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2014 Fantasy Football Mock Draft 1.0: 12-team, standard scoring

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The key to fantasy football success is a sound, clear strategy. Waiting on a quarterback, going running back/running back in Round 1, trying to make wide receiver/wide receiver work for you in the first -- whatever you do, commit to it throughout your draft.

To help you develop your strategy, we present our preliminary fantasy football mock draft, displaying a variety of strategies. Twelve experts (David Gonos, Peter Bukowski, Ben Eagle, Colin Becht, Gary Gramling, Adam Duerson, Chris Burke, Bette Marston, Gabriel Baumgaertner, Andy Degory, Doug Farrar, Michael Beller) gathered for the standard scoring mock, and surprises abounded. One QB in the first round? A defense coming off the board in Round 7? Scroll down to see how every round unfolded. (Note: This mock draft originally appeared in Sports Illustrated's 2014 Fantasy Football magazine.)

FANTASY FOOTBALL POSITION RANKINGS AND PROJECTIONS:

Round 1
 
PICK OVERALL PLAYER OWNER
1 1 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC GONOS
2 2 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI BUKOWSKI
3 3 Eddie Lacy, RB, GB EAGLE
4 4 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN BECHT
5 5 Matt Forte, RB, CHI GRAMLING
6 6 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET DUERSON
7 7 Jimmy Graham, TE, NO BURKE
8 8 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA MARSTON
9 9 A.J. Green, WR, CIN BAUMGAERTNER
10 10 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN DEGORY
11 11 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN FARRAR
12 12 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL BELLER
 
Round 2
 
Pick overall player owner
1 13 Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI BELLER
2 14 Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN FARRAR
3 15 Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT DEGORY
4 16 Zac Stacy, RB, STL BAUMGAERTNER
5 17 Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI MARSTON
6 18 DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL BURKE
7 19 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT DUERSON
8 20 Montee Ball, RB, DEN GRAMLING
9 21 Doug Martin, RB, TB BECHT
10 22 Julio Jones, WR, ATL EAGLE
11 23 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB BUKOWSKI
12 24 Arian Foster, RB, HOU GONOS
 
Round 3
 
Pick overall player owner
1 25 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB GONOS
2 26 Reggie Bush, RB, DET BUKOWSKI
3 27 Drew Brees, QB, NO EAGLE
4 28 Randall Cobb, WR, GB BECHT
5 29 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB GRAMLING
6 30 Alfred Morris, RB, WAS DUERSON
7 31 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARZ BURKE
8 32 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD MARSTON
9 33 Andre Ellington, RB, ARZ BAUMGAERTNER
10 34 Keenan Allen, WR, SD DEGORY
11 35 Julius Thomas, TE, DEN FARRAR
12 36 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF BELLER
 
Round 4
 
Pick overall player owner
1 37 Frank Gore, RB, SF BELLER
2 38 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET FARRAR
3 39 Michael Crabtree, WR, SF DEGORY
4 40 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI BAUMGAERTNER
5 41 Wes Welker, WR, DEN MARSTON
6 42 Ben Tate, RB, CLE BURKE
7 43 Victor Cruz, WR, NYG DUERSON
8 44 Percy Harvin, WR, SEA GRAMLING
9 45 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE BECHT
10 46 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS EAGLE
11 47 Roddy White, WR, ATL BUKOWSKI
12 48 Vernon Davis, TE, SF GONOS
 
Round 5
 
Pick overall player owner
1 49 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU GONOS
2 50 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL BUKOWSKI
3 51 Trent Richardson, RB, IND EAGLE
4 52 Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN BECHT
5 53 Cam Newton, QB, CAR GRAMLING
6 54 Ray Rice, RB, BAL DUERSON
7 55 Andrew Luck, QB, IND BURKE
8 56 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL MARSTON
9 57 Shane Vereen, RB, NE BAUMGAERTNER
10 58 Sammy Watkins, WR, BUF DEGORY
11 59 Kelvin Benjamin, WR, CAR FARRAR
12 60 Rashad Jennings, RB, NYG BELLER
 
Round 6
 
Pick overall player owner
1 61 T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND BELLER
2 62 Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE FARRAR
3 63 Jason Witten, TE, DAL DEGORY
4 64 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS BAUMGAERTNER
5 65 Joique Bell, RB, DET MARSTON
6 66 Toby Gerhart, RB, JAC BURKE
7 67 Nick Foles, QB, PHI DUERSON
8 68 Knowshon Moreno, RB, MIA GRAMLING
9 69 Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF BECHT
10 70 Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN EAGLE
11 71 Kendall Wright, WR, TEN BUKOWSKI
12 72 Bishop Sankey, RB, TEN GONOS
 
Round 7
 
Pick overall player owner
1 73 Tom Brady, QB, NE GONOS
2 74 Brandin Cooks, WR, NO BUKOWSKI
3 75 Steven Jackson, RB, ATL EAGLE
4 76 Julian Edelman, WR, NE BECHT
5 77 Jordan Reed, TE, WAS GRAMLING
6 78 Eric Ebron, TE, DET DUERSON
7 79 Golden Tate, WR, DET BURKE
8 80 Marques Colston, WR, NO MARSTON
9 81 Zach Ertz, TE, PHI BAUMGAERTNER
10 82 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, OAK DEGORY
11 83 Seattle Seahawks, DST FARRAR
12 84 Tony Romo, QB, DAL BELLER
 
Round 8
 
Pick overall player owner
1 85 Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI BELLER
2 86 Odell Beckham Jr., WR, NYG FARRAR
3 87 Michael Floyd, WR, ARZ DEGORY
4 88 Mike Evans, WR, TB BAUMGAERTNER
5 89 Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI MARSTON
6 90 Jordan Matthews, WR, PHI BURKE
7 91 Eric Decker, WR, NYG DUERSON
8 92 Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC GRAMLING
9 93 Chris Johnson, RB, NYJ BECHT
10 94 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR EAGLE
11 95 Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL BUKOWSKI
12 96 Mike Wallace, WR, MIA GONOS
 
Round 9
 
Pick overall player owner
1 97 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND GONOS
2 98 Darren Sproles, RB, PHI BUKOWSKI
3 99 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO EAGLE
4 100 Marqise Lee, WR, JAC BECHT
5 101 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR GRAMLING
6 102 Stevan Ridley, RB, NE DUERSON
7 103 Tavon Austin, WR, STL BURKE
8 104 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC MARSTON
9 105 Markus Wheaton, WR, PIT BAUMGAERTNER
10 106 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF DEGORY
11 107 Terrance Williams, WR, DAL FARRAR
12 108 Ladarius Green, TE, SD BELLER
 
Round 10
 
Pick overall player owner
1 109 Chris Ivory, RB, NO BELLER
2 110 Carlos Hyde, RB, SF FARRAR
3 111 San Francisco 49ers, DST DEGORY
4 112 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL BAUMGAERTNER
5 113 Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, TB MARSTON
6 114 Khiry Robinson, RB, NO BURKE
7 115 Stevie Johnson, WR, SF DUERSON
8 116 Matt Prater, K, DEN GRAMLING
9 117 Darren McFadden, RB, OAK BECHT
10 118 Carolina Panthers, DST EAGLE
11 119 Anquan Boldin, WR, SF BUKOWSKI
12 120 Mark Ingram, RB, NO GONOS
 
Round 11
 
Pick overall player owner
1 121 Denver Broncos, DST GONOS
2 122 Cincinnati Bengals, DST BUKOWSKI
3 123 Jace Amaro, TE, NYJ EAGLE
4 124 Arizona Cardinals, DST BECHT
5 125 Chicago Bears, DST GRAMLING
6 126 St. Louis Rams, DST DUERSON
7 127 Justin Tucker, K, BAL BURKE
8 128 Kansas City Chiefs, DST MARSTON
9 129 New England Patriots, DST BAUMGAERTNER
10 130 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE DEGORY
11 131 Steven Hauschka, K, SEA FARRAR
12 132 Houston Texans, DST BELLER
 
Round 12
 
Pick overall player owner
1 133 Mason Crosby, K, GB BELLER
2 134 Paul Richardson, WR, SEA FARRAR
3 135 Johnny Manziel, QB, CLE DEGORY
4 136 Blair Walsh, K, MIN BAUMGAERTNER
5 137 Dan Bailey, K, DAL MARSTON
6 138 New Orleans Saints, DST BURKE
7 139 Phil Dawson, K, SF DUERSON
8 140 Jerricho Cotchery, WR, CAR GRAMLING
9 141 Alex Henery, K, PHI BECHT
10 142 Matt Bryant, K, ATL EAGLE
11 143 Adam Vinatieri, K, IND BUKOWSKI
12 144 Nick Novak, K, SD GONOS

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