The following is Gridiron Experts staff Dynasty Rookie Rankings for 2018. There is no emphasis on a scoring format here, we basically ranked these dynasty rookie prospects for potential and landing spot.
Of all the years of publishing dynasty rooking rankings, it seems this year comes with the most debate. Saquon Barkley is the unanimous top pick, but from there is where we start to see a difference of opinion. For quite a while Redskins Derrius Guice was the most popular choice at 1.2, that is until he tore his ACL and was dubbed out for the season. Guice’s Dynasty value is now even more debatable as he is spending his rookie year on IR. Some feel that Guice is still worth the 2nd overall pick and continue to rank him 1.2 in their dynasty rookie rankings, where others have moved him way down the board.
On top of a high number of minor injuries that are keeping these rookies from winning jobs in training camp, the landing spot for a lot of these dynasty rookies is not ideal, which makes this year’s dynasty rookie draft more challenging and a lot of fun.
The best piece of advice we can give those holding a pick in the 1.2 to 1.8 range is to strategize for what your dynasty league goals are this year. If you’re looking to build for tomorrow, a player like Calvin Ridley can’t be ignored. The Falcons have a loophole in Mohamed Sanu’s contract in 2019 and if they decide to cut him, Ridley will be playing opposite Julio Jones who turns 30-years-old next season. Ridley should become a valuable starter in 2019. If you’re in “win now” mode, it’s hard not to like running back Royce Freeman of the Denver Broncos. Freeman should beat out Devontae Booker for the starting job and has a chance to be apart of a turnaround Broncos team that had an excellent draft. Risker picks are those who landed on teams with a crowded backfield. We always assume that the rookie will win a job in training camp but not every team grooms players the same way. Some coaches refuse to start rookies unless it’s clearly obvious that they are the best player for the job. Rookies like Sony Michel, Nick Chubb, and Rashaad Penny have a ton of potential but will have to fight off other players on the team for carries. Remember, no veteran player wants to hand their job away to a rookie, everything is earned.
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