Yes 75% of this list are rookies, but all are in situations where they could win the starting job. This rookie QB class is probably the most antagonized about, but they could each make fantasy owners happy. Manuel is probably in the best situation partly because he has the best supporting cast around him. Steve Johnson is a proven receiver, Robert Woods is an NFL ready second rounder, and guys like T.J. Graham, and Marquise Goodwin bring tantalizing speed.
Geno Smith has to do with the circus that is the NY Jets, but it seems the team wants nothing more than to move on from Mark Sanchez. He has nothing to throw to, but he has the opportunity to make the most of the situation, and provide value for quarterback deficient teams.
Tyler Wilson could once again be a rookie quarterback that steals the job from Matt Flynn. Wilson as gotten a bad rap after a disappointing senior season, but the year before he was a first rounder. I really think Denarius Moore is going to have breakout season, and Jacoby Ford could rebound after missing last season.
It cannot get worse for Gabbert; I hope. The thing about him is I actually feel bad for him to the point it seemed his previous coaches were setting him up to fail. With a full season of MJD, and a little bit of backing from the coaching staff Gabbert could finally have an average season.
For some running backs like Darren McFadden owners are better off drafting his backup. Marcel Reece did a phenomenal job, but the Raiders would probably prefer to keep him at fullback. Murray, a rookie from UCF, is built exactly like McFadden standing at 6’3 220 pounds. Oh and not to mention he also has 4.3 speed. Keep him in mind barring a McFadden injury.
The Rams running back situation is somewhat confusing, but Stacy has the best shot to be useful. According to Isaiah Pead himself his rookie season was miserable, and Daryl Richardson is just a change-of-pace back. Of all the three despite being a rookie Stacy is the already the most NFL ready.
I’ve done four mock drafts so far, and have drafted Denard Robinson in every one; I can’t not draft him. The Jaguars claim he is going to get 10 to 15
touches snaps per game. Regardless if it is just a ballpark number of snaps the Jaguars have nothing outside of MJD and Cecil Shorts they may look to increase that total.
Robert Woods, despite being a bit smaller, is basically a carbon copy of Steve Johnson. That is not a bad thing at all considering Woods can play at a high level right away. People are shying away from the Bills base on their quarterback situation, but that won’t be a enough to keep a talented player like Woods down.
Quick was drafted in the second round last year, but all of a sudden has a lot of competition in Tavon Austin, Chris Givens, and tight end. Of all the Rams receiver he has the prototypical size NFL teams look for, so they make look his way to make the tough catches.
Like every Jet Hill had a down season last year, but if Geno Smith is the quarterback his outlook could improve. Dustin Keller is gone, and aside from Santonio Holmes, which isn’t much, the Jets dont’ have depth at receiver. Smith being a rookie could easily develop a rapport with the younger Hill
TE: Luke Stocker
The Buccaneers got nothing out of their tight end last year, but that is partly because Dallas Clark was holding down the fort. He does have Tom Crabtree to challenge him, but Josh Freeman hasn’t had a decent tight end, and Stocker could be nice option. He probably won’t get much more than 500 yards, but he could churn out some value.