2016 Rookie Rankings (Post Draft)

Below are our post-draft 2016 Rookie Rankings. We still rounds 4-7 to go, so note that some of the players ranked below could jump up, or down, depending on what team drafts them, or doesn’t draft them, in rounds 4-7. An example of a guy who could jump high is Kenneth Dixon, or even Devontae Booker.

Top Fantasy Football Rankings – Post Draft

  1. Ezekiel Elliott RB DAL – He couldn’t have landed in a better spot. He has top 5RB upside for the future and possibly top 5-10 upside for 2016.
  2. Corey Coleman WR CLE – Very talented, he just needs consistent QB play, which may or may not happen in CLE.
  3. Josh Doctson WR WAS – Also very talented. Great landing spot.
  4. Laquon Treadwell WR MIN – Not elite speed wise but if he gets enough targets, which is questionable in MIN, he could develop into a solid NFL wide receiver in 2-3 years.
  5. Derrick Henry RB TEN – Horrible landing spot, as DeMarco Murray is the main man in TEN.
  6. Will Fuller WR HOU – Decent spot, but given Hopkins is a top 1-3 fantasy WR, it’s tough seeing Fuller ever becoming a stud in fantasy.
  7. Kenneth Dixon RB TBA – Hopefully he lands in a good spot in rounds 4-7. If not, he could drop on these rankings. He could also climb high if he finds a great situation. Sleeper!
  8. Carson Wentz QB PHI – Solid situation, good talent. Not sure he is ever going to be a top 5 fantasy QB, though.
  9. Jared Goff QB LA – Same thing said about Wentz goes here.
  10. Paxton Lynch QB DEN – He excites us a touch more than the other two QBs above, but he is more raw and could take longer to develop.
  11. CJ Prosise RB SEA – Not a great spot, but Rawls isn’t exactly a for sure – yet.
  12. Devontae Booker RB TBA – Could be huge if he gets drafted into the right spot in rounds 4-7, or he could drop off the map if drafted as a total backup.
  13. Alex Collins RB TBA – Where will he go? If drafted into a good spot, he jumps a ton! Sleeper!
  14. Michael Thomas WR NO – Good spot, good talent.
  15. Kenyan Drake RB MIA – Good spot, but we don’t love his upside, so this is a good thing for Jay Ajayi.
  16. Tyler Boyd WR CIN – Not elite.
  17. Sterling Shepard WR NYG – Not likely elite.
  18. Braxton Miller WR HOU – Crowded situation.
  19. Leonte Carroo WR MIA – Solid talent, but very, very crowded situation.
  20. The Rest

  21. Keith Marshall RB TBA
  22. Christian Hackenberg QB NYJ
  23. Wendell Smallwood RB TBA
  24. Deandre Washington RB TBA
  25. Hunter Henry TE SD
  26. Austin Hooper TE ATL

2016 NFL Draft Results (Round One)

Below is the entire first-round of the 2016 NFL Draft. View the draft results below, but also comment below on all of the fantasy implications! Look for our fantasy analysis to follow!

1 – Los Angeles Rams: Jared Goff QB CAL
2 – Philadelphia Eagles: Carson Wentz QB North Dakota St.
3 – San Diego Chargers: Joey Bosa DE Ohio St.
4 – Dallas Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott RB Ohio St.
5 – Jacksonville Jaguars: Jalen Ramsey CB Florida St.
6 – Baltimore Ravens: Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame
7 – San Francisco 49ers: DeForest Buckner DE Oregon
8 – Tennessee Titans: Jack Conklin OT Michigan St.
9 – Chicago Bears: Leonard Floyd OLB Georgia
10 – New York Giants: Eli Apple CB Ohio St.
11 – Tampa Bay Bucs: Vernon Hargreaves III CB Florida
12 – New Orleans Saints: Sheldon Rankins DE Louisville
13 – Miami Dolphins: Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss
14 – Oakland Raiders: Karl Joseph S West Virginia
15 – Cleveland Browns: Corey Coleman WR Baylor
16 – Detroit Lions: Taylor Decker OT Ohio St.
17 – Atlanta Falcons: Keanu Neal S Florida
18 – Indianapolis Colts: Ryan Kelly C Alabama
19 – Buffalo Bills: Shaq Lawson DE Clemson
20 – New York Jets: Darron Lee OLB Ohio St.
21 – Houston Texans: Will Fuller WR Notre Dame
22 – Washington Redskins: Josh Doctson WR TCU
23 – Minnesota Vikings: Laquon Treadwell WR Ole Miss
24 – Cincinnati Bengals: William Jackson III CB Houston
25 – Pittsburgh Steelers: Artie Burns CB Miami
26 – Denver Broncos: Paxton Lynch QB Memphis
27 – Green Bay Packers: Kenny Clark DT UCLA
28 – San Francisco 49ers: Joshua Garnett G Stanford
30 – Arizona Cardinals: Robert Nkemdiche DT Ole Miss
31 – Carolina Panthers: Vernon Butler DT Louisiana Tech
32 – Seattle Seahawks: Germain Ifedi OT Texas A&M

Bounce-Back Players for 2016

Below are a list of just a few bounce-back fantasy football candidates heading into the 2016 NFL fantasy football season. Have a few names you want to toss out? Comment below!

Eddie Lacy

Eddie Lacy has reportedly lost 15-18 pounds since the end of last year. Some are even suggesting that he will enter 2016 in the best shape of his life. There are plenty of reasons to doubt him, but if he can be had at RB2 value entering 2016, and currently that’s the case, he has bounce-back written all over him.

Jordy Nelson

Another Packer with bounce-back written all over him. Aaron Rodgers struggled a bit last year, as did the Packers, and one reason is that Rodgers lost Jordy. Jordy is always underrated, but coming off injury, he is more likely to get overlooked than ever. Buy-low, at least until his ADP climbs back into stud range, and it may. Once it does, then he is a tad risky and the appeal is somewhat lost.

Andrew Luck

Most expect a bounce-back, but given that he and Aaron Rodgers both struggled last year, and now with Brady again looking at a 4-game suspension, QBs might fall further than they should in 2016. Take advantage, as Luck (and Rodgers) both have top 10 overall value, it’s just that QBs are waited on in almost every veteran fantasy football draft. At 3rd- and 4th-round value, we say don’t wait, be the one to snag either QB.

Jamaal Charles

He should bounce-back from injury nicely, for at least one season. Don’t spend a top 5RB pick on him, but if you can get him near 2nd-round value, or particularly at 2nd-round value, strike!

DeMarco Murray

Risky, sure, especially with a new team (TEN); however, he is still top 5-10RB skilled, and TEN wanted him, which is a change from his situation in PHI last year. His ADP is in the 3rd/4th, so the risk is very low, whereas the reward is 1st-round possible.

Final 2016 NFL Mock Draft

Below is our Final 2016 NFL Mock Draft prior to the 2016 NFL Draft, which takes place this week (Thursday). Who will your favorite team draft this week?

2016 NFL Mock Draft

1 – Los Angeles Rams: Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
2 – Philadelphia Eagles: Jared Goff, QB, California
3 – San Diego Chargers: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
4 – Dallas Cowboys: Joey Bosa, DE/OLB, Ohio State
5 – Jacksonville Jaguars: Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
6 – Baltimore Ravens: Jalen Ramsey, S/CB, Florida State
7 – San Francisco 49ers: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
8 – Cleveland Browns: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
9 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DeForest Buckner, DE/DT, Oregon
10 – New York Giants: Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida
11 – Chicago Bears: Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State
12 – New Orleans Saints: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
13 – Miami Dolphins: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State
14 – Oakland Raiders: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville
15 – Tennessee Titans: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
16 – Detroit Lions: Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama
17 – Atlanta Falcons: Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State
18 – Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
19 – Buffalo Bills: Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama
20 – New York Jets: Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech
21 – Washington Redskins: Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
22 – Houston Texans: William Jackson, CB, Houston
23 – Minnesota Vikings: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
24 – Cincinnati Bengals: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
25 – Pittsburgh Steelers: Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
26 – Seattle Seahawks: Taylor Decker, OT/G, Ohio State
27 – Green Bay Packers: Jonathan Bullard, DE/DT, Florida
28 – Kansas City Chiefs: Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
29 – Arizona Cardinals: Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama
31 – Carolina Panthers: Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
30 – Denver Broncos: A’Shawn Robinson, DE/DT, Alabama
2.01 – Cleveland Browns: Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson

2016 NFL Bye Weeks

Below are the 2016 Bye Weeks for the 2016 NFL Season. What fantasy players have byes during the same week? Find out below!

Sort: NFL Schedule | Byes

Bye Weeks

WEEK 1: NO TEAMS ON BYE

WEEK 2: NO TEAMS ON BYE

WEEK 3: NO TEAMS ON BYE

WEEK 4: PACKERS, EAGLES

WEEK 5: JAGUARS, CHIEFS, SAINTS, SEAHAWKS

WEEK 6: VIKINGS, BUCCANEERS

WEEK 7: PANTHERS, COWBOYS

WEEK 8: RAVENS, RAMS, DOLPHINS, GIANTS, STEELERS, 49ERS

WEEK 9: CARDINALS, BEARS, BENGALS, TEXANS, PATRIOTS, REDSKINS

WEEK 10: BILLS, LIONS, COLTS, RAIDERS

WEEK 11: FALCONS, BRONCOS, JETS, CHARGERS

WEEK 12: NO TEAMS ON BYE

WEEK 13: BROWNS, TITANS

WEEK 14: NO TEAMS ON BYE

WEEK 15: NO TEAMS ON BYE

WEEK 16: NO TEAMS ON BYE

WEEK 17: NO TEAMS ON BYE

2016 NFL Schedule

Below is the 2016 NFL Schedule. We have all the matchups for Weeks 1-17 of the 2016 season.

Sort: NFL Schedule | Byes

Week 1

Thursday, September 8

Carolina Denver 5:30 PM NBC

Sunday, September 11

Green Bay @ Jacksonville 10:00 AM FOX
Buffalo @ Baltimore 10:00 AM CBS
Chicago @ Houston 10:00 AM FOX
Cleveland @ Philadelphia 10:00 AM
Tampa Bay @ Atlanta 10:00 AM FOX
Minnesota @ Tennessee 10:00 AM FOX
Cincinnati @ New York 10:00 AM CBS
Oakland @ New Orleans 10:00 AM FOX
San Diego @ Kansas City 10:00 AM CBS
Miami @ Seattle 1:05 PM CBS
Detroit @ Indianapolis 1:25 PM FOX
New York @ Dallas 1:25 PM FOX
New England @ Arizona 5:30 PM NBC

Monday, September 12

Pittsburgh @ Washington 4:10 PM ESPN
Los Angeles @ San Francisco 7:20 PM ESPN

Week 2

Thursday, September 15

New York Buffalo 5:25 PM CBS

Sunday, September 18

Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh 10:00 AM CBS
Tennessee @ Detroit 10:00 AM CBS
Baltimore Cleveland 10:00 AM CBS
Dallas @ Washington 10:00 AM FOX
New Orleans @ New York 10:00 AM FOX
San Francisco @ Carolina 10:00 AM FOX
Miami @ New England 10:00 AM CBS
Kansas City @ Houston 10:00 AM CBS
Seattle @ Los Angeles 1:05 PM FOX
Tampa Bay @ Arizona 1:05 PM FOX
Jacksonville @ San Diego 1:25 PM CBS
Atlanta @ Oakland 1:25 PM CBS
Indianapolis @ Denver 1:25 PM CBS
Green Bay @ Minnesota 5:30 PM NBC

Monday, September 19

Philadelphia @ Chicago 5:30 PM ESPN

Week 3

Thursday, September 22

Houston New England 5:25 PM CBS

Sunday, September 25

Arizona Buffalo 10:00 AM FOX
Oakland Tennessee 10:00 AM CBS
Cleveland Miami 10:00 AM CBS
Baltimore Jacksonville 10:00 AM CBS
Detroit Green Bay 10:00 AM FOX
Denver Cincinnati 10:00 AM CBS
Minnesota Carolina 10:00 AM FOX
Washington New York 10:00 AM FOX
Los Angeles Tampa Bay 1:05 PM FOX
San Francisco Seattle 1:05 PM FOX
New York Kansas City 1:25 PM CBS
San Diego Indianapolis 1:25 PM CBS
Pittsburgh Philadelphia 1:25 PM CBS
Chicago Dallas 5:30 PM NBC

Monday, September 26

Atlanta New Orleans 5:30 PM ESPN

Week 4

Thursday, September 29

Miami Cincinnati 5:25 PM NFL

Sunday, October 2

Indianapolis Jacksonville 6:30 AM CBS
Tennessee Houston 10:00 AM CBS
Cleveland Washington 10:00 AM CBS
Seattle New York 10:00 AM FOX
Buffalo New England 10:00 AM CBS
Carolina Atlanta 10:00 AM FOX
Oakland Baltimore 10:00 AM CBS
Detroit Chicago 10:00 AM FOX
Denver Tampa Bay 1:05 PM CBS
Los Angeles Arizona 1:25 PM FOX
New Orleans San Diego 1:25 PM FOX
Dallas San Francisco 1:25 PM FOX
Kansas City Pittsburgh 5:30 PM NBC

Monday, October 3

New York Minnesota 5:30 PM ESPN

Week 5

Thursday, October 6

Arizona San Francisco 5:25 PM CBS

Sunday, October 9

New England Cleveland 10:00 AM CBS
Philadelphia Detroit 10:00 AM FOX
Chicago Indianapolis 10:00 AM FOX
Tennessee Miami 10:00 AM CBS
Washington Baltimore 10:00 AM FOX
Houston Minnesota 10:00 AM CBS
New York Pittsburgh 10:00 AM CBS
Atlanta Denver 1:05 PM FOX
Cincinnati Dallas 1:25 PM CBS
Buffalo Los Angeles 1:25 PM CBS
San Diego Oakland 1:25 PM CBS
New York Green Bay 5:30 PM NBC

Monday, October 10

Tampa Bay Carolina 5:30 PM ESPN

Week 6

Thursday, October 13

Denver San Diego 5:25 PM CBS

Sunday, October 16

San Francisco Buffalo 10:00 AM FOX
Philadelphia Washington 10:00 AM FOX
Cleveland Tennessee 10:00 AM CBS
Baltimore New York 10:00 AM CBS
Carolina New Orleans 10:00 AM FOX
Jacksonville Chicago 10:00 AM CBS
Los Angeles Detroit 10:00 AM FOX
Pittsburgh Miami 10:00 AM CBS
Cincinnati New England 10:00 AM CBS
Kansas City Oakland 1:05 PM CBS
Atlanta Seattle 1:25 PM FOX
Dallas Green Bay 1:25 PM FOX
Indianapolis Houston 5:30 PM NBC

Monday, October 17

New York Arizona 5:30 PM ESPN

Week 7

Thursday, October 20

Chicago Green Bay 5:25 PM CBS

Sunday, October 23

New York Los Angeles 6:30 AM NFL
New Orleans Kansas City 10:00 AM FOX
Indianapolis Tennessee 10:00 AM CBS
Minnesota Philadelphia 10:00 AM FOX
Cleveland Cincinnati 10:00 AM CBS
Washington Detroit 10:00 AM FOX
Oakland Jacksonville 10:00 AM CBS
Buffalo Miami 10:00 AM CBS
Baltimore New York 10:00 AM CBS
Tampa Bay San Francisco 1:05 PM FOX
San Diego Atlanta 1:05 PM FOX
New England Pittsburgh 1:25 PM CBS
Seattle Arizona 5:30 PM NBC

Monday, October 24

Houston Denver 5:30 PM ESPN

Week 8

Thursday, October 27

Jacksonville Tennessee 5:25 PM NFL

Sunday, October 30

Washington Cincinnati 6:30 AM FOX
Kansas City Indianapolis 10:00 AM CBS
Oakland Tampa Bay 10:00 AM CBS
Seattle New Orleans 10:00 AM FOX
Detroit Houston 10:00 AM FOX
New York Cleveland 10:00 AM CBS
Green Bay Atlanta 10:00 AM FOX
New England Buffalo 10:00 AM CBS
San Diego Denver 1:05 PM CBS
Arizona Carolina 1:25 PM FOX
Philadelphia Dallas 5:30 PM NBC

Monday, October 31

Minnesota Chicago 5:30 PM ESPN

Week 9

Thursday, November 3

Atlanta Tampa Bay 5:25 PM NFL

Sunday, November 6

Pittsburgh Baltimore 11:00 AM CBS
Dallas Cleveland 11:00 AM FOX
Jacksonville Kansas City 11:00 AM CBS
New York Miami 11:00 AM CBS
Philadelphia New York 11:00 AM FOX
Detroit Minnesota 11:00 AM FOX
Carolina Los Angeles 2:05 PM FOX
New Orleans San Francisco 2:05 PM FOX
Tennessee San Diego 2:25 PM CBS
Indianapolis Green Bay 2:25 PM CBS
Denver Oakland 6:30 PM NBC

Monday, November 7

Buffalo Seattle 6:30 PM ESPN

Week 10

Thursday, November 10

Cleveland Baltimore 6:25 PM NFL

Sunday, November 13

Green Bay Tennessee 11:00 AM FOX
Minnesota Washington 11:00 AM FOX
Chicago Tampa Bay 11:00 AM FOX
Kansas City Carolina 11:00 AM CBS
Atlanta Philadelphia 11:00 AM FOX
Los Angeles New York 11:00 AM FOX
Denver New Orleans 11:00 AM CBS
Houston Jacksonville 11:00 AM CBS
Miami San Diego 2:05 PM CBS
Dallas Pittsburgh 2:25 PM FOX
San Francisco Arizona 2:25 PM FOX
Seattle New England 6:30 PM NBC

Monday, November 14

Cincinnati New York 6:30 PM ESPN

Week 11

Thursday, November 17

New Orleans Carolina 6:25 PM NBC

Sunday, November 20

Pittsburgh Cleveland 11:00 AM CBS
Baltimore Dallas 11:00 AM CBS
Jacksonville Detroit 11:00 AM CBS
Tennessee Indianapolis 11:00 AM CBS
Buffalo Cincinnati 11:00 AM FOX
Tampa Bay Kansas City 11:00 AM FOX
Chicago New York 11:00 AM FOX
Arizona Minnesota 11:00 AM FOX
Miami Los Angeles 2:05 PM FOX
New England San Francisco 2:25 PM CBS
Philadelphia Seattle 2:25 PM CBS
Green Bay Washington 6:30 PM NBC

Monday, November 21

Houston Oakland 6:30 PM ESPN

Week 12

Thursday, November 24

Minnesota Detroit 10:30 AM CBS
Washington Dallas 2:30 PM FOX
Pittsburgh Indianapolis 6:30 PM NBC

Sunday, November 27

Tennessee Chicago 11:00 AM CBS
Jacksonville Buffalo 11:00 AM CBS
Cincinnati Baltimore 11:00 AM CBS
Arizona Atlanta 11:00 AM FOX
New York Cleveland 11:00 AM FOX
Los Angeles New Orleans 11:00 AM FOX
San Francisco Miami 11:00 AM FOX
San Diego Houston 11:00 AM CBS
Seattle Tampa Bay 2:05 PM FOX
Carolina Oakland 2:25 PM CBS
Kansas City Denver 2:25 PM CBS
New England New York 6:30 PM NBC

Monday, November 28

Green Bay Philadelphia 6:30 PM ESPN

Week 13

Thursday, December 1

Dallas Minnesota 6:25 PM NBC

Sunday, December 4

Kansas City Atlanta 11:00 AM CBS
Detroit New Orleans 11:00 AM FOX
Los Angeles New England 11:00 AM FOX
Denver Jacksonville 11:00 AM CBS
Houston Green Bay 11:00 AM CBS
Philadelphia Cincinnati 11:00 AM FOX
Miami Baltimore 11:00 AM CBS
San Francisco Chicago 11:00 AM FOX
Buffalo Oakland 2:05 PM CBS
New York Pittsburgh 2:25 PM FOX
Washington Arizona 2:25 PM FOX
Tampa Bay San Diego 2:25 PM FOX
Carolina Seattle 6:30 PM NBC

Monday, December 5

Indianapolis New York 6:30 PM ESPN

Week 14

Thursday, December 8

Oakland Kansas City 6:25 PM NBC

Sunday, December 11

Pittsburgh Buffalo 11:00 AM CBS
Denver Tennessee 11:00 AM CBS
New Orleans Tampa Bay 11:00 AM FOX
Washington Philadelphia 11:00 AM FOX
Arizona Miami 11:00 AM FOX
San Diego Carolina 11:00 AM FOX
Cincinnati Cleveland 11:00 AM CBS
Chicago Detroit 11:00 AM FOX
Houston Indianapolis 11:00 AM CBS
Minnesota Jacksonville 11:00 AM FOX
New York San Francisco 2:05 PM CBS
Atlanta Los Angeles 2:25 PM FOX
Seattle Green Bay 2:25 PM FOX
Dallas New York 6:30 PM NBC

Monday, December 12

Baltimore New England 6:30 PM ESPN

Week 15

Thursday, December 15

Los Angeles Seattle 6:25 PM NBC

Saturday, December 17

Miami New York 6:25 PM NFL

Sunday, December 18

Green Bay Chicago 11:00 AM FOX
Tampa Bay Dallas 11:00 AM FOX
Jacksonville Houston 11:00 AM CBS
Cleveland Buffalo 11:00 AM CBS
Philadelphia Baltimore 11:00 AM FOX
Tennessee Kansas City 11:00 AM CBS
Detroit New York 11:00 AM FOX
Indianapolis Minnesota 11:00 AM CBS
New Orleans Arizona 2:05 PM FOX
San Francisco Atlanta 2:05 PM FOX
New England Denver 2:25 PM CBS
Oakland San Diego 2:25 PM CBS
Pittsburgh Cincinnati 6:30 PM NBC

Monday, December 19

Carolina Washington 6:30 PM ESPN

Week 16

Thursday, December 22

New York Philadelphia 6:25 PM NBC

Saturday, December 24

Miami Buffalo 11:00 AM CBS
Tampa Bay New Orleans 11:00 AM FOX
New York New England 11:00 AM CBS
Tennessee Jacksonville 11:00 AM CBS
Minnesota Green Bay 11:00 AM FOX
San Diego Cleveland 11:00 AM CBS
Washington Chicago 11:00 AM FOX
Atlanta Carolina 11:00 AM FOX
Indianapolis Oakland 2:05 PM CBS
Arizona Seattle 2:25 PM FOX
San Francisco Los Angeles 2:25 PM FOX
Cincinnati Houston 6:25 PM NFL

Sunday, December 25

Baltimore Pittsburgh 2:30 PM NFL
Denver Kansas City 6:30 PM NBC

Monday, December 26

Detroit Dallas 6:30 PM ESPN

Week 17

Sunday, January 1

New Orleans Atlanta 11:00 AM FOX
Baltimore Cincinnati 11:00 AM CBS
New York Washington 11:00 AM FOX
Houston Tennessee 11:00 AM CBS
Carolina Tampa Bay 11:00 AM FOX
Green Bay Detroit 11:00 AM FOX
Jacksonville Indianapolis 11:00 AM CBS
New England Miami 11:00 AM CBS
Chicago Minnesota 11:00 AM FOX
Buffalo New York 11:00 AM CBS
Dallas Philadelphia 11:00 AM FOX
Cleveland Pittsburgh 11:00 AM CBS
Arizona Los Angeles 2:25 PM FOX
Oakland Denver 2:25 PM CBS
Kansas City San Diego 2:25 PM CBS
Seattle San Francisco 2:25 PM FOX

2016 Rookie-Only Fantasy Mock Draft

1.01 – Ezekiel Elliott (RB)
1.02 – Derrick Henry (RB)
1.03 – Laquon Treadwell (WR)
1.04 – Josh Doctson (WR)
1.05 – Kenneth Dixon (RB)
1.06 – Tyler Boyd (WR)
1.07 – Alex Collins (RB)
1.08 – Michael Thomas (WR)
1.09 – Cj Prosise (RB)
1.10 – Devontae Booker (RB)
1.11 – Will Fuller (WR)
1.12 – Corey Coleman (WR)

Comments: There really is zero question who the top-ranked rookie is in this year’s 2016 NFL Draft class. Ezekiel Elliott would have to get drafted into a very, very bad situation to not remain the consensus 1.01 post-draft. Landing spots are clearly important, and a great landing spot for Derrick Henry could very well close the gap between he and Elliott, but that’s the only scenario we see, as of now, where Elliott isn’t miles ahead of the pack on any dynasty/rookie rankings.

Worth Consideration:

Keith Marshall (RB)
Wendell Smallwood (RB)
Deandre Washington (RB)
Josh Ferguson (RB)
Paul Perkins (RB)
Aaron Green (RB)
Johnathan Williams (RB)

Ranking the top 20 Dynasty RBs

Below are our Top 20 Fantasy Football Dynasty Running Backs for 2016. If you feel someone is out of place, or missing, post a comment below!

Tier One

Todd Gurley – The clear top rusher heading into 2016 and beyond.
Le’veon Bell – A case could be made for him being equal to Gurley, but the injury has to have him slightly below when all is said and done. He is easily top 1-5 overall worthy, though.
David Johnson – Capable of being a top 1-3RB, but should be valued near the 3-6RB range in order to still get some value out of his draft value.
Devonta Freeman – He comes with risk of the unknown, but he still has top 2-5RB appeal, so being ranked at the bottom of this group is safe, and if you can get him even later in a draft/trade, even safer!

Tier Two

Lamar Miller – Capable of being in the bottom of the above tier when all is said and done in 2016, but this is a safe place to rank him.
Doug Martin – Top 4-7RB appeal for sure but little risk around this range.
LeSean McCoy – Same said about Martin above can be said here.
Demarco Murray – Same said about Martin and McCoy above can be said here.
CJ Anderson – A mixed amount of risk and upside with CJ right here. Denver is paying him big, so by default, it’s time to not doubt the workload and just evaluate his talent, and middle of the road RB2 value seems right.
Eddie Lacy – Capable of low-end tier one upside, so this is low risk. He shouldn’t be bought higher, the risk is big if his asking price/draft value climbs.
Carlos Hyde – Huge upside, and maybe even RB1-type upside, but the risk of Chip Kelly not using him near as much as he should, that’s why he is ranked so low, and rightly so. He is a great breakout candidate for 2016 but at the right price, like this kind of price.
Adrian Peterson – Even though he might have just one to two years left at an elite level, his ability to be a top 1-5RB in 2016 makes it tough to rank him even this low, dynasty or not.

The rest..

Tier Three & Four Players

Thomas Rawls
Jeremy Langford
Mark Ingram
Jeremy Hill
Jamaal Charles
Matt Forte
Matt Jones
Tj Yeldon
Melvin Gordon
Jay Ajayi
Duke Johnson
Buck Allen
Giovani Bernard
Latavius Murray
Arian Foster

Ranking the top 15 Dynasty TEs

Below are our Top 20 Dynasty Tight Ends for 2016. Feel a player is too high or too low? Comment below!

TEs 1-10

1. Rob Gronkowski – There just isn’t any debate at the top TE spot. As usual, he has first-round value.
2. Greg Olsen – Until he slows down, he has to be respected in the 2-3 range for TEs.
3. Jordan Reed – Always an injury risk, he must be considered a top 2-5 TE this year, and he will get drafted like one, so expect to pay that price and hold the risk that comes with Reed.
4. Travis Kelce – To 2/3 TE upside.
5. Tyler Eifert – Top 2/3 TE upside.
6. Delanie Walker – Always capable of getting hurt or disappointing, but huge upside, so this is a safe place to rank him. He definitely has top 2-4 upside.
7. Coby Fleener – This is boom or bust, so be careful where you take him this year. That said, on the boom side, if he gets fed the rock in New Orleans, and stays healthy, watch out!
8. Zach Ertz – Chip Kelly really held him back. He could have a nice little top 4-6TE season this year.
9. Gary Barnidge – Lots of talent, but offensive changes make him safer in this 8-10 range. Good upside here, though.
10. Eric Ebron – Should be counted on more with Calvin retired. Can he take that next step forward?

The Rest

Julius Thomas
Austin Seferian-jenkins
Jimmy Graham
Ladarius Green
Jason Witten
Antonio Gates
Charles Clay
Jordan Cameron
Martellus Bennett
Ben Watson
Crockett Gillmore
Kyle Rudolph
Zach Miller
Richard Rodgers
Maxx Williams (R)
Clive Walford (R)
Vernon Davis
Dwayne Allen
Owen Daniels
Will Tye
Jacob Tamme
Larry Donnell
Jesse James
Jared Cook

Ranking the top 20 Dynasty WRs

Below are our Top 20 Dynasty Wide Receivers for 2016. Feel a player is too high or too low? Comment below!

WRs 1-10

1. Antonio Brown – It’s hard to argue against him being the 1.01 overall.
2. Julio Jones – Like with Antonio Brown, a strong case can be made for Julio being the 1.01, especially in PPR.
3. Deandre Hopkins – He is as capable of both Julio and Antonio.
4. Odell Beckham Jr. – He has a big more risk than the three receivers above, but he has as much upside. He is a top 2-4 fantasy WR in any format.
5. Dez Bryant – Capable of being the top WR during any season, but also capable of getting hurt or disappointing. The risk has him falling somewhere between 4-6 for 2016 WRs, which is safe.
6. AJ Green – Good value for a guy fully capable of being a top 1-5 WR. Great value.
7. Allen Robinson – Sometimes WRs explode and then vanish, so there is some logic to playing it safe with ranking Allen too high. I think this is a very safe range to rank him.
8. Demaryius Thomas – Will he see enough targets in DEN in 2016?
9. Amari Cooper – Of all the WRs in this lower half of the top 10, this guy has the most ceiling.
10. Mike Evans – Both he and Cooper have high, high ceilings at 8-10WR rankings/values.

WRs 11-20

11. Sammy Watkins
12. Josh Gordon
13. Alshon Jeffery
14. Keenan Allen
15. Jarvis Landry
16. Jordan Matthews
17. Brandin Cooks
18. Emmanual Sanders
19. Randall Cobb
20. Brandon Marshall/Doug Balwin/Julian Edelman/TY Hilton/Jordy Nelson