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Fantasy Football Mock Draft 2013 – Early Bird Fanatics League

Marshawn Lynch, Fantasy Football Mock Draft 2013

While I call this thing a Fantasy Football Mock Draft 2013, it’s actually not a mock draft at all. It’s fo’ real. The Early Bird Fanatics League is a league set up by Shane Hallam over at

This is actually a PPR, IDP league that drafts in February (right after the Super Bowl), and no drops, trades or pickups are allowed until AFTER Week 1 of the Fantasy Football regular season. Oh, and the league fee is set at $1 million – or free, I forget.

Adrian Peterson, Fantasy Football Mock Draft 2013

History has not been kind to 2,000-yard rushers in the “Year After.” Photo Credit: Mike Morbeck

So this is going to be a slow, 22-round, email draft, which my site has become known for lately, as we’re still finishing up a 2013 Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft that started in mid-January.

I’m very excited and thankful for being invited into this league by Shane, and I love the group of owners he assembled, including Nick Raducanu of and J.J. Zachariason of



I’ve already begun to look at what the first round and the second round of my 2013 Fantasy Football drafts might resemble. As you’ll see – several of these picks don’t follow that line of thinking. Plus, this is a PPR league. Although, that doesn’t really explain the drop of Ray Rice to the eighth overall pick.


The 2013 Early Bird Fanatics League

Let’s first take a look at how this league is set up, with the starting lineup requirements and scoring.

League details: Starters

  • QB, 2RB, 2WR, TE, Off-Flex, K, 2DL, 2LB, 2DB, Def-Flex

Offensive scoring:

  • 6 pts per passing TD
  • 1 pt per 25 yards passing
  • -2 pts for interceptions thrown
  • 6 pts for rushing/receiving TDs
  • 1 pt for 10 yards rushing/receiving
  • 1 pt per reception

Scoring for defensive players:

  • 6 pts for return TDs
  • 1.5 pts for each tackle
  • .75 pts for each assisted tackle
  • 2 pts for sack
  • 3 pts for Forced Fumble
  • 3 pts for Fumble Recovered
  • 4 pts for interception
  • 4 pts for safety
  • 6 pts for touchdown

Fantasy Football Mock Draft 2013 – IDP, PPR



1.01 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN – Jake Ciely of
1.02 Arian Foster, RB, HOU – Zhan Mourning of

No big surprises after the first two picks, although someone taking Foster first overall wouldn’t catch too much flak. You have to assume Peterson comes back a bit after rushing for the second-most yards in NFL history. The other six running backs that rushed for 2,000 yards went on in the following season to rush for 1,244 yards and 7.8 touchdowns on average. And no running back has done it in two separate years of their career. (I actually excluded Terrell Davis from these averages since he blew out his knee in Week 4.)

1.03 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF – J.J. Zachariason of

I like Spiller a lot for next season, with Fred Jackson coming back from another injury — and another year older. But Spiller has had his own injury issues in recent seasons, and I like him better in the latter part of the first round. — DG

1.04 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA – Bill Riccette of

Marshawn Lynch, Fantasy Football Mock Draft 2013

Marshawn Lynch was one of the most consistent Fantasy scorers in the game in 2013. Photo Credit: Gar2Chan

1.05 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI – Jim Day of
1.06 Doug Martin, RB, TB – Nick Raducanu of

While I have nothing against either Lynch or McCoy, I really am shocked to see Martin go this low. He gets back two Pro Bowl guards on his offensive line, and the offense around him will have had a year to develop continuity. They’ll likely bring in another running back to lighten his load a bit, but not enough to drop him out of the top five of most mock drafts. — DG

1.07 Ray Rice, RB, BAL – Dave Cherney of
1.08 Trent Richardson, RB, CLE – Micah James of
1.09 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET – David Gonos of

Can’t believe those two picks when right before me. I would have loved to get Rice or Richardson here. Love me some Megatron, though, and obviously, he’s going to take a step back from his record-setting season. But if this Lions offense can get things worked out, he should end up with fewer yards, but more scores in 2013. (Does that even make sense?) — DG

1.10 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC — Fleener of
1.11 Drew Brees, QB, NO — Briggs of
1.12 Alfred Morris, RB, WAS– Shane P. Hallam of


2.01 Matt Forte, RB, CHI – Shane P. Hallam of
2.02 Chris Johnson, RB, TEN – Briggs of
2.03 A.J. Green, WR, CIN – Fleener of
2.04 Stevan Ridley, RB, NE – David Gonos of
2.05 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN – Micah James of
2.06 Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI – Dave Cherney of
2.07 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL – Nick Raducanu of
2.08 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE – Jim Day of
2.09 Jimmy Graham, TE, NO – Bill Riccette of
2.10 Demarco Murray, RB, DAL – J.J. Zachariason of
2.11 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB – Zhan Mourning of
2.12 Julio Jones, WR, ATL – Jake Ciely of


3.01 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC – Jake Ciely of
3.02 Darren Sproles, RB, NO – Zhan Mourning of
3.03 Darren McFadden, RB, OAK – J.J. Zachariason of
3.04 Steven Jackson, RB, STL – Bill Riccette of
3.05 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU – Jim Day of
3.06 David Wilson, RB, NYG – Nick Raducanu of
3.07 Frank Gore, RB, SF – Dave Cherney of
3.08 Roddy White, WR, ATL – Micah James of
3.09 Victor Cruz, WR, NYG – David Gonos of
3.10 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS – Fleener of
3.11 Eric Decker, WR, DEN – Briggs of
3.12 Percy Harvin, WR, MIN – Shane P. Hallam of


4.01 Wes Welker, WR, NE – Shane P. Hallam of
4.02 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN – Briggs of
4.03 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB – Fleener of
4.04 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD – David Gonos of
4.05 Vick Ballard, RB, IND – Micah James of
4.06 Randall Cobb, WR, GB – Dave Cherney of
4.07 Michael Crabtree, WR, SF – Nick Raducanu of
4.08 Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET – Jim Day of
4.09 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI – Bill Riccette of
4.10 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB – J.J. Zachariason of
4.11 Aaron Hernandez, TE, NE – Zhan Mourning of
4.12 Marques Colston, WR, NO – Jake Ciely of


5.01 Jason Witten, TE, DAL – Jake Ciely of
5.02 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND – Zhan Mourning of
5.03 Steve Smith, WR, CAR – J.J. Zachariason of
5.04 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG – Bill Riccette of
5.05 Mike Wallace, WR, PIT – Jim Day of
5.06 Tom Brady, QB, NE – Nick Raducanu of
5.07 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN – Dave Cherney of
5.08 Stevie Johnson, WR, BUF – Micah James of
5.09 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS – David Gonos of
5.10 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT — Fleener of
5.11 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC — Briggs of
5.12 Lamar Miller, RB, MIA — Shane P. Hallam of


6.01 Cam Newton, QB, CAR — Shane P. Hallam of
6.02 Lance Moore, WR, NO — Briggs of
6.03 Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama Crimson Tide — Fleener of
6.04 Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF – David Gonos of
6.05 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET – Micah James of
6.06 Reggie Bush, RB, MIA – Dave Cherney of
6.07 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, FA – Nick Raducanu of
6.08 Andrew Luck, QB, IND – Jim Day of
6.09 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL – Bill Riccette of
6.10 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR – J.J. Zachariason of
6.11 Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI – Zhan Mourning of
6.12 J.J. Watt, DE, HOU – Jake Ciely of


7.01  Greg Jennings, WR, GB – Jake Ciely of
7.02 James Jones, WR, GB – Zhan Mourning of
7.03 Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC – J.J. Zachariason of
7.04 Luke Kuechly, LB, CAR – Bill Riccette of
7.05 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL– Jim Day of
7.06 Patrick Willis, LB, SF – Nick Raducanu of
7.07 Miles Austin, WR, DAL – Dave Cherney of
7.08 Ryan Williams, RB, ARI – Micah James of
7.09 Willis McGahee, RB, DEN – David Gonos of
7.10 Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN — Fleener of
7.11 Clay Mathews, LB, GB — Briggs of
7.12 Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC — Shane P. Hallam of


8.01 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR — Shane P. Hallam of
8.02 Donald Brown, RB, IND — Briggs of
8.03 Giovani Bernard, RB, UNC– Fleener of
8.04 Danny Amendola, WR, STL – David Gonos of
8.05 Andre Brown, RB, NYG – Micah James of
8.06 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF – Dave Cherney of
8.07 Daryl Richardson, RB, STL – Nick Raducanu of
8.08 Mike Williams, WR, TB – Jim Day of
8.09 Bryce Brown, RB, PHI – Bill Riccette of
8.10 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL – J.J. Zachariason of
8.11  Josh Gordon, WR, CLE– Zhan Mourning of
8.12 Danario Alexander, WR, SD – Jake Ciely of


9.01 Daryl Washington, LB, ARI – Jake Ciely of
9.02 Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin – Zhan Mourning of
9.03 T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND – J.J. Zachariason of
9.04 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA – Bill Riccette of
9.05 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI – Jim Day of
9.06 Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, NYG – Nick Raducanu of
9.07 Denarius Moore, WR, OAK – Dave Cherney of
9.08 Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL – Micah James of
9.09 Lavonte David, LB, TB – David Gonos of
9.10 Vernon Davis, TE, SF — Fleener of
9.11 Von Miller, LB, DEN — Briggs of
9.12 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN — Shane P. Hallam of


10.01 Cordarelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee — Shane P. Hallam of
10.02 Cedric Benson, RB, GB — Briggs of
10.03 Aldon Smith, LB, SF — Fleener of
10.04 Ben Tate, RB, HOU – David Gonos of
10.05 Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET – Micah James of
10.06 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR – Dave Cherney of
10.07 DuJuan Harris, RB, GB – Nick Raducanu of
10.08 Owen Daniels, TE, HOU – Jim Day of
10.09 James Laurinaitis, LB, STL – Bill Riccette of
10.10 Kendall Wright, WR, TEN – J.J. Zachariason of
10.11 Antonio Gates, TE, SD – Zhan Mourning of
10.12 Mark Ingream, RB, NO – Jake Ciely of


11.01 Stepfan Taylor, RB, FA – Jake Ciely of
11.02 Shane Vereen, RB, NE – Zhan Mourning of
11.03 Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ – J.J. Zachariason of
11.04 Marcus Lattimore, RB, FA – Bill Riccette of
11.05 Lance Dunbar, RB, DAL – Jim Day of
11.06 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN – Nick Raducanu of
11.07 Vincent Brown, WR, SD – Dave Cherney of
11.08 Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI – Micah James of
11.09 Jermaine Gresham, TE, CIN – David Gonos of
11.10 Jared Allen, DE, MIN — Fleener of
11.11 Heath Miller, TE, PIT — Briggs of
11.12 Sidney Rice, WR, SEA — Shane P. Hallam of


12.01 Robert Turbin, RB, SEA — Shane P. Hallam of
12.02 Ryan Broyles, WR, DET — Briggs of
12.03 Anquan Boldin, WR, BAL — Fleener of
12.04 Tony Romo, QB, DAL -– David Gonos of
12.05 Bobby Wagner, LB, SEA – Micah James of
12.06 Navorro Bowman, LB, SF – Dave Cherney of
12.07 Brandon Lloyd, WR ,NE – Nick Raducanu of
12.08 Jerod Mayo, LB, NE – Jim Day of
12.09 Geno Adkins, DL, CIN – Bill Riccette of
12.10 Sean Lee, LB, DAL – J.J. Zachariason of
12.11 David Akers, K, SF – Zhan Mourning of (auto-pick)
12.12 Paul Posluszny, LB, JAC – Jake Ciely of


13.01 Eli Manning, QB, NYG – Jake Ciely of
13.02 Chad Greenway, LB, MIN – Zhan Mourning of
13.03 Curtis Lofton, LB, NO – J.J. Zachariason of
13.04 Keenan Allen, WR, Rookie – Bill Riccette of
13.05 Mario Williams, DE, BUF – Jim Day of
13.06 Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL – Nick Raducanu of
13.07 Andre Ellington, RB, Rookie – Dave Cherney of
13.08 Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN – Micah James of
13.09 Derrick Johnson, LB, KC – David Gonos of
13.10 Shonn Greene, RB, NYJ — Fleener of
13.11 Jonathan Dwyer, RB, PIT — Briggs of
13.12 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB — Shane P. Hallam of


14.01 Colin McCarthy, LB, TEN — Shane P. Hallam of
14.02 DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Rookie — Briggs of
14.03 Cameron Wake, DE, MIA — Fleener of
14.04 Calais Campbell, DE, ARI – David Gonos of
14.05 Robert Quinn, DE, STL– Micah James of
14.06 Desmond Bishop, LB, GB – Dave Cherney of
14.07 Greg Hardy, DE, CAR – Nick Raducanu of
14.08 Kendall Hunter, RB, SF – Jim Day of
14.09 Terrell Suggs, DE, BAL – Bill Riccette of
14.10 Donald Butler, LB, SD – J.J. Zachariason of
14.11 LaMichael James, RB, SF – Zhan Mourning of
14.12 Harrison Smith, D, MIN – Jake Ciely of


15.01 Jonathan Franklin, RB, FA – Jake Ciely of
15.02 Sean Weatherspoon, LB, ATL – Zhan Mourning of
15.03 Charles Johnson, DE, CAR – J.J. Zachariason of
15.04 Vontaze Burfict, LB, CIN – Bill Riccette of
15.05 Morgan Burnett, S, GB – Jim Day of
15.06 Richard Sherman, CB, SEA – Nick Raducanu of
15.07 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT – Dave Cherney of
15.08 Carlos Dunlap, DE, CIN – Micah James of
15.09 Elvis Dumervil, DE, DEN – David Gonos of
15.10 Darrelle Revis, CB, NYJ — Fleener of
15.11 Patrick Peterson, CB, ARI — Briggs of
15.12 Philip Rivers, QB, SD — Shane P. Hallam of


16.01 Brian Cushing, LB, HOU — Shane P. Hallam of
16.02 Tavon Austin, WR, Rookie — Briggs of
16.03 Tyler Eifert, TE, Rookie — Fleener of
16.04 Eric Berry, S, KC – David Gonos of
16.05 Jerrell Freeman, LB, IND – Micah James of
16.06 Julius Peppers, DE, CHI – Dave Cherney of
16.07 Chandler Jones, DE, NE – Nick Raducanu of
16.08 Josh Freeman, QB, TB – Jim Day of
16.09 Joe Flacco, QB, BAL – Bill Riccette of
16.10 Bruce Irvin, DE, SEA – J.J. Zachariason of
16.11 Andy Dalton, QB, CIN – Zhan Mourning of
16.12 Michael Vick, QB, PHI – Jake Ciely of


17.01 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL – Jake Ciely of
17.02 Lawrence Timmons, LB, PIT – Zhan Mourning of
17.03 Brian Quick, WR, STL – J.J. Zachariason of
17.04 Dwayne Allen, TE, IND – Bill Riccette of
17.05 D’Qwell Jackson, LB, CLE – Jim Day of
17.06 Martellus Bennett, TE, NYG – Nick Raducanu of
17.07 Chris Givens, WR, STL – Dave Cherney of
17.08 Sam Bradford, QB, STL – Micah James of
17.09 Mike Gillislee, RB, Rookie – David Gonos of
17.10 Ndamukong Suh, DT, DET — Fleener of
17.11 Chris Long, DE, STL — Briggs of
17.12 Le’Veon Bell, RB, Rookie — Shane P. Hallam of


18.01 Rueben Randle, WR, NYG — Shane P. Hallam of
18.02 Cameron Jordan, DE, NO — Briggs of
18.03 Wesley Woodard, LB, DEN — Fleener of
18.04 Mark Barron, SS, TB – David Gonos of
18.05 Brian Hartline, WR, MIA – Micah James of
18.06 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, PIT – Dave Cherney of
18.07 Isaiah Pead, RB, STL – Nick Raducanu of
18.08 Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ – Jim Day of
18.09 Jairus Byrd, S, BUF – Bill Riccette of
18.10 Christopher Ivory, RB, NO – J.J. Zachariason of
18.11 Kam Chancellor, S, SEA – Zhan Mourning of
18.12 Eric Weddle, S, SD – Jake Ciely of


19.01 Demarcus Ware, DL, DAL – Jake Ciely of
19.02 Michael Johnson, DE, CIN – Zhan Mourning of
19.03 Golden Tate, WR, SEA – J.J. Zachariason of
19.04 Greg Little, WR, CLE – Bill Riccette of
19.05 Justin Tuck, DE, NYG – Jim Day of
19.06 Dannell Ellerbe, LB, BAL – Nick Raducanu of
19.07 Zach Ertz, TE, Rookie – Dave Cherney of
19.08 Ezekiel Ansah, DE, Rookie – Micah James of
19.09 Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR – David Gonos of
19.10 — Fleener of
19.11 — Briggs of
19.12 — Shane P. Hallam of


20.01 — Shane P. Hallam of
20.02 — Briggs of
20.03 — Fleener of
20.04 – David Gonos of
20.05 – Micah James of
20.06 – Dave Cherney of
20.07 – Nick Raducanu of
20.08 – Jim Day of
20.09 – Bill Riccette of
20.10 – J.J. Zachariason of
20.11 – Zhan Mourning of
20.12 – Jake Ciely of


21.01 – Jake Ciely of
21.02 – Zhan Mourning of
21.03 – J.J. Zachariason of
21.04 – Bill Riccette of
21.05 – Jim Day of
21.06 – Nick Raducanu of
21.07 – Dave Cherney of
21.08 – Micah James of
21.09 – David Gonos of
21.10 — Fleener of
21.11 — Briggs of
21.12 — Shane P. Hallam of


22.01 — Shane P. Hallam of
22.02 — Briggs of
22.03 — Fleener of
22.04 – David Gonos of
22.05 – Micah James of
22.06 – Dave Cherney of
22.07 – Nick Raducanu of
22.08 – Jim Day of
22.09 – Bill Riccette of
22.10 – J.J. Zachariason of
22.11 – Zhan Mourning of
22.12 – Jake Ciely of
We hope this Fantasy Football Mock Draft 2013 will help you in your preparation for another awesome Fantasy season!

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