2020 FGT Fantasy Football Mock Draft – Rounds 3 & 4
By the Football Garbage Time Staff
Last time, we provided you our Round 1 & 2 picks and analysis in the 6th Annual Football Garbage Time Fantasy Football Twitter Mock Draft, and we’re BACK with Round 3 & 4 picks and analysis! Why? Because we love our readers and, although it’s unclear when the football season will start, everything is still on track for September, including FANTASY FOOTBALL!
As a reminder, we conducted a live Mock Fantasy Football Draft on Twitter (just check out #FGTMockDraft) for a mock PPR standard scoring Yahoo 10-team league (1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 TE, 1 K & 1 DEF) so that all of you can get some insight as to who we like for the upcoming 2020 season, and hopefully help all of you with your drafts.
This year, ten different writers & podcasters from six different sites participated, including:
- Kris Hopper (@HobbyWally) from Beer Fueled Fantasy Football Podcast,
- Dan Thury (@ThuryBFF) from the Beer Fueled Fantasy Football Podcast,
- Wole Akinso (@UrbanSportScene) from the Urban Sports Scene Podcast,
- Victor Rogers (@iHeartPhoChay) fantasy football expert,
- Andrew Erickson (@AndrewErickson_) from Gridiron Experts,
- Adam Aniba (@TheBandGreport) from The Burgundy and Gold Report and
- Ryan (@RyanWhitfieldNE), Scott (@NFLFantasy_More), Joanne (@kongfu4u), and FXP Jr. from right here on Football Garbage Time!
Each one is taking part in a mock draft live on Twitter (feel free to check out the back and forth on Twitter by searching for #FGTMockDraft).
Below are the results of Rounds 3 and 4 along with some comments from those who made the picks. We also include the Average Draft Position (ADP) as of June 18th as per Fantasy Pros so you can see how we differ from how they’re currently being drafted in PPR leagues.
You can see the complete six round draft results HERE.
Don’t agree? Well, it’s a free country, so sound off in the comments! And don’t forget to come back to check out Rounds 5 & 6 of the mock draft!
– Ha Kung Wong, Editor-In-Chief
1st Round – Pick 1 – Christian McCaffrey (RB) [Current ADP: 1.0]
2nd Round – Pick 20 – Chris Godwin (WR) [Current ADP: 16.5]
3rd Round – Pick 21 – George Kittle (TE) [Current ADP: 23.5]
4th Round – Pick 40 – A.J. Brown (WR) [Current ADP: 45.3]
This is what Joanne had to say about her picks:
Projected as the 2nd best tight end in the league in 2020 by ESPN, George Kittle finished 3rd in receiving yards in the 2019 season behind just Travis Kelce (of the Kansas City Chiefs) and Darren Waller (of the Oakland, now Las Vegas Raiders) with 1,053 yards.
Unfortunately, Kittle only recorded 5 TDs. But, then again, so did Kelce. Even with only 5 TDs, Kittle was still ranked #2 in fantasy points in 2019. With veteran Emmanuel Sanders gone to the New Orleans Saints, Deebo Samuel out with a foot injury for at least part of the season and only essentially rookie Brandon Aiyuk taking their place, Kittle’s league experience should carry him through for another 1,000+ yard season that makes him a very enticing pick for your fantasy team. Note though that he’s waiting for a new contract.
— TheSFNiners (@TheSFNiners) June 16, 2020
AJ Brown was a breakout player in his rookie year with 1,051 receiving yards, 8 receiving TDs and a rushing TD. Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Brown finished WR23 overall in fantasy points. At week 7, after the start of quarterback Ryan Tannehill, Brown ranked WR7 overall and had some of his best games in terms fantasy points, only beaten by WR1, Micheal Thomas. Concern of regression for both Brown and the Titans are real, especially with AJ Brown’s post season run totaling only 5 receptions for 64 yards. But with Tannehill starting as quarterback in 2020 and the Titans maintaining their offensive scheme, Brown should maintain his numbers from 2019, making him a solid WR2 for your fantasy team.
Looks like AJ Brown has stayed in game shape during the quarantine. Excited to see what he can do in year 2. pic.twitter.com/CwNG9uMMHz
— Titans Tape (@TitansTape) June 16, 2020
1st Round – Pick 2 – Saquon Barkley (RB) [Current ADP: 2.3]
2nd Round – Pick 19 – Aaron Jones (RB) [Current ADP: 16.5]
3rd Round – Pick 22 – Mike Evans (WR) [Current ADP: 24.8]
4th Round – Pick 39 – Kyler Murray (QB) [Current ADP: 56.8]
This is what Scott had to say about his picks:
After going old school RB-RB in the first two rounds, I went WR-QB with Mike Evans and Kyler Murray. I expect Mike Evans to continue his romance with Brady at the helm and Murray has a high ceiling with the addition of Hopkins.
Kyler Murray has been among the best in deep passing this season 🔥📈 pic.twitter.com/CIhlvLC4cg
— PFF (@PFF) November 21, 2019
1st Round – Pick 3 – Ezekiel Elliot (RB) [Current ADP: 3.5]
2nd Round – Pick 18 – Miles Sanders (RB) [Current ADP: 18.5]
3rd Round – Pick 23 – Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB) [Current ADP: 27.8]
4th Round – Pick 38 – Robert Woods (WR) [Current ADP: 47.3]
Clyde Edwards-Helaire forced 85 missed tackles in 2019😳pic.twitter.com/uNBB2emdmz
— PFF College (@PFF_College) June 20, 2020
Only 4 WRs recorded over 100+ yards on screen passes in 2019:
1. Robert Woods – 146 yards
2. Larry Fitzgerald – 121 yards
3. Chris Godwin – 105 yards
4. Isaiah McKenzie – 101 yards pic.twitter.com/OnGDYokJeQ
— PFF (@PFF) June 20, 2020
1st Round – Pick 4 – Dalvin Cook (RB) [Current ADP: 5.3]
2nd Round – Pick 17 – Davante Adams (WR) [Current ADP: 8.8]
3rd Round – Pick 24 – Todd Gurley (RB) [Current ADP: 27.8]
4th Round – Pick 37 – Kenny Golladay (WR) [Current ADP: 25.0]
This is what Andrew had to say about his picks:
Todd Gurley is a starting running back in a high-powered offense with no competition for touches in the backfield. #Smash
Kenny Golladay could be in line for a monster year with Stafford coming back. He was WR11 with Stafford during the first half of the season, and led the NFL in ADOT (17.42). I’m not afraid of Marvin Jones.
Most catches on targets 20+ yards downfield in 2019
Kenny Golladay – 16
Stefon Diggs – 15
Amari Cooper – 15 pic.twitter.com/gUBRg1WXf2
— PFF (@PFF) June 12, 2020
1st Round – Pick 5 – Michael Thomas (WR) [Current ADP: 3.8]
2nd Round – Pick 16 – Travis Kelce (TE) [Current ADP: 18.3]
3rd Round – Pick 25 – Amari Cooper (WR) [Current ADP: 33.5]
4th Round – Pick 36 – James Conner (RB) [Current ADP: 44.0]
This is what Ryan had to say about her picks:
In a season and a half in Dallas, Cooper has averaged 7.8 targets with 5.28 receptions and 76.56 yards. On a 16 game pace that is 84.48 receptions for 1,224.96 yards. Factor in that on average he’s good for a touchdown every other week since heading to Dallas and this is fantastic 3rd round value. CeeDee Lamb adds another mouth to feed, but Cooper has done nothing but produce for the Cowboys.
Well it was getting time to take a running back and luckily he was the best available in my book here. People are hot and cold on Conner and rumors of Tomlin looking to reduce his workload are concerning. If he can stay healthy and take on the bell cow role and add value with his receiving capabilities he could be a great buy-low candidate.
Have fun trying to tackle @JamesConner_ 🤷♂️
— NFL (@NFL) May 5, 2020
1st Round – Pick 6 – Alvin Kamara (RB) [Current ADP: 5.5]
2nd Round – Pick 15 – Kenyan Drake (RB) [Current ADP: 15.5]
3rd Round – Pick 26 – Brandin Cooks (WR) [Current ADP: 87.3]
4th Round – Pick 35 – Austin Ekeler (RB) [ Current ADP: 16.3]
This is what Kris had to say about his picks:
While his dynasty value remains in question after multiple concussions, his redraft value has gone through the roof replacing DeAndre Hopkins and his 10.5 TGT’s/g. What has Cooks done when he’s seen over 100 TGT’s? Averaged 76 receptions, 1,149 yds and 7 TD’s — and that’s on a career high 129 TGT’s. He lands in a spot where he is going to be the number 1, and that has worked out well for him in the past
I consider Austin Ekeler to be a steal as he lands as the RB1 with Melvin Gordon out of town in a back field that figures to allow him to see volume. Ekeler saw 108 TGT’s last season, nearly 1,000 receiving yards and 500+ rush yards on just 132 carries which will be almost a guaranteed uptick. This is a back with top 10 potential.
Austin Ekeler's 94.3 receiving grade leads all RBs in the NFL since 2017pic.twitter.com/XRHfEEgyY4
— PFF (@PFF) June 13, 2020
1st Round – Pick 7 – Derrick Henry (RB) [Current ADP: 7.0]
2nd Round – Pick 14 – Patrick Mahomes (QB) [Current ADP: 22.0]
3rd Round – Pick 27 – Adam Thielen (WR) [Current ADP: 33.8]
4th Round – Pick 34 – D.J. Moore (WR) [ Current ADP: 33.3]
Adam Thielen is unreal. 😱
— PFF (@PFF) October 20, 2019
QB Kyle Allen is ballin’ in the first half!#CARvsAZ
— PFF (@PFF) September 22, 2019
1st Round – Pick 8 – Julio Jones (WR) [Current ADP: 13.0]
2nd Round – Pick 17 – Joe Mixon (RB) [Current ADP: 13.3]
3rd Round – Pick 28 – Lamar Jackson (QB) [Current ADP: 20.8]
4th Round – Pick 33 – David Johnson (RB) [ Current ADP: 36.8]
Lamar Jackson in 2019
27 TD passes from the pocket – 1st
90.9 PFF rushing grade – 1st
42 missed tackles forced – 1stpic.twitter.com/EYrPidf37y
— PFF (@PFF) June 12, 2020
1st Round – Pick 9 – Josh Jacobs (RB) [Current ADP: 16.8]
2nd Round – Pick 12 – Nick Chubb (RB) [Current ADP: 16.5]
3rd Round – Pick 29 – Jonathan Taylor (RB) [Current ADP: 51.5]
4th Round – Pick 32 – JuJu Smith-Schuster (RB) [ Current ADP: 34.8]
This is what Victor had to say about his picks:
After securing two bell cow running back‘s the next step was to tackle value. Jonathan Taylor is my favorite rookie coming out this year and to get him this late was a treat. I feel like later in the season is when you will see Taylor come alive and begin to separate from Hines and Mack. JuJu Smith-Schuster is still a alpha receiver that played with horrible odds stacked against him last year. You can’t erase those first two years of production. If folks forget that then I’m jumping on that mistake all year. Starting out my draft with three strong running backs and one undervalued alpha wide receiver ensures that my draft will be built on a solid foundation.
At 22 years and 346 days old, @steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) surpassed Brandin Cooks (23 years, 77 days old) to become the youngest player to reach 200 career receptions in @NFL history. #NFL100 #INDvsPIT pic.twitter.com/luzINZfVBR
— NFL345 (@NFL345) November 3, 2019
1st Round – Pick 10 – Tyreek Hill (WR) [Current ADP: 12.5]
2nd Round – Pick 11 – DeAndre Hopkins (WR) [Current ADP: 9.8]
3rd Round – Pick 30 – Melvin Gordon (RB) [Current ADP: 33.8]
4th Round – Pick 31 – Courtland Sutton (WR) [ Current ADP: 45.5]
This is what Adam had to say about his picks:
Melvin Gordon adds another weapon to Drew Lock’s arsenal and a back who can make plays on the ground as well as the receiving game. Look for Gordon to put up career numbers with the revamped Denver offense.
Similar to my previous pick, Courtland Sutton will benefit from having Lock as the quarterback. I might be higher on Lock compared to others, but feel the ball will be spread around in the new Denver offense with veterans like Sutton taking advantage and putting up big numbers.
Courtland Sutton: 10th highest-graded WR in 2019pic.twitter.com/ennz3qbD0L
— PFF (@PFF) March 9, 2020
Don’t forget to follow #FGTMockDraft for more draft picks and check back for our analysis of our 5th and 6th Round picks of our Twitter Fantasy Football Mock Draft!