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2017 Dynasty Football: Scott Atkins' Rookie Rankings - Running Backs Galore!

High-stakes Dynasty veteran Scott Atkins is hooking you up with his 2017 Rookie Rankings so you can DOMINATE your league!

Scott has a history of winning Dynasty Fantasy Football leagues and was featured in DLF's Greats of the Game series, so we figured we'd hit him up for his first round Dynasty Rookie Rankings to snipe from him for our leagues. 

Scott's Dynasty Rookie Rankings 

Running backs galore!

1 RB Dalvin Cook, Florida State

Cook has the highest upside in this year's draft class. He's 5-foot-10, 210 pounds...A three-down back at the next level who can do it all. Comparisons range to a smaller Edgerrin James or a slower Marshall Faulk. I don't care about the comparisons as much as the talent. He's got it all and you can potentially grab him as far down as the third or fourth spot of your draft depending on the league.

Landing spot: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2 RB Leonard Fournette, LSU

The beast will be a Fantasy Football force if he can stay healthy, which is never a guarantee with backs this big. Still, you can't let him slip any further.

Landing spot: Jacksonville Jaguars

3 RB Christian McCaffrey, Standford

Is he Brian Westbrook or Jamaal Charles? Either way, he's a stud! Don't forget about the 3-cone shuttle. This was the indicator that Le'Veon Bell would be special and McCaffrey was even faster than Bell!

Landing spot: Philadelphia Eagles

4 WR Corey Davis, Western Michigan

Want this year's Michael Thomas? Look no further than Western Michigan's Corey Davis. Obviously let's watch where he lands but he's a small school prospect with excellent hands, speed and superb route running. He is the all-time most productive wide receiver in the history of college football. Re-read that, and let that sink in.

Landing spot: Baltimore Ravens

5 WR Mike Williams, Clemson

Over the top, Mike Evans type ability.

Landing spot: Tennessee Titans - Marcus Mariota gets his big man

6 TE O.J. Howard, Alabama

If you want a sure fire can't miss prospect, this is it.

Landing spot: Denver Broncos

7 RB Joe Mixon, Oklahoma

An NFL Draft first-round freak if not for the punch seen round the world. Don't let him slip past the seventh slot of your Rookie Draft for it. Fantasy players aren't role models.

Landing spot: Kansas City Chiefs

8 WR John Ross III, Washington

Our own Washington native Ian Ritchie, said cool expectations, but he's definitely on our radar.

Landing spot: Tennessee Titans - Mariota catapults to a Tier 2 Dynasty QB with these two weapons (Williams and Ross)

9 RB Alvin Kamara, Tennessee

Kamara is a smaller "shifty" back, very quick and can catch the ball. Our leagues are PPR so he's a Fantasy dream.

Landing spot: Green Bay Packers

10 WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC

The Anquan Boldin comparisons are obvious and he regressed his Junior year but still managed 10 TDs at USC. And don't forget, he's only 20 years old.

Landing spot: Dallas Cowboys

11 RB D'Onta Foreman, Texas

Not usually a big fan of bigger backs for injury reasons, but at a solid six-foot, 233-pounds, he's essentially a younger Jonathan Stewart. Target the end of the first round in trades and don't be afraid to drop back from the 8-10 to 11-13 range and scoop up a couple of picks.

Landing spot: Detroit Lions - they need a big back to compliment Ameer Abdullah

12 TE David Njoku, Miami

Njoku shattered Sport Science records.

Think Mike Evans catch radius. Another 20 year-old, dangerous red zone threat and compares to Greg Olsen. Look, the top tight ends in this class are seriously money in the bank, but historically you don't get as much trade value for the position, unless they end up spectacular.

Landing spot: Miami Dolphins

Early Second Round Picks 

  • RB Samaje Perine
  • WR Carlos Henderson
  • WR Chris Godwin
  • TE Evan Engram
  • WR Curtis Samuel
  • WR Zay Jones

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