cfm logo home

College Football Metrics

Fantasy Football Metrics

Brought to you by  - Total Football Advisors, LLC

cfm logo home

College Football Metrics

Fantasy Football Metrics

Brought to you by  - Total Football Advisors, LLC

cfm logo home

College Football Metrics

Fantasy Football Metrics

Brought to you by  - Total Football Advisors, LLC

SUBSCRIBE NOW >>
Get the app
App link only works on mobile.
Customer Service
"The scouting home for serious, high-stakes dynasty fantasy football profiteers
rss feed

2020 Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft, Five Rounds With Commentary (from the 1.02 Spot)

Air Date:
July 16, 2020

For a 12 day stretch/series, I’m going to do a five round Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft from each of the #1-12 spots and publish them one each day with some basic commentary – just to show the direction I’ve been seeing/advising on 2020 Dynasty Rookie Drafts.

Of course, my primary goal in the 2020 DRD is to trade my 1st-round pick for a king’s ransom or just a better existing player or packaging up the later 1st-round pick (#3 or 4-12) + player that I want to deal away in exchange for a bigger player I’m desiring. Be that as it may…with this exercise I’m just going to go through and make my picks as if I have to and I’ll explain why.

Many/most of the mock DRDs will look similar after round #1, I assume, but we’ll see. I’ll be using FantasyPros’s mock draft tool and thus working with their ‘expert rankings’ + system for mocks.

My plan in each pick scenario is basically…

1st-round plan = best available (if you’re forcing me to pick), but I’m not really interested in the prospects (for now/2020 valuation) after the 1.02 pick (so, disliking 1.03/1.04 on)…after CEH and Jon Taylor go, I could care less about this 2020 DRD, in as far as making picks.  

I’ll be making picks mostly on a ‘best available’ basis, and I’ll explain why/what I did what I did when I make the pick.

2nd-round plan = Bryan Edwards is my main target, but he’ll be gone after #17-20 in most DRDs. I will likely/potentially pick Edwards late 1st-round in many instances if I fear/know I won’t get him 2nd-round…depends on what is left at the later 1st-round spots.

I’m also eyeing Zack Moss and Josh Kelley as options after Edwards, especially where I own Devin Singletary (as I do, a lot). Chase Claypool is my fallback 2nd-round pick (whom I love, but don’t like his value vs. trading out of the 2nd-round…I can go get Claypool in October or Jan. 2021).

3rd-round plan = I really despise the draft from here on in, but not so much if Moss or Kelley, or Chase Claypool falls to me (as is happening more and more with Claypool). I am looking at flyers like Justin Herbert, Lynn Bowden, or mostly Devin Duvernay (whom I love but HATE this landing spot). I could go Jalen Hurts as well…he’s the one guy from here on if he HAS to start…he’s a ‘1’ at his position (QB1).

4th-round plan = More flyers…my favorites are Jalen Hurts, or I might go Joe Reed as a WR prospect who might convert to RB, and his RB physical profile is sweet.

5th-round plan = Joe Reed is great. I could also take a flyer on RBs like Mike Warren, James Robinson, and Raymond Calais. Robinson is growing on me especially where I have Leonard Fournette investment.

6th-round plan = Usually, always available is TE Colby Parkinson…unless you play in a league with other FFM/CFMers.

With that base plan, let’s let ‘er rip and go through 12 mock DRDs in 12 days…



2020 Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft, Five Rounds With Commentary (from the 1.02 Spot)

 

1st-Round (pick 1.02)

Certainly, I expected Edwards-Helaire to go first…and he did. So, I’m excited to make the Jonathan Taylor pick here. And to reiterate…after CEH-Taylor at the top…I don’t want to be in the 1st-round of Dynasty Rookie Drafts, so what I do the next few mocks will be fresh thinking for me because I’ve had everyone trade out of this draft/not making picks 1.03-1.12. But, with 1.02/Taylor…I’m well pleased because I’m a huge fan – just not sure how fast he is taking over the full workload there.

It is very possible that Jonathan Taylor will be exponentially better than CEH, in the long run…or even in the short run.

My 2nd-round pick is almost always Bryan Edwards and being at #14 overall…he will be there.

 

1.1 C. Edwards-Helaire

1.2 Jonathan Taylor

1.3 CeeDee Lamb

1.4 D'Andre Swift

1.5 J.K. Dobbins

1.6 Cam Akers

1.7 Henry Ruggs III

1.8 Ke'Shawn Vaughn

1.9 Jerry Jeudy

1.10 Justin Jefferson

1.11 Tua Tagovailoa

1.12 Jalen Reagor

 

 

2nd-Round (pick 2.02)

Yep…Edwards was there…so, it’s an easy pick. Why not Michael Pittman consideration? Look, I’m a huge fan of Pittman…but he’s going to be behind Hilton-Campbell for targets for at least a year, and then how long does Philip Rivers have at QB…who is the Indy QB in 2021? Whereas with Edwards, I see the path to where he is the team’s #1 targeted/#1 WR by midseason 2020.

Kelley, Dillon, Moss and even Claypool all went ahead of my 3rd pick, so it’s Devin Duvernay time in the 3rd-round…

 

2.1 Denzel Mims

2.2 Bryan Edwards

2.3 L. Shenault

2.4 Tee Higgins

2.5 M. Pittman

2.6 Antonio Gibson

2.7 A.J. Dillon

2.8 Joshua Kelley

2.9 Brandon Aiyuk

2.10 Joe Burrow

2.11 Justin Herbert

2.12 Zack Moss

 

 

3rd-Round (pick 3.02)

Devin Duvernay it is. Nothing wild/unexpected fell to the 4th-round…so, I made my favorite 4th-round pick – Jalen Hurts. Again, I say…Wentz gets hurt and Hurts is thrust in, Hurts will be a QB1 in 4pts per pass TD leagues instantly. You wait and see how well he runs the ball in the NFL…

 

3.1 Chase Claypool

3.2 Devin Duvernay

3.3 KJ Hamler

3.4 Darrynton Evans

3.5 Adam Trautman

3.6 Van Jefferson

3.7 A. McFarland

3.8 Lamical Perine

3.9 Lynn Bowden Jr.

3.10 Cole Kmet

3.11 Jordan Love

3.12 A. Gandy-Golden

 

 

4th-Round (pick 4.02)

Jalen Hurts it is.

Last pick coming up…I could go Joe Reed or Darnell Mooney, but I continue to go Colby Parkinson because I believe he has star potential.

 

4.1 Devin Asiasi

4.2 Jalen Hurts

4.3 Eno Benjamin

4.4 Tyler Johnson

4.5 Jacob Eason

4.6 Jason Huntley

4.7 DeeJay Dallas

4.8 Jake Fromm

4.9 Quintez Cephus

4.10 Albert Okwuegbunam

4.11 James Proche

4.12 D. Peoples-Jones

 

5th-Round (pick 5.02)

Colby Parkinson wraps us up once again.

 

5.1 Gabriel Davis

5.2 Colby Parkinson

5.3 Harrison Bryant

5.4 Dalton Keene

5.5 K.J. Hill

5.6 Joe Reed

5.7 Raymond Calais

5.8 Brycen Hopkins

5.9 Darnell Mooney

5.10 Collin Johnson

5.11 Isaiah Hodgins

5.12 Quez Watkins

 

========================

 

TOTAL DRAFT

 

1.1 C. Edwards-Helaire

1.2 Jonathan Taylor

1.3 CeeDee Lamb

1.4 D'Andre Swift

1.5 J.K. Dobbins

1.6 Cam Akers

1.7 Henry Ruggs III

1.8 Ke'Shawn Vaughn

1.9 Jerry Jeudy

1.10 Justin Jefferson

1.11 Tua Tagovailoa

1.12 Jalen Reagor

------------------------

2.1 Denzel Mims

2.2 Bryan Edwards

2.3 L. Shenault

2.4 Tee Higgins

2.5 M. Pittman

2.6 Antonio Gibson

2.7 A.J. Dillon

2.8 Joshua Kelley

2.9 Brandon Aiyuk

2.10 Joe Burrow

2.11 Justin Herbert

2.12 Zack Moss

------------------------

3.1 Chase Claypool

3.2 Devin Duvernay

3.3 KJ Hamler

3.4 Darrynton Evans

3.5 Adam Trautman

3.6 Van Jefferson

3.7 A. McFarland

3.8 Lamical Perine

3.9 Lynn Bowden Jr.

3.10 Cole Kmet

3.11 Jordan Love

3.12 A. Gandy-Golden

------------------------

4.1 Devin Asiasi

4.2 Jalen Hurts

4.3 Eno Benjamin

4.4 Tyler Johnson

4.5 Jacob Eason

4.6 Jason Huntley

4.7 DeeJay Dallas

4.8 Jake Fromm

4.9 Quintez Cephus

4.10 Albert Okwuegbunam

4.11 James Proche

4.12 D. Peoples-Jones

------------------------

5.1 Gabriel Davis

5.2 Colby Parkinson

5.3 Harrison Bryant

5.4 Dalton Keene

5.5 K.J. Hill

5.6 Joe Reed

5.7 Raymond Calais

5.8 Brycen Hopkins

5.9 Darnell Mooney

5.10 Collin Johnson

5.11 Isaiah Hodgins

5.12 Quez Watkins

Table:

Tags:

About R.C. Fischer

R.C. Fischer is an NFL Draft analyst for College Football Metrics, and a football projections analyst and writer for Fantasy Football Metrics. 

Learn more about RC and the College Football Metrics system >>