Dynasty Rookie Rankings Update

Credit: IMG Academy
Credit: IMG Academy

After I finished my first set of rankings, I participated in several rookie drafts in a few of my leagues. I quickly found out that I wasn’t adhering to my own set of rankings, thus, a much needed updated. The ‘CHNG’ column gives you the difference in ranking slot from my 1st ranking to the most recent iteration. A few notes before you dig in:

  • The top 5 is unchanged, although I wouldn’t fault you if you took Lacy over Bernard.
  • The biggest change in my rankings is Christine Michael. I had the 1.06 in one league with Patterson staring at me, and I couldn’t pull the trigger. I would have taken Michael there, but I got an offer to trade down, and I was confident I could get him later on.
  • Geno Smith is going to be the key to my late round quarterback strategy this year, and he’s coming at bargain basement prices. In one of my 12 team leagues, he didn’t go until the 3.02. Yes, the third round! Talk about undervalued.
  • Latavius Murray keeps rising. I wouldn’t draft him as high as my ranking, because you simply won’t have too (although people are rapidly catching on, thanks DLF!).
  • Zac Stacy fell massively after I took a deeper look at his workout and college production. He was the least productive of the Rams running backs in college on a per game basic. Here’s an excellent take on his long road to the starting job over at rotoviz.
  • Aaron Dobson is rising. The only real lock for significant playing time on the roster is Danny Amendola, so Dobson could be in line for significant targets early on. He had an up and down college career, but there’s certainly untapped potential here.
  • Johnathan Franklin is a tough player to rank. I think both backs will be involved to an extent, but Eddie Lacy is going to be the grinder who gets the touchdowns. I loved Franklin’s tape but the metrics don’t paint a pretty picture, and his situation is really bad.
  • There isn’t anyone worthwhile behind Jamaal Charles, so why not take a shot on Kniles Davis?
  • Sam McGuffie is a great player to monitor during Oakland’s OTAs. A bigger, more athletic Tavon Austin who didn’t do much on a terrible Rice offense.
Rank Player TM POS CHNG
1 Le’Veon Bell PIT RB 0
2 Tavon Austin STL WR 0
3 DeAndre Hopkins HOU WR 0
4 Giovani Bernard CIN RB 0
5 Eddie Lacy GBP RB 0
6 Christine Michael SEA RB 11
7 Keenan Allen SDC WR 0
8 Montee Ball DEN RB 1
9 Cordarrelle Patterson MIN WR -3
10 Markus Wheaton PIT WR 3
11 Geno Smith NYJ QB 5
12 Justin Hunter TEN WR 0
13 Tyler Eifert CIN TE -3
14 Latavius Murray OAK RB 4
15 Stedman Bailey STL WR -1
16 Aaron Dobson NEP WR 9
17 Zac Stacy STL RB -9
18 Terrance Williams DAL WR -3
19 Johnathan Franklin GBP RB -8
20 E.J. Manuel BUF QB 2
21 Quinton Patton SF WR -2
22 Zach Ertz PHI TE -2
23 Knile Davis KCC RB 9
24 Ryan Swope ARZ WR -1
25 Travis Kelce KCC TE 2
26 Aaron Mellette BAL WR 3
27 Charles Johnson GBP WR 3
28 Josh Boyce NEP WR 3
29 Chris Thompson WAS RB 4
30 Landry Jones PIT QB UNR
31 Mike Gillislee MIA RB -3
32 Chris Harper SEA WR 7
33 Benny Cunningham STL RB UNR
34 Mark Harrison NEP WR 2
35 Marquess Wilson CHI WR UNR
36 Joseph Randle DAL RB 2
37 Matt Barkley PHI QB UNR
38 Sam McGuffie OAK WR UNR
39 Gavin Escobar DAL TE -4
40 Jordan Reed WAS TE UNR
41 Tyler Wilson OAK QB UNR
42 Joseph Fauria DET TE UNR
43 Kenny Stills NOS WR UNR
44 Ryan Griffin NOS QB -7
45 Denard Robinson JAC RB UNR
46 Vance McDonald SF TE UNR
47 Chris Gragg BUF TE UNR
48 Luke Willson SEA TE UNR
49 Mike James TBB RB UNR
50 Ryan Nassib NYG QB UNR

One thought on “Dynasty Rookie Rankings Update

  1. Great post. Been scouring the rook rankings for dynasty and this is one of the most insightful one i’ve found. Based on lot of video i’ve been watching, hard to disagree with much. Love Austin. Guy blows me away but worry about a NFL LB or Safety leveling him and how he responds, but rare to see someone with that ability. He and Patterson are in my top 5. Bell doesn’t wow me. Worry about how he’s going to do at this level. Decent situation, but not a great O-Iline. Frankly, none of the RBs really wow we outside of Christine. Only major issue i have is Lattimore is missing. Sure, the injuries he’s sustained are brutal, but with his performance pre-injury, you have ot get him in top 50, if not top 20. Thanks for the post!