Dynasty players have been looking forward to this weekend for weeks, months, maybe even years due to the talented class loaded with running backs and tight ends that should impact the way we build our teams. The first round certainly did not disappoint with multiple trades and eleven fantasy relevant players coming off the board.
With these talented players entering the league, NFL veterans will feel the impact, some fearing for their respective jobs while others will breathe a sigh of relief, at least for 24 hours. Let’s take a look at some of the players who could see their dynasty value affected by this first round rookie class.
Case Keenum, QB DEN
Even after inking former Viking Case Keenum as a free agent, the Broncos had been linked to the incoming rookie quarterbacks. Instead, they took the gift that feel in their lap in the form of the top defender on the board, Bradley Chubb. That makes this Keenum’s team for the 2018 season and possibly more, plus the Broncos were able to hang onto veteran receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, who were once viewed as possible cap cuts.
Eli Manning, QB NYG
The Giants had been expected to select running back Saquon Barkley with their second overall pick, so that was not a surprise. While some might second guess the decision to pass on a potential replacement for Eli Manning, the move cements Manning’s place in the lineup for at least another season and gives him the top offensive rookie in his backfield in the form of Barkley.