Round four may not be a fashion parade of potential fantasy stars, but if you’ve got room on a roster to stash a handcuff or a guy who fell through the cracks for some reason, then one of these picks may provide an opportunity for you to upgrade to a better model in the future.
Some of the writers here at Dynasty Football Factory got together to do a mock draft and here is who they came up with for your consideration.
We are assuming regular scoring settings and roster construction, PPR, Superflex (where you can start a second QB in one of your flex spots).
If you missed the previous three rounds, you can find them linked here.
4.01: @DFF_Walk – Darwin Thompson (RB) Kansas City Chiefs
A running back drafted into an Andy Reid offense at 4.01. Sign. Me. Up. #Darwinism
4.02: @DFF_Shane – Jalen Hurd (WR) San Francisco 49ers
These picks are all shots in the dark. Hurd showed well in his only season playing the wide receiver position. He has exceptional size and is obviously versatile based on his past as a running back.
4.03: @DFF_Kane – Kahale Warring (TE) Houston Texans
There hasn’t been a good Texans tight end in a while and Warring was shooting up draft boards. If the Texans utilize him on the field with their other deep threats, he could get quite a few catches underneath.
4.04: @Fl2drinkminimum – Ryan Finley (QB) Cincinnati Bengals
With my last pick in this year’s Superflex rookie draft, I’m looking for the upside potential of a QB that could take over. Talks of the Bengals looking for a QB pre-draft and Andy Dalton costing almost zero to release after this next season makes for an easy choice for me.
4.05: @JerrySinDFF – Drew Sample (TE) Cincinnati Bengals
Tyler Eifert is never healthy AND has a horrible hair cut. Both were certainly reasons to take Drew Sample in the second round. Andy Dalton has thrown to his tight ends in the end zone in the past, so getting Sample later in a rookie draft than he was in the NFL Draft warms my soul like a hot chocolate in a Colorado winter.
4.06: @DFF_sbt1030 – John Ursua (WR) Seattle Seahawks
If you’re hanging onto your fourth-round picks, you expect them to be all about the upside. John Ursua has plenty of that. Small but fast, Ursua fits the stretch deep threat the Seahawks need. Yes, Lockett and Metcalf are also fast, but Metcalf is a much larger target, and Lockett’s familiarity with the offense allows him to work out of the slot. Ursua then becomes a go route specialist or can catch short throws in the flat and allow his speed to get chunk plays. Seattle is building something interesting, and this is a cheap way to get a part of it.
4.07: @WillieBeamanDFF – Emanuel Hall (WR) Chicago Bears
Emanuel Hall at 4.07 feels great, to be honest. His collegiate career was riddled with injuries, but when he was on the field he showed the ability to blow past defenders with incredible size and speed. Hall is 6’2″, 201 lbs. running a 4.39 (95th percentile according to playerprofiler). His transition to the NFL could be tough, but his size may give him an edge, and in the fourth round I am willing to take a flyer on a big play guy in Matt Nagy’s offense.
4.08: @EricJohnFlynn – Diontae Johnson (WR) Pittsburgh Steelers
If there’s one place you want to see a WR talent land, it’s in Pittsburgh. The Steelers took this guy with an early third-round pick, so they must see something most of us missed. They roll out the WR train on a seemingly never-ending schedule. I’ll get on board that at this point of a rookie draft. Choo! Choo!
4.09: @DFF_Mike2 – Mike Weber (RB) Dallas Cowboys
Down in the fourth round, you are looking for upside only and what could have more than the primary handcuff to Ezekiel Elliott if he gets injured. He was a top 8 RB for me pre-draft, partly because he is one of the few that tested decent athletically.
4.10: @DFF_Swag – Benny Snell (RB) Pittsburgh Steelers
I’ve taken Snell as early as 2.08 and try to target him in the third round. Every chance I get, I’m trying to get a pick to get Benny Snells. I see him as one of the best deals in the draft and stands a great chance to have an immediate value increase. Get Snell #RookieFever
4.11: @FF_DownUnder – Alex Barnes (RB) Tennessee Titans
Barnes ticks all of the boxes analytically. He has a 99th percentile SPARQ profile and strong college production. Whilst the landing spot in Tennessee seems blocked, it only takes one injury to Derrick Henry for another RB to be relevant. Barnes could be that back if he can make the final 53.
4.12: @DFF_Cog – Jarrett Stidham (QB) New England Patriots
Tom Brady is over 40 and, believe it or not, he is not immortal. I honestly really like Stidham. He has enough poise to keep Belichick satisfied. Brady, whether he likes it or not will have to embrace and encourage his future replacement. At 4.12 this is a nice low-risk value pick that can marinate on my taxi squad.
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