That rookie running back that was just drafted with the 5th overall pick in the dynasty rookie draft is going to set your team over the edge this year! This is what many fantasy players tell themselves every year. It may be true, however does the data back it up?
Drafting rookies is as much about landing spot as it is about talent and potential. Let's take a look at six rookie wide receivers and decide whether or not we should draft or fade.
The Ride or Dynasty crew has an all-hands pod to talk about the rookies who are most likely to bust.
The Crew breaks down their risers and fallers following the 2020 NFL Combine.
This rookie class is absurdly deep. There were 6 RBs selected in the first two rounds of the NFL draft and 11 in the first three rounds. There were 6 WRs selected in the first round and another 7 selected in the 2nd round. By comparison, the previous 5 years saw an average of 3.8 RBs and 7.8 receivers in the first 2 rounds. The 2020 draft was deeper at both the RB and WR positions than recent years have been, which has pushed some exciting players down dynasty draft boards and made it difficult to make the case that it's an outrage that Player X isn’t going in the top Y picks – but damn it I’m gonna try!
One of those assignments was to select a player from within each tier of rookies whom they believed had the greatest chance of being a bust. I was interested in what the fantasy community thought, so I put out a Google survey through twitter and some league message boards. I received many responses and want to share those results.
The NFL Combine has come and passed. You know what that means... two-round post-combine mock draft!
Michael and Ryan break down the Ride or Dynasty Top 10 incoming rookie receivers.
The Crew breaks down their Top 10 incoming rookie running backs pre-combine.
Meet KJ Hamler, a redshirt sophomore receiver from Penn State, and Donovan Peoples-Jones, a junior receiver from Michigan!