Club Fantasy’s 2017 Top 50 Rookie Rankings

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By The Hudsonian, Joshua Hudson

Now that the NFL Draft is over, what fantasy owners really want to know is, “Who among the newest crop of NFL players can help me win my fantasy football league?” Sometimes it’s not just the popular 1st round picks. Just look at last year as an example. Sure, 4th overall choice Ezekiel Elliott showed why he was picked there, leading the NFL in rushing. But Zak Prescott (4th round), Jordan Howard (5th), and Tyreek Hill (5th) all made splashes in lineups last season. If you knew ahead of time to be looking for those guys, you may have snagged them on waivers before they exploded.

Below are my 2017 Rookie Rankings. These rankings are for how I think the rookies will play out this season, not from here through the end of their career. Those feelings will be expressed in my Top 300 Dynasty Rankings, due out some time in June.

You want rookies? I got your rookies right here!

Overall Team Position
1 Leonard Fournette JAX RB
2 Corey Davis TEN WR
3 Mike Williams LAC WR
4 Christian McCaffrey CAR RB
5 Deshaun Watson HOU QB
6 Dalvin Cook MIN RB
7 Cooper Kupp LAR WR
8 Samaje Perine WSH RB
9 Joe Mixon CIN RB
10 Kareem Hunt KC RB
11 David Njoku CLE TE
12 Zay Jones BUF WR
13 ArDarius Stewart NYJ WR
14 Evan Engram NYG TE
15 Marlon Mack IND RB
16 John Ross CIN WR
17 Jake Butt DEN TE
18 Gerald Everett LAR TE
19 DeShone Kizer CLE QB
20 Alvin Kamara NO RB
21 Donnel Pumphrey PHI RB
22 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT WR
23 O.J. Howard TB TE
24 Chad Williams ARI WR
25 Joe Williams SF RB
26 D’Onta Foreman HOU RB
27 Wayne Gallman NYG RB
28 Taywan Taylor TEN WR
29 Jordan Leggett NYJ TE
30 Amara Darboh SEA WR
31 Malachi Dupre GB WR
32 Chris Godwin TB WR
33 Josh Reynolds LAR WR
34 James Conner PIT RB
35 Jamaal Williams GB RB
36 Jeremy McNichols TB RB
37 Adam Shaheen CHI TE
38 Mitchell Trubisky CHI QB
39 Chad Kelly DEN QB
40 Mack Hollins PHI WR
41 Josh Malone CIN WR
42 Ryan Switzer DAL WR
43 DeDe Westbrook JAX WR
44 Curtis Samuel CAR WR
45 Jehu Chesson KC WR
46 George Kittle SF TE
47 Jonnu Smith TEN TE
48 Tarik Cohen CHI RB
49 Elijah Hood OAK RB
50 T.J. Logan ARI RB