3 Rookies Worth a Late-Round Pick in Fantasy Football Ahead of 2019 NFL Season

Mike Esposito
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NFL rookies often struggle to make a massive fantasy impact during their first season in the league, unless they're transcendent talents. However, there are a few largely unheralded players that could have breakout seasons as rookies in 2019.

With that in mind, here are three NFL rookies worthy of a late-round flier in fantasy football drafts.

3. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

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The Philadelphia Eagles have a deep receiving corps, but J.J. Arcega-Whiteside has some serious potential. The 6-foot-3 receiver out of Stanford could instantly become a red-zone threat thanks to his massive frame. It may take a little time for Arcega-Whiteside to fully acclimate himself to the NFL, but his usage in the red zone could make him a touchdown-dependent WR3 as a rookie.

2. Andy Isabella, WR, Arizona Cardinals

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Andy Isabella could be in for a huge fantasy season if he builds chemistry with Arizona Cardinals' QB Kyler Murray. The UMass product is being projected as Arizona's WR3 heading into minicamp and he has the right tools contribute early on. Isabella's blazing 4.31 speed should be used to full effect in Kliff Kingsbury's Air Raid offense, and Murray is more than capable of finding him deep. While he may not see a ton of volume initially, Isabella could make enough big plays to finish as a top-30 fantasy WR.

1. Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills

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He'll be competing in a crowded backfield during training camp, but Devin Singletary could end up as the Bills' top running back by the end of the season. LeSean McCoy has been a prime cut candidate for most of the offseason and Frank Gore can only stave off Father Time for so long. If either veteran back is released or fails to live up to expectations, Singletary could get the first crack at the starting gig. Singletary could produce as a low-end RB2 if he earns the starting job this season.

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