Fantasy Football: 2016 NFL Rookie Rankings

Corey Coleman
Corey Coleman

The 2016 NFL draft is behind us. The preseason is here, and rookies are looking to make an early impression in their new organization. Now, it's time to start evaluating the 2016 class before we create our own draft boards for fantasy football leagues in the fall.

Below you'll find our rookie draft board which breaks down the 2016 fantasy value and long-term fantasy value for the players who should be on your radar this year and beyond. These rankings will be useful in deciding which rookies you want to snatch up in your season-long and dynasty fantasy football leagues this year.

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2016 FANTASY FOOTBALL ROOKIE RANKINGS (UPDATED 9/5)

RankPlayerPos.TeamCollege  2016 GradeLong-Term Grade
1Ezekiel ElliottRBDallasOhio State  A+A+
2Sterling ShepardWRNY GiantsOklahoma  A-A-
3Corey ColemanWRClevelandBaylor  BA-
4Will FullerWRHoustonNotre Dame  B-A-
5Josh DoctsonWRWashingtonTCU  CA
6Laquon TreadwellWRMinnesotaOle Miss  C+A-
7Derrick HenryRBTennesseeAlabama  CB+
8Michael ThomasWRNew OrleansOhio State  C+B+
9Kenneth DixonRBBaltimoreLa. Tech  C+B
10C.J. ProsiseRBSeattleNotre Dame  CB+
11Leonte CarooWRMiamiRutgers  DA-
12Devontae BookerRBDenverUtah  CB-
13Tyler BoydWRCincinnatiPittsburgh  B-B-
14Jordan HowardRBChicagoIndiana  C-B-
15Paul PerkinsRBNY GiantsUCLA  C-B-
16D. WashingtonRBOaklandTexas Tech  CC+
17Tajae SharpeWRTennesseeUMASS  B-C
18Jonathan WilliamsRBBuffaloArkansas  C-B
19Wendell SmallwoodRBPhiladelphiaW. Virginia  C-C+
20Hunter HenryTESan DiegoArkansas  CB
21Carson WentzQBPhiladelphiaN. Dakota St.  C+B-
22Paxton LynchQBDenverMemphis  C-A-
23Kenyan DrakeRBMiamiAlabama  CC
24Jared GoffQBLos AngelesCalifornia  C-B-
25Tyler ErvinRBHoustonSan Jose St.  CC
26Dak PrescottQBDallasMiss. State  BC-
27Josh FergusonRBIndianapolisIllinois  CC
28Malcolm MitchellWRN. EnglandGeorgia  C-B-
29Austin HooperTEAtlantaStanford  CB+
30Rashard HigginsWRClevelandColorado St.  C+C
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