Random late-May fantasy football mock draft results
Fowler is mocking fantasy football early and often in 2014.
By Ryan Fowler
Because it's never too early to start thinking about fantasy football, I took part in a 2014 fantasy football mock draft - in place of owner John Halpin who was working on Father of the Year and rightfully so - to knock the dust off my rankings and learn where the new rookie class would fall. I had the 10th pick overall in a 12-team PPR league:
He was teasing the league, sitting there at No. 10 overall. Gone are Decker and Moreno, but if Montee Ball can improve is pass protection, Manning still has Deamaryius, Julius, Welker, Sanders, Caldwell, and the fantasy beat goes on. Set it and forget it.
2) Le'Veon Bell
A little concerned about Blount as a 2014 vulture inside the five yard line, but even missing the first month of the season, Bell finished inside the Top 15 fantasy running backs in scoring - standard scoring. This is PPR where he value receives a boost.
Cruz's fantasy projections for 2014 are more on Eli Manning than Cruz, but he has all the talent in the world to finish inside the top 10 in fantasy points scored among receivers and, in this mock, he's my WR2.
Failed to rack up over 1,000 receiving yards in a season for the first time since 2008 last season, but no more Darren Sproles creates more targets for Colston, 30, as he compliments Jimmy Graham in the passing game.
James Jones is now in Oakland. Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb are ahead of him, in theory, on the depth chart. However, Boykin received enough playing time in 2013 to build a rapport with Aaron Rodgers and a foundation of trust to target was built. Keep tabs on Boykin to emerge as a weekly start.
A season ago, C.J. Spiller was all the rage when the Bills' offensive coordiantor said he was going to touch the ball so much within the offense, Spiller would spew. Turns out, Jackson was just as involved in the rushing game. Now, the Bills did make a move to acquire Bryce Brown from the Eagles - so there is some lingering vultures behind the top two backs on the depth chart.