Fantasy Football Rookies: Top 15 To Target In 2016

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /
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Fantasy Football Rookies honorable mention Jared Goff
Fantasy Football Rookies honorable mention Jared Goff. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /

Fantasy Football drafts should be getting underway very soon, and every player out there is looking for an edge in the later rounds or off the waiver wire.  Here are some rookie players that might give you the bump you need.

Fantasy Football season is upon us, which means you and everyone in your league is looking for the edge that will lock down a championship.  One of the best ways to gain that edge is to hit on a terrific rookie pick up.  While often coming with more risk than veteran players, rookies can be late round steals that add a ton of points to your roster.

Todd Gurley, Robert Griffin III, Odell Beckham Jr, and a number of other players have helped fantasy owners secure their championships, and usually do so at the cost of a middle or late round pick.  That makes a top rookie one of the best investments an owner can make in their draft.

I won’t lie to you, most rookies aren’t worth a draft pick in your fantasy league.  Instead, they are players that you should be keeping an eye on with your waiver wire.  Most of these guys won’t show you what they are about until the midpoint of the NFL season.  So here are the top fifteen rookies for you to keep an eye on in the 2016 season.

Honorable Mention: First Round Quarterbacks

Three quarterbacks were selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.  As of right now, none of them are slated to start this season.  Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, and Paxton Lynch are all slated to sit out their rookie seasons.  For fantasy owners, that is a tremendous let down.  A rookie quarterback can be a great late round pickup to help end your draft with a high potential player.

Draft Value – Waiver Wire:  Just don’t even bother grabbing any of these guys right now.  Unless any of their teams start moving them up, it’s just not worth the investment.  For Carson Wentz and Paxton Lynch, that requires them to leap in front of two other quarterbacks on the roster.  This just isn’t the year.

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