2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day Series: 12 teams, No. 9 pick

Using the Fantasy Football Mock Draft Simulator (powered by FantasyPros), we continue our Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day Series for the 2015 season.

From now through Labor Day weekend, we will complete one mock draft per day and post the results.

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Here are the league settings (all customizable) for today's mock:

  • 12 teams, No. 9 pick, standard scoring
  • Starting lineup: QB, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, TE, K, D/ST and Flex (RB, WR or TE)
  • Six bench spots, any position

With that said, here is my roster from today's mock draft:

1.09 - Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots: The seventh-ranked player in my top 150 and the best available at pick 1.09 in this mock, Gronk is as dominant at tight end as any other player is at their respective position in fantasy football. Last season, Gronk (82/1,124/12) scored 184.4 fantasy points, which is nearly 20 percent more than Antonio Gates (154.1), who finished second at the position last year.

2.04 - Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans: While he missed three games last season, Foster averaged four-year highs with 95.8 rushing yards per game and 4.8 yards per carry. No team ran the ball more than the Texans last season and Foster finished as a top-12 fantasy running back in 10 of his 13 games. Durability with Foster is the obvious risk, but he still finished as a top-five back despite missing three games last season.

3.09 - DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans: Hopkins had a breakout second season with 1,210 yards. If there's a concern, it's the less-than-ideal quarterback situation, but there should be more improvement from Hopkins in Year 3.

4.04 - Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins: Even though the Dolphins have been reluctant to give Miller heavy workloads, Miller was highly consistent last year on a weekly basis (12 top-21 finishes) and productive on a per-touch basis (5.09 YPC, 7.24 Y/R). The addition of rookie Jay Ajayi isn't a positive, but I don't think Miller sees a dramatic change from last year's workload and he finished with the ninth-most fantasy points among running backs last season.

5.09 - Brandon Marshall, WR, New York Jets: Last year was a year to forget for Marshall and the Bears. With the trade to the Jets in the offseason, Marshall gets a fresh start and I expect him to bounce back with 1,000-plus yards in 2015.

6.04 - Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers: Newton had a disappointing season and missed a couple of games last year, but he still finished with the seventh-most fantasy points on a per-game basis. In addition, Newton has now exceeded 3,000 passing yards and 500 rushing yards in all four of his NFL seasons.

7.09 - Isaiah Crowell, RB, Cleveland Browns: Crowell should lead the Browns backfield in workload and production in 2015, but there will be weekly inconsistency given how the coaching staff doles out touches.

8.04 - Joseph Randle, RB, Dallas Cowboys: Randle, who averaged 6.73 YPC last year, has plenty of upside here -- Round 8 and as this team's RB4 -- as he's currently my 64th-ranked player, which would put him in Round 6 based on my rankings. There will be plenty of yards and fantasy production to be had by the team's backfield with DeMarco Murray in Philadelphia and Randle is the best bet to lead the group.

9.09 - Jarvis Landry, WR, Miami Dolphins: Only Odell Beckham (91) had more receptions among rookies than Landry (84) last season. Although he's better in PPR formats, Landry offers plenty of consistency and had at least five catches in his final nine games last season.

10.04 - Eric Decker, WR, New York Jets:

11.09 - Anquan Boldin, WR, San Francisco 49ers: I have Boldin ranked higher than Decker, but there was a better chance that I could land both if I took Decker first. Despite playing in one of the league's worst passing attacks, Boldin has posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons with the Niners.

12.04 - Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans Saints: Colston's receptions and yards hit career lows on a per-game basis last season, but those should improve with the team trading Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills in the offseason.

13.09 - Jerick McKinnon, RB, Minnesota Vikings: McKinnon would have plenty of value if Adrian Peterson were to miss any time.

14.04 - Arizona Cardinals D/ST: Like in most 12-team leagues/mocks, I will wait until the second-to-last round to select my team defense.

15.09 - Nick Novak, K, San Diego Chargers: And as usual, it's my top-ranked kicker in the last round.

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