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6 Dream Landing Spots for Dynasty Rookie Draft Picks (2024 Fantasy Football)

6 Dream Landing Spots for Dynasty Rookie Draft Picks (2024 Fantasy Football)

The 2024 NFL Draft is right around the corner, and with it is a litany of rookie drafts that dynasty fantasy football managers are preparing for. While analysts and fans alike have dove headfirst into research regarding their favorite rookies from this year’s draft class, one key piece of the puzzle remains: Which team the players will land with.

While landing spots might not mean everything when discussing how valuable a player can be from a fantasy perspective, they are a significant piece of the equation.

So when we know about the players but don’t know what the landing spots are, one of the most fun things we can do is break down where the dream landing spots for those players are. Let’s get into it.

2024 NFL Draft Guide

Dream Landing Spots for NFL Rookies

Brian Thomas Jr. (WR – LSU) → Kansas City Chiefs

Every year, it feels easy to pencil in the Kansas City Chiefs as an ideal landing spot for a wide receiver, but the team still needs help at that position. After an impressive end to his rookie season, Rashee Rice is set to be a very good player, but the Chiefs still need to add more to complement him.

Brian Thomas Jr. gives them a proper-sized speed option to play on the perimeter across from Rice and truly open up the offense. The Chiefs just agreed to terms with Marquise Brown in free agency, and a trio of Brown, Rice and Thomas Jr. in 2024 is a significantly improved wide receiver room from 2023. That should be a scary thought for the rest of the league, considering the Chiefs still won the Super Bowl in 2023 with a less-than-ideal wide receiver group.

Braelon Allen (RB – Wisconsin) → Los Angeles Chargers

Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman are in town for the Los Angeles Chargers, and you know what that means:  Get ready to run the football, Chargers fans! The Chargers have traded Keenan Allen to the Chicago Bears for a fourth-round pick and released Mike Williams to get compliant with the salary cap. Sure, the Chargers will undoubtedly add talent at wide receiver in the NFL Draft, but this team will want to run the ball regularly and in a commanding fashion.

Braelon Allen is coming off his worst collegiate season at Wisconsin, but he still rumbled for 984 yards and 12 touchdowns on 181 rushing attempts. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound runner is built to withstand a heavy workload, and he’d have every opportunity to do so in Los Angeles. The team lost Austin Ekeler in free agency, and while they added Gus Edwards to help offset that loss, Allen could push for a three-down role with the Chargers.

Brock Bowers (TE – Georgia) Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts have played musical chairs at the tight end position long enough. The platoon of Jelani Woods, Kylen Granson and Mo Alie-Cox could be better, to put it kindly, and Brock Bowers could come in from day one and lead that group. Indianapolis extended Michael Pittman Jr. this offseason, and while they have Josh Downs under contract heading into his second season, they could use another premier pass-catching option for Anthony Richardson.

They could look for another wide receiver, but Bowers is a true blue-chip talent in this draft class, and if he makes it to the 15th pick, the Colts should sprint the card up to the podium. Not only could he become another focal point of the Colts’ passing attack, but he also is a plus-blocker in the running game. Bowers is a better tight end prospect than we’ve seen in the past few seasons (yes, including better than Kyle Pitts) and should be treated as an elite fantasy option in almost any scenario, especially this one.

2024 Dynasty Fantasy Football Guide

Marvin Harrison Jr. (WR – Ohio State) Arizona Cardinals

This one is almost too easy. If the Arizona Cardinals stay at pick No. 4 and the draft starts with three consecutive quarterbacks going, as many think it could, Marvin Harrison Jr. to the Cardinals is about the easiest pick they could make.

With Brown leaving in free agency, the top of the Cardinals’ current wide receiver depth chart consists of Michael Wilson, Chris Moore and Greg Dortch. Harrison Jr. is a bonafide elite wide receiver prospect who would walk into as much volume as he could handle, and it would be coming from a more than capable quarterback in Kyler Murray. Arizona could ultimately decide to trade out of the pick to another team interested in moving into the fourth selection to take a quarterback of their own. Still, Harrison Jr. would see almost unlimited volume in Arizona if this were to occur.

Keon Coleman (WR – Florida State) New York Jets

The New York Jets desperately need to add more wide receiver talent, and what their depth chart currently lacks is a true boundary receiver with size to complement star wide receiver Garrett Wilson.

People will be disappointed with Keon Coleman’s 4.61 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine. However, that could benefit the Jets, as they don’t have a second-round selection in 2024, thanks to the Aaron Rodgers trade. If Coleman’s athletic testing causes him to slide later into day two of the draft, the Jets would be wise to consider him. Allen Lazard has been a massive disappointment to date for the team, and Coleman’s above-the-rim playing style could earn him plenty of looks from Rodgers in 2024.

Jaylen Wright (RB – Tennessee) Dallas Cowboys

Currently, Deuce Vaughn sits atop the depth chart at the running back position for the Dallas Cowboys. It’s clear they need to add more at the position. Yet, at this point of free agency, the most significant additions will come through the NFL Draft, as the best free-agent runners have all come off the board.

Enter Jaylen Wright – the athletic back from Tennessee – who could be exactly what the Cowboys are looking for at the running back position. Wright blazed the second-fastest 40-yard dash time among running backs at the Combine (4.38 seconds) while also posting a top-five vertical jump (38″) and the best broad jump (11’2″) among his position group, as well. He has legitimate breakaway speed and natural hands that could lead to him being a three-down running back in the Cowboys’ scheme. The volume is certainly there for the taking.

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