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.

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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?

How about round 4? Let me know in the comments!