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 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?

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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 (TE)

2020 Fantasy Football Rankings (TE)
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 TE Travis Kelce

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!

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle

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

PlayerTeamPositionKJ Baker
George KittleSan FranciscoTE1
Travis KelceKansas CityTE2
Mark AndrewsBaltimoreTE3
Zach ErtzPhiladelphiaTE4
Darren WallerLas VegasTE5
Evan EngramNew YorkTE6
Noah FantDenverTE7
Hunter HenryLos AngelesTE8
Austin HooperClevelandTE9
T.J. HockensonDetroitTE10
PlayerTeamPositionSam Huff
Travis KelceKansas CityTE1
George KittleSan FranciscoTE2
Mark AndrewsBaltimoreTE3
Zach ErtzPhiladelphiaTE4
Darren WallerLas VegasTE5
Evan EngramNew YorkTE6
Hunter HenryLos AngelesTE7
Austin HooperClevelandTE8
Tyler HigbeeLos AngelesTE9
Hayden HurstAtlantaTE10
PlayerTeamPositionDavid Reed
Travis KelceKansas CityTE1
George KittleSan FranciscoTE2
Darren WallerLas VegasTE3
Mark AndrewsBaltimoreTE4
Zach ErtzPhiladelphiaTE5
Evan EngramNew YorkTE6
Tyler HigbeeLos AngelesTE7
Austin HooperClevelandTE8
Noah FantDenverTE9
O.J. HowardTampa BayTE10
PlayerTeamPositionChris Robin
Travis KelceKansas cityTE1
George KittleSan FranciscoTE2
Zach ErtzPhiladelphiaTE3
Darren WallerLas VegasTE4
Mark AndrewsBaltimoreTE5
Hunter HenryLos AngelesTE6
Evan EngramNew YorkTE7
Noah FantDenverTE8
O.J. HowardTampa BayTE9
T.J. HockensonDetroitTE10

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 wide receivers are next!

2020 Fantasy Football Rankings (RB)

2020 Fantasy Football Rankings (RB)
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?

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!

Photo courtesy of Twitter

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

PlayerTeamPositionKJ Baker
Christian McCafferyCarolinaRB1
Saquon BarkleyNew YorkRB2
Derrick HenryTennesseeRB3
Dalvin CookMinnesotaRB4
Nick ChubbClevelandRB5
Ezekiel ElliotDallasRB6
Alvin KamaraNew OrleansRB7
Josh JacobsLas VegasRB8
Chris CarsonSeattleRB9
Leonard FournetteJacksonvilleRB10
PlayerTeamPositionSam Huff
Christian McCafferyCarolinaRB1
Saquon BarkleyNew YorkRB2
Dalvin CookMinnesotaRB3
Nick ChubbClevelandRB4
Ezekiel ElliotDallasRB5
Derrick HenryTennesseeRB6
Alvin KamaraNew OrleansRB7
Josh JacobsLas VegasRB8
Leonard FournetteJacksonvilleRB9
Aaron JonesGreen BayRB10
PlayerTeamPositionDavid Reed
Christian McCafferyCarolinaRB1
Saquon BarkleyNew YorkRB2
Ezekiel ElliotDallasRB3
Derrick HenryTennesseeRB4
Aaron JonesGreen BayRB5
Nick ChubbClevelandRB6
Leonard FournetteJacksonvilleRB7
Dalvin CookMinnesotaRB8
Alvin KamaraNew OrleansRB9
Josh JacobsLas VegasRB10
PlayerTeamPositionChris Robin
Christian McCafferyCarolinaRB1
Saquon BarkleyNew YorkRB2
Derrick HenryTennesseeRB3
Aaron JonesGreen BayRB4
Ezekiel ElliotDallasRB5
Dalvin CookMinnesotaRB6
Alvin KamaraNew OrleansRB7
Nick ChubbClevelandRB8
Leonard FournetteJacksonvilleRB9
Chris CarsonSeattleRB10

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 wide receivers are next!