To be honest, who has any real knowledge about a players’ ability when it reaches the 3rd round of a rookie draft? If I asked you if Marcus Stevenson was worth a 5th round dynasty selection this year, what argument would you use to support your case? Well, firstly, he isn’t a real player…and that’s the point. By the time these later picks roll around, most of these guys are unknown commodities that have about as good of a chance as you or I to make the 53 man roster. Despite this, I still think there are a few players being overlooked in rookie drafts, falling to the third round or later, even though they have an actual chance to break into the starting lineup and solidifying a role in their new offense.
2019 Exclusive Dynasty Articles
Exclusive articles for the 2019 BDGE Fantasy Football Dynasty/Rookie Guide.
The first 1.5-2 rounds of your rookie draft should be filled exclusively with players drafted within the first three rounds of the NFL Draft. There’s plenty of data to show that the most predictive statistic when it comes to predicting both real and fantasy success for a college prospect is NFL draft capital. You may think that Player X is three times as talented as Player Y. But come draft time, Player X gets drafted in Round 6; Player Y in Round 3. Small piece of advice if you find yourself in this situation: fade yourself.
1. Fading running backs early. If you’re new to dynasty fantasy football, this might sound a bit weird. In season-long leagues, the majority of first round picks are running backs. This year in particular, the first 6 or 7 picks off the board might be running backs. That is far from the norm in dynasty …
If you follow me at all, y’all know podcasts are my performed avenue of consumption when it comes to everything fantasy football. Did you take me for a YouTube guy? I have more fingers on my right hand than the number of fantasy football youtube videos I’ve watched in my life. On my mama.
Podcasts are easy. They’re passive. They don’t require you to watch anything while you’re listening so you can multi-task, something humans subconsciously gravitate towards, hence the exponential rise in popularity of the podcast platform over recent years.
Although dynasty fantasy football is relatively new to the mainstream, as per usual, the non-public can be looked at to be ahead of the curve. In English, there are a few really, really good dynasty-focused fantasy football pods out there in iTunes already. These are my top three that you should start listening to yesterday: