With full-scale rookie fever drawing near, there are plenty of second-year players we were intrigued with just 12 months ago. These guys can represent massive value opportunities for those who still believe in their NFL and fantasy football potential. Let’s take a look at some dynasty buys from the 2019 rookie class.
- N’Keal Harry (WR/New England) – Harry had everything we look for in a rookie dynasty asset: consistent, high-level collegiate production, young breakout age, great athletic profile, high-end draft capital. He was a near-consensus 1.01 rookie draft pick and carried a startup ADP of 51.33 just a year ago. Today? You can snag Harry after the 80th pick. Combing through DLF’s Trade Finder and the disparity in his price from a year ago is even wider. Several trades from this month had Harry being traded for a pair of second-round rookie picks. Diontae Johnson straight up. Raheem Mostert and John Brown for Harry and a 2021 third-rounder. Huh? It’s time to kick the tires on Harry to see if the owner in your league has given up on him the way some seemingly have.
- Parris Campbell (WR/Indianapolis) – You know the gif of John Travolta from Pulp Fiction where he’s in a room by himself just looking around? That’s how I imagine Parris Campbell looking at the Colts’ receiving group. No, I don’t think T.Y. Hilton’s time is up, but he’s obviously not trending up at this point in his career. The addition of Philip Rivers in free agency was their big offensive move but that’s where it begins and ends for the Colts. There has been chatter of Indy implementing more of a quick-hit passing game focused on getting the ball out of Rivers’ hands quickly. Could I interest you in an explosive slot receiver with 4.3 speed? Thought so. With no first round pick because of the DeForest Buckner trade, I can’t see Indy spending early draft capital on a receiver. Even if they do, I think they’ll be looking for more of an outside receiver, which would keep Campbell’s role safe. As long as Campbell can get and stay healthy, he should be a key contributor for the Colts in 2020.
- Preston Williams (WR/Miami) – It was easy to pass on Williams in rookie drafts last year. He was a one-year producer coming from a small school and lacked any draft capital at all as a UDFA. That’s how it appears on the surface, anyway. Williams was actually a highly sought after 5-star recruit according to 247Sports who was initially at Tennessee before off-field issues forced him to transfer to Colorado State. Williams made waves early on during offseason activities and that didn’t stop once the regular season rolled around. The UDFA made an immediate impact, putting up double-digit PPR points in five of his eight games. While the Dolphins have a plethora of draft ammunition in 2020, they also have a cornucopia of roster holes. Even if Miami surprisingly drafts a top-tier stud receiver, Williams’ trade cost won’t be a debilitating hit to your dynasty roster. I like Williams as a low-risk, high-reward dynasty asset going forward.
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