The AFC West is no doubt one of the most fascinating divisions in all of football. Last season, this division contained the two teams with the best records in the NFL. The Chiefs and Chargers look to continue their success from 2018, and the Raiders and Broncos have potential to be surprising teams in 2019 if all pans out with their rebuilding plans.
While many fans were indeed focused on the Chargers and Broncos and their selections in the 2019 NFL Draft, few teams had more national interest in their selections than the Raiders and Chiefs. The Raiders, of course, had three first round draft picks. Meanwhile, the Chiefs were looking to fill holes in their roster that suddenly opened up thanks to their players’ off-field issues. In this article, let’s delve into the fantasy-relevant selections each team made.
JOSH JACOBS, RB ALABAMA (ROUND 1, PICK 24)
Jacobs has been the near-consensus rookie RB1 in both fantasy football and among NFL scouts seemingly since the off-season began. The Raiders confirmed that the Alabama product is indeed their RB1, selecting Jacobs with one of their three first-round picks. While analytically one of the worst first-round running backs in recent memory, he enters into a backfield with a plethora of opportunity.