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Fantasy Football – Dynasty Rookie Rankings

Hello fantasy footballers it’s me again “THE FANTASY TYPHOON” coming back as promised with another informative dynasty league dominating article. This time we will get you prepared to face your dynasty rookie drafts. Please be advised that these tiers are for a 3 year window so once these top tier 1 players are secured to your rosters give them the ample time to blossom before you get discouraged. Dynasty fantasy football is all about talent and patience folks because talent plays on Sundays.


Before all of the calculator fantasy football rankers can get their algorithms in place talent has to be evident in the players DNA. We break talent before other websites because we measure the talent, the scheme, the coach and most importantly the role they were drafted to fill. This formula keeps you from making big mistakes by following what’s trending on twitter from someone who woke up with a feeling in his gut about a player. We watch the film and then make suggestions to try and help you avoid the pitfalls and the buyer’s remorse that comes along with it. Our recommendations go against the grain a bit but I guarantee that you will be jumping up and down when the real training camp battles are won by your drafted players. So let’s break the 2013 rookie class into tiers for your dynasty drafts.


TIER I Can’t Miss Talent

The guys below will make out our top tier recommendations. We project that these guys will have long pro bowl fantasy stat stuffing careers. Isn’t this what you want from your first round dynasty rookie pick?


Justin Hunter – Tennessee Titans          

We have Justin Hunter at the top of our board based on talent and potential only. He has the shell of AJ Green. We don’t care where he lands he will produce for you in the allotted 3 year rookie dynasty window. You will not be disappointed.


Robert Woods – Buffalo Bills       

Crisp route runner with the ability to beat the jam at the line of scrimmage in college, now as a NFL rookie. Might not be the fastest but has sure hands and should shoulder a long prosperous NFL career as well. That’s what we are looking for in dynasty formats.


LeVeon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers          

We love the talent and situation that Leveon Bell has found himself in. He is a talented back that is now in a Traditional Pro-Style Offense and we expect to see some good numbers from him once he gets settled. He should be entrenched as the bell cow well within the 3 year rookie window.



Tyler Eifert – Cincinnati Bengals

We love this guy’s talent. Players like these top four guys will play in any system for a long time. That’s why these guys are slated at the top of their class. Even if they are traded they will still get the first nod to start until they retire. The rookie RB’s and QB’s in 2013 are shaky at best so beware. These guys are full of talent and talent plays on Sunday.




While these guys are top talents and are in perfect situation there are some sort of flaw or concern that keeps them from being a top tier lock. They will be considered strong fantasy starters on Sunday for your rosters, they just lack the guarantee that the top players above possess.


Montee Ball – Denver Broncos                

Montee Ball was one of my favorite running backs before the NFL rookie draft begun. Now that he lands in Denver is awesome for his value. Please be advised that as long as Manning is QB, HE MUST BE ABLE TO EXCEL AT PASS PROTECTION. They are not letting this guy hit the field unless they are 110% sure of his pass blocking skills to protect Manning. If he gets time on the field and misses a passing block you best be sure that he is immediately coming to the bench. Also, McGahee will not be released and Ball WILL NOT see any parts of the field again until this is proven in practice. Take that to the bank.


Cordarrelle Patterson – Minnesota Vikings       

We love this guy’s film but the downside is that he is so raw. It may take more than the 3 year rookie window before this guy catches on fire. You could pass on him and back track and pick him up cheaply from a frustrated owner years later if he starts off slowly. Ponder is good enough to focus on 1 player and get him heavily involved. While the box will be stacked against Peterson and double teams are dispatched to Jennings the middle of the field will be crying for attention. Insert Cordarrelle.


Eddie Lacy – Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packer have drafted their future stud in Eddie Lacy. The Packers drafted Lacy as their #1 RB and they are going to give him every opportunity to fulfil their vision for him. He has the talent to get the job done but Franklin will be breathing down his neck.


Markus Wheaton – Pittsburgh Steelers

People are going to mistake him as the next Mike Wallace. He is not going to be asked to replace what Mike Wallace brought to the table they are looking for more from Wheaton. They want him to not only go deep at times but to run a complete route tree.     


Stedman Bailey – St. Louis Rams

People are under estimating the talent this guy brings to the table. He is better than media darling Tavon Austin. He fits the Steve Smith in Carolina mold and will have an excellent opportunity to excel in this offense. Once training camp comes to full bloom you will be glad that you took a late round flyer on him. Give him time.           


Tavon Austin – St. Louis Rams   

Here is your media darling. We are not that high on Tavon to be your number 1 pick in dynasty drafts unless you are in a return yardage league. He will not be present on every down like people think he is. Plays will have to schemed for him to get the ball in space. Don’t get me wrong he will produce but not as much as the media is hyping him to.


DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans

This guy will immediately see the field and is already better than Kevin Walter. I don’t what took the Texans so long to upgrade at the WR2 position.


Giovani Bernard – Cincinnati Bengals

We are not that high on Bernard because Gruden has vocally said that they drafted him to be the passing/3rd down back. They don’t envision him as an every down back and he could very well play second fiddle his whole NFL career. He’s more valuable in ppr settings than standard leagues.



The players below have the talent but something is marred and blocking their way to becoming studs. They may or may not overcome them but they will be given an opportunity to shine at some point. Yes, there could very well be a pro bowler or two mixed up in there.


5          160     Rams              Zac Stacy                  RB      Vanderbilt                  SEC

Could very well be the best RB on the Rams roster right now but this is yet to be confirmed.


2          62        Seahawks     Christine Michael    RB      Texas A&M                SEC

Should beat out Robert Turbin for the backup role to Lynch but has to wait for his time to be a stud.


6          181     Raiders          Latavius Murray       RB      UCF                          �� C-USA

Kind of the same situation as Christine Michael. Murray has to wait at least a year to see if the Raiders resign McFadden. If he ever gets the lead job he’s a stud.


5          164     Dolphins        Mike Gillislee            RB      Florida                        SEC

Excellent talent and can pass block. May get a chance to win the backfield in Miami.


2          59        Patriots           Aaron Dobson          WR     Marshall                     C-USA

Will be asked to man the “X” position in New England which is the #1 WR position. He could pull it off.


3          76        Chargers       Keenan Allen           WR     California                  Pac-12

His draft stock dropped but if it hadn’t I would place him in the tier 1 pile. He has top talents but his character was a concern. He could definitely be a future pro bowler.


3          74        Cowboys       Terrance Williams    WR     Baylor                         Big 12

He could be asked to immediately secure the WR3 in Dallas which has some fantasy value. Maybe even take Miles job sometime in the future.


2          35        Eagles            Zach Ertz                   TE       Stanford                     Pac-12

He will be asked to play in a high powered offense that Chip Kelly will be implementing. Could be an excellent play maker.


4          125     Packers          Johnathan Franklin            RB      UCLA                                   Pac-12

Has the opportunity to knock out Eddie Lacy as the top dawg in the Packers backfield.


4          131     49ers              Marcus Lattimore     RB      South Carolina         SEC

When healthy he is the #1 RB in this class.


2          39        Jets                 Geno Smith               QB      West Virginia            Big 12

He will be given every opportunity to make the Jets forget about drafting Sanchez and TeBow.


3          63        Chiefs            Travis Kelce              TE       Cincinnati                 Big East

Could very well be the best TE on the roster right now but has to prove it.



1          16        Bills                E.J. Manuel               QB      Florida State             ACC

4          128     49ers              Quinton Patton         WR     Louisiana Tech        WAC

5          140     Cardinals       Stepfan Taylor          RB      Stanford                     Pac-12

4          112     Raiders          Tyler Wilson              QB      Arkansas                   SEC

7          238     Ravens          Aaron Mellette          WR     Elon                            SoCon

6          174     Cardinals       Ryan Swope             WR     Texas A&M                SEC

3          73        Buccaneers Mike Glennon            QB      N.C. State                  ACC

4          98        Eagles            Matt Barkley           QB      USC                           Pac-12

3          78        Bills                Marquise Goodwin WR     Texas             Big 12

6          187     Cardinals       Andre Ellington        RB      Clemson                    ACC

5          151     Cowboys       Joseph Randle         RB      Oklahoma State       Big 12

6          172     Raiders          Nick Kasa                TE       Colorado                    Pac-12

6          182     Panthers        Kenjon Barner          RB      Oregon                       Pac-12

5          154     Redskins       Chris Thompson      RB      Florida State             ACC

2          47        Cowboys       Gavin Escobar         TE       San Diego State       MWC

5          135     Jaguars          Denard Robinson    WR     Michigan                   Big Ten

2          55        49ers             Vance McDonald     TE       Rice                            C-USA

3          85        Redskins       Jordan Reed             TE       Florida                        SEC

3          96        Chiefs            Knile Davis               RB      Arkansas                   SEC

4          101     Jaguars          Ace Sanders             WR     South Carolina         SEC

4          102     Patriots           Josh Boyce               WR     TCU                            Big 12

4          106     Dolphins        Dion Sims                 TE       Michigan State         Big Ten

4          123     Seahawks     Chris Harper              WR     Kansas State            Big 12

4          133     Falcons          Levine Toilolo           TE       Stanford                     Pac-12

5          144     Saints             Kenny Stills              WR     Oklahoma                  Big 12

6          197     Bengals         Cobi Hamilton          WR     Arkansas                   SEC