Every year there are a few rookies that stand out from all the rest. Some of these rookies make it into your fantasy rosters, while other may just sit until they show their true talents during the regular season. But here is a list of a few rookies who could make an immediate impact on your team, and should be considered picking up during your draft.
1. Tavon Austin, WR St. Louis Rams
He has huge upside from a kick return standpoint, he’s someone who could score a few touchdowns aside from catching passes in the end zone from Bradford. He is also one of the biggest playmakers on the team, and won’t be competing for passes because he will be a primary target.
2. Andre Dobson, WR New England Patriots
With a depleted offensive lineup, Dobson could be primed to make an early impact for the Pats. With Welker out o the picture, Hernandez no longer with the team, and Gronk hurt, Dobson will be a great target for Brady. I expect him to get a few touchdown passes, and he could be a player who falls far in your fantasy draft, and could potentially go undrafted.
3. Eddie Lacy, RB Green Bay Packers
The Packers have consistently had a poor running game as of late, but with the selection of Lacy in the 2013 NFL Draft, it’s apparent they want to change that. Lacy will be presumably getting many of the snaps for the Packers, and has potential to score touchdowns as he will be behind an elite quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.
There are obviously more rookies that should have huge impacts for their teams, but in my personal opinion, these three stand out the most to me. I also like Tyler Eifert, Robert Woods, and Cordarrelle Patterson to name a few.