Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (July 9th): 10 teams, 2-QB league, No. 9 pick
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 standard scoring and I have the No. 9 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.09 - Matt Forte, RB, Chicago Bears
2.02 - Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers
3.09 - Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers
4.02 - Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
5.09 - Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans
6.02 - Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
7.09 - Percy Harvin, WR, Seattle Seahawks
8.02 - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Minnesota Vikings
9.09 - Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins
10.02 - Mike Wallace, WR, Miami Dolphins
11.09 - Eric Decker, WR, New York Jets
12.02 - Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings
13.09 - Christine Michael, RB, Seattle Seahawks
14.02 - Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals
15.09 - Houston Texans D/ST
16.02 - Dan Bailey, K, Dallas Cowboys
Some notes about my team (view full mock here):
- QBs: Going into this mock, my plan was to get both of my starting QBs by pick 4.02, which I did, although I expected that I'd get one each in my first two pairs of picks. Both Kaep and Brady are inside my top-10 QBs, albeit barely, and both will have better weapons in 2014. The 49ers were without Michael Crabtree (Achilles) for most of the season and Brady was without Rob Gronkowski for more than half of the year. Early reports are that Gronk will be ready for Week 1 as he recovers and rehabs from a torn ACL. Palmer gives me some depth in case of injury and will be a bye-week fill-in for both of my starters.
- RBs: With five QBs selected in the first eight picks, I was able to nab two top-five running backs despite having the No. 9 overall pick. Still getting two (low-end) QB1's despite going RB/RB to start is icing on the cake. Compared to his ADP, Gerhart is current undervalued based on my rankings (RB13). Miller and Michael both have upside as my RB4 and RB5, respectively.
- WRs: Even though I didn't take my first WR until Round 5 and second until Round 7, my receiver corps is solid. Johnson has played 16 games in four of his past six seasons and has 100+ catches and 1,400+ yards in each of those four years despite Matt Schaub being the best QB with whom he has played. The next three receivers — Patterson, Patterson and Wallace — all have upside. About to play in a fantasy-friendly Norv Turner offense, Patterson tops many lists of breakout candidates, Harvin is finally healthy and Wallace is poised for a bounce-back season in the team's new up-tempo offense. Decker provides depth as my WR5.
- TEs: In 24 games over the past two seasons, Rudolph has 12 touchdowns, but he has had modest success outside of the red zone. Like Patterson, Rudolph benefits from playing in Turner's offense and is on the verge of a breakout.
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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 12-team using standard scoring and the No. 7 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.