Brain Trust 2.0 Weekly Update: The Draft

Joel Kellar, Sports Editor

With the 2019 NFL season coming up on Thursday, the newspaper group that calls themselves the Brain Trust, decided that they would have a four man fantasy football league. The members of the Brain Trust are Charlie Pattinson ‘20 whose team name was RIP Newcomb, Tate Larson ‘21 whose team name was Sack Wackers, Cameron DeRoos ‘20 whose team name was Team DeRoos, and Joel Kellar ‘21 whose team name was Shake ‘N’ Bake. Getting the league started took more time than originally thought. After many day and time changes for the draft they finally decided the draft would be on Tuesday, August 27 at 7:45. They met at Jethro’s to have delicious dinner while they critiqued every draft pick.

Cameron, Joel, and Tate all showed up on time ready to go. Charlie, on the other hand, was running late and got there ten minutes late. This forced them to move the draft back to 8:00. The order of the draft was Joel, Cameron, Charlie, then Tate.

The highly anticipated fantasy draft had finally started, and with the first pick, Joel selected Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants. Cameron then had the difficult choice of picking between Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints or Christian McCaffery of the Carolina Panthers. Charlie was hoping that Kamara would fall to him and that is exactly what happened. Cameron took McCaffery with the second pick of the draft and Charlie quickly snatched Kamara up with the third pick. To end the first round Tate selected DeAndre Hopkins of the Houston Texans, arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL.

Here are the full rosters for each team.

Shake ‘N’ Bake:

QB- Lamar Jackson BAL

RB- Saquon Barkley NYG

RB- Le’Veon Bell NYJ

WR- Julio Jones ATL

WR- JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT

TE- Evan Engram NYG

FLEX- Todd Gurley II LAR

D/ST- Bears CHI

K- Harrison Butker KC

BENCH- Adam Thielen WR MIN

BENCH- Keenan Allen WR SD

BENCH- Baker Mayfield QB CLE

BENCH- Chris Carson RB SEA


BENCH- T.J. Hockenson TE DET

BENCH- Chargers D/ST SD



QB- Kyler Murray ARI

RB- Alvin Kamara NO

RB- Ezekiel Elliot DAL

WR- Odell Beckham Jr CLE

WR- Tyreek Hill KC

TE- Zach Ertz PHI

FLEX- James Connor PIT

D/ST- Saints NO

K- Will Lutz NO

BENCH- Dalvin Cook RB MIN

BENCH- Melvin Gordon RB SD

BENCH- Julian Edelman WR PAT

BENCH- Leonard Fournette RB JAX

BENCH- Stefon Diggs WR MIN

BENCH- Cooper Kupp WR LAR

BENCH- Carson Wentz QB PHI


Team DeRoos

QB- Deshaun Watson HOU

RB- Christian McCaffrey CAR

RB- David Johnson ARI

WR- Michael Thomas NO

WR- Antonio Brown PIT

TE- OJ Howard TB

FLEX- Joe Mixon CIN

D/ST- Eagles PHI

K- Justin Tucker BAL

BENCH- Mike Evans TB

BENCH- Kerrryon Johnson DET

BENCH- Hunter Henry LAC

BENCH- Devonta Freeman ATL

BENCH- Brandin Cooks LAR

BENCH- Josh Gordon NE

BENCH- David Montgomery CHI


Sack Wackers

QB- Patrick Mahomes KC

RB- Nick Chubb CLE

RB- Josh Jacobs OAK

WR- DeAndre Hopkins HOU

WR- Davante Adams GB

TE- Travis Kelce KC

FLEX- George Kittle SF

D/ST- Bills BUF

K- Greg Zuerlein LAR

BENCH- Philip Lindsay DEN

BENCH- Amari Cooper DAL

BENCH- Aaron Rodgers GB

BENCH- Calvin Ridley ATL

BENCH- Derrick Henry RB

BENCH- Aaron Jones RB

BENCH- Eric Ebron TE

The owner of each team strongly believes that they have the best team in the league. This will be put to the test this week as Shake ‘N’ Bake plays RIP NEWCOMB, and Team DeRoos plays Sack Wackers. The NFL season starts Thursday, September 5 at 7:20 pm. The Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers will kick off the NFL season this year.

There will be a new weekly update out every Wednesday until the season is over.