2017 Rookies: Rankings in late August

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Ok, so it’s late August now, and it’s time to re-rank the 2017 Fantasy Football Rookies. Below I have a rookie-only ADP mixed with my rankings, which you can sort. I also have written fantasy football commentary on each player. Enjoy, and be sure to comment below!

Updated: 8/21/17

PlayerPosSmitty’s TakeIndustry 8/20 ADPSmitty Rankings 8/20/17Total Avg
Leonard Fournette JACRB1Not a PPR force like McCaffrey and Cook, but he has 1000/10TD appeal in year one!2.411.7
Christian McCaffrey CARRB2PPR machine in the making. He could be a top 15 overall player in his rookie season. Bright future.3.422.7
Corey Davis TENWR1Value grab due to the high demand of RBs. He could be a top 25 overall player and borderline top 10WR entering his second year.253.5
Dalvin Cook MINRB3Everything said about McCaffrey can be said here. PPR beast in the making.4.133.55
Joe Mixon CINRB4Lots of risk makes him the 4th-ranked rusher for me. He could be big-time, but I’m still very 50/50 on the guy.3.443.7
Kareem Hunt KCRB5He and Ware handcuffed will make one sneaky RB2 in 2017. I love both equally, yet I predict KC will feature one more than the other, which makes the duo a safe RB2 if you’re investing in the RB2 spot in cheap fashion.10.568.25
O.J. Howard TBTE1Potential top 5TE of the future, but give him a year.9.6109.8
Alvin Kamara NORB8Deep, deep sleeper RB alert here, as he has both AP and Ingram in front of him this year. Stash and wait!!!11.2910.1
Mike Williams LACWR3Injuries worry me. He could progress slowly.7.31511.15
Samaje Perine WASRB7I’m 50/50 on him just like I am on Mixon. There is upside, sure.14.61112.8
Kenny Golladay DETWR2Potential BEAST in the making, yet look at this 20 overall rookie ADP. Strike!20.8713.9
Marlon Mack INDRB6Stud if given the carries. HUGE sleeper alert, folks. HUGE!21.4814.7
D'Onta Foreman HOURB12Solid talent. Decent situation. Sleeper alert for sure.18.71215.35
John Ross CINWR7Decent prospect.10.12316.55
Jamaal Williams GBRB9Great opportunity could have him starting games in 2017.23.61318.3
David Njoku CLETE2Solid future value, and decent 2017 value.12.82418.4
Zay Jones BUFWR8Solid situation, but does he have great talent?13.22519.1
Deshaun Watson HOUQB1Potential top 6-12 fantasy QB of the future.26.81420.4
Joe Williams SFRB10Deep sleeper appeal due to Hyde’s inconsistency.21.12020.55
Chris Godwin TBWR6Sleeper alert19.42220.7
Evan Engram NYGTE3Solid future, but he could take time to mature.14.52720.75
Cooper Kupp LARWR5Steady low-end WR2 upside is present here.27.81822.9
Chad Williams ARIWR4Sleeper alert.30.11723.55
JuJu Smith-Schuster PITWR10-17.33023.65
Patrick Mahomes KCQB3Sleeper alert, folks. Big-time!28.51923.75
Mitch Trubisky CHIQB2Potential top 6-12 fantasy QB of the future.32.31624.15
Carlos Henderson DENWR9Decent prospect, tough situation.24.42826.2
James Conner PITRB13If he wins the RB2 job he has tremendous value.30.42628.2
Gerald Everett LARTE4-30.73130.85
De'Angelo Henderson DENRB14-35.72932.35
Tarik Cohen CHIRB11Sleeper alert!452133


  1. B D on August 21, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Thoughts on why so low on Foreman?
    Size/Speed freak, proven runner (Doak Award Winner), minimal pass catching in college but has flashed pass catching in camp and preseason, L. Miller could be a salary cut next year.

    • SleeperU on August 21, 2017 at 11:38 am

      I like him a lot. Refresh, since his preseason game, I refreshed a few players. He is 12, which could still be low, we shall see.
      Also note, the default rank is the avg, so that has the ADP mixed with my ranking, so sort the column by my rankings to see Mack, Foreman and Kamara all on the rise.

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