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After introducing the rookies in our last article, this week I dive into my favorite rookie sleeper and the only two rookie quarterbacks to crack the Top 150! Of course, things can change over the next few months, but early camp reports have been glowing so far for these rookies. This along with the landing spots has me intrigued by their prospects as soon as 2024. So, let’s dive into why these players should be on your fantasy radars next season.

 

THE Rookie Sleeper…. and Quarterbacks!

 

  • Player: Ladd McConkey
  • Team Los Angeles Chargers
  • Overall Ranking: 98 (ADP 97)

Ladd McConkey falls into a solid spot as he will likely take over as the primary inside receiver role. Not only has Keenan Allen flourished with Justin Herbert on the inside, but even Anquan Boldin had a resurgence in the slot under Jim Harbaugh back in San Francisco in 2013-2014. In those two seasons, Boldin finished as a Top 20 WR as the primary slot guy in this offense.

That being said, I currently view McConkey as slightly behind Josh Palmer in the pecking order. However, when Herbert has had two healthy WRs, he has supported two top 40 options for fantasy in 2021 and 2022. This is why McConkey is a buy for me at his current ADP.

 

  • Player: Jayden Daniels
  • Team Washington Commanders
  • Overall Ranking: 99 (ADP 110)

It’s hard not to view Jayden Daniels as the next Robert Griffin III. Both players were drafted 2nd overall, landed in Washington, and are known as dual-threat QBs with blazing speed. Griffin hit the ground running his first season finishings as a Top 10 QB his rookie year.

New Commanders OC Kliff Kingsbury isn’t afraid to use his QBs in the run game as Kyler Murray averaged between 30-51 rushing yards per game. In his rookie season under Kingsbury, Murray finished as the QB12 in PPG while rushing for over 500 yards. Daniels upside is immense with solid weapons around him so I will continue to be slightly ahead of ADP as long as it doesn’t get out of hand.

 

  • Player: Caleb Williams
  • Team Chicago Bears
  • Overall Ranking: 127 (ADP 100)

Caleb Williams is set up to make an immediate impact for fantasy football in 2024. He has an elite three WR set with D.J. Moore, Keenan Allen, and Rome Odunze to go along with a solid TE1. This group plus his draft pedigree leads me to believe he has Andrew Luck/Baker Mayfield/C.J Stroud rookie season upside. Luck, Mayfield, and Stroud had between 22-23 fantasy points. Those numbers would have put them between QB8-11 last season.

New Bears OC Shane Waldron did help Geno Smith post a top-eight season in 2022. Smith followed up that 2022 season with a QB17 season just last year. Even though history has shown examples that Williams could emerge as a Top 12 player in year one, his Top 8-12 ceiling doesn’t justify his ADP which is why I am lower on him for now.

 

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# Name Team Pos
Christian McCaffrey SF RB
Tyreek Hill MIA WR
CeeDee Lamb DAL WR
Breece Hall NYJ RB
Ja’Marr Chase CIN WR
Amon-Ra St. Brown DET WR
Bijan Robinson ATL RB
Garrett Wilson NYJ WR
Justin Jefferson MIN WR
Kyren Williams LAR RB
A.J. Brown PHI WR
Jahmyr Gibbs DET RB
De’Von Achane MIA RB
Jonathan Taylor IND RB
Alvin Kamara NO RB
Saquon Barkley PHI RB
Davante Adams LV WR
Isiah Pacheco KC RB
Chris Olave NO WR
Brandon Aiyuk SF WR
Puka Nacua LAR WR
Marvin Harrison ARI WR
Derrick Henry BAL RB
Drake London ATL WR
Nico Collins HOU WR
Travis Etienne JAC RB
Josh Jacobs GB RB
Deebo Samuel SF WR
Rachaad White TB RB
Mike Evans TB WR
Sam LaPorta DET TE
Jalen Hurts PHI QB
Cooper Kupp LAR WR
Amari Cooper CLE WR
James Cook BUF RB
Joe Mixon HOU RB
Josh Allen BUF QB
Patrick Mahomes KC QB
Lamar Jackson BAL QB
Stefon Diggs HOU WR
D.J. Moore CHI WR
Travis Kelce KC TE
C.J. Stroud HOU QB
Jaylen Waddle MIA WR
D.K. Metcalf SEA WR
Mark Andrews BAL TE
Zay Flowers BAL WR
Tee Higgins CIN WR
DeVonta Smith PHI WR
Kenneth Walker SEA RB
Joe Burrow CIN QB
Michael Pittman IND WR
Dalton Kincaid BUF TE
Trey McBride ARI TE
George Pickens PIT WR
Dak Prescott DAL QB
James Conner ARI RB
David Montgomery DET RB
Aaron Jones MIN RB
Marquise Brown KC WR
Zamir White LV RB
Christian Kirk JAC WR
Rhamondre Stevenson NE RB
Rashee Rice KC WR
Evan Engram JAC TE
Malik Nabers NYG WR
Jaxon Smith-Njigba SEA WR
Raheem Mostert MIA RB
Tank Dell HOU WR
Tony Pollard TEN RB
George Kittle SF TE
Kyler Murray ARI QB
Jordan Love GB QB
Anthony Richardson IND QB
Brock Purdy SF QB
Keenan Allen CHI WR
Chris Godwin TB WR
Ladd McConkey LAC WR
Terry McLaurin WAS WR
Devin Singletary NYG RB
Zack Moss CIN RB
Jake Ferguson DAL TE
Jayden Reed GB WR
Calvin Ridley TEN WR
Diontae Johnson CAR WR
Brian Thomas JAC WR
D’Andre Swift CHI RB
Jerome Ford CLE RB
DeAndre Hopkins TEN WR
Brian Robinson WAS RB
Austin Ekeler WAS RB
Aaron Rodgers NYJ QB
Courtland Sutton DEN WR
Dallas Goedert PHI TE
Joshua Palmer LAC WR
Jonathon Brooks CAR RB
Kyle Pitts ATL TE
Javonte Williams DEN RB
Khalil Shakir BUF WR
Jayden Daniels WAS QB
Jameson Williams DET WR
Najee Harris PIT RB
Curtis Samuel BUF WR
Justin Herbert LAC QB
David Njoku CLE TE
Mike Williams NYJ WR
Jordan Addison MIN WR
Jaylen Warren PIT RB
Ezekiel Elliott DAL RB
Rico Dowdle DAL RB
Nick Chubb CLE RB
Christian Watson GB WR
Jakobi Meyers LV WR
Brandin Cooks DAL WR
Adam Thielen CAR WR
Trevor Lawrence JAC QB
Tua Tagovailoa MIA QB
Jared Goff DET QB
Tyler Lockett SEA WR
T.J. Hockenson MIN TE
Tyjae Spears TEN RB
Gus Edwards LAC RB
J.K. Dobbins LAC RB
Jaleel McLaughlin DEN RB
Chase Brown CIN RB
Pat Freiermuth PIT TE
Matthew Stafford LAR QB
Caleb Williams CHI QB
Keaton Mitchell BAL RB
Justin Fields PIT QB
Cole Kmet CHI TE
Romeo Doubs GB WR
Rashid Shaheed NO WR
Cade Otton TB TE
Zach Charbonnet SEA RB
Kirk Cousins ATL QB
Keon Coleman BUF WR
Xavier Worthy KC WR
Geno Smith SEA QB
Rome Odunze CHI WR
Daniel Jones NYG QB
Will Levis TEN QB
Dalton Schultz HOU TE
Darnell Mooney ATL WR
Zach Ertz WAS TE
Wan’Dale Robinson NYG WR
Michael Wilson ARI WR
Rashod Bateman BAL WR
Lucas Krull DEN TE
Demario Douglas NE WR

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Sources: Razzball.comPFF.comFantasyProsFFTodayPro Football Reference and Football Outsiders