Over the last few weeks, Zach Brunner (@FantasyFlurry), Trevor Land (@TrevorLand2) and myself (@LukeReim) have been analyzing the relevant players on each NFL team to give you the top fantasy football draft values. We gave you the tools that you need to help you understand each division.
Much of our conversation revolved around fantasy football draft value, leading to us giving a candidate for the value pick on each team. Be sure to rewatch all of our streams about this and other fantasy-relevant topics on our YouTube page. Like and Subscribe, of course.
We looked at one of the most interesting divisions in the league today with the NFC North. Guys like Amon-Ra St. Brown and Justin Jefferson are going to be the best fantasy players in that division, but we are looking at those solid players, who for whatever reason are not being drafted high. On that note, let’s get into it.
Best NFC North Fantasy Football Values
Green Bay Packers – Romeo Doubs Fantasy Football Draft Value
The Romeo Doubs fantasy football draft value is currently sitting at WR60, which is 148th overall. That means that Doubs is going near the end of drafts. While yes, the Packers lost Aaron Rodgers in the offseason, the football community has already deemed Christian Watson as the best WR in this offense. Watson’s break-out to the league didn’t come until Doubs was injured last season. With both currently healthy, I think Doubs has just as high of a ceiling this year as Watson.
Watson is going as 64th overall. Given Watson’s best skill is his speed, it seems likely that defenses will employ a two-safety look to Jordan Love. I would guess that much of this Packers’ offense revolves around quick-hitting passes. This is something that fits Doubs’ play style a little better than Watson’s.
Getting a possible number-one receiver on an offense at WR60 is worth the pick right now. Romeo Doubs has to be involved in this offense in order for Green Bay to succeed. With how much the front office has invested in Love and the young receivers, there needs to be production in Green Bay this year.
Chicago Bears – Darnell Mooney Fantasy Football Draft Value
Darnell Mooney is being drafted two WR spots ahead of Doubs, at WR58. Throughout his career in Chicago, Mooney saw a lot of the top coverage from opposing corners. This year, with the addition of D.J. Moore, it’s likely that Mooney gets an easier matchup. Moore has now moved to a worse quarterback situation than he had in Carolina, so I don’t know how much you can trust his production. It seems logical that in a jam, Justin Fields does not throw at a top-tier corner and rather to Mooney, who is good enough to beat secondary coverage.
At WR58, Darnell Mooney is probably being drafted as a WR6 or WR7. That is incredible value for someone who is a little better play from Justin Fields away from being a fringe flex guy.
Detroit Lions – Marvin Jones Fantasy Football Draft Value
Marvin Jones Jr. is currently being drafted at WR96 or 297th overall. Realistically, Jones is not getting drafted. With the suspension of Jameson Williams, Jones is the WR2 behind Amon-Ra St. Brown. The WR2 in the seventh-best passing offense last year, in terms of yards, is going undrafted right now. Other than his last season in Jacksonville, every season he has played 16 games Jones has recorded at least 800 yards. It is realistic to believe that Jones finishes the season with 800+ yards and six scores this year. Jones is a sure-handed safe target – something that nobody loves more than Jared Goff.
Minnesota Vikings – Kirk Cousins Fantasy Football Draft Value
Kirk Cousins is currently being drafted at QB12, which is 100th overall. Last season, Cousins finished as QB7. This year, while he is down Dalvin Cook and Adam Thielen, Cousins has another season of Justin Jefferson, another season of T.J. Hockenson and a new weapon with Jordan Addison. With a revamped offense, Cousins should see yet another solid fantasy campaign.
Cousins has proved that he is a steady QB this is a high-floor, low-ceiling option. He is a player that you plug into your lineup and don’t have to worry about. If you miss out on a Mahomes, Burrow, Hurts, Allen, Herbert or Jackson, I think that you can build a solid corps in your RBs and WRs and top it all off with Cousins.