2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: 10 Teams, 6th Pick, 2-QB League
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:
- 10 teams, No. 6 pick, standard scoring, 2-QB league
- Starting lineup: 2 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 - Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: With the top-three QBs already off the board, I went with my top-ranked non-QB. Getting only 246 touches last season (after 320-plus in back-to-back years), Charles posted his fifth 1,000-yard season of his career and finished with the seventh-most fantasy points among RBs. Charles has always been productive on a per-touch basis (5.0+ YPC each season of his career) and he should get more than 246 touches this year.
2.05 - C.J. Anderson, RB, Denver Broncos: Emerging as the team's lead back in the second half of 2014, Anderson finished as a top-five fantasy RB in six of his final eight games and no worse than the weekly RB16 during that span. The Broncos should be more run-pass balanced than they've been recently giving CJA a ton of upside, especially as my RB2.
3.06 - Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers: Nelson is coming off career highs in receptions (98) and yards (1,519) with 13 touchdowns, second-most of his career. Playing with the league's best quarterback (Aaron Rodgers) in last year's highest-scoring offense, Nelson is a lock for another huge season with good health.
4.05 - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: Setting career highs in passing yards (4.045) and touchdowns (27) as well as rushing yards (311), Tannehill scored the eighth-most fantasy points among QBs last season. Reports this offseason have been positive and it's certainly possible that Tannehill repeats last year's QB8 production at his discounted cost (QB12 in this mock).
5.06 - Brandin Cooks, WR, New Orleans Saints: With the team's offseason trades of Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills, Cooks enters 2015 as the team's top weapon in the passing game. Provided he stays healthy, Cooks is poised to break out in his sophomore campaign.
6.05 - Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers: It was a disappointing season for Kaepernick, but he's a high-upside QB2 for this squad. Not only does he have 1,578 yards and 10 touchdowns rushing over the past three seasons, but the 49ers are likely to throw more often given all the changes to their roster.
7.06 - Joseph Randle, RB, Dallas Cowboys: With DeMarco Murray now in Philadelphia, Randle enters 2015 as the primary back in the team's committee. While it's obvious that he won't duplicate last year's 6.73 YPC on limited touches, the Cowboys have one of the league's best offensive lines and the team plans to stay committed to their ground game.
8.05 - Brandon Marshall, WR, New York Jets: Missing three games last year, Marshall ended a seven-year streak of 1,000-yard seasons and was traded this offseason to the Jets. Assuming Marshall stays healthy, I see him finishing with 1,000-plus yards and eight or so touchdowns despite the team's recent offensive struggles.
9.06 - Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: Entering 2015 as the change-of-pace back to Jeremy Hill, Bernard will still be plenty involved in one of the league's more run-dominant offenses. Bernard is a solid value in Round 9 as my RB4.
10.05 - Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears: Especially considering I waited on QBs in this mock, I wanted to draft a high-upside QB3 for depth and in case Kaepernick has another disappointing season. There are plenty of question marks with the turnover-prone Cutler, but he has plenty of talented pass-catchers in his offense and the Bears are likely to trail often this year.
11.06 - Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Fitzgerald has now fallen short of the 1,000-yard mark in three consecutive seasons. In the games that he has played with Carson Palmer, however, he has averaged 1,045 yards per 16 games so perhaps he bucks the trend if both players can stay healthy for a full season.
12.05 - Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans: Walker set career highs of 63 receptions for 890 yards last season. While he may not duplicate that production this year, he was my highest-ranked tight end here and my team needed a starter.
13.06 - Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans Saints: Setting per-game career lows in targets, receptions and yards, Colston could see a bump in production with the offseason trades of Graham and Stills.
14.05 - Danny Woodhead, RB, San Diego Chargers: Before missing the majority of last season, Woodhead has finished as a top-27 fantasy RB in three of the previous four years. Despite the selection of Melvin Gordon with the 15th-overall pick, Woodhead should get the bulk of third-down snaps for the Chargers.
15.06 - Knile Davis, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: In games that Charles has missed, Davis has been highly productive with monster workloads.
16.05 - Denver Broncos D/ST
17.06 - Mason Crosby, K, Green Bay Packers:
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