The key to winning fantasy football is not drafting the biggest names; it’s drafting the names no one yet knows but soon will.
Based on ESPN’s standard scoring, rookies were major contributors to fantasy football in 2013.
For running back rankings based on total points scored, Eddie Lacy was No. 6, Le’Veon Bell was No. 15, Zac Stacy was No. 17, and Giovanni Bernard was No. 18.
For wide receivers, Keenan Allen was No. 17, Kendall Wright was No. 31, and Cordarrelle Patterson was No. 32.
For tight ends, Timothy Wright was No. 15, Jordan Reed was No. 20, and Zach Ertz was No. 21.
These are the players who make the difference in fantasy football. Every team will have a couple of star players, but the young guys you have filling the rest of your roster can put your team above the rest.
The 2014 NFL draft class has some big-time playmakers and a lot of potential. Unlike 2013, there are a few quarterbacks who could make big fantasy impacts in their first years. There are, however, fewer running backs who will likely be getting big playing time.
Overall, it seems that wide receiver will be the position with the biggest fantasy impact this year.
Now, let’s get into who the top 10 rookies will be for fantasy football in 2014.