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2016 Dynasty Football Rankings

Updated Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Our Dynasty rankings are predicated on a five year window. To project six seasons long term is unrealistic and not feasible considering the flux of free agency and the injury impact of the NFL. Along with different Dynasty league formatting. we factor individual talent, supporting cast, system, injury history/character concerns, and perceived value in the eyes of Dynasty players.

There is plenty of upside here if we assume Langford will remain the feature back.

27. Jay Ajayi, RB, MIA - Age 23

Excellent shot to be close to a three-down back behind a much-improved offensive line.

28. Matt Forte, RB, NYJ - Age 31

Age is of course a factor. May only have one or two good, but not great years left.

29. Duke Johnson, RB, CLE - Age 23

Looks like a PPR stud. 60+ receptions last year and time to develop as an early down back.
Penchant for big plays and making guys miss. Bound to steal plenty of touches away from LeSean McCoy.

31. Devontae Booker, RB, DEN (R) - Age 24

Booker will push for limited playing time immediately, but Fantasy owners need to relax. Denver paid Anderson for a reason.

32. Matt Jones, WR, FA - Age 33

Redskins are all-in with Jones, yet he only averaged 3.4 ypc. Battled with ball security as well.

33. Charles Sims, RB, TB - Age 26

Played like a starter in a backup's role. Great handcuff to Martin and has some long-term appeal.

34. Kenyan Drake, RB, MIA (R) - Age 23

All-around back with legit three-down upside even as a backup.

35. C.J. Prosise, RB, SEA (R) - Age 22

Begins career as third-down pass-catcher.
36 receptions in his last seven games. Will split time with Justin Forsett next year.
Fell flat and fell well short of high expectations while Devonta Freeman flourished.

38. Chris Ivory, RB, JAX - Age 28

Goal-line vulture and split backfield with Yeldon. Jags overspent with 5-year, $32.5 million deal.
Still has some tread on his tires and performs reliably as a low RB2 or flex.
Huge season in 2015, although four of his nine TDs came in one game. 31 years old, age catching up with him.

41. Ryan Mathews, RB, PHI - Age 29

When healthy, he produces well on a limited carry basis with some PPR contributions. Below-average flex play may be his ceiling.
Took a backseat last year but should see more touches, especially as a pass-catcher moving into third season.

43. Theo Riddick, RB, DET - Age 25

Overachieved last year, yet his 80 receptions is very hard to ignore. A repeat of his 2015 numbers with a bigger rushing totals would move him way up.
The crowded Chiefs backfield puts a damper on his short-term potential.
Waiting his turn behind Jonathan Stewart and didn't provide much with his few chances as a rookie.

46. Arian Foster, RB, FA - Age 30

Biding his time to find the ideal landing spot.
The clear No. 2 after the Cowboys drafted Ezekiel Elliott.

48. Shane Vereen, RB, NYG - Age 27

A great third-down back, but that's all he'll ever be.

49. Jordan Howard, RB, CHI (R) - Age 22

Instant competition to Ka'Deem Carey.
Average at best as an early-down back and now must prove himself to a new coaching staff.