2QB Experts Invt'l Draft Recap - Rounds 3 & 4

Contributed by: Jim Day
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2019 4:54 PM


For most, draft season is almost upon you, but for us diehards, we've been drafting for quite a while already. We draft early because we love to draft but also so we can see insight into how drafts will flow, which allows us to pass that insight onto you. This is a league with some of the best in the Fantasy Football world.

Here are the participants:

Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) – ESPN

Sigmund Bloom (@SigmundBloom) – Football Guys

Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) – ESPN

Jim Day (@Fantasytaz) - FFChamps

Dr Roto (@DrRoto) – Fulltime Fantasy

Matt Harmon (@MattHarmon_BYB) – Yahoo

Bob Harris (@footballdiehard) – Football Diehards

Liz Loza @LizLoza_FF) – Yahoo

John Paulsen (@4for4_John) – 4for4

Jeff Ratcliffe (@JeffRatcliffe) – Pro Football Focus

Adam Ronis (@AdamRonis) – Fulltime Fantasy

Evan Silva (@EvanSilva) – Rotoworld

This league is set up a little differently. The starting lineup is as follows: 2QBs – 3RBs – 4WRs - 2TEs and 2 flex (RB/WR/TE) for a total of 13 starters. The scoring also gives a slight boost to QBs and TEs.

It is a 24-round draft so you will get to see your preferred expert digging deep to get their favorite sleepers, but with this frenzy of sharks, true sleepers will be hard to find.

Before we get to the next two rounds I want to give a BIG SHOUTOUT to Clint Followell (@DHH_Pastor)!! Clint volunteered to do the League and Team banners in our league, and he did it for free! Thank you Clint! Below is one of the team banners.


The following reviews Rounds 3 and 4 of this talent-laden draft.

Rounds 1-2  * Rounds 3-4

Draft order: 1 – Jim Day, 2 – Dr Roto, 3 – John Paulsen, 4 – Matthew Berry, 5 – Matt Harmon, 6 – Liz Loza, 7 – Sigmund Bloom, 8 – Jeff Ratcliffe, 9 – Mike Clay, 10 – Bob Harris, 11 – Evan Silva, 12 – Adam Ronis.


Round 3

3.01 – Jim Day – Andrew Luck, QB Indianapolis Colts

3.02 = Dr Roto – Baker Mayfield, QB Cleveland Browns

3.03 – John Paulsen – Hunter Henry, TE Los Angeles Chargers

3.04 – Matthew Berry – Deshaun Watson, QB Houston Texans

3.05 – Matt Harmon – Stefon Diggs, WR Minnesota Vikings

3.06 – Liz Loza – A.J. Green, WR Cincinnati Bengals

Liz's thoughts on AJ Green: “Age and durability may be a concern, but the ceiling and consistency that A.J. Green provides should not be overlooked. The best jump-ball specialist in the game, Green's 52 percent (WR2) end zone target share make him a potential TD monster. Nabbing him in the third round to pair with Davante Adams is just good value, especially when the other options available are T.Y. Hilton and Amari Cooper. Here's to Zac Taylor breathing new life into the Bengals offense and one more year of Green dragging the lot of 'em into production!

3.07 – Sigmund Bloom – Josh Jacobs, RB Oakland Raiders

3.08 – Jeff Ratcliffe – TY Hilton, WR Indianapolis Colts

3.09 – Mike Clay – Leonard Fournette, RB Jacksonville Jaguars

3.10 – Bob Harris – Aaron Rodgers, QB Green Bay Packers

3.11 – Evan Silva – Amari Cooper, WR Dallas Cowboys

3.12 – Adam Ronis – Keenan Allen, WR Los Angeles Chargers


Round 4

4.01 – Adam Ronis – Matt Ryan, QB Atlanta Falcons

4.02 – Evan Silva – Russell Wilson, QB Seattle Seahawks

Here are Evan's thoughts on Wilson: “I'm using a tier-based draft strategy at quarterback to try to determine when and where to appropriately allocate my draft resources in a league where the value of the position is obviously significantly hightened. After Mahomes, Watson, Luck, and Rodgers went to teams ahead of me, Wilson was the only quarterback left in my second tier. I'll probably be pretty patient at QB2 and QB3, but I really like Wilson's floor and ceiling. I do have concerns about Wilson potentially experiencing TD Rate regression -- last year's 8.2% mark was the highest of his career -- but Wilson entered the league as an outlier and has remained one, and he has never finished below QB11 in cumulative scoring.”

4.03 – Bob Harris – Adam Thielen, WR Minnesota Vikings

4.04 – Mike Clay  - Cam Newton, QB Carolina Panthers

4.05 – Jeff Ratcliffe – Drew Brees, QB New Orleans Saints

4.06 – Sigmund Bloom – Devonta Freeman, RB Atlanta Falcons

4.07 – Liz Loza – Carson Wentz, QB Philadelphia Eagles

4.08 – Matt Harmon – Marlon Mark, RB Indianapolis Colts

4.09 – Matthew Berry –Evan Engram, TE New York Giants

4.10 – John Paulsen – Damien Williams, RB Kansas City Chiefs

4.11 – Dr Roto – Derrick Henry, RB Tennessee Titans

4.12 – Jim Day – David Montgomery, RB Chicago Bears


I am not a fan of drafting first overall and never have been. Such a long time between picks and if you get caught on the tail end of a run, you could be looking at Ryan Fitzpatrick as one of your starting QBs. My strategy if I do get stuck on one of the ends of a draft is to make sure I am always the one starting the runs. Sometimes my picks might seem a little early, but there is a strategy behind every selection.

Through the first two rounds, only one QB was taken. After I took Andrew Luck at 3.01, eight more QBs were drafted by the end of Round 4. If I hadn't taken Luck where I did then I would have lost 2 tiers of QBs before I could take one.

Always lead the charge! Don't follow the herd.

A couple of the picks I really like in these two rounds are Sigmund Bloom's pick of Josh Jacobs and John Paulsen's pick of Damien Williams. For Sigmund, one of the things I have always liked is that when he talks up a player, he always follows that up in drafts. He has said all offseason that he loves Kelce in the first round, even in 1 TE drafts without premium TE-scoring and he did take Kelce in the first in this one. He has also been all over Jacobs and he was able to steal him (that's right I said steal you dirty thief) here in the third round.

A lot of people are hesitant about John's pick and with good reason, there is just not a lot of history there. Personally, I think Williams is going to be a stud in that offense, but they did bring in Carlos Hyde, (another back I still like) and they have some good young kids there too. I still believe in Damien Williams. He never really got the shot before, but now the job is his to lose and I don't think he does unless he gets hurt.

The one pick I don't love is Mike Clay's pick of Leonard Fournette. Nothing to do with Mike, but I am just not a Fournette fan. I know he has skills, but when you combine his injury problems with his idiocy problems, I just always seem to go in another direction when he is there ready to be picked.

Which of the picks above do you love? Which do you hate? Make a comment on twitter or facebook and use the hashtag #2QBFF and let everyone know what you think!

 

Coming soon Rounds 5 and 6…

 


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