2020 NFL Mock Draft – Advantage with Rankings

2020 NFL Mock Drafts – Advantage with Rankings
3/31/20
Ethan Cowlbeck

The NFL off-season has been all we could possibly ask for. It is for this reason that we are extremely lucky; the concept of football being the most relevant sport at the end of March is completely unprecedented, so being able to witness the fireworks show of names like Brady, Gurley, Hopkins, and others being moved around is the best case scenario.

Buccaneers acquire Tom Brady in free agency from Patriots

I think this is a great time to take a step back and analyze any mistakes we made in the previous fantasy season, and take note of how to prevent ourselves from making the same mistakes next year. Often during the season, I think of general rules of thumb to remember for drafts in upcoming years; “Consider the quality of the team when assessing the correctness of an ADP”, “Don’t avoid player’s just because of injuries. Consider it case to case”, etc. These are a few of my biggest regrets, but feel free to use yours in their place.

Cooper Kupp returns from ACL tear to finish WR#4 in 2019

However, simple rules of thumb like these are mere tokens of experience. A much cloudier subject in the month or two leading up to kickoff is often how to value positional rankings. On a surface level, they’re super fun to make. Taking positions and having unique opinions on where to rank players is an enjoyable and exciting part of the game. Drafting is a completely different challenge though. The magic of fantasy football drafts is that you have to account and cover for all positions on your team at the same time as your league mates, and rankings are often hard to stick to in this regard.

Lamar Jackson will likely be the first QB off of the board, but how do you determine where to draft him?

There are two extremes of drafting strategies that will always fall short:

Strategy 1. The Robot: “I have a fixed order for how I draft my positions. RB, RB, WR, RB, WR, TE.”

Strategy 2. Gut Feeling: “(Insert player here) is still available, and I’ve got a gut feeling he’ll do well, so I’ll take him.” This process repeats every round

Strategy 1 is not the answer because there were likely one or more very good players that were passed up on in order to comply with the drafter’s set order, and strategy 2 misses the mark because it involves assuming a player might have a good year instead of taking a player who is trustworthy and almost certainly will have a good year. My goal is to determine a way to draft that is guided by a process but still involves human decision.

The reason that ranking players and drafting solely off of those rankings doesn’t work is because ADP is not factored in. Drafting is a chess match between you and your league mates to see who can get the best players they want as late in the draft as possible. This is why you would benefit from ranking players two different ways. The first way is the standard method of ranking. Head to head, starting at the best, and working down with what’s left. These will obviously change as news about teams and players come out leading up to the draft, but that is to be expected.

Joe Mixon severely under performed relative to his mid-second round ADP

The second way is where ADP comes into play. Look at players and their average draft positions and color code their value. Green if you would draft them way ahead of their position, blue if their value matches their ADP, and red if you think they’re overvalued. In 2019 fantasy drafts, Todd Gurley was drafted frequently at the beginning of the second round. Many (myself included) thought this was much too high considering the arthritis in his knees. However, even if a player is overvalued at their ADP, there still comes a point where you would draft them. In one of my drafts, Gurley fell to the back of the third round in a 10 man PPR. While it was unsettling, I took him.

So how does this process look all put together? The first round is pretty simple. Most people have a hierarchy of players they will take, and base their following rounds on what they already have and what’s left. For those following rounds, Look for the players you have ranked highest on your head to head rankings, and of the high-ranking players, see which ones are color coded with the most green while addressing positional needs on your team. Draft prep like this prevents you from boxing yourself into set rules and giving you the freedom to draft how you choose, while eliminating the stress and panic of picking and drafting on the fly.

Thank you for reading! Any questions or comments?

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Check out Ethans other work here https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/2020-mid-round-mock-madness-rounds-5-8/nfl/03/

2020 Fantasy Football ROOKIE Mock Draft (Round 2)

2020 Fantasy Football ROOKIE Mock Draft (Round 2)
3/31/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Another off-season and what a wild one it has been! We’re nearing the start of April and all professional sports are suspended and seasons are in question. So in turn we have a ton of spare time! Spare time means content and discussions! The NFL draft is close and that means rookie mock drafts!

If you missed round 1 of my rookie mock check it out right here! https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/2020-fantasy-football-rookie-mock-draft-round-1/nfl/03/

We all have our own opinion. We all have our own research. That’s the beauty of fantasy sports and mock drafting. 2019 was a great draft class. 2020 is even stronger!

It’s an exciting time in football. There has been a changing of the guard at the quarterback position. The older studs like Brady, Brees and Rivers have had their day. Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson have taken over their respective positions.

This 2020 draft class is filled to the brim with young and hungry guys looking to stake their claim to the throne. This is a very strong class of kids and its loaded with offensive talent. Running backs and wide receivers galore!

If you and your league get together to draft rookies separately then I salute you! It just adds more fun to the process! The more I get into the process the more I see how loaded this 2020 draft class is! This should be fun! Lets go!

ROUND 2

Colorado WR Laviska Shenault

13. Laviska Shenault WR-Colorado

I’ll admit I may be a little high on him. In the rankings we’ve done and across the industry 13-14 is his sweet spot. He’s a bigger bodied kid who is able to break tackles and gain hard yardage. The biggest concern with Shenault are injuries. He has played through most of them but I firmly believe his ability to stay healthy is what will define his success in the NFL.

LSU QB Joe Burrow

14. Joe Burrow QB-LSU

Where do I start? Burrow put up video game numbers his championship senior season. That’s all well and good but what does that mean for his professional career? I hate to jump the gun but the world knows Cincinnati is drafting him number one overall. Burrow is outstanding at reading defenses and understanding coverage. His release point and footwork are both NFL ready. He has all the makings of your prototypical stud NFL QB. My only concern is the lack of support around him in Cincinnati. LSU has some legit stud talent all NFL ready in this years draft. Can Joe play at a high level in the NFL? My magic 8 ball says yes.

Utah RB Zach Moss

15. Zack Moss RB-Utah

If you’re into a tough punishing RB the Moss is your guy! Built with a strong compacted body he is a yards after contact machine. He mixed his powerful burst with spins and cuts with phenomenal balance. Moss isn’t known as a stud receiving back but that’s not a huge knock seeing how he’s still learning to pass block. Moss is young coaches dream. Hard working and strong and willing to learn.

USC WR Michael Pittman Jr.

16. Michael Pittman Jr. WR-USC

Pittman is a big bodied wide out who is a red zone nightmare. 6’4 223lb kid who is still filling out! He’s a good route runner and all the boxes are checked with him. Athleticism and the ability to high point balls and cut on a dime all make up his game. However, he’s a tad sluggish off the line and doesn’t offer much in terms of elusiveness. I’ve read a few articles mentioning he may be a one year wonder. Claiming his prior seasons were, “just ok” at best. Pittman has NFL pedigree. His father Michael Pittman Sr. was a running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’s a third round type real life selection but has massive upside in the second round of rookie drafts.

Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa

17. Tua Tagovailoa QB-Alabama

Tua has big game experience and mastered Alabama’s offense with the ability to read a defense and shred it accordingly. First thing anyone has mentioned in discussion of Tua is the hip injury. “He will never be the same again” type talk. Look, does this injury outweigh the kids potential? He has the arm strength of a pro QB and the wheels to turn a negative play into a positive. He’s mobile with a soft touch. Guess I’m more optimistic than most but I see no issue with his professional career. There are plenty of ways to get to him on defense but what about the adjustments a good offensive coach can make? Don’t reach in your rookie draft but jump when the time is right!

South Carolina WR Bryan Edwards

18. Bryan Edwards WR-South Carolina

Physical specimen who is strong footed with excellent vision. A slot guy better suited as a WR2 does most of his work in the middle of the field. If he can work on his hands the upside grows.

Arizona State RB Eno Benjamin

19. Eno Benjamin RB-Arizona State

Eno is one fun running back to watch! He’s able to spin and cut around defenders while grinding out tough yardage. He must improve his pass blocking ability or he will have a limited role in the NFL. Eno is still work in progress but what a wonderful way to start your NFL career! Shout out to Ethan on this one!

Arizona State WR Brandon Aiyuk

20. Brandin Aiyuk WR-Arizona State

Aiyuk has plenty of room to grow as a professional wide receiver. His route running and hands have plenty of inconsistencies. He’s an awesome return guy and can bring game breaking type plays. He can contribute right away in the slot or while returning punts or kicks. Aiyuk should learn and grow right in front of us. I’m excited to watch his path!

University of Michigan WR Donovan Peoples-Jones

21. Donovan Peoples-Jones WR-Michigan

Jones was a five star recruit coming into the University of Michigan. Safe to say the awful QB play in college held him back a little bit. DPJ’s hands, size, ball skills and athletic ability are all top notch! His body control and concentration are also advanced. Jones can help right off the bat with returns and in the slot.

Minnesota WR Tyler Johnson

22.Tyler Johnson WR-Minnesota

Tyler can win battles for the ball in contested situations. He’s physical with great route running skills. The biggest knock on Johnson is his ability to get separation and get away from the defense. If he can get off the line free there will be no issue. Tyler has some work to do in the next level of his career.

Vanderbilt RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn

23. Ke’Shawn Vaughn RB-Vanderbilt

Vaughn has good vision between the tackles but is basic in terms of an NFL RB. He’s a work in progress and a good choice if you have time to let a RB develop on your roster.

Penn State WR KJ Hamler

24. KJ Hamler WR-Penn State

His lack of size almost certainly puts him in the slot. He can hang his hat on his route running and run after catch skills. Still young and willing to learn KJ needs to hit’s the weights. He has a clear path to playing time and should learn and develop quite well on the field.

That’s it for round 1!

During my process of researching and actually writing this all out I noticed a few things. There are 15-20 kids that have an unbelievable ceiling with immense upside. I know “upside” is a fun buzz word in all fantasy outlets but it fits and I’m able to get my point across to you as the reader. This years rookie drafts are going to be loads of fun!

Thank you for reading! Any questions or comments?

Did I miss someone? Let’s talk about it!

Find me on Twitter right here! https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Or on DFScheatsheets.com https://twitter.com/dfscheatsheet1

2020 Mid-Round Mock Madness (Rounds 5-8)

Mid-Round Madness
3/31/20
Ethan Cowlbeck

Welcome to Ethan’s inaugural article here at DFScheatsheet.com! He’s picking up where I left off after the first four rounds of 2020 mock drafts!

If you missed them here is each round of our previous mock drafts!

Round 1: https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/2020-fantasy-football-mock-draft-round-1/nfl/03/

Round 2: https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/2020-fantasy-football-mock-draft-round-2/nfl/03/

Round 3: https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/2020-fantasy-football-mock-draft-round-3/nfl/03/

Round 4: https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/2020-fantasy-football-mock-draft-round-4/nfl/03

Last Year’s Mid-Round Star, Austin Ekeler

The players you find in the middle rounds that become pivotal weekly starters are the most critical part to a great draft. Just ask anyone who drafted Austin Ekeler last year. I will be highlighting two players per round from rounds 5-8 based on Fantasy Football Calculator ADP data as of March 30th. This will be the first of 2 articles, so stay tuned for Late-Round sleepers!

Round 5

Phillip Lindsay (RB) – Denver Broncos

ADP: 5.05

The Broncos are a serious force to be reckoned with this year. While I think this factors into his ADP, he’s not being drafted higher because of the tandem he shared with Royce Freeman most of last season. I expect that once the Broncos regain a high-powered offense led by Drew Lock, Lindsay emerges as a clear lead-back and weekly starter.

Christian Kirk (WR) – Arizona Cardinals

ADP: 5.11

I don’t care that Kirk just got demoted to the WR2 on his team. He was a crucial piece to this offense last year, and now has a clear role to play drawing targets while defenses keep their hands full with DeAndre Hopkins. I see Kirk being an extremely consistent piece in this offense that will benefit greatly from a much-improved receiving core.

ROUND 6

Hunter Henry (TE) – Los Angeles Chargers

ADP: 6.10

Henry would have finished last season as the 6th best tight end had he not started the season out from an ACL tear. I think he not only will hold the same pace in 2020, but out-perform it. Tyrod Taylor may be a step down from Phillip Rivers, but all of the pieces are there to keep that offense moving, and mobile, less experienced quarterbacks love checking down to the tight end. Expect him to have a huge share of Taylor’s targets this year.

Darren Waller (TE) – Las Vegas Raiders

ADP: 6.10

What can I say, the 6th round is a great time to draft a tight end at a good value. Waller was a breakout stud last year, and there’s no reason to believe he won’t have the same or even a larger workload in 2020. The city is pretty much the only thing that’s changed with the Raiders. The offense looks largely the same and Waller is an extremely safe option.

ROUND 7

Will Fuller (WR) – Houston Texans

ADP: 7.02

With DeAndre Hopkins out to Arizona, this receiving core is Fuller’s to run. The tandem of David Johnson and Duke Johnson in the backfield, as well as teammate receivers Kenny Stills and Keke Coutee will make sure that defenses can’t put all of their efforts into stopping Fuller. Hopkins gone gives Fuller all the room in the world to rise into a weekly starter at WR, which I expect him to do.

N’Keal Harry (WR) – New England Patriots

ADP: 7.05

Harry was an afterthought for the Patriots last year except for maybe a couple of fantasy relevant games late in the season. The absence of Brady means that the remaining Patriots are great values in fantasy. The combo of Harry and veteran, Julian Edelman will still be plenty to keep the Patriots’ passing offense fantasy relevant. At this stage of the draft, Harry is a reliable pick with a huge upside.

ROUND 8

James White (RB) – New England Patriots

ADP: 8.01

Every year I tell myself that it’s too dangerous to draft a Patriots running back. The 8th round is way too juicy of a spot to grab White though. The pre-season narrative last year that lead-back, Sony Michel would see an uptick in targets was largely unrealized. With no breakout tight end on the roster for Stidham to check down to, White should control a huge share of the offense.

Ronald Jones II (RB) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

ADP: 8.12

Everything we thought we knew about Jones last year turned out to be so wrong. He could take the role as a lead back. He could play a part in the rushing and passing game. What’s different this year? I forecast fewer turnovers and even more trips to the redzone. This higher-powered Tampa Bay offense allows Jones to shine even brighter than before.

I would like to give a huge thanks to Chris Robin for giving me the chance to write for this great and supportive audience! I’d love to keep being a part of this as long as there’s football to write about and people to read it!

Also, keep on the lookout tomorrow for my deep dive into the late rounds to find the players you need to keep your eyes between now and August. That’s all from me until next time.

Thank you for reading! Any questions or comments?

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2020 Fantasy Football ROOKIE Mock Draft (Round 1)

2020 Fantasy Football ROOKIE Mock Draft (Round 1)
3/31/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Another off-season and what a wild one it has been! We’re nearing the start of April and all professional sports are suspended and seasons are in question. So in turn we have a ton of spare time! Spare time means content and discussions! The NFL draft is close and that means rookie mock drafts!

We all have our own opinion. We all have our own research. That’s the beauty of fantasy sports and mock drafting. 2019 was a great draft class. 2020 is even stronger! If you missed it here are my 2020 rookie rankings. https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/2020-nfl-rookie-rankings/nfl/03/

It’s an exciting time in football. There has been a changing of the guard at the quarterback position. The older studs like Brady, Brees and Rivers have had their day. Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson have taken over their respective positions.

This 2020 draft class is filled to the brim with young and hungry guys looking to stake their claim to the throne. This is a very strong class of kids and its loaded with offensive talent. Running backs and wide receivers galore!

If you and your league get together to draft rookies separately then I salute you! It just adds more fun to the process! The more I get into the process the more I see how loaded this 2020 draft class is! This should be fun! Lets go!

ROUND 1

Oklahoma WR CeeDee Lamb

1. CeeDee Lamb WR-Okalahoma

I’m not normally a first overall draft pick freak. It has its advantages but it also comes with risk. This season I’m doing all that I can to get the number one overall selection. As you can see I have picked Lamb first overall. The longevity of the WR position compared to a RB is much more sustainable. In this case I’m grabbing Lamb due to his versatile on field ability. CeeDee will blow right be you in press coverage one play then tip toe down the side line the next. He’s a no doubt, can’t miss stud!

Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor

2. Jonathan Taylor RB-Wisconsin

The more I’ve looked these kids over the more that I’ve seen the first four or five selections are all about team/personal preference. I’m in Michigan and a Big 10 guy. I’ve seen Taylor play quite a bit. He’s the best pure RB in this draft. 5’10 226 lbs and built to run over and run past you. He’s a massive asset in dynasty leagues that can provide immediate dividends. It’s a perfect combo! If you don’t have the number one pick and still manage to grab Taylor consider that a WIN!

Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy

3. Jerry Jeudy WR-Alabama

Jeudy is an elite route running that will make an immediate impact on your team. Keep mind these first four or five guys can literally be interchangeable. That’s the beauty of this draft class. Fantasy football is fantasy football and I don’t mention, “sure things” or “can’t miss” but correct me if I’m wrong. These top five kids are can’t miss. Beat me up in the comments but I’m standing by that! Jerry is a plus pick with the ability to climb up WR rankings by seasons end. Consider him a huge steal if he falls to you here.

Georgia RB D’Andre Swift

4. D’Andre Swift RB-Georgia

Another stud running back from Georgia! Swift can burst through the line, breaking tackles and gain tough yards. Swift produced in the SEC, some of the best defenses in college football. He caught 73 passes for 666 yards and 5 touchdowns. D’Andre is electric, dynamic and quite swift on a football field. Another kid who will an impact from day 1!

Ohio State RB J.K. Dobbins

5. J.K. Dobbins RB-Ohio State

These top three running backs, including Dobbins are so close that it comes down to personal preference like I had mentioned. J.K. is a legit three down back. Something we don’t see much in the NFL anymore. Running for OSU against some tough Big Ten competition I could see Dobbins finishing 2020 as the best RB from this rookie class.

Florida State RB Cam Akers

6. Cam Akers RB-Florida State

Cam has struggled at FSU but not from any wrong doing himself. The Florida State program has struggled in the past few season. Cam is an amazing athlete who runs with power but can also catch passes. If you draft Akers this season he will slot in as an immediate RB2 with the upside to become your teams RB1. What’s shocking to me is he is still learning how to play the running back position. That mixed with poor offensive line play at FSU has some worried about his vision and ability to move downfield. Once he gets to the NFL expect some mild growing pains but a ton of excitement seeing how a real professional team can block around him!

LSU WR Justin Jefferson

7. Justin Jefferson WR-LSU

Justin is like a magician the way he can separate and get away from coverage. Another kid who will contribute right away I wouldn’t hesitate to draft him at 1.07.

LSU RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire

8. Clyde EdwardsHelaine RB-LSU

CEH runs with purpose and power. You know what he’s going to do and where he’s going to go and you can’t stop him anyway. Has the agility to break tackles AND catch passes. What I love about this crop of RB’s is their pass catching abilities. He disappointed at the combine with a 4.6 40 time but when you see the way he runs you understand why.

TCU WR Jalen Reagor

9. Jalen Reagor WR-TCU

Analytically speaking Reagor is the best WR in the class. He accounted for 20% of TCU’s offensive production. Another kid who didn’t do much at combine, Jalen is a lock for immediate production in the NFL. I’m excited about him and you should too!

Clemson WR Tee Higgins

10. Tee Higgins WR-Clemson

Tee has great technique and his separation skills are simply amazing. Higgings is big kid (6’3 215lbs) and is a force down field. If Higgins can develop using other parts of the field he can be a definite WR1 stud.

Alabama WR Henry Ruggs

11. Henry Ruggs WR-Alabama

All signs point a negative profile. He wasn’t the best WR on his own team. He didn’t have the best production. So why would we draft Henry in the first round of rookie drafts? He’s able to line up in the slot to create mismatches. He as fast as lightening and has some major work to do in the next level. Not as polished as the men drafted before him but has the potential to run with the best of them. Depending on your specific team needs Ruggs is a nice prospect to stash.

Baylor WR Denzel Mims

12. Denzel Mims WR-Baylor

Mims absolutely destroyed at the NFL combine. Ranking in the 90th percentile in his 40 yard dash (4.38), speed and burst. We’ve seen him shine on the outside and going deep. Denzel ranked 27th in yards per reception (15.9) and 5th in total touchdowns (28). Mims is athletic and provides an immediate impact for you fantasy team. As the last pick in the first round it’s a no-brainer. Draft Mims!

That’s it for round 1!

During my process of researching and actually writing this all out I noticed a few things. There are 15-20 kids that have an unbelievable ceiling with immense upside. I know “upside” is a fun buzz word in all fantasy outlets but it fits and I’m able to get my point across to you as the reader. This years rookie drafts are going to be loads of fun!

Here is my 2020 rookie rankings if you’d like to double check or make a list! https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/2020-nfl-rookie-rankings/nfl/03/

Thank you for reading! Any questions or comments?

Did I miss someone? Let’s talk about it!

Find me on Twitter right here! https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Or on DFScheatsheets.com https://twitter.com/dfscheatsheet1

Hang here for Round 2 this afternoon! What would your round 1 look like?

How about round 2? Let me know in the comments!

2020 Fantasy Football Mock Draft (Round 4)

2020 Fantasy Football Mock Draft (Round 4)
3/30/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Football is upon us! In terms of drafting the content is a little early. The big names have already built projections and published books and magazines. Being early is not a bad thing. If you’re like me too much content isn’t a thing. Given the current situation across the county mock drafting and fantasy football discussions are needed!

Normally the fun leading up to the fantasy football draft season is talk of the top 10. Or who is the consensus number one. This season it’s quiet clear. Right?

What sets fantasy football aside for me is all the strategy that goes in. Some owners like crafty veterans while others want all rookies. There is no right way! It’s your team! You’re able to build it how you want!

I’m asking you all now to please get involved in a dynasty start up. I’m not trying to push my ideals on anyone but I promise you’ll thank me later! Fantasy football is a 365 24/7 kind of commitment!

We all find our own way in terms of fantasy sports. There is no wrong way! Build how you want and build to maximize your enjoyment.

I’m going to get into a mock draft series and publish the results! 12 team, full PPR scoring. Also six points per passing touchdown. I’m in a unique position to set the rules as I see fit. Lets get right into it!

ROUND 4

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen

37. Adam Thielen WR-Minnesota Vikings

With the departure of Diggs does Adam get more coverage? Of course, but talent always wins out. Thielen has that and is a PPR monster! He’s a set it and forget it kind of guy.

Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson

38. Chris Carson RB-Seattle Seahawks

Carson injured his hip last season but looks to be fully healthy for the start of 2020. Another personal favorite of mine. Can he finally become that workhorse RB1 we know he can be?

Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

39. Patrick Mahomes QB-Kansas City

What can I say here that you don’t already know? Kid is stud, draft him. Good enough?

Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley

40. Todd Gurley RB-Atlanta Falcons

Gurley now plays in Atlanta. All I’ve heard is stay away and his knees are shot. I’m not buying into that. Todd immediately finds himself in the top 10 running backs to start the season. Draft him accordingly.

Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp

41. Cooper Kupp WR-Los Angeles Rams

Another PPR stud WR! Look for Cooper to keep up the catches, yardage and touchdowns. Absolutely possible he catches a 100 balls in 2020.

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley

42. Calvin Ridley WR-Atlanta Falcons

Another forgotten guy. A guy who plays second fiddle to Julio. That alone makes my mouth water. When Julio is on field he commands respect and coverage. Meaning Calvin is able to run free.

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton

43. T.Y. Hilton WR-Indianapolis Colts

Health! Health! Health! Can T.Y. stay on the field? I sure hope so! When he’s on the field he’s lights out. I find the addition of Phil Rivers very intriguing. Call me crazy but I believe T.Y. can really climb the WR ranks this season.

Tennessee Titan WR A.J. Brown

44. A.J. Brown WR-Tennessee Titans

Ah one of my favorite fantasy WR’s! Kid had a phenomenal 2019 season! I firmly believe this will be the last season you can get him this cheap. Tennessee captured some magic last season and I see no reason why they can’t do it again in 2020.

New York Jets RB Le’Veon Bell

45. Le’Veon Bell RB-New York Jets

Do me a favor, go look into Bell and report back. Looks like he won’t be attending the Jets off season program. While coach Gase has said he never thought Bell was a good fit with the team. His contract is massive so he knows they won’t cut him. Basically he can do what he wants. It’s a very odd situation in New York. Regardless, when Bell is on the field he’s an asset to your fantasy team. Who knows what the future holds with Bell and the Jets.

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner

46. James Connor RB-Pittsburgh Steelers

I’m really digging Connor in 2020 and the upside that’s involved. With Big Ben likely back and healthy the Steelers should be able to fire on all cylinders. Ben, Juju and Connor is a great real life combo. Grab a piece for your fantasy squad!

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz

47. Zach Ertz TE-Philadelphia Eagles

Ertz is a high end option at tight-end. Another guy who shows up each week and does his job.

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson

48. Allen Robinson WR-Chicago Bears

A-Rob put up a career high in receptions in 2019. Another guy who flies under the radar in fantasy circles. He’s a ho-hum kind of guy that produces for your fantasy team. No issue with drafting Robinson here.

That’s it for round 4!

Thank you for reading! Any questions or comments?

Did I miss someone? Let’s talk about it!

Find me on Twitter right here! https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Or on DFScheatsheets.com https://twitter.com/dfscheatsheet1

Hang here for Round 5 tomorrow! What would your round 4 look like?

How about round 5? Let me know in the comments!

New kid on the block Ethan Cowlbeck is picking up the rest of my mock draft series in 2020! Be nice to him and show him some love! He’s young, hungry and looking to make his mark! Good luck Ethan!

2020 Fantasy Football Mock Draft (Round 3)

2020 Fantasy Football Mock Draft (Round 2)
3/30/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Football is upon us! In terms of drafting the content is a little early. The big names have already built projections and published books and magazines. Being early is not a bad thing. If you’re like me too much content isn’t a thing. Given the current situation across the county mock drafting and fantasy football discussions are needed!

Normally the fun leading up to the fantasy football draft season is talk of the top 10. Or who is the consensus number one. This season it’s quiet clear. Right?

What sets fantasy football aside for me is all the strategy that goes in. Some owners like crafty veterans while others want all rookies. There is no right way! It’s your team! You’re able to build it how you want!

I’m asking you all now to please get involved in a dynasty start up. I’m not trying to push my ideals on anyone but I promise you’ll thank me later! Fantasy football is a 365 24/7 kind of commitment!

We all find our own way in terms of fantasy sports. There is no wrong way! Build how you want and build to maximize your enjoyment.

I’m going to get into a mock draft series and publish the results! 12 team, full PPR scoring. Also six points per passing touchdown. I’m in a unique position to set the rules as I see fit. Lets get right into it!

ROUND 3

Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen

25. Keenan Allen WR-Los Angeles Chargers

In PPR formats Allen is a stud. Only question here is his QB. Who is going to be? Regardless Keenan in this spot is golden!

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle

26. George Kittle TE-San Francisco 49ers

Are people really freaking out about last years playoff run? He was non-existent but that doesn’t bother me in seasonal formats.

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler

27. Austin Ekler RB-Los Angeles Chargers

With Gordon gone Austin should shine, again who is the QB going to be in LA? Doesn’t matter much Ekler will get his!

Buffalo Bills RB Devin Singletary

28. Devin Singletary RB-Buffalo Bills

Personally I believe Devin is about to breakout in a big way. This entire Buffalo Bills team is about to breakout. I want as many pieces of this offense as I can get!

Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton

29. Courtland Sutton WR-Denver Broncos

I will be honest, did I miss the boat on this kid? He’s been all the talk on social media and in all the, “who would you draft?” polls. With Drew Lock looking to take the reigns in Denver draft Sutton with confidence. My eyes are open now kid!

Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett

30. Tyler Lockett WR-Seattle Seahawks

This one is simple, DK is a newly minted stud WR. Meaning, less focus and coverage on Tyler!

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Juju Smith-Schuster

31. Juju SmithSchuster WR-Pittsburgh Steelers

Juju’s 2019 season was one to forget. He’s going to be on every, “bounce back” article you read this season. Big Ben will back and that rises Juju’s stock. Plus, check out Smith-Schuster’s social media accounts. Kid is putting in work! On a personal note, I enjoy watch this kid play. He has heart and he’s humble.

Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr.

32. Odell Beckham Jr. WR-Cleveland Browns

There are times where I think OBJ is just interested in playing games and “building his brand”. OBJ is just too good to fade away like this. Hoping he can recapture the magic that makes Odell dangerous.

Miami Dolphins WR Davante Parker

33. Devante Parker WR-Miami Dolphins

I picked up Parker in a mid-season trade last year and it paid dividends. The targets alone make him worth a pick in the third round!

Baltimore Ravens RB Mark Ingram

34. Mark Ingram RB-Baltimore Ravens

AKA Big Truss, Mark plays second fiddle to Lamar Jackson but that’s still good right? Did you know Ingram had 15 total TD’s last season? Baltimore is another offensive you want parts of in any way possible!

Buffalo Bills WR Stefon Diggs photo courtesy of the Buffalo Bills

35. Stefon Diggs WR-Buffalo Bills

Diggs wasn’t happy as a Minnesota Viking. For whatever reason he split and he’s in Buffalo now with an up and coming stud QB Josh Allen. Pencil Diggs in for 1,000+ receiving yards.

Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack

36. Marlon Mack RB-Indianapolis Colts

Mack is an afterthought in fantasy leagues. I think it’s due to the stack of stud RB’s ahead of him. Mack is very productive and I love him as cheap off the radar RB2!

That’s it for round 3!

Thank you for reading! Any questions or comments?

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Hang here for Round 4 this evening! What would your round 3 look like?

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2020 Fantasy Football Mock Draft (Round 2)

2020 Fantasy Football Mock Draft (Round 2)
3/29/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Football is upon us! In terms of drafting the content is a little early. The big names have already built projections and published books and magazines. Being early is not a bad thing. If you’re like me too much content isn’t a thing. Given the current situation across the county mock drafting and fantasy football discussions are needed!

Normally the fun leading up to the fantasy football draft season is talk of the top 10. Or who is the consensus number one. This season it’s quiet clear. Right?

What sets fantasy football aside for me is all the strategy that goes in. Some owners like crafty veterans while others want all rookies. There is no right way! It’s your team! You’re able to build it how you want!

I’m asking you all now to please get involved in a dynasty start up. I’m not trying to push my ideals on anyone but I promise you’ll thank me later! Fantasy football is a 365 24/7 kind of commitment!

We all find our own way in terms of fantasy sports. There is no wrong way! Build how you want and build to maximize your enjoyment.

I’m going to get into a mock draft series and publish the results! 12 team, full PPR scoring. Also six points per passing touchdown. I’m in a unique position to set the rules as I see fit. Lets get right into it!

ROUND 2

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones

13. Aaron Jones RB-Green Bay Packers

First round talent right here. The running back has always been the focal point in Green Bay. Plus Wisconsin in November/December is conducive for running. Ha!

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette

14. Leonard Fournette RB-Jacksonville Jaguars

We finally saw what Leo can do while staying injury free! Really surprised me with his receiving skills!

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce

15. Travis Kelce TE-Kansas City

If you draft Kelce here you gain a clear advantage. You are selecting the best player at a premium position. Travis puts up yards and points that some WR dream of accomplishing.

Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb

16. Nick Chubb RB-Cleveland Browns

Is anyone worried about Kareem Hunt? Chubb rushed for 100 yards in four of seven games when Hunt was active. I’ve never looked twice at Chubb, maybe that isn’t fair but at a certain point him and Hunt will just cancel each other out.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin

17. Chris Godwin WR-Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tom Brady is now the QB in Tampa! Do we give Godwin a slight boost? Heck yeah we do! Godwin finished as WR2 last season. Expect more of the same in 2020.

Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs

18. Josh Jacobs RB-Las Vegas Raiders

Kid had one heck of a rookie season! Now we know what we have in Josh. I’m expecting a monster season!

Cincinnati Bengal’s RB Joe Mixon

19. Joe Mixon RB-Cincinnati Bengal’s

Joe scratched and clawed last season on a horrible Bengal team. Do they draft Joe Burrow next month? I’d bet the farm on it. AJ Green has also been franchised so things are looking up in Cincy. Expect Mixon to have a fantastic season.

Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon            photo courtesy USAtoday.com

20. Melvin Gordon RB-Denver Broncos

MG3 is in Denver now. So is Philip Lindsay, what does that mean? In today’s NFL the one two RB combo is the new normal. Personally, I see MG3 being fine while Lindsay’s number drop just a tad. Gordon is the back to own in Denver. Calling it now.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans

21. Mike Evans WR-Tampa Bay Buccaneers

I love Mike and I love these Tampa Bay WR’s in 2020. Evans can be a monster and expect him to dominate. High floor kind of guy.

Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake

22. Kenyan Drake RB-Arizona Cardinals

Cardinals new starting RB with Hopkins out wide should pay dividends! Expect Arizona to target offensive lineman in the draft and watch them trickle in during free agency. Drake is excites me this season!

Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay

23. Kenny Golladay WR-Detroit Lions

Did you know Kenny lead the league in WR touchdowns last season. Also, Matthew Stafford missed major time! Kenny still did his thing with multiple QB’s so what can we expect with a healthy Stafford?

Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper

24. Amari Cooper WR-Dallas Cowboys

I will be honest with you, I’ve never owned Cooper. Don’t think I’ve ever wanted to. Not the best endorsement right? He finalized a deal to stay in Dallas with Zeke and Dak. I can’t deny the talent and the numbers he puts up. He belongs in the second round.

That’s it for round 2!

Thank you for reading! Any questions or comments?

Did I miss someone? Let’s talk about it!

Find me on Twitter right here! https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

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Hang here for Round 3 tomorrow! What would your round 2 look like?

How about round 3? Let me know in the comments!

2020 Fantasy Football Mock Draft (Round 1)

2020 Fantasy Football Mock Draft (Round 1)
3/29/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Football is upon us! In terms of drafting the content is a little early. The big names have already built projections and published books and magazines. Being early is not a bad thing. If you’re like me too much content isn’t a thing. Given the current situation across the county mock drafting and fantasy football discussions are needed!

Normally the fun leading up to the fantasy football draft season is talk of the top 10. Or who is the consensus number one. This season it’s quiet clear. Right?

What sets fantasy football aside for me is all the strategy that goes in. Some owners like crafty veterans while others want all rookies. There is no right way! It’s your team! You’re able to build it how you want!

I’m asking you all now to please get involved in a dynasty start up. I’m not trying to push my ideals on anyone but I promise you’ll thank me later! Fantasy football is a 365 24/7 kind of commitment!

We all find our own way in terms of fantasy sports. There is no wrong way! Build how you want and build to maximize your enjoyment.

I’m going to get into a mock draft series and publish the results! 12 team, full PPR scoring. Also six points per passing touchdown. I’m in a unique position to set the rules as I see fit. Lets get right into it!

ROUND 1

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffery

1. Christian McCaffrey RB-Carolina Panthers

CMC is the clear cut #1 choice this season. He is durable and the best dual threat RB we’ve seen in a long time. He rarely missed time and Carolina gives this kid as much as he can handle! Is it crazy to think he has a better 2020 then 2019? CMC finished 150 points ahead of all other RB’s. That why I feel stupid asking, can he produce more? McCaffrey is lights out!

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas

2. Michael Thomas WR-New Orleans Saints

Given the scoring rules, MT is a monster in PPR formats. Any format really! Drew Brees is back for another season in NO so why would the production drop? Thomas set an NFL record with 149 receptions for 1,725 yards and 9 touchdowns. Sometimes these quick bios write themselves!

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley

3. Saquon Barkley RB-New York Giants

One of the only guys who can give CMC a run for his money. The Giants are improving and I’d expect Saquon to improve as well. I firmly believe we haven’t seen what Barkley can truly do.

Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins

4. DeAndre Hopkins WR-Arizona Cardinals

In a shocking wave of events Hopkins was traded to Arizona. Did any of you think that was going to hurt his value? No way. Not a chance. Hopkins is safe pick and will ALWAYS produce. Personally moving from Watson to Murray may look like a little downgrade. As Murray gains more experience and the Cardinals find their groove this combo can and will explode.

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry

5. Derrick Henry RB-Tennessee Titans

King Henry! The 2019 rushing champion. Derrick had a phenomenal playoff run last season. This kid is a monster and will continue racking up yards and touchdowns. Doesn’t catch many passes but what does that matter when you’re running for 100+ yards each week?

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliot

6. Ezekiel Elliot RB-Dallas Cowboys

You either love Dallas or you hate them. For fantasy purposes you have to put that nonsense aside! Zeke had a great 2019 and why would that change in 2020? 1,200+ yards with 10+ touchdowns is his 2020 outlook. That’s top 10 talent to me!

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams

7. Davante Adams WR-Green Bay Packers

Adams is a top 3 wide receiver. Injuries have held him back and hampered his climb to a top 5 draft day selection. I firmly believe he’s in the mix as a top 5 selection. I’ve also heard rumblings from fantasy players doubting his skill set and production. Don’t let Adams slide too far in your draft. He’s a stud!

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson

8. Lamar Jackson QB-Baltimore Ravens

I hate that a QB has found their way into the top 10 of my mock. I’m a, “NO QB in the first round” kind of guy! In this case I think we can all make an exception! Lamar gives you QB and RB in one deal! I will tell you now and we can move on, I didn’t think he was going to be this special coming out of college.

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara

9. Alvin Kamara RB-New Orleans Saints

This time last season how many of you were debating Alvin, CMC or Saquon as the number one pick? How many of you chose Kamara? Was a costly mistake. He didn’t look good much of the 2019 season. Come to find out he was dealing with a leg injury. Now 2020 draft Alvin in the top 10 and watch him rebound!

Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill

10. Tyreek Hill WR-Kansas City Chiefs

Tyreek is a bad man and a dangerous wide receiver. His QB is this kid named Patrick Mahomes. This combo can and will yield amazing results. I don’t have to sell you on Hill just wanted to add my two cents.

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook

11. Dalvin Cook RB-Minnesota Vikings

Look, I’m a big fan of Cook and what can do. To me, you have to hit a home run with your first round selection. My only concern is injuries. In a perfect world if we could be assured of an injury free season, Cook would be a top 7 guy.

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones

12. Julio Jones WR-Atlanta Falcons

I had this weird thought of a decline in production for Julio in 2020. What’s been the biggest knock on Jones? He doesn’t score enough touchdowns! Jones can still help your team in other ways. Catches and yards! Julio plays have his games indoors on turf in ATL, don’t be fooled, Julio Jones is still a top notch draft selection!

That’s it for round 1!

Thank you for reading! Any questions or comments?

Did I miss someone? Let’s talk about it!

Find me on Twitter right here! https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

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Hang here for Round 2 this evening! What would your round 1 look like?

How about round 2? Let me know in the comments!

2020 Fantasy Football Rankings (K)

2020 Fantasy Football Rankings (K)
3/28/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

It’s always fun to talk fantasy football! Ranking players is even better! Every new season is clean slate filled with hope. Do you get that warm and fuzzy feeling this time of year?

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butkler

Me and the boys sat down and wanted to personally rank the top 10 players at each position! We all get along pretty well so it was a piece of cake! All these thoughts and rankings are coming from a group of regular men who just enjoy fantasy football!

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker

Are positional rankings are based on a 1 point per reception (PPR) scoring format. Sit back, relax and dig into our rankings!

PlayerTeamPositionKJ Baker
Harrison ButkerKansas CityK1
Will LutzNew OrleansK2
Josh LamboJacksonvilleK3
Justin TuckerBaltimoreK4
Matt GayTampa BayK5
Matt PraterDetroitK6
Zane GonzalezArizonaK7
Chris BoswellPittsburghK8
Dan BaileyMinnesotaK9
Ka’imi FairbairnHoustonK10
PlayerTeamPositionDavid Reed
Harrison ButlerKansas CityK1
Will LutzNew OrleansK2
Justin TuckerBaltimoreK3
Greg ZuerleinDallasK4
Josh LamboJacksonvilleK5
Zane GonzalezArizonaK6
Chris BoswellPittsburghK7
Matt PraterDetroitK8
Matt GayTampa BayK9
Dan BaileyMinnesotaK10
PlayerTeamPositionSam Huff
Harrison ButkerKansas CityK1
Justin TuckerBaltimoreK2
Will LutzNew OrleansK3
Greg ZuerleinDallasK4
Robbie GouldSan FranciscoK5
Dan BaileyMinnesotaK6
Matt PraterDetroitK7
Mason CrosbyGreen BayK8
Matt GayTampa BayK9
Zane GonzalezArizonaK10
PlayerTeamPositionChris Robin
Justin TuckerBaltimoreK1
Harrison ButkerKansas CityK2
Will LutzNew OrleansK3
Greg ZuerleinDallasK4
Matt PraterDetroitK5
Josh LamboJacksonvilleK6
Mason CrosbyGreen BayK7
Dan BaileyMinnesotaK8
Robbie GouldSan FranciscoK9
Zane GonzalezArizonaK10

Any questions or comments? Leave one here or find us at DFScheatsheet.com

If you’d like to chat with any of us personally find us on Twitter!

KJ Baker https://twitter.com/bIessed_mma

Sam Huff https://twitter.com/_samhuff

David Reed https://twitter.com/Nfldraft_dwr

Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

That’s it! We’re done! Keep an out for more rankings after the draft! Thank you for reading!

2020 Fantasy Football Rankings (DST)

2020 Fantasy Football Rankings (DST)
3/28/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

It’s always fun to talk fantasy football! Ranking players is even better! Every new season is clean slate filled with hope. Do you get that warm and fuzzy feeling this time of year?

San Francisco 49ers defense

Me and the boys sat down and wanted to personally rank the top 10 players at each position! We all get along pretty well so it was a piece of cake! All these thoughts and rankings are coming from a group of regular men who just enjoy fantasy football!

New England Patriots defense

Our positional rankings are based on a 1 point per reception (PPR) scoring format. Sit back, relax and dig into our rankings!

PlayerTeamPositionKJ Baker
San Francisco49ersDST1
PittsburghSteelersDST2
BaltimoreRavensDST3
New EnglandPatriotsDST4
ChicagoBearsDST5
BuffaloBillsDST6
Los AngelesChargersDST7
MinnesotaVikingsDST8
TennesseeTitansDST9
WashingtonRedskinsDST10
PlayerTeamPositionSam Huff
BaltimoreRavensDST1
San Francisco49ersDST2
PittsburghSteelersDST3
ChicagoBearsDST4
BuffaloBillsDST5
Los AngelesChargersDST6
TennesseeTitansDST7
New OrleansSaintsDST8
Tampa BayBuccaneersDST9
Kansas CityChiefsDST10
PlayerTeamPositionDavid Reed
San Francisco49erDST1
PittsburghSteelersDST2
BaltimoreRavensDST3
ChicagoBearsDST4
BuffaloBillsDST5
TennesseeTitansDST6
Tampa BayBuccaneersDST7
Los AngelesChargersDST8
New OrleansSaintsDST9
WashingtonRedskinsDST10
PlayerTeamPositionChris Robin
San Francisco49ersDST1
PittsburghSteelersDST2
BaltimoreRavensDST3
New EnglandPatriotsDST4
BuffaloBillsDST5
ChicagoBearsDST6
Los AngelesChargersDST7
Kansas CityChiefsDST8
New OrleansSaintsDST9
New YorkJetsDST10

Any questions or comments? Leave one here or find us at DFScheatsheet.com

If you’d like to chat with any of us personally find us on Twitter!

KJ Baker https://twitter.com/bIessed_mma

Sam Huff https://twitter.com/_samhuff

David Reed https://twitter.com/Nfldraft_dwr

Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Hang here for our next group of rankings! Our top 10 kickers are next!