Friday was day 2 of one of the most exciting skill position drafts that we have had in quite some time. Every running back outside of CEH was still on the board and so were plenty of names from the deepest WR class in recent memory. It can be frustrating because the stuff that we read and watch can vary widely from what NFL GMs see. And that once again reared it’s ugly on Friday night. 

Everybody and their mother (because we told them to) loves Denzel Mims as a pro prospect. Denzel is a man of great athletic tools and a king of contested catches. So what happened that we don’t know about? He might have bombed interviews by choosing to zoom in the nude. He might have been caught at a party in the later stages of March. Who knows. Let’s break down how these day 2 picks affect the fantasy football landscape. I will go in the order that they were selected. 

Tee Higgins – Cincinnati Bengals

Higgins didn’t have a promising draft season but he still landed in a great spot. He comes from a championship pedigree in college and has a great catch radius. He should be a very solid pro. His dynasty value probably took a nice jump after this pick.  

Michael Pittman Jr. – Indianapolis Colts

A little early for my tastes, but he should have success alongside T.Y. Hilton. I remember liking some catches this past season at USC. I’ll probably be passing him up in all formats including dynasty.

D’Andre Swift – Detroit Lions

Well, that’s all she wrote for Kerryon Johnson’s fantasy value. I feel bad for Donkey Teeth. Kerryon never really had the chance to break out to his true potential because of injuries, but this will be a dynamic move for the Lion’s offense. We can probably expect Swift to take more and more touches as the season goes along.

Jonathan Taylor – Indianapolis Colts

This is a tough break for Marlon Mack but it’s hard to blame the Colts for getting a pretty sure thing for the backfield. Marlon Mack had some solid performances, but also some pretty quiet stretches. Jonathan Taylor’s role should grow more and more as the season goes along. 

Laviska Shenault – Jacksonville Jaguars

He’s a good player with injury concerns. It’s great to add another weapon to Garner Minshew’s belt. If he lives up to his potential, he can make some plays in the open field and justify his draft spot. Definitely not somebody that I’m looking at in redraft.

Cole Kmet – Chicago Bears

What a joke. What’s with the tight end obsession?

KJ Hamler – Denver Broncos

I love KJ Hamler and I know that I’m in the minority. This dude is a play maker despite his small size. It is well known that he has the dropsies. Drew Lock has to be ecstatic though. Hamler is a nice dynasty stash in the 2nd round of rookie drafts. 

Cam Akers – Los Angeles Rams

Akers is awesome. He’s elusive and very fast. He can also make plays in the passing game. He has a good chance to take a lot of work from Darrell Henderson. I think that he ends up being close to a workhorse in Los Angeles. He should have redraft value.

Jalen Hurts – Philadelphia Eagles

Overqualified back up who can end up being the franchise QB in a couple of years. Carson Wentz has plenty of talent, but can never stay healthy. The Eagles actually can get out of Wentz’ contract before 2021 if they remain dissatisfied. 

J.K. Dobbins – Baltimore Ravens 

This isn’t ideal for Dobbins truthers. Mark Ingram is obviously going to play a big role so hopefully there is enough room for both to be fantasy relevant. Dobbins could be a nice discount pick in dynasty for 2021. I don’t see any redraft value. 

Van Jefferson – Los Angeles Rams

I think that I’m the only one at Razzball that is in love with Jefferson. I’m a sucker for a crisp route runner and I think that this is a good spot for him. He should be a nice late dynasty stash in a high powered McVay offense. 

Denzel Mims – New York Jets

This is an absolute steal for the Jets. I am so happy for Sam Darnold. He gets a high caliber weapon that very well could end up being an elite receiver in this league. He could be relevant right away in redraft and his dynasty value remains high like it should be. He is already the most talented receiver on the Jets without setting a foot on the field. 

A.J. Dillon – Green Bay Packers

This is the worst two round run I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen a kicker picked in the second round. This is a slap to the value of Aaron Jones. I think everyone is surprised that they haven’t addressed wide receiver at this point. I don’t think Dillon has a ton of value in dynasty or redraft. 

Ke’Shawn Vaughn – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

He’s a solid running back going into a great situation. The RB situation in Tampa is up for grabs and Vaughn is solid in attributes that Ronald Jones isn’t. I could see Vaughn having a big role in this offense by the 2nd half of the season. This will be a gigantic leap in dynasty value than originally projected by almost everybody. 

Bryan Edwards – Las Vegas Raiders

Great value on this pick right here for the Raiders. Some say that he’s a first round talent that got hurt at the wrong time. This Ruggs/Edwards combination could be devastating some day when the Raiders have an actual quarterback. Nice dynasty stash.

Zack Moss – Buffalo Bills

A nice 1-2 punch to go along with Devin Singletary and this is a big blow to Singletary’s fantasy value. I’m not sure that Moss has a lot of standalone fantasy value in dynasty. He will probably be a better pro than fantasy asset. 

Devin Duvernay – Baltimore Ravens

This is a nice pick for the Ravens. Duvernay is very solid out of the slot and this is a nice addition to the budding Lamar Jackson era. He could be a nice late dynasty stash who will likely be a better pro than he is a fantasy asset. 

 

 

  1. Earl says:
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    Not sure if this is appropriate question. I am in a dynasty 12 team league. It seems people are putting such a high price on the top say 5 draft spots in a rookie draft. I for one only value them so high until I see them in action. I am not too crazy about having to give up top players like Aaron Jones, Joe Mixon or even A.J Brown to land say the 3rd or 4th pick.

    I think I will keep (and maybe add to) my mid to late 1st round picks and hope some of those do as well (or near as well) as Lamb and Jeudy.

    Any thoughts??

  2. Brian says:
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    U missed Claypool

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