Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (May 29th): 12 teams, No. 8 pick, PPR scoring

Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (May 29th): 12 teams, No. 8 pick, PPR scoring

Another day. Another mock draft.

I'm not sure if it'll keep the doctor away, but it'll certainly help when it comes to drafting better fantasy football teams this season.

We began our 2014 fantasy football mock draft per day series on May 27th 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.

Here is today's mock draft (12 teams and point-per-reception (PPR) scoring with the No. 8 pick):

1.08 - Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers: While the scoring format boosts the value of wideouts, the position is still so incredibly deep and I simply can't resist a workhorse back in one of the league's most potent offenses. No running back had more games with 20-plus carries than Lacy (10) and he has an excellent shot of scoring double-digit touchdowns again in 2014.

2.05 - Montee Ball, RB, Denver Broncos: One of the guys that will be on many of my teams in 2014 is Ball. In a featured role last season, Knowshon Moreno finished as the RB4 in PPR formats. As the featured back this year, Ball has a ton of upside in the Peyton Manning-led offense. Although he averaged only 3.26 yards per carry (68 carries for 222 yards) in first 10 games, Ball finished his rookie season strong with 6.48 YPC (52 carries for 337 yards) in his final six games.

3.08 - Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals: Bruce Arians recently lied to us saying that Ellington will get "25-30 touches per game," but the bigger point to his untruth is that Ellington is going to get a large workload even if he won't get 400-480 touches in 2014. A large portion of those touches should be receptions making Ellington too big of a value to pass up in Round 3 even if I still don't have my WR1.

This league/mock uses two RBs, two WRs and one flex so I still have three starters and wide receiver is so deep. If the league started three wideouts and no flex, as an example, I would have probably gone with a wide receiver in one of my top three picks with two running backs.

4.05 - Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers: Allen became just the third rookie to exceed 1,000 receiving yards over the past nine seasons and he should be in store for even more production in 2014. Allen finished with 71/1,046/8, but he had only three catches for 30 yards through his first three games.

5.08 - Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints: Normally I wait to the later rounds to draft a quarterback, but I'd consider any of the top-three signal-callers in the fifth round. Even if the offense slows some, Brees has four seasons with 5,000-plus passing yards, which is half of all 5,000-yard seasons in NFL history. An off season would be in the 4,500-yard, 30-touchdown range as a floor, but I expect (much) more than that.

6.05 - Bishop Sankey, RB, Tennessee Titans: Sankey in the sixth round? F*@& yeah! There's a good chance that he won't last this long in a real draft, but who am I to complain? The first running back off the board in the 2014 NFL Draft, Sankey is an excellent receiver out of the backfield and has minimal competition for a major role in the offense.

7.08 - Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Floyd broke out in his second season as he led the team in receiving with 1,041 yards. While he may not be the ideal WR2 in a PPR league, I will add plenty of depth and there are still several WR3-type receivers on the board.

8.05 - Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins: Although he has been cleared from the concussion that knocked him out for much of last season, I am still a bit anxious about his durability. It's worrisome that he had multiple concussions at Florida and it look so long for him to get cleared with last year's concussion. That said, he has top-five upside at the position and is a bargain in Round 8 with good health (knock on wood).

9.08 - Reggie Wayne, WR, Indianapolis Colts: There are obvious concerns as Wayne will turn 36 in November and he is returning from a torn ACL. Even though T.Y. Hilton is going several rounds earlier, it still wouldn't surprise me if Wayne leads the team in receptions and yards in 2014.

10.05 - Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver Broncos: There is some concern about second-round rookie Cody Latimer pushing Sanders for snaps and targets, but Sanders should have a breakout season if he sticks as the team's third receiver.

11.08 - Mike Wallace, WR, Miami Dolphins: 60 Minutes failed to reach 1,000 yards for the second season in a row. In addition, he averaged 12.7 Y/R and scored five touchdowns, both of which are career lows, in his first season with the Dolphins. With another year to develop chemistry with Ryan Tannehill, who should get better pass protection, and the transition to Bill Lazor's up-tempo offense, there is plenty of upside here.

12.05 - Hakeem Nicks, WR, Indianapolis Colts: Speaking of a disappointment over the past two seasons, Nicks' production dropped from 155/2,244/18 in 2010-11 to 109/1,588/3 over the past two seasons. Signing a one-year show-me deal, Nicks should be highly motivated for his next contract and is another upside pick late.

13.08 - Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: As a part of a trio of 6'5" pass-catchers, Evans should be able to make an impact as a rookie in the red zone.

14.05 - Denver Broncos D/ST: As usual, I select the best available team defense with my second-to-last pick in 12-team leagues.

15.08 - Matt Bryant, K, Atlanta Falcons: As usual, I select the best available kicker with my last pick in 12-team leagues.

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