The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft was definitely a fun one to watch, track and speculate on. There were plenty of fantasy relevant players that went to fun places. Here they are:
Mitchell Trubisky (QB, NC) to the Chicago Bears: There isn't much, if any, fantasy impact for Trubisky in 2017. In dynasty leagues, the quarterback position is always a crap shoot. He's not my favorite of this class.
Leonard Fournette (RB, LSU) to the Jacksonville Jaguars: Fournette will be in the 3rd/4th round range in redrafts and should be the 1st or 2nd pick in rookie drafts.
Corey Davis (WR, WMU) to the Tennessee Titans: Marcus Mariota needs more weapons on offense, and if Davis can stay healthy, he is just that. Davis is ultra-talented and can be the #1 wide receiver Tennessee has needed for a long while. He's a round 7/8 pick in redraft and top 5/6 pick in rookie drafts. Around the same place you chose Kevin White a couple of years ago.
Mike Williams (WR, Clem) to the Los Angeles Chargers: Instant impact player with the Chargers. He should go ahead of Davis is redraft leagues but could slip behind him in rookie drafts. Davis has more long term upside, but Williams has the more pass-happy offense and QB with the better track record.
Christian McCaffrey (RB, Stam) to the Carolina Panthers: Great fit for any team, but Carolina wants to run the ball, a lot. He is the 1/2 pick in a rookie draft, unless its PPR, in which case he's first with a bullet. He's a 4/5 rounder in standard, and 3/4 in PPR in a redraft.
John Ross (WR, Was) to the Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals needed to add some weapons after the mass exodus of last year. Ross is a burner and will help sway coverage away from A.J. Green. This is a classic better-in-real-life than in fantasy type of move. Ross is a late round flier in redraft and a later first rounder in rookie drafts.
Patrick Mahomes (QB, TTU) to the Kansas City Chiefs: Mahomes has no 2017 fantasy appeal. He has the most variance of any QB in this draft. He will be either the best QB or won't have his 5th year option picked up by the Chiefs. He will be drafted in rookie drafts, but could also be dropped by week 3 in fantasy.
Deshaun Watson (QB, Clem) to the Houston Texans: Watson is easily the most relevant QB for fantasy in 2017. He is also my favorite, especially with his landing spot. Watson, in my opinion, will win the starting QB job going into the season. He will have growing pains, but he will have a stat line a lot like Marcus Mariota did his rookie year, with a few more INTs. He is the only QB I would take a flier on in redrafts, and should be the first QB taken in rookie drafts.
O.J. Howard (TE, Ala) to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: There might not be a better spot for Howard to have landed. Jameis Winston throws to his tight ends, and Howard is better than anything Winston has even had at the position. TEs usually take a little while to develop, however, Howard could be a pro bowler his rookie year. Howard is a top-12 fantasy TE, and should be drafted in the range your taking your starting TE, outside of the elite at the position. Howard should be drafted with the WRs, if not before, in rookie drafts.
Evan Engram (TE, Ole Miss) to the New York Giants: If Howard went to the perfect place, Engram might have gone to the second. Great offense, good QB, and a team that has made an effort to throw to the TE. Engram is a late-round flier in redrafts and should be taken at the end of the first, early in the second in a rookie draft.
David Njoku (TE, Mia) to the Cleveland Browns: There are some that think he was the best pass-catching TE in this class. I would take Njoku before Engram, but that's because I think he has more of a floor and just as high of a ceiling. Given, it is the Browns, but he should be taken in the same range as Engram.
The second and third round is tonight, enjoy!