2012 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings (Dynasty)

May 6, 2012

There will be many more 2012 Fantasy Football Rankings and features in the late spring and summer, including tons of 2012 Fantasy Football Mock Drafts, Player Rankings, Sleepers and Busts. I'll also have an extensive 2012 NFL Fantasy Football Preseason Stock Report.

2012 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Dynasty

  1. Trent Richardson, RB, Browns
    Trent Richardson is a stud, and he's never going to come off the field because of his ability to catch passes out of the backfield. He should be among the league leaders in total yardage over the next 8-10 years.

  2. Robert Griffin, QB, Redskins
    It's very close for me, but I'd rather have Robert Griffin because of his potential to accumulate rushing numbers. Think of Griffin as more upside, but Luck as being safer.

  3. Andrew Luck, QB, Colts
    You can't go wrong with either of the top two rookie quarterbacks this year. Andrew Luck will pick up rushing yardage, as he has very underrated athleticism. He's more Aaron Rodgers than Peyton Manning.

  4. Doug Martin, RB, Buccaneers
    The Buccaneers really don't like LeGarrette Blount because he can't catch balls out of the backfield or pass protect. Martin can do that. He's drawn comparisons to Ray Rice.

  5. David Wilson, RB, Giants
    Ahmad Bradshaw won't be a Giant for more than two years, so David Wilson should take over as the starter soon.

  6. Justin Blackmon, WR, Jaguars
    Poor Justin Blackmon is going to rot away in Jacksonville as long as Blaine Gabbert is under center. Hopefully the Jaguars will land a franchise quarterback soon.

  7. Michael Floyd, WR, Cardinals
    Michael Floyd will benefit from opposing defenses paying lots of attention to Larry Fitzgerald. Unfortunately, Arizona's quarterbacking situation is pretty dubious, so Floyd won't produce much until they get that straightened out.

  8. Isaiah Pead, RB, Rams
    Isaiah Pead is seen as the successor to Steven Jackson. We'll see how that works out.

  9. Kendall Wright, WR, Titans
    It's possible that Kendall Wright could have the best rookie year of all the receivers. He's very talented, and out of the Titans, Jaguars (Justin Blackmon) and Cardinals (Michael Floyd), Tennessee has the most stable quarterbacking situation.

  10. Stephen Hill, WR, Jets
    Stephen Hill has immense upside, but he's really raw. He and Tim Tebow could have a good rapport at some point though; Tebow had lots of success throwing to another Georgia Tech wideout in Denver.

  11. Alshon Jeffery, WR, Bears
    Alshon Jeffery would have been a first-round pick if it weren't for work-ethic concerns. He has the quarterback to make him a solid fantasy receiver.

  12. Brian Quick, WR, Rams
    Speaking of being raw, Brian Quick has tons of upside, but I wouldn't bet on him posting big numbers this year.

  13. Ronnie Hillman, RB, Broncos
    Ronnie Hillman should see action right away as the change-of-pace back behind Willis McGahee. The upside is that McGahee is wearing down, so Hillman could see lots of playing time toward the end of the year. Unfortunately, he'll probably never be a primary ball-carrier.

  14. Coby Fleener, TE, Colts
    Coby Fleener should be able to be very productive as Andrew Luck's tight end in the pros. He certainly was at Stanford.

  15. LaMichael James, RB, 49ers
    LaMichael James needs Frank Gore to get injured, but that happens frequently. Even still, he'll share touches with Kendall Hunter and Brandon Jacobs when that occurs. His long-term outlook is better than his 2012 prospects.

  16. Ryan Broyles, WR, Lions
    Matthew Stafford has a ton of targets. It's unlikely that a rookie receiver will do much, but Ryan Broyles should be a big factor in the future.

  17. Lamar Miller, RB, Dolphins
    Lamar Miller won't see much action with Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas in front of him, but he'll get playing time in 2013 and beyond.

  18. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Dolphins
    Nothing could happen to Ryan Tannehill that would surprise me. He could be great - and he'll pick up rushing yardage in the process - but he could also suck, as most Big XII quarterbacks do when they reach the NFL.

  19. A.J. Jenkins, WR, 49ers
    The 49ers reached for A.J. Jenkins. It'll take some time for him to produce.

  20. DeVier Posey, WR, Texans
    DeVier Posey was a reach in Round 3, but all he needs to do is beat out Kevin Walter for playing time. There's a chance that could happen.

  21. Nick Toon, WR, Saints
    Any Saint receiver has fantasy upside. There is some playing time available in the wake of Robert Meachem's signing with San Diego.

  22. Mohamed Sanu, WR, Bengals
    The Bengals envision Mohamed Sanu as their next T.J. Houshmandzadeh. He doesn't have the explosion to be a No. 1 receiver, but he'll be a solid possession type. There's an opening at the WR2 position on the roster.

  23. T.J. Graham, WR, Bills
    Forgive me for not being excited about a guy who could be Ryan Fitzpatrick's No. 2 receiver.

  24. Chris Givens, WR, Rams
    One of these Ram receivers should become Sam Bradford's favorite target.

  25. Dwayne Allen, TE, Colts
    Andrew Luck loves sticking the ball to his tight ends (not that there's anything wrong with that). Dwayne Allen, however, will focus more on blocking.

  26. Dan Herron, RB, Bengals
    We'll know if Dan Herron is any good if he gets some playing time this year. His competition is BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Bernard Scott.

  27. Vick Ballard, RB, Colts
    Vick Ballard could win a starting job this year. The Colts don't have much at running back. He'll be worth drafting late.

  28. Bernard Pierce, RB, Ravens
    Bernard Pierce has a very good chance to be Baltimore's No. 2 running back. He'll have to be added during the year if Ray Rice gets hurt.

  29. Rueben Randle, WR, Giants
  30. Greg Childs, WR, Vikings
  31. Robert Turbin, RB, Seahawks
  32. Ladarius Green, TE, Chargers
  33. Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks
  34. Joe Adams, WR, Panthers
  35. Adrien Robinson, TE, Giants
  36. T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts
  37. Marvin Jones, WR, Bengals
  38. Tommy Streeter, WR, Ravens
  39. Jarius Wright, WR, Vikings
  40. Orson Charles, TE, Bengals
  41. Marc Tyler, RB, Packers
  42. Brandon Weeden, QB, Browns
  43. B.J. Cunningham, WR, Dolphins
  44. Rishard Matthews, WR, Dolphins
  45. Evan Rodriguez, TE, Bears
  46. Michael Egnew, TE, Dolphins
  47. Bryce Brown, RB, Eagles
  48. Chris Rainey, RB, Steelers
  49. Cyrus Gray, RB, Chiefs
  50. Terrance Ganaway, RB, Jets
  51. Alfred Morris, RB, Redskins
  52. Edwin Baker, RB, Chargers
  53. Marvin McNutt, WR, Eagles
  54. Keshawn Martin, WR, Texans
  55. Dwight Jones, WR, Texans
  56. Danny Coale, WR/P, Cowboys
  57. Travis Benjamin, WR, Browns
  58. LaVon Brazill, WR, Colts
  59. Juron Criner, WR, Raiders
  60. Devon Wylie, WR, Chiefs
  61. Daryl Richardson, RB, Rams
  62. Michael Smith, RB, Buccaneers
  63. Chris Polk, RB, Eagles
  64. James Hanna, TE, Cowboys
  65. Junior Hemingway, WR, Chiefs
  66. Toney Clemons, WR, Steelers
  67. Jeremy Ebert, WR, Patriots
  68. Jordan White, WR, Jets
  69. David Paulson, TE, Steelers
  70. Drake Dunsmore, TE, Buccaneers
  71. Brad Smelley, TE, Browns
  72. Ryan Lindley, QB, Cardinals
  73. Brock Osweiler, QB, Broncos
  74. Nick Foles, QB, Eagles
  75. Kirk Cousins, QB, Redskins
  76. B.J. Coleman, QB, Packers
  77. Chandler Harnish, QB, Colts

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2012 Fantasy Football Auction Values - 7/28 (Walt)
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2012 Fantasy Football Mock Drafts:
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2012 Fantasy Football Forum PPR Mock Draft - 7/6 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Forum Touchdown-Format Mock Draft - 7/4 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Forum Standard Mock Draft - 7/3 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Forum PPR Mock Draft - 6/22 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Forum Mock Draft - 6/14 (Walt)
The Four-Man PPR Fantasy Mock Draft - 5/18 (Walt)

2012 Fantasy Football Articles:
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2012 NFL Preseason Recap, Fantasy Football Notes - 8/31 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football: Quarterback Targets - 8/31 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football: 20 Sleepers - 8/28 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football: Round-by-Round Strategy - 8/21 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Busts - 6/5 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Sleepers (Early-Middle Rounds) - 6/5 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football All-Value Team - 5/26 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Quarterbacks - 5/8 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Running Backs - 5/8 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Wide Receivers - 5/8 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Quarterbacks, Tight Ends - 4/3 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Running Backs - 4/3 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Wide Receivers - 4/3 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football: First-Round Bust History - 2/17 (Walt)
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