2019 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings (Dynasty)
Updated Aug. 27, 2019
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2019 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Dynasty
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Daniel Jones, QB, Giants
Daniel Jones has been tremendous in the preseason, and he figures to start at some point in his rookie year.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Josh Oliver, TE, Jaguars
Chosen in the third round, Josh Oliver has a chance to start soon. He should develop well with Nick Foles.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ty Johnson, RB, Lions
- John Ursua, WR, Seahawks
- Qadree Ollison, RB, Falcons
- Rodney Anderson, RB, Bengals
- Mike Weber, RB, Cowboys
- Myles Gaskin, RB, Dolphins
- Gary Jennings Jr., WR, Seahawks
- Darius Slayton, WR, Giants
- Terry Godwin, WR, Panthers
- Dexter Williams, RB, Packers
- Travis Homer, RB, Seahawks
- Travis Fulgham, WR, Lions
- Drew Sample, TE, Bengals
- Drew Lock, QB, Broncos
- Trevon Wesco, TE, Jets
- Zach Gentry, TE, Steelers
- Kerrith Whyte, RB, Bears
- Chandler Cox, RB, Dolphins
- Juwann Winfree, WR, Broncos
- Marcus Green, WR, Falcons
- Scott Miller, WR, Buccaneers
- Dillon Mitchell, WR, Vikings
- Olabisi Johnson, WR, Vikings
- Kaden Smith, TE, 49ers
- Alize Mack, TE, Saints
- Isaac Nauta, TE, Lions
- Tommy Sweeney, TE, Bills
- Caleb Wilson, TE, Cardinals
- Jarrett Stidham, QB, Patriots
- Ryan Finley, QB, Bengals
- Will Grier, QB, Panthers
- Easton Stick, QB, Chargers
- Trace McSorley, QB, Ravens
- Clayton Thorson, QB, Eagles
- Gardner Minshew, QB, Jaguars
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