Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft Round 1
After completing 450 Dynasty Rookie mock drafts pre-NFL Draft, the DFF team finally got around to completing our first post-NFL Draft. Please let us know your thoughts on our picks.
1.01 — @DFF_BMack — Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans
Corey Davis is my 1.01. In a dynasty league, I’m almost always going to go with a wide receiver over a running back when given the choice of equal talents. He is a complete wide receiver, and he’s just what the Titans needed to complete their offense. He should become Mariota’s primary target sooner than later.
1.02 — @WhiskeyD0G — Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers
The immediacy with which McCaffrey makes an impact to the league could take a couple of weeks until he can grasp the speed in regular season form. Don’t let that scare you. Cam Newton’s known inaccuracy on short passes doesn’t concern me as the former Stanford standout creates his own space, so as long as he can get the ball, he can make plays. Should be able to finish on the cusp of an early RB2 ranking as seasons end.
1.03 — @mrjwaltner — Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Fournette was brought in for one reason only, to take the load off of Bortles. That he will do. He will get every opportunity to be the workhorse back and patience to go with it. Jacksonville’s wide receivers are good enough that defenses can’t load the box against Fournette. This could lead to a “pick your poison” offense, giving LF the space he needs to get things going.
1.04 — @NFLDynastyScout — Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
Mixon will easily be the most talented back in Cincinnati. He should have no trouble claiming his role as the lead back week 1, leaving Bernard Hill as the goal line back and Gio Bernard as the third down back initially. Mixon has outstanding burst and vision behind the line allowing him to fly through the hole. At the second and third levels, he has the agility, breakaway speed, stiff arm and power to finish runs in the end zone. Mixon is an outstanding receiver out of the backfield that can even catch the deep ball. He has a Le’Veon Bell/David Johnson playing style. His off-field character has been questioned and should be monitored through the start of the season.
1.05 — @SlizzDigital -Samaje Perine, RB, Washington Redskins
I love the landing spot for Perine. I don’t necessarily think this is a player who will have 7–10 years of dominance, but I do believe he will step right in and start behind a top 5 offensive line and produce RB1 number for the next 3–5 years. If you watch his film, you will notice that once he gets to the 2nd level he is tough to bring down. This offensive line will have him hitting the 2nd level on a regular basis.
1.06 — @pacificscouting Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
Questions surrounding his athleticism and the lack of opportunity for targets in Los Angeles leads to the formerly highly touted Williams to drop to the mid-1st.
1.07 — @DFF_Madman Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings
Remember when Dalvin Cook was a near consensus 1.01? A terrible combine jarred everyone’s memory and they realized that Cook also had some skeletons in his closest and injury questions. At 1.07 this is a steal. With only Lat Murray to beat out, Cook should be the primary back in 2017.
1.08 — @DFF_Shane John Ross, WR, Bengals
John Ross is a burner, but he also has good hands and can run a complete route tree. With A.J. Green on the other side defenses won’t key in on Ross and he may be able to exploit single coverage for some monster games. But, his injury history frightens me, and I’m unsure if Andy Dalton can support two wide receivers, Tyler Eifert and Joe Mixon.
1.09 — @pprranks Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Don’t look for a giant impact in year 1, and possibly even year 2. Once DeSean Jackson departs though Godwin should see his fantasy value ascend.
1.10 — @DFF_JamesH D’Onta Foreman, RB, Houston Texans
The Texans, along with many fantasy owners, discovered last season that Lamar Miller couldn’t productively handle an increased workload. With a dead cap hit of $2 million after the 2017 season, there’s a very good chance Miller could be on borrowed time in Houston.
1.11 — @NFL_drafthub Evan Engram, TE, New York Giants
Going forward Evan Engram has tremendous upside playing in a Giant offense where he will get starter-level snaps while receiving less attention due to Odell Beckham and a ridiculously good receiving corps. Wherever Engram will line up, he will be almost impossible to cover for 60 minutes. A player whom should be both productive in receptions and touchdowns, Engram is a quality pick at the end of round 1.
1.12 — @dibari22 Kareem Hunt, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
He’s one of my biggest upward movers post-draft. I believe this is the latest I’ve seen him fall so far too, so I love the value I’m getting here. He’s a do-it-all back and should immediately take Charcandrick West’s job, and will probably be stealing Spencer Ware’s job in short order.
Please check back with us tomorrow for Round 2.
Originally published at dynastyfootballfactory.com on May 16, 2017.