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Dynasty Rookie Fallers Due to NFL Draft Landing Spot (2022 Fantasy Football)

Dynasty Rookie Fallers Due to NFL Draft Landing Spot (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 the rookies that saw their dynasty draft stock fall the most based on their landing spot in the 2022 NFL Draft.

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Which rookie fell the most in your rankings due to NFL Draft landing spot?

Name Twitter Which rookie fell the furthest in rankings due to landing spot?
Nate Polvogt @NatePolvogt Jahan Dotson (WR – WAS)
Joe Pepe @jpep20 Malik Willis (QB – TEN)
Fischer Smith @FischerSmith_ Malik Willis (QB – TEN)
Andrew Erickson @AndrewErickson_ Malik Willis (QB – TEN)
Derek Brown @DBro_FFB Malik Willis (QB – TEN)
Matthew Freedman @MattFtheOracle Malik Willis (QB – TEN)
Dennis Sosic @CALL_ME_SOS Jahan Dotson (WR – WAS)
Pat Fitzmaurice @Fitz_FF Malik Willis (QB – TEN)
Jason Kamlowsky @JasonKamlowsky Malik Willis (QB – TEN)
Mike Fanelli @Mike_NFL2 Trey McBride (TE – ARI)
Bonnie Robinson @FantasyQueenB Malik Willis (QB – TEN)
Bradley Stalder @FFStalder Chris Olave (WR – NO)

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

Malik Willis (QB – TEN)
The fall from draft capital grace was tough to watch for Malik Willis. I could easily rant here about how NFL teams are foolish for passing on his moon-shot traits, but I’ll save that for another day. Despite falling to the third round, Willis still has a path to play as early as next season. Ryan Tannehill will be entering his age 35 season in 2023, and the Titans can save nearly 18 million against the cap if they were to cut him. The upside with Willis is immense just off of his rushing ability alone. While Tannehill won’t be mentoring Willis, it might not stop this talented rookie from taking his job.

Jahan Dotson (WR – WAS)
Jahan Dotson landing in Washington is a better NFL move than it is for our purposes in fantasy football. Carson Wentz is a barbed wire turnover-prone mess with questionable ability at this stage of his career of supporting multiple receiving options in fantasy. Dotson will compete with Logan Thomas and J.D. McKissic for targets behind Terry McLaurin. His dynasty outlook is rosier than his redraft prospects. McLaurin is an unrestricted free agent in 2023, so Dotson could assume the top spot in the wide receiver room as soon as next season. Then we pray that Wentz is at least a league-average starter, or the team can find a suitable upgrade.

Trey McBride (TE – ARI)
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.

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