2011 Fantasy Football Dynasty Rookie Rankings

These are rookie rankings for dynasty/keeper leagues. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

2011 Fantasy Football Dynasty Rookie Rankings:

Aug. 27, 2011.

  1. Mark Ingram, RB, Saints
    Mark Ingram is obviously the No. 1 rookie in dynasty rankings. There’s a good chance he’ll score double-digit touchdowns this year. He should take over as the primary runner in 2012.

  2. Julio Jones, WR, Falcons
    Julio Jones has picked up Atlanta’s offense very quickly, and unlike A.J. Green, he gets to play with a top-10 veteran quarterback.

  3. A.J. Green, WR, Bengals
    A.J. Green is not going to reach his full potential until Andy Dalton becomes a legitimate NFL quarterback. That may actually never happen, so that’s the risk you’re taking if you pick Green. The upside is enormous though.

  4. Stevan Ridley, RB, Patriots
    Stevan Ridley has been really impressive this preseason. With Shane Vereen seemingly unable to stay healthy, it could be Ridley who becomes New England’s featured running back in 2012.

  5. Delone Carter, RB, Colts
    Delone Carter has reportedly passed Donald Brown as Indianapolis’ No. 2 running back. Considering how brittle Joseph Addai is, Carter could see tons of action in 2011.

  6. Denarius Moore, WR, Raiders
    Observers have reported that Denarius Moore has been the best player at Oakland’s training camp at times. Moore is unbelievably talented and figures to start at some point in 2011.

  7. Kendall Hunter, RB, 49ers
    Kendall Hunter is an intriguing late-round handcuff in regular leagues. Frank Gore gets hurt often, so Hunter could have the opportunity to start some games in 2011. Hunter is a very talented runner, so he could be the main guy if Gore doesn’t get a new contract.

  8. Greg Little, WR, Browns
    Greg Little is a really talented receiver who fell to the bottom of Round 2 because of character concerns. Little should be able to post solid numbers once he and Colt McCoy develop a rapport.

  9. Lance Kendricks, TE, Rams
    Sam Bradford has already made Lance Kendricks one of his favorite targets. That’s not a surprise, considering how often Bradford looked toward Jermaine Gresham at Oklahoma.

  10. Roy Helu, RB, Redskins
    Roy Helu is talented, but Mike Shanahan won’t utilize him much on offense until he becomes a better pass protector. That’s easier said than done, but the potential is there for Helu.

  11. Kyle Rudolph, TE, Vikings
    Kyle Rudolph had a great training camp. He’ll be a legitimate starting fantasy tight end by 2013; possibly sooner depending on how quickly Christian Ponder matures.

  12. Daniel Thomas, RB, Dolphins
    Daniel Thomas was supposed to be Miami’s starting running back. That changed when the team signed Reggie Bush and Thomas disappointed in training camp. The opportunity is currently there for Thomas, but he’s just not taking advantage of it because he’s not very good.

  13. Randall Cobb, WR, Packers
    Randall Cobb won’t do much offensively in 2011, but he could be Aaron Rodgers’ top option after Greg Jennings and Jermichael Finley once Donald Driver retires.

  14. Shane Vereen, RB, Patriots
    Shane Vereen is really talented, but can’t stay healthy. There’s no question that he could really produce in New England’s offense if he can stay off the injury report.

  15. DeMarco Murray, RB, Cowboys (Phillip Tanner, RB, Cowboys)
    DeMarco Murray will battle Phillip Tanner for Dallas’ No. 2 running back role behind Felix Jones. Murray is more talented than Tanner, but he’s much more injury-prone. I wouldn’t trust Murray, and I might actually want Tanner more.

  16. Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Falcons
    Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling figure to split carries in the event of a Michael Turner injury. Turner won’t be around forever, though Atlanta could easily spend an early-round selection on a replacement.

  17. Titus Young, WR, Lions
    Titus Young won’t get much playing time until 2012, but there is upside as long as Matthew Stafford stays healthy.

  18. Cam Newton, QB, Panthers
    Cam Newton has QB2 fantasy potential because of his rushing ability.

  19. Torrey Smith, WR, Ravens
    Torrey Smith has hands of stone. He’s not going to receive much of an opportunity if he keeps dropping passes.

  20. Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Chiefs
    Jonathan Baldwin is a bum. He’ll be overdrafted, so avoid.

  21. Leonard Hankerson, WR, Redskins
    No upside in Washington with Rex Grossman as the quarterback. Besides, Leonard Hankerson hasn’t looked very good.

  22. Ryan Williams, RB, Cardinals
    Out for the year with a torn patellar tendon.

  23. Mikel Leshoure, RB, Lions
    Mikel Leshoure tore his Achilles tendon in mid-August. He may not be 100 percent until 2013.

  24. Cecil Shorts, WR, Jaguars
  25. Jamie Harper, RB, Titans
  26. Dwayne Harris, WR, Cowboys
  27. Dion Lewis, RB, Eagles
  28. Alex Green, RB, Packers
  29. Julius Thomas, TE, Broncos
  30. Da’Rel Scott, RB, Giants
  31. Tandon Doss, WR, Ravens
  32. Vincent Brown, WR, Chargers
  33. Jeremy Kerley. WR, Jets
  34. Ronald Johnson, WR, 49ers
  35. Taiwan Jones, RB, Raiders
  36. Jordan Todman, RB, Chargers
  37. Edmond “Clyde” Gates, WR, Dolphins
  38. Blaine Gabbert, QB, Jaguars
  39. Luke Stocker, TE, Buccaneers
  40. Jake Locker, QB, Titans
  41. Colin Kaepernick, QB, 49ers
  42. Andy Dalton, QB, Bengals
  43. Christian Ponder, QB, Vikings
  44. Ryan Mallett, QB, Patriots
  45. D.J. Williams, TE, Packers
  46. Terrelle Pryor, QB, Raiders
  47. Bilal Powell, RB, Jets
  48. Johnny White, RB, Bills
  49. Austin Pettis, WR, Rams
  50. Greg Salas, WR, Rams
  51. Jerrel Jernigan, WR, Giants
  52. Jordan Cameron, TE, Browns
  53. Rob Housler, TE, Cardinals

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2011 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs - 9/8 (Walt)
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2011 Fantasy Football Rankings: Tight Ends - 9/8 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Rankings: Defenses - 9/1 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Rankings: Kickers - 6/26 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Downloadable Spreadsheets - 9/8 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Dynasty Rookie Rankings - 8/27 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Auction Values - 8/27 (Walt)

2011 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets:
2011 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Top 150 Traditional - 9/8 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Top 150 PPR - 9/8 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Top 150 Touchdown - 9/8 (Walt)

2011 Fantasy Football Mock Drafts:
2011 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Real League Draft - 8/31 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Fake Mock - 8/25 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Experts Draft - 8/25 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Forum 2-QB Mock - 7/21 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football: Mock Draft Scenarios - 7/17 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Auction: Mock PPR Auction - 7/14 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Forum PPR Mock - 7/7 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Forum Mock - 7/3 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Four-Man PPR Draft - 6/19 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Draft: Fox Sports - 5/5 (Walt)

2011 Fantasy Football Articles:
2011 Fantasy Football Injury Reports: Week 2 - 9/18 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Weekly Rankings: Week 2 - 9/18 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football: Week 2 Add/Drop - 9/13 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football: Training Camp Stock - 9/8 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football: Start Em, Sit Em - 9/6 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football: Preseason Stock - 9/3 (Walt)
2011 Preseason Recap and Fantasy Football Notes - 9/3 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football: Preseason Targets - 9/3 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football: Late-Round Sleepers - 9/1 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football: Round-by-Round Strategy - 9/1 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football: Value Comparison - 9/1
2011 Fantasy Football: Must-Have Players - 8/24 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football: Busts, Players to Avoid - 7/25 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Mailbag - 7/24 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Sleepers - 7/23 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football: Various League Strategy - 7/18 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football: Three-Dimensional Running Backs - 7/16 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football: ADP Analysis - 7/15 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football: First-Round Bust History - 7/10 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Mailbag - 7/9 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Mailbag - 7/4 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Mock Draft Analysis - 7/1 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Mailbag - 6/18 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Mailbag - 6/12 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football Mailbag - 6/5 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football: Stock Up (Draft) - 5/6 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football: Stock Down (Draft) - 5/6 (Walt)
2010 Fantasy Football: Buy Low - 4/8 (Walt)
2011 Fantasy Football: Defense Strategy - 4/8 (Walt)
Running Backs with Most Carries - 4/8 (Walt)

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