Top rookies for dynasty leagues
Sammy Watkins tops list of 2014 draft picks with long-term fantasy value
When putting together a dynasty ranking for fantasy football, it's important to think about the big picture and positional value. For example, finding starting-caliber (for fantasy reasons) running backs is much more difficult than finding quarterbacks to start on a weekly basis. And while obviously success this year is important, owners should keep an eye on each rookie's long-term value beyond 2014.
Assuming a standard format, this is how I value the incoming class of rookies for dynasty leagues:
Watkins is a great wide receiver prospect. He doesn't have ideal height (6-foot-1) like an A.J. Green or Julio Jones, but he does have everything else you look for. Even as a rookie, he should be an every-week fantasy starter and shouldn't take too long to develop into much more. That is, unless QB EJ Manuel holds him back.
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