2014 Dynasty Rookie Rankings May 8, 2014  |  Jeff


The wait is finally over. Almost. The NFL Draft is upon us and we are on the verge of finding out where the 2014 crop of NFL rookies will spend their playing days. More importantly for us fake footballers, we get to find out how our dynasty teams will be impacted by the new, young group of future studs. Our updated Pre-Draft Rookie Rankings are below, as our own Chad Scott and Rich Hribar from The Fake Football Dynasty Department have given their final grades before we find out which rookies will walk into starting roles and which will be stuck in NFL depth chart limbo. Be sure to check back during the draft to find out where the highest rankings future fantasy assets have landed. Looking for more in-depth rookie coverage? Check out our fantasy rookie positional previews:

2014 Pre-Draft Class Evalution: Tight End Edition

2014 Pre-Draft Class Evalution: Running Back Edition

2014 Pre-Draft Class Evalution: Top Six Wide Receivers

2014 Pre-Draft Class Evalution: Wide Receivers – The Other Guys

2014 Pre-Draft Class Evaluation: Quarterbacks

 

2 Responses

  1. Chad says:

    You guys do great work!
    Question: Why the massive jump for McKinnon versus your earlier rankings? Both you and Chad had Crowell and Mason ahead prior and Chad had lots of guys ranked higher.
    I am on the clock at the 3.11 in a 12 team PPR. I had planned to grab Charles Johnson here but with the recent hype train he just went at 3.10.
    I am swimmin in QBs right now but Bridgewater is there as well.
    Would you grab McKinnon and why?
    Thanks

    • Rich says:

      Appreciate it. To the first part, Crowell’s last real test for me was if he was drafted or not. Once he went undrafted, I was really pushed by him and you can find out more of why I believe draft slot (or equity) is important for future success http://thefakefootball.com/draft-aftermath-chasing-waterfalls/.

      As for Mason, he just really ended up in an undesirable location for me that screams he’s going to be a change of pace in the NFL for his rookie contract at the very least.

      McKinnon has been a personal favorite of mine throughout the entire process (evidence here http://thefakefootball.com/2014-pre-draft-class-evaluation-running-back-edition/) so I probably also wore Chad down.

      Then he went in the third round which was huge, and in a great location where he has no competition as the immediate backup sans Zach Line and Matt Asiata, two guys with only a speck of his talent. Factor in that Adrian Peterson will be 29 years old, has 2,200 touches and has missed time in two of the past three seasons, and I’m a buyer.

      I would absolutely squeeze the trigger in the late third of a rookie draft.

      Thanks for reading,

      Cheers.

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