 - Mason Crosby, K, Green Bay Packers
Some notes about my team (view full mock here):
- QBs: More than anything, I wanted to see how my team would turn out if I went QB/QB to start this mock and I'm pretty pleased with how the squad turned out. Either way, the point of doing mocks is to try different strategies and see what you learn. Rodgers and RG3 are my second- and fifth-ranked fantasy QBs this season. Rodgers seems to be a consensus top-two QB, but I'm a little higher than most on RG3. With better health and weapons, I expect him to bounce back this season. In hindsight, I should have drafted a third QB for depth.
- RBs: While Foster had a massive workload from 2010-12, he also led the NFL in YFS (5,702) and TDs (47) during that three-year span. Injury cut his season short, but perhaps the resulting lighter workload helps keep him healthy/fresh in 2014. Vereen (wrist) missed eight games last season, but he had 47 receptions in a half-season. Even though I have Gerhart ranked higher, I figured I'd have a better shot at getting both if I took Vereen first. Bell in the eighth round is a bargain and he gives me four RBs ranked inside my top 17. Helu provides some depth.
- WRs: Brown and Johnson provide consistency from my starting WRs. Even if Johnson reports late to training camp, I'm not worried about his status for Week 1. Brown became the first player to have 16 games with at least five catches and 50 yards in the same season and Johnson has had 100-plus catches and 1,400-plus yards all four times he has played a full 16-game season over the past six years. Although he had only two TDs, Wright broke out with 92 catches for 1,094 yards in his second season and is a better option in PPR formats like this. Colston, Bowe and Watkins all provide depth as my WR4-6.
- TEs: One year after setting the position record for receptions in a season, Witten had a disappointing season last year in comparison. While the downward slope of his career may have begun for the 32-year-old tight end, he is an excellent value in Round 9 and the Cowboys should find themselves in their fair share of shootouts thanks to what should be a horrible defense.
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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 using standard scoring and the No. 7 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.
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