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7 Early Dynasty Rookie Draft Sleepers (2024 Fantasy Football)

7 Early Dynasty Rookie Draft Sleepers (2024 Fantasy Football)

The 2023 fantasy football season is over, which means one thing: It’s startup draft season for dynasty managers! Sure, you may be inclined to partake in a bit of responsible sports betting (head on over to BettingPros if you do), play fantasy baseball, or look ahead to the NFL Draft.

But let’s be honest with each other. The end of the fantasy football season is simply the start of the dynasty fantasy football season.

We asked several experts to name an early dynasty rookie draft sleeper in 2024. Here’s what they said.

2024 Dynasty Fantasy Football Guide

2024 Fantasy Football Early Dynasty Rookie Draft Sleepers

Who is one rookie sleeper you’re targeting in early dynasty rookie drafts? Dynasty Rookie Rankings can be found here. Please try to pick someone outside the Top 25.

Jalen McMillan (WR)

Jalen McMillan is an underrated wide receiver after having a ‘down’ year during the 2023 season. He started the year off with a banged up knee, which hurt his production. The year prior he had more receptions and touchdowns than Rome Odunze. McMillan also had a better YAC/REC, more MTF, and a better YPRR against man coverage than Odunze during the 2022 season. He’s primarily a slot receiver who is currently being slept on because of recency bias.”
Nick Penticoff (Fantasy Football Astronauts)

Xavier Legette (WR)

“I really like Xavier Legette. I think there’s a chance he goes late in the first round and will ultimately end up being a Top 5-6 wide receiver in dynasty drafts come May. He is big and strong, creates good seperation, he can get vertical while also being good after the catch. He was excellent last year and profiles as a potential stud receiver. He’s for too low in early rookie rankings.”
Ben Wasley (The Fantasy First Down)

Luke McCaffrey (WR)

“Everyone is looking for the next Puka Nacua. While that was an anomaly, Luke McCaffrey is someone I will target during my dynasty rookie drafts. Christian McCaffrey‘s younger brother started his career as a quarterback before switching to wide receiver in 2022. Despite limited experience as a pass catcher, the former BYU star had 992 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns last season. His experience playing quarterback has helped him transition to wide receiver, showing impressive situational awareness and ability to create separation. While McCaffrey won’t be a flashy superstar, he could become a Tyler Boyd-type player in PPR leagues.”
Mike Fanelli (FantasyPros)

Jermaine Burton (WR)

“The scouting report on Jermaine Burton: a dangerous WR with elite speed. In addition to his explosiveness, Burton’s route running is good, and he possesses exceptional hands. Burton has first-round talent, but character concerns will most likely cause him to slip in the NFL Draft to be a day-two pick. With a current rookie ADP of WR 21 (45th overall), Burton is definitely worth a shot. Ringo’s comp- Burton reminds me of Calvin Ridley, both have similar builds (height 6′ 0″, weight 190 lbs.), and I could see him being a solid WR 2 option for an NFL team.”
Mark Ringo (Sleepers and Busts)

Kendall Milton (RB)

“I just can’t seem to quit Georgia RB Kendall Milton. Milton and Dajun Edwards split time the last four years at Georgia. Neither back surpassed a 10% career college dominator rating having to sit behind future NFL running backs James Cook, Zamir White and Kenny McIntosh. Milton is the bigger of the two Georgia backs at 6-foot-1 1/2 and 225 pounds, while also posting vastly superior rushing statistics. He was sixth overall in yards after contact per attempt in the class (4.1) and 5th in yards per play (3.1). Milton’s not a burner – 4.62 40-yard dash – so keep that in mind as he goes into the next level. It’s all about the initial burst with Milton versus long speed. Case in point, his 10-yard split was tied for the fastest in the 2024 RB Draft Class at 1.51 seconds. His closest comparables per Mockdraftable.com from last season include Zach Charbonnet and Roschon Johnson.”
Andrew Erickson (FantasyPros)

Kimani Vidal (RB)

“The wide receivers in this year’s rookie class are quickening the pulses of dynasty managers, but there are some potential gems at running back, too, and I’m going to be trying to land Kimani Vidal of Troy in the fourth round of all my rookie drafts. Vidal ran for 1,661 yards and 14 touchdowns last year, averaging 5.6 yards per carry. The 5-8, 213-pound Vidal is compactly built and hard to bring down unless you can square him up. Vidal has good vision and footwork, and his acceleration is better than advertised. Vidal turned in an excellent performance at the NFL Scouting Combine, extinguishing concerns about his speed by running a 4.47 in the 40-yard dash. His relative athletic score of 8.81 is in the top 13% of all running backs to have tested at the combine since 1987. Get wide receivers in the early rounds of your rookie drafts, and get Kimani Vidal late.”
Pat Fitzmaurice (FantasyPros)

Javon Baker (WR)

“The name you are searching for, the name at the tip of your tongue, the name that should easily and fervently flow from your mouth, is Javon Baker. Baker is a stud in waiting. He’s a well-rounded player with above-the-rim skills, nuanced route running, and strong hands (20th in contested catch rate last year). Baker is a triple-level threat that ranked eighth in yards per route run and 24th in PFF receiving grade (minimum 50 targets per PFF). Baker’s name won’t get the hype it deserves because of his good but not great testing numbers and the college that he hails from (Central Florida). Grab him in as many drafts as you can.”
Derek Brown (FantasyPros)

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