Anyone who has played fantasy football in the past know that rookies are typically a big crapshoot when it comes to consistent fantasy production. But there are always a few players that rise to the top.
In most cases, this has much more to do with player opportunity than raw talent. Who is your midseason fantasy rookie favorite? We polled our writers, regulars and fans and got the following results. Feel free to jump into the debate by championing your favorite rookie below in the comments.
jzak: Jahvid Best, RB. One case of turf toe is all that stands between Best being mentioned on this list twice and total domination of the fantasy rookie discussion. Take out performances against tough run defenses in the Giants and Bears, and Best is averaging close to four yards per carry and racking up plenty of stats in receiving categories, especially PPR.
ep: Sam Bradford, QB. Take away the three interception game in the opener and Bradford has thrown twice as many TDs as INTs (10/5). He’s the rookie to own out of the 2010 class.
Sockonfl: Sam Bradford, STL. To me, the best rookie is one that helps improve his team’s overall won-lost record the most. The Rams are only 4-4, but that is miles of improvement over the past several seasons. Bradford has guided the offensive troops well and looks poised in the pocket. He is going to be a good one for a long time in the NFL.
Consigliere: Mike Williams, TB.
Krause: Mike Williams, TB. This pick is based on PPR format. Williams has been the most consistent rookie and is Josh Freeman’s favorite target. He’s also his favorite red zone target. Don’t believe me? Take a look at how many TDs Kellen Winslow has (0)!
Chinstrapninjas regular Chris Burgess: Dez Bryant, WR. When healthy, this guy is a beast. On a pass-heavy team, with special team TD possibilities.
KGSO sports radio host Jason Mals: Jahvid Best or Dez Bryant
Who is your favorite fantasy rookie so far? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!