Starting lineups consists of QB/2RBs/3WRs/TE/Flex.
Round 1 – Julio Jones
There was a slight debate about the pick here, but Julio Jones was pretty close to a “smash” pick especially with these league settings.
Round 2 – JuJu Smith-Schuster
It’s tough to pass Todd Gurley in the 2nd Round, but he’s way too risky especially with top WR options still available. The Footballers were the only team to start WR-WR, but it gave them two top-6 WRs.
Round 3 – Josh Jacobs
The pick here almost needed to be a RB. Marlon Mack and Kerryon Johnson were drafted right before the Ballers got their pick. Josh Jacobs is the only show in town for Oakland. Expect to see Jacobs shoot up the draft board once Hard Knocks starts airing this season.
Round 4 – Julian Edelman
This is almost the exact same scenario that came up in the May Mock Draft.
Despite age and injury concerns, The Ballers our confident in their selection of Edelman in the 4th Round. He performed as the WR8 in 2018 after returning from a four-game suspension. As Mike mentioned, Bill Belichick still believes in Julian Edelman, which is a pretty solid argument for him having another productive season in 2019.”
This pick might even be better for this draft considering it’s a full PPR league.
Round 5 – Lamar Miller
Sometimes choices made earlier in drafts force decisions later in drafts. Julio Jones and Julian Edelman were easy picks in the 1st and 4th Rounds. There were good options at RB in the 2nd Round, but JuJu Smith-Schuster was drafted. Starting the draft with three WRs in the first four rounds forces RBs to the top of the decision tree in this round. It turns out there were a lot of good WRs on the board, but only Lamar Miller and James White as serious considerations at RB. Mike decided to “open the antibiotics and pour it on the applesauce” with Lamar Miller.
Round 6 – Evan Engram
Other players considered: None
Evan Engram is the last TE in his tier making this a pretty easy decision.
Round 7 – Miles Sanders
“Dante Pettis, Dante Pettis, Come on Pettis!!! Ohhh Nooo!!!!” We were hoping Pettis would make it back, but he was scooped up right before this pick.
Miles Sanders is a good pick to bolster the RB corps. His potential is huge in the Philadelphia offense if he can figure out how to dominate RB touches with Jordan Howard on the roster.
Round 8: Marvin Jones Jr.
This is a wild-card round. There are enough QBs available that there’s no pressure to pick one here. You can go with a RB, WR, or TE and be fine, but this team only has three WRs so far. Marvin Jones is being overlooked because of the injury last year and Kenny Golladay‘s breakout, but he’s a solid WR when healthy.
Round 9: Jared Goff
A little bit of bad luck. All the QBs the Footballers were targeting got drafted, but Jared Goff and the Rams offense should be humming again this year.
Round 10: Dede Westbrook
Dede Westbrook could easily end up being the WR1 in Jacksonville.
Round 11: Nyheim Hines
Other players considered: Damien Harris, Peyton Barber.
Jason was supposed to get the pick here until he started talking about the RBs he was considering. Andy stepped in, tried a Jedi-Mind trick that didn’t work, but Jason agreed to trade his pick to Andy who wasted no time drafting Nyheim Hines with full PPR scoring.
Round 12: Chris Thompson
This pick gives another option at the RB position. Thompson won’t be a league winner, but it was just a couple of seasons ago when he was averaging 80 yards/game until an injury derailed his season.