Todd Gurley Rewards Patient Dynasty Owners

Joey Cartolano updates his dynasty rankings for rookies and developmental prospects

| 2 years ago
(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Todd Gurley Rewards Patient Dynasty Owners

Each week in this space, I am going to be keeping you up to date on all the happenings of NFL rookies and college prospects, otherwise known as “developmental” or “devy” players. You can check out my top 20 prospects to watch this year in my preseason developmental primer.

Rookies provide some of the best value-creation opportunities in dynasty for experienced, savvy owners because of the fact that they are relatively unknown commodities. Knowing which rookies are (and are not) the real deal, then buying and selling accordingly, is crucial to being a successful dynasty owner. These are volatile assets that require a long-term outlook, and as such I find that updating their place in my ranks every week to be a fruitless effort. I’ll be updating my top 30 rookies and top 15 developmental players every four weeks, and in between I’ll be providing news and notes on anything that will have an impact on the dynasty value of these players.

As we are at the quarter pole of the NFL season, I’ve updated my top 30 NFL rookies and top 20 developmental prospects (eligible in 2016-2017) below.

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Joey Cartolano has been contributing dynasty, redraft, developmental and DFS content since 2013. He also makes regular appearances on PFF Radio's Dynasty Slant.

  • geo2209

    Why is Davante Parker ranked 3rd? He’s on the dumpster-fire Dolphins with an underperforming QB and playing with too many other red zone receiving weapons (landry, cameron, jennings, mathews, and now stoneburner) with a high probability injury for reoccurance (foot). Why not just pick him up at the end of the season and hold him til next year if you think he’s that great? I don’t see him doing anything this year to be ranked as high as 3rd, especially over studs who are actually performing ok (or set for an increased role) like Abdullah (now seized the starting role from Joique), Dorsett (more in 3 wide sets since Andre Johnson is a bust), Agholor (Bradford is finding his mojo); and Matt Jones, D.Johnson and K.Williams who are size speed freaks
    (which you touched on a little). I watched some of Parker’s college game tape and I’m not seeing why you think he’s that great – he’s not a great route runner, lacks strength against physicality, and doesn’t have elite top end speed.

    • Joey

      This is dynasty. Long term