2019 Top 250 Dynasty Rankings + Top 50 Rookie Rankings

As we enter the 2019 fantasy football season, there are a fresh crop of rookies that will enter the dynasty player pool. We also have some second and third year guys hanging around to still prove their fantasy worth. My dynasty rankings will differ from other rankings you see posted on the site, and that is due to the dynasty format changing how we value players in the long run compared to just a single season. Below are 250 players ranked, as well as a rookie rankings for those still to draft for this rookie class. Be sure to check in regularly, as rankings will be updated up until the start of the regular season.

2019’s Top 50 Rookie Rankings

Ranking Name Position Team Age
1 Josh Jacobs RB OAK 21
2 David Montgomery RB CHI 22
3 Miles Sanders RB PHI 22
4 Kyler Murray QB ARI 22
5 T.J. Hockenson TE DET 22
6 Deebo Samuel WR SF 23
7 N’Keal Harry WR NE 21
8 Parris Campbell WR IND 22
9 A.J. Brown WR TEN 22
10 Mecole Hardman WR KC 22
11 Darrell Henderson RB LAR 22
12 D.K. Metcalf WR SEA 21
13 Noah Fant TE DEN 21
14 JJ Arcega-Whiteside WR PHI 22
15 Andy Isabella WR ARI 22
16 Damien Harris RB NE 22
17 Marquise Brown WR BAL 22
18 Devin Singletary RB BUF 22
19 Hakeem Butler WR ARI 23
20 Irv Smith Jr TE MIN 21
21 Justice Hill RB BAL 21
22 Alexander Mattison RB MIN 21
23 Ryquell Armstead RB JAX 22
24 Miles Boykin WR BAL 22
25 Diontae Johnson WR PIT 22
26 Dwayne Haskins QB WAS 22
27 Benny Snell RB PIT 21
28 Dexter Williams RB GB 22
29 Jace Sternberger TE GB 23
30 Kelvin Harmon WR ARI 22
31 Josh Oliver TE JAX 22
32 Riley Ridley WR CHI 23
33 Terry McLaurin WR WAS 23
34 Daniel Jones QB NYG 22
35 Bryce Love RB WAS 22
36 Dawson Knox TE BUF 22
37 Kahale Warring TE HOU 22
38 Darwin Thompson RB KC 22
39 Drew Lock QB DEN 22
40 Jalen Hurd WR SF 23
41 Myles Gaskin RB MIA 22
42 Qadree Ollison RB ATL 22
43 Rodney Anderson RB CIN 22
44 KeeSean Johnson WR ARI 22
45 Jordan Scarlett RB CAR 23
46 Emmanuel Hall WR CHI 22
47 Trayveon Williams RB CIN 21
48 Gary Jennings WR SEA 22
49 Travis Homer RB SEA 21
50 Mike Weber RB DAL 22

Immediate Touches & Targets

While this draft class is more well known for the defensive players coming out, this could turn out to be a pretty solid offensive class as well. There are several players on the offensive side that will see touches and targets right off the bat. Josh Jacobs is your number one ranked rookie coming into the year. At 21 years old, and out of Alabama, he will walk into a starting role right off the bat. Jacobs projects to be an RB2 in re-draft leagues, and is your consensus number one when it comes to dynasty out of this class. The plus with Jacobs in comparison to other rookie backs is the ability to play all three downs, and also be a strong pass protecting back.

Both David Montgomery and Miles Sanders landed in pretty good offenses, but Montgomery is going to get the nod for me here. Both offenses can commit to the run, but Chicago has been one of the most run heavy teams over the last few seasons. The Bears traded Jordan Howard, and while Tarik Cohen is still there, Montgomery can produce RB2 like work for fantasy. Miles Sanders won’t quite have the same workload as Montgomery and Jacobs, but over 150 touches is certainly a plus for a rookie back.

It was a perfect landing spot for N’Keal Harry, going to play with Tom Brady, but also on a team with so many targets gone from last year. 80+ targets is certainly reasonable for Harry, and out of the rookie wideouts that went in the first round, Harry is in the best spot. A.J. Brown and D.K. Metcalf will be in strong roles, but not quite in great passing offenses or even high volume ones. 50-60 targets is still a nice number, but there is a difference between them and Harry up top.

Rookie Quarterbacks

We can over analyze the size of Kyler Murray, but was uber efficient at Oklahoma and is extremely versatile. Even in re-draft leagues, Murray is a viable option, but his dynasty potential is sky high. A lot of that has to do with an offensive friendly coach coming in, and great WR picks in the draft. The Cardinals cleared the way for him by trading Josh Rosen. With Murray’s like rushing production, this opens the door for a top half quarterback finish.

There is a steep drop in guaranteed playing time after Murray, but Dwayne Haskins will be starting in Washington at some point this season. Case Keenum could start early in the year, which should not last long. Haskins does not have the running upside of Murray, but is a strong arm and shows a lot of potential as a pocket passer. The downside for Haskins at the moment is that his surrounding weapons are average at best.

Daniel Jones and Drew Lock both are in quarterback battles with over the hill quarterbacks that should not be starting for their respective teams. Neither had high praise during the draft process, and neither walk into the stablest of teams for fantasy production at the moment. In the long run Jones could be productive with his surrounding cast, where Lock is in no man’s land. The two quarterbacks have zero fantasy upside in year one, but year two is where we will see their real potential. Lock is the more athletic quarterback with some sneaky mobility and big arm strength. Jones is quite the opposite. If you are in need of an upside quarterback, you are better off waiting till next season.

A Potential TE Class For The Future

There are seven tight ends ranked inside the top 50 above, and two of them jump off the charts as potential stars. Generally we have to wait a few years before we see tight end production, so patience is key. However, there are a few options that could generate production early. T.J. Hockenson went eighth overall, and projects to see over 50 targets in year one. Detroit still wants to be a run heavy team, god knows why, but Hockenson is in an offensive with a lack of pass-catching options. Hockenson is a receiving tight end who is also an above average blocker. He will see plenty of snaps in year one. With his athleticism, and the comps to some of the greats, it wouldn’t be a shocker to see him produce in year one.

Noah Fant is the other Iowa tight end that went 20th overall. He is a stud, and the difference between him and Hockenson is he isn’t a great blocker. It might a log jam early on, but I expect Fant to breakout at the midway point of the season and really gain big snaps. Minnesota isn’t going to use Irv Smith Jr right away, and the extension of Kyle Rudolph came at an odd time. This puts Smith in a weird spot moving forward, and the outlook isn’t as high in the long term. He is a raw talent who didn’t have much college production, but looks to be a potential receiving threat in a few years.

The rest of the names on the rankings are guys that will take a longer route to fantasy production. The athleticism and opportunity is certainly there for the taking, we just need to wait it out. Dawson Knox is one of the more athletic tight ends, who has a real shot of getting targets early. 2020 is more likely to see names like Jace Sternberger get more production. Jimmy Graham will be 33, and his time in the NFL is coming to an end.

2019’s Top 250 Dynasty Rankings

Ranking Player Position Ranking Team Age
1 Saquon Barkley RB1 NYG 22
2 Christian McCaffrey RB2 CAR 23
3 Ezekiel Elliott RB3 DAL 24
4 Alvin Kamara RB4 NO 23
5 DeAndre Hopkins WR1 HOU 27
6 Michael Thomas WR2 NO 26
7 Odell Beckham Jr. WR3 CLE 26
8 Davante Adams WR4 GB 26
9 JuJu Smith-Schuster WR5 PIT 22
10 Joe Mixon RB5 CIN 23
11 Todd Gurley RB6 LAR 24
12 Mike Evans WR6 TB 25
13 Dalvin Cook RB7 MIN 23
14 Travis Kelce TE1 KC 29
15 Melvin Gordon RB8 LAC 26
16 James Conner RB9 PIT 24
17 Amari Cooper WR7 DAL 25
18 Patrick Mahomes QB1 KC 23
19 George Kittle TE2 SF 25
20 Le'Veon Bell RB10 NYJ 27
21 Nick Chubb RB11 CLE 23
22 Keenan Allen WR8 LAC 27
23 Antonio Brown WR9 OAK 30
24 David Johnson RB12 ARI 27
25 Julio Jones WR10 ATL 30
26 Stefon Diggs WR11 MIN 25
27 Josh Jacobs (R) RB13 OAK 21
28 Brandin Cooks WR12 LAR 25
29 Kerryon Johnson RB14 DET 21
30 Zach Ertz TE3 PHI 28
31 Kenny Golladay WR13 DET 25
32 Leonard Fournette RB15 JAX 24
33 Adam Thielen WR14 MIN 28
34 TY Hilton WR15 IND 29
35 Tyreek Hill WR16 KC 25
36 Sony Michel RB16 NE 24
37 DJ Moore WR17 CAR 22
38 Calvin Ridley WR18 ATL 24
39 Aaron Jones RB17 GB 24
40 Chris Godwin WR19 TB 23
41 Evan Engram TE4 NYG 24
42 AJ Green WR20 CIN 30
43 Robert Woods WR21 LAR 27
44 Marlon Mack RB18 IND 23
46 Allen Robinson WR22 CHI 25
47 David Montgomery (R) RB19 CHI 22
48 N'Keal Harry (R) WR23 NE 21
49 Derrick Henry RB20 TEN 25
50 Miles Sanders (R) RB21 PHI 22
51 Deshaun Watson QB3 HOU 23
52 Sammy Watkins WR24 KC 26
53 Tyler Boyd WR25 CIN 24
54 OJ Howard TE5 TB 24
55 Baker Mayfield QB4 CLE 24
56 Derrius Guice RB22 WAS 22
57 Devonta Freeman RB23 ATL 27
58 Tyler Lockett WR26 SEA 26
59 Cooper Kupp WR27 LAR 26
60 Rashaad Penny RB24 SEA 23
61 Mike Williams WR28 LAC 24
62 Corey Davis WR29 TEN 24
63 Jarvis Landry WR30 CLE 26
64 Hunter Henry TE6 LAC 24
65 Courtland Sutton WR31 DEN 23
66 Christian Kirk WR32 ARI 22
67 Kareem Hunt RB25 CLE 23
68 Chris Carson RB26 SEA 24
69 Sterling Shepard WR33 NYG 26
70 Dante Pettis WR34 SF 23
71 Phillip Lindsay RB27 DEN 24
72 Will Fuller WR35 HOU 25
73 Kenyan Drake RB28 MIA 25
74 James White RB29 NE 27
75 Robby Anderson WR36 NYJ 26
76 Tarik Cohen RB30 CHI 23
77 Keke Coutee WR37 HOU 22
78 Jared Goff QB5 LAR 24
79 Damien Williams RB31 KC 26
80 Carson Wentz QB6 PHI 26
81 Alshon Jeffery WR38 PHI 29
82 Aaron Rodgers QB7 GB 35
83 Kyler Murray (R) QB8 ARZ 21
84 Tevin Coleman RB32 SF 26
85 David Njoku TE7 CLE 22
86 AJ Brown (R) WR39 TEN 21
87 Darrell Henderson (R) RB33 LAR 21
88 TJ Hockenson (R) TE8 DET 21
89 DK Metcalf (R) WR40 SEA 21
90 Russell Wilson QB9 SEA 30
91 Deebo Samuel (R) WR41 SF 23
92 Parris Campbell (R) WR42 IND 21
93 James Washington WR43 PIT 23
94 Cam Newton QB10 CAR 30
95 Noah Fant (R) TE9 DEN 21
96 Anthony Miller WR44 CHI 24
97 Mecole Hardman (R) WR45 KC 21
98 Royce Freeman RB34 DEN 23
99 Lamar Miller RB35 HOU 28
100 Dede Westbrook WR46 JAX 25
101 Dak Prescott QB11 DAL 25
102 Eric Ebron TE10 IND 26
103 JJ Arcega-Whiteside (R) WR47 PHI 22
104 Andy Isabella (R) WR48 ARI 22
105 Damien Harris (R) RB36 NE 22
106 Marquise Brown (R) WR49 BAL 22
107 Michael Gallup WR50 DAL 23
108 Matt Ryan QB12 ATL 34
109 Mark Ingram RB37 BAL 29
110 Devin Singletary (R) RB38 BUF 21
111 Hakeem Butler (R) WR51 ARI 23
112 Austin Hooper TE11 ATL 24
113 Tre'Quan Smith WR52 NO 23
114 Trey Burton TE12 CHI 27
115 Kirk Cousins QB13 MIN 30
116 Julian Edelman WR53 NE 33
117 Ronald Jones RB39 TB 21
118 Ben Roethlisberger QB14 PIT 37
119 Mitchell Trubisky QB15 CHI 24
120 Drew Brees QB16 NO 40
121 Jordan Howard RB40 PHI 24
122 Jameis Winston QB17 TB 25
123 Irv Smith Jr. (R) TE13 MIN 20
124 DaeSean Hamilton WR54 DEN 24
125 Curtis Samuel WR55 CAR 22
126 Sam Darnold QB18 NYJ 22
127 Matthew Stafford QB19 DET 31
128 Jimmy Garoppolo QB20 SF 27
129 Tyrell Williams WR56 OAK 27
130 Jared Cook TE14 NO 32
131 Marvin Jones WR57 DET 29
132 Lamar Jackson QB21 BAL 22
133 Josh Allen QB22 BUF 23
134 Ito Smith RB41 ATL 23
135 Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR58 GB 24
136 Golden Tate WR59 NYG 30
137 Derek Carr QB23 OAK 28
138 Duke Johnson RB42 CLE 25
139 Dallas Goedert TE15 PHI 24
140 Mark Andrews TE16 BAL 23
141 Vance McDonald TE17 PIT 29
142 Dion Lewis RB43 TEN 28
143 Jerick McKinnon RB44 SF 27
144 Chris Herndon TE18 NYJ 23
145 Quincy Enunwa WR60 NYJ 27
146 Kyle Rudolph TE19 MIN 29
147 Tom Brady QB24 NE 41
148 Carlos Hyde RB45 KC 28
149 Justice Hill (R) RB46 BAL 21
150 Ian Thomas TE20 CAR 22
151 Kalen Ballage RB47 MIA 23
152 Randall Cobb WR61 DAL 28
153 Marcus Mariota QB25 TEN 25
154 Nyheim Hines RB48 IND 22
155 Geronimo Allison WR62 GB 25
156 Josh Rosen QB26 MIA 22
157 Peyton Barber RB49 TB 24
158 Antonio Callaway WR63 CLE 22
159 Devante Parker WR64 MIA 26
160 Jaylen Samuels RB50 PIT 23
161 Mike Gesicki TE21 MIA 23
162 Alexander Mattison (R) RB51 MIN 21
163 D'Onta Foreman RB52 HOU 23
164 Ryquell Armstead (R) RB53 JAX 22
165 Robert Foster WR65 BUF 25
166 Miles Boykin (R) WR66 BAL 22
167 Josh Reynolds WR67 LAR 24
168 Kenny Stills WR68 MIA 27
169 Donte Moncrief WR69 PIT 25
170 DJ Chark WR70 JAX 22
171 Diontae Johnson (R) WR71 PIT 22
172 Dwayne Haskins (R) QB27 WAS 22
173 Jamison Crowder WR72 NYJ 26
174 Austin Ekeler RB54 LAC 24
175 Latavius Murray RB55 NO 29
176 Jonnu Smith TE22 TEN 23
177 Devin Funchess WR73 IND 25
178 LeSean McCoy RB56 BUF 30
179 Benny Snell (R) RB57 PIT 21
180 Jack Doyle TE23 IND 29
181 Justin Watson WR74 TB 23
182 Paul Richardson WR75 WAS 27
183 Philip Rivers QB28 LAC 37
184 Albert Wilson WR76 MIA 26
185 John Brown WR77 BUF 29
186 Larry Fitzgerald WR78 ARI 35
187 Demarcus Robinson WR79 KC 24
188 Dexter Williams (R) RB58 GB 22
189 Jace Sternberger (R) TE24 GB 22
190 Marqise Lee WR80 JAX 27
191 DeSean Jackson WR81 PHI 32
192 Kelvin Harmon (R) WR82 WAS 21
193 Josh Oliver (R) TE25 JAX 22
194 Riley Ridley (R) WR83 CHI 22
195 Terry McLaurin (R) WR84 WAS 23
196 Jamaal Williams RB59 GB 24
197 Daniel Jones (R) QB29 NYG 22
198 Nelson Agholor WR85 PHI 26
199 Bryce Love (R) RB60 WAS 21
200 Dawson Knox (R) TE26 BUF 22
201 Chase Edmonds RB61 ARI 23
202 Adam Shaheen TE27 CHI 25
203 Zay Jones WR86 BUF 24
204 Chris Thompson RB62 WAS 28
205 Adam Humphries WR87 TEN 25
206 David Moore WR88 SEA 24
207 Jimmy Graham TE28 GB 32
208 Jordan Reed TE29 WAS 28
209 Justin Jackson RB63 LAC 23
210 Kahale Warring (R) TE30 HOU 22
211 Greg Olsen TE31 CAR 34
212 Andy Dalton QB30 CIN 31
213 John Ross WR89 CIN 23
214 Gerald Everett TE32 LAR 24
215 Mike Davis RB64 CHI 26
216 Hayden Hurst TE33 BAL 25
217 Matt Breida RB65 SF 24
218 Equanimeous St Brown WR90 GB 22
219 Josh Doctson WR91 WAS 26
220 Darwin Thompson (R) RB66 KC 22
221 Delanie Walker TE34 TEN 34
222 Cole Beasley WR92 BUF 30
223 Mohamed Sanu WR93 ATL 29
224 Emmanuel Sanders WR94 DEN 32
225 Drew Lock (R) QB31 DEN 22
226 Giovani Bernard RB67 CIN 27
227 Jalen Hurd (R) WR95 SF 23
228 CJ Uzomah TE35 CIN 26
229 Joe Flacco QB32 DEN 34
230 TJ Yeldon RB68 BUF 25
231 Deon Cain WR96 IND 22
232 Myles Gaskin (R) RB69 MIA 22
233 Qadree Ollison (R) RB70 ATL 22
234 Rashard Higgins WR97 CLE 24
235 Rodney Anderson (R) RB71 CIN 22
236 Kelvin Benjamin WR98 KC 28
237 Nick Vannett TE36 SEA 26
238 Keelan Cole WR99 JAX 26
239 Nick Foles QB33 JAX 30
240 Josh Gordon WR100 NE 28
241 KeeSean Johnson (R) WR101 ARI 22
242 Jordan Scarlett (R) RB72 WAS 34
243 Ricky Seals-Jones TE37 ARI 24
244 Emmanuel Hall (R) WR102 CHI 22
245 Trayveon Williams (R) RB73 CIN 21
246 Cameron Brate TE38 TB 27
247 Tyler Eifert TE39 CIN 28
248 Gary Jennings (R) WR103 SEA 22
249 Travis Homer (R) RB74 SEA 21
250 Mike Weber (R) RB75 DAL 22

Aftermath In Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh SteelersThere was a changing of the guard in Pittsburgh last season, as we have seen multiple offensive players leave. Le’Veon Bell is now in New York, and Antonio Brown is in Oakland. Pittsburgh was been excellent at lining up replacements over the last decade in the offense, and they have talented skill position players ready to go for the next decade. Looking back at 2018 with Brown still in the mix, JuJu Smith-Schuster produced a 111-1426-7 line and had 166 targets. James Conner took a lead back role with 215 carries and 55 receptions. He had over 1,300 all-purpose yards and 13 total touchdowns. 2019 projections look awfully similar, and we know this is now the core moving forward. Even if the Steelers move to a 60/40 workload, Conner is still a strong back for the next few seasons.

Looking towards who is going to fill the void of Antonio Brown and other options in the receiving core, Donte Moncrief and James Washington standout. Washington was a standout product at Oklahoma State, and was drafted in the third round last year. Moncrief has bounced around, and health has been his biggest issue. Around 80 targets a piece is a reasonable outcome for them. Benny Snell Jr. and Jaylen Samuels are going to see some time behind Conner, and Snell is the long term project, where Samuels is a temporary option for the Steelers. Barring injury, Snell is destined for a bigger role over the next few seasons. Diontae Johnson was drafted with the 66th overall pick out of Toledo. 2020+ seems to be where his fantasy production can begin, and he will need some work. However, tremendous landing spot for him here.

Risers & Fallers

amari cooperAmari Cooper was one player most were ready to cut ties with, but a move to Dallas has changed his future trajectory. He is in a solid offense, and is a true WR1. Not that he wasn’t in Oakland, but this offense is much more stable. He played 11 games in Dallas, and finished the season with a 75-1005-7 line. Look for him to take a bigger step in 2019, and has moved into the top 20. Kenny Golladay passed a few bigger names, as he is the WR1 now in Detroit. He saw 120 targets last season, posting a 70-1063-5 line. Despite Detroit’s idiotic attempt to be run heavy, Golladay’s volume is safe and sound.

aj greenThe looming 31-year-old A.J. Green is trickling down the rankings and the fact he has played 29 out of 48 games over the last three seasons is a concern. He has failed to surpass the 1,000 yard mark in two of the last three years, with a combined total of 18 touchdowns just isn’t cutting it. Corey Davis sits in the mid 60s for the rankings, which is a bit lower than some others. He is in a run heavy Tennessee offense, and is not efficient with his targets. There are more weapons now in Tennessee, so it is hard to bank on that elite volume again. Davis isn’t a big touchdown producer, and his overall upside seems capped. Be on the lookout, Davis could slide further down.

Jason Guilbault has been writing and podcasting in the fantasy sports world for over five years. You can find his work at Daily Fantasy Cafe. He is an avid Tottenham fan, and follows the Boston sports teams. When he isn’t diving into stats, he is enjoying the outdoors or down at the local brewery.

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