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While a lot of us are at home during this epidemic, why not discuss some Fantasy Football! So far during the offseason, we have seen some major players move to different teams. How will this affect drafts in the coming months? Well, let’s look at who should go in the first two rounds. **Remember** – This is not in specific order.
Round One (12-team/PPR format)
Christian McCaffrey/RB Carolina Panthers – The best running back in today’s game. Consensus No. 1 pick.
Ezekiel Elliot/RB Dallas Cowboys – I put Zeke ahead of Barkley because of the Cowboys offensive line and the fact that the team is better offensively.
Saquon Barkley/RB New York Giants – Hopefully second-year quarterback Daniel Jones shows more poise because if defenses worry about him, then Barkley will regain top fantasy numbers.
Dalvin Cook/RB Minnesota Vikings – Cook’s 2019 season was considered as a breakout year that locked him as a top four running back.
Derrick Henry/RB Tennessee Titans – Last year, Henry led the league in rushing, solidifying him as a top five pick.
Alvin Kamara/RB New Orleans Saints – I think what Kamara did last season is what to expect this coming season. Good-catching running back, who just won’t get you many touchdowns due to the overall talent they have on the roster.
Michael Thomas/WR New Orleans Saints – Thomas should be the first wide receiver taken in the first round. To be honest, he should be a top six pick but being that it’s so hard getting a good all three-down running back, he’ll fall between picks 7-11.
Aaron Jones/RB Green Bay Packers – Jones sneaks in the top 12 due to his 2019 performance of over 1,000 rushing yards and 16 total touchdowns.
Austin Ekeler/RB Los Angeles Chargers – With Melvin Gordon gone to Denver, it’s the Austin Ekeler show in Los Angeles. Looking forward to seeing how well he will perform now that he will be the leading back.
Nick Chubb/RB Cleveland Browns – I’m a little concerned about Chubb now that they kept Kareem Hunt and will have him the whole season. He’s still a first-round pick but late.
David Johnson/RB Houston Texans – Johnson just wasn’t healthy last season, which caused him to lose his job to Kenyon Drake. Now he lands in a great position in Houston, where last year’s starter Carlos Hyde ran for over 1,000 yards.
Josh Jacobs/RB Las Vegas Raiders – Jacobs had a good rookie campaign last season and will continue to be the bell cow at just 22-years old. Hopefully he’ll be more involved on passing plays.
Round Two (12-team/PPR format)
Joe Mixon/RB Cincinnati Bengals – He’s a solid low first/high second-round running back, who’s in his prime. Mixon will more than likely have a rookie quarterback running the plays but he did run for over 1,100 yards and five touchdowns with no quarterback last year.
Leonard Fournette/RB Jacksonville Jaguars – Fournette only rushed for three touchdowns last year but caught 76 passes, played all three downs and most importantly stayed healthy. He should score more touchdowns this upcoming season.
LeVeon Bell/RB New York Jets – A fantasy bust last season, Bell should be a locked second-round pick due to playing all three downs.
Chris Carson/RB Seattle Seahawks – Carson injured his hip last season so if he comes back at 100%, he’ll be back as a star running back and a guarantee second-round fantasy pick.
Davante Adams/WR Green Bay Packers – A turf toe injury set Adams back five games in 2019 but still had 83 catches and 997 receiving yards. He should still be the second wide receiver taken in every fantasy draft.
Julio Jones/WR Atlanta Falcons – Still one of the best wide receivers in the game, Jones is a solid pick in the second round.
DeAndre Hopkins/WR Arizona Cardinals – Another top five fantasy wide receiver, Hopkins is now playing for second-year quarterback, Kyler Murray’s Arizona Cardinals.
Lamar Jackson/QB Baltimore Ravens – I personally do not draft quarterbacks this early in fantasy but Jackson is a fantasy monster. It’s still shocking that he was sixth overall in rushing in 2019. It wouldn’t surprise me if someone gets him late first/early second in drafts.
Marlon Mack/RB Indianapolis Colts – Having veteran quarterback Phillip Rivers in Indy will only help Mack as a potential three-down running back, worth drafting in the second round.
Tyreek Hill/WR Kansas City Chiefs – Hill should bounce back from an injured-plague 2019 season with a healthy Patrick Mahomes throwing the ball. He’s still a top five fantasy wide receiver.
Todd Gurley/RB Atlanta Falcons – This was a tough pick but I feel Gurley has a lot to prove at only 25-years old with questionable knees. He’ll be hyped playing for his hometown team and if healthy, should still be a three-down back.
Travis Kelce/TE Kansas City Chiefs – The best tight end in football period should be locked as the first tight end snatched up in any draft.