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Article: 2014 Rookie Rankings & Analysis

smitty staffIt’s late July, so it’s time to reevaluate the 2014 Fantasy Football Rookies. Below is a one-player taste of our Premium 2014 Rookie Rankings with Analysis, so if you aren’t a 2014 STARTERS Subscriber, get access right after you read this sample (who is #5 on our Rookie Rankings)… after you read this, there are 11 more rookie write-ups just like it waiting for you, along with a complete ranking of my top 50 rookies… here we go!

5. Jordan Matthews | PHI WR

Date: 7/24/14

This 2014 rookie receiving class is just flat-out phenomenal, as we are talking about the 4th receiver ranked, and this receiver can be a fantasy WR1 if he develops properly. Jordan Matthews is 6-3, 212 pounds, but he plays like he is 6-5, 225 pounds. He has a long reach and has phenomenal spacial awareness. View this exact play right here to see what I mean… if you watched that play, you should have noticed not only Matthews’ timing pulling in the reception, but his innate ability to use his body to defend the area around the football. It’s an instinct most players don’t develop until their second or third NFL season, but Matthews has a natural instinct to use his body to position the defender where he wants the defender. It’s masterful if you take the time to watch him in acton. Like Brandin Cooks, Matthews couldn’t have landed in a more potent offense. And, in Matthews’ case, the Eagles are in need of a big-time possession receiver, and it appears Chip Kelly is going to immediately lean on the rookie. Don’t be surprised if Matthews makes a strong case for Rookie of the Year in 2014! It wouldn’t be shocking if the guy pulled in 55-60 receptions for 900-1000 yards and 6-7 scores as a rookie. The rookie receiver position is changing, and these guys are maturing much faster than they use to.



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NEWS: Alfred Morris to rebound big-time in 2014?

According to washingtontimes.com, the Redskins will “incorporate more power concepts” under new coach Jay Gruden, something that could help RB Alfred Morris.

SMITTY: While Roy Helu really digs into Alfred Morris’ PPR value, he is very underrated in non-PPR formats heading into 2014. Morris piled up 1,613 yards and 13TDS on 335 carries as a rookie in 2012, but then dropped those totals to 1,275 yards and 7TDs on 276 attempts in 2013. The thing people won’t notice at a glance is that his yards-per-carry actually went up from 4.6 to 4.8, he just didn’t get the carries. Looking for where we rank Alfred Morris for Week 1?

NEWS: Roy Helu a must-own for all Alfred Morris owners?

According to Pro Football Focus, Redskins RB Roy Helu rated top-five for running backs in pass protection in two of his first three seasons in the NFL.

SMITTY: Alfred Morris owners need to ensure that they handcuff these two rushers, as Roy Helu could be a very underrated fantasy scorer if forced to start for the Redskins in 2014. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?

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