August 27, 2014

Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (August 27th): 12 teams, No. 5 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 12-team league using standard scoring and I have the No. 5 pick.

Here are my picks in today's mock draft:

1.05 - Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers
2.08 - Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
3.05 - Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals
4.08 - Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons
5.05 - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Minnesota Vikings
6.08 - Mike Wallace, WR, Miami Dolphins
7.05 - Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints
8.08 - Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
9.05 - Dennis Pitta, TE, Baltimore Ravens
10.08 - Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
11.05 - Cecil Shorts, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
12.08 - James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers
13.05 - Cincinnati Bengals D/ST
14.08 - Phil Dawson, K, San Francisco 49ers
15.05 - Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Some notes about my team (view full mock here):

  • QBs: Brady in Round 10? Um, ok. While I'd consider a top-three QB starting in Round 3, I typically wait on QBs, which leads to the potential for tremendous values. Not only did Brady fall to Round 10, but Colin Kaepernick fell to Round 12. Despite an injury-plagued 2012 and 2013 season for tight end Rob Gronkowski, it continues to appear that Gronk has an excellent chance to be ready for Week 1. Obviously, that bodes well for Brady's fantasy outlook as he averaged 315.0 YPG and 1.86 TD/G with Gronk; only 237.56 YPG and 1.33 TD/G without him last year.

  • RBs: Lacy led the NFL in games with 20-plus carries and only LeSean McCoy had more rushing yards from Week 5 through the end of the season. The versatile Bernard finished as a top-20 back as a rookie and will see an expanded workload in 2014. The Cards seem intent on making Ellington a workhorse back. While some are concerned he won't hold up with the sharp spike in usage, he gives me a third RB1-type producer (my first three picks are all inside my top-12 RBs). Thomas is better in PPR formats, but he's a value as my RB4. Hill should get plenty of work between the tackles and at the goal line. Along with Ellington, Starks averaged a position-high 5.5 YPC last season and he provides insurance in case of a Lacy injury.

  • WRs: In my latest rankings update, White was moved up a couple of spots to No. 10. With a 43/502/2 line in five games last December, only two receivers had more yards than he did. With the retirement of Tony Gonzalez, I think there will be enough targets for both White and Julio Jones to finish as WR1 producers. Patterson is a versatile and explosive playmaker that should benefit from the change in quarterback and offensive coordinator. Wallace is poised to bounce back under new OC Bill Lazor after back-to-back seasons with less than 1,000 yards. Shorts and Evans provide some depth as my WR4/5.

  • TEs: Expectations were high for Pitta last offseason before a hip injury nearly sidelined his entire season. With better health and a TE-friendly offensive coordinator, Pitta's breakout season could be this year.

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Browns WR Josh Gordon's full-year suspension upheld

The good news is a decision has FINALLY been announced. The bad news, however, is that it wasn't what the Cleveland Browns, Josh Gordon and fantasy owners had hoped.

That said, it was the most-likely scenario.

Per Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports, the NFL has upheld Gordon's full-year suspension.

After being suspended for the first two games of last season, Gordon led the NFL in receiving with a franchise-record 1,646 yards and finished as the top-scoring fantasy wide receiver last year.

For fantasy owners debating how soon to roll the dice on a potential reduction in suspension (and a WR1 once/if eligible), they now have clarity. For re-draft owners that already own Gordon, it's obviously safe to drop him.

While tight end Jordan Cameron could lead all tight ends in targets, Andrew Hawkins and Miles Austin appear to be in line for the most looks among the team's wide receivers. Even so, both have been ranked outside my top-50 wide receivers even though I had expected a full-year ban for Gordon.



August 26, 2014

Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (August 26th): 10 teams, 2-QB PPR League, No. 5 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 10-team, 2-QB league using point-per-reception (PPR) scoring and I have the No. 5 pick.

Here are my picks in today's mock draft:

1.05 - Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
2.06 - Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
3.05 - Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys
4.06 - Brandon Marshall, WR, Chicago Bears
5.05 - Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots
6.06 - Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
7.05 - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins
8.06 - Joique Bell, RB, Detroit Lions
9.05 - Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints
10.06 - Mike Wallace, WR, Miami Dolphins
11.05 - Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals
12.06 - Golden Tate, WR, Detroit Lions
13.05 - Reggie Wayne, WR, Indianapolis Colts
14.06 - Carolina Panthers D/ST
15.05 - Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Titans
16.06 - Mason Crosby, K, Green Bay Packers

Some notes about my team (view full mock here):

  • QBs: The top-three fantasy QBs and LeSean McCoy were off the board through the first four picks so it made sense to start with my top-ranked PPR running back. (McCoy is my top-ranked RB in standard-scoring formats.) That said, I like Brady to bounce back this year with a healthier Rob Gronkowski and another year to develop chemistry with his wide receivers. Tannehill has upside as my QB2. Not only should his passing numbers improve under Bill Lazor, but they are expected to use more read-option plays, which will boost his rushing production. Hoping Jay Cutler would last to pick 4.06 (he went 4.04), I considered Russell Wilson in the fourth round, but I could pass up the value of Marshall. Palmer gives me another QB2 type and covers my bye weeks.

  • RBs: The quartet of Charles, Gerhart, Bell and Thomas give me four top-20 PPR running backs (at least, based on my rankings). Charles should come close to the 1,980 YFS and 70 receptions he had last year. Gerhart is slated for a three-down role and could be in line for close to 300 touches and 1,500 YFS. Bell has had 50-plus catches in back-to-back years and should see his workload expand in 2014. Last but not least, Thomas led all RBs in catches (77) last year and could get more with Darren Sproles now in Philadelphia.

  • WRs: The duo of Dez and Marshall give me two top-five options as my starting WRs. Bryant is one of just two receivers with 3,500-plus yards and 30-plus touchdowns over the past three seasons. Marshall has seven consecutive 1,000-yard seasons and has at least 100 receptions in each of his past five seasons with Cutler. A bounce-back candidate coming off back-to-back seasons with less than 1,000 yards, Wallace is a nice value in Round 10. Tate gets a change of scenery and should set career highs in more pass-centric offense. Wayne will turn 36 in November and is coming off a torn ACL, but I wouldn't be surprise if he's the most productive Colts WR in PPR formats. Hunter is an athletic freak with lots of upside this late in the draft.

  • TEs: After missing 14 games over past two seasons, Gronk seems likely to be ready for the opener even though it may not be a lock. Dominant in the red zone, Gronk has a total of 43 touchdowns over his 50 career games. Last season, he set a career high with a position-leading 84.6 YPG. In other words, Gronkowski's ceiling is higher than any tight end even though he comes with more than his fair share of durability risk.

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2014 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings (Aug. 26th Update)

Exceeding the expectations from his strongest advocates (like me), Browns receiver Josh Gordon broke out in a huge way in 2013.

Despite a two-game suspension to begin the season, the second-year receiver set a franchise record with a league-leading 1,646 yards, which more than doubled his rookie season total of 805 yards. With an 87/1,646/9 line, Gordon led all wide receivers in fantasy points despite a less-than-ideal situation at quarterback and missing two games.

Not only did Gordon have 100-plus yards in exactly half of his 14 games last season, he had at least 67 yards in all but two games in 2013. In addition, he became the first player in NFL history to have back-to-back 200-yard receiving games as he broke the team's single-game receiving record (as Buggin' Out once said, "two times").

That's the good news.

The bad news, however, is that Gordon is facing a year-long suspension. Gordon met with league officials on August 1st in New York and via conference call after practice on August 4th and there is still no word whether the suspension will be upheld or reduced.

While a full-season ban appears most likely, I'd consider rolling the dice with Gordon as a WR5 in the hopes of a lighter suspension. If his suspension is reduced, he will automatically become a must-start WR1 when active. Stay tuned ...

Here are my updated fantasy football wide receiver rankings (standard scoring) for 2014:

1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

With tremendous size and athleticism, no receiver can take over a game like Megatron. Counting the only playoff appearance in his career, Johnson has a total of six 200-yard games, the most in NFL history. Over the past three seasons, Johnson has averaged a statistical line of 101/1,712/11.

2. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

In his second season with Peyton Manning, DT's numbers were nearly identical to his first season. After finishing with 94/1,434/10 in 2012, Thomas had 92 catches for 1,430 yards and 14 touchdowns last year. Thomas should be a lock for 90/1,400/10 (or better) in 2014.

3. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys

Although he saw a year-over-year drop in yardage from 1,382 to 1,233 yards, Bryant set career highs (barely, by one in each case) in receptions (93) and touchdowns (13). Battling a back injury, Bryant still played in all 16 games last season.

One of the most physically-gifted players in the league, Bryant is one of only two wide receivers with at least 3,500 yards and 30 touchdowns over the past three years. Another 1,200-yard season (or better) with double-digit touchdowns should be a slam dunk for Bryant in 2014.

4. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals

Through his first three seasons, Green has 260 receptions for 3,833 yards and 29 touchdowns. In a three-year span to start a career, no player has had more receptions than Green and only Randy Moss has more receiving yards (4,163) than he does.

In each of his three seasons, Green's numbers have improved — 65/1,057/7 (2011), 97/1,350/11 (2012) and 98/1,426/11 (2013). As the team transitions from a pass-first offense under Jay Gruden to a run-first scheme led by Hue Jackson, that trend may not continue but Green remains an elite and safe WR1.

5. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

Before his foot injury sidelined him for the remainder of last season, Jones had at least six receptions and 76 yards in all of the games in which he appeared. During that five-game stretch, he hauled in 41 catches for 580 yards and two touchdowns. Compared to 2011 (73.8 yards per game) and 2012 (74.9 YPG), Jones had made huge strides, no pun intended, in 2013 (116.0 YPG).

6. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears

Since his reunion with quarterback Jay Cutler, Marshall has a total of 218 receptions for 2,803 yards and 23 touchdowns over the past two seasons combined. In his past five seasons with Cutler going back to his days in Denver, Marshall has a minimum of 100 receptions and 1,120 yards each season.

7. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers (Nelson's 2014 fantasy profile)

The loss of Aaron Rodgers for a huge chunk of the season had an adverse affect on Nelson's season, but he still managed to finish as the 11th-highest scoring fantasy receiver in 2013. Nelson had 85 receptions for 1,314 yards and eight touchdowns, but he had a line of 49/810/7 in the nine games that Rodgers started and finished. In other words, his yardage and touchdown totals would have almost certainly been higher had Rodgers had never broken his collarbone.

Since his breakout season (2011), Nelson has averaged 73 receptions for 1,208 yards and 11 touchdowns per 16 games. Along with Megatron and Dez, Nelson is one of only three wide receivers with at least 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns over the past three seasons combined.

8. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears

Jeffery broke out in a big way in 2013. Along with Gordon, Jeffery was one of only two players to record multiple 200-yard receiving games last year and he also set his franchise's single-game record for most receiving yards.

With career highs across the board, Jeffery finished with 89 receptions for a team-high 1,421 yards and seven touchdowns and added 105 rushing yards. The only receiver with more yards from scrimmage than Jeffery (1,526) was Gordon (1,734).

As one-half of the league's best wide receiver duo, Jeffery is protected by opposing defenses looking to slow down the receiver opposite him (Marshall) as much (or more) as they will focus on Jeffery himself. Even though Marshall is ranked just ahead of Jeffery, both receivers are stud WR1's in terms of fantasy outlook.

9. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers

With Mike Wallace signing a free-agent deal with the Dolphins last offseason, Brown had a breakout season as the team's No. 1 receiver even though he previously had an 1,100-yard season a couple of years ago as well.

Brown became the second receiver in franchise history to finish with triple-digit receptions (110) and was only two shy of tying the club record. Only Gordon had more receiving yards than Brown (1,499), who also scored a career-high eight touchdowns.

Perhaps the most amazing part of Brown's huge success in 2013 was his consistency. Brown had a minimum of five receptions and 50 yards in all 16 games last season. No other player has ever done that in all 16 games of a season.

10. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons (White's fantasy profile

While the injuries kept White from having one of his typical seasons, he finally hit full stride by season's end. In five games in December, White finished with 43 receptions for 502 yards and two touchdowns. (That's comparable to a pace of 137.6 receptions and 1,606.4 yards.) In the last five games of the season, there were only three receivers with at least 500 yards: Gordon (658), Jeffery (561) and White (502).

Even though Julio Jones has emerged as the team's No. 1 receiver now, White is only 32 years old and should have a couple more outstanding seasons in him assuming good health. Before last year, White had 1,153-plus yards in six consecutive seasons and I think 1,100-1,200 yards is a reasonable expectation in 2014. With Tony Gonzalez retired, there should be enough targets to go around to allow Jones and White to both produce WR1 numbers.

11. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans

There have been two primary knocks on Johnson: durability and lack of touchdowns. While he has played in 16 games in back-to-back seasons, he has never caught double-digit touchdowns in his 11-year career.

When he has played 16 games in a season, however, he has been extremely productive. Playing a full 16-game slate in four of the past six seasons, Johnson has a minimum of 101 receptions (2009) and 1,407 yards (2013) in those four campaigns. Only Marvin Harrison (four) has as many 100/1,400 seasons in NFL history as Johnson.

12. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers

Not only did Rodgers miss several games due to injury, so did Cobb, who played only six games last season. The dynamic 23-year-old receiver averaged career highs in receiving yards (72.2 per game) and rushing yards (13.0 per game) when he was on the field.

With good health in 2014, Cobb should have a WR1 type of season. Based on last year's averages, Cobb would have finished with 1,363 YFS had he maintained that pace over a full 16-game season. Only eight wideouts had more than 1,363 YFS last year.

13. Keenan Allen, San Diego Chargers

Along with Cincinnati's A.J. Green, New Orleans' Marques Colston, Allen became the third rookie receiver to reach the 1,000-yard milestone in the past nine seasons.

Allen led the Chargers in receiving across the board with 71 catches for 1,046 yards and eight touchdowns. Once the calendar turned October, Allen was especially good. In the 14 games played in October through January including the playoffs, Allen had six 100-yard games and scored 10 touchdowns.

With limited snaps in the first couple of games as a rookie combined with working to improve his speed this offseason, Allen could put up bigger numbers in 2014.

14. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In his second season with the Bucs, Jackson set a career high with 78 receptions and once again exceeded 1,200 receiving yards with seven touchdowns. While he has more than his fair of inconsistency from week to week, a 70/1,200/7 season (or better) should be a lock for Jackson.

15. Victor Cruz, New York Giants

As disappointing of a season as it was for the Giants, their offense and Cruz, Cruz still managed to finish with 73 receptions for 998 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games. In fact, he averaged more yards per game in 2013 (71.3 YPG) than he did in 2012 (68.3).

Of course, the big difference was touchdowns as Cruz had a total of 19 touchdowns in 2011 and 2012 combined and only four last year. Even worse, he had three of those touchdowns against the Cowboys in Week 1 and only one other touchdown (Week 4) in his final 13 games.

With the transition to the new offensive scheme under Ben McAdoo, Cruz should bounce back and see his receptions total increase. In fact, NJ.com's Jordan Raanan recently wrote that "100 receptions is a possibility" for Cruz.

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2014 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings (Aug. 26th Update)

Here are my updated 2014 fantasy football running back rankings (standard scoring):

1. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles

McCoy led the NFL in rushing yards (1,607), yards from scrimmage (2,146) and touches (366) in his first season playing in Chip Kelly's offense. With the addition of Darren Sproles to the team's backfield, McCoy could see a few less targets in the passing game and it's unlikely he duplicates his career-high 314 carries this year. That said, I still have McCoy projected for nearly 350 touches in 2014.

Speaking of my projections, it couldn't be much closer for the top spot than it is between McCoy and Jamaal Charles. Only one-half point separates the two backs in my projections: McCoy (262.8 projected points) vs. Charles (262.3)

2. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs

Charles led the league in total touchdowns with 19 — 12 rushing and seven receiving scores. As great as that was for his fantasy owners in 2013, it will be unlikely for Charles to repeat. If you remember back to 2011, McCoy scored a league-high 20 touchdowns and then followed that up with just five total touchdowns in 2012.

Playing one less game than McCoy as the Chiefs rested their starters in Week 17, Charles set a career high in yards from scrimmage (1,980) and that ranked second only to McCoy. In addition, no player had as many games with 100-plus YFS than Charles (13) last season.

3. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

Like with McCoy and Charles, Forte and Peterson are separated in my projections by the narrowest of margins (0.3 fantasy points, to be exact). And to be honest, I'd be thrilled with any of the top-four options at running back.

While he's unlikely to ever duplicate his historic 2012 season, Peterson has put up monster numbers despite battling injuries and facing eight- or nine-men fronts over the past couple of seasons. And while touchdown production tends to fluctuate for (other) running backs, Peterson has rattled off double-digit rushing scores in all seven of his NFL seasons.

If there are some concerns with Peterson, it's the fact that he's now 29 years old and has racked up more than 2,000 career rush attempts. Then again, doubt All Day at your own peril.

4. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears

In his first season with Marc Trestman as coach, Forte set career highs across the board: 1,339 rushing yards, 74 receptions and 594 receiving yards. He tied his previous career high in touchdowns (12).

With a talented duo of outside receivers in Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall, Forte has protection from consistent eight-men fronts looking to slow down the run. In addition, both of those receivers are big-bodied wideouts that excel as blockers down the field.

5. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers

While the Packers have long been able to beat you through the air, their ground attack has left much to be desired — until this past season, that is. As a rookie, Lacy finished with 1,178 rushing yards, which ranked eighth in the NFL, and 11 touchdowns, only two RBs had more. Only McCoy (1,139) had more rushing yards than Lacy (1,127) from Week 5 on.

No running back had more games with 20-plus carries last year than Lacy. Counting their playoff loss, Lacy had 20-plus carries in 11 of his final 14 games last season. As productive as he was as a workhorse back, Lacy averaged only 4.15 yards per carry last season.

Provided that Aaron Rodgers stays healthy for a full season, however, I expect better numbers from Lacy on a per-carry basis and I wouldn't be surprised if he rushed for double-digit scores once again.

6. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys

Murray has long been associated with the injury-prone tag. While he did not play a full 16 games last year, Murray was still very productive and played a career-high 14 games. Eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark (1,124 rushing yards) for the first time in his career, Murray set career highs in receptions (53), receiving yards (350) and touchdowns (10).

During a six-game stretch from Week 10 to 16 (team's bye was in Week 11), Murray scored double-digit fantasy points every week and had three games with at least 20 fantasy points. Only two running backs — McCoy (152.5) and Charles (144.33) — averaged more YFS per game than Murray (123.67) during that span. Only Charles (11) had more touchdowns than Murray (seven) over that stretch as well.

There will always be injury risk for Murray, or any running back for that matter, but he could be in store for a monster season provided he maintains as good (or better) health in 2014.

7. Montee Ball, Denver Broncos (Ball's 2014 fantasy profile)

Seemingly out of nowhere, Knowshon Moreno finshed as a top-five scorer in fantasy points among running backs last year. While Moreno lacks elite talent, playing in a Peyton Manning-led offense leads to huge rewards. Moreno's free-agency departure to Miami creates an enormous opportunity for Ball in the league's most explosive offense.

Ball, the Broncos' second-round pick in 2013, got off to a relatively slow start: 3.26 yards per carry (68 carries for 222 yards) in first 10 games. From Weeks 11 to 16, however, Ball averaged 6.48 YPC (52 carries for 337 yards).

Provided he gets as much work as Moreno received last year, Ball's ceiling is a top-five finish (or better).

8. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks

For a third consecutive season, Lynch rushed for more than 1,200 yards with double-digit touchdowns. Over that three-year span, he has 901 carries for 4,051 yards, 87 catches for 724 yards and a total of 39 touchdowns.

Perhaps Lynch breaks down due to his violent, earthquake-inducing running style and heavy usage over the past few years. Considering the team moved some of the money he was due next season into 2014, I feel more confident now that his workload won't dip too much. Many have speculated that Lynch could be a cap casualty next season.

9. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals

As a change-of-pace back, Bernard had a productive rookie season and finished inside the top 20 fantasy running backs for the full season in standard-scoring formats. Averaging just shy of 15 touches per game on the year, his carries increased every month — 8.0 per game (Sept.), 9.8 (Oct.), 12.0 (Nov.) and 13.0 (Dec.). Finishing eighth among all running backs in receptions (56), he was an even better option in point-per-reception (PPR) formats.

Going into 2014, Bernard should be ready for his workload to continue its ascension. Recently the Cincinnati Enquirer projected close to 300 touches and a "good share" of the goal-line carries for Gio.

Even though the team drafted LSU's Jeremy Hill in the second round, the Bengals should be a more run-oriented team in 2014 as they transition to Hue Jackson's run-heavy offense.

10. Arian Foster, Houston Texans

From 2010-2012, Foster rushed for 4,264 yards, added 159 receptions for 1,438 yards and scored a total of 47 touchdowns in 45 games. During that span, no player had more YFS or touchdowns than Foster.

Before an injury ended his 2013 season prematurely, Foster was hitting his stride with 82 touches (68 carries and 14 receptions) for 487 yards from scrimmage (341 rushing and 146 receiving) over his final three full games. While I have been hoping that last year's injury — or more precisely, the reduction in workload — would help keep him healthy and fresh in 2014, Foster reminded us of his durability risk with his recent hamstring issue.

11. Andre Ellington, Arizona Cardinals

Coach Bruce Arians previously exaggerated, obviously, Ellington's potential workload at "25-30 touches per game." That said, the team seems committed to utilizing him as a featured back.

Ellington was outstanding on a per-touch basis last season as he was tied with James Starks for the lead among running backs in yards per carry (5.5) and he averaged 9.51 yards per reception. Provided he holds up well to the increased volume, Ellington could become a bonafide RB1.

12. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Even though Lovie Smith is a defensive coach, the team went offense heavy in the draft adding two wide receivers, a tight end and two offensive lineman. In addition, they drafted West Virginia running back Charles Sims, a talented receiver out of the backfield, with the fifth pick of the third round. Unfortunately, Sims fractured his ankle and is expected to miss most, if not all, of the 2014 season.

The Muscle Hamster had a disappointing sophomore campaign as a season-ending injury cut his season short after just six games. Even before the injury, however, Martin was not running the ball well as he averaged a yard less per carry (3.6) than he did as a rookie (4.6 YPC).

Even though Martin should easily lead the team's backs in touches, Tampa's coaching staff has made numerous comments about their intention to use a committee in the backfield.

13. Toby Gerhart, Jacksonville Jaguars (Gerhart's 2014 fantasy football profile)

Behind stud running back Adrian Peterson on the depth chart, Gerhart did not many opportunities to carry the ball in his four NFL seasons. That said, Gerhart has been productive when given the opportunity (4.73 yards per carry).

Signed in the offseason by the Jaguars, Gerhart could possibly get more than his 276 career rush attempts in this season alone as the team's workhorse back. In my running back projections, I have Gerhart racking up close to 1,500 yards from scrimmage on nearly 300 touches.

14. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins

While he won't add much at all as a receiver and his numbers overall dropped last season, Alf has averaged 1,444 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns over his first two seasons in the NFL.

With the transition to the team's new offensive scheme, there are some concerns that Morris could see a modest decline in touches, but he is a solid RB2 in fantasy drafts. In fact, there is a modest difference — less than three fantasy points — between Morris and my RB12 (Le'Veon Bell) in my fantasy running back projections.

15. Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers

After missing eight games combined in his first three seasons, Mathews played a full 16-game season for the first time in his four-year career. He rushed for a career-high 1,255 yards, seventh in the NFL, and scored six touchdowns last season.

Getting off to a relatively slow start, Mathews was one of the league's most dominant runners from Weeks 6 to 17. During that 11-game stretch, Mathews had six 100-yard games. In addition, he was one of only three running backs (LeSean McCoy and Eddie Lacy were the others) to rush for 1,000-plus yards during that span.

Provided he stays healthy for a second season in a row, Mathews will lead the Chargers in rushing and fantasy points, but the Bolts added Donald Brown in free agency to join Mathews and Danny Woodhead.

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2014 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings (Aug. 26th Update)

With only the final week of preseason games to go before the regular season begins, I have once again updated my 2014 fantasy football rankings.

Here are my updated fantasy quarterback rankings for the 2014 season:

1. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos

It would be hard to discuss the quarterback position without beginning the discussion with Manning. It was a historic season as Manning, a (now) five-time league MVP, broke the single-season records for both passing yards (5,477) and touchdowns (55) previously held by Drew Brees and Tom Brady, respectively, as well as numerous other records.

As dominant as Manning was with his record-setting full-season numbers, he was remarkably consistent and dominant on a weekly basis. Throwing a touchdown in every game last season, Manning had only one game (excluding the playoffs) with less than two touchdowns. In addition, he had more games (nine) with four or more touchdowns than he had with less than four scores (seven).

While many (fantasy) championships were likely won by Manning-QB'd teams last year, I would still prefer to wait to on quarterback in my fantasy league(s), but I would begin to consider him at the end of Round 2 in standard 12-team leagues.

2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Although he missed a big chunk of last season with a broken clavicle, Rodgers has a combined passer rating of 112.7 over the past three seasons with a 101:20 TD-to-INT ratio during that span. Over the past three years, he has averaged 4,589.6 passing yards per 16 games.

In addition, Rodgers has consistently posted solid rushing stats for a quarterback. Since becoming the starter in 2008, he has rushed for an average of 279 yards and 3.3 touchdowns per every 16 games.

3. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

For a long time, 5,000 passing yards seemed like a special feat. And it is ... for everyone else. For Brees, however, it's become an expectation. Brees has now thrown for 5,000-plus yards in three consecutive seasons. With four 5,000-yard seasons in his career, Brees is tied with all other quarterbacks in the history of the NFL. In addition, Brees has thrown for 128 touchdowns over the past three years.

Even if Brees doesn't reach 5,000 passing yards this season, he's going to come close and he's a lock to be a top-three producer in fantasy points at the position once again.

4. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

Even though Luck threw 57 fewer pass attempts and Reggie Wayne (ACL) was lost for more than half of last season, Luck finished fourth among quarterbacks in fantasy points. With good health from Wayne as well as tight end Dwayne Allen and the free-agent addition of Hakeem Nicks, Luck has an improved supporting cast.

Luck's mobility is one of his underrated attributes and he has rushed 125 times for 632 yards and nine touchdowns in his two NFL seasons.

5. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions

One of the handful of 5,000-yard passers in NFL history, Stafford seems set up for his best opportunity to duplicate that feat. In addition to elite pass-catching weapons of Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush and Joique Bell already being on the roster, the Lions have added Golden Tate via free agency as well as Eric Ebron with the 10th-overall pick in the 2014 draft.

6. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

Except for setting a career high in passing touchdowns (24), Newton set career lows in passing yards (3,379), rushing yards (585) and rushing touchdowns (six) last season. Even so, Newton finished as a top-three fantasy quarterback last season. If Newton does not finish as a top-five fantasy quarterback this season, it will be the first time that he has done so..

Even though the Panthers used their first-round pick on Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, the Panthers have one of the league's weakest wide receiver corps (once again). That said, you could easily argue that the group is better this year than they were last year. Newton's bread and butter as a fantasy stud, however, is his rushing production. From his career rushing stats alone, Newton has averaged 7.73 fantasy points per game.

Newton is currently recovering from a hairline fracture in his rib so monitor his status for Week 1 if he's the only quarterback on your roster.

7. Tom Brady, New England Patriots

It was an up-and-down season for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. To be more accurate, it was a down-and-up-and-then-back-down season for Brady from a fantasy perspective. To be fair, Brady began the season without five of the team's leading receivers from 2012.

Brady's production seemed to match the presence (or absence) of tight end Rob Gronkowski. Beginning with Gronk's third game back, Brady began a six-game stretch with five games of at least 344 passing yards that also included two games with more than 400 yards. In the seven games that Gronkowski was active, Brady averaged 315 passing yards and 1.86 touchdown passes compared to averages of 237.56 yards and 1.33 touchdowns in games he missed.

While it's far from a sure thing, most indications are that Gronk will be ready for the season opener.

8. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers

A fantasy disappointment in 2013, Kaepernick hit his stride down the stretch with three consecutive games of 20-plus fantasy points to close the season. Recently, he admitted that an early-season foot injury had slowed him down — literally.

One of four quarterbacks to rush for 500-plus yards last season, Kaepernick should have much more success as a passer in 2014. The loss of Michael Crabtree (Achilles) for most of last season hurt Kaepernick, but Crabtree is healthy now and the team has added upgraded their overall depth at the position via trade, free agency and draft.

9. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears (Cutler's 2014 fantasy profile)

While Cutler did not stay healthy for the full season, the combination of Cutler and Josh McCown threw for a total of 4,450 yards and 32 touchdowns in Marc Trestman's first season in Chicago. Through Week 16, the Cutler/McCown duo scored 289.6 fantasy points, which would have been enough to finish third among QBs last season.

Not only do the Bears have a pair of stud receivers (Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery), but Matt Forte is one of the league's best receivers out of the backfield and he set receiving career highs last season. Cutler has (mostly) looked sharp in the preseason as he enters Year 2 running Trestman's offense with the continuity of all 11 offensive returning from last season.

[Related: Cutler appeared on list of undervalued fantasy options in 2014.]

10. Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles

Beginning the season as the team's backup, Foles played nearly flawlessly in 2013. While Manning was breaking records and winning a record-fifth MVP for a record-setting offense, it was Foles — not Manning — that led the NFL in passer rating. In fact, his passer rating (119.2) was third-highest in NFL history as he posted a remarkable — and virtually impossible to repeat — 27:2 TD-to-INT ratio.

While nobody will confuse Foles for Michael Vick, he did have success running the ball last season. Among quarterbacks, Foles ranked 10th in rush attempts (56) and 12th in rushing yards (225) while also scoring three touchdowns.

11. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

With better health (thank you, Shanny) and the free-agent addition of DeSean Jackson (thank you, Chip), Griffin III has the potential to bounce back and possesses top-five upside. After all, new coach Jay Gruden coached up Andy Dalton to a top-five finish in 2013. RG3 has one of the league's better young trios of pass-catchers with Pierre Garcon, D-Jax and tight end Jordan Reed. That said, RG3 has struggled so far this preseason in the team's new offense.

12. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Sacked a career-worst 44 times and throwing a career-high 17 interceptions, Ryan still managed to throw for 4,515 yards, the second-highest total of his career, and 26 touchdowns. In addition to poor offensive line play, Ryan was without Julio Jones for the final 11 games and Roddy White was slowed by injuries for much of the season.

Jones was having a breakout season — 116.0 YPG through five games — before a foot injury ended his season. In addition, White closed the season nearly as strong as Jones began it — 43 catches for 502 yards. Only two receivers had more yards in the final five games.

With improved health from his top two receivers, Ryan will have an opportunity to bounce back in 2014 although Tony Gonzalez has retired. (This time for good, I think.)

13. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys (Romo's 2014 fantasy profile)

One season after throwing for 4,903 yards, Romo threw for only 3,828 yards with 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions last season. With an atrocious defense that is even worse than last season, Romo and the Cowboys should be involved in plenty of shootouts.

In addition, Scott Linehan joins the coaching staff and takes over the play-calling responsibilities. Over the past past three seasons, the Linehan offense in Detroit led the NFL in pass attempts by quite a bit. As a Cowboys fan, however, I hope they are more committed to the run this season and think they will to help keep their defense off the field.

14. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

Despite playing in Seattle's run-first offense, Wilson still finished as the No. 9 scorer among QBs through Week 16 last year. While he won't throw many more than 400 pass attempts (has 800 through two seasons), Wilson has finished in the top 10 in passing TDs in both of his seasons with 26 per year. In addition, he has rushed for 1,028 yards and five touchdowns in his two seasons.

15. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers

Rivers bounced back so much last season that he also took home the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award. With three 400-yard games in the first five weeks, Rivers got off to a great start, but he posted more modest numbers the rest of the way. Among QBs, Rivers was fourth in fantasy points through Week 5, but he was only No. 14 from Weeks 6 to 16.

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August 25, 2014

Fantasy Football ADP (August 25th Update): Biggest Weekly Risers/Fallers

Every Monday, we post an update in players that have had the biggest moves — both up and down — in fantasy football average draft position (ADP) from the previous week.

With this information, we can get a better sense of the collective perceptions of fantasy football owners (mock drafters). If a player is moving up the ADP chart, it may lead us to using a higher pick than his current ADP to make sure we secure a targeted player.

Of course, a player's ADP (and movement) is just one (small) piece in determining who to draft and our strategy used to assemble a fantasy roster.

For purposes of our study, we will use 14-team ADP data from Fantasy Football Calculator. While most may play in 12-team leagues, using ADP data from 14-team leagues provides data on more players.

Below are the three biggest risers over the past week (ADPs on 8/18 to 8/25 in parenthesis) by position:

Quarterbacks

  1. E.J. Manuel, Buffalo Bills: -8.7 (191.1 on 8/18 to 182.4 on 8/25)
  2. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears: -6.2 (91.4 to 85.2)
  3. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins: -5.2 (164.8 to 159.6)

Running Backs

  1. Shonn Greene, Tennessee Titans: -19.3 (169.6 to 150.3)
  2. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers: -18.5 (176.0 to 157.5)
  3. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints: -9.8 (125.3 to 115.5)

Wide Receivers

  1. Kenbrell Thompkins, New England Patriots: -23.4 (181.4 to 158.0)
  2. Justin Hunter, Tennessee Titans: -17.7 (132.2 to 114.5)
  3. Marqise Lee, Jacksonville Jaguars: -10.3 (157.4 to 147.1)

Tight Ends

  1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs: -11.1 (179.6 to 168.5)
  2. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings: -7.6 (92.7 to 85.1)
  3. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears: -5.1 (125.8 to 120.7)

Note: Minus signs mean the ADP is become better (i.e., earlier) in drafts.

Below are the three biggest fallers over the past week (ADPs on 8/18 to 8/25 in parenthesis) by position:

Quarterbacks

  1. Josh McCown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: +8.6 (159.6 on 8/18 to 168.2 on 8/25)
  2. Eli Manning, New York Giants: +7.6 (145.6 to 153.2)
  3. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers: +5.4 (88.3 to 93.7)

Running Backs

  1. Andre Brown, Free Agent: +22.2 (150.7 to 172.9)
  2. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals: +6.8 (102.9 to 109.7)
  3. Roy Helu, Washington Redskins: +6.7 (173.2 to 179.9)

Wide Receivers

  1. Marvin Jones, Cincinnati Bengals: +15.4 (133.4 to 148.8)
  2. Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants: +12.0 (170.1 to 182.1)
  3. Robert Woods, Buffalo Bills: +11.4 (172.7 to 184.1)

Tight Ends

  1. Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams: +4.7 (173.1 to 176.9)
  2. Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens: +4.5 (90.4 to 94.9)
  3. Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts: +3.8 (181.5 to 186.2)

Note: Plus signs mean the ADP is become worse (i.e., later) in drafts.

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Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (August 25th): 16 teams, No. 7 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. 7 pick.

Here are my picks in today's mock draft:

1.07 - DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys
2.10 - Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears
3.07 - Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
4.10 - Mike Wallace, WR, Miami Dolphins
5.07 - Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
6.10 - Eric Decker, WR, New York Jets
7.07 - Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
8.10 - Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9.07 - James White, RB, New England Patriots
10.10 - Heath Miller, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
11.07 - Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals
12.10 - Kenny Britt, WR, St. Louis Rams
13.07 - Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns
14.10 - Baltimore Ravens D/ST
15.07 - Robbie Gould, K, Chicago Bears

Some notes about my team (view full mock here):

  • QBs: Overall, I'm not terribly excited about this team, but I'm comfortable with Brady in the fifth round of a 16-teamer as my starter. I expect a bounce-back season from him with a healthy (healthier) Rob Gronkowski to start the season and better chemistry with the other receivers, most of whom were either rookies or new to the offense last year.

  • RBs: Provided Murray stays healthy, I like my starting duo at running back. With Murray's injury history, however, I strongly considered going with Demaryius Thomas since Megatron was off the board already. I have Murray seventh and DT eighth in my overall top 200 cheat sheet. Coming off a breakout season, Murray finished as the RB7 despite missing two games last year. As the team's new workhorse running back, I have Gerhart projected for close to 300 touches and 1,500 YFS. A big and powerful runner, Hill should be heavily involved in the Bengals ground game as a rookie. With ESPN Boston projecting Stevan Ridley to not make the Patriots' 53-man roster, White could end up being heavily involved in the offense.

  • WRs: Coming off his breakout sophomore campaign, Jeffery is a solid WR1 and only Gordon had more yards (from scrimmage) than Jeffery last year among wideouts. Wallace is a nice bounce-back candidate in Miami's new up-tempo offense after back-to-back seasons with less than 1,000 yards. Decker is a solid flex option although his production with the Jets won't closely resemble his production over the past two seasons. Evans has great size, which gives him the potential to make a red-zone impact as a rookie. Only 25 years old, Britt appears to finally have his head on straight and I could do worse than Britt as my WR5. Gordon is the ultimate roll of the dice — perhaps he won't play and gives me nada, but a reduced suspension would make him an instant WR1, once/whenever eligible.

  • TEs: If I wait on tight end, Miller is a solid TE1 for a 10th-round pick. When I selected Miller, my plan was to go with Travis Kelce at 11.07, but he went with pick 11.05. I think Eifert will set career highs this year, but I think Kelce has a higher ceiling.

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ESPN Boston leaves Stevan Ridley off latest 53-man Patriots projection

In his latest 53-man roster projection for the New England Patriots, Mike Reiss left running back Stevan Ridley off the squad.

Here's what Reiss wrote: "The Patriots are always good for a surprise, and we've had our antenna up at this position since early July. If there's a surprise, we'll play a hunch at this spot with Stevan Ridley, whose low snap total Friday (11 snaps) in a "dress rehearsal" game caught the eye. Meanwhile, Roy Finch lands on the practice squad."

If Ridley is cut, that would leave Shane Vereen, James White, Brandon Bolden and Jonas Gray as the four running backs to make the final 53-man roster.

Just two seasons ago, Ridley rushed for 1,263 yards, only three Patriots have ever rushed for more, and 12 touchdowns. Over the past two seasons, he has lost eight fumbles, however, and he had 112 fewer carries last year compared to 2012.

Fantasy owners that have drafted Ridley up to this point have likely felt some apprehension about the security of Ridley's role due to his fumbling issues. If he's left off the roster, however, that would certainly be a "surprise."



2014 Fantasy Football Mock Draft - 2-QB League: Round 8

Another round of our new 2-QB fantasy football mock draft is complete. Here are Round 8 results:

8.01 - Sean Beazley (Team 3): Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints

Thomas set a career high with 77 receptions in 2013. (His previous career high was 50, 2011). Now that Darren Sproles is in Philadelphia, it seems likely that PT will at least finish with 70-plus receptions again with the upside for more. While he's better in PPR formats, he is still a flex, at least, in standard-scoring formats.

[Poll: How many receptions will Pierre Thomas have in 2014?]

8.02 - Brendan Donahue (Team 3): Eric Decker, WR, New York Jets

Only two other receivers had a line of at least 172/2,352/24 over the past two years (like Decker): (now former) teammate Demaryius Thomas (186/2,864/24) and Dez Bryant (185/2,615/25). That said, is there a bigger fantasy buzzkill than going from Peyton Manning and the high-powered Broncos offense to the Jets low-powered offense?

While their offensive woes last season were partly due to their lack of weapons, Decker enters a new role as a team's No. 1 wide receiver and will draw a more difficult assignment every week. On a positive note, though, he should see his targets increase.

8.03 - Kevin Hanson (Team 3): Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots

In his first four seasons, Patriots receiver Julian Edelman had a total of 69 catches for 714 yards and four touchdowns. Exceeding those numbers last year alone, Edelman had 105 receptions, fourth-most in the NFL, for 1,056 yards and six touchdowns. Over Edelman's final eight games counting both playoff games, he racked up a stat line of 69/729/5.

Assuming good health for the team's other pass catchers, it's unlikely Edelman reaches last year's numbers, but he remains Brady's clear No. 1 option after Gronk.

8.04 - Dan Yanotchko (Team 3): Stevan Ridley, RB, New England Patriots

One season after rushing for 1,263 yards, seventh-most in 2012, and 12 touchdowns, Ridley fumbled his way to a reduced role within the Patriots backfield rotation in 2013. Even though LeGarrette Blount, who had eight TDs in his past three games, signed with the Steelers, it's hard to have a ton of confidence in predicting Ridley's workload in 2014.

Provided he doesn't drop the ball (literally), he at least has the talent as a runner to put up numbers like he had in 2012. Whether he gets that opportunity remains to be seen.

8.05 - Dan Yanotchko (Team 2): Brandin Cooks, WR, New Orleans Saints

I can see the ultra-quick and ultra-productive Cooks, who has generated buzz from Saints reporters and players alike this offseason, finishing as the top rookie receiver in 2014. In addition to their eight home games, the Saints have a couple of road dome games (Atlanta and Detroit), where he could be especially dangerous.

8.06 - Brendan Donahue (Team 2): Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo Bills

The most complete rookie receiver in this year's draft class, Watkins has big-time speed, great hands and is a dangerous runner in the open field. While he should lead the Bills in targets and production, it's disappointing that he ends up in a cold-weather environment on a run-first team with a less-than-ideal quarterback situation. After all, it's already difficult for rookie receivers to make significant impacts in Year 1.

8.07 - Kevin Hanson (Team 2): Golden Tate, WR, Detroit Lions

Going from a run-first offense in Seattle to Detroit's pass-first offense could lead to a significant boost in fantasy production for Tate. Without a strong (healthy) No. 2 receiver opposite Calvin Johnson for several seasons, Tate helps take some pressure off Megatron. But, of course, Megatron's presence on the other side will open things up more so for Tate, who should always see single coverage.

Tate set career highs in receptions (64) and yards (898) to go along with five touchdowns last season, but I would expect the 25-year-old receiver to set new career highs in 2014.

8.08 - Sean Beazley (Team 2): Trent Richardson, RB, Indianapolis Colts

Much cheaper than last year, it's still not easy to feel confident in Richardson. Perhaps he outperforms this draft slot, but I'm comfortable with letting someone else roll the dice on him.

The excuse often cited for last year's lackluster performance was lack of familiarity with the offense. To a certain degree, I can buy that considering he was traded with the season already under way. With an entire offseason to learn the offense, however, it's been the same unproductive T-Rich so far in the preseason. Actually, he's averaging only 2.55 yards per carry (20 carries for 51 yards).

This could turn out to be a steal ... or a wasted pick.

8.09 - Sean Beazley (Team 1): Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins

Miller disappointed his fantasy owners last year by rushing 177 times for 709 yards (only 4.01 YPC) and two touchdowns and adding 26 catches for 170 yards. One of the faster running backs in the league, Miller could deliver the breakout season many expected last year with an upgraded offensive line and new up-tempo offense.

8.10 - Kevin Hanson (Team 1): Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys

Witten set seven-year lows in receptions (73) and yards (851) last season, but he finished with eight touchdowns, the second-highest total of his career. Two seasons ago, Witten set a single-season tight end record for receptions (110). In an offense that should be one of the league's best (unfortunately due in part to a defense that should be one of the league's worst), I see a bounce-back season for Witten in the range of 80-90 receptions and 900-975 yards.

8.11 - Brendan Donahue (Team 1): Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver Broncos

Not only did Sanders sign a free-agent deal with the league's most-explosive offense, but he could see an even larger role (amount of targets) should Wes Welker miss time. In the team's third preseason game, Welker suffered another concussion — his third over the past 10 months or so.

8.12 - Dan Yanotchko (Team 1): Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers

In the past two seasons, Olsen has 142 receptions for 1,659 yards and 11 touchdowns. While he lacks the upside of some tight ends, he should be a lock for 70/800/5 or better.

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August 24, 2014

Rams QB Sam Bradford out for season with torn ACL

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford left last night's game with a knee injury, but initial reports were that the Rams "dodged a bullet" and that he did not re-tear his left ACL.

According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, however, Bradford did re-tear his ACL and he'll miss the entire 2014 NFL season.

That means, Bradford will miss a total of 31 regular-season games over the past four seasons combined including this year.

One of the better backups in the league, Shaun Hill becomes the starter. Hill has completed 61.9 percent of his career pass attempts with a 41:23 TD-to-INT ratio.



Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (August 24th): 12 teams, No. 12 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 12-team league using standard scoring and I have the No. 12 pick.

Here are my picks in today's mock draft:

1.12 - Montee Ball, RB, Denver Broncos
2.01 - Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks
3.12 - Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans
4.01 - Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
5.12 - Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Cardinals
6.01 - Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions
7.12 - Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints
8.01 - Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans Saints
9.12 - Golden Tate, WR, Detroit Lions
10.01 - Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers
11.12 - Rueben Randle, WR, New York Giants
12.01 - Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
13.12 - Cincinnati Bengals D/ST
14.01 - Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns
15.12 - Robbie Gould, K, Chicago Bears

Some notes about my team (view full mock here):

  • QBs: Even though he's my fourth-ranked fantasy QB, Stafford seldomly lands on any of my fantasy teams. With my picks at the turn, I figured there could be a run on QBs before my next pick at 7.12 so I took Stafford at the beginning of Round 6. One of a handful of QBs with a 5,000-yard season under his belts, Stafford has perhaps his best chance to repeat that feat this year. The team is loaded with weapons in the passing game as they add Tate and Eric Ebron to Megatron, Reggie Bush and Joique Bell.

  • RBs: With three running backs in my first four picks, it's the strength of this team. Ball will be the featured back in the league's most high-powered offense and we've seen that that role has top-five upside. There is some concern with Lynch's high volume over the past three seasons, but he has three straight seasons with 1,200-plus yards and double-digit TDs in the team's run-centric offense. Gerhart has a shot at 300 touches and 1,500 YFS as the Jags' new workhorse back and is one of my favorite values at the position. Thomas is better in PPR formats as he led all RBs in catches (77) last year and could do so again this year, but he's a solid value at 7.12.

  • WRs: Johnson has 100-plus catches and 1,400-plus yards in each of his past four full 16-game seasons. In fact, Johnson is tied with Marvin Harrison for most 100/1400 seasons in NFL history. Floyd led the Cardinals in receiving yards last year and the third-year receiver has generated plenty of buzz this offseason. Colston started slow, but he finished strong last year and is a strong WR3 option. Tate could set career highs with his new team and Randle provides a lot of upside as a breakout candidate. Rookie receivers tend to struggle, but Evans has tremendous size that should allow him to make an impact in the red zone, at least. In the 14th round, why not roll the dice with the high-upside Gordon?

  • TEs: Olsen was one of four tight ends to lead his club in receiving last year and he's a nice value pick at 10.01 as the 11th tight end off the board.

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Broncos WR Wes Welker diagnosed with a concussion

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker left last night's game after a shot to the head from Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger.

After the game, coach John Fox confirmed that Welker was diagnosed with a concussion.

Welker missed three games at the end of last season as the result of a pair of concussions. If he were to miss regular-season action, Emmanuel Sanders would move into the slot and either Andre Caldwell or rookie Cody Latimer in the other outside spot.

Last season, Welker set seven-year lows with 73 catches for 778 yards, but he set a career high with 10 touchdowns.

With his concussion history one of the concerns, I've generally been lower on Welker than most as he's 27th in my latest fantasy football wide receiver rankings. (His ADP is WR17.)



August 23, 2014

Bernard Pierce left Saturday's game to be evaluated for a concussion

Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce exited Saturday's preseason game to be evaluated for a concussion after taking a hit from Washington safety Brandon Meriweather.

With the third preseason game acting as a dress rehearsal for the regular season, rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro and Justin Forsett were next in line for touches even though Ray Rice was in uniform. Rice is suspended for the first two games of the regular season.

Pierce had minus three yards on four carries tonight, but he had 17 carries for 92 yards (5.4 yards per carry) and a touchdown in the first two preseason games.

The Ravens start the season against the Bengals and Steelers in Weeks 1 and 2, respectively, and Pierce will get the start and a heavy workload in those games assuming that he is cleared before Week 1.

Heading into the 2014 season, Pierce is the 35th-ranked running back in my 2014 fantasy football running back rankings.



Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (August 23rd): 10 teams, No. 8 pick, PPR, Super Flex

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 10-team league using point-per-reception (PPR) scoring with a super flex (QB-eligible flex) and I have the No. 8 pick.

Here are my picks in today's mock draft:

1.08 - Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions
2.03 - DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys
3.08 - Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
4.03 - Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals
5.08 - Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons
6.03 - Julius Thomas, TE, Denver Broncos
7.08 - Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
8.03 - Mike Wallace, WR, Miami Dolphins
9.08 - Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints
10.03 - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins
11.08 - Golden Tate, WR, Detroit Lions
12.03 - Rueben Randle, WR, New York Giants
13.08 - Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
14.03 - San Francisco 49ers D/ST
15.08 - Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Titans
16.03 - Steven Hauschka, K, Seattle Seahawks

Some notes about my team (view full mock here):

  • QBs: Considering how many points fantasy quarterbacks score, roster spots that can be filled with a quarterback will and should be filled by a quarterback. After all, 16 of the top-18 scorers last year were QBs. I'm higher than most on Brady (my QB6), but I was able to draft steal him as the QB14 in this mock. Granted, Brady was much better with Rob Gronkowski (315.0 YPG, 1.86 TD/G) than without him (237.56 YPG, 1.33 TD/G), but there's a good chance that Gronk (ACL) will be ready to go Week 1. For my flex spot, Tannehill is another guy that I like more than most experts. The QB15 in my rankings (and QB19 off the board), Tannehill should be better (and better-protected) in Bill Lazor's up-tempo offense. In addition, the ex-A&M leading receiver should get more opportunities to accumulate rushing stats as they use more read-option plays this year.

  • RBs: Playing a career-high 14 games last season, Murray had a career-best season. He finished as the RB7, but he was especially good with six consecutive games with double-digit fantasy points (including 20+ in half of those) from Weeks 10 to 16. Can he stay as healthy again this season? Ellington is especially attractive in PPR formats. With the surge in workload anticipated, the Cardinals will really try to get him in space. It wouldn't surprise me if he led NFL running backs in receptions this year. Either way, he's a solid RB2 in PPR formats. One of my favorite running back values this season, Gerhart has the potential for a monster season as the team's workhorse. I have him projected for close to 300 touchdowns and 1,500 YFS (see my 2014 running back projections). PT led all RBs with 77 catches last year; I have him projected for more (albeit just one more) this season. Hill provides some depth as my RB5.

  • WRs: Megatron remains my top option among WRs and the top-four RBs and top-three QBs were off the board already. This league uses three starting WRs. No WR can take over a game like Megatron, who has six career 200-yard games (counting the playoffs). A guy I often target, White hit his stride in December with 43 catches for 502 yards in his last five games. With the retirement of Tony Gonzalez, I believe there will be enough targets for both Julio Jones and Roddy White to finish as top-12 WRs. After back-to-back seasons of sub-1,000 yards, there is some reason for optimism for 60 Minutes with the Dolphins new up-tempo offense. Tate is a solid WR4 and should set career highs across the board in a more pass-oriented offense and protection from Megatron on the other side. Randle and Hunter are strong WR5/WR6 options and breakout candidates.

  • TEs: Thomas broke out last season and finished as a top-three option at the position last year. Once again, I have him projected to finish as a top-three tight end and he's a nice value in Round 6.

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Montee Ball (appendectomy) to make preseason debut tonight

Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball will make his preseason debut tonight against the Houston Texans, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.

After having an appendectomy on August 4th, Ball was cleared medically on Monday and participated in 11-on-11 team drills on Thursday.

Ball, the Broncos' second-round pick in 2013, got off to a relatively slow start last season: 3.26 yards per carry (68 carries for 222 yards) in first 10 games. In his final six games, however, Ball averaged 6.48 YPC (52 carries for 337 yards).

Going into the 2014 season, Ball is my seventh-ranked fantasy running back and he's currently being drafted at the top of the second round based on his ADP from Fantasy Football Calculator.

Considering Knowshon Moreno finished as a top-five scorer last season, Ball has as much upside as the featured back in the Peyton Manning-led offense.



2014 Fantasy Football Mock Draft - 2-QB League: Round 7

Another round of our new two-QB fantasy football mock draft is in the books. Here are Round 7 results:

7.01 - Dan Yanotchko (Team 1): T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts

With Reggie Wayne sidelined for half of the season, Hilton took another step forward in Year 2 with 82 receptions for 1,083 yards and five touchdowns. It's possible that he takes another step forward in Year 3, but my expectations are a little tempered.

Better health from Wayne as well as tight end Dwayne Allen plus the addition of Hakeem Nicks in free agency could contain Hilton's upside. Even without Wayne, Allen and obviously Nicks in the final eight regular-season games last year, Hilton was mostly boom or bust — three games with double-digit fantasy points and four games with four fantasy points or less.

7.02 - Brendan Donahue (Team 1): Rashad Jennings, RB, New York Giants

When given the opportunity that resulted from Darren McFadden's injury, Jennings had 127 carries for 593 yards and six touchdowns and 24 receptions for 195 yards in the final eight games of the season. Jennings and rookie Andre Williams will form the team's 1-2 punch in their ground game. While Williams will get the goal-line carries and has looked impressive in the preseason, Jennings should lead the duo in touches and overall production.

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7.03 - Kevin Hanson (Team 1): Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs

Albeit a boring option, Smith was a productive fantasy quarterback in 2013 as he finished in the top 10 in fantasy points among quarterbacks despite averaging a mere 6.5 yards per pass attempt. Smith has an extremely talented receiver out of the backfield in Jamaal Charles, but Charles is unlikely to score seven receiving touchdowns again in 2014. That said, Travis Kelce is a high-upside tight end that can create mismatches to make some big plays as we have seen early in the preseason.

In addition, Smith won't turn the ball over and he's an underrated runner (431 rushing yards last year).

7.04 - Sean Beazley (Team 1): Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans

Wright took a big step forward in his second season with 94 catches for 1,079 yards, both of which vastly exceeded his rookie numbers, but his low touchdown total (two) kept the joy of his fantasy owners in check. Consistently solid, but not spectacular, with 13 games of 50-plus receiving yards, only two receivers had more such games than Wright — Antonio Brown (16) and Demaryius Thomas (14).

Coincidentally, Sean took Brown at pick 3.04 for this team and Wright is his WR3/flex with Larry Fitzgerald as his WR2.

7.05 - Sean Beazley (Team 2): Ray Rice, RB, Baltimore Ravens

After four straight seasons of rushing for more than 1,100 yards, Rice gained only 660 yards on his 214 carries, which averaged out to a career-low 3.1 yards per carry. He added 58 receptions for 321 yards, but both of those are lows during his time as a starter.

With a shorter suspension than what was expected, Rice will miss only the first two games of the season. When he returns, Rice could be more productive than last year as he has shed a few pounds and has looked more elusive so far this preseason.

7.06 - Kevin Hanson (Team 2): DeSean Jackson, WR, Washington Redskins

Even though Jackson is only 27 years old and coming off a career-best season (82/1,332/9) in 2013, the Eagles released him outright this offseason. One of the benefits about signing with Washington is that RG3 throws an accurate deep ball and D-Jax has the explosiveness to take the top off a defense.

With last year's NFL leader in receptions on the other side, however, Jackson could/should see a reduction in targets in 2014 compared to last season. Similar to his production prior to 2013, D-Jax could be more of a boom-or-bust weekly play. That said, he's the WR27 off the board in this mock and he's the WR24 in my rankings.

7.07 - Brendan Donahue (Team 2): Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans Saints

For the first time in four seasons, Colston finished with less than 1,000 yards (943) and he also tied a career-low in touchdowns (five). That said, Colston was better in the second half last year as he averaged 6.0/75.1/0.5 over the final eight games of the season.

7.08 - Dan Yanotchko (Team 2): Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens

After winning Super Bowl MVP and signing a nine-figure contract, last season was a year to forget for Flacco. Not only did the team miss the playoffs for the first time in his career, he had the worst statistical season of his career. While he set a career high with 3,912 yards, he threw a career-high 22 interceptions, 10 more than his previous high, and only 19 touchdowns.

Provided the Ravens can pass protect better in 2014, Flacco and the pass offense should be better but he remains little more than a low-end QB2.

7.09 - Dan Yanotchko (Team 3): Jeremy Maclin, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

After missing the entire 2013 season due to a torn ACL, Maclin re-signed with the Eagles on a one-year deal worth $5.5 million. With D-Jax released, Maclin is the team's No. 1 receiver and should set career highs in both receptions and yards provided that he can stay healthy.

7.10 - Kevin Hanson (Team 3): Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins

Considering how long it took to obtain clearance on his most recent concussion and his history of them dating back to his days with the Gators, durability risk for Reed is as high as it is for any other tight end. That said, he has top-five (or better) upside provided he stays healthy.

In nine games as a rookie, Reed had 45 catches for 499 yards and three scores, which is comparable to a pace of 80 catches and 887 yards. Only three tight ends — Jimmy Graham (86), Tony Gonzalez (83) and Jordan Cameron (80) — had 80 catches in 2013. In addition, only two rookie tight ends have ever exceeded 887 yards — Mike Ditka and Jeremy Shockey.

7.11 - Brendan Donahue (Team 3): Ben Tate, RB, Cleveland Browns

No longer in the shadow of Arian Foster, Tate signed a free-agent deal this offseason with the Browns, who were in need of a featured back (at the time). When given the opportunity, Tate has been productive with a career 4.7 yards-per-carry average. Durability has been a concern, however, as he has played only 40 regular-sesaon games since being drafted four years ago despite being in a secondary role.

7.12 - Sean Beazley (Team 3): Chris Johnson, RB, New York Jets

Even though he rushed for a career-low 3.9 yards per carry last season, Johnson still managed to go over the 1,000-yard rushing mark for his sixth consecutive season. Not only is he one of the league's fastest players, he has been extremely durable playing 16 games in each of the past five seasons.

After being a workhorse back for the Titans over the past six seasons, however, the Jets plan to be "strategic" with their use of Johnson since he has "some miles on him."

As I noted in my post on overvalued fantasy football options, no running back has more games of 30 rushing yards or less (with at least eight carries) than Johnson (13) over the past three seasons. No longer a workhorse, his inconsistency could be even more frustrating for fantasy owners this year.

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August 22, 2014

2014 Fantasy Football Mock Draft - 2-QB League: Round 6

We are now at the midway point of our new 12-round 2-QB fantasy football mock draft as we have completed another round of our "slow" draft.

Here are Round 6 results:

6.01 - Sean Beazley (Team 3): Jordan Cameron, TE, Cleveland Browns

In his breakout season, Cameron was much more productive in the first half of the year than he was in the second half. In his first eight games, Cameron finished with 49 receptions for 596 yards and six touchdowns. While he had a huge Week 14 vs. the Patriots (9/121/1), the second half was a huge disappointment overall: 31/321/1. From Weeks 9 to 16, Week 14 was the only week he had more than four fantasy points.

As Josh Gordon (almost definitely) faces a season-long ban, however, it should open up the opportunities for Cameron — even if he draws more defensive attention — to produce TE1 numbers on a more consistent basis throughout the season.

6.02 - Brendan Donahue (Team 3): Joique Bell, RB, Detroit Lions

While he's far from a househould name, Bell broke out last season and finished as the game's RB17 through Week 16. Bell exceeded 50 catches for a second consecutive season and gained 1,197 yards from scrimmage on a total of 219 touches while scoring eight touchdowns. With expectations of an even larger role within the offense, Bell could improve upon last year's numbers and he's one of my favorite undervalued running backs this year.

6.03 - Kevin Hanson (Team 3): Mike Wallace, WR, Miami Dolphins

Wallace had a career-high 73 catches, but he averaged a career-low 12.7 yards per reception as he failed to reach 1,000 receiving yards for a second consecutive season. One of the league's fastest receivers, Wallace never seemed to get on the same page with Ryan Tannehill, who was sacked a league-high 58 times.

If the Dolphins can protect Tannehill better this year and the duo develops creater chemistry, we should see a bounce-back season from 60 Minutes. In addition, new OC Bill Lazor has brought the up-tempo offense with him from Philadelphia and early reports have been positive for Wallace.

6.04 - Dan Yanotchko (Team 3): Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals

A model of inconsistency on a weekly basis, Dalton managed to exceed everyone's full-year expectations as he finished as a top-five scorer among fantasy QBs in 2013. Dalton set career highs with 4,293 yards and 33 touchdowns, but he also threw 20 interceptions as well.

There's no chance that Dalton finishes as a top-five scorer in 2014, but he's fine as a QB2, which he is for Dan's time behind Andrew Luck.

6.05 - Dan Yanotchko (Team 2): Vernon Davis, TE, San Francisco 49ers

Davis finished with 52 receptions for 850 yards and 13 touchdowns last season. It was the second time that he finished with double-digit touchdowns and he tied his previous career high of 16.3 yards per reception. The frustrating part of owning Davis, however, it is that Davis doesn't get the amount of targets on a weekly basis that one would expect considering how much of an athletic mismatch he is.

With an improved and/or healthier wide receiver corps, it's possible that we see greater inconsistency from Davis on a weekly basis in 2014.

6.06 - Brendan Donahue (Team 2): Shane Vereen, RB, New England Patriots

Things got off to a great start, sort of, last year for Vereen, who rushed for 101 yards and added seven receptions for 58 yards in the opener. Of course, Vereen sustained a wrist injury in Week 1 that knocked him out of the next eight games. In the eight games he played, he had 635 YFS, 47 receptions and four touchdowns.

While he's better in PPR formats, if you double Vereen's numbers for a full-season pace, he would have finished with 1,270 yards from scrimmage. That would have ranked 14th among running backs.

6.07 - Kevin Hanson (Team 2): Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins

Poor offensive line play led to Tannehill being sacked a league-high 58 times last year. With improvements along their offensive line and the team's new up-tempo offense, Tannehill should take additional strides in his development in 2014. An excellent athlete for quarterback that once led A&M in receiving, Tannehill will have more opportunities to run as the Dolphins will use more read-option plays.

In addition, no quarterback has a better fantasy football strength of schedule than Tannehill.

6.08 - Sean Beazley (Team 2): Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals

In his first season in Bruce Arians' offense, Palmer threw for a career-high 4,274 yards to go along with a career-worst 22 interceptions. With a talented duo of receivers, Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd, and a talented receiver out of the backfield, Andre Ellington, Palmer should come close to last year's numbers again. In addition, speedy third-round rookie John Brown has been turning heads and should secure No. 3 duties in the receiving corps.

6.09 - Sean Beazley (Team 1): Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants

Manning had a six-year low in completion percentage (57.5), five-year low in yards (3,818), nine-year low in touchdowns (18) and a career-high in interceptions (league-worst 27). The good news is Manning could only be better in 2014, right? The Giants have a new offensive coordinator/scheme, but the passing attack has looked lackluster this preseason.

6.10 - Kevin Hanson (Team 1): Frank Gore, RB, San Francisco 49ers

A few factors that could negatively impact Gore's fantasy value are: (1) age — now 31 years old, (2) workload — 2,500-plus career touches, (3) extra eight playoff games over past three seasons and (4) career-low 4.1 YPC last year.

That said, the 49ers have one of the league's best offensive lines and Gore has rushed for 1,100-plus yards and eight-plus touchdowns in three consecutive seasons. In addition, he has played all 48 regular-season games over the past three seasons. Before 2011, Gore had played 16 games just once in six seasons.

6.11 - Brendan Donahue (Team 1): Torrey Smith, WR, Baltimore Ravens

One of the league's faster receivers, Smith set career highs in receptions (65) and yards (1,128) but a career low in touchdowns (four) last season. Provided the Ravens protect Joe Flacco better, only Ryan Tannehill was sacked more often, the Ravens' pass offense should improve in 2014. In addition, Smith should be more featured in Gary Kubiak's offense than he was last year.

6.12 - Dan Yanotchko (Team 1): Bishop Sankey, RB, Tennessee Titans

Not only was Sankey the first running back selected in this year's draft, at a record-worst slot (54th overall) for the first running back taken in a (real) draft, but he faces the weakest competition for touches among the top rookie running backs. While there will initially be a committee approach with Shonn Greene getting short-yardage and some early-down work as well as Dexter McCluster playing a Danny Woodhead-type role, Sankey should emerge as a fantasy RB2 by the end of the season.

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