My FSTA Draft

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

D: Rams

B: Aaron Jones/George Kittle/Chris Godwin/Jordan Matthews/Terrance West/Lamar Jackson