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Dynasty and Chill Fantasy Football Rookie Draft Recap

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For us, it was easy - draft linebackers! It has always been one of our weakest positions (despite having Myles Jack), with wide receiver being the other one. Without a first round pick, targeting a WR was difficult.

However, this was a defensive heavy class with some nice potential at the LB position and we wanted to take full advantage.

Five of our six draft picks were LBs:
  • Germaine Pratt - Bengals
  • Cody Barton - Seahawks
  • Sione Takitaki - Browns
  • Ulysees Gilbert - Steelers
  • Dakota Allen - Rams
We also needed to find a potential replacement for Tom Brady at QB, and think Ryan Finley has a real chance to supplant Andy Dalton in Cincinnati.

Dynasty and Chill Fantasy Football Rookie Draft - First 3 Rounds

PickOvrSelectionTeamPos
1.011Josh JacobsOAKRB
1.022Kyler MurrayARIQB
1.033Dwayne HaskinsWASQB
1.044N'Keal HarryNEPWR
1.055David MontgomeryCHIRB
1.066A.J. BrownTENWR
1.077Miles SandersPHIRB
1.088Parris CampbellINDWR
1.099Darrell HendersonLARRB
1.1010D.K. Metcalf SEAWR
1.1111T.J. HockensonDETTE
1.1212Marquise BrownBALWR
1.1313Devin WhiteTBBLB
1.1414Mecole HardmanKCCWR
1.1515Deebo SamuelSFOWR
1.1616Noah FantDENTE
1.1717Devin BushPITLB
1.1818Justice HillBALRB
1.1919Daniel JonesNYGQB
1.2020Hakeem ButlerARIWR
1.2121Nick BosaSFODE
1.2222JJ Arcega-WhitesidePHIWR
1.2323Andy IsabellaARIWR
1.2424Damien HarrisNEPRB
1.2525Clelin FerrellOAKDE
1.2626Irv Smith Jr.IrvMIN
1.2727Drew LockDENQB
1.2828Ed OliverBUFDT
1.2929Miles BoykinBALWR
2.0130Devin SingletaryBUFRB
2.0231Terry McLaurinWASWR
2.0332Alexander MattisonMINRB
2.0433Dawson KnoxBUFTE
2.0534Diontae JohnsonPITWR
2.0635Darnell SavageGBPS
2.0736Brian BurnsCARDE
2.0837Quinnen WilliamsNYJDT
2.0938Josh AllenJACDE
2.1039Jace SternbergerGBPTE
2.1140Josh OliverJACTE
2.1241Darwin ThompsonKCCRB
2.1342Tony PollardDALRB
2.1443Montez SweatWASLB
2.1544Germaine PrattCINLB
2.1645Johnathan AbramOAKS
2.1746Mack WilsonCLELB
2.1847Dexter WilliamsGBPRB
2.1948Jalen HurdSFOWR
2.2049Ryquell ArmsteadJACRB
2.2150Taylor RappLARS
2.2251Chase WinovichNEPDE
2.2352Benny SnellPITRB
2.2453Christian WilkinsMIADT
2.2554Juan ThornhillKCCS
2.2655Rashan GaryGBPDE
2.2756Kelvin HarmonWASWR
2.2857Jahlani TavaiDETLB
2.2958Nasir AdderleyLACS
3.0159Bobby OkerekeINDLB
3.0260Jerry TilleryLACDT
3.0361Bryce LoveWASRB
3.0462Will GrierCARQB
3.0563Hunter RenfrowOAKWR
3.0664Oshane XiminesNYGDE
3.0765L.J. CollierSEADE
3.0866Kahale WarringHOUTE
3.0967Quincy WilliamsJACLB
3.1068James WilliamsKCCRB
3.1169Jarrett StidhamNEPQB
3.1270Rodney AndersonCINRB
3.1371Scott MillerTBBWR
3.1472Rock Ya-SinINDCB
3.1573Preston WilliamsMIAWR
3.1674Gary JenningsSEAWR
3.1775KeeSean JohnsonARIWR
3.1876Bruce AndersonTBBRB
3.1977Blake CashmanNYJLB
3.2078Zach AllenARIDE
3.2179Dexter LawrenceNYGDT
3.2280Ben BanoguINDDE
3.2381Riley RidleyCHIWR
3.2482Jeffery SimmonsTENDT
3.2583Te'von ConeyOAKLB
3.2684Cody BartonSEALB
3.2785Greedy WilliamsCLECB
3.2886Darius SlaytonNYGWR
3.2987Ryan FinleyCINQB
As a rebuilding team with little to no talent at youth, I've traded the vast majority of my stakes to get this and future year picks. I had two first round picks, and spent them on Josh Jacobs at 1.01, and Ed Oliver at 1.26. Jacobs was IMO an easy pick. While a DT is considered a reach at 1.26, I firmly believe this is a generational talent that could easily be a high end producer for the long term. -@Phinphan54
For 2 out of the past 3 years now, I’ve been the first player to go to the defensive side of the ball. Three years ago I took Myles Garrett around pick 10 and this year I took Devin White at 1.13. After the first 10 picks or so, I feel like a lot of the offensive players are really 50/50 so I try to lock in a surefire star on the defensive end. For me, Devin White and Devin Bush were a toss up, but eventually landed on White.

In the second and third rounds, I threw some darts at Tony Pollard and Scotty Miller. I think Pollard in general is being overlooked in dynasty and redraft. All beat reports out of Dallas are that the coaches were sky high on him going into the draft and he’s the primary handcuff for Zeke who as we saw with the Vegas incident can find himself in hot water quickly.

Scotty Miller may have been a reach on my part in the third but after hearing Jameis gush about him on the Adam Schefter pod, I was all in on getting Miller. I didn’t want to wait a round and lose him. I’ll be watching preseason closely to see if Miller can beat out Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson for snaps this season. -@Blair_Ames

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