Mock Draft Series 4

Edited by Matt Hicks, Staff Writer

Welcome back to the Mock Draft Series! This is draft 4 in a series of mock drafts that will happen throughout the 2018 NFL off-season. The drafts will have different rules, that are tailored to different league formats. This draft is Dynasty PPR. Those drafting are all writers in the fantasy football community, each featured writer has one pick explained, and that pick is unedited and in their own words, not mine.

1.1        Ryan Cearfoss @fntsyfbconnect Todd Gurley

1.2        Marc Szymanski – @FFA_Marc  Odell Beckham Jr

1.3        Wheeler – @FF_Wheeler –  Ezeikel Elliot

1.4        Dave H. – @Dynastydorks   Le’veon Bell

1.5        PK Ripper @amaze652 David Johnson

1.6        Nick Spartz @BeerFueledFF    DeAndre Hopkins

1.7        THE FANTASY TYPHOON @Jesusprotectme Saquon Barkley

1.8        Josh Padgett @jpadgett94  Antonio Brown

1.9        Eric Adams @Top2Eric     Melvin Gordon

There seems to be some negativity surrounding Gordon at the moment and I’m just not buying it. The only negative thing about him is he has failed to average 4 yards per carry in each of his first 3 seasons, but when you get used as much as Gordon does then the yards per carry might suffer. He’s 25, he’s a true dual threat and option 1A in LA and he is NOT going to get benched for Austin Ekeler.

1.10      Matt Hicks @Top2Matt   Kareem Hunt

1.11      Derek Brown @Dbro_ffb   Dalvin Cook

1.12      Anthony (@ZaragozaAnthony) – Redraft Football Factory Leonard Fournette

2.1        Anthony (@ZaragozaAnthony) – Redraft Football Factory Mike Evans

2.2        Derek Brown @Dbro_ffb  Michael Thomas

2.3        Matt Hicks @Top2Matt   Alvin Kamara

2.4        Eric Adams @Top2Eric  Christian McCaffrey

2.5        Josh Padgett @jpadgett94   Keenan Allen

2.6        THE FANTASY TYPHOON @Jesusprotectme   Derrius Guice

2.7        Nick Spartz @BeerFueledFF  Joe Mixon

2.8        PK Ripper @amaze652 Devontae Freeman

2.9        Dave H. – @Dynastydorks  Davante Adams

2.10      Wheeler – @FF_Wheeler –  Julio Jones

2.11      Marc Szymanski – @FFA_Marc  Jordan Howard

2.12      Ryan Cearfoss @fntsyfbconnect  Amari Cooper

With Green and Gurley I’m able to take a chance on upside with Cooper. He has all of the talent in the world and in a new offense without Michael Crabtree this could be the break out year fantasy owners have yearned for.

3.1        Ryan Cearfoss @fntsyfbconnect   Aj Green

3.2        Marc Szymanski – @FFA_Marc   Jarvis Landry

He is younger than Josh Gordon by 2 years. Gordon is due for a suspension. Landry has excelled with some questionable quarterbacks (Tannenhill, Cutler) throwing to him. He will continue to thrive in Cleveland who will either do well OR will have to play from behind. Either way, Landry is PPR gold, again!

3.3        Wheeler – @FF_Wheeler –  Tyreek Hill

3.4        Dave H. – @Dynastydorks   Travis Kelce

3.5        PK Ripper @amaze652  TY Hilton

3.6        Nick Spartz @BeerFueledFF Corey Davis

3.7        THE FANTASY TYPHOON @Jesusprotectme  Stefon Diggs

3.8        Josh Padgett @jpadgett94  Juju Smith Schuster

3.9        Eric Adams @Top2Eric  Allen Robinson

3.10      Matt Hicks @Top2Matt Sony Michel

3.11      Derek Brown @Dbro_ffb   Jerrick McKinnon

3.12      Anthony (@ZaragozaAnthony) – Redraft Football Factory Brandin Cooks

4.1        Anthony (@ZaragozaAnthony) – Redraft Football Factory  Zach Ertz

4.2        Derek Brown @Dbro_ffb  Adam Thielen

4.3        Matt Hicks @Top2Matt    Doug Baldwin

4.4        Eric Adams @Top2Eric   Deshaun Watson

4.5        Josh Padgett @jpadgett94    Josh Gordon

4.6        THE FANTASY TYPHOON @Jesusprotectme   Hunter Henry

4.7        Nick Spartz @BeerFueledFF  Nick Chubb

4.8        PK Ripper @amaze652   Alshon Jeffery

4.9        Dave H. – @Dynastydorks   Mark Ingram

4.10      Wheeler – @FF_Wheeler –   Derrick Henry

Henry is a power runner with all of the goaline and short yardage work. Lewis stayed healthy last year, but it was the first time in 5 years that he saw over 200 touches, the previous high being 85 touches in 7 games. Even if Lewis stays healthy this is at least a 50/50 split, more likely that Henry takes over this role and becomes a work-horse by next year.

4.11      Marc Szymanski – @FFA_Marc LeSean McCoy

4.12      Ryan Cearfoss @fntsyfbconnect    Ronald Jones

5.1        Ryan Cearfoss @fntsyfbconnect  Evan Engram

5.2        Marc Szymanski – @FFA_Marc     Royce Freeman

5.3        Wheeler – @FF_Wheeler –     Larry Fitzgerald

5.4        Dave H. – @Dynastydorks    Golden Tate

5.5        PK Ripper @amaze652  Rob Gronkowski

5.6        Nick Spartz @BeerFueledFF       Sammy Watkins

Watkins is a receiver whose talent I still believe in and lands on a team who seems to have an idea of what to do with him. Think he pairs very well with Tyreek HIll

5.7        THE FANTASY TYPHOON @Jesusprotectme   Cooper Kupp

5.8        Josh Padgett @jpadgett94  Kenyon Drake

5.9        Eric Adams @Top2Eric    Rashaad Penny

5.10      Matt Hicks @Top2Matt     Marvin Jones Jr

5.11      Derek Brown @Dbro_ffb    Aaron Jones

5.12      Anthony (@ZaragozaAnthony) – Redraft Football Factory Jay Ajayi

6.1        Anthony (@ZaragozaAnthony) – Redraft Football Factory  Kerryon Johnson

6.2        Derek Brown @Dbro_ffb  Jamaal Williams

6.3        Matt Hicks @Top2Matt    Jimmy Graham

6.4        Eric Adams @Top2Eric   Calvin Ridley

6.5        Josh Padgett @jpadgett94    Courtland Sutton

6.6        THE FANTASY TYPHOON @Jesusprotectme    D.J. Moore

6.7        Nick Spartz @BeerFueledFF   Russell Wilson

6.8        PK Ripper @amaze652   Aaron Rodgers

6.9        Dave H. – @Dynastydorks       Demaryius Thomas

I like Thomas to bounce back, he’s been a consistent WR2 even with a hodgepodge of bad QBs behind center.  He should be able to put up top 20 or top 15 numbers with Keenum.  Peters getting shipped out helps and the value here was good, I got him after Sutton.  Give me DT all day

6.10      Wheeler – @FF_Wheeler –   Tevin Coleman

6.11      Marc Szymanski – @FFA_Marc   CJ Anderson

6.12      Ryan Cearfoss @fntsyfbconnect Alex Collins

7.1        Ryan Cearfoss @fntsyfbconnect    Carson Wentz

7.2        Marc Szymanski – @FFA_Marc   Michael Gallup

7.3        Wheeler – @FF_Wheeler –   Robert Woods

7.4        Dave H. – @Dynastydorks  Dion Lewis

7.5        PK Ripper @amaze652  Lamar Miller

7.6        Nick Spartz @BeerFueledFF   David Njoku

7.7        THE FANTASY TYPHOON @Jesusprotectme  D’onta Foreman

7.8        Josh Padgett @jpadgett94  Carlos Hyde

7.9        Eric Adams @Top2Eric     Will Fuller

7.10      Matt Hicks @Top2Matt       Cam Newton

I’m thrilled to get Newton in the late 7th round as the 5th quarterback off the board. Newton finished as QB2 in 2017 after posting 3,302 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, 754 rushing yards, and 6 rushing touchdowns. This was after stumbling out of the gate in Weeks 1-3 where he tried to be the pocket passing quarterback he is not. Newton gets much needed offensive help with the additions of D.J. Moore and C.J. Anderson and he gets a healthy Greg Olsen back. For all these reasons Cam Newton is currently my QB1 for 2018; so to get him this late is a steal.

7.11      Derek Brown @Dbro_ffb Christian Kirk

7.12      Anthony (@ZaragozaAnthony) – Redraft Football Factory Jared Goff

8.1        Anthony (@ZaragozaAnthony) – Redraft Football Factory Devin Funchess

8.2        Derek Brown @Dbro_ffb  Jamison Crowder

8.3        Matt Hicks @Top2Matt  O.J. Howard

8.4        Eric Adams @Top2Eric   Trey Burton

8.5        Josh Padgett @jpadgett94  Marlon Mack

8.6        THE FANTASY TYPHOON @Jesusprotectme     Jimmy Garoppolo

8.7        Nick Spartz @BeerFueledFF   Isaiah Crowell

8.8        PK Ripper @amaze652   Kenny Golladay

Babytron looks to be in line for a sophomore breakout season in pass happy Jim Bob Cooter offense. The 6’4 receiver should see plenty more targets especially with the deep ball; he averaged 17 yards per reception Stafford had no problem finding him hooking up with him for eight passes of 20-plus yards and five of 40-plus yards. He is position to take the Number one spot in Motor City for years to come and is a Dynasty roster priority on my teams. #HappyGolladays

8.9        Dave H. – @Dynastydorks   Kirk Cousins

8.10      Wheeler – @FF_Wheeler –   Duke Johnson

8.11      Marc Szymanski – @FFA_Marc   Kyle Rudolph

8.12      Ryan Cearfoss @fntsyfbconnect   Chris Thompson

9.1        Ryan Cearfoss @fntsyfbconnect    Tarik Cohen

9.2        Marc Szymanski – @FFA_Marc    Tom Brady

9.3        Wheeler – @FF_Wheeler –  Matthew Stafford

9.4        Dave H. – @Dynastydorks   Sterling Shepard

9.5        PK Ripper @amaze652   Keelan Cole

9.6        Nick Spartz @BeerFueledFF Chris Godwin

9.7        THE FANTASY TYPHOON @Jesusprotectme    TY Montgomery

9.8        Josh Padgett @jpadgett94    Kalen Ballage

As alluded I’ve alluded to on Top2Pod, I drafted my favorite rookie.  It may look like a little bit of a reach, but Ballage is a home run type of player (and if you can’t tell, that’s my kind of guy).  He could become the 3 down back in Miami and has already been impressing coaches.  I am all aboard this hype train and you can’t get me off of it.

9.9        Eric Adams @Top2Eric  Pierre Garcon

9.10      Matt Hicks @Top2Matt     Julian Edelman

9.11      Derek Brown @Dbro_ffb    George Kittle

9.12      Anthony (@ZaragozaAnthony) – Redraft Football Factory   Kelvin Benjamin

10.1      Anthony (@ZaragozaAnthony) – Redraft Football Factory   Mark Walton

10.2      Derek Brown @Dbro_ffb     Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes steps into a plum situation. Andy Reid just coaxed a top five fantasy quarterback season out of none other than dink & dunk champion Alex Smith. Mahomes is surrounded with weapons that can win at all levels of the field and redzone in Kareem Hunt, Sammy Watkins, Travis Kelce, & Tyreek Hill.

10.3      Matt Hicks @Top2Matt   Jordy Nelson

10.4      Eric Adams @Top2Eric    Jack Doyle

10.5      Josh Padgett @jpadgett94 Andrew Luck

10.6      THE FANTASY TYPHOON @Jesusprotectme    Michael Crabtree

10.7      Nick Spartz @BeerFueledFF    Devante Parker

10.8      PK Ripper @amaze652   Josh Doctson

10.9      Dave H. – @Dynastydorks    Nyhiem Hines

10.10    Wheeler – @FF_Wheeler –  Drew Brees

10.11    Marc Szymanski – @FFA_Marc   Josh Rosen

10.12    Ryan Cearfoss @fntsyfbconnect   Nelson Agholor

11.1      Ryan Cearfoss @fntsyfbconnect    Corey Clement

11.2      Marc Szymanski – @FFA_Marc   DeMarco Murray

11.3      Wheeler – @FF_Wheeler –  Robby Anderson

11.4      Dave H. – @Dynastydorks   Marquise Goodwin

11.5      PK Ripper @amaze652  Chris Carson

11.6      Nick Spartz @BeerFueledFF Paul Richardson

11.7      THE FANTASY TYPHOON @Jesusprotectme  Randall Cobb

Cobb is now the forgotten man in Green Bay. Now that Philbin, is back in control of the offense I fully expect to see more dump offs and screens to Cobb.

11.8      Josh Padgett @jpadgett94   Greg Olsen

11.9      Eric Adams @Top2Eric    Lamar Jackson

11.10    Matt Hicks @Top2Matt    Dak Prescott

11.11    Derek Brown @Dbro_ffb     Emmanuel Sanders

11.12    Anthony (@ZaragozaAnthony) – Redraft Football Factory  Anthony Miller

12.1      Anthony (@ZaragozaAnthony) – Redraft Football Factory James Washington

I’m pretty excited that I was able to snag James Washington with my last pick in this mock draft. Washington made big play after big play during his time at Oklahoma State and should provide that same spark in Pittsburgh. Former #3 WR Martavis Bryant is now in Oakland, so Washington has the chance to come in right away and play that deep threat role Bryant failed to live up to the last few seasons.

12.2      Derek Brown @Dbro_ffb   Dez Bryant

12.3      Matt Hicks @Top2Matt    LaGarette Blount

12.4      Eric Adams @Top2Eric   Cameron Meredith

12.5      Josh Padgett @jpadgett94   Jameis Winston

12.6      THE FANTASY TYPHOON @Jesusprotectme  Ben Roethlisberger

12.7      Nick Spartz @BeerFueledFF   Marqise Lee

12.8      PK Ripper @amaze652    Martavis Bryant

12.9      Dave H. – @Dynastydorks Marshawn Lynch

12.10    Wheeler – @FF_Wheeler –     Delanie Walker

12.11    Marc Szymanski – @FFA_Marc    Donte Moncrief

12.12    Ryan Cearfoss @fntsyfbconnect    Donte Pettis

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Matt Hicks

Matt’s writing is focused on dynasty and devy fantasy football. He loves blending his experience writing research in the field of education with fantasy football stats. Matt currently lives in Baltimore, MD and graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. You can follow Matt on Twitter: @TheFF_Educator

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