2013 Fantasy Football: Dynasty Rookie Rankings

Fantasy Football: Dynasty Rookie Rankings

5/20/13 in NFL   |   BenSullivan   |   96 respect

Blog Photo - 2013 Fantasy Football: Dynasty Rookie Rankings7. Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Minnesota Vikings - With apologies to Tavon Austin, Patterson is the most naturally talented player in this draft class. He had a monster combine, stands 6'2" at 216 lbs with leaping ability. If he can learn to harness his talents, which is yet to be seen, he could be the steal of any rookie draft this year. That, and as long as the Vikings find a quarterback.
8. Jonathan Franklin, RB, Green Bay Packers - The Packers must have known something when they used a fourth round pick on Franklin, even after they used a second rounder on Eddy Lacy. The two of them will be forever linked, and most likely will end up in a two back rotation for the next few years. Good value at this point of your draft, but it will be frustrating watching him fight for carries.
9. Markus Wheaton, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers - The Steelers have transformed themselves from a running offense to a modern passing one in the last few years, and have had success drafting receivers. Wheaton is a burner who, with the departure of Mike Wallace, will get a chance to see the field early.
10. E.J. Manuel, QB, Buffalo - Yes, finally a quarterback makes the list. Manuel gets ranked this high not because I think he's the best quarterback in the draft, but because I think he will get the best chance to develop. He has a new coaching staff in Buffalo, and new coaches like to develop their own guy at quarterback. The fan base in Buffalo is forgiving, so if he struggles early on he should get a fair chance to be productive by years three or four.
11. Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers - Allen was a productive, talented player at Cal who has the stuff to be a number one receiver in the NFL. His stocked dropped because of injury concerns and an under whelming junior season, but if Phillip Rivers can ever regain his pre-2011 form Allen could be a really productive player.
12. Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Titans - The second of the talented University of Tennessee wide receivers to come off the board, Hunter stays in the Volunteer State with the Titans. His value would be higher if the Titans had a better quarterback, or a more stable depth chart at wideout. He could be a steal or a bust at this spot, but his talent is worth it at this point in your draft.
Blog Photo - 2013 Fantasy Football: Dynasty Rookie Rankings13. Geno Smith, QB, New York Jets - What can I say about the consensus most talented signal caller going into the draft? Well, for one, he went to the absolute worst case situation for him. The Jets are always a train wreck, and the media frenzy around Smith will be intense. If he is anything short of Broadway Geno, he'll get chewed up and spit out in the Big Apple.
14. Zac Stacy, RB, St. Louis Rams - Not the most talented back, but with the loss of feature back Stephen Jackson the carries for the Rams will be up for grabs this year. At this point, take the chance that he will beat out second year man Isiah Pead for those carries and get some good value.
15. Robert Woods, WR, Buffalo - I would have liked Woods had he gone to a better situation. But, with a rookie quarterback and first year coach, the talented possession receiver won't have many chances to get his hands on the ball.
16. Joseph Randle, RB, Dallas Cowboys - Just draft him here and wait for the inevitable DeMarco Murray injury to deliver you carries for Randle.
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