Fantasy: Dynasty Buys

By Andy Moore (@AJMoore21)

A few days ago you were treated to a fantastic Sells equivalent which you can check out here. Today we take a look at those you should be trying to acquire. Let us know your thoughts, let us know YOUR OPINION. Because that’s what it is all about! Let’s see who can get these guys the cheapest!

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Courtland Sutton – Denver Broncos

There’s a feel-good factor around Denver’s offense at the moment. After finishing the season 4-1 with Drew Lock under centre, John Elway has added Pat Shurmur to his coaching staff and signed Melvin Gordon, Graham Glasgow and Nick Vannett in free agency.

All this looks good for third year receiver Courtland Sutton. Coming off a 1,112 yard, 125 target, 72 reception season, the former SMU man has firmly established himself as the Broncos WR1.

The addition of Shurmur looks set to only help Sutton’s development, with his track record as an Offensive Co-ordinator unquestionably good for young QBs and the passing game. If Shurmur can recreate this in Denver, then look for more fireworks from Lock and Sutton as they look to navigate a difficult AFC West.

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In your Dynasty League, the time to buy Sutton might not be now. There are plenty of rumours linking the Broncos to a high quality deep threat receiver in the draft, with CeeDee Lamb and Henry Ruggs both regularly mocked their way. This shouldn’t harm Sutton’s production, in fact it should help minimise double coverage. Others may disagree, getting caught up with the inevitable post draft-fever, make your offer then!

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Miles Sanders – Philadelphia Eagles

Another young player that finished the season well, Miles Sanders was a game changer during the Eagles’ late drive to secure a play-off spot.

The 3rd round pick out of Penn State had an up and down start to 2019, with Jordan Howard forcing him out of the starting role for a string of games before going down injured in week 9. Sanders capitalised on this, increasing his playing time and yardage increase until he peaked against the Redskins in week 14.

Howard is now completely out of the picture, having joined the Dolphins, leaving Sanders in competition with Boston Scott as the Eagles’ presumptive week 1 starter. It’s a battle he should win, considering his potential as a dual threat back and the relative draft capital invested in both.

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Calvin Ridley – Atlanta Falcons

You’ve all seen the stat doing the rounds at the moment, the Atlanta Falcons have a starting offense built solely from first round picks. Calvin Ridley is amongst those, with the third year receiver currently occupying the WR2 designation behind Julio Jones.

Jones is contracted through 2024 and given the huge salary the Falcons have invested in him, it doesn’t look like he’ll be going anywhere soon. So why Ridley?

It’s all about consistency. In both his years in the league so far, Ridley has locked up 92 and 93 targets respectively, catching 64 of those in 2018 and 63 in 2019, those catches have gone for 821 and 866 yards, with 10 TDs in his rookie year, compared to 7 last year.

He’s the perfect flex player for your line ups, averaging above 10 points per game and providing the perfect complement to Julio it Atlanta’s offense. With such a stacked WR class this year, chances are he’s available relatively cheap in your league, and with Julio entering a period in which some players decline, Ridley could be set to ease in the other direction.

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TJ Hockenson – Detroit Lions

After week one of the 2019 season, Hockenson was cleared off waiver wires everywhere. The first rounder caught six passes from Matthew Stafford, going for 131 yards and a TD. Huge numbers for a rookie Tight End.

From there, things went downhill, with Hockenson only adding another 230 yards across the whole season. When you look at the cards dealt to the Iowa product, it’s not hard to see why his form trailed off, when Stafford went down injured, a combination of Jeff Driskel and David Blough stepped into uninspiringly fill the void and the Lions only managed one win after week three.

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So, why trade for him now? Everyone knows that rookie Tight Ends are to be avoided in fantasy, so that shouldn’t put you off when looking at Hockenson’s rookie production. Instead look at the upside, this year’s TE class is poor, he was a top 10 NFL pick for obvious reasons last year, and when fit, his QB is one of the most reliable in the game. Pick him up cheap where you can, and watch him develop into one of the league’s elite TE options.

Marcus Mariota – Las Vegas Raiders

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Marcus Mariota – Las Vegas Raiders

This time last year I picked up Ryan Tannehill in 3 leagues, I didn’t get a complete bargain in all cases, but he was cheap for a QB in superflex leagues. The things I liked about Tannehill were, his work ethic, his commitment to his team, his experience as a starter and the precarious nature of the QB he was backing up.

Fast forward 12 months and the irony is there for all to see that we could say the exact same of that QB, Marcus Mariota. The new Raiders QB has always been the model of professionalism, he’s got a ton of starts (including playoff games) under his belt and he’s backing up Derek Carr, who just doesn’t seem to fit the Jon Gruden school of thought.

So, I’m picking up Mariota where I can this year, half the league had him down as QB1 in the 2015 draft class, and in places he has flashed exactly why they believed that. With a bit of encouragement and the freedom to use his legs, Mariota can certainly be a starter in the NFL, if Carr slips you can bet Mariota will be straight in. Buy low, and buy now!

DFS DraftKings Week Five

By Andy Goddard – @godsy1985

So how is everyone getting on in their DraftKings? Week 5 provides some interesting matchups with games that could offer great value on certain players. So who should you pick this week? It’s all about the bounce-back!

QB – Tom Brady – $6,500 (New England Patriots @ Washington Redskins)

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Brady may well be coming off of an awful showing against Buffalo but this is the perfect ‘bounce-back’ game. Buffalo have a great defence that caused Brady problems all day, Washington’s defence is poor. They have given up 10 touchdowns and an average of more than 21 fantasy points to opposing teams quarterbacks. The Redskins defence are also allowing nearly 400 yards a game! It will be Tom Terrific again this week!

RB – Mark Ingram – $6,300 (Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers)

Another rebound target for this weeks team, Ingram disappointed against the Browns but is well placed to put up good fantasy numbers against a Steelers defence that has allowed over 100 rushing yards per game and given up nearly 28 fantasy points to opposing teams running backs. Add into the mix that the Ravens run the ball nearly 50 percent of the time and Ingram should be a good pick for that value when averaging nearly 21 fantasy points per game.

RB – David Johnson – $7,500 (Arizona Cardinals @ Cincinnati Bengals)

A duel threat running back is always a great option and Johnson is proving he is just that. He has a favourable matchup this week against a very poor Bengals team that couldn’t get anything working against the Steelers last week. Johnson is averaging 18.6 fantasy points per game and should exceed that number this week against a team ranked 31st in total defence.

WR – Julian Edelman – $6,300 (New England Patriots @ Washington Redskins)

Next on the bounce-back train is New England wide receiver, Julian Edelman. Edelman and the Patriots offense put up lousy numbers against the Bills but he has a lot going for him this week against the Redskins. Firstly, Washington have been awful against slot receivers, allowing the fifth most fantasy points to the position, and Edelman lines up in the slot 70 percent of the time. Secondly, if you think a QB is good enough to start, always pick his top target as one of your wide receivers!

WR – Calvin Ridley – $4,900 (Atlanta Falcons @ Houston Texans)

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Ridley is a gamble after putting up a combined 7.8 fantasy points In the past two weeks but, you guessed it, its time for him to bounce-back! (you starting to see the theme?) Houston’s defence is giving up the third most fantasy points to receivers who line up wide, and that’s exactly where Ridley spends 85 percent of his time. Through the first two games of the season, Ridley had 12 catches for 169 yards and 2 TD’s. We should see ‘early season’ Ridley against the Texans!

WR – Allen Robinson II – $5,600 (Chicago Bears @ Oakland Raiders – London Game)

Robinson II appears to have become the main weapon in Chicago’s passing game. He is averaging 70 yards a game and 13.8 fantasy points per game. The Raiders are technically at home but they are a long way from Oakland. Head coach, John Gruden, has a poor record away from Oakland and I see this continuing in London. The Raiders are ranked 27th against the pass allowing over 280 yards per game. Robinson II could be in for a big game.

TE – Tyler Eifert – $3,300 (Arizona Cardinals @ Cincinnati Bengals)

Eifert hasn’t exactly set the fantasy world alight but that could change this week as he takes his seat aboard the bounce-back train. Averaging just 6.3 fantasy points per game he won’t be on many people radars, but he should be! The value is there at just $3,300 and he is going against a Cardinals defence that has allowed the most touchdowns to tight ends this season (6). Tight ends have also earned an impressive 27.8 fantasy points! Could be the value pick of the week.

FLEX – Tyler Boyd – $6,500 (Arizona Cardinals @ Cincinnati Bengals)

I always like to use the flex for a receiver and this week I’ve gone for Tyler Boyd. Another player looking to rebound after a poor performance against the Steelers (which Bengals player didn’t have a bad game against the Steelers?), Boyd is up against a Cardinals defence that has already allowed four touchdowns and the third most fantasy points to opposing slot receivers. Boyd is averaging 14.7 FPPG and 70.8 yards per game. Look for him to eclipse both of those numbers against Arizona.

DST – Tennessee Titans – $3,000 (Buffalo Bills @ Tennessee Titans)

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This pick is more to do with the fact that the Bills are struggling at QB. With Josh Allen potentially being inactive due to a head injury sustained against the Patriots, the Titans could see Matt Barkley under centre for the Bills. The Titans do have a good defence raking up 4 interceptions, 13 sacks, 1 defensive touchdown and averaging 10.8 fantasy points per game. It’s a favourable matchup at that value.

Rookie Fantasies

There’s nothing more hyped up than rookie’s projections at this point in the offseason with everyone in the industry having a go at projecting fantasy outlooks for rookies that have just found a new home.

So many assumptions and so many things to consider, starting at the very beginning with depth charts.

Will Derrius Guice be the early down hammer in Washington? Is Sony Michel the first 3 down back for New England? Who takes the backfield in Indianapolis (apart from opposing defensive lineman)? These are among the many questions that surface after each and every draft and today I will take a look at some backfields that have been impacted, as well as some receiving cores that became a little more crowded. The winners/the losers and where you can expect to get these guys come the start of the season in your fantasy drafts.

Nick Chubb and the Cleveland Browns backfield:

Perhaps a slightly surprising place to start, but perhaps the one which is necessary, if it’s only to make you all aware of the danger in this backfield.

As you are fully aware (and if not, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?!?!), Carlos Hyde was a free agency signing for the Cleveland Browns, replacing the deceitful Isiah Crowell. Pre draft, you expected Carlos Hyde to slip straight in and (hopefully) perform a bit better than what Crowell ever did. Come draft time, Carlos Hyde dynasty owners were rejoicing that they bypassed Saquon Barkley at 1, thinking that Hyde was locked and loaded as their RB1. Unfortunately for Hyde and his owners, they selected Nick Chubb with on of their 2nd round picks. This gives us a massive cloud to try and see through with this backfield and whilst Chubb is coming off a horrific leg injury (to the point where his leg was potentially going to be amputated), but if Chubb plays to the levels seen in college, it could be a case of Hyde and seek for Carlos as the Browns running back 1 on the depth chart. These 2 will be battling it out in camp and training to catch Hue Jackson’s eye (*Shudders*) to try and win the bulk of the carries and you should definitely see a volatile fluctuation in both of their ADPs (according to, Hyde currently 4th round, Chubb 10th round). I fully expect these 2 guys to have similar ADPs come draft season and it is not beyond the realms of possibility, that Chubb overtakes Hyde. Hyde signed a 3year, $15m deal so in terms of running back capital invested, this is quite high for Hyde, who is 27 and likely on his last NFL deal. If things go south for Hyde, you may even see him cut at the end of the season and struggling to find another team. However, I certainly expect Hyde to get the first shot at the gig and may be a candidate to draft as late as possible and try and trade him after a few weeks.

Aside from these two, we also have PPR specialist Duke Johnson in the backfield. I think with the drafting of Nick Chubb and signing of Carlos Hyde, I don’t think Duke Johnson’s workload will change to much. He has a decent role in this offence, there is a lot of trust here and Duke Johnson has often carried this team on his back (albeit in vain). He may lose some catches to Chubb/Hyde in a similar ratio to what his and Crowell’s was last year, but he may suffer a bit more due to the passing options now available to Cleveland. Last year, there was no Josh Gordon for the majority of the season, Corey Coleman was very up and down, rookie TE David Njoku was still feeling his way in and they often relied on Seth DeValve, Rashard Higgins and Ricardo Louis catching passes from an inaccurate QB. Duke Johnson was a centrepiece of this offence, lining up as a receiver for a good deal of time he was on the field. With the acquisition of Jarvis Landry and Josh Gordon should be ready to go along with Njoku in his 2nd season, Duke Johnson could take a back seat now to all the weapons in this team, which would be a disservice to Duke. That said, as he has safe hands, is well trusted by the coaching staff and is one of the most reliable players on this team (also in the final year of his contract), Duke Johnson still has appeal as flex position in bye weeks (had almost three times more receptions than any receiver last year). You just have to hope that any of the WR pass catching options have more than last seasons team high of 27(!).

Looking at the bigger picture, lets not forget, this is the Cleveland Browns. Now whilst I don’t think they’ll go 0-16 again (though they will give it a good try), it’s not farfetched to think that this team will be in the lower half of total scoring on offence. Going back to the old faithful pie analogy, this is probably a medium sized pie, which has the taste of one that is in the clearance isle of a supermarket because it’s sell by date is the same date as the day you buy it. The offence has averaged less points per game each season every year for the past 5 years ( down to 14.6pts per game last year), their yards per play is at its lowest since I started watching American football and had one of the worst turnover differentials last year at -28. They have to turn the corner at some point, right?

I know no-one is going to go out to rush to buy these players in drafts, but with Carlos Hyde currently having a 4th round ADP, I felt it necessary to say DONT DO IT! That said, Nick Chubb in Dynasty should be a must add.

Sony Michel and his fellow Patriots:

Here’s something you don’t see every day, New England spending 1st round draft capital in a running back.

For so many years, Bill Belichick and the Patriots back room staff pick up running backs from free agency and the local council dustbin collection staff and make it work. New England’s pick on Sony Michel was the first running back they drafted in ANY round since 2014! That pick is still on the team and his name is James White (4th Round pick). You have to go back to 2006 for a first round running back (Laurence Maroney) so it goes to show you what they must think of Michel (they even (tbc) released some medical smokescreen about his knees to ensure he fell to them!).

Historically, New England have gotten production everywhere, but it has been terribly hard to predict who is going to be the productive one. It seems like a decade ago that Mike Gillislee scored a hattrick on opening night vs Kansas City and even longer for Jonas Gray’s monster game of 201 yards and 4 touchdowns vs the Colts, only then to be cut a short while after.

Bill Belichick uses running backs like I use Nandos vouchers – I have loads and get the most out of them. Sony Michel will likely be the main guy for New England at least going in to the season, but let’s not forget their offseason activity… They signed Rex Burkhead to a new 3 year deal and invested a fair amount in the former Bengals running back. This was before the draft and it seemed to signal that Burkhead was going to be the guy, so the Michel pick in the first round was perplexing from that standpoint. Fantasy owners sighed when this happened to as it will be much the same like it has been over the past couple of years. trying to figure out each week who will score the avalanche of fantasy points week to week. I suppose at this juncture in the middle of May, I would project that Burkhead will the one they move around the formation and try and use his quickness and agility to create separation in extended types of run plays or dump off pass to take to the house and Michel will be see the bulk of the carries.

LeGarette Blount’s 299 rushing attempts is the only time a NE RB has allowed a running back to have over 200 carries since 2013, I can’t see anything from this backfield (let’s not forget about James White too) to make me think that we will have something like that this year. Added in to the 3 main guys, you have Jeremy Hill and Mike Gillislee, both likely to be cut before the season starts. Even if 1 of those two are saved from the chop, it’s just another mouth to feed in this backfield although you would put it past Belichick giving one of those 2 a monster few games within the 2018 season.

Prior to the draft, I absolutely loved Burkhead in redraft leagues and dynasty. With Michel coming in, that has absolutely made this a “DO NOT ENTER” zone, similar to that of a eastern European underground strip bar. Yes you are getting an RB in one top 3 scoring offences over the past few years, but I think you can only be happy with these picks in best ball type leagues because only 1 of these RBs will score heavily from week to week. if you are able to pick up 1 or both of these in the later rounds of best ball, you could be in a good position coupling them with elite WRs and TE that you may have picked up in the earlier rounds.

Fantasyfootballcalculator has Michel’s ADP somewhere between rounds 8 or 9, and Burkhead going on average the round before, but I can tell you now that Michel’s ADP will get a lot higher come draft season. For me, If they are still in these rounds when I come to do my drafts, I would take Michel over Burkhead simply because of the draft capital invested by the Patriots and that for me tells the story of this backfield.

Good luck if you choose to draft any of these Patriots running backs and be prepared for the duck eggs and the top scores.

Michael Galluping to no.1 on the Cowboys depth chart:

In drafts right now, Michael is a late round flyer…


I am telling you now, Michael Gallup leads Cowboys receivers this year in yards and Touchdowns.

No Dez Bryant and no Jason Witten who accounted for nearly half of all receptions last year in the team, the free agency signings of Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson don’t overly excite me. They are players that are supposedly “Dak Friendly” and will look to catch the eye in minicamps.

Hurns has never had more the 65 receptions in any season, has had one 1000 yards receiving season in Jacksonville (which is a fair accomplishment) and doesn’t strike as a no.1 receiver. He will have a role and is at most, a better than average WR.

Deonte Thompson (and to a certain extent, Hurns) is the speed to help stretch the field, but I don’t know if he is an upgrade on an under-utilised Brice Butler.

The veterans of the team at WR are now Cole Beasley and Terrence Williams, who blow more hot and cold than a Katy Perry pop song. They are extremely inconsistent, struggle to create separation and don’t show up every week.

Enter Michael Gallup. A Colorado State University 3rd round pick by Dallas and there were plenty of eyebrows raised at the fact it took the Cowboys to the third round to select a WR. After looking at some film and his measurables, this is a great fit for both. Gallup is a very intelligent route runner, has good hands and can contest a jump ball like Dez Bryant. His skills at making a defender commit and then cutting loose often goes unnoticed and for anyone that wants to take a look at the new Dallas WR, there is some great film here: He has deceptive pace and is good at getting himself between the defender and the ball, having as much room to make the catch as possible.

The footage also shows Gallup’s area in need of improvement; He is a bit rough round the edges and is probably not coming in to the greatest of coaching schemes to help train him on and become a great WR in the NFL. You also have to hope that Dak steps back in to his rookie form too for Gallup to see any type of production. Gallup doesn’t top the class in any of the skills of a wide receiver, but is very competent and established at all of them without any real weaknesses.

Overall Gallup has the opportunity to establish himself as Dak’s new security blanket, even if the team are going to run the ball, run the ball and run the ball. Let’s not forget the bigger picture here, there wont be vast amounts of yards and touchdowns going to this Dallas set of pass catchers so don’t go shoving all your chips in to this team unless its Zeke in the first round but for fantasy, but I am very happy with him being the 4th WR I pick up in my drafts, somewhere in rounds 7-9. It is possible that Gallup may take a year or two to blossom (especially with the coaching staff’s lack of abilities and imagination) and it wouldn’t surprise me to see Hurns end up being the No.1 this year, but I think that would say more about Dallas’s lack of success in getting the most out of Gallup and the rest of the WR group.

The Ridley riddle in Atlanta:

Calvin Ridley, one of the more well known WR in the draft, perhaps ended up in a place not many expected. That said, I think Calvin Ridley can flourish here, but there are a few worries. Firstly, he isn’t walking in to a Michael Gallup situation in Dallas , nor even something like a DJ Moore in Carolina. He is walking in to a high scoring, powerful offence, but may struggle to make inroads in terms of targets and receptions behind their other current options. There is a role for Ridley opposite Julio Jones, but there are a lot of other people he has to battle with for receptions after that. Mo Sanu was a big positive for the Falcons last year and Austin Hooper popped up a fair amount (49 rec, over 500 yards and 3 TDs). Added to that, the dynamic backfield duo that catch a lot of passes. Calvin Ridley will have to impress to be able to get even a small portion of the target share from Matt Ryan but I think the main benefactor of this situation is Julio Jones.

Julio, like the Falcons on the season, were atrocious last year in the redzone (5 rec from 19 targets) and scoring in general despite Jones having over 1400 yards and the offence having over 4000 receiving yards in total(!). The acquisition of Calvin Ridley and all of the hype surrounding him will surely help Julio in seeing less intense coverage and open the field up even more for all of the pass catchers in Atlanta. Calvin Ridley will have a few games here or there of decent production and has the potential to step right in for a full WR1 workload should Julio’s injury troubles take their toll again (Jones only played a full season 3 times in the last 6 seasons).

In fantasy football, I would only consider Ridley in bestball leagues or as a late round flyer, but his hype will not mean that he falls to a place where you have to choose between him and Stephen Gostowski. Julio Jones, a candidate to fall in to the 2nd round of fantasy drafts, could end up being a steal.

NFL Draft 2018: Round 1 Analysis: Picks 22-32

Welcome to the final installment of the 2018 NFL Draft review. Hope you have enjoyed the other 2 segments and would love to hear your thoughts on your team and how you think they have done in the draft.

Don’t forget we will be podcasting later in the week with Lee Wakefield so keep your eyes peeled for that where we will review the whole 1st round of the draft.

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So let’s get to it.

Tennessee were at number 22 after trading with Baltimore and selected Rashaan Evans, who is a 3 down linebacker and will replace Avery Williamson. He is solid, if not spectacular. The Titans defence looking a lot more solid and could be a team to watch this season in fantasy and real life, especially if the offence gets going.

Lamer Jackson still on the board, and many thinking he would be selected here, but The New England Patriots selected Isiah Wynn at 23, the guard from Georgia. It’s not a surprise really, with Nate Solder departing and the guy having Wynn in his name, which is what the Patriots do best….I’ll get my coat.

Pick 24 by Carolina saw the first WR off the board. DJ Moore for Maryland will be joining Devin Funchess and could make an immediate impact with the Panthers. He will likely be a popular selection in Dynasty drafts. A quick wide receiver with great hands, Cam Newton gets the help he needed.

Baltimore selected a Tight End at pick 25, with Hayden Hurst the first pick for Baltimore after trading back with Tennessee. Has good blocking skills and will likely be heavily utilised in this offence judging by previous years. Is the best Tight End in the draft but I wouldn’t be surprised if Hurst is overdrafted in both redraft and dynasty leagues. I’ll pass for Dallas Goedert, thanks.

The biggest name at the Wide Receiver position in Calvin Ridley was selected at 26 by Atlanta. The Alabama wideout joins Julio Jones and will bring a lot of speed and is a perfect fit for Ridley in this offence. Excited to see the impact he could have here. Explosive pace off the line of scrimmage if possibly not the quickest long speed or the best at yards after the catch. He possesses good sideline body control and Matt Ryan will look to him often immediately. The bigger picture is that Mohammed Sanu’s stock has fallen for me (really liked him this year as a late round pick) and the coverage should be a bit easier for Julio.

Perhaps the most surprising pick of the first round came from Seattle, picking up running back Rashad Penny with pick 27. Whilst this could solve the running back conundrum that has been evident since the departure of Marshawn Lynch, but if there is noone to block for him, he isn’t going anywhere. A puzzling pick by the seahwaks. Russell Wilson will not be happy. With Paul Richardson gone and Jimmy Graham, all signs point to Seattle returning to ground and pound style offence.

The Steelers selection saw Ryan Shazier, told a few months ago that he would struggle to play again in the NFL, had an emotional walk out on to the podium to make the Pittsburgh selection at 28. Terrell Edmunds, brother of Tremaine, was the pick at 28 and the playmaking safety will hope that he can play alongside Shazier at some point in the future. Best wishes, Ryan.

Now to the Jacksonville pick, with Lamar Jackson STILL on the board. My NAP selection was looking in grave danger after  Jacksonville selected Taven Bryan at pick 29. Another 1st round pick on the defence and will bolster that front D Line. Bortles dodges a bullet so you have to confirm here that the team will be a mainly running, chew the clock type team and let their defence go to work. Is a potentially great signing to fill in for anyone that may leave from that defence in the next few years as they may struggle to pay them all. Will likely be the number 1 defences off the board in fantasy drafts this year…and for good reason. The AFC South will be a lot tougher and competitive than last year though, so don’t all rush to join the queue to select them.

Talking of defence, Mike Hughes could possibly complete this one for the Vikings, going at pick 30. The corner from UCF will have plenty of talented players to learn from and could be a stud.

The 2nd Patriots pick of the 1st round (also was expected to be Lamar Jackson) was a fairly surprising one. A dagger to the Rex Burkhead truthers (I was ready to jump on the bandwaggon) saw Sony Michel join the Patriots at pick 31, who seems of similar ilk to Dion Lewis and will join the backfield which will now be a muddling as usual. Could spell the end for Mike Gillislee, if not Jeremy Hill. Michel will likely have a portion of the backfield but like most years, this is a backfield to stay clear of unless it is in best ball leagues for me. Am tempted by Burkhead in PPR, however.

The final pick of the 1st round saw Baltimore trade back in to the 1st round to select Lamar Jackson. The relief on my face for the NAP selection was palpable. I will forever be in Ozzy Newsome’s debt and Lamar could be the face of a changing Baltimore Ravens offence come 2019 with the fraudster Joe Flacco’s contract expiring at the end of this year. Never thought I would say this, but Baltimore could be a good team to watch going forward if their dealings pay off. Jackson will bring something totally different for the Ravens fans.

So there we have it, Round 1 reviewed. TO round up the best and worse from the back end, surely the most eyebrow raising selection was the one from the Seahawks. SO many gaps on defence, and a pourous, turnstile like Offensive line, they selected a talented running back. Hmmmm.

The best pick in my opinion is either of the Wide Receivers, who land in ideal spots and could hit it off straight away for both the team, and fantasy GMs. of the two, I would probably take DJ Moore, as Julio Jones will still be the focal point of the Atlanta Falcons, and DJ Moore has the chance to take up a sizeable role in the Carolina offence.

Hope you enjoyed the review, we’ll be back later in the week, breaking down rounds 2-7, looking at the best and worst picks. Hope your team drafted who you wanted and we only have to wait 4 months now for the season to start…not long. *sulks*