I’m participating in a Dynasty Startup Draft that began on Saturday, March 21. We start 11 players including one SuperFlex spot, essentially rendering this a two-quarterback league. It’s full PPR, but tight ends receive 1.5 points per reception (TE Premium). The draft structure is third-round reversal rather than traditional snake.
I’ll live blog this draft as much as I possibly can over the next few days.
I drew the first pick, and John Ferguson, our XFL specialist, drew second. New ETR Dynasty specialist Pat Kerrane drew the 1.09 slot.
I linked each analyst’s Twitter handle to their name in the first round so that you can follow them on social media if you weren’t already.
1.01. Evan Silva, Establish The Run — Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey
My decision came down to McCaffrey versus Patrick Mahomes. An elite young quarterback’s shelf life could span a decade or longer, but my gamble is on McCaffrey providing a greater short-term advantage at a shallower and scarcer position. (I want to win now.) Last year, McCaffrey outpaced the next-best running back in this league’s scoring by over eight points per game. This league’s settings require we start two running backs — at minimum — and up to seven — and drafting on the ends of each round is going to make running back accumulation especially difficult. Even in two-quarterback and SuperFlex leagues, I’ve had a lot of past success scraping by with “streamer” type signal callers, scrounging for later-round QB value, and even using the waiver wire to scrap for guys like Drew Lock and Jeff Driskel. Quarterback is the deepest position in fantasy. This was the reasoning I used to break that Mahomes-CMC tie.
1.02. John Ferguson, Establish The Run — Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes
You may not find this as amusing as I did, but when Eliot Crist “announced” the league participants, he linked to CNN White House correspondent John J. Harwood in Ferguson’s place. From a draft standpoint, I don’t think Ferguson’s decision was especially difficult. Sure, he could have gone with Saquon Barkley and been fine. He could have drafted another not-to-be-named-yet quarterback and been fine. (I won’t mention not-yet-drafted players in these writeups.) I can think of at least one wide receiver that would have been justifiable here. But Mahomes gives Ferguson a meaningful short-term edge and an especially significant long-term advantage, and if I were drawing up an optimal SuperFlex Dynasty first round, McCaffrey and Mahomes would be my 1.01 and 1.02 picks in no particular order.
1.03. Graham Barfield, NFL.com — Giants RB Saquon Barkley
Even despite last year’s high ankle sprain that cost him three weeks and limited him in several others, Barkley’s 3,469 yards from scrimmage rank third among running backs in their first two NFL seasons over the last decade behind Chris Johnson (3,997) and Le’Veon Bell (3.474). Johnson missed only one game in his first two seasons and received 81 more combined touches, while Bell touched the ball 41 more times than Barkley in years one and two. Barkley’s all-purpose game is superior to both of them, and the Giants have cobbled together a promising, youthful offense in which a healthy Saquon should thrive. I think Barfield maximized his 1.03 pick.
1.04. Ben Gretch, CBS Sports — Saints WR Michael Thomas
Gretch probably had the toughest first-round decision so far, but it wasn’t that tough. Not only does Thomas absolutely shred in full-PPR leagues — he’s led the NFL in receptions in consecutive years and caught 100-plus in three straight — Thomas should have a good half-decade of quality play left after just turning 27. Thomas’ lack of deep-speed reliance also suggests his shelf life will be longer than most. By averaging 8.4 catches for 110.2 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game in Teddy Bridgewater‘s five 2019 starts, Thomas flashed matchup-proof scoring capability, comforting since Drew Brees is 41 years old.
1.05. Rich Hribar, Sharp Football — Ravens QB Lamar Jackson
There it is; Jackson would’ve been a justifiable pick as early as 1.01 in SuperFlex. I mentioned at the top how McCaffrey provided a colossal 2019 positional scoring advantage. Jackson was right there with him, outpacing the next highest-scoring quarterback by 6.2 points per game and offering a safe forward-thinking floor via rushing contributions. Jackson’s 9.0% passing TD Rate is bound for regression, but his aerial arrow can still point skyward with foot-hobbled Marquise Brown entering a healthy year two and third-year TE Mark Andrews continuing his own ascent. From OC Greg Roman on down to player personnel, Baltimore’s offensive continuity stands out. And Jackson’s passing acumen has improved steadily each year since his freshman season at Louisville.
1.06. Hribar — Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott
Hribar traded back into the first round in a deal with T.J. Calkins and Scott Barrett‘s co-owned team, which received Hribar’s second-rounder (2.08), ninth-rounder (9.08), and 2021 first-round rookie pick in exchange for 1.06 and 33.07. Calkins and Barrett — going forward, we’ll call them “CalKett” in the interest of brevity — will now draft back to back at 2.07 and 2.08 in the second round. Hribar very likely weighed Elliott and Jackson at the 1.05 slot and figured he may as well come away with both. I believe the compensation was fair; we’re at or near the end of the first tier of Dynasty startup picks, and next year’s first-round rookie selection won’t be worth a whole lot if Hribar’s team finishes high this season. Durable, versatile, and still only 24, Elliott is about as “safe” a draft choice as running backs get. Six picks in, we’ve got three backs, two quarterbacks, and one wideout off the board.
1.07. Derek Brown, Fantasy Data — Packers WR Davante Adams
I think it’s somewhat safe to say we’ve entered the second tier of Dynasty startup selections, even if Adams is awfully tier-one close. He turned 27 last Christmas Eve. He’s another wideout whose game isn’t built on long speed and should age well. Adams’ ball skills and post-catch production are elite, and he’s evolved into a route technician whose on-field bond with Aaron Rodgers is symbiotic. The Packers also have minimal target competition on the horizon. 2019 was the first year of Adams’ career where he battled any sort of debilitating injury. Once he returned from turf toe, Adams went bonkers for 122 yards and four touchdowns over Green Bay’s final five games (including playoffs). Adams is a short-term difference maker with ample long-term rope.
1.08. Eliot Crist, Commissioner — Texans QB Deshaun Watson
A longtime Watson advocate, Commissioner Crist got aggressive in selecting his boy despite Houston’s mind-boggling divorce with DeAndre Hopkins, whose wide receiver-quarterback connection with Watson was arguably strongest in the league. One of the few shining lights in a lost Texans organization, Watson is left with career role players Will Fuller, Kenny Stills, Randall Cobb, Keke Coutee, Darren Fells, Jordan Akins, and Duke Johnson as his primary weapons. With Hopkins and Watson separated, it will be very interesting to see just how big a box-score impact they made on each other. Nevertheless, I’m personally sticking with Watson at QB3 in all fantasy formats as a dynamic playmaker with perennial overall QB1 scoring capability, unique on-field playing urgency, and a relentless will to win.
1.09. Pat Kerrane, Establish The Run — Vikings RB Dalvin Cook
I know for sure Cook was considered as early as 1.07, but his injury history is an ongoing concern. He underwent three shoulder surgeries in college. He encountered more shoulder problems down the stretch of 2019. Cook also tore his ACL as a 2017 rookie and missed five games with a hamstring strain in 2018. Yet Cook has been an incredible producer when healthy, averaging 4.6 career yards per carry, 3.6 receptions per game, and 104.1 total yards across 29 NFL appearances. His rushing skill set is an optimal fit in OC Gary Kubiak‘s zone scheme. And he won’t turn 25 until August. Cook’s risk is tangible, but his ceiling is sky high from talent and systemic standpoints. The Vikings want him to be the focal point of their offense for the foreseeable future.
1.10. Matt Gajewski, RotoGrinders — Cardinals QB Kyler Murray
Some folks on Twitter who’ve been following this draft thought Murray deserved to go a pick or two earlier. I understand that. I also know Matt was pretty thrilled to land Kyler here. I talked to him after the pick. He considered one very young slot receiver (not naming names) and a high-profile running back, but in SuperFlex scoring knew Murray would never make it back to him near the top of the second round. Matt’s got an outside chance the receiver or running back might. Engineering a severely talent-deficient offense, Murray finished as fantasy’s QB11 as a rookie. The Cardinals are dropping All-Pro WR DeAndre Hopkins into the spot occupied by fringe NFLers Damiere Byrd, KeeSean Johnson, and Trent Sherfield, while Murray’s rushing ability heightens both his floor and ceiling as a dual-threat quarterback offering short- and long-term competitive scoring advantages.
1.11. Ray Garvin, Dynasty League Football — Saints RB Alvin Kamara
This is straight from Ray, who played defensive back at Chadron State and later Texas Southern and provides a unique Dynasty League perspective: “Even in a SuperFlex format, my round one plans never included Alvin Kamara at 1.11,” Ray admitted. “But there he was. My only other potential decision was taking Kyler Murray, but he went one pick before my selection. While he’s not in the same tier as Christian McCaffrey or Saquon Barkley, Kamara is an elite fantasy back in an efficient New Orleans offense that just added another space creator in Emmanuel Sanders. Coming off a down season, Kamara still finished RB9 in PPR formats. I took the value and upside here.”
1.12. Curtis Patrick, RotoViz — Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill
From Curtis: “I think we still haven’t seen Tyreek Hill‘s peak, tied to the best quarterback in the game in an offense that will always provide scoring opportunities. Entering his age-26 season, among wide receivers in his age range, Hill is the one I think has the best shot at a Julio Jones-level run until age 30.” Indeed, Hill may have an untapped ceiling as a young wideout in an optimal environment. Travis Kelce is no spring chicken — he turns 31 in early October — and the Chiefs forgave Hill for his off-field misdeeds by signing him through 2022 last Fall. Hill leads the NFL in yards per target over the past three years (10.64), and only DeAndre Hopkins (31) scored more receiving TDs than Hill (26) during that span.
2.01. Patrick — Bucs WR Chris Godwin
More from Curtis: “He’s in perfect position to lock in as Tom Brady‘s new Julian Edelman.” Expect to hear the Godwin-Edelman-Brady connection on nearly every fantasy football podcast you listen to this offseason. I know because I’ve drawn the same parallel myself. Whether it comes to fruition or not, 24-year-old Godwin is a premium Dynasty asset whose physical, between-the-numbers, and superior-athleticism game should render him largely quarterback and matchup proof. From Edelman to Wes Welker, Troy Brown to Danny Amendola, and Rob Gronkowski to Aaron Hernandez, Brady’s passing skill set has long been complemented by interior winners. Under Bruce Arians‘ tutelage — he previously mentored Hines Ward, Reggie Wayne, and Larry Fitzgerald — Godwin is on pace to become the best slot receiver in the league.
2.02. Garvin — 49ers TE George Kittle
Garvin followed up his first-round Kamara pick by making Kittle this draft’s first tight end selected. Kittle is almost exactly four years younger than Travis Kelce and nearly three years younger than Zach Ertz, while tight ends see a boost in this league’s scoring with 1.5 points per reception. As there was almost no chance of Kittle making it back to Garvin at pick 3.02, this was a now-or-never situation regarding the league’s premier all-purpose tight end.
2.03. Gajewski — Bengals RB Joe Mixon
Gajewski book ended his Kyler Murray pick with Mixon, who overcame overwhelmingly adverse offensive conditions to average 96.3 yards from scrimmage per game and score 21 TDs over the last two years. Mixon’s arrow should point skyward with Tyler Boyd and John Ross returning, A.J. Green retained on the franchise tag, 2019 first-round pick Jonah Williams back healthy, Joe Burrow coming aboard, and Cincinnati’s coaching staff maintaining continuity. A top-12 fantasy back in each of the last two seasons, 23-year-old Mixon is well worthy of this draft’s 2.03 pick.
2.04. Kerrane — Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins
Changing teams, quarterbacks, and offensive systems fosters obvious risk, but Hopkins’ physicality, ball skills, and route creativity will travel to Arizona. Hopkins “fell” to the top of round two because of his less-certain situation and age, turning 28 in June. If still paired with Deshaun Watson, Hopkins probably would’ve remained a first-round Dynasty Startup pick. After securing Dalvin Cook in round one, Kerrane accepted Hopkins’ risk as his WR1 and this draft’s overall WR5. I must admit I’m down on Hopkins as it pertains to 2020 re-draft leagues but could not have passed on him at 2.04 in this format.
2.05. Gretch — Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor
Gretch isn’t shy about his affinity for Taylor, trading up to 2.05 with Crist, who received the 2.09 pick and upgraded from No. 8.08 to 6.04 in a pick swap later on. Taylor’s resume is truly exceptional; he averaged over 2,000 rushing yards per season in Madison, posted a robust 26/252/5 receiving line in his final year, and runs 4.39 at 5-foot-10, 226, good for a 98th-percentile Speed Score. And his injury history is nearly nonexistent. Based on tape study, NFL Films’ Greg Cosell likened Taylor to Ezekiel Elliott. Taylor needs to clean up his ball security and lacks extensive pass-blocking experience, but he has all the appearances of a day-one starter with every-down-back capability.
2.06. Brown — Panthers WR D.J. Moore
Brown starts WR-WR, pairing Moore with Davante Adams. Moore is coming off a sensational sophomore season, finishing ninth in the NFL in receiving yards, seventh among wideouts in missed tackles forced, 12th in Air Yards, and 17th in yards per route run while establishing himself as a true No. 1 wide receiver at age twenty two. And Moore did the vast majority of his damage with backup-caliber QB Kyle Allen. Moore’s YAC-oriented game perfectly complements new starter Teddy Bridgewater‘s short to intermediate style in a Carolina offense that’s being built around a youthful corps of McCaffrey (24 in June), Curtis Samuel (24 in August), Ian Thomas (24 in June), Teddy (27), and Moore (23).
2.07. Crist — Raiders RB Josh Jacobs
Another trade. Crist jumped from pick 2.09 to pick 2.07, sending Calkins and Barrett his 2021 third-round rookie pick to make the two-spot climb. A timeshare back at Alabama, Jacobs quickly asserted himself as one of the NFL’s premier rushers, leading the league in PFF’s Elusive Rating and missed tackles forced (69) and ranking No. 6 in yards after contact per rushing attempt (3.5). The jury remains out on Jacobs’ receiving value. The Raiders played Jalen Richard ahead of Jacobs on passing downs as a rookie, then re-signed Richard to a two-year, $7 million deal shortly after the season. Jacobs finished a fairly mediocre 23rd among 51 qualified backs in Football Outsiders’ receiving DVOA and averaged just 1.13 yards per route run, 29th among 40 qualifiers. The Raiders need to make more of a commitment to feeding Jacobs in the passing game for him to reach his box-score ceiling.
2.08. Hribar — Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster
Another trade, and this one was a blockbuster. Calkins and Barrett sent Hribar this year’s 2.08 pick and 32.06 in exchange for 5.08, 6.05, next year’s second-round rookie pick, 2022’s second-round rookie pick, and $500 in blind bidding. (We are each allotted $1,000.) Hribar likely got aggressive because Smith-Schuster probably should have gone a few slots earlier. His stock in both re-draft and Dynasty has slipped due largely to recency bias after Ben Roethlisberger missed nearly all of last season and JuJu himself battled a concussion and injuries to his toe and knee. This is still a 23-year-old receiver who was a fringe first-round pick in 2019 season-long drafts. Since Smith-Schuster entered the league in 2017, only five NFL wideouts have cleared 200 catches, 2,500 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 9.0 yards per target. They are Tyreek Hill, Julio Jones, Mike Evans, Michael Thomas, and Smith-Schuster, and JuJu is the youngest among them by a nearly three-year margin.
2.09. Barfield — Chiefs TE Travis Kelce
Yet another trade. Barfield received the 2.09 pick from Calkins and Barrett in exchange for 2.10 and next year’s third-round rookie pick. Kelce becomes the second tight end drafted, lasting this long mainly due to his age. Kelce has shown no noticeable signs of slowdown — he finished as the No. 1 overall fantasy tight end in three of the last four seasons — but turns 31 in early October. Nevertheless, Kelce will give Barfield a significant short-term edge in TE Premium scoring as the NFL’s top receiving tight end in the league’s top passing attack. Barfield’s team so far consists of Kelce and Saquon Barkley.
2.10. Silva — Cowboys WR Amari Cooper
And another one. Here, I sent my sixth- and tenth-round picks plus my 2021 first-round rookie selection to Calkins and Barrett in exchange for 2.10, 31.07, and a 2021 third-round rookie pick. Since we have to start 11 players each week — and there is no kicker or defense — Calkins and Barrett’s strategy is to surrender premium draft slots in exchange for multiple middle-rounders and future rookie picks, ideally creating a competitive short-term roster heavy on depth with potential for long-term dominance. I don’t think they are “tanking” this year. I seriously considered Nick Chubb here but am not thrilled with his passing-game resume or outlook. So I opted for Cooper, who turns 26 in June and since joining Dallas has averaged 5.4 catches, 77.6 yards, and 0.56 touchdowns in a 27-game sample, good for an 87/1,242/9 16-game extrapolation. I love the short- and long-range prospects of the Cowboys’ offense and the chemistry Cooper has developed with Dak Prescott.
2.11. Ferguson — Browns RB Nick Chubb
Receiving opportunity is Chubb’s shortcoming; he caught 13 passes combined over his final three college seasons, and his per-game target average nosedived from 4.0 to 2.1 after Kareem Hunt‘s suspension ended eight games into last year. In both college and the pros, Chubb’s teams have found ways to marginalize his passing-game usage. Hunt’s future with the Browns is year to year, however, and I don’t think Chubb lacks receiving capability. It’s an opportunity issue. Chubb remains a worthwhile second- to third-round pick in both re-draft and Dynasty formats as a truly elite ball carrier who, since taking over as Cleveland’s starter 26 games ago, has averaged 4.89 yards per carry, 105.5 total yards per game, and scored 16 TDs. The Browns are building a physical football team under new coach Kevin Stefanski and first-year GM Andrew Berry, paying big money to mauling RT Jack Conklin and pairing Austin Hooper with David Njoku for two-tight end flexibility. They also traded for powerful lead blocker Andy Janovich. Chubb will be their offensive centerpiece for the foreseeable future.
2.12. Silva — Titans WR A.J. Brown
My start is Christian McCaffrey–Amari Cooper–A.J. Brown. Since I won’t go back on the clock until the very last pick in round three, I wanted to make sure I drafted a player I’m especially excited about here. And a player I didn’t think there was any chance would make it back to me. Brown checks those boxes after an incredible rookie year where he wasn’t even a full-time player until Week 10, yet became just the sixth NFL rookie to clear 1,000 receiving yards and eight receiving TDs over the last decade. Brown led the league in yards per target (12.5), and only Michael Thomas (2.88) averaged more yards per route run than Brown (2.67). On the field, Brown reminded me of Terrell Owens in his prime.
3.01. Patrick — Cowboys QB Dak Prescott
Patrick starts WR-WR-QB, with Tyreek Hill, Chris Godwin, and Prescott as his first three picks. Prescott is QB5 off the board behind Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson, and Kyler Murray.
3.02. Garvin — Georgia RB D’Andre Swift
Swift is the second rookie selected behind Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor. Drawing comparisons to Alvin Kamara and Dalvin Cook, Swift is a dynamic combo back with a superior passing-game track record to Taylor. At the Combine, Swift blazed 4.48 at 5-foot-8, 212.
3.03. Gajewski — Eagles RB Miles Sanders
Sanders logged the 11th-most yards from scrimmage and sixth-most receiving yards by a rookie running back over the last decade, earned the coaching staff’s trust as a pass protector, committed only two fumbles on 229 touches after struggling with ball security at Penn State, and got better every week. The Eagles let Jordan Howard walk in free agency, paving the way for Sanders to take over as a true feature back.
3.04. Kerrane — Bucs WR Mike Evans
Here’s what Kerrane had to say about Evans at 3.04: “I get why Evans fell this far. Tom Brady is not a great fit for what he does best. The shallowest aDOT in Evans’ six-year career is 14, which matches Terry McLaurin‘s 2019 average depth of target. So, when we say Evans is a deep threat, we mean it. But this is also key: He’s one of the best wide receivers in NFL history. Evans has recorded over 1,000 yards every season he’s been in the league. He’s one of four wide receivers ever to have 7,000 yards by age 26 (Randy Moss, Larry Fitzgerald, and DeAndre Hopkins are the others.) And he’s not just a target hog being force fed yards. Evans has been incredibly efficient, recording a yards per route run above 2.0 in 5-of-6 seasons with a career YPPR average of 2.18 that would have ranked No. 10 in the NFL in 2019. Evans’ average is another wide receiver’s best season. Evans is also going on age 27 and still in his prime. I don’t think Brady will be bad enough to stop the force that is Mike Evans. Brady wasn’t even that bad on deep throws last year, ranking 18th in adjusted completion percentage on 20-plus-yard attempts. Jameis Winston was 14th. How will Evans ever manage without him?”
3.05. CalKett — Seahawks QB Russell Wilson
This is Calkins and Barrett’s first pick of the entire draft after they traded down incessantly throughout the first two and a half rounds, stockpiling middle-round Startup picks and rookie picks in next year’s draft. Wilson turns 32 later this year, but his exceptional football intelligence and pinpoint deep ball are here to stay, and his supporting cast has never been more impressive with D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett bookending each other at wideout and Greg Olsen joining Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister at tight end.
3.06. Brown — Eagles QB Carson Wentz
This is turning into a quarterback-heavy round with Wentz off the board as QB7. Although Wentz’s durability has become an ongoing concern — he’s missed time with a fractured vertebrae in his back, concussion, and ACL/LCL tear over the past three years and broke his wrist as a senior in college — Wentz just turned 27 in December and should have many productive years left. He played at an MVP level in 2017 and showed an ability to elevate teammates as his 2019 supporting cast dropped like flies.
3.07. Ferguson — Ravens TE Mark Andrews
Ferguson made Andrews this draft’s TE3 behind Kittle and Kelce, deserving for a 23-year-old tight end who ranked No. 4 and No. 2 in yards per route run at his position in Andrews’ first two NFL seasons and led all tight ends in receiving scores (10) as a sophomore.
3.08. Gretch — Broncos WR Courtland Sutton
After a solid-if-unspectacular rookie campaign, Sutton’s on-field play spiked to top-15 levels. A supremely tough cover, Sutton led all NFL wide receivers in penalties drawn, ranked top 12 among 86 qualified wide receivers in yards per route run, and finished 17th at his position in receiving yards (1,112) despite catching footballs from long-washed Joe Flacco, practice-squad type Brandon Allen, and raw rookie Drew Lock.
3.09. Gretch — Falcons WR Calvin Ridley
Gretch double taps wide receiver with another upward-trending phenom. We haven’t yet seen the best of Ridley, whose ascension remains in progress behind 31-year-old Julio Jones with Mohamed Sanu and Austin Hooper out of the picture in Atlanta. Through three rounds, Gretch’s team is composed of Jonathan Taylor and an obscene wideout triumvirate of Ridley, Sutton, and JuJu Smith-Schuster (JuJu was acquired following a trade with Hribar).
3.10. Hribar — Browns WR Odell Beckham
Beckham’s first year in Cleveland was a fantasy disaster relative to ADP, but wasn’t quite as catastrophic in historical context. He cleared 1,000 yards for the fifth time in six NFL seasons and ranked third in the league in Air Yards. OBJ’s 2019 would have been remembered more fondly had he simply scored a few more touchdowns, his TD-per-target rate bottoming out at a career-low 3%. (In his first five NFL seasons, Beckham’s combined TD Rate was 7.1%.) If Beckham can simply return to his career-norm rate stats, Hribar will have stolen the 27-year-old at pick 3.10.
3.11. Ferguson — Lions WR Kenny Golladay
Getting better every year, Golladay logged career highs in yards (1,190), touchdowns (11), yards per catch (18.3), yards per target (10.3), and yards per route run (2.03) in 2019 despite spending half the season catching passes from a combination of Jeff Driskel and David Blough. Through last year’s first eight games with Matthew Stafford under center, Golladay was on pace for 1,280 yards and 14 scores and averaged 2.19 YPRR. Golladay has a true No. 1 wide receiver’s skill set and is trending directly into perennial WR1 direction if he isn’t there already.
3.12. Crist — Bengals QB Joe Burrow
Crist traded up with me to grab Burrow at 3.12, surrendering downgrades in three later rounds (11th, 13th, 20th) to move up one pick for Burrow. (To be clear, I moved down one spot and got all three of those upward moves.) Crist is leaning into this league’s SuperFlex structure by drafting two quarterbacks in the first three rounds, pairing Burrow with Deshaun Watson.
4.01. Silva — Bills QB Josh Allen
I’m optimistic about Allen’s fantasy future, especially after Buffalo’s acquisition of Stefon Diggs. Last year — when Allen finished as fantasy’s QB8 — the Bills trotted out John Brown, Cole Beasley, and a combination of Duke Williams and Isaiah McKenzie at No. 3 wideout. This year, they’ll drop Diggs into the Williams/McKenzie role and anticipate a spike in playmaking efficiency. I also expect a step forward from 2019 rookie starter TE Dawson Knox. If I were buying 2020 futures, Allen would be among my favorite long-shot MVP bets.
4.02. Silva — Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy
This felt a tad early for Jeudy, but if I was going to get him, this was probably my last realistic chance since I’m scheduled to pick just once before the 7.12 slot. Jeudy’s college tape reveals a complete receiver on the Odell Beckham–Antonio Brown spectrum with No. 1 wideout usage in his future. My start to this draft is Christian McCaffrey–Amari Cooper–A.J. Brown–Josh Allen–Jerry Jeudy.
4.03. Kerrane — Packers RB Aaron Jones
Jones’ talent and situation warrant fourth-round or higher Dynasty Startup selection; I seriously considered Jones at 4.01 and 4.02. Jones’ original fifth-round draft capital, suspension and injury history, and consistent inability to stay out of RBBCs are the obstacles keeping him out of the top three rounds.
4.04. Barfield — Bears WR Allen Robinson
From Barfield: “Allen Robinson is two months older than Cooper Kupp and a full year younger than Keenan Allen, Odell Beckham, and Tyler Lockett.” Nick Foles may just be the best quarterback with whom Robinson has ever played after his college signal caller was Christian Hackenberg, and he’s dealt with Blake Bortles and Mitchell Trubisky in the pros.
4.05. Kerrane — Oklahoma WR CeeDee Lamb
Jeudy and Lamb are my top-two receiver prospects in this year’s draft, and they are the first two rookie wideouts to go off the board in this Startup. Whereas Jeudy is a pro-ready route runner with sensational body control, Lamb is a post-catch dominator with elite ball skills. Lamb also has a history of returning punts, a positive indicator for his NFL outlook.
4.06. CalKett — Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf
Calkins and Barrett used their second pick of this draft to “stack” Metcalf with Russell Wilson. Metcalf is one of just 14 rookie wide receivers over the last decade to clear 900 yards and seven receiving TDs, and his route tree expanded as his first season progressed.
4.07. Brown — Browns QB Baker Mayfield
Brown will gamble that Mayfield’s sophomore step back was induced by bad coaching, a viable line of reasoning. This pick gives Brown two quarterbacks and two wide receivers through four rounds with Mayfield joining Carson Wentz and Davante Adams and D.J. Moore as his first- and second-round selections.
4.08. Crist — Titans RB Derrick Henry
This league’s full-PPR scoring diminishes Henry’s value, in addition to his largely limited track record of NFL success and the short shelf life of running backs in general. But Dion Lewis‘ release improves Henry’s short-term passing-game outlook, and there aren’t two more dominant pure rushers in pro football.
4.09. Kerrane — Rams WR Cooper Kupp
Kupp joins Mike Evans and CeeDee Lamb in Kerrane’s receiver stable with Dalvin Cook and Aaron Jones at running back. Kerrane has yet to dip into the quarterback waters. Kupp wore down as his 2019 post-ACL-tear season progressed, but his final stat line (94/1,161/10) was still WR1 caliber, he turns 27 in June, and Kupp’s skill set best complements Jared Goff‘s playing style among the Rams’ receivers.
4.10. Gajewski — 49ers WR Deebo Samuel
Especially after the 49ers let Emmanuel Sanders walk and did little to replace him, Samuel looks primed for liftoff as a wideout I keep pushing up my Top 150 rankings. Not only was Samuel’s rookie season successful from a receiving standpoint, he added 2.26 fantasy points per game purely as a rusher. I think Samuel has the potential to become the NFL’s best rushing wide receiver, if he isn’t there already.
4.11. CalKett — Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa
Calkins and Barrett throw a bit of a late-fourth curveball with Tagovailoa, whose short-term impact is questionable considering his college hip injury and the likely loss of all NFL offseason workouts. In any scenario, we probably won’t see Tua play much before 2021. But Calkins and Barrett have shown they have no problem waiting on down-the-road dividends. They’ve made three picks so far: Tua, Russell Wilson, and D.K. Metcalf.
4.12. Patrick — Giants QB Daniel Jones
Patrick closes out round four with a swing for the fences. Jones had turnover problems as a rookie but flashed an immense ceiling by accounting for four or more touchdowns in four of his starts, touching 300 yards five times, and finishing No. 7 among NFL quarterbacks in rushing yards (279). His cast of weapons has explosive upside with Saquon Barkley in the backfield, Evan Engram at tight end, and Darius Slayton, Golden Tate, and Sterling Shepard at wideout.
5.01. Gretch — Bills WR Stefon Diggs
Gretch adds Diggs to his nasty wideout stable already comprised of Calvin Ridley, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Courtland Sutton. Gretch’s lone running back is rookie Jonathan Taylor, and he has not touched quarterback or tight end yet. Diggs is plenty worthwhile as a fringe fourth- or fifth-round Dynasty Startup pick, but it’s fair to question whether Diggs will maintain his past productivity in an increasingly deep Bills passing game that doesn’t specialize in volume or efficiency.
5.02. Garvin — Chargers RB Austin Ekeler
Ekeler could have gone anywhere in the previous two rounds and it would have been fine, in my opinion. I thought he might go early to mid fourth. Melvin Gordon is gone, Ekeler has missed just two games in his three-year career, he held up fantastically on 224 touches last season, and 2018 seventh-round pick Justin Jackson poses his lone current competition. Ekeler also stands a better chance of long-term sustainability than most running backs due to his receiving-first game.
5.03. Gajewski — Ravens WR Marquise Brown
Gajewski continues to build a balanced roster with 1QB (Kyler Murray), 2RBs (Joe Mixon, Miles Sanders), and 2WRs (Deebo Samuel, Marquise Brown). Brown projects as a high-variance producer with lower target projections on a run-first team but an obvious every-week starter in a format like this. Gajewski will have to live through Brown’s ups and downs, which is where his roster balance should come in especially handy.
5.04. Kerrane — Falcons WR Julio Jones
Jones lasted this long solely due to his age; he turned 31 in February. In 2019, Julio topped 90 yards per game for the seventh straight season and finished fifth among NFL receivers in yards per route run (2.44). Whatever Kerrane loses on the back end, Julio should compensate for on the front end with, ideally, two or three more years of WR1 production.
5.05. Brown — Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake
5.06. Brown — Florida State RB Cam Akers
Brown double taps running back here to secure his first two RBs of the draft. The Cardinals showed their affinity for Drake by giving him $8.5 million on the 2020 transition tag after Kliff Kingsbury publicly referred to Drake as “a perfect fit for our offense.” Arizona fielded an elite running game in Kingsbury’s debut season, finishing No. 2 in rushing DVOA behind only the Ravens. Akers’ average of 3.9 yards after contact per rushing attempt is a strong, positive indicator for his NFL outlook. He runs 4.47 at 217 pounds.
5.07. Garvin — Ohio State RB J.K. Dobbins
Another rookie back who counts tackle breaking among his strengths, Dobbins is a compactly-built 209 pounds with 71 receptions on his three-year college resume. He rushed for over 2,000 yards and 21 touchdowns in his final season at Ohio State and should at least earn an RBBC role in the pros sooner rather than later.
5.08. Barfield — Redskins WR Terry McLaurin
McLaurin probably lasted longer than he should have in this draft as a clear-cut 1A wide receiver on his team coming off a sensational rookie season. As Barfield noted on Twitter, McLaurin logged the fourth-most receiving yards by a rookie drafted in round three or later in the last 30 years (919), and McLaurin’s target opportunity projects only to rise considering Washington’s lack of incoming pass-catcher talent.
5.09. Hribar — Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette
A late-fifth volume grab by Hribar. There aren’t many young bellcow backs available this late, but Fournette is firmly one, at least in the near term. He’s cleared 300 touches in two of his first three seasons and faces almost zero in-house competition.
5.10. Barfield — Giants TE Evan Engram
Barfield is now loaded at tight end with Engram joining Travis Kelce. Injuries have slowed Engram’s progress to date, but he is still only 25 years old and part of what looks like an underrated, upstart Giants offense. Engram also gives Barfield some longer-term insurance on Kelce, who turns 31 in October. It’s smart strategy in a TE Premium league.
5.11. Ferguson — Jaguars WR D.J. Chark
After a nondescript rookie season, Chark turned in a massive breakout sophomore year (73/1,008/8). He should remain entrenched atop Jacksonville’s wideout depth chart with Gardner Minshew returning under center and Jay Gruden replacing John DeFilippo at coordinator. Gruden’s offenses showed a knack for scheming receivers open in Cincinnati and Washington.
5.12. Silva — Eagles TE Zach Ertz
Ertz turns 30 later this year, but I couldn’t let him fall any farther considering this league’s scoring and my tight end hole. The Eagles also surprisingly did not prioritize upgrading at pass catcher in free agency. (They probably will in the draft.) Entering round six, I have Josh Allen at quarterback, Christian McCaffrey at running back, Amari Cooper, A.J. Brown, and Jerry Jeudy at wide receiver, and Ertz at tight end.
6.01. CalKett — Broncos TE Noah Fant
Since Calkins and Barrett traded out of rounds one and two and dealt third-rounder Russell Wilson to Barfield, Fant becomes just their third player rostered, joining Tua Tagovailoa and D.K. Metcalf. Fant’s first year was a real-life roller coaster, but his 562 yards were fourth most by any rookie tight end in the last decade, and target competition is minimal in Denver behind Courtland Sutton. I do believe the Broncos will go pass-catcher hunting in the draft.
6.02. Ferguson — Chargers WR Keenan Allen
Allen slipped in this draft due to the Chargers’ uncertain quarterback situation and perhaps somewhat his age, turning 28 in April. We simply can’t expect Allen to keep up his Philip Rivers-years pace with Tyrod Taylor and/or a rookie. The Allen pick gives Ferguson 1QB (Patrick Mahomes), 1RB (Nick Chubb), 3WRs (Allen, Kenny Golladay, D.J. Chark), and 1TE (Mark Andrews) for a perfectly-balanced start.
6.03. Brown — Cowboys WR Michael Gallup
24-year-old Gallup will enter 2020 with a combined receiving line of 74/1,244/7 (16.8 YPR) over his last 16 games. In 2019, only nine wide receivers averaged more yards per route run than Gallup, and only five averaged more receiving yards per game.
6.04. Crist — Raiders TE Darren Waller
6.05. Crist — Bengals WR Tyler Boyd
6.06. Crist — TCU WR Jalen Reagor
Crist pulled off a triple tap here to beef up his pass-catcher corps, which was previously nonexistent. He has Deshaun Watson and Joe Burrow at quarterback and Derrick Henry and Josh Jacobs at running back. Waller enters his age-28 season coming off a 90-catch campaign in which his skill set meshed perfectly with Derek Carr‘s risk-averse, low-aDOT passing style. Crist “stacks” Burrow with slot man Boyd, who is signed through 2023. Reagor is an explosive straight-line athlete whose NFL landing spot will go a long way toward determining his fantasy prospects. I fear Reagor will max out as a low-volume, splash-play-oriented role player.
6.07. Barfield — Falcons QB Matt Ryan
Ryan is Barfield’s QB2 after his trade for Russell Wilson. Barfield’s team is very much built to win now with two over-30 signal callers and Travis Kelce at tight end. Quarterbacks have the longest shelf lives among skill-position players, and Ryan has missed just one game due to injury in the last ten years. He plays in a domed, pass-first environment and should be a consistent producer for at least two to three more seasons.
6.08. Crist — Browns WR Jarvis Landry
Crist continues to hammer pass catchers after beginning the round with exactly none. Used downfield more than ever in his first season with the Browns, Landry established career highs in yards (1,174) and yards per catch (14.1) and figures to play the Adam Thielen role to Odell Beckham‘s Stefon Diggs in ex-Vikings OC Kevin Stefanski‘s two-wideout, two-tight end heavy scheme.
6.09. Kerrane — LSU WR Justin Jefferson
Jefferson joins CeeDee Lamb as Kerrane’s second rookie receiver picked. Jefferson reminds me of a lower-case Michael Thomas because he wins with crisp routes and ball-hawking hands and does so much of his damage in the slot. Given a favorable landing spot, Jefferson has a chance to be one of the steals of both the real-life draft and this Dynasty Startup.
6.10. Gajewski — Chargers TE Hunter Henry
The Chargers showed how much they value Henry by slapping him with the franchise tag even after he missed 20 games over the past two seasons due to injury. Henry’s quarterback situation is far from ideal, so Gajewski is betting on the 25-year-old’s top-five TE1 talent rising.
6.11. Garvin — Cardinals WR Christian Kirk
Arizona’s acquisition of DeAndre Hopkins dealt a theoretical blow to Kirk’s near-term ceiling, but his long-term outlook remains promising with Larry Fitzgerald likely in his final year and Kirk capable of dominating in the slot while Hopkins roams outside. 49 of Kirk’s 111 career catches have come on slot routes (44%), and he’ll likely see more work there going forward. In essence, Hopkins and Kirk will be playing different positions in Kliff Kingsbury‘s four-receiver-heavy offense.
6.12. Patrick — Vikings WR Adam Thielen
Thielen turns 30 later this year and is coming off a hamstrung 2019 campaign, but he’s positioned to vacuum Kirk Cousins‘ targets with Stefon Diggs shipped to Buffalo. This is a win-now pick for Patrick, whose four receivers presently consist of Thielen, Tyreek Hill, Chris Godwin, and DeAndre Hopkins after a trade with Kerrane, Daniel Jones and Dak Prescott at quarterback, and an empty running back stable he’ll address in short order.
7.01. Patrick — LSU RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Edwards-Helaire checks in as Patrick’s RB1 after demonstrating arguably the premier passing-game skills in this year’s rookie running back class. Edwards-Helaire is short (5’7″) but not small (207 lbs) and caught an otherworldly 55 balls in his final college season. Also a hard-to-find terror between the tackles, Edwards-Helaire projects as a reception machine pending his new NFL home.
7.02. Garvin — Jets QB Sam Darnold
Darnold checks in as Garvin’s QB1 after Ray emerged from rounds 1-6 with four running backs (Alvin Kamara, D’Andre Swift, Austin Ekeler, J.K. Dobbins), one wideout (Christian Kirk), and one tight end (George Kittle). Darnold at his peak can be a fun quarterback to watch, but the Jets have consistently failed to supply him with a competent supporting cast. Last year, he played behind one of the league’s leakiest lines. This year, Darnold will be without top WR Robby Anderson.
7.03. Gajewski — Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett
Lockett joins Deebo Samuel and Marquise Brown as Gajewski’s three wide receivers rostered. Across the league, Lockett’s on-field chemistry with Russell Wilson stands out amongst his quarterback-wideout peers with Antonio Brown leaving Ben Roethlisberger and DeAndre Hopkins traded away from Deshaun Watson.
7.04. Crist — Rams WR Robert Woods
7.05. Crist — Bills RB Devin Singletary
7.06. Crist — Lions TE T.J. Hockenson
Hockenson is Crist’s sixth pass catcher and second tight end (behind Darren Waller) taken as part of a trade-heavy strategy that won’t allow Eliot to pick again before the last choice in the 11th round, and select just twice before the middle of round 14 barring further moves. Soon 28, Woods has been one of fantasy’s most reliable wideouts since joining the Rams and padded his stats with rushing value. He’s tacked on 1.3 additional fantasy points per game purely through rushing stats over the past two seasons. Singletary is a chalk seventh-round Dynasty Startup pick whose catches and goal-line chances are at risk of being vultured by Josh Allen. Teased by everyone last Week 1 in Arizona, Hockenson is a high-variance real-life and Dynasty investment in a bumbling Lions organization.
7.07. Garvin — Rams QB Jared Goff
In Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, Brandin Cooks, Tyler Higbee, Gerald Everett, and Josh Reynolds, you couldn’t draw up a deeper pass-catcher cast than what Goff can go to work with in Los Angeles. But the offensive line around him has crumbled quickly, and there aren’t many more pressure-sensitive quarterbacks in the game. Nevertheless, Goff’s contract gives him vise-grip job security for at least two more years. He checks in as Garvin’s QB2 behind Sam Darnold.
7.08. Gretch — Rams RB Darrell Henderson
Still absent a quarterback or tight end in this league’s SuperFlex/TE Premium scoring format, Gretch nevertheless secures his second running back behind rookie Jonathan Taylor. Gretch is further flush with wideouts — he’s literally got five — and figures to dive into QBs and TEs soon. The Rams traded up in 2019 to draft Henderson, who averaged nearly 9.0 yards per carry over his final two seasons at Memphis and is set up for 200-plus touches with Todd Gurley removed from the picture in L.A.
7.09. Kerrane — Packers QB Aaron Rodgers
Rodgers turns 37 at the end of the year and isn’t the box-score stuffer he once was, but this league’s SuperFlex scoring renders him an easy every-week starter. With Rodgers as his QB1 and Aaron Jones as his RB2, Kerrane will have access to the vast majority of touchdowns scored by this and probably next year’s Packers.
7.10. CalKett — Bears RB David Montgomery
This makes four players on trade-happy Barrett and Calkins’ roster as Montgomery joins QB1 Tua Tagovailoa, WR1 D.K. Metcalf, and TE1 Noah Fant. Team CalKett is loading up on incoming rookies, second-year players, and 2021 rookie picks. Montgomery never found a rhythm behind Chicago’s nonexistent run blocking, yet the Bears did little to upgrade their front five in free agency and do not have a 2020 first-round pick. They have two second-rounders, then don’t go back on the board again until round five.
7.11. Ferguson — Lions RB Kerryon Johnson
Johnson was quietly a free agency “winner” as receptions vulture J.D. McKissic left for Washington and the Lions ignored veteran backs. Johnson’s primary obstacle remains health; knee injuries in consecutive seasons have cost him 14 games and theoretically further justified the Lions’ commitment to RBBCs over treating Kerryon as a true workhorse back. Here, Johnson becomes Ferguson’s RB2 behind Nick Chubb.
7.12. Silva — Texans WR Will Fuller
I considered drafting Fuller as early as 5.12, sent out a few trade offers to try to move up for him in between, got no responses, and wound up getting my guy anyway at 7.12. Players are injury prone until they’re not, and Fuller obviously carries that stigma today. I’m still willing to gamble on Fuller’s league-winning upside as Deshaun Watson‘s new No. 1 receiver in Houston. Even with Hopkins dominating targets, Fuller has 79 catches for 1,196 yards and six touchdowns (15.1 YPR) over the last 16 games in which he played 70% or more of Houston’s offensive snaps. If I can get Fuller to average around 12.5 games played over the next three seasons — he’s presently at 10.5 in his career — I’ll like my chances he pays off this late seventh-round Startup pick.
8.01. Silva — Browns TE Austin Hooper
Cleveland wasn’t my favorite landing spot, but Hooper is a 25-year-old player who’s gotten better every season and received the largest tight end contract in league history that indicates he’ll rarely leave the field under new coach Kevin Stefanski. Not a field stretcher, Hooper’s possession-oriented game translates well to this league’s TE Premium format. He was the tenth tight end taken in this draft and becomes my TE2 behind Zach Ertz.
8.02. CalKett — Eagles TE Dallas Goedert
Goedert checks in as Calkins and Barrett’s TE2 behind Noah Fant. Team CalKett continues to stockpile youth; Goedert just turned 25 in January after asserting himself as a foundational player in Philly’s offense. In 2019, only nine NFL tight ends played more snaps than Goedert.
8.03. Hribar — Falcons TE Hayden Hurst
Hribar ends the three-pick tight end run by drafting Hurst, who projects to assume Austin Hooper‘s old role in Atlanta. Hurst is a better athlete than his predecessor and even averaged more 2019 yards per route run (1.69) than Hooper (1.65), albeit on far fewer snaps. If Hurst assimilates quickly, he’ll have all kinds of breakout opportunity on a wide-open tight end depth chart with no third receiver of note in Atlanta.
8.04. Gretch — Lions QB Matthew Stafford
After hoarding wide receivers and running backs in round 1-7, Gretch finally taps quarterback by selecting Stafford, who was playing some of his best football before last year’s midseason back fracture. Stafford’s 2019 performance showed he can definitely still ball, but his future is uncertain amid trade rumors and increasing injury risk. Stafford turned 32 earlier this year.
8.05. Brown — Colts RB Marlon Mack
Mack joins Kenyan Drake and rookie Cam Akers as Brown’s three running backs rostered; as of this draft’s 8.05 pick, Brown is one of just three teams among this league’s twelve to have rostered three backs. While Mack faces some risk of losing work to an incoming rookie, his ceiling is sky high behind a top-three offensive line that returns all five starters in an upward-trending offense following Philip Rivers‘ acquisition. Mack’s big NFL downfall has been passing-game usage, strange considering how adept a receiver he was at South Florida. To me, that is an area of Mack’s game that could easily be unlocked by Rivers.
8.06. Kerrane — Titans QB Ryan Tannehill
Kerrane tabbed Tannehill as his QB2 behind Aaron Rodgers, somewhat balancing out a roster that already included five wide receivers and two running backs. (He has yet to draft a tight end.) Even as the Titans were raked over the coals for re-signing Tannehill at $29.5 million a year, Tannehill was a significant fantasy asset during his ten 2019 starts for Tennessee, and the contract gives him critical job security for Dynasty purposes. From Weeks 7-17, only Lamar Jackson and Ryan Fitzpatrick scored more quarterback points per this league’s scoring settings than Tannehill last year.
8.07. Barfield — Alabama WR Henry Ruggs
Barfield stays plugged into NFL rhetoric and assuredly has heard from team and league types that Ruggs might be this year’s first receiver drafted.
8.08. Gretch — Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman
The Chiefs traded up in 2019’s draft to secure long-ball threat Hardman as insurance on Tyreek Hill, whose legal situation at the time suggested he might miss a full NFL season or longer. Hill remains one false step away from a lengthy ban, yet Hardman also offers every-week start-ability in this scoring format should Hardman catch any kind of playing-time break. First and foremost, he needs Sammy Watkins to leave K.C.
8.09. CalKett — Clemson WR Tee Higgins
Calkins and Barrett’s long-term vision is further supported by their selection of Higgins, a probable day-two draft pick whose skill set screams low-volume vertical lid popper.
8.10. Gajewski — 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo
Gajewski plucked Jimmy G as his QB2 behind Kyler Murray, stacking Garoppolo with Deebo Samuel in an extremely underrated pairing that might be split by the NFL draft but was propped up in free agency.
8.11. Kerrane — Colorado WR Laviska Shenault
Shenault joined Kerrane’s roster as Pat’s third rookie wideout drafted behind CeeDee Lamb and Justin Jefferson.
8.12. Patrick — Patriots WR N’Keal Harry
Harry’s Dynasty ADP plummeted following an injury-ruined rookie season, even as his opportunity projection increased.
9.01. Gretch — Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki
Gretch taps tight end for the first time in this draft on Gesicki, an incredible athlete who turned in last year’s TE12 finish per this league’s scoring chart and won’t turn 25 until October.
9.02. Garvin — Rams TE Tyler Higbee
Garvin is cobbling together a mini-Rams stack with Jared Goff as his QB2 and Higbee at TE2 behind George Kittle.
9.03. Gajewski — Dolphins WR DaVante Parker
9.04. CalKett — Baylor WR Denzel Mims
9.05. Barfield — Colts WR T.Y. Hilton
9.06. CalKett — Steelers WR Diontae Johnson
9.07. CalKett — Oregon QB Justin Herbert
9.08. CalKett — Broncos RB Melvin Gordon
9.09. Gretch — Cowboys TE Blake Jarwin
9.10. Ferguson — Vikings QB Kirk Cousins
9.11. CalKett — Broncos QB Drew Lock
9.12. Silva — Jets RB Le’Veon Bell
10.1. Hribar — Chargers WR Mike Williams
10.2. Ferguson — Rams WR Brandin Cooks
10.3. Hribar — Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater
10.4. Gretch — Boston College RB A.J. Dillon
10.5. Kerrane — Arizona State WR Brandon Aiyuk
10.6. CalKett — Browns RB Kareem Hunt
10.7. Brown — Colts WR Parris Campbell
10.8. Barfield — Bengals WR A.J. Green
10.9. Kerrane — Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew
10.10. Gajewski — Falcons RB Todd Gurley
10.11. Garvin — Panthers WR Curtis Samuel
10.12. Patrick — Giants WR Darius Slayton
11.01. Brown — Vikings TE Irv Smith
11.02. Garvin — Bucs TE O.J. Howard
11.03. Gajewski — Steelers RB James Conner
11.04. Kerrane — Titans TE Jonnu Smith
11.05. Silva — Panthers TE Ian Thomas
11.06. Brown — Free agent QB Cam Newton
11.07. CalKett — Utah RB Zack Moss
11.08. Kerrane — Utah State QB Jordan Love
11.09. Gretch — Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger
11.10. Patrick — Seahawks RB Chris Carson
11.11. Ferguson — Ravens RB Mark Ingram
11.12. Crist — USC WR Michael Pittman
12.01. Silva — Jets TE Chris Herndon
12.02. Ferguson — Texans RB David Johnson
12.03. Barfield —
12.04. Gretch —
12.05. Hribar —