Top Fantasy Football Draft Picks for 2018
If you’ve been doing your research in the offseason in preparation for Fantasy Football, you know that there are some up and coming stars in the NFL this year. We compiled a list of our must-have picks this year in each position. You probably won’t be able to snag every single player on our list, but make sure to plan out your draft strategically so you can grab as many players in the top 20 as possible.
Russell Wilson – QB
He was the highest scoring fantasy quarterback last year, and he will likely be close to that spot again this year. The reason we have our eye on Wilson is not just because of past performance, but because of Seattle’s defensive position. Their defense is not looking as hot as it was three years ago. Seattle will likely be giving up a lot of points this season, and because of that Wilson is going to be throwing the ball quite a bit. Unable to find an open receiver, he is prone to rushing and will likely walk in a couple TDs this year.
Dalvin Cook – RB
The running back from Minnesota has many people scared to draft because he’s coming off of an ACL tear from last season. However, he’s looking healthy and performing great in the offseason. Players come back from ACL injuries and put up great numbers every year in the NFL, and we think Cook is going to be touching the ball a lot this season. Minnesota’s defense is elite tier, and they aren’t going to allow many points per game. Because of this, they’re going to be running the clock a lot on the offensive side. This means lots of opportunities for Cook to make plays.
Doug Baldwin – WR
If you’re unable to snag Wilson at the QB spot, everything we said about him applies to Baldwin in the wide receiver position. Baldwin is Seattle’s best receiver by far, and if Wilson is throwing a lot each game, Baldwin will be getting a lot of reception opportunities. Baldwin will probably go sometime in the second round, but he may be available to you in the third depending on how things are going. If he’s still around by pick three, he’s a surefire pick.
Kyle Rudolph – TE
Tight ends are the hardest position to talk about in fantasy football because of how unpredictable they can be. Minnesota’s quarterback Kirk Cousins is known to utilize the tight end position quite a bit when passing. Rudolph has put up 15 touchdowns in the last two seasons, and we predict he’ll be able to match that, if not beat it, this season.
Golden Tate – WR
If you’re looking for an extra receiver late in the draft, we think Tate is a great option. He’s currently ranked the #23 receiver for fantasy, which may not seem like much to get excited about. Tate doesn’t have breakaway games, but what he does have is consistency. You can count on Tate to get a 90 reception this season just as he does every year. Over the course of the season, he’s sure to get you as many points as you can hope for in a late round draft pick.