That’s really the only word to describe the state of rookie drafts at the moment. Dynasty owners and fantasy football enthusiasts all over the globe are clearly perplexed after we’ve seen a preseason and training camp full of unexpected performances from veterans combined with disappointing statistical outcomes or injuries from high priced rookies. While this is no time to panic (and I really can’t stress this enough), one thing is becoming very clear – there is more risk within this group of rookies than many had initially expected. Players like Derrius Guice, Ronald Jones, Sony Michel and Rashaad Penny have all seen their rookie draft stock become much more volatile based on injuries or a perceived poor start to their careers and they’re not alone.
Knowing what we do now and evaluating the rookies based on their performances thus far, there are also several youngsters who seem to have either outplayed their early rookie draft position or solidified themselves as a very safe selection in rookie drafts. While any of them could still bust and the sample size we have is extraordinarily small (again, I really can’t stress this enough), there are six players who stick out to me as the safest players to draft at the moment. If you’re a rebuilding team or someone who is risk averse, these may just be the players for you to target. Keep in mind this is my own personal list and not based on anything other than my own evaluations. With that being said, here are my six safest bets in rookie drafts at the moment.
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