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NFL Rookies with the Best Situations for Fantasy Purposes

NFL Rookies with the Best Situations for Fantasy Purposes
Can Paul Perkins become the Giants' early-down back this season?

Can Paul Perkins become the Giants’ early-down back this season?

The 2016 NFL Draft concluded last Saturday and now it is time to examine how some of the players fit in their new system. From a fantasy football perspective, sometimes a less talented player in a more ideal situation can be more valuable to you. Let’s go ahead and take a look at some players that landed in excellent fantasy football situations.

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Carson Wentz (QB – PHI)
Jared Goff may have been the most talented quarterback in this year’s draft. However, there is no question that Wentz is in a better situation in Philadelphia.

Wentz is behind a decent offensive line and has a couple of solid weapons he can throw to in Jordan Matthews and Zach Ertz. Wentz could be a matchup dependent bye week replacement in redraft leagues and a good stash in dynasty leagues.

Ezekiel Elliott (RB – DAL)
It is difficult to imagine a better fit in the draft than Elliott to the Cowboys. Elliott is the most talented skill position player in the draft and he will get to run behind the best offensive line in the league. A lot of experts already have him coming off of the board as a top five overall pick in redraft leagues and he is by far the best rookie to target in dynasty leagues.

Paul Perkins (RB – NYG)
Perkins was a great late-round pick by the Giants. Perkins is an elusive running back with great vision and the ability to make defenders miss in tight spaces. It would not be surprising if Perkins eventually became the early-down running back for the Giants, given the unappealing options that they currently have.

Perkins is a better dynasty stash than redraft option. However, he is one name to keep on your watch list during this upcoming season.

Josh Doctson (WR – WAS)
Doctson may have been the third wide receiver off of the board in this year’s draft. However, most people ranked Doctson as their No. 1 receiver going into the draft.

With an injury prone DeSean Jackson and an ineffective Pierre Garçon, Doctson has an opportunity to compete with Jordan Reed for the most targets in this offense. It also helps that Jackson and Garçon will both be free agents at the end of the 2016 season.

Corey Coleman (WR – CLE)
Coleman is another solid wide receiver that landed in a decent spot. Before drafting Coleman, the Browns did not have any legitimate receiving options, other than Gary Barnidge. Coleman should be a target hog in this offense and has great speed that should allow him to take the top off of the defense.

Laquon Treadwell (WR – MIN)
Treadwell is a good possession wide receiver who really excels on the short underneath routes. He doesn’t have the speed to be a great deep threat for Teddy Bridgewater. However, he should be a solid red zone target in this Vikings offense that is lacking dependable receiving options.

Henry Hunter (TE – SD)
Hunter landed in a great spot with the Chargers, considering that Antonio Gates is in the last year of his contract and Ladarius Green left for Pittsburgh. Henry did not drop a single pass in his final season of college and should be dependable target for Philip Rivers right out of the gate.

Austin Hooper (TE – ATL)
One could argue that Hooper landed in an even better spot than Hunter did. Outside of Julio Jones, the Falcons do not have a dependable second receiver. Hooper should see a high percentage of snaps out of the gate for the Falcons, since he is a good blocker and receiver.

Kaz Kalita is a correspondent at FantasyPros. You can find more of Kaz’s work at DraftStars.net, and you can follow him draftstars_kaz.

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