Top 25 Rookie Rankings for Dynasty Drafts
Should take over for the Law Firm soon enough and provide fantasy players with exciting dual threat action. With his three-down potential, Bernard will be a stalwart option in standard and PPR leagues. Insanely explosive cutting ability.Injury Status: Injured Reserve
Finally, finally the Packers have the apparent makings of a ground game. The hard-charging Lacy could total 8-10 touchdowns just falling out of bed. That's especially true now that his likely RB competitors are hurt or faded out of the picture. Looking like a top-20 RB in 2013.Injury Status: Injured Reserve
Overdrafted by the Rams as a top-10 selection, but there is little understated about the dynamic speedster's potential. The slot threat tops this list for leagues that put a premium on kick returner types. It would be nice to see the Rams develop one of their young receivers already. This could be the one.
Strong arguments exist for each of the top-4 rookie RBs, but nobody enters the league in a better scenario than the power-packed Ball. The one-cut runner is a great fit with Peyton Manning and the Broncos. How often will Ball even face a stacked box or three-down middle linebackers with No. 18 taking snaps? Avoiding a lengthy timeshare with Ronnie Hillman is the immediate concern, enough to drop Ball from the top spot on this list.
Sometimes the situation is everything and that's the case for the former Michigan State star, who landed with a typically ball-controlled offense that lacked any semblance of a starting RB. Not the most talented runner, but somebody needs to help Ben Roethlisberger. We know it won't be Mike Wallace or Rashard Mendenhall. It also won't be Bell for the first few weeks of the season as he sits with a foot injury, but long-term job is his if he takes advantage of the situation.
Starts his NFL career opposite the great Andre Johnson. Could surpass AJ as the Texans top WR within two seasons. Should begin helping fantasy owners before that. Last season, the 6-foot-1 target scored 18 touchdowns while hauling in 82 receptions for 1,405 yards at Clemson
We're talking about a raw player with only one season of BCS-level college ball on his resume. We're also talking a physical monster who hauls in passes with ease and takes over Percy Harvin's role.
Tricky call because Eifert is the top TE in this class, yet landed on a team with Jermaine Gresham. On the other hand, Cincinnati lacks a true WR2 and the Bengals appear willing to playing the two tight ends together. If it works out, the former Golden Domer is a potential top-10 fantasy option for several years. Just maybe not until another year or two into the league.Injury Status: Injured Reserve
Talk about your big risers. Went from who's that to entering the season as one of Tom Brady's primary wide receiver options. Plenty of uncertainty exists with his role this season and just how the undrafted receiver will fare, but Thompkins impressed in camp. If he impresses duriung real games, his stock will soar.