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Fantasy Football Post-NFL Draft Dynasty Rookie Mock

Fantasy Football Post-NFL Draft Dynasty Rookie Mock

How differently would have Dak Prescott’s career-path gone had he been drafted by a team like the Browns? Or how about Russell Wilson, who was supposed to be the backup to Matt Flynn? Davante Adams may have never been given another chance if he wasn’t on the Packers with Aaron Rodgers throwing to him. The NFL Draft can dramatically change things for a player, especially in dynasty rookie drafts.

Back by popular demand, we’ve re-assembled the analysts from our March mock draft in order to bring you an updated version of the cheat sheet to bring with you to your drafts. If you wanted to compare the two side-by-side, you can find the March draft article here. Some names went much earlier than anticipated, while others fell down the board due to their lackluster situation. If you’d like to find any of the fine gentleman who took place in this draft, I’ll include their Twitter handles at the bottom of this article.

ROUND ONE

PICK FRANCHISE SELECTION
1.01 Proctor WR Corey Davis
1.02 Davidson RB Christian McCaffrey
1.03 Franciscovich RB Joe Mixon
1.04 Parsons RB Leonard Fournette
1.05 Tagliere WR John Ross
1.06 Harmon RB Dalvin Cook
1.07 Fish WR Mike Williams
1.08 Clay TE O.J. Howard
1.09 Donovan RB Alvin Kamara
1.10 Smith RB Kareem Hunt
1.11 Silva RB Samaje Perine
1.12 Bloom TE Evan Engram

 

The first thing you’ll notice is that Leonard Fournette fell to the No. 4 pick, despite the fact that everyone knew he was going to the Jaguars. Part of the concern could be their unwillingness to address the offensive line position, though I’m an advocate of Fournette right after Corey Davis. Bengals running back Joe Mixon moved up to the No. 3 spot, which isn’t surprising considering we now know that he actually has a team.

The surprising pick in this round for me goes to Jody Smith, who took Kareem Hunt at No. 10 overall with names like JuJu Smith-Schuster and David Njoku available. While the landing spot couldn’t get much better with a tutor like Andy Reid, I’m not convinced he’s a better talent than Spencer Ware. Some say Ware fell off as the season went on, but it also coincided with their best run-blocking offensive lineman going down with an injury. When all is said and done, the top seven picks are consistent with what happened back in March.

My pick: Prior to the NFL Draft, Mike Williams would’ve been my selection here. But considering their landing spots, I felt more than comfortable selecting Ross over him.

ROUND TWO

PICK FRANCHISE SELECTION
2.01 Bloom WR JuJu Smith-Schuster
2.02 Silva RB Joe Williams
2.03 Smith WR Zay Jones
2.04 Donovan TE David Njoku
2.05 Clay WR Curtis Samuel
2.06 Fish WR Chris Godwin
2.07 Harmon WR Carlos Henderson
2.08 Tagliere RB D’Onta Foreman
2.09 Parsons RB James Connor
2.10 Franciscovich RB Jamaal Williams
2.11 Davidson RB Marlon Mack
2.12 Proctor RB Jeremy McNichols

 

There were four names taken in the second round that weren’t selected in the top-24 picks just one and a half months ago. The first being the 49ers new running back Joe Williams, who Evan Silva drafted at pick 2.02. He was the 34th pick off the board in March, a 20-pick difference, the most of any player in the drafts. Silva is likely counting on Williams being somewhat of Tevin Coleman in Kyle Shanahan’s offense, while Carlos Hyde acts as Devonta Freeman in San Francisco.

Another name included was James Connor, who is now one of the most valuable handcuff’s in fantasy football behind Le’Veon Bell.  Jamaal Williams went to Matt Franciscovich before I could take him in the third round, and he is someone that can provide massive value should the Packers decide that Ty Montgomery isn’t fit for first and second down work. Lastly, Jeremy McNichols was taken at the tail-end of the second round by John Proctor, which wasn’t far off his 3.01 selection in March. A very risky pick, as he is reportedly fighting for a roster spot in Tampa Bay.

My pick: I was sniped by Pete Davidson at the end of this round, as I’d hoped Marlon Mack would last until my pick at 3.05. While I’m not upset with my pick of D’Onta Foreman, Mack is one of my favorite late second-round/early third-round targets.

ROUND THREE

PICK FRANCHISE SELECTION
3.01 Proctor WR Cooper Kupp
3.02 Davidson WR Taywan Taylor
3.03 Franciscovich WR Ryan Switzer
3.04 Parsons TE Adam Shaheen
3.05 Tagliere RB Wayne Gallman
3.06 Harmon WR Kenny Golladay
3.07 Fish WR ArDarius Stewart
3.08 Clay WR Chad Williams
3.09 Donovan WR KD Cannon
3.10 Smith RB Aaron Jones
3.11 Silva WR Josh Reynolds
3.12 Bloom QB Deshaun Watson

 

This round started out the way last one ended, with Davidson sniping me with the pick of Taywan Taylor at 3.02. He did move slightly down my board with his landing spot (he’s the No. 4 or 5 target in the Titans passing game), but it was a solid pick. Parsons went with his guy Adam Shaheen again, the same he did in the March mock when he took him at 3.12. Sigmund Bloom took the first quarterback off the board at 3.12 with Deshaun Watson, which is right around where he should go in most drafts, though it was shocking to see him taken over Patrick Mahomes.

The biggest question mark of this round was Franciscovich took Ryan Switzer at 3.03 with names like ArDarius Stewart (my favorite pick of the round) and Kenny Golladay still on the board. Switzer’s talent isn’t the question for me, just rather his opportunity with Cole Beasley playing the same exact role, and well I might add. Jody Smith snagged Aaron Jones late in the third-round, which was much later than I thought he’d go. It was a value pick for Smith, and one that Silva would’ve likely jumped on at 3.11.

My pick: When I wrote up my scouting profile on all these players, I had ideal landing spots in mind, and Wayne Gallman landed in one of his. Paul Perkins may not be suited to handle a three-down role, but Gallman showed that he could do just that in college. This Giants team is filled with weapons that’ll put up massive points, which makes the running back position very valuable.

ROUND FOUR

PICK FRANCHISE SELECTION
4.01 Bloom WR Dede Westbrook
4.02 Silva QB Patrick Mahomes
4.03 Smith QB DeShone Kizer
4.04 Donovan TE Gerald Everett
4.05 Clay WR Josh Malone
4.06 Fish WR Amara Darboh
4.07 Harmon WR Ishmael Zamora
4.08 Tagliere TE Jake Butt
4.09 Parsons RB Elijah Hood
4.10 Franciscovich RB Tarik Cohen
4.11 Davidson TE Jordan Leggett
4.12 Proctor QB Mitch Trubisky

 

There were three quarterbacks to come off the board in this round, including Smith’s decision to go DeShone Kizer over Mitch Trubisky, who went nine picks later. The biggest faller of the draft was Dede Westbrook, who went to Bloom at 4.01. Going back to the March draft, Westbrook was taken at 2.09, meaning he fell 16 spots overall. It doesn’t help that a story was leaked about him being the first player to get kicked out of an NFL Combine interview.

Matt Harmon decided to take the plunge on Ishmael Zamora at 4.07, knowing that he just signed with the Raiders. Talent has never been the question with Zamora, so to know that he now has a home (and a good one, at that), this may be the steal of the draft.

My pick: There wasn’t a better landing spot for Jake Butt than the Broncos. They have a need at the tight end position and their top-two pass catchers will both be over 30 years old by the end of the season. If Butt hadn’t torn his ACL, he would’ve been considered a Day 2 pick in the NFL Draft. To get him near the end of the fourth-round, I’m happy.

What We Learned

A lot can change in the span of just over one month with rookies. Heck, there is a lot that will change by the time the season starts with all of these players. Will they move up the depth chart? Will they learn the playbook right away? Can they pass-block in order to earn valuable snaps in the backfield? All of these questions will be answered over the next few months, but until then, this should have given you a head start on the situation they’re in.

Evan Silva – @evansilva
Sigmund Bloom – @sigmundblooom
Matt Franciscovich – @mattfranchise
Jody Smith – @jodysmithnfl
Scott Fish – @scottfish24
Jeff Donovan – @jeffdonovan_ff
Pete Davidson – @rotobahn
John Proctor – @johnproctordfs
Mike Tagliere – @miketaglierenfl
Russell Clay – @russelljclay
Matt Harmon – @mattharmon_byb
Chad Parsons – @chadparsonsnfl


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Mike Tagliere is a featured writer at FantasyPros. For more from Mike, check out his archive and follow him @MikeTagliereNFL.

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