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    Dynasty Rookie Rankings 2024: Where Do Caleb Williams, Marvin Harrison Jr., and Malik Nabers Rank?

    With the NFL season fast approaching, where in our dynasty rookie rankings do the top options sit ahead of drafts?

    The 2024 NFL Draft is now well in the rearview mirror, which means that dynasty fantasy football drafts are happening over the course of the next couple of months leading up to the season.

    We need to be prepared, and there’s a lot to dissect from the action over the course of the three days of the draft. With that in mind, here are my latest dynasty rookie rankings.

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    1) Caleb Williams, QB, Chicago Bears

    We’ve been talking about this landing spot for former USC QB Caleb Williams for quite a while now, so nothing should be new or different here. He was the No. 1 overall selection in Superflex rookie drafts before the NFL Draft, and he’s still it after due to his talent level and the fact that he’ll get to play with WRs DJ Moore, Keenan Allen, and another top-10 NFL Draft pick right out of the gate.

    It’s very rare that rookie QBs can enter the NFL and be considered top 15 fantasy football assets, but the surrounding situation — and existing talent — puts Williams into the must-have territory at the top of rookie drafts.

    If you need a QB, don’t overthink it here at the top.

    2) Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Arizona Cardinals

    There were debates over whether or not Marvin Harrison Jr.’s pre-draft process, where he chose not to participate in any of the NFL Combine testing or drills, would have an effect on his draft stock. The answer to that question was an emphatic no, as he was the first non-QB selected in the 2024 NFL Draft, and he landed in a great spot for fantasy football.

    We’ve seen what QB Kyler Murray can do for offensive weapons from a fantasy standpoint in the past, and Harrison is going to be his go-to receiving option right away. Even with players like Trey McBride, Michael Wilson, etc.

    Harrison will likely see a 25% target share as early as Week 1. There’s a strong possibility that he will be a top-12 fantasy WR in 2024.

    3) Jayden Daniels, QB, Washington Commanders

    This seemed like a certainty going into the 2024 NFL Draft, but Jayden Daniels is now officially the leading man for the Washington Commanders’ offense, which features some pretty solid playmakers.

    Kliff Kingsbury’s offense was favorable for a rushing quarterback previously in Arizona with Kyler Murray, and the weapons should be good enough to help Daniels get off on the right foot.

    He’ll certainly need to work on protecting himself and not taking as many big hits as he did at the college level, but the rushing upside is through the roof. If you’re in need of a QB, Daniels is in consideration for the No. 2 overall pick over Harrison.

    4) Malik Nabers, WR, New York Giants

    There are people who don’t love the landing spot for former LSU WR Malik Nabers. While I can’t say that I’m in love with it either, there’s absolutely the potential for Nabers to make an immediate high-level impact for fantasy football with his athleticism.

    Daniel Jones has his limitations, but he is an accurate QB who can get the ball into the hands of his playmakers. In a wide-open depth chart, Nabers should walk in and command over 100 targets easily in Year 1, and he has the talent to make those count.

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    If New York can upgrade at QB going into 2025 and beyond, Nabers has the talent to be viewed as a top-five dynasty WR.

    5) J.J. McCarthy, QB, Minnesota Vikings

    Daniels, J.J. McCarthy, and Drake Maye were all in one tier for me going into the 2024 NFL Draft, but McCarthy was No. 3 in that grouping. That’s now switched as we know the landing spot for McCarthy — but more specifically Maye — and that he’ll be coached by Kevin O’Connell and get to throw to players like Justin Jefferson, Jordan Addison, and T.J. Hockenson.

    McCarthy is a solid fit for this scheme, and we should see him hit the field sooner rather than later, with Sam Darnold as his only true competition. There may be some bumps along the way as he learns, but he has the potential to be a rock-solid QB2 for your Superflex roster.

    6) Rome Odunze, WR, Chicago Bears

    Is Rome Odunze going to be a high-level contributor for fantasy football in Year 1 with Moore and Allen above him on the depth chart? Probably not. However, in dynasty, you draft talent more so than situation.

    Environments change quickly in the NFL, and Odunze could easily be the No. 2 option in one of the league’s better offenses very soon, with Allen unlikely to stick around for 2025 and beyond.

    If Williams can reach the ceiling we all think he can as a QB, Odunze could wind up being an absolute star for fantasy football down the line.

    7) Drake Maye, QB, New England Patriots

    Maye’s landing spot is rough on paper. The New England Patriots don’t exactly boast a top-tier receiving corps right now, and the offensive line is a bit of a work in progress. Additionally, the presence of one of the better backup QBs in the league, Jacoby Brissett, could allow the team to sit Maye for the majority of the 2024 NFL season and let him learn behind the scenes before being thrown to the wolves.

    Maye is still going to be worth taking early in Superflex rookie drafts because of his talent level and because of the draft capital, but there’s a wide range of outcomes for him with this landing spot. You just simply need to be prepared to embrace those outcomes before you hit the draft button.

    8) Brock Bowers, TE, Las Vegas Raiders

    There’s an argument to be made that Brock Bowers should go off the board before this point, but the landing spot of Las Vegas doesn’t exactly indicate to me that Bowers should be a top-five Superflex rookie pick now.

    The QB play in 2024 will be suspect and he’s got some serious competition for targets with Davante Adams in town.

    Additionally, how does Vegas solve their QB conundrum in 2025 and beyond to help push Bowers into the top tier of dynasty TEs? The landing spot was good, but not as great as it could have been in some other situations.

    9) Ladd McConkey, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

    You may be able to get Los Angeles Chargers WR Ladd McConkey a bit later than this in your dynasty rookie draft. If so, potentially look to take advantage of the board and move back a bit to acquire some extra draft capital. However, if you can’t, I am absolutely content taking McConkey here at the 1.09 in a Superflex rookie draft.

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    He was my WR4 going into the NFL Draft, and he’ll remain here after learning that he’ll be Justin Herbert’s WR1 as early as Week 1 of this season. Joshua Palmer and Quentin Johnston are his main competition for targets, and McConkey is already a better route-runner and separator than both of them.

    10) Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

    Xavier Worthy is absolutely the biggest riser in my rankings from before the NFL Draft to now. That’s what getting to play with Patrick Mahomes can do for a player.

    Worthy has the speed and athleticism to be a week-winning option for fantasy lineups, but he’ll present a lower floor due to his role at points. If you have a roster that can absorb some of the projected volatility, Worthy’s worth taking at this spot due to the upside.

    11) Brian Thomas Jr., WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

    Brian Thomas Jr. was a bit further down the WR rankings for me going into the NFL Draft due to the wide range of outcomes with his skill set. He has the ability to be an elite deep threat, but his route-running refinement needs a lot of work before he can be considered a WR1 for an NFL franchise.

    He’ll have some big weeks in Year 1, but we shouldn’t be expecting a league-winning option right away. If you can afford to be patient with him, given the state of your roster, he’s worth taking here.

    12) Keon Coleman, WR, Buffalo Bills

    I didn’t know what to do with Keon Coleman after evaluating his All-22 film. He’s an incredibly talented WR, but his style of play is something that the NFL has told us it doesn’t value as highly anymore.

    However, we now know that Coleman was taken at the top of the second round of this draft and that he landed in one of the best situations for fantasy football with the Buffalo Bills and Josh Allen.

    Coleman won’t be an elite option within the structure of the designed play, but when Allen starts to scramble, he’ll immediately start looking for the big-bodied rookie, and Coleman has the potential to make a high-level impact in fantasy football.

    13) Trey Benson, RB, Arizona Cardinals

    It’s odd not to have an RB in the top 12 of Superflex dynasty rookie rankings, but this class left a lot to be desired. In my eyes, the top prospect at the position coming into the NFL Draft was Trey Benson from Florida State, and he got a solid landing spot and draft capital with Arizona at the top of the third round.

    He won’t be handed the keys to the kingdom right away in Arizona with James Conner still in town, but Conner hasn’t exactly been the model of health and durability over the course of his NFL career.

    We could see Benson as the starting option in a much-improved offense this season, and his talent level is worthy of betting on for the payoff in 2025 and beyond.

    14) Jonathon Brooks, RB, Carolina Panthers

    It’ll be a matter of preference for which RB goes off the board first in your dynasty rookie draft, but my pre-draft rankings affect the order here. Jonathon Brooks is a fantastic athlete who has the ability to rattle off some highlight reel plays when he’s fully healthy, which certainly makes him an appealing option in a dynasty.

    However, it’s worth noting that Brooks is coming off of an ACL tear late in the college football season that could land him on the PUP list to begin 2024. Even when he does come back, we’ve seen that RBs typically need a full year removed from an ACL injury before they’re back to the same level of explosiveness that they had beforehand.

    You’re obviously leaning into the long game with dynasty, but value needs to enter into the equation. If Brooks doesn’t meet the lofty expectations fantasy managers are placing on him right out of the gate, his value will slowly start to dip, and he’ll become available via trade for a cheaper cost than a first-round draft pick.

    It might be worth exploring a strategy of targeting a player that has a better chance to return value right away when you’re on the clock and then attempting to trade for Brooks halfway through the year if you are truly intent on getting him onto your dynasty squad.

    15) Michael Penix Jr., QB, Atlanta Falcons

    The selection of Michael Penix Jr. in the top 10 of the 2024 NFL Draft will remain one of the most puzzling decisions in the league for a long time.

    It may be 2026 or 2027 by the time that we see Penix finally take control of the offense in Atlanta after Kirk Cousins’ contract becomes manageable to move off of, but he’ll be 26 or 27 years old by that point.

    The talent level is there for him to be a fantasy football force, especially if the weapons in Atlanta stick around, but you’re going to have to be supremely patient with him if you do wind up adding the former University of Washington QB.

    At this point of the draft, in a Superflex format, it’s worth the payoff down the line. However, I wouldn’t be shocked if he falls much farther than this in your league.

    16) Xavier Legette, WR, Carolina Panthers

    Xavier Legette was one of my favorite prospects going into the 2024 NFL Draft process. His movement ability at his size, combined with his top-end speed, signaled that he could be a nightmare for opposing NFL DBs right out of the gate.

    He’s certainly raw and has areas of his game that he needs to work on, but the amount of upside he presents doesn’t come around very often.

    The Panthers’ offense was a trainwreck in 2023, but with Diontae Johnson and Legette now in town to pair with veteran wideout Adam Thielen, Bryce Young has what he needs to elevate this offense into more scoring opportunities.

    17) Bo Nix, QB, Denver Broncos

    Should Bo Nix have gone later in the 2024 NFL Draft than the No. 12 overall selection? Probably. However, the Denver Broncos had a massive need for the position, and Nix fits what Sean Payton looks for in a QB as a fast processor and good decision-maker. They had to pull the trigger when they did.

    He’s certainly in the conversation to be ranked higher than Penix in Superflex rookie drafts due to the likelihood that he starts as early as Week 1 of the 2024 NFL season. However, my pre-draft evaluations on Nix weren’t exactly rosy, which means that we need to balance immediate impact versus longevity.

    If you need a QB2/QB3 option for your Superflex roster now, Nix will produce in some fashion for your roster. There are just questions regarding how long he will stick around in the NFL if he isn’t able to produce at an elite level.

    18) Ricky Pearsall, WR, San Francisco 49ers

    It feels odd to have a first-round NFL WR here in the middle of the second round of rookie rankings, but Ricky Pearsall has plenty of obstacles standing in his way in order for him to be able to contribute.

    First, in his own position group, Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel are entrenched as high-level starters who will be the first options QB Brock Purdy looks to go to on a passing play. Additionally, the 49ers just re-signed Jauan Jennings, who is one of the better blocking WRs in the NFL right now.

    Christian McCaffrey and George Kittle still present a massive threat for targets in the passing game, which will limit the looks that Pearsall supposedly will get this season.

    He’s a fantastic talent, and he was most likely drafted by San Francisco to replace either Aiyuk or Samuel in 2025, but that’s a long time to wait for a player to perform if you draft him as a late-first- or early-second-round dynasty rookie pick.

    19) Adonai Mitchell, WR, Indianapolis Colts

    Adonai Mitchell was a top-five WR for me coming into the 2024 NFL Draft, but the landing spot — and draft capital — bumped him down these rankings slightly.

    There’s still no denying the high-level talent and what Mitchell can do when he’s on, yet a crowded offense that’s going to skew run-heavy isn’t exactly favorable for a rookie wideout from a fantasy football standpoint.

    With Michael Pittman Jr. re-signed to a contract extension, Jonathan Taylor out of the backfield commanding targets, and Josh Downs showing signs of promise as a rookie last year, it’s hard to envision Mitchell seeing enough volume week in and week out to be a viable starter. If he had landed in a different spot, there’s a possibility that he could have been a first-round pick in my rankings.

    However, with this offense potentially going to hover around 28-30 pass attempts per game this season, it’s difficult to see a path where Mitchell is someone you can slot into your lineup on a weekly basis. If you do end up drafting him, you’re taking a chance on his talent and hoping the rest sorts itself out later.

    20) Jermaine Burton, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

    There was a point in the offseason when my aggressive ranking on Jermaine Burton was controversial. However, the longer the offseason has gone, Burton has steadily risen up consensus rankings and is now one of the more coveted options outside of the first round.

    There’s simply no denying Burton’s talent level when you put on the tape. He would easily have been viewed as a top-five talent in this loaded WR class if there weren’t character concerns that followed him in college at both Alabama and Georgia.

    Regardless, the Bengals were clearly comfortable with the person as they selected Burton with the No. 80 overall selection in the 2024 NFL Draft, and he has a chance to make an immediate impact in this high-octane offense.

    With Tee Higgins still the center of trade rumors, Burton could be the No. 2 WR as early as this season. At worst, he’ll be the starting slot WR for Joe Burrow in his rookie year.

    Even if Higgins stays on the roster and hits free agency in 2025, though, Burton’s likely going to step into that role next year and moving forward. As long as he can assimilate into the Bengals’ culture and not cause any headaches, Burton’s got an insane upside for fantasy football.

    21) Troy Franklin, WR, Denver Broncos

    It certainly wasn’t encouraging to see Troy Franklin slide down the board as the 2024 NFL Draft continued on, but he landed in the best possible situation in that scenario reuniting with his former college QB in Denver.

    Franklin’s an incredibly explosive and fast WR who can win underneath with his quick first step. He can also open things up for an entire offense by threatening deep vertically, just like Will Fuller did for the Houston Texans several years ago.

    Franklin won’t be a target hog in this Denver offense, but if you miss out on someone like Xavier Worthy or Brian Thomas Jr. in the first round of your draft as an option to supercharge your lineup any given week, Franklin’s a solid consolation prize.

    22) Ray Davis, RB, Buffalo Bills

    Ray Davis was one of my sleepers going into the 2024 NFL Draft, and he landed in a perfect situation for his skill set to translate to solid fantasy football production. Davis is a fantastic complement to James Cook, and the two of them together should form a solid duo alongside QB Josh Allen in the Bills’ backfield.

    Davis’ size and compact running style make him a good fit for what the Bills have been looking for over the past several years: a reliable goal-line threat.

    They’ve tried to make it work with players like Leonard Fournette or Latavius Murray, but Davis brings an element to this offense that those players simply didn’t at the respective stages of their careers.

    23) Blake Corum, RB, Los Angeles Rams

    Blake Corum was an incredibly efficient and effective college RB at the University of Michigan. He was a big reason why that program was so productive over the past couple of years, and he should stick around NFL rosters for a long time due to his ability to do all the little things right.

    His size limitations make it unlikely he’ll ever be in a featured role in an NFL backfield. However, Corum could still work his way into fantasy viability if Kyren Williams were to ever miss time with an injury, and that’s worth adding as a depth option here at the tail end of the second round of rookie drafts.

    24) Ja’Lynn Polk, WR, New England Patriots

    Ja’Lynn Polk stood out to me in pre-draft scouting as a player who does everything well, but he doesn’t necessarily have one elite trait to hang his hat on. We’ve seen numerous players that fall into that classification, though, be incredibly productive for fantasy football throughout the years.

    Polk may never put up numbers like Justin Jefferson or Ja’Marr Chase. However, in an offense that has a wide-open depth chart right now, there’s a chance he sees over 90 targets in his rookie campaign and could be a solid and reliable WR2/WR3 for your dynasty roster.

    25) Roman Wilson, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

    There were a lot of people who were substantially higher on Roman Wilson going into the NFL Draft than I was, but I still liked him as a high-level slot receiver who simply knows how to get open and reel in everything thrown his way.

    The Pittsburgh Steelers landing spot threw a bit of cold water on the hype surrounding Wilson, though. Moving forward, he finds himself catching passes from either Russell Wilson or Justin Fields in what figures to be one of the most run-heavy offenses the league will boast in 2024 under Arthur Smith.

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    Wilson’s stature doesn’t exactly profile as the No. 2 outside WR that’s going to be asked to block routinely while the Steelers run the ball into the ground, so he’s likely only going to come onto the field when the offense goes into three WR sets. Under Smith, that’s unlikely to happen a ton, and Wilson could be held back from a fantasy standpoint simply due to the offense that he landed in.

    The talent is there for him to be a target machine in the middle of the field, but the situation may prevent us from seeing that anytime soon.

    26) Jaylen Wright, RB | MIA
    27) Malachi Corley, WR | NYJ
    28) Mar’Shawn Lloyd, RB | GB
    29) Braelon Allen, RB | NYJ
    30) Javon Baker, WR | NE
    31) Luke McCaffrey, WR | WAS
    32) Audric Estime, RB | DEN
    33) Bucky Irving, RB | TB
    34) Spencer Rattler, QB | NO
    35) Jalen McMillan, WR | TB
    36) Ben Sinnott, TE | WAS
    37) Ja’Tavion Sanders, TE | CAR
    38) Will Shipley, RB | PHI
    39) Devontez Walker, WR | BAL
    40) Malik Washington, WR | MIA
    41) Kimani Vidal, RB | LAC
    42) Rasheen Ali, RB | BAL
    43) Isaac Guerendo, RB | SF
    44) Jacob Cowing, WR | SF
    45) Johnny Wilson, WR | PHI
    46) Isaiah Davis, RB | NYJ
    47) Tyrone Tracy Jr., RB | NYG
    48) Dylan Laube, RB | LV
    49) Theo Johnson, TE | NYG
    50) Cade Stover, TE | HOU

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