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11 Dynasty Rookies the Experts are Avoiding at ADP (2022 Fantasy Football)

Aug 13, 2022
Zamir White

Zamir White will likely be a part of a large running back committee in Las Vegas this season.

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Dynasty Rookie Draft Players to Avoid at ADP

24 4 Zamir White LV RB9 22 -3
30 5 Tyquan Thornton NE WR16 21 -1
33 5 Jelani Woods IND TE3 23 -5
35 5 Hassan Haskins TEN RB12 22 -2
36 5 Romeo Doubs GB WR17 22 -4
39 6 Tyler Badie BAL RB14 22 -2
40 6 Velus Jones Jr. CHI WR19 25 -13
44 6 Kyren Williams LAR RB16 21 -6
46 6 Justyn Ross KC WR21 22 -5
48 6 Daniel Bellinger NYG TE5 21 -3
50 7 Cade Otton TB TE6 23 -4


Zamir White (RB – LV)

You can take Josh McDaniels out of New England, but you can’t take the New England out of McDaniels. He found his new early down grinder in waiting from the SEC in the draft this year in Zamir White. This season, White should be viewed as the early down handcuff to Josh Jacobs. While White is a former five-star prospect, injuries have zapped him of his once special juice. He ranked 39th in yards after contact per attempt and 138th in breakaway rate last season (minimum 100 carries, per PFF). Despite residing in what we project to be a good offense, with limited burst and pass game upside, White is a last-round dart throw at best.

Velus Jones Jr. (WR – CHI)

Velus Jones parlayed his 4.31 speed into a third-round selection by the Chicago Bears. Outside of draft capital and his lightning-fast legs, Jones is spreadsheet warriors’ worst nightmare. He bombs all the analytical benchmarks that prognosticate future NFL success. Add in that Jones is almost 25 years old, and you have a frightening use of dynasty rookie pick. Jones has an easy path to early snaps with the Bears’ wide receiver room in shambles. Outside of Darnell Mooney, Chicago will trot out the donut king Byron Pringle and either Equanimeous St. Brown or David Moore as their top receiving talents. Jones has draft capital and a possible high snap scenario as the pluses in his corner, but the rest of the equation is scary.

Tyquan Thornton (WR – NE)

The Patriots pull off another double-take-worthy pick by selecting Tyquan Thornton in the second round of the NFL Draft. Thornton tested out as an elite-level athlete at the Combine with a blazing 4.28 40-yard dash time and above 90th percentile speed and burst scores, but this pick was a massive reach. With an expected draft position of 123 per, the Patriots were seduced by the speed juice to take him this early. Thornton’s prospects for early production or a high ceiling are hard to see. He will be competing for targets with DeVante Parker, Nelson Agholor, Kendrick Bourne, and their slew of tight ends and running backs on a run-first team.

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