Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (July 25th): 12 teams, No. 7 pick, Super Flex
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 using standard scoring and I have the No. 7 pick. This league starts three wide receivers and has a super flex (QB-eligible flex).
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.07 - Matt Forte, RB, Chicago Bears
2.06 - Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers
3.07 - Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears
4.06 - Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears
5.07 - Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers
6.06 - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Minnesota Vikings
7.07 - Joique Bell, RB, Detroit Lions
8.06 - Jordan Cameron, TE, Cleveland Browns
9.07 - Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins
10.06 - Darren McFadden, RB, Oakland Raiders
11.07 - Christine Michael, RB, Seattle Seahawks
12.06 - Marvin Jones, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
13.07 - Ladarius Green, TE, San Diego Chargers
14.06 - Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Titans
15.07 - New England Patriots D/ST
16.06 - Matt Bryant, K, Atlanta Falcons
Some notes about my team (view full mock here):
- QBs: With the top-three QBs off the board before my first pick, I went with my best-available player in the first round since I have my QBs 4-10 in the same tier. (Less than one fantasy point per game separates my projections for QB4 and QB10.) Both Kaepernick and Cutler could exceed the expectations most have for them. In addition to being one of the league's top rushing QBs, Kaepernick will have a much better group of weapons in the passing game this year led by a healthy Michael Crabtree. In the first season of the Marc Trestman era, the Cutler/McCown duo combined for what would have been the third-most fantasy points among QBs through Week 16. Provided he stays healthy, Cutler has a ton of upside as the QB14 in this mock.
- RBs: With career highs across the board in Trestman's offense last year, Forte is a rock-solid stud RB1 and I really like Bell's upside going into 2014 even though he finished as a top-20 fantasy RB last year as well. It's atypical of my fantasy teams, however, to have only two RBs through eight rounds. Miller has some upside as my RB3 in Bill Lazor's up-tempo offense. One of these years McFadden might actually stay healthy and play a full season; ok, I'm probably delusional but he's worth the risk in Round 10. Depending on what happens with Marshawn Lynch's holdout, Michael could turn into a steal, but he should be more involved even with Lynch back as the starter.
- WRs: I'm happy with my trio of Jeffery, Keenan and Cordarrelle as my starting three wideouts. Both Jeffery and Allen had breakout seasons last year and Patterson tops the lists of breakout candidates for many fantasy owners. Jones and Hunter both have upside appeal as late-round picks as well.
- TEs: Even with 23 QBs off the board through Round 7 because of the league settings, Cameron is a steal in Round 8. The most-likely outcome of Josh Gordon's appeal meeting with league officials on Aug. 1st is a full-year suspension for the talented wide receiver. That leaves Andrew Hawkins as the team's best receiver. I like Hawkins as an undervalued fantasy option, but there's a big dropoff from Gordon to Hawkins as the team's best receiver. Cameron had a breakout season last year as only Jimmy Graham had more receiving yards, but he should be a target hog with an opportunity to be more consistent on a weekly basis. Showing flashes last season, Green is a difficult matchup for linebackers and safeties and is a strong breakout candidate for 2014.
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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 10-team, 2-QB league using point-per-reception (PPR) scoring with and the No. 10 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.
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