Top 50 Dynasty Rookie Rankings for 2019
Rookie Drafts are some of the most exciting times in a dynasty GM’s calendar. Why? Because it is the decisions made here that ultimately set your team up for success or failure down the line. An adept pickup of a young rookie that contributes year one can turn a team around, but conversely, a miss with a high selection can leave a struggling team stranded for several more seasons. In 2019 were once again presented with a myriad of highly touted options to choose from. With immediate production and turnaround value (one season) my main priorities, consider this a guide to how to accrue the most value in your rookie drafts. Present you with my Top 50 Dynasty Rookie Rankings for 2019.
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2019 Dynasty Rookie Rankings
Tier One – Likely Year One Producers 1-5
In superflex drafts, Kyler Murray would be the undisputed 1.01 pick in this draft which is telling in itself. That said I believe that Murray, Jacobs, and Harry are the only can’t miss year one producers available in 2019. Jacobs walks into a voluminous situation not often presented to rookies so quickly in Oakland and Harry has the benefit of a similar situation among NE’s available pass catchers. Montgomery and Sanders may not gain full control of their backfields in week one but should see the lions chare of work come midseason. If safety is your goal in rookie drafts these prospects are the only ones you can be relatively comfortable picking in 2019.
Tier Two – Eye of the Beholder 6-15
Guys like Deebo Samuel, AJ Brown, Noah Fant, and Marquise Brown should step into situations that will provide them with easily projectable volume. Because of that, this group would comprise the safest options in this draft outside of the first tier. In addition to these prospects, likely year two to three breakout candidates like Parris Campbell and JJ Arcega-Whiteside also find themselves here. Even D.K. Metcalf is in with a shout in this section as Baldwin’s departure opens up opportunity that otherwise wouldn’t have been available in that offense. Risky bets like Darrell Henderson round out this group.
Tier Three – Potential Starters & High-Quality Backups 16-27
Cardinals receivers, Drew Lock, Justice Hill, and Dwayne Haskins are the safer values in this section as their roles are a bit more projectable than the others. Lock and Hill may not see the field immediately however, so patience will be required for anyone drafting these players. At this stage, any prognosticating on what these rookies will do in the league is pure speculation at best but there is upside to be found in this group. Shoot your shot and be confident with it. Expect these guys to ride the taxi squad for several seasons before being every week contributors.
Tier Four – Your Guess is as Good as Mine 28-50
The later portion of the second round of this draft is the cutoff point for likely value. For me, tight ends like Dawson Knox and Josh Oliver are the most intriguing options in this tier but there are arguments to be made for Armstead, Ozigbo, and Thompson if injuries occur. The chances of any of these guys ever becoming every week starters are extremely low down here so make the dart throws you feel most comfortable with.
|21||Irv Smith Jr.||MIN||TE||12|
|30||Benny Snell Jr.||PIT||RB||7|
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Etan Mozia has been involved with sports as a whole for over two decades and has written about athletics in some capacity since 2005. Focused primarily on the NFL and EPL, Etan has seen his work featured on sites like FantasyPros, Advanced Sports Logic, and FFD260 among others. Currently, his work is housed on FantraxHQ and FantasyPros. An avid lover of dynasty leagues specifically, you can also listen to him on his podcast, The Dynasty Diagnostic (@DynoDiagnostic), as he breaks down rosters and provides pertinent and practical advice for dynasty squads looking to give their team an edge. Follow him on twitter @EtanMozia.
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