16 Team Fantasy Football Mock Draft - Updated daily!
Fantasy Knuckleheads is doing a 16 team mock draft starting on July 23rd, 2014. This is a "slow" draft done via email and I'll update this page every time someone makes a pick. We're doing a 16 team mock draft because you just don't see a lot of 16 team mock drafts out there, yet I've been a part of a 16 team league for many years and it's the most competitive league I've ever been a part of.
I'll update this page as picks are made, which will probably be about 2 picks per day.
Matt Eastman selected McCoy, LeSean PHI RB
It was not at all easy to pass on Jamaal Charles, but sensing he is going to holdout (deservingly so) I would rather go after the focal point of Chip Kelly's run-first offense in McCoy.
Zeeshan Jiwani selected Charles, Jamaal KCC RB
Charles is a beast, no doubt. Sure there's risk in him holding out but I am sure he will be back in time. The guy had 19 TOTAL TD's, 1980 combined yards yards, and 70 receptions last year, which makes him the best option at RB in my opinion.
Braiden Albrecht-Reed selected Peterson, Adrian MIN RB
[colored_box color="red,"]Kurt's take: So far everyone is sticking with the heard / consensus top 3. I bet Forte is next. I wonder how well group think has served fantasy owners through the years. Nevertheless, this is a great pick.[/colored_box]
Malinda McCauley selected Forte, Matt CHI RB
[colored_box color="green,"]Kurt's take: This is the last "proven" workhorse PPR RB on the board and the consensus 4th round pick in most drafts. I would have done the same thing here...[/colored_box]
Kurt Turner selected Johnson, Calvin DET WR
I followed the sheep directly off the cliff and continued the group think, or did I? Using our Draft Guide Cheat Sheets I was able to project who will be available for my upcoming picks, the point spread between all positions and if I can wait on certain positions in each round.
My next picks are 28, 37 & 60 -The value drop off between RB #4 and they guys available at my next pick (28) is only 20 points, so I'll pass on RB here. The point drop off from WR pick 1 to WR pick 28 is huge AND at WR pick 37 to 60 the point difference is small - This tells me I have value at WR with pick 37 and 60 - So I'll look at RB for pick 28 and there could be value there.. we'll have to see for the next pick. But I know I've maxed myself at value for this pick by comparing point drop off (value) for players projected to be available (ADP) in the future.
Mark Milano selected Manning, Peyton DEN QB
Much like Kurt, I want to hit big with this pick to allow me some slack in case I get stuck with a questionable RB1 on the way back. Manning had 16 more TD passes than the next guy (Brees) in 2013. That's 96 more points based on TDs alone. Let's ride this Bronco to mock draft victory!
Pete Karagianis selected Graham, Jimmy NOS TE
[colored_box color="red,"]Kurt's take: Pete is some kind of Fantasy Football Savant, so he could have taken a kicker here and I wouldn't have questioned it...[/colored_box]
Garrett Ohlmeyer selected Green, A.J. CIN WR
Greg Brosh selected Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR
DT will match the stats he accrued over the past 2 years. 6 points per all touchdowns makes this a no brainer. 100 receptions aren't out of reach with Decker gone.
Thomas Torkelson selected Lacy, Eddie GBP RB
My goal was to grab Manning, Calvin Johnson, or Jimmy Graham with this pick but since they are all off the board Lacy seems like a good value pick here. If I passed on h here he wouldn't make it back to me. Now I have flexibility for many options withy next pick.
Joseph Kleiber selected Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB
Taking Rodgers here, because he is the second best fantasy QB right now besides Peyton. As long as he stays healthy he will produce huge numbers once again.
Jason Davidson selected Bryant, Dez DAL WR
At the risk of looking like a homer, I'm thrilled with Dez at #12. 93 catches, 1233 yards and 13tds. And this year Linehan is calling the plays. Linehan's a big reason Megatron is the consensus #1. I'm happy with this pick.
Matt Zawaski selected Marshall, Brandon CHI WR
As a life long Bears fan I happily take A Bears WR in the first round. The bro-mance is real here in Chicago between Cutler and the Machine so now that Cutler is healthy and paid Marshall's number will see a nice boost. In this format I couldn't pass on him right now.
Brendan Cole selected Ball, Montee DEN RB
This pick kind of has the feel of a second rounder. There are still a lot of nice options, but all of the top tier studs are taken. I am going upside here based on the history of Peyton Manning's running backs producing at an elite level. From a talent standpoint I like ball more than his predecessor Moreno and expect big things this year.
Jad Alameddine selected Brees, Drew NOS QB (@drewbrees)
This is a 16 teams league mock with 6 pts per TD, so I wanted to secure a top 3 QB. The top RB's were gone, the top WR are also gone. So I took Brees. Safe pick
Joey Bertrand selected Jones, Julio ATL WR
Joey Bertrand selected Lynch, Marshawn SEA RB
As many already know Marshawn has begun a holdout from the Seattle Seahawks training camp with the intention of receiving a new contract. Although Lynch may not get a new contract by the start of the season I do expect him to be in uniform for the Seahawks or potentially another team if the holdout takes a turn for the worst for Seattle. Deciding between Lynch and Bell was tough but due to Lynch being a consistent producer and Bell potentially having a sophomore slump led me to make this pick.
Jad Alameddine selected Bell, Le'Veon PIT RB
Pick made based on Pre-Draft List I had Marshawn Lynch in this spot, but Joey picked him up just before me. The pick was between Bell and Gronkowski but I used my Fantasy Knucklehead cheat sheet and picked Bell.
Brendan Cole selected Nelson, Jordy GBP WR
Matt Zawaski selected Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE
Health is always a concern with Gronk but I could make that argument about any RB's available. The gap between Gronk's ceiling and the other TE's available is bigger than the gap with all remaining RB's. Let's Roll!!!! GRONK SMASH!!!!
Jason Davidson selected Bernard, Giovani CIN RB
Debated between Gio and Demarco Murray. In the end, I think Murray will have increased value in a ppr league, but decreased (again, I think) in standard scoring. Gio is only in his second year. Between natural growth and the change at offensive coordinator, he should have a great year. Fantasy is about winning and I think Gio has a chance of jumping to elite. Murray does not.
Joseph Kleiber selected Cobb, Randall GBP WR
The Rodgers-Cobb combo will be very explosive once again.
Thomas Torkelson selected Jeffery, Alshon CHI WR
With having a legit RB1 from round 1, I grabbed Jeffery here to give me a threat at wide receiver.
Greg Brosh selected Murray, DeMarco DAL RB
Knowing there are 16 picks between this pick and my next, I can't afford to sleep on a running back and hope someone of Murray's talent comes back to me in the 3rd round.
Garrett Ohlmeyer selected Martin, Doug TBB RB
With AJ Green being my first pick, I really need a running back here. I'll go with Doug Martin in hopes that he can return to his rookie season form.
Pete Karagianis selected Foster, Arian HOU RB
I really am against the "running back early" strategy this year, but Foster falling to 26 is, in my opinion, way too far. I would have drafted him over Bell, Murray, and probably Bernard, too. The word is he is healthy, and Houston should be better overall this year. I was torn at this pick between Foster and Andre Ellington, who I like a LOT and is the trendy name right now. But I decided to go a little retro and really like my value. If new Houston coach Bill O'Brien tries to get the most from Foster's versatility, that should also increase his value in a PPR format.
Mark Milano selected Bush, Reggie DET RB
Jim Caldwell has said he wants to run more one-back sets while Joe Lombardi liked to line up backs in multiple positions in New Orleans. I have more faith in Bush getting plenty of touches than I do in Spiller or Stacy.
Kurt Turner selected Stafford, Matthew DET QB
I think Stafford has an opportunity to rank as the #1 or #2 fantasy QB in 2014. But, in a 16 team league he may not have made it back to me in the 3rd or 4th round so I went for it.. Why Not RB? Well looking at the running backs available now versus the next 3 round just doesn't impress me when compared to Stafford now or Cutler or Romo later.
Malinda McCauley selected Cruz, Victor NYG WR
Since every WR I wanted is gone and I'm forced into a corner; I'm taking Victor Cruz since he will be a showcase in the new hype Packer type offense! Rolling the dice but slim pickens for a #2 pick here.
Braiden Albrecht-Reed selected Brown, Antonio PIT WR
Roethlisberger is in a contract year and the Steelers will be looking to avoid going three straight years without a playoff game. The pressure is on and I think Brown will be the biggest beneficiary as he's their only proven playmaker.
Zeeshan Jiwani selected Jackson, Vincent TBB WR
With Antonio Brown gone a pick before me, I was deciding between V-Jax and Allen. I picked Jackson here for a couple of reasons; Jackson has produced 1,100-plus yards each of his last 3 seasons along with recording 60-plus receptions and at least 7 touchdowns per season in each of his last 3 years, he's also put up 10 fantasy PPG the last 3 seasons, and he's got the better offense around him.
Matt Eastman selected Stacy, Zac STL RB
While many wondered if the hot name, Tre Mason, was going to be stealing away carries from the workhorse Zac Stacy...those rumors seem to have been put to rest early on at camp. Stacy has borderline RB1 appeal thanks to projected volume as the centerpiece of a Rams team built to pound the football.
Matt Eastman selected Thomas, Julius DEN TE
Julius Thomas spent time working with Tony Gonzalez this offseason. With Eric Decker gone and Thomas in a contract year, there's room for significant statistical growth -- oh, and that guy Peyton Manning is still the one slinging him the rock.
Zeeshan Jiwani selected Allen, Keenan SDC WR
For my last pick, I had to choose between Allen and Jackson; now I got them both and I am very excited. Allen had an amazing year last year even coming off that PCL injury. Now that he's fully healthy and Gates getting older, I think Allen will be River's favorite target. Get this: his average yards per target (10.1) matched Demaryius Thomas’ and was close to Josh Gordon’s (10.4). With more targets, there will certainly go up. Also Allen was fairly heavily targeted in the red zone (20 times; tied for sixth-most among wide receivers.)Another monster season is in store for Allen.
Braiden Albrecht-Reed selected Spiller, C.J. BUF RB
I'm willing to take a gamble with the oft-injured RB here. He provides too much upside to pass on as a RB2. I like the WR's I can get later on more than the RB's. I'll take Spiller/Colston instead of Crabtree/Pierre Thomas.
Malinda McCauley selected Welker, Wes DEN WR
At this point I need a safe pick at WR since I had a little risk with my first WR pick. Welker is good for 10-12 TDs and is just a solid option for me at this point.
Kurt Turner selected Ellington, Andre ARI RB
Ellington could/should be a complete PPR beast this year after catching 39 balls with limited snaps in 2013. PLUS Coach Bruce Arians referred to Andre Ellington as a "bellcow in our offense" as the Cardinals began training camp. My lofty estimations are: 280 carries for 1540 yards and 70 catches for 665 yard with 10 total touchdowns. All this in the 3rd round, yes please!
Mark Milano selected White, Roddy ATL WR
Went a little off-path here with White because I think he's the best bet to catch the most balls out of anyone left. Others either have questions at QB (Andre Johnson) or have other WRs ready to take targets away (Garcon, Fitzgerald).
Kurt Take: Hell of a reach (based on ADP) but White just got a nice contract extension so management thinks he's still got "it". White is a pretty solid bet for around 85 catches and 8-10 TD if he stays healthy, making this a smart pick.
Pete Karagianis selected Garcon, Pierre WAS WR
My two targets for this pick were off the board. Wes Welker went earlier in the third round and Kurt ninja'd my Ellington pick. Thief! Usurper! Impostor! If this were a real league, I'd convince my players to play extra hard vs. Team Kurt. Things being as they are, however, I desperately need a WR, and preferably one who can perform like a no. 1. I know the additions of Jackson and Roberts hurt Garcons value, but he will still get his. As long as his production only drops off slightly, I am getting nice value here.
Kurt Take: Garcon should remain the position receiver and has the jets to take it to the house at any given moment. WR is thinning out super fast and appears to be not as deep as I anticipated.
Garrett Ohlmeyer selected Sankey, Bishop TEN RB
Every year a rookie RB ends up being a top 10 pick the next year and I think this year it will be Sankey.
Greg Brosh selected Luck, Andrew IND QB
For this draft I'm taking the "top player at each position" approach for the first three rounds. Since touchdowns are equal are across the board, Andrew Luck should eclipse 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns with Reggie Wayne back and looking great in training camp.
Thomas Torkelson selected Morris, Alfred WAS RB
I wanted Bishop Sankey but getting Alfred Morris instead may work out for me. Redskins won't be as bad as last year ad Morris could surprise.
Joseph Kleiber selected Vereen, Shane NEP RB
Vereen is basically like a wide receiver and racks up yardage. With Blount gone he should get more touches this year.
Jason Davidson selected Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR
Larry is consistent in PPR leagues and super cheap in the late third round.
Matt Zawaski selected Mathews, Ryan SDC RB
Needed a RB here. Mathews is in a contract year and finished last year strong. Hopefully he is looking to get PAID!!!
Brendan Cole selected Gerhart, Toby JAC RB
I love Toby Gerhart in the feature back role. He should come out of the gate on fresh legs in similar fashion to Michael Turner when he finally got his chance to start.
Jad Alameddine selected Johnson, Andre HOU WR
Joey Bertrand selected Newton, Cam CAR QB
Joey Bertrand selected Davis, Vernon SFO TE
Jad Alameddine selected Jennings, Rashad NYG RB
The Giants are not sure David Wilson will be back. This is Rashad Jennings backfield. I must admit, having Chris Johnson still on the board was tempting but I will go with Rashad here.
Brendan Cole selected Brady, Tom NEP QB
I really wanted Cordarelle Patterson here, but I have too many unproven commodities on my team already. I decided to play it safe and draft a QB who is going to produce solid numbers. Brady isn't the game-changer that he once was but if Gronk is healthy the Pats offense will be fairly dynamic.
Matt Zawaski selected Richardson, Trent IND RB
Rolling the dice on T-Rich here. With a better understanding of the offense T-Rich has put high expectations on himself. I know the O-Line is still a big question mark but I'm going with the Express here.
(Waiting for next 5 picks before updating the Fantasy Knuckleheads 16 team mock draft picks.)