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4 Dynasty Rookie Draft Sleepers: Wide Receivers (2024 Fantasy Football)

The 2024 wide receiver class had three elite prospects — Marvin Harrison Jr., Malik Nabers and Rome Odunze. All three wide receivers were top-10 NFL Draft picks and landed in appealing dynasty rookie draft situations. Four other wide receivers were drafted on Day 1 of the NFL Draft, with some landing in excellent dynasty rookie draft situations while others not so much.

However, there are several rookies in this year’s draft class with significant fantasy upside who weren’t first-round draft picks. Let’s look at four of my favorite dynasty rookie draft sleeper wide receivers.

2024 Dynasty Fantasy Football Guide

Dynasty Rookie Draft Sleeper Wide Receivers

To be considered a dynasty rookie draft sleeper wide receiver, the player must have an average draft position outside the top 24 in Faceoff Sports Network’s Superflex ADP.

Javon Baker (WR – NE)

While the Patriots spent a second-round pick on Ja’Lynn Polk, I have Baker higher in my rookie rankings. New England’s wide receiver room was the island of misfit toys heading into the NFL Draft. Meanwhile, we have seen multiple Day 3 wide receivers turn into fantasy stars as rookies, including Puka Nacua. Baker won’t have that much success. Yet, he did have the 11th-high PFF receiving grade in the draft class among wide receivers and posted a higher yards per route run average than Rome Odunze (3.21 vs. 2.93) last season.

Jermaine Burton (WR – CIN)

Ja’Marr Chase will likely spend most of his career as a Bengal with Joe Burrow under center. However, Tee Higgins is set to play under the franchise tag this season. Whether he gets traded before Week 1 or leaves the team next offseason, the veteran likely won’t play in Cincinnati in 2025. Burton slipped in the NFL Draft because of off-the-field concerns. Yet, he is a talented receiver. Burton ranked first in aDOT with a 20.2 mark among wide receivers in the draft class with at least 30 targets last season (per PFF).

Jalen McMillan (WR – TB)

Tampa Bay re-signed Mike Evans to a two-year contract this offseason. Meanwhile, Chris Godwin is entering the final year of his deal. The team lacked any other meaningful wide receivers on the roster before the NFL Draft, making the McMillan selection massive for fantasy players. The former Washington star missed time last season with injuries but had over 1,000 receiving yards and a team-high nine touchdowns two years ago. McMillan should have a role as a rookie and could be the team’s No. 2 wide receiver starting in 2025.

Luke McCaffrey (WR – WAS)

Everyone mentions how Jayden Daniels will improve Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson‘s fantasy value. However, don’t forget about McCaffrey. The third-round rookie is still learning how to play wide receiver after starting his college career as a quarterback. Yet, he ranked second in the draft class among wide receivers in contested catches last season (17), finishing only behind Rome Odunze (per PFF). While McCaffrey won’t replace McLaurin as the No. 1 receiver, don’t be surprised if he pushes Dotson for snaps and targets early in his rookie year.

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