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2019 Fantasy football dynasty rookie rankings

Who’s the top incoming rookie in fantasy football?

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With the NFL Draft over, I figure it’s the perfect time to start getting too excited for fantasy football way too early. It’s also the perfect time for me to do my semi-annual rookie rankings. We don’t do a whole lot of fantasy football dynasty content here at Fake Teams but in the past I’ve had some fun throwing out my initial rankings for the incoming rookies and seeing how I fair at the end of the season (pat myself on the back for having Baker Mayfield as the best incoming rookie QB for fantasy last year).

So without further ado, here are my top 40 rookies for dynasty leagues (and just fantasy ranking in general). Who am I too high or too low on? Let me know in the comments!

Dynasty rankings

RANK NAME TEAM POS NOTES
RANK NAME TEAM POS NOTES
1 N'Keal Harry NE WR1 Big, physical, Harry is going to catch a lot of touchdowns from Tom Brady
2 Josh Jacobs OAK RB1 Automatic three down back for the Raiders’ new offense
3 David Montgomery CHI RB2 Bruising back who’ll thrive in Matt Nagy’s system
4 D.K. Metcalf SEA WR2 Likely no Doug Baldwin means Metcalf could see a huge workload this year
5 Miles Sanders PHI RB3 As the edge over Jordan Howard with his ability in the pass game
6 A.J. Brown TEN WR3 Fantastic wide receiver, just have to trust Marcus Mariota
7 T.J. Hockenson DET TE1 Perfect landing spot, I love this will all my heart
8 Noah Fant DEN TE2 Joe Flacco loves his tight ends
9 Parris Campbell IND WR4 Fits beautifully in the slot between Hilton and Funchess
10 J.J. Arcega-Whiteside PHI WR5 Has all the potential to be a touchdown machine in Philly
11 Marquise Brown BAL WR6 Who is Brown going to be competing with for targets?
12 Deebo Samuel SF WR7 Pretty easy path for him to be WR1 in SF
13 Andy Isabella ARI WR8 Wildly productive in college and can burn defenses with speed
14 Kyler Murray ARI QB1 Kliff Kingsbury better walk the walk
15 Mecole Hardman KC WR9 Don’t expect him to be a perfect Tyreek Hill replacement
16 Hakeem Butler ARI WR10 HUGE receiver who’ll be taught how to catch by the greatest receiver to ever catch
17 Devin Singletary BUF RB4 He’s got two 30+ year old backs ahead of him, if either go down, Singletary’s arrow skyrockets
18 Darrell Henderson LAR RB5 Clearly Gurley is going to be on a snap count this season
19 Irv Smith Jr. MIN TE3 Like Flacco, Kirk Cousins also loves his tight ends
20 Damien Harris NE RB6 I’m fully relying on a LeGarrette Blount 12+ touchdown role for Harris
21 Jace Sternberger GB TE4 Yea Jimmy Graham is still there, but is he really competition?
22 Terry McLaurin WAS WR11 Dwyane Haskins’ favorite receiver in college, sign me up
23 Justice Hill BAL RB7 He fast but has a bunch of backs in front of him
24 Dwayne Haskins WAS QB2 Going to be the starting QB by Week 1
25 Alexander Mattison MIN RB8 Lock for RB2 in Minnesota and Dalvin Cook doesn’t have the best injury record
26 Riley Ridley CHI WR12 Savvy route runner who’s sure to get touches in Bears’ offense
27 Benny Snell Jr. PIT RB9 Don’t be surprised if he becomes Pitt’s goal line back
28 Diontae Johnson PIT WR13 The Steelers can turn anyone into a fantasy viable receiver
29 Jalen Hurd SF WR14 Could be a red zone threat for the 49ers
30 Miles Boykin BAL WR15 I’m not sure the Ravens’ run-first offense can support two fantasy receivers
31 Kelvin Harmon WAS WR16 With a wide open receiver depth chart, anything could happen
32 Daniel Jones NYG QB3 I mean, he’s going to play at some point this season
33 Drew Lock DEN QB4 I mean, he’s going to play at some point this season Part II
34 Emanuel Hall CHI WR17 He fast
35 Rodney Anderson CIN RB10 Plagued by injuries and well behind Joe Mixon
36 Bryce Love WAS RB11 Out with ACL tear but when fully recovered, could easily be Washington’s No. 1 back
37 Mike Weber DAL RB12 Smart back to can hit the right hole
38 KeeSean Johnson ARI WR18 Kingsbury might be running base 5-WR formations, you never know
39 Ryquell Armstead JAC RB13 When was the last time Leonard Fournette played a full season?
40 Darwin Thompson KC RB14 Chiefs’ backfield is an open book