Player: Jahan Dotson
Team: Washington Commanders
Pick 16 // Round 1
In a delightful episode of the Razzball Fantasy Football Podcast host Bobby LaMarco discusses the fantasy relevance of former Penn State wide receiver Jahan Dotson with guest Paul Blake. Paul feels that this Dotson is the greatest since the Fairlady Sports 1000. Jahan was a speed burner in college but can this play-maker find another gear in the NFL? To hear our answer watch the YouTube video above and see where Dotson ranks on our new consensus rookie rankings for 2022 fantasy football dynasty leagues and 2022 fantasy football ADP pages!
One inevitability of a draft class that provides an abundance of talent at one position is that some of the players at said position get overlooked.
The 2018 draft class was rife with talent at the Quarterback positions. Five QBs were drafted in the first round that year. Lamar Jackson was the last of the five, selected by the Ravens with the final pick of the first round. Jackson was ranked last of the group in just about every fantasy football preseason publication that year. The 2018 QB class was typically ranked in the following order: Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield, Josh Rosen, and last but not least, Lamar. Lamar Jackson was buried behind other rookies at his position which created a windfall opportunity for thoughtful fantasy football managers.
The same thing happened in 2020 when six wide receivers were selected in the first round. Justin Jefferson was picked fifth out of that group and ranked 5th for fantasy purposes in most preseason publications. The rankings typically fell in the following order: Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb, Jalen Reagor, Henry Ruggs III, and Justin Jefferson. Fantasy football managers who benefitted when Jefferson was overlooked in the crowded field would regale you with stories of the great receiver harvest of 2020.
I believe Jahan Dotson, not unlike Lamar Jackson and Justin Jefferson, is an overlooked player amidst a throng of talent at his position. Check out the video or listen to the audio below to hear my rationale.
Sources: Razzball.com, NFL.com, rotoballer.com, sportingnews.com, profootballreference.com