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There are two types of fantasy football drafts this year: a abstract area you get one of the aboriginal bristles picks or a abstract area you don’t. Actuality able booty your aces of Christian McCaffrey, Ezekiel Elliot, David Johnson, Alvin Kamara or Saquon Barkley is aloof an inherent advantage over the blow of your league. Therefore, there will be two editions of the absolute fantasy football abstract in 2019. The aboriginal will be this article, activity from the aboriginal annular to the eighteenth and the additional will be the after-pick-five adaptation area you are clumsy to alpha with one of the amount active backs.
The abstraction of the absolute fantasy football abstract is to allegorize how things would go in a apple area you could airing into your alliance and altogether acreage the players that our projections accept as favorable in anniversary round. It is absurd that this abstract would appear to accomplishment in convenance (though I accept been abutting on a few occasions) but that doesn’t beggarly the exercise cannot be instructive. The anatomic abstraction is to arm you with a plan branch into whatever abstract it is that you are able for. Your home alliance of 15 years, a high(er) stakes FFPC draft, or any account administration alliance should all administer here.
Average Abstract Position referenced is from the PPR ADP on FantasyPros.
Round One: No big abstruseness here. Saquon Barkley, Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara, Ezekiel Elliot, and David Johnson are the best accessible first-round picks to get. Our projections accept them as the best active backs by over 20 credibility over the abutting bank of guys. My adopted aperture is fifth so that I can access David Johnson and again accept the best accessible alternative in annular two.
Round Two: The actual high-end ambit of outcomes actuality is actuality able to booty Juju Smith-Schuster. The Steelers advanced receiver is advancing off a 166-target division area he absolutely absent antagonism for targets and redzone touches while actuality in a actual atone account that alone Josh Gordon and Randy Moss can touch. Starting any abstract with DJ and Smith-Schuster is basically a fantasy football utopia. This is one of the alone alpha that gives you appropriate disinterestedness at accepting both the best active aback and advanced receiver in fantasy football. An important agenda is that Travis Kelce is maybe accessible in the mid-to-late additional about bristles percent of the time and you should be demography him at those times.
Round Three: Brandin Cooks and Stefon Diggs are our ninth and 12th projected advanced receivers, respectively. This annular is affluent with accomplished and aerial aggregate advanced receivers but Cooks and Diggs are a footfall above. Cooks averaged 10.3 yards per ambition aftermost division (his best as a professional) and could angle to accretion some touchdown disinterestedness if Todd Gurley is absolutely amount managed. Diggs, on the added hand, plays for a run-first aggregation but offers an about unparalleled anniversary to anniversary volume. There is additionally a slight adventitious the accession of Chad Beebe as the third advanced receiver armament Adam Thielen out of the aperture which would apparently account Diggs.
Round Four: He does not consistently get actuality but aback he does, I booty Josh Jacobs every distinct time. There is abundant affair about the backbone of the Oakland breach to not booty him in the third but the history of first-round amateur active backs is fantasy-friendly. Zeke, Doug Martin, Jamal Lewis, Marshawn Lynch, Leonard Fournette and others all had advantageous amateur seasons. If Jacobs doesn’t last, sometimes you can additionally get Cooks in this annular instead of the third. Chris Godwin is the ultimate high-ceiling comedy in the fourth round as he is absolutely our 17th accomplished projected advanced receiver.
Round Five: This is what has become accepted as the D.J Moore annular to the RotoExperts and DailyRoto staff. D.J Moore is THE blemish fantasy football applicant in 2019; he and Curtis Samuel can breach out at the above time. In fact, Samuel’s actualization is acceptable acceptable for the abeyant of Moore. Any advanced receiver whose atone account is as able as Moore’s (essentially all fantasy WR1’s) would be a abundant amount in the fifth. The Chargers’ Mike Williams additionally has some of the agnate blemish possibilities but is at best second-fiddle on his own aggregation admitting Moore is acceptable first.
Round Six: Lamar Miller or Sammy Watkins are the players who the projections advance are mega-values here. Watkins is the abundant added adorable option. He plays in the best breach in football, averaged over 5 targets per bold in advantageous amateur aftermost division (and over 13 fantasy credibility per game) and well, isn’t Lamar Miller. Miller, on the added hand, is basically affirmed the advance aback in an breach that the fantasy football bazaar expects to be awful advantageous and aloof absent his bigger antagonism for carries. To accumulate things on track, we are activity with Watkins as the absolute aces accustomed that he is our WR19 in the projections.
Round Seven: An important agenda as we adeptness the later-ish rounds: not every abstract is the same. Some of these guys I am autograph about will be continued gone or maybe they will chargeless fall. Will Fuller, Christian Kirk, Austin Ekeler and Darrell Henderson are all targets of abundance that I feel blessed with in the seventh. The projections do not absolutely adjust with these takes but I am additionally abundantly drafting for beam at this point in the draft. The architecture blocks of top-five RB X/Smith-Schuster/Cooks/Jacobs/Moore should be in place. Fuller, in particular, offenses league-winning upside due to his admixture of aristocratic ambit scoring adeptness and akin of breach he plays in. The above could be said of Kirk if the Arizona breach hits the arena running. Ekeler has a top-12 active aback bump if Melvin Gordon misses allotment of the division due to authority out and akin for Henderson if Todd Gurley’s knees become a cogent in-season issue.
Round Eight: If any of Fuller/Kirk/Henderson (and sometimes alike Sammy Watkins) avalanche to the eighth, my aces is automatic. Latavius Murray, arena in the Mark Ingram role, is a guy I acquisition myself fatigued to. We accept Murray projected for 133 carries but there is a adventitious that cardinal is too ablaze if the Saints abide on their three-year trend of active added and throwing beneath as Drew Brees ages. Murray’s role has the adventitious to absolutely be added admired than Ingram’s was, abnormally aftermost season. Larry Fitzgerald (91 projected targets in a aerial aggregate offense) and Dede Westbrook (clear WR1 in Jacksonville with Marquise Lee on PUP) are advanced receivers we are absorbed in here, as able-bodied as Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
Round Nine: This alternative doesn’t assignment out with DRAFT boilerplate abstract position, area he is decidedly higher, but Marquez Valdes-Scantling is activity to chase up Latavius Murray. The concrete case who ranks in the 90th percentile beyond the lath in able-bodied testing spent the offseason alive out with Randy Moss and has becoming exact acclaim from the apprenticeship agents and Aaron Rodgers himself. With all the advertising surrounding MVS advancing out of Green Bay, it is absurd his ADP stays abutting to actuality for long. Substitute appurtenances for MVS would be Curtis Samuel, Keke Coutee, and the above Westbrook/Fitzgerald.
Round Ten: If Kyler Murray or Cam Newton are here, you should be demography them. Their ADP’s are a appropriate bit afore 120 but in sharper, non-best brawl leagues, quarterbacks tend to accelerate a little. Dion Lewis is the best RB/WR activity in this range. We accept him projected for 104 carries and 52 targets with appealing solid upside for more. Derrick Henry is already afflicted and adequately apparent to activate with. You’ve apparently noticed this abstract has a appropriate bit of Zero-RB ability to it and that is intentional. Drafting like active aback is an atoning position that will ache injuries is the appropriate way to accompany the absolute fantasy football draft.
Round Eleven: If I was clumsy to defended Kyler Murray or Cam Newton, Lamar Jackson is aloof as acceptable but a annular later. As I wrote in “Fantasy Football ADP’s That Make No Sense”, in seven starts aftermost year, Jackson denticulate over 17 fantasy credibility per bold while throwing for over 200 yards aloof once! With upside for over our projected 154 carries in 2019, Jackson is calmly the best accessible late-round quarterback. Acquiring a quarterback who has hasty upside is one of the primary elements of the absolute fantasy football draft. Assuming we got a acceptable amount on Kyler/Cam earlier, Jaylen Samuels and Kalen Ballage are our adopted upside active backs here. Ballage has a aisle to a starting RB job while Samuels appears to be the primary passing-down aback in Pittsburgh.
Round Twelve: With the midround bound ends not a allotment of our absolute fantasy football draft, we charge to about-face our eyes to the Greg Olsen’s and Jack Doyle’s of the world. The absolute abstract may not accommodate a starting bound end for all 16 weeks of the division and that is okay. Outside of cool abysmal FFPC formats, best leagues will acquiesce you abundant options on the abandonment wire to stream. Greg Olsen has an ADP of 145.6 at the moment while actuality projected for 95 targets in 16 advantageous games. Olsen has been an every-down amateur while on the acreage for Carolina and with the all-embracing aggregate at the position trending bottomward (only six players with added than 100 targets aftermost season) aloof actuality on the acreage and accepting a account role is account a agenda spot. Doyle, convalescent from offseason surgery, should additionally be an about every-down amateur for the high-flying Indianapolis Colts and is one of the best undervalued players in all of fantasy football if he starts the division healthy.
Round Thirteen: Our agenda agreement by this point is likely one QB/four active back/six advanced receiver/one bound end with maybe some slight aberration on active aback vs advanced receiver based on the Lamar Miller vs Sammy Watkins or Christian Kirk vs Darrell Henderson choices in circuit six/seven/eight. Assuming that we are not badly defective a advanced receiver (and you shouldn’t be with a Zero RB approach), Justice Hill is activity to be our alternative in the 13th round. Hill is lightning fast, arena in a run-heavy breach that ability advance the alliance in plays and is a advancement to a 30-year old active aback advancing off a PED suspension.
Round Fourteen: Those who accept been account RotoExperts all offseason apperceive what is advancing up next: Kenny Stills. Stills has an ADP in the 180’s on the boilerplate fantasy football platforms but is projected for 97 targets and 5.84 touchdowns admitting arena on the Miami Dolphins. With Albert Wilson still alive his way aback from injury, Danny Amendola out of town, and Ryan Fitzpatrick beneath center, Stills is one of the best late-round ethics on the board. At some point, the fantasy football bazaar will activate to advance him up in ADP but it has not happened yet, acceptance him to abide allotment of the absolute fantasy football draft.
Round Fifteen: With our amount of advanced receivers nailed down, we can about-face our absorption to aerial upside active backs. Dion Lewis and Justice Hill should accommodate some account awning if one of our beforehand selections get aching so all we affliction about now is ceiling. Tony Pollard, Chase Edmonds, Alexander Mattison, Malcom Brown and Mike Davis are the active backs we like the best as backward annular Zero RB targets. Our alternative actuality is Tony Pollard as he is a key allotment of any absolute fantasy football abstract (for me). Pollard has been beauteous at affected and has played able-bodied in the absence of Ezekiel Elliot. It is account acquainted that handcuffing is bigger in account administration leagues than in best assurance as it doesn’t absolute your beam the above way it does in a best brawl format.
Round Sixteen: If this were a best ball-specific piece, we would apparently attending alike harder into demography a advanced receiver actuality but account administration presents some absorbing wrinkles. If your abstract is demography abode afore the alpha of the preseason (or afore preseason anniversary three) there is artlessly amount in accepting as abounding active backs on your aggregation as possible. That agency not captivation a article or aegis (and maybe alike a bound end) until Anniversary One starts. Every year, there are active aback injuries in the preseason. Aftermost year, it was Jerick McKinnon. In the past, it has been players like Spencer Ware who went bottomward in the preseason. RB is so atoning that the position changes alike afore the amateur start! As such, instead of demography accession advanced receiver as we would in a best ball, Mike Davis (ADP of 234) is our alternative here. Davis not alone would be the primary adhere in Chicago but appears to accept a account role behindhand per the Chicago Sun-Tribune.
Round Seventeen: Things can go 9,000 altered means in the 17th annular of a abstract so I am activity to accord myself a little bit of ADP luck and say that Marquise Goodwin (ADP of 186 but abundant lower on ESPN) is our selection. Adding speedster Goodwin to a WR accumulation that includes four players who accept astute paths to top-12 seasons at the position does assume a little too acceptable to be true. Goodwin was benched aftermost year aback the 49ers went into abounding tank/evaluation approach but my faculty is that he has confused aback into a starting player. His ADP was as aerial as 51st all-embracing aftermost year with actual little alteration as the additions of Deebo Samuel and Jalen Hurd are added about replacing Pierre Garcon. Goodwin makes a abundant accession to the absolute fantasy football abstract in 2019.
Round Eighteen: You’ll acceptable charge to add a article or aegis afore the alpha of Anniversary One but that doesn’t beggarly you accept to booty one in your abstract (unless absolutely declared in your alliance rules). If you absolutely appetite article takes, a guy that I absolutely like is Zane Gonzalez for the Cardinals as I anticipate that breach aloof array a aerial cardinal of credibility but the bazaar is abrogation him undrafted. If you are abnegating article and aegis and cat-and-mouse until Anniversary One, Ryquell Armstead, Benny Snell and C.J Anderson are all active backs who could acquisition themselves in starting gigs with one abrasion advanced of them.
Quarterback: Lamar Jackson
Running Back: David Johnson, Josh Jacobs, Latavius Murray, Justice Hill, Dion Lewis, Tony Pollard, Mike Davis, Ryquell Armstead
Wide Receiver: Juju Smith-Schuster, Brandin Cooks, D.J Moore, Sammy Watkins, Will Fuller, Kenny Stills, Marquise Goodwin
Tight End: Greg Olsen