Bolt Beat had a fantasy football draft, and unsurprisingly, many Chargers players were over-drafted. Who got the best or worst value?
With the 2019 regular season approaching, Bolt Beat decided to create a fantasy football league and draft on Saturday night. There are always a number of questions and risks to consider when drafting fantasy football teams, but one in particular was certainly going to come up: How long will it take a staff of Chargers fans to draft Chargers players?
Well, unsurprisingly, many of them were drafted…early. Here are the results for those Chargers players (14-team PPR league, 15 rounds):
- Keenan Allen: 12th pick, first round
- Austin Ekeler: Fifth pick, fourth round
- Hunter Henry: Sixth pick, fourth round
- Mike Williams: 13th pick, fourth round
- Melvin Gordon: Fourth pick, fifth round
- Philip Rivers: Sixth pick, sixth round
- Justin Jackson: Third pick, ninth round
- Michael Badgley: 12th pick, ninth round
- Chargers Defense: 14th pick, ninth round
Bad picks? Good picks?
There’s certainly a few unexpected early picks there. Allen in the first round is certainly early, particularly with names like James Conner, Nick Chubb, and Tyreek Hill on the board. But the one that stands out the most (from the same fantasy team no less) is Badgley in the ninth round, which ended up being the first kicker off the board. There’s no doubt he’ll put up points working with one of the best offenses in the league lacking their bigger running back for red zone touchdowns, but in the ninth round of a 15-round draft is certainly early. But hey, in a group of Chargers fans, what did anyone expect? Sometimes you just have to get your guy.