2019 Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft Round 4

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


 

With the first three rounds posted, today we move into round four. At this point the picks are all about the possibility of opportunities, as opposed to drafting based on talent. I'm not saying some of these picks aren't talented, but more that they are not talented enough to truly stand out on their own. Heck most people feel that way about most of the skill players in this year's NFL draft, but it does start to get really evident at this point in the mock.

Hopefully these picks and the commentary by the drafters will help you get some insight when you get ready to do your rookie drafts. Ultimately it is what we are all trying to do for you.
 

Here are the drafters for this mock.

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

 

4.01 Riley Ridley WR Chicago Bears - Frank

Riley Ridley, younger brother of Calvin Ridley, did not have nearly the same hype coming out of Georgia but he's a talented player, nonetheless. An above average route runner with strong hands and decent size, Ridley has long term potential in the Bears' offense. It won't happen right away with Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller higher in the pecking order but I'm trusting the talent of Ridley and creativity of Matt Nagy. 

4.02 Drew Sample TE Cincinnati Bengals – Andy

It's no secret how deep and talented this year's crop of Tight Ends is. Drew Sample is one of the best blockers in this class and is a much better receiver than his college production would indicate. I think he lands in a very favorable situation, given how the Bengals have used the TE in the past, and the injury history of Tyler Eifert. There is no pressure to deliver from day one, and new HC Zac Taylor can groom him into his system. 

4.03 Benny Snell RB Pittsburgh Steelers – Joe G

Snell has a nose for the end zone, having scored 48 TDs in three seasons at Kentucky. James Conner is locked in as the Steelers starting RB but he seemed to wear down as 2018 progressed, averaging less than 13 carries per game over the last five weeks of the regular season. Snell was a workhorse back in college, averaging just over 245 carries per season in his three-year career. Snell should be ready to assume bell cow back duties should the need arise.

4.04 Devine Ozigbo RB New Orleans Saints – Joe P

The Saints have a good track record with undrafted RB's and although Latavius Murray is earmarked to slide into some of the Mark Ingram workload left behind, Ozigbo has potential to take that over in two years.

4.05 Dexter Williams RB Green Bay Packers - Jim

Williams stepped into a major role with Notre Dame in 2018 and in eight starts he accumulated 995 yards and 12 touchdowns even though he missed the first month of the season with an unknown suspension. He does have some off-field issues, but if he gets the chance, he could be a 3-down back.

4.06 Preston Williams WR Miami Dolphins - Sigmund

Williams fell out of the draft because of a poor workout and character concerns, but he is a monster at the catch point and landed in an organization with a new regime and eye towards the future, not to mention a wide receiver depth chart that shouldn't be hard to crack.

4.07 Trayveon Williams RB Cincinnati Bengals - Mike

Joe Mixon is the clear top back in Cincy but long-time Bengal Gio Bernard is in the final year of his deal (sensing a theme from me?). Williams had a solid combine after a fantastic season in College Station; I honestly thought he would be drafted earlier. But I see limited touches in 2019 with a chance to spell Mixon in 2020 and be a primary handcuff for dynasty leagues.

4.08 Tony Pollard RB Dallas Cowboys – Corey

The Cowboys envision using Pollard as an Alvin Kamara type player. In 40 games at the University of Memphis Pollard had close to 1,300 receiving yards. It will be hard to get on the field behind Zeke but Pollard will make a splash as a special teams player early in his career. 

4.09 Hunter Renfrow WR Oakland Raiders = Bob L

These last three picks are only for dynasty/keeper leagues. Renfrow is an excellent slot receiver out of Clemson. He'll be a great asset for Derek Carr on third down. Fantasy value may end up better than expected.

4.10 Josh Oliver TE Jacksonville Jaguars - Shane

People are talking up Hockenson, Fant, and Sternberger, but Josh Oliver should be right there. First, the need is there. The Jaguars are barren at the WR spot. Second, Oliver is a talented TE with a ton of receiving production and athletic upside. Had he gone to a bigger school (San Jose State doesn't bring in the viewers,) he would have been a bigger name in the draftnik and Fantasy communities. As with any TE, patience is key in dynasty, but Oliver could pay huge dividends for little investment.

4.11 Karan Higdon RB Houston Texans - Dwain

Higdon began the draft process with a fifth to sixth round grade from many experts, but the former Michigan Wolverine went undrafted (possibly due to medical concerns over recent surgery). He is an intriguing option landing with the Houston Texans as an UDFA. Lamar Miller is the incumbent but behind him, the door is wide open for competition. De'onta Foreman is still an unknown after extremely limited work last season after rupturing his Achilles in the late 2017 season. Higdon just needs to make the team or hang on to a practice squad spot to start the season.

4.12 Daniel Jones QB New York Giants – Bob H

The Giants took people by surprise when they selected Daniel Jones with the sixth overall pick in April's draft, but the surprise was about where in the draft that they took him rather than that they were interested in him at all. Comparisons were drawn between Jones and incumbent starter Eli Manning because of their shared connection to Duke head coach David Cutcliffe. Jones will now get to continue molding his game alongside Manning. How long Jones will be the student remains an open question making him a long-term investment.

 

To me Daniel Jones is a tricky pick in a rookie draft. One day the team is saying that Daniel Jones will sit behind Eli Manning for 3 years, which if a reality makes him basically worthless in a rookie draft. But then the team turns around and says that they feel Jones can start Week 1. Personally I think it will be something in the middle with the definite possibility of him getting some playing time in year one, but then possibly starting in year two.

Once again six RBs go off the board in this round as everyone tries to catch lightning in a bottle and grab a late rounder who turns into the next Phillip Lindsay. Dexter Williams and Benny Snell may have the best shot, but only time will tell.

Come back on Friday as we release Rounds 5 and 6.



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