Now that this year's class of rookies has found their new homes, it's time for dynasty managers to start building out their boards for the rookie draft. WR-needy managers are in luck, as 13 receivers came off the board in the first two rounds; the running back group is decent but top-heavy; however, teams in need of quarterback or tight end help could be in trouble.
Here are The Duel's top-25 rankings for the incoming rookie class.
Dynasty Rookie Rankings 2022
1. Breece Hall, RB, New York Jets
The New York Jets are quietly a great landing spot for the best running back in this class, Breece Hall. He might not be a full-time starter right away, but you have to think he'll earn the lion's share of the work over second-year RB Michael Carter. And this offense looks to be on the cusp of a breakout. The offensive line is rock solid, the receiving corps is brimming with top-end young talent, and Zach Wilson did show some flashes. If Wilson takes the next step in his development, Hall has legit top-5 RB potential.
2. Drake London, WR, Atlanta Falcons
Drake London is the most physically imposing receiver in this class, and he's joining an Atlanta Falcons team that will need him to be a target hog from day one. Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder might hold him back as a rookie, but the Falcons should be very much involved in the CJ Stroud/Bryce Young sweepstakes this time next year. Health is the only real concern for London.
3. Jameson Williams, WR, Detroit Lions
Jameson Williams was probably the best WR prospect in this class, but the ACL injury is a concern. And landing with Jared Goff and the Detroit Lions doesn't help, either. But guys with game-breaking speed and the production to match don't come around often. Managers may have to punt on year one with Williams, but if he enters year two healthy and with a new QB, the Alabama wideout could become the best asset in this class.
4. Garrett Wilson, WR, New York Jets
This is another bet on the future of the Jets' offense. Wilson has legit WR1 potential and should form a scary duo with promising second-year wideout Elijah Moore. But you can move Wilson a lot higher or lower on this board depending on how you feel about his quarterback.
5. Treylon Burks, WR, Tennessee Titans
Treylon Burks was drafted to be this team's AJ Brown replacement. That should be a good role for the Arkansas wideout, who has a similar size-speed package to Brown. He has huge target potential in year one, as Robert Woods is pretty much the only other threat in this passing game.
6. Skyy Moore, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
Skyy Moore is an impressive prospect, and he's skyrocketing up boards after landing with the Kansas City Chiefs. Travis Kelce is this team's clear-cut No. 1 option, but Moore is only competing with JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Mecole Hardman for snaps. He has a chance to hit the ground running in year one.
7. Chris Olave, WR, New Orleans Saints
Jameis Winston is not a great real-life quarterback, but he's a phenomenal fantasy QB. And Chris Olave is stepping into a passing game that features Michael Thomas and little else. He see a lot of volume early on in his career, and he's an excellent WR prospect. That's a great combination for dynasty leagues.
8. Kenneth Walker, RB, Seattle Seahawks
Kenneth Walker deserves to be a lot higher on this list on talent alone. But the Seattle Seahawks are a brutal landing spot for a rookie RB. Seattle projects to have one of the worst offenses in the league, and Walker might be the RB3 in a crowded backfield that features 2021 breakout Rashaad Penny and the oft-injured Chris Carson. Mix in the fact that the Seahawks could be playing from behind often, and it's hard to see Walker getting much volume as a rookie.
9. Christian Watson, WR, Green Bay Packers
Christian Watson is a special athlete. He'll also be catching passes from Aaron Rodgers on a Green Bay Packers offense that has virtually no other threats in the passing game. We might be too low on Watson, but he's an unpolished prospect right now.
10. James Cook, RB, Buffalo Bills
James Cook will be playing behind Devin Singletary on one of the best offenses in the league. If Singletary goes down, Cook has a chance to be a force as a rookie. He's not the prospect that his brother Dalvin was, but Cook can make an impact as both a rusher and a pass-catcher.
11. George Pickens, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
12. Alec Pierce, WR, Indianapolis Colts
13. Dameon Pierce, RB, Houston Texans
14. Rachaad White, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15. Jahan Dotson, WR, Washington Commanders
16. David Bell, WR, Cleveland Browns
17. Trey McBride, TE, Arizona Cardinals
18. Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers
19. Malik Willis, QB, Tennessee Titans
20. John Metchie, WR, Houston Texans
21. Wan'Dale Robinson, WR, New York Giants
22. Jalen Tolbert, WR, Dallas Cowboys
23. Isaiah Spiller, RB, Los Angeles Chargers
24. Brian Robinson Jr., RB, Washington Commanders
25. Jelani Woods, TE, Indianapolis Colts
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