Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (August 28th): 12 teams, PPR with Super Flex, No. 10 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 12-team league using point-per-reception (PPR) scoring with a Super Flex (QB-eligible flex) and I have the No. 10 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.10 - Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers
2.03 - Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
3.10 - Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
4.03 - Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears
5.10 - Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Cardinals
6.03 - Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints
7.10 - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Minnesota Vikings
8.03 - Frank Gore, RB, San Francisco 49ers
9.10 - Eric Decker, WR, New York Jets
10.03 - Heath Miller, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
11.10 - Brandin Cooks, WR, New Orleans Saints
12.03 - Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons
13.10 - Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs
14.03 - Denver Broncos D/ST
15.10 - Nick Novak, K, San Diego Chargers
Some notes about my team (view full mock here):
- QBs: With my QB and Flex spot, I have two top-11 fantasy QBs based on my rankings. After the top-three QBs, the next group is tightly bunched together in my fantasy football projections, but Brady is my QB4 in my latest update. Brady should have Rob Gronkowski available for Week 1 and the addition of Tim Wright as their move tight end gives him another weapon in their passing attack to go along with receivers that now have another year in the system. Foles is coming off an incredible season with the third-highest passer rating of all-time and a phenominal 27:2 TD-to-INT ratio. While he won't be nearly as efficient this year, he is a QB1-caliber starter in my super flex spot.
- RBs: Lacy is my RB5, but I wouldn't be surprised if he finished No. 1 overall. No running back had more games with 20-plus carries than Lacy, who was second behind LeSean McCoy in rushing yards from Weeks 5-17. In Green Bay's high-powered offense, double-digit touchdowns is likely again. Thomas led all RBs in receptions (77) and it's possible he repeats that feat with Darren Sproles now in Philly. Gore isn't much of a receiver in the 49ers' offense these days, but he has 1,100-plus rushing yards and eight-plus TDs in each of the past three seasons. Freeman provides some depth.
- WRs: Jeffery and Floyd are third-year receivers that had breakout sophomore campaigns. With more high-profile receivers on their rosters, they both led their teams in receiving yards last year. Even if that doesn't happen again, both are a solid WR1 and WR2, respectively. Patterson has plenty of upside and breakout potential as a second-year receiver with the presence of new coordinator Norv Turner yet he was a nice value at 7.10. Both Decker and Cooks are nice values as my WR4/WR5, respectively.
- TEs: Miller is another year removed from his knee injury and I expect somewhat of a bounce-back season for him as Big Ben's most-trusted target after Antonio Brown. While Miller is a safe-yet-perhaps-boring low-end TE1, Kelce is a high-upside TE2. We've seen with his long touchdown receptions his ability to create mismatches and the Chiefs lack talent at receiver and Alex Smith likes to target tight ends.
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 14-team league using standard scoring and I have the No. 9 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.
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