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Post-Draft Dynasty Rookie Rankings

By Draft Sharks Staff 3:04pm EDT 4/27/20

Kudos to the NFL.

Whether teams are getting better at drafting or just got lucky, a bunch of rookies look like excellent fits in the offenses they landed in. That makes a deep rookie class even deeper. It's a good year to have dynasty picks.

Below you'll find our top 60 overall rookies for dynasty leagues -- and then QB, RB, WR and TE rankings.

Top 60 Overall

1. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Chiefs

The draft couldn’t have gone any better for CEH. He was the only RB to go in the 1st round and landed in what looks like the best offense in the NFL both short- and long-term. HC Andy Reid reportedly believes Edwards-Helaire is even better than Brian Westbrook, who spent 8 seasons playing for Reid in Philadelphia, topping 1,200 total yards 5 times. Reid has produced a top-16 PPR RB in 16 of his 21 seasons as a HC, including 10 top-10 finishers.

2. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Colts

The only thing that could have prevented Taylor as a Colt from landing atop these rankings was the Chiefs taking a 1st-round RB. The Wisconsin product averaged 151 rushing yards per game over his 3-year college career and tested as a 90th percentile athlete. He’ll now be running behind an offensive line that returns all 5 starters from a group that ranked 2nd in Pro Football Focus’ 2019 run-blocking grades. We’ll see what kind of pass-catching role Taylor can earn in Indianapolis, but he could be competing for rushing titles very soon.

3. J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ravens

What a perfect fit. Dobbins is a physical, downhill runner that just looks like a Ravens RB. It’s also worth noting that a class-high 57% of his 2019 carries came on run-pass option plays. Baltimore, of course, easily led the league in RPO rush attempts last year. Dobbins should immediately challenge Mark Ingram for lead duties and could be a 250+ carry back by 2021.

4. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Cowboys

Don’t be scared off by Dallas’ crowded WR room. Lamb has the talent to eventually emerge as the Cowboys’ #1 WR. Plus, Dallas can get out of Amari Cooper’s contract after the 2021 campaign, while Michael Gallup is set to hit free agency at the same time. Lamb is tied to QB Dak Prescott in what was a top-5 passing game last year.

5. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Broncos

He’ll be battling for targets with WR Courtland Sutton and TE Noah Fant. And QB Drew Lock remains a question mark. But Jeudy has the talent (and draft capital) to emerge as the top target in Denver’s passing game. And Lock could certainly develop into the answer at QB. Ultimately, Jeudy is just too strong a prospect to rank any lower than this.

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