Fantasy Football: Staff Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft

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Round 1

Pick Team Selection Position
1.1 Joseph Redemann Saquon Barkley RB1
1.2 Justin Freeman Derrius Guice RB2
1.3 Dale Redman Rashaad Penny RB3
1.4 Austan Kas Sony Michel RB4
1.5 Akash Bhatia Ronald Jones II RB5
1.6 Drew Crawford Nick Chubb RB6
1.7 Jason Schandl D.J. Moore WR1
1.8 Jim Sannes Royce Freeman RB7
1.9 JJ Zachariason Kerryon Johnson RB8
1.10 Anthony Amico Christian Kirk WR2
1.11 Abe Schwadron Anthony Miller WR3
1.12 Brandon Gdula Courtland Sutton WR4

Best Value: WR Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos

Picks 1 through 9 are pretty straightforward in terms of which players are going to be selected. A new tier begins to emerge at pick 10, where this particular mock saw a run on wide receivers. Sutton is a guy who, before the draft, was at worst seen as the WR3 of this class. Landing with the Denver Broncos has caused Sutton's stock to fall given the presence of Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, and newcomer Case Keenum having to learn a new system. While he's not a burner, Sutton wins with his agility and catch radius, and he could become a go-to option near the paint rather quickly.

My Pick: RB Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns

While the 2018 NFL Draft is being touted for its quarterback class, dynasty communities are high on this class of running backs. I wanted to make sure that I secured one of what I considered to be the second-tier of backs (behind Barkley). I went back and forth with the idea of selecting wideout D.J. Moore, but ultimately concerns about his efficiency in a Cam Newton-led offense drew me back to Chubb. Chubb's immediate situation is cloudy with the Browns' addition of Carlos Hyde and the always underrated Duke Johnson still around, but the Georgia alum is considered to be one of the best pure runners in this class.