1st Baker Mayfield
As you were reading this you probably assumed Baker was going to be number 1 and if that’s you, congrats! In the AFC North Baker Mayfield is the best fantasy football quarterback right now and will be for a very long time. In Baker Mayfield’s 14 games he completed 310 of his 486 pass attempts, for 3,725 yards, and broke the rookie touchdown record with 27 touchdowns. He threw 14 interceptions and averaged 21 fantasy points per game in 6 point per passing touchdown leagues. He ranked number 1 in positive passing stat compared to the other rookie QB’s in 2018. He finished as the number 2 QB in the division, but he attempted 30 more passes the Ben Roethlisberger completed. That should show how unreal Roethlisberger’s season was last year and just how good Baker could be with a full season under his belt, and a better wide receiving corp. In 2018 Baker Mayfield finished as a QB 1-6, 21.43% of the time and he finished as a QB 13-24, 64.29% of the time. That figure should scare you initially, but I’ll tell you right now that this is a number that won’t be repeated in 2019. Adding possibly the best WR in the league in OBJ to this offense will make it even more dynamic than in 2018. Baker had a chance to realistically throw for 4,000 yards and 35 touchdowns in 2019. The only question left to answer is will you be happy with that stat line based on where you have to draft him. Baker Mayfield is going as the 5th QB off the board at the 6.08. The 5th QB in 2018 was Deshaun Watson who completed 345 of 505 attempts for 4,165 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions. Watson also rushed for 5 touchdowns and 551 yards, averaging 24 points per game last year. Baker would have to average 3 more points per game in order to hit this. I think with OBJ and Freddy Kitchens as head coach this is something he can do and if you are going to take a QB in the middle rounds he is one of the safest and has the ability to finish at number 1 is everything goes his way.