Dallas Cowboys: RB Tony Pollard
Dallas didn’t spend a ton of draft capital on offensive skill players. The most significant skill player they invested in was Tony Pollard. Out of Memphis, Pollard is a patient runner that has great top end speed. Pollard will initially contribute to the Cowboys as a kick and punt returner, but if he is given the opportunity, Pollard could be a nice change of pace back for Ezekiel Elliott. Also, if your league gives points for return yards, Pollard definitely gets a bump.
Philadelphia Eagles: RB Miles Sanders
After acquiring Jordan Howard via trade, Philadelphia invested a 2nd round pick in Miles Sanders. Sanders is the most talented and well rounded running back in this backfield. If Philadelphia can commit to Sanders and make him the primary running back, he can end up as a RB 2 as early as this season. However, with Howard there and Philadelphia’s recent history, it’s hard to rely on the Eagles to give Sanders the desired workload this season.
Washington Redskins: QB Dwayne Haskins
I really like what Washington did in this draft. Even though I am not a huge Dwayne Haskins fan, getting him at 15 without having to move up was great for Washington. Then they snag his OSU teammate Terry McLaurin and NC State standout Kelvin Harmon. Haskins is easily the most talented QB in Washington. Even if he isn’t the Week 1 starter, Haskins should see the field this season and instantly add some juice to this offense.
New York Giants: QB Daniel Jones
New York has been catching a lot of heat since they drafted Daniel Jones with the 6th overall pick in draft. Jones looks the part of a franchise QB, but his film leaves a lot of the community hesitant to buy in. I really hope we are all wrong about Jones. I would love for him to be able to come in after Eli Manning and be the starter for the New York Giants for the next 10 years. Regardless of what GM David Gettleman says, Jones should get the opportunity to play this year or next. If that is the case, it’s hard to imagine he would be worse for the fantasy options then Manning.
New Orleans Saints: TE Alize Mack
Considering Mack was drafted in the 7th round of the NFL Draft, this may be a bit of a stretch. However, Mack does have some intriguing skills that could one day translate into fantasy production. Mack has decent speed and works the seam pretty well. With time to develop under Sean Payton, Mack could maybe become a decent TE 2 for fantasy some day. He shouldn’t be drafted in rookie draft, but could be a nice stash on your taxi squads.
Atlanta Falcons: iOL Chris Lindstrom and OT Kaleb McGary
Rather then trying to sell you all on Qadree Ollison and Marcus Green, I think it would be better to talk about the 2 first round lineman Atlanta drafted. Getting Lindstrom and trading up for McGary shows us that Atlanta is going to continue trying to improve the run game. Both guys are very good run blockers and will help Devonta Freeman and Ito Smith out of the backfield. The lack of significant draft capital spent at running back says that Atlanta still has faith in Freeman.
Carolina Panthers: QB Will Grier
I am a huge Will Grier fan and really like the fit for Carolina. Obviously Grier won’t be an immediate starter, but Grier is instantly a premier backup QB. And who knows, if Cam Newton’s shoulder is really messed up, Grier can do enough to keep the offensive weapons in Carolina fantasy relevant. If Newton continues to take hits and misses significant time, I would feel very comfortable having Grier as a QB 2.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: WR Scott Miller
Similar to New Orleans, Tampa Bay spent most of the draft improving their defense. The only offensive player they picked was Scott Miller in the 6th round. Miller is undersized, but has a ton of speed. He may be a nice field stretcher, but I don’t think he’s even worth a spot on a taxi squad.
Chicago Bears: RB David Montgomery
I absolutely love this fit for both Montgomery and Chicago. For whatever reason, I’ve heard way to many people saying that Montgomery is just a slightly better Jordan Howard. Montgomery has more talent and is way more versatile than Howard. Montgomery is the best pure runner on this roster and is lined up to be the primary 2 down back for Chicago. Montgomery showed solid pass catching chops and will also be able to contribute in the passing game. Be excited people! Montgomery is going to be a stud in Chicago.
Minnesota Vikings: TE Irv Smith Jr.
See ya later Kyle Rudolph! Irv Smith is the new sheriff in Minnesota. With Kyle Rudolph being owed over $7 million and no guaranteed money left, it is looking like Rudolph will be cut before the 2019 season starts. If that is the case, Smith will have the opportunity to start producing right away. Smith is a big, athletic target that should be a great fit in this offense.
Green Bay Packers: TE Jace Sternberger
Jace Sternberger is a staff favorite over here at the Fantasy Fanalysts. He plays tight end, but in all honesty, he’s more like a big bodied wide receiver. Sternberger has reliable hands and shows a lot of promise as a route runner. He may not have a ton of production his rookie season, but Sternberger definitely has potential to become a low end TE1.
Detroit Lions: TE TJ Hockenson
TJ Hockenson is the best tight end out of this class. On top of being great as a receiver, Hockenson is a wonderful blocker. Hockenson plays with the type of energy and attitude that everybody loves. His ability to block will allow him to be on the field every down and start contributing right away. When ranking him for dynasty purposes, Hockenson is already a top 12 tight end.
Los Angeles Rams: RB Darrell Henderson
I was/am a huge Darrell Henderson fan. He is extremely quick, is a capable pass catcher and had a ton of production while at Memphis. I don’t think Los Angeles invests an early 3rd round pick on a running back unless they are at least slightly concerned with Todd Gurley’s knee. I expect Henderson to take some of Gurley’s workload and have a ton of upside if Gurley were to ever miss time.
Seattle Seahawks: WR DK Metcalf
This was a great fit for DK Metcalf. Russell Wilson is one of the most talented quarterbacks in the NFL and is going to find ways to get Metcalf the ball. Even if the Seattle offense is run heavy, Metcalf showed that he can produce on limited targets. Metcalf has one of the highest ceilings in this class. If he can come close to reaching that ceiling, he is going to be a stud in this league.
San Francisco 49ers: WR Deebo Samuel
Deebo Samuel is possibly the most exciting prospect in this class when he has the ball in his hands. He has good speed and is great after contact. With George Kittle and Dante Pettis returning, it’s hard to tell how much Samuel will produce right away. If given the opportunity, Samuel has the talent to be a WR 2 for fantasy purposes.
Arizona Cardinals: QB Kyler Murray
As it was speculated for months, Arizona picked Kyler Murray with the 1st overall pick in the NFL draft. On top of that, Arizona drafted Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler and KeeSean Johnson. Murray has the talent, the weapons and hopefully the scheme with Kliff Klingsbury to be a big time fantasy producer. With his arm talent and athleticism, I don’t think it is to crazy to think that Murray could be a top 12 QB in 2019. This Arizona offense has the chance to be extremely fun.