Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (August 20th): 20 teams, No. 11 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 20-team league using standard scoring and I have the No. 11 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.11 - Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks
2.10 - Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers
3.11 - Joique Bell, RB, Detroit Lions
4.10 - Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
5.11 - Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings
6.10 - Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Titans
7.11 - Chris Ivory, RB, New York Jets
8.10 - Christine Michael, RB, Seattle Seahawks
9.11 - Rod Streater, WR, Oakland Raiders
10.10 - Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans
11.11 - Andrew Hawkins, WR, Cleveland Browns
12.10 - Geno Smith, QB, New York Jets
13.11 - Buffalo Bills D/ST
14.10 - Matt Bryant, K, Atlanta Falcons
15.11 - Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers
Some notes about my team (view full mock here):
- QBs: While far from a sure thing, there's a decent chance that Rob Gronkowski will be ready for Week 1. Brady's production last season was much different, as one would expect, with Gronk (315.0 YPG and 1.86 TD/G) than it was without Gronk (237.56 YPG and 1.33 TD/G). With 32 NFL teams, it's impossible for every team in a deep league like this to draft a QB2 that's a current starter as a bye-week fill-in. Like most rookies, Smith was inconsistent as a rookie, but he played better down the stretch and actually rushed for a position-high six TDs last season.
- RBs: Getting some money from next year moved to this year is a good sign that Lynch gets closer to the workload he's seen over the past few seasons than I had initially expected. Lynch has 1,200-plus rushing yards and double-digit TDs in each of the past three seasons. After finishing as the RB17 in standard-scoring leagues last year, Bell is expected to get an even larger workload in 2014. Although the team added CJ1K this past offseason, Ivory will get the majority of goal-line carries and should lead the backfield in TDs while also getting his fair share of early-down carries. While Robert Turbin likely has more value if Lynch stays healthy all season, Michael provides some depth and would likely benefit the most if Lynch were to miss time. Either way, he's expected to be more involved in the offense this season.
- WRs: Cobb missed more than half of last season, but he averaged a career-high 85.17 YFS/G in the six games he played. A freakish athlete (6-foot-4, 4.4 forty, 40-inch vertical), Hunter averaged nearly 20 yards per catch (19.7) as a rookie and added 15 pounds of muscle this offseason. He's a big play waiting to happen and a high-upside WR2 in a 20-team league. In his second season, Streater led the Raiders in receiving with 60/888/4 last year and is a solid if not spectacular option 191 picks into this mock. Hawkins could lead the Browns' receivers in production if Josh Gordon misses the whole season, as expected. In an offense as explosive as Green Bay's, Adams is No. 4 on the depth chart and could vastly exceed his 291st draft slot in this mock if he moves up one spot either due to injury and/or performance.
- TEs: Rudolph has 12 TDs in his past 24 games and should continue to thrive in the red zone. With a TE-friendly offensive coordinator in Norv Turner and after shedding some weight this offseason, Rudolph is poised for a breakout season. In his first season with the Titans, Walker posted career-best numbers (60/571/6) and provides some depth.
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Tomorrow's mock draft will be a 14-team league using point-per-reception (PPR) scoring the No. 2 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.
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