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2017 Fantasy Football Rookies To Watch

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Football season is in the air; I can feel it and with that comes fantasy football. I am already trying to map out my strategies. I am trying to figure out who I am taking and in which round. The 2017 NFL draft just wrapped up and rookie players have landed on their respective teams, which also means more studying and preparation. Do I take a rookie RB, TE, and/or WR, and if so, in which round(s)?

Here are some intriguing fantasy football rookies:

Jamaal Williams, running back from BYU, drafted by the Green Bay Packers. Williams is listed at 6’0” and weighs in at 212 lbs. Things just got interesting in Green Bay. Green Bay released Christine Michael and fellow RB Don Jackson making Williams the clear cut # 2 guy before training camp even gets started and don’t forget . Green Bay also added Aaron Jones RB from UTEP taken in round five with pick 182 and Devante Mays RB from Utah State taken with the 238th pick. I’m following this in training camp to see if Williams can become the clear cut #1 in Green Bay.

David Njoku, tight end from Miami, it’s a little hard for me to get too excited about Njoku, due to Cleveland’s quarterback situation, we saw what kind of year Brock Osweiler had last year, and I had DeAndre Hopkins on my fantasy team last year. This is something to monitor though.

Evan Engram, tight end from Ole Miss, this guy is a wide receiver in a tight ends body and Eli Manning has a lot of weapons in New York. I’m definitely monitoring this during training camp to see how this plays out.

Samaje Perine from Oklahoma is someone else to watch in Washington. It may not be too hard to take touches away from Robert Kelley, who looked like a one hit wonder last year.

And don’t forget about Joe Mixon, the other part of the two headed monster in Oklahoma, drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals. If Mixon can stay out of trouble, he could take touches away from Giovani Bernard and his banged up knee and Jeremy Hill.

Dalvin Cook from Florida State landed in Minnesota, could Cook take touches away from Latavius Murray, who only boasts 4.0 yards per rush? And if so how many touches could he get?

But I’m really getting excited about O.J. Howard, 6’ 6” 251 lbs. tight end from Alabama, drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I’m excited about anyone on the Bucs team this year, especially Jameis Winston. Winston has so many weapons in his arsenal now, Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, rookie WR Chris Godwin from Penn State and now Howard.

Christian McCaffrey, running back from Stanford, could make some noise in Carolina too. I’m monitoring this guy in training camp to see how many touches he can steal from Jonathan Stewart.

Corey Davis WR from Western Michigan, Delanie Walker and Rishard Matthews could make Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota look good this year. If I can’t get Jameis Winston, then I can always try to scoop up Mariota in my fantasy draft.

And finally, LSU running back Leonard Fournette in Jacksonville, I like Fournette, but I am not sure I am going to go out and try to target him. Fournette can bulldoze people over, but he isn’t a complete back. He’s a downhill runner. If he falls to me, then I’ll pick him, but I’m not going out of my way to land him, plus the Jags backfield is crowded with Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon.

Now, let’s get training camp started, so I can formulate my strategy.

 

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