Dynasty Rookies

We take a look at the Top Keeper/Dynasty Rookies for a 3 year outlook, taking into account skill, scheme fit, organizational consistency, and surrounding cast. The indicated age of the player is how old the player will be entering next season. Dominate your Fantasy Football leagues but using our Top Rookie Dynasty and Keeper Rankings. Updated: Aug.29/17

1. Saquon Barkley, RB - NYG

Barkley figures to team with Odell Beckham as the foundation of the Giants offense for many years to come. Arguably the most talented player available in the 2018 draft, Barkley should be an every down back from the outset of his career. He'll begin the year as the starting running back and there's nothing to suggest he won't retain that job for the foreseeable future. Given his size and skill set he has a legitimate shot at being a generational talent in the mold of a player like Adrian Peterson, though more versatile.

2. Derrius Guice, RB - WAS
3. Sony Michel, RB - NE
4. Nick Chubb, RB - CLE
5. Royce Freeman, RB - DEN
6. D.J. Moore, WR - CAR
7. Rashaad Penny, RB - SEA
8. Kerryon Johnson, RB - DET
9. Calvin Ridley, WR - ATL
10. Courtland Sutton, WR - DEN
11. Ronald Jones, RB - TB
12. Christian Kirk, WR - ARZ
13. James Washington, WR - PIT
14. Anthony Miller, WR - CHI
15. Michael Gallup, WR - DAL
16. Dallas Goedert, TE - PHI
17. Baker Mayfield, QB - CLE

The first overall pick in the draft, one has to assume it's only a matter of time before Mayfield is taking first team reps. That said, Tyrod Taylor is a capable NFL quarterback and Mayfield does have some adjustments to make coming into the NFL. Though undersized, Mayfield has an above average arm and the kind of escapability that gives NFL defensive coordinators nightmares. But it's the gunslinger mentality that is likely to get him into trouble early in his NFL career. Skillset-wise he compares favorably to a guy like Russell Wilson, but ultimately it will come down to his decision making early on. There are also questions along the offensive line, though the Browns have stockpiled an impressive array of talent at the skill positions, adding Jarvis Landry, Carlos Hyde and Nick Chubb to a group that already includes Josh Gordon, David Njoku, and Duke Johnson. Slowly but surely, Cleveland is getting better on both sides of the ball, and Mayfield is the guy they've tapped to be the face of the franchise.

18. Mike Gesicki, TE - MIA
19. Josh Rosen, QB - ARZ

Not a player who lacks confidence, Rosen is coming into the league with a chip on his shoulder after seeing both Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold taken ahead of him in the draft. By most accounts he's the most pro-ready of the five quarterbacks selected in the first round of this year's draft, and early reports from rookie camp and OTAs suggest he'll challenge Sam Bradford for the starters job in Week 1. The Cardinals enter the season with just Bradford and Mike Glennon competing for snaps with Rosen, and Glennon couldn't hold off Mitchell Trubisky in Chicago last season, a player who was much farther behind developmentally coming into the league. A true pocket passer, Rosen isn't going to beat teams with his legs, but he doesn't need to. His outspokenness has caused many to question his coachability and commitment to football, but Arizona seems to think they've got their quarterback of the future. Rosen's big early career challenge will be to not let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Despite average arm strength he wasn't always willing to take what was there in the passing game or to throw the ball away. Those mistakes get compounded quickly in the NFL and Rosen will need show a willingness to adapt if he's going to make it as a pro.

20. D.J. Chark, WR - JAX
21. Sam Darnold, QB - NYJ

Of the first round quarterbacks taken in the 2018 NFL draft, Darnold probably brings the least to the table out of the gate, but despite that he was atop the draft board for many experts who believed he should be the first overall pick. He's a big, strong quarterback that can move in the pocket and make all the throws, but he did have some issues with turnovers last season and will need to work at reading coverage and perhaps tweaking his mechanics a bit. That said, the ceiling is uber-high for the Jets new signal caller of the future, and he'll get to learn how to be a pro from Josh McCown and former first round pick Teddy Bridgewater, who is looking to resurrect his career after a devastating knee injury. In short, it's a pretty ideal situation for Darnold and big things should be on the horizon with an improving young defense and a franchise quarterback to build around. Look for the Jets to start surrounding Darold with offensive talent next offseason.

22. Mark Andrews, TE - BAL
23. Lamar Jackson, QB - BAL

When the Ravens traded back up into the first round to take Jackson, it was clear that Baltimore thinks he can be their quarterback of the future. Joe Flacco is heading into his age 33 season and his play has been declining over the past few seasons, not to mention the bloated salary he's collecting these days. Jackson was a far better pocket passer in college than he ever got credit for, but it's obviously his running ability that could make him a fantasy stud down the line. A true dual threat, he'll need to make some adjustments to succeed in the NFL, but with Flacco entrenched as the starter for now, the Ravens can take their time in developing what they hope is their future franchise quarterback.

24. Dante Pettis, WR - SF
25. Equanimeous St. Brown, WR - GB
26. Kalen Ballage, RB - MIA
27. Hayden Hurst, TE - BAL
28. Mark Walton, RB - CIN
29. Richie James, WR - SF
30. Nyheim Hines, RB - IND
31. Auden Tate, WR - CIN
32. John Kelly, RB - LAR
33. Tre'Quan Smith, WR - NWO
34. Antonio Callaway, WR - CLE
35. Josh Allen, QB - BUF

Allen looks the part of an NFL quarterback and has all the physical tools that make NFL GMs drool. Still, coming out of the University of Wyoming he wasn't exactly shredding inferior competition at the collegiate level. Not unlike Deshone Kizer last year, Allen's draft status had more to do with raw talent than actual success. Though the ability is there, he lands in about as bad a spot as possible given the concerns. Neither Nathan Peterman or A.J. McCarron have a bonafide NFL track record or would appear to be the starter of the future, which means the Bills may be tempted to roll with Allen from the jump. That would put him under center behind a bad offensive line and see him throwing to arguably the league's worst receiving corps. It's another instance of an NFL team trying to rebuild by starting with the quarterback position rather than assembling the talent to help put a young signal caller in a position to succeed.

36. Deon Cain, WR - IND
37. Bo Scarbrough, RB - DAL
38. Jordan Lasley, WR - BAL

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