2016 Fantasy Football Dynasty Leagues - Deep Wide Receiver Rookies

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Over the past month we've analyzed a ton of 2016 NFL Rookies at all positions for keeper and dynasty leagues. To cap off the series, we'll be looking at some deeper dynasty rookies who should be on your radar for 2016 fantasy football.

Here are four wide receivers selected in the 4th round or later to be aware of for your dynasty drafts.

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Wide Receivers for Dynasty Leagues

Pharoh Cooper

Cooper was seen somewhat as a gadget type of player in the NFL and it hurt his draft stock. The Rams selected him in the fourth round. This was a great landing spot for Cooper, as the Rams desperately need help on offense. He could see time on the field immediately, as he only needs to beat out Brian Quick, who has struggled thus far in his career. Still, he won't be the focal point of the offense, so he isn't worth more than a late round flier in re-draft leagues.

Cooper's upside seems to be a bit limited because of his limited speed and size. With that being said, he can score fantasy points in multiple ways. He will generally play receiver, but he can also quarterback and run wildcat. He is a bit of a gadget player with less upside than someone with elite athleticism like Tavon Austin. He's a player that will be able to contribute immediately, and he's a good dynasty league option, as the Rams offense will only get better with their new additions.

Rashard Higgins

Higgins is the third Browns receiver on this list. He was drafted late in the fifth round, as the Browns clearly wanted to add weapons to their offense. Higgins will mostly have to beat out the other rookies for snaps, as the Browns receivers aren't anything to be scared away from. Cleveland's coaching staff was recently talking up Higgins, and he could work his way onto the field this season. He isn't an ideal option, though, as there are plenty of questions surrounding him, such as his playing time and the Cleveland quarterback situation.

Higgins was a highly productive wide receiver at CSU, as he recorded 238 receptions for 3,648 yards and 31 touchdowns in only three seasons. He isn't going to be a burner in the NFL, but he could be great in the short or intermediate game. He could be a possession receiver for the Browns throughout his career, and he's the second best receiver the Browns drafted this season. He's a great dynasty league hold.

Daniel Braverman

Braverman was an elite slot receiver at WMU, but NFL teams were questioning his size before the NFL Draft. The Bears took a chance on him in the seventh round. Braverman likely won't see the field this season for the Bears, as he's behind Jeffery, White, and Royal to name a few receivers. He shouldn't be drafted in re-draft leagues.

Braverman has the ability to be a dominant PPR receiver at some point in his career. In his last two seasons at WMU, he caught 194 passes for 2,364 yards and 19 touchdowns. He could be an elite slot receiver in the NFL, and players like Wes Welker and Julian Edleman have become great fantasy players in those roles. Braverman has the upside to dominate, but he may never get the chance. He's a high risk, high reward dynasty league player.

Tajae Sharpe

Sharpe was an extremely productive receiver out of Massachusetts, which led to him being selected in the fifth round by the Tennessee Titans. There have been reports that Sharpe is already running with the Titans first team offense, which is extremely encouraging. It's unlikely that he sticks with the first team offense, but it isn't out of the question that he sees playing time this season. He's a decent option late in re-draft leagues.

Regardless of his role this year, Sharpe is already making waves at the Titans practices. He's a tall receiver with good speed and he'll add muscle as he hits the weight room in the offseason. Sharpe has good ball skills, and he will be playing for a team with less than stellar receivers. Sharpe is a sneaky player to have a productive career in the NFL.

 

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