3 Late-Round Rookie Sleepers for 2022 Dynasty Leagues
By Max Staley
The 2022 NFL Draft is in the books. Thirteen wide receivers and three running backs went in the first two rounds, so dynasty managers looking to load up at either position are in luck. But the QB- or TE-needy teams might need to explore the trade market to find the savior they're looking for, as there were a combined two quarterbacks and tight ends selected in the top-70 picks.
Dynasty Rookie Sleepers 2022
But the savviest dynasty managers know the draft doesn't end after the first two rounds. There's always plenty of value to be had down the stretch. After listing Elijah Mitchell, fantasy's RB13 on a per-game basis, as our No. 1 post-draft sleeper last year, here are three late-round rookie sleepers to target in 2022 dynasty leagues.
Honorable Mention: Keontae Ingram, RB, Arizona Cardinals (Round 6; Pick No. 201)
Tyrion Davis-Price Dynasty
3. Tyrion Davis-Price, RB, San Francisco 49ers (Round 3; Pick No. 93): A 6-foot, 211-pound running back, Tyrion Davis-Price ran a 4.48 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. Kyle Shanahan loves big backs that can move like that, as we saw with Elijah Mitchell last year. Speaking of Mitchell, the rookie missed a ton of time in 2021, and fellow first-year RB Trey Sermon seems to have fallen out of favor in SF. If Mitchell goes down again, Tyrion of House Davis-Price could be crowned king of the 49ers' backfield.
Rachaad White Dynasty
2. Rachaad White, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Round 3; Pick No. 91): Rachaad White has a very similar physical profile to Davis-Price. They've got identical height and 40-yard dash times, and White is only three pounds heavier than Davis-Price. He'll be competing with Ke'Shawn Vaughn for backup duties in Tampa Bay after putting up 1,456 yards from scrimmage and 16 total touchdowns in his final collegiate season. White might be one Leonard Fournette injury away from fantasy relevance as a rookie.
Jalen Tolbert Dynasty
1. Jalen Tolbert, WR, Dallas Cowboys (Round 3; Pick No. 88): It's still very early in the process, but Jalen Tolbert appears to be one of the few mid-to-late-round rookies with a legit shot at earning a starting role from day one. Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson are both gone, and they'll leave a combined 165 vacated targets in their wake. Dallas didn't make many notable free-agent additions at WR, and Tolbert was the Cowboys' highest-drafted offensive player. The 6-foot-1 WR ran a 4.49 40-yard dash and has a shot to start for an elite passing attack if he can beat out James Washington. That's exactly the type of player you want to target in the later rounds.