Fantasy Football Mock Drafts

One of the best ways to prepare for your upcoming drafts is to read mock draft analysis to get a sense of how your draft(s) may play out.

That said, doing your own mock drafts is even better than reading about others although there is value in both.

On this page, you find links to our latest fantasy football mock drafts as well as to our mock draft simulator to allow you to complete your own mock drafts in the most efficient way possible.

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2014 Fantasy Football PPR Mock Draft

Below is our latest fantasy football point-per-reception (PPR) mock draft:

1.01 - Brendan Donahue (Team 1): Jamaal Charles, RB, 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, LeSean McCoy scored a league-high 20 touchdowns and then followed that up with just five total touchdowns in 2012.

It certainly wouldn't be a knock on Charles if he does not repeat last year's scoring fest and I'm not projecting a drop to five total touchdowns for him. That said, what he did last season is rare as the only running backs with 19-plus touchdowns in the past seven seasons are: Charles (2013), McCoy (2011) and DeAngelo Williams (2008).

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. No player had as many games with 100-plus YFS than Charles (13) last season. In addition, Charles set a career high in receptions (70) and finished fifth in the league among running backs in that category.

1.02 - Sean Beazley (Team 1): LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles

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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 should 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 McCoy projected for a healthy 330 touches in 2014.

While I would personally take Matt Forte in PPR formats with the second pick, I have no problem taking McCoy here (or even with the No. 1 pick). I think a case can easily be made for any of the top four running backs.

1.03 - Dan Yanotchko (Team 1): Matt Forte, RB, 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). Forte finished third in YFS behind McCoy and Charles and third in receptions among RBs behind Pierre Thomas (77) and Danny Woodhead (76).

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. Based on PFF grades, Marshall and Jeffery were the best and ninth-best blocking wide receivers, respectively, last season.

1.04 - Kevin Hanson (Team 1): Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings

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 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.

>> Continue reading our PPR Fantasy Football Mock Draft ...


Mock Draft Simulator and Mock Draft Per Day Series

Mock Draft Simulator: With our simulator (powered by FantasyPros), fake footballers can customize league settings (standard vs. PPR scoring, # of teams (4-32), # of starters per position, bench spots, etc.) and complete fantasy football mock drafts in less than 10 minutes for free.

Using this resource, we have completed a fantasy football mock draft every day and posted our thoughts of the team we've drafted. We change things up and draft a team using a different scoring format, number of teams and draft slot every day.

Below you will see a table the most-recent fantasy football mocks we've done:

DateTeamsDraft SlotScoringQBRBWRTEFlexMock Draft Link
September 1128thPPR1221RB/WR/TEfantasy football mock
August 31163rdStandard1221RB/WR/TEfantasy football mock
August 29149thStandard1221RB/WR/TEfantasy football mock
August 281210thPPR1221QB/RB/WR/TEfantasy football mock
August 27125thStandard1221RB/WR/TEfantasy football mock
August 26105thPPR2221RB/WR/TEfantasy football mock
August 25167thStandard1221RB/WR/TEfantasy football mock
August 241212thStandard1221RB/WR/TEfantasy football mock
August 23108thPPR1231QB/RB/WR/TEfantasy football mock
August 22142ndPPR1221RB/WR/TEfantasy football mock
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2014 Fantasy Football Dynasty Mock Draft

Below is our latest fantasy football dynasty mock draft (in progress):

1.01 - Sean Beazley (Team 1): Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions

With tremendous combination of size (6-5, 235) and athleticism (sub-4.4 forty), no receiver can take over a game like Johnson. Counting both regular-season and playoff games, no player has more 200-yard receiving games in his career than Megatron (six). Despite the attention he commands from opposing secondaries, Johnson has averaged a statistical line of 101/1,712/11 over the past three seasons.

Even though Johnson will turn 29 next month, he still has several more dominant years in him.

1.02 - Kevin Hanson (Team 1): LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles

McCoy led the NFL in rushing yards (1,607), yards from scrimmage (2,146) and touches (366), all of which were career highs, in his first season playing in Chip Kelly's offense. In Philadelphia's high-octane, run-oriented offense, McCoy could have a few more rushing titles in his future.

In re-draft leagues, I would take Jamaal Charles over McCoy, but McCoy, who turned 26 last month, has the edge over Charles, who turns 28 at the end of the season, in dynasty formats.

1.03 - Brendan Donahue (Team 1): Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

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In addition to leading the NFL in touchdowns (19), Charles set a career high in receptions (70) and yards from scrimmage (1,980). Only McCoy had more YFS than Charles, but no player had as many games with 100-plus YFS than Charles (13) last season.

It's unlikely that Charles duplicates or even comes close to his 19 scores from last season, but you could easily argue that no player is more of a centerpiece to his team's offense than Charles.

1.04 - Dan Yanotchko (Team 1): Jimmy Graham, TE, New Orleans Saints

Graham arguably had the best season of his career even though he fell short of his previous career highs in both receptions and yards. He finished the season with 86 catches for 1,215 yards, but he had a career-best 16 touchdowns. It was only the second time in NFL history that a tight end had at least 16 touchdowns. Over the past three seasons combined, Graham has a total of 270 receptions for 3,507 yards and 36 touchdowns; that equates to an average stat line of 90/1,169/12.

>> Continuing reading our Dynasty Fantasy Football Mock Draft

2014 Fantasy Football Mock Draft 2-QB League

Below is our latest fantasy football 2-QB mock draft (in progress):

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Here are Round 1 results:

1.01 - Dan Yanotchko (Team 1): LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles

In a standard 12-team, one-quarterback league, I wouldn't even consider taking a quarterback with the first overall pick. In two-quarterback leagues, however, that deserves real consideration.

After all, the league starts 24 quarterbacks, all of whom obviously have a bye week. If each of those 12 owners want to ensure that they don't get a big fat ZERO for two of their weeks, they need to draft a third quarterback as a bye-week replacement. If every owner drafted three quarterbacks, that would be 36 quarterbacks and there are only 32 NFL teams.

That said, I agree with Dan here. Although it's not wrong to take Peyton Manning here, I'd prefer to lock up a stud running back like McCoy and then perhaps go QB-QB at the turn on the way back. There should be at least one top-12 (QB1 in this format) available on the way back.

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. Essentially, it's a coin toss between McCoy and Jamaal Charles, both of whom are on separated by a fractional point in my 2014 fantasy football projections.

1.02 - Brendan Donahue (Team 1): Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

As noted above, it's neck and neck for the top running back spot in my rankings. In fact, McCoy is my top-ranked player in standard-scoring formats and Charles is my top-ranked player in PPR formats.

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. Playing only 15 games as KC rested their starters in Week 17, Charles set a career high in yards from scrimmage (1,980), finishing second to McCoy. That said, Charles was more consistent as no player had as many games with 100-plus YFS than Charles (13).

1.03 - Kevin Hanson (Team 1): Peyton Manning, QB, Denver Broncos

Especially if you've been reading my fantasy football mock draft per day series, one of the things I usually point out when it comes to my QB(s) drafted is the gap between the top-three fantasy QBs and the rest of the QB1-type options (i.e., QB4-QB12).

In other words, the projected gap in fantasy points between QB3 (Drew Brees) and QB4 (Matthew Stafford) is essentially the same as the gap between QB4 (Stafford) and QB12 (Tony Romo). Therefore, I prefer to land one of the top three QBs or wait in one-QB leagues.

The same is true here, though. I'd prefer to get Manning, Aaron Rodgers or Brees as my QB1 or go with guys like Colin Kaepernick and Jay Cutler as my starting duo a little later.

It was a historic season for Manning, a (now) five-time league MVP, as he broke the single-season records for both passing yards (5,477) and touchdowns (55) previously held by Brees and Tom Brady, respectively, as well as numerous other records.

More impressive than the total numbers he posted was the way Manning was dominant on a weekly basis. Throwing a touchdown in every game last season, Manning had more games (nine) with four or more touchdowns than he had with less than four scores (seven). To put that into perspective, Manning had as many games with four-plus TDs as the next three quarterbacks combined Brees (five), Ben Roethlisberger (two) and Andy Dalton (two). No other quarterback had more than one such game.

1.04 - Sean Beazley (Team 1): Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers

While he missed a significant portion 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.

>> Continuing reading our 2-QB Fantasy Football Mock Draft

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