2019 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings (Dynasty)

Updated Aug. 27, 2019

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2019 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Dynasty

  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. 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 if the Bills trade LeSean McCoy.

  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. Darwin Thompson, RB, Chiefs
    Darwin Thompson has been great in training camp, and there’s a legitimate chance that he emerges as Kansas City’s long-term starter at running back.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Justice Hill, RB, Ravens
    Justice Hill has a good chance to play this year. If Mark Ingram gets hurt, Hill could see extensive 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Daniel Jones, QB, Giants
    Daniel Jones has been tremendous in the preseason, and he figures to start at some point in his rookie year.

  12. Damien Harris, RB, Patriots
    Damien Harris was drafted later than expected, and he does not appear to be in an ideal situation, given how crowded New England’s backfield is. However, given that Sony Michel has been hurt, he’s more intriguing than he was earlier.

  13. 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 didn’t do very well in training camp, but he still has long-term potential.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Mecole Hardman, WR, Chiefs
    Tyreek Hill will play, which makes Mecole Hardman more unappealing, as the Chiefs drafted Mecole Hardman to take Hill’s place. Hardman is an explosive player, so you have to love his upside with Patrick Mahomes.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Tony Pollard, RB, Cowboys
    Tony Pollard is a hot name right now because of Ezekiel Elliott’s holdout, but I have a feeling Dallas will give Elliott a huge contract.

  21. 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.

  22. KeeSean Johnson, WR, Cardinals
    KeeSean Johnson has been the best of Arizona’s three rookie receivers, so he has the best chance of producing this season and beyond.

  23. 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.

  24. Irv Smith Jr., TE, Vikings
    Irv Smith Jr. will be a part of Minnesota’s offense as a rookie, but the new contract to Kyle Rudolph limits his upside.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. Parris Campbell, WR, Colts
    Parris Campbell has Percy Harvin-type upside with the ability to go the distance any time he touches the ball. Unfortunately for Campbell, he won’t have a Pro Bowl quarterback throwing to him anymore.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

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

  31. 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.

  32. Dwayne Haskins, QB, Redskins
    Dwayne Haskins is likely to start at some point in 2019, so he has that going for him. The problem is that Haskins lacks a decent supporting cast, so it’s hard to feel optimistic about him from a fantasy perspective.

  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. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

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

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