Aug 21, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) during warm ups before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

It's Almost Time For Fantasy Football: Part 2

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Toronto sports fans, it’s time for part 2 of our mock draft series. In this installment, we’ll look at a couple of mock fantasy drafts from the number 2 and 9 positions.

Once again, I’ll give thoughts on each to give you a better understanding of each teams strengths.

Let’s get to it.

Pick 2 – 10 team standard league

fantasyHere we have a fantasy team that looks similar to the one that we drafted yesterday with the 1st overall selection. Solid top to bottom

Our running backs look well covered with Peterson, Stacy, Mathews, Bell, and Rice all locked in for solid production.

With lower expectations this year, I expect Rice to bounce back and produce high-end RB2 numbers by seasons end, though he may not get used much on this team because of the depth at the position.

Our wide-outs look promising as well. Marshall, Cruz, Wallace, Hilton, and Watkins are No. 1 WR’s on their respective clubs, and will get tons of looks throughout the season.

At quarterback, we’re nicely covered by Foles and Robert Griffin III.

Tight End is our weakest position, but it should be easy to trade from our depth at the other positions to acquire a top-flight option.

Finally, our defense and kicker are solid, if unspectacular.

Overall, I would be very pleased with this team, and I’m confident it will be a true contender.



Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) runs the ball during first quarter of the AFC wild card playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports



Pick 9 – 10 team standard league


In our next example we have another strong team, despite a comparative weakness at the running back position.

With Jimmy Graham, the team will have a distinct advantage at tight end week in and week out.

The same can be said at wide-out, with Demaryius Thomas, Randall Cobb, and Percy Harvin manning the position, along with upside plays in Wright and Williams.

Quarterback is also solid with Foles and Matt Ryan providing solid fantasy production.

Yes, RB is the weakest position with Ellington, Gore, Bell, McFadden, and Bradshaw, but  this is still a sure-fire contender for the playoffs.

There is no doubt that you can build a championship roster from any draft position. Thus far our early fantasy selections have netted us our best teams.

Will that change next time out when we examine positions 3 and 8?

What do you think? What is the best position to land in a fantasy draft?

Until next time.

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