Fantasy Football Calculator's Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft, Round 2 Review

By Patrick Whelan, March 22, 2018
Christian Kirk Texas A&M

Round Two of our Dynasty draft didn't have many surprises, but offered up some decent value later in the draft. It also spoke to the uncertainty over quarterback options. Where they fall in dynasty drafts this year will probably be a crap shoot.

It started with a run on wide receivers, making it four straight picks from that position after four in the previous 12 picks. Equanimeous St. Brown and Michael Gallup have upside, but I think Joe got the best of the bunch with Christian Kirk with the 15th pick in the draft.

This was followed by a run on third and fourth tier running backs. I think Mark Walton is interesting, if he comes back at full strength from his ankle injury this could be a steal. But, I think the value at the back was pretty good with Hines and Ballage.

We finally got our first quarterback at pick 21, with Baker Mayfield being the lucky winner. People have favorites, but the top 4 pro style QBs is murky, and Lamar Jackson is a wildcard. That doesn't mean quarterback desperate teams in your league won't reach, but as we are starting fresh, there's not a ton of urgency to buy into any of them.

Best Value: Christian Kirk, pick #15

I'm a big believer in Anthony Miller, but he fell where he has typically fallen in mock drafts, so it's not necessarily a steal. I think the best value was Joe's pick at 15. He has to be happy with a Kerryon Johnson/Christian Kirk combo from the 10th pick slot. Kirk was a monster in college and despite his smaller stature can simply go get it. I've seen him go as early as WR#1, and his film reminded me a lot of Steve Smith (the good one.)

Biggest Reach: John Kelly, pick #16

Yes, that's right, I'm choosing my own pick. Full disclosure, I hadn't finished my running back film watch and while Kelly has been getting some buzz lately, I wasn't in love with his game. I think I would have been better served taking a QB or a different running back. After watching both Nyheim Hines and Ito Smith's film, I think they can offer better value with a Tarik Cohen type PPR floor.

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