Fantasy Football: Rookie Values

Will the young players make an impact? That is always one of the most important questions heading into a fantasy draft, because there are often sleepers, average players, and complete busts. Last year, the top potential offensive players were J.J. Arrington, Braylon Edwards, and Mike Williams. None of them ended up having the type of seasons that warrant a high-draft pick, which definitely has to stick in your mind this year.

Ratings System

*****: The ultimate player. They have the potential to be within the top five at their position in the entire NFL this year, as well as making the Pro Bowl, or being named the offensive rookie of the year.

****: Will definitely be a starter for their team, and will perform like between an average NFL player and the ultimate player.

***: Will be an average performer, because they don’t play on theufabet บอลชุด greatest team in the world, or will need some time to develop.

**: They may take over as the starter halfway through the season. Overall, they really won’t make that much of an impact.

*: They will see limited playing time, or will not perform well enough to put up anything worthy of a fantasy point.


First off, let it be known that it is too difficult to project if a quarterback will even have the chance to do well for your team. More times than not, a rookie quarterback either has an average-at-best first year in learning the system, or they sit behind the starting quarterback for most of the year. One note of advice: do not take a rookie quarterback within the first ten rounds of the draft: it won’t be worth it.

Important Statistic for QB’s: 27 non-rookie quarterbacks threw for more yards last year than Kyle Orton, who led rookie QB’s with 1,869 yards thrown.

Vince Young, Tennessee Titans ***

The Titans just released Steve McNair, narrowing the competition to Volek and Young. Young won’t sit the entire season, but when he does get in, he’ll have to learn that he can’t run as freely as he did in college. He has the most potential this year of all the rookie quarterbacks.

Matt Leinart, Arizona Cardinals **

Kurt Warner will be the man for the Cardinals, and Leinart’s playing time could end up like what Eli Manning saw two years ago under the Giants. He won’t do you any good until late in the season.