Fanspeak Fantasy Football: 12 Team Standard Scoring Mock Draft

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By Staff Writer Ryan Gerrity – Twitter @RyanGerrity:

This mock draft is a 12 team standard scoring league with a snake style draft.  The computer randomized the draft order and I was given the third overall pick.  Practice makes perfect is an old saying, but it honestly works so the more mock drafts that you are involved in the better you will draft when it counts.

I felt very comfortable with this team that I had drafted because it is very balanced and the potential of the players are very high.  However, there are still some picks that I took some risks.  Check out how it my team turned out below:


Round 1

1 Adrian Peterson, Min RB
2 Arian Foster, Hou RB
3 Marshawn Lynch, Sea RB  
4 Ray Rice, Bal RB
5 Doug Martin, TB RB
6 Alfred Morris, Wsh RB
7 LeSean McCoy, Phi RB
8 Calvin Johnson, Det WR
9 Jamaal Charles, KC RB
10 C.J. Spiller, Buf RB
11 Drew Brees, NO QB
12 Trent Richardson, Cle RB


Marshawn Lynch is a great pick for a #3 standard scoring league, he is a top tier running back and will have double digit touchdowns again this year.


Round 2

13 Aaron Rodgers, GB QB
14 Jimmy Graham, NO TE
15 A.J. Green, Cin WR
16 Steven Jackson, Atl RB
17 Dez Bryant, Dal WR
18 Peyton Manning, Den QB
19 Tom Brady, NE QB
20 Julio Jones, Atl WR
21 Matt Forte, Chi RB
22 Cam Newton, Car QB  
23 Chris Johnson, Ten RB
24 Frank Gore, SF RB


I reached for a quarterback in this round because quarterbacks were coming off the board and I wanted to have a top five quarterback for this team.


Round 3

25 Demaryius Thomas, Den WR
26 Brandon Marshall, Chi WR
27 Stevan Ridley, NE RB  
28 Colin Kaepernick, SF QB
29 Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB
30 Roddy White, Atl WR
31 Vincent Jackson, TB WR
32 David Wilson, NYG RB
33 Andre Johnson, Hou WR
34 Randall Cobb, GB WR
35 Darren Sproles, NO RB
36 Larry Fitzgerald, Ari WR


Ridley scored double digit touchdowns last year, and the Patriots had the most rushing touchdowns as well last year.  I expect Ridley to get the same type of work load as he did last year.


Round 4

37 Victor Cruz, NYG WR
38 Marques Colston, NO WR
39 Matt Ryan, Atl QB
40 Darren McFadden, Oak RB
41 DeMarco Murray, Dal RB
42 Reggie Bush, Det RB
43 Ahmad Bradshaw, Ind RB
44 Robert Griffin III, Wsh QB
45 Wes Welker, Den WR
46 Hakeem Nicks, NYG WR  
47 Eddie Lacy, GB RB
48 Danny Amendola, NE WR

This is probably the riskiest pick that I made in this draft because Nicks is so injury prone.  He struggled a lot last year but this year is a contract year for him and he needs to prove he is worth #1 WR money.


Round 5

49 Russell Wilson, Sea QB
50 Reggie Wayne, Ind WR
51 James Jones, GB WR  
52 Anquan Boldin, SF WR
53 Mike Wallace, Mia WR
54 Eric Decker, Den WR
55 Dwayne Bowe, KC WR
56 Andrew Luck, Ind QB
57 Steve Smith, Car WR
58 Montee Ball, Den RB
59 Mark Ingram, NO RB
60 Matthew Stafford, Det QB


With Greg Jennings gone, Jones could take over as being Rodgers red zone threat and he has looked good so far this preseason.  Double digit touchdowns are not out of reach for Jones this year.


Round 6

61 Ryan Mathews, SD RB
62 Lance Moore, NO WR
63 Rob Gronkowski*, NE TE
64 Tony Gonzalez, Atl TE
65 Lamar Miller, Mia RB
66 49ers D/ST D/ST
67 Torrey Smith, Bal WR
68 Tavon Austin, StL WR
69 Vernon Davis, SF TE
70 Jason Witten, Dal TE  
71 Chris Ivory, NYJ RB
72 Jordy Nelson, GB WR


Witten is a top 5 tight end and had over 100 catches last season.  There are a lot of weapons in Dallas but Romo always has his safety blanket in Witten.  Only downside to Witten for fantasy owners is that he is not targeted often in the red zone so his touchdowns will continue to be low.


Round 7

73 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Cin RB
74 Antonio Brown, Pit WR
75 Seahawks D/ST D/ST  
76 DeAngelo Williams, Car RB
77 Shane Vereen, NE RB
78 Kyle Rudolph, Min TE
79 Sidney Rice, Sea WR
80 DeSean Jackson, Phi WR
81 Tony Romo, Dal QB
82 Daryl Richardson, StL RB
83 Pierre Thomas, NO RB
84 Greg Olsen, Car TE

I may have reached for a defense in round 7 but I wanted to secure my starting lineup, and the Seahawks arguably have the best defense in the league.  I expect them to cause a lot of turnovers this year.


Round 8

85 Texans D/ST D/ST
86 Benjamin Watson, NO TE
87 Giovani Bernard, Cin RB
88 Pierre Garcon, Wsh WR
89 Owen Daniels, Hou TE
90 Jermichael Finley, GB TE
91 Andre Brown, NYG RB
92 T.Y. Hilton, Ind WR
93 Bernard Pierce, Bal RB
94 Mike Williams, TB WR  
95 Antonio Gates, SD TE
96 Fred Davis, Wsh TE


Mike Williams is a interesting pick because he does have to share the ball with Vincent Jackson in Tampa Bay.  Josh Freeman has the arm strength and ability to get the ball to his receivers, but the offensive line has to improve.


Round 9

97 Bears D/ST D/ST
98 Joe Flacco, Bal QB
99 Cecil Shorts, Jac WR  
100 Sam Bradford, StL QB
101 Steve Johnson, Buf WR
102 Greg Jennings, Min WR
103 Rashard Mendenhall, Ari RB
104 Emmanuel Sanders, Pit WR
105 Miles Austin, Dal WR
106 Brandon Myers, NYG TE
107 Kenny Stills, NO WR
108 Jared Cook, StL TE

I love this pick because I would not be surprised if Shorts is my #1 fantasy receiver on this team.  The only negative is that he has Blaine Gabbert throwing the ball to him which could lower his targets.


Round 10

109 Bryce Brown, Phi RB
110 Garrett Hartley, NO K
111 Josh Gordon, Cle WR
112 Vick Ballard, Ind RB
113 Ben Roethlisberger, Pit QB
114 Denarius Moore, Oak WR
115 Martellus Bennett, Chi TE
116 Michael Vick, Phi QB
117 Broncos D/ST D/ST
118 Ben Tate, Hou RB  
119 Kenny Britt, Ten WR
120 Eli Manning, NYG QB

Ben Tate has looked like a starting running back in the NFL this preseason.  He is not going to take Arian Foster’s starting role, but I would not be shocked if Tate was used more in the offense this year.


Round 11

121 Ronnie Hillman, Den RB
122 Golden Tate, Sea WR
123 Kendall Wright, Ten WR  
124 Jacquizz Rodgers, Atl RB
125 Bengals D/ST D/ST
126 Patriots D/ST D/ST
127 DeAndre Hopkins, Hou WR
128 Steelers D/ST D/ST
129 Isaiah Pead, StL RB
130 Kenbrell Thompkins, NE WR
131 Saints D/ST D/ST
132 Vincent Brown, SD WR

Rookie wide receiver with the most potential this upcoming regular season.


Round 12

133 Le’Veon Bell, Pit RB
134 Travaris Cadet, NO RB
135 Rueben Randle, NYG WR
136 Isaac Redman, Pit RB
137 Chris Givens, StL WR
138 Stephen Gostkowski, NE K
139 Malcom Floyd, SD WR
140 Shonn Greene, Ten RB
141 Jermaine Gresham, Cin TE
142 Blair Walsh, Min K  
143 Rams D/ST D/ST
144 Matt Bryant, Atl K

Kicker in round 12 is not too early in my opinion.


Round 13

145 Alshon Jeffery, Chi WR
146 Justin Tucker, Bal K
147 Matt Schaub, Hou QB  
148 Robert Woods, Buf WR
149 Brandon Pettigrew, Det TE
150 Josh Freeman, TB QB
151 Bilal Powell, NYJ RB
152 Matt Prater, Den K
153 Michael Floyd, Ari WR
154 Fred Jackson, Buf RB
155 Nick Toon, NO WR
156 Justin Blackmon, Jac WR

Schaub is a reliable bye-week fill in quarterback and if Newton were to get hurt, I still have a consistent quarterback to start.


Round 14

157 Phil Dawson, SF K
158 Courtney Roby, NO WR
159 Carson Palmer, Ari QB
160 Mikel Leshoure, Det RB
161 Ryan Broyles, Det WR
162 Michael Bush, Chi RB
163 Robbie Gould, Chi K
164 Andy Dalton, Cin QB
165 Greg Zuerlein, StL K
166 Jacoby Jones, Bal WR  
167 Jonathan Stewart*, Car RB
168 Santana Moss, Wsh WR

Always a deep threat and should get a lot more targets this year with Boldin moving to San Francisco.


Round 15

169 Greg Little, Cle WR
170 Jonathan Dwyer, Pit RB
171 Coby Fleener, Ind TE  
172 Brian Hartline, Mia WR
173 Randy Bullock, Hou K
174 Andre Roberts, Ari WR
175 Markus Wheaton, Pit WR
176 Daniel Thomas, Mia RB
177 Packers D/ST D/ST
178 Ravens D/ST D/ST
179 Jed Collins, NO RB
180 Brent Celek, Phi TE

Fleener is an interesting tight end because he has more red zone potential than Witten.


Round 16

181 Cordarrelle Patterson, Min WR
182 Saalim Hakim, NO WR
183 Sebastian Janikowski, Oak K
184 Josh Brown, NYG K
185 Johnathan Franklin, GB RB
186 Tyler Eifert, Cin TE
187 Roy Helu, Wsh RB
188 Cowboys D/ST D/ST
189 Brandon LaFell, Car WR
190 Buccaneers D/ST D/ST  
191 David Akers, Det K
192 Austin Collie, SF WR

Wanted to ensure a back up defense with the last pick in this draft.



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