If you are in a league where you draft rookies before the NFL draft, then I am here to help you with my Superflex rookie rankings.
Lots of people don’t like the idea, or understand these leagues, but I have a great deal of respect for those players and it adds an extra element to their leagues and the NFL draft.
I have gone through countless hours of game tape and crunched the combine numbers to come up with my top 50 rookie rankings ,pre-NFL draft.
Yes, obviously it will be different post-draft, but that isn’t the point. These are purely my pre-NFL draft 0.5 PPR SF rankings.
Use them as you wish.
There is a reason Joe Burrow is 100/1 Odds to go to the Bengals, it’s going to happen. Joe Burrow is talented, this is undisputed, he had arguably the greatest ever season for any college player ever. Don’t believe me, read and watch below.
Despite having the number 1 pick for being the league’s worst side, he lands in a great position fantasy-wise. A.J Green is returning from injury, joining the likes of the talented Tyler Boyd and speedster John Ross.
Thread on Joe Burrow
— NFL Film Review (@NFLFilmReview) April 8, 2020
— Jacob Hester (@JacobHester18) April 14, 2020
If anyone saw my dynasty rookie rankings a few weeks ago, you would have seen Taylor was my top skill position, that has changed. Having watched more tape on both players and listening to a few podcasts on both players, Lamb has surpassed him for good. That’s the great thing about rankings, they are dynamic.
Both players are stars, athletes with ball in hand, and play-makers. Taylor’s fumbles is cause for concern. It doesn’t matter how good an athlete you are, how quick you are, if you fumble consistently you wont see much playing time. Taylor has 18 fumbles in his college career, Taylor had a staggering 926 rushing attempts, making for 1 fumble every 51.4 rushes. In comparison Dobbins averaged 1 fumble for every 145 rushing attempts.
Taylor is a world class athlete, but he needs to work on protecting the ball. He is still my number 1 RB in this class, but I would rather take Lamb if both are available.
Career fumble No. 18 for #Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor and his sixth fumble this season.
As talented as he is, ball security remains a strong concern.
— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) January 1, 2020
Do y’all remember this?? Jonathan Taylor is cold 🥶 pic.twitter.com/8A9tRdQ10I
— Bucky HYPE 🔴⚪️🦡🏆 (@BuckyHYPE) April 5, 2020
I am a massive fan, he is the best prospect since Amari Cooper. Lamb has elite hands, body control and is extremely physical. The Bilentnikoff finalist is simply a YAC monster who can line up anywhere and be a weapon. The one knock Lamb had was his pace, he addressed that at the combine. While not blistering, a very respectable 4.50 seconds in the 40 yard dash.
In 2019 Lamb avaerged over 100 yards a game, and better than a touchdown per game. He finished the season with 62 receptions, 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns in 13 games. His Oklahoma college career finished at 40 games, 173 receptions, 3,292 yards, 32 touchdowns.
I will leave it with this, is he being frequently compared to DeAndre Hopkins for a reason.
CeeDee Lamb can ball 👀 pic.twitter.com/BLBowNza0F
— Receiver Life (@ReceiverLife_) April 9, 2020
Mel Kiper Jr. compares CeeDee Lamb to Deandre Hopkins.
"That's a huge compliment, especially coming from a guy like Mel." — Lamb
— Sooner Gridiron (@soonergridiron) April 9, 2020
This class is deep, and I mean deep. These 3rd round dart throws seem to have a way higher chance, than previous years, of paying off. Players such as Brandon Aiyuk, Chase Claypool, Devin Duvernay, K.J. Hamler, Gabriel Davis and Antonio Gandy-Golden for the most part will be taken in the 3rd and 4th round of rookie drafts. Duvernay in particular is climbing boards rapidly, the man has safe hands. There is a very high chance that selecting one of these will turn out like Terry McLaurin did in his rookie season, thoroughly outperforming expectations with a 3rd round ADP and becoming more than fantasy relevant.
Remember when Devin Duvernay was snubbed from the major postseason awards?
His highlight reel tonight against Utah: pic.twitter.com/B7P1r58rk1
— Jake García (@Jake_M_Garcia) January 1, 2020
Don’t sleep on this man
— The Game Haus Sports (@TGHSports) January 1, 2019
Or this one
Its not that I don’t rate the TE class, having Harrison Bryant and Adam Trautman as my TE1 and 2 at a lowly 32 and 35. Its just that I prefer the likelihood of hitting on all the WRs above them. The top tight ends all have incredible talent and athleticism, however other than Trautman and Kmet Cole, none are noted blockers and this could affect how much time they spend on the field.
Check out our tight end Harrison Bryant. FAU Football !! pic.twitter.com/4N81R93RO1
— Dr. Richard Staller (@Dr_Staller) November 24, 2019
While not much between prospects, Harrison Bryant is my TE1
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