Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (July 8th): 12 teams, No. 6 pick, PPR 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 using point-per-reception (PPR) scoring and I have the No. 6 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.06 - Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions
2.07 - Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
3.06 - Reggie Bush, RB, Detroit Lions
4.07 - Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots
5.06 - Shane Vereen, RB, New England Patriots
6.07 - Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots
7.06 - Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans
8.07 - Eric Decker, WR, New York Jets
9.06 - Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons
10.07 - Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys
11.06 - Hakeem Nicks, WR, Indianapolis Colts
12.07 - Ladarius Green, TE, San Diego Chargers
13.06 - Cincinnati Bengals D/ST
14.07 - Rueben Randle, WR, New York Giants
15.06 - Matt Bryant, K, Atlanta Falcons
Some notes about my team (view full mock here):
- QBs: Even though Romo is my 12th-ranked QB and it's a 12-team league, I'm comfortable with Romo as my starter. Not only does waiting allow me to load up on other positions, the Cowboys defense is awful and Romo and the 'Boys could find themselves in many shootouts. With the pass-happy Scott Linehan calling the plays, Romo has plenty of upside this late.
- RBs: Although Bell has the potential to get 300 carries (unlike Bush or Vereen), a 60-reception season isn't out of the question for him as well. Bell had 45 catches in 13 games as a rookie, which is a 55-catch pace. Bush and Vereen both have upside for 70 catches (or more). Freeman will be involved in the rotation regardless of Steven Jackson's health, but he's on the verge of turning 31 (this month) and reaching 3,000 career touches (only four away).
- WRs: Megatron and any other WR is a dynamic starting tandem, but Edelman and Wright are both better options in PPR formats and low-end WR2's based on my rankings. While a change of scenery is not a good thing for Decker's fantasy value, he provides some depth and Nicks and Randle provide upside potential late. I took Cincy's D/ST in Round 13 with Tampa rookie RB Charles Sims being my Round 14 target. With both Randle and Sims available there, I couldn't pass up Randle.
- TEs: While I considered him in the third round, there's no way I could pass up Gronk in Round 4. With positive reports about his availability for Week 1, he's unlikely to be available this late in August. In case he isn't ready for Week 1 or misses more time (durability with him is a concern regardless of his Week 1 status), Green is a high-upside TE2 showing some flashes of his potential last season.
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Tomorrow's mock draft will be a 10-team, 2-QB league using standard scoring and the No. 9 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.