Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (June 14th): 18 teams, No. 15 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 18-team league with standard scoring and I have the No. 15 pick.

Here are my picks in today's mock draft:

1.15 - Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans: Last year's injury woes may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for his 2014 fantasy owners. Enormously productive with a high volume of work from 2010-2012, Foster gained 5,702 yards from scrimmage on 1,115 regular-season touches and scored 47 touchdowns. Perhaps playing only eight games allows him to hold up better this season, but he was getting into a groove right before the injury. In his last three full games (vs. SEA, SF and STL), Foster rushed for 341 yards (5.01 per carry) and added 14 catches for 146 yards.

2.04 - Zac Stacy, RB, St. Louis Rams: If there is a concern about Stacy, it's that his yards-per-carry average was a pedestrian 3.9 YPC last season. While volume (275 touches in final 12 games — 22.92/G) led to his fantasy stardom, the team's relatively early pick (No. 75 overall) on Tre Mason could lead to a reduction in that per-game workload in 2014. That said, he will still be the team's featured back and 300 touches should be a lock.

3.15 - Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: In such a deep league, adding a third RB with my third pick means that I may suffer at some other positions, but Gerhart (my RB14) is worth it. With 18 teams in this league, this pick gives me three RB1-caliber (top 18) running backs.

4.04 - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Minnesota Vikings: Patterson is a high-upside WR2 playing the role of a WR1 on my squad. While it would be unrealistic to expect a Josh Gordon-like breakout, playing in Norv Turner's offense with a quarterback not named Christian sets Patterson up for a breakout season.

5.15 - Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins: My hope was that either Marques Colston (5.13) or Mike Wallace (5.12) would be available here to add as my WR2, but both were selected just before this pick. With both of my targets gone, I decided to go with Reed, who has top-five upside if he can stay healthy.

6.04 - Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks: Wilson would have more upside if he played in an offense that wasn't so run-heavy, but his rushing stats help to make him a borderline top-10 fantasy quarterback.

7.15 - Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins: Miller has upside in the team's new up-tempo offense, especially considering the lack of conditioning by Knowshon Moreno at OTAs.

8.04 - Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: Hill is a big, powerful and physical downhill runner that should easily beat out The Law Firm to form a new 1-2 tandem with Giovani Bernard. Hill could end up with 200 or so carries and eight or so touchdowns.

9.15 - Rueben Randle, WR, New York Giants: At pick 7.15, Randle was the top receiver still available based on my rankings. (Obviously, that did not change at 9.15, but I'm glad I was able to get him 36 picks later.)

10.04 - DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans: Like Randle (and Patterson), Hopkins is another wide receiver with expectations for increased year-over-year production. Last season, Hopkins finished second among rookies in receiving yards behind San Diego's Keenan Allen.

11.15 - Johnny Manziel, QB, Cleveland Browns: Both Wilson and Manziel have the same byes, but I didn't necessarily draft him to be a bye-week replacement. Due to his dual-threat abilities, Johnny Football has plenty of upside once he becomes a starter.

12.04 - Aaron Dobson, WR, New England Patriots: Dobson is another upside guy at wide receiver. While all four of my wide receivers have the potential/upside to become top-36 receivers, I have a ton of running back depth and could find myself in a position of strength (from a trade perspective) should another owner lose a key back to injury.

13.15 - Baltimore Ravens D/ST: With fewer team defenses and kickers, I will often draft them a round earlier than I typically do in 18- or 20-team leagues.

14.04 - Stephen Gostkowksi, K, New England Patriots: It's unusual that my team ends up with my top-ranked kicker.

15.15 - Andrew Hawkins, WR, Cleveland Browns: I considered the upside of Cody Latimer here, but Hawkins should be the Browns leading receiver (aside from tight end Jordan Cameron) with the likely full-season suspension for Gordon. He's my WR54 in my rankings so he's a good value as my WR5 in an 18-teamer.

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