Taking a look at 10 players whose fantasy football stock is rising after the 2019 NFL Draft finished up.
Many have discussed and written about the winners and losers from this year’s NFL Draft, both from an individual player perspective as well as from a team perspective. Here we are going to look at the NFL Draft as a whole and examine what players are the biggest winners, specifically for fantasy football.
This list is not about rookies, although certainly the rookies drafted (or in some cases not drafted) play a large part in who made this list. This is about the overarching picture, and whose stock has an arrow pointing up as a result of the draft. Let’s jump in to the first winner.
Winner No. 1: Jimmy Garoppolo
Garoppolo was already in a great position to be successful this year. Kyle Shanahan is an innovative offensive mind and knows how to help quarterbacks succeed, and the 49ers paid Garoppolo a pile of money so they are invested in helping him however they can. He already had an impressive young wide receiver in Dante Pettis and one of the best young tight ends in the game in George Kittle. In free agency they also added Tevin Coleman to an already deep stable of running backs.
On top of all that, the 49ers went out and drafted several key pieces to help the offense. In the second round they got one of the top rookie wide receivers to pair with Pettis, Deebo Samuel. He should be dynamic in this offense and should do what they envisioned Pierre Garcon doing, working the slot as well as the outside with his quickness and good route running.
Then they drafted Jaylen Hurd in the third round, who should serve as an offensive weapon in a variety of ways, perhaps in a similar vein to Cordarelle Patterson. And they also drafted a developmental tight end and tackle.
Garoppolo has all he needs to be a top 10 fantasy football quarterback this year.