Dalvin Cook (RB-Min) fell to the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft to the Minnesota Vikings.

Dalvin Cook (RB-Min) fell to the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft to the Minnesota Vikings.

Round 1 was fun, but where a lot of teams make their team better is rounds 2 and 3. Here are the fantasy-relevant players from the second and third rounds.

Round 2

Zay Jones (WR, ECU) to the Buffalo Bills – They needed to add a wide receiver to help Sammy Watkins. Some scouts have Jones as the best in this draft. He’s a flier in re-drafts, and a late first rounder in rookie drafts

Chris Samuel (RB/WR, OSU) to the Carolina Panthers – He’s basically the same type of player as Christian McCaffrey. He’s a speculative add in re-drafts, and a 2nd rounder in rookie drafts.

Dalvin Cook (RB, FSU) to the Minnesota Vikings – Cook should have been a first round pick, but because of a shoulder issue and character concerns, he fell to the Vikings in round 2. He’s a 5th round pick in re-draft and a top 4 pick in rookie drafts.

Gerald Everett (TE, South Alabama) to the LA Rams – He should develop to help Jared Goff, but isn’t anywhere near fantasy relevant.

Adam Sheheen (TE, Ashland) to the Chicago Bears – The Bears drafted a potential franchise QB in the first round and drafted a TE that should be there for a long time in the second. Not fantasy relevant.

Joe Mixon (RB, OU) to the Cincinnati Bengals – Mixon has a lot of baggage, and some people won’t draft him because of that, if you are not in that group, he should be drafted in the 6th or 7th round in re-drafts and a top 5 pick in rookie drafts.

DeShone Kizer (QB, ND) to the Cleveland Browns – The Browns did some things in this draft, and Kizer in the second was one of them. He has no relevance in 2017 but should be a low 1st or high 2nd in rookie drafts.

JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR, USC) to the Pittsburgh Steelers – The Steelers like to add WRs to help Big Ben, and Smith-Schuster is one of them. With Martavius Bryant back, Smith-Schuster will have to battle Sammy Coates for playing time. He is undraftable in re-drafts and a late second in rookie drafts.

D'Onta Foreman (RB-Hou) was the Houston Texans' third round draft pick.

D'Onta Foreman (RB-Hou) was the Houston Texans' third round draft pick.

Round 3

Alvin Kamara (RB, Tenn) to the NO Saints – He's going to play the pass-catcher role in NO and is a flier in both re-drafts and the rookie draft.

Cooper Kupp (WR, EWU) to the LA Rams – Immediately, he is the slot receiver in LA. He helps Goff, but that shouldn’t be reason to draft him.

Taywan Taylor (WR, WKU) to the Tennessee Titans – Should fight for slot work, as of now, not a fantasy option.

ArDarius Stewart (WR, Ala) to the NY Jets – The Jets always need playmakers, and he should fit into the WR fold somewhere.

Carlos Henderson (WR, LTU) to the Denver Broncos – A lot of buzz for Henderson before the draft. This could be a good fit if Denver ever gets the QB situation fixed.

Chris Godwin (WR, PSU) to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Another weapon for Winston, but there is a log jam for snaps. Some people had Godwin as the 3rd best WR in the draft.

Kareem Hunt (RB, Toledo) to the KC Chiefs – Should be fighting for carries immediately, and should be drafted as a handcuff to Spencer Ware and late first, early second in rookie drafts.

Davis Webb (QB, Cal) to the NY Giants – Webb starts as the 3rd string QB in NY. No fantasy relevance .

D’Onta Foreman (RB, Texas) to the Houston Texans – Could have a ton of value if Lamar Miller goes down. He should be Millers handcuff and taken in the second round of the rookie draft.

Kenny Golladay (WR, NIU) to the Detroit Lions – Big and fast, but there’s a lot of WRs in Detroit.

Chad Williams (WR, Gramb) to the Arizona Cardinals – Talented kid, but he has a lot of players to beat out for snaps.

Jonnu Smith (TE, FIU) to the Tennessee Titans – Could be relevant immediately in 2 TE sets, and he could look a lot like his TE mate, Delanie Walker.

C.J. Beathard (QB, Iowa) to the SF 49ers – He's a 3rd string, stop gap backup until Kirk Cousins comes to town.

James Conner (RB, Pitt) to the Pittsburgh Steelers – Bell gets hurt every year; Conner could be the handcuff, which gives him top-10 round value in re-drafts and second round rookie draft value.

Amara Darboh (WR, Mich) to the Seattle Seahawks – Seattle has some guys at the position, but don’t count out Darboh to push himself into some snaps.


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