You know fantasy football season is right around the corner when the NFL Draft passes us by, but it really hits you when you start doing mock drafts.
For many, doing mocks in May is a tad bit early, but I am one of the millions of fantasy owners who have embarked on this journey – whether I like it or not!
Fantasy football is becoming increasingly more popular – not to say it wasn’t a juggernaut already – but there are people playing it all around the globe and from all walks of life. While people used to draft a team or two a week or so before Opening Kickoff, you now have guys (and girls) with multiple teams (we’re talking dozens here), and they’re drafting all year round. Dynasty league gurus have affectionately coined the term: “In dynasty leagues, there is no offseason”. Such is the ADD/OCD culture we live in today.
I wasn’t planning on doing a mock so early, but I was invited by the esteemed website, Lindy’s Sports, to participate in a mock draft that would later be featured in their magazine’s 2014 Fantasy Football Preview Edition. When glancing at some of the names on draft order list, I was sure that this would be a challenge. Amongst my mock-mates were writers from some of the biggest fantasy football sites and publications out there. This was gonna be interesting.
The following is a recap of what went down for me on that warm, Southern California night. The settings for the mock are as follows: 14 teams, 14 roster spots (3 WR/2 RB/FLEX format), non-PPR, standard scoring settings. I had the 14th pick. Please, blog, may I have some more?