2018 fantasy football dynasty rookie draft rankings

Sometime in the future -- presumably before the robots have assumed dominion over mankind -- fantasy analysts will have devised a metric that will get us closer to knowing with certainty which rookie prospects are destined for success in the NFL. I mean, there are a lot of smart people doing a lot of good work to give us a pretty solid clue about this sort of thing. But at the end of it, we're all sorta looking into a crystal ball and trying to divine the future.

Now that we've reached May and fantasy football mock drafts are back in our lives, let's look at some of the professional freshmen and prognosticate what their futures could mean for our fake dynasty football teams. There's a chance that many of these players don't make a major fantasy impact in Year 1 but the idea is that many of them will be valuable pieces not too far from now. Y'know, barring the whole robot thing.

Overall

QBs

  1. Baker Mayfield, Browns
  2. Sam Darnold, Jets
  3. Lamar Jackson, Ravens
  4. Josh Rosen, Cardinals
  5. Josh Allen, Bills
  6. Mason Rudolph, Steelers
  7. Danny Etling, Patriots
  8. Kyle Lauletta, Giants
  9. Luke Falk, Titans
  10. Tanner Lee, Jaguars
  11. Mike White, Cowboys
  12. Logan Woodside, Bengals
  13. Alex McGough, Seahawks

RBs

  1. Saquon Barkley, Giants
  2. Derrius Guice, Redskins
  3. Sony Michel, Patriots
  4. Nick Chubb, Browns
  5. Rashaad Penny, Seahawks
  6. Ronald Jones II, Buccaneers
  7. Royce Freeman, Broncos
  8. Kerryon Johnson, Lions
  9. Kalen Ballage, Dolphins
  10. Nyheim Hines, Colts
  11. Boston Scott, Saints
  12. Mark Walton, Bengals
  13. Ito Smith, Falcons
  14. Chase Edmonds, Cardinals
  15. Jordan Wilkins, Colts
  16. John Kelly, Rams
  17. Trenton Cannon, Jets
  18. Justin Jackson, Chargers
  19. Bo Scarbrough, Cowboys
  20. David Williams, Broncos
  21. Nick Bawden, Lions

WRs

  1. Calvin Ridley, Falcons
  2. D.J. Moore, Panthers
  3. Michael Gallup, Cowboys
  4. Christian Kirk, Cardinals
  5. Courtland Sutton, Broncos
  6. Anthony Miller, Bears
  7. James Washington, Steelers
  8. DJ Chark, Jaguars
  9. Dante Pettis, 49ers
  10. DaeSean Hamilton, Broncos
  11. Equanimeous St. Brown, Packers
  12. Antonio Callaway, Browns
  13. J'Mon Moore, Packers
  14. Tre'Quan Smith, Saints
  15. Richie James, 49ers
  16. Marcell Ateman, Raiders
  17. Jaleel Scott, Ravens
  18. Deon Cain, Colts
  19. Justin Watson, Buccaneers
  20. Keke Coutee, Texans
  21. Jordan Lasley, Ravens
  22. Braxton Berrios, Patriots
  23. Cedrick Wilson, Cowboys
  24. Daurice Fountain, Colts
  25. Tremon Smith, Chiefs
  26. Auden Tate, Bengals
  27. Russell Gage, Falcons
  28. Javon Wims, Bears
  29. Trey Quinn, Redskins
  30. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Packers
  31. Damion Ratley, Browns
  32. Dylan Cantrell, Chargers
  33. Ray-Ray McCloud, Bills
  34. Austin Proehl, Bills

TEs

  1. Mike Gesicki, Dolphins
  2. Hayden Hurst, Ravens
  3. Dallas Goedert, Eagles
  4. Ian Thomas, Panthers
  5. Mark Andrews, Ravens
  6. Chris Herndon, Jets
  7. Will Dissly, Seahawks
  8. Jordan Akins, Texans
  9. Troy Fumagalli, Broncos
  10. Tyler Conklin, Vikings
  11. Dalton Schultz, Cowboys
  12. Jaylen Samuels, Steelers
  13. Jordan Thomas, Texans
  14. Durham Smythe, Dolphins
  15. Ryan Izzo, Patriots

Marcas Grant is a fantasy editor for NFL.com and a man who thought about doing his rankings via Magic 8-Ball but quickly realized that asking it a few hundred yes-or-no questions would quickly become tedious. Give him your obnoxiously esoteric fantasy rankings methods via Twitter @MarcasG. If you read all of that, congrats. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat (marcasg9).

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