2024 NFL Draft: Day 2 fantasy football prospects and implications

The second day of the 2024 NFL Draft featured 4 running backs, 9 wide receivers, and 2 tight ends, with some landing in ideal locations.

The second day of the 2024 NFL Draft featured four running backs, nine wide receivers, and two tight ends, with some of these prospects landing in ideal locations to become fantasy contributors.

Let’s take a look at each prospect’s landing spot and what it means for their fantasy implications.

Round 2, Pick 1 (33): Keon Coleman, WR/Buffalo Bills

I’m not the biggest fan of this guy’s personality — watch his introductory press conference; it reminds me too much of Bobby Boucher — but I love the dude’s size, speed, and catch radius. Add to that the fact that he lands in a receiver-depraved locker room with a great quarterback and there’s a lot to like about Coleman’s fantasy prospects.

Round 2, Pick 2 (34): Ladd McConkey, WR/Los Angeles Chargers

I don’t see it, sorry. He comes from a football powerhouse and lands with an excellent quarterback in Justin Herbert, but this is going to be a run-heavy offense and you’re looking at a FLEX option at best.

Round 2, Pick 5 (37): Ja’Lynn Polk, WR/New England Patriots

Unfortunate landing spot for Polk, who lands in a muddle receivers room with a rebuilding organization. Assuming he does what the coaching staff asks of him, he has every chance to be an immediate starter with the Patriots. But I’d temper expectations for him in 2024 and focus on his dynasty value instead.

Round 2, Pick 14 (46): Jonathan Brooks, RB/Carolina Panthers

I’m not going to lie, I was extremely disappointed with this landing spot. There’s a lot to like about Brooks and the Panthers are just awful. In fairness, they added their fair share of weapons to try to upgrade a putrid offense from last season, but there inevitably will be growing pains. Brooks looks like a late first, early second round pick in rookie drafts.

Round 2, Pick 20 (52): Adonai Mitchell, WR/Indianapolis Colts

Another great size-speed specimen, Mitchell wasn’t even the top weapon to come out of Texas this season. Michael Pittman recently signed an extension and Josh Downs is a slot guy. Mitchell has the chance to be a formidable weapon opposite Pittman.

Round 2, Pick 21 (53): Ben Sinnott, TE/Washington Commanders

Call this guy a jack of all trades. He’s versatile and can line up all over the field. He can make players miss if they don’t wrap up. He’s got good hands and a good frame to give a young quarterback like Jayden Daniels a weapon to throw to. Probably won’t do too much as a rookie, but has long-term value.

Round 3, Pick 1 (65): Malachi Corley, WR/New York Jets

Corley is a big play waiting to happen. He’s dangerous with the ball in his hands and will make things happen after the catch. The Jets offense should be better with Aaron Rodgers back at the helm, but counting on Corley to be anything more than a sporadic FLEX play would be a mistake.

Round 3, Pick 2 (66): Trey Benson, RB/Arizona Cardinals

Big, strong and fast, there’s a lot to like about Benson. He’s got good burst and can be an adequate pass catcher out of the backfield. James Conner is getting up there in age, so Benson could get his shot at some point, perhaps as early as this season.

Round 3, Pick 16 (80): Jermaine Burton, WR/Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals add another receiver to their room, which could be losing Tee Higgins at some point if he gets his way. In a strong passing attack with Joe Burrow at the helm, Burton could be a nice option in the mid rounds of your rookie drafts.

Round 3, Pick 18 (82): Tip Reiman, TE/Arizona Cardinals

Reiman offers little fantasy value heading to a Cardinals offense to play alongside Trey McBride. He figures to work as an inline option and doesn’t appear to have much upside.

Round 3, Pick 19 (83): Blake Corum, RB/Los Angeles Rams

Corum lands in an intriguing situation in L.A. He’s on the smaller size, but he was very productive in college. He’ll get to the second level regularly and will keep churning the legs for extra yards. Kyren Williams is coming off a breakout year with the Rams but Corum could offer a nice change of pace.

Round 3, Pick 20 (84): Roman Wilson, WR/Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers needed another receiver after trading Diontae Johnson to the Panthers and they picked up a tough, gritty one in Wilson. He figures to work the slot well and could thrive in PPR leagues.

Round 3, Pick 25 (88): MarShawn Lloyd, RB/Green Bay Packers

Talented back who lands behind Josh Jacobs in a young and up-and-coming offense in Green Bay. Jacobs’ contract is essentially a one-year deal, so the future remains open for Lloyd. If he can surpass A.J. Dillon in the pecking order, Lloyd could have a nice role in the offense and be a decent depth piece for your roster.

Round 3, Pick 29 (92): Jalen McMillan, WR/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

McMillan has good burst and acceleration and has the ability to stretch the field for the Bucs, who have solid veterans already in place in the receivers room. He’s not likely to hold any kind of significant fantasy value except as a late round handcuff to either Mike Evans or Chris Godwin.

Round 3, Pick 37 (100): Luke McCaffrey, WR/Washington Commanders

The younger brother of the 49ers’ Christian McCaffrey, Luke was taken with the final pick on Day 2. He’s got good top-end speed, tracks the ball well and will win contested catches. At best a WR3 on the Commanders, McCaffrey is worth a late flyer as a depth piece.