While many fantasy football enthusiasts stop paying attention to the draft after Friday night, the best dynasty owners put in the work on day three to make sure they’re fully prepared for their rookie drafts. Many of the players drafted in rounds four through seven will have a hard time carving out a meaningful role on their teams and some will undoubtedly get cut. However, history has shown us there will be some hidden gems taken today. As always, we won’t cover every single positional player taken in the draft but we wanted to make sure we focused on some very notable names who found new homes on Saturday.
4 (101) = Ian Thomas, TE CAR
The Panthers are on borrowed time with Greg Olsen at this point and may have found his replacement here in Thomas. Make no mistake, Thomas is extremely raw and not ready contribute any time soon. However, he’s a player who seems like he could be a late bloomer and is a superior athlete for the position. He has the looks of a late round rookie pick in dynasty drafts, especially with so many tight ends going to rough spots.
4 (103) = Keke Coutee, WR HOU
Coutee is a bit of a one trick pony as a deep threat and vertical slot receiver. He’ll likely be a special teams contributor and attempt to work his way into more in time. He’s more of a late round pick in dynasty leagues but there are quite a few receivers who are going to be ranked more highly.
4 (104) = Nyheim Hines, RB IND
The Colts were squarely in the market for running back help and they found it in Hines. Dynasty owners were likely hoping more of a three down back with starting potential like Mark Walton would end up in Indianapolis, however. Hines is much more of a change of pace back who should be able to form a committee with Marlon Mack instead of push him for a starting job. Hines is explosive and reminds me a bit of Tarik Cohen. He’s going to likely be a nice target for dynasty league owners beyond the second round.
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