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Dynasty Rookie Draft Busts & Rankings: Derek Brown’s Top Players to Avoid (2022 Fantasy Football)

May 21, 2022
Zamir White

The 2022 NFL Draft has come and gone, and that means it’s time for dynasty rookie and startup drafts to really take off. We’ll have you covered throughout the draft season. You can find our full dynasty startup, dynasty rookie, and dynasty superflex rookie rankings that will be updated through draft season.

You can also practice and prepare for your dynasty rookie and startup drafts using our FREE dynasty mock draft simulator. Let’s take a look at a few dynasty rookie draft landmines to avoid.

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Dynasty Rookie Draft Busts to Avoid

Trey McBride (TE – ARI)
No. 21 overall, -3 vs. ECR

With DeAndre Hopkins slated to miss the first six games of the season, the Arizona Cardinals might have no choice but to feature more 12 personnel early and utilize their shiny new second-round pick, Trey McBride. The three-year contract that Zach Ertz just inked to stay in Arizona has turned McBride into southwest Dallas Goedert. A player with the talent to become an upper-echelon receiving tight end that the volume-sucking Ertz blocks. The Cardinals can move on from Ertz as soon as 2023 by saving 2 million against the cap if they cut him, but the more likely outcome, if they were to go that route, would be in 2024. If they cut him before that season, they would save eight million, so McBride could be stuck in this purgatory for the next two seasons.

Zamir White (RB – LV)
No. 33 overall, -10 vs. ECR

After declining Josh Jacobs‘ fifth-year option, the Raiders could enter 2023 with only Zamir White and Brandon Bolden as the only running backs under contract. With fourth-round draft capital, White is worth taking a shot on in the middle rounds of rookie drafts and later in startups. With the profile of an early-down grinder which isn’t nearly as elusive as his former five-star prospect status would have you believe, I wouldn’t be aggressively trading up for him. He’s a dart throw back who could see the field if injuries strike but easily be replaced in 2023 if the team falls in love with a running back prospect.

Tyler Allgeier (RB – ATL)
No. 36 overall, -10 vs. ECR

After subpar testing numbers sunk his stock, the former BYU volume back dropped like a stone in the NFL Draft. Tyler Allgeier could get a reprieve, though. Currently, the Falcons only have Cordarrelle Patterson and Damien Williams atop the depth chart. Patterson looked like a player that was far from dust last year despite his advancing age, operating as an integral part of the offense on early downs and in the passing game. Williams is only on a one-year deal and resembled a player on the decline last year in Chicago. Allgeier could carve out an early role in the rushing department teaming with Patterson in a committee, but considering he slipped to the fifth round, the likelihood of him having fantast value past 2022 is slim.

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