Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (August 25th): 16 teams, No. 7 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 16-team league using standard scoring and I have the No. 7 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.07 - DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys
2.10 - Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears
3.07 - Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
4.10 - Mike Wallace, WR, Miami Dolphins
5.07 - Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
6.10 - Eric Decker, WR, New York Jets
7.07 - Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
8.10 - Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9.07 - James White, RB, New England Patriots
10.10 - Heath Miller, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
11.07 - Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals
12.10 - Kenny Britt, WR, St. Louis Rams
13.07 - Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns
14.10 - Baltimore Ravens D/ST
15.07 - Robbie Gould, K, Chicago Bears
Some notes about my team (view full mock here):
- QBs: Overall, I'm not terribly excited about this team, but I'm comfortable with Brady in the fifth round of a 16-teamer as my starter. I expect a bounce-back season from him with a healthy (healthier) Rob Gronkowski to start the season and better chemistry with the other receivers, most of whom were either rookies or new to the offense last year.
- RBs: Provided Murray stays healthy, I like my starting duo at running back. With Murray's injury history, however, I strongly considered going with Demaryius Thomas since Megatron was off the board already. I have Murray seventh and DT eighth in my overall top 200 cheat sheet. Coming off a breakout season, Murray finished as the RB7 despite missing two games last year. As the team's new workhorse running back, I have Gerhart projected for close to 300 touches and 1,500 YFS. A big and powerful runner, Hill should be heavily involved in the Bengals ground game as a rookie. With ESPN Boston projecting Stevan Ridley to not make the Patriots' 53-man roster, White could end up being heavily involved in the offense.
- WRs: Coming off his breakout sophomore campaign, Jeffery is a solid WR1 and only Gordon had more yards (from scrimmage) than Jeffery last year among wideouts. Wallace is a nice bounce-back candidate in Miami's new up-tempo offense after back-to-back seasons with less than 1,000 yards. Decker is a solid flex option although his production with the Jets won't closely resemble his production over the past two seasons. Evans has great size, which gives him the potential to make a red-zone impact as a rookie. Only 25 years old, Britt appears to finally have his head on straight and I could do worse than Britt as my WR5. Gordon is the ultimate roll of the dice — perhaps he won't play and gives me nada, but a reduced suspension would make him an instant WR1, once/whenever eligible.
- TEs: If I wait on tight end, Miller is a solid TE1 for a 10th-round pick. When I selected Miller, my plan was to go with Travis Kelce at 11.07, but he went with pick 11.05. I think Eifert will set career highs this year, but I think Kelce has a higher ceiling.
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 and I have the No. 3 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.
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