Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (July 26th): 10 teams, No. 10 pick, 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, two-QB league using standard scoring and I have the No. 10 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.10 - Eddie Lacy, GB, Green Bay Packers
2.01 - Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions
3.10 - Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers
4.01 - Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears
5.10 - Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
6.01 - Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals
7.10 - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Minnesota Vikings
8.01 - Trent Richardson, RB, Indianapolis Colts
9.10 - Golden Tate, WR, Detroit Lions
10.01 - Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans
11.10 - Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings
12.01 - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins
13.10 - Hakeem Nicks, WR, Indianapolis Colts
14.01 - Brandin Cooks, WR, New Orleans Saints
15.10 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers D/ST
16.01 - Dan Bailey, K, Dallas Cowboys
Some notes about my team (view full mock here):
- QBs: Five QBs were off the board before my first pick. As I've noted before, I consider QBs 4-10 to be in the same tier with less than one fantasy point per game separating QB4 to QB10 based on my fantasy football projections. In addition, I have Kaepernick ranked higher than most as my QB6. While I was a bit concerned that neither Kaep nor Cutler would make it to me at pick 3.10, I'd be happy with that duo as my starting QBs after going Lacy/Megatron to start. Tannehill provides some depth and he has some upside if the team's revamped offensive line can protect him better as the team transitions to a new up-tempo offense under OC Bill Lazor.
- RBs: The trio of Lacy, Gerhart and Ellington give me three top-15 running backs based on my rankings. I considered adding my WR2 with pick 6.01, but I couldn't pass up Ellington with the 51st pick. Lacy was a workhorse and highly productive back last year and as the team hopes to speed up its offense, it could signify an even larger workload for Lacy. The Jags want Gerhart to be their three-down workhorse and the Cardinals keep talking up the high volume of work they plan to give to Ellington, who recently added 8-10 pounds. I won't need to count on much production from T-Rich as my RB4, but he has upside as the Colts certainly want him to succeed after giving up this year's first-rounder to acquire him.
- WRs: No wide receiver has been as dominant as Megatron over the past several seasons and he's still my hands-down No. 1 wideout. I'd like more of a sure thing as my No. 2 wide receiver, but Patterson has breakout potential in Year 2 (his first season with Norv Turner). Meanwhile, Wright had a breakout season last year and Tate should post career numbers in his new offense. Nicks and Cooks provide some depth and upside late in the draft.
- TEs: Like Patterson, Rudolph should prosper in Norv's offense, which has seen many TEs prosper including Jordan Cameron last year as well as Antonio Gates and others before him. Rudolph has had some red-zone success with 12 TDs in his past 24 games, but his overall production could be career-best numbers in 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 16-team league using point-per-reception (PPR) scoring with and the No. 3 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.
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