Colin E. Braley/Associated PressWe’re a few days from the start of the season, in both the NFL and in fantasy football, but that won’t stop anyone from taking the temperature of a 2014 fantasy football mock draft. Mocks tend to be the most referenced resource in preparing you for your late August or early September draft. So, that’s what we map out here.After reading this 16 part slideshow, you will know how to gauge the runs on positions, where to pick your starting quarterback and how long to wait on the secondary positions of tight end, defense and kicker. Again, this is a generalization, so don’t bother us by saying, “the first draft position took four quarterbacks.”We didn’t bother with that minutia. We just want to be sure you know how many of what position are generally going in which rounds. 1?While the majority of fantasy analysts have Jamaal Charles No. You can make a case for both, as Charles’ line is revamped in Kansas City, while McCoy is the key cog in the reigning No. 1 rushing offense in the NFL.Graham Goes authentic jerseys wholesale
Top 5Jimmy Graham, who is 27 years old and coming off a 16 touchdown season, can set a mythical fantasy football record for the earliest a tight end ever gets selected. Fantasy footballers are making him a top five pick, and not only in leagues that reward bonuses for receptions by a tight end.Manning Only Round 1 QBQuarterbacks tend to go rounds later in analysts leagues, while those big name passers still go sooner in fan leagues. We will side with current ADP data that suggests Petyon Manning is the first quarterback off the board and a top eight pick. We will also stretch and say the public doesn’t jump back on a second passer in the top 12.2 Wide Receivers in Round 1Honestly, there are likely to be more than that. Fantasy footballers love the passing game and wide receivers. In order to stress to you how you can get a comparable wideout in Round 2, we list Calvin Johnson and Demaryius Thomas (in a contract year, as we outlined in Bleacher Report’s WR blueprint) as the lone receivers to go in the first round. Green, CIN, BYE: Week 4RB Le’Veon Bell, PIT, BYE: 12WR Dez Bryant, DAL, BYE: 11QB Drew Brees, NO, BYE: 6RB Zac Stacy, STL, BYE: 4WR Brandon Marshall, CHI, BYE: 9QB Aaron Rodgers, GB, BYE: 9WR Julio Jones, ATL, BYE: 9WR Alshon Jeffery, CHI, BYE: 9RB Doug Martin, TB, BYE: 7RB Alfred Morris, WAS, BYE: 10TE Julius Thomas, DEN, BYE: 4Wide Receivers Pushing UpThe second round has tended to be one where the wideouts start going off the board in droves, but we are going to see a record number of pass catchers off the board before Round 3. It will force you to pick one of the top eight at the position earlier than past years.1st Tier QBs Dry UpWe see a delineation of the top three quarterbacks from a mere collection of also rans. Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees are head and shoulders above the rest, so if you don’t want to wait on a passer the fantasy public just can’t hold off from the common wait on quarterback strategy (as we outlined in B/R’s QB blueprint) you will want to pick from this trio before the end of this round.2nd TE Goes in Top 25Despite the common love for Rob Gronkowski (knee) how injury stigma has not hurt this guy when it comes to the masses, we will never understand Julius Thomas is the only tight end worth taking before the third round. Thomas is safer than Gronk, so he goes before the 13th running back or eighth receiver.