This article will go over my plans for who I will draft on in the four leagues that I have going on right now. I have one auction draft, one keeper league draft, and two regular snake drafts that I am participating in. I will be breaking down my favorite draft choices in NFL fantasy football regardless of the type of draft down below.
- Kyler Murray: The guy I like the most is Kyler Murray. I think he is somewhat slept on, and he has the potential to be a top 3 fantasy QB this year. With weapons such as DeAndre Hopkins and AJ Green lining up for you, it’s hard to think he won’t produce. He can also get you some great yardage on the ground, which is so valuable for a QB.
- Justin Herbert: I think Justin Herbert will be a top 5 quarterback by the end of the season. Herbert has great options to throw to in Ekeler, Allen, and Williams. Herbert also had a breakout rookie campaign last year, which most definitely boosted his confidence. I see Herbert as a guy who throws for tons of TD’s this year and has a monster season.
- Russel Wilson: You can’t go wrong with one of the most consistent QB’s in fantasy from year to year. Russel Wilson has tons of upside with DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett as emerging stars. They both were destroying defenses last year, and Wilson just lobbed it in for them. The Seahawks will score points galore this year with Wilson in charge.
Favorite Running Backs
- Alvin Kamara: Kamara is my go-to running back this year. I think people are shying away from him because Drew Brees is gone, which is a valid point. But I think the Saint’s offense will have a similar style, and Kamara will be at the center of that. In PPR leagues, I think Kamara will continue to dominate, and Jameis Winston will find him on dump-offs.
- Ezekial Elliot: I have Zeke in my keeper draft, and I couldn’t be happier. With Dak Prescott back, this Cowboys offense will be a powerhouse, and Elliot will get plenty of foal line carries. I think he bounces back after a poor year last year with a healthy group of guys around him.
- Jonathan Taylor: I absolutely love Jonathan Taylor this year. I think his upside is outstanding, and he will have his break-out year. This Colts offense is going to need production, and Taylor is going to make it happen. As long as injuries stay out of the way, he will be one of the lead producers for running backs this season.
- Saquon Barkley: Similar to Taylor, Barkley will have to provide offense for this Giants team. He is in need of a bounce-back season, and he will be looking forward to playing with a better offensive line this year. I feel like he is underrated in these drafts as well, going as the RB 8-10 in most drafts.
- Austin Ekeler: I’ve always been a big fan of Ekeler. His ceiling is incredibly high this year with his pass-catching ability and his great QB and fellow wide receiver. Ekeler was average in the last few games of the season, but I think he returns to the 2019 version of himself this year. Look for Ekeler to be great in PPR’s especially.
Favorite Wide Receivers (Tier 1)
- DeAndre Hopkins: I also secured Hopkins onto my keeper league and couldn’t be more ecstatic. He is a PPR beast and has the highest upside of any receiver, in my opinion. I believe this is the year where he finds the end zone and starts to add touchdowns to his scoring. Hopkins is my main target for WR’s this year.
- Calvin Ridley: Calvin Ridley is an interesting one for me. I feel like he has boom or bust potential with Julio Jones’s departure, but I think he ends up being a huge boom. Ridley dominated last year and has such a great connection with Matt Ryan. He will be the focal point for this offense and will thrive in this role.
- DK Metcalf: DK Metcalf is an absolute monster. The guy has the speed, the quickness, and the strength, and I believe he produces this year like he’s the Incredible Hulk. Metcalf has a terrific QB in Wilson and also a receiver that will take away some coverage in Lockett. Expect Metcalf to have a breakout year.
- Terry McLaurin: This guy finally has a halfway decent QB in Ryan Fitzpatrick. I think McLaurin ends up being a clear top 10 wide receivers after this year. This dude’s speed is incredible, and his play-making ability is one of the best in the NFL. I can see McLaurin having multiple weeks with multiple touchdowns and just scorching defenses.
Favorite Wide Receivers (Tier 2)
- Allen Robinson: I believe Allen Robinson will mesh well with both Andy Dalton and Justin Fields, as he has with any QB in his career. I feel like Robinson will start finding the endzone this year, and the Bear’s offense won’t be as terrible as usual. Robinson has high upside being the #1 in Chicago, and I think he takes advantage.
- Amari Cooper: Amari Cooper will have plenty of scoring opportunities this year with the Cowboy’s talented offense healthy. I think Cooper is a great second wide receiver for a squad, and he can put up some great points this year. The only reason I could see him struggle is if Dak gets hurt or his touches are taken by Ceedee Lamb.
- Cooper Kupp: Cooper Kupp is always a guy that seems to get catches. With Matt Stafford in town, I believe the Rams through the ball more than any other team. Kupp will get plenty of opportunities in the slot this year to have a great season. Kupp would be another great second wide receiver.
- Odell Beckham Jr.: Maybe it’s just the Odell Beckham Jr., but I always love this guy and his potential. I think he has some chemistry with Baker Mayfield now that the Browns started to win this year. I predict Odell has his best year since the Giants days as long as he stays healthy. I think he ends being a top 20 WR once the year is over.
Favorite Tight Ends
- TJ Hockenson: TJ Hockenson will definitely have a larger workload with Kenny Golladay heading to New York. But he might have a more difficult time getting the ball with Jared Goff under center. I think Hockenson continues to be a red-zone threat and dominates the third and long possessions this year. He’s my favorite valued tight-end.
- Noah Fant: Noah Fant definitely doesn’t have a solid QB this year, but I think he finds a way to score some points. Last year he was consistent with 3-6 catches a game, and I think he keeps that up but adds in a few touchdowns. Fant is another high-value tight end that won’t go too high but is a solid option.
- Logan Thomas: Logan Thomas is a unit of a tight end, and I think he produces like one this year. He will have a better QB in Washington and will get plenty more targets throughout the year. Thomas definitely has great upside, and I think he follows through this year for a bunch of catches and TD’s.
Final Thoughts and Ideal Team
This list was meant to show the players I liked for what their worth is. Obviously, guys like Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, and Davante Adams are the top guys in drafts, but you can’t get all of them. I’m hoping that my main guys consist of this list in all four drafts.
My realistic ideal team would be Alvin Kamara and Jonathan Taylor as the running backs. Calvin Ridley and Terry McLaurin filling in my wide receiver spots. With my flex, I would take either Odell or Amari Cooper. Either Murray or Herbert as the QB1. Then Noah Fant or Logan Thomas as the wide receiver.