Fantasy Football Rookies to Target – Number 7: J.K. Dobbins
J.K. Dobbins‘ value is very similar to that of Swift’s. It would take an injury for his value to explode, but that doesn’t mean he won’t have at least some value in the mean time.
There are two big factors to Dobbins’ value being slightly higher than Swift’s. The first is the fact that the Ravens lead the league in in rush attempts at almost 37 per game last season. This means that there should be plenty of carries available to support two fantasy relevant running backs.
Secondly, this seems eerily similar to the Mark Ingram-Alvin Kamara committee of 2017 when they both finished as top 10 fantasy running backs. If that is ever to happen again in this day and age, this is as good of a shot as any.
Fantasy Football Rookies to Target – Number 6: Jerry Jeudy
Just as there are similarities between Swift and Dobbins’ fantasy values, there are also similarities with Jerry Jeudy and Justin Jefferson. The Broncos, similarly to the Vikings, have traditionally been able support two fantasy relevant wide receivers pretty consistently.
Emmanuel Sanders’ role as the second wide receiver in Denver still hasn’t quite been filled yet, and Jeudy could be the man for that job. He was arguably the best receiver in the draft and many even claimed he was one of the best wide receiver prospects since Julio Jones.
Jeudy should be able to produce a solid fantasy season this year, especially if Drew Lock is able to have the breakout year that many are expecting.
Fantasy Football Rookies to Target – Number 5: Henry Ruggs III
This is the player that I am most nervous about in these rankings. The Raiders made Henry Ruggs the first wide receiver off of the board in this year’s draft and it would appear that he has a pretty clear path to being the team’s top pass catcher, but here’s where the worry comes.
Ruggs was pretty much a consensus top three wide receiver of this class, but was by far the most raw of the three. That means that it might take him more time to be successful.
Secondly, he might not even be the best rookie receiver on his own team. Bryan Edwards, the big, sure-handed rookie, may actually be the next guy in line to take over as the team’s starter opposite Tyrell Williams.
That being said, with the talent Ruggs possesses he has to be used and, without truly elite veteran receivers in front of him, he keeps a spot in the top five for now.