2019 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings (Re-Draft)

May 4, 2019

There will be many more 2019 Fantasy Football Rankings and features in the late spring and summer, including tons of 2019 Fantasy Football Mock Drafts, Player Rankings, Sleepers and Busts. I’ll also have an extensive 2019 NFL Fantasy Football Preseason Stock Report.

2019 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Re-Draft

  1. Josh Jacobs, RB, Raiders
    Josh Jacobs is the top fantasy player for both re-draft and dynasty formats. He’ll be the starter right away, and he’ll be getting all of the carries in Oakland. It’d be nice if his offensive line were better, but Jacobs is still the No. 1 player on this list.

  2. David Montgomery, RB, Bears
    The Bears traded away Jordan Howard partly because they loved some of the running backs in this class. David Montgomery was their pick in the third round, and he’s expected to be the primary ball-carrier in the near future. He’s one of the top options in both re-draft and dynasty formats.

  3. Kyler Murray, QB, Cardinals
    Kyler Murray is viable as a fantasy option as a rookie because of his rushing ability. I don’t think you’ll want him as your starter to begin the year, but he’s a high-end QB2 with tremendous upside, especially for the long haul.

  4. Miles Sanders, RB, Eagles
    Miles Sanders is an explosive running back who figures to take the lead in Philadelphia’s committee. Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson talked about how they were looking for a back like Sanders for a long time, so I can’t see them limiting his workload.

  5. Darrell Henderson, RB, Rams
    Darrell Henderson isn’t built to handle 20 carries per week, but he’ll likely get plenty of touches in his rookie campaign (and beyond), given Todd Gurley’s sudden knee injuries.

  6. Justice Hill, RB, Ravens
    Justice Hill has a good chance to play extensively this year. If Mark Ingram gets hurt, Hill could see lots of action in a run-heavy offense. He could emerge as the starter in a couple of years as well, giving him good long-term potential.

  7. T.J. Hockenson, TE, Lions
    T.J. Hockenson has great potential, and he’ll catch tons of short passes from Matthew Stafford. I’m not a huge fan of using rookie tight ends in fantasy, but Hockenson can be used as a rookie, and his long-term potential is enormous.

  8. N’Keal Harry, WR, Patriots
    The Patriots haven’t used a first-round pick on a receiver prior to N’Keal Harry, so they obviously have big plans for him. He’ll take the Josh Gordon role in between the 20s, and he could see lots of end-zone looks, given Rob Gronkowski’s retirement.

  9. Mecole Hardman, WR, Chiefs
    Tyreek Hill may never play football again, and the Chiefs drafted Mecole Hardman to take his place. Hardman is an explosive player, so you have to love his upside with Patrick Mahomes.

  10. Parris Campbell, WR, Colts
    Parris Campbell has Percy Harvin-type upside with the ability to go the distance any time he touches the ball. He’s playing in a high-octane offense, so he has great potential for both the future and his rookie year.

  11. Deebo Samuel, WR, 49ers
    Deebo Samuel figures to start across from Dante Pettis early in the season. If so, he’ll have great potential in a high-powered offense. Samuel’s long-term outlook is bright as well.

  12. Marquise Brown, WR, Ravens
    Marquise Brown is an explosive receiver who can go the distance any time he touches the ball. The problem is that Baltimore utilizes such a run-heavy offense, so unless things change, Brown’s targets won’t be very high.

  13. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Eagles
    J.J. Arcega-Whiteside is a huge target who could catch several touchdowns in his rookie year, especially if Nelson Agholor is moved, as expected.

  14. Noah Fant, TE, Broncos
    Noah Fant is slated to start right away for the Broncos, which makes him an interesting option when considering that Joe Flacco likes to throw to tight ends. Fant has high upside, but has a lower floor than T.J. Hockenson. I wouldn’t pick him in re-draft leagues, but he’s a solid choice in dynasty formats.

  15. Devin Singletary, RB, Bills
    Devin Singletary is currently third on Buffalo’s running back depth chart, which is far from ideal for re-draft formats. However, he’s worth more in dynasty leagues because he could be the starter as soon as 2020.

  16. Alexander Mattison, RB, Vikings
    Alexander Mattison figures to be Dalvin Cook’s direct backup. Given what we know about Cook’s durability, Mattison could start at some point in his rookie year and eventually take over as the starter.

  17. Damien Harris, RB, Patriots
    Damien Harris was drafted later than expected, but he’s not in an ideal situation, given how crowded New England’s backfield is. I’d like to say he has more long-term potential, but Sony Michel isn’t going anywhere.

  18. A.J. Brown, WR, Titans
    A.J. Brown was very productive at Ole Miss. I had high hopes for his fantasy outlook in the NFL, but the Titans are a run-heavy squad, so Brown’s potential is limited.

  19. Irv Smith Jr., TE, Vikings
    Irv Smith Jr. will likely start at tight end at some point in his rookie year, as Kyle Rudolph is expected to be traded. Smith has potential for the long haul, but it’s difficult to trust a rookie tight end.

  20. Dwayne Haskins, QB, Redskins
    Dwayne Haskins is likely to start the 2019 opener, so he has that going for him. The problem is that Haskins has no mobility, and he lacks a decent supporting cast, so it’s hard to feel optimistic about him from a fantasy perspective.

  21. Josh Oliver, TE, Jaguars
    Chosen in the third round, Josh Oliver has a chance to start soon. He should develop well with Nick Foles.

  22. Hunter Renfrow, WR, Raiders
    Hunter Renfrow has a chance to catch a ton of passes this season in the event of an Antonio Brown injury, much like Jordy Nelson did last year after Amari Cooper was dealt.

  23. Terry McLaurin, WR, Redskins
    The cupboard is pretty bare for the Redskins at receiver, so Terry McLaurin has a shot to contribute extensively as early as his rookie campaign.

  24. Jace Sternberger, TE, Packers
    You have to love the long-term potential with Jace Sternberger, as he’ll get to play with Aaron Rodgers the next several years. The problem in the present is that Jimmy Graham is currently standing in his way.

  25. Kahale Warring, TE, Texans
    It seems as though Kahale Warring will have a chance to contribute as a rookie, given that the incumbent tight end, Ryan Griffin, was so angry about the Warring selection that he punched through a window and was arrested for public intoxication the weekend of the draft. If so, Warring could catch a bunch of passes from Deshaun Watson, who will still have to get rid of the ball quickly.

  26. Dawson Knox, TE, Bills
    The Bills don’t have very much at tight end, so Dawson Knox will have a chance to contribute right away. He has some good long-term potential as well to develop alongside Josh Allen.

  27. Foster Moreau, TE, Raiders
    There isn’t much ahead of Foster Moreau on the depth chart, so he could be an impactful presence in Oakland’s offense as Jared Cook’s replacement in the near future.

  28. Mike Weber, RB, Cowboys
    Mike Weber figures to be Ezekiel Elliott’s direct backup if he can beat out Darius Jackson, so he might be a handcuff for the immediate future. I wouldn’t say he has much long-term potential, however.

  29. D.K. Metcalf, WR, Seahawks
    D.K. Metcalf has ridiculous physical ability, but doesn’t know how to play receiver. It’ll take him a while to learn the game, if it ever happens. With Doug Baldwin suffering through injuries, Metcalf may have a chance to take the field soon.

  30. Diontae Johnson, WR, Steelers
    The Steelers have had success with receivers past the first round, so Diontae Johnson has a chance to be a viable fantasy option down the road. I wouldn’t count on much from him this year, however.

  31. Andy Isabella, WR, Cardinals
    Andy Isabella is in a crowded receiving corps, but he has some good long-term potential with Kyler Murray as his quarterback.

  32. Jordan Scarlett, RB, Panthers
    Jordan Scarlett might have a chance to unseat Cameron Artis-Payne as Carolina’s No. 2 running back. If so, Scarlett will be worth monitoring on the waiver wire.

  33. Jalen Hurd, WR, 49ers
    Jalen Hurd currently seems to be the fourth receiver on San Francisco’s depth chart at the moment, but that could change based on how he performs in training camp and the preseason.

  34. Hakeem Butler, WR, Cardinals
    Overrated by the Twitter draft community, Hakeem Butler dropped to where he was expected to go in the 2019 NFL Draft. Butler has hands of stone and is currently in a crowded backfield, but has good potential.

  35. Benny Snell, RB, Steelers
    Benny Snell is currently behind James Conner on the depth chart, but he could see a healthy number if carries if Conner were to suffer an injury.

  36. Ryquell Armstead, RB, Jaguars
    Ryquell Armstead has a chance to be Jacksonville’s No. 2 running back this year, which is a big deal because Leonard Fournette couldn’t stay healthy last year.

  37. Riley Ridley, WR, Bears
    Riley Ridley was a far better football player in college than an athlete when running and jumping in gym shorts, so he has a good chance of being productive in the NFL. There isn’t much in front of him in Chicago, so he could be a factor sooner rather than later.

  38. Trayveon Williams, RB, Bengals
    Trayveon Williams is an explosive running back with great long-term potential, but he’s currently buried on Cincinnati’s depth chart.

  39. Kelvin Harmon, WR, Redskins
    Kelvin Harmon was a Round 2-3 prospect, but dropped to the sixth frame. Harmon has a chance to be productive in Washington, given the team’s problems at receiver.

  40. Bryce Love, RB, Redskins
    Bryce Love is a long shot to see extensive action this year because of his injuries. He may never be healthy for an extended period of time. If only he didn’t return to school.

  41. Miles Boykin, WR, Ravens
    Miles Boykin will be a nice end-zone target for Lamar Jackson, but the Ravens utilize a run-heavy offense. Boykin doesn’t have much potential in re-draft or dynasty leagues as long as Jackson is the starter.

  42. Daniel Jones, QB, Giants
    Daniel Jones doesn’t project as a viable fantasy quarterback this year or the near future. Jones isn’t overly talented, and he doesn’t have a great supporting cast either. Plus, Eli Manning is still the quarterback for the time being.

  43. Rodney Anderson, RB, Bengals
  44. Darwin Thompson, RB, Chiefs
  45. Myles Gaskin, RB, Dolphins
  46. Tony Pollard, RB, Cowboys
  47. Qadree Ollison, RB, Falcons
  48. Ty Johnson, RB, Lions
  49. Dexter Williams, RB, Packers
  50. Travis Homer, RB, Seahawks
  51. Darius Slayton, WR, Giants
  52. Gary Jennings Jr., WR, Seahawks
  53. Travis Fulgham, WR, Lions
  54. KeeSean Johnson, WR, Cardinals
  55. Juwann Winfree, WR, Broncos
  56. Terry Godwin, WR, Panthers
  57. Drew Sample, TE, Bengals
  58. Trevon Wesco, TE, Jets
  59. Zach Gentry, TE, Steelers
  60. Kerrith Whyte, RB, Bears
  61. Chandler Cox, RB, Dolphins
  62. Marcus Green, WR, Falcons
  63. Scott Miller, WR, Buccaneers
  64. John Ursua, WR, Seahawks
  65. Dillon Mitchell, WR, Vikings
  66. Olabisi Johnson, WR, Vikings
  67. Kaden Smith, TE, 49ers
  68. Alize Mack, TE, Saints
  69. Isaac Nauta, TE, Lions
  70. Tommy Sweeney, TE, Bills
  71. Caleb Wilson, TE, Cardinals
  72. Drew Lock, QB, Broncos
  73. Ryan Finley, QB, Bengals
  74. Will Grier, QB, Panthers
  75. Jarrett Stidham, QB, Patriots
  76. Clayton Thorson, QB, Eagles
  77. Easton Stick, QB, Chargers
  78. Trace McSorley, QB, Ravens
  79. Gardner Minshew, QB, Jaguars

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