Bobby Sylvester’s Dynasty Rookie Draft Rankings

by Bobby Sylvester | @bobbyfantasypro | Featured Writer
May 2, 2019

Andrew Luck’s second wide receiver for 2019 hasn’t been decided yet

The NFL Draft is complete which means fantasy football season has begun. No, not for those lightweights in the standard redraft leagues, but for you all who are doing it right be competing in 20+ player roster dynasty formats. Today, I’ll give you my top 60 to help prepare you for your upcoming drafts. We’ll get to the rankings in a moment, but first I’ll tell you about four players I am especially bullish on compared to the consensus. You can bet I’ll have plenty of exposure to each.

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Parris Campbell (WR – IND)
Prior to the draft, someone asked me on Twitter who my 1.1 was going to by for dynasty drafts. I told him “Whatever wide receiver the Colts selected in the second round. Low and behold, they grabbed Campbell. Now, I obviously didn’t plan for my favorite wideout, N’Keal Harry, landing with Tom Brady, nor did I forecast Isaiah Crowell tearing his achillies to open up a path to 320 touches for Josh Jacobs right away. I’ve got those guys higher than Campbell but would take him at #3 if I had to. The good news for me is that Parris is #7 in the consensus rankings so we can all afford to trade back a few spots. He may not quite have the ceiling of D.K. Metcalf, Harry or Marquise Brown (in that order) but you can bet your bottom dollar he’ll be peppered with Andrew Luck targets which are among the best kind of targets out there.

Emanuel Hall (WR – CHI)
Yes, I realize he went undrafted. No, that doesn’t change my mind about his upside. Plenty of quality fantasy assets were passed up on draft day, and for a load of reasons. Whatever happened to Hall’s draft stock is beyond me but when I watch him, he’s a top 10 receiver in this class. More importantly, he ended up with a team that has a need for a player like him. I get it, Mitch Trubisky is not an elite passer, nor is this a pass-heavy offense. And sure, Riley Ridley was selected ahead of Hall, but I don’t imagine he’ll be able to hold off the superior player for long. Rather, I expect Hall to surpass Taylor Gabriel into starting snaps by Week 10 this year. We aren’t looking at a future All-Pro by any means, but if I can get a Mohamed Sanu type of career from Hall at the cost of a fifth-round dynasty pick, I’d be thrilled.

Ryquell Armstead (RB – JAX)
Armstead is by no means the starter for Jacksonville but he should be the heavy favorite to immediately backup Leonard Fournette as a potential three-down workhorse. That, of course, means we are waiting on an injury, but that happens to starting running backs quite often and if you haven’t noticed, Fournette seems especially prone. This is a run-happy scheme built behind a run-specializing line that may be among the top in the league if they can maintain health this season. We’ve seen far lesser talents excel in lesser situations so if Armstead finds his way into a handful of starts this year, don’t be surprised if he turns into Michael Turner, which just so happens to be his closest comp. Armstead is 220 pounds with breakaway speed and the body to bulldoze an impending tackler. Sign me up for all the shares, please.

Alize Mack (TE – NO)
Prior to his days at Notre Dame, Mack was considered by many in the industry to be the top tight end recruit in the country. He didn’t have the career of early-round standouts like T.J. Hockenson or Irv Smith Jr. but the talent is unquestioned. Mack showcased plus-athleticism at the combine which should pair well with Drew Brees, the most TE-friendly quarterback in all of football. It may take a year or two before Mack finds his way into the majority of snaps but if injuries come quickly to those ahead of him, don’t be surprised if he makes a late-season splash like Chris Herndon last season. Mack is a red-zone machine waiting to happen and if Brees plays for another three years, we should be looking at a consensus top 10 fantasy tight end, all at the cost of a fifth-round dynasty pick.

 

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