FantasyPros Football Podcast: Riskiest Players to Draft w/ Pat Mayo

Aug 4, 2018

Deshaun Watson finished as one of 2018’s top fantasy quarterbacks, but still failed to meet the lofty draft hype.

Welcome to the latest episode of the FantasyPros Football Podcast. The show is hosted by Bobby Sylvester (@bobbyfantasypro) and Mike Tagliere (@MikeTagliereNFL). Throughout the NFL season, we’ll be interviewing featured experts and team correspondents who will offer insight to help your squads.

We’re bringing the Pay Mayo Experience to our latest episode and in today’s show, we’re taking turns naming who we feel are the riskiest players to draft this year. Before we get into that though, Tags is explaining his reasoning behind why he said in another episode that he’d take John Ross over Kenny Golladay (1:40). We’re also giving our thoughts on news about Christian McCaffrey’s workload (6:35), Josh Gordon’s time away from the team (9:30), and what that might mean for Jarvis Landry. Tags kicks things off naming Deshaun Watson as his first risky pick (21:29). Listen in to find out who else gets named including some friendly disagreement on Sony Michel (40:04) and Alex Collins (1:00:13).

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2Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
3Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
4Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
5Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
6DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
7Davante Adams (GB)WR
8David Johnson (ARI)RB
9Le'Veon Bell (NYJ)RB
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16Michael Thomas (NO)WR
17Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
18JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)WR
19Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
20Antonio Brown (OAK)WR
21George Kittle (SF)TE
22Mike Evans (TB)WR
23T.Y. Hilton (IND)WR
24A.J. Green (CIN)WR
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28Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
29Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
30Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
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3Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
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5J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
6Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
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8Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
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10Trevor Story (COL)SS
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14Trea Turner (WSH)SS
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16Paul Goldschmidt (STL)1B
17Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
18Chris Sale (BOS)SP
19Blake Snell (TB)SP
20Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
21Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
22Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
23Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
24Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
25Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
26Adalberto Mondesi (KC)2B,SS
27Jose Ramirez (CLE)2B,3B
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29Trevor Bauer (CLE)SP
30Anthony Rendon (WSH)3B
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16Jimmy Butler (PHI)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (CHA)PG
18Kyrie Irving (BOS)PG,SG
19Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
26Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
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29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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