Round 15: K Giorgio Tavecchio, Atlanta Falcons
In the final round of our perfect fantasy football mock draft, we’ll bite the bullet and select a kicker instead of picking one up off the waiver wire prior to the start of the season.
Our kicker of choice is one who would have likely been available on the waiver wire: Atlanta Falcons kicker Giorgio Tavecchio.
The 29-year-old Italian-born kicker nicknamed “Italian Ice” replaced Atlanta’s all-time leading scorer Matt Bryant for three games last season while Bryant dealt with a hamstring injury. Tavecchio converted all five field-goal attempts and each of his eight extra-point tries during Bryant’s absence.
When the 43-year old Bryant retired over the offseason, the Falcons’ full-time kicking job was Tavecchio’s for the taking.
We’re targeting the Falcon’s kicker more than Tavecchio himself. Atlanta had a top-10 offense in 2018, and they have the advantage of playing 13 games indoors in 2019. Given his recent success and uncontested status as the team’s starting kicker, “Italian Ice” is our final pick of the draft.
Here are the results of our 15-round ideal fantasy football mock draft for 2019:
Round 1: RB Christian McCaffrey
Round 2: RB Kerryon Johnson
Round 3: WR Keenan Allen
Round 4: WR Chris Godwin
Round 5: WR Tyler Lockett
Round 6: RB Kenyan Drake
Round 7: RB Latavius Murray
Round 8: WR Sammy Watkins
Round 9: WR Corey Davis
Round 10: RB Duke Johnson
Round 11: WR Josh Gordon
Round 12: QB Jimmy Garoppolo
Round 13: TE Jordan Reed
Round 14: DST Dallas Cowboys
Round 15: K Giorgio Tavecchio
We finish our 12-team Half-PPR fantasy football draft with one quarterback, five running backs, six wide receivers, one tight end, one kicker and one defense. What would you do differently? Sound off in the comments section, or on Twitter @cgawilson.