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Dynasty Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Travis Etienne and Michael Pittman continue surge

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Two steady risers this offseason have been Travis Etienne and Michael Pittman. While the rise has been more pronounced in redraft, it's been there in Dynasty as well. In my own rankings they both ranked 20th at their position back in February, Pittman now sits at WR15 while Etienne is at RB16. In our most recent Dynasty startup mock they both went even higher than I have them ranked, back-to-back at picks 27 and 28 overall.

Etienne's rise is more obviously explained. He's looked good at OTAs and appears to be 100% following last year's foot surgery. His backfield mate, James Robinson, is still expected to start training camp on the PUP list and is uncertain for Week 1. The 23-year-old Etienne is just a year removed from being a first round pick in the NFL draft and a consensus top-six pick in rookie-only drafts. A good month to start the season could move him into my top-12 in Dynasty. 

Pittman gained a quarterback upgrade in Matt Ryan. But, for me at least, his rise has been more about coming to terms with his current situation and upside. He topped 1,000 yards and earned 129 targets on a team that only threw 521 passes. Zach Pascal was second on the team with 69 targets and the Colts brought in no one who should impact Pittman's target share. If Ryan helps him earn a slight efficiency bump and Frank Reich calls more pass plays due to trusting Ryan more, we could see a top 10 redraft season from Pittman at age 25. There aren't more than a handful of wide receivers who are out of his reach in Dynasty if he hits his upside this year.

So yes, Etienne and Pittman early in Round 3 is just a little earlier than I feel comfortable with today. But their arrows are pointing up and they could easily climb into Round 2 by October.

The analysts who participated in this mock are:

Donkey Teeth, Razzball

Jack Capotorto, CBS Sports

Marco Enriquez, Dynasty Nerds

Jamey Eisenberg, CBS Sports

Mike Valverde, Football Absurdity

Heath Cummings, CBS Sports

Dan Schneier, CBS Sports

Mike Faiella, Dynasty League Football

Dave Richard, CBS Sports

Chris Towers, CBS Sports

Shane Swager, Rookie Fever

Alfredo Brown, Footballguys

And here are the results: 

Round By Round
Round 1
PosTeamPlayer
1Donkey Teeth - RazzballJ. TaylorRB IND
2Jack CapotortoJ. ChaseWR CIN
3Marco EnriquezJ. JeffersonWR MIN
4Jamey EisenbergN. HarrisRB PIT
5Mike ValverdeC. McCaffreyRB CAR
6Heath CummingsC. LambWR DAL
7Dan SchneierC. KuppWR LAR
8Mike FaiellaD. SwiftRB DET
9Dave RichardA. BrownWR PHI
10Chris TowersK. PittsTE ATL
11Shane SwagerA. JonesRB GB
12Alfredo BrownJ. WilliamsRB DEN
Round 2
PosTeamPlayer
13Alfredo BrownJ. MixonRB CIN
14Shane SwagerS. BarkleyRB NYG
15Chris TowersB. HallRB NYJ
16Dave RichardA. EkelerRB LAC
17Mike FaiellaT. HigginsWR CIN
18Dan SchneierD. AdamsWR LV
19Heath CummingsJ. WaddleWR MIA
20Mike ValverdeD. SamuelWR SF
21Jamey EisenbergS. DiggsWR BUF
22Marco EnriquezM. AndrewsTE BAL
23Jack CapotortoA. KamaraRB NO
24Donkey Teeth - RazzballD. MetcalfWR SEA
Round 3
PosTeamPlayer
25Donkey Teeth - RazzballD. CookRB MIN
26Jack CapotortoC. AkersRB LAR
27Marco EnriquezT. EtienneRB JAC
28Jamey EisenbergM. PittmanWR IND
29Mike ValverdeT. HillWR MIA
30Heath CummingsD. MooreWR CAR
31Dan SchneierD. HenryRB TEN
32Mike FaiellaD. JohnsonWR PIT
33Dave RichardC. GodwinWR TB
34Chris TowersD. LondonWR ATL
35Shane SwagerJ. DobbinsRB BAL
36Alfredo BrownK. Walker IIIRB SEA
Round 4
PosTeamPlayer
37Alfredo BrownJ. AllenQB BUF
38Shane SwagerJ. WilliamsWR DET
39Chris TowersP. MahomesQB KC
40Dave RichardT. KelceTE KC
41Mike FaiellaT. McLaurinWR WAS
42Dan SchneierK. AllenWR LAC
43Heath CummingsN. ChubbRB CLE
44Mike ValverdeT. BurksWR TEN
45Jamey EisenbergM. EvansWR TB
46Marco EnriquezA. GibsonRB WAS
47Jack CapotortoJ. JeudyWR DEN
48Donkey Teeth - RazzballM. WilliamsWR LAC
Round 5
PosTeamPlayer
49Donkey Teeth - RazzballJ. HerbertQB LAC
50Jack CapotortoG. DavisWR BUF
51Marco EnriquezM. BrownWR ARI
52Jamey EisenbergR. BatemanWR BAL
53Mike ValverdeD. MontgomeryRB CHI
54Heath CummingsG. WilsonWR NYJ
55Dan SchneierL. FournetteRB TB
56Mike FaiellaE. ElliottRB DAL
57Dave RichardA. DillonRB GB
58Chris TowersC. OlaveWR NO
59Shane SwagerE. MooreWR NYJ
60Alfredo BrownC. SuttonWR DEN
Round 6
PosTeamPlayer
61Alfredo BrownA. CooperWR CLE
62Shane SwagerB. AiyukWR SF
63Chris TowersD. SmithWR PHI
64Dave RichardL. JacksonQB BAL
65Mike FaiellaA. RobinsonWR LAR
66Dan SchneierD. MooneyWR CHI
67Heath CummingsK. MurrayQB ARI
68Mike ValverdeJ. BurrowQB CIN
69Jamey EisenbergJ. ConnerRB ARI
70Marco EnriquezB. CooksWR HOU
71Jack CapotortoA. St. BrownWR DET
72Donkey Teeth - RazzballG. KittleTE SF
Round 7
PosTeamPlayer
73Donkey Teeth - RazzballD. HopkinsWR ARI
74Jack CapotortoC. Edwards-HelaireRB KC
75Marco EnriquezJ. FieldsQB CHI
76Jamey EisenbergD. WallerTE LV
77Mike ValverdeD. SchultzTE DAL
78Heath CummingsJ. JacobsRB LV
79Dan SchneierD. GoedertTE PHI
80Mike FaiellaE. MitchellRB SF
81Dave RichardM. ThomasWR NO
82Chris TowersJ. Smith-SchusterWR KC
83Shane SwagerT. HockensonTE DET
84Alfredo BrownH. RenfrowWR LV
Round 8
PosTeamPlayer
85Alfredo BrownS. MooreWR KC
86Shane SwagerJ. DotsonWR WAS
87Chris TowersM. SandersRB PHI
88Dave RichardD. SingletaryRB BUF
89Mike FaiellaD. PrescottQB DAL
90Dan SchneierK. ToneyWR NYG
91Heath CummingsJ. CookRB BUF
92Mike ValverdeM. GallupWR DAL
93Jamey EisenbergJ. HurtsQB PHI
94Marco EnriquezC. KmetTE CHI
95Jack CapotortoT. PollardRB DAL
96Donkey Teeth - RazzballG. PickensWR PIT
Round 9
PosTeamPlayer
97Donkey Teeth - RazzballR. WhiteRB TB
98Jack CapotortoD. WatsonQB CLE
99Marco EnriquezI. SpillerRB LAC
100Jamey EisenbergC. EdmondsRB MIA
101Mike ValverdeD. PierceRB HOU
102Heath CummingsC. WatsonWR GB
103Dan SchneierT. LanceQB SF
104Mike FaiellaP. FreiermuthTE PIT
105Dave RichardR. GageWR TB
106Chris TowersR. WoodsWR TEN
107Shane SwagerD. HarrisRB NE
108Alfredo BrownC. KirkWR JAC
Round 10
PosTeamPlayer
109Alfredo BrownT. AllgeierRB ATL
110Shane SwagerK. HuntRB CLE
111Chris TowersT. LockettWR SEA
112Dave RichardR. PennyRB SEA
113Mike FaiellaR. StevensonRB NE
114Dan SchneierC. ClaypoolWR PIT
115Heath CummingsM. CarterRB NYJ
116Mike ValverdeN. HinesRB IND
117Jamey EisenbergA. LazardWR GB
118Marco EnriquezK. GainwellRB PHI
119Jack CapotortoA. MattisonRB MIN
120Donkey Teeth - RazzballM. GordonRB DEN
Round 11
PosTeamPlayer
121Donkey Teeth - RazzballC. PattersonRB ATL
122Jack CapotortoM. GesickiTE MIA
123Marco EnriquezA. ThielenWR MIN
124Jamey EisenbergZ. WhiteRB LV
125Mike ValverdeD. BellWR CLE
126Heath CummingsC. RidleyWR ATL
127Dan SchneierR. JonesRB KC
128Mike FaiellaD. CharkWR DET
129Dave RichardK. HerbertRB CHI
130Chris TowersA. PierceWR IND
131Shane SwagerJ. RobinsonRB JAC
132Alfredo BrownD. KnoxTE BUF
Round 12
PosTeamPlayer
133Alfredo BrownJ. TolbertWR DAL
134Shane SwagerT. LawrenceQB JAC
135Chris TowersJ. McKissicRB WAS
136Dave RichardR. MooreWR ARI
137Mike FaiellaJ. Metchie IIIWR HOU
138Dan SchneierD. Peoples-JonesWR CLE
139Heath CummingsN. FantTE SEA
140Mike ValverdeZ. ErtzTE ARI
141Jamey EisenbergT. PatrickWR DEN
142Marco EnriquezK. OsbornWR MIN
143Jack CapotortoT. BoydWR CIN
144Donkey Teeth - RazzballL. Shenault Jr.WR JAC
Round 13
PosTeamPlayer
145Donkey Teeth - RazzballK. GolladayWR NYG
146Jack CapotortoD. HendersonRB LAR
147Marco EnriquezN. CollinsWR HOU
148Jamey EisenbergR. WilsonQB DEN
149Mike ValverdeJ. MeyersWR NE
150Heath CummingsI. SmithTE MIN
151Dan SchneierJ. PalmerWR LAC
152Mike FaiellaE. EngramTE JAC
153Dave RichardM. Valdes-ScantlingWR KC
154Chris TowersB. Robinson Jr.RB WAS
155Shane SwagerZ. WilsonQB NYJ
156Alfredo BrownT. McBrideTE ARI
Round 14
PosTeamPlayer
157Alfredo BrownD. ParkerWR NE
158Shane SwagerC. DavisWR NYJ
159Chris TowersT. SermonRB SF
160Dave RichardT. BradyQB TB
161Mike FaiellaT. Davis-PriceRB SF
162Dan SchneierD. NjokuTE CLE
163Heath CummingsM. StaffordQB LAR
164Mike ValverdeD. CarrQB LV
165Jamey EisenbergA. OkwuegbunamTE DEN
166Marco EnriquezK. CousinsQB MIN
167Jack CapotortoA. RodgersQB GB
168Donkey Teeth - RazzballJ. LandryWR NO
Round 15
PosTeamPlayer
169Donkey Teeth - RazzballV. Jones Jr.WR CHI
170Jack CapotortoM. HardmanWR KC
171Marco EnriquezG. EverettTE LAC
172Jamey EisenbergO. Beckham Jr.WR LAR
173Mike ValverdeM. MackRB HOU
174Heath CummingsD. ForemanRB CAR
175Dan SchneierT. TagovailoaQB MIA
176Mike FaiellaW. RobinsonWR NYG
177Dave RichardG. DulcichTE DEN
178Chris TowersA. RodgersWR GB
179Shane SwagerH. HaskinsRB TEN
180Alfredo BrownM. JonesWR JAC
Round 16
PosTeamPlayer
181Alfredo BrownS. ShepardWR NYG
182Shane SwagerB. EdwardsWR ATL
183Chris TowersC. SamuelWR WAS
184Dave RichardR. DoubsWR GB
185Mike FaiellaK. BourneWR NE
186Dan SchneierT. ThorntonWR NE
187Heath CummingsM. IngramRB NO
188Mike ValverdeJ. WoodsTE IND
189Jamey EisenbergD. WilliamsRB ARI
190Marco EnriquezR. MostertRB MIA
191Jack CapotortoA. GreenWR ARI
192Donkey Teeth - RazzballK. PickettQB PIT
Team by Team
Donkey Teeth - Razzball
RdPkPlayer
11J. TaylorRB IND
224D. MetcalfWR SEA
325D. CookRB MIN
448M. WilliamsWR LAC
549J. HerbertQB LAC
672G. KittleTE SF
773D. HopkinsWR ARI
896G. PickensWR PIT
997R. WhiteRB TB
10120M. GordonRB DEN
11121C. PattersonRB ATL
12144L. Shenault Jr.WR JAC
13145K. GolladayWR NYG
14168J. LandryWR NO
15169V. Jones Jr.WR CHI
16192K. PickettQB PIT
Jack Capotorto
RdPkPlayer
12J. ChaseWR CIN
223A. KamaraRB NO
326C. AkersRB LAR
447J. JeudyWR DEN
550G. DavisWR BUF
671A. St. BrownWR DET
774C. Edwards-HelaireRB KC
895T. PollardRB DAL
998D. WatsonQB CLE
10119A. MattisonRB MIN
11122M. GesickiTE MIA
12143T. BoydWR CIN
13146D. HendersonRB LAR
14167A. RodgersQB GB
15170M. HardmanWR KC
16191A. GreenWR ARI
Marco Enriquez
RdPkPlayer
13J. JeffersonWR MIN
222M. AndrewsTE BAL
327T. EtienneRB JAC
446A. GibsonRB WAS
551M. BrownWR ARI
670B. CooksWR HOU
775J. FieldsQB CHI
894C. KmetTE CHI
999I. SpillerRB LAC
10118K. GainwellRB PHI
11123A. ThielenWR MIN
12142K. OsbornWR MIN
13147N. CollinsWR HOU
14166K. CousinsQB MIN
15171G. EverettTE LAC
16190R. MostertRB MIA
Jamey Eisenberg
RdPkPlayer
14N. HarrisRB PIT
221S. DiggsWR BUF
328M. PittmanWR IND
445M. EvansWR TB
552R. BatemanWR BAL
669J. ConnerRB ARI
776D. WallerTE LV
893J. HurtsQB PHI
9100C. EdmondsRB MIA
10117A. LazardWR GB
11124Z. WhiteRB LV
12141T. PatrickWR DEN
13148R. WilsonQB DEN
14165A. OkwuegbunamTE DEN
15172O. Beckham Jr.WR LAR
16189D. WilliamsRB ARI
Mike Valverde
RdPkPlayer
15C. McCaffreyRB CAR
220D. SamuelWR SF
329T. HillWR MIA
444T. BurksWR TEN
553D. MontgomeryRB CHI
668J. BurrowQB CIN
777D. SchultzTE DAL
892M. GallupWR DAL
9101D. PierceRB HOU
10116N. HinesRB IND
11125D. BellWR CLE
12140Z. ErtzTE ARI
13149J. MeyersWR NE
14164D. CarrQB LV
15173M. MackRB HOU
16188J. WoodsTE IND
Heath Cummings
RdPkPlayer
16C. LambWR DAL
219J. WaddleWR MIA
330D. MooreWR CAR
443N. ChubbRB CLE
554G. WilsonWR NYJ
667K. MurrayQB ARI
778J. JacobsRB LV
891J. CookRB BUF
9102C. WatsonWR GB
10115M. CarterRB NYJ
11126C. RidleyWR ATL
12139N. FantTE SEA
13150I. SmithTE MIN
14163M. StaffordQB LAR
15174D. ForemanRB CAR
16187M. IngramRB NO
Dan Schneier
RdPkPlayer
17C. KuppWR LAR
218D. AdamsWR LV
331D. HenryRB TEN
442K. AllenWR LAC
555L. FournetteRB TB
666D. MooneyWR CHI
779D. GoedertTE PHI
890K. ToneyWR NYG
9103T. LanceQB SF
10114C. ClaypoolWR PIT
11127R. JonesRB KC
12138D. Peoples-JonesWR CLE
13151J. PalmerWR LAC
14162D. NjokuTE CLE
15175T. TagovailoaQB MIA
16186T. ThorntonWR NE
Mike Faiella
RdPkPlayer
18D. SwiftRB DET
217T. HigginsWR CIN
332D. JohnsonWR PIT
441T. McLaurinWR WAS
556E. ElliottRB DAL
665A. RobinsonWR LAR
780E. MitchellRB SF
889D. PrescottQB DAL
9104P. FreiermuthTE PIT
10113R. StevensonRB NE
11128D. CharkWR DET
12137J. Metchie IIIWR HOU
13152E. EngramTE JAC
14161T. Davis-PriceRB SF
15176W. RobinsonWR NYG
16185K. BourneWR NE
Dave Richard
RdPkPlayer
19A. BrownWR PHI
216A. EkelerRB LAC
333C. GodwinWR TB
440T. KelceTE KC
557A. DillonRB GB
664L. JacksonQB BAL
781M. ThomasWR NO
888D. SingletaryRB BUF
9105R. GageWR TB
10112R. PennyRB SEA
11129K. HerbertRB CHI
12136R. MooreWR ARI
13153M. Valdes-ScantlingWR KC
14160T. BradyQB TB
15177G. DulcichTE DEN
16184R. DoubsWR GB
Chris Towers
RdPkPlayer
110K. PittsTE ATL
215B. HallRB NYJ
334D. LondonWR ATL
439P. MahomesQB KC
558C. OlaveWR NO
663D. SmithWR PHI
782J. Smith-SchusterWR KC
887M. SandersRB PHI
9106R. WoodsWR TEN
10111T. LockettWR SEA
11130A. PierceWR IND
12135J. McKissicRB WAS
13154B. Robinson Jr.RB WAS
14159T. SermonRB SF
15178A. RodgersWR GB
16183C. SamuelWR WAS
Shane Swager
RdPkPlayer
111A. JonesRB GB
214S. BarkleyRB NYG
335J. DobbinsRB BAL
438J. WilliamsWR DET
559E. MooreWR NYJ
662B. AiyukWR SF
783T. HockensonTE DET
886J. DotsonWR WAS
9107D. HarrisRB NE
10110K. HuntRB CLE
11131J. RobinsonRB JAC
12134T. LawrenceQB JAC
13155Z. WilsonQB NYJ
14158C. DavisWR NYJ
15179H. HaskinsRB TEN
16182B. EdwardsWR ATL
Alfredo Brown
RdPkPlayer
112J. WilliamsRB DEN
213J. MixonRB CIN
336K. Walker IIIRB SEA
437J. AllenQB BUF
560C. SuttonWR DEN
661A. CooperWR CLE
784H. RenfrowWR LV
885S. MooreWR KC
9108C. KirkWR JAC
10109T. AllgeierRB ATL
11132D. KnoxTE BUF
12133J. TolbertWR DAL
13156T. McBrideTE ARI
14157D. ParkerWR NE
15180M. JonesWR JAC
16181S. ShepardWR NYG
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