We'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.
Using the FantasyPros.com latest average draft position (ADP) consensus as a guide, we take you through a draft round by round and provide analysis on what we project will happen along with some things you should expect by position.
We use a standard format here, which means a 12-team, 16-round draft where you start one quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, one tight end, one defense/special teams and a kicker. While points-per-reception (PPR) scoring systems are becoming more popular, fantasy analysts consider non-PPR to be a "standard" league. 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. Enjoy.