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Dynasty Rookie Draft Late-Round Targets (2022 Fantasy Football)

Dynasty Rookie Draft Late-Round Targets (2022 Fantasy Football)

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.

Below, our analysts weigh in on another dynasty rookie draft question. They provide players they are targeting most in the late rounds of dynasty rookie drafts.

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Which late-round dynasty rookie pick are you most excited about?

Name Twitter Which late-round dynasty rookie pick are you most excited about?
Nate Polvogt @NatePolvogt Jelani Woods (TE – IND)
Joe Pepe @jpep20
Fischer Smith @FischerSmith_
Andrew Erickson @AndrewErickson_
Derek Brown @DBro_FFB Jelani Woods (TE – IND)
Matthew Freedman @MattFtheOracle
Dennis Sosic @CALL_ME_SOS Keaontay Ingram (RB – ARI)
Pat Fitzmaurice @Fitz_FF
Jason Kamlowsky @JasonKamlowsky
Mike Fanelli @Mike_NFL2 Jelani Woods (TE – IND)

 
And here’s what our analysts think of the top players referenced:

Jelani Woods (TE – IND)
Woods had arguably the best pre-draft process of any prospect and certainly at the tight end position. Before the combine, he projected as a mid-Day 3 pick. However, after posting a perfect 10 RAS score, Woods was the second tight end drafted. He was the ninth pick in the third round, 73rd overall by the Colts. More importantly, Woods enters a terrific situation for his fantasy value.

The Colts re-signed Mo Alie-Cox this offseason to be their starting tight end. However, Indianapolis can get out of his contract after the 2022 season. Furthermore, former co-starter Jack Doyle retired this offseason, opening meaningful snaps for Woods as a rookie in Indianapolis. Not only should Woods see the field early in his career, but he has a quarterback that favors throwing to his tight ends in Matt Ryan. Furthermore, Woods is only starting to scratch the surface of his potential. Don’t be surprised when Woods is the best fantasy tight end from this draft class in three years.

Danny Gray (WR – SF)
Danny Gray got his start at the junior college level playing at Blinn College before spending the last two years at SMU. In 2019, Gray led the team with 54 receptions for 877 yards and eight touchdowns. He totaled 958 all-purpose yards. As a true freshman, Gray registered 15 catches for 409 yards and six touchdowns. The 6-foot and 186-lb wide receiver finished his juco career averaging 18.6 yards per reception.

His big-play ability earned him a spot on SMU’s football team where he showed out big time in 2021. He finished fifth in the class in yards after the catch per reception (8.5).

Gray also boasted a 19% target share and 24% air yards share.

With elite speed – 4.33 40-yard dash – separation skills and experience playing out wide, Gray fits the archetype as a Day 3 player that could easily outperform his draft capital. Vertical prowess is a common trait among late-round WRs that make noise as rookies.

He looks a lot like Nelson Agholor on tape – drops also included. His 12.5% drop rate is the 7th-worst mark in the class among WRs with at least 50 targets last season.

Samori Toure (WR – GB)
Toure opened eyes after impressing NFL scouts at his pro day. The 6-foot-1 and 195-pound wide receiver ran a 4.44 during his 40-yard dash while also testing well in the short-area quickness drills.

The former Grizzlie’s three-cone time of 6.77 seconds ranked in the 79th percentile, and his 4.22 short shuttle ranked in the 50th percentile. However, the shuttle time ranked fourth-best in the class behind those that tested at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine behind Calvin Austin, Kevin Austin, and Khalil Shakir.

But there’s reason to believe the NFL and fantasy gamers should have been harping on Toure even before his pro day. In his final season, the guy was a mega-producer playing in the FCS at Montana, posting over 1,400 receiving yards and 12 scores. Toure posted six 100-yard receiving games, including a school-record 303 yards on 12 catches against Southeast Louisiana.

After 2019, he transferred to Nebraska to prove he could play against stiffer competition and did precisely that. He led the Cornhuskers in all receiving categories during his age-23 senior season. Toure also finished with the fourth-highest yards per reception mark (19.5). His 11.8 yards per target trailed only Jameson Williams and Treylon Burks in this class.

Toure was also a fiend with the ball in his hands, averaging 7.6 yards after the catch – the tenth highest mark in his class.

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