Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!


Receive free daily analysis


Already have an account? Log In


Forgot Password


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Value Picks
Player Comparisons
News and Alerts

Fantasy Football Dynasty League Rookie Draft Reviews And Insights

Jalin Hyatt - Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL Rookies, Draft Sleepers

This is a fun time of year in fantasy football for dynasty players. Many rookie drafts are scheduled or are in progress, and you can also join new dynasty leagues to get involved in a new draft right away.

The Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) is your best destination to join new dynasty leagues. Leagues are forming in superflex, standard, and best ball formats. One of my favorite types of FFPC dynasty leagues is the superflex best ball format.

I recently completed two FFPC dynasty rookie/free agent drafts, and feature the results here to share my insights for your own rookie/free agent drafts. Much of what I highlight will also apply to your startup drafts in terms of knowing what rookies to target throughout the draft process.

Editor's Note: Our incredible team of writers received 13 award nominations by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association including Baseball Writer of the Year, Football Writers of the Year, Golf Writer of the Year and many more! Be sure to follow their analysis, rankings and advice all year long, and win big with RotoBaller! Read More!


FFPC Dynasty Fantasy Football League One: No. 8 Draft Slot

Round One: Zach Charbonnet I won this league in 2021 with Derrick Henry and Alvin Kamara as my main running backs, but focusing on the future here was now an obvious priority. Wide receiver was already an area of longer-term strength with Garrett Wilson and Michael Pittman Jr. while rostering Amari Cooper and Jahan Dotson, too.

Bijan Robinson and Jahmyr Gibbs were drafted in the top 3 overall. There is a notable drop-off at RB in my estimation after the Seahawks rookie is off the board. Charbonnet will contribute enough in what should be a nearly even timeshare in Seattle. Kenneth Walker III is the big-play RB, but the rookie is more of an inside runner and pass-catcher who can get frequent rushing TD opportunities.

Round Three: Chase Brown  I had traded away my second-rounder, and chose to opt for more RB depth with the third pick. The Bengals’ new RB could take over as the No. 2 guy for the departed Samaje Perine. At Illinois Brown showed he is capable of carrying a significant load, and he is a Mixon injury or other happening away from getting a chance to play often. By 2024, Brown might also be in line for more work.

Round Four: Jelani Woods This is a pick I was quite excited about considering where Woods fell in the draft. The FFPC is a premium tight end format (1.5 points per reception), and I have promising, but less proven options at the position in Greg Dulcich and Cade Otton.  Woods needs to show us more too, but he has a lot of upside as a 6-7, 253-pound target working with a rookie QB. One of the three TEs I mention here may be headed for a breakout year, and Woods is a legit bet to become a favored key pass-catcher for Anthony Richardson.

Round Five: Romeo Doubs There is a lot of conjecture that Jayden Reed will ease past Doubs on the Packers’ WR depth chart. But at this point of the draft, I am willing to take the shot that Doubs will assert himself in year two and at least have a few spike weeks of his own. As this RotoBaller player news update indicates, Doubs does have a real chance to function as a prime target for Jordan Love.

Round Six: Eric Gray The Giants didn’t have a true backup to Saquon Barkley they can depend on heading into the NFL Draft. Durability is always a concern for the Giants superstar, and Gray can see a lot of quality touches as a versatile performer if needed to play a larger role at any time.

Round Seven: Mecole Hardman He flopped as a potential starter while working with the best QB in the game, but published reports indicate that the Jets intend to expand Hardman’s route tree, and New York’s WR opportunities after Garrett Wilson are open for the taking. Hardman is a worthy later flier in all fantasy football draft formats.

Round Eight: A.T. Perry He is a big target who doesn’t have much formidable competition on the New Orleans WR depth chart. Perry was a sixth-round NFL Draft pick, yet at some point early in his career, the 6-foot-3, 198-pounder may challenge to operate as a viable complement to Chris Olave.

Round Nine: Jake Moody The 49ers thought highly enough of Moody to draft the kicker in the third round. While that was an obvious head-scratcher from an NFL perspective, it was also a signal that Moody can quickly become a top fantasy kicker. Any time an NFL team drafts a kicker, I take notice as a fantasy player, especially when he is taken so early in a highly unusual move.

Round 10: Seahawks defense – Pete Carroll and John Schneider made significant efforts in free agency and the NFL draft to improve the defense, and I expect more sacks and turnovers in 2023.


FFPC Dynasty Fantasy Football League Two: No. 9 Draft Slot

Draft position notes: In late March, I was on the hunt for a third QB to pair with Geno Smith and Trey Lance. I traded my 2023 first-rounder for a 2023 second-rounder (fourth in the round) and Jordan Love. When Aaron Rodgers was traded and the Packers surrounded Love with a bevy of potential playmakers in the NFL Draft, the deal appeared to work out well. I had also picked up some extra fourth-rounders in previous trades. I ended up moving down seven draft slots and landed Love, while still having a healthy amount of picks.

Round Two: Jalin Hyatt Both my RB and WR positions were sufficiently anchored, so I went for my favorite upside pick on the board. Maybe I could have waited to land Hyatt, but I didn’t want to take that chance and he might be a difference-maker in the very tough FFPC environment. Hyatt is an explosive upside performer who fills a big need in the Giants’ passing game, and he can have some big weeks for best-ball purposes.

Round Three: Luke Musgrave I will get another fine year or two out of Travis Kelce, but while he helps me win now, Musgrave can be the future at TE for my team. He should have the edge to become the No. 1 TE for Love and I took the opportunity to pair them together.

Round Four (Pick One): Tank Dell A smallish WR, Dell is better suited for best ball formats because of his big-play upside combined with likely inconsistency. Houston did have obvious needs at the position, so Dell will get his chances to deliver some upside performances as a downfield playmaker.

Round Four (Pick Three) – This draft finished before the one I wrote about above, so I obviously could have waited on Hardman, but was still glad to land him.

Round Four (Pick Nine): At this point, I wanted to add more RB depth, and as the first draft demonstrated, I might have been able to wait on Gray too. But every draft is different and I have to take the guy I want to fit my desired need when he is available without second-guessing it at the time.

Round Five: Tucker Kraft The Packers drafted Kraft in the third round, right after taking Musgrave in the second. Now I have the Green Bay TE situation locked up, a move more ideal for dynasty best ball formats, but also one to consider in regular dynasty drafts if Kraft falls far enough.

Round Six: Kyle Trask The Buccaneers used a second-round pick on Trask in 2021 and will let him compete for the starting job, so the organization does see some real potential in the QB. Beating out Baker Mayfield is not a major obstacle on the way to possible fantasy relevance in superflex formats.

Round Seven: A.T. Perry By this point of the draft, I will take Perry as a deeper sleeper every time.

Round Eight: Kenny McIntosh The Seahawks rookie is worthy of a late flier. He was drafted in the seventh round by Seattle this year, yet McIntosh could see some quality touches as a receiving specialist, and the Seahawks have often been susceptible to many RB injuries. McIntosh will always have a possible chance to see extra work at any time.

Round Nine: Bailey Zappe Zappe may be able to unseat Mac Jones as a starter, so why not take the late shot on a superflex QB depth flier?

Round 10: Cade York I took the best kicker remaining, as I expect York to be quite productive in 2023. The Cleveland offense will give him a healthy amount of scoring opportunities as Deshaun Watson will now have a full camp and preseason to get into playing form.

Scott Engel's fantasy and betting analysis is also featured at The Game Day.

More Fantasy Football Analysis


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Value Picks
Player Comparisons
News and Alerts


Corbin Carroll2 hours ago

Swats Two Homers In The Motor City Friday
Merrill Kelly2 hours ago

Earns Fifth Consecutive Win Friday
Tyler Glasnow2 hours ago

Leads Rays To Win Over Rangers
Akil Baddoo2 hours ago

Exits Contest With Leg Injury Friday
Leody Taveras3 hours ago

Belts Two Solo Shots In Rangers Loss
Nick Madrigal3 hours ago

Cubs Recall Nick Madrigal Friday
Lars Nootbaar3 hours ago

Not Close To Rehab Assignment
Vinnie Pasquantino4 hours ago

Suffers Injury Friday
Hunter Renfroe4 hours ago

Expected To Come Off Paternity List Saturday
Yu Chang4 hours ago

Expected Back From Injured List Monday
Alec Bohm4 hours ago

Won't Return On Saturday
Max Fried5 hours ago

Still Not Throwing Off The Mound
Eloy Jiménez5 hours ago

Eloy Jimenez To Miss Multiple Games
J.D. Davis5 hours ago

Dealing With Hip Tightness
Jared Goff5 hours ago

Has Complete Command Of Offense
Nick Solak6 hours ago

Tigers Claim Nick Solak Off Waivers From Braves
Matt Manning6 hours ago

Matt Vierling Starting Rehab Assignments
Jorge Polanco7 hours ago

Going For MRI
Dalvin Cook7 hours ago

Jets Would Consider Adding Dalvin Cook
Courtland Sutton7 hours ago

Studying "Ways To Get Open"
DJ Moore8 hours ago

"Developing Rapport" With Justin Fields
Dallas Cowboys8 hours ago

Cowboys Part Ways With Takk McKinley
Brent Rooker8 hours ago

Not Playing On Friday
Joey Gallo8 hours ago

Beginning Rehab Assignment On Friday
Los Angeles Chargers8 hours ago

J.C. Jackson Doing Individual Drills
Ryan Mountcastle8 hours ago

Sitting Out On Friday
Julio Urías8 hours ago

Julio Urias Won't Return This Weekend
Dallas Mavericks9 hours ago

Mavericks Have High Praise For Anthony Black After Workout
Atlanta Hawks9 hours ago

GG Jackson, Julian Strawther Work Out With Hawks
Karl-Anthony Towns9 hours ago

Executives Believe Karl-Anthony Towns Could Be Traded
Charlotte Hornets9 hours ago

Ausar, Amen Thompson Work Out With The Hornets
Grant Williams10 hours ago

Undergoes Successful Surgery On Hand
Jerami Grant13 hours ago

Cameron Johnson On The Pistons' Offseason Radar
Chris Paul13 hours ago

Spurs, Clippers, Lakers Are Possible Landing Spots For Chris Paul
Carter Verhaeghe13 hours ago

Score Overtime Winner In Game 3
Matthew Tkachuk13 hours ago

Scores Late Goal In Game 3 Victory
Damian Lillard13 hours ago

Nets, Heat On Damian Lillard's Trade List
Milwaukee Bucks14 hours ago

Joe Prunty, Patrick Mutombo Join Bucks Coaching Staff
Sergei Bobrovsky14 hours ago

Has Bounce Back Performance In Game 3 Victory
Denver Nuggets14 hours ago

Thunder, Nuggets Trade Various Picks
Charles Oliveira14 hours ago

Returns To Action In Co-Main Event
Beneil Dariush14 hours ago

Set For Huge Showdown
Adam Fugitt14 hours ago

Looking For A Victory On Saturday
Mike Malott14 hours ago

On The Hunt For Sixth Straight Victory Saturday
Brandon Montour14 hours ago

Scores Opening Goal In Game 3 Victory
Jack Eichel14 hours ago

Picks Up Assist In Game 3 Loss
Jonathan Marchessault14 hours ago

Extends Scoring Streak In Game 3
Mark Stone14 hours ago

Collects Two Points In Game 3 Loss
Sam LaPorta15 hours ago

Jahmyr Gibbs, Sam LaPorta Have Been Impressive
DJ Chark Jr.15 hours ago

Does Team Drills Thursday
Tua Tagovailoa15 hours ago

Has Bulked Up This Offseason
Zach Charbonnet15 hours ago

Could Have Big Role In Rookie Season
Seattle Seahawks15 hours ago

Devon Witherspoon Sees Work In Slot
Justin Fields16 hours ago

Bears Won't Make Justin Fields Robotic
Alexander Mattison16 hours ago

Vikings Plan To Use Alexander Mattison As Starter
DeAndre Hopkins16 hours ago

To Visit With Patriots
Irene Aldana18 hours ago

Can Irene Aldana Challenge The Champion?
Amanda Nunes18 hours ago

A Heavy Favorite Again
Denver Broncos1 day ago

Frank Clark Signs One-Year Deal With Broncos
Los Angeles Chargers1 day ago

Ja'Sir Taylor Has Been The Starter At Slot Corner
Justin Herbert1 day ago

Could Be Going Deep Often
Chase Claypool1 day ago

Getting Praise From Coaching Staff
Chicago Bears1 day ago

Eddie Jackson Returns To OTAs
Carson Wentz1 day ago

An Option For Raiders?
Puka Nacua1 day ago

Receives Praise From Coaches
Sacramento Kings1 day ago

Dwight Howard Wants To Play For Kings
MarJon Beauchamp1 day ago

To Play In Summer League
Tyler Herro1 day ago

To Remain Out For Game 4
Jamal Murray1 day ago

Dealing With Minor Injury
Khris Middleton1 day ago

Has Successful Surgery
Noah Gragson1 day ago

To Miss Sonoma With Concussion-Like Symptoms
Eryk Anders1 day ago

Set For Middleweight Showdown On Enemy Turf
Marc-Andre Barriault1 day ago

Looks To Remain Undefeated In The UFC
Nate Landwehr1 day ago

Set For First UFC-Numbered Event
Dan Ige1 day ago

Looking To Start Another Streak At UFC 289
Jani Hakanpaa2 days ago

Will Have Offseason Knee Surgery
Adin Hill2 days ago

The Game 3 Starter For Vegas
Sergei Bobrovsky2 days ago

Named Panthers Game 3 Starter
Caleb Martin2 days ago

Gets Going Again In Game 3
Bam Adebayo2 days ago

Has Big Double-Double Despite Awful Shooting
Jimmy Butler2 days ago

Leads Miami With 28 Points Wednesday
Christian Braun2 days ago

Produces 15 Points In 19 Minutes
Aaron Gordon2 days ago

Notches A Double-Double In Game 3
Jamal Murray2 days ago

Makes Finals History With Another 10-Assist Game
Radko Gudas2 days ago

Expected To Play In Game 3
Andreas Athanasiou2 days ago

Signs Two-Year Extension With Blackhawks
Vladislav Gavrikov2 days ago

Kings Extend Vladislav Gavrikov For Two Years
Alex DeBrincat2 days ago

Senators Exploring Trade Options Involving Alex DeBrincat
Timo Meier2 days ago

Set To Begin Contract Talks With Devils This Week
Ivan Provorov2 days ago

Traded To Columbus
Adam Hadwin2 days ago

Looks To Bounce Back In Home Country
Matt Kuchar2 days ago

A Fade At RBC Canadian Open
PGA2 days ago

Matthew Fitzpatrick A Favorite In Canada
Dylan Wu2 days ago

Struggling To Find Form Heading To Oakdale
Doug Ghim2 days ago

Playing Well Heading To Oakdale
Robby Shelton2 days ago

Struggling With Consistency Heading To Oakdale
Eric Cole2 days ago

Making Debut At RBC Canadian Open
Brendon Todd2 days ago

To Play Through Shoulder Injury
Taylor Pendrith2 days ago

Making First Appearance At RBC Canadian Open Since 2015
Aaron Wise2 days ago

Returns To RBC Canadian Open
Alex Smalley2 days ago

Could Repeat Performance At RBC Canadian Open
Nick Taylor2 days ago

Hoping To Find Early Season Form Heading To Oakdale
Nicolai Hojgaard3 days ago

Looks To Bounce Back After Missed Cut Last Week
Keith Mitchell3 days ago

Looks To Continue Strong Play At Oakdale
Rory McIlroy3 days ago

To Defend Title At RBC Canadian Open
Cameron Champ3 days ago

Playing Better Into Canada
Will Gordon3 days ago

A Solid Sleeper In Canada
Corey Conners3 days ago

Looking To Rebound In Canada
Tyrrell Hatton3 days ago

An Elite Option At RBC Canadian Open
Cameron Young3 days ago

Will Struggle In Canada
PGA3 days ago

Approach Play Holding S.H. Kim Back
Jonathan Marchessault4 days ago

Scores Two Goals In Game 2 Victory
Adin Hill4 days ago

Makes 29 Saves In Game 2 Victory
Sergei Bobrovsky4 days ago

Pulled In Game 2 Of Stanley Cup Final
Cole Caufield4 days ago

Signs Eight-Year Deal To Remain In Montreal
Sergei Bobrovsky4 days ago

The Expected Starter Monday
Amir Albazi5 days ago

Extends His Winning Streak
Daniel Pineda5 days ago

Unable To Earn A Victory Saturday
Jesse Butler5 days ago

Suffers Knockout Loss
Victor Altamirano5 days ago

Unable To Earn A Victory Saturday
Ketlen Souza5 days ago

Takes Submission Loss
Muhammad Naimov5 days ago

Shines With Second-Round TKO Win
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos5 days ago

Defeats Abubakar Nurmagomedov
Kevin Harvick5 days ago

Rounds Out The Top 10 At Gateway
Michael McDowell5 days ago

Scores Best Finish In Two Months
Carson Hocevar5 days ago

Strong Start Ends Early
Daniel Suarez5 days ago

Runs A Strong Race At Gateway
Ryan Blaney5 days ago

Building Momentum
Martin Truex Jr5 days ago

. Finishes Where He Began Sunday
Kyle Larson5 days ago

Eventually Moved Up To Fourth On Sunday
Joey Logano5 days ago

Finds Way To Third Place On Sunday
Denny Hamlin5 days ago

Takes Second Place At Gateway
Kyle Busch5 days ago

Wins At Gateway For Third Win Of Season
Kai Kara-France5 days ago

Suffers Controversial Split-Decision Loss
Alex Caceres5 days ago

Pulls Off Action-Packed Co-Main-Event Win
Jim Miller6 days ago

Adds To All-Time Wins Total With Big Knockout
Tim Elliott6 days ago

Dominates To Take Decision Win
Denny Hamlin6 days ago

The Favorite To Win Gateway After Strong Practice
Ross Chastain6 days ago

Really Happy With His Chances At Gateway
NASCAR6 days ago

B.J. McLeod Does Not Start Last This Week
Ty Dillon6 days ago

Starts 33rd At Gateway On Sunday
Gray Gaulding6 days ago

Debuts At Gateway On Sunday
Noah Gragson6 days ago

Begins 32nd For Gateway On Sunday
Ryan Preece6 days ago

May Have Long Afternoon Sunday
Erik Jones6 days ago

Another DFS Possibility For Gateway
Justin Haley6 days ago

Can Move Up On Sunday Again
NASCAR6 days ago

Bubba Wallace Needs To Keep It Together Sunday