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If we’re drafting today: The too early dynasty startup mock

Look, I realize that it’s January and the NFL season isn’t even over yet. However, if you are anything like me, you had started to think about the 2019 fantasy football season as this season was over (possibly sooner). Given all of that, I grabbed a few of my friends to help simulate most “non-expert league” drafts.  

The Details:

  • Each drafter picked for 3 teams
  • The starting lineups are as follows: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, TE, FLEX, FLEX, FLEX
  • Each team took a total of 20 players
  • No Kicker or Defense
  • PPR
  • 6 points per passing touchdown
  • The rest of the rules follow ESPN standard scoring
Mock 2019Pick 1Pick 2Pick 3Pick 4Pick 5Pick 6Pick 7Pick 8Pick 9Pick 10Pick 11Pick 12
Round 11.1 Saquon Barkley1.2 Todd Gurley1.3 Ezekiel Elliott1.4 Patrick Mahomes1.5 Christian McCaffrey1.6 Alvin Kamara1.7 DeAndre Hopkins1.8 DeVante Adams1.9 Michael Thomas1.10 Odell Beckham Jr.1.11 Melvin Gordon1.12 Nick Chubb
Round 22.1 Juju Smith-Schuster 2.2 Tyreek Hill2.3 Andrew Luck 2.4 Derrius Guice 2.5 Mike Evans2.6 Julio Jones 2.7 Antonio Brown2.8 James Conner2.9 Joe Mixon2.10 David Johnson2.11 Dalvin Cook2.12 Amari Cooper
Round 33.1 Aaron Jones3.2 Keenan Allen3.3 Stefon Diggs3.4 LeVeon Bell3.5 Robert Woods3.6 Aaron Rodgers3.7 Kerryon Johnson3.8 Sony Michel3.9 Travis Kelce3.10 Leonard Fournette3.11 George Kittle3.12 Zach Ertz
Round 44.1 Adam Thielen4.2 Brandin Cooks4.3 Aj Green4.4 Tarik Cohen4.5 Marlon Mack4.6 Phillip Lindsay4.7 Oj Howard4.8 Allen Robinson4.9 Kenny Golladay4.10 DeShaun Watson4.11 Cooper Kupp4.12 TY Hilton
Round 55.1 Cam Newton5.2 Jared Goff5.3 Dj Moore5.4 Corey Davis5.5 Baker Mayfield5.6 Devonta Freeman5.7 Derrick Henry5.8 Kareem Hunt5.9 Doug Baldwin5.10 Rashaad Penny5.11 Calvin Ridley5.12 Tevin Coleman
Round 66.1 Jarvis Landry6.2 Chris Carson6.3 Eric Ebron6.4 Russell Wilson6.5 Hunter Henry6.6 Royce Freeman6.7 Courtland Sutton6.8 Evan Ingram6.9 Chris Godwin6.10 Jordan Howard6.11 Alshon Jeffery6.12 Mike Williams
Round 77.1 Trey Burton7.2 Kenyan Drake7.3 Christian Kirk7.4 Damien Williams7.5 Will Fuller7.6 Jerrick McKinnon7.7 Tyler Boyd7.8 Dante Pettis7.9 Dion Lewis7.10 Marvin Jones7.11 Mark Ingram7.12 James White
Round 88.1 Matt Breida8.2 Carson Wentz8.3 David Njoku8.4 Anthony Miller8.5 James Washington8.6 Tyler Lockett8.7 Lamar Miller8.8 Jay Ajayi8.9 Rob Gronkowski8.10 Sterling Shepard8.11 Michael Gallup8.12 LeSean McCoy
Round 99.1 Devin Funchess9.2 Marquez Valdez-Scantling9.3 Gus Edwards9.4 Dallas Goedert9.5 DaeSean Hamilton9.6 Quincey Enunwa9.7 Ian Thomas9.8 Ronald Jones9.9 Zay Jones9.10 Keke Coutee9.11 Duke Johnson9.12 Jameis Winston
Round 1010.1 Curtis Samuel10.2 Austin Ekler10.3 TJ Yeldon10.4 Mitch Trubisky10.5 Jimmy Garoppolo10.6 Elijah McGuire10.7 Dede Westbrook10.8 Lamar Jackson10.9 Sammy Watkins10.10 Antonio Callaway10.11 Drew Brees10.12 Josh Rosen
  • Round 1

Favorite Pick: I have to go with DeAndre Hopkins. I think 7th overall seems really low for Nuk. I personally have him as a top 3 pick in a dynasty league, so this seems like a great value.

Least Favorite Pick: I know many people might say Mahomes here, but I have gone on record with my love for Mahomes (see previous articles). Instead, I’ll go with Nick Chubb. I think that Melvin Gordon and OBJ were the end of the top RB tier and top WR tier, so I kind of got stuck at the beginning of the tier 2 players.

  • Round 2

Favorite Pick: Joe Mixon is a guy that could sneak into the end of round 1 at the season’s start. He clearly has the job and it looks like they will have to feed him frequently due to the passing struggles at times for Andy Dalton.

Least Favorite Pick I love Guice, but this seems really high. I think he could sneak into the end of round 2 if everything goes perfectly during the offseason and the OTA’s, but in most leagues he will likely be a round 3 or 4 pick.

  • Round 3

Favorite Pick: Keenan Allen is a guy that often goes under the radar. He consistently plays like a top 12 guy and is younger than most (including me) realize, being only 27 years old at the start of next season.

Least Favorite Pick: Robert Woods seems like a reach. I think this season was his ceiling because he is arguably the 3rd best receiver on his own team going forward. He also never had a season over 800 yards in his 6 year career before his 1,219 this year.

  • Round 4

Favorite Pick: I think I have to pick TY Hilton. For the time being, he is the only consistent player at the position for Andrew Luck and will be a low end WR1 or high end WR2 for the next 3-4 seasons.

Least Favorite Pick: The choice for me is Marlon Mack. I am very high on the guy and this could end up paying off, but the injury risk and the potential LeVeon Bell signing makes this pick tougher to swallow.

  • Round 5

Favorite Pick: I wouldn’t consider myself a Corey Davis truther, and in fact I have actually been a hater of his at times. However, I do think his upside is crazy high here. To get a player that could be a true WR1 in the 5th is crazy value.

Least Favorite Pick: Doug Baldwin will be 31 for most of next season and has been very inconsistent the past couple of years. I would much rather have Landry, Godwin, Boyd, Mike Williams etc. ***NOTE*** Cam Newton was taken in this round before the news of his worrisome 2019 came out.

  • Round 6

Favorite Pick: Evan Engram has everything needed to be a stud. Grabbing him in the 6th round is a great upside pick.

Least Favorite Pick: I’d have to say that Eric Ebron is probably my least favorite pick here. It’s not that I think the 6th round is too early, but it is more that he was taken before Evan Engram, Hunter Henry and David Njoku. We will see if Ebron was a 1-year wonder or if he stays as the top TE for Andrew Luck.

  • Round 7

Favorite Pick: After the first four rounds, you have almost no chance to find a top 10 running back. Damien Williams is the exception and he was taken in round 7!!! I get that there is risk and there’s a very real chance that he loses his job; but assuming what he showed the past few weeks is the real deal, this guy would be a league winner for this team.

Least Favorite Pick: Trey Burton is a fine TE. My issue with him is 2-fold.  1) I expect Adam Shaheen to cut into his target share. 2) I think he is around TE10 –TE15 for most people so I would rather wait another 3-4 rounds and nab a TE there.

  • Round 8

Favorite Pick: I’m not going to belabor the Evan Engram point from above but the same applies here to David Njoku, only it’s in round 8.

Least Favorite Pick: Rob Gronkowski is probably done. This is a case of seeing a big name still on the board and getting too excited.

  • Round 9

Favorite Pick: Jameis Winston has a chance to go off this year under Arians. He is a super high upside play with a cheap price tag.

Least Favorite Pick: Duke Johnson is a guy that isn’t going to kill you, but I just never see a scenario that you’d ever play him in your line up unless you’re crazy desperate. Even in the event of a Chubb injury, I am not sure they would give him more than 8-10 carries.

  • Round 10

Favorite Pick: In a world where touches are king, TJ Yeldon has a chance as a free agent to sign somewhere, where he could be the lead guy in a committee.

Least Favorite Pick: I’m just not sure what Dede Westbrook has to offer in Jacksonville right now. He is a talented player, but I expect the passing game to be bad for a while.

I have listed below the rest of the final results for each team. Let me know which teams you like the most and which ones you’re not convinced of overall. Also, remember that this is just an early reference point and we don’t even have the 2019 rookies to look at yet. Happy Drafting!!!

Final Roster Mock Draft.xlsx

Easterday 1 Hunka 1 Chevin 1 Garret 1Easterday 2 Hunka 2Chevin 2Garret 2Easterday 3Hunka 3Chevin 3 Garret 3
QB Cam NewtonQB Jared GoffQB Deshaun WatsonQB Patrick MahomesQB Baker MayfieldQB Aaron RogersQB Matt RyanQB Jimmy GaroppoloQB Russell WilsonQB Andrew LuckQB Carson WentzQB Jameis Winston
RB Saquon BarkleyRB Todd GurleyRB Ezekiel ElliottRB Joe MixonRB Christian McCaffreyRB Alvin KamaraRB Kerryon JohnsonRB Sony MichelRB Derrius GuiceRB Leonard FournetteRB Melvin GordonRB Nick Chubb
RB Aaron JonesRB Dalvin CookRB David JohnsonRB LeVeon BellRB James ConnerRB Devonta FreemanRB Phillip LindsayRB Marlon MackRB Tarik CohenRB Rashaad PennyRB Chris CarsonRB Tevin Coleman
WR Amari CooperWR Keenan AllenWR Stefan DiggsWR Kenny GolladayWR Robert WoodsWR Antonio BrownWR Deandre HopkinsWR DeVante AdamsWR Michael ThomasWR Odell Beckham Jr.WR Tyreek HillWR Juju Smith-Schuster
WR T.Y. HiltonWR Cooper KuppWR D.j MooreWR Corey DavisWR Allen RobinsonWR Courtland SuttonWR Julio JonesWR Mike EvansWR Doug BaldwinWR AJ GreenWR Brandin CooksWR Adam Thielen
TE Trey BurtonTE Kyle RudolphTE Austin HooperTE Rob GronkowskiTE Evan EngramTE OJ HowardTE Ian ThomasTE Hunter HenryTE Travis KelceTE Eric EbronTE George KittleTE Zach Ertz
FLEX Mike WilliamsFLEX Alshon JeffreyFLEX Jordan HowardFLEX Chris GodwinFLEX Will FullerFLEX Jerrick McKinnonFLEX Derrick HenryFLEX Kareem HuntFLEX Dion LewisFLEX Marvin JonesFLEX Calvin RidleyFLEX Jarvis Landry
FLEX LeSean McCoyFLEX Kenyan DrakeFLEX Christian KirkFLEX Damien WilliamsFLEX Jay AjayiFLEX Lamar MillerFLEX Royce FreemanFLEX Dante PettisFLEX Anthony MillerFLEX David NjokuFLEX Mark IngramFLEX James White
FLEX Devin FunchessFLEX Michael GallupFLEX Sterling ShepardFLEX Sammy WatkinsFLEX DaeSean HamiltonFLEX Quincy EnunwaFLEX Tyler BoydFLEX James WashingtonFLEX Zay JonesFLEX Keke CouteeFLEX Duke JohnsonFLEX Matt Breida
BN Josh RosenBN M. Valdes-ScantlingBN Gus EdwardsBN Dallas GoedertBN Lamar JacksonBN Dede WestbrookBN Tyler LockettBN Ronald JonesBN Mitch TrubiskyBN TJ YeldonBN Austin EkelerBN Curtis Smauel
BN Mike GesickiBN Drew BreesBN Antonio CallawayBN Spencer WareBN Tre'Quan SmithBN Jamison CrowderBN Elijah McGuireBN Josh AdamsBN Kalen BallageBN Julian EdelmanBN Golden TateBN Randell Cobb
BN Nelson AgholorBN Tyrell WilliamsBN Jonnu SmithBN Carlos HydeBN Hayden HurstBN John BrownBN Jamaal WilliamsBN Wendell SmallwoodBN Emmanuel SandersBN Devante ParkerBN Marquise GoodwinBN Robbie Anderson
BN Chris ThompsonBN Nyheim HinesBN D’onta ForemanBN John RossBN Alex CollinsBN Josh ReynoldsBN Robert FosterBN Rashard HigginsBN Jack DoyleBN CJ AndersonBN Peyton BarberBN Jaylen Samuels
BN D.J. CharkBN Keelan ColeBN Chase EdmondsBN Equanimeous St. BrownBN Kenneth DixonBN Kenny StillsBN Chris HerndonBN Geronimo AllisonBN Ito SmithBN Philip RiversBN Kirk CousinsBN Josh Allen
BN John KellyBN Isaiah CrowellBN Deon CainBN Trey QuinnBN Rex BurkheadBN Dak PrescottBN Adam HumphriesBN Ben RoethlisbergerBN Giovani BernardBN Michael CrabtreeBN Taylor GabrielBN David Moore
BN Demaryius ThomasBN Taywan TaylorBN Tom BradyBN Sam DarnoldBN Josh DoctsonBN Jimmy GrahamBN Matthew StaffordBN Rod SmithBN Marqise LeeBN Jordan ReedBN Latavius MurrayBN Chris Warren
BN Donte MoncriefBN Jared CookBN Josh GordonBN Malcom BrownBN Jalen RichardBN Theo RiddickBN Mohammed SanuBN Vance McDonaldBN Jordan WilkinsBN Cole BeasleyBN Mark AndrewsBN Willie Snead
BN Kelvin BenjaminBN Paul RichardsonBN Adrian PetersonBN Jeff WilsonBN Doug MartinBN Chris HoganBN Mike DavisBN Mark WaltonBN Keith KirkwoodBN Cameron MeredithBN DeSean JacksonBN Wayne Gallman
BN Corey ClementBN Laquon TreadwellBN Teddy BridgewaterBN Boston ScottBN Delanie WalkerBN Allen HurnsBN J’Mon MooreBN Chester RodgersBN Greg OlsenBN Derek CarrBN Jordy NelsonBN Chris Conley
BN Nick FolesBN Dez BryantBN Adam ShaheenBN Ryan SwitzerBN Breshad PerrimanBN Rishard MathewsBN Javon WimsBN Ryan GrantBN Marcus MariotaBN Cameron BrateBN Larry FitzgeraldBN Phillip Dorsett

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