2019 Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft Round 3

Contributed by: Jim Day
Last Updated: May 10, 2019 10:58 AM


 

We continue with an excellent group of drafters as we venture into Round 3 of the FFChamps Rookie Draft Invitational. This year most considered the skill position players in the draft to be good, but not many were great and as we dive into the third round we start to see a lot of speculation on the players. Landing spots are a very important part of this draft, more so than in past years. There seems to be a lot more drafters relying on the possibility of opportunity these players will have as opposed to taking them on pure talent alone.

It really will be an interesting year for rookie drafts and outside of the first few picks, most selections will change from draft to draft. This is definitely a year where you have to go get your guys and ADP be damned.

Just a reminder below of the drafters in this draft.

Participants:

Andy Singleton - Independent Contractor & ExpandTheBoxscore.com (@PeoplezPen)

Bob Harris - FootballDiehards.com senior editor and Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio host (@footballdiehard)

Bob Lung - Big Guy Fantasy Sports (@bob_lung)

Corey Parson - Elite Fantasy and The Athletic (@TheFantasyExec )

Dwain McFarland -Contributor at Fighting Chance Fantasy & Matt Waldman RSP  (@dwainmcfarland)

Frank Stampfl - Host of FNTSY Sports Radio Network and writer for RotoExperts (@Roto_Frank)

Jim Day – Co-Director of FFChamps and FNTSY Host (@Fantasytaz)

Joe Pisapia- the author of the best-selling Fantasy Football Black Book Series, Host of the Black Book Podcast and contributor to Fantrax (@JoePisapia17)

Joe Gallina - Host at FNTSY Radio, Staff Writer for Fantasy Alarm (@joegallina)

Mike Blewitt - Host at FNTSY Radio (@MikeBlewitt)

Shane P. Hallam - Dynasty and Devy Analyst for Fakepigskin.com (@ShanePHallam)

Sigmund Bloom - Footballguys.com (@SigmundBloom)


Monday Round One : Tuesday Round Two : Wednesday Round Three : Thursday Round Four : Friday Rounds Five & Six

Now let's right into Round 3.
 

3.01 Bryce Love RB Washington Redskins – Frank

Debated Bryce Love or Damien Harris but I have long term concerns for the Patriots once Tom Brady retires (if he ever does). Love doesn't have the size to lead a backfield, but he can form a dynamic duo in the future with Derrius Guice. Think Chris Thompson or Tarik Cohen when drafting Love in dynasty. He's a player who should touch the ball 8-12 times per game and has the ability to take it to the house from anywhere on the field once he returns from his ACL injury.

3.02 Darwin Thompson RB Kansas City Chiefs – Andy

Independent of the Tyreek Hill situation, Kansas City's backfield can also be seen in some disarray. Sure, we know who we expect it to be, but Thompson is an exciting player who has been comped to Tarik Cohen. If he becomes anything close to Cohen, and in that KC offense, you have the makings for something special.

3.03 Drew Lock QB Denver Broncos – Joe G

The Broncos, and specifically John Elway, need Lock to be under center in Week 1 next season. Elway wants to prove he can evaluate QB talent, and the Broncos want to avoid having to pay the more than $20 million in salary they'd owe Joe Flacco if they keep him on their roster beyond 2019. Lock is a bit underrated. He makes good decisions and has the arm and pocket presence that could potentially help him develop into a franchise quarterback.

3.04 Alexander Mattison RB Minnesota Vikings – Joe P

Dalvin Cook has yet to stay on the field and Mattison could emerge quickly as a Fantasy asset if Cook falters for a third straight year. He's a physical, tough runner who could see some goal line touches as well. The Vikings are thin at RB on the depth chart.

3.05 Ryquell Armstead RB Jacksonville Jaguars – Jim

Armstead is another strong downhill runner who doesn't really offer much in the passing game. The real positive here is that he will backup oft-injured Leonard Fournette, who also seems to have issues with idiocy. Either way it could lead to real playing time for Armstead sooner rather than later. In 46 games at Temple he scored 34 touchdowns.

3.06 Damien Harris RB New England Patriots – Sigmund

Harris is a more than competent back in all facets of the game and he landed in one of the perennially most prolific Fantasy backfields in the league. Sony Michel has already missed time twice in his career.

3.07 Terry McLaurin WR Washington Redskins – Mike

Washington was hurting at both QB and WR headed into the draft and pulled two Ohio State teammates out of it with their first three picks. McLaurin will work with Buckeye brother Dwayne Haskins who got him 35 receptions, 701 yards and 11 scores in 2018. McLaurin should be on the field in three-wide sets in 2019 and should replace the unproductive/injured Josh Doctson in 2020 as the Skins declined his fifth-year option.

3.08 Jalen Hurd WR San Francisco 49ers – Corey

Hurd could very well be the big-bodied wide receiver the Forty Niners have needed. He is the kind of player that can create mismatches. Niners' head coach Kyle Shanahan has already said that Hurd is a guy that can do just about anything. 

3.09 KeeSean Johnson WR Arizona Cardinals – Bob L

You are definitely going to see a trend here on my team, as I picked THREE Arizona Cardinals in SIX picks! KeeSean was the third receiver drafted but he's a great route runner and will have a bigger roles after this year when Larry Fitzgerald retires.

3.10 Kelvin Harmon WR Washington Redskins – Shane

I fancied Harmon's teammate Terry McLaurin at this spot, but he went at the 3.07. Despite Harmon's 6th round draft capital, he has one of the best opportunities to be a starter quickly out of all the WRs in this rookie draft. I loved Harmon in college. Multi-year production, hard worker, big and physical. He may not get separation or be a marvel athletically, but he reminds me a lot of Marques Colston as a player. Washington has declined Josh Docton's 5th year option, lost Jamison Crowder, and have all-injury team Paul Richardson as their only entrenched WR. I'll be amazed in Harmon doesn't crack 4 WR sets by Week 1 and even more amazed if he isn't a starter by the end of the year. Draft capital knocks him down, but talent and situation are there for Harmon.

3.11 Dawson Knox TE Buffalo Bills – Dwain

My targets here were Jalen Hurd and Kelvin Harmon but those options dried up right in front of me. Taking another tight end isn't ideal, but when evaluating the board Knox was one of the most talented remaining players with a reasonable path to volume. He is more of a traditional player at the position that plays with the aggressive edge I like.

Tyler Kroft is currently the starter, but Knox will have an opportunity to bypass him over the next two years. I don't love the current iteration of this offense (run heavy and inaccurate QB) but John Brown and Cole Beasley are both slight framed and aging - Buffalo could be looking for pass catchers sooner than we think.

3.12 Rodney Anderson RB Cincinnati Bengals – Bob H

I know. He has a hard time staying healthy. That's why he went to the Bengals after they had already selected another running back, Trayveon Williams. Injuries, not lack of production, have obviously been the issue here as Anderson had 21 career touchdowns on just 217 total touches. Beyond the injuries, Anderson will be stuck behind Joe Mixon for the foreseeable future. But the production when healthy is intriguing enough to take a flier here.

 

Some very interesting picks in this round and once again Joe Pisapia zeroed in on the guy I was hoping would fall to my pick. Mattison is behind a good young RB in Dalvin Cook, but Cook has had major injuries in both seasons he has played so far. This could give Mattison a clear path to playing time quickly, but even if Cook stays healthy the Minnesota depth chart is razor thin at RB and Mattison could be an integral part of it right away.

Another interesting thing is this round of that half the round was RBs, which matched the total number of RBs taken in Rounds 1 and 2. Will they all hit, most likely not, but at this point in rookie drafts this year there are not many clear cut fantasy stars available in this round, so you are drafting with the hope that someone in front of them gets traded or injured to free up playing time.

We hope you are enjoying this draft and don't forget to check back on Thursday and Friday as we release the last three rounds.



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