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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