2014 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings (Dynasty)

Updated Aug. 22, 2014

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2014 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Dynasty

  1. Sammy Watkins, WR, Bills
    Sammy Watkins is a great talent. Unfortunately, he’ll be paired with E.J. Manuel in the near future, so his upside will be severely limited. What’s worse is that the Bills won’t have a shot at Marcus Mariota or E.J. Manuel because they traded away their first-round pick.

  2. Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers
    Mike Evans’ current situation is more promising than Sammy Watkins’, but the latter just has more talent. It’s close, but I’d take Watkins in a dynasty format and hope the Bills eventually find a solid starting quarterback.

  3. Carlos Hyde, RB, 49ers
    Frank Gore is a declining player, so Carlos Hyde may see a good amount of action this year. It helps that Marcus Lattimore has struggled to come back from his brutal knee injury. Hyde has major potential down the road once Gore moves on.

  4. Bishop Sankey, RB, Titans
    Bishop Sankey has the most present potential of all the rookie running backs. His main competition for now is Shonn Greene, who is a terrible plodder. Remember that Tennessee has a brand-new coaching staff, so it’s not like Ken Whisenhunt has any allegiance to Greene. Sankey should be able to win the job and keep it.

  5. Brandin Cooks, WR, Saints
    Brandin Cooks is in the best situation of any rookie receiver. Not only is he paired with Drew Brees; he’ll be asked to contribute sooner rather than later, given the departures of Lance Moore and Darren Sproles. Brees won’t be around forever though, so enjoy the high production while it lasts.

  6. Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Panthers
    Kelvin Benjamin has major flaws, as one team even had a mid-round grade on him in the 2014 NFL Draft. However, he’s the No. 1 wideout in Carolina, so he’ll have his opportunities.

  7. Terrance West, RB, Browns
    The Browns like Terrance West a lot, and he may have a chance to start this year. Ben Tate has an extensive injury history, so he could easily go down again. If that happens, West may take over and never look back.

  8. Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
    Blake Bortles has been fantastic this preseason, as I’ve noted in my Rookie Quarterback Rankings. He has a good chance to be a QB1 in the future with his skill set.

  9. Devonta Freeman, RB, Falcons
    Devonta Freeman has a legitimate shot to become Atlanta’s feature back once Steven Jackson moves on. He’ll be given an opportunity to hold the job when that happens. Just keep in mind that there’s a reason he fell to the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

  10. Marqise Lee, WR, Jaguars
    Injury concerns dropped Marqise Lee into the second round of the draft, but he has a good chance of emerging as Jacksonville’s eventual No. 1 receiver. With Blake Bortles showing that he’s the real deal, Lee’s outlook is much brighter than it was a few months ago.

  11. Odell Beckham, WR, Giants
    Odell Beckham takes the biggest drop in these updated rankings. He hasn’t been able to stay healthy, but more importantly, Eli Manning has been playing like a dying animal this preseason. Manning could be done for good.

  12. Eric Ebron, TE, Lions
    Rookie tight ends are even worse than rookie receivers, so I wouldn’t want anything to do with Eric Ebron in his first season. Besides, he’ll have to split targets with Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria. In the long term, Ebron should be able to emerge as a TE1 because of his quarterback.

  13. Davante Adams, WR, Packers
    You have to love Davante Adams’ long-term potential with Aaron Rodgers, but as for now, he’s stuck behind Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Jarrett Boykin on the depth chart.

  14. Jordan Matthews, WR, Eagles
    Jordan Matthews has had some issues with drops, but he projects to be Philadelphia’s slot receiver. He’ll get more targets next year once Jeremy Maclin moves on.

  15. Andre Williams, RB, Giants
    Andre Williams can’t catch or do anything except run hard, so maybe he can be the next Brandon Jacobs. He’ll have to fight for playing time this year with Rashad Jennings, but he’ll get the touchdowns.

  16. John Brown, WR, Cardinals
    John Brown has enjoyed a terrific training camp, and he managed to dominate in the first preseason game. He could contribute this year.

  17. Dri Archer, RB, Steelers
    Dri Archer has a chance to be Pittsburgh’s version of Darren Sproles. Bump him up if you’re in a PPR format.

  18. Jeremy Hill, RB, Bengals
    Jeremy Hill won’t be anything more than Cincinnati’s goal-line hammer complement to Giovani Bernard. He can be used as a starter though if Bernard ever goes down.

  19. Donte Moncrief, WR, Colts
    Donte Moncrief has loads of potential, but he’s very raw. He’ll have time to learn behind Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks. Both of those wideouts may not be in Indianapolis for very long, so Moncrief will have a chance to start soon enough.

  20. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Vikings
    Contrary to popular belief, Teddy Bridgewater is not a rusher. Thus, even if he becomes the starter, he’s not much of a fantasy option in the near future.

  21. Johnny Manziel, QB, Browns
    Johnny Manziel has partied too much and rolled too many $20s in shady bathrooms. He has failed to pick up the team’s playbook and has struggled as a consequence. I’m sure he’ll start at some point this year, but all he’ll do is throw interceptions.

  22. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Buccaneers
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins will have to battle Brandon Myers and Tim Wright for snaps and targets. He’s not an ideal player to own in fantasy this year, but he should be able to start eventually and could possibly border on TE1 status.

  23. Cody Latimer, WR, Broncos
    Cody Latimer is in a tough spot. By the time he develops, Peyton Manning may not be in the NFL anymore. And who knows who Denver’s future quarterback will be? Perhaps you’ll be able to get a big season out of Latimer in 2015 and 2016, but it’s tough to tell how long Manning will stick around.

  24. Troy Niklas, TE, Cardinals
    The last time Carson Palmer had a legitimate starting tight end, he turned Brandon Myers into a PPR machine. Troy Niklas is much more talented than Myers, but he may not win the job right away.

  25. Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Patriots
    Jimmy Garoppolo is the future of New England’s franchise. He has shown tons of promise thus far, so he could end up starting for your dynasty team in a few years. Unfortunately, he’s stuck behind Tom Brady for some time.

  26. Paul Richardson, WR, Seahawks
    The Seahawks usually draft well, so Paul Richardson has a good chance of panning out. The problem is that Seattle is a run-based team that spreads out its targets.

  27. Jerick McKinnon, RB, Vikings
    Jerick McKinnon is Adrian Peterson’s new handcuff. Treat him as if he were Toby Gerhart.

  28. James White, RB, Patriots
    Bill Belichick doesn’t trust any of his running backs to carry the load, so it’s possible that James White could be the main guy in New England. Those chances are slim though.

  29. Richard Rodgers, TE, Packers
    There’s a chance that Richard Rodgers becomes Green Bay’s starting tight end this year. He has much greater long-term potential.

  30. C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Texans
    There’s a good chance C.J. Fiedorowicz will emerge as Houston’s future starting tight end. His ceiling will be producing Owen Daniels-type numbers. Remember though that he’s not as physically gifted as some of the other tight ends in this class.

  31. Jace Amaro, TE, Jets
    Jace Amaro has struggled in training camp. His quarterbacks are terrible. He has some future value though because the Jets have a great shot to get Marcus Mariota.

  32. Jarvis Landry, WR, Dolphins
    Jarvis Landry is going to be Miami’s slot receiver. He’ll probably be one of those players who is better in real life than in fantasy.

  33. Martavis Bryant, WR, Steelers
    Martavis Bryant is very raw and has struggled in the preseason as a consequence.

  34. Tre Mason, RB, Rams
    Tre Mason will be stuck behind Zac Stacy for the long term. He has some PPR potential, however.

  35. Ka’Deem Carey, RB, Bears
    Ka’Deem Carey failed to emerge as the No. 2 running back this year. He has very little value.

  36. Charlie Sims, RB, Buccaneers
    Bump up Charles Sims a bit in PPR formats, but he’s out until mid-November this year.

  37. Allen Robinson, WR, Jaguars
    Allen Robinson could emerge as Jacksonville’s future No. 1 wideout, but he’ll have to battle Marqise Lee for that right, and Lee is the more talented player. Robinson is just a third wideout on the Jaguars’ roster this year, so don’t expect much.

  38. Storm Johnson, RB, Jaguars
    There’s a chance that Storm Johnson could end up starting for the Jaguars if Toby Gerhart goes down. Johnson may take over as the starter in the future, but that’s highly unlikely.

  39. Tom Savage, QB, Texans
    Tom Savage has a good skill set, and he’ll have Bill O’Brien coaching him up, so it’s possible that he’ll develop into a solid starting fantasy quarterback.

  40. Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
    Derek Carr probably won’t start many games this year, so he’s only an option in dynasty formats. I don’t even like him there very much. Let someone else take him.

  41. De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Chiefs
    De’Anthony Thomas will be used on some trick plays, and he’ll catch some passes, but he’s not a viable fantasy option for this season or the long haul.

  42. Alfred Blue, RB, Texans
  43. Logan Thomas, QB, Cardinals
  44. Zach Mettenberger, QB, Titans
  45. Lache Seastrunk, RB, Redskins
  46. Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB, Ravens
  47. Bruce Ellington, WR, 49ers
  48. Josh Huff, WR, Eagles
  49. Jared Abbrederis, WR, Packers
  50. Jeff Janis, WR, Packers
  51. Ryan Grant, WR, Redskins
  52. Tyler Gaffney, RB, Panthers
  53. Aaron Murray, QB, Chiefs
  54. Kevin Norwood, WR, Seahawks
  55. Devin Street, WR, Cowboys
  56. Connor Shaw, QB, Browns
  57. Jalen Saunders, WR, Jets
  58. Shaq Evans, WR, Jets
  59. Robert Herron, WR, Buccaneers
  60. Marion Grice, RB, Chargers
  61. Arthur Lynch, TE, Dolphins
  62. T.J. Jones, WR, Lions
  63. Tevin Reese, WR, Chargers
  64. Michael Campanaro, WR, Ravens
  65. Jeremy Gallon, WR, Patriots
  66. Matt Hazel, WR, Dolphins
  67. Chandler Jones, WR, Browns
  68. Willie Snead, WR, Browns
  69. Philly Brown, WR, Panthers
  70. Rob Blanchflower, TE, Steelers
  71. Crockett Gilmore, TE, Ravens
  72. Kiero Small, RB, Seahawks
  73. Mike Davis, WR, Raiders
  74. Walt Powell, WR, Cardinals
  75. Quincy Enunwa, WR, Jets
  76. James Wright, WR, Bengals
  77. Ted Bolser, TE, Redskins
  78. Garrett Gilbert, QB, Rams
  79. David Fales, QB, Bears
  80. A.J. McCarron, QB, Bengals
  81. Keith Wenning, QB, Ravens
  82. Tajh Boyd, QB, Jets

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