Updated May 9, 2020
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- Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Chiefs
Clyde Edwards-Helaire will have to jump Damien Williams on the depth chart at some point, but he should see plenty of action in the meantime, especially on passing downs. Edwards-Helaire's touchdown total will be high once he becomes the full-time starter.
- D'Andre Swift, RB, Lions
D'Andre Swift was chosen three selections after Clyde Edwards-Helaire, but I like him better than the new Kansas City back for the short term. I think Swift is a better runner than Edwards-Helaire, and it seems as though he should have an easier time beating Kerryon Johnson than Edwards-Helaire with Damien Williams.
- Jonathan Taylor, RB, Colts
Marlon Mack is a solid running back, so it might take some time for Jonathan Taylor to eclipse him on the depth chart. It'll happen eventually though, and Taylor's outlook seems great considering how good Indianapolis' offensive line is.
- CeeDee Lamb, WR, Cowboys
I had CeeDee Lamb rated slightly lower than Jerry Jeudy, but Lamb's situation is much better than Jeudy's, at least at the moment. Lamb plays in a high-powered offense, so he's the top fantasy rookie receiver.
- Jerry Jeudy, WR, Broncos
Jerry Jeudy is the best route runner to come into the NFL in a long time, so I think he'll be productive instantly. Drew Lock is still raw, however, so that could drag Jeudy's potential. That said, Lock could emerge in his second season, and if so, Jeudy will be a very good fantasy option in his rookie campaign.
- J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ravens
J.K. Dobbins will play behind Mark Ingram in 2020 and maybe 2021, but he should eventually emerge as the starter. He's a much better option in keeper and dynasty leagues as a result.
- Cam Akers, RB, Rams
Cam Akers has a good chance to become the Rams' starting running back, as his competition is rather weak. Unfortunately for Akers, the blocking in front of him is rather poor.
- Justin Jefferson, WR, Vikings
Justin Jefferson is an outstanding receiver who fits well into Minnesota's offense. If he starts immediately in the slot, his fantasy production in his rookie season should be very high. He should be the No. 2 option in the passing game in 2020.
- Jalen Reagor, WR, Eagles
Jalen Reagor is raw, but he has great upside with his speed and downfield play-making ability. Plus, he'll be playing with Carson Wentz, so there's potential for a big rookie season if he can develop quickly.
- Henry Ruggs, WR, Raiders
Henry Ruggs is a dynamic speed threat, but also happens to be a raw receiver. It's difficult to imagine him having a big rookie year, especially with Derek Carr's reluctance to take downfield shots. Ruggs' outlook is brighter in the long term.
- Joe Burrow, QB, Bengals
Joe Burrow is on the fantasy map right away because of his scrambling ability. He also has a nice supporting cast, assuming A.J. Green can take the field. As with all rookie quarterbacks, his outlook will be brighter in the future.
- Ke'Shawn Vaughn, RB, Buccaneers
I fear a frustrating backfield rotation with Ronald Jones, but if Ke'Shawn Vaughn can become the primary back, he'll challenge to be one of the top rookies in 2020.
- Laviska Shenault, WR, Jaguars
Laviska Shenault was once considered a top-10 prospect, but injuries derailed his draft stock. If he can stay healthy, he can become a dominant receiver, especially in 2021 if Trevor Lawrence joins the team.
- Denzel Mims, WR, Jets
Denzel Mims has great downfield play-making ability, so he should be a good replacement for Robby Anderson in the Jets' offense. It shouldn't surprise anyone if Mims becomes one of the better receivers in the class.
- Darrynton Evans, RB, Titans
Derrick Henry handled 380 carries in 2019, including the playoffs. That's a heavy workload, and thus Henry is at risk for being injured this season. If s, Darrynton Evans would then become an RB2.
- Michael Pittman Jr., WR, Colts
Michael Pittman Jr. should become Philip Rivers' No. 2 receiver in his rookie year, so he could do well in 2020. Rivers, of course, won't be around very long, so it's tough to gauge what Pittman's long-term outlook will be.
- Brandon Aiyuk, WR, 49ers
The 49ers traded up for Brandon Aiyuk, but I'm not in love with his fantasy outlook. He'll be playing in a run-heavy offense, and he'll be behind George Kittle and Deebo Samuel in the target pecking order.
- Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Dolphins
Tua Tagovailoa may not be able to play in his rookie year because of his hip injury. He should only be considered in keeper/dynasty leagues, but he has a bright outlook.
- Anthony McFarland, RB, Steelers
Anthony McFarland doesn't have great competition at running back, so it wouldn't be the craziest thing if he emerged as the starter at some point in his rookie year.
- Joshua Kelley, RB, UCLA
Joshua Kelley has a chance to become the Chargers' lead back on early downs, though he would still split the workload with Austin Ekeler.
- Zack Moss, RB, Bills
Zack Moss will be Devin Singletary's direct backup to start. If Singletary gets hurt, Moss will have RB2 appeal.
- K.J. Hamler, WR, Broncos
K.J. Hamler is a dynamic downfield threat, but it may take him a year or so to develop into a viable fantasy option.
- Lynn Bowden, RB, Raiders
The Raiders are listing Lynn Bowden as a running back rather than a receiver. He'll play on third downs, but he'll really stand to benefit if Josh Jacobs were to suffer an injury.
- Chase Claypool, WR, Steelers
Chase Claypool is currently Pittsburgh's No. 4 receiver, so it might be some time until he contributes.
- Devin Duvernay, WR, Ravens
Devin Duvernay figures to be Baltimore's slot receiver as a rookie. He won't face much competition, so he could contribute well as a rookie.
- Tee Higgins, WR, Bengals
It's fair to wonder if Tee Higgins can separate from NFL coverage. I'm not very bullish on his NFL outlook, despite him being paired with Joe Burrow.
- Adam Trautman, TE, Saints
Adam Trautman has long-term upside, as he'll replace Jared Cook in a year or two.
- Cole Kmet, TE, Bears
Cole Kmet likely won't see too many targets until 2021, but he could become a solid TE1 in fantasy.
- Devin Asiasi, TE, Patriots
Devin Asiasi has a good chance to be New England's starting tight end as a rookie. The inexperienced Jarrett Stidham could utilize him frequently.
- A.J. Dillon, RB, Packers
- La'Michael Perine, RB, Jets
- DeeJay Dallas, RB, Seahawks
- Bryan Edwards, WR, Raiders
- Van Jefferson, WR, Rams
- Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Redskins
- Justin Herbert, QB, Chargers
- Eno Benjamin, WR, Cardinals
- Tyler Johnson, WR, Buccaneers
- Quez Watkins, WR, Eagles
- John Hightower, WR, Eagles
- James Proche, WR, Ravens
- Thaddeus Moss, TE, Redskins
- K.J. Hill, WR, Chargers
- Jordan Love, QB, Packers
- Darnell Mooney, WR, Bears
- Gabriel Davis, WR, Bills
- Isaiah Coulter, WR, Texans
- Antonio Gibson, RB, Redskins
- Raymond Calais, RB, Buccaneers
- Jason Huntley, RB, Lions
- Malcolm Perry, RB, Dolphins
- Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Broncos
- Dalton Keene, TE, Patriots
- Collin Johnson, WR, Jaguars
- Quintez Cephus, WR, Lions
- Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Browns
- Dezmon Patmon, WR, Colts
- Freddie Swain, WR, Seahawks
- K.J. Osborn, WR, Vikings
- Isaiah Hodgins, WR, Bills
- Jauan Jennings, WR, 49ers
- Tyrie Cleveland, WR, Broncos
- James Morgan, QB, Jets
- Tyler Davis, TE, Jaguars
- Harrison Bryant, TE, Browns
- Colby Parkinson, TE, Seahawks
- Brycen Hopkins, TE, Rams
- Stephen Sullivan, TE, Seahawks
- Jacob Eason, QB, Colts
- Jalen Hurts, QB, Eagles
- Tommy Stevens, QB, Saints
- Jake Luton, QB, Jaguars
- Jake Fromm, QB, Bills
- Ben DiNucci, QB, Cowboys
- Cole McDonald, QB, Titans
- Nate Stanley, QB, Vikings
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