Welcome to the latest installment of my Top 100 Rookies series, the 2018 post-draft dynasty rookie rankings edition. If you missed the November and January editions, feel free to look back on how wrong I was both here and here.
A lot has happened in the last few months, including the draft. It’s time to dive in and figure out how to rank all of these players now that we know where they’ll be playing. Get pumped!
I’ve been working on this list for over a year now, but I’m sure there will still be all sorts of disagreement with it. That’s fine. As I always say, use this list as just one data point in the big picture of your rookie analysis.
Please do leave a comment or reach out to me on Twitter (@FF_TravisM). I’d love talk about your favorite players and hopefully learn something from you along the way. Anyway, there are 100 players to get through. Let’s get this thing started.
Tier 1 (The King of Rookie Drafts)
1) Saquon Barkley – RB1, New York Giants
Saquon Barkley has been the unanimous top incoming rookie for fantasy football purposes since Penn State’s game against Iowa last fall (at least). Now that the Giants selected him second overall, the first overall pick in rookie drafts feels even easier. No, the Giants haven’t exactly fixed all of their offensive line problems yet. Yes, the Giants run out of a lot of 11-personnel (pass heavy) formations. But the good news is that Barkley ran out of 11-personnel a ton at Penn State behind an even worse offensive line there. He should be a home run right out of the gate for fantasy owners lucky enough to pick him.