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 (103) = Hakeem Butler, WR ARI
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Yes, we all expected Butler to be drafted much higher than this, considering he was being drafted as a top-three player in our pre-draft rookie ADP. Regardless, the landing spot is quality and there should be little separation in late day two and early day three draft capital. In Arizona, Butler has a chance to be a key player in the new “air raid” offense.
4 (104) = Ryan Finley, QB CIN
Bengals’ fans were anxious for a possible replacement for starting quarterback Andy Dalton but Finley might not be the answer. Finley is an accurate passer but an older prospect who lacks a big arm.
4 (112) = Bryce Love, RB WAS
The Redskins are still worried about the ACL recovery of last year’s rookie back Derrius Guice and now they’ve added another talented runner with a torn-up knee. Love is uber-talented but has also proven to be fragile and if Guice does get back to 100%, Love’s role should be limited.
4 (113) = Justice Hill, RB BAL
New Ravens starter Mark Ingram was at his best when he was paired with the speedy backfield-mate Alvin Kamara. Hill could be Ingram’s new game-changing teammate and Baltimore suddenly has a rebuilt backfield.
4 (120) = Gary Jennings, WR SEA
The Seahawks had a major need at receiver with the sudden Doug Baldwin issues. That means, on top of second-rounder DK Metcalf, Seattle wanted more, drafting West Virginia’s Jennings.
4 (122) = Benny Snell, RB PIT
A power back who would rather run over defenders than race to the sidelines, Snell is James Conner insurance who might not see the field much barring an injury. Snell should be considered a worthy pick in the third round of rookie drafts.
4 (126) = Riley Ridley, WR CHI
Ridley was a pre-draft favorite of many despite limited production during his college career at Georgia. The Bears’ receiver depth chart is crowded but it is feasible that Ridley could carve out an early role.
4 (128) = Tony Pollard, RB DAL
Darrell Henderson wasn’t the only Memphis running back to be drafted. Pollard can do a little bit of everything, including chipping in on special teams, and the Cowboys had a huge need at backup running back. Pollard is mostly off the dynasty radar but could find immediate playing time.
4 (133) = Jarrett Stidham, QB NE
We should always pay attention when the Patriots draft a quarterback, considering any year could be Tom Brady’s last. A year or two to learn under Brady is ideal for Auburn’s Stidham. He won’t be worthy of a roster spot this season but should be on all watch lists.
4 (137) = Foster Moreau, TE OAK
The Raiders lost their top pass-catcher, tight end Jared Cook, from last season and added the underrated Moreau in the fourth round. After signing veteran Luke Willson, Moreau could be a couple of years from contributing.
5 (140) = Ryquell Armstead, RB JAC
The Jaguars let TJ Yeldon walk and have had multiple issues with starting back Leonard Fournette. Armstead brings the speed that this depth chart lacked. He’ll be an under the radar dynasty stash.
5 (149) = Hunter Renfrow, WR OAK
It became clear early on that the Raiders were valuing character in their draft picks, so it makes sense that they would trade up to secure Clemson’s slot man Renfrow. With Ryan Grant and JJ Nelson also added this off-season, Renfrow might have to be patient.
5 (152) = Qadree Ollison, RB ATL
The Falcons backfield needed a punch and adding Ollison, who once took over for James Conner at Pittsburgh, is the perfect fit. Ollison is another example of a late-round rookie draft target.
5 (154) = Jordan Scarlett, RB CAR
The Panthers have been vocal with their plan to reduce Christian McCaffrey’s workload after his unreal 2018 season but they needed to add a power back to make that happen. Florida’s Scarlett could be the perfect candidate to claim that role.
5 (166) = Easton Stick, QB LAC
The Chargers were one of many teams with an aging starting quarterback who must begin to consider what’s next. The small-school Stick could be the heir to Philip Rivers’ throne, but with Tyrod Taylor locked in as the backup, Stick is likely to spend 2019 on the practice squad.
6 (174) = KeeSean Johnson, WR ARI
Andy Isabella and Butler weren’t enough for Arizona as general manager Steve Keim continued to stack up weapons for Kyler Murray. Johnson can play in the slot or outside, which is true of most Cardinals receivers. Unless things go very wrong, we won’t see much of him in 2019.
6 (182) = Trayveon Williams, RB CIN
The Bengals wasted a pick on running back Mark Walton last year, so adding depth in Williams made a lot of sense. This could be the final season for Giovani Bernard in Cincinnati and Williams would be next in line for that change-of-pace role.
6 (194) = Dexter Williams, RB GB
The Packers new staff has no allegiance to the backfield duo of Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams. While Jones has flashed, it can be argued that both players have disappointed in their young careers. Williams was very productive in his one year starting for Notre Dame and could push Jamaal Williams off the roster.
6 (204) = Travis Homer, RB SEA
With Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny on the Seattle roster, there is little room for touches. Homer is a versatile back who also contributes on special teams, but he is not worthy of a roster spot in most dynasty formats.
6 (206) = Kelvin Harmon, WR WAS
Harmon began the off-season as our third-ranked rookie according to ADP data and his value steadily declined throughout the pre-draft process. While the sixth-round draft capital won’t help Harmon’s value, he has a chance to emerge on an ugly Redskins depth chart.
6 (211) = Rodney Anderson, RB CIN
The earlier Bengals selection of Texas A&M’s Williams made perfect sense, but later in the round they added another back, Oklahoma’s Anderson. While his injury history is lengthy, many consider him among the most talented backs in the class. This is a pure upside pick for the Bengals and dynasty owners should follow suit in rookie drafts.
6 (214) = Darwin Thompson, RB KC
Dynasty owners entered the draft with a plan of targeting any rookie back selected by the Chiefs and here he is, Utah State’s Thompson. This locks Damien Williams in as the team’s starter while Carlos Hyde should get a shot at a significant role as well. Thompson is an excellent pass-catching back who could flash if given the chance.
7 (218) = Mike Weber, RB DAL
The Cowboys added a running back earlier in day three but went back to the well for Weber, a more conventional backup option for Ezekiel Elliott. Weber is a solid all-around back and I consider him the favorite to win the top-backup job in Dallas.
7 (231) = Alize Mack, TE NO
The Saints have tried for years to find their next long-term tight end. The signed veteran Jared Cook earlier this off-season but he’s a short-term fix. Notre Dame’s Mack never lived up to the hype during college but lands in an ideal spot to develop.
7 (234) = Myles Gaskin, RB MIA
The Dolphins’ new coaching staff is not responsible for adding either Kenyan Drake or Kalen Ballage to the roster. In this season, expected to be a full punt, all three backs could start on even footing with a chance to earn roles going into 2020 and beyond.
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