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

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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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