Least-Favorite Player to Draft in Round 3

The Footballguys staff lists the player they least-like drafting in the third round

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We got together with the Footballguys staff members and asked a simple question: Which player -- generally taken in the third round -- do you least-like having on your team?

Here are their answers.

Jason Wood

My least favorite is easily Leonard Fournette. He's massively overrated this year because fantasy owners assume Year N+1 matches Year N (with better health). Fournette has been on thin ice in Jacksonville for years, remember they pulled his guaranteed money a season or two ago because of off-field issues. The Jaguars may not admit it publicly, but they're in full-on tanking mode readying to build around either Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields. I don't think this offense is going to move the ball consistently, and the last thing I want is to build my fantasy roster around a running back who needs a heavy workload who plays for a bottom decile offense. Hard pass.

Jeff Tefertiller

Three veteran running backs are priced too high. Fournette, Bell, and Gurley are far too risky compared to their counterparts at other positions. Fournette will only be worth this draft capital if he gets several receptions per game like last year. This appears doubtful with Chris Thompson now paired back up with Jay Gruden. Bell languished in a poor offense behind a bad offensive line in 2019 and not enough has changed to expect improvement. Gurley has knee issues and will only be worth this draft price if he gets more redzone carries than the Falcons usually give their tailbacks. All three are auto-rejects for my fantasy teams at this price.

Chad Parsons

Overall, I like more of the values here in Round 3 than Round 2 and generally can make good arguments for most of the players as quality selections. With that approach, I would highlight Kenny Golladay as the player I would not take in Round 3 by comparison. Marvin Jones Jr, T.J. Hockenson, and now D'Andre Swift in the backfield represent substantial competition for targets and Golladay is on the touchdown rate regression hotlist from 2019 who I expect to fade down in the category (and not offset with a strong uptick in targets).

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