Round one of your drafts can more often than not become waiting to make the chalk pick, whereas the second round of your rookie drafts can be where dynasty titles are won or lost.
Some of the writers here at Dynasty Football Factory got together to do a mock draft to help you make that all-important decision when you are on the clock.
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 round one, we’ve got you covered here.
2.01: @DFF_Walk – Mecole Hardman (WR) Kansas City Chiefs
A slight reach, but this mock draft is likely the only place I’m going to land Hardman. I was high on him before the Chiefs decided to make his value go nuclear by taking him in the 3rd round of the NFL Draft.
2.02: @DFF_Shane – Noah Fant (TE) Denver Broncos
Noah Fant is going to be Evan Engram plus. He has the ability to be a top two tight end for the next decade. I’d gladly draft him in the first round. In the second round, no doubt I’m drafting him.
2.03: @DFF_Kane – Marquise Brown (WR) Baltimore Ravens
Marquise Brown was the first wide receiver taken off of the board in the NFL Draft. Even though it wasn’t to a good landing spot, it has to count for something. The Ravens are a heavy running team, but with Brown, they will be able to utilize more screens and deep passes as he stretches the field. I believe that this is a better football pick for the Ravens than a fantasy pick, but it is hard to pass up this value at 2.03.
2.04: @Fl2drinkminimum – Andy Isabella (WR) Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals drafted Christian Kirk last year and Larry “Legend” Fitzgerald will never retire apparently, yet they chose to draft multiple WRs that best fit their air raid scheme. Give me the fastest guy on that team in Andy Isabella, and the first WR they drafted this year. Team draft capital should mean something.
2.05: @JerrySinDFF – J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (WR) Philadelphia Eagles
The heir-apparent to Alshon Jeffery. I have JJAW as a first-round pick with his ability to make big catches in the end zone. Getting Carson Wentz‘s new toy in the middle of the second round makes me want to attempt a backflip. The problem is I can’t do a back flip.
I’m very pleased to see Irv Smith Jr. here. He has been talked about as the number two TE in this class over Fant. While TEs tend to be players you need to hold, Kyle Rudolph could be out of Minnesota. The Vikings are in a cap squeeze and can save around $7.6 million if they choose to cut him. He has also been linked to trade rumors. Therefore, Smith’s path to playing could be wide open here soon. If he shows well as a blocker for Dalvin Cook, he could get on the field and stay there.
2.07: @WillieBeamanDFF – Darrell Henderson (RB) Los Angeles Rams
I went with the Todd Gurley handcuff (I like my handcuffs). I’m also a believer that Gurley is not long for this league. There is significant concern about his ability to stay healthy with what has been diagnosed as arthritis of the knee, enough concern to spend high capital to draft another running back while signing Malcolm Brown to a two-year deal. Henderson has the big-play ability and has been drafted to Sean McVay’s electric offense, which will likely find a way to use this dynamic back.
2.08: @EricJohnFlynn – Drew Lock (QB) Denver Broncos
“Elite” Joe Flacco may sit atop the Broncos depth chart right now, but that Super Bowl XLVII ring is getting less shiny by the day. He may be more Jay Cutler than Patrick Mahomes, but in a Superflex league, getting the heir-apparent to an aging QB like Flacco at this price is a steal. Get him on your team, watch him get the starting spot, then Sell, Sell, Sell!!
2.09: @DFF_Mike2 – Daniel Jones (QB) New York Giants
I took Jones because you can’t get much more value than a potential starter in year 1 for a QB in Superflex format, especially when you see the picks being made around him. I don’t buy that he will “sit for 3 years” or anything of that sort. Reminder, QBs don’t have to be good real-life QBs to be productive QBs in a Superflex league. He is athletic enough to provide some points with his legs. If he rushes for 20 yards, he makes up for an interception thrown.
2.10: @DFF_Swag – Justice Hill (RB) Baltimore Ravens
Mark Ingram and Justice Hill could be a thing of beauty. I’m excited to see Justice Hill catch passes from Lamar Jackson out of the backfield. These quick dump offs will make for a *potential* PPR stud.
2.11: @FF_DownUnder – Devin Singletary (RB) Buffalo Bills
Another value selection here. I loved Singletary in the pre-draft process, but he bombed the NFL Combine. I still think he plays faster than he tested, but ultimately that is subjective. At first glance, the landing spot is bad. It’s a crowded backfield, and Buffalo is a bad offense. However, his player comp, LeSean McCoy, won’t be around much longer, and the Bills invested heavily into the offensive line in both free agency and the NFL Draft. A late second rounder for a two-down back with upside feels right.
2.12: @DFF_Cog – Myles Gaskin (RB) Miami Dolphins
Kenyan Drake has played in 48 NFL games. The 25-year-old has a career per game average of 28.3 yards. In college, he averaged 36.5 yards per game. What I am missing? Why must people continually praise him as the next elite RB? He is not and will never be a bell cow back!
Kalen Ballage is an athlete first, a receiver second, and a RB by designation only. Gaskin is small but he might the most complete RB in Dolphins’ camp, so allow me to roll the dice here at 2.12.
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