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20 Dynasty Rookie Draft Picks & Landing Spots to Watch (Fantasy Football)

20 Dynasty Rookie Draft Picks & Landing Spots to Watch (Fantasy Football)

In our latest Featured Pros article, we asked analysts to identify the hidden gems of the 2024 NFL Draft with “20 Dynasty Rookie Draft Picks & Landing Spots to Watch.” Dive into our expert analysis at FantasyPros, where we spotlight potential sleeper rookies who could become fantasy football sensations with the right team fit.

From Tyrone Tracy’s promising fit with the Dallas Cowboys to MarShawn Lloyd’s versatile skill set and Will Shipley’s breakout potential, we explore how these talents could shape the future of dynasty leagues. Join us as we navigate through the most promising running backs, wide receivers, quarterbacks, and tight ends of the upcoming draft, shedding light on those crucial landing spots that could elevate their fantasy value and make them the cornerstone of your dynasty teams.

2024 Dynasty Fantasy Football Guide

Dynasty Dream Landing Spots

Which RB are you monitoring heading into the NFL Draft because you feel the right landing spot could make them a sleeper in fantasy football dynasty leagues?

Tyrone Tracy

“Any rookie RB that lands on the Dallas Cowboys will immediately see their draft stock skyrocket. The depth chart is barren after the team failed to keep Tony Pollard in free agency. Dallas has met with Trey Benson, Jaylen Wright, Braelon Allen, Ray Davis, Audric Estime, Jonathon Brooks and Tyrone Tracy. Dallas is just one of the few teams that has met with Tracy. A Dallas landing spot for the former Purdue WR-RB convert would make him a strong sleeper candidate. In his first year as a running back last season, Tracy led his draft class in yards after contact per attempt.”
Andrew Erickson (FantasyPros)

MarShawn Lloyd

MarShawn Lloyd is currently my RB2. I believe he can make a great impact in the right opportunity. His ability to pick up the blitz will allow him to see more playing time. Plus, he can catch a pass! He’s on my radar heading into the draft as a possible late-day 2 or early-day 3 pick.”
Miguel ‘SC’ Romero (Fantasy Football Universe)

Will Shipley

Will Shipley is not only a good pass-catching running back, but he is good at running between the tackles as well. He is someone you need to get in space and let him go to work. Shipley had 71 MTF over his last two seasons and 470 yards after contact during the 2023 season. He can make defenders miss in the open field or he can run through them.”
Nick Penticoff (Fantasy Football Astronauts)

Will Shipley (Clemson) is an RB prospect on the rise after measuring with the requisite size (5’11”, 206) and showing the speed, burst, and athleticism (4.39 – 40, 38.5″ Vertical) at his pro day. He can run and catch the ball (31 receptions in 2023) and could be a value in the later rounds of your Dynasty Rookie drafts.”
Justin Jaksa (Fantasy Follow)

Dylan Laube

“New Hampshire RB Dylan Laube isn’t incredibly fast or explosive, but he did demonstrate elite quickness and lateral agility at the combine. Laube is a natural receiver out of the backfield and did a ton to improve his draft stock throughout this cycle, showing up in impressive fashion at Senior Bowl practices. He displayed his receiving chops at the combine as well, proving he can hang with the big boys and fit nicely within a 3rd down role in an NFL backfield. If he lands in a spot devoid of an RB-receiving threat, he will jump up my board.”
Jeremy Shulman (Fantasy Football Universe)

Dylan Laube (New Hampshire) is talented enough as a receiver to take over as a passing down back right away and become an asset in PPR leagues. He’s also an underrated between-the-tackles runner. If Laube lands on the right depth chart, he could turn heads.”
Dave Ventresca (FF Faceoff)

Jase McClellan

Jase McClellan has ideal size (height 5’10”, weight 221 lbs.) and decent speed from what I’ve seen in his highlights imo. The scouting report on Jase is: soft hands, runs good routes, pass protects well, not a burner, but has good burst, ability to break tackles, etc. The key for me is that Jase is big enough and talented enough to handle a bell cow role if given a chance. And with a current rookie ADP around RB 21 (50th overall), McClellan is worth a shot. If Jase gets a chance and this pick hits, Ringo will be getting a fake ID and quoting Fogell from the movie Superbad, “I am McLovin, an organ donor and fantasy analyst legend from Hawaii!” Ha ha! Ringo’s comp- McClellan reminds me a little of a slightly bigger and slower version of former Ohio State and Vikings RB Robert Smith. Both have good vision and run hard. It almost seems like when both of them run, they’re gliding on air; it’s so natural and effortless, and they possess good hands (remember- Jase didn’t have a lot of those opportunities in the passing game this past season at Alabama because anytime Alabama’s athletic QB Jalen Milroe was under pressure, he could just take off and run).”
Mark Ringo (Sleepers and Busts)

Blake Corum

Blake Corum is an interesting back to me. His role at the University of Michigan saw him used heavily as a goalline back, which allowed him to rack up high touchdown numbers. His lack of elite NFL size makes me weary of his skills transitioning to the next level, as I’m not sure he can play that role against bigger NFL defenders. The Los Angeles Chargers are a dream landing spot for Corum on Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft. It would allow him to be reunited with his former head Coach, Jim Harbaugh, and be his best shot at seeing similar usage at the next level.”
Aaron St Denis (Fantasy Football Universe)

“This one is obvious, but a Blake Corum/Los Angeles Chargers pairing would be perfect. Corum would be reunited with his college coach at Michigan, Jim Harbaugh. The Chargers have a glaring need for a running back, and their offense is destined to be run-heavy with former Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman calling the plays. New addition Gus Edwards will handle some of the Chargers’ rushing load, but there should be enough carries to make Corum (or some other rookie) fantasy-relevant from the jump. Corum is a slightly undersized, slightly overaged (23) prospect, but I think he’s the best pure runner in this RB class. I don’t think he’ll be considered a “sleeper” if he’s reunited with Harbaugh, but Corum would have a clear path to immediate fantasy value.”
Pat Fitzmaurice (FantasyPros)

Ray Davis

“Ray Davis played for three teams in college but saved his best for last at Kentucky. He averaged 5.7 yards per rushing attempt and 3.91 yards after contact per attempt last season. Davis finished second in the SEC with 14 rushing touchdowns in 2023 while providing Kentucky a spark in the passing game, leading the team with seven receiving scores. Furthermore, Davis ranks first in the draft class in receiving touchdowns by a running back while ranking sixth in receptions. It would be great for Davis to land with the Arizona Cardinals. James Conner has missed four games in back-to-back seasons and is a free agent after the 2024 season.”
Mike Fanelli (FantasyPros)

2024 NFL Draft Guide

Which WR are you monitoring heading into the NFL Draft because you feel the right landing spot could make them a sleeper in fantasy football dynasty leagues?

Keon Coleman

“The WR that I feel needs to land in a good spot is FSU’s Keon Coleman. He is not an elite separater, so teams can’t just throw him out there hoping it just works. He needs to be deployed in a certain fashion where the offense will look to get him the ball. I’d love to see him land in Dallas (he’s cousins with CeeDee Lamb), Houston, Baltimore or Buffalo. Ergo, anywhere with a strong QB under center.”
Andrew Erickson (FantasyPros)

Brenden Rice

“All eyes are on Marvin Harrison Jr., but what about Brenden Rice? His dad was also a WR and arguably the best to ever play the game! It is in his blood to be great, and he could become the WR1 for any team in need. His route tree needs some polishing, but he has good speed and great hands!”
Miguel ‘SC’ Romero (Fantasy Football Universe)

Tahj Washington

Tahj Washington is one of my favorite wide receivers in this draft class. He primarily played in the slot at USC and was arguably their best receiver. He had a 1.9 DRP%, 60% CTC, 9.0 YAC/REC, and he had 13 MTF. Washington also ranked 5th in NFL passer rating when targeted in the draft class during the 2023 season.”
Nick Penticoff (Fantasy Football Astronauts)

Ricky Pearsall

Ricky Pearsall is currently the expert consensus WR11. That’s far too low for a guy who has put together the tape he has. He is also an elite athlete who ran a 4.41 at the combine, and he has proven he can separate at the next level. In the right spot, Pearsall could become the starting slot and soak up targets in a pass-heavy offense. I’ll be taking a ton of this potential PPR monster in rookie drafts at his current cost.”
Jeremy Shulman (Fantasy Football Universe)

Jermaine Burton

“The scouting report on Jermaine Burton is 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 19 (38th overall), Burton’s ADP has risen a little recently, but he’s still 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)

Xavier Worthy

“The speedy Xavier Worthy is interesting to me. He set the 40-yard Dash record at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine and is firmly on the Miami Dolphins’ radar by all accounts. Mike McDaniel loves this archetype of receiver, and if he manages to find himself a Dolphin during the draft, we could have a Tyrekk Hill 2.0 situation on our hands. ”
Aaron St Denis (Fantasy Football Universe)

Luke McCaffrey

“After starting his college career as a quarterback, Luke McCaffrey switched to wide receiver only two years ago. 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. McCaffrey would be an appealing mid-round dynasty draft target, especially if he got drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals as a Tyler Boyd replacement.”
Mike Fanelli (FantasyPros)

Luke McCaffrey (Rice) is already a solid route runner coming into the league. Athleticism runs in the family as his father, Ed, and brother, Christian, have experienced success in the league. In the right offense, McCaffrey can emerge as a quality WR3 or flex option.”
Dave Ventresca (FF Faceoff)

Jalen McMillan

Jalen McMillan is an intriguing WR prospect flying under the radar, obscured in part because the University of Washington has two other highly regarded WR prospects in this class: Rome Odunze and Ja’Lynn Polk. In 2022, McMillan had more receptions (79) and touchdowns (9) than Odunze, who’s considered one of the three best receivers in this potentially historic WR class. McMillan injured his knee early last season, tried to play through the injury, and was clearly limited. I’d love to see McMillan get the chance to be the primary slot receiver for a slot-needy NFL team. He does his best work against zone coverage, finding holes and making himself available to his quarterback. McMillan could prove to be an underrated gem.”
Pat Fitzmaurice (FantasyPros)

Roman Wilson

“This is such a great WR class, so there are quite a few to pick from, but one player I’m much higher on than the draft community is Roman Wilson from Michigan. I got to watch him in person at the Senior Bowl, and he was dominant all week in Mobile. Wilson has the elite ability to separate, runs an advanced route tree, and has great hands. He can take the top off or run a shallow out or flat route.”
Justin Jaksa (Fantasy Follow)

Which QB or TE are you monitoring heading into the NFL Draft because you feel the right landing spot could make them a sleeper in fantasy football dynasty leagues?

Spencer Rattler

Spencer Rattler is not being talked about enough. Currently my QB7, but there is a world where he becomes the QB steal of the draft. Watch Denver or Las Vegas take him late and he becomes the starter by end of season. Rattler has all the traits to be an essential asset to his new team.”
– Miguel ‘SC’ Romero (Fantasy Football Universe)

Spencer Rattler is currently my QB5 in this draft class. If he goes to a team that is QB needy in the second round, I wouldn’t be surprised if he starts within the next two years. He was a highly touted prospect who got humbled and transferred out of USC after Caleb Williams took his job, but he has shown that he has grown up, and I am excited to see him play in the NFL with a chip on his shoulder.”
– Nick Penticoff (Fantasy Football Astronauts)

“When you look up gunslinger in the dictionary, there should be a picture of Spencer Rattler next to it. Rattler can flat out sling it. He has a gun for an arm but also possesses the ability to throw with touch when needed. Despite Spencer’s lack of ideal height (6’1″) and mediocre season at South Carolina, Ratter has more upside than most QBs in his current ADP range of QB 7 imo. and let’s not forget, the guy who took his job at Oklahoma back in 2021 is one of the most heralded QB prospects to come out in years- Caleb Williams. In addition, South Carolina’s offensive line didn’t give Rattler much help this past season as he was often running for his life against arguably the toughest conference in America- the SEC. However, note that Rattler performed much better at Oklahoma when he was provided with better pass protection and WRs. Ringo’s comp- Rattler reminds me a little of a lighter version of Brett Favre with his ability to extend plays, turn them into backyard football, and a never give up attitude, which can be both good (lead to big plays) and bad (lead to interceptions): I think Spencer Rattler is well worth the risk at his current ADP price of 42nd overall if he lands in a good situation.”
– Mark Ringo (Sleepers and Busts)

“Truth be told, I don’t really see a QB who will emerge as a sleeper in this class. The obvious answer though is Spencer Rattler. He doesn’t always see the field and gets sloppy at times with his footwork/mechanics. If he lands with a strong offensive-minded coach and has the opportunity to sit and learn, he could emerge as a sleeper down the road.”
– Dave Ventresca (FF Faceoff)

Ben Sinnott

“Not enough people are talking about Kansas State TE Ben Sinnott. In addition to his impressive pass-catching on tape, Sinnott is also a solid inline blocker and an impressive all-around athlete. Though Theo Johnson and Tip Reimann tested slightly better at the combine, neither were cooking coverage at Senior Bowl practices like Sinnott, and neither ran a faster 3-cone than Rome Odunze and Troy Franklin. Sinnot did. Sign me up for Sinnott as the clear-cut TE2 in this class regardless, but especially if he lands in a spot where he can start from Day 1.”
– Jeremy Shulman (Fantasy Football Universe)

Brock Bowers and Ja’Tavion Sanders are considered the headliners of this TE class, but Kansas State’s Ben Sinnott has intriguing dynasty potential. Sinnott had 49 catches for 676 yards and six touchdowns for KSU last fall and posted an elite 9.72 Relative Athletic Score at the NFL Scouting Combine. The eye-popping RAS speaks to Sinnott’s athleticism. He also has reliable hands, and Sinnott can be nasty with the ball in his hands, looking to punish would-be tacklers a la George Kittle. It would be nice to see Sinnott land with a TE-needy team such as the Colts, Jets or Chargers.”
– Pat Fitzmaurice (FantasyPros)

J.J. McCarthy | Michael Penix Jr.

“After the Bears, it’s hard to argue against the next best landing spot for a rookie QB. It’s Minnesota. They’ve got a competent playcaller and weapons galore. Whether it’s J.J. McCarthy or a potential Day 2 selection like Michael Penix Jr., that rookie QB will have some fantasy appeal in 2024.”
– Andrew Erickson (FantasyPros)

JJ McCarthy is easily the most intriguing quarterback in this class. Some projections have him going as high as 1.02 overall to the Washington Commanders, while others have him going outside the First Round altogether. The Minnesota Vikings are a dream fit whether they have to trade up to get him or not. McCarthy walking into a team that sports the receiving threats of Justin Jefferson, Jordan Addison, and TJ Hockenson would give him better weapons than he’s ever had in his collegiate career. He may have been a game manager at Michigan, but it would be interesting to see what he can do with a loaded group of pass-catchers at his disposal to pair with his pinpoint accuracy.”
– Aaron St Denis (Fantasy Football Universe)

“Some might not consider Michael Penix Jr. a sleeper candidate. Yet, the former Washington star could rise in dynasty rookie draft rankings depending on where he lands in the NFL Draft. Penix put the injury concerns at Indiana to rest after back-to-back outstanding seasons at Washington. According to PFF, he ranked second in the draft class in big-time throws (31) last season, only behind Drake Maye (35). Penix should be a top-10 pick in dynasty rookie superflex drafts if he is a first-round selection by the Minnesota Vikings or Los Angeles Rams.”
– Mike Fanelli (FantasyPros)

“At QB Washington’s Michael Penix is another player I got to see at the Senior Bowl, and he throws a beautiful ball. We all saw him light it up in the college football playoffs, and I think in the right pro offense, Penix can really flourish, especially for fantasy. He moves around in the pocket well and showed that mobility and rocker of an arm at his pro day. Yes, he has an extensive injury history, but he has been healthy for a few years now.”
– Justin Jaksa (Fantasy Follow)

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