Folks it’s that time of year again!
Your commissioner has probably been texting you and emailing you, and that one annoying person in the league never stops messaging to chat, “when’s the draft.” Don’t forget the guy that has handwritten five different drafts of his top 100 players. We love them too.
Yep that’s right. It’s time for fantasy football draft season.
I’m not here to give you my top 100 list, or go round by round and give you a mock draft, but instead I’m gonna give you a few different categories of some sleeper type of guys that you’re gonna want to pick up throughout your coveted draft.
“The Late Round Boy”- Antonio Callaway WR Cleveland Browns
We always have a situation when we don’t know who we should pick up based off their suspension or injury. Many times we get them too early or we wait too long and we miss out on them, but there’s a guy that recently was just suspended that is perfect for this category. Anthonio Callaway of the Cleveland Browns was just suspended for failing another drug test, and will miss the first four games of the season. Higgins will be a great pick up week five, with the Browns offense that will be putting up lots of points. Especially through the air he’ll be a vital weapon, and great third option for Baker Mayfield. Usually you end up dropping guys you draft in the 14th round on, but this could be someone you keep on your bench all year and uses a flex threat from time to time.
Projected 2019 stats: 45 catches, 570 yards, 5 TDs.
“Drafting a QB late but want a Starter”- Matt Ryan QB Atlanta Falcons
Everyone these days likes to stockpile the other positions, and save quarterback for the sixth round or later. That’s fine because you can still get some value in the later rounds. Someone who will probably be overlooked this season, and not be given the credit they deserve based off of last season success will be Matt Ryan. There’s a strong possibility that eight to ten quarterbacks will go off the board before Ryan, and you can sit there and wait for him maybe into the 9th round to grab him. He has weapons all around him, and I believe the Falcons as a whole are set up to have a solid season offensively.
Projected 2019 stats: 4,300 yards, 33 TDs, 14 INTs
“Running Back Depth Guys”- James White New England Patriots/ Duke Johnson Jr. Houston Texans
A common struggle for our fellow man in the fantasy football world is trying to find depth at the ever so important running back position. I’ll give you a few options of some guys you can grab and sometimes slip into your flex position in a jam. James White from the Patriots will be a viable option for the spot, and although New England goes about three or four RBs deep, he will still be a catching threat weekly. White was sneakily a top RB for most of 2018.
Projected 2019 stats: 450 rushing yards, 60 receptions, 500 receiving yards, 9 total TDs
Also another great option for this position will be Duke Johnson Jr. After being traded to the Texans he joins a rather weak backfield, giving him the chance to see a lot of playing time. He will also be a strong catching threat as well as rushing this year.
Projected 2019 stats: 600 rushing yards, 30 catches, 250 receiving yards, 6 total TDs
“Middle Round PPR Beast”- Kenny Golladay Detroit Lions/ Tyler Boyd Cincinnati Bengals
Everyone needs a strong second and third receiver on their team, and if you can’t get them early, there are some options for you in the middle rounds that will be very acceptable throughout the year.
Kenny Golladay Tends to fly under the radar because he plays in Detroit, but he’s been trending towards one of these better receivers for the last few years. This year I believe will be his “breakout season,” and I think he will be available in rounds four and five if you want him. He makes plays, and Matt Stafford has trust in throwing it up to the big man.
Project 2019 stats: 81 catches, 1,250 yards, 9 TDs
Tyler Boyd will have a monster season as well. With constant injuries for AJ Green, he started to build a rapport with Andy Dalton. Boyd was an integral piece in the offense last season, and really made a name for himself. I expect him to put up very big numbers this season, and have a huge fantasy impact.
Projected 2019 stats: 78 catches, 1,200 yards, 10 TDs
“Zero to Hero”- James Washington WR Pittsburgh Steelers
This would be someone that was nothing more than a below average player last year, more than likely not on fantasy teams, that will be a fantasy stud this season. For that player I will go with James Washington of the Steelers. Last season he only had 16 receptions and just over 200 yards, but this season will be much different. No Antonio Brown equals many more balls his way.
Projected 2019 stats: 55 receptions, 750 yards, 5 TDs
“Rookie Standout”- David Montgomery RB Chicago Bears
Many times it’s hard to project when to draft a rookie, and how valuable they are. I’ll give you a young stud that you should pick up give a chance in the middle rounds. David Montgomery Running Back for Da Bears is that guy. He’s a beast out of the backfield, catching and running it doesn’t matter. Montgomery is a sure thing, and he will have an amazing rookie season. You’ll regret letting this kid slip.
Projected 2019 stats: 900 rushing yards, 35 receptions, 450 receiving yards, 11 total TDs
I know how tough fantasy football can be, from the injuries to the overthinking, but be easy on yourself this year and take my advice. There are players littered all over the draft board that can be huge impact players for you this season, and if you’re feeling real confident after you make these picks just guaranteed a championship, that’s what I always do. Never fails.
If you follow this guide for your draft, there’s no chance that you’ll lose *DISCLAIMER-- 990WBOB.com is not responsible for money lost due to Christian Martinelli’s guide*
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