Fantasy Football: The Top 10 Rookie Wide Receivers for 2017
Rookies are an unknown commodity in fantasy football. We can attempt to predict roles and production, but the truth is that we only know what we've been told, read, or watched from their college days.
Luckily for you, we here at numberFire use our proprietary algorithms to project players' fantasy production, and that includes this year's fresh faces.
When we think rookie wideouts, we first recall top-10 picks like Corey Davis (5th overall), Mike Williams (7th overall) and John Ross (9th overall). After all, these three were the only wideouts who came off the board in the first round of this April's NFL Draft. But just because they were drafted early doesn't mean they're the top rookie options at their position for fantasy football purposes as opportunity and situation largely dictate a rookie receiver's ability to step in immediately as a factor in fantasy football.
Using numberFire's Draft Kit (which is based on standard scoring), we'll look at the 10 most relevant rookie receivers based on FireFactor, our internal method of ranking players according to overall production and value over replacement. We'll also take a look at each player's projected statistics and fantasy points, as well as average draft position (ADP) from Fantasy Football Calculator's 12-team standard drafts.
Who comes in atop the list? Let's roll on to find out!