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Fantasy Football Dynasty Rookie Rankings

Max Staley
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Rookies can be hit or miss, in both the NFL and fantasy football. However, if you're playing in a dynasty league, rookies are an integral and necessary component to building a successful team.

With that in mind, here are our fantasy football dynasty rookie rankings following post-NFL Draft rookie minicamp.

Fantasy Football Dynasty Rankings

8. Noah Fant, TE, Denver Broncos

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Noah Fant might have been the most athletic tight end available in the 2019 NFL Draft and he has a good shot at earning a starting job with the Denver Broncos. With a blazing 4.50 40-yard dash, Fant could make an impact this coming season but more likely in future seasons, provided the Broncos figure out their quarterback situation.

7. Marquise Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens

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Marquise Brown can flat-out fly, and he could get plenty of opportunity with the Baltimore Ravens. While Baltimore likely won't run a traditional offense with Lamar Jackson at the helm, Brown could instantly become their most explosive WR. Baltimore could use Brown in a variety of ways, and he has the athleticism to make every touch count. By year two or three, he could be a WR1 in fantasy.

6. Miles Sanders, RB, Philadelphia Eagles

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The Philadelphia Eagles drafted Miles Sanders, making him the team's likely Jay Ajayi replacement. The Penn State product looks like an NFL-ready runner, and he could benefit from running behind Philly's elite offensive line. Sanders has the perfect marriage of talent and opportunity to be an impact player this season as well as for the foreseeable future.

5. T.J. Hockenson, TE, Detroit Lions

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T.J. Hockenson was Fant's college teammate, but he distinguished himself as the best all-around TE in the 2019 NFL Draft. Hockenson will step into a Detroit Lions' team completely bereft of tight-end talent, and should get plenty of opportunities from day one. With Hockenson's pass-catching ability, he looks like the clear No. 1 dynasty fantasy football tight end.

4. N'Keal Harry, WR, New England Patriots

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The New England Patriots haven't used a first-round selection on a wide receiver since Terry Glenn in 1996, so it's no surprise N'Keal Harry is such a hot commodity in fantasy football. The big-bodied WR instantly projects as one of Tom Brady's primary targets, and he has a chance to be a dominant red-zone threat as well. As long as Brady remains under center for the Pats, Harry should continue to climb up dynasty fantasy boards.

3. Dwayne Haskins, QB, Washington Redskins

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With Alex Smith sidelined for the majority of the 2019 season, Dwayne Haskins has a chance to start for the Redskins right away. His primary competition for the job is Case Keenum, who was average at best last season. Haskins' college stats were ridiculous, tossing 50 touchdowns to just eight interceptions, and he is one of just two rookie QBs with a potential path to a starting job in Week 1. If Haskins is available in the late rounds of your dynasty draft, he's well worth a 2019 roster spot.

2. Josh Jacobs, RB, Oakland Raiders

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Josh Jacobs has both the talent and opportunity to make an immediate impact in fantasy football. Jon Gruden's fascination with tough, hard-nosed football players is well documented, and Jacobs' powerful running style could be a perfect fit for the Raiders. With a revamped offensive line and good shot at starting in Week 1, Jacobs is the top running back for fantasy football dynasty team owners.

1. Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona Cardinals

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It should come as no surprise that the No. 1 overall pick from the 2019 NFL Draft tops this list. With Josh Rosen out of the picture, Kyler Murray will likely be the Arizona Cardinals' Week 1 starter. Murray figures to benefit from head coach Kliff Kingsbury's innovative Air Raid system, and the QB has the wheels to put up numbers on the ground as well. Running quarterbacks are extremely valuable in fantasy, and Murray might be the best runner to enter the league since Cam Newton, making him a consensus No. 1 choice in fantasy football dynasty rookie rankings.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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