Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (August 4th): 16 teams, No. 6 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. 6 pick.
Here are my picks in today's mock draft:
1.06 - Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions
2.11 - Zac Stacy, RB, St. Louis Rams
3.06 - Ryan Mathews, RB, San Diego Chargers
4.11 - Joique Bell, RB, Detroit Lions
5.06 - Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans
6.11 - Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys
7.06 - Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings
8.11 - Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Titans
9.06 - Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
10.11 - Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks
11.06 - Charles Sims, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12.11 - Rod Streater, WR, Oakland Raiders
13.06 - Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
14.11 - Baltimore Ravens D/ST
15.06 - Phil Dawson, K, San Francisco 49ers
16.11 - Marquess Wilson, WR, Chicago Bears
Some notes about my team (view full mock here):
- QBs: Not only is the fantasy quarterback position deep, the next group of QBs after the three elite options are fairly close in terms of my fantasy projections. Romo is my QB12, but there is less of a gap between QB4 (Matthew Stafford) and Romo as there is between QB3 (Drew Brees) and QB4 (Stafford) based on my fantasy projections. It's certainly possible that Romo sets a career high in pass attempts with Scott Linehan calling the plays, but it wouldn't surprise me if the Cowboys are more committed to the run in an attempt to protect their porous defense.
- RBs: With more depth at wide receiver than running back, I would prefer for one of my top-five running backs (and overall players) to drop to No. 6 instead of taking Megatron. After the top five, however, the next group of RBs all have some reason for concern whether it's durability, unproven track records, etc. Going RB/RB/RB in Rounds 2 to 4, however, I have three top-20 fantasy running backs on my roster with Stacy (12th), Mathews (18th) and Bell (20th). With Hue Jackson now the offensive coordinator, the Bengals should run the ball more often this year and Hill should be plenty involved as a rookie behind Giovani Bernard. Considering the Bucs' intent to employ a RBBC to a certain degree, Sims should have an opportunity to carve out a role as a pass-catcher (or more) as a rookie.
- WRs: If I were to play this league out, I'd have to adjust my roster at some point (specifically Week 9) at wide receiver as all of my starters have the same bye. Even with some other talented young receivers entering their prime, Megatron is still my clear-cut No. 1 fantasy wide receiver. Wright had a breakout season and Hunter showed flashes last season, both are receivers from whom we should see bigger and better things in 2014. Baldwin and Streater provide some depth and Wilson is one of my favorite late-round sleepers.
- TEs: With 12 touchdowns in his 24 games over the past two seasons, most of Rudolph's success has come in the red zone. By bringing Norv Turner in to run the team's offense, however, Rudolph has plenty of breakout appeal as evidenced by Jordan Cameron's breakout in Turner's offense last year.
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Tomorrow's mock draft will be a 12-team standard scoring and the No. 11 overall pick. Follow me on Twitter (@EDSFootball) to keep track of our updates.
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