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Perfect Draft: 14-Team Non-PPR (Updated Sept. 3)

By Kevin English 9:09am EDT 9/3/20


You should go into every fantasy draft with a general plan of attack.

Of course, you’ll need to be able to adjust throughout the draft and pounce on value wherever it presents itself. That’s where the dynamic MVP Board with Suggested Picks comes in.

But building a round-by-round strategy beforehand certainly helps. That’s exactly what we’re doing with the Perfect Draft series — using the MVP Board and ADP to get an idea of where the value will be in each round.

This is the 14-Team non-PPR Perfect Draft. Each strategy guide assumes 16-round drafts and starting lineups of 1 QB, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 TE, 1 Flex, 1 K and 1 DEF. The MVP Board will help you adjust your strategy if your league settings are different.

NOTE: You’ll notice a lot of names repeated in the same round between draft positions. Because non-PPR (and 14-team non-PPR) drafts are rare, reliable ADP is tough to come by. So you might find players lasting longer — or not quite as long — as they’re listed. The takeaway is the same as always: get your guy and don’t overthink ADP.

Note: September 3 updates in bold.


Pick 1, 2 or 3

Round 1

QB:

RB: Christian McCaffrey, Ezekiel Elliott, Saquon Barkley

WR:

TE:

Elliott tops Barkley by just 1 non-PPR point. If you’re drafting multiple teams in this range and have a chance at both, consider diversifying.


Round 2

QB:

RB: Aaron Jones, Chris Carson, James Conner, Todd Gurley

WR: Chris Godwin

TE: George Kittle

The non-PPR setup certainly places a premium on RBs and TD scorers. A RB-RB start is favorable, although a pivot to Kittle has merit. We project him for a career-high 7 scores this season.


Round 3

QB:

RB: David Johnson, Melvin Gordon, Jonathan Taylor

WR: Robert Woods, Amari Cooper, Odell Beckham Jr., Adam Thielen

TE:

There’s a chance only 1 or 2 of the RBs remain here. If so, continue to pass on QBs and TEs and focus on the deeper starting positions.

Woods brings reliability and a lock for improved TD production. Beckham and Thielen are poised for overall bounce-backs after a return to full health.

Taylor’s college tape and athleticism are off the charts. If he’s not the lead back by mid-season, we’d be stunned.


Round 4

QB:

RB: Raheem Mostert

WR: Courtland Sutton, Terry McLaurin

TE: Zach Ertz

We love the youth at WR here. Sutton’s more established, but McLaurin earned the label of our 2020 Breakout Player.


Round 5

QB: Dak Prescott

RB: Cam Akers

WR: Terry McLaurin, DeVante Parker, Marquise Brown, Keenan Allen

TE:

Prescott enters the conversation here; we’re more likely to consider him if we haven’t yet selected a TE. Dak has everything you want in a QB: a proven resume, a loaded pass catching corps and superb rushing ability.

Ronald Jones used to occupy this space, but the addition of Leonard Fournette really stings.


Round 6

QB:

RB: J.K. Dobbins

WR: Michael Gallup, Will Fuller, Tyler Boyd, Jarvis Landry

TE: Evan Engram

You’re probably entering this round with something like 3 RBs and 2 WRs. That works out nicely, as the depth here lies at WR. You’ll find a blend of playmaking talents (like Fuller) and safer, less volatile guys (like Boyd).

Engram projects to have some major spike weeks, but you might be in for a bumpy ride given the Giants’ loaded offense. We’ll find excellent TE options later on.


Round 7

QB: Tom Brady

RB: Tevin Coleman, Jordan Howard

WR: Marvin Jones, Diontae Johnson, Julian Edelman

TE:

By drafting Brady, you hope to capture a high TD count driven by Tampa Bay’s stacked pass catching corps. But of course, we’ll find attractive QB targets in future rounds.

Howard pops here as the likely goal line back for an improved Miami offense. Drafting Coleman allows access to the league’s best pure running scheme. A “hot hand” situation might prove frustrating, but we’re ultimately talking about a Round 7 RB…

Jones is one of our favorite mid-round WRs; his volume has been on par with Kenny Golladay’s in games alongside Matt Stafford. Johnson brings breakout potential if Ben Roethlisberger stays healthy.


Round 8

QB: Carson Wentz

RB: Latavius Murray, Zack Moss, Damien Harris

WR: John Brown, Sterling Shepard, Christian Kirk, Darius Slayton

TE:

In training camp, Moss has reportedly flashed the tackle-breaking skill set that served him well in college. He pops as a pro-ready rookie who could carve out 10-12 touches per week for the run-committed Bills.

WR doesn’t look too appealing here, so it’s worth considering a selection of Wentz, our QB8.


Round 9

QB:

RB: Zack Moss, Alexander Mattison, Ryquell Armstead

WR: Sammy Watkins, Curtis Samuel, Preston Williams

TE: Jonnu Smith

Smith is one of my personal favorites across any position and one of several guys you can wait on at the position. He’s a dynamic athlete who’s proven capable of maximizing his opportunities. If he reaches the neighborhood of 90 targets, look out.

Mattison might just be the top RB handcuff league-wide. A Dalvin Cook injury would push him into weekly RB1 territory.


Round 10

QB: Jared Goff, Matthew Stafford, Baker Mayfield

RB: Duke Johnson, Boston Scott

WR: Robby Anderson, Anthony Miller

TE: T.J. Hockenson

Here’s a fine time to attack QB. Mayfield looks like the riskiest pick of the 3, but we love the coaching upgrade Kevin Stefanski brings. And it’s worth noting that Odell Beckham wasn’t healthy at any point last season.

Hockenson’s fallen a bit in our TE rankings in recent days; he’s reportedly still not 100% over his 2019 ankle injury.


Round 11

QB:

RB: Duke Johnson, Boston Scott

WR: Allen Lazard, Brandon Aiyuk, Breshad Permian, Bryan Edwards

TE: Blake Jarwin

There’s a ton of intrigue here. Johnson and Scott look like clear cut handcuffs. Lazard brings potential for a Packers WR corps that’s thin behind Davante Adams. Jefferson and Aiyuk are set to play heavy snaps as rookies. And Perriman brings downfield ability to a Jets WR unit that’s starved for playmakers.

Jarwin shows why you can wait — and wait — for a TE1. He’s projected for just 5 fewer non-PPR points than Rob Gronkowski, our TE11.


Round 12

QB: Derek Carr

RB: A.J. Dillon, Bryce Love

WR: Laviska Shenault, Michael Pitman, Van Jefferson, Parris Campbell

TE: Jack Doyle, Chris Herndon

Carr profiles well as a matchup option. The Raiders vastly improved their WR corps over the spring, while Carr’s already coming off a highly accurate 2019.

I’ve drafted Campbell on almost all of my teams thus far. He’s an electric talent who’ll get a major QB upgrade in Philip Rivers. After some bad injury luck as a rookie, Campbell should take a noticeable step forward in year 2.


Round 13

QB: Teddy Bridgewater, Gardner Minshew

RB: Frank Gore, Brian Hill

WR: Miles Boykin, Russell Gage

TE: Tyler Eifert

I like Boykin for his role as Baltimore’s #2 WR. Smith looks like the #2 back behind a fragile Todd Gurley, while Gore could work his way into early-down carries in an effort to keep Le’Veon Bell fresh.

Don’t feel the need to draft more than 1 QB if you went off script for a stud like Patrick Mahomes or Lamar Jackson. Same thing at TE if you snagged a Kelce/Kittle/Andrews type.


Rounds 14-16

In most cases, your final 3 turns should include your kicker and D/ST picks, along with upside picks at any position you still need to fill in.

Here are some Ks and DSTs to consider:

Will Lutz (vs. Tampa Bay)

Greg Zuerlein (at Rams)

Robbie Gould (vs. Arizona)

Jason Myers (at Atlanta)


Bills (vs. Jets)

Patriots (vs. Dolphins)

Eagles (at Washington)

Chargers (at Bengals)



Pick 4, 5, 6 or 7

Round 1

QB:

RB: Dalvin Cook, Derrick Henry, Alvin Kamara, Joe Mixon

WR:

TE:

In this non-PPR setup, we’re taking the best available RB.


Round 2

QB:

RB: Aaron Jones, Chris Carson, James Conner, Todd Gurley

WR: Chris Godwin, DeAndre Hopkins

TE: Travis Kelce, George Kittle

Jones is the pick here if available. Even factoring in some massive TD regression, he’s positioned to return Round 2 value. The MVP Board will have you lining up a RB behind Jones if he’s gone — especially with most of the other targets likely unavailable.


Round 3

QB:

RB: Jonathan Taylor, Melvin Gordon, Le’Veon Bell

WR: Robert Woods, Amari Cooper, Odell Beckham Jr., Adam Thielen

TE:

We’re not hesitating on going RB-RB-RB if that’s where the value lies. Either way, you’ll likely depart Round 3 with at least 2 RBs. A start of, say, Cook-Conner-Taylor packs a ton of upside. You may need to be patient to capture Taylor’s best work — Marlon Mack is expected to remain involved, at least early on — but the rookie should take over this backfield by mid-season.


Round 4

QB:

RB: Raheem Mostert

WR: Courtland Sutton, Terry McLaurin

TE: Zach Ertz

We love the youth at WR here. Sutton’s more established, but McLaurin earned the label of our 2020 Breakout Player. McLaurin’s talent + target outlook helps overcome the ugly offensive environment in Washington.

San Francisco figures to retain a hot hand approach. But Mostert should still lead the charge this fall.


Round 5

QB: Dak Prescott

RB: Cam Akers

WR: Terry McLaurin, DeVante Parker, Marquise Brown, Keenan Allen

TE:

Prescott enters the conversation here; we’re more likely to consider him if we haven’t yet selected a TE. Dak has everything you want in a QB: a proven resume, a loaded pass catching corps and superb rushing ability.

Akers has a chance to run with the starting gig with Darrell Henderson (hamstring) banged up.


Round 6

QB:

RB: J.K. Dobbins

WR: Michael Gallup, Will Fuller, Tyler Boyd, Jarvis Landry

TE: Evan Engram

You’re probably entering this round with something like 3 RBs and 2 WRs. That works out nicely, as the depth here lies at WR. You’ll find a blend of playmaking talents (like Fuller) and safer, less volatile guys (like Boyd).

Engram projects to have some major spike weeks, but you might be in for a bumpy ride given the Giants’ loaded offense. We’ll find excellent TE options later on.


Round 7

QB: Tom Brady

RB: Tevin Coleman, Jordan Howard

WR: Marvin Jones, Diontae Johnson, Julian Edelman

TE:

By drafting Brady, you hope to capture a high TD count driven by Tampa Bay’s stacked pass catching corps. But of course, we’ll find attractive QB targets shortly.

Howard pops here as the likely goal line back for an improved Miami offense. Drafting Coleman allows access to the league’s best pure running scheme, orchestrated by HC Kyle Shanahan.

Jones is one of our favorite mid-round WRs; his volume has been on par with Kenny Golladay’s in games alongside Matt Stafford. Johnson brings breakout potential if Ben Roethlisberger stays healthy. Edelman looks like a wild card with new Pats QB Cam Newton


Round 8

QB: Carson Wentz

RB: Latavius Murray, Zack Moss, Damien Harris

WR: John Brown, Sterling Shepard, Christian Kirk, Darius Slayton

TE:

In training camp, Moss has reportedly flashed the tackle-breaking skill set that served him well in college. He pops as a pro-ready rookie who could carve out 10-12 touches per week for the run-committed Bills.

WR doesn’t look too appealing here, so it’s worth considering a selection of Wentz, our QB8. Williams, at 6’4, brings excellent downfield ability and a high likelihood of improving his 4.1% TD rate.


Round 9

QB:

RB: Zack Moss, Alexander Mattison, Ryquell Armstead

WR: Sammy Watkins, Curtis Samuel, Preston Williams

TE: Jonnu Smith, T.J. Hockenson

Smith is one of my personal favorites across any position and one of several guys you can wait on at the position. He’s a dynamic athlete who’s proven capable of maximizing his opportunities. If he reaches the neighborhood of 90 targets, look out.

A healthy Preston Williams has a shot of seeing similar volume as DeVante Parker. So far, Williams’ recovery from ACL surgery has gone smoothly.


Round 10

QB: Jared Goff, Matthew Stafford, Baker Mayfield

RB: Duke Johnson, Boston Scott

WR: Robby Anderson, Anthony Miller

TE: Blake Jarwin

Here’s a fine time to attack QB. Mayfield looks like the riskiest pick of the 3, but we love the coaching upgrade Kevin Stefanski brings. And it’s worth noting that Odell Beckham wasn’t healthy at any point last season.


Round 11

QB:

RB: Duke Johnson, Boston Scott, Jamaal Williams

WR: Allen Lazard, Brandon Aiyuk, Breshad Permian, Bryan Edwards

TE: Blake Jarwin

There’s a ton of intrigue here. Johnson and Scott look like clear cut handcuffs. Lazard brings potential for a Packers WR corps that’s thin behind Davante Adams. Jefferson and Aiyuk are set to play heavy snaps as rookies. And Perriman brings downfield ability to a Jets WR unit that’s also starved for playmakers.

Jarwin shows why you can wait — and wait — for a TE1. He’s just 5 non-PPR points behind Rob Gronkowski, our TE11.


Round 12

QB: Derek Carr

RB: A.J. Dillon, Bryce Love

WR: Laviska Shenault, Michael Pitman, Van Jefferson, Parris Campbell

TE: Jack Doyle, Chris Herndon

Carr profiles well as a matchup option. The Raiders vastly improved their WR corps over the spring, while Carr’s already coming off a highly accurate 2019.

It’ll be interesting to see Green Bay’s plans for the hulking Dillion. Perhaps he gets sprinkled into goal line packages, but either way, the early training camp reports have been positive on the Boston College product.

I’ve drafted Campbell on almost all of my teams thus far. He’s an electric talent who’ll get a major QB upgrade in Philip Rivers. After some bad injury luck as a rookie, Campbell should take a noticeable step forward in year 2.


Round 13

QB: Teddy Bridgewater, Gardner Minshew

RB: Frank Gore, Brian Hill

WR: Miles Boykin, Russell Gage

TE: Tyler Eifert

A deep pass catching corps, a suspect defense and a new, enticing scheme under HC Matt Rhule and OC Joe Brady have us favoring Bridgewater late in drafts. The former 1st round pick looks like an ideal streamer.

I like Boykin for his role as Baltimore’s #2 WR. Smith looks like the #2 back behind a fragile Todd Gurley, while Gore could work his way into early-down carries in an effort to keep Le’Veon Bell fresh.

Don’t feel the need to draft more than 1 QB if you went off script for a stud like Patrick Mahomes or Lamar Jackson. Same thing at TE if you snagged a Kelce/Kittle/Andrews type.


Rounds 14-16

In most cases, your final 3 turns should include your kicker and D/ST picks, along with upside picks at any position you still need to fill in.

Here are some Ks and DSTs to consider:

Will Lutz (vs. Tampa Bay)

Greg Zuerlein (at Rams)

Robbie Gould (vs. Arizona)

Jason Myers (at Atlanta)


Bills (vs. Jets)

Patriots (vs. Dolphins)

Eagles (at Washington)

Chargers (at Bengals)



Pick 8, 9, 10 or 11

Round 1

QB:

RB: Derrick Henry, Joe Mixon, Josh Jacobs, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kenyan Drake, Miles Sanders

WR: Tyreek Hill

TE:

Grab our top-ranked RB available at your pick and move along.

CEH’s rapidly ascending ADP means there’s almost no chance he’s there in Round 2.


Round 2

QB:

RB: Aaron Jones, Chris Carson, Todd Gurley

WR: Julio Jones, Chris Godwin, DeAndre Hopkins

TE: Travis Kelce, George Kittle

You’re in a good spot to start RB-RB and build the foundation to a roster that caters to the non-PPR format.

If you’re looking for a balanced start, choose from 1 of these high ceiling WR1s. Julio’s continuity in Atlanta gives him a small edge in such a unique offseason.


Round 3

QB:

RB: Jonathan Taylor, Melvin Gordon, Le’Veon Bell

WR: Robert Woods, Amari Cooper, Odell Beckham Jr., Adam Thielen

TE:

We’re not hesitating on going RB-RB-RB if that’s where the value lies. Either way, you’ll likely depart Round 3 with at least 2 RBs. A start of, say, Henry-Jones-Taylor packs a ton of upside.

Woods is in for positive TD regression after only scoring twice on 90 catches last year. He’s a discount WR1.


Round 4

QB:

RB: Raheem Mostert

WR: Courtland Sutton, Terry McLaurin

TE: Zach Ertz

We love the youth at WR here. Sutton’s more established, but McLaurin earned the label of our 2020 Breakout Player. Don’t expect the Ohio State product to last until your pick in Round 5.

Pass on Ertz here, and you’ll likely wait several more rounds to address the position.


Round 5

QB: Dak Prescott

RB: Cam Akers

WR: DeVante Parker, Marquise Brown, A.J. Green, Keenan Allen

TE:

Prescott enters the conversation here; we’re more likely to consider him if we haven’t yet selected a TE. Dak has everything you want in a QB: a proven resume, a loaded pass catching corps and superb rushing ability.

Ronald Jones used to occupy this space, but the addition of Leonard Fournette really stings.

Brown nearly made the cut as our 2020 Breakout Player. It’s easy to see him popping off for some huge games alongside a much-improved Lamar Jackson.


Round 6

QB:

RB: J.K. Dobbins

WR: Michael Gallup, Will Fuller, Tyler Boyd, Jarvis Landry

TE: Evan Engram

Dobbins likely enters the year in a frustrating timeshare. But if he plays to his true talent level, he could quickly separate from veteran Mark Ingram. Plus, he doesn’t need a high-volume role on Baltimore’s efficient offense to provide fantasy value.

You’re probably entering this round with something like 3 RBs and 2 WRs. That works out nicely, as the depth here lies at WR. You’ll find a blend of playmaking talents (like Fuller) and safer, less volatile guys (like Boyd).

Engram projects to have some major spike weeks, but you might be in for a bumpy ride given the Giants’ loaded offense. We’ll find excellent TE options later on.


Round 7

QB: Tom Brady

RB: Tevin Coleman, Jordan Howard

WR: Marvin Jones, Diontae Johnson, Julian Edelman

TE:

By drafting Brady, you hope to capture a high TD count driven by Tampa Bay’s stacked pass catching corps. But of course, we’ll find attractive QB targets in future rounds.

Howard pops here as the likely goal line back for an improved Miami offense. Drafting Coleman allows access to the league’s best pure running scheme, orchestrated by HC Kyle Shanahan.

Jones is one of our favorite mid-round WRs; his volume has been on par with Kenny Golladay’s in games alongside Matt Stafford. Johnson brings breakout potential if Ben Roethlisberger stays healthy. Edelman’s never someone you’re excited to grab in non-PPR.


Round 8

QB: Carson Wentz

RB: Latavius Murray, Zack Moss, Damien Harris

WR: John Brown, Sterling Shepard, Christian Kirk, Darius Slayton

TE:

In training camp, Moss has reportedly flashed the tackle-breaking skill set that served him well in college. He pops as a pro-ready rookie who could carve out 10-12 touches per week for the run-committed Bills. Murray remains a valuable handcuff who should continue to see some goal line work.

WR doesn’t look too appealing here, so it’s worth considering a selection of Wentz, our QB8.


Round 9

QB:

RB: Zack Moss, Alexander Mattison, Ryquell Armstead

WR: Sammy Watkins, Curtis Samuel, Preston Williams

TE: Jonnu Smith

Smith is one of my personal favorites across any position and one of several guys you can wait on at the position. He’s a dynamic athlete who’s proven capable of maximizing his opportunities. If he reaches the neighborhood of 90 targets, look out.

It’s clear you want some piece of Kansas City’s dynamic offense. Watkins gives you a chance to do that at a cheap price.


Round 10

QB: Jared Goff, Matthew Stafford, Baker Mayfield

RB: Duke Johnson, Boston Scott

WR: Robby Anderson, Anthony Miller

TE: T.J. Hockenson

Here’s a fine time to attack QB. Mayfield looks like the riskiest pick of the 3, but we love the coaching upgrade Kevin Stefanski brings. And it’s worth noting that Odell Beckham wasn’t healthy at any point last season.

I’ve flagged Harris — entering only his second season — on MVP Boards for his potential to lead all Patriots RBs in carries. If the Lamar Miller signing drops Harris’ ADP, even better


Round 11

QB:

RB: Duke Johnson, Boston Scott

WR: Allen Lazard, Brandon Aiyuk, Breshad Perriman, Bryan Edwards

TE: Blake Jarwin

There’s a ton of intrigue here. Johnson and Scott look like clear cut handcuffs. Lazard brings potential for a Packers WR corps that’s thin behind Davante Adams. Aiyuk is set to play heavy snaps as a rookie. And Perriman brings downfield ability to a Jets WR unit that’s also starved for playmakers.

Jarwin shows why you can wait — and wait — for a TE1. He’s just 5 non-PPR points behind Rob Gronkowski, our TE11


Round 12

QB: Derek Carr

RB: A.J. Dillon, Bryce Love

WR: Laviska Shenault, Michael Pitman, Van Jefferson, Parris Campbell

TE: Jack Doyle, Chris Herndon

Carr profiles well as a matchup option. The Raiders vastly improved their WR corps over the spring, while Carr’s already coming off a highly accurate 2019.

I’ve drafted Campbell on almost all of my teams thus far. He’s an electric talent who’ll get a major QB upgrade in Philip Rivers. After some bad injury luck as a rookie, Campbell should take a noticeable step forward in year 2.


Round 13

QB: Teddy Bridgewater, Gardner Minshew

RB: Frank Gore, Brian Hill

WR: Miles Boykin, Russell Gage

TE: Tyler Eifert

I like Boykin for his role as Baltimore’s #2 WR. Smith looks like the #2 back behind a fragile Todd Gurley, while Gore could work his way into early-down carries in an effort to keep Le’Veon Bell fresh.

Don’t feel the need to draft more than 1 QB if you went off script for a stud like Patrick Mahomes or Lamar Jackson. Same thing at TE if you snagged a Kelce/Kittle/Andrews type.


Rounds 14-16

In most cases, your final 3 turns should include your kicker and D/ST picks, along with upside picks at any position you still need to fill in.

Here are some Ks and DSTs to consider:

Will Lutz (vs. Tampa Bay)

Greg Zuerlein (at Rams)

Robbie Gould (vs. Arizona)

Jason Myers (at Atlanta)


Bills (vs. Jets)

Patriots (vs. Dolphins)

Eagles (at Washington)

Chargers (at Bengals)



Pick 12, 13 or 14

Round 1

QB:

RB: Joe Mixon, Josh Jacobs, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kenyan Drake, Miles Sanders

WR: Tyreek Hill, Michael Thomas

TE: Travis Kelce

We’d be happy to land any — and even 2 — of the RBs above. Mixon’s offensive environment looks as good as it’s been since he’s turned pro. Now comes a contract year, a QB upgrade and the return of A.J. Green…

Jacobs looks like a workhorse rusher, but fantasy owners still crave increased receiving production. Current projections have him for an attainable 37 grabs.


Round 2

QB:

RB: Aaron Jones, Chris Carson, James Conner, Todd Gurley

WR: Julio Jones, Chris Godwin, DeAndre Hopkins

TE: Travis Kelce

Each RB you’ll find in the Round 2/3 range carries questions.

The Packers added a Round 2 rusher in A.J. Dillon. And the other 3 backs bring durability concerns. Still, all 4 RBs represented (Green Bay, Seattle, Pittsburgh and Atlanta) provide above average offensive environments. Mix in high projected volume, and you have a non-PPR recipe for success.


Round 3

QB:

RB: Jonathan Taylor, Melvin Gordon, Le’Veon Bell

WR: Robert Woods, Amari Cooper, Odell Beckham Jr., Adam Thielen

TE:

We’re not opposed to starting with 3 RBs. You just need to be prepared to pivot to WR, as it’s quite possible that each of the RB options above are gone.

That’s just fine, though. A start of, say, Jacobs-Jones-Woods puts you on a nice trajectory. We’ve talked up Woods throughout the summer as a discount WR1 with incoming positive TD regression.


Round 4

QB:

RB: Raheem Mostert

WR: Courtland Sutton, Terry McLaurin

TE: Zach Ertz

We love the youth at WR here. Sutton’s more established, but McLaurin earned the label of our 2020 Breakout Player. Don’t expect the Ohio State product to last into your pick in Round 5.

Ertz is a strong value here, but we'll find several enticing TEs later on.


Round 5

QB: Dak Prescott

RB: Cam Akers

WR: DeVante Parker, Marquise Brown, Keenan Allen

TE:

Prescott enters the conversation here; we’re more likely to consider him if we haven’t yet selected a TE. Dak has everything you want in a QB: a proven resume, a loaded pass catching corps and superb rushing ability.

We haven’t been interested in taking Allen with Philip Rivers out of the picture. If available here, though, Allen’s just a pure value at this point given his historical production and his still-prominent role.


Round 6

QB:

RB: J.K. Dobbins

WR: Michael Gallup, Will Fuller, Tyler Boyd, Jarvis Landry

TE: Evan Engram

You’re probably entering this round with something like 3 RBs and 2 WRs. That works out nicely, as the depth here lies at WR. You’ll find a blend of playmaking talents (like Fuller) and safer, less volatile guys (like Boyd).

Engram projects to have some major spike weeks, but you might be in for a bumpy ride given the Giants’ loaded offense. We’ll find excellent TE options later on.


Round 7

QB: Tom Brady

RB: Tevin Coleman, Jordan Howard

WR: Marvin Jones, Diontae Johnson, Julian Edelman

TE:

By drafting Brady, you hope to capture a high TD count driven by Tampa Bay’s stacked pass catching corps. But of course, we’ll find attractive QB targets later on.

Howard pops here as the likely goal line back for an improved Miami offense. Drafting Coleman allows access to the league’s best pure running scheme, orchestrated by HC Kyle Shanahan.

Jones is one of our favorite mid-round WRs; his volume has been on par with Kenny Golladay’s in games alongside Matt Stafford. Johnson brings breakout potential if Ben Roethlisberger stays healthy.


Round 8

QB: Carson Wentz

RB: Latavius Murray, Zack Moss, Damien Harris

WR: John Brown, Sterling Shepard, Christian Kirk, Darius Slayton

TE:

In training camp, Moss has reportedly flashed the tackle-breaking skill set that served him well in college. He pops as a pro-ready rookie who could carve out 10-12 touches per week for the run-committed Bills.

WR doesn’t look too appealing here, so it’s worth considering a selection of Wentz, our QB8. Williams does stand out a bit as a 6'4 target with some TD potential.


Round 9

QB:

RB: Zack Moss, Alexander Mattison, Ryquell Armstead

WR: Sammy Watkins, Curtis Samuel, Preston Williams

TE: Jonnu Smith

Mattison looks like one of the top handcuffs available. In general, look to take handcuffs of backs owned by others in your league so you maximize profit potential.

Smith is one of my personal favorites across any position and one of several guys you can wait on at the position. He’s a dynamic athlete who’s proven capable of maximizing his opportunities. If he reaches the neighborhood of 90 targets, look out.


Round 10

QB: Jared Goff, Matthew Stafford, Baker Mayfield

RB: Duke Johnson, Boston Scott

WR: Robby Anderson, Anthony Miller

TE: T.J. Hockenson

Here’s a fine time to attack QB. Mayfield looks like the riskiest pick of the 3, but we love the coaching upgrade Kevin Stefanski brings. And it’s worth noting that Odell Beckham wasn’t healthy at any point last season.

Hockenson’s dropped several spots in our TE rankings with news he’s not yet over his 2019 ankle issue. 16 games of Hockenson likely turns up a TE1 season, so if you want to absorb some risk, go ahead and pull the trigger.


Round 11

QB:

RB: Duke Johnson, Boston Scott

WR: Allen Lazard, Brandon Aiyuk, Breshad Perriman, Bryan Edwards

TE: Blake Jarwin, Chris Herndon

There’s a ton of intrigue here. Johnson and Scott look like clear cut handcuffs. With Miles Sanders already dealing with a lower-body injury, there’s a chance for Scott to shine with extra camp reps.

Lazard brings potential for a Packers WR corps that’s thin behind Davante Adams. Aiyuk is set to play heavy snaps as a rookie. And Perriman brings downfield ability to a Jets WR unit that’s also starved for playmakers.

Jarwin shows why you can wait — and wait — for a TE1. He’s just 5 non-PPR points behind Rob Gronkowski, our TE11.


Round 12

QB: Derek Carr

RB: A.J. Dillon, Bryce Love

WR: Laviska Shenault, Michael Pitman, Van Jefferson, Parris Campbell

TE: Jack Doyle, Chris Herndon

Carr profiles well as a matchup option. The Raiders vastly improved their WR corps over the spring, while Carr’s already coming off a highly accurate 2019.

I’ve drafted Campbell on almost all of my teams thus far. He’s an electric talent who’ll get a major QB upgrade in Philip Rivers. After some bad injury luck as a rookie, Campbell should take a noticeable step forward in year 2.

Herndon looks like a breakout candidate for a Jets O starved for playmakers.


Round 13

QB: Teddy Bridgewater, Gardner Minshew

RB: Frank Gore, Brian Hill

WR: Miles Boykin, Russell Gage

TE: Tyler Eifert

I like Boykin for his role as Baltimore’s #2 WR. Smith looks like the #2 back behind a fragile Todd Gurley, while Gore could work his way into early-down carries in an effort to keep Le’Veon Bell fresh.

Eifert gets a bump with teammate Josh Oliver recently suffering a broken foot. Still, given Eifert’s injury history, a limited snap count (as we saw in 2019) makes sense.

Don’t feel the need to draft more than 1 QB if you went off script for a stud like Patrick Mahomes or Lamar Jackson. Same thing at TE if you snagged a Kelce/Kittle/Andrews type.


Rounds 14-16

In most cases, your final 3 turns should include your kicker and D/ST picks, along with upside picks at any position you still need to fill in.

Here are some Ks and DSTs to consider:

Will Lutz (vs. Tampa Bay)

Greg Zuerlein (at Rams)

Robbie Gould (vs. Arizona)

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