2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: 12 Teams, No. 6 Pick
From May 28th 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. 6 pick, standard scoring
- Starting lineup: 1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 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:
1.06 - Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Although Rob Gronkowski is my highest-ranked non-RB, I went with Brown here considering this league would start a minimum of three wideouts. As impressive as Brown's overall numbers have been over the past couple of seasons, it's his consistency that really stands out. Brown has five-plus catches and 50-plus yards in his all of his past 33 games.
2.07 - Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: No running back rushed for more yards than Hill (929) over the final nine games of the season. The second-year back has legit RB1 upside as the lead back in a run-heavy offense, but he's a solid option as the 19th player selected either way.
3.06 - Melvin Gordon, RB, San Diego Chargers: Gordon should get the bulk of early-down carries for the Chargers and should see north of 250 touches as a rookie.
4.07 - Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Carolina Panthers: Benjamin was one of three 1,000-yard rookie receivers and was just one score shy of double-digit touchdowns in 2014. Drops were an issue and he showed up to OTAs heavier than expected, but he should approach 1,000 yards and double-digit touchdowns once again.
5.06 - Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers: Not only is he coming off his first-ever 1,000-yard season, but Olsen has 800-plus yards in each of the past three seasons. The only tight end with more yards during that span is Jimmy Graham.
6.07 - Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers: Newton missed a couple of games and was less than 100 percent for much of the year, but he still finished seventh in fantasy points per game among QBs. Before last year, Newton as the QB4 or better in his first three NFL seasons.
7.06 - Allen Robinson, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Averaging 5.22 catches and 60.89 yards per game from Weeks 2 to 10, Robinson was quietly having a strong rookie season before his Week 10 foot injury. With good health, a breakout season is on the horizon for ARob.
9.06 - Darren McFadden, RB, Dallas Cowboys: Only 27 years old (he seems much older, doesn't he?), McFadden has struggled with durability over his career and his per-touch production has really slipped over the past three years -- 3.4 YPC or less each year. That said, Joseph Randle is unproven and McFadden gets a huge upgrade in offensive line (and offense in general) to make him a high-upside RB4 for this squad.
10.07 - Charles Johnson, WR, Minnesota Vikings: With excellent combination of size and speed, Johnson emerged in the second half last season with the Vikings. With continued development from second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Johnson should pick up where he left off.
11.06 - Anquan Boldin, WR, San Francisco 49ers: Even though the Jets were the only team to throw for fewer yards than the 49ers over the past two seasons, Boldin has back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and I still expect him to lead the team's receiving corps in production despite the free-agent addition of Torrey Smith.
12.07 - Danny Woodhead, RB, San Diego Chargers: Before last year's injury-shortened season, Woodhead finished as the RB27 (or better) in three of his previous four seasons. While MG3 will fill the void of (the oft-injured) Ryan Mathews on early downs, Woodhead should get the majority of third-down snaps.
13.06 - John Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Brown had a productive rookie season especially considering the injuries to the team's quarterbacks and he should build upon that success with good health from the team's signal-callers.
14.07 - Rueben Randle, WR, New York Giants: Coming off his best season as a pro (71/938/3), Randle is still only 24 years old as he enters his fourth season. And for what it's worth, Eli Manning has predicted a "breakout" season for Randle in 2015.
15.06 - Denver Broncos D/ST
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