The FSTA draft took place Tuesday afternoon in Minneapolis. It’s a 14-team, full PPR, 1-QB, 2-RB, 3-WR, 1-FLX, 1-TE, 1-K and 1-D. I drew the ninth pick. Here are the results:
1.9 Odell Beckham – I knew I’d probably be choosing between Beckham and Kareem Hunt. No wrong answer there, but I’m a big Beckham fan and think he could have a career year in Pat Shurmur’s system.
2.6 Mike Evans – I considered Devonta Freeman and Doug Baldwin, but am worried about Freeman’s concussion history and think the 6-5 Evans has more upside than the 5-10 Baldwin.
3.9 T.Y. Hilton – If Andrew Luck really is healthy, Hilton should be a second-round pick. He has little competition for targets on this team.
4.6 Mark Ingram – I was set to take Kenyan Drake here, but changed my mind at the last second. Ingram would be a second-rounder if he weren’t suspended, and I’ll have him for the fantasy playoffs.
5.9 Tarik Cohen – In full PPR, he should have a lot of value on a team without many receiving options. Almost like a WR with 80-100 carries.
6.6 Chris Hogan – A nice hedge to Ingram as Hogan will peak during the season’s first four weeks with Julian Edelman out and offset some of the lost RB production.
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7.9 Aaron Jones – Our projections have him splitting carries with Jamaal Williams, but there’s a chance he wins the starting job outright, and he’s the better receiver.
8.6 Delanie Walker – Quite possibly the Titans’ top target.
9.9 George Kittle – Second-year TE with good athleticism should have a significant role.
10.6 Jimmy Garoppolo – Should only get better in Year 2 with Kyle Shanahan.
11.9 Chris Godwin – Impressive rookie year, should have a bigger role in 2018.
12.6 Rams Defense – Loaded unit playing in a weak division.
13.9 Justin Tucker – GOAT, and league scores 50-yarders as five points.
14.6 Jordan Matthews – Could win a significant role in camp.
15.9 Terrance West – Could have Mark Ingram role for four weeks.
16.6 Lamar Jackson – Would be a monster due to his rushing ability should he ever get the job.
Roster By Position:
QB: Jimmy Garoppolo
RB: Mark Ingram/Tarik Cohen
WR: Odell Beckham/Mike Evans/T.Y. Hilton
FLEX: Chris Hogan
TE: Delanie Walker
K: Justin Tucker
B: Aaron Jones/George Kittle/Chris Godwin/Jordan Matthews/Terrance West/Lamar Jackson